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Is this real?

Sunday, September 14, 2008

I have been struggling for weeks now with my weight. It will go from 134 to 132 then back to 135 then to 132! ARGHHH!!! I haven't changed anything and this could all be within the same week. I am just not really losing at all.

My friend Dawn tells me my body is adjusting to this weight before it moves on to lose more. Is this a real thing? How long do these things last? It's very frustrating. I know that I am eating right and doing what I need to do but I kind of want to know what's going on.

Anyone have this problem when they are 3/4 of the way home????

  
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OAKDALE3 9/15/2008 9:24PM

    YES!! I have the same issues. My scale went from 133.5 to 134 to 135 and has now been at 135.5 for a while. It is very frustrating I agree!! I just keep up the self talk that this is a lifestyle change and not a diet. That and sparking are the only things that keep me going. I love to read that others have been successful. It gives me hope.

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PERKYDEBI 9/15/2008 10:00AM

    Are you weighing yourself every day? If you are, then I would recommend that you weigh yourself just once a week and on the same day at the same time. Remember that it takes a 3500 calorie deficit to even make a pound, so you can't expect to lose that many calories overnight. It's going to take several days. Also track your sodium intake too. It's amazing how much sodium we consume, and it's everywhere! And since sodium causes fluid retention then that could be a reason of your weight fluctuating too.

Hang in there and don't get discouraged!

Debbie
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ader "I Hate Exercise"

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GIRLINMOTION 9/15/2008 9:57AM

    I had to up my exercise towards the last few pounds too. Not much, lazy too, but an extra five to ten minutes a day, or more days of exercise will help. I don't think you want to cut calories, that would be hard to maintain in the long run.

Hugs, Sonia

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L.I.L.MOMMY 9/15/2008 7:10AM

    The only thing I can say is from personal experience, once I had gotten to the 3/4 mark, losing weight became much tougher, not because my body was gearing up for another loss, but because it took my body fewer calories to do what I had been doing all along.

I had to up my exercise to continue seeing progress, here's an example at 175 pounds I burned approximately 850 calories doing our family bike outting but at 140 pounds I only burned 725 calories for the exact same ride. Even though I was eating the same number of calories and exercising the same amount of time, I was no longer getting the calorie deficit to continue to lose weight.

Perhaps it's like that for you now, take a close look at calories in and calories out, then and now it might provide you with your answer.

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Lunch with the girls

Monday, September 01, 2008

Last week an old friend of mine came into town. We made a lunch date to meet with my friend Dawn (also on S/P and looks amazing). We were all happy to see each other and couldn't wait to gossip for hours.

We met at a local diner, each one of us looking fantastic!! We sat around laughing and calculating weight loss!! Between the three of us, we lost 130 lbs!!! Can you imagine!! That's an entire person!! We all raised a glass of diet coke in celebration!!!

Then we had to order lunch. I scanned the menu and decided on a grilled veggie panini. When the waitress came to take our order I went last. I told her what I wanted and my friends looked at me. I said my idea of splurging wasn't in food but in other ways. The waitress pointed to me and said, "Sure, that from the skinny one."

OMG!!! I was the skinny one!!! Can you imagine!! I nearly jumped out of my seat and kissed her!!! Yes, i was wearing my new skinny jeans and looked great but at a table of beauties "I" was the skinny one!!! It made my entire weekend!!!!

So, I really have to work at my last 10 lbs. Seems they are going to be tough :(. I won't give up and now I wonder what she would say 10 lbs from now!!!

Thank goodness for my Wii Fit. I spent an hour on it last night after not such a good weekend!! I'm back on track.

Hope everyone is having a great holiday weekend.

  
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L.I.L.MOMMY 9/4/2008 9:23AM

    Wow the skinny one....good for you, what a boost!

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BARCINTL 9/4/2008 7:42AM

    You *were* the skinny one...you weighed less than everyone at the table!!!

I hate you.

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GIRLINMOTION 9/3/2008 9:59PM

    It is nice to hear words that flatter our hard work done to achieve being "the skinny" one.

Sonia

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TAMMI1963 9/3/2008 5:55PM

    I love this blog!!! 130 pounds gone - WOW!!! That's quite an accomplishment. You'll lose that last 10 lbs in no time, skinny one!!! emoticon

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DORY.A 9/2/2008 12:04PM

    I love the Wii Fit too!!!! It is SO great. I can't wait for Wii Resort to come out too... SOON!

