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I Can Feel It, but Can't See It

Sunday, April 17, 2011

I have worked out every day since last Sunday. My muscles hurt and it is hard to sit. I have done Bob Harper's Weight Loss Yoga, Jillian Michael's Ripped in 30, Leslie Sansone variations w/ Walk it Out and JC (my horse). Yeow, I know I have been working my muscles. Today, alone, I burned over 1200 calories.

I have been eating good. Haven't really blown it at all since I started the challenge. I know I am confident in myself because I have been checking the scale each day. I know me, if I think or know I am blowing it, I refuse to look at the scale. The scale just isn't moving fast enough for me. At least it is finally going down. That is good. I am very happy with that.

I have started to add a bit of fiber back into my diet. With Colitis, it is hard. But, I am really trying. I am determined to lose this weight. Not for anybody, but myself! I will do this pain and all.

  
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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 4/18/2011 7:20PM

    Awesome! Keep it up and I know you'll be able to meet your goals.

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SARALEIGHM 4/18/2011 9:53AM

    Slow and steady is the way to go. But you already knew that. Be careful with the fiber. I've found that I can't eat 100% whole wheat bread (or pizza crust or anything). I can eat breads that have a portion of whole wheat, but not 100%. I haven't had any problem with other types of fiber so far, and I've been free of symptoms for over a year now. Are you in remission now? If you're having any kind of flare-up, no matter how small, keep to a low-fiber diet.
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IM_GETTIN_THIN 4/18/2011 9:22AM

    you are doing great!!! keep it up. try a little patience,...................i know I know it is hard. emoticon emoticon

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TX.PATRICIA 4/18/2011 8:16AM

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RSSSLHB 4/18/2011 6:22AM

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 4/18/2011 12:34AM

    Yes, it is all about YOU!

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KNITTABLES 4/17/2011 10:46PM

    You are doing an amazing job and I know the scale will go down. Take care and have a great Sunday Night.

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TXGRANDMA 4/17/2011 10:16PM

    Wow, sounds like you are doing just great! Sorry to hear that you have problems with colitis! That must be very difficult, limiting what you can eat! Take Care of YOU! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LIVINLIFE4ME1 4/17/2011 10:03PM

  You are doing AWESOME!!! I know emoticon

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LYNNANN43 4/17/2011 9:54PM

    Sounds like you & your body are due up for a rest day! You both need & deserve it!

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SNOBENSON1 4/17/2011 9:34PM

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This Book Hits Home

Saturday, April 16, 2011

I am reading Danielle Steel's book, "Big Girl". Yes, I know this is not great literature. In either case, this book really hits home. The main character is a girl who has been basically ridiculed by her parents her whole life for being heavy.

She is an absolute emotional eater and, as the book goes on and things happen in her life, she will start eating. She admits that what she is eating is wrong. It is interesting because so many blogs I have read here on spark are people who ate things that they know were wrong, but they were stressed out.

It's a quick read and really gives you something to think about. Unusual for a Danielle Steel book. I can definitely relate to the character. emoticon A must read for all emotional eaters. You will be saying to yourself, "Yep, been there done that."

  
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LIVINLIFE4ME1 4/17/2011 10:04PM

  Thank you for sharing this-I am going to see if I can get it on my Nook. You really made me want to read it!

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 4/16/2011 9:31PM

    Thanks for sharing.

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KNITTABLES 4/16/2011 5:33PM

    I like her books too." yep been there done that and more". Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your weekend.

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Day 4

Friday, April 15, 2011

I must admit I am proud of myself. I really wanted to make sure I worked out today even though I had showings all afternoon. Normally, I wouldn't have. But, I got up early, couldn't sleep anyway. Got another potential buyer moving here from New York. Worked on that for a while. Looked over the houses for today.

I knew I wanted to finish my 4th Island on Walk it Out. But, I also knew that that wouldn't get my heart rate up so I decided to do Leslie Sansone 3 miles with the stretchy band along with it. I got in 45 minutes. I wanted to do more, but I was already running late and called my client and told her we would be starting 15 minutes later.

Ate good today. Got in all my water. We are going out for dinner, but I am going to get fish. I am going to do my Wii Challenge first. Might as well burn some more calories :)

  
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SARALEIGHM 4/16/2011 4:59PM

    You're making good choices. Keep it up!
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TXGRANDMA 4/15/2011 10:21PM

    Good Job! You are so dedicated! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 4/15/2011 9:41PM

    Great job! Keep it up. I am happy to hear that you are getting your water! I am a water fiend, even asking neighbor if she is drinking enough water.

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CHATTIEGIRL 4/15/2011 9:19PM

    Hi LASARRE;
You have a handle on what you want to do and you are working at it really well. When I go to dinner or lunch I always buy fish of some kind. I buy what I don't cook at home most times. Continue your focus on maintaining a healthy life style. God bless you always and keep you safe. Learn from Spark people each day.

