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One of "those" people

Monday, January 09, 2012

I've been thinking alot about my goal weight and when I'll know that I've gotten there, but the more and more that I think about it, I can't come up with a number. My true thoughts and desires are to be one of "those" people. You know, one of the ones that if you said lets go run a 5k tomorrow they would say "okay". One of the ones that if you asked them to run a triathlon or marathon in a few months they would say okay and do it. I want to be able to ride my bike around without being self-conscious of what others are thinking. I want to go on a walks with my children because it feels good.

I was really kind of frustrated with not losing hardly any weight during the Biggest Loser Challenge over the holidays, but what matters most is how I feel about myself. (The fact that I lost like 6 inches helps too) Yay!

It's gonna take time and I'm not gonna get there right away, but I'm trying to make this a lifestyle change rather than just a quick fix.



*One more thing, does anyone else lose their weight from the top down? My husband has nicely commented that I am looking really good up top but nothing on the bottom moves. Ugh. Any ideas to get that switched?

  
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AUDRAEH 1/25/2012 4:20PM

    I agree with you totally. I want to be one of "those" people too. I know I have a good amount of weight to lose (about 70-80lbs), but most importantly I want to be fit and healthy. I want to be able to go out and run a 5k, etc., just like you said. About 3 years ago, I was 50 lbs lighter than I am now. I was not completing done losing weight, but close and I could hope on the treadmill and run 7 miles, and it felt great. I want that back. We can do this!

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GRAPEIDEA 1/10/2012 9:14AM

    Congrats on the 6 inches! That ROCKS!

Regarding "goal weight" I think it really is a state of mind/body. Meaning, the number on the scale isn't necessarily the goal. I get hung up on the numbers really easily, but I found that once I hit a range where my clothes always fit well, I could do long runs consistently, and I felt "good" physically, that the number became a nonissue. And as I'm sure you already know, muscle weights more than fat so the scale can get really depressing if you only look at the number and not your body composition.

Instead of focusing on the target weight, you could try for target fitness goals (running the 5k if you haven't already or something longer, increasing your weights in strength training, taking longer walks with the kids, trying a new workout class/video, etc.). The number/weight will then take care of itself.

You can also always ask your doctor or a dietician for a recommended target weight based on personal factors.

:)

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EYES_ON_THEPRAZ 1/9/2012 1:32PM

    Way to go on the 6 inches! I think i would rather lose inches than pounds! Right now i"m losing nothing, which sucks. I know it's frustrating, but I think you're setting good goals if you are keeping them in terms of wanting to be a healthier person (ie "one of those people") emoticon

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AMYSRUN4LIFE 1/9/2012 1:21PM

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I know everyone is different but I too make the comment that I'm shrinking from the top and bottom to the middle. My face, neck, shoulders (minus my flabby arms) chest, upper abdomen, legs and calves have all lost noticeable weight. Don't get me wrong, I have lost weight all over but it's more pronounced in the upper and lower part of my body. Ahhh, The joys of being a woman, lol.

We'll get there eventually!

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NWCOUNTRYDANCER 1/9/2012 1:13PM

    Congrats! on loosing inches. That means you are going in the right direction even without the scale moving.

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A little bit proud of myself

Thursday, November 03, 2011

So, my girlies bailed on me for Yoga last night. One has a sick grandpa and the other didn't feel like going after locking herself out of her house AND getting a flat tire. So, normally I would have just said "No way, I'm not going by myself," but we've been going for awhile now and I decided to brave it on my own! I was pleasantly surprised! I am the biggest in the class. When we do arm stuff I get embarrassed because my arms are so big. Yuck. Anyways there was a new athletic girl who was wearing those shoes that look like socks. I overheard her say that she runs alot. She was next to me, but I tried not to be intimidated. Well, guess what??!?!!?! She must not do a lot of balancing and strectching because she kept falling and couldn't do a lot of the stuff. Now, I'm not making fun of her. It just felt good to know that the time I've spent in the class has done something to my body. When I first started I couldn't do crocodile and I had to drop to my knees first. Now, I'm rocking it! Some of the moves I still need to modify but I can feel myself getting stronger each time. I was so glad that I went.

I'm struggling with logging my food. I'm a bit of a perfectionist and I don't like to estimate. Tonight I'm going to play Just Dance 3 with my daughter and get a nice walk/jog done in the morning if my baby allows. I'm trying to remember that I'm changing my life and that's not going to happen overnight, but every decision that I make every day affects my outcome later. The future looks bright. :)

  
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SLMTRACE 11/6/2011 9:42AM

    That is super awesome girl!!! I'm proud of you! keep up the hard work, it is soooo worth it!!


