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Check in/ goals and numbers

Monday, July 21, 2014

Morning everyone!

I have been back on almost 4 months now. The highest I was this year was 239lbs and the last time I weighed on 7/19/14 I was 227.2lbs. So a total of 12lbs. I say slowly but surely! And I definitely say I'd rather be where I'm at now than where I was! And 12lbs gone definitely makes a difference on how you feel. My goal was to be out of the 230's by the end of June but I reached that about a week into July. My end of July goal is to reach 223lbs, which I am 4lbs away from now. That is 2 weeks away, so still doable. My long term goal which I've held since about April/May was to reach 212lbs by Sept 19th. The odd date is because that is about when I am planning my next vacation. And the odd goal weight is because I saw a picture of me a few years ago at 212lbs and realized how nice I really did look at that weight. At the time that was a weight gain for me and I wasnt happy in that picture and didn't like how I looked. Now I have the fortitude to know better now that I look back on it! Now I would love to look like that again! And I'm close. 15lbs to go. That's a lot better than the beginning of the year when I was 27lbs away from that goal. So I am excited that I am making that progress. And the count down is on.

Once I reach 212lbs, I think everyone knows my next mini goal will definitely be 199lbs! Which will be very much exciting. It is definitely on the horizon and will definitely be reached before this year is out. I got goals man!

Well that's about it for now! Hope everyone has a great day!

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B-LYNN1ST 9/29/2014 11:19PM

    I'm a late follower, but I know you got plans. Congrats to your success.

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MRSYATES84 7/22/2014 2:39PM

    Great job!!!! Congrats!!! And I can totally feel a difference with even a 10 pound lost. Each pound lost counts. emoticon emoticon

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EVIE4NOW 7/21/2014 11:59AM

  You CAN do it!

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2 months back on, check in!

Monday, June 02, 2014

Hello everyone!

I figured it was time for me to do a check in. I started back up on 4/4/14 at 238lbs and my last weigh in I was 234.2lbs. Of course I do not hold everything into the scale number and as well if I really did I would be disappointed with those numbers. But I really am not! The first 3 weeks the scale actually kept moving up! I know it was just my body adjusting to changes/ holding water etc.! Actually my guy suggested I increase my water, which I did to 5-6 bottles of water a day, about 10-12 cups a day and that is when the scale started moving just recently! He said your body has to trust it'll get enough water to actually let go of the excess, I guess he was right! Either way, that's an addition to my goals, to keep up my water intake. So scale wise, about 4lbs, I'm not mad at it!!! Just finally glad to see the scale moving! And though just a small decrease I haven't been on the lower end of the 230's in a while. Very motivating to see the 220's on the horizon.

I have had several non scale victories. I have lost several inches over my body and managed to fit a ring that my fingers had gotten too big for. I then had one more ring I still couldn't get on BUT today I got it on! :) now that ring stopped on my first joint before! Lol Another non scale victory is my work scrubs have no longer been super tight. They actually are feeling comfortable again. I used to have to wear my jacket because my top would rise up and have my sides hanging out...I knew something was going to have to give because summer was coming and it was getting to hot to play it off!!! I also feel my confidence really building back up! And that feels really good.

Another great thing I've been able to do is avoid the junk at work! Usually at work we'll have different doughnuts 3 days a week and catered lunches with dessert pretty frequently. I have sat and ate my home lunch of a salad while my coworkers ate fried chicken and all the southern sides! I'm very proud of myself!

Well that's my recap for now. Just wanted to check in!

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REDVELVET21 7/3/2014 8:18PM

    I like this because I think I need to increase my water as well!! My scale is moving slow but its moving and yet I know I can always do better in the water department.

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ME_HERE_NOW 6/30/2014 8:52PM

    you are killin it! so motivating to me, i feel like i am starting a long journey all over again, but looking at successes, one day at a time, look how they add up for you, and for me if i keep at it too. such a breath of positive air, at just the right time. keep rocking it girl! thanks for sharing!!

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NIKKICOLE83 6/26/2014 4:19PM

    I feel like you are living my life! I have slowly allowed my weight to creep back up since I got married last September and I am really trying to reign it in. As I read your blog, I glimpsed my water jug on my desk, still full from this morning, and I took a long, hard chug. Thanks for the inspiration!

