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Have more sex----it's good for you!

Monday, January 11, 2010


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As the days grow longer, may my pants grow bigger

Sunday, January 10, 2010

So, I think I have a plan in place. I haven't been fully accountable since before the holidays. Lucky me, I didn't gain a THING over the weeks of overindulging.

However, the whole POINT of this endeavor is to LOSE, inches and/or pounds. Thus, it's time to get back on track, with a plan that I can stick to.

My goal is to hit 185 by the end of this week, by exercising daily and journaling everything I eat. 185 is my half-way point, fifteen down, fifteen to go. My plan is to cut calories to less than 1500 M-TH, with a reward of lunch out w/ my husband on Friday (need a carrot!). Daily exercise of 60 minutes or more, with a goal of 500 calories burned.

I also plan to take measurements and "before" pics this week. It's about 9 weeks until Spring Break, and about 12 weeks until my birthday, so I'm on a serious time line.

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 1/12/2010 1:40PM

    You can do it. There is no doubt in my mind.

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Strength Training is my new BFF

Sunday, January 03, 2010

I haven't been a good Sparker in a while.

I've been using it to keep myself in check, but haven't really been "sparking".

But this morning, my husband was waxing poetic about my body (and no, it's nothing to wax poetic about), and I was SO APPRECIATIVE. He actually noticed that I'm a lot more toned since I've been doing some strength-training weekly since August*. He made me feel 20 years younger. And he asked me to show him some strength-training methods! (And, I repeat, I'm nothing to wax poetic about. But yeah, doing some regular ST has made a difference in my spongy body. My body likes muscle.)

So yeah, good start to the year. And need to set some new goals.

*I haven't changed anything about my eating or workouts except doing some ST'ing, and I've lost over 10 pounds since August. More muscle, less fat, smaller size. Still a ways to go, but strength training is my new BFF.

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CASSIES 1/3/2010 10:38AM

    I discovered strength training this past fall and I can not believe the difference it has made in my body. My cardio has even inproved and I know it is because of the strength training.

I even feel my posture has improved. I am definietly standing taller. emoticon

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 1/3/2010 8:07AM

    Sounds like another tool for the motivation box.

Keep it up.

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BIGGIRL2082010 1/3/2010 1:59AM

    Strength training is da bomb. Seriously. Small effort, FABULOUS results! :)

Keep it up! And congratulations on having a husband who pays attention AND expresses appreciation!


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This is how much weight I must lose

Friday, January 01, 2010

18.5 pounds. It was sitting on top of me today.

Just carrying him around a bit makes me realize how much better I'll feel when I'm carrying less.

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DEXTRO140 1/3/2010 3:31PM

    Sadly, I need to lose more than the weight of my big Orange buddy. I need to lose his 20 pounds plus the blind cat's 10 pounds. It does put it into "purr"spective (sorry!). Kinda like Oprah's wagon of fat!

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 1/2/2010 11:42PM

    Sometimes lugging something extra around helps us to realize how much better we will be.

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BIGGIRL2082010 1/1/2010 8:23PM

    Ooh, that's PURRFECT. Just pick him up every time you're tempted to make a choice that's going to lead *away* from goal weight! :)

Happy New Year!


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    that's funny! And a great way to put weight loss into perspective! When you loose 2 lbs and think it's nothing...go pick up something that ways 2 lbs and then toss it! No more carrying that around! Makes a big impact in the way you look at those numbers on the scale.

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WSJ article on why resolutions work better when spread out over time

Saturday, December 26, 2009

"Bad habits are hard to break—and they're impossible to break if we try to break them all at once."


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CHERYLE51 12/26/2009 11:54AM

    Interesting article. Thank you.

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