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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Hola fellow Sparkers - again, I must apologize for not being as present as usual... I've kind of migrated over to MyFitnessPal ... as well as using my fitbit religiously and more recently endomondo when I go on my walks during lunch hour at work.

I've been doing insanity for about two weeks now (I haven't missed a workout yet this week) which I am pretty proud of myself. I've been using my HRM at volleyball to get the full caloric burn information because lets be honest, an hour of vball, 5-6 people, and sweating like a pig in heat, burns more than 272 calories ... one night last week i burned well over 500 in 50 mins. That game was totally awesome, I must say ... I am feeling a little guilty though, I missed the last two weeks of softball for the simple reason - I don't feel like playing at 9:30 at night .. that's almost bedtime for me ... luckily I'm pretty sure they had enough girls to cover for me. This monday though, it's on... along with the rest of vball - last night was cancelled due to the other teams' teammate's husband got in a 4 wheeler accident and asked to reschedule, and tonight is reschedule too because 3 of our girls will be gone away at a country festival... and if I had extra money I would be there too, but I don't ... I will be putting up fencing this weekend... gaah. okay anyway ... back on track.


so basically I made it back into Onederland again ... which being +200 was making me literally depressed, though I am completely happy ... and yes, I know that makes no sense at all ... ANNNNY WHOOOO ...

June 13th - 19th - week 1 back

June 13th - 27th - week 2 back

June 13th - 19th - week 1 side

June 13th - 27th - week 2 side

June 13th - 19th - week 1 front

June 13th - 27th - week 2 front

so there you have it folks ... is it slow? is it noticable? is it progress? yup! and I'll take it because slow progress IS infact progress...

Look, in just ONE week, taking out the alcohol, making smart food choices, and focusing on more calories burned than consumed (within healthy margins)

June 19th - June 27th I'm most proud of this week's progress below!

Hope you all are keeping with everything, if you want to add me on MFP ... feel free!
http : // www . myfitnesspal . com / brandau2 (though, there are no spaces)

and I'm also on tumblr:
wisconsinloser . tumblr . com (again, no spaces)

Looking forward to seeing you guys around!! Hope you have a lovely rest of your week!! Chat soon!! xoxo

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STEVIEBEE569 7/2/2013 10:46AM

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NALAYB 6/29/2013 7:57AM

    Nice progress! I just started on Insanity. Just day five for me. I hope I will progress like you!

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STLADEE 6/28/2013 11:07AM

    AWEsome being in ONDERland! Good for you!

The picture look great too! Good job! emoticon

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Monday, Monday...

Monday, June 10, 2013

After a long weekend of fence trench digging, butterfesting, gyro eating, and beer drinking ... I'm spent. I'm also retaining water because the 4 lb turned into a 1 lb loss this morning. But that's okay, it's just a number. I found my motivation and that's all that matters!!

I don't have much time to blog today .. but basically this is the plan:

Work till 4
Clean up back yard/fire pit (saturday's aftermath)
Insanity FitTest
Softball @830
Elliptical (If I'm planning on watching TV - no point in just sitting there)

You don't have to be great to start - you just have to start! Have a great Monday everyone!

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CHANGINGSAM 6/11/2013 11:59AM

    Great plan! Have a good week!

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Not too shabby

Friday, June 07, 2013

There's always room for improvement, but I'm down 4 lbs this week. It's butterfest this weekend so I have to really behave .. I hope you are all staying on track, and if not, get back up on that horse and ride baby!!

Happy Friday!

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CHANGINGSAM 6/10/2013 9:57AM

    Congrats on the 4 pound loss!

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JUST_BRENDA 6/7/2013 11:59AM

    Awesome example! Congratulations on your loss!!! And thanks for the reminder to keep trying!

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June ...

Monday, June 03, 2013

It's a journey right?

This weight loss thing ... well more and more it seems like it's been last on my priority list, and that changes today.

So after Dave's bday weekend and full of drinking and shenanigans; I am restarting my Master Cleanse (please no scolding on that - to each their own) and currently I am almost 7 hours in and I don't plan on stopping until at least Thursday... then after the plan is to go part time Vegan/Clean Eating ...

Tonight's agenda:
Walk Lincoln
Softball @730
Elliptical (at least 30 mins)

Basically keep my butt busy so I don't open that fridge other than to give it a deep clean.

Anyway ... that's basically what I've been up to. Also putting in a privacy fence so that will be fun ... along with the roof materials being delivered this Tuesday ... yay.

Property is getting a make over, so should I :) Hope all has been well my friends!! Take care!

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    Yup. Keeping busy is the key! emoticon emoticon

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Monday, April 29, 2013

I am not very proud to say that I've totally slacked. I'm back up to the 2 hundy mark as of 7:30 this morning ... But I packed a healthy lunch, and I ate oatmeal before I left for work ... The weather is getting nicer (finally) and I will be doing a lot more outside. Mondays are softball nights. Tues-Wed-Thurs are volleyball. So my workouts will have to be at 5:00 in the morning. (SH*TBUCKETS) but it'll all be so worth it anyway so I'm good.

Insanity/TurboFire Hybrid starts tonight. Eegads I'm excited.

As far as the relationship front: All is more than excellent. :) I am the luckiest girl in the world and he definitely is my biggest supporter (besides one of my best friends, whom I'm doing this journey with, because she's getting married in October) but he's trying to find a job closer to me and he's slowly moving his stuff into the house .. he wants to workout with me which i'm only half excited about only because I'm still pretty self concious sweating like a pig infront of anyone lol...

I've done it before I can do it again, eating clean, thinking about trying to go more Gluten Free but I've heard it's also a pain in in the keester ... I want to be able to make meals weekly - but I don't know how much to shop for, what freezes for how long .. I really need it idiot proofed to be honest. So I will continue my search for it though...

Hope everyone is doing well, sorry I've been gone. The upside - it's not 7 months down the road .. I've caught it before I spiral WAAAAY out of control... so with that said ... another 2 hours before I can get home and workout ... but I'm drinking my 4th liter of water for the day ... no more soda. no more alcohol. no more bread. no more excuses.

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CHANGINGSAM 4/30/2013 3:49PM

    I'm right there with you. emoticon

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RYDERB 4/30/2013 11:32AM

    You can do it! Good luck with your new firness plan.

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PAMDAQTPI 4/30/2013 10:43AM

    Yeah I recently started getting up at 5 am to go for a morning run. It's rough but worth it. Don't beat yourself up for the past, just work on making today great!

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