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Wednesday, May 09, 2007

So I've been underreporting my weight to the treadmill at the gym...

Ever since I started I've put 250 (even though at the beginning that was at least 40lbs less than my actual weight...) WELL!

I'm *THIS* close to making my lie into the truth. :) hahahaa!

I don't know what I'm going to do at that point. Stay accurate so that I get a more accurate calorie readout, or underreport again until I reach that goal...?

Anyway. That was a secret till now. I was embarrassed before by my weight. I was actually scared that the treadmill would be like, "CANNOT BE MORE THAN X LBS" like I was overweight for the machine. Now I realize the machine probably had at LEAST a 300lb weight limit. Right? anyway.



New Strength Training Plan

Thursday, April 26, 2007

So I've been having the feeling I'm not doing enough strength training, and guess what? I was right. I had been doing only like 4 excercises. SparkPeople recommends:

Start with 2-3 exercises each for lower body and upper body and 1-2 core exercises (abs, lower back).

So this is my new plan:

Lower Body-

Dumbell Squats
Wide Leg Wall Sit with Calf Raises

Upper Body-

One Arm Dumbell Rows
Seated Triceps Extensions
Wall Pushups


Modified Plank
Crunches with a Twist

And I'm also going to actually DO my stretches on Strength Training days, too. I'm really good about stretching out the muscles I work when doing cardio, but I never do it on Strength Training Days. So now that I'm consistently getting the ST DONE, I'm making a better plan for what to DO.

I'm VERY excited. Which makes me feel a little crazy because who would have really thought I'd be this excited about Strength Training? :D hahaha

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ELIZASHERMAN 5/2/2007 1:10PM

    All I have to say is a BIG freakin' UH-HUH. Going to steal your motivation, if you don't mind, cuz strength training is too elusive for me to even contemplate!!!!! I figure, they schedule it for a reason, but then I get to check off things and think that if I've checked off a few things, I'm kicking big buttinski, but yep, so not the case...glad I could spy on your blog and actually steal things! I'm a healthy criminal!!!

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My "Trouble Goal"

Monday, April 23, 2007

One of my action steps this week is to write about my "trouble goal" in my online journal.

I feel like I'm doing good at excercise (I've even committed to my strength training), I get all my water in, stay within my ranges... but I have yet to be consistent at getting two fruits and veggies in.

(I'm supposed to talk about my feelings first.)

Well to be honest it kinda makes me feel guilty. When I choose what to eat and I look at the fruit and my eyes just sliiiide away. I just pick something else because it seems... easier? Why should something else be easier than fruit??? I don't know but that's how I feel sometimes, which doesn't make any sense. I LIKE fruit. And I do like veggies too, and I have less trouble getting those in when I'm eating salads regularly. So why the problem with the fruits? I don't know.

I think part of the problem might stem from the fact that I don't really know what a serving of fruit is. I mean, I took it for granted that one apple was or one orange was. But really, one small orange is only 1/2 a serving, while to get a full serving it would need to be a large orange. I just looked this stuff up so I would know. :) I need to look it up for veggies, too.

I think that this will help make the REAL lifestyle change of making sure I'm treating my body well and giving myself good fresh foods for fuel. I hope I can make these more of a habit. I've been challenging myself to attain 2 servings of each in my recent minigoalchallenge, but I have kinda slipped over the weekend.

Gotta work on this! :)

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ANEWBP 4/26/2007 10:24AM

    Dana...I do understand the fruit and veggie thing. It's hard to work them. I find I look for the carbs as opposed to fruit. At the hospital the other day my dad's nutritionist said that one an apple the size of a crabapple is ONE serving, so a normal sized apple is likely 2 servings of fruit. Grapes are also great. Buy them, wash them, put them in the fridge in a bowl so they are cold and when you open to get something else, just pick off a branch. There is another serving.

I DO DO DO DO understand, breakfast and fruit were my two hurdles. Hope this helps.


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MADMARRY 4/24/2007 12:54PM

    yesterday i had some plain nonfat greek yogurt with some frozen cherries from trader joe's and some slivered almonds on top. those cherries are great. i couldn't get enough of them.

plus, they are frozen, so they won't rot in your fridge.

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Monday, April 23, 2007

Down 4lbs since last week!! :D


What more can I say???


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HEARTUXO 4/23/2007 2:28PM

That is so awsome
You must be so proud

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Spark Points!

Thursday, April 19, 2007

I would just like to say that I have 4000 SparkPoints at this moment.

MuahhahahahaaaAAA!!! Soon I will have them all!!!

Hahaha. Just kidding. Man, I swear I will have that top trophy because I am going to stay with SparkPeople.com forever. :D

Although this week has not been so hot for me. It's that TOM and Ben&Jerry's have been spending TOO MUCH TIME with me. I have a plan of action for staying within my ranges today even though I've eaten a whole pint today. Yes, I ate a pint of Ben &Jerry's 10th Anniversary Version of Phish Food. I know. WHY DO I DO THIS TO MYSELF??? I should have stuck to my guns and gotten a light ice cream even though WalMart doesn't have ANY pretty much. But anyway -- now all my ice cream is gone so it will tempt me no longer. I just have to eat a very light dinner and I'll be fine. I hope.

hehehe. There's still the devil on one side saying -- Tell DH about the new Little Caesar's! And the angel is saying -- DON'T DO IT!!! You can be strong!

I will be good!


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