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Disappointed but NOT Discouraged!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Last week I set a mini challenge for myself to lose 2 pounds in one week. I am saddened to say that I did not accomplish that goal and Iím disappointed about it. Itís another reminder that things do not always go as we plan, but that doesnít mean that we need to give up on our goals. We should take the time to find out what didnít work and what we didnít do so well, make the adjustments and try again. Therefore, Iím not discouraged; in fact Iím encouraged to set yet another mini challenge for myself.

So this is it; the big minis challenge over the next 7 days; drum roll please. I am committing to two-a-day workout; yes, I said that 2 workouts per day for 30 minutes each; thatís an hour a-day.

I know this is going to be demanding as I work a full time job as a State employee, I work as an Adjunct Professor by night, Iím pursing my Doctoral Degree in Theology, Iím the youth director at church, Iím trying to become a better road cyclist (bicycle), I could go on; so as you see that leaves little or no time for anything or anyone, including myself. I should write a blog about sacrifice, but that will come later.

I will begin my venture today, Wednesday, October 15, 2014 through Tuesday, October 21, 2014. Everyone is different and itís about finding what works for you. Iím asking for support along the way so feel free to check in with me. Iíll be back to let you know how I did.



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GEMINIGEM6 10/23/2014 12:19PM

    Wow! You have a lot going on! How did you do? :)

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GO_VEGGIE 10/16/2014 4:15PM

    Sounds like you're a very busy and accomplished woman! Best of luck on meeting your goals! You can do it!

Happy Sparking!

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BILL60 10/16/2014 6:38AM

    I applaud your honesty. Hang tough and make it happen. Will be watching out next week for your report. The very best to you.

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LINDA! 10/15/2014 6:11PM

    Weight loss is not easy for me. I normally have to cut my calories extremely low to lose. My advice is to drink more water and increase exercise. Best of luck!

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FORZACHANDMATT 10/15/2014 2:40PM

    Good for you - you inspire me

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KATESCAPE 10/15/2014 2:27PM

    WOW! Great outlook and new goal for this week! I have Faith you will get it done, you are obviously a very motivated person! emoticon emoticon

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DAVIS_6311 10/15/2014 10:55AM

    You CAN and WILL do this! I was able to lose the 2lbs this week so I am going to aim to do the same this week. I work out twice a day 3x/week and that is difficult. Make sure you're also eating within your calories but also according to the recommended percentages on the chart at the bottom. I notice when I don't get enough protein I don't see a change on the scale and feel much more tired during workouts. Good luck!

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LULULUCY 10/15/2014 9:44AM

    Good luck!! You will bang out those two-a-days for sure. I'll be thinking of you and checking back to see how it's going!

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SCULLY722 10/15/2014 9:33AM

    Do your best with your mini goals, but you're right, don't get discouraged if you don't achieve them. Be encouraged by what you do achieve! emoticon

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ENDUROVET 10/15/2014 9:12AM

    Your blog title caught my eye... Weight loss for me w/out a thyroid gland is always difficult! Also just signed up for MS150 bike ride next spring...
Best wishes from another former HS jock ;-)

Val

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JAROL7 10/15/2014 9:01AM

    Count your total calories. If you don't lose, lower your intake a little. I'm on Day #432 on this same journey.

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Two (2) Pound Mini Challenge

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

I was trying to decide on a mini goal and I decided to consciously work on losing 2 pounds. I know, we are here for weight loss and we have many goals that should lead us to the ultimate achievement of lower numbers on the scale, but I want to concentrate on shedding 2 real pounds over the next 7 days.

So from today, October 7, 2014 through Tuesday, October 14, 2014 Iím setting my mind to total dedication of losing 2 pounds. The big weigh day will be on Wednesday, October 15 for the results. I need all the support and motivation I can get; thank you in advance for your encouragement.

  
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GEMINIGEM6 10/8/2014 9:16PM

    I would like to join you please!! :)

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MAIROMORPH 10/8/2014 11:30AM

    Nice! all the best am also on a mission to lose 2LBS in the next week
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LULULUCY 10/8/2014 8:18AM

    Love it. Such a productive way to look at the week!!

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BILL60 10/8/2014 8:05AM

    Put it this way, if you don't reach that goal, you're gonna owe some serious push-ups.

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MSDIAMOND600 10/7/2014 4:40PM

    You can definitely do this. Up your water intake and stay on point with your nutrition. Of course get in some exercise. emoticon

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DAVIS_6311 10/7/2014 11:24AM

    Great idea! I'd like to join you on trying to get down two pounds as well! It's easier to look at a little goal as opposed to the BIG number I need to get down. Thanks! emoticon

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FITWITHIN 10/7/2014 11:19AM

    Update the music playlist with some extra upbeat emoticon , and keep moving. Keep veggies and water going strong. emoticon emoticon

I'm doing two Breast Cancer Events this week. emoticon I move for those who are not able to move. I will continue to move; as long as I have the strength to move.

