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For dinner, I went with....

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Chinese stir fry. Thanks for all the ideas. I am gonna make a bunch of chicken next week and use all your ideas for the whole week!

I had leftover rice so I chopped up carrots, broccoli, onion, mushrooms, celery and added the chicken with a little bit of slivered almonds and soy sauce. It was fabulous. I bought some spring rolls at the grocery store for frank and I ended up eating one too but it wasnt even that bad calorie wise.

Frank has lunch for work tomorrow, the girls had dinner and even Stitchy had a little bit.

Thanks again for all the ideas! Fajitas are definatly on my list and I decided to do a taco calzone that I used to make all the time with the premade pizza dough, chicken, black beans, corn and salsa and a little bit of cheese. Also the chicken and pesto with some veggies will make an appearance. Thanks everyone!!

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TEENY_BIKINI 7/30/2011 9:38PM


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MRSMLBJ 7/28/2011 4:23PM

    Everything sounds so good.

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GRACEISENUF 7/28/2011 2:56PM

    emoticon stir fry sounds good and calzone sounds super delish.

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BADASSBLONDIE 7/28/2011 11:54AM

    I feel like you and the other real adults that I know need to get together and make a book of easy recipes for me and the Boy to try. B/c we're laaazy and have like no counterspace and are sick of our cookbooks. :P

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MAMADWARF 7/28/2011 11:10AM

    Ok Taco Calzone:

Pillsbury thin pizza crust (makes 6 if you go by the directions on the package. roll it out so it will actually make 6 or just do 4 for a few more calories).
Ground beef, ground turkey, tofu, shredded beef, chicken, pork (basically any type of meat and if its leftover, ever better)
Black beans
2% mexican blend cheese.

These are awesome cause you can pretty much put anything you want in them.

Cut the pizza crust into serving sizes.Layer your ingredients on half of each section of pizza crust, fold over into a triangle, and bake according to package directions.


I think I actually posted this on the recipe site with calories etc.

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VAMANOS 7/28/2011 10:49AM

    OK, we need the recipe for the taco calzone. Get right on that, will ya? emoticon

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DAISY443 7/28/2011 4:02AM

    OK, now I gotta get the chicken out and make some of those great suggestions! Thanks for sharing!

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KAMAPERRY 7/27/2011 11:42PM

    Sounds wonderful! emoticon

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KRAWRS 7/27/2011 11:40PM

    Oooh taco calzone sounds good! I'm actually making a calzone of sorts for dinner tomorrow. Its pizza-ish, but not quite. Its kind of whatever I have in the house lol. So probably just ground beef, pizza sauce, (homemade! in the breadmaker now) pizza dough, cheese, and maybe if hubby will let me some tomatoes.

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LESLIES537 7/27/2011 10:05PM

    Sounds very healthy and yummy! Nice job! emoticon

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SKYHAWK195 7/27/2011 9:51PM

  Sounds good!

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Help with chicken

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

I have quite a bit of leftover chicken from last night. What should I make with it? (I had breaded it with flour and about a half cup of those crispy onion thingy's all ground up and cooked in a pan with a bit of olive oil).

Lay it on me (cant be red sauce- hubby's acid reflux says NO).

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CYNDERROSE 7/27/2011 3:33PM

    Toss it in a salad.

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KIMBANN 7/27/2011 1:28PM

    I am going to go with a salad with a little crumbly cheese and some fruit (strawberry, raspberry or small oranges) with a light citrus based vinegarette.

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KAMAPERRY 7/27/2011 1:13PM

    Salad, or fajitas?

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KRAWRS 7/27/2011 1:04PM

    You could probably whip up a casserole of some sort... chicken, noodles, veggies... yum!

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BECOMING_HOLLY 7/27/2011 12:57PM

    Use pesto! I love pesto + chicken!

