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Friday, November 18, 2011

I blogged when I made it a 1/4 of the way.

I probably should blog when I make it half way. But I missed. I made it half way a week ago. I think maybe I have been avoiding this because I didn't know what to write.

I think I am supposed to be writing about emotional eating this week anyway, something for the stage of spark that I am in.

But yes... I can do it all at once, right?

In the last 1/4 of the way:

I suddenly looked skinnier.
All over, but mostly in my face. My double chin doesn't have a double chin.

I bought new pants.
They are now too big.

I put new holes in my belt.
I am now on the second of the new holes.

I saw onederland for the first time in a LONG time.
And I am staying in this one-derful place.

I ate fast food for breakfast one morning.
And then nearly threw up it made my stomach feel so icky.
(read: my body is used to HEALTHY food!)

I can't imagine going a day without eating something fresh and tasty.

I can chase my daughter around the house almost as long as my husband can.

I work out regularly.
And I LIKE it.

But really what was exciting today was that I am no longer obese. Yes. That is right. I have made it into the "overweight" category. I have never been so happy to be considered overweight. I mean, seriously, it is an odd thing to be happy that you are overweight, but I guess it is all about perspective. Which end of overweight did you just hit. Are you headed upwards, or downwards?

I should take some new pictures... maybe someday soon :-)

Oh - and the emotional eating thing I am supposed to blog about. I have discovered that it really isn't that big of an issue for me - I just used it as an excuse to snack. But if I don't think about it, I don't do it. Weird. I know. Not trying to sound arrogant. but I guess it isn't my big issue! i have many. That one just isn't it!

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ANYVAR54 12/20/2011 11:05PM

    Congratulations on getting down to being "overweight". That is awesome, and making such progress. Yes please get some pics taken so we can see how far you have come.

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TOWHEE 11/18/2011 2:25PM

    I know what you mean about being happy to finally be "overweight". I'm still working on that one myself. I still have about 8 pounds to go.

Keep on doing what you're doing. You seem to have a handle on how your body works.

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1/4 of the way

Friday, August 26, 2011

Wow... I am almost shocked to admit that I am surprised... Pleasantly, happily... but definitely surprised. More than shocked that I am here already, I am shocked that I already feel significantly better about myself and how I look... how I feel.

I have more energy.

I can do normal "classroom" work at school and not feel like a sweaty mess.

I can wear my skinny, never-gonna-fit pants again, that were sitting at the bottom of my drawer hanging out because I never had the time to go through and send stuff to Goodwill. Good thing, too - cuz otherwise I wouldn't have pants.

The clothes that fit *perfectly* when I inherited them from my mother-in-law (who recently lost 60 pounds) are headed back to my sister-in-law. Because they are too big. But will fit her... and I get some new clothes - the ones that my mother-in-law now doesn't fit... but were her middle of weight-loss clothes.

How weird.

And exciting.

And kind of scary!

Mostly, though, because I wonder why I haven't done this sooner. I guess I wasn't ready. But really - it is about HEALTH... and it is never too late to start!

And my funny story from today: My mom's labradoodle now weighs the same amount that I have lost. I have lost the weight of a 3 month old puppy. Go me! One less "pooch" to carry around ;-)


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Friday, August 12, 2011

This week has been a weight loss roller coaster. It is interesting to watch myself desire to NOT tell people that I am trying to lose weight. I think in my head I would rather surprise people? Truthfully I wonder how scared I am that I won't succeed. I wonder if I have set my goal too high (it is still at the very top of a healthy BMI). I wonder if I can keep the goal... I have no reason to believe that I can't make it (I am down 13 pounds already, in a little over a month) - but it is discouraging to have spent the last two days feeling hungry and then weigh in a pound higher in 2 days. I wonder if I am snacking and not logging it? I fight the desire to not eat the allotted calories for the day in an effort to lose weight faster. Ugh. These are all the reasons they tell you not to weigh yourself every day.

I am going to make a commitment. I will weigh myself on Saturdays. Only on Saturdays. That is somewhat cheating because it means that I can weigh in tomorrow - but with my teaching schedule I think it is healthier to not weigh in on a school day. I don't want that to affect how I feel every day.

So there. I have been shy and not wanted to tell anyone I was on a diet. But now I am blogging. We'll see how that goes.


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REBELSTRENGTH 8/20/2011 7:10AM

    I too don't want to tell people I'm making a life change to be healthier and ultimately lose weight…same fear, not succeeding. This is one of the reasons I joined SP so that I can express what I'm feeling and get support from others going through the same thing. My friends and family have heard me complain oh too many times that I am unhappy with my weight, etc. It's time to just SHOW them I can do it instead of constantly talking about it. You can too! 13 pounds down is great! emoticon
I'm always here if you want to vent or just need support!

Rebecca emoticon

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GREASE31 8/13/2011 6:55AM


I've just found/read your blog, well done on your 1st 13 pounds weight loss, keep it up girl, youre doing great. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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EUDORAWA 8/12/2011 8:40PM

    Thanks for the positive comments. I totally get what you are saying Slowery... That has been my temptation, too... but then I wonder if people would freak out if they thought I had lost that much all at once. There is no healthy way to do that! Although the moving idea might fix that... ;-)

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SLOWERY4 8/12/2011 6:44PM

    Woot! Welcome! Congrats on the first several pounds!

Once a week weight is definately a good idea, and maybe also set up some fitness tests, for those weeks when things just won't budge, but you KNOW you've been working hard!

As for not wanting to tell people, for me it's kind of related to the image that I've fostered of me being comfortable with my weight for so long. I feel like if I want to change it now, people will be all like "I told you so", in fact, when they congratulate me or comment on my weight loss at all, I get all pissy. Would it be weird to stuff my clothes until I lose ALOT of weight, then move to a new state and start over in my new body so that no one knows the old me? Ugh, I hate the thought of how my sisters are gonna be all gloaty cuz they've wanted me to lose weight for years..

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ANNIEV 8/12/2011 6:09PM

    Hi Wendy!
Blogging on Spark is a great way to tell people and still kind of stay anonymous - I mean really - do I really know you? No - but I can tell you that you are doing a great job emoticon and to keep up the great work! You will receive encouragement without having to worry about letting others down.

I know exactly how you feel because I am on Day 19 of my new plan and I have not shared what I am doing fully with anyone. My kids and hubby know that I have been exercising more but other than that I have not wanted to share a thing. Like you, I think I want to surprise people - do it first, talk later!


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