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I have been failing at the game of weight loss!

Monday, July 14, 2014

I have been pretty much on a downward spiral since last November. Not one exact thing, but a multitude of things have added up and I have put on 30lbs. I could list all my reasons and excuses, but at the end of the day it really doesn't matter. I'm depressed. I keep trying to restart my weight loss attempts, and I keep messing up. I feel like it is all mental. I have myself psyched out and feeling like I just can't do it. I know I can. I've lost well over 100lbs before. I just need to get back into the routine. I am restarting now. It feels a little freeing to get this all out in the open lol. Maybe it's just what I needed!

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ARMATTHAEI 7/18/2014 6:24PM

    Thanks for sharing this. No one fails at the "weight loss game" except those that don't keep trying. I hope things have gone better for you this past week.

I can tell you that initially this week has been tough for me, as I was doing a lot of binge eating. I am still not really on track, but getting there. I know that I am eating way too much salt for me & not drinking enough water, so today, I am focusing on getting my 8 glasses of water. Each little step helps move a person in the right direction, keep adding just one or two small goals at a time or slowly increase the goals that you have set for yourself.

I can so appreciate how important routine is for keeping a healthy lifestyle. That is one of the things that kinda frightens me about working nights, is that I will have to get used to that routine again and may loose my current momentum. It has often been when I have been stressed out or trying to do things quickly/"on the fly" that I take the easy way out, which ends up not being a healthy decision.

I want to wish you the best in this great journey to a better life.

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KNEEMAKER 7/14/2014 8:12PM

  Keep on keeping on. Step by step you will reach your destination. Give it time and get back on your old routine. You already know it is worth it. A real winner like you will always come out a winner. emoticon

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I am officially a home owner!!

Monday, April 28, 2014

So after 3 months of trying to get into this house we are finally in. Our closing was pushed back about a million times but we finally were able to close Friday. That was also the day we had to be out of our apartment. So we got the keys Friday at 5pm and moved at the speed of light. I had to work 12 hour shifts both Saturday and Sunday, so our new house is no where near being unpacked. I am so glad to be in our new home. I'm a little stressed though. I have painting to do and a few other projects to make everything perfect. I'll get there. My workouts and eating have suffered due to rushing to get moved and living out of boxes for the past week. I am going to get back on track. No more excuses!

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NOTGVGUP83 4/28/2014 9:14AM

    congrats on getting your home!

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MAGGIEVAN 4/28/2014 4:06AM

    Congrats. May you always remember how happy you feel now with your house.

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POSITIVEHOPE 4/28/2014 2:56AM

    Congratulation. That's quite an achievement. Hope you enjoy settling in.

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ROXYCARIN 4/28/2014 1:07AM


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April 1st

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

I feel like this year is flying! I haven't been getting very far with my weight loss goals for the year yet, but the scale is trending downward. So I'll take it. The year started off really rough for me but lately I've been back to my old routines of working out and eating right. And the weather is warming up which makes me SOOO HAPPY! I love being outside. It's actually supposed to be in the 50s and 60s here all week, so I've planned my workouts to be outside pretty much of the week. Here's what I've got going on:

Today: Run 2 miles, walk 2 miles.
Abs/back: 30 minutes
Fun walk this evening with a friend- 3 miles

Wednesday: Running the stairs at the McKinley Monument-30 minutes
Walk: 30 minutes
ST arms/shoulders: 30 minutes

Thursday: Run: 2 miles
Sprint intervals: 1 mile
ST legs/glutes: 30 minutes

Friday: Gym- Elliptical: 30 minutes
Abs/back: 30 minutes

Saturday: Walk outside: 60 minutes
ST arms/shoulders: 30 minuts

Sunday: Run: 2.5miles
Walk: 2.5 miles
Glutes: 30 minutes

I'm gonna work on my meal plans for the week later today. No matter what, I'll for sure be tracking and staying within my calorie range. I feel like the old me is totally back. I'm ready to go hard again, NO EXCUSES!

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NOTGVGUP83 4/2/2014 4:25PM

    great exercise plan. it's good that you're feeling like your old self again. keep up the good work!

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Happy Birthday to Me!!!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Lol so its my bday today. 26 years young! Today Im looking back on my 26 years and feeling so grateful! God has blessed me in so many ways and I cant thank Him enough!
Im at work right now but off at 7am. When I get off Im going straight to the gym. I plan to start my 26th year off the right way. Then later today Ill be going to dinner with my family. I already know Ill be eating a grilled chicken salad. Not because Im dieting but because I love the salads at this place. Lol.I plan to spend this next year focusing on my health, my family, and my happiness.

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NOTGVGUP83 3/25/2014 3:08PM

    Happy belated birthday sparkie! Hope it was wonderful =)

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GEMINICHIK 3/22/2014 10:24AM

    May this day bring countless happiness and endless joy and live with peace and serenity. Happy Birthday.

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    Happy Happy Birthday!!!! Here's to a great 26th year!!!! emoticon emoticon

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Day 14

Saturday, March 08, 2014

It's officially day 14 of my 28 day streak. I'm sitting at work, and again like last night there is more junk in the breakroom. It's becoming downright ridiculous. Today it's doughnuts, chips, and cheesy popcorn. I'm not even tempted today but I have to remark on it. Why do nurses eat the most junk food of all? We all know better! Anyways I'm sticking to my diet and going strong. Yesterday was so warm and nice outside. I went running for 30 minutes then walked for 15. It felt really good. I am so excited for warmer weather and outdoor workouts!! My workout plan for today is to do strength training on my arms, shoulders, and chest; followed by an hour of good cardio. Once I'm done with this blog I'll be working on my meal plan for today as well. I was very worried that I wouldn't be able to make it 2 weeks without junk food. Now I know it can be done, and I'm ready to conquer the next 2 weeks and be looking good for my birthday! No more excuses!


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