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Licking wounds

Monday, July 28, 2014

Well, I'm getting over the awful pictures of myself that are still hanging in the hallways at Longwood. Ugh.

And I'm a little put out that my workout routine has been a bit upset, but honestly, it could be so much worse, all things considered with tech week(s) and the show and everything. I'm really not that far off track, and this week I will be back in business... with Phase 3 of P90X. Wow, that went fast!

But, other than that, I'm doing okay. I'm going to try to schedule some vacation time for myself, however; I think I'm run down and stressed, and I think that's having adverse effects on me as far as my general mood and motivation.



Friday, July 25, 2014

Boy, nothing says "you still have a looooong way to go" more than looking at pictures of yourself.

Someone took some shots of the show last week, and they made a collage of all of them and put them up in the hall by the dressing rooms last night.

I HATED the way I looked. Really, truly HATED it.

I'm kind of in a funk now because of it. Even despite having made progress, I look at these pictures and suddenly I feel like a big friggin failure.

Why is that?

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PLMITCH 7/25/2014 4:55PM

    A couple of thoughts:

1) Have you compared how you look in the most recent pictures to pictures before that? If so, do you see improvements?

2) I remember 4+ years ago at my daughter's wedding that I thought I looked pretty good. And I did, compared to where I had been a year or two before then, but not where I wanted to get to. So I used that as motivation to get to where I am now.

Hope that helps...


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FIT4MEIN2013 7/25/2014 11:44AM

    It takes reprogramming ourselves to stop seeing the negative. Focus on the advances and progress that you have made. For me it is "Wow! 2 years ago, I wouldn't walk the 5 minutes to the store, now I walk 5-6 miles daily!"

The reprogramming is every bit as important as the weight loss. You can do it!

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CODEMAULER 7/25/2014 11:10AM

    Would you say those things about how any of your SparkFriends looked in photos?

Then stop talking to yourself that way. You are working hard and busting through your barriers. Be good to yourself and know that no masterpiece was created overnight.

Consider that your hop in the shorts... TGIF and let us know how opening night was when that frame of mind returns.


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GREGINPROGRESS 7/25/2014 10:54AM

    One of my favorite SparkPeople contributors is Dean Anderson, and he has an article called "3 ways to stop negative thinking" that I think might be helpful:

The part of your brain that is saying negative things is very clearly mistaken in my opinion. You have lots of evidence to prove it wrong, so you need to shoot down each negative thought with a positive argument. Get into horse stance and vertical punch those negative thoughts in the face. :)

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Two-pound loss last week!

Monday, July 21, 2014

I started the week at 151... and I finished it at 149. Woo hooo!!

I'm on my way!

This is also our final week of tech for the show... if I make it through this week and still manage to stick to my workouts, I will have pretty much proven it to myself that I can do anything I set my mind to. Last week I felt like I was being put through a meat grinder, and this week will be no different.

Time to dig deep!

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CODEMAULER 7/21/2014 1:31PM

    You've got this!

I'll send you all the 'hang in there' thoughts that I have, but you won't need 'em. Just breathe from time to time.


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CAROLINERSA 7/21/2014 12:41PM

    Well done!

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144AUTUMN 7/21/2014 12:28PM

  Keep up the good work!!

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Day 45 - and forgot to weigh in!!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Tech for the show (opens in one week!) is really kicking my keester, and so I overslept this morning, meaning two things:

1) I missed my regular workout time and will have to work out tonight AFTER performing at Longwood (ugh!)


2) I ran late and so forgot to weigh in - so I really have no idea if I did my two-pound loss this week. The suspense is killing me!

At least I feel good and well-rested. My body must have really needed that sleep. Getting to bed at midnight and waking up at 5:30 really isn't my cup of tea, and it's all I've been doing since we started tech. Thank goodness we only have one more week of this - then I can get back to my routine of "early to bed, early to rise."

Also, today is Day 45 of P90X - halfway done! WOO HOO! I'm really proud of myself!

And you know, I'm rethinking my plan... I may do another round of P90X right away when I'm done, taking me through November - and maybe I'll do Insanity in December (which will definitely help stave off holiday weight gain).

Stuff to think about. Hmmmm.

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    Congrats on reaching the halfway mark! Either plan you choose sounds pretty badass to me. Bring it!

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CODEMAULER 7/18/2014 1:33PM

    The scale shall weight!

Bah, what an awful pun!

I hit the hay pretty hard myself. I hope that's all I needed to power through the weekend. There's plenty to do while the sun shines!

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    Not weighing in is not a mortal sin against the Holy Ghost. (In older world (the 1960's) Catholicism, those were the absolutly worst sins of all!)

Make Today the Greatest Day of Your Life

emoticon Until Tomorrow!

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Monday, July 14, 2014

I've decided that this is a week where I will weigh in on Friday and be able to record a 2-lb loss.

I'm definitely on track for it. I've got an active week planned, I'm super-motivated as far as eating healthfully is concerned, and I'm feeling good about how things are going to go.

Extra-motivating is the fact that a 2-lb loss will put me once again into the 140s, which will feel excellent on a psychological level... and it means that I have a chance of actually achieving my short-term goal of 145 by August 1. 145 is only 10 lbs away from my final goal of 135!

So... I'm ready! I'm ready! I'm ready-eddy-eddy-eddy-eddy-eddy-eddy!

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    Bring it! emoticon emoticon

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CODEMAULER 7/14/2014 1:31PM

    Sounds like the right path and the best way to achieve those goals!

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