August thoughts. . .

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Got a great chuckle out of the following from Dana - she really keeps me in line!

Zircadia (Dear Dana), posted on my spsrkpage that "my July fake out blog didn't cont!!! :D ;)"

So here I am. July wasn't real good for me. . . I didn't lose any weight, but I did take off 2 inches. So that helped me feel like I am still accomplishing something. So after the month of July, it took me a week to get my head back on straight, and as of today, I'm back at it! Just need to get to the grocery store to get a few healthy things to eat. Last week I did my thing with eating some chicken from Long John's, some Dove chocolates, and a little ice cream, so I've got all that (what I like to call normal) eating out of my system. Just gotta have chocolate every once in a while!! But I'm good now. A trip to the beach is coming up, and I'm not so worried about losing more weight before I go, but the two weddings are looming closer, and I want to be really SKINNY for them!!! (Dreamer, I know!) but I'm going to do my best!! I already know that Christmas will be tough to get through first, but I am promising myself to do better with the holidays than I did last year. Can't believe that I'm talking about Christmas, when it's only August. But when you want to lose so much weight each month, December can really be an issue!!

My Cardio streak is still going - even through my July slump. I'd like to ramp it up some and do more than an hour, but most evenings I've got too much other stuff to do. Just glad I can get my hour done in the morning and at lunch time. It would probably help me out to do more strength training, but I really fall down on that one!

Want to thank the Divas and Dude on the Biggest Loser Challenge for being there for me. And my new friends with the Firecrackers are an awesome bunch, too! I've met some really great people here at Sparkpeople, who would have thunk it!! I didn't expect that when I started this journey.

Dana - you're one of the best - and you've been here with me since the beginning! I'm so proud of your accomplishments!! Wish I was your age again, and I'd really have given you some competition!! ha! You're an inspiration to me anyway!!

Onward, ho!
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    :) pish tosh, age is just a number. You're super fab and your commitment and accomplishments thus far are nothing to sniff at. You're sticking with this and taking it at your own pace, just keep moving in the right direction and you WILL get there. It doesn't matter how fast or how slow you go. It's the attitude and the actions you take -- and you've got them both going for ya. Keeping that excercise going is really key in continuing success even when other things slide -- having that one thing remaining consistent is a lifesaver. :D SO KUDOS to you on that!!! And yes, it's WAY too early to be talking about Christmas, but since you brought it up. I'd like to give you my vacation strategy that seems to have worked thus far -- CONTINUE excercise. ST if it all possible by using resistance bands or even body weight excercises, and cardio is ALWAYS possible by walking/running. If you have access to other equipment - take advantage of it! :D Eat healthy for 2 out of 3 meals each day at LEAST. If the third meal can be healthier, then go for it! :D But allow yourself to splurge a little. By maintaining excercise and eating mostly healthy and controlling your portions on the nonhealthy splurges, you will be in control. :) WOOHOO! Maybe these tips can help you, or maybe you find your own method, but planning ahead is a great idea even if August is a little early... ;) hehehe.
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