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Thursday, November 08, 2012

So I got the idea from another spark member to start a weekly blog too keep better track of my patterns and such. I think it will also help me feel more accountable. I figured today is a good day to start since I've been "bad" the last two days.
Not only did I not get up to workout the last two days I also skipped dinner both nights. Not on purpose just got busy and then went to bed. I did have a couple snacks here and there both nights but I was still way under my calorie range. I usually do miss my calorie range by about 200-500 calories but I have still been consistently loosing weight and feel absolutely great so I am not worried about that but the last two days I was no where near my calorie range! So the goal for tonight is a nice healthy dinner! For rest the week I am going to be double sure to reach my carb and protein goals no ifs, ands or buts about it! Also I will be working out Sunday ( my usual rest day) to make up for missing today and yesterday.

I hate mornings I don't wake up to exercise. I have so much more energy when I do plus I have some great me time after my morning workouts where I just relax and mentally prepare myself for the day before I have to start getting ready for work. Otherwise I wake up and have to immediately start running around while I still feel all groggy and such. It might be colder now But I am just going to have to suck it up and not jump back into the warmth of my bed! I'm going to start leaving a sweater next to my bed so I can throw that on before I even get up to turn off my alarm so I am not as tempted to crawl back into bed. Hopefully it works! We shall see tomorrow morning!! :)

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LJOYCE55 11/9/2012 9:08AM

  Good luck on your exercise tomorrow. If you feel you are skipping too many dinners, why not try upping the calorie content of your breakfast or lunch a bit?

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KESTES200 11/8/2012 8:19PM

    Just curious how you are? At 95-100 lbs you must be very very petite!

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Bye bye plateau!!!

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

So on Oct 11 I posted a blog about how I had reached my original goal of 105 lbs. From there I went down to 103 then back up to 105 lbs and have been stuck for about three weeks. Partly because I got a little lazy and a little unmotivated. Finally my motivation is coming back and I am working out regularly again. Also I am getting back to meeting my nutrition recommendations each day. So finally after 3 weeks of no weight loss I am at about 102! Sometimes I think my scale is broken because me? 102 lbs? ...can this really be happening?? Lol. But it is! Oh, how I love you! Also, I actually stopped and looked at my stomach in the mirror this morning and realized I am definetley getting some definition! It's still a work in progress and It's definetley not flat under my belly button but I do believe I see some little ab muscles trying to poke on through :) I am very happy and re-motivated! I feel like I did the first couple weeks on spark people. I just want the day to be over so I can wake up tomorrow and workout again! So if you are currently at a plateau don't give up! Don't get discouraged, just keep pushing!

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LJOYCE55 11/7/2012 4:09PM


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SKMINNY 11/7/2012 7:36AM

    Yep I am at a dreaded plateau! have been for a couple months... darn.. I picked up the weights again... i have lost 3 inches in two weeks, hope the scale moves again soon. I love the scale when it moves in the right direction!

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Does anybody else find this rediculous?!

Saturday, November 03, 2012

So, I have had asthma since 1st grade (I'm 24). After I turned 18 and was no longer on my parents insurance I was paying $20 per albuterol inhaler and the doctor would write me up for about a years worth of refills. Now the cheapest is $55 dollars and the inhalers don't even work as well or give me as many doses. The cheapest ones last me about a month but clog all the time so I better hope there is a sink with warm water near by if my asthma starts to act up. The more expensive ones $60+ will last about two months but don't clog as much. My biggest issue though is that the doctors will only write me up for 1 refill. So since I travel year round for work, when my inhaler runs out I have to pay anywhere from $300-$1000 for an emergency room visit just to get a prescription wrote out and then have to do it all over again in two months! I understand they supposedly have a problem with children abusing inhalers and trying to get high off them but I am 24 and have been on this medicine almost my whole life! I think it is so rediculous I have to pay so much so often! I know the doctors can't do much about the cost of the visit or the price of the inhalers but they could have a wee bit of compassion for people who can't afford to keep coming back and just give me at least a few more refills! I am so frustrated with this situation!
The reason I am so aggravated about this matter this morning is because my inhaler just ran out before I could even go on my run this morning! So now my cardio will have to wait till I can get to the doctor and I just DO NOT feel like forking over that kind of money right now. Especially when it's something so simple. ALL I need is a refill for a medicine I have taken almost MY WHOLE LIFE. My head might just explode if the doctor hands me another prescription with 1 losey refill on it! I would also love to have a word with these pharmaceutical companies that think it is totally ethical to more then double the price of something and make it about a third of the original quality. I really don't know how these pharmaceutical companies sleep at night. The more crucial a medicine is the more rediculous the prices get because they know people HAVE to have it so they'll HAVE to pay it... I really feel for truly sick people out there on top of having cancer, diabetes, aids ect, they have to stress about not going bankrupt just to go on living. Then there's the people that can't afford their meds what so ever and just suffer.. Something needs to CHANGE!

