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Getting back to normal, ready for phase 2

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Well it's been 6 weeks of insanity for DH and I as we did a major remodel. Living at friends' houses and out of the back of the truck, long hours and long weeks. Finally we are home again and resting and recovering and settling back to normal. We are cooking at home again and the fridge is full of food again. Through it all I seemed to have only gained a pound or two, and this week we are getting the weight loss program back on track. I am nearly at 160 again, which was my half way mark, and I am ready for phase two. I'm trying to cut out a few more calories. Previously my target calories were 1667, now I am shooting for about 1550 a day. That is tough though, because it means I can't even sneak out for a morning mocha without extra exercise to make up for it.

  
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XHASTEDMOMOF2 5/30/2009 12:49PM

    You're doing great, especially in light of the remodeling effort!! You go girl!! Hopefully the lack of the morning mocha won't be too tough!! Keep up the good work!!

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I think I've got it...

Monday, March 23, 2009

Yesterday DH and I sat down and reviewed expenses. How does this relate to a diet one might ask? Well, it turns out that our eating out receipts were slowly piling up. We didn't realize how much we were eating out again. And the eating out corresponds to the busy time, and the time the weight loss stopped.

What on earth do they put in the restaurant food?!

  


Temper tantrum

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Picture me jumping up and down, stamping my feet, and screaming. I am so close to my half way mark I can taste it. All I needed to lose this week was .7 of a pound. Should be doable, right?! I cut my calories, but stayed in the healthy zone. I increased my exercise. I. worked. hard. This morning I got on the scale for my weekly weigh in and it said 162 (up from 160.6). I know part of that is probably hormones and water retention; I seem to be particularly susceptible to that. But for cryin' out loud, what to I have to do? So for all of you out there with me, working hard at getting no where, this scream of frustration is for you.

AAAAARRRRRRRRGGGGGHHHHHH!

  


Half a pound to half way

Sunday, March 15, 2009

We've been so busy...I haven't lost any weight for about a month. I've been giving myself credit for at least maintaining my weight during this crazy busy stressful time. I tell myself it is good practice for when I finally hit my goal weight. Still, it is kind of discouraging. I worked hard this week at getting back on track and now I have finally lost some again. I'm half a pound from my half way point of 20 pounds. If I stick with it this week I should make it. How shall I reward myself?

Thanks to the lovely people who posted to my page this week when I was feeling discouraged. It really does make a difference!

  
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MIMULUSBUG 3/16/2009 5:10PM

    A CRAZY, BUSY, STRESSFUL MONTH AND YOU ACTUALLY LOST POUNDAGE!!!!!!


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On the rewards front, I definitely vote for a massage!

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JULIEJUJUDAVIS 3/15/2009 2:58PM

    Excellent work! You were practicing for your final weight and that is where you will be for a majority of your life. Great job thinking of it that way!

Reward ideas? a massage and/or pedicure/manicure? If you don't like these, would you like to choose alone time or time with friends? A planned time is a good treat.

Definitely Reward yourself, whatever you choose.
Again, good job!
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Life gets crazy sometimes...

Sunday, March 01, 2009

So we produced a weekend seminar last weekend and then had guests all week. It was month end at work, and always too much to do. Not exactly ideal. We weren't able to track calories very well because we were so busy. Didn't get enough exercise, and went out to eat too much. And YET....neither of us gained any weight. In fact we both lost a tiny bit. So not our best week, but so much better than ever before. We managed to mostly stay on track in spite of it all. Hooray!

  
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MIMULUSBUG 3/10/2009 8:28PM

    Hooray Indeed!!! and very cool. Obviously even the little changes you're taking are making a difference.

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