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Thursday, September 23, 2010

So I've forgotten how completely annoying it is to track each and every calorie you take in!

It's so easy to get out of the habit and once you do, it's just bad news. It's so easy to eyeball something and go "yep, that's green, I bet it's good for me!" I got out of the habit of tracking while I was in DC, and even though I've been working out like a fiend, I haven't really been tracking calories so much. As a result, I've been bouncing between the same five pounds for a month.

:D But last night, I made it to the grocery store and I've packed my lunch two days in a row. I'm getting back into the swing of things, so hopefully by next February, I'll have ditched half of the rest of the 40 pounds I'm trying to skinny off.

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ENDURETHERAIN 9/30/2010 4:03PM

    I'm with you! It's hard to track! But it's so useful!

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Where does my TIME go?

Thursday, September 09, 2010

So tonight, I was supposed to have worship practice, which was going to be my oh-so-convenient excuse for not going to the gym, even though I've only gone once this week so far. In my defense, I was in the car 8 hours on Monday, and I did do some heavy-duty kickboxing last night. Nevertheless, in order to get my three 1/2 hour strength training sessions in this week, I gotta go tonight. Cry. My body is still sore, for crying out loud! Mercy!

And now I'm home I'm sitting here thinking about how this is going to suck up all my time tonight. I'll go to the gym, come home, cook dinner, pay bills and it'll be time to plop back into bed for tomorrow's repeat. Booooo, says I. Joining the gym was part of the process of simplifying life, to be sure, but now I just feel like a workout hermit!

And sadly, one who is not losing weight! Yesterday, I weighed in at my fitness group as 174.


I weighed 175 when I started this time! and I weighed 171 on my bathroom scale this morning, but COME ON. I've been working out harder than I've ever worked out in my life - not a lie - and I am just not seeing the weight or the inches come off this time around. Frustrating to the max!

Oh well, I guess if I just sit here making up excuses, I'm never going to actually go, huh?

Better hop to.

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KEENBEAN 9/9/2010 9:01PM

    Whew, thanks for the encouragement and commiseration, guys! :) I just got back from the gym, and I feel pretty good. :D Glad I went!

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QCESCADA 9/9/2010 8:49PM

    Girl - my weight can fluctuate up to 5lbs so I stick with my once a week weight.
At least you are maintaining so find some joy in that - you've come this far and you can definitely push through:)


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LYDSKEN 9/9/2010 6:39PM

    Wow- I know EXACTLY what you mean. I have been eating soooo healthy and working out EVRYDAY, and I gained a pound! WHat is going on?!?!?!?
Very frustrating to say the least. Why am I doing this to myself? I should enjoy a dinner with my family or friends and nto be afraid to go anywhere so I wont eat. I stopped drinking pop and all yummy food. Working out is tough. I would like a day to sleep in and not drag myself to get up at 5 am.
I wish I had more advice for you, but Im struggling too and wish I had some answers too.

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MSAPRILMAE 9/9/2010 6:27PM

    I understand the frustration! Just remember, it's also for you to be healthy. Once you are done you will feel good. I always try to remember that. The only reason I sometimes avoid the gym is if I didn't get enough sleep the night before, then I don't push myself.

It sounds like one day you're just going to step on the scale and like 4 lbs will be missing. lol. Remember also, we women have very fluctuating weights throughout the month. Mine varies by 3 lbs constantly.

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Oh my GOODness

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

So I just did one of the P90x kickboxing videos with a bunch of folks from my church...

I am a wuuuuuuuuuuuss! With capital letters and exclamation points and italics and bold font and underscores. Sheesh! It was hard work!

:D but I feel tougher for having finished it. >D Rawr! Take that, unnamed indefinable thing I'm up against. ;)

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MSAPRILMAE 9/9/2010 6:28PM

    You're brave. I won't even ATTEMPT P90x. lol. Looks intimidating.

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Diet Coke Time

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Hi Everyone, My name is Ashley

(Everyone: Hi Ashley)

And I have a problem. I... I am addicted to Diet Coke.

I have a daily ritual. 3:00 is not just a number on the clock to me, it is Diet Coke Time. A hallowed event that must be treated with dignity and respect. There will be no sacreligious Diet-Caffine-Free poser coke, only good old fashioned splenda-riffic silver-canned nectar-of-the-gods. I've tried to give it up, really I have... but it's led me down a road filled with 4:30 bloating and regrets. Why Diet Coke? Why must you be so delicious? Why must I crave your zero-calorie goodness??? I know your incomprehensible list of chemical ingredients are slowly killing me, but I don't care. You're just that yummy. But I know that in the interest of better health... I need to... put down the can.

Any other Coke (THE BEVERAGE!) addicts out there want to weigh in on how they overcame their Diet Soda Delimas? Tips? Tricks? Humorous Antecdotes? Don't mind me... I'll just be the one in the corner cradling my diet coke can like it's the last one on earth. preciouuuuusss....


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    I really like Pibb Extra and Coke Vanilla Zero!!! I usually only drink it when I have a sweet craving, but lately I've replaced it with..... coffee and non fat free, non sugar free, more servings than I should have creamer. :/

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BAILEY12787 8/25/2010 5:44PM

    Powerade Zero. Just sayin.

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HEATHER0121 8/25/2010 4:36PM

    First of all - your writing has my cracking up over here.

Second - Aspertame is HORRIBLE FOR YOU! In so, so, so many ways.
Maybe try seltzer water instead? Anything other than Diet Soda!

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Boating, Tubing, Jet Ski-ing and Sore Arms!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

So my friend Jen's family has a lake house. And it's awesome. Every summer she gets a group together and we go up and spend a weekend boating, tubing, swimming, and driving around on her jet ski. Once we're all brutally exhausted we come back to shore, light a fire, chow down on smores and fire pies and, at the end of the weekend, collapse!

I have to be honest, I ate TERRIBLY over the weekend. But! I still lost weight, so I'm going to call it a win.

I'm slowly reorganizing my life so I can get back to around 1,200 calories a day. I'd forgotten how difficult it was to plan every meal ahead of time!

Still, baby steps, right?

:) And the gym has been going well! My trainer wanted to do chest/back stuff yesterday which was KILLER after the tubing, but I'm excited to keep going and hopefully get a little more in shape.

Plus, my church is going to be launching this wicked-sweet program on Wednesday nights that is going to be geared toward wholistic fitness and such, so I'm excited to start that, too.

So much busyness! o.o


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