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Old 01-02-2012, 10:36 PM   #1
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Smile I can do it AGAIN in 2012! Support welcomed!

I have been overweight my entire adult life, and probably since about age 10. I haven't let it stop me, I still do what I want, skiing, boating, etc. I even was in the Army for eight years, all the while undergoing the dreaded "tape test" to prove my body fat was within range. I have no more excuses at this point. I am completely done with school (I have my Master's) and am working in a job which is as high as I can go in my profession. It is time to focus this energy on something worthwhile, MYSELF. I am going to take charge of MY HEALTH because I am the only one that can. And I know I can do it, as long as I stay on track. My disclaimer: I currently weigh 261 lbs and my ultimate goal weight is 150.

I ran one half marathon in 2007........I can do another in 2012!
I lost a bunch of weight in 2007........I can do it AGAIN in 2012!
I got in shape to join the Army once...........I can do it AGAIN in 2012!

So my goals include the following:
1. Run the Virginia Beach Rock and Roll Half Marathon Labor Day 2012
2. Lose 80 lbs in eight months
3. Go back in the Army Reserve (to enhance my pay and get my student loans paid off).

This is a win win situation, the only thing stopping me is myself. I can do this, I just have to remain focused. Any support is appreciated!!
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Old 01-03-2012, 06:23 AM   #2
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Christine is that you? I have been going back and forth too.Congrats on finishing your Masters.

You can do this-it sounds like you have set goals that are attainable.

The VB Rock and Roll is one I always wanted to do.Training in August isa toughy here though with the humidity.


Keep up the good work.Keep posting-there doesn't seem to be alot around here lately.


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Old 01-05-2012, 09:23 PM   #3
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Momof2minnies how are you? It is me!

Still on track, end of day three and I have kept well under my calorie budget for three days now. I have exercised three days in a row and will continue again tomorrow until a break on Saturday. The longest journey starts with a single step, and I have taken my first step. Time to get the momentum going

I feel so much better just after three days. I just have to think back to the changes I made in 2007 when I get frustrated and keep going because eventually I know I will see results. I have to "just keep swimming".

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Old 01-06-2012, 09:47 PM   #4
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Today was a good day! Work went smoothly, it just seems less stressful now, something must have "clicked". Maybe it was the change in office and now I don't feel so "alone" I have an experienced office mate I can ask questions of.

I did good on my eating plan, I made an awesome dinner of Lemon Herb Orange Roughy and Ginger Wasabi Green Beans tonight. The best thing, it literally took me 15 minutes to make, tell me why again I keep going to McDonalds. This tasted way better than that, of course Orange Roughy is basically the best tasting fish on the planet. I stuck to my plan, did 45 minutes of cardio and ended up 1,050 calories under my budget for the day.

Interestingly enough there was a spot on Nightline about beating food addiction and mindless eating. There is a new book out about an eating plan adding "booster foods" and "booster activities" each week while phasing unhealthy foods out of your diet. Makes perfect sense.

Tomorrow is my day off from exercise, I get to do my favorite thing, take my DD to a cheer competition So glad she loves cheer, It makes me so happy when I see her out there doing something she loves. Not to mention it's good exercise.

My only hope is that I will be posting to this journal in six months, still speaking of success in getting healthy. So far so good, I am down 3 lbs!
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Way to go-keep it up!

Love to watch our kids doing what they love too-ah youth!


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Weigh in tomorrow AM. I did well today, despite my lack of exercise and eating at Applebees I stayed under my calorie budget. Tried one of the 550 calorie entrees and it was pretty good. Then I went to the grocery store and got some of my favorite healthy food, taboule salad, hummus and wheat thins toasted crisps. That will be my lunch tomorrow Tomorrow I get to have my "free" meal, turkey dinner at my mom's house Still feeling good!
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Today has been a TEST! My daughter has been an absolute handful since I picked her up at cheer practice and I am fighting the urge to stress eat ever since. Sometimes she is so hurtful, I have dealt with depression for a long time and she knows just what things to "bring up" when she wants to get me going. Thank goodness I went to the gym while she was at practice so any stress I had before that was worked out on the elliptical and so far my level hasn't met the "oh well, I don't care, nobody cares about me anyway" stress eating threshold so I think i'm doing ok so far. My big plans for the rest of the evening include taking a shower, and taking a big bottle of water with me to bed to watch TV. I was so happy yesterday and today, well today has been a big downer. Back to the routine tomorrow, going to the gym after work

On the upside I have lost 8 lbs total Gotta love that first week back at it rapid loss.
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Well I survived yesterday and today wasn't too bad. It was a "light" (30 min) cardio day at the gym and did mostly weights, when I could get a machine. It's always busier at this particular gym on Mondays and especially since people are on their "resoultion kick" which is ok, just makes for a busier time. Tomorrow and Thursday will be 60 on the elliptical while Wednesday will be a "light" cardio and weight day. I have stayed under my calorie budget every day, with my 'net' calories under 1,000 daily. I eat more than that, the exercise is subtracted from from the calorie allowance.

I have really found the lose it app so helpful, especially now they have a feature that allows you to scan barcodes to input serving sizes. Awesome for this "lazy dieter". This weekend will be a definite challenge though, we will be on the run all weekend, going to Canada for Cirque Du Soleil Friday night, then local cheer competition early Saturday then headed to Rochester overnight for a big cheer competition in Rochester on Sunday. I am committed to eating well though!
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