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10 lbs, 10 Goals for September.

Saturday, September 01, 2012

You guys already know I am a list maker so here is my list of 10 goals to accomplish in September!!

1.Take multivitamin everyday(easier said than done)
2. Zumba class 2-3 x's a week emoticon
3 ST at least once a week emoticon
4.Track food on SP emoticon
5. Keep drinking tons of water emoticon
6. Limit Starbucks to once a week emoticon
7. Read More emoticon
8. Bike more, take advantage of warm weather it will be gone soon emoticon
9. Step on the scale once a week on Saturday mornings emoticon
10.Be nice, try to keep mood swings in check emoticon


So hopefully in keeping these 10 simple goals I can lose 10 lbs this month. Wish me luck Sparkies!!

  
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LZY0108 9/6/2012 6:18PM

    Great goals!! I love making goal lists like this as well... emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JULIA1154 9/4/2012 1:15PM

  Enjoy your September!

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WHITNEYLD 9/4/2012 1:11PM

    Sounds good!

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OMMAMA7 9/2/2012 10:57AM

    Nice! You've got this!! :)

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MBLIFE24 9/1/2012 3:44PM

    Fabulous list! It looks like September will be very productive for you!

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NATURALLYME126 9/1/2012 12:06PM

    I love your goals! They sound very reasonable and acheiveable. Good luck to you!!

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DOGLADY13 9/1/2012 11:40AM

    Ugh. I'm with you on the multivitamin. They make me queasy. I started taking the children's chewable gummy multivitamins. The Hubster and I went with the store brand - they were dinosaur shaped. We later found an adult gummy vitamin that are a boring round shape, but we still ask each other if we took our "dino" for the day. LOL It's like a treat now instead of a chore.

I've been spending the morning looking up recipes for new ideas for lunches (our main meal.) September is my month to get back on track with healthier eating - not that it's been bad, but I've been slipping with tracking and buying lunch and drinking that extra glass of wine... we all know how it is.

Let's encourage each other to stick to our goals.

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NICHOLE_4 9/1/2012 10:05AM

    I love lists!

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 9/1/2012 9:54AM

    BEST WISHES in reaching all of your goals.

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No emotional eating...Trying Something new!!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

So I tend to be an emotional eater I guess, I have been reading lots of blogs and realize I'm not alone in this whole emotional binge eating thing...This has not been a good emotional week the hubs and I are having issues. Usually I would eat in order to deal with the stress and feel awful afterwards, but I have decided not to do that anymore...I will instead go for a bike ride or walk or even blog. Wish me luck!

  
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CARRIEMT 8/30/2012 3:34PM

    I am an emotional eater too- I think food fills a gap for a lot of people. I get mad and I tell myself that I'm not going to put up with the behavior (emotionally eating) any more and I cuss under my breath at the cravings then divert my attention elsewhere- just like you're planning.
It worked for me and I hope it works for you!

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TRACEYW8383 8/29/2012 4:43AM

    I too find myself regulary emotional eating, stress, boredom, sadness any of these really and then i find myself feeling guilty and worse for over eating and ruining any good work that i have done!

Well done for finding healthier ways to deal with it, soon it will be a thing of the past and you will find yourself out on the bike each time and not eating! I like the idea fo blogging or maybe emailing someone when feeling like this, as will redirect those feelings and hopefully the need to binge will pass!

Keep up the good work and i hope the stressful time passes x

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CSHOWALTER2 8/28/2012 8:50PM

    Oh gosh, I cant totally relate to emotional eating. I have known for a few years even that I'm this way. When I have a bad day, I've told myself in the past, you NEED this comfort food... that's why they call it "comfort food." It will help you feel better...

It's hard to change those habits. Sorry about the marital stress. Hope you guys work through it.

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LILLISAGIRL 8/23/2012 8:53PM

    That's great! Exercise is such a great stress reliever.
I'm sorry to hear that you and your hubby are having issues, I hope that you two work things out. emoticon

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OMMAMA7 8/22/2012 3:11PM

    Oh no, I hope the issues are nothing too major :( Way to go with redirecting your emotional response! I tend to get so consumed by one issue I shut everything else out and don't even consciously notice I've chowed down until afterwards ugh. I'm working on it LOL You are doing great. I'm here if you want to talk :) I like the advice too to go on a walk together to talk out the issue. Sometimes I actually write a little letter or email. then I can get everything out and choose my words carefully, no interruptions, then he can read it in his own time and reply the same way. Then things don't get heated and everything can be addressed sounds silly, but it works sometimes if I'm really upset :)Good luck with the issue and the eating! :)

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CJADERUN 8/22/2012 1:51PM

    Emotional exercising is always good. I'm a fan. Even if it's low key--if I'm upset or angry, I'm known to go for a walk, and THEN try to figure things out. ESPECIALLY if I'm having trouble with an SO.
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ERICADAWN1986 8/22/2012 12:24PM

    You can manage this! Hang out with a friend and try talking it out even. The bike ride and walk are great ideas! Maybe even go for a walk together. My husband and I have talked out lots of issues on long walks. It's less intimidating when it's a neutral place and nobody can storm off.

