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I win!! My challenge is over...but did I meet my goals? Mmmm

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Okay so I gave myself a 32 day challenge. It started off being twice a day smoothies and veggie/fruit for snacks with sensible dinner. Life happened and that didn't work out for me. Got lazy and distracted. Soooooo....I continued to try and eat right. I was suppose to journal my food through weight watchers. Again I got lazy that didn't last the entire 32 days :(. I was aiming to drink a gallon of water everyday. Well besides a portion of last week I stuck with this pretty good. My other goal was to workout at least 30 minutes everyday for 32'days. I missed 6 days of not working out...pretty darn good. My initial goal was to reach 265 or lower. At one point I changed it to reaching the 260s. My highest weight this month was 275.4. Today I weigh in at:

So I'm back to the 260s just a tad bit so I reached that but I'm back where I began the month of August. Why?

My nutrition perhaps the weekend of cheating, the lack of tracking ....
Weight lifting daily adding a little more weight...
Inability to really workout hard due to knee rehabilitation....

Honestly I got to clean up my diet more. I'm doing everything right but missing the nutrition. I can say it's improved a lot but I got to go cold turkey on junk again.

After vacation I'm going to try carb cycling. While I'm lounging by the pool or at the beach this weekend I'm going to continue my research and see if I can design a menu plan. Hopefully after vacation I won't be back in the 270s. This has always been my struggle point but the curse stops here. I have conqueror this and will keep pressing forward.

So can I say I WON this challenge? Yes. I might not have met the goals head on but I didn't quit, I conquerored some of my goals and got better and closer to those I didn't meet. Most importantly I didn't give up when I stumbled or fell down. So for me that's a win,!

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SUGAR0814 8/28/2014 9:13AM

    Great job girl! Now, enjoy your vacation! emoticon emoticon

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    You won because you learned something about yourself and didn't gain! You will do it!

Have a great vacation and you will get back on track soon

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JMARISK 8/28/2014 8:00AM

    Good job! Congrats! Keep it up.

I'm starting a 21 Day Challenge that incorporates 30 minutes of daily exercise and portion control. Do you want to continue your success in my group?


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Tomorrow's the day..challenge today 15 squats per bathroom visit

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 last day and I can weigh in!!!! OMG I almost weighed this morning. I was like what's the difference? But I hung in there and walked away. A promise is a promise.

Got bad news today...why do people post everything on Facebook/social media? I was on the train today and checked Facebook and there it was the posting of the passing of one of our church ministers. She passed yesterday after a battle with cancer but geez...what a way to find out. I'm not a family member but what about family that didn't know yet. Her nephew posted it right away! Okay back to sparking

I lost count of my wall push ups yesterday but I finished my gallon of water and made LOTS of trips so I know it was close to 100 if not more. Sometimes I did 15-20 but I did them. I'll try to pay attention to the squats today. Because my squatting is limited to mini squats I'll go for 15 each visit.

Yesterday's food intake was good. Walked the treadmill for 40 minutes. That's it for yesterday. My lower back wanted to give me grief for some reason so I wouldn't push it. Today I think I'm only doing cardio as well.

Hoping this funeral is not this weekend but I'm scheduled to come back Saturday if it is that day. I probably make it back for a least a portion or to help afterwards.

Well let's get those squats in today and water down excuses today I'm watching you :)

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SUGAR0814 8/28/2014 12:25AM

    emoticon Great job with the squats. Sorry to hear about your minister. emoticon

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3 days of 32 to go...I challenge you...10 wall push-ups per bathroom visit

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Made a counting mistake yesterday or the entire 32 But Thursday is the end of my august challenge since my mini vacation starts Thursday afternoon. I'll do my weigh in that morning which is my first weigh in two weeks. Too darn long for me but I'm making it.

I did pretty darn good yesterday. I finished my gallon of water by 2pm and had two extra bottles by the end of the day. I completed my hour of cardio by doing 40 minutes on the elliptical and 20 minutes on treadmill. I worked my legs for strength training and did my mini squats during my bathroom breaks yesterday. By drinking a gallon of water before 2pm I got in a lot of!

Today's bathroom workout is wall push ups...10-15 per potty visit

Today more of the same but my strength training will be upper body and abs. So I'm ready, are you?

