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From morbidly obese to obese!

Monday, February 07, 2011

A 16 pound loss, my BMI has gone from Morbidly Obese to Obese! Unfortunately like the large number of points between spark trophies, I have a long way to go yet to get to overweight. My goal for this year.

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LEAH57 2/7/2011 9:47PM

    Keep up the great work!

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FRAN0426 2/7/2011 6:04PM

    emoticon emoticonyour doing great, you will reach that goal

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LADYLIGHTS 2/7/2011 1:25PM

    Celebrate every small victory!!! Keep up the great work. emoticon

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PLANTAHOLICS 2/7/2011 12:56PM

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CATS_MEOW_0911 2/7/2011 12:54PM


What amazing progress--keep up the great work!


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Lost a pound

Sunday, February 06, 2011

Yeah! Finally I lost a pound. Tracking food and exercise finally working. Getting my upper arm muscle back after a month of Curves!

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FITB4-40 2/6/2011 11:35AM

    emoticonKeep at it. You are doing great.

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GARDENQE2 2/6/2011 9:23AM

    Great! emoticon

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AZMOMXTWO 2/6/2011 9:09AM

  emoticon keep up the good work

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SHAE777 2/6/2011 9:01AM

  emoticon Congratulations!

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Kicking the scale to the curb!

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

I've had it. No longer stepping on the scale everyday. One day it's up, one day it's down, mostly it stays the same.
I'm going to use staying in my calorie range, blood sugar monitoring and recording my fitness instead.
I get weighed on the 18th of Feb at Curves and then I'll change my weight and measurements on Sparkpeople.
Threw my 50 year old scale (yes that old) way under the bed.
All these years it has never helped.

BTW, sugar was good this morning, one bright side.

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RULEBERG 2/1/2011 9:57AM

    I wrote the same thing in my blog a couple days ago! I put it in the closet and will weigh the last Saturday of the month. Even when it's good news it seems like I think "Is that all???" It is not healthy for me to focus on numbers. If I follow the plan the weight will come and I can focus on all those other things I notice, like running up stairs faster, clothes getting looser... Good luck.

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AUNTB63 2/1/2011 8:58AM

    Tossing a scale to the curb is a great idea. It can be very frustrating doing a daily weigh in. I did that for months....could see a pattern of my ups and downs.
Now I weigh in once a week and may even change over to a monthly weigh in.
Besides if you weigh in at curves you can work out the frustrations if the number doesn't move. But always remember this is just a number, not who we are, what we are accomplishing and only a small part of our journey to a healthier lifestyle. Have a great day, stay positive, keep moving, eat healthy and smile. emoticon

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GLOWORM1963 2/1/2011 7:15AM

    Sounds good ~ I think I will do the same!!

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JENNIFER@TOPS 2/1/2011 7:12AM

    Get a new scale... You can get a good one for as low as $20. I have the biggest loser scale and it only cost me $19.99.

Good luck on your weight loss journey.

Your Friend,


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Galas have a gala amount of calories

Sunday, January 30, 2011

For the first time, I added up the calories I consumed at one of the fancy charity dinners I attend. WOW.
Now understand, I didn't have the cake dessert or the cream soup or any appetizers.
Roast beef, approx 9 oz, nice veggies including asparagus, mashed potato and mashed, plain yam, a glass of wine, half a flatbread with hummus(nice touch that) and a salad all came to a whopping 1213 calories, half of that beef!!!

And today I learned,even though within calories, what a mild session of emotional eating costs --over 600 calories.
Well at least I'm doing well at breakfast. Staying in my range.
It pays to log your food, even if you don't do well. I am learning a lot.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 1/30/2011 8:35PM

    You are learning and will find that you can learn something new every day! Keep up the great work...using that nutritional tracker and soon you will be staying in range all day!!! Do not give up even on the days you don't do well. It will get easier

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Live NOW not when you lose weight.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Once again this time of year we are bombarded with Weight loss ads where people give their personal weight loss stories.
"I was fat so I hid in my house for 10 years"
"I didn't speak up at work because I was fat"
"I didn't go out with my husband or play with my kids because I was fat"

Don't wait until you are slim to live your life!!! You may never be slim and fat will mean that life has passed you by.

I have been fat for 25 years. But during that time, I have started a non-profit daycare and been elected as a local politician for 20 years. 20 years of being in the spot light from time to time on TV and making speeches.
I have travelled, I enjoy my friends and family.
I even wear nice clothes.
I have lived life!

Does that mean I'm not dedicated to losing weight? No. My weight is affecting my health and that is a good reason to exercise and change the way I eat.
Now I like walking my dog and I've taken up Zumba and Tai Chi. I swim (in a bathing suit)

I never let fat hold me back but now I want to continue enjoying life.

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