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Oh, Happy Day!!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

SEVEN POUNDS!!!!!!

Where did that come from?! I definitely worked harder than usual this week, but seven pounds hard?! I guess so! I am soooo stoked!

I love that what I'm doing is working. I have been eating around 1400 calories a day and working out every day. I haven't taken a day off in over two weeks and the next day I know that I'll be taking off is Thursday. I have to go out of town for work and have to leave really early and won't get home till really late. I'm ok with taking one day off. It's not gonna ruin me.

I can tell though that I'm not to the point to not relapse. If I stopped for any reason, I still feel like I would go back to my old habits. But with this seven pound loss and being down to 314, knowing that 299 is so close I can taste it, I don't want to do anything to harm that.

I can do it. 314 proves it :-D

  
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DOGSTARDADDY 9/26/2011 12:17PM

    Nice job!!

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EMTHEGODDESS 9/25/2011 10:09PM

    Whoo! Way to go!

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LAUREN486 9/25/2011 9:53PM

    Congrats on the 7lbs!! When you think of "relapsing" just remember how awesome it feels to see the -7 on the scale! You're doing awesome! emoticon

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JANEYINMADTOWN 9/25/2011 9:18PM

    Good for you! Glad all your hard work is showing in the scale! Awesome!

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SHAPESHIFTER09 9/25/2011 6:14PM

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TEXASFILLY 9/25/2011 5:03PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonAll the best, BonnieBlue~

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VALKYRIA- 9/25/2011 4:54PM

    emoticonThis is your moment! Great job!
I knew the hard work would pay off for you eventually. You'll be 299 in no time.
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MICHELLESMILES_ 9/25/2011 4:42PM

    Awesome!! So proud of you! Congrats!

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Shoulda, woulda, coulda

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

I tend to dwell on the things I can't do because I'm fat... Lucky for me, exercise is not one of them. Did an awesome 65 minutes on the elliptical today and felt amazing afterwards. Low calorie intake today too makes me hope for the best on weigh in day. However, watching the biggest loser and reading blogs makes me think about all the things I wish I could do...

This past Sunday my work sponsored a day at Great America. They rent out the whole park for just our work and let you have your day of fun for really cheap. However, I didn't go. I see no point in wasting the money if I can only go on half to a third of the rides. Its embarrassing enough trying to go through a turnstile or sit on a bus seat with someone, much less fit on a ride with them. This is something I would LOVE to do when I lose weight.

Another thing I would love to do is go see a concert or a show. When we were in Las Vegas I was so afraid of going to see a show because I was scared I wouldn't fit in the seats. Its happened before (luckily we were on an end and the end seat was a little wider than the middle ones) and I do not want it to happen again. I want to go and enjoy a concert/show and not be worried that I can't even fit.

Something I should have done is joined a SP biggest loser challenge. I looked at the rules and whatnot and thought "I don't know if I can do this." WHAT WAS I THINKING?!?!?! Now I'm regretting not doing it and have to do it on my own. Hmph.

Grr. If this isn't motivation, I don't know what is!
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Watched a lot of weight loss shows tonight to get me motivated as well. First I watched Heavy on Netflix while I organized my file cabinet. That show, like the Biggest Loser, is motivational, but leaves you feeling like you should be losing more. 100+ pounds in six months is NOT normal. These are circumstances where they work out 5+ hours a day... and have food made for them...who has the time for that?! Not me. Not anybody I know. So I'll stick with what I'm doing and I'll see results... just may take a while! Can't wait to watch next weeks BL though! Ramon is already a favorite :-)

  
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BEINGGUIDED 9/21/2011 9:05AM

    Weightloss is not your only job like it is for contestants on these shows. Yes it is nice to see their before and afters but it is not realistic. I find my greatest motivation is just to look at before and after pictures of people right here on Spark. You can go back and look at their blogs and see them struggling and see where they started. You can read about how they gorged all weekend or how they finally ran a 5k even though I didn't think they ever could. You get to see them work through the heartache and triumphs and get to the place where they never thought they could be. These Sparkers are real people, with real life problems, that somehow fight through and make it. SP is a real REALITY SHOW.
Sometimes I find motivation just by looking at my own page and seeing that although I have "failed" the last three months, I sure as hell ain't (yes I said AIN'T) where I was last year this time. Could I lose faster? Hellsyea. Did I? No, but I am still trying every week. It is not failure until you just quit and sit down on the couch from here on out.
You can do this and you will make it. God never fails us. Just keep on trying, keep on working, and you will see the results you want eventually.

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Such a worry wart!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

So my last blog was kind of negative nancyish but I was just in that mood for some reason. I weighed in today and was at 321, down two more pounds. I am looking forward to Sunday's weigh in already hoping to be in at 319. Oh, that would be fantastic. On track for my goal of 300 by xmas! Its definitely going to take some effort during the holidays but nothing I can't handle.
Just checking in with my weight lose for the week and now I'm off to bed. G'night Sparkies.

