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Back in The Saddle

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Jeff and I are doing the 17 Day Diet again but I think this time it will stick. Why? Because we roped my MIL into doing it with us.

We love to go out with my wonderful MIL and she usually treats us but we have been eating out waaaay too much and too frequently visiting Amelie's, Charlotte's own 24 hour pastry shop. So, we've decided that we need to do this but she needs to come along with us. I have a very specific goal too- I want to fit in a certain polka dot dress for an upcoming trip to Chicago. I will be meeting some of Jeff's colleagues for the first time and I don't want to look like the dumpy wife!


I Could Be Better At This...

Sunday, April 14, 2013

I really need to be back on SP- I need the motivation and the support. However, I can't say that I haven't enjoyed some positive changes lately.

I made a new friend at the YMCA about a month and a half ago. We got to talking in yoga when the instructor asked if anyone in class was new. She had just moved from Detroit a week before and was trying out the gym because it was close to her hotel where she was living. Things we have in common include being from the upper Midwest, a golden retriever-like enthusiasm for new friends, healthy eating, and of course, exercise! The day we met I invited her to Cardio Funk and now we have a standing date every Sunday. We also go to Spin together and Yoga. It's great to go to classes with a girlfriend- I feel a lot more confident and secure which allows me to have more fun and work harder.

In other news, it will be our 1 year wedding anniversary next weekend! We are headed down to Charleston for a weekend away. One of my frame reps told me before the wedding that Jeff and I should always go away for our anniversary no matter what. Not sure if that will always be feasible but we will certainly try!

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

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Big Ole Breakthrough...For Me

Sunday, January 20, 2013

So Friday night was a big night for me in that I made a decision I have NEVER made before.

I've been working my butt off at work and I have been watching the pounds creep back because I've been careless about my health. I've justified all my bad choices as being okay because I've been so busy with my job and being newly married.

Well my husband and I have started the 17 Day Diet again to get back on track and reset our lifestyle. I've been going to the gym every day, planning my meals, and I even stayed on track during a lunch meeting with a sales rep. I've been doing really well because I WANT THIS!

Well Friday night I got home and my husband wasn't there yet so I changed into my gym clothes and took care of the dog while I waited for him so we could go to the gym together. It got to be 6:30 or so and he still wasn't home yet so I made some yogurt dip and some carrot sticks and I tried to call him but I didn't an answer.

Around 6:45 he called and wanted to know if I wanted to meet him and my FIL at my favorite pub. This place has the best food and when I sit at the bar the bartender will set my favorite pint down in front of me without asking.

Of course I wanted to go. Ive had a rough week at work and I could have justified "giving myself a break", but I sat there and thought about it and told him no because " I would be too tempted to stray off track after a streak of doing so well."

So that's it. It wasn't a huge breakthrough in perspective of say, losing 100 lbs, but for me it was. I have never had the strength to make a choice like that in the past which is why this was such a big deal for me. It's also a telltale sign that this is the last time I start over. emoticon emoticon

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BEINGGUIDED 1/22/2013 2:38PM

    OH honey that is super impressive!!! The second weekend into the 17 day diet we went to a Quince with free food and an OPEN bar. I had fun dancing, passed on the food (rice and slow roasted pot roast), and drank about 6 bottles of water. I left there feeling empowered knowing I could passup all the things I didn't need and not feel like I was total reject.
It is a HUGE breakthrough because it will lead to you reaching your goal. I feel as time goes on in this diet, there will be times when I will let myself have that 10% off time most diets say you should have. But until I feel like I am ready and in control, those deliciously bad for us dishes can wait. When I feel like my fitness commitment is strong enough to balance out an off plan meal, then maybe... but that is still a while away.
You can totally do this. I feel even more motivated to reach my goal just so I can go into Phase 4.... the Mecca of NOT ALL THE TIME.
Keep up the good work and way to go.

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I've Fallen, But I Can Get Back Up

Saturday, January 21, 2012

It's been nearly two months since I tossed in the towel on my fitness regimen. Two months of not going to the gym, focusing on the end-of-the-year duties at work, and preparing for the holidays. I actually started to see my friends again which was nice; something I couldn't do while I was on the JE LIVEFIT plan.

Right before Christmas Jeff and I went out with his best friend Cameron and his wife Catherine. C & C are some of the funniest, nicest people you will ever meet. They knew about our fitness regimen but asked us out to dinner anyway (" Do you still eat dinner?" Cameron asked jokingly) and we had a fabulous time. They told us about a diet they had been on called "The 17 Day Diet". Cameron said he and his wife each lost about 20 lbs so of course Jeff and I were intrigued.

A few days later Jeff was still bringing up the diet saying that he felt he could really do this. I bought the book and did some research. It's a very restrictive diet, no lie. There are 4 phases that slowly bring the dieter back to some semblance of normalacy but it is rough going at first.

We decided to think on it for a while- we had a vacation planned for spending New Years in Isle of Palms with my sweet and generous MIL and Jeff's Grandma so we figured if we were ready to pull the trigger we could at least have a last hurrah.

Well, spending New Years Day on the beach with a cup of coffee in your hand does wonders for the soul. When you are surrounded by beauty and love. It makes you forget the vessel which houses your soul and it refreshes your self-worth. Jeff and I both decided to make the commitment to starting over with our health and fitness plan.

It's been nearly two weeks and the plan has worked pretty well so far. I feel a lot less bloated and we have both stuck to the plan religiously.. I would be lying if I said it wasn't hard and that I don't get angry about having to be a dieter. Jeff and I spend evenings talking about pizza and pasta and a glass of wine like they are unreachable delicacies. We will be able to have these things some day but right now we have a goal in mind.

Thanks to anyone who reads this and still stays a spark buddy. I appreciate all the support. Have a great weekend!

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AMYBINTN 1/23/2012 1:55PM

    I agree that there's something about being on a beach that restores the soul. Good for you for getting back up, for loving yourself, and for you and Jeff loving each other through the ups and downs. Next time you go to Isle of Palms, I think you will definitely need someone to go with you--me, of course! I bet you had a fabulous time!
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