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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Fabulous because it's half way to the which we are celebrating our 5 year anniversary (of being a couple, married for 3) by taking a long weekend to come on Friday!

Fabulous because since my last weigh in 9 days ago, I've lost 3 pounds...and my only goal weight wise was 2 pounds this MONTH, so I'm ridiculously pleased.

Fabulous because I finished my biggest quilt project to date the baby quilt pictured above and will gift it to someone special to me who has wanted a baby very badly and is only a few short weeks away from having that baby....

All in all, an excellent Wednesday by my account. Hope it's the same for you....

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TIKITAMI 7/14/2010 11:56AM

Sounds like you are having a great week!

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MINIDRIVER63 7/14/2010 10:44AM

    Gorgeous quilt!

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SHEALUNA 7/14/2010 10:41AM

    Woohoo! Congrats on all your accomplishments this week! Especially on the weight loss!!! emoticon

I'll be visiting P-town myself soon! :-) It's been four years so you can imagine how excited I am. Powell's here I come!!! lol

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KRO-BAR 7/14/2010 10:24AM

    Yay!!! Congrats on the weight loss!

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Pretty pretty princess...

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Tuesday check in....

Monday was good, you know, considering it was a Monday...i rode my bike, made it through a Monday at work, taught a beginner dance class, then sweated my butt off at dance rehearsal...watched a couple more episodes of True Blood season 1...and slept like a rock. Not much to complain about in any of it.

Today, repeat bike ride....repeat work....attend memorial service this evening for someone I don't really know but I need to be there in support of my partner....finish sewing the binding down for a baby quilt because YIKES the shower is tomorrow (how'd that happen??)...and oh yeah...

I'm a princess!

No, no delusions...I'm the Pennies for pampering team princess for the week...Not sure what my royal duties entail...but in the spirit of the team I'm going to check my "penny bank" (i do a penny for each point earned during the month) and splurge on something...even if i only have enough for a nail polish.

I may also torment my family by saying things like "we are not amused" LOL. have a fabulous tuesday ...

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PRYDEQUEEN 7/13/2010 9:41AM

    Love your pennies for points idea!

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NANN66 7/13/2010 9:17AM

    LOL! Love your enthusiasm..Have a great day!! emoticon

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well no wonder I'm fat...

Monday, July 12, 2010

I rode my bike this a.m. on a one-mile loop I had mapped out using the Sparkpeople fitness map maker...It took me 7 minutes and burned a total of....48 calories.

This is the beginning of my biking journey and I had no idea how long it would take me to bike one mile. Seven minutes? That's not much. 48 calories? That's really not much. It is, however, a reasonable start. I will ride the same route tomorrow. Wednesday, I will add a quarter mile to my route, and I will continue adding every other day until i'm riding at least 20 minutes every morning...and riding in the evening as time permits.

Part of me, of course, wanted to chart a 10 mile route and begin it immediately! I have so often found - I've good intentions, and crappy follow through. That's why I joined the Slowest Loser team...and why I'm making my goals for biking ridiculously doable - because I have a habit of making my goals unrealistic and never reaching them. I'm hoping I'll continue to be as excited about the whole thing as I am now...and be looking forward to adding to my route and building my stamina....rather than the whole "ugh, I donwanna" I get when I plan too much too soon.

But 48 calories? Seriously...the end was an uphill slope that had me puffing like crazy. No wonder I'm overweight..I have such unrealistic views of how much I'm eating and how much I'm moving...I think "gee I'm tired" at the end of the day..and I've been freaking busy...but I haven't been MOVING.

However, I'm plodding along with the Slowest Loser team as my baseline and I'm finding that at least I'm DOING it...which is much more than I could say in the past. I'm up to 5-6K steps on my pedometer a day, and that is a LOT.

Slow and steady wins the race...right? right!

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HAPPY_HANK 7/13/2010 3:50PM

    Nice job pacing yourself.


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KRO-BAR 7/13/2010 3:41PM

    Nice job on taking a hard look at what you need to do! Congrats on the bike ride!! Get some bike shorts---they really do help with the saddle sore :)

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PRYDEQUEEN 7/12/2010 9:45PM

    Stop looking at stupid numbers! Look at what you are accomplishing! did you think you would be riding a bike this time last year? Imagine what you may be doing next year!

