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Whoooo HOOOOOO finally my scale loves me again.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

I was starting to think my scale would never move again. It did though...2 pounds down today. I'm doin my happy dance. That makes 10 pounds gone since I started spark the beginning of Jan. Thats pretty normal isn't it?

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KAREN_01 2/15/2008 11:06AM

    Congrats on the loss!! Ten pounds since January, I think you are doing great!

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COFFEYBEAN 2/15/2008 3:14AM

    Happy Dance....Happy Dance!!!! Good for you girl....10 lbs is pretty darn just keep it up....Hope you had a great Valentines Day...and you weren't tempted too much...and if you were...okay...I know you'll buckle down again....How's the shins...are they doing better?

Well I'm thinking of you...and I'll be watching your ticker...

God Bless

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PUREBREDMUTT 2/14/2008 4:17PM

    I definately support the use of the happy Dance :D keep it up funny girl.

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FAITHSONGLADY 2/14/2008 4:09PM

    Happy Daning with you...And yes, I do think its normal. My was doing the same thing and my went down today too two pounds..Yahooooo~! I am aslo glad you loved your Tiara~! I about fell off my chair reading your note. That was a God thing~! He must really love you~! I was sure it was going to fit you to a tee! You go girl and keep up the great work~!

Blessings, Donna

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Takin the nike's for a test ride.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Yup its true when you buy real runners you get to try them out and if you don't like them, you can bring them back. The store I went to gave me 30 days to try them out on my treadmill. Sounds crazy but its true.

So today I did my coach to 5-k program first time on the treadmill in a while because of the pain I've been in. Sneakers are awesome except one spot on one foot. I think that particular foot is too wide for this sneaker. Which I hate because i like these shoes but they have a special guy who comes in from the city and I'm going to go see what he thinks.

I also discovered one of my knees is out of alignment with my foot so that may be whats causing all the pain. I'll have to see the doc. about that one I guess.

Anyway, I thought it was really kewl that you could test drive sneakers, but then again...I thought it was super kewl..."ME" being in the sporting store. lol What a great place. I think we should go in their weekly just to smell the place. hahaha

There is something about being in there around all that sporting gear, and all those sporty people that makes me want to be sporty too. I don't know if its like this at all sporting goods stores, but the staff at this one couldn't help me enough. They knew I was a baby runner and they were sooooo encouraging and helpful, they acted like they had all the time in the world to help me get my shoes or anything eles I wanted or wanted to know about. For anyone in my area it was Cleve's Source for sports I went to.

Anyway as for couch-5 k I did the 2nd week routine for probably the 10th time. I didn't dare push on to the 3rd week until I saw how bad my legs would react to just this much.

I am seeing some real progress, I didn't find that hard at all at the time I was doing it, and it really doesn't bother me breathing at all.

I think I'll stick to 2nd week routine again this week though, just to be sure and to give my body that extra time to adjust.

Gone are the days of just pushing it...I've learned my lesson.

have a great day all, and I suggest if motivation is lagging just drop into your local sporting store. check out some of the kewl and cute apparall in tiny I see that and think oh thats so cute...when I get down I'm going to get one of those. Instant motivation. lol

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SAMETTE 2/13/2008 5:13PM

    Keep up the good work! You are doing great! I think it's excellent to have something like smaller workout apparall as an inspiration. Way to go!

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RILEYEM 2/13/2008 4:24PM

    Do your shoes have the little compartment that you can put the i-pod chip in? I saw those at the sporting goods and I really wanted them. Shoes always hurt my feet, no matter what size I am. Well, good luck to you. I hope you have fun doing the C25K program! I am in week 6 and it has really gone by fast. Doing the program has actually taken some stress away from worrying about my scale. I hate that thing. See ya around. :-)

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No ciggy in my mouth...leads to Nike's on my feet.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Well I'm feeling purty proud today.

Its been 2 months, 2 weeks and 3 days since I smoked a deathstick.

My scale hasn't moved in the last 2 weeks its true. Yet I'm eating healthier than ever before, obviously I'm not smoking, I'm drinking water, and I'm exercising, and since I started in Jan I have lost 8 pounds.

I started running a while ago and soon got into difficulty with muscle and shin pain. Today i decided that all the money I hadn't spent entitled me to a pair of decent running shoes. So I went to the running store and was fitted for the above kewl shoes. They feel like a dream on my feet so light and so comfortable. The girl said my sneakers could be the reason I have been hurting so bad. So I think its a pretty kewl trade off.

I gave up smoking cigs that would kill me, and at the very least make me stink, while I payed a very dear price for the privilege. To getting healthy, losing weight, and buying myself some super kewl Nike's that are going to help make my other dream come true, running a 5 K.

wow...its really quite a fast turn around.

So yeah I'm feeling pretty proud of myself, there are definitly other ways to measure progress than just the scale.


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CBOCEAN 2/10/2008 9:33AM

    Congrats!! That is a big accomplishment and you deserve a new pair of sneakers. Great way to reward yourself.

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ANNAREE 2/10/2008 3:52AM

    No cigarette clogging your body, Nike's on your feet and Joy in your heart. You are on a winner here. Well done and make sure you look after yourself. You are worth it and more...................LYMI.

