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ONEderland reached; Pictures to prove it!!! 55lbs GONE!

Sunday, May 04, 2014

ONEderland has always been a yo-yo thing for me, and not just by a pound or two (heck, that would be so much more sustainable if that's all it were). My body's "happy fat weight" is 220lbs. Anytime I slip up and then try to lose weight, I'm always at 220lbs. From my heaviest weight (unknown) I've always had an "easy" time losing weight, but once I hit 220lbs, my body tells me what to shove where. Because of this "easily maintained" weight for me always being a struggle, I have just deemed it my "happy fat weight". (Others call it a plateau, but I don't like to be like everyone else). It doesn't matter whether I am gaining or losing weight, my body stops at 220lbs.

Now, please don't misunderstand this... Losing weight is not easy for me. Gaining weight is. It is just easier than climbing a mountain or competing in a triathlon with no training. I look at losing weight and getting healthy as a way of life rather than a chore. Looking at it this way puts everything in a different perspective. It makes accepting stumbles and speed bumps much easier and staying on course just becomes second nature.

Anyways... January 1st marked the beginning of a new year for me and I decided that everything I couldn't do in the past, I can do now. I decided that all the goals I ever had in life before, I was going to make a reality this year. I made my list of goals and one of my top priorities was to fight MMA. The octagon has been calling me forever and I WILL get there. I scoped out all the gyms in my work area and finally made a decision on which one to join. I began training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and eventually moved down to my work area so that I could focus more on it.

Loving HOW you reach your goals is just as important as reaching your goals. I can officially say that I love every single minute that I am at my MMA academy and every minute that I am not there; I'm wishing I were.

Ok, so now, the drumroll..... what you've all been waiting for!!
My 2014 Update!!!


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PUMPKINHEAD29 8/14/2014 3:50PM

    You LOOK AWESOME!!!! Keep up the good work girl!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TINA5318 5/5/2014 9:27AM

    emoticon You are awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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68ANNE 5/4/2014 8:05PM

    Woohoo, love the blog. Trying so hard and finally succeeding must be such a great feeling. You look awesome!

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KNH771 5/4/2014 5:04PM

    emoticon on your achievement! I can't wait to see you in the octagon! emoticon

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JTREMBATH 5/4/2014 2:46PM

    emoticon wow emoticon emoticon

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Officially single again...

Monday, January 27, 2014

I slipped up the past year and a half dealing with a lot of issues in my personal life and right when I needed SP the most, I disappeared from SP. I needed a community of HEALTHY support and rather than logging in here where I know that I could receive that; I turned to physical support of friends and family (which is usually a good idea for most, but not me.)

I just spent the last 4 hours reading through my old blogs and comments and one of my long time SP friends made a comment about how she knows that I struggle with my friends currently because they all live such incredibly unhealthy lives and anytime we hang out, it always has something to do with not just food- but JUNK food. Then add in the complete badgering of peer pressure... I give in all too often. Not because I'm weak, but because of my love affair of all things unhealthy. They all also know my love of drinking and my inability to stop once I get going. I'm that friend that you hear about doing utterly crazy things while tanked. It gets to the point with them that until I reach my goal and can sustain all things in moderation; I end up not hanging out with them. (This is why physical "support" is not the best for me and I should've turned to SP instead).

Being single now (the divorce is finalized) there is new trouble that I've run into. Dinner seems to always be what my dates want to do... I'd rather go on an adventure that has nothing to do with food or eating a meal. Turns out- that's an odd request.

At what point did a meal become a requirement of dating? Why is it "taboo" to not go out to eat? Why is there no creativity in dates?

Perhaps... I am just dating the wrong guys...

I have no idea where I am going with this blog.. I am just rambling at this point, but if it keeps me on here then ramble I shall!!

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RD03875 5/4/2014 2:42PM

    Well done! You have worked hard and it's paid off! Keep on losing! YOU CAN DO IT!

