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Friday, April 18, 2014

I got very frustrated back in February. I was tired of eating really healthy and not seeing a ton of change on the scale. I wanted (and still want) to go to the gym on a near daily basis, but the baby is still horrible in the child watch and I donít always have someone available at home to watch her so I can exercise. Now that the weather is getting better Iím able to do some stuff outside.

My brotherís wedding is in about three weeks. I ordered my dress back when I was really motivated and banked on losing a bit more weight, so I ordered my dress a size smaller than what I fit in at the time. I can zip it up, so thatís a relief, but itís definitely snug around my abdomen. Since I havenít been really sticking to any sort of plan itís like Iím starting over again. Iím banking on that super awesome weight loss you usually see in the first couple of weeks of dieting to help me fit into this dress and look good.

I made a point of sharing my dress situation with my MIL, so now that she knows that I'm going to be in a bad spot unless I lose some weight stat, she's willing to watch the baby for me while I get to the gym and work out. I got an hour in the pool yesterday. I'm hoping to do a spin class tonight, on the recommendation of a friend. She says I probably won't be able to walk this weekend, but doing it has helped her lose a lot of weight. I don't generally like classes (because I like going at my own slow pace lol) but I think at this point I need the push from someone else to step on the gas and get moving.

In my two months of laziness I've actually done pretty well at maintaining my weight. For a good portion of the time I was weighing myself each morning. I know a lot of people discourage this, but from a health perspective it isn't a bad idea. We recommend it to people being discharged from the hospital all the time. Anyhow, my weight stayed pretty steady between 253 and 255. We went away this past weekend and I had some delicious food so I was 257 when I checked myself on Tuesday. This morning I was down to 251, which is my personal low so far this year!

Here's hoping that I can stick to this so I can fit in that dress!

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

I've fallen away from the plan already. I've been really sporadic in my tracking over the last two weeks. I was still eating fairly well and my weight has been between 253 and 256. It's good that I haven't gained, but that means that in the whole month of February I've lost about one pound. Its so depressing to me that I have so little to show for the restraint that I've shown (most of the time).

I'm a little depressed that I can't get to the gym to work out. Emmy has really done poorly in the child watch and I feel like a bad parent for prioritizing my desire to work out for an hour over her discomfort in being with strangers. I know she'll grow out of it or get used to people eventually, but in the mean time I feel like I can't use the gym when the hubs isn't home to watch her. Even then I don't get to the gym because it doesn't fit into the schedule of other things we need to take care of on his days off. I'm really frustrated that what I need and want (exercise) is consistently at the bottom of the important pile.

I'm so over winter and snow. If it was at least nice out I could walk with her in the stroller but that probably won't happen for another month or so. I feel like I'm all full of excuses.

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14BLESSED1 2/27/2014 10:46AM

I've lost one pound in two months and I am still feeling good. I know I can do home workouts that aren't to rough on my body. They still work me out though.

Anyway, don't get down. Sometimes it takes time to adjust. My excess 100 pounds will shrink over time. I truly believe this. Make healthy choices and the portioning will come in time.

Keep smiling and God Bless.

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LEKESHIA35 2/27/2014 10:33AM

  dont feel bad bc i am in the same rut at the begining of the month i lost big numbers. then i went on an eating bing. and gain all of it back except 4 pounds. i refuse to feel sad because when i get sad i eat all lose sight of my goal. so im going to pick up where i left off and do better. you can do it try to so some exerises around the house while your child is sleep. you can do it

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Plugging along

Friday, February 07, 2014

I'm still here and going strong. I finally broke through to the 250s and have been hanging out between 255-257. Gym time has been scant this week between having to work and the snow that we've gotten in NY this week. It snowed Monday and Wednesday and we're due another storm this weekend. I know I should do a home-based work out on the days I can't get to the Y, but I'm not motivated to sweat with the oldies in the living room here. I just feel like it isn't worth the time. Which I know is silly, any exercise is better than no exercise.


