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Thursday, July 10, 2014

I had a few non scale victories this week..
My "skinny" jeans fit. They are not my skinny jeans from like high school but I bought them in 2012 and could never button them... never thought to get rid of them. They fit... Almost too loose but they look better than my other jeans.
I bought a large shirt instead of extra large and it fits well.

I have been drinking my 4 bottles of water everyday. This is day 5 of my water intake being where it needs to be.
I skipped going out to lunch yesterday at a place I am known for ordering crap at to eat my tuna over salad with carrots and cucumbers and a yogurt. It is my new favorite lunch!

The scale has not moved but I feel good. I am doing the right thing and if that means it doesn't move, so be it. I am happy!!

Can someone help me pack for my honeymoon? I do not know what to pack for 2 weeks in Paris, London, Amsterdam and Belgium. It says high 82 and low 68.... Big difference to this FL. girl.

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NIMIRRA137 7/10/2014 12:31PM

    Congrats on the NSV! I'm hoping to have one of those with my pair of pants in a few months. I too bought them years ago but couldn't ever button them.

Skipping lunch and sticking with your lunch is a big victory! I think saying no to certain foods can be difficult.

You've probably told me before but where in FL are you at? Even though you probably don't want to over pack, I recommend packing layers for changing temperatures. Plus stuff that can be worn interchangeably multiple days if you don't get it dirty/sweaty.

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7 days. ONLY 7 days

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

My final dress fitting is in 7 days... What am I going to do? I have to maintain from there on. I am hoping it will be okay if I lose a few more but not go overboard. 7 days... That snuck up fast. I am nervous... 7 days!

We ordered the last of what we needed yesterday. The wedding is finally one hundred percent done and once everything is received, we are good to go. We will just need to pack.

Today was my first day back from my long weekend and taking a break. My lifestyle resumes today and I am so glad to be back. I am tired of being sick from the crappy food... I love that I have my meals for the next two weeks portioned and planned out. I have enough workout clothes to get through one whole week and I will be ready to tackle that...

So much on my mind but I am feeling refreshed and ready to tackle this last month of being a Miss.

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SPICEMWE 7/8/2014 2:29PM

    That's exciting!! Just remember to focus on the positive. Smile!!

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Tuesday, July 01, 2014

My anxiety has been out of control the last few days... Almost a week so I am really trying to just maintain and not over eat. My emotions get the best of me and I eat. A lot.

I have been careful to watch how much I eat and been trying to workout but I need to take care of myself right now. Food yesterday was good besides bread and butter (1 slice) and 2 bites of mac and cheese. Today is good besides the one twix bar I had... Workout did not exist yesterday but my bag is packed today and I will go. I am concerned how much I will do because my heart rate is elevated.

I am not sure how to get it under control.

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AHORSEY1 7/1/2014 3:31PM

    I have a friend who works out to help his anxiety. It seems to calm him after a session on the stair master.

Take care of you and don't forget to just breathe! emoticon

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SPICEMWE 7/1/2014 1:49PM

    I know what you mean; my emotions can completely change my eating habits.

If it's not too personal, what sorts of things are you anxious about; maybe talking them out will help? Feel free to send me a personal message too, if you don't want to place it here or on my wall.

Taking time to seriously meditate and relax helps me when I'm super stressed. I recommend starting with 2 -3 minutes and working your way up. Find a completely quiet place (or as quiet as you can) and sit and close your eyes. Don't move or fidget and just focus on your breathing. Breathe from your abdomen and not from your chest. You can probably google videos on "Abdominal Breathing" if you're not familiar.

My Kung Fu instructor recommends 10 minutes of meditation a day for a healthy mind, but you really have to build up to it. This has inspired me to try to do this for myself too.

*hugs* I hope you find some peace and calm in your life and overcome this anxiety. I'm here for you if you want to chat.

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6/26- New mind set

Thursday, June 26, 2014

So, I was talking to my wonderful Fi last night and he was curious about my FB post. I have a new mind set and I use FB to keep me motivated. I check in on there for the gym, I post quotes and I love the support I have as a lot of my friends are on a weight loss journey as well.

My new mind set...

1. STOP negative self talk. I have lost almost 30 pounds and have made huge changes in my life. Stop with the "you are too fat", "that dress makes you look huge", "you will never look like a model". Stop with that and realize where you are and where you came from! Embraces the happiness and the progress.

2. Do not feel bad for having a few treats... But portion those treats. I had a whole plate of tiramisu on Sunday. I don't feel bad as it was amazing but instead, split it and have a portion. Don't feel bad, make smart choices with bad food.

3. Reward myself. I have been to the gym 2 days this week. Today will be day three and if I go Friday, I am rewarding myself with a pedi and mani. My nails look bad and after all that working out, my feet could use a good rub! Stop feeling guilty for doing stuff for you when you are the one going through the big changes and bettering your life.

Live this.

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BROWNH14 6/27/2014 9:43AM

    I am so thrilled to see this blog post and know that you are not just doing healthy things for your body, but thinking healthy too!


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SPICEMWE 6/26/2014 9:49AM

    I love this blog so much! You have such a great outlook on life and health and it's truly inspiring! Number 1 is probably my favorite because it can be *so* hard to do, but it's vitally important. Making a positive change comes from being more positive about ourselves.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

With the wedding being 45 days out, I am getting excited.

Work is being super awesome knowing I am leaving. I feel good knowing I can take two weeks off and they are excited for me... Not worried I am leaving!

We ordered more wedding stuff and have a little more to go but I need to focus on packing for two weeks in one suit case. That worries me! Different climates, foreign countries and lots of fun ahead...

A lot of people say "you worry to much about your spouse, you need to focus on you". I am focused on me. I do what I need to do to lighten the load for him. I do what I need to do for me and if I need a break, he catches my slack. That is a perfect team...

Food and workout was good. I am slowly working on getting my number down and while I am not where I want to be, I feel good about where I am going! All bets are off when it comes to wedding cake though! I can't wait for Italian food and cake on my wedding day!

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MARTINE08 6/25/2014 9:15PM

    So exciting!! I can't wait to hear all about it!

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SPICEMWE 6/25/2014 10:48AM

    That's so exciting! You'll have to share pictures with us when it's all done! Keep going, you're doing great!

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NIMIRRA137 6/25/2014 10:21AM

    Wooh! It's going to be here before you know it.

Where are you going for your honeymoon?

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