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1/2 pound away from my weight of 11/29/2011

Thursday, December 18, 2014

I started training for my job on 11/29/11. My short term goal was to be back to my hired weithgt on my third anniversary. Didn't make it but I'm so close now.

Scale is one thing. Measurements are another. I was a size 16 then but only now getting back into 18's after hitting size 20 and some 22's.

Time to up my exercise and loose those inches. Had an epidural 3 weeks ago to hopefully reduce my pain so I would feel more like moving. That didn't do a thing. emoticon Had a cortisone shot into my hip on Tuesday. It seems to be helping. Found myself dancing to the music at a KFC restaurant while in the Lady's room a couple hours after the injection. Glad no one walked in on me emoticon emoticon

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Charting my goal

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Got out my big wall calendar this morning. ( it's never on the wall) and filled in all of my weigh ins and hip and waist measurements since July when I came back to Sparkpeople. I find seeing everything on my calendar more enlightening than on graphs on this site.

I did well from 7/12 until 9/20. Lost 10 1/2 lbs, 1 3/4" off my waist and 1 1/2" off my hips. Then I went off "program".

Fast forward to 11/9: Gained back 4 lbs, and 1/2" on both my hips and waist. Sigh! But at least I got back into the game.

Since 11/9 I've lost those regained pounds and inches + an additional 5 1/2 pounds, 1 3/8" off my waist and 1 1/4" for a total loss since 7/12 of 16 pounds, 2 7/8" off my waist and 2 1/4" off my hips. No wonder my old clothes are too big on me now!

My goal is to be below 140, something I have not seen since the Summer of 1999 (6 months after ending chemo) on the anniversary of my coming back to Sparkpeople.

I have 31 weeks to loose 21 1/2 pounds. The closer to goal the slower the loss. = No getting off track for Christmas, New Years or my birthday on January 4th.

I've made a chart on my 2014 calendar to keep track of the weeks remaining and how many pounds still to loose. This helps me keep my "eye on the prize" as it is a visual in addition to the goal blue line here on Sparkpeople. Writing it down is also a mental reinforcement for me.

I am going to do this! No more (major) detours!


Missing hot coco

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Up in the middle of the night.
In my warm flannel jammies.
Surfing the net.
I want hot coco!
Can't have it.
Too many carbs.

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Bye Bye 2X

Saturday, December 13, 2014

On 12/09/14 I blogged that the 2X's are going into a big box. Today 10 more shirts went into that box... and 10 1X's and XXl's and Xl's came out of a large plastic bin of clothes that had been too tight only 6 weeks ago. emoticon

By New Years I hope to be able to change out several more pieces.
By Valentines Day I hope to be able to change out the clothes that I just now began to fit into for yet another smaller size =to go from too small in late October to just right in mid December to too big by mid-February. That is my goal. Losing another 10 pounds in the next two months is perfectly doable based on what I need to loose.

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In the 160's

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Today, I am below 170 for the first time in almost 3 years. I got off and on my scale over a dozen times, moved it around, and even wiped off it's feet for better contact just to be sure. (My bathroom floor is a tile that has a cobblestone look and feel so my scale is not always on an even surface.) I was fairly consistently below 170. emoticon

I'm down 15 pounds since mid-July: lost 10 lbs in 40 days from mid -July to August. Got off track in Sept to mid-October and put 4 pounds back on. Instead of getting down on myself for doing this as I have done most of the time when I've yo-yo'd I just got back on track.

Since then I've lost that 4 + 5 more for a grand total of 15 pounds. Even better: the 2X's are going into a large box of clothes that are now too big for me. I never want to wear them again!

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    Woohoo - way to go

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GAYLLYNNE 12/9/2014 9:54AM

    You should be so proud of yourself. Give yourself a non-food reward. Maybe a mani/pedi or a movie. Keep up the great work!! emoticon

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