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Day 54-61 Yeah, breaks are bad

Thursday, October 14, 2010

so it's really hard to come back from a break.

Exercise log:
Thursday: chased joey around soccer field for 45 minutes
Tuesday: 20 minute resistance band workout

maintained 170.

midterms sucked me in and chewed me up and spit me out.

its in the 90s here again, its really hard to motivated myself to even go outside in the heat. and it pretty much hasnt rained since august so i'm still sneezing up a storm.

UGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  


Day 47-53 Took a break

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Sparkpeople, exams, and life was too much to cram into every day. So i took a week from checking in on sparkpeople. But, it's weigh in day so i figured it'd be a good time to check in.

Miss me?

So, remember how i gained a pound last week? that 1 lb that put me 2 lbs away from my goal? Yeah, i told that pound to kiss my * * *. So, I lost 3 lbs this week. I'm down to 170!!!!!! Hit my mini goal!!! I forgot what my 2nd mini goal is, i'll have to go search for it.

Exercise breakdown:
CARDIO (240)
Wednesday: 35 minutes - Walked 2 miles
Thursday-43 minutes - Walked 2.5 miles
Friday - 75 minutes - Walked around mall for1 hr. 15 minutes as exercise, not shopping.
Saturday - 50 minutes - Cleaned the back porch, washed the bikes, etc. etc. etc.
Monday - 37 minutes - Walked 2 miles
Tuesday - none

STRENGTH TRAINING (55 minutes)
Wednesday 10 min.
Thursday: 10 min
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: none
Monday: 35 minutes
Tuesday: none


Later edit:
My second Mini-Goal is to lose a total of 50 by Valentine's day. I can do that. 29 lbs to go!
My next reward is at 160 lbs. I get to buy a new pair of jeans! (hopefully in a size 14)

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

JUSFOLK 10/11/2010 10:37PM

    I've been out of pocket, too. Your exercise log looks good.. happy for you!!! My weight had gone up a bit, but it is back down to where I want it. Did a whole lot of fast-paced walking during a three-day church/community project, so I think that helped.How are ur classes going?



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SARAH25 10/6/2010 11:53AM

    That's awesome!!! You can definitely make the next goal!!! emoticon

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TOSTARZ 10/6/2010 10:58AM

    Keep it up. Way to go!

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MOMMYHOUSEWIFE 10/6/2010 8:13AM

    yay!

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ADALAI 10/6/2010 8:12AM

    Yay for you!


And so glad you are back, you were missed!

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Day 46 -Weigh in day

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

weighed in at 173. gained a lb. so i'm now 2 lbs away from my first mini goal. Damn period. ANYWAYS...

Fall Biggest Loser Challenge: We're having a cardio challenge. At least i think we are. I need to double check. Regardless, I'll be doing cardio (as in going walking in the A.M.) every day except 1. I wont plan this day. It'll probably be sunday though. isn't that my lazy day? haha I'm off to a good start. I walked 2 miles in 35 minutes this morning.

i did managed to leave 10 minutes earlier this morning. I'll go for the same tomorrow morning. then i'll aim for even earlier after that. My DH says he'll walk with me Friday and Saturday. Hope he knows that means i'll be waking him up at 7 am on friday. lol We can sleep a little on Saturday, but not much, seeing as my daughter has a soccer game and soccer pictures. Maybe i'll run around with my son during half of that game. That would be good cardio.

Back to studying and cleaning. those dishes aren't gonna wash themselves, especially since my dishwasher is broke.

  
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TOSTARZ 9/29/2010 11:27PM

    Yes there is a cardio Challenge going for the week. It is with the white team. I am still waiting on the Cranberry team. Keep it up.

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JUSFOLK 9/29/2010 1:12PM

    Glad you are planning your work and working your plan! I got out w/ a couple of friends and walked early today...now that's a novel idea from this night owl!

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Day 45 - Broke a bad habit

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

yep. I broke a bad habit. a yucky one. one that causes lung/throat/mouth cancers etc. I'd been down to one a day for a few years now. I kicked it. Once again, I am properly motivated. I tried this last week. Nope. not motivated. But yesterday I decided I don't want to put myself at risk for cancer. My genetics have me at a great risk already. So there we go. I'm done with that.

