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Saturday, October 24, 2009

The past couple of weeks I have lost all motivation to lose weight, work out, and watch what I eat. I know I want to lose weight so I have no idea why I have lost all my motivation for it. I see all my Spark friends doing an amazing job and keeping up with it so then I'm like, "Come on, Ash!!! What the heck is wrong with you?!!!?" I just want my motivation to come back cause I was only 3 lbs away from my 10lb loss mark and now I'm pretty sure it's over 3 lbs now. uggggghhhhh....come back to me motivation! pretty please!!! no whip cream or cherry on top though. lol.

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DIXIED88 10/27/2009 5:05PM

    Try to just get 10 minutes of exercise in. 10 minutes...just 10 minutes! Or challenge yourself to eat one fruit per day. Just one! Somehow knowing I don't have to do much makes it easier for me. Hope that helps!

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WE_PA_FIT 10/27/2009 4:08PM

    Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. Make a U turn and get up and do it cause we have to, cause we are committed, cause we deserve this, cause we are disciplined, becasue we CAN. emoticon

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ANEWMACK 10/27/2009 2:36PM

    When I get discouraged or down, wanna know what I do? I picture Jillian Michaels spitting on me and calling me a maggot- making me get on the treadmill and put out more!


I just watch the cooking show while I'm on the treadmill and that helps me to stay on the damn thing longer..ahh-hah!

It will get better. We ALL go thru funks. Just hang in there and don't give up completly!

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4MARLEY1 10/27/2009 2:32PM

    I totally know how you feel. I was like 2 lbs away there at one time from my 10lb lose. Now I'm like 5 or more away. We just gotta get back up and keep going. I'm pretty much starting over this week. It's hard, but it will be worth it. I hope all your tests come back good.

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STINA6584 10/25/2009 10:30AM

    It'll come back. For now, just try to stick with the basics. Track/ write down what you're eating even if you're going over, and try to add at least a little physical activity every day - even if it's just a quick walk around the block. A little bit can go a long way.

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TASHISNOQUITTER 10/25/2009 10:25AM

    Itll come back bestie!!! You just have life getting in the way right now :( it's understandable...Youre beautiful no matter what!!! :) love ya!

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CBSPECIAL 10/25/2009 8:00AM

    I'm sure it's just a phase and it will be over soon!

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NOELLE601 10/24/2009 11:35PM

    ugh... I just got over this. I stopped tracking food and exercise and found it hard to get out and go for a walk. And then I saw that I wasn't losing any weight and I had to get myself refocused. Pretty much I had to kick my butt into gear and start tracking everything and going outside or to the gym. I feel great now. I just had to change a few things, I started measuring everything again and switched up my walk/run route. That was the second time in 5 months that I completely gave up on being healthy, so this time it was much easier to recognize the signs and deal with them. Just keep telling yourself that all the time and energy that you have invested in yourself is worth it because its good for you and you love yourself. Sounds corny, but its true.

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CRISTALINA1 10/24/2009 7:07PM

    i'm right there with ya. between my TOM and vacations with the fam, my motivation has been declining for a few wks, too. i've decided to take it one small goal at a time. i'm using the holidays as mile-markers, so i made goals to reach by Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. i'm hoping that working on smaller goals one at a time will help get me back on track. good luck to you, we CAN do it!!

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MAGSA10 10/24/2009 6:39PM

    Ash, stop and think about what has changed. I read your prior blog and it seems that this has been going on for a little while. Go look in the mirror and say to yourself, "I am going to do this for me." I deserve this and I want this. You have got to also learn to forgive yourself for falling off, just pick yourself back up and start again. You are a strong person I am sure or you wouldn't had gotten this far. So, come on now, get with it and let's go. Stay strong and keep on Sparking. Have a great weekend and just do it.

Maggie j. emoticon

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ASHESS85 10/24/2009 6:37PM

    Believe me we all go through times we feel like we lose our motivation. I think you just need to sit down and write a plan (try to focus on what you did before to lose weight.) Once you get back into a routine, you will get used to things and continue losing weight. You can do this girl!

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TATTED_PINUP2BE 10/24/2009 6:36PM

    You can get it back girl! Remember the reasons you wanted to loose weight in the first place and place that into your drive. Visualize what you want and go get it! Your strong girl, makes those goals happen!


