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Staying Serious Week 2 Day 8-Goals for the week

Sunday, October 25, 2009

I was truly trying not to break my emoticon this morning. I think it may not be accurate. It kept giving me different readings and I was getting really annoyed. But I finally went with 292 which makes me -7lbs for my first week! Not bad, eh? emoticon

This is how I feel emoticon

I am thinking about my goals for this week. I will put what I'm thinking of thus far. I may add to it on tomorrow's blog.

1)Go from drinking a minimum of 8 glasses to 9 glasses of water-I pretty much did this last week anyway with the exception of one day I believe.
2)Exercise 5-6x's this week to alternate between BL High Intensity and Boot Camp workouts.
3)Gym 1x this week, possibily 2x's depending on how Saturday goes w/it being Halloween. Might get my workout chasing my preschooler!
4)4-5 f/v a day. This proved to be a little bit of a challenge for me this past week. So I want to get another week under my belt before I up it any more! I know that this & water truly aided me in the weight I lost. I think it helped get the excess water out of my system!

I will think on this some more. Right now my mind's a blank.

Don't forget to DO YOU this week. YOU ARE WORTH IT! Check out this link:

WE CAN DO THIS emoticon

Here's to a GREAT SERIOUS WEEK! emoticon


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GLM19566 10/26/2009 1:17PM

    Congratulations -Doing so wonderful emoticon emoticon

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TRAVELNISTA 10/25/2009 9:54PM

    emoticon doing the emoticon Happy dance with ya!

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MOMMA48 10/25/2009 8:13PM

    Super congrats to you, Simone! What a fantastic weight loss and one to be super happy and proud of! Way to Go!!
emoticon to you!
emoticonYour Special Bud & Leader at "Stressed Out Moms/Women Gettin' Healthy" Who Wishes You a Great Week Ahead!

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2ABETRLIFE 10/25/2009 7:03PM

    Great weight loss for the week and great goals. You are on the right track; don't you dare stop now! LOL

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PINKNFITCARLA 10/25/2009 5:48PM

    Wow, you did great your first getting serious week. You go girl! 7 lbs is awesome and you deserve every one of them :-)

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 10/25/2009 5:08PM

    You're doing GREAT my friend. YOU are worth it! Keep up the good work. Love ya, Dawn

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NANCY1204 10/25/2009 4:09PM

    Keep it up emoticon

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BABY_GIRL69 10/25/2009 3:12PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticonon your success!


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SUSAN134 10/25/2009 11:20AM

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Excellent! Having the goals set is really important too....You WILL DO this! I know it!!!

Keep it up!


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AMANDAMUGNSTIK 10/25/2009 11:14AM

    Way to go on the weight loss! Good goals too. I have one spot on the floor where I always put the scale and it seems very accurate. I had to put it on our laminate floors because the hardwood gave me different readings.

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THEQUEENBEE333 10/25/2009 10:45AM

    My scale does that sometimes too, but other days is consistent. Maybe they have a moody cycle too! LOL. Good job on the weight loss... even if it varies a bit, you are making progress! Way to go! Keep up the great work!

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Continual Serious Focus-Day 7-Mixed with moderation

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Ok, this morning I hopped on the box with the telling numbers aka emoticon and it said I was down another 1.5! Now my official Weigh In (WI)day is Sunday but this means that as of this past Sunday I've lost 6.5lbs!!!! I am so proud of myself and the major adjustments I made in my life/attitude this week.

I worked out 7/7 days this week-I don't remember ever having done this in the past! Last night while I was at the gym, I did 30 min on the treadmill, a little strengthening, then I did another 10 minutes on the eliptical. You don't know what a mental fight that was with myself. But thanks to my iPod Shuffle, I was able to work through the pain and not stare at the time left! Then I did 15 more minutes on the treadmill.

Today I did my BL workout as I have some shopping to do this evening and have a feeling I'll be too pooped to exercise late this evening.

