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Tuesday, January 03, 2012

I just got off of the treadmill for the first time in a while and I want to throw up. I was only on for 11 minutes (alternating between jogging and walking). It was hard but I am determined to keep it up.

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VDSHIELDS 1/4/2012 4:09PM


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PAULWARD1 1/4/2012 11:26AM

    Baby steps...

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So Mad at Myself

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

I am back with trying to get healthy. My last weigh in was on 4/1/11 and I weighed 218. I weighed today and back up to 246. :( Extremely depressed.

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TAMLKING 12/1/2011 6:34AM

    I am glad to see you're back and I want you to know that I am here for you!!! The best thing is that you don't give up trying. Like the others said, you have the tools to do what you need to do. Don't beat up on yourself over what is now in the past.

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BRANDIGIRL313 12/1/2011 4:28AM

    hello my darling! guess who's in the same boat as you! ME! i lost 15 lbs before and now i am more than when i started too!lol!but, i am beginning my workout this morning at 4 am, for the first time in months! lol! i miss you terribly! it's always good to start with a buddy, so it's the 1st of december! let's start together: today do all those spark--do--gooder things and feel better about a brand new start. i'll be looking for you when i get off work, and i want to hear that youre getting started!

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VDSHIELDS 11/30/2011 2:23PM

    thanks everyone

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JAZZEJR 11/30/2011 9:28AM

    Let your first sentence set the pace, and this time just stay with the program--NO MATTER WHAT! It may be hard, but you're alive--you have to be doing something while you're here on this earth, so why not sometihing good for yourself so that you can enjoy your life more! emoticon

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    Thanks for sharing and wishing you well in enjoying the process of reaching your goals, staying focused and learning what works for you. All the best Mark

Keep focused, don't be too hard on yourself and good luck...

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KENTUCKYWOMAN 11/30/2011 3:45AM

    Just goes to show, ''when we get lax, the pounds creep right back up." AS TellingGrey has said, you have the tools to fix this.
Hang in there.

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TELLINGGREY 11/30/2011 2:06AM

    i know anything anyone says will sound cliche but so you messed up, you have the tools to fix it, do what you did before but this time kick it up a knotch. It could be fun.

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I Need Motivation to Exercise

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Working out became a habit of mine a few months ago. I enjoyed it! I didn't think about going, I just went. Now, with all of the changes in my work schedule I can't get a routine together. Now I am started a new job and I am trying so hard to figure out when I am going to get my butt to the gym.

I worked midnights for so long, that my body isn't on a schedule yet (I just started day shift yesterday after working midnights for almost 13 years.) I am thinking that I am going to go to the gym after my daughter goes to bed at 8pm or it might be better to go right after work.

I don't know but I am ready to get out of this rut and stop working out haphazardly.

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BEANTOWN18974 1/25/2011 3:03PM

    give yourself some slack... when you make it a priority, and the rest of your schedule gets regulated, I'm sure you will get back to your habit!

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CBARRETT10 1/25/2011 2:04PM

  Try working out right after work...and see if it works for you! Good luck! Keep us posted! emoticon

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TAMLKING 1/25/2011 7:51AM

    What time do you start work in the morning? Just wondering if there's any way you can get up a bit earlier and work out? Or go as soon as you get off work like the others suggested.
You're having to adjust to a major change in your schedule and it will take a little time before you can get it all worked out, but I know you'll figure it out.

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    OH SO YOU'RE A DAYSHIFTER NOW, HUH...don't know if I like that...lol. J/K. Take a little time and see how your new schedule goes. With me starting school again, I was kind of confused when I should exercise also. But, after about a week I was like oh ok! I have time here and here and just picked. I do agree about going right after work, don't give your body too much time to relax.

