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bad weekend

Monday, April 12, 2010

well I had a really rough weekend. I was kinda in an "I just dont care" mood... I dident workout at all, I ate like sh*t.... I mean really really bad. I think saturday I dident even have a set meal... I just snacked the entire day.

I would sit here and hang my head in shame but I know from expereience that dosent get you anywhere. Im just going to admit that I had a bad weekend and start over.

Im off to a really great start this weekend. I got up at 5:30 after having like 10 hours of sleep and had a bowl of old fashioned oatmeal with peaches and a half an orange. Ive had 2 cups of water already and got my cardio in for the day already.

I have been cleaning my deck for the last few days. It was black and green with crud and alge and general moldy funk... It was not pretty. You couldent even see what color the wood was suppose to be. Its never been sealed, the people that lived here before us I geuss just slapped it up and never did anything eles to it.

Anyway it took me around 6 hours of hard core sweeping and scrubbing, 2 gallons of deck cleaner and a bottle and a half of straight bleach. Now you can see the wood color and there is no more funk on it. My arms feel like jello too, which is another good thing. :-)

Today Im going to be staining and sealing it and Im looking forward to lounging in the back yard with the kids this summer and basking in the glory of all my hard work.

:-) Hope everyone has a happy monday!!! Lets make this week awesome!

~ Jessica

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JUDITH1654 4/13/2010 4:15PM

    Awesome job! And great attitude. We can't undo the past, but we can shape the future! Good for you for not giving up! emoticon

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COCOMODEAN 4/13/2010 9:20AM

    I had a bad weekend too. I didn't go too crazy, but crazy enough. Yesterday, I got right back into the groove of things. One still has to keep their eyes on the prize. emoticon

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HULLAF 4/13/2010 7:53AM

    Good job getting back on track! Everyone has a bad weekend, or day, or week. The best you can do is get back on track. Hope the deck turns out great!

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BIZENMO 4/13/2010 12:21AM

    It's hard keeping your nose to the grindstone EVERY day! Glad to hear you've cut yourself some slack! It's only one day of the many that will make up the rest of your life....if you can't allow yourself a little "joy" and "freedom," what's the point?! Sounds like you've recovered and are back on track! You go, Girl!!!

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BELUGA20 4/12/2010 6:45PM

    I had a bad weekend too. Nothing to do but to make the week go better.

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SPARKYJEANIE1 4/12/2010 11:26AM

    HEY!! Well I'd say that all that scrubbin away has definitely got you burning some MAJOR cals, so don't worry about that "I ate like sh*t weekend"....

That's what I love about you, you acknowledge where you have gone wrong and immediately pick yourself back up and get right back at it! That's my girl!!!

Now...imagine how great it'll feel when you're able to see that deck in all it's beauty with the knowledge that YOU did it!!

Yaay, buddy!!
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YESITSDEB 4/12/2010 10:12AM

    Great attitude! What happened over the weekend is over and you're already moving forward. WELL DONE! The hard work you did cleaning that deck certainly counts as fitness! Enjoy the fruits of your labor and have a great week! emoticon

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JENNIFER0807 4/12/2010 10:11AM

    ooh i wish i had a deck...and a house for that matter. I am apartment living in the city! ughh... good job on getting back on that horse! emoticon

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MONTANA_ED 4/12/2010 9:09AM

    That is great that you just got back into it after your "bad day". I too have had bad days and will even tell people that I'm having a bad day - but tomorrow I will be better. Besides, having a bad day once in a while is probably a good thing! Keeps your body wondering just what the heck is going on...

Keep up the great work!


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SWEETNEENI 4/12/2010 8:58AM

    You may have had some setbacks this weekend but the deck was a major achievement! WTG! Just set your train back on track and don't look back. Happy Monday emoticon

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JULIEQ2011 4/12/2010 8:53AM

    Great attitude! We've all had those weekends but what makes you a success is getting right back on track. Sounds like that deck gave you quite the workout! I hope you have an amazing week. You should be very proud of yourself :-)

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    You go girl! I love the "I did it. It was stupid. Let's move on." attitude. I think dwelling in mistakes is what got us all here in the first place.

Awesome job turning things around!

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motivation & weigh in

Friday, April 09, 2010

Last week:192
This week:191.8

loss for this week: -0.2


I want to be mad at point 2 pounds but the truth is last week I lost over 2 pounds and thats a big number for me... I geuss I am due for a down week.

I have also been slacking on my workouts... I did ellipitcal twice this week and the truth is that elliptical is pretty easy for me now... its my lazy workout. I geuss I have just had a general lack of motivation to workout this past week. I havent been wanting to get up in the morning and then I use the excuse that the kids are up so I cant workout and then by the time they go to bed at night I still dont feel like it... well even more so.

