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        02-29-2012, 09:59 AM
      #11
    Green Broke
    You have big goals, but they are life changing once you accomplish them. You are well on your way,keep up the hard work. I would suggest the weight training be started, as you will build muscle, & that will burn more calories,which is the bottom line, right? Good luck to you & keep us posted,ok?
         
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        02-29-2012, 11:32 AM
      #12
    Weanling
    Joining the military is the best decision you will ever make :) It will all be worth it - and good luck!
         
        02-29-2012, 05:59 PM
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    I'm also considering an appetite(sp?) supressant as I have massive hunger pangs as the day rolls on. I have some amount of self-control but if I'm hungry, I'm hungry. >
    That or curb the hunger with stuff that doesn't have a lot of substance to it like rice cakes or a granola bar.
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        02-29-2012, 08:34 PM
      #14
    Green Broke
    Walking and jogging are good. If you have a bicycle, you could ride that in between walking and jogging.

    Do you like to dance? Great cardio....

    I'll be proud to see you in uniform.....
         
        02-29-2012, 10:07 PM
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    Originally Posted by gunslinger    
    Walking and jogging are good. If you have a bicycle, you could ride that in between walking and jogging.

    Do you like to dance? Great cardio....

    I'll be proud to see you in uniform.....

    Oh wow. I don't know what to say Gunslinger.

    Thank you for saying that. I just got an even bigger confidence booster!

    I spent about an hour swimming to day and did a bit of jogging.
    We had chinese food for dinner, and while it's bad for me, I'm not strong enough to resist such a delight! I did however control how much I ate.
    Instead of eating 2 or 3 plates, I ate 1 moderate sized plate VERY slowly and had a couple glasses of water to help myself to stay full.
    So I guess you can say I splurged but I think I did good for eating my most favoritests foods in the world. Lord help me if I'm stationed in Korea or in the East.
    I'll be so dang big from all the good food!
    But yeah, today was my very, very, very last day that I can get away with anything outside of my diet.
    It's so hard to stick to that it isn't even funny. Lol.

    I've noticed that I've been rather grumpy towards my fellow class mates. I'm not sure if its the food(or lack thereof), or the immmaturity that itches me. Oh well, I'll be on my own and away from them soon enough.

    Is it strange that I'm more excited and counting down the days and pounds til I can swear in? Rather than counting the days til I graduate, and my sister gives me so much heck for this. Haha.

    (If I sound scatter-brained, sorry, it's been an "Ooooh, Shiney!" kinda day.)
         
        02-29-2012, 10:11 PM
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    Originally Posted by IquitosARG10    
    Joining the military is the best decision you will ever make :) It will all be worth it - and good luck!

    I know! And thank you! I've never really looked FOWARD to anything before but I'm excited about it. I get giddy just thinking about heading off to begin my training.
    I want to make something of myself and make my country, and my family proud.
    When I enlist, I'll be the first known member of my family to join the military. It feels good to be the first to do something like that.
         
        03-01-2012, 07:38 PM
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    Green Broke
    I spent 11 months and twenty nine days in a place called Kempo Eup Korea.....October 1976.....It wasn't such a nice place back then.
         
        03-01-2012, 07:44 PM
      #18
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by OkieGal    
    I know! And thank you! I've never really looked FOWARD to anything before but I'm excited about it. I get giddy just thinking about heading off to begin my training.
    I want to make something of myself and make my country, and my family proud.
    When I enlist, I'll be the first known member of my family to join the military. It feels good to be the first to do something like that.

    You should feel very proud! Both my grandfather's were in the military and I am the first female in my family to join. Best years of my life! It'll be tough at times, but just remember what you're doing it for. The greatest feeling ever will be the first time you put on that uniform!!
         
        03-01-2012, 07:50 PM
      #19
    Green Broke
    It might help for you to cut down on carbs, as well. Carbs are broken down into energy, and if we don't use them, they're stored as fat. So while you are very active, you can still cut down on carbs. Like all wheats, such as rice or bread. The greener the vegetable, the better it is for you. You can eat any kind of meat you like, it's not bad for you. I LOVE chinese food, but when I was on a low-carb diet, I exed out the rice and asked for some extra vegetables. :) Good luck with your diet!!
         
        03-01-2012, 08:45 PM
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    I have all but eliminated carbs from my diet, along with any processed foods.
    I cannot have more than 40 carbs in a meal and no more than 15 carbs in a snack.
    Thank you though!

    IquitosARG10: I don't doubt for a minute that it'll be easy. I'm up for the challenge. I'm going to make my life a better one, I just have to sacrifice things that other wouldn't.

    Gunslinger: Holy crow. I bet that was a SCARY time for you. Thanks oodness it isn't too terribly hostile now.


    Today has been a good day all in all. I ate a small, low carb lunch and dinner along with my three snacks. I didn't break my diet!!! I feel great.
    I did about 45 minutes of cardio and found out that I can jog half a mile in 7 minutes. So if I were actually running, I could probably do it in 5 minutes or so, and if I can do a half in 5, I can do a mile in 10! I need to be able to run a mile in 10:50 for my PT qualifications. I'm so glad!!!! Now all I have to do is work on my stamina so I can actually run a full mile.


    On a dimmer note, the horse that I've been taking care went back to my sister's today. I've been taking care of him for a few months.
    Needless to say, I cried. I didn't necessarily cry because it was him, but that he's probably the last horse that I'll be able to take care of for the next 15-20 years.
    I love taking care of horses. Sometimes I like it more than riding. Makes me feel needed because they rely on me. Anyway, I just cried. Broke my heart to see him leave.

    One cool thing that him and I had was the way we greeted each other.
    I'd always whistle like a Robin and he'd nicker.
    Well, he was knickering as they drove away, and I tried my hardest to whistle like a Robin. I got one good whistle in before he was too far to hear me.

    I'll most certianly miss that boy. He was a real sweetheart.
         

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