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The Reality

Sunday, August 02, 2009

The reality is that I can't lose much more weight before the wedding for a couple of reasons.

Reason #1
The wedding is a month away and there's only so much weight you can lose in a month.

Reason #2
My wedding dress is already loose on me and it will cost a fortune to alter so I cant lose any more weight because it needs to look like it fits!

I am disappointed that I only lose 15 pounds but I'm happy that I lost something! Its a lot more than I would have if I wouldnt have made these lifestyle changes and the good thing is that these changes are going to stick with me, long after the wedding!

In knowing that I cant loose much more weight until the wedding, I am readjusting my goal weight to 240 lbs for the wedding. If I can lose 3.6 more lbs before the wedding, that would be great. If not, oh well! I did AWESOME already!!

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CURRENTFAN 8/5/2009 1:00PM

    Congratulations! Best wishes on your upcoming wedding!!



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SLOLOSER 8/4/2009 11:06PM

    Have a great wedding! emoticon

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JGO923 8/3/2009 12:33PM

    yay for the positive attitude and the 15 pounds you have lost! It's way better than 15 pounds gained and better than no loss at all. I know you can reach your new goal weight by your wedding and after that when things settle down a little you can figure out what you want your next goal to be. I know you will look beautiful in your wedding dress and can't wait to see the pics :)

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MARYANNE4403 8/3/2009 12:21AM

    i wish you lots of luck that you will lose the 3.6 pounds that you want to before your wedding day, i know that you CAN do it and you WILL do it, have faith in yourself, i do

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My Vicious Cycle

Saturday, August 01, 2009

I am pretty disappointed in myself right now. A lot of other people set out to lose weight before my wedding and they did so! Today was my fiance's aunts wedding and I showed up weight 243 pounds only 15 pounds less than 10 months ago. I'm sorry, but 15 pounds in a very heavy person does not show up as well as it does in a much lighter person. I know that I should be happy for myself for losing 15 pounds but I still feel like I am in the very begining of this journey, AND I AM! I just wish that I would have lost more weight before my wedding. My wedding is taking place next month and there is no way that I am going to make my goal. I already had to readjudst it the first time, and now, I just dont know. I feel like a failure even though I have lost 15 pounds. This is what happened last time that I lost 13 pounds. I felt like a failure so I gained it all back and then some. I wish that I could stop this vicious cycle. I have to stop it, for my own good.


Thanks to a 11 minute jog (not in a row, mind you) and 22 minute walk and some very encouraging comments below I have lifted myself out of my disappointed funk! I was just thinking of how far I have come and how I NEVER want to weigh as much as I did 10 months ago EVER again. So obviously I have made some progress because I know that I dont want to go back, I just want to move forward, and thats all I can do!

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SLOLOSER 8/1/2009 11:35PM


The difference is this time you are going to keep exercising and keep losing!

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MARYANNE4403 8/1/2009 8:10PM

    you have made WONDERFUL progress, you didn't put the weight on in 10 months and it is not going to come off in 10 months. you will look BEAUTIFUL on your wedding day, NO matter how much you weight, and i'll bet you that your fiancee will agree with me!!

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TICKIELIZZIE 8/1/2009 7:13PM

    You have made progress! You didn't put on your weight in just 10 moinths, and it is not going to come off in ten months. Do you feel better physically? Has your health improved? These are both signs of success. And please, do not judge your worth by your weight or by your weight loss. Your fiance loves you for more important reasons. Your character is who you are, not a number on a scale! OK, sermon over. Hang in there! Youcan and will do this. Lizzie

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I'm annoyed!! And I just give up!

Friday, July 31, 2009

I'm annoyed with complaining bridesmaids, coworkers, and family members. I am to my wits end with putting up with everyone else's two cents on how I should be planning my wedding and my life. I just don't care what they think anymore. Their bad moods are putting me in a bad mood. Ugh.

