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Monday, November 05, 2012

OK so, FYI I'm writing this in stages as I'm getting ready for work so if it's patchy/scattered/insane I apologize in advance.

Last time you heard from me I was whining and moaning about how I'd been a very good girl but that the scale wasn't budging. Well that was definitely true. I was stuck at 216 and I had been struggling there for 3 weeks. Anthony had been struggling and hanging around 205.

Then my honey and I got our BodyBuggs and WOW it's amazing the difference when you get to see exactly what your body is doing. after a series of set up questionnaires (weight, height, sex, your type of job, etc) and sets up your personalized program.

First thing I notice right off the bat is that it says my calorie intake needs to be a lot higher than what Spark People had be eating. SP had me eating about 1300 a day and BB said I needed to be closer to 2000. The same was true for Anthony. In fact BB said he needed to be eating 3300 cal a DAY. We both kind of looked at each other and said "No. Way." I mean, seriously, if I'm not losing weight at 1300/day there's no way eating 2000 is going to make me lose.

But we decided that we'd invested the money so now we need to trust it. at least for a while. We decided to shoot for a calorie deficit of 900-1500 a day. Seemed doable and reasonable.

I had a pretty easy time adjusting to my new calorie limit. I just went back to eating foot long turkey subway and added a morning snack and I got myself up to where I was supposed to be and my deficit usually ended up being about 1300. The Sexy Beast of a Man had much more trouble. Seriously fitting in an extra 1500 calories of healthy foods is NOT as easy as it sounds. after everything was said and done his deficit was routinely 2000+ Scary.

So guess which one of us lost more weight? HAHA. Me. I lost 4 lbs last week and he lost 2. Not that i'm gloating. OK. I am. but just a little.

He's making an effort to eat more this week.

So, yeah, that's my initial review. Keep in mind that this is just my first week and I'll probably have more to say about it later. You should probably also know that this thing took 3 days of scattered writing so I make no guarantees about how much this crazy talk makes sense.

Oh well, PICTURES!

The Beast in her "Flutter Fly" costume! She's getting so big. THREE FEET TALL!

Anthony and I at a Halloween party. We didn't actually wear costumes so we just kinda stole bits and pieces from everyone else. Classy.

Family day at the park!

Mmmmm... loved this moon!

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RHEYNKLW 11/5/2012 12:13PM

    Glad you are enjoying your Bodybuggs. I didn't end up getting one this time around, because I just can't justify the splurge when we are about to put a TON of cash into having some work done on our house -- but, ONE DAY!

Love the pictures. Your little one is adorable, and you all look so happy together.

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Does frustration come in mini fun sized packs to?

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

OK, so back in august I posted a blog about how I'd finally removed my head from my rear and gotten back on track, or at least the realization that I needed to get back on track. And you know, I did! My tracking has been on, I'm eating the right things (I even broke down my daily food intake into 6 mini meals), I'm sweating like crazy... but the scale is not budging. I WANT TO SCREAM. (wow, that wasn't supposed to be in CAPS, but that works...)

There are a few non-scale victories that I'm trying to keep in mind, the way clothes fit, my headaches calming down, etc but that scale is not budging. -ACK-

So I happened to stumble across an awesome sale on the bodybugg (regular price 250$ I got it for 99$. Sale ends the 31st!) and I got one each for the fiance and I ( ah, crow, did I mention I got engaged? it really has been a busy summer....)

Hoping this will help me figure out exactly what's going on inside so I can know why this is stalling SO BADLY.

ack, time to be a grown-up and get ready for work. boo.

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SQUIRRELLYONE 10/29/2012 9:19AM

    Are you sweating like crazy doing the same workouts over and over? Are you cross-training? I found that if I didn't change it up, then the weight didn't go, even if I was doing a lot of work! If you're more cardio-focused, you might want to add in some strength-activities.

Currently I'm maintaining, but I dance, rock climb, and am learning how to run (balance :) )

Luck! Hopefully the bodybugg will help identify what needs to change!

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RHEYNKLW 10/23/2012 2:19PM

    First of all, emoticon emoticon emoticonon your engagement!

Next, where did you order your Bodybugg? I've been wanting one, but couldn't justify the $250 pricetag. Can you PM me a link?

Lastly (and most importantly), I feel your S.S.S. (Stuck Scale Syndrome!) pain. I hit my previous Capable, Confident Adult weight a few months ago and immediately plateaued, number-wise. (Not that I weigh myself more often than every month or two, but I have checked since then.) I know I've built significant muscle over the last 10 weeks, and that the only body part I measure (calves) is down an inch, but it's still frustrating. What are your NSVs? Maybe telling someone about them will help you feel like you've made more progress!

