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15 Weeks In and 35 Pounds Down

Thursday, December 06, 2007

I got on the scale this morning and found that I had lost 1.6 pounds again this week. I am very happy that even though I am not exercising everyday and only eating "a normal amount" that I am still losing weight. Now I just got to get it in my head that even though I am not losing 3-4 pounds a week, I am still losing weight. I know it is important to live life now just as I would when I reach my goal, but I can't help thinking, "Well, I can eat and live like I am on a diet and lose weight quicker and then when I reach my goal, I can live and eat like a skinny person." Ha Ha. I know that can't happen. I know I need to do now what I will be doing to maintain my weight loss. I just wish I could be more happy about losing a big 1.6 pounds, as I am when I lose 3-4 pounds in a week.

Quite frankly, I do not want to spend every waking moment thinking about how many calories I am eating or burning. I don't want to spend every waking moment exercising, just to show a big weight loss at the end of the week. I really don't. What kind of life is that to live? This past week, I have eaten between 1200-1800 calories and exercised only 4 days and still lost weight. It wasn't a huge amount that we all want, but I still lost weight. That is the point. This week was easy. I didn't think I would show a weight loss because I didn't push myself to exercise more or make myself go to bed hungry because I only wanted to eat 1200 calories every day this week. I ate what I wanted, when I wanted and was comfortable with that. Happy with that. Yes, I did have to force myself to exercise, because we need exercise, fat or skinny, young or old. It's just a simple fact of life. No matter what, you gotta exercise, even if it is just a few days a week.

I think this past week was a very good example of the life I will be living once I reach my goal and begin to maintain my weight life and you know what, I was comfortable and happy with it. This week has showed me that even though it may take me longer to reach my end goal weight(which I stil don't quite know what that is), I can do it.

I know we all have the fear of reaching our goal weight and then wondering, "what do I do now?" This week showed me what I will be doing and showed me that I can do it. I believe, this past week, just in itself, has made the fear subside. I am grateful for that. Fear is the biggest motivator to quit and I no longer have that motivator nagging at me. That fear being gone has given me one more reacon to continue my weight loss journey.

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IAMTHEPRINCESS 12/9/2007 10:55AM

    I think you are doing great Cindi. I had a week pretty much like you. I lived! I took my son out 'on a date' and ate pizza and onion rings. Most of all, I ate well stayed towards the middle of my calorie range and only exercised a little. But I lived life and enjoyed myself with my kids. That is what this is all about. Don't stop living your life in the quest for a better life. You will miss the one you have and time doesn't turn back for any of us.

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BKWERM 12/6/2007 5:24PM

    A previous Weight Watchers leader once told me that losing weight is like water in a sponge. At first, there's so much water in the sponge, huge amounts drop off at first but as the amount of water lessens, the amount dropping off also lessens. I definitely think that losing weight is like this. It does feel great to lose 3 or 4 pounds a week and it is disappointing to get down to just 1 to 1 pounds a week but you're still LOSING. And, that's what is most important. Keep going. You can do it!

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DEEDLEBUG64 12/6/2007 12:19PM

    Way to go. I am not at the point that you are yet. I think that if I even deviate a little bit I will fall back into my old lifestyle. I am so proud of you for having the will power to do that and stick with losing the weight. A weight loss is a weight loss no matter how much or little it may be. Keep up the great work and thanks for commenting on my blog the other day. It is great to have kids around to keep you young and remember what this all is really about. Have a great week.


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Decemeber Goals

Sunday, December 02, 2007

I stole idea from a team member from my spark team Lose 25 Lbs by a Specifc date. I thought it was a great idea to set monthly goals because I am sure every month, I need something different to work on.

Unfortunately, I need to work on pretty much everything. I need to eat better, exercise more, and well, my water intake is good, so I don't need to work on that. So here are my goals for December. I don't want to start out too difficult so I am going to go easy on myself for my first monthly goals.

1. Eat below 1900 calories at day.
2. Exercise for at least 10 minutes
3. Drink at least 8 cups of water every day
4. Name 1 positive thing about myself everyday and make a list

Ok, that is all for now. I'll update everyone on my weekly blog.


14 Weeks in and 33.4 Pounds Down

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Wow. I have just completed my 14th week which is the first time I have ever lasted this long at trying to lose weight. I can not believe it. I have had my ups and downs with my weight loss and motivation. Normally when I try to lose weight, I might stick with it for a total of 5 days but this time around, I have been at it for 98 days. 98 whole days. It's shocking.

