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223! holy moly!

Monday, February 25, 2013

i've been bouncing around the 220's for years. i haven't been below 223 in a very, very long time. got on the scale this morning and i was at 223!!!!! i realize now that i thought i'd never actually get below 224. i feel so motivated right now! i know it's too early to say, but i'm gonna say it anyway: i never want to see 224 again!! in a few weeks i hope to be able to say i never want to see the 200s again!

i remember when i first got to 175. as in, gained my way up to 175. i said this is too close to 200, got down to 145 and just let everything go. soon i was up to 225 and felt completely lost and out of control. i've learned over the last few years where that came from, but i still don't really know why. as far as i can tell it was because i was so unhappy with my life. debt, fat, bored, unhappy...i realize now that as unhappy as i was about everything in my life, i just accepted it and lived with it. i don't want to do that anymore. i have a better life now. i have a house, a daughter a wonderful husband. i'm working my way out of debt, it'll be a long journey, but one i'm willing to tackle. the weight loss is the same journey. i know they are connected and i have to work at both with equal determination to make one work as succesful as the other.

as for my list of goals last week. slowly tackling them. haven't talked to dh yet. i have to gather my thoughts better on that. maybe i'll work on that today. yesterday i sorted through a couple piles of paperwork, etc that were being moved around to get them out of the way. now everything is tossed, recycled, filed and GONE! it's a wonderful feeling. i felt very accomplished when i finished.

so here's to a great week!

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CANDY251 2/25/2013 2:40PM

    This is so exciting... and I wrote a blog of me doing well yesterday than I went home and did not so well and had some wine. I made a roast chicken to pack for work but ended up eating some of it last night with the wine causing me to go too far over calories... woke up this morning not feeling little at all - sigh. The only work pants I could find were too small. What I'm trying to say is I just felt like not caring today and then I read your blog. You continue to motivate me! emoticon

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GIRL*IN*MOTION 2/25/2013 2:28PM

  way to goo thats fantastic!!!!!

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it's time to begin

Friday, February 22, 2013

So this is what you meant
When you said that you were spent
And now it's time to build from the bottom of the pit
Right to the top
Don't hold back

i just heard "it's time" by imagine dragons and it always give me a little chill when i hear it. it feels pretty uplifting and motivational. so i thought i would consider it for my motivation playlist. then i read the lyrics. not quite motivating for weight loss. the line, "i'm never changing who i am" doesn't really fit into the healthy lifestyle we are trying to acheive. it's all about change. i did find the line above about building from the bottom of the pit to be inspiring toward weight loss and a lifestyle change. and we should never hold back.

thank you for the wonderful advice on yesterday's blog. you all made me rethink my goals. i never really thought about the fact that i'd be trying them all at once and though i couldn't accomplish them all in the next month or so, it was too much to begin with. so i've decided to tackle one at time and work towards the others. i'm going to start with not drinking soda. i know i can quit it, i've done it before. i feel that will be the most easy. once i get rid of that sweet addiction, giving up sugar should be easier. i'm also going to talk to dh. not really a goal, just something that needs to get done and then i can cross it off. i'll also work on my workout plan. i know if i can do it one day, i'll do it another and eventually it'll just become habit and part of my regular routine. no pressure though!

It's time to begin, isn't it?

thanks again and i can't wait to get this ball rolling and keep you all updated on my progress.

don't hold back

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CANDY251 2/24/2013 9:30PM

    Thanks for stopping by my blog... I too recently quit soda. It was really hard for me though since I'm pretty much addicted! Your blog is really motivating and I'm looking forward to all of your success!


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Thursday, February 21, 2013

i feel so helpless and overwhelmed. i feel like i can't suceed, i have no motivation and i'm never going to lose weight. i feel as though i have no self-control. i want to eat and eat and eat. when i did i lose self-control? i used to have great self-control. i went a year without soda, a year without fast food. i've given up various things for months, weeks, etc. my big issue right now is sugar. i am way too addicted to sugar in all its forms and can't seem to control myself. so i gave up sugar for lent. i made it one day. granted, day two was valentines day. but i couldn't stop eating those dang candy hearts. i am pretty sure i said something to myself like, you can have 2. i had more like 22. or more. *sigh*.

i don't know where this loss of control is coming from. but i need to get past it. i know coming here will help and it's been far too long. i know i need to spend more time here and i know i can find the motivation and support i need here. i just need to come up with a plan and stick to it. first, i'll make a list of goals to work on.

