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Old 08-05-2008, 03:54 PM   #16
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Auddie what's the song for the day???
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Old 08-05-2008, 07:47 PM   #17
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Mindy, I was very glad to have something else to do. I have been doing the same workout since may, so I think I am going to have to swich it up. I'll still run, but I really liked the workout I did today. I was energized up until the end of my 60 minutes. I didn't get bored at all. I love going to the gym. I would really love 24 hour access. There are so many different options, classes, I don't do classes but could if I wanted to.
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Old 08-06-2008, 06:25 AM   #18
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Morning all, no run yesterday but did get my crunches it and stay OP with food, not a bad day.

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Old 08-06-2008, 08:32 AM   #19
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Funky mood today. Stuck somewhere between miffed, tired, and excited. Gotta get back in the groove. Did Angels game monday night. Played hooky Tuesday and gotta pull up my boot straps and kick it into gear today.

Mtiger - I am going for it. Even if size 8 (that would be FANTASTIC) turns out not to be for a wedding dress. I want it! Got my food packed for today. Fighting to keep the emotion of the kid moving, work overwhelming yet boring, and my normal BF life stuff at bay. Just concentrating on me today. One day at a time. You come after me girl! We'll chase it down together!

Moved the living room around yesterday while playing hooky. Got lots of exercise room now. No excuses, right!

HolyT - sorry I'm so far south! Hope your adventure is a blast anyway!

All you other ladies.... happy hump day and stick to your guns!

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E - Get Ipod recharged, reloaded for kick off tonight
E - planned packed and pallettable
D - Don't plan your dreams around someone else. You are the only one you can count on.

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Old 08-06-2008, 09:04 AM   #20
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Good morning ladies!

I'm so tired today! Back to work Monday night, back in the night shift mindset. Got through the whole TOM thing. Time to buckle back down. I still feel bloaty, but at least I know (I think?) it's not all me. I just need to exercise and water up a bit. Kids wanted to go to daycare today for special field trip so today is MOMMY day. I have NO excuse not to go to the gym. I plan on doing a killer, full body workout. Take lots of time, work each body part. Do lots of cardio. Walk tonight?

W- 3 liters plus the 4th liter will be my liter of water with a South Beach Tide Me Over at bedtime. I find that it 1) takes me a LONG time to drink 2) keeps my mouth busy instead of eating 3) fills me up, makes me feel satisfied and keeps cravings under control. (it contains some protein and fiber) and 4) it tastes good!

E- breakfast will be a new Digestive Health cereal I picked up at WalMart, I'll let you know if it's any good, how it tastes (and even what it's called, I can't remember!) It has pecans and different nuts in it. It looks good. Oh cereal with pineapple chunks. Lunch will be a big salad, chicken strips and lots of veggies. Watermelon? or a peach/tangerine/plum, whichever strikes my fancy. snack, if needed will be apple wedges and cheese sticks. Dinner, while not on plan, but will be portion controlled, I picked up some NICE country style ribs, corn on the cob, green beans steamed, baked beans and some biscuits (no bread for me though, but Mike and the kids LOVE Grands). If I decide to, I might sub the baked beans for a green salad. No bedtime snack. See above water.

E- GO TO THE GYM! NO EXCUSE! Cardio 25 min ARC trainer. Upper AND lower body workout. Take my time, really work each area. I know it sounds extreme and most people don't do whole body workouts but its a kick start workout. (then tomorrow I'll decide which parts hurt less and go back to upper body vs. lower body) ABS! Really work the abs and glutes. Take extra time. Back to cardio. 20 min treadmill. 20 min elliptical? or 15 min elliptical/ 10 min cross trainer? BONUS points for doing a round of Wii Fit or taking kids to park or walk the neighborhood tonight.

D- Whatever Audie's song of the day inspires! Plus I LOVE that TRIUMPH is TRY plus UMPH. that phrase really resonates with me! Today is for me. Today is time to turn this around. I'm not that far off track, only a few days. Get back on the wagon, back in the routine. vacation is over.

