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A new start to my 2 week challenge!

Monday, September 17, 2007

I've gone ahead and decided that I need to work out more and get out of the house! So I went to walk the girls to school but it was pouring of course so instead I went to the grocery store and spent a good hour or so just walking through all the aisles, not picking up anything of course until the end (was only getting fruit in produce).

Then I spent 35 mins on the treadmill with my heart rate in zone for 27 mins and 17 seconds. I also walked 32.27 in distance but I still don't know what that means because I can tell you right now I didn't go anybodys 32 miles in 35 mins so I'm clueless there. I think it was under 2 miles though, I was walking 2 miles an hour and above for the entire time so it had to have been at least 1 mile.

The best thing about the treadmill, I raise my speed as I go. I start at 2.0 and stay there for 2 mins and then raise it up 2 every 2 mins. Well my goal was to reach 3.4 miles an hour. I got there and stayed there for the 2 mins and then was going to go down by 2's. Well half way there I told myself "make it 4 mins!" well I did but while walking it, I was in the middle of a song and I just closed my eyes and walked with the music and when I looked up, I was about 20 seconds away from walking that speed for 6 mins!

To go from walking that speed only once and only for 1 min to walking it for 6 mins is just mind blowing to me. In fact, when I got down to my normal 2.4 miles an hour speed, it just seemed so slow!

Oh, I also did 3 sets of 3 different types of upper body strength training via machine and one set of 3 types of lower body strength training. I'm finding that I have tons of pain in the pelvic area and it was all I could do. It was horrid, I was near tears during the inner thigh exercise and the leg presses, well I could barely lift my legs into position. I'm thinking about going to the docs and telling him that something must be done, enough is enough! It wasn't the weight, it was just getting into the positions, I had no weight on there, I just couldn't get into position! GRRRR.

All in all, I know where I stand, what I need to improve and how far I can push myself. It was a perfect workout!!!

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VMGALLEGOS13 9/21/2007 10:06PM

    Good for you on your speed awesome job. I am sorry about your legs.

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2 months in

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Well today is the 15th and it marks 2 months worth of sparks for me. I had a horrible week last week and this week. Many medical problems/issues and I'm still waiting for the test results to come in. Major stress but still, I've managed to not go crazy on my eating. At the same time though, I'm finding myself stuck in the house, not wanting to leave at all so I'm not working out at all. Well, in short, I didn't lose the 20lbs in 2 months. I lost only 18.5 and needed 1.5lbs to reach that goal. It is not a major goal but I was hoping to be around 205 right now and I'm at 206. Still, I'm not giving up on my longer goal. I screwed up the time line a few times but I'm hoping to be 200 by the 15th of Oct. and hopefully by the 1st of Oct. though I know it's going to be really super hard to pull off 6lbs in 2 weeks. I'm going to try though! -Kat

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VMGALLEGOS13 9/21/2007 4:12PM

    You are around 205, you were 18 pounds heavier before you started. Don't beat yourself up for not reaching a goal that is only a pound away. You did awesome in these last 2 months.

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  Did I just read you were off by a goal by 1.5 pounds? Ok, someone needs to give you a shake LOL hello??? ONLY 1.5 pounds? YOU LOST 18.5!!! - when have you done that before and kept it off like you have been doing?
You are doing so well and are such a motivation to me (and others I'm sure) and I am certainly not disappointed in you AT ALL.

As someone who stuck herself in the house these last few weeks I say - Get out of the house LOL even if it's for a 10 minute walk up the street. You can do it - you've DONE it!
Read you tomorrow:)

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SEESKO 9/17/2007 7:57AM

    You can do it! Keep positve and full steam ahead. Bye six pounds! Keep up the great work!

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TINKERTINX 9/17/2007 3:06AM

    honey, you have made SO much progress! i know getting "so close...but not quite" is frustrating, but could you have sincerely believed even getting this far, when you started out! congratulations!

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FAFA9302 9/15/2007 11:18PM

    I know it is frustrating to set your mind on something and then not reach it, but don't be too hard on yourself. You are doing wonderful (18.5 lbs) especially when you consider all you have going on in your life. Nice work. Keep and it and before you know it you will be at 200 and it will be Oct. 1st. Keep us posted on your progress.

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I just can't get it right!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

I've gone on and on about my goals because I feel that once I put it in writing, once I tell others, once it comes from my mouth and it's out there, I've made a commitment. Ok, so I also like to have things planned out...really well. Well I'm not doing a great job with it this time around- I've screwed up at least three times already. So, here's the whole deal: The 15th of Oct. is the actual date, not the 1st. According to sparks, it's not safe to lose that much weight in such a short time and the soonest would be the 9th of Oct. Well I have thing with numbers so I know I picked the 15th. I had split it down so that I had a goal to lose so many pounds each two week time frame. Well, I screwed that up, fixed it and realized I really just screwed it up more which ruined the whole plan. Well, I think that I have a good chance of getting to my goal 2 weeks early, meaning reaching 200lbs by the 1st. But, there is no way I'm going to reach it by the 15th of Sept. Don't know what I was thinking there. It doesn't matter, I'm doing good either way. If I get there by the 15th of Oct. I've made my goal on time. If it's the 1st, I reached it early. Only 6 more pounds to go, 2lbs a week, that gives me 3 more weeks....I think I hear a challenge calling me...

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DRAWNTHISWAY 9/12/2007 5:56PM

    From what I have seen you are doing better than 2 lbs a week. You just keep on doing what works for you and don't worry about anything else! I fully support whatever plan efforts or whatever you want to call it on your challenge to lose weight. I know you can do this! You are doing so well, I'm so jealous of your results already!

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Waiting for the results

Monday, September 10, 2007

Wish I could say that I was waiting for my weight loss results but I'm not. It seems that during an exam things didn't feel right. Yes, the whole lumps and bumps issues that prompted the doctor to say that testing needed to be done. Well I drove home that day thinking to myself "Why bother with writing, sparks, anything. If I got cancer then it doesn't matter right?" Well I'm glad that I didn't give up that Wednesday because today was a great day. Not only have I dropped 3.5lbs but during this exam there were no bumps, lumps or anything out the the normal. Nothing could be seen at all and all I had was a little tenderness which is way better than before. Before I cried every time the doctor touched me. The thoughts??? He said maybe a cyst, or veins that were swollen due to my weight and all. He says that there are no other signs that lead him to believe that anything is wrong so he's going to send the test off and wait for the results. Me, I'm happy right now that I didn't give up when the going got tough. Now I've 6lbs to lose!

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DRAWNTHISWAY 9/11/2007 10:48AM

    I am so happy to hear that thing as improving. Continue with your journey. You are doing so well its affecting all of you in a positive way. Hubby isn't going to know what to do with his "new wife" when he gets home!

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  Now that would be a breakthrough if ever there was one right? Good for you for keeping on track during a tough time! :)

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Day 3

Monday, September 03, 2007

It's day 3. I've had pizza, taco bell, and ice cream....yeah I'm on a roll. I've managed to stay in my cal range and I know at least once in my fat range but I'm not all to sure about the other day. I've done ok on water but I know I got in 64 oz yesterday and 80 oz the day before. Yesterday I bought a bunch of bad fruit at the store and so I need to return it all. *sigh* So I didn't get in my fruit like I wanted.

Well today is a new day!


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