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Fitness Assessment

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Today I met with my "fitness coach" and completed the fitness assessment. To start she figured out my measurements, and my BMI and fat percentage. My BMI is 50.1 and my fat is 48.3 percent. I was like almost half of my weight is fat?!?!?!?! Next, I had to walk/run a mile as quick as I could, pushing myself to get my heart rate up. I did a mile in 18.5 minutes. Then she had me lifting weights. With my arms I was able to lift 100 lbs. And with my legs I was able to do 150 lbs.

For now she wants me to do 4 days of cardio at minimum. If I can fit it in 5 days a week, that would be better. She said I don't need to worry about the weight training because I am ok on that. She said that I need to get rid of this weight first and maybe later on down the road we can worry about weight training.

I have to work in MORE vegetables and fruit into my diet! Which I already knew that but seems to me that this eating healthy is going to get EXPENSIVE!!!!

I stopped by the nurse's office to get a check on my blood work.... My levels looked like this:
Glucose: My level: 99
Range 74-118
Cholesterol: My level: 165
Range: less than 200
Triglyceride: My level: 138
Range: less than 150
HDL Cholesterol: My level: 40
Range: more than 60
Calc LDL Cholesterol: My level: 98
Range: less than 100
Non HDL Cholesterol: My level: 125

She said that overall I was good. But my "Good cholesterol" was low.

I am relieved to know that sugars and cholesterol are good. That means that for now I'm doing ok. I just have to get this weight off of me. I've kinda fell off this week. I haven't done anything since the pool closed. I miss going to the pool...

Anyway I had to work for one hour today. Then I took my resume to a business because they said I had to "personally hand" my resume to the Manager... Well guess what the manager wasnt' there when I went by there today. So I left my resume any way. Then I came home. And was home for maybe 10 minutes when I had to leave again for an interview with a totally different business. The interview lasted about an hour and 10 minutes! WOW right!? We talked about why she's hiring for a new person and all the drama that surround that previous employee. How hard is it to do your job when you are at work!? LOL I'm hoping and praying very hard that I get this job. I'd love to work full time again!!!! No benefits but the pay is pretty good! And if I start working full time, I'll have to go to the Y after work! Wow talk about some long and busy days! But nothing is going to stop me from losing this weight.

We have 43 days til Vegas!!! I'm determined to lose more weight before I get on that plane. I want to be able to buckle the seat belt without asking for an extension!!!! Think its possible??? Well, we shall see! Let the fun begin!!!!!!!!!!

  


Day 16

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Well I didn't get to go to the gym and work out yesterday. I was going to swim but they closed the pool because of the thunder/rain. But I did work yesterday so I was moving and lifting and bending. (I know... I know that doesn't count for exercise.)

Today I almost forgot that I had class this morning! I got up and made it to the gym (on time too) for the Cardio h2o class. I was so glad to be in the water. I felt some the exercises this time, but not as much as I did on Tuesday. After the class, I sat in the Sauna for about five minutes, then I got my shower.

When I got my stuff out of my locker I saw the scale in the corner of the room. (One of the ones you see at the doctor's office where you push the weight to a # and then it balances..) So I was curious to see what that one said... I put it on 320 it didn't move... So I moved it to 300 and then had to move the smaller one... made it down to 317!!!!!! I teared up over that! That would mean that from 326, I am down 9lbs! I know its not that HUGE of a deal to anyone else but to me its HUGE!!!!!!!!! I have lost 9 lbs!!!!!!! GO me Go me Go me Go me!!! LOL (sorry had to do it!)

Now I have to go do a couple of stores for work and then I am going to swim. I promised my son that we'd go swimming today. (Got to make the most of the last day he's with me.)
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PARKERB2 8/19/2010 2:11PM

    9 lbs down in great. You go girl!!!

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Day #14: Two weeks down!!!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

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Yesterday, I didn't work out since I did a lot over the weekend and didn't rest on Sunday. So Monday was my rest day. And today I went to my Cardio H2O class. I had a different "teacher" this time b/c my normal "teacher" was in Texas taking her daughter back to college. She (my instructor) will be back next week. But the indoor will be closed from 8/20 until 9/7! What am I gonna do???? I am going to have withdrawls now! LOL I have to say I really do enjoy the workouts in the water. Today I felt the muscles being worked! Legs, butt, abs, arms, it was all being worked! And with the instructor I had today, I learned a few things! Working out in the water is good for me! It helps to get the heart rate up but not noticeable! I love it. Grantd I am about the youngest person there but its nice. I get to meet older people and talk to them. LIke today, one of the ladies in the class informed me that she is 54 years old and that she works for an attorney! (Networking opportunities!!!) I've noticed that when I am on the treadmill or doing the weights, it seems like the time goes by slowly. But when I am in the water, time flies! I've found something that I really really like!!!!!
Maybe I should just do the pool thing every day. It seems to work me juts as well as the weights and treadmill. And its not half as bad on my knees and my low back.

