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94 lbs lost so far, small frustrating issue & March Goals

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Every time I make plans to go over a friend's house or party, I have to ask if I should eat first. I feel bad asking every time, but I always assume they are going to order a pizza. Usually I am correct & they are planning on getting JUST pizza. =( Normally I don't care that I eat differently than most people I know. I only get weird about it when I know everyone else is going to have pizza and I won't eat it. If I was allergic to wheat or couldn't digest cheese it would be one thing... but it is my choice to not eat it. People poke fun at me for not eating it even though they know I have my own diet. I guess I need to get over it, but it does hurt hearing the same jabs every single time I say "I don't eat ____ anymore". I could eat the pizza and put it on my tracker, but I am worried it will cause my stomach to be upset. I also wouldn't be filled up and would still be hungry after eating it! After I ask if I should eat first, and I am told there will be pizza, I never know what to say back. Usually I say ok I will bring something for myself - but then the person gets worried or asks a ton of questions. They wonder if they should do something else instead etc.. I feel bad asking before I go, but I just want to know if I should eat first or if I should bring something for myself. Even though I ask every single time, I still feel bad when the same people get all weird after. Any suggestions on what to do?

I know I overanalyze sometimes, but I can't help it. I don't want to have a grumbly tummy the whole time I am supposed to be having a good time. That will cause me to grumpy. I also don't want to bother the people by always asking what is going on. Oh well - this is my lifestyle now, I need to get over it!!!!

On another note, I have yoga again tonight. Woohoo. I need to go on the treadmill more - I get on maybe twice a week. Not enough! I wanted to sign up for a 5K 3/10, but I don't know if I am ready. I am never ready for them unfortunately. Somehow I can't get myself to run more often even though I want to!

Hopefully everyone is still pushing towards their Feb goals. And hopefully you are thinking about your March goals! I didn't make my healthy weight goal this month.. but I am not giving up. I am at 156 right now, and I am really happy about that!

****Accomplished February Goals****
- Did every weighin & team challenge the best I could!
- Used the measuring tape once
- Tracked my protein & stayed in range most days.
- Tried new recipes & batch meals
- I have been eating most home-cooked meals at work
-Signed up for 2 spring challenges & 1 March Challenge
- Saved some money
- Stood up for myself & continued to stay positive

****My March Goals****
- Continue my 5K training!
- Continue using the measuring tape at least once a month
- Only have tortilla chips twice a week
- If I eat french fries, try to only eat them once a week
- Sign up for another 5K
- Continue prepaid yoga classes
- Try 4 new healthier Recipes
- Stay committed to the Challenges even during busy season
- Aim for 1,000 fitness minute trophy for March!
- Continue to do non-workout activities I enjoy even if I go alone(craft & pet fairs)
- Try to stay patient with my parents even when they are on the fritz!
- Don't get discouraged if I don't reach all of my goals!

***Ultimate Goals***
- Be at healthy weight (155) by April 30, 2013!
- Be at 100 pounds lost & weigh 150pounds - no deadline
- Complete any 5K in 30 minutes - no deadline

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    Yeah, I know what you mean! I'd just say, "ok, thanks." and be done. Then eat before or bring something to eat there (whichever would make you more comfortable. Or eat before and bring a bag of baby carrots to share.

I have so many social food situations where I turn down the food now, I don't think people think it's strange now. But all those times with the pizza is one of the reasons I got to where I was in the first place.

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SAPHRAEL 3/5/2013 2:13PM

    I'm so proud of you! I can't believe people poke fun! The 94 pounds is a testament that you care about you. I commend you for the dedication. So many of us would just go ahead and eat the pizza.

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KLYNE00 3/4/2013 3:44PM

  Keep up the great work! You are a very good role model and motivator for me.

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SHARON10002 3/2/2013 1:11AM

    emoticon on your terrific weight loss of 94 pounds! That has definitely taken some perseverance, persistence, and willpower! You did terrific in achieving your February goals, and I'm sure you will do the same with your March goals.
As for your friends, I am in agreement with the other posters - they don't seem supportive, and to me, it seems that they are just taunting you with pizza to see if you'll cave. I applaud you for your willpower, and determination. I'm not that strong yet.
Maybe you could suggest bringing a beautiful salad to your next get together to serve along with the pizza.
Good Luck with losing your last 6 pounds! I don't think it will be long!

