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Small Goals will equal Big steps

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Ok so on one of the Team's pages' they said to create small goals. First two goals being what your reward is at losing 5 lbs and 10 lbs. So here's my first two goals as well as my end goal all with rewards....

316 lbs.- Movie of my choice for date night.
311 lbs. - Manicure and Pedicure

175- Trip to DISNEY!!!!!!!!!!!

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KIMMYD73 8/4/2010 8:49PM

    I like it..I have always wanted to go to Disney..Good luck..You can do it..

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Starting over.. One step at a time

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Well yesterday I took a big step and joined the YMCA of Charlotte. It was mostly for me but my son and my husband are now members too. So today, I decided that I would take the second big step and go and work out. I decided that I would use the Body for Life routine and exercises. I have done that in the past and it did help me lose some weight. And I figured that was the best plan of action for me. Hey, at least I went in there with a plan of action!!! Granted I didn't know what I was really doing so I asked for some help. The young girl working in the exercise room was very helpful and she helped me out alot. So now I know what machines to use.

Today I did 23 minutes on the treadmill (I walked a mile.) I got my heart rate up to 140 which I don't know what it should have been but when I first got on treadmill it was like 103... So I walked for 23 minutes. Then I rested a few minutes b/c I was dizzy when I stopped walking. Then I headed over to the machines, got help with which machines to use and started the upper body circuit. I did 4 sets and it started like this: 12 reps, rest 30 secs, 10 reps rest, 8 reps, rest, 6 reps. Then on the next machine. But I managed to make it through them! I walked out of there today very proud of myself!

Tomorrow, I am going to go and do the Cardio H20. I'm looking forward to that. Then on Friday I will do lower body workout and on Saturday if I can make it back in time from my cousin's graduation party, I will do Cardio again.

I'm just ecstatic about starting. I have a long way to go but its going to happen. I'm tired of playing around with this issue. No more. I'm working towards my goal and I will reach it. One little goal at a time.

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KIMMYD73 8/4/2010 8:54PM

    That is what I say. No more believing in magic to take the weight off. Slow and steady wins the race. And I think rewarding ourselves a long the way is a great way to do it. Plus being able to talk to everyone on here. It is about the motivation. Good luck and I know you can do it..

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HOCKEYGRRL81 8/4/2010 4:11PM

    Awesome! Keep up this inspiring work.

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KERENSALMW 8/4/2010 3:48PM

  Wow that's wonderful! Keep the spark going I am so proud of you. Thank you for inspiring me.

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GOINGTOLOSE2010 8/4/2010 3:44PM

    Congrads!!! Sounds like you have a plan of action and you are excited about it. Best of luck to you and enjoy .. Life I have found is to short not to enjoy it sometimes.... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JAZZWOMAN1266 8/4/2010 3:44PM

    Take baby steps and you will get there! emoticon

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The Beginning

Friday, February 19, 2010

So, this is the beginning to a life long change. I'm tired of being tired. I'm tired of being morbidly obese. I'm tired of being depressed when I go to buy clothes for whatever reason. I'm tired of not being able to play in the yard with my boys or chase my step-grandson around the house when he wants to play. I'm tired of being embarrassed. I'm tired of having to have my seats changed at concerts and conferences because my hips are too wide to fit in the seats. I will not be tired of this any more. I'm changing... One day at a time. I lost weight once before without actually trying. I know I can do it now. I went from 314 down to 265! Now I am back up to 324 (my highest weight EVER). With me being this overweight I can't even get insurance if I tried! How insane is that?

My husband got a job in Charlotte on 12/20/09. Then I moved with him to Charlotte on January 17th. We're living with some amazing friends, and our bedroom is on the second floor. I'm so over weight that climbing those 15 steps tires me and makes me breathe very heavy.

Well "E" and I have been working out. She helps me a lot. Any way, we started working out last week. But I only worked out for three days. Well this week, I have to say so far I am quite proud of myself. I have worked out for four days so far. I've noticed that now I don't get as winded and tired when I climb the stairs. Although, when I go up the stairs I hear my left knee crackle!

Last night we did 20 minutes of cardio to something called Zumba. Which is a dancing exercise video. That was tough b/c the people on there are already skinny and in shape and they were moving so fast. I had a very hard time keeping up. I'm very large and I can't move that fast right now. But I kept moving. I have to work through the pain because I am so out of shape. My hips (well where my leg connects to the rest of my body) bother me so bad when I do exercises resembling skating. If I do what some people say and don't push it to pain, then I would not get anything done period! So I push myself through the pain to the point that I can't really take any more at all. And I do have a high threshold for pain!

So I begin this journey one large and tired person. But I will never end my journey, but just take a few different routes and become a smaller, energetic, life loving, happy person!

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SUZY1212 2/19/2010 10:52AM

    Sounds like you're off to a great start! emoticon

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SOOTHINGGLOW 2/19/2010 10:52AM

    Welcome to sparkpeople! Its unbelievably supportive here! You can do it!

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DWROBERGE 2/19/2010 10:43AM

    Welcome aboard. You can do it too. Go for it.

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