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CRUISEGAL55 10/7/2014 11:07AM

    Remember- the mind believes what you tell it. Keep your self-talk positive & motivating. You are not losing 2lbs. You are releasing 2lbs.
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I'm Feeling Accomplished

Saturday, October 04, 2014

I am feeling pretty good about myself. This morning I participated in the Fayetteville-Cumberland Metric Century bicycle ride. It was a ride I scheduled to do since participating in it for the first time last year. The ride offered 3 options: 12 mile route (family ride) 30 miles and 64 miles. Last year I signed up to for the 30 mile ride, I had only been riding 3 Ĺ months and I was proud of my accomplishment for finishing.

Well on to this year. I didnítí think I was going to be able to ride because Injured my knee in May and Iíve been trying to recover. Iíve not been able to train as I would like so I was a bit discouraged about participating; but I had already registered. I knew I would have friends there to support so I packed up with the intentions to ride.

Needless to say, one of my cycling friends said letís give it a try as sheís been in the same situation and if we need to we can always turn back or catch the SAG wagon. To make a long story short we took the 30 mile route, completed it and I managed to shave 17 minutes off my time from last year. Wow, go me; I am so excited; Iím ready for the next challenge; at least thatís how I feel right now.

Itís so rewarding to finish something, especially when youíve doubted yourself and perhaps others have not supported you as you would like them to. I must admit I have great support, I was just doubted my abilities or at least scared due to the lack of training. Maybe next year Iíll be prepared enough to tackle the 64 mile option, we will just have to wait and see.

Two weeks ago I signed up for the Bike Like a Nut bicycle ride. This will probably be my last organized charity event for this year. It will be time to settle in for winter training. Iím hoping I will feel as good about that one as I do about this was once itís done!

Keep setting goals and holding yourself accountable to them. That is the only way weíre going to make progress. Today I can truly say, ďIím feeling Accomplished!Ē


  
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KENTUCKYMEL14 10/6/2014 1:45PM

    Awesome job, MCLYMORE! I love your post and now I feel inspired to get into cycling myself!

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BILL60 10/5/2014 6:45AM

    Super accomplishment. You should be real proud of yourself. Now, let's conquer that 60-miler next year.

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HOLIERTHANTHOU 10/4/2014 7:12PM

    I love this. Congratulations on giving it a shot even when you had doubts and congratulations on finishing! Your fitness buddy also sounds awesome. Good luck on your upcoming end-of-fall ride and I really hope you do go for that 64 mile ride next year!

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MJRVIC2000 10/4/2014 4:16PM

    Faith makes everything possible; Hope makes everything work; and Love makes everything beautiful! God Bless YOU! Vic.

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MCFITZ2 10/4/2014 4:02PM

    Your a win win win person. Great for challenging your self.
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7 Days Pepsi Free

Tuesday, September 30, 2014



So I set out to accomplish a goal to go without my most favorite beverage in the world; Pepsi for seven long days. Well Iím happy to share that Iíve met my goal. I know some people may think that itís small and insignificant, but to me, itís a huge accomplishment. I feel itís important to set small goals and celebrate the success; short term goals leads to long term success; well at least thatís what I think.

So how will I celebrate this success? Iím celebrating by sharing with all that support my efforts. Iím celebrating by knowing that I can do so many things if I really put my mind to it. Iím celebrating knowing that I saved about $10 over the past 7 days.

Next mini challenge is on the way; stay tuned!

  
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GEMINIGEM6 10/8/2014 9:17PM

    I don't think that's small at all! Congrats!

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GERIKRAGH 10/2/2014 11:42AM

    I remember when I was 7 days free. What a wonderful experience. I'm now 6 years free and love it.

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BILL60 10/2/2014 7:06AM

    Way to get it done!! Keep it up.

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BOVEY63 9/30/2014 2:57PM

    Reaching all those small goals begin to add up to even bigger and better goals reached!

Go you!
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HMBROWN1 9/30/2014 8:05AM

    That was the hardest part of my Whole30 program - giving up Diet Pepsi. I was totally addicted! Now I can barely finish a can. And it is a treat, not a staple. Congrats!

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Today is a special day

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Today is a special day. On this day 26 years ago I was blessed with my only child; my angel. Getting off work early to go to Physical Therapy and celebrate with my baby girl. Yes; today is a good day!

In picture from left to right, my daughter, me and my mom!



  
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BOVEY63 9/29/2014 3:59PM

    A family of beautiful women! Happy Birthday to your daughter.
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GERIKRAGH 9/26/2014 10:39AM

    Great pix.

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GOLFGMA 9/26/2014 8:55AM

    Lovely ladies! Have yourself a wonderful time with your Birthday girl! emoticon

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JANEMAR2 9/25/2014 12:15PM

    What great photos! Have a wonderful day!

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JO88BAKO 9/25/2014 10:08AM

    Love your pic! This is a special day for you. Have a really fun day

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PROPMAN1 9/25/2014 10:08AM

  Best ever. Have a joyous and blessed day!! emoticon

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