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Bathroom Scale

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Ok, I finally did it, I purchased a bathroom scale. For many years that was something that was scary to me. It was free to weigh myself at work so why not just do it there. Then yesterday I was kinda discourged because when I did my weekly weigh in I gained half a lb. My co worker and fellow Sparker suggested that I get a home scale because I was getting on the scale within half hour of me working out. She told me to do it first thing in the morning. Well I went to Walmart and felt a little overwelmed. I didn't know there were so many different types of scales. I think I was in that dang isle for about 15-20 mins. There were ones that were digital and ones that were the regular old ones. They were some you could program the scale to remember you and some that calculated BMI and water weight. There were the regular old white scales it seemed everyone had and there were clear glass ones. I seen prices ranging from $8 -$50. I didn't know there was so much to take into consideration when making this purchase. I finally settled on one which calculates your BMI and water weight. (not sure how it does all ). When I got home I felt like a kid on Christmas. I went upstairs and set it up and then it was time to step on the scale. The first time it said error. I got kinda nervous, I knew it said up to 350 so I was safe. I reread the directions and tried it again. I looked down and the biggest smile came over my face. Now mind you I did something I can't do at work. I stripped down to my underwear(dont try and get a visual you might get a lil ill) and it was 4 lbs less than the scale at work. Now I know my cloths and boots weigh a few lbs but imma run with what that scale said. Imma take my 4 lbs and be happy!!!!!!! I noticed someone here named their scale. If I'm not msitaken it was Pocahantaz(sorry about the horrible spelling) When I seen her call that scale Mister I thought I would die laughing. (if I have the wrong person sorry) So any good suggetions for a name??? Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!

  


An Idle Mind........

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Is definitly the devils's tool. I have been home all day( have to take my car to the dealer in the morning) and I have thought nothing but negative thoughts all day. Well I had a few good thoughts,but the bad out weighed those. I am starting to be honest with myself about who I am and what made me this way. I grew up not knowing my self worth. I was sexualy, physicaly, and emotionaly abused as a young child. This made me become a person with a very hard heart. Growing up I just wanted someone to love me, but I was afraid to allow them after all the hell I went through. My mother left me when I was 14 yrs old and I was so upset and couldn't understand why. When I was older I realized she actualy did me a favor in some ways. My father passed several months after this and this is when my shell became even tougher. I vowed never to become close to anyone again. As time went on I let two people into my world and they both failed me. People who know me in my everyday life would never know these things because I'm always kind to others, I love to see people happy, I love to help people, and I always wear a smile. Looks are sometimes decieving. As I am taking this weight loss journey I am also learning to love me!!! Today I thought how would anyone love someone like me. I have been single for a long time. I find myself in relationships that are either very unhealty or " I just want to be friends, but we can still have sex" type of relationships. I have a daughter with a disability who will be with me until one of us leaves this earth, what man would want me. I'm not the cute chearleader I was in high school. Then I told the devil to get out of here. Who wouldn't want to love me. I am a person who cares about others, I love my daughter, I'm funny, I'm smart, I have the biggest heart in the world that has begun to soften, and best of all I am one of God's children. When I began this journey I had to be honest about my whole life. I am learning to deal with my battles.

  
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FLUFFYMAMMA68 7/26/2008 1:42AM

    You are not alone. I'm so glad to have crossed your path as you are my sister because we have the same Father. You can and will be loved and you deserve it. Be strong in Him and when you can't be strong, just BE in Him. emoticon

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MYTIME2SHINE76 7/21/2008 11:57AM

    I am glad you recognized that the devil was trying to take you down, you resisted, you came out on top and he is mad. You are a beautiful child of God.

Be Blessed

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ANGEL51818 7/21/2008 12:00AM

    You are strong and inspiring women you should know that. You are right who wouldn't want to love you, you are a wonderful person and good things happen when you are not looking and least expect them, just be open hearted and minded to new things and people. I am a true believer in karma and you my friend are a good person so good things will happen. emoticon

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Have I lost my mind.........

