Thursday, April 30, 2009

I worked out with Kim after work yesterday. I did interval training and actually jogged for 11 minutes at 5.0 rate and some 6.0 rate! I need to create a playlist that does moderate tempo for 10 minutes and then a high energy set for 10 and then another walking tempo.

I think it will be good to alternate workingout with Kim with working out on my own at 24 hour fitness.
The roughest parts are that my feet KILL me at the end of the workout and the next day AND that I don't get home until really late and I don't have ANY energy left for my husband or my family.

I am so pumped that I weighed 196.8 this morning! I have been vascillating between 198 and 197 for several days(about a week I think) and so now that I am increasing my exercise level I am confident that I will be able to continue the descent. I have adjusted my goal for this week to be 195 by Sunday instead of the 192 that I thought I was going to be.

I let myself just sit and do nothing on Monday. I really need to go workout first thing when I'm off for the day and not let myself sit all day on the computer.

I am also determined to get a handle on this menu planning without breaking the bank. I don't think I will totally be able to use the auto generated menus here on this site because of the variety of the meals. It is really impractical to buy groceries for that many diverse meals for a family of 5.

Farewell Julia!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

This my friend Julia, she is a L&D nurse from Canada. She moved back there last week :( She spent Thanksgiving with us last year and got to see an "American Thanksgiving"
We'll miss you!

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Biggest Loser Club-1st Post

Monday, April 27, 2009

Wow, I'm going to take the plunge and chart my progress. I have lost 14 lbs. so far on my own since March, now it's time to pump up the urgency and get on track with this program.

I was so frustrated trying to plan meals for my family that they would eat--that now I am turning to this program to help me. So far I am encouraged. I know that they will eat pork tenderloin.

My main concern is the 12 hour shifts that I work: Will I be able to get the workouts in that I need? I can't see myself eating everything on their menu if I can't work it off every day. I will take it one step at a time.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Crazy Monkeys! Evidence of our midnight visitors! The Racoons had a feast on watermelon, hamburgers, and hotdogs!


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Other Campers...

Bob and Nate!


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Still more Camping Pics!

As you can tell, the day was overcast, but we had a relaxing time anyway :)

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More pics from Camping Trip

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Family Camping Trip!

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Wow! I can't believe that I haven't posted since November!

I am really loving being on day shift. It did take some getting used to, but I think I am finally really enjoying it.

I am looking through my photos and it's almost been a year since we took this photo!
time to get back on track! A lot has happened in that year.

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I will do my best to catch up!