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Week 1 results!!

Monday, February 24, 2014

I would have to say.... Big big results!!!

-Tons of energy, where as before I was depressed and spent my time on the couch.
- confidence is high!! I now know I can do a 5 mile walk in under 1:30. Speeding up every time I go out.
- I tried on a pair of short this weekend that were almost impossible to button and yesterday they buttoned with ease.
- my husband is impressed with my renewed " Spark" in my happiness and energy.
- while walking sometimes life frustration come into my mind and when I start thinking about them it slows me down. I'm learning to push them away and concentrate on my walking because I can't help anyone if I can't help myself.
- I'm enjoying my workouts because I'm moving closer to my goals of healthy body, mind and soul.
- I'm enjoying eating healthy and what I want with my family. I have restricted my food for so many years and felt miserably hungry all the time.

I am just sooo happy. Thank you for reading.

-2lbs this week

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

LALALOVELY76 3/13/2014 10:40AM

    Great achievements!! You can do it!!!

That's my goal, is to have a better time. Right now, i'm averaging around 1:45 to walk 5K. I want to get it to at least 1 hour. I know i'm going to have to go into overtime!!! But I know I can do it!!!

Thanks for being an inspiration! emoticon emoticon

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FITMARY 2/25/2014 8:41AM

    I'm sooooo happy for you! Reading your blog cheered me up too so thanks!!!
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UMBILICAL 2/24/2014 7:42PM

  Great start

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NICOLES0305 2/24/2014 7:39PM

    Woohoo! Great job!

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This week I let go to live

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Since high school I have been chasing a number that I have never known. I... Give... Up. And I am so happy to. My obsession with the scale has sabotaged my happiness over and over again. So I QUIT!!! I don't want to make anymore goals based on a number the scale decides to give or not.

I want to live those goals now:

I want to be proud of me.
- today I walked a little over 5 miles today under an hour and a half
- I stuck to my planned foods all week.
- I have exercised everyday this week so far.

I want to achieve happiness in as many days as possible
- this week I have smiled big because of my accomplishments
- I have taken time out everyday to laugh
- I go to bed every night excited about the next day.

I want to like what I seeing the mirror.
- I love the new confident smile on my face.
- I love watching my body show changes each day.
- I love seeing myself in exercise clothes knowing I'm about to go kick my own butt.

This is what I have gained:

-Eating what I want the healthy way
- self confidence
- energy
- motivation to live each day

What I have lost:

- the scale's control
- frustration
- failure
- excuses

I am truly free!!!!!

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NELLJONES 2/21/2014 8:27AM

    Personally, my goal is my Day. As long as I keep to my Day, plan it out, check it off, the scale manages to follow. I follow the Day.

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FITMARY 2/21/2014 7:46AM

    This is a GREAT blog! Good for you! I just read an article about motivation and it argued that people who try to lose weight to feel better, stay healthier, and so on do much better than those who want to meet a target weight. So, hurray to good health, energy, and confidence!

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COLLEGEGURL47 2/20/2014 11:35PM

    :) I like this. Good for you!

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Week 4 Results and the Next Challenge

Friday, January 25, 2013

Yesterday I realized that I was not going to have a loss this week based off what I felt like and looked like. I am so thankful that it was not a gain. Here are the results.

Previous Weight: 176
Current Weight: 176

Previous Waist: 31
Current Waist: 31
Previous Hips: 43
Current Hips: 43

Today I logged my food for the day in sparkpeople and I saw how I'm gaining emoticon I was eating several slim jims a day and after looking the nutrition facts yes they are 0/0 with one but with more you start adding carbs. I found myself being hungry all the time and so I decided to break my breakfast up into two meals early and and late morning. Lunch will move to around 1 -1:30. Then I start my 3 snacks. Almonds around 3 Dinner @ 5:30-6. Cheesestick if I get the munches after dinner and then Ice cream for late night snack around 8pm. In bed by 10pm to get up @6am.

emoticon Sunday I start P90x. After biking and walking with my kids everyday I'm ready and excited!! My son and daughter both want to do it. I've got the best support system. This week I know we will see some change I can feel it!

