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I worked out today!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Today I did 20 minutes on the spin bike. I was going to do more on the arc trainer but wasn't feeling it. Hoping to go for a run tomorrow. I really want to go outside tomorrow. It is supposed to be 40'. Might be a possibility. Never thought I'd be a winter runner but the treadmill kills me. It's a struggle to run two miles on it.

You know, I am looking forward to this week because it means less things to worry about and more time for me. In other words, time to work out! emoticon In fact, that is the reason I am looking forward to break... I can work out for two hours solid like I did before!

Just wanted you all know, I did work out today.

One other thing..

I struggle with spending my money properly. Today I spent around $50 on groceries. It felt like a victory! WIN!


Tomorrow's goal: Run!

And, Monday's goal: Spin at noon

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FUNFROG79 12/19/2011 9:29AM


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PATRICIAANN46 12/18/2011 5:59PM

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MYLADY4 12/18/2011 11:20AM

    I am hoping to get outside too. First day in a long time with sun. We need some sun!!!

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NATPLUMMER 12/18/2011 10:12AM

    YAY!!!! Have a fabulous run!! emoticon you know you'll feel better once you get it done.

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1CRAZYDOG 12/18/2011 8:34AM

    GOOD JOB! Now to get creative with that $50 of groceries to make some healthy, tasty dishes!

Glad you're heading for a break. You can use the down time!


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EJOY-EVELYN 12/18/2011 12:36AM

    You're making great progress! It's pretty much one step at a time when you take on any relatively new learning curve topics. I understand SparkPeople has a complete financial planning segment . . . an area I have not yet investigated. I tend to enjoy Suze Orman, Clark Howard, and Til Debt Due Us Part (on CNBC and CNN-HLN) for some great tips.

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 12/17/2011 10:46PM

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Food + Stress = Bad News!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Sometimes you drop the ball.. with weight loss, with life, with __________ (fill in the blank).

Well, this week I did.

Boy, did I?!

Let's see... summed up I worked out ONCE and didn't eat properly at all. This week I ate nearly a whole pizza - that was Wednesday - and an appetizer, pasta, and half a bottle of wine.

When I did work out on Thursday, I was the happiest! Otherwise, I have been a crab to be around. I hate it when I don't work out all week. Honestly, I feel like I am losing control of me again. Not a fun feeling. So, here I sit, feeling emoticon, but it is only my own fault because I made these choices.

In the next week, I hope to work out for 20 minutes each day. The idea is to just start to work out, and relieve some stress. In other words, get back to ME.

I just had to fed up. Since losing 100 pounds, sometimes I feel like people think just because I am maintenance stage, I don't have issues. Or maybe that was my perception. Oh, the issues are still there and I just wanted to let you know they don't go away. They are still there.. sometimes even lurking!

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FUNFROG79 12/19/2011 9:24AM

    Acknowledge and move on! Be proud of losing 100lbs! It's a HUGE accomplishment that even a whole pizza can't take away!

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NATPLUMMER 12/17/2011 5:53PM

    I think the issues will always be there...or at least they've been around for a very long time for me.
20 minutes a day is a good start to get back to you!!

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MYLADY4 12/17/2011 1:26PM

    Ok, I think it has been the gloomy weather in WI for the past two weeks that is wreaking havoc on us. I would hate to see what I would be like if I was not taking vitamin D (my sunshine happy vitamin).

Like your plan. You can do it.

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SLIMMERJESSE 12/17/2011 11:15AM

    Wow, 100 lbs? Awesome!

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1CRAZYDOG 12/17/2011 11:11AM

    Agree . . . change "will try to" with "WILL" and you're back on the path again. Not easy, but then nothing worthwhile ever IS easy.

Maintenance in many ways IS more difficult, for just the reasons you stated. But that's why you stya involved here, heep you goals in mind always and never stop working!


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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 12/17/2011 10:21AM

    Just change "hope to" with "WILL" and you'll be good to go! emoticon

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HDHAWK 12/17/2011 9:05AM

    I've never been able to pull off maintenance which is why I have to lose this weight all over again. It's much tougher than losing in my opinion. Hang in there!