This week I need to pick up the pace on my workouts while still watching my food. I know motivation is not something you have or dont have, its just a choice you make for yourself... you choose to workout and how hard you workout, you choose to eat right. I need to start making better choices for me.

well hopefully next week will be better overall for me. :-) I hope everyone eles has an awesome week as well!!!

~ Jess emoticon

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HULLAF 4/9/2010 9:33PM

    A loss is a loss! You will have a better week next week. Keep up the good work. emoticon

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ANALYZETHIS1 4/9/2010 11:16AM

    Keep up the good work Jess

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YESITSDEB 4/9/2010 10:09AM

    hey, .2 lbs is nothing to be ashamed of. Any loss is a positive thing. Keep up the great work! emoticon

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CRK910 4/9/2010 9:30AM

    I hear ya Jess.
I have found sometimes, especially with a new baby in the house that the only time I can fit in my workouts are during my lunch hour, so I come home and jump on my treadmill for 30 minutes, take a shower, pack a lunch and head back to the office.

I have found that even when I dont really feel like excercizing and I start to make excuses I just have to force myself to do it. To quote one of the guys at my gym... the hardest part of excercize is actually getting to the gym lol.

best of luck on your motivation this week, and let me know if you need anything :)

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RITAROSE 4/9/2010 9:08AM

  Can you set aside some time to make a plan for next week? Things to consider would be what you can do when you are faced with a lack of motivation and a desire to be lazy? I had that problem big time in the beginning, but hardly ever now that I've come to love exercise. I walk everywhere I possibly can now and even when the weather isn't good as long as I'm prepared for it, I enjoy my walks. This journey is a process. Don't beat yourself up when you don't do what you should or do what you shouldn't, just go on after reviewing why the slip up happened and how you can avoid it in the future. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonRitarose

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WATCHMEGO2 4/9/2010 9:06AM

    It may be 'only' .2 but it is .2 in the right direction!! I think a lot of people struggled this week but we have to just keep going and things will work out. emoticon

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MG3KDZ 4/9/2010 9:01AM

    I hope next week is a better week for you and me..I seem to have lost that motivation that you speek of=( I will find it..lol Have a great weekend...

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Friday Weigh in : Week 4

Friday, April 02, 2010

History for 2010

1/2/10 : 204.6
2/2/10 : 200.0
3/2/10 : 196.4
4/2/10: 192.0

Total lost for the year : 12.6 lbs.


Last week: 194.0
This week: 192.0

Im happy with this weeks weigh in. 2 pounds is awesome! I can see a difference in my body as well so Im pretty sure its not water weight. Im hoping to continue dropping this next week. we will see though.

Im losing an average of 4 pounds a month, which isent so bad I guess. I wish it was more but, my body is not going to go any faster than it wants to go. I was really hoping to get to goal this year but if things keep going like the current trend, then I might have to settle for reaching my goal summer 2011. No big deal. If I keep going like Im going I will be around 170 by christmas... and Im sure I will still look pretty awesome at 170!

So Im back on track... fad diets aside.... and ready to work really hard to get another pound or two next week. :-) Im feeling really really great about myself right now... well when I have my clothes on (its getting quite devestating on the loose skin battle ::sigh::) .... My arms are looking better in tank tops, something I have always wanted .... and My size 16 jeans are starting to look looser. Im also getting close to wearing one of my mini goal shirts... Its a size girls large tshirt from my favorite band MAE... Im wearing it in my profile pic, its super tight though so Im not quite there yet... another 6-10 pounds and it should be good on me.

Well, gotta go! Time to rock next week!

~ Jess emoticon

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FLYSOHIGH 4/9/2010 8:57PM

    I find this post very comforting. I am happy for you! But you are also giving me hope, so thank you!

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BELUGA20 4/2/2010 11:26AM

    Yay! You are going great!

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CANTON01 4/2/2010 8:43AM

    Congrats!! You're doing a great job!

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ANNISSAT 4/2/2010 8:30AM

    Way to go! Keep it up! emoticon

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I lost 10 pounds!!!! - Week 4

Thursday, April 01, 2010

APRIL FOOLS!! HAHAHAHA! sorry dident get to trick anyone today :-) knew you would fall for it. I dident lose any weight today... well that I know of... I dident even weigh in.

Update: week 4

well I started south beach and it wasent so bad.... you do the first two weeks eating very limited carbs, no bread, pasta, rice, sugar ect...... You can have a few things you cant have on adkins though - like low fat yogurt and milk and beans. That was nice.

