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Time to change focus.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

I'm at 134.6 pounds and have been for the last 2 weeks. My initial goal was 130 pounds. I think my body has selected the weight it is most comfortable with and what's 4.6 pounds at this stage of the game. I have gone from a size 15/16 to a size 10 and that is enough.

Now, focus shifts to the fitness part. I have all the paraphernalia I need to do this. This is my exercise plan:

1. 30 Minutes of strength building every other day,(Tues, Thurs and Sat) using dumb bells and resistance bands. Finally bought a DVD for Strength training-that should help motivate, I won't do it otherwise.
2. Walk/Jog 2 miles 3 times a week (Mon, Wed, Fri). This is something I and Hannah, the Wonder Dog enjoy and do faithfully now.
3. Walk 1 mile 2 times a week (Tues and Thurs. This is to be Hannah's walk, so NO JOGGING is to be done. Hannah needs to sniff, wander and chose the paths so she can enjoy her walks.
4. Use the balance ball for 15 minutes of stretching and balance work 2 times a week (Tues and Sat)
5. Sunday is a day of rest.

My goals are to build bone density and muscle tone, improve my endurance and strength, become more flexable and see if there is an ab hiding anywhere around my stomach area. I don't need a six pack, but it would be nice to have a little less flab!

My measurements as of 5/16/07:
Left Arm: 10 1/2
Left wrist: 6 1/2
Left thigh: 19 3/4
Left calf: 13 3/4
Left ankle: 8 1/2

Right Arm: 10 1/4
Right wrist: 6 1/2
Right thigh: 19 3/4
Right calf: 13 3/4
Right ankle: 8 1/2

Bust: 38
Waist: 33 1/2
Hips: 39

I will measure every 2 weeks, and continue to weigh every week, watch my calorie intake, remain diligent in eating healthier foods. After the Ding Dong episode I know this remains a sore spot with me.

  
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HENRYSMOM0215 5/17/2007 6:52AM

    WOW, you've done awesome! Thanks for the comment on my blog. I DO feel like i'm running miles! Now, if I just didn't light up the cigarrette as soon as I finish! You got me thinking, I have a german short haired pointer "Jack" who would love it if I walked him a few times a week.Guess it's time to try.I think you're right about finding the right weight, our bodies probably just know....di

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Death of a Musketeer

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Baskell was a running bud of mine and my future hubby, Bob, for many years, The 3 of us kicked ass, drank, partied and in general had a great ole time. Just writing this puts a smile on my face. Yep, we were something 25 years ago. You wouldn't take us home to your mother but you sure would want to hang with us.

Over time I married my Hubby and we slowly settled down into a moderately boring life. You know, house, job, 2.5 kids, a cat, a dog, the good life.

Baskell stayed the same wild, hard drinking, do it cause I can, gonna live hard, die young a leave a beautiful memory, kinda guy. We tried to keep in touch but you know how it goes; people change or people don't change and pretty soon you have gone down different paths. Oh, when we saw one another, there was a lot of hey, what you been doins and then that trip down memory lane but once all the past stories of us 3 Musketeers had been told there wasn't much else left to say. So, we'd swear to get together soon and then we'd go our different ways.

I'm sorry to say the last time I saw Baskell was a year ago at the grocery store. I was struck by how ill Baskell looked and mentioned it to him. He shrugged it off by saying you know how it is. I was in a hurry and we only talked for a couple of awkward minutes before saying bye and heading our seperate ways.

Baskell was buried yesterday. His refusal to change his lifestyle had cost him his health and ravished his body and in the end caused his death and for this I'm sorry, but Baskell lived his life the way he wanted, he was his own man and never made or accepted excuses for his behavior. So this is my mental tribute to you, Baskell: You lived hard, died young and left a beautiful memory! Luv ya!!

  


The good, the bad and the ugly

Monday, May 07, 2007

The Good!!!
Great jog/walk of 2 miles today. No the time hasn't improved still doing a 17 minute. Just can't break thru that time. But I did jog more that I walked and did 3/4 mile jog without walking. Did it the 1st mile and the 2nd mile too! And I felt great, not so beat this time. So, the jogging is looking up. So my plan is not to worry so much about how long it takes, I will work on doing the 2 miles without walking. When my stamina has built up to do that then I will start working on doing it faster.

The bad
I have 5 more pounds to drop before I reach my goal of 130. Yep, the same 5 pounds I had a week ago. The scale is stuck. I will work harder on unsticking it. Lousey scale.

The ugly
The last week has been full of cravings and battles against those cravings. Some I have won, some I have lost and some were draws.
I am binge eating on low calorie foods, sure that keeps my calorie allowance within range but it's that out of control feeling that wrecks me. I think I'm eating out of control because I have set certain foods off limits. Like chips. I am a chip fiend. Love chips. So after I eat 5 different types of low cal food I ended up eating the chips anyway. At least I weighed out 1 oz and stopped when it was gone. But I think that was because I was STUFFED from all the stuff I ate to keep from eating the chips in the first place. So from now on if I have an urge, I will do a portion size of what ever it is I'm wanting.

  


Honest with myself and feeling the blues

Monday, April 23, 2007

Read the last blog-sometimes I can just be so simple. Honest with myself, Oh, really? If I were to be honest with myself, I'd say I really want that mile high piece of chocolate cake and icecream, and throw that Baby Ruth and a large coke in with it, will you?

And, why am I jogging? Is this what I really want to do when my joints and muscles are tight and sore, even after much stretching. Or would I rather be loungeing around on the couch watching Sleepless In Seattle for the umpteenth time?

Well, the answer is - doing the right thing is not always that easy. I'll admit a blue funk today, a mind set that's lacking in enthusiasm, but just for this little while. This will pass and tomorrow I will be grateful that I followed the right path.

Just feeling the blues- As Scarlet says-"I'll think about it tomorrow."

  
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THENOVASCOTIA 5/7/2007 12:49PM

    Urgh, some days I feel exactly the same way. It's like, "Why am I getting up at 4:30 to go to the gym when I've had 4 hours of sleep and feel like I just got run over by a truck?"

I do believe that some days are just meant to be spent laying around, watching movies whose lines you know by heart, and eating whatever you freaking feel like. I always have battles with myself (over just about everything), and it's either really motivating, or really depressing.

Congrats on sticking with it! (and thanks for commenting on my page :)

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Just can't cheat here!

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Isn't this site amazing! Being able to track everything I put in my mouth, track if I've been good or bad on exercise means I have to be responsible to myself. Believe me that made a big difference in my progress.

I can't tell any little white lies. Yes tasting that spaghetti sauce 10 times does have calories and yep it will add weight. Counting out those jelly beans, instead of quessing, adding the exact info for a food that is not in the tracker, doing the full 2 miles instead of 1 and 3/4 miles.

SparkPeople keeps me honest with myself!

  


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