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Scales are moving!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Well, today was the last day of the challenge and now the scales decide to move! emoticon

I talked to my trainer about my frustration on my weight loss and she reassured me that it will start to happen - I have stagnated for a while but this week I have started to see a loss :)
I guess lately I have been watching extreme weight loss and the amount of weight that those people lose in 90 days and comparing myself. My trainer talked some sense into me and I am now happy with where I am at and the program/training that I am undertaking. Thank you to everyone that has been supporting me in my last blog.

I am at work on my last stretch of night shifts - 3 more to go then I start my new job! Officially I roll over to my new position 9/29.

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JUNIAATROME 9/27/2013 10:27AM

    I am sure you know - there is much more benefit from your effort than that scale! Congratulations on hanging in there regardless! emoticon

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MSTWOMOONS002 9/22/2013 12:20PM

    Hi Christine; emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Thanks for sharing your good news emoticon You can set goals & achieve them, You are wonderful no need to compare yourself with others. Your an individual; do what's right for your body.

I am so happy & proud of you for all you've done, hope you enjoy your new job. Take care & be well, remember to schedule in some free time to play & have fun, go hiking emoticon the weather is perfect to get out an see the trees changing.

Many Blessings Always Debby emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TATTER3 9/22/2013 10:08AM

    Oh little sister...never never NEVER look at anyone else's results/programs and compare yourself to them. They are in a very controlled, unreal environment. WE are the real winners/losers in that we continue our day to day and still succeed. It takes us longer...but our results are more realistic and longer lasting. It's like the people we hear about that win the lotto and end up broke...we are the wise ones to choose a lifetime of health...not a quick fix with all the drama. You're doing great...just keep Sparkin'!!

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JUST_BRENDA 9/22/2013 7:48AM

    All in due time. Your job is to keep working out, eating right and being patient.

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KELLIEBEAN 9/22/2013 6:47AM

    I'm glad your trainer talked some sense into you. No comparing yourself to anyone.

Keep on keepin on!



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DJ4HEALTH 9/22/2013 1:24AM

    Congrats on the weight loss and yes they do lose allot of weight but then again they are almost working out 24 hours and we can't do that. Plus I bet that they are not eating in their calories range either.

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Slowly but surely!

Saturday, September 14, 2013



I did go to the gym this morning! I have been frustrated that my weight loss has been so slow, but I know that I am stronger and getting fitter each time that I go. My trainer keeps telling me that I am going in the right direction! It has been 3 months now and I am down 9 pounds.

  
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TIGER_LILY_613 9/16/2013 5:31PM

    Congratulations !!! emoticon emoticon

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87BERKEBILE 9/16/2013 1:30PM

    9 pounds is awesome! You will definitely keep it off!
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FIT4MEIN2013 9/15/2013 10:58PM

    Slowly means that you are learning how to KEEP it off as you go! emoticon

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LJCANNON 9/15/2013 11:16AM

    emoticon You are getting Fit & STRONG!! The Number on the Scale is Just A Number. It IS going in the Right Direction, and So Are YOU!!

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LYNNIERN 9/15/2013 11:07AM

    Hmmm...don't be frustrated by your weight loss. Remember that less from nursing school about how much space a pound of fat took up versus a pound of muscle (well we had that at my nursing school)???

And it isn't always about the scale. What has happened to your BMI? How many inches have you lost? How long can you go on the elliptical at one time? What is your resting heart rate now after consistent exercise? You are doing awesome, I know the scale is a BIG barometer for us all, but look at all the other wonderful things you've done. And hey, didn't the tortoise actually wind up beating the hare? emoticon

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NANFITGRAN 9/15/2013 9:20AM

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I think 9 pounds in 3 months is a great weight loss rate! It needs to come off slowly in order to STAY off. Also, this gives you time to gradually change your lifestyle and make good eating and physical activity habits. Keep up the fantastic progress on your journey!
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NELLJONES 9/15/2013 8:56AM

    What's wrong with slow? One Day At A Time you WILL get where you are going!

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JANTWO 9/15/2013 12:37AM

    Wow!!!! Way to go!!!!

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DETERMINEDJANET 9/14/2013 10:37PM

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TATTER3 9/14/2013 9:55PM

    You're losing faster than weight watcher recommends so ...yea you!!!

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KELLIEBEAN 9/14/2013 9:08PM

    Nine pounds is very good. You are benefiting so much by continuing all of your healthy habits. you are more than a number on a scale!!

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NELLIEC 9/14/2013 8:48PM

    Nine pounds is three months is good.

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ONEKIDSMOM 9/14/2013 7:52PM

    It's not always about the number on the scale... sometimes it's about just plain feeling fit and able! Good job... and nine pounds in 3 months may be slow, but, hey it's 9 pounds you don't need to carry around any more! That's what, 3/4 of a pound a week? That's not a horrible pace for long-term weight loss.

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-BLESSINGS- 9/14/2013 5:31PM

    emoticon for acknowledging... feeling impatient...

sometimes we want it NOW.... but then we gotta remember
it took a long time to get where we are now... it will take some
time to get us Where we Wish to be...

wishing you all the best...

and by the way... 9 lbs... in 3 months is pretty darn good in my book


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Lots of changes!

Friday, September 13, 2013

A lot has been happening in my life lately and I have got behind in my tracking and blogging!

1. Became US Citizens which I already blogged about
2. Went on vacation to Georgia and got to spend time with my friend SARAHTAIT
3. Bought a car in Georgia and drove it back to AZ (4.5 days)
4. Daughter turned 19
5. Daughter got drivers license
6. I got my new job!!! I am now the Clinical Educator for NICU at 2 hospitals. I start on the 29th, I am nervous and excited for my new venture.
7. My daughter joined the gym today and we had our workout together this evening. Actually I was working out with my trainer some of the time :)

Hopefully, life will start to get back to a new normal :)

  
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DETERMINEDJANET 9/14/2013 10:40PM

    Sounds like lots of GREAT and POSITIVE changes!!

