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New year new start

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Well they say that what is important is not falling it is getting back up. So here I go, again.

In the year 2013, I lost 60 pounds trough a gym challenge. I kept it off for most of the year until august vacation where I started to take days off. Enjoying food a bit more then usual. Eating my emotions instead of going for exercises. I gained back 40 pounds and I am really discouraged. Not at the gain but at myself for doing this again.

I loved being lighter. I loved shopping for clothes at the "regular" stores. I loved trying on a dress and knowing that it would fit in large. I was down to medium size in shirts. It felt good. I was getting compliments. I was feeling healthy. I was full of energy.
I WANT TO GO BACK THERE.

So here it is, january 1st and I am recommiting. I do sound like a broken record. And I am fed up of saying this.But I will eat healthy, I will exercise daily and strenght train 3 times a week. I just have to get back in the routine. I know I can do it.

I am such in awe of all the beautiful ladies on here who succeed in keeping it off. They are so strong. I admire them.

I have a motivation, in 96 days I am going on the first cruise of my life with my hubby. And it is a progressive rock cruise with Marillion, Yes and so many others musicians. We are going to Cozumel, Mexico. I can't wait. Cruise to the edge on the MSC Divina. Then in april 2015, my fourth daughter is getting married in the Dominican Republic. So there we go. If I am not important enough to myself to get healthy, I sure am important enough for my daughter to be proud of me when she looks at her wedding photos.

Happy new year to all the beautiful ladies.

  
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KRISKECK 1/5/2014 1:46PM

    I know the feeling of starting over very well. It may be frustrating but think of it this way: you know now that you can lose the weight, that part is possible. The real challenge is keeping it off. I've been thinking a lot about how to build sustainable habits, and researching successful maintenance of weight loss, even though I'm not anywhere near goal yet. I even joined the At Goal and Maintaining Sparkteam which has great resources and I am starting to build these things into my regular habits.

And that cruise sounds fantastic, as does your daughter's wedding -- what great incentives to keep you moving!

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HIPPICHICK1 1/5/2014 11:29AM

    It's time for you to "burn a little brighter now!"
(I think that is a Marillion lyric! lol)
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GRANDEFILLE 1/3/2014 1:52PM

    welcome back! you know you can do it!

Have a great trip!

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PATRICIA441 1/2/2014 8:49AM

  Isn't it heart wrenching to see how easy it is to get the weight back on when we have to work so hard to get it off. I have as so many of us have lost and gained back the weight. For me the bottom line is that every day of my life I must plan to work my program to keep focused and determined. You have to find that inner strength and just d it. I am cheering you on! You can and will do this! Pat

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KRICKET57 1/2/2014 8:02AM

    You can do it! Believe in yourself and stick to the plan. I am with you, back at the begining again, but I am going to make it work.

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less exercises, less muscles

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Well not exactly true but you know what I mean. When I was doing the challenge, I was doing 2 to 3 hours of exercises a day. My body was starting to be toned all over. I went on "vacation" for one month with the calorie restriction and I have gained back 20 pounds. Except it seems to all be in my flabby arms and flabby tights. I am so disappointed. I am back on track and have lost 5 pounds but I cannot go back to 2 to 3 hours a day of exercise. Life got back on track. I really hope that 1 hour a day will be enough to gain back that slick body I had.

I have friends that lose weight without doing any kind of exercise, ever! I always need alot of exercise to show results. I guess I fu#&ed my body so much with all my diet that it can easely survive on fewer calories a day. Anyway, all that to say that it is just like Oprah said, when you get closer to your target weight it is very easy to think that you "got this" and to eat a bit more, exercise less and think that magically you will keep the weight off.

My knee has been hurting more and more and I am now on the hunt to find a doctor that will take charge and operate me. Not easy when you live in Quebec. I am doing walks and swimming laps. I know I have to reintroduce resistance some how but I just don't want to go back to the gym. It is costly and it takes a lot of time. So it is on my own. I read lots of people that are succeeding on here, I will to. It was so comfortable to buy clothes on the regular store and not even wonder if they would fit or not. I want to go back to that. I will.

  
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BEANIES_MOM 10/14/2013 7:11AM

    I hope you find a Doc to help you with your knee.

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HIPPICHICK1 10/13/2013 12:45PM

    I do yoga almost every day, using my body weight as resistance and my body has changed quite a lot over the last 2 years. The thing is I weight the same as 2 years ago! But I am more toned and muscular where as before I was not. I know there are yoga classes in B'ham. I mix my yoga with ST exercises from Jillian Michael's DVD's too. Works for me!
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SUZIPAM1 10/13/2013 8:31AM

    knee pain is not fun - get that seen to it will make a big difference

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finally back with the exercise

Friday, July 05, 2013

It has been so warm but mostly thundery with lots and lots of rain. Ended up with 5 days of none exercise, with the rain, the thunder and all the family visits and activities that went on. Gained back 4 pounds. I need to prioritize my exercise routine.

So for the last 2 days, I have been going for my bike ride as soon as I get up. Finally back in the routine. It feels good.

Even after 4 months of this, I still don't know how to put myself first. Because I am a mother? Because I am a woman? Because I was raised in a catholic environment? not sure but I need to know for a fact that it is not selfish to think of my well being by taking time to exercise.