I've made it through the first two weeks! I'm so proud of myself! Two weeks down!!! Now the test is to continue and not give up! I haven't seen any weight loss (yet) but I am working on it. I'm not giving up. Not this time. I'm determined to meet my goal.

Every time I go to the gym I meet someone new. I hear their reasons for their weight loss. Today I met a girl that was a little older than me and she is the mother of 6 children. Her youngest being 1 and oldest being 18! She "looked" bigger than me but was no where near my weight. So why is it that people "look" bigger?

I heard stories today of how people have lost weight. And then they put it back on... I don't want that yo-yo thing any more. I want this to become a habit that I continue to do and keep the weight off. I want to take care of me so that I can take care of my husband, my children and my family. I want to be able to keep up with my boys. I want to go out and not be embarrassed by how I look. I want to look NORMAL !!! I know I look normal but I look fat and overweight! I really don't like the stares that I get when I go out (either with family/friends or alone). I guess that's my anxiety more than anything.

I read on someone's Spark Page tonight that they were working on themselves from the inside out. That's a good idea! I need to learn to love me no matter what my weight is. When I look in the mirror, I don't look at anything but my face. I don't like looking at the rest of me, but lately I am forcing myself to look at more than my face so I can watch the changes that are going to take place over time. I have to learn to love me. I have to learn to have more positive self esteem. Time to start readin again! Time to start filling my head with positive stuff again.

Ok guess I need to go for now, don't want to repeat myeslf! LOL Besides I need to go work on some homework. but before I go I just gotta say


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DAY 14 DOWN so time to have a small emoticon

  
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CAROLEHZ 8/18/2010 7:29AM

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Congratulations on your 2 weeks. If you stay with Sparkpeople I really believe you will meet your goals. For me it has been different than other times because we all have the healthy life outlook not the "I'm on a diet" attitude. When I went on diets I instantly felt deprived, with Sparks I feel energetic and healthy.
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CHATTYMCPATTI 8/18/2010 1:22AM

    emoticon Keep it up! Working out in the water is my fav. too!! Keep up the good work!!!

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Days 10-12

Monday, August 16, 2010

So my workout plans got all jumbled up! I surprised my son with a tirp to Carowinds on Day #10. I didn't go work out but LORD knows I did a lot of walking, swimming and I climbed 7 flights of stairs to go down the tallest waterslide at the park! Then we clibmbed abou 5 flights of stairs to go down another waterslide. We went to the "pool" that created waves, so that was a lot of swimming and jumping around in the water. So I did get a workout in there! (Does that count?!) In my mind that counts! LOL

Then on Day #11, we (my husband, my son and I) got up early had to go get a u-haul trailer and drive 3 hrs away to finish moving our belongings to Charlotte. It took us an hour a half to load a 5x10 storage unit of stuff into a 5x8 trailer!! It was a lot of yard/lawn stuff and wood and tools and heavy stuff. Then we drove the 3 hrs. back and unloaded it all into the 5x10 storage unit in Charlotte. We stuffed everything we could in there. It was a job but we did it! I got a good workout from doing all that. It was a lot of walking and heavy lifting.

Then on Day #12, my husband and I went ot the storage unit place to get a bigger unit and had to moved everythingout of the 5x10 into a 10x20! So again, a lot ofwalking and heavy lifting. We even moved the refridgerator we had in storage! So in three days I did a lot of sweating, walking, climbing and lifting.

I didn't go to the gym and I didn't use the treadmill or the weight machines. But I did manage to exercise and get some workouts in!

I did my weight check on Sunday and then again today. Yesterday it was 323.5 and today it was 322.4... I'm not happy about those numbers....

Why does my weight fluctuate so much?! When I started I was 321.5 and then it jumped to 326.5 and now its down a few pounds! So I don't know what weight I am supposed to be looking at! LOL But at least I have my measurements written down and will gauge my weightloss with that.

Hopefully next Monday I will be meeting with the nurse at the Y to get started on the Lifestyle Weight Management program. I just have to come up with the money in order to get into the program. So we'll see what happens between now and then.

  


Day 9

Thursday, August 12, 2010

WOOHOO!!!!!!!! Day #9 is done!

I went and did the hour class of Cardio H2O! The instructor changed things up a bit today and incorporated more than just cardio! I felt it in my legs and my arms, my abs and my butt! Guess that's a good thing! At least I know that I am working those muscles!

I'm quite proud of my food choices today! I had a nutrigrain bar for breakfast. Then for lunch I made grilled lemon pepper chicken and put it in a salad (lettuce, tomato, carrots, cheese, green olives and buttermilk ranch dressing). Then for dinner I put a turkey breast and mixed vegetables in the crock pot. That came out good!!!! My down side to the day was eating the Hershey's Chocolate Kisses! But there are no more so that's the good thing! LOL (I did NOT eat the whole bag! It has been in the candy dish for the past couple of weeks!)

I'm still looking forward to Sunday's weigh in!!!

  


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