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MY4MISFITZ 2/9/2008 11:12PM

    Congrats on giving up the "Deathsticks" (never heard them called that before, very clever!). I quit 10 years ago. The very best thing I EVER did for myself. Good for you. Good luck on your goal of the 5k. I start week 7 next week!
Take care!

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TIGERBEAT 2/9/2008 9:52PM

  That's fantastic!
My quit date was Nov 14, I haven't rewarded myself for that yet but you've just given me an idea.

Keep it up!

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My Scale is Rude, Unreasonable and possibly Eviiiiiil!

Friday, February 08, 2008

Lord knows I gave my scale every chance to redeem itself today. I stepped on lightly, I stepped on firmly, I stepped on with my arms out to the sides like a flying airplane., I got off and stepped on with one foot, while holding other foot off to the side, I stepped on holding my breath, I stepped on letting all my breath out with a whoosh until i practically saw spots, I did skinny visualizations and then stepped on again, it even resisted ferverant prayer...I tell you its evil. I would have been happy with a mere ounce lost ...but oh no.

So I got off and scratched my head and decided I'd do one more thing...a breakdancer head spin on the scale might work. I got a headache....scale just said 198, 198, 198, 198, ..........................

For whatever reason despite eating in my calorie range, and exercising. (went above cal range one day) for the last 2 weeks my scale has fallen in love with 198 and won't let it go.

I think thats very rude. However, I'm stuck with my unreasonable scale so I'll just have to try harder to trick him next weigh in. I think I might call Him Hitler. lol

Anyway he'd be really mad if he knew I lost another half inch off my waist, that I was actually able to eat 8 servings of vegetables the other day, and drink all my water.

Bruahahahahaha......Hitler will lose his power over me, its just a matter of time. The weight has to go sometime.

Hope you all have a wonderful day, and haven't been traumatized by this foray into my wacky world where in-animate objects come to life and are far too powerful for their own good.

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LITTLENINJA1 2/9/2008 11:25PM

    Im so glad I came across this blog!! LOL. You are too funny! I have a scale I use, the one at the gym and it's an old fashioned doctor scale and I call it the Grandfather scale.. but it is a mean scale.. all other scales could say I lost 10 pounds.. even the Publix scale is more forgiving. Anyways, thanks for your blog.. glad I'm not the only one out there secretly plotting agaist my scale. :)

Good luck with your journey!

All things are possible through Christ!


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LIZPB2008 2/8/2008 2:28PM

    Heather Dawn you just crack me up!! I wish I had half the imagination that you do. :)
As for the is only ONE measure of progress. Losing inches is another and you lost a 1/2 an inch off your waist!! Whoo hooo!!! How cool is that???????
There are several ways to lose weight but only one way to get healthy, truly healthy. Exercise and eat right. Unfortunately when we exercise and replace fat with muscle the weight loss can seem a little slower (atleast for me- I usually gain weight when I start a good exercise program, but lose fat/flab and become much firmer overall).
So, CONGRATS on losing 1/2 an inch and CONGRATS on eating right! Veggies ROCK! Just ask Larry and friends. Time for them come out of the crisper. ;)
Keep up the great work!
PS- When I did my first week of cataloging what I ate and the exercise I did and recalculated the program uppped my calories. I'm not sure if we should do that each week or what, but I do know that it's not a good thing to eat too few calories...

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SNIKWAD 2/8/2008 11:38AM

    Thanks for the BLOG, it gave me a chuckle. Keep your chin up!

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I think I'm delirious...but....

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

I'm so proud of me. I have some major problems sleeping when ever I have to work a day shift. I have no idea why, but just knowing I have to be up at 5 am keeps me from a good sleep. Last night was worse than usual. I fell asleep shortly after 4 am so not quite an hour. I know that by the time I get off work at 3 I'm exhausted and I usually just fall into bed immediately. Today I took my bathing suit and towel and told myself somehow I would make it to the pool. Not really believing it of course. I tried this a few weeks ago and never did go.

Long story short I did go. I swam laps for 10 minutes and then did 30 minutes of water jogging and aquasize.

I feel fine...but very, very tired. I was falling asleep in the hot tub. I got 40 minutes exercise and I'm not aching like I have been. I've decided running on the treadmill is not for me now, I'm not strong enough yet. So I'm going to do my running in the pool and only walk on the treadmill.

Anyway I'm pretty proud of this. Now i'm going to eat, and go to sleep.

NIght, night.

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ANNAREE 2/8/2008 3:54AM

    Just imagine us Pool discoing across continents. Sounds like a job for a buddy. I will hold your towel out to you when you pop out of the pool.........WTG

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COFFEYBEAN 2/6/2008 8:47PM

    Good for you my friend....I too have trouble sleeping as you already know but the past 3 days I've been getting at least 8 hrs. which is really rare. I know how hard it is to shut that womanly mind off...what are you going to wear, what's for dinner the next day, do I have to go shopping, are the kids doing something tomorrow.....whatever....when I really get desperate and I know I have to go to sleep, I roll over in bed, and imagine God laying next to me....I talk with him and I listen for the answers....and I slowly, and very peacefully fall asleep in Jesus' arms....sometimes it's just for a drifty or two...but it works....Hope you get your rest, and congratulations on the exercise....You take care of those shins....ya hear?!

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