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Vacation?

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

So apparently a vacation from work also means a vacation from sparkpeople. SHAME on me! I still went to the gym Friday. I did race for the cure on Saturday. I didn't do anything on Sunday. I went to the gym on Monday and Tuesday. So, I was active. But my eating.... oh.... my eating.... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
Each day I was very aware that I was doing something bad. It still didn't stop me. I still ate like crap. Why? No idea. I avoided the scale on purpose! I knew I wouldn't like what I saw. I knew I'd gain. No amount of working out could erase the crap that I put in my mouth! Seriously! So today I bit the bullet.... put on my big girl pants and stepped on the scale! No shocker.... I gained. It's not as bad as I thought it might be.... but it's definitely a wake up call! emoticon Back on track! I'm going to make today awesome!! Here we go!!

Cheers to a great MAY!! emoticon
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May 2: 259.9
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May 8: 257.3
May 9: vacation?
May 10: didn't weigh?
May 11: avoided the scale?
May 12: what's my problem?
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CONFUSEDBIRD 5/15/2014 1:54PM

    You are back at it and that is what matters!

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HEALTH4LYFE 5/14/2014 8:49PM

    Good job on recognizing where you were and where you want to be. Taking a break from all that is a vacation and that's what you did! When not on vacation, keeping the goal in sight, instead of doing what I want now helps me get through some of those tempting times. I know you can do this. emoticon

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DEBBLO 5/14/2014 1:37PM

    Hey! After all that beating yourself up, you only gained 1 lb. Sometimes we need a break. Sometimes we lose track. Sometimes we go back to our horrible eating habits that got us here in the first place. BUT...the key is to STOP, RE-EVALUATE, AND GET BACK ON TRACK!! Take a deeeeep breath and begin again.
I know you can do it!!!
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And the scale said....

Thursday, May 08, 2014

"I'm still mad at you!" Popcorn for dinner... a large, buttered, movie theater popcorn.... yep... no wonder the scale was mad at me. So the scale didn't say what I wanted.... but a loss is a loss... the end. I'm not going to get upset or mad. I'm lighter than I was at the start of the week. I'm lighter than I was when I started this journey. I'm going to keep pushing, keep moving, keep going. That's that.


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AMANDAUNBIDDEN 5/13/2014 10:19AM

    Hey you lost a pound even with the popcorn splurge! I'd say that's pretty darn good considering you're probably holding onto some what weight from that salty popcorn. You're doing awesome with these consistent losses! Girl, keep rockin' it! You are definitely motivating me! emoticon

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HEALTH4LYFE 5/9/2014 9:21PM

    A loss is a loss, which for most of us here, is eons better than a gain. Keep up your great work. emoticon emoticon

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WONDERGALE 5/9/2014 2:26PM

    emoticon emoticon You got this!

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LIBRAWN24 5/8/2014 10:11PM

    Great job! I was scared of the scale today with my lack of movement this week. SOooo my next weigh in will be next Friday! ( A day late because my scedule is all over the place this week)

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PORSCAD 5/8/2014 9:55PM

    You go girl! You have a great attitude about it :)

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KLMAYS08 5/8/2014 8:10PM

    Tomorrow's a new day! You've got this!

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CONFUSEDBIRD 5/8/2014 6:36PM

    You win some you lose some, you aren't back where you started!

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Popcorn is not dinner

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

I had an excellent evening at the movie. But note to self... Popcorn is not dinner. While I managed to stay under my calorie goals, I doubt I reached my nutritional goals by having popcorn for dinner. I didn't bother looking at what my fat ended up being for the day. Ah well... it's fine. I had a great night at the movies. We watched "The Other Woman". Very funny! I enjoy Leslie Mann. She cracks me up.

Off to the gym I go. My weigh official weigh in (where I change my weight on all my trackers) is tomorrow and the scale was mad at me this morning for the dinner I had last night...



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LIBRAWN24 5/8/2014 10:08PM

    popcorn is one of the reasons I avoid the theater now. I don't care if it's 10am and I just ate breakfast something doesn't seem complete in the experience with the popcorn :)

That movie looks like it will be good!

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4MEKELL 5/7/2014 7:32PM

    I went with my girlfriends to watch "The Other Woman". Very good movie. Now I can't wait for "Tammy" to come out in July! I have watched that trailer 6 times today alone! I love Melissa McCarthy! emoticon

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My two hobbies...

