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A New Week For Me

Monday, January 13, 2014

I have a goal. I want to walk, run/jog, the Bolder Boulder. This means I need to train. This means I need to get off my backside and walk. There is no Facebook post, no game of CandyCrush, no television program or movie that is more important to me than reaching my goal! I've wanted to do this for YEARS! This will be the year I participate in this 10K race. I am competing against no one but me, but my lack of fitness is a formidable opponent.

I have a plan to get ready for this and I'm starting to implement some of it, however the weather in Colorado has been pretty snowy and wet, so I've kind of let that get in my way. But no more! Starting today (not tomorrow, not next week) I am going to follow my plan. I'll start at day one of week one and faithfully follow my plan EVERY SINGLE DAY!

It is worth the work it takes to be healthy and fit. I need to do this for myself. I need to do this for my family. It doesn't matter that I am currently 70 lbs overweight, I can follow this plan.

I will also do at least one strength training video from SparkPeople three times a week.

Between the two it will never be more than an hour and a half per day.

That's not asking too much of myself. That is loving myself!!

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TANJAT88 1/24/2014 3:34PM

    This is great to hear! Interestingly enough, one of my long-term goals is to walk the Bolder Boulder in memory of someone who passed away a couple of years ago. I doubt that I will be ready this year, but I am shooting for next year :)

Reading your blog has just motivated me to get off my couch RIGHT NOW and go for a walk. I would love to find someone that lives nearby who could walk this out with me, but I don't know if I am ready for that much "accountability" yet - ha ha ha.

Please know that I have been inspired by you and will be keeping you in my thoughts. Feel free to keep me posted with your progress. YOU CAN DO IT!!! :)

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Friday, December 27, 2013

I purchased my Fitbit in early 2013 with Christmas money. I've had a love/hate relationship with it. I love it when I use it. I'm more motivated, energized and optimistic.

But, when I don't use it I hate it! It sits there in the drawer next to my bed mocking me! It screams that I need to get up, get out and get walking! It shouldn't be in the drawer, it should be on my person, racking up steps and motivating me to do just a little (or a lot) more.

I got it out of the drawer this morning and put it in my pocket. I'm halfway to my daily steps walked goal and I'm happy and proud of myself. It wasn't that hard, really. It's about making the choice to do the thing that is good for me. It's about convincing myself that I'm worth the time and effort it will take to get fit and healthier than I've ever been.

I'm working on it. emoticon

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LYNAND62 12/28/2013 12:30AM

    Thanks _LINDA! I believe we can all do it if we want to badly enough. It's about choosing to do it! emoticon

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_LINDA 12/27/2013 7:42PM

Using it is the first step, you are doing fantastic!
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LYNAND62 12/27/2013 6:30PM

AURORADAWN5, thank you for the encouragement! I agree that getting out the Fitbit and sticking it in my pocket definitely gets me moving more than I would have without it. And I'm excited today to see how many steps and I accomplish before bedtime. emoticon

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AURORADAWN5 12/27/2013 6:25PM

    I have a Nike Fuelband and it never comes off. Lately I've missed my target a fair number of days, but that's OK too because at least I'm getting up and around more than I would without it.
Sounds like you made the right choice.digging it out of your drawer. Even if all it does is to get you to take a few extra steps each day, those are steps in the right direction.

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LYNAND62 12/27/2013 6:25PM

DREAMWEAVER1637, I'd probably be in trouble if it tracked my sleep because I don't sleep all that well! I'm working on it, though and hope that sometime soon I may get better at sleeping as I should. Sleep apnea has kept me from getting really good, restful sleep for a few years now. It's my hope that getting to a healthier weight will help with the sleep apnea and I'll get more and better rest. Maybe then I'll get one of the fancier gizmos that also tracks sleep! emoticon

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DREAMWEAVER1637 12/27/2013 6:08PM

    I have the One. I wear it 24-7 since it also tracks sleep.

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LYNAND62 12/27/2013 5:40PM

    KIMQUILTS55, 10,000 steps is a lot! But you can do it! Right now I've set my steps goal at 7500. I plan to keep it there for a month and then raise it. I'm in pretty bad shape right now so I figure I'll set my goal at something that feels attainable, but will still make me push myself. emoticon

FITFRIT, I know what you mean. I used to wear mine all the time. But in September I lost my home to the flooding in Colorado and kind of stepped off the bandwagon for a while. I'm back at it starting today! emoticon

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FITFRIT 12/27/2013 5:06PM

    I love my fitbit...i wear it whether i hit my person steps or not because then at least I see a pattern and I know better how to attack it. Some weeks I get like 11 miles and some weeks I get 35+

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KIMQUILTS55 12/27/2013 5:01PM

    I just got the fitbit Flex for this Christmas. I know it's only been 3 days...but I'm loving it. It's the smaller of the bracelet ones ....the only time I plan on not wearing it is in the shower and when I need to charge it. Right now a 10,000 step goal seems like a lot....but I'm hoping I'll be able it hit it soon! emoticon

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Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 20, 2013

I haven't been as on top of things as I wish. I've over indulged and have not exercised much lately. Once again, no good reasons, I just haven't done what I know I need to do.

