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10 reasons to lose10 lbs...just 10 lbs.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

So I'm just 10 lbs away from reaching my "goal" weight (well 11 but let's just call it 10) I need new ideas to get rid of these 10 lbs, this is my DS' last week of tball, and then I will be able to go back to my zumba class routine (3-4 classes a week) I will also be cutting back on the machiattos...sorry starbucks and sorry to my hubby in advance because I can get a little bitchy without my starbucks lol.

So I thought I would make a list of 10 reasons why I want to lose these stubborn lbs.

1. Losing 10 lbs will put me at a "healthy' bmi for the first time in FOREVER!!!
2. -10 will put me at a total 40 lbs lost 40!!!
3. black pencil skirt size 6 I bought on sale last week, need I say more???
4. want to get a "reward" hair cut and color!
5. more energy to keep up with the kiddo
6. because I think running @129 lbs will be easier than running @139???maybe thats just wishful thinking :)
7. to improve my overall health
8. maybe with losing the lbs I will find the confidence to finally wear the lingerie I bought lol (I know I should just wear it anyway)
9. because I KNOW I can!!
10. gain much needed self confidence!

Wish me luck as I continue working on myself!!
What are your reasons? Hve they changed from the begining of your journey?

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JENNIFERLYNN128 7/25/2012 11:04AM

    Love this. I think I will write out my list of reasons to be motivated - I have more than 10 pounds to reach my goal - but this got me steps!

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OMMAMA7 7/19/2012 3:35PM

    Awesome reasons - I'm so excited for you - you're so close!!! And about that lingerie, have a glass or two of wine and go for it!! ;)

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BRAVENEWGRL 7/19/2012 10:19AM

    Oooh I like this! I'm going to make my list and stick it on my planner! It's amazing what just 10 pounds can change....

10 at a time, 10 at a time!

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MEGANELKINS0728 7/18/2012 12:56PM

    Compared to the length you have come so far (30lbs! wow!) this is a piece of cake! You've already accomplished the goal of losing 10 pounds THREE FULL TIMES, so I'm positive you can do it one more time!

Ok, that was my pep talk, lol. But seriously, I know where you're at. As you know, I too am towards the end of my weight-loss journey & I swear the last few pounds are just as hard as the first few were! Keep doing what you've been doing, be EXTRA patient with yourself & it'll come. Good luck! Keep blogging your progress emoticon

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CJADERUN 7/17/2012 3:48PM

    Oo! Me, too! Me, too!

I'm at 160.5, so ten pounds will put me at about 150, ten pounds above my goal.

1.) I'll be comfortably within my healthy BMI, not just barely!
2.) I'll be the most slim since freshman year of college.
3.) I'll probably be able to fit into my goal-shorts at 150 lbs (they're a size 10).
4.) I agree, running at 150 MUST be easier than at 160, right!?
5.) I'll be at my mom's goal weight, and she's my height, so that's BOUND to be a good weight if we BOTH want it!
6.) I'll be 2/3s of the way there, more than half-way, so I'll have done most of the work already.
7.) I'll only have TEN MORE pounds, and if I lost it twice, I can lose it once more!
8.) I'll be at my goal weight for my cousin's wedding, so if I get there by October, I'll buy myself a pretty new dress for the wedding.
9.) I'll look DARN good!
10.) I'll have exercised THAT much more, eaten THAT much better, and will FEEL GREAT.

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TAOZEN 7/17/2012 3:37PM

  I will not wish you luck. I wish you the ability to make the right choices. Just remember that whenever you have a bad meal you can get back on track with the next meal.

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SCARJOWANNABE 7/17/2012 3:37PM

    My 10 reasons are:
1. Get back down to a weight I haven't seen since esrly high school (6-7 years ago).
2. I want to prove it to myself that I can do it
3. I bought a red pencil skirt on sale the other day (weird coincidence!)
4. Be "that" fit girl at the gym, the one people wonder why she's even there
5. Random compliments from family and friends
6. Inspire family/someone else to help themselves get fitter and healthier
7. Be thinner than the athletic girls in high school who got fat after they stopped playing school sports ( a little mean, I know)
8. Wear my party dresses without having to remember to suck in my tummy
9. Try running outisde (in public)
10. And of course, be healthy

They haven't really changed, when I reach my goal maybe they will :)

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Insecurities are NOT a girls best friend!!

Monday, July 09, 2012

Hey Sparkers I need to get this off of my chest so bear with me... As you may know I have been totally slacking on my workouts:( Not to mention the fact that I havent been striving for "extra" physical activities as I had in months past, I have also overindulged in foods and such, I am up 1 lb and I'm not proud of it...I know its just a pound but it has taken a major toll on the little self confidence I had managed to build up after my 30 lb weight loss :( I have found myself thinking very negative thoughts (again) such as "why even bother, your body sucks anyway" "I knew I wouldn't stick to this" "who cares" and I could go on and on and I'm reaching out to you to help stop those hurtful thoughts!! I know I'm probably making too much out of this but I know you all understand where I'm coming from and I want to stop it before it gets totally out of control...Sorry to come on here with this but I just had to get it out of my system... my insecurities as usual...ugh...

