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January 28th, 2004
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Exercise update...
for...well, let's be honest, nearly a year, I've been a slug. I'm weighing in just under where I was when I started Weight Watchers way back when...I've decided, though, that I'm now a fit 165-pounder in the making...just have to take off a few dozen pounds here, work up some nice healthy, calorie-burning muscle tissue there.

I love the fitness center at the YMCA...the circuit training system automatically records my sets for me so every month or so I can run a report and see my progress without having to lug pen and paper around.

I have a system set up--take Quinn with me to the gym, nuke up dinner packed that morning for the two of us, drop him off with baby-sitting, change, run and lift, pick up my stuff, pick up Quinn, try to jet home to start the bed-time ritual at something resembling close to the right time. That's the plan twice a week during the week, and one workout on the weekend. So far, so good, two weeks in--with minor hiccups to get the scheduling unkinked with home logistical requirements.

I'm a little sore--but it's a good sore.

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From:tinnekke
Date:January 28th, 2004 06:46 pm (UTC)

Good luck!

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I hope you're able to stick with the new schedule. It can be hard, but you have my support.:)
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From:happypete
Date:January 29th, 2004 05:04 am (UTC)

Re: Good luck!

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thanks, Tink! ;)

I appreciate it mightily...I not only can do it, I'm doing it. "Hooah!" as they say up here in Army land!
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From:kimeepower
Date:January 28th, 2004 10:24 pm (UTC)

Stones not pounds :)

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Congradulations on going 2 weeks. Just another week really & you've created a habit. I guess if you can do or not do something for 21 days it becomes a habit & much easier to do, or not do which ever the case.

A little thing that I have found the works to pysch yourself out is not thinking about the hundreds of pounds (in my case, NOT yours!) I have to loose. I calculate the pounds into stones. A stone is an old English measurement = approximately 14 pounds. That way I was not easily defeated & thinking it was useless to loose xxx number of pounds. Instead I thought of it as an achieveable goal, only having to loose 10 stones or whatever.

Everytime I lost a stone (I lost 4 last year), I got a big stone & painted it with inspirational things & whatever & it was a little symbol of that stone I lost. I gave it to the people that supported me the most. So it was a great ceremony type thing, saying here is my stone & I never want it back again :) Thinking like this, helped me a lot. Maybe it will help you.

You can definately do this. Although I have no idea where you are going to loose weight other than your big toe perhaps. :)
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From:happypete
Date:January 29th, 2004 05:02 am (UTC)

Re: Stones not pounds :)

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cool! yes, the way to do it is to break up the big goal into little coals...5% increments, stones, dozens, whatever works!
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From:eeedge
Date:January 29th, 2004 04:53 am (UTC)
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Well done you. I lost 20 lbs over the summer and have been hovering at the same point since. I have another 18 to go. *sigh* I suppose that just over the halfway point is better than just under.

Anyway, I think you're doing marvelously well, and setting a great example for Q.
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From:happypete
Date:January 29th, 2004 05:01 am (UTC)

Quinn also...

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loves the Y because he can play with the mini-basketball setup in the Gym..
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From:happypete
Date:January 29th, 2004 05:03 am (UTC)

oh, and...

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well done you...just think...we can both be skinny-minis like we were in high-school..

whoops...I'd better not wander too far down that memory lane. ;)
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From:phoenix_glow
Date:January 29th, 2004 05:02 am (UTC)

Good for You!

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Sounds great that you're getting some exercise, but also good that you're doing something for yourself! It's so easy to let parenting take over your life!! ( I so look forward to my weekly belly dancing class.) Just curious do you guys switch off for adult nights off alone? That always helps my sanity! ;)

hang in there!
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From:happypete
Date:January 29th, 2004 05:08 am (UTC)

Re: Good for You!

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Well, we don't really "switch off" per se...right now I really need to be the house-husband...with Pam in class two nights a week and having homework to do between, this isn't an ideal semester, schedule-wise...
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