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TG The 2013 Eating Season is OVER!!

Monday, January 20, 2014

This is the first year I have ever actually tracked the effects of the eating season on my body, and, well, wow. I take a 3-4 week Christmas break, and it is par-tay time with the family . . . complete with lots of red wine, ice cream, and butter butter butter, bay-bee!

So, I just did whatever, with the intention of checking back in here at the end of it all to check the impact, and impact it was. My first weigh-in, two weeks ago, said I had gained 14 lbs! So, I lept right back on the scale and it said 11 lbs and I decided to go with that one rotfl, although I could not bear to post that weight on here . . . how sad, eh? :/

However, I was very motivated to get back wit' da pro-grammmm, so did my first week and weight in again: down 5 lbs. Then this week, down another 2 lbs so only at a net gain of of 4 lbs (or 7 if you count that first weigh-in that I am trying to ignore lol. The mind is a wonderful thing.)

The scary part is what my Eating Season eating-style did to my other numbers. I have put on sooo much fat!! I didn't do those measurements two weeks ago because I didn't want to know, but did them today: There's an extra inch on my waist, an inch and a half on my hips, even a half-inch on my neck, ugh.

But that's a good thing, because I needed to be brought up short. I don't do New Year's Resolutions, but here's my new Life Avowal: I will eat healthily during ALL seasons, and when I party, it will still be with care, and with tracking, dammit.

No, I am not beating myself up. I am just shocked, but shocked into action is a good thing, so I say,

Thanks again, sparkpeople.com, for the tools I need to get and stay HEALTHY!!

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MAMABUGAZ 1/20/2014 10:25AM

    Our body types are all different.

But, during my weight loss phase (I'm in maintenance now), 6 lbs very consistently equalled one inch in my waist.

Glad to hear you are back on the weight loss wagon. You lost it before; you can do it again.

~ Faith

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NORTHFIRE 1/20/2014 10:10AM

  Thanks for the support, and exactly lol. It was a fun experiment in a way, as I make an awsum Christmas meal that goes on for a week lol, but wow, am glad to have learned what I did! I have announced to my many adult children that next year's Christmas offerings will be heart-healthy, and am not sure any of them will show for the feast, but I will be busy learning new ways of prepping old faves so they will still be happy. Or maybe I will still do the old faves, but give allllll the leftovers away. And of course, the week before and the week after for me are being eliminated, and going back to normal, not Eating Season mode. Live and learn . . . a good motto for all lol

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MBRASSFIELD2 1/20/2014 10:02AM

    Glad you are back at it. I guess we all need to learn moderation and track track track.
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So Glad I Track a Lot of Stuff :)

Monday, October 14, 2013

Well, over the summer my weight pretty much stayed the same, which is a way is nice but is also a little disappointing as I still have 8 lbs I want to lose.

Sooooo I am very glad I track my measurements, as I did this morning for the first time since Aug 20, and was happy to see an inch off my waist, half an inch off my hips, and thighs, and more.

I can see that my hard work this past 6 weeks or so has not been in vain, although the scale has not moved . . . and my clothes tell the real story, I bought a pair of size 5 JUNIOR jeans last week rotfl and enjoying myself enormously

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Yes you can yes you can yes you can . . .

  
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ERINLINDSAY83 10/14/2013 12:32PM

    Great job! Have a great week!

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Oh my, oh MY!

Monday, August 12, 2013

I have now lost 40 pounds (and 4 oz, but who's counting?

ME, I am counting rotfl) since March 12, 2013.

I am very happy, and have just reset my new goal to 50 lbs, with a goal weight of 124. I haven't weighed that little since about a year after the second of my five children was born, when I took myself to 122, but in such an unhealthy way I shudder to think of it now . . . the follies of youth! Fortunately the raging good health and natural strength of youth allowed me to survive my idiocy lol.

This time, I am feeling good as well as looking good, and have learned so much that I will continue to employ on this walk.

My best wishes and encouragement to all pursuing a SparkPath: we can all do it!!

  


I DID IT!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Goal reached! After 5-1/2 months of paying attention and learning to eat properly for this human body I currently inhabit, my morning weigh-in showed 135.0 lbs . . . and I am well pleased.

Now on to the next, I think. Let's go for 128 lbs, with the baby-sponge gone which means lotsa working out, which is SO much harder for me than just managing my intake.

Back down to a size 6 makes me long to be back to where I used to be, a nice neat size 4, so I am going for it.

Apparently being over 60 is not the problem some people want to claim it is LOL, so . . .

EXCELSIOR!

  
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NORTHFIRE 7/29/2013 6:45PM

  Thank you, TxPatriot! I see you are doing awesumly well yourself, congrats and wow!
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60 years old, 38.4 lbs gone, .6 to go to my original goal . . .

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Yes, I am pleased! I should be at or past goal at my usual Monday morning weigh-in, and ready to set NEW goals lol. Can't ever stop doing THAT.

I have noticed a lot of changes to my body and its reactions to things in the past two years, and I wasn't sure I could lose the 40 lbs I had put on over the last 4 years, but with a combination of a lot of time spent reading and learning, Spark People, and Isagenix for the last 12 lbs, I have done it :)

Now, I can see that I still need to lose about ten more lbs, but more importantly than that, I need to work out in a consistent and scientific manner.

The key to my weight loss was the discovery that my problem is CARBS. I just don't metabolize them well any more. I doesn't matter how low I take my calories, if my carbs are high, I just keep gaining weight. I was tracking last year through WW and eating 'healthy' while gaining, gaining, gaining. It was so depressing! Was this going to be my story for the rest of my life?? This means all carbs too, even the so-called good healthy ones. I was shocked at where those carbs hide! I have had to eliminate beans, rice, quinoa, couscous, even oatmeal. Then I learned to up my protein and my good fats, read: I added avocado and olive oil to my daily intake.

Without meaning to, I have pretty much ended up Paleo, and just love how I am feeling and looking. It is an inexpensive way to eat too.

Spark People has created a way for me to actually track what I consume daily, turning eating into 'fueling the machine', which has been highly effective as you can see, and I thank them from the bottom of my heart.

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LIVE_AMAZINGLY 1/13/2014 6:27PM

    I have ended up in the same place. I have tried and tried vegetarian/vegan. I really like eating that way, but it doesn't like me. I didn't want to end up at Paleo, but that is what my body likes, so that is where I am ending up. Whatever gets us to better health, right?
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