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Just Don't Understand

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Well, here I am to do my weekly Sunday biog. I usually do it in the morning after I weigh myself and for the 3 weeks prior I've had good news. The scale was moving in the right direction-it was going down. Now, I did state earlier in the week that I started back with poor eating habits. I tried everyday to get back on track but nothing worked. I wasn't pigging out massively or anything like that, but I wasn't making the best choices and I was eating more than I should. So, I was expecting a weight gain. Maybe 3 or 4 lbs tops. I wasn't happy about getting on the scale but I was prepared to face the consequences. I got on the scale this morning and to my HORROR I GAINED BACK 8 LBS!! I don't get it. That's alot of weight to gain in 1 week. Like I said I was expecting some sort of weight gain. I knew I screwed up. But 8 lbs, c'mon??? Well, my next step is to pick myself up and continue on. Hopefully, in the right direction!!! It's too important this time. It has to work and there is no giving up. I know it's expensive, but I started with Nutri System today. I placed my first order and I'm gonna give it a try. I'm desperate. The program does get alittle cheaper after the 1st 3 weeks. So, I figured I'll try it for a few weeks and see if maybe I can stick with it throughout my weightloss journey or it will be enough to give me a jumpstart and I can go back to doing my own thing. We will see. I just know something out there has to work. It just has to. I will not dwell on mistakes I have mad but learn from them. And, the knowledge I gain from this will lead the way throughout my journey. I will pick up the pieces and move forward and the outcome will be a beautiful new me.

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JACKIEMOMOF3 1/31/2010 6:29PM

    Thank you so much everyone for the support and suggestions. It means alot to me to know I have friends here that can relate to what I'm going thru and understand how I feel. You all are great!!

Luv ya!!

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MOCUEVAS 1/31/2010 6:17PM

    Know that you have lots of support here for you.
You can do it!
Smiles, Mo

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JSTCHLIN 1/31/2010 6:04PM

    Been there, done that. Like most said, it's mostly water from too much sodium. If their is one thing I learned throughout this journey it is all about sodium. After calories it is the first thing I look at when purchasing food.

Getting on Nutri System will definitely help keep that in check for you. Don't forget to drink your water too!

One more thing... many people weigh-in every day or once a week. I find that to be to close to each other and not able to tell me the big picture. I weigh in once a month. If I gain weight over a one month period I KNOW it's something I am doing wrong, not just too much this or that. Just a suggestion.

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JACKIEMOMOF3 1/31/2010 4:49PM

    Thank you!!!

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GRFXGIRL 1/31/2010 4:44PM

    I wish you the best of luck on getting back on track !! YOU CAN DO IT !! emoticon

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JACKIEMOMOF3 1/31/2010 4:39PM

    Thank you for the encouragement. I'm sure it's mostly water retention. It better be. But, what a shock on the scale.
Thanks again.

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OTTAWABOUND 1/31/2010 4:36PM

    Relax. Unless you managed to eat an extra 3900 calories a day, then you didn't put on 8 pounds. What probably happened is that the less healthy choices resulted in you retaining water. If you'd had three good weeks, then some departures, the extra sodium can really make a difference.

Over the long-term (and that's what we are here for, a lifestyle change, not a quick fix), if you keep eating fewer calories than you use, you will reach a healthy weight. You're human--you went off the plan. Just make the decision to go back on the plan that was working for you. Sometimes we have to make that decision every 10 minutes...

Stay strong. You can do this.

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RASCALOO 1/31/2010 4:35PM

    emoticon I have a feeling a big portion of those 8 pounds is water retention since there are 3500 calories in a pound and you would therefore have to eat 28000 excess calories to gain that many.

Then again, if you were going to consume that many, call me because it sounds like one heck of a party and I'd want to join you! emoticon


I've never had the $$ to try nutri-system but it certainly sounds like a healthy option. Good for you in seeing that you needed to make a change.

Onward and Downward!

~Susan

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What The Hell??!!!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

I don't know why but I just can't seem to get it together the past 2-3 days. My old eating habits pretty much just came blowing back in like a hurricane. I know for a fact that there will be a weight gain of some sort this week. I was doing good and then all of a sudden I'm not eating like I was while I was losing weight. I'm mad at myself. I'm upset depressed disgusted. I feel like here we go again. Setting myself up for failure I guess. But, I HAVE TO get back on track. I just hope it's not too late. I've lost 12 lbs so far and now it's being sabotoged. I can't take it. At least, I'm still not drinking soda. I wanna cry. I wanna scream.

