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talk about not keeping up with it - days 4, 5 & 6

Thursday, March 11, 2010

well I completly forgot to blog on tuesday and wendsday... here I am today catching up. I have not been blogging but I have been doing really well in my efforts to stick to scedualed workouts and eating right.


Day 4 - tuesday

I was going to only do ellipitcal on tuesday while watching the biggest loser but I felt so good about the last few days of getting up early and getting it done that I desided to do my biggest loser stregth video that morning. That day I got out of the house and had a picnic in the yard with the kids and then after my hubby got home we all went to the park, kicked the ball around the feild and played on the playground. I love when the weather is nice and I can spend it outside with my kids, its nice that we are a more active family now. That night I was going to do 30 minutes on the elliptical but I was so inspired by watching the biggest loser that I desided to do an hour.... if they can pull a truck or workout 8 hours a day then I can do 30 more minutes!



Day 5 - wendsday

Again got my workout in early and did really well eating for the rest of the day. Not really much to report. It rained all day and was pretty gloomy.

Day 6 - Thursday - Today!!!

Well I have not gotten my workout in for the day yet. The baby got up a bit earlier than I expected and I dident get a chance to fit it in. Im hoping that once Aiden goes off to pre-school at noon and she goes down for a nap then I will be able to get it in then. I will update this later today after I get it in.

Weigh in is tomorow and I am hoping to pull at least 2 pounds with all the work I have put into this week. Im crossing my fingers. Even if I pull less though Im gonna hang in there, Im really looking more at inches durring the next few weeks anyway. on the messuring tape and in how my pants fit... I will post my numbers in another couple weeks.

~ Jess


*** UPDATE *** I got my workout in for the day - Biggest loser strength workout while the baby was taking her nap... woo-hoo! I did not want to but I got it in... Im feeling pretty proud of myself!

  
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COUNTRYBUMKIN65 3/11/2010 2:38PM

    Has hard as you've worked, I hope you lose 2+ pounds this week:)

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BELUGA20 3/11/2010 11:50AM

    I hope the little ones let you get the work out in and good job on consistent exercise. You've been a rock start lately.

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BRASSEDOFF69 3/11/2010 11:19AM

  Good luck!

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Monday Morning ~ Day 3

Monday, March 08, 2010

I got to bed by 10:30 last night... I usually puck around untill at least midnight.... I was determined to get up early this morning though. I set the alarm for 6:31... the baby woke me up at 6:30, so I got her a bottle and changed her and then grabed my shoes, got a glass of water and popped on my video.

I have been considering getting the P90X system because I hear that you can acheive awesome results with the program. My husband had one of the disks in his stuff so last night I got him to pull it out... it was Kempo X, the cardio DVD to the series.

I put it on this morning and started going through the stretch and warm up... well about 3 minutes in it was pretty hard and I was having problems so I though... hmm if I am having problems with the warm up I am not going to be able to do the workout... so instead of wasting me time and going through half the workout and tiring myself out as well as frustrating myself I desided to turn it off and do something eles.

I pulled out my biggest loser dvd. It has 4 workouts on it, your suppose to alternate between the low impact cardio and strength workouts for weeks 1 & 3 and then between the high impact cardcio and boot camp for weeks 2 & 4. I did the low impact cardio today... I like the video because I can do it but its a challenge, it gets me sweating and breathing hard and I can feel it the next day... but I dont die doing it.

I am all done now with my workout. I plan on having another excelent day with my eating. I did really well yesterday. I even had to drive to go pick up my son from my x husband (6 hour round trip drive) and I dident eat fast food or over eat on unhealthy snacks. I packed something and stayed on calories for the day.

I am doing very well so far and hope to have really good results after a month or two, even though I dont think I will be doing P90X any time soon. lol.

~ Jess emoticon

  
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MARIEFIYA 3/9/2010 10:24PM

    Great job on getting a fresh start! I think that's what I might need too. I go to bed way too late these days.

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MORETHANWEIGHT 3/9/2010 2:42PM

    I like doing different workout programs. We have att u-verse for our tv and in the free on demand section there are a variety of different workouts to try out. I'm like you that if the warm-up has me huffing why bother starting somehting I can't finish

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YESITSDEB 3/8/2010 9:40AM

    Know you limits and listen to your body - WELL DONE! Great job with your choices for the big drive as well. Happy Monday! emoticon

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CRK910 3/8/2010 9:36AM

    My wife and I just picked up the biggest loser for Wii.
I have not taken a look at it yet.
I was planning on giving it a go today but as life would have it I woke up with a pulled muscle in my neck, so I think im going to be walking on the treadmill today.