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CHERYL7777 7/12/2010 4:58PM

    You sound like me. When I am motivated I can whip the world. To bad that motivation has a tendency to wain in short time. I think your plan of taking it slow and very doable is exactly what we need to be doing. Take your time to build up to that 10 miles and beyond. Good luck to you.

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CDGOLDILOCKS 7/12/2010 4:53PM

    Slow and steady wins the race.

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new bike!!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

There she first grown up bike! I really, REALLY wanted a Nirve Lahaina...but at $450+ it was simply not in my budget. So I went around and tested many bikes...and for the price, this was the best fit for me, a Diamondback Lustre I.

Today, after getting an artistic recharge at the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show , I'll be purchasing a helmet...and starting my journey. I've joined a Sparkteam for riders with osteoarthritis...and will be doing a virtual transamerica bike ride...too fun!

Woo hoo!

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KRO-BAR 7/12/2010 10:59AM

    Yay Biking!!! It's one of my favorite ways to exercise because it doesn't feel like exercise!

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KATCHAGIRL 7/11/2010 11:30AM

    VERY COOL!!! Sounds like fun!! CONGRATS and enjoy your ride!! :)

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REDHATLADY9 7/10/2010 11:31AM

    didn't know that they had a Spark Team for riders on my way to join i love riding my bike but it has been to hot.

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MSDELISLE 7/10/2010 10:42AM

    emoticon emoticon I hope you enjoy riding as much as I do!

P.S.: Glad to read you are getting a helmet before you start riding!

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Right there in living color...

Friday, July 09, 2010

Pride weekend, we went to Joe's Crab Shack...tons of fun. A gal came around and took our pic and told us it'd be on the website. I'd forgotten all about it till yesterday I got an ad/email from them so i went to their website to look it up.

Holy cow Batman...

I almost *almost* uploaded it here because no one could really believe what a bad pic it is by words alone...but I couldn't do it. For one...we'd been eating spinich dip...and apparently I had a big ol' piece of spinach that made it look like I'm missing a tooth! Niiiice. Very sexy, let me tell you...

the worst? I look like I weigh at LEAST double ... I'm not kidding. i was wearing a short-sleeved T and the little cap sleeve had rode up...and from the angle she took upper arm looked like a THIGH...if you think "oh it probably wasn't that bad..." when I showed my partner the pic after she said that she said ", no, no that's not a good let's not put that one on facebook..." LOL.

Where upon I turned to her and said "do I often look like that jodie? Or is this just a really bad picture?" and she began to squirm....and I knew what the answer was. Finally, she said, "well it depends on what you're wearing...that shirt um, does sort of highlight you're weight on your arms..."

Ouch. Big ouch.

Then, this a.m. on FB, I see my friend who is doing Atkins has lost 26 pounds. Mind you, I do not believe it is a healthy way to do it and I'm not going to do it, or any other weight loss thing except count calories and work out, period, but it lead me to a moment of ...will I ever lose this freaking weight? What's wrong with me? Why don't I do what I KNOW I should be doing?

Well, I nipped that right in the bud. Reminded myself I've been exercising some almost every day...that big dramatic plans only go by the wayside for me in a few days and I'm better off doing it slow and easy. I can allow that picture to pull me down, or motivate me to DO WHAT I KNOW I SHOULD BE DOING. I choose the latter.

so now I'm going to get off the computer and go walk the dog before work. One step at a time, one glass of water at a time, one good choice at a time, i will become healthier and reach my goals.

thanks Joe's Crab Shack for the boost in resolve.

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    You can absolutely do this! One day at a time. I'm with you there on the pictures thing - they all make me huge. I hate pictures these days. But I will get back to the place where I'm not afraid of the camera anymore. Maybe it will take some time, but it will happen. And it will happen for you too. Just keep moving forward. As long as you have more forward steps than backward steps, you'll get there. :) Good luck! emoticon

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SOLYMAR1317 7/9/2010 12:13PM

    Good luck NoRegret! Everyday your good choices become more automatic and they get better and easier. [I know this is true and remind myself of it, too...]

This wknd my friend took a pic of me and I found it so incredibly unflattering: very similar to your experience, (but without the www horror)! The spinach teeth comment was funny, though.

Here's to keeping our spark strong!

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PRYDEQUEEN 7/9/2010 9:47AM

    Thanks for sharing what we all go through and the reminder to take it slowly. It will be worth it! You were brave! I avoid the camera like the plague!

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