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5 lbs in 3 weeks, not to shabby!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

I made it through. This week wasn't easy but I made it. I actually went out twice, my boyfriend was over for most of the week so eating and exercising according to "plan" was really a challenge. I didn't want to be challenged so early into my lifestyle change but there wasn't anything I could nor wanted to do about it.

Today I finished my third week and had a one pound drop. Not huge but not a gain either. I am really REALLY ok with it. That makes a total of 5 lbs. I wish I could "complain" that things were to big on me but that just hasn't happened yet. Although now, I no longer fear the washer/dryer. If I wash something, it will fit after the dryer.

So, I am starting my 4th week today. Wow, that went fast. I'm stronger, healthier and looking forward to the new/old me!

  
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L.I.L.MOMMY 2/26/2008 12:19PM

    Oh how I miss the days when the scale would drop...it's so motivating....that's a pretty good weight loss for three weeks...way to go!

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SUGARSHOCK 2/25/2008 11:39PM

    hello again my 1st spark friend....that's really good for 3 weeks. think of how easily you'll be able to do all the things you love to do,and have all the guys breaking their necks to turn their heads and see just what you've achieved by determination,persistence, and the love of life it's self.....don't be a stranger, treat everyday as if there is no tomorrow......then treat tomorrow the same as today...don't let it slip away....{SUGARSHOCK}

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BARCINTL 2/25/2008 6:14AM

    5lbs in 3 weeks--I'd kill for that loss these days! That's almost 87 lbs a year...nothing to sneeze at!

You're doing great and looking great and I'm proud of you.

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2 more lbs gone!!!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Woohoo!!! Another two down which makes 4 lbs in two weeks. I couldn't be happier. Next week is going to be a challenge. I have a lot of work to do and it's hard to eat when I'm working so I am going to have to bring healthy, low calories things with me to munch on during the day.

In addition, my boyfriend is coming to spend the week with me. My children are going to CA with their dad and I have the entire week to myself. We haven't seen each other in several months because of circumstances, but he was my rock when I thought I had breast cancer. He will be supportive but he likes meals and loves for me to bake for him (I did promise).

I am going to take one day at a time. I have told him my goals and I will get through this.

Yay!!! 4 down!!!

  
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BLUECHEESE1 2/21/2008 11:34PM

    It's not easy.. but it is good. :) don't give up.

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BARCINTL 2/18/2008 5:08PM

    You look great--those 4 lbs have made a difference, especially in your face!

I told you--don't let cooking for your boyfriend be a torture for you--cook things you don't like, like banana cupcakes. I'm sure he'll understand; after all, who would want to put their girlfriend through that kind of torture?

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DIANNEYME 2/18/2008 1:18PM

    Congratulations, Gayle! Great work!! Just take it one day at a time - you can do this!

Dianne

GO YANKEES!

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MOVEWOO 2/17/2008 12:43PM

    congrats on the wait lost. For your boyfriend, invite him in to cook with you a find a new healthy recipe you both would enjoy, it'll turn the heat up in more ways then one...

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I bought my last large!!!!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

It has been very hard for me these last few years. I have gained a ridiculous amount of weight. Most of it was from stress. Health concerns and a divorce just put me over the top.

Now that I am here, I am ready to be the person I always was. Never in my life did I think I would buy size "large". I have always been petite. I can even remember walking into a store once and the woman who ran it said to me, "I'm sorry, we don't have clothes small enough for you here."

I may never hear that again and that's really OK. I just never again want to buy anything large.

Once this weight is off, it's STAYING off. You can count on it!

  
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CHRISTIFIT 2/16/2008 6:40PM

    I am glad I could offer you some inspiration! You too can get back into those clothes in your closet - from here on out just refuse to BUY any more clothes. You will get so sick of wearing the same things and feeling yourself bulge out of the ones you have that you will have no other choice but to work harder at whatever diet/exercise/health plan you are doing :) ! Best of luck to you, you can DO THIS!!

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YANKSGIRL1 2/16/2008 1:36PM

    UGH. I understand your thinking all too well. I used to wear a size 4 and weighed usually 95-105 pounds. Due to health problems and a car accident with additional physical issues - I am now overweight. I went from wearing an XS to L or even XL myself. It is so disgusting and difficult to accept. What is more messed up is that when I was that size 4 person that weighed 95 pounds, I thought I was heavy!! We are way too tough on ourselves and have to try to love ourselves the way we are - but I know I want to get into even a size 6 pair of Levis soooo badly I can almost taste it!! I want to enter a 5,7,9 store again and just realize I could fit in the clothes there again! I will be fine if I never get back into a size 0 b/c I was probably unhealthy then but a 6 - a 6 would be soooo NICE!!

You seem like such a nice person. I really wish you well with meeting your goals. Remember stress is often not our friend and that will only hinder any goals.

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BARCINTL 2/15/2008 10:47AM

    Well, considering the hard work you've put in over the last two weeks, both with diet *and* exercise, you're off to a flying start. Now we just have to get you "cleared" so you can start doing weights with me on Sundays :)

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JENNA2007CANADA 2/14/2008 5:57PM

    Yay you! You go girl - if you run fast enough that lost weight will never be able to catch you again - that's my theory and I'm gonna stick with it!

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Making it easier

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Today we had a 2 hour delay because of the snow. My daughter, age almost 17 decided she didn't want to in to school. Since they are off next week for Presidents week I said it was ok (she is a straight A student). So, she decided she was going to help me today and asked what she could do. She the volunteered to go grocery shopping for me.

This was great. We made out a list of what I needed and off she went. She came back with all the things on the list and little else. No temptation, no decisions about calories, no feeling deprived because I couldn't have something.

I can't tell you how great that was. I have the food I need to keep on track and no temptations that are calling to me. She thought it was fun until I asked her how she would like to do it every week for decades. Not so much fun anymore!!

So, I made it my business to get on the treadmill again today. Haven't missed a day yet. Still hate it, but still doing it!

  
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GAYLLYNNE 2/13/2008 7:04PM

    You know, naming it is a good idea. Think I will name it something I really dislike...hmmmmmmmm

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JENNA2007CANADA 2/13/2008 7:03PM

    Good for you for working around temptations and for getting on the treadmill despite hating the thing - have you given it a name? Maybe that will help (grin, grin, grin). Jenna

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Will I ever NOT hate exercise???

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Just finished my treadmill walk. I have vowed to myself that no matter what else I do, I have to do at least 1/2 hour on the treadmill every day. I haven't done cardio in a long time because of health issues but there really is no excuse now. I need to get my strength back. I just have to do it if I want to lose that weight. The truth is, I really hate it but when it's over, I'm so happy I did what I needed to do.

But.....I still hate it.

  
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JBOB28 2/12/2008 11:27PM

    I'm with ya there! I HATE exercising! I wish that I was on a volleyball team every night of the week because that's the only exception to the rule. LOL! When will we learn that it's wonderful, fantastic, fun??? :o)

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JENNA2007CANADA 2/12/2008 9:56PM

    I hate the treadmill but there are a whole bunch of other things I love: exercise bands, my stability ball, dumbbells, swimming, dancing, hiking, walking, running, jump rope, yoga, hiking, surfing, tennis, strenth training - the possibilites are endless!

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JENNA2007CANADA 2/12/2008 8:17PM

    I hate it as well so can sure relate to that one! Jenna


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