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LEANJEAN6 6/9/2014 7:14PM

    emoticon emoticon You are doing great!!!!--Lynda

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CURVACIOUS_10 6/9/2014 2:40AM

    You are doing terrific, keep it up! emoticon

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    Those are all amazing NS victories. The best thing about being self employed is no more office food pushers! It was out of control.

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NOTGVGUP83 6/3/2014 3:49PM

    you're rocking your return on this journey. Keep it up!!! emoticon

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JOYFUL1977 6/2/2014 5:53PM

    I admire your strength!

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ZIRCADIA 6/2/2014 5:38PM

    WOOHOO! :D Sounds like a you are doing great! :D Keep rocking!

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Update/ check-in

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Hello all who may read my blog :)

Well it looks like I haven't blogged in over a year. So an update is in order.
I currently weigh 237. I have been eating right and working out daily for going on 3 weeks now. I cold heartedly without a doubt feel like I am finally in a good place all around to stay focused this time, to at least get myself back to the level of health I originally obtained. I definitely wasn't in a bad place all this time but having to adjust to changes in my life. I lost my job, feel in love, got a new job and finally my new job constantly has put me around free BUT unhealthy food all of the time. At first it was a candy land to me, then I tried to hold out (but when you have issues with food that is hard to do). Now I have rebounded from my job loss ten fold, gotten used to the idea of happiness and love and it being a lasting experience and I have a year plus into my new office and now the food temptations will come and go and my jaded candy land is gone. I no longer feel like I must get every piece of food they offer me for free!!! I do feel like I have a renewed energy. I also am focusing on my future health for my future family! I am just a couple years out for wanting to make that happen!

In my few weeks of being on it I have definitely already noticed awesome changes. The scale hasn't moved much but I have lost inches, finally got a ring on that was too tight, several non scale victories.

well thanks for reading my update! Hopefully I will check in more often again.
Have a great week!

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READY4CHANGE81 5/26/2014 4:59PM

    I am happy to see you back!!! It is amazing how we start feeling the benefits of eating better/exercise right away... at least I do!! Congrats on all your NSV!!!!! Those are the best :)

We are all cheering for you!

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WATCHMEGO2 5/26/2014 12:21PM

    Nice to "see" you again!

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TIME-4-TINA 5/22/2014 4:26PM

I stumbled upon your blog. good for you for getting back on track! for me, checking in on spark, tracking my food and fitness really keeps me committed. I may go through 6 month long plateaus, but I maintain. I have nothing but spark to thank for that. Good luck. Looking forward to hearing great things from you!
friend adding you!

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BRADMILL2922 5/22/2014 12:26AM

    Congrats on your NSV's! Glad to hear things are going well!

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    So proud of you my friend. You are a inspiration and an encouragement to ME. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NIKKICOLE83 5/16/2014 10:39AM

    So glad to see you back! I am at a very similar place to you. Love and work can really affect us emotional eaters. The good news is that we are at a different place mentally so we are able to check ourselves before we go too far. I am cheering emoticon for you!

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NOTGVGUP83 5/14/2014 12:18PM

    welcome back girlie! It's great to read that you're in a happier place and doing so well balancing eerything! Keep it up. Enoy your new love your new job and your new life!!

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Week recap

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Well despite keeping my goal in mind and doing the things I needed to do, I did not make goal which was 215lbs. I started the week at 217.0lbs and hit my low for the week of 216.8lbs on 2/6/13/ was very excited I would make 215lbs/ and then everyday after the scale went up and up. Today it says 220.0lbs. The good news is I know there is no way I truly gained 3lbs this week with counting my calories and working out an hour cardio 5 days this week plus 3 days of weights. The other factor is that my medication ran out that pulls out extra water weight. I drink 12 cups of water a day, and I am sure that has something to do with it. It must be a combination of the extra water and me starting weight training building muscle. I am definitely not trying to make up excuses BUT I am trying to keep my spark alive and be fair to myself!!! I could very well get depressed about what the scale is saying, but I know I am putting in the worok and logging in here everyday to keep myself motivated. I have to truly believe in and trust the process, that if I am doing what I am supposed to do, it will come off!

Things to hold in my mind is that I, myself can notice that my legs are more defined and tighter, meaning more muscle tone. My stomach doesn't poke out as much and a few of my new co-workers who barley know me are telling me they can tell I look smaller! Anything to keep the spark alive!

