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Feeling pretty darn proud of myself today.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

I worked last night until 11pm and didn't go to bed until 2 am. I then was awakened by my phone ringing at 4:50 am. It was work and they needed me to cover the day shift because my co-worker had taken sick and no one eles could do it. Groan!!!!
I knew that by this afternoon I'd be falling on my head and no way would I exercise. So I made myself get up, and do 35 minutes on the treadmill. LOL I'm sure i was a pink fluffy bunny pj's, hair stickin out in all directions, and my sneakers. Well I promised myself I'd do this but, I never guaranteed I'd do it gracefully. So I'm feeling really tired but proud. I've exercised and ate a good breakfast. When I do get home I can relax and not feel guilty.

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COFFEYBEAN 1/9/2008 9:46AM

    You deserve to be thrilled with yourself...Not too many people would do exercising when they're sleep deprived...glad you didn't trip on your slippers too...

Give yourself a "pat on the back" for taking the innitiative to be true to yourself...One of the greatest goals we all have to learn...and know that it's not being selfish....

You keep at it..

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KLINE26 1/9/2008 9:14AM

    Great job taking care of YOU first! Too bad you can't go to work in your bunny pj's, too!
Thanks for your comments on my blog and for making me laugh with your description of your kitchen adventures. I hear you! The other night, I was using a new stovetop grill pan, making veggie kebobs, and I had not one but three of the smoke alarms screaming! My husband was running around to three rooms, waving towels and opening windows. My son (5) thought it was great fun and kept asking how I made it so "foggy" in the house. Have a great, if busy, day. ~Kara

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Life will always have I'm learnin to dance in the Rain.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Dealing with some major problems with my teenage son, that threatened to overwhelm me today. However, being on this diet and having clear goals, having joined an exercise challenge...I couldn't just pull the covers over my head until I had to be at work. So I got up made some old fashioned oatmeal and enjoyed every bite, then I made myself get on my treadmill telling myself I'd feel worse if I blew the challenge on the third day, and exercise is good for stress relief, the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step and every other mantra I could muster up. I then did 35 minutes on an incline and really did feel much better after. My food and exercise have been on track this week, and hurrah the scale showed a modest loss. I haven't smoked a cig in 1 month 2 weeks, 2 days. so i'm a quitter and a loser....yeah.


Reining myself in....

Monday, January 07, 2008

I did quite well yesterday. 60 minutes all together on the treadmill, 5 glasses of water, and I stayed within my calorie range and tracked both food and wasn't perfect. I really need to get the lesson that slow and steady win the race. That making small but consisitent changes is ultimately what will not only get the weight off but keep it off. Why is it...that you can see something so clearly in your mind, know its the truth, and yet still keep doing it the wrong way. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing, over and over, and looking for a different result. I must be insane. lol I just have to make myself slow down. Yesterday i was planning on diving into weight training as well as my cardio now...I'm going to actually do Fast Track.
My goals are to track my food each day, track calories burned on the treadmill I'll worry about adding the other exercises once I am being consistent about getting my 30 minutes a day on the treadmill in. I'm also going to try to drink 8 glasses of water a day. That may be hard. I got 5 or 6 yesterday and it took some doing.
I've also been getting frustrated because I don't have all the healthy foods that make a diet easy in the house and can't get them until friday. This makes planning my meals very difficult, especially trying to take a meal for work. If I don't take it, I'll end up ordering something high fat from the restaurant. All I can do is try, and work with what I have. It wont' be that long till friday, and then it will be easier, and I have to stop getting so frustrated and just make the best meals I can.

I'm going to try to be the turtle not the hare this time in the race, and that is an incredible challenge for me, all in itself.

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KLINE26 1/7/2008 9:20AM

    Thanks for your comments on my blog. It sounds as if we have the same inclinations toward perfectionism and "crash and burn" and we both know (but forget!) that those will get us nowhere. Wishing you the best in your slow and steady race. ~Kara

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A learning process...

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Well here I am...back at Sparks people. Had to laugh reading my blog entries for 2006. It was shortly after I had lost my 7 year quit. I was so disgusted with myself and I had 2 weeks in a new quit. I weighed I think it said 193 at that'd love to say I weighed that right now. The Reality is I didn't succeed quitting smoking that time and my weight went up. I have been quit smoking for 1 month and 2 weeks at this time, but have been rapidly gaining weight. I think its been a combination of eating over the holidays, and quitting smoking which slows your metabolism down. Anyway I have had the nasty shock of gaining 10 pounds in 6 weeks. I'm currently at 204 ....and my scale is no longer speaking to me.

Quitting smoking isn't easy, but having done it before I know that if I will just put one foot in front of the other and not take a puff no matter what...a day will come where there is absolute freedom from nicoteine addiction. It takes hard work, patience, and most of all commitment to just get it done.

When It comes to losing weight I go crazy for short spurts, and then it fizzels out. I have never learned how to live a healthy lifestyle that is balanced. So like quitting I'm going to put one foot in front of the other and I'm not going to beat up on myself for not knowing everything or doing everything perfectly. If its a lifestyle then...I have a life time to refine the process.

I look forward to the day when I reach my goal weight, and I'm a fit and healthy non smoker. However, I have decided that the journey is going to be wonderful too. I'm going to learn and grow thru this process.

Everything that is worth having is worth working hard for...just as this was "MY" time to really commit to being done with ciggerettes for ever....this is my time to learn how to really live a full and healthy life.

All things are possible to them that believe.

I may not do it perfectly but I'm really going to do it.

Hoping to help some others along the way, and to benefit from their experience and knowledge too.


Back at it again.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Lost my quit and have been smoking like a trooper. My weight is at 193. I went to the gym yesterday first time in ages. I was out of breath almost immediately but know it will take great leaps if I'm faithful to excercise. It is also great motivation to stop smoking. This morning I got up and took the dog walking 45 minutes in the orchard as well. Going to buy a swim pass so the kids and I can swim at the hotel any day not just on Sundays. Great deal as I get them for half price. I also get to go to a great gym for free as my husband works for the company that owns it. So I'm without excuse. I need to drink more water and to work out an eating plan that is reasonable but doesn't require serious tracking as I know I can't stick with that for long. I'm just to busy with work and kids etc. I was thinking of doing a meal once a week that would allow for a potatoe, one a week that would allow a pasta, and another for bread, and another for brown rice. The rest of the time I'm going to try to eat only good carbs, low cal. food.
I think thats about as regimented as I can be with food. Oh and I also have to dramatically cut sugar.

My biggest goal is to exercise and I think then the food will take care of itself. My mini goal right now is to get into the 180's . I'm at 193 right now. My overall goal is 160.


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