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MS_MANDA 1/31/2014 10:59PM

    Hey!! So glad we are both back... it is completely comical that we re-surface at the same times lol

I didn't know that about dating and food... I have never really "dated" since I met my Husband so young.... but c'mon guys, get more original! I think an original date scores WAY more points than taking a women to dinner or a movie. I think the right guy would be excited that you are interested in more adventurous stuff than a food date.

Comment edited on: 1/31/2014 10:59:54 PM

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68ANNE 1/29/2014 9:36PM

    I think you are going the right way in not wanting to go out to eat on dates but some guys have a hard time with being more
Realizing that 'friends' aren't helping is a huge step!

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KNH771 1/29/2014 11:46AM

    Adventure is kinda scary... It's a lot harder to put your best foot forward when you are doing something new. It's insecurity that pushes the dinner date. Regardless, having so many dates that it's messing up your diet is a good problem to have!

Welcome back!

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LINDAT1970 1/28/2014 9:59AM

    I totally know how you feel as I am in truck industry myself ... it is hard to find someone within that shares the same goals.. Make time for yourself and it will come eventually.
Good luck!!

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TAICHIDANCER 1/27/2014 8:19PM

    Maybe you should blog on "101 things to do on a date besides eat out."

1) Dancing....

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KIKKI-G 1/27/2014 6:41PM

    Reading this I related mainly to the shift in some of my friendships & the distancing or even loss because of my attempt at a healthy lifestyle. It is hard when all you know with certain people/groups is bad habits. I don't have any positive reinforcement or words but just wanted you to know you're not alone in that struggle.

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RD03875 1/27/2014 5:29PM

    Maybe suggest you would like to show off your cooking skills and you have a favorite recipe you would like to fix? Just be honest and tell them you would prefer to eat something healthier.

Hope all goes well for you, stay SAFE on those roads out there!!

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BIKERBABYZ 1/27/2014 4:22PM

    So true that everyone has to eat... but going out to eat all the time is racking up my calorie counts!! What sucks is that most the guys I meet are in the trucking industry and we all know that trucking isn't known for our "health nuts" so eating is the number one date idea...*sigh*

I suppose this is how I will know I've met the right guy though... he'll be up for an adventure instead!!

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CORTNEY-LEE 1/27/2014 4:06PM

    I think part of the reason that going out to dinner is so common in dating is because it is something that everyone has in common. Everyone has to eat. Also, having dinner just seems like a good way to "feel someone" out. At the end of the meal, if you don't like the guy or he doesn't like you, it is easy to part ways.

Good luck!

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AJB121299 1/27/2014 4:01PM

    Good luck

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I think I need to find my independence

Sunday, June 09, 2013

I've been overweight for ages, and for as long as I can remember I've been trying to figure out what it is that kept me gaining and losing constantly. The simple answer is that I was overeating and under-exercising, but I could never really pin point it exactly. I came up with excuse after excuse and convinced myself that they were acceptable reasons.

I'm starting to wonder how much of my weight issues are based on my dependence on others and my routine. I've gone from living with family, to living with roommates, living with my significant other, but never on my own. Even during my divorce, I am back living with family. As soon as I moved back, immediately everyone was calling me wanting to get a place with me. As much as I want to save money by having a roommate, I am thinking I need to move out on my own. With no one to have to worry about but myself.

I've been offered a job with another company and I am just waiting on final approval. As long as everything pans out as planned, I will be based out of Massachusetts. The commute is going to be an hour and a half on a good day... add in winter or any kind of traffic, forget it. This new opportunity is exceptionally promising for me, but the commute is going to get old after a while.

I'm thinking about moving closer to where my home terminal is, and I believe this could be perfect timing. Perfect timing to finally be on my own and change my routine.

I know that living on my own (actually on my OWN) isn't going to make me lose weight, but maybe gaining my independence and hopefully myself back through the process, will be enough to keep me in weight loss gear and will enable me to keep the weight off.

