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New Weight Watchers Meeting--Yea!!!!

Monday, March 09, 2009


Great news--I had a "weight watchers" meeting at my friend Evelyn's house today...we are both in need of support and accountability so we are trying this. I am sure that we can do it together and when it gets warmer we will start to walk a few times a week, too :)

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B-LYNN1ST 3/9/2009 10:50PM

    I'm happy for ya. Keep up the good work. You have a good friend by your side. Congrats to the both of ya. emoticon

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I've cheated on you!

Sunday, March 08, 2009

I have been blogging on another website!!!! I don't know why I did it but I am truly sorry and I humbly repent!!!

Here are my blogs--

From Flab to Fab
My journal for losing the weight that I put on without thought!

03/07/2009 11:23
Saturday and so far so good...

So today is saturday and you would think that I that would make life easier, right?! My day started at Dunkin Donuts because the kids are home with me and I am a push over mom--have I mentioned that?

So back to Dunkin Donuts--I am standing in line and having a conversation with myself for why I can have a boston creme donut and just have like salads for the rest of the many points are there in a donut, .like 8?...if I have some tuna and chicken in my salads then I will still be within my points and eating protein so I don't feel wiped out...or I can skip lunch and then just eat a normal dinner...but I am supposed to be making a life style change and that is a diet sabatoge plan...the egg white flat bread sandwich is only 5 points and is pretty good...why do I want a boston creme so I want to enjoy a donut for a minute and then feel aweful for the rest of the day? it worth it?! So I got the flatbread and a propel and felt happy and empowered to do good for the rest of the day!

I definitely encourage everyone to become best friends with yourself so that you can always be accountable to someone :)

Posted By: SkinnyAmanda Add Comment | Comments (0) Top 03/06/2009 09:03
Me and My Gregory

My nephew and I are sitting in bed watching SpongeBob this morning. I used to work out in the morning while my kids were getting ready for school but I was down in the basement and out of touch if they needed me. So--I work out at night while I am watching my favorite show (I have one every night!!!!) and in the morning I watch cartoons with Gregory while he waits for his bus to come. I like to start the day this way--it's alot less stressful than working out and showering and getting to work straight after Gregory is so cute and I only get to see him in the morning because his mom drops him off before work!

Posted By: SkinnyAmanda Add Comment | Comments (1) Top 03/05/2009 09:02
Just a quick one today...

Nothing to say except that I am feeling fine and I am happy to be myself!

Posted By: SkinnyAmanda Add Comment | Comments (0) Top 03/03/2009 23:31
Biggest Loser, anyone?!

I worked out during the first half of the Biggest Loser tonight...there is just something wrong with laying on my bed watching like I did last season!!!

My daughter said, "Wouldn't it be cool if you got to go on the Biggest Loser?" and I said "yeah but I don't think I weigh enough--the contestants are all well over 200 lb and I am barely at 200..." Wow!!!!! I even have an excuse for why I am too skinny for a fat show!!!! But seriously, how awesome would it be to be picked for the show?! I would lose all my weight in the first half of the show and the next half would be how to exercise and eat so that I was able to maintain the weight. Losing all my weight before I had a chance to get unmotivated would be a happy little bonus!


Posted By: SkinnyAmanda Add Comment | Comments (1) Top 03/02/2009 14:53
Great day today

My scale is broken so I don't know what I weigh (makes me long for the days when scales had needles instead of batteries!!!) but that's okay. Tomorrow I will weigh in and record it.

I am fasting for the next 24 hours. I read a book over the weekend called "Eat Stop Eat" and I am trying it for the month of March. If I follow it properly I will lose between 1 and 2 pounds a week which is what I am trying for anyway and not being very successful. I am supposed to be losing that anyway, right?!

What is wrong with trying?

Posted By: SkinnyAmanda Add Comment | Comments (2) Top 03/01/2009 16:54
Here I go again on my own...going down the only road I've ever known...

I can't believe it has been two years since my last post! You all are thinking that I am skinny and beautiful and I was so busy on all my dates that I just didn't have time, right?! Wrong! I am up on weight (I will weigh in tomorrow but last check I weighed 197)

Nutrisystem didn't work out, mostly because I didn't want it to. I want to think that I tried as hard as I could but that isn't the case.

Here is the spot where I fill in all my excuses but I don't want to. None of them are worth repeating.

I have been reading a lot about eating one meal a day...I am going to try it beginning tomorrow. I also am weaning myself of diet coke or anything with artificial sweetners. One step at a coke will be hard enough! It isn't an addiction but a craving that I need to deal with.

So--here I go again!


