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I had Fried Chicken tenders tonight!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

OK, I know I wasn't suppose to eat the chicken, but I was hungry. I have to admit it taste so good, but it made me feel bad. I was over my calories by 300, but I worked out twice today.

I think what is really happening is that I am getting discouraged. I have not lost a single pound in a month. I am working my butt off, eating with in my calorie range and it has all become frustrating. I'm suppose to be at my weight goal by Aug 29th, how in the heck can I do that if for an entire month I lose Nothing, Nada.

I'm working out four to five days a week. And when I say work I mean work, spin class, running outside, treadmill, elliptical, fitness videos and I have trainer three days a week for weight training. It's another plateau and I am so sick of them.

Enough complaining, at least I am getting stronger and my double chin is starting to disappear emoticon I'll work out tomorrow which is suppose to be my break day.

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MADEBYMARZIPAN 6/13/2010 11:21PM

    It really sounds like you're putting in the time and effort. You're doing great and you definitely deserve a little treat now and again!

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ILIKECACTI 6/10/2010 7:30AM

    Getting the double chin to disappear is a good accomplishment... even if the scale isn't seeing that! I can't wait for the day when mine is gone :)

It's super frustrating when the scale isn't changing. My change has been very slow, and it drives me crazy sometimes. Maybe you aren't eating enough for how much you are working out?

I already know that I'm not going to make my 1st short-term goal of weight loss- to be 180 by the beginning of July. But whatever... this journey will just be slower than I had originally planned if I want to do it the healthy way. But then I tell myself that the slower I lose the weight, the less hangy my skin will be :)

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MUSIC66 6/10/2010 4:22AM

    the chicken sounds yummy.

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My short-term goals for this Month

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

My short-term goals for this Month

I will not sabotage my weight loss efforts this month.
I will get down to 140 pounds, just 4 pounds to lose for two months
I will eat like someone who is on a diet.
I will excercise 5 days a week.
I will only work two days of overtime.
I will write down every dime I spend and be accountable to my hubby.

I will do it all and like it! emoticon

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ILIKECACTI 6/2/2010 7:22AM

    Great goal!! Good luck with them!

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    You can do it! emoticon emoticon

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My Memorial Weekend Was Itchy

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Scratchin’ the Itch

Leaves of three
I did not see
and now I have
Poison Ivy

This damnable itch
I scratch a ditch
through skin so red
Wish that I was bloomin’ dead

Antihistamines and steroid lotions
poltices and secret potions
have absolutely done no good
Ooo Look Blood

It will vanish in good time
But I run out of itching rhyme
and so I close
Oh, God. It’s in my nose

Beverly R. Titus

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ILIKECACTI 6/1/2010 8:20PM

    oh geez... i hope you didn't really get poison ivy :/

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Reflection of a Towel

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Today was just one of those days. I just came back from the gym and was sitting next to my daughter at the table when I caught a glance of my reflection in the door window. There were the rolls and stomach. There was 15 pounds down and so much more to go.

I sat at the table and remembered why I spent an hour at the gym today. I thought about my family reunion and being surrounded by so many people I loved, who were killing theirselves one bite at a time. I thought about sitting in my son's bed to read him a story and catching my profile in his mirror, I thought about the Mii character that my son thought was round ( a two-year olds way of saying fat).

I just took it all in and felt consumed by sorrow, but when I feel sorrow that is when food comes into play. So I got up from my reflection, took a shower and weighed in, I was down another pound. So I took my towel and went to the mirror in my son's room and dropped the towel. It sounds so petty, so trival. But I had avoided that mirror and so many others like it. And today I decided I was not hiding from myself anymore. I looked at my reflection, smiled, gave her a wink and walked back into my room without the towel (thank goodness the kids were in the basement).

This body with all it's rows has been good to me, it woke me up this morning and I am going to continue to be good to it. I may not be where I want to be, but I'm not where I was!

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MEEBELO 5/29/2010 9:37AM

    I say AMEN to that! So often we reduce ourselves ( no pun intended) to a number that we forget what aspect of ourselves truly matters. Rolls or no rolls, your son will remeber that you read him bedtime stories and one day he'll read to his children. That part of you matters. Good luck on your journey!!

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RUNNINKAT 5/29/2010 6:51AM

    OMG I loved that bolg. The last sentence says it all. Thanks for sharing.

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How can I add a friend?

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Hi Everyone,

I have met some incredible people while using sparkpeople. How do I add a friend? I would love to keep up with people and watch them flourish or help them when they need a hand.

Thanks in Advance,

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SLJ1224 5/26/2010 10:49PM

to add a friend you have to go to their Main spark page and click onto the box that says add as a spark friend. its on the right hand side of the page.

Comment edited on: 5/26/2010 10:50:49 PM

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