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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

...I'm going to bed hungry, is that a good thing?
I hit my calorie goal and did a 30-minute work-out.
I think this is a good thing as I've probably been eating double, if not triple, the amount of calories I should have been over the last two weeks.
When I think about the cookies, the bread, the desserts, the pizza, the fried food, etc that I just PILED into my mouth...it makes me sick.

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EBRETTRUBIN 8/23/2012 3:00AM

    Thanks guys. I like the hot tea idea. I travel a lot for work, so I don't have access to a a lot of things... but hot tea is doable. I try to drink water...I do...but I find it so frustrating! I like drinking it out of fun bottles though, so I try to carry a water bottle with me as often as possible.

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SHARONPENNING 8/21/2012 2:59AM

    or hot herbal tea. Good Earth is a favorite of mine. Sweet and spicy, nothing added, just naturally flavorful! If the hunger is still bothering you try warm broth (about 5-10 calories a cup, watch out for sodium though, low or no salt is better. Anyway, warmth makes you feel satisfied sooner. emoticonGood night all!!

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ZRIE014 8/21/2012 1:18AM

  the best thing that you can do is drink water. emoticon

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Here I go again...

Monday, August 20, 2012

Well, after a two-week vacation and LORD knows how many calories...I thought I'd give this thing another try.
It hasn't quite been a year since I last posted, but it might as well have been.
A LOT has changed since I last wrote.
Mainly, I left Las Vegas and have been working as a "road warrior" (aka traveling consultant) for the last eight months.
My job is to order In-Room Dining.
I know, I know, rough life...but it is if you're trying to lose weight.
I try to be good and go to the gym every day, but I get exhausted from work and travel and end up just plotzing and grabbing food on the run (THE WORST).

On my 26th birthday (5/29) I decided to set a goal of being "127 by 27." When I weighed myself on my birthday I was just over 140lbs. I then think I lost about 2 pounds the first month, stayed the same the second month, and well the third month I must be back to my original weight if not heavier.

BUT, the goal still stands: 127 by 27. Let's DO THIS!


Happy Post-Thanksgiving

Saturday, November 26, 2011

At first I found it very ironic that I haven't been on this website for over a year, and I come back the night after thanksgiving...but then I started thinking about it and it all makes sense.
About three weeks after my last post (Oct 2010), I met my boyfriend (now ex-boyfriend). It's not surprising that when you meet someone and start to fall in love, you stop focusing on tracking what you eat and how much you exercise. I no longer "NEEDED" spark people to motivate me because I had Mike. I wanted to look good for him. Well that lasted for a couple of months, and then came the "I'm comfortable with you" phase for the next 8 or so months. Well, now that we are broken up (still friends, and totally for the best), I'm back to trying to look good FOR ME!

I should let all of you know that in March of this year I actually suffered a bad knee injury and tore my ACL in a competitive kickball league (no jokes, please!). For five months I weighed my options, tried physical therapy, gave up high-heals, gave up working out, and soon found out that surgery was my only course of action.

I went under the knife in August and just last week was cleared by my doctor to give running/stair-master/bikes/ellipticals a try. I've been doing physical therapy 3x a week for the last three months and have been trying to eat super healthy during that time. Luckily for me I didn't BLOW UP, but I also didn't really lose any weight. I'm almost exactly where I started right before my knee surgery, which is about three pounds more than I was 13 months ago when I last blogged. I guess 3 pounds in one year isn't BAD--but I wish it went the other way!

I've started a weight loss blog on tumblr--so I'm not sure how much I'll update this blog, but maybe a copy/paste type thing?

To all of you out there reading my blogs--tell me about what success stories you've had in the last year! We all have things to be thankful for.


Back on Track...I hope

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

SO, I'm well aware that my last few posts have been something along the same lines...
I get back on my diet for a few days or a week, and then I end up stopping again.
I know, it's not good...but it's better than never coming back, right?
It's hard and it sucks, and I'm going to rant for a little bit, but I really do appreciate everyone's support and I hope that this time really is the last time that I write a blog like this...

So, today I decided to start up my serious diet/exercise routine again. I haven't really been watching what I ate or doing my workouts in oh...a month or two? Sad, I know, but between moving and then getting settled and then traveling, I've just been all over the place.

I realized that while I wasn't gaining too much weight (3 pounds over 2 months)...I also wasn't loosing any. AND, if I kept this up for a year, that would be 18 pounds! I know, that's a little dramatic, but it could happen. I really just had no care or concern for what I was eating and kept telling myself that not going to the gym wasn't a "big deal."

Friends and family still look at my photos on facebook and tell me that I look fabulous--which I appreciate, and by all means keep the compliments coming! BUT, as someone who sees myself every day, and sees ALL of myself every day, I need to get back in shape.