I know we learn every day of our lives because when we don't learn anymore it is because we have achieve perfection and then we move on to another life. I know I am far from perfection but still, you would think that certain lesson are LEARNED after all this time.... Baby steps, baby steps...

  
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PATRICIA441 7/5/2013 5:15PM

  I believe from the beginning of time woman has been the care taker of her family. If we do not take care of us first we are not able to do the best for our family. I am glad you are back on track. Baby steps it is. One day at a time. Believe in yourself. God wants the very best for you.

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HIPPICHICK1 7/5/2013 10:05AM

    I think it's because women are never taught to put themselves first and for the most part we still raise the children, do the majority of the housework, cooking, laundry and grocery shopping. Glad to hear you are at the top of your priority list now.

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LOUIE-LILY 7/5/2013 9:29AM

    Good for you for getting back on track - so hard, no matter what your position in life, married, single . . .
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LJBKENT 7/5/2013 9:17AM

    Early morning works best for me (and I don't have kids). I make sure I get my exercise in before the day gets away from me. Then if I get a later workout, that's gravy on the exercise train.



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too fast? or just right? and thank you for the emotional eater nomination

Monday, June 24, 2013

So, I went for my WW weekly weight in. I lost another 3 pounds. I have had an average of a loss of 3 pounds a week since I started. The "counselor" told me I was going to fast. That I had to slow it down. It wasn't good to lose more then 2 pounds a week.

My question to this is : According to the BMI chart, I could comfortably lose another 50 pounds and still not be at the lower end of the healthy weight for me ( 125-165). And I am still considered obese on the same chart.

I know that the heavier you are the more you lose per week. I didn't expect my weight loss to slow down to 1 or 1.5 pound a week until I only had about 20 pounds to lose.

Now she raised a doubt in my mind. I am still doing 2 hours of exercices 6 times a week. It is a confortable routine : 50 minutes bike ride in the morning, 60 minutes walk with my lovey at night and kettlebell DVD( 45 minutes) 3 times a week.
I eat all of my daily points plus the weekly one. I don't touch the activity points.
I am losing too fast? Should I eat more? ( very scary tought...)

I sooo not want to screw this up.

Thank you for the emotional eater group who nominated me as the team member of the week. Every positive energy helps.

  
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PATRICIA441 6/25/2013 8:00AM

  My only thought as I read your blog was you are doing a lot of exercise which is great !Perhaps you are burning more calories than you are putting in because of it. As everyone has said the closer you get to your goal weight the less you will lose. Keep up the wonderful job you are doing! You should be so proud of yourself!! Big High Five!!! Pat

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GRANDEFILLE 6/25/2013 5:29AM

    As long as you eat enough you should be fine. If you exercise that much I hope you eat enough protein!. Make sure you can live that way for a long time. If it is too drastic you may have a problem maintaining it. But if all is well and you don't feel deprived you should be fine.

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HIPPICHICK1 6/24/2013 11:28AM

    3 lbs a week is not too fast, in my opinion. It WILL slow down the closer you get to your goal weight. Tell the counselor whatever she wants to hear to keep her off your back, but keep on going with your routine. It's working for you!!
I've lost as much as 7 lbs in one week and yes, if you do that consistently it *is* too fast, but trust me, 3 lbs a week is fine. It isn't too fast. It will slow down.

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OOLALA53 6/24/2013 10:19AM

    Don't know your whole story so I don't know what counselor this is.

After 38 years of messing up, it became less important whether I was losing too fast or slow (though I was never heavier than the low obese range) and much more important whether or not I was living in a way I could sustain. I have to tell you that many times I had gone through phases I thought were sustainable but were not. However, if the ease is there for now, just go with it. Practice thinking less about weight loss and more about living differently, enjoying a wider variety of food than previously, being more active than you used to be, and filling up on life rather than a preoccupation with losing weight in between meals. It doesn't actually take all day to plan having access to good quality food and the few luscious alternatives you enjoy the most for variety, eat those foods in satisfying quantities, and get moderate exercise. That's all you're doing, making a routine of great habits. Then turn your attention to other pursuits. Don't let them get in the way of the routine, but don't let the routine fool you into thinking that's the focus of life.

And do the enjoy the view from here.

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Still going strong

Wednesday, June 19, 2013



I look at this photo as often as I can. I would say to motivate me but I am really motivated. For a month now I have been doing everything to continue losing weight. And it is working. I do 2 hours of exercice 6 times a week. I go for bike ride, I take walk with my lovey, I go to do laps at the pool 3 times a week, I do the kettlebell dvd 2 times a week. And I eat healthy. I have points allowance and I use them sparingly.

Again, not sure where the motivation comes from but I will take advantage of it.

Keep moving beautiful ladies and have a beautiful day.

  
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PATRICIA441 6/19/2013 1:22PM

  You Rock Girl! So very glad it is going well for you. emoticon !!!! BIG High Five!

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    Yay YoU!
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The difference in the pictures is so noticable!
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Contuinue SUCCESS!
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CBLENS 6/19/2013 6:26AM

    You are doing fantastic! keep up the great work, your are right success is a great motivator.

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