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starting AGAIN

Thursday, August 08, 2013

So Ive been on this journey now for awhile...4yrs give or take a few months. i have lost 117lbs total. That sounds like alot. That IS alot, but you know whats so crazy is that I still feel like I look that same way that I did when I was super big. Size 24 pants to size 10. I still feel disqusted with my physical apearance at times, and then I look in the mirror and I see what a difference there is. I look at pictures, actually I showed a coworker today my fat pictures and she didnt believe it was even me! That is a compliment. But why do I feel so down about myself? I have been finding it hard to get motivated again. I have a lot of personal things going on right now and to be honest I am more stressed out than ever in my life. Sometimes i dont eat when Im stressed then I get so hungry that I eat crappy things. and crappy things make me feel better for a short time. Then I feel sick from the carbs and sugar...and I get tired...and I dont wake up in the morning to go to the gym..then I feel like crap because Im not excercising. Ugh. What a vicious cycle. But after showing my coworkers my fat pics, I have decided that I have come a long way. I look like a totally diff person. i still have 20lbs to lose until Im completley happy with my results. .

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DEE1221 8/8/2013 7:22PM

    You have done such a geat job. Please don't be so hard on yourself. Give yourself a pat on the back for all the work you have accomplished!!. Be happy, feel good about yourself, work on, but don't get stressed over the last 20 pounds. You can do it!!

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getting impatient.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Im so frusterated this week...i havent really lost anything, just maintaining but i havent been eating bad at all and I have barley had ANY carbs and my protein levels are high. I guess its bc Im PMSing? I dont know but I am going to start my running up again and train for a 10k,. I havent ran for 3 months after I was running 5miles due to a heel injury. Im hoping its completley healed bc i really want to get back into running...i feel soooo much better. I just hate when I dont lose, its so discouraging.

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SKEEWEE2MEK 3/28/2013 7:14PM

    PMS sucks! Don't let it get to you though. You should immediately see a change on the scale after the "special week" is over. Also, don't forget to measure progress in other ways, like with a tape measure to see inches lost. Good luck training for your race! emoticon emoticon

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JOANPHIL1 3/28/2013 4:56PM

    Don't let your frustration get you down. PMS will definately affect your loss. Taking on the challange of a 10 mile run is great well done you. emoticon

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Totally bummed.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Almost two weeks ago I injured My heel while running 4-5 miles 4 days a week. I thought maybe it was plantar faciatis (my spelling is off) which is not an injury you really want as a runner. Sometimes it takes almost a year to heal if it gets really bad. I don't think that's what I have thank God! I think it is just inflammation of the tissues of my heal because I was wearing those toe sneakers to run in which doesn't really give much support but its like running barefoot which I Love! But I threw those away and for some Nike running shoes. So meanwhile while I've been waiting for my injury to cease I have been using the stationary bike. I do not like it. It's incredibly hard to keep motivated when you have a very limited selection of excercising choices. So today when I went to the gym I ran just 1 mile and then did some time on the bike. I am praying my heel does not get worse. I guess I will be able to tell later today but at as right now I don't hurt so yay!!!!
The goals I set on my spark page for my weightloss are gonna have to be revised yet again. Boooo :( I can't dwell on it though. I gotta keep looking forward and focusing on that hot body I WILL have when I reach my goal. So later on today or tomorrow I will update my goals.

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MSKIZ69 1/26/2013 12:41PM

    You are doing great--we all misstep from time to time, we are human! Slow and steady is the best way so don't beat yourself up--keep pushing!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Scale obsession

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

I've had this debate with myself for a long it good to weigh yourself everyday or every other day? When I way myself everyday (or just about everyday) I feel it helps me keep on track if I weigh myself in the morning and I'm up a pound or so when I'm at work and there's a bday party I'm more motivated to say NO to that yummy looking piece of cake. But on the flip side, when I weigh myself all the time it pretty much dictates my mood for the day, which is soooo not good. It's so disappointing when you have been working so hard and eating the right things to be up a pound or even two. And yes I know that body weight fluctuates everyday.... I am a nurse and I totally get it and understand that. But that doesn't matter in my own brain...I want to be down not up. So what sdi you think? Is it bad to weigh yourself everyday or weekly? If there is anybody out there that is reading my blog?!?!

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KARASTK 1/9/2013 11:14AM

    I weight weekly and maybe mid-week just to check in with myself. This seems a good balance for me, if I weigh everyday I get a bit crazy!

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GETINSHAPE20131 1/9/2013 9:10AM

  I weigh myself about ever other day usually in the morning.

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STRONGMOMMA2014 1/9/2013 8:58AM

    I weigh in every day. It is probably an obsessive behavior of mine, but I very much feel the need to track it and that it helps me to stay on track. It also depicts my mood for the day and can definitely be a negative for me. It is a struggle for so many. But, in my opinion, it doesn't matter how often you weigh in, it matters how you allow that number to make you feel. If you weigh in once per week or once per month even...if that number makes you feel negative, is it any more healthy than weighing in every single day? You have to find your balance and work on how the scale makes you feel, no matter how often you get on it.

People have suggested to me, and I agree, to celebrate non-scale victories and measure your progress in other ways.

emoticon Measure your body, BMI, and or BF%.
emoticon Celebrate your streaks of staying in range or making good choices with food.
emoticon Take notice when you are able to complete a workout with less effort, run farther or faster, life heavier weights and so on.

Best wishes to you!

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NAKIOMA 1/9/2013 7:00AM

    I weigh every day = it helps me stay on track......................

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Bad bad choices :(

Sunday, January 06, 2013

So it's day #6 of my weight loss journey. I've been doing fairly well this first week until today...(and a little bit yesterday too) my daughters are quite the little bakers and its not helping me out any!!! My oldest got one of those cake pop makers and made some yummy cake pops and then my middle daughter decided she wanted to make some chocolate chip cookies... My weakness...and they were soooo yummy that I had some for breakfast. So my day started bad. Chocolate chip cookies + pmsing = disaster for this girl! And then after church and getting some healthy groceries I mentioned Mexican food sounded yummy soooo yep... You got it... I stuffed my face with chips and salsa and fajitas (just the meat & veggies) but I ate enough chips to serve a family of 4!
On the plus side I ran 13 miles this past week and I lost 3lbs although I probably gained a pound back... Idk I won't know until tomorrow morning. I'm not giving up. I know there will be bumps in the road but I will still reach my goal!

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LIFE-FAITH 1/8/2013 11:46AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon jean

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FRAN0426 1/6/2013 7:14PM

    Yes we all get a some bumps along the way in our journey, if we are being good with our eating and doing exercise---a treat is something so you don't feel sp deprived of the things we like moderation is the key( although there are times we can't resist more than one) Continued success on your journey.

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KNYAGENYA 1/6/2013 6:33PM

    Having a couple of treats is a good thing.

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