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TATTER3 9/14/2013 10:00PM

    Congrats !!!! Yea you!!! Keep Sparkin'!!

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FIT4MEIN2013 9/14/2013 10:21AM

    What great news! Congrats on the job!

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DONNABRIGHT 9/14/2013 8:56AM

    All great news!

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NELLJONES 9/14/2013 8:56AM

    How exciting to see it all come together! Enjoy your new job!

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LYNNIERN 9/14/2013 8:23AM

    Congratulation!! Such an exciting time for you and your family!

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HAKAPES 9/14/2013 4:37AM

    Wow, so many things! :-)
Congratulations for the job!!!!
And what did you learn from all these events?

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KATESQUEST 9/14/2013 12:14AM

    Wow! You sure have a lot going on! Congrats on the new job! Sounds challenging and fun! It's nice to have someone to work out with sometimes. Sometimes I'm a grump and want to be left alone though :) I hope things settle down for you, but with a new job starting that may be hoping for too much! Congrats again on all your successes!

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JANTWO 9/14/2013 12:12AM

    Congratulations!!!!

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I am now an American!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

A lot has been happening this week!

I am behind in my tracking as I am on vacation.....am trying to catch up!

On Tuesday we were sworn in as US Citizens!





On Wednesday we flew to Georgia :) Am soending time with a friend and today bought a car! Like a true American now! :)

  
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KATESQUEST 9/10/2013 6:41PM

    Sorry I missed a timely congrats for this -- the citizenship AND the very cool car! :) (I am told that using the word "cool" dates me-- I don't think I care LOL)


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SISSIE21 9/2/2013 8:53AM

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WATCHMEGO! 8/31/2013 9:37AM

    Congratulations to you and your family!

Awesome car!! Now I want one.... emoticon

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LJCANNON 8/31/2013 9:28AM

    emoticon Congratulations to You and Your Family!
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Congratulations!
Thank you for joining us.
We are a nation of immigrants.

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FIT4MEIN2013 8/30/2013 10:39AM

    So glad to have another American! Welcome! The car is gorgeous; I am sure your trip home will be delightful. Stay safe!

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AFITTERBOB 8/30/2013 9:09AM

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!
This is a special time for you and we are all celebrating!

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TATTER3 8/30/2013 5:57AM

    emoticon Welcome and have a wonderful journey! Keep Sparkin'!!

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DETERMINEDJANET 8/30/2013 1:20AM

    Congratulations!!!! Nice car!

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MISSLORI5 8/29/2013 11:37PM

    Awesome! Being a U.S. citizen is something often taken for granted, you worked for yours and I admire you so much for it! Take care, drive careful, and man, I love that car!!!!! emoticon

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KMICHA 8/29/2013 11:15PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Welcome to our Country as a citizen! Enjoy your vacation . . . Oooooo . . . . nice car!!! I like the color too!!!

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MERRYMARY42 8/29/2013 10:50PM

    Congratulations, welcome to our Country, and Thanks for posting.

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KAYBEE37 8/29/2013 10:26PM

    Major congratulations!!! That's great that you became citizens. The Oath Ceremony always makes me cry when my students go through it. Congrats!!!

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LYNNIERN 8/29/2013 8:32PM

    Congratulations! I've been thinking about you these last few days wondering how things went. Thanks so much for the update and have a great vacation...nice ride!

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Hi Chris;

Best of all to you enjoy your vacation glad your now an American Citizen; You are wonderful, enjoy time with your friend.

Take care & be well

Many Blessings Always Debby emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Busy Challenging Week coming up!

Monday, August 26, 2013

I have a challenging week coming up.....

I am at work right now, work again tonight but only half the shift. Hoping to leave around 1am for the drive home early tuesday - is a 100mile drive! emoticon

Then Tuesday we drive back down to Phoenix for our US Citizenship Ceremony! emoticon We are so excited!

Wednesday morning we are off to Georgia!! Looking so forward to catching up with my dear friend, SARAHTAIT. She introduced me to SP and I have not seen her in about 6 years! Super excited! emoticon

We are going to be staying for a few days and hopefully buying a 1969 Corvette while we are there emoticon Then the road trip back to AZ! We are going to try for motels with a gym or pool plus I am taking my resistance bands with me :) I know I am going to have withdrawls from my trainer!! emoticon

Will try and keep you posted as I travel emoticon

Christine

  
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FIT4MEIN2013 8/27/2013 6:04PM

    Sounds like a great trip, Christine! Congrats on your citizenship! Hubby has a '66 Chevy pickup and I have a '57 International Harvester pick up. Love my classic! Have a safe and blessed trip. Beware, though, the resistance bands (I keep them for vacations) can kick your butt! emoticon

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TATTER3 8/26/2013 10:37PM

    Love it!!! Just bought a 41 Ford Super Deluxe and am so excited to have it! Keep Sparkin'!!!

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MSTWOMOONS002 8/26/2013 2:19PM

    Hi Chris;

Have a great week so much excitement for you I am happy for you. Be careful on your trip enjoy seeing your friend.

Take care & be well

Many Blessings Always Debby

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EFFIEANNIE 8/26/2013 8:51AM

    Sounds like you will have a great time!

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KELLIEBEAN 8/26/2013 8:08AM

    Challenging and exciting week. I'm very happy for you!

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LYNNIERN 8/26/2013 8:02AM

    So exciting!!

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