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Back in the Saddle....

Monday, January 26, 2009

I'm still trying to shake that winter slump. I "fell off the wagon" over the holidays, but I'm steadily getting back into healthy eating and exercising habits. We have just started another round of Biggest Loser at my office, so I'm hoping this will help motivate me. I went a bit over my calories today, but did manage to get in an hour on the elliptical machine. I have the day off tomorrow so will be sure to go exercise again first thing in the morning.

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JIBBIE49 8/30/2011 6:28PM

    Hope u got all that weight off and you are keeping it off. emoticon

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GINW1977 1/28/2009 9:13PM

    Great job getting that exercise in. Having the challenges at work certainly help, don't they? We do a Biggest Loser challenge at The Swiss Colony, too. We can win booster bucks to spend in our catalogs. It is pretty cool. Plus the whole office is on it so we motivate each other.

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THININSIDE847 1/27/2009 4:24PM

    Sounds like you'r eon the right track! Keep it up girl, you can do it!

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Winter Slump

Sunday, December 07, 2008

I was doing really well with my exercise and diet, but with the arrival of the snow and cold I've hit a slump. I'm noticing that the fast food is creeping back into my diet and I haven't had the motivation to exercise since just before Thanksgiving. Well, I've got to get back on the wagon!! I went to the grocery store today and stocked up on healthy meals for the week. I also rented a couple of exercise videos. So, if I can't motivate my self to go to the fitness center after work, I can at least do one of the videos. I've lost almost 20 pounds so far and I am NOT going to put that weight back on!!

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SCRATCHED 2/9/2009 5:51PM

    I know it's been awhile since you've posted this, but I wanted to respond anyway.
We all hit slumps, but the important part is that you recover and hit back harder! Every pound you lose is like more strength. So when the fries sneak up on you, you can slug them in the face with all the pounds you lost! :)

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What a loser!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Our office Biggest Loser contest ended today and I won! WooHoo!! So, not only have I lost almost 20 pounds, but I also won a little over $180 for taking first place. I've been thinking about starting a "skinny jar", where I put aside a certain amount of money for each pound that I lose. I think I'll start off with my winnings and go from there. I'll have a nice little bit of savings to reward myself when I reach my goal weight.

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    Yeah! Here is to getting back to the right choices! That is what it means to be DONE!!!!
You will do this and imagine feeling the joy as the scale moves in the right direction again! Woohoo!

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REDISCOVERINGME 11/23/2008 12:56PM

    Woohoo! Well DONE! That is so awesome. I think the skinny jar is a great idea. I am going to do that too!

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15 pounds done!!

Friday, November 07, 2008

I weighed in today and lost 3 pounds this week. This puts me at 15 pounds lost so far. WooHoo!!! Also, I've been doing a "Biggest Loser" contest with some of my coworkers and I am in first place right now! I still have a long way to go, but it's so motivating to see results.

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    Congrats on your success so far! Keep up the good work! emoticon

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KARBIE18 11/8/2008 9:09AM

    That's wonderful! Good for you! Keep up the good work!


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Tuesday, October 07, 2008

As I near my 34th birthday, I've realized that this is the first time in my life that I have felt my age. And I do mean *felt* my age - my knees ache, my back is always a bit sore in the morning, and what the heck happened to my energy? I've been overweight most of my life, but I've always felt healthy. My many past dieting attempts have been, in hindsight, rather half-hearted. I told myself that even if I was a little heavy, I could still participate. Look everyone! I can keep up with the skinny people! I'm not really that fat, right? I can't tell myself that anymore. It's nowhere close to the truth. A couple of friends and I went to a state park on one of the last beautiful days of the season, and decided to walk on one of the small trails (which also included stairs). That trail kicked my behind. I was completely exhausted, my leg muscles were screaming, and my breathing - good grief! A little old woman (70-ish?) went trotting past me with barely any effort. My friends were sweet, stopping often to rest and commenting on what a hot day it was and, gee, weren't those stairs steep (even though all of them put together weren't as red-faced and sweaty as I was). So, this was my reality check. I am not healthy. This is hurting me and my life and it needs to stop. Now. So, over the last few weeks, I've cut my calories & upped my exercise and have been rewarded by my seeing my scale drop a few pounds (Yippee!!). I'm still trying to work past those occasional twinges of depression, where I think "What are you doing? How could let yourself get like this??". As I see my stamina quickly climb, it's getting easier and easier to keep my chin up.

This is my first post on my sparkpage, and, since I'm not much of a blogger, it might be the last. So, I'm posting this as a reminder to myself in the weeks and months to come. I also like to think of it as a message from "Inner Me" to "Outer Me". The message is......Get off your butt, girl!!! It's never going to be any easier than it is right now. You'll thank yourself (and so will your knees). And most importantly, be patient. These pounds didn't move in overnight, and you're not going ditch them overnight either. Keep moving and before you know it, the "you" that you see in your head will be the "you" that you see in mirror. See you soon!!!

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    Wow! If you go to my first blog entry on my page you will see an entry about a really similar experience that was my wake up call!

This is the epitome of DONE!

Wishing you all the best and we can do this. emoticon

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