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March 8, 2010

Monday, March 08, 2010

so i was getting frustrated until I realized I have lost 30 pounds since the beginning. I am frustrated cause I am not committed enough to really stick to a plan and see it through. So now I am leaving on the 29th of the month and if nothing else motivates me to lose atleast 10 pounds before I go is the fact I refuse to be looked at and asked to purchase another seat cause I am to fat. I just got an elliptical and I am determined to work out on it. The weather is warming up and i can get outside and I really want to lose the weight. I keep thinking I would like a Quick fix but nothing is a quick fix.
So determined i am!!!!

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SUNFLOWERS4ME 3/10/2010 12:10PM

    30 lbs is a BIG accomplishment. You should feel very proud of that. You can achieve your goal. SP is not about sticking to a particular eating plan or exercise routine, but it is about discovering how to achieve the healthier version of you that will last a lifetime. Obviously you have found something that is working, just keep doing that and you will get there!

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CHILDOFMERCY 3/8/2010 7:22PM

    Wow, congratulations on your 30 pounds. You are right, there is no quick fix. I feel like I have worked sooo hard to lose just 6 pounds in the last 7 weeks or so, but like you, I am determined to stick with it. I really hope you can reach your goals by the 29th, it really sounds like you have the motivation and determination to make it happen.

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Sick and no energy

Friday, February 13, 2009

AHHHHH it is that time of year friends. I feel like doodoo!! My head, throat and nose on top of that I think I have a touch of the stomach bug! Have no energy to get out and go to the gym this week what so ever but I refuse to punish myself or get down!~ I can only do so much and when the weight comes off it comes off. I dont feel good and I am not pushing myself to go out and work out. Watching what i eat and not overeating or eating things I shouldnt so I should be okay.

Just pray cause I hate being sick and now hubby complaining and that is just to much cause he is a big BABY when he is sick!! No one has any peace!

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NYYANKEEFAN21 2/20/2009 7:17AM

    LOL, guys ARE big babies when they are sick!!!!
Here's to a quick recovery for both of you!!! emoticon

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MASHELDON 2/16/2009 6:16PM

    Hope you are feeling better.

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KEHWIE 2/13/2009 1:34PM

    emoticon Still trying to recover from illness myself, I totally sympathize! Hang in there, and feel better soon!

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RUTHIEBEAR 2/13/2009 10:51AM

    WHy is it when WE are sick, we get no symnpathy or coddling and when THEY are sick they whine and get pampered???? Take care of yourself. I am praying you feel better SOON!

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15 pounds gone!!

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

I hit my 15 pound mark the other day and I am very proud of myself. I have gotten off the work out routine cause I am finding it hard to go out of the house to the gym at night when it is so cold outside, but I re-committed last myself to it last week, and so far so good. I just need to recommit to getting back on the treadmill like I was. I will that is coming here today as well!!

My son has lost 20 pounds since we all started working out and he is looking great.

Oh well all that and now I have 35 more to lose so I can go meet my nephew!! But I have a goal of being able to fit into a shirt one of the boys who lived with us last summer gave my son. It is his Batting Practice warm up! We are going to see him in April and I want to wear it to one of the games!! I think it is a Large! I have now able to wear just an XL so hopefully!!!

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MASHELDON 2/7/2009 9:51AM

    Great Job!! You'll make it into that shirt with room to spare!! Think Spring!

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KEHWIE 2/4/2009 10:18AM

    You should be proud! Way to go!!! :)

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KNITSKI 2/4/2009 9:53AM

    Way to go! Keep up the good work!

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Discouraged and finding excuses!

