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Proud to say...a month later

Friday, August 10, 2012

and 10 lbs lighter!!!!! 10 lbs healthier!

I decided that I was giving way too much power to everything else..excuses, food, etc and I decided to not be pressured by well-meaning family members to always have a heaping serving with seconds and then dessert and I've learned to control my portions. Now let me say that I have not at all starved myself, I think I've actually eaten more in this last month than I have in awhile but I'm eating the right things..insteaad of filling up at meal time with the starches and meats, I'm enjoying lots of fruits and veggies..instead of cookies, crackers, and chips for lunch, veggies, fruits, and nuts.

I had to buy a few pair of jeans because my old ones were too big and I fit into a size that I haven't fit since before any of my pregnancies!!!


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READYRACHEL 8/10/2012 10:47AM

    Congratulations. Getting to buy smaller clothes is always fun!

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KMSIMMONS1 8/10/2012 8:48AM

  Congrats on the weight loss! I'm envious and inspired!

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Why can't I stay on the wagon??

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

This is really bugging me lately!!!
I want to get healthy and I want to feel good about my body but I don't seem to want it enough to climb on the wagon. I get frustrated but why..I don't really get on the wagon and at the first sign of this entire new lifestyle being an inconvenience, I jump off and we're talking jumping off cannon ball style into a vat of buffalo chicken dip! I can blame it on the being busy being a new mom, I can blame it on the fact that my husband's work schedule is so unpredictable that I never know how, I can blame it on this and that and this and that but ultimately, I am at fault.
I tried out that new gym that I posted about last and while I really liked the gym, it turned out that didn't work out for me because by the time I got to the gym, I had exactly 15 minutes to do something and then I had to leave to pick my son up at daycare.
WHY IS THIS SO HARD?!?!?!?!?!?!?

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DDHEART 7/13/2012 10:21AM

    Oh so many of us have had these feelings...I think the cause is multi faceted...for me, I need to frequently go back in my thoughts to why I'm "really" doing this....my wt and appearance are the goals that lose out when I am faced with something good to eat or drink or excuses not to exercise...I have to get back to the bigger goal of wanting to have the health and energy to live a long and healthy life. And in order to do that, I always have to get back to basics...weighing and measuring my food, and pushing myself out the door for a run...this journey we're on is hard...but it is worthwhile...so we will continue to work at it till we get it right! Like the rest of our lives!! LOL

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NELLJONES 7/11/2012 10:46AM

    This is a hard one that I've blogged about before. We all have that long term goal (or we wouldn't be on Spark!) but that goal dissolves in the distance when a short term desire (Reeses) comes into focus right NOW.

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4A-HEALTHY-BMI 7/11/2012 9:49AM

    Maybe you're just not ready yet. I lived at a weight over 300 lbs for about 15 years before I wanted badly enough to get it off and actually do the work.

That's OK. We have to do what we can in our own time.

There is very little anyone can do to stop someone from doing what they really want. And there is very little anyone can do to make someone do something they don't really want.

How badly do you want this?


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    Lack of meaningful and/or tangible goals. "To lose weight" or "to get in shape" are byproducts of real goals.

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BOOSMOM03 7/11/2012 9:09AM

    You know, I've hit this EXACT same point. Many times. I wish I had some good advice, other than "Stick with it!" but the truth is, sometimes you just have to hit THAT point where you're sick and tired of feeling the way you do and it just clicks. In this case, maybe the best one is "Fake it 'till you make it," lol. Are you tracking your food? Even when it's filled with bad choices, seeing those cold, hard numbers can be enough to shake you into reality. Or start with focusing on ONE goal - just one. Maybe it's to get all of your water, or do 10 minutes of exercise - ANY exercise counts! - a day. Something small that you can get really good at, then add another goal, and another, until you're really focused?

Good luck - I know how hard this road is and how hard it is to WANT it but not really be 100% motivated to make it happen. When it clicks, though, you'll be proud of yourself for sticking with it through the rough patches!

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WALLINMW 7/11/2012 8:50AM

  Slow and steady wins every time!

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Trying something new and some guilt..

Monday, May 07, 2012

Getting up early is just not an option for me. I've tried it many times and every time I just can't do it. I love sleep way too much! So, I talked to my son's daycare administrator and I changed his hours to include an hour in the evening and joined a gym which is exactly one block from his daycare. I really do need to do something....

But now I'm left with some guilt...part of me feels bad keeping him in daycare for another hour while I go and do something selfish for an hour...but the other part understands that I'm doing this ultimately for him...I don't want to be the mom that complains constantly about her body and her diet..I want him to see that I wasn't happy about something and I took charge and changed it and was a healthy mom.

I need to do this..I need to do something instead of just whining about it...but am I doing the right thing??

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MICROGIRLIE 5/9/2012 3:23AM

    From what I've heard about kids in daycare, they just love it and often want to stay longer. I'm sure he won't notice and I bet he will notice that mum is happier and healthier and more full of beans for going. Sometimes it is about you!
Do it!

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BOOSMOM03 5/7/2012 12:59PM

    That mommy guilt gets you every time, doesn't it?! I totally hear you, and I understand. But you're so right - you're doing this to be a healthy, strong mommy for your son, and think of the model you'll be as he gets older. He'll see you taking time out of the day to focus on being healthy, and he'll see that as the way to be. That's so awesome! I wish I'd been a better model to my little one when she was so small so that it wasn't a battle to get her to exercise now.

Plus... look at that hour as YOU time. Totally focused on you and your health and well-being. Bonus!! :)

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Morning or night..that is the question.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Get up at 5am and exercise or try it after work. Both are SOOO hard to do. I love sleeping and at night I love spending time with The Babe. Decisions, Decisions.

I did just buy a Moby Wrap yesterday so when the weather decides to STOP FREAKING RAINING, I'll be taking The Babe for nice long walks.

I'm starting the 28 Day Bootcamp Challenge today after work. I'm excited! Taking the first step is always the hardest. Everything after that is just keeping momentum.

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DISNEYDAMSEL1 2/29/2012 8:54AM

    Good Luck, I am sure you'll find the right balance. You're right that very first step is the hardest but emoticon

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Coconut Water

Thursday, February 02, 2012

I've seen so much about coconut water lately! People raving about it and then I read about how good it is for you! It's like a superfood..A BIG ONE. So you can imagine how excited I was a few weeks ago when I saw Sobe launched a new line of LifeWater with coconut water...I only bought one but I L.O.V.E.D. it..I was so excited! Then this past week at the grocery story, plain coconut water was on sale so I bought one..yeah, not a fan. I can't explain the flavor but it was nothing like what I thought coconut water would taste like.

Coconut water Sobe..big fan!
Coconut water..not so much.

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KESHIAG 2/2/2012 8:09AM

    Man I had coconut water for the first time Monday...I waisted my money...after the first sip i was like ew...
then i said well try it again...NASTY
Went straight to the trash lol

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