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Starting All Over Again

Monday, January 02, 2012

In June 2010, I joined Sparks and lost 20+lbs working my program. I even had fun getting involved with the community. Then, I lost track and became less and less interested. For whatever reason, I don't remember and it doesn't matter either.

It's now January 2012 and I have gained back my 20+lbs and I am right back where I started in June 2010. I'd like to say this time I will reach my goal but I don't really know that now - do I? I do know that I am just as committed today as I was then and that's a start.

I'm not sure if it's a good thing or a bad thing but I am so sick today and haven't been able to keep anything down. I had a bowl of cereal for breakfast and 15min later I lost it. Right now, I'm just drinking some 7up and trying to relax. Sudden movements or any exertion of energy is making me nausea.
I still weighed myself and took my measurements and set up my goals so that's done. Hopefully, tomorrow I will feel better.

I'm thinking it's something I ate yesterday. I knew I shouldn't have had that Subway sandwich. I hate Subway but we were all hungry and everyone wanted to eat a Subway. I will never eat at Subway again. I hate their food; it's horrible and this is not the first time I have gotten sick off Subway food. EEECCCHHH!!!


  
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TISHTOES 1/27/2012 1:55PM

    Glad to see you back here! Yay! Sorry you are sick, but hey, maybe you will lose a few pounds to jumpstart your goal.

I love the green face.

Hope you feel better soon. Being sick is no fun.

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Weigh-In Week #7 - Biggest Loser Summer Challenge Week #4

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Normally, I get really excited on Wednesday mornings. Wednesday mornings are weigh-in days. But this Wednesday, I didnít spring out of bed and sprint to the bathroom. No heart a fluttering and belly butterflies a flittering. No closing my eyes in excited anticipation for what marvel I will see when I open my eyes. Nope, none of that %^&#!*@ nonsense this morning.



I woke up groggy and cranky feeling bloated and crampy, which can be somewhat standard for this particular time of the month when Iím typically retaining some extra water weight. I drag my fat @$$ (no, Iím not feeling the least bit nasty today) into the bathroom and get on the scale to see how much damage mother nature has inflicted on me this week, fully expecting to see a one or two pound gain.

HUH!!! That canít be right! Good grief, I need to get a new scale, this one is totally screwing up (as I get off the scale, clear it, and get back on). ďNO %^&#!#@ WAY!!!



I LOST 2LBS???

Ok, thatís it! I officially give up! I no longer have any clue what the heck Iím doing right or how my body works for that matter. This whole weight loss game is absolutely screwy and totally confused. Itís obvious that regardless of what I do or whatís happening to me, my body will do whatever the #%!! it wants.

Anyway, not totally convinced that the weight loss Gods have finally seen to it to reward me for all my hard work (especially for those weeks where I lost nothing), I decide to take my measurements. Itís been four weeks since I last did that and Iím just a little bit curious (ok, IíM DYING TO KNOW) if Iíve lost any inches. LO & BEHOLD, THE GODS HAVE SEEN FIT TO MAKE MY DAY!!!



Iím not sure what Iím more excited about, the weight Iíve lost or all the inches Iíve lost. Iím beside myself on what to feel (still feeling cranky, bloated and crampy as I blog this). However, it was really nice this week to be able to start getting back into my size 14 again. But what was even better is that according to my BMI rate, I'm no longer obese; now I'm just overweight. That's good - right?



Still feeling achy and sore after my daily morning walks/jogs. Iím just trying to work through the pain without having to take drugs (advil) afterwards. Hubby tells me itís just because Iím pushing myself. HmmmÖ.not really.

I actually havenít been pushing myself for a few days now. Quite the contrary, for several days now, itís taking all the energy I can muster up just get my butt out in the mornings to go on a walk/jog. There have been a few mornings this past week where I didnít do my usual walk/jog because I simply didnít have the energy.

Iím thinking itís stress. Work and clients are driving me up the wall lately. Super busy and itís wearing on me. I need a vaca. Lastly, itís always nice to be able to post a weight loss on the Sisters in Sweat Biggest Loser Summer Challenge. On that note, I have to congratulate fellow blue team members as well as the red team members too. Good grief, there are some sparkers here that are absolutely kicking butt in the weight loss department. Way to go Sisters in Sweat.

Have a great week sparkers and donít forget to take care of yourselves.


  
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B_HORTON 8/27/2010 11:44PM

    YAAAAYYYYYYY!!!!!! WOOO HOOOO!!!!

Have a great weekend, beautiful!!!
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TERIANA 8/26/2010 3:38AM

    I can SOOOO totally relate to what you are talking about. I am in the midst of the hormonal bloat, "I feel like a balloon," and I want to eat everything in sight time of month. But, I have been pretty good, not much deviation from plan AND amped up the exercise a bit. No scale progress. THen I'll plow down a big meal and lose two pounds overnight. I've gotten more relaxed about the scale. It is crazy and does not accurately reflect progress. Whatever...

