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Thursday, September 16, 2010

If I'm going to weigh 210 by Oct. 1st I really NEED to watch every piece of food, good/bad, that I put in my mouth. When I found out I was pregnant with Ryan, I weighed 210 lbs. I had Ryan Oct. 1st and weighed 243. Since Ryan, I had another beautiful son but have not been below 210 lbs since the day I found out I was pregnant 5 years ago. I know my mini goals are do-able and probably not pushing myself as much as I should on some.

My Goals:
Long Term ~ My goal is to reach my pre-baby weight from 9 years ago before Mother's Day 2011. (166)

SW - 227.5 (The weight I was when I decided I NEED to do this for me!)

Short Term ~ lose 17.5 by Ryan's 5th birthday (I'll be the weight I was when I found out I was pregnant with him.)
lose 25 lbs. by Thanksgiving
lose 30 lbs. by Christmas
lose 40 lbs. by Valentine's Day
lose 50 lbs. March 28th
lose 60 lbs. by Mother's Day

I will do this, and I will do this for my benefit first and foremost and when if benefits everyone else, that will be the icing on the cake.

I've noticed after taking 10 days and doing NO exercise at all and not being conscious about what was going in my mouth that I feel like crap - slow, sluggish, depressed. I tried to eat yesterday like I should and felt super hungry all day long. I need to start doing what I know how to do and then add to it after the new habit/routine has been formed.

I am super excited about the Christmas challenge I've joined and can't wait to see if I can surpass my goal - - - even if it's only by 1 pound.


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REBECCAMA 9/16/2010 12:21PM

  You are on a roll! I know you can do this too.

Way to go!!


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something about me

Monday, August 23, 2010

I've always been on the heavy side but when I got on the scale and realized I weighed as much as I did when I was pregnant 2 years earlier, I knew I needed to take action.

I started SP Nov of 2009. The only thing I did initially was chart my food. By the second day I was embarrased by everything I was putting in my mouth. That's when I actually started making smarter choices with portion size. I still ate whatever I wanted by just in much smaller amounts. I kept this up until Jan 13th and managed to lose 20 pounds - - - I actually lost over Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Unfortunately, my support system at home became less and less supportive so I stopped using SP but still watched my portions and managed to maintain my 20 lb loss for 5.5 months! The summer got stressful and I gained 10 pounds back and told my family that I was going to do SP and they needed to realize I wasn't going to back down this time. I lost 2.5 pounds my first week back!!

I guess my point is, don't try to change everything at once as it can be very overwhelming. Take small steps and don't be discouraged if you have a bad day.

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REBECCAMA 9/15/2010 9:05PM

  Wow, I can relate to what you are saying. I am finding that I am losing weight since I joined on, but I know it might be short term. My husband has lost a lot of weight this year and I expected him to be supportive of me trying to lose the pounds too. I'm not seeing the support though. I see him trying to undermine my efforts occasionally instead. I don't know if it's on purpose or not, but it sure feels that way.

I saw on the Christmas challenge that we're pretty close on our current weights and pretty close on our goals. I hope we both make it! Good luck!!

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VAPERCHICK 8/23/2010 9:29PM

    Yep yep, this is for you. Congratulations on the weight loss. Keep it up!

