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Day 1 of Spark Coach

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

I joined spark coach in hopes that it will get me past my plateau. I downloaded the app so I'm hoping to check in every night before bed. Today's topic is how to distract myself from bingeing. This is a hard one since there isn't much to do that would distract me. My best option is to not buy it in the first place. I have no need to have junk in my house so why tempt myself. Hopefully I can stick with that plan this Friday as that is my typical binge night.

  
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CARMRUN 12/4/2013 5:15PM

    Keep your eye on the prize! Hang in there and be patient. It will happen!

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CAROL494 11/27/2013 11:28PM

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Why is this so hard?

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Back again..... at least this time I haven't gained. I'm still doing Nutrisystem (which I like) but have plateaued. I think it started because I wasn't eating enough (only about 800 calories a day) and now it's because I've added junk instead of good food. I did buy some frozen veggies though so that is where I'm going to start. I'm also going to start doing Walk Away the Pounds. Because of weather I can't walk outside, I brought the Kinect up here but I have yet to use it. I lived WATP before but just found it repetitive doing the same thing every day.

My main motivation right now if my future child. I am actively trying to get pregnant (using a donor) and my weight is probably not helping. Ever month I am not successful I am spending money for nothing. I feel that WATP is a good program, it is not too strenuous so that if/when I become pregnant I should be able to continue it. During my maternity leave I will be living in the city and I hope that I can establish a good walking routine even if it means driving to the mall. I am planning on going to Disney when baby is young and I want to be able to fly comfortably, ride the rides comfortably, and overall just travel comfortably.

So here we go.... yet again....

  
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LOVELYBANDIT 11/25/2013 12:59PM

    Keep it up! It's hard! But we gotta!

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FLAGLINDA 11/24/2013 2:58PM

    Have you tried SparkCoach? This program has helped me SO much! Yes it does cost money but it is worth it. Also I just came through plateau and what I did to break it was counter intuitive, but I increased my calories. I didn't eat above my calorie limit but at the top of the range instead of the bottom of it.
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Good Luck!!

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PURPLEVALENTINE 11/24/2013 11:18AM

    Best of luck to you! I love WATP!!

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SHERYLP461 11/24/2013 7:23AM

    I wish you the best

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PROUDNM1987 11/23/2013 11:19PM

    Best of luck to you!!! emoticon

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Decision to Move to Floater - BLC23

Thursday, October 10, 2013

This is not the first time I have asked to become a floater. Usually it's because I'm "too busy" to workout, or "too busy" to workout, etc. This time is finally different! I'm on track, losing weight, getting in workouts, eating great, but my internet is HORRIBLE! I track my food in my Nurtisystem planner (pen and paper) and my workouts through Fitbit so I don't have to worry about the internet. However trying to get online to find out the weekend/tnt/lcw challenges, plus trying to keep up with the posts just isn't working. I was suppose to have my own (fast) internet weeks ago but the install guy still hasn't come back to the community. There is a looooooong list of us who are still waiting, and unfortunately until that happens my internet is very hit and miss. I usually check my email at work but I can't do much else.

I joined the challenge to help me get back on track, lose weight and get into a routine again. Even though it's only been a few weeks I feel like I am definitely headed in the right direction. Thanks BLC!!!

  
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LETHA_ 10/10/2013 8:45PM

    Hope you get your internet fixed soon. I would go through major withdrawals without my internet fix.
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SIMONEKP 10/10/2013 4:15PM

    Good luck

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BLC23 - Storytelling

Friday, October 04, 2013

For this weekend's challenge we need to tell a story about our journey. My journey is a rough one, full of up and downs. Since I love the quote "No matter how hard the past, you can always begin again" I have decided not to write about my past but about my future. Here is where I see myself going. The following takes place in the future :P

August 2017

Hello everyone! I can't believe it but I've still managed to keep the weight off. I am now down to 164 lbs which means I've lost almost 200 lbs!!!!! HOLY!!!! I am definitely half the women I used to be. I love that I can now take a flight of stairs without huffing and puffing, I can walk without issues, no joint pain, and best of all I can keep up with my child!

This month is my child's third birthday, how the time has flown by! Next week we are off on our first Disney cruise. We went to Disney when the baby was 5 months old and loved it. It was the first trip that I felt good about myself. Even with the pregnancy I was down to 250 lbs, 110 lbs lost. I was able to fly comfortably (without a seatbelt extender!), I didn't have to constantly worry if I would fit in a ride, I was able to walk around the park without worrying about getting tired. The cruise will be the first big vacation since then. Last time I went on a cruise I know I over ate, but this time I have the knowledge to make better choices. I know I won't be perfect but I will be better than I was at 300+ lbs. We are doing a lot of walking and unlike the first cruise I won't have issues. Plus I'm really looking forward to wearing a smaller bathing suit! I can't wait to see all the amazing photos of me much happier and healthier than three years ago.

This is my 11th year on SP and although it took me a while to get my act together, when I did it was magical. My goal of having a baby was definitely a huge part of it. I wanted to be able to have a healthy pregnancy. Since I was choosing to become a single mother I knew I wanted to become healthy so that my child would have me around for a long time. At the weight I was I was slowly killing myself with food and unhealthy habits. Now I am a totally different person and a better mom because of it. My child will never have to know what it's like to be obese, they will know how to make healthy choices and how to eat in moderation.

Anyway, thanks to everyone on SP. I know I couldn't have done it without you. Thanks to all those involved in the BLC challenges that really helped push me to do better. And thanks to Nutrisystem for helping me get back on the road to losing weight.

Love, The Future Michele

  
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SEAJESS 10/4/2013 12:36PM

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BRILLIANT to keep your eyes on the prize! Losing weight is hard; getting in shape is hard. There are times when the temptation to say "Fug it!" and to go for the immediate gratification right at the edge of overwhelm.

There is no point in wallowing in the past; touch lightly on it to learn and then move on.

Your beautiful vision of WHY you are working will be your life raft on rough seas.

It will be thrilling to watch you succeed!
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KATI5668 10/4/2013 12:04PM

    what a great blog..you have achieved better health & have a super attitude towards life.
enjoy your cruise & continue to celebrate the days of your life & your many blessings!!

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BLC23 Goals

Sunday, September 08, 2013

I'm really excited to be back on board with BLC!!! So far just in training I have lost 5 lbs. I know that is probably water weight but it's a good feeling. Here are my goals for the 12 weeks of BLC:

Fitness:
5000 + steps for at least 5 days a week
Structured workouts at least 3 days a week

Nutrition:
8 cups of water per day
Follow Nutrisystem

General:
Get back into a routine
Lose some weight!
Be accountable
Challenge myself like I did when I first started doing BLCs

  
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LYNNIERN 9/22/2013 7:15PM

    Great goals, you can do it. You've got yourself set up for Success!!

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LETHA_ 9/13/2013 3:38PM

    Great set of goals.
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