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No More Mrs. Nice Guy

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

I did not roll over and go back to sleep when my alarm went off in the 4:30a.m. range. While I do need to tweak my timing for being up and out the door, I was so pleased with myself that I was up and out and riding the bike by 5:15-ish. Woot!

I thought about how I had been going to the gym previously and sans trainer, was babying myself with low level workouts. I cranked the level up to 11, and set it for 30 mins. I was so surprised that even the first few revolutions of the pedals seemed hard to turn, but I kept going. :)

About 10 mins in, I was starting to weaken and I dropped the level to a more reasonable 8. This was still head and shoulders above my previous workouts where I was moving at level 1 or level 3 if I really went crazy. :)

No more Mrs. Nice Guy. I know I really need to push myself to keep working out, and keeping myself on a consistent path. This morning, I visualized I was in my old gym in Boston, where I had so much success. I put myself there in my minds eye. I know I can ride myself out of my rut, where I'd spending too much time.

I'm feeling pretty good this morning, and I want to just keep myself rolling.

  
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DJS-DEBBIE 2/23/2010 12:51PM

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FLUTTER-BY)L( 2/23/2010 9:43AM

    I love how you are creating success.

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HEALTHQUESTER 2/23/2010 9:43AM

    Great job! It's good to push yourself up to where you can be, instead of believing that you have to stay where you are! Go you!

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LOOZINITNOW 2/23/2010 9:16AM

    Visualization is a great way to motivate ourselves to push further! emoticon

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MUGGLE_MOM 2/23/2010 8:19AM

    Wow! That is awesome! I love the tie in to you previously successful days. You know that you can do it. You've done it before and you're doing it now! Great job getting up and kicking bottom at the gym today!!!

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Hubby!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Hubby was happy I lost the 3 lbs and volunteered to make a new low-fat recipe that he heard on tv. :)

He's on the bandwagon. Woo hoo!

  
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DJS-DEBBIE 2/22/2010 3:36AM

    That is awesome!

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TWOCANS 2/21/2010 5:08PM

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SLIGHTLYBRAINY 2/21/2010 2:57PM

    That is so nice that he is so supportive...it is always helpful when your spouse is encouraging. Good luck on your journey =)

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LOOZINITNOW 2/21/2010 2:16PM

    emoticon for doing it together!

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MICKEYMAX 2/21/2010 2:00PM

    It helps a lot and I know we can help motivate each other. :)

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POLARBEAR63 2/21/2010 1:55PM

    Makes it easier when husband and wife are both trying to lose.
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GBO323 2/21/2010 1:53PM

    It helps when both are on the same bandwagon!

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FIRST weigh-in

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Jumping up and down that I lost 3 pounds this week. The scale is going in the direction I want. YAY!!! I can do this! I can! I can! I can! yay!!

  
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MUGGLE_MOM 2/21/2010 10:46AM

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DONNAEDA 2/21/2010 10:10AM

    congrtulations on your weight loss. You are awesome.

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MICKEYMAX 2/21/2010 9:27AM

    Thanks!!! In the past I would have moaned and groaned about "only" losing 3 pounds - but I am trying to let the process do the work and not get crazy about the number. Many thanks!!! I am stoked!

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TINARENA2 2/21/2010 8:50AM

    You go girl! Congrats on the first week! You can do this!
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Congrats! You are doing great!!!

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NITETIMENOSHER 2/21/2010 8:27AM

  Good job on the weigh in!

Now it's time for week two :)

Anne

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LOOZINITNOW 2/21/2010 8:25AM

    emoticon Great job!

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DJS-DEBBIE 2/21/2010 8:21AM

    Great news!!
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Absolutely Capable

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Just came back from the grocery store. Most of the shopping was for me, and it was easy to buy "the right stuff." I am so much more dedicated to re-gaining (MY LIFE) back and not only ready and willing to overhaul myself --- I am doing it!
Reversing myself from a talker to a doer. I am so proud of myself and delighted that I have been struck on the head with an anvil --- finally ---- that I finally realize (and believe) that I am so worthy of BETTER! Wow, and it only took 45 years to get there. ha! :)

As for the cart, it was full of fruit, yogurt, veggies, and very little from the inside aisles. I'm patting myself on the back (I'm double jointed so I can reach) that I know that I am absolutely capable of changing, and meeting my goals.

WOO HOO!!!! I feel like wearing a party hat! emoticon

  
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MUGGLE_MOM 2/20/2010 4:09PM

    I just love the power that comes from your post! Congrats on a successful shopping trip! Get yourself that party hat! You so deserve it!

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AMAZINGANN 2/20/2010 10:40AM

    Isn't all that fresh colorful produce beautiful!? I love taking my cart to the checkout when it looks so pretty and healthy. Who needs all those boxes and frozen containers of yucky blech?!

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M0M2THREE 2/20/2010 9:57AM

    Woooo Hoo, you go girl!!!

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LOOZINITNOW 2/20/2010 9:55AM

    emoticon Here's your party hat! You have good reason to want to celebrate! I love going to the store and looking down at all of the wonderful items I have placed on the belt! Makes me feel proud of my choices!

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DONNAEDA 2/20/2010 9:42AM

    congratulations on your committment to a healthy lifestyle. Your a kid at 45 I first learn this at 70, so you have a head start. Continue doing what your doing.

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MOOTWO 2/20/2010 9:38AM

    Awesome! Such a great outlook and well executed shopping trip. Whens chow? ;)

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Walked Twice

Friday, February 19, 2010

Counting 2 fifteen-minute walks for me today. Returned a library book not overdue (strangely enough), and stopped at the bank for a few work supplies. That was really a 10 min walk, followed by a 5 min walk, and then the return trip was 15 mins. I am now renewing myself to add this in every day. I can so do this. I have already proved that to myself as I completed a half marathon in 2005. I just stopped creating success every day and let my motivation slip away. It's funny how I used to be comfortable in the doing phase, and I just quit it rather than keep it up. I am re-focusing on all of the positive behaviors that I used to do, and remember how good I felt when I did them. Happily, I have a very good memory! I just need to follow through every day and I will do it!!!

  
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MUGGLE_MOM 2/19/2010 11:21AM

    Wow! What a great day! And a great attitude!

I know that you can create success everyday! Keep up the great effort! Remember how great you feel today. Keep that memory somewhere and take it out whenever you need a pick me up.

I completely understand your concept of 'doing phase' and being comfy there once upon a time. How come its so easy to get 'uncomfy' there once you're there, but its so hard to get 'comfy' there again. Go figure. You know exactly what you need to do and are doing it. You Go Girl!!!!

You Rock!

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YESITSDEB 2/19/2010 10:57AM

    Well done. Every walk you take is showing that you made the choice to take care of you. You're right - YOU CAN DO IT! One day at a time and with the support of your SP friends. emoticon

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CALIFSHEWOLF 2/19/2010 9:30AM

    Having binged for two days over the weekend, I am fighting my way back to being in control and yesterday, I decided I needed to get out and walk. I am still breaking in a new titanium knee, so I haven't been very active for a little over a year. I did ten minutes on the elliptical first, then went for a one mile walk. My knees are sore this morning, but I feel terrific for having accomplished that walk. Good for you for re-focusing and getting back to what makes you feel good. Good luck in staying motivated and working toward your goals.
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