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Two-pound loss last week!

Monday, July 21, 2014

I started the week at 151... and I finished it at 149. Woo hooo!!

I'm on my way!

This is also our final week of tech for the show... if I make it through this week and still manage to stick to my workouts, I will have pretty much proven it to myself that I can do anything I set my mind to. Last week I felt like I was being put through a meat grinder, and this week will be no different.

Time to dig deep!

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PLMITCH 7/21/2014 10:10PM


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CODEMAULER 7/21/2014 1:31PM

    You've got this!

I'll send you all the 'hang in there' thoughts that I have, but you won't need 'em. Just breathe from time to time.


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CAROLINERSA 7/21/2014 12:41PM

    Well done!

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144AUTUMN 7/21/2014 12:28PM

  Keep up the good work!!

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Day 45 - and forgot to weigh in!!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Tech for the show (opens in one week!) is really kicking my keester, and so I overslept this morning, meaning two things:

1) I missed my regular workout time and will have to work out tonight AFTER performing at Longwood (ugh!)


2) I ran late and so forgot to weigh in - so I really have no idea if I did my two-pound loss this week. The suspense is killing me!

At least I feel good and well-rested. My body must have really needed that sleep. Getting to bed at midnight and waking up at 5:30 really isn't my cup of tea, and it's all I've been doing since we started tech. Thank goodness we only have one more week of this - then I can get back to my routine of "early to bed, early to rise."

Also, today is Day 45 of P90X - halfway done! WOO HOO! I'm really proud of myself!

And you know, I'm rethinking my plan... I may do another round of P90X right away when I'm done, taking me through November - and maybe I'll do Insanity in December (which will definitely help stave off holiday weight gain).

Stuff to think about. Hmmmm.

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    Congrats on reaching the halfway mark! Either plan you choose sounds pretty badass to me. Bring it!

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CODEMAULER 7/18/2014 1:33PM

    The scale shall weight!

Bah, what an awful pun!

I hit the hay pretty hard myself. I hope that's all I needed to power through the weekend. There's plenty to do while the sun shines!

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    Not weighing in is not a mortal sin against the Holy Ghost. (In older world (the 1960's) Catholicism, those were the absolutly worst sins of all!)

Make Today the Greatest Day of Your Life

emoticon Until Tomorrow!

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Monday, July 14, 2014

I've decided that this is a week where I will weigh in on Friday and be able to record a 2-lb loss.

I'm definitely on track for it. I've got an active week planned, I'm super-motivated as far as eating healthfully is concerned, and I'm feeling good about how things are going to go.

Extra-motivating is the fact that a 2-lb loss will put me once again into the 140s, which will feel excellent on a psychological level... and it means that I have a chance of actually achieving my short-term goal of 145 by August 1. 145 is only 10 lbs away from my final goal of 135!

So... I'm ready! I'm ready! I'm ready-eddy-eddy-eddy-eddy-eddy-eddy!

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    Bring it! emoticon emoticon

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CODEMAULER 7/14/2014 1:31PM

    Sounds like the right path and the best way to achieve those goals!

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Tough love with the measuring tape

Thursday, July 10, 2014

OK... let's talk about the measuring tape today.

For as much as I hate the scale, I hate the measuring tape infinitely more.

Maybe it's because it comes into contact with specific parts of my body, which leads to some really nasty self-talk about my weak spots. For me, it's easy to look at a number on the scale and have it be a general indicator of what's going on with my body. With the measuring tape, I know what the SPECIFIC damage is. My waistline. My hips. Ugh.

Anyway, I normally avoid the measuring tape for my personal fitness tracking for these reasons.

However, I was forced to submit to the measuring tape at the end of May for getting my costumes fitted for the show. (This show opens in 2 weeks. HOLY CRAPOLY.) Of course, they measured my waistline and my hips, and wrote down those nasty little numbers on my info sheet.

Come yesterday, they've FINALLY pulled some costumes for me, with my measurements written on tags pinned to the costumes. I looked at those numbers again, and got to wondering... HAS anything changed since May?

I got home, dug through my sewing box, whipped out my measuring tape, and took a deep breath.

Folks - since May, I've lost three inches from my waist and two off my hips.

I'm pretty proud of that. Moreover, I am no longer going to side-eye the measuring tape. The scale hasn't been too good at showing me progress - but obviously, things are changing... and I would be so much more discouraged if I'd not sucked it up and used the measuring tape. Instead, my morale is up and I am no longer beating myself up.

I don't recommend using the measuring tape every week - but every month? Sure!

I'm now a fan. :)

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CODEMAULER 7/10/2014 7:18PM

    Yep, for me the measuring tape is no more frequent than 2x/month, else just once.

I mean, c'mon! That's the news we love to savor.

Well done, Plyo Queen!!

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    Those are great results! I'm glad you got inspired!

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MIGHTYMOUSE215 7/10/2014 10:22AM

    Same thing here, I measure every 2 weeks with the measuring tape because the scale has not been my friend for months now! The scale is not moving but the measuring is shrinking!

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Headlong into Phase II!

Monday, July 07, 2014

And so far, so good!

Next week and the week after will be VERY challenging - I will have no choice but to work out in the mornings because I literally have rehearsal each weekday, starting next Monday - and since it's tech and it's up at Longwood Gardens, I'm pretty sure I won't be dragging myself through the front door until midnight. It may be one of those cases where I pack a bag and just change into my pajamas right after rehearsal so I can come home and just fall into bed.

I am up to the challenge. :)

Just finished Kenpo X, and now I'm ready for a nice, hot shower, a cool drink of water, and a relaxing night.


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