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FITMOMINNJ 2/28/2013 6:42AM

    Congratulations on your awesome loss, you have every right to feel proud.
When dealing with the food pushers I just say I am full but thanks, no diet talk, no weight loss talk and change the subject. Trust me your visable results speak for themselves. You don't have to explain anything. Maybe time to start looking for more supportive friends:) emoticon

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KYLIESCHELLE 2/27/2013 6:18PM

    Congratulations on your overall weight loss. Just amazing! Your friends don't sound that supportive of your new lifestyle. That's a shame. Stick to your guns though because you are doing awesome!

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LIVE_AMAZINGLY 2/27/2013 5:51PM

    Maybe you can gradually start finding other friends, because these people don't sound like very good friends. In fact they sound like major sabotours.

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LIVINGFREE19 2/27/2013 4:58PM

    Good luck with losing the last 6 pounds, you can definitely do it by the end of April!


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BRENDA_G50 2/27/2013 2:11PM

    emoticon emoticon stand firm on what YOU want to do. It's YOUR journey and everyone should understand that if you don't want pizza or if it's one of your triggers, then they should graciously accept that fact. emoticon on your weight loss. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GINGERHAWK 2/27/2013 10:03AM

    You are so incredibly close to your overall goal - so inspiring! As a vegetarian surrounded by a meat-loving family, I can totally relate to your eating challenge. It always amazes me how people respond to eating choices and habits of others. Try to let it slide and keep doing what you're doing - it's obviously paying off!

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POMATOJUICE 2/27/2013 8:50AM

    94lbs.. holy cow! You are still going along at a great pace, and it's got to be because you have been so strong around pizza, too! :)

I get kind of annoyed when I get together with a freind and I suggest we have lunch. The first thing she does is list 3 places I'd prefer to not go to (Chinese, mexican, etc) and says "Oh, but you can't have that."

I hate having to explain that I COULD have that if I REALLY REALLY wanted, but sometimes there's just no telling how many calories are on an enchilada plate, or what the heck is in Chinese food, you know?

My suggestion would be.. continue to do what you are doing! They want to get pizza, and you know you don't want it? No problem! Without flat out lying and telling everyone you have an allergy, I'd suggest when they say there will be pizza, just say "Ok, thanks!" And that way, when you meet up with everyone, you can just say "I've already eaten," or "I didn't want pizza, so I brought my own." By now, your freinds ought to understand! If they keep picking on you about it, then it might be time to tell them flat out that that they are hurting your feelings. I've learned that being brutally blunt about it usually gets results.

My dad told me something pretty cruel when I started gaining weight. He said, "Fat people have fat freinds," and basically told me to ditch all the people I called freinds around town, because he thought they were too fat. It is true, though, that groups of people tend to eat the same way together, and they'll probably try to get anyone eating differently to fall into line and be like the rest of the group. I applaud your strength and determination with this subject.

Don't let them get to you. You are doing what you need to do for yourself, and not them! They can suck it. :X

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PURPLELVR7 2/27/2013 6:51AM

    So glad you are sticking to your goals emoticon

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 2/27/2013 5:57AM

    You are doing great! I love the way you are taking care of yourself when you visit friends even though it feels hard to ask about the food. You are being very smart.

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MARYNAMOOL 2/27/2013 12:23AM

    Good on you for sticking to your eating plan. So proud of you! Keep it up.

congrats on all the goals reached so far and I just know your next set of goals is going to be a major success :)

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KAPELAKIN 2/26/2013 9:39PM

    What about asking if you can bring something? If there's something you can eat that is shareable like carrots and hummus, maybe turkey pinwheels or something, people would probably not notice that you're not eating the pizza. If that's not an option, I think I'd eat a light meal first, and then have just a small slice and stick with plain cheese or veggie if they have it. And the 94 pounds is amazing, you are doing so great!

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MICKEYH 2/26/2013 7:38PM

    Great accomplishment and March plan. Your ultimate goal is around corner. Hung in there.
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CWHEATLEY12 2/26/2013 6:30PM

    It is so amazing to see how close you are to your ultimate goals. You must be so proud of yourself. It is so inspiring to see how far you have come on your journey. Best of luck with your goals for March!

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MTNGRL 2/26/2013 6:12PM

    Way to go on your journey so far. You are a real inspiration to me. If I know what someone is serving and know I shouldn't eat it then I say something like my digestion is acting up and I may just bring a little fruit or veggie dish to tide me over. Most real friends don't mind.