1. cut out sugar
2. stop drinking soda
3. stop drinking alcohol
4. tell dh about goals and concerns
5. plan meals and snacks better
6. figure out a plan to workout
7. spark daily
8. declutter house
9. get out of debt
10. eat whole foods

i thought a list of 10 would be a good place to start. some are pretty easy and straightforward, others will take a lot of work. like #6. that's gonna be a 4am goal, 4:30 is unbearable some days. others are linked together, like 1-3 that's all sugar in one form or another. one is just easier to conquer than another.

i know talking to dh will help. i'll be accountable, but he may not be as willing to help as i'd like. i know he'll be supportive, but when it comes to him having to say, no, don't eat/buy/drink that candy bar, etc. it'll be tough for him. and i certainly don't want to blame him for my lack of willpower if he doesn't say no and i end up eating something.

just writing this has made me feel better. i love this place and have missed you all the last few months. i hope i'm able to commit and get things rolling forward.

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IMREITE 2/22/2013 12:53AM

    i have been drinking to much soda but i am starting with saying no soda at work. if i can make in 40 days then i can make it a new habit.

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MOMMY2MADILYN 2/21/2013 9:05PM

    First of all, let me say this: you CAN do this, you CAN find the inner strength & motivation (plus, we are here for you!).
Secondly, I also think you do need to cut down on the amount of goals you are working on at one time. You definitely don't want to get so frustrated that you give up.

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HOTTEXAN 2/21/2013 7:51PM

    I also think you have given yourself too much to chomp off at one time.
I suggest the book, This Year I Will..., by MJ (i think) Ryan. You should be able to find it at the library. It helped me sooooooo much and helped me get my head on straight to be able to accomplish my goal. If you read the book (or you could listen, that is what I did, on cd, let me know what you think. It was a Godsend for me.

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GEORGIEGURLZ 2/21/2013 6:57PM

    I started out where you are now. I couldn't understand how I could ever lose weight. I just knew it was impossible. Then I became determined. I started listening to my body. Eat when I am hungry, stop when I am full. I started losing weight.
The sugar addiction thing is hard to over come, but you can do it. Eat fruits that are sweet like and orange when you want the sweet taste.
How do we lose contro? When did it happen? ????? How did it happen?
Slowly but surely. The same way weight is lost. Slow and sure.
Don't over expect yourself or place impossible demands on yourself that will set you up to feel like you failed at losing weight.
Rome wasn't built in a day. It will not be torn down in a day.
If you do things one at a time, one day at a time you will not feel so overwhelmed.
Hope this helps. Keep sparking!!!

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MYRTLE811 2/21/2013 6:53PM

  wow, you've got a lot of big big goals there. Maybe you should pare down your list and just put a few on for a week and then see if you can do this; then add another goal. The debt is a big, big goal and you need to work on that together. I don't think I'd put that in your weight loss goals right now. It's hard to get started; I know I can't stop at two of any candy; I'll eat the whole bag that's for sure. Better to have none than any is my motto. I just can't stop. Maybe just declutter one room; that's a goal I have right now, only one room at a time so I don't get defeated before I begin. Don't try to swallow the whole thing right away.
Take your time, take a breath and go slow.
I know you will do this.

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the skinny rules (bob harper)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

finally got a copy of bob harper's latest book, the skinny rules. i had planned on getting this book when it came out but time, money and baby got in the way of that plan. so i have missed any and all reviews that may have come out or been discussed here when it was first released. if you have any opinions of the book please let me know.

i plan on adding one new rule each day until i have all 20 rules going on in my life.

today i am working on rule #1 which is drink a glass of water before each meal. the purpose of this rule is to get you to drink more water and also help fill you up at meal time. part of the rule is to drink a tall glass of water within 15 minutes of waking up in the morning to get your metabolism fired up. did that this morning! i am a shower first thing in the morning person, unless i workout first thing. i'm still working on getting up at 4 to work out. that didn't happen this morning. i do get up every night at 12:45(yes, i realize that's morning, but it makes me feel better to say night) to use the breast pump since my little angel sleeps through the night. i drink a bit of water at that point and now i'm going to refill my cup and leave it in the bathroom so i'll have a glass of water waiting for me. i use one of those plastic insulated cups with the straws so it won't be just sitting there open to all the bathroom germs plus it will stay a bit cooler. there's no excuse to not drink the water. i don't have to remember to go to the fridge for water before the shower. so no excuses!

i think this may be the easiest of the rules. good thing it's the first one! i heard all the rules when the book came out, but don't remember them now. i am trying to not look ahead. tonight i will read up on tomorrow's rule which involves drinking calories.

