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Monday, March 16, 2009

I had a goal of starting to run once I lost 30 pounds but now I think I may have to increase that to 50 I just don't think my joints will be able to take it yet I may do some light jogging but I noticed when I jogged from the car to my apartment the other night I was very out of whack because of my weight. I mean I know that I will have to wait and see but I think 30 pounds might have been a bit optimistic

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GRAMMABENJI 3/16/2009 8:55PM

    i know what you mean i so want to be able to jog. i do put jogging into my walking but if i go 1/2 mile i am lucky and when i do i get really sore all over so i know jogging would be a good workout

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fix a flood house for fitness

Thursday, March 12, 2009

So this weekend I get to paint the whole house thanks to that nefarious, insidious flood. Strangely enough as much stress as it has caused me I am kind of thanking it right now because I get to mix up my fitness routine, construction, raking, painting etc All of these activities burn hella calories and I am only tracking a portion of the time that I will really be painting. Now while people may not live in areas affected by the flood I have realized a good way to lose weight is to volunteer to help those who need assistance with floods, fire, or because they are unable to make repairs on their own. Not only will it give you skills you can use you'll help bring out that six pack in the process (and I don't mean the Bud light after a job well done.)

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HERE2PERSEVERE 3/13/2009 9:43PM

    emoticon way to look at it!
It would be easy to get upset and grumble about it...but if it needs to get done, may as well try to find something positive about it! And you did! emoticon
Plus when it's all done, you'll feel the sense of accomplishment, as well as have a freshly painted house!

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Walking pace

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Tonight while doing my walking I stopped at 45 minutes to see if I made my goal of 5300 steps approximately2.5 miles. I was about 200 steps short of my goal. At first I was disappointed but then I realized that when I started this adventure and started using a pedometer I was only able to do about 3000 steps in the same time frame. After realizing this I felt a lot better and I know that the next time I will get my goal and honestly I will beat it, mostly because I am competitive even with myself but also because my fitness is improving a lot and my work pants are fitting better making it easier to take all those steps...
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GRAMMABENJI 3/16/2009 8:57PM

    you will get there

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HERE2PERSEVERE 3/13/2009 9:49PM

    Glad you're able to feel good about the efforts you are making! Every step in the right direction counts...
Gotta say I love the positive attitude!

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KIYOSHI04 3/12/2009 8:53PM

    im glad you ended it pleased with your progress--you should be!!
every single step is a step in the right direction and i know you will just continue to improve on your time and goals.
keep up the great work!!!

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WORKTHEGOAL 3/12/2009 2:11PM

    Isn't it amazing how we get so used to having achieved a goal that we forget and then feel disappointed when we fall short???? You've improved your physical wellbeing so much that you've almost taken it for granted - You did good emoticon

Keep on walking right into that fitness arena. emoticon

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TIMS4FISHIN 3/12/2009 11:44AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon
You are taking "steps" in the right direction! Very good attitude with the possitive thinking. Keep up the good work..you'll get where you want to be, by taking each step one at a time.

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20 pounds finally

Sunday, March 08, 2009

After a poor last two weeks of February my weight loss stalled and in fact I briefly gained a couple pounds back. Today on my weigh in day I lost 2 more pounds and finally made it to the magical 20 lost. I would like to get down to 30 lost by the end of the month and with the weather turning nicer I think it is very possible. My fitness level has improved a lot and I am able to work out with higher intensity for longer so that should definetly help. Nutrition is still challenging me but I am making better choices and planning ahead although sometimes my best intentions fail. Hips and waist have each gone down in inches almost 4 on the hips and 3 on the waist. A long way to go still but I am on the right track.

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KBBLEDSO 3/10/2009 6:03PM

    You are an inspiration! Way to go!

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WORKTHEGOAL 3/9/2009 8:07AM

    1lbs lost is great, INCHES lost is FAB!

Your 'stick to it' attitude has really paid off and you're reaping the benefits galore, emoticon

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HERE2PERSEVERE 3/8/2009 11:43PM

    emoticon Great Job!
You've been sticking with it, and working hard! I'm so glad you're seeing results of your efforts, and feeling great! emoticon
Take care & Spark on!

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TIMS4FISHIN 3/8/2009 10:08PM

    You sure are on the right track. Doesn't that 20 feel so good to be gone FOREVER? 10 more this month, very doable. Go get it done!

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MISBEHAVING 3/8/2009 10:02PM

    Way to Go!! Congrats on your progress! 20 pounds is a milestone and worth celebrating. Keep soldiering on...you're on the right path. Your blog is very motivational. emoticon

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Burning Calories

Saturday, March 07, 2009

So on Thursday I didn't officially workout but wow raking leaves burns hella calories. I have a decent sized yard with lots of trees I am only half done with the backyard but out of the 4hours i raked I counted 2 (because of breaks) and 2 hours raking is 1128 calories guess i need to rake more often. No wonder back in the pioneer days there weren't a lot of "fatties" I guess there is something to be said for not only hard work but yardwork. I suppose back then they didn't eat a bunch of processed crap either. I think that I will try to adapt this mentality and mow my lawn a little more often, although I must remember to replace the lawn mower (stupid flood).

Speaking of the flood the house is almost done I have to work on painting it this weekend and next weekend I'm betting that burns a few calories. So I guess there is some benefit to fixing the house ourselves, although it takes more time I get the calorie burn and the satisfaction of knowing things are done right and some jackhole contractor didn't rip me off and believe me I have had issues with the ones that I have used except for my electrician he's been good to me.

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REDSPARKLE 3/7/2009 10:51AM

    That is my secret to exercise. I spread mulch, mow the lawn, dig in the garden, trim the bushes, hand wash the car, clean out the inside of the car, scrub my floors, vacuum and move the furniture, scrub the tub, dust everything in site and wipe down walls. This is how I get 50% of my exercise for the week. I usually spend 2 hours at a time doing these things, with no break and I burn 1,200 calories. I hate to exercise. I love to walk and do lots of it, but sometimes it is too cold to get outside. Household chores have never been so fun and rewarding.

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IAFARMERWIFE 3/7/2009 9:12AM

    Fantastic!!! You are accomplishing so much, you body and your house/yard are benefiting from all that hard work. We still have snow banks in our yard up here in northern Iowa. Lucky you!

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WORKTHEGOAL 3/7/2009 6:33AM

    Never mind just the cals burned, you'll be getting beautifully toned too!

And a great looking yard to boot! emoticon

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GAGGS. 3/7/2009 4:38AM

    emoticon on the emoticon job keep up the hard work

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