Joyce

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KNITTABLES 4/15/2011 8:06PM

    emoticon emoticonI'm having fish too but at home. Enjoy your dinner out. Now I just need to get in my water and I all set too!

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1BEACHWALKER 4/15/2011 7:34PM

    Wow- look at you go! You should be proud! Keep going! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Day 3 Heading down the stretch

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Today I got my mojo after I didn't think I had any. Again, I didn't sleep last night. I fell asleep ok at 11 p.m., but was up at 5 a.m. Now, that is still night time to me. I was exhausted all day and tried to nap and couldn't. Work is just really busy. Since I got to the e-team, I have been getting a lot of leads. So, my brain is going.

My daughter has been doing yoga in school and when she heard that I got Bob Harper's yoga dvd, she wanted to do it with me and said we would do it every day together. I love that! It is so much fun working out with her. We do need a second matt however. She said she would do the whole 6 weeks with me. After Bob, I had to try Jillian's Ripped in 30. I like it probably better than the others. She isn't as tough..the work out is, but she makes you feel better in this one if that makes sense. I decided to go back to 5 lb weights since I haven't been doing a lot of weight training. Then, after that, I decided to do Walk it Out since I still want to finish my 4th Island. I didn't finish it emoticon. I have 30 capsules left to go.

Workout time- 2 hours, calories burned 810, water drank like 80 ounces, calories good!

  
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SARALEIGHM 4/15/2011 11:25AM

    Good job! Stick with it!

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LOPEYP 4/15/2011 9:00AM

    emoticon You are keeping the momentum going.


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DARINGR8LY 4/14/2011 11:01PM

    My daughter is coming to see me the first week of May. I am hoping we can exercise together too. I'm sure you'll love yoga with your daughter.

You are a rockstar with the water and the exercise. You ARE going to be the biggest loser. emoticon

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TXGRANDMA 4/14/2011 8:49PM

    Great that you get to work out with your daughter! Valuable mother/daughter time! Get some good sleep, that will help after all that hard work exercising, you don't want to blow it with no sleep! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LASARRE 4/14/2011 8:34PM

    I'm beginning to feel like Sandra with the lack of sleep. emoticon

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HOTSTENO 4/14/2011 8:20PM

    Wow, what a workout!!! Go, you!!!!

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KNITTABLES 4/14/2011 8:18PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonWhat a great thing to do with your Daughter. I do hope you get some better sleep tonight. emoticon

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 4/14/2011 7:59PM

    Good job!!

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Hope you start sleeping better!

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Day 2 Still Strong

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Day 2 of challenge and I'm still going strong. Got in all my water. So far, 38 minutes of exercise on Wii Boxing until my balance board kept losing communication. It is driving me nuts! But, I get more exercise tonight as I am going to the barn. The true test will be if I can bridle him or not. He is actually pretty much of a baby and sulks if I yell at him so I am going to try not to get mad at him.

I received 3 new exercise dvds today. I got Jillian's No More Trouble Zones and Ripped in 30 and Bob's Biggest Loser Weight Loss Yoga. I've tried and tried to figure out yoga and they say Bob is the master of it. I think I will start with him tomorrow. I will also do some Jillian in there.

I've stayed on the low end of my calories. I think they have me too high, but I am just changing things up and seeing what happens. I am still determined to be the biggest loser.

Should be interesting tonight is the first night we are eating out since Saturday. emoticon Three days of eating in. I think that is a record for us lately. I will definitely watch what I eat and drink tonight.

I am not planning on a big night as I am exhausted. Between my husband's snoring and my dogs licking and then having to go out, I didn't fall asleep until 4 a.m. this morning. I would really like a nap, but have to get to JC. That used to be 25 minutes. Now, everything is under construction so it's closer to 50 minutes to get there. Spring = construction :{

  
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SARALEIGHM 4/14/2011 9:08AM

    Weight-loss yoga sounds interesting. Me, I'm still trying to pop in a Yoga for Inflexible People DVD. Does that say something more about my inflexibility? Hahahaha. Keep up the good work!
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LOPEYP 4/13/2011 7:58PM

    Have fun with your new videos!! emoticon

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KNITTABLES 4/13/2011 7:56PM

    I agree spring does = to construction. We have lots of it here. Enjoy your evening with JC. Great job with the workouts and let us know how you like the dvds you got. emoticon

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DARINGR8LY 4/13/2011 7:27PM

    Good luck with the yoga. I don't care for it but Bob seems so sweet. He can make anything great.

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 4/13/2011 4:54PM

    Awesome about the video's, I'm envious!

I so get the "dogs licking" problem!

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HOTSTENO 4/13/2011 4:36PM

    emoticon You're doing great! Tell your doggies you need your rest!!! Hubby too!! ;)

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TKAYSMILES 4/13/2011 4:34PM

    I love Bob's Yoga. That is what I started out with. I figured if some of them could do it so could I! I hope you like it! Get some rest!! Hope your day with JC is wonderful!!

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