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Success (and failure)

Friday, February 01, 2013

So the good news is that I made it to the YMCA yesterday. I swam for an hour with the kids. And then, despite feeling like Jello, I worked out. The plan had been to work out first but we were running slow yesterday. So, despite feeling way to relaxed from swimming I pushed my way through 10 minutes on the elliptical, 2 miles on the bike, and a little bit of weights for my arms.....

So overall I was happy......until I went shopping last night. And bought candy. And a croissant. But I didn't buy the kettle chips....yay me?. The late night snack monster got me....

Still working on that....

  
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JACARD 2/1/2013 4:17PM

  Progress is progress. Enjoy your successes and don't beat yourself up too hard for your failures.

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MAMISHELI53 2/1/2013 1:46PM

    been there, done that! Late snacking is one of my pitfalls. I have been learning to "close the kitchen" after supper 9unless i have PLANNED a NUTRITIOS snack) - and I've managed to turn from the fridge to grab a cup of water. And when all else fails - I go up to bed! But I only RECENTLY started to have these victories. Bad habits die hard and good ones are difficult to cultivate.
Yay you on no Kettle chips! Don't get into negative self-talk. And get back on track! Blessing sto you on the journey.

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Hit a new (tiny ) goal

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The elliptical is not my favorite piece of equipment. The first time I used it last fall I could only do 3 minutes. 3 minutes of moving my 300 pound body up and down was way more brutal than the recumbent bike. Sweat drenching, red in the face, B-r-u-t-a-l......I am a bit of an exercise wimp I know.... ;)
I found myself sick for all of Dec and the first week of January. Horrible lung infection. I became sedentary and am still getting my stamina back. I have been slowly increasing my times and my resistance on all my cardio activities the last few weeks. And today I was able to do a full 15 on the Elliptical. At a higher resistance than ever. I was really proud of myself...the last 3 minutes I wanted to give up....

After that I rode 3 miles on the recumbent. I was able to reach a new goal for resistance there too. Although I didn't make it my full time.

Yay me!

  
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JACARD 1/30/2013 8:52AM

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LINDSEYJ 1/29/2013 10:24PM

    Yay! Yay! Yay!! I lost 25 pounds on an elliptical a few years ago - just 30 minutes a day was enough to wear.me.out!!

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SKELLERGIRL 1/29/2013 9:18PM

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ALIGIRL07 1/29/2013 9:03PM

    Yay way to go!!!!!! emoticon lets celebrate by doing a happy dance!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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A lot bigger then weight loss....

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

I have a lot on my mind as of late. I have been a busy girl, working out at the YMCA. Who knew that I could do 45 minutes of exercise? Not me. What' s more, I think I actually LOVE the treadmill. Strange days indeed.

I feel like I am in a race for my life. I see clearly now how I have let certain troubled people in my life weigh down on me. I not only consumed to much food, but I consumed all the stress around me. I absorbed all the sadness and stress and misery bipolar has brought in to my life.

And when I get on the treadmill, and I start going faster (walking of course)and steeper, and I start to really sweat, I feel like I am losing all the years of stress. And with each step on the treadmill and each pound lost I am getting closer to becoming me again. A LIGHTER me, in every sense of the word.

  
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HWNHMMBRD 8/30/2011 2:31PM

    Awesome! I like the analogy, and I can relate. Keep up the great attitude.
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elevator....I think not!

Monday, July 18, 2011

I have a bum knee. When I walk up or down stairs I hear crunching in my knee and neck. The knee crunching started even before I was considered overweight. Being obese has of course made it worse. The crunching I feel in my neck when I bend my knee GROSSES ME OUT.

So I generally avoid stairs. Because of my knee. Oh, and because I am fat and the elevator is easier. ;-) Truth can be painful, right?

I bring this all up because Saturday night we went to see our daughter perform in a play. We were running late. The gracious, older woman who took our tickets suggested we sit in the balcony seating. She then (very politely) pointed out the elevator "in case I couldn't make it up the stairs".

I was mortified. And embarrassed And then a bit pissed off. I marched up those stairs with a vengeance. And went back down them when we left.....crunching and all.

I am motivated more than ever to lose the next 60lbs. To get closer to the 200 mark. To not be so fat people offer me the elevator.

  
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SAMBIDEXTROUS 7/18/2011 2:10PM

    Good for you!
And I so get this. I can walk several miles (and do), but stairs still kill me everytime.
But I work on the second floor with no elevator.
It can be done!!


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