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Happy New Year - 2012

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Well, the last time I blogged here I said I was ready to reach my goal. Well, instead of reaching my goal, I maintained my weight loss all of 2011. I did this because I was not used to my body. Now can you believe that? I would look in the mirror and say, 'that mirror can't be makes me look so small.' So I looked down at the tiles reflecting in the mirror and, guess what, they were NOT smaller than they really were. I was actually looking at my very 'acurate' reflection and I didn't recognize myself.
So now that I have maintained and am used to my new body, I'm ready to go to the next stage - GOAL! I'm ready now to see how goal feels.
I wish all of you here much success. This is a doable thing we're doing here. And with all the support we gather from each other here, we're bound for success.


Foxcina's Year Continues - 2011 I Reach My Goal

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Hello Dear Spark Friends. I've been MIA for the last few months and there have only been sightings of me. So let me catch you up.

Last year I began a quest to get myself healthy. I knew the way to health was through weight loss. The many friends I made here gave me the strength to walk the new road. If I wanted to eat something when I knew I wasn't hungry I could come here and put it out there. When I was having successes, I could come here and put it out there. We'd work through it and celebrate too.

I'm more than halfway to my goal. I only have another 85 pounds to go! I know that I will reach that goal weight this year. I've continued to change my ideas about eating. Just last night I made all the goodies we planned to eat. I replaced some of the items with lower fat varieties and we ate like queens and kings. No one complained and I stayed within my points with little effort. So if I could make it through a celebration with all that food, I know I can handle the day-to-day eating with my knew habits.

Now I'd like to share my before and after photos (so far):

I can even wear horizontal stripes now!!

Let's all make this our year to reach our goals. We're all worth it.

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CANBDONE 1/1/2011 4:00PM

    Your pictures have inspired me to try a little harder this year. You look FABULOUS, Darling! emoticon

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I Added Exercise and I Feel Great

Thursday, October 14, 2010

I'd like to add to my previous post of being half way there.

I joined Curves! I tried the personal trainer and gym routine, but, found that I love the circuit training and the fact that I get my cardio and strength training all in one! I am so driven to make sure I make it there on the days because I feel so good afterwards. emoticon

I have started to notice the changes in my body too. With the weight loss and my exercise. I feel great.

I'd like to encourage everyone to never ever give up. This has not been a short journey for me. I've been on this journey since 1999. I've had my loses and gains. Everyday I make a conscious choice to eat to fuel my body. This way of thinking has made all the difference in the world. I continue my journey to a healthy weight every day...even on those days I eat more than I should. You can never give up. You just eat better the next meal. Don't wait for another day. Fix it that day! And then forget whatever it was that you thought you shouldn't eat and turn it around to you must have needed that food at that time and it is okay. But now, I continue to eat my everyday fuel my body.

And now the exercise! Now I'm helping my body to continue to support me and all the things I want to do. Like chase after my grandson, ride a bike, go for a hike. I'm way too young to become sedentary. I want to live and I want to live life to the fullest.

Lets all make it our new mantra that we want to LIVE and live LIFE to the FULLEST!

We CAN do this. emoticon

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C-MERRIE11 12/4/2010 11:08PM

    sooooo good! Im really excited for you, all your hard work :) long time no see, btw (ive been away). best wishes!

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CANBDONE 10/14/2010 3:02PM

    Thanks for the reminder to give it my all! emoticon

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STAYINGTHIN3 10/14/2010 2:35PM

  I too have found that I just plain feel better with exercise. It is so hard to get me out the door and afterwards, I am always amazed at how much better I feel. Power to you!

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CHUCKIECHIEF 10/14/2010 2:35PM

    Keep up the good work.

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MELLYBEANS0919 10/14/2010 2:34PM

    Awesome. emoticon

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I'm Half Way There...To Goal That Is...Only 100 More To Go

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

I'm so excited and psyched. I have finally gotten back to where I was 4 years ago and I'm ready to get to goal.

I didn't want to join WW with my daughter. I didn't think I was ready. I had been struggling with eating right and didn't want the commitment. However, I DID want to support her. So I joined. My first week I lost 11 pounds! Wow I hadn't lost that much since the first time I did the program. And at that time, I was 345 pounds. This time, like the first time, I caught the excitement of eating right and losing weight.