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

I'm a busy girl... I work 45-50 hr weeks, I workout 1-2 hours per day and I have two kids. So it's not often that I get to take a break and/or have time to. But for my own happiness I make the time to have fun and enjoy my hobbies. I like reading books. I am a member of a fabulous book club that meets once every 6 weeks to relax, drink wine and chat about life and a little about the book we read together. It's fun and not too overwhelming because it's spaced out far enough that I can get it read with my busy schedule. The other thing I try to do once a month is go to a movie with the girls. We generally go on a Tuesday cause the tickets are cheaper and who has something planned on a Tuesday night? Not a lot of people... Those are my standard hobbies... movies and books. Tonight is movie night! I'm excited!! We are going to see "The Other Woman" which I hear is hilarious!

This journey is hard. So, it's important to have hobbies, interests or something fun to help break up your time! Don't let the fun slip to the back burner! Enjoy life!!



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WEARINGTHIN 5/9/2014 2:31AM

    Good luck with your continuing activities. You lead a far busier life than me. Thanks also, for your congrats on my leveling out of my weight gain, and even having a loss. Glenn

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WANTSRECOVERY 5/6/2014 11:45PM

    Love this post. I was getting down about how busy I am and grumpy. Thank you for the reminder to fit in fun! emoticon

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CONFUSEDBIRD 5/6/2014 1:36PM

    Good to hear you do things for yourself and get out despite your busy life!

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Reflection on my journey thus far...

Monday, May 05, 2014

I started this journey the first time around with a goal to get healthy for my future children. I was motivated and successful. I made great friends on this amazing website. I got many compliments as people noticed my success. 50 pounds were lost. It was amazing. Then life really happened. It's a funny thing... you can feel like you've accomplished so much... then you have kids. At a certain point, you give up control to these little wonders who take up so much of your attention and time and it's worth every single second.
Xavier just turned 5. Arabella will be 3 in August.

Your kids can only be your excuse for so long. I work 45-50 hour weeks. I have two amazing kids. My life is busy. While I've had great intentions to always keep on track and recommit and say the right things.... I never did the right thing. That's how I got to 283 pounds. The heaviest I've ever been (even while pregnant). Excuses.... we all have them.... when do they stop? When do you get off the couch and spring into action?

For me, it was when I stepped on the scale and saw the largest number I had ever seen. I knew.... I just knew.... I HAD TO CHANGE. Not just say the words.... but actual DO IT!!



After some self reflection I realized my attitude towards every day can impact my choices. If I allow the obstacles of every day to be my excuse... I'd never change. If I focused on the negatives, I'd never change. Committing to making POSITIVITY my focus was KEY! More than the weight. More than the commitment to counting calories. My attitude, outlook, perspective had to be number ONE.

I start each morning listening to K-LOVE ("positive encouraging K-LOVE"). While I'm not necessarily a "religious" person, I enjoy the positive messages that this station provides. They had a challenge at the start of the year to only listen to K-Love for 30 days. I found myself smiling by the time I got to work. Something so simple as the music you listen to, can make a difference. From there, I force myself throughout the day to focus on the positives. My life is not perfect.... but I do have a lot to be grateful for. I have an amazing husband. I have two beautiful children. That's more than a lot of people have. So for that I'm grateful for the day. See.... ball rolling... I'm on the positive track... keep moving.... this propels me to want to take care of myself.... to feel as good physically as I do mentally....

Fast forward and here we are... it's May! I'm down over 25lbs.... and I feel good. I'm HAPPY! I'm thankful. I'm still moving. I'm still motivated. I'm excited for what the future holds.

CHOOSE YOUR ATTITUDE! CHOOSE TO BE POSITIVE! That's the secret to success!

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4MEKELL 5/5/2014 8:39PM

    emoticon Keep up the great work!

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CONFUSEDBIRD 5/5/2014 2:27PM

    You got this! Keep the ball rolling!

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C8TSON 5/5/2014 1:02PM

    Great blog and great attitude! emoticon emoticon Keep up the good work!

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HEATHERDIAN 5/5/2014 11:33AM

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MOVINGALONG78 5/5/2014 10:52AM

    Great job and your kids are adorable!

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TRAVELGO 5/5/2014 10:49AM

  Great blog!

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