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Sunday, November 11, 2012

No one wants to hear this, just as I wish I wasn't writing it:

I gained weight back after the wedding and honeymoon...and leaving my job, and finding another one, and studying and passing another insurance certification...and having my car break down and having to buy a new one....

Ok so I've had a lot of stuff happen since getting married in August, haha!

Don't get me wrong, it certainly wasn't all bad, but" sh*t hit the fan" today when I realized none of my dress pants fit anymore.

I'm not proud, but its sort of amazing how fast I gained weight back, and how much so quickly. Its enough to make my head spin!

Here's to a great week! emoticon

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COCOSAYS 11/11/2012 6:07PM

    One day at a'll find your way again :)

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KNYAGENYA 11/11/2012 6:04PM

    Don't worry you will lose the weight again and everything will be back t normal.

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I DID IT!!! :D

Friday, June 15, 2012

I had a goal to lose 26 pounds by today, June 15th. I started my challenge on January 13th 2012. emoticon

As of 5 minutes ago, I have lost 26.6 POUNDS!!!!!!! emoticon

I am so happy and proud, and thankful that my hard work paid off emoticon

I have my first wedding dress fitting tomorrow, and I'm not scared... I'm excited! When I first found my dress, I couldn't get it laced up properly. There was a little too much of me to fit.

I told the ladies who worked at the shop, "Don't worry, I started a much healthier lifestyle, and I plan on losing some weight."

They told me, "Oh honey, we hear that from every bride, and it rarely happens. We'll just order a larger size."

Well, I can't wait to show the ladies at the boutique what I was able to accomplish in 6 months :)

Woo Hoo!!!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon


Just in case

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Just in case I don't lose 1.2 pounds by tomorrow's weigh in, I'm writing this to remind myself that its ok.

I'm reminding myself that I looked thin and fit yesterday, and the outfit I have on today although comfortable, may need to be retired. I'm "swimming" in it.

Just in case I don't meet tomorrow's June 15th goal of a total 26 pounds lost, I got darn close, & I'll keep doing what I'm doing. I rock, and I'm 0.2 pounds away from losing 25 pounds since January 13th.

I'm one proud chick. I think that's one AWESOME accomplishment for someone who craves cake 24 hours a day

It's amazing what can be done if you put your mind to it. Now, I'm going to go for a jog after work...just in case emoticon

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TYMBERWOLFE 6/14/2012 3:43PM

    I like your's a motivator for others. You go girl! Congrats on your engagement also!

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Half Way to Goal!!! Yeeeeesssss!!!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Actually, a little OVER half way! emoticon

I have 10 more lbs to go to be at my "ideal" weight for my height. I can't believe it! I'm really excited that I'm so close! emoticon

In 2 weeks I've lost about 5 lbs, and got to change my profile pic again to "Lost 15 Pounds." I am so proud! emoticon

I really feel like I'm putting in the work for the success. If I eat over my calories one day, I get right back on track and try to be just a little more active the next day to even it out.

Something a little surprising from the past 2 weeks:
For a few days, I ate to the higher end of my calorie range, and lost more weight than when I usually eat to the lower end (every day). I was told sometimes this tricks your body into letting go of some fat, rather than holding onto it. I think it worked!

It blows my mind that I might actually feel comfortable wearing a bathing suit this year! emoticon emoticon emoticon

I sincerely hope everyone who reads this has a great weekend, and keeps on doing their best!

No one just wakes up one day skinny, and no one just wakes up one day fat. Tiny steps turn into big results...whether it be good or bad, so- let's keep trying to make the best decisions we can!

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TEENY_BIKINI 6/11/2012 6:39PM

    That is really Awesome!! Yay you!!!


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PHOXYM 3/24/2012 1:19PM

    Way to go! That is super exciting, and a very true statement about the little things!!!

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Help Please: Change my fitness/nutrition settings now? Or wait?

Friday, March 09, 2012

I have been ROCKING my goal of losing 1 pound a week....until now emoticon

I knew it would happen eventually, it does to everyone. My body has reached its "comfort zone" and here I come trying to push it a little further emoticon emoticon emoticon

This week and last I did get the message posted by SparkPeople on my fitness tracker that I may be burning too many calories for what I am eating.

I have lost 1 pound (sometimes a few ounces more) each week for 9 weeks (YES!!!), but today's weigh in was only 0.2. I'm a little bummed ONLY because of how sore I am from my workouts this week! emoticon

So, my question to my more experienced Spark Friends:
Do I immediately update my fitness info, which will definitely increase my caloric intake, or should I maybe give it another week just to see what my body is doing?

I'm trying to be patient, but I don't want to waste time either. I'm on a roll! emoticon

Have a great weekend!!!

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FUNMAMASPARK 3/9/2012 4:29PM

    If you are using SP, I wouldn't worry too much about it. I would at least wait a week. I now have a heart rate monitor and found that SP overestimated my calories burned by more than double sometimes!

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    I'm so glad you asked! I forgot to mention that I was using SP, and I find it hard to believe I'm burning as much during ZUMBA as it says I am, haha

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CLUEINGFORLOOK8 3/9/2012 12:12PM

    First I'd ask if you're using a HRM or the SP version of calories per exercise. If you are using the SP numbers you may not be burning as much as it says you are. I knew there was no way I was burning as much as it said on the elliptical so I ignored the message.

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