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CHELEMIA 7/27/2011 12:21PM

    Chinese!!!! Lemon chicken, orange chicken, Teriyaki chicken!! You can buy noodle cakes for chowmein and there you go an healthy dish in 1 shot. Or on plain rice. I personally would use in both a main dish a a bit in with Add-the kitchen fried rice. Have an awesome recipe if you need it?

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VAMANOS 7/27/2011 12:17PM

    I'd scrape off the breading if possible and use it in chicken salad, stuffed in a tomato or with avocado (if the darn things didn't cost an arm and a leg!) Or what the others have said. It all sounds good. Hmm, I'm hungry...

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IRISHBEANERGAL 7/27/2011 11:59AM

    I like to take chicken that has been breaded and slice it very very thin and put it in spring rolls (not the fried ones, the ones made with rice wraps) along with veggies - or how about a chicken pasta salad? Or you could use it on top of grilled pizza - we use left overs on our pizza - use a white sauce (or no sauce -) and lots of veggies.

Good luck!

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SMILINGTREE 7/27/2011 11:49AM

    I LOVE leftover chicken. You could make a sort of taco soup out of it with black beans, you could eat it on a wrap or in a sandwich, you could top a salad with it or make chicken salad out of it, you could use it in a stir fry or put it on quinoa or rice with vegetables...I could keep going but I'll stop :) Enjoy your dinner.

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TREASURINGLIFE 7/27/2011 11:36AM

    Yeah, I'd probably put it on top of a salad of sorts.

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HEALTHYASHLEY 7/27/2011 11:31AM

    Chicken tacos? I find the only way my fiance will eat anything that is a leftover is if I hide it in something else. Like my beef satay that became fried rice with veggies last week lol.

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TURTLERASKIN 7/27/2011 11:25AM

    Hmmm.... as a vegetarian, I'll abstain from the voting! (But if I were voting, I'd say salad as well.)

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BAYBELIEVER 7/27/2011 11:25AM

    How about chicken parmesan? Just a little sauce and cheese and it is all good!

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DAISY443 7/27/2011 11:22AM

    I would have already eaten it cold for breakfast! Let us know what you decide! Hugs!

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BECKYB73 7/27/2011 11:10AM

    Sounds like something that would be good in a salad. or even use it to make a out of the box chicken salad

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I Lied.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

When I was 291 (or 304 depending on which scale was used), I always said I was happy with myself. I Lied. I was simply in denial. Proof of that is the devastation I would feel when I saw a picture of myself. The mirror was no help because I only saw what I wanted to see. Or I saw how my clothes hid my body not how I actually looked.

I didn't hide in shame or anything because I always felt good about myself (I have a healthy ego) but I just didn't really "see" myself for what I actually looked like. When something happened to throw my obesity in my face, it always shocked me. Like at my dr. appts or being kicked off a roller coaster in front of thousands of people because the ride bar wouldn't close or being told I was fat by a kid (that happened after I had LOST 50 pounds!!!)

When I said I was the "healthiest fat person I know", I Lied. I wasn't healthy. My cholesterol was heading skyward along with my triglicerides and my blood sugar. I could barely walk, took handfuls of prescription meds just to get through the day. Now, most of my medications is vitamins and suppliments. While I still have pain and do take pain medication, I have been tapering down my meds left and right and am taking the minimum to get by, not taking them just so I could function. When I broke into a sweat walking to the car or couldn't get a breath after the smallest amount of walking, I Lied and told myself it was hot or that everybody was like that.

I am no longer diabetic. So when I told people, including other health care providers, that I was "pre-diabetic", I Lied. I was diabetic. Period.

When I said to myself that I couldn't walk, couldn't excercise, couldn't do anything about my body, I Lied. To myself and to everyone else. Because when I tried, when I decided, I found out I really could do it. And I have.

When I tell people I am so much happier now, I feel fantastic, I am still going to lose 40 (or more) pounds, that you don't have to suffer to lose weight, I have never been more true.

The truth really will set you free. Free to live your best life, be the best you, find out things about yourself you never knew or would have imagined. There is so much freedom now.

