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Sunday, April 03, 2011

After taking the past two weeks and totally half-a$$ing it, I am finding my rhythm again. My little girl has finally kicked her stomach virus to the curb, and miraculously no one else in the house caught it. A prime example of how important hand washing is!

Unfortunately, I now have a head cold...NO GOOD! This week is spring break, and we have tons of fun things planned. Mommies don't have time to get sick! I am also hopeful that this cold is mine alone. I am not in the mood to deal with sick kids, again. Or a sick husband, for that matter...sick husbands are the worst!

I have only 48 days until we head to the beach for a week, and my original goal was to lose 40 pounds by then (half of my goal weight). I have lost 16 pounds so far, which leaves me with 24 to go to hit this mark. If I accomplish this, I will weigh less than I did when I got married seven years ago. Yikes...I have been fat for WAY TOO LONG!

  
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MIMOTOGO 4/30/2011 8:01PM

    Sorry you had so much sickness. I have been MIA as far as checking in with my SP pals. Hope you are doing well and you are getting excited for your trip. Keep trying and giving it a go, because look how far you have come! YOU CAN DO IT!

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SUNRIZING 4/5/2011 1:26PM

    emoticonKeep focused on these goals and lean on SparkPeople. My goal is to be @ 150 lbs by 4/17/11. I'm fluxuating between 155 & 156 so I have bout 5 or 6 lbs to go in 13 days! Then my next goal is to get to 125 by 7/8/11. It will take discipline and determination but w/the help of sparkpeople I KNOW i can get there! Let's DO this!!!
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THEDIME 4/4/2011 2:09PM

    What beach are you guys headed to? I am so jealous:) We had a mini blizzard here in Colorado over the weekend. YUK!

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MSLZZY 4/3/2011 7:48PM

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JESTICJADE 4/3/2011 12:36PM

    Great plan. I agree with sick husbands are worst...lol!

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CATLOVER110 4/3/2011 11:23AM

    Feel better soon!

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DHOLLOWAY60 4/3/2011 10:47AM

    CONGRATS on the weightloss.
Sorry to hear you are sick.
I hope you get better.
I LOVE THE BEACH..
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Setbacks and rebounds

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Seems like forever since I have been on Spark. A few weeks ago, I had to go to Savannah for a wedding with my husband. I did really well with my diet, but had no opportunity for exercise. I stopped taking my metformin because it was upsetting my stomach, and because I was only taking it for weightloss and not insulin resistance, I felt comfortable with my decision. The upside to the metormin was that it kept my eating and drinking habits very well in check. I didn't stray off plan for fear that it would tear my stomach apart. Now that I don't have that as my back-up, I have slowly fallen back into bad habits. Nothing crazy, like fried food ten times a week. Just not tracking my intake. My new elliptical, which I LOVE, bit the dust after just a few weeks. I was using it daily for at least thirty minutes, but most days an hour. Apparently, it was a POS. I am taking it back to the store next week and hopefully I can get store credit. On top off all this, my oldest daughter has been battling a brutal stomach virus that has been going on almost seven days...that means I am not getting anything done around the house because my baby needs me. Long story short, I am still here...oh, and despite not tracking my food and exercising like a mad woman, I haven't gained any of the weight I had lost! Hopefully things will start to calm down around here and I can get back to it. I just wish that I did a better job of managing everyone elses needs in addition to my own.

  
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MIMOTOGO 4/1/2011 3:22PM

    emoticonnice job on not gaining. I have had 3 weeks with an arm injury and have gained 5 lbs. Being off work for that time has really hit me hard. But I will get back on the right trail. Thank goodness that we have this wonderful site to return to when we are able. Keep up the fight! YOU CAN DO IT!

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MSLZZY 3/31/2011 6:42AM

    Life happens so hang in there! HUGS!

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JESTICJADE 3/30/2011 11:38PM

    You are doing great!. Keep up the good work. Not gaining weight is great when no exercising.

