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Focusing on weight loss

Posted by Moonbabi Aug 10, 2010

Hello, back from my fabulous Myrtle beach/Bahama Cruise vacation!

I exercised a lil bit on the cruise ship but not the way I should have. and I ate.....lots lol.

When I returned Saturday I started my 3rd round of hCG to lose more weight as I promised myself 


I have shed 57 pounds and 41 inches using this method twice already and it is time for another round. No exercise is recommended during my 6 week round.. so I will only walk 5 days a week until I go on maintenance again then pick up again. I think this round and one more round of hCG will get me to my weight goal.. I can exercise and tone up between rounds.. then I will get a trainer and hit it harder than I ever have...

I know most of you probably have never heard of hCG protocol before so If your interested my website is and I also have a facebook group mylegacyhcg, Please feel free to drop in and say hello.

I will post an update as to how i am doing in a week or so...

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A month in...

Posted by Moonbabi Jul 20, 2010

Didn't work out in 3 days!!  Didn't go friday because I didn't sleep at all Thursday night and didnt sleep at all on Friday so I didn't want to get injured being over tired. blah blah blah I know it's an excuse!!  I do not workout out on the weekends because I do 14 hr shifts at work and log 3 miles a day on my feet...

I was nervous going to the gym last night.

I slept all day Monday after working all night Sunday, watched my 2 fav shows and then headed to the gym with my daughter. 

I worked my arms till they felt like rubber and used a big ball and did crunches on it, just did a few legs machines as I didn't want to tire my legs before the treadmill tonight to see if that made a difference.... no progress on the assisted dip/chin up machine

I am actually starting to sweat on the weight machines! is that a sign I'm doing something right? lol


I feel like I'm struggling a little bit when I'm working out with the weight machines and that it should be enough weight/reps etc I'm doing, but I'm never sore and I increase the weight as I feel is needed or I can safely do. (but I'm chicken!!! to push really hard) but I have progressed from 10 lbs to 40 pounds on most machines and thats where I am at right now. I have no real plan as far as the weights go as of yet but, I think after my next 2 rounds of HCG (when i hit goal weight of 135 ) I will bite the bullet and get a personal trainer once a week as a guide.. ($30.00 for a 50 minute session~ 3 times a week is a lil too expensive for me to endure right now.) so I think if I even have a once weekly guide it may help progress me.


We headed upstairs to the treadmill,elliptical and bike area.


Got on the treadmill and started out slowly, then something came over me to just run!! not jog but run!! I put the speed to 5.5 which I have never done before and just ran for about 1 minute.  my shins are fine!! but my breathing was out of whack a bit... I continued to walk at 3.3- 4.0 and did these bouts of running 4 more times...I did 1.8 miles in 30 minutes still not close to where I even need to be.. but it's a work in progress.. then I got on the bike and did 15 minutes... I swear I sweated for an hour afterward.


Any comments or suggestions appreciated.

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Posted by Moonbabi Jul 16, 2010




      I have been going to the gym,doing some weights, stretching and doing cardio 5 days a week. everytime I had tried to go from power walking to jogging my shins was real achey and I feared shin splits so I stopped when I felt the achiness and just walked, I have been doing just a little exercise for my shins.

(I haven't been able to bring myself to jog/run for a week or 2 now)


Tonight I had a breakthru!! I slowed it all down!!!


I had Worked with multiple weights for 30 min or so, arms, legs,back etc,  used a huge ball where I did crunches for my abs. even did the rowing machine and a few extra machines i never done yet and even a 10 lb weight ball over my head and back and did circles with it for a few minutes.

then I went upstairs of the gym and got on the treadmill, I intended to do just 15 mins as I was kinda tired from working a extra 8 hr shift.


Warmup 5 mins @ 3.0 , walked another 5 mins @ 3.0 ,(this is where I got nervous) jogged 45 secs @ 4.0 , (yay! not so bad, I can keep going) walked 5 mins @ 3.0 jogged 45 secs @ 4.0,(feeling a lil achey pull on my shins) walked 5 mins @ 3.0 jogged 1 min @ 4.0, (just pushing thru it) walked 5 mins jogged 11/2 mins, 5 minute cool down for total of about 40 minutes

YAY!  I accomplished a freaking goal!! Then I got on the Elliptical and did 15 minutes!! I was on a roll...then went back downstairs and did a few more weights cause I felt I didn't do enough.

I am still very very excited to be going into the Army... it still doesn't seem real to me at times. I find myself on the Army websites all the time. I was looking at the Asvab sample tests.....well um.. on the trial test I aced the comprehension part missing only one.. but the math thats a whole nother subject........

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Week 3

Posted by Moonbabi Jul 9, 2010

Last 3 weeks showed me how unfit I really am. I had to restart from the basics with power walking first... my shins ached for 3 days after trying interval running for the couch to 5k program. so I had to build up from there. This is gonna be slower than I thought *sigh* But I will prevail!!!!

I'm starting to feel a bit stronger esp in my legs and my energy is getting higher!. My motivation is high and I hope it stays this high for the next 6-9 months.


I can now walk at 3.5mph for 30 minutes straight on the treadmill. and Im not short of breath doing it I will increase the speed some next week.

I will re-try Running in intervals starting Tuesday but I believe I will try running intervals on a treadmill for a week or 2 before going back outside as there are alot of hills...


I am going to the gym 5 times a week for strength training and cardio (I have a looong way to go). Haven't tried pushups/situps yet. I feel I need to get myself a bit stronger in those areas first.. The Gym has different cardio,yoga classes etc.might look into that....there is a machine at the gym for assisted dips/chin-ups and Thats where I will be focusing next week also.

I don't have a "workout shedule" but I am doing something daily and taking a break on Sunday and Monday.

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Starting Training

Posted by Moonbabi Jun 19, 2010

Welcome to my journey.


I have some mixed emotions here as I am starting training on my own to be able to run 3+ miles and get fit enough for basic combat training for the Army Nurse Corp at age 39/40. I have been over weight and mostly sedentary most of my life.  I hate 2 exercise!!!  It's TIME to change that mentality!!


I have lost 57 pounds and 41 1/2 inches thus far and I CAN do this!!!  I am a mother of 3, grandmother of 1 with 2 on the way. I'm not telling many ppl about my ambitions/ goals, just on a need to know basis, As they will discourage me and my efforts ( i can do that enough on my own without their help). My hubby Tim is 100% supportive of my ambitions to do this. I kinda feel like it's unrealistic,untainable and that I can never acheive this mission I am on( see there is my own discouragement).  IS IT JUST A DREAM?

I hope that my current motivation continues during this training and I can succeed. I want to join the gym and workout there at least 3-4 times a week and walk/run 3-4 times a week. I have to start somewhere and I don't want to overwhelm myself and quit.. so I will start small.... here and now.


Day 4 of my "power walking" in early morning or late night walking the hills of Tennessee yay!! and a few girly girl push ups, a few wall squats I have done, my muscles sure are feeling it.



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Couch to 5k. this is a personal blog on my acheivements/set backs and over all attitude. i have a mission to join the Army at age 40 and have to lose 50 more pounds (ive lost 54 and 41 inches already this year!) and be fit enough to endure basic training.

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