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Changes that prompted a return

Sunday, March 09, 2014

Itís been a while, honestly a long while since I have been on here regularly. A lot of changes have happened in my life, including a best friend no longer wanting to talk to me and starting a new relationship with someone who loves me no matter what I look like. Needless to say he perceived what I feel are my many pit falls and started trying to encourage me to eat. Not entirely his fault I have many anxieties with people one of which is eating in front of people I donít know very well, so he thought I wasnít eating enough. This is completely wrong since I have gained weight back but nonetheless he is now being very supportive of me getting back to exercising and watching what I eat. Itís very nice though that he doesnít give me that disapproving look when I crave chocolate or want to make muffins. But on the most positive side while I find it difficult working out in the same room as him, he reminds me every day that we need to work out and has no problem doing it in separate rooms at the same time. This has made me excited to branch out more in public as well, so much that I have started making plans for us to be active outside this spring and summer. In a weird sense he motivate me in a more positive way than I have really ever felt before, instead of feeling like I need to look better so he will be more attracted to me, I feel motivated to be healthier so we can have a good time together doing anything. I really like this feeling.

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    That is great! Great way to start out a relationship. Im sorry about your best friend. Keep up the working on being healthy. You can do this.

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EJB2801 3/9/2014 3:17PM

    What a treat it is to work together! It sounds like you have a good solution to workout shyness. Decades back, husband and I used to walk a lot together, but our responsibilities have curtailed that a lot. When I began to face my fitness facts (which were and still are below par), I told him I did NOT want an audience for exercise time. But last night while I did a walking DVD, we turned down the sound and had a nice chat. Because time is at such a premium, we have to grab the moments we have. Believe me, with a real partner, you never stop craving that together time. I hope you get chances for many wonderful outdoor activities together as well as for pulling together as a team.

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Week 5 Challenge Blog

Sunday, July 14, 2013

I havenít been on lots recently due to my hectic work schedule, itís just me and two other managers total which means long days and not much time off. So when I do get home all I really want to do is sleep, but this week is my vacation and my fellow managers will be working extra hard so that I can have it off, I am very thankful for that.

Not being on here much has made it difficult to keep up with the weekly challenges but I have been able to do some of them. I have been making changes in my life that are sticking really well, however I have fallen behind on tracking my food and exercise. But all I drink is water and well I have been sleeping at least 8 hours a night itís kind of broken up since Iím waking up a lot. At the beginning of this challenge it was so easy getting on every day and doing everything that I needed to be doing, and I am going to use this next week off to get back on track with, not only this challenge but with my weight loss and exercise.

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CHALLENGER15 7/14/2013 8:50PM

    Enjoy your vacation! Sometimes it takes a bit to figure out the best time for me to "spark" depending on what is going on with the rest of my life. Perhaps you could jot down your food in a small notebook until you can enter it? Make it as easy as you can on yourself.


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ROBBIEY 7/14/2013 5:17PM

  Welcome back. Vacations are the best!!!

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WALKTHROUGH 7/14/2013 5:10PM

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Week 2 Challenge Blog

Sunday, June 23, 2013

For this challenge I want to accomplish
- Finishing my first challenge
- Be under 225lbs
- Stay motivated and exercise daily
- Make new friends and connections with spark members
- Gain more self confidence (generally feel better about myself)

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CHALLENGER15 6/24/2013 1:02PM

    Great goals!

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First Challenge and Excitng News

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

I am super excited about doing my first Spark People Challenge; I have been telling all my friends how excited I am to do this. We did a New Yearís Weight Loss Challenge, and while I didnít feel like I did very good at it. I followed it through until everyone else quit, so I was disappointed, but I have kept it up and lost weight since then. Many of them have went back to their old eating habits and put some of it back on I am sure, but I donít ask. (Itís not polite, lol.)

These last few weeks have been a change for me; I wouldnít say I feel like I am moving on from the person I love but accepting that maybe we just arenít meant to be together. Some days remind me of how happy I felt to be with him and others I feel like chopped liver, and that I can never achieve what I had. So when that happens I have been trying to think of the entire positive in my life that I have and that I am making, and the great future I have ahead of me.

My most recent exciting moment came when I went to the thrift store and I tried on a few 2x shirts because I had thought I couldnít be a complete 1x yet. But when I made it to the fitting rooms, and put them on they were all too big, I had to pick my jaw up off my shoes, just the day before I had been discouraged because I still felt so huge. So I started the hunt all over again, and while I still had some 1xís that didnít fit it was only 2/10. I donít remember ever weighing 243lbs, but I know when I was 13 I had weighted around 220lbs.

To make things better the next day I got my new womenís 1x shirts in and the only place where they donít fit quite as well is because the cinched them in at the bottom of it, so I used my sewing skills and let them out a little bit, previously I had been wearing 2x menís shirts and 3x womenís shirt. But the ones that fit right make me look slimmer I have been told by all my coworkers, the others swallow me I could wear them as dresses.

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SELINA2512 6/7/2013 2:38AM

    That sounds great!It's amazing when all your hard work pays off and is visible, and not to mention when you enjoy shopping more!
I'm also very excited about the challenge! emoticon

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CHALLENGER15 6/6/2013 5:55AM

    Isn't it great when we get into smaller sizes? Good job!

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Rewards And Realizations

Friday, May 17, 2013

I have done this in my head but I want to get it out on paper, lol. My personal rewards:

240 Ė New swimming suit: Takini

230 Ė New dress: a nice summer one

220 Ė New kitchen Mits

210 Ė New storage containers for taking food to work 

200 Ė First Big Milestone reached!!!! New Clothes

190 Ė New Cookbook: The Sparkpeople One

180 Ė Crockpot: Iíve never owned one

170 Ė New Wallet

160 Ė New haircut professionally done

150 Ė New shoes: the girly kind lol

140 Ė Goal Weight!!!!!!! New Clothes

In order to buy my new clothes, since I already shop at thrift stores a bunch lol, and second hand stores, I donít need as much cash. I am saving up my change that I take home from Sonic, it can add up to a lot, last year I used it for buying my Christmas presents, and I had 400 dollars in just a few months. So this is the best solution to me it seems for it, especially since Christmas it hasnít had a purpose but laying around, lol.

I was so excited when I fit into 22 size pants, and now the pants Iíve had since I was 18, are too big, they are 22W. Itís been hard for me to believe but I weigh less that when I was 18 years old. Before that I remember being 14 years old and weighing 210, I canít wait to celebrate being below that. And just a few years before that I was 160. This journey I have been on has been making me realize how far I let things get away from me. But I am excited, not to be skinny but to be healthy and fit.

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CHALLENGER15 5/18/2013 6:59AM

    I like your goals! Very good!

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LAWANDMUSIC 5/17/2013 7:13PM

    I like these rewards. They seem very practical and apply directly to your weight loss plans. Congratulations!

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MARCIEMCGOWAN 5/17/2013 6:24PM

    I love your rewards they are good ideas and it is good to put it down on paper or the web whichever comes first. emoticon

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