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Last day of first week!

Saturday, February 09, 2008

I have resisted getting on the scale this week. I wanted to wait the entire week before seeing if there was any difference. I know it will probably not be a whole lot because I haven't been doing any cardio exercise. As soon as I am medically cleared for it, I will start.

This is a whole new lifestyle for me. It is one that I have done but lost my way over the past few years. Suddenly, I'm just a little optimistic about the future and if I can do this, keep it up with the help of friends (both old and new) I just might get to where I need to be.

So, wish me luck tomorrow morning. It's been hard not to peek but one more day.

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BARCINTL 2/9/2008 7:36PM

    I'm sure it will be a happy weigh in!!!

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LAILA07 2/9/2008 7:26PM

    Good luck on your weigh in on tomorrow. I believe you will do well. Hang in there.

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JENNA2007CANADA 2/9/2008 11:17AM

    Good luck! Jenna

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LINDOKAS 2/9/2008 9:36AM

    It's hard to not give in! I have to make my fiance hide it or I'll weigh myself 2-3 times a week! haha... Good luck on your first week's numbers! :-)

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The water is driving me crazy!

Thursday, February 07, 2008

I don't know how some of you do this. I have always been a big water drinker but it seems that drinking this much water every day is not easy.

I can't drink a full glass of water in the mornings on days that I work. It seems that my body is a sieve when it comes to water and with a (depending on traffic) 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hour commute, I just won't make it. As it is, I carry a bottle of water with me all day but have to use bathrooms constantly. I wonder if they are counting on running to the bathroom as more exercise.

I know the water is good for me. I know it will flush out fat, it will keep me full, and flush out toxins but there are days when I find it very difficult to keep up with because it becomes inconvenient.

Does anyone else have this problem?

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JENNA2007CANADA 2/9/2008 11:17AM

    I had a problem when I first started out, added some lemon to make it tastier and learned where all the washrooms are - now I just can't imagine not having 10 glasses everyday - it is the #1 thing I recommend as a beginner as it means so much! It will get easier! Jenna

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BARCINTL 2/9/2008 8:27AM

    I bet if you added an Orange Cosmo to the water and then asked them to hold the water, you'd love to drink it! (at least every once in a while, anyway!)

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JO*ANNE*IE 2/7/2008 7:19PM

    A resounding YES!!! I know every restroom on the entire Eastern seaboard!!

Just so you know, you are very "normal" whatever that is!!! It is still very inconvenient and it slows down a little after you've been consuming water for a while; but for me, not enough to really matter!!

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Learning some new things

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

I have been amazed at the calorie count of things I have been eating. I had no idea that things like broccoli and brussel sprouts have so many calories. Sure, they are a better choice in the long run but I was unaware of the calories I was consuming even in things I thought were "0" calories. I realize they aren't a "Lot" but they add up more than I realized.

I knew this was gong to be tough but this is a real wake up call. I can't believe how easy it is to keep track of what I eat here. I'm learning new things every day.


This isn't going to be easy....

Sunday, February 03, 2008

It has been a rough road. The past few years have taken their toll on me and now it's time time to take back the reins and start over. In 2005 I had a hysterectomy. Since then I've gained almost 20 lbs. On top of the 20 I already needed to lose, needless to say I've got some work to do.

My husband left close to two years ago. When a marriage is over it takes time to sort out ones feelings and get emotions back in check. It was impossible to lose weight and change my life at the same time.

I had a recent health scare. Lucky for me I'm just fine. During that waiting time I didn't think about what I looked like for a moment. I just wanted to be OK. And I am.

Now is the time to start over. I am glad I found a place that I can glean motivation from and it's nice that I have a friend here as well. Hopefully, I'll make more friends and we all can root each other on.

Yup, today is the first day of the rest of my life. Corny but true.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

BARCINTL 2/3/2008 11:14PM

    And here I thought you'd gotten rid of the rein...

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  I am so glad to hear that your health is fine-that is always the most important thing!! Congratulations on starting out and thank you for the encouragement on my blog. We can both do this!!!


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DOUNIAGLEZ 2/3/2008 4:30PM

    Thank you for sharing your story. It gives me encouragement to know that there are others on SparkPeople that share similar stories. We can do it with the support of one another. My weight gain sneaked up on me as I was living for others rather than taking care of myself. Health is a gift and a responsibility. Please hang in there and reach out when you need an encouraging word.


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