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Thank You!

Friday, February 05, 2010

I feel so blessed to have found SP and all the wonderful people here. I truly can't thank you enough for the encouragement, the support and the shout outs I gotten this week. I'm determined to keep at this, and even this weekend is not going to stand in my way.

I did okay today. I could have eaten a little better, but I stayed within my goals. I got in a good workout this morning and I got some stuff done that I wanted to.

Tomorrow I have another to do list and then my DATE! I'm resolved to maintaining this week, but then I have 3 more weeks to lose my 10 lbs for February. Bring it on!

Goals for tomorrow:
1300-1500 cals
64+ oz water
AM Cardio (45+ min)

  
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CATTIANN 2/6/2010 6:14AM

    You are an inspiration! Keep on keeping on! You are doing so GREAT!!!! emoticon
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DDOORN 2/5/2010 11:48PM

    This locomotive is on a MISSION!

Spark ON! :-)

Don

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PUDDLE_JUMPER 2/5/2010 11:01PM

    You are sooo doing great!!!

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SATYAGRAHA 2/5/2010 10:50PM

    emoticon Kick those last pounds in the butt! YEAH!

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Feeling good but mixed emotions.

Thursday, February 04, 2010

I had today off from work, so I spent the day cleaning instead...lol. I slept in a bit, got in a great workout with Jillian (BFBM) and then cleaned. I did my kitchen, my DD's room, vacuumed and ran stairs with the laundry. More to do tomorrow and next week though.

I'm having some mixed emotions this week about my weight loss. I know where I want to be health wise (125-130) and I'm thrilled with the progress I've made so far, but I'm finding myself sad to be losing more. I have at least 6 really beautiful dressy dresses that I won't be able to wear again. Some of them I've only worn once and they're already big on me. My DH is great and keeps reassuring me that this is a good thing, but I really like these dresses and it just seems so wasteful to me. I'm starting to wonder if I could be happy right where I am, which is only about halfway to my goal, but still the lowest I've been since I was an undergrad.

Today I realized that with this mind set, I've kind of been sabotaging myself nutritionally. My cals are a bit higher this week (though still well within range) and I'm not as focused on when to stop eating. At this point, I'll be happy to maintain last week's weight. Especially with a date Saturday and a party Sunday.

Any encouragement about this clothes issue would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Goals for tomorrow:
1300-1450 cals
64+ oz water
AM 30DS-L3
PM Yoga
In bed by 10

  
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FRECKS96 2/5/2010 8:02AM

    Thanks everyone! I really hadn't thought much about having them taken in, but it is certainly worth a shot. I know I'll get through this-whatever THIS is-and be stronger for it on the other side. Your encouragement means so much to me! emoticon

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WILLOW49 2/4/2010 11:00PM

    I agree, if you really cannot get rid of the dresses, there's always alterations. I've done that with many of mine. (Glad I sew!) However, I have given away so many, too. I look at it as "paying it forward" as I know they are going to someone who really needs the clothes.

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DDOORN 2/4/2010 10:56PM

    The most important thing is to tune into your body and develop a sense of what truly feels right to you...regardless of ANY clothes. It is possible you may already be at or near a point at which you feel "right"...perhaps not. Only you can know for sure. It can be a tricky thing. One of the reasons we can gain weight so easily is that many of us become separated from our bodies, caught up with numbers...especially the scale. We can get hung up on a certain weight on the scale, clothes size, etc. without really *knowing* what feels *right* to ourselves.

Clothes can be altered or at worst replaced...I've passed along SINFUL amounts of clothes, but I feel I undo the "sin" by allowing others to get use from the clothes.

Don

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HLJ3079 2/4/2010 8:58PM

    I'm sure you could find someone to tailor the dresses for you around here. I'd look for a bridal alterations person, if they're formal dresses. You could check a menswear shop to ask them where they might have a resource for tailors/seamstresses, too. I had a woman out right near PA make a bridesmaid dress for me, I just called around to places in the phone book until I found someone I liked.

You can definitely take the dresses with you as you leave the weight behind!! You've been such an inspiration to me, you have NO idea.

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SATYAGRAHA 2/4/2010 8:45PM

    Yes, I agree! Don't lose your sights on your goals because of some dresses! You can always get them tailored. I used to get my prom dresses tailored at L&L tailoring, just off of Hooper Road in Endwell. Don't know if that's convenient for you, but they were wonderful, and a great little mom and pop place. Just imagine, a cute little husband and wife from Italy! I loved them! I know it costs money to get stuff tailored, but a lot less than it costs to buy new clothes! And if you have to get rid of stuff, you can always donate it and feel better than someone in need is using it. I got rid of almost 5 bags of clothes this summer, and felt a little guilty and wasteful, but then I remembering they weren't doing me any good, so why not let someone else have them!

