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I wish...

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

I'm just saying... I wish I was one of those people who is skinny without really trying. Why do I take after my chunky dad? (Yes, I'm not an idiot, I understand how genes work) And I understand that skinny people are skinny for a reason... they don't eat a zillion calories and I'm sure they exercise. Sigh. I'm just feeling like let's get the weight off already so I can be happy with the way I look!

  
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CINNAMONJOY 5/19/2011 12:19AM

    I know exactly how you feel. I had an assistant that couldn't gain weight no matter what she ate. Watching her eat at lunch time was always a challenge. KFC, McDs, and then she'd polish off a cake or donuts. Nothing she ate filled out her frame. She was always bones and gangly and she hated it.

Meanwhile, I'd try to make my measly salad and water last for more than five minutes.

What made matters even worse is that she couldn't exercise because when she did, she got muscle-bound rather than defined. But, she was very active. She danced and did a lot of other things. I've never met anyone like her. Most people are like us - We struggle to take it off. And when we get there it will be good.

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AK_MILLER 5/18/2011 10:07AM

    Sometimes, it's not a blessing to be skinny. My husband has Crohn's Disease and at any given time, drops weight like nothing. But it's because he is sick. At his lowest, he weighed 140lbs. He's now back up to a more healthy weight of 170lbs. I'm sure, without knowing his condition, there were and are many people who look at him and are envious of his size. But sometimes, we only know half of the story. I'm thankful that I have my health and don't have to struggle with a severe health condition. Believe me, going through it as a wife is hard enough. Sometimes, it's hard to understand but I'm thankful that I have weight to lose, not the other way around!

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TRINIGAL22 5/17/2011 10:16PM

    I understand how you feel and where you are coming from but you can change this by taking one step at a time. Stay focus by exercising and eating healthily, I guaranty that you will see a change..

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Mid September already!?!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Wow, it has been a long time since I've been active with Sparkpeople. After reaching my weight goal for my wedding, I became busy with moving to a new town, finishing up my degree, and getting ready for my brother's wedding in August! Now that things have calmed down a bit, I've decided to get back on the (spark)horse. I know I can lose weight by tracking and sticking to a work out plan, so that is where I'm headed. I purchased a gym pass and I'm excited to try some new exercise classes. I start my new job on Monday, which seems like a great time to officially get sparked up again. I can't believe it has been eight months since I joined Sparkpeople! I'm not as far into my weight loss goal as I wished, but to be 40 lbs slimmer means a lot! If I keep working at it through the fall months, by Christmas I'll be there. I just know it!

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IAFARMERWIFE 9/12/2010 9:01PM

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I lost weight on vacation w/o tracking!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

From Saturday March 13 to Friday March 19, my fiance and I drove to Salt Lake City, Utah to check out the grad program at the University of Utah. Then we took a small detour driving back to Iowa to visit his brother's newborn. We ate out for every meal, and I thought surly I would gain weight!

So why didn't I?

1. Exercise. Our hotel was in downtown SLC, so we got to walk to several destinations. Also, the hotel had a fitness room, where I made sure to elliptical for at least 30 minutes each night before showering and heading to bed.

2. Small portions at restaurants. I have trouble with leaving food on my plate, so I made sure to get an additional plate, spoon on a small portion and then have the waitstaff box up the rest so I could not go overboard.

3. A trip to the grocery store. I picked up apples and a bag of carrots to munch on in between meals.

4. Subway on the road. My fiance worked at Subway in high school, and really hates it, but he was willing to eat it all through our trip so I could get a healthy meal while we were driving. (We had to drive about 34 hours total!)

5. More exercise. We stopped at Dinosaur National Monument and took an awesome 3 mile hike. We also climbed part of a mountain in Colorado before heading out to drive home.

I know you're itching to hear about this Atheist's experience in SLC... so here it is. The Mormons, or LDS (Latter Day Saints) make up about 50% of the population in SLC. Since the Olympics were held there in 2002, the city has loosened up a bit. For example, beer with an alcoholic content of greater than 3.2% can be sold at restaurants. (We tried a 3.2 beer. It sucked.) The Mormons definitely control the government, and there is not much of a separation between church and state. Their large families also put strain on the education system, since one pair of parents paying taxes does not cover the cost of sending, say 6, children to school.

