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12 weeks to lose 12 pounds for the wedding

Saturday, May 03, 2014

I'm still on track to lose the 20 pounds for the wedding. I kind of stalled out for a few weeks, so it was a good thing I was a little ahead of the ball game!

I've got to get back into walking. Having the 2 week migraine set me back on a lot of things, walking one of them.

I can't tell you much of the wedding plans. Only because I don't know them! Michael and Megan have been doing everything themselves. In fact 3 people "told" me the invitations were beautiful. Not sure if they are going to hand deliver mine or maybe I'm not invited....but I have not seen them yet. My daughter said she did not get one yet either and her husband is the best man and the two daughters are flower girls.

So on to the next 12 pounds!!
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QUEENIEBELLE 6/6/2014 11:45AM

    You will look lovely as always for the wedding! Maybe they are going to hand deliver the invites to the really special people in their lives. Enjoy!

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MOMTO6CUTIES 6/3/2014 4:49PM

    You got this!!! :)

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KAREN-IS-HERE 5/5/2014 1:42PM

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-migraines are the worst-

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ANNEMARIA6 5/4/2014 9:33PM

    Sorry, not sure how I commented twice! LOL I will blame the computer!

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ANNEMARIA6 5/4/2014 9:31PM

    I am glad you are feeling better, a two week headache must be awful! You will look so pretty at the wedding (you can't help it, you are pretty) As for weight , well if you lose the 20 pounds fabulous, if not the whole 20 then with all the exercise you will look good and definitely will feel better!
As for no info well I have had two daughters marry and each style was different, The youngset preferred to fly by the seat of her pants and it was a fun and really good wedding. our oldest planned all details to the nth degree and it was fun and good too but she was more stressed. So.... Just remember to have a great day! emoticon

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ANNEMARIA6 5/4/2014 9:30PM

    I am glad you are feeling better, a two week headache must be awful! You will look so pretty at the wedding (you can't help it, you are pretty) As for weight , well if you lose the 20 pounds fabulous, if not the whole 20 then with all the exercise you will look good and definitely will feel better!
As for no info well I have had two daughters marry and each style was different, The youngset preferred to fly by the seat of her pants and it was a fun and really good wedding. our oldest planned all details to the nth degree and it was fun and good too but she was more stressed. So.... Just remember to have a great day! emoticon

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LISASGONNADOIT 5/3/2014 10:02PM

    So sorry to hear you had a 2 week migraine, thankfully you are feeling better. Exciting time for you and your family. You can do it! Hopefully you will receive an invite soon!!!!!

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TERI-RIFIC 5/3/2014 4:56PM

    Go for it!! My daughter eloped! Talk about no info.
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Mother Of The Groom!

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Count Down 16 weeks to go until son’s wedding!

I’ve lost 6 pounds during this challenge so far. But tell me, where is the weight coming from? My rings are sliding around my fingers. So yes, my fingers are smaller. Maybe I can see improvement in my neck & collar area . Are my ankles & wrists smaller? Not sure, about that. Yet, I still have dimples on my knees and my stomach is still hanging out there. Well maybe not as bad Since my clothes fit better. emoticon

I know we can’t pick where the weigt comes off. Yet I am so ready to see my stomach not looking so bloated, my legs with a little more defined shape and not as much jiggly in the middle. So I keep plugging along.

I’m not one that looks for compliments. But I was thinking, I have never heard anyone say “Gee, your fingers are looking great!” emoticon

Anyways….on to my progress>>> I am still walking on the treadmill almost everyday. I have been limiting sugar, bread, cereal, crackers & pasta. Mostly eating vegetables, protein & limited fat. Not so much fruit only because I haven’t been doing the grocery shopping and there is none in the house.