  
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JANEYINMADTOWN 9/19/2011 9:56AM

    Worry will drive you crazy...you will lose during a week or not....have fun with the process....We're walking on Sunday in the Arb if you're interested....

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DOGSTARDADDY 9/19/2011 6:25AM

    Keep the faith!

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ONICAM 9/18/2011 9:53PM

    I have been going up and down. Some people tell me that I worry too much as well.

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Nervous and a little discouraged!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

I have seen a few posts this week from people that have been on here a while that lost a lot this week and it surprised them. I'm really happy for them and was hoping mine would be the same outcome. However, my official weigh in day is tomorrow and I am sooooo nervous. I stepped on the scale this morning to see what I should be looking forward to and it was the exact same number as last week. This week I worked out harder than usual, doing 60 minutes on the elliptical instead of my usual 45. I stayed within my calorie ranges every day except one (last night due to my boyfriend's good news of getting a job and we went out to celebrate. It wasn't even that much over, maybe 2100 or so for the whole day.). So I don't know what I'm doing wrong. I started drinking a lot more water every day and made healthier dinners than I normally do. I want this so bad and it just feels like i'm going to have to fight for every pound.

This sounds like a big boo hoo blog but it just gets me down. I'm not discouraged yet but I have goals set and when I don't meet them its really hard. This weeks was 320. I want to see those 3teens so bad. Maybe it'll just happen... maybe i'll just have to keep kicking and screaming.

Either way... I WANT IT GONE!!!!!!! emoticon

  
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JANEYINMADTOWN 9/18/2011 1:27PM

    Stay positive...you will get there but sometimes our results are not seen on the scale....Take your measurements too because your hard work does pay off!

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LHLADY517 9/17/2011 7:50PM

    Just hang in there. You will get there.

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HALEYSMUM 9/17/2011 5:35PM

    The weight drops off real fast at first and then slows to a steady rate if you keep moving. I think the scales lied to me this week, said I lost a lot but I'm not sure I did, but I wouldn't let it put me off. Have you tried Leslie Sansones walking DVD's? I started doing it every day and now I can finish the whole thing in one go, and do even more if I feel like it, and I'm a chronic asthmatic, It sounds simple but my does that woman do wonders!, I will be buying another DVD in a week or so. I do recommend it, and you don't have to leave your home, check it out if it's something that might interest you, not only that, but it's fun!.

Good luck!
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Question for you...

Monday, September 12, 2011

In one month I lost 14 pounds. The last time I start to exercise and lose weight it took me three months to lose that. YAY!! It felt like it took forever but it really didn't and went by so fast.

Last time I did the weight loss thing I didn't count calories and it helps, so much! I went a little overboard on calories last weekend, because of a birthday party and being out of town I wasn't able to track as well and it drove me NUTS. At least now that I'm home and can see what I'm eating with the calories included it helps me so much more.

I am going to up my exercises this week to 60 minutes a day on the elliptical. I also need to drink more water. Its hard to do with my job because I'm technically not supposed to leave my desk (weird, i know, but I take phone calls and it's super busy this time of year). Luckily, I work out of my house and because my boyfriend is currently laid off, he can get me things if I need it.

So 14 pounds in one month. Is that average? Good? Bad? I suppose thinking two pounds a week, four weeks is eight pounds... that's good I guess. My main question is when did you start losing your inches? After two months? So many pounds? I know everyone is going to be different but I'd like to know when to expect SOMETHING. My pants feel like they might be a LITTLE looser, but not enough for anyone else to notice. I want to have people say "WoW! Look at you!!" Hopefully soon.

  
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JANEYINMADTOWN 9/13/2011 7:00PM

    Congrats! 14 is great....weight loss is individual so I would just stick to what you are doing and you will see results...more quickly at first but it will stabilize. If you haven't get your measurements so that you can track your results....

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CALLIKIA 9/13/2011 6:27AM

    It's typical to have big losses in the first few months. And it's not typically noticeable until after the first 30 pounds or so...at least that's when people finally start getting brave enough to say, "Have you lost weight?" And that all depends upon how much you have to lose. As far as losing inches...that will come with time. Remember that sometimes we lose fat that can't be seen - those crazy fat cells that encase our organs and make it more difficult for them to function...and that is the best place to lose fat because it means a healthier, stronger, better functioning body. Keep plugging away and I'm sure you'll really notice a loosening in those pants before too long! :)

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EUPHRATES 9/13/2011 1:35AM

    It really is very very individual, and what happens one month can very quite a bit from the next. I lost a lot the first 5 months or so and then slowed down to a crawl. Which often happens - the closer you get to your goal, the slower the weight generally comes off. I think of it as "practice for maintenance" and don't let it stress me out too much - the idea is a lifestyle change, not a quick fix anyway. The inches are individual too - some people start seeing real changes with as few as 10 pounds difference! I wouldn't set yourself up with expectations anyway - since weightloss is FAR from an exact science, if you expect it to go at a certain rate and your actual loss is slower than that, you could be setting yourself up for frustration and disappointment, when the fact is EVER step - even baby steps - are still steps in the right direction.

Hang in there!
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