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changing my lifestyle

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Well I got so busy and so off track that I got to 212 and I'm in a wedding October 1rst and I was ordering my matron of honor dress and it was a size 20! When I got married 3 years ago it was a size 12. I was NOT having that what so ever. They said my hips were a size 20, then size 18 then size 16 so I was really wonky with measurements.

well I have started couch to 5K and I LOVE it! I love running. I can totally see a difference in my body, in weight loss (9 pounds) and in toning and just how I feel. My pants fit so much better, my muffins aren't so baked (my love handles are going down) and my husband can't keep his hands off of me! which i love. lol.

Before I would work out and such and wouldn't lose weight. b/c we weren't totally dedicated.

We went back home to Michigan and after the trip (June 1rst) We gave up anything with a drive thru, Chipotle, beer, coffee, pop, caffeine, sugary drinks, and been watching our sodium. Like I said It's EXTREMELY hard for me to lose weight. I don't ever remember losing really. I have lost 9 pounds and my husband 16 pounds! He is now into a shirt size XL which he hasn't been since high school!

It's almost a month since we've started it and we are keeping this life style. I cook with A LOT of fresh veggies, whole wheats, and such. Just really keep an eye on what I feed us.

when I finish the couch to 5K I am going to do a race. I haven't signed up one yet b/c when I'm done I need to train out side seeing as I run at the gym. That way I can also train my breathing and such. I've had issues with my asthma before but now not so much when I run inside but I'm not going to start running in 90 degree weather.

finally I am seeing results!! This totally proves that if I can do it ANYONE can do it!

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LUCKYGAL813 6/28/2011 6:02PM

    thanks every one!

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UVAGRL928 6/28/2011 1:14PM

    Awesome! 9 pounds in less than a month is crazy!

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ELVENBEAUTY18 6/28/2011 8:04AM

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DETERMINED_SOUL 6/28/2011 7:36AM

    You are doing great! I am so glad that you and your husband are able to do this together.

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Where I've been and my new plan

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

The last time I was here I was 190 well I went to 198 after that... I have lost all of that and am happily at 190 although I have 30ish more to lose. Although I do not look like I weigh 190 I am told but I need to be healthy for me and for when husband and I plan to start our family.

I have been going to the gym and that's been going great. I've met with the trainer and I also have another meeting on Friday to see about the lower body which is my problem. So that is good at least.

I can tell a huge difference in myself. I have more engry, I feel sexy, I an more toned and I can start to run.. the longest I've done is 3 minutes but before I couldn't do anything.

I also went on here and went through my e-mails and deleted all of them and left some of the groups I was in. For the reason of that at times it's over wheleming and that is to much and easier for me to keep track. So I've limited the groups I am in and also will stay better with emails.

My husband has lost about 18 pounds and a full pants size. His XXL shirts are SO big on his that co workers are commenting on it, he loves every bit of it. He's always been a bigger guy and us doing this together makes it a lot easier and a whole lot more fun. That's for sure.

So I'm hoping to keep up with SP now. :)

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DETERMINED_SOUL 10/16/2010 10:27AM

    Sounds like you are ready to hit this thing head on. It must be so motivating to see your husband doing things with you. Great job!

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SARAH_GREEN 10/6/2010 11:10PM

    My husband and I are getting healthy together too - it does make a big difference. Good luck! You can reach your goals! :)


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SHARONGD 10/6/2010 5:35PM

    Congrats on getting re-organized and you have a definite purpose and I know Sparks people will help you acheive it!!!! emoticon

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Being honest with myself and I Need HELP

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Lately I've been in a battle. A battle with myself and weight, my thoughts, my emotions. How being 190 makes me feel. I remember dates in my life by weight. I graduated high school at 135, found out I had over active thyroid 148 got married (10-10-08) at 165, now I'm 190. A LOT of that deals with that I'm an emotional eater. I've moved away from my family and friends, everything I knew to be with my husband. Not one fiber in me is regretting that or anything. that was the best thing I ever did. Just wanting to state that and put that out there.

I've been wanting to work out again and more lately. Although I feel as if it's hopeless. I NEVER lose more than 5-10 pounds and the 10 is like only happened once in the past two years and gained it RIGHT back. It's so hard for me to keep going when I don't see results.

YES I know it's for the health, it's to feel better, it's for me and not about numbers. But losing weight should be about losing some amount. I'm so freaking tired of my thighs rubbing, boob sweat, me looking over and over at myself in the mirror how a shirt will fit me and if it's a tad to small...goes into a drawer and who knows when it will be shown again.

I know it won't happen over night, I know it won't. I know that it took months to put on and so will take longer to take off. But I've worked out three months for EVERY day just about (5 days a week) and only lost 4-5 pounds. At that point I just feel like I'm on a treadmill and never going to reach my goal. I feel like it's endless and only kidding myself.

My lovely husband says and tells me how beautiful I am and how much he loves me. Yet I want to feel sexy. I want to be excited to get dressed instead of hating and dreading it b/c it's a matter of.."well what will fit me today". It's depressing and hard to get by that.

I need to do this for me, I need to do this for me emotionally and yet to loose weight. I would say my goal weight is 150 but right now I feel that will never happen. I feel like it's just so far away. I know a lot of my weight is in my thighs and stomach. Although my stomach is always the first to tone as well as my outer thighs. It's those stupid areas that's hard to reach.

I'm sitting here at the computer trying not to be nervous for a zumba class that I'm going to tonight with a friend. She just asked me to go and yet I'm nervous? why am I nervous? B/c I may look dumb? B/c I have to wear spandex so I don't get a rash from my thighs, what is it? b/c of I may get a work out and love it? B/c I may be bad at it? Yet as I type this I'm fighting tears.

