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Friday, March 7th, 2014
11:32 am
daily fitness post - time to do something.
ok, wiggles is 2 1/2 and i'm now having a hard time feeling the energy to chase after her...and that's only going to get worse.  the fact that i'm not doing weekly morris (too far away, too much traffic, and too late in the day) just compounds things.

time to take a load off myself.  even though i'm not formally in the MDRF challenge this year, I'm gonna start trying to act like I was, just like 2009 when I managed 30 pounds.  last check, I was 158.  still well under the worst-of-the-worst 172, but 10 above my original goal and 15 above my ideal.  geeze, if i was eating out dinners like i was in '06 through '08 how much worse would it be?

SO new rules:
1 beer or half-wine every 2 days, tops (i've been up to 2 beers or 2 glasses in a day more regularly than I should).  a beer @ lunch means water only to drink @ dinner. and go find some yeungling lite (drinkable and only 100cal)
back to the morning oatmeal packet: eat it while waiting the 10 min it takes for the coffee to finish
bought lunches cut in half if possible
bring leftovers in more often
pre-allocate dinner portions and don't get seconds (in order to make said leftovers)

I don't think i'll be as picky on the 1500/cal goal, but maybe 2000/day + exercise will be enough.  will know in a couple of weeks.

speaking of which:
1) start using the building gym (the ellipticals are a bit different than my last company building's but we'll see...)
2) this weekend go back and blast-clean the tv room so I can use the wii fit
3) bring in the abslider (unlike last building, this one doesn't have one) as well as the sweats
4) the room gets a decent 3g signal, so start putting together 80s rockin' playlists (unfortunately i can't find where the zen is that had the 80s music I used back then :( )
Thursday, April 16th, 2009
11:06 am
Ok ladies and Gents....
Lets get going! Its spring, time to get moving reawaken ourselves and get back on the wagon. What's your current status quo? How has the winter treated you? What inspires you? Where are you now? Where do you want to be? I'm feeling the need to get motivated and get back to work, how bout the rest of you? Get out there folks, walk, bike do what ever will work to get you active!

love you all!
Sunday, February 1st, 2009
10:11 am
Better than I thought I was doing.
I just took some measurements, and I'm doing better than I thought. I looked back at an old entry and I realized, I've only lost 4 lbs or so, but I've lost 2 1/2 inches in my waist and comparable at my hips. I guess my spotty Pilates and trying to give up soda's has helped, even though it feels like I'm not getting anywhere.
Monday, January 12th, 2009
1:58 pm
started a "fitness" filter
As I'm entering the MDRF fitness challenge, I'm gonna track things in my own LJ in detail.  However, I'll echo some of what I do here as well.
Thursday, December 11th, 2008
9:59 am
Anybody out there?
Hello? Hello? ~tap tap~ is this thing on?

Hi everybody, I've missed hearing from you.

With stress and moving, and being sick and thanksgiving, I've really gotten off track. But, well no time like the present to get back into the swing of things. I'm making some changes, small things I think I can stick to. I'm off Mountain dew completely. For this week I'm drinking one bottle of Pepsi a day instead of two bottles of MT. Dew. Next week I plan to be no soda, just tea and an occasional coffee when it comes to caffeine which has the added benefit of a lot less sugar in my diet. I'm also committing myself to walking 20 min. a day and taking the stairs instead of the elevator whenever possible. I was too busy at work, or too sick to do the pilates for the last few weeks, and boy am I feeling it coming back. ~shrug~ oh well, thats what happens right?
Tuesday, November 11th, 2008
10:31 am
Never too early....
Hello folks! I hope your Faire season was wonderful. I'm sorry I got so tied up in things, like moving that I haven't been active on LJ, much less on any of the communities. I've been trying to be good, walking more, Pilates with my co-workers once or twice a week depending on my schedule. My apartment complex has a fitness center just downstairs from me, so hopefully I'll get off my expanding derriere and at least do the treadmill a few times a week.

