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Gaining Weight, Will I Ever Reach My Goals???

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Hi all!
Okay, so it's 2 months post 2 operations and I've been walking more (wheelchair less) and doing some Zumba movement. YEA, but I've noticed one weight keeps going up! I mean, I got down to 160 and was holding it down, sometimes up to 162, but holding the pounds down still! And the last few times I checked the scale it was so high that I refused to record it. Well, today I decided to record it, are you ready...

My weight is back up to a whomping 169.3 lbs. Before I can take another breath I'll be in the 170's then the 180's and then back to the 190's, which is close to the 200's that I've never seen, but the thought of made me want to work on getting the pounds down.

I can say that my body fat is going down, this morning it was at 39.3%, which is good for me, since I stayed in the mid 40's and my body water is up to 43.2%. Okay so that's good...but still...geez I'm trying to LOOSE the weight not gain it like some might.

And you know, I just feel myself getting fatter and then I want to eat more...I even made some Ghirardelli Triple Chocolate Brownies last night... and it's been awhile since I'd done that. They didn't turn out like they usually do though. I put in a little too much water, so they're a bit cake like. Well, I guess I was thinking about the water I should have been drinking instead of adding to my brownies that I didn't need to begin with. I still had a small piece for breakfast though (for shame)... I tell ya, all this exercise is giving me a sweet tooth!

I know I should look at this as set backs happen, move forward, and maybe even check my measurements. But it took me a good week or so before I could even change my ticker to go backwards. For all to see that I was back up again.

So, okay, I really needed to get that out. I do hope that once I start my 10 week Well-Fit Program w/the Cancer Center & the local Athletic Club, next Monday that I can get my pounds to come down and get me to my goals. But I didn't lose the last time I did the program, I'm telling myself. However, I'm at a different place now (& have SP's support) & I don't have those 21 nasty fibroids inside me, so maybe things will work out this time! Because at this rate, I won't be meeting any of my "lose weight by the special date" goals.

*Reminder "Lose weight by the special date goals":
1) Get into my pink & cream dress suit for my boyfriend's b-day (April 13th).
2) Weigh 155 lbs (& stay there or less) by the time I travel to my niece's H.S. graduation in Puerto Rico (May 23rd).
3) Get down to 130-140 lbs by my b-day (July 26th) & wear a bikini to the beach.

I don't know, I might need to change my goals up because they are looking pretty impossible right now....

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

PALINDROMA 3/20/2008 7:18PM

    glad to hear you're doing well after your surgery... my mom went through one of those procedures and i know they can be rough! my suggestion would be concentrate on full recovery, oftentimes it takes a lot longer than we'd think for our bodies to get back to normal after something as invasive as surgery... so your body might be in "heal mode" and holding on to those calories to help repair itself. keep doing what you're doing and i'm sure you'll make your goals : )

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MSPROVERBS31 3/19/2008 9:06PM

    SIUGIRL97 thx for the reminder that I should NOT deprive myself.
BCURRY thx for reminding me that I CAN win & to stay focused.
THank you both for responding with your support!

Comment edited on: 3/19/2008 9:05:08 PM

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BCURRY 3/19/2008 6:44PM

You have to really be strong now because it sounds like your body is fighting to get back to it's old weight. I hate it when that happens, it's as if the body has it's own mind. I know for me once I lose several pounds I subconsciously sabotage myself. I am getting better at recognizing when that happens but sometimes it still doesn't matter, I gain anyway. So just stay focused on your plan because you can win at this game!!! That's what I'm doing and will take up any challenge to get me closer. You can do it!!

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SIUGIRL97 3/19/2008 12:10PM

    Its hard when you gain pounds when you are doing all the 'right' things.

It took time to put the weight on, it will take time to take it off.

Little pieces of brownie and little treats here and there are what make us human. If you forbid yourself another brownie ever again, you'll just end up back where you started plus 35#. (I speak from experience.) The best thing you can do is bake the brownies, take the smallest piece and then take the rest of it to work and put it in a breakroom or area away from your desk where someone else will devour it. Whenever I want a treat I don't deprive, I have it, figure out the calories, spend the extra time in the gym and move on. Food isn't a reward or punishment. I spent too many years thinking it was.

I hope you make your goals.


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Da Rules for My 2 Mini Challenges

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Okay so these are the rules for my 2 mini challenges. I've written them here as a blog, so I can check on my progress in one place, before I post on the boards!

I. "FitTV It's For Me: April Fool's Day Challenge" Summary (details on team page).
Some of you might have hit a plateau of motivation, physical or emotional weight. So why not fool your body to get it moving again!?! This challenge will end on April Fool's Day, Tues. the 1st. So what's the challenge? 4 things for the 4th month of the year.

1) We will try a new workout, exercising for at least 10 minutes 5 times a week (FitTV or other wise).
2) We will post daily what you're doing and/or to motivate one another.
3) Chose a nutritional goal and stick with it for 2 weeks.
4) Chose a body goal and stick with it for 2 weeks.

