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I may have lost this battle but I must win the war.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

The last few days I have been feeling fat. I haven't felt this way for a very long time.. usually I feel smaller and strong. I know I tend to feel healthier when I exercise enough, eat correctly, and strength train. Last week I was at my parents from Thursday to Monday and sometimes it just isn't possible to do even when I try my hardest.

Anyhow, today was my weigh in and it was time to see if what I was feeling and what I actually weighed measured up.. it turns out I gained a pound so I guess it does measure up. I don't know if I can really be that upset that I gained a pound when all my other weigh ins since I started the 100 day challenge is I have lost 2-4# - how can I be upset about that?

The good news? I think by not weighing in all the time, I am learning to feel when I gained weight. Maybe eventually when I reach my goal weight I can wean myself off the scale.. how great would that be?

Goals for the next weigh in (in 10 days):
-Write down what I eat when I am at my parents even if I don't put it in
-Strength train 3x
-Elliptical 3x
-Stairs one day

I can do it.. I have to.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MELLIEK2010 5/20/2010 5:37PM

    It's always great to have a plan like someone just told me today "we don't plan to fail but we may fail to plan!" Great job on your losses so far and I know a pound can be discouraging but over the long run it's really not so much. I was very discouraged because last week I gained a pound but now I weighed myself this morning and was down that pound plus an additional 1.5 so now I feel back in the game :0) So often I think it may be just any change from our routine can throw in that plus one and a couple days of working out and drinking a lot of water and it's gone again! You are doing so great girl and you got this!!
PS I always weigh in on Fri morning that way if I eat a little too much over the weekend or slack in exercise I have all week to make up for it emoticon

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HEIDISO 5/20/2010 4:16PM


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THECRAZYMANGO 5/20/2010 4:04PM

    Thanks girls.. I think I am going to have the rule to not weigh in right after a weekend but rather right before! Haha.

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MYSHARONA6 5/20/2010 2:44PM

    Sometimes I go up a pound, too. It just might have been the weekend. But stay the can do it....the scale is not our master but our aid. Journal and exercise...and think good thoughts...positive thoughts! Remember, everyone is cheering you on! emoticon Sharon

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SHERYLDS 5/20/2010 2:30PM

    journal journal journal....
it's the best strategy.

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HEIDIHYATT 5/20/2010 12:00PM

    you can & will do it!!

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Summer Game Plan

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

emoticon emoticon emoticonGood morning everyone. emoticon emoticon emoticon

Last night I came back from my parents after being gone from Friday afternoon. It was really nice to get back into routine.. to eat the same foods, and be able to do the same activities. This got me thinking.

There is comfort to routine..even in our weight loss. I walk every day. Last week, when I couldn't due to stress and weather, I worked out on the elliptical. I feel like I lost weight.. but since I only weigh in every 10 days I really don't know!

So, I decided to try to mix things up this summer while keeping to my routine.

Here is my plan.

Walk every day between 4-8 miles at least.
Work the...stairs, elliptical, legs (Run)...2x a week
Learn 3 new activitie: Zumba, Line dancing and how to ride a bike!

Weight loss goal: 30# by August 31st

I loss this amount last summer but it might be a bit high. I figure I will reach for the moon and land in the stars!

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TURTLELOT2 5/18/2010 6:35PM

    emoticonI too got a great walk in today. This all made up for not doing it yesterday. Thanks for the support.

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MYSHARONA6 5/18/2010 10:05AM

    Sounds like a great plan!!! I agree with you about the comfort of a routine. I am in a routine with my food and walking and I love it. But I like your plan of shaking it up and adding new activities. That is such a great idea!!! I like it. I like lofty goals, too!!! Reach up there .. you can do it! emoticon emoticon

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Where are you?

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

I realized I am not sure where you all are from... so where are you from?

If you are not comfortable in posting, send me an email..
If you are not comfortable telling me in general, that's a-okay. I understand.

To answer my own question..
My hometown is Ellsworth, Wisconsin but now I live in Northern Wisconsin!

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HEIDISO 5/17/2010 4:35PM

    Hayward, WI

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IRISHMOM171 5/13/2010 2:24PM

    ontario Canada, north of Toronto (not saying what city)

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PATRICIAANN46 5/13/2010 1:04PM

  Just North of Madison, Wisconsin......

