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In the teens now!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

I can't believe it. I am in the teen sizes now. I am even smaller than I was when I got married. I just slid my wedding dress on and it was big.
I also now allow a dessert or treat a day. I workout every day so it balances and it helps with cravings.
I am losing weight again which is great, just slower but I am happy with my results thus far.
My next goal is hitting onederland. I know it will take me a little while but the goal is within my grasp.

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MSMAKEOVER 8/25/2014 5:08PM

    So sorry, I am late.

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AHORSEY1 6/25/2014 4:13PM

    That is fantastic! Keep on Sparking!

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Modifying the routine

Monday, June 23, 2014

Somehow I hurt my shoulder and I haven't been able to workout the way I normally do.
So now it is just riding my bike and the stepper. I haven't really been watching what I eat and surprisingly I haven't gained any weight which means I should start losing again now that I am focusing back on the weight-loss part.
My endurance is amazing but it kills me that I can't use my shoulder yet. I wanted to sign up for some kick-boxing so that is on the back-burner until my shoulder is back to normal.

What is nice now is my husband has started his journey, so we go bike riding together.

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DEBBIE_C 6/27/2014 1:04AM

    emoticon Smart thinking!

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Turning the corner

Monday, June 02, 2014

I am turning the corner on this journey. Yesterday I was getting ready to head to the gym and looked up in the floor length mirror and was taken aback. I am physically smaller. I think it just really hit me but I still battle with the scale. I know what to do and sometimes I still want the treat or sweet. If I stay on the right path, I can lose weight, it is just difficult. But I am healthy now, just overweight.

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MSMAKEOVER 6/15/2014 11:09AM

    emoticon emoticon I am very happy for you and proud of you. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DEBBIE_C 6/2/2014 11:13PM

    emoticon Congrats on the NSV (non scale victory)! emoticon Celebrate your success and emoticon


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4 Month status update

Monday, May 19, 2014

It has been a little over 4 months that I started my journey. I have been up and down but making great progress. Three months ago I was diagnosed pre-diabetic, hyper tensive with a possible liver issue. Well with hard work, I have reversed everything. Although my journey has been frustrating, I am still making progress and I have lost 40 pounds.

40 pounds in 4 months is not bad and actually the healthy way to go but sometimes I wish I lost weight faster. I know that is unrealistic and have come to terms with this thinking.(I hope). My doctor said if I hit a plateau I need to continue for my health. I take that to heart because I am now the healthiest I have been in maybe 10 years.

When the scale doesn't move or if it moves the wrong way it gets very very frustrating.
I ran into this two weeks ago and I just pushed through but at half measure. I have now gotten back on track and learned from some mistakes I have been making in the gym. I do take a rest day, which is Mondays and it seems to help.

I eat decent healthy meals - meat, veggies, fruit, pasta and grains. I drink green tea and water. I don't do Meatless Mondays anymore, I don't really see the need. I eat fish, turkey and chicken regularly. I eat red meat occasionally.

I have a long way to go but I am committed to getting there

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OCEANWIDE 5/21/2014 11:50AM

    Wow, loosing 40 pounds in four months is just amazing, well done you are definitely doing something right ! Just keep pushing as your doctor said even if weight don't budge you're still getting healthier and stronger and that's even better !
You really can be proud of yourself !
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TRYAGIN 5/19/2014 1:17AM

    Wow great job!

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Week 13 - Progress

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Week 13 started off a little shaky. I rested for two days and didn't really abide by the clean eating. I was just frustrated because of the workplace but I kicked it into gear on Wednesday. Sometimes it is hard doing right if Life is kicking you in one area or the other. This journey will not be perfect and I wouldn't want it to be because I wouldn't learn the wonderful lessons and push myself like I did this week.
I did loose 2 pounds and that is amazing because I have been eating regularly. Well, not necessarily regularly but I did have chicken curry and the wheat baked bread two nights in a roll. I also had a veggie pizza yesterday. I did workout though, especially yesterday.
I am still getting in my fruits and veggies. I walk to Jamba Juice for lunch and get and Acai berry smoothie. I may have a veggie omelet, a boiled egg, or just fruit for breakfast.
I do drink skim milk and a cup of green tea before lunch.
This seems to be working. I just have to start cooking again and stop ordering out. I came to terms with my job situation. I am just training and getting healthy; if things don't change in two years, I will seek better opportunities. So I have some goals and that makes me feel a little better.

The good news is that I think now I am the smallest I have ever been in the last 10 years even smaller that when I was so successful two years ago. At three months I have surpassed what I did in 6 months last time. This time around I am definitely eating more healthier and working out with more intensity. The calories I burn in the gym now is insane and I have never even came close before. My endurance is getting better and better. I am doing too good to turn back now and I just have to keep reminding myself that.


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