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Monday, May 2, 2016

Day 123

This morning I got up early and did 54 minutes on the elliptical. I watched the last episode of Fear the Walking Dead, which I have to say was not as exciting as Blindspot. I can tell bc I only did 1.85 miles in 54 mins today compared to 3.07 miles in 43 mins on Friday. *shrugs*

Have a good night.

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Day 122

Today was a work day.  I did 5 sets of 15 overhead tricep extensions with 5lb dumbbells. I also did 3 sets of 12 tricep kickbacks with the 5lb dumbbells.

This past week was extremely stressful. I'm in the process of looking for a new job and I'm just super anxious thinking about it. That being said everything I had accomplished with my food choices weber out the door on Wednesday. I feel like I've gained 10 lbs but it's only been 5-7 (cookies are my kriptonite?). Because I blew it for a week, I'm not going to do my measurements for a week just so I don't discourage myself too much. I just want to get back on track and forget that it ever happened. I'll post measurements next Monday. I still never figured out why my phone won't let me upload pics. Someday I'll figure it out. I've got 200+days to figure it out!

Off to bed to get on the elliptical in the morning. It's gonna be a good day because I'm gonna make it one.

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Say 121

Man it's been a rough night. I went to work today and when I got home my youngest son has been sick. He's been throwing up all day long and all night since I've been home.  He has been able to go to the bathroom so at least he's not dehydrated. It seems like it might be food poisoning because there is no fever accompanied but I don't know what he could have eaten. He didn't eat anything at all today before he started feeling sick. I am exhausted so I'm going to bed. Before this so I did 3 sets of 10 squats. I have to get up in the morning for work again. Ugh.

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Day 120

I got some really good sleep last night. I was able to get up early this morning and get on the elliptical for 43 minutes. It's so much easier to continue with great habits when you start with great habits first thing in the morning. And it's also a huge sigh of relief when the day starts to wind down and I've already completed a chunk of exercise. It just makes it that much easier.

Off to work in the morning. I pray this weekend silk be ok. Looking forward to Monday when it'll be over!

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Day 119

I'm posting this a day late because I did not feel well at all yesterday. I've been really stressed and I've had a lot of anxiety due to some changes that I've had at work. I'm really surprised at how it affecting me physically. I'm also really surprised  to see that I AM a stress eater. I don't think I ever realized that about myself or maybe my stress levels have just never been this high. I'm trying to find another job and just put this passed me.

I forced myself to do 3 sets of 10 lunges and then I fell asleep. I was out cold for the rest of the night. It's probably the best sleep that I had gotten in a long time. Oye.

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Day 118

Today I take it easy with the exercise because I woke up pretty sore from all the gardening I did yesterday.

I just did 3 sets of 15 preacher curls with my 8-pound weights and forearm rolls 3 sets of 15 as well.

I've been playing with my diet recently I read somewhere that to spacing your food out all throughout the day is not a good idea if your trying to lose weight and burn your own body fat. He explained it in a way that made total sense. He said eating small meals all day long is like somebody delivering good food too you all throughout the day. Would you ever make an effort to get your own food if it was being delivered constantly? That's how this guy explained eating all throughout the day was. So, instead of having lots of multiple meals or snacks I have just been eating just 3 meals a day and we will see how that works at the end of this month.

I don't think this would be good for someone that has blood sugar issues, as you are trying to control your levels,  and this would cause 3 spikes a day.

Anyway, so far so good! It's only been a week so we will see :).

One day at a time. One choice at a time. I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Day 117

I almost forgot to post.

This morning I did 30 mins on the elliptical and another 2 hours of general gardening (moving/removing rock, digging holes, planting flowers and herbs). I'm exhausted.

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Day 116

Today I got onto the elliptical 3 different times throughout the day. This morning I got on for 30 minutes before school. Then I got on this afternoon for 20 minutes before picking the kid up from school and I just did an additional 30 minutes, just to boost my steps up to over 10,000 steps.

Off to bed.

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Day 115

Today I worked and it was a much better day than yesterday even though I didn't get enough sleep. I had so much anxiety that I was up between 3am and 5am, and when I finally fell asleep my alarm went off to go to work.

So tired. ..

Anyway, I did a ton of shoulder shrugs,  like 10 sets of 10 (need to increase resistance) and 4 sets of 10 front deltoid extensions.

Offto bed.

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Day 114

It was a long, long day and I'm just ready for it to be over with. I did 4 sets of 10 lunges (each leg). Off to do it all over again tomorrow. Oye.

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Day 113

So you'd think (well probably more me than you) that after 100+ days of exercise in a row, I'd be less likely to procrastinate. Nope, I still struggle. I know that if I don't do it first thin in the morning, then I won't do it. It's a reoccurring issue with me. Bad choices. I know better.

Anyway, today I procrastinated and ended up just doing strength training.  Four sets of 10 squats and 3 sets of combo bicep/tricep extensions. Gonna try to get up early before work like last weekend, I just hope little brother doesn't wander in here in the middle of the night again. It's always the worst kind of sleep when you're half awake/ half asleep anticipating a kick in the gut or head. Oye.