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KERLESS 11/3/2011 2:09PM

    Be A LOT proud of yourself! I remember having those same kind of feelings in classes constantly comparing my appearance and abilities to others, it is hard not to do. I always try to remember I have the choice to beat myself up or build myself up...I choose BUILD! Way to go! emoticon

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JADE465 11/3/2011 1:42PM

    Yes! Keep going. You're doing awesome.

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Back from Iowa

Friday, October 28, 2011

Well, I'm back from a week visit to my husband's family in good ole Iowa. I struggled with eating healthy things, but because we ate a lot with other people I tended to eat less of those things, plus I did not snack a whole lot because it wasn't my home or my food. So, as it turns out I'm basically the same weight that I was when I left, which is down almost 3 pounds! It's been slow, but worth it. I'm still just about the biggest I've ever been, but I know that it won't stay that way long.

I started a book on the trip called "Run Your Butt Off" so far I like everything that I've read and am starting there running program this week! I'm excited! I really need to get back to tracking my food though. That's something that I really struggle with. I forget what brand I ate and I don't have the wrapper, or whatever my excuses are. Just do it, Lisa!

The husband and I are considering more children which weight-wise scares me. I feel like I'm gonna lose all this weight again just to put it back on with another pregnancy. I know that I can have a healthy pregnancy but with what happened with my last one, I know that I will not be allowed to work out much. I told him that I will consider it after this summer. I am really excited for more babies, just not so sure about the way it will affect my body.

Well, I'm gonna give it a good try this week. I am going to work out and really work on my eating which is where I struggle most. Catch ya on the flip side. :)

  
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EYES_ON_THEPRAZ 10/28/2011 2:28PM

    Just keep focusing on yourself and see what happens, if you can drop some weight before the next one you'll be setting yourself up for success, and more likelihood that you'll be able to at least do some walking during the pregnancy :) Great job on the 3 lbs. I'll have to check out that book!

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Working it out

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

I have been really trying to change who I am deep inside. I want to be a more active person and I want to care more about my appearance. Instead of wearing my hair in a ponytail everyday. Ugh. It's a struggle some mornings to actually care. I watch too much TV and don't do enough my family, but I'm making slow steps to change this. I know it's not good to compare myself to others, but sometimes I feel like they have everything together and I'm just a mess. ;)

I am working part-time now and it really has been wonderful for me. I feel so much more connected to my daughter and the time with my son has been precious. My boss is concerned about my job sharing with my sister though. Apparently they aren't too happy with her performance, and he is going to have a discussion with her on Friday. Ugh. I'm fearful of going back to work full-time. When will I find time to exercise, cook or spend time with my fam? I'm feeling overwhelmed at the prospect.

Yoga tonight with the girls and another day at work tomorrow before another 3 days off! I'm just gonna keep trying to make the changes. Thanks for reading. :)

  
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ADVENTURE-GIRL 10/12/2011 7:18PM

    I can totally relate to feeling like everyone else has it together. Remember taking care of yourself inside and out will give you more confidence.

I hope things work out that you can continue part time and spend time with your son. Its hard to balance everything.
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EYES_ON_THEPRAZ 10/12/2011 7:05PM

    That's so interesting that you are sharing the job with your sister - I have never heard of that! I hope the discussion turns out ok and she can work it out.
I think that what you're going through is probably pretty common but that as time goes on you will gain more confidence and thus more motivation to put forth the effort. Might have to "fake it" for a little while first!
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JONICACALDWELL 10/12/2011 7:00PM

    emoticon Take care!

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Walking with my 9-year-old

Friday, September 23, 2011

So, lately I've been walking while my 9-year-old is at Volleyball and Cheer. I turn my headphones on, push my baby and tune everything out. Well, yesterday my good friend who has a new baby also, asked if I wanted to go walking. I said of course and we headed to the local rec center. My daughter came along with my friends older son and they were supposed to go practice volleyball. My friend and I walked and chitchatted and about halfway through our walk, the kids returned to join us. My daughter got right inbetween the two of us and began to talk. I immediately became frustrated and asked her to walk behind us and turn on her ipod. I continued to get annoyed for the next few minutes until I realized why I was so upset. I love my daughter so much, but my walking time is my ME time. It's my time to unwind and enjoy the physicalness of it, and not have to deal with any other distractions.
So, from now on I'm going to make sure that she has some other activity to do or that its just me and her so that we can chitchat. :)

  
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BEMILLER30 9/23/2011 3:52PM

    I totally understand. I love me some ME time. Yay for getting your walking in. I think it's a good idea to have her another activity so you can get your walk in and de-stress.
Your daughter is so cute.

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EYES_ON_THEPRAZ 9/23/2011 1:38PM

    aww I totally understand! I love walking with John around the lake sometimes, it is a nice treat, but most of the time I enjoy my alone time!! i do my best thinking then!
Good job getting your walks in!

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