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Day 1 of 20 - Countdown to the New Year!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Today I weighed in at 250 lbs. Up two pounds and not too bummed about it. I had a really stressful week. I ate my emotions and did little exercise. I know exactly why I gained and I know exactly how to lose. I am working on losing today.

I am using tomorrow as a vacation day from work. I don't have a plan in the world for tomorrow, and I am hoping to just relax. Knowing that I have Monday as a vacation day, I have been able to enjoy my weekend a lot more.

I am thinking that I will use tomorrow as a day to just plan out Christmas. I still have a lot of shopping to do, and little money to deal with. I need to figure out who I am done with, who I am half done with, and who I haven't bought anything for yet. My Christmas shopping hasn't been very organized this year, I think that tomorrow will be a great chance to get it together.

I changed my New Years goal from 243 lbs to 242. I now have a little over two weeks to lose 8 pounds. I know that it isn't the most realistic goal in the world, but I lost 5 pounds in one week, so I am going to give it a shot! Even if I don't get all the way down to 242 lbs by New Years, I will be one step closer. I have already made myself so happy just by not gaining weight this year. Last New Years I was 253 lbs. Right now I am 3 pounds less. That has never happened before. Truely. I have never gone a whole year without gaining anywhere from 10-30 pounds. This is a FIRST! I am already content. 242 will just be icing on the cake! 242... here I come!


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GINGER01604 12/14/2009 10:28AM

    With hard work and determination you will get to your goal weight!

I know that you can do it!

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SLOLOSER 12/14/2009 8:03AM


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FRENCHTOSD 12/14/2009 12:27AM

    Congratulations, Kalyn! You are doing so well and being consistant, which is the most important. Hang in there and keep sparking!

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Tuesday, December 08, 2009

I am almost done here at work. I had court today, we have court tomorrow, and two more court cases on Thursday. After that I should be off the hook for a while. I am making mistake after mistake on cases, and I am burning out really fast. I just need to be out of court for a while. Yeah... that sounds good except for the people in the office are driving me nuts. I think that I just need to retire at age 21. That sounds better than any idea I have had in a long time.

My "broken" elliptical worked for me last night. The wheel is broken and if you start going to too fast it will derail... which is dangerous, but I wanted to get my workout in! I am being very careful and not being as intense as I have been on the thing. The funny thing is that if my husband wouldnt have taken it apart, we would have never known that the wheel was busted. I honestly think that it was busted when we bought it because we bought it used and it derailed itself almost a week after having the darn thing. It just hasn't done it in a while so I thought it was just a minor kink of the moment. Anyways... I might be leaning more toward a gym membership rather than a new elliptical... but I am going to run it in to the ground first!

My house is a mess. I should take a before and after picture and post it on here for motivation to clean. I just feel like relaxing after a long (hard drama-filled) day at the office. Court is no better. I am just so drained, mentally.

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SLOLOSER 12/11/2009 8:21AM

    It's a good thing the weekend is coming up. It sounds like you could use some rest.

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FRENCHTOSD 12/11/2009 1:25AM

    Hang in there, Kalyn! Go easy on yourself and keep up the good habits you've started. Congratulate yourself for your successes, and learn from the rest!

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GINGER01604 12/9/2009 7:09AM

    Part of getting healthy is learning when to take some time for yourself too. Just relax for a day and then kick it right back up. When I don't feel like working out but I have house cleaning to do I turn up the music and clean my house while keeping my heart rate up. Usually it takes me a little long to clean because I am also dancing around to the music, but it is killng two bird with one stone.

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My Elliptical is Broken :(

Monday, December 07, 2009

Apparently pounds aren't the only things biting the dust in my house lately. My laptop is broken, and has been for about a week now, and my elliptical bit the dust two nights ago. I am really upset about the elliptical because I really feel as if that was my weight loss partner. I was really kicking butt thanks to my elliptical and now its gone. I tried working out on my gazelle but it just doesn't get my heart rate up to where it needs to be. I just feel like I have to spend so much more time on the gazelle to get the same results on the ellitptical. It's a real bummer. So I have stopped losing daily as I was before, and I am in desparate need of a new gazelle. We have come to the conclusion that I either need a new gazelle or a gym membership. Seeing how we do not know where we are going to be buying our new house at, I am opting for a new gazelle, and baby those aren't cheap! My goodness!

I feel like I cant lose with weight without that exercise equiptment. I miss it so much already! I am driving my husband nuts. I can't believe that I am going in to depression about losing my elliptical! It's crazy! Something needs to be done.

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WEIGHTING4BABY 12/8/2009 6:33AM

    ahhh this would be detrimental for me!! I hope it works out! meanwhile pop in a DVD!!:)

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FRENCHTOSD 12/7/2009 10:16PM

    Try Craigslist or freecycle. Maybe you can get a replacement for little or no money. Don't give up because you are doing so well lately! Find something to keep you going because you are on a roll!

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CONFUSEDBIRD 12/7/2009 10:08PM

    Maybe you can find a gym membership that has a few locations. I bet that would be your best bet. If you exercise on any piece of machine long term your body becomes too efficient on it. Gym membership is good so u can cross train.

