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Time to Brush the Dust Off...

Monday, February 17, 2014

So over the last few months, a lot has happened. I have myself a boyfriend, which is amazing and I'm so happy in that aspect. Of course, having a boyfriend means not having as much free time to get in the work outs that I should have been getting in and with the holidays my eating habits left a lot to be desired. Needless to say, I put some weight back on. Way more than I should have. But what's done is done and now its time to fix it. I ate reasonably healthy today and did a small workout to start. I didn't want to go overboard with the workout as my muscles are not used to it at the moment. So I did a 15 minute low intensity workout that caused my heart rate to go up and for me to break a sweat but I didn't overdo it. I'm trying to give up diet soda. Yes I love the caffiene but I don't need it and I don't really want to keep putting all that fake sugar in my body. I'm trying to drink a lot of water during the day because it will also help with my eczema. I fell off the wagon but I'm climbing back on and I'm ready to go. Time to get under 200 pounds once and for all, and stay there!!!!

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AJCOUCH1963 2/17/2014 9:57PM

    I understand falling off the wagon I have been doing it too much lately, I have decided no more I need to get this done and over I have fifty pounds to lose and would like it done before my son gets married in september

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Couch to 5K...Who Knew?

Friday, August 09, 2013

So apparently I wanted to be a runner more than I previously thought. I have started the Couch to 5K program and so far I love it! I just finished my first week yesterday. I like it because it's little steps. A little at a time so my body gets used to the exercise. Up to this point all I've done is walking, so it's nice to change it up. I downloaded an app that goes with it, and this app has voice commands that tell me when to run and when to walk. It also connects with my ipod player on my phone, which I love. But I keep my phone in my pocket while I'm doing this, so I can't see the time. That way I'm not counting down the seconds until I can walk again. I'm just going until it tells me to stop. It's the hardest thing I have ever done health wise but I do love it. It pushes me past what I think I can do and I prove to myself that I can in fact do this. I hope by the end of this I will be able to actually run a 5K, but if I don't feel ready then I will keep training everyday until I am ready, and that's okay. My eating has been up and down. Good days and bad. I think I may have an ulcer, but I have to wait until my health insurance kicks in on the first, to know for sure. Until then, doing some research, cutting back on ibuprofen and watching what I eat even more. I'm down 17 pounds so far, and I have 17 to go until I hit 199, my first big goal, and I am very much looking forward to it! Until next time, kids. :)

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Woo Hoo!!!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

I am officially out of the 220's!!! I haven't been under 220 in almost 2 years so this was a MAJOR success! I've been doing good with working out. On my walk the other day, I actually jogged every other street. I am not a runner at all (unless something is chasing me lol) and I'm okay with not being a runner, but it felt good to know that I could do it if I really wanted to. I walk everyday (unless it's raining) and that lasts about 45 minutes and then I do a 15 minute cardio workout after. My workouts are nothing huge, but it gets my heart rate up and I'm dripping sweat by the end of it and I feel great after, and that's all that matters to me. I love the Biggest Loser and I watch it all the time on Hulu but I have to remind myself sometimes that I am not on that show, so I don't need to be dropping 10 pounds a week you know? Like I said in my last blog, this is not a race and I will slip up sometimes, and I do often. But I try to learn from it and do better the next day and forgive myself. It's going to be a long journey but I'm in it for the long haul and it's all about changing my lifestyle. I like being more active during the day, instead of sitting watching tv and pigging out on chips and cheese. I'm active all day at work, which is good. And then I come home and do my hour workout and I feel good about it. It's not too much and not too little and it's something I can stick to, which is sooo important. I get bored easily and if I can't fit it into my day to day then I won't stick to it. I actually look forward to my workouts now because it's an hour a day that I have to myself. My thoughts are gone and I sweat my stress out, which is the best kind of therapy out there. I was slacking on tracking my food for a few days, but I'm back on track with that, which is good. I realize how important it is to track what I eat, so I know if I'm getting too much of something and if I need more of something else. It gives me better control of what I put in my body everyday. My next goal is to get to 209. After that, 199. Little by little I'll get there, and I'm so excited :) Until next time, kids :)

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BONJOVIGIRL24 7/21/2013 2:10PM

    Thank you! I was definitely super excited this morning! :)

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PICKIE98 7/21/2013 1:22PM

    Way to go!! This is a big deal!! One pound at a time.. very good job!