I truly believe that staying active in Sparkpeople.com, setting small acheivable monthly goals and putting this challenge in a blog is helping me stay accountable. So I want to thank Spark for this web site, my teams and a special shout out to Fran & Teresa. emoticon

  
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FRANKLY5 4/12/2014 8:10PM

    You are the best!
Keep up the good work.
I will be back soon. I was having a little trouble with my boot straps but I think that I can pull my self up by them now.
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Fran

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ANNEMARIA6 4/11/2014 8:15PM

    Well I think your fingers are so CUTE! You will look gorgeous as mother of the groom. I have been mom of bride twice and was way fat both times but it sure was not about me anyway.
It is snowing today and we should get about 10 cm but the sun will melt that away soon. Isn't amazing how small losses really do add up? The weight you have dropped will soon add up to a whole clothing size and then not only will your fingers thank you! emoticon emoticon

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STARRSTYLIST 4/10/2014 9:30PM

    Dee you are so freaking cute..LOL And I think I have had somebody say, my fingers look smaller, or was I dreaming? WAIT, maybe it was me who said that LOL

You are so awesome to have in our team. I love having you there and just some one liners is all it takes sometimes. Thanks for joining and sticking to it.

Before you know it, you will be two sizes smaller and saying WOW where did it all go? I'm looking forward to sharing your excitement with you :)

See ya in the team :)

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T

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CALIPER4 4/8/2014 6:09PM

    Dee, I wanted to tell you.................. your fingers are looking pretty sexy! lol

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GARDENQE2 4/7/2014 1:32PM

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QUEENIEBELLE 4/6/2014 2:28PM

    You are doing great! It will eventually show all over- just keep at it. Have you tried keeping frozen fruit around for a smoothie? My favorite varieties are at Costco and Trader Joe's. There's only 2 of us so the fresh fruit is harder to keep around without spoiling. Very exciting about the approaching wedding! Have a great week. ~Sandi

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LISASGONNADOIT 4/6/2014 12:06PM

    Congratulations on 6 pounds lost! You will continue to see changes in your body. I think everything shifts and readjusts itself. You are doing fantastic!! I agree, this site is so helpful. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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The Countdown Continues.....

Sunday, March 23, 2014


Total Wedding Loss So Far emoticon emoticon emoticon 1/2

I walked 330 minutes - 19 miles.

I was a little worried about this morning's weigh in because there was a big family day at my daughters yesterday. I didn't keep track of what I ate and knew I had ate more than I should have. So let me tell you I was one happy Momma Bear when I stepped on the scales this morning and was down 1.5 pounds from last Sunday!! emoticon

This weeks plan: Continue with walking. I don't have any parties or any other social gatherings planned. So I won't have to worry about "NOT resisting" all that good food! I'll track my calories and try to get a few low carb days in. I'm not going to make or buy any baked goodies!

On to another week. Thank you for all for supporting me in my 20 week challenge. I couldn't do this without you!!!
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CALIPER4 3/28/2014 12:07AM

    You go girl!!!!!!!!!


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FRANKLY5 3/27/2014 10:59PM

    gosh if Sarah hadn't mentioned your Blog I would have missed it entirely. Good for you Blogging. I'll check your site out again.
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STARRSTYLIST 3/27/2014 9:40AM

    Phew I am out of breath now. :) (team joke) Girl do you know how PROUD I am of you? No matter what, you are and never give up. Keep it up, cause one day, you are going to look back and say WOW I DID IT!!!! Love you to pieces woman emoticon

GL this week...WE CAN DO THIS!!!!

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T

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NATURALLYME126 3/23/2014 9:37PM

    I didn't know you are doing a 20 week challenge. That is awesome! I am with you on making this week a good one. It is after all the last week of March. Here's to a "A+" last week of March friend! :)

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QUEENIEBELLE 3/23/2014 2:50PM

    Good job Dee! Yay you!! emoticon You have some great tactics in place. emoticon

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Wedding Count Down! 19 weeks to my son's wedding

Sunday, March 16, 2014

One week down: TWO pounds down!! emoticon emoticon

I'd like to say it was a piece of cake (wedding cake Hahaha)! But it wasn't easy!

EXERCISE: Last week I walked 304 minutes - 18 miles! My feet & ankles feel it too. But I'm going to continue to get the walking in every day.

FOOD: Some days I wanted to eat something sweet in the evening. This is a trait passed down from my Mother. But 5 out of the 7 days I did resist! There were only two days this past week that I went over my calorie range, and yes both of those days I had sweets (one day cookies another day a cupcake).

I have not had bread in quite a while. I bought Italian bread for a spaghetti family dinner. Yesterday I managed to toast 2 pieces for breakfast and had half of a PB&J for lunch. This was one of the days I went over my calorie range too.