I'm also annoyed with my weight. I never have time to exercise because I am always attending some appointment for this wedding or appointments to go look at houses. For instance, tonight I am going to get fitted for my dress so the lady can see what she needs to alter. I am not even close to the weight that I wanted to be at for my wedding, but oh well I guess. I just feel like a failure. I should have taken these past three weeks more seriously. I just wish that I could juggle all of the appointments with cooking dinner, cleaning the house, working late and at home, and seeing family so I dont get blacklisted for "never coming over" to visit them. I just give up. I can't please anyone it seems.

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MARYANNE4403 7/31/2009 7:31PM

    wedding planning can and usually is so VERY stressful, you need to relax, getting so uptight isn't going to help anything at all, it's just going to make things worse. take a nice, long, hot bubble bath, that always helps to relax me, i'm always around if you would like to talk

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MRSKOSITZ 7/31/2009 10:40AM

    Wedding planning is very stressful... sounds like you are writing my story! ha. Stress was not the word! But I think right now is the time to focus on what is MOST important and that is your wedding. I would still watch your calorie intake... but don't stress over loosing more weight. Enjoy this wedding... it will only happen once and it will be over before you know it. Make it everything you can and enjoy it with your soon to be hubby. You will look beautiful on that day no matter what. I'm not just saying this... remember I did this 4 months ago...and I only lost about 20 lbs... no where near what I wanted to loose. Focus on the house and the weight loss after the wedding when there will be more time for YOU! Let me know if you need help with anything... I'm here for ya!

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SWEETSWEETPEA 7/31/2009 10:02AM

    Wedding planning can be stressful if you have too many people trying to tell you what to do. For me tuning people out seemed to work or just telling people that I already had that planned out but thank you for the suggestion. I kept alot of my planning to myself and my husband and just kept repeating to myself "What ever happens is going to happen whether I had it planned or not."

Try not to stress too much. Your wedding day is going to be the happiest day in your life (minus the birth of a child I have heard but we are not at that point yet) so enjoy it and just breath. Just remember that day is going to belong to you and your future husband! Congratulations on your upcoming wedding and keep smiling! You will be a beautiful bride!

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JILLTBNAGART 7/31/2009 9:35AM

    I've found that when I take and make time for myself everything else seems to fall in place. Once I stopped feeling guilty for taking time for me, no one else though it was wrong either.!

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MISSIFELTNER 7/31/2009 9:34AM

    I know how you feel girl. I go tmarried last year and it was the same for me. Keep focused on what you want and look forward to the wedding day. I am sure you will look beautiful. I didn't lose as much as I wanted to but wedding dresses are built to help with that. Congrats!

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ROBNDOM 7/31/2009 9:29AM

    You are right, you can't please everyone. How about pleasing yourself for a change? How about using a yoga ball while watching TV? Taking a walk can help you destress and get all the demands out of your mind - even for a little while. Good luck - no one ever said life was easy.

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Good Decision Day!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Today I am making an effort to make each decision that I make today, a good one!

Before breakfast I workout on the elliptical for 10 minutes. I drank a bottle of water after that. For breakfast I had a slice of tomato basil toast and a cup of coffee. I brought a bottle of water to work with me and I plan on drinking it all and filling it again. For lunch I am having a salad. When I get home, for dinner I am going to make steaks on the grill, potatoes, and corn. After dinner I am going to workout again!

That's my plan and I'm sticking to it!!

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CONFUSEDBIRD 7/28/2009 10:01PM

    Good for you! You sound like your having a good day!

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FAIRY74 7/27/2009 8:03PM

    Good going...we have to plan and be intentional in what we do otherwise we don't progress! With all this heat get your water in plus some :)

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BUTTERPECAN_TS 7/27/2009 1:15PM

    Sounds like a great plan. One day at a time, that's key! Keep up the good work!

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SISTAK 7/27/2009 12:32PM

    Good luck with your plan. Add some salad to your dinner today and drink lots of water.

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Feeling Different

Sunday, July 26, 2009

I'm feeling down from a really crappy family encounter so I am going to go for a run. Funny how thats not what I would have done 6 months ago when I was feeling down. I would have probably laid around and played video games to escape reality.

I am definitely a different person now.

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FAIRY74 7/26/2009 7:54PM

    Good for you! That is so huge that your reactions and behavior has changed! Stay strong :)

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