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Roseanne Rosanna Danna

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

“it’s always something!” - Roseanne Rosanna Danna

In what order have you lost weight?

At 232, I didn’t like how big my boobs were. They were the first thing to shrink. I took up weight lifting and my fat arms that bugged me after my boobs left also finally shrunk. But then I noticed my midriff bulges. I didn’t notice before underneath all that boob. That’s shrinking. But NOW I notice the belly fat. OMG!! It’s always something.

The other day, 4a healthy bmi commented she got a glimpse of herself in the mirror while working with her trainer and laughed and laughed and laughed because her loose skin reminded her of that on a cat that had lost weight. I haven’t thought that far ahead yet but if the picture ain’t pretty when I get there, I would consider surgery. I do know you have to love your body and keep a good sense of humor about you. I love feeling healthier and being more fit. People at the Y talk to me now and call me by name because I’m there so often. They notice my consistency and how hard I work. I feel motivated to keep going. I get so many good vibes.

So, in what order have you lost your weight?

  
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SPARKINGNOW 4/28/2010 3:14PM

    I'm pretty new to SP, and I've only lost one pound so far. But you sure are letting me know what to expect.
emoticon for mirror avoidance. I know it was a defence mechanism that would serve me well in a myriad of situations.

Good luck in continuing to reach your goals.

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SRFRGRL7163 4/28/2010 2:54PM

    Well, just like you, the boobs are the first to go. It's always one of the first to gain too. My butt is usually the easiest to slim down. This time I'm having issues with belly fat -- that seems to be the last and hardest. Good luck to you, and keep up the hard work, sounds as if you're doing just fine!

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Reforming My Purchase Habits

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Pay attention when and old dog is barking.—Old Proverb

I loved seeing this quote in my email this morning! I had just commented to someone that I learn a lot reading old blogs of successful SPers. To all you “old dogs”—no, I don’t really think of you as “old” or “dogs”—Thank You, Thank You, Thank You. You make my finding my way easier.

That said, my latest notion is that I need to focus on my PURCHASE HABITS and not so much consumption. I’ve noticed a pattern. If I purchase groceries right after my workout but not when I’m starving—I’m so motivated by the workout that NOTHING is getting into my cart that should not be there. EXCEPT THAT I am triggered by sales and, surprisingly, I purchase my treats when I feel strong and in good self-control!
Now, since I work so hard exercising and sticking to balanced healthy nutrition, I know that if I put out only 5% more effort and refused to purchase treats in these instances when I’m feeling smug I would have nothing to cave in to later when I have my emotional eating moments. In fact, it would be so inconvenient to do the emotional eating that I would have to leave my house, drive to the grocery store, and buy something. That’s a good plan and mostly what I have been doing. But I had not realized I was buying treats when I was feeling oh so proud of myself.

LESSONS LEARNED:

1. Control my purchases ESPECIALLY in times I am feeling self-confident and smug about my success thus it will save me from a crash later.
2. Keep learning from old dogs.

  
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LIBRATAH 4/27/2010 1:58PM

    Whatever it takes to make it work for you is a good realization. emoticon

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Does This Keep Me Consistent or Motivated?

Monday, April 26, 2010

This is the question I ask myself to determine my weight loss activities. The trackers both help a LOT for consistency and motivation. All other activities on SP sometimes help depending on my day.

Sooooo, I will always ask myself the question, ‘Does this help keep me consistent or motivated?’

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NANCYCER 4/27/2010 12:11PM

  I'm exploring all the time for motivational stories and tips. I lke the trackers, they help a lot.

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ALYFITN 4/26/2010 12:42PM

    I love the community aspect, too. Sometimes, I write a lot and sometimes a little. I love especially to support new bloggers.
I like that everyone is working toward the same goal of being healthier. I have gotten a lot of inspiration reading old blogs of people who have been successful. I've got a long way to go and being 'surrounded' by SP members helps me keep going.

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MLKOLAR 4/26/2010 9:21AM

    I love the trackers also, and find that sometimes reading blogs and responding and being supportive also keeps me motivated, I love helping people and sharing their success, it makes me want to work even harder.

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GAILRUU 4/26/2010 8:36AM

    I love the trackers and do find them extremely helpful.

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Patience and Success!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Patience in this lifestyle change to me means to be consistent and keep motivated.

Today, I was successful. I have been working out daily with weights and/or cardio and give myself A+. I am tired after weight lifting class this morning and came home without doing my usual cardio workout because my body needs a break.

This is where my consistency and motivation paid off today: I had to pick up milk at my local grocery. I am triggered by sales. They had 81 cent Pierre ice cream pints on sale to celebrate something. What a temptation ice cream sales are to me!! I bought other 81 cent items—chicken, crab cake---and the items on my list. Just yesterday, I had responded to a message board about “Do you notice what others have in their shopping cart?” Yes, I do. And I notice that I buy ice cream when it is on sale and there are LOTS OF OTHER PEOPLE at my grocery who go through the line and DO NOT. I have a “trigger”. I know that I CAN CONTROL MYSELF from responding to the trigger. I happily left the store and felt proud of myself.

1. I was tired when I was at the store. 2. I already decided I would give myself a workout break for the rest of today and tomorrow. 3. In the past, the trigger would have worked because I like sales and ‘I was going to give myself a well-deserved break anyhow’. But my planned break was to ease up on the workout and NOT eat additional calories. 4. I see from my trackers how much effort it takes to exercise away the calories and how quickly I can EAT the calories. 5. If the calories are not purchased, they stay in the store and not in my home. 6. I may need a nap—which is sometimes what I need after lifting and also burning so many cardio calories consistently.

I am going to get work done in the home and go out with my daughter to a movie as a reward. I earned it.

  
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ALYFITN 4/24/2010 3:32AM

    Thank you. I saw Crazy Heart with Jeff Bridges and it was excellent acting. Had that girl from Batman in it too.
This was a breakthrough for me! It helped so much to blog it, to be journaling my temptations, feelings and strategies. Thanks for your support! I did it!! emoticon emoticon

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NANC304 4/23/2010 4:36PM

    Great job avoiding the ice cream! Have fun at the movies.

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COTTRELL11 4/23/2010 2:57PM

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Congratulations on a good job well done! Have a great time at the movies!

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I AM PATIENT

Friday, April 23, 2010

1. I AM CONSISTENT

2. I KEEP MYSELF MOTIVATED

  


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