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Urban Rebounding

So I got an urban rebounder. I needed something to shake up the exercise and I didn't have the money for another exercise machine (I own a treadmill already and I am beginning to hate it !!!! lol )

I was feeling a bit silly with this thing. First off, I had the wrong idea. I was under the impression that this was a fun trampoline that I would jump to my favorite tunes and all would be well. WRONG!!!!!! I followed the beginners workout with JB the inventor and a bunch of blonde beautiful people. Now, all those people are smiling and happy--I was huffing and puffing (and happy since it is pretty fun!) All kidding aside the workout was pretty good. Stay tuned--I see myself being able to go through the whole thing without stopping in the next few weeks!!!!!

Posted By: SkinnyAmanda Add Comment | Comments (0) Top 11/20/2006 16:20
nutrisystem box

My second order of Nutrisystem came in today. I was excited to see the box sitting on my porch and even more excited to open it and sort out all my "goodies." My Nutrisystem food has somehow become the magic bullet that is allowing me to lose this weight that I have been carrying around for the last three years. It's sad really...

My boyfriend of 5 years and I have been squabbling lately over stupid little things and today he asked me ,"Why are you losing weight now?" I told him that I wasn't really ready to lose it before and now I am. "Why wasn't it important before, when I wanted you to lose weight?" I couldn't answer that. I think I was mad at him because we had no plans to marry (long story!) and my passive/aggressive way to deal with that anger was to get big and fat. That way I would know once and for all because he would either accept me for who and what I was (and we'd live happily ever after) or he would leave me because of my weight (and I'D live happily ever after!)

Does that make sense?!

Posted By: SkinnyAmanda Add Comment | Comments (0) Top 11/18/2006 15:46
I'll give YOU twinkies!!!

I ran into a friend of my boyfriend's about a week before I began Nutrisystem (188 lb). He stared at me the whole time we were talking and I thought he was checking me out. I called my boyfriend to brag about it. My boyfriend ran into the guy today and he said, "What have you been feeding Amanda-twinkies all summer?" He went on to say that he barely recognized me with all the weight I have put on!

I was pretty hurt and mad at first but now I am just mad. I can't wait to "run into" him when I hit 130!!!!

Posted By: SkinnyAmanda Add Comment | Comments (0) Top 11/16/2006 04:38
Wrong way!!!

The scale is going the wrong way!!!! I weighed in today and I am UP 2 lb.!!!! Alright, so I have been eating little "bits" all week---and maybe I haven't exercised all week (how important is that anyway?!)---and maybe TOM is going to be visiting in the next few days. Who knows what caused this little gain but I am going to get on the ball about it. Thanksgiving is right around the corner and if I go into the holiday thinking that I am a failure I will leave the holiday having failed.

Okay--so I have lost 6Lb this month. That averages out to 1.5 Lb a week--not a bad job all in all. I guess there will always be ups but the goal is to look at the big picture and not let a little tiny gain throw off my hard work and effort!

But seriously--what is the deal? Can I do this without killing myself of the treadmill?!

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I really liked the other site but I don't think there is enough support on it for me so I am back and I hope everything is okay!!!


Sweatin to the oldies

Monday, December 01, 2008

So I am reading a book by Richard Simmons. My Mom gave it to me and it's about 10 years old (maybe more!) and I only took it to make her happy. Who would've thought that the guy with the sparkly workout clothes would inspire me!!

So it's December 1st and I am going to take each day as it comes and not get hung up on slips or lack of exercise. I am just going to do it!


I'm feeling better

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

I am feeling much better but I still not doing 100%...I have decided to give myself a break and be happy that I am doing 95% and exercising. Beating myself up will just make me fail so i am going to chill and enjoy the small successes I have daily~



Help--I'm sinking!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Hi folks!

I am lost and need some help. Why is it that I really want to lose this weight but I "refuse" to work on it? I can visualize myself in the tight little wedding dress and I can make myself exercise. What I can't do is convince myself that I don't need caffeine to get through the day and most days I can't go without some sort of junk food, either. Why? Why? Why?


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SHUPER5 9/23/2008 7:32AM

    It's always hard,but remember you can do it!Positive thinking,always think positive,if you fall we are here to catch!Remember to forgive yourself and move on.Keep fighting even though they are little steps.

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DANA11675 9/22/2008 10:37PM

    Amanda, it does take time. Start small, very small if needed. See how long you can put off having the caffeine or when you want that junk food, come and visit Sparks. Small steps will cover just as much as large ones. emoticon

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MARYBETHBIBLE 9/22/2008 9:38PM

    Hang in there. I have found that it gets better with time. But we all have our rough times. YOU CAN DO IT!! emoticon

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