Exercise Extreme Makeover: Me Edition

Extreme Makeover: Me Edition – Progress

This week on EM:ME Amber updated us on her week at Weight Watchers, and I’m happy to tell you that she lost 4 pounds. BIG congrats Amber! 🙂

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If you want to update us on your progress or the progress you’d like to make, just click on Amber’s blog for details. Amber’s question this week was about progress. Here’s where I am with that. 😉

If you’ve read my blog then you probably know I was on vacation last week. I attended part of a Weight Watchers meeting (where I was on vacation,) but it was so terrible that I left only a few minutes in. It made me abundantly thankful attend the meetings I regularly attend because the group and our leader is fantastic.

While I was away I attempted to make wise choices. Though I ate things I definitely would not eat at home, I wrote it down and counted the points. And I’ve eaten very well since returning home over the weekend, but I weigh in tomorrow. It has been two weeks since my last weigh-in, and I’m nervous. I’m nervous because I ate some things I shouldn’t, but more than that, I’m nervous because I didn’t have access to my recumbent bike last week. Grrr!

I went for walks and swam in the ocean, but nothing seems to work as well for me as my precious recumbent bike. My friend, Todd, who is a brilliant doc in CA, joked with me a few days ago. He asked if my “recumbent bike is made of gold or something,” and my response was “nope, but it’s worth almost as much to me now anyway.”

Whatever happens on the scale tomorrow, I don’t think it will be too disappointing. I enjoyed my trip, and now I’m back into my regular routine. I’ll be away again for two weeks in August, but this time it will be much easier to stay in my groove. I’ll purchase a guest pass at the gym so I can ride a bike and do my regular circuit training. And I’ll eat well (for the most part.) That’s all I can do, and it seems to be enough so far…:)

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    Connie Weiss
    July 29, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    We are the totally cool girls that went on fabulous vacations last week!

    I'm having a slightly difficult time getting back in the groove with migraines visiting me. But I"m determined!

    Have you named your bike? 🙂

    Have a wonderful week!

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    Connie Weiss
    July 29, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    LOL! My word verification on that last comment was


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    July 29, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    I'm not a new reader to your blog.. well not REALLY new but this is the first time I've been able to make a comment on your page.

    Totally weird, but everytime I've hit that little comment button it shuts me out. How annoying. Anyways, just wanted to let you know that I enjoy your blog and I added you to my twitter a while ago (moppieke)

    Yay for weigh in day tomorrow! Perhaps I'm alone in this, but I always look forward to knowing where I "stand" for lack of better words!

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    Scrappy Girl
    July 29, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    Life is way too short to not eat a little off plan when on vacation…the trick is to not go too wild…and to pick up right where you left off when you got home! Good luck at your weigh in tomorrow…I have mine tomorrow evening…all I want is 1 pounds to = 20 pounds lost total!

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    July 30, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    Don't worry too much for tomorrow, I'm sure you won't be disappointed.

    I admire you that you've got the discipline to use your bike at home, working out at home never worked for me very well.

    And also that you're going to take a guest pass to a gym during your coming holiday!

    You're an inspiration!

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