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Julie's Bad Apples

Monday, March 05, 2012

So as part of the BLC 18 Disney Princess Challenge, I was asked to define/reflect on something that is an obstacle to you in your weight loss journey (this can be a thing, an attitude, a person) and determine how to overcome this (Just one time over the weekend)

While I was pretty stumped, I think the biggest thing is value of self and that making the time for self is not a negative thing. Do you have someone who just makes you feel awful for choosing the gym, or a walk, or a run, or such, as something you decide is more important? Because they do not understand balance? That, in this society we exist in...where we want to press a button and get a result...that ordering the priority of the day is okay? Or is it frowned upon? What if you were breaking it up over 10 or 15 or 20 minutes a few times a day? People take smoke breaks? Lunch breaks? Daydream? Gossip? But in those minutes that they do move your body.

Could you take that person that gives you a hard time along for the ride? Even though I don't usually run with my other half, you could say I did this. He got a guilt trip seeing me make magic happen (yeah baby!) and made something happen for himself. So now we switch off on our fitness.

I think that last week was definitely a bad apple moment. I woke up every morning exhausted. The kids were having trouble getting on their way and needed a ride to school (instead of taking the bus). They had two wonky days of school, so I would have to make the most of what I had. But I also had this proposal screaming at me (which is only valued in Billions of dollars!). Pressure? Roadblocks? You bet! Did they get in my way! Yes! Yes they did! So in looking at this example...what could I have done better to handle it?

Well, I could have walked. Sure running is great. But I could have walked. I could have broken up my fitness minutes over the day. But I didn't. I derailed and crashed. Didn't quite go up in flames. So the moral of this to take each day and figure out what kind of fitness will be ideal. I am not training, per se, for a race. I'd love to, but it has be gradual for me. So if the day is pure insanity...then a few times a day I hit the treadmill. By the time the day is over, my minutes are in and my heart is happy. I might want it to be all or nothing, but I need to be flexible.


Wednesday Weigh In

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Alas, my weigh in news is not good today.

Last Wed: 141
This Wed: 143.6

What happened? I missed 4 days of exercise. Will I make excuses for that? No. Do I have a good reason (and not an excuse)? Well, only for 2 of those 4 days. I am waiting for the doc to call me (hate the wait!) with feedback on my abdominal and pelvic ultrasounds from Friday. I think I had a gall bladder attack, but I am not a doctor and I do not play one on TV. emoticon

The other two days...when I had a window of time to fit things in...I just didn't. Kick me in the pants, will ya? emoticon emoticon

Thankfully, I hit the reset button on fitness this Monday and have behaved myself ever since emoticon

I think me and those 5 lbs will be boxing for eternity emoticon

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RAINRUN 2/21/2012 11:55AM


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SEEHOLZ 2/19/2012 8:42PM

    Hope you're feeling better :-)

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TEACHINGAGAIN 2/18/2012 8:36PM

    Don't be too hard on yourself. Every day is a new BEGINNING! Begin again!

Hope your tests turn out ok.

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CIVIAV 2/16/2012 7:10PM

    Hang on Beautiful!

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123ELAINE456 2/16/2012 4:02AM

  We have faith in you. You will be able to get back and stay on track.. God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Week.

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NURSESARAH03 2/16/2012 3:30AM

    Keep going, Julie! We're all right there with ya. Seems like a lot of us had a crappy week. Time to kick things into full swing this week and gain some momentum!! I'm not going to kick you but will a gentle nudge work? I'm not necessarily the violent kind.....well maybe I am..but only in my head! lol emoticon

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MSWEEZER 2/15/2012 8:21PM

    I'll give you a kick if you give me one too! I lost a few ounces but still struggling. Today I wake with a headache so went back to bed rather than move. Planned to try tonight but had a commitment that kept me from doing so and now just too late. I guess I chalk it up and move on and start fresh in the a.m.

So don't be too hard on yourself and just pick up and move on. We all have those days and life goes on.


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MELISSAD0721 2/15/2012 4:14PM

    Kudos for getting back on track! I have been trying since last week. EEK!

Clearly, I am a much better motivator of others than of myself. LOL.

Those 5lbs cant hold you back, you are way to strong

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DAS92687 2/15/2012 12:12PM

And I need a kick back !!
I also missed a lot of exercise opportunities this week and gained 2 pounds.
Was there something in the air this week?? OR What ???

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1LBDOWN 2/15/2012 11:09AM

  I just saw this. I think I kicked your pants. Check your comments.


I'm kicking myself, too. KICK KICK!

