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2011 Update

Sunday, February 06, 2011

Hello everybody! It's been quite a while since I've been back here. I keep trying to get back into the groove of things but I just can't seem to get the ball rolling. I plan to join the gym again soon. I need to manage my time better. I started a new job last June and now I've been working some late hours, 12-8:30. It's thrown off my routine a lot. I hate eating a late dinner and I'm not a morning person so I have to learn to wake up early to get my fitness on. While this may not be challenging to others, it is to me. I prefer working out later in the day but not too late, i.e. 9 pm. :-/ Hopefully it'll all work out for me. I know I'm going to have to put in a lot of effort to get started again. In the meantime I have managed to maintain my weight. I always seem to linger around the mid 180's, however this is still not acceptable or even healthy. I will try and keep you all updated on my progress. emoticon

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PHAT.GIRL 2/7/2011 11:35PM

    Thanks ladies!

Good luck on your 10k, Violet!

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    Great to see you back! I know what you mean about not being a morning person. There's no way I can make it to the gym on a regular basis, so paying that much money a month isn't worth it to me, even though I would LOVE to be able to go! Wish you the best of luck, I know you can get into the swing of things!!

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    nice to see you back! I haven't been doing so hot either. But I gotta get my butt into gear since myfirst 10K is this Sunday. I've been training a little, but no where near where I should this week I gotta bring my A game!!


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PHAT.GIRL 2/6/2011 2:33PM

    Yes, that's a good idea. I should set a goal! Thanks for the motivation! :)

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READY4CHANGE81 2/6/2011 2:30PM

    I can relate to NOT being a morning person!! :-) I have to workout in the evening during the week. I have to get up at 5:30 for work so there's no way I can get up an hour and a half before that to workout! LOL

I think each person is different and you have to do what works for you!!

Maybe you can make one goal this week that you want to tackle? Like going to the gym three times. Once you get there- you'll be able to get back in the routine. :-)

Good luck! you can do it!

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March update

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Just celebrated another bday on March 20th. emoticon lol jk 27 years old now. Yep. I plan to make 27 look good! emoticon lol

I have been dating a new guy. Well not new to me actually. We went to high school together and reconnected on FB. We've been dating for about 4 months now. That's where most of my time has been spent.

I'm still working out but trying to make it a regular thing again. I took my bday week off. lol Shouldn't be an excuse but ahh well, it's already been done. lol But I'm still going at it. I managed to work my way up to 186 lbs. again but I'm determined to lose it. emoticon

Oh and Spring is here!! Yessssss. Love it!

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PHAT.GIRL 3/24/2010 10:32AM

    Thank you!

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SALINA78 3/23/2010 6:44PM

    Happy Birthday!!!
Good for you on getting back at this!

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PHAT.GIRL 3/23/2010 4:18PM

    Thank u. I counted last week as my bday week. lol Back to the gym now! emoticon

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PSYCHABOO 3/23/2010 4:05PM

    Happy birthday week!!

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Idk about this diet...

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Ok, so I posted some things on Facebook about how I'm going to get back to diet and exercise, etc. An old high school friend messaged me about a diet she had gone on in which she lost 50 lbs. in about 3-4 months. I had noticed her pictures before in which she had lost a lot of weight and noticed how good she looked. I never asked her how she did it, I just assumed it was diet and exercise.

Anyway, back to the diet. She tells me she went to a doctor who does a special diet in which you also have to take a hunger suppressant. I'm no fan of quickie diets or taking pills and such. But out of curiosity I told her to go ahead and give me the phone number and address. I asked her what the diet consisted of and she said the doctor puts you on a 1200 calorie diet. The first month you eat nothing but fruits and veggies. The next month you are allowed to add in some carbs. He also requires you to walk 2 miles everyday.

Hmm, sounds a bit crazy to me. Not so much the calorie intake restriction because mine (according to SP) should be between 1200-1550 calories. But just the part about eating nothing but fruits and veggies! I need my carbs, which is probably why I am where I am now. lol That right there turned me off. I know what I can and can't do and I already know I won't be able to eat only fruits and veggies for a month. A co-worker of mine went on a three day fruit and veggie body cleansing thing and I said "no thanks" to that.

I'm still thinking about this. I'm not sure if this would even be something good to do or not.


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    Well I think you SHOULD do this diet...but only part of it....

The only part of this diet you should do is the 2 mile walk each day! :) I think that'll help anyone. Other than that, there's no way someone can survive healthfully on fruits and veggies.


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PHAT.GIRL 3/3/2010 5:50PM

    Thanks, ladies. I already leave whites out of my meals, whether watching my weight or not. I'm already used to eating wheat and whole grains.

I don't think I'll be trying this diet. I'm not a big fan of diets anyway. I already lost 30 lbs. with SP last year (even though I gained 20 back). So I know I can do this again!


And besides, like I said, I can't not have carbs. That's just crazy. I'm not a emoticon. lol

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SAPAH27 3/3/2010 5:45PM

    I friend of mine did this same type of diet after 3 weeks she got weak and had a constant headache so she added the starchy carbs back in and felt better.She did lose like 18lbs in the 3 weeks but gained half back within a week.You can eat anything in moderation.

