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Friday, March 26, 2010

well I have done alot of thinking this morning and Im feeling much better. I opened one of my goal envelopes a little while ago. I put each 5 pound goal inside an evelope and labeled each one with the weight I would be at when I reached that goal and inside placed a reward and a motivational quote. I totaly forgot which rewards are in each envelope so its like a surprise. My reward for reaching 195 is new workout shoes. I really needed new workout shoes so that will be a nice reward to give myself.

While in my dresser (where I keep my goal envelopes) I pulled out a few peices of clothing I keep around from my biggest. One is a pair of size 12 underwear ... wow, they are huge! Its really hard to beleive I was ever that big.... but I was.

I geuss I just need to cut myself some slack. I have been pushing pushing pushing lately hoping to see huge results ... when I should be enjoying where I am more. I geuss its really important to live in the here and now even if you have your eyes set on a point in the distance.

I think maybe I will take a break from the scale for a few weeks and just focus on being healthy and enjoying being able to do all the things I couldent do when I was 270 pounds. Im still going to work hard... but Im gonna try not to focus so much on what the scale says and maybe try to get out of the house and do something active and fun...

staying in the house day after day is driving me stir crazy.

Well Im going to have a good day today and try to feel better and improve my mood. I like being happy, so there is no point being upset over a number on the scale.

~ Jess

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INTENTWON 3/27/2010 6:54PM

    I love the envelope idea! Thanks for sharing it. I am going to go right now and find some envelopes...

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MARIEFIYA 3/26/2010 10:11PM

    I love the idea of reward envelopes! Good for you for realizing how far you've come! Because you have come a long WAYYY and that is so inspirational! I think that it is a good idea to take a break from the scale. At this point, you know what works and what doesn't, so taking a break shouldn't really affect your progress. Good luck on all your future goals and have fun opening the envelopes and getting your rewards! Sounds fun!


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LEAHANNE1989 3/26/2010 1:42PM

    Love the mystery envelope. I think I will put some confetti in mine. Thanks emoticon

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SPARKYJEANIE1 3/26/2010 12:51PM

    I LOVE THE MYSTERY GOAL ENVELOPE IDEA!! You are sooo freakin awesome girl. Yes, I hear ya on enjoying the moment on where you are right now and appreciating the fantastic achievements you have already made! Imagine where you were this time last year! You've come so far so enjoy it girl. You have much to be proud of. I took a break from the scale a while back too, I had reached this awful plateau that lasted like 2 mos and although the inches were falling off, the scale would NOT budge! It was pure torture so I quit for a while. Little did I realize at that time that muscle weighs more than fat...DUH DEBBIE huh =) Happy Friday to you - and congrats on pulling yourself out of "beat yourself up" mode...smile!

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JUST_SIMONE 3/26/2010 12:14PM

    I have no idea why, but it seems to be the norm to get under 200 and then stall a bit. I lost a bunch right when I got under 200, and then not a whole lot. I tried reducing calories, but I'm not sure that's working for me either. I think you're right to focus on enjoying where your body is now. I hope to do the same!

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    I like the reward envelope idea! We have our ups and downs as I have experienced. But we have the right mind set and tools and some days we are on target and some days not so much. Keep up the good work and post pics of your new KICKS! ( i love athletic shoes! HA!) emoticon

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62NVON 3/26/2010 11:09AM

    I just commented on your previous blog.

I like this one a lot better. Great attitude.


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ANALYZETHIS1 3/26/2010 11:08AM

    I read your blog from yesterday just now and then this one. You are doing fabulous. Don't beat yourself up if it's not dropping off like it used to. You have muscle now. You have to trick your body a little more so it doesn't get used to anything. Circuit training might help.


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Frustrated to tears - Day 7 : Week 3

Friday, March 26, 2010

Last weeks weight: 195.5
Todays weight: 194.7

Weight lost this week: 0.8 lbs

I know Im being silly because I lost almost a pound... I know that a pound a week is going to add up to 52 pounds in a year... and thats great. I know that there is more progress to messure than just the scale.

I tell myself these things but today its just not mattering... I am so frustrated, I am litterly almost in tears right now. I have worked so hard the last 3 weeks and I really wanted to see some sort of change on the scale... instead I got a gain this week and hardly anything lost this week.