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SUGAR0814 8/27/2014 12:37AM

    emoticon emoticon I only kept count with 60 wall push ups!

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JAROL7 8/26/2014 8:26AM

    Way to go!

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KESTRYLL 8/26/2014 8:15AM

    great idea, I'll probably do a thousand!!

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5 days left of 32...and I messed up this weekend

Monday, August 25, 2014

Yes you read that correctly. What good are plans, goals and desires if you don't stay disciplined? When I say messed up I mean I ate junk and more junk. Sad part I didn't even give it thought while I did it I just ate junk. Shows me that this journey takes 100% focus at all times or those bad habits that I've harbored for years will show up. I guess it's like people addicted to drugs, alcohol, etc., it can return if you're not completely delivered. God I need you to help me

My goal was to workout and eat right for these last seven days. Well Friday went pretty good. I worked out at the gym. Saturday rolls around and my plan was to get a workout in after or before my church event. Well that went bust. I slept in got my coffee and bran muffin and headed to the church dinner sale. Worked all day until 5. Thought I would be done by 1-2 at the latest, not!

The bad part was i drank a soda while there, ate chocolate cake while there, had a dinner with Mac n cheese and fried fish afterwards but I didn't workout. Sunday I did get up and strength train but after church I ate cake, cake and cake along with ribs, some more Mac n cheese, Taco Bell supremes 3, and no cardio at all.

Bad weekend, bad, bad bad! Now I'm just 4 days away from my weighin after two weeks of not weighing in. Last weigh in I was 272.4. My goal for August was to hit the 260s. To lose 5#s this month. I'm nervous since I haven't seen the scale at all in over two weeks. Then I mess up like this! Now the question remains...what can I do for the next three days to squash my weekend damage?

Drink my gallon everyday...all of it
Diet restrictions, no cheats at all
Workout and torch some serious calories
Prepare mentally for whatever the scale shows Thursday morning
Be prepared to return from my mini vacay stronger no matter what this months results are...

I've recently read that losing weight and this journey is about changing mentally and preparing mentally. Part of that preparation includes preparing for pitfalls and mistakes. That too me is the hardest part and creates development. Because when you get back up and keep pushing forward you win every time despite what the scale says.

So I will not leave this weekend feeling defeated. I leave this weekend behind me with greater knowledge of who I am inside and what I still need to be healed from. This weekend I won't forget but I will give serious thoughts to my actions and the changes I will make so that this won't be the topic of another blog

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SUGAR0814 8/26/2014 12:02AM

    Life happens! Dust the crumbs off your shirt & keep it moving! You got this! emoticon emoticon

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CHERYLHURT 8/25/2014 7:47AM

  Way to go! The more you understand yourself the better you can control your impulses.

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Yaaaayyyy 7 more days I got this

Friday, August 22, 2014

One week left...almost a month gone. I'm still in the game!! Woohoo

So yesterday was my busted day. I just had a day of nothing...I did finish my gallon. Other than that I did nothing positive on this journey. But I'm back today. No reason, no excuses it was just that day, that moment no emotions mixed in it.

Today I'm back on target and focused. I will be extremely focused for the next 7 days. No games, no slacking, no excuses. It's 7 days of work and getting it done. Even over the weekend there will be no slacking. I'm going to try and do a double workout Saturday and Sunday. I got an event at church tomorrow at 11 so I'm going to try and hit the streets or gym for a walk. And hit it again after my event if I'm not too tired. Do it again on Sunday.

Now that's my plan and I hope my mind and my body agree with me. Other than that I have no spectacular plans for the weekend. I'm cutting back on spending and splurging so I'm safer when I stay home. So....hope you have a great weekend.

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SUGAR0814 8/22/2014 10:28PM

    emoticon You got this! Yes you DO! emoticon

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WHYNOTJ1 8/22/2014 8:56AM

    No slacking, but plan some nice pampering for yourself. Play some music you love. Take a bubble bath. Enjoy a leisurely cup of tea or coffee. Call a friend!

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JAROL7 8/22/2014 7:50AM

    See, I said you can do it. Then, when that is done, get back to counting and lower your total calories a tad. It works for life.

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