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My Inspiration

Saturday, June 09, 2012


This is my inspirational blog post about the events of today. I can't wait.


My Victories

Sunday, June 03, 2012

I have a Blogspot Blog.... and I have a new entry.

Check it out! I have before pictures on the website and current pictures as well!


  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

RITEEBEE 6/4/2012 9:17AM

    Nice blog!! :) You are doing amazing!!

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PATSYB7 6/4/2012 6:44AM

    Nice blog! Congratulations on your terrific progress. I like your last sentence--such a positive statement! I'm going to put that on a card and post it in my car so I can use it as a positive affirmation. Thanks for sharing and keep up the good work!

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April 12, 2012

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Since writing my last blog, and seeing the power that my words can have. I have felt and been doing better. My weight hasn't budged BUT, I am at the gym giving it my all and working out. I am surpassing my calories to burn target regularly and I am tracking what I eat and making better choices. I am very excited that good things are on the horizon for me, they just have to be.

I have been aiming for a 300 calorie burn in 30 minutes or a 500 calorie burn in an hour or so. I have been tracking this with my HRM and it is so motivating and I have to admitt, excersicing is becoming addicting. (That is a BIG Step for me!) The other day I was having my own little dance party on the ellipitical machine, just letting the myself melt into the music and have a good time.

I am getting Zumba 2 for the Wii and I am excited. It should be a good workout for when I can't get a workout in. I am also, under my own power, going to check out a live Zumba class on Wednesdays while James and Johnathon are at soccer practice. I am really excited and hopeful. I have heard great things about Zumba and it looks hard, but not undoable. I am very sure I will look like I have 2 left feet but if I am having a good time, then I think it is worth it.

I'll check back in after my class, next week. I am hopeful for some better numbers. My weigh in results for the week are:

Beginning: 205
Current: 190.2
Goal: 145

I want this, I need this and I will achieve this!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

RMKMGMGM04 4/12/2012 10:57PM

    I am so glad you are doing better! emoticon getting your work outs in! I wish I was more like you in that aspect. I am very proud of you! Keep up the great work!

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My Struggle

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Weight Loss does not come easy for me. It is a fight, everyday, all day, all week, and all year! I can mantain a weight for long periods of time, but it is not a healthy weight and if I even step foot off that path, I gain weight.

To top it off, I am an emotional eater. I use food as a comfort. I like my carbs (candy, pasta, rice) and I love to eat. The hardest thing about that is that emotional eating and comfort eating DO NOT help you lose weight.

I am not coming here to whine or complain. I just have a lot that I need to write to get myself into a good place mentally for the week. I have a lot on my plate. I have a 5 year old son that needs me. I rarely see my husband, because between Nursing School and working at the hospital, a nightly run in with him is all I get. I teach. I teach children whose parents could care less about them, and they are only in 1st grade. These stresses take a toll on the soul and really eat at my mental and physical wellbeing.

I also have pseudotumor celebri and I have been told that I have 6 months to make a difference in my weight or I may have to undergo eye surgery to relieve the pressure on my eyes. This is actually one of my worst fears. And this has been weighing heavily on my mind.

So I wanted to start today and blog about my goals. I wanted to make my goals known, so that I can be held accountable for them and do the best that I can to achieve my goals by December 1st, 2012. So here is my weight goals.

My Goals:
My Weight Goals:

180: Pedicure/Manicure

170: A new outfit (maybe even a dress)

160: A ME Day!

150: A date with my DH

145: GOAL
That is a whole new ME!

I am not aiming to be super skinny. I am aiming to be a healthy woman. I have a goal of being 145 pounds by December 1st. Is it going to be easy? No, I don't expect that it will be. I just want to feel better about myself and avoid the surgery. I want to have energy to play with my son at the park and bike ride with him.

I made these goals with the mindset that I will achieve them. They are tangable and obtainable. They can be real if I work hard enough for them. I have support. I have support from the ladies from iVillage, and my mother, father and husband, James. I have the tools, a bike, a computer and a gym membership. It comes down to choices and it comes down to holding myself accountable for my choices.

I want to look in the mirror and be happy with what I see. That day is coming and it is coming soon. Here's to a Blessed Life that is Mine and let me see what I can do with it.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

BEATLETOT 4/4/2012 10:40AM

    I find the turnaround in this blog absolutely amazing. You start off very down, but in the end, find motivation and concrete goals. Awesome!

I hope you get the date with the husband soon!

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GOLOPTIOUS 4/4/2012 10:32AM

    You have a lot of motivation and determination and you can do it! In fact, you WILL do it! Those goals are attainable and now that they're written down, they're much easier to deal with. Just remember to take one at a time and to not get discouraged!


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RMKMGMGM04 4/3/2012 10:25PM

    You have a lot going on. I am so sorry about your condition. I really hope the best for you, you can do this! I know as a mother, as you look at your child, you know you will do anything for them. This is something huge, you can, and you will accomplish this. Keep us posted! emoticon

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It is a Blessed Life!

Saturday, January 07, 2012

It has been a while since I posted a blog.

The past 6 months have been a whirlwind of change. They say change is good, but it actually is very rough on the soul. We sold our home, moved, I started a new job, had an anxiety attack, quit a job, started another new job and life is FINALLY settling down. PHEW!!!!!

SO..... that is the past. So lets focus on the here and now. I have started Weight Watchers. I joined with my mother and father. My husband, James is in a Biggest Loser Competition for work. So NOW is the best time to get myself together and really focus on losing some weight. In 2011, I lost a total of 15 pounds, which is a grand accomplishment for me. I am hoping to carry that momentum into the New Year and lose the remaining 45 pounds that need to come off.

James and I also decided that with him finishing nursing school, that we are going to start trying for a second child. Our son, Johnathon, just turned 5 in December, and I really don't want another year to go by without him having a sibling. So hopefully luck is with us.

As of this morning.... my "unofficial" weight was 187.8, which is 4 lbs less than my starting weight for WW at 191.8. My ticker is going to show my weight as it is tracked by WW, so I should be updating it once a week.

Life is GOOD and it is a BLESSED Life!!!!


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