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Keeping things in perspective

Friday, August 28, 2009

My sister and I were talking about weight loss last night. She was still a bit discouraged because she gained 0.2 last week and dident think she was going to lose any this week. I told her that she needs to not worry so much about week 1 and week 2 and think about week 30. She asked me how I have stayed so motivated after almost 8 months of doing this and I told her she just needs to not think so much and just keep doing what she needs to be doing. Thinking about it really does get you in trouble because you get obsessed with the number on the scale. You just need to take it one day at a time and try not to focus on where you are now but rather where you are going or how far you have come.

What has really helped me to stay on track is my weight goal chart. (www.fitday.com) I set a goal of 200 pounds by the end of the year and even if I go up a little one week I am usually still within where I need to be to reach that goal. It really puts things into perspective so you can stop focusing on the short term and focus on the big picture.

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INTOTHEJAM2 8/28/2009 1:34PM

    I couldn't agree more. When I first started, I just took it one day at a time. I focused on what was going on, but wouldn't put too much thought into it. Thinking is a great thing, but thinking too much will get ya every time!

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Not feeling so hot about this week

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

We went out to olive garden on saturday and even though me and my husband split a meal I have been feeling extreamly guilty about this whole week. I ate over my points on saturday but I should be able to recover.

I just feel like Im in a funk this week... I feel like Im not eating the right way or exercising enough and just have a general run downed and blah feeling surrounding me.

I know after I weigh in on saturday then I will be able to push my reset button and feel better about the upcomming week, Im just tryign to stay focused and survive this week without making bad desisions.


We went to my inlaws house this weekend and my husbands parents and grandparents went on and on about how great me and my husband look. Its really been the first that anyone has made a fuss about my weight loss. My husband has lost around 70 pounds so they have seen a difference in him a bit sooner than me, but this time they noticed me too.

It felt really good but after the next day with them still doing it .... it became a bit annoying. lol. I geuss I cant complain


well I did pretty good today, I watched TV and worked out on the elliptical for an hour. Im feeling pretty hungry now so Im going to go get a snack.


A great week! 46.1 pounds total loss!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

well I have totally made up this week for my gaining the past two weeks. I am currently down to 226.9 pounds! That's a total of 46.1 pounds this year. wow 226 seems low. I look at it and it doesn't feel real... I still feel like I'm 250 for some reason even though I am noticeably alot smaller now.

I am really elated, When I look in the mirror what I see makes me happy. Its really a awesome feeling when you start to like what you see in the mirror.... when if you were told today that you would look exactly how you do now, forever it wouldn't be that bad. You see I have always wanted a smooth silloete... I could be a size 20 as long as everything was smooth all the way down and in proportion. I despise rolls but I have always had problems with looking like a pack of rolls. I'm really not that bad now. My sides which use to be boobs, roll, top tummy roll, bottom tummy roll and then hips is now almost smooth... there is a little puckering here and there but for the majority its one long line. I like that.

Its funny because now that I am smaller, I can lose 5 pounds and see a change, where before it would take at least 15 to see any new changes in my body. Its exciting and really pushes me to not eat that second helping or get up on that elliptical and do just 20 more minutes.

I'm so happy.

Me and my sister had a bet going to see who could lose the most weight this week. she weighs like 270 pounds and I have really been trying to motivate her to be motivated to change. She says she's going to do better each week but then eats bad stuff or eats too much or doesn't exercise and then gets really sad when she doesn't lose. I bet her 5 dollars that I could lose more weight than her at the beginning of the week and we put both 5 dollar bills in a jar with our weights written down.

She has worked so hard this week. She's exercised almost every day and been really good about writing down her food. It almost makes me sad that I lost 4 pounds this week because I know its prob gonna be hard to her to compete. I don't think she lost that much ..... I hope she did though, I hope she beats me so she can continue her motivation. I want her to be happy and healthy, and know how great it feels to lose weight and accomplish something that once seemed impossible.

I wish it was as easy as putting 5 bucks in a jar to motivate the rest of my family to live healthier lifestyles. I guess you cant change someone who doesn't really want to change themselves though.

Here is to another great week!!!