Congrats on being the SKINNY ONE! You ARE and you deserve that title!

WTG! Keep up the good work and we'll battle that last 10 lbs together!!!!

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I bought jeans!!!!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

This has been a long time coming. It's been years since I've bought jeans. I just kept wearing those that fit me and occasionally buying a pair of stretchy ones that were just the biggest size I could get and then wearing them without even looking in the mirror. Didn't go into a dressing room for a loooooooong time!!!

So, Sears (yes Sears!) was having an all denim sale. I went over to buy my son some jeans and saw that they had lots of nice womens stuff on sale as well. I went back the next day and looked around. I gathered a few in my arms to try on but had no idea what size. I guessed a 6 hoping but thinking I'm probably an 8.

Took about half dozen pairs into the fitting room. Grabbed the first one and thought "I'm never going to get a 6 up over my butt" and almost didn't even try but then I figured, what the heck.

It felt a little tight but I pulled and tugged and you know what, I even buttoned it and zipped it up!! Every size 6 fit me!!! Some looked better than others but I was amazed and so very happy. I settled on three pairs but I knew one was iffy. I would allow my daughter to make the final decision.

I tried them on for her and she shrieked, "Mom, you are so tiny!!!" LOL, I just can't believe this. She did tell me to take back one pair, not because they didn't fit but because she said they were to short.

I haven't worn lo-rise jeans since they were called "hip-huggers in the 70's!!

Now my daughter tells me I have to get some "cute" tops to go with the new cute me!!!!

One thing I should mention. On my way into the fitting room I had to go past the "womans" department. There were all those jeans with the elastic waist that I swore I would never wear again. I snickered as I walked by them and as I left with my new purchases, I stuck out my tongue at them. LOL - hope no one saw that!!!

  
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BARCINTL 8/30/2008 9:27AM

    I saw her in these jeans and may I say, she looked HOT!

What a great job you've done, Gayllynne!

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GIRLINMOTION 8/28/2008 9:44AM

    I am so happy for you that you can found out that you are doing better than you thought. Way to go!!!!

It is so nice that you have found jeans that fit well. And I think sticking your tongue out at the jeans with the elastic waist will be a memory you will never forget and help you stay focussed on your goals.

Hugs, Sonia

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MAUREEN19640824 8/27/2008 10:34PM

    Totally awesome story! I am so happy for you and you give me great hope!!!!

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BLINDBETH 8/27/2008 9:30PM

    So awesome! Good fitting jeans can lift a girl's spirits better than anything!
Post some pictures, hot thang...
Yay!
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NAOMIJGH 8/27/2008 7:53PM

    Way to go!!

Naomi

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Faking it!!!!

Friday, August 22, 2008

I started walking again this week. The weather has been beautiful in the mornings and when I drop off my son at camp I really have no excuse to go back home when I could walk the lake. It's a total of 4 miles there, around the lake and back. Just under an hour of my time and so good to my body. So, I've been going.

Today, as I was mumbling and grumbling all the way there (yes, I still hate to exercise) I walked right into the middle of a marathon! I wasn't the only one who was walking the lake, negotiating between runners but once I was there I was walking!!!

So, I started up as usual and walked as much in the middle as I could so the runners could get around me easily. Every now and then I heard one behind me and tried to move so they could go by me. Well, by the third mile I was sweating, and trying hard to go as fast as I could and suddenly there were people clapping for me....OMG! I was offered water, people were yelling WAY TO GO.....it was all I could do to keep a straight face!! No way was I running around the lake 10 times!!! I barely get around once and that's plenty!!

But, I did find it very funny and it made me walk just a bit faster and want to keep up just a little. There were people much, much older than me and they were running! I really tip my hat to them.

I highly doubt I will ever run a marathon as I really have no desire to what-so-ever. I do want to be fit and slim so I will walk and do the exercise I need to do to get there. But today, it was fun to walk for my adoring fans!!! emoticon

  
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DORY.A 8/27/2008 8:16AM

    You deserved the clapping and water... you were exercising and if I was there, I'd be clapping for you too!!!!

You've done so great!!!! Congrats on reaching your 30 lb loss goal early!!!