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SDLEE514 2/26/2013 4:00PM

    94 pounds?!! that is tremendous! what an happy for you! your friends should be too rather than getting all weird. Anyway, I completely understand where you are coming from and I KNOW its hard...but maybe just ask if there will be food there or what kind, and when they answer, just a simple okay thanks! will suffice rather than making them feel bad if you say then I'll bring something (or you could just offer to so you know whatever you bring will be healthy). If you leave it at a yes/no there will or won't be food then you'll know how to plan without an awkward discussion.

Keep it up, you are so strong!

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FUSIONFITNESS3 2/26/2013 3:12PM

    Kimpy, it certainly is difficult to eat differently from the people we hang out with. I just am surprised that your friends aren't beginning to ask you what they might add in to the meal for you. I would think that if you have repeatedly brought some of your own foods they would consider having food which suits you and them. It's unfortunate that hasn't happened. I like the suggestion made above to say, Is there anything I can bring because it is true that when you ask that people will often say no but tell what they are planning to have. What would happen if you brought something you could eat and could share to add into the pizza meal for your friends. Perhaps they would start to see that it doesn't have to be an all or nothing---yours and theirs but that with it all there people can pick and choose from both options....Just thinking.
On another note: Fantastic work on the goals. You are such an incredible role model to many. I'm getting so excited for you reaching your maintainence goal and 100 lbs lost goal. That is such an accomplishment.
You've reminded me that's it's time to start review goals and writing March goals. Wasn't thinking about it yet but will today now.
Have a terrific Tuesday.

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LYNSEY723 2/26/2013 3:11PM

    Do you even see how close you are to 155! SOOOOOO CLOSE!!! You can do it!

As far as the asking what there is to eat when you go to social events... you have every right! Maybe you should just keep a little cooler in your car and keep food in there any time you go to such an event. Then, if they do have pizza you can just run out to your car and eat whatever you brought. If they have something other than pizza - then SCORE and you didn't have to ask! Just a thought... :)

Good luck!

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STEVIEBEE569 2/26/2013 2:41PM

    Congratulations to your weight loss thus far! Keep up the good work!

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CAROLIAN 2/26/2013 2:27PM

    WELL DONE with your weight loss If we go to friends i always ask if there is any thing i can bring to eat and they usually say no we are having---------Then i know what is ahead and can work around it emoticon

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AZULVIOLETA6 2/26/2013 2:15PM

    Yikes! You are making me feel very lucky to have supportive friends!

If I cheat it is absolutely my choice and not something anybody is pressuring me to do.

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RUNNING-TURTLE 2/26/2013 1:56PM

    It can be tough, I try my best to plan around functions like that too. But unfortunately we can't help but feel we are hurting someone's feelings if we turn down certain food that they have there. Luckily, everyone here is understanding usually but they also poke fun. But remind me how happy they are. You have done wonderful and are still doing fantastic. Which is way awesome. Just stick to your guns, I'm also getting to the point that if I eat something greasy or fatty or too high in sugar I don't feel well often groggy so I try and avoid that, and often take a small bite or two of whatever they have to make them happy. Wishing you the best of luck on your goals.

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CAROLJEAN64 2/26/2013 1:51PM

    I vividly remember my mother's response when someone was pressuring her to have a drink. She said, "I don't question your right to drink, please don't question my right not to." Give it a try.

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ALICIALYNNE 2/26/2013 1:47PM

    Sorry you're having to deal with people's weirdness. Some people just can't grasp how others can PREFER to eat healthier food instead of the junky items.

Only one more pound to the healthy weight goal! You can do it!

Good luck on your March goals!

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LADYVOLSFAN1954 2/26/2013 1:29PM

    It's rough when you eat different than everyone else and people can be so cruel about it too. Keep up your fantastic job! Look at all you've accomplished! Good luck with the 5k.

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Quick Update!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

I don't think I will meet my goal of 155 this month. BUT I am not upset about it.
I have been working a lot of extra hours at work. My social life has been busy too even though I have less free time. I am not complaining about having things to do outside of work!

Last week I went back to yoga. Well, it is at a new facility, but it is similiar to what I was doing before. I am going tonight and I hope to go once or twice a week as long as my schedule allows it! The class starts at 7:30. Last night I was here until 7, so hopefully tonight I will be able to leave at 7 also if not a bit earlier so I can get changed and relax a bit instead of rushing to class.

