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BOUT DAY!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Woke up so excited for the bout tonight!

Went on a nice 4 mile walk and I'm planning to dance for AT LEAST 30 mins tonight. That ought to take care of any extra pesky calories. I am NOT losing this 10 lb weight loss due to lack of planning!

Well, lots to do...make a healthy lunch, drink a bunch of water, do nails and toenails, shower, then get ready for the big games tonight!

Wish us luck! If we win, we move up 6 places in the rankings!

  
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THEQUEENBEE333 3/26/2011 8:52PM

    Good job! Keep up the great work.

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MARVEEME 3/26/2011 7:34PM

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GOOD LUCK!

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HIT MY FIRST WEIGHT LOSS GOAL!!!!

Friday, March 25, 2011

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OMG OMG OMG!!!! I just weighed in sneakily at work and I have done it! I have hit my first weight loss goal of losing 10 lbs! I can't believe it! I've never lost weight...let alone lost 10 lbs in only 4 weeks. All it takes is some hard work, consistency in tracking everything and some amazing support from friends and family.

I feel better than I have ever felt and I thank all of you amazing and wonderful people for helping me get here. I feel like I just wrote the blog about how I have to lose 100 lbs.

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OLVAJE 3/26/2011 10:57AM

    You are Amazing!!!! Keep up the good work!!!

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MARVEEME 3/26/2011 8:35AM

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FAN-TAS-TIQUE!

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Remember to "go and get" your trophy award for your Spark Page (See my rewards, manage my rewards, add a reward buttons). You deserve to display your "I LOST 10 POUNDS" badge with HONOR!

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AWOOD1973 3/25/2011 10:54PM

    Great job for sticking with it! No plateaus..., no plateaus! emoticon You are doing wonderfully! Keep it up! Enjoy the weekend!

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CAZ5346 3/25/2011 6:38PM

    Oh isn't it exciting? Congratulations.
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JENNY-BEANS 3/25/2011 2:27PM

    Fantastic girl!! Your doing wonderful!

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PRETTYLILHEFFER 3/25/2011 1:52PM

    Congrats!!!!!!!!!!

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MNGIRLIE 3/25/2011 1:46PM

    emoticon work! emoticon emoticon

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HOLLYJAE 3/25/2011 12:41PM

    I read this right after I sent you an email - WAY TO GO WOMAN! You ROCK!!!

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ARCHIMEDESII 3/25/2011 12:18PM

    Congratulations !! That's just emoticon !!!


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PATTIBL 3/25/2011 12:13PM

    Great job!!!!!

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THEQUEENBEE333 3/25/2011 9:31AM

    THAT IS AWESOME! IT FEELS GOOD DOESNT IT? REMEMBER HOW YOU FEEL SO IF YOU LOSE STEAM IN THE FUTURE, REMEMBER THIS MOMENT AND LET IT PROPEL YOU TO THE NEXT GOAL! WOOO HOOO ! YOU ARE DOING IT! HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

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OLVAJE 3/25/2011 9:26AM

    So proud for you!!! You did the work and what needed to be done and deserve to celebrate!!! Awesome!!!

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DEZZIEJAMES 3/25/2011 9:13AM

    That is WONDERFUL!!!!!! Congrats!!!!

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YAY FOR YOU!!

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HYDROQUEEN 3/25/2011 8:12AM

    emoticon emoticonCongratulations!

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MISSMITSY 3/25/2011 8:11AM

    Awesome work!!! Way to go!!!

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SUNRISE14 3/25/2011 8:09AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon be proud hold your head high you are on your way to a happier and healthier you ! If i can help you in anyway i am here daily ! Gonna subscribe to your blogs and follow you for awhile would like to be your friend maybe trade recipes ect . Read my page see what makes me tick and let me know if you are interested ! emoticon

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KATHERINEINATL 3/25/2011 8:03AM

    WOW!!! Good for you!!!

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Tired, But Restless

Thursday, March 24, 2011

So tired today. I actually had 4 cups of coffee and still felt like falling asleep at my desk. Lucky for me, I have roller derby practice tonight. I am hoping it infuses me with a bit of energy. I can't tell you how excited I am for this week to end and for tomorrow to be Friday!!!

And even more exciting...I get to go pick up my new boutfit on my lunch hour. I will most definitely take pictures and post on SP.

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BETHKK 3/25/2011 8:27AM

    "Boutfit"!! LOL! That's awesome!

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AWOOD1973 3/25/2011 5:44AM

    Happy Friday! Hope it goes wonderfully! Have a fantastic weekend!

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MARVEEME 3/24/2011 7:56PM

    Can't wait to see 'em!

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Workout Evaporated My Stress

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

If you remember yesterday, I talked about how I was so stressed out at work that I hyperventilated. Well, it was an interesting learning experience for me because it got to the point where I was so bothered by the stress level that I realized: My stress is now hindering me, instead of driving me. So I decided it was time to go home.

