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Iíve started over with my regiment

Monday, February 17, 2014

Well; letís face it; Iíve started over with my regiment. So many times we start out with good intention to find ourselves back at square one; well Iím like everyone else; that is and has been my story for too long to mention. But here I am; at it again; knocked down by not knocked out! I always say being a teenage athlete and 12 years of military service; Iím no stranger to fitness; I know what it looks like and feels like. I know how to obtain it and maintain it; I know how; but doing it has been my problem. So once again; Iím trying to reinvent myself to come out on top of this thing.

May 2013 I purchased my first road bike with the notion of getting in to road cycling. I need something low impact for the knees so I figured that was the ticket. I like it I really do and Iím hopeful this riding season will find me completing my first century in September 2014. Iíve already set the date and the location so I just need to prepare to get it done. I can do this outside of time management of working two jobs; I really can do this.

Iím taking on a new focus to conquer the battle of the bulge. Iíve added Focus T25 to my regiment. I know, something else started; something else to take more time. I took my before pictures and Iím trying to figure out who the person in the picture is. The pictures should be motivating enough to stick to something that will make a difference. One day, one moment, one step at a time; we will see what each day brings.

Good luck everyone!

  
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VWMOMMY 2/25/2014 1:44PM

    Sounds like you have a great plan. I am working toward a long ride this year too. Although not a quite a century, there is a rails to trails bike trail near my house that is 39 miles long, going through about 4 different small towns. My goal is to do the whole 78 miles by June 30th. I have had this as a "back of my mind" kind of goal for about 7-8 years. This year I WILL do it and I have faith that you will too!!! emoticon emoticon


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KRISTA-GIRL 2/20/2014 12:39PM

    Good for you for starting over! emoticon Fresh starts feel so good. :-) You can do this! You know how and you deserve it!

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Here I Go Again!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

The journey to lose weight! WOW! I canít tell you how many times I thought, okay, Iím going on a diet; Iím going to lose weight for real this time. Mind you this was all talk no action. To think about it even further, I canít tell you how many times Iíve started this journey; actually doing something about it. Well needless to say, Iím starting again; doing something about it. I must admit; my last attempt, I did well; I lost 58 pounds, I have to celebrate that success; because it was truly hard work. I was halfway to my weight loss goal. Things were going well until I hit that horrible plateau and after six months of not losing weight I became discouraged. Iím sure many of you have traveled that path before. Well, here I am again, knocked down but not out. I getting up and dusting myself off and starting again. I can say that Iím starting out 30 pounds lighter than when I started the last time; I guess I can use that as motivation to propel myself forward. The most important thing is I am going to give it an honest effort; yes Iím on the ground but I donít have to stay there. Iím setting my new goal to lose 62 pounds by November 2014. Iím moving forward one step at a time, one day at a time. Best wishes you all of you on the same trail on trails similar to mine.

  
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JUZ4ME1213 2/24/2014 8:51PM

    I see your posts on the T25 sparkteam....I think you're motivated enough...you can do it!! :) We have similar goals...Mine is to lose 47.5 more LBS by December...I should be starting the T25 program on Monday...will look to you for motivation!! Keep up the good work!! :)

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JOHNMARTINMILES 1/14/2014 10:22AM

    Fall down seven times, get up eight.

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PlateauVille

Thursday, February 14, 2013

I would like to say that Iíve busted my PLATEAU! Iím thinking so anyway. I recall when I first posted how frustrated I was because I did not see any scale changes in 4 weeks; which eventually carried over to two months. But then Iíve read were others have said itís been months and even a year for them; I know that would have put me in a tailspin. It seems I couldnít get below 200 the scales would bounce from 203 to 199 and back up again. Well, on my last weigh day; this past Monday the scale read 189.6. Imagine my surprise, boy was I elated. Well, Iím happy to see the scale move again and I would like to think Iím out of PlateauVille for a while. Iíve not changed my tracker to reflect the difference; Iím waiting on the next weigh date to make the adjustment.

What did I do different, nothing major, not really. Iíve added the BodyMedia Fit as a tool for motivation; that keep me moving. I added Fish Oil to my daily supplements. I continue my weight training and cardio; no difference in that and of course trying to maintain sensible eating. So who knows what has happen, I just hope it continues. Itís easy to get frustrated but if we continue to be honest about what we put into our bodies and push ourselves to move a little more; give it 100%; sometimes when you donítí feel like it; the results will show; whether they are positive or negative; thatís up to us. Iím trying to remember that myself when I go through the rough times. Iím just glad that I have all of you to vent my frustrations and just say whatís on my mind.

Thanks to all of you and keep pushing!

