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Walking, Walking, Walking

Sunday, December 19, 2010

So I am on day 2 of my personal weight loss camp.
I do not need to go anywhere.
Got up and walked the dogs 3 miles.
Ate grapefruit, orange
Went and got some fresh vegs.
Lunch pot roast and squash
Snack
emoticon kettle corn (OK maybe at a real camp there would not be kettle corn)
treadmill 3 miles.
Now some push ups and watering the yard.
Yea then to bed.

  
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MNNSAIDE 12/19/2010 8:16PM

    corn on a kettle ???? lol

Good job Becky

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SONYALATRECE 12/19/2010 7:48PM

    Great workout! Keep it up and consider the kettle corn a bit of a deserved treat. You deserve it!
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FERRETLOVER1 12/19/2010 7:18PM

    Even at a weight loss camp, you might be able to sneak in some kettle corn! Sounds to me like you are doing a great job - keep it up!!

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DIDMIS 12/19/2010 7:11PM

    Becky what is kettle corn?

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Weight loss Camp

Saturday, December 18, 2010

For the past month I have been sick with an intestinal infection so I have not been working out like I wanted to. Plus at school things are fast and furious. Since Thanksgiving I feel like I do not know if I am coming or going. I have so much to write about and update that I just do not know where to begin.

1st I would like to share about my experience with Cyber Monday.
I ordered a camera from Walmart for my daughter. I had it shipped to my house because Walmart gets so crazy this time of year. emoticon
When it was delivered the Fed Ex person threw it into my yard with my 2 large boxer dogs to chew it up.
My son found the box all over our yard and the camera in the trees.
Good News Walmart made good on the return. I took it back to the store got a refund and ordered another camera this time to the store. Yea!!!!

My other daughter order from Amazon with no problem left a note and went and got it at the Post office. Another gift down.
My son just do not know what to get him. He is 22 and wants a new car, wants a new computer, new Nintendo, DS games, video games. Hey guy you need to save for college and get a job.

Not for Christmas this year sorry. Maybe a gift card will do.

I have had school festivals., band concerts and school programs have not gone to TOPS. I have not weighed in and I have gained. Now the last 2 weeks of the year the meetings are cancelled so no weigh in until Jan. maybe. Needless to say I am a little disappointed with the chapter. Oh well I am in no position to criticize. I need to be supportive of the officers because I have not been there for the past few weeks.

Finally I am on vacation.

Last year I used the 2 week vacation as my Weight Loss Boot Camp. I was again starting my weight loss journey. I was at 250lbs and I could barely walk 1 mile. During the holiday I started. 1 mile in the morning at 2.5 on my treadmill. 1 mile in the evening. By the end of the 2 weeks I was up to 3 miles in the morning. and 3 miles at night.

I need to do this again.

Instead of focusing on the food I am going to focus on exercise.
The problem is my body is used to walking so now I have to step it up to jogging to lose the weight. I am also doing push ups and plank. I think I will start bike riding with my stationary bike just to mix up the workout.

Vacation boot came will help with the stress and keep me out of the cookie jar.

  
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MNNSAIDE 12/18/2010 1:31PM

    I too will need to walk - have not been to TOPS since October!

How about a day for bird walking (of course we will need to stop at times to see the Nature created by God!)

We are on vacation!

Off to play at church

God Bless my friend

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I love grapefruit.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Grapefruit is in season now.
Grapefruit is high in fiber and full of vitamin C.
Many drink grapefruit juice but it does not compare
to fruit from the tree.
Try some Ruby Red grapefruit it is better than candy.
Really.

  
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CATIATM 12/15/2010 9:20AM

    Haha - not a fan, so you'll have to eat a little extra for me! emoticon

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RICK1947 12/14/2010 10:40AM

    Due to diabetes, I can not enjoy grapefruit any longer.

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FERRETLOVER1 12/14/2010 7:48AM

    I totally love grapefruit - I have one every single evening along with an orange and an apple - it's my go-to dessert!! Yum! I love to peel them and eat the segments.

I miss the white grapefruits, though. I used to like them better than the red...but I can't seem to find them around here anymore.



