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Dear Knees, don't fail me now

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Dear Knees,
I love you. I need you. I know all this walking has been hard on you, but I promise you will start to feel better. You just need to do your part, and keep working!
The rest of the body

ps. Hands, you look marvelous!

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COLEENCOLE 9/30/2009 12:06PM

    My knees were so painful and now that I have been doing the treadmill regularly they feel great.

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CAALAN23 9/30/2009 11:32AM

    LOL, about the hands!

Those knees will start to feel better. It took mine about four weeks to stop their creaking and moaning, but it was a long four weeks.

Have a groovy day!

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BUTTERCUP76 9/30/2009 11:18AM

    I love your p.s. about your hands. Others may not get it, but I do!!! Hope you have a great day!

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Weigh-in nerves

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Tonight is weigh-in number two. I HATE weighing in at night. I always weigh more than I do in the morning. My real problem is that I get freaked if the number is too high because then I feel major pressure to keep that up. But I get depressed if the number is too low; like, why do I bother putting in all the hard work? If it were just me, I wouldn't weigh -in weekly and I would pay attention to the way my clothes fit. But, this is for the contest that I agreed to be a part of. And, I really want to win! I just don't want to win if it means that I've damaged my body by losing too much too fast. Nor do I want to be one of the statistics where I gain all my weight back!

Getting this out in words is making me feel better. I will do well tonight. Slow and steady wins the race! My plan for my life is much more important than a win in one contest.

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BUTTERCUP76 9/29/2009 11:37AM

    Just remember it's a challange for total loss at the end you have to gain muscle to loose fat. So slow and steady is the right way. I actually love to weigh myself now, I used to dread it. I only record my weight on friday mornings (I think I weigh less in the morning too). But I actually weigh my self every morning it keeps me motivated all week.

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Get the exercise out of the way

Monday, September 28, 2009

Okay, I've been back for about a week. I'm already seeing/feeling some changes. I found the weekend HARD! But I find the weekdays to be going well. I find that if I get the exercise out of the way in the morning--I do much better the rest of the day. If I wait, the excuses creep in. When I just do it; I have more energy the rest of the day. I find myself motivated to do more. I have a sense of accomplishment.

ps. I listened to God, and I took a day of rest on Sunday. (I still ate within my calories, but I didn't stress about it, or exercise)


Hollywood Beauty vs. Real Beauty

Friday, September 25, 2009

I have been continuing to think/ponder about my poor self-image. (see previous blog) I really want to feel comfortable in a "new" physical body. I've been thinking about what are beautiful (physically) attributes that I recognize in others. Sure there's the "Hollywood standard" beauty. I have certainly seen those types of people in my everyday experience. But how many times have I told my friends to stop whining because I see them as beautiful? What do I see that they do not? What do they see in me that I do not?

I think physical beauty can be so much more than the Hollywood standard. I see beauty in the way someones eyes light-up. The smile that comes across their face. Ever notice how beautiful a face looks when it's laughing? I see beauty in a body that is held erect, walks with a determined step, carries itself with confidence. That kind of physical beauty is achievable no matter what size your body appears. I can attain that now.

I also think that a great haircut, makeup application, and skin regimen are contributing factors in physical beauty. I don't believe anyone is flawless. I do believe that we all have our good/better/best days when it comes to "putting ourselves together". I don't believe we are only beautiful with our hair and make-up done either. Ever notice how someone can look overdone or tired due to bad make-up? Sometimes the most "beautiful" moments happen with no effort at all. Ever noticed how amazing someone looks just waking up in the morning? Or, after swimming?

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I need to start accepting compliments as being 'truth' from the people giving them. A thank you is in order; but absolutely NO denials! I also need to start 'beholding' my own beauty.

How about you?


good morning!

Friday, September 25, 2009

I forced myself to go out and walk in the rain this morning (normally this is a great excuse not to get my exercise for the day). I am very proud of my self! I ended up walking 4 miles in a hour (normally do 3 in 40min). Then did my strength exercises. Woo Hoo! I am super charged for the day!

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SVELTEWARRIOR 9/25/2009 10:18AM

    GREAT JOB!!!!

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