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This is Freakin’ Ridiculous! November 16, 2009

Posted by reddlissa in Teacher Stuff, Weight Loss/Fitness.
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My school district is sponsoring a program called “Maintain to Don’t Gain.”  Basically employees are encouraged to focus on healthy eating and moderation during the holiday season.  If you maintain or lose weight between November 16 and January 8, you are entered in a drawing to win $100.

I have decided to use this contest as a motivational jump-start to my desperate need to lose weight.  I hope to LOSE serious weight.  My goal is to drop 40 pounds by February 27 (my 34th birthday).   This morning I visited our nurse and had the starting weigh-in….

Stupid fucking scale 😡

Total Disappointment February 2, 2009

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I just completed week 3 of my training for the Avon Walk.  This past week I walked a total of 20 miles.  My back and legs are so sore and stiff that I can barely walk.  Everyone says, “Wow!  You must be dropping weight like crazy!”  WRONG!!  I have gained 2 pounds.

I am so frustrated with this whole weight loss thing.  I hate being this overweight and I know what I need to do to fix the problem — I just can’t seem to find the will power to actually control my eating.  I am disappointed in myself….which makes me want to eat more.  Yay 😦

I had the chance to talk with a friend over the weekend; she is a fitness instructor and she has offered her help.  I am starting a new eating plan tomorrow (no time to grocery shop yesterday).  I am going to focus on eating the bulk of my calories for breakfast and lunch instead of in the evening.  This will be a complete break from my normal routine but I am willing to try something totally different — I want to get rid of this extra weight!

I Survived Week One January 18, 2009

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I just completed my first week of training for the Avon Walk.  Friday is the only day I skipped which means I exercised 6 days in one week…this is a personal record!!  I anticipated that I my legs would be terribly sore and I would be hobbling around the apartment like a 90-year old woman but that is not the case.  Not counting some soreness and stiffness on Wednesday I haven’t had to deal with any aches and pains.  My knees bother me a little while I am walking, but I suspect that will remedy itself once I lose some of this extra weight I’m carrying.  Overall it was a hugely successful week, and I my confidence level is sky high 🙂