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That's my no baby bump!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

I don't worry about mexico when I have to worry about the water in Donnellson! 3 of my best friends and another high school friend are having babies! yay....ALL in October! I kid you not. In April we have a wedding to attend which will practically be a high school reunion. No offense to them but while they sport their baby bumps...i don't want to have to say "No, that's my no baby bump!" I'm recommitting myself to me and to my spark success so I can go to this wedding looking and feeling fabulous! Stay posted because tonight I'll be blogging my goals! And i expect you all to be holding me accountable! Lets keep each other going!

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ALICERABBITS 3/17/2011 3:46PM

    You can do it! I know what you mean, I was at a flea market and a woman at a stall asked me when I was due! I was mortified.

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Dear Treadmill. You'll have to call louder today...i'm trying to ignore you!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

At the bf's house and wouldn't you imagine. Two bad meals yesterday and a bad lunch. Is it too late to turn it around!? My mind says go run and then eat some veggie tacos for body says no those meals weighed me down and zapped my energy wasnt' the 15 minute walk with the dogs enough!?

Soooo I read some inspirational blogs and am going to submit to the calls of the treadmill and run my Week 2 Day 2 C25K.

Having touched on that. My sister has convinced me to join Dance Marathon for the University of Iowa, which raises money for the University Hospitals and CLinics kids with cancer. MAY I NOTE THAT I AM NOT SOLICITING FOR DONATIONS HERE!!! But I would like to incorporate fundraising with something heatlhy so maybe I could spread the spark in the process! So i was wondering if nyone has any ideas. I don't know how much work organizing a 5k run/walk would be. Any ideas would be much appreciated!


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NIKKICOLE83 11/18/2010 6:44PM

    Good for you for extending your body to help sick children. It will help you stay on track and earn you a few points in heaven!

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Thank You!

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Dear God

Thank you for this wonderful day with bright sun. Thank you for the opportunity to spend a full day with my family sharing great food and laughter. They truly are my world and I look forward to these dinners each month! And thank you...for bringing me to Sparkpeople! I ask that you help me use the knowledge I've learned from so many people on here to make smart food choices for our Thanksgiving Dinner this afternoon!



Lifestyle change strategy #4 Action Step 1

Thursday, October 21, 2010

My "trouble" goal is to stop eating when I'm actually full....especially meals that I love.

I don't eat all that unhealthy and I usually have a pretty typical average calorie cosumption per meal but it seems like when there are meals with my favorite foods I can't just load my plate with one small serving of each food but heaping piles and then I eat until I'm miserable. I feel like there's not going to be enough of this food I love and I just try to get as much as I can while I can. Afterwards i feel embarrassed because I scarfed so much so fast, guilty because I ate soooo many calories in one sitting and angry because I wasn't thinking...just eating like a maniac!

I also think i eat more at my boyfriends. We eat with his mom, sister and neice a lot. Besides the 3 year old I'm the smallest. But they aren't concerned about their weight so I feel like it's something wrong that i'm trying to lose weight. They don't think i'm fat so they don't think i need to lose weight (don't get me wrong they've never actually outright discouraged me from losing weight but its not a topic i feel comfortable sharing with them, how do i make it seem like i'm not trying to be "better" than them) ...i'm not "fat" but i'm overweight and unhealthy. I get comfortable there because I am the smallest and it's easy to forget that I really am trying to make this change and while i'm comfortable there, i'm still self consious around the rest of the world!

I need strategies for stopping before I go overboard!

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    Loveunderlined's water tip is a good one. When I start binging on a favorite food, forcing myself to pause, even for a few moments to drink some water, can really help. It slows me down and gives my mind a chance to turn back on... because I swear, my brain shuts off with that first bite, and I go into scarfing mode!

I feel your pain with the boyfriend's-parents issue. I'm much smaller than his family, so I have a hard time being on a diet around them. Food is love in their family, and refusing food is on the same level as refusing a hug. I try to make the best of it by planning my day around a feast at his place by eating light, filling meals earlier in the day, so that the calorie bust isn't as bad.

You can do this! :)

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--BECCA-- 10/22/2010 8:46AM

    I have never been very good with having my in-laws like me so I'm not going to try and give you advice on that....but I do just want to show you some support in your fight. It's difficult to find balance in this journey, weather it be calorie balance, exercise balance, or what you are going thru-social balance. Try putting yourself first though, you are doing this for *you*....

I have a lot of people who, while they are not purposefully trying to sabatoge me, I feel like they do it without realize they are doing it. The "oh you can have it this one time" or "you are doing so well, going out to eat with us one time is not a big deal" or "one won't kill you." But I, like you, have a problem eating just *one*. Until I feel confident that I can say I won't have more than one, I won't put myself into those situations that I have the possibility for failure. All of the people pushing me to "have just one" are not in the gym or the pool with me for an hour and a half the next day.

Be strong, like I said, I'm sorry I cannot offer you more of a suggestion with the in-law situation. Good Luck, it will all iron itself out. And who knows, you may be worried about nothing emoticon

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LOVEUNDERLINED 10/21/2010 11:50PM

    I've had trouble with this too. The only things I've found so far are to drink a lot of water throughout the meal (even if you don't feel like it, just to break up the scarfing), and to eat a good amount and then sit back and see what happens. This isn't exactly possible at others' houses, but at my own apartment, I can have my first serving and then let it settle in and see how I feel. Sometimes I want more, and sometimes the food catches up to me and I don't. Good luck!

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MIA....aaaaaand back

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

WOW! I've been MIA to sparkpeople for a couple weeks. And I could have used the support so I missed out on those opportunites. Had a stressful week of finalizing plans for a bridal shower and bachelorette party and then struggling to make good food and drink choices.... which pretty much just did not work out to my advantage as the scale has not been kind this week:( HOWEVER....i'm super charged and finally over the flu and ready to rebound.


1) Take body measurements other than scale

2) Be back at 183 by Mon. Sept. 27th

3) Better food choices....staying within my calorie range!!!

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DWILCZKO 9/22/2010 12:30AM

  you can do it!

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