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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

It's on and poppin'

If you haven't been keeping up with my health and weight loss journal then you don't know that I gained four or five pounds in the past month or so. I would love to blame it on someone else, but I can't really. However, I can blame it on those bags (yes bagS) of peanut M&Ms. Then I discovered the dark chocolate ones. They are sinfully good. I dawned on me that I had been doing some emotional eating AND I was PMSing. Talk about snack attacks!

I've been vowing not to gain anymore weight 'cause after a five pound weight gain it sometimes gets out of control. So, when I went to the grocery store I bought one Peppermint Patty instead of the M&Ms. Okay, I have to admit that I sent a text to my oldest daughter expressing how much I wanted to buy a large bag of M&Ms and she said, "NO!" Then she suggested the Peppermint Patty... That was the.best.peppermint.patty.ever.

I weighed myself yesterday and found that I'd lost the four to five pounds. Talk about a release of a deep breath. Later on last night I read Renee's (Cutie Booty Cakes) post about her weight loss. (She's the incredible shrinking woman.) In total she's loss 33 pounds and she's at 169 now. Isn't that awesome? Well, that's only about nine to 10 pounds away from me so now I've gotten into competitive mode. She's headed for 150 pounds and I'm determined to meet her there. I don't necessarily have to beat her there, but I have to keep up. I've been really impressed with her progress and hard work so the last couple of days I've kept her in mind to motivate me.

One of the best parts about this is that I recently won a workout DVD from Jocelyn at Hip Mama's Place. It's the Pulse Yoga II DVD with Argie Tang. I tried doing some of it today and I can see why it's number two. I need to get the first one so I can build up to it. I did about 20 minutes and then watched some of the rest. The information on the back of the DVD case actually recommends watching it first before trying it and that makes so much sense because of the way Tang gives her instructions.

Instead of saying the opposite foot, arm or leg that she's on so the participants will be on the same foot as she is, she says the foot she's on so when you look up you're on the opposite side. It can throw one off a bit. And I'll have to get used to her. I currently have The Firm Slim Solutions Yoga Workout DVD and it's the first one. I've gotten adjusted to it and it's not quite a challenge anymore, but the Pulse Yoga II is definitely a challenge. It's described as combining "all of the best elements and disciplines of Pilates, Core Fusion and Yoga." I've also been doing random stretching, toning and yoga (I have a book with yoga instructions) so I'm pleased to be moving again. My goal is to keep the momentum going and lose another 10 pounds... Piece of cake (that's low-cal, sugar free cake).
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