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So I waited...

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Well my 25th birthday was over the weekend. And yes I did indulge a bit. My mom made homemade empanadas. Yummmmm..... (She didn't get me a cake because she knew I would want to eat the entire thing lol!) So instead of me eating one empanada I ate...... 4..... yes 4. Plus the night out drinking with my friends the night before. I can't say I felt guilty about the indulging, that would be a lie. But I did wait to log my weight until I wasn't so bloated anymore... Starting Monday I went right back to the NS plan. I had faith it would put me right back where I belonged.

That's not cheating right? I mean I weighed myself... I had gained 3 lbs. But I couldn't even get my rings off my fingers which is why I didn't panic. And almost a week later I finally shed those 3 lbs and then some! I am at 14.2 lbs lost right now! YAY! I am hoping to get rid of 0.6 lbs by Saturday. That will be my one month on NS. I would love to lose 15 lbs!

Apparently I only have 25 lbs left! That is so exciting. I started out with needing to lose 40 lbs. 40! And now I am almost halfway there!

I am in a weird stage as far as my closet is concerned! My clothes from a month ago are too big. (Thank God I have thick hips/legs otherwise I would look ridiculous!) I had a friend of mine punch two holes in my favorite belt for me. I only use the next one down but this way I have some more room to move the notches! But the other clothes I own are too small! I was in a size 14/15 (ugh that sounds horrible to me... I am only 5'0 tall.) And the next size I own is 9/10. I really don't want to buy new clothes yet! I plan on losing those 25 lbs in the coming months (yes even with holiday season approaching!) and I don't want to spend money for my in between phases.

What have you done at this stage of your weight loss? Do you ever feel guilty about indulging for birthday's or holidays?

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KNH771 11/5/2014 2:09PM

    Belated birthday wishes, and congrats on your progress!

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SILVERSPARROW04 10/23/2014 11:30AM

    Happy Belated Birthday! Your birthday only comes once a year you should enjoy it. Special occasions are in the same boat, you should be able to relax and indulge a bit. I only shop about twice a year and I too am now having to tighten my belt so my too big pants don't fall off. My tops though all fit so I'm lucky there.


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SPICEMWE 10/23/2014 10:30AM

    That's great news! Happy belated birthday and congrats on your success!!

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EVIE4NOW 10/23/2014 10:04AM

  I have hit the local thrift stores for in between sizes. Not many, just enough to get me by until the next size in my closet fits. And no, I do not feel guilty for indulgences. We are human, and that being said, indulgences or celebrations are part of life.

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The Dress...

Thursday, October 16, 2014

So today I am down 12.4 lbs. I bought a dress in the beginning of last year off the internet. I really liked it when I bought it but I barely fit into it. There were bunchs everywhere and I could barely get the zipper up. But I refused to return it because I really liked it and one day I was going to lose weight and fit into it. Well.... Today is that day!

I never wear dresses to work, but today I did. I woke up this morning and decided I was going to try on that dress that still had tags on it!!! And it fit like a glove :-) So I did up my hair put on that dress, slapped on some make-up and went to work. I feel amazing :-)

My 25th birthday party is on Saturday, and I'm going to give another dress a try (yikes!). My sister bought me a very cute dress for Christmas and I felt like a stuffed sausage in it. So maybe after losing this weight that one will also fit. I hope it does because I think it would be a fabulous dress to wear for my birthday and I know it would also put a smile on my sister's face, since she has never seen me in it!

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MSROZZIE 10/16/2014 7:31PM

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ALLIEALLIE2 10/16/2014 1:17PM

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SPICEMWE 10/16/2014 11:07AM

    That's fantastic! Take a picture to remind yourself how awesome you look and as a payoff for all of that hard work!!

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MOJO0607 10/16/2014 10:01AM

    Smiling for you...sometimes, it is the things beyond the numbers that make the most impact on each of us. Congrats on your accomplishments!

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ARRREAGLES 10/16/2014 9:51AM

    Little gifts, rewards, and learning to love yourself is part of the process. One of the best parts. You've gotten yourself to a place where you can be really proud, and should celebrate. That one dress is one you bought and kept, and the other is from your sister is really wonderful too. You get to wrap your new body in the love that comes from your family and from yourself.

Great work. And I look forward to the day when these two dresses are too big and you keep them both, not just in case, but as a reminder of the time before you could wear them, the time you could wear them, and the time they became too big...

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KNH771 10/16/2014 9:16AM

    Congrats! Shopping your closet is always fun. Work it!

