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Feeling better today, and grateful to be down not up.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Thanks so much for all of the positive comments on my page and blogs recently. The support is a big pick me up for me. I am feeling better today mentally, in spite of being sore and tired after my run yesterday. I am down 4.6 pounds this week, which leaves me with 4.6 pounds to lose this week to make my September 7 goal of 155 pounds. I am telling you, I sure have learned my lesson about giving up. I had one rough week in August, and it really set me back, now I have to work double hard to play catch up! Very frustrating. I would rather just stick with my plan, put in the workouts(which I love), and eat the right amounts of the right foods. I will have little indulgences now and again, and work it in to my calories for the day. For those of you out there who feel like giving up, don't do it! Have a glass of water, take a deep breath, go for a walk, call a friend, blog about your feelings, or write them down. Don't give up, it just makes more work for you later!

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CRYSBROWN1 8/31/2009 3:45PM

    What a positive post! It is easy to give up but that's great that you keep on motivating to move forward! Great job on the weight loss!!

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Feeling blah lately

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Well, I am feeling icky and blah these last couple of days. Got the blues a bit, feeling overwhelmed by all of my responsibilities. Usually when I get feeling like this, I feed my emotions. emoticon I gain weight, and feel like crap for eating crap and not following through with my plan. emoticon However, I have a date! I have a serious goal to meet. I only have 26 pounds to go to my goal, and I want to reach it on or before November 16, by doing all the right things. And I am! I am not eating emotionally! When I think about not reaching my goal, or my two mini goals on the way, I get really motivated! With the finish of this journey so close in my sights, I am willing to push through every obstacle and get there, it is really driving me! Having a deadline really makes me feel accountable, and the results are showing it! I weigh in tomorrow morning for my last August weigh in for the August 5 pound challenge. As of today, I am down 8 pounds for the month. My goal for next Monday(September 7) is 155 pounds, and I have 6 pounds to go to reach that one. I am going for a run this evening as soon as I can, and I have eaten really well all day with lots of water and a couple mugs of green tea to flush my system right out. I need to sit down and plan out my exercise and food for the next week to get these pounds off. I believe I can do it!

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HOOEY78 8/30/2009 8:18PM

    You have come this far...you can absolutely do this! We are here for you!

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FATGEEKNINJA 8/30/2009 7:53PM

    You CAN do it! Think of how far you've come. You started out heavier than I was, but are now thinner than I've ever been my whole adult life. To me, that's just heroic! Keep on truckin'! :)

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BEFIT014 8/30/2009 7:24PM

    I believe you can do it, too! You have LOADS of motivation! And you have done an AWESOME job!

I'm anxious to hear about your weigh in tomorrow!!

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Tennis is wonderful!

Friday, August 28, 2009

I had so much fun today playing tennis with my best friend and our kids. We got in one full hour, and according to the SP Fitness Tracker, that burned 545 calories! Gotta love it. I haven't played tennis in years before this summer, and it felt great to get back to it. We were both pretty tired after though, and sore! My arms felt like jelly, we used muscles we forgot we had!

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CRYSBROWN1 8/28/2009 2:37PM

    Is there any sport/activity that you don't do?? I haven't played in years but I love it, just for the fun of it but that's great to burn some major calories too!

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JENARAGON 8/28/2009 1:47PM

    Awesome - tennis is a great workout and is so much fun to play! I try to get out and play regularly, but lately I've let it slip. Thanks for the reminder that I need to get out there and play soon!!

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AWOLF24 8/28/2009 1:36PM

    Great job! Always best to find something fun! emoticon emoticon

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RAYNEBAIR 8/28/2009 1:19PM

    Great workout! I played tennis for fun in college and I'm finding now that I miss it. I used to love playing. My daughter is too young yet to take her out there. She's just get underfoot and get hurt, but I hope to play again once she gets older.

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Learning from my mistakes

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Recently I was down with a minor case of pneumonia, which I think was partly because of overtraining. One of the signs that you are overtraining is getting discouraged when you miss a day of exercise. Well, I am going to take today as a rest day, do no exercise at all. I am sore all over from all of the work I have done this week, and the three games of baseball I played on the weekend. My arm is very sore from falling when rollerblading on Tuesday. So, I'm resting!


Claiming my kitchen

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

So, we have lived in our home for over 5 years now. When we moved in I just shoved stuff in the cupboards, wherever they fit. About a year ago, my hubby tried to clean out our wonderful big pantry, and ended up leaving stuff out all over the counters and heading to work. Leaving me with a disaster! I just shoved it all in the cupboard and forgot about it. Well, on Monday, I had had enough of my kitchen being a disorganized mess. I started reorganizing my pantry. Got quite a bit done, and then got distracted by life. It wasn't pulled out too bad though, so I have been able to work in my kitchen mostly. Well, today, I tried to get out my ground coriander to refill the jar in my handy spinning spice rack my wonderful hubby gave me for Christmas in 2007. I had none left! I couldn't find anything in this darn cupboard and jars and baggies were jumping out at me trying to bite me! I decided to pull everything out to confirm the lack of one of my favourite seasonings. In discovering the lack of it, I managed to empty my entire cupboard and decide to designate the entire cupboard as my "seasoning" cupboard. I bought a new container to house the loose packages so I can find what I need and know what I have. Saves time and money, because I won't have doubles of stuff. My shelves had to be rearranged, and my hubby helped me work that out, and then I wiped it all down, and put everything back neatly and easily accessible. It finally feels like my cupboard! Now, I have to tackle the rest of the kitchen. Gotta get that pantry done. I am lovin it though!

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AWOLF24 8/28/2009 1:38PM

    I love how it feels to get organized. (Yes, I'm a type A personality!!! LOL) Something like a kitchen can be overwhelming but you are doing it little by little which is GREAT and you'll love it when you are done.

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