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A Quote For Everyone...

Thursday, April 29, 2010

to learn from. I think it's highly awesome.
"Most people live their lives as if they had a spare one in the bank"
How true is this?
I can say it is anywho. There are opportunities and choices and decisions infront of us everyday, and for me, and i think a lot of people, the first thought is "well what about" or "but what if?" and "i'll plan to"....
Planning is great and all, but i think impulse can be a good thing too. Those times when you do that crazy impulse thing and say "Well - We only live once!!!" and it's so true!!!!
I think we all need to just do some things that we would like to do but are a little crazy. What are we saving ourselves for?

GO FOR IT!!!
I am really gonna try this kind of attitude in future, and see where it gets me. Not with eating junk though - HAHAHA ;)

I am doing kinda well, had 2 workouts this week so far and am doing another tonight.... i think. I wanna maybe do some running again at the weekend too. We shall see.

All is positive at the moment though, and i'm only 18lbs away from my next goal weight. Yahoo! emoticon

  
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TENACIOUSTRISH 4/30/2010 5:04AM

    you are doing a wonderful job....keep it up. With a postive attitude like that, you will meet all goals, YOU GO! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LOVE_KRISTIN 4/30/2010 4:56AM

  You're doing awesome... keep it up! 18lbs til next goal - you'll be there in no time! =)

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DAVEYSHADOW 4/29/2010 10:58AM

    emoticon Hope you get that run in at the weekend

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I'm 'Overweight' Yayyyyyy!!!!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

And that's not even sarcastic!!!
This weeks weigh in dropped me a whole 4.25lbs AND took me from the 'Obese' section in my BMI to the 'Overweight' section!! YAAAAYYYY!!!!
I feel like i'm finally getting somewhere. The Spark has clicked, and i now believe in myself. I can reach my goals. I can be slim. I can be healthy. I can be 'normal' !!!!!!

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CAZGOODY 4/27/2010 8:57AM

    emoticon Well done you

I am so pleased for you, can hear the excitement in your blog, well on the way to being a 'slim' woman for the future.....lol

Keep up the good work!

Caz xx

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MZDOLPHIN 4/26/2010 8:21AM

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Can't wait to join you on the OVERWEIGHT group and out from my OBESE self

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BELLASERAPHINA 4/25/2010 11:23PM

    That is so awesome and inspirational!!!! I'm still obese but I see the light to the overweight tunnel!!! Keep going to get the Normal and congrats on such success!!!!!

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AFERRARI 4/25/2010 9:55PM

    Holy Cow - Congratulations - I can hardly wait until I am there. Only 8 more pounds to go and I too can say I am overweight.

Great job.

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LITTLEWIND53 4/25/2010 9:51PM

    Wonderful news. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JANISTROTMAN 4/25/2010 7:02PM

    emoticon emoticon CONGRATS

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LOVE_KRISTIN 4/25/2010 7:00PM

  i thought that's what you're blog title meant! GOOD JOB... i can't wait to get out of the "obese" catagory!!

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LORNJOHN 4/25/2010 6:28PM

    Yay, well done emoticon

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CPOKEYRUN 4/25/2010 4:55PM

    I saw the title of your blog and I can relate - my weigh in today had the same result of me now being "overweight" instead of "obese!" Congratulations - it is such a great feeling!! Good luck heading towards "healthy"!!

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SCHNOOKIEPIE 4/25/2010 1:23PM

    I long for the day....

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GINETTEK 4/25/2010 1:17PM

    Congratulations. That is great. Can someone tell me how they are getting the BMI results??? I use my Wii Fit and get it there but is there another way?

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REILLYGIRRRL 4/25/2010 1:16PM

  I felt the same way when I hit "overweight." Congratulations, it's a great feeling.

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Lifetime Goal

Saturday, April 24, 2010

I feel quite wonderful this morning - I'm beaming. emoticon
At 5:50am this morning i went for a run.
ME. *I* actually went for a run, all by myself. Wow. I'm shocked just saying it, hah. I have never been a good runner. I was ok with sprints, but cross country or anything needing endurance, i didn't have time for. Well.... i didn't have the stamina for. I don't live in the country or anything either, so i never thought i'd work up my courage enough to just get out there and run, just run.
I've been reading Spark Articles for quite a while now. A lot of them are about running. About people starting running, and loving it. People who'd never exercised in their life, turning their life around and becoming a runner. There's plenty of them people here on Sparkpeople. I guess i've been kind of envious when reading these articles. Wishing i could do it. Wondering if i could ever manage it. My fiance doesn't like running, and has always refused point blank to go for a jog. I didn't want to go with a friend because i just wanted to 'try' it; i didn't want to have to commit myself to anybody else.
I had a feeling during the week. "I want to go for a run". I thought about it, and thought, "Why just think about it? Why always say 'One Day'? It's time to DO something."
So i did! I got up my usual work time on a Saturday, when i'd normally be sleeping in until 9am. I got changed and ate a little snack to start me off for the day. I was so nervous.... i was so so close to backing out and going back to bed. I don't know how i didn't!! I even had to use the toilet because i was so nervous/anxious/excited.
This morning, I went for a run.
It feels so good just saying it!! I walked out of my housing estate after my stretching warm up, then jogged the 10 minutes to my local park. I jogged the whole diameter of the park, with just a little walking inbetween - but not as much as i thought! I then jogged back home and walked the estate for my cool down, then stretched when i got home.
I feel so great and energetic now, and it's only 8am hehe. I'm on a roll now, i'm gonna mow the lawn and get the garden done before I start my day properly.
I really am just so proud of myself for doing this... i never really believed in myself. It's so right and true to say that this is all down to Sparkpeople. Especially the people! Everyone is so wonderful and inspiring AND mostly - encouraging! I'm so thankful to this website... i can't express it. I really have turned my life around.
Jog next Saturday morning? I think it might just happen! emoticon

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FRANKI666 4/24/2010 10:10AM

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DAVEYSHADOW 4/24/2010 8:59AM

    emoticon especially the getting up on a saturday morning. I know what you mean about wanting to do this for yourself, by yourself. I like my Mon eve jog's, I know there are running groups who do the same run, but i have not yet got enough confidence to join them. I have set myself a target and am slowly getting there. You should do the same, build it up slowly and enjoy!