Well after a few days me and my husband arent doing so hot... they say if your still hungry to eat more but the main staple of any low carb diet is meat and I cant afford to be cooking up enough to really make us full each meal... I mean I use meat very sparingly most of the time, Im talking like 1/2 a pound for 4 people and only cooking meals with meat in them part of the week. I have used up enough meat in the last few days to last me 2 weeks before.

To make matters worse we both have zero energy and Im constipated. emoticon ... lol, yeah too much info I know... sorry.

But anyhow, I did some thinking today and losing weight a little faster is not worth it to me to feel like crap. I want to find something that works with my body better but this is not it.

I just need to play around with my eating a little and find something eles that works for me. Maybe cutting out processed snack foods... or the eating out once or twice a week... I know thats most likely not helping me in the least. I do agree that I prob eat too many carbs so maybe I will try to reduce my starch intake and bump up the protien and veggies a bit more. find a balance.

I got the new biggest loser 6 weeks to a healthier you book today and they have some pretty good meal plans in there that I might try.

But other than not being able to hang with the south beach diet, I did well on it, nothing off limits passed my lips for the few days i was on it... well except tonight. I had breaded tilapia, 1/4 of an apple and a cup of strawberries.
I dont plan on eating every bad thing in site... the good thing about trying out new ways of eating now is I know if I fail at them then Im not going to revert back to the way I was before.

I have not exercised every day this week, maybe 3 times because of general lack of energy. I tried Tae-Bo tonight (well part of it) and I had to turn it off... Its not that I couldent do it, its just the moves are so fast pace and all over the place i just couldent get it. I like nice simple to follow workouts... a squat here, a jumping jack there, run in place, punch punch punch..... You know what I mean.

But anyway, Im still hanging in there... I havent fallen off the wagon so to speak and Im not quiting. Im hoping for a good weigh in this week... but if I havent lost anything I will be ok. I feel pretty good at the moment and I know that this stand still in my weight loss will pass... this has happened before and I just need to push through it like last time.

Hope everyone eles is doing great this week - we gotta keep working hard, summer is just around the corner!

~ Jess emoticon

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BIZENMO 4/3/2010 12:05AM

    Have you read up on an anti-yeast diet? I'm following a modified version (my own changes) and it's seeming to be helping me. Basically, you stay away from stuff that supports yeast growth, i.e. bread that has yeast in it, sugars, condiments (hidden sugars), alcohol, cheeses, etc. Now, I'm not totally abstaining from them, but I'm limiting them...it's a thought! Keep up the good work!
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BELUGA20 4/2/2010 11:45AM

    Thanks for sharing your experience with the South Beach Diet. Even the... emoticon. ;) I've been trying to up my protein, but it is hard! I even have a protein drink almost every morning (very expensive) and it barely gets me to my low end. I'm bad with the eating out as well. This month I'm trying to limit High Fructose Corn Syrup. It's supposed to be worse for you than regular sugar (in terms of weight gain) and may scar your liver! So I decided I would avoid it. Maybe something to think about.

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JENNIFER0807 4/2/2010 10:27AM

    I guess my advice would be to take a look at what helped you in the past to get to where you are today. You have done such a great job losing weight. If it aint broke why fix it. Maybe u just need to go back and do what you were doing before. Best wishes...
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2BFREE2LIVE 4/1/2010 11:12PM

    Hey good one, check out my page I have lost 118 pounds and weigh 121 for real!!! No Aprils Fools either. Sandy emoticon

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JUST_SIMONE 4/1/2010 11:11PM

    I know there are a lot of fans of low-carb diets out there, but personally, I'm a big believer that carbs are very necessary for energy, especially if you're working out. I'd try to limit processed carbs like white flour and sugar, and aim for whole grains. With experimentation and patience, you'll find what works for you.

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Starting Fresh : Week 4: Day 1

Monday, March 29, 2010

Im changing my weigh in day to monday because I started something new today and did my weigh in this morning.

Ok its monday morning and I have had a weekend full of eating. My eating was no where near as bad as it would have been before my healthy lifestyle change and I dident really feel out of control at any point, but it was still worse than what I normaly do. I ate out friday night, got a gyro and a greek salad light on the feta cheese and fat free ranch and then split a huge peanut butter chocolate cake thing with the kids and my husband... I went to my inlaws on saturday and had a ham dinner with green bean casserole and other naughty sides... I had a small peice of horrible for me cake... small not because I was watching my calories really but small because super sweet stuff makes me really sick. I also had quite a bit of easter candy out of the kids baskets (we celebrated easter this weekend)... Last night we had lasagna and I had 2nds.... I also had buttery itaillan bread... like half a loaf! It was a really bad weekend for me.

