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No Walking.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Ok I really need the scale to move downward, like seriously! All week it's been pretty much the same. I did not walk today on my treadmill. I do not plan to. Maybe I am just looking for an excuse NOT to, but I found when I added in the walking, the scale stalled.

Frankly my first goal is to lose weight. To lose weight to be able to do more. So, maybe it's an excuse for now but lets see if the scale moves. Maybe I wasnt eating enough?

I think I need a heart rate monitor. Something to give me a more accurate reading on how many calories I might be burning. One would think I would burn far more calories walking a 24 min mile than riding a bike, sitting on my butt for the same amount of time. NOT even close according to many calorie burning calculators I have tried and SparkPeople's estimate.

I was off work yesterday. I biked, walked, kettlebelled, did steps on my stairs and even tried to jog for a few minutes on the treadmill. That was not a pretty sight.

Today biked 50 mins, then gave it another go and did 30 more. I would REALLY like to see at least 2 pounds gone by Saturday.

Oh Fairy Godmother.........? Where are you?

Working tonight 5 hours. That will take my mind off food and keep me busy.

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LALATIDAH 7/24/2014 11:59AM

    We all have periods where it seems the scale doesn't show any change, but that doesn't mean you aren't losing. The scale is not the only indicator you should be watching! With all the exercise you are doing, you may be gaining the weight you are losing by gaining it in muscle. If you are eating 3 healthy meals and drinking plenty of water, the scale will soon become your friend again.
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FOCUSD 7/24/2014 11:26AM

  Switching up exercise will probably do the trick. But there is a science, calories out must exceed calories in so I'm doing the treadmill consistently and avoiding the scale. Nobody else will see our numbers but they will see our healthy lifestyle and notice the improvement in our bodies and energy.

P.S. but if you do see the Fairy Godmother please send her to Illinois.

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SEVERINA418 7/24/2014 11:24AM

    You just amaze me with the amount of exercise you do! Keep up the good work because even if the scale stalls, you're doing your body wonders for getting fit and healthy. The weight will come off if you're doing things right--it has to!

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LMGMILLER 7/24/2014 11:19AM

    Yes where is that Fairy Godmother she got lost on the way to my house too, I am also looking to work hard for a two pound loss this week I am going on vacation soon. I also found that when I was working it was a good distraction from food, I only had the food that I brought to work with me that i packed the night before. Now I am not working and I am here with the food all day long I do fairly well but would like it if I could get motivated to get in some more fitness time while I'm here all day.

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Why now?

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

My grand daughter Aubree She is 14 months.
This is the reason for my new spark.

I will be in better shape for her. I just grew and grew and grew after I had my kids. It's not that I didn't care, it's that I had no clue. No direction. I was oblivious.

Now, as I age, I have reached a point where I want MORE from my life and I want to give more to those that I love.

I am taking today to revisit my goals and accomplishments. What I need to do to strive forward, what I need to re-tweak to get me where I need to be.

At 320 pounds there is no reason with the amount of activity that I am doing that I cant lose at least 4-5 pounds a week. I am not. What's wrong with my food? I eat roughly on average 1200-2000 calories a day. I know that's a big gap. When I can eat lower I lose slowly. When I have a big 2000 calorie day I gain 3 pounds. It's frustrating.

To date I have lost 94 pounds in this journey. I started at around 414. I guessed. The scale I had finally registered a weight about 2 weeks into this.....way back in 2010. So I guestimated I had lost 10 pounds when the scale read 404. My lowest weight was 309 I think. Thats 105 lost, back in 2011? 2012 and 2013 wher espent dilly-dallying around the 325 mark and when I started inching back up in 2014 around the 340 mark I knew I had to do something or become one of those people that gain it ALL back and more. Frankly I cant afford to do that.

I want my life. I want to do things that are limited to me because of my weight.

Have a better life in general.
Have a better sex life (vah vah voom)
Go to a ball game, concert or anywhere with stadium seating and fit right in.
Go ziplining.
Walk and then Run a 5K.
Fly on a plane.
To do these things WORRY-FREE.
To rock a pair of jeans that I bought in a non full figure size.
To never buy clothes out of a catalog again.
To never have anyone look at my hanging tummy again and to never having to worry about where to put my butt when I bend over. (yeah you women know what I mean)
To not be an embarrassment for ANYONE.
To gain confidence in myself.

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MILPAM3 7/23/2014 2:42PM

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SEVERINA418 7/23/2014 9:48AM

    That's a wonderful list of goals! And your granddaughter is adorable--I love all that pretty hair on her sweet, little head!

Once again, you've inspired me, my dear. I haven't looked at my goals in a LONG time, and I think that is exactly what I need to do in order to get back on track. I've been derailed for a long minute now, and my train needs to get back on its track!


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JAROL7 7/23/2014 9:31AM

    Good motivation.

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LHEFFERN 7/23/2014 9:17AM

    I share many of your goals.

Way to regroup and look forward.


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Tues. July 22, 2014

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The last 2 days have been hard, really really hard. I must have developed a few good "habits" though because even though I didn't really want to exercise, somehow I found it in myself to do it. 8 straight days of walking at least a mile each night.

At first it was yeah, look at me doing this. WOO HOO! By the third day it had worn off and I was more like, "yeah big whoop...trudge trudge...weak yay...God I don't want to do this!"

I have never liked to walk. EVER. Im like, get me as close to the door as possible in the parking lot.

One thing I can say though is this. I wish I could run. I wish I could just take off and start jogging. Maybe that's why I feel so ho hum about it right now. Im stuck walking. Just walking.

Not a very upbeat blog today. Just know I am trying. Tomorrow is another day.

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DANLIN60 7/23/2014 1:31PM

    I know how you feel Sandy but we all have to keep trying. don't give up.


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SEVERINA418 7/22/2014 4:03PM

    Strive for running! No one can stop you from getting there but you!

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Even stevens.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sunday evening and believe me when I say, my calories have SUCKED today. I ate a big ole cheeseburger and then I had a soda (no refills) Then I had a sweet tea and then...on the way home from taking my daughter back to her dads (150 mile round trip) I stopped and bought some potato chips that I can not find in my neck of the woods that I absolutely LOVE.

So the last thing I wanted to do was come home and exercise right? Right.

But I did it anyway.

There's a Rocky movie on TV. Reminds me that I should really get some inspiring music and some earplugs and lose myself in my exercises. Do you think that possible?

It's a nice thought.

Another nice thought is that if I ever wanted to beat anyone up I could probably kick the snot out of them as strong as my legs are becoming. lol. I am not a violent person, not sure why that comes up but hey, there it is. emoticon

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SEVERINA418 7/20/2014 9:26PM

    LOL! That last bit made me laugh! I haven't exercised since probably 2-3 weeks ago??? You've inspired me to get to it tonight. Since it's already dark out, I'll just do one of my Leslie Sansone videos.

My eating has been like poo all weekend! That, too, is going to get changed, like right now!

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Saturday night

Saturday, July 19, 2014

It's Saturday night but it feels like Sunday around here today. The weather was a bit dreary so no one went anywhere. My husband has been in the garage all day today making a few things to put in the Cattleman's Association booth this year at the Ohio State Fair.

I have been spending a good bit of my time today with my grand daughter. She's 1 and we've been working out. I even got down on the floor today and we rolled around together and did leg lifts. It was so cute and funny. (not me, her.)

Did the bike this morning and more bike and walking tonight. My speed and distance is improving and only after 5 days. I still dont like it though lol.

Oh well.

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SEVERINA418 7/19/2014 9:03PM

    It sounds like you had a blast with your granddaughter!

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