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Adventure Weekend: Ice Skating & Rock Climbing Pictures included

Monday, March 18, 2013

I have been super busy with tax season. It is tough having just one full day off a week. One month left until it is over! The extra money is nice, but I still feel like I don't have enough time to relax sometimes!

The weather was nice last weekend but then it snowed over the weekend a little bit & it is cold again! I haven't been home much to use the treadmill & I don't really want to run outside when it is so chilly! I know - excuses!

Even though I haven't ran too much besides the 5K, I am still trying to fit in exercise. I went ice skating Saturday night. It was fun even though I was scared at first! I haven't been ice skating since I was in 2nd grade? I stuck to the wall at first, but then I did better as I went! I didn't fall down either, woohoo! =)

Yesterday I went rock climbing! My two friends are members in a gym near them, and they asked if I wanted to go. At first I was thinking NO WAY! Then I was thinking.. wait why not? It would be something new to try & great exercise. I was scared at first, but I made it to the top two times. Then I tried some climbing on a different type of wall with no harness. It was scary, but I am glad I did it! Now I am feeling sore in my shoulders, forearms, and fingers! I am feeling muscles I never knew I had before!

Tuesday I have yoga again - yay. I missed last week because my legs were too sore from the 5K. I signed up for another 5K 4/27. So I have one 4/7 and 4/27! I have been wearing my new running shoes around the house, but I need to actually break them in before I run in them!

I hope everyone is doing well - sorry for slacking so much on here. I miss it! Thank you to everyone who has supported me! I still did not reach my weight loss goal yet, but I am trying to track the best I can right now!









  
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CANDOK1260 3/26/2013 2:08PM

    you doing great you go girl

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AMANDEES76 3/24/2013 11:44PM

    It is amazing what you have accomplished and how you continue to embrace your new life. Congrats on winning your journey!

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LYNSEY723 3/21/2013 2:30PM

    Awesome!! I want to try rock climbing too!

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JAXMOMMY 3/20/2013 4:07PM

    Color me envious! I'm blind and suffered a bad broken leg 5 years ago, so I will not even consider ice skating! Now, rock climbing may be something I do try! Awesome! So great to try new things and face fears! Keep up the awesomeness! Congrats on being in the Spotlight the other day too! You deserve it. You are an inspiration!

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MA_DIDDLES 3/19/2013 8:47AM

    I luv reading and seeing b4 and after blogs and photo's. It keeps me going. It can be done.
I have added you to my SPARK inspiration folder for getting it done.

I think the last time I was ice skating I was 7 mo preg with my youngest. She is almost 50 now. I would rather roller skate due to weak ankles. Rock climbing.....I don't think so, but U go girl. I consider myself blessed I can still walk and bike. I might try roller skating though.

U look great. The best to U as U continue your Health journey. MA

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TATTER3 3/19/2013 6:55AM

    Great for you!!! Keep Sparkin'!!!

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MARYDSAN 3/18/2013 6:32PM

    Wow! How brave you are!

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    Wow! Great pictures. emoticon

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LADYVOLSFAN1954 3/18/2013 5:18PM

    Fantastic! Wow! I can't stand up on skates - I'm barely walking on my feet! Wow! Rock climbing! You're doing fantastic! Just looking up and down that wall makes me dizzy. So happy you were able to do these things! emoticon emoticon

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CAGMUAHFO2 3/18/2013 4:37PM

    Im not big on skating, at the roller rink or ice rink. LOL I have a tendacy to fall and last time I went roller skating I spent the evening in the ER with a broke elbow. Glad you had fun though, and the rock climbing sounds SUPER FUN!!! I would love to try that.

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SLIMLEAF 3/18/2013 4:25PM

    Good for you!

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LYNCHD05 3/18/2013 4:19PM

    I love that you are trying different things. It makes life so much more fun.

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    I hope to have half your energy when I get down to your weight. emoticon emoticon

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    Fantastic! What a great story of success! emoticon

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GALSMILEY7 3/18/2013 3:08PM

    I checked out your photos and WOW is all I can say!!! You look awesome and you've done a great job. You deserve to go out and try new/old things. Keep it up girl!!!

