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I'm SO Ready!

Saturday, June 30, 2012

My beau and I went out last night...dinner and shoe shopping. I am pretty positive that I went over a little on my calories for the day, I'm not sure by how much but we went out for hibachi and I have NO idea how to log some of it. I was going to ask for a nutrition guide while I was there but we got to talking with the couple next to us and I forgot. I also forgot to bring my water with to have in the car and since I had tea with dinner, I came in 2 cups short.
I realized on the way home that if I would have had my water in the car, I would have been able to get all my water in for the day.
I logged it the best I could and moved on...

The guy...er...kid...er....salesperson at Finishline did a pretty good job, I got the Nike Freerun...they are sooooooo flexible and there is even an app for my phone that will use my GPS to track the chip in the shoe!
The price was ok...no more than I spend on my Sketcher Shape Ups that won't hold up to running....bad part was that since it was a new product, the computer wouldn't accept my coupon....thats ok though, it won't be the first email I have sent them!

I am out the door! (Only running errands, but doing it QUICKLY!!!!)

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    How cool is that. Beats wearing a pedometer! hmmmm.....

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IM2READY 6/30/2012 2:06PM

    Good for you--I like the shoes! It sounds like you learned for next time. It's like a 100 degrees here so I'm not doing much running around. I actually have the whole day and part of tomorrow to myself! Hat should I do? I need to make a concrete plan to stick to. Maybe make a menu for the whole week, may help also. Have a Great day!

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POMATOJUICE 6/30/2012 9:25AM

    Those are really cool shoes!! They put GPS tracking microchips in them now? Holy cow. I bet that's amazing for tracking the distance you've run! (Or maybe finding lost joggers out in the wilderness!)

I have a little bit of trouble tracking at hibachi places, too. The calorie counting app I use has about 5-6 Bennihana dishes pre-entered, and I use those and adjust through massive guesswork. I love hibachi, though, and it seems like it's not that bad for you if you stick with the soup, meat& veggies :D So even if you went over, it was eating awesome food and not total crud, right?


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    Good for you! emoticon

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Self Truths

Friday, June 29, 2012

Self realization = kicking your own ass back onto the right path!

I Know...
My weight causes a lot, if not all, of my leg pains.
My weight affects my breathing, I now carry 2 inhalers for asthma.
My weight affects my movement.
My weight torments me when I look into a mirror...I rarely look.
My dad's weight caused his diabetes and was a factor in his first and only heart attack...he did not survive.
The pleasure I get from eating is only for a few moments, then the physical discomfort, guilt, shame, embarrassment, and self loathing kick in...along with the vow to never overeat again.
I have never been 'kind' to myself, I am always the first one to put me down, always expect more from myself than anyone on the planet and am severely disappointed when I don't meet or exceed my own expectations.
I am in my own way, I use all my aches and pains as a way to NOT get my ass up and do what I should! If it hurts, I don't want to do it!

I also know...

I have spent far too long passive-aggressively hurting myself.
I do not want to have a heart attack and leave my kids and my grandbaby.
While it hurts physically to put strain on my muscles and joints, it feels GOOD to stretch my body.
The sense of accomplishment I get from meeting a calorie goal for the day feels GOOD.
I cannot do a complete sit-up right now, but at least I try and I CAN get my shoulder blades off the ground!
The day WILL come that I can do a sit up...many of them!
The day WILL come that I can jog or run and know that I can feel my body and muscles working working to move me to where I WANT to be!
I am reassured that all my recent medical exams say that I CAN do this.

I know that my body is an amazing work of nature and is designed to heal itself with a little help from my mind and willpower.


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YESCURLYCAN 7/1/2012 3:43AM

  Great job and being introspective and addressing your truths :) It's the first step in making your weight loss happen.

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IM2READY 6/30/2012 2:13PM

    You describe me as well! Thanks for the kick in the right direction--I needed it. emoticon

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SPARKLINGHOPE 6/29/2012 4:59PM

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New goal....

Thursday, June 28, 2012

First off, I am scratching the 7500 steps a day goal....I have bought 2 pedometers and I don't think either one works. 25 bucks in the trash. I will keep walking, I will either have to start counting or just keep walking until my legs are jelly.

I have been thinking lately about trying to jog/run. I see people on here all the time talking about it and two of my cousins who are over in Texas just ran a marathon this summer (they are both in very good shape though) Everyone is always so excited and I can feel the excitement and sense of accomplishment even in just reading it!

I read a blog this morning by ON2VICTORY and cried.

