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Still losing weight...but I feel terrible!

Thursday, April 05, 2007

First of all, I wanted to say that I had a great dinner at PF Chang's - and stayed within my calorie range! I didn't end up eating dessert, but I had a glass of red wine before dinner, and I ate 2/3 of the noodles instead of 1/2.

I'm down another 2 pounds today - to 191, 2 more pounds and I'll have a healthy BMI! But I feel AWFUL. I'm super tired for some reason (I took a nap at work yesterday, I couldn't keep my eyes open), NO energy in my workouts, and I've been sleeping at least 9 hours per night. I'm also feeling kinda puke-y, which I attributed to my dinner at PF Chang's (my body simply isn't used to that many calories at a time), but it's still persisting two days later. This might be TMI for some, but Aunt Flo is over a week late, and I feel bloated and gross. Losing weight has wreaked havoc on my cycle anyways, but TTOM was coming earlier, not later....and now it's missing entirely. It's extremely unlikely that I'm pregnant, since my tubes have been tied for years - but I'm going to buy a test tonight for peace of mind, it's starting to eat at me!

Anyways, I can't wait to get back to my usual self...I hope it happens soon!

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KALINDRIA 4/7/2007 5:18PM

    Hope you feel better soon. I know what you mean about weight loss playing havoc with one's cycle. Me too. Maybe you've got one of those weird viruses that's floating around. I hope not, but it's better than some other possibilities! Hang in there! You've made such great progress so far.

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Happy Birthday to me!

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Well, so now I'm 2 years short of being 30! Where has the time gone? It seems like just yesterday that I was still in high school...and my 10-year reunion is coming up this summer!

For some reason, my birthday has caused me to take a look at my life and my goals, as well as the accomplishments I've made so far. Yesterday I bought pants in a MEDIUM - and they fit!! I haven't been a medium in years! It's so exciting to be making positive changes - and I know the last 18 pounds of my goal will fly by, since tracking my food, eating healthy and exercise are now a part of my lifestyle.

When I started SP in December, I told myself that on my birthday, I could eat whatever I wanted. Milkshakes, cake, cookies, chili burgers, onion rings with ranch - any or all would be fair game on my birthday. About a month ago, I started thinking about maybe narrowing it down to ONE special treat - but I couldn't decide which treat would be worth blowing my calorie limit. the big day is here! I weighed myself this morning, as I always do. I was down a pound! This surprised me, because 1) TTOM is almost a week late, and I'm terribly bloated; 2) I didn't get nearly enough water in yesterday, and 3) I ate dinner really late yesterday - like 10:30PM. Nevertheless, the loss is there today, so I'm totally stoked about the program.

That, of course, makes it harder to go over my calories for the day. My husband wanted to take me out to dinner - and to be honest, nothing sounded good, much less sounded good enough to blow my diet for. So I got to thinking...I haven't eaten at PF Chang's since I started SP, mostly because my husband doesn't like it :( But I do, and lucky for me their nutrition information is readily available on their website. I started planning...I LOVE their orange peel chicken, chicken lettuce wraps, and noodles. I figured out that be eating a little lighter for breakfast and lunch, and splitting all of my food - I can fit it into my ranges! If I want dessert, I'll be over by about 100 calories, but we'll see...I'm not much of a dessert eater anyways. This alone made my day, and the fact that I even considered the nutrition information before making a food choice lets me know that I've changed my ways.

Anyhow, I'll quit rambling for now...and enjoy the day!

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GYPSYHEART 4/5/2007 7:40AM

    Happy (belated birthday! and congratulations on having such control with your food on that day. Reading abut your b'day sure was encouraging to me. Size Medium! Way to go!

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New personal best!

Monday, March 26, 2007

I am proud of myself...finally covered 7 miles in 60 minutes on my elliptical! I had gotten close before...even 6.97 miles. But never saw that 7...until last night! Yay!

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LOSINAT55 3/27/2007 9:37PM

    Good job on doing 7 miles!!!!!! Keep up the good work!! Karen

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LBRANDON64 3/26/2007 3:17PM

    Congrats !!!!! Keep up the good work !!!!!

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