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Day #36: Progress

Monday, October 01, 2012

emoticon Time for me!!!

I'm so very proud of myself! This morning I was letting myself get down because of the money situation and not having but so much for gas and groceries, so again groceries are suffering. But I'm doing my best. Its NOT a lot of pastas, so that's a good thing!!! Any way I didn't get out of the house at my usual time. I was stressing over money and then I couldn't find my headphones and phone case for working out. FINALLY I got to the YMCA at 8:50 a.m. That's late for me considering I'm usually there no later than 7:30 a.m. So I got my workout in! YAY!!! Day #36 has been completed.

Because today is weigh in day, I used the scale at the YMCA (the old doctor's scale with the sliding weight). Per that scale I'm currently 323.5 lbs!!!!!!!! I am down 4 lbs this week! That's a total of 11 lbs so far. They are not lost they are GONE. I have no intentions of getting those 11 pounds back!

I stayed within my calorie range and managed to drink all my water except for 1 or 2 days. But that's progress!!!!

I'm doing great!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Yay about getting in your workout :) :) :) Great accomplishment!!!!!!!!

When I am crunched for groceries, I turn to beans, especially dried beans. They are great protien sources plus high in fiber and nutrients. Black bean cakes, lentil patties, black eyed peas, black beans/corn/chickpea salad with taco seasoning.

I could go on and on. It can stretch the budget and leave you feeling full for few calories!

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Day #34

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Today is day #34.
I went to the YMCA for emoticon today. I love playing that game! It's a complete body workout and I sweat like crazy! Good thing I take my emoticon with me! I did so much better this week. I didn't pull any muscles and I didn't get hurt. I noticed I wasn't having a difficult time with any of it. Although I was very hot and sweating emoticon , but I do believe that is a good thing!

Yesterday was a rough day for my water intake. I didn't meet my goal, but I'm working on it again today. I'm halfway there right now. I did manage to stay within my calorie range! I'm getting better at that now. I think its becoming a habit!

Tomorrow since it's my "day off" I'll be doing my measurements and weight and pictures. I'm putting my pictures here. I am not posting any more pictures of myself on Facebook for friends/family to see until I am down at least 25 lbs. Then I'll add a new picture there.

I told my volleyball coach and another player about SparkPeople! The other player was talking about signing up for weight watchers again. I told her I used SP. So they are supposed to check it out.

Well time go get some chores done around the house!

I'm on my way! I'm on a roll!!!

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DOLPHINNUT 9/30/2012 3:09AM

    Good for you!! emoticon

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Day 32/ Things I've Noticed About Myself

Thursday, September 27, 2012

This challenge for the fall is really helping me stay on track with my water! I've never had so much water! I know its a good thing. This week while doing my walking on the treadmill, I've actually been sweating! WOOHOO!!! That just means to me that I am working hard. I'm doing good!! Mr. Charles at the YMCA told me today when I hit day 84 he's gonna have balloons and confetti for me! LOL So now I have to keep pushing through so I can hold him to his word and see if he actually does it! LOL That will need pictures for sure!

I'm just seeing this in a whole new light. I don't know if its b/c of me and my constant postings on Facebook or if it has NOTHING at all to do with me, but a friend of mine joined a gym and started this week. And my cousin has just joined a gym! I'm going to be selfish and say I "inspired" them to change. Or at least helped give them a "push"!

Things I've began noticing about myself:
1. I am not quite as tired as I was in the beginning of this!
2. I have a little more "bounce" in my step and I sit/stand a little taller.
3. I leave the gym with a smile on my face because I know I've completed another day.
4. I'm learning to eat a bit more healthy despite the budget/money issues.
5. I have managed to cut my time on walking a mile (since I can't run yet).
6. I french braided my hair yesterday and in the past I had to "rest" b/c my arms got tired, but yesterday I was able to do it without stopping!!!!
7. My workout pants are loose in the waist. Don't worry they aren't falling off... yet. Got to work on my hips and get it slimmed down before my clothes start falling off of me.
8. Working out is becoming a habit. Its my excuse not to go back to sleep!
9. I don't take naps any more in the middle of the day!
10. I'm staying active on Spark People for the first time since I joined in 2009!!!!

