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The decision that changed my life.. forever!

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

One year ago I made an important decision. The decision I am talking about is that I chose to put a considerable amount of effort for at least one month. What I did not know was how I would lose my first 10# ever and that the month I devoted to this would turn out to be much more than that. I cannot believe how far I have came.





I have lost 60# but gained so much more.

In the last year, here are some changes in my life.. (In no specific order)!

Exercise everyday.
Strength train weekly (for the most part).
More confidence.
Changed majors from Social Work (a potential stressful career) to Exercise Science
Eat more fruit and veggies.
Run weekly.
Love to exercise.
Can manage my emotions without emotionally eating (for the most part).
With DASTIXEZ placed 2nd in a college weight loss challenge.
Learned ALOT about how to eat and exercise correctly.
Can run a mile.
Asked for fitness equipment for Christmas (and used it)!
Has a Runners subscription
Made time for me a requirement.
Learned about proper walking/running shoes.
Demand respect from family and friends.
Have more energy.
Volunteer to do little tasks around the house because it means burning more calories.
Being accountable with my calories.

There are so many that I am sure I am missing something. Honestly, I don't recognize that person I was a year ago.

So you ask.. how did I celebrate?
By having a 45 minute work out on the elliptical and exhausting my muscles lifting. emoticon

I wonder what I will accomplish in years to follow.. I guess we will have to just find out.

  
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SNOWFILLY 6/6/2010 8:26AM

    You are emoticon!! You make me so proud of you!! Can't wait to see what this next year brings you!! Keep up the GREAT work!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TURTLELOT2 6/3/2010 8:18PM

    YOU ARE SUPER FANTASTIC! KEEP IT UP! AND SUCH A MOTIVATION FOR OTHER. THANK YOU

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-NAMASTE- 6/3/2010 6:50PM

    AMAZING!! You are an inspiration, keep it up!!

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SHOAPIE 6/3/2010 4:44PM

    You are doing awesome. What an inspiration. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SHOAPIE 6/3/2010 4:44PM

    You are doing awesome. What an inspiration. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ANEPANALIPTI 6/3/2010 4:31PM

    HIGH. FREAKIN. FIVE!

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HEIDISO 6/3/2010 10:22AM

    Congrats!!

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LYNNDAK 6/3/2010 1:35AM

    I guess I didn't realize your whole story and journey. You are amazing!!

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SHERYLDS 6/2/2010 8:46PM

    You look absolutely beautiful in your new profile photo. And the past is history, you are never going there again. Keep up the good work my friend, your new world awaits you. emoticon

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MEGANC1988 6/2/2010 4:52PM

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MYSHARONA6 6/2/2010 4:46PM

    You don't look like the same person because you are not the same person. Congratulations!!!!! There are so many positive and healthy lifestyle choices you are making! Way to go!!!! Sharon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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June goals grow from previous months of struggle.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Let's keep this short and sweet... these are my goals for June.

I am struggling with doing weight lifting on my own so..
I am going to attend Total Toning, a FREE! (well kinda) Group X class at the college.

Lately I have been struggling with my walking and feel a mental/physical plateau around the corner so..
I am going to try harder to work out on the elliptical 2-3x a week to give myself some time to read and a mental break from walking.

For May, I tried to reach a weekly goal of 30 miles a week and didn't quite succeed. I know I can do this.. so...
I am aiming for 30 miles a week again.. I will do this!

Lastly, I want to lose 9# which would put me at 194. I am really trying to wrap my head around it. I know when it feels less surreal, and more comfortable, I can do it.. it is when it seems surreal when I never reach it.

So, good luck to everyone!






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BAILEYS7OF9 6/2/2010 10:25AM

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ANEPANALIPTI 6/1/2010 6:09PM

    You can do it!

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SHERYLDS 6/1/2010 6:03PM

    Hey Gorgeous...great goals.
And as Yoda said: “Do or do not... there is no try.”
Let's DO this. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HEIDISO 6/1/2010 2:59PM

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Good Omen?

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Since I won't be going home until tomorrow.. I was going to weigh myself on Friday. Than, this morning I was like screw it.. I want to know and so I weighed myself. I weighed in at 203! emoticon I was kinda nervous about it since I knew I overate this past Saturday on several slices of pie and had the extra pound that I gained in the previous weigh in to lose. But, I did it. I lost 2.5#!

Now for my next weigh in which is 15 days away (b/c I weighed in early) I hope to lose at 4-5#. I would be elated if I lost 5 but really expecting 4 (that is 2# a week)!

I am really hoping this is a good omen to the start of the day.. I have my written and practical test for CPR.. I am a bit nervous and anxious. (I woke up at 5:41 am!!!)

Hope everyone has a good day!!!

  
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ANEPANALIPTI 5/31/2010 5:31PM

    Way to go!

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MSJULES01 5/28/2010 3:55PM

    Congrats on loss. Just think before you know it you will be at your goal.


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SNOWFILLY 5/27/2010 8:39AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon And for your test: emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Feeling better = great day (so far)!!!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Thanks everyone for the comments on my last blog.

