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Almost there!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

One year ago this month I began on an amazing journey to rediscover myself and wound up falling in love with me for the first time in my life. This journey to loose 100 pounds has been difficult, but I have gained so much from it. I never thought I could look good in a bikini, buy size small clothing, hey! Even being able to stretch and touch my toes makes me want to cry with happiness.
It has been about 5 months now of being at 90% of my goal and I realized that I was slipping back into bad habits. Yes my social life is much busier thanks to my newfound confidence, but that is no excuse to give up on me.
Now I am ready to tone up, loose those last few pounds and finish something I started out to do one year , be the best me possible.

  


Am I really not hungry? or How I stopped caring and learned to love the pedometer.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Today has been an important day in terms of many things. Buying a pedometer for 5$ at Target was one of the best investments in my health I have ever made. It is giving me a constant goal to strive for. Yesterday I was unsure of what a tangible goal was for steps taken in a day, because well...honestly...I was anxious to get it out of the package and cut right through the instruction guide/information book it came with. Yesterday my goal was 7,500 because that seemed do-able. But even after going for a few brisk walks around the block and running errands, I only made it to 6,500. Today I vowed to make it to my goal, it was a work day so I figured it would be a bit easier. I got up early for work and took the dog for a walk, keep in mind I have a toy poodle, so walks typically can't be further than a mile. I worked on my feet all day, making sure to pace, as well as to make extra unnecessary trips when carrying stacks of things. I don't know why but lately, after being sick for what seems like a week, I have been bursting with energy. Perhaps this energy is due to my healthy diet and water consumption? After I got home from work the weather was so wonderful (65 degrees, sunny with a slight wind, it even smelled like Autumn) I decided to take the poodle on another walk. Before I knew it i had taken 11,500 steps!!! Talk about motivation for being active, working hard at your job, and bonding with you dog! I walked almost 6 miles today, with little effort! I am not weighing myself daily any more because knowing that I am being healthy and seeing the difference on my body is a bigger reward and of greater satisfaction.

  
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LAULAU1609 10/18/2009 10:09PM

    I love my pedometer too! I am always trying to outdo the day before, good job!!

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CANDIFL 10/17/2009 8:21PM

    Always great to surpass a goal!! Congratulations to you and your poodle emoticon

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CANDIFL 10/17/2009 8:21PM

    Always great to surpass a goal!! Congratulations to you and your poodle emoticon

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CANDIFL 10/17/2009 8:06PM

    Always great to surpass a goal!! Congratulations to you and your poodle emoticon

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IRENEHARPS 10/17/2009 7:56PM

    I'm addicted to pedometers but whether they're expensive or cheap, they don't seem to count my steps correctly. I want an easy way to figure out my stride length. Any suggestions?

Irene

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NYCGRRL 10/17/2009 7:41PM

    Wow, maybe I'll go buy a pedometer at Target too. It's great when something works for you.
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Sick (ICK!) but not giving up!

Monday, October 12, 2009

I have made goals to drink lots of water (8-10 of my water bottle a day, a large amount but i used to drink this in soda), not binge eat, and to be an active and positive person. The past few days I have felt nauseous and hardly able to get out of bed (Probably because I missed a few doses of my meds) I feel like I am a failure at my new lifestyle choices. I can hardly drink or eat, but what I am trying to eat is healthy. But honestly when you are sick carbs are the most comforting/easy on the stomach. Hopefully tomorrow the nausea will be gone? I just need to remember to take my medicine! Who would have that that not taking anti-depressants would lead to these kind of withdraws! emoticon

  
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CHRISTINAJEAN1 10/12/2009 6:52PM

    I take antidepressants too. withdrawing from any medicine can cause side effects. I hope you feel better.

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More than weight loss

Friday, October 09, 2009

Went to the Dr. today to talk about my weight. He suggested the South Beach Diet, so I am going to research this further. As I went over my weight loss, and gain history of the past ten years I am beginning to see why I have failed so many times. I am not adjusting my lifestyle one bit. I am "dieting" instead of eating right. This mistake has lead me to fast and fad diets to simply loose the weight, not to eat right for my own health.
Hopefully this revelation will lead me to focus my energies on exercising and eating right. So gone are the days of pop-tart binges. GONE! Hello to cans of tuna for lunch :)

  
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RANDYB 10/9/2009 11:22AM

    good luck

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KAILIIA 10/9/2009 11:21AM

    South Beach seems pretty balanced in my opinion. You can eat very balanced on it and very little is off limits after the first two weeks.
It is always good to realize what has made success difficult in the past and move on to a better tomorrow.

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