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TERRIEJO53 10/24/2009 6:35PM

    We all go through what you're going through now. Sometimes it lasts a day, sometimes a week, sometimes ... ugh! ... even longer. Try to work your motivation back into your life by focusing on one or two things. Maybe today your focus will be to stay in your calorie range AND make sure those calories come from the right combination of carbs, proteins and fats. Tomorrow focus on your exercise. Just 15 - 20 minutes of something. When it all starts coming together your motivation will come back and keep you going from there.

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So sLeeeeeeeepy...

Monday, October 19, 2009

For the past few weeks I have been more tired than normal. I feel like I have no energy to do anything. I'm falling asleep more in lectures. Lately after school I'll come home and just take a nap for a couple hours and when my alarm goes off I just don't want to get out of bed. Even after getting a good amount of sleep at night I won't want to wake up in the morning and get on with my day. No worries... I'm not at all depressed. lol. My other mother thinks it may have something to do with my thyroid. This happens to me a lot. I'm always tired but its been really bad the past couple weeks. I've always thought it was because I just wasn't getting enough sleep or because I wasn't working out enough. But ever since I joined Spark this is the most ive worked out in years! I just don't get it?? SO, of course what does my other want me to do... go to the doctor... lol. Guess I'll go see what she says.... ugghhhh I hate going to the doctors.... booooooo :P

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CBSPECIAL 10/20/2009 8:01AM

    Sounds like you have the advice you need! Hope you get your answers soon!

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ELIZAGETTINGFIT 10/19/2009 10:34PM

    Better to get it all checked out...I hate going too.

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ASHESS85 10/19/2009 8:09PM

    Have you ever gotten your thyroid checked? You just get a shot or a pill to take every day and it puts your metabolism back in check and you'll start to feel better. Also are you pmsing? That always makes me feel exhausted.

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MNNSAIDE 10/19/2009 7:35PM

    Ask for a CPC (blood work) you could be animic.

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Saturday, October 17, 2009

I have been neglecting Sparkpeople :[ I can't tell you the last time I actually counted calories or watched how healthy I was eating. When it comes to working out its like every 3-4 days. When I log on to sparkpeople, I get my login points and then try to comment back to my amazing spark friends so they don't feel like Im neglecting them. lol. I think the only thing I've really been doing good on is drinking my water. but that's not hard for me to do at all. lol. I'm busy busy busy. And I know there's people out there that are way more busier than me and I seriously don't know how the hell they find the time. lol. So, any words of wisdom would be greatly appreciated :]

-Get my ass back on track!
-Finish these damn last 8 days of shred!
-Count my calories
-Go friggin grocery shopping and get fruits and veggies!!!!!
-Find other cardio to do....gotta mix it up.
-Get to my friggin 10 lb loss goal!!!!!!!


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STINA6584 10/19/2009 9:44AM

    You can do this. Stick with it lady. I've found with the food side of things pre-planning is the best thing. I've gotten so used to it that when I don't plan I feel totally lost. Plan out all your meals for the week than make your grocery list off of that. (It saves you time and money in the store too!) I generally plan by meal rather than day and then pick and choose as I go through the week.

As for working, 3 -4 days a week is still good. It's way better than zero days a week that's for sure!

Do the best you can with what you've got. Maybe it takes you a little longer, but you'll get there sooner or later. Remember this is a journey not a race.

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CBSPECIAL 10/18/2009 5:07PM

    Life sometimes gets in the way!

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    You are pretty good at keeping up with sparkfriends and keeping everyone else motivated! Come on chica! Get it together! Don't worry so much about logging on everyday. Like others said, write things down on paper. If you are doing the best that you can then that's the best it's gonna get. I'm on day 2 level 3, so now we both have 8 days to go and be done with shred. Let's do it! It's only 20 quick minutes:-). Then we can figure out what to do after it's done...cuz I need help with that.

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ASHESS85 10/18/2009 2:31PM

    awwww! Life gets busy and it's frustrating when you're trying to diet! You can do it...once you get back into the groove, you'll be fine.

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FITBECKSRN24 10/18/2009 2:28PM

    you can do it chickie!!! i find that pre planning helps soooo much! i take a sheet of paper and i literally write down everything that i want for the week (this also helps with grocery shopping!) and then i log everything into sparkpeople. Then i can tweak it if need be. sometimes im under cals, so ill go back and add a snack to my day. or if im way over ill pick another meal to eat for that day, ect. That way when your super busy during the week, you can just look at your paper and see whats for dinner, lunch, bfast, ect and you dont really have to think about what you want, or how its going to fit into your counting cals because its already all done!

when it comes to working out, i find that i have to do it right when i get home, or else i lose all motivation.