Im sorry if I seem whinney right now. I try so hard to be a strong person and I try so hard to accept every small victory just like I would a large victory.... I really try and look at the bigger picture.... Its so hard now though! I had no idea how much harder it was going to be to lose weight once I got under 200 pounds. It sucks, I have to work twice as hard to get a freakin pound .... when I was at my higher weight all I had to do was do a little walking in place 3 times a week and eat a little less and I would drop 5 pounds. Its really frustrating.

I know this is all exagerated because I have a head cold and feel like crap. I think I am going to take a few days to relax and feel better and over the weekend examine what I am doing and what I can change to aid in my efforts. Obviously I could be doing something better... I refuse to think that my body is just resistant to dropping weight now, there has to be SOMETHING I can do. I refuse to finally get under 200 pounds and then flounder in the 190s. Screw that. I have worked too hard to get here to quit and too hard to get here to just give in and accept that Im going to gain half a pound one week and then lose half a pound the next.

Again sorry for the whinney post... I will try my best throughout the day to accept my 0.8 loss and be happy for it. I lost weight, thats the big thing, right.

Here is me emoticon slow and steady I suppose . lol.

I will figure this out eventually.

~ Jess emoticon

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KMBARKER 3/29/2010 10:39AM

I didn't read this post until this morning (Monday), but I can relate and I haven't got to under 200 yet (still a ways to go). I have been frustrated too, because the scale has moved slow for the last two weeks, but I know for me I have to increase my exercise....that's my weak link right now. I spend 2.5 hours on a bus 5 days a week commuting and I have no energy when I get home. I have brought a pair of walking shoes to work and am going to try and get some time in at lunch.

You are awesome and a major inspiration for me. Keep up the good work.

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BIZENMO 3/27/2010 10:29PM

    Girlfriend! I hope you are feeling better...I have to say you have been getting such good advice and support here...there doesn't seem much to add. Keep in mind you may be shrinking! I firmly believe when things slow down it's cuz your body is adjusting. My take is it's just like how kids grow...they usually plump up before they sprout up. Think that what you are experiencing is simply the opposite. You've got to do some shrinking before you can continue to lose more. You certainly don't want saggy skin! Have you checked into an anti-yeast diet? I dropped lots of weight doing that...you simply stay away from stuff that supports yeast growth. Another approach could be that you need to take a break like you said and simply enjoy where you are, for now. That doesn't mean you won't get back to it, right? Sounds like lots of folks feel switching things up helps you lose...I just don't know. What about eating smaller meals more frequently, like the 6 week body makeover? They say it helps keep your metabolism high (kinda like feeding a furnace). Could you be working out too much?

Hang in there! You can do this....you will overcome! Just keep believing!!! We're all in your corner rooting for your success!!!
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MARIEFIYA 3/26/2010 10:16PM

    Don't be hard on yourself! You are doing GREAT! Think of how far you have come from your highest weight at 300. Girl you can do ANYTHING. Maybe your body just needs a little break. It will continue to go DOWN after it adjusts. Keep up the great work. I know you can do it!!!

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DAGMAR1975 3/26/2010 9:24PM

    Hi I came across your blog from MSNIKE's thread. I have to tell ya girl I am right there with you. I am having a hard time because it seems after a hard week of work I am either gaining a LBS or losing.5 LBS. I don't have a magic answer for you, I tweaked my Calories this week to see if it will make a difference and I am going to add more vegetables in the mix too! One thing I would like to share is give your body time to rest. The better you feel the more positive you will be. No one is perfect and we are so darned hard on ourselves. SO give yourself a break! Watch your favorite movie, take a bubble bath. Get a massage! Whatever you do never give up. It's because of Inspirational peeps like you that I am still here going strong(most days) emoticon

Big Hugs!


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MSNIKE 3/26/2010 8:50PM

    CONGRATULATIONS on your LOSS! emoticon You lost girl, and that's awesome! I know it's frustrating...we've all been there, believe me! Keep your head up girlie b/c this only makes your stronger! emoticonNext week you'll be kicking butt and taking names! lol


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SPARKYJEANIE1 3/26/2010 2:20PM

    Hey Jessie...

