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Alright. I've been here for a year. Nothing has progressed. In fact, I even gained 10 pounds. That makes 38 pounds gained in 4 1/2 years. Maybe I was trying to do too much all at once? Focusing too much on exercise and not enough on diet? Time to take a step back and reevaluate. This challenge will be like I've never tried losing weight at all. Forget everything I've learned and start from the start.

 

So, here we go!

 

1) Track AND measure all food.

        I'm fine with tracking, but I think I've become off on what my serving sizes actually are. Time to break out all things measuring, and measure the sh*t out of everything. Even take pictures to post (if I remember) so people here can weigh in on what they think.

 

2) Do a streak of no k-cup chai lattes.

        Basically just see how long I can go without them. I'm going to see if I can do a streak instead of saying "only x amount is allowed per week". If I give myself an allowance, I will use it. But I don't want to flat out ban them. So, just see how long I can go without them and build off of that.

 

3) Get off my ass and exercise.

        It's just become so hard since everything started going downhill a month or two ago (see battle log). So, do ANYTHING at least twice a week. If I have to overcome my desire to sleep just to make it twice a week. Do it!!

 

and a bonus

 

4) Do something once a week that makes me happy.

        It can be as simple as coloring, playing a video game, or going to the movies. Make life awesome. Always keep fighting. Try not to fall into that pit, I own my happiness. Make me happy again.

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Well, this is off to a rough start. Set my alarm to get up this morning. It went off at 5:30. I rolled over, shut it off, changed it to 7 and went back to sleep.

 

*sigh*

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Well, this is off to a rough start. Set my alarm to get up this morning. It went off at 5:30. I rolled over, shut it off, changed it to 7 and went back to sleep.

 

*sigh*

 

Don't worry Hurls, it's only one day - you have plenty of time to make up for it!

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Thanks guys! :)

 

I was pouring my breakfast this morning and was like "I did say I was going to try to take pictures of all my food. But my phone is upstairs. Not going to walk upstairs to get my phone just to take a picture of cereal. I have 6 more weeks. It's the same everyday. No biggie!".  And it's true. I have the same thing for breakfast every. single. day.

 

I also plan on working out when I get home tonight. And if not tonight, tomorrow morning. This is usually my off week, but since almost every week has been my off week for the past 2 months, I need to get back into the swing of things. It would just be so much easier if I were someone who liked working out. Even when I was I was going consistently, it was never something I looked forward to. It just became part of a routine.

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Thanks guys! :)

 

I was pouring my breakfast this morning and was like "I did say I was going to try to take pictures of all my food. But my phone is upstairs. Not going to walk upstairs to get my phone just to take a picture of cereal. I have 6 more weeks. It's the same everyday. No biggie!".  And it's true. I have the same thing for breakfast every. single. day.

 

I also plan on working out when I get home tonight. And if not tonight, tomorrow morning. This is usually my off week, but since almost every week has been my off week for the past 2 months, I need to get back into the swing of things. It would just be so much easier if I were someone who liked working out. Even when I was I was going consistently, it was never something I looked forward to. It just became part of a routine.

 

Maybe with time it will become something you enjoy doing? I have to admit, it took me a long long time to grow to love it (more than 4 years) but I got to a stage where I actually do look forward to it now. And I am increasing the amount of time I spend doing it too. Could it be that you haven't found a workout regime that suits you yet? Keep trying new things until you find something you love. 

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Maybe with time it will become something you enjoy doing? I have to admit, it took me a long long time to grow to love it (more than 4 years) but I got to a stage where I actually do look forward to it now. And I am increasing the amount of time I spend doing it too. Could it be that you haven't found a workout regime that suits you yet? Keep trying new things until you find something you love. 

It could be as simple as that. I know I like things that don't feel like exercise. But as soon as I associate that with exercising, it no longer becomes fun. I've got some mental hurdles to jump, I do believe!

 

 

Well, 05:30 is a bit of an uncivilized time to have to get up...  ;)

Right!? But unfortunately, if I want to get to the gym in the morning, that's when I need to get up. Or shorten my morning routine. But I'm not sure that's going to happen anytime soon. I really like watching the news and catching up on Facebook in the morning, lol.

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Right!? But unfortunately, if I want to get to the gym in the morning, that's when I need to get up. Or shorten my morning routine. But I'm not sure that's going to happen anytime soon. I really like watching the news and catching up on Facebook in the morning, lol.

 

Maybe you could watch the news and do Facebook thing while you warmup and then work out?

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hey here is a secret, I don't like working out either! but the thing that I DO like about it is that I've got some regularly scheduled "me" time. like, something I'm doing on purpose for me, because I am amazing and I deserve the attention. :) sometimes pedicures fit into that category, and sometimes trying to do a bunch of push-ups does.

 

yay day 1 and yay new challenge!

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Maybe you could watch the news and do Facebook thing while you warmup and then work out?

When at home I could do that. I typically go to the gym, and by the time I hit the cardio room around 7:30 the "real" news is over and all the bubbly fake news is on. It's mainly just sucking it up and doing it. And getting to bed slightly earlier. I think it was quarter to 11 by the time I shut off my light and went to sleep. Usually I'm in bed by 10 when I know I need to get up.

 

 

hey here is a secret, I don't like working out either! but the thing that I DO like about it is that I've got some regularly scheduled "me" time. like, something I'm doing on purpose for me, because I am amazing and I deserve the attention. :) sometimes pedicures fit into that category, and sometimes trying to do a bunch of push-ups does.

 

yay day 1 and yay new challenge!

Coming from Miss 7800 jumping jacks in one day, that makes me feel a little better, lol.

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And here is my lunch for today. Which is what I have pretty much every day. Past couple of weeks, not so much. Been going out a lunch with a coworker to complain, so it has been switched up. But really, this has been my lunch every day at work for awhile now.