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DELILAS 3/8/2010 8:48AM

    Way to go! Starting off the day right always helps a lot! And I hear you about P90X - heck, I just tried the 30 day shred and was so sore for three days that going up stairs was painful. Pointless if a short workout puts you out of commission and keeps you from being able to do cardio while you recover, right? I'm glad you had the foresight to stop and keep with something on your level! I learned my lesson :)

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HATE2BFAT 3/8/2010 8:04AM

    You can do this!.. Congrats on a great start to the day as well week emoticon

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Done Early ~ Day 2

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Ok its 9:30 in the morning and I am currently eating breakfast and I am done done done with my workout!

Thats right... I got up and got it done right away. That is an accomplishment for me, I usually procrastinate all day long and then either get my workout in super late or not at all... usually not at all. Im gonna try to get it in early from now on... I know I dont have a workout scedualed for sundays but I have taken it so easy on myself the last week I dont think I really need a break untill next weekend.

Today I did a 30 minute biggest loser strength training video... I pushed myself and had a good workout.

Now Im gonna finish my pancakes and turkey sausage and have a good day for eating. Im feeling like Im really off to a good start!

~ Jess emoticon

  
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TRACIWRIGHT79 3/8/2010 12:10AM

    Good for you! I am a procrastinator also! emoticon

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BIZENMO 3/7/2010 3:33PM

    Way to go! I still need to get out and walk my route so I know just how far I had been going! I'm a PRO at procrastination myself! LOL!!

It looks like you are doing so well! You've lost about 75 lbs, is that right?! Fantastic!!! I'm jealous, but I will get there, too. One day at a time, I will get there!

Here's hoping the rest of your day is as nice as how it started! Have a great week!

Mary
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MESAJOGGER 3/7/2010 3:07PM

    AWESOME! Keep up the momentum. That's the perfect way to start a new week :-) You've got me inspired! :-)

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SILVERWING2623 3/7/2010 12:01PM

    Excellent! I need to do this. I've been the procrastination monster lately. :)

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SWEETNEENI 3/7/2010 11:20AM

    Good job!

I ALWAYS do my workout late. Like 10-11pm late. It's the only time of day I can focus because my kids are asleep and the house is finally quiet. And it keeps me from eating.

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MALEXANDER4 3/7/2010 10:41AM

    I got mine done also...Usually I don't do sundays but like you said I have slacked so the last couple of weeks I really needed it. We are going to do this.

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MY4BOYZ4 3/7/2010 9:57AM

    That's awesome! I have been playing with the idea of getting up early and exercising..........my morning routine has been the same for the last 10 years. I get up at 6am, toss on the coffee, smoke a ciggerette then drink coffee all morning while getting the kids ready for school, drop the kids off, smoke again while enjoying fresh coffee.........then at some point before lunch exercise.

Since I am quiting smoking, the mornings have been VERY hard on me. Sitting and drinking coffee makes me want to smoke even more, so I have been thinking about getting up earlier and exercising instead, so maybe I will be to energized to think about a smoke?

Congratulations on getting it done!!!

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CHERYLRUSH 3/7/2010 9:40AM

    Feels fantastic to get it out of the way early, doesn't it?

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Getting back into it ~ day 1

Saturday, March 06, 2010

well as of late (the last few weeks) I have not really been losing much weight, kinda bumping around between 196 and 198. I have been eating ok... I will have a good day and then a bad day... I also have not been working out like I was before. I have been working out maybe 3 days a week and when I do workout its half a$$.

I dont want to just flounder I want to shine. I want to get myself under control again and have something to be really proud of.

My eating has not really been a problem, besides snacking. I have been working the last few days to get that under control and have been doing pretty good. I am trying to stick to 5 meals a day, breakfast-lunch-snack-dinner-snack .... and keep out the random snacking.

