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Finally really close to goal

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

I know I haven't blogged in a long time but my main group moved to facebook where we keep each other accountable. Sorry sparks but your page gets harder and harder to use and crashes a lot if there is any sort of security on the computer system. I have almost reached full goal, I have a few pounds to go, but and in a very happy place where I'm at to date. I had a bunch of my car friends remark about how thin I look and they can really tell I lost a lot of weight. Now hubby is even getting more on board, hope he can find his balance and go for it. Kettlebells is going great and I still very much love competition. I'm in a great place and hope everyone else is finding their way.

  
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AMANDAROX 10/27/2013 11:23AM

    Thanks for sharing! Its so great when friends notice your progress, isn't it?! Keep up the good work!

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NICKJAROSH 10/24/2013 12:45PM

    Sometimes the hardest part is those last few steps. Stay with and stay focused :)

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MOM_VICKI 10/23/2013 9:32AM

    You're doing great! Glad to hear your hubby's getting on board too - it makes it so much easier when both people are working towards similar goals! I now use my SP food and weight tracker exclusively for my husband to help him stay within his calorie range. Next, I'm looking forward to seeing him get back into swinging the kettlebell... Maybe someday he'll even join in on our 10k swing challenge!

Thanks for the blog update - congrats on finding your way and seeing results!

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MANDORA3 10/23/2013 7:03AM

    Nice job!!!


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TURBO6X2 10/22/2013 11:14AM

    It's been a process the weight comes off real slow but if you keep eating clean and staying on top of it it does happen. I'm the smallest I've been in a long time, for competitions I need to lose about 5 more pounds which I can do just for that. It's all good. Nice to finally see the goal realized. Thanks for all the positive comments.

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THINFITFEMINIST 10/22/2013 11:06AM

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NALAYB 10/22/2013 10:58AM

    Wow! Good job! It's nice to see the hard work paying off!

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DIETER27 10/22/2013 10:29AM

  congrats ...... have a nice day!

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Still plugging away

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

I'm finding that it's a challenge to get to that next goal but I'm still on board and plan to reach it. I know 15 pounds is a ways off but it will come off with the right work and determination. I'm certified kettlebell instructor now so I teach about once or so a week which makes it a lot of fun. I have been really trying to come up with challenging workouts that are about results. I love my kettlebells, there is so much you can do you should never get bored. I am trying to get more strength in because I want my definition back and I know I can get there. It may take a bit but it's doable, this all is with the right amount of work. I have found veggies are the key to losing but I also don't have a love of all vegetables. It's a process that's for sure. There are just some days I don't want to eat all those veggies. I have a juicer but it was missing one piece so as soon as that arrives I'm going to give juicing a try. The more juices the better and hopefully I will see even more results. I have a goal and I want to get there. Now it's just a matter of making it happen.

  
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TURBO6X2 7/17/2012 2:45PM

    Alp I would go ahead and get turbo fire, the hybrid is really fun and if you want you can do just turbo fire your first 20 weeks and there are modifications through out the entire series. Also this series has a beginners section where she breaks down the moves and modifications so you get the hang of the workout before actually doing it without the intro, a really nice feature.

Greentea I also do a protein shake with kale, spinach, fresh berries and protein powder with almond milk, coconut milk or grass fed milk, I like to mix it up. I find it very filling and refreshing after kettlebell class. I just need to find a way to get more servings of veggies without eating them all the time. LOL I also need to clean up my dinner meal which hubby makes to include more variety of veggies.

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A*L*P* 7/17/2012 12:44PM

    I asked you this in the team thread, but I am curious what your thoughts are of Turbo Fire? i am really considering it but I have not so good knees and some days will just need to modify -- are the modifications worht it, I mean intense enough? I am getting bored with CLX cardio and am thinking that a hybrid might be fun.

Kettlebells, I've never tried them. How fun to be an instructor! Hang in there, 15 pounds is definitely do able!!

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GREENTEA2 7/17/2012 12:31PM

    I would guess that juicing might help. I've never really tried it, but for my lunch I blend kale, spinach, and a greens powder from the supplement store - and I agree 100 percent w/ you - veggies are key for me also to lose weight. Mostly b/c they help me stay on track with clean eating and fill me up. Can't wait to hear how the juicing goes!

