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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

So, I have been working a second job for a couple of months and it isn't too bad. i actually like the work. I'm working produce at a grocery store.
I haven't had to work out since I started because I work so hard doing that job. 15 hours a week. I lift heavy stuff and walk back and forth and I'm on my feet the whole time I"m there. It feels great. Well, my honey has been trying to find a job since I've started this second job. And low and behold he got the call last week and got a job at FEdEx. Great. It is a night so no need for a babysitter. He will be making decent money, but the only draw back is that I had to stop working during the week nights at the grocery store.
Not that it isn't great I'm not working 12 hour days, but now I have to start "working out" lol. My Wii isn't working so I've started walking which is great exercise, but I do not burn as many calories as I did when I was working. But I will figure it out. I've lost weight since starting that job. I'm 3 pounds away from being at prepregnancy weight. Exciting. i got into a pair of jeans that I haven't worn in 3+ years. I had the biggest smile on my face. And, I just got my hair done. I've been wearing it in a boring pony tail forever. It was down to the middle of my back. I needed to treat myself and take care of myself so I cut it off and got blond high lights. It is so cute. It is just below my chin and very blond. Everyone said I look 10 years younger. I don't think it is looking younger, but I"m happier. I have a renewed confidence. :)

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PATRICIAAK 7/31/2013 10:16PM

    Did you donate the pony tail to 'Locks of Love' or a simular program?

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CHERYLHURT 7/31/2013 7:18AM

  So glad your confidence is renewed and congratulations on working so darn hard. You are a success!

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NOTANINJA 7/31/2013 7:15AM


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OMG Sodium

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

my neighbor gave us one of those concentrated savory stocks or whatever they are that you are supposed to put on your food for flavor? I just happened to read the label and I about fell down. In one little tiny pack about the size of a dip at Mcdonalds, had 10,640 mg sodium. 14 servings per packet with 760 mg sodium per serving. That is unbelievable to me. to me that was just crazy. i threw it away. i can add my own flavor without the salt thank you.

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PATRICIAAK 4/23/2013 8:39PM

    Wise choice!

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AEROBISAURUS 4/23/2013 12:59PM

    Good choice!

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SLAVEBLUERAVEN 4/23/2013 11:39AM

    It is crazy the amount of sodium in some stuff. It's great that you checked the label! emoticon

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NEPTUNE1939 4/23/2013 11:05AM

    Good going! It pays to read the labels. emoticon

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I'm feeling it

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

I have been working my butt off for the last three weeks. My Zumba class is great. Now there are more people that have come and they are bigger like me so I don't feel so out of place. But, the best thing about it, I"m doing it. My neighbor and her mom it kicked their butts the other night to the point one layed on the floor. Me, I made it through and it felt great. I was very sore afterwards, but in a good way. I took my kids bowling last night and they loved it. Not only did I burn a few calories, but the kids were happy. I have Zumba again tonight and I'm so looking forward to it. The only problem is that I am so sore from bowling. We bowled for 2 hours. Then after coming home I bowled on the XBox Kinect for 2 hours. Needless to say my left hip and my right arm are killing me lol.
As for the Biggest Loser competition we have going on. I've managed to lose 3 lbs the first week putting me at 13 lbs down from 3 weeks ago. Of course my husband lost 4lbs doing absolutely nothing. My daughter lost 3 lbs and she is really happy about it. I'm glad I found a way for her to lose weight making it fun rather than telling her she needed to lose weight. I didnt' want her to have body image issues like I have/had growing up.

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AEROBISAURUS 3/28/2013 8:50AM

    Keep it up! emoticon

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LYNNWILK2 3/27/2013 10:19AM

    Sounds like you are doing great inspiring your family to a healthier lifestyle. Congratulations on your weight loss and your daughters and husbands.
Sounds like you are a great mom in taking the care of your daughters needs and reminding her that life is fun when you're involved and moving.
Way to go you!

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

the last two weeks have been trying for me. I have been eating a lot less, eating healthier options, exercising more including starting a zumba class. But what started it was my hubby pretty much telling me I was weak and could not do this. Even though at one point years ago, I managed to lose over 60 lbs, he is right. I have been weak. I have been not taking care of myself, eating too much, gained some weight, my confidence is in the gutter. When he said something about it, I got mad at him. but really I was mad at myself. He was pretty much saying what I felt about myself, but it came out of his mouth. He loves me no matter what size. But, he is happier when I'm happy. When I"m confident and feel good about myself and that hasn't happened in a long time.

