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long month

Monday, March 19, 2012

So, been working but not blogging. I actually lost some weight--6.4 since starting WW. Not spectacular, but at least it is downward. We travel a lot, eat out on weekends with friends--it's no excuse, but it is fact.

Still working, and thinking through how to participate in the wedding weekend coming up. I can do it...

  
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ELISOS 3/21/2012 2:36PM

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FITFORMYFAMILY 3/20/2012 1:28PM

    I agree... You can do it! It's been exciting to see you posting losses again. Keep up the good work!

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A new day

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Well, it's been a long time since I posted. Still trying to find the key, yes, but I remembered that once in the past when I was doing WW, I tried to reduce carbs--the whites and heavies--and had some success. To that end, I have tried this over the past week; my last WI was on Feb 11 until today--we were out of town last weekend. In that 10 days, I lost 1.5 lbs--pretty good for a slow-poke like me. It's more than the usual 1/2 per week that I'm so tired of posting. So, I'm going to stick with it. I think I'm eating too many calories though, so I'm going back to charting meals on SP to see my calorie count vs. carb count.

Today is Ash Wednesday--the start of 40 days of Lent. I'm not depriving myself, but I am going to pledge to avoid sweets--as snacks or as desserts. I did this a couple years ago and it served not only a purpose for Lent of feeling some pain as we relive Christ's journey, but I felt proud that I could manage it and not screw it up. I really pledged myself to monitoring just that one thing and it paid off, emotionally as well as at the scale.

So, that is the plan. My goal is to succeed.

  
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ELISOS 2/26/2012 9:12PM

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FITFORMYFAMILY 2/22/2012 11:52AM

    I was happy for you when I saw the loss that you posted. Excellent! I imagine that your Lent commitment will help with your weight loss goals, too. It's amazing how much the feeling of success can help you toward even more success. I think this will be a great 40 days for you!

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Still trying to find the key

Sunday, February 05, 2012

Yep, I knew it, I knew it...I blew it! I expected a gain and I got one. Really, other people do this...I am just not commited to the process. I am recommiting to my WW plan and I am going to work at it...journal, plan, plan, exercise, plan, mind eating out, plan.

Potential problems for this week: Dinner out Monday at a meeting, out of town overnight on Wednesday (that means eating out all day Wed & Thurs), missing my regular gym appt on Wed morning.

Potential solutions: Plan, plan, plan for eating out. Monday is easier, We/Th harder since I have no idea where we will be going. I will take exercise clothes with me and can get on the treadmill at night--just not a morning person and my meetings start at 8.

For now, this is what I can do. I am planning our home meals today for the remainder of the week--unsure of weekend plans at this point. Still trying to find the key. emoticon

  
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ELISOS 2/6/2012 10:57PM

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TRUNKJUNK 2/5/2012 8:37PM

    Sounds like you have a very viable plan. When you go out of town and you go to the restaurants ask the waiter what do they have or reccommend for you as you're on WW. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised of the choices you will be given.

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FITFORMYFAMILY 2/5/2012 8:21PM

    I think you're more committed than you give yourself credit for, and I also think the planning will help. I hope you have a great week!

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TARAANDRUSS 2/5/2012 4:06PM

    You can do this!!! A setback is simply a setback. You dust yourself off and keep moving forward celebrating every victory along the way. Before you know it, you'll be a whole new you! :)

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MOSTMOM1 2/5/2012 1:47PM

    I had a gain this week too. It's not the end of the world. If there is a key, and I'm not saying there is, it's probably planning. So see, you're already set. Go get 'em!
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Awesome A Team 5% Winter challenge results

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Starting Weight (12/3): 211--corrected...ugh (Home scale)
12/10: 209.8
12/17: 211.8 (Start Weight Watchers--their scale)
12/24: 210.8 (WW scale all below)
12/31: 211.4
1/7: 211
1/14: 210.6
1/21: 209.6
1/28: 209


Pounds off to reach 5% goal: 10.5

SW: 211
5%: 200.5
5% challenge results: 2 lbs.

Should be able to lose more than 2 lbs in 8 weeks--even over Christmas.


  
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One-half of a pound

Sunday, January 29, 2012

8 oz., 1/2 lb, not much...call it what you will. Once again, I lost 1/2 pound...will I never see the day when I lose one whole pound in a week??? At first the old negative me said," what the
%$&? I only lost 1/2 lb this week?" Then I tried to put a good face on it. 1) we went to NYC last weekend and ate out F, S nights, Su brunch and dinner; 2) I didn't journal--have been sick for a week and not really keeping track--just eating to fill an empty space; 3)Out to dinner Fri night before WI. Hey! I lost 1/2 pound this week! OK, so I've only lost almost 3 lbs since Dec 17 (oh, that sounds REALLY pathetic), but I'm down about 3 pounds. My goal this week is to lost 1 lb. Ridiculous? Maybe, but it will be a first. How will I do this? Avoid some carbs...I think this is the key to kickstarting loss of a whole pound. More later...

Just posted my pitiful 5% challenge loss of 2 lbs... emoticon

I have 4 weeks from now to lose a few: a short trip to Florida coming up.

  
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FITFORMYFAMILY 1/29/2012 9:42PM

    Just so you know that you're not alone, my January weight-loss has been averaging 0.5-pound per week, too. Like you, there's a part of me that's disappointed, but I keep reminding myself that before that I was going up...and up...and up...for nearly three months. I know we both want more, but when it doesn't happen, let's just enjoy the fact that we're turtles who are at least moving in the right direction! emoticon

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ALLPROTAMMY 1/29/2012 4:05PM

    Taking trips can throw the whole system off. You are doing great. You are not going up which is a good sign so you are doing some things right.

I personally have a trip in Feb which is my last one for a bit. So March I am getting to revamp things and moving forward. I have been here since June and have lost 5 lbs, not only, but 5 lbs. This weight is good since I have kept the weight on for 20 some years. I have gained so whether it is 5 lbs or 3 it is still progress, not perfection.

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TRUNKJUNK 1/29/2012 2:56PM

    A 1/2 pound may not seem like much but it's a loss just the same. Remember you could have gained a 1/2 pound. Believe I know the frustration of losing a minute amount or staying the same. But we have to keep at it or we'll give up and be in worse condition than we already are. I have faith in you that you wil lose at least 1 pound if not more by your next weigh in. I will be praying for you all week and doing what I can to encourage you.

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