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I think I am starting to see results!

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Last night my boyfriend and I were video chatting and we asked me if I had lost weight, because he said that I looked curvier.

Then today I put on a button up dress that is usually really snug across my torso, but it is comfortable and seems looser today! Yay!

I don't know, the last couple of days I would say that I have felt a difference in how my stomach felt, and even how it appears. It feels smoother, like a layer has been taken off. I can't believe it, nor can I wait to see more awesome results as I continue to work hard. Work pays off!

That's all, Happy Easter to all!!! emoticon

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SOOKGAL66 4/19/2012 6:12PM

    Way to go! Keep up the good work! It's such a great feeling when your clothes don't fit like they used to, in a good way!

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ANKLLOYD 4/11/2012 1:01PM

    Great job! I am so happy for you!! Keep up the great work - you can do this!


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HEATHER1969 4/11/2012 11:11AM

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YOU ARE ROCKIN IT! Keep up the great work!

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JULIE4287 4/11/2012 10:27AM

    That's so great! Feels good, doesn't it?


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KRISTEN_SAYS 4/9/2012 8:40AM

    Nicely done! Keep it up!

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WHQPHQ 4/9/2012 8:04AM

Well done! I bet it motivates you to keep going!

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_SCARLETT_ 4/9/2012 5:00AM

    emoticon That's wonderful!!! I'm so happy for you! Keep up the wonderful efforts!

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HYATTI1 4/9/2012 12:57AM

    Keep up the good work. Glad you fit back into the dress.

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DEBMARIE86 4/8/2012 10:22PM

    Yay! Congrats :-) its such a great feeling to see results! Keep at it!!

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BRUDEV07 4/8/2012 5:27PM

    Congratulations! Glad your hard work is paying off!

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JUDYNH 4/8/2012 4:44PM

  Nice job. Keep up the good work!

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You know what is nice?

Friday, April 06, 2012

Not feeling super hungry all of the time anymore! I love that I am learning self-control with food, because those skills transfer over into other areas of my life. For example, I went to Wal-Mart the other day with a list of just one thing to purchase, and I was able to withstand the desire to purchase other unnecessary items that would have strained me for cash.

I've been at this for a week now, but it already feels like my lifestyle has changed! I am so glad. I feel so optimistic about the things I will do and face in life now. I can't wait to see visible results, but feeling a change in my body, heart and mind is also such a great accomplishment! Thank you for all of the wonderful support you all have offered me! I wish you all of the best with your goals and dreams! Have a lovely weekend!!!
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    "Women should never eat under 1,200 calories per day" you're cutting it close! I got 'The Spark' book recently, and I got to the calorie chapter. It says.....
You weight 225 (ticker says). With light exercise (I assume it counts as at least that) you would eat 1,976 - 2,000 calories to stay the same weight. It says if you have 51-100 pounds to lose, you subtract 500 calories from those ranges, to get in the range for losing weight.
So with light exercise, you need to be eating a minimum of 1,476 and a maximum of 1,500. It would probably be ok to stay there even with moderate exercise, because it's safe to do when you have more weight to lose.

I'm not sure if your nutrition tracker is matching that, but it should be accurate because it's in their book and all. I had forgotten to set my nutrition tracker properly, and it was low. I had to go to 'change my fitness settings' on the fitness page and at the bottom say how many calories I burn per week via cardio. And then it readjusted how many calories I actually need.
As long as you are following the correct guidelines for your activity and your weight etc you should be golden. It can be bad to get too eager and lower calories too fast, because then your body doesn't have enough energy and rebels.
It's really quite difficult for me because I'm used to sleeping in and missing meals, so I'm like... oh my, I'm really supposed to be eating that much? Because I run 3x per week and lift weights. So it's weird.
I'm sure your body has to adjust, but typically you shouldn't feel hungry at all (after meals) even with the reduced calories.

That's just a FYI (I'm not trying to be a downer, after all, you're going further than needed and still succeeding in reaching your goals)- I'm really glad to hear things are going well and you are able to have good control for meeting your goals. It's really exciting when things come more easily. This month I'm finally really sticking to my exercise without missing any days, so it's like, woooooooo~!!

Keep up the good work!!!!

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    Wow! Sounds like you are already feeling the thrill of success!
keep up the great work! Remember to eat your protein and healthy fats throughout the day - that really works to keep your body satisfied longer. Fats in moderation of course. Don't go crazy with nuts - that really put my calorie/fat count in overdrive until I started measuring out 1/8th cup of nuts for the day. Or 1 Tbsp peanut butter on toast. Too much and it adds up fast.

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FULLOFFAITH 4/6/2012 5:40PM

    Yes those hunger pains can get extreme at times I have to agree with you on that. Glad to hear your first week went well. Keep up the hard work. There will be easy days and hard days. Just pick your self up when things get hard and keep moving forward.

Good Luck I know you can do it!!!


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Vlog #2

Thursday, April 05, 2012



My very first vlog!

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

I forgot to mention I'm getting my hair cut today. A new lifestyle and new me deserves a new do!

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EDWARDS1411 4/4/2012 5:49PM

    Well done Jilian!! You've got a great attitude - indeed this is a lifestyle change because "permanent changes lead to permanent results" and you girl are off to a great start. Indeed you deserve a new "do" - you can show it off during your next vlog. Keep up the great work!!!

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TRENTDREAMER 4/4/2012 3:11PM

    Best of fortune to you on the c25k.

I agree about SparkPeople. I'm on both and I like the support and points aspects of it. My first 2 years I was mostly just blogging and reading blogs.

You need not be self conscious. Your vlog was good :)

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ALYSSA40 4/4/2012 2:05PM

    I love the C25K program. I have the app on my phone and run with it, literally! Glad to see you're doing a great job and making adjustments to make you happy. I just registered for my first 5K run! It's with Run For Your Lives- a Zombie 5K Obstacle Course! Then in September I run with Mercy Ministries! Hope to see how well you do too! Good luck and congratulations! emoticon

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Tuesday's events!

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

I just had myself some breakfast!
-Right now I am finishing my C25K playlist
-Then I am going to figure out where I am going to jog today
-Go do my run
-Maybe try some yoga after or go right into my D2 Bootcamp workout
-Do something productive and/or uplifting

These are my things to do today!


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