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LOVE_KRISTIN 4/24/2010 6:22AM

  I always read articles about running on here too and i really hope some day i am able to just go out and run without stopping!! I know i am not ready because at the park one day when me and my sister were walking, i tried to jog straight down the track... i did a little but it was killing me so i stopped!! But you should be very proud!! You started your day off right, don't you feel better when you get up early to exercise?! I'm so energized for the day! Anyway keep up the great work!! =)

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DOROTHYBERO 4/24/2010 5:36AM

    That is so awesome and truly inspiring. Thanks for sharing it!

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BIKERDIANE 4/24/2010 5:20AM

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A Little Slippery!!!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Since my disgust i have been good eating. I've just been a bit slippery on the workout side. Well not really, Monday i'm usually full of beans for a workout but i let myself talk myself out of it. "I'm too tired, I can't be bothered" and bam, no workout.
Tuesday i managed a workout. I didn't want to, but as i'd told myself, as soon as i was changed for it, and the first 10 minutes was over, i got stuck in and everything was great. I know that will happen, it's just arguing with my lazy side that i sometimes lose to.
I had another rest Wednesday, but now it's Thursday i'm ready for a toughie tonight. Back on board and back into the swing of things.
Definitely no junk food this weekend. I refuse to let myself do it after having it last week. MODERATION.
Here we go again. =)

  
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BLISSFULDANCER 4/22/2010 6:58PM

    emoticon You can do it. Just keep pushing when you don't feel like it. You'll thank yourself in the end!!! Don't be to hard on yourself. emoticon

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LOVE_KRISTIN 4/22/2010 6:53PM

  I know how you feel... everyday i get up at 4 so i can exercise before work and i always want to go back to bed! I force myself to do it though cause sometimes when i come home from work i'm too tired or don't have time. You're doing great, you should be proud =)

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DAVEYSHADOW 4/22/2010 7:20AM

    emoticon you know you can!

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I'm Disgusting, Sometimes.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Argh.
I did great last week and was on such a high. Friday came and i didn't want a nice healthy meal, i wanted a curry. I ended up having a Chinese.
Saturday... we had some drinks in the house and i ended up getting quite drunk. Oops. I was making my own healthy-ish curry for tea, so we ate and i was drunk. It was actually a fun night, but then at about 9pm i decided i was hungry. Oops. I ordered a pizza and some donner meat. Whyyy?
The good thing is, what i didn't realise... was that as soon as i'd started eating it, i needed to be sick. Too drunk. Ugh, i'm so embarrassing. So i spent a lot of time being sick. How much of an idiot i am, inbetween retching I called to Stephen and told him to keep my food in the fridge for Sunday. What a weirdo!!
Sooo.... Sunday i got up. I had my pizza for breakfast, but only half. I then did something positive. I went ice skating! Woo! Haven't been for YEARS and almost forgot how to do it... hehe. It was so awesome, although my heels are now in agony because the stupid boots were rubbing on me. I didn't care while i was skating though. I got a good 40 mins of cardio in, quick skating.
I wasn't great for the rest of the day, i had a cookie dough milkshake, and ended up having Snack A Jacks for lunch, with a chocolate bar - i thought my body needed some crap to help with my pooey hangover.... but i didn't go majorly over my calorie intake.
I can't actually believe i've put this in a blog, it's disgusting and i'm just vile sometimes.
I had my weigh in yesterday too and it seems my hard work earlier last week has paid off. I lost 2.25lbs! So that's kinda the motivation i need to get me straight back on board.
So i'm kinda back to happy again. And i'm not beating myself too much... (i'm getting good at not doing that haha) in a way i think my 'slip ups' are helping my body to have what it wants every now and again and let loose, eat a load of crap, but the hard work is keeping me on track.
Bring on cardio this week!

  
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SHAYB17 4/25/2010 2:05PM

    That alcohol is a good diet's worst enemy! emoticon I too went out on Friday night and had too much to drink (also got sick) and the next day I was feeling like crap so I ordered Pizza and had a Chubby's Burrito. Dont think I ate anything that was grown from the earth. But then the next day I had to get back on track. Glad that you still lost for the week!! Keep it up! emoticon

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LIKES2LAUGH 4/19/2010 8:26AM

    Haha it sounds like you're completly, you know, _normal_. I think most of us have the same issues, especially on weekends. I think it's also helpful to have (little) treats during the week so you don't go overboard on the weekend. Ice skating is so much fun! I haven't been in ages but you've made me want to try it again, glad you enjoyed it! Great job on the weight loss :)

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DAVEYSHADOW 4/19/2010 4:14AM

    emoticon Must admit after hitting the healthy BMI Sat morning I let myself go a bit on sat night, had first BBQ of the year and had wine and lager. But as you say sometimes you do need to blow it a bit to remind you of what we are trying to do. Enjoy the cardio! and remember a year ago i bet you would not have gone ice skating!

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SHIRLS2010 4/19/2010 4:13AM

    So you had a bit of time out - and there you are. Nobody died. Necessary sometimes and it's cool you showed a weight loss and are bouncing right back. emoticon

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