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Feeling the burn, losing the inches.

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Lost .4 lbs this week, but I cannot be discouraged. I have lost a few inches in my chest and thighs. I can feel it in my jeans when I put them on. Of course I would be happier though to see the scale move some more. I took home the award for the best loser at my support group today for June so I will celebrate that success and keep moving forward. I am hoping that this strength training will pay off soon with some fat burning muscle! Today I told my coach that I have decided that squats are the work of the devil, therefore, It would be against my religion as a christian to do any more. LOL wish me luck, he is a tough guy and doesn't take any crap, which is just what I need!

  
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FITFRANNIEK 7/2/2010 8:16PM

    haha! your comment about squats made me chuckle because they are actually my FAVORITE exercise. Probably over time you will learn to love them to because they are such a great total body workout! have fun!

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WESELLFORCANCUN 7/2/2010 8:08AM

    Congrats on the June award sis you look fabulous! Your my inspiration right now to get off my butt and get working! Keep up the good work! emoticon

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Learning as I go.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Tomorrow is weigh-in day and I am so unsure of how things are going. My scale isn't moving much, but I can see and measure a difference over the last 2 weeks and I have definately taken the first step in strength training and toning. I just hope the scale doesn't stop moving and discourage me from keeping it up. I am so worried about building muscle and putting ON a pound instead of taking one off! Coach says to eat a little more too and of course, that is hard to do because I don't want to see that gain. Strugglin' but moving on! Wish me luck!

  
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BECKYAD 7/1/2010 3:22PM

    It will be okay and It will balance out in do time. Just remember that as long as you know that the gaining is from muscle and not from fat...It's a good thing.

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Thanks fitness tracker! Down another size!

Monday, June 28, 2010

I have a love/hate relationship with my fitness tracker. I love the results, but hate the work! LOL Dreading every minute of fitness and putting it off until the last thing before bed sometimes, but feeling so great when I pick up my jeans and think to myself "I still can't believe these things fit me. They look so small compared to what I used to wear." Then I put them on and they button and zip with ease. Thanks to SparkPeople and my friends and family who keep me going!

  
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BECKYAD 7/1/2010 3:16PM

    I know...It's crazy huh? I haven't lost as much as you but, The little that I have lost has put me in a size that I haven't wore since 2008. I'm lovin every minute of it. I can't wait to see us a year from now. Stay strong and Proud...Your doing AwEsoMe Peggy!!!!

XOXO Becky

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Sticking to the plan.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

So far I am suprising myself by sticking to my new fitness plan. I started with some small and managable workouts and I consulted a professional. I think that those two things really helped. I am not really looking forward to the task yet, but I know it is neccessary and I think it will get better as I educate myself more about fitness. I remember starting the task of losing weight 7 months ago now and how impossible that seemed at the time. Now 81 lbs lighter, I have settled into some healthier eating habits that are like 2nd nature to me and I hope the fitness will become the same way. I'll keep looking for things that I enjoy and incorporating them into working out, along with the neccessary evils! LOL

  
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-POLEDANCEGIRL- 6/27/2010 8:34PM

    WOW!!! That is awesome!!

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_COSMOPAULATAN_ 6/27/2010 8:33PM

    81 pounds in 7 months? WHOA!!!

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Starting a fitness plan at 280 lbs is not easy, but here's the plan.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

I purchased the Biggest Loser 30 Day Jump Start workout dvd. It is a series of 10 minute daily workouts for 30 days to get you started. The 10 minutes flew by while I had my mp3 going and it wasn't FUN, but it was certainly tolerable and pretty easy to do considering all the exercises had a modification if you were uncomfortable jumping or lifting anything too high. I actually broke a sweat (which I hate, lol) but I felt good when I was done and I am looking forward to another 10 minutes tomorrow. The dvd menu is simply labled for each week and day of the week for the 4 weeks. I followed this with a simple 10 minutes of toning on my stability ball. Not bad. I'll report to my trainer today and get his feedback and we'll see what tomorrow brings. For today though, I took the first step into the dark world of working out and I'm proud of myself.

  
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JOANHOUSE 6/25/2010 9:38AM

    Good for you!! I am having trouble starting an exercise plan. You are motivating me to get started.

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DROBLROB 6/24/2010 8:06AM

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SLIGHTLYBRAINY 6/23/2010 10:42AM

    That is very exciting. Go at your pace, we all have to start somewhere, but the great news is that YOU STARTED!!! Congratulations..... Terri =)

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ALICOTTER 6/23/2010 10:02AM

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I was over 350 lbs and a size 5 X or 38 almost 3 years ago when I started working out seriously. At that time I could do only 10 mins on the elliptical without stopping and taking a rest.

Things do get easier as time goes buy and you will be surprised at what you once thought was impossible become cool.

Don't be afraid to try anything just because of your size. Don't get discouraged if you can't do it at first. Do what you can. Can only get to your knees when you bend over when you start, thats ok. Keep trying. Push yourself a little more every time. Inch below the knee great. Before you know it you will get to your toes. It is all about small steps.

You can do it.



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ROSIE204 6/23/2010 10:02AM

    You should be so proud of yourself! 10 minutes at a time worked wonders for me! I know what you mean by the breaking a sweat thing, I still hate it, but I know it's for the good of my health. Good luck and continued success to you!!!!!!!!

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BECKYAD 6/23/2010 9:57AM

    I'll take a Copy Please :)

I need a little "Jump Start" to get me into the right direction...and off of the couch Would be a good thing. (lol)

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FAYE000 6/23/2010 9:35AM

    Great! I am proud of you too! emoticon

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JESAK327 6/23/2010 9:22AM

  Good for you! Keep it up.

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