The Lies held me back and kept me fat. That is over now and the truth is I have never been happier. Or healthier.What is your truth? What did you lie about?

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ERIN4771 7/31/2011 7:06AM

    great blog!

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SPIRALLING_EDGE 7/30/2011 11:10PM

    Nicely done; that kind of a blog takes time, courage and a lot of reflection. Be very proud of it - and very proud of yourself for setting the truth straight!

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TEENY_BIKINI 7/30/2011 9:37PM

    Fabulous blog. So true.


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CULAINA 7/28/2011 6:32PM

    what a brilliant blog!

i make so many excuses for myself, to myself and to friends. i have told people downright lies to get out of activitied i don't think i'd be able to do. i tell people i'll meet them at places so they don't see that i drive instead of walk or i take the lift instead of the steps.

i don't want to do it any more because i really am not happy and never really have been. i just smile and laugh because that's what people want to see and it takes my mind off it all for a moment and i feel worthy and liked.

thanks for such an insightful blog. you've got me thinking this evening. congratulations on your progress so far x

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JAMGIRL8 7/27/2011 12:35PM

    I love your blog, so true, I have been smacked in the face with photograhps and mirrors that tell me I am not some hotness that is in my head and I had to start doing something about it. Pure denial.

You have had a wonderful journey and finding yourself along the way.

Good job!

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NOTABOUTHEFACE 7/27/2011 12:05PM

    Funny the lies we tell ourselves when we're going through it and not until you have started your journey to good health that you can see something in old pictures you never saw before. That smile doesn't look quite so genuine anymore and that face that you thought didn't look "that bad" now looks so huge and uncomfortable that you wondered how you woke up in the morning and didn't die of sleep apnea.

Good for you for giving up the 'lying' trend and seeing your truth!

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MNGIRLIE 7/27/2011 11:49AM

    Boy can I relate!! I think I had the fat blinders on as well. I never actually saw myself as large as other people did until I'd have the unfortunate opportunity to see myself in a photo. I have a photo posted on SP that actually made me CRY... on many occasions. I just looked so terrible and huge and gross. It's hard to come to terms with it.

So proud of you for all the changes you've made. And no longer being diabetic? That's amazing and I don't know a lot of people who can say that. I probably would have punted that kid if he’d told me I'm fat, but I'm kind of a Grumpy Gus. :)

I lied about a lot of things. In college my girlfriends and I came up with "Fat girl rules." Stuff like, "Walk... never run into a buffet." There were others, but that was one of the only I can remember. I too said I was comfortable with myself, but deep inside I really wasn’t.

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GRACEISENUF 7/27/2011 10:20AM

    That I was okay with being "not true". Okay I have to vote for this blog because it's so true "The truth will set you free"...(God had something there didn't he?) :)

Missed you while I was gone...glad to be back.


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DEBBIE19580 7/27/2011 8:45AM

    i made every excuse in the book, i said i couldnt loose weight cause i have a under active thyroid, wich is true, but that isnt what got me to 324 pds. drinking kahlua and eating garbage did. i used to think i hid myself in my long sweaters, and i really beleived no one could tell how big i was!!! what a lie to myself that was!! great blog. emoticon

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DOODIE59 7/27/2011 8:30AM

    Great blog. Thank you.

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BAYBELIEVER 7/26/2011 10:02PM

    Awesome! Great blog! You lied then, but now you know the truth! You rock!

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CANNIE50 7/26/2011 7:25PM

    "I can't lose weight because of menopause." "I can't lose weight because of stress." "I can't lose weight because of insomnia." "I can't lose weight because my husband brings home so much junk food." "I can't lose weight."
Great blog, as per usual.

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SQUIRRELY_GIRL 7/26/2011 7:01PM

    Great blog! Congratulations on being truthful with yourself and for your successes!

