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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Day 3 for exercise... calorie count... well we will see how the day pans out! I certainly plan to make it a 3/3 for 3 day!

I did Jillian's 30DS at lunch like I said.

Again, it's going back to the basics and the small goals that will get be back on track to the big accomplishments.

I have also burned 989 cals in 3 days according to my tracker. Good jump start on the week & over halfway to my 1800 cal goal!

Calorie count at lunch is good too... right about 1000.

I think I'm going to go treat myself to a huge cup of ICE WATER! (the ice maker here @ work puts out these hollow cubes that soften up quickly and get nice and chewable... I really love them).

Also the last few weeks of (relative) inactivity have reminded me how easy it is to get stove in. Now with pushing myself to be active I am remembering how good it feels to be active.


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EACHDAYAGIFT 6/15/2010 3:55PM

    Not to put a damper on your treat, but watch the ice chewing. I am scheduled for my third crown, due to an unfortunate habit of ice chewing for a few summers when we had no a.c. My teeth developed cracks and now they need crowns. Better if you can suck the ice. Of course, you are "Army Strong", so maybe your teeth are too. Mine are obviously "Civilian Weak"!

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FISHING88 6/15/2010 2:50PM

    You are doing fabulous! Keep it up!

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ROSIE777 6/15/2010 2:17PM

    WooHoo! you are doing great. . .I am so proud of you. emoticon
..*) ♥.*) Many Blessings, Rosie
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Monday, I'm counting as day 2 in a row...

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

... even though I didn't stay in calories...

It's hard to explain, but suffice it to say I mystery shop a restaurant chain and sometimes literally cannot choose what I can order.

But I was in every other range. So I took a good 50 minute brisk walk last night to kind of counterbalance the extra calories.

Today I am at work and we are leaving on a short trip to visit my MIL 6 hours away. Hubby is turning in an app for a new job that he really wants. So it's a busy sort of day. I plan to get in some exercise at lunch (can you say 30 day shred?)... since there will literally be no other time to get in for it today... work, then in a car for 6 hours... then crashing hard right after we arrive.

My son has been at Gramma's for a week now. I have missed his energy around the house. He has an easy sense of humour and is a relaxed, very loving person. I have missed my daily hugs a great deal. But you know, I have also had a chance to get some things refocused and back in perspective with the TV not being constantly on and having the quiet time with Hubby.

We will get back from MIL's on Friday early afternoon, leaving a little downtime for me to pack up for weekend Reserve drill. I have to report @ 7:30 on Saturday at a post 2+ hours away, so I will be up around 4:30 to get there on time. Ugh. I will spend the night down there and then be home Sunday evening in time to get ready to go to bed and get up for work on Monday.

I feel a little overwhelmed by all this right now. I will be fine. I will catch the exercise as best I can. I have videos & my netbook, I can watch vids and get in my time.

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COOP9002 6/15/2010 12:01PM

    You'll be back on track before you know it. Hope your week gets better.

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DADAGINNY 6/15/2010 10:14AM

    Need anyone to feed the kittehs for you? Have a safe trip!

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PARKERB2 6/15/2010 10:08AM

    After this week, maybe you can slow down a little and relax. Hopefully you can "spark" during the week and trip Have a good day. emoticon

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Restart... day 1... and a new week.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

I didn't fall off the wagon until Thursday evening and I only stayed off, sort of, until today. So 3.5 days good last week and I got a great restart today.

It's not about perfection but taking one day at a time to rebuild ... inch by inch and row by row.

I am starting to remind myself of all the reasons I started this in the first place...
I want to be around to see my great great grandchildren... I want to have a healthy life... I want to spend as much time with my family as I can... I want to maintain fitness standards for the Army... I want to keep feeling this great.

It's just so easy to sit there and do nothing and let your body fall apart... and I had a favorite teacher in high school who wrote in my yearbook, "Never let me hear that you have taken the easy way out."

So, Ms. Patricia Ginn, this one's for you.


4 days... taken one at a time can teach you a lot.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

The last few weeks of May, my eating and exercise just fell apart. I wasn't feeling bad per se... maybe I was depressed, I really don't know. I was mostly just feeling lazy and I kinda decided I didn't want to care. Other than that... I was very busy and worn out from the crazy amount of shigella disease in the county (a full report due on EVERY person sick if they have been in contact with a known case). I nearly cried every time a new case was put on my desk.

Things have chilled out a little bit and I feel like I'm getting back into control a bit. 4 days so far, from Monday to today, have been going better. I have exercised everyday and stayed within calorie range or just a tiny bit (25 cals) over on one day.

Day by day is the only way to work this thing. Everyday of success keeps me healthy for another day... and who knows how many days on into the future.

Maintenance just continues everything that you do to lose weight... sometimes it gets hard and you just wanna quit. But by working hard to stay on track for the last few days... the exercise has gotten the soreness out of my hips, and I feel more awake and alert eating better foods.

Just 4 days has shown me why I am doing what I am doing.

Keep fighting the good fight is worth it!

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LALMEIDA 6/12/2010 5:39AM

  emoticon Thanks for sharing

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63 degrees and drizzly...

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

I went a bit over on calories today, but less than 100, so I'm not sweating it. I also got out and ran/walked at a 13 min/mile pace. It was nice and relaxed, running when I felt like it. It was enough to burn about 240 calories.

One of my favorite Enya songs, "Storms in Africa" came up on my mp3 player... and it's one of those songs that just makes me want to run... so I started running and then looked up and saw a lovely rainbow. That was so uplifting!

I have figured out that my best running weather is the low 60s and drizzly... that or in the bluster as a big storm is rolling in with the temperature dropping.

I just feel relaxed. Getting back to exercise and better control of my eating just helps me chill out about everything else in my life.

I'm looking forward to road tripping to Indiana with my friend Jess for 2 Cam LARP games over Memorial day weekend. I will have Monday off to recover from a very silly fun thing to do. We also get to meet new people which is great.

I am determined that life will be a happy thing.

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UUCEEJAY 5/20/2010 10:22PM

    I don't do running, but music certainly helps with any workout. I love that kind of weather for walking and hiking , much better than hot and sunny.

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KAYOTIC 5/20/2010 9:56AM

    What a wonderful run...and the song came at just the right time too!

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