I'm struggling a LOT with sugar right now. It's not the holidays, though it doesn't help that exposure to sugary treats is magnified this time of year. It's just me.
I feel stuck. I feel frustrated. I feel embarrassed.

I want to do the right things for my health, but I haven't been. And I'm paying for it. My right leg is getting more numb (I have several bulging discs in my back and they are pinching some nerves). But what is really scaring me is that my right foot and ankle are now also getting numb. And, I'm having pain in my upper back and shoulders as well.

Will losing weight magically fix these issues? Probably not. But it would certainly take some of the pressure off my back and limbs if I would lose the weight and start exercising more.

I'm still determined that I'm going to do the 10K walk/run on Memorial Day, so I'd better get started back up on this fitness quest of mine! I know I can do this. I know it in my head, I just have to convince my heart.


Make No Excuses and You'll Have No Regrets!

Thursday, December 05, 2013

On September 12th, at 2:00 in the morning my husband and I were evacuated from our Lyons, Colorado home because of an immediate and certain threat of flooding. I had no idea how my life was about to change. I had no idea that I would never get to go "home" to that home ever again. Once I realized that fact I guess I kind of lost it and quit taking care of myself for a while. So now my pants are getting tight around the waist and my fear of mirrors is back.

But today is a new day. I woke up this morning with a chance to do it right, and I'm going to! Today I will log every bit that goes into my mouth. I will drink my water, not soda, not coffee...just fresh, pure water! And I will get at least 10 minutes of exercise today. 10 minutes isn't that hard. I can do that!

No excuses, no regrets. Just moving forward.

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CLCCOOL 12/8/2013 8:39PM

    Way to go, that is a great attitude! I understand a bit of your pain, I was evacuated 3 times during the Waldo fire...with my 3 cats & dog! The stress definitely had an effect on my weight! So, I know what you are going through! You can do it! Think of it all as a chance at starting over!

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BATCHICK 12/6/2013 12:46PM

    your commitment to yourself and your health will outlast any natural disaster!

Stay Strong!

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7WORSHIPS 12/5/2013 12:50PM

  Your blog reminded me of my post Katrina days when I lost my house. I am so sorry for your loss. However, once the shock of the experience lessened, I learned some important lessons. I learned that often less is more. I also learned that things can always be replaced, but friends (old and new) are not replaceable and should be appreciated and enjoyed at all times. emoticon and stay in the race.

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TIG123GER 12/5/2013 11:07AM

    I was wondering what had happened....checked here multiple times and no new entries....I'm SO sorry...sent general prayers and will now send very specific ones! No matter what you have to care for yourself so take it one day at a time and you can do this. Lots of love and happy thoughts coming your way!!!

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KKKAREN 12/5/2013 10:42AM

    I'm so sorry you lost everything. Now is a clean slate to begin again!

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So Frustrated With Myself!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Why do I make such horrible food choices? This morning - a 580 calorie Honey Bun. And for lunch - 660 calories worth of garbage at Burger King!! So I have a maximum of 310 calories left for the entire day. UGH!!

I rationalized those purchases (can't believe I paid MONEY for that junk!)!! I made it okay in my head to eat that bad food. and consciously made the choice to eat badly. Now I feel like the junk I put into my body and what's worse is that it didn't even taste that good! The honey bun was so-so, the fries were not very good and the burger had way too much ketchup and mayo on it. I feel ashamed and guilty.

But I will not let this setback defeat me! Every choice is up to me. Every bite I take for the rest of the day can be nourishing and healthy. And so it shall be. I will forgive myself and move forward. I will make good choices for the rest of the day. If I'm a little hungry tonight, so what! Salad with balsamic vinegar is going to be my dinner. And I will get out when I get home from work and take my walk like I've planned.

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TIG123GER 9/13/2013 12:09PM

    You know, we all have those days. Don't beat yourself up because you know the right things to do and you don't like feeling bad so you go right back to making the right choices and those bad meals are in the rearview mirror. Take care and cut yourself some slack. You CAN do this!

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THESAME6LBS 8/26/2013 4:27PM

  I know the feeling. I'm a bagel and scone junkie. Just remember those less than satisfactory tastes and awful feeling afterward and you'll be hard pressed to go back to those foods.

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