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Trying Again

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Well, it's been about a year and a half since I officially stopped SP. We moved from Anchorage to Wasilla and I had a baby in that time. Now that my daughter, Isabella, is year old (TODAY!!!) I have decided that enough is enough. I'm WAY off track. I do still have the old SP mentality in the back of my head, daily but it's not enough to "remember SP". I need to live it again. I did so well....

So, before I lost almost 40 pounds...it was hovering. With everything going on the past year and a half, I gained all but 5 pounds back. When I saw that scale at 260 I panicked. So I started doing what I could remember, and dropped 8 pounds. I can't continue on that path though. My days are with Isabella (I'm a stay at home mom) and she comes first no matter what. Long story short, I don't eat almost all day. Maybe a bowl of cereal here and some cheese and crackers there, but honestly...no joking...that's it until after she goes to bed and I have a bowl of soup with some crackers.

I know what I need to do, batch cook, freeze, reheat. I understand that. I am lazy again with my food, and I want to enjoy my food, not wolf it down. The only time I can enjoy my food is at night.

Alright, I'm off, time to get some stuff done before she wakes up from her nap. emoticon

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AMANDAMNORRIS 1/13/2012 1:49PM

    Welcome back!

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JEANNINEMM68 1/12/2012 7:08PM

    I am starting again also. I am lazy about my food so I understand what you mean. We can take this journey together. emoticon

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Apparently Taking A Break

Saturday, May 15, 2010

As some of you know we have been in the process of buying a new house. There have been some major hiccups with our mortgage company. Our original closing date was April 29th. We are now well into May and we have been living in a hotel for almost two weeks. Things are stressful and I haven't tracked food in weeks because of all this. We did get a hotel room that has a microwave and a fridge, but of course no stove. It's been very hard to eat right and exercise here. We have been eating out at least once every day and my choices have been reflecting my stressful and disappointed moods. We are just so frustrated and at our wits end right now. We will be in the hotel at least until Wed then the husband will go back to work for four days in Talkeetna and I'll be staying at my parents' house. When he comes back on Sunday we should be able to close that Monday or Tuesday. We are trying to get early occupancy since the mortgage company said that our funding is final, hoping that will make a difference, but probably not. The sellers have been very hesitant on granting early occupancy to us. Now we understand why.

Needless to say, I'm apparently taking a break from SP. I still sign in every day and collect my points. I read up on people's blogs, and I read the occasional article. I'm just not commenting on much and I'm not logging my food or what little exercise I get. Things will go back to normal once we go back to normal. Just trying to hang in there for now...

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LAFTERSFREE 5/15/2010 10:17PM

    wow man, that sounds very stressful. dont let it get you down though. i'll be thinking about you and i hope things get straightened out soon, living in a hotel has to be driving u insane by this point. emoticon

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GEEKSMEGGLY 5/15/2010 10:07PM

    Hoping for a speedy closing. emoticon

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GOCELTICSGO 5/15/2010 12:57PM

    Good Luck!

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Sunday, April 11, 2010

I'm back in the 220's again!! It has taken me four months or so to get back to this point. I don't know what the heck happened, but I'm glad I'm out of that mess. The funny thing is that I haven't been exercising consistently for a couple weeks now and I'm starting to lose weight again. Interesting...this doesn't mean that I'm going to stop all together. I have just had a lot on my mind and honestly I have been forgetting to work out! It's not that I don't want to, I'm too busy distracting myself with TV and the internet so I don't think about house stuff and moving. Because I'm distracting myself, I am having a hard time remembering what I need to do! The up side is I have been eating less because I have been keeping myself so distracted. I know it's not the best way to distract myself, but it's the best way I know how right now. My eating problems all stem down to me needing to do something with my hands. Smoking was the same way. So as long as I keep online, I'm good. Stupid fixations. Oh well, I feel a change coming on and I'm excited about it. I don't ever want to get back into the 230's again. I spent way too much time in that bracket. All the frustration....
We had dinner last night at an old friend of Matt's house. I ate very little because we were having moose. I'm not all that fond of moose meat, so I mainly ate salad, rice and peas. It was all very good though! It helped that other people were there so I didn't overdo it.

News on the house front: We are doing our final walk-through of the new house tomorrow. All repairs have been fixed, and I believe everything we asked to be done is now done. Everyone is ready to close now, all we are waiting on is our lender to get into gear and finish our financing. Once that is done, we will be closing on both houses on the same day. We are thinking it will be next week sometime (19th-23rd).

Well, that's all I had right now. Time to eat breakfast and search the internet for some coupons before grocery shopping tomorrow. I hope everyone had a great weekend!!


