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I love losing weight!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Some days I just love losing weight. Today was one of those days! Let's make a small list of today's positive moments related to weight loss.

-My new work shirt is a size medium!!! emoticon

-A new friend asked how I lost the weight... and totally asked me for the link! I didn't have to offer.. emoticon

-I felt in control when we went to Old Country Buffet as part of our training. emoticon

-I did not overeat at OCB. In fact, I am hungry again right now. That is how I know if I ate like I am supposed to when I haven't been tracking.

-I could tell people at OCB was looking at me in envy (or it seems like it). All I wanted to do was to stop and tell them how they can do it too.. seriously, sparkpeople makes it so easy. I guess when you have the support, the rest is easy. emoticon

-After I had 3 intense days of training, I had TONS of energy left tonight at 7:30 pm while everyone else was dragging. I was seriously bouncing off the walls! It was an awesome feeling. Talk about being high on life!

-And, one more from yesterday. I tried to rock climb. I didn't go up that far.. but I tried it. I am afraid of falling of any type (one of the reasons I haven't learned how to ride a bike) but I did it. I can totally feel it in my forearms and armpits and legs - more than I ever have with weight lifting. My friend works at the rock wall so I think I am going to try it instead of weight lifting.. it is not like I have been doing weight lifting anyhow! emoticon

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SNOWFILLY 8/28/2010 8:02AM

    Way to go!! You are awesome! Size Medium, Rock wall climbing? There is just no stopping you now!!! You GO GIRL!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SHERYLDS 8/28/2010 3:14AM

    You're amazing. Size medium...WOW! Congratulations. I bet that feels great. And rock climbing. Exciting. Have fun.

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TAMNTN 8/28/2010 12:15AM

    Way to go!!!! Keep it can do it! Keep on Sparking! :)

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CBARRETT10 8/28/2010 12:09AM

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DWILCZKO 8/28/2010 12:08AM

  i love losing weight 2!

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Second thoughts. (Not about WL)

Thursday, August 26, 2010

As part of my WoW Team Leader position, we had to mingle with campus staff and faculty. I mingled with a few different people but in the end, visited with the athletic trainer who is also an exercise science (my new major) professor. More and more, I am excited to be part of the Exercise Science. Since I told Dave, the professor, about me training for a 5K he asks me about it. It is pretty cool to actually have someone that can relate to my passion of running. Hopefully, in the next year I will meet tons more people just like that!

In fact, I am wondering if I should still do the National Student Exchange.. because (1) I am really liking the professors HERE and there is no guarantee I will like the Exercise Science professors there, never mind, the campus. (2) All my connections are here! (3) It is so expensive and I do not know if I can afford it. (4) I don't like change.

I do know I wanted to do it to see a different part of the USA and get a new experience. I know it is a great opportunity.. and I won't get one like this for a while.. but will I regret not going? I am not sure. Time will tell!

I know lately I have been writing alot of "personal" blogs and they don't seem to pertain to my weight loss directly. They do. If you think about it, everything we do affects our weight loss especially when our support systems are shaky or when we are stressed in our personal life. Besides, I don't have much to share about my weight loss. Yeah, I gained 3# a couple days ago but I think it is water retention.. and yeah, I am still struggling with my scale addiction.. but I am still working on it all!

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MSJULES01 8/26/2010 10:38PM

    Blogs are a way to reflect on your life. Whether it is weight loss, or just need to vent that is the best thing about them.

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NAMSMOMMY 8/26/2010 6:29PM

    who says this blog has to be only about weight loss?

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SHERYLDS 8/26/2010 5:34PM

    i agree with BAILEYS70F9. Blogs are whatever is on your mind. And if you look at your good days and your bad, and journal your food honestly, you'll be able to see what your triggers are for which foods depending on your mood. So Blog away my friend. (I love reading them) such enthusiasm emoticon

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BAILEYS7OF9 8/26/2010 4:52PM

    Hey, there is no law that states the blogs have to be about weight issues! Most of mine are on my horse!

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Fall Semester Goals!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Whenever a new month rolls around, it seems the thing is to announce your goals. I am not doing that.. but rather something similar. I am announcing my academic goals for Fall semester (September - Mid December). I am hoping by announcing them, I will achieve them.. so here we go.

-Earn 3.0 GPA overall for the semester
-Macroeconomics: B or better
-Intro to HHP Majors/Minors: A
-Intro to Health Science: A
-Human Structure and Function: B or better
-Abnormal Psychology: C or better

-To attend all classes
-In the past, I have trouble with this and it brings my grade down from most A or Bs to the C range.

-To study an appropriate time
-This means to not slack off and waste my time but apply myself towards the studies

-To not spend my money excessively on clothes (my new money addiction), dining or movies

-To try to work out in the mornings
-This means before class most days which on MWF is at 11 am and T/H is at 9 am

-To aim to lose ONE pound a week or FOUR pounds a month
-This means 16 pounds in four months. I can do that.. right?

-To possess portion control when dining at the campus cafeteria.

