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Last Weigh-in

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Last week I put in all the work, counted my calories diligently and worked out 4 times. I did everything I've been doing the last couple weeks where I've lost 2 lbs a week, I even made my own "last chance workout" on saturday and biked for an hour and a half and walked/jogged for a half hour on top of it. Yet the scale didn't budge!

It's so frustrating when you put in the work and the scale doesn't reflect it. I know it's showing in other areas, like I can actually jog and my stomach is a little flatter, but still... I know there are a 101 articles about other things to measure but I still can't seem to let go of the numbers on the scale.

Anyone else have similar issues?

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CCORSUN 2/7/2013 12:00AM

    Thanks for the support everyone & suggestions, I'm pushing a little harder with my jogging this week so hopefully it'll show. Which I guess me being able to do more is a sign in itself

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SURESH_AK 2/6/2013 5:08AM

  keep it up u will succeed

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LWLAR7 2/6/2013 3:21AM

  Keep going, at least you didn't gain 2 pounds

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MCAFEE34 2/6/2013 3:16AM

  I have this problem all the time

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LYNNWILK2 2/6/2013 3:10AM

    I know it's so frustrating when the numbers don't fall like they have been. But they will and you'll be all the stronger and fitter for it. Keep Pushing and change up your workout a bit ... just a suggestion.

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ARNETTELEE 2/6/2013 3:07AM

  The scale doesn't tell the whole story!

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Winter Flu

Sunday, January 20, 2013

I've been sick for 2 weeks now. The first week I had strep throat and then over last weekend it became the flu that's been going around. I've been coughing and achy all this last week. I haven't worked out since last Saturday aside from a few short walks this week. I've tried to stay on top of healthy eating but it's hard when you're laying at home all day resting. I've definitely fallen off the horse these last 2 weeks and let sickness be an excuse. Yes, if I'm sick, I should be resting more and not pushing as hard at workouts but I probably could've pushed out some longer walks or a few Zumba videos here and there. And the eating, that shouldn't have been a problem. So... starting tomorrow, I'm getting back on track. Tomorrow I plan to go to the gym or for a walk and do 30 minutes of some moderate exercise and I'll start logging my food intake in my food journal again tomorrow. No more snack attacks. Just because I'm trying to get over the flu doesn't mean I should lose sight on my bigger goals.

I've definitely lost my motivation but, there's no reason I shouldn't find it again.

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CCORSUN 1/21/2013 10:36PM

    Thanks Nanny, I hope you start feeling better soon too! You're right, it's frustrating not to do the usual hard work out, but it's not worth it to do it if it means staying sick longer. I've just done some leisurely walking and biking this weekend, with extra warm layers of course!

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BYEFATNANNY 1/21/2013 3:50AM

    I've had the flu over 2 weeks also. I've been eating fairly healthy, but not able to do any moving. It's really hanging on, don't over do and relapse. Get out and do what you can, good for you for sticking with it.

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3X, 2X, 1X.. and going

Friday, December 28, 2012

In the last few weeks I've slowly begun to realize that all my clothes are way too big for me. Even though they aren't all necessarily old. For the past couple years I've always only tried on 3X's or 2X's depending on the style. My go to style has been oversized "flowy" shirts with leggings or jeans, they hide my tummy well. However, in the last month or so I realized that all the tops my husband loved to see me in the most were more form fitting. This struck home one cold day when I decided to wear a really old long sleeved shirt that I'd always thought was too small and unflattering. Yet my husband loved it, and I loved the way the shirt fit too. It seemed so flattering! That's when I realized, it wasn't the shirts design it was just the shirt's size!

I received several shirts and sweaters this Christmas and when I tried them all on, none looked as flattering as that old shirt I'd worn a week ago. I decided to go in and exchange them for smaller sizes even though they were all 2X or 3X, my go to sizes. When I went to the store, at first I thought, I'll just get all 2X's, 1X is too small for me. But then... I decided to try on the 1X anyway just to see how it looked, and it looked the best! Just 2 years ago I was a tight 3X and for the last two years I've been a baggy 3X, little did I realize, beneath that was a 1X!

Go me! :-)

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SNUZSUZ 12/31/2012 9:02AM

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KRISTEN_SAYS 12/28/2012 4:52PM

    Exciting! Congrats!

