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Bootcamp - Day 4

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

What a beautiful, sunny, warm Spring day today was! I'm absolutely exhausted right now and I should've gone to bed ages ago - but it just seems like I have a million things to do! There aren't enough hours in a day to get all the things on my to-do-list done. But I'm very proud of myself for still finding the time - and energy - to work out as planned and to get my nails done. I also made some healthy thai-style soup for dinner (it was so delicious!) and stayed within my calorie limits today too.

I can't wait to weigh myself this weekend when I go to my parents' house. I hope I've lost weight - I feel thinner already so I'm hopeful that I'll be down a pound or two! I feel extra-motivated to meet my next goal by my birthday so I get to give my hair a real makeover! I have really dark and long hair now and I'm thinking of getting more layers and cutting my hair a little - and I'd also like my hair to be a little lighter. The color of milk chocolate!

Ahhh. That just made me crave chocolate SO BADLY!

Anyway, ladies, I better get my butt to bed so I'l have the energy to study and keep up with the boot camp again tomorrow! Have a lovely day everyone!

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LUCYGODDESS 4/23/2009 8:50AM

    I think your hair is pretty. But milk chocolate color would be nice too. I'm still waiting on pictures that Jack & I got done a few weeks ago, but they aren't back yet. Ya know, I got all my hair chopped off prior a week prior to that, so it will be fun to post the pic & see what everyone thinks. Hope they like it.

You are doing fabulous with your bootcamp girl. I'm proud of ya.

Have a great Thursday girl! emoticon

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2BLEAN_N_FIT_AZ 4/22/2009 8:25PM

    You are doing so awesome. Dark chocolate is permissible...of course if you can't have just one samll piece then definitely stay away. If the scale doesn't show a loss koow that you are still a 'loser' and I mean that in the nicest way. You said you feel thinner, you probably feel it, too.
Keep up the awesome attitude and motivaton...what is your plan once you've reached your goal by your birthday???
Hugs,
Jo Ann

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MSLZZY 4/22/2009 5:23PM

    Milk chocolate? You'll look good enough to eat! You are doing so good-keep it up! Sleep well because tomorrw is another day! emoticon

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Bootcamp - Day 3

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

What a day! It's almost 10 pm here and I'm already tired enough to go to bed in a little while. I worked out for over an hour and did strength training as well. Today when I got home after school I felt like having a bit of chocolate ice cream. I decided to have just a little and after tracking all my meals for today I was happy to see I didn't go over any of my calorie and nutritional limits. I don't feel deprived AT ALL - I can still include some of my favorite treats into my diet in moderation. How amazing is that!

After my workout today when I was taking a shower I noticed something worrying. I think I found a weird lump in my right underarm. It hurts when I touch it. I should get it checked out, you never know what it could be... I'll call my doctor tomorrow and find out what it is. Let's hope it's nothing serious!





One day I'll be jogging there in Central Park!

I hope you all had a successful and amazing day!

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MAKI34 4/22/2009 12:29PM

    Wow you're really working out. That's so cool. And isn't awesome how you can still balance in some sweet treats and not go over your calories. You can enjoy them without feeling guilty! emoticon

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BEL_RIOSE 4/21/2009 9:51PM

    That bump on your under arm is likely a swollen lymph node, which means you may have a cold. Check your temperature, if you've got a fever or after a few days it's still there you can start to think about seeing the doctor, but it's likely not a huge deal.

-note I'm not a doctor, but raised in a family of doctors and I have huge lymph nodes haha

Great job working out and staying within your calorie limits even with still being able to have a snack!

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MSLZZY 4/21/2009 5:29PM

    Yes, by sll means, go to a doctor! And yes, emoticonon EXCELLENT nutrition tracking that allowed you to have a treat and not go over your limit! Great that you did your workout and strength training. You get an A+! Keep on Sparking

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LUCYGODDESS 4/21/2009 3:23PM

    Girl you definitely go to the doctor!!! Don't make me take time from my schedule to fly all the way from the U.S. to Finland!!! I'm sure it's nothing, but you definitely need to know & I'll say a prayer for you tonight.

Congrats on getting back to your food routine. I had some chocolate last night too. Swiss Miss Fudge Pops (which are basically fudgicles). A frozen chocolate treat on a stick...lol...you probably know exactly what I'm talking about & have them over there. I tickle my bad self though...lol...sounded like I was trying to explain it to someone from Mars, didn't I??? I'm crazy that way sometimes.


I still have about an hour & half of work left, but you are about ready for bed, so sleep well dear friend. emoticon

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Bootcamp - Day 2

Monday, April 20, 2009

Today has been just perfect! I worked out today just as planned: 1 hour and fifteen minutes of brisk and rapid walking and 20 minutes of strength training after that. Food-wise things are going really well, too. I had about 1300 calories today and didn't go over any of my nutritional goals! YAY for me!

