Monday, April 01, 2013
How many of you are doing that "Rise & Shine Challenge" for the whole month of April??? I AM!!! I believe the rules were to do at least one of these every day throughout the month of April:
1) eat breakfast
2) exercise in the morning
3) both of the above
Now, I don't usually do blogs, but this one I tend on editing everyday to update it for myself and to see my progress. I hardly ever wake up in time before work to have breakfast and a nice, hot cup of coffee. This April Challenge, I hope will change that. Also, now that SPRING IS HERE, I tend to wake up in plenty of time to go walking outside and wake up with the fresh air and sunshine!!
Yes, I love my pillows and would rather sleep than have breakfast, but I am now learning, more than ever, that breakfast is so important and it's definitely why I'm so sleepy and drowsy throughout the day. I'd rather wake up in enough time to have something healthy in my stomach and also wake up slowly and leave in plenty of time so I don't have to face insane traffic................So here we go!!!!!!
*Monday, April 1st - Woke up in plenty of time to have breakfast and fix me a nice cup of coffee for the drive into work :)
*Tuesday, April 2nd - (First of all, went to bed too late) / Woke up with some time to eat a quick bowl of cereal. No coffee :o( (Planning on doing a Zumba DVD tonight!!)
Friday, July 06, 2012
Itís so funny that as soon as I got my license (over 10 yrs ago now), I completely gave up bike riding. Iíve let my only mountain bike get rusty and dusty in my small garage on the side of my house and simply stopped thinking about ever going for another bike ride ever again now that I can drive.
Well, things started to change in my mind a bit when I started at this company Iím at now. Iíve been here 5 Ĺ years now and for the last 4 Ĺ this one co-worker of mine has tried to convince me to join him, and a few others in the company, in participating in the American Cancer Society Bike-A-Thon, which takes place every July.
Those last 4 years, whenever the month got close and the summer heat kept creeping closer, I somewhat wanted to participate but Iíve always said ďMaybe next yearĒ or thought of a quick excuse or other event I had to attend. (I feel bad now honestly)
Then with my parents and I losing approximately 20 lbs each this past March, something clicked when that co-worker of mine asked me for the 5th time to join him.
This time I said ďYes, count me in!Ē
He was so thrilled as was I!!
Even though I shouldíve started training months ago, itís almost time for the Bike-A-Thon (2 days to be exact) and yes Iím so out of shape, but Iím not backing out. In the past 2 weeks, Iíve gotten my mother and one of my best girl friends out on our bikes together.
Now, for someone (me) who hates summer, I have to admit, itís been an eye-opener since I started biking again. The heat may be horrible while youíre waiting in traffic at every red light or on a major highway in 5 oíclock traffic just trying to get home, but Iíve found that after work, getting on my bike, the heat itís not so bad because thereís always a breeze (a hot one yes, but at least itís some wind).
Iíve also laid out a back route from my home to my work and found a great way, all back roads, and it only takes me an hour to bike it. I may start riding to work, but Iíd have to check the weather so as to not be stuck riding in rain, up hills, lololol (I can see it now).
But honestly, thatíll save me bit $$ on gas!! Hereís hoping.
I canít believe I totally gave up bike riding when I got my license. If you are younger and reading this, please donít do this. Keep riding your bike for exercise like I shouldíve done.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
HELP Spark People - I've hit a rut of a plateau and cannot seem to get passed it!!
I walk a lot and I've just started bike riding again (Getting ready to ride for Cancer on July 8th), but I also plan to ride more even after that event!! (But it's not enough at the moment)
And I do not belong to a gym, I have in the past where I go a lot in the beginning and bring a friend to motivate me, but then it gets old or I make excuses or plans to not go......You know what I mean..........
So....What are some things that have worked for you in the past (or now) where you find yourself hitting and staying at a certain # on that lovely scale, lol ???
Wednesday, May 09, 2012
So...ok...I'm not sure if any of you have ever heard of HCG before. If you have and have been or still are skeptical about trying it for losing weight - TRUST ME - IT WORKS!!!!!!!!!! I was VERY skeptical, especially when my Dad (who I love big time) wanted to try it. He kept telling my mother and I that because his best friend and wife are trying it, that we should too. Well, I did my own research and honestly, I didn't like it one bit.
This diet goes against everything that doctor's say how we should eat: 500 calories a day / low protein / no exercise while taking the drops...etc. BUT.......
That's when one night my mother and I did a sort of conference call to Jimmy and his wife (who live in KY) and we asked ALL of our skeptical ?'s about this hormone.
His wife is a nurse and none of her hospital co-workers, not even the doctors, had anything bad to say about this diet. That was the 1st reason why I thought this was ok. Secondly, because Jimmy and his wife lost a combined total of 50 lbs together during their first round of doing HCG. I was amazed when I saw before and after photos of them.
So long story short.....My parents and I tried it. You can choose to do just the 21 day (3 week) plan OR you can choose to do between 21-40 days. My parents and I did it for exactly 27 days: I lost a total of 16 lbs / My mother lost a total of 18 lbs / and My father lost a total of 22lbs.
This is the FIRST thing that has worked for any of us!!!!!!!!!! So YES, I totally, 150% Recommend the HCG drops, especially if you have over 30 lbs to lose. In 2 months time, my parents and I plan to do another 20-40 day round again to lose more weight. The test will be to see if we can all keep the weight off until we start it back up again.
I FEEL AWESOME and some shirts & pants fit that hasn't fit in at least 7 years!!!!!
Thursday, March 01, 2012
I NEED TO GET MY BEHIND IN GEAR AND LOSE WEIGHT THIS YEAR!!! IT'S ALREADY MARCH AND I'M NOT NEARLY WHERE I WAS HOPING I'D BE WHEN I FIRST SIGNED UP WITH THIS SITE LAST FALL. I KNOW IT TAKES TIME TO LOSE WEIGHT, AND PROPERLY (TO KEEP IT OFF), BUT I HAVEN'T EVEN HARDLY MADE A DENT AND THAT IS A HUGE LET DOWN FOR MYSELF...IT'S ALMOST LIKE MY BODY IS TOTALLY COMFORTABLE WHERE IT IS, BUT I AM TOTALLY, MOST DEFINITELY, NOT COMFORTABLE WITH MY WEIGHT. I NEVER HAVE BEEN. BY NOT WORKING HARD AT THIS, I'M ONLY HURTING MYSELF!!! BUT IT'S MARCH NOW AND THE WEATHER NO LONGER HAS SNOW IN THE FORECAST. IT ALSO MEANS THE DAYS ARE LONGER ALLOWING ME TO WALK LIKE CRAZY AFTER WORK!!! SO I SAY TO SPRING - BRING IT ON :)
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