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OPAL50 7/26/2011 5:05PM

    Thanks for calling me on my own "lies"!!! The biggest lie of all is that I want to lose weight, but I can't...because if I REALLY wanted to I wouldn't be so lazy and I would just do it! THANKS again. emoticon

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VINNIELOU 7/26/2011 3:14PM

    All of these lies and more. biggest lie is not even trying to find out who I am or what I am like for myself...becuase I am trying so hard to fit in, I thought I had to fit in because of being fat otherwise everyone would hate me.

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KAREBARE00 7/26/2011 2:09PM

    wow. i can totally relate.

the heaviest i've ever been was 165, but i definitely had this weird complex going on, saying "i'm not going to go on a diet, that's lame and too high maintenance for me" and "real women have curves", and constantly thinking that the media wanted me to be skinny.

i'd be shocked if a doctor or friend made a comment about my size or weight.

but then, i'd look at a picture of myself and be ashamed it, cropping out my butt, flabby arms, or not-so-tiny waist before sharing it with others.

i'm so glad i finally realized that being HEALTHY is what counts....getting fit is WAY different than starving yourself skinny!

thanks for this blog. it really hit home!


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KAMAPERRY 7/26/2011 1:46PM

    I lied to myself each time I looked in the mirror and thought "your not that big" But I was and I weas dying from it. NO MORE!!

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SEESTARS 7/26/2011 1:29PM

    My biggest lie was actually a joke about my weight, and I can't even guess how many times I've said it. Many people claimed they did not believe how much I weighed (some still claim this, HA!). and I'd tell them. "I only weigh that much because I eat rocks." I knew I was heavy and it was 100% fat, but I'd go along with these people. I'm sure they were just trying to be nice. and I was happy to claim I looked skinnier than I really was. Silly me.

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CREATING_SARAH 7/26/2011 1:03PM

    You are preaching to the choir! I would always say other than the weight I was perfectly healthy which was true but I used that as an excuse to not doing anything about it. Now I want to say I'm perfectly healthy and not have to say "aside from..." because then you're NOT perfectly healthy!

Great blog and good luck!!

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KRAWRS 7/26/2011 12:50PM

    In the past, I have lied to myself about how out of shape I really am/was. I can't run because I have running induced asthma/weak ankles/it hurts my feet, was (and still is) a big one. While all those things are true, that's not REALLY why I don't want to run. Sure, its why I don't LIKE to run. But more than that, I "can't" run because its too embarrassing. How slow I am. How quickly I get out of breath. How red my face gets after a short amount of time. All that. I've started playing around with the idea of running EVENTUALLY... getting used to the idea, I suppose. You know, giving it a second chance. But we'll see. Where was I going with this? ... Oh yes. Your "healthiest fat person I know" statement feels like me too. I think of myself that way because, tho obese, I don't have any problems with... anything, really. Nothing medically. However, my family having a history of high blood pressure and heart problems, I know I have to watch it. Years ago on birth control, my blood pressure shot up and stayed there, so I know I have the potential to have that problem. The same thing happened during my oh-so-brief pregnancy, so I know its hormone related too, but still. Scary. I really NEED to get my act together so I don't have to worry about these things creeping up on me!! Thanks for the fantastic blog. And congrats on telling the truth to yourself!! That's a very good thing.

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FANGFACEKITTY 7/26/2011 12:48PM

    Great blog! I found my way to SP after years of lying to myself about how big I was. I lied to myself saying I didn't look "that big" or I didn't eat "that much". The truth really does set you free to become the person you always knew you could be.

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BADASSBLONDIE 7/26/2011 12:11PM

    Love this, Mama!!! :D

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KATFOSTER11 7/26/2011 12:00PM

    I have been lying to myself too much lately. Thank you for this blog! It called me out. This is the kick in the butt I needed to get myself back in gear.

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HEALTHYASHLEY 7/26/2011 11:46AM

    I have talked about lying so many times on here. The lies make it easy to stay fat. I can't work out or eat right. I don't have time, it's too expensive. Blah blah. It's a choice and admitting the truth is huge. Good blog!

