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Buckled down and got a PT

Monday, June 17, 2013

I have been doing well for the past 5 months. I lost 20 pounds but now I have hit a hard plateau. My husband and I have decided to get a Personal Trainer (PT). The one we have is awesome. She gave us each similar workouts so that when we workout together, we won't seem so different. My husband and I signed up for 9 months. We are already seeing results. We are both excited to see where this journey will lead us.


Climbing out of a Rut

Monday, June 03, 2013

Lately I have been in a rut. I have been to the doctors office and now a reproductive doctor. My husband and I have been trying to have children for 5 years now. I found out that I have PCOS, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. It is correctable but of course they all tell me the same thing that I need to lose a lot of weight ( uh, duh, I know that). I really hate the BMI, I think that it needs to be revised. What if a person has more muscle on them then fat. They don't take that into consideration. When I was younger, I was really fit, I even had a six pack. So, I still have a lot of that muscle, thank God. It has been four months and I have lost 20lbs. I am very proud of myself for this accomplishment but for almost 2 weeks I have hit a hard plateau. I have decided to hire a personal trainer at the gym that is my second home, practically. It took me a while to find the right one because the others I just did not have a connection. I am excited to continue on my weight loss journey and spark up the fire inside me to continue pursuing my dream to have a family one day.

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MELYMOUSE3 6/3/2013 7:16PM

    I know your struggle. My husband and I have been trying for 4 years to conceive to no avail. It is very frustrating. You are on the right track, and that is awesome that you are working so hard. The last thing anyone wants to hear is it will happen when you least expect it, that's what they keep telling me... but all we can do is keep working hard and keep on praying! I will be praying for you too! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Eighth week

Monday, May 13, 2013

I know that this is late blog for the eight week update. The 6 goals that I sought out to complete, I am happy to say that I have completed them during this eight week journey. Here is the recap of that list:

*Lose 10 or more pounds - I have lost 15 pounds overall. I have lost a total of 19.5lbs in the last 4 months.

*Be able to be off of my diabetic medication - In my fifth month, my doctor took me off my diabetic medication

*Meet people who are just as passionate as I am about losing weight - I have met several awesome woman during this journey and they have been great motivators.

*Losing 4 or more inches off of my waist - I have lost 11.5 inches overall

*Losing at least one dress size - I have gone down one size.

*Meeting new people - I have met some great people and it is great that they share the same ideals as me.

This challenge has given me great self esteem and self confidence. I also have high energy and I feel that I am focused on my health and weight loss goals.

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ZRIE014 5/13/2013 12:11AM

  keep it up

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MIRA04 5/13/2013 12:08AM

  Great job on the weight loss!

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Friday Accountability

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Today is very similar to Wednesday. I woke up late and had to go to my nephews baseball game in the evening so, I did not get my workout in. I did however stick to my meal plan. I am finding it easier and easier to resist food temptation. I am starting to see the changes in my body, for example, I am more flexible, more energy and I am fitting into clothes that I had for years that I never fit into. If this is not motivation, I don't know what is.

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LJOYCE55 4/20/2013 6:57PM

  Isn't it nice to move the clothes from the bottom of the pile back up to the top? Congratulations.

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Thursday Accountability

Friday, April 19, 2013

Today I woke up early (or so I thought) and did my weight lifting. When I was done I saw that I only had time for 15 minutes to do my cardio. So, I jumped onto the elliptical. It had been a few days since I was able to do any cardio. Even though it was only 15 minutes on the elliptical I felt great. My eatting plan today is going great. I took my body measurements this morning too and I could not believe the results. Even though I did not see a change in the scale the inches that I have lost are significant. The total this month is 11.5 inches all around. I could not believe it. I am ready for next week and excited to tackle next month to see my results.


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