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LZY0108 8/22/2012 12:24PM

    Good for you! I eat when Im stressed out too. Im trying to get that under control too... emoticon emoticon

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CHANGINGSAM 8/22/2012 11:36AM

    Emotional eating, I think, is pretty common these days. I'm proud of you for resisting that temptation and finding healthier ways of dealing with stress. Hope you and the hubby work things out! emoticon

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Does it even matter?

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Sometimes I wonder if losing the weight even matters... I want to lose it so bad but as of right now I'm 30 lbs down and no one and I mean no one seems to notice or care... I care I know it is for me but I would still like some acknowledgment from others. I often wonder why I want such acknowledgement...can't quite come up with an answer except it is just human nature I guess... I'm just a mess, a total and complete mess ! any weight...ugh I guess you can tell I am NOT having a wonderful evening...

  
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CHERYLE51 8/21/2012 10:02PM

    Wow! I would think everyone would notice, that's a lot of weight. It's not like 3 or 4 lbs. I am really, really trying to get into the 140's. Somehow over the summer by just basically being lazy all day, gained weight. I have been at 150 for two weeks. Two weeks is no big deal, but I hope next week the scale moves down. It's just hard all the way around. emoticon

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CHANGINGSAM 8/20/2012 10:23AM

    I can completely relate. I'm only ten pounds down, but honestly, like you, no one has noticed. It hurts. However, the thing that keeps me going is that I know within my heart how proud I am to be ten pounds down. I could be at 180lbs if I hadn't started back in mid-June. I guess what I am trying to say is figure out is don't quit because your body, your mind, your health is worth it. You aren't losing this weight for other people. You are losing it for yourself. So remember that. I know it is tough, but hang in there.

By the way, I am so PROUD of you for losing 30 pounds! You are a true inspiration to me. emoticon

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OMMAMA7 8/19/2012 10:36PM

    I'm sure people have noticed but they are slackers when it comes to speaking up! It sucks, I know!!! Try to shake it off and remind yourself of your awesomeness - they probably aren't speaking up because they wish they were as awesome - they are jealous! Hope you are feeling better about things now!!

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CJADERUN 8/19/2012 11:00AM

    I am familiar with this feeling. I appreciate how my mom makes a comment every time I see her, because I think she ALSO understands this feeling! And sometimes I have to work it out of my boyfriend, but by that point he'll then say plenty to help me feel better.

I can't help but wonder that since being svelte SHOULD be the norm, people stop acknowledging it because we're now "normal," and we shouldn't praise "normal," without thinking that we should praise the journey.

Well, regardless, WE'LL tell you that you're doing great! 'Cause you are!

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HOTPINKCAMARO49 8/19/2012 3:03AM

  You go, girl! You have lost 6 - 5 lb. bags of sugar! That is an emoticon accomplishment! emoticon

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DEBORAH-SIMS 8/19/2012 2:39AM

  You only have ten pound to go until you get to your goal weight. You are doing great! People may have noticed you have lost weight and just haven't commented. I have lost over 100 pounds and people did not comment on my weight loss until I lost 70-80 pounds. People have commented that it looks like I have lost a hundred pounds or more now. More than one person has said that to me. They have noticed, but they did not comment until they thought I was thin. The important thing is that you are doing this for yourself and your health. emoticon emoticon

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EBONYSOL 8/19/2012 1:58AM

    Okay, so others aren't acknowledging your weight loss. What is important is that YOU know you have lost weight. YOU know what you have had to do to lose that weight. Become your own supporter. Have visual reminders such as before and after pictures. Use a journal to record your astounding journey. Look up positive affirmation &/or visualization techniques that you can use to feel rewarded. Find other people on the same path and support each other.
Even if you feel like cr*p right now, push yourself to keep going for yourself because you deserve it!

