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90 days until I turn 40

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

My plan was a good one - I had 90 days from today until I turn 40. Crank it up at the gym, work hard, more weights, sweat it up and eat right.

Got up today, TIRED, managed to get to the gym, but didnt really do that working hard thing at all (does not help my most favorite machine is all busted up there). I didnt eat good at all, I didnt even log it today- and now were having a snow storm to derail my gym activities for tomorrow. I could do a dvd here at home, but its really to small space to me to workout tomorrow and i do have to work from home since the office will be closed (or we can hope !).

My goal was simple- I have 90 days to make a difference in me. I am not saying I am giving up, but this just seems to be SO much harder this time around. I dont know what I lack the dicipline to just say no to sweets and things I should not have. I just dont - and on May 9th I will be so annoyed with myself for sure.

Todays bad things:
Chinese food for lunch
Hershey Kisses (was packing up teacher gifts)

Good Things today:
I did go to the gym and did an hour of cardio and some machines
I dont plan to have a big dinner just some soup
I packed up all the kisses - so I cant get to anymore of them!

Lets see what tomorrow brings to me, I am going to try like HECK to get to the gym tomorrow, unless it is really THAT bad out there....

Stay tuned.... Ill weigh in on Friday....

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    I love your bad things and good things, way to turn things around focusing on the positive. Set little goals for yourself each day or week, make a check list and feel how good it is to see those things checked off, you will reach your goal you are determined and driven and have wonderful support surrounding you!! you go it with divatude... just a side note, my bday is april 5th, however i will be 43!! and like you making my 40's a life changing decade to change and better more fit me.....

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MRSSHANNONC1970 2/9/2010 5:10PM

    Im not at all UPSET about being 40 - not at all, I just want to look better at 40 then I did at 30 (and i looked bad - three kids, 50 pounds extra and out of shape - and my hair color was a mess too!). I could care less if I were 60 or older, I just want to look GOOD and FEEL its a goal date but I am not at all upset about it. Going to NYC with my friend Maria to see a show and I want to walk into a store there and by something hot and slimming for me for a change....

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TURNINGJ 2/9/2010 4:48PM

    I hear ya! My 20th high school reunion is this fall and I wanted to make sure I looked better than I did at my 10 year reunion (which was PRE-pregnancy...although I can say I am just about the same weight I was pre-pregnancy give or take 2-3 I DO feel proud of that!)... And I did give myself a new goal of June 20th (my bday) to lose these last 20 pounds!! I'm one of those people who believes you have to "live for today" if I want to eat a darn cupcake, I will. But I have been committed to at least exercising a lot more than I have in the past 8 years since I had kids.... I know I will get there - -but I agree that it comes off slower the older you get.... !! hang in there and don't get into a rut because of a partially 'off' day.... YOU CAN DO IT!! Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels!! Say that a couple times when you are contemplating eating something unhealthy! I've gotten into the habit of brushing my teeth or rinsing with mouthwash - and that totally turns off my taste buds.... little tricks can add up to pounds off! Enjoy the snow!!!

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ISHIIGIRL 2/9/2010 4:48PM

    Hey Shannon sweety, put this day behind you, pat yourself on the back for the things you did right and move on! If it snows tomorrow do yourself a favor and do the snow shovel workout! Shoveling snow is a great workout. Just track it on your cardio and see how many cals you can burn by doing that. It is a great workout for your lower back too, LOL! Or you can go online to sparkpeople, youtube or and do a few of those short 10 min workouts as you are able. The road ahead is filled wiht possibilities. You only limited by your imagination. OH, and stop stressing about the big 4-0. It is just a number and pretty soon it will be behind you.

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AMHFALKO 2/9/2010 4:18PM

    Sometimes you just have to put things out of sight. when I was cleaning recently, I found all this chocolate I hid from myself in sneaky places- behind a picture frame, under a pile of magazines! lol It was funny to find that stuff but it actually works. Just put it on a high shelf and forget about it!!!

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DALEALLEN 2/9/2010 4:18PM

    Darlin, I turned 40 *last year*. Now, seemingly just a few months later, I approach my 60th. I kid you not. It's that fast. You are only as old as you let yourself feel. By all means, ignore the number and get on with enjoying life.

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Was So cute I had to copy this ABC's of me!