You are definitely entitled to be feeling that way! It sucks something fierce to be practically killing yourself putting in such tremendous effort on a continuous basis and then to have that STUPID PIECE OF (you know what) scale barely budge!!!! I have been there sooo much girl! Yes, once you get out of the 200's it's a bit tougher...I found that out the hard way too...the 190's felt like an eternity to overcome, but like the tortoise and the hare "slow and steady wins the race" and remember, persistance pays off girl. No one can say or do anything right now to make you feel better and that's completely normal. You need to feel the way you feel you need to right now. It sucks and it's not fair but this is such an incredibly difficult task we're all undertaking. And you do it with a smile and those incredible progress pics you post are fuel for all of our fires!! You help ME dig deep and not give up...don't know if you realize how much you are inspiring everyone here, just remember you CANNOT give up on yourself. You are amazing and you will get over this hump and once you meet your goal, you'll look back on this moment and SMILE! emoticon emoticon

"Toughen that upper lip up, little lady..." You can do it, mama...I promise. Keep the faith and that Spark of yours ignited!!!!


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FLYSOHIGH 3/26/2010 11:25AM

    I still think you're amazing and love reading you on my friend feed, seeing how much you workout WHILST raising children is great inspiration to me! You are allowed to feel disappointed, of course you are! But you also need to remember this one thing - the muscles do bulk up and weigh!!! AND - if you are feeling sick, not only can your mood nosedive (as it did), but you probably also retain water (I always do).

You will be fine, keep strong!!!

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LAROSEBAUGH 3/26/2010 11:19AM

    Holy crap I feel your pain. I have to do so much more now to lose that I've hit almost 200 pounds. Just hang in there, and focus on how you feel and how you look :D

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HULLAF 3/26/2010 11:11AM

    Hang in there and keep up the consistent work. It will all add up in the end. You can do it! emoticon

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62NVON 3/26/2010 11:07AM

    Jess, it does get slower as you have less to lose. I have felt exactly how you feel. And like you, I know in my head all the reasons why the scale lies, but it still sucks to work your tail off and not get the results you want. My husband calls that "stinkin' thinkin'".

I'm not sure, but I think I saw where you have bumped up your workouts a bit. If that's the case, you are probably retaining water for muscle recovery.

In any event, you have come so far... TOO far to get discouraged now. We're all here for you when you need to whine. I may need you to be here for me when I do. =)

Keep going... you are doing fantastic!


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LOSINGJESS 3/26/2010 10:54AM

    thanks for all the comments... they really made me feel much better. :-)

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CRK910 3/26/2010 10:47AM

    Everything I read here is pointing to the excercize aspect of what you are doing. While that is all fine and good maybe you need to recalculate your daily calorie needs if you havent already. perhaps your body is simply starving?

You have made such great progress so far, keep your chin up and check your measurements and use your pictures... Obsviously your body is toning up and thats just as good as a drop on the scale :)

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BELUGA20 3/26/2010 10:28AM

    It's okay! Work on feeling better, get rested, feed those muscles you worked so hard for and relax. Cut yourself some slack. You're an amazing lady. (You may want to make sure your sleeping enough. I hear that can have an effect on your weight loss).

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CRAIGMA 3/26/2010 10:12AM

    Don't worry about sounding whiny. It is how you feel and you need to talk about it. You will not get any support if you tell everyone you are OK.

We have all had the same think happen to us. Look at where you have come from and what you have accomplished.

It could be a couple of things. One is you may need to step it up on cardio. Go harder or longer. The other is you may need to step back on your cardio. I have a personal trainer that was working me out and was trying to have my heart rate up in the 170s. I was not loosing so he had me go to the fat burning range 124-142 for me. You would have to find your fat burning zone. That has helped me get under 200. It is all how your body reacts. Try different things and see how the scale reacts. Try to change your cardo to harder and if that does not work then try it easier.

Keep it up.

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SWEETNEENI 3/26/2010 9:16AM

    Listen, you have been building muscle - just look at those arms! Muscle weighs more than fat and you are getting buff girl! Chin up emoticon

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MG3KDZ 3/26/2010 9:07AM

    Who doesn't want to see big results..I know I do..But like you said you will give it some more and start seeing some more results soon..I just finally got into the 180's after being stuck at 192..I know the feeling and I am feeling for you...But today look at what you have accomplished and then hopefully that will bring a smile to your face..You have done an amazing job and you obviously know how to lose weight and you will continue to do a great job.... emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SUZEQ09 3/26/2010 8:34AM

    You have come so far! I just read thru you sparkpage. You are doing fantastically. Realistically, it never comes off as fast as we'd like. And even if we push ourselves to exhaustion with working out, our bodies can only handle so much.