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LILIVW 7/26/2011 11:38AM

    Congrats on how far you've come! It's interesting that so many of us have had those same thoughts. I remember looking in the mirror and not really realizing how fat I was. Sometimes it's easy to lie to ourselves. No more here either. The truth truly does set us free.

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ZIPLOCK 7/26/2011 11:36AM

    This is such a great blog...and so very true!! Coming to truths with yourself is an amazing accomplishment!!

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TREASURINGLIFE 7/26/2011 11:25AM

    Hmmm...the biggest lie that I told myself was that I didn't eat "that much" and I certainly didn't eat enough to maintain a 250+ pound body.

My truth today is that I have the power to change things - I am in control - and I will reach my goals!! :)

- Michelle

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PJH2028 7/26/2011 11:16AM

    Ahh... yes.... the LIES told .... mostly to myself.... and the uplifting HAPPIER life of not-lying. So true. Love you, J. P

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TURTLERASKIN 7/26/2011 11:07AM

    My biggest lie was that I'm supposed to be fat. I know now I'm not!

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OJIBWEEQUAY 7/26/2011 10:59AM

    I love you Jan! So true! I totally lied about how much Food I actually eat(mostly sugar)! Tracking open and honestly helps me so much!! Oh there are days where I say SCREW it! I had to many hard lemonades and s'mores!!! But I try to be as honest as possible now! I swear, first time ever!!! emoticon

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 7/26/2011 10:46AM

    Great blog! My biggest lie was bout my food consumption. Who says that they can eat a whole pizza, a half a bag of Oreos and a mound of peanut butter cups? I NEVER thought about my food much, I just ate, and ate, and ate. I can know say, out loud, that I'm a binge eater. It was like a HUGE (pun intended) weight lifted off my shoulders the first time I said that out loud. My life is SO much better now!!!

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VAMANOS 7/26/2011 10:44AM

    Great post! I always lied to myself about eating healthy. I justified my fat by saying I just ate too much and didn't exercise. Of course, those were both true. But tracking my food has revealed the bitter truth. Even now about 300 of my 1600-1700 calories a day are cookies, ice cream or similar non-nutrient food. That's up from almost none when I started this journey, and is probably solely responsible for my weight loss slowing to almost non-existent. I've got to get hold of that, right now! Because I have about 25 lbs to go before I'll be happy with the number.

Thanks for the wake-up call.

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CHELEMIA 7/26/2011 10:41AM

    "Nothing is going to change. Whether I loose weight or not. It is age slowing me down."
"Can't afford the food to be healthy."
"It is cheaper to eat at fast foods!" It really is but the price you pay is expensive in the long run.
"Nothing is wrong with me."
And the Whopper, "I am physically fit. Look how busy I am. That's why I take naps daily."

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 7/26/2011 10:34AM

    Wonderful post! I use to lie about my smoking habit, I never told anyone that I smoked 3 packs a day till after I quit. I was very lucky in that I caught myself on the way to 200 lbs, never sure if I hit that number as I didn't weigh myself before starting to lose (didn't own a scale).

My truth is that I am worth all the effort in the world and that I come first. Right after Jake and Annie.


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IMIN2GENES 7/26/2011 10:33AM

    Same as you, my friend! I finally came to a similar realization. I'm down 30 pounds and no longer pre-diabetic (I actually was only "pre"). I'm changing my behaviours all for the better. I'm also chaning my perspective. It's a wonderful feeling! I still have a way to go; but I'm heading there with a better attitude and my eyes wide open.

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BECOMING_HOLLY 7/26/2011 10:32AM

    Thank you so much for sharing this blog. Sometimes it just seems easier to lie to people - to make yourself feel good, or so that others don't judge you as much.

There are days that I honestly feel better now than I did at 350, but most days I still feel like the fattest woman ever!

Thanks for the reminder to own up to life, even when it isn't all positive!!