You sound like such a great mom too, btw... just thought you should know that!

dory

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BLINDBETH 8/25/2008 7:35PM

    You are so funny! I love the idea of faking it.

And I am so inspired by you walking when I have been offering up every excuse in the book to avoid it. Ugh!

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SBALVIS1 8/25/2008 1:10AM

    I was just browsing the site and came across your blog and it made me chuckle out loud, so I had to share it with my co-workers. We all got a kick out of your "fake" marathon! Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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BARCINTL 8/24/2008 10:08PM

    So what 5k should I sign us up for???

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L.I.L.MOMMY 8/23/2008 9:06AM

    OMG that's so funny! Of course I think you've created a monster with this blog, I went and found sound clips of cheering crowds to strategically place throughout my cardio tunes workout! LOLOL

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IMJUSTMECANDICE 8/22/2008 6:15PM

    I think that's great!! And Sonia's right... never say never! lol I always swore that joggers were sadomasochistic!! rofl And then, the couple of weeks ago, after just starting back to walking after at least 6 months, I decided to push my treadmill... to see how fast it could go. lol Only I was walking on it at the time! By 4.0 I was jogging! Only for a couple of seconds but I remember thinking... this is kinda fun! ROFL Me? Anti-jogging! Enjoying my 2.5 second run. hehehe I think that after all my weird looks (that I gave people I saw jogging along the side of the road) I might have to give jogging a chance! And to run for something worthwhile... I think I just might have to go for it! Ewwwwwww hehehe

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LULAROCK66 8/22/2008 3:19PM

   
emoticonThanks for sharing that cute story
I laughed out loud..... emoticon

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CATLADY523 8/22/2008 1:09PM

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How funny! And yay for you for walking 4 miles. I think that's huge!

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GIRLINMOTION 8/22/2008 12:33PM

    Never say never Gayllynne!!! I never thought at 50 I would participate in my first run ever and a 10K at that (walked lots too, but had a very good time for a first timer). You never know, you may change your mind.

Sonia

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THATGIRL21 8/22/2008 10:42AM

    Woohoo you have a cheering section . off and on spark. Way to go and keep up the great work.

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Saying goodbye

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

To my fat jeans. Well, they are my fat jeans now.

I work with dogs for a living and wear my most yucky clothes when I work. I have been wearing the same jeans for a couple of years now (yes, I wash them!!). For a long time they were the only ones that fit. I can remember undoing the button on my way home because they were to tight or after dinner, undoing them to watch TV. They are a size 12.

I have been wearing them a long time. They got bigger and bigger on me. Over the past few months I've been wearing shorts (that are getting ever bigger too). Today was a beautiful day but a little chilly. I decided to take a nice walk around the lake and put on my jeans. I was pretty shocked. I had to roll up the cuffs because they were dragging and I had to pull them up constantly. I took my son to camp and then went for my walk. When I would feel the crotch coming down between my thighs I'd pull it back up. I knew it was time to say goodbye.

When I got home I took them off. No, I did not even undo them to do so. Those jeans and I are done. I will not keep them. I do not want any fat clothes in my house, ever. I will never need them again!

To make matters even better, I reached into my closet and pulled out the jeans I bought several years ago. I loved them. They have a leopard pattern on them in browns. They are a junior size 9. A few months ago I tried them on and still couldn't close them. Today, they fit!!! Yes, they FIT!!!! I am so excited!!! I can't wait to wear them this fall. I am going to find a great brown top to go with them and post a picture here for all to see!!! Wow.

So, coming into the home-stretch I'm feeling good. Did some Wii yoga today and will do some more fun things later. Challenging my son is a great, fun way to work out too!!!!

It's gonna be a great day!!!

  
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L.I.L.MOMMY 8/22/2008 7:53AM

    Awesome! So long fat jeans....woo hoo!

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BETSY815 8/21/2008 10:42AM

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I am waiting for the day when I can chuck my size 12's.


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GIRLINMOTION 8/21/2008 9:53AM

    Farewell old jeans!

What a funny blog, as usual the heading made me think of something totally different, lol.

You still have not told us about the two dates last weekend. Gayllynne you are torchering me, lol. Is there a second date with either?

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STEPPINSTAMPER 8/20/2008 12:05PM

    *WAVES* Goodbye to your 'fat' jeans...looks like you're not going to be needing them any more!

WELL DONE! emoticon

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