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IFDEEVARUNS2 5/13/2010 11:26AM

    Houston, TX

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THECRAZYMANGO 5/13/2010 10:43AM

    Thanks guys! It is awesome to have friends all across the USA..

Next year, I am studying through the National Student Exchange where I can study at another college while paying mine.. it is awesome. I have it narrowed down to three campuses in Chico, California, Baltimore, Maryland and Massachussetts (30 minutes from Boston). Now if I could figure out which one I really want as my first choice, haha.

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MYSHARONA6 5/12/2010 5:13PM

    Hi there,
I live in Geneva, Ohio. It is the Northeastern corner of the state in Ashtabula County. I live in a small town about 50 minutes east of Cleveland. There....that says it all!!!! emoticon

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SNOWFILLY 5/12/2010 7:51AM

    I live in the state of Confusion. LOL Sorry, I couldn't help myself. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LYNNDAK 5/12/2010 1:48AM

    Eau Claire!

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HAPPY0408 5/11/2010 9:33PM

    I live in Menomonie, WI. Looking at moving to La Crosse, WI once my lease is up which is September.

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BECKA525 5/11/2010 7:53PM

    I'm in Jackson, Michigan

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SHERYLDS 5/11/2010 6:42PM

    Formerly the Bronx, Now in Northern New Jersey.
But I still don't consider myself a Jersey Girl.

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    Toronto, Ontario - in case you couldn't tell from my screen name :)

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DARCEYOH 5/11/2010 4:43PM

    I'm way over here in Port Angeles, WA

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Frustrated that my blog erased today... and it was good!

Monday, May 10, 2010

This morning when I woke up.. everything was great. I was excited for the day..

Than I started the day.. and I was still feeling pretty good.. but than things started to go down hill once I hopped on the computer.

1. I wrote a wonderful blog about how I love losing weight.. than I hit a button (Idk which one) and everything was gone.. *sigh*

2. I logged onto Facebook and saw that RA interviews were happening again. This made me sad.. that I wasn't invited for an interview. I am and would be again a great RA.. time for me to move on.

3. At the same time of logging onto Facebook I saw the guy that I kinda like and stares at me but NEVER says anything.. now is in a relationship. I. do. not. get. this. Am I just an objectified and being treated as a sexual object in the sense that I am good enough to stare at but not good enough to talk to.. ARGH.. Also last week he was fighting over my attention. WTH! Seriously, frustrated.. but you know what.. it doesn't matter anymore. It does make me sad.

Between 2 and 3, one can see why I am not on FB as much these days.. it brings me down majorly!

By the way, I lost 2.4# this time. emoticon I will try to focus on that.

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LYNNDAK 5/12/2010 1:48AM

    If it doesn't make sense it's not true. Judge Judy says that and it was the first thing I thought of when I read about potential guy. He doesn't make sense so I think I'd stay away from him.

Sorry to hear about your blog being lost - I hate it when that happens.

And finally, congrats on the weight loss!!


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MYSHARONA6 5/10/2010 5:42PM lost 2.4 pounds!!!! WOOPIE!!!!! Cheer! Cool!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon You did it!

Focus on the positive!!!!! Great job!

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SHERYLDS 5/10/2010 5:41PM

    Better things are waiting for you, and the better you look the more opportunities will come your way. Build friendships and have fun. The more people you connect with, the more you will discover the type of person who really touches your heart.

And Congratulations on the 2.4# Keep up the good work.

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No room for prejudice in my heart or the world!

Friday, May 07, 2010

Today, I had trouble deciding what to blog about and than I got an email about this which happened at a nearby college. Perhaps God brought this to me.. to pass it on. I am not sure but I do know I got a button on Wednesday saying: No room for prejudice in my heart. Please know this is truer than ever before. Go to the link and read the article.. there is no room for prejudice in this world.

Please pass it on.

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SHERYLDS 5/7/2010 1:33PM

    Stupid people do stupid things. It's great when they get exposed in public. The problem with things like facebook is that it makes it easier for bigots and slanders to spread their venom to even more people, and post videos or pictures of an innocent victim. It's not just prejudice; it can be used to cyber stalk anyone.

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    Wow. That's truly disturbing. Makes me sad :(

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