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Looking at pictures

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Still not liking to look at myself in pictures. I realize I'm almost 50 pounds lighter than I was 6 months ago...but when I see myself in pictures, I only can see the flaws. My stomach is still there, the shirt wasn't flattering, is that still a double chin?

I'm trying to get a better outlook/perspective on it but some days are still hard.


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MIZLISAABC 7/19/2008 1:44AM

    I looked in your photo gallery and I can see SUCH a difference in you. You are beautiful. Keep up the great work!

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JESPAH 7/17/2008 2:20PM

    Here's a trick. Look at photos of yourself in a mirror. That is, have the photo face the mirror and, of course, look at the reflection of the photo in the mirror.

The reason I'm suggesting this is because we're all so used to seeing ourselves in mirrors that reality is jarring no matter what our size is. It changes things like which side the part of your hair is on, etc.

Anyway, it can't hurt. Looks like you're doing well. You can do this!

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Sodium is the devil

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

That's what I like to tell myself anyway. I went away for a few days and ate worse than I have in 6 months. I gained 5 pounds. I know I didn't overeat by that many calories (maybe by 3500 for one pound but that's a stretch, too). I know that there was a lot of sodium so I am not stressing too much. It's been a learning lesson for me. Having too many care free days isn't the best for me right now. I'll have to figure out how to have a weekend away and make sensible choices more often then I did over this weekend. It's a lifetime of good choices so I'm not too upset with the setback.

Oh and M&Ms have a lot of calories, too. emoticon

New day, new is good!

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BEUGEL 7/28/2008 9:46PM

    Sodium IS the devil! :) You are so funny! I know what you mean about having a weekend away. Back in May I spent a few days in Tokyo. I made a conscious decision before I left that I would NOT sabotage my efforts. I planned ahead and took all but one lunch and one dinner's worth of food. I visited a store once I got there and found individual servings of total whole grain cereal, skim milk and some fruit. I was set for food.

The second big thing that helped me was that I for once took my workout clothes and ACTUALLY USED THEM! That was a first for me. I spent every evening in the gym doing cardio and one night of weights. I got home after three days and was down on the scale. YEA!

Living in Japan and eating out seems to be even worse than the states for sodium. They eat a ton of soy sauce and the foods are made to need it. Okay, really it just tastes better. I mean who likes sushi without soy sauce and a little wasabi? LOL

I'm glad to see you didn't let your sodium get your down. You're a smart woman, making good choices. I wish you all the best on shedding the rest of the weight to reach your goal!
Warm regards,

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HUSKY__HANK 7/9/2008 7:30AM

  M&M's YUM.

All you need to do is get back on track and watch the sodium intake. You are doing well.

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It's only Tuesday...

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

...and I've had 6 people tell me how good I look.

I haven't lost much weight in the past couple weeks (inches either) but people at work are starting to notice. Four of the people who have commented didn't even know I was trying to lose weight!

It's sure does give me a little ego boost to hear things like this!

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Old Clothes - What do I do?

Saturday, June 21, 2008

I went through my clothes a few weeks ago and made some big piles of clothes that either were too big or I didn't like. There's a lot that I can donate...but I'm not sure if I'm ready to give them away.

What if I gain the weight back...then I'll have to go buy more clothes. I don't want to have the security blanket of size 18W clothes but I think I do. The practical part of me knows how much I'm spending on interim clothes that I keep buying so I can just imagine if I donate the other ones and have to buy the same sizes again.

The other side of me thinks it will be emotionally freeing to get rid of them. I confidence booster.

How long do others hold on to the old sizes?

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HUSKY__HANK 6/23/2008 7:41AM

  Get rid of them. It was hard but a great feeling when I got rid of my "big clothes"

I would keep one or two pair so when you reach your goal you can put them on and REALLY see how far you have come.

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MARGO1966 6/22/2008 1:13AM

    The first few times that I 'released' some of my clothes, I practically had a panic attack! I hadn't expected that to be so hard. I will tell you, though, that it gets easier and has become a a "Woo-hoo!" feeling for me. I've been able to bless lots of other folks with clothes that I shrank out of and others that I thought I'd wear again someday - only to find that someday had come and gone without me realizing and they were now too big, too! I gave some things to ladies at work, which also got them to asking about how I was doing all of this. I've given some to thrift stores. I've posted some on freecycle and had the positive experience of helping a woman who had lost most everything in a fire. She was so grateful to find some clothes in her sizes.

I will share a tip with you - while I never used to shop at consignment or resale shops, I've found them to be a huge help in finding a few pieces to tide me over from one size to the next. They allow me to have clothes that fit without requiring a large outlay of cash on a new wardrobe that I hope to not fit in a month or two!

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PEJKUG3 6/21/2008 1:28PM

    Get rid of them. You don't want the "cushion" and your closet can use the space.

Heck, you could send them to help flood victims! There are so many in my town with nothing - I'm going through my stuff this weekend. Maybe there is a battered women's shelter you could donate to in your local area? Or you could sell on EBay. I used to but business is slow with postage being so high...

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MADZSG 6/21/2008 12:35PM

    Get rid of all your fat clothes. Somebody out there needs them and you don't. Release them just like you did the fat.

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Need to start playing

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

With my calories.

I have been at the top of my calorie range the last few days and I've lost a pound or two. I haven't made the healthiest of choices but have basically been in my range.

I prided myself in not going over my calories in about 6 months except for a couple of times (and only by about 50 calories). I was usually at the lower end but tried to shoot for the middle. I wonder if I should be looking towards the top?!!?!?

The next couple of weeks will be time for me to see what works best for me. I'm just afraid I'm going to be filling those extra couple hundred calories with not healthy choices.


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