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

I can't even type! I'm so frustrated with life right now it's taking all i have not to put food in my mouth. i know i'm an emotional eater and it's even worse when i eat at night!!!!! my child wrote a note/poem about how crappy her life is because her mom and dad don't smile at her, that her brothers get all the attention and that mom and dad always fight! all this right after my hubby tells me that the small improvements i'm trying to make aren't enough. does he not realize it is taking all i have to follow through on somethings. i feel like my life is finally getting back on the right track and i get 2 major road bumps thrown in my path. i did sp for 56 days from nov09 - jan10 and lost 20 pounds WITHOUT exercise then stopped cause hubby says i was spending too much time online with sp logging, inputing, and trying to stay motivated so i stopped. i managed to stay at 220 until june 1 when my brother in law moved in with us and my weight slowly krept back up to 230 OMW i thought I was going to scream. i decided on friday the 13th of all days that i had to get back on it take care of myself. did i fail to mention by bil is over 300 pounds and i've been put in charge of his food intake and exercise also. except, he is fighting the whole situation and making my life harder than it should be. okay i know i'm doing nothing but complaining but i have to get it out somewhere so i dont eat and i figure if i can't vent here then i'm completely screwed!!!!! i am walking 1.8 - 2.5 miles a day and am watching my calories and fat and yesterday the scaled was in my favor, i just hope it stays that way on friday when i go to weigh in. my fingers are moving slower so i think i am starting to calm down wow i must say typing is much better than eating. i wonder how many calories one can burn by typing? i know, not many but hey it is keeping part of my body active. i can't weight to go for my walk at 10:00. hopefully my bil is up on time and ready to move because i am in no mood to go slow or talk! i'm done and have not consumed one calorie! *sigh* much better that really felt good to get it out

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TRUEINDIGO 8/18/2010 9:59PM

  Glad you could de-stress typing! Just going on SP helps me sometimes! Hang in there!

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Starting over!

Friday, August 13, 2010

emoticon I haven't logged anything since the beginning of January. I was doing well maintaing at 220 lbs. I never went up or down more than 1.5 pounds UNTIL June. Since June I have been as high as 231 and as low as 222.5. I have decided that Friday the 13th is as good a day as any to start anew and that is what I am doing right now! I know I can't dwell on the past and everything I've done wrong. I know I need to focus on right here and now and that is what I'm going to do. I through out all the chocolate I was saving "so if the kids wanted it there would be some for them" . . . yeah right, I hit the stash more than the kids have this summer. Okay tomorrow morning SparkPeople Nutrition Tracker and I will become best friends again and my feet will pound the pavement!
emoticonhere I come!!!


New Start on Day 56

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Well, to my surprise, the number went down this week. I really fell off the wagon last week. I haven't logged anything and really haven't been paying to much attention to what I've been eating.

I've been really out of it since last week Tuesday and it took me until this morning to realize why. The reason - my mom left Monday from her week long visit. She lives in TX and I'm in GA and we only see her twice a year. I'm back on track now and plan to stay that way.

I know I had a couple of bad days. One day I know I didn't eat enough because I woke up at 2 am starving and the other day, I went to bed with a massive stomach ache. The good news is I didn't have any of my old comfort/pig-out foods in the house. The bad news is I found a new comfort/pig-out - Alpha-Bits cereal and skim milk! I've decided as long as the cereal is 110 calories & 2 1.5 grams of fat or less per serving then it makes for a healthy comfort/pig-out food until I learn to not be an emotional eater.

My new New Year's Resolution is to really give my best at whatever it is I am doing. I've been very consistant with losing weight since I began my new life journey on Nov. 19, 2009 but I haven't been giving it my best. I'm not going to worry about what could've or should've or would've beens. Today I'm making a fresh start!!!

My friend and I figured out the math and if I want to hit my ultimate ideal weight, I need to lose .66 lbs a week, EVERY week. I know once I get close to that weight, the weight doesn't come off as easy so I REALLY need to bust by my butt now and stop relying on 'diet' to lose small amounts of weight.

From today on, I will give my best!!

On a side note, I have to say, I lost weight over the holidays!!! and for this I have to applaud myself for all of the hard work and will power I used when it came to certain foods.


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MARGBELL 1/13/2010 11:51PM


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PURPLELABRADOR 1/13/2010 11:59AM

    That is a great goal - really giving your best to whatever you're doing. I've been doing well on the diet and exercise front, but I really need to crank u my motivation at work. Thanks for posting this inspiring goal and reminding me of what I was forgetting. And great job losing over the holidays.

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JILAENA 1/13/2010 11:10AM

    Wow, great job on not gaining over the holidays. The average American gains 7 lbs between Thanksgiving and New Years, can you believe that!

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