I am just writing to tell you that my day is much better..

1) The dense fog is gone - YAY - so I am going to go for two walks today racking up between 6-8 miles.
2) I think I met a friend in my CPR summer class that would want to go for walks. Today, she mentioned rollerblading but considering I don't know how to do that.. haha!
3) Within calories.. and drinking green tea. :)
4) I am thinking of going home tomorrow instead of Friday since I don't have class on Friday and Monday - FOUR day weekend for me! Fishing anyone? (If I do decide to go home tomorrow, I will weigh in tomorrow, too!)
5) Tomorrow I have the Red Cross CPR test and I am feeling fairly confident. I should pass it.. especially have I review tonight!

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What is going great for you today? Any great weigh-ins? Any awesome work outs?

  
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BAILEYS7OF9 5/26/2010 3:23PM

    my weigh ins are getting better. I hit numbers that I don't want to see anymore over the weekend and I wasn't sure why? Everything was in range. I must have had too much sodium or something.

Having issues w/ my horse. Hopefully I can keep him pain free. emoticon I don't like to see my baby in pain.

Have a GREAT weekend!

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KUDOS.. from the wrong person. *sigh*

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

This is really bothering me and I feel I need to get out so I can concentrate on my homework for tonight (I am taking summer classes).

So here's the deal..

Long time ago I dated my supervisor, twice, and it did not end well. We tried being friends than HE decided that he didn't want to be friends anymore. Which was fine by me. Good riddance. I still had to deal with him as a supervisor and I was.. until he tried to use his power and was harassing me. Because we dated it was termed sexual harassment.

Anyhow, a couple weeks ago (finals week to be exact) he started texting me out of the blue.. all friendly and stuff. I wanted to be his friend. It would be nice. Right? Than I talked it out with my counselor and she set me right.. nothing would change.. he would still try to do his power plays. If I let it continue and go back to the harasser, I would be in an abusive relationship. Abuse runs in families.. do I want this for my children? NO!

So, we decided to meet even though I already made up my mind. We could not be friends. When we met, he was trying to do the power stuff again. Anyhow, I made it clear that I do not think we should be friends.. I thought it was clear.. how much clearer do you want me to get? I do not think we should be friends.. *sigh* He even made the comment about how there are more fish in the sea.. Well, there are but none as awesome as I am.. haha!

I thought it was all cleared up and BAM! today he started texting me saying, "Looks like you are changing your life. :)" Okay, yes, this is not offensive at all. He is basically saying kudos to me for all the changes I have made. This is an acceptable text from someone that is a friend.. we agreed that we'd be just another person to another.. not even acquaintance.

So.. this just frustrates me. Leave me alone! Seriously.. how mean do I have to be? I. do. not. want. to. your. friend. It sounds so mean and that is just not me. But, the thing is, he put me through a lot grief with the sexual harassment case. It went all the way to the Dean of Students! That is serious stuff.. I just want him to leave me alone.. *sigh* My mom says just ignore his texts and he will get the hint.. first, I feel like I am being rude and second, will he? Ever? Will it get to the point that I need to be mean? Than eventually get a restraining order?

  
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NEWYORKORCHIDS 5/26/2010 3:30PM

  Text him back this:

"I have informed you that I don't want to be friends. I have asked you not to contact me. I feel threatened by your actions and will consult with the police should they continue."

Then, block his number.

Boys are stupid.

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BAILEYS7OF9 5/26/2010 3:21PM

    Oh wow. I had this happen too sorta. I wasn't ready to date and neither was he. Then he really ticked me off over a holiday weekend. I asked him in advance if he wanted to do anything and he said he couldn't. Fine. I made other plans and then the holiday weekend.. he gets all bent out of shape when I couldn't do something last minute.

I lit into him. Stopped replying to his emails, flagged them as spam and the guy just would not give up! I told him I was too busy to have friends and that so un nerved him. He eventually stopped, then started again. I told him I was dating someone and he would have a hard time if I started hanging out w/ a guy friend.

augh.

hang in there.. hopefully he'll really go away!


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HEIDISO 5/26/2010 10:54AM

    Ignore his texts.

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SHERYLDS 5/26/2010 9:22AM

    your Mom is right. Ignore the text messages and if he approaches you just be casually polite & go on your merry way. There is always going to be someone trying to push the envelope, one way or the other. Don't let it get to you. Use the experience to learn a cool diplomatic 'nice' way to brush it off and move on. but do not renew an acquaintance it would be seen to validate his side of the 'story'.

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JBINAUSTIN 5/26/2010 1:54AM

    You might ask your cell phone company to block texts from his number. You shouldn't have to see them at all.

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MYSHARONA6 5/25/2010 8:01PM

    I would not have any contact with him at all. Ignore everything. If he continues or he increases his contact efforts, I would then have to do something. Do not meet him...nor text him..or talk to him. You are not being mean. You are being in control of your life. There is a difference.

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HONEYBEAR06 5/25/2010 7:33PM

    Hope things go better for you.

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