I dont feel guilty though because I have to say that it was mostly deliberate. Im trying to shock my system into dropping a big number next week. Ok maybe I shouldent be doing it this way, maybe I should just be patient with my teeter totting between 194 and 196. I have been patient for the past few weeks and now instead of just waiting around for my body to do what I want Im trying to manipulate the situation.

I had the food overload durring the weekend and I expected to gain a few pounds.... I was even in fear that I would gain so much weight that I would throw myself back up from overweight to obese. :-( ..... I was really scared to step on the scale this morning but I knew that if I dident check my weight today then I wouldent know if I lost anything when I weighed myself next week.

I stepped on and OMG I lost weight! almost a pound! I am now 194.0 pounds. hmm. Maybe my body just wanted some extra calories.

Anywhoo Im starting fresh today and starting something new. I have been thinking about starting the south beach diet for a few weeks now... I did some reading and it really dident seem like a bad diet... not too undifferent than the way I eat now, maybe just a bit less processed food. The induction phase of it is a bit low carb... no where near as low as adkins but still low. I figure maybe this diet will jump start my weight loss again, I hear it works pretty good.

I got the book and went shopping yesterday and plan on doing phase 1 for 2 weeks. Hubby is doing it with me... he is really hoping for results too because after losing 80 pounds he has been stalled for months.

I still plan on keeping up with my workouts.... I did not get my workout in this morning but Im gonna do it when lyra takes her nap later on today.

Im still a little sick but I feel much better this morning than I have all weekend. Yay... I cant wait to feel 100% again.

~ Jess

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MARIEFIYA 3/31/2010 9:21PM

    Good luck on south beach! Good job on being positive about the weekend. I have the food lover's program. It is so easy to follow cuz you are eating all of the time! It even has a plan for plateuing. It says to eat a little more that week. So what you did is probably going to end up helping you like you said!

You are doing wonderful, and it is sooo inspiring! Keep it up and you will be to your goal before you know it!


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BIZENMO 3/31/2010 7:45PM

    You go, Girl! Glad to hear you are putting thing into perspective. I can't say I know what you're feeling cuz I haven't hit a plateau yet, but I know it will be coming. I had me a regular soda pop, the first in over a week, yesterday and it threw me over on my calories. I didn't care because the past 10 days or so, I'm down almost 11,000 calories. My folks don't have a lot of junk food around and what they do have, I've been able to stay away from. I am thinking of a bowl of ice cream tonight. I don't even have 1000 calories yet today. I have a little room to play with.

Good luck with the South Beach diet. I'll keep an eye out to see how you are progressing! I've got my fingers crossed for you! Wishing you success with your plan! I like your envelope plan. That's neat! And, I understand about the size 12's! That made me laugh out loud! LOL!!

Talk with you soon! M.
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LEAHANNE1989 3/30/2010 1:48PM

    Some people do calorie cycling, eating with in their calorie range. One day they may eat at the lower end than other days the higher end etc.

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LINIS_THIN 3/30/2010 11:01AM

    Don't understand it but I too lost weight with the high calorie shock to system test!


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BELUGA20 3/29/2010 4:26PM

    Be sure to keep the world (or sparkpeople) updated on how your diet goes. I'm really curious. Good luck with your new weigh in day too!

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SPARKYJEANIE1 3/29/2010 4:07PM

    You're so great! You immediately identify when you feel something could be going not so good and you boldly change it up! And what a great surprise it must have been for you to step on the scale and see you LOST!
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Maybe that south beach idea will be a good change for you, and considering you're only gonna try it for a couple wks - then you'll be able to tell if it's working. AND BRAVO, hubby for joining in and offering support!!! Wish I had that in my house, girl!! =)

Here's to a great new start and before you know it, you'll be seeing 180's on the scale!! OOOOHHH, YEAH!!

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YESITSDEB 3/29/2010 1:37PM

    Sounds like a plan! emoticon

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NANC304 3/29/2010 11:28AM

    Good luck on your fresh start.

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MORETHANWEIGHT 3/29/2010 11:15AM

    Well what do ya know LOL I truly laughed out loud when I read your weight loss~~as if the scale thinks its in control of us

I am really thankful my kids are older and we won't have as much Easter Candy~they're getting headphones and iTunes cards

Good Lick with South Beach~important to find something that works for you. I am loving FoodLoversFatLoss because it works into my and my family's lifestyle

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LINDAGAIL51 3/29/2010 10:18AM

  I know where you are coming from. I too have tried all of the diets, and this is the only one that makes any sense. Good luck!

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