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Rough re-start... (and more photos)...

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

I'm back, just like I said I would be. I weighed in this morning too. 255.0 lbs. I am a little bit relieved that the number wasn't as high as I expected it to be. I was disappointed (actually disgusted) with myself for being trapped in this cycle long enough to gain 20 pounds back since October. That disgust quickly has turned into determination though, and I won't beat myself up about it -- this is fixable, and I have all the tools I need at my disposal.

So yesterday was tough. I even know why. I made the wrong choices for my meals. The good news is that I tracked every single morsel, for two reasons... first, to see exactly how bad my eating habits have slipped; and second, to see the error of my ways and begin the process of making the best food choices for myself.

Today will be a better day!

That's it for now.

More pictures that I took...

This is snow and ice that formed under the walkway that goes over the damn and the falls.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

BEVPRESLEY 2/9/2010 4:30PM

    You can do it, you know you can. Good for you, tracking everything, even though you know it isn't good. Tomorrow will be better. Keep fruit around, it helps.

Love the pics!

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CONFUSEDBIRD 2/9/2010 11:38AM

    I know it's frusterating to lose weight that already just lost. But this is gonna be a struggle. We can do it and climb out of the hole! Pretty winter pics! I am ready for spring!

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Time to try this again... plus.... Winterlude photos to share with the world

Monday, February 08, 2010

I decided yesterday, after a good old pigout, that today is the day that I will get back on track.

A couple of things happened to lead me up to this decision (eventually I'll decide whether I should share them all).

The good thing is that I recognize that I've made this pledge before (something I know I've done many, many times in the past). I even recognize what it was that I have and haven't been doing to be where I am right now.

I haven't weighed myself in a couple of weeks -- I know there's going to be a gain -- I'll weigh in tomorrow morning, and that'll be my re-starting point.

I've decided not to go on about what I did, what I should have done and what I will do. I'm going to take things one step at a time. This is my first step. Coming back and blogging my intention.

I'll be back tomorrow to blog again.

I'm sharing some photos of the Winterlude festival that's taking place in Canada's capital, Ottawa, Ontario.

Entries completed by children:

Entries by adults (still in progress at the time I took the photos)

And finally, my background photo, which I took by the falls -- this is the ice that forms around the falls.

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JULESQUILTS 2/22/2010 1:40PM

    OMG they are truly amazing we don't get stuff like that here in rural Cumbria in the UK
Thanks for sharing emoticon

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BEVPRESLEY 2/8/2010 8:28PM

    Fabulous pictures. Thanks for sharing.

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ARMETIS 2/8/2010 4:46PM

Glad to see you're back.

I've had a bit of a hard time getting back on track too. Must be the winter blaaa's (okay, blues too.)

Nice pictures. Ottawa's got talent.
Joke: What's the difference between Calgary and yogurt?
Yogurt's got culture.

Comment edited on: 2/8/2010 4:49:11 PM

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PAC122464 2/8/2010 8:28AM

    First great pictures!!!! Secondly....we take two steps forward, three steps back....don't beat yourself up over your setback....we all have those moments!!!! New week...new attitude...new start! Good luck and keep your head up!!!!

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TERI@COGECO.CA 2/8/2010 8:05AM

  Im so happy that your not going to beat your self up for your past indiscretions. We all need to live our live today, Now is the best time of your life! emoticon

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WINE4GIRL 2/8/2010 7:51AM

    Welcome back! You've taken the first step, which is the hardest. Good for you!

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Statistics for the SparkPeople's Official Spark Your Body Bootcamp

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Starting weight: 251.2 (This is a result of the bread I ate yesterday ... ugh... )


Neck: 15.25
Bust: 48.0
Chest: 41.5
Waist: 47.0
Hips: 52.5
Thigh: 28.75
Calf: 19.5
Ankle: 11.0
Wrist: 7.25
Bicep: 15.0

And finally... some "before" photos.... (I still have my halloween hair... which is not going to be for much longer... lol...)

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CONFUSEDBIRD 1/10/2010 12:37AM

    I like your halloween hair, you look good blonde!

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ARMETIS 1/5/2010 9:49AM

    Halloween hair? LOL!
Off to an active start. Way to go!

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MIMMICA 1/3/2010 5:00PM

    I guess I'll post my workouts in here too....

