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How do your friends and/or family members help motivate you to lose weight?

Thursday, November 27, 2008

I was motivated to lose weight because, at 180+ pounds, I could not keep up with two toddlers. At the time, my friends and family did NOT support me at all. In fact, most of my efforts were remarked about negatively . When I broke free from that family, that all changed. I met someone who loved me as I was but encouraged me to undertake anything that would make me happier and healthier.
Nowadays, I have surrounded myself with new friends and new family members. (read: new inlaws) Things are better now. My immediate family is following (mostly) my healthier lifestyle. They all eat better, two of them have taken an interest in running.... THAT encourages me to do better/more.
I'm motivated now because I discovered a passion for fitness and for helping others reach their goals.


Week 10 - so far, so good

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Monday - Bootcamp - DONE
Tuesday - 5km walk - DONE 53 minutes (9:30/km)

Monday, I stayed within my calories (1816). I had 7 servings of fruits and vegetables and drank 8 glasses of water.
Today , I went a little over calories by having a double chocolate donut @ Tim's tonight but it was SO good. I just don't know what the calorie count on it was. I burned 219 calories on my walk tonight. I had 6 servings of fruits and vegetables and drank 9 glasses of water.

Tomorrow is a big day: Bootcamp AND a walk or run. Maybe both.


BOA - Week 10 Tuesday

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The challenge for this week is to post your fitness plan for this week and your "reward" for following through with this plan.

Here's mine-
Monday - Bootcamp
Tuesday - 5km walk
Wednesday - Bootcamp, 3km walk & 3km run
Thursday -
Friday - Bootcamp, 10km walk
Saturday -
Sunday - 10km run
My *reward* for when I do all of these things - TBD

I was up another pound this week to 123.5. I'm hoping that, if I eat right this week instead of crappy, like last week. I'll get back to normal. I've got a schwack of exercise planned and it's all structured (workout buddy) so I can't back down.
I just have to get the calories under control.

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CASSIOEPIA 11/26/2008 8:23PM

    Have you TBD your reward yet? I always have a problem with thinking of things like that.

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FITGIRL15 11/25/2008 5:36PM

    I wonder when I'll see 123.5 on my scale? Seems like that range of digits is eluding me :(

Great goals! Have a fun week!

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BOA - Week 9 Friday

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Calories in: 2006 (36 over) Definitely an improvement over the past few days
Calories out: 380 (55 minutes of elliptical, biking and treadmilling)
Four servings of fruit, three servings of vegetables and 2L of water.

So I actually made it two days without injuring myself! My previous injuries are healing nicely and I actually ran a mile or so today. Yeh, my blisters bled a little (was that too much info?) but it didn't hurt so much that I had to stop running. The only time my ankle hurts is when I over extend it side to side. Short answer: don't do that, right?

Tomorrow is another day and a whole new opportunity. I'm thinking we'll go down to Heritage Park and stroll around for a while. Maybe a little roller skating? And definitely a viewing of the movie "Bolt".
Fun times!

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KWASYLIW 11/22/2008 11:40PM

    Roller skating! I wanna go roller skating. When you going roller skating?!

We went to see Bolt last night. It wasn't as good as I was hoping but still definitely worth seeing especially if you are doggy lover.

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BOA - Week 9 Thursday

Friday, November 21, 2008

All I want to do is: eat, eat, EAT

The good new is, there are no other maple cookies left in the house. The bad news is, I ate them all LOL. On the plus side, I also ate 4 servings of fruit and 4 servings of vegetables and drank a LOT of water. I RICEd my ankle all day and I *think* that I will actually be able to walk on it semi-normally tomorrow. I just have to go slow. Real slow. I HATE SLOW!!!
I had to miss another session of Bootcamp, too. The pain in my ankle was so intense that it woke me up at 4 a.m. I didn't think it was a good idea to do that OR the 5 km walk that I had vowed to do. I really hope that the little cloud hanging over my head the past 4 days is gone now. I can't handle any more injuries and/or time on the couch. I'm going nucking futs.

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FITGIRL15 11/21/2008 12:51PM

    Yeah, if you haven't seen a DR about it yet... I'd go now! Sounds like you might need more then RICE for this injury!

Get well, Penny!

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CASSIOEPIA 11/21/2008 12:14PM

    Gosh, is that cloud heading my way (first Trish, then you, YIKES). Is it something that you need to head to the doctor about. Four days is long enough for it to start feeling better. I hope it isn't something worse than a sprain.

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