  
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GZELLEFRO 2/18/2013 9:22PM

    Super! It is so stinking frustrating to have the scale stay at the same number (or even go up!). My scale is pretty much staying the same, but that's my fault because I'm not really putting my all into this. I need to get serious!!! I've lost some inches, (1/4" to be precise, but hey! I'm thrilled to see it!) I've knocked one thing down that was my goal: I've gone from sitting on my kiester most of the day to exercising 5 days, sometimes 6, out of 7. So I consider that a win.

Stick with it. I've noticed even when the scale isn't budging that my clothes are fitting better! Hope it's true for you too! G emoticon od bless you!

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BOVEY63 2/14/2013 1:29PM

    Congrats on the weight loss and beating the plateau!
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MARTY728 2/14/2013 11:28AM

    Have a emoticon day!

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SQUIRRELLYONE 2/14/2013 8:55AM

    Sometimes your body just needs a bit of time to adjust to its new circumstances before moving on. Sometimes you need to change your lifestyle a bit more. Congrats on your breakthrough!

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STEVIEBEE569 2/14/2013 8:37AM

    Way to go and great job for not giving up on yourself! Keep up the good work!

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STEVIEBEE569 2/14/2013 8:36AM

    Way to go and great job for not giving up on yourself! Keep up the good work!

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BRASKIN 2/14/2013 8:31AM

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I could just give up!

Monday, January 14, 2013

I could just give up!

Okay, Iíve completed my 7 day challenge; Going All Out! Iím so glad it is over. The purpose of the challenge was to try something different and hope that things would change for me on the scale. Well after all that hard work; the scales did not change; as a matter of a fact, I gained a pound. Now I know that since Iím female I can contribute that to a number of things; however; that is not what the goal was here. I was faithful to my regiment; even when I didnít feel like it I did. I wanted to keep my word to myself; besides I will be the benefactor of positive results; or not! So what did I learn from this experience?

When I got out of bed, I felt good! I didnít have to stretch my legs so I could get myself going; Iíve had to do that in the past. I made up my bed and was not huffing and puffing from getting the comforter like I wanted. I am stronger; my lungs are stronger and Iím healthier. I can climb more stairs without becoming winded; thatís a plus alone, and my clothes fit me better; actually; they are too big. Since June Iíve lost 40 pounds so Iím happy about that. I could give up because this experiment did not yield the results I was hoping for; but I wonít. Why? Because I am dedicated to reaching my ultimate goal in this weight loss battle. I can comfortably do so many things I couldnít do before and if I continue I will be able to do even more. So burning 1000 calories a day for 7 days didnít work this time; it doesnít mean it canít work; maybe the timing was bad; maybe my body is rebelling because itís had to let go of 40 pounds. Iím taking control of me and this is something I want really bad, sometimes we must have patience; like Job(in the bible); certainly itís worth it. If itís takes 1 month to lose 3 pounds; that will be 3 pounds gone; of course Iím hoping for better; but this is the reality in many cases.

It is so easy to become frustrated and discourage; even so I could just give up and say forget it. If thatís my attitude I will never win; so Iím going to keep fighting; keep making healthy eating choices; keep doing the cardio; keep doing the weight training; keep trying to find what will work for me; keep supporting my fellow spark friends. Why; because it matters; my goals are important to me and your goals are important to me as well. So Iím in the fight and I plan on winning a few rounds; so if you need someone in your corner; Iím your girl. Iím fired up and looking for a K.O/T.KO; it really doesnít matter; the fat has to go! Thank you for your support and encouragement; until next time, Keep Sparking!

  
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BOVEY63 1/15/2013 6:49PM

    Awesome attitude! Congrats on the 40 pounds lost!
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NEWTINK 1/14/2013 9:57PM

    Very good blog .. and a great attitude .. you can do this I know it is hard I am there with you but you just keep doing and eventually the scale will move in the right direction it really has no choice but to ... emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TATTER3 1/14/2013 8:38PM

    Just keep Sparkin'!!! It's not the scales...it's the whole picture!

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Saturday, January 12, 2013 Ė Day 6 Finished.

Sunday, January 13, 2013



OMG; this has been a tough road. Day 6 finished 1 more to go. Not too much to say today; had a lot to get dome due it being Saturday and all; trying to fit all errands in during this condensed time; thatís exercise within itself.


Morning Walk Ė 35 minutes -276 Calories
Midday Weight training Ė 40 minutes Ė 160 Calories
Evening bike ride Ė 30 minutes - 569 Calories

Total Calories burned: 1005


I spent a lot of time exercising but at a slower pace today. My body is tired and Iíve had so much to do; had to squeeze it in; but Iím trying to hold true to my commitment; besides; Iím looking for a great return on my investment. One more day to go; canít wait until itís over.

  
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VENISEW1 1/13/2013 7:47PM

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TATTER3 1/13/2013 7:44PM

    Keep Sparkin'!!

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YA_YAYA 1/13/2013 6:55PM

    It sounds like you are off to an awesome start. Good luck!

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