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I hate (bad) change!!

Monday, October 31, 2011

I work from home so I get the mail on my lunch break. Today, I got something completely unexpected.... a letter from my gym stating that they were closing........ WHAAAT!!!!!!! Not in a month from now, not even next week... TODAY. Are you serious?! This has gotta be a joke... NOOOO!!!!! I called there right away and asked the girl if they'd be open the rest of today. She said she doubted it and was just waiting for a phone call from the GM to give the go ahead to close the doors for good. She said she had just found out 30 minutes prior.

Ugh. So now I have to start over at a new gym that is not nearly as close to my house and is gonna be packed cause it's one of the bigger gyms in town. The ONLY good thing is that this new gym has a pool... But I'm sure with my $10 a month membership (that transferred from the old gym to the new gym) I won't get access to the pool :-( We'll find out tonight after work, I guess.

What a downer :-( emoticon

  
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LOSIN2GAINLIF3 11/4/2011 9:57AM

    That's crazy! So did you get access to the pool? I hope everything works out ok for you

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JANEYINMADTOWN 10/31/2011 8:13PM

    Wow what a drag! May I ask what gym it is?

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DUTCHDAVE 10/31/2011 4:42PM

    busnesses are closing all over the place. I have a friend working at 24 hr Fitness and he tells me membership is way down.

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WOW!! I'm really doing this!!

Monday, October 31, 2011

3.3 pounds until I've lost 40 pounds!! That is insane to me! I NEVER thought I would have even gone this far! I hate to think about how much I have left... but it's not too far away until 50 or even 60 pounds! I'm gonna shoot for 60 pounds by New Years. That's two months and TOTALLY doable. Its gonna take a lot of will power with Thanksgiving and Christmas in there, but not at all unattainable! 290's look out.... you won't be around for long!!

Halloween came and went and I was AWESOME!!! I made little ghost cookies out of nutter butters and white chocolate frosting. That was hard to not eat a bite here and there, but I refrained and am happy I did! I actually didn't even have one piece of candy or anything bad the whole night (at the party we went to). Alcohol was involved of course but I only had two and was done!

I'm finally recovered from all the painting I did on Thursday. It was a big project and I am so happy its over. The office looks amazing and I did it all by myself!! This four day vacation sure did fly by!! Where does the time go?!

Hope everyone had a safe and great Halloween weekend! On to Thanksgiving!!

  
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EBIELOU 11/1/2011 9:35AM

    Way to go!!

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JANEYINMADTOWN 10/31/2011 8:16PM

    emoticon emoticon You are doing a great job! HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

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JUDYHELP 10/31/2011 12:15PM

  emoticon thats great. Keep up the good job. Im jealous, hope to see myself their one day. Keep it up.

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BAKERMOM48 10/31/2011 12:12PM

    Congrats! You ARE doing it and sounds like you're totally in charge of this. Hats off to you...I'm envious of the 40lbs. gone but see myself there some day. WooHoo! Keep up the good work.

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FITBARB2 10/31/2011 12:12PM

    Wohooo.. Your doing awesome. 10lbs at a time and before you know it you will be posting, Can You Believe it , I am at Goal!!! Love the pic.

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I feel like I'm drowning...

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Wow. Life just goes along, all fine and dandy, until one day.... WHACK! You have so much to do you can't keep up...
For the past four weeks now, I've had a friend over on the weekends. Two different friends, rotating weekends, but people here none the less. At least my house has been staying relatively clean. But, it has messed up my diet and focus like you wouldn't believe. Before four weeks ago, I was losing seven pounds a week and sticking to a diet that was 1200 or so calories a day. Now.... UGH! Every weekend its drinking and eating too much and just NO SLEEP!!

Now don't get me wrong; I absolutely LOVE my friends! I love that they're taking the time out of their busy lives to come down and see me... but I need a break!! I have things I need to do on the weekends too! Like eat healthy and exercise!!!

Luckily, today is my last day of work for the week. Two more hours of work and I'm a free woman till Monday. My days off are already jam packed though. :-( Tomorrow I'm getting up, going to the gym and then painting my office. That'll be an all day project but it needs to be done! Right now its baby blue with sailboats and I can't stand it!! Friday is getting up, going to the gym, going to get my hair dyed, going to the optometrist with my boyfriend, going on a date and getting our Halloween costumes ready.
Saturday... Going to the gym, making Halloween cookies and appetizers. (while trying to not eat ANY of them!)Then, Halloween party (with another friend down and staying at my house!)
Sunday... NOTHING. PLEASE GOD, I NEED A BREAK!!!!!!!! But maybe, just MAYBE,getting my boyfriend to go ring shopping with me... The good kind of ring!!! eee!

Sorry for the babblin'... just had to get some stress out!! Hope all is well with everyone!

  
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JANEYINMADTOWN 10/26/2011 11:33PM

    Enjoy Halloween and your friend this weekend....then it sounds like things will calm down a bit for you!

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SHOTPUTGIRL738 10/26/2011 3:23PM

    Stay positive. Do what you can while your friends are around and get back on the wagon when you can. Feeling quilty will only make you feel as if you're failing and will eventually give up. Don't give up! Have faith in yourself! You can do this!

