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Perhaps I should have waited until the morning to post this especially when tonight was the first night at bootcamp. I’m not going to lie, it was hard but they say it might get easier.

Seems to me I can’t remember zipping up a pair of size 16 jeans even though it wasn’t that long ago.  Things become difficult when you put on weight and some things that seem effortless to some become a big ordeal.  Take putting on a pair of socks for instance, it is a job, I have to sit my left cheek on the bed and raise my left foot to put on my sock, then reverse and sit my right cheek on the bed and lift my right leg and repeat.  I had to recently go out and purchase a pair of knee high boots so I was able to grab the tops of them to pull them on with ease.  Another thing when you are 4 foot 11 inches and your height isn’t from your waist to you foot, driving becomes difficult when the seat needs to be put back to accommodate a few pounds.  Oh and the all embarrassing moment is when any restaurant uses captain chairs and you get up and the chair gets up with you.

Well apparently this UFIT boot camp is going to kick me back into shape, hum, I don’t remember what shape I use to be either as I’m taking on this pear shape lately.

My daughter has encouraged me to join and I’m going to stick with it for us both.  I have 5 weeks to fit and 5 weeks of healthy eating and making life changes is on the rise.  I might of embarrassed myself tonight but I’m going back on Friday to do it again.

Denise Fleming

Go Grandma Go!

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Hello and welcome to my True to Thursday’s weigh in.

I’m a mama, a grandmama, a big mama at that.

Here it is Thursday again, I’m going to put it out there, I’m either brave, or foolish but next week my numbers will hopefully go down. On my “True To Thursday” change, challenge it is about being true to myself.  I’m by no means a strong willed person and I have a hold fast thought that, “exercising can be a brisk sit.

Today my weight is


This week I gained

.6 pounds

Aw, I feel like a little kid who just got her fingers slapped for doing something wrong.  I have a big upper lip and I’m pouting but I have only me to blame.  This week we had… wait a minute there is no we in I.  This week I had two sit down Thanksgiving dinners, one pot luck at the Red Cross association, one bottle of wine with our guests, one rather late dinner, 1/2 of a pumpkin pie, bread twice, and last night I drank one litre of 2% milk.

Recap of the past weeks.

week one; cut down on portion sizes.

week two; no carbs and switch to 1% milk.

week three; I need to drink more water than milk, ya that is an easy one.

Speaking of easy ones, it is easy to make excuses for not exercising. I can come up with the best of the best when it comes to exercising.  I also find crumbs and pinches are jumping into my mouth. These are ity bitties  that just fall off when I cut toast up for Anna – the last cut just seems to jump into my mouth.

So day 14 and 2 episodes later of Jillian Michaels the 30 day shred is about to take on a 3rd episode.

I compare the 30 day shred with something very distasteful like okra and eating sand clams.

She sits on the shelf staring me down day after day and I can hear her voice calling from my exercise mat.

I envision Jillian in her sweat pants with her little exercise team at her side and they wait each day for me to show.

This week I have a date with Jillian each day and well, I’ll be back.

I’m back, and feeling much better now that it is over with for today.

After putting the dvd in, and listening to Jillian go one and on about everyone feeling pain and pain is fear leaving your body and on and on then she goes into  how 400 pound people can even do jumping jacks that was it I’m starting to loose confidence in truth here.  I mean I have trouble with jumping jacks and well get real.

Moving on Jillian gives you the option of level 1 through 3 and I opt for level 1 knowing I’m in pretty good shape for my height and weight and I don’t really want to push the matter. I then have another option ya, I get to exercise with Natalie who is a fast pace gett’er done kind of gal or Anita who is exercising low to moderate and well I don’t want Anita to be exercising all by herself so I opt to follow her lead.

I’m doing it!,  even 30 seconds of jumping jacks without quiting.

Today I’m doing level one and it is a true passion of hate. I believe I saw an episode of “true grit” where the Indians had captured John Wayne and was torturing him.   Some of Jillian’s exercises make me feel like John Wayne being held captive by Jillian.

Meanwhile Jillian is telling me to keep going for another 5 more and feel the burning in the back of my legs, the real pain is in the front, back and sides of my legs if she only knew. I keep it up, driving me the 30 seconds to each workout.

It is finally over and I repel myself onto the couch. I’m feeling like Loonette the Clown in an episode of TreeHouse and the big comfy couch. Breath, breath relax the couch will solve all your worldly problems.

Okra is starting to look like it might be added to my vegetable menu if I’m not able to stick to this.

On the other hand I’m ambitious enough right now because I just had my workout and tomorrow will be the tried and true test as to weather I have real pain.

Well today is the starting of week three. I enjoyed your comments and encouragements over the past two weeks and I need them, every bit helps.



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