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A couple of weeks' worth...

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

I can't remember my 7/18 weigh-in.

I do remember last week. It was 145.5. Down a pound! Hallelujah!!

I hated today's weigh-in. It was 148! CRAP! But we did go out to eat last night and I was not using my brain when I read the menu. I'll confess: Chicken Pot Pie. Yum.

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On the other hand, I'm feeling like I want to workout again, and workout hard, and set some new goals. Today I wanted to workout to keep my mental state healthy. (When I start skipping workouts I start to feel pissy about everything, mostly my job.) So today I went to the gym and ran on the treadmill. And this afternoon I'm doing a walking video with my co-worker.

My favorite thing I've seen on Pinterest is this saying:
Tears, sweat, or the ocean - Salt water can cure just about anything.

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Sigh. 146.5 again.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

I'm being SO DANG accountable. And yet, nothing's happening.

Let's see... over the weekend I did have 2 glasses of red wine at a party. And two doughnuts on my son's birthday. But otherwise I'm pretty sure I have stayed within calorie ranges.

It's AF week so maybe that 146.5 means I'm really lower than that! Fingers crossed! I will keep trying!!

  
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JILLITA55 7/11/2012 2:09PM

    I like your smile!

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146.5 today

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Wednesday weigh-in. Boo. Last week we were on vacation so I didn't have a scale.

This week I gained 1/2 lb. oh well. Better luck next week.

  
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LRK4CHRIST 7/4/2012 3:59PM

    That's not bad. U were in vacation. I put on a lb while on my vacation. LOL! Continue to work it out and you'll be fine.

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ELRIDDICK 7/4/2012 3:55PM

  Not bad for being on vacation!!!

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Wednesday Weigh-In: 146

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

There. I did it. I am being accountable.

*woo*

For reference, I am 5'1". 146 is where I've been, where I started, and a number I have grown to dislike quite a bit.

I didn't take measurements today but maybe once a month I'll post those, as well.

Let's see if I can lose one pound by next week!!

  
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TAYLORAT 6/20/2012 7:58PM

    :( You can do it! It is a new week. If you can pull off a 1 lb loss, you might feel encouraged to continue. That is how I stay motivated. I have gained, and it is so disappointing when that happens! Hpe you can get that scale to move! emoticon emoticon

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HSMOM2FOUR 6/20/2012 6:00PM

    Woo hoo! you did it!! :)
Great job!!
Here's to losing that 1 lb by next week!!

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Sparkly People, I really NEED your help

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Hi there!

I've been absent-ish, again. I do this. I go into SP-hiding when I don't get my exercising done. *embarrased*

Last week I worked out Monday. and that was it.

This week I'm starting today.

On and on it goes.

Spark Peeps, I've been doing this now for a year and a half and I'm not getting anywhere. I've been very discouraged lately. Trying not to beat myself up, because I know, its LIFE, but good grief! Two Years!! I still can focus on my POSITIVES:
--I drink water now... --I lost one inch in my waist... -- My grey pants fit... -- I have a gym membership... -- I am less stressed.... and those are great, but they aren't the main goal. The main goal is to lose these 15 pounds so that my BMI declares me "healthy."

I've discovered recently that my eating habits are similar to my Dad's... which are terrible. I tend to do the same things that drive me crazy in him. Eating too fast. Eating too much and not stopping. I'm trying hard to work on these.

I've wondered if I need to go join Weight Watchers so there's accountability.... but I could have that here, WITH YOUR HELP.

I'm going to start Wednesday weekly weigh-in posts on my blog. I AM. And I want you guys to INSIST that I do them. Would you? Every Wednesday, if you are my friend, would you come to my page and say, "WHERE ARE YOUR NUMBERS?" Maybe that is the kick in the pants I need. So this starts tomorrow!!!

Or, if there's a great team you're on that has a weigh-in, please tell me in the comments. In fact, HIT ME: give me your favorite tips and tricks in the comments, would you?

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BRIDGIEEE 6/20/2012 10:57AM

    My suggestion would be to join a challenge team so that way you are held accountable for your workouts and weigh-ins. The two I'm on (Biggest Loser & 5% Summer Challenge) both just started but there will be sign ups again in the fall, if you're interested. If you go to the Spark Teams page there is a section for "challenges" and you might find one that you can join right now. It definitely helps me!

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MOSTMOM1 6/20/2012 10:43AM

    Can you do something to make it fun? How about starting a little streak? See if you can go five days in a row with at least ten minutes of exercise. It's a start and sometimes that's all it takes.

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TAYLORAT 6/19/2012 9:31AM

    I started weighing in every Friday morning. I enter that number on this site, whatever the number is...water gain, whatever. I actually weigh myself every day. I do this to reward myself or to back off eating and exercise more...depending on which way the scale is moving. I bloat up after the weekend because I don't "diet" on those days. That is why I weigh in on Friday. I keep a strict diet throughout the week, which is easy for me b/c I have to focus at work. That has been working for me. I did have a week recently where I actually gained (Memorial Day weekend). However, slow and steady by being accountable most days has worked for me. But, I have been very disciplined on my "diet" days and I go very low calorie, as close to 1200 as I can. Sometimes, I eat 1700 or 1800, but I strive for 1200. Hope this is helpful.

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