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CATLOVER110 3/30/2011 10:45PM

    Sorry you've had so much to deal with. It looks like you're still managing to take care of yourself to some extent, since you've kept the weight off, so good for you! I hope you can exchange the elliptical and get a new one. It should certainly last more than just a few weeks! I hope everything calms down for you soon, and you can get back into your normal routine of how you usually do things. I'm glad you're sticking with it! emoticon

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Week 5 results---One more pound kicked to the curb!!!

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

After five weeks of really hard work I am down one more pound, for a grand total of 14 pounds lost since February 1. Not too shabby! I have upped my cardio and added a protein shake to my diet. I am still hoping to lose 13 pounds this month, so I guess I have 12 to go.

I am really starting to feel so awesome!!!

  
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MIMOTOGO 3/28/2011 9:51PM

    emoticon emoticonkeep up the GREAT WORK! emoticon

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BARNABUSA1 3/9/2011 7:43AM

    I am on day 3 of the Phase 1 section. …your blog is soooo encouraging! emoticon

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MSLZZY 3/9/2011 7:25AM

    Great! Little by little you'll whittle yourself to goal!

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_CYNDY55_ 3/9/2011 2:00AM

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JESTICJADE 3/8/2011 11:35PM

    great job. Keep up the good work!

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CATLOVER110 3/8/2011 9:28PM

    Way to go! You're doing great! emoticon

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WINSLOWGIRLS3 3/8/2011 9:17PM

    Yay!!! Good for you!!! emoticon

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30 minutes for 31 days...elliptical challenge

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

So, I would be lying if I didn't admit that I was VERY disappointed with this weeks weigh-in. I am grateful that I didn't gain, but surprised I didn't lose. I have been having a hard time reaching my calorie goal each day, and I am assuming that is why I am not dropping the weight. My stomach has shrunk, my tastes (and cravings) have changed, and I just don't have the appetite I once did.

I have decided to give myself a little morale boost with a personal challenge for March: 30 minutes for 30 days on my elliptical. Even if I can't fit in any other exercises for the day, I WILL get on the elliptical. So far, I am 2-0 for March!

  
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MIMOTOGO 3/6/2011 9:45PM

    emoticonhope this week will be good to you. Keep on trying, it only gets better.

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EMMYSCOOKIE 3/3/2011 10:19AM

    Great goal! I know you will do it! emoticon

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MSLZZY 3/3/2011 7:44AM

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Week 4 results---no loss, no gain

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

I have reached the end of week 4, and did not have a loss. But, I didn't gain. I am disappointed that I didn't see the numbers go down, but it actually strengthens my resolve. I am "in it to win it" this time around. I am going to re-evaluate my food plan and increase my exercise. I am a SAHM, so I am approaching my "lifestyle" as a part-time job. I have to invest this time into my health, and my entire family will benefit in the long run. I can tell a difference in my energy levels, and I am having few cravings for former trigger foods. I am excited that March is here and that it is a long month. My goals for February were to lose ten pounds ( I lost 13) and to travel 100 miles on my treadmill and bike (I managed 157). That means my goals for March are 13 pounds lost and 200 miles traveled. Cheers to a great month!

  
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MSLZZY 3/1/2011 10:59PM

    You go, girl!

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CATLOVER110 3/1/2011 9:43PM

    Good for you! You had a great February! emoticon
I'm sure you'll do great in March, too!

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MARINO124 3/1/2011 4:03PM

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JESTICJADE 3/1/2011 3:27PM

    You did wonderful! Great job and great goals! It is ok not to loose weight as long as you dont gain any. Just try and figure out why there was no weight loss and grow from it. You are doing so wonderful.

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MIRACLELOVE77 3/1/2011 2:44PM

    Great attitude!! keep it up!

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LIZZIECA55 3/1/2011 2:40PM

    Wow! You're doing great; keep up the good work.

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