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Starting out Big....and Learning to Exercise SN: I can wear my prom dress!!!!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Okay...I'll begin by telling you that I've always been a part of a sedentary lifestyle. I'm 17 and 16 years younger than my siblings, so there was never anyone at home for me to go outside and play with. When I was growing up, we lived almost 1/2 mile from the closest neighbor who was 90 when he passed in 1999, so there weren't any neighborhood children I could play with. My mom also didn't work the traditional "9 to 5", she worked as a domestic and as an in-home aide...and took me right along with her, so no day care or preschool for me. I grew up sitting around watching TV and reading books, so by the time I hit 3 or 4, I was chubby...and I stayed there.

In school, I hated PE...as a matter of fact, I was a straight "A" student up until 8th grade PE...where I made my first "B". I liked basketball, but who in their right mind wants to run back and forth, back and forth, I thought. I was scared of getting hit by a volleyball or softball, and in kickball, I always kicked either a short kick that got caught or a foul...plus, I would have to run from base to base. Soooo, sports and physical activity were not my cup of tea.

In college, I took Aerobics...I think twice and I went to the Student Rec Center like 5 times in my four years, but that's the extent of it.

Last night, I worked out for a total of 65 minutes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I did Pilates for 20 minutes and then got up and did 45 minutes of The Firm's 500 Calorie Workout. I got further in the tape than ever, I pushed myself even though I was tired...I put the water bottle on the dresser and between sequences, I would take a swig and keep going. I have worked out 3 days this week....and I actually feel pretty good....Now....if I could only find enough hours in the day to catch up on grading papers emoticon

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Also, my goal was to fit back into my prom dress...I lost some weight being away at summer camp and was able to wear a size 14 to my senior prom.....gained ~30 pounds during freshman year at college and last time I tried...I couldn't zip it. I tried it on...and I'm proud to say that it has extra room in the front!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  
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REDHATLADY9 4/23/2010 3:11PM

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5 pounds away!!!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

I just realized that I am 5 pounds away from my goal!!!! emoticon I've been here for about 2 weeks, but I really hadn't thought about it. Hopefully, by the time school is out on June 14 (2 months from today), I will have lost those 5 and about 10 additional pounds!! I just finished a workout...feeling pretty good!!!!

I have gone from a BMI of almost 38 down to a BMI of just over 30. I'm almost out of the obese range emoticon Who knew I would be so happy to be considered overweight...but it so much better than being obese!


  
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KUBLAKHAN 4/17/2010 8:17PM

    Way to go!!

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ARWS8111 4/15/2010 12:34AM

  WOW! Thats so amazing! Congrats emoticon

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KITKA82 4/14/2010 10:44PM

    That's so amazing! Keep it up!

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PRIN1978 4/14/2010 10:43PM

    Good for you! Keep up the great work. You CAN do it! You WILL make that goal!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CARHART 4/14/2010 10:41PM

    awesome! congratulations :) that's exciting, keep it up!

good luck,

carly

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JMEPAYNE 4/14/2010 10:38PM

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congrats to you on such a fabulous accomplishment!!!

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Was I really that big....and why shouldn't I keep going????

Monday, April 12, 2010

Yeah, Yeah, yeah....40 pounds is a lot, and I love that everyone is noticing, but there's one thing that's sorta bothering me. I've had some people say "Oh, you looks so good now, you don't need to lose anymore weight." My thing is...I'm still at least 35 pounds overweight. Was I so big in the beginning that I now look really small even though I'm technically still very large?

Maybe I was and didn't know it...and maybe I wear my weight well, but I feel like I'm still big. I have come across people who are 5-10 pounds overweight and they go on and on about how much they need to lose. Maybe it's paranoia, but I sorta feel like people are trying to deter me from continuing. Now, I know I can tell a difference in my size when I wear fitted clothes and I've gotten rid of a lot of clothes, but I stil have many articles of clothing that fit pretty well. I keep thinking that I must have been just HUGE...oh well...just maybe it's just one of those days. emoticon

  
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PRIN1978 4/14/2010 10:47PM

    What counts is being healthy. You know where you wanna be, so just do it! Congrats on losing big and getting closer to your goal. Keep up the great work diva! emoticon

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WAYNEASKEW 4/12/2010 6:29PM

    Wow 40lbs is great I think it is all up to you if your goal is lower keep losing weight if anything keep doing what you are doing when you get down far enough to where you are not really losing weight anymore then you will be good but remember this should be a lifestyle change so don't settle lose as much as you can

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NURSEWHO 4/12/2010 6:26PM

    I'm sort of the opposite...I've lost 30 and don't get a lot of comments....at least I'm starting to be able to tell! I know that's what's most important, but it'd be nice to hear that I'm "wowing" folks! Congrats on your 40...I know that's not an easy thing!
For real...you should keep going until you're in a healthy range.!

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Spring Cleaning....Cleaning out my closet!!!

Friday, April 09, 2010

I spent part of Monday afternoon and last night cleaning out my closets. I went through and tried on each and every article of clothing to make sure that it fit properly and if it didn't I put it to the side!! I'm proud to say that I have weeded out quite a few clothes. Many of them are still wearable and I plan to donate them. I'm passing some of them on to my mother and I asked my godsister if she wanted some. I have a brand new dress with tags that I bought last August for a wedding, but didn't wear...and it didn't touch me anywhere...I didn't have to unzip it to put it on lol....

Some of the clothes were just old...I was a size 18 for at least the last 12-13 years (since I was 14-15) and even though I've tossed clothes here and there over the years....some things are hard to let go. My mother is bent on altering a few items that she feels are too nice to get rid of lol. I also got rid of some shoes. If I'd known that losing weight would have felt this good...I'd have done it years ago.... emoticon

Yaaay for Sparkpeople!!!! emoticon

  
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NURSEWHO 4/12/2010 6:30PM

    This is exactly where I was last night! I haven't lost so much that I can't wear things yet...but 20 is definitely too big! I'm seriously considering altering 3 articles right now (cheaper than buying new). Although I LOVE not fitting into clothes from a different aspect other than busting out of them...I hate shopping so it's not something I'm 100% happy with (maybe 99%)
Congrats on your success!

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Pants on the Ground!!! Hurray!!!!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Hurray for pants on the ground!!! Nahhh, not the song...MY PANTS emoticon!!! Today, I wore a pair of pants to work...and I kept having to pull them up...they were dragging the ground. They're too large now, so they kept going up under my shoes!! I had to wear them pulled way up. Once we go on Spring Break this week, I'm updating my wardrobe...putting away the much too large winter clothes and sliding into some new spring outfits. Yaaaay!!!!

  
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-PAULA 3/30/2010 11:04PM

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LALA01LALA 3/30/2010 8:21PM

    Way to go!!!

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BLUEDAWN52 3/30/2010 7:44PM

    Congrats ! What a good feeling that must be. I will be there some day!!

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MOONCHILD17 3/30/2010 7:38PM

    Bravo!!!! Isn't it great when everything begins to pay off. You deserve an extra cup of water to celebrate!
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