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Proud of Myself

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

I feel quite accomplished today. I had a 'dreaded' family dinner last night. These events always make me nervous, because I normally stop eating around 4 in the afternoon to give my food time to digest before I go to bed. I also get cravings when I eat late at night, so I've figured out that's it's just easier to stop eating before all the madness starts. It's been going well now that it's become a habit.

Well, we had one of those special family occasions, and I had to go to dinner with them last night. The last time we had one, I opted to skip out on it rather than face the temptation. This time, I said I would eat lighter during the day, and save some calories for that evening meal. Well, it was a little tough not to eat what I wanted to during the day, but I stuck to my plan. I ate a lite dinner last night, and even had some dessert. I said I would be proud of myself, no matter what the scale said this morning because I stuck to the game plan. I even put the fork down when I started getting that full feeling -- before my dessert was finished.

Lo and behold, I had actually lost weight this morning. Go figure. Like I said, it wasn't about the weight, but that was a nice bonus. I feel like I've broken through a mental barrier. I couldn't be happier!

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KRAWRS 11/2/2010 3:41PM

    Fantastic! You did a GREAT job!

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KASSIANDORA 11/2/2010 2:12PM

    Congratulations! I get nervous about family dinners too. Next time I go I will try and keep this in mind.


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Milestone Reached

Monday, October 25, 2010

I reached an important milestone today. I officially weigh less than my husband. I've been trying to get him to weigh in regularly so I could figure out when the switch-over happened. He kept losing (for no good reason, like most men), so when I thought I was below him on the scale, I would turn out to be a lb. or 2 above him. Grr. Well, today he finally weighed in at .5 lbs. above me. Yay! Of course, he does not know this. I'm waiting 'til I'm down at least another 25 lbs. to let him in on how much I weigh. There are some things a woman has the right to keep to herself... ;-)

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ITLADYEE 10/30/2010 8:13PM

    Sweet!!!! Keep it up!!

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KRAWRS 10/28/2010 2:20PM

    Thats fantastic! I'm waiting for that milestone to be reached also! :D

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SUNSHINE6859 10/26/2010 6:50PM

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KASSIANDORA 10/25/2010 10:14PM

    Wow! Congratulations! I remember when I finally got down below my husband, he got all huffy. I said "Honey, I'm supposed to weigh less than you!" I mean I'm only 5'2 and he is 6 even.

I'm looking forward to the time where I look forward to him picking me up and carrying me. I always wanted to be carried over the threshold on my wedding day but I was much too heavy then. Maybe at our vow renewal things will be different.


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ITSAWRAP_DIMI 10/25/2010 4:02PM

    emoticon You are doing fantastic!!! Thanks for sharing

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LOVINGWOLF911 10/25/2010 12:22PM

    WOOT! That's awesome!! I would to just to rub it in my hubbys face only a little of course :D Keep up the Amazing work!!

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LE7_1234 10/25/2010 11:47AM

    OMG, I remember how totally cool that feeling was....


p up the good work... and keep sharing it. It helps us all! :-)


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CAREN_BLUEJEANS 10/25/2010 6:38AM

    Thank you for sharing your great success with us, even if you're not ready to share with hubby.

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MISHA_T 10/25/2010 12:16AM

    I like it! Some things make me feel competitive even if only with myself. As long as it's healthy, there's nothing wrong with some competition.

And yeah... typical of men. They just lose weight without even thinking about it!

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Finally hit the 30 lbs. Lost Mark!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Well, the title says it all. I've finally hit the goal that's been eluding me, not only for the past few weeks, but for the past few years. The last time I lost weight, I stalled out at 29 lbs. lost, and slowly (actually, quickly) started to regain the weight. The time before that, I lost about 33 lbs., and regained that, plus more. The 30 lb. mark has been a big sticking point for me, but it will not get the best of me this time. I'm setting a new goal of 30 lbs. lost, and I will get there. It may not be as quickly as some people will get there, or even as quickly as I hope to get there, but I will get there. Of this I am sure. I have no anxiety that I will falter or fail. It's taken me 8 months of peaks, valleys, lows, highs and everything in between to get where I am. I've learned so much in that time. I've gotten stronger, I've become wiser, and I'm looking forward to moving forward.

'Tis grace that brought me safe thus far and grace will lead me home...

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JAVAQUEEN74 10/11/2010 2:16PM

    Congratulations! I can't wait to get there! In about...oh... another 22lbs! LOL.

Keep rockin it out! emoticon

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HEALTHYASHLEY 10/11/2010 2:06PM

    Way to go! emoticon

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Learning and Accepting....

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Well, I had a couple of setbacks this week, so I haven't hit my 30 lbs. yet. I have to believe there are things I still need to learn. I'm willing to accept that, and embrace where I am. 30 lbs. will come when it's supposed to. In the meantime, I'm enjoying the journey.

There were a couple of dietary issues I had to relearn this week. Going back and repeating a lesson is sometimes necessary, but life has a way of bringing us back to those things we thought we knew, but need a refresher course in.

I'm taking notes, and will hopefully retain the lessons this time. Learning and accepting...

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ABOUT2BSKINNY 10/8/2010 1:01PM go girl..I know it's rough..but you'll reach it

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SUNSHINE6859 10/6/2010 7:14AM

    Setbacks happen. It's nice to know that we can go back and relearn and reapply the lessons we thought we learned. I have moments when I think wow, I'm doing great and something comes along and I'm off track. Thank God for second and third and fourth and... chances. Congrats on all you have accomplished so far on your journey to good health.

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GREENEYESGIRL 10/2/2010 12:18PM

    I tend to forget my lessons very quickly too, particularly when it comes to weight loss... For example, a few days ago I overate and felt horribly full. I even blogged about it. A few days later, I did the same mistake! It's so strange how some things need to be re-learned over and over again :-)
Good luck on continuing your journey and achieving your goals!

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I'm Featured on the IOWL Podcast

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Today my story was featured on the Inside Out Weight Loss podcast by Renee Stephens. I'm the singer with allergies she refers to. Pretty cool stuff! The link is below:


You'll probably have to copy and paste the link to your browser.

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LE7_1234 10/2/2010 5:02AM

    Very cool....

Time to go listen to some music, I think! :-)


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CAREN_BLUEJEANS 10/1/2010 6:58AM

    Congratulations! I heard the podcast, now I have to go to Renee's blog, & get the link to your music.

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LILDREAMY 9/30/2010 2:50PM

    Wow! I am VERY impressed! That was GREAT! I suffer from bad sinus issues. I don't really sneeze at all but I have sinus pressure sometimes but mainly a stuffy nose. It'll wake me up all hours of the night. If my nose is stuffy I CAN'T sleep. I usually take sinus meds at least 4 times a week. The other 3 days I'm drinking alcohol and don't want to mix the 2. The doctors just want me to take prescription meds but I think I take enough as it is. I dont' wanna be 30 taking a handfull of meds a day, lol.
I will absolutely try this method. I have nothing to lose... except a stuffy nose. :-D

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MUTANTQUEEN 9/30/2010 2:43PM

Try this one...

If not, just google "Inside Out Weight Loss Podcast". Episode 139. Thanks for trying.

Comment edited on: 9/30/2010 2:58:26 PM

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LILDREAMY 9/30/2010 2:26PM

    The link didn't work for me. :-(

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