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Feeling Better

Friday, February 26, 2010

I am feeling better about myself. The scale hasn't been moving but when we had to take our measurements on the 17th I found that I had lost 2 inches from my waist and 2inches from my hips.
I never really checked my measurementsbefore. My pants are getting too big and I am stepping on the bottom of them. I tried on new pants this week and I fit into size 14. It was a thrill but I didn't get them because I couldn't decide if they were Capri's that were too long or long pants that were too short.
I'll keep looking.

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MILLISMA 2/26/2010 10:32PM

    Gonna have to call you all baggy pants! Peggy that's great. Guess I should start doing measurements. Don't trip on your pants!
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JHOPPER 2/26/2010 8:50PM

    Peggy, I did the same thing, checked measurements this time and lost some inches. I'm having the same issue with my pants. DH is always teasing me about my "baggy pants." I got some smaller ones and they were still kinda big. Can't quite get it through my head that I CAN wear smaller ones. LOL Figure I'll wait and get a new summer wardrobe for Myrtle Beach. :) I think the new swimsuit I bought last year and never wore is going to be too big! I got the MRSA infection and couldn't swim on that vacation. LOL

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LIZARDG7 2/26/2010 7:56PM

    Peggy - that's great! Congratulations! I never measure either. My father always used to joke - "are they long short pants or short long pants?" when Capri pants were. I used to get so mad at him. You reminded me of a very fond memory. Thank you. Lizzie

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Forty Days

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Today is the first day of Lent. I am not going to eat after 6 PM.
That is the worst time of day for me and I don't think it even matters that I save space in my food tracker to eat then. I think that I am just kidding myself and eating more than I think.
Only 39 days to go.
Maybe it will be a habit by then.

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LIZARDG7 2/18/2010 8:50AM

    This sounds like a great idea! I try to ddo this every day, but I find it's so hard! It's a bad habit to try and break. I wish us all luck. Lizzie

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FITNESSFOODIE 2/17/2010 10:51PM

    Good luck with your goals! emoticon

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GRACIEC 2/17/2010 9:12PM

    Good luck! I've been trying to eat only fruit in the evenings for snack. It's working for me!

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RFH417 2/17/2010 8:58PM

    Good luck! I'm trying to stay away from after dinner snacking as well!!

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WATERWEEZE 2/17/2010 8:56PM

    Peggy, I'll be rooting hard for you! Like you, after dinner snacking is my enemy!!!

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Setting Goals

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Today is February 14th -- Heart Day
I have trouble with rewards. I can never think of anything to reward myself with.
I also have trouble with goal setting. I am reading the Spark and they said to write down your goals.

I want to wear size 14 jeans by Sept 26, 2010.

I want to weigh 149 by Sept 26, 2010.

As a reward I will buy new jeans in a real store. I usually by my clothes in a thrift store.

This was really scary, writing this down for anyone to look at. I usually don't do this but I am serious.
I just redid my goals and it said I should eat way more calories than I am. That just does't seem right. I even entered only 60 minutes of cardio a day and I usually do more than that but on the weekends I tend to get less on Sunday and sometimes Saturday so I thought that would average everything out.
I am going to come here every Sunday and see how I am doing.

I am really scared eating more calries. I'll see what happens.

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GRACIEC 2/14/2010 10:55PM

    Good luck with your goals, Peggy! It's a good experience to re-evaluate your program!

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FITNESSFOODIE 2/14/2010 8:52PM

    Those are great goals to work towards and will give you a meaningful experience and reward.


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    How many calories are you eating currently? I have always stuck with 1,200 -1,300 calories and with a good workout that has always kept me energized. Don't get too caught up with those calculators because they don't know your body personally. As in: they are making generalizations about peoples bodies. Are you satisfied eating the amount of calories you consuming currently? If so then don't push it. Listen to your body and let it tell you if you should go up or stay where you are. Keep in mind that the people in the biggest loser eat around 1,200-1,300 calories a day AND they workout like 6 hours a day. If they can live off of those calories than so can anyone.

Also I recommend making smaller goals on top of the ones you have already made. I just wrote a blog about motivation today and I stated that the goals the matter the most are the daily ones. For example: eating within calorie range (could be one of your daily goals). Then the next day add in another goal that's a tad bit more challenging. The more you feel successful the more motivated you will become! You can do this! I know you can!

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Sunday, January 17, 2010

This is the first week of BLC-12.
I spsent the last three days Thursday-Saturday at Disney. I watched what I ate but I couldn't get my regular fruits and veggies in but I got on the scale this morning and lost .2 pounds.
I am keeping track of my food and my exercise.
While we were at Disney we got lots of exercise, we walked all over the place and had a great time. I wish I could do all of that walking everyday but it's not the same as walking around Disney.
Besides that the arthritis in my hip would be really flaring.
Here's to the start of a great week.

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FITNESSFOODIE 1/18/2010 1:20PM

    Congrats on a great vacation. Hope you had lots of FUN on your trip and look for ways to keep walking at home. emoticon

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VAMPTRIANA4EVR 1/17/2010 10:44PM

    Sounds like fun! LOL Pretty soon I will be living in Leesburg, Florida.... which is within an hour from Orlando and DisneyWorld! LOL So I may finally get a chance to go there myself soon!

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WATERWEEZE 1/17/2010 10:33PM

    Way to go Peggy!! Glad you had a good time at Disney.

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GRATEFULADY 1/17/2010 9:52PM

    Good luck with BLC12!! Will be watching for updates on how it's going!! emoticon

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NEWME-2010 1/17/2010 9:51PM

    Sounds like you made healthy choices while at Disney. Good for you! Hope you had a great time and a great week end

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GINA7249 1/17/2010 9:42PM

    thie is the second show going on tbird show. if you need a recap the biggest loser couples team has it or i am going to blog it tomorrow. i totally understand what u mean that disney isent the same walking as at home. i went there a few years ago.

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A New Year

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Today is the first day of boot camp and I am posting my measurements so that I will have something to look back at.

Weight 172
Waist 40
Hips 45
neck 13.75
Right thigh 20.5

Of course when I was measuring I didn't even know wherer to measure my hips. I hope that I measure in the same place next time. I never really paid much attention to my measurements in a long time but this time I am.

I will continue to write down in my notebook everything that I am eating for the month of January. This is only the third day but it has kept me from tasting the cheese while I was making the macaroni and cheese. I also measured things like the walnuts I added to my oatmeal and the peanut butter. I know that this is where I have been getting lots of extra calories.
Wish me luck. I am going to break through into the 160's and downward.

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MARATHON_MOM 1/12/2010 6:23AM

    You are going to do great in the New Year. I'm sure that you will break through the 160's without a problem! Good luck! You're doing great!

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GRATEFULADY 1/3/2010 6:27PM

    I am with you Peggy!!! I want to break into the 160's as well....but that scale is going in the wrong direction. Need to make my Boot camp entry and challenge for today. Good luck!! Let's do this together!! emoticon

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DOOGALOOPS 1/3/2010 4:51PM

    Keep up the good work!

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