This weeks personal goals:
-Log food on Sparkpeople

This week's challenge is : Exercise

Jorge Mentions in his book that we don't need to exercise with this plan to lose weight but many of his clients do because they feel so good with this lifestyle. He suggest that we do a do minute power walk as often as possible. He also has an 8 minute ab sculptor exercise in here. So this week I challenge you to walk as often as possible if you haven't been exercising and just do some ab exercises listed in the fitness section on here. Good luck and would love to see the slimmer side of you next week.


Exercise Modification

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Ok So this morning I woke up determined and went for my walk. Then my kids woke up and found out that I did that and wanted to go for a bike ride so we did that. Naomi my daughter rode super slow on her new bike so once we got home we all decided to let her ride her tricycle instead so we went on another bike ride. Then after naps the kids wanted to do another bike ride so we did that except she rode on my bike. My 3 year old is Huge for her age tall and weight (not overweight). She weight 42lbs!! Ouch!! Her in the bike trailor for a good mile ouch!! My legs are sooo tired I don't feel like doing P90x. I think what I'm going to do is be active with my kids this week and then next week do P90x. Serves me right for being so inactive. emoticon LOL!!


Week 3 Results and the next week Challenge

Saturday, January 19, 2013

This week was a very ROugh week for me. I have to admit that I am an emotional eater. When I get upset I turn to food. On many days this week I didn't have anyone to talk to so I turned to food. Here are the results of my week:

Previous Weight: 175
Current Weight: 176
1lbs gain

Previous Waist: 31.5
Current Waist: 31

Previous Hips: 43
Current Hips: 43

Although the stress really got to me this week I have learned that I just have to keep going regardless of what is bothering me. One thing I am proud of is that I maintained my water all week 10 cups.

This weeks Challenge is Try Something New. I made my weekly food plan to include Jorge's recipes for ice cream and we are going to make shakes out of it. I'm excited about that. My entire family (including kids) are loving the new lifestyle as am I. They have big sweet tooths and this is the ticket. In addition I plan 3 snacks throughout the day AM, PM1 and PM2. Cheesestick, almonds and ice cream! yum!

I'm also going to do next week's goal this week too. 20 -30 minute walk everyday plus P90x. Tomorrow is Chest and Back +Ab Ripper X.When I did it for 3 weeks I saw some SERIOUS results and I'm ready for this time. I have my diet in check(at least planned out), I think the endorphines will help with the emotional eating and it keeps me busy. I pray this week we will see some serious changes. if not just keep moving.


OMG!!! I just discovered why I'm not having the loss I want! I was reading Amber's Blog on and she reminded me in a single serving do not go past 5/2. UGH!! On the days that I would soup and Sandwich I discovered that I was going over causing my insulin to spike aka adding the weight back on. Well now I know. I challenge you all to pay close attention to the words " less than 1 gram of sugar".

So my PB and J and soup lets break it down.

Wowbutter tastes just like peanut butter aka soy butter
- 4g of sugar and 8 Carbs for 2 TB 4- Dietary Fiber

Smuckers Sugarfree Preserves sweetened by Truvia
- 0g sugar and 4 Carbs for 1 TB

Nature's Own Double Fiber Wheat Bread
- (1 slice) Less than 1 g per slice and 13 Carbs 5-Dietary Fiber

So... total for the Sandwich is 5 sugars, 38 Carbs. 14g of Fiber so... 5/2.

So note to me Sandwich and water only please emoticon

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AMBERBREEZE 1/21/2013 3:17PM

    I am glad you figured out the problem with the soup & sandwich. Making 'healthy' versions of comfort food (like the ice cream you mentioned) is a great stepping stone to staying on track for me. It's wonderful that your family is on board with the healthier lifestyle too. emoticon

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SAKS20111 1/19/2013 9:06PM

    i tend to emotionally eat too. so, one trick i do to prevent emotionally eating the "bad food" is to have the heathy food with me at all time (i felt like a security blanket thing). i carry carrots (like the lil hint of sweetness), or grape tomatoes, or banana.

So, if i found myself stressed out and reach for food, i have my "healthy food", and not McD shakes or junk food...

Emotionally eating is a long term behavioral change and very difficult to change. The gd news is we recognize our tendencies, and hopefully we are able to deal with it in a "healthier" manner.

I dont trust myself yet to do the whole " stop and think why im emotional before reaching for food" thing. So, for me, the coping strategy is to have health foods with me at all time.

Hope you are able to find out what coping strategy works for you. I found sparkpeople very useful. Gd luck to your fitness journey. You are not alone. We are all in this together.

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