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Tuesday, April 10, 2007

My rewards system is sort of loose.

If I lose 10 pounds I will be so happy that I will probably not need an actual reward.

If I lose 20 pounds I will probably be able to fit into a few of my favorite pieces of clothing again and that will be rewarding.

If I lose 35 pounds, I will definitely be going to the spa and getting a massage plus something cool like a facial. That would put me below 200 pounds and at that point I will make new goals!

Not sure if getting down to 150 pounds is good for someone with my frame and height, but I'm willing to shoot for 160 over the next year and a half.


Yay for my walking buddy and now I have a plan...

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Went for a walk today along the Hudson River, on the other side of New York City. My "assistant" and friend Allison walked with me, and we did a moderate starter pace for about 40 minutes. It was kind of chilly, but not bad, and the sun felt really good today. It might not be Spring yet, but its getting there. The weather is mild, though its always windy here along the water... I came back with rosey cheeks and a tiny bit sweaty, I might add.

We'll go further and walk faster as time goes on and go for a full hour once we figure out how far we can walk... and still turn around and come back on a lunch hour. I plan on doing this three times a week.

Next week I think will be my grand return to CURVES. I honestly haven't gone more than once or twice a month since I joined. What a waste of money.

So, I guess here is the plan: I need to get up early, go to Curves, then go to work... walk three times a week on my lunch break, and keep drinking my water. I can do free weights at home once or twice a week, which is as often as I watch TV, if at all.

This is what I think will work best with my lifestyle, since I will start classes at night soon... I am letting class be the reason I don't go to Curves, but that's just an excuse. It won't kill me to get a little earlier.

I really do need to take this slowly and consistently.

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O_DEANNA 4/11/2007 3:23PM

    Sounds good to me! I can't wait for spring! :)

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Printable Tape Measure!

Monday, April 09, 2007

Spark People is so cool:

Guess I have no excuse but to measure myself, now. They do it at Curves, but I don't write it down or remember...


This week: track all calories.

Monday, April 09, 2007

So, my goal this week (Monday through Sunday) is to track my eating every day, and write down every little thing. With Easter, my boyfriend's bday, and starting up new classes soon, I feel a little pressed for time, and I know this is the one thing that is going to help me start to change my habits.

My goal from last week to get up earlier just didn't happen. I am giving it another shot this week, keeping in mind the fact that if I get up earlier, then I can start to pack healthier lunches and count the calories out before I leave for work. This is supposed to lead into going to Curves before work in the morning. I am keeping an open mind about that, but my gut reaction is that I will be too lazy. Shhh. Don't tell anybody but I love to sleep ALLLL day, whenever possible.

Last week I drank all the water I was supposed to, and I feel slightly parched when I don't drink water constantly. So, that's a good step forward.

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MODEL_BEHAVIOR 4/10/2007 2:07PM

    Doing good so far, even if it is only Monday and Tuesday!!

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O_DEANNA 4/9/2007 1:50PM

    Sleep is the most awesome thing in the world. I also would sleep allll day if given the chance. And sleep helps with weight loss! ;) Well, barring sleeping through workouts of course...

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Tough Times Lately

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

I have been really stressed out lately, and just eating whatever and whenever I feel like it. I know in the back of my mind this is unhealthy, but that sort of makes it better when I'm feeling down-- doing something bad gives me something to focus on instead of my problems, sometimes.

Unfortunately, I've been doing it for a few weeks, and my stomach is definitely showing the signs of my enormous caloric intake. I feel like a beast. Its totally crazy how big I feel.

This is part of the reason why I signed up for sparkpeople, so maybe writing about it will make me acknowledge the behavior and think about it more clearly during the next few days. I wish there was a formula to wake up and be in the zone and want to lose weight or at least eat healthy things.


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