My eating has been pretty good. I still track everything. I need to step up my 5K training. I only used the treadmill a few times so far. I keep missing Zumba because the class is sat 6:30 and I am usually still at work then.

I may sign up for a 5K on 3/10. I don't know if I will be ready, but I think actually doing it will push me more! I can't wait for nicer weather!

I got my invite to the Firecrackers 5% challenge - I can't wait for that to start again! I want to do the Sparking as a Team challenge in March too. I was also invited to the Spring BL challenge Golden Phoenix team. Lots of team challenges going on!! I hope I have the time!

Hopefully everyone is pushing towards their goals! Even though I don't think I will reach 155 by the end of this month, I am still trying my best to meet some other goals! I am not giving up on myself!

Have a great rest of the week!

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BRENDA_G50 2/24/2013 11:14AM

    You look great and have came so far. You are such an inspiration. Wishing you the best. emoticon

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MICKEYH 2/22/2013 7:59AM

    Congrats for joining fire cracker. Mine is Awesome A team. Good luck to both of us.
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JORDANLHALL 2/21/2013 1:39PM

    It's so impressive and inspiring how committed and put together you are with achieving your goals! That in and of itself is a great accomplishment! I wouldn't sweat not reaching your weight goal by the end of this month, because right now it seems your success is already so abundant ! Great job!

I hope you are able to get to all your classes, and that you're getting some extra pay for staying so late at work!

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POMATOJUICE 2/20/2013 10:52AM

    Thank you for checking in with us! I admire than you have everything under control! Even though things aren't going 100% how you'd like, you have plans in place, and you are still moving along. That is awesome!

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GINGERHAWK 2/20/2013 9:41AM

    Nice job on accomplishing SO much in spite of your really hectic schedule. I love my yoga classes (I try to go twice a week, too) - it's some of my favorite exercise and me time during the week. Keep up the fantastic work and keep pushing - you can do it!

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CHERYLHURT 2/20/2013 8:16AM

  You are doing well!

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    emoticon emoticon emoticon You are doing great with the extra work and stress. You have found balance and not with food. emoticon

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MTNGRL 2/19/2013 4:47PM

    What an inspiration. You are one busy lady!! Thanks for posting such a positive blog!

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EJENKINSB 2/19/2013 2:56PM

    You have such an awesome attitude - it's really terrific!

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 2/19/2013 2:28PM

    Keep up the wonderful progress! Even though you may not meet your goal this are still so close and don't give up!!

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FUSIONFITNESS3 2/19/2013 2:25PM

    emoticon You are so on track Kimpy. Giving yourself some time to get to that 155 is just fine, especially since you're remaining positive and excited about other non scale goals you are actively working towards. You'll be busy with those multiple challenges coming up. Glad to hear that your finding some balance to the busy season with some social opportunities as well.
Keep the positive attitude. You inspire many of us. You inspire me more than you know. Thanks for your continued sharing.
Have a terrific Tuesday!!!

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RACEWELLWON 2/19/2013 2:11PM

    Spring is right around the Corner - you will get back into the 5k's soon , I know it ! emoticon Its your busy seasons -have to do what you have to do, right ! Your almost there ! Congrats on your invite back ! You Firecracker emoticon Lil Racer emoticon

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LYNSEY723 2/19/2013 1:52PM

    I think you are doing great! You are keeping a great balance even though you are working so much. Even if you don't make it to 155 this month, you are doing awesome!! Great attitude too! Keep up the amazing work!! emoticon

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KIMCOLLINGS 2/19/2013 1:49PM

    I really like your attitude. Never give up and look at your accomplishments. Every time we eat the right thing or exercise in any form we are improving ourselves and you have been doing just that! Awesome!! I tried yoga for the first time this weekend. It's hard!!! I'm soooooo not flexible. I admire you for taking classes. Zumba too! That looks so fun! Definitely sign up for the 5k. As you said, it will totally motivate you. Keep in mind too, that you can always walk part of it if need be. It's just fun to get out there with everyone and be a part of the excitement and have a goal of finishing. No pressure that way...just fun....and progress will be a side effect! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HHB4181 2/19/2013 1:48PM

your doing so great!!!

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LYNBRINT 2/19/2013 1:48PM

    Kim - you are always so positive. Please know that you are encouraging me every step of the way by your energy and good outlook. Thank you so much!! emoticon

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ALICIALYNNE 2/19/2013 1:45PM

    That's great, not giving up on yourself!

