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Day 84 of 84

Monday, June 29, 2009

Hello, everyone!

Yesterday was day 84, the end of my 12 week challenge on the Body for Life program. Unfortunately, I didn't reach my goal of 15 pounds lost. I lost 10.4 though so I'm happy with that. I have to admit that the 12 weeks went by really quick. I thought it would seem like ages but I was wrong.

I've decided to do another 12 week challenge, but try harder than I did for the first 12 week challenge. I know there were days that I skipped a work out, ate off plan, or didn't give my workout 100%. My goal for the next 12 week challenge is to try harder and meet my goal of going down at least 1 pant size and 15 pounds.

Thank you all for your continued support and helping me to fight this battle!

Wish me luck! emoticon emoticon

  
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TRESZKA 7/29/2009 2:55PM

    We are so proud of you for keep on going! That's the spirit!
Best wishes for continued success!


"There's a difference between interest and commitment.
When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permit. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results."
~ Art Turock



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HIFROMOHIO 7/21/2009 7:51PM

    Great job! Be proud of yourself and how far you have come!

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NEWLYWED_JENC 6/30/2009 3:01PM

    Girl you lost almost a pound every week for 12 weeks. That is definitely something to be proud of! Great job!!!



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Swimsuit Shopping is No Fun!

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

As summer quickly approaches I realized I'm going to need a new swimsuit this year. Not only because the one I have worn the last two or so years is a little loose (only the top) but also because I've never really liked it.

Unfortunately, when you're obese/overweight, full-figured, voluptuous (whatever you want to call it), buying basically any type of clothing - from dresses, shirts, bras, swimsuits - is no easy feat. I've never been able to walk into a store, spot a super cute swimsuit, try it on and jump for joy because it fit, or because it looked wonderful. Nope, I'm the lucky one who gets to either shop around until I find one that half fits, or try to get lucky shopping online.

Shopping online...not exactly my cup of tea when it comes to shopping for clothes. But, I found some really cute ones on Spiegel.com this week. I ordered five of them today and decided I'll return the ones that don't fit. It's so hard to pick the right size even after looking at the chart for measurements. Hopefully they will arrive next week. I need something that fits by the 4th of July, at least.

Anyways, that's all I've got for today. emoticon

  
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GRAMMACRUISER 6/9/2009 8:00PM

    I know what you are saying. I have been putting it off for about 6 weeks now. I have three, one I love but it is a little tight, and another one is one I bought on E-bay, no big lose, it is a bigger one, but one I want to get rid of, and the thrid one, is another one I an not to fond of, it really has no support for us big busted gals. We are going to Lake Powell in ten days. I'll be on a houseboat with Dh and our two best friends. They are both close to 300lbs. So I am not to worried about this trip, I have plenty of cover-ups for myself. But in less than 100 days We are going on another Caribean cruise and I am going to be smaller and can wear a nicer suit. The only ting is I am not sure what size to buy and then in three months, the swimsuits are put away and winter coats are out!!!! emoticon

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Already Into June!

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Time goes way too fast! It's been a while since I've blogged, I guess I just haven't had much to say that I wanted to share with everyone. I still really don't, but figured I'd give an update.

Things seem to be going fairly well with the Body-for-Life program. I started on April 6, 2009 at 198.4 and am down to 188.0 as of last weigh-in on May 29, 2009. I need to lose 4.6 pounds by June 28 in order to meet my goal of 15 pounds in 12 weeks.

I have to admit that I'm a bit frustrated. I've lost a total of 26 pounds since October of 2007 and I don't really see a difference. When I think of 26 pounds, I think of a lot of weight! I took my monthly measurements yesterday and there was maybe two inches lost since last month, so I guess I'm confused on where I'm losing. Measurement taking has never been much of a help for me. I am happy the scale is moving, I just wish I could see an obvious sign.

Otherwise, on the plus side, I do belielve I'm getting stronger. The bike ride I went on on Saturday sort of proved that because I found it slightly easier than it was for me a year ago at this time.

I will keep plugging away and focus on meeting my goal by June 28. emoticon

  


HELP - Facebook and SparkPeople Question

Friday, May 22, 2009

- EDIT - I think I figured it out, we'll see if it works.

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When SparkPeople added the new 'feature' to connect our accounts to Facebook, I thought I would like it, so I connected them.

I do not like it and I want to disconnect the two and I can't find out how. I've asked SparkGuy himself with no response and left a comment on the page where this whole thing started.

Anybody have a clue? emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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CYLLOM 5/25/2009 7:35PM

    I hope someone answers that question too...I don't want all of my FB friends to know when I'm having a "fat moment" but sometimes I want to write it on SP. It would be nice to have the option to update FB when you want to.

If you find out, can you tell me too.

Thanks, Molly

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Onto April and a New Program

Monday, April 06, 2009

Since my last blog in March, things have been going 'ok'. Nothing has really changed as far as my measurements or weight loss; both have been steady.

Beginning March 30, I was going to begin the "Body for Life" (BFL) program. Unfortunately the very night before I twisted my ankle (possibly sprained) and that hindered starting the program because I can't fulfill the cardio portion.

I decided to start today as day 1, but I still can't do cardio because my ankle is still bruised and sore. One of my awesome Spark Buddy's told me that I should wait until it's completely healed before I begin any cardio, or I could make it worse. She was right, so I am not going to do the cardio until it's 100% better. In the mean time I'm still going to follow the nutrition and strength training aspects and keep moving forward into the 12 week challenge.

I took my measurements yesterday and will take another set of "before" photos tonight (I discarded the first set I took yesterday, yuck).

Today is day 1 and am planning day 84 to fall on June 28, 2009. emoticon

  
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TODIFOR 4/7/2009 4:49PM

  YAY KRISTI MCNICHOL!!! YOU ROCK

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