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My weekend

Monday, July 25, 2011

Hey Peeps! I missed you! Trying to catch up with everyone but will take a few days. I have pictures posted of the weekend on my facebook. Here is a link.

Had a fabulous weekend. Drove to Medford, Oregon early thursday am (6 hours away) and met up with our friends who flew in from Utah and headed to the race track. The weather was gorgeous (about 87 degreees). Saw lots of friends and had a few drinks and a fairly early night.

The next morning we went on a Jet Boat ride through Hellgate canyon on the Rogue River which was awesome!! We were served a great lunch in a beautiful place then went back to the track for a night of racing and more drinking. Still made it into bed by 1 am.

The next day was HOT. Almost 100 and this was the final night of racing. One of the guys who has raced in our group died a few weeks ago (suicide) and his brother was there with the race car. They did a memorial lap which was very touching and emotional and on to the racing which was fun and very exciting.
MORE drinks (and yes, I was the VIP of silliness that night. I know. You are shocked!) Hit the bed about 2:30 and got up sunday, had breakfast and headed home.

Things that went right:
I walked a fair amount
I sweated a lot
I got lots of compliments, bordering on embarrasing
I drank alot of water

Things that went wrong:
I ate like crap
Too much sodium (chips, nuts,hot dogs,bacon)
Late night eating
Cookies and cake daily
Red licorice

The results:
I am up 8 pounds ( I know it will come off fast but still, kinda shocking)
I'm bloated
I'm constipated
My back hurts
I'm starving this morning

SO I guess when I look at it, was it worth it? Yes cause I was living my life BUT I could have done a LOT better (and I usually do but not this time).

It made me realize how much better I like how I live NOW (cause that was the way I used to live and I cant do it anymore).

I am happy to be home, cooking my own food, walking with my dog, having a routine and being more in control of my self and my environment.

Back to reality. But I am happy to be here.

Hope you all had a good weekend.

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GEORGIZ 7/26/2011 4:12PM

    Sounds like a blast! I often have a hard time deciding to go out because I know I'll slip to some degree but aren't we all doing this so we can LIVE more? The memories you made will last well after the 8 lbs is long forgotten.

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DAVIDPRESCOTT 7/26/2011 5:32AM

    Sodium and alcohol - MY FAVOURITES! :)

The bloat will pass and you will be flying high again,


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CANNIE50 7/26/2011 12:11AM

    you wild,racy woman, you. emoticon

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KRAWRS 7/25/2011 10:40PM

    Glad you enjoyed yourself! Sometimes we need those reminders of why we don't want to live our life that way anymore.

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KARIRDH3 7/25/2011 8:00PM

    If you get back on track those LBs will come right off! I gained about 6 after a cruise and I think it was mostly sodium and stuff... no biggie, it'll be off in no time, and you'll be back on track to lose!!!

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BADASSBLONDIE 7/25/2011 4:42PM

    Sounds like a phenomenal weekend!!! I ate like crap this weekend too. Let's make this week ROCK! :D

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CHELEMIA 7/25/2011 2:08PM

    Well as you said this was defininely a one off! After my 9000 calorie day I can definitely understand!! There are times that we go overboard and just let loose. The good things is that you are disciplined and can control this. Heat and salt are bad but a temporary bad(just stay close to a bathroom for the next 2 days!!) Alcohol actually magnifies that too. You probably can turn this by Thursday(your weigh in day right?) Lots of walking, protien, liquid and water will help! If you can use a pool for your knees and back all the better, it has the added benefit of hydration through pores too.

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OJIBWEEQUAY 7/25/2011 1:50PM

    Ahh the good life eh???? SOdium is the emoticon Sometimes I get emotional emoticon about gains. then slam back water like sambuca and sweat it out and wahla! "normal" again!!!! You have the best vacations!!!!!! emoticon

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KAMAPERRY 7/25/2011 1:22PM

    Glad you had a great time!

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IMIN2GENES 7/25/2011 1:08PM

    Sounds like you had a great weekend! It's crazy how much of a difference there is in how you feel, isn't it? Way to live it and get right back on track! Woot!