What did you end up giving up for Lent, if anything?

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Lent starts next week - I need to figure out what I would like to give up

Friday, February 08, 2013

Happy Friday!

So I was reminded that lent starts next Wednesday. I am not a very religious person anymore, but I still like to take up on this tradition. Some people are against those who participate in lent even when they don't go to church regularly - but I still do it for me. I feel like I should do it and I do! One year I gave up chocolate for lent. Another year I gave up cheese. I think I would like to give up some kind of food, but I am not sure if this is what I want to do for lent this year. I gave up french fries & tortilla chips a few times for challenges.

Instead of giving something up for lent, I may add something. I usually give up stuff during the challenges, so maybe I will try something different this year.

Maybe I will give up being grumpy hahaha. I think that is a tough idea, but it would be worth it if that makes any sense! Sometimes when things don't go my way, I get upset and my whole mood turns sour. I don't get mean, but I stop smiling. Maybe I should try working on getting rid of this!

Or maybe I will add something else to my life to include other people. I read somewhere a while ago that someone wrote a letter to someone different every day - or if they couldn't everyday, they just made sure they had 40 letters by the end of lent. I think this is a great idea. I love writing letters. Whenever I fill out birthday/holiday cards, I usually write a lot in them.

On another note, I can't believe it is Friday already! I don't have to work tomorrow, so that is a plus. I would like to fit some exercise in this weekend even though I will barely be home. I signed up for yoga on Tuesday night. I am excited & nervous about it! I didn't get to go to zumba this week because I worked late Monday & Thursday when the classes were. I packed a backpack and I am going to leave it in my car just in case I get out of work next week where I have enough time to get from work directly to zumba! Hopefully I can get there next week! I have 4 pre-paid classes left I would like to use before I find a different location!

Hopefully everyone has a wonderful weekend! Keep pushing toward your Feb goals - even choosing a healthy snack or saying NO to a fattening drink helps!

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WMMCCRORY 2/11/2013 12:51PM

    I'm not religious and I still do Lent every year. I figure, it's an excuse for ANYONE, including myself, to change up their lives for the better. I've done all the typical stuff like candy, soda, etc. so I'm not really sure what I want to do this year either..

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ALICIALYNNE 2/11/2013 10:06AM

    We were talking about this last night with my step-son. We have only two more days to figure it out. We don't want to pick something that we can't realistically go without, because we don't want to break the promise.

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JORDANLHALL 2/10/2013 2:35PM

    I think that you're doing well about considering your option for Lent - no doubt you'll make a great decision for yourself!

Hopefully your weekend has been great so far! Good luck on getting that Zumba in and meeting your goals!

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MICKEYH 2/9/2013 8:00PM

    I am not sure whats exactly lent is, but Good luck on your planning for lent.

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OLIVIANIGHT 2/9/2013 9:33AM

    I'm definitely for writing letters! It's one of my favourite things to do, and it's so great when you get a letter in the post instead of just bills.

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ANNE1123 2/8/2013 7:10PM

    Can you believe that Lent begins the day before Valentine's Day this year? The Catholic calendar is unpredictable, unless you are clergy or very religious. Have a good weekend, enjoy your workout classes!! emoticon

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    Something I learned about Lent last year- it's not just "giving up." It can also be something you add! It's meant to just be a sacrifice to God apparently? That is how my Catholic friend explained it to me.

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I just realized... eventually I won't be able to help out in weight loss challenges

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Happy Wednesday. I was just figuring out how much weight loss 5% would be. Eventually I won't be able to lose 5% more weight! I will have to find challenges that are for maintaining. I am getting closer to my healthy goal weight of 155. I want to lose more weight after that, but eventually I will get to a point where I won't lose more weight! I am not there yet, but the thought just crossed my mind! It is harder to lose weight now because I lost so much so far!

I am hoping to do Zumba tomorrow night if I get out of work on time. It stinks the Zumba class I like starts at 6:30. If I work late, I can't make it! I could probably find another zumba which is later, but the only ones I saw last time I checked had a min of classes you had to sign up for. You had to sign up for X week sessions, and if you missed a class, you wouldn't get reimbursed. So.. we'll see.

I signed up for my first yoga Mixed Level class at a new facility. It was $40 for 10 classes, so I think that was a decent deal. It is a family health center, so I am not sure how it will be. At least it will be good exercise and stretching. They have a few 730pm classes so that should be ok with my late night schedule.

