Improvements

Hello.  It’s time to post again.  I am happy to say that even though my weight is the same this week, I have lost in inches!!

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belly-1 and 1/2″

I have been tracking my calories on SPARKPEOPLE.COM.  Also, I have been drinking 8 cups of water/day.  I know there could have been a weight loss if I had exercised consistently.  I have joined a team that is beginning a 10 lb. weight loss challenge for the month of March.

This morning I worked out on the treadmill before work.  For 30 minutes I burn 186+  calories on the treadmill.  I walk  for the duration of one song and run during the next song, etc.  I plan on making morning workouts routine.  I also have strength training scheduled for today.  Strength training for me is Wednesday and Friday.  I work out on my Total Gym.  It’s great.

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There are improvements being made here.  Slow maybe, but sure!!!

I Want To Lose 15 lbs In The Near Future?

The name of my site has not been relating to the past entries that have been posted lately.  I believe I have lost sight of my goal.  OK, how bad do I want to lose this weight?

Well, I really want to lose the belly fat.  And I want to fit into my jeans with plenty of room to spare.  I love jeans.  Jeans are supposed to be comfortable.  I would love to be fit as a cheerleader, too.

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I was just thinking.  I would love to get involved in a competitive sport.  I would like to be part of a team.  That would be great.  I guess I’m too old for that.  But, I am young at heart.  I love friendly competition.

I have joined SPARKPEOPLE to use their nutrition information.  It has really helped in letting me see where my problems are.  I love sweets, eat too late, and eat the wrong foods.  I haven’t done too well on there.  I’m thinking of starting over again to be competitive on a SPARKTEAM.  I need something to spur me on!!!!!

OK, here’s to a new start!!!  I plan to post more on my progress from now on.  My steps are moving forward and the journey will be posted!!!!

Focus

The following definition comes from the online  MSN  Encarta Dictionary.

fo·cus [ fṓkəss ]

noun  (plural fo·cus·es or fo·ci [ fṓ s ])

Definition:
1. main emphasis: concentrated effort or attention on a part

There is something I have been thinking about during the last few days.  My current method to lose weight is not working for me.  Marking down every indulgence is only causing me to focus more on food.  Starting now, I’m going to try to begin writing down my ACTIVITIES that elevate me to fitness.

Please understand, I am being watchful of what I eat.  I am now deleting my food indulgence pages.   Instead, there will be a new page listing activities, exercises, etc. that I have done each day.

There has been a change in FOCUS on my pages today–from food to fitness.  I want my body to reflect that change day by day, until the goal has been reached.

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I Need A Plan!

What am I going to do?  It looks like I’m stuck to the computer!  I stayed on the computer a lot yesterday checking out how many points I consumed.  I’ve never totaled points before.  I went to http://ronisweigh.com/ronis-resources/wwp-calculators.  I used the WWP Calculator from there.  I used up 29 points in one day!  I checked to see how many points I have to go by:  18!   No wonder I can’t lose any weight.

Madison also inspired me yesterday when I checked out her progress page( http://followmyweigh.com/progress/).   I made my own chart on my word processor.  I started at 142 and went by 1 lb. increments until I got to 125.  That is 17 lbs!  I’m trying to be more lenient by just trying to lose 1 lb. each week(that’s 17 weeks!).  The situation is looking like Mt. Everest to me right now.  I have been stuck on 140-142 lbs. since blogging.  Does anybody have any advice?  I’m working on the best game plan.     What do you think about the weight-watchers  plan?   I   really want to lose this weight.

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Exercising Rocks!

This is sort of the way I felt today when I  finished my workout.  This video makes me want to be fit in a big way.  What an inspiration!  Sylvester Stallone  was exceptionally fit on the Rocky movies(and handsome)!

I can’t seem to get my groove on lately.  I want to write positively, but things have weighed me down in a big way.  I had a rough day yesterday, stress-wise, and it was so hard to keep things going.  Everybody last night noticed that I wasn’t myself.  I was stressed to the max!  People were asking me if everything was alright.  I just didn’t want to talk about it.

I started this blog to help me lose weight.  Well, now I’ve realized that this writing is helping me to sort my feelings out, too.   I just need to vent right now.

My goal is to exercise every day.  But guess what?  I’ve only worked out three times this month!  Today I worked out 50 minutes–30 minutes on the treadmill running and walking, and 20 minutes on my Total Gym doing the Cardio Pull aerobic workout.   I might have to start exercising early in the mornings to be sure to get the exercise in.  It is so important to me right now.

This morning I felt so terrible physically.  I ached all over.  I had to make myself exercise.  After exercising, I was like a new person!  I felt better, physically AND mentally.   It was like I finally biked up the steep, steep mountain and just had to coast to make it home.  I hope you get that.

What a feeling!

What a feeling!

I’m Back

Happy New Year!  I’ve missed blogging.  Alabama was great.  I spent the first minutes of the new year on the interstate.  I played ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ on my mp3 before going over the Alabama state line.  It was such a great feeling to be visiting my family.

This year is the year that I become trim.  Hello 125 lbs!  Bye bye flab!  Here is my inspiration.  This model, Adriana Lima is SO beautiful!!!!!                                                                                                                                                     my-inspiration

I got some great running shoes from the mall yesterday.  I can’t wait to break them in. They were $30 off.  I love a good sale.

Guitar Hero Rocks!

What a great Christmas present!  My son got a Guitar Hero World Tour Complete Band for Christmas.  I have heard people that I know talk about how fun Guitar Hero is.  I know now!

My family has been spending some quality time together since Christmas(thank you, Guitar Hero).

So far, my favorite song to play is ‘Beat It’  by Micheal Jackson.  I play the drums when the family plays.  I can now play on the Easy setting(I’ve moved up from Beginner).

I’m letting all you bloggers know what I have been up to.   Yesterday I worked out for 2 hours, yay!  I burned about 600 calories  on the treadmill and total gym.  I only ate one sweet, too!  Today I ate two(Awh!).