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DEBBIE19580 7/25/2011 1:02PM

    sounds like a awesome weekend. the pounds will come off. youve done so awesome, i really think that once in a great while we need to just let go and have fun. i did that sat. nite, gained 2 pds, but you know what, i had to do it!!! you'll be so ready to get back on track now. i think we gotta get it outta our system. way better then the old days tho, my eating literally went on for years!!!! your doing great!!! hang on in there. emoticon emoticon

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WHIPPEACHZ 7/25/2011 12:50PM

    Your right... living your life is important! Glad you had a great time! Now back on Great blog!

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CELLISTA1 7/25/2011 12:13PM

    Recipe for gaining weight: booze & bacon. So what else is new?
You are human. We knew that!
You are both honest & fun-loving. Yep, we knew that too.

This is why people love you. You are not a fanatic with blinders on -- you open your eyes and heart to the world. You fall on your face and pick yourself up again and move on with reflection but not self-recrimination.

That's our Mamadwarf!

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TURTLERASKIN 7/25/2011 11:57AM

    Oh, that sodium -- it gets you every time! So glad you've got the right attitude about all this, and it does sound like you had a great weekend, even if the aftermath is less than fun.

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 7/25/2011 11:39AM

    Sounds like you had an awesome weekend!

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SLFRISBEY 7/25/2011 11:11AM

    Sounds alot like my weekend only without the activity! BLAH! ?Back to basics this week!

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DESERTFLOWER8 7/25/2011 11:07AM

    I think you have everything in perfect perspective. You had a blast. And yes, now you are back to your routine. Both os those are healthy and important. It's good to shake it up once in a is all about reorientation. Great job!

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HEALTHYASHLEY 7/25/2011 10:57AM

    I have been shocked by how easy it is to put weight back on and it makes me insane. It doesn't seem fair that one weekend of fun means it could take a month for me to get back to normal. For some reason my weight doesn't come right back off. I was reading after a few days of unhealthy eating it can take 4 for your hunger to correct itself to normal and you will have fat and sugar cravings until then. Good times.

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What do you do?

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Sometimes this is just a frustrating deal. You dont make the progress you want, you are stuck in the same range for a really long time, you dont feel like you are getting anywhere! So what do you do?

You go to your reports and you see how far you have come since January 1.

You take your measurements and you compare where you were a month, a quarter, a year ago.

You look back and remember when you couldn't even walk a mile or run for 5 minutes or do 1 push up or sit up and you think about where you are now.

You read some blogs and you see how other people are dealing with it and then you try something new.

You take a day off and eat what you want and don't excercise and go back to the way you used to be. And that feels terrible because you aren't the same person anymore so the next day, you get up and keep trying.

You try a new recipe from Sparkrecipes or from one of your friends.

You try a new fitness video and you spend 5 minutes getting into your body and out of your head.

You write a blog or post on the message board and ask for help, ideas, support. And you get it.

When you are down, you do the following excercises:

Lift yourself up
Knock the chip off your shoulder
Push through
Run through your options
Kick your own butt
Pull yourself up
Jump into something new
Take a Leap of faith
Reach for help
Stretch your boundaries

And then you go. And keep going.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

RABBLEROUSER75 7/25/2011 7:22AM

    I myself when I hit a plateau I go into maintenance mode for a season, quite literally. I don't do anything that would cause me to gain weight, nor lose. I let my body sit at that weight for 3 months and then I get back on the wagon. However this plateau of 3 months actually lost me 10lbs so I'm happy about that.

I've returned to continue my weight loss journey in hopes that the next year or two will bring me to the final goal weight of 175lbs (or less if my body will allow it)

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WALKOFFWIN 7/23/2011 1:58PM

    Great attitude and advice! Seems like you've touched on a common chord running through many of us right now. Thanks for some inspiration and some answers to the questions, when we question ourselves.


