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It's October, time to reap what you sow!

Monday, October 01, 2007

I love this MONTH! I love this SEASON! I started to lose my umfff at the end of September (could it be due to working towards a goal that lasted nearly 3 months???). I hoping to start new and pick up fresh for the month of Oct. so I've changed my goals around!

I'm looking at this all in a new light and I'm seeing that if I sow the seeds of weight loss today, I'll reap the benefits tomorrow! So what fruits am I expecting to reap from my labor?

1. 10lbs loss!-- I want to be 1 pound under the lowest weight I was after my last baby. This would put me finally into Onderland! 192.5 is my goal!

2. I need to shed some dress sizes! I won't tell you which dress size I'm at now but I did start off at a size 22w that had to be unbuttoned at times for comfort! In stretchy items I was wearing 3x! It's the biggest I've ever been (even during this last preg. I was only a 2x at 40 weeks!). My goal is to drop from my 22w and into a size 14!

3. Reduce stress!- I need to do this and I know that my number one stress related issue is "Lack of organization!" Can't find a thing in this house, can't find a thing on my desk or even in my car! I shift the mess from this side of the table to the other, the boxes from here to there and then rip into everything. No space at all, not even to work out! It's time to make space, get rid of all those things I don't need and open up a place that is just for me! My goal is to organize my house and reduce my stress in the progress!

4. Fit in more exercise! I can't depend on exercising at the YMCA all the time. One, I just don't have the money for the membership and the nursery. I'm going to have to find ways to get in a workout (not dvd or vcr and no space at this point at home). With the rain and cold in WA, it's going to be hard to carry a baby all over the place outside-I have to find things I can do inside and exercises I can do with the kids! My goal is to stay fit at home!

5. Eat more! I really need to bring my metabolism up! I realized that I just don't eat enough and never do. 1200 flat is just not reasonable. Raising my limit gradually up to 2000 over the next year or so should allow me to be able to eat a wide range of food. I want to rely on eating right and exercise to help me keep the weight off, not constantly eating at a low, low cal. range that would only stress me out during holiday and birthday party season. My goal is to increase my calorie range and aim for 1400 cals a day by eating more of a variety!

Of course the biggest goal for me is to find a way to keep me motivated and the best way I know how to do that is through rewards!

I'm hoping to reap the kind encouraging words of friends, family and all of my spark buddies! It's always rewarding to hear that people care and notice all your hard work.

I'm hoping to reward myself with daily, weekly and at the end of the month through emotional, physical and visual cues that let me know that I'm losing big and gaining big.

I want to set up little goals and small challenges throughout the month and reward myself for each one met. I also want to join a few teams and work on the challenges that they set up and award myself for those!

I'm hoping to reward myself big for each of the 5 original goals that I have set up. That gives me 5 chances to win, meaning that even if I fall off of one or two goals(not losing 10 lbs or getting into a size 14), I still walk away with something (eating healthier, getting organized, exercising more.) !

I plan on rearranging everything, making it all new. New goals, new programs, a new look will be sowed, a new me will be reaped!


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DNJEN471 10/3/2007 9:21AM

    Such fantastic goals! I think goals are so so important! Best wishes to you!

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MARIQUAIL 10/3/2007 1:44AM

  wow, those are some awesome goals! I definitely hear you on the organization thing. I've been wrestling with my apartment since my boyfriend and I moved in.

you're doing awesome!

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MYPINUPWITHIN 10/2/2007 4:07PM

    Good luck with your goals - it sounds like you're off to the right start!

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VMGALLEGOS13 10/2/2007 3:13PM

    Good for you. I hope all goes well with your new goals.

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SCRAPPYLOUISA 10/2/2007 2:39PM

    Your goals sound reasonable and you should be able to reach them. I love how you are also setting rewards for those goals. I feel that is very important. It's funny until I started SP I never really set goals that much. Now I find myself setting goals and challenging myself. I also reward myself when I met those goals. Some of my rewards have been small shopping sprees at my local craft store, special lotions from Victoria Secrets, renting or buying a special movie, buying a CD, etc. I think the biggest reward for my weight loss journey so far is the compliments from my husband, Rich. No matter what I have weighed he loves me for who I am....not what I look like on the outside. His compliments on how I am doing and how I am looking mean so much to me. They help keep me motivated. Keep up the good work on your weight loss journey. Hugs, Shirley

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SUSANCANDOIT 10/1/2007 8:23PM

