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Thursday, April 26, 2012

This photo was taken from the link: http://beforeandafterweightlosspics.tumblr

I love a good before and after pic...don't you?

I'm thinking I should post a before pic, and then one subsequently every month now...even if it is embarrassing! I'll just omit the face, lol.


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LENLEN3 4/28/2012 1:38PM

    I'm a sucker for before and after pics too. I wish I could do one...but I think it'll be a good long while before I'm ready for an after photo

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APROUDWANNABE 4/26/2012 2:27PM

    I love before and after pics! It's amazing the changes that go on when someone loses weight, through out the whole body and the face. A friend of mine lost weight and her feet shrunk! I didn't even think that was supposed to happen, but that's how I lost my favorite pair of shoes. emoticon Haha!

I do understand anonymity on the internet and all that good stuff, but for one would love to see your pretty face! emoticon

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PARKERB2 4/26/2012 11:49AM

    I'm sure your face is too pretty to omit. Don't omit it.

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Week 2

Thursday, April 26, 2012

I think dedicating myself to posting atleast a couple times a week is more realistic to meet as a goal for myself. However, I think I'll still post "as needed" because I still need a place to dump my emotional baggage.

My most current issue is chocolate: hell's gate to fatty-land! It's not that my family is UNsupportive of my weight-loss attempts, but they are pretty UNresponsive to my needs from them as well. I'm in a predicament where temptation is at every stinking corner, and some days, it's harder to resist that piece of chocolate, or glass of milk, etc.

So, while I'm still under 1200 calories (barely), I am currently working to find how to break myself of talking myself INTO giving in to temptations.

My goal is to allow for endulging one time a week, as a small reward to behaving all week. I HAVE to learn I cannot eat whatever I want whenever I want and expect to be thin as well. ONE has to give in to the other.

As a side note, I have been eating nothing but fruits and vegetables, and it's not terrible, although cravings are setting in now that it's been about 3 days now.
Water+straw= full feeling, less craving.

I need a mantra to avoid self-talk to cave in to cravings..any ideas? =(

Oh and I still haven't lost any weight..but it's only been a week,so whatever.

End week 1: 225/225 lbs. Meh.

Three things you (now) know about me:
1. My daughter is named after a FFVII character
2. I'm a terrible procrastinator. (i.e. final project today...starting
3. I'm an all-or-nothing dieter (trying to change this!)

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APROUDWANNABE 4/26/2012 4:00PM

    My mantra to keep me from caving into cravings lately, is "Be strong for tomorrow-me". emoticon Tomorrow-me is so tired of starting over. emoticon So if I can forgo those M&Ms or that ice cream and save tomorrow-me the frustration of having to start over, it's totally worth it!

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ONTHEPATH2 4/26/2012 11:43AM

    Hmmm - procrastinator? me too All or Nothing? me too

funny the things some of us share! I've been struggling. I have taken to posting one reason to be fit on my daily status every day for the past week. It is really helping me stay on track. I think I could do this all year - I have soooooo many reasons! Trouble is they all go out the window when the bagels & cookies show up in the office, or friends ask me out for pizza. It all comes down to choices! Just make the best ones you can and don't beat yourself over them!

We have everything we need to get to our goal weight! We can do this!!! Learning - patience is required and the scale is not my best friend!

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Day 7

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

I've eaten nothing but fruit and vegetables today, and I'm actually sorta surprised at how satisfied it makes me. All I keep thinking about is, in a couple months I'll have access to even more different produce beacause of the seasonal change (woo!)

It's nice to be successful at what you aim to do..even if it is only one day. Hopefully the trend will continue, but I'm really grateful to have found this site so far. Even if no one in the world reads my constant whining and reflection, at least I feel like I've gotten "everything" out for the day in a journal of sorts.

I'm one step closer to being a better role model for my students and family!

4 Things you (now) now about me..(I like posting random stuff...)
1. Favorite book to read in class: The Giving Tree
2. Favorite subject to teach: English (and Art, and History, and Scienc..ahh!)
3. Current Praxis II studied: ESL (then on to Art and Spanish..woot!)
4. Favorite math strategy: Turn and Talk- small group

emoticon you all!

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LENLEN3 4/26/2012 10:57AM

    I love Shel Silverstein. He's def. a fav. The giving tree always makes me sad.... That kid was a jerk ..:P

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APROUDWANNABE 4/25/2012 11:02AM

    Good job with the fruits and veggies! It's good when trends continue, but it's awesome that you're taking it one day at a time. You have to develop a good habit for one day, before you can have that habit for one hundred days!!

Incase this helps, I was vegan for a while (not saying you're being vegan, just having a veggie heavy diet emoticon), and from my experience the main thing you have to worry about with a veggie and fruit heavy diet is B-vitamins, but nature seems to take care of the rest. emoticon

Yay! The Giving Tree! \o/ I love that book! emoticon It still makes me cry. emoticon

emoticon you too, btw! emoticon

Comment edited on: 4/25/2012 11:03:30 AM

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RUBYEAGLE134 4/24/2012 8:56PM

    I guess because I'm hypoglycemic, I'm concerned about protein ~ are you getting any? Also good carbs. However, that's me. You're doing good!

