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Weigh-In???? Huh

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Ok so maybe this is a bit off from what the scales said this week but it shows about how I felt. Now i'm not one to just count on the scale alone, but dang after four weeks and I end the month at the same weight I began.....wait a minute here. What gives? Obviously not the fat portion of this journey. Now I won't tell ya what I did with those dang scales. I mean it wasn't very nice but it sure felt good at the moment.

You see the thing is i've been working really hard on this lifestyle change...ok maybe in public....in private i've been grabbing a bite here, a handful of nuts there, a bag of chips over here. You get the picture.

So what did I do after my little fit on the scales? I set myself up with a new plan. I got back to work, took a long hard look at myself...now that was tough....and I just got started fresh. You see what the scales show may not always be the work you've done but I have to be honest here most of the time they don't lie a lot. So if your grabbing a taste, lick, or bite and not recording it...I can almost guarantee it will show up on the scales. So for me this was a eye opening moment. Because you may get away from it once or even twice but it will catch up with you when you least expect it.

So im now day three of clean eating and being on track. I've written it down, planned it out, and yup it hasn't been easy. I've had moments where i've had to drink down a water or eat up something I didn't need. BUt i'm finding if I plan for a meal and keep to the schedule i'm ok. So for now maybe it won't be smart to veer off the written path. We all have an addiction or two in our closets mine is food. Not a shameful thing if I let it out in the open. but very harmful when I hide it even from myself by not writing it down.

So emoticon to a much better day on the scales this coming Sunday. and If not I know i've certainly given it all I could.

Michelle.

  
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GWTRIKER 4/30/2013 9:18PM

    I agree. That was a very good blog. What I tell myself to stay on track, if it goes in the mouth, it goes in the tracker.
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FISHINGLADY66 4/30/2013 8:53PM

    Great blog. You opened up you heart and set things straight. Good for you. One Day at a Time. You can do it. ((Hugs))

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JUNEBUG1944 4/30/2013 5:38PM

    Good for you, Michelle! Great blog!

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KRICKET4 4/30/2013 10:54AM

    Get rid of the scale for a month, but track your food honestly. Don't forget to exercise. You'll see progress!
You can do this, my friend!!

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GAILRUU 4/30/2013 8:27AM

    It really is easy for me to delude myself about what I am eating. The portions tend to get a little bigger, a few bites and tastes don't get tracked. I do better when I track everything.

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SLIMPAM23 4/30/2013 8:14AM

    Great Blog Michelle!!
And great attitude. I hope to get my act together in May - since April was yet another epic fail. But only because of MY choices!!
Anyway -- Stay strong and keep moving forward!
Pam

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MILLEDGE2 4/30/2013 7:37AM

    Good for you, Michelle! I noticed you had posted "I'm making progress" on the Alabama team huddle, so I decided to check by, because I know you've been struggling and a bit frustrated.

One of the motivational posters I have on my phone jerks a knot in me, every time I start "forgetting" to notice those little things which are actually adding calories. It says:

The thing about reaching your goal weight is that it's 100% possible. It's completely in your control. the only thing stopping you from getting there is you. So get out of the way.

Then I remind myself of how many friends I have who would give ANYTHING if the solutions to their own health challenges were completely in their own hands, not those of doctors or pharmacists or the fates.

As I say, those things "sober" me up. No, it's not shameful. It's human, but you are fighting the battle every day and not giving up and that WILL pay off.

Hope this day goes well for you!
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Past week in review

Monday, April 22, 2013

My weight had stayed the same for three weeks in a row. Now i'm glad I wasn't going up but I really was working hard to see a downward trend for the first time in a very long time.

This is exactly what I did. I got up and I moved more, I ate better choices, I recorded everything. I even got in a walk one evening instead of heading to the fridge. So I just knew when I stepped on those emoticon I was going to be doing a emoticon emoticon And I sure did.

I was down 1.4 lbs this week. On the average that is wonderful and steady. Now I could of been very emoticon and thought no way you owe me. But I was happy with the change and it got me reved up for the next week. Funny how losses can do that to you.

