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Back from Hawaii!

Friday, January 18, 2008

I just got back in today. I weighed myself (it was 2p in the afternoon) and I was at 213. I am not sure what that means. I know when I weighed in last week, I was at 210.5 but it was morning.

Over the week, I tried to stick to fruits, grilled meats and veggies. Although, there were a lot of cheese platters around and Lapeert's ice cream! If I had an ice cream, I did not get the waffle cone. If I had a burger, I ate the inside and left 1/2 or all of the bun. I walked 2 miles 3 days in a row and I snorkeled for 1.5 hours on one day. I tried to get in some activity when I could. I also think that I am severly dehydrated and may be retaining water. I will let you all know how the weigh in goes next Sunday. If I do NOT do the 5K this Sunday, then I will be weighing in.

I should have blogged while in Hawaii. I think I would have been a bit more focused. I didn't do terribly, but there are a few choices that I could have made differently.

I am learning and that's what this is all about!

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DIVALINDA 1/19/2008 11:20AM

    Welcome back! Will you have some pics to post?
Sounds like you did fabulous with your sensible eating. I'll be sending success vibes your way if you do the 5K tomorrow.

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A Little Relapse & First Cycling Class Ever

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Last night I had a little bit of a relapse and ate Chocolate Chips. Yes, the baking kind. I don't know what got into me...I was doing so good and I wasn't even hungry! I got right back on track and am doing good again. Luckily it was only a 1 hour lapse! Traditionally, my lapses would start with an hour and continue for days. So rather than beating myself up, I decided that I would pat myself on the back for getting right back on track. I realize that this will happen from time to time, especially in the beginning. Once I have done this consistently, it will happen less and less.

On another note, I went to my first cycling class tonight. It was a beginning class and it kicked my butt! Actually, it kinda hurts to sit since the seat is not very comfortable. BUT, I sweated a ton! It was awesome. I would highly recommend trying it, just be sure to go to a beginning class. I will be attending this class for the next few months before going to a regular cycling class.

I am excited for Biggest Loser tonight! Aren't you???


Baby Shower, Belly Dancing and Boxing the WII way!

Sunday, January 06, 2008

The baby shower went well actually. I had a late breakfast and the Baby Shower was at noon. I actually didn't eat anything, I did have a beer though. (This was a co-ed baby shower and because men were there, they only had beer. Kinda strange). Anyhow, I didn't have cake either. We went to PF Chang's that night for dinner and I had a small bowl of brown rice and 2 lettuce wraps. I also played Boxing on the new Nintendo WII and my arms are so sore! In fact, this morning I woke up with a bruise on my inner arm and I think I popped a blood vessel! I was sweaty after about 5 minutes.

On to Belly Dancing. I felt like the biggest dork and my arms felt like they were going to fall off! It was a lot of fun and all of the other participants have been doing it for over 2 years. Obviously, I was not nearly where they were at, but it was fun all the same. The class also went from 6:15p to 7:45pm. My tummy is still a bit sore in strange places.

I have Zumba tomorrow night and I am trying to clean my house right now. We have had a lot of rain today and I have been watching movies while cleaning. Needless to say, I haven't been too productive. I am getting there though! I have to have the house clean tonight because I will have my family over Thursday night because we leave at 6am in the morning on Friday for HAWAII!!! Very is a surprise trip for one of our family members. I am going to weigh in on Thursday morning instead.

Okay, I think I have caught everything up. Whew! I hope you all are having a great weekend. I got to go out through the rain to the car to get some bottled water. I feel like a desert here! So thirsty! (This will be my 3rd bottle today!).


Good Weigh-in Today! Lost 4.2!!!

Friday, January 04, 2008

I am so excited! A loss of 4.2 is amazing and it was New Years, and I ate out! I can do this!

I am taking Belly Dancing classes tonight and then I am watching my favorite show, Ghost Whisperer. Yes, I can be such a dork sometimes, but I love the supernatural stuff. Also, I very rarely go out on Fridays, even when I was 21. I normally set that time aside for me to recoup. This week has not been too hectic so I am glad about that.

Tomorrow, I have an early exercise class and then I have a Baby Shower to go to. I am a bit worried about that because of the food. I am not going to have cake, which has become surprisingly easy to decline now. But, I am not sure what else they are serving. I think that I will just try to stick to the fruits and veggies and go from there. I will let you know how it goes!

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-ANGIE- 1/6/2008 12:29AM

    WOW!!! You should be excited- that's a great weigh-in! It sounds like you are having fun with your fitness- belly dancing would be a blast! Good for you for planning a strategy for the baby did you do?

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DIVALINDA 1/4/2008 7:12PM

    Tell us more about that Belly Dancing class. I've been recording Shimmy (FitTV's belly dancing classes), but haven't watched and worked them myself.
Fantastic weigh-in results!

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*CAPOPPY* 1/4/2008 3:26PM

    Awesome! Keep up the good work!

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Happy New Year!

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Today is the 2nd day of the year and I think I am doing good thus far. I am about 5 days OP and we even went for a 1 hour walk in the sand yesterday. It was a good feeling! I also got 2 of my friends to commit to doing some 5K's with me this year. We are aiming for one 5K each month. An added benefit is that most of them are for charity so we will be doing something good for someone else as well.

I have had my breakfast and am very satisfied. I need to bring the water up to my apartment from the parking garage because I am so thirsty and I have no water left! I know I am retaining a bit too because my fingers feel swollen.

I am going to stop by the YMCA today to take a tour and will check out the facility. I have a 90-day membership at 24-hour, but their classes are terrible and the instructors are not that great. I have 2 instructors that I do like, but they only teach during the day and that doesn't work for me. I looked at the YMCA, and it looks like they have some great classes - Zumba, Cycling, Kickboxing, Kwando Kick, Belly Dancing, Yoga, Pilates! I was so excited and could not believe that they had more to offer than a commercial gym. Happy surprise to me! It is just as expensive though - $552 for the year. If it will get me healthy, it is worth it!

Have a great day!


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