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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.)
Ranchero Breakfast Skillet

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

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:
Cheddar cheese omelet
Florentine breakfast pizza

Orange chicken
Chicken Salad kit

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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