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Day 6....sort of...

Monday, April 23, 2012

Technically today is day 6, but it feels like Day ONE! Why, you ask? Because all weekend long I spent my time in KC, MO with my sister and bro-in-law. The days were merry with food, spirit, and baby-room painting. So my diet was non-existent.
Oh well.

I have at least come away from this "mistake" with a bit more knowledge.

One: Don't start the timer over every time you make a mistake. Today IS DAY SIX. NOT DAY ONE. This isn't a game of "Sorry!" so I think I can honestly say I'm still working toward my goal...even if two days went to hell in a hand basket.

Two: I have had an epiphany of sorts. I've scrapped everything I thought I felt about food. I don't need things that are bad for me. I don't need to make myself feel better with food or as a means to punish myself. Well "duh" you may think to yourself. Well duh indeed! I always have known this, but never really tried to do anything to fix it..just cover it (i.e. lean cuisines instead of "real food" or "starve until 7pm then eat everything diet"). I want to start fresh with everything. We start off with formula or breast milk as infants without the need for other why can't we as adults start over too (and NO I don't mean take up the bottle crazies!)

Today is my "fresh start" I believe. Phase 2 of my diet endeavors, if you will. Today I told myself I will eat only fresh vegetables and many as I like. Of course I will still log them, but I will NOT cave in to fast food. There's always convenient options that include fruit..even in gas stations (honestly...QT's around here are quite clean!)

So even though I screwed up in the way that would normally make me lament and pout and be a sauerkraut to everyone in my household, I am taken aback by the beauty of the message that prevails in my mistake.

To err is to be human! I feel I am supposed to turn to fresh foods now as my source of nutrition..not packaged processed foods or drinks or powders. I never really thought of this before because I thought the cost would be insane. Just today, however, I bought 5 bananas, 3 plums, two apples, and a bottle of water for just under 6 bucks. And so far that's around 900 calories. Not bad for a day. I haven't ate all that mind you, but I could, and it would be way more awesome than a bag of oily chips.

Okay, I'm rambling..but I don't care. That's what this "blog" stuff is for anyway, isn't it. Quite therapeutic I suppose =P.

Anyway, if you happen to read this, don't give up! I won't. I think we all make mistakes to remind of what we want and need in life. They make us stronger. I believe that as a person and as a teacher. Don't start the counter over ever again! =D

5 Random things you (now) know about me:
Favorite video game: Xenogears
Smoker: Never!
Drinker: Tequilla+me= awesome party guest!
Favorite food: Cannolis!!! (not a fruit or vegetable..I know. I'm bummed.)
Currently working on: Giant tangram cat sculpture for baby room!


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MINKY1111 4/24/2012 8:26PM

    hiiiiiiiii dont forget about strawberries and oranges... they a re prtable soooooooo if yu find yurself travelling like me yu can keep them in yur car or pocketbook...also nuts are easy to keep of luck

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MELLIKA 4/24/2012 8:11PM

    Thank you Ruby, that means a lot to me!! Sorry for the rambling..I really do think it's therapeutic though lol =D

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RUBYEAGLE134 4/23/2012 6:14PM

    You did good!

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Day 2...

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Day two feels so's better than one at least. I'm sad today because Dick Clark died though..I know..not relevant but it's sad when icons your parents grew up with pass away. It always reminds me of how little time we have on earth with each other. So it's a reminder that I want to be around a long long time for my little girl. I could only be so lucky to live as long as Clark!

I have to go to Kansas City today and visit my sister. I promised I would paint the baby's room this weekend since it will be her very first child and I want to spoil the crap out of her =D Usually the weekend is filled with eating out at A-MAZ-ING restaurants and having cookies and other treats to snack on (let's not forget BASKIN ROBBINS, PEOPLE!!!!)
So my weekend challenge for myself is to play what I call the "Snob Role" I'm far too awesome to eat that...amazing Mexican cuisine...or the ice cream..or anything else they throw at me. I prefer my small bowl of fruit tyvm!!!

Oh well..I'm looking forward to day 3!!!

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APROUDWANNABE 4/19/2012 5:20PM

    Oh no! I hadn't heard about Dick Clark! Awww... that's not good at all. dick Clark was full of awesome. emoticon

And he will always be full of awesome... in our memories. emoticon

Stay strong! You are definitely too good to go filling your body with stuff that's too bad for you. emoticon Don't let yourself miss out on all the fun, though - just make good choices!

I love naked veggie fajitas at Mexican restaurants. I forego the rice and refried beans and chips and tortillas, and have the fajita veggies with pico and salsa, and lettuce and maybe a little sour cream and a sprinkling of cheese. It's so good!

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