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I did it!

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Get up at 5:30am and go for a walk/jog - - - CHECK!

I did it! It wasn't easy. Every fiber of my being wanted to hit the snooze button and go back to sleep...but I got my lazy behind out of bed, put my work out clothes and my tennis shoes on and went for a 20 minute morning walk/jog. It was mostly walking but I had sudden bursts of energy where I would jog to a certain point before returning to a fast walk.

I did the same for about 25-30 minutes last night with our boxer, Cheyanne. Then we met some people down the street who also have a boxer. I think they became friends. Perhaps we'll have to plan a doggie play date. Too bad they're both fixed...we could have some cute pups. Oh well...

Had a nice dinner of tilapia and carrots last night with a piece of multigrain toast. Then we snacked on some popcorn last night. The scale said I was down 3 lbs this morning from Monday. Of course, that's probably all water weight...but I will take it anyway I can get it. My face has already cleared up dramatically in the last few days. Its amazing what more water and less fatty/greasy foods will do.

I'm feeling good...a little sore in the calf/thigh area but it's sort of a good sore feeling, if that makes any sense...

I am back in the game and I'm going to win this time!

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ENGLISHTEACHA 8/24/2009 5:11PM

    Good for you! I'm starting fresh, too. I hope we both find great success this time around.

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I have not failed...

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Okay. Seriously, I don't know why I can't seem to just get it together and maintain my healthy habits. I was doing splendidly. I had extreme will power and self control...and then we had my hubby's 25th birthday party and it was all down hill from there. For the last month I have put anything and everything in my mouth...worst of all, pizza. We have had so much pizza the last few weeks, I was half expecting to wake up one morning and find that my eyes had turned into pepperonies and my hair into mozzeralla cheese. It hasn't thank goodness but it has definitely transformed the scale. I got on the scale yesterday morning for the first time in a while...and I think that's exactly what I needed. It read the heaviest number of my life and I almost threw up. So...I am bound and determined this time. I can't let myself go anymore. Yesterday was a nice healthy day. I made a nice, quick, easy dinner last night that didn't go over 400 calories and then I strapped on my iPod and went walking while hubby trailed beside me on his bike. He hurt his foot a few weeks ago and still can't really walk on it but pedalling doesn't bother him. I walked a good 20 minutes I think and then came home and did some crunches. The ultimate plan is to get up @ 5:30 each morning and walk for 30 minutes too but I didn't get that done this morning b/c we got sucked into some TV shows last night that kept us up late. Silly Bachelorette and Here Come the Newlyweds...geesh. But I will be up @ 5:30 tomorrow. You can count on it. I'll definitely walk again tonight and probably do some Jillian Michaels workouts on the Wii. I'm stepping up the exercise and seriously toning down the food intake...only eating when I'm hungry. I'm cutting out soda...again. And I'm GOING to do it this time. My mom is taking me on a little shopping spree for my birthday in August...mostly for new clothes for my internship but I would LOVE to go down a size by then. And I think I can do it...I KNOW I can.

I haven't failed. Failing only happens when you don't get up after you've fallen. But I'm getting up...and I'm pumped. My excitement is back and I'm ready to do this!

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    I totally thought you were going to finish the quote! "I have not failed, I just found 10,000 ways that do not work" - Edison.

I too am going shoping in August for new clothes and I am hoping for the same thing - to be down a size by then. I even patched up a few of my clothes (ok, alot) so that I might slide by until that date. Every day I might maybe, just maybe get closer to reaching that goal. However, for me, I'm not actually sure I can get down a full size lower or not seeing as I have not been that size since pre-high school (stupid hips).

So here's to a new week! :-)

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Jumped off the Wagon, Chasing it Back Down

Monday, June 01, 2009

Oh my! Last week was terrible. I didn't just fall off the wagon. I leaped off...right in the dusty road. It was not good. How not good was it you ask? I didn't log my food all week. I didn't exercise. And I had pizza Friday night. Yea...it was bad. But, this morning I started chasing the wagon down. I have grabbed onto a rope and am holding on for dear life. I will take it one day at a time...or perhaps I should take it one parcel of food at a time. Yes, that sounds even more manageable. Had my slim fast this morning and am trying out the small calorie meals every few hours thing...200-300 calorie snacks if you will. We will see how this goes. Now I just need to exercise my lazy behind.

I will do well this week. Hold me accountable friends!

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LMCGEEN 6/1/2009 11:28AM

    Hey just think you had to have burned some calories chasing it down. Welcome back we are glad to have you!

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Crash, Burn, Getting back Up

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Well, this weekend was terrible...in the eating realm. The weekend was actually very good. I just ate way too much junk. First off, my crockpot italian chicken I was making for Friday failed and we had nothing else in the house. My mom and her roomie were here and so we ordered pizza. I ordered a thin crust for us but somehow, not sure how, they "ran out of thin crust." I'm still trying to figure out how a pizza place that makes the dough actually "runs out" of thin crust, but I digress. So they made a regular one but it ended up being free which was nice. Then, Saturday was hubby's 25th birthday party. Hamburgers, lil smokies rolled in crescent rolls, mac n cheese, etc. etc.... and of course his irresistably delicious cake...chocolate cake with a caramel filling and fudge icing. Yea, you do the math. I didn't do terrible on Sunday other than having leftover cake but then we had the day off yesterday which resulted in us using his Longhorn's gift card. I ordered their new parmesan crusted chicken with veggies and mashed taters. Way too delicious...and probably way too fattening. Not even logging the food from the weekend because I don't even want to know. But I'm dusting myself off today. It's a new day and a new week and I'm going to do well this week. Started off with my slim fast this morning and am going to have a healthy lunch and dinner.
I haven't failed...I just took a weekend detour. But I'm back and at it! I will be successful!


Sometimes you learn...

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Well...there are times when you think you're making an okay choice and then you realize later...not so much. I was in a rush during my lunch hour to get lunch b/c I spent nearly 30 minutes at CVS buying birthday cards for my hubby's birthday week next week and deciding on which slim fast powders I wanted to purchase so I didn't have much time to decide. I went to Fire House subs and thought I could make a yummy, not too awful choice. I decided on the Hook & Ladder and did not get chips or a drink b/c I have water here at the office. The H&L is ham, turkey, & cheese. So, I got back to the office, ate it, and then checked the nutritional facts on their website. Uh oh. At first I thought...not too shabby...but then I saw the note that said to add 300 calories and some 29 g of fat and 8 g of saturated fat for cheese and mayo. CRASH & BURN! My not too bad turned into really terrible. But, I will just do better tonight for dinner and work it out for 30-45 minutes on the Wii....and I won't go there anymore for lunch. I learned my lesson...when all else fails...I'll just go get a smoothie from Smoothie King. The moral: decide what to have for lunch BEFORE you set foot out the door for your lunch break. emoticon

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NANCYVV 5/14/2009 2:23PM

    Oh well, live and learn right? It won't make that much of a difference in the long run and now you know what to do. I always have them leave off the cheese and mayo at the sub place and they always ask me if I'm sure. Yep, I'm sure!!

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