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From Food Journal (1-6-09)

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Current Weight: 263
Weight Goal: 180
-7 Pounds

I have been dieting for a week now. I have been strength training, working on portion control and watching what I eat. I didn't think that when I stepped on the scale I would see much difference in the numbers. I was just hoping I didn't gain weight. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw 263. I lost 7 pounds this week!

I think this is the motivation I need to do my cardio. If in one week I can lose 7 pounds without cardio, I'm excited to see what can happen with it!

I keep thinking about 'The Biggest Loser'. I would watch that show and think to myself, if I could get those numbers in one week, I would work out too.

I had to have my sister verify the number. I still cannot believe it. I am so proud of myself for sticking with the program and not giving into temptation. It's been on my mind, hounding me. Having that extra plate of spaghetti, eating fast food. I am so happy I stood my ground because these are the results I want to see to keep me pumped!

I know my family has been a big help. We're all eating healthier now and s0metimes they will join me in my workouts. They are so supportive and I know they are happy for me.

I have to stay motivated. I may not always see the numbers change but I can't get discouraged. I love the way I am feeling right at this moment. I feel that I can achieve anything and that for once in my life, my weight won't control me.


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JIBBIE49 1/11/2009 3:49AM

    Hon, working out is about keeping HEALTHY, so that is what matters. LOVE YOURSELF. Really LOVE yourself.

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SHERRY03 1/6/2009 11:19PM

    That's awesome, congratulations. I know that it's a great feeling to see your hard work and dedication paying off. Keep it up and you will be at your goal weight before you know it. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JIBBIE49 1/6/2009 11:19PM

    I taped THE BIGGEST LOSER tonight and I'll watch it in the morning as I do my "walking". I like to fast forward through the commercials on those programs, and they drag it out too long. I want to see what happened and move on. emoticon

Seven Pounds released to Fat Heaven is wonderful. emoticon

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7 Pounds!

Tuesday, January 06, 2009


Did I read the scale right? I even had my sister verify it.

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ALOT2GO1 1/6/2009 8:34AM

    That is so great. WTG!!

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JIBBIE49 1/6/2009 3:45AM

    that is JUST fantastic. I love what hard work can do. emoticon

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Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Tomorrow marks one week down on being on this diet. The week has flown by really fast and without as much struggles as I imagined. I wish I could figure out a way to get motivated to walk outside, the sidewalks here are still pretty icy, but I am still staying dedicated to doing my strength training. Today I also joined Spark People's boot camp, which runs through the end of this month. Today's video was done easily, but I could feel my muscles working. One of my other goals is to get out and walk daily, so once I get over the beginning struggle, I should have no problem tracking 30 minutes, five times a week. I am excited to see how well I do!

I do my strength training in the livingroom. Sometimes my Mom will participate (she enjoys the wall pushups), but every time my niece helps! She will be 17 months on the 9th. She sits on my stomach when I do crunches and on my back when I do the back extensions. She also participates in the wall pushups and lunges. I am going to try to get a photo of her, and share it with you all. I hope that one day I will be able to show her a photo, and tell her how she helped get her Auntie healthy again. She really motivates me and inspires me to be healthier so I can stick around and see her grow up.

So, overall today I feel like I did a good job. I did the bootcamp video on top of my regular strength training. I watched my portions, ate three meals and started eating healthier (whole grain). I went over my goal for carbs, but tomorrow is a new day. I won't let it derail me.

I feel really good! Thanks to everyone for their help and encouragement. Together we can help each other achieve our goals!

Smile and stay positive!


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JIBBIE49 1/6/2009 11:17PM

    Teach that girl to work out as a NORMAL part of everyday life!

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Sunday, January 04, 2009

I am pleased with my overall performance today. I didn't eat breakfast, but I still feel that I filled my day with healthy choices. I had a great, and filling lunch. When I felt the urge to 'munch', I opted for a serving of Triscuit crackers. I was hesitant with dinner. My family decided to make tacos. Normally, in the past, I would have had at least four or five tacos, so full I wouldn't even be able to close them. Tonight I looked at all the nutrition information beforehand, as well as my limits for the day, and decided on having two tacos. I skipped the beans, cheese and salsa. I had a serving of ground beef and stuffed the rest with lettuce, tomato and onion. It hit the right spot and I felt like I was full. Later on, when I felt like I was hungry, I chose a pear. It was very good and I am happy with my diet for the day.

I messed up my workout schedule and did some strength training today. Some of the exercises were a bit more difficult today, and I wasn't able to run in place as much as I was able to before. I need to figure out a way to get motivated to walk outside in the winter cold, so if anyone has any advice that would be very helpful.

So. Today was a good day and I am anxious to see if there will be any change on the scale come Tuesday.


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JIBBIE49 1/6/2009 11:34PM

    I'd do "Walk Away the Pounds" type walking inside the house, if it is really cold outside.

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CATT113 1/4/2009 10:51PM

  keep up the good work. the holidays are finally over, so things will get easier.

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From Food Journal (1-2-2009)

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Today was a rough day when it came to food I ate. Everything was going fine until I was offered fast food. That is still a weakness of mine, I have been trying to deal with the cravings for fast food, even though I chose a salad. So I went over my calorie limit as well as my fat limit which is disappointing but I know the problem was and I'm hoping to be able to avoid any future temptations.

I do feel good about myself when it comes to exercising. I did my strength training again today and I was able to tell a difference already. Although the exercises were still a bit hard to manage I was able to do them slightly easier than before. I also ran in place throughout one song and I'm hoping to increase that as I go along in this journey.

Mom mentioned to me that she wanted to get me Turbo Jam. M (my cousin) has used it in the past and noticed results so I'm going to give it a try and hopefully see the same results.

Tomorrow I am going to try and stay motivated when it comes to doing my walk (cardio). If for whatever reason I can't seem to get motivated to walk outside, I might go down to the YMCA and use a guest pass to work out.

I am anxious to see if there is any change on the scale. I know I will have to work harder tomorrow but I am prepared and anxious.

I also taped pictures of my current weight as well as my goal weight on the fridge and pantry so that if I get a midnight craving I will be able to see those and hopefully change my mind.

Things have been going well and I'm still very pumped and excited.

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JIBBIE49 1/6/2009 11:33PM

    T. Jam works if you use it, but it can be brutal.

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