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Wednesday Weigh In- May 1

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Last week weight: 173.6
This week: 174.0 emoticon
April 1 weight- 178.0 so 4 pounds lost for the month.
May 1 2012....160.8 Just sayin'!

My Goals for Last week and results:
Vitamin Pack every day:

250 push ups-

250 squats-

200 kettle bell swings 215

120 minutes of cardio- Thurs- 25 minute walk+ sun bike ride 30 mins+30 min walk +40 min treadmill=125 min

5 burpees - emoticon 5 done!!!!

I will not say "today is a new day" or "today I will get serious"...because I have been trying! I have been exercising and eating better! I have been more mindful...I have been showing up. I just need to keep moving forward, with a stronger purpose.

Setting weekly goals has helped me. I was up late last night, squeezing in those last push ups and squats- but I got them done! And I feel good about that. I set a goal and I completed it. I also know how the dang lil box- my scale- works, so although I would have liked a positive number for the week, I am not going to throw it out the window. The red readout is not the only measure of my progress, but it does tell a story. I took my measurements this morning, and they have gone down since I last took them on March 1...yay progress! The scale will catch up when I keep working hard!

As I set my goals for the week, my main idea will be for more consistency and to turn up the intensity so I can lose some weight! Turtle power is better than no power, but I will strap a rocket to my back this week!!!!


Vitamin Pack:

Squats: 400= 30+30+40+40+60+70=400-270=130 TO GO-20-80-30 emoticon

Push Ups: 250-75-40-10-90=215=35 TO GO- 35 done!!!! emoticon

Fire Hydrant Leg Raises: 100 each side 25+25+25+25 emoticon

Cardio- 250 minutes (aiming for 1000 for the month)
40 M:60 T:40=260 emoticon


May 1 Weight:
174.0 (June Goal 164.0)
Waist 36 Bust 37.5
Hips 42.5
Left Thigh 26.0 Calf 17
Right Thigh 25.75 Calf 17.25
Arm 13.0

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DYNAMICDEB53 5/3/2013 6:50PM

    Good to see you are determined to work this out. LIke that you are setting attainable goals and then you can enjoy reaching them. Don't forget to give yourself a little reward for getting there. Rewards are so much fun and a real boost.
Hugs and smiles

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RYDERB 5/3/2013 5:06PM

    emoticon Ok I LOVE that cartoon! There's just no such thing as a magic weight loss cream. We definitely have to be willing to put in the work. You've got great May goals.
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KOSHIE1 5/2/2013 1:03PM

    I hope you've been reading SparkPeople's Health News..... Recently there was an article that pointed out that if you want to lose weight, you'll get results faster by adjusting your diet. Not to discourage you from your active exercise program -- exercise gets results faster at being healthy!
I wish you luck!

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CANDOK1260 5/2/2013 7:40AM

    You can do this

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    You've got things planned out really well for yourself. Good luck with them.

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ANGELA76H 5/1/2013 11:14PM

    Great job & it looks like a good plan for May. You CAN do it!

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PRETTYPITHY 5/1/2013 10:24PM

    Congrats on the 4 pounds lost! Good luck with your May goals! You're doing awesome!

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AMBER281 5/1/2013 9:35PM

    Great job and good goals for May!

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UNICORN212 5/1/2013 9:26PM

    I love your turtle graphic! That is just too funny. And I am trying to imagine what Fire Hydrant Leg raises are - all I can picture is my little chihuahua lifting his leg!

Thanks for the giggles!

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-GOT2FINISH- 5/1/2013 3:51PM

    My personal opinion----You did a great job! We both know how hard are bodies like to hold onto those 170 numbers! But by dang this month we are both going to reach those 160's numbers! I'll be rooting you on daily because like you said checking in everyday makes a difference. emoticon

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JOHGLO2011 5/1/2013 2:30PM

    You are doing great, whether the scales knew it or not! Hang in there - they will catch up! emoticon

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KROLES55 5/1/2013 2:09PM

    I love your attitude.. Keep staying positive & focused. emoticon

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WOUBBIE 5/1/2013 2:02PM

    I play a long game, myself. I intend to live to see my 90th birthday, so that gives me 12,541 days to do it right, lol! (I'll be 56 in August, so 34 more years plus 122 days.)

More math: even if I only lose an ounce of fat a day, I'll still be at my current goal of 172 in just over a year (448 days, or a year plus about 3 months).

Comment edited on: 5/1/2013 2:06:45 PM

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TREADMILLADY 5/1/2013 1:50PM

  Sometimes the scale reflects what is going on inside, and sometimes it does not.

ARe you eating better? Yes.
Is your body loving that? Yes.
Are you more active than you were before? Yes.
Did the scale phone up your body and Body how it's liking your new life? No.

Mister scale does not have all the information, only one little bit. It's a helpful bit, and it will catch up on the news eventually. You didn't fall off the wagon, this is just how the wagon ride goes! This is to be expected, so hang in there!

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    Yes, turtle power...... emoticon You do not need the scale emoticon to see progress and little rewards like losing inches emoticon will keep you moving forward. emoticon emoticon

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TATTER3 5/1/2013 1:09PM

    I'm proud of you!!! With all the exercise you're doing you've got to remember that muscle weighs more than fat and as it builds up...the body has an initial shock of gaining before losing...I believe in our goal and US and KNOW it will turn around. right now healthy choices are exactly what you're doing and the other areas will come to show that in time!!! I'm pushing the more again for an hour tonight...gotta keep Sparkin'!!! My 'just saying' is knowing that I gained back all the weight I'd lost and have had to start all over again, and that this time it is not moving fast...but it is moving! so ...we will go on! Congrats on determination and planning.!!!! My goal for May is 10 pounds...but it will be good what ever the success!!! Keep Sparkin'!!!

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POSITIVE-FORCE 5/1/2013 12:54PM

    It will go down more this month! Don't you worry!

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