Now that's progress!!!!

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RUNNER4LIFE08 9/28/2012 9:33AM

    Sounds like you are doing awesome! Keep up the good work!

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SERVTWFMTHR 9/27/2012 9:32AM

    emoticon That sounds AMAZING!!!!! You inspire me to keep going!

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MAHGRET 9/27/2012 8:46AM

    Great job!

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Day 30

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

On August 28, 2012 I took me 33 minutes to walk 1.3 miles. And today I blew that time out of the water!!!! I walked 1 mile in 17 minutes and 24 seconds! Then I cooled down so I walked a total of 1.21 in 25 minutes. emoticon I am so very proud of myself! In 30 days I've improved my WALKING time. I have been striving to do better each time I walk. But for last week I had been doing the stationary bike. emoticon I'm just thrilled beyond words right now!!!! A couple of other things that I am proud of myself for, drinking more water emoticon , staying within my calorie range (typically still have calories "left over" for the day). I am doing something right! I can't believe I'm still going!!!!
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    Great work!

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Day 28

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Yesterday I played volleyball for an hour and a half again. emoticon Only problem was I got hurt right to start with. I bent over to get the ball from the floor and pulled a muscle in my butt down the back of my leg on my right side. I walked it off and was ok. But then when we were practicing some drills, I dove for the ball and landed on that right hip/butt and pulled that muscle again. That time I was in some pain. I couldn't get up off the floor. But I managed to get up and the Coach told me how to help relieve that pain. So I did some stretches to help. I did this for about 5 minutes or so. Then I went back out to play. I played but not as well as I did last week because I was still hurting, just not as bad.

Today, I didn't do anything. I watched football, did some laundry, and put away laundry. So overall a pretty lazy day. But I did manage to get my weight check, measurements taken and this week's picture taken. I managed to drink 10 cups of water today! emoticon (Between water and flavored drinks with no sugar/calories.) emoticon

So I'm beginning a new challenge this week. I've never completed one before and this one is only for four weeks. This will be my first ever challenge completed! I CAN do this!! This will be another accomplishment I can add to my list.

Now for the bad news... Money is so tight here that we could only spend $34.00 on groceries to last for at least a week if not longer, however that did not include very many veggies and no fruits at all. So my food intake is going to be a night mare for the next couple of weeks. Its more pasta and starches than anything else right now. I stress so bad over the money because with me not working there's not enough money to cover all the bills. Hopefully hubby's pay increase takes effect soon and that will help us to meet our budget a little better. I do my best not to think about how bad things are for us because someone else has it a lot worse than we do. Spending $34.00 for food means I have no money for gas for the van at the moment. So I'm not sure how this is going to work out. I just have to keep believing that things are going to be taken care of and we will be ok and get out of this nightmare soon!

Enough bad mojo, time to focus on what we can do and what is good and positive. Good news: I have dropped 7 lbs. Lost 1/2 an inch in my calf and my arm. Lost 1 inch in my bust and waist and lost 2 inches in my hips and thighs! At 28 days in I am making progress!!!! WOOHOO!!!!!!!

Day 29 is tomorrow! I've beat my own records for how long I've logged into SP and how long I've worked out . My streaks are getting longer and better! So very proud of myself!!!

Below is this week's weigh in Picture. Thanks to my hubby for taking the picture while football was on!!!

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SERVTWFMTHR 9/24/2012 7:16AM

    emoticon Congrats on the lbs and inches lost! When money is really tight maybe you could try getting canned fruits/veggies and make sure you eat the serving size (which can make a can go far). Also think about meals you can make that are pretty healthy, but go far. Like a big batch of chili or spaghetti. I pray your financial situation takes a turn for the better. Keep pushing!

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