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Goodbye Ruby Tuesday

Saturday, February 27, 2010

It's hard to show up at that restaurant without singing that song in my head. I wonder if everyone feels that tug. :)

I ordered the Asian Glazed Salmon which I THOUGHT was a good choice. When I can home and googled the nutritionals, I found out I just ate 15 pts worth of fish using my WW info. Luckily, I had saved for it, and I had the pts to spare. I wasn't planning on using that many pts for dinner. ha ha. The rest of what I ate was veggie related but geez louise, next time I will check that out in advance.

I felt hungry through the whole day yesterday - and I know it was my lack of eating veggies/fruit as I have been doing. It made an enormous difference. I just need to follow that same path and I will be fuller for longer.

Knee ached when I got up so I did not do cardio. Not currently lifting weights. I think perhaps this week I will re-start that.

I am very happy with my progress this week. Most days, I quadrupled my veggie intake and I did awesome cardio 4 days. BIG improvements!!!

SP has been a great source of inspiration, info and support. Woo hoo!
2nd weigh in is tomorrow a.m.

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JESSBOND 2/28/2010 12:22AM

    That is great! Good luck with your weigh in!

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DATARN 2/27/2010 8:58PM

    You are doing so well!! Salmons is always a good choice, so even if the meal topped out like that, you are thinking correctly and in healthy ways!
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SLIGHTLYBRAINY 2/27/2010 8:23PM

    It happens when you go out to eat, but in remembering this is a life journey to help us FINALLY get to our destination once and for all, the days that we have more than others, we just need to remember that it is an "overall" concept and not focus on the one meal.

You are doing so well and you have so much to be proud of yourself about!!! Let us know how the weigh in is tomorrow. Good luck my friend...Terri

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CMAXSON 2/27/2010 7:56PM

    I have found that its best to KNOW what you want to eat before you go out. The things that you think are gonna be best for you, usually are not...it sucks.

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DJS-DEBBIE 2/27/2010 7:39PM

    I try to figure this out ahead of time, too. If I had my way I wouldn't go to a restaurant that didn't publish their nutritional info. But sometimes the choice is beyond your control!

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TAMX13 2/27/2010 7:26PM

    Boy do I know this one. You go out to dinner and you think you are ordering something healthy and when you come home you find out otherwise! This happen to me one time I had ordered a lettuce wrap only to find out when I researched the calorie content that I could have had a juicy hamburger for the same amount of calories/points. I just tucked it away as a learning lesson. Now if all possible I do research and planning before going out for dinner. Oh and with those lettuce wraps on weigh in day I maintained.
I wish you the best on your journey to a healthy you and if you need support me and a few others are there to lend you a hand.
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Building Endurance

Friday, February 26, 2010

Boogied with Richard Simmons again today - with hubby just a few steps away in the kitchen. I was a bit self-conscious at first, but then just got into it. I was able to keep up better and last longer than yesterday. In fact, I did 15 consecutive mins and it was great. I sweated. yay!

Here's a few cool pts: hubby gave up watching Jerry Springer (one of his faves) so I could exercise just then. He's a big jokester, but he did not make fun of me once. He was doing some cooking while I was working out, and held off putting on the oven so I would not get overheated. So very considerate.

It is a great feeling to know that he's behind me and helping me to achieve success in his own way. I love that I WANTED to exercise today - not just doing it because. My streak of 4 consecutive days is alive and well. My body is thanking me for the extra attention. I am very pleased with myself. Woo hoo!

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DJS-DEBBIE 2/27/2010 9:17AM

    That's great. I will walk the treadmill in front of my DH but still don't have the guts to do Richard or try the Wii in front of him. Hopefully I will get there soon.

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LOOZINITNOW 2/26/2010 5:54PM

    Glad hubby is supportive! I am still very self conscious about doing DVD's in front of my hubby. Good for you!

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DATARN 2/26/2010 2:10PM

    YAY - you are doing great!!! Go hubby!!! So glad he is supporting and encouraging you!!! Have a great weekend.
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KOBER9999 2/26/2010 12:44PM

    You are doing awesome!
I bet you're sleeping like a baby too!
Woo Hoo! Spark on!
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YESITSDEB 2/26/2010 12:10PM

    Hurray! Every day is a new day and your getting stronger and stronger. Keep up the great work. You never know, pretty soon your hubby may be grovving to richard right next to you emoticon

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JANLEEW 2/26/2010 12:08PM

    Yes! Now you are feeling the power of consistency.
Keep moving, keep tracking.

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PEGGO45 2/26/2010 12:06PM

    "by endurance we conquer" Sir Ernest Shackleton
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Take Two

Thursday, February 25, 2010

I got up early to go to the gym this a.m. -- but changed it around when it started to snow. I decided to stay in and down one of the dvd's I recently got - Richard Simmons Boogie Down the pounds (it's disco!).

