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Snowy Sunday

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Today is my "big" exercise day - leading a 2 hour intensive bellydance class. If I taught 3x a week like this I'd have no problem getting my exercise in!

Because my stress load has been so high with working, college, dance and life in general, I took an "easy" term for college for Winter: A math class I needed, and a yoga and a water aerobics class! When I started taking night/weekend classes I didn't think into the future well. I took spring term, then summer, followed by is winter and spring...with no break. Needless to say, i am totally sick of school, the pressures of studying and working with no break. I won't skip taking summer term off again! I'm hoping this coming term with the yoga/water aerobics will help lighten the stress load and get me moving to help counter the arthritis flaring due to the weather..and get me in the habit of exercise - and caring for myself. Not so good at that, caring for myself.

So we shall see. Off to study, prep for dance class....maybe sew a bit on the christmas projects.

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PAR2GO 12/6/2009 12:04PM

    Wow! You are ambitious! Keep up the great work!

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FYRCOP 12/6/2009 10:21AM

    Great job and attitude! I have to agree the arthritis tends to let me know when the weather's changing. Sometimes it gets really, really obnoxious. Especially these days.

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LADYRAVEN1963 12/6/2009 10:15AM

    Good luck with all you're accomplishing...

And we have Schnee here as well... I LOVE IT!

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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.

Good luck! emoticon

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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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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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