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Hip Hip Hurray for Skinny Pants

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Over the last three months I have dropped 20 lbs and 4 pant sizes. I just got into my skinny 12s and think that by the end of this year I can be in my size 10s once again!

As the fat layers go, my confidence and joy explode. To think that I have allowed bad choices to back me into this corner of fear and solitude for so long. I have been in denial so long it has numbed me to what I should be like. Now I am emerging slowly but surely into the real me - slender, beautiful, and confident.



Fall is on its Way

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The fall days are already starting up here in the far North. Summer seems so brief and transient with only a few weeks of warm weather... kids are gearing up for full time home school, although I have never really stopped their lessons over the summer - doing a couple a day to keep them occupied.

St. Petersburg is a lovely city, but it has terribly long winters. Most of my exercise will be indoors starting in September due to the rain and cold. Our first snows often start the end of September or first week of October. This year I plan to concentrate on developing good eating habits that will bring me to my right weight and keep me there.


Food Addiction

Saturday, July 30, 2011

I have finally come to the conclusion that I am addicted to sweets. I cannot even have a bite of something without going and testing every sweet I have in the house. This is so embarrassing to admit - I lose control when I start eating sweets. I can even eat them to the point of feeling sick - a binging of types.

Because of my addiction, my weight loss has been haphazard at best and non-existent at worst. I am glad that I feel free now to speak out about my addiction and start addressing the core issues behind it.

1. Lack of self esteem - I am not worth being healthy, slender.
2. Lack of self control - I'll eat what I want and start eating right tomorrow.
3. Poor self image - Who cares what I look or feel like - I don't.
4. Self depreciation - There is no way I can control what I eat - I'm not strong enough.

This vicious cycle begins a downward spiral of helpless depression that I am so tired of living in. I am ready to break out of it and start my journey back to health and joy in living!!!

So with excitement and joy I face the coming challenge. I have been off sugar and white flour foods for five days now and my body is thanking me as is my soul! I feel strong and ready to keep addressing the issues in my life daily.


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TALULAX- 7/30/2011 6:51AM

    I am really happy for you! Like you I was in the same boat and addressing it was hard. Just admitting it was hard. However, once I got to the root of it I was able to control it. Yes, there will be days that are hard but we just have to apply our new habits / tools to get through it. Best of luck to you and keep going strong!
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Having fun and loosing weight

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

I realize that I can really enjoy weight loss especially when I am motivated to work out. After a good hard workout with sweat dripping off my face and my muscles tired and loose, I feel so much better for the rest of the day. My mood is lighter, my body feels great and I am proud of myself that I stuck it out.

Most days I am able to get in 45 to 55 minutes of cardio/strength. I leave Sunday as my rest day, but try to get in no less than 5 days a week.

And eating healthy. Boy do I feel better when I put the right stuff in my mouth. No more headaches, bloated feelings, guilt feelings... why do I ever eat junk! It doesn't even taste that good!.


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LITTLEKIM4 7/27/2011 2:57AM

    It sounds like you're in a really good place. Yay! Keep it up!

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Back in the swing of things

Monday, June 21, 2010

OK so I have no idea which day it is for P90x, will have to figure it out later. I do know that I exercised daily while traveling, except for flight days, and I used bands instead of my weights for obvious reasons. Worked my muscles a bit differently. I am starting my 4th week of P90 as well as my 4th week of Prism. I decided it would be good to start them together as a way to keep track.

I ate well during my trip, kept to high protein lower, but complex carbs and lost 2 lbs during my sojourn. This to me is a major victory as I have always in the past gained weight due to eating out. Now that I am home I am getting more rest and will be more consistent in charting what I eat.

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WILLIAMPARKER4 6/21/2010 10:51AM

    Great Job. Keep working hard.

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HOPE5764 6/21/2010 6:54AM

    Good for you; you stayed focused.

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