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Not a deterrent!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Ok... I weighed in and... I'm up a pound from Saturday. bummer. Thought I'd be down a pound at least and a half pound ahead of my goal, but NO... I'm a pound up and so therefore 1.5 pounds behind my goal... Grrrrrrr!

OK... maybe the scales aren't truthful again, maybe I'm retaining water, I have had swollen ankles all week, but I did drink a LOT of water. Maybe I just need to go to the bathroom LOL (tmi? sorry) Maybe I didn't hold my mouth right... or would my one BAD day this week still be showing up on the scales? That was Monday! that would sooooo not be fair cause I got right back on track and stayed in my personal numbers range. Ok... that's not totally true actually. I've not gotten in ANY exercise this week. Rain rain rain and just didn't feel like the treadmill.... **sigh** Most likely it's a combination of it all. I think I'll go back to my daily weigh ins...

Overall, this is not a deterrent to my dieting. It's a bummer, yes, but I will work harder to make up for my being behind and catch up to where I should be. I'll keep updating.

First week of school was hectic, it will take a while for us to establish a good working routine... trial and error.

I'm not gone, so please don't forget me LOL! I'll be popping in now and then to track and if I have time to post a little, but like I said... no routine and with 4 kids and homework already... I am totally pooped by 8! :)


Saturday 191
today 192 (goal was 190.5! all I had to do was lose a measly half pound this week... but nooooo... I GAINED a pound. :( emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MARIADALE 8/23/2008 10:00AM

    Don't rely too heavily on your scales...if your eating right and exercising the weight will eventually go down.

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SPARKNMOM 8/22/2008 8:48PM

    You're doing just wonderfully! I, too, have struggled w/ establishing a good routine. We'll do it, Renee'!!

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    Renee, you are soooooooo funny!
You're up one, but you can be down 2.5 next week for all you know! So chin up, mama! You can do this!!!!

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ISURRENDERALL 8/22/2008 4:52PM

    Don't let it get you down.It is probably water.Everyones weight fluctuates now and then.Hang in there it will come back down.
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CRUCIFIED1 8/22/2008 4:13PM

    Don't sweat it Renee - there are so many factors that could have caused the gain. I would put my money on the lack of exercise. If you are using the SP calorie ranges, they take into account your projected calories burned. For instance, I didn't really work out this week but I stayed within my range. Well that range is based on me burning 3,000 calories a week and I probably hit 1,000.

So stay encouraged - you know the recipe for weight loss and you will get back on track.

Stay Blessed!!!

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LIBRA73 8/22/2008 3:59PM

    It could be water, don't let it get you down! I miss seeing you in the teams, but I totally understand. School starts here next week, then preschool for little man. I can't wait!

Glad to see you aren't really upset. Just keep at it, and add that treadmill, even in little workouts, it will help! I know you can do it girl!!

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setback, but still determined (UPDATED)

Friday, August 15, 2008

Well, go figure. I did pretty good all week and to what end? A one pound GAIN. What gives? Well, actually I know what it is. Today is first day of tom. So, I'm really not accepting this weigh in. I'm not changing my ticker and I'm not going to let this get to me. I KNOW the reason for it. I can't drink enough water to rid myself of the fluid retention I suffer through during this time. I'm going to keep on keeping on and next weigh in will hopefully be more truthful... oh, btw, due to the encouragement of a good friend, I have measured and did learn that overall, I've lost nearly 2 inches this week. That's a plus.

Hugs to all my sparkfriends!

8/16/08 update.... I weighed in this morning, just curious at where day 2 of tom puts me... expecting to be the same, or maybe even up, and to my joyous surprise... I was down 2.5 pounds from yesterday! 191.0!! wow. That looks a lot better, and I'm back on track to meet my weekly goals! Woohoo!

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LIBRA73 8/18/2008 10:26AM

    Well, see there! Not bad at all girl!! Glad you are still working! I was wondering where you were!!