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My first compliment

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

I got my first semi-compliment yesterday about losing weight. It was more of a "so you're losing weight, huh? Me too." type of thing, but at least it was noticeable enough for him to tell. I haven't thought it was noticeable so much... I can tell that my pants are fitting looser and my face might be a bit thinner, but for someone else to notice (my boyfriend says he can tell when he hugs me, I think he's just being sweet!) is just a good incentive to keep going.

Yesterday I did my first 6 miles on the elliptical, ever. Normally I only do 5, but I was in a good zone and just kept going. It felt good, and I definitely could have pushed myself more if I wanted. I think its time to move my incline/resistance up too. I'm at a steady 5/3 right now. Maybe its time for 6/4.

I'm soooo close to being under 300. Only 6 pounds to see that 2 as the first number. Oh man... I don't even know the last time I was in the 2's. At least 5 years ago... wow! Its time! I neeeeeed it! I don't know what my next big goal will be then. I thought it was gonna be WAY hard to lose those 37 pounds (starting weight before I found spark was 337), and other than eating healthy and exercising it hasn't been that bad. Not to say those things are bad, I rather enjoy them! I have my moments of weakness and for me, it shows on the scale with just the tiniest amount of too much of anything bad! So just gotta stick to the good stuff and I should see it in about two weeks or so. Just can't wait to get there!!

Back to work, yet again!
And also, LET'S GO SASSY SMITH APPLES!!!!!!

  
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LILMANN 10/21/2011 2:05PM

    Congratulations on going the extra mile on the elliptical. I can tell you're really pushing yourself to succeed and it's really inspiring!

I look forward to crossing over into the 200s with you! There are many more compliments in your future! emoticon

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JET150 10/20/2011 11:11PM

    That is great! Keep going.

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NICKELDAWN 10/19/2011 12:26PM

    Congratulations on the compliment, those are always great!!! 6 pounds away from leaving the 300's... thats so exciting.. keep up the great work, you can do it!!

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PURPLE_ROSE_3 10/19/2011 5:06AM

    WooHoo, you are doing great! Keep it up!!

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JANEYINMADTOWN 10/18/2011 11:13PM

    emoticon You go Girl!!! Awesome job!

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THE_COUNTESS 10/18/2011 2:04PM

    Oh thank you for writing this! It's inspriational to me! emoticon

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MISSB8604 10/18/2011 2:03PM

    Hey a compliment is a compliment, I'll take it! HA!

I have no doubt you'll be victorious and reach all of your goals!

You're amazing!!!!!!!

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MICHELLESMILES_ 10/18/2011 11:36AM

    Woohoo! You are doing fantastic! I know you'll be out of the 3's in no time!

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FAITH__IN__ME 10/18/2011 11:12AM

    1st, I think it is great that you got that compliment, even if it was kind of leading. I run with my sister 3 times a week (training to run a 5k) and on Sunday when she came over, she gave me a hug and she told me that she can tell that I'm losing weight. So, I think you should believe your boyfriend when he tells you he can tell when he hugs you. :) That is a compliment everytime too!! :)

2nd, I think it is great that you are pushing yourself at the gym. The harder you work, the better you'll feel. I know that running is HARD for me, but afterward, I feel good about how far I pushed myself and how far I've come from when I first started. This is an amazing feeling. Keep at it. :)

Oh I I wish to be under that 300 mark too... I am at 328, but I started at 350 so I am doing okay I suppose... 6 pounds.. that can be gone in 2 weeks. Do you journal your food? If you dont, you should try it.. research shows that people who journal tend to lose 50% more weight than people who dont. Plus it keeps you really accountable to yourself and that is always a good thing. :)

Congrats on your compliment.. and here's to many more.

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Letter to myself!

Monday, October 17, 2011

For our Biggest Loser Challenge #12 we have to write a letter to ourselves to read at the end of the 8 weeks...

Hey you,

Great job with your 8 week challenge! You ate healthy, tried hard, and worked out almost every day! You are working on becoming a fit, healthy, SKINNY you! Some of the goals you wanted to strive towards on this journey were to lose 15 pounds by the end of the challenge. GREAT JOB at exceeding that goal! When you first started your weight loss back in August, you thought you'd maybe be at 300, if that, by Christmas. Now, you've blown past that with all the determination you've got!! Another goal you had that you wanted to beat by the end of this 8 weeks was to loose at least an inch on your waist/hips and an inch on your thighs. I am very, very proud of you!!

Great job at sticking to your goals to work out almost every day, missing only 3 days in eight weeks. I know it was hard to stick to a plan with Thanksgiving and family time, but you still got in some cardio and that's great!

I'm so glad you're feeling more confident in yourself. You got under that 300 lb mark and are gonna start couch to 5k soon. YOU CAN DO IT!!! Great Job, Amanda!

:-)

  
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LILMANN 10/21/2011 2:11PM

    Great letter. I like how you are clear on each of your goals. Plan to celebrate in 8 weeks when you blow them out of the water!! emoticon

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NICKELDAWN 10/17/2011 1:11PM

    emoticon Great letter!!!! You're going to do wonderful!!!! Cant wait to see your results! emoticon

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COLORFUEL 10/17/2011 12:09PM

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I like your letter! Have to do my own sometimes the next couple of days ;)

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