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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!

Jessica emoticon

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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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Golden Corral

Thursday, August 06, 2009

we went out to eat tonight and desided on golden corral. Im really very proud of myself because I controled myself quite well. My husband and sister dident seem to do as well but I geuss the only person you can control is yourself.

I wrote down what I ate as I ate it so I could keep track.... I dident eat alot of any one food but I did eat alot of little bites. There was a few things I wanted to try... like the wheat rolls, which a normal person would go, hey wheat rolls they must be good for me. then you look at the bottom of the plate and see there is about half an inch of melted butter.... and some of the veggies were the same way... if there is spots of oil floating on the top of the liquid the veggie is in, I dont touch it.

Im proud of myself though.... the whole meal was only 14 points, which is a little on the heavy side (my dinners usually range around 7-10 points) but not bad for eating out.


On the down side we have eaten out alot in the past two weeks... I feel kinda bad for spending the money and I hope there isent some hidden bad guys in the food Ive been eating that F*cks my weigh in all up.

I geuss we will see..... even if I am up a pound or only down a few points its ok.... I did loose 6.6 pounds last week so I figure there would be some rebound of some kind.



Photo Food Journal ... + feeling much better

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Im feeling much better today... dont know what my problem last night was, I just felt blah. I really appreciate all the supportive comments I got on my blog though last night, reading them really helped me from making a stupid desision. I ended up eating a huge salad.... It was like 5 points that I dident have but I knew it would fill me up so I wouldent want to eat more. Plus I exercised, even though I really dident want to. I slept on it and felt really good today.

Anywhoo, I did something totaly pointless today.... I took pictures of everything I ate. It actually kept me pretty honest though... who wants to take a picture of a handfull of triscuits or a spoon full of peanut butter. so I dident eat thouse snacky foods that I was tempted to eat.... plus I had fun taking pictures of all the things I ate.


Breakfast - strawberrie wheat thins, glass of milk, banana

Lunch - Whole wheat pasta with steamed veggies and tomato pesto / salad with light ranch/ glass water

Snack - 1/2 can progresso chicken noodle soup

Dinner - Jambalya with turkey sausage, yellow corn, slice toasted bread

Snack- Mixed drink with 8oz Diet Mnt. Dew and 1 oz Vanilla Vodka

Snack - 3/4 cup light ice cream / 5 mini chocolate chips

Snack - cup mint tea, 1 tsp honey, 1 square dove dark chocolate


Did great today .... ate right on target :-)

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2010CHEETAH 8/13/2009 4:56PM

    This was an awesome idea you had. I want to try doing this. Very motivating.

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SLYNNK821 8/5/2009 5:28PM

    Love the photo food journal... just goes to show that eating right doesn't have to look like rabbit food!

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having a hard time

Monday, August 03, 2009

I feel like crap right now. I dont feel like exercising and I really want to eat something bad for me.

I Just want to go crawl into bed and sleep untill I dont feel like this anymore.

There isent any reason for me to feel bad, I just do.


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ELVENSONG1 8/3/2009 8:07PM

    Just let yourself feel withiut worrying about why. Sometimes we all have times like this. Thinking of you.

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BRONXBABE 8/3/2009 7:55PM

    Hey, girl!
I know exactly how you feel. Just BLAH for no reason. A nap will definitely help you feel better, and keep you from eating junk that you're going to regret later.

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    Everyone has crappy days - what matters is what you do with them.

Try a warm beverage. Maybe a bowl of cereal, I eat the pre-sweetened because the calories are about the same. A piece or 2 of fruit is nice.

Try taking a nap. Sometimes when the body is tired it calls for junk food when a nap is really all that is in order.

Is there any chore that you find relaxing? Sometimes I like to iron my linen napkins. Sounds silly but whatever works.

And if you make some less than desirable decisions, that happens too. You are doing super great - just keep trying.


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QUALITYONE09 8/3/2009 7:20PM

    Hey Jessica,
Sorry that you are feeling like crap....really glad that you shared that there is no real reason for you to feel that way!!!! We all have those days girl...but it to will pass. Good idea to go sleep it off, but an even better idea is to work it off with exercise. You get two great things for the price of one...burn off some fat and improve your mood girlfriend. It helps me to remember what my goals are at moments like that...to get me over that hump. Sit back and visualize where you are going. See yourself wrapping that regular size towel around yourself that you talked about on your sparkpage. You just got to walk yourself through those crappy moments!!! We all are rooting for you!!!!


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SARKEO25 8/3/2009 7:16PM

    Please do not give up!!! You are so worth it to keep going!!! I wish someone had told me this yesterday...oh well move on. If you need something fattening to eat cut it in half and enjoy the other half the next week or write down on a list about everything that you have accomplished thus far. Also if you gain... so what. At least you know what happened and that you can take it off easily. Set backs are part of the journey.

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SAVINGHANNAH 8/3/2009 7:11PM

    Hang in there, things will get better!! I'm pulling for YOU!!!

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