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SWIMFIT2010 8/23/2010 3:45PM

    Hi, I just added you as a friend. I think we're of similar ages with similar amounts of weight to lose. Thought we could cheer each other on.

Congrats on your success to date!!

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CARLA-216 8/5/2010 10:41AM

    Don't ya just love when the scale gives you a nice surprise like that? Great job, Donne, on the 2 lb loss as well as the lost inches! emoticon

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Weigh-In Week #6 - Biggest Loser Summer Challenge Week #3

Friday, July 30, 2010

Work has been mad crazy this week and while I typically like to post my weigh-in results on my weigh-days (Wednesdays), I just didnít get around to it this week. Itís Friday now and I have a little more time to devote to my SP blog.

Although I usually LOVE Wednesday weigh-ins, this past Wednesday, I was feeling just a bit apprehensive and worried when I got up. There was just a moment of hesitation before closing my eyes and getting on the scale. For that brief moment, I ran through my head everything I ate and drank the night before when hubby and I went out partying with friends.

I know, I know, I can hear you all now, ďYOU WENT OUT PARTYING THE NIGHT BEFORE A WEIGH-IN DAY?Ē OY VEY!!!



Our friends had some friends in from out of town and they wanted to party. What could I say? Certainly not, ďOh I canít, I have a weigh-in tomorrowĒ. SERIOUSLY??? If you thought that, then you donít know me very well. You see, as much as I really want to lose weight and as much as I am committed to my program, I refuse to miss out on life and good times because IíM ON A DIET! NOT A CHANCE!

So, for a brief moment, I prepared myself for what I may see on the scale when I opened my eyes.



Needless to say, I was rather shocked! Although I didnít lose any weight from last week, I didnít gain any either. Having said that though, itís rather odd that it is the exact same weight as last week Ė not an ounce higher or lower. HmmmÖ..

Having to post a zero loss on the Sisters in Sweat Biggest Loser post was really embarrassing. I feel like such a loser (and not in a good way) when Iím the lowest loser of the week. Itís hard not to get discouraged when there are others losing 10lbs and more. Thank God those moments donít last long.

So, I continue to work on my program by eating healthy and staying within my nutritional goals and getting out everyday and exercising. On that note, I didnít get to exercise as much this morning as I typically do.

A couple of weeks ago, I started incorporating some jogging in my morning walk. This morning, I was so sore (and still am) it took every ounce of energy and strength I had just to walk my three fur babies, definitely no energy for jogging. I had to take some advil when I got back because I am so sore. Iíve been dragging my @$$ ever since getting back from yesterdayís walk/jog.

One part of me is thinking that I would like to take it easy this weekend but the other part of me is thinking Iím just being a woosie and I just need to work through the pain. Weíll see how I feel tomorrow.

Well, I have to get back to work now. Have a great weekend fellow sparkers and remember to take care of yourselves.

  
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145HEALTHY 7/30/2010 10:48PM

    You are a success!!!

Partied the night before and no weight gain? Way to Go! You're my hero!

Hey, that's what this program's all about...learning to stay on program 80% of the time and allowing yourself fun and indulgence 20% of the time to keep life interesting. The only drawback to indulging is it takes longer to reach your goal. Drats!

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Weigh-In Week #5 - Biggest Loser Summer Challenge Week #2

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

I love weigh-in days. I am so excited with anticipation when I wake up on Wednesdays. I actually look forward to getting on the scale to weigh myself. I know, I'm kind of wierd that way but I really do love weigh in days.

This particular weigh-in was especially exciting when I stepped on the scale and saw this.



OMG!!! I couldn't believe what I was seeing - really I couldn't. I thought to myself, "this must be a mistake, that can't be right". I cleared the scale (my scale remembers weight) and got on again and it didn't change. This is a 4.5lb loss from last week. OMG!!! I guess the little tweaks I made to my program this week really kicked my metabolism in high gear.



So what did I change? Well, I tweaked my nutritional program a little by changing my plan from three meals during the day and a small snack at night to four small meals throughout the day. I found that this really helped me get my snacking a little more under control.

You see I get hungry about every three hours and that's when my snacking monster goes on the prowl. First it's just a small snack, which is totally unsatisfying and the next thing I know it's a huge snack that is almost as much nutrients as a whole meal. That's where I realized that my body needs to eat every three to four hours.

So the four small meals every three to four hours seems to be working for me too. There was one or two days where I was out in the field working and running around and I didn't get my third meal in the afternoon so I tried to make up for it by having a little larger fourth meal at dinnertime.

In doing this, it really kept me at the lower end of my nutritional goals as opposed to the higher end of my goals (and over some days). NOTE TO SELF: carry snacks (fruit, protein bar, trail mix, etc...) with me on busy days when I'm out in the field working and running around.



I also tweaked my fitness program by incorporating some jogging into my morning walks. Granted, I'm not going to be doing any marathons anytime soon but it is shaving time off of my morning walk and burning a some extra calories and basically just getting a little more bang out of my morning walk.