That was a long WEED. Sounds more like a blog entry. But I feel better planning it out loud. Now if I can get moving. OMG I did something so stupid yesterday. I left my debit card in an ATM machine. DUH. I mean, isn't that how identities are stolen? How people lose ALL their money? Luckily, luckily luckily the bank discovered it, and are holding it for me. But it's an hour away, I was on my way to the casino last night. Of all places. (but I won at poker, for what it's worth)

Personals later. Focus, Michelle. Find your center. Get back in the game. Think about the weight loss contest. Or really, think about your body, your health, your life. I'm feeling kinda zen today. I get so motivated browsing around 3fc! xooxxooxoxo Michelle
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Old 08-06-2008, 02:26 PM   #21
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i've had 2 fairly decent days when it's come to dinner. this is a BIG thing for me. Unfortunately i don't have a good protein snack today, so I'll have to make do and hope I can keep my wits about me when the afternoon comes. I guess I should hit Costco and get more stuff while i'm there. i think tomorrow i'll hit the produce stand again. With my car. NOT lol....i'll go by and pick up some apples and some cukes and peppers. Bananas too. Gonna need easy snackables while I drive down to Garden Grove on Sunday.
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Old 08-06-2008, 11:05 PM   #22
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I was sitting here thinking about what I'm going to update yall when I realized that I've had a good past couple of days! Nikki and I made up. I gathered the courage (with the help of Eric) to go to my second house party and I HAD FUN! I've hung out with the girls from that party every day since then. They tell me I'm beautiful and that I give great hugs! And they always call me so I never feel like I'm bothering them. I went to my first bar/nightclub with them last night. I looked like crap, my hair was a mess and I was wearing a old tshirt and sweatpants! But they insisted I go, it was around the corner, so I went. It was okay but I didn't die which is the most important thing. I got a library card today and checked out the Wayside school books that I read in elementary school cause they make me smile. I saw a little truck for sale when I was getting off the bus. It's a '88 Toyota, no stereo and the owner wants $1500! No way! I'll get it if it runs good and he lowers the price to $1000 or under. I met some of the people that live in the house next door. One of them is giving me his puppy! She's a gorgeous cocker spaniel/pit bull mix named Bella. She's very energetic, I'm going to make her my exercise buddy! I also met his BF who is a mechanic, he's going to check out the truck for me and also try to get the guy to lower the price! Also, I fought with myself and decided to go ahead and buy myself two Scarface medallions and......a ENELL sports bra!!! I got it brand-new off Ebay for $34! And it fits wonderful and really does give you support! I kept checking my bra by habit, looking to see if my boobies are sliding under the band or overflowing at top but with this bra, there is none of that! I'm going to see if the lady has it in any other colors and get one more! I'm horrible at saving money but I realized that the $20 I have sent automatically from my check to my savings in Alabama is adding up, I called the bank and it's already over $300 saved! And there is NO way I can get it unless I go there in person! Also, I managed to save EVERY reciept since my last paycheck so now I know where my money went. I had this annoying problem of my money 'disappearing'. Hmmm, that's all I can think of right now! Miss you guys!
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Oh yeah! TOM started today and I'm happy because I'm off today and tomorrow so the really bad days will be over by the time I go back to work!
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Old 08-07-2008, 01:27 AM   #24
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Yay Shari I'm glad to hear you're doing well!!!!
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Morning ladies. I didn't get a chance to post yesterday things were happening fast yesterday. My dad has been offering (badgering, whatever) me to let him buy my kids a Wii. Most people would jump at the chance but over the past year he has bought me a nintendo DS, a Laptop, just stopped in to pay utility bill. All because I am such a good daughter. (not his only daughter BTW) and because I rarely splurge on anything like that. So he talked me into it yesterday I'll be on the hunt for a Wii fit next month (after the disneyland trip and school clothes for Mak) I think we are going to pick it up tonight.

I will have my nieces (9, 10) for the weekend so they will be nice and entertained. We are also going to swim for a few hours Saturday.

I Was doing the work of 2.5 people yesterday. If it happens again today I am talking to the union (again). Out of the 3 of my group one is on vacation, we can run with 2 no problem, but the other gal was filling in as our working crew leader and couldn't really stay in one place. We did ok yesterday, but I am not doing it again today.


Michelle, you sound so motivated I am so proud of you!

Shari it sounds like you are doing great, I am so happy that you have some new friends.

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Shari, glad to hear all the good things in your life!

Got to move and get to work. Have a class at the college tonight and need to get to work on time, so I can get out on time and get a run in b4 school.

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E did my 75 & 75 crunches, 3-4 miles tonight
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Old 08-07-2008, 07:56 AM   #27
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Hi there!! I have been having huge problems with my internet and have not been able to get on. I tried this morning and I hope it is working well enough so I can post. Not much to report. Weight is about the same, not going up or down really. Missed a day of workouts, but got back to it yesterday. Today I am going to do a nice long walk/jog. Maybe that will help. Eating has mot been great though. Had nachos for lunch and then pizza for dinner yesterday. Whoops!!