I'm honestly tired of being like this but NO idea how to change it. I have people that support me yet I feel as if I don't. I know they do but it's so hard to keep going b/c I find I'm always the cheerleader but when I need it the most, no one is there cheering or they get tired of me thinking it's going no where. When I feel that way at times my husband just thinks I'm being crazy and obsessive and I just should keep on with it. Well your a man and it's easier for you to lose weight, which I hate.

I don't know why I'm saying all of this but I think I needed to for me, to be honest with myself and be able to face everything. I have to, I need to.

Although I did do some things today with my bender ball, that's a good start right?

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DETERMINED_SOUL 4/25/2010 10:49PM

    I hope you had fun at your class. I, too, moved away from my friends and family to be with my wife. It is difficult, but I don't regret a moment of it. However, I do miss them at times and wish that they were here at different moments. In my opinion, you are taking the right steps and are getting yourself in the right line of thought.

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CBSPECIAL 3/18/2010 6:26AM

    Never give up on yourself, you can do it!

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HICALGAL 3/11/2010 4:02AM

    girlfriend, sorry to hear how you're feeling but you know...sometimes we have to be our own cheerleader. i'm here most of the time.....just shout so i can hear ya and i'll get back ASAP. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NKHARRIS329 3/3/2010 9:58AM

    You are seeing results! You are dropping weight! You are making some changes!

It seems like it takes forever for the weight to come off. I've lost about 5 pounds since October. Realistically I know I'm not doing everything I could/should be, but I'm convinced that I'm doing more than 1 pound a month worth of work on my diet and exercise. My body disagrees with me, and unfortunately the body rules. That doesn't mean I stop trying, I just have to try that much harder to reach my goal.

You are working against your thyroid, so you have an additional challenge. Talk to your doctor about what your options are, try to get your thyroid under control.

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MAMAFISH1 3/2/2010 5:54PM

    Are you logging everything you eat? Are you eating lots of veggies, some fruits, lean meat? Staying away from processed foods? You might want to recheck these things. I find I lose best when I KISS. emoticon "Keep it Simple Sweetie" The sodium and preservatives don't help you lose. Hang in there slow is better, it shows you are making changes that will last. Hope this helps. We're all here cheering for you. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CRITTERMAMA912 3/2/2010 5:51PM

  emoticon I can totally relate to your emotional struggles, my fellow Ruby-Lite. I wrote a very similar blog post yesterday, but as someone posted earlier, you have taken one small step towards your goals just by posting this blog. Something I am learning on two teams that are helping with my emotional eating is that those of us who struggle need to express our feelings, not eat them, and a blog post is the perfect place to start. Here is another big hug, and I am proud of you for going to the Zumba class - a lot of times the real victory is doing something afraid, fear is there, but we do it anyway - that is empowering! Just keep taking small steps, I know you can do it!
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VICTORIANUT 3/2/2010 5:38PM

    Don't give up, and the reason you wrote all that is because venting and putting it in writing gives you perspective. I just don't know why but It's just makes it that much more real, post more often :D And I agree it really really sucks that men lose the weight faster, so annoying! lol

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THEONE909 3/2/2010 5:29PM

    Yes, you are off to a great start...Keep up the good work....


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Broken bike

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Well we have a bike in our basement and we think it's broken.

I'm sad. It died.

Well it makes a noise and I didn't burn as much and the resistance wasn't there today when I was on it. The guys(my husband and roommate) realized it yesterday so I think we're cracking it open Sunday to see what's going on with it.

I'm off tomorrow, maybe I'll go for a walk if it's not blistering cold out. Hm Idea! lol.

Happy sparking!

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LUCKYGAL813 12/17/2009 9:20AM

    you and me both! lol.

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ASHESS85 12/17/2009 9:10AM

    oh no! Hope it can be fixed!

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Been a while.

Friday, December 11, 2009

while it's been about two months or three since I've been on here. I remained active and had a lot going on.

My husband and I moved and also I lost my job and had to get another one. I got a new job after a month or so of not working.

somehow I think with the move and everything I love TEN pounds! I am now 187ish. I'm still working out and starting to feel better about myself.

I'm working out for my health and to lose weight. I have problem remembering that it's not about losing , it's for my health and for me. Before I had trouble with my thyroid but when I was working out all the time, it went into remission. It has slowly made it's way back I think.

At least some of the symptoms so now I have to do this and stick to it. I was active before(when I wasn't on here all the time) but not as much as I sh ould be.

It helps that hubby is also losing weight and in a week he's lose SIX pounds. I'm so proud of him. He's hitting the gym hard (lucky for us the gym is in our basement) and we're trying out best.

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LUCKYGAL813 12/17/2009 7:57AM

    thanks everyone for your kind words! We're trying that's for sure and that's all we can do right?

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CATHY_G 12/11/2009 3:06PM

    Good for you. You've been through a lot of changes recently and to keep losing weight through all of that is amazing. It's great that you have set such a good example that your husband is now working on losing weight too. Way to go!

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NKHARRIS329 12/11/2009 12:31PM

    Glad you kept things up while you were away! Now get back on track!

Keep us updated and good luck!

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LUCKYGAL813 12/11/2009 9:50AM

    It's hard and I'm so disappointed that I just kinda kicked back while everything was happening. Just was a lot. but We're watching Biggest Loser now and honestly, that has inspired us so much it's incredible! How have you been hon?

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DIGISCRAPPY 12/11/2009 9:25AM

    Lots of stuff going on - moving is tough and so is losing your job, but go you for finding another fairly quickly! Great job on losing 10 pounds... glad that your hubby is working at getting healthier along with you!

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