We visited Temple Square, where the Tabernacle and their giant church is. The two girls who gave us our tour seemed brainwashed. It was really creepy talking to people who sincerely believed that absolutely everything in the book of Mormon is true. The girls didn't have an answer for me when I asked why none of their prophets are women, and why all of them are old white men. I hated the oppression the religion seemed to bring to the city (they finally started letting black people in in the 1980's). One woman we talked to said that there are huge amounts of anti-depressants prescribed in SLC...probably because these poor women pop out a billion kids and resent their husband/religion because of it.

There are neighborhoods that are liberal and less densly populated by LDS members. And you can find Atheists there too! So, if we end up in SLC, it'll be ok... but you better bet I'll join in anti LDS activities.

  
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PERPETUAL-MOVE 3/21/2010 12:33PM

    wow you did an awesome job!! :)

i have some friends from SLC and they are awesome (their families are mormon, but they aren't).. very open-minded people.. so i'm sure ya'll can find lots of cool and open-minded people there too for grad school.

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SUMITH2008 3/20/2010 2:19PM

    NICE!! You could always do the 100 Push-up challenge on :) vacations tooo! hehe.. How's that going? I'm still on Week 1.. Yikes!

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FLAMENM 3/20/2010 12:02PM

    Way to keep up with the Spark program. It's al about changes.

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Eeks! My first weight gain!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

What a terrible way to start my stressful midterm filled day! The scale reads 1.2 lbs heavier this morning. I know why...I focused on studying for the last week, and I didn't work out as much, or track my food regularly. Well, here's living proof of what NOT to do if you want to lose!
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PERPETUAL-MOVE 3/10/2010 2:34PM

    Culprit= MIDTERMS = SUCKS!!!!!

lol

I hope you like my formula...

anyways, priorities...school comes first ..i understand.. you can make it up later :)!

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GINARAE7 3/10/2010 11:56AM

    Good for you for taking an honest look at your habits last week! Here's to better weeks ahead!

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KBCBRETIRE 3/10/2010 7:57AM

  Last week I was where you are today. Feeling stressed and annoyed that I gained 1 pound. Of course it was a week filled with 'the hungries'that I couldn't satisfy.

This week the scale showed that I lost last week's 'found pound' and a few more. the same will happen for yu next week I'm sure.

Good luck with the mid-terms, stay on track and get some fresh air and exercise and next weigh in will be better.

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LOVETOCROCHET5 3/10/2010 7:52AM

    It will come back off!! At least you know why you had a gain!!

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So hungry lately!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

I have been soooo hungry the last few days! I'll eat up to my cal limit, and still be hungry. I'm getting enough sleep and drinking plenty of water and exercising...it must be the stress of the exam I have tomorrow? Blah! (Well, I also am finishing up with my period...)

Sigh. I think I will put emoticons of all the foods I'd like to eat right now and head to bed. Well, tomorrow is another day!
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-Tulips

  
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SUMITH2008 2/26/2010 7:06AM

    Could be because your BMR might be increasing. You are doing ST so your calorie needs might have to be adjusted up words.

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PERPETUAL-MOVE 2/25/2010 1:17PM

    whoa..you sound like me.. i really get soooo ravenous around exam time.. and i usually want to eat cookies and ice cream and all kinds of goodies!! why is it always when i'm studying? anyways good luck with that..let me know what works for ya!

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LEELYNN2 2/25/2010 12:58PM

    sometimes your body just needs those extra calories. When I was loosing weight and the hunger was significant one of my tricks was to make huge pots of soups and eat as much as I wanted, just make sure they aren't milk based soups.

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LEELYNN2 2/25/2010 12:58PM

    sometimes your body just needs those extra calories. When I was loosing weight and the hunger was significant one of my tricks was to make huge pots of soups and eat as much as I wanted, just make sure they aren't milk based soups.

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SCHWINNER! 2/25/2010 7:21AM

    If I'm really really hungry, especially if it's that TOM, I usually give in!! I'm definitely way hungrier around that time and I usually allow myself to have some extra calories. Anyway, you're still doing great; looks like you didn't succumb! Hang in there, today's another day.

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CONFUSEDBIRD 2/25/2010 12:33AM

    If only u could lick the screen and taste cookies, cheese and pizza like on Willy Wonka! lol Usually on my period i give myself some wiggle room at least 1 day of it.

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HOWDOIHEARTTHEE 2/25/2010 12:21AM

    Your right...tomorrow is another day...and the hunger does eventually subside.

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