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Monday, August 18, 2014

170.8.... That is what I weighed today, when I weighed in with a coworker. We started a "get back to logging" challenge today. I am embarrassed and angry and sad...

I made an appointment for a physical today. I am back to logging on SP and have added in more walking. I always pay attention to carbs/proteins/fats, but will be more vigilant and keeping my calories under control as well.

Here is to starting over!

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FITMAMA_ 9/15/2014 9:30AM

    How is the logging going?

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TRUETOMOLLY 8/18/2014 12:40PM

    The past is the past. Here's to today and the future!

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New Beginnings!

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

I met with my trainer this morning for the first time since September of 2011. I had a hard winter. My dad grew ill and we found out he had liver cancer in November. He died in February. I spent the majority of the winter in the lazyboy, with a blanket and my youngest child. Each night, the comfort of rocking in the chair with him, kept me from getting my workouts in and caring about what I was going to eat or not eat. I lost (or thought I'd lost) most of my strength. My muscle turned to marshmallow and I just sat in the chair and watched it happen. I felt guilty for wanting to be healthy and take care of myself when my dad was dying.

Slowly after his death, my desire to regain what I have lost is coming back. Today, I found I have only gained 3 lbs since September. This was huge for me. I can lose 3 lbs in like 2 weeks! The bad part of this is, my body composition went through a pretty big change. My body fat % went up, and my muscle mass is down. This lead to gaining several inches and losing the ability to rock at pushups. In September, I maxed out at 42 perfect toe pushups. Today, I did 23. Still not zero, so I don't totally suck.

It is time to level up! I joined a 6 week challenge as I have been feeling like I need something to kickstart some motivation. I add to my list of challenges, journaling my thoughts each day. I will run a 5k very soon to get a base time to build on. I will run 5ks in May and July as training runs, as my plan is to kick ass at a September 10k, which is a cancer fundraiser. I hope to raise enough money to get my dad's name on the Memory Wall.

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NATURALLYJEN 3/10/2012 4:10PM

    Sorry to hear about about your dad. I'm glad that you took time for comfort and healing. That will be ongoing I'm sure, but perhaps now you'll find it in taking care of yourself and getting back up to your prior level of fitness. Glad you're getting back on track. Good luck with your 5ks!

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Progress Update

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

I went to see my trainer this morning. Not as good of progress as I had hoped, weight loss-wise, but big strength gains.

My weight was up. I knew it was, I peaked this morning before I left home. I wasn't surprised, but felt rather ashamed that I had let myself fall back in to old eating patterns and let stress get the best of me. I beat myself up pretty bad about it on my way to my appointment, thought about cancelling and then forced myself to make a new beginning.

We did my weight and measurements, BP and pulse rate and body fat measurements. My weight was up, but I had lost inches in some areas. All in all my BF% maintained ok.

What was rather exciting to see was the gains that I made during the fitness assessment. I completed 34 perfect toe pushups (up 4 from last month), 60 curl ups in one minute (up from 49 last month) and I increased my flexibility by 1 inch. She showed me how my core strength measured on her chart and I was in a high percentile, so that made me feel good. She also showed me some exercises that I can do to gain flexibilty in my legs, as I have very tight hamstrings.

I am so glad I went to see her today. She really helped me realize that this is not an "all or nothing" game. It's life. You deal with the stressful, busy times. You move on when you screw up. You come up with a plan B and as a mother and a wife, you take time for yourself.

Some of the tips she gave me that I thought I would pass on to you busy people out there are:

1. Drink your water. I know we all know that, but I am not too busy to drink my water. I get my coffee chugged down no prob.

2. Get in a mini workout WHILE I cook supper. Interesting concept. I CAN do my bicep/tricep routine while I stir my pot of hotdish!

3. Plan for the week on grocery day. Put your lunches in separate bags with your name on it. Then you are assured that when you go to grab your healthy lunch, it will be there ready for you. I like this idea. I find when my grocery supply gets low, I grab not so good choices, so then I don't want to track and I end up with a bad day or three.

I am going back in 3 weeks instead of 4. I also get to stay to take her circuit training class. I am excited about that! I was hoping we could max out on the weight machines today, but I did not have time today.

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DONNA47FMFL 6/21/2011 1:45PM

    Great job on the fitness assessment! That's must be working hard. I'm proud of you for keeping your appointment, it sounds like you felt better about things after meeting with your trainer. I'm glad she helped you to put it all in perspective. As busy as you are it makes this journey all the more challenging. Keep on working it but don't beat yourself up too much! This is all about changing your life a little at a time to get where you want to be. I love your tips, especially the one about the mini workout while making supper!

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NATURALLYJEN 6/16/2011 10:22AM

    Though it may not have been exactly what you wanted, you are progressing! Little setbacks make the little (and big) victories all the sweeter. I'm so glad you kept your appointment. Thanks for sharing! :-)

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MAYBELLE06 6/15/2011 1:10PM

    Wholla them are some great improvements chickie! Good on ya cuz you musta put some hard work in:) Great tips!

