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Week Forty-Four Weigh-In Day

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Hmmm. I seem to have missed a few weeks...

Well, things got tough. It started shortly after my last weigh-in blog at the end of September when I discovered the candy bar at the 7-Eleven around the corner. Ugh. I've never been one for gummies or sours, but I started buying them by the bagful. There were about 3 weeks where I could think of little else. Even old favourites like nachos and French fries seemed unappealing to me in comparison.

I got my news about my A1C, which was very good (5.3), and maybe that made me cocky.

Also, my mother's birthday weekend was in there at the start of October, and everyone was predictably shocked and amazed at my progress. Some people I had not seen since Christmas, and they could not believe it. So I got bold. Had too much cake, too much candy, too much...everything.

I DID manage to turn it around. There were 3 weeks with no movement on the scale, or slight upwards movement, but things have stabilized and begun heading downward once again.

Since my last weigh-in, I have lost 5.6 lb, for a total of 53.8 lb lost this year.

I now weigh 163.2 lb, which amazes me. I've got less than 25 lb to lose before I reach my goal. It makes me feel giddy.

Other good news is that I finally started the Couch-to-5k program. I bought a pair of good running shoes and am in the middle of week 4. It's getting tough, but I would like to run a 5k race soon. Maybe early spring. We'll see.

So, to sum up: I was bad, down in the dumps, stalled and eating massive amounts of candy. But I turned it around, and I feel GREAT!

Have a lovely day!

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BEACHCALSIX 11/6/2014 12:48PM

    Wow! emoticon job! These are hard months as far as dieting goes. I've been struggling too, had way too much halloween candy and tempted to grab more every time I see a leftover bowl of it. Hanging steady though! You should be really proud to have gotten through that hurdle, not everyone makes it out without a gain! emoticon emoticon
We can beat these holidays, let's push through!!

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FOR_THE_DUDES 11/6/2014 10:06AM

    Wow! When you were describing your single-minded pursuit of candy, I thought for sure you would have gained some weight. But no! You are a machine. So glad to have read this.

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BRAINYBLONDE5 11/6/2014 9:35AM

  WOOHOO YOU ARE SO INCREDIBLE! I am so happy for you and proud of your hard work! even though you fell off the wagon so to speak, you got right back up and at it!

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FITWITHIN 11/6/2014 9:29AM

    Congratulations! Your doing a fantastic job on your journey. Well done with the A1C results.

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Week Thirty-Eight Weigh-In Day

Thursday, September 25, 2014

After a so-so week food and exercise-wise, I was pleased to weigh in at 168.8 lb this morning, down 0.8 lb for the week and 48.2 lb since the start of the year.

Yesterday was kind of rough (it ended with me at the 7-Eleven buying a bag of 5 cent candies) and the weekend is filled with social obligations, but I feel sort of prepared.

I went for my bloodwork today and will get my latest A1C reading next Thursday. I don't feel I did quite as good over the past three months as at the start of the year, but the results won't be anything outrageous or anything. I'm still medication free and doing well.

And for those who recall the saga of the red 90s jeans from a few months ago...here are the replacement jeans I got this week...in a size 14!! Woohoo!!

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BEACHCALSIX 9/29/2014 11:07AM

    emoticon You are rocking those jeans!! emoticon

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FOR_THE_DUDES 9/26/2014 10:25AM

    I still dress every day like it is 1994. The new pants make you look so modern. But at least your shoes would not have been out of place in the '90's. (Hehe.)

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USMAWIFE 9/25/2014 11:04PM

    congrats on your progress

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ARKAIOS 9/25/2014 12:58PM

    AWESOME! You're doing FANTASTIC!

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BUMBLEBEE-RN 9/25/2014 12:16PM

    38 weeks?! Congratulations -- I am so impressed. Keep going!

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Week Thirty-Seven Weigh-In Day

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Another great week, filled with everyone...and I mean EVERYONE...noticing once again that I look and feel fabulous! I ran into a few people who had not seen me in several months, and they really did not recognize me. I also performed "feats of derring do" around the office by leaping up on counters and such.

This morning I weighed in at 169.6 lb, down 1.4 lb since last week and 47.4 lb since the start of the year.


It sure is nice to see the 160s!

I have just 30 pounds to lose before I reach my goal weight. I cannot express in words how good THAT feels. My goal weight has always seemed so far away. I am even thinking about revising my goal weight down, but I don't think I'll officially do that for a bit. I need to see how things shape up (so to speak) as I get closer.

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BEACHCALSIX 9/19/2014 1:05PM

    emoticon emoticon on reaching the 160s!! Another goal reached!! emoticon

It's such an amazing feeling to see people you haven't seen in awhile and see the looks on their faces LOL

Have a great Friday!!

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EGRABAL 9/18/2014 11:01AM

    Woo Hoo!
Good for you!

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Week Thirty-Six Weigh-In Day

Thursday, September 11, 2014

As many of you know, I've been on a real downward spiral for months. Since January, in fact. Every week, I seem to sink lower and lower.

Well, this week, I hit a new low: I am OVERWEIGHT.

I seriously never expected this.


I am finally out of the OBESE category on the BMI!


This morning I weighed in at 171 lb, down 2.8 lb from last week, and down 46 lb for the year.

I always figured the magic number was 169, but if I enter my stats in metric (lovely lovely metric!), then I get a BMI of 29.9 this week.

Turns out I am not actually 5'3", but 161 cm. Big difference!

Anyhow, thank you all for your continued support. I don't say it often enough, but seeing all those "likes" and reading about your lives and struggles and victories is ALWAYS inspirational.


Spark On, my friends!

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BEACHCALSIX 9/12/2014 11:34AM

    emoticon emoticon !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What a great achievement, you hit an awesome goal! emoticon
and 46 pounds since january doesn't seem like a downward spiral to me :D heehee
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LIZBOYLAN65 9/11/2014 1:29PM

    YAY! Way to go! So happy for you! emoticon emoticon

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FOR_THE_DUDES 9/11/2014 11:28AM

    So excited for you, such a terrific accomplishment. And so jealous of you Canadians and your metric system. You guys have it all.

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Happy Sweat

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

This is just to say that I am having a really good week.

Got in the best workout of the year last night, hence the "happy sweat" above.

Made a breakthrough of sorts re: recent poor eating habits.

Am actually no longer obese...but ssshhhhh...gonna make that announcement official at my weigh-in later this week.

Went online shopping today for a truckload of new fall clothes.


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BEACHCALSIX 9/10/2014 12:48PM

    aargh! The suspense is killing me! lol, jk, I'll wait for your weightloss blog.
That looks like an awesome sweat, emoticon

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VEG954 9/9/2014 8:32PM

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Doesn't that feel better than a binge tastes?

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FOR_THE_DUDES 9/9/2014 8:15PM

    What a great accomplishment (that we don't know about until the end of the week)! And that is what I call a happy, healthy photo.

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