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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

3 days of exercise so far this week and 2 days of being in range for calories. That is motivating. I have avoided the cake a co-worker brought in... and I ate the strawberries instead (fresh, no sugar).

I feel like I am getting some control again. Yay!!

My goal right now is to finish this week with 6 days in calorie range (and not right up to the limit), 7 days of exercise and not eating unless I'm hungry. I can do this!

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    Yay! Getting a good week under your belt really helps!

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COOP9002 5/19/2010 10:41AM

    Looks like you're back on the wagon!

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LALMEIDA 5/18/2010 11:06PM


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...back on the horse...

Monday, May 17, 2010

Due to the travel and stress of the other week, I really just kind of put myself into "to heck with it" mode. Passing the APFT really has buoyed me up and fueled by zest for feeling t'riffic and all exercisey. That led to my running last evening...

Tonight I walked treadmill at an easy 3.5 mph, but did lots of strength work with hand weights. I also did sit ups and push ups. I will run again tomorrow, possibly, but we have a family dinner that could turn contentious.

There is a lot of stressful stuff going on, but it's nothing I can't handle.

My weight has gone up a little, but that could have something to do with the time of the month, I swear I hold a little extra weight at this time every month... I will know in a few days.

No matter, I am going to strive for better eating... and tracking... maintenance never ends.


The day AFTER the PFT...

Sunday, May 16, 2010

What do I do? I go out and run/walk and keep a decent pace. Running is hard... but I always feel so good afterwards I feel alive and vital, like I could conquer the world single-handedly. Hooah!

Life is so much calmer this year than last year... I find it hard to blog much because nothing is like last year. My hand-journaling has gone down by a huge factor. I just can't work myself to get too upset about much. I have my worries but they are just minor annoyances.

Yes, my daughter got married and let us know by text message the next day, she's 18, can't do much about it, don't want the drama llamas. I know I gave her a better example than that. Yep.

One of the songs that spun up on my mp3 player was "Not a Pretty Girl" by Ani DiFranco. It really describes how I feel right now.

I am not a pretty girl
that is not what I do
I ain't no damsel in distess
and I don't need to be rescued

I am not an angry girl
but it seems like I've got everyone fooled
every time I say something they find hard to hear
they chalk it up to my anger
and never to their own fear

and I have earned my disillusionment
I have been working all of my life
and I am a patriot
I have been fighting the good fight

It's funny but a lot of the points of why I joined the Army in my 40s seem to cross in those lyrics. I am a patriot, #1 reason for my joining. I am fighting the good fight, another reason. I am not a pretty girl and don't want to be one... which has nothing to do with physical looks, but more a state of mind. I like the fact that the Army expects me to be strong and powerful...

My losing the weight in 2008 was the beginning of a long journey into myself and what I am truly made of. The mental & emotional battery of 2009 was a furthering of that journey into some very dark corners of my psyche. 2010 is solidifying what I gained in each of the past couple of years into new directions for my future.

This year I feel stronger in every way that I can imagine.

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OAKBORN 5/17/2010 10:10PM

    Annie dear, yes what you wrote pretty much sums up where I was a for several days... bub bub bub.... it's better now.

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ANNIEONLI 5/17/2010 9:53PM

    WOW. Wow. Wow. Wow. Ummmm...Congrats are in order? Wow J. Whoa. and in a text. Wow. Alrighty then! Moooooving on!
Just read the last entry...and I thought I read wrong....thanks for the clarity...again, moving on.

Yup...you've come a loooong way baby! and ya know what? You're still here and better than ever! Don't you forget that!!

Proud of you lady! SO very proud of you!!

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Long due for an update...

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Eating and exercise have been kind of up and down based on what has been going on. Weight is maintaining fine.

My daughter got married and let us know by text message the next day... I was glad to have my trip to Philly for my niece's wedding to just get me OUT of here for a few days. The trip was lovely and very smooth. I recommend Travelocity, by the way.

Today was my Army Physical Fitness Test and I passed! My 2 mile run was 20:36! I did 18 push ups (psyched myself out and my legs got wobbly) and 37 sit ups. My total score was 215... (min is 180 and max is 300). So I wasn't the highest, but I did pretty well. I hope to improve my numbers for 6 months from now.

It looks like I will be going to Officer Basic in November now. But that's okay, San Antonio will be much better in the fall as opposed to in August. I wish I'd gotten orders sooner because then I'd be able to go to Annual Training next month... oh well.

Overall things are good.

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COOP9002 5/16/2010 4:55PM

    Way to go!!

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LILPAT3 5/15/2010 8:31PM

    Good for you! emoticon

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Oh well.

Friday, April 30, 2010

This hasn't been the best week in eating or exercise. Had a great start and then kinda fell off the wagon. I have been short sleep... and I discovered something... I eat when I am tired in a ploy to help me stay awake. I am not hungry, but I eat.

So I am only occasionally an emotional eater, but more I am a sleepy eater.

I will hopefully get out for a run before the rain. It rained until Monday but it was too wet outside (like really) and then Tues, Weds Thurs we had friends over every night and my knee decided to be cranky...

Today back to the eating right, tonight back to the running. 2 weeks to APFT!

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UUCEEJAY 5/3/2010 9:27PM

    I eat when I am tired too. I used to feel tired after work and then sit down and snack in front of the TV then fall asleep watching TV. Now I am doing better about sleeping and eating. Hope you have a good week and catch some zzzzzzzzzz's.

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GERRY_BEAVERS 4/30/2010 10:01AM

    I am in the same boat with the sleeping and eating this week. What the heck is it. Not a big deal to fall off the horse as long as you get right back on and keep riding. I hope next week is better for the both of us.

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