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Week 3

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Well Yesterday started week 3 & the start of stage 2.
At first I thought no big deal, now I m not sure. What ever possess me to start this before holidays? Well as I move on, prayerfully, I will also be improving my routines. I really need to work on finding something other then walking that I can handle with my back & knee. I m delighted that I've lost weight , yet disappointed that I haven't stepped it up more.
I guess when I think about it - week 3 means that I've actually accomplished 2 other weeks. Hey I even started measuring before I started stage 2. I even ate 5 fruits/veggies today, a mth ago I was lucky if I ate that in a week. I love fruits and vegetables, just hate to spend all that money n then have something go bad. So without realizing it I stopped buying all but canned. But now that I am to eat 5 every day they will never go bad again. so as I embrace week 3, stage 2 - I must remember that I am doing this for me.
I will be healthy.
I will not b overweight.
I will no longer hiding under my clothes.
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CRAZY4DMB 11/25/2008 6:24PM

    Yeah - seems like Mt Everest to be doing this during the holidays....

But just think about it, if you can stay focused and not let yourself be overwhelmed by negativity when you slip (cuz we all know we have those irresistible favorite holiday food) - how great will you be feeling when the holidays are over?

If you can "stay on the wagon" during the holidays - the rest will seem easier in comparison. That's what I'm thinking to myself.

We can do it!

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WINDSURFER 11/24/2008 9:57AM

    Ohhhh ... I'm so with you in having mixed feelings about doing this just before the holidays! But hey - better before than after right? Can you imagine how much more of a slug we'd be afterwards were we not monitoring stuff?

Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog. It warmed my heart to read that someone else understood. emoticon And hey - I'm also a huge CSI fan - and Criminal Minds ... and a reader, of course.

OH! and the back and knee things. Yeppers! Those are 2 I have to work with as well. I've found that an elliptical machine is a lot easier on both than walking or a treadmill (at least for me). Walking (or standing) for too long kills my back.

I keep telling myself that if I stay with this and lose the weight - a lot of the pain will stop!

We can do this!


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BABIE_JANE 11/23/2008 9:22PM

    Frozen fruits and veggies are very nutritious, too. Even more so than canned. So, give them a try and they last longer, too. Good for you in making it through the other weeks and into this one. Also, good going on starting Stage 2. Keep up the great work!

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Time To Get Serious

Friday, November 21, 2008

I've been charting everything . I exercise regularly, especially the walking. Even take the stairs when I'm out. But I'm still not eating right, although I try to stay within my caloric intake. So I sit here and imagine what if I actually do it all. Stop with the excuses is what I need to really work on. What if I use a diet plan n eat the way they suggest? What if I exercise, more then just walking? What if? What if? What if? So I guess it really is time to get serious. I want to change my life & get 'healthier'. I need to push through this and conquer. Yes I know that there will be weeks that I don't lose and hey maybe even a week that I gain. But I need not get discouraged - I need to continue to push thru. Wow do I owe alot to spark teams and all the people here. If it wasn't for the support and advice that I get here, I wouldn't have lost 9.8 lbs. So it's Time To Get Serious. When I renew my wedding vows next October I WILL be thinner then I was when we said our original vows. Cause in 2009 I will be fine.
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lost but disappointed

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Well I lost some weight, I've lost 7.6 lbs. I just feel like I should have lost so much more. Especially considering that I started walking n changing my eating habits a month before I joined the site. I don't know what I was expecting but my hubby helped me to realize how much I had accomplished. I watch everything I eat, yes I still screw up. I walk regularly & exercise. I've come along way yet I'm still expecting myself to have so much more done. I read what other people are doing and I feel so bad cause why ain't I exercising that much. Why I ain't I doing more. So I try then I wind up not being able to do much of anything the next day. Why, why , why. I guess in a way I thought that once I started doing stuff right that magically everything would fall into place. Well it doesn't happen that way. so I guess I need to face reality. I may be disappointed but hey I really did it I LOST WEIGHT, I actually did it.
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BABIE_JANE 11/19/2008 11:07PM

    7.6 pounds is great! Good for you! I wouldn't be so concerned about not being able to workout the way you read others are. My suggestion would be to do what you can in the way of working out and don't push too hard, but concentrate more on what you are eating. Looking at your food tracker there seems to be a lot of McDonald's and such. Try cutting down on Mickey D's and have cereal, oatmeal or fruit for breakfast. You will work your way up on the workouts.

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HAD_IT 11/19/2008 8:46AM

    Hey Maga68

Don't get so down on yourself. You need to be happy with what you have lost. You have done a fabulous job. Remember what I said, you might have lost body fat and it might have changed even though the weight has not. Think of it this way. Compare a pound of marshmallows versus a pound of peanut butter. The peanut butter is a lot smaller and denser, where as the marshmallows are a lot bigger and softer. So you have been changing those marshmallows to peanut butter. That's a good thing. You are changing your body makeup.