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DONNACFIT 3/18/2013 3:02PM

    Great job!!!

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WALLAHALLA 3/18/2013 2:52PM

    You Rock!

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Way to go!! New activities to add to your journey!!

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ATTACKFATCAT 3/18/2013 2:41PM

    What a fantastic weekend! I love that you are going out and trying new things. Just think of how far you have come and how you would have felt trying that when you first started losing weight. So proud of you!

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PUPPYWHISPERS 3/18/2013 2:41PM

    I love ice skating! Wasn't it fun?

The rock climbing looks way cool--I'm intrigued. Isn't it fun all the new and different activities we can explore. You look fantastic!

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HEALTHYGRAMMY49 3/18/2013 2:39PM

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SHRINKING7 3/18/2013 2:13PM

    You are one sparked lady!

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MONAKIN314 3/18/2013 2:08PM

    Awesome! Both days sound like so much FUN!

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GINGERHAWK 3/18/2013 1:55PM

    How fun AND adventurous - good for you for tackling both skating and rock climbing.

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KALISWALKER 3/18/2013 1:49PM

    You are such an inspiration to me today! I am glad you are enjoying your strong new body and trying new things!

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PRETTYPITHY 3/18/2013 1:42PM

    Rock climbing looks like so much fun. How long have you been doing it? Is it something you can do when you're heavier? I've always been kind of afraid to give it a try.

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    how fun, both days! good for you!! emoticon

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ALICIALYNNE 3/18/2013 1:28PM

    Holy crap... just looking at the wall makes me dizzy. Good job on conquering that bad boy!



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5K results - new PR!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

I just got the website for my 5k results.

I got a new PR! 34:34 woohoo

First race 37:37
Second Race: 36:36
Third Race: 36:04
St Pattys race: 34:34 new PR!

Maybe I will get 33:33 next race! I have one scheduled for April 7th! I can't wait to break in my new running shoes and go to the next race!

Even though my legs are a bit sore, I went to the park this afternoon to walk around because it was so nice outside!
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JORDANLHALL 3/18/2013 12:38AM

    Congratz! Keep going! Haha you're so inspiring!

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RACEWELLWON 3/12/2013 11:41AM

    Great scores - your getting faster !!

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    Great job!


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KALISWALKER 3/11/2013 8:12PM

    Congratulations on your new Personal Best!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 3/11/2013 2:07PM

    There is no doubt in my mind that you would break the 30 minute barrier before long just by training regularly. You are getting in better and better shape!

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GINGERHAWK 3/11/2013 1:56PM

    Wow, you killed your old PR - nice job! What an awesome finish!

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    congratulations!

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FITBIZZZ 3/11/2013 11:41AM

    Nice! That's really good.

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ALICIALYNNE 3/11/2013 8:44AM

    WOOOHOOOO! Congrats!

Love the pic, by the way!

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FUSIONFITNESS3 3/11/2013 12:16AM

    Look at you go and you were concerned about not having had enough training.
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I_WILL_ROCK_125 3/10/2013 10:39PM

    emoticon I have yet to sign up for any 5k's either walking or running. Need to everyone makes them sound like so much fun. Keep up the good work.

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    Way to go on the PR and over 3 minutes faster than your first 5K!
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    So glad to hear you are running it. I have to admit I walk mine and my time isnt great but I am still trying. You GO!!!!!!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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St Pattys 5K!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

The race went pretty well. I was a bit tired this morning, and I didn't feel ready for the race. I never feel ready though! It was a sunny day, but it was super windy. It was also chilly!! The day got nicer, but it was 40 degrees at the race. The wind was making me super cold so I actually wore my sweatshirt at the race. The race was up & back on an old airplane runway. I knew exactly how much of the race I had left to go. It was tough having a straight stretch of land at the end of the race. It looked so close, but it took much longer to actually run it!

