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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Hey Gang - Well I hurt my back (strained 2 major muscles) on March 15th. I've been unable to exercise since then - so I've not even come to read much since it's pretty much a bummer to even know what all I'm missing! I'm still eating right, etc etc - but just can't move much without pain. Maybe in about 2 more weeks, I'll be "ok" enough to get back to exercise - I'll be back at that time! There is MUCH improvement already begin shown - so I'm on the downhill side of this thing for sure! :)

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KALIE1120 4/14/2010 9:38AM

    Oh no! Take care of yourself and I hope you have a speedy recovery!

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KEAUXALLA 4/13/2010 9:58PM

    I hope you are able to be up and around soon!

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AMAS92568 4/13/2010 9:50PM

    How awful! Take care of yourself!

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BAMAGIRL58 4/13/2010 8:13PM

    So sorry that you have been injured. Hope you are back in the saddle again soon. Feel better and take care. Look forward to hearing that you are A-OK.

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ROSEM1955 4/13/2010 8:10PM

    Hang in there! You'll be back in the swing of things in no time! emoticon

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MCCALI59 4/13/2010 8:01PM

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Another Pound Lost

Friday, March 12, 2010

Well, today was my official "personal weigh-in day". I was really hoping to have lost 2 pounds this week, based on extra hours of exercise, etc etc. HOWEVER, I'd lost 2 pounds the week before, so maybe having only lost 1 pounds this week - just maybe that will set me up to keep on going down the next week.

I am not burned out, so hopefully, I can continue to exercise, eat right, drink that water, & stay motivated. Losing only one pound is so much better than losing ZERO or worse yet, better than GAINING ! SO - I'll take it, and run with it (literally!!).

I actually started this losing-thing at the weight of 178 - a few days after Christmas. It felt good to break out of the 170's, then to break out of the 160's & to now be in the 150's. At 156 now, I'm hoping to reach that mid-way point of 155 by next Friday. It's been a while since I have seen that weight, and I can honestly say that my clothes are fitting better and I feel so much more energy, and trivial things don't seem to bother me at all. It's such a high - I wish that everyone who is overweight could get on this "wagon" - it's the best...

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RUBYCLAIRE 3/21/2010 7:07AM

    If you are doing any body strength exercises, emoticon you are gaining muscle mass so your pounds may not drop off like you'd hope, BUT, you're clothe are fitting differently and better, right?

Keep the faith, you can do it!!

Don't lose heart.


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BEVPRESLEY 3/14/2010 9:27AM


You are doing really well. Aren't the extra benefits wonderful! That little extra energy and ease of movement make life so much nicer. Keep it going, you are getting soooo close to your goal.

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BESSHAILE 3/13/2010 10:22AM

    Wow! You have comea long way! Congratulations

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KALIE1120 3/12/2010 2:02PM

    I would take any loss most weeks! great job. Enjoy your weekend.

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AMAS92568 3/12/2010 12:23PM

    You're doing great! Another pound and all the side benefits like the increased energy!

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ETWBOK 3/12/2010 9:17AM

    Congrats! Slow and steady wins the race and you are proving that!!


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Ending my Personal Boot Camp

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Well for the last 5 days, I have exercised twice as much as normal (well more like 3 or 4 times as much), eaten so deliberately healthy, & had so much more water than usual that I am glad I'm on the end of this 5-day "mini-boot-camp" thing imposed on me by ME!

I did it to hopefully lose 2 pounds this week, which will make a mid-way weight goal for me in the range that's not TOO TOO bad...and if that happens when I weigh on my weigh-day (which is always on Friday's) - then I will be so motivated to continue & not get burned out. I'll go back to normal exercise & healthy eating as of tomorrow - with the hopes that this past 5 days has given me the jump-start I needed to lose 2 pounds this week! I realize that losing any more after this is going to be slow (NO ONE can live this way - I have practically 'hermitted' myself from the world, to exercise & so forth here at home) , but I just really needed to be mentally at a new "starting point", weight-wise.

I'm praying to weigh 155 on Friday - I started at 178 & really want to be at 139 (spark-people says 133 - so I'll try for that - but to be at 139 would make me a pretty happy camper) . For now, I feel like being at 155 is a little over half-way there. And I know me. I know that I can't keep the pace I've gone for the last 5 days without hitting burn-out.

SO - I just wanted to back off & go slowly for the rest of this losing journey, but only if I could hit 155 first. (I know I am rambling & probably not making much sense, but I type exactly like I talk & I'm blonde, after all...)

ANYWAY - I can hardly wait for Friday to get here, so I can weigh to see if I made it down to 155. (Last Friday I weighed 157...so to lose 2 pounds in a week is a lot to ask, after having just lost 2 pounds the week before. ) If this works for me - then I will highly recommend that you try it when you have a little block of time in your life when you don't have so much going on , that you can devote 4 or 5 days to exercise, eating right, drinking water, etc etc & really going gung-ho with your own little personal boot camp. It can serve as a good jump-start & motivate you, also when you see the results on that scale.

