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Holiday Plan

Sunday, November 22, 2009

I have been thinking of how to tackle the holidays and the simplist thing I can think of to enjoy the holidays and still lose weight is to try and eat the things I love but keep them to a few days and in smaller quanitys, instead of spluging from halloween up untill newyears on anything and everything I can get my hands on.


I figure there are only a few days that I really need to worry about -

Halloween - not a problem, I had one cupcake and My tradition is making onion soup which is low in calories

Lyras birthday - chocolate cake - I hate chocolate cake so I dident eat any.

My birthday - I got my favorites, cheese cake and a gyro... but only ate half of each

Thanksgiving - upcomming - I plan on eating smaller portions and not having many leftovers, plus I am going to eat perfectly on plan for the whole week and exercise everyday so I should still lose weight only eating bad for one meal out of 7 days.

Christmas eve - upcomming - Im going to make a special meal.... but low calorie ..... I plan on drinking some eggnog though... I LOVE eggnog! I would drink it every day but Im refraining this year and am going to save it to be a special occasion for christmas eve. :-) I have been good and have not even had one cup yet this year.

Christmas day - upcomming - I traditionaly make Cinnamon rolls for breakfast and I plan to have one. We are having a big dinner on christmas day and Im going to use the same approach as thanksgiving.

New years eve - upcomming - I think I might get some sparkling water and alternate between sparkling water and mixed drinks.... plus limit myself to only two drinks. Im not a big drinker anymore anyway. :-)

Im going to stay on track for every other day except the days I mentioned and I hope that using this type of mindful eating I can still reach my goal of 203 pounds or less by new years day.

I feel confident in my plan



Happy birthday

Saturday, November 21, 2009

well yesterday was my birthday and Im happy with it and the choices I made. I ate really light the whole day and then went out to dinner with my hubby. I have been wanting a Gyro and a slice of new york cheese cake for months... they are like my favorite foods ever, I have resisted though, telling myself that I would go out on my birthday and get a gyro and one slice of cheese cake.

you see I knew if I got a whole cheese cake it would sit in the fridge (like last year) taughting me untill I ended up eating the whole damn thing in 3 days flat (like last year). lol. Im smarter this time around.

We went out and had greek salads (I removed most of the feta cheese because there was so much you could not see the lettuce) and then we split a gyro and split a peice of cheese cake. I was proud of myself.

My husband was so sweet, he got me a T-Shirt from my favorite band Mae. :-) I had been wanting one of there T-Shirts for so long but they only carry Teeny Tiny Teen sizes so I couldent have even dreamt of fitting into one before now. anyway it was a size girls large.... I wear a womens size large so its more like a small on me.... I could squeeze my big ass into it though.... so even though I know I look like a stuffed sausage in it now I know in a few months when I reach my goal weight I will be able to get into it.

I really fought with myself on weather or not to send it back because I was saying in my head "can I really do it? can I really get that small?" In the end I said yes I can! The shirt is my new goal, I will get into in 2010 and look good. :-)


I stepped on the scale this morning and lost 2 pounds
That is awesome because I did not think I would lose any weight.... Its been a struggle with lyras birthday and my birthday and other varrious food events.

I am now 211.5 pounds. :-) Wow is all I can say to that.... I have to say that when I started this journey 11 months ago I could not wrap my head around any weight under 245.... That was the smallest my mind could imagine... I geuss it had just been so long since I have been anything under 250 that anything eles just seemed out of reach and impossible.

I can almost grasp my goal weight and If you have been fat your whole life I dont think you can really imagine how good it feels untill your there feeling it. I am so proud of myself and I have never been proud of myself for doing anything. Its nice.

Cant wait untill my next birthday... Im gonna look so good. :-)


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SHERLYNN43 11/22/2009 9:26AM

    I just wanted to say Happy birthday. My sister's birthday was yesterday! Her boyfriend's birthday was on the 20th! emoticon

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GMACAMI 11/22/2009 4:13AM

    Happy belated birthday.