Don't think I dare try to do personals today. But, quickly, Shari, sounds like things are going well. Jeni- step away from the craisins. Everybody else sounds motivated and on track for the most part. Good job! Let's all keep up the good work.
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Old 08-07-2008, 11:48 AM   #28
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Morning!

Work tonight, tomorrow night.

I am a hormonal wreck lately. Yesterday I felt fine but a bit tired. I could NOT get motivated at all. But eventually I did go to the gym. It's a good trick, tell yourself, even if you don't feel like going, just go and do 30 min cardio. If your heart is still not into it, give yourself permission to stop. Usually though, you get all pumped up and keep it up. But after I did 20 min on the tread, I still wasn't motivated. So I popped onto elliptical, 20 min, felt a "little" better but still no go. So I went home, I was pretty sweaty still. So you can't really beat yourself up too much. At least I did 40 min cardio.

So I had to drive all the way down to pick up my debit card yesterday. It was about an hour each way. Two hours in a car, alone with my hormones. OMG! I let myself talk myself into all kinds of crap. About being overweight, even revisiting the thing back from November when Mike cheated on me. WTH? I cried all the way home. I remember another time, was it in March? I thought I was doing okay, went out drinking with my girlfriends and ended up crying in the bathroom of the bar over the whole damn thing then too. I guess something like that just pops back into your heart when you least expect it. Or blame it on the drinking or the hormones. I gotta get off that depo shot. I just know it. So I got home and made that fabulous rib dinner I had planned and it was WONDERFUL! So I overindulged for comfort but the kids were more worried about getting back outside to play and DH barely commented on the meal. It took me like two hours to make! So I was irritable most of the night, not to mention I did NOT feel like cleaning the damn kitchen AGAIN. Or giving the kids baths. Then I got all "affectionate" if you know what I mean, and got rebuffed because DH won't go there you-know-when. So I went back to the car and the infidelity and the weight thing and got all sad again. Oh for goodness sake.

Well that is the picture of PMS isn't it!?

Another morning another attitude. I feel pretty good right now I guess. But I am always okay with you guys! It's only the kids/hubby/co workers that get the ugly stuff, right? But seriously, I feel hopeful, and again, motivated. Ate a nice breakfast, drinking lots of water. Working tonight makes me feel like I'm in my routine.

W- 4-5 liters, working overnight
E- No formal exercise today, unless I break out WiiFit, but working 12 hr shift counts for something I'm sure.
E- breakfast in the can. Fiber one cereal, Egg beaters. Lunch will be south beach wrap and fruit. shouldn't need another snack. Supper set out pork chops, green beans, ????? salad? snack tonight, apples and cheese stick, overnight dinner, south beach salad, soup? fruit? oatmeal 5 am if I need it.
D- Just ride the hormone roller coaster out. Nothing has really changed. Not in your marriage, not in your job, not in your own head. Just your perception has changed at the moment. Just look forward. Next week you'll think yourself ridiculous for even feeling sorry for yourself this week. Just ride it out.

Shari, glad to hear some good news your way. I grew up with cocker spaniels, they are my favorite dog. I hope the truck is a good match. Sounds like you've made some new fab friends. Good for you! xoxoxo

Jeni, you will LOVE your Wii! I know I would have been the same way about your dad buying it for you. My inlaws are the same way, overly generous about gifts! Which we should be happy about! But still.

HolyT, I bought those Debbie green bags last time at the store. My produce is doing so GOOD! Thanks for the tip! Is DH away? Isn't training camp coming up soon?

Audie, yes we've noticed you haven't been here!

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i leave for Camp sunday. I'll be back tuesday night/wednesday morning. I ate for comfort this morning too. Actually bought a big ceramic cowboys mug, and a mini one too. Someone decided to drink the last of my soda (we don't share the same soda anymore) and got plastered while doing it. He didn't tell me he drank my soda. I got ready to go and discovered it. I didn't have breakfast or lunch made and he wouldn't go get ground beef on the way home from work yesterday, mind you, he passes by the commisary, it's not like it's out of his way. So I have to go out of my way to get to Costco, get what i need, get home, get some homework done and groceries put away, and then go to rehearsal.

Can you believe he actually asked me last night..."when is your trip again?? This weekend???" Well DUH. I've only been talking about it since Memorial day.

I am exhausted. I'm hoping to sleep a little late on sunday. I'll post my msgs for school, and get to driving. I'll post more later, i'm so tired at the moment. I overate breakfast but i was starving
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ok no rehearsal tonight so i'll take my time tonight at costco. OH BOY!!
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