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October 1 - 2013

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

I am going to get back to thinking about me - from time to time! LOL .. Right now - I have my 13 year old in Middle School softball - at least 2 nights a week, my 4 year old is playing tee ball - and my husband and I coach (what you can call coach - we heard the cats as i call it) at least 1 night if not 2 and then that leaves me ONE night where I don't have to be somewhere. Makes it very hard to work out for me - but I spoke to one of the moms on the middle school team, she is a trainer at a gym that they own (which is not over close to my house) about what to do in order to get back to losing weight - don't get me wrong - with no working out at all - I still dropped a few lbs a month - but it is back to the at least 5 a month - I said it .. that is my goal!! Will I be satisfied with less - maybe .. as long as I feel better, have more energy and in general moving forward. She told me - that people with schedules like mine - people get overwhelmed. I work full-time and overtime every month - I am under enormous pressure at the office, I have 3 kids at home that all have something or somewhere to be - told me to look into doing 2 classes a week and for at least 3-4 other days - take the kids for a bike ride, or walk! Whatever is MOVING! Do to the trouble with my knees - she suggested 'BodyFlow' - which they offer at my gym - but only at 10:15 am .. so that doesn't work!! They don't even offer on the weekends. I know that as soon as middle school ball is over - we roll right into travel. I have informed my husband that intend to drive her to travel and I plan on running while she is practicing. I am going to get this body under 200#s one day! I know it will not be tomorrow or even this year - but as long as I can feel better and my kids follow suit - I am going to be happy! I have to be able to spend the day out running around and not suffer at the end of it!

I also have to go and get my feet fitted into the correct kind of shoes! I have been told that I have odd feet - in that my feet do not pronate plus I have entremely high arches. My foot doctor said that if I do that and still have numbest and pain in my feet than we can xray and look at bone structure. I am not sure I am at all interested in having foot surgery - but I do know that when you feet hurt - you hurt and it makes you do less!

My husband has been hitting the gym about 5-7 days a week - but he goes as early as 4:30am - I can't do that. I have asked to go to the 2nd hand store and see about getting a treadmill or a stationary bike so that I can do something every day before I leave for work! I know that will make a huge difference in getting in some cardio every single day! I am very serious about getting some of this weight off - and it starts with me!

Hope everyone is having a great Tuesday! Nothing like the wonderful people on Spark - you feel at home - and you get the support from people who KNOW how you feel and what it is like to have this struggle! I know I come by it naturally - as both my parents are overweight - but they are also still very active! I am doing what I can .. and I plan on being proud of where I am today!
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    Sounds like you're putting plans into action! Keep taking steps toward those goals and you will get there!

    1108 days ago
    keep up the great work!!
    1114 days ago
    You are amazing!!
    1114 days ago
    I'm surprised your foot doctor didn't make orthotics for you, so you can make multiple shoes work for you. And I agree hurting does make things really hard...but I'm so glad you are working through it! I think it's really impressive you have been losing despite everything...keep up the great work!
    1115 days ago
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