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It's Christmas!!!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Good Morning All & Merry Christmas! It's early in the morning and the kids haven't woken up yet. Today is day with so much meaning. It's Jesus' birthday. It's a time to spend with family & friends and make some great memories....But, for some it will be a challenge as it will be for me...The challenge will be how well we stick to our eating plan....I, for one will allow for dinner later by monitoring what I eat early in the day and this way I can enjoy a nice Christmas dinner without overdoing it or feeling guilty later because I gorged. Some, may feel they will eat as much as they want today because it's Christmas. That is ok if you realize ASAP you get back on track. For me personally, I need to stay in more control because if I do eat without a care in the world I don't want that to be the reason I can't get myself back on track. I've come too far. As of today I am down 91 pounds. I'm in shock as I write this. I feel like I'm writing about someone else. It's almost a disbelief. Whichever way you choose to eat, whether you make allowances for a bigger meal later (with more control) or today you make this the day to eat however you want just remember how far you've come up to this point (where ever you are on your journey) and don't make it a reason to undo all the successes you've accomplished so far...no matter the size of the accomplishment....I'm not a doctor & I'm not trying to be preachy so please don't think that...I still have a long way to go with my weight loss...the journey is far from over but I can say this so far that I feel so much better emotionally & physically & mentally with a 91 lb weight loss....Be proud of yourself for making changes & working on making a better you....Make 2012 a great year...Your year....Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
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JACKIEMOMOF3 12/25/2011 6:58AM

    TYVM XOXO

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REGILIEH 12/25/2011 6:50AM

    WTG!!!!!

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Oh! What a Feeling!!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Last night I went to dinner with my boyfriend and youngest son to IHOP. Yes, I ate good. I had Grilled Balsamic Chicken Breast with mushrooms & diced tomatoes & onions with broccoli on the side and a small house salad with FF Italian dressing and I ordered and ice water to drink (NO SODA).
Anyway, I haven't been to this IHOP since around Mother's Day earlier this year (with my oldest & youngest sons & my boyfriend) before I started losing any weight. I'm also the type of person if I did go out to eat I would ask for a table with pull out chairs because I didn't want to kill myself trying to squeeze into a booth. I mean really, what size people do they make some of these restaurant booths for?? Plus, it would be embarrassing to squeeze in and out. I would feel like people are watching me & thinking OMG! What is this FAT GIRL trying to do!! She shouldn't even be in a restaurant eating.
Last night was the 1st time since the Mother's Day lunch I've been there and to my surprise, here came the test (We even got the same booth that we did the last time we were there~the same masking tape was covering a rip). I'm feeling the nerves and I'm getting tense thinking OH CRAP! Here we go again. But, I got in and out of the booth with no issues with even little room between me & the table!! WOOHOO!!
It's funny how on a day to day basis I still have a hard time seeing all the weight I lost but I do realize it's also the little milestones or goals that reinforce all the hard work I've been doing and will continue to do. It's inspiring and encouraging not to give up & I WILL COMPLETE THIS JOURNEY TOWARDS A BETTER ME!!
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JACKIEMOMOF3 11/13/2011 4:45PM

    Thanks so much Rochelle. I can always count on you!

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ROCHELLE62 11/13/2011 3:27PM

    that may just be your favorite booth of all time. you are doing great, 69 pounds is something to be proud of.

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Smiling On The Inside

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

For some reason something is bothering me. Something that hasn't happened to me in awhile. But, I want to know why people can be cruel especially when they don't even know me or my situation. I'm talking about the ignorant people that may drive by in a car and yell mean comments about my weight. I'm not skinny yet but I'm on my way. Yes, I'm overweight. I started at 328 lbs and even though I lost 58 lbs already and I'm hitting the scale at 270 lbs I know I still have a long way to go. But, the moron in the car doesn't know my daily struggles with food, that I go to a gym now, and about all the weight I've lost so far. So, what's with the comments?? Is there something they maybe feeling insecure about? Are they trying to act cool? I guess I'll never know the answer to why. But, what I do know is I won't let them belittle my accomplishments so far and it won't get in my way & sabotage me. I've come so far and I'm ready more than ever to go all the way this time. Their comments may hurt temporarily but, I know the truth and that's why I'm smiling on the inside. I do smile on the outside too when I see my hard work paying off and people tell me they see the weight loss. It's like Dr. Seuss said~Those who mind don't matter & those who matter don't mind.
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JACKIEMOMOF3 10/28/2011 7:56PM

    So true Raye...no one has a right to say anything until they have walked in that person's shoes....Thanks for your support
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RAYNEVALO 10/28/2011 10:49AM

    Dr Seuss has it right. You are a strong driven woman who is doing a fantastic job. No one knows our perils unless they are going through it themselves. Those people who do this don't understand how karma works. You get back twice what you give, good or bad! emoticon

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JACKIEMOMOF3 10/27/2011 9:52PM

    You are so right Rochelle. For some reason hatred towards overweight people seems to still be ok....Such misconceptions....We can all do this!!

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ROCHELLE62 10/27/2011 9:30PM

    I have believed that the cause of most bigotry is the feeling that you have to be better than SOMEONE. If your life is so impoverished that you feel like a total failure, then maybe you can believe you are better than someone who is fat. I also think fat is one of the last areas that it is still ok to hate. regardless, it isn't about you. keep living the life you are meant to live and forget about those whose problems fill them with hatred or anger.