PLANS FOR UPCOMING WEEK: Walking is a must. I will continue with walking at least 30 minutes every day. I am picking up my pace, which is a good thing! I will track my food and either work in a sweet treat or bread so that I stay within my calorie range every day. Better yet if I don't have either, but perfection---well --- I'll work on that another day. haha

  
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CALIPER4 3/24/2014 4:58PM

    Your doing great Dee! Keep it up sister!

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QUEENIEBELLE 3/22/2014 6:03PM

    Good job Dee! Sorry I didn't see this blog earlier. I have most of the alert features turned off so that means I need to check in on spark friends and sometimes I miss their blogs. Ditching the bread is a good idea. I did that for awhile and the weight came off way faster. I need to do that again! emoticon It won't be all that long and you'll be shopping for something to wear to the wedding- it will be fun!! All of your hard work is worth it. And yes- progress not perfection. HUGS.

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FRANKLY5 3/19/2014 11:15PM

    You are doing so well. I am vey proud of you. I need to get bread back out of my diet. I don't miss the sweets. I know if I eat one sweet thing the diet is toast. pardon the pun. I better get the bread out too or I am not going to lose that 20 pounds by July 27th.
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ANNEMARIA6 3/16/2014 11:30PM

    Good for you, This wedding sounds very important to you, you look too young to have a son marrying!
I had a pretty lax day as far as eating, we snowmobiled with our kids and grand kids over 30 miles and had a wiener roast midway, lots of fun and warm too, it was plus three here in Saskatchewan. So my calories are too high today and since I can not go back and relive today I am planning on staying within my range tomorrow! emoticon emoticon So no green beer for me! Happy St Patricks day!

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Wedding Count Down! 20 Weeks to my son's wedding

Sunday, March 09, 2014

emoticon My son & his "chosen" have been together 9 years. A 2015 wedding date was talked about in the beginning. Well the official word came yesterday - July 26, 2014.
Megan turns 30 this year and she wants a baby. So I believe that was the motivation to move up the date.

That is when the panic set in. "I can't get skinny in only 20 weeks!" emoticon
But I can lose some of this extra baggage. So I thought maybe if I put a blog out there in Cyber World I would have to be accountable to myself & anyone reading it. I mean after all....I don't want other people reading about how I can't manage to lose any weight. So here it goes.

This is my plan for this week:
#1 Walk every day 30 - 60 minutes (more if I can fit it in). emoticon
#2 Record all my food in the nutrition tracker and not exceed 1200 calories per day.
#3 Drink 8 or more glasses of water every day. emoticon

Next Sunday I'll give you a progress report, tell you what went right or what went wrong .
Here I go Week 1!!

  
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HONEYBEESBLISS 3/15/2014 9:24PM

    You can do it! And it's fun to have a wedding as your extra motivational push!
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CALIPER4 3/12/2014 7:20PM

    You can do this Dee, you will do great!



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STARRSTYLIST 3/10/2014 4:40PM

    Girl you can do it or pretty darn close to it. Just change things up a bit, don't stay with the same old thing, if you can, use different muscles each week, trick your body. And you KNOW we are all there for you in the team..LETS DO IT GIRL!!!

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T

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QUEENIEBELLE 3/10/2014 1:43PM

    Dee congratulations to your family! Exciting news. You absolutely WILL lose the 20 lbs.! I know you can do it! I just re-set my ticker this morning for 25 lbs. because I want to be 165 (from original 190) by the first day of Summer on June 21st. I am just so DONE with dragging this extra weight around on my short 5'0" self and I've set myself a deadline of 4 more Seasons and that's IT. First Day of Spring is Thurs 3/20 so next First Day of Spring 2015 I WILL be in the ranks of goal and on to maintaining!! Can you tell I'm ticked off with myself LOL. I am SO in this with you- let's really kick it to be rid of 20 lbs!!!!!!!!! We can do it together!!!!!!!!!! The wedding is a perfect incentive and I have my Season incentive. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Had to edit again- set the ticker for 25 lbs. Gee I already have 5 off LOL. Still have to get rid of 20 more! We can do it!

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FRANKLY5 3/9/2014 6:00PM

    OK I am in. 20 pounds in 20 weeks. And don't forget to chart your walking on the March challenge.
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