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5K on Saturday!

Monday, April 21, 2008

My New Year's Resolution this year was not what it has been for the last 21 years, which was to lose weight. This year, I made my resolution to complete 12 5K's in 2008. I have done one so far, but I have been slacking. So, I am going to register for Saturday's 5K and the money is going to a organ donor support fund. I am excited because I think I will end up doing it all by myself. I don't have any friends or family going with me, but I think it will be more of an accomplishment for me when I complete it.

I don't usually run, I do walk them. Hopefully by the end of the year I will be able to run or jog the entire thing. This has been an interesting resolution and I want to make it one that I will stick to. I have the rest all planned out for the year. Plus, I will have extra t-shirts for the gym. It's kind of a win-win situation. If your in the Sourthern CA area and want to join me, shoot me a quick email. I would love to have a buddy with me!

I am going to the gym tonight for my Zumba class, but I am going to get there a little earlier so I can walk on the treadmill for 30 minutes to see if I hit that 3.5 mile mark. I think I will also do a little on the stationary bike as well.

Here is to a more fit 2008!

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LHEMPEN 4/23/2008 1:39PM

    Enjoy your 5k I sure did what an event for me it was this past sunday I really enjoyed it..Good luck to you!

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DIVALINDA 4/21/2008 7:13PM

    What an impressive goal 12 5K's in 2008! I'll be here on the East Coast but I'll be doing some Spark cheering for you!

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Tommorrow is a New Day!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

So I did great on exercise today. I din't want to go to the gym, but I went anyways and my class was one of the best workouts I have had in a long time! It was fun AND super challenging! I loved it and I think the endorphins kicked in because I was even in a better mood afterwards.

Eating...I didn't do so well on. I had a plan yesterday, but I had to go into the office at 645a this morning and it just threw a kink into my day. I ate the right things, just too much of it. My total cal intake today was at 2200. I should be below 1500 or so.

I am going for it again tomorrow. All I can do is take one day at a time and if I goof, get right back in the game. I cannot beat myself up anymore because it has taken a negative toll on my self esteem and that needs to change.

Here is to a healthier tomorrow!

(Let's hope the neighbors upstairs will stop moving furniture at 1051p on a Wednesday night so I can get some beauty sleep! (Who does that? Really? They have lived there for almost 2 years...can you rearrange another time? Seriously?!)

Good Night!



Wednesday, April 16, 2008

I am still floored that a WOMAN won! I still can't believe it! That is amazing! She looked so buff, I didn't think that she would have weighed a mere 122! Congrats Ali!

I was also impressed by Britney. She looked amazing! I want to weigh 162! I think that is a good goal for me. I feel so much more motivated!

I have been doing poorly on my nutrition the last few days. But, I have been going to the gym. I went to my beginning spinning class today and geez do I sweat! Tomorrow is Zumba. I think I might get up early and go to the gym in the morning and use my Zumba class as my stress reliver.

I just had to share my little opinion on the show! I hope I didn't ruin it for anyone! Tomorrow, I will have oatmeal and a banana for breakfast, an apple for a snack, a salad for lunch and an orange as my afternoon snack. If I am still hungry, I will have a yogurt. Dinner will be a smart one with a big salad and ff Italian dressing. That sounds doable! Oh! I will have my ff, sf skinny hazelnut latte. I am really bad about getting in dairy and that is one way to do it!

That is so awesome! A woman finally made it! Yeah baby!

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JIBBIE49 4/16/2008 9:43AM

    It was amazing what 21 Weeks did for all of them! Even the ones who went home and did it had really done well. I was so happy for Ali as she was a real athlete, up against the FOOTBALL JOCKS.

I'm reading "SHRINK YOURSELF" by ROGER GOULD, M.D. about emotional eating and it is a wonderful book. He is head of psychology at UCLA Medical Center. If you go to and search for ROGER GOULD, you can listen to interviews he gives about emotional eating and how NOT to gain weight back. emoticon

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THINKGREEN 4/16/2008 9:26AM

    I know what you mean, Shelle. It really encouraged me too that a woman won the big prize. I have to admit, being 50, that Kelly has been a real inspiration for me. She looks terrific, and she kept going even though she had a hard time keeping up with the younger women and the guys. I guess that's the real secret -- never give up, just keep on trying!


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On the Scale Roller Coaster

Friday, April 11, 2008

I'm sure you have been there before...I have been weighing myself every day, I habit I just cannot seem to shake. It actually makes me feel more in control. I have been from 210 to 206.5 this week up and down and up and down. Today I am at 207.5.

I have noticed something though. If I do not eat after 8p or so, I tend to drop weight quickly the next morning. If I eat anything, even if it is a salad, I go up. I am glad that I noticed this. Next week I am going to try to have my last meal before 8pm and see how it impacts my weight. I know in order to do that, I am going to have to TURN OFF THE TV! It is my weight gain accomplice! I do terribly when I sit in front of the TV. Go figure?!

Anyhow, off to another weekend. I have to work and get my house back in order. It will be one of those weekends for laundry, cleaning and work! I think I will take some time to sit out on the Marina though. We are supposed to have nice weather this weekend. About 90 degrees, since I am close to the coast, it will probably be high 70's low 80s. I still don't think I would survive out in the snow! I feel for you East Coasters!

Have a good one!

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IAMSUCCEEDING 4/11/2008 1:07PM

    I too weight myself everyday, it actually is helping me. I only track my official weight once a week at my meeting. I use the weight as a tool to help gauge me and if I feel as if it is getting out of hand I put it in the basement for a while and get control back.

Have a great day!

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36 Days Until the Big 3-0!!!

Monday, April 07, 2008

I will be THIRTY years old in 36 days! I can't believe it! Even more importantly, I can believe it will mark the 21st year I have been on a diet! That, to me, is even more shocking. Why haven't I got my act together by now? One huge reason is that I was trying to, what is the phrase? Treat the symptoms rather than the disease?! The root of my problem, I believe, is my self esteem and self perception. I have been adjusting this quite a bit over the last year and a half. It has been the most grueling, painful and traumatic year of my life. I feel like I have been through a mid-life crisis.

I do have to admit though, I have realized a lot about myself. I know I am smart. I know I am a beautiful person with a good heart. And, I know that I deserve to be happy and to be loved. (As I am typing this, I feel the lump in my throat and tears welling up in my eyes). Up until this point, I don't think I could ever really say that and truly mean it. It is a big step for me.

I think that this year is going to be a great year for me. I feel it and I know that I will find peace within myself, as well as happiness within my life.

Who said turning 30 is so bad!!!



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