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Ok, I have lost 9 lbs. I have worked hard to do this. I went to the gym a week straight.(havent done that in over 14 yrs) , been eating pretty good, even been in good spirits. The end of the week comes and I mess up all the hard work I have put in the last few weeks. It started thursday night, I ate 4 cookies before I went to bed. They were calling my name. Then friday night I did good all day until I went to the drive in. I stopped at the store to get a bottle of water and I came out with the water and a large bag of chips.( I think I ate half the bag). I couldn't stop at that noooooo, I had to have an ice cream cone today. Am I setting my own self up for failure. I know I want to loose the weight. Why am I eating things I know I shouldn't eat. I went to the market and bought $31 worth of fruit and veggies today. I am going to start tomorrow as if none of this happened, but I am wondering am I really sabatoging myself.

  
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FLUFFYMAMMA68 7/26/2008 1:31AM

    I know just how you feel! I've been there way too many times. It doesn't seem as appealing as those cookies and so on, but I like the tip to drink a full glass of water when you want to go for those cookies or less healthy snacks. Also try going for bananas when you want something sweet, or a mango when you want something slightly tart or with a bite to it. Soon your tastes will change and you'll feel so much better about yourself instead of guilty about the slips. Use your teams, that's what we're here for & we don't judge when someone slips and needs a hand up. emoticon

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2008LYNN 7/20/2008 7:42AM

  Old habits die hard. You're doing the right thing; act as if it never happened. You're also right to ask yourself why and if. Now ask how to avoid these things next weekend. Cookies that aren't IN the house, can't call you in the middle of the night.

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Proud Moment.....

Monday, July 14, 2008

I had to run out to Meijer's today and I noticed they had some PJ's on sale. They were some cute short sets with tank tops. I usualy don't look because they never have my size. I noticed they only had 2 pair that were X-Large. I normaly wear a XX-large, but they were reg $18 marked down to $4.50 so I decieded to buy a pair of the X-Large. I was even brave enough to buy a large because I will be small enough to wear it soon enough. I went home and decieded to try on the X-large and was pleasently surprised ,I fit into it. I may not have lost lbs this week,but I sure lost inches!!!! I can't wait until I can fit into those larges. I may go back and get a few larges and a couple meds also,

  
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FLUFFYMAMMA68 7/26/2008 1:19AM

    GREAT JOB!! That's such a great feeling, huh! You'll be into those lrg before you know it & don't hesitate to go get those meds. Keep up the good work!!!! emoticon

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ANGEL51818 7/16/2008 12:04AM

    See dont always count on the scale to tell you the truth. I learned that last week I just have to remember it.

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The monster......

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Ok, so I am going back to the gym on monday and I am going to stare the monster in the face and tell it you are not going to intimidate me anymore!!!I have been afraid of you for too long and the time is now to end the fear. I am going to walk over to that elliptical machine and try to do at least 5 minutes. What did you think I was talking about? Although I have wanted to try this machine out, I have been too afraid because I thought I was too heavy and people would look at me and think,"What the hell is this fat girl trying to do break the machine or what." Come Monday, I am going to march over to that machine and try and at least give it 5 minutes and I don't care what other people think!!! emoticon emoticonEveryone have a great day!

Vanessa

  
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ANGEL51818 7/12/2008 6:11PM

    You will do fine on the eliptical and in 5 minutes you will burn a ton of calories. At first I hated it but I started inputing my weight and age and all the good stuff so I could get a accurate amount of calories I was burning and thats what keeps me going on it. I am up to 10 -25 min now depending on how much other carido i did the elipticals are hard to wait for sometimes at my gym there arent many and everyone wants them! The treadmill is good to I cant get into the stepper yet in time in time.

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RENA1965 7/12/2008 2:46PM

    Hi MSV,
If you feel the elliptical is too hard, try a slow walk on the treadmill and work your condition up on this. When you feel you can do alot more, move on to the elliptical.
I have been 306lbs so did this with great success. The treadmill is more gentle on the joints.. The simple fact your moving at a walking pace for more than five minutes will benefit you more than the elliptical. Don't think of this machine as a monster. Just take baby steps, and work on it from here. Exercise should be fun and not scarey no matter what size you are. These days I have moved from the treadmill to the elliptical and now prefer the step machine which is extremely hard to keep at. Good luck and keep it simple so it doesn't put you off totally... You may just to 10 times better on the treadmill and be so proud of yourself..


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KAY-SUPREME 7/12/2008 2:41PM

    The elliptical can be kind of tricky at first if you try the one with the arm movers as well as the feet kind... But, it's a great work out and you'll get the hang of it really quick!! Good luck with everything and keep fighting the good fight!

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