Cath

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BJPENNY70 8/19/2012 1:57AM

    You are right. We all want to be acknowledge for the things we accomplish. Whether it be doing a great job at work or losing weight. Sometimes it does come when we think it should. I had to lose over 59 pounds before my orthopedic doctor even noticed. Until it comes for you, give yourself a big pat on the back and say a job well done. Enjoy you lose and celebrate it yourself with a gift, flowers, or a movie. People will notice soon. Just wait for it and it will knock your socks off when they do say,"Hey have you lost weight? You look really good." For now just tell yourself that. We spend an awful lot of time telling ourselves negative things about ourselves. Why not do the opposite. You are well worth it. You worked hard to lose that 30 pounds. It is a great accomplishment. So celebrate. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NIKKICOLE83 8/19/2012 1:51AM

    I completely understand where you are coming from. Yes your journey is about you but danggit it would be nice for someone to throw you a bone and acknowledge your change. I am also a person that looks for the approval of others. If someone doesn't read my blog post, I get all sad. But you know what? I am sure people notice. Maybe they don't know how to bring it up especially if perhaps your attempt to change your life hasn't been publically announced. I think when you make others a part of your journey, they will be more free with the compliments.

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Dear Zumba Ladies,

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

So I went to zumba last night and had an amazing workout, the hr just flew by and by the time it was over I was in a great mood! I saw many new people, many regulars there were lots of people. So here are some quick notes to some of my fellow zumba-goers lol.

Dear Mega Fit Girl Next to me,

Thanks for reminding me that fit girls are fit because they work for it!

Dear 1st time zumba lady behind me,

Thanks for reminding me of my first zumba class, I felt like a fish out of water but I pulled through and had fun just like you did yesterday.

Dear Older Lady in the back row,
Thanks for reminding me that zumba is for everyone, and that fitness is a lifetime journey!

Dear Instructor, (Iris is her name)
You Rock!!!

Dear Me,
Good job getting off of the couch!!! Time to get back into the groove!
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LZY0108 8/17/2012 11:06PM

    Ive been wanting to try zumba. Im going to look up the next class at the gym and go...

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CHERYLE51 8/17/2012 12:32PM

    Nice way of thinking of zumba. I too smile at the newbies and hope that I give them encouragement. My DD and I started zumba together and I was mostly clueless. She is amazing at zumba. Of course, she is 18 and I am 54, but she is definitely more coordinated than I am. LOL Zumba is the only exercise I have kept up with. I have tried other exercises and eventually quit. I like walking, but found that it wasn't doing too much for my weight loss. Zumba did help, but over the summer, I gained some weight back and now I am doing zumba 2x/week and doing some at home DVD's on walking the other days. Trying to do whatever it takes to get my weight in the 140's.

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CHANGINGSAM 8/16/2012 8:46AM

    Cute! Way to go on getting some fitness minutes in! Love Zumba!

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DRPOOH63 8/16/2012 8:29AM

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RADIATEPRESENCE 8/15/2012 6:12PM

    Love it!

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IHEARTASHA 8/15/2012 6:04PM

    Lol you took the words out my mouth. That's exactly how I feel. There's always the super fit people, the old lady & the new person. Every time I see new people & how they perform I always think of my first time. I love my instructors every week they introduce a new song to keep us from being bored. I love Zumba & I'm getting addicted ;) Thanks for sharing!

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BRIDGIEEE 8/15/2012 5:10PM

    Aw :) I loved this. Recently I've gotten kind of bored with Zumba but when I do go I love seeing the other women there. I go to Zumba at Curves so it is mostly older women and it's nice to see everyone getting out there and having fun no matter what they look like doing it. As for me, I know I look like a fool and I sometimes see the Curves instructor giggling at me but that's ok, I just smile and wave because I'm having fun!

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I have heard of growing pains...but shrinking pains???

Friday, August 10, 2012

So my bones have been hurting lately and I was wondering if there is such a thing as shrinking pains?? My hips hurt and my shoulders, collarbone area mostly...have you experienced this at all? I'm not losing many lbs these days but I am losing inches. It is not muscle soreness either. I take a multivitamin and calcium daily...drink about a gallon of water a day. So just putting this out there to see what you guys think...
Thanks sparkers have an awesome friday!! emoticon

  
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SUSANBEAMON 8/11/2012 2:20AM

  I have arthritis, sometimes it feels as if my bones hurt, or muscles long way way from the joint (when my hip hurts, sometimes it feels like my back is hurting). Talk with your doctor about this, Could be because now you're loosing weight, you've become more active and the joints are protesting.

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CJADERUN 8/10/2012 3:42PM

    Your "bones" hurt? Or your joints? I didn't think bones had nerves, so I don't see how they could hurt individually, but what do I know? I'm no doctor.

If it's your joints, are you stretching AFTER each exercise (and NEVER before)?

If not, I also recommend speaking to your doctor.

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CHANGINGSAM 8/10/2012 3:27PM

    I'm not really sure. Maybe you should check with your doctor to make sure everything is ok. Have a great weekend! emoticon

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OMMAMA7 8/10/2012 3:27PM

    Glad you mentioned calcium. Hmm...I don't know! especially the shoulder area. If it continues I'd ask a doctor. It could be something as simple as the weather? Don't webmd it, you'll end up thinking it's something serious and it could be something very simple! :)

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