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MIAJOEB 12/28/2012 3:00PM

    Congratulations, it is such a thrill to realize we are succeeding.
I just bought some size 16 regular women's slacks without trying them on.
Well I got home and they were too big... Had to change them to 14's
Now I started at SparkPeople Four years ago and was wearing 2X.
I am still wearing that winter coat, I just moved in the buttons.
But It is really nice when I could go to the regular women's department for clothes.
My weight is really slow to come off, and my measurements are not much different except in my waist. I am loosing the weight in predominantly in my abdomen.
It is so spooky, we are not all made the same and we loose different ways.
Keep on sparking. You really helped me to feel good about progressing at my own pace toward better health.

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You have done a FABULOUS JOB and I know you feel Fantastic!! Congratulations!!!

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STODD251 12/28/2012 7:35AM

    It's always an awesome discovery when you realize that you can wear a smaller size. I almost literally laughed in my mother's face when she picked up a size 4 dress for me, but it actually fit. Mostly because it was a stretchy fabric, but I was shocked that it actually went on my body, because I have never been able to wear that size.

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Blog #1: Introductions

Friday, December 07, 2012

Hi there. So I guess it's only appropriate I introduce myself to you and tell you how I got this moment making this blog right now.

I've been overweight since 2nd grade. As a young child I had very poor health so I couldn't play outside and run around like most kids without having asthma attacks that ended up in the emergency room. Few people know that about me. In 2nd grade I was 100 lbs. I remember my class learning about weight and so my teacher thought it would be a great idea to post all the children's weight on a chart in the classroom. Needless to say that was when I became "the fat girl," I've been her ever since. The teasing was so bad I had to switch to a different classroom. From there the weight piled on. By 6th grade I was 250 pounds. I stayed there until I was 19 when I added an extra 65 pounds after returning home from college afterwards some poor events. I stayed there until I was 22.

Like most overweight individuals I had my occasional attempts at the gym, eating better, and trying to lose weight. Needless to say few of these were successful. However before my 22nd birthday I met the man of my dreams that loved me endless because of my spirit, not because of how I looked. He never judged me or made comments about my weight. He gave me the push I needed to love myself enough to finally do something about it. I'd also had the worst year yet in my health, I'd visited the doctor an average of twice a month for a year from various illnesses and body pains. It was finally time to do something about it.

That Christmas I got myself a Bodybugg and started my journey. My real journey! By July I'd lost 60 lbs! By September I'd lost 65lbs! It was incredible. I went to my gym 5-6 times a week, for an hour to two hours at a time. I weight trained and did my cardio too. This is when I fell in love with Zumba! In September I transferred to a 4-year college from my community college and my weight loss was halted. I still went to the gym at least 3 times a week at first and stayed on my diet but the pounds stopped coming off so I stopped trying.

Here we are a little over a year later, still 250 lbs. I'm ready to start my journey again and aim for farther shores. This weight has been around for 14 years. It's time I lost it.

I recently married the man I mentioned earlier and he is my biggest supporter. I'm still in college full-time worked towards my Bachelors & I also work part-time with autistic children. I'm also part of community service based sorority. I have a lot on my plate right now, but it's time to make time for myself again. I want to know what it's like to weigh 240 lbs, 230lbs, 220lbs, 210lbs, 200 lbs..... 150lbs.

I'm ready to be a healthier me, I'm ready to have no limitations, I'm ready to be free. I'm ready for the change. Here we go!

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SNUZSUZ 12/8/2012 11:38AM

    Welcome! I agree, this is an awesome blog! You CAN do it! And now you will have many spark friends to help encourage you along the way!

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    Awesome intro!

and CONGRATS on the weight loss so far- that is not an easy feat! emoticon

I've had great success with SP in the past and agree with previous comments that you are definitely in the right place.

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STODD251 12/7/2012 12:53PM

    You're in the right place! Take full advantage of all sparkpeople has to offer and I'm sure you will succeed!

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HEATHERFREE 12/7/2012 3:04AM

    Love LOVE LOVE this blog! Great introduction!! You seem to have a great starting mind set and I hope you find the resources and friends here to help you stay on track!!! Checkout my page and my blogs, I also have some great friends you should add they are the reason I have kept going! emoticon emoticon

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