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15 lbs to date!!!

Friday, June 20, 2008

I'm so excited, I've lost 15 lbs so far. I've put my mind to it and I'm getting there finally. WOOHOO!

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KGWINDER 7/14/2008 4:52PM

    If anyone would have told you how much effort this was going to take, would you have started??? But it is days like this that make you know that not only have YOU DONE IT!!! but you can keep doing it. Great job and hope those muscle are now starting to adjust. Good time to reflect on what you've changed that has lead to such a major step. Proud of your progress, keep it up!

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SMILEY071684 6/27/2008 12:50PM

    Yay!! Great Job Kenna!

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Finally joined the gym...

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

I finally joined the gym yesterday. I went on my lunch break and they gave me a great corp. discount. Anyhow...after dinner and going for a walk with my little guy and E I went to the gym. I've been a member of this gym before so I have a favorite elliptical machine I like to use but it was taken. The one I had to use had a ton more resistance than I'm use to. It said it was on level 1 but it FELT like 3 or 4. Anyhow...I was on the elliptical for 30 min. I went 1 and 1/2 miles in 28 minutes. I burned 300 calories. I wanted to go at least for 30 so I finished out my time. I had originally planned on a 45 min. workout but I was exhausted. This was my first day back and I think I did pretty good to start out. When I got home, E and I put in a movie to watch. In the middle of the movie my back/neck started KILLING me. It feels like someone stuck a knife between my shoulder blades. I don't know if it has to do with me working out or if I did it lifting Liam funny or doing something else strenuous. In any case I woke up this morning and my back is still hurting very badly. I'm sitting here at work looking like a hunch back with a stiff neck. :( I was so excited to get back to the gym and I may not be able to go again tonight. We'll see how the day goes.


My first Sparkpeople Weight Loss!

Friday, May 25, 2007

I am so excited. I got on the scales today and I've lost 2 lbs. That is great motivation for me to continue doing well. WOOHOO! :) I needed that kind of reassurance. I shouldn't depend on that, but it's really nice to be able to "see" the results.

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LAPEACHGIRL 6/4/2007 6:34PM

  Way to go! Congrats on your loss... I know what you mean... loosing weight or inches is my BIGGEST motivation! Proud of you!

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ERIN2213 5/25/2007 12:13PM

    Congrat's on the 2lb wieght loss......

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Bad Food Weekend

Monday, May 21, 2007

Well I did horrible this weekend. I basically didn't care what I ate and just did what I wanted. I always sabotage myself on the weekend because I look at the weekend as a reward for the hard week I've had. So much for not drinking soda too. Ugh...

I am however going to the gym tonight to rejoin. I use to work out every week (sometimes up to 4-5 days a week) before I had Liam. I think it'll be good for my confidence.

That's all for now...I feel guilty and mad at myself.

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PIZZAGIRL76 5/22/2007 1:38PM

    Weekends are tough for a lot of people. I try to stay on the same schedule, no matter how tempting it is to sleep in! It seems to help me if I plan my meals for the weekend ahead of time and make sure I don't try and do too many other things that will interfere with my exercise time.

I just joined a gym on Saturday. On Sunday, I ate 3 skinny cow ice cream sandwiches. On Monday, I ate an entire 20 flavor box of jelly bellys. Even when you're on a roll, it's so easy to slip up!

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Struggling with Calorie Intake

Friday, May 18, 2007

So I've been keeping track of my calories and I'm not doing so good so far. Maybe I'll use this week as a learning experience. When you get in a routine of eating certain things for meals it's hard to break the habbit. Even when you know that you'll be going over your calories for the day. I'm also a little nervous because we're going to the movies tonight and my favorite thing to get there is CHERRY COKE and POPCORN. UGH! Maybe we should just skip the movies. I also feel like I have such a busy life that it's hard to get everything done in a day's time.

Example: 5pm get off work, 6pmish get home from picking up Liam from daycare, 6:30-7pm get dinner ready and Liam's dinner ready and eat (usually it takes more time to eat healthy and I'm always in a rush). 7pm finally sit down to eat, 7:30pm take a walk outside if the weather's nice, 8pm get Liam home and ready for bath, bed, etc. 8:30pm get chores done (laundry, dishes, bottles), 9:30pm finally have a chance to sit down, maybe.

Where's my chance to work out? I'm going to join the gym again but I'm wondering where I'm going to fit everything in? The gym closes at 10pm. I'm not much of a weight lifter so I'll probably stick with cardio for a bit. If I get real adventurous I might do some weights, but I'd rather have someone I know there with me helping me along. I've always been shy and having a buddy would keep me from totally fumbling around and looking like I'm a complete idiot or drunk. I get so clutsy when I feel insecure and self conscience.

Oh woe is me.

HOWEVER, I can give myself a pat on the back because since I've joined Sparkpeople I've not had one single drop of a soft drink....yet. And I've been walking every day during the evening.