Unfortunately the timer wasn't working, so I don't know my time yet. I am waiting for the dtag results. I am anxiously waiting for it!! I liked that the bibs had shamrocks on them! We also got nice long sleeved tech shirts. I put it on under my shirt to help keep me warm. I didn't match but I really didn't care!!

I finally got a pair of running shoes that fit! I didn't get to wear them to the race though because I didn't get to break them in yet!

I have another race April 7th. Hopefully I get to wear my new shoes then! My workout shirts are getting too big for me. I need to save up and get some new ones!

Hopefully everyone had a great weekend. Keep pushing towards your March goals! It is so nice outside I think I am going to eat dinner outside!

Here are pictures of me before the race, my bib & me after the race!








  
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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 3/11/2013 2:09PM

    Very cute bib! You look great!

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FUSIONFITNESS3 3/11/2013 12:32AM

    Beautiful smile, Kimpy. Congrats again. Way to go on setting a new personal record.
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POMATOJUICE 3/10/2013 8:44PM

    Way to go! Even though it sounds like it was freezing out, I'm glad you got a chance to go out and do it. Those bibs are really cute!

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STEVIEBEE569 3/10/2013 6:29PM

    Congratulations on completing your 5K! Way to go! Keep up the good work!

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SHARON10002 3/10/2013 6:14PM

    emoticon on completing your race. Love the bib! You should wear your shoes around the house every day to you can break them in, and they'll mold to your feet over time.

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    Awesome Job!! I love the bib, so cute.
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MAJORLY_SHAY 3/10/2013 4:04PM

    emoticon Sounds like you had a good race though! I hope you can get your new running shoes broken in by the next run you're planning!!

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RACEWELLWON 3/10/2013 4:03PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon I am sure you did real well - Woo Hoo - My St Paddy's 5k is on the 16th of March - I do hope the snow is melted and its warms up ! You look awesome Kim !!

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Living the Good Life - Better Habits

Monday, March 04, 2013

I haven't had time to blog over the weekend - so here is a quick one!

Habits I want to develop:
-Go to bed earlier instead of staying up late
-Find time to exercise more instead of putting it off

How I can develop these habits:
-Get my chores done earlier in the night & Don't start a show so late when I know it will keep me up late. I could listen to music instead of watching a 45 minute show
-Use my calendar more for scheduling exercise

How I am encouraging myself:
-I need to keep telling myself to do this. Better sleep is healthier for my body. I won't feel as tired and maybe I will have less headaches.
-I make sure I go over my free time and look over my calendar to see when I am available.

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LYNSEY723 3/5/2013 1:57PM

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FUSIONFITNESS3 3/4/2013 10:21PM

    Kimpy, if you get a bit more rest you may also feel like exercising more. I can only make a statement like that because I am struggling with the same thing. I need to be more consistent with getting to bed on time. I know I am having a harder time with the fitness because I don't get the rest I need. I to put in the minutes as usual but I just am not up to the intensity that I can get when I'm well rested.
Great goals. Keep striving towards those two noble goals. You can do it. Look where you've gotten yourself so far. You can!

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    Great approach and plan!

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    Keep drinking your water too! Nothing like a well-hydrated body to give you energy! emoticon

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ATTACKFATCAT 3/4/2013 1:25PM

    I have the same issue with staying up too late to watch a show. I had to force myself to cut off a show halfway through so I could actually go to bed on time last night. I think those sound like good habits to work on. Hopefully you can develop a streak with both of them and maybe reward yourself with something fun after so many consecutive days!

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    Great habit !! Good luck on them. emoticon emoticon

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GINGERHAWK 3/4/2013 10:22AM

    This sounds like a really reasonable plan. You can totally do this! Keep pushing!

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ALICIALYNNE 3/4/2013 9:41AM

    Sounds like a good plan! You can do it!

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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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ADVENTURESEEKER 5/5/2013 9:48AM

    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

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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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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 accomplishment...so 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.
Maria

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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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JSPIN74 2/26/2013 2:51PM

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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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I_WILL_ROCK_125 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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