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'Bye 'bye 16!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

I picked up my dry cleaning this afternoon and tried on my size 16 slacks. They no longer fit! Oh, I could still wear them in a pinch, they aren't falling down to my knees but they are visibly big.

Time to pull out the 14s and retire the 16s!

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TIGGERJEAN 1/20/2011 4:15PM

    WOOT!

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ASEXYWITCH 1/20/2011 8:07AM

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INIT2LIVEIT 1/20/2011 2:17AM

    Awesome! WTG!!! emoticon

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Week 2 Recap - much better than expected!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

At the end of Week 1 I was worried about what would happen in Week 2. Historically the 2nd week of every weight loss effort was when I would fail. And this time my week 2 started with being surrounded by pizza for lunch - and pizza is one of my trigger foods.

Knowing what I was going to face and blogging about it, continuing to track my food and exercise, the SparkTeams and keeping my commitment to exercise all pulled me through the dreaded Week 2 with much better results than I expected. I would have been happy just to maintain the weight lost in the first week. Instead I continued my weight loss & achieved my fist 10 lbs. lost by the end of the week. And yes, I did reward myself with my Starbucks chai tea...after making sure it would fit into my daily meal plan without going over and some extra exercise to offset some of the damage. It's my vice and I'm not willing to give it up 100%. As long as I keep it in moderation and not a daily habit again I will not let it become a roadblock.

I really could not have done it without SP. It's the accountability that keeps me on track and the support when my commitment is wavering. I love the recipe calculator and being able to track vitamins & minerals. Basically I just love Spark People!

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A Double Bonus!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Day 14...I've lost my first 10 lbs. WooHoo!!!
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My favorite Starbucks drink (Venti Chai tea latte with soy) is only 290 calories! So definately doable as an occasional treat or reward to help with my motivation. Double WooHoo!!!
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SKYGLIDER1 1/16/2011 11:11AM

  I didn't know tea made from Starbucks could have so many calories! But then again, Starbucks is in business making high calorie drinks!If you have to have your Starbucks-how about drinking only half of it! Sure it costs money, but look what it has contributed to! Just think how great you'll look great in your swimsuit by summer! How about taping your pic up in your car? Rewards for every 10#--treat yourself to jewerly,clothes,nails...just doin something for YOU!

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BUTEAFULL 1/14/2011 1:29PM

    that's a lot of calories for one drink, stick with water and zero calories that's the better choice
and you will save $$ another double bonus

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Scary thought

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Like many here I've decided to keep a visual history of my progress. This is me today at 195.1 lbs.

I plan to take another picture after every 10 lbs. lost.

What's scary isn't so much the picture but what it represents. That bathing suit is one I bought many years ago when I weighed 135 lbs. It is a size "Large" according to the tag.

So if a 5'6" woman weighing 135 lbs., which is the lower end of a healthy BMI, is a "Large" where does that put me today at 60 pounds heavier? What kind of message does that send to women, and especially young women & girls, that they are "large" sized when they are perfectly healthy?

  
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THEREALMUMMYPIG 6/22/2011 9:57PM

    I'd like to do this too, but only for my own use I think - I'm not nearly brave enough to go public!!!

Well done you for having that confidence in yourself. Can't wait to see the 'after' pics once I get through reading all your other posts emoticon

As for sizing, I agree that that is pretty ridiculous!!! It's probably a breast size issue though. Clothing is often made to fit someone who is a B cup, anything else and you've not a chance.

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NURSESUSIE51 1/18/2011 11:09AM

    I've been wanting to do this, too. It's a great way to see progress. I just want to get a separate disk and hide it somewhere so no one else can see it emoticon And you're right about the sizing. My daughter was so upset when a "Medium" sweater I bought her didn't fit. I thought it looked tiny, but I knew she'd have a fit if I bought a "Large"

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I hate push-ups!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

I hate them with a passion, I always have, I always will. I hate them more than running, more than hot dogs, more than my ex-husband. But I'm up to 16 now, more than I could do 2 months ago. I still hate them though. emoticon emoticon

  
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ATURTLESPACE 3/21/2011 8:59AM

    Awesome! 16 push-ups is pretty impressive, I'm still on wall push-ups...

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