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I'm STILL LOSING....pounds, that is!!!!

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

I've lost 2 more pounds in the last week!!!!! My main things is that I have managed to stay away from sodas and tea! I haven't had either of those since September 7!!!! I also haven't eaten red meat, with the exception of a couple of times (meatballs at church, best friend's bday dinner at melting pot, banquet sponsored by cattleman's no hamburger!!!! yaaay me!!!
I really have been wanting a burger, but I'm determined to hold out until I lose at least 25 pounds before I do. Right now, I'm at 17 pounds, with the holidays may be slow going. I'm really proud of myself though!!!!

On a sad note, my cousin's husband passed last week....after having gastric bypass surgery. However, it has made me more determined to eat right and keep these pounds off. I'm praying for her as she goes through...and I'm praying for myself to maintain willpower. My mother has even lost weight and given up sodas as well. I'm rubbing off on her!!!! emoticon

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NCSUALUM03 11/5/2009 5:42PM

    Gastric bypass scares me. I want to work hard and get the weight off on my own! Congrats on the loss and reward yourself with some red meat. Try organic. It's much healthier and more humane for the animals.


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PENNYROYALTY 11/4/2009 7:45PM

    woot woot! congrats on your weight loss!

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Thank God the scale isn't broken!!!

Monday, October 26, 2009

I still haven't bought a digital scale...still using my same old I can't tell if I'm losing tenths of pounds or anything only if it drops by actual pounds. I guess I've slacked off on my diet...I'm still eating better than I used to, but I'm not quite as fanatic about my fruits and vegetables as I was in the beginning. Well, for the last two weeks, my scale basically has not moved. I weigh every morning, but I only track it once a week. I was like this is too soon to reach a plateau...I'm only 6 weeks in. Thank goodness, the scale had moved this morning. I originally wanted to go totally raw especially because of the benefits that it has with sinuses. Wouldn't you know, I got the most horrible sinus headache this past Friday. I was like man, if I had stayed with the raw foods, I wouldn't be feeling this way. Thank God (and Suphedrine PE) it's gone today...but the weekend wasn't that pleasant. Hopefully, I can keep the pounds down and the illnesses away as winter arrives (yeah, I know it's only fall, but anything below 70 is winter to me!!!!)

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BABY_GIRL69 10/26/2009 3:33PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon to you & your success!


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Still Trying to Stay Healthy even at the fair and the Melting Pot...LOL

Monday, October 19, 2009

This weekend, I went to NC State Fair with my friends. I have never been...despite being 26 and living in NC for my entire life and going to college about 30 minutes away in Chapel Hill for 4 years. Needless to say, I had a wonderful time. We went in celebration of my best friend's upcoming birthday. Even though I was surrounded by a sea of deep fried foods: funnel cakes, ho hos, twinkies, cheeseburgers, candy bars, blooming onions...and all of that, I managed not to do too badly. My friends and I each chipped in $1 and bought 5 deep fried oreos for $4. We each ate one and my college roommate and I split the last one. That was 150 calories...but I enjoyed every second!!! The only other thing I ate at the fair....were french fries. I did very well though...I only got a small fry, not the ribbon fries or curly fries that came with sour cream, chili, cheese, and all of that stuff. I also drank a bottle of lemonade. That night, 4 of us went out to eat. My best friend wanted to go to the Melting Pot. So, I was surrounded by cheese and chocolate, but I tried to moderate how much I ate. I also only drank water!!!! Yaaay for me. There was a time in the past when I would've jumped on a sweet tea.

Other than lemonade...which in some cases, I guess is as bad as most other beverages, I have had not had any sodas or sweet tea since September 7. I've drank orange juice and apple juice a few times and a couple of smoothies in the beginning, but overall I have not turned back to sodas or tea!!!!!

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DAWNOFCHANGE 10/19/2009 4:55PM

    You did great this weekend, especially with so much temptation. Be proud of yourself!

We had a chili festival here by where we live. So, that's where we went this weekend. Like you, I was careful about my choices and portions. However, if there had been some deep fried Oreos or any other chocolate desserts, I would have been in big trouble. emoticon

emoticonon cutting out the soda and sweet tea. That sweet tea is definitely a hard one to resist. I went six months without drinking soda, and boy did it make a positive difference. Once I started drinking soda again,I began to feel more run down and icky. I just recently cut out the soda again. It's definitely worth it in the long run.

Anyway, I just wanted to congratulate you and tell you what a good job you are doing.

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Trying not to hurt myself falling off the wagon...

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

The last couple of days have been pretty rough. My life has been pretty on the go and being pretty much on the go means eating on the go. I've eaten out a lot more this past week then I have in the last month and my weight loss shows. This is the first week that I haven't lost any pounds. I haven't gained...but I haven't lost. I was doing 9 pounds, so it's disappointing to have gotten off track. My bf said he's really surprised at how well I'm doing though. He even walked 7 laps with me on Saturday which was really encouraging to me. He is big on eating out and eating lots of me, so it's hard to go out with him or be around him when it's time to eat. On Sunday, the church had a celebration...and what did the celebration!!! I managed to eat light, but....still it was harder, especially since my choices are really limited at an outing. I'm also missing variety in my life. My bf and I went out twice this weekend...and it seemed like I was limited to soup and salad...compared with all of the other wonderful meals on the menu (Darryl's and Cracker Barrel). Yes, I know I should stay away from those places...but it's really hard, especially with that being our main form of entertainment lol. We don't really go out a lot, but when we do get out, it's to I'm trying to get back on track...cross your fingers for me.


3 Weeks....out celebrating and still hanging in there

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

I've lost 9 pounds in 3 weeks!!!! This weekend was tough...we went out for my father's birthday as well as went to festival in the park in charlotte. festival in the park was rough...there was greasy fattening food everywhere...funnel cakes, polish sausages, cheese steaks, ice cream, u know....the standard fair foods...but i managed to control my urges and got a smoothie. at the restaurant for my daddy's bday...i only ate a salad and a baked potato ( a couple of hushpuppies too) mother's hamburger steak smothered in gravy looked soooo good. i've been walking regularly....and still no soda...yaaaay for me!!!!!


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