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RUN_BAKE_BLOG 11/3/2012 6:23PM

    That really is awful. I would suggest that you have a long talk with your doctor and explain the situation. I truly don't understand the reasoning behind that unless there is a specific law/rule that prohibits them from writing more refills.
I would find out everything you can.
Also, there are a lot of drug companies that will work directly with patients that have financial issues...
It might take some legwork and research on your part, but it would be worth it to find out more.

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LJOYCE55 11/3/2012 3:09PM

  Wow, I have no idea what to do about this situation. I know that sometimes doctors are legally limited in what he can prescribe, I wonder if this is the case here.

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2BDYNAMIC 11/3/2012 11:13AM

    Wow!! I am simply amazed by this ......... this is not only ridiculous as you say but LUDICROUS!!! ............... I would have a serious talk w/ your Doctor at once, and be frank! ............... This leaves the patient and consumer at a terrible disadvantage while "others" are profiting BIT TIME!!! ......... Your health and finances are suffering cos of it ................ You could even print our your blog, take it to Doctor or send and ask, "What can you do about this deplorable situation?" ................. and for the dumb think to clog and NOT work puts your health at risk!! .............. (I would love to hear thte outcome if yu let me know, ok) ................. (on my page) ............. Get in their face though or nothing will change .............. and Doctor and the pharm. company simply CAN NOT play God if you will speak up and don't back off!! ................. emoticon

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Met my goal weight!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Today's weigh in:::
Weight. 104
Waist. 25
Hips. 35
Thigh. 20.75
Arm. 10.5

Very happy camper here! But I think I'm going to go for a couple more pounds to shed a little more fat and really focus on TONING. And I DEFINETLY am going to continue tracking and continue to stay active here on spark people! Spark people has been so helpful and I am so glad I stumbled across it. So stick with it everyone! I did not think I was going to be successful, I really had my doubts especially when I had a two week plateau even though I was being so very strict on my diet and about keeping with my exercise plan. But here I am lighter then I've been since my sophomore year of high school!! There is still work to do but I know it is possible and I am excited for it!

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ANGELINAMB 10/12/2012 3:22PM

  Thank you hippycat!

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HIPPYCAT 10/11/2012 10:57PM

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Week 6 weigh in!

Saturday, October 06, 2012

I have not been able to work out as much as I would have liked this week and had a few cheats last weekend so I was not excited to step on the scale. But to my surprise things were much better than I thought they would be!
Weight: 107
Waist: 25.25
Hips: 36
Thigh: 21.25
Upper arm: 10.5

Last weigh in
Weight: 110
Waist: 26.25
Hips: 36.5
Upper arm: 11

Not bad if I do say so myself after about a 2 week plateau. I stopped weighing myself last week when I wasn't loosing any more weight after almost two weeks. Glad to see some progress! Just the motivation I needed to stay on track! Still have a few more pounds to go and lots of toning to do!

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LILLEAN 10/6/2012 7:21PM


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BIERMA 10/6/2012 6:28PM

  Congrats on your progress. Keep up the good work.

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