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These two changes seem to be exactly what my metabolism needed to burn off a little more weight. However, after my initial glee and excitement from my weigh-in, I started to worry that it was too much of a loss. Now I know that a lot of you probably lose that much on a regular basis but I keep thinking of something that a fitness trainer said to me when I first started SP. He said, "the faster you lose it (the weight), the less likely you are to keep it off". Hmmm.....me thinks 4.5lbs is just a tad too much weight loss in one week.

Lastly but by no means least, it was really nice to be able to post my 4.5lb loss on the Sisters in Sweat Biggest Loser Summer Challenge. The blue team (the team I'm on) is in the lead with a loss of 23lbs so far. GO BLUE TEAM!!!

Well, it's back to work now but I just want to say to everyone to have a great week and remember to take care of yourselves too.

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2TIGRE 7/22/2010 11:50AM

    Elsco55 & Nubody4me - thx for the encouragement; I really appreciate it.

Carly216 - That's what I'm thinking too. Based on my weight loss so far, it does seem to fluctuate from week to week.

Brandyceliz81 - I'm sure it was the changes that kicked my metabolism up and the one or two missed meals. Once I get my nutritional program squared away, I'm sure my metabolism will settle back down. I too would be completely happy with 1-2lbs a week. To me that seems healthy - not to fast and not to slow.

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And don't worry about the 4.5 lbs being too much. You changed up your routine a bit and it made a big difference but it may not be the same in the weeks to come. The last time I switched up my workout routine I lost a lot the first few weeks and now I'm back to just losing 1-2 lbs a week, and that's fine with me because I like my workout routine and look forward to it!

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CARLA-216 7/21/2010 8:38PM

    A 4.5 lb loss is great, and in my humble opinion, is fine so long as it's not every week. You'll have some weeks where you maintain or have a very small loss (or maybe even a gain at times), so it all averages out in the end.

Keep up the good work!

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CARLA-216 7/21/2010 8:38PM

    A 4.5 lb loss is great, and in my humble opinion, is fine so long as it's not every week. You'll have some weeks where you maintain or have a very small loss (or maybe even a gain at times), so it all averages out in the end.

Keep up the good work!

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CARLA-216 7/21/2010 8:37PM

    A 4.5 lb loss is great, and in my humble opinion, is fine so long as it's not every week. You'll have some weeks where you maintain or have a very small loss (or maybe even a gain at times), so it all averages out in the end.

Keep up the good work!

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Weigh-In Week #4 - Biggest Loser Summer Challenge Day #7

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Well, itís been four weeks now since joining the community here on SP and itís been a wonderful four weeks. The level of encouragement, support and motivation has been absolutely phenomenal. Itís official, Iím hooked on SP.

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Today was my one month weigh in and I lost .5 lbs for a total of 4.5 lbs for the month. While itís not the impressive numbers of some, itís an amount that I am pretty pleased with. If I continue losing 4-5 lbs a month, I will be a very happy camper, or rather a happy Sparker.

Today was also my first week on the Sisters in Sweat Biggest Loser Summer Challenge. Initially, I was very excited about my loss this week, in spite of the miniscule amount. However, it wasnít until I posted it on the team blog that I became rather disappointed at my small loss.

Based on the losses for the rest of the members of the two teams, mine was one of the lowest amounts. For just a moment, I felt discouraged because it wasnít more. Fortunately, it only lasted for a moment (maybe two) and then I realized that weíre all different and we all have different programs. I reminded myself that I lost 4.5 lbs in the four weeks that Iíve been on my SP program and that a pound a week is a good average.

But the best part was when hubby said that I shouldnít worry about the pounds I wasnít losing because although I might have not lost as many pounds as I would like, Iím gaining muscle and muscle weighs more than fat. Donít know if this is true or not but heís such a sweetie just for saying it. This, of course, is just one of the reasons why I love this man so much Ė heís my biggest fan and heís so supportive and encouraging.



So fellow Sparkers, I continue on my journey of getting healthier and losing weight and learning so much more along the way. Thx for being here; I really appreciate it.

  
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GOTTATRIMTHEFAT 7/19/2010 4:47PM

    Like you, I lost a mere 4 lbs in my first month. I was REALLY discouraged. Thanks to the support here and at home, I realized my loss was A LOSS, which was more than I could say prior to focusing in on my weight!! Any loss is better than a gain!! Sure I wanted to lose more, but the fact is...I didn't gain...I LOST!!

Good job focusing on the positive. You're doing great...

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2TIGRE 7/15/2010 1:41PM

    Carl216 - They do don't they. Today, I am perfectly happy with my loss so far. As far as I am concerned, I'm doing good and that's what's important - that I feel better about me.

Chana - thx for the support. This is the best part about being a sparker.

Thx for stopping by ladies; I really appreciate it.
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FLOOSIEMAGOO 7/15/2010 10:08AM

    Well done!

Chana
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CARLA-216 7/15/2010 10:04AM

    Great job on the loss! All those "small" losses add up in a big way over time!

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