Listen to your body. How is it feeling? How are your clothes fitting? How is your breathing? How is your endurance? Can you walk a block further then the first day you started? Have you noticed any other changes other then what the scale has said. And even at that I would be happy with 7 lbs. Be happy with it, relish it and take it for what it is, a start to a new you.

You go girl.

I am so proud of you.

Keep up the good work.


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When I exercise, I feel . . .

Sunday, November 16, 2008

When I exercise, I feel like I'm gonna die. Yea I gotta be honest half of the time while I am exercise I feel like I am going to die. I feel every muscle. My chest feels like it is going to cave in. I can't breathe. But after I exercise - then I feel so alive. I feel like I can accomplish anything. I feel like YES. It truly is amazing, I always felt this way after bike riding. Who would have thought that I could get so much pleasure from SWEATING. When I'm doing my walk, while I'm doing it, i feel like I cant do this, I'm not gonna make it. When I'm done- it's just WOW. I now actually do look forward to exericise - I m lookin forward being done exercising even more.
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BABIE_JANE 11/17/2008 12:28AM

    I have heard many times, you never regret having done a workout. It is so very true. Do you have music you can listen to while walking? That would take your mind off of thinking you can't do it. Music gets me going! Try it.

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HAD_IT 11/16/2008 2:34PM

    Isn't it amazing when you actually realize that you like the exercising. We don't necessarily like it when we are doing it, but we know we feel oh so much better after we are done. Just wait until for some reason that you can't workout. Any your legs are sore, and cramping up and you wonder why you feel like crap. It's because you aren't exercising. I know you feel like you are going to die. Just be careful. We don't want you to injure yourself. And as long as the doctor has told you that you are fit to exercise, do it within your range. Do what you can do and get it done. You are doing great. Keep up the good work.


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Thursday, November 13, 2008

I got up this morning & it was raining, usually I love the rain. But all I could think was 'damn it raining too hard to go to the track - what the hell am i gonna do now, maybe it will slow down'. I had to laugh at myself, I am usually full of excuses as to why NOT exercise, especially walking. Now I am looking forward to it. Did strengthening yesterday, it recommended not o do back to back. I checked out my new workout DVDs, I realized I'm not quite ready for them. So instead I decided to check out this stepper thing that I found in my dad's basement. It's called 'Body Sculpting Stepper' WOW was that a workout, just the 1st min I was having trouble breathing. I spent almost an hour of sweaty type housework & rearranging. As disappointed as I am about not going to the track, I realize I can find another way to burn those calories. My hubby is just so amazed, cause he knows I aint usually the one, I really hate to sweat. I have to go buy a scale tomorrow to do aweigh in (use to do it @ dr but no more insurance). I'm a little scared cause I know that the scale is NOT my friend, it doesn't always show the truth. So as I sit here listening to the news inform us of more rain, I tell myself YES I can find a way to burn the calories. Yes I can lose this weight. Yes I can be healthy again. YES I CAN, I CAN , I CAN.
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BABIE_JANE 11/14/2008 11:58PM

    emoticonin finding other ways to burn calories. Even if you think you aren't ready for the workout DVDs try putting one in and do just 10 minutes of it. Who knows you might get started and can't stop. Keep going with the positive attitude.

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HAD_IT 11/14/2008 8:26AM


I am so proud of you and your attitude. Personally although I might fight with the scale every now and then. I still find them helpful. Because unlike the mirror or anything else it is something tangible I can see moving or not moving. I try not to concentrate on the number. I concentrate on what I have lost. yes it went down a pound, two pounds. Look wht I have done. I started at 288 and I am now at 197. I did that. Without the scale I wouldn't know I did that. And unlike me looking in the mirror or listening to my family the scale will tell you the truth. It will not spare your feelings, it will be honest with you. That being said I also like having something that tells me my body fat. Because like right now what I am going through, my weight has not moved in two weeks, but my body fat has gone down. I lost 2 lbs of body fat in the last 2 weeks. That's body fat usually moves slower so I know I'm still doing something.

Anyways I am so proud of you. You keep at it. It's amazing how all of a sudden we want that exercise isnt' it. I find it's funny.

You have a good day.

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SNAILSPEED 11/13/2008 11:45PM

    YES U CAN :) Hi there keep up the good work, this is my first day so wish me luck...and if i were u i would leave the scale out of it for a while, just work on trying to feel better first that is my strategy for now anyway. YES WE CAN hehehe

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