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CIVIAV 12/17/2011 8:59AM

    Staying strong is not easy but we can do it because we are strong...

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CRISSYCURRY 12/17/2011 8:37AM

    Good job girl! Just hang in there!! I still have major food issues, too. I've been in maintenance for over a year now and am still fighting the food demon. Sometimes I give in, other times I don't. It's just a constant battle. So, I do understand! The important thing is we usually stay strong, or when we do get knocked down, we get right back up. :)

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Determined to find myself an awesome internship!

Monday, December 12, 2011

I have changed my mind once again.

I am keeping my major as Exercise Science since I practically have it done anyhow. I think I am two classes shy of completion. I did the work. Now let's get the words on a piece of paper.

With this decision made, I am back on the internship search. In order to apply, I need faculty references so I asked two professors. Not only did they say YES, they asked about the internship search and what I want to do. They BOTH are going to help me.

Basically, give me some ideas where I could apply. That is all I need and what I wanted from my stupid advisor in the first place. It sounds like it might work out since the one reference has connections in the field that go forever and forever.

We talked briefly about a few options. He mentioned he knows this one guy that has been on the Today Show and others that he will see in January. He will ask if he takes interns, like me! Even if he doesn't, he will know of some serious awesome connections that will! I guess this is why people network!

So excited... that is going to be the winter break project along with getting ACE certified to be a Personal Trainer! emoticon

So.. how does this relate to weight loss... or even to anyone else..?

Well, I was given a road block and was trying and trying to get around it... if you keep trying and are determined.. you CAN get to your goal!

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MSJULES01 12/14/2011 4:40PM

    congrats on your success so far. Before you know it you will have people beating down the door to get you for an intern.

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GETFIT2LIVE 12/13/2011 3:01PM

    Way to go on making the decision that's right for you! I am so glad you are going to have help in finding the right internship; that's huge, because that can open so many other doors in the future. And that's what the internship is likely to be about as much as anything--getting you connected to the right people and places for your (very bright) future.


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NATPLUMMER 12/13/2011 12:40PM

    emoticon Awesome!! Good luck!!

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MYLADY4 12/13/2011 12:07PM

    That's AWESOME!!!!!

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1CRAZYDOG 12/13/2011 11:05AM

    Way to go! You're following your heart and that's what is going to give you joy in your life. Proud of you!!!!

Seriously?? Good Morning America! How awesome is THAT! And yup . . . I'll bet he'll have plenty of fantastic ideas.

UGH! I probably shouldn't say this out loud, but I didn't care for my college advisor either. Anything but supportive. Actually, she was downright NEGATIVE!

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EMMANYC 12/12/2011 7:41PM

    Are you getting student loans? If so, one of the factors you might want to consider is which one keeps you classified as a student (without the clock starting to tick on paying back loans) for longest. That shouldn't be the sole factor in your decision, but if financial considerations are important, then this might be something to explore.

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IMSMILEY88 12/12/2011 7:07PM

    That's terrific! Way to keep trying & make it happen!

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Cookie Weekend

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Just got back from cookie weekend. It was emotional draining so I am not feeling so "sparking" right now. In fact, even through I ate like 10 cookies today, I should work out but I don't know if I will.

So, all I am going to do is show you the quilt of my old shirts - from college years, races, and trips - that my Grandma made me!

Now, I think I may sleep off this sugar high...

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 12/17/2011 10:19AM

    WOW! Now, THAT is a neat blanket! emoticon

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EJOY-EVELYN 12/12/2011 7:10PM

    I love your grandmama ... How cool is that! I picked one meaningful dress that represented each one of us three kids and hope to turn these three dresses into three quilts. However I have yet to join my church's quilting group and have put this on a five year plan (four years to go).

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LISAINMS 12/12/2011 12:03PM

    Love the quilt! It's a great reminder of where you have been.

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MYLADY4 12/12/2011 11:47AM

    That quilt is AWESOME. That is what I am planning on doing with all of my race t-shirts.