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SISTAK 12/7/2009 4:30PM

    I hope Santa will be really GOOD to you. emoticon

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FOSSE_OF_LOVE 12/7/2009 1:04PM

    Can you use your elliptical at all? Mine broke too...will cost over $500 to fix :( but i can still get on it and the pedals move. Bought myself a stop watch so I can time it and I have records showing distance for an amount of time completed with calories burned so at least I can get an estimate. I love my elliptical too and youíre right you do feel lost without it we just canít rationalize it as an excuse to cheat ourselves from being our best. Iím the queen of rationalization, I talk from experience. Be well and best to you.

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STRIDERGIRL 12/7/2009 1:02PM

  I know exactly how you feel!! Make a call to the repairman and schedule a repair, then get out and walk! Or go to your local community center--usually you can use their equipment on a per diem basis for cheap. Good luck!

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Another pound bites the dust...

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Bananampampamp, another pound bites the dust... bananampampamp, another pound bites the dust. And another one gone and another one gone, another pound bites the dust. Hey, I'm gonna get you too, another pound bites the dust! Whaaatch out!

I'm down from 249 to 248 this morning. I usually do not reccommend weighing yourself daily, but since I have been on this weightloss streak, I have peaked at the scale every morning. Once I see a stand-still with my weight, or even a dreaded reverse on the scale, I will return to weighing only once weekly... but I must say... it's so much fun to watch the scale go down again! I am going to milk this jump start for all its worth! Then the real "fun" begins!


This morning I slept in until 11 a.m. It was fantastic. I haven't done that in a long time!! Right now I have BBQ Pulled Pork cooking in the crock pot. Once that is done, around 5:30, I am going to take it over to my moms and have dinner there. We are then going to start baking 13 dozen cookies for tomorrow's cookie exchange with my in-laws. This is a dangerous weekend. 13 dozen cookies! Wow! Nick and I have decided that we will be taking in a lot of the cookies to work, and maybe freezing some to give out at Christmas. I am definitely going to have the will power to stay away from them, especially if they are wrapped up in the freezer! I can do this!

Tonight's dinner is going to be high in calories. It's almost 2 p.m. now, so I am going to get some cardio in to hopefully balance the high calorie dinner that I will be having tonight. Today I am feeling a tad less motivated to exercise than yesterday, but I know that once I get on that elliptical, I will feel GREAT!


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GINGER01604 12/7/2009 10:39AM

    That is great that you are loosing weight! I love to weigh in everyday because it makes me see when I need to watch what I am eating a little more careful. I try not let it get my upset. I still do a weekly weigh in on Friday and that is the weight I use for my tracker.

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SLOLOSER 12/7/2009 8:10AM

    Actually, I think daily weigh-ins are good for me. I don't need to go down every day, just not go up!!!!

I haven't been weighing myself enough. (I'm still sick. Not exercising.) But I should go weigh myself right now.

I will.

Congrats! You are doing fantastic!

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RLMONDO 12/6/2009 1:38AM

    Awesome! I hear you about the scale - it is hard to stay away from it on a daily basis for me, but there is nothing like seeing the numbers go down instead of up! Keep up the good work!!

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FRENCHTOSD 12/5/2009 9:58PM

    Good job on the weight loss! I agree that cookie season is dangerous. Just keep using the nutrition tracker so you stay honest and aware. Good Luck!

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SPARKCUTIE 12/5/2009 3:24PM

    Cutie U R On FIRE!!!!!



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LOPEYP 12/5/2009 3:21PM

    First of all - congrats on your loss. It's so exciting to see the scale go down. I was stuck at the same wait for a year (or longer) and once I finally got into the swing of things and I started losing, I couldn't wait to check out the scale.

Keep up the good work. I think your ideas about the cookies - taking to work or freezing - are good ones. Keep your eye on the prize!


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The Method to my Madness

Friday, December 04, 2009

I've lost 4 pounds in 5 days and I am still losing! Yesterday I weighed in at 249.0 and today I weighed in at 248.6! It's only a fraction of a pound less, but it just goes to show that I really did lose atleast 4 pounds so far!

I'm excited to get a big jump start on the weightloss. I know that I am not going to continue with such drastic weightloss, but I always seem to see a big loss when I reccommit and start eating better and exercising routinely. I think that I see such a loss because my body is taken by surprise. The problem occurs when my body becomes use to my positive changes.

I have somewhat of a quirk, I guess I will call it for lack of better words. Here is the predicament: I am super motivated right now, but I am holding back. I feel like I could totally bust out 30 minutes a night on the elliptical, but I don't want to start big. I have been limiting myself to 10-15 minutes at a time because if I start out at 30 or 60 minutes, later down the road, in order to continue losing weight, I will have to increase my time. I like to start low time wise because to be honest, I dont want to gain weight everytime that I dont have 30-60 minutes a day to exercise. Right now I am losing weight by doing 10 minutes here or there on the elliptical, which is GREAT! That means that eventually, way down the road, when I get to 30 or 60 minutes at a time, I will continue to lose because it will be a CHANGE for my body and it will be surprised!

Thats the method to my madness.

Feel free to comment, I want to know what everyone thinks about that!

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GINGER01604 12/7/2009 10:51AM

    That is great that you are loosing weight. Keep up the great work!

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IRIE_KEY 12/4/2009 12:38PM

    I like your thinking because it is working for you. Too hard too fast can sometimes lead to burn out sooner. This way you can build on your successes and continue to challenge yourself while building great habits.
Congratulations on your loss. Wishing you continued success.

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