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Almost fell over this morning

Thursday, October 27, 2011

I freaked out this morning....
I have a blouse that I've never worn. I bought it a few years ago and when I bought it it was too tight to wear. I told myself that I'd lose the weight and get into it. Well that never happened.
Just before I started back on this current leg of my weight loss journey, I was going through my closet trying to get rid of stuff. I saw this blouse and pulled it out to put in the Salvation Army pile. My partner saw the tags and wouldn't let me give it away. So I hung it back and the closet and there it sat. This morning I decided to try it on, fulling expecting that it would still be tight.
I think it's too big!!!! What!!!! I really really really could not believe it!
Talk about a wonderful way to begin the day!
This should keep me motivated for the rest of the week. emoticon

  
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IAMFRANSGIRL 10/28/2011 6:27AM

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This is so great!!
Congratulations!

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Interesting self-motivation tool for eating Healthly

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A few years ago I passed a gallstone ending up in the ER very sick. I know I was sick when they told me that they were admitting me and I didn't even care.
Anyway, one of the questions that I was asked was "What did you eat today?"
I think of that question often as I'm making choices. If I had to tell a healthcare professional what I ate would I be embarassed? Would he/she review it and think that's a poor/fatty diet?

It's a weird train of thought but it works for me.

  
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IAMFRANSGIRL 10/27/2011 6:41AM

    Hmmm...good question!


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ERIKO1908 10/27/2011 1:34AM

    this is a great idea to think you through it...

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CORKY982 10/26/2011 3:15PM

  It's a fantastic idea - right up there with always wear nice underwear just in case... haha

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Boost of self-confidence

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

It's really interesting how losing just a few pounds can give me an incredible boost of self-confidence. I'm still extremely overweight and am heavier than my first goal of 245 lbs, but seeing the scale consistently move downwards has made me really happy.
I'm wearing more of my wardrobe and I think I look better.
I recently went to an event where I knew I was meeting new people and normally I'd be incredibly self conscious. But I felt really good about myself and wasn't the bit self conscious. WOW! That's a big big big (pun intended) thing for me!

Hopefully, I'll keep going on this journey and meander down the scale.

  
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IAMFRANSGIRL 10/19/2011 7:34AM

    How wonderful!
Congratulations on your success!! I know how wonderfully motivating and good it feels. I always seem to have a little more spring in my step after I see the scale moving down.
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Loss of motivation

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Okay, between being sick, my partner being sick, and then the holiday, I've sort of lost my motivation. And here's what I think is contributing to it. Some of my clothes have started to fit better and so I feel good. But apparently not enough to keep pushing.

I'll be honest -- I'm still aware of what I'm eating. I'm just not tracking it like I should.
And I can be so good for breakfast and lunch, and then dinner just gets totally off track.

And exercise has totally gone by the wayside. emoticon

The weather's supposed to be good this weekend, so I'm hoping to get a bike ride in.
But I need to get motivated to get back to the gym.

  
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CIRRATX 4/16/2009 1:30PM

    I truly understand your loss of motivation. Take one step at a time. Work on either getting a handle on the out of control dinners or getting back in the gym. Once you get that going then work on the other item.

I know I need to get back in the gym. I'm going to have to start packing work out cloths in my backpack so I can leave directly from work and head to the gym since I don't tend to leave once I make it home!

Good luck! Let me know if I can help.

Chole

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SAD and Stressed

Thursday, March 26, 2009

The weather in Philadelphia is overcast and drizzly today. I've always maintained that I have Seasonal Affective Disorder, though I've never been diagnosed and if I do have it, it's mild. Anyway, I'm also stressed today. I'm trying to pull together an bus trip for the Bead Society I'm involved with. Unfortunately, I need to get it done today and I'm at work and I've got a lot on my plate there too!
Soooo, all I want to do is eat. And not healthfully. If I had my way, I'd carb load all day long.
That last couple of days have not been very productive toward my weight loss goal and I'm not going to make any excuses as to why.
So, I'm going to fight my urges and try to just make it through today.

  
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SUZEWISC 3/26/2009 11:20AM

    That's the spirit! One day at a time, heck, even one hour at a time. Stay strong. You know that if you eat, you'll only feel worse. GO SPARK! Sue

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