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Wow. Long time, no blog.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

I've realized it's been a very long time since I last blogged about my weight loss journey. Back in 2011. So much has happened!

I've had a second baby.
I gained 50 pounds with that pregnancy.
I got up to 300 pounds.
After I had the baby, a wonderful baby boy named Wolfgang, I was down to 268.
I started my serious weight loss in April with dieting.
I joined the gym in June.
I have lost 38 pounds.
I did get down to having lost 40 pounds, but life happens and I lost my way, but I have returned.
I have 80 more pounds to go!

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THEEXERCISER 10/18/2014 8:57PM

    Way to go on all of your accomplishments

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KEEPITUP62 10/18/2014 8:57PM

    You didn't lose your way, just had what I call a hiccup. You have done fantastic with your weight loss and should be very proud of yourself.
Keep working towards your goals and you will see success.

"Motivation is what gets you started, habit is what keeps you going"
All the best in reaching your goals.

Susan emoticon

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Gave up... then didn't.

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Weight: 224.9

So, between working full time, being a mommy, going to school full time, and life in general, I just don't have the time to completely devote my life to losing weight. It's always in the back of my mind, but I just don't have the time or energy to exercise. So... I gave up on exercising. Who could really blame me? It's so exhausting and I'm already tired when I hardly get any sleep because of my beautiful baby Raea, and because I work and go to school. I put off school until the last minute every week (By Sunday, I have two tests that are do, two assignments, and a speech. Haha... not going to happen) so because I put all the non-important things on the back burner, the weight loss is one of them. I am still losing weight just with diet changes alone, but I would love to burn the fat. Once I get situated, ie learn how to do my homework during the week, I will go back to doing some form of exercise.

I also admit that it was very discouraging to have gained weight while running/walking... so because of that, I've given up on exercising... but then I didn't, lol. It's a mess. But I am still trying to become a healthier me!

So my new plans:

Get more sleep.
Eat healthier (which, I eat decent stuff now, just not as much as I should)
Drink more water (which I should be doing anyway since I'm breastfeeding)
Do at least one class a day during the week, to free up my weekends.
Exercise at least an hour a day, or at least walk/jog two miles.

If I can become healthier mentally, I should train myself to become healthier physically.

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MEALOHAOE 11/9/2011 8:23AM

    In the same boat. Mommy, wife, full time employee, and MBA student. Worn out and it is showing. I've gained 15 pounds since the beginning of the semester.

New resolution to focus on school work during week more - have a research paper due Monday that I've barely worked on. New resolution to cook on the weekends so there is food waiting for me after school - stops at McDonalds will stop. New resolution to do at least 15 - 30 minutes of some type of activity a day - currently I sit at a desk for 8 hours, drive for a total of 1.5 hours and two nights a week sit in a classroom for 3 hours each. And last new resolution, get some sleep. Stress, anxiety, and a crunch for time are keeping me up which doesn't help with all the rest.

So, I'm feeling your pain. As soon as I figure out the trick to juggling this all successfully, I'll pass it on.

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    Good luck with reaching your goals and staying focused...

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Week Two - What the hell...?

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Weight: 227

Yeah, that's right. I've lost 2 pounds since last week... and the crazy part: I barely exercised! I got sick and the weather has been horrible, I did it a couple of times, but not like the week before. This is more motivating to me! At the same time, I Googled the information and they said muscle DOES weigh a LOT more than fat, so it's possible that my muscles were getting stronger. As a matter of fact, the first day, my legs were about to fall off of my body, but after a few days, they didn't hurt as much anymore. So, I think that's possible, with why I gained a pound in a week. I still can't believe I lost two pounds in another week.

Oh and I know this isn't Saturday, but yesterday was Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day and my baby passed away July 19, 2007 - Ava Kaydence Marie emoticon - so yesterday I was getting ready for that and just didn't have time to weigh myself and everything. But anyway, so yeah... I also didn't have time to set up the Treadmill again, plus I have school assignments piling up. It's been rough! So, what I plan on doing now is this: Finishing the assignments, doing the dishes/bottles, then finding room to set up my treadmill.


The first week is over, disappointing results.