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JDB50177 12/12/2011 10:36AM

    Cookie weekend looming on the horizon for me. Gonna have a lot of gum as I bake and share!! Love the quilt!! emoticon

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VICIOUS421 12/11/2011 11:06PM

    That Quilt is AWESOME!!!!!! I have a bunch of old tee shirts and am making that one of my 'To Do Someday' Projects!!!!!! I have several things on that list, one was to make a quilt with old jeans, now I may combine the 2!!!!!!! Thanks for the idea!!!!!!

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NATPLUMMER 12/11/2011 6:49PM

    Great quilt. Cookie weekend for me as well.
Sleep well.

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PATRICIAANN46 12/11/2011 6:49PM

  Hi Savannah........
What a great idea that quilt is!!! I wish I would have thought of that with my boys' shirts. When I was teaching, I did help one of my co-workers with a quilt that she made with her 2 year-old's baby clothes. It was so cute and she said that every piece of an outfit brought back memories.
I hope you get rested up from your weekend.

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Future after college...

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

My last two blogs has been on the future. Well, guess what? That is what I am going to write about again. I am in my senior year of college so it tends to on the forefront of my mind.

Lately, it has been: should I switch majors?

Before anyone gets carried away, let me explain.

Currently, I am an Exercise Science major which is required to complete an internships. Most internships I have found that I'd be interested in pursuing is basically what I currently get paid to do at the Y.

I would switch to Wellness and Fitness Management with a minor in Psychology. Basically, it is the same thing but without the internship.

What is the draw?

The draw is with the last one, I can graduate in the spring. That alone is scary and exciting. The big question is how much I need that internship to get a full time position. Also, if I don't find a job, can my current position and personal training be enough income?

Right now, I am leaning towards graduating next semester.

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YIWEN39 12/9/2011 7:19PM

    I agree too. The internship won't add much to your CV, will it? But a minor in psychology, now that would count...
Let us know what you decide :-)

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JUSTBIRDY 12/9/2011 12:33AM

    internships have devolved into scams to get free slave labor. Go for the psych version, and keep your money.

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EJOY-EVELYN 12/8/2011 10:34PM

    In addition to Lisa's sound advice, I'd like to add having psychology listed on your degree is a big plus. We work in such a vast customer service industry that understanding the workings of the mind will benefit you if you go into business for yourself as well as your employer.

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FUNFROG79 12/8/2011 8:11AM

    Exciting crossroads for you, can't wait to read what you will decide! emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 12/7/2011 9:11PM

    The short answer is I think for all the reasons LISAINMS stated, you'd be better graduating in the Spring with your major being Wellness and Fitness Management with a psych minor. You are doing for a job exactly what an internship would provide. I think your work experience is going to hold more weight in the work world. And your darn good @ it! So, I'd vote for spring graduation with changing your major.

You're going to be awesome whatever you choose; that's definite!


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LIL-VIXEN 12/7/2011 7:55PM

    I agree with the other two ladies.

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CALIFGOLFER 12/7/2011 7:49PM

    Exciting times for you!

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GETFIT2LIVE 12/7/2011 6:51PM

    I'm with LISAINMS on this; if an internship would be basically the same thing you're doing at the Y now, what is the value of doing it? Would it really provide a benefit when it comes to getting hired somewhere? My guess is no; I'd think a job like you have at the Y would carry more weight with a potential employer. Only you can decide what is the best route for you; I believe you're going to be an awesome PT in any case!

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LISAINMS 12/7/2011 5:40PM

    If your current job is the same as the internship and the degree has the same requirements, that's a no brainer in my book. Does the word "internship" stamped on your resume get more credit in the eyes of an employer? Or would your experience at the Y have the same meaning? I have two kids in college. One is on the third internship -all unpaid. The first I believe she gained experience, the 2nd -nothing. The current, some useful experience. The other will do one in the summer -paid and in his field. The point of an internship is to gain live experience in your field of choice so as to impress upon an employer that you have ability, not just class time. I hope that gives you something helpful to think on while making your decision.

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NATPLUMMER 12/7/2011 5:33PM

    I hope it all works out well. It's always so hard to know what will work best in the long run. Graduating in the spring sounds like a good plan.

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