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Day 112

This morning I got onto the elliptical for 30 mins (surprise, surprise lol). I have been increasing my resistance and elevation lately when on,  just to switch it up a bit.

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Day 111

This morning I got onto the elliptical for 30 mins before starting the day. I need to go to bed earlier to wake up earlier. Gonna try this tonight.

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Day 110

I really don't know what my problem is with posting these. I feel like I've posted, then I go to post the next day and see that I haven't. My days are mending together.

I got onto the elliptical for 45 mins.

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Day 109

Totally forgot to post today.  I got on the elliptical twice today for a total of 70 minutes. First thing after waking up for 20 minutes, and then for a second time, later in the morning, for and additional 50 minutes.

I've been on track with my food as well. Not sure where the sudden motivation came from lol.

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Day 108

Today was a work day, but I made a conscious decision to exercise, while at work. I snacked all day long and instead of eating lunch, I walked the entire time, around the perimeter of the hospital. I think I gave myself blisters, cause these boots sure weren't made for walking LOL. It was nice to get outside especially since the weather isn't scorching yet. I got in over 10k steps at lunch, and periodically walking in place.

All in all, it was a good day for a work day :).

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Day 107

I woke up early this morning and got on the elliptical for 20 minutes before work.

I got in almost 10k steps, which is great for a work day.

I'm exhausted so I'm going to bed.

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Day 106

Today I did the same thing as yesterday. I got onto the elliptical first thing this morning for 30 minutes before dropping the kid off at school. I just got off the elliptical for the second time today for an additional 40 minutes. I also completed my 10000 step goal which is something that I want to be more diligent about doing.

One day at a time. When you have time. I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Day 105

I'm just now seeing that my post from yesterday didn't publish and is still a draft, so I'm going to publish that at the same time as this post.

I just got off of the elliptical trainer for the second time today. I just did 35 minutes and this morning I woke up and did 30 minutes.

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Day 104

I got onto the elliptical for 30 minutes this morning, first thing after waking up, and I just got off again for an additional 40 minutes. I feel much better about how things went today. It really is all about the choices that we make in every moment (at least for me). I keep seeing videos of this woman jumping around and doing all these plyometrics and calisthenics and stuff and it looks like so much fun. I hope I can do those things again. I know it'll take time but with good choices I'll get there again.

One day at a time. Once we set a time. I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Day 103

One of my biggest problems with this challenge is finding motivation on the days when I don't exercise first thing in the morning. It becomes a game of wills and I almost always lose.

I thought forcing myself to blog before noon would help, which for the most part does, except for on days like today when I had to be at work for a meeting at 7am. I didn't get home until almost 1pm with all the errands we ran afterwards, and that killed the day for blogging and exercising (this is my problem on the weekends also with work). My motivation goes out the door. I guess this is where the "one choice at a time," part comes in, but I guess i struggle with that also,  which is why I have to tell myself this everyday.

Anyway today could have been better, and would have been if I didn't have that last minute meeting.

Tonight I did static holds in a bicep curl 1-2 mins each while pulsing inward to feel my deltoids working. I was watching those little cooking tutorials from Tasty and Tip Hero that float all over FB, hence the varied times (I watched 6 videos).

So tired. Off to bed. I HAVE to get out of this rutt and start exercising in the morning again.

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Day 102

Yesterday (Monday) I got onto the elliptical and started to watch Fear The Walking Dead but kept getting interrupted by phone calls  (I don't get phone service in my bedroom where my elliptical trainer is). Nonetheless, I got in 45 minutes of consecutive time before the interruptions started so I will just count that.  Not bad.

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Day 101

I can't believe that I forgot to blog for 2 days! On this day Sunday, was a work day, so I got onto the elliptical trainer after work for 15 minutes.

One day at a time. One choice at a time. I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Day 100

Today was a crazy day at work.

I'm exhausted but I did a bunch of walking lunges before getting ready for bed I did 60 walking lunges and total so I guess that would be 30 on each side.

I'm hoping to get cancelled tomorrow if I could do I plan to start my week off better than last week one choice at a time right?

One day at a time. one choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Day 99

Today was not a great day. Little brother brought me to my breaking point again.  I hope this phase ends soon.

I did 3/12 tricep overhead extensions with 8# and 3/10 tricep kickbacks with 5#.

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Day 98

Today I procrastinated waaaay too much with exercise. I had all these plans and all of them just fell through. My youngest son was just not having any of it today so I kept putting it off for later and later and later and I ended up just working with weights tonight instead of getting on the elliptical.

I did 3 sets of 10 bent over rows with my 8-pound dumbbells and I did 3 sets of 10 deadlifts also with my both of my 8-pound dumbbells.

I hope to go to bed early and not procrastinate sleep lol, so that I can wake up early and exercise on the elliptical. It's supposed to rain so that makes for a nice indoor day.

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Day 97

Hey I already got into bed and just remembered that I needed to post this. I didn't post for yesterday either! I don't know where my brain has been.

