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Week 3 Weigh In

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

I didn't make it into the 250's this week as I was hoping. I missed it by .2 pounds. C'mon, .2 pounds... what the heck?!?! It's the fat telling me that it's still in control.

We'll see... we'll see... (throw in an evil laugh here)

Even though I didn't get into the 250's and I can't celebrate the 10 lbs lost just yet I'm happy with 1.2 pounds lost as I know that it's more in line with what to expect. Although I would have loved to maintain the 3.8 or 4.8 loss each week, I know that those numbers aren't realistic nor are they healthy. I just need to accept the fact that it didn't take me 6 months to get to this weight, it took 10 years. If it takes me even 3 years to lose what I want, I'm ok with that. I'll just relish the loss each week and take it one day at a time.

I've learned that it's all about choices. I choose to get healthy, I choose to eat better, I choose to live a longer, healthier life.

I'm a very hard headed, stubborn person when I get my mind locked in on something. I'm confident this time that I WILL NOT FAIL, I WILL NOT GIVE IN, I WILL SUCCEED!

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HEATHERL219 5/5/2010 6:34PM

    emoticon Just because you didn't get there with this weigh in, doesn't mean that you won't get there. And you're definitely right, it took time to put the weight on, it's going to take some time coming off, I'm just so impatient sometimes as well! All of your hard work is paying off, and you know what, I was told that the slower it comes off, the longer it stays away! :) From what I've read so far, you seem to be doing great and of course, there will always be obstacles, but you can overcome them and keep truckin' as I like to say! We'll get there! I'm adding you as a spark friend as well! Thank you for commenting on my blog, the support means a lot to me! :) emoticon

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It's been tough...

Monday, May 03, 2010

I zoomed past the first 2 weeks without even so much as blinking. This week however has been tough. I've had the urge to eat more than my calories just about every night and have managed to ignore it. I can't say that it was actual physical hunger, I didn't have any rumbling in my stomach or anything, but there was a message I was getting from my brain that I needed to eat something and eat a lot of it!
Last night I ended up eating a granola bar which put me slightly over on fat for the day by like 3g. Not really a day breaker by any means.
I also actually went out and walked a mile yesterday morning around the neighborhood and felt pretty good.
I'm so close to busting through the 260's and getting into the 250's I can't wait!! I think that I'll set some mini-goals at the 10 pound marks. We'll see how well I do.
Good luck everyone and good health!

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VRCATON 5/3/2010 8:40PM

    Much success to you on reaching your goals!

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WISCHZHD6 5/3/2010 2:32PM

    You can do it! The hardest part for me is that I feel the need to eat late at night when I get off of work because that's when I used to eat the most. I noticed that now that I'm very active I don't always have those urges out of boredom to eat. It will get better! It's hard at first because it's like an addiction we're trying to kick. Just like people who smoke or drank too much. Food was my drug! Stay positive, get rid of any junk that might be at home. I noticed that by spending money at the grocery store on the right foods, I didn't have money left to buy fast food.

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EMOREL 5/3/2010 8:36AM

    You have a very good attitude towards getting healthy! I like the idea of setting mini-goals.

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TINYC887 5/3/2010 7:05AM

    you can do it, one day at a time

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Week 2 Weigh In

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Woo Hoo!! Down another 3.8 pounds! I weighed myself like 4 times, b/c I didn't believe the scale. I'm pretty surprised at the amount of weight I've dropped in 2 weeks (about 8 lbs.) I've been sticking with the amount of calories suggested by the tracker and I'm not doing a bunch of physical activity to burn off a slew of cals so I'm not sure why I've lost this much already.

I must have really been over the top with the amount of food I ate prior to joining SparkPeople. I've definitely made some smarter choices with what I eat though.

It's also rubbing off on the wife and my little one. My daughter is always asking if this food or that food is healthy.

I know the weight loss will slow down and I should average about the 1-3 a week, but until then, I'm not complaining.

My next hurdle is to get up a little earlier in the morning and do some walking or step on the Wii. We'll see how that goes!

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DMURPH409 4/28/2010 3:28PM

    Thanks for the support guys! That's my hope Erin! Good luck to you! I know you can do it!

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WISCHZHD6 4/28/2010 12:26PM

    Way to go big brother!!!! Keep up the good work! By the time we see each other in October, we won't recognize each other!!! LOL emoticon emoticon

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JUSTDUCKY1405 4/28/2010 12:12PM


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TINYC887 4/28/2010 9:27AM

    congrats and way to go

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PRIN1978 4/28/2010 7:53AM

    Congratulations on your loss! You're doing great!! Keep up the fantastic work! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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RIDLEYRIDER 4/28/2010 6:54AM

  Excellent!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KILA1228 4/28/2010 6:41AM

    emoticon on the weight loss!!!!!!!!!

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DWHEATLEY 4/28/2010 6:40AM


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weigh in tomorrow!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Here I am, 1 day away from 2 weeks of eating healthy. I have to say that so far, so good. I've been hungry 1 day just before dinner so overall, I can't say that that's too bad.

I'm still trying to get motivated to get up and move! I have a Wii fit that needs to get some use, plus I can walk around the neighborhood before I goto work in the morning, just need to get my butt outta bed and get going.

I've contemplated joining planet fitness since I have one about a mile from work. I could go in early and get some exercise in, or I could do it after work. Or heck, if I'm that motivated I could do both!

I'm in it to win it no matter what this time. I will not stop until I reach my goal! I CAN do it, I WILL do it!! (sounds like I'm getting pumped up for a football game or something!)

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JUSTDUCKY1405 4/27/2010 1:17PM

    Pump away... you go man!!!

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JUSTA123 4/27/2010 7:24AM

    Pumped up is good! idea's sound great, i find exercise first thing in morning gets me going for the day! emoticon

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New way of thinking...

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Today as I was driving to work, I had an 'Aha moment'. The odd thing is that it's something so simple yet powerful.

When I think about the way I felt about food, I felt that I lived to eat. It became like a hobby for me. I couldn't wait to get up and eat something, or I couldn't wait to get home, order a pizza and see how much of it I could stuff in my face. I know that I ate because I enjoyed eating. I felt that endorphin rush when I started ripping into a pizza, or that double cheeseburger. Then I would feel awful afterwards since I was overstuffed only to repeat the cycle again the next day. That's how I got to the point that I am now.

Today I made the conscious decision to change the way that I think. It's not going to be easy, I'll have my bad days but I WILL win the battle. Today I start to EAT TO LIVE. Eating should be like breathing. You're not going to breathe extra fast to store up the air in case you run out later, you only breathe as much as you need to stay alive. That's what I need to change, I need to only eat as much food as I need to stay alive and healthy.

It's crazy how things can hit you like that when you're not expecting and it's crazy how flipping a few words around can make such a difference.

Today I no longer live to eat, today, I eat to live!

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UPFORFUN03 4/26/2010 7:56AM

    Good thought. How much better life would be if that was always the way we looked at things!

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TINYC887 4/22/2010 3:25PM

    excellent point

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FREESTONEBABE08 4/22/2010 12:21PM

    Thanks for that, I love it!
I've heard it, but you brought new meaning to it with the 'breathing' bit.

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KBEERY 4/22/2010 12:14PM


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SONNYG1 4/22/2010 12:13PM

    Outstanding thought. I think I'll try that out on myself to see how it fits. Good luck with your efforts.

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