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Finally hit bottom

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Well I let myself go. For months on end. I had just lost motivation. I didn't hardly exercise. I didn't care what I was eating. And I paid for it by gaining 30 lbs. Stepping on those scales and seeing that aweful number just horrified me. It was like a hard slap in the face. This is the biggest I've ever been in my life. Even when I was pregnant with my last baby I wasn't this large. And I've realized that was it. I hit bottom. Hard!

But now I have picked myself up, dusted myself off and recommitted myself to losing this weight. I know it won't be easy and I know that I'm going to have ups and downs but I'm not going to let them stop me this time. I'm going to be more diligent on watching what I eat, I'm going to use the food tracker so I can keep track of what I'm eating and I'm going to make an honest effort to exercise at least every other day.

This happened on Thursday. When I stepped on those scales. I normally don't weigh myself more then once a week but on a whim I stepped on them on Monday. I had to do it several times cause I didn't believe what I was seeing. In just 4 days of reducing my calorie and fat intake and getting daily exercise I had lost 9 lbs. Blew my socks off! And I thought, if I can do that in 4 days. What can I accomplish in a week? In a month? In a year?

Look out world, here I come!


getting back on track

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Well I slipped into my old habits for about a week. Let myself get lazy, stopped exercising, not caring too much what I ate. Put a couple pounds back on. Seeing that number on the scale was like a splash of cold water in the face. And I'm like, omg what am I doing to myself. So as of yesterday starting working out again. Getting my hour in every day. And being more concious about what I'm putting in my mouth. I noticed also that since I wasn't working out that I wasn't drinking the full 8 cups of water that I was supposed to be drinking. Was only about 5. So that's changed too cause I drink most of a full 20 oz bottle of water during and right after my workout.

I want to lose weight. I want to be thin again. I want more energy. I want to look and feel better.

I am going to lose weight, be thin again, have more energy and look and feel great. I am going to do it!


workout buddy

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Wow what a difference it makes. Having somebody to work out with. It used to be that when I'd go down to do my workout, I'd take my walkman with me and listen to a cd while I walked on the treadmill. But even with the music to keep me company it was still boring. And there's nothing to look at outside except the occasional person walking by or maybe some kids playing out there. But then last week I met the most amazing person. She lives here in the same complex as me just a different building. We got to talking while we walked. Well ok I walked, she ran. But we found out we have so much in common. We've become friends and we've met down there 3 times now. I have something to look forward to when I go down. And we support each other. We both have those feelings where we don't want to go, but we know we need to and knowing that the other person is going to be there motivates us to get off our butts and go. Already I'm looking forward to tomorrow when I can go meet her again and workout together. I need to find out if she's got a computer and internet access and tell her about this site. I know she'd love it like I do.

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MAMALOSER 4/24/2008 4:30PM

    whoo hooo you go girl!!

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Went for an actual walk today, oooh boy

Thursday, March 06, 2008

No treadmill for me today. My oldest (who is 14 and homeschooled) was complaining that he was boooored. I told him, you're bored cause you need to get ouside and you haven't been. So I said, ok that's it, we're going for a walk together today. So over breakfast we talked about where to go. We settled on walking down to Target at Gateway Mall, because I had an item to return and it'd save me bus fare. I mapquested it and it's about 1.6 miles from here.

So it was a longer walk then I thought it'd be. Going over the overpass that goes over I-5 had me huffing and puffing but the view up there was nice. We could see the mountains in the distance with snow on them. You could also see the new hospital being built over at Riverbend. So it took us about 35 minutes to walk to Target. I didn't record the walking in the store and through Gateway. We stopped at the food court for lunch. I stuck with just a 6 inch chicken teriyaki sub from Subway, no sauces and lots of veggies. No chips and only water to drink. So proud of myself for that.

Then we headed back. Took longer to get back, about 40 minutes cause we were both tired. At least the weather was nice. A walk like this is not something I'd do all the time but it was a nice change of pace and plus my son and I got to spend some quality time together.


Decided to do a change of pace today

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

As I was walking down the stairs and heading over to the fitness room at my apt complex, I decided I'd mix it up a bit to give me a better workout. After my stretches I hopped on the treadmill.

I always start out slow and gradually build up over the course of a couple minutes to my normal speed of 2.5 which is a 24 min/mile. Normally I walk on a 0% incline. But today after 5 minutes I increased the incline to 1%. 5 minutes after doing that, I increased it to 2%. Another 5 minutes, up to 3%. And I am feeling the burn in my legs, oh boy! I don't dare go any higher, I think the muscles in my legs would shred apart. lol

So after 5 minutes on 3%, I reduced it back down to 2% for 5 minutes, then back down to 1% for 5 minutes and by then I'd been on the treadmill for a half hour. Then I spent 10 minutes walking normally at 0% and then the last 5 minutes I gradually slowed down the speed like I normally do to give my body a nice cool down. 45 minutes total.

Those 5 minutes at 3% were so hard, I was counting every second. I would of enjoyed it more if the batteries in my cd player hadn't gone out. :P lol


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