The other interesting aspect of this is that I literally felt like I would explode if I didn't do something active right away. So, I sped home, changed into my workout clothes and disappeared from the house before anyone could even notice that I was home. I then took a high speed walk on the trail near our house, even with the prospect of rain at any minute. I walked the ENTIRE trail. It was a total of 4 miles.

When I got home, I didn't feel too much better. Just starving and frustrated. But, about half an hour later, it was as if my workout finally "settled" at the same time my dinner settled in my tummy. And I felt complete and total calm.

My sleep last night was AMAZING and I woke up today feeling calm and serene. I put in 12 hours at the office today. Didn't freak out once. Got my e-mail load down from 104 messages to about 40, all within the past 48 hours (which is where we are supposed to be at all times). And I answered about 15 voicemail messages. I still have a bit more digging to do to feel completely caught up, but I made INCREDIBLE progress today. And didn't blow up one time in anger or frustration.

Wow. This week has been such a learning experience for me. And I'm so thankful!

  
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AWOOD1973 3/25/2011 5:43AM

    emoticon Glad you were able to move past your stress!!!

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MARVEEME 3/23/2011 8:37PM

    That's a great blog, with great conclusions. Congratulations on your epiphany.

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1982PEACHES 3/23/2011 6:47PM

    Working out does that for me too! I'm a stay at home mom, but I have 4 boys and life can get crazy!!! emoticon

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Down TWO Dress Sizes???

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

So, my day has been beyond stressful today at work. To the point that I actually almost hyperventilated. So, my wonderful co-workers (and Biggest Loser teammates) whisked me away on our lunch break to go shop for a really hot outfit for this weekend's roller derby bout. I am notorious for having no eye whatsoever for fashion, let alone things that flatter my body and don't make me look like a massive lump.

So, I took these fashion savvy ladies with me and they asked me what my size was and I told them. Next thing I know, they are tearing through the aisles and piling my arms up with random things (things I NEVER would have even looked at, by the way). I checked the tags and said, "Wait...this isn't my size...it's 2 sizes too small." But they ignored me and just said, "Try it on anyway. We'll deal with sizes later."

As I got busy trying things on in the dressing room, I found a couple really cute outfits and finally settled on the PERFECT dress. I mean, it looked HOT. Suddenly, I thought, "Wait a second." And I looked at the tags on all the clothing I had tried on (which had fit perfectly) and it was all 2 sizes too small. Well...not anymore! I just stood there in complete shock.

It's real. I mean...it's REAL!?

I'm kind of speechless right now. It's only been 3 weeks! How is this possible???

But deep down, I know. It's possible because I'm working hard. And using my brain and tracking meticulously and moving every single chance I get. And it's paying off. Surprisingly, though...I never expected it to be this easy. Or this enjoyable.

Suddenly, my day has turned for the better.

  
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LDRICHEL 3/27/2011 3:56PM

    Just posted a new pic with the dress! emoticon

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ANDEENNATE 3/23/2011 2:46PM

    wow that is fantastic!

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ARCHIMEDESII 3/23/2011 12:10PM

    It sounds like you had an awesome time shopping !! I wish I had those sales people to help me when I shop. I can never find anything ! LOL !!! Do post some photos of yourself in that snazzy outfit !!

Now, how does a person lose 2 clothing sizes ? Well, here's the thing, clothing sizes are not standard. You may find you fit size 14 in Ralph Lauren pants, but size 16 in Calvin Klein. I have pants in sizes 6, 8, 10 and 12. You know what ? They're all the same waist/hip dimensions. Also, cut of the outfit matters too. I find I fit certain styles of dress in size 8 and others in size 10.

I've stopped looking at the numbers because they are so variable. I literally have to try on everything. Example, I have some shirts in a large that are actually smaller than some mediums ! Don't you hate when that happens ?

Also, you have lose some weight in the last three weeks. As a result, you have lost inches. So, yes, it is possible to drop sizes in a short period of time. Here's the thing, as you get closer to a normal weight range for your height, you may find you losses slow down. that's normal.





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AWOOD1973 3/23/2011 1:06AM

    Wow! That's wonderful! What a way to get rid of a little bit of stress in your day! Congratulations!! That deserves a emoticon!!!!

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ILSAWING 3/22/2011 4:32PM

    That is wonderful! Congratulations! I agree, pictures girl. Have fun at the derby!


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MARVEEME 3/22/2011 4:30PM

    All that hyperventilating, for no good reason at all. I'd have been hyperventilating in the dressing room over the two size loss instead. Sometimes, you just have to go SEEK your joy, and your girlfriends showed you how! YIPPEE!

Pictures! We want Pictures!
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HARPO2332 3/22/2011 4:04PM

    emoticon Keep it up and CONGRATULATIONS!

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