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amazing control

Sunday, November 15, 2009

I was in walmart today and came accross this tummy control tank top that was on sale for 5 bucks marked down from like 20. It was totaly in the wrong section and turns out was the last one they had. I was kinda wondering what it would do for me so I went and tryed it on. it was XL and a little hard to get on but once it was on it felt good and wow! I looked in the mirror and was amazed at what it did for my body.

It was long enough to pull all the way down over my tummy pooch and tuck into my jeans. My jeans were loose with it on and I had no back fat. OOOooo no back fat. I have been waiting for the day!

needless to say it was worth every penny of the 5 bucks and it has been added to my wardrob. I have nothing to wear over it of course. lol... well minimal things anyway, but it makes me feel good.

Only thing is, it shows me really just how loose my skin really is, if my skin was tight then I would be a hell of alot smaller than what I actually am. I geuss when you abuse your skin by stretching it out over 300+ pounds and then losing gaining losing gaining over the course of 10 years then It can only recoop so much. I should be thankful that it has bounced back as much as it has.

I am defantaly on the control top under garment train though and cant wait to stock up and by some clothes that fit. Its exciteing and wonderful to wear something and have no rolls. All I have ever wanted is a smooth siloette and my wish is comming true, slowly but surely. :-)

Happy day

Jessica emoticon

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FADEDONE 11/16/2009 10:13AM

    Ooooh I want one of those. I hear you re: the loose skin + such. I think our bodies are slower to adjust to weight loss....makes you wonder what the heck it does to them stretching 'em out. scary. But yea, congrats! on such a great find...$5 no less. :)

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Reflection & Weigh in

Saturday, November 07, 2009

you know, I think the number one thing you can do to not give up on losing weight is to learn to not get upset when the scale doesn't move or moves upward. I have finally gotten to that place after so many years. I can hop on the scale and the number just doesn't hold as much weight as it use to, even when I go down I know I will prob inch back up a little bit before I go down again.

messuring your success in other places and focusing on that is the best way to be successful. Knowing that your doing a good job because your wearing pants that are 5 sizes smaller than when you started or because you can do more physically.

Its nice not being on a diet, Its nice to have changed my lifestyle and feel better about myself. So much less stress when your not on a diet, you dont constantly feel like your going to fail.


Start Weight 1/09 - 273
Current Weight - 215.3

+0.8 pounds

I did ok this week, not bad, not great, just ok. Im feeling like Im going to have a good loss this comming up week though. I gained but I really cant complain because I fit into a size 18 jeans this week and nothing can bring me down from that. :-)

Jessica (looking forward to christmas!)

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MELLY301 11/8/2009 7:41AM

    Good for you!!!

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Thursday November 5th

Thursday, November 05, 2009

I feel like I had a really good day. I kinda struggled with the water a bit but Im drinking right now and the day is not over yet. I saw that FADEDONE fit into her size 18 jeans today so I desided to go and try mine on. I bought a pair at the thrift store three weeks ago, the buttoned and zipped but where very tight, I figured I would be in them by december at least. I tryed them on today and they fit great. I feel so good. :-) I have not been in size 18 jeans since I was in 11th grade, thats over 10 years ago. reaching this milestone really makes me want to keep the momentum going and reach my goal by new years. I hope I lose again this week... Im feeling thinner :-)


~ track food ........... Check
~ Water ......... 4 of 8 glasses
~ Fruits & Veg........... Check
~ Vitamin........... Check
~ Exercise 40 min........ Only did 20
~ Plan out food ........ Check

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JUDIA62 11/5/2009 10:19PM

  WTG!!!!!Keep up the good work!!

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FADEDONE 11/5/2009 7:22PM

    Yay! I'm glad you tried them on + i'm so glad they fit! :D Congrats.

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JOANW1 11/5/2009 7:20PM

  You are doing great!!!! Congratulations.

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