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Going for "onederland"

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Last month my goal was to reach onederland. But due to the fact that I went on vacation and had a few stumbles along the way I wasn't able to meet that goal, even though I did lose 5 pounds. For which I am very grateful. This month however I am DETERMINED to get to onederland. (My goal is really 195, but if I can get to 199.9 I will be extremely happy!) I have not been there for at least 10 years. As of April first I was at 204.8. This week I have worked out every day so far (still need to do it for today, but there are several hours before bedtime, but I am not waiting too long, just gotta let dinner get settled). I am trying to do a different type of exercise each day. So far, Monday I did Biggest Loser 1 High Intensity Cardio Workout, Tuesday I did Sweatin' to the Oldies 1, Wednesday I went on a walk for 30 minutes, Thursday I did DDR (Dance, Dance Revolution--man that is the sweatin' machine!! lol), and Friday I did BodyFlex+. Today, not sure what I am going to do, but something that is for sure. As of yesterday, I was down 1 pound to 203.8! YES!! Just 4 pounds to meet onederland again! lol Today I am down another .4, hopefully that will stick. We'll see in the morning!.

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MESACHICK 4/6/2008 12:54AM

  All I see in your future is that...

YOU'RE number ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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SCRAPPINMOMMA 4/5/2008 10:27PM

    Good luck to you I'm rooting for you. I myself can't wait to see "onederland" it's been at least 10 years for me also. Again good luck to you.

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Resisted the temptation 2x!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Well I have done it again today, did yesterday too. Yesterday after cleaning out the garage (it looks so good! at least compared to what it used to, which was a major disaster! lol), it was already 1pm and our cupboards were a little on the bareside as far as lunch items go not to mention my back was killing from all the lifting, moving, twisting, etc and I didn't feel like making anything. I said, "oh boy those Big Mac's are calling my name." He said, "let's go then." See they are on sale right now here 2 for $3 and every time I drive by McDonald's (which is basically every time I go anywhere because it is on the main road by my house) there is their HUGE sign in the window blaring, "BIG MAC 2 for $3!" Which says to me, "BUY ME I AM CHEAP!!!! (And yummy!)" Yes I love Big Macs and Quarter Pounders with Cheese! My favorite fast food. So it is very hard to drive by all the time and not stop and get one (or 2 since they are 2 for $3!) I even told my husband those better go off sale soon or I am going to have to buy them! lol So back to my story. Yesterday after he said let's go I told him, no because we had already been eating no so great lately with going to Disney and then Easter and just everything. So I was able to go in and see some leftovers from the night before and heat those up instead, whew, fended off the first attack.

The second one came today, wewere out and about running errands. Then we took DS to the park to ride his trike because our street and driveway are slanted and he would be like a runaway train waiting to crash if we let him ride on our street right now (he is only 3). Then after the park DH has an appt we needed to go to. Well by the time we got done it was already 1:15 and we still needed to stop at the store because we had forgotten to buy something we needed to make dinner tonight when we were there this morning. Anyway, by the time we got done there it was already 1:45 and DS's naptime is 2pm!! AHHHHH again!! lol Driving by Mickey D's, would have been so easy (and I am sure yummy) to go through the drive-thru and just pick up my Big Macs, but I didn't even say anything to DH, who was driving, because he probably really would have gone there! And then I would have been mad at myself after.

I am not sure what I am going to do ultimately. Part of me really wants to have a Big Mac and I thought when I had the hamburger at the Strawberry Festival it would have curbed that craving, but it didn't it kindof left me unfulfilled in the taste department! lol So, I am still craving it. So do I go ahead and give in and let hubby eat one and I eat one and work it in my calories for the day (and probably exercise extra) or do I just keep resisting until they go off sale and then I won't care to get them anymore??? I am just not sure right now. But I know I am going to try to at least resist until after the first of the month so I can make my goal weight, I hope or at least come closer to it than I am right now and probably will be if I eat one. I guess only time will really tell, but if someone has some great advise I would love to hear it!! lol

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MYGALSAL13 4/2/2008 10:49PM

    way to go miss!! I agree--sometimes if you can't get it out of your mind....you should get one. And, great idea Marille about tossing it out after one bite!

Keep it up Chele!!! You are doing fine!

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MESACHICK 3/26/2008 11:43PM

  My opinion...if you REALLY want it...buy it...take ONE big, long, savory bite and...throw the rest away. At $1.50, will you really waste the money?? Hee hee

I had a McD's small hamburger w/ my daughter a few weeks ago. The dang sodium haunted me for days!! McD's is McDevil's!!! Hee hee

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Exercise makes me feel lighter