On the other hand, if you really do feel happy here and want to stay at this weight, then do it because it feels right for your body. But since you mentioned that you've been sabotaging yourself, I'd say keep pushing through it! emoticon

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PUDDLE_JUMPER 2/4/2010 8:31PM

    Have you thought about having the dresses altered?
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I have some nice clothes that I am planning on taking in eventually. I really don't want to spend money on an entire new wardrobe every time I lose weight. Especially things that I really like! emoticon
If you are not able to do it yourself or don't know someone who can there are some dry cleaners who still do that kind of work.
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Long Day

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

I taught second grade today-man was that rough. I'm still working on my water (at 10pm) because I didn't have time to take a sip all day. I ate pretty well though, even with dinner at a friend's house. I got in 30 day shred L2 today, as well as some kickboxing since I had some extra time. Missing yoga tonight, but if I don't work tomorrow I'll do an extra session.

I got my shirt from the SP store today, so excited! It's a bit more form fitting than I anticipated, but it will make a great layering shirt when I start running in a month or so. It would also look really good under the jacket I thought about ordering.

I taught today at a school I haven't been in for a couple months. It was kind of odd-people were actually apprehensive about asking me if I'd lost weight. I took the opportunity to spread The Spark though and gave out the cards I had printed to 2 people.

Goals for tomorrow:
1300-1400 cals
64+ oz water
AM Cardio (BFBM)
PM Yoga
In bed by 10

  
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DDOORN 2/3/2010 10:47PM

    Cool deal on the shirt!

Yeah, have had a few awkward encounters recently w/ folks who hadn't seen me in a while...."are you okay? I mean, you're not ill or something?" Great moments...! :-)

Don

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1MILLDOLLARBABY 2/3/2010 10:12PM

    sorry you had a long day but it sounds like you're on the right track to success!

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Tuesday

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

I did ok again today. I did better on my calories, but I need to work on finding some healthier PM snacks (between lunch and dinner). I did pick up some hummus and pretzel chips today, so that should help.

Fitness wise, I joined a 30 day shred challenge, which I'm really excited about. I did Level 1 yesterday, some cardio today and will do level 2 tomorrow. I'm really enjoying doing my yoga in the PM right before bed. It's really helping me unwind and sleep better.

Goals for tomorrow:
1300-1400 cals
64+ oz water
AM 30DS-L2
PM Yoga
In bed by 10

  
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TRELLY70 2/3/2010 2:51PM

    great job! what is this shred challenge I've seen on here?

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PUDDLE_JUMPER 2/3/2010 7:36AM

    Hey, Julie, that PM YOGA, sounds terrific!!! Do you have a specific program for that?

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WILLOW49 2/2/2010 10:57PM

    Julie, you're just Sparkin' plenty! emoticon emoticon

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A good Monday

Monday, February 01, 2010

I had a pretty decent day today. I got to work with friends and I got in a good workout, which led me to start a new exercise challenge. I also had my weigh in today and I am down another 2 pounds or so. I did some figuring and realized that since I started SP, I have averaged about 10 lbs/month lost. If I can maintain this, it puts me on track to reach my goal by May instead of June. We'll see. I expect that my loss will slow down at some point.

Nutritionally I was doing great today until I decided to have some fritos with dinner. It put me outside of my personal goal, but still within range. I need to be careful because I'm going out to dinner Saturday with my hubby to a French restaurant. But, I realized that I'll be able to wear one of my pretty cocktail dresses that are taking up room in my closet! Yay!

It's going to be a great week!!

Goals for tomorrow:
1300-1400 cals
64+ oz water
AM Cardio (maybe BFBM again, it was pretty good)
PM Yoga
In bed by 10

  
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WILLOW49 2/1/2010 11:13PM

    You're doing great! emoticon emoticon

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ARAC76 2/1/2010 9:07PM

    I'm so proud of you Julie! You're doing great!

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FRECKS96 2/1/2010 8:19PM

    I was trying on some dresses tonight for Saturday and most of the ones I would want to wear are actually a little big. On a whim I tried on the dress I wore for my HS senior pic and it fit! I'm still in shock. There is a pic on my page.

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DDOORN 2/1/2010 8:09PM

    Awesome efforts, so steady and with such super pay-offs!

You're an inspiration for many...! Woo hoo!

Don

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SATYAGRAHA 2/1/2010 7:21PM

    Hoorah for fitting into old cocktail dresses! Won't you look (and feel) so beautiful? emoticon

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ANITARO1 2/1/2010 7:09PM

    Good for you! It sounds that you are doing great!!!!

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