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Tuesday, June 16, 2009



Well I went to the Total Conditioning class last night and Mike, the instructor, must have COSMICALLY known about my blog on yesterday about needing to up the strength training because he WORE us out last night...EVERYONE was huffing and puffing during and after class...all 75 minutes of it!!!

This was my 2nd class..last week we used the medicine balls predominately...but last night was ALL free weights and resistance bands...we also used a step for the more "intense" exercises he had us doing...the room is pretty small and that class is pretty packed the whole time...the sweat was dripping off me after the warm up...lol

I must have squatted to deeply with the free weight because my knee is a little "sore"...I can walk on it and it's not swollen so I guess it's ok...at first I was thinking I need to stay at home tonight but I think I can make it to the gym and walk on the treadmill or something..we'll see!!!



I avoided a disaster today...one of my friends birthday is today and a bunch of my friends wanted to take him out for dinner tonight at one of my favorite restaurants...but he already had plans so we will be taking him to brunch this weekend instead...that works better all around...I'll be paid this weekend, will be able to eat well at the brunch and still have time to get to the gym afterwards...

Most of my friends birthdays fall over the summer time frame but thankfully I don't have anything going on in July that I am aware (as of right now)...and then in August, I have like 4 birthdays to consider..including my mom's....so I'll be "busy" again...good times!!!!!

TTYL



  
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MRSGOFARR 6/16/2009 2:43PM

    Man, summer time is the worse for me and weight loss because we are always busy with activities that cause us to be traveling or out about in the city having a good time. Some things you can avoid - others just do you best and try to make the best changes.

Also whats up with your body measure inches?? did you ever take them initially and have you taken them sense. post your result.

your journey on the class of 75 freakin minutes which is crazy by the way - man i miss a memeber ship - reminded me of this quote.

"On that day, we seemed to achieve what generations of politicians and philosophers have failed to do. With nothing more than our running shoes, we accomplished what all the wars and weapons have failed to do. We were, for a few hours anyway, a community of people whose sameness was more important than our differences."

John "The Penguin" Bingham on The New York City Marathon

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What a difference a week makes!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Come back from vacation to find that your boss is no longer here...what a WELCOME BACK surprise...lol

My boss has taken a job downtown and according to her, they contacted her Friday and wanted her to start today...I got the news via an email from her sent on yesterday....no details on what she'll be doing or anything either...hmmm something sounds "fishy" about it but hey, whatever...good for her...I'm not sure what the "secret" is considering we all are looking for jobs...my co-worker was told Friday evening and is not pleased...she feels that something is "amiss" as well..I don't know...maybe she got a job that I had applied for as well and is uncomfortable telling me or something...anywho...next subject...



I am back on the grind this evening with the gym...I am going to the Total Conditioning class tonight and might hang around for the ab class afterwards...I am going to leave work early (benefit of having no boss emoticon) so I can take my dogs out and eat something beforehand...

I also HAVE GOT to kick up the strength training...I am too jiggly..I know that LL Cool J had a song a looong time ago about "Ya Jigglin' Baby" but I do not think he was referring to the parts on me that are jigglin...lol...I definitely have to tone up..it's not a cute sight to be thin and jello-y!!!!

I wish I could afford a personal trainer for the strength training ONLY...I work on the machines but it must not be enough...I'm not trying to kill myself but I guess I need to be putting forth more "energy" to get some results..I will focus on that the rest of this month as well as losing the 3 lbs that are keeping me from leaving 170ville....

I don't expect to see much change in tone in a 2 week period but maybe I'll be a little "firmer"...and also, I'll find a good routine and remain consistent at it...



I made a lunch date for Friday so I'll be good this week with my eating...I weigh in on Friday morning and will use the lunch as my "treat" if I have a good weigh in...no I won't be eating the wrong foods or overeating, etc. BUT I will just enjoy chit chatting and not having to worry about packing my lunch that day...a mental "treat" if you will...

I think I am going to keep Toni as my "inspirational" model this week...I like her and think she is very underrated as an artist...AND again, for her to be in her 40s, her body is great!!!!

TTYL

  
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MRSGOFARR 6/16/2009 9:58AM

    I hope you had a great workout last night! Keep up on the food and you are on your way. Are you still drinking all your waters.

About the personal trainer. Ever thought of using a virtual trainer website to desighn a fitness program for you. Itsnt it all the same anyway. Like they go by age, weight, ability, strength, size, etc. Do some searching on line and see what you come up with. Try self magazine because they provide lots of stuff.



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Let the week begin....

Sunday, June 14, 2009

::sigh:: where did my vacation and Saturday go??::sigh::



Anyway, I am back to work tomorrow or shall I say back to "looking" for work tomorrow...I didn't do much in that regard this past week and I know I probably should have...just wanted a mental break so I took it...and I'm not sorry that I did...

