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30 pounds lost!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

This morning I weighed myself and was so happy to have hit 30 pounds lost. I logged my weight into SparkPeople and looked at my weight chart over the past year. Last March I weighed 260 and today I'm 243. I don't have a good picture at my highest weight, but the one below is pretty close. The picture was taken at 260 pounds after I had already lost 13 pounds. The after picture is from today at 243 so there is a 17 pound difference in the pictures. My daughter took today's picture since my husband is out of town for a while longer so the perspective is a little different (and lower) that the first one my husband took. LOL

I can tell a little difference in the front of my stomach, but no where else, but that is okay!
Since losing weight here is what I've noticed about myself.

- My back and joints don't hurt me every single minute of the day any more.

- I can exercise for 45 minutes at a time instead of only 10 minutes when I started.

- Each week my fitness is improving (thanks to Done girls fitness minutes challenges). I can do a 30 minute Zumba video without gasping for air and feeling like I will is still tough though.

- My biggest and most worn pair of jeans are falling off me and loose all over when I wear them. This is the pair of pants I want to have my official after picture in!

- I look forward to exercising and try to find ways to incorporate a little fitness everyday. I park further from the door at work and at stores. While watching TV I will do some strength moves or walk in place.

- Drinking water really helps! I have read this over and over again, but was skeptical until I really started hitting 8 glasses the last week. I feel so much better when I'm hydrated and don't want to constantly eat either.

Just have to exclaim it again! I lost 30 pounds! emoticon

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STR8SHOOTERGIRL 5/26/2014 10:45AM

    Outstanding job!

That is 30 THIRTY POUNDS you lost! 3-0....Keep up the progress!
Please continue to post and good luck emoticon emoticon emoticon

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POSITIVEHOPE 3/16/2014 8:06PM

    Congratulations. That is awesome! What an accomplishment.
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Now for a little humor read about my recent weigh in.

Today was weigh in day. I hadn't weighed in for 3 weeks. I was eating well and exercising and just didn't want to face a small loss. So when I got up this morning still bleary eyed from the time change this weekend. I stumbled to the scale. I was pleased with Mr Scales message. I had crossed another 10 pound threshold. Awesome. Haven't been a thirty something in a long time. Great.
Logged on to SP, still a little foggy because I'm not a morning person. Tracked my weight and immediately went to the report. The goal line was a nice continuous slope. My weight line had a nice continuous slope then plunged down to the bottom of the page. What? That's when I realized I'd entered the wrong number. RFLOL what a hoot. Went back and fixed the tracker but just gotta remember this day when I don't like the scale number. Hope your day has a hilarious moment, too.

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GEMINICHIK 3/16/2014 2:56PM


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SANDYCRANE 3/16/2014 2:09PM

    Looking good. Keep up the great work.


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TRACY-BEARSFAN 3/16/2014 1:56PM

    emoticon Great job!!!!!! SO excited for you! Keep up the great work! And drink that water like you have been, it sure does help!! emoticon

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LINDAMARIEZ1 3/16/2014 11:42AM

    Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! I am so very proud of you! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Why I want to lose weight. Reason #4

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

#4 To be able to wear cute and fashionable clothes again

It totally sucks shopping in the plus size department. I don't know about anyone else, but I think most clothes look like they were made from the same ream of fabric as curtains! Once in a while I can find something that looks decent. Normally I wear jeans and t-shirts since I can't seem to find anything stylish and that looks good on me. Can't wait to shop in the misses department again! This goes for bras too. Maybe it's where I shop, but bras in my size are NOT attractive and I'm too cheap to go to a lingerie boutique to get something better looking. LOL

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 3/12/2013 9:31PM

    You hit that nail on the head!!

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LRB444 3/12/2013 9:29PM

    I'm with you on this one.

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Why I want to lose weight. Reason #3

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

#3 I want to become a seasoned hiker

I truly feel at peace when immersed in nature. My sister and I used to go hiking for a couple hours on the weekend years ago. We have both gained so much weight and health problems that we no longer do this activity. This was our time to spend time together, joke, have fun, and burn calories. There are several parks near my home and I want to involve my daughter and husband in exploring the trails. We have taken short trips to some of these parks, but always end up leaving due to my inability to keep up or my husband's old knee injury. My sister I know would love to hike again so I want to try going on some short trails at first with her so we can reconnect.


Why I want to lose weight. Reason #2

Sunday, March 03, 2013

#2 Drop the paranoia!

I drive my husband crazy with always thinking someone is looking at me and/or talking or laughing about my weight. I have heard a couple people in the last few years make a nasty comment about me that I overhear. Luckily not to my face, I don't know how I would handle that. When I overhear it, I always walk away and think what a jerk..if only they knew how much that hurts.

At least once a week I will see someone looking in my general direction and right away I think they are checking out my size. My husband has told me before that maybe they are looking because they think they know me, they like what I'm wearing, or dare he say that they think I'm beautiful. That last one always gets me to laugh- he believes it, but I don't--yet. That's a whole other topic. My self esteem has been low for years since I started piling on the pounds. I hope to change that!

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HOBBESIS49 3/4/2013 12:21AM

    You Can!

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...” Dr. Seuss

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BOOKWORM27S 3/3/2013 8:14AM

    This is something I still struggle with. After a lifetime of being morbidly obese.... I still feel insecure when people stare at me. I think they are making fun of how obese I am. My brain has never caught up with my new body.

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JDCOOPER 3/3/2013 8:08AM

    The only person you can control is yourself. You can't control other people. Turn that pain into determination - sounds like your hubby has your back!

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My motivation to lose weight reason #1

Friday, March 01, 2013

I thought that a good way for me to stay motivated is that most days this month I am going to blog about one reason that I want to lose weight. At least until I run out of reasons : )

In no particular order, here goes!

#1 Missing out on fun times with my family during vacation.

A couple years ago our family went to the beach for vacation. I kept making excuses not to do things that I really wanted to do. I was too embarassed and uncomfortable because of my weight to do them. Here is a short list of things I wish I had done on that vacation. When we go back there- I will do them again regardless of my weight! No one cares about my weight nearly as much as I do- and if they do blankedly blank blank on them! emoticon

emoticon Ride the Tilt-a-World and Scrambler (my favorite rides) with my daughter and husband.
emoticon Build a sandcastle instead of sitting in my chair hoping no one noticed how huge I looked in my bathing suit and coverup.
emoticon Played in the ocean and pool more.
emoticon Let my husband take a picture of me with my daughter.
emoticon Asked a stranger to take a picture of our family together enjoying our vacation.
emoticon Wore shorts and a dress instead of sweating in jeans most days. I did wear shorts once or twice, but hated every minute of it.
emoticon Jumped on the hotel bed with my daughter.
emoticon Woke up early to try and see the dolphins and take a walk on the beach. I didn't have any energy so I insisted on sleeping in most days.
emoticon Got a fun temporary tattoo painted on like my daughter did.
emoticon Ride a go cart. I have never been on one since I was always afraid I wouldn't fit. I made up a stupid reason why we couldn't go to the amusement park so I wouldn't be put in that situation. We went to a kiddie amusement park instead that only had a few adult rides. How sad is that?!

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MATTEROFHEART 3/1/2013 11:05PM

    You go, girl! That is awesome! You're right, no one cares nearly as much as we do! Live your life! My goal is to ski with my family next time we go to the mountains, rather than sitting in the lodge just watching them have all the fun!

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