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The View, my view and the Amazing Race

Thursday, August 11, 2011

today, I watched an older episode of The View. I just started watching the show. The first part they brought out a pageant winner from South Carolina. The interesting part was that the winner weighted over 200 pounds at one time. It was inspiring to see the change in her, from size18 to a pageant winner. She lost 1/2 of her body weight and looks great. They showed a pair of jeans with her standing behind it. It was interesting that she started working out 15 minutes a day and grew the mentality that food is a fuel. (which is what I have been trying to convince myself of).

Being overweight, I am in a somewhat catch 22. In order to be able to lose weight I have to exercise, but I have to exercise with an extra 50 to 75 pounds more than the average weight person. Come to think of it, that should count as something. This would allow someone smaller to be able to exercise more and with proper form because they are not trying to bend around a stomach that despite it moves (bounces) when I don't want it to,but it will not move out of the way when I am trying to bend over, and exercising with a small child on my back.

Numbers-- Numbers seem to rule our life. Money, time, and weight is nothing more than numbers, but they still rule our life. I just got on the scale this morning. I am 212.5 pounds which is down from the 213.8 at the previous weight in. there is only 1.5 pounds different between the two numbers but it is encouraging because 212.5 is closer, in my mind to 210, which would be a major accomplishment but the 213.8 is closer to the 215 which I have been stuck at for a while and not as motivating . My thinking is I am now only about 10 pounds to being under that important 200 mark where the being closer to 215 makes the goal a little more difficult to obtain.

It is strange how numbers rule our life. Not the fact that I actually FEEL lighter, jeans are no longer fitting, in fact I had to go into a box of clothes that I got from someone which was headed to a garage sale so that I could get a pair of workout pants that would fall down so that I would be tripping or stepping on the bottom.

The Amazing Race, is a wii based challenge. By the way, if you are interested in joining as an alternate player, please join, we need alternate players. It is an absolute blast but you must have a wi, wiifit and the wii disc that came with the wii.

Anyhow, some of the challenges involve yoga or strength positions that are on the wii. Before the game, I never used these exercises, not really using the wii the way that I intended other than as a scale that records my ups and downs on weight.

I am not only doing the exercises but NOW I am doing them DAILY. Thank you --- emoticon Amyloulopez and perfectvelvet . emoticon for challenging me to do them. They are the wonderful woman that makes the Amazing Race possible and running smoothly. I knew that I needed the challenge, but didn't realize how much I needed the race. I hope that there will be another.
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SUSUSUZZZIE 8/12/2011 12:28AM

    Congrats on needing to get smaller pants!
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I know what you mean about the numbers. Sometimes it's hard not to let the number control us!
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ANATASHIKI 8/11/2011 3:56PM

    oh forget about those numbers , just do the right thing constantly and the numbers will follow!
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DIVINEPRINCESS 8/11/2011 2:51PM

    I don't have a WII but applaud you for finding something that works for you! That's the whole key to this exercise business, I've found. You have to find something that interests you or challenges you or else you'll quit.

Remember that pageant winner? She started with 15 minutes because that's all she could do at the time.

Start where you are. Just start. And then stay consistent. You'll find yourself in the One-der Club (out of the 200's) before you know it!

Applause and kudos to you!

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CANDOK1260 8/11/2011 1:55PM

    I agree I am 51 and find real exercise hard to do but the wii let me o yoga and strength exercise. Also I agree Amyloulopez and perfectvelvet desrve our appaluse and thanks. I just love the mazing race,

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