I feel so much better now than yesterday. Overeating really gets me down. Now I feel like I'm getting somewhere and working hard to reach all my goals and live a healthier life. My next weight goal is 143 pounds and I'm hoping to get there by May 19th. And when I do, I'll reward myself by getting a new haircut and a manicure! That should motivate me when things get tough at some point.

Ok ladies! I'll finish some school work before getting ready for bed. I want to get enough sleep so my body is as healthy and well-rested as it can be!

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MSLZZY 4/20/2009 3:40PM

    emoticon I knew you could do it! Keep on Sparking!

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LUCYGODDESS 4/20/2009 3:13PM

    Congrats on all your exercise and on getting your food back in line. emoticon emoticon

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BOOTCAMP!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

I'm so done with weekends like this! Everything would've been perfect except for all the excess food I had! IT WAS CRAZY! It's like I lost all control! I have to be extremely careful with weekends from now on because it's so tempting to think that weekends 'just don't count' - at least subconsciously. Anyway, I had enough of this today. I read an article about the SparkPeople Bootcamp (I saved it on my favorites so you can find it there if you want to read it too) and I'm definitely going to do it! I need to jump start my weight loss and this is a healthy and beneficial way to do that (not just some fad diet but a real lifestyle change!).

The idea is to increase your workouts to a pretty intense level. For five days a week, I'll do at least an hour of intense cardio training five times a week (if not more) and do 20 minutes of strength training every day. There are seven different strength training workout videos that all last 10 minutes - I'll go through the workout twice to get to 20 minutes per day. I'll follow this 7-Day Bootcamp Workout Plan for a month for the best results. My birthday is coming up in a month (May 19th) so my goal is to look and feel great (and, of course, to lose as much weight as I can) before I turn 21. I'll also make sure I stay within my calorie limits and nutritional and other goals every single day. No more of weekends like this! I want to get started with this weight loss for real already!

I'm hoping to get down to 143 pounds by my birthday. I know I can do it! And I know it'll be healthy and safe and the weight will STAY OFF. I'm so excited about this. Today was the first day of my bootcamp and I walked really briskly for an hour and 15 minutes so I'm feeling really good right now! I had no strength training scheduled for today but I get started with that tomorrow.

Hopefully, doing this bootcamp will help me get a body like Beyoncé's! Isn't she just PERFECT?



BYE FOR NOW! Hope you're all having a great day!

  
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MAKI34 4/19/2009 9:21PM

    Wow it looks like you have everything ready to go! Hope you can achieve your goal! You go girl!

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MSLZZY 4/19/2009 5:59PM

    I promise to read the whole article later tonight when I have more time but it looks very interesting! Thanks! emoticon

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2BLEAN_N_FIT_AZ 4/19/2009 4:08PM

    A body like Beyonce...why not!!! Be sure you find out the name of her plastic surgeon to add on on the enhancements...lol. Seriously, you can and will look great...I bet you already do, but we all see ourselves differently, don't we.

I did the bootcamp after Christmas, and it was the perfect jump start I needed to get back with the program. Weekends are tough, but if you plan ahead and then stick with that plan you are in control. It is hard, but you will feel such a sense of accomplishment when you beat the weekend bad eating binge. Good Luck, let me know how next weekend goes for you!!!
Hugs
Jo Ann



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A sunny and lovely Saturday

Saturday, April 18, 2009

I just finished cleaning up the flat a while ago and now I'm just enjoying the relaxing Saturday night with my darling. It was so windy today when we went outside for a walk! Really pretty and sunny but the wind was just CRAZY! I'm glad I got a little exercise despite the wind - granted, I didn't burn hundreds and hundreds of calories but at least I did something. And I'm sure that cleaning the flat burned some calories as well!

I'm making pancakes later today! I hope they'll turn out fine - I have never made them before. I'll try to make them a little healthier and lower in fat so it won't be too disastrous diet-wise!

I still have a lot to learn when it comes to weekends (especially Friday and Saturday). During the weekdays, I'm doing perfectly well but when the weekend comes it's almost like I have this completely different mindset then. The truth is, though, that I have to stay within my recommended calorie limits EVEN DURING THE WEEKENDS if I want to lose this weight! AND I DO! So, this is a challenge for me but I know I'll learn and eventually stop overeating on weekends.

I think I need to do a boot camp of some kind to jump start my weight loss! They do have them here in Sparks, don't they? I've heard people talking about them on the message boards and their blogs. Maybe I need to find out! I really want to get down to 150 lbs by next Sunday when I go to my parents and finally get to weigh myself - it's been a week already! I can't wait to see if I've made any progress already!

Have a great Saturday everyone - and don't overeat like I did! :) And even if you do, don't beat yourself up for it. We're here to learn after all, right?





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