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Itsy-bitsy, teeny-weeny . . .

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Okay, not so much with the "itsy-bitsy", but I was so happy when I tried on my new swimsuit today -- 3 sizes smaller than my old one! Can't quite grace the pages of Sports Illustrated yet, but I am happy with the progress I am making!



Can this be correct?

Thursday, June 23, 2011

I have really gotten into the grove with exercising and now do between 30 and 50 minutes on the treadmill/5 x per week. I also do a 30 minute Pilates routine 3 times per week. When I entered my fitness minutes for the last two weeks, the program told me to update the fitness goals. When I did so, it changed my calories to 1700 - 2100 per day. That sounds crazy to me!

I am 5 ' 8" tall and have lost 40 of the 91+ that I need to lose.


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CHELSEABIRD 6/24/2011 10:11AM

    Thanks for the comments, I think it is the calorie range that I find scary. . . 2100 seems SO high! I guess I'll try it for a week and see what happens.

Janielynn7, you say that you set yourself for 1200-1500 and every once in awhile you eat what they suggest. Does Spark suggest that you eat more or less calories?

Maybe I should calculate my BMR . . .


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JANIELYNN7 6/24/2011 6:47AM

    Yes it is correct because if we consume to few calories for our BMR then we go into shut down mode. I find that calorie cycling helps. I set myself for 1200-1500 calories but every once in a while I eat what they suggest. Special days or eating with friends.
I still loose weight slowly but then I am a slow looser anyway. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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VENISEW1 6/23/2011 10:15PM

    That's emoticon emoticonon your weight loss & no the more you exercise the more calories you can consume, woohoo emoticon emoticon

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Should they stay or should they go?

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

I cleaned out my closet yesterday and removed the clothes that were clearly too large for me. Should I donate them or should I hold onto them (just in case)?

I know that getting rid of them is the right choice. I am committed to this new lifestyle, but there is the little voice in my head that asks why, after so many attempts, is this one different? It seems wasteful to get rid of them. What if I have to purchase new clothes in a larger size?

Decisions, decisions . . .

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CHELSEABIRD 6/21/2011 1:46PM

    Thanks for your comments. I decided to think on it for a week and have decided that they are gone! I will save one outfit for the traditional goal photo but the rest are going to be passed on.

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4EVERADONEGIRL 6/8/2011 9:00PM

    I understand completely! Get rid of them...if you gain the weight back (which I'm sure you won't!!!) then the clothes will probably be out of style anyways because it would be soooooo far down the road. :-)

Keeping them is like giving yourself permission to gain the weight back and it is oh so easy to just slide back up a size when they are there. When you don't have clothes to grow into, you tend to try a little harder!

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PMFISH 6/8/2011 1:05PM

    I agree with the others! I gave away over 25 years of accumulation of clothes, shoes, etc in one fell swoop. I was on my way up in weight because of medications and some medical problems. Found a shop called Bonworth that has very affordable clothes - pair of slacks in every color for $9.99 with elastic waist. I now have them in Large, Medium and Small. They do not have the style or price tags of what I donated, but the will do the job until I can get where I need to be. Think of all the other people you will be helping.

Proud of you girl! Looking forward to getting my weight and shape where I want it to be.


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CHELLEBO1 6/8/2011 12:18PM

    I wanted to keep the clothes that got to big for me too, but my Hubby took them to Goodwill. His reasoning was this is a different plan - not a diet but a lifestyle change. I say - don't give yourself an excuse to be able to quit. Make a commitment to this change and get rid of those big clothes!

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MAXIE56 6/8/2011 10:15AM

    Get rid of them quickly

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Keep On Keeping On

Monday, March 21, 2011

More good news:

I am still consistently walking on my treadmill 5X per week. I am walking in intervals and have worked up to a slow jog (4.0) for up to 1 minute at a time. Go me! I am starting to think about adding in some strength training.

As of today, I have lost 13.5 lbs. I will do my measurements next Monday and I cannot wait to see the change. My eldest son was home for spring break last week, so I was preparing all of his favorites and did indulge a bit. I was able to keep my "indulgences" under my calorie count each day except for the day he left. In the past I have been an emotional eater, so I understand what happened. I am not beating myself up about it and was right back on track today.

I am feeling very positive, which I truly believe is the key to making any lasting change.

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CHELSEABIRD 3/23/2011 9:41AM

    Thanks, LAMPERLADY. Running at 4.5 seems like a dream at this point, but you are right, I will get there! emoticon

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LAMPERLADY 3/21/2011 11:52AM

    Awesome Job. Next thing you know, you'll be running at 4.5 and getting stronger each day. Keep up the good work!


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I'm back, baby!

Monday, February 28, 2011

The good news is that I have been walking on my treadmill at least five times per week since I got it in mid-January.

The bad news is that my weight is still back at my high-point. I have decided to go back to my South Beach plan, as that is really the only thing that works for me.


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