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Day 24 (BBB day 1) has begun and I'm sick...

Sunday, May 04, 2008

I have my pic posted for Beach Body Bootcamp... and I have done my 10 minutes of Cardio for day one of that.

However, I have a cold or something, I feel fatigued, headachey, sore throated, sinusey and generally *blah*. But the 10 minutes made me feel a bit better. I'll most likely do slow treadmill today and my 20 minute weight dvd. I don't want to overdo it. And it will have to be in spurts with time to recoup in between, possibly in the form of naps.

I have so much that needs to get done and no brains/energy to do it. Wah. And it's a lovely day out there.

In the meantime, I'll just keep sucking down the water and eating healthy. This morning was some lovely multigrain baguette toasted with a smear of butter and low sugar strawberry jam.

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ANNIEONLI 5/4/2008 8:32PM

    So sorry to hear that you are unwell. I had that happen and it just plain stinks. Head cold is AOK to workout. Chest cold...well, rest is best with no exercise. I hope it just stays a head cold/allergy for your sake. ( I had the chest cold :( in March) and was so bummed out.

So drink lots of water, tea and chicken soup!
Feel better!

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ROSIECW 5/4/2008 1:02PM

  I'm sorry you are sick. I hope you feel better soon.

Good for you, though, following the plan even though you don't feel well.

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Gonna do the Beach Body Bootcamp... I'm about to make today #23!

Saturday, May 03, 2008

I also added a picture of me in a swimsuit (I really can't believe that!). It's been a month since the previous pic. I'm not where I want to be but I have made progress.

Today is infomercial day. The weight loss ones are incredible. The claims just make me want to throw things at the TV.

Anyway, I completes 2.41 miles on the treadmill today... with an average speed of 3.86 mph. I jogged 1 mile total of it, most of that at 5 mph. I also do weight work on my arms at the slower speeds.

I'm wondering if I should try for a 5K in the future. HMMM.

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BAMATHIN 5/3/2008 3:03PM

    I'm doing it, too! So far it seems interesting and I'm super excited. I still have to take a picture, hmm. :D Good luck to both of us! You look awesome in your bathing suit, don't be too hard on yourself!!!

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Day 22 and a good start.

Friday, May 02, 2008

The drain still needs fixing, but we have come up with some small steps to make as fast as we can to take care of it... so we will deal with it.

I did 2.1 miles on treadmill this morning and I still have to do my strength work. I am really happy, I ran 9-10 minutes, .75 miles total and .5 miles straight. I want to work it up to where I am running a full mile and doing a 3 mile workout on the treadmill.

Getting in shape is fun since I'm getting to up my self-challenges all the time. I like setting the bar a little higher all the time.

For the first time since I was 10 years old, I have muscle definition in my arms. My biceps are becoming sculpted and I can feel the outline of my delt. So weird. This isn't the person I used to be... thank heavens!!

One thing that I'm running into that is bugging me is other people telling me that "it won't hurt to have a little bit extra" once in awhile. In a way it's true, but I have made a change and I like what I'm eating and how I have some discipline in my eating. I used to eat every sugar & fat laden thing that I wanted and now I'm just like, "eeewww"... I personally CAN'T eat that. Even though one serving isn't going to blow my food intake, I have made the good eating a habit and I like it. I eat chocolate, I eat fatty foods, just in very small servings. I don't feel deprived, I just have a good handle on my portions

I guess I fear that I'll go back to being over 200 lbs. But self control, awareness and choices are what it's all about for me now. I am choosing to have self control and choosing to be aware of what I eat. And these choices HAVE to continue for the rest of my life.

It's not that I'm doing anything I don't want to do. I just don't personally feel it's a good idea for me to "cheat".... for lack of a better term. But I really don't feel like I'm cheating, I'm just make the best choices for me.

I really am loving craving salads and exercise. I am a healthier person now. It's a decision I made on 30 Dec 2007. I decided that I was going to lose the weight and get healthy this year... and I knew exactly how I was going to do it, with small changes that would stick. Here I am starting the 5th month of this new wonderful adventure of a life and LOVING it.


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TRUFFLEMAKER 5/2/2008 3:13PM

    Way to go, Oakborn! You are making fantastic progress!! emoticon

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Day 21 and feelin' like a Drama Llama...

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Yesterday was Miss M and her passing out at school... today we have backed up wastewater drain that is collapsing in the backyard and no money to fix it.

It's snaked out and usable right now... but we need to get it fixed ASAP. One plumber is quoting us $5K to fix, but my buddy here at work who knows sewers and septic tanks and lagoons has connections and knowledge... he said that first quote is outrageous... so he's gonna try to hook me up for about 1/5th of the original number we were given with someone he trusts.

My stomach was in knots when I heard about this... so I walked 2.6 miles in 25 minutes just to chill myself out. I'm still worried, but I'm not going to let my new good habits fall away... they will be my cheap therapy and lifeline to keeping myself sane while we deal with the latest crisis.

I even ran for 7.5 minutes of the 35, which is just over half a mile total. It's getting better. I'm working on increasing the running/jogging. My goal is to have it be half of my time outside or on the treadmill.

I really have to speak highly of Podfitness right now... their guided workouts to my own music are amazingly effective for me. They push me a little extra and really help me maximize my workouts, especially when I'm outside. I am loving the free 8 week trial. I highly recommend it.

But my family is healthy. We have food to eat. We have a roof over our heads. I am getting healthy. We will be okay.

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*WISTE* 5/1/2008 7:19PM

    Depending on your home insurance and where the problem is occuring, your insurance or the city itself might cover some of the cost of the problem. It's not fun dealing with insurance but you have it for a reason.

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Day 20 and more excitement than usual around here...

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Today is my 20th day straight of exercise. I am so motivated to make this streak last as long as I can. I have also decided to do the Beach Body Challenge Thing... more goals, more new challenges to complete... emoticon

I am definitely an SP addict. I am here all the time. I get motivated by others and I love trying to help others too. This is a very positive place.

I took the day off since my MIL is visiting... and this morning, just as I was contemplating getting outside or downstairs on the treadmill to exercise, we got a call from the high school nurses' office... our daughter had passed out at school. So that meant the drop-everything-and-brush-your-dirty-hair-

We got to the school and she was mostly fine, but she'd had a sudden attack of abdominal pain and then fainted on the way to the bathroom. She came to quickly, but I wanted her checked out... so off to Urgent Care we went and they couldn't find anything materially wrong and she was continuing to improve, so we just came home and she went back to school for her afternoon classes and to work after that. It was just scary.

She has a history of fainting at times of stress and apparently the intestinal infortitude was a bit much for her. Luckily she was okay and didn't hit her head or anything.

I'm excited to get back to work tomorrow since the scale I use is there. I did go out and jogged/walked for about 36 minutes (6 jogged) at an average of 4.35 mph. I felt a lot better after that and a nice hot shower. Still have strength stuff to do today.

Just keeping it going.

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BATHMOM 5/1/2008 12:24PM

    Great job with your workout streak! I'm going to start counting that, too.

Wow, what a scary experience with your daughter. I'm glad she's doing better.

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