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May 5th

Monday, May 05, 2014

I have 9 weeks plus a few days until my oldest's wedding. Jake will be married on July 12th. I began this journey almost a year ago with that thought in mind. I did NOT want to be the biggest one at the wedding.

Well, two months left and I'm only down 51 pounds. Not exactly where I wanted to be.

So...I've vowed that beginning today I will log every bite of food (and stay within my limits!), exercise every day (and log it), and limit myself to 1 hour of tv watching each day (unless I'm on the treadmill). There are other things I can be doing instead of sitting on my butt!

I have also vowed that I will NOT step on the scale until Friday morning. Each Friday I will weigh myself and feel good about what I am doing NO MATTER WHAT the number says!

I will not give myself a goal by the number. The only goals I have are what I've mentioned above.

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ZIGGY122 7/31/2014 6:22PM

    emoticon Way to Go! 51 lbs is a lot. Like you NSV goals

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RUNNINGME 5/28/2014 6:01PM

    51 pounds is emoticon

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WERSPBUDDIES 5/5/2014 2:17PM

    emoticon your doing GREAT, its a hugs step to lose the weight.Keep it up You can do it

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LAURAKATE76 5/5/2014 11:53AM

    emoticon Hey! Remember, 51 pounds is a HUGE success! It might not be where you want to be yet, but 51 pounds is amazing! Keep it up!

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February 12th

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

I had my nails done last Friday. Gel nails--absolutely love, love, love them! Feel so pretty and girly. Never thought spending the money on myself like that was worth it--that I was worth it. Well--I am! LOL

I've been staying on track. Getting all my food tracked. Making sure I do some type of strength training every day--even if it's only for a few minutes. Getting in 10,000 steps--even if that means having to hop on the treadmill at 8 pm--I WILL have those steps in before I hit the hay.

I've been stuck in the 280s for the past couple months. Up, down, and staying the same. I WILL be out of them once and for all by the 26th (my birthday goal to ME).

I feel strong. I feel confident.

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MRSKATEDUVALL 2/15/2014 1:20PM

    What a wonderful way to treat yourself.

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February 1st

Saturday, February 01, 2014

I have to say I'm very glad to see December/January go. The past two months haven't been good at all: my mom's surgery, the holidays, no sleep, binge eating, stress, stress, and more stress. Come on February!

I've spent the past week getting back on track--it's been difficult, but I believe I've done it. I've pulled my Fitbit back out (not sure why I ever stopped wearing it), dusted off the treadmill, and have been trying to log every bite I take. And it's working! I'm almost back down to where I was before everything hit the fan. 5 more pounds to go and I'll be there. I'm confident it'll happen.

When I look at my original goal when I started back to Sparkpeople, I'm 33 pounds behind at this point. This is a goal I had due to the fact that my son is getting married in July (oldest son--first one to get married). I am also confident that I will 'catch up' to my goal--maybe not this month...maybe not the next month--but I WILL catch up to where I wanted to be.

I begin every day thinking about how good God has been to me. Even though I had a very difficult past two months, He was with me all the way. I have to remember to thank Him for holding me up when I doubt I could do it myself. And now that I'm back on track things are really looking up! The gained weight is coming off. We are getting an unexpected small windfall of cash (bonus/tax refund) to help pay off some bills that have been dragging us down. AND I got a raise at work! God is great!

So, on this first day of February I say: I'm ready! BRING IT ON!!

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PEGGY11 2/12/2014 8:17PM

    Congrats on the raise. emoticon Getting money back is so good. emoticon Sure beats having to pay. emoticon You are back on track and we are here for you. emoticon You will do it. emoticon emoticon

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GIZMOLUVSME 2/12/2014 4:56PM

    Good for YOU!!!! So happy you have gotten back on track! You will catch up in no time flat. emoticon emoticon

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    Love the positive outlook. Way to dust it off and get back on the treadmill.

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January 29th

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Thanks to those who commented and offered support on my last blog. I appreciate your kindness more than you know.

I've been back on track for the past few days--thankfully. I can't say it's been a breeze stopping the binge eating I had been doing. But for the past two days I've stayed within my calorie limit and have chosen healthy foods that are good for my body. Yes, I've found myself sitting at night thinking, "What can I eat to feel better?" Thankfully, I got up both times and walked on my treadmill instead.

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ZIGGY122 1/31/2014 6:04PM

    emoticon emoticon I love my treadmill. Good going small steps one step at a time.

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ADZY86 1/30/2014 6:07AM

    That's great! Way to go for just getting right back on track. It's always a battle but (I hear!) it gets easier and easier. We just have to keep fighting it. About 10 days ago I was having serious chocolate cravings. I was 5 mins from driving to the shops and picking up a whole batch of chocolate bars! I somehow managed to give myself a stern talking to and avoided a disaster. Since then, knowing that I fought it, I have felt so strong, so powerful. The more you beat it, the weaker it gets. emoticon

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PEZMOM1 1/29/2014 8:58AM

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January 27th

Monday, January 27, 2014

Well, I hopped on the scale today just to see that I've gained almost 10 pounds over the past week. I can't seem to stop eating. Honestly, I've been on a binge for approximately 4 days and I can't seem to stop.

I don't really know what set me off. I've been feeling worthless, bored, have cabin fever, and just pretty much am sick and tired of being sick and tired.

The person I was partners with hasn't emailed me back since January 12th. I don't know if she quit, is too sick to post, etc. I could really use some support...a kick in the butt...something.

First thing I did after stepping on the scale was start working out. Something in me wants to stop this craziness.


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GIZMOLUVSME 1/27/2014 10:33PM

    I, too, know how it feels to fall off the wagon. I have done it more times than I care to admit to. My family doesnt even comment on my weight loss anymore cuz I think they figure Im just going to gain it back anyway. This last time, for me, my depression was way out of control. Thankfully my doc realized what the problem was and was able to adjust my meds. This helped tremendously. Sometimes I think we just need that defining moment that kicks us in the butt and makes us get our life straightened out. Unfortunately it is different for every person as to what that certain moment is. The good news is that you have reached out for help and support. You could have just as easily clicked out of Sparkpeople and grabbed the ice cream! So emoticon !! The other positive thing is that you got a workout in! emoticon Sometimes I find that I have to not only take it a day at a time but sometimes, a meal, an hour, a minute or even a second at a time. Just keep working at it. We all fall, whats most important is that we get right back up! emoticon

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ZIGGY122 1/27/2014 11:57AM

    Saw on the huddle, you needed support. I've read you story on your Spark page.
Seems we have things in common, my friends have disappeared also after retiring.
So I am thinking they we're co- workers. I am a little older than you but I have the same type of binge eating. I do great for awhile and then for no reason I get the "blues" and go on a binge.So far this year I am doing better and am loosing. I will partner with you if you wish.
emoticon you didn't give up and you reached out for help. Walk the walk one step at a time. I am adding you as a friend also1 emoticon

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DMEYER4 1/27/2014 6:52AM

  time to pick yourself up, dust yourself off and continue on your journey. you can do it

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