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VAMANOS 7/22/2011 8:56PM

    Yep, all of the above. I determined that I wouldn't make my food an issue while on vacation, and have just added up the damage after eating and drinking exactly what I wanted without regard to calories for an entire week. I'm about 2500 over my high limit...less than a pound's worth of excess calories, though I'm sure the salty foods will have helped me retain some water. Tomorrow I'm back in the saddle and won't look back. Works for me.

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JETTANALA 7/22/2011 12:34AM

    I do that! :)

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BAYBELIEVER 7/20/2011 8:17PM

    Of course you do! Everyday if necessary! But there is no going back. We have come too far and the journey is still beginning!

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DOODIE59 7/20/2011 9:10AM

    Great thoughts -- thank you!

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CELLISTA1 7/20/2011 12:40AM

    You always hit the nail on the head, girlfriend!

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KAMAPERRY 7/19/2011 10:06PM

    Amen! emoticon

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KARIRDH3 7/19/2011 8:31PM

    Wonderfully put! Thanks for a great post! emoticon

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GINGERMACC 7/19/2011 2:59PM

    Perfect timing. I have been slacking off since Easter and have had stops and starts. Well, I'm getting back on track. I worked out yesterday and today. Thank you for this blog; it is just what I needed to read!

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    Yes we do! emoticon

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CANNIE50 7/19/2011 12:59PM

    Preach it, Mama! I have been in the backsliding mode for days on end and this morning, at 6am-ish, it came to an end. I got up (even though I didn't feel like it), I exercised (even though I wanted to skip it), I ate a good breakfast full of protein and fiber, inc vegetables (even though I would rather not), and I am facing my life and chores and obligations head-on rather than hiding out from them, wishing they would just GO AWAY for awhile. GREAT BLOG, as usual. You are a sparkly treasure.

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OJIBWEEQUAY 7/19/2011 12:54PM

    YES! emoticon

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IMIN2GENES 7/19/2011 12:15PM

    Well said! Thanks for a great and timely reminder!

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TURTLERASKIN 7/19/2011 12:08PM

    Woo hoo! Yes, you do!

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BADASSBLONDIE 7/19/2011 11:57AM

    How the heck did you know I'm down today?! XOXO Mama

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JOMAMA99 7/19/2011 11:56AM

    Perfect timing, thank you. Great blog!

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DAISY443 7/19/2011 11:47AM

    Owwww! I hurt myself trying to kick my own butt!!! Still, it's great advice, thanks!
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Comment edited on: 7/19/2011 11:47:44 AM

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GETFIT2LIVE 7/19/2011 11:46AM

    Yup, you got it. You just keep going because going back is not an option.

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RIGBY31 7/19/2011 11:44AM

    Thank you for this!

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KKINNEA 7/19/2011 11:19AM

    Love this - right on!

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TERRYT55 7/19/2011 11:17AM

    Boy did I need to read this today......I'll be kicking my own butt today. My attitude about life in general has been awful lately. Today I will be grateful for all of my blessings!

Thanks for pointing me in the right direction!

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BECOMING_HOLLY 7/19/2011 11:16AM

    Sing it, sistah!

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HANKENSTEIN 7/19/2011 11:13AM

    Greeat thoughts. Sadly, I think a lot of people who hit one of those days early in their journey, before they have results to bolster their sense that they are doing the right things and making progress, goin the other direction after that one day when they eat the wrong things. It's all about building some momentum and some resolve before encountering the hard day.

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 7/19/2011 11:10AM

    AMEN sister! You got it, that's all we can do... keep on going!

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EVRLNGFOO 7/19/2011 11:09AM

    thanks for the great blog! great motivation! hope it helped you as well.

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RUNNER12COM 7/19/2011 11:07AM

    Excellent advice. You just keep going!

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LIVINGTHELIFE78 7/19/2011 11:03AM

    Great advice!

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TREASURINGLIFE 7/19/2011 11:02AM

    AMEN! So true. :)

- Michelle

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