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The Office

Friday, June 11, 2010

So, I have alot of support for my weight loss journey at my office but recently it has taken off to a new level. We all have been bringing only healthy food and eating alot of salads and nutritious meals together. Recently one of the girls said that we should add an exercise at lunch, so I use my Quickfire Challenge each day as our challenge. Yesterday, we did jumping jacks. Today, we did side crunches. 100 of each and all of us have been doing them and rooting the others on. It is remarkable how easy they are to accomplish when the whole group (okay there are only 3 of us!) are on board. It has been an additional push that I needed and have enjoyed! emoticon

  
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JHAWTHORNE7 8/26/2010 7:36PM

    Way to go, it is great to get people around you motivated to move!

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TXKJMOUNT 6/11/2010 2:51PM

    That's awesome! Almost everyone where I work watches what they eat, so there's not a ton of temptation there. Yay! Well, except for a few newbies who think they need to share their leftover cupcakes from a weekend graduation party. The good news is that I did not eat one and 75% of them ended up tossed for sitting around too long.

We're also looking at a lunchtime exercise deal. Best of luck!

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FULLOFFAITH 6/11/2010 2:49PM

    That is awesome!!! It is so much easier then having everyone wanting to know if I am going to order out with them or eat my DIET Food. Gosh I can't stand that term (Diet) I say every time. Not on Diet just making smarter choices to get healthy. Hopefully they will get on board one of these days.

Lisa

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SKINNYMINNIE25 6/11/2010 2:39PM

    That's great. STart small, take over the world!

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EVER-EVOLVING 6/11/2010 2:36PM

    Yay! You're doing great!

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I am proud!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

So, I am taking credit as a motivator for however short of time it lasts! My sister called me last night (the same one who was offended when I asked her to originally go to weight watchers with me) and said, "Guess what Brittany (my niece, who I also drug along) did tonight?" I said I didn't know and she announced that she had walked a 5K. I was shocked, I asked if she had walked 3.1 miles (clarifying that she had indeed walked a 5K) and was amazed to get the answer that she had walked 3.4 miles and that my sister had walked 1.7. You could have knocked me over with a feather (so much for strength training!) These are the people that didn't want to go and didn't have time to exercise. I convinced them... and yes, I am proud!

  
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CGARREN247 5/26/2010 2:01PM

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VELVETCATT 5/26/2010 12:58PM

    That's the way to do it! emoticon

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MYUTMOST4HIM 5/26/2010 12:40PM

    That is so encouraging to your own journey. You have every right to be proud

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The reluctant sisters

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

So, I talked my sisters into going to Weight Watchers with me last week and they went and enjoyed and went back this week. And...lo and behold, they were the week's biggest losers! My one sister lost a whopping 9.3 and the other one lost 7.6. Can I just say "WOW"? I was a little jealous, I only lost 3.6 (which I am still very happy with.) Mostly, I was proud! They were reluctant to go but went, did the program and look at them go! All I can say, is that I hope that they keep it up. Our gene pool is like a sess pool with bad genetics and they struggle with their health. The one sister has COPD, asthma, early emphesyma and smokes. The other sister has high blood pressure, fibromyalgia and smokes. They need this as much as I do and I don't mind saying that I need them to be around for as long as they can.

  
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CAPECODLIGHT 5/26/2010 7:54AM

    Feel great that you've helped your reluctant sisters try something that will improve their health - truly an act of love. It's great they also had nice numbers the first week to encourage them to keep going. Your loss was super also. Good luck to all of you!

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OWUTAQT 5/25/2010 8:00PM

    so, the question now is how do they feel??

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SEARCH4BALANCE 5/25/2010 5:49PM

    Good for you for getting them started, and good for them for putting in the effort. Try not to be discouraged, there will be weeks where it goes the other way around and 3.6 pounds is still awesome in one week!

Keep up the good work.

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Fighting off the Frustration

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Okay... put on the boxing gloves because I have to take a stand. I have been logging my food on weight watchers. I am more active now then I have ever been (I am going to the gym 6 times a week!) and I gained 5 pounds last week. What is up with that?! Okay... so I saved my weekly and activity points to go out on Saturday and I ate and drank, but 5 pounds. Darn it!!! I really need to buckle down and get this working. Okay frustration... left, right, right, left... you are out of here! I can do this, all I have to do is stay consistent (I hope!)

