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Monday, May 20

Monday, May 20, 2013

Blog titles frequently determine whether I read a blog or not--except for my friends' blogs, of course. I'm naming mine by date right now. Boring? Yeah. I know. If I feel like I have something profound to say (judged purely by my own egotistical standards, of course) then I will probably name that blog something more creative. For now, I'm pushing basics. Regaining accountability. I almost--almost--started with Day 1 (instead of Sunday, May 19). I couldn't bear the thought of that though. I've come too far. And while my habits are currently shot to hell, I have somehow managed to maintain within a pound of my lowest weight prior to the accident. Maintaining a 98 pound loss during the worst tragedy of your life gets you a Get Out Of Jail Free card on having to say you're starting over, right? Therefore, no Day 1.

So here's my accountability for the day.

Exercise for today:

49 minutes on the Elliptical
24 minutes on the treadmill
(Yes these are crazy odd numbers. I have no explanation other than it is the cool down time that makes them "odd").


Eh. It was garbage for the most part, but I stayed in my calorie range.

What I'm proud of:

I went to the grocery after the gym and bought some fresh fruits and veggies, Kefir, yogurt and a couple of other staples. I have healthy food to eat now. My only remaining excuse is that I'm too darn lazy to cook it. And folks, that goes back to one of those essential habits--cooking. I cannot allow myself to get away with "I'm too tired, It's too late, I don't feel like it" again.

I'm also proud that I went 7.35 miles on the elliptical today, most of it between 67-70 (Rpms?????). For the longest time, 50-55 was kicking it for me.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
AWOOD1973 5/25/2013 2:59AM

    Awesome job! Your accountability to yourself is OUTSTANDING, and you should be proud!

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    Everyone is so right, you are rebooting and taking one day at a time. That is amazing in itself. You just keep on doing what you need to do from day to day, remembering that you are worth every single effort to live a healthy, happy life. You are worth it. Even if that means taking a day to rest or just concentrating on one healthy habit at a time.
Wishing so much that I could do something more than type words of encouragement. Sending all good vibes and strength and friendship to you.

Comment edited on: 5/22/2013 7:49:29 AM

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MSEMBERSTORM 5/21/2013 10:40PM

    Hugs hun! You are doing amazing. You have really went through a big shock. It takes time and there is no shame in it. Agreed not day one. It's another step in your journey!

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ABEAUTIFULMESS1 5/21/2013 11:34AM

    You're doing great! Its never a bad thing to just hit the "reboot" button and focus on the little victories! You can do this and we're all here to support you!!!

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LISAMG1220 5/21/2013 10:19AM

    I agree with Brad, Rebooting is what it is. I am in need of doing it myself. You are doing wonderful. Thanks for posting the blog, I am in need of some inspiration. :) Hugs

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JENNCABA 5/21/2013 9:20AM

    emoticon You are doing great!! emoticon emoticon

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BRADMILL2922 5/20/2013 11:25PM

    Crushing it on the workouts! And you definitely aren't starting is more of a reboot! You have done well to stay within one pound of your lowest so you definitely deserve a get out of jail free card IMO.

Don't worry about having a flashy title. Sometimes just getting to the basics is the best way to go!

Glad you got to the store and got some good food! Now you just need to get in there and cook it or else I might just have to come over and cook for you! Hey, I do ok in the kitchen ;)

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TKLBRIDGET 5/20/2013 11:04PM

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PITA_1988 5/20/2013 10:09PM

    So, are you going to post a blog daily to keep yourself accountable? I think you're doing great! I'm looking forward to the Color Run in a couple of weeks.

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 5/20/2013 10:06PM

    You are definitley, NOT starting over. We ALL have those "day 1" moments and that's why we're successful. Because not matter what, we ALWAYS press on. Sometimes, I have a "day 1" every Monday it seems. I'm so proud of you. Don't forget, all of those "little steps" add up to big success.

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DAWNSJOURNEY 5/20/2013 10:02PM

    I am so Proud of you .. through adversity you are prevailing. I haven't been your emoticon very long.. but you inspire me and You are doing such wonderful things... Day by Day.. way to refocus...and no you do not have to start at day 1.. so Monday or Tuesday or whatever day you want to name it you go right ahead..

Making a plan is awesome.. exercise in strange numbers.. is what it is my dear.. you moved your a$$ today that is what counts..

Welcome back.. let me know if I can do anything for you !!

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EMMACORY 5/20/2013 9:55PM

    Well done! You deserve to claim all the NSV you have earned.... emoticon emoticon

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ADARKARA 5/20/2013 9:55PM

    emoticon You can (and you will) get through this! Keep on truckin'! emoticon

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