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No consistency

Friday, December 04, 2009

So I ran several SparkPeope reports today - for up to several months/years of exercise and food. Know what I saw? A lot of nothing. A day or two here and there of committment, followed by days of inactivity if not a lot more than days!

No WONDER I have had such a difficult time...NO CONSISTENCY.

What a wake up call.

  
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ONEKIDSMOM 12/5/2009 6:39AM

    Yeah, I agree... I do better when I track. But I'm tracking on paper too right now, and in a time crunch, I'm letting that serve.

Look forward to seeing how we all do with consistency over the next month or two.

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SMILESWITH7KIDS 12/4/2009 8:42PM

    Ran reports....hmmm...makes me think I'd better get back to inputting information.

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FITKAT2010 12/4/2009 7:38PM

    Excellent discovery. Consistency is key to success. So, I think you are going to do something about this, right? Right!

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CYCLEMEL 12/4/2009 5:48PM

    Consistency is the key! Go for it! You can do if you put your mind to it - good luck!

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Just as my title says...

Friday, December 04, 2009

Fall down and get up.

I wouldn't say I fell down so much, as circumstances changed and I am having to change with them. I had to quit Jenny Craig because I lost 1/3 of my income. So while it was working well for me, it's not an option right now. After a month or two of feeling sorry for myself, LOL, I'm back on spark full time and trying to walk my walk during the holidays....

Ho Ho Ho. LOL.

Doing the Wii fit (Fun!!), working dance stuff...and trying to not binge on the sugar that seems to overflow the office this time of year.

  
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PRYDEQUEEN 12/4/2009 11:16AM

    Welcome back! You can do this!

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Mid August Check in

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

It's been up and down. I keep reminding myself this is not a linear process....I took about 10 years to pack on this weight and it's not going to be a magical lose-every-week journey that only takes 6 weeks. So...attitude is staying pretty consistent now after a two-week nosedive into depression and stress. I was up 3 pounds at my last weigh in - after no food program and little exercise for about 10 days... and reminding myself it's all good.

So...I've picked my butt back up and got on the horse again.

I have 5 weeks till the 3-day Suhaila level I workshop in SoCal. For training I am aiming at doing the online class (which basically consists of 60 minutes of conditioning and 30 or so minutes of dance instruction) 5X a week, and walking the dog daily for 30 minutes. Also working on getting my steps per day up from a very lazy 2500 to 5000 by the end of the week or so, without hurting my knees!

I have some emotion tied to the arthritis and injuries. It SUCKS. I am used to being able to do what I want to do...pushing through it...and my body is no longer accepting that method. An area for growth I suppose, LOL.

  


July Check In

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Three months into Jenny Craig: 23 pounds and 20+ inches lost.

Had some setbacks: Pulled my back and was off program and exercise for a week. Stress level pretty high (still is). Working on curbing my perfectionism. I didn't get to 250 pounds in three months, I got here in about 10 years. So I keep reminding myself to look far in the future and keep putting one foot in front of the other.

When I start to lose motivation, something seems to happen to remind me of why I'm committed to this path: My dad died from his obesity and poor health. I want to be around, and be HEALTHY, VITAL, and ACTIVE for a long time.

I'm about 8 weeks out from my first 3-day Suhaila Salimpour Level I workshop...Scary stuff. I'm having to modify a lot because of injuries and sometimes I wonder if I've lost my mind, but again, one foot in front of the other. One class (I do the online classes) at a time.

I'm worthy. I'm worth it. My life is worth it.

Preachin' to the choir again, aren't I, LOL?

  
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KEEPITMOVING 7/29/2009 9:19AM

    wooohooo! one foot in front of the other for sure! keep on keepin on...
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PRYDEQUEEN 7/28/2009 11:18PM

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ONEKIDSMOM 7/28/2009 10:14PM

    Hey, why d'you think the choir goes to church every Sunday? We need to hear it over and over! Good for you, and you're right... you are worth it!

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10 weeks

Monday, June 29, 2009

In the 10 weeks since I last posted:

I've lost apxl 17 pounds - combination of Jenny Craig and exercise.

The first 6 weeks were easy, the last four? not so much. This is where the habits of a lifetime want to assert themselves. It's easy to be a program for a few weeks...but when it starts into the "few months" part, the childish part of me wants to be done.

That said, I'm sticking with it. I didn't get to be 250+ in six weeks. I didn't lose my cardiovascular fitness in 6 weeks either. So...one day at a time. One step at a time, one meal at a time.

Retaining my motivation is key, and I struggle with it, some days more, some less. I'm under 240 for the first time in at least 3 years. That, in itself, is pretty damn amazing.

  
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ANONYGIRL 6/30/2009 8:35AM

    Darn I must have clicked twice. So congrats again. :)

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ANONYGIRL 6/30/2009 8:35AM

    Congratulations! It's tough, but you can do it.

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ONEKIDSMOM 6/30/2009 7:42AM

    Good for you!

In those tough times, come back and read this post, it's a keeper.
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FITKAT2010 6/29/2009 7:33PM

    YES IT IS!

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CARO1YN 6/29/2009 7:25PM

    Good for you, sounds like you have it all figured out. I am proud of you keep up the good work. Keep your eye on the prize. emoticon

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