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Three weeks down

Monday, August 06, 2007

And 16 lbs gone. That's good. That's better then good. It's great.

I'm staying on track--I've even got a streak going. Yesterday was day 7 of staying under my calorie limit. For me--that is really good. We are continuing to try new recipes and new things here at home, and it really has done wonders for making this work.

Meanwhile, two weeks until school starts for me and my youngest child. My older two start school in a week and a half. Thank goodness Summer is nearly over--even though I didn't get everything finished with my school work that I needed to. I'll just have to buckle down and plow through it. Luckily I will have three days a week that all children will be in school at least between 9 and 2:30, so that will open up some time for me to get my work done. I just hope its enough.

  
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WITHSPIRIT 8/9/2007 8:59PM

    My 10th grader started school today so I am back in the saddle again, making lunches for him =) Older son moves to Auburn to be a college freshman this Saturday, so I have very mixed emotions right now...

It sounds like you have a much better year shaping up here, Ammie, with a bit more free time, yay!!! A big congrats to you on the 16 pound weight loss - fantastic!!!!!!! Lisa

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SAGENTUS 8/9/2007 11:39AM

    WAY TO GO Ammie!!!

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SPEEDIRN 8/6/2007 10:01PM

    Ammie, so great to see you doing so well. I have been really busy and been lucky to just stay the same this summer. Keep up your good work.
Donna

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SOUNDPLAN 8/6/2007 9:17PM

    Ammie! It was great to hear from you, thanks for posting on my Page. Wow, you are doing great, congratulations on losing 16 pounds!
Hugs,
Edi

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EBPOOKIE 8/6/2007 12:28PM

    GOOD JOB AMMIE!!!! Very Proud of you!!!

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My scale was broken

Friday, August 03, 2007

Well not broken but the batteries were dying. YEAH!!! You know what that means? I've lost a little more than I though! WOOHOO!

I knew something was up. I always step on more than once to check the accuracy of the reading and I couldn't get it to give me the same reading more than once and they were ALL over the place--Off by five pounds or more not just a few tenths.

So I replaced the battery after getting home from the store and stepped on this afternoon and sure enough the numbers were smaller than this morning. Yeah! My metabolism has slowed to a crawl after all.

Whew!

  
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NURSEMOMTOTHREE 8/3/2007 4:55PM

    YEA !!!!! I'm so glad you figured out the mystery and replaced those batteries. Continue on toward your goal with an accurate scale. Keep up the good work.

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Two weeks down

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

I probably should have written this on Monday when it was the end of my second week back on spark.

Anyway, I have lost between 12 and 14 pounds in those first two weeks. I say between those two numbers because the scale can't seem to decide where to stay.

I'm doing well. The last several times we ate out (with one exception) I made all good choices. I didn't eat as much as I would have or chose a salad with grilled chicken instead. I think my proudest moment was when I actually stopped eating the monster steak on Saturday night. I only ate about a quarter of it and asked for a to go box. That is a big step for me.

My husband and I are trying new recipes too. It's helping relieve the diet fatigue/boredom to try some new things. The kids aren't happy with the dishes but we are attempting to compromise by separating their food out instead of leaving it all mixed up because they are dead set against having their food mixed together. And I understand that, I hated it too when I was a kid. I wouldn't eat casseroles or anything like that.

I've set up my goals and the milestones I want to reward myself at--I am having some difficulty coming up with rewards though. I'll just have to take it one at a time and choose the next reward as I start working toward it.

I've laid out my mini-goals on a calendar, projecting when I lose the weight by--it seems such a long time away. Nearly a year and half. I've never been able to stick with healthy eating for that long--I always burn out at about four or five months. I have to find a way to keep going this time.

  
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EBPOOKIE 8/2/2007 12:58AM

    Good Job Ammie!!! Very Proud of you!!!!

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School can't start soon enough

Monday, July 30, 2007

For my children that is.

I've had it with them. I am so tired of the fighting and griping and bad attitudes. I'm trying to keep them busy but let's face it, they are bored.

I wish I had a jacuzzi or a hot tub. Even a bathtub that I could comfortably sit in, in a steaming hot bubble bath would be nice. GRRRR!

But I'm in my calorie range today. So that's good at least.

  
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TRIFAN76 7/30/2007 9:26PM

    I am right there with ya! Mine are driving me crazy!!!! Hang in there!

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Another good day

Friday, July 27, 2007

That's two in a row. I really wish I could string together a month or more of really great, on plan in calorie range days.

Some would say, "Make that your goal!"

To me its overwhelming. But I'll try to string together as many as I can of making good choices. That means substitutions and small portions when we eat out. Ever my biggest challenge.

  
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SAGENTUS 7/29/2007 11:11AM

    Excellent work! You know, they say it takes 21 days to make a habit, Before you know it, you'll have more good days than not-so-good days.

Hang in there!

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EBPOOKIE 7/27/2007 10:14PM

    Good Job!!!

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