Once I figure out all of the yoga classes I am going to attend, I am going to write in a 5K schedule for me. Putting my exercise schedule on my calendar helps me actually do it! Even if I work late nights, the treadmill is at home so I can use it anytime. I still need to do research to sign up for another 5K. The color run looks interesting, but they didn't post a date yet. It was July last year, so I am guessing it will be also be in July. I saw there is a color run and also a color me rad run. They both have the paint/colors, and they are both in Philadelphia. I really want someone to go with me, because I don't like going into the city by myself. I am not good at parking & I will feel out of place there! There is also a color run in NJ an hour away, so that may be a better choice for me. Where the Philly race will take place is almost an hour away from where I am living right now so... I don't know! I also want to figure out which other 5K races I want to do in the spring after tax season!

Hopefully everyone has a great rest of the week. Keep pushing towards those Feb & long term goals! Every small step counts!

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SABLENESS 2/8/2013 6:03AM

    You're doing great! I was so excited when I was able to drop out of the Needs to lose 50-99 lbs team and join the Lose 25-49 one instead.

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JOANNKW 2/7/2013 3:25PM

    Kimpy, They told me we can still participate in the 5% challenges and just state we are maintaining. I am not doing the Winter challenge for other reasons, but am missing the chit chat. I still need to figure out just what I should weigh among other things! My goal is perhaps too thin. At any rate, I'm interested in maintenance challenges, if only for another tool in my belt!

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TATTER3 2/7/2013 6:16AM

    Love your planning!!!

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FUSIONFITNESS3 2/7/2013 1:32AM

    Kimpy, you've done so emoticon at your weight loss. You are one of my main inspirations at Spark here. I know that when you reach goal you may not be pariticpating in the 5% challenges but I am sure Spark has a lot available for those in maintainence too.
When I joined the 5% challenge last fall I joined for the push to loose the lbs. Now I find myself looking forward to the winter challenge because I want to reconnect or journey on with new friends I met last fall.
So I'm sure it'll be different for you leaving behind a community you've come to know but hey, you can forge the way for me and others like you have so far and I plan to join you there some time.

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LINDAMARIEZ1 2/6/2013 6:33PM

    nice job Kimpy! There is always somethin g to do after weight loss! Maintenance can be harder they say! also It is an ever going challenge just to better what you are eating quality wise. learning new recipes, sharing water intake, exercising, mental alertness etc! You won't get bored! I am so proud of you!
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JOPAPGH 2/6/2013 2:44PM

    Good luck on your weight goal. For me, losing has been easier than maintaining. emoticon

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BOILHAM 2/6/2013 2:29PM

    It never ends, does it? Reach your goal and you still have to maintain.

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EJENKINSB 2/6/2013 2:10PM

    What a great accomplishment! And just think of all the new and awesome things that you CAN do now!

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ATTACKFATCAT 2/6/2013 1:18PM

    Not being able to participate in 5% challenges...that's a GOOD thing though emoticon How exciting that you are so close to your goal! I think another 5K (or 2, or 3) would be an awesome way to kick off the spring. Hopefully you can find one that is close by and find someone to run it with you!

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AGOALOF150 2/6/2013 1:17PM

    it must feel great to be so close to your goal. i am sure it is a total mind shift. way to go!

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DIANNEMT 2/6/2013 11:30AM

    I am close to goal and 5% will put me 3 pounds BELOW goal--so I may not make it either. There are maintainer challenges--stay at the same weight--they judge "winning" by calculating standard deviation. I'm not ready for that yet! Great price for the yoga classes--I had a deal that expires this month--didn't use all 10 but even the 5-6 I did made it worth it!

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RUNNING-TURTLE 2/6/2013 11:25AM

    emoticon for you for almost hitting your goal weights. You may not be able to participate in weight loss challenges forever but you sure can help in the maintaining department. You are determined, and an inspiration. Wishing you lots of luck.

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MARATHONDAD 2/6/2013 11:20AM

    what a great job

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MICKEYH 2/6/2013 11:15AM

    Good luck on which 5k to run. Also yoga class. Keep it up. You are doing fabulous !!

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HHB4181 2/6/2013 10:43AM

    $40 for 10 classes is a STEAL! You enjoy those. I love yoga! Especially because I run, yoga feels so great.
I hope you find a 5K race!