What plans do you all have for winter exercise?
Tuesday, August 26th, 2008
10:09 pm
100 Push up challange
Ok, I saw this in klytus's LJ, and I think I'm going to start it. I know it isn't everyone's cup of tea, that is perfectly fine, but if anyone is interested... http://hundredpushups.com/index.html

There is no one goal, and certainly no one way to whatever your goal is. The push-up thing isn't going to be for everyone, but if you are interested, go for it.

Oh and if anyone has goals or challenges they'd like to put out there, feel free. Lets have some fun guys!
Wednesday, August 20th, 2008
9:57 am
Calorie counts
Ok, I know we are all here because we want to make changes in our lifestyles that will help us be happy, healthy and fit. I applaud all of us for taking the start and acknowledging our goals. Just keep at it, and remember, the biggest part of this goal is HEALTHY.

Its easy to set caught up in the whole "I need to loose weight, need fewer calories, if I just keep cutting back I'll loose it in no time" idea. Lets face it though, we need a certain amount of calories to function, even post bariatric surgery you are supposed to have 1000 calories a day. Average woman loosing weight should probably be no lower than an average of 1200 calories, and thats probably a bit low if you are active at all. Granted, if you have a busy day and miss a meal on occasion, you probably won't hurt yourself, but not for long term daily habits. Oh, and getting down to 800 calories a day? That screams anorexia to me.
Thursday, July 10th, 2008
2:24 pm
Faire get-together?
I was talking with sparklesnswords in the comments of another post and had thought it might be neat to have a get-together at Faire one day. We could celebrate the healthy changes we've made since joining this community.

What do you all think? It doens't have to be food or alcohol related, so we could always meet at one of the stages or something (maybe the slide? ;).

Current Mood: curious
12:55 am
Weighing in...
I am getting discouraged. I'm still at 169.... Yeah, I went to far too many occasions where there was food, but....

I just don't seem to be able to do it. I am eating better, I'm exercising a little each day, but I'm not going anywhere. In fact, my waistine is now bigger than my starting point.

I just can't seem to make myself do any better. I can't seem to stop allowing myself exchanges or shortcuts. I'm fantastic at rationalizing it all to myself.

Its not about how I'm looking, or what the actual number is, its the fact that I don't like how I feel and I'm trying to change that, but I let myself slide right back to old habits.

Ok, Ok, I can do this I can rededicate myself to this and I will keep going. Just remember, keep starting back at the beginning.
Tuesday, July 8th, 2008
11:37 am
I got on the scale yesterday and I found out that I lost four pounds over the last week. I really feel like I should be more excited than I am. This is great, and I'm glad, but I almost... don't trust it. It feels weird like it didn't actually happen.

Why I would think my scale would lie to me, I don't know, but we all know those scales are tricksy things. ;)

But, it's good news, so I'm pleased. I have still managed not to have any candy from the box at work and have taken the steps just about every day (excluding the day I had a migraine). I'm on track.

How is everyone else doing??

Current Mood: busy
Monday, June 30th, 2008
2:39 pm
I finally got a few minutes free to order our Fairever passes for the year. I am really looking forward to Faire this year!

I also got on the scale this morning. 302.5. Ugh. Although it's the lowest weight I've been in about two years, that's not saying much as I've hovered at this weight since I last tried to lose weight.

That time I did really well - I lost about 30 pounds. Unfortunately then I gained about 40 and put myself about where I'm at now, give or take a few pounds. My goal is to be under 300 before Faire. I'd like to be 275 at the end of the run, but we'll have to see how that goes. :)

Anywho, I've been taking the steps every day at work at least once, sometimes two or three times depending on how many times I need to go downstairs. I have managed to resist the candy for a whole week. Today it's been really hard since someone refilled it this morning, but I gave myself the "ok" to have a small, skim, no whip hot chocolate after lunch instead of having candy. Of course, I just went to Starbucks' website and it's 37 carbs (my Himself & I are counting carbs because of his diabetes), 190 calories and two grams of fat. *sigh* Ah, well, I'll just skip dessert tonight.

Last but not least, I'm wondering who ya'll are in Faire context. I know squire_liz. :) I'm currently a patron and formerly a Campfollower of the Germans/Guards of the King/Landsknecht (see icon).