After announcing them, I feel I should update my motivational board to reflect them so I can see them everyday I get ready for the day! emoticon

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PATRICIAANN46 8/26/2010 12:07PM

  Sounds like great goals and very achievable.........
I wish you the best....... emoticon

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SNOWFILLY 8/25/2010 8:12AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon YOU GO GIRL!!! emoticon Because, you are emoticon

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LUVDOGZ 8/24/2010 10:51PM

    Sounds like good goals, and very doable! You can do it!


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NAMSMOMMY 8/24/2010 10:24PM

    Definitely a good idea to update the motivational board. :-) And sounds like good goals. The weight sounds attainable. My monthly "goal" right now is at 4 per month. =) I think I might steal the idea of fall semester goals!

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Even superwoman has to get a day job.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Today, I woke up when most of you were thinking about lunch. I languidly got ready for the day than I did something I have been procrastinating on for the last few weeks. I restarted my C25K program and did Week 3, Day 1 today. It felt amazing. Like, yes, I can totally learn how to run three miles.

Feeling good I met with a friend that needed someone to talk to. We walked and talked. A few hours later I could tell she was feel better. We even talked about some of my guy issues that, if you have noticed, left in a funk. I started to feel like Superwoman.. I just needed my cape and I'd be ready to take on the world.

Than, I got a phone call from my parents, and they informed me that my bank over drafted. emoticon Good thing my bank automatically puts money into my account as a loan. Unfortunately for me, my loan is running out. emoticon So, my mom was asking me about my financial aid for school and I started to tell her how I will have $300 a month to live on and it is just not gonna cut it. She brought up getting another job and talking to financial aid.

Oh sure.. that sounds like a good idea.. but how in the world am I going to do that and do my academics. In the past, my academics is the thing that drops. I am just starting classes in my major and I want to do well.. gosh darn it!

Even if I did entertain the idea of a second job, my part-time job (that I currently have) does not have solid hours so it is nearly impossible to schedule another job with them. *sigh*

The plan?

I plan to apply to four different jobs and hope *pretty please* I get one of them AND can juggle everything without dropping anything. One of them is a 28 hour/week at $9/hr position which would be like heaven.. but I would have to resign from my ResLife position. I don't know if that would be good or bad.

Talking about jobs.. I start training Wednesday for my Weekend of Welcome Team Leader position which is like doing orientation activities for a couple weeks. It should be fun but I am kinda anxious at the same time. Training goes right into classes starting so if you do not hear from me for a while.. that is where I have gone.

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SHERYLDS 8/24/2010 4:32PM

    emoticon emoticon hope you find that pot of gold at the end of your rainbow.
Great news on your rediscovered enthusiasm emoticon

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BAILEYS7OF9 8/24/2010 11:11AM

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Run girl Run!!!!

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PATRICIAANN46 8/24/2010 11:02AM

  Oh, that brings me back to my college financial memories!!!!! Money was always a problem. I was lucky enough to get teacher loans, which at that time were low-interest and didn't need to be paid back until I had my first job. It would be good if you could get 1 better paying job instead of several little ones to juggle, but I don't know enough about what you are doing to advise you. I guess my only advice would be to be sure that you take care of yourself and don't get over-extended.
Good Luck....... emoticon

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LOSETHEWTIN08 8/24/2010 12:26AM

    Sounds like a good plan. Claim what you want! All the best.
Have a great week Superwoman!

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NAMSMOMMY 8/24/2010 12:17AM

    You are in my thoughts. Money stuff sucks sometimes (who am I kidding, it sucks ALL THE TIME!) lol. Have a blessed week!

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Pensive walk about having lost 70#!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

When I go for a walk by myself, I consider this MY time. My time to get my irritation out if I start to feel symptoms of depression. My time to relax and get away from everyone. My time to think about things in my life. Sometimes I think about how I will word my blogs. And, sometimes I don't even end up blogging about whatever I was thinking about it. Today is not that case.

Today, my thoughts were surrounded by the fact that I weighed in at 189.8! emoticon When I saw that this morning, all I said was "Wow." For the past year, I have been focusing on one pound at a time.. and now I have officially lost 70#. When did this happen? I just focus on everyday.. it kinda feels surreal. It feels like yesterday when I felt like a body of jello. I still have some jello left ... 30# to be exact... but wow.

In the next 30#, I would like to...

- To restart the C25K and complete it!
- Train for a HM
- Run a full 5K
- Tone up!

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TURTLELOT2 8/24/2010 4:44PM


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SOUTHIE2010 8/22/2010 9:18PM

    WoooHoooo Congrats!!! I am so excited for you! Way to be out of 190-ville! Hopefully I'll join you soon!

So exciting!!!

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SNOWFILLY 8/22/2010 8:45AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon CONGRATS!!!!!

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PENNYAN45 8/21/2010 11:07PM

    70 pounds off - ONE POUND AT A TIME!! What an accomplishment!!

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BAILEYS7OF9 8/21/2010 10:40PM

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I think that sums it up! emoticon

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ANNIE924 8/21/2010 6:32PM

    Wow that is great! Congratulations, and what a great victory to take it one day at a time. Thank you for sharing.
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SHERYLDS 8/21/2010 5:58PM

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*** F A N T A S T I C SAVANNAH ***
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NATALYA1221 8/21/2010 3:39PM

    Great Job!

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