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Well I walked/ran two miles everyday. Well one day I missed and did four the following day, and then the other day I had a special event that caused me to miss the whole day so I didn't walk my two miles. I just weighed in and I've gained a pound. I haven't been doing strength training so I don't see how that's muscle, since I remember people saying sometimes you'll gain weight when your muscles get heavier or something like that, but I just don't believe that's what it is. I lost more by not doing anything than actually trying to exercise :( I'm going to keep it up though. Maybe I need to shift my eating habits. I have been eating hamburgers and that stuff again, so maybe I should ease it up a bit. I have been feeling hungrier a lot more lately but try to ignore it. I've hardly had any sweets though. This is really hard and disappointing! I was hoping for at least a pound lost, but no such luck. Ugh.

Weight: 229

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CUTTHECRUELTY 10/12/2011 7:44PM

  Thank you guys so much for the positive comments! I honestly haven't been running/walking like I was in the first week. I was just too discouraged and didn't see the point. I've been dieting. I'm breastfeeding my baby so I still need a little bit of extra calories, but I've been eating a lot healthier! I'm going to get back in the groove of things and start walking again. Another reason was the weather was rainy and I didn't feel like getting sick. I have a treadmill, I just need to set it up and I think I'll try to do that this weekend since the weather probably isn't going to get any better with Winter rolling around the corner. But really, thanks again everyone! I really needed the motivation :)

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ISHIIGIRL 10/12/2011 4:49PM

    It may just be swelling from your muscles exercising. that happens. don't stress about it but I agree with OFFDREA, most of weight loss is 80% diet and only 20% exercise. You still need to count calories or watch your portions. Don't give up! It gets easier and pretty soon you wonder how you lived without it!

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OFFDREA 10/12/2011 3:23PM

    Unfortunately weight loss is about 80% diet. It sucks but its true. That is awesome you walked to much though. Keep it up, eat right and the results should follow!!!!

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    Hey, you walked/ran two miles every day! This in itself is an accomplishment; you're one third of the way to making this a habit -- it takes about 21 days to establish a new habit. And you're already looking ahead to a longer route. I'd say you're well on your way to being a healthier and happier you. emoticon

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ALLIEALLIE2 10/8/2011 12:13PM

    Don't be discouraged! It takes time! emoticon

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GOATGIRLJM 10/8/2011 11:30AM

    Do not give up, the weight will come off. emoticon

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GRAMMIEOFTWO 10/8/2011 11:24AM

  Don't lose hope. It is a long hard struggle and it is worth it in the end.

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The first day... Kill me now!

Saturday, October 01, 2011

Starting out with measurements (weight is measured weekly, others will be measured monthly):

Weight: 228
Waist: 51.5
Hips: 50
Thighs: 29
Upper Arm: 13.5
Bust: 48.5

The first day was HARD! I walked/jogged 2 miles! Okay so mostly walked. I just couldn't do it. My legs felt so heavy, my body felt so heavy, my milk filled boobs were flopping everywhere, lol! My ankles were killing me by the time I was only halfway done. It was the hardest thing I've had to do - and I've given birth with no pain meds, twice! So yeah, it was really hard.

Also, the weather was cold. I realized sometime a couple of years ago that I have exercise induced asthma. I never realized it had a name for it, but everytime I exercised, even when I was healthy and playing tennis for college, I would get this weird feeling in my chest, problems with mucus, and wheezing. I googled it a few years ago when it happened again and found out that's what it's called. So yeah, after I was done my chest felt weird, which I forgot that it would do that, lol.

I'm pretty much going to try and take it easy these first couple of weeks. I will do the 2 miles a day but I may just mostly walk with occasional jogs. Then when I start feeling better, I'll jog the whole thing, then go to a different route that will be 2.5 miles long. I'm excited about this, though I know it will be super super hard!

I may not post a blog everyday, especially if it's just saying "I ran!" But I will definitely post every Saturday to update my weight, whether it has changed or not, and every four weeks I will take my body measurements.

Well, I guess I'm going to get off of here and do something else.

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CUTTHECRUELTY 10/5/2011 6:17PM

  Thank you everybody! emoticon

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JSCOTT86 10/5/2011 6:01PM

  Congrats on the great start! Keep it up and you'll do great!

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OFFDREA 10/5/2011 2:58PM

    First day and first steps great job!!!!
Good luck this week :)

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AMYNYNJ 10/2/2011 12:02AM

    emoticon Congrats!

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