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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

I'm down 4 pounds this week for a total of 21 pounds lost since January! Now, I just have to keep it off until my next weigh-in. That's the real challenge.

Obviously, my new resolve worked. I exercised a minimum of 30 minutes for 5 days in the last week. And, even though, we went out for my work's Christmas dinner and I ate much more than I usually do, I still tracked it and felt like I hadn't done too badly. And, I drank my water.

I just looked at my progress charts for nutrition and they seem to be all over the place but maybe that's good for me for weight loss. Who knows?

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MEACASE2001 11/14/2007 12:08PM

    That is AWESOME! Keep up the good work!

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SIDNEYGIRL 11/14/2007 9:43AM

    YAY!!!! YAY!!!!!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!! jumping around and hollering for ya! Oh Joanna, I'm SO happy for you!!!! YAY! that's fanTabulous! wow! I KNEW you were going to do it this week.....weight-loss does not go by the rules ~ sometimes it's slow to catch up with all the hard work you do and makes you wait forever...but this week~ WoHOOO! Congrats hun!

You say your nutrition charts are all over the place ~ I agree ~ who knows. I know that when I'm going along 'steady-eddy', it's like my body just adapts and doesn't want to change....but if I do lots of different things with exercise and diet, sometimes it gets confused and drops the weight.

Well, this was a wonderful thing to read today...Congrats Joanna! ya done good.

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New Resolve

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

I resolve to exercise 5 days this week. I resolve to keep within my points and when I can't to earn exercise points for them. I resolve to drink my water.

So says Joanna Lee on this date of November 7, 2007.


Today's Weigh-in

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Why is it when I lose, it's point 1, point 2, etc but when I gain, it's 1 pound, 2 pounds, etc.?

I gained.... 2.9 pounds... I mean I knew I was going to gain but why did it have to be so much? I exercised 5 days for 30 minutes each day, which is more than I have been doing. Shouldn't that have counteracted some of the weight gain? Sigh... it probably did... I probably really should have gained 5 pounds!

Why is losing weight so hard? And, gaining weight so easy?

Oh well, one step forward and two steps back and so I shall go on.

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SIDNEYGIRL 11/7/2007 9:32AM

    (((Joanna))) ~ well, we had an idea....but I DO want to say that the 2.9 could very easily be a fluke too....I did an experiment once where I weighed every day for a couple weeks, and my weight fluctuated up by about 3 pounds for no apparent reason at all.....that's normal. It could be that if you weighed again tomorrow, you would have a totally different weight. It's just a number that is reflecting all Kinds of things in your body.

I feel ya tho on gaining so easily....I know I can put on weight easily, just Not exercising and I'll gain, but it takes a month and More to lose 5 pounds.

Good for you for putting this aside and moving forward. Are you doing any strength training? Do you have Spark generate strength workouts for you? you might try mixing up your exercise......last week, when I had a 'good' weigh in ~ I changed my workouts and mixed things up. I got out a workout I hadn't done in a while. Try to do something different this week.....sometimes that can make a difference.

And, it's no excuse I know, but I really think this is a very hard time of year to lose weight ~ I think our bodies just want to snuggle in to something soft and warm and hibernate for a while....so, we gotta shake em up!

Hang in there!!! give me a holler if I can help....

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Today's Weigh-In

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Whoopee! {heavy sarcasm} Another point 2 pounds. Last week it was point 1. If I lose point 1 next week, I'll have lost a grand total of 20 pounds since January! It sure is frustrating to lose so slowly when I think I'm eating well and trying to exercise as much as possible given my sore knees!

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SIDNEYGIRL 10/31/2007 3:26PM

    YAY Joanna! you are consistently going down ~ that's Wonderful! And 20 pounds down since January is quite a bit of weight off those sore knees! You are doing great. My weight loss is always slow too ~ but it is the healthy way to go. As far as doing all the exercise and careful eating and not seeing drastic results ~ remember that good stuff is going on INside too....blood pressure, cholesterol, all that stuff is being improved Inside. We should keep in our head that weight loss is a great Side effect of all this healthy living! lol.....maybe that way we will appreciate our smaller losses. Hugs kiddo!

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I booked my winter vacation

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

I'm going to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic for one week in February 2008 with my mother-in-law. I've included a link for people to check out the digs.

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SIDNEYGIRL 10/30/2007 11:42PM

    WOW ~ what a beautiful getaway! I love the all-inclusive vacation....we did that a long time ago and it was SO nice to not have to carry around money. The resort you linked is so pretty ~ the ocean looks gorgeous. This vacation you're planning is an excellent goal to keep you focused......and it will be a wonderful reward for all the hard work you've been doing.

I hear ya on not tempting fate with baking ~ I fell apart tonight...just wanted to feel really Full for a change and ate WAY too much junk. I'm just going to add a 1000 cals to my food tracker because I know I probably ate that much. Every once in a while I just lose my mind and consume great amounts of stuff. Oddly tho, I didn't indulge in my baked stuff ~ just some old candy in a drawer that caught my eye. Totally unplanned. Learned my lesson ~ nothing that's not planned from now on. I need to plan an island vacation instead! LOL


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