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MS_MANDA 6/18/2013 9:07PM

    I think it will help. When I had an apt with my cousin and we had our "own" food (as in whatever I bought was mine, and what she bought was hers. no sharing) it was sooooo much easier to stay on track. I didn't ahve to worry about My Husband like I do now and cook something that we both like therefor compromising on just how healthy the meal is (example: I would love to replace quiona for rice in many meals, but my Husband hates it. I'm too lazy to cook both lol). Also If you don't want cookies or icecream or whatever else laying around the house tempting you, then don't buy them when you go food shopping! What I wouldn't give for my Husband to want to lose the weight too so I didn't have to watch him snacking on cookies every night lol

Anyways, I think it's a great idea, especially with the new job (which I assume is in the Boston area?). Sounds like you get to set yourself up fro a whole new start and starting it out getting more fit sounds like it will lead to meeting new friends also doing the same (I know you struggle with your current friends always wanting to eat out and have junk food at parties, etc.)

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KNH771 6/12/2013 6:11PM

    Maybe the change will shake things up a bit. It isn't always the big things that make a difference.

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SUSANNA37 6/10/2013 1:22PM

    emoticon from Western Mass. I don't know where you'd want to be living, but it's nice here!

It sounds like something you should try. Good luck!

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ZELDABEE 6/9/2013 7:31PM

    I totally get it! It's so much easier to get a routine down when your not schedule your life around everyone else. Good luck with your new job!

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SUMMER2203 6/9/2013 7:13PM

    i am living alone for the first time now, and i cannot emphasize how amazing it is haha. my boyfriend wants to move in together, but i am so in love with living alone that i keep putting it off! it is so nice to be 100% on your own routine, to have your music blasting when you want, to nap in the middle of the day if you want, to only have your food in the fridge, to keep it clean to your standards....the list goes on haha. DO IT DO IT DO IT!!!

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68ANNE 6/9/2013 5:11PM

    I know your story. Living on your own will make a big difference! I've been is my own place for over three years now and absolutely LOVE it. I am very happy with how things are now. You can do it!

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Money Money Money!! Hello MOTIVATION!!

Sunday, June 02, 2013

I'm told that honesty is the best policy, so here it is:

I've been slacking hardcore for the past two years. Actually, slacking doesn't even begin to describe what I've been doing. I've been self sabotaging myself and allowing all of my faults to take the foreground. I've had multiple small lapses of motivation; the kind that I think of in my head but never do anything about. You know those moments when you pump yourself up mentally and are all gun-ho about "doing it this time" while you look down to see that you just devoured an entire container of icecream.

I have plenty of reasons why I need to lose weight and get fit. I am certainly not lacking there. I want to wear a little black dress to my court date that finalizes my divorce, I want to wear a tiny little club outfit out dancing, I want to run a 10K, I want to feel comfortable in a bikini, and health. Can't forget about health reasons!

So now, faced with an ultimate reason to look stunning- my most favorite driving force of motivation. To make someone else jealous. Now, before you go judging me (judge me all you want after you understand me... you at least need a basis for your judgement). I am going through a divorce and there would be no better satisfaction than showing up smoking hot to the next function that I see my ex and his new set of boobs at. The new... I have no words to describe her- is a relative of mine... so I know I will be seeing my ex again. Gah!

The next time that I am going to be seeing family and relatives is on July 4th... and since I work the best when there is competition, I made a bet with a friend for $100. Who ever loses the most (percentage) weight and inches, wins the money from the other person.

On June 4th, I am taking all new "starting" photos and measurements.

I am an easily obsessed person who gets stuck on things quickly. My current addiction is rewatching all of the episodes of Nip/Tuck. In one of the episodes, Julia Macnamara makes the comment on how, "nutrition is the new plastic surgery." This got me thinking back to wanting to try clean here is my plan!!

I am going to track my nutrition daily and stay on track
I am going to exercise daily and stay on track
I am going to walk a minimum of 10,000 steps a day
I am going to WIN $100!! no.. scratch that- EARN $100!!