I'm not sure how to reward myself right now in this transitition. I may just reward based off of sticking to the right calories and working out the right amount of time. I really need some new workout pants and holding out based on the scale is starting to not be fair or seem like it'll be anytime soon. Plus after all this time I think my mind wants to be rewarded soon.

Thanks for reading!!!

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NOMOEXCUSES13 2/26/2013 12:30PM

    Whenever the scale gives you numbers you know are a little off...make sure you have something to utilize for non scale victories. Try on that pair of pants that was a little snug or do your measurements. So many factors play into the scale and what it gives us back. Hang in there! xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

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READY4CHANGE81 2/16/2013 3:03AM

    sometimes the scale doesn't immediately reflect the work we put in! Keep working and it will show!
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VERONICAVW_140 2/15/2013 4:11PM

    I'm so proud of you for not riding yourself for gaining weight. I like that you sat down and logically figured the gain instead of getting upset and thinking that all of your hard work was for nothing! I really admire that and will have to keep that in mind the next time I do not see a loss on the scale when I've been doing all the right things. Keep up the positivity!! :)

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ME_HERE_NOW 2/13/2013 5:14PM

    yay, you are doing fabulous, scale be damned :) reward yourself with workout gear and spark on sista!

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2JEN-MARIE 2/12/2013 4:43PM

  You deserve a reward for sure! Weight is only one indicator of success, and you are right to take stock of the rest, like definition, how you feel, and how healthy you are overall. It sounds like you are doing all the right healthy things for yourself, so it might be time to forget about the scale for a while and focus on enjoying the other benefits you are getting from your hard work. Hang in there and get lots of HUGS this week!

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CLPURNELL 2/11/2013 7:55PM

    emoticon emoticon

the scale will bounce around just focus on the work you are doing. try taking a day or two off and letting your body catch up!

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CONTENTCHRIS 2/11/2013 10:30AM

    The Scale is the DEVIL!

(says like Bobby Buchay's Momma)

Seriously though I try and only weigh in once a month the undue stress your placing upon yourself is just not healthy for you.

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SYZYGY922 2/10/2013 8:58PM

    It definitely sounds like water weight related to your medication, like you say. Glad you're staying positive. You'll get there!

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 2/10/2013 4:38PM

    Stay strong and emoticon

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PRETTYPITHY 2/10/2013 4:32PM

    Reward yourself early and often! emoticon I came up with rewards for monthly weight loss goals but then I just started creating new ones based on other things I've done right. Streaks are definitely a good thing to reward yourself for! You have so much to be proud of! emoticon

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LOVELYW14 2/10/2013 3:41PM

    I think you are right about the water weight. It doesn't sound like excuses especially if you have been doing all the right things! Keep up the hard work and I know you will see great results soon! BTW..this was very inspiring! emoticon

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MAMAJAHMAI 2/10/2013 1:39PM

    I think you've packed on some muscle. And honestly that is better than scale weight loss. While scale weight loss is great , the sexy toned muscular form looks way better, and the body is healthier and stronger. Your healthy regimen and serious cardio and strength workouts are definitely working, even if the scale is slow to recognize it. Great job GF!!!! emoticon

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MEXGAL1 2/10/2013 12:54PM

    Just keep thinking of how good you feel and about making those new healthy lifestyle changes.
You can do it!
Have a terrific Sunday.

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Goal for week 2/4/13-2/10/13

Monday, February 04, 2013

Good morning everyone,

I weighed in this morning 2/4/13 at 217.0lbs making me down a total of 5.6lbs since 1/3/13. It was slowly but surely and all those little losses added up and I can say I loss 5.6lbs, which actually sounds really good to my ears right now. That's amost 6lbs in a month, not shabby at all.

My goal for this week is to go from 217lbs to 215lbs, which is very reasonable, so that is what I am shooting for.

Of course I will keep weighing and updating.

Everyone have a great week!

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READY4CHANGE81 2/8/2013 7:08PM

    awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :) STAY STRONG AND KEEP FIGHTING!!!!!!!!

You've got this :)

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2JEN-MARIE 2/6/2013 2:55PM

  Wonderful! It's those achievable goals that keep us on track and moving steadily in the right direction. You are doing great!

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CLPURNELL 2/5/2013 6:35PM

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That is a great month!!!

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MAMAJAHMAI 2/4/2013 9:41AM

    Strong and solid goals. You are doing so well!!!. Have a fantastic week!!! emoticon emoticon

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    Congrats and keep up the hard work. Very resonable goals you have set.

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