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AAEEFDCA 11/15/2012 4:37PM

    Good luck with rule #1. I found that drinking more water was my easiest challenge in this weight loss journey. Remember that it's one step at a time and hang on emoticon

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HAPPYTOBEME79 11/15/2012 8:38AM

    Thats great! The water trick really does work. It is the main rule I now live by. At first I hated water but now I crave it.

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SEACHEL82 11/14/2012 2:11PM

    WOW! This sounds like a great book with great tools for success. I like your rule #1 and if I may, I am going to copy that. It makes perfect sense, especially in the morning. Without this rule, I will have had ONLY coffee untill about noon. That is probably not helping me at all!

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MS_PERCEPTION 11/14/2012 1:22PM

    That's a good rule to follow. Now, I'm curious about the book. I love Bob from having watched EVERY season on TBL.

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-VIXEN- 11/14/2012 12:24PM

    I love Bob because his plan is based on good research, common sense and is very doable. Good luck to you!

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REVIVED 11/14/2012 11:55AM

    I try to follow those rules too. My biggest problem is that I don't like several of his recipes in the meal plans. Every time I try to eat fish, I gag. I don't know how to get past that. Not a big fan of eggs or egg whites either. Or the turkey meatballs. But I try to follow the principles. There's actually a sparkpeople group for the book if you are interested.

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body type diet

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

while on pintrest yesterday i saw a pin posted by shape magazine about the 4 new body types, or something along that line. there was a picture of 4 different overweight people. i thought it very interesting, saw myself in one and decided to look further into it. this wasn't an article about the usual body types like when magazines showed you what kind of skirt or style of jeans will fit you best. this was real! this was beyond the apple and pear shape. reading more into it i discovered that i'm more like an adrenal body type. each of these body types has ways they should and shouldn't eat to lose weight. i researched a lot cause most of the info led to buy this book or take these supplements. i'm not that much of a believer, goes too far into a crash diet. i'm also not going to visit a doctor to find out if my adrenal gland is functioning ok. maybe at some point, but this is a self-diagnosis and i'm just looking into it for the possibility.

i found lots of characteristics for this body type that i fit into. but i don't have all of them, so once again just a self diagnosis. i fit the other descriptions in some ways too, but the pics don't fit what my body looks like.

so what i'm going to play around with is the eating. it's basically low fat, low sodium, low fat dairy, fruit, veggies, legumes. fish, desserts, eggs, poultry in moderation. avoid red meat, shell fish, alcohol and some other stuff. not too drastic. what's drastic is the eating times. small breakfast, as in cearal and coffee. then wait 4 hours til a light lunch-salad, fruit, whole grain. wait 6 hours and then a larger dinner of protienm, whole grains, vegies, fruit and dairy. no snacks cause an adrenal body type shouldn't snack. wth. i snack! i get hungry every couple hours. i also eat breakfast at 5:30, so lunch would be at 9:30 and dinner at 3:30. totally not going to work! plus i'm nursing so i have to take in enough calories to keep my milk supply up, so for now i'll just focus a bit on what i should and shouldn't eat.

i was not surprised to see alcohol on the foods to avoid. i've always blamed alcohol for me being the way i am. i didn't realize a hormonal reaction was the cause of it though. plus stress. i'm always stressed.

i'm really glad i found this info and i'm curious to find out if there's any truth to it. anyone every tried a body type diet? did it work or not?

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USMAWIFE 10/17/2012 9:32AM

    I was put on the blood type diet in 2000 and then a few years ago they renamed it the body type diet

There are certain things that do work but also others that did not work with me.

My doctor just basically said after no results to stick to it 80 percent of the time which I still do.

When you google it hopefully you will get the chart for each of the blood types. One big thing to is if you have more than one blood type in your house, you need to find all the common things on it so that everyone gets some of the benetifs

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KITT52 10/17/2012 8:36AM

    give it try...what do you got to loose...

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TRICIAE2 10/17/2012 8:33AM

    I agree, sounds interesting. I might have to google it myself.

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ELSCO55 10/16/2012 11:16PM

    Sounds interesting.

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