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Started Michigan Boot Camp today... Day 1

Monday, May 26, 2014

So here I am... back up weight... at least I am still down from when I started (every time) HAHA!

Today was day 1 of Michigan Boot Camp. I wake up around 4, leave around 430, and get there around 5. "Camp" is from 515-615.

I'm sitting on my couch right now about ready to pass out for a nap (trying to avoid it but it's so quiet in my home since everyone is still sleeping... the birds are chirping, and the windows are open letting the fresh air circulate my home.

I had a hardboiled egg and half cup of watermelon before and after my workout. I don't see myself having 3 meals and a snack a day during this boot camp. I see myself doing the 6 small meals a day until I get adjusted.

I have my bestfriend's wedding on June 28th. My dress is a size 16 and fits... shows more curves than I want. My plan for this boot camp is to get myself looking amazing in that dress. I don't need to be a smaller size... but I do need for the lumps and bumps to not show so much! I can't complain though, because when I ordered my size 16 dress (neverminding the David's Bridal sales rep telling me how much of a bad idea it was)... I was actually a size 18 solid.

I know how to lose weight and when I focus on it, I do it well.

I've got this.



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BILL60 5/26/2014 8:34AM

    You can do it!!

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HMBROWN1 5/26/2014 8:09AM

    You will make it! Great attitude! Best wishes - Heather

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Taking measurements definitely boosts my mood!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Watching my weight fluctuate... knowing I could be smaller than what I am now sometimes upsets me.... helps me with reality... but does get frustrating.

However.... taking measurements and seeing a loss in certain places is always a mood booster!

waist 36.5
hips 51
thigh 25.5
upper arm 13
chest 40.5

waist 35
hips 49
thigh 25.5
upper arm 13
chest 39.5

Waist down 1.5
hips down 2
thigh down 0
upper arm down 0
chest down 1

total loss is 4.5 inches from 12/18 to 1/15

Today is the start of the next BLC round. I got lost last round and didn't complete my goals like I wanted to. I refuse to be there again.

Today I'm weighing in at 235.8. My goal for this challenge is to be at 215 in 12 weeks. That's 20 pounds in 12 weeks. That's more than doable.

Let's get it!


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SUSAN-FIT-N-FAB 1/15/2014 4:47PM

    Great job! Keep it up!

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FUNGIRL81005 1/15/2014 12:05PM

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JENNYMARIEC 1/15/2014 10:55AM

    That's great progress! Keep up the good work!

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New Year...

Monday, January 13, 2014

I guess I'm a couple weeks late on this. I'm sitting here staring at this screen trying to put my thoughts in check... and I'm having a difficult time. I looked over the titles of my last several blogs to see that I've had one common thing... I keep falling down. Granted... I do keep getting back up but I need to work on falling less. Doesn't help my resources are low right now and it's really difficult to keep my mind right let alone by eating habits. It's not about eating too much... this time it's about not having the right foods to eat. It's a lot more difficult now that I'm not a single mom to two kids... or a trucker's wife. I won't lie. Back then... the first time around... it was so much easier than it is now.

I have so much personal stuff going on that trying to keep my head straight is rough. All I can do is keep standing up and keep going.

I reviewed my goal board and realized that I have 7 months to meet two of my goals... to get to my goal weight and to participate and complete a month at Michigan Boot Camp.

7 months.... that's not a lot of time... guess I better work harder huh?!



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AHTRAP 1/15/2014 5:44PM

    No idea if it's the same boot camp (is it a franchise?), but looking through Groupon offers, there's one for a "Michigan Women's Boot Camp" near my area. If you use Groupons, take a peek to see if there's anything similar out your way.

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Feel like I'm slipping... and can't get a grip.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Things have been so busy this last couple weeks that I feel like I'm losing a grip on myself. I'm not losing weight or inches like I know I can... and I have limited self control in my kitchen... I don't know if that's because I really need to go grocery shopping next week when we get paid and really don't have many "healthy" stuff. I haven't played DDR in a few days... but have gone on a walk or two over the last few days. I don't know. I hope things settle down soon with work chaos so I can get on a schedule and get back to my normal progress.

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STARFISHK 10/30/2013 4:14PM

    I love you guys and appreciate the kind words and advice. I've come too far to lose it now... it's times like these that I truly appreciate SP!

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KATI5668 10/30/2013 3:40PM

    sounds like you are sorting things see the issues...& are working on resolving them.

one step at a time..tis all any of us can do!

Hurrah for thinking about it..sorting it out & trying to find the answers!!

You are doing OK..just keep focused!

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FITFRIT 10/30/2013 12:25AM

    Take a few minutes for yourself to find your center and then make a list of what needs to be done. Then make a grocery list of healthy options for breakfasts, lunches, and dinners plus plenty of snacks. When all else fails I make helps me to not forget and feel like I am losing it even more.

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SHELTIE2013 10/29/2013 4:48PM

    Take a deep breath - baby steps and remember you are on a healthy adventure. Even if you are having a difficult time it isn't the end of the road.
Back in the saddle and giddy up girl emoticon

You can do it.

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PRIZM96 10/29/2013 4:31PM

    As long as you keep putting one foot in front of the other, making small good choices, you will come out of this on top!

Hang in there KIM! You got this! :-)

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HEATHERSCOTTTN 10/29/2013 4:18PM

    Take a deep breath and start making good choices.. one at a time!

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5 months later... 33 lbs down.

Monday, October 14, 2013

I started this journey over on May 14... Today marks 5 months since I started. I weighed in this morning at 240 lbs. So I've lost 33 lbs in 5 months. I could've done better... but I wasn't full on it for a month in between. I'm happy with myself.

In the last 5 months, I've probably been actively trying to lose weight for 3 1/2. So honestly... to me that's amazing!

Here's a breakdown of my inch loss:
6/5 - 42
10/9 - 40.5
Down 1.5

5/27 - 39.5
10/9 - 37.5
Down 2

5/24 - 52
10/9 - 48
Down 4

5/26 - 28.5
10/9 - 25.5
Down 3

Upper Arm
5/27 - 14
10/9 - 12.75
Down 1.25

Down 11.75 total.


As for my goals from now... My goal of 173 is still there and I keep working at it until I get it ;) That's my goals!


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SANDERSO23 10/14/2013 12:14PM

    You are doing emoticon
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SHELTIE2013 10/14/2013 12:14PM

    Well done on you weight loss adventure- emoticon To your goal

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