No excuses. If I can walk with an aneurysm, you can lift soup cans with a gall bladder problem. ;-)

(No one ever wins the "I'm sicker" contest with me. Many have tried...many have fallen. LOL! Ehlers Danlos prevails every time! I don't know if that's a good thing, or a bad thing. Yes I's a bad thing.)

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Wednesday Weigh In for 2/8 and other misc

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Well, wherever that munch-bug got to, I can thank this past weekend's Game challenge for reigning me in. Who doesn't want big money?

If I didn't snack in the evening, then each day of the 4 day challenge earned me $200 emoticon

I knew that this was my opportunity to stay strong!

The big day came yesterday. Weigh in Wednesday! Now I am a Master of Maintenance, but I still wanted to head back in the direction of my goal weight number. Are you ready?

I lost 1.8 pounds, and I am one pound away from my goal weight (again)!

Isn't that the cutest kitty? emoticon

I wanted to also get a better understanding of what I burn. If I did the same exercises, every other day (MWF run with lower body ST, SSTTh walk with upper body ST)...based on what I figured to be close...2314 calories burned per week. Not counting whatever my body does with my efforts from strength work. Spark doesn't calculate this but I know that strength work is what helped me shed the last 10 stubborn pounds.

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DAS92687 2/13/2012 6:28AM

    That REALLY IS the cutest kitty ;o)
Hoping you get the test results back soon and you are feeling 100% !!

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123ELAINE456 2/9/2012 10:30PM

  Awesome Way To Go What a cute little kitty cat you have God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Week. Rock Away

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    WooHoo - I am so jealous. You are rocking it.

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LRSILVER 2/9/2012 12:58PM

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Wednesday Weigh In

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

I promised I would update, and a promise is a promise!

Unfortunately, I am up a pound this week. I weighed in at 142.8 emoticon

Something that has been on my many calories am I burning? I really stepped up my fitness minutes in January, and I had a case of the munchies!

I need to get in touch, and get informed, about what I am burning. I'll start fresh on Sunday and wear my HRM watch with chest strap. We'll see what we get! emoticon

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CIVIAV 2/1/2012 1:38PM

    Still doing great!

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LRSILVER 2/1/2012 12:31PM

    Wow what a great idea. I think I will also use my HR monitor. I found I am up 2 lbs today, wierd; it is probably water weight.
Love your blogs

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DAS92687 2/1/2012 12:18PM

    So, the new exercise didn't work in 12 hours? ;o)
Give it more of a chance ... And don't sweat a single week's weigh in. You are doing great !!

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    My Polar calculates my calorie burn based on Height/Weight/Sex/HR - hoping it is correct.

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LILYGAL 2/1/2012 11:36AM

    OMG!! Where did you get a picture of me?!!! emoticon emoticon Seriously, it could be just water and I do the same thing some times with the munchies. Some days I could care less about eating but other days I can't get enough in me. I wouldn't get too worried about the one lb. You are doing so great. Keep up the good work!!!

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Getting Out of My Comfort Zone

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

So my exercise, for the last....oh...good year (maybe longer), has involved




You could easily start an argument with me about

So I stepped out of my comfort zone today. I did a 1 hour cardio blast workout that I found in my On Demand Fitness TV lineup. I had no idea what I was getting into. Rest assured, I felt a lot like this when it was over.

The workout was a combination of high intensity moves and upper body (or abs) work. It took physical and mental toughness as I progressed. I am grateful that I was capable of doing it, and that I followed this motto

Will this result in a change on the scale (for the positive) at tomorrow's weigh in? I promise to report back!

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LILYGAL 2/1/2012 8:36AM

    You will see a change! I've tried some of those and they aren't easy. I've done Bob Harper's 1hour of weight training and it was hard. I finally had to give it up due to joint pain. Just hang in there!!

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ORGANIC811LFRV 2/1/2012 6:57AM

    I went to your page to view your food for the day and it isn't being updated so I'm not certain what you are eating.

To me Fuel is #1! If you aren't eating from a plant-based diet without dairy/meat this workout may be a problem.

Fuel first and then concern yourself on the exercise.

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NURSESARAH03 1/31/2012 11:58PM

    sounds like an emoticon workout! You rock! Hope your body appreciates the change of pace!

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LRSILVER 1/31/2012 9:23PM

    great blog emoticon

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DAS92687 1/31/2012 9:21PM

    That's great, Julie :o)

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MSWEEZER 1/31/2012 8:39PM

    Awesome indeed. I think changing it up on occasion is what our bodies need to throw it off so it will give it up!! Look forward to hearing more.

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BOBBYD31 1/31/2012 8:05PM

    probably not much of a change for tomorrow but you continue to do them you will have a change.
good luck!

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