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2nd Weigh-in in over a year & I lost Weight

Friday, October 30, 2009

With an empty stomach, fingers crossed, and the exact outfit I wore at last Friday's weigh-in, I trundled off to my doctor's office to weigh myself before work.

I tentatively stepped on the scale this morning in all my glory and was pleasantly surprised .... I was down another pound. YES! emoticon

After Friday's weigh-in I noticed a shift when it came to eating - I kept thinking, "you have to weigh-in again this coming Friday, sure you want to eat that?" I forgot how much "good" power that scale can have over me. Sometimes I would say no to that question and others times I said yes.

I'm on the right track, no longer circling.

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BLAQUELORELEI 10/30/2009 10:29PM

  Great job!

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DRAGONFLY1974 10/30/2009 12:30PM

    Congats on the loss!!!!

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I did it ... I weighed in today!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Today I got myself up early and got ready to head over to my chiropractor's office to use her scale. Earlier in the week she agreed that I could stop by her office and weigh myself when needed.

Why is it a big deal?

I used to weigh myself everyday and found that it altered my personality/mood when my weight stayed the same or went up, so much so that I had to stop weighing myself. With that, my scale went to the back of the closet, never to be seen again.

Now, I think I can weigh myself once a week without altering my state of mind and know where I am on the scale. Thus, being able to stay more accountable for my actions.

I knew I had put on a few pounds .... my body has been screaming at me for about a month - I finally faced reality when I got weighed at another doctor's office. Yup, up 6 pounds. YUCK!!

Good news today - At my appointment on Tuesday I weighed 242 and today (Friday) I weigh 241. A move in the right direction. I feel at peace with my decision and walked out with a smile. I even noted my progress on my SP page .... a first.

I have the option to weigh on Tuesday and Friday mornings between 8 and 8:15. I've not decided if I will weigh in on both days or just stick with Friday's. But for now I am happy to have made the leap!

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FREDDIE_13 10/23/2009 1:57PM

    Way to go!! Any time the scale moved down it is a good thing. I would stick to once a week for weigh-ins. Be consistent in what you wear, and when you weigh. This way you know you are keeping it as close to accurate as possible.

Keep up the good work!!

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VELVETCATT 10/23/2009 1:56PM

    Congratulations - you are moving in the right direction. I, too, used to weigh myself practically every day. Then I discovered that for me, it was de-motivating. Now I only weight when I go to the doctor's office, and it works for me. Gld bless you!

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LUVSUNSETSSLIM 10/23/2009 1:53PM

  Way to go! Congrats on be open about your weight loss! You should share your progress with others who understand! Keep up the good work! Remember Consistency is the key! Best Wishes!

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A new Scale

Thursday, October 22, 2009

With the reality that I have put on a couple of pounds, a reality that came to light at my doctor's office on Wednesday morning, I have renewed my efforts to eat cleaner, better and healthier. I have also decided to take control over my "fear" of the scale. How? By stepping on one more frequently.

Yesterday, when I went to my chiropractor's office for my monthly massage I noticed a scale had been purchased. It's nothing fancy, no gadgets, no talking or blinking lights - it's old school. After my fabulous massage I searched out my chiropractor (owner of the business too) and asked if I could pop in once a week and weigh myself. She smiled and said of course.

So now I need to figure out if Friday at 8:00 a.m. is better than Tuesday at 8:00 a.m.

I feel like Friday would be better only because it would help keep my eating "under control" over the weekends when I am less structured.

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PJRIDGE 10/22/2009 1:17PM

    That doesn't work for me. I have to weight every day. I rationalize a pound up or down, but it really motivates me to know what that number is--good or bad. I got to know where the direction of that ticker is headed!

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PINKSTILETTOS 10/22/2009 1:17PM

  That is SUCH a good idea! This way you can weigh yourself every week but without having the scale in your home to tempt you into multiple weigh ins.

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Time to Wake up!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

It really is time to wake up and manage my weight and daily activities, which includes eating.
My doctor's visit today opened my eyes to the fact that - yes, I have put on a few pounds - 6 to be exact! I am never sure of the numbers, only get a peek when I go to the doctor and they insist on weighing me in.

I knew, inside my own head, that I had put on a few pounds when I finally admitted that I was "policing" photograph's of me. I never said anything out loud, mostly because I wanted to believe my husband and friends when they kept telling me I look fabulous and MUST be loosing more weight. Secretly I knew, it was not true, I had not lost more weight.

I can't eat everything, it's not a secret in my world and moderation with some foods does not exist. Not with me. I have trigger foods and I need to stay far away from them but I push it sometimes and go there anyway. There are foods I just shouldn't eat because my doctor tells me my body is allergic but I push it sometimes and go there .... waiting to see. My husband doesn't really eat veggies so I either cook them for myself or not, lately it's been not. Which is really stupid because I love veggies and they take no time at all to cook.

The one thing I have never let up on is my attendance at the gym. I have my set days and my set classes and I go! I love the work-outs and I love seeing the regular people. This dedication might be my one saving grace to only finding 6 pounds instead of 26! HA!

Really, I have lost sight of who I am and what I made myself into and where I want to be! I blinded myself and today I started to rip off the blindfold. Enough!

I promise myself to use SP more than FB.
I promise cook and eat my veggies.
I promise to stay away from the foods that trigger me into being an eating machine.
I promise to stay away from the foods that my body just can't tolerate.
I promise to stop policing my photo's and to embrace who I am today!
I promise to put my health first to wake up!

Watch me go ...


Forced to Be Fat

Thursday, October 08, 2009

I read this article in horror .... it is a bit long but very informative about another culture and the views on being fat and being force fed. emoticon


I couldn't figure out how to make this link a click and read so you'll have to cut and paste.


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