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Sunday, February 16, 2014

Things aren't much better in the financial department. I am doing at home work and he is on the road. He was off for a few weeks and that really set us back financially. Luckily I had bought the membership to the gym while we still had money so I can still go there until the end of April (and by then I hope we will be back well enough to renew until the end of the year). I've been pretty depressed/anxious over the whole financial crisis we're having so that hasn't helped get me to the gym and we can't afford the kinds of food we are used to eating either.
I started going to a women's workout group(free with my gym membership) and I over did it last week and pulled a groin muscle. I have pulled out of the class and am rehabbing it in the gym myself. The only thing I've noticed I cannot do without pain is squats and bike, which makes sense.
And now, some updated gym faces this month:

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EDDYMEESE 2/18/2014 8:52PM

    Financial difficulties suck. I totally understand. I'm sorry!

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PRAIRIECROCUS 2/18/2014 1:27AM


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    Sorry you are having a tough time. It will get better :).

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It's been hectic...

Monday, December 09, 2013

Life didn't just throw a wrench in, it threw the whole toolbox at my head... Second week in September, The Hubs was laid off from his job which followed with ten weeks of unemployment and having to cash out our 401K to live on while he went back to school(three weeks out of state and leaving me with no car) to get his Class A CDL so he could go over the road trucking. Mid October, my aunt who suffered from MS and was like a second mother to me, took an unexpected turn for the worse and after a couple weeks of touch and go, finally passed away. Beginning of November, I had my regular blood test done for my thyroid and that came back bad.
Now, The Hubs has found a job, but he's going to be gone for 11 days at a time and home for three. This is something I am not used to as we have never been apart for more than a couple days at a time since we got together and then only a handful of times has that happened. I'm a complete wreck worrying about him all the time. This week should be the first week we will get a paycheck since September and good thing since we have run out of money.

Okay, done with my pity party...for now. Just putting it on here to explain why I went missing so quickly...

We have made it through some pretty bad things during our time together and we are determined to do it this time as well. I still have a membership to the gym that's already paid for, so I am going to start using it. I have to make his meals ahead of time and freeze them for when he's out on the road, so my meals are completely separate from his 11 out of 14 days. It might work in our favor since I've lost seven pounds in the last week without any exercise (and it's day one of TOM!). I have to wait six months to be able to go on the road with him, so I am trying to concentrate on getting to that June 1st goal. I want to drop some of this weight and feel good so we can enjoy our time together as much as possible.

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PRAIRIECROCUS 12/16/2013 2:15AM

    I'm sorry that your Aunt passed away, too !
I'm glad that your husband found a job !
emoticon emoticon , managing your husband's absences.
All the best !
Season's Greetings !

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LEZASEDAI 12/10/2013 8:38PM

    I'm sorry your Aunt passed away. emoticon It is awful to lose someone close to you, especially around the holidays. It's hard sometimes seeing all these happy people around when inside you are crying.

My husband also lost his job. Didn't have a 401K ( I had encouraged him to sign up for it as the company would donate to it but he ignored me.) He considered truck driving also but the 11 weeks away from home was too much b/c his elderly mother depends on him- she wisely quit driving after she ran the car through the garage door. I have 2 jobs now to compensate and am barely paying the bills. It sucks and I don't feel he is doing enough to get work. (He is too good to work fast food or retail apparently.) I know you will really miss your husband for all the time he is away but in 6 months think of the adventures on the road you are going to enjoy!

Congrats on your 7 pound loss. Awesome! Very smart of you to make and freeze his meals because truck stop diner food is probably not very healthy full time.

There could be a bright side to finding out your thyroid is out of wack. If it has been low and you go on medication it could help your energy level quite a bit and improve your weight loss. Enjoy the heck out of your gym membership.

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FINCHFEEDER80 12/9/2013 2:52PM

    emoticon As annoyed as I am at the moment with mine, I couldn't imagine being apart so much. It sounds like you're keeping a good perspective on it, though.

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Monday, July 15, 2013

I really need to get into doing this again... Now that I'm back on the wagon. I didn't update on my blogs for a while and then I got sick and fell off the wagon completely for a couple weeks. I'm now back and hitting it as hard as my big butt can muster... My daughter has lost over 70 pounds on her own and now has had a personal trainer for a few months. Yesterday, she started training me... Or should I say, killing me LOL I'm so sore, it's insane!

(computer being stupid)

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RESIPSA625 8/21/2013 6:01AM

    Keep the momentum going! emoticon

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LJCANNON 7/20/2013 11:56AM

    emoticon Congratulations to Your Daughter AND to You for being here and committing to Yourself!!

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CASTIRONLADY 7/15/2013 11:04PM

    Good job - coming back strong. emoticon

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Activity(or lack there of) May 20-June2

Monday, June 03, 2013

So, the scale finally moved in the right direction :) I haven't been able to get down past 315 in a long time and today I weighed in at 313.2. It's enough to keep pushing me forward. I had decided that no matter what the scale said, I was going to just keep going, especially after my non-scale victory yesterday of being able to make it five minutes on the elliptical without pausing. I may not see results on the scale, but if I'm improving everywhere else, then I'm doing something right. If I don't see steady weight loss by the end of August, I'm going to go into my doctor and see what might be up and what I can change.

I didn't update for a while because I took a break. I was stressed out and not seeing results, so I just kind of shut down, which I have decided to try not doing again. At the end of the month, I picked myself back up and went back to work. I've started including strength training now and as sore as I am, I feel great!

I got back on the horse on May 30th and did Cardio and Core. I barely made it through and it felt like day one, and that's when I vowed not to take another long break as I didn't like being there. On June 2nd, I went back in and did 30 minutes Cardio and then 40 minutes strength training with walking in place in between to keep my heart rate up. I did the full circuit, but really I have no clue what I'm doing and if I should be doing more. *sigh* I've got to figure it all out. I see free weights there but I don't think I'm ready for those, so until I do get it right, I'll keep doing the machines.
Took some body shots as well to mark June and maybe see some progress soon.

The lovely FedEx man brought me my new bike today and I'm so excited to get it put together! I think I may just go mow the lawn to keep myself calm until the hubs gets home so we can put it together!


Activity May 13 -19

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

I've already blogged about a couple days this week, and then I went MIA. It's been a busy and not so great week thus far. I did workout, I just wasn't at the gym and I didn't really keep track. Here are some pics from this week when I did at least take a picture.

I will be back posting on the regular very soon.

I now have my new couch and bed set all set up and the old stuff gone... gone... gone...
I am now going to sleep on my brand new bed for the first night. I got horrible sleep last night, woke up after a few hours and haven't been back to sleep since. I hope that this new mattress does the trick!
Sweet Dreams All!

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