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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Tonight I had a very nice workout. I made up my own Bodyrock-style workout with things that wouldn't aggravate my pulled groin, which feels much better, by the way.

I topped it off with jump rope intervals, 30 seconds of rest and 2:30 jumping. I'm taking my jumping interval up, up, up! I did that 6 times for an 18 minute cardio workout, and 15 minutes of jumping total.

I've been incorporating toe pushups into my workouts lately- I credit my dip station and pulling exercises for making this possible. I could NOT get up off my knees for pushups until I got my dip station and started doing pullups.

But I was still only bending my arms about 90 degrees... until finally today I was able to touch my chest to the floor and come back up. FINALLY!!!!! I feel like I have been trying to do that forever!!!!!!!!

I made Chocolate Covered Katie's chocolate pumpkin pie. People look at me weird when I say chocolate and pumpkin, but it's really quite fabulous. Link:

I recommend this highly! Very delicious and you don't feel stuffed and bloated after treating yourself. At least, I didn't.

I want to thank everyone who commented on my tiny pants blog. I went through and tried to respond to comments that lended themselves well to response, but if I didn't get you, know that I LOVE LOVE LOVE and cherish all the comments I receive.

I've been getting a lot of compliments at work this week. I haven't lost any weight since January, so I think it's just my radiance at fitting into my tiny pants that makes me extra attractive emoticon Anyway, I gotta tell you, I'm fabulous at accepting compliments. People must love to compliment me because I EAT IT UP! I wasn't always like that though. In high school, at my very biggest of 270 pounds, I would FIGHT you over a compliment. Ugh, I wish I could just go back and slap myself for that... I have come to realize, it's really kind of tough to work up the courage to give someone a compliment, particularly someone you don't know very well. And if you respond negatively, all you're doing is discouraging really sweet, brave behavior.

How do you take your compliments? With a bit of sugar, I hope.

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    I'm not so great at accepting compliments, and never really thought about how I give them. I tend to be fairly self-deprecating, but have realized that when other people say unkind things about themselves, it makes me uncomfortable and/or annoyed, so it's something I'm working on.

    Do you take your measurements? I bet you are getting smaller but not lighter. Congratulations on fitting into your tiny pants by the way! Your blog made me wish I had saved a pair of 8s or 6s so that *someday* I might be able to write a post like that!
    2221 days ago
    you're so IS hard to give compliments..because you want to be well received. I wasn't good at giving them until I became good at getting them..well (better at getting them) ..I love giving them now..because I think people will find what I say more valid because I am more confident/fit/healthy...(is that wrong?)

    You're fabulous!
    2221 days ago
  • KASSAY25
    Well it looks like somebody is on a roll!
    Way to go on getting your real push-ups down!! Definitely a big deal since i know how much you've been working on them.
    I understand about the compliments issue. I think for anyone who experienced a significant part of their life being very overweight it is hard to realize once you lose weight that you are no longer that person.

    I still experience this, just not as much as i used to. But basically i still visioned myself as the 'fat' girl and therefore when people would compliment me i would gracious accept the compliment but truly wouldn't believe they could be serious. It's normal ;)

    2221 days ago
    It really depends on the compliment... If someone compliments me on weight loss, though, I get all giddy and excited that all my hard work is paying off and I usually launch into this whole speech about how I started running and learned to enjoy lifting weights and boring the other person to death to the point that I'm sure they make a mental note to NEVER bring it up again... Hmm... Maybe I should work on that. Otherwise, I'm gracious and a little embarrassed.

