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Broke My Own Record

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

So, I walked the trail tonight. Four miles, but this time I really pushed myself to see how fast I could do it. I usually slow down and kind of goof off for the last half mile or so, but this time I went full speed the entire time. I was able to do four 16-minute miles, which is really a big deal for me. I would say I generally usually do four 22-minute miles, so this is definitely a personal best.

Aside from a few muscle locks during stretching afterwards, my body feels amazing.

It was hard work. But it was worth it.

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MARVEEME 5/4/2011 10:40PM

    You are on FIRE, girlfriend! I'm proud of you!

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Tuesday, May 03, 2011

OK, this is a short one today. Just a little celebration for the first day that I've come in under calories in over 2 weeks! I feel amazing today!

I'M BACK!!!!!!


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MARVEEME 5/3/2011 12:07PM

    AWESOME! I'm doin' the happy dance for ya!

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What Do You Want?

Monday, May 02, 2011

I'm just gonna throw this out there: I haven't done much for my health since I got back from vacation, despite all my grand talk in my blog posts. I have barely tracked my food and definitely haven't made good choices in that area. I did force myself to walk 4 miles on Saturday. But that was mainly release tension, rather than for my health...but, hey...whatever the reason, I guess any activity is good!

I was thinking of all sorts of philosophical reasons, etc. for my decline lately and I realized that it all comes down to one fairly simple question: what do I want?

Do I want food and laziness and the comfort (guilt) they provide in the moment OR do I want to be healthy?

Everything I do with my body and everything I put in my mouth is an answer to this question. Let's be real...this question goes through my head every single time I eat, every single time I decide to lay around. It's not like I "forget". And everything that I do is a choice I make.


What do YOU want?

Think on it. I sure will.


Adjusting Again

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

It's been tougher than I expected to get back into the swing of things after vacation. I'm doing much better today with the whole calorie deal. But it hasn't been without effort, that's for sure. Still, I always have a choice and I've been amazed at myself to make the choice NOT to eat things that I know will make me feel bad in the end.

I have a plan to exercise tonight. Not a horribly intense workout...just SOMETHING to get me back in the swing of things and get the endorphins going. To remind me that I love working out. Because I think I have temporary amnesia. Haha. Really just praying I don't go home and make excuses and give in to laziness, the way I did last night.

I really want to be healthy. For me. For my family. I know I can do this.

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MARINO124 4/28/2011 4:58PM

    Man, do I know how you feel! Why is it that we forget how great we feel when we do things right? Why is it so hard to get back on track? Gees... Good for you and lets keep it up! emoticon

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GINNJEN2000 4/27/2011 9:07AM

    You can do this. It is for you and ultimately for all those in your life too. They will get to reap the benfits too. Thanks also for stopping by my blog.

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AWOOD1973 4/27/2011 4:02AM

    It is soooo hard to get back in it, when you are out of it for a bit. That is why I "rejoined" after I took a trip to Georgia last September (and never went back to the gym, till Jan 11'), but you will do it, because you know that it will make you feel better! Plus, you have all of us pushing you! emoticon

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MARVEEME 4/26/2011 7:22PM

    Good girl! YOU DID IT! Go see your goodie!

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MARVEEME 4/26/2011 5:19PM


We want a REPORT on your progress with exercise in detail by 8 p.m. here tomorrow!



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RRP546 4/26/2011 4:46PM

  get those endorphins moving girl

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Did You Miss Me?

Monday, April 25, 2011

Back from vacation! New Orleans was WONDERFUL!!! I think I am in love with that city!!! I WILL be going back! And husband and I had a great time at Universal Studios. Oh my goodness...SO MUCH WALKING! I got back to the hotel pretty much every night with my body screaming to lie down and, I tell you what, I could not move after that at all! Literally worked every single muscle in my body to the breaking point every day! I am convinced that this (and my craving for salads and fresh foods, due to the intense heat - 93 and sunny every day) was the only thing that kept me afloat., health-wise. I certainly did not EAT well. In New Orleans, the food was HUGE and so expensive...it seemed a shame to waste money by not eating it all. Then, at Universal, we had a pre-purchased meal plan. So, to get our money's worth, we ended up eating about 6 meals a day! Yikes!

As I said, I chose salad a few times. And, although I indulged in sodas, I did make sure I alternated with ice water every refill. The first night in New Orleans I was dehydrated and very dizzy, so I made sure to avoid that throughout the rest of the trip.

All in all, I only gained 1 lb., which honestly...I consider a victory. I was worried for a minute there! Of course, I would have been much happier if I could have sustained my healthy eating habits..seeing as this is a lifestyle change and not a "diet". But I chalk it up to being a learning experience. Next time, I'll do better. For sure.

So, I'm back at it now. Did you miss me??? :)

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MARINO124 4/28/2011 5:02PM

    Glad you're back and that you feel proud of your accomplishments, and you should! I skipped a week on the scale because I'm afraid to see what it will say after 4 days away at Easter! I'm really interested to go to New Orleans! I'm glad you enjoyed it! emoticon

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ANNECEK 4/25/2011 10:54PM

    Wow, sounds like you had a memorable vacation. I know I would gain 10 lbs with that kind of exposure to all that food. Good job with keeping the balance and still having a good time. emoticon

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MARVEEME 4/25/2011 7:46PM

    I'm betting your 1 pound is actually new muscle groups. Keep them toned and keep them strong!

I'm so happy for you, and glad you experienced the local flavor of everything there is to that town. Awesome, isn't it? I plan to go back someday too.

And yes, we missed you. Welcome home!

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SUGARBEARSMOM2 4/25/2011 11:48AM

    sounds like an amazing trip. i am not sure i would have been able to onl,y gain 1 lb. so i think you did awesome. with all you had to choose from. greatr job on all the walkin and exausting your body.lets home i can only gain 1lb when i go on vacation.keep up your great work!

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