First time on, I was not keeping up with his quick changes (well at least quick to me!) and I did about 10 mins of moving around and flailing my arms. I am sure it did not look graceful. Man I was wiped out. Not really sweating, but huffing and puffing. I shut it off and decided to come back to it.

That was a good idea actually. I did go back. (I wanted 30 mins of cardio today) and this was not cutting it by itself. I started it over and did much more of it, and even got the hang of a few steps and change-ups. I am convinced that each time I do it, I will be able to do more of it, and do it more gracefully.

I did not do the whole video but I did meet my 30 min goal for cardio today, and I did the stretching/cooldown portion also. Before the video, I had cranked up the heat to 70 in here, but afterwards, I dropped it back down. It gets toasty when you are jumping around. ha ha ha.

This makes 3 continuous days of cardio for me. The fact that I am building consistency with working out for me is a huge step forward. I am beating back my "can't do" former tude, to oh yes, I can. I am pretty thrilled with myself.

Here's a funny note to self: Suddenly doing cardio - makes me happy.
I feel good!

WOO HOO!

  
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DJS-DEBBIE 2/26/2010 7:51AM

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DONNAEDA 2/25/2010 5:20PM

    congratulations on your workout accomplishment. You don't have do all 30 minutes at one time. 10 minutes at a time is good too to total up to 30 minutes. You go girl

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SLIGHTLYBRAINY 2/25/2010 1:09PM

    That is really exciting, THREE days in a row!!! and with the disco, watch out Broadway, a new star is born...Terri

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SUNNY2DAY2 2/25/2010 1:06PM

    3 days of cardio emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KOBER9999 2/25/2010 1:03PM

    YES YOU CAN! Keep it up lady! You are doing Great!

My husband and I have thought about putting the treadmill in our living room and when we get a little chilly - just do the 'mill for awhile.

I too never use to exercise. I didn't even take gym class in high school due to major knee surgery. Anyway... Now I look forward to the "exercise high" I get when I'm finished working out!

Congratulations Spark Friend!!
Give Yourself A Hug!!
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FRANNIEDID 2/25/2010 12:46PM

    That is awesome, it all adds up. And thank goodness for fitness videos, I would hate for people to see what I look like when I do them!!!

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MICKEYMAX 2/25/2010 12:44PM

    I never saw myself as a person who would "enjoy" exercise, but I guess I am that person after all! Ha! Who knew?

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LOOZINITNOW 2/25/2010 12:43PM

    You will build endurance each time you exercise! Watch out for that good feeling....sounds like you are getting addicted to exercise! emoticon emoticon

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YESITSDEB 2/25/2010 12:36PM

    You go girl! You're right...every time you do the video, it will get easier and easier - At least the coordination part! One of things you certainly need to do when no one else is around emoticon Congratulations for going back and doing what you set out to do! emoticon

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JESSBOND 2/25/2010 12:32PM

    That is great! Keep up the good work!
I found out I might like running! I have to try it a few more times to see if it is true... lol
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DATARN 2/25/2010 12:29PM

    Great idea!! You are awesome!! emoticon

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Ch-ch-changes

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Surprising realization to me: I am not just changing on the outside; I am changing on the inside.

I am seeing myself differently. The thought of this just stopped in my tracks. I am feeling so much better about myself. I am not feeling sorry for myself. Okay, right now, the theme from Rocky just floated through my head, but I am getting stronger, I am having more faith in me, and I am feeling comfortable in my own skin. Whoa. I am amazed, and enjoying it. :) emoticon

  
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SUNNY2DAY2 2/25/2010 1:20PM

    Always feel good about yourself. Don't waste a second not loving who you are. emoticon emoticonSo happy for you.

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    Isn't it amazing! What an exciting Journey this is. emoticon

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KOBER9999 2/25/2010 10:53AM

    Love your positive attitude - Keep it up!
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KOBER9999 2/25/2010 10:52AM

    Love your positive attitude - Keep it up!
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ONCEAGAIN23 2/25/2010 10:01AM

    Way to go. I feel this way too. It's not just about weight loss, you lose your old mindset as well. emoticon

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LOOZINITNOW 2/25/2010 9:41AM

    That is awesome! When those changes occur everything else starts to fall into place! Learning to love my self from the inside has made a world of difference in taking care of the outside! emoticon

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FOREVERBT 2/25/2010 9:40AM

    way to go and very encouraging

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Snowy Forecast

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Snowy forecast might lead to a homebound day --- Hey I am not complaining!!!

I may finally break into my Richard Simmons DVD's and start dancing off the pounds. Disco here I come!

Shake, shake, shake,...

  
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DJS-DEBBIE 2/24/2010 9:02PM

    I love Richard!

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    Break out those DVD's and shake it off! emoticon

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KUHLHIGGINS 2/24/2010 5:21PM

  I wish we had snow here because I would love a day off. Have a great evening.

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