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Coming from Miss 7800 jumping jacks in one day, that makes me feel a little better, lol.

 

weeeeeell technically it was 7800 jumping jacks in TWO days. it was like, 5000 in one day. *cough.* but, yeah. and you know why I was so successful? because I was doing it for other people, not for me! it's important for me to learn these things about myself so I can get out of my own way.

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Haha, okay, that seems a little less insane. But still a lot! Maybe I need to join a challenge that I have teammates. Make it so I can't let others down. I did enjoy the group classes that I took. I'm sad my hula hoop girl moved, I loved that class. It's so boring doing it myself. And all the classes I want to take at the gym are while I'm at work :(

 

I just printed off a whole bunch of recipes that use watermelon. My mom and I might try some this week. Such as watermelon bruchetta and watermelon mojito. Yum!

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Guys!!! Guess what?! I got up this morning and worked out. Did 20 minutes of hula hooping. Would have done more but the humidity is like walking through soup. Ugh. Instead of setting my alarm for 5:30, I set it for 5:50. I realized I didn't need as much time in the morning when working out at home because I didn't need to factor in any driving time. Duh.

 

Today is my progress check-in with my supervisor and manager. Hopefully they have realized that I work better without all the extra supervision and those issues were just a small bump in the road. Or hopefully they just finally let me go. I started bringing some stuff home last night just in case. It's going to be an interesting day for sure.

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Guys!!! Guess what?! I got up this morning and worked out. Did 20 minutes of hula hooping. Would have done more but the humidity is like walking through soup. Ugh. Instead of setting my alarm for 5:30, I set it for 5:50. I realized I didn't need as much time in the morning when working out at home because I didn't need to factor in any driving time. Duh.

 

Today is my progress check-in with my supervisor and manager. Hopefully they have realized that I work better without all the extra supervision and those issues were just a small bump in the road. Or hopefully they just finally let me go. I started bringing some stuff home last night just in case. It's going to be an interesting day for sure.

 

Well done on getting up and getting in a workout, that;s it now - you've accomplished that goal for the day. 

 

As for the meeting, I hope everything goes how you want it to. Let us know and good luck. 

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Guys!!! Guess what?! I got up this morning and worked out. Did 20 minutes of hula hooping. Would have done more but the humidity is like walking through soup. Ugh. Instead of setting my alarm for 5:30, I set it for 5:50. I realized I didn't need as much time in the morning when working out at home because I didn't need to factor in any driving time. Duh.

 

Today is my progress check-in with my supervisor and manager. Hopefully they have realized that I work better without all the extra supervision and those issues were just a small bump in the road. Or hopefully they just finally let me go. I started bringing some stuff home last night just in case. It's going to be an interesting day for sure.

Awesome on getting up this morning! Whoo you :) 

And I hope things go okay with you today :/

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Thanks guys. I almost didn't get up. My alarm went off and I was like "I should just do it tomorrow and Friday... But I don't know if I'll have time on Friday. Damn. I'll just get up and do it."

 

And I will let you guys know how the meeting goes. Like I told my mom, I will still be celebrating if they let me go. They are a major reason why I've started seeing a therapist. You really shouldn't hope every morning to get into a car accident so you can go to the hospital so you don't have to go to work. T-minus 2 hours. My ipod knew I'm stressed. It played Jurassic Park - the 8 minute long version - on my way in. It's my stress song. It also played Men in Black last Thursday or Friday after a long stressful day. Had me bouncing and dancing in my car. Wonder what it will play after work...

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T-minus 1 hour. I've started packing up the rest of the things at my desk. I am most likely overreacting. I think I'm just hoping so much that they will that I've convinced myself that they will. Only things left to grab are a couple pictures I've left out, a couple coasters, and my protein powder. Everything else is in my purse or in the box tote that I keep under my desk for my purse and blanket. 

 

Gah! I really wish this meeting was earlier in the day, which makes me think that since it's not until almost noon they are not letting me go. They'd just want to get it over and done with. I want to put on some music and calm me, but my ipod is already packed away in my purse!

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eep I hope everything is going ok!

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ALSO this is a hula hoop thing. I would like to make hula hoop practice a more purposeful part of my day, do you have any flows or special moves you practice? I wish I had a class I could take a couple of time to get started, but right now it's just me and my sparkle hoop and youtube videos, and it's hard to focus for longer than 5 minutes at a time.

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I still have a job... yay?

Things are okay. I hit a rough patch a month ago. Had one job mess up, and they didn't like how I handled two others. Nothing went wrong with them, they just saw that with my other issue and decided to get hr involved. So I've been under review the past month. Today was the check in to see how I've progressed. Need to go another month.

After almost 7 years here for a job that was only suppose to be 3 months, I'm just tired of all the bs. And more and more is happening. I need out, but can't get out. Which has led me to try my pet sitting venture.

As for hula hooping, I don't do much. Just basic side to side and then front to back. I spend 5 minutes on each, going in natural and unnatural direction. So 20 minutes is my minimum. I try to throw in some squats when doing side to side and backwards lunges when doing front to back. Halos too if I'm feeling up to it at the end. But I'm like you, I get bored. I need that teacher to keep me focused. I usually set up Netflix and watch something to keep me entertained.

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wish I was there and we could go for a nice walk this afternoon (with our hula hoops?) to clear the air. I'm glad you still have a job, because that gives you a chance to focus on your own terms, whatever that looks like.

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Oh, that walk (with the hula hoops) would be perfect. Too bad we're like 4 hours apart :(

 

Yea, I think that's why I was so stressed. That I wouldn't be leaving on my own terms. Oh well. My deadline for my venture is in a month. There is an end in sight.

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