Lol I was reading in health magazine the other day and they have a term for mothers who eat left overs off of there kids plates. (MOMNIVORE) lol. I thought that was cute. Well that has been me the last few weeks... and its not cute. Im sure the peanut butter and jelly crusts I cut off the kids sandwiches, (double fiber or not) and the random half a cookie or wheat cracker or baby orange here and there really adds up at the end of the day. Its no wonder I have been losing a pound and then gaining half a pound back each week... I prob consuming a few hundred extra calories in random tidbits off the kids plates each day.

I am mainly going to focus on my exercise the next few weeks. I plan to keep a log of what I do each day in my blog so I can stay accountable. I really want to be able to fit into a few items of clothing I have by summer. I can get into the clothes now but they are tight... alot tighter than they should be... I may have jumped the gun by a tad bit when I bought thouse size 16 jeans the other day... lol.... I can fit into them but one of the 2 pairs is way to tight to wear out.

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Plan:

Workout 5 days per week.... Biggest Loser Exercise video on Mon, Wend, Thurs ..... Elliptical on Tuesday (durring biggest loser) ..... saturday do something fun but active (a big goal for me & a challenge cause I dont get out much and dont take alot of time for myself usually)

Goals:

* I want my size 16 Jeans to fit good - Loose
* I want to fit comfortably in my new size 14 dress (Its hard to breath in now lol)
* I want to fit into my size L sun dress
* I want to be able to wear my size Youth L "Mae" band T-Shirt that I got for my birthday but it was too small cause its a youth size

..... I hope to accomplish this stuff by early summer. I think they are reasonable goals considering that all the clothes I have listed I can squeeze my big butt into, I just cant go out of the house in the stuff because I cant breath and look like a stuffed sausage in them lol.

I think its important for me to have concrete goals as well as a plan to reach thouse goals. Right now I have been kinda going along the lines of "I get there when I get there" .... which I still fully beleive that I will continue no matter what and as long as I am moving in the right direction I am in a good place, no matter the time it takes..... I just think that in order for me to keep moving forward I am going to need a map lol... and I want to also be able to see in the distance what I am sailing twards.

I am excited to be starting a new small chapter in my journey... I have had a great day, I stayed within my calorie range and even though I did not get my workout in untill It was almost 11pm, I did do it. I did a biggest loser cardio workout dvd and it kicked my butt... I am going to be in total pain tomorow because of it... but the good kind.

Well here is to new begginings and to continuing with the journey at hand

~ Jess emoticon

  
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GOTNOTHING 3/7/2010 12:12PM

    It's so great that you can recognize where you're having trouble! I realized recently that I wasn't counting the bits of food that I have to try as test samples at work all day. It's all cake & cookies & frosting, so I'm sure it was adding up! Good luck with everything! emoticon

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MESSYJESSY22 3/7/2010 9:01AM

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MALEXANDER4 3/7/2010 7:45AM

    I'm with ya on this. I have been off the charts, my weigh in is today and I can say i'm not confident, my workouts...10 minutes here and there, I mean what is happening here? we are going to do this together. You lead by example and you are leading me. Lets get this done. For us.....

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MARIEFIYA 3/7/2010 1:16AM

    Great job. It's nice to see your goals laid out right in front of you. This helps us refocus on the bigger picture. I slacked a little in February, but then posted realistic and attainable goals, and I now I am back on track and doing great.

Summer is right around the corner and think of how nice it will feel to fit into those smaller clothes!

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TAZZIE1 3/7/2010 12:34AM

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KURVY_KAITIE 3/7/2010 12:02AM

    it's great that you realized these things :) doin great girlie...KEEP IT UP! i may end up doin another goals blog just so i can remind myself of the things i'm trying to reach :)

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A little about you, now.

Thursday, March 04, 2010

I stole this blog from HALOSUN. ::evil grin:: I wanted to know more about my spark friends though. :-) cant wait to hear your replys.

Question Number 1! What is your real name?
Question Number 2! What is your favourite song? Life = music = love.
Question Number 3! How did you find out about SP?
Question Number 4! What is your favourite thing to do, the thing that makes you smile the most?
Question Number 5! are you my SP friend? and if not SHAME on you and please add me now thank you!

............ my answers..........

Real name: Jessica

Fave song: I have a few - check em out on my playlist :-) - http://www.playlist.com/playlist/11
108087307

How did I find out about SP?: I was blogging on livejournal.com and was looking for a way to stay accountable after quiting weight watchers meetings. someone suggested I join a site called spark people... the rest is history.