    What a wonderful set of goals! You can do this! I implemented a "cheat day" at the onset of my spark journey. I've stuck to that cheat day. Every Sunday is cheat day. So, let's say on Thursday I really feel like eating some Pizza Hut, I just think to myself, "I can have that on Sunday." It's worked really well for me. My weight loss hasn't been as fast as others who don't have a cheat day, but I'm getting to my goal and not turning back. Anyways, I hope you have fun with your goals, and especially your rewards! Those are fun. I gave myself a haircut for one reward. I've given myself new shoes in the past too. I LOVE rewards. :)

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Oct.1st-Nov. 1st 2007

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Well, it's the day before the first of the month. My original goal was 200lbs by Oct. 15th. I am so close (today at 202 and I think I might weigh in at 201.5 tomorrow) that I'm going to go ahead and count it as a goal reached and plan on new goals that start on the 1st instead of the 15th. My goal for the month of Oct. is to get to 192lbs. This would be 1 pound less than the lowest weight I have been since the baby (six week appt. I was 193.) This does mean that I would have to lose 10lbs in a month and work on the terms of 2.5lbs a week. Tomorrow I will post my whole plan on what I want to do and how I expect to go about it.

I'm happy with my progress so far. I've managed to lose almost 25lbs in 2.5 months. Right now (as of today) my lose is 22.5lbs. I've lost more than the average 8lbs a month! According to sparks I have another 2 weeks to lose 2lbs...I think I can do that!

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LISAG418 10/6/2007 11:39AM

    *HUG* 25 lbs in 2.5 mos? That is INCREDIBLE! I have lost 30 lbs in 5 months -- you cut my time in half! :)

I think it's a sure sign that you can achieve all of your goals and then some!


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SCRAPPYLOUISA 9/30/2007 8:39PM

    You're doing a fantastic job with your weight loss journey. Keep up the good work. Hugs, Shirley

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VMGALLEGOS13 9/30/2007 4:49PM

    You are doing awesome keep up the good work.

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Missed a day at the gym! Oh My!

Friday, September 28, 2007

I missed a day at the gym! shame, shame on me! LOL. Well, I had planned on going but my car key ended up missing. This meant digging through boxes, bringing out trash bags and lifting and searching sofas. The girls didn't even get to school yesterday. I spent all day long searching the house, cleaning the house and going through all the stuff that I had set aside for the Goodwill. It lasted from 8:30 to about 4 when I found the key. It happens to be that my daughter went back to the car and dropped the key, her friend picked it up and took it home. So, I never got to the gym cus I go when the girls are at school due to not having anyone to watch them. I missed it cus I just wanted away from the kids and out of the house. Honestly I tried starting up dh's car (doesn't have tags!) and all! I got my workout in though. I was lifting boxes, pulling those huge black garbage bags and lifting laundry baskets. I know I worked out and I tracked it too!

Today though was so much better. I got to the gym and did 35 mins on the trainer. It's getting so much easier! I managed to also get in all the weight systems that they had there. Now I'm going to set goals for all of it so that I have something to do in the month of Oct.

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VMGALLEGOS13 9/29/2007 8:49PM

    Sorry about your keys, I am glad found them though, I agree with Deanna, any workout counts.

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MYPINUPWITHIN 9/29/2007 9:38AM

    Any workout counts, girlie! I'm glad you found your keys - and don't sweat the one day missed at the gym. It sounds like you got quite the workout regardless!!

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So up in the air...

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

So, my exercise is coming along better and when I go I think to myself "You can so beat the deadline!!"

But my food intake is so awful...I'm eating fast food, and even though I've not gone over my cal intake, I've gone over my fat intake. It's making me feel like crap honestly.

This week is nothing like last week. I'm not getting in the weight lifting, I'm not getting in the hiking and I'm eating crap...not food, crap.

It's so up in the air...I tell myself I can reach that goal but then I realize that I'm not where I was last week. The motivation is there but something is just lacking.

I know though that any day before Oct. 9th is good. Oct. 9th is the goal that sparks gave me. Oct 15th is the goal I gave myself. But things were going so well and I'm so close that I'm willing to push myself and go for the 1st.

I really need to get my butt moving...

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KATRINIA17 9/28/2007 10:53AM

    Fast food isn't an issue for me. It was just an issue that day. I was at the PSO all day long from 9 in the morn till 7:30 at night and so it was ordered for lunch and dinner. I rarely eat fast food since it gives me the runs but on tuesday it was either fast food or no eating at all. If I do eat fast food, it pick anything that is not fried and anything that has no sauce since it will have me on the potty for ever. Even pizza does it!

