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Old 03-17-2011, 04:00 AM   #421
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You are an ANIMAL!!! WOW!!!!! With those stats you can get to kickin' that colds a$$!!!


How funny!! We're crossing journals this morning!

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Old 03-17-2011, 06:44 AM   #422
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you are amazing! do you feel wonderfully fit? do you ever have trouble finding the motivation to move?
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You are an ANIMAL!!! WOW!!!!! With those stats you can get to kickin' that colds a$$!!!


How funny!! We're crossing journals this morning!
I hope so! I hate that heavy, wheezy feeling in my chest! I hope it's kicked out soon! I did some HIIT this morning, so maybe I sweat some of it out!

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you are amazing! do you feel wonderfully fit? do you ever have trouble finding the motivation to move?
Thanks, Jan! I would say that I feel much stronger than I have in awhile. I feel sure-footed, I have good endurance, and I am confident in whatever physical task I might undertake. But I am reminded daily of how far I have to go. Example: This morning I did HIIT on the upright bike, and during each of my seven high-intensity minutes, I could feel my saddle bags flapping around. :blush: Seriously. It was gross. Likewise, when I sit on the bench to do a bench press with the dumbbells, I can see how squishy my stomach is. So it's an odd juxtaposition: Here I am lifting 20 lb. dumbbells (one in each hand) for bench presses while staring at my abs of flab. So on the one hand, yes....I feel strong. On the other hand, I feel terribly unfit.

I have mastered the motivation issue by channeling the tagline of one of my least favorite companies: Just Do It. I find that thinking about doing it is so much worse than just actually doing it. Example: Back when I was swimming regularly (before the bitter cold of winter!), if I stopped to think about the HASSLE of it all (packing my clothes, dressing then undressing then redressing then showering then heading to work), I'd have never done it. So I didn't let myself think about doing it; I just made myself do it.

Same with the gym. Sometimes I lose motivation (especially related to abs and push-ups), so I've developed a strategy: I do those things FIRST because I know that -- otherwise -- I could easily skip them and say I'll do them at home but never actually do them. I also try to think about how good I'll feel when I'm finished, that every push-up is another step closer to being FINISHED.

So I guess, for me, it's a matter of mastering the mind......
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You are doing awesome! I know how you feel when you have lost the weight and have come so far. Then you get into the exercise and are faithful about it to only look down at our stomach's, saddle bags, thighs, bat wings, etc to realize that we have so far to go. I look at myself and wonder if I will ever be able to get a "flat" stomach and slim thighs or if it is a lost cause because of my age.

I have to keep the "Just Do It" in my mind too every single day when I really do not feel like taking the 20-25 minutes to do my Jillian Michaels Shred! I am half way through the month and although I know strength is being built I just am not seeing the changes I hoped to by now but I keep on "Just Doing It"!
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Christine, you are amazing. Your mental attitude towards all of this is inspirational. They say that weight loss is 99% mental and you, my dear, have conquered it IMO.
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Old 03-18-2011, 03:22 AM   #426
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Between this cold that has unleashed its fury on me and PMS, I'm sure I'm retaining all sorts of fluids right now. This cough has made me vacate my plan to hit the gym this morning. Ugh.
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Old 03-18-2011, 08:24 AM   #427
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Aw, I'm sorry you're not feeling well Christine. Lots of rest this weekend.

*But hey, 180's, don't get comfortable cause she's kicking your butt out first chance she gets!!! Do ya hear me!!! *
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Old 03-19-2011, 06:03 AM   #428
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Thanks, Danielle! The 180s will be vacating soon; lots of flickering on the scale this morning, and I saw a 7!!!

Hoping to get some rest today; I feel awful.
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get back in bed. (unless you need a doctor visit first) try to sleep the yuckies away.

you know, you could sell "flickering scales". lots of people would want them. send me your prototype please...i'll test it out for you. i want one. maybe call it "Flicker Down" (this scale don't do no flicker up)

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get back in bed. (unless you need a doctor visit first) try to sleep the yuckies away.

you know, you could sell "flickering scales". lots of people would want them. send me your prototype please...i'll test it out for you. i want one. maybe call it "Flicker Down" (this scale don't do no flicker up)

feel better, friend
You know, I think you're on to something here, Jan. I'll get working on that! Could be our path to millions!!

DS and I are going to keep it low-key today. I had planned to do some painting, but I just don't think that's going to happen!
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Aw, sorry you're still feeling oogie!!! Rest up today and take it easy with some good movies and some hot tea.

I say we all get a flicker down scale..it would be SO good for my mental health to see lower numbers!
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threadjack (sorry Christine)...

hey Danielle, YOUR mental health is JUST FINE!
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But this cold has taken a serious turn for the worse. I have to give a presentation to 150 students and parents today; let's hope I don't cough all over them.
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But this cold has taken a serious turn for the worse. I have to give a presentation to 150 students and parents today; let's hope I don't cough all over them.
to 178.6

I am so sorry that your cold has taken a turn for the worse. If you don't feel better tomorrow you need to go to the doctor and make sure you don't have pneumonia, bronchitis or a sinus infection.
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Fantastic news about the scale Christine!!!

So sorry you are sicker though! Like Dawn said, if not better by tomorrow off to the doctor you go!! Take care sweetie
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Oh my!!! Yay for leaving the 180's behind!!!! You have truly earned that lower number! No one has worked harder for it than you.

