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It has been a long road :)

Monday, September 24, 2012

So I wasn't successful with my goal last year. I won't make it this year, either. But I am doing so much more for myself on the way to reaching the place I have in mind for myself this year. I have a personal trainer at the gym I go to. We're working together to help me achieve my goal of losing over 100 pounds in a way that will allow me to keep it off for good. He helps me make smarter workout choices, and challenges me when I need a challenge. To date this year, I have lost 45 pounds. When I stepped on the scale at the gym in February, I weighed in at 253.5. When we took my measurements this month, the scale read 208.5. I think that's great. But what I am most proud of is that when I first decided to take time for myself I absolutely hated the treadmill. I didn't want to walk with no destination. I couldn't really run. I never have been an athlete, I've never been able to run for any length of time. In school, I didn't run when we had our fitness tests, I would jog by the teacher and walk the rest of the time. This last week, because my trainer has challenged me, I was able to run for SIX MINUTES on the treadmill. This is in the middle of a 20 minute cardio session before my strength training. I am amazed when I see the things that I am capable of doing now that I have never before been able to do. And yes, I actually like the treadmill now :)

A couple of pictures from today to compare with those from the start of this whole trip:

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LDBROOME 9/24/2012 1:15PM

    Its an AWESOME feeling to do things that were once impossible. Congratulations on your success. Keep it up!!! emoticon

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ELOQUENTZ 9/24/2012 1:01PM

    Great job!

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I fell off of the wagon...

Monday, January 24, 2011

I fell off of the wagon this weekend due to my work schedule going all wacky on me. Good news is that I didn't go REALLY crazy, I just went over my calorie intake because I was up all night at work, and I didn't get any exercise (except for a couple walks) in. So I have to pick myself up and get back at this. I think there may be a few time when I've got to start over like this, but I am telling myself the key is not that I messed up, the key is getting right back at it and not letting a little slip stress me out or make me want to quit. So here I go again! :)

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PLANTAHOLICS 1/24/2011 6:12PM

    emoticon Yay for you ready to jump back in! emoticon

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MRSJDM31 1/24/2011 5:04PM

    Jump right back on the wagon! Great positive attitude! Don't let one little slip completely derail you! You can pick yourself back up and continue working!

Way 2 Go!

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Less faithful to ONE blog spot :)

Friday, January 21, 2011

I am getting less faithful to one spot where I post my thoughts and ideas. I don't know if that is a good or bad thing, or just a thing that is! I have a place where I talk about food on Tuesdays, a new place here where I talk about food whenever, and this blog where I talk about talking about food :). Oh, and don't forget the other place where I just blog, if it has been with severe rarity lately. I believe I am keeping with the sentiment behind my fast break goal, even if it is a little scattered. Thanks to everyone who's stopped by and offered support!


I blogged yesterday!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Tuesday is our weekly night for dinner in with friends, and we have a little twist on that traditional couples dinner. Each week one couple provides "mystery ingredients" and the other couple has to cook something yummy with those ingredients. It's a little twist on the Food Network show "Chopped!". Each week I try to review what we've eaten for our tiny fan following, and that was my blog yesterday. I know today is Thursday on the calendar, but my shift at work tells me differently, so this is my Wednesday blog. I've missed one day this week, and I admit I am disappointed by that, but I can do nothing other than move on and try harder :)

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KEELY128 1/20/2011 12:32AM

    Sounds like your having a good week, keep it up!

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Welcome to the end!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

This marks the last day of the first week of the rest of my life. It wasn't perfect, and based on performance this week I won't quite make the goal I've set for myself this year. But I will be successful in my weight loss. I can do this and still enjoy my life! I can exercise every day and still have time for me. I can eat great tasting food, and it can be good for me. I can enjoy food centered activities and still maintain a healthy diet. I can even eat out and still do well. I think with all of the challenges that this week offered, I should be ready for just about anything! This is the old me finally signing off, welcoming the new me aboard. :)

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WILSHAR7 1/16/2011 11:53PM

    I'm glad you took before pictures. I wish I had. It also sounds like you are self motivated. That's a good thing. I have to do the same thing. If you blog everyday, you should also get some motivation. That's where I get mine and if I don't get motivated by someone commenting on my blog, I motivate someone on their blog and in turn it motivates me. Happy weight loss!! emoticon emoticon

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RUMORLANCELOT 1/16/2011 11:53PM

    You can do anything that you set your mind too. I love new beginnings and this is the beginning of a new story that most definitely can have a happy ending.

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JMPARCELL 1/16/2011 11:49PM

    I wanted to document the start of my journey. So here are pictures. I hate pictures like this...but I want to be able to look back and see some progress. This is the only way to do that!

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