It is wonderful for me to see the changes in myself this week. I'm soo soo proud of myself and what I've accomplished. I realize it's only been one week since I GOT SERIOUS. The plan is to continue to stay serious. I need watch what I am eating and find that delicate balance between eating like there's no tomorrow and starving myself. And I truly feel like I'm right in the middle and achieving that balance!

I am so thankful for everyone who's replied to my blogs this week, sent me goodies and left me comments on my Sparkpage. You all gave me the strength to keep on keepin on and to STAY SERIOUS!

Now, I want to challenge you all to give your weight loss journey your very best efforts. You deserve it and your body won't let you down in the long run. So DO YOU!


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TRAVELNISTA 10/25/2009 2:30PM

    I am soooooooooooooooo proud of you! I agree we all have to stay serious. Our lives depend on it as many of us have realized this past weekend. We can no longer put things off and say, "I will start tomorrow." We have to start NOW!

Let's all stay serious and focused together! emoticon emoticon

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MARIADALE 10/25/2009 9:06AM

    "Ride on! Rough-shod if need be, smooth-shod if that will do, but ride on! Ride on over all obstacles, and win the race!"
Charles Dickens

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 10/25/2009 2:35AM

    I am so very proud of you my friend. SERIOUS is what you are and what you are inspiring me to be! Keep up the good work and LEAD THE WAY! Love ya, Dawn emoticon emoticon

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SANN88 10/25/2009 12:02AM

    Wow! Congratulations! Reading your blog really made me realize that I need to step up my game. I should be working out morning and night too and I hope that you keep it up!!!

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SHIRLEYDILLARD 10/24/2009 11:03PM

    WOW! What a week.

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MOMMA48 10/24/2009 10:55PM

    I so love it, Simone! Love your blog and congrats on the fantastic weight loss! Keep at it and stay determined -- you're doing wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Be proud, my friend!
emoticon You deserve it and so much more!
emoticonYour Special Bud & Leader at "Stressed Out Moms/Women Gettin' Healthy" and who thinks you're doing the best!! Love it!!!!!

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MARATHONGIRL29 10/24/2009 10:49PM

    Way to go. Keeo up the good work. You are doing great. What an awesome job. When you said you were going to get serious you meant it. You deserve it. emoticon

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2ABETRLIFE 10/24/2009 10:45PM

    emoticon What a week you've had!

The music really does help on the eliptical and treadmill. They can be so boring and the work seems so hard, but just the right music helps you to find more energy when you thought you had nothing left.

Keep it up! You are doing amazing!

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THEQUEENBEE333 10/24/2009 10:09PM

    Great job! WOO HOOO!!!!

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DESERTBLOOM21 10/24/2009 10:04PM

    You are a rockstar, plain and simple. You're doing so amazingly well, and I'm glad you're proud of yourself, because we're all proud of you too!

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BABY_GIRL69 10/24/2009 9:30PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonI KNEW you had it in you!!


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PEDIPOD 10/24/2009 6:57PM

    COngrats on this terrific loss!! That is spectacular that you were able to work that hard so consistently and peel off some more excess!! GREAT for you!!!!!!

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LINDYPOWER 10/24/2009 6:49PM

    WHOA, what an inspiration you are. I keep putting off signing up with Ballys. My income ceases in three weeks. But for $89 a year, I get to go 1.5 miles from here to swim, sauna, jacuzzi and do my chiropractor wont allow me to work out yet. Still with no oil in the tank, it is a place to keep warm. I MUST DO THIS. Someone gave me two boxes of food so this is a trade-off....I am going to do this tomorrow while there is still a few hundred left in my life savings. My weight and health come first. The lighting company can wait.
thanks so much for your pep talk. in loving kindness, Linda

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On the SERIOUS warpath!! Day 6

Friday, October 23, 2009

Well my boss just offered me half of her bacon, egg & cheese burrito and I said NO! Go me!!! I am not really hungry. I ate a banana on the way into work about 6am. Then I ate some banana nut Cheerios when I got here just after 7am. It's now 930 and I'm still ok.