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MEGANELKINS0728 7/18/2012 1:09PM

    I just ended a three week period of this same type of thing (gained two pounds in that short spurt of time, stopped losing weight obviously, workouts almost came to a halt, and while I was tracking my food still, I was consuming wayyyy too many calories everyday).

The fact that you (& I) have noticed that we are in a downward spiral pattern, and getting worked up about it, shows how much our lives & outlooks on health have changed over the last year or so. I know, I personally, wouldnt have thought twice about gaining two pounds in three weeks a few years ago. I would have seriously blaimed water weight & never thought about it again. That shows how much we are unlikely to ever be the same obese/overweight people we were before. Sometimes you truly just need a few weeks off to refocus your life and re-energize. Our entire lives being focused around weight loss is exhausting!

Also, another thing that I try to tell myself when I'm not losing weight - Even if I am just maintaining my current weight, that is a skill that I did not have a year ago (I steadily gained weight for five years before I started my weight-loss journey) , and weight maintenence is a necessary skill that needs a life-time of practice. So what if I'm taking a few weeks off to only focus on maintainence rather than weight loss?

Youve done such an amazing job. I'd hate to see you short yourself by not reaching your goal weight. While I'm sure you don't need to lose that last ten pounds, I'm positive that in your eyes this journey would be cheapened if you didn't "go all the way". I know I feel that way about my own, atleast. Good luck with everything. Your doing so great!

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BRAVENEWGRL 7/11/2012 9:58AM

    If you can't vent on Spark, where can you? Honestly half of this process is losing weight, the other half is managing feelings and emotions in a positive way. Glad you shared.

We all have our insecurities. That's what got us here in the first place right? What I have learned from yoga is that you have to be kind to yourself - you have to learn to forgive your body and appreciate it no matter what shape it is in. I am always reminded of this when I see someone who can't walk or move. We are human - not robots.

Be kind to yourself. You are worth it.

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OMMAMA7 7/10/2012 5:41PM

    Completely understand, I do that too. Vent away!!!!!

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SNAILTURBO2GO 7/10/2012 3:51PM

    I am with the girls on this... shake it up and get something for yourself! I love uping my weights or getting a new video. Last week I went through this period of thinking I was going to tunnel and listened to my spark buddies. I pulled through and so can you. Take everything you have put in so far and be proud of it. The gain is a sign that you need to change it up. Get some, try a new workout. Jillian micheals is awesome for motivation for me. Her Ripped in 30 and 30 day Shred are great videos for about $10 bucks each. I am working through her Body Revolution right now and she just drives me like crazy! But seriously, you are so worth this push that you need! Gte out some old pictures of a weight that you use to be and want to be again and put it up on your mirror to remind you of your goals. Shake the blues and push yourself, remember how good it feels to lose and remember all the reasons "WHY" you are doing this. Keep up the great work you have accomplished thus far, you got this! Get sassy in your workouts, use variation to keep it rolling for you!

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SWIMMING_CAT 7/10/2012 1:46PM

    Don't remember that the path to success is NOT a straight line!
Keep going and it will get better. A bad day/week/month is only a small period in your whole life, it's not worth ruining all your efforts. Just try to find what is making you feel bad and work on it. The rest will follow, trust me.

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RAE_LEIGH22 7/10/2012 1:36PM

    Allie -- I can't tell you enough how much I understand. That is SO tough and I have TOTALLY been there.

Now, they say the hardest part is getting start. That's great, and it is true. But how do you get started?

The thing that worked for me, and I'm almost certain will work for you, is finding "that thing" to actually get you started in the first place. For me it was getting on Naltrexone. When my binges stopped, I knew I could move forward. What you have to do is figure out the thing that will PUSH YOU to get started. It could be new exercise equipment, getting your hair colored at a nice salon, finding new clothes that make you feel sexy, getting a new blender for smoothies, etc.

I know you want this bad enough and it is your birthright to have it. Once you find what motivates to to get started, the rest will be easy.

You got this, and I'm here.

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Not Ready for Lingerie...

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Sooooo the other day DH and DS and I went shopping, soehow we ended up in the lingerie section...I have never bought lingirie before lol (remember I have always en overweight) DH pointed a couple babydoll type items and said they were nice and I agree they were very nice but I just don't feel ready to wear something like that!! Now my question to you is how can I get over this? I'm pretty sure wives wear these for their husbands all the time, why can't I?

Ugh insecureties!!! emoticon

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BRAVENEWGRL 7/11/2012 9:59AM

    I second what Whitney said. Buy some and rock it.

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WHITNEYLD 7/6/2012 1:44PM

    Allie, you have a husband who obviously is attracted to you, not matter your size, so embrace your curves and ROCK THAT BABYDOLL.

