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Power in KNOWING

Thursday, April 11, 2013

So, doing C25K was a bit surprising. I did W5D1 on Tuesday and it was 3 5-minute runs with 3-minute walks inbetween. Usually, for the subsequent days in the week, you repeat the interval from Day 1 of the week. Surprise! I started up the C25K app and did the 5-minute warm-up walk and then it instructed to begin jogging...for 8 minutes! Oh! Hello! Okay...I did it! Then, it was a 5-minute walk...then another 8-minute jog. I did it again! Yay! I'm glad I didn't know ahead of time about the increase in the runs. I went into the workout thinking, "I can definitely do this...I did it last time. If I would have known it was going to be different and harder, I wouldn't have had that confidence going in.

I think "knowing" you can do something is a real game-changer...because it gives us confidence...and eliminates the doubt factor. It changes you from "trying" to "doing" because you KNOW you can. This is a big aha for me. I think I can contemplate this in other aspects of my life help me to move from "trying" to consistently "doing" the things I am really wanting to accomplish.

I had leftovers of the broccoli and chicken casserole I baked on Tuesday for lunch today...and boy was it good! I think I liked it better today than I did on Tuesday! I'm glad I have one more portion leftover for tomorrow's lunch. And it's under 300 calories...so awesome! I'm really trying to stay on the low end of my range and let the weight drop. Today, I was down to 193. That was nice to see. I am thinking that what I eat or don't eat in the evening is key to seeing any weight loss in the morning. Last night, I had an apple in the evening...and saw a .2 drop. The night before, I didn't have anything and saw a .5 drop. I think that, when I eat anything (even low cal) in the evening that is salty, I usually don't see a drop...I think because of the water retention resulting from the salt. So, I am experimenting with my evening snack or lack thereof to see if this theory proves true.

Hope you all had a great day! TGIF is on the way. Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on! emoticon emoticon

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April goals/progress
1. Get below 190...Progress - at 193
2. Complete C25K...Progress - completed W5D2
3. Do 10 plank pushups...Progress - can do 3 plank pushups
4. Have fresh freggies daily...Progress - 10/11
5. Spend SP time daily...Progress - 10/11
6. Spend Wii time daily...Progress - 4/11 (my Wii isn't working emoticon)
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Picture of the day:
This is the app I am using to do C25K...glad it "tricked" me today...I'm that much closer to goal!
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LAURIETAIT 5/6/2013 12:45AM

    emoticon on the C25K. I have the same issues with eating at night. If I can avoid eating the extras my weight loss continues if not it stalls. Funny how knowing these things doesn't always mean you act on them as you should.

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ROSEWCI 4/13/2013 8:08PM

    Excellent!!! Keep pushing girl!!! You're a winner!!!

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PURPLELVR7 4/13/2013 7:14AM

    emoticon

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ANATASHIKI 4/12/2013 11:40PM

    so true , and the opposite too. how many times the " I can't do it" stopped us from even trying?

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MORTICIAADDAMS 4/12/2013 9:50PM

    Good job on the exercise and on the diet front. You are doing really well.

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DS9KIE 4/12/2013 9:56AM

    good for you on your exercising

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KKKAREN 4/12/2013 9:30AM

    Great job, I Know you can do it!

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PROUD-GRANDMA 4/12/2013 8:38AM

    Congrats on your "Aha!"!!

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MIZCATHI 4/12/2013 2:00AM

    You're doing great - I feel the spark way over here!


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SHARON10002 4/11/2013 10:21PM

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I'm impressed, Cathy! You are doing super! That casserole sounds yummy. I just might have to try that for dinner this weekend!
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DUXGRL1 4/11/2013 10:20PM

    Good job! And I like that thought..."I think "knowing" you can do something is a real game-changer...because it gives us confidence...and eliminates the doubt factor. It changes you from "trying" to "doing" because you KNOW you can.

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DLDMIL 4/11/2013 10:06PM

    emoticon on the run.

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