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Fell into old habits

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Groceries have been light around here and I have fallen into bad habits by not eating. So back to uber vigilant tracking and eating. Hopefully this won't put me off track to my Christmas goal.

  
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JENNIFERLYNN128 9/28/2012 3:17PM

    One day at a time. I also need to start tracking religously again...for SO many reasons. 1.) Motivation 2.) Actually seeing what I'm putting in there 3.) It's actually a little bit fun 4.) Visual progess!

You can do it! Eye on the Prize. (Prize = feeling fabulous!)

Happy Friday to you. :)

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LOSIN_IT4GOOD 9/19/2012 3:42AM

    Yep...I hate when that happens! I also have to REALLY work hard to make sure I have all the groceries I need, or the same thing happens to me! I think it's great that you recognize the problem and are right back on track again. emoticon
-Jody

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1000 minutes, here I come!

Saturday, September 08, 2012

Yes, I'm exhausted. I glisten more than an oiled bodybuilder. I walked over 4 miles AND did the Leslie Sansone 3 mile walk PLUS the SP 11 minute seated cardio video. My fitness minutes are more than 250 already this month. About half of that I earned today.

So, a few things I learned about me. I hate exercise. I keep hearing that I'll fall in love with it but I'm just not feeling it. Maybe after 3 months? 6 months? Even when I walked every day I didn't do it because I liked it. I did it because a friend wanted to go for a walk or I wanted to lose weight but never because I enjoyed it.


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68ANNE 9/12/2012 9:30PM

    I do hear you. I found that if you can find an exercise you like, it will be better. and this is a big....but.....sometimes you can't seem to do that. I wonder if you are doing too much and that is sort of giving you burn out. Have you looked through the exercises listed here for cardio or maybe playing the Wii or Kinect?

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Non Scale Victory

Saturday, September 01, 2012

I have a sordid weight loss journey, as I'm sure many of you do as well. In the past I could lose a few, or 20, or 30 pounds only to celebrate and gain it all back over the course of a year. And that's where I'm at today.

I am back to where I weighed a year ago. And those clothes fit again but this time around even better. This time I am exercising so my body is building muscle which increases my metabolism. I need that. And muscle looks better than flab at any weight!

Other NSV's as of late include being able to walk 2+ miles without feeling as if I'm going to die. I walked much faster and didn't come home exhausted. No cramps, shin splints, or swimming in sweat. It feels good.

I've been very critical of myself lately because of my lack of outdoor exercise. I keep beating myself up with, "How do you expect to continue your journey if you can't even get outside to exercise when it is nice out?" I realized that being comfortable with exercising with videos INSIDE is more advantageous. No worries about too much snow, cold or ice this coming winter. Coming to the realization that exercise inside is just as good as a walk outside is another NSV.

What are your NSV?

  
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LISABOULDER 9/1/2012 10:47PM

  It sounds like you're healthier now than before and that's something to celebrate! emoticon

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KOFFEENUT 9/1/2012 3:15PM

    Good for you for recognizing that exercise - regardless of where you're doing it - is a healthy choice that will help you be around longer! Sometimes we let those non-scale victories slip by without recognition.

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So far, so good

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

With the new goals set on Saturday, I've been doing well. 30-40 minutes of exercise in each day. I'm finding that I really enjoy a lot of the fitness videos on Exercise TV, which is now only available on You Tube.

I also like the SP videos, especially the cardio kickboxing. I've also tried the jump rope one and the barre one. Both of those are a bit advanced. I can do them, but then I am dead tired for the remainder of the day.

I will be successful!

  
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SPARKLINGHOPE 8/30/2012 12:28PM

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Am I willing to do WHATEVER IT TAKES?

Saturday, August 25, 2012

That's the question I asked myself earlier today. Am I willing to do WHATEVER IT TAKES to reach my weightloss goal? The short answer...no.

Now don't get me wrong, I'd like to honestly say that yes, I'm willing to do whatever it takes to lose the weight. The truth of the matter is that I'm willing to do some of what it takes to lose weight.
Eat right? Do that!
Exercise? yep!
30 minutes or more every day? NOPE
10 minutes everyday? Nope
10 minutes 5-6 days a week? sometimes.

I get sucked in by my computer to be quite frank. So how do I break the computer habit? Do I take away my office chair so if I use my computer I have to do it standing or sitting on my exercise ball? March or faux jump rope for N minutes before? Convince my husband that I need a bicycle run generator to power my laptop? That would probably work the best.

The weight is coming off so it's not like I hit a plateau and, the weight is dropping faster than it went on. I, like everyone else, would like Instant Weightloss served with a slab of chocolate thankyouverymuch!

I keep telling myself that the slow weightloss is better because it will be easier to maintain. Sure, I could exercise 1-2 hours a day and get super fast weightloss but would I continue that outlay of exercise if needed to keep the weight off? I'm not so sure. Or is this just a cop out, a self pat on the back telling me that it's ok to be a slacker.

My goal is to lose 20 lbs before Christmas, with a super goal of 25 lbs before Christmas. My goal from now to the end of September is 8 lbs, or 10lbs super goal. My exercise goal is 30 minutes 5-6 times a week. Strength training of 10 minutes 3 times a week. I'll weigh myself on the 1st, 15th and 30th to gauge progress.

  
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KDLANDERS 8/25/2012 7:52PM

    You can do it!!!

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GINNABOOTS 8/25/2012 4:12PM

    Those are great goals. Keep up the good work! Don't get discouraged if it doesn't come off in your time frame. Just keep going. Make it a lifestyle change & you will get there. Remember the slower you take it off, the less chance you will have of putting the weight back on.

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CHICCHANTAL 8/25/2012 3:54PM

    Important thing is to remember this is for the rest of your life. If the weight doesn't come off as fast as you expected, it's not the end of the world. There's time.

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