I'm going to try a new strategy

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Today is Tuesday and it is my usual weigh in day - and I am afraid to get on it. With my back being so bad the last month, I think I might have gained. I don't want to see it.

Last night was the 2 year anniversary of my husband and my first date. We both realized we've gained weight since then. I can fit in the same clothes I wore - but the back fat is gross. So rather than a dinner out at our restaurant, I made a low calorie Italian dinner. And instead of an anniversary gift - I asked that he map out a run path for me that will let me run, but not but extra strain on my back. So he took his range finder and mapped out 550 yards around the flat on our property. 3 full trips and a 4th down the drive and it is a mile. I do that 5 times a week and meet my Sole Sparkers challenge.

When Joe comes home, we will do yoga. He needs it too to build his balance. I picked up Jillian's yoga so it won't be too easy.

I am still trying to find SOMETHING that will work my arms. I am absolutely disgusted at what they look like. I'm currently watching my tape of the Biggest Loser from last night to get motivated and find arm exercises.

Finally - weigh ins will only be on the first Tuesday of the month. The ups and downs and no changes are nearly debilitating. I have a set back - and then I feel like a failure and I over eat - because I'm good at that.

So - all that being said - this was more of an accountability blog. I do best when I feel like I'll let someone down if I don't. I'll let Joe down after what he has done to help me, and I'll let all of you down if I don't do it.

OK. Off I go!
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    Don't give up! Try some of the Spark Videos for upper body and see if they have anything that you can use. I try to do a couple of times per week of arm curls etc., with 5 lb weights. I was doing "cheater" push ups before my thyroid got out of control and I was doing pretty good with those. They don't hurt your back either.

    Pilates is another good exercise especially for strengthening your back and will help with the lovely back bulges that we get. (Where does that come from anyway)
    1932 days ago
    I need yoga and arm exercises too. Trying to get them in my routine now. I have flat area mapped out as well but can't run it. My back won't let me run but walk really fast..You can do this...just keep motivated. Good idea on only weighing once a month. I'm in the 5% challenge again and we are required to weigh every Saturday so it is hard sometimes to look at that scale. emoticon
    1932 days ago
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