Fave thing to do: Go on outings with my husband and kids on nice warm, clear days... that makes me smile the most. :-)

  
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SWEETNEENI 3/5/2010 12:37PM

    Question Number 1! What is your real name?
Laura

Question Number 2! What is your favourite song?
Right now it's I Made It by Kevin Rudolf (Cash Money Heros)

Question Number 3! How did you find out about SP?
I think it was Good Housekeeping

Question Number 4! What is your favourite thing to do, the thing that makes you smile the most?
Hang with my family.

Question Number 5! are you my SP friend?
Yes and happy to be!

Comment edited on: 3/5/2010 12:38:52 PM

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MIGHTYFINEWINE 3/5/2010 10:26AM

    Question Number 1! What is your real name?
Cassie!

Question Number 2! What is your favourite song? Life = music = love.
Hmm, lots. Alanis Morisette - "Head Over Feet", Three Dog Night - "Joy to the World", The Decemberists - "Mariner's Revenge Song" more and more and more.

Question Number 3! How did you find out about SP?
Hmm, I don't remember. It may have been from a LiveJournal community on weight loss.

Question Number 4! What is your favourite thing to do, the thing that makes you smile the most?
Go to the Indy 500!

Question Number 5! are you my SP friend? and if not SHAME on you and please add me now thank you!
Yes! :)

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CRK910 3/5/2010 9:55AM

    Question Number 1! Chris
Question Number 2! I generally tend to like 80's Rock, and Classic Rock.
Question Number 3! My wife read about it in a magazine and told me about it.
Question Number 4! Spend time with my wife and 2 sons..
Question Number 5! Of Course :)


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MARIEFIYA 3/5/2010 1:10AM

    1. Angie
2. Don't really know. I like carrie underwood and reba mcintyre
3. I was browsing the internet for free ways to lose weight. Best thing I could have done!
4. I like spending time with family. I also like going to the movies with hubby.
5. Of course!


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HALOSUN 3/4/2010 8:47PM

    Question Number 1! Sara
Question Number 2! "Stay" by Sugarland
Question Number 3! My mom told me about it and it took me MONTHS to figure it out.
Question Number 4! Sail with my dad
Question Number 5! are you my SP friend? Yes ma'am!

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HRD2HNDL74 3/4/2010 5:35PM

    Question Number 1! What is your real name? Giana

Question Number 2! What is your favorite song? Brown Eyed Girl

Question Number 3! How did you find out about SP? email through All You
Question Number 4! What is your favorite thing to do, the thing that makes you smile the most? Canoeing the Buffalo River,

Question Number 5! are you my SP friend? Yes.

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COUNTRYBUMKIN65 3/4/2010 2:07PM

    Question Number 1! What is your real name? Mary

Question Number 2! What is your favorite song? Bring On The Rain

Question Number 3! How did you find out about SP? I was searching for a Health place online

Question Number 4! What is your favorite thing to do, the thing that makes you smile the most? Go walking with Storm:)

Question Number 5! are you my SP friend? Not yet..LOL

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MESSYJESSY22 3/4/2010 1:45PM

    1) Jessica
2) I really have too many favourtie songs too lol
3) I was looking for a food journal and google found it for me!
4) Being in the sun, and dancing....I miss dancing
5) shame on me! I'll add you now! lol

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LAROSEBAUGH 3/4/2010 1:29PM

    Question Number 1! What is your real name? Laura
Question Number 2! What is your favourite song? Way too many to list!! Sorry but it's true!
Question Number 3! How did you find out about SP? I don't even remember to be honest!
Question Number 4! What is your favourite thing to do, the thing that makes you smile the most? Talk to my friends, and play with my pug :D
Question Number 5! are you my SP friend? and if not SHAME on you and please add me now thank you! YES I AM! :D


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BOVEY63 3/4/2010 1:24PM

    1. Leanne
2. Pretty much any song by Elton John - Tiny Dancer and Your Song are two of my favs.
3. Good Morning America
4. Time with my two sons.
5. I am now.

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BSKTCON 3/4/2010 1:01PM

    I love those little questionnaires. They don't really tell you a whole lot about the person, but the answers are usually fairly honest. Thanks for posting this!

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