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CRUCIFIED1 8/18/2008 9:52AM

    WTG!!! I'm so glad you didn't let the TOM weigh-in get you down. Whenever the scale isn't looking good, I look to how my clothes fit and just look at my body in general. So congratulations on the pounds and inches lost.

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ISURRENDERALL 8/16/2008 6:26PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonOn the inches and the weight loss,YOU GO GIRL!!!!!

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MARIADALE 8/16/2008 10:23AM

    It is great that you can keep a positive perspective.

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    Renee, I heard that you get a bunch of women together in one place (like school, dorm...) and they'll all start their cycles at around the same time... but sheesh, we're no where near each other and you started today too?
I was thinking the same thing. I didn't hardly eat anything yesterday and then I get on the scale today, only to see I gained .8 lb since yesterday! That brought me up to a wopping 3.2 lbs gain since last WI!!!! So bask in your 1 lb gain, gurrl! LOL You're doing good!
And way to go on your inches lost!!! Work it, gurrl!

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1 week down and still focused!

Friday, August 08, 2008

Aloha everyone! Thank you all so much for supporting me in my new beginning! It's going great! I have lost 4 pounds this week and I've exercised every day except Sunday, and gotten in tons of water.

It's paying off! I'm feeling so much better about myself and my clothes are already feeling better. I wore something yesterday that was too tight to wear in public just 2 weeks ago!

I'm holding on to my momentum and thankful for God helping me every step of the way. When I think I have no willpower left, He supplies it. :)

And I need it today! I'm baking my youngest's birthday cake today, a chocolate turtle. When I'm done, I reckon I'll post up a pic of it. Anyhow, anyone who knows me knows about my love of chocolate! I am stronger tho and will not mess up my focus, my perfect week or my drive! I'm on a roll!

Y'all are all such a wonderful source of encouragement and support! I'm loving my sparkfriends and hope all my newly found determination and stick-to-it-ness rub off on y'all!

My secret for doing well this week is no secret... it's stubborn determination, I-ain't-messin'-up-again attitude, sparkpeople and God.

emoticon ~Renee'
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CRUCIFIED1 8/14/2008 9:49AM

    Renee' - Congratulations on your weight loss. I apologize for my lack of support but I was traveling last week. As usual, after traveling I need to get my eating back under control so I'm on this path with you now.

I can't wait to read about your succes this week.

Stay Blessed!!!

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MARIADALE 8/11/2008 9:53AM

    Great attitude...i need to join you in that stubborn determination!

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JNORMAN1969 8/9/2008 7:01AM

    Renee that is great, keep it up girl, and remember we are all watching, ans supporting.

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VIAJANDODAWN 8/9/2008 2:15AM

    Looks like you got a plan goin on! A 4 pound weight loss is great! Keep it up!



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    Hey, hey, hey... IT's ALOHA Friday!
Look, this is such wonderful news!
I'm so happy for you. You're making great strides. Continue to take it one day at a time (w/ Jesus) and you'll do grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreat (Tony the Tiger style).
Congrats on -4 lbs. Great on the exercise and tons of water. You just go, gurrl!

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DRAKE83 8/8/2008 7:21PM

    Congrats on the progress!!! WOOHOO!!!!!

Stay strong and remember if you do slip....slip small and slip once and enjoy it no guilt!!!!

Nice blog and sending you positive thoughts!

Go spark!!!

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CHARLIE-B 8/8/2008 5:22PM

    Hi Renee',

There is something very special about a group of people that don't know each other personally and come together to give of them selves in a kind word of encouragement. All one has to do is put out the word that they are stumbling!

The internet is truly a miracle. The first time I was on Atkins, there wasn't support like this, that I knew of. emoticon Renee'. I am proud of you.

Charlie emoticon

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COFFEE_KISS 8/8/2008 3:43PM

    emoticon Good for you - stay on track, remain strong and keep us updated!

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SPARKNMOM 8/8/2008 3:42PM

    Yay, Renee'!! I'm proud of you! I'm sending thoughts of strength your way as you battle that cake temptation...you can do it, tho. Look at how well you're doing!!!!!

