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QuickFiring To My Next Goal Weight!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

I'm feeling great at the moment.

I just joined a new Spark Team called Quickfire Challenges. It gives an exercise each day to complete throughout the day, how ever many you can do or how many sets, say 5 sets of 20 during the day. I'm on my second day and i think it's fantastic, it's making me feel ALIVE! Getting myself moving and making my body burn calories through the day too, whilst toning my muscles!!

Also, i got home from work yesterday and i have a bag of clothes from my Mum's house that she's cleared out. My old clothes from when i was 15. There are a lot of size 16s, and others smaller. After trying on a size 16 a couple of weeks ago in the shops, they're still tight on me at the moment... BUT, i tried an old pair of cropped jeans on last night - size 16. They FIT! Perfect! Infact to be honest, they'd need a belt to keep them in place!!!! EEK!!!!

I'm so happy right now, i need to keep this feeling in my mind for when i'm feeling like cheating. I don't WANT to cheat right now. I wanna keep going. I wanna be fit and toned and healthy!!!

So here goes nothing!!

  
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BUBBLYB 1/17/2011 4:26PM

    Quickfire Challenges do you still do them? i might need to check it out!

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CYNDELGRACE 4/15/2010 4:12AM

    Those pants must have felt amazing! I have an old mini-skirt from high school that I want to fit into! I'm glad you found a good challenge team! Keep it up!

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CAZGOODY 4/14/2010 3:39AM

    You keep feeling great......fantantic about the cropped jeans, just in time for the start of the summer as well!!!

Have a good week

Caz xx

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The Fitness Minutes Are Helping

Monday, April 12, 2010

Indeed they are!

Last week i didn't have a big loss, i think i lost half a pound. This week, well, last week before Sunday's weigh in, I did cardio and strength for a good hour, 4 times the week, way over my weekly goal. I don't want to up my goal at the moment because i'm feeling quite proud when i do more than what's on my goals, if i was just fulfilling them to what the goal is i don't think i'd feel as great as i do about it, lol.

So i lost 3.75lbs this week, and i'm very very happy about it. I ate some crap the weekend with going to a big work do at the races and then the following day. So now it's back to hard work. And i'm starting as soon as i get home later, big cardio session here i come.

I got the motivation i needed at the weekend, i saw lots of people while i was dressed up and everybody complimented me. I felt great. My Mum said i looked stunning. Why's that? All the hard work i've been putting in! Sooo i felt great... although my feet didn't from the heels i was wearing! Haha!

  
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EMBRACE_SUCCESS 4/12/2010 11:24AM

    So glad the extra effort paid off! Watch out goal weight-- Steph is coming for you;)

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BRANDI1809 4/12/2010 6:11AM

    Keep going, you will get there!

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Back On Track (Again)

Monday, April 05, 2010

Since my splurge i've had big workouts. And no more splurges.
Ste had a kebab the other night because he finished work late. I had a slither of it, a tiny piece of meat. He left loads to waste because he got too full but guess what? I didn't finish it for him. So for that, i am pleased with myself.
Had my weigh in yesterday and i actually lost 0.75 lbs. Which puts me a quarter under now, after my gain last week. I can't say how happy i am with that, i deserved to gain, i really did, but i'm so happy it didn't happen.
So i am definitely back on track and i need to keep this mentality up. I might have an extra workout later today. I feel good now.
So let's go again. No mistakes now, for a week atleast. =)

  
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CAZGOODY 4/9/2010 7:09AM

    Good to hear you are being positive, and haven't eaten the leftovers........lol

I didn't bother weighing myself last week at all....but not to worry!!!

Hope you have a great weekend, the weathers going to be great so, I'll be out in the garden hopefully burning up a few calories

Caz xx

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Lacking In Confidence

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Well to start off, i am still ill. And feeling sorry for myself, hah, it's only 7am and it's worse in the morning, damn you body fight it off already!!

I'm a bit lost at the moment, if i'm being honest. And i am. I keep making the same little mistakes... i can't keep making them, because they'll end up adding up to my old lifestyle. I'm scaring myself a bit. I was naughty twice this week, once early in the week and once Thursday night. I can live with once a week, and accept it, but twice? I'm so angry with myself!!!!

I had a relaxation day Friday, with it being a bank holiday. It wasn't planned, we hadn't planned to do anything, but we ended up staying in our pjamas, i was between upstairs and downstairs, mainly reading my book. It was bliss really, although i was annoyed most of the day, wondering when we were gonna make plans and get up and get dressed LOL. I may have needed that long rest though, for myself and for my immune system.

