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Friday, November 14, 2008

Holding on worked!
I didn't record my small loss last week and this week shows a good one. I hit the 20 lbs loss this week - half way to my goal weight. Although I think I will continue as that was a conservative goal for me. This motivates me to keep it up. I have been doing more exercise (strength, core) due to challenges on the Staying fit through the Holidays Team. The competition helps motivate me. I have been trying to change up a bit at the gym - doing same exercises but different levels of cardio and fat burning on the elliptical and treadmill.
I have actually upped my calorie intake a bit - I think this helps with the extra energy needed for extra exercises and perhaps will help when I try to maintain when I have reached my goal.
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STOPTHECRAVING 11/16/2008 9:46AM

    You Go!!!!!!! Great accomplishment!

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SUNNYGAL2011 11/15/2008 2:42PM

    emoticon emoticon Way to go on meeting your halfway goal mark of 20 pds gone!!!!!
Keep up the great work!
your friend

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GGRANLDY 11/14/2008 9:26PM

    Way to Go on the weight loss! emoticon emoticon

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CHASSIDY2 11/14/2008 2:58PM

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RUTHIEBEAR 11/14/2008 2:30PM

    I celebrate with you for reaching the 20 pound loss!!! Keep up the great work. emoticon emoticon

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holding on with both hands

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Yes I feel like I am using both hands to hold on tight and not slip back. I am not recording a loss although it may be half a pound, no digital scale and I don't want to record a loss only to have it be a gain for next time around - so I am holding on tight. This week I have done more strength training/exercises - I feel good about that. DH and I had a day off on Tues and we went for a drive over a small mountain road to the Pacific coast. It was a very nice day and the views were spectacular from atop the mountain looking back at the SF Bay. We stopped at a little restaurant for coffee right, in the middle of the afternoon - ended up splitting french fries and onion rings that we haven't had for almost 3 months - - - then after seeing the sunset along the coast - we took home some hot wings for dinner! Really blew our diet out of the water and off the mountain... lol I attribute that day to not losing this week, Or maybe more exercise means more muscles and I have heard that muscle weighs more than fat - - - whatever! We did have a nice outing and I won't beat myself up but it is what it is. That will be our fix for 3 more months hopefully... The rest of the week stayed in calorie range - I guess I could call that day my high end day in a calorie cycle week... ;-)

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SHAREDJOURNEY 11/8/2008 2:19PM

    That one day is gone. Let it go. You did your best that week and that is all you can ask of yourself. We all have days like that and fluctuations with the scale. It isn't a failure. You can learn from the experience. Next time when faced with that same choice you can ask yourself "if I eat this, I know what will happen. Do I still want it, or all of it?" That is power. You are strong enough to carry on another week. Don't let the scales make you feel badly about yourself. It never helps to beat yourself up. Congratulate yourself on the hundreds of good choices you make each day. If you are following the healthy lifestyle 90% of the time, that is probably a lot more than your were doing before you began this journey. Live to fight another day.

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RUTHIEBEAR 11/8/2008 9:36AM

    I am glad to hear you say you are not besting yourself up. You enjoyed the day. Move forward with your food choices. We all have the same situations. Just do not let it take over. Keep up the good attitude.

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another week, another loss

Friday, October 24, 2008

Another week has gone - got on the scale wasn't sure if it was stuck but I hit the 15 lb mark this week. emoticon

The new job is calming down to about 25 hours a week - 5 hours a day which gives me time to keep up with the exercise at the gym or else walking and I eat at home before or after so I can stay with my healthy food and away from fast food.

I feel liberated in my eating - no deprivation here. I eat what I want and reward myself at times - just keep within the calorie range. I like healthy food. I (at 156) actually feel thinner than I did at 102 lbs after High School - so self esteem is rising as I am on SP. I attribute it to reading blogs, forums, posting some, and finding as I do I relate to others or help others and we encourage ourselves more than we realize.

I know I have a ways to go but I know it is within reach.


new job

Friday, October 17, 2008

I started my new job at Anna's Linens. For a week have been setting up the store and unloading a truck almost everyday. I have been off my schedule of eating and exercising at the gym but still doing ok, although run down a bit. I am very active at work walking, carrying boxes, stretching to put things away, so the exercise is still there. I have had a cold and not much appetite at times - other times am so hungry I shovel it in. But the short term is over for that stage I think - we opened the store yesterday and it should slow down and I can go back to a more controlled diet and exercise. I have dropped a couple of pounds so still on track - actually below the 160 point. emoticon

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SUNNYGAL2011 10/18/2008 9:41PM

    emoticon on your new job. I too have one and it has been 5 weeks now.. and i love it! my eating habits have NOT been to good though.. but I intend to start choosing healthier meals again come Monday!
again congrats and hope you are feeling better from your cold soon!
God bless
your friend

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SURACHASPITE 10/17/2008 12:47PM

    Change of routine and wreck havoc with good intentions. Sounds like you have pulled through. You will establish a new routinewith this job.

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progress - passed 10#

Saturday, October 04, 2008

I am continuing to see progress - I am constantly looking for more calories to eat in the evening to keep it up and not down. I actually went to the gym by myself without my husband one day this week and when he was too tired to go to the gym one evening and I talked him into it to keep up with the program.

I start a new job this week. I haven't worked this active for 8 years. I expect the change in activity with give me a boost as long as I can keep up. I have gotten older... but I feel I can do the work. I hope my joints agree.


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