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New Determination & New Beginning

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Aloha all my sparkfriends!

I'm sending y'all this message for my own accounability. I figure if I proclaim this "loudly" I'm more likely to stay focused. :) I'm posting this message as a blog, too.

I've really been off track for the past few months. I would have a few days or even a couple of weeks of doing well, and then blow it. The trend seems to be to do well for the first half of each month then blow the second half so bad that I've been taking steps backwards overall. In other words... gaining.

Well, it's time for me to stop that. I've decided that I have a choice to make... either I'm going to lose this weight and reach my goal or I'm not... and I've decided that NOT is NOT an option.

So here I am confessing my blunder and my new determination to succeed and stay focused.

I'll be weighing tomorrow morning. I'm scared to report the number, but that will be my first step... to fess up not only to my bad eating and going off plan so often, but to also fess up the dreaded scale's number. I've not weighed in about 2 weeks... It wasn't pretty then, and I've done really bad lately. But I will post my number as I did when I first began... because I am beginning again.

Well, I've twisted your ear plenty :)
Hold me accountable!
Wish me luck!
and bless you all!

Hugs! ~Renee'

PS... the pic above was my first motivational collage. I've not looked at it in months, but I should have. It represents very good reasons why I'm going to reach my goal. I think I'll make a new one, just for the fun of it and because, well, I am starting over... this is my new beginning.

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    Love the collage....
so when are you going to blog again and tell us about all your "done goods" and "done bads" so we can hold you accountable?????

Love ya!

Aloha oi!

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VIAJANDODAWN 8/5/2008 3:13AM

    It seems to be the time for starting again, not over just again. I'm here to support you in your efforts.

Your collage is so pretty. I wish I had that sort of ability to do things like that!

Stay strong and keep your reasons in mind every time you look at food or think of straying.

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COFFEE_KISS 8/3/2008 5:51PM


Thank goodness for new beginnings, eh? I always wonder if I will run out of them!!

Stay strong, stay focused and keep that collage in a highly visible place as a daily reminder of WHY we are fighting this fight.

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DRAGONFLY180 8/1/2008 10:22AM

    congrats on your new beginning. i know how hard it is to 'fess up to our shortcomings (i've done a little confessing on my blog lately, too), so good for you. what a weight lifted, right? use that strength to keep your motivation up in mid- and late-august. you can do it!

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SPARKNMOM 7/31/2008 11:05PM

    To new beginnings, my friend...you can do this...we're here with ya!!!

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CRUCIFIED1 7/31/2008 7:09PM

    I'm signing on as one of your accountability partners.

Here's to new beginnings!

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MARIADALE 7/31/2008 3:53PM

    You can do this! i will hold you accountable if you do the same for me!

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SDSWTP 7/31/2008 3:45PM

    Congrats on making this commitment to yourself and for sharing it with those who can help hold you accountable. Starting over is a hard thing to do, but never lose sight of this motivation. Write down why you are doing this, make that new collage, and try to capture this feeling of determination. Remember, we are all here for you...and I know you can do this!!

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July 29, 2008

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Busy busy busy!

Well, VBS went great, we averaged 120 kids every night! That's a lot of kids :) and I am pooped! But it was wonderful.

Now, we're about to take off on some remodeling of our house. One thing after another, but it's all great! Life is good.

Anyhow, I"ll be on and off sparsley (is that a word?) cause I"ll be so busy and then so tired and so on...

I'm finally back on track diet wise. Today is Day 2 of Induction (again) and so far so good!

Hugs to all my sparkfriends!

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MARIADALE 7/30/2008 8:02AM

    I am certain that you touched the lives of those children in a positive way.

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SPARKNMOM 7/29/2008 11:34PM

    Hello busy friend!! Sounds like you're having lots of fun, tho... Glad you checked in!!! When you're done w/ your house, come check mine out...I need some assistance!! LOL

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