I cry a lot when I think of doing something good for myself, I am not sure why. Its such a flood of emotions, excitement, fear of failure, fear of success, just HOW different will I be? Will I feel good? Great? Will I still have all the same aches and pains?
I am not used to doing good things for me.
But why shouldn't I?
Why shouldn't I be able to have the same sense of accomplishment as everyone else?
I want to be able to move and run like I did when I was young.

I sent my cousin a message on FB and told her that I wanted to be able to come to Texas by next fall and run with them. She said she would help me as much as she could from there.
Don't get me wrong, everyone here is great, but there is just something about family.

Especially my family, crazy, cracked up bunch of nuts!

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KAREN608 7/1/2012 2:43PM

    oh bummer about the pedometers. I bought a $5 one at walmart and it seems to work okay for me. But maybe I wiggle my hips more than you do. Keep moving!

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ELLE1277 6/30/2012 1:47AM

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RCOGLE 6/29/2012 8:22AM

    I also use the map route thing on the map for my fitness. Very useful. Grats on having the courage to start on this goal. I'm going to go the cycling route as soon as we find a bike for me. :) I like walking, don't get me wrong, but I'd like some variety in my cardio excersie outside.

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ON2VICTORY 6/29/2012 12:02AM

    That is so exciting to see someone get inspired and believe in themselves. It is even better when they have family that can help out. I am really excited for you. Keep going and don't give up on yourself. You are worth the effort.

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YESCURLYCAN 6/28/2012 10:54PM

  Sounds like a plan :) Small steps reap great results. So instead of marking your step just set a time you can commit to walking everyday, like 30 minutes a day for example. Now another great thing you can do is use the Spark fitness maps and map your walk! Especially if your are walking on streets. It will tell you how far and how fast you walked. Good luck emoticon

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Hurry, Hurry!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Running way behind tonight! I had all kinds of plans to be in bed on time for a change...9:30 for me. That is SO not happening!

After I got off work, I walked several laps around Walmart, bought a new pedometer, my goal is 7500 steps a day and will work up to 10k.

By the time I got everything done, my pedometer said 7498...and I have done a bit of cleaning up in the kitchen since I took it off.

After I got home, I put together a yummy meatloaf and cheesy mashed taters for tonight...and also make my first chili ever!
I made it low sodium, but put lots of goodies in it for flavor, you really can't tell that there isn't a bit of salt in it other than the tiny bit from the (low sodium) beans and 1 can of tomato sauce.
I was only going to make a small saucepan full to test it out..... evidently, someone forgot to tell me how fast it adds up! I ended up with 26 cups, I put half in the fridge for tomorrow and half in the freezer.

Its 9:00 now and I still have to put together breakfast, snack, and lunch for my beau and I for tomorrow.

I'm beat!

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RRBSKI 6/26/2012 10:13PM

    I hurried..thought there was a fire. LOL. Start calling you BusyBee.

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 6/26/2012 9:57PM

    I'm running behind too. Haven't done my calisthenics for tonight and I'm usually heading to bed by now.

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Looking forward to tomorrow

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Ok, weekends might turn out to be tough!

I ate too much today, not that I sat with a bag of chips or anything, but I was just hungry all day and I'm not sure why. I did good last weekend but was not any busier, so I don't think it was boredom, I was actually busier this weekend. I think that the difference might be that when I am at work, I have to plan everything out and pack breakfast, lunch, and snack the night before. And on the weekend, I have more time to cook...something that I LOVE to do...even if it doesn't always turn out so well, lol, think 'blue shrimp'!

I tried making chard tonight...a new food item for me, and it turned out well, all the way up to the point that I went to add a bit of season salt to it...it came out WAY faster than I expected. I ended up adding some spinach to it to cut the salt. It ended up tasting ok, I think I will look for another way to cook it though.

I am also running late on my water today too, I messed up on my food today, but I WILL get my water in....downside being that I am gonna be up in the middle of the night so I don't wee the bed, haha! I always tell my beau that if I can't make it out of bed some night, I will make sure to scoot to his side!

I WILL do better tomorrow!

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RCOGLE 6/25/2012 1:44AM

    I agree about the weekends. Though I don't work, for some reason, the weekends are harder. Add to that on Sundays when the ice cream truck comes to our neighbourhood (ice cream is a particular weakness of mine). At least I've found diabetic ice cream and I have small portions.

Try making sure to have lots of good snacks available on the weekends. Like carrot sticks. Something you know you can have lots of and not feel guilty. The 'feeling hungry' is probably more of a mind game than real hunger (I have the same). Having something on hand to satisfy that 'craving' might help.

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KALANTHA 6/24/2012 9:13PM

    You have a good attitude and I have confidence that you WILL do better tomorrow.

As far as weekends go, I think many of us struggle with them. I have to really plan mine or it's very easy for me to head down the wrong path.

Keep working at it! You WILL succeed!

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