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Day before weigh in

Friday, September 17, 2010

Ok, we all know that the day before a weigh is the most ackward of all. We question each moment, we worry uncontrolably, we panic, we get the what if's....this week is no different for me then any other. I stuck to plan, I exercised over and above some days and right on others. I ate what I was suppose to and even the occasional treat was within my limits. today is the day before a new week with ww and I still have 16 free points and all ap points. So i've done an awesome job. I also know that if I don't eat all my free points I don't tend to lose, and that has me a bit worried. It wasn't like I didn't try I just haven't been hungry like normal. which is kinda weird because this is my pms week and that also has me a bit worried. The water weight.

So i'm not going to judge my week by the scales. I wonder sometimes why I worry so much what others will think of my weigh ins to be honest if I didn't say anything about them who would know but me. It is the accountabiltiy that keeps me honest though. That is what we all need to make each day become a week and each week a month. If we didn't have to be accountable to anyone we could slip and slide all the time and who would be the wiser? We would that is who. We are here for us, for our own goals and happiness. OUr own reasons to want to lose and each of us has to be willing to take good with bad and so on.

So I say i'm not going to let the scales be the judge of my week but will I? My friends know they still will be. I'll still rant and rave at them, kick them, and then I'll buck up, regroup, and begin again. Afterall that is what this journey is all about, beginning again. It doesn't end with a week, month, or even a year, this is lifetime. So really we have all the time in the world to reach our goals, right? Wrong. If I thought like that I would still be at the beginning. We don't have time limits to lose but we should be wanting to move on from this stage one, the weight loss, into stage two, the maintenance. After all that is where the real work will begin.

So as I leave you i'm heading off to begin my day. That means at least 30-40 or more minutes of cardio first thing. I also do the exercise of the day for my Alabama team and this week is abs so i'm off for the last day of that this morning. Gotta have six pack abs you know. I may not always feel like exercising but if I tell myself 20 min. it usually leads to about 60 minutes or it has been know to be more. Once i'm moving I keep saying "you can do 10 more minutes". Give it a try.

Michelle.

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KNITTABLES 9/17/2010 2:54PM

    Michelle. good for you for not letting the scale run your life, You are working real hard and that's what counts the most. Good luck with the weigh in. emoticon

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KENDRACARROLL 9/17/2010 9:58AM

    Exercise is contagious that way. The hardest part is getting started and then it takes on a life of its own.

I don't weigh in weekly. (Can't handle the pressure... :))
I've decided that my next weigh-in will be next week Wednesday.

Happy OP day today and good luck with your weigh-in tomorrow.

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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 9/17/2010 9:11AM

    Michelle, you have done so well this week and should be so proud of yourself! No matter what the scale says, you ARE a success and you will continue to be!
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BUTTERFLYEMERGE 9/17/2010 8:25AM

    You know, I don't worry about WI. It is what it is. I do my best during the week and the scale is only one measurement of my progress. I don't let it rule my day ... not any of them.

Wishing you the very best tomorrow!

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Update:

Thursday, September 16, 2010

emoticon emoticon emoticonJust a quick update. All is well with me up to this point. We all know it can change at the drop of a hat but really so far i'm holding well. Learning new tricks and staying on plan has become a very important part of my days. I'm ready to reach my goal weight and begin the next leg of my journey, the hardest part of all maintenance.

So hopefully this weeks weigh in will bring me one step closer to seeing the magic number in the next few months. I'm taking this in two pound increments from here. Meaning my goals are mini and each is a step towards the ultimate. I'll just take it one or two as the case my be pounds at a time.

I;m wishing you each a wonderful on plan day.

Michelle

  
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ITSAWRAP_DIMI 9/16/2010 7:03PM

    You are doing a FANTABULISTIC job!!(yes it is a word I just made up)

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KNITTABLES 9/16/2010 5:48PM

    Michelle that the way to do it, good for you. Take it one day and one pound at a time. I am with you there.
Take care.

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KENDRACARROLL 9/16/2010 9:58AM

    Ya, one day at a time, 1 pound at a time.
Still walking right beside you.
A walk on country roads, however, sounds a lot more fun than my usual walk on city streets...
Have a wonderful day.