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BRANDIGIRL313 1/25/2011 5:43AM

    you gotta get it started! one tiny step at a time, gonnalose is right. you gotta set yourself up to suceed. if you exercise early when your energy is highest, fatigue wont be an excuse. i work out twice a day, once in the morn and once at nite. i started by making a sheet on the wall by my computer and this little memo pad had exactly 21 lines on it. everyday i worked out i would write ithe date down with a happy face next to it. my goal was to try to get 21 consecutive days to fill the page completely. (i'm looking at it right now cause i never took it down, it still motivates me even tho it's more than 2 months old) when i first started, i worked out every day for 4 days,( emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon) then i skipped 5 days(summers birthday preperations)then i was back on for 9days,( emoticonx 9)then i was off for 2 days(thanksgiving)and then i hit my stride at that point i realized that i was coming back to my workouts even when i missed one, and that missing a workout was like missing an important appointment. by the time i had (wait a sec, let me count'em) 15 days on the sheet(even with all the skip days) i felt obligated to work out!!! and after i had filled up 2 sheets i didnt need to write it any more! now i work out twice a day no matter what! try it. maybe it'll work for you ! emoticon

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W8WHITTILER 1/25/2011 3:25AM

    I would the one right after work, because your body is going through a change right now, if you wait until 8 pm you might not get it done, because you have already been home, relaxed and ready to call it day, so try going right after work, pack your bag and carry it with you in the car.
Let me know how it works out!

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Blood Pressure Update

Saturday, January 22, 2011

*Update on my doctor's visit/blood pressure
*Stress level
*Meet my doggie, Kibbles

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REDRUDY5 1/24/2011 3:16PM


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    emoticon on your weight loss. I love the video blog! It does appear to be more personal. Keep doing what you're doing!

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TAMLKING 1/23/2011 6:18AM

    I do love the video blogs, it's like sitting there talking to you! emoticon

Great job on the progress and the reduced blood pressure. I'm on the same meds. I do agree with WHISTLEFISHY, try to sound more excited about the weight loss! You have been doing so well, be proud of yourself!

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BRANDIGIRL313 1/23/2011 12:01AM

    alright! virginia comes to video!great progress!you are doing it! the reduction of stress because of the shift change will probrably help out too! i still love yr hair!lol!

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CHATELAINE19 1/22/2011 8:14PM

    Congratulations on your progress. I'm glad your blood pressure was down yesterday. I have to tell you that after 2 months of regular exercise, I was able to drop one of my blood pressure meds. The doctor says is if I keep at it (healthier eating and exercie) I will probably be able to get rid of the other pill. So best of luck. Glad you had a good day and thanks for the video blog.

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WHISTLEFISHY 1/22/2011 7:38PM

    Kibbles is so cute! I find it very commendable that you're trying to fix the HTN and BS through diet and exercise and get off the pills. 18 lbs in a month and a half (pretty much) is freaking awesome. Start sounding more excited about it, lol. I'm sorry to hear about your father, he's a lucky man to have two personal nurses. I'm also a nurse, that in itself is enough cause for stress. So much so, if I don't get a proper control on the stress I think I'll be picking a different career path. Anyways, you're doing awesome. Keep on trucking through the rough parts of life and your rewards will come. (You're already getting lower BP!)

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This Is It!!!!!! No More Midnight Shifts!!!!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Tonight is my last night on a full-time midnight shift!!!! I have been working midnights for about 12-13 years and now it is over! I cannot wait to sleep in my bed at night. To take my kids to school each day and be alert when they get home is going to be great.

I think I am going to buy new pajamas and pillows to celebrate my sleeping at home at night and developing better sleep habits!!!!!!! emoticon emoticon

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BRANDIGIRL313 1/22/2011 11:52PM

    emoticon and now we can go skating!(cackling and grinning evilly over clasped hands)

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TAMLKING 1/22/2011 7:02AM

    Congratulations!!!! Your kids are totally going to LOVE having Mommy there at night and to take them to school. It will be good for all of you!

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BRILYNN79 1/21/2011 9:10AM

  Going to the dark side huh? Enjoy the sleep!

New jammies sound wonderful!

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