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RKSPICY 1/27/2010 9:20PM

    What the heck...it was a Slip! Not that big a deal, even if you want it to be..don't let it be. Start again tomorrow and make it an even better day!!!!! emoticon

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HARMONYAGAIN 1/27/2010 8:36PM

    This is the same as all previous attempts in that we hit those bumps that test us.
It is up to you to take what you have learned and make this time different. This time you shake it of and keep going towards your goal.

You can achieve this you can do it!

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JACKIEMOMOF3 1/27/2010 8:23PM

    Thank you so much Art4tab!!

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ART4TAB 1/27/2010 8:20PM

    This is not the end - it is just a trial! Let go of the mistake and LEARN FROM IT. You don't like the way it feels right? So now you know its not worth the taste or satifaction of the food sliding to your tummy when it does more than make you gain weight - it dents your positive STRUCTURE! HOLD STRONG AND STEADY! TOMORROW IS A NEW DAY:)

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JACKIEMOMOF3 1/27/2010 8:09PM

    Thanks alot jstchlin. It's just frustrating to have a setback so early on.

Thanks again for your encouragement!!

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JSTCHLIN 1/27/2010 7:53PM

    It's a setback. It's a bump in the road. You have to just keep on driving if you want to reach your destination. You can do it. Don't let it stop you from your goals.

Take care and stay healthy

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Today's Weigh In

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Well, got up this morning. Walked the dog & put my 2 yr old son's sheets in the wash. Then got on the scale. The scale went down. Yippee!!! It went down 2 lbs and I'm happy with it. Really, I am. But, it's funny how our minds work. The past 2 weeks I lost 5 lbs each week. So, of course, I get into this mindframe that I'm Wonder Woman and I'm gonna keep moving right along losing 5 lbs every week. Wow! Great! But, not reality. So, at first I'm like Oh sh-- I only lost 2 lbs. Not sure why since I've been doing everything fine even incorporated exercise. Which, that in itself is an accomplishment. I quickly snapped back into reality and just told myself it's not how quick it comes off. It's just as long as it does come off. So, you know what? I'm happy with a 2 lb loss. I'm happy the scale went down and not up or stayed the same. I've lost 12 lbs since January 3. Not too shabby. I just want to get healthy and be around for my kids as long as possible. I want to wear nice clothes and not get disgusted at what I see in the mirror. I'm a real good mom, good friend, love my kids, family, & friends. I'm taking control finally of my eating and health and I'm working on making a better me by getting healthy, exercising, & losing weight. I guess all that does make me Wonder Woman!! Have a great week everyone!!

  
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JACKIEMOMOF3 1/24/2010 1:07PM

    Thank you all for the supportive comments and well wishes. I know together we can all achieve success and live our dreams.

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Jackie

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POORGIRL_DIET 1/24/2010 1:02PM

    well done you are doing great!! Don't forget to measure your inches as well

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BEGODDENMIST 1/24/2010 12:23PM

    Great Job!

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WNT2LOSE30LBS 1/24/2010 12:17PM

    great job!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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JACKIEMOMOF3 1/24/2010 11:58AM

    Thx jstchln!!

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JSTCHLIN 1/24/2010 11:47AM

    Not too shabby at all. Keep up the great work!

Take care and stay healthy

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JACKIEMOMOF3 1/24/2010 10:37AM

    Thanks everyone!! You all are awesome!! I luv u guys!!

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HARMONYAGAIN 1/24/2010 10:20AM

    You are doing it

YEAH

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CGREEN717 1/24/2010 10:12AM

    Great blog. Two pounds a week is a fantastic goal and the healthy way to lose the weight. ;) Congrats.

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JAJEKK 1/24/2010 10:11AM

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12 pounds since January 3 = not too shabby!


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MYMONSTERSX3 1/24/2010 9:40AM

    I would love to lose 2-lbs a week, that is AWESOME!! And you are WONDERWOMAN!! Congrats on the success, really great.

