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Day 8 : A little bummed

Saturday, October 18, 2014

First of all, I did something great this week. I tracked all my food. It is my goal for the rest of October and I succeeded. :)

I also made time to exercise. I did Bikram yoga twice, went to the Y, did 30 day shred, and took a walk in our neighborhood.

I was very excited to weigh in this morning. The problem: I didn't lose any weight.

There is nothing to say about this, I guess. I am bummed. But I did what I set out to do, I made better choices, I made time to take care of myself. It will happen. I must develop some patience.

  
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CAKAROO 10/18/2014 9:08AM

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FORZACHANDMATT 10/18/2014 9:04AM

    That's right - you met your goals and there are many other ways you are more fit but I also understand the discouragement

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JAROL7 10/18/2014 8:30AM

    Work your plan ... don't stop.

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Here I am again

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Tap, tap, is this thing still on?

Where to begin? I started SP in August 2012 and lost about 57 lbs in 11 months while tracking food intake and exercising (primarily walking and jogging and bikram yoga). I went from 254 to 197. My 40th birthday was in July 2013. After my birthday (a fabulous trip to New York with my husband) I was never able to get back on track. I gain much of the weight back, slowly, over the last year. I tried several different things (Jenny craig, intuitive eating) to get back on track, but none of them "stuck" and I kept gaining weight.

Here I am, 41 now, starting over. I weighed 244.2 today. I did the best when I made monthly goals and challenges for myself so my goal for the remainder of October is to get on SP each and every day and log my food. I also felt like I learned a lot from intuitive eating so I hope I can apply those principles to my life, even while I am tracking.

I started off the day going to the farmer's market, fruit stand, and grocery store (my Saturday morning routine, generally with my 6yo daughter.) I stocked up on lots of fresh fruits and veggies and splurged on some lovely cheese as well. I bought apples and apple cider to make stewed apples this week. I bought all the ingredients for a staple of mine - turkey chili. I made it for lunch today and am looking forward to eating it throughout the week.

So here I am - again. Is it depressing to start over, to admit that I have gained the (very hard to lose) weight back? Hell yeah. But I have to accept that this is where I am right now and I can't get back on track without some intentional action. It isn't going to be any easier this time than last time (likely harder) but I have got to get back on the journey.

  
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BUMBLEBEE-RN 10/11/2014 8:42PM

    emoticon Welcome back... You know that you made a good decision to come back.

I've been back 20+ days this time. It's never easy.

Good luck on your journey. emoticon

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SLLYONS51 10/11/2014 1:52PM

  So hard to start over but so worth the effort! Good for you taking the first steps. I'm refreshing my program today also. emoticon emoticon

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mellow mushroom pizza is my favorite

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

We have a couple of mellow mushrooms in my town and I love their pizza. We used to go almost every Saturday to have mellow mushroom pizza. One of the MM is decorated with a space theme and the girls call it Pizza Planet (from Toy Story.)

We haven't gone since i started JC and yesterday was the day. It was Emmy's last day of preschool and I was wanting to commemorate it somehow. It was a sweet day, perfect weather, a great time. The girls loved it and the pizza was delicious. I went over on calories, but it was worth it. (Kosmic Karma is my pizza, by the way.)



  
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SMILINGTREE 5/21/2014 11:18AM

    I like Mellow Mushroom, too, but can't say it's my favorite...that would be a local place called Lupi's where they use locally sourced ingredients. It's somewhat similar to MM, though.

Sounds like a lovely way to commemorate the last day of preschool!

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My fat pants are fat pants once again! + WI

Monday, May 19, 2014

I started this journey at 254 lbs in August 2012 and was able to get down to 197 lbs by my 40th birthday (July 2013). When I was at my heaviest, I was doing a job that required I wear jeans every day. I didn't have any jeans that fit, so I went out and bought 2 new pair. When I lost weight, and my "fat clothes" didn't fit anymore, I gave most of them away, but I kept those 2 pairs of jeans so I could judge just how far I have come.

This past winter, as the pounds were piling on, I had to pull out those jeans again. I couldn't fit in my newer clothes and I didn't want to have to out and buy anything. At my highest weight this spring (244), those jeans felt pretty good.

Today, I am retiring the fat jeans once again. I wore them last week and they kept falling off. I am not quite into my clothes from last summer yet, but I am closing in.

Weigh in Monday: 231 (-3.4 lbs)
Weight lost since April 14 - 12.6 lbs

  
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SMILINGTREE 5/20/2014 8:12AM

    Congratulations. It's always nice to "level down" in pants size. I have several pair I'm waiting to wear.

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Feeling disconnected

Saturday, May 17, 2014

There is so much stress at work, morale is low, I am feeling disconnected from pretty much everything and every one. This week I will be living by my calendar as I run around and try to get all the last week of school stuff done. The following week the kids go to their grandma's house and I will have a week to play catch up before I leave for a month. So, in short, still crazy around these parts.

There as a tragic car accident in my town last week and a child was killed and 2 others seriously injured. This accident has really scared me. I have been nervous about driving with the kids in the car or in the rain or at night. I am off kilter.

Doing Jenny Craig has made it easy to keep making healthy choices while life has gone haywire. Sometimes I feel like it is a cop out to do JC since I "should be making healthy, home cooked food for myself and my family." But I have to let that go. I am choosing convenience food for everyone now, I am doing JC, the kids are eating a lot of chicken nuggets and pasta, but both those choice are better than eating out. And I am still making veggies daily and buying (and eating) lots of fruit.

I have tried a few new items since I last wrote about JC. I had the Ranchero Breakfast Skillet for dinner. It was good! This will be going into regular rotation. I have also tried Cookout Chicken and Beans (didn't like), Homestyle chicken casserole (LIKED!) and parmesan crusted fish (like enough to order again).

There are several other new foods that I have in the freezer or pantry but haven't tried yet.

Here are the things I will continue to order (this list is for me to remember.)
Breakfast:
Ranchero Breakfast Skillet

Lunch:
Beef and Barley Stew
Cheesy Potatoes and Chicken
pasta ole
Broccoli and cheese potato
Southwest style chicken

Dinner:
Homestyle chicken casserole
parmesan crusted fish
Cheese Ravioli
Three Cheese Ziti
Chicken Pesto Pasta
Chicken Carbonara
Chicken fajitas
Turkey chili
Macaroni and Cheese

Still need to try:
Breakfast:
Cheddar cheese omelet
Florentine breakfast pizza

Lunch:
Orange chicken
Chicken Salad kit

Dinner:
Fish and chips
Homestyle chicken casserole
lentils with beef
roasted turkey
sweet and sour chicken

  
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SMILINGTREE 5/18/2014 9:57AM

    Congratulations on continuing to make good choices even though life is chaotic at the moment. That's always when I falter -- when things get wacky.

Good luck, and I hope there is a light at the end of your tunnel of busy-ness soon.

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