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Sunday, June 30, 2013

So my first week of being healthy and active went fantastic! I lost 2 pounds! I can't remember the last time that happened! Today alone I did a small cardio workout for 15 minutes and walked just over 2 miles around my neighborhood. I feel so wonderful and so full of life, just in this past week! Somehow this time just feels different. Life is all about trying and failing and trying again. I have tried and failed to get healthy and lose weight so many times, and this time it already feels like a success. I realize that it's not just about losing weight and looking good. This time around I want different things. But mostly, I want to be STRONG. I want to be stronger physically, and mentally. I want to be able to do a pull up, a full sit-up. I want to be able to hoist myself up on the kitchen counter. I just want to be the strong person that is trying to push her way up and out. I want to be able to wake up everyday and face the challenges that I know will come, because that's life. I'm learning that you can't always control what happens in the world, but you can control how you react to it. And I can control certain aspects in MY world, like what kind of food I put into my body everyday and what kind of exercise I do that day. I have had so many things thrown at me, everything from debt, to having lost my mom to a heart attack when she was 55, to having major surgery that could affect my chances of having children one day. So many things that just have knocked me down, but I still managed to get back up. My weight has been an ongoing, vicious cycle that continually tells me that I can't. Well, I can and I will. I am 27 years old and I want to start living my life. I want to meet somebody and have a family. And having a family is going to be hard enough, I don't need my weight holding me back in that aspect, either. I'm doing this for me, to make myself happy and healthy. Like I said, the weight loss will be great and the weight will come off when it comes off. It's not a race. It's about me learning how to treat my body good and be the best, STRONGEST person that I can be, and that I know I am inside. There's a small flame in me that sometimes taps me on the shoulder and says, you know, you could be an athlete one day, if you really work at it. I want that small flame to turn into an inferno. So, that's my plan and for the first time in a very long time, I'm beliving that it's possible. Until next time, kids. :)

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FENWAYGIRL18 6/30/2013 7:15PM

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LILI2G2000 6/30/2013 7:03PM

  Congradulations on your success!!

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Here We Go...

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Okay, so this is the (kind of) start to my weight loss. Before you say anything, let me explain. My actual beginning weight was 233, as of about a month and a half ago. I went to the doctor for pink eye (ugh) and they did the normal stat checkup and I weighed in at a yucky 233. My original weight from the first time around. I had just gotten a new job. Before this I was working in daycare, where I sat literally all day long and played with kids. I also worked next door to a convience store, that was right in walking distance, add in an hour long lunch break and you have trouble. So my weight piled on, not to mention the fact that I was eating crappy at home and not doing any kind of exercise. Now, fast forward to now, at my new job. I work in a factory, where I am on my feet for 8 plus hours a day, running back and forth through a warehouse. I only have a half hour lunch, and no convience store nearby, that I could get to and back within a half hour time. So I pack a decent lunch everyday and bring a water bottle. Unfortunately I do have a soda and vending machine at work which can be dangerous when I actually have cash on me (which is rare) so I do indulge sometimes. Pepsi is my sinful downfall, always has been. But I digress. I have lost 10 pounds over this time frame, from when I had the pink eye, to weighing myself just a half hour ago. I know the first ten are usually water weight, but its still ten pounds less than I was, so I'll take it! My biggest concern, I guess, is how to incorporate some of the things I still love (I'm a carb junkie, put chips and candy in front of me, I'll take the chips any day of the week) because I know myself well enough that I can't cold turkey it. I can't just stop eating some of this stuff. But I want to be able to eat them in a healthy way, so if anybody is a nutritionist and can offer any advice I will love you forever! I have some major and minor goals that I want to accomplish. I want to actually be a runner. I want to learn how to surf. I want to learn how to cook. I want to walk into a store and buy something off the rack. I want to wear a tanktop and look good in a tank top. I want to wear a two piece bathing suit. I want to be the woman that has been buried so far down and has been trying to claw her way back up to the light. I want to let her out, because she deserves it. I want to be the woman I was always meant to be :)

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BONJOVIGIRL24 6/24/2013 8:22PM

    Actually the chips are my dads lol. I saw them and my willpower failed me completely haha. I don't normally eat chips like that unless a bbq is involved. Like I said I'm a carb junkie and I'm trying to weane myself slowly :) thank you for the words of encouragement and I'm glad you enjoyed my blog! I'm going to write at least once a week! It helps to write it all down! :)

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68ANNE 6/24/2013 8:05PM

    I really enjoyed reading your blog.
I went from an active job to an office job and put on pounds. So I totally backwards do some things ....
You are doing great clawing everything.
I am not sure about the chips though. I don't buy them usually but sometimes my boy friend (BF) does and I eat them all. Every now and then I can add a very small serving to a plate of food and be okay.
Good luck!

SP Diversity

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