Now, don't get me wrong. I have had my bad days just as I have had my good days. In fact, this past week has been relatively horrible. I think I ate within my calorie range 2 days and exercised 3-4 days. Granted this was the week of Thanksgiving, but that didn't mean that I had to eat horribly all week.

BUT I am very happy to announce that even though I did horrible this week and had already accepted the fact that I was most likely going to have a weight gain, I stepped on the scale yesterday morning to find that I had lost 2.4 pounds. Bringing me to a total of 33.4 pounds lost since Aug. 22nd. It appears that I am averaging about 2.5 pounds a week overall. I hope I can keep this up for another 50 pounds.

I have changed my goal from being at 250 by Christmas to being between 225-235 by my birthday on March 6th. I think the mistake I made with my first goal is that I made it way to specific and a little farfetched. I am going to be close to my goal but not reach it. If I had set my goal to be between 250-260, I would totally reach it. So that is going to be my goal after Christmas. To be between 225-235 by my birthday.

I know I can do it. I just gotta keep tracking my food, exercising more, being more active in my life and making the right food choices and portions. And I am gonig to do it.

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    Wow, thats Amazing... And your motivation is contagious! Keep up the good work... You can do it!

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LOSEN15SARAH 11/29/2007 9:38PM

    Way to go, 2.5 lb a week is utterly amazing. Keep it up. Do you have any sort of reward for reaching day 100? Cause that's pretty big, maybe a hair-do or new workout thing :) Good luck!!!

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BKWERM 11/29/2007 3:02PM

    Congratulations on your success so far. It feels great, doesn't it? I joined in September and have lost only six pounds but I've lost 23 this year and I'm pleased.

If you need any support, just give me a buzz and I'll do my best.

Take care.

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13 Weeks In and 31 Pounds Down

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

I stepped on the scale this morning and showed a loss of 1.6 pounds. I was extremely disappointed because although I finally reached my goal of 30 pounds, I did really well this week and didn't show much for all my hard work. I had been averaging a loss of 1.8 pounds and I did better this week and lose less. I really shouldn't complain too much but this is showing me that I am not going to reach my goal of being at 250 pounds by Christmas. I kind of feel like I fell and got kicked by my weight loss.

Although, I am still thinking that this weeks hard work will show up on next weeks weigh in, because I didn't do fantastic last week. I guess we will have to wait and see at next weeks weigh in. If I lose more than 2 pounds, than I think my theory is correct, if I don't, depending on how I do this week, than I am wrong and it's really just a matter of my body is choosing to slow it's weight loss. Oh well. Time to step it up on the exercise.

I exercised 4 days this week, really well, burning more that 100 calories each time, but yesterday, I wasn't feeling well so I only burned like 60, so I don't really count that. I only did my strength training once this week but did pretty good on my water intake. I ate below my BMR everyday except for yesterday. I got a huge craving for something sweet that a sweet fruit couldn't curve so I ended up baking a cake and eating two peices. I just couldn't stop myself. The frosting was the best.

Anyway, here is to another week of hopefully losing more than 2 pounds! Wish me luck, apparently I need it.


12 weeks in and 29.4 pounds down.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

I am a little late this week in posting my progress, but here it is.

This week I got on the scale and showed a 1.8 pound weight loss. 1.8 pounds seem to be my regular amount. I am a little disappointed because I was hoping to reach a full 30 pounds loss this week, but I guess it wasn't in the cards.

I have upped my exercise this week and so far, have done really good with my eating. Hopefully next week, I will be at 30+ pounds loss. Really, I hope I lose at least 2.5 pounds, so that I will be in the 260s which I don't think I have ever seen. I don't even remember ever seeing the 270s before, so I am proud of that, but my butt needs to get back in gear.

I am really proud of myself. Just 2 months ago, I never thought I would see the 270s and was looking forward to it, but now, I am looking forward to leaving the 270s and being in the 260s.

This is all just amazing. I still can not believe I have lost almost 30 pounds. 30 FREAKING POUNDS!!! Wow. It's amazing, unbelieveable even. I guess if I keep it up, I will be in the 100s. I might actually make it to a normal weight. Wow. That's really all I can say.

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STARLIGHT42 11/18/2007 10:25AM

    Great job!!!! That 30 pounds lost is so close - before you know it, you will be going for that 40, then 50 :o)

I remember when I dropped to 260's - had been SO long since I was that weight.
It is an awesome feeling! Best to you and keep up the great work!

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JOANIE629 11/18/2007 4:47AM

    Congratulations!! You have a right to be excited and overjoyed. Yeah! for your side. Keep up the great job you are doing.

I care~

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