Ps. NEVER MCDONALDS!!! lol not even the kids will eat there believe it or not. And subway also messes with my tummy too but not as nearly as bad as the other places.

speaking of breakfast sandwiches, I make them all the time for the kids! We love them!

You ladies are so much support! Hugs!-Kat

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SEESKO 9/28/2007 8:08AM

    Fast food was always a big problem for me too. Until i moved to the middle of nowhere...Maybe you should do that!...lol! only kidding. Maybe try to pack your own fast food! Have you tried the jimmy dean delights breakfast sandwiches...they are great and fast. Burger king has a veggie burger (hold the mayo), always options at subway and quiznos, a grilled chicken sandwich at mcdonalds is okay, no mayo. Also, you can ask for apple dippers instead of fries at mcdonalds. Subway has yogurt and raisins instead of chips, Wendys has yogurt instead of fries. I hope this is some help!

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AROCHFORD 9/27/2007 10:12PM

    Fastfood is a continual problem for us all. I mix my purchases so e.g. go to macdonalds get the salad and the angus burger. Or fried chicken with a big garden salad. My body gets the craving satisfied as well as veggies and fruit. Every time you want those fries or double cheese burger or KFC remember the feeling you have now. Put a message in your phone to hear your voice saying do not do it!!!! CAn you believe my husband said the other night I slept walked to eat cheese sticks from Pizza Hut. He thought I was awake and asked me why I wanted to eat that now since I did not do it all day:) I just turned and went back to bed. I do not remember that at all so I guess I was sleep walking. How crazy is that. I just shows how much we think about these things but we have to be strong.

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  Maybe it's overkill? Too much too soon. Stop. Reassess where you are and go from there. I don't want to say "start over" because you aren't - you're just moving on.
You can do it and you're sooooo close!

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VMGALLEGOS13 9/27/2007 3:48PM

    I was like that at the beginning of this week just eating junk.

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PIKAGIRL 9/27/2007 6:17AM

    The next time you're tempted to eat things that make you feel that way, ask yourself: "Is the mouth party worth it?"

If it's making you feel like crap, then I would guess it's not. You know you can do this and you're close to the end. Stay focused and remember, this is a life change, not a short term thing. You can have the junk food, but at what cost and are you willing to pay it?

You can do this.

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LISAG418 9/26/2007 9:32PM

    I feel for you, dear...I went through a spell where it seemed all I could eat was crappy fast food. Don't worry, you can get through this! I found that emptying out my fridge, taking an inventory of the "good" foods I needed, and then making a big trip to the grocery store with simply my food needs in mind really helped. Not sure if that works for you, but I know you can do this and I know you can meet your goal!!!

:) Lisa

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I'm blogging now!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Today is a super busy day so I'm blogging now. I left my house at 7:45 and have only been home for 30 mins since then. I'm now home for about 2 hours if that!

Today is back to school night and as part of pso I've been at the school all day long! I thought that today was going to be a horrible day food wise. Soon as I got into the room I was offered a piece of home made chocolate candy. It was small, like the size of a chocolate covered cherry but still...I ate it to be nice. It was super rich but good. Cost me at least 75 cals I know. Then we screwed up on some copies and had to be there during lunch. Lunch was KFC...I had half a breast, one thigh and half a wing and that was all. For breakfast I had strawberries and bananas and half a kashi bar. Well not to bad I guess. I'm still under 1k on cals
I have to add in the kashi bar and the candy but without them I was only around 800 cals so there goes another 200 or so. I watched the time slip away and thought to myself..."Not only have I eaten the most fatting food I've had in months but I'm not going to get to the gym at all." Finally my friend looked at me and asked if I wanted to go to the gym and even offered to watch the baby.

Talk about being happy. I had spent the whole day in a daze due to the junk food. Not even the fruit helped out but boy oh boy the gym was a blessing. I actually did 35 mins on the elpitcal and didn't die!!! It's the longest time in one sitting. I didn't get strength in cus I didn't want to leave the baby at the school for long so I head back laughing and joking and omg it was so good.

Honestly, I say during the day "ACK! I don't want to go!!!" but I get there and it reminds me of when I was in high school training for varsity track and cross country....yes, my fat butt use to actually run!! LOL

Well, I might not end up at 1200 for cal intake but I should remain in range of 1200 to 1550 so that's gonna be good for me.

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SEESKO 9/26/2007 2:49PM

    Sounds like you are doing great! Keep it up.

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VMGALLEGOS13 9/25/2007 8:38PM

    Well goog for you for making it to the gym.

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