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Feeling Great!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

I've been doing well, staying on track. I'm not exactly sure how much I am progressing. I'm going to measure myself in a few weeks to see how well I've done. The scale is showing some progress, but it feels like I am doing better. My clothes are fitting better and I feel good.

Tonight Walmart is having Trick or Treating. I think we are going to head out there for Leah. Thursday is another opportunity at the Realtor. Next week is going to be difficult for me. We are going out of town to celebrate Leah's Birthday and our anniversary. Every single time I go out of town I come back home and I get off track. It has been happening the entire time I've used Sparkpeople. I think I just need to let myself relax. I get all wound up and when I finally do give in and have something unhealthy I go overboard and I lose control.

Does anyone have any tips for going away, staying on track while still enjoying yourself?

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DANNIEGEE 10/26/2011 12:25PM

  Great...keep up the good work and enthusiasm.

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Step Class

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

It's been over a year since I've been to a step aerobics class. I really enjoyed it but the timing was not good for me. Now there is a class that I can do at Fitness USA but I can only do it once a week. I figure that is better than nothing, and it would be a great exercise to do in between my couch to 5k running sessions. Today will be the first session for me.

Last night I went to the gym and I stayed there a record 2 hours! I left feeling very good. Drained but very good. I'm going to start getting cozy with the bench press. That area is always deserted when I am there. Women do not seem to want to try bench pressing. For now I can only bench press a whopping 10 pounds, but everyone needs to start somewhere!

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RLT5089 10/17/2011 8:54PM

    I think it's great for girls to lift weights!!! I have not been as good about it in the past two years, but I used to work out my back to keep my posture good and keep me from getting slumped over, and chest press/pushups to make my boobs look bigger! haha keep up the good work you're doing great!

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LEAHSDAD 10/12/2011 9:20AM

    I am glad to hear that you are looking forward to your class. I am sure you are going to do great in it. As for the weight you are doing on the bench press, it may seem small, but you always want to start off small and then go up from there.
One more thing. I love you so very much and you are such an inspiration to me when it comes to working out.

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AIMEESINGS 10/12/2011 5:52AM

    I'd like to try a step glass someday! I love the bench press now that I know how to use it. I feel strong even if I am only lifting a little bit! You go girl!

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MAKINYEMI 10/12/2011 5:46AM

  Just keep at it. It gets better.

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Making Progress

Thursday, October 06, 2011


I've been doing well and I am back to my happy self! So many good things!

I joined this site called Fitocracy @ www.fitocracy.com You log your exercise and you get experience points and gain levels! It is currently in beta, but it is super fun for people who like to play games like me. They are calling it a fitness RPG. Right now I'm a level 6 Fitocrat. I like it so much that I started a team called 'Fitocrats' for people who use Sparkpeople and Fitocracy.

Today I also joined a gym! So excited about this too. Also got some good news from work. Things are looking good right now.

I am so happy!

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LESSOFMOORE 10/6/2011 9:03PM

    Thanks for sharing all your good news!

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HERE2PERSEVERE 10/6/2011 6:22PM

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ZARAMUNI 10/6/2011 9:13AM

    BTW I want to join fitocracy, how does one find a code?

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ZARAMUNI 10/6/2011 9:12AM

    That's awesome! Congrats on your good news!

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Busy Day

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

I had such a busy day that I didn't get much done. I am so glad that I took my walk early in the morning so I got some exercise in. I also got a walk in tonight, but in between, well I suddenly decided to have an impromptu garage sale. Just as we got everything set up. My husband's mom called and asked that we come over right away for an emergency. I don't think I have ever moved so fast in my life. I put away all the stuff we had out in less than five minutes! After the emergency I was confronted by pizza. I did cave and only had one slice! Even though I had a slice of pizza I am still below my calories because I had not eaten lunch. Only had an intake of around 900 calories today so I have a little more to go. I think I will have some air-popped popcorn, watch tv and call it a night. I am so tired!

We are going to try the Garage Sale again tomorrow.

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CANBDONE 9/23/2011 5:18PM

    I hope today has been a peaceful day and all is well with your MIL. emoticon

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Over the next few days I am going to start paying close attention to the situations that triggers my overeating. Staring me right in the face today are the times that I get home from work in the mornings after working all night. When I get home I just want to eat and it is difficult to stop. Today was a huge test of that. I could feel myself wanting to eat more and more after I had already had my planned meal. I'd go into the kitchen, and walk out again. The craving became stronger and stronger. Finally I went into the kitchen and just drank 16 oz of water and that really helped me. Then I went to sleep.

Other triggers are when I am up by myself in the middle of the night because I can't sleep any more when I have slept all day after working the previous night. I'll watch tv and want to keep eating throughout the show. I feel like that I must have something in my mouth, that I must be chewing and swallowing to really enjoy the television show. To combat this again I'll drink some water, have a sensible snack of air-popped popcorn, and follow that with more water.

Really watching tv in general even with my husband will make me want to eat and keep eating.

Diet soda is also a trigger. When I am drinking soda I always want to have some sort of food with it. Especially chips, potatoes, anything high in carbohydrates and salt. Also if I decide to have soda with a meal that I've planned I'll crave seconds if I finish the meal before the soda.

A lot of this is coming to me even as I write this blog. In the future I will try and make it a goal to only drink water with my meals.

I'm looking forward to pin pointing future triggers and becoming more aware of my behaviors.

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CANBDONE 9/21/2011 4:17PM

    The more we can discover about ourselves the easier it will get! Another Sparkie shared this simple truth with me today: If I make the right choices, I feel better. If I feel better, I make the right choices. It creates a beautiful spiral....

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