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Feeling good about myself again

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Hello to all The last time I entered a blog entry, I was a bit down that I had reverted back to old ways. Gained some of the weight back that I worked so hard to lose and was snacking and not exercising. Well, here i am a few weeks later and I am pleased with the progress that I've made so far. I found a great person here on Sparkpeople to help me with my goals and I have a joined the 10 minute a day challenge IS helping. Yesterday was a brutal day for work. I work at my desk in my home as my office and I hit the day off running. From 6:30 am yesterday to almost 4:30 last night the phone was ringing, emails were coming in and there was administrative work to be done, which I admit, I do put off until the last minute and still have more to do. I did eat well and stayed well within the goals BUT I truly thought that there was no why I was going to find time to get in a session of exercise. It was late, I was getting tired so... When all was said and done for the day it was close to 7:00 pm. I sat for about 20 minutes and played games on the computer and then I said to myself.... "If you don't get up and do this for yourself, then who will?" This thought kept going around and around in my brain.... I went down in the basement and got on my elliptical and found that 10 minutes that I didn't think I had. It energized me, helped me not to mindlessly snack the tightness in my legs subsided and I must admit felt good from both a physical standpoint and a mental standpoint as well. So now, the next morning, at again, close to 6:30 am again, I feel good about myself. Ready to face the day and fit in those 10 minutes somewhere along the way. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BUCKINGS5 6/12/2010 10:41AM

  Great job Kat!! I'm so glad you found your motivation again!! I'm still struggling to be motivated but at least I'm being active. Lets keep it up! emoticon

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SPORTSMOM0216 6/10/2010 7:44AM

    Way to go! I think all of us could find 10 minutes a day to take care of ourselves. Sounds like an awsome challenge. Keep up the great work!


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PARKERB2 6/10/2010 7:08AM

    Your off to a good start. Keep up the good work. emoticon

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Way off track

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Well, my vacation that I had been planning, has come and gone and it was fabulous. Aruba was truly everything I thought it would be and more. I know that when I first joined SparkPeople back in January of this year, my main reason for wanting to lose weight was to not feel so contentious in a bathing suit. I had originally planned on going from 149 to 130. With all being said and done, I made it to 138. Not bad but not my goal. For some reason about a week or two before the vacation I started to fall off and not follow my exercise program quite as closely as I had. I wasn't going to achieve my long term goal after all so I felt again some failure in my falling short. Well I am now 2 weeks removed from vacation and I still haven't started to exercise or even follow my caloric intake like I know I should, plus I have been fighting a very nasty cold so my energy his been null and void. So, here I am, back at 145. Amazing how quickly the pounds seem to pile back on. Am I discouraged? A bit. But I know it is through my own fault.

So I guess is I need help to get back on track. To get back into exercising, to get back to leading that healthy lifestyle that I want so much to change to. Has anyone else been in this position?

I have set a new target date for weight loss: August 30th and I hope to get to 130 by then.

Any words of advice or offers of encouragement is needed and most welcome. Thanks! Kat

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BUCKINGS5 5/27/2010 9:55AM

  Kat, I'm sorry you didn't reach your goal but I'm glad to hear you had a great vacation anyway. :) You and I started Spark with the same goals, for the same reason and I've been doing the same thing you did...easing up before I've actually made it to my revised goal so I'm glad I read your blog. Fedup is right though. You did it before and you can do it again. You really aren't THAT far from where you were even though it feels like it. A few weeks of focus will get you back where you were.

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SOFEDUPP 5/27/2010 9:37AM

    Just start over. You know you can do it, you did it before. just remember that you want to be your goal weight by that date. Take a picture of something you want a post it somewhere you can see it as incentive.

You can do this!!

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FITKAT2010 5/26/2010 5:56PM

    I will simply point out the obvious: You have fear that starts to surface when you get close to your goal.

From my studies of mind over body, colds normally represent grief.

I would recommend starting off facing your fears head on.

If you want some assistance in this, which is my expertese, SparkMail me.

Kat (also)

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Fell off this weekend

Monday, March 29, 2010

Well, Monday morning rolls around again, and it is a reminder of the weekend that shouldn't have been. at least in the healthy lifestyle department. I was actually doing well, fighting off those cravings, staying within my calorie count, working out regularly and for some reason, Friday evening got here and all the resolve left me. After a filling meal on Friday I should have been satisfied with an orange or something figure friendly, instead, I opted for nachos and a beer.

O.K. damage control comes in and I can get back on track Saturday, but I didn't. No work out, no self control for Saturday... in fact, I went for fast food a burger and fries and to justify washed it down with a diet soda. How laughable is that? Problem is of that burger and fried, over 900 calories of the prescribed 1200-1550 just went down the tubes.... and again out to dinner that night with friends and f course, drinks....

Sunday wasn't much better, only 30 minutes of cardio and strength combined but it was uninspired and almost lethargic in nature. Calorie intake was in range but the fat intake was over the top....

WOW! Talk about falling. OK Monday is here, pick myself back up and get back on track.

4 weeks to vacation, I would be happy with just 6 more pounds to that date.... any advice to staying on track? emoticon

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NANABABY5 4/9/2010 7:16AM

    I've been in this situation, as I'm sure so many have as well. Why do we do this? Hmmm, well there are plenty of reasons believe it. I found this information through the sparkpages which lead me to this site; watch the videos available, and look at some of the articles written, you may be surprised. ( Brian Wansink) is the author of this interesting book. Below is the address to it.


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BUCKINGS5 4/4/2010 3:21PM

  I'm a little behind on commenting but I hope you shook off last weekend and had a wonderful healthy weekend and a Happy Easter!

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Reaching the summit

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Have you ever put off until tomorrow what you need to be and should be doing today? Decided to take the rougher trail even though harder may be the shorter one?

Well that is me. Don't exercise today or maybe even tomorrow, I can make it up on another. Why not? I'm still getting in my workout minutes. But looking at the fitness chart with my workout time charted it looks like the Himalaya Mountain Range.... when I should be striving for the foothills of The Appalachians. I mapped mine out today since I started Spark People in January and me oh my!

With that being said:
Is that really helping me to accomplish my #1 Goal: Adopt a healthier lifestyle ?

No not really, I'm not building any consistency.

Now I know that sometimes life can get busy and truly there isn't enough time in a day to exercise, but that isn't always true of where I am at. There are days, when I simply DO NOT feel like exercising. In fact, I have noticed it more this month. Maybe because some weight has come off? I think I need to regroup and reevaluate what I really need to do here ...

Be consistent, slow and steady....

Starting right now.... no more dramatic peaks and valleys on fitness graph instead it will look like a gentle hike in the hills. Forget the mountain climbing expedition that is not what I want. I realize now: For sometimes to reach the summit, the gentler steadier trail is the one we should all seek.

Have a great day everyone! emoticon



Friday, January 15, 2010

Well, the workweek is coming to a close and my first week with Sparkpeople is also. I have found that there is so much more to this site then just a nutrition and fitness plan. It is a whole network of great people who are trying to accomplish the same thing that I am... adopt a healthy, sustainable lifestyle.

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KIMBERLEY225 1/15/2010 7:02AM

    Yes weeekends can be tough but a good plan helps and treating them like any other day helps, in terms of weight loss.

I love time off with family!

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HIGHBURY.HOUSE 1/15/2010 6:55AM

    Congratulations but be careful of weekends - by biggest test. You will love this site.

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DTSM53 1/15/2010 6:50AM

  Welcome to SparkPeople! Good luck with the program, and I'm sure you'll be amazed at the support and help that all the members have to offer emoticon

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