I agree with JESSALYN86 with maybe to much sodium. That's a hard one to watch as most foods have sodium in them. Who would of thought that baby carrots have it? I wouldn't.

Keep up the great job. Take it day by day. Work thru your frustration and you'll do it!

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WINDEE52 3/26/2010 7:53AM

    Evilklown is right, your body is learning to work more efficiently and your weight loss may slow down, but that's the way to do it so it stays off! Hang in there!

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EVILKLOWN 3/26/2010 7:49AM

    Yep, I'm right with you. My rate started slowing big time after I lost a good bit but I just hang in there. Actually, you should be happy! This is how skinny people have to lose weight ... a half pound or one pound every week or two. Welcome to skinny-people results!!!

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MALEXANDER4 3/26/2010 7:35AM

    Oh how I feel your pain. I'm so close to goal and yet very far away. each week I step on the scales and think this is it, and wham i"m up, i'm the same. So I kick the scales, like it is their fault, and then I set a new plan. I"m realy great the beginning of the week. I start to get a bit looser the end of the week. I think because I start to wonder if this is just another week like the others. Im here with you and for you. we are going ot succeed. Good things come to those that wait. We are waiting and we are going to succeed.

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    Hey you are doing GREAT! There are weeks that all of us don't lose, lose very little, or even GAIN! For me, it depends on the time of the month and if TOM is near. Also, even if you ate well over all but ate something particularly salty last night, some could be water retention, which will go away.

Even if none of this is true, it's still a loss! I'm not even below 200 yet, but I can feel my weight loss slowing already and I really have to step it up with my workouts. Try incorporating new exercises or doing the ones you are doing more intensely or longer. Incorporate more strength training. But above all, don't beat yourself up! Look how far you've come! emoticon

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spark people workouts - Day 6 : Week 3

Thursday, March 25, 2010

I got up this morning planning on doing The biggest loser: cardio max.... I got it in the mail from netflix yesterday and was really looking forward to trying it out. I pulled it out of the little paper sleve and found that it looked like it had been run over by a truck a few times and then used to clean the up the road... Just imagine someone running a dvd over the pavement in big circular motions. Big surprise ... It did not play! :-( grumble grumble.

After doing the current video I have for almost 3 weeks straight Im a little burnt out on it and was really looking forward to doing something new. I just could not bring myself to put the other video on and ended up brain storming and then desiding to put on one of the spark people 10 minute workouts.

My husbands computer is hooked into our tv so I can take the mouse and drag the web page over to the tv screen and view videos on the big screen. It came in handy today. Anyway I did the spark people cardio jump start first... it was all jumping and surprisingly hard, I had to actually use some of the modified moves because I couldent do the more difficult moves for very long. by the end of the 10 minute segments I was pouring sweat.... I did cardio kickboxing next and though I dident have to use modified movements ... some of the movements I got a little jumbled up on... Im sure if I did it a few times then I would get use to the moves and it wouldent be so bad, I think if the videos had music to keep the beat to it would be slightly easier.

I feel like I got a good workout after doing two segments though and the great thing about it was It went by quick... I like that! I may have gotten to a point where I can workout every day and I dont run and hide from it or make excuses not to do it.... but it dosent mean I like it. :-P blah! ..... I cant wait untill I get my drivers licence and a little more money so I can get outside and do something fun. I really want to take up roller blading or indoor rock climbing. that would be awesome... then I can leave these workout videos for occaisonaly instead of every day.

My little sister has recently started getting up with me to workout. I geuss Its great that I have inspired her to get up and get in shape.... even though she weighs like 140 pounds. Shes still not in shape, I think she has a harder time with the workout than I do but dosent say anything because it would be a blow to her ego lol. I kinda enjoyed the alone time before though, even though maybe I dident realize it. Part of me hopes she will get sick of getting up at 6am to workout with me.

Weigh in is tomorow so Im planning on trying to drink all my water today and stay away from things with lots of sodium.... I want a good weigh in tomorow, I have been busting my butt and I think I deserve at least 2 pounds damn it! I refuse to have water weight due me in again. lol.

