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Friday, May 02, 2008

I went to spining on Tuesday, walked my moms dogs on Wednesday, worked until 10:30p last night but didn't exercise and am trying to figure out when I am going to exercise today! I think I am going to bail on Happy Hour tonight and go to the gym instead. I was going to go with my best friend from high school who I haven't seen in 2 years, but I am thinking that the drinks, spending money, etc. is not worth it right now for me. I have 5 months to get myself together and lose 20 lbs so I can get less expensive health insurance. I have to be under 188 to qualify for the lower rate.

Yes, I am going to bail. It is decided. I will see her on my birthday anyhow, so it's not a total lost cause. We gotta do the things that are best for us, right? Right!

Okay, so I'm NOT going to be a slacker!!!

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THEMAYS2 5/2/2008 11:49AM

    Way to go! It's all about the choices we make every day. Each one builds to the next. And you made a tough one! Friends, fun, food, drinks...oh, my! But you clearly know what the bigger picture holds for you.

Yea for you!!!


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Spinned Last Night

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

I have been taking a weekly spinning classes for about the last month. The instructor is great and I about DIED last night! I missed last week because I had an appointment for work and the class starts at 5pm. So this week was terribly difficult. Also, I hurt my quad on Sunday getting up somehow and it was a little taxing on that muscle.

My brother is having surgery today for Kidney Stones, he is just 27. Everything is supposed to go easy breezy today and it is an outpatient surgery. Since I will be at the hospital this after noon about 1.5 hours away from home, I won't get to go to the gym. But, I will take my mom's dogs for a walk tonight, at least 30 minutes. Maybe my mom will come with us!

I think I am going to have to go to the 6am class tomorrow morning at the gym since there aren't any classes I like on Thursday afternoons. My goal is to put in 5 days of exercise this week. I am only at one, today makes two, Thursday three and I will need to go Friday and Saturday. Very doable!

Have a great day!

P.S. I am up 0.5lbs today. I think it's due to my spinning class last night. I drank 9 glasses of H2O, which is a lot for me. Although I didn't have to go to the ladies room that often, might be retaining water for the sore muscles!


2lbs. Down! Feeling Very Good!!!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Thanks guys for all the positive encouragement and you were all right! I weighed myself this morning and I was down 2lbs! Yeah! I have about 3 weeks or so to get to my mini goal of getting below 195 before my 30th. That means I would have to lose about 3lbs a week. I think I will be uber content if I am under 200! So realistically, I am looking at losing 5lbs. in 3 weeks, which is TOTALLY doable!

I feel like I have my head back on straight and I am so happy about that! It is amazing what a difference little things in life make and I am glad that I have SP to turn to. I hope you all have a great day. If you are in sunny California like me, try and keep cool and stay away from the fires!

Much happiness to you all!

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JENNYBABEE 4/30/2008 10:42AM

    That is great news, Keep up the good work !!!

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I Gained 1.5 Overnight!

Monday, April 28, 2008

So I have a habit of weighing myself every morning. This morning, I was at 206. Yesterday I was at 204.5! I think I am retaining water in my muscles from the 5K on Saturday. I feel a little swollen. We will have to see what happens tomorrow.

I know that I can flucuate about 1-2 pounds on any given day if I am eating within my calories. If I am not, I can flucuate 5-7 pounds on any given day. I am not going to hit the panic button just yet, but I need to make sure that I am watching my water, salt and caffeine intake over the next week. It may very well affect my weight loss. I also only got about 5 hours of sleep last night. That may have impacted it as well. Hmmm...we will see!

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ERYNNEDRA 4/28/2008 10:09PM

    I'm always heavier the day after a long run. I was so obsessed with my scale, I eventually threw it down the garbage chute.

If you've been working hard, I'm sure it's nothing to worry about.

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LHEMPEN 4/28/2008 4:59PM

    my weight can fluctuate anywhere from 1 to 4 pounds it is water weight especially since you ran the 5k..mine did the same a day later after I ran my 5k..I was drinking so much water that day and the next it was

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What a Difference a Day Makes!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

I just wanted to thank you all for your support and encouraging words! It means more than you may know!

Well, I did my 5k. I finished at 51:21, which is 1:22 longer than my previous one. Obviously, I walk...I did run for a whole song though, which was great for me! I was very proud of myself for going and finishing. I felt great afterwards! I want to start running, but will have to take it a little at a time.

We had great weather, in fact it was 90 degrees! Most of us were sweating before we started since there was little shade. I feel much better and I am glad that I made the choice to vent online than to eat. And, yes, crying it out helped a lot! I am learning that it's okay to cry...Not something I was able to do growing up.

So this morning, I went to weigh myself and I am at 204.5! That means I FINALLY hit my 20 lbs! I am so excited!!! I couldn't have done it without the support of SP and it's members. Thank you all! A special thank you to DivaLinda for always dropping me an encouraging, positive word when I needed it the most! You guys are great!

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LHEMPEN 4/28/2008 5:00PM

    Hi Shelle.. I ran my first 5k on April 20th and it was so much fun to cross that line! My time was 39:57 and I hope to improve that with my next run.. Great job !

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