Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Hi Spark Friends! Well, the day I've worked so hard to get to is here!! Later this afternoon, hubby and I are off for our hopefully awesome 2-week vaca to Israel! This is the reward I set up for myself when I started SparkPeople in January 2007.
The scale this morning said 117.6. I'm just shy of my goal, but I'll take it! I'll round it up to 118 for my ticker.
I likely won't have too much Internet access, so I won't be able to track my food. Wish me luck that I won't gain weight!! I want to come back at least the same weight, if not a little slimmer -- at goal, maybe??
If I see an Internet cafe somewhere, I'll check in and say hello.
Thanks to everyone who has supported me here for the past year. I don't think I could have lost this weight without all of you offering me so much help, advice and encouragement. As such, this reward vacation would not have been possible without you!
I hope to take lots of pics to post here on my page. Have a great two weeks and keep on Sparkin'!
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
No, not those that happen when you have gas. Ha ha ha ha!! These are exercises. I recall that I first heard of burpees months and months ago from my wonderful Sparkfriend Helen's page. I remember chuckling at the name and wondering, "What the heck are burpees????"
Well this week, I saw them again as part of a darn good exercise on another person's Spark Page. Thanks so much, NANDRE1!!!!
It's called a ladder exercise, and I think I am going to try this for the next few days -- until I leave for my trip. Alas, I probably won't have time for burpees in Israel. Too much to see and do!
Anyway, I tried this workout yesterday for the first time and it kicked my butt, even though it only took about 5 minutes. Just what I needed! I've been in quite the exercise slump lately. The treadmill/elliptical drudgery continues.
In the ladder exercise, I started out by doing 20 reps of each of the following, then 15 reps, then 10, then 5. (Decreasing a bit each time, like you're climbing down a ladder, get it??)
1. Wall pushups (you're supposed to do real pushups on the floor but I can't do more than 5 or so of those at a time )
2. Jumping jacks
So by now, you're probably saying, "OK, get to the point already, what the heck are burpees for goodness sake????"
I'd try to explain, but it would be easier to post a video from you tube, which I searched for this morning.
All I can say is, ouch!! Try it!
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Well I am making progress and I am sooooo close to goal! I just want to reach out and grab it and reel it in.
I've got exactly two weeks until my trip. I am holding out hope that I will make it to 115 by that time but it looks like I may fall a little short. And that's all right, because I know I am doing my best and I've worked hard.
If I make it under 120 by then, I will be ecstatic. And once I reach 118 (three pounds away), I'll reach a milestone of 60 pounds lost! Woo hoo!
For now, I am just enjoying my 57-pound weight loss so far.
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