I am on the road to self improvement in all areas. One baby step at a time.

i walked today. 1.5 miles. i ran out of time. Until this sinus/allergy/upper respiratory stuff goes away I will not try to jog. However, I'll be aiming to walk every morning. I just have to keep on moving. Tomorrow I'll try to leave the house 10 minutes earlier and walk 2 miles. There's 1 hr 20 minutes at my disposal in the mornings. There's a potential for 3 miles of walking plus driving and stretching time. I'll work harder to get out the door faster.

For the next couple of weeks, I'll be focusing a lot on making sure i've learned everything for midterms, so i need to get my workouts in early so I won't forget to do it. Midterms have tripped me up before. But I've never wanted to be healthy this bad. They won't stop me now. Nothing will.

Weigh in tomorrow!!

Weekly progress:
Wednesday: 5 min stretch, 5 min warm up, 16 min walk, 3 min jog, 6 min cool down, 5 min stretch. (10 ST; 30 min cardio)
Thursday: 10 minutes Resistance Band (ST)
Friday: 30 min walk around fondren (CAR); 15 min Ab Ball Routine (ST)
Saturday: 5 min stretching, 10 min walk (5 ST, 10 Car)
Sunday: 45 minutes vigorous cleaning (CAR)
Monday: none
Tuesday: Walked 1.5 miles (27 minutes), 5 minutes total stretching (ST); [still may add some strength training later]
Cardio: 142 minutes; Strength Training: 45

  


Day 44 - Testing

Monday, September 27, 2010

My life is all about tests right now. geez.

Test 1: Well, midterms are here i have 2 this friday and 2 next friday. bleh

Test 2: Stupid sinus infection came back. i feel like someone hit me in the head with a sledge hammer.

Test 3: My uncle. Well, he's not doing well. You guys know I did the Light the Night Leukemia/Lymphoma walk saturday night. Well, that night he had massive heart failure. He's back in the hospital. he has 2 leaking heart valves. He may have had a stroke too. He can't type anymore and he has slurred speech. They stopped his chemo. He called together his 5 brothers and sisters and his kids yesterday. It was pretty much a goodbye speech.

I spent most of yesterday crying and staring at a my phone and the computer screen. He liked the team banner and his survivor shirt almost seems like a cruel irony. I thought yesterday about all the gold balloons that were released during the ceremony saturday night, the gold balloons representing all the people lost to blood cancer since last years Light the Night walk. I couldn't help thinking that next year, we'd be sending up a gold balloon.

This hurts. bad. I love that crazy old man. the crazy old man that talks about the end of the world and never makes sense because his medication makes him a little screwy. he's missed his "end of the world" prophecies a few times. Bless his heart. i'll miss how he lets his grandchildren climb all over him even though it hurts him. i'll miss how even at 60 years old and very week he climbs up the inflatable water slide at the 4th of July party and slides with all the kids.

He'll keep fighting. Though, under those conditions, i'd be ready to just move on. he's quite the fighter. he's been fighting 30 years. the sad part is, its not the cancer that's taking him down, its the side effects of radiation treatment. it's eaten holes in his intestines. his body doesn't absorb the nutrients from his food. well, it just...it just...well, it sucks.

so, if you would please send a prayer, or a thought, in Bruce Guy's direction. or, in his wife's direction. It could be hours, or it could be a few more months, but this close knit family is about to take a hard hit.

  
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BRILIND 9/27/2010 6:46PM

  I am sorry to hear of your current struggles. I will keep you in my prayers. Six months ago I lost my father after a long battle with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. I know exactly what you are talking about and how hard it is to see them go through it. My thoughts are with you and your family.

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MOMMYHOUSEWIFE 9/27/2010 3:33PM

    thanks

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ADALAI 9/27/2010 12:32PM

    Adding him to our church's prayer chain, and putting him on the list of folks we have here at the house, for you and your family as well.

Just know that even in all the tests going on around you, that you are amazing, and you are loved.


For what it's worth. ((((((((((hugs)))))))))))

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