Hope these tips help some =) you can do this chick we're all here to help ya along the way

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TATTED_PINUP2BE 10/18/2009 1:08PM

    You can friggin do it! Haha

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JESSYVIRGINY 10/18/2009 12:21PM

    you can do it. i use a schedule and it has help me in so many ways....

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TEAM-SARAH 10/17/2009 11:33PM

    Just don't give up.... even if you arent doing as much as you could be doing, hang in there. Try to make the best decisions you can and be conscious of your weight loss efforts. Fake it til ya make it.

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LOVEFIT30 10/17/2009 10:30PM

    Keep postive about it. There are going to be times when you do become busy and sparkpeople has to go on the back burner for a bit. If you can't actually get on to SP to do your tracking and whatnot, then if you can keep a small notepad in your purse and whenever you eat just right down what you ate and how many calories (or a rough estimate of how many calories), if you worked out, how long you worked out for and then when you do get the time to get on SP to track everything again...everything you had just done isn't lost. You might be busy, but I'm sure you can still find the time to right notes down in a little note pad. And it might even help keep you focused.

Good luck emoticon

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Tummy Tuck

Thursday, October 08, 2009

The thing I want to work on more is my stomach area aka my blashie. lol. It has always been a struggle with me to lose the excess fat in this area. It has shrunk a little but when I look in the mirror with no shirt on I'm like, "ewwwwwww. grosssss. wish tummy tucks werent so expensive." lol. So, I was wondering if anyone really has any helpful hints to get rid of the fat that is around that area. emoticon

emoticonWeigh in is tomorrow :/

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DOCFIT1 1/22/2010 2:50PM

    check out CLA... its a polyunsaturated fatty acid.. which is good and it supposedly helps burn fat in the midsection. i used it last year and i thought it was pretty effective. i def had way more definition in my abs at 125 than when i was 125 previously and was not taking it. good luck!

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    Oh you're talking about mommy tummy??!! Sadly we can't just magically work on this one area and it shrink. I'm told we have to combine cardio and weight training. Working on your abs for hours on end won't help. So just keep doing what you are doing and focus on your core a little more. I'm in this fight with ya;-).

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LITTLAH 10/9/2009 5:18PM

    Just keep going, it'll shrink eventually. I have excess fat in that area along with loose skin. I know I can get rid of the fat with diet and exercise, but I don't think the skin will shrink back to it's original state!

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CBSPECIAL 10/9/2009 3:22PM

    They say the only thing is to get rid of all excess fat, and even then sometimes it doesn't go away if it's lost too fast!

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    Ugh, my least favorite part. Damn my genetics and my apple shape. I call my belly, my "area", lol. I have no tips though. What I've read agrees with Awesomes that you can't target fat burning in specific areas. Which sucks. Not what I want to hear. Good luck though!

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ASHESS85 10/9/2009 9:55AM

    I know how you feel, I also have this problem! I think it might help if you do lots of crunches and ab strength training along with your cardio! When I wasn't all disabled, I did that and my stomach felt like it was getting tighter.

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CRISTALINA1 10/8/2009 9:23PM

    i feel your pain! if we just keep working on weight loss, that stubborn belly fat will have to disappear at some point. at least that's what i'm telling myself, lol!

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TEAM-SARAH 10/8/2009 9:16PM

    Word on the street is you can't target fat burning areas. The only way to get the fat off of your stomach is cardio... lots of cardio. I WISH I could choose for the fat to come off of my stomach! Believe me. I feel so akwardly shapped! Eventually it will come off. Don't forget to tone up too! You wont really see all the hard work you put into your abs until the fat is gone but once it's gone you'll be glad you did all the crunches!

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LJOHN44 10/8/2009 8:50PM

    I read this article the other day. I have no idea if it works but it's a he-- of a lot cheaper than a tummy tuck! (and you get spark points for reading it!)


