January 27, 2003
Weekly Wrap-up

I bet everyone thought I had died or at least quit exercising, huh? ;-) Not the case, so here’s the wrap-up for the week.

Steven and I went to the gym and I did biceps, triceps, shoulders, chest, and lunges - four or five sets of varying reps for each. I also came home and did about thirty crunches.

I got my hair done, so by the time I got home it was kind of late and I didn’t feel like working out, so I didn’t.

I did twenty minutes on the StairMaster at level 3 before I ate which burns more fat. I also did forty crunches.

Another twenty minutes before eating, but I forgot to do my crunches. Oops. Update: before going to bed I did twenty crunches.

I’m still drinking all my water (or close enough to it) at work. I’m getting ready to have a visit from Aunt Flo, though, so my eating is a little worse. I expect that trend to continue into this week, unfortunately.

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January 22, 2003
Damn Cookie

Since I’m trying to be honest here, I must confess that for lunch today I had a piece of cheese pizza and a cookie. Damn Aunt Flo and her cravings!

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January 21, 2003

I was going to come home and StairMaster for forty minutes again. I had just entered a bunch of items for trade over at Swappingtons (if you sign up, please use kymberlie as your referrer) and was getting ready to get on the StairMaster when I saw the 2003 Bloggie nominations were posted. I was elated to find out that Neurotic Fishbowl was nominated for two awards (best designed and best new weblog), so I didn’t get on right away. When I did finally get on, Steven was already home with supper so I only did twenty minutes tonight.

Bad workout, but who could blame me? :-)

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January 20, 2003
Another Forty

Steven and I decided to skip dance class tonight (we take advanced two step and polka) so I came home and StairMastered for another forty minutes, the first twenty on level 3 and the last twenty on level 4. Man, it felt good to burn so many calories!

Probably a good thing that I did the extra time because I drank too many cokes tonight. Bad Kymberlie!

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January 19, 2003
Weekend Update

I really only use the weekends for exercising. I eat whatever I want (within reason) because it’s the weekend, damn it! I’ll try to watch what I eat during the week so I don’t have to during the weekend.

So, back to the update. Both Saturday and Sunday I StairMastered for twenty minutes before I ate, meaning that I burned fat and not just calories. They say if you can StairMaster first thing, it’s like doing twice as much exercise. I also did some ab roller exercises both days as well. Nothing too impressive, but not bad nonetheless.

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January 16, 2003
Two Words

I have two words for you: forty minutes. I just did forty minutes on our StairMaster at level 4 the whole time.

I think what allowed me to go for so long is the new TiVo in the back room. I had the $50,000 National Pastry Competition recorded from The Food Network and was able to watch almost the whole thing. It kept me entertained and not focused on the fact that I was STILL StairMastering.

Now I am off to eat some cereal for dinner!

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January 15, 2003
First Full Day

Yesterday was actually the day I launched the site, but since I didn’t get to exercise then (my brother and his girlfriend came over for dinner), this is the first day I get to record everything.

I didn’t get to drink all of my water today because our building had no water for a while and I had already had to pee in a toilet that wouldn’t flush plenty of times by the afternoon. I will drink all of it tomorrow, though.

For lunch today I had a roasted chicken six inch sandwich from Subway. It did have cheese and I had a piece of bacon on the side, but it wasn’t a terrible lunch, I don’t think. For a mid-afternoon snack it was pretzels from the vending machine and then dinner was soup and toast with an orange for dessert.

Today was my first day in the gym in a long time, so it was a good workout, but not overly tough. I would like to be able to move tomorrow. I started out with about four sets of lunges on the Smith machine with no weight. I then did four sets of shoulder presses with ten and twenty pounds of weight. I moved next to shoulders and did shoulder presses (sitting upright, pushing against the weight; have no idea what the proper term is), four sets with ten and twenty pounds. I finished up with bicep curls with twenty and thirty pounds in three sets. Later at home I did ten reps with the ab roller.

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I was talking to my mom today and she mentioned she’s lost 30 pounds. What an inspiration! I am so proud of her. Way to go, Mom!

And, Mom, thanks for stopping by and wishing me luck. Your love and support are always a wonderful thing.

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Lovely Lunch

I had a good lunch today - most of a 6" roasted chicken breast sandwich from Subway and a couple of pieces of bacon. I had some cheese on it, but no mayonnaise. Not too bad for a new leaf.

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January 14, 2003
A New Beginning

Most of my New Year’s resolutions for this year had to do with weight loss.

With that in mind, I started this blog, Changes - Turning Over a New Leaf, in hopes that by having somewhere to record my progress in a public venue I would be more inclined to actually keep those resolutions.

I probably won’t do any calorie counting (at least to start), but I do hope to record my workouts and my water drinking on here.

I’m not sure how interesting this is going to be for other people, but please feel free to leave comments and encouragment. One can always do with a little help from their friends!

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