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A New Decade for Me

Sunday, October 04, 2009

I just turned 40 years old. (Yikes...never typed that before!) I had truly hoped that my weight would be 'perfect' right now.

Alas, that is not to be. It is roughly where it was last year....after going up, down & standing still, it is where it was last year this time. HOWEVER, my health is good as is my self of being.

Yes, I'm concerned, but now I'm more realistic about it. I will NEVER be 135lbs as my doctor's wall chart keeps telling me. I am NOT built for that. I have hips & thighs that literally will not get me into the 130's..unless I cut them off. And THAT'S not gonna happen!

I'm building muscles & my cardio function is good. My cholesterol & blood pressure numbers are also good.

Still of course working on the weight...but living my life at the same time.

In fact, next week this time, I'll be in Jamaica on the beach in a bathing suit relaxing...and to be honest, I know I won't be feeling self conscious [well not as much as before!!]

And yes, I'll be going for early morning jogs on the beach...I'm actually looking forward to those 'sandy jogs'..and relaxing with 'adult beverages' after.

Ah yes...getting older is not as bad as I thought!
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TECHLADY 10/4/2009 1:30PM

  @Moonangel23....Thanks! I'm certainly trying to work it. :)

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TECHLADY 10/4/2009 1:29PM

  @Texas...yes...food is my issue also. Portion control..wow. What a concept!

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MOONANGEL23 10/4/2009 11:26AM

    You've got a great outlook! Health is more than a number on the scale and you sound like you're doing great!

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TEXASGIDGET 10/4/2009 9:33AM

    I feel your pain! I will be 40 in another year or so and I'm trying to get my weight under control NOW. I may not be 100 to 120 pounds ever again, but I do want to feel healthier. After working out as I have been recently...I know I can do this. I just have to get the food back under control. Good luck on your journey!

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To Infinity and Beyond!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Today was a killer. For various reasons...which escape me at the moment, I decided to spend several hours @ the gym. No biggie you say?

Um...ok.

Hour 1...Body Sculpting Class....which just happens to be done by a sadist.
15 mins rest.
Hour 2..Spin Class...remember the sadist mentioned above?? Yep...same one for spin. Yikes!
Next 45 mis....Incline treadmill.
Next 30 mins...sauna...priceless!

  
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TECHLADY 9/27/2009 7:24PM

  And now everybody part is worn out...but my fingers! LOL

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LHLADY517 9/27/2009 6:04PM

    priceless.

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Its All in the Direction...

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Speaking to a friend today, the conversation drifted into how our week went with our exercise, nutrition & consequent weigh ins.

Her complaint was she 'only' lost .2lbs. I kindly pointed out to her that not only was it better than a gain, but had she in fact gained those .2lbs, she would NOT have been saying 'only'!

Hey, I'm always trying to find the bright side...and frankly, ANY loss is a loss..especially as she pointed out, it was her 'time of the month'. emoticon

As for me? I gladly got rid of 1.1lbs this week. Sure, I'd like it to have been more. But I'll take a loss where I can get it.
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If I'd known I was going to live so long, I'd have taken better care of myself. ~Leon Eldred

  
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TECHLADY 9/6/2009 12:28PM

  @moonangel.....THANKS!! Enjoy the rest of your weekend :)

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TECHLADY 9/6/2009 12:23PM

  @moonangel.....THANKS!! Enjoy the rest of your weekend :)

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MOONANGEL23 9/6/2009 12:15PM

    Congratulations on your weight loss this week! And you've got a great positive attitude about your friend's small loss---yes, a loss is a loss and is always better than a gain. Great work!

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What a Wonderful Week!

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

I started the week coming down with a cold & slept through my am alarm...no AM work out. Yuck. However, my luck has gone up since then. Yippee!

I did two workouts on Tuesday...and so far, got my AM in for Wednesday.
Heck, I even jogged a bit on both days....and got to work 15 mins early. emoticon

What makes this so amazing for me is that I have to be at work by 7:30 AM.
Yikes!

This was made possible by my recognizing the importance of packing EVERYTHING at night....lunch, work bag, my clothes for the 2nd job, etc. Nothing is left to chance.

I come back form my workout, eat breakfast, shower and I'm out the door...with no hassles or rushing, etc.

And oh yeah...my eating has been good too! Enough potassium, fats, carbs & proteins...gotta watch that sodium though. Haven't gone over my caloric intake either. :)

What a wonderful feeling! emoticon

  
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TECHLADY 9/2/2009 11:00PM

  @Cocao....What will it take you to do it? Wanna commit to trying it for a week?
To be honest, I'm dead when I come home from my 2nd job about 9:30 pm...but I don't bother sitting...cause that'd be the end!

I'm in the kitchen. I go in circles getting my dinner [usually a chicken stir fry], emptying my lunch box and fixing lunch for the next day....Since my meals are relatively simple....it works for me....

Having to be out of the house by 7:15 am and wanting to work out BEFORE....has truly forced me into it!

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COCACOLACUTIE 9/2/2009 10:41AM

    I soooo have to train myself to do these things at night. I'm a morning person, so my energy level drop way down in the evening. I barely want to cook dinner much less pack my lunch, pick out clothes, and have my work bag ready for the next day. I realize things would be so much easier if I did all that, but I procrastinate and end up falling asleep having done nothing, and then it's a mad dash in the morning. I gotta do better.

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TECHLADY 9/2/2009 10:14AM

  @Dap...I had to learn this the hard way...but once learned...its learned. Its funny but soo many folks still don't get this! LOL

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TECHLADY 9/2/2009 10:13AM

  Don...what's funny is that I'm known NOT to be a morning person. Until working out that is! LOL

My family is still amazed at my morning energy....turned from the grumpy one to energetic am person! :)

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DDOORN 9/2/2009 8:48AM

    I LOVE my morning workouts! Never would have DREAMED that would have been true for me a few years ago...! Now I roll outta bed onto my treadmill @ 6 a.m. every morning and nail my cardio before my day runs away with itself...lol!

Good for you! Keep up the super SPARKING! :-)

Don

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DAP1313 9/2/2009 8:15AM

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Good for you! When I was working I tried to get my things ready the night before, even to putting things in my car that I needed to take to work. Isn't it nice not to stress over this?

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Tradeoff??

Saturday, August 29, 2009

You know, I'm about to break up with my BF, and my first thought was; 'Hmm...no more late night dinners".

Was that so bad to think? LOL

Since we've been together, I've gained about 15 lbs. I know he didn't force feed me, so I do take COMPLETE responsibility for every lb.

It doesn't help that he's not the least bit health conscious either! However, even though he needs to lose weight, he doesn't not work on it (but I only eat once a day?!?!) HOWEVER, he HAS noticed MY weight gain...AND commented. Like I don't live in the land of mirrors! emoticon

But no biggie...he's a nice person..but not for me. And that makes my planning the 'getting out' strategy so much easier.

But yeah...no more late night dinners!! Gotta get a man that is somewhat health conscious. emoticon

  
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LHLADY517 8/30/2009 9:53PM

    Interesting thought

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