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elliptical lover

Thursday, February 20, 2014

I absolutely love the elliptical! I can remember when I could barely do 5 minutes. I can go about 30 min now before I really start getting worn out to the point of wanting to stop! I wonder how it compares to the Arc trainers they have? Anyway, I rotate what I do each day so I don't get bored, but man that elliptical burns the cals!!!!

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YENGLISH100 6/1/2014 12:46PM

    I love the eliptical too. It allows me to get my heartrate up and doesn't kill my knees. I hope you are doing better. It has been a tough year. 6 months ago my sweet husband died suddenly. I am sad a lot. But we have to take care of ourselves. emoticon

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JACKIE542 2/20/2014 6:55PM

    Love mine too

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cruel world

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

I remember the call that I got in the middle of the night. My brother had been stabbed multiple times and was being life flighted to Univ MO Columbia. It wasn't good and they didn't know if he would make it. I didn't even have time to get there before my dad called. My brother was dead. Stabbed 9 times and had multiple abrasions. He bled too much and they couldn't save him. His killer was his own son.

Tonight I hear about a ten year old girl abducted and killed by a teacher! A freakin teacher! She was only 10! I can say that I can't imagine losing a child! How hard it was for me to lose my brother in such a horrible way...but this is a reminder to me that I am not the only one going through these situations. I am not the only one who loses and hurts. My heart is hurting for them and I am praying that somehow they find the support and love they need to get through this.

Don't wait and never miss an opportunity to tell someone you love them and how much they mean to you. Kiss and love your kids! I think I will have some extra snuggle time with my son tonight, and I will pray for that little girl and her family!

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DOTTIEJANE1 3/2/2014 11:12AM

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MILESMOMMY 2/19/2014 8:43PM

    I know. It's hard to even be away from my son. I worry about him every minute if I am not with him. But, I also know we cannot live our entire life in fear. I just turn it over to God and pray that we are safe. But as time goes along and things like this happen it gets harder and harder!!!

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 2/19/2014 8:34PM

    Too much tragedy is happening nowadays!! It's so sad!!

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Diet bet disaster

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

I signed up for a diet bet... My first one. I needed to lose 11.6 lb in one month to win. I have lost 6.8. I still have a week left, and I feel really silly because I tried to do it the wrong way.... I went all protein eating between 900 and 1100 cals per day for a couple weeks. I had a daily calorie deficit of over 2,000 cal for a lot of days. I stalled on weight loss at 6.8 lb loss. I got weak and dizzy. I learned a lesson. I went back on Weight Watchers and tracking here as well. I feel so much better now that I am eating vegs and fruit. So, I may not win the bet. I am doubtful I can get off 4.8 lb in 7 days as my body is being very stubborn now. However, I did learn a lesson. I don't even know what I was thinking.....

I am not giving up. I will eat what I need to eat. I will not starve myself. I will work out like I have been...but I'm not going to be ashamed if I don't make it. I'll just keep on tracking and moving :)

One thing I found out about myself... I'm more competitive than I ever imagined!

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    The great part of this is you are doing wonderful things for yourself. Isn't that the real reward? I think you've won in a different way. emoticon

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SUE5007 2/18/2014 6:21PM

    Even if you lose the also lost 6 pounds! emoticon

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Mini goals

Monday, February 17, 2014

I wear a fitbit. Every day. Faithfully. Yesterday I got my 20,000 step in one day badge. I was so excited!

So today my mini goal was to spend at least half of my time on the elliptical working out without holding on to the handles, but rather moving my hands a few inches in front of the handles. Works on balance at the core, and I felt it. I did it and actually did more than half! I'm rocking the gym!

Someday I just want to run. I just want to take off and run.

Baby steps.

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THINAGIN2 2/17/2014 8:41PM

    Congratulations on the 20000 steps. I also wear a Fitbit so I know how hard it would be! I have gotten close once or twice.

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03191952 2/17/2014 6:38PM

  That's a great way to get started, stay motivated & on track

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NICOLES0305 2/17/2014 6:04PM

    Woohoo! Good job!

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Trying to deal with grief in a health way.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

I have been dieting off an on for over 7 years. Starting at 365lb. I'm 284 now, but feel it's time to get serious.

My brother died in November, brutally murdered actually. The one thing he wanted for me was to be healthy. he never gave me a hard time about my weight, but I knew he really would have loved to see his lil sis at a healthy weight. So, when he died I obtained a couple of his t-shirts and I can't even wear them. I cried and cried. Then I decided "here is my motivation" and the thing that woke up that drive to lose weight.

Exercise and eating healthy is also helping with the depression and anxiety following his death. I have a long way to go, but seeing how life can be there one day and gone the next...I can't waste another day. I don't want to die fat. I keep imagining him looking down at me and smiling. Watching me transform in honor of his life and his love for me. No more excuses and doing for myself...but motivated by my brother.

This is for you John.....

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MILESMOMMY 2/16/2014 6:09PM

    Thank you all! I'm working on it...

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COOP9002 2/16/2014 3:12PM

    Sorry for your loss. Hope that you are able to move forward in your efforts to honor his memory.

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HWNHMMBRD 2/16/2014 2:18PM

    So sorry for your loss. What a wonderful way to honor him. emoticon emoticon

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TOPPINGS17 2/16/2014 1:44PM

    Hugs to you from Minnesota. Just wanted you to know I'm thinking of you and sending good vibes your way. ~ Sue Ellen

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