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Thursday, July 26, 2007

Today I weighed in at 127.4 (lost a pound) and lost half an inch in the neck. No other inches lost, but they seem to be remaining the same most of the time. Clothes are still fitting differently though, which is a good thing!

Since my weight loss plan began ultimately in October of 06 (with some stopping points) I have lost a total of 5 pounds, 2 inches in my waist, and 2 inches in my hips.

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KIMANDTONY 7/28/2007 1:10AM

    I am so sorry that I didn't check in on you Thursday. It has been a crazy week and guarenteed to get crazier. I am so excited about your 1 lb loss! My weigh in is this morning (it's after midnight). We just got home from the play The Sound of Music. It was so good and the kids loved it.
I am going to get into bed...congrats again!!!

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Not feeling motivated

Saturday, July 21, 2007

So this week's weigh in was a slight disappointment. I gained a few ounces to 128.4 I am attributing this to my workout program that has a lot of upper body weights, and I also went to a lunch and had pasta. I know that sounds funny, but it's a little heavier than I normally eat, even though I didn't clean my plate, there were veggies, and it was lite sauce. Oh well....so I didn't even really keep up with my workout program this week. I was going strong Monday and Tuesday, and then I stopped. Not sure what is going on, but I think part of it is getting home late from work. I also started my voice lessons last Sunday and I'm trying to figure out how to get my practicing in after work too. I'm not being successful with this! So I may have to think about doing workouts in the morning before work, which I'm not a huge fan of. Then my AC practically went out, so was waiting on the guy to finally come fix it, and it was just too hot on Thursday. And Friday just didn't happen either. Had a migraine. So...I hate to make excuses- but I am going to have to pick myself up again and start over. I keep track of my workouts on WOWY and today is my "rest" day, but since I've had three days of rest, I'm going to make myself workout today. Have to!
I swapped my workout videos with another girl at work, so I'll have some new things to do, which is cool. Ok, time to get ready for my day as I have a million things to do!

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KIMANDTONY 7/24/2007 3:30PM

    I think we all feel this way at some point. There are days that I simply do not want to go do a mile before work...but I make myself do it anyway. I understand the part about how you don't feel sucessful on trying to juggle everything. That is so me. I try to juggle my full time job, doing my exercise, keeping up my responsibilities in the house, and going to school 3 nights a week. It is hard and I don't feel sucessful at it. So I am sympathizing with you right now.
Anyway, you know I am here if you need me.
Love ya,

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Thursday, July 12, 2007

It's been awhile since I've written. I am back to normal life now. Went on a mini vacation to Maryland, drove over to Delaware to go to the beach, and to Philadelphia to see a King Tut exhibit. Had a good time and it was good to be away from work.

Today I weighed in, not sure of what I would be at since I haven't really had a chance to work out on a regular basis since the week of the fourth. I am down just a little to 127.8 but it's something! I was able to keep up with my diet for most of the time I was traveling, minus a few times, but I think I did pretty well. I even bought my new videos with me, but didn't get to them.

I started back this week with a sort of new program. Slim Express which combines some new 30 minute videos with the longer programs that you use after Slim in 6. So I'm hoping this will get me out of my exercise rut and I can get back to working out strong.

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KIMANDTONY 7/13/2007 7:22PM

    Congratulations on your weight loss! Every little bit counts! Keep it up and hope next week is better at work. Good luck with your new exercise program.

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Interesting Book

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Earlier I talked about a book I was reading called The Body Shape Solution to Weight Loss. I would certainly recommend this to read. Apples are prone to cardiovascular problems, diabetes Type 2, and usually should not use hormone treatment for birth control or menopause. The more weight you lose around your waist will allow you to avoid getting these diseases, but each person is different. Pears usually don't have as many health problems, but it did say that once they enter menopause, that pears can develop into apples and gain more weight around their waist.

Was going to go downtown to DC to see fireworks- I'm in Maryland right now. BUT it is now raining and hailing! Don't think it's going to happen!

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KIMANDTONY 7/6/2007 9:42PM

    Hope you have a great trip! Good to hear that I shouldn't have too many health issues, but my joints are awful!!

I got my new knee brace today! Finally! I am about to test it out and do a mile.
Be careful coming home!


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Thoughts and frustrations

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Haven't written in awhile but it's been a really rough week at work. Been feeling rather depressed. I just feel like I'm so trapped where I work. I did have a conversation with my boss on Thursday and told him that I want to go back to the job I was doing before this. Talked to some people from my old department, but it's really no guarantee that I can go back. I'm afraid they won't want me to since I left them in March. I'm looking outside the company I work for, but there is really nothing of interest right now. Not wanting to go backwards, but sometimes I'm just so tempted to leave this company and go work for like Gap or something, you know? I just don't think a job should make you feel like jumping off a roof! So even though I felt better about telling them, now it's like they are expecting me to leave? And what happens if I can't get my "old" job back? I have no idea. It's stressing me out right now. I have to have a job because we need the money and we are in the midst of paying debt off. Can't afford things on my husband's salary. Wish he wouldn't be so lazy too- why can't he try to get something that pays more? They always pay men more than women and I just feel like I'm always trying to get more and a better job and he just continues on his lazy way at the same job for 8 or 9 years. Do you know he hasn't had a raise in almost 4 years? How ridiculous is that?? And it's taken me 4 years to get to where I am in pay and I still haven't reached his level. So I'm just venting because I feel so frustrated! I've been somewhat depressed about this and haven't even been reaching my calorie levels. I guess it's better than over eating, but still not healthy.

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KIMANDTONY 7/2/2007 5:41PM

    I know that is really frustrating. I am hoping that they give you your old job back or that you find something that you will like even better. When God shuts a door, he opens a window every time. Hang in there. I know that you get frustrated at your guy for being in the same job for so many years without any raises, but maybe he is happy there, and sometimes you can't put a price on that. (Just playing devil's advocate) As for the not making your calories, you need to make yourself make your calories in a healthy way. You won't lose weight if you don't. If you need me, you know I am here for you.

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