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Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Thursday: 20 min elliptical

Friday: 20 minutes jumping jacks, kicks, running in place ect... while watching biggest loser on nbc.com

Saturday: Sick

Sunday: Inlaws came in, used that as an excuse and never worked out. :-(

Monday: 20 minutes moderate elliptical - Used day light savings as a good oportunity to wake up at 4:30am and workout before having to wake the kids up, make breakfast and get everyone ready to go.

Tuesday: 30 minutes moderate/high elliptical - Election day so no school for kids. I did not have to get up and I had a headache. I was planning on getting up and eating a little something, taking some head ache meds and going back to sleep till the kids woke up. I got up and ate and took medicine and then told myself,

"if you go back to sleep you need to decide right now when exactly you will workout, where you will fit it in"

I thought about it and could not come up with a good time, so I said eff it and just put on my workout clothes and did the 30 minute hill program while watching the news. After I was done my head ache was gone and I felt pretty good!
Now its over with and I dont have to worry about getting it in later or feel bad when I end up blowing it off.

I have come to the conclusion that even though it sucks so bad to get up earlier than I already to, its the most convienent time to get it done and I am more likely to get it done if I do it early when I first wake up. Thats my goal from now on. I am going to try to get a streak going and see how long I can keep it going.

I have done perfect with my eating the last two days, I think mostly in part to the fact that I have planned out the day before exactly what I am going to eat and how much that is going to be for the next day. I have also been cooking smaller meals, I have gotten into the habit over the past year of cooking larger meals and instead of having leftovers we end up eating all the extra. I have been struggling because of that and hubby has actually gained about 20 or 30 pounds! Not good. Before I only cooked enough for one portion a peice, which is what I am going to start doing again, I am hoping that hubby is going to get alot of bennifit out of this as well.

Right now I am at the top of my weight range. If I gain like 4 pounds I will be considered overweight again according to the BMI chart, so I would really like to lose around 10 pounds so I can be in the middle of my weight range. I think I am going to start being a little more focused on that instead of just maintaining. :-)

~ Jess

  
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ERIECANALGAL 11/8/2011 10:01AM

    emoticonplans emoticon

I started planning ahead in the meal dept. and it's working great.
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BAKER1009 11/8/2011 9:05AM

    I'm still stuck in the overweight section and I have had ENOUGH!
You're an inspiration Jess. Keep moving...cuz then I will too!! No pressure, lol!

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NIKKITIKKITAFFY 11/8/2011 8:53AM

    I'm right there with you! Im flopping around in the upper 150's and as soon as the scale hits 160, I freak out! I would also like to be around 145. I have so much trouble forcing myself out of bed in the morning! I'll have to try to think of you tomorrow and that if you are doing it, so can I!

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LISA01605 11/8/2011 8:20AM

    I have to exercise in the morning too. I get up at 4:30 and it really stinks but I love my workouts and I know I need to fit them in. You are doing great!

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TAICHIDANCER 11/8/2011 8:17AM

    Fo-cus! Fo-cus! You go! emoticon

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exercise

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Thursday : 20 min elliptical

Friday: 20 min jumping jacks, kicks, running in place ect... while watching biggest loser on nbc.com

Saturday: no formal exercise but I did park in the farthest spot away from the store and walked alot while shopping. I started feeling sick again for some reason after lunch, don't think it was the flu shot I got this afternoon, but I have felt like poop after getting them in the past.

Plan on doing double tomorrow to make up for it. well I have hopes to do double but will definitely get in at least 20 minutes.

Time to let the NyQuil kick in.

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~ Jess

  
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XXENDOFREASONXX 11/7/2011 7:08AM

    Hope you feel better, those shots make me feel bleck all day as well.

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SIMPLYABUNDANT 11/6/2011 8:41AM

    emoticon Hope you feel better soon! Don't rule out a reaction to your flu shot. I had some sort of flu-ish symptoms after having mine, but fortunately they were gone quickly. Good going on your exercise, listening to your body, and knowing when it's time to take a rest!

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MISSLISA1973 11/5/2011 10:25PM

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TAICHIDANCER 11/5/2011 9:22PM

    Hope you feel better soon. I just got from a late evening stroll with my honey. Actually, it was more of a brisk race walk as it was c-c-c-cold.

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Making habits... again

Thursday, November 03, 2011

I have really fell off the exercise band wagon for the past... hmmm... year I would say. I met my goal and then really started slacking when It comes to working out. I use to be in a routine, I use to get up every morning and just do at least 30 min to an hour of working out automatically. Now I am lucky if I get in 30 - 60 min a week.

I started this journey taking small steps, so I will try that again.

I got up this morning and did 20 min on the elliptical and my plan is to do 20 min every morning for the next week, then I will slowly add in more. I also want to get all my healthy things in like 8 glasses of water and 5 servings of fruit or veggies daily. The fruit and veggies are no problem, I get way more than that each day but the water has always been a challenge for me.

Keep me accountable people. I need a kick in the pants. lol. I will try my best to be the one doing the kicking.

~ Jess

  
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BOBINVA 11/4/2011 3:21PM

    Awesome job redeveloping those habits.

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BRENDAF761 11/3/2011 12:54PM

    You can do this! Start today as the holidays are fast approaching! Exercising first thing in the morning will start your day great! Keep determined to stick with your goals. Good luck! emoticon emoticon

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BOVEY63 11/3/2011 12:35PM

    You're right by getting back one step at a time! I know that you can do it, but here's a kick in the pants anyway!
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MALIAN1 11/3/2011 10:31AM

    Start slow and you can do this! You did it once.....you can get back to that point again. Push through.....

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Updated Youtube Video

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fx_Y6yPgtE8

  
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GIGALENA 11/1/2011 7:36PM

    Amazing!

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TAICHIDANCER 11/1/2011 10:03AM

    Fabulous.

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RUTHANNE100 11/1/2011 9:54AM

    You were my first inspiration on Spark People. Because of your story, I really believed that I could do this--I could reach my goals, too. I'm so thankful for your continued involvement & motivation on this site. You're awesome!

~Ruth

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KSMGLASS 11/1/2011 9:31AM

    Absolutely amazing! Best wishes for continued success! emoticon

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Halloween Photos

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

I made my own costume this year. Made my daughters too. One of the things on my big list of things to do in my life is dress in a sexy halloween costume. I dont think this quite counts, but I felt pretty awesome in it. Pretty good for not really having much sewing experience.

I ate horribly yesterday, but back on track today as always. Mess up, get back on track right away.

I hope everyone had an awesome halloween!!!

Jess







Had a fun time last night :-)

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This picture was from a few days ago... He looked too awesome not to include it. Another home made mommy costume. :-)
















  
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SUMTHINGZEN 11/3/2011 3:11PM

    very cool costumes... Loved the lower 'Adam Savage-Superhero' bit too cute.

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SIMPLYABUNDANT 11/3/2011 9:42AM

    What fun costumes!

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ARGYLE-RUNNER 11/3/2011 9:30AM

    awesome!

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G9FIRE 11/2/2011 9:40AM

    GREAT COSTUMES!

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MALEXANDER4 11/2/2011 7:24AM

    Wonderful job.....You look amazing lady.

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BOVEY63 11/1/2011 1:23PM

    You did an awesome job on the costumes!

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FITMARY 11/1/2011 8:26AM

    Wow!!! Looking good!

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