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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 9/16/2010 9:14AM

    Michelle, I hope you have a wonderful day! I think taking this in small steps is a wonderful idea. Look back over how far you've come and be very proud of all the hard work you've done!
Have a great day, you've made it a great week, let's finish it strong!!
Kristi

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JESSIELOVE78 9/16/2010 8:05AM

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BUTTERFLYEMERGE 9/16/2010 8:01AM

    Wishing you an awesome day, my friend!

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Happiness is for me.....

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

emoticonHappiness is for me putting on a pair of pants from last winter a size six and having them be too big....forcing myself to head off for my morning walk with a "you can only do 20 min. today" and not returning for an hour and a half....going to bed with a point remaining for the day on ww......not having that icecream I suddenly thought about as I was getting into bed.....stepping on the scales to see a loss and not a large gain....having people say "wow youve gotten so skinny" and really for the first time believing they mean it.

emoticonThese are a few of my favorite things as the song goes from a sound of music....I'm beginning to wake up from a long sleep. I felt for so long on this journey I was just going through the motions but now i'm seeing that I have done this. I have created the me i'm becoming. I wasn't led, I didn't follow, I did this on my own. Under my own steam i'm exercising daily and loving how I feel when I do and know how I'll feel when I don't. Forming habits is a big part of getting healthy. counting your fruits and veggies during the day to make sure your getting at the very least five, all part of my day, drinking that water before having a diet coke because it is a must, getting to bed at a normal time because I feel oh so much better when I do. Liking how I feel in my own skin for the first time in very many years.

emoticonYou also can feel this way. Sit down and note what your happiness is. I bet you come up with a few without trying. we spend so much time knocking what we don't do, maybe it is time to spend some energy on what we do right all the time. What new habits have you picked up without realizing it?

Today is a new fresh day. It is filled with hope and promises of a great future. Why not make the future today.

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KENDRACARROLL 9/15/2010 10:37AM

    The longer we practice the better we get :)
We can also practice being positive, but you're already so good at that :)
Keep up the great work.
Hard work and determination will get us there.

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ITSAWRAP_DIMI 9/15/2010 5:05AM

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Very inspiring blog!

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KNITTABLES 9/14/2010 6:57PM

    What a great blog Michelle, THis is awesome to read, Glad to hear your happy. YOu are amazing and doing a great job. Hugs

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SLIMPAM23 9/14/2010 10:19AM

    GREAT BLOG!!! You are an inspiration to all of us Michelle - we are blessed to have you with us on this journey!!
Pam

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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 9/14/2010 9:34AM

    Thanks Michelle! You sound positively radiant and I am so very proud of you!! You DID do this..you ARE doing this and you are doing GREAT!! It makes me happy to hear you sound so happy!
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I admire you courage, determination and perseverance. Thank you for sharing your journey with me.

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BUTTERFLYEMERGE 9/14/2010 7:30AM

    Counting blessings is such a great motivator!

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CALGARYDAVE 9/14/2010 6:11AM

    Good, positive thinking!

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MCCALI59 9/14/2010 6:06AM

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MARYJOANNA 9/14/2010 6:00AM

  How true! Putting on clothing that is too big now is great! Kudos to you!

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BEACH_BUMM 9/14/2010 5:59AM

    Great Blog Michelle! Hope you have a great day! emoticon

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The journey

Sunday, September 12, 2010

emoticonWe hear that all the time from friends and family alike. But do we really believe in our heart that we can win this battle? emoticonI know i'm going to do my utmost to see this journey through to the end.

I told myself I was giving up the snacking. It just wasn't working for me. I didn't know when to quit. So I have done great so far. Funny once you set your mind to something how it can be done. Maybe all those other times I was on the journey were just practice for this once in a lifetime moment. To succeed. I had a birthday party for my three year old grandson to attend yesterday. How did I do you may ask? emoticon emoticon emoticonI had a plan when I went, I stuck to the plan and it worked out fine. I enjoyed the visit with family and friends, afterall that is what I was there for not just the meal.