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I Love Mondays

Monday, June 06, 2011

because they are a fresh start, a new week, anything can happen! It's another chance to start over after the weekend. Why am I always starting over???

Anyway, here are my plans for the week...

Sunday-Fit Moms Class - All Buns. (Owie- emoticon)-High Carb

Monday - Biceps and Triceps and sprints - Low Carb

Tuesday - Early AM Core- Low Carb

Wednesday - Early Morning Run - High Carb

Thursday - Early AM - Back and Shoulders - Low Carb

Friday - Rest - Low Carb

Saturday - Rest - Low Carb

Sunday - FMFL #8 - High Carb

We started a 21 day challenge at Fit Moms last night. My goal for the 21 days, is to get my gallon of water each day, and to stop eating after supper every night~I can do it!

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VW_STEPH 6/9/2011 1:52PM

    I love Monday's too!! And i actually read this on Monday but didn't have time to comment, then forgot to come back dohh!!! How did your plan go? Ooooh rest for you tomorrow!! =D x

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I just committed a pre-meditated binge...

Friday, May 27, 2011

Honestly, I planned it all day, from the moment I woke up. I sat in anticipation at my desk, waiting for the hour to arrive when I could go to the convenience store and buy my lunch. I knew exactly what I was going to get. A turkey sandwich and some fruit (to bring back to my desk), and then the muffins, cookies, candy, whatever I felt looked good, were to eat in my car on the way back to work, so no one would see. I haven't done this for years. There was a time when I hit two convenience stores in a row, so I didn't have to buy it all in one store.

So, what triggered it? Is it this rainy, dreary, depressing weather? Is it because it's a boring day at work because of this rainy, dreary weather? Is it because it's been a rather stressful week with it being the first week of having kids home on summer vacation and I mentally couldn't take another day of being strong? Is it hormonal? Is it because I am completely out of groceries and I just decided, "screw it"? Does is matter??

What bothers me the most about this is that I had no intention of just fantisizing about it and not doing it. I did not pack my lunch today, for I knew it was going to happen. I was excited for it to happen. Is this normal? Has this happened to you?

Is this the end of the world? NO. Does this mean I will not get back on track tomorrow? NO. I'm truly curious who out there does this, even on a more regular basis? Stand up and be counted. Let's work this through.

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NATURALLYJEN 5/27/2011 6:10PM

    For me, the rainy weather has topped off my 'need to binge meter'. I'm a little burnt out with the work that has been going on around home, the kids, lack of personal time this week. The rain again today has really made me want to BAKE. If I bake I know I'll eat way too much of it. I know it. I'm still fighting the good fight though. We'll see.....

But yes, I would say that when I do binge, it's usually planned. Certainly not always, but usuallly, like when going to town or a special meal. Ok, kids are calling for me, again, better go. :-)

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MAYBELLE06 5/27/2011 2:13PM

    Yep I've done this and more often than I'd like to admit. With me it seems to be an hormonal thing, right around same time every month. And it always comes after doing consistently well for awhile, maybe even starting to see positive changes then bam I ruin it. It seems hormonal but also self sabotaging, wth?
I think you have done the right thing here by recognizing it instead of hiding it, you'll conquer it for sure:) Tomorrow is a new day so cheers to it!

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KIMFITAND40 5/27/2011 1:48PM

    WooHoo, 7356Wilma! Congrats on making the right choice!

Michaela: I don't know that there is anything wrong with you, if there is, there is something wrong with ALL of us!

It just makes me ponder about the methods we use to try to lose weight, and get healthy. So often, it's an all or nothing approach that leaves you destined for days like these, ya know?

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7356WILMA 5/27/2011 1:43PM

  I have to say that yes I have done this!!! I CONFESS!!! emoticon I justify it by saying if I don't do this once in a while I'll totally go off the wagon. Sounds good at the time. Now my passion isn't the cookies or the candy bars its the salty chips.

Last week I planned all week for my trip to the cabin that I was going to stop on the way and buy a bag of popcorn (the kind of bag you buy at the movie theatres). No witnesses no one the wiser. And they didn't have any made. So settled for a single serving bag of pistachios.

I call these my two steps forward and 1 step back learning!!!

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MICHAELA531 5/27/2011 1:37PM

  I do the same thing. I snack, snack, snack and binge, binge, binge, almost always followed by a few days of feeling horribly crummy. Actually, if anything, I need to get on track right this moment and stop this horrible behavior. I went out to to eat on Wednesday and scarfed down my whole plate of food like a pig followed by snacking the rest of the evening. And I had planned it too, was excited about it, even though I was preaching to myself the day before that I need to start eating healthy again (or at the very least STOP THE SNACKING!) and regulate my workout routine. But I can't focus myself enough to do it. What is wrong with me?!?!

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