I completed the video as per instructions, and an additional 25 minutes of cardio on the elliptical machine.

I also did some work with the stability ball... crunches!

That's it for now... I may go for a walk later...

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I'm ready...

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Weigh in on Saturday morning showed a good drop for the week -- and I'm proud of myself for staying on track -- but I have to remember that this is weight that I had already shed and that I re-gained -- so, although it's a victory, if I hadn't fallen off the wagon, I would be even closer to my goal than I am now. I'm reminding myself that I have to be on my toes if I want to get this done!

Saturday was another tough day -- and I did go over my daily intake for food (it was the home made bread that did it) -- but... I did manage to drink all my water, and I shovelled snow, which accounted for 35 minutes of cardio.

I know I could have done better -- I could have forgone the extra slice of bread, and I could have gotten in at least another 30 minutes of cardio. So, knowing this, effective immediately, I am now going to eliminate the "could have" attitude and replace it with "I DID IT". It's the only way that I'm going to achieve my goals.

Today is the first day of the Spark Bootcamp, and I am looking forward to it. It's going to be a good year for me, and I'm already starting it off on the right track. The bootcamp will help to keep me on that path to my new goal -- to drop 50 pounds by my birthday in October. At 247.8 as of Saturday's weigh-in, my goal weight is 197.8 pounds. 14.8 of those pounds are new -- so they'll be easy to shed -- I am convinced that the new fat hasn't had a chance to get comfortable and solidify yet!

I can do this! I am ready!

In the morning, I'll record my measurements and take a 'before' photograph for tracking purposes for the bootcamp.

Here's today's photo, taken at about 2 a.m. on Saturday -- it's the tree in front of my house...

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ARMETIS 1/3/2010 7:05PM

    Darn that bread. The ONLY way for me unfortunately would be to NEVER EVER have any EVER. Sigh.

Sounds like a new beginning for you. Way to go! Have fun at bootcamp!

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CONFUSEDBIRD 1/3/2010 1:20PM

    I had to buck up and change my weight this morning too. We will get rid of this stupid winter weight! Bread is my weak place too. I could eat bread and pasta all day lol

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    I am glad you are replacing the words, could have, to "I did it". The ability to do what we don't think we can is amazing. I wish you luck in the bootcamp, it may be hard but it will be worth it.

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CALGARYDAVE 1/3/2010 2:43AM

    Good luck with the bootcamp!

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Happy New Year!

Friday, January 01, 2010

Well, I did really well yesterday, in spite of the festivities. Today was different, though... lol... I started off the day with a pounding sinus headache (not a hangover -- I didn't overdo it with the consumption of alcohol!)... My choices for meals weren't exactly that great. I went over my intake by about 600 calories, which isn't that bad. I am proud of myself for stopping myself before I got too carried away. I managed to surpass the recommended water intake, which is good -- I was actually craving water!

So with the new year comes the big question -- what resolutions should I make for myself for the year? I've been giving this some thought, and I haven't quite pinpointed any one specific thing, so here's a list of what I'm going to be considering throughout the upcoming year:

- Stay on track with my eating, my water and my cardio
- Do the daily challenges that are posted for the Spark Your Body Bootcamp that I joined
- Declutter my life - get rid of anything that I don't need, or that is detrimental to my success
- Work more on the crafts that I used to love doing so much

All of these are within my capabiities -- with some effort, I can achieve all of them, although some will be easier than others to complete. I guess over the year, I'll revisit my list and take inventory of what I've completed and what I'm accomplished -- and take note of what I need to do more work on.

So there it is -- my plan for 2010.

Today's photo is of a centrepiece that was on the table at an event I went to. I thought it was pretty.

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MIMMICA 1/3/2010 9:39PM

    LOL... I'm beginning with the toxic people and moving my way through my house... LOL... I figured I'd get the biggest clutter/toxins out first!

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ARMETIS 1/3/2010 7:12PM

    Wow! Sounds great. Returning to doing your crafts, or any stuff you used to really enjoy is a great idea. (I went back to baking which I really used to enjoy and baked my little heart out, now I'm ready for something new because as yummy as all that baking was...well, I sure don't need to be eating it...know what I mean? LOL!
Also, happy decluttering...does that mean toxic people also?LOL!

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CHOLA82 1/2/2010 9:27AM

    Great Goals :) You can do it!!!!

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