Gift to myself

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

My birthday is in three weeks, give or take. My husband has been asking me what I want. Initially I said I wanted all of the Harry Potter movies. (Don't judge me!) I like to put them on for background noise when I'm doing stuff during the day. I was able to record most of them on the DVR last week, and to be very honest, I don't think I could figure out how to play the DVDs if I did get them. So the DVR thing is working out just fine.

I have plenty of jewelry, most that I can't wear since my daughter likes to pull on earrings and necklaces. My wedding set is tight, though I'm hoping that by sticking to my plan here they won't be tight for too much longer. I have a couple of stand in rings that I wear on occasion, so I certainly don't need any more rings.

So then thinking in a health focused fashion I suggested that I get a bike for my birthday. That way I would have something to use to mix up my workouts if I couldn't get to the gym. Hubs is all for bikes, but seeing as its still the snowy season here in NY he thinks we should wait on bikes until the spring when we'll actually be able to use them.

I was at the gym today (fourth day in a row!) and saw a thing on the wall about a special on personal training. I've never had a personal trainer before. I've never been this big before either, so I think it may be something nice to do for myself to sign up with a trainer for a few sessions to reacquaint myself with some of the gym equipment and have someone help guide me toward some good workouts for me.

I haven't inquired yet, but I'm a little lost when it comes to picking the who. There must be 20 trainers at the gym I go to. I know everyone has their own fitness philosophy and things they like. I really have no idea as to go about picking someone that is right for me.

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YANKEEBELLA 1/30/2014 8:28AM

    That sounds like a great gift.

Yes, ask others at the gym for recommendations.


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DECLARE74 1/30/2014 3:33AM

    The gym should be able to guide you as to which trainers specialise in weightloss, rehab, muscle building etc and which one would be the best fit for you - I think it is an awesome gift the right trainer can gently push you into things you may not even know you are capable of and then after the sessions end you will have a new level for the future you and know when it gets "comfortable" you can push a little harder with or without the trainer :-)

I know its weird but I wonder if you may even have seen some people regularly at the gym you respect or admire and have never spoken to maybe this could be a way to meet someone new and learn more about the assets at your gym - ask them if they have used any of the trainers and how they found it as you are considering some PT sessions :-)

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STARLITNIGHT 1/29/2014 10:17PM

    Great idea for your present. Happy Birthday! emoticon

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SUZZQ4LIFE 1/29/2014 10:00PM

    I've never had a personal trainer either, but I was wondering if maybe you could visit with somebody at the gym that could recommend one of the trainers that might have the same type of goals in mind. Just be open and honest to the type of trainer that you are looking for.

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BECKY0111 1/29/2014 9:56PM

    Ask for advice from the professionals at your gym. It sounds like a great idea. The bike is a great idea too. Happy Birthday!

I love the Harry Potter movies.


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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

So I'm three weeks into my healthy eating campaign. I'm eating nutritious, whole foods. I'm staying in calorie ranges. As of last week, I had lost just about 11 pounds. This past week I'm about 1.5-2 pounds heavier. I weigh myself every day, so I'm sure some people will wag their fingers and say that's my problem, but keeping a close eye on it every day keeps me on track.

I just want to scream when I see that I haven't lost anything this week and I feel like I've been working. So. HARD. Maybe its because I've finally started exercising? I don't know. But I feel like I should still be in the honeymoon phase of weight loss where its still relatively easy.

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RENLLY 1/28/2014 2:16PM

    I find that if I have a really good week and lose more than 2 pounds, the next week I will stay the same or even gain a bit. But overall - if I look at a month or 6 weeks - the scale is moving in the right direction.


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VANGO79 1/28/2014 9:46AM

    Don't forget to that you could be retaining water or something to that effect. Don't beat yourself up and emoticon. emoticon

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    You cannot gauge your progress by anyone else. There will be ups and downs, especially if you monitor every day. Look at the big picture and keep your chin up.

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