Ok... time to go be a mom :-)

~ Jess emoticon

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BABYROSEJEANS 3/26/2010 7:54PM

    Do you hae a Wii? I recently got my Wii disc so I can stream movies to my TV. I'm excited to try out some new workouts. Good luck on tomorrow's weigh in!

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LOSINGJESS 3/25/2010 3:50PM

    yeah my living room is super small too and I have a low hanging light... so when I am doing exersices that require me to reach over my head I have to be careful I dont hit it with my hand.... It makes it more dificult when Im Im exericsing with my sister in there because I cant move to another spot to avoid it.

and actually netflix is pretty good about broken dvds. You just report the problem online and they send you a new copy out right away before you even return the broken one. Its a good company and I have been really pleased with my year and a half of membership.

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SPARKYJEANIE1 3/25/2010 3:10PM

    You're so good! What a bummer to have recieved a broken down DVD from netflicks (man, I'm glad I haven't ordered anything through them yet lol)! Sounds like it worked out after all with that awesome sounding Spark workout you did! I love how it included cardio kickboxing...always wanted to try that on for size... emoticon

I know what you mean about having a work out partner. It's ok every once in a while, but I'd much rather go it alone...don't really know why. My 13.5 yr old son used to do my Billy Blanks DVD with me once in a while, but my living room is so teeny weeny that we'd practically kick each other!! LOL

Good luck on that weigh in!!! I am confident this one will read those magic -2 numbers (or who knows, even more) this time! Down to the water weight!! Hate that girl...Have a super fantastic day and keep it up hot stuff!! =)

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MORETHANWEIGHT 3/25/2010 11:07AM

    wow didn't know netflix had workout videos hmmmm may have to rejoin
good luck on your weigh in tomorrow. have to admit I was disappointed didn/t lose the 2 pounds I was hoping for but only 1 pound to go to lose 10 for March~thank goodness there's 31 days lol

I like switching up my workouts. would really like to hook my laptop to tv as but we've been told our tv is too old. Kinda makes me mad. It may be 10 years old but in greata condition and to be told it really isn't "up to standards" and we should get a new one is crazy. I won't ever buy somthing just because there a new/better version.

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MG3KDZ 3/25/2010 9:30AM

    Good luck on your weigh in tomorrow...It is awesome to see results when you work so hard to get them..lol..have a graet day.. emoticon

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Working to finish the week strong - Day 5 : Week 3

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Last night I went out to eat at olive garden. The waiter seemed not to understanding about me and my husband spliting a meal and getting water... He looked confused almost. We ended up with worse service than all the other tables around us and I think its because he thought that we were being cheap by spliting a meal between the two of us and spliting the kids meal (like the kids eat that much food!).... I geuss he dident think he was going to get a good tip anyway so he was going to neglect our table.
Olive garden no longer offers light ranch. He brought our salad out with regular ranch on the side so I had to send it back and get light italian. This made me sad because I really like my ranch. The light itailian was surprisingly good though.

Its amazing how un-understand people who are not watching what they eat are. Like I saw these people in the supermarket the other day and we were in the bread isle.... this man picked up a package of the thomas' bagel thins (which I bought last week, they are awesome!) and said "whats the point in that?" ... His wife turned to him and said " Well thats just stupid, who would by a smushed bagel?" ..... I just wanted to turn to them and say not everyone can eat what ever they want and stay a healthy weight... It made me kinda mad for some reason.

Well back to olive garden... I ate good, I stayed within my calorie range for the day by spliting a meal with my husband and only eating one bread stick. I went over on fat and sodium though, but I figure I dont eat that way very often so it shouldent effect me too bad.

I have been doing well this week. I dident work out in the morning yesterday but I got it in when lyra took her nap. I got my workout in this morning even though I really did not want to get it in.... I hate getting up in the morning. Its so much more convient then trying to work it in durring the rest of the day and I like the fact that its done. Only 2 more days of workouts though and then I get a much needed break... I just need to push through. I have been really good on my eating latly... I feel like Im in a really good place at the moment... I really hope that sticks for a few weeks, I usually get in a good place for a week or two and then end up having a really really hard time for a few more weeks. I know that summer is comming soon though and I have my goals burned into my brain... its much much easier to stick with this when you have a concreat goal in place and its close enough to see. I want to look good in my white dress by this summer, that is my goal and thats what I am looking twards. Its keeping me moving in the right direction.

well Im hoping for a warm day so I can get out with the kids and soak up some much needed sunshine. Its amazing how much more I like being outside now that I have lost weight.... I geuss its because being active and sweating is much less unpleasent when you are thinner... its god aweful when your closer to 300 then 200.