I came home at about six and had a cup of broth (my tea of choice) and a small bag of popcorn. I then read for a bit and went to bed. No snacking, no uncontroled munching, no cheating. My daughter in all her loving wisdom saw fit to give her mom a nice bigggggggggggg cinnamon roll from the cinnabun place in the mall. Did I eat it? nope, I took bits and put it in a small bowl to have one bite daily. My hubby has promised to finish the roll. He hasn't as of yet and soon it will hit the trash.

So I"m off to walmart now. He is getting impatient to finish a home project and he is looking over my shoulder and it is driving my mad. So continue on your journey and never give up. You just have to take it one day at a time. looking too far ahead can make the strong lose their balance and fall.

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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 9/12/2010 11:06PM

    You sound uplifted and positive and that is fantastic! Way to go at the birthday party AND saying no to the cinnamon roll! Your positive attitude is infectious so now I just have to work on keeping pu with you!! emoticon
You're doing great!!! Way to go!
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ITSAWRAP_DIMI 9/12/2010 7:54PM

    That ending statement was POWERFUL!!! I am practicing staying in the NOW as Eckhart Tolle says.

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HUMMINGBIRDFLY 9/12/2010 12:53PM

    You ARE doing it Michelle! emoticon

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KNITTABLES 9/12/2010 12:10PM

    You are doing a great job, keep it up and yes emoticon

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BUTTERFLYEMERGE 9/12/2010 11:24AM

    emoticon Broth is soooo yummy! Keep it up! You're doing just fine ... learning as you go!

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My weekly weigh in

Saturday, September 11, 2010

emoticonI met my goal for losing one pound this week. How you may ask? i'm really not so sure. I feel the exercise was the reason. I can't stress enough how we need to move with this journey. I'm going to strive hard this week for another pound which will bring me to a new personal low. I know I can do this.

My plan to give up snacking is working so far. I was thinking this morning when did the need to snack become such a addiction. I never snacked when the kids where small, of course I was still large from the meals, and no movement that was included in laundry, grass mowing, and just life in general. I really didn't sit down and snack on the chips and such until later. So what made it such a part of my life that thinking about quiting puts me in a nervous trance? can't say. I'm working on changing that. I have worked on changing the eating in bed and so far none. I'm now moving on to the need to munch. One baby step at a time. I can tell ya that so far the last three days have been successful. I have found in the evenings I have to talk myself out of such nonesense but i've won each night.

So this is my new week and i'm going to make it a successful one. I have shopped and planned my meals for the week. I see a loss in my future what about yours?

MIchelle.

  
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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 9/12/2010 11:03PM

    way to go, Michelle! I knew you could do it! Congratulations on the loss for the week AND to saying no to the snacking. I think you are right, the exercise is crucial, and I promise to get myself moving every day this week!! Hang in there, you are doing great!

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MILNE81 9/11/2010 8:05PM

    emoticon I'm glad you're seeing progress! I'll be here cheering you on this week too! You can do it!

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RACEMOM576900 9/11/2010 4:10PM

    Great job this week Michelle! You are winning the battle against the snack attacks! Good luck this week. I know emoticon

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KNITTABLES 9/11/2010 1:55PM

    Great job this week and you will rock it out next week and make your goal. WTG.

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BUTTERFLYEMERGE 9/11/2010 10:45AM

    emoticonMichelle! What an awesome week for you!!!

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KENDRACARROLL 9/11/2010 10:25AM

    Great job! Congratulations.

I wonder, in a world of plenty and food available to us practically 24/7, what exactly puts us in a frenzy when we think about bridging the gap between meals without eating? I'm of the same mindset and what the heck is this about anyway?

Sometimes I think reading too much and too many conflicting opinions is just adding to the general confusion.

I've often weighed the advantages/disadvantages of 3 square meals versus constant mini meals throughout the day and came to the conclusion that I can't mini-meal. I've proven that to myself (again!) so far this month.

So, I'm with you, let's cut out the snacking and find more meaningful things to do between meals.

Happy Saturday!

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HSMOMX2 9/11/2010 10:04AM

  emoticon emoticon I'm sure you will hit your goal this week too. Keep up the planning for success and great work. You will get there!

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HUMMINGBIRDFLY 9/11/2010 9:30AM

    emoticon on a emoticon week Michelle! emoticon

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