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DARN THAT SCALE!

Friday, March 27, 2009

I swear, I have GOT to stop looking at the scale. I am OK. I am doing well. My clothes fit better, I even had to start wearing a belt with one of my pants because they are about to fall off. I feel stronger than I have in a long time. I feel better about the way my body looks a little more everyday.
I keep going up and down on that scale never being able to lose more than 5 lbs from my beginning weight. I don't have that much to lose, you would think it would be easy for someone to lose 10-15 lbs. I have always heard that the last 5 are the hardest but it seem like for me the whole thing is the hardest!!
Maybe I am asking to much of myself. I have been on Spark since August but quickly fell off until February, is it to much to ask to lose more than 5 lbs and keep it off in that 6 weeks or so??
I am still working to get my eating habits under control and I believe I will get there but I thought I would get to my goal weight by April 1. I doubt if that will happen now...
Thanks for reading

  
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NICKJA01 4/1/2009 1:55PM

    Don't get too down on yourself about it--Most studies say that the slower you lose the weight, the better chance you have to keep it off. Keep it up and stay positive!

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RANICOLE 3/27/2009 12:22PM

    You have to look at the "non scale" victories you are having which seems like a few. The weight leaving will soon come. Don't give up!!

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Almost

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

I almost didn't do anything today. I got on my scale and after kicking it up a notch in my routine for a week I actually GAINED weight. It wasn't a lot but it was enough to make me not want to do anything. What is the point? Is what I kept thinking! I worked really hard this week. Even planning out my meals three days ahead to make sure I didn't have any major swings in Carbs, I got enough protein, etc.
Well you may have noticed I said ALMOST. When I got home today I sat and thought... I thought this is the EXACT reason I never succeed at losing these 10-15 lbs. I expect to see Major results the first month. I will not quit! So I got up and walked on the treadmill and did a couple of reps with my weights. I feel like this is a major turning point for me. I CAN do this. I WILL do it! I didn't gain this weight in a month I won't get rid of it in a month!!
Thanks for reading!

  
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2BLEAN_N_FIT_AZ 3/26/2009 12:07PM

    Good for you, that is the right attitude...sounds like you've made a major turning point in your journey to a healthier you. You are in control. YOU CAN and YOU WILL be successful.
Keep at it...it will be a great payoff.
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Question of the Day - Why am I fat?

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

It may not be as easy as it appears. I love food SURE! But that can't be all there is right?
I was never fat as a child actually I was small, both in height and weight. The boys used to swing me around like a rag doll. While I do not and have never considered myself to be fat my heaviest has been just one pound over my "normal" range. I have not been healthy for a VERY long time if ever. I ate when I wanted and what I wanted without a thought of the consequences. Oh I remember back in high school thinking that I had a pot belly (I was 95 lbs then LOL). I really wanted to get rid of that but I didn't do much about it. Right after I graduated high school a girlfriend and I started working out at a place a lot like what Curves is like. I got in much better shape and I actually gained 10 pounds which I can only assume was all muscle. Then I got married. I stopped walking so much (I never had a car in high school). We ate out A LOT! I stopped working out after about 8 months but I never lost that weight. At 26 I had my first child. I gained about 30 pounds and lost it all very quickly but slowly after I was done breast feeding the weight crept up. I had my second child at 30; again the extra pounds went away rather fast. But you see I was still eating like I was pregnant and eating for two, still eating like I did back in high school.
After the weight came back after my second pregnancy I started to get concern. I was seeing my life slow down rather than speed up. So much was going on at home my son was having what I now know is signs of ADD but we thought were Autism. I had a new born; I had to go from 3 days a week part-time to 4 – ten hour days at work because my husband took a job for less pay. Then I felt like I just coasted. For YEARS I just coasted. Then came 2007, my son was having an awful time in school we went in for meetings at least once a month. My daughter was in the emergency room 3 times in 8 months for different things (the worse was being hit by a car- no permanent damage done). My father was diagnosis with colon cancer (he is cancer free today). My mother-in-law’s health went down hill very fast and she was unable to live by herself. A lot of family drama was going on when there are 9 siblings! I was differently WAY down on the “to do” list. All the while I was able to look at myself in the mirror less and less from the neck up let alone from the neck down. My husband, bless him, still told me how beautiful I was, how sexy I was. So I used that as an excuse as well. Well if HE thinks I look good…
Things got much better in 2008 but I went back to coasting. Actually as I am thinking about it was more like I was waiting. I was waiting for the next bad thing to happen. When I got on the scale and saw that I was just a pound away from being considered obese it scared me. Then I knew I had to do something!
I finally got tired of being tired all the time, of being moody, of snapping at everyone that means the most to me. Most of all I got tired looking down and seeing my belly stick out as far as my D cups!!!
So here I am. Believe me I have not even come close completing my journey and I still have a lot of questions on how do I do this or that. I have had to learn how to eat healthfully for the first time in my life and I am still learning but with help I will get there.

Thanks for reading!

  


Blah!!!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Today I have a bunch of things to do at home and very little to do at work. What makes it even worse is that the weather is going to be beautiful near 70 degrees F here.
I am trying to stay focused but here I am on SP!!
I woke up a little late today. Only got 25 minute walk instead of my usual 33-35. I want to make it up but am unsure if I will be able to since I have to run all over town after work then I have a 7pm meeting at church. Tomorrow is my weigh in and I would really like to get that "last chance workout" before tomorrow.
I have been thinking a lot lately about my life up to now and where I want to do from here. I am going to update my spark page later today to answer one of the big questions and maybe put the same info in my blog for a bigger audience. Why am I fat?
Stay tuned...

  
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DAWNO64 3/24/2009 1:17PM

    Don't leave us in suspense!!! I'm hoping you can figure it out for the rest of us.... emoticon

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Headache!

Monday, March 23, 2009

I feel good, I have been tracking food, portion control, drinking more water (ok I should say drinking water) not that I am up to my 8 glasses a day but I am getting there, my clothes are fitting better, exercising at least 6 days a week for almost 2 months straight. I have lost 4 lbs! Everything is great right?
Well NO I have had headaches everyday for over a week. At first I thought it was allergy related. I have a lot of out door allergies and the flowers are starting to come up. So I started taking my medicine again. Didn't work. I thought maybe it was my withdraw from caffeine, but I haven't had a soda in about 2 weeks, surely the withdraw effects should be over by now?!?
What am I doing wrong?!?
Any help out there??

  
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WORKMOM36 3/23/2009 4:43PM

    low blood sugar, and cutting back on carb's can also trigger your headache. What I did that stopped the headache's. I don't go past 5 hours of eating, then blood sugar don't have a chance of dropping giving you headache's or start to get the munchies.
If you snack, always only snack on veggies, but not carrots b/c they have sugar in them and it will make your headache's worse. It took a good month before I stopped getting the headache's when I stopped drinking pop.

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NANCYBFULLER 3/23/2009 4:16PM

    low blood sugar and also trigger a headache. Make sure you are eating every two to three hours with a little protein and fiber to keep your blood sugar from dropping.

So can stress, I have TMJ and I have to sleep with a mouthguard. This morning I woke up with a headache anyways.

One thing that I love to do when I have a headache, and it is cool outside, is to go for a walk without a hat on. The cool air wraps around your head and feels sooooo gooood!!!! I think I might get off the computer and go for a walk right now, just thinking about it.



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TWINSMOMMY607 3/23/2009 3:02PM

    It is probably the caffeine. I had headaches for a while once I stopped drinking soda, especially since I went cold turkey. They finally went away. If they continue I would talk to your doctor. It could also be a hunger headache.

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