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Wednesday, August 03, 2011

I know it's been a very long while since I've posted anything but I thought I'd update. Still doing pretty good on the weight loss, though it's not a rapid thing at all. That's actually fine with me because I've been working mainly on watching food portions and trying to eat a more healthy diet. I just went back to see where I started. My starting weight was 172 (at least that's what I recorded here) and currently I'm at 154.4. Exercise has always been a battle for me because I don't really enjoy it, but I am mindful to keep moving in one way or another.

A few months ago I found a puppy at one of my worksites and wound up keeping her. She's about a year old now and very energetic. We run half a mile every morning (okay, run/walk...still can't run the whole way) and then my older chihuahua joins us for a half mile walk. Cesar Millan has a saying, "You don't always get the dog you want, but you get the dog you need." Well, in order for her not to get too stir crazy in the house, she needs the run and to be kept busy most of the day, so I suppose she came to us to get my butt off the couch!

My husband and I have also started skating. He bought some inline skates and I bought Land Rollers. I used to skate all the time in middle/high school and I ice skated as a child, so I really enjoy this and it doesn't feel like working out. His mom also brought us a bowflex, so we've been using that often. I rather enjoy lifting weights. It's the cardio that gets me.

We're doing our best to create a healthier lifestyle and we're both noticing progress. Perhaps I'll post more about the food aspect later.

On a less positive note, I've been having anxiety issues for the past few months. I'm hoping the exercise will help alleviate it a bit. Has anyone had any experience with this?


hey, progress!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

My husband and I have been working out about three times a week for the last month or so and we're really enjoying it. Sometimes it's difficult to get out of bed, but we do it and it seems to be working. I weighed myself today and I FINALLY weigh less than he does! I wasn't to far ahead of him, maybe ten pounds at the most, but now I'm 3 pounds under! I am so jazzed about this. There is still a long road ahead, but just seeing even a small change is such a great feeling. KEEP GOING!

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JULIA_211 2/16/2010 5:17PM

    I love that you're doing this with your husband! emoticon on your weight loss so far! emoticon

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TALLYCAT13 2/16/2010 4:57PM

thats awesome! keep up the hard work:)

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the more the merrier

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

I'm not much for blogging about my weight issues, but I have some exciting news. My husband and I moved into a new place and we now have cable (not the great news). I have been recording the workouts on Discovery Health every morning, and the next day we both get up at 5am and workout together! We're having a blast and it's awesome to watch my 6 ft tall husband try to dance bollywood style! I'm not worrying about weight right now. Well, I'm still paying attention to portions and all, but what I mean is that I really just want to enjoy the fun we're having together.


baby steps

Friday, July 03, 2009

Okay, I'm going about this differently than the first time. It's been about a week since my last post. The main thing that I have been focusing on is portion control. I'm trying to be conscious about how much I eat and what I eat. I've been doing pretty well, too! I love that we have Farmers' Market every week because we can buy lots of good fruit for the week. I've been eating fruit or fruit juice for dessert because I like to have something sweet after meals. It's a great alternative to other things like ice cream cream. I also managed to get in a few yoga classes, which I'm counting as a bonus right now. Let's try to get a handle on eating normal, human sized meals for now.

It's a small victory, but hopefully a step in the right direction.


hard fall from the wagon

Friday, June 26, 2009

These last two semesters have been very stressful. On top of that, there have been a few deaths in the family. My motivation to get out and exercise has been basically non-existent and as a result, I've gained about 17 lbs. I went to visit my family a few weeks ago (haven't seen them in about a year) and my aunt delighted in saying how chubby I am and pinching my belly. I had already been feeling very self conscious and that was really the last straw. So, after a long time of sitting around and just thinking about moving, I've gotten my second wind and have started being more active. I go for walks, even if it's just taking the dog around the block. I went to a yoga class this morning (I'm not a morning person at all!). I think I'll start going to Zumba regularly, too. As for food, I'm trying to have more discipline about my portions. I love food, but I think I've been using it to make myself feel better, somehow. It's interesting--when I was younger, I would try to see how long I could go without food. Now I've gone to the other extreme.

Hopefully I can keep this up and reach my goal...

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SADLERFAN 6/26/2009 9:16AM

    emoticon You can do it! Just take it a step at a time, your head seems to be in the right place, which is a great start. emoticon

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