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PosiLoss - Positivity is key!

Thursday, March 08, 2012

I've definitely determined the key to my success with exercise, weight loss and healthy lifestyle change--it's positivity! I have all of this knowledge around me all of the time, and I frequently never used it... isn't that crazy? I would get so caught up in my worries and sorrow and 'starting over' and not reaching my goals that I would simply give up. Then a small flame would start and I would get upset too quickly and my tears would burn it out.

Not. Anymore.

Being positive brings positivity. I started a blog called PosiLoss. It's a combination of exercises, recipes, ideas about weight loss and tidbits of my own personal journey to success. Feel free to stop by!!

My positive attitude will help me reach my goals. Even when I have a bad day, I will find that silver lining and focus, focus, focus. I know I can do this. I will do this. I am doing this.

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CASILAYNE 3/8/2012 3:58PM

    Love this!! :)

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RADFEN 3/8/2012 3:06PM

    emoticon attitude!

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The first five days of March...

Monday, March 05, 2012

I've been sick! Coughing, weezing, sneezing yuckiness. Super not fun. I have only been walking as working out... no running, dancing, kickboxing FUN. Just walking. Because my body is exhausted. And today and tomorrow I work super de duper long days, exhibiting at a conference in our state's capitol. SO. I might be a little nervous about this week's WI and this month's goals. BUT. It's only the fifth. WHICH means... there is plenty of time to kick some serious butt :)

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BECKY3128 3/5/2012 2:43PM

    Ah, sorry you're not feeling well! Walking is better than nothing, as long as you're moving!

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    Deb, you have plenty of time to kick some serious butt!!! For about not ending up like Millie?????? PLEASE? Do we have a countdown to the wedding yet?????

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    Deb, you have plenty of time to kick some serious butt!!! For about not ending up like Millie?????? PLEASE? Do we have a countdown to the wedding yet?????

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2012 So Far... March Goals!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Well, 2012 is certainly off to an interesting start. Things going on in my life:

Wedding Planning--This gets to be at the top! Woohoo, wedding! It's actually going quite well.. I'm doing a lot of DIY projects that are going to start creeping up on me if I don't get on them soon. A lovely friend of mine from home is coming down this weekend to help me get some of them done. Eric is being great about taking on a lot of the responsibilities too, which lots of brides had said they're SO's hadn't, so that's pretty cool too. (He's a pretty cool guy:)). 137 days to go!

Work--I've officially been at my new job as the Marketing Manager for 3 months! (It was three months on Valentine's Day). I'm really loving it. It's pretty high stress... lots of 'try really hard to not to eff this up' situations, but I'm handling it.

Gym--This is where I spend most of my free time. I'm training with a personal trainer once a week (which is breaking the bank) but it's definitely helping me stay motivated. My health is super important to me; I want to make this work. I don't pay for my health insurance so I look at my gym/training as my health expenses.

Relationships--I am trying to rebuild relationships that I've let slip away from me over the years. Some are more important than others for various reasons, but altogether I'm working to be a better friend than I have been in the past. I don't think I've necessarily been a BAD friend, but certainly not the best at all times. I'm also working to be more understanding of the differences between how I want to live my life and how my family wants to live theirs. I'm not the boss (not easy for me to accept sometimes) and I need to understand that not everything gets to go my way. I'm not a 'stomp your feet when you don't get what you want' sort of person...rather, I'm a 'feel personally insulted when people ask for my advice and don't take it' sort of person.

My weight loss is going OK. I was up to 238 when BLC18 started and I'm down to 231. Seven pounds isn't a lot for six weeks, but it's better than nothing. Heck, it's better than six! LOL. I'm looking forward to my weigh-in tomorrow... I've been on like Donkey Kong this week. I love when I put in the work and get results. It's the best! Sometimes I put in the work and don't get results... sometimes I don't put in the work and get results I don't's all a balancing act. I'm trying to forget regret, but it's hard sometimes knowing how much time I've wasted NOT being in this healthy mentality.

March Goals:
-6 lbs. I think this is a reasonable amount for four weeks. I'm going away for work two of those weeks (eating out... ugh) so I will need to be extra cautious with my planning aheadedness.
Strength train 3x per week. 1x is guaranteed for me, but 3x... I frequently slack on.
Continue the 'food pre-planning extravaganza' that's working really well for me.
Re-start (for the fourth time) Couch to 5k. I've gotten so close to finishing so many times and things frequently get in the way. As far as I know, I'm currently on stable ground with most things in my life, so I'm hoping that I can focus on the program.

I hope everyone is having a great End of February and that you're looking forward to March!

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BEVENH 2/28/2012 3:25PM

    Don't given up and keep trying to better yourself. Sounds like you doing okay. All the best to you.

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    Heck yeah 7 is better than 6! Great job! emoticon

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DLDROST 2/28/2012 3:10PM

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I gained fifteen pounds.

Monday, January 02, 2012

That's right, fifteen. When I started BLC17 I weighed 222. This morning I weight 237. I have nothing to say for myself, other than I let myself go and stand in my own way. It wasn't smart and I'm not happy about it. It's time to pick it up and get back on track. It's a new dawn, it's a new day.

Hard work. Dedication.

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IDNAR1984 1/6/2012 2:43AM

    Your right tomorrow is a new day, you can do this!!!

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VERTICALABRET 1/3/2012 11:07AM


The scale does not define you. Just get up and move forward. I had a similar awakening when I weighed in on Saturday. We can do this!

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    Deb, you know what I'm going to say....TOGETHER WE CAN! BTW, I am being up front honest with you and I have also gained just under 15 lbs. since October I guess when I hit my goal. See you in the den!!!!

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FABAT402009 1/3/2012 8:08AM

    You're not alone, also gained weight over the last few weeks. This is a great time or renewed focus! Let's both knock off those extras and continue our way to healthier bodies!

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PENNI_2002 1/2/2012 10:53PM

    Stay focus emoticon

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ICHOOSETHIN 1/2/2012 10:32PM

    Hard Work! Dedication! You must be a Biggest Loser watcher. :-)

It's a new year! Hope it's great for you!

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I'm working on it

Sunday, November 06, 2011

"I'm working on it" seems to be my favorite phrase these days. And I really am working on it. For some people, their weight loss truly is just this--calories in, calories out, weight loss. For me, it's calories in, calories out, emotional issues, stress level, weight gain, weight loss, weight gain, more emotional issues... you get the point. And what I have to say right now is... I'm working on it. It's time consuming. It takes a lot of effort. And I'm working on it.

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MRS_BRENDA_P 11/6/2011 8:14PM

    I agree with Jamie. It's not that easy (cal in vs cal out) for everyone. Especially when there's emotional issues. I'm proud of you for working on it. This whole journey we're on is a work in progress. Keep going because you're doing awesome. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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VALKYRIA- 11/6/2011 7:35PM

    It's not as easy as calories in calories out for me, either. Anyone who has any sort of emotional issues related to food is the same way. Making progress doesn't always have to mean weight loss.... You are doing a great job, and you are working towards getting healthier mentally AND physically -- both are equally important. emoticon emoticon

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