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Little by Little

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Yep, its little by little, and I am getting stronger everyday. I have decided that I will only weigh in once a month. I have been going strong for two months now. My activity has been up and I have been faithful. After the first month I lost 6 lbs. After the second month I lost 1 lb. However, more than the scale, I have lost inches and my clothes are fitting me better. Not only that but I feel good and am getting stronger everyday. I am up to about 15 miles a week of running and 3 days of strength training. It has been liberating to give up the scale!! It does not control me. I control me! And I can do this, YES I CAN!!!

  
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KNEEMAKER 4/2/2014 11:08PM

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ANDREAG89 4/2/2014 11:06PM

    Awesome job!! Keep up the great work!

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Getting Stronger and Smarter

Thursday, December 20, 2012

I have learned a few things about myself on this adventure of changing my life style. I learned that I have to plan. I now look at each day as having 1200 to 1500 calories. I think of it as having 1200 to 1500 dollars a day and how I am going to spend them. I have been planning my next day's meals the night before and checking the calories a head of time. I also plan my exercise strategy the night before. It makes my eating so much better. I plan snacks and I plan on eating every few hours to keep my metabolism stoked. I also have been using the recipes more. Today I was asked to go to a breakfast with a friend's daughter. There were so many high calorie foods and I avoided them and went to the fruit, granola, orange juice and 1/4 of a waffle. I did so good, at least that is what I thought, I got home and put the food in my tracker and found that I spent 750 of my daily "dollars". Normally I would get frustrated and say oh well, I 've already blown it today. NOT today, instead I went to the recipes and found some "cheaper" recipes and made those. I ended up staying in my range and saving a few, "dollars" (otherwise known as calories). emoticon

  
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CLWALDRO 1/3/2013 9:09PM

    I like the change to planning ahead at this stage in your journey to better health you need to have many days of success before you can be confident you can make wise food choices. I did the same thing at the beginning and the had a white board I kept track of my goals and accomplishments because I loved to change the number to just 1 more.
I wish you well as you work daily on your goals and I am glad you did not give up when you found you had spent $750 on breakfast.
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EENLIGHTENING 1/3/2013 2:19PM

    Way to go, staying in your calorie range. If you bite it write it! It is amazing how fast the calories add up if we don't pay attention. Stay conscious of your choices and you will be successful. emoticon

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LETHANIA 1/3/2013 1:27PM

    I budget too! I always say, oh I've spent too much or Oh I have this much more I can spend today. LOL

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BRENDA1946 1/3/2013 10:54AM

    I really like your idea of budgeting calories like money. Planning ahead is smart and the success it brings when you step on the scale or take your measurements is worth the effort.
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DEBLYNN323 1/3/2013 10:49AM

    Great idea....will have to borrow the checkbook budget tip!

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BUSMOM27 1/3/2013 8:16AM

    What a great idea! I would never intentionally spend over my budget, but I go in debt with my calories all the time. Thanks for the idea!

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BOBBIENORTHERN1 12/23/2012 8:04PM

  This is such a good blog...and shows how well our life works for us when we get our priorities in the right perspective...good for you

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DMSPEER93 12/22/2012 10:22PM

    Great job! Planning ahead does help. I didn't today and definatly paid! Keep it up! emoticon

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EWL978 12/20/2012 11:46PM

    The problem is "do you like to plan ahead"?? Sometimes I think that's exhausting!!

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Running on a treadmill vs. running outside. What is the difference?

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Ok, I have been running for over a year now. That in itself is amazing because I am an asthmatic. I usually run at 6000 ft above sea level because I live in Colorado. I am currently in Florida helping my parents who are going through some health issues. It is way to hot and humid for me to run outside here, but my parents have a club house where they live and there is a weight room. I started using the treadmill and running in air conditioning.
I am amazed at how much easier it is to run on the treadmill then to run outside. My question is: Is it easier to run on a treadmill normally? Is the reason it is so much easier because I am at sea level? Also does it burn as many calories running on a treadmill as it does running outside?

Normally I run/walk, 5 to 12 minutes of running and 2-3 minutes of walking. I can do this for 3-5 miles. On the treadmill here in Florida, I have been running for 60 minutes straight without stopping!! Why can't I do that running outside? Just a few of my running questions. If you have any answers please let me know.

  
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2BEABETTERME 8/28/2012 9:18AM

    Running on a treadmill is much easier! The belt propels you forward and your body doesn't have to work as hard as when you run outside. The belt on the treadmill is also more bouncy than running on pavement or other outdoor surfaces. I think you would burn more calories outside; but, a heart rate monitor would be the best judge of that.

I hope your parents are on the mend!
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I did what I thought I could never do! I am a runner!!!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Yesterday, I did what I thought I could never do. I ran 20 minutes straight! I refused to listen to the nagging thoughts that said "you can't" instead I focused on "Yes, I can!" Now, I can say Yes, I did!!! Yep, I am a runner!! It was only a few short weeks ago when I thought 3 minutes of running was next to impossible and now I'm up to 20 minutes! If I can. So can you!!! emoticon

  
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DOTTIEJANE1 4/15/2012 5:39PM

    Congrats !! great job.

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2BEABETTERME 4/14/2012 5:27PM

    Woo-Hoo! Such am empowering thing, good for you!

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FRECKS96 4/14/2012 5:09PM

    Awesome! Congrats!

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SHERREMAC 4/14/2012 4:29PM

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It's such a surprise- isn't it? To realize your body is that strong, and that it actually feels good when your done. Great Reward!

Enjoy , and Continued SUCCESS!

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CLUEINGFORLOOK8 4/14/2012 10:44AM

    Great job! It just gets easier from here on out on the mental side!

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ran my first non-stop mile

Thursday, April 12, 2012

I started my day running. I was going to run 8 minutes and walk for 2, and then run 5 and walk for 1. I was feeling really good, like I had a lot of energy still so when my 8 min. alarm went off, I keep running for another 4 minutes!! It was the first time I ran a mile without stopping! I continued the rest of my run doing 8 minutes and 5 minutes. I did a total of 8.5 miles! It is unbelieveable, but true. I am a runner!

  
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2BEABETTERME 4/12/2012 2:41PM

    AWESOME!!! Keep up the great work!
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TAGSUIT2 4/12/2012 10:44AM

    emoticon emoticon Great start

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