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Maybe it's just me, but the last almost week I have felt like a big blob. (Not to mention since Friday my weight went up 2 pounds!! YUCK and YIKES and ARGH!! lol) Of course Thursday I only got 10 minutes of exercise right before bed. Then Friday I didn't get any exercise. Sunday is my day off so I never exercise, unless we go on a stroll around the block (but it's not fast enough to be considered exercise). Monday I work so I got strength training done but that is it. Then yesterday I did a 35 min. workout, but it was at the end of the day right before I went to bed. Today was the first day in a long time I had exercised in the morning before doing anything else and it felt amazing! I can't believe how light I feel when I exercise in the morning, even if the scale doesn't reflect it. (The scale did reflect it this time though, in fact I have lost the 2 pounds I had gained earlier in the week thank heavens!) Anyway, we were walking around Home Depot later this morning and I felt like "Wow my pants feel looser and I just feel lighter!" I am afraid I might becoming addicted to exercise!! lol I can't say I LOVE it yet (I have always hated those people), but I am definitely WANTING to do it now. That is a big plus! So I am going to keep going! I just picked up the Biggest Loser 1 DVD and Richard Simmons' Dance Your Pants of VHS from the Library. So I will be doing those this week before we leave on vacation! WOOHOO!! lol Something new to put in the routine. I have been missing my Bob workouts. lol So I am glad to get them back from the Library. Tomorrow morning will be "Good Morning Bob!!" lol My husband just laughs at me. I told him if he would start doing them maybe he could look like Bob too! He just laughed.

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MESACHICK 3/12/2008 7:35PM

  Hee hee!! I have BL1 and love it. Let me know how you like the Richard Simmons one - never tried that one!

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The Strawberry Festival

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Today we went to the Strawberry Festival. It is like a county fair. We had sooo much fun!! My DS (who is 3) said his favorite thing was the HUGE slide! He went on it probably close to 10 times!! lol Thank heavens we bought the wristbands. Last time we went to a "fair/carnival" we only had $30 to spend. We didn't know what he would like to do and so we just bought some tickets, well we ran out of tickets and money before he was tired of riding the slide. I cried because he wanted to ride that and some of the others so badly and we had to tell him no. So I vowed if we decided to go again we would plan ahead and save money so we could buy the wristbands. So that is what we did today.

I planned my eating earlier to not take in a ton of calories, but still eat so my body wasn't deprived. I looked at Calorieking.com to see how much things were that I wanted. I decided on a cheeseburger, an elephant ear and a strawberry shortcake. I did have a few of my husband's french fries, but only a few. And the elephant ear and strawberry shortcake all three of us split. I still ended up within my calorie range. So for a one day splurge I was okay. My DH and I were talking as we walked past all the food stands and he said to me, "it's a good thing you are here or I would go from booth to booth buying a little of everything!" I said, "I know, I kindof want to too, but we have come so far to mess it up now." So we just kept walking. I got in a little over 10,500 steps today!! YAY, that is the most I have done in one day EVER!

We had lots of fun and lots of memories. Can't wait to scrapbook them!

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LEAVY1213 3/6/2008 4:46PM

    An elephant ear is a huge scone! In the shape of an elephant's ear! It is sooooo yummy with cinnamon and sugar on it!! I have been craving one (or a scone of any kind) for so long, even before I quit eating not such good stuff! lol

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MIRACLE1971 3/6/2008 9:54AM

    thats so awesome that you kept in calorie range and got in all those steps.. now what on gods green earth is a elephant ear? i am a gardener... and thats a huge leafy plant...lol

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Someone noticed!!!!

Monday, March 03, 2008

Don't you just love it when someone that doesn't even know you are losing weight notices????

What a great day I have had today! When I weighed this morning I was down to 209.8!! Which means, I met my 10% goal weight! YAY--scrapbook supplies here I come!! lol

Anyway, this morning at work my supervisor said to me, "oh hey, I wanted to tell you Yadee (her sister who works in another department where I work) came over Wednesday to talk to you." My super said, "At the ceremony she looked at me surprised and I knew she wanted to tell me something. " She then told me Yadee came over and asked where I was. My super told her that I had just come in for the ceremony that morning and had already left. Yadee told my super, "Michele looks great! I didn't know she was trying to lose weight!" I can I just say "YES!!!"????????? I was so excited that someone that DIDN'T know I was trying to lose weight noticed! Everyone else that has said they noticed knows about it. I always feel like when people know and say they notice they are just trying to be nice to get you to keep doing it and hopefully eventually they really will notice! lol But when someone doesn't know and makes a comment about how great you look it is just the best feeling!! It certainly makes all the sweat and tears worth it! (no blood, at least not so far! lol)

I hope to continue to get those comments on a regular basis soon. But hey, I will take the one I got!

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MYGALSAL13 3/5/2008 10:10PM

    yahoo miss!! AWESOME!! And someone you did not even know! YES!!!

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DEDELICIOUS 3/4/2008 10:51PM

    WTG Michele! Hold on to that happy feeling...it's well deserved! It's the little changes that we make that make big changes in our lives. Be proud...'cause we're proud of you :)

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DANICUZZ 3/4/2008 12:24AM

  Yay for you!!! You deserve the good comments. you are doing great!!!

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BOADECIA 3/3/2008 9:16PM

    That's fantastic! What a wonderful feeling. Keep up the good work! :)

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UP4MORE 3/3/2008 9:02PM

    That is so great! Congrats to you and the hard work you put in!

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