Anyway today I watched iZombie and I got in an hour on the elliptical trainer. I'm exhausted so I'm going to bed.

One day at a time. one choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Day 96

I forgot to post for this day! I did 45 minutes on the elliptical watching something that I had saved on DVR (Blindspot).

One day at a time. One choice to the time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Day 95

This morning when I woke up I was hoping that my  butt would be sore from all of the pulsing squats but it wasn't. So I got onto the elliptical for 93 minutes and watch The Walking Dead season finale. Now it's sore LOL.

I also redid my measurements and I save them somewhere else so that if blogger acts up again at least I don't lose my data. I'm also going to try to attach pictures again but I'm not sure if it will work.

I was embarrassed to post my way to end my inches butt I guess now that I know that they're temporary I shouldn't be afraid to post them. Also it's the truth, so I shouldn't be ashamed. Maybe posting my numbers will make someone out there feel less self-conscious about themselves. I'll also include the previous two measurements that I had for the previous months. Here we go:

Start weight: 246.6

2/5/16

241.1#

Hips 53"
Waist 44"
R/L thigh 27" / 27"
Chest 38"
R arm 13.5" (1/2 way)
15.5" under armpit
L arm 14"
16" under armpit

3/1

238.8#

Hips 52"
Waist 44"
Across belly button 52"
R/L th 26" / 26"
Chest 36.75"
R arm 13"
Und armpit 14.5"
L arm 14"
Und a.p. 15.5"

4/1

237.8#

Hips 50.5" (-2.5")
Waist 43"  (-1")
Over bb 48" (-4"!!!)
Chest 36.5" (1.5)
R/L th 26.5" / 27" (-.5" / -0")
R arm 13" (-.5")
15" Und ap (-.5")
L arm 14" (-0")
15.25" Und ap (-.25")

I started measuring over my belly button because I could see after the first month that there was visual change and so I wanted to be able to see if numbers as well for added motivation.

I could not add pictures so I'll have to upload them to a computer and add them that way.

One day at a time. When do I set a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Day 94

Today at work, my butt was so sore! Sounds silly but those pulsing squats I did yesterday did the job! I love the feeling of sore muscles after you've worked them. It means you did a good job!

That being said, I did more tonight.  This time I did 5 sets of 30 pulsing squats. Can't wait to see what tomorrow brings!

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Day 93

Today after work I did 3 sets of 30 pulsing squats. It doesn't seem like a lot but squats always kick your butt when you least expect it. :)

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength. 

Friday, April 1, 2016

Day 92

Today I got onto the elliptical (with my lipstick on ;-)) for an hour and watched the last episode of the season of PLL.

I also did my weigh-in and measurements AND took a picture!

Back in 2009 when I completed this challenge the first time,  I didn't lose much weight,  but saw a lot of inches come off. I am seeing a repeat this year lol.

This month I lost 1lb, for a total of 8.8 lbs lost, but lost a bunch of inches.

I'm a little mad bc I did my measurements this morning but after going to retrieve them just now, my old phone deleted them,  along with the other previous months. I have to find a better system then relying on blogger mobile, bc frankly it sucks.

I remember losing 2? inches off my hips, 2 off my waist one off my arms, I think... and one off of my bust. I'll just have to do them again. So mad!

Here is an April 1 pic. I chose this dress bc I think it gives an honest representation of my curves, and if I start shrinking, I think it will show that.

I'll post measurements later, by Monday at the latest.

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Update: blogger won't let me attach any pics without crashing, so I'll have to figure out how to attach them later #bloggersucks

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Day 91

Today I procrastinated. All day. I did everything else under the sun,  including cleaning old clothes or of the closet, washing them (3 loads) and bagging them for donation. Then I did the dishes.  I hate the dishes so that just shows how much I procrastinated.

THEN, when I finally decided to suck it up and do it,  I couldn't find the "shoes" (they are like indoor sock/slippers that I only wear on the elliptical bc I can't feel the tread with them and regular shoes are too restricting). I found them before bed in my son's room.

Anyway I decided to just lift instead,  and I lifted until fatigue, which didn't take much lol (my arms and shoulders are quivering right now!)

I only did 2 sets of each of 15-20 reps,  with my 8#ers, front raises, shoulder shrugs and side bends. My arms are shaking so badly right now that it's becoming difficult to type/"swipe" this on my phone! Of to bed and will try for a better day.

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Day 90

Well, my husband brought me a new phone to play around with until I decide what to get. So far, the Blogger app is working better for me... for now. :)

Today I got into lipstick with two different times I got on this morning for 25 minutes and I got on again this afternoon for another 50 minutes. The longer durations are starting to become pretty easy for me which is great so I think I'm going to start playing with the incline and resistance. I really like playing with my weights while I'm on the elliptical also. It's like multi-tasking but with exercise lol.

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Test

Test

Day 89

I just got off the elliptical trainer for 90 minutes. I watch Despicable Me 2 with my youngest son. I also did bicep curls 3 sets of 20 with 5 pounds and triceps extensions also three sets of 20 with 5 pounds, while on the elliptical.

One day at a time. one choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.