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Turning off autopilot

Monday, October 18, 2010

Hello sparkers!

It's been two weeks since I have updated my blog! I can't believe how fast these past two weeks have gone! Work has been super crazy busy and home life is just about the same. I was busy from the time that I woke up to the time that I hit the bed to go back to sleep. My side job of photography has been booming, but as a result I haven't been putting me first. To be honest, my weight loss efforts were toned down to a minimum just so I could make it through the day! It's like I was on autopilot! I am realizing that now, and ready to do something about it! I am turning autopilot off and taking over!

Tonight, I am making a healthy dinner and then going to the gym. I am getting my husband back on board with me, as well. We were good motivators for each other, and I'm ready to get back to our gym routine!

I originally made a gym goal of 12 visits this month. Thanks to my slacking off these past couple of weeks, I am going to amend that goal to 6 visits this month. I've got two weeks left and I will go atleast 5 more times before the end of this month!

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KELLIE881 10/19/2010 7:28PM

    You can do it.. Glad you have your husband so you two can support each other!

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JERRI82 10/19/2010 8:44AM

    yes you can! good to have you back! that autopilot for me is a bad thing! it is my comfort foods and overeating! i wonder.... will eating healthy ever be my autopilot? i certainly hope so... it is going to take some time and patience, though, i am sure...
have a great week!
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    I agree with loving this fall weather. Gosh, I was so afraid it was going to miss us. I just got back from walking the beach but its till 79 at 4pm. But, it's much better than summer. I also love you thoughts on falling down on your homepage. Good advise. Good for you and hubbie being a team. Now you have to remember is all about making better choices than yesterday. Being perfect is boring and not a real part of life in my opinion. Only we can run ourselves off the road into a ditch but at the same time only we can get out of the ditch. We will make it, the point is to just be healthier than yesterday and repeat. We will get there, see you there!

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First weigh-in of October!

Monday, October 04, 2010

Happy Monday, sparkers!

It's lunch time, and I'm glad for the break! This morning, at work, has been super busy! This afternoon should be more of the same.

This morning, I woke up early and threw a pork shoulder in the crock pot with some bbq sauce and sliced onions. By the time that I get home this evening, it should be ready for pulled pork sandwiches!

After dinner, I am planning on tidying the house a bit before going grocery shopping. A block away from the grocery store is our gym, so once we are done grocery shopping we are going to work out. It's most likely going to be a late gym session, but it's necessary!

This morning I weighed in at 250.8 lbs. That's a 3.8 lb loss since last week at this time! I set a goal to get down to 245 lbs by the end of the month and I am well on my way!



October Goals

Friday, October 01, 2010

Goals for October:

End of Month Goal Weight: 245 lbs
End of Month Total Gym Visits: 12 visits

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My husband and I want to start utilizing the gym more -- especially since the weather is going to start getting more and more cold. I figure that since I set a goal of 12 gym visits this month, this would motivate me to get in there more!

I also want to be down to 245 lbs by the end of the month. When I got back from my cruise five days ago, I weighed 254 lbs. That means that I have 9 lbs to lose by the end of the month. If I'm in the gym as much as I want to be this month, I believe that it is quite possible to meet that weightloss goal for this month!

Have a happy Friday everyone!!

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KELLIE881 10/2/2010 9:04AM

    That sounds like a reasonable goal... I know you can do it!

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CONFUSEDBIRD 10/1/2010 1:14PM

    I think you can make the goal! Especially since you were close to that weight recently weren't you? So maybe most of the weight u gained on the cruise is not really weight u put on. But more so food you gotta detox from your body. My weight goes up and down 10 lbs when I eat bad for a few days.

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Excited to be BACK!

Monday, September 27, 2010

I'm back home from vacation!

We had such an amazing time while we were on vacation, but it is always so great to be home after a while away. I am happy to be back in to "the routine". Wake up, go to work, think about what we will do that night, get out of work, cook dinner, eat dinner, relax, go to the gym, then go to bed. I am perfectly content with the normal routine after all of the excitement we had last week! We went to Catalina Island; Ensenada, Mexico; Los Angeles, CA, and; Hollywood!

I gained a few pounds from all of the food that we ate on the ship, but I don't mind the extra pounds. I will lose them soon enough!

Today was my first day back on track after a couple weeks of horrible eating and over a month of barely any exercise. Today, I woke up excited! I was excited to start working toward my goals again! I was excited to start putting ME first, again! Everything else just seems to fall in to place whenever I first take care of myself. I'm generally happy and enjoy the little things more when I am working toward my goals. I ditch the pessimistic outlook and gain optimism when I'm working toward a better me. Everything just gets... better! So, I'm excited and happy to say that I'M BACK!


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MRSKOSITZ 9/29/2010 10:23AM

    glad your back!! get moving now!! :)

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SLIMKATIE 9/28/2010 7:01PM

    That's great that you're ready to be back on track and get into your routine again. Sounds like a fabulous vacation!!

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PATTYKLAVER 9/27/2010 7:26PM

    I'm glad you had a great vacation and that you're back into your routine! In no time, you'll have the extra pounds off. I wish you the best.

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YOUNGNSMYLIE 9/27/2010 7:25PM

    Congrats on being "back on track" and working toward your goals! emoticon

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Going on my sparkbreak!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Last year, at this time, I was getting ready for my wedding. Tomorrow, my husband and I will be celerbating our one year wedding anniversary. On Monday, we will be flying to Los Angeles, and leaving on our cruise. We will return home next Saturday. This week we will be celebrating our friendship and love. We are on cloud nine!

Last year, at this time, I weighed 245 lbs. I am now only five pounds heavier than that. This wasn't always the case. Within this year, I had ballooned up to 260 lbs. I gained 15 pounds after getting married, and thanks to Sparkpeople I was able to lose 10 pounds of that before my cruise. I didn't lose the entire 15 lbs, but a measly 5 pound gain in one year is not bad considering my track record! I am proud, and my husband is proud of me as well. He is so supportive, and we intend to lose our vacation weight as soon as possible when we return!

Until then... bon voyage! I'm on an official sparkbreak!

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    Happy Anniversary enjoy your trip. I love to go on cruises they are so much fun. Color me jealous. Have fun, be-safe and enjoy your anniversary.

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GOALOFLOSING 9/19/2010 2:23PM

    Haha! Thanks!! I'm planning on indulging this trip! :)

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MRSKOSITZ 9/19/2010 8:13AM

    Congrats on the 1 year!!! Boy does time fly!!! Have a fabulous time on your cruise!!!!! Remember you can still eat healthy and exercise on the cruise... they have a gym...and there ARE healthy options for the food. You just have to make the effort....while still enjoying yourself!!! HAVE A BLAST!

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