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MS_MANDA 6/18/2013 9:00PM

    omg I am sooooooo sorry to hear about the divorce :( and especially that he is with a family member, that is low! I have a sneaking feeling it's the low life cousin we've talked about? None of my business though, I'm just a curious person.

Anyways, I feel you on the Jealous thing. I have had my fair share of "I'm gunna lose so much weight to rub it in so & so's face next time I see them!" haha

I think exercising will be a good outlet for you with the divorce as well.

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KNH771 6/3/2013 1:11PM

    Your goals seem perfectly reasonable and on-track. Who can complain about food journaling, exercise and 10,000 steps? And a little friendly competition is just a bonus. Good luck!

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RWETHAIRYET 6/3/2013 5:06AM

    Reason might be shallow, but having a couple exes of my own, I understand totally. So go win that 100 bucks And rub the ex's nose in it! It's a win/win from my perspective.
And seems to me there are much worse ways to celebrate a divorce ha ha!

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RD03875 6/2/2013 7:34PM

    You can do it! I'm rooting for you!

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68ANNE 6/2/2013 6:43PM

    You will show them!
The prospect of losing the money will be great at keeping you going

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LOVESTYPOS 6/2/2013 5:51PM

    I'm sure you will win that money with no problem. I know what it feels like to want to look hot when you see your ex. I'm glad to see you're back. We're here for support any time you need us.


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KKLENNERT809 6/2/2013 2:55PM

    Please keep in mind that you want to make these changes part of your daily lifestyle OR you will NOT keep it off. Divorce is an awful thing--I know, I am going thru one myself. Sometimes THAT causes me to lose my appetite and exercise more--just to keep myself busy so I don't keep thinking too much. So good luck and I hope to see your progress in your blogs. emoticon

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KAY-SUPREME 6/2/2013 1:13PM

    Haha, you and I have, somewhat the same, motivation. To many the reasons are shallow, but in the end, if it is what motivates us to get on the right track in a good way, then who cares!

If you don't have major health issues hanging over your head (diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, bad knees, etc.) then what other REAL motivation is there other than, "Yeah, i probably should lose the chub..."??

I'm totally here for you and will be taking new starting pictures myself. I signed up for a DietBet online, so I have 28 (27 now) days to lose 12.5 pounds. I can do that and YOU can get that $100!

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PRINCHESSA 6/2/2013 12:52PM

    Agree with GRIZ on that! You go girl... take the kick start and enthusiasm and run with it! & welcome back :)

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MOM2OR 6/2/2013 12:50PM

    emoticon emoticon I think those are GREAT motivators!!! Good luck on "earning" the money. I know you can do it!!!!!!!!!!

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GRIZ1GIRL 6/2/2013 12:45PM

    When it comes to health & fitness & weight loss, ANY motivation is good motivation for me! So if jealousy & pettiness is making you work your a$$ off right now--GOOD FOR YOU! Use it! Make it happen! That little black dress will thank you for it! :)

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My much needed pledge to myself

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Goals are something that I do well with... especially when written out and made public. Since this is very true of myself, I have decided to pledge to myself three things everyday. Years of attempting to lose the weight, I would "challenge" myself to do something. The problem with challenges is that there is a potential of failure; but with a pledge... it is a promise, and I don't break promises.

I, BikerBabyz, pledge to everyday...

1. Log ALL nutrition
2. A combination totalling 100 of: crunches, jumping jacks, burpees, pushups
3. Write/Blog

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ANDREWMOM 2/1/2013 1:27PM

    Small goals... big differences!

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KNH771 1/31/2013 10:23AM

    I like the idea of a pledge vs. a promise. And your pledge is very reasonable...

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RD03875 1/31/2013 9:48AM

    You CAN do it!
Hope all is well with you, been following you on FB

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ACYCLINGMIND 1/31/2013 9:40AM

    Good goals that are easy to maintain! Great choices (: You can do it.

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