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Challenge to Myself - Week 4 (December 27th, 2010)

Monday, December 27, 2010

With all the Christmas goodies, I was really worried about my weigh in this morning! But it was good, I weighed in at 161.2, Of course, I have been sick with a cold for the past three days and really haven't eaten that much but still that is a four pounds loss in 4 weeks NOT the 10 I wanted or the five that I hoped but it is better than nothing.

The true test will be next week while we are in Cancun! But I plan on working out everyday and watching what I eat, so hopefully will come home at same or lower weight!

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IAMDESSIE 5/18/2012 12:33AM

    emoticon Kathi!

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IAMDESSIE 12/24/2011 10:15PM

    Hi Kathi, I hope this is working out great for you.

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IAMDESSIE 6/21/2011 7:44PM

    Way to go! I hope it is getting better for you!

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JKTENTATIVE 12/27/2010 9:16PM

    Wish I could lose 4 lbs this month!! Congratulations!! Especially during holidays and vacations, anything that isn't a weight gain has to be considered a huge accomplishment.
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TERWANTSTOLOSE 12/27/2010 4:29PM

    Good for you!!!! Congrats!

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Challenge to Myself - Week 3 (December 20th, 2010)

Monday, December 20, 2010

Did my weigh in this morning. Have to give some ground work here. We had house guest for the weekend and also had Mom's Christmas here at our home. On Friday, we ate out at Elmo's Steak House in Indianapolis. They have the best shrimp coctail ever. The sause is made with REAL horseradish. Usually we have one order each but this time we split (that is a big step for us!) I also had steak, green beans and a couple of rolls. Saturday, it was lunch out and pizza at home that evening and then Sunday it was a Christmas feast, which I didn't eat very much but did have a small piece of fudge (chocolate...my fav) and ONE chocolate chip cookie, again my fav) and with all of this I weighed in at 163.6!!!!

I had to weigh again to make sure that it was correct. IT WAS! So, this tells me that the hard work that I have been putting in to loose is working! Now my worry is to keep these pounds off. Best plan of action, I'm thinking is to keep doing what I have been doing.

emoticon I am cheesin right now!

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TAFFIN2000 12/21/2010 9:14AM

    Yay! Congrats!

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TERWANTSTOLOSE 12/21/2010 6:58AM

    Yeah!!!!!!! So happy for you!!!

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JKTENTATIVE 12/20/2010 9:41PM

    WooHoo!! Yes, indeed -- hard work does pay off...sometimes it isn't right away...but eventually it does come 'round. Sounds like you are already enjoying the holidays! Cheers!!

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Challenge to Myself - Week 2 (December 13th, 2010)

Monday, December 13, 2010

Here I am, one week later! Had my weigh in this am and have gained 4 ounces (165.6)! Hubby said that is better than gaining 4 pounds, which is true BUT not what I am striving for.

Granted I did not work out like I should have. I did workout with Krista and Tim 2 days for 1 hour each day but then on the other days I didn't , so I don't have anyone to blame but me!

I AM NOT GIVING UP! I still have two weeks to lose BUT think I should be a little more realistic and set my challenge for maybe five pounds instead of the ten.......NOT. But if I don't lose the ten I will not let it make me feel bad about myself!

emoticon I am frustrated but I will continue on!

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TERWANTSTOLOSE 12/13/2010 11:06AM

    Don't be hard on yourself .. you did still workout for two hours last week .. maybe you should take measurements and use that as well for motivation .. you could have very well lost some inches. Your gain is so minimal.

Hang in there .. this is such a hard time of year to be working out and eating healthy because there are so many distractions. You'll get there .. maybe in not such a short amount of time but you will do it! I know you can!


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Challenge to Myself

Monday, December 06, 2010

This is a picture that I took on my first day being on Spark People and I weighed 167.

This is a picture that I took this morning after being on SP for 3 months and I weighed 165.2.

So, as you can see, there is not much of a change in my appearance. I still see the "fat girl"!
Even though I have lost a little over a pound, this pound keeps going back and forth and of course I want it to keep going down and stay down. emoticon A thought came to me that I could make a challenge to myself which is the reason for my blog.

My challenge is to lose 10 pounds by December 31st, 2010. We leave for vacation on the 1st and it would be nice to go and not be embarrassed to be in a swimsuit!