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Go away Stress, I don't like you :P

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

I've had a little bit...well a lotta bit of stress in my life lately. I want it to go away :[ If you ask Tasha (Tashie321985), I stress a lot. lol. even about the littlest thing that I shouldn't stress over at all. I've always been the one to stress over the little things. I don't know why I let it all get to me. But I have been having some big stressors lately too. And then when I am stressed I eat junk food. Last night I was shoving my face with white cheddar cheez-its and finally I was like, "Ok, you gotta stop! Member you want to lose weight? Yeaaaa, put that box away!" lol So, I'm gonna vent lol.
They are my biggest stressor of all. I still live at home, being a young single mom and all. We get in these random fights every few months and I basically feel that they're telling me in the nicest way possible that I'm a piece of sh*t. It's a great feeling. lol. They tell me I don't contribute enough around the house. They're like yes, we know you go to school. we know you work but still you should be doing more around the house. Ok, soooooo right when they get home from a long hard day how come theyre allowed to just pop a squat inrfront of the tv or take a tap and not do crap around the house. But me... oh hellllllll noooooooo. According to them I should be cleaning, making dinner or some other crap. Sorry, that right when I get home I'm actually in my room studying or trying to spend some time with my daughter!!!!! So, I had been thinking about moving out but that is on hold...
Next, would be my siblings. My sister, God I love this girl to death and would do absolutely anything for her but she just pisses me off! She's friggin 24 years old and hasn't grown up yet. Mind you... she is a single mother and doesn't have her priorities straight. She says shes going to change but I don't know if she's really trying. It's hard to tell with the way the economy is if shes actually tried to look for a job or if she just doesnt care. And it's not so much her that I'm worried about anymore, its my niece, Symphany. I can't stand it when little kids have to go through crap and they can't do anything for themselves to make it better.
Then the brother... hes not my "real" brother but I think of him as one. I just don't know with him at all? Seriously, I don't know. We used to be attatched to the hip and then there were issues going on and ever since then it's been sh*t. He won't ever respond to my texts. He never wants to hang out with me. He lies right to my face when I know the truth. He just up and moved out of his mom's house and told her it's has nothing to do with her but then told his best friend that he's living with now that there are problems between him and his mom. He won't talk to me anymore even if I try to get things out of him. He's just not himself anymore (a lot of other people see it too) and it is driving me crazy!
Lovely, lovely school...oh how I loathe you. lol. I'm pretty sure I'm not going to be getting into the Winter 2010 Nursing Program. I'm in the "overflow" category but I don't know how many other people are in that category too. I know I shouldn't think that but it starts in 3 months and I got my "overflow" acceptance letter back in like July and haven't heard anything since. But I just want to know FOR SURE that I'm not in for winter... ya know? I guess I should ask. lol. But then if I get a response that is basically like, "well, I don't know" I'll just be pissed. lol. And another reason why I want to know for sure if I'm in or not is because I want to deploy before I get out of the military and that would be the perfect time because I would be doing nothing from Jan-Aug. Cause I'm pretty sure I'll be accepted into the Fall 2010 program. But if I can't depoly I'll want to sign up for classes to take to go twoards my bachelors degree. STUPID NURSING PROGRAM. lol. And then of course A&P tests just stress me out no matter what... that will never change. lol.
Well, those are my main stressors... I won't write about the little petty ones that I need to just get over! Lol. Sorry, this was long and basically a b*tch blog. lol. Last night I was wondering how I really stay sane from all of this and I looked right at my daughter and knew it was all because of her. And also my my two very best friends, Tasha (Tashie321985) and Shauna. So, to end on a happy note...I love my girls :] emoticon

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    I LOVE YOU ASHEDIE!!! But you already know that :)

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FITBECKSRN24 10/10/2009 11:26AM

    vent away dear, i know we've all been there in some way or another =) hope things work out for ya

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TEAM-SARAH 10/7/2009 1:57PM

    Sorry to hear about all your stress. You seem fairly positive in spite of it all though, if that means anything! Sounds like you have a lot to balance. Just don't forget to take some time for yourself, it'll do you a lot of good!

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JESSYVIRGINY 10/7/2009 12:42PM

    hope you will feel better. emoticon

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STINA6584 10/7/2009 9:38AM

    I'm sorry to hear your feeling so stressed out lately. It sucks to feel like the people around you are making an effort to make your life as difficult as possible.

Maybe it would help ease some of the tension with your parents if you choose one day a week and have it be your night to make dinner. (Added bonus you control the meal that day so you can make it as healthy as you'd like.)

I totally understand how frustrating it can be to live at home as an adult trying to work out your own life.

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