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LAFTERSFREE 4/11/2010 9:19PM

    great job on the weight loss!! im the same about the mindless munching, my thing now is nail biting. feels like an addiction, also to eating WHILE im doing other things.. gotta try to break these habits. moose meat, huh? never tried it... seems interesting, what is it like??

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Sickness in the House

Saturday, April 03, 2010


Matt came home on Monday night, and by Tuesday morning he was not feeling well. By Tuesday afternoon he was full on sick. We are still unsure if it was a stomach bug or if he had food poisoning, but either way I didn't get it. I am SO grateful that I didn't because I don't deal well with throwing up, other people throwing up, the sound, smell, etc. It's one of my phobias. Needless to say I had a tough time taking care of him because of the phobia, but I did it! Plus I did it with out getting sick myself. It did affect me though, because I was so nervous about getting sick (I was convinced it was going to hit me at any second) I was barley eating Tuesday-Thursday. I was afraid that if I ate anything substantial it was going to get thrown up. So I didn't eat much at all. I even slept in the living room on an air mattress just in case it was a stomach bug. I will seriously do anything to not throw up. On top of all that I have been massively stressed about house stuff. So yeah, I can tell this isn't going to be a good eating month.

On the upside I did lose a pound...on the downside, it's because I wasn't eating much and I was exercising to keep my mind off of everything. In reality I lost three pounds this week, because when I weighed myself last Sunday I had gained three pounds in the previous two weeks, but I forgot to count it.
I did notice the last two days of food tracking that I was within range of my calories. It just feels like I'm not eating much and that's because I'm not snacking during the day or much at night because I keep feeling "off" every once in awhile. I also have eaten almost no meat since Monday night's dinner. I have been exercising enough though which is really the best thing.

No major house news. We might be closing on or around the 16th of April on both houses instead of the end of the month. We are still waiting on the new house to be ready to close, and all that is right now are people finishing up different inspections and cleaning up the property. Our current house is ready to close right now though. So we are still in a waiting game. THE NERVOUSNESS IS SMOTHERING!!

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150-HERE-I-COME 4/3/2010 7:00PM

    Hang in there!!! One day, after you're all moved in and can take a deep breath, you'll look back on this and wonder what all of the worry was for :) Glad you were able to make it through Matt's sickness as well as you did! I can just imagine how hard that was for you!! Congrats on the 3 pounds lost :D
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Back to Tracking Food

Monday, March 29, 2010

So I weighed myself yesterday and I had gained 2 pounds. Really not bad since I had not tracked my food for almost an entire month and I only gained 2 pounds! That means I'm learning how to eat right by myself and making the right choices overall. The reason why I gained was because I haven't been consistent with my exercise and I have been over eating a bit. My portion sizes are getting bigger because I wasn't measuring anymore. My ultimate goal is to be able to eat the right food at the right portion size every day and not have to track all the time. I know it's going to take time to get to that point, I was just testing it out. After all, it's been over a year since I started SP, I'm glad that I have learned enough to keep me from gaining weight like crazy if I stop tracking.

I'm still finding out how many calories I burn with each workout I do, with the help of JELLYFISHER's HRM. I'm just about done with the work outs I normally do. I only have one more that I need to track. Then I start over, compare and get an average. I have noticed that SP is pretty close to the actual numbers, so I feel a little more confident using their "guess numbers" than I was before I started using the HRM.

House news: We got the appraisal report the other day and all is well. No more work needs to be done to the house before we can close. Now all we are waiting for on the new house is the well and septic to be inspected and our financing to go through. Our current house, we are waiting on HUD to approve and sign off on the sale, the longest we have to wait for that is April 15th so that's coming up. After they get that signed off, we can close on that house. Closing dates for both houses are April 29th and 30th, and with any luck we'll be closing before then. If not, those are the dates. I'm not really excited as nervous. I'm just so exhausted dealing with all this. I'm SO ready for it to be done and over. Our house is pretty much packed up, just waiting to move.

I have high hopes for the month of April. I hope to stick to a work out routine of 30 minutes three times a week, and continue to track my food everyday, the best that I can. It's not going to be easy with all the house stuff coming to a head in April, plus the moving, but I'm going to try my best!!

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MARTA_M 3/30/2010 2:08AM

    As Count von Count on Sesame Street does...

1 calorie...2 calories...3 calories...ha ha ha hah (thunder clap)

Here's hoping you'll brush up on your day-to-day awareness of portions, make it through the move, and let The Count go on by himself for a while.

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LAFTERSFREE 3/29/2010 8:44PM

    great job on handling all of this so well, when i stopped tracking i gained weight, it took a little while but it crept back up, now i gotta start tracking again, it really keeps me more focused on all of my goals. good luck with all that's going on!

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