To reach the goal of my challenge I will do the following DAILY:

Work out daily for at least 30 minutes
Eat healthy
Post my meals and exercise
Keep myself active all day
NOT weigh in ( I will weigh in on Mondays)

I will blog my progress on the Monday weigh ins. I feel that by challenging myself, I am accountable to me, this is something that I have not been doing. I put in the motions and then when I'm not seeing the progress that I THINK should be happening, I have this a habit to give up....but since being on SP I haven't been giving up so much as letting myself slid for days at a time and then get mad (at me) because of this.....so in a way I have keep myself in the proverbial circle. I am hoping that I will become more consistent with my daily regiment and that it will become 2nd nature.

Thank you all of my SP friends, y'all have been such inspirations to me!

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TEACHING1ST 12/6/2010 6:34PM

    Kathy, you're taller than I am but I weighed in for my well-woman visit and we weigh the same!! I never weigh with clothes on and wouldn't consider weighing in the late afternoon, lol. But I had no choice.

I know you can do it!!


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    Good luck!!!!! You can do it!!!


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JKTENTATIVE 12/6/2010 10:12AM

    Me too, me too!! I started yesterday a more intensive regimen so I can get to see the scale start to move. My regimen calls for special changes on a weekly basis. The first week:
- no peanut butter, popcorn or frozen yogurt.
- minimum of 45 mins of intense cardio each day. Next week I will identify other possibly additional changes.
Like you, I really need to see the scale move; and like you I need to wear a bathing suit in January (we are going to Jamaica)...so would be oh so much happier if I could take off some weight!!
I am also thinking about adding another requirement relating to being in touch with my stomach more...not letting myself get too full and learning to get comfortable feeling a little empty...that is in process.
-- I wish you the best on your efforts and let's touch base and support each other!

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On being 60!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

emoticon Is one way that I look at turning the BIG 60! I never felt better than I do right now! I have a wonderful supporting DH, who is also my best friend.

When I was 10, I found out that my Mom was going to have another baby! Can you imagine the feelings that I went through at that age? At first, I was embarrassed about it but when my friends found out they thought that was pretty cool! Well, my youngest sister (and my exact look alike) was born 5 days before my 11th birthday. What a birthday present!

When I was 20, well almost, I gave birth to my oldest daughter, Wendi. She was born on April 1st, 1970 and of course I turned 20 on the 16th of June. A very precious birthday gift!

When I turned 25, my sweet sister, Bonnie (who is 18 months younger), called me to wish me a Happy Birthday. In that conversation, she asked me "how does it feel to be a half a century old?" Let me tell you, that question sent me into a tizzy. One reason was because, I did feel old. I had three children by that time and was their sole support. My Grandma, made me realize that age is just mind over matter. So I made up my mind that day that I was not going to be old!

When I was 40, my second daughter, Julie, made me a Grandma for the first time. She gave me Alexandria Louise, whom I can still call my Baby! She will turn 20 this month! We are very proud of her, she is our Marine and following her dream!

Now that I am 60, Wendi's oldest daughter, Erika Paige, has made her Momma a Nana at 40 and her Grandma, a Great-Grandma. What could be a more exciting way to celebrate this glorious age than to have a new life born? And I still do not feel old. Don't get me wrong, I have days where I feel "old" but most days I feel like I did when I was in my 30's and going strong!

At 60, I exercise more (and really enjoy it) than I ever have. I also eat better and make better choices than I did when I was younger.

Some people tell me that they would like to live over their younger years, knowing then what they know now. Not me! I lived those years and learned from them and am quite comfortable and more confident than I have ever been. The only problem that I have, is my weight and slowly but surely that will soon not be a problem.

So, on being 60, I would say that it is the best time of my life and it can only get better from here!

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TERWANTSTOLOSE 10/30/2010 8:19PM

    Good for you!!!!! Happy Birthday and keep doing what you are doing! What a great positive message! Blessings to you for a healthy and happy year!


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JKTENTATIVE 10/30/2010 5:45PM

    You are an inspiration! I turn 50 next month and I hope I feel as good as you do!
Happy Birthday!!

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2BFREE2LIVE 10/30/2010 5:32PM

    Happy Birthday, I just turned 60 as well and never felt better.
The one thing that Mother Nature has kept her word on is you get a mustache and low and behold I looked in the mirror the other day and saw a faint shadow:) Got to love being 60.
Enjoy being who you are and no matter what age!!! Sandy

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