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Horrible Weather

Monday, December 03, 2007

So I mentioned this in a few comments to people, so I figured I should stop and just blog about it!

I have seemed to lack motivation and energy in these past few days as the weather gets worse and worse. Besides my car troubles not letting me get to the gym in a consistent manner, the weather is making me not want to leave the house!

Back before I started this new lifestyle I would have laid in my nice warm bed all day long and watched either a marathon of movies or TV shows.

I made it to the gym last night for the first time in a few days. It felt really good to exercise! I keep trying to hold onto that feeling so I can convince myself to find a way to keep going!

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MDTWEETY 12/5/2007 10:36AM

    I know how you feel. It's SNOWING here today. I am sitting here in my gym clothes thinking about how much I don't want to leave the house to go to the gym. I actually walk to the gym (hubby has the car) and that's why it's especially hard. If I don't end up going, I am going to make myself do a Zumba DVD.

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Thanskgiving is over!

Friday, November 23, 2007

Whoo hoo! I made it through!

So after our big meal on Tuesday, I weighed the same. I was able to burn 700 or so on Wednesday after my husband took me to the gym. I also ate less than usual to prepare for Thursday.

Well I dropped 1 pound! Whoo hoo! Then I was worried because we had two big meals to have on Thursday. I certainly indulged (APPLE PIE! CHEESECAKE! yum, pass more potatoes and rolls!). But this morning? I just weighed the same again. I'm going to really watch what I eat today since I can't make it to the gym. So hopefully I can keep this thing going!

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DNJEN471 11/24/2007 11:07PM

    that is amazing! Good for you girl! I have not dared to look at the scale!

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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

I wrote this yesterday, but I couldn't get it to post:

Ok, so we're celebrating Thanksgiving on Thursday too (oh great), But we also celebrated tonight. My mom works Thursdays so we usually celebrate on Tuesdays.

I don't like eating on plates that aren't plastic (unless I'm forced to by a restaurant or something). The only plastic plate my mom had was a child's plate, so basically smaller than even a salad plate. This led to me not being fulfilled by what I could fit on there (only about one bite of potatoes, one spoonful of fruit salad, one spoonful of green salad, and about 10 green beans). So then I went back for seconds. And of course, that didn't fill me up either.

I think if I could have just had a normal sized plate I wouldn't have eaten so much! Well besides the deviled eggs and rolls I had on the side, which, whoops my bad. Then there are two kinds of desserts, so I thought that's ok I'll just have a small sliver of both. They happened to be pumpkin pie and cherry cheesecake.

Eating dinner about 3 hours earlier than normal didn't really help either, because then I was hungry again by the time I got home. I was able to have a small 150 calorie snack, but I really don't think that helped things.

Oh and of course today my car decided to be a WORTHLESS hunk of metal and wouldn't start. So I couldn't make it to the gym at all. I walked around the block a bit, but it was freezing! So instead of burning 1000 calories today like usual, I only burned maybe 400. And that's only because my husband and I went to the gym after dinner and hanging out. We couldn't do a whole lot though, because we were full of food!

Added today: So then I had made sure to wake up about an hour and a half earlier than usual to make sure I could start working off that extra weight. But my husband took my keys (which have my only way of getting into my gym on them!) He was trying to be nice (sometimes HE can get my car to work) and let me use the truck. But he has his OWN set of keys to my car, why'd he have to take mine?


Social Phobia and Losing Weight

Monday, November 12, 2007

Somehow the veil of the internet makes it so that I'm not as concerned about what others think.

Yes, I like it when I'm showing progress and others notice. I do like having others to talk to, and complain to, from time to time. People who know and understand what I'm going through.

I know that I wouldn't be able to meet with a group in person and get the same benefits that this amazing website has given me.

Basically I'm really greatful that I have been so succeessful with this. Really greatful that I am able to talk about my experiences with relative ease.

Thanks to those who've always had encouraging words for me and lent me their ears. (well eyes, technically!)

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HONKEIE 11/14/2007 8:12AM

    I never had probelms with large groups, they always have problems with me. I am such an attention wh(ore) that most ppl end up hating me haha. And yes you have improved above an beyond, keep it up and who knows, you might even end up on tv as a spark success story

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TWISTMONKII 11/12/2007 10:58AM

    I can relate to this as well. I have social anxiety. The kind where, on a trip to the dentist, I am more freaked out about the reception desk and waiting room than the dentist chair. Even places I've been to a million times (like the bank) are difficult because it's always a new set of people. It's an annoying disorder to have. My rational side can make no sense of it yet is powerless to make it stop. Oh well. I too am thankful for sites like these that make interacting a little easier. I've met a lot more decent people online than I could ever manage to meet offline.

I think you're doing a great job with your goal! I find it inspiring.

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GRAYCATBIRD 11/12/2007 6:42AM

    Hi, Amber! I have social fears, too, and can really empathize with what you're saying. It's SO much easier for me to express myself in writing! I looked at your page, and you're doing really, really well! It's an inspiration to me!

Portland, Maine

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Before-Middle Photo

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Ok, I don't like to think of myself as a vain person, but I put a before-middle photo on my spark page and then I couldn't stop staring at it!

I called it before-middle because I won't have an actual before-after photo until I am completely done losing weight.

So I've been staring at my own picture for a couple of minutes now I think I should find something else to do!

I felt the need to repent of my vain-ness? So if that's a word, I have repented against it, and I feel much better!

Edited to add: After I finished typing this blog I HAD to look at that dang picture again!

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HONKEIE 11/9/2007 12:14PM

    I am one of the vainest ppl I know.....I am not the sexiest thing on the earth but what a person see's as the truth......well it is. that exsplains why so many ugly ppl get movie roles. Other ppl start to believe their lies as well hahaha! its contagous, I mainly use my vainity to piss off my wife, like blowing kisses to myself in mirrored windows at the mall

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KAREN_01 11/8/2007 7:30AM

    Wow! If that was me, I wouldn't stop staring either!
You have done an amazing job losing weight. Keep up the good work!

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THINNYMINNY 11/5/2007 9:16PM

    KOZERAAG, you deserve to keep looking at that adorable picture! Congratulations--awesome job!


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AURORA.BELLA 10/31/2007 12:19PM

    Its good motivation I suppose, I wouldn't be too worried about it unless you're all of a sudden drawn to it while doing something else entirely LOL. You look amazing, don't feel too bad by being in awe of yourself!

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SAMANTHAKALLAS 10/31/2007 10:48AM

    Amber, you look freaking awesome!!! Your hardwork is paying off!!!

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PRINCESSNURSE 10/30/2007 8:06AM

    you look awesome--congrats on your progress!

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SLCOLMAN 10/30/2007 3:38AM

    Congrats on your progress :)

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