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Here we go again

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Last year I was here and taking off the weight! Unfortunately I slipped back into an unhealthy lifestyle of smoking, sitting on my butt, and eating fast food. I gained back 20 lbs. While this site was an introduction into my own self awareness and helped with my self confidence and proving selfworth to ME, I'm back and would like to around 14 pounds. Before I concluded that I wanted to be at 120 lbs, I got down to 128 lbs and everyone constantly pointed out how skinny I was. Although they were complimenting me and they were all well meaning, I felt uncomfortable about all the attention that was drawn to my being skinny. Still I would love to learn to run. That was one goal I never achieved at my last go of this site. I would like my weight to be at 130 lbs. I would like to find more hobbies than chilling with friends (as much as I adore my friends and love hanging with them). So I'm back to my first fast break because even though I've done this before I'm starting over. Nothing wrong with that. My first goal is to log all of my food intake. ALL! This I remember being a huge help and started finding myself lazy. I can be responsible though, so I can log all of my food. Second, writing in a journal daily. This helps relieve my mental stress day to day and keeps it from building on me. Third, I'll start with my 10 minutes of daily cardio for two weeks like the site recommends. Here are my weight loss goals, which I will update/change weekly:

February 1: 144 lbs
February 8: 142 lbs
February 15: 140 lbs
February 22: 138 lbs
March 1: 136 lbs
March 8: 134 lbs
March 15: 132 lbs
March 22: 130 lbs

Woooo!!! Go team Megan!

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

REFRACTORYQUEEN 2/2/2010 5:52PM

    Awesome Nanjet. I'll totally check it out. I tried something that sounds like that before, but I never finished :( Thanks for welcoming me back guys!

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NANJET 2/1/2010 10:28PM

    Hey...welcome back!!!

If you are looking for running support...Check out the Jeff Galloway training for any lenghth of race team...The Galloway method is a run/walk method that's great for getting back into running and training for long distances...if you choose to...but it's just a great way to build endurance, burn calories and get back into running!

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JAPETE05 2/1/2010 9:28AM

    Welcome back! You can do it!!

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March Goals and Challenges

Sunday, March 01, 2009

3/1 Current:134
3/8 (Goal:132) Actual:131 (I'm so happy I met this goal!)
3/15 (Goal:130) Actual:

Week of 3/1 Challenge: Get 60 minutes of exercise in daily, even if broken down into ten minutes segments.

Week of 3/8 Challenge: Continue with previous challenge and get in five servings of fruits and veggies daily.

Week of 3/15 Challenge: Continue with previous challenges and try to find some to do at least some of my fitness minutes with me.

  
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BELIEVINGISEING 3/1/2009 7:24PM

    Very good goals. You will run when its time. Just take it one day at a time. I have to refocus and get down to business. Some days I really get to doing it but still eating too much. I need to reexamine my food portions. We will get there. Have a great and productive week. Pam

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Month 2 Goals and Measurments

Monday, February 02, 2009

So I still don't know how to run but that's ok. I'm actually able to make it through a cardio video without feeling like I'm going to die. Always a bonus. I now weigh 134 (yeay) and my current measurments are
Waist: 27"
Hips: 37"
Upper Arms: 11.5"
Thighs: 24"

For the month I would like to be able to start running up to five minutes at a time, get in at LEAST 1300 minutes of exercise, and eat five fruits and veggies everyday.

  
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BELIEVINGISEING 2/2/2009 8:58AM

    You will make it. Just give it time. You are doing great on the weight. I have started dancing for exercise, some of it anyway. It is fun and makes me feel great. If you get in 5 fruits and veggies everyday, then you are doing awesome. I need to eat more veggies. They are not my favorite LOL. Have a great day. Pam

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Round 2 Month 2 Exercise List and Extras

Monday, February 02, 2009

Day 1
Wk 1 log measurements and goals
Wk 2 60 min of light activity
Wk 3 Lower body stretching video
Wk 4 Lower body stretching video


Day 2
Wk 1 3 svgs of fruit
wk 2 6 min hips glutes and thighs video
Wk 3 Pilates Hips and thighs
Wk 4 Butt blasting workout

Day 3
Wk 1 Close-arm wall pushups 2 sets 10-15 reps
Wk 2 add a low calorie salad to 1 meal
Wk 3 Eat more Whole grains
Wk 4 Fiber fruits, veggies and whole grains

Day 4
Wk 1 3 veggie servings
Wk 2 15 min abs video
Wk 3 Blog your results
Wk 4 Pilates Abs Workout

Day 5
Wk 1 Calf raise w hop
WK 2 Lunges w ball
Wk 3 Thigh video
Wk4 Hips glutes and thighs

Day 6
Wk1 drink your recommended amount of water
Wk2 get sleep 7-8 hrs
WK3 Be active -social do something active (not the sane as excercise)
Wk4 cook at home

Day 7
Wk 1 Reverse crunch 3 sets 8-15 reps
Wk 2 15 minute walk/ or light cardio
Wk 3 3 sets of 15 back
Wk 4 post all results and buy new clothes or wear old ones.

  


Sparkperson

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Today's challenge is to create a blog entry. I thought that I would use this blog thingy more, but there's so much more freedom in my personal journal than a public blog. On the other hand, I can vent and possibly receive support when needed. So the balance shifts, I strive to reach the extra goals, and thus create blog number two.
The benefits from working out are so vast. I feel like a radiate positive energy and I don't dwell on bad things which previously caused me bad days. Take last Friday for example, the electricity went out while I was getting ready for work, my car wouldn't start, the refractory dies wouldn't pour out without massive bubbles and then I went home with Jacob drank a couple of beers and didn't do any cardio. Even still, it was a good day. His daughter is adorable so I was happy to spend time playing with her, Amy, her mother, is also always a pleasure, work didn't run late into the evening, many cases didn't come back to me and so on and so on. Before regular workouts, I would have never remembered any of the good and the bad would linger for days and could have possible ruined my weekend. Instead, I'm more balanced physically, which helps me stay balanced mentally.
Other than being more balanced, I have lost almost ten pounds now making me feel more in control of myself. This also has a radiating effect. I have felt empowered to do "normal" things that have always overwhelmed me before. For one, I'm taking a leading role in trying to find a roommate and getting the apartment organized for whomever moves in. Also, I have finally made an appointment to get my eyes examined for tomorrow. Before, even making an appointment was overwhelming, but now I feel that even if the Doctor tries to give me any grief as the last one did, I can just say, "No thanks." and leave. After all, he will be working for my money.
There are many, many more ways that I need to improve in my life, but these are tremendous strides for myself. The excitement and joy I feel just from feeling like I have control over my life does nothing but cause me to want to continue to spread these great feelings. I truly feel like a Sparkperson.

  


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