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SKYWATCHERRS 3/3/2010 5:40PM

    First rule: diets don't work because they are about denying you certain foods. Healthy eating plans work because they allow you to have nutritious foods from EVERY food group.

Second rule: any diet that tells you that you can't have carbs is bad.

Your brain DEPENDS on carbs to run well and be efficient. You don't want brain-drain, do you?

Third - there are carbohydrates in fruits and veggies. What this doc is doing is limiting your starchy carbs like potatoes, whole grains, and bread.

While limiting starches can help with weight loss, you do need SOME of those things to be healthy. So any "diet" that tells you no is not a healthy eating plan.

I would strongly encourage you NOT to do this. I would encourage you to eat what you know is healthy for you, eat your starchy carbs in moderation, and not follow any crazy "diet".

Fact is, whole grains like whole wheat bread, oatmeal, shredded wheat help you LOSE weight when eaten in the correct portions.

Just cut your big WHITES. White pasta, white rice, white flour.

You will do fine without the pills and restrictions on food.

One last thing - your friend may have lost a lot of weight on this "diet", but once she starts eating starchy carbs again and eating more than 1200 calories a day, she may gain most of it back because she has not learned how to eat nutritiously. She's just learned how to restrict her food to achieve weight loss in that particular way. It's not sustainable.

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I've been gone for a while

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Well, seeing as the background on my page is still Fall leaves, I can see I've been gone for too long. I'm thinking since October when I wrote the last blog.

So I've been way off track for a while now. No exercise, not eating right - nada. I've been putting the weight thing off for a long time. I guess I don't want to think about it. But not thinking about it has gotten me to where I am now. 183 lbs from 167 lbs. Nothing fits, just my fat clothes that were starting to fit me big. Ugh!!!! I need to seriously stop what I'm doing. I don't know what it's going to take to get my ass in gear. I was doing so well last year and then I hit this huge bump. It's like I don't like that my clothes aren't fitting, I don't like the way I feel or look, and yet I keep on stuffing my face and being lazy.

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CLOTHEDINLOVE 12/28/2009 8:29PM

    HEY! i think a lot of it is cooler weather and HOLIDAYS.

my hubs and i just decided 3 days ago that we're calling new years early, and starting fresh. since our wedding in october, we've both put on just a little bit of weight, and we're cutting it short NOW!

16 pounds. that's what it is. and you are soooo much stronger than that 16 pounds.

one day at a time, lady! you can do this again. last spring i was able to run almost 2 miles. now i'm back at a 1/4 of a mile.

i think second chances are almost easier because you KNOW you can do the work it takes. and you can do it again.

i'd wish you good luck, but all you need is you. and when that isn't enough, there are thousands of sparkers right with you.

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Fall, exercise, and gains

Friday, October 16, 2009

First off, I LOVE Fall. It's my 2nd favorite season after Spring. I think the weather in these two seasons is just lovely. Not too cold, not too hot, just right! So I'm excited. Something about Fall makes me happy, maybe it's the upcoming holidays, idk. Either way, sooo loving this season. emoticon

I started exercising again this week (more than 1 day a week lol). I actually got in 3 days this week! Whoo hoo! It's like I'm starting all over again or something. I remember when I used to do 5 days a week, idk if I can again but I'll try! I hadn't strength trained in a long time and boy is my body feeling it. I did alot of stuff on Wednesday and I'm still sore. Geez, I feel so out of shape. My muscles are in a state of shock. lol They haven't been worked in so long. I also realized that I'm not even halfway to the goal I had set in the beginning of the year with my SparkAmerica fitness minutes. emoticon I don't like not reaching my goals. I guess I just didn't plan on getting lazy again and not working out. Ah well, I know I can't workout the rest of the 5,000 minutes in these last 3 months but I'll do as much as I can. emoticon

I've been gaining weight like crazy. I am currently at 180! Just this week I gained 3 lbs. despite my working out. I know I could eat better but I know it's not just the eating. I have an inkling that it's partly due to ''the pill''. I've been on it once before a while back but didn't really pay attention. This is my 2nd week on it again. I know some women claim to gain weight from it. I think that's the case with me because 3 lbs. in 1 week? Yea, that's never happened to me. I know 3 lbs. isn't major but what if it's another 3 lbs. next week? I don't think I'll be on it much longer because this is already frustrating me.

Anyway, I'll be on SP more now so expect to hear from me again soon!

Have a great weekend!


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MYSOLDIERSWIFE 10/16/2009 5:34PM

    i know what you mean about getting lazy-- i got half way to my goal and then sort of... quit- i'm trying to get re-motivated myself too. i guess i thought that since i was 146 that was good enough- i'm still the lightest i've been in years... not so- i still want to see what i look like without the giggle!

and about the pill- i have always had major problems wiht weight when on hormonal BC-- have you considered an IUD? i know some people consider then scary- but i have had mine for a year and the last one between the boys i had to two years. i didn't have any problems and it's as effective as getting your tubes tied-- plus not having to remember to take it all the times is really good for me... and having it put in wasn't any worse then getting a pap done. anyway- just a thought. good luck! and we're here for you!

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SALINA78 10/16/2009 4:28PM

    I'm glad to hear you are getting back into it. It is SO hard to get going again after a "lazy spell". I know how that is!
We can do this!
We deserve to see our goals!!!

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