I did do something good yesterday though, after my lazy day, i decided to have a workout. I did not want to at all. Y'know when you're still groggy at 5pm because you literally haven't done a thing? Yeah... that was me. I told Stephen to shout at me. He did, bless him. =) So i changed into my workout gear and put one of my hard dvds on. I also put it onto "intermediate/expert" for the first time with this dvd. And oh i went for it! I sweated lots. I tasted pizza repeating on me, nice !

The change in my mood afterwards was fantastic, i wasn't groggy and poopy, i was HAPPY, and full of energy! I was red allover and sweating good. I knew it was a good workout because my usual shower temp was too hot, i had to have it on cool to cool me down. (even after my cool down and stretch) I even carried on after my shower and decided to change the bed linen, hah! I find that quite the energetic chore LOL.

So the workout did me good and lifted my mood. I just wish it was so easy to remind myself of that feeling i get after a good workout. I will have to try harder with that. I have my weigh in on Sunday, and i don't expect anything, i just hope it's not a gain.

I am still low on the confidence though. I've been in stage 2/3 (3 i think?) of the lifestyle change since January/February, i only have one more stage to go. I just can't go into that last stage while i'm still making stupid mistakes and... these naughty things happening.... i don't trust myself.

So for now i guess i'm working hard on my attitude. I can't let it slip now, 50lbs down the line and still plenty of goals ahead of me.

I just hope i can find the strength to carry on and just... do it.

  
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EMBRACE_SUCCESS 4/3/2010 4:06PM

    Even though I'm technically in Stage 4, I still go back to basics a lot when I need to. I was also afraid of moving onto the final stage, but I've found that teaching others and spreading the spark helps me maintain my lifestyle changes (which are still somewhat shaky at times). You'll do what's right for you. I know I will always make stupid mistakes, my goal is just to make them less and bounce back from them more quickly. You're doing great!
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LITTLEWIND53 4/3/2010 10:18AM

    If you need to go back to staage 2 or even stage 1, it is ok. Many people often do it as it helps them get back on track. So if you feel you are not advancing on your journey, try starting over at stage 1 for 2 weeks. It may help.

I am glad you were able to do your exercise. I often feel the same, just don't think I can drag it out of me, but then when I force myself, I do feel better.

I hope you have a great weekend!

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Slight Hiccup?

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Ahhh how am i doing.

Well, i reached my goal weight the weekend before last. A pound under it actually. I was very, very happy. I have now made a new goal, another 20 or so pounds, to see how i get on. I'm watching that BMI scale, i'm still 'obese' at the moment, so getting into 'overweight' should be an acheivement. It won't feel like it to be honest. I don't want to be 'overweight'.... obviously. I want to be 'average'. I do need to tell myself that it'll be an acheivement to reach overweight though, because then i'll be halfway there. And i don't want to set too big a goal that it's too hard and too long and i fail.

I ate a Chinese last night. I overate too. I had wayyy too much. I don't know about this not beating yourself up for slipping now and again. I think I might need to be stricter with myself... i ate it and thought "well hey i haven't pigged out in a while, i've done well".... and deep down i do, and deep down i think i should pig out once in a while, or have whatever you like for just one meal.

I just feel crap about it today. I feel stupid.

I have a workout tonight, so i'm gonna try and sweat alot. I feel like i'm sweating the bad stuff out. Once i'm back on track, everything will be ok then?

Another thing is i have a cold, grrr! So can hardly breath right now. Exercise will do me good though.

So ciao for now i guess!

  
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KASEYCOFF 3/31/2010 4:52AM

    For every one step back, you take two steps forward - progress, not perfection. And my motto is, ALL progress is GOOD progress! You are doing fine!!!

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DAVEYSHADOW 3/30/2010 9:12AM

    As you say just a hiccup! well done with your achievemnets so far, at the start of 2009 I was obese and as at last weekend I am 1 lb from a normal BMI! emoticon The exercise I always think seems more worth it if you think this is getting rid of something you should not have had emoticon

Go for it!

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NUTBROWNWALLABY 3/30/2010 8:23AM

    You have done sooooo well so far so don't let a slip get you down... It is good to sometimes over indulge as long as it is a rarity and not a norm. If 6 days out of 7 or 13 days out of 14 are reasonable days then one 'indulgance day' will not ruin the good work...

well done on the forty lost!!!

Debs

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