Five weeks later, I have lost a total of 17 pounds! I also have incredible energy and drive. I love eating right and cooking again. If I fast food, it's Subway or I look at the menu before I leave so I can plan what I'll order when I get there. I cannot stress how important it is for me to log my food. It keeps me aware of how much I've really eaten or need to eat. Yes, I said NEED to eat. I find that I don't use all my points some days. But since I have had a couple of days where I've gone over my points...not over the total weekly plus exercise all works out in the week. I feel I must be right because I've had a steady 1- to 2-pound loss each week.

I'm a so looking forward to getting out of the 200's. Then down to my goal. I've never been to goal. So it will be a new experience for me. But one I look forward to.

So I'm continuing with the little goals of getting into the next 10s (240, 230, etc) until I'm out of the 200s. That is my first big goal and I think I'll celebrate it with a little shopping spree. A lady has to have a new wardrobe. emoticon

emoticon So my Spark friends, thank you for being with me on this journey and sharing yours with me. I'll try to post a before and after picture soon. It's really nice to compare.

Keep on Sparking. This is an attainable goal.


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MUEHLBBO 10/13/2010 7:32PM

    Way to go! Keep up the great work.

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CANBDONE 10/13/2010 4:23PM

    That's it! After reading your blog, I'm going to try a little harder. You inspire me!

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MTULLY 10/13/2010 3:53PM

    You have overcome some difficult obstacles to get where you are today. You are awesome! Keep up the good work! emoticon

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Are There Any Food Hoarders Out There?

Thursday, June 17, 2010

I'm not sure this is a good thing I've discovered about myself....but here goes:

I'm a food hoarder. I've been somewhat aware of this for a time, but it really sunk in today as I visited an office of a co-worker that I know always has chocolate on her desk. I was feeling the stress of the job and had been fighting emotional urges to eat.

As I picked out 3 miniature chocolate candies to add to my collection I knew I wasn't going to eat them. All I wanted was to "own" them. I have a medium size candy jar that I keep in my office in the credenza so that it is out of sight. I just add to it periodically. However, I know that it is there. It just kind of makes me feel good to know that I have chocolate and I could eat it if I want to.

When I was a child, I was not given the same portions as my brothers because I was overweight. I think this is where I picked up the habit of hoarding my food. I only hoard foods that are sweet...cereals, cookies, candy, ice cream. I used to get mad when my children would get into whatever it was that I bought because about the time that I was ready for it (or craving it) it would be all gone. So, we made a rule at my house that they are to wait until I open it and then it is fair game. Sometimes, if they ask for it before I've had my portion, I will just let them have it because I'm not in the mood for it. Other times, I still need to have it there in case I DO want some.

As I've analyzed my behavior in this situation, I've come to the conclusion that the food I "hoard" is a security blanket. It is my way of knowing that I CAN have it if I WANT it. It just makes me feel good to know that that jar of chocolate is there if I really really want one...or two (I only collect the small candies).

So, in conclusion, I'm not sure that this is such a bad thing. I mean, if I'm not eating the food, I'm only storing it, what harm can it do? I keep it out of sight because I do succumb to the visual temptation sometimes and only eat what I really want and watch my portions. This is a way for me to "control" what I eat. Makes me feel that I'm in total control. Only I can tell myself "No."

Are there others that share this same "security blanket" with me? Or am I a weird one? emoticon

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CANBDONE 7/1/2010 2:27PM

    My goodies never last long enough for me to hoard...I'm more of a gobbler! emoticon

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RGDSGAL 6/30/2010 11:42PM

    I still hide food (sweet and salty stuff) away at times so my DH can't eat it. He can't let it alone because it may go bad. lol... maybe I should just let him have it and then I won't have to worry about me eating it.

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FIGHT2SURVIVE 6/17/2010 6:13PM

    I used to do the same thing but then we moved here and our meals are prepared for us. When we do bring in some snacks from the outside, we have a tendency to gobble them all up at once. So we try not to buy them.

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KIM5872 6/17/2010 5:58PM

    Hmmm... I honestly dont believe that it is a huge problem. my stepmother is exactly the same as you. I am somewhat a little less than that, but still the same. I think its an all around control problem, not a hoarding problem. It just that food going in your house is something that is ALWAYS in your face day in and day out, and you feel like there is nothing you can do about it. So, you get a little crazy when it comes to food. lol. Its something you feel you have no control over. At least thats how I feel it is for myself and my stepmother.
(Hey, at least hoarding is good... it means your not eating it constantly!!! haha. or you wouldnt have a stash! )

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    Ahh the forbidden fruit. It's a good exercise in control. I think if you totally abstain, it only makes it worse and then you go on a real binge if all of a sudden it becomes available to you instead of being there all the time. You are not weird.

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