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I'm still here and I'm still reaching for my goal

Thursday, June 28, 2012

I have lost 5 more pounds since switching up my carbs to include at least two low days per week. The more I read about this the more I see people see results with this type of cycling. You only eat 50 grams on at least two days a week and then go back to normal in between days. This always the body to work efficiently. The great thing is green vegetables are a free food, you add as many as you can handle in a day. Veggies are great once you realize the vitamins and nutrition that they supply on a daily basis. No I'm not a huge fan of all of them but I do eat them. I have added a lot of variety and keep trying new things to see what I can find comfortable to eat and what I'd rather not. It' s a process for sure. I'm eating a lot more baby spinach then I ever thought I would, but I really like it. I have been adding a cup and half to my protein shakes along with Kale and it's actually good. I'm trying coconut milk and other things like gluten free products which I find are very good. I have worked organic eggs and turkey sausage into my weekly meals for breakfast and find I can make time for this. I still have a ways to go but I'm getting there. One day at a time one goal at a time. My next goal is to be down 10 pounds by August 31, it can be done I just need to work for it.

  


What I still want to accomplish

Thursday, May 17, 2012

I have come a long ways in a year, it was a year ago today basically that I decided to change my diet and make other changes. It resulted in a significant weight loss that I've been maintaining but I'm still short of my overall goal. What I've gained so far in knowledge is my body responds very differently to foods then I would have ever thought and it's a challenge to lose when you get to a certain point. It pays to reevalute my goals and routines. It's easy to start to slip into bad habits and get away from what works. There is no such thing as a diet it's a life style change or things will just go back to what they were before. I don't want to start over I want to keep pressing forward and reach that goal I know I can hit. That you have to change things ups, the same thing every day not only gets boring but your body adjusts to the changes and then you don't lose weight and things stay constant. It's okay to have a cheat day, as long as you are reasonable about it. You can have pizza just not an extra large all by yourself. Treats are great on cheat days, healthy treats are great every day. You need to do this for yourself and set goals. Without a goal you have nothing to work towards and can and will lose your way. Goals can be anything from getting into those jeans you know you want to wear again to a special occassion where you want to look and feel your best. Nothing tastes as good as healthy feels. There are so many different things you can do, you should never get bored. Switch it up, make it exciting, you don' t have to do the same boring thing every week. Walking is a great form of exericse and other then a good pair of shoes it costs nothing and benefits you in so many ways. Dust off the bicycle you have in the barn and get a tune up then go riding and remember how great it felt to just get out on your bike. Try something new that you would never have thought of doing. Join a gym and make new friends to hold you accountable to your fitness. Be happy and enjoy the person you are right now, yes 10 pounds or 5 pounds lighter is always great but look to where you have come from and be proud of what you've accomplished. Encourage others, get certified in something you enjoy and teach, you feel so rewarded when people enjoy the intense workout you just put them through. Find something positive to say every day, it really does make a difference if we appreciate what we have and realize it. It's all a long process and I'm still a work in progress but I'm getting there, are you?

  
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MYBULLDOGS 5/17/2012 9:37AM

    i agree. it has to be a life style change. you can never revert to your old habits.

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Okay I haven't lost again in a couple of weeks

Monday, April 23, 2012

I blame stress, when I sleep well my weight is down when I don't it isn't. I can sleep generally pretty well on the weekends except when I start having really weird dreams, but I at least have dreams. I had gone through a stage where I wasn't dreaming at all and was always tired. Not the case now, just wake up and have to try and go back to sleep. I'd rather stay asleep. Still working on it hoping to make progress. I'm better with enough sleep. Maybe I need to quit watching tv and just go to bed, it's worked before. Hoping to be back on track next week and seeing those pounds go down. I want my goal and I'll get it sooner or later.

  
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TURBO6X2 4/23/2012 9:03PM

    obnurse I can't imagine the type of hours you put in for your job but I can relate to the no sleeping thing. Hopefully we can both find ways to more sleep. I know for you it's not as easy being the type of schedule you get. Let's both remain positive and hope to find that key.

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PHOENIXRISING04 4/23/2012 6:20PM

    Try taking melatonin....it's an herbal supplement. Our bodies naturally produce it and it's what helps us sleep. I've found it's helped me from time to time and I have friends who swear by it. A hot shower an hour or so before bed is supposed to help too. Good luck!


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OBNURSE3 4/23/2012 3:45PM

    My body seems to be working the same...I am on day 14 of p90x and the first week I gained lbs everyone said that was normal the first month so I tried not to get discouraged. This past Thursday I had dropped the 2 lbs so I was relieved and got excited that maybe the scale would head in a good direction with all the hard work I am putting in. I have now worked overnight the past three nights and what does the scale say? up 3 lbs in 3 days....only changes have been the sleep, averaging about 4 1/2 hrs of restless sleep ea of the past 3 days. I am eating the same and doing the p90x daily so its gotta be the sleep. As if I am not cranky enough from lack of sleep now the scale is making me bitter too lol

Keep pressing on you will get to your goal soon!!!

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