I am also going to work on losing these last 3 raggedy pounds of fat before June is over...I WILL GET OUT OF THE 170s...I can't believe they are hanging on like this...geesh...if I could only find a rich man that loved me as much as this fat seems to, I'd be a happy camper..lol...

I will weigh in this Friday...I should have done it this past Friday but didn't...I am going to the gym everyday this week...I plan to go tonight (unless my mom calls me over to her house) but I don't think that the gym is the catalyst for my weight lose so I am going to take some advice from one of my SPbuddies and do a carb free meal a couple of times this week...I've never been a salad lover but I'll try that as well...gotta plan my menu and go to the store....

I am giving myself to until the end of the month to lose these few pounds so I won't be stressing/obsessing over it...I'd love for them to be gone by the end of June so I can go into July with another and if they go away sooner rather than later, then the sooner I can move on to other goals....

Here I go...again...I've lost 13 lbs so far in what seems like forever but it's still great considering I didn't do anything extreme to do it...there are areas I should have had more discipline in but hey, I'm only human....I will get to my goal weight...and I'm going to do it the right way!!!

Let the fun begin!!!



Today's model is Toni Braxton..I love her music and I love the fact that she is over 40 and has a body that looks better than most 20 yr olds....YOU GO TONI!!!

TTYL

  
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SJACQUITA 6/15/2009 11:27AM

    In God's own time, HE will provide... you know that, girl!!! Those pounds will be a thing of history before you know it. (Easier typed than done, huh? LOL!!!) This too shall pass.
Peace and blessings, Kita


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DEDICATED2ME 6/15/2009 10:54AM

    I agree with switching up your routine--both food and exercise. Also, are you sleeping enough? That's another hindrance to weight loss. Just read an article somewhere...

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APRILNFO 6/15/2009 10:50AM

    You can and you will get rid of those last 3 pounds by the end of the month. Just stay focus, switch up your routine a little bit and say good by to those pounds. emoticon

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I'm woke now...lol!!!!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

I have been up since 6 am....had to be at my church by 7 to help set up for a writers conference....it was hot in the church for a while and moving tables, working in the kitchen, etc. didn't help at all...but it cooled off in time for the conference to start....

I ate breakfast at home and while there were plenty of breakfast items(muffins, danish, etc) at the conference, I ate a banana and some grapes...now I did eat half of a small danish later that morning for a sugar burst....and I drank plenty of water....

Our lunch was catered by Jason's Deli and I got the turkey sandwich...now anyone that ever had Jason's KNOWS how much meat they put on their sandwiches...I only ate half...and was full...I ate the chips as well...and I ate a few of the miniature Snickers that were there...(can't pass up chocolate)...

We left the conference after 3 (had to clean up, etc) and I came home, took my dogs out and then changed and took a looonnnggg nap...I wasn't planning on sleeping that long but oh well...I got up and went Target and Burger King...I am a little over my calorie range but pretty good with the rest of the ranges....I think I'll be ok!!!!!

That's it for now....I need to go get ready for 8 am service!!!

TTYL

  
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AWILLIAM1 6/14/2009 10:02AM

    Glad you had a good day. I also worked today and when I came home, I had to take a long nap. So what did you eat at Burger King? emoticon

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DEDICATED2ME 6/14/2009 9:38AM

    It sounds like you did an awesome job! I know how hard it is to pass up chocolate.
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It's the weekend...

Friday, June 12, 2009

And it is going to be HOT....the weather folks just DOWNGRADED our high on tomorrow from 101 degrees to 97....WHOA!! Break out the winter gear.....I don't think 4 degrees is going to make a difference...and while I am thankful for EVERY day I am able to see, sweating and melting doesn't inspire much pleasure...lol

I am volunteering at a writers conference at my church tomorrow so I have to be there at 7 am to help set up...I think it's over at 3....I hope it is interesting...I like volunteering for things..you learn a lot that way...and you learn for FREE... emoticon

I worked out today and burned over 800 calories and I've done well with my eating and drinking water this week...my vacation is over today...I go back to work on Monday...I only ate out once this week(couldn't pass up the $1.99 fish/chips at Long Johns..even though it was one piece of fish)....but other than that I ate at home...again, that's a shocker because I normally do not cook while on vacation!!!

But enjoy your weekend!!!

TTYL

  
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AWILLIAM1 6/13/2009 1:25PM

    As hot as it is here, it looks like I am going to be kicking buckets of water. What are your plans for the weekend? emoticon

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AWILLIAM1 6/13/2009 1:06PM

    Sounds like your are doing great!!

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WANNABTHNAGN29 6/12/2009 9:48PM

    Awsome. enjoy your weekend..TGIF

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