II. BBQ: One Week Work What You Got Challenge!!!!! (Summary)
This is a one week challenge to jump start your workout or to kick up your existing workout a notch.

1) We are going to work out 5 times a week doing at least 30 minutes of cardio a day.
2) We are going to drink 8 glasses of water a day.
3) We are going to post daily and motivate one another.
4) When we post we will mark out post with once our daily goal has been met.
5) We are going to stop eating 2 hours before bed (no late night munchin')
6) We are going to get in three square meals with two healthy snacks ..I would like you to make your lunch a nice salad.
7) We are going to try to lose a healthy 2 pounds by Easter.


Embarking On 2 mini-Challenges

Monday, March 17, 2008

Hi all! I started 2 new challenges today. One is a week long through "BBQ Team" ending on Easter and the other from the " FitTV It's For Me Team" which goes until April Fool's Day, the 1st! They are equally challenging. But I'm looking for the best, because I hit a physical plateau about a month ago and need a push into the 150s! I'm also glad that they are mini chalenges because those seem to work better for me!

So I actually started my workout part with Zumba Fitness. This is new for me, just got the DVD COllection on Saturday. I actually did 44minutes of the hour long Sculpt & Tone DVD (with the 1 minute breaks). Now I'm rewarding myself with some McConnell's fat-free frozen yogart.

I can't wait to cool down so I can take a shower! Well this was a quick one. I'll blog what I have to do for each one as well as my progress soon.


3 Hey Beautiful GOALS for 2008

Saturday, March 15, 2008

So I'm a member of the "Hey Beautiful" SP Team, and we were asked to come up with 3 goals for the year. It's taken me nearly 2 1/2 months to figure something out. So, although I have other goals and am sure to develop new ones as the year goes on, this is definately a beginning. So I'm reposting (is that even a word? I'm not even going to do a spell check.) it here so I won't forget! UCSB would be so proud of the education I recieved there. LOL

Okay, so I thought about it and here goes!

3 GOALS for 2008

1) Get to my goal weight of 130 (135) pounds and maintain that good range!

2) Improve the strength, balance & tone in my body!

3) Declutter my home & keep it that way!

Boy it took me forever to come up with something. I know I'll need some help, so feel free to offer some or even check up on me. Thx


Journey To Puerto Rico To See My Niece Graduate H.S.: I'll Be 13lbs Lighter!!!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

The picture above is of My niece Danielle on her 18th B-day Dec. 2007.

Okay so it's time to get more focused on weight loss. I did lose about 30 pounds, but let's face it, I was REALLY SICK, 6 weeks in the hospital, not the best way to lose it. Well, I'm sure a large portion of that was from the 21 fibriods they took out, so that is good!!!

So I'm looking towards motivation and goals. Intitially when I signed on to SP I wanted to get down to my goal weight of 130lbs by my 2008 b-day (July 26). In order for me to get there or close to it, I really need to step up as much as I can as I recop. from 2 surgeries. I hope I can do it, or get close.

So I think i'll work on loosing 13 lbs by the time I land in Puerto Rico this May 23rd for my only niece's high school graduation. It'll be really HOT out there, so it'll be a good time to buy a really pretty new dress for the occasion. I havn't seen her in 2 years so I pray that it's a blessed and great trip and reunion.

So this blog is for the 13 pound weight loss journey to Puerto Rico. Date: May 23, 2008, that's about 8 weeks. This gives me the 1-2 pound/week flexability! If I lose more GREAT!!! I want to focus more on losing and building my strength.

After I come back from PR I want to continue to lose the weight but also gain muscle as another focus. Why? Well, my goal to get down to 130 pounds by my b-day (which will be an additional 8 to 9 wks once I get back), also includes me wearing a BANGIN' bikini to the beach as I celebrate 34 yrs of life...we'll see how that goes! LOL

So, I'm FOCUSED as I begin this journey to Puerto Rico to see my niece graduate high school.
Today's Weight: 162 lbs
Today's Mood: Ready & Moving Forward...I'm Estactic!!!

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BABY_GIRL69 3/13/2008 10:20PM

    Well I total faith that you will no doubt be close if not at your goal weight. Looking good!!! Focus its right there for the taking!

God bless & pray you feel better!


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GOLDENARIES 3/12/2008 8:43PM

    Wow! I had not idea that you had fibroids removed and that many. My mother suffered from that and I am keeping an eye out myself. You go girl! your plan is solid. Keep up the good work!

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COLEMANSR 3/12/2008 11:33AM

    WOOHOO, I'm in the suitcase. Really that's great. Work that plan.
Have a great trip.

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BCURRY 3/11/2008 11:36PM

That sounds exciting!! What a beautiful place, sometimes when I a daydreaming I mentally go to Puerto Rico and imagine I am there. It sounds like you've put together a great plan to achieve your goals for the trip and your birthday. I am enjoying your blogs they are very motivating.

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