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Sunday, March 28, 2010

I love SparkPeople!

Seriously, you guys are all very supportive. You are all there with me on my ups and downs. If I am having a bad day.. I just have to say it and there are a handful of people bringing me back up. If I having a good day.. there are a handful of people rejoicing in my successes. I never feel I am bragging.. because you are all sincerely happy for me. It is great! You are all amazing.. I have never had such amazing people in my life. I have yet to meet you all .. and can't wait either!

Thank you.. so very much!!!

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ONLYTEMPORARY 3/29/2010 10:57PM

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Reached a Goal!!! Eeek!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Today is a great day!

Besides it being really sunny out.. it is a great day because...

(Drum roll, please.)

I reached a goal!

When I got back from my trip, I weighed around 212.. and I made a goal that in exactly ONE week, I wanted to be 210 or under. I still weigh myself everyday - I know, I know - I shouldn't but it helps me to keep me accountable and I try to not get upset but use it as motivation.

Anyhow.. today I weighed 209.8!!! Tomorrow is the one week marker! How exciting is that! I reached my goal...and a day early! Eeeek! In addition to that.. I have never seen the number 209 on the scale and it was exciting to see it.

I have been struggling to get to 210.. for at least a month now. This week I couldn't bring myself to the gym.. all winter I have been working on the machines.. and you know what.. I now find them Bhah! I have been trying to watch what I eat and go for walks - and I lost weight this week! I knew I was on a boredom plateau - you know the kind that you hate your workouts because they arent exciting - but I didn't really know how to break it since it was winter.. Well, I think it is spring now - and I love it! I can walk!!!

A couple days ago, a friend of mine (HEIDISO) was telling me about a local walk that is 18 miles in October. I really want to do it.. and feel like I can. If I train for it over the summer, I could probably bring my walking time to 10 min/mi so I could finish the race in around 2 hrs. A dream of mine is to run Grandma's Half Marathon .. but it has always felt kinda overwhelming (I can't even run a mile). Maybe this could be a stepping stone for me.. and if not, maybe I could get involved with walking marathons.. how awesome would that be?!

My last thought for this already super long blog.. is I need to start strength training again. The last few months I have been procrastinating and kept putting it off.. and well, it never got done. The problem (besides more weight loss)? The problem is I now have some skin hanging which I find gross. That may be something you didn't want to know - but too late now, lol. I guess my question is.. does working with the core ball and 5# weights count as strength training or do I have to go to the gym and use the weights? I hope you have a great day, too!

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LYNNDAK 3/28/2010 9:53PM

    I used to lift soup cans before I bought my hand weights! Way to go on getting under 210!!

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SNOWFILLY 3/28/2010 9:15PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Am proud of you!!! Keep up the great work.

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THECRAZYMANGO 3/28/2010 1:11PM

    Okay.. cool! I thought so.. but hey, you never know! Maybe I will have to start using my core ball more.. rather than a foot rest! :P

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HEIDISO 3/28/2010 1:09PM


Working with free weights at home definitely count for strength training. You don't have to go to the gym to workout.

Comment edited on: 3/28/2010 1:10:20 PM

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I Stole.. "Sell Me."

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Okay, so I was looking at blogs and decided I loved this one blog so much that I stole it.

Sell Me On You.
If you had to list the 5 best things about being YOU, what would they be?
This is NO time to be modest!!! It is a time to be SELF-centered........not conceited, but truly looking at who YOU are. These are qualities that YOU possess.

Please share SP friends!

I think mine are:
1. I have a great heart which allows me to care and listen to my closest friends.
2. I have a great curvy body.
3. I am friendly and outgoing.
4. I have determination to succeed in anything I want.
5. I am cute.. hehe!

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PATRICIAANN46 3/28/2010 3:41PM

  Hi CRAZYMANGO........
I am the one you stole "Sell Me" from and I take it as a compliment and not a theft.
To answer your question: My best points are:
1. I have a great sense of humor.
2. I am very positive.
3. I am loyal to a fault.
4. I am patient.
5. I am a wonderful friend.

Thanks for commenting on my blog and also for liking it. emoticon

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A peak at my Boston trip..

Monday, March 22, 2010

My trip to Canada, Maine, and Boston was amazing! I have never laughed so much in my life. With all the laughter, I was able to de-stress from school, personal situations and even my own weight loss. It turns out that I lost 3# which was just the cherry on top of the amazing trip.

It turns out I had a lot of firsts. (In no particular order.)

First time I ...
..was out of WI or MN.
..saw the Atlantic Ocean.
..tasted the ocean.

..used a Passport. Canada.
..saw real mountains - called White Mountains!

..visited Michigan, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts.
..explored Boston.

..been on a ferry, subway or train.
..saw all the Great Lakes.
..been through the US and Canadian Customs

..had a real Boston Cream Pie (..well a bite or two, lol)
..climbed Bunker Hill

I hope you had an amazing week.. as much as I did!

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HEIDISO 3/22/2010 9:27PM


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THECRAZYMANGO 3/22/2010 9:23PM

    Um, considering we ate out everyday and I had dessert half the time, I found it pretty amazing, lol!

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TRACY180 3/22/2010 9:04PM

    Glad that you enjoyed your vacation and lost weight. That's as close to having your cake and eating it too as you will probably ever get. emoticon

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Spring Break!!!

Friday, March 12, 2010

This week is my SPRING BREAK and so I will not be on here until next Sunday which is March 21st, at the earliest! I wish you guys a great week by continuing to work out and eating right.

If you are wondering what I am doing for Spring Break... I am going on a trip to Portland, Maine (two hours from Boston by train). I am super excited as we are driving there and back so we will be going through Canada than visiting Boston on one of the days while we are out there.

While we are there, it is not all fun and games. We will also be working on a home for Habitat for Humanity. All in all, I will get to know some great people and have TONS of fun! I am sure I will be sharing pictures and writing a blog about it!

Again have an AWESOME week!!!

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THECRAZYMANGO 3/22/2010 10:05PM

    Heidi! You crack me up..and this comment kinda made my day! Thanks! You are pretty emoticon yourself!

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HEIDISO 3/22/2010 9:27PM

    LOL accidentally posted to the wrong blog. But you are still emoticon

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SNOWFILLY 3/13/2010 2:48PM

    Hope you have a great time!!

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THECRAZYMANGO 3/12/2010 11:34PM

    Hey thanks guys! I am actually in the UP Michigan right now! This time change is a bit different for me.. hehe! Apparently, I can't stay away from SP even on vacation! Haha!

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HEIDISO 3/12/2010 4:00PM

    Hope you have an emoticon trip.

Looking forward to seeing the pictures.

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KEAUXALLA 3/12/2010 3:42PM

    Have fun! It is my Spring Break too! I am so excited to have the week off.

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