But, then there are those that are in my zumba class. I started Monday and my neighbor and her mom came. The instructor is a little bitty thing, so is her mother, my neighbor and her mother. So it felt like i was the elephant in the room. And my neighbor told me that she didn't think I was going to make it through which I did. But, the instructor told me last night that I had done really well, almost like she was surprised that I had done it as well. I exercise almost everday. It may not be helping me lose weight, but it has helped my stamina and health. The bad thing is, I judge myself more than any of these people can. And I need to stop judging myself and just do it. Just stay on track and lose this weight.
I have lsot 8lbs in the last two weeks. I'm hoping for 20 lbs in the next 3. My hubby asked me what happens after that? I said, I don't know but I will reevaluate after that. Look I'm going to be 40. I'm not looking to be super thin, or even thin. I have never been thin. I know that realistically, I will end up about 190 and stay there. I know that is still considered overweight obese in some eyes, but at the same time, my body tends to hold there and I have my confidence at this point. If I lose more than that, great, but I'm more worried about maintaining and keeping it off. I don't want to lose such a drastic amount and then know that I will not be able to keep it off.
fingers crossed

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DAWNSJOURNEY 3/26/2013 6:13PM

    Well truth be told everyone is happier when Mom is happy. You have made great progress and should be proud of that. We all tend to judge ourselves harsher than anyone..My husband is a pusher.. and I mean that in a good way.. but at times I get so mad at him and reading your post.. I think I too was more mad at me for not pushing harder. To stop giving a little and start giving it my all, is what he would want because like your husband he thinks I'm worth it and SO ARE YOU !! Go to ZUMBA and rock it .. to heck with everyone else.. be good for YOU !! your blog has gotten me thinking and thanks for being so Honest.. My fingers are crossed and sending Positive thoughts your way. You are more than the number on the emoticon . emoticon

thanks for the push..
Dawn emoticon

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Back again

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

I haven't been very active. I've gained some weight and I haven't been taking very good care of myself. My 10 year old is a little bit overweight, the doctor told me that my 5 year old had a little too much around her middle and my husband is overweight. In any event, my 10 year old and I watched this latest season of Biggest Loser. As I sat and watched it instead of being motivated to do exercises while watching it, during the finale, my daughter asked me why don't we do a biggest loser in our family. She wanted her friend to do it with her. So, yesterday was day 1. We weighed in and whoever loses the most % of weight in 3 months will get $50. I actually had gotten motivated two weeks ago, when i got on the scale and i had gained 13lbs since last summer. I wasn't shocked. Just sad. So, I vamped up my exercise, cut back on the eating, starting making substitutions and made small changes. I lost 8lbs in the last 2 weeks. I cannot seem to give up my pop in the morning, so I switched to decaffeinated diet pepsi for now, until i can get past the withdrawals.
once I get through withdrawals, I'm sure it will be a lot easier to get rid of that habit. I have a stationary bike, I have Biggest loser on the wii and I also joined a zumba class with a few of my neighbors. $20 for 5 classes. It is 2x a week. So, every 3 weeks I have to come up with $20, but for me it seems worth it. the gym really isn't a good option, the only ones around here are way out of my price range. This class is close and i have others to take it with me.

my goal is to lose 20 lbs in the 3 months. That would be 10% of my body weight. Hubby has already started to revolt. I told him that is his choice, I"m committed. My daughter is also. We actually looked at labels last night, measured out servings and she was taken aback at how small some serving sizes were. I'm proud that it was her idea to lose some weight. I've been preaching getting healthier, being more active, but she told me that she has gained some weight over the winter and that she wanted to get rid of it. She says " I know people gain a few pounds over the winter because they are less active." Luckily the school challenged the children to a healthy eating week so she is gung ho on eating healthier.
in any event, keeping my fingers crossed that I will make my goal and be able to fit into so many of the clothes that I have.

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SPARKFRAN514 3/20/2013 11:43PM

    - “People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.” ~ Zig Ziglar

The only difference between try and triumph is a little umph!
Glad you are going to work with your daughter and help her get healthy and eating properly while is is wanting to do this you both can do it hope your husband sees how committed you and your daughter is and rejoin you ,on the journey taking one day a time and some times we need to take it one meal at a time. emoticon

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PATRICIAAK 3/20/2013 9:44PM

    One step backward, two steps forward.

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AEROBISAURUS 3/20/2013 5:43PM

    Now that sounds like an awesome plan! emoticon

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