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JACKIEP1961 8/22/2009 9:47AM

    Well done, Jessica. Keep up the good work and continue to motivate everyone, especially your sister. Is she a Spark person? If not, maybe that is what she needs - the site is so helpful and makes you want to succeed. Logging everything you do makes you so aware of what you are doing to your body and encourages you to do better - as you have proved!

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Gained a bit :-(

Saturday, August 15, 2009

well I was hoping for a good weigh in this weekend but I gained again. Thats two weeks in a row. I gained 0.4 last week and 0.4 this week. Im still ahead because of the 6.6 pounds I lost 2 weeks ago but its a bit disapointing.

Its only a little under a pound that I gained in the past two weeks though so I shouldent get discouraged. Im going to keep exercising and trying to eat right and not let this get me down..... thats really all I can do because giving up is not an option.

I do plan on trying to get some little things taken care of that I have not been doing so good on..... like getting more veggies and drinking more water. Thats two points I have not been so great about which could account in some way to my slight weight gain.

You know what though, I still feel good about myself. I usually feel really bad and really fat when I even have a slight gain and I dont feel that way right now.... I can still look in the mirror and see so many good things about myself. Im really enjoying the new cheek bones :-D

well got lots of stuff to do today..... heres to a new great week!

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G9FIRE 8/16/2009 1:15AM

    I've had this very same thing happen to me! I know it's easy to see a little weight gain when you are exercising allot because the muscle that is replacing the fat is heavier than the fat. So I wonder if you're losing inches in your measurements? I have also noticed that without at least 6-8 glasses of water, it's much harder to lose weight. The water is much more important than I ever thought it could be. You're doing really good so keep up the good work and the positive thinking.

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WILLOW_1956 8/15/2009 2:01PM

    Great positive attitude will get ya where you need to be ;-)

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LOVELY*LADY 8/15/2009 11:41AM

    Don't give up...keep trying.

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New Undies ;-)

Thursday, August 13, 2009

when I started this journey back in January I had just got done with my 6 weeks recovery after being pregnant and all I had to wear was maternity clothes. I was really sick of the big huge underwear though so I went out and bought myself some new non-prego undies. Unfortunatly the only size that would fit me at the time was a size 12.
size 12 is huge and I have to say looking back, they were not much better than the maternity panties.

I went out last week to buy some new ones because size 12 are falling off now... they are baggy in my pants and its uncomfortable. I went out and got a size 10.
I pulled them out of the package though and they looked kinda big. Smaller than the 12s thats for sure but still big. I dident think they would fit but I couldent wrap my head around being a size 9 again. I havent bought size 9 underwear since high school.

I took the size 10s back yesterday and got a size 9..... I was really reluctant, thinking they were not going to fit and I just should have stuck with the 10s. I knew that if they dident fit though, they would fit soon enough and I would just wear the 12s untill I was into the 9s.

I worked out yesterday though and then took a shower.... pulled out one of the pair of size 9s and pulled them on.

They fit. I have to say it was a really great feeling and I was really really happy.
It really is the little things that keep you going.


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G9FIRE 8/16/2009 1:09AM

    I can REALLY relate to this blog!! I had my second baby in December and am STILL wearing my maternity undies. I thought I was the only one, so it's nice to see there are others on this planet doing the same thing. The sad thing is that they still fit me - kind of. But I've lost 16 1/2 lbs (4 1/2 since joining Spark a week and a half ago) and I think that it's time to go get some new ones. I hate to spend the money on them now because I know I want to go from size 12/14 (currently) to a size 6/8 but I think at least a few new pairs would feel good and make me smile in the morning after my shower. Who am I kidding? I don't get a shower until the afternoon when it's time for the babies 2nd nap : )

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    That's wonderful! You are doing so great! We don't think about our undies very often do we, I guess unless they are falling off of us!

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LORRAINESAN 8/13/2009 2:13PM

I love it.. this post made me laugh! :) Congratulations it's a great feeling to buy smaller unides :)

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BRONXBABE 8/13/2009 2:07PM

    Hooray for new~ and smaller~ undies! I hope you bought some colorful ones.

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SEONAG 8/13/2009 2:06PM

    Good for you! Your hard work paid off! emoticon

I am having a similar problem with bras. I hate to invest a lot of money for something I hope won't fit me in a month or two. emoticon

Keep it up!

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