Lets rock the rest of this week!!!

~ Jess emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LOSINGJESS 3/24/2010 4:51PM

    thanks to everyone for your great responses... its nice to know that so many others know what Im talking about. I love spark people, I have the best spark friends ever! :-)

~ Jess

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MEGANC1988 3/24/2010 12:51PM

    Awesome job! I know what you mean, it is difficult when you're trying so hard and people around you don't seem to understand, but don't let those people get to you, their high metabolism won't last forever ;)

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LIFEHASCHANGES 3/24/2010 11:14AM

    You know what drives me crazy about food issues like this??? NOw that I am so close to a healthy wait people seem so surprised that I want low calorie options. I have people whoencourage me to eat food that I turn down again and again, they make me feel guilty. Its like they think I can handle it. Inevitably I have to tell them NO, I used to weigh 296 pounds, I have a serious problem and I need to watch my food intake. Bottom line is I LOVE food, and if I let myself go then I am likely to gain weight rapidly in the cycle of guilt and shame I have lived in my entire memorable life... People seem so surpsrised, its funny actually- they are so shocked and say they could never imagine me being overweight- I feel like showing them my stomch- actually I have- LOTS of extra skin! ha hah. If its not one thing its another!
Oh and I have baked vegan, I do it to reduce calories, and eggless is a good way to bake with Kids who will lick little fingers (no slamonella issues)...
Its helthier too, if you want to cut cholesterol, and really I dont eat butter. Just butery spreads- YUM!
God bless sis :)

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MIGHTYFINEWINE 3/24/2010 11:01AM

    I get you about the people not getting that other people are trying to eat differently. I woman at work was just going ON AND ON about how she can't believe anyone does vegan baking. "WHY would you do that? It's stupid. Who wants butter and egg free cake?" Well, maybe people who are allergic? Or made a moral choice? Or just don't want to eat it? If they are enjoying their vegan baked goods, who are we to judge?

And I LOVE Olive Garden. But I only go there for lunch and get the soup, salad and breadsticks and ask them to only bring 2 breadsticks. I could live on those things.

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BELUGA20 3/24/2010 10:54AM

    Olive Garden is one of my favorite restaurants. I wish you could order lunch portions during dinner though... once the plate is in front of me there's no stopping me.

Here's my take on people being silly about low calorie items and such... There are so many people in this world that have special needs when it comes to food- allergies, preferences, health related issues like diabetes and high cholesterol. I don't understand why my special needs are some how less legitimate... I have special needs when it comes to food because I'm obese, which puts me at risk for any number of health related issues... is it so hard to fathom that I might want to eat the lower calorie item... or that I might not want cheese on my salad. I always feel like waiters are annoyed with my special requests, but it is important!

I think there's a lot of people that do understand, but those few that don't really irk me (though I try my best not to let it bother me). I think it's partially because I practice kindness and understanding of others in my daily life. I try to assume the best of other people. (Maybe that guy that cut me off is in a rush because a family member is ill... or maybe he's just a jerk, but I try to assume the best.) I expect people to assume the best of me as well...

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KENNYWHEELS 3/24/2010 10:27AM

    i was just wondering about your white dress goal. you should hang that dress somewhere you can see it every day, for that reminder in getting to your goal. Too bad about the dressing at O G. funny story about the smushed bagel. emoticon

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ANGIE0310 3/24/2010 9:59AM

    Ugh that is so frustrating about Olive Garden. I hate getting bad service. You are doing great on getting up early and working out! emoticon You are going to look great this summer!

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Progress pics - Working out

Monday, March 22, 2010

well since starting to do the biggest loser workouts 5-6 times a week I am seeing big changes in my body already and I have only been doing it a few weeks. The before pictures Im showing now are from January so its not really week zero... but I did not take pictures week 1 ... I assure you though My arms were just as flabby 3 weeks ago as they were back in january... maybe a bit smaller but still very flabby with no definition.

I cant wait till a few more weeks pass and I am seeing big results.