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DOGLADY13 7/1/2012 10:25PM

    I think your husband is telling you something Very Loud and Clear. He wants to see you in something cute and flirty. He's not looking at you critically. He's looking at you with love and that makes a big difference. I know you didn't ask for my advice, but I'm giving it anyway: go back out and buy something that emphasizes the best part of your figure. Put your little guy to sleep. Then put on a little Sinatra, dim the lights and pour the cabernet. And here's the thing. You said you don't wear lingerie. No one wears lingerie for long. That's the point. LOL

Comment edited on: 7/1/2012 10:26:33 PM

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OMMAMA7 6/24/2012 9:06PM

    Some day when you are feeling good and confident, say after a good weigh in and a good workout, go by yourself and try some different stuff on - all different styles and be open minded. Get used to wearing it in the fitting room and then maybe at home a little before you show it off to your hubby - might help you feel more comfortable. I say go for it. If you really try and just aren't into it, that's okay, maybe it's just not for you. But I think you will be happily surprised when you find something right for you and your shape. You could try a corset style too for figure flattering or even just a silky lacy nightgown type thing to start. Good luck!

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MEGANELKINS0728 6/24/2012 8:55PM

    Allie - i agree you should try on a few different styles. Your husband is going to love all of them, im sure! But whatever you decide to go with should make you feel super sexy. I found that I'm not a fan of babydolls because I'm so self conscious of my stomache. But...i found a lace one piece that is form-fitting that from my chest to thighs that I thought was flattering for my shape. And always wear heels. You'll automatically feel more confident w heels :-)

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DRPOOH63 6/24/2012 8:50PM

    How do you know unless you try? You might feel amazing and sexy? Try your new body out.

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LEFTSOX 6/24/2012 12:38PM

    That's a hard question but lingerie is not really for you it's for DH soooo......Would he be excited if you wore it for him? I bet he would. emoticon

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    Just don't be judgmental of yourself. Try them on. You could be surprised!

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I love random compliments!!

Friday, June 22, 2012

So yesterday at the rec center I went to the front counter to return a basketball DH had borrowed and the lady at the front desk said "wow you just keep getting tinier and tinier every time I see you" emoticon I was taken a by surprise, cause well I'm not really used to random compliments like that I just said "thanks, I still have a long way to go!" It was perfect timing for such comment because I was really feeling discouraged since the scale just won't budge, clothes are fitting much better though!! So thank you front counter lady!!

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DOGLADY13 6/23/2012 7:09AM

    It is a wonderful feeling when strangers give you a compliment. I figure they must really mean it because why else would they say something? It's not like it's your SIL who may be buttering you up because she's gonna ask you to babysit...

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MARIELYNN49 6/22/2012 12:23PM

  I love random comments too. It's amazing to get support from people you didn't even know existed. It tickles me to get messages from people who are not my friends on this site. I suspect that they soon will be though. :)

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SHARJOPAUL 6/22/2012 11:34AM

    Isn't great to hear things like that, especially when it happens when you really need it.

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RITEEBEE 6/22/2012 9:39AM

    That's so awesome!! I love random compliments too!! :)


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DOLLFACEDX 6/22/2012 9:31AM

    It's the little things that make all the difference 8-)

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Weekend Recap, the good the bad and the yummy!!

Monday, June 18, 2012

As we all know weekends are tough nutrition wise...they are for me anyway.
More so during summer months emoticon family, fun, sun and food.

So Friday my DS had a t-ball game (he played really well btw and had a good old time) I was snack smart and brought my own low cal popcorn to the game and all that and then ruined it with some candy that made my tummy ache emoticon Lesson learned, moving on...

Saturday was bad.....had a birthday party to take my son to so we went shopping for a gift in the am...kid wanted pizza for lunch and I caved in...I had planned on eating a "light" lunch knowing there would be tons of food at the party, well although I didn't eat much pizza I could have made a better choice "bad mommy"lol
burgers and hotdogs at the party, had one of each and some pasta salad...carb mania lol my son had an awesome time though. No birthday cake for this chick!!

Sunday fathers day I ate like it was my day though! Started the day out good with a green smoothie emoticon cooked (and ate) DHs fave breakfast chilaquiles and eggs, then I made sushi and lettuce wraps to take to my parents' house and well had a few more pieces of sushi than I intended...and 2 tacos and a couple of beers carbs carbs carbs!!!!!!!!!!

Good weekend, need more self control on portions!!!
Add 1 visit to starbucks on each one of these days btw emoticon

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OMMAMA7 6/22/2012 8:18AM

    I know - these summer weekends are killing me! LOL Sounds like a good weekend though. Do what you can, but have fun too!!

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RITEEBEE 6/18/2012 10:15AM

    Sounds like a good weekend!! Weekends are tough for me too, sounds like you made the best of it though! Everything in moderation! You are conscious and learning what makes your tummy ache and what is good!! WTG!! :)

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ERICADAWN1986 6/18/2012 10:13AM

    Sounds similar to my weekend last week. The important part is that you're being mindful of what you're eating now. It could have been a lot worse.

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