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10 lbs GONE1

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Well I did it! 10 lbs are GONE! For those of you who haven't I highly suggest taking progress pictures! When I took this picture this morning I was over the moon. I am doing this. It is working. This gave me exactly what I needed to keep pushing forward! I was even thinking about how I am going to eat from now on LOL and I was excited about it! Egg white omelets... portabello mushrooms filled with spinach for lunch... hummus and green pepper snacks! This is so exciting! I have 29 lbs left to lose! This is amazing.... AHHHHHH!!!!!

Thanks for reading my total excited rant! Hope everyone's day is going AMAZING! You can do this! You will do this! Because you want to... Because it makes you feel amazing! We are strong!!

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SPICEMWE 10/15/2014 10:18AM

    So proud of you! Congrats on your progress. You can really see it in the pictures and I'm sure you feel it too!!

Keep it up!!

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CC3833 10/15/2014 8:58AM

    Thanks everyone! This is really exciting!!!! Hope all of your journey's are going well!!!!

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KABMPH 10/14/2014 10:28AM

    I'm so excited for you! Egg white omelets! Healthy foods! They are soooo good!!

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JAROL7 10/14/2014 9:24AM

    Good job ... now what?
Read the article, the 5 secrets of the 5% Club [link in my blog on my SparkPage] ... then join the 5% club.

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KESTRYLL 10/14/2014 9:09AM

    That is amazing!

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    Way to go!

Make Today the Greatest Day of Your Life

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YAY Almost 10 lbs!!!!

Monday, October 13, 2014

So I had a great weekend. A few cheat things like cider but I moved things around a bit and got a little more exercise in so I still lost weight. 9.6 lbs down in 18 days. I am pretty proud of that. I'm going to keep this up and I have no doubt that by Christmas I will be half way to my goal weight. I like that I "cheat" a little with my meals because I am learning how to portion out what I eat and what kind of foods. My friends wanted to go out to eat lunch, I went with that. I said to them "Challenge accepted". I know this program is great but once the food stops coming to my house I need to be able to keep making smart decisions. So I ordered an egg white omelet with mushrooms and broccoli, with the cheese on the side and whole wheat toast. I didn't end up eating the cheese (which is insane because it was pepper jack and I LOVE cheese), I had a couple of bites of home fries (potatoes) and 3/4 of a slice of the toast (without butter on it). I was pretty proud of my selection and I actually enjoyed myself and didn't feel guilty and the food was delicious. So I think I rocked that challenge.

What steps are you taking to ensure long-term success?

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ALLIEALLIE2 10/13/2014 12:27PM

    emoticon Good Job!

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IHEIDIBEFITT 10/13/2014 10:20AM

    Well dang, that's awesome!! Way to go.

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JENSTRESS 10/13/2014 10:16AM

    That is AWESOME! I wish you the best! I know that for me, my steps are just including that I am eating NOW the way that I will still be eating THEN. I don't care about moderation or whatever (I mean, I do, but that isn't my point) if I want to eat pizza, I eat it and pair it with veggies and track it. I make sure that I am eating what and how I will be eating when I want to maintain. Otherwise it just doesn't make sense.

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Friday, October 10, 2014

Hello SP! I keep going MIA :-/ but I'm here and that's what counts right? I have an extremely busy schedule and I was always using it as an excuse not to work out or not to eat healthy. Well I decided to try what my brother in law and sister did... Nutrisystem. It takes all the excuses out of not being able to eat well.

I really have no choice but to lose weight now. My horse's vet told me he is compensating for my weight and it is taking it's toll on his ankles... so I HAVE to lose weight for his health too. So once that happened I called Nutrisystem (9/25/14) and as of this morning I have lost 8.2 lbs. The food is pretty good which was a surprise. And they have a support system as well. But honestly I feel more at home here on SP, which is why I decided to start blogging on here again.

I am having muscle spasms in my neck and back which is making it hard for me to work out. I have physical therapy twice a week and I ride 3-4 times a week plus I try to get some walking in but it isn't the type of exercise I need. I have been losing weight but I don't feel toned :-( I guess that is just going to have to come with time... ugh...

I hope all is going well with you guys! Please update me!!!

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KABMPH 10/10/2014 9:12PM

    Nice to see you around here again! Just take it one step at a time!

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JENSTRESS 10/10/2014 10:32AM

    First, good for you for taking charge and making a change. Be careful with Nutrisystem for the ONLY reason that when you have to start prepping your own meals again, it can be more difficult to make healthier choices, but I think you can do fine!!!

And muscle tone will come when you CAN work out. You don't want to cause further injury, so also, check out a chiropractor. They are amazing.

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KESTRYLL 10/10/2014 9:37AM

    Keep trying!

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