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BUTTERFLY464 12/13/2010 11:15PM

    I LOVE grapefruit! Can't seem to find good ones here in KS.

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LIL-VIXEN 12/13/2010 9:04PM

    I love Ruby Red grapefruit also. Wish I had a tree in my yard.

Comment edited on: 12/13/2010 9:05:18 PM

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MNNSAIDE 12/13/2010 8:54PM

    ....and my tree is over flowing with Ruby Red.

I give it away since I am allergic to Citrus.
My son eats some and then so do my outside birds!

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MOM4407 12/13/2010 8:51PM

    You are right about eating tooo much. People need to also be careful about the medications they are taking when eating grapefruit. But whole fruit is better than juice.

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RUTGERSM0M 12/13/2010 8:43PM

    I like grapefruit but I must be careful about eating too much citrus fruits. I need to pick up a couple for snack.

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GRACIE1232 12/13/2010 8:41PM

  They taste the besst right off the tree, yummy

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Ready to check up on sleep.

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Home from a long weekend and ready for a restful week.
My husband will not be home until Tues night so I hope
on Monday to go to bed early and rest.

  
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CATIATM 12/8/2010 2:19AM

    I hope you're getting in some quality rest and relaxation, Becky. This time of year can be exhausting. emoticon

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DIDMIS 12/5/2010 11:37PM

    Glad you are home Becky

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Last year 250

Friday, December 03, 2010

Last year at this time I rejoined a support group called TOPS. I weighed in at 250lbs.


I decided many people wait until the new year but I was going to start in Dec. I got a cheap notebook, scale and a calorie book and I got to work.
I weighed and measured everything.
I wrote down what I ate, why I ate and how I was feeling.
I lost weight.
I started to walk. Just 10 mins in the morning and 10 at night.
I lost weight.
During Christmas break I watched Biggest loser Australia on youtube. I just can't get enough of Biggest Loser.
I walked 30 min morning 30 night.
I lost weight.
In Jan my treadmill died. I guess I was just toooooo heavy for it. I bought a belated Christmas gift a new treadmill. Wow am I motivated to walk now.
I lost weight.
for the next months stayed on the weight lose path slow and steady.
My path may not have been straight . During the year I have stumbled manytimes but looking back I have lost over 60lbs I this time I have kept it off.
I now walk 60 mins in the morning. I have run in 2 5k races.
My journaling has not been too good but that is my mini goal this month journal.
Wow what a difference 1 year makes.

  
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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 12/8/2010 11:45AM

    Sorry for checking in late, but I love this blog! It's the same way I started. Thank goodness for TOPS!

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BUTTERFLY464 12/5/2010 11:41PM

    Great job! Amazing determination. I started my plan in Nov right after Thanksgiving. So far so good! Keep up the great work!

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CATIATM 12/5/2010 9:34AM

    You are amazing!!! Great work! I'm glad your hard work and persistence were rewarded. emoticon

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DDCLEADER 12/4/2010 6:47AM

    MOM you are a true inspiration to so many. Keep it going you are amazing

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PUPPERWUPPER 12/3/2010 3:20PM

    That's the way to do it!

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KEEKEE1ST 12/3/2010 2:23PM

    emoticon You are doing awesome! Keep it up.
Thanks again for the Sparkmail!
Candy

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TXDREAMSPINNER 12/3/2010 1:22PM

    You are doing awesome!

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DIDMIS 12/3/2010 11:39AM

    Becky what a change. Keep up the good work. God bless.
Irene

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MEANCARLEEN 12/3/2010 7:13AM

    YOUR ROCK!! emoticon

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FERRETLOVER1 12/3/2010 7:03AM

    Wow - you look simply marvelous! I am so proud of you!! I love TOPS - next to SparkPeople, it's the best!! Keep up the great work, my friend!!!

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NEVERMIND2010 12/3/2010 6:43AM

    OMG, way to go! Look at you! Keep up the GREAT work.

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MNNSAIDE 12/3/2010 6:31AM

    Well done!!!! Lots of hard work and discipline!

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GINADOWNUNDER 12/3/2010 4:57AM

    Well done!

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