So in closing I would like to say that I had a wonderful week. I showed myself that I just need to keep pushing along and it will all fall into place. I have been here and i've done that and I even have a few t-shirts to prove it but this time is for keeps.

Michelle. emoticon

  
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FISHINGLADY66 4/23/2013 9:33PM

    Congratulations. Job well done. emoticon

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GWTRIKER 4/23/2013 8:45PM

    Congrats on your loss.

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WALLAHALLA 4/22/2013 2:24PM

    emoticon Glad the scale decided to reward you! You EARNED it!

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KENTUCKYWOMAN 4/22/2013 10:09AM

    Michele, I am so proud of you. I know how I am working like you had and nothing to show on the scale for my efforts...that would have made me hit Baskin and Robbins and a heart beat. Instead your doing exactly what HAS to be done....continue on the healthy road, even if the scale is stubborn....Here is too another GREAT week.
Love,
Joan

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So darn tired.....

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Of giving it all i've got and stepping on those dang emoticon and they don't move. So what to do about it?????? That is the question of the century.



But......

So i'm still hanging in. Tracking what I eat and moving a bit more. Why bother?


Michelle.

  
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GWTRIKER 4/15/2013 9:33PM

    Keep at it. Are you perhaps building muscle and losing inches? Good luck.

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FISHINGLADY66 4/15/2013 8:25PM

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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 4/15/2013 7:50PM

    Hang in there my friend. Love your determination. Remember I'm here for you and am cheering for you.

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KENTUCKYWOMAN 4/15/2013 3:40AM

    Hang in there my friend.

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KRICKET4 4/14/2013 11:55PM

    I like the dryer idea :)
Yes, hang in there!

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ARW715 4/14/2013 9:10PM

    I hate the scale. Are you feeling better? Clothes feeling looser? Any NSV?

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WALLAHALLA 4/14/2013 8:40PM

    Hang tuff! emoticon emoticon

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Weekly Weigh-in

Sunday, April 07, 2013

I stayed the same this week. I really am kinda happy about that as the scales have shown a gain for months now. So at least i'm at a stopping point and it is downwards from here. I got this.

Michelle.

  
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WALLAHALLA 4/8/2013 11:36AM

    that's the attitude emoticon

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FISHINGLADY66 4/7/2013 9:43PM

    emoticon emoticon Your on your way in the right direction. Keep emoticon

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SLIMPAM23 4/7/2013 9:16PM

    Good for you Michelle---
Once you reach the stopping point then there is no where to go but DOWN!!! Have a good week girlfriend!!!
Pam

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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 4/7/2013 5:17PM

    Yep you got this!!!

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KRICKET4 4/7/2013 11:09AM

    Turning point!!
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SHERYLDS 4/7/2013 11:02AM

    It's tough when you feel lost....
Good for you finding way back. emoticon

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KENTUCKYWOMAN 4/7/2013 10:14AM

    That is the Spirit. You know you have been doing all the right things, so look out next week.
Hugs,
Joan

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ARW715 4/7/2013 9:21AM

    WooHoo!

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TCANNO 4/7/2013 6:39AM

    Very well done

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Good luck in the coming weeks


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Change has to come from YOU

Saturday, April 06, 2013


Biggest Loser


“You need to WANT to change. You need to be willing to do the work.” – Jillian


Is this not so very true of some of our journies? I know it explains a bit about mine.

Change is now, the change is within each of us. So lets get moving in the direction we want to be.

I'm giving it all i've got.

So far i've had a great week. Good enough to see a loss I can't say but really good enough to step on those darn scales with my fingers crossed....wait I don't need to do that do I? Nope im just hoping on in the morning and letting the new week begin.

Michelle.






  
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WALLAHALLA 4/8/2013 11:38AM

    great quotes emoticon

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    great quotes emoticon

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SWIMLOVER 4/7/2013 1:14PM

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KRICKET4 4/6/2013 10:42PM

    Hope you'll have a great weigh-in tomorrow.
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ARW715 4/6/2013 10:25PM

    I am always inspired when I read your posts. Glad you have had a great week so far!

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