Another happy moment was last night. I had worked out 4 days thus far. TOM is visiting and I was like, I just want to lay down. NOPE. I got my tail up and did the 25 min BL Low Intensity workout! I was SO proud of myself emoticon

emoticon here I come!!

So yesterday I had 9 glasses of water, did my workout, paid attention to hunger. My f/v's ?? I believe I did get my 4 in for the day!

WOOHOO! I want this SO bad! I know I can do it.

WE ALL CAN DO THIS!!! emoticon

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TRAVELNISTA 10/24/2009 9:39AM

    Got nervous there my friend. I thought someone or something set you back. Happy to see the warpath is directed to your seriousness of your journey! emoticon emoticon

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PINKNFITCARLA 10/24/2009 12:05AM

    Good for you! Bad boss, LOL. Two of the girls in the office are working hard to lose weight. One has lost 60 pounds and is now wearing all my XL scrubs I gave her (I had SO many-literally like 40 tops and 20 bottoms). She's almost in my larges and all the mediums I bought myself are now way too big! I bought 2 small sets and they fit! The other has just started her journey and is doing so well. We are supporting each other and the other half of the staff is not. Today every single person one of them was munching on cheese curls or potato chips and offering us some. I went and made some 94% FF popcorn and drizzled it with EVOO and Mrs. Dash's Chili Limi seasoning. I actually enjoyed it and didn't want what they had. We CAN do this! Great job doing your work out even when you didn't feel your best! Em, Meg and I just got back from a 3 mile walk (told you we go late, LOL). Hope to catch up with you soon!

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MARATHONGIRL29 10/23/2009 8:17PM

    Way to go. Sounds like you are making great progress. Keep up the good work

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2ABETRLIFE 10/23/2009 7:49PM

    emoticon emoticon Thanks for the motivating and encouraging post!
Cathi in IL

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SKINNIKKI 10/23/2009 2:10PM

    WOW! I'm caught up with your blogs now. You are in the zone and I'm very happy for you. You keep it up. I haven't been able to exercise this week and haven't wanted to, but this blog in particular has me saying - Snap out of it and go do it!!! So before going home today, I'll try a walk/run around the office park.

I'm very proud of you. Keep it up!

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NPA4LOSS 10/23/2009 1:20PM

    Great Job!!Hang in there you are going to make it!!! emoticon

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SUCCESSNMOTION 10/23/2009 12:59PM

    Chicka, you are rocking :) Sounds like you are woman on a mission. Just remember when someone hands you something and you are full about all the fitness minutes you are going to have to do to get that out of you. :)

Lots of Love and have a great weekend :)
Jennifer aka nvisable2you

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 10/23/2009 11:57AM

    I am so glad that you are going after the gold ring my friend. You're serious and it shows. I am inspired by you! Keep on sparking my friend. I'm getting serious right behind you. Lead on my dear! Love, Dawn emoticon emoticon

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BETHSHEALTH 10/23/2009 10:24AM

    Way to go!

One of the guys here got depressed last night and brought in donuts today for everyone. Bad boy! I've not touched them. I decided if it was a Krispy Kreme I would eat one since I know the calories and it's in the food log to choose. But it's the grocery store ones and you can just see the fat sitting on them. It's disgusting!!!

Tried a trial size box of an all bran cereal this morning. Had milk with that and oj and coffee. I'm doing my blood sugar checks today to see how that's looking. First reading this morning before I ate was higher than I think the dr. wants to see.

I'm proud of your war path progress. Keep it up.

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MEL_UNRAU 10/23/2009 9:41AM

Way to go girl!!! Keep it up!

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KARVY09 10/23/2009 9:38AM

    So glad you are doing so well! KEEP IT UP!

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THEQUEENBEE333 10/23/2009 9:33AM

    AWESOME! KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK! You are motivating me!

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So serious...Day 5

Thursday, October 22, 2009

I can't believe it. I stepped on the scale & I was down another lb! That's 5lbs since Sunday!!!! And TOM is here too! WOOHOO! I will take it!

