Monday, November 30, 2009

Heads Or Tails - Proud



There are a lot of people, places and things I've been proud of in my life. I suppose the one that's lacking is pride in myself. I'm workin' on it, though.

Today I decided I would 'exercise' to just one song. As a start. Better than no start at all. I found my favorite Robbie Williams video on YouTube and vigorously marched in place to it. I'm embarrassed to admit I was winded before the five and a half minute video was over. I didn't quit, though. I will do this every day. I'll add more when I can.

I've made a slow start on eating less, too. Very slow. I now eat half of what I normally would eat. My sandwich for lunch became half a sandwich. No chips of course. I will add more changes as I get used to things. If I go too fast on all this, I will fail.

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Do you exercise? Do you have any tips to help me learn how to burn fat?

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I've watched American Idol every season except for the first two. I had such hope for Taylor Hicks after he won. It seems he's faded off into obscurity.



"I've learned to love myself in spite of me,
And I've learned to walk on the road I believe."

13 comments:

Tammy said...

I've lost 40 pounds this past year using SENSA. It really works. I should start exercising too, but I figure chasing after kids is exercise enough eh. LOL

Mike said...

A little bit is a good way to start. It takes time and I need to do it too. :)

Smalltown RN said...

Barb....a huge hug to you...you did it...you took the first step and that is what it is all about...you would also be right not to overwhelm yourself with tasks....tackle one at a time....a food diary is an excellent way to keep track of what you eat...it keeps you honest and it gives you a visual and it also might help you discover patterns of when you eat, why you are eating ie. are you eating because you are hungry, or bored, or scared or what....monitor it....dancing and marching on the spot is an excellent start...you know there are lots of chair excercises you can do as well....you can go on the internet and find little videos that do little routines...they are a great starting point.

You have many things to be proud of...good for you...

My list is up.....

Titania Starlight said...

I found that in order to lose weight when it comes to exercising is to find something to do that is fun. I'm addicted to Turbo Jam and any sort of exercise DVD that has awesome music. Far as the eating goes that is complex. I do a calorie rotation cycle that keeps my body guessing so that I can lose the weight. Any diets that I have tried I adapt too quick. This is the only thing that works for me. Best wishes!!!! :o)

I had to stop by to say hello.... It has almost been a year since I have blogged. today I have begun to get my feet wet again with blogging. Sure missed my visits with you.
Take care,
Titania

Martha in PA said...

Although I need to get back on the diet and exercise band wagon one analogy I remember from WW several years ago is that all the small changes add up. Think of it like the jar of change you might have where you empty your pennies,nickels, dimes at the end of each day, and how quickly it adds up to so much more!

Good job!

My Heads or Tails

(You might want to skip the beginning of the post... it's a not so diet recipe!

Dallas Meow said...

love Martha's analogy of the coins adding up!
Proud of YOU too!

Grace said...

Proud of you... baby steps... slow and steady wins the race... right?

Sassy Mama Bear said...

Every step is a step in the right direction Barb! Hubby has started going to the gym and once I have my surgery later this month I will be joining too. Unitl then I admit I have been pretty lazy.
Proud of you! I have a difficult time being proud of myself too though ;)

i beati said...

I think pride in oneself and total committment and not being hard on oneself takes time and patience and is a lifelong steady endeavor. never lose heart..sandy

Anna said...

I'm very proud of you for taking those first steps, and for finishing the song. You're right to do it one step at a time, because if you don't make it something you can live with, you won't stick to it.

Calico Crazy said...

Way to go Barb! I'd give advice but I'm horrible with weight loss and exercise. I tend to cycle between being 10 pounds overweight and 60 pounds overweight. I think at this point in my life if I could get back to the 10 pounds I would be happy. Maybe I'll take a cue from you and start with some small changes. ~ Calico Contemplations

Karen said...

Way to go! I have discovered what works for me and so that is what I do. I think when you are our age we know what we won't keep up with. I am not going to write this time because my meds have me wonky and I will be a blubbering mess if I try. See ya next week though.

magill50 said...

I still truly adore him....