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Positive steps...


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Lost 39.4 pounds so far...
Fasting blood sugar has been below 100 for 21 of the past 23 days...
Been averaging over 100 fitness minutes a week since the first of the year, and that only counts walking and strength training...
Been staying within my calorie range most days....

Decided it looks like I'm going to stick with it....

Took a couple of positive steps in the 'committment to a healthy lifestyle' direction.

Last night, I checked out the weight limit on the Total Gym that's gathering dust downstairs. It wasn't my purchase, but it's there, so I figure someone ought to use it. I now have another major weight loss goal. When I lose another 75 pounds, I can use it. I'm pretty confident I can make that by the end of the year.

Tonight, went to walmart.com and bought "The Gold's Gym Total-Body Fitness Kit" which includes the following items:

Speed Jump Rope emoticon
2 Short & 2 Long Resistance Tubes (Light and Medium) emoticon
Stretch Resistance Band (Medium)
Stretch Resistance Tube Ring
2 Comfortable Tube Grips
Door Strap Attachment
Mesh Carry Bag emoticon
Exercise Guide
Workout DVD

I wondered for a moment if the two hours emoticon I spent sitting like a lump at the computer emoticon and browsing the web for the best deal negates the accomplishment emoticon of actually convincing myself and believing in myself that I will use it. I decided it doesn't because I *WILL* use it, and for a lot more than two hours.

I'm a wee bit sceptical about the 'speed' jump rope...what? It's motorized? Doesn't the 'speed' depend pretty much on the weight of the rope and how fast the jumper swings it???

I'm also disappointed that it's just plain black, or maybe dark grey. It's kind of hard to tell from the picture. I kind of wanted to reclaim a bit of my childhood emoticon with one of those brightly colored beaded jump ropes like we had on the playground when we were kids. You know the kind, with the cheap nylon cord threaded through inch-long plastic tube beads that hurt like the devil emoticon and left welts emoticon when you got smacked with one doing double-dutch, and sometimes, when the ropes got old and frayed and broke, the beads turned into mini-missles, flying across the playgorund like buckshot, putting out eyes emoticon and....

Ok, I exaggerate, maybe it is better that this jump rope is a plain cord after all....

And maybe I will keep an eye out for a nine-foot beaded jumprope anyway. emoticon

Also drank all of my water again today emoticon and got in thirty-five minutes of body weight and dumbell emoticon (filled liter water bottle = 2lbs) exercises.

emoticon if I went overboard with the emoticons. What can I say? Simple minds are easily amused.

Small steps, still, but going in the right direction. emoticon
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KAYECAN 2/28/2012 9:27AM

    They look like very positive steps to me. I love your determination to use that Total Gym. What a great goal to strive for. You'll benefit working towards a goal that will benefit you when you reach it as well. Very smart.
Have a good day and fill it with lots of good healthy choices!!!
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