Friday, February 05, 2010

A is for Age: 39
B is for Booze: Double O 7's
C is for Career: Career? Sales
D is for Dad's name: Lets just not go there with this one....
E is for Essential items to bring to a party: My Taco dip!
F is for Favorite song or music: Country Music
G is for Goof off thing to do: scrapbooking !!!!
H is for Hometown: Brick Township NJ
I is for Instrument you play: not musically inclined
J is for Jam orJelly you like: Grape Jelly on White toast
K is for Kids: 1 boy and two girls
L is for Living arrangement: Married with Children!
M is for Mom's name: Jackie
N is for Best Friend's Name: Maria, Patty, Mairead
O is for Overnight Stay in a Hospital: July - Darn Gallbladder!
P is for Phobias: bugs!
Q is for Quote you like: It is what it is
R is for Relationship that lasted longest: Patty - since kindergarten or first grade...and were 40 now (well almost)
S is for Siblings: Sister and brother (WAY younger then me!)
T is for Texas, ever been?: Yes LOVE it, West End Dallas and Old McKinney are a great place to see!
U is for Unique trait : oh I have no idea!
V is for vegetable you love: Broccoli and cheese caserole!
W is for Worst traits: Stubborn and argumentative
X- is for X-rays you've had: you name it and its been zapped!
Y is for Yummy food you make:homemade mac and cheese
Z is for Zodiac sign: Taurus - see letter W

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    cool and fun! I'm gonna post on my blog...

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ISHIIGIRL 2/5/2010 4:19PM

    This is a cute blog post. Way to go! Keep it up!

Comment edited on: 2/5/2010 4:20:39 PM

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BLUEANGELLK 2/5/2010 4:00PM

    Cool. I have to copy this idea!!!

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3 months until 40!

Monday, February 01, 2010

Well its February and I spent the last of last month SO sick, now I have to get back up to speed and back to normal and lose the EIGHT pounds the scale says I gained - while sick - I mean really EIGHT - OMG! I have three months till I hit 40- if I dont buckle down now, I guess that i never really will so its now or its never to stay dedicated to the gym and stay ON my diet as good as I possibly can!

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TURNINGJ 2/2/2010 7:41AM

    You can do it, You can do it!!!

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AMHFALKO 2/1/2010 2:40PM

    I'm sure a lot of that is water weight! Get back on track right away and stick to it. You can do it shannon!!! emoticon

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TEXASG-MA 2/1/2010 1:54PM

  Hey, Kid. Good Luck on reaching your goals. Glad you are not giving up but getting determined you are going to do it. Sorry you have been sick and glad you are better. You go girl right to the healthy life style you want to reach. emoticon emoticon

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LANSELMI 2/1/2010 1:47PM

    Sometimes life throws us obstacles, but it is how we react to those obstacles that matters. Buckling down instead of giving up, is the best thing you can do for yourself. I am so proud of you and know that with dedication and hard work, you can do it!!!!!

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On the mend from Illness and Ready to start over - AGAIN - YIKES!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

OK so I think this nasty illness is starting to leave me, I am going to give my self the rest of the week to really get better and start ALL over again for Sunday and the start of a new month and hopefully a revised eating program. I tell you for all the caloires I burn I should be at tiny as Jillian but if she saw how I ate, she would kill me for sure. So I am going to start all over again - food shop, rest and get ready to take February by storm, after all I have 3 months till 40 and I am not where i wanted to be and I am that close that I can be IF I try....

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5FRUITSNVEGGIES 1/28/2010 5:50PM

    i wonder how jillian really eats though...

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SHAKLABAZOO 1/28/2010 12:18PM

    I'm glad to hear you're starting to feel better. Get plenty of rest so you're ready come February!

I just dealt with these same circumstances from December 3 up until around January 13th. I restarted my program last week on the 18th. I was very upset about only being able to work out 6 days total the whole time I was sick, but since the 18th, I have only missed two days (My one day each week that I don't work out.)

3 months is plenty of time. YOU CAN DO IT!

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Day 4 of being sick AND the lap top crashes.....

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

I decided that since I was going to bed early I would use the lap top to catch up here on my reading and what not, and the lap top is DEAD. Nothing happens at all. We suspect one of the kids dropped it, but it does not look damaged at all, OH THIS IS BAD - we cant be without a second computer since my son uses it for school work almost daily, and I work on the home computer till after 6 most nights. SO on top of being sick, feeling miserable, was off track with working out and eating comfort food, this happens. Just flat out depressing......


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