Current Mood: curious
Tuesday, June 24th, 2008
9:25 am
Hanging in there....
Ok, so I'm not doing as poorly as I thought. I'm at 166 as of this morning. I want some magic bullet to just make it all disappear now. I don't want to have to work at it, I don't want to have to consistently monitor every bite of food. Yet that is just what it is going to take for me.

I can keep doing this right? Just think of next summers bikini....
Monday, June 23rd, 2008
4:15 pm
I've been quiet because I had an apocalyptic emotional meltdown about the diet ...followed by a period of several days where I was eating very, very poorly. I seem to be my own worst enemy.

Yes, I gained a few pounds. I'm getting back on track, but it is so hard. I'm so very hungry right now, and carrots just are not cutting it. I was on the Weight Watchers site looking for inspiration and for recipes I can use this week, and all I could do was look at the pictures of the "naughty" foods and think, "oh god, I really want some of that." ::facepalm::

Every time I fall off the wagon it makes it that much harder for me to gather the motivation to start again. I'm trying to live by the motto, "Fall down seven times, stand up eight," but what I really want is for someone to tell me that I will succeed, and that this will all be worth it. Because right now, I'm having a heck of a hard time believing it. I'm forcing myself to be in a diet mode, even though I don't feel at all motivated or inspired. I really hope I'll be able to stick to it anyway, and that perseverance will win out over motivation.

Sorry if I'm being a bit of a downer. I just hit a bit of a low spot and could really use the support.

Current Mood: tired
Sunday, June 22nd, 2008
10:34 pm
slow week
It seems to be a slow week here on the community. Anything people would like to see?

For the record, I had lost about 3 lbs this week, but I think this weekend put it all back on. I had a lovely time at sagemcargh's birthday party, but well bbq's are a weakness, as is wine, which was in plentiful supply at the wine festival out at Oregon Ridge park. ~shrug~ nothing for it but to start back in on it tomorrow.

I have been good. Everyday at work I've gone for a 20 to 40 minute walk. I need to keep that up and establish some more daily exercise.

Wish me luck folks, I'm a little worried about sticking with it.
Monday, June 16th, 2008
10:35 pm
First day on slim-fast
so...my weekly weigh in is 169 (my scale only does half pounds, I really need a better scale)

I just started trying to actively follow the slimfast diet today. Jim too. I think we did fine, though I skipped the snacks and probably overdid the "sensible" dinner. ~shrug~ day one, I'm not as worried as I might be. I do have to remind myself to drink more water.
Sunday, June 15th, 2008
4:14 pm
 just writing a quick note to say how much of an encouragement this is... i've only missed one day on the bike so far - and knowing i've got folks with me on this is making a difference

we're spending the day today with "faire at home," (father's day celbration for my hubby) having food on a stick and watching our collection of mdrf dvd's - it's fun :-), and it's encouraging to remember that it's on the way and getting more fit now will make it even better then

i know, i'm a bit scattered, but such is life at the moment

Current Mood: hopeful
3:19 pm
Daily exercise...
Ok, so I got an ipod shuffle to make it easier when I want to just go out and walk, bike whatever. It is just adorable, and.. ~grin~ its purple.

Anyway, I was wondering, do you guys think it would be ok to count my housecleaning today as exercise since I was literally dancing around doing it?

So anyway, I'm being active, I'm enjoying dancing around the house cleaning. Its a good day.
Friday, June 13th, 2008
8:32 am
lucky thirteen
I just realized that it's been about thirteen years since I was at what I consider my best weight and healthiest shape. How apropos!

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Current Mood: determined
Wednesday, June 11th, 2008
10:16 pm
The larger and further from where I think I should be, the less I feel like my body is my own. I look down at myself and think "what happened when did...." Its like it isn't me, like I don't understand how I look like this. I mean really I looked in the window today, and I swear I look like I'm about 6 months pregnant. I know I'm not, but looking at me from the outside, I would have guessed I was. That really bothers me. I sometimes wonder how I got here.

I'll be fine. I'm mostly just tired, hormonal and bloated.

In good news, I did a good long walk at lunch today.

I can change this, it isn't too late.
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