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day 1 of Whole30

Monday, March 05, 2012

Vegan protein powder avocado/banana smoothie
chicken wings & spinach salad
handful of walnuts
pork tenderloin, brussel sprouts (with bacon)
watermelon (1/2 cup)
Feeling good!


today I RAN

Thursday, September 01, 2011

I have been wanting to run for a very long time. When I've tried running outdoors I feel awkward and I tend to sprint, which means I am totally out of breath very quickly. Today I ran on the treadmill at the gym and it felt wonderful! It was 90 seconds of pure bliss!

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LEIGHISME 9/2/2011 2:05AM

    Yay! emoticon

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SLIMLILA 9/1/2011 11:26PM

    I tried it at the school gym last year and was surprised to find I could run...well, jog a little!! Good for you...

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I walk therefore I am...

Thursday, June 16, 2011

About three weeks ago a co-worker and I started walking at lunch. We work in such a beautiful neighbourhood... mature trees, beautiful huge homes on breathtakingly landscaped lots, which makes the walking all the more enjoyable. We've only missed two days in the last three weeks (too hot and humid for any living breathing thing to be walking). I love the walking, but I'm also enjoying getting to know this young woman who has joined our firm. This week, we added one more person to our daily walks and we have even more to talk about... its wonderful! I find when I get home from work I now "crave" more walking, so I've taken to walking after dinner for about 1/2 hour or so. As I write this I'm already anticipating walking tomorrow... can't wait!

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SLIMLILA 6/17/2011 10:46PM

    emoticonI've found the same thing, when I feel yucky in a.m. and think I'm not going to walk, the dog gives me that look, so I take her out and once I start walking, I don't want to stop...

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REJ7777 6/17/2011 5:50AM

    That sure is win-win for you and this young woman at work - it's a win both in terms of your health and your work relationship. emoticon

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LEIGHISME 6/16/2011 11:54PM

    Go Mom Go! emoticon

I'm so glad you're enjoying the walking so much. emoticon

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SERENITY0808 6/16/2011 11:04PM

    Walking is contagious!

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JENNSWIMS has inspired me... here goes THE LIST

Friday, June 10, 2011

50 REASONS TO LOSE 50 LBS (in no particular order)

1. to like myself again

2. to be able look in the mirror and not cringe

3. to avoid the dreaded DIABETES (the family curse)

4. to look GORGEOUS for my daughter's wedding

5. to be here for my daughter's wedding

6. to dance all night at my daughter's wedding

7. to chase after the grandkids (if and when)

8. to be here for my kids (should they need me)

9. to enjoy a long and healthy retirement with my wonderful husband

10. to feel sexy again (that may be a stretch.. but worth striving for nonetheless)

11. to wear 4 inch heels (if I choose to)

12. to look good in 4 inch heels :)

13. to be able to wear regular boots (and not wide calf ones)

14. to wear knee length skirts

15. so I can stay as healthy as possible for as long as possible

16. so I can cross my legs comfortably

17. so I can bend over and tie my shoes without feeling like I'm going to pass out

18. so my back doesn't ache every day

19. so my knees don't hurt from climbing stairs

20. so I don't look 6 months pregnant all the time

21. so my love handles go away

22. so I stop spilling over my waistbands

23. so my waist reappears

24. so my thighs stop rubbing together (summer is brutal)

25. to have more energy

26. self-esteem

27. Confidence

28. my career

29. be a better role model for my kids

30. cellulite

31. double chin be gone!

32. To avoid heart disease (another family heirloom)

33. Smaller boobs

34. To do a 5k run (and not walk)

35. To be able to do 45 minutes on the elliptical (again)

36. so I can wear more fitting clothes (instead of frumpy)

37. to outstmart illnesses that come with aging

38. to not feel like an embarrassment to my kids

39. to not feel controlled by food

40. to not think about losing weight every minute of the day

41. to have firmer abs (a six pack is not in my future I'm sure)

42. so I can look at photos of myself and not cringe

43. so I can wear my original wedding band again

44. so I can stand taller

45. so my hubby and I can cruise for many years to come

46. so the Wii person stops telling me I'm obese

47. so I can justify a new wardrobe in a single digit size

48. to get off medication

49. nothing tastes as good as thin feels (not my quote btw)

50. I want to finish what I started and not wimp out again

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CYNDERROSE 6/14/2011 11:15AM

    Good list! I'm thinking I need to start one

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JANLEH 6/13/2011 10:23PM

    Yup to them all! What a super idea! I think I'll pop over to Jennswims and tell her this too. Thanks for sharing ... I'm still nodding my head and agreeing with them all.

emoticon and my best wishes on your journey to 50-be-gone!

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SUSUSUZZZIE 6/13/2011 9:44PM

    Very good list. I think I could probably just copy/paste this list.

You can do it!

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MARTHAWILL 6/13/2011 9:17PM

    Great list. I was reading in the book "Thin for Life" how important it is to write it down and keep looking at it. Think I'll get out a recipe card, fill it up and post it on my fridge.
Thanks for the inspiration.

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TFUNKSGIRL 6/13/2011 8:48PM

    Such an awesome list, I know you can do it. emoticon

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    Great list! You should re-post it again in a few months with little notes of the progress you've made in each one. That would be really neat to read.
I love that your daughter commented and said you don't embarrass her. So sweet! You've got the perfect support.

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MIPALADY23 6/13/2011 8:21PM

    Great list, make sure check them off each time you hit one of those goals, you can do it!

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JENNSWIMS 6/13/2011 8:15PM

    What a great list! It really is motivating, isn't it?

Way to go!

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LEIGHISME 6/11/2011 12:39PM

    I love your list mom. I know you can do it!

(You don't embarrass me!)


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BETTA13 6/11/2011 5:12AM

    Sounds like me. Hahaha...great list!

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AUNTHELEN 6/11/2011 12:27AM

    Good one! You can do it! emoticon emoticon

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NEWMAC2011 6/11/2011 12:27AM

    Hope you post this list somewhere so that you can see it to keep motivating you. Let me tell you that I've seen progress since I joined SP so that I have seen some of the things you want to see. This works and if I can do it, so can you! Think about setting lots of small goals so that you see progress along the way!

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slow and steady

Thursday, April 14, 2011

slow and steady wins the race... sounds great in theory, but in practice, slow is just well .......... slow. I want to be down 50 lbs like yesterday, I'm not a very patient person. My head knows that taking the time to build good habits and consistency is the key to success, its just that I'd like to tweak my nose and be done with it. .... sorry for the rant... its one of those days. emoticon

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JANTWO 4/15/2011 12:11AM

    I know slow can be hard, but if it stays gone it is worth the wait!!!! emoticon

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FATHINSN 4/14/2011 9:52PM

    I think it's better lose weight slow & steady instead of so fast that the weight is likely to be yo-yoing from high to low to medium to high weight again.

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MONIKA1948 4/14/2011 8:52PM

    Wouldn't it be nice to drop 10 lbs. overnite. It is so easy to gain the weight and so hard to take it off again. Keep working at it and you will succeed. You can do it!!! emoticon emoticon

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