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Hey She-Rah! This is no time for a meltdown.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Sometimes I don't understand how certain things can be going so well in life and other things crashing miserably... I'll post a bigger update later, but it boils down to this: Life has been more than chaotic lately and while that is not a good excuse it is a pretty real reason for why I've put 19 (!!!!F*CK!!!!) lbs back on. Boo.

I need to reorganize my priorities and eliminate the major source of stress in my life right now.

So here I go (again) 50 lbs down and 20 lbs back up is still a 30 lbs maintenance, right? (Just agree with me, I'm in no mental shape to handle any mean people today)

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HIKINGSD 8/20/2012 1:39AM

    30 pounds gone forever is a HUGE accomplishment! Don't take that away from yourself.

I hope you are alright and that life balances out for you in the near future.


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RHEYNKLW 8/17/2012 11:26AM

    At 30 pounds down, you are still -more- than halfway "ahead!" Stress really is a health killer, so I hope you are able to purge all that negativity soon. Remind yourself of how far your hard work got you the first time.
You've got this!!!

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Obligatory One-derland Post!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

199! 199!! I broke 200! HUZZAH! I'm pretty stoked right now. Bouncing really. Standing on the scale I actually called The Boyfriend over to confirm that I wasn't hallucinating. Sweet!

I haven't been below 200 since just after HS when I hooked up with that loser who insisted I was "too hot" Jeeze. The things we do when we're 17 and stupid...

Pfft. enough of him. More of my awesomness, I'm totally rockin this and my motivation has just gone through the roof!

Love and thanks to everyone here, and especially to lovely boyfriend who's advice and support is amazing me every day.

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HWNHMMBRD 4/29/2012 2:41PM

    emoticon Do the Happy dance! Rock it! emoticon

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NYMORNINGGLORY 4/28/2012 12:12PM

    congrats!!!!! emoticon emoticon

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MARIE-STRONG 4/28/2012 9:30AM

    I can feel how happy you are!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MOSTMOM1 4/28/2012 9:20AM

    WOOOOOHOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! Way to go! Celebrate your extreme awesomeness today!
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HIKINGSD 4/28/2012 6:14AM

    You are (w)ON(E)derful!!!


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FUSIONFITNESS3 4/28/2012 1:23AM

    Congratulations!! I have a ways to go to reach this goal but am looking forward to celebrating this goal on or before my birthday in November. My birthday gift to myself. Seeing others reach this goals motivates me.
Keep up the hard work.
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A Year of Sparkin' -or- Hitting the 200 mark (again)

Sunday, April 15, 2012

So, it occurred to me a few weeks ago that I've been on this lovely, wonderful, and fantastic site for a little over a year. Woo! OK. Well, maybe not a WHOLE year if you count my little "off season" over the winter. Regardless, it was a year ago when I realized "Oh hey, I gotte get this train wreck on course or I'm going to be in really bad shape" (no pun intended)

It's been a year of heartaches, joys, triumphs, and disappointments. A year of new discoveries, new insights, and new friends (you know who you are, and I love ya!) I've lost 45 lbs but have gained a whole lot more in the self respect and energy departments!

Speaking of progress, I hit the 200 mark (Again) A couple of months ago (in the midst of my little "vacation" from paying attention) I actually hit 200. And was VERY pleased with myself. Decided I'd get all sorts of dedicated again and for god's sake get BACK on TRACK and get to my GOAL!

Yeah... that little burst of steam lasted... oooo... about half a day. I just lost my mojo. Nadia looked at me and said "girl, you're on your own" Thanks Nads.

I went back up to 205. Was pretty sad about it, but still not feeling the fire to do anything about it. Well, 2 weeks ago I got back on this horse and guess what, this morning's weight in was 200 again :)

Huzzah, I'm very happy. and DETERMINED to get under it this time. No kiddin' folks, I owe it to Myself, to The Beast and to you. You've all kept me going at one point or another, and I love you all for it!

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HWNHMMBRD 4/15/2012 5:25PM

    Happy emoticon!

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MSKIZ69 4/15/2012 4:52PM

    Wishing you an incredible upcoming year!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ANGELA2B 4/15/2012 9:49AM

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LIOCORO 4/15/2012 3:55AM

    Seems like you really are back on the horse now. The Beast looks cute as ever, btw :)
Here's for another awesome year! emoticon

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