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Another 5lbs

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Wow!! I don't what is so different this time. But, whatever it is, it's working. Maybe, I just REALLY want it this time and I have come to realize there is no turning back and that I just can't no matter what let myself continue on getting heavier and being unhealthy. Heading straight to an early grave, who wants that?? Not me and I'm sure none of you do. I don't want to leave my kids without a mother, my youngest will be 3 in May. I have a very good relationship with all 3 of my kids.
Anyway, I got on the scale this morning and another 5 lbs came off for a grand total so far of 10 lbs in 2 weeks. I don't feel like I'm starving myself even though I did cut back on portion size. I make sure I snack now, but healthy snacks so my body doesnt't go into "starvation" mode and maybe at the same time it's boosting my metabolism.
But, I'm so ecstatic that I've lost 10 lbs already. It really is an incentive. I decided the other day that every 10 lbs or so I will reward myself with not food, but new clothes. Whether it's something I will fit in at the moment or have to lose more weight to get into. My bf just paid for my 1st new outfit(and yes, jeans are included in that). It turned out to be a nice surprise since I was planning on paying for it myself. I don't want to reward my successes with food. Besides, if I'm eating right and watching portions I could be having a "treat" once in awhile to begin with.
It took me along time to realize, many years, that this isn't a diet. It's a way of life~a life change. I actually can't stand when people call it a diet. I think the word diet actually sabotages me. I don't know if anyone else feels the same. It's just my mentality from many years ago, going way back. I hear "diet" and I automatically think starvation, restriction, boring.
It's ok to make changes and sometimes we have to make changes to fix what hasn't been working. Don't be afraid to make changes. Ones that will better you as a person. I still have a long way to go to get to my goal. I'm very happy I'm 10 lbs closer. It's not going to happen overnight and I have to remember that. Sometimes, that is my downfall. I get depressed because I would like it to go quicker. I have to keep telling myself it didn't happen overnight. Even though sometimes it feels like it does. It's not gonna come off that quick either. That would be unhealthy and unrealistic.
Thanks for allowing me to blog and for taking the time to read this. This is somewhat rewarding and therapeutic for me on Sundays after I weigh myself. I enjoy blogging. Sorry, if this long. I've been known to ramble.
I'm so glad I joined SP and have made good friends here. If we take this one day at a time~one meal at a time I know we can reach our goals together. Remember, no obstacle is too hard to stop us from reaching our dreams. Our dreams are never out of reach if we keep the goal in sight and always remember WE ARE WORTH IT!!
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JACKIEMOMOF3 1/18/2010 5:16PM

    Thanks so much J_A_M_M_A. That means alot to me.

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SPARKINGMYLIFE 1/18/2010 1:40PM

    I am so proud of you! Way to go! What an energetic & optimistic blog! your success is helping us! keep it up!
xoxo

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JACKIEMOMOF3 1/17/2010 12:44PM

    Thanks Lori and good luck to you also!!

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HARMONYAGAIN 1/17/2010 12:34PM

    Excellent Blog.
You are so right this is a change.
all things need adjustment.
I am finshing my second week too.

good luck too you.

Lori

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JACKIEMOMOF3 1/17/2010 11:07AM

    Thank you mocuevas! Good luck to you and have a wonderful day!!

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MOCUEVAS 1/17/2010 10:45AM

    AWESOME! How inspiring you are, thanks for the motivation to keep making positive changes!

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JACKIEMOMOF3 1/17/2010 10:43AM

    Thank you jstchln & jajekk. Your kind words mean alot.

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JSTCHLIN 1/17/2010 10:03AM

    Congrats on another 5 lbs. That's great. I hate it when people call it "Diet". I correct them by saying how I am not dieting yet changing the way I eat. A diet seems short term to me, eating disgusting foods that if I were doing it, I would immediately binge once I was done... so NO, that's not what I am doing. Keep up the good work.

Take care and stay healthy

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JAJEKK 1/17/2010 9:50AM

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You definitely are worth it. Sounds like you are doing great on your journey of self discovery. Keep it up!

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Ist Week Weigh-In

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Well, I was up bright & early this morning since my 2 year woke up around 4 am and decided he didn't want to go back to sleep. So, now we have been on a marathon of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.
Just before 7 am I took out dog out for a walk and boy was it cold out. But, all I can think about was going to weigh myself. Even though I started just eating right and making changes on the 1st of this year, I didn't weigh myself until Sunday January 3. So, Sundays are my official weigh in day.
My boyfriend is the property manager at an apartment complex for seniors so we have to live on the property. We have our own separate house right next to the community room where he is office is and the nurse's station, which is where the doctor scale is. It's convenient but just enough where I'm not on the scale constantly as if it were in my place,
Anyway, now that I filled everyone in. I will now tell about my 1st week weigh in. I got on the scale this morning and I'm down 5 lbs in my 1st week.
Woo-hoo!!

  
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JACKIEMOMOF3 1/10/2010 1:49PM

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TONYA_DIMPLES 1/10/2010 12:20PM

    Congratulations, sweetie. You are on your way, keep up the great work. emoticon

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SLIMSEXY09 1/10/2010 10:50AM

    Great job, that is so motivating to hear. Keep up the good work and you will lose your 100lbs in 2010. emoticon

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Maybe I need to only weigh in somewhere other than home


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