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Weigh in - middle of week 9

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

I have my new scale, and I wasn't sure if I should continue having my official weigh in on Saturdays, or if I should switch it to Wednesdays, which is the last day that I weighed myself (on New Year's day).

I weighed myself today, and will resume my official weigh-ins on Saturday, since I want to keep recording my results based on weekly intervals from the day I started.

Since last Wednesday, I have shown a 1 lb drop -- which means that I am just a little less than half a pound from being half way to my goal! Yippee!!

I'll post my "official" weigh in on Saturday!

Here's the picture...

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TNLORI 1/7/2009 12:58PM

    You go girl!

And I must say, the new scale looks right spiffy...

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Cold and Flu Season .. argh!!!

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

I worked from home today because I was feeling horrible when I woke up this morning.

I've had this crazy cold/flu/whatever-it-is that has been lingering since just after Christmas. It started off as a headache, the next day it was a runny nose, the following day it was sinus pain, etc, etc. I've had a symptom a day for a week now.

This cold, or whatever it is, just doesn't want to become full-blown. It's like my body is taking turns tackling it, and it's cycling through each symptom/body part. Yesterday was a sore throat, which turned into chest congestion (I felt like I had weight pressing on my chest all afternoon). This morning, I sounded like a squeaky toy that was broken, and by the late afternoon, I had a fever, which is better now, but not quite gone (my lips are on fire!).

I wish this thing would just blow up so I can get it over and done with. This one symptom a day act is getting annoying.


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RONSMYSHARONA 1/9/2009 12:10AM

    Did you know that most colds/flu are viral? I knew that, but it didn't really register till last week when I got a cold and was looking for remedies that didn't involve chemicals. And I discovered that green tea is an anti-viral. I started drinking it like 3-4 times a day and my cold only lasted 4 days. Might be worth a try! hope you're feeling better!

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Weigh-ins can be official again!!

Monday, January 05, 2009

I bought a new scale yesterday. It cost 80 dollars. Although I made sure to read the box to see that it had all the features on it that I wanted, once I got it home, I really didn't like it.

I carefully took it out of the box, and after reading the instructions over three times, I proceeded to set up my user profile on it. It took me a few tries before I got it right. The instructions were clear, but the scale was not at all user friendly. I had to reset it a number of times before I got it right.

When I stepped on the scale this morning, the display (after I stooped way down to read it) showed 25.4 -- I have NO idea what it was (one of the extra things it tracked, no doubt). ARGH! So weighed myself without using the profile setting, and it showed 260.2 lbs. I got off, clicked on the profile setting again, and this time it gave me a weight... 262.4. What on earth is going on... less than a second earlier, I was two pounds lighter!!! ARRGGHHHH!!!!

I have 20/20 vision, and I had to stoop down and squint to be able to read the tiny display, which was barely visible, not only because of the size, but because the LED was very dim.

My son stood there, shaking his head and laughing at me as I let out a string of cuss words that would have made a sailor blush. (Yes, I sometimes swear in front of the boys.)

After dinner today, I packed up the scale (for some reason, I decided when I unpacked it, that I should keep the box), and I brought it back to the store, and got a refund.

My son and I went to another store to buy him some shoes, and we decided to stop to check out the scales. I found one similar to my broken one (same brand), and it was on sale! 50% off! I paid 27 dollars for it, and it is 100% user friendly!

When we got home, I took it out of the box and began to set up my user profile on it, to track my progress. Since I wanted to show my progress from day one of my journey with SparkPeople, I weighed myself and then had my son bring me enough weights to bring me up to my November 1st 285.5 lbs starting weight. We came pretty close, at 285.0.

The weigh-ins between Nov. 1 and Jan. 1 will not be listed in the history on the new scale, but I have photographs of those weigh-ins that also show the date!

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MIMMICA 1/6/2009 10:15AM

    LOL! More like LAZY!

I don't want to have to do the math every time I weigh myself! Plus, well... I suck at math! LOL.

If the scale is set at my starting weight, then every time I weigh myself, it calculates my total loss, as well as my loss from my last weigh in! It'll be a half pound off, but I can add that!

Comment edited on: 1/6/2009 10:17:00 AM

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Important tip on exercising...

Sunday, January 04, 2009

It's day one of the SparkPeople New YOU Bootcamp.

Now that my kids are in the loop and supporting me on my journey to reaching my goal, I told them that I was signed up to do bootcamp and asked them to make sure that I did my workouts every day.

I loaded up today's bootcamp workout video, and told the boys that they could do it with me if they wanted. Kid one started marching, and so did I. Kid three joined in, and there we were in my small kitchen, marching. We were doing so well until the jumping jacks started.

This is where the important tip comes in.

I was still in my pj's, and as we jumped up and down, my double D's started making slapping sounds (I wasn't wearing a bra). My kids and I started laughing hysterically, and that put an end to the workout.

So the important tip: If you have double d's WEAR A BRA if you're going to be jumping around!!!! Not just because of the slapping sound, but also because it HURTS! LOL!

The good thing is, the boys and I had a good laugh out of it...

I'll be doing my bootcamp workout later today... after I get dressed.

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DMCOLAVITO 1/4/2009 6:43PM

    hahaha yeah I had a similar experience Christmas morning when I tried out my new Wii Fit Jillian Michael's Challenge... haha I feel your pain!

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ARMETIS 1/4/2009 4:03PM

    LOL! Thanks for the tip.

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A*L*P* 1/4/2009 2:54PM

    LOLOLOLOL!!!!! OMG -- thank you for the laugh!! I don't have the DD problem (small B here) but still a good tip! Thanks for a great laugh!!!

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TNLORI 1/4/2009 1:52PM

    Owwwww.... I can relate. I don't do much of anything until the bra goes on. Just don't like letting the ladies hang loose, if you know what I mean. :o)

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MOMMA_GRIZZ 1/4/2009 1:17PM

    Too funny! LOL - that was great - thanks for sharing!

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KARENSTAR1 1/4/2009 1:09PM

    Thanks for the laugh (:

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The Power of a Picture...

Saturday, January 03, 2009

I showed my kids my SparkPage yesterday... their immediate reactions were... "Whoa!!!" and "Holy cow!!!" when they saw my photos. Until that moment, they hadn't realized how much my body had changed. When you see someone regularly, you don't notice the transformation that is gradually taking place.

When I started SparkPeople, I decided to take a "before" picture of myself. I can't really remember why I decided, I just did it. Maybe it was to get a visual of what I really looked like. I'm glad that I took it. I can look at it now and compare it to the subsequent pictures that I took at the one month marks, and without a doubt, I can see proof that all the work that I'm doing is amounting to something.

Obviously I've noticed that my clothes are fitting loosely and all the other tell tale signs that I'm making progress, but nothing can motivate me more than the power of these photographs -- solid evidence plain and clear -- showing the results.

Seeing that November 1st picture, when I was at my heaviest weight (although I know I actually reached 290 lbs once), really opened my eyes and removed any of those incorrect mental images I had of myself that had me believing that I was was not as big as I was in reality.

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ARMETIS 1/4/2009 11:57AM

    You look great!

I think I'm going to try that too. Maybe that'll do it for me.

Keep up the good work.

P.S., thanks for the pumpkin.


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A*L*P* 1/3/2009 5:04PM

    FANTASTIC!!! You are doing an AWESOME job!! Keep up the great work!!!!!!!

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    You are doing great! What an inspiration those pictures are :-)

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