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Update #13 and #14

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

I kept meaning to post an update last week and never got around to it. I lost .2 pounds last week and was a little depressed about it. Today's weigh-in showed a 2 pound weight loss for a grand total of 25.4. I'm averaging just under 2 pounds per week, so that's OK.

My Medifast buddy is down about 60 pounds now, so saying she is kicking my butt is a "big" understatement. I am so proud of her, though. She's really dedicated.

We have actually been practicing going out and it's turning out to be great. In the past we would go out and be a terrible influence on each other. We would both usually end up getting dessert, even if we didn't really want it. It was more of a social thing. Now, however, we are a good influence on each other. We decide where we're going to go in advance and check out the menu ahead of time so we know what to order and we also request that the server not bring us bread. We actually enjoy dissecting the menu so we have lots to talk about, plus we talk about other goals we have besides losing weight. No guilt -- Awesome!!!

We've also been to the movies a couple of times recently. I didn't know it was possible to watch a movie in a theater without popcorn and Milk Duds, but I did it! And once the movie started I didn't even miss it! Plus I saved a ton of money!

My friend is on the Cape for vacation for a week starting tomorrow. She will face challenges there, but she's prepared. She's going to see family and I bet they will freak out when they see how much weight she's lost.
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Update #12 (No change)

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Well, my weight remained exactly the same this week as last. That's actually OK, because I did go on a mini-vacation with my husband for a couple of days. Although we did eat out quite a bit, I didn't chow down like I usually do when I am released from my routine. I usually bring all kinds of snacks along "just in case" there is no food where we're going. Since we are always going to other cities and not the wilderness, this obviously makes absolutely no sense, but I like to be prepared.

I also have been stepping like crazy. I walked/jogged over 20,000 steps one day this week and the rest have been over 12,000 so I'm doing great that way.

I AM starting to feel my momentum lag a bit, however. I don't know what it is, but I'm really trying to figure this out. I met my first weight-loss goal last week and thought I was on a roll, but I guess not. I do fine during the day at work, but as soon as I get home I get ravenous. I try to keep healthy things on hand that are really quick to put together, but even that seems like too much work. (In case I haven't mentioned it before, I really do not like to cook.) I don't know if it's just because it's so dang hot everyday, or if I'm just super lazy. Maybe both.

My buddy on Medifast lost weight this week, but not as much as she has been. I think she's feeling a little down too.

If anybody has any advice, please send it along!! I might just need a good talking to. I am very active on SparkPeople and I know what I need to do, I'm just having trouble actually DOING it!!

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SHERYLDS 8/3/2012 10:56AM

    I cook once every 3 days and store it in air tight containers.
Salads are great for quick dinners,
and for those who don't like salad
the leftovers make great enchilades,
with a little cheese and sliced tomatoes on top.


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ILIKECACTI 8/2/2012 6:45PM

    Oh man, I so understand! Ditto to all the above! One of my big struggles is snacking/being ravenous when I'm not at work. At work.... too busy.... not a problem. And I rarely cook too. I'm just not good at it, and I don't enjoy it, so I have no desire to try very hard to get better, and most of the year I don't have time to cook anyway. I usually do well at first and then hit a slump too. Sometimes the slump ends up in me gaining some or all of the weight back :( So good for you for holding steady during this time!!!

Sorry I've got no advice.... just commiseration.

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NWCOUNTRYDANCER 8/2/2012 3:52PM

    Sounds like you are doing good. Maybe your body just needs a rest? Keep it going. emoticon

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Update #11 (One Goal Met!)

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Down 2.8 pounds at today's weigh-in for a grand total of 23.2. 23 pounds was my first goal, so that's one down. WooHoo!! I'm just over one-quarter of the way to my final goal. I need to change my tracker, but I think I'll savor this for today and start fresh tomorrow.

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ALEANERCHICA 7/30/2012 6:44PM

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KATEINMICHIGAN 7/30/2012 5:20PM

    Yaaaay for LOTS of slightly-less-enormous goals!

I do the same thing! And I'm right with you, trying to get out of "obese." May we both be successful in that, and soon!

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ILIKECACTI 7/24/2012 9:50PM

    Big super congrats!!

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SHERYLDS 7/24/2012 9:21PM

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You are doing FANTASTIC.

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Update #10 (Pieces are starting to come together!!)

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

WooHoo, some success!!

Today was weigh-in day, and I was down 1.8 pounds, for a total of 20.4. I am so stoked to get to 20. I still have A LOT to go, but I had a gain last week, so this loss was good news indeed.

The walking and jogging are definitely helping. I hope to add some weight work, maybe in a couple of weeks. I want to ease into things a piece at a time so I get into a routine that I can stick with. I do not see myself going to a gym, at least for now. I really prefer to do this stuff at home where no one can see me and where I'm most comfortable. Maybe that will change as I go along, but I think it's important to be realistic about it so I don't backslide.

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BECKYANNE1 7/19/2012 2:01PM

    It sounds like a great plan!

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Update #9

Saturday, July 14, 2012

No news on what's wrong with my dad. They did some exploratory procedure earlier in the week and won't have the results for a while. They do NOT think it's cancer, but he definitely has some obstruction in a kidney.

In other news, I gained about .4 pounds this week. I am not that upset about it because I think I am having a non scale victory. I have had thunder thighs for as long as I can remember, even when I was skinny. Anyway, all of the walking and running I've been doing seem to be making a difference! Perhaps it is just wishful thinking, but I definitely feel like I'm doing better in the thigh area. Even more important than that, though, is that I really look forward to doing my silly-looking exercises. I have been doing over 11,000 steps for the last few days. I think that this little sign of encouragement is giving me a ton of motivation to not just continue, but to do more. When you can see some kind of positive result, it really makes a big difference, even if the scale is not moving.

Meanwhile, my Medifast friend has lost almost 40 pounds! She is feeling terrific. She hasn't bought any new clothes yet, so the loss is not obvious to many people, although her face is definitely much thinner. I think people will be in for a WOW moment when she purchases some new much smaller clothes.
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SHERYLDS 7/14/2012 7:22PM

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the lifestyle change is even more of a milestone success than anything else.
kudos to you.

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