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This is the first time

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Today was the first time I hit my excercise goal for a week. I have been on SP for about 7 weeks, have lost 21 pounds and am starting to get my excercise life together as well. My weight loss has slowed, as I expected it would so now, we begin the work out portion of my life. I am just basically walking at this point but it is adding up. I continue to look at the progress, not the perfection. I am in it for the long haul and feel pretty good. I walked at a Crohns awareness fundraiser this weekend. Last year, I sat and waited for everyone to come back. Yippee for me! (By the way, it was almost a mile and half!) I am going to take my measurements (wished I had done it when I started but still...) so I can track my weight loss in another way than the dreaded scale who calls me too frequently.

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TEXWIFE 5/6/2010 12:12AM

    Don't start walking its a trap! LOL as you know walking was the saving grace in my life and I only suffer when i don't do it. walking 26000 steps Saturday was a milestone for me! Keep it up Jan I am so proud of you, and get ready to say goodby to the possibility of another knee replacement!!! emoticon

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BEHMOM 5/5/2010 10:58PM

  Good for you for taking these first steps toward a more healthy you! Try a Zumba class, either on YouTube or see if you can get a DVD, or take a class at a gym. It's not for everyone, but I love it, and there are people in my Zumba classes from late teens to 60s and older, back every week and sometimes more than once per week.
Keep up the good work!

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Outback Steakhouse: You are no longer my enemy!

Monday, April 19, 2010

I had a planned visit to Outback and knew I better plan so I looked up all the nutrition information and planned what I was going to have. Then I got there. They pleasantly surprised me with a new menu that has these little symbols that you can have light style, meaning under 500 calories!!! So I had a wonderful sliced filet, with veggies on the side, steamed and delicious, a side salad and even some wonderful brown bread. That made wiggle room for a few bites of blooming onion and 2 bites of their delicious thunder sundae.

I figured that normally I would have eaten about 4000 calories just at dinner. this time, it was well under 700 calories and I feel great, satisfied and proud of myself. So go to the Outback and enjoy a nice meal with your family, guilt-free!!

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TEXWIFE 4/19/2010 12:55PM

    I too was at the Outback dinner, I didn" t really eat as well as Jan but I did not do to bad, I shared a filet and grilled shrimp new entree with my husband, ate a whole loaf of bread and shared in some dessert trio. The dinner I ate was 1000 calories but was still on track at end of day. I did go over on fat a little. I am so proud of you Jan and your self control over sweets! emoticon

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4MY4PACK 4/19/2010 1:11AM

    I'll have to check it out. It was my mother's birthday yesterday and we went to a local steakhouse, I ordered the 6 oz. filet, cut off 2/3 and gave it to my son. I also had salad with lemon, no dressing, and about 6 asparagus spears. Needless to say, tasted good, but not too satisfying! Yours sounds much better!

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1st lower pants size!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Today I tried on a pair of jeans that I have not been able to get into. They are 1 size smaller than I usually wear. I knew my old jeans were getting baggier and it was becoming annoying but I didnt think I had lost enough to be in a smaller size. Today, I weigh 18.5 lbs less and I got into a smaller size! It is pretty exciting!
Since I have over 100 pounds to lose, I am making small goals and my next one is 20 lbs (which I hope to reach next week) then 30 then to weigh 250 and on and on.

I am so happy I found sparkpeople and that this weight is coming off!

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CLEVAGAL 4/18/2010 7:30PM

    I finally got into a size of pants that I can actually buy in the store, its great isnt it its all very well to have the numbers dropping but when you physically see it in your clothes it makes a big impact. Cleva xxx emoticon

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NEWYEARME 4/17/2010 6:38PM

    Good for you!!!!


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POWERUP2 4/17/2010 5:36PM

  Way to go!!!

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I was not embarrased

Monday, April 12, 2010

Today I was at the grocery store, restocking after being away from home for a week. I got the usual items, veggies, fruit, yogurt,bread, meat, fish etc. You know how when you are in line, you look at what other people buy? I noticed a lady behind me looking at the items I was buying and I looked at it too. There was not one thing there I was ashamed of or embarrased to be buying. Now, it might have confused her that someone my size was buying such good healthy food, but I choose to think she was thinking to herself: Good for you, girlfriend!
I am proud of myself for making the changes and today, I was not embarrased by my choices.

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CLEVAGAL 4/13/2010 4:33AM

    So glad you blogged today! I have been waiting for a blog from you mamacita!!!! Cleva xxx emoticon

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VAPERCHICK 4/12/2010 9:17PM

    I know what you mean! I started buying so many healthy foods that the cashier started keeping an eye on my progress and asking questions about what she can do herself!

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Me, my weight and my dad

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

I am 48 years old. My dad passed away 4 years ago. He was very supportive of me my entire life, proud of my accomplishments, proud of who I was. Except for my weight.

I often heard "you are too pretty to be fat" or "If you would just lose a little weight, you would feel better". He acted like I didnt know I was fat! That, in turn, made me want to eat more. I asked myself who was he to tell me what to do? I was a grown woman! I knew what I was doing and I could do as I pleased! How insulting!

Did he actually think that if he told me I was fat, I would say "Oh gee, Dad, thanks for telling me cause I didnt know what size I wore or how big I am!" He just didnt understand why it was hard for me to lose weight. He ate to live, I lived to eat. He just didnt get it.

Now that he is gone and I have started on this path to health, I finally get what he was saying. He wanted me to live. For a long time and to live well. He was worried about my health not my appearance. I was just thinking that today, he would be proud of me and happy for me. Because I am doing it for me. Thanks Dad. I feel you.

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KIMBANN 11/9/2010 10:40AM

    This made me actually tear up - it is a mirror to my relationship with my mom and food. Thanks so much for sharing this - it really touched me!

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TANSHAN1 11/8/2010 11:35PM

    Brings tears to this "Daddy's Girls" eyes.
It is the way we communicate even now when the cancer has become such a HUGE white elephant in my families life.
My Dad's harp string to pull was lose weight and quit smoking....,with some derogatory terms for following my mothers path thrown in for good measure.
My Momma has been gone almost 9 years now (from this kinda cancer no less) and my Daddy is still here. I will LOVE hi always and know that he never ever meant the pain that the words brought. I wish I could make him realize that just by saying it he didn't cause any of it. It was a lot in my choices but ultimately it is part of God's Master plan and we ain't DONE yet!

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MAMADWARF 3/31/2010 10:16AM

    True words, Becky.

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TEXWIFE 3/31/2010 12:46AM

    We both had the same dad as you know. Crazy how much we miss him isn't it? My only regret is he never did get to see my earlier weight loss. I have learned since he has been gone that there is no pleasing others. I recall being called fat when i weighed 120 pounds at age 18. I do know that God is pleased whenever we respect the life He gave us and that should always be our goal. emoticon

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MAMADWARF 3/30/2010 10:59PM

    Thanks clevagal. I know we all have wierd dad relationships and I sure miss mine. I loved him alot and he was always there for me. I wish I could show off to him that I am doing it... (I love your icon picture by the way! Labs are the best dogs ever!!)

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CLEVAGAL 3/30/2010 10:54PM

    My dad has this affectionate 'game' he plays with me. He gives me a rough up around the shoulders and calls me 'big fatty' and I give him a rough up and smack his belly and say 'little fatty'. While it might not be the healthiest thing in the world to do I know its dads way of being affectionate with me and I dont mind it. Parents can have a lasting effect on the way we view ourselves and the eating habits that evolve as we become adults. I reckon your dad we be right proud of you. My dad is proud of me too. Cleva xxx emoticon

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