So, today I did something about it. I tried to go back to my 1400 calorie diet, and while I went a over. BUT, I know I ate a lot less than what I had been. I have no idea how many calories I was eating each day for the last two months or so, but I'm kind of glad I don't. It's scary to think that I could have easily been eating 3,000+ calories a day. EASY. I portioned out my snacks/cereals/pasta and saw that what I had been eating was 3, sometimes 4x the amount that I should have been. THAT is how you gain weight.

It's hard to constantly watch what you eat and it SUCKS that I will never be able to just let go and not face any consequences, but such is life. I enjoyed what I ate for the last two months, but now it's time to get back on track. I'm giving myself a pre-new year's resolution and I'm excited for it.

9 pounds by December 31st. That's only like .75 pounds a week (3 pounds a month). It's doable and I WANT to make it happen.

Things to bring back:

Portion Control
Things to (try to) eliminate:

Fried Food
Alcohol (I'll allow myself a few beers on Sunday during football)
Late night eating

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POORGIRL_DIET 12/18/2010 10:23PM

    You can do it, anything is possible!!

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TRIXI_SRA 10/6/2010 2:19PM

    I just got myself out of a slump! I gave up for one month and gained 5lbs! Ive lost 4 in the last few days, they came off pretty easily after I started kicking it like crazy. I got a heart rate monitor, it really helps me realize how many calories im ACTUALLY burning rather than just assuming! I really recomend it! Keep up the good work! :)

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JEGRANT 10/5/2010 12:59PM

    Best of luck! I'm trying to get back on track as well.....I've been slacking off A LOT over the past 3 months or so, and I've managed to gain six pounds! So I decided as of October I was going to get back on track! It's great to set goals for yourself like you did. I've set some monthly goals that I better stick to!!
I'm sure you'll have the weight off in no time!!

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INA_SONKA 10/5/2010 12:41PM

    I'm in the same boat! I just joined a challenge in one of my spark teams to help motivate myself to get going again. I remember how much better I felt when I was eating well! Good luck!

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ANNESTARR 10/5/2010 1:59AM

    I love your enthusiasm to re-engage-it's great! I'm sure you know there's no "want to" or "luck" involved in your success though--you either do it or you don't. It all comes down to thousands of choices, all of which are yours to make. That's the great thing about being an adult, and that's the tough thing about being an adult. You're a strong person--you CAN do this!! My best to you! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Back, hopefully for good.

Monday, August 09, 2010

So it has been 2 months since my last entry, and for those last 2 months I was pretty much maintaining...until the last couple of weeks. I just moved, and in doing so ate a lot of food "on the go." Also known, as Fast Food. That, coupled with NOT working out, did not help me maintain.
SO, now that I'm back to a consistent 131...it's time to get back in shape. I was a consistent 128 for like almost two months, so I know I can do it...I just need to get back there (which is the hardest part).

Truth be told, what caused me to get down to 128 in the first place was a hear-wrenching break-up. People respond to break-ups in different way. For me, I don't eat. I just get nauseous whenever I try to eat...so I don't.

So, with that being said, the fact that I put on some weight, and started eating consistently again...is a good thing, right? It means I'm over the guy. Well, yes and no. It is good in that sense, but now I need to get on the eating HEALTHY track again. So, here it goes!

Wish me luck :)

ALSO: I'm super proud of all of my sparkpeople friends who have been doing GREAT while I've been slacking. Very proud!!!

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POORGIRL_DIET 9/16/2010 11:36PM

    The hardest part is admitting that you made a mistake so you will get back to where you were!! emoticon

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LEMONILLA 8/18/2010 5:13PM

    I had the same problem, I was consistent at 117 lbs since february, then these last two-three weeks with traveling and the carnival around Im up 3 pounds. Sigh, and they are stubborn pounds, that and i slacked off from working out for a while.

Yes its time to get back in shape, goodluck in your journey, you will be at your goal in no time

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ANMRUNNER 8/10/2010 6:38AM

    Glad you're back!! You'll be back on track in no time and seeing that scale drop again!

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YOGINI_JACKIE 8/9/2010 11:34PM

    Welcome back! I have left SP for periods of time and I always feel better when I'm on here--even when I'm maintaining. If anything, I want to be a help to others!

Glad you're here, and have a good night!

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EBRETTRUBIN 8/9/2010 9:09PM

    Thanks for the comments! I love this site, it's so motivating :)

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RACUCC 8/9/2010 9:05PM

  Good for you! The hardest part seems to be to get back "on" this thing when things haven't been going right. It's so easy to just say tomorrow, I'll do it tomorrow. Good for you for putting a halt to it and jumping back on. You never know what guy will be around the corner. There are some good ones out there, we just have to sift through the others so that we will appreciate them. I know you know all that though.

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    Good Luck!!!

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