  
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EVER-EVOLVING 5/19/2010 8:26AM

    Don't let the scale discourage you. Keep doing what you're doing, the payoff will come soon.

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LITEANGEL 5/18/2010 12:58PM

    And don't forget, Dee... It's not about the scale as much as it is about the inches lost. Remember to measure yourself and use THAT as a reference tool.

The scale is a fickle thing... It can fluctuate for A LOT of reasons and REALLY isn't an accurate frame of reference. Did you know that what you weigh can fluctuate 2 or more pounds in a single day? I learned that from my WiiFit. LOL It's best to weigh yourself at the same time every day, but if it can fluctuate that much in a single day... how truly accurate can it be?? Don't trust it! Don't let yourself get flustered. Just keep on the track that you're on, and you'll get there! You can doooooo eeeeet!

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STRONGERLEANER 5/18/2010 12:45PM

    Take a peek at your sodium intake. It can cause water rentention. We also retain water when we begin an exercise program. The muscles hold it for little bit of time. Even if fat is being lost, sometimes the water retention keeps the scale from showing the loss.

Hang in there and keep doing all the good things you've started. You'll see the lower number on the scale soon.

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I rode my horse!

Friday, May 14, 2010

I love horses. I have always for as long as I remember loved horses. A year or so ago, with career challenges and money very short, I sold my 4 horses. Time marches on. I have a better job again and I missed having horses. I found a horse for free in October. No one in their right mind buys a horse in winter and has to feed in the snow and such but that just goes to show...I am not in my right mind. I went and got my horse, she is a 6 year old register paint mare. About here most people would be thinking what is wrong with her that she is free. I, too, wondered but after being told that they had gotten her for board due and that after riding her twice and her rearing both times, I decided I would take her anyway. Here is a picture of "Last Chance Flirt": It's not the best picture as it was taken with a cell phone. My little girl has set on her and she seemed like she had a really good disposition but having hurt myself the last couple of times I rode, I was hesitant. But I had tried her with the saddle and yesterday fitted her to a bridle. I took her to a trough I had overturned to get on (my biggest time of fear is getting on, I like to be set before they try any foolishness.) I got on, and she just stood there. I got her moving but it is obvious she has very limited experience. She did not rear. She did toss her head real high and I had to keep turning and flexing her to get her attention. I was thrilled. We have a lot of work to do but I think we are going to be just fine. My friend showed up and watched, he said that from the way she acted that he would bet that she had less then 10 rides on her but that time would be our best friend. I was so jazzed. I am going to try to at least work with her 3-5 times a week in addition to my other exercise and I can't wait. Wish me luck.

  
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INFLATED 5/18/2010 3:43AM

    Thank you for your comment on my blog Today I feel sluggish so I had a good breakfast.
I too love horses. My daughter lives in Sheridan, Wyoming. I live in Maryland so we have some things in common.
If you find that Flirt has a head tossing/rearing problem, I have found a successful solution. Once you get accustomed to her and trust her a little more, when the head tossing begins, put your hand between her ears and give the command, "Down" She may not understand what you are asking of her. Also when you bridle her and are going to put the bridle over her ears, give the command, "Down," so she associates it with her head. I worked at a riding academy many years ago and we had horses that would rear up and fall over backwards. The remedy used in these extreme cases, was to fill a thin balloon with water and when the horse reared, break the balloon over its head. Drastic? Yes, but a horse rearing over backwards can injure the rider or itself, so better some water on the head then that. Just remember that as you break the balloon to say the command, "Down."
Flirt is beautiful.


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LITEANGEL 5/15/2010 8:20AM

    She's beautiful, Dee! I wish you both many wonderful rides together in the future! Someday... someday, for me. ;-)

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CAPECODLIGHT 5/14/2010 7:48PM

    She is a beauty. My niece has always had paints and currently has a couple that she houses down the street from where she lives in CT. I wish you great success with getting yours comfortable with your riding her. Just like weight loss - all it takes is patience and time...

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