Now...get well soon, friend, so you can enjoy some skinny pants
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Thanks, everyone.

I finally feel human again after a terrible weekend and a terrible Monday. I actually stayed home today, which is unusual but was definitely needed. For one thing, I didn't want to infect anyone else with this plague, and for another, I could barely stumble around coherently this morning. Honestly, I thought I had some sort of neurological disorder this morning! My head was splitting, and I could barely see straight. I couldn't even take DS to the bus, so DH got up and handled everything while I went back to bed.....and slept until 11:30. Oh my!!! I must have needed it, though, because I finally feel a bit better.

I was 178.6 again this morning, and I expect to see a 5 lb loss tomorrow given the amount of fluid I have processed through my nose. YUCK! Stay healthy, everyone!!
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I don't think I mentioned that DH has hopped aboard the sugarless train. He's only about 15 lbs away from his fighting weight, but the bigger problem is his sugar addiction. This is a man who can easily put away a 2-liter of coke/day. It finally got to a point where I put my foot down. He also has a disease that is inflammatory in nature, which sugar clearly exacerbates. So he agree (with my not-so-gentle prodding) to reduce his sugar intake considerably, which he has done for two weeks with good success (though it was touch-and-go for a bit there! Very crabby withdrawal period!!).

He does feel that he needs to make some substitutions, which I wouldn't deny him this early in the game. He is someone who needs to wean, as opposed to my cold-turkey tendencies. So he has his Coke Zero and s/f pudding, which both seem to help him stay the course.

But he brought some evil into our lives over the weekend. I tried not to rely much on "products" this go-round, mostly because I'm cheap but also because I feel like they halt my progress a bit. So I stayed away from sugar alcohols as much as possible. HOWEVER, those Atkins Endulge PB Cups? I can't believe they're sugar free. I can't believe it! They taste incredible.

I really need to step away! At least I have a "problem" with sugar alcohols and can't eat much; that should keep me honest!
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Hello, TOM. Looking forward to heading back to the gym today!
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i'm thrilled that you broke the 180's...and it's sticking! and also glad you feel a tad better. body fluids are so out of whack when you're sick...for me, it's counterintuitive to not eat/drink lots less due to illness...and show a scale gain. not fair.

did you plan a reward for the 170s or was the excitement good enough?

thank you for luvin on me in my new journal. no giving up, right?
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Thanks, Jan! And I'm so happy to have found your journal! Is today your last day before vacation?

No reward for the 170s for me. Maybe at 170 I'll buy some new clothes. I realized today that I'm lucky it's still snowing out.....I have no spring/summer clothes that fit!

So maybe I'll buy some basics but hold off on anything special until I hit 170, which was originally a big mental marker for me. I've since shifted that marker to 159, but 170 would still be a big deal!
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Good Morning Christine! Congrats on the 170's, hard fought and won. Sounds like you've been going through a rough patch with your health, I'm so sorry.
I agree with Jan, you've worked so hard and you deserve a reward of some kind. It'll come to you. Your healthy influence is reaching out to your DH. Perhaps that is a reward in itself.

Dawn, all this talk about saddlebags and bat wings...it's so true for me. I haven't given exercise a second glance in so long...I don't know now if age prohibits my ever being smooth and supple. I just feel crepe-y and baggy.

Hope you feel back to normal soon!

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reward clothes are essential!

but you know...there are reward trips and events and activities and accessories and hobbies...one could go really wild if one so chose to "reward"

good for you to push so hard for that scale goal. i want to see your happy dance when you get to 159
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i'm thrilled that you broke the 180's...and it's sticking! and also glad you feel a tad better. body fluids are so out of whack when you're sick...for me, it's counterintuitive to not eat/drink lots less due to illness...and show a scale gain. not fair.

did you plan a reward for the 170s or was the excitement good enough?

thank you for luvin on me in my new journal. no giving up, right?
Hijacking the thread....Jan, may I read your journal? How do I find it?
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Good Morning Christine! Congrats on the 170's, hard fought and won. Sounds like you've been going through a rough patch with your health, I'm so sorry.
I agree with Jan, you've worked so hard and you deserve a reward of some kind. It'll come to you. Your healthy influence is reaching out to your DH. Perhaps that is a reward in itself.

Dawn, all this talk about saddlebags and bat wings...it's so true for me. I haven't given exercise a second glance in so long...I don't know now if age prohibits my ever being smooth and supple. I just feel crepe-y and baggy.

Hope you feel back to normal soon!

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Thanks, Blonde! I'm thinking maybe a massage at 170? I've been too embarrassed to go because of my size, but I used to go all the time!

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but you know...there are reward trips and events and activities and accessories and hobbies...one could go really wild if one so chose to "reward"

good for you to push so hard for that scale goal. i want to see your happy dance when you get to 159
I'll be posting a video of my happy dance!! Of course, not the FIRST one, since I weigh first thing in the morning, sans attire. This IS a family site!

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Wonderful thread Christine. Congrats
Thanks, Tracyann! You've had great success and you're so close to goal!!! What great work!

178.8 today, and I cannot wait for this day to be over. That is all.
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i'm with you on wanting this day over!!! for you, is it because the day is going to be tough, or because after the regular stuff you've got something terrific planned? mine is actually both...last day stress and drama at work, then a long vacation!

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