    I meant to comment on your Tiny Pants blog, but my computer wasn't cooperating. Anyway, they looked awesome :)
    2221 days ago
    Exactly, accept a compliment and don't do anything to negate it!
    2221 days ago
    emoticon emoticon on the tiny pants!
    2222 days ago
    Glad the pie was gooooooood!
    I was thinking the same about compliments yesterday. I normally work from home, but yesterday went into the office and wore a slinky black dress and red killer heels. I got loads of compliments yesterday, which I don't normally. I was thinking - although I'm the same weight, maybe I've kind of 'settled in' to being this size - I feel leaner and better in myself even though my measurements/weight are the same - either I've come to terms with it and therefore exude more self-confidence, or everything's kind of shifted about to get to where it should be, like shaking a cushion so all the stuffing's in the right place (sorry if that sounds stupid, but I know what I mean ;))
    I kind of laughed off the blokey compliments with "You're such a charmer" etc etc, but the ones from the women are a bit weird - so one woman said - "ooh - look at your toned arms, it's not fair" - What's not fair? That I work out hard 5 times a week, try to do more than 150 pushups per week, that I try to eat as well as I can?? My response was "I work out a lot and do a lot of pushups and stuff"
    Those kind of things bug me - my Mum does it all the time - "You're so thin, you're really lucky" - LUCKY!
    Anyway - rant over - sorry to hog your page!
    2222 days ago
    Ha I used to take compliments in a weird way too, now I take them with a big smile on my face :). After all we are working hard, it's nice to have people notice. :)
    Woohooo to fitting in your tiny pants, you rule!
    2222 days ago
    Lol that's funny you mention the compliment thing, I was just thinking about starting a convo about compliments on my blog! My mom is ALWAYS complimenting me, but always finishes it off with words of self negativity.

    Example: "Hannah, look at your TEENY BOOTY! It's so cute and small!" pause for a moment, "LOOK AT THIS FAT ON MY CALVES! Isn't it disgusting?!"

    I have no idea what to do about this! I love the compliments my mom gives me, and they're definitely not ALWAYS followed by words of self loathing, but when they are I just never know what to say! I've said things along the lines of "just keep doing this!" or "consistency is the key mom!!" or "we've got the same booty! You can have it too!" I try to keep it positive, but she's SOOOOOOOOOOOO critical of herself! Every time we workout there's always something being said about what she doesn't like about her body! Drives me crazy!

    What would YOU do??????

    2222 days ago
    I think I will take compliments better- thanks to you! I never really thought of it before but I suck at taking compliments (Unless its about clothes or shoes)

    Glad you are doing better with the groin. And Awesome job on the pushups- its amazing what we can make out bodies do when we push ourselves.
    2222 days ago
    Teheheehe with a bit of sugar! Loved that last part! :D Hell yeah it'll be your radiance and your glow and your awesomeness that's getting you all of the compliments! Good on you for eating it up. :)

    Love the sound of your jump rope intervals. I still need to add more jump rope to my workouts! x
    2222 days ago
    I've always been horrible at accepting compliments. Then I met a woman who pointed out how annoying it is that I need to just accept them (my wife) and I met another woman (my MIL) who seems to be just as bad at accepting them, and I realized just how annoying it is when someone will not accept a compliment. I've been working on it a lot. Please compliment me and we can see how much I've improved!
    I haven't been able to touch my chest to the floor doing push-ups, so you have earned much respect from me!
    2222 days ago
    I would never look at you weird for mentioning chocolate and pumpkin together, it's AMAZING!!!!!!!!!

    As far as compliments go, I like them to some extent, but I hate when people just go on and on gushing. It makes me feel awkward! I also hate when someone is like "OMG LAURA YOU LOOK SO AMAZING! HEY EVERYONE! LOOK AT LAURA! LOOK AT HER RIGHT NOW! DOESN'T SHE LOOK AMAZING? LOOK AT HER!" I'm working on accepting 'em though!
    2222 days ago
  • WINNIE1978
    Congrats on all of the compliments... and for doing a full push up!!! emoticon

    Accepting compliments is not one of my strong points... I'm working on it though. I had never really thought about it the way you put it.
    2222 days ago
  • SYZYGY922
    TEACH ME YOUR WAYS. Compliments make me so uncomfortable. The first thing I do when someone compliments me is I deflect or contradict it. Even if someone says something simple like "I like that color of nail polish on you!" I'll say "but look at how I messed up on this one finger!!"

    I didn't even notice that I did things like that until someone pointed it out to me recently. I need to work on it, but gosh, compliments are The Worst.
    2222 days ago
    I spent so much time on the Chocolate Covered Katie site yesterday, I thought I was a little in love! I will definitely be trying out some of those sweet treats with no side of guilt after! I'm glad you are getting compliments, you certainly deserve them and learning to take complitments takes practice and now you are getting some practice! Good for you on the push up too, those are tough...gaining strength!!!! Great job!
    2222 days ago
    Weight isn't everything...I'm betting you've lost fat and inches (and gained muscle). ;)
    2222 days ago
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