Now. If the rest of this week would just please hurry on through itself, so I can get to Friday!! :)

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KALIE1120 3/9/2010 7:12PM

    Good thoughts for you!

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TWINSMOMMY607 3/9/2010 1:43PM

    I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!

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2 Things to vent about

Saturday, March 06, 2010

OK - I'm in a pretty feisty mood this morning & therefore, I'm going to take advantage of that & do some venting...

Here goes:

Here's something that bugs me about MAGAZINES!!!:
You read 3 or 4 articles about healthy living style, study an article that shows pictures of exercises to do at home for this or that body-area, & then an article about eating healthy. Then ya turn the page & VIOLA!! There's the biggest in-color picture of the most luscious looking chocolate cake with all this "stuff' on top...and you keep on turning, & the more ya go...the more fattening, good-lookin' food you see pictured. It's almost irony. Now I know that every magazine shouldnt' have to cater to me - the unhealthier, less thin person that I've let myself become...but gosh - I so wish they could find a better balance somehow. Now honestly, I'm not being as serious as I am trying to be funny about something that bugs me - but really... just sayin'...

The OTHER thing is this (& this one's about MYSELF) -
I will drive around & drive around & drive around a parking lot crammed full of cars - no good parking spaces in sight until someone leaves the blasted place & provides me a close-up space. Now how crazy is that???!!! I NEED the exercise - I can use every extra step I can take to walk into that big ole store.. .I NEED to park WAY across the parking lot & burn off a few calories coming & going from inside!! But noooooooo, what do I do...I waste all that time cruising till a space opens up - so no time saved & certainly no extra calories used...Sooooo, I'm going to talk to me today & convince me that parking way away provides an OPPORTUNITY to use some extra calories - so how 'bout that???

OK - this is was pretty much total nonsense, but in a way, it was therapeutic for me to just "get it all out". Have a great weekend!!

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RUBYCLAIRE 3/17/2010 6:52AM

    emoticon blog, but I must not pay attention too much about the magazine thingy, because I NEVER noticed that before. Not a problem for me of decadent deserts or foods, unless it's something I'm REALLY crazy about, THEN I would pay attention. Like something made with Potato Sticks and M&M's emoticon

I like the idea of parking next to or near the cart return, BUT if it's pouring rain, I adamantly refuse to walk any distance to the store. emoticon


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BESSHAILE 3/6/2010 11:42AM

    I have the same resentment about magazines and so I've just quit buying a magazine with a cover that promises you can lose a dress size in 1 week, eat for your heart recipes and a photo of a desert blazoning from it. that cuts out a bunch of women's magazines but hey - if they can't tell me the truth on their cover I don't care what else the tell me inside.

As for the parking lot issue - I tricked myself into parking way down the aisle by always looking for a spot next to the shopping cart return. Because if I get a close up parking space I'll just have to push the cart back up to the store because I am sure we are none of us the type to just leave the carts willynilly anywhere out in the lot, right? emoticon

I agree with Mntclimber - self magazine really is a good one. Haven't looked at body & Soul

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MTNCLIMBER88 3/6/2010 10:32AM

    Don't worry, it's good to vent! I just wanted to share that two magazines that seem consistently good about having healthy articles without all the tempting high-cal food recipes are Body + Soul and Self, although Self bugs me sometimes because even though they claim to cater to normal women, they always have someone famous and skinny on the cover. But I've found both of those to be good magazine choices that are pretty free of temptation :)

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A 5-Day Boot-Camp

Friday, March 05, 2010

I'm about to embark on a 5-day personal boot-camp.

Since I surprisingly hit a good weight on my weigh-in, I realized that it's going to be even harder to lose now that I weigh less than where I started with this journey of losing weight & getting healthy. Soooooo, to 'jump-start" the next phase of working hard & hopefully continuing to lose,. I am going to double up and focus even harder for 5 days: more exercise than usual, eating healthy & drinking more water than ever.

By the 6th day, I will back off & continue to do what I've been doing all along (which is no walk in the park by itself, by the way). So, at my next weigh-in (which would be on Friday, March 12th)- I hope to see another loss, which will hopefully encourage & motivate me to stick with this deal.

I can tell you this with clarity: NOTHING - I mean NOTHING - tastes as good as being thinner feels. NOTHING.

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REDHATLADY9 3/5/2010 11:40AM

    Is this the same Boot Cammp that is at Mountain Brook Y?

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ETWBOK 3/5/2010 9:36AM

    Oh my gosh! Such a motivating and positive attitude! I must find mine! I am sure I put it down somewhere....

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RHEADANIELLE 3/5/2010 8:42AM

    emoticon emoticonyou are so right when you feel thinner and the scale confirms it, you are on top of the world, it definitely tastes emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CAMPER96 3/5/2010 8:19AM

    I know how you feel, I've hit a spot where I'm going nowhere. Going to have to work harder. Good luck. emoticon

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