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Well I've matched last week's effort!

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

I have made it to 4 days straight of exercise... now to just make it 5 and I will have topped last week!

I also ate GREAT today. I made an amazing stir fry of veggies and tofu with a sauce of white wine, miso, dashi, water, soy, ginger & chinese five spice. I had it over brown rice and it was so so so YUMMY!

I had leftover quiche and salad for lunch. I was very careful all day.

Tonight my hips were a little sore, so I just walked 3.5 mph for 70 minutes on treadmill, took it easy based on how I felt. But still managed to top my 10K steps even though I forgot my pedo at work today.

I am wondering if I will go to work tomorrow since it is snowing like mad out there. We are only supposed to get around 5 inches... we have about 2 already... but it's the blowing and drifting they are predicting in the morning that concerns me more.

So I kept to my tracking of food and exercise today... we'll see what next week's weigh in says!

  
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COOP9002 1/7/2010 11:48AM

    Way to go!

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ANNIEONLI 1/6/2010 11:04PM

    Oh yay! A very good day!!!! Do your thang woman!!! emoticon

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Fear and loathing in mid-Missouri...

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Honestly, I have been afraid to step on the scale here at work. They are checked for accuracy once a year by a fellow with actual weights that are meant to do just that. So our scales are accurate to 300 lbs+.

My home scale is much more forgiving... being about 4-5 lbs lighter than here... it is adjustable and I will adjust for the best accuracy I can have there.

So I bit the bullet... my weight is up to 151.8 without shoes, pants or scrub jacket (I can close the door to the room with the scale). So I have to bite it a little harder and lose this 10 lbs I have regained. I was doing great but the year of turmoil has made me let myself slide little here and a little there which led me right back to my bigger bad habits.

So Done.

I'm still in good shape and at a healthy BMI... but I need to reverse the trend that happened in 2009. I started 2 years ago at nearly 205... I just have to do what worked... it's not rocket science... DOH!

So here we go... I got over the fear of the accurate scale at work, I know the truth, now I just need to go forward with the knowledge and use it!

Push ups, still at 13/25 after a week of not doing them (was actually resting my shoulder a bit). Will do sit ups at home tonight. Ran .7 of a mile (0.1 per 5 mins) last night on the treadmill.

Working my way out...

  
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COOP9002 1/5/2010 11:29AM

    Sounds like you're ready to do what you need to do to get out of the doldrums. You know what it takes to get where you want to be, and I'm confident that you will do what you need to do.

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ANNIEONLI 1/5/2010 11:28AM

    Sounds like my creep-up around my anniversary this year...hit 153...yup, I did...and got pissed and scared and even more determined to NOT go up anymore. YOU can do it...WE can do it...we ARE that 10% remember?

Congrats on facing that scale..ugh! It's done now..onward & upward!

PS - found my hubby's pedo...so far...very lame, very lame... emoticon

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AWRIGHT72 1/5/2010 11:06AM

    Congrats on your weight loss from before. You did it then and you can do it again. Keep the faith. It sounds like you are starting off right. Just remember that weight loss/keeping fit is a life long commitment, not just a periodic thing.
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Great start last week... then fell off @ the end...

Monday, January 04, 2010

But it's a new week! So we will just restart. I didn't count calories, but I did dust off my trust Leslie Sansone 5 mile walk last night... it was just what I needed, she was just what I needed.

I was amazed that I started with about 1350 steps on my pedometer and ended with over 10K! Go Leslie!

So I managed to do well for 4 days last week, blogging, tracking, etc. So this week I will go for 5 or more.n I brought Jillian Michaels Cardio Kickbox to do at lunch. Then if I can jog TM tonight... well, there you are.

There are no good excuses about Thursday to Saturday last week since I know what to do. But I'm also not going to beat myself up over it. I will just start again... I feel I'm still in the right mindset to get it done.

I have some nice hot tea this morning instead of my usual ice water... it's -3 outside and I can feel the cold creeping in through the wall to a certain extent... it's hard to really get warm once you get chilled through...

I spent yesterday knitting hats on a knitting loom... it was a nice change of pace. I gave one to my friend who had us over for lunch and hanging out... she loved it... and I kept one for myself... and wore it this morning... over my usual ski headband... my ears get so cold so easily... but in cold like this my whole head needed a layer of protection.

So a new week, a new year, a new decade and a new start... as every DAY is!

  
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FISHING88 1/4/2010 4:35PM

    You have a great attitude! Don't let a few not so great days ruin today and the future! You'll be fine!

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ANNIEONLI 1/4/2010 10:10AM

    Damn straight lady!! New year for sure! Remember when we used to walk to Pemberley and back again? Geez, that was almost 2 years ago!

I've done JUNK on my side in the exercise forum...I'm not even bothering to count the 10 squats yesterday that pulled my inner thigh out - LOL. So you see...you are ahead of the game in my book, even after falling down at week's end. Time to go back to baby steps...baby steps...no matter where we are, when we fall off. You'll get there...stay strong! emoticon

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Today's trick... cartwheels in Peanut Butter!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Actually, I have made it to day 4 of exercise. I'm only burning about 200-250 calories each day, but I am starting to rebuild my consistency.

Today was a treadmill walking day... but I am starting to put incline on that puppy, which according to the exercise tracker really pumps up the calorie burn. The other night I alternated 5 minute intervals @4 mph, flat vs. inclined... and the calorie burn for the incline walking was 66% more than flat!

So tonight I alternated 10 minute intervals and did 20 minutes inclined and only 16 flat (w/ 3 minutes each warm up and cool down @ 3.5 mph included in that total).

I'm using the longer incline intervals to build up my endurance for the longer running bouts that I will slowly increasing. I hope to be able to walk an entire 30 minutes and more on the incline soon.

So I will keep building up back to where I was when I hit goal in the fall of 2008.

I will be part of the 10% that keeps it off for good! I know what to do, I know how to do it... it's just staying on the horse and continuing the journey for life!

  
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COOP9002 1/1/2010 3:57PM

    Best of luck on getting to where you want to be.

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Today's numbers...

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Army Numbers---Sit Ups (min 32)---Push Ups (min 12)---Running (min 2 mi/24 min)

12/29/09---33---12---1 min every 10th min x 4 @ 6 mph

Slight improvement today... on the push ups. No backsliding on the sit ups. Running, added 1/10th of a mile.

The Plan: every other day I will continue doing push ups and sit ups and strive for current improvement. I will add one more 1/10th mile to have a total of 5 and then will increase to 1.5 mins running/10 minutes on treadmill.

Day 3 in a row! emoticon

  
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RITAROSE 12/30/2009 7:03AM

  SUPER JOB! You inspire me to do dailies too! Thanks! Happy New Year! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SUCHAHOOT 12/29/2009 10:59PM

    Yea for Day 3!! You're looking good. I'm going to pick up the push-up, sit-up tracking & increase myself.


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