So my quick recap for Wed:

*20 min Strength & Sculpt done
*9 glasses of water!!!!
*4+f/v-I had 2-7oz bags of spinach that I sauteed & ate...THANK YOU VERY MUCH:)
*Mindful of what I was eating but did overdue it at times-however, it's a work in progress, right? emoticon

Well I need to get back to work. But just had to share my exciting news with everyone!

Thank you for all your support! With God & my Spark buddies, I CAN'T GO WRONG! emoticon

WE CAN DO THIS! emoticon

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TRAVELNISTA 10/22/2009 6:18PM

    Wow getting focused certainly has done wonders for you! Great job and great effort! emoticon emoticon

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MAFOSTER11 10/22/2009 4:36PM

    Wowser! You rock.......... keep on keepin on. You are an inspiration. You're doing fantastic, thanks for sharing with us.

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THEQUEENBEE333 10/22/2009 12:36PM

    WOO HOO!!!! KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK! YOU ARE LIVING IT! You keep me inspired that I can do it too!

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TIFFANY_SUZANNE 10/22/2009 10:29AM

    You ARE doing it! Way to go!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 10/22/2009 10:25AM

    Great blog. Congratulations on the amazing weight loss. Keep up the good work my friend. Love ya, Dawn

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    You are doing amazing! Congrats!

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LMCGEEN 10/22/2009 9:09AM

    Great job!

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NANCY1204 10/22/2009 8:55AM

    Awsome! emoticon You're doing great emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PINKNFITCARLA 10/22/2009 8:51AM

    Great job! You're doing so well :-) Keep up the good work. I agree, it wouldn't be as easy without my buddies encouragement and support!

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Getting More Serious-Day 4

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

I love being off on Wednesdays. It gives me the chance to stop and appreciate things I might not usually. I have extra time to get my daughter ready for school which always turns into quality time with her. That doesn't happen when I am working 10 hour days. She also helps to give me a fresh perspective on life:)

Here is my recap from yesterday. I actually wrote it down in my planner so all I had to do was type today! Exercise & eating healthy must be feeding my brain!

Tuesday's Recap:

*Consumed 10+ glasses of water-Go me!
*4 f/v-a good Spark buddy has recommended I up this-and I will-but first I need to get back in the habit of eating some as I hadn't been really been consuming that many. BABY STEPS!
*30 Minutes BL Workout Low Intensity-WOOHOO
*Mindful of what I was eating
*Assessed if I was hungry-I considered getting another SF pudding or mousse but stopped & evaluated how I was feeling. I discovered I was full & kept reading my book! BIG STEP for me!!! emoticon

I checked the scale and it's going down. That's what I'm talking about. I will go do my grocery shopping this morning so I can get my meals set for the rest of the week!

Let's do this people! WE ARE WORTH IT & WE DESERVE IT! emoticon

Have a great OP (on plan) day

WE CAN & WILL DO THIS emoticon

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TRAVELNISTA 10/22/2009 4:33PM

    emoticon to the emoticon going down. I also love this daily accountability as it seems to be working for you! emoticon

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2ABETRLIFE 10/22/2009 3:59PM

    emoticon You stopped and checked WHY you wanted that pudding and decided you weren't hungry so didn't eat it! Good for you!!!

I want to have a meal plan so I can grocery shop for just what I need and use up all that I already have. PLAN and PREPARE -- I just printed up a sign to hang in my kitchen to remind myself to make a menu and a shopping list for next week. Thanks for the great ideas and blessings to you on your journey.

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IMREADY77 10/21/2009 3:45PM

    Your doing GREAT!!! Keep up the good work!

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BRE2003SB 10/21/2009 12:17PM

    Yes we can!!! Great job!

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 10/21/2009 9:31AM

    You're doing so well and you've inspired me to try harder! You are the one that inspired my Waterwoman is Determined blog! Let's do this TOGETHER! Spark on my friend. Love, Dawn

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NANCY1204 10/21/2009 9:18AM

    emoticon Great day, hope you have another one today emoticon

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JTERRRY 10/21/2009 9:15AM

    yeah! keep up the god work!

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