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22 Days and 8.5 lbs to go to the Bahamas....

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Six months ago I set a mini goal to lose 24 lbs. Three months ago I booked a vacation to the Bahamas, and increased my mini goal to 34 lbs. I am 8.5 lbs away with 22 days left until departure. The past 6 months have been a struggle. I work in an office where I'm positive we have a food day every Friday, and there is candy on almost every desk. Temptation is so great I sometimes walk to the bathroom staring at the floor because around every corner something is calling my name. I can't say that I haven't failed once or twice, but you live, and learn. I am currently working out alone. My previous workout partner is far more advanced than I, and was unhappy when I couldn't keep up. I've decided alone is best for me at this point in my life. If I am at the gym alone I am responsible for myself. I don't go, and leave on anyone's schedule, and I don't feel bad if I can't keep up with someone. It's a major mind game there. I go to the gym with a plan of action, but when I get there I always want to cut it short. The past 2 days I've decided, that if I decide I want to leave early, I'm going to do more. I have to make my body show my brain that I can go past what it thinks I can do. It seems to have worked, both days I've done 60 minutes or more of cardio when I normally do 10-20. I have to say that when I'm done I feel such a sense of accomplishment.
I know I'm not going to be skinny (like I envisioned myself being) when I leave for the Bahamas, but I will be a little bit lighter. I will soon be shopping for a bathing suit, and that in itself is terrifying. Weight loss will be a constant battle for me, but I think the past 2 days I've been winning the battle! Paradise Island....I will see you in 22 days!

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BELLACUDDLES 6/13/2010 11:39AM

    just keep it going and BELIEVE you will do it, and have a wonderful vacation too!!!!

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six more lbs to go....

Saturday, September 26, 2009

I started working out and eating healthy August 1 and decided to set a mini goal to help me stay motivated. I have 6 more lbs to go before Oct. 11, and I definitely feel like it is within my grasp. I can honestly say that I never have met any weight loss goal that I set so this will be a major accomplishment for me. I normally set my goals so high that I just give up. By setting a smaller goal it's just been baby steps for me. So....6 more lbs and I will be at 25 lbs lost. I'm feeling so good because every time I weigh less it's the lightest I've been since I can remember.

Totally unrelated, but this is on my mind. My whole life I"ve been the fat sister. Don't get me wrong, both of my sisters are overweight, but they have always weighed less that me. In college I dropped 30 lbs while competing for my track team and I was all the sudden the smallest. I felt so good to finally say I'm smaller than them, but a bad break up, an overnight work schedule, and pure laziness made me balloon back up. I've been updating my sisters on my progress and I'm within 10 lbs of each of them. I am trying to get them to understand that I"m not trying to lose weight to be smaller than them (which was the motivation in the past), but that I want to be healthy and feel better about myself.

New hair cut tomorrow, and I'm getting "new to me jeans" next weekend. A smaller size from my sisters storage. Life is good!

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BELLACUDDLES 9/27/2009 5:34PM



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GABBIE00 9/26/2009 8:48AM

    good for you.I know what you mean about been bigger than your sisters.I have always been bigger than my sister but one of these days I will be smaller,but I am taller than she is haha.good luck

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30 Days and 9 Lbs Later....

Monday, August 31, 2009

I am excited, exhausted, disappointed, motivated, a few other words, and a little hungry! I'm excited that I've lost 9 lbs, but I'm disappointed because I lost a quick 6 in the first week and then it's been a slow go from there. I've got to learn to control my weekend eating when I'm not home. I'm exhausted from exercise which seems to be an every day thing. I've even looked forward to running at the track which would have never happened 30 days ago. I'm motivated to lose another 16 lbs to meet my short term goal. I'm right on track. I have to get eating right and exercising down together...not just one or the other.

In the past 30 days my view on exercise has done a 180. I actually enjoy it and it gets easier everyday. I've gotten better at portion control although I've had some "snacks" that don't need to be there. My body feels better and my clothes are starting to fit better. I don't mind as much what I see in the mirror, but I don't hate it as much.

I still have a rough path ahead, but it's getting better! "In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps." Proverbs 16:9
In my case I need a little help with my steps around the track!

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LMCGEEN 9/1/2009 8:17AM

    You had an amazing month! Keep it up!

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BELLACUDDLES 9/1/2009 12:17AM

    I would glady take half of what you lost!! Continue on and let God help you I'm sure He is!


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Peanut Butter Twix = 23 Minutes on the Elliptical

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

I gave in and ate a peanut butter twix today. I second guessed my decision when it took me 23 min to burn those calories. The bad news is....another co-worker bought one for me as a thank you gift (while i was unknowingly purchasing one at the gas station) so now I have another just waiting in my desk drawer at work. I will save it as a reward for later....or some time when I feel like doing an extra 23 min on the elliptical. Why do you have to be so yummy PB Twix?

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B_ARNETTA 8/26/2009 10:06PM

  Or give it to another person as a gift! If there was ever a time to REGIFT it would be now! LOL....Pass the sweetdevil...I mean sweet treat around! :)

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    Put it in the freezer!! :-)

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A Not so Productive Weekend

Sunday, August 16, 2009

It's Sunday evening and I feel like I'm starting over again from 2 weeks ago. I had eaten healthy and exercised for 12 days straight and I pretty much ruined it this weekend. Being at home with a family who constantly overeats makes it hard to try and maintain any self control. I will be with them again next weekend and I have to maintain my routine.


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