If you are wondering my workout routine btw.. I am doing the biggest loser video - Biggest loser: the workout.... it comes with a high impact and low impact cardio segment, a strength training segment and a boot camp segment. Its been really great at kicking my butt the last few weeks and I feel like I am really getting stronger!

Well here they are

This is Jan - March. Im loving the difference in my arms... I also notice that the loose skin there is actually tightening up! That alone is worth all the work.

This is from Jan - March and only about 5 pounds difference and I dont know if I really look much different in the front.

This is three weeks ago and today.... I think I actually look a little bigger in the second picture but my body shape is a bit different. Im hoping to see better changes in the next few weeks as I drop more weight.

I Figure I just need to keep it up and have a little patients ... untill then I can enjoy my arms if nothing eles lol.
I have to also look at the bigger picture when its all said and done I look great compared to what I started at.

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CRK910 3/25/2010 8:14PM

    Way to go!
Everytime I question if what I am doing is actually helping I just have to look at your progress and it keeps me on the straight and narrow :)

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MINENA1 3/24/2010 9:05AM

    Wow what a difference!! I have the biggest loser workout too. I did it faithfully for like 2 weeks & stopped. BUT yesterday I started up again & funny thing is.....I took "before" pics like these too! But I won't post those yet. Hehe! I'm super sore this morning from that workout. Keep it up girl!

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WINTERGURL 3/24/2010 8:59AM

    Wow I really need to get The Biggest Loser Workout to get my butt in gear!! You look wonderful! YAY YOU!!

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FLYSOHIGH 3/23/2010 3:56PM

    Your results are pretty amazing! I really like seeing you in my friend feed, you're such an inspiration! Anytime I see your avatar pic in the feed it reminds me that it's worth working out, because the results WILL come!
I think you must be an amazing model for your children, even if they don't see it yet, they will surely be very pround of you in the future! emoticon

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THE_NEW_ME_24 3/23/2010 12:06PM

    noooooooo! I read this post while at work and now I can hardly sit still or focus on what I should be doing. All I want to do is run out the door and just keep running and running. Hopefully the inspiration can last until 5 :D

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INTENTWON 3/23/2010 12:59AM

    What a great inspiration you are. Go you!

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DEB4HIM1 3/23/2010 12:53AM

  Your transformation is amazing! thanks for sharing the before/after pics.


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BABYROSEJEANS 3/22/2010 8:26PM

    You're looking fab! Keep it up!

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62NVON 3/22/2010 8:06PM

    Wow, you are amazing! Keep it up!


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SPARKYJEANIE1 3/22/2010 5:55PM

    DANG GIRL!!!!!!!!! Man! Working out sure HAS made such a huge difference for you, and so fast too! That's gotta just PUMP you up! I'm here literally doing a victory dance for you at my computer!! Serious!!

You keep it up - you're unstoppable and incredible! I am so proud of ya =)
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    You are doing so well...I`m so proud of you and wish you the best! Keep up the good work! Love your " before and after " pics.



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ANDILANE 3/22/2010 1:27PM

    Great job keep up the good work!

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    LOVE LOVE LOVE the before and after pictures

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SWEETNEENI 3/22/2010 12:33PM

    Awesome arms! emoticon
I need that video, ASAP!

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PEGGYMAS1 3/22/2010 12:09PM

    got to tell you there is a big difference!!!
keep up the good work emoticon

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HULLAF 3/22/2010 11:44AM

    What a GREAT idea! I usually get so frustrated when the scale doesn't move, or doesn't move fast. Pictures are a great motivator. Keep up your good work. You are an inspiration to me. Thanks!

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JUDITH1654 3/22/2010 11:35AM

    Great idea with the before and after pictures! And great job on your progress! That is awesome inspiration and motivation! Thanks for sharing!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HATE2BFAT 3/22/2010 11:00AM

    emoticon GREAT GREAT JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!... you make me want to really jump into this again.. I have been such a slacker..

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COCOMODEAN 3/22/2010 10:58AM

    Awesome! I need to start taking pictures along this journey too. I believe that it will keep me focused and stop me from falling back into bad habits.

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PRISCILLAE 3/22/2010 10:56AM

    Wow! Awesome changes in 3 weeks! I always feel more motivated when I see those changes. I definitely see changes in the front. Keep it up girl!!!

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