Friday, January 16, 2009

All right so I am not blogging daily and tracking my food intake and fitness minutes every day like I was before vacation, does it really make that much of a difference...YES!!!!
I have found myself not holding myself accountable for what I am doing cause I am not writing it down.
I am using the excuse for the food tracking that I have not gone grocery shopping so I can not plan my menu out or know what i am eating before I eat it, Pretty lame I know. So why not track it after DUH!!!!! I am just getting lazy! That is it no other reason.. I hate this time of year it is so cold I hate going out to get in the car and go to the if I can come up with a reason not to I do!! HONESTY HERE PEOPLE!! Although I have been doing my Treadmill work here at home and doing pretty good with it. I am more comfortable doing it here cause I am now RUNNING a bit on it!! I am so excited. My goal is to get to 2 miles in 30 minutes by the end of January. I am doing pretty good at it. I am down to 2 miles in 35 minutes. I can run for about 1.5 -2 minutes at 5 mphin the beginning then I rest at 3mph for about 4 minutes as I go on I am able to run less but I still do it and sometimes more frequently.

I bought one of those stability balls before vacation unfortunately I lost the air pump for it. I blew it up before we left but the kids bounce on it and of course it loses some air so now it is to soft for me and I have no way to pump it up. If anyone has any ideas or solutions on how to pump it up let me know please I really want to do the work out on the ball!!!

I guess that is all!

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KEHWIE 1/16/2009 12:58PM

    Wow, running! That's great. I've never, ever been a runner.

It's cold here too! I'm not sure I could get myself to a gym either. Maybe this is why I'm an exercise video junkie! But at least you ARE giving that treadmill a workout. Celebrate the positives!

No ideas for your stability ball, but here's to continued exercise success and a return to tracking food! :)

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A new Year

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

OH!!! What a feeling! My family spent the holiday down south with my mom, so that is why I have been absent for a while. I am back and determined to do this thing!!
To be honest I dreaded stepping on the scale when I got home I just knew I had put on at least 3 or more pounds. I was very good for the first part of the vacation watching what I ate and not over indulging but not denying my self either. Hubby and I went to the gym once while we were there, but I did get a daily walk in every morning while walking the dog. I walked sometimes around the park in the evening as well. But I waited and then finally I said to myself okay stop putting off the weigh in..kiddo..own it and so I did..gasp...WHAT!!!! I DID WHAT... TO MY AMAZEMENT I ACTUALLY LOST .8 POUNDS. Yeah okay cool!!!
I also had a bit of an eye opener while I was on vacation see I stopped to spend a day with my best friend she had the stomach bypass surgery done on 12/23. She has battled with weight all her life and she had stomach stapling done some 20+ years ago but it didnt hold cause she ate and drank her self fat again! So she decided after years of the battle it was time for her to do this she had been doing classes for like 6 months to prepare herself. When we stopped for the weekend (on our way home) she was 1 1/2 weeks after the procedure. Let me tell you this I give her credit cause I know her battle but I would never want to do this only like her as a last resort. People think this thing is a quick easy solution..It isnt. I watched her struggle to drink protine shakes and eat soup for the first time. I watched her go "emotional" after her son didnt do something she thought she should. She gave up smoking to have this surgery done..and on top of that she doesnt have the clutch of eating when her emotions are getting the best of her...She is like "girl what am I to do?" I watched and thought wow for those of us struggling with our weight we need to look at what our triggers are..there is a root to this problem. Food is our drug of choice and just like any addict you must go to the root in order to conquer your addiction. So that is my journey as of right now to get to the root of my addiction why do I chose food as my drug of choice? What do I fear or what do I lack that makes me turn to food? I dont see myself as an emotional eater I see myself more as a person who made poor choices, but why do I make poor choices? I will be honest I not only make poor food choices I have made some pretty bad life choices as well.... so why do I do this? My thought to ponder as I continue this journey of weight loss

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KEHWIE 1/7/2009 12:08PM

    First of all, congratulations on your loss! That's terrific. When you can make smart choices over vacations and holidays (indulging in favorites but not going overboard), you are on your way to true lifestyle change! emoticon

Second, it sounds like you're taking a good next step, pondering some deep issues that will help make those changes permanent. That's an important step, and I applaud you for it. :) emoticon

Good luck!!!

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