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Update 3/19/2013


Tuesday, March 19, 2013

It has been a long time since I have written a blog so I wanted to write just giving an update about everything. My weight has been fluctuating from 123-129 for over a month now. I haven't been doing very well with eating and exercise though so I am not surprised. I've been in a funk and am hoping to snap out of it. I have been really bloated even when I don't eat badly. I drink water to help but anything else that you know of to get rid of bloat?

I have finally started making friends in the area. Being desperate I actually posted an ad on craigslist but it seems to be paying off. Everyone I am talking to says I am tiny but I just cant seem to see myself this way. Even friends and family say they notice a huge difference. I used to be super skinny and had a great stomach so I am thinking that is why even though I am smaller I dont feel it because my stomach isn't the same. No matter how much I try I can't seem to get the muscles in my stomach back. I look thin all over till my "baby pouch." Anyone know of some exercises for the stomach that work well?

I have changed my goals some...

1) My stepsister has a wedding on April 27th. I want to be able to fit nicely in a dress and feel confident- try to get my stomach to tone some to feel better. emoticon

2) More water-- less soda and chocolate emoticon

3)Be at 115 pounds by July 1st. emoticon

4) Starting the "Toning it up Workout" next Monday: http://www.fitnessmagazine.com
/workout/you-can-do-it/tig
hten-it-up-workout/?page=1 emoticon

5) Going to start jogging as soon as it is warmer so I can bring my daughter with me in the jogging stroller. emoticon

6) Food journal every day no matter what-- good or bad emoticon

7) Blog more emoticon

I plan on rewarding myself with an Ipod to use when I am jogging.

Wish me luck :) Hope everyone is having a great week... We are supposed to get 12-22 inches of snow today. Hope no one else is getting this much- blah lol.
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CVRONEK 3/21/2013 7:23AM

    Oh, I remember the baby days. I started at 117 after losing 67 pounds and keeping it off for a few years. Got up to 184 again with baby #1 got down to 125 got pregnant again, up to 184, got down to 130, went up and down a few, then #3...up to 187. lowest I got after that 135, but stress, age, etc. had me up and down and all around. Have hovered between 145 and 180. Now at 161.

When I was 117, I remember thinking I still needed to lose weight. I think we just condition ourselves to think we are fat, no matter what.

I don't even want to be 117 at age 55, but with motivators like you, I hope to get to 142!

We all want different things, but let's work together to get them!

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CARRAND 3/20/2013 4:33PM

    Your weight sounds great to me! Keep up the exercising to shrink the last of the belly, but don't focus on the negatives. You're doing great!

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ROCKMAN6797 3/20/2013 8:14AM

    Cardio work is the best way to lose belly fat.

http://yourlife.usatoda
y.com/fitness-food/exercise/sto
ry/2011-08-30/Study-Jogging-bea
ts-weight-lifting-for-losing-be
lly-fat/50190566/1

If you want to tone up your belly try these exercises:

http://www.dailyspark.com/b
log.asp?post=your_guide_to_flat
_abs

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68ANNE 3/19/2013 8:28PM

    planks and burpees

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SHERYLDS 3/19/2013 7:54PM

    you look fantastic ....and kudos for hitting that range.
must feel like a million ...even if you are focusing on your tummy.
You'll do it....you know you can

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 3/19/2013 7:46PM

    Sounds like you are making great progress in getting your life back on track! WOOHOO! Sounds like you also have a good plan in place. You can do this!

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MAGGIEVAN 3/19/2013 7:38PM

    Why wait until Monday for the toning up. Just think what you can do over the weekend. emoticon

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CLPURNELL 3/19/2013 6:12PM

    Ab workouts, Planks etc will tighten your core and help you tone the mid section. 120's is very small. You have done a great job!

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