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JACKIEMOMOF3 10/27/2011 8:55PM

    Thanks so much. It just gets annoying in general because I wasn't raised that way and I don't raise my kids to be that way. People are mean sometimes & for what?? I know I'm on the right track this time & one day I'll be at the point where no one can make nasty comments to me (at least regarding my weight). Thanks again!!

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FINDNMYSELF80 10/27/2011 7:44AM

    I agree with what JUSTA123 said. It is hard to put those harsh comments from others aside because they can drag you back down. BUT you have proved otherwise, 58 lb loss is AWESOME!! You are on the right track. emoticon emoticon

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JUSTA123 10/25/2011 2:07PM

    You are on the right track and that is all that matters, you can do this you've proven you can, it's not easy putting jerky comments out of your mind, but the fact you wrote your feelings down does help. You have a lot to be proud of 58lbs and moving! emoticon

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Haven't Blogged In Awhile!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

It's been awhile since I blogged. I do find blogging somewhat therapeutic and if someone else finds it helpful or interesting or something than that's just an added perk.
What I don't understand is why when I've been having continuous weight loss and haven't gone off track since July 3rd, why do I feel like if there's a week where my weight loss is low or I stay the same I get upset/bothered by it?? It's better than the scale going up, right?? So, what's the deal?
Why do we torture ourselves like that? I weigh in every Sunday morning 1st thing and when I went to start laundry this morning (Saturday) I got on the scale. It's showing not even a 1 lb weight loss. So, now I'm kinda bummed. But, this has happened before where I got on the scale a day or two before my weigh in day and not show any real loss and come Sunday morning, it's a totally different story. I show a weight loss. It's a possibility when I get on the scale tomorrow I will show a loss of more than 1 lb. I think. It seems as if my body knows it's Sunday and everything comes into place Sunday morning when I get on the scale.
I should be happy as long as the scale doesn't go up. I know. Since July 3rd I'm down 35 lbs. Hopefully more by tomorrow.
Why is the number on the scale so controlling...My clothes fit big...I'm buying smaller sizes...I guess when you start out weighing so much when the scale doesn't move it can be discouraging. I started out at 328 lbs and I still have a long way to go. So, of course I don't want the scale to go in another direction other than down. I want the numbers to go down.
Nothing can discourage me now and undo everything I've done so far. I can't let it. I won't.
Well, that's it for now. Hopefully anyone that reads this doesn't think I'm rambling on and on. If so I apologize. Like I said earlier I think blogging can be therapeutic. It's like writing in a diary or journal. The only difference is your blogs/thoughts are made public. Which is fine with me, because we're all in this together.
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JACKIEMOMOF3 9/10/2011 10:59AM

    Thanks. I don't mean to sound like I'm complaining. My weight loss so far is great and this is the 1st time in a long time I actually feel I'm gonna do it.

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ATLHOTTIE 9/10/2011 9:43AM

    Hang in there, Jackie.

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Why Aren't I Happier?

Sunday, January 23, 2011

I lost 3 lbs this week and I'm ok with it but why is it bothering me? My 1st week I lost 2 lbs and I was real happy about those 2lbs and glad to see the scale actually starting to go down for once. My 2nd week I lost 7 lbs and maybe that's why the 3lbs is somewhat a let down. I know I can't pull big numbers every week & that it's also not healthy. I know it's better than gaining. But, it's weird how the number game also plays mind games. In alittle while this will pass and it won't bother me anymore. I think it's not so much setting goals that causes disappointments but it's setting unrealistic goals. I wanted to lose 5 lbs this week and I lost 3. I shouldn't be looking at the fact that I didn't lose the 5 lbs but that I still had an accomplishment of losing 3lbs. So, 3 lbs is good. This in no means is a set back. I will look at the glass as 1/2 full not 1/2 empty.

  
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JACKIEMOMOF3 1/23/2011 5:13PM

    Thanks Girls..

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THISYEARSMODEL 1/23/2011 4:05PM

    I hear you and relate. For some of us, setting what seem like "small" goals feels like torture in itself. As a type-A in a high achieving, compare-yourself-to-others town (Los Angeles), I struggle with this daily & have written several blog entries about it. What I'm learning is, setting small, achievable goals means you ultimately have more successes and less beating up on yourself. So celebrate those 3 pounds! That's fantastic! Good luck! emoticon

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LOVEAGOLDEN 1/23/2011 3:13PM

    Well, I guess I could be a cheerleader and tell you how fantastic a 3 pound loss is, but I know that won't be helpful because I've been in your shoes many times. I lost 25 pounds through a weight loss program a while back and re-gained it plus more. During that time the large losses made the small losses very disappointing. And here I am on spark people (again) trying to lose this burden I'm carrying around with me.

Like I told a friend who was discouraged when she gained all her weight back, we really don't have a choice. We can stay the same weight or even continue to gain, or we can continue to try. We have to continue to try. Even if I've eaten like crap for a whole year, I have to start over because it's so important. To me, to keep trying - always no matter what - is what counts. And even one day of being healthy counts.

So on that note, congratulations on your 3 pound weight loss. I ate like crap yesterday and I know the scale will go up, but here I am again. Less time on facebook and more time on Spark people. Just keep showing up every day even when you don't feel like it, and I will too.

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