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ROXYZMOM 2/6/2013 10:43AM

    I love yoga, gotta get back into it.

Sounds like you have a great plan going!

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GINGERHAWK 2/6/2013 10:16AM

    It must feel great realizing that you won't be able to participate in many more 5% challenges - you've come so far! That is a fantastic deal on yoga classes - it's one of my favorite workouts of the week. Good for you for preparing to put your 5K schedule together, it's so great to have your goals and plan written out. Yay!

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ALICIALYNNE 2/6/2013 10:15AM

    Sparking as a Team would be great for you by that time, then, since the challenges aren't based on weight- this month we got goals for different strength moves.

Hope you like the yoga class! $4 per class sounds like a great deal!

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Winter 5% Weight Loss Commitment

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

The Winter 5% weight loss challenge is approaching soon. I am in another Sparkteam which has 2 more weighins and one other team has 3 more weighins. The 5% Challenge will be starting in a few weeks. I will be doing the 5% Winter Challenge & I may start back up with Sparking as a team in March - it depends on my schedule.

It has been a while since I wrote up a commitment. I went back to the Fall 5% blog I posted in September & I am going to edit it to fit! I am not sure when this challenge will start, but hopefully I have the time to give my all!

I really want to get 155 by the end of Feb. If I can't do that, I definitely need to change the way I am doing things!

Winter 5% Challenge Commitment:
I will post my weigh-ins every week.
I will track my exercise to help out myself and my team!
I will stay on track with my calories/fat/etc the best I can.
I will try to post more frequently on the forum/team!
I will exercise at least 10 minutes five days a week.
I will exercise at least 30 minutes three days a week.
I will stick to my scheduled exercise - Zumba, yoga & 5K training
I will try new recipes from Spark & will create more batch meals for work
I will try to work on controlling my snacking at night
I will go to bed on nights when I feel tired/ready. I won't stay up late just because.
I will spend some ME time even with my crazy work schedule!
I will do the best I can with the changing weekly challenges!
I will not get discouraged if I do not meet the 5% loss in 8 weeks.

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MICKEYH 2/5/2013 6:25PM

    emoticon emoticon I am with you on that 5 % winter challenge. emoticon

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ROXYZMOM 2/5/2013 2:48PM

    You did great on the last challenge. I have no doubt you will do great on this one too!

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FUSIONFITNESS3 2/5/2013 2:12PM

I especially like how you included the goal on sleep. I think I need to include that in my goals soon because I am staying up far too late these days because I am sparking and there's always more to read or do on this site.
Good luck on the 5% challenge. I'm looking forward to getting started again.
Which other challenges are you involved in right now.

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RUNNING-TURTLE 2/5/2013 1:03PM

    Great goals. Wishing you lots of luck on your 5% challenge.

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JORDANLHALL 2/5/2013 12:24PM

    I'm always motivated when I read your posts about your commitments and how you're constantly creating and meeting little goals for yourself! It's great! I wish I had that much detail and zeal!

Keep up the great work! It sounds like you've really set yourself up for success!

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KAPELAKIN 2/5/2013 11:28AM

    Great goals! It seems like sometimes it's easier to get all this stuff done when we're busy because there's no time to decide to not do it, if that makes any sense. Sounds like a good plan, and I know you'll meet your goals!

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ATTACKFATCAT 2/5/2013 11:13AM

    What a great idea to get motivated to get to your goal this month. I have a hard time with staying up too late as well and paying for it the next morning. That's a tough one, but I know you can do it!

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CAGMUAHFO2 2/5/2013 10:12AM

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Those are some awesome commitments!!

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ALICIALYNNE 2/5/2013 9:28AM

    You can do it! You've already accomplished so much; just need to push a bit harder to get it DONE!

We've missed you on Sparking as a Team; hope you get back to us in March!

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GINGERHAWK 2/5/2013 9:11AM

    You CAN do this - keep pushing!

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SOOKIE 2/5/2013 9:03AM

    Kimpy ... I love reading your blogs. And this one is confirmation, as I planned to incorporate a 1-5% weight loss option in the next round of our BL Spring challenge ... emoticon !


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DAWN14163 2/5/2013 9:02AM

    Good luck with your goals emoticon

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SAMMI4444 2/5/2013 8:57AM

    You'll do great! Just keep at it :)

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NIQUE85 2/5/2013 8:56AM

    This is really helpful! I like it....I know you can do it!

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