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Trying to get unstuck

Sunday, May 23, 2010

I weighed this morning and saw that I'm still hanging out at 226. This sucks but I just keep telling myself that if I buckle down and focus on exercise and diet like I've been doing in the past, I'll be out of the 220s soon. My main goal for this week in addition to finishing cleaning out our place for the move is to not eat between meals ( I tend to get junk food when I do this).Hopefully by doing this one small change, I'll see the results I'm looking for.

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PEGGO45 5/23/2010 7:11AM

    also try to make sure you get enough fiber and protien so you stay full. I find a good protien smoothie can keep me from snacking.... emoticon emoticon

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The times they are a changing

Sunday, May 16, 2010

I weighed myself and saw that my weight is up by 3 pounds but I'm trying to take it all in stride. The main reason I'm not really beating myself up over the weight gained is that I'm used to my weight shifting during my period so it's okay.

In other news, me and Den have been discussing the idea of relocating to his hometown (Bakersfield, California) for some time and have finally decided that to do it. This week has been kinda stressful because I told my boss the news on Wednesday and since then co-workers from all the library branches have been calling and emailing me asking questions as well as wishing me well. I'm kinda stressed because this will be my first major move and it'll also be my first cross country move (since we're moving from Alabama to California).

Although I'm excited about our upcoming move and feel somewhat relieved because we're moving to my husband's hometown to be closer to his family, this is still a major move for me. This move is so major to me because I'm leaving behind my family as well as the Library that I've worked at for eleven years.

I think this move will be good for us, it'll give us an opportunity to do new things and since we're driving cross country, we'll get a chance to see the country. Wish me luck on both my continued weight loss as well as our relocation.

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SWEETLIPS 5/21/2010 7:45AM

    Thank You for your comment. I am going to keep plugging away for success. Good Blessings on your move -

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POETCHIK 5/17/2010 7:20AM

    We'll be leaving Huntsville and heading to California on June 4th.

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ROWDYRILEY 5/17/2010 6:45AM

    WOW! That's a big change! Stressful but also exciting. And you've got a great positive attitude about all of it. How soon will you be moving?

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Almost out of the 220's

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Weighed myself today and I'm at 223. I'm feeling good about this weight loss and am determined to be at or under 220 by next week. Yay me!!

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ISEEANEWME1 5/9/2010 7:10AM

    Yay You!Keep up the good work Poetchik. I celebrate with you.
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KELLCO123 5/9/2010 7:06AM

    good luck with your target. I'm sure you will manage it, so go you emoticon

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Preparation and pep talks help

Sunday, May 02, 2010

I just weighed myself and am happy to be back at 225. My goal for next week is to hit 220 while I think is possible as long as I stay focused. Once I get under 219,I'll probably cry because this'll mean I'll actually weigh less that the weight on my driver's license (it's silly but true).

The two biggest things that help me in losing weight this week was preparation and pep talks. By preparation I mean that anytime I knew I was going out to eat somewhere, I immediately searched for a menu online in order to find the healthiest food choice then add it to my nutrition tracker. By seeking out menus beforehand, this has helped me to make better choices when eating out.

Pep talks came from Den because sometimes I get week and wanted to eat junk food and now whenever we're in the grocery store and I pick up some random piece of junk food,he looks at me and says "Are you at your goal yet?" This usually stops me cold considering that I'm working towards my goal but I definitely not there yet. Pep talks also come from friends who haven't seen me in a long time when they visit my Facebook page. Just yesterday, I was complimented with "you look great" and "have you been working out?"

It's always great when people notice that you're making positive changes in your life.


Stressful week+stress eating=weight gain

Sunday, April 25, 2010

I just weighed myself and my weight is up another pound to 228. This sucks! I realize that is a direct result of the stress from this past week (my husband's car wasn't working so I had to take him to work and pick him up during my lunch break then my car decided to stop working on his birthday; don't worry, everything's fine now). After the car trouble, I pretty much dove into eating my husband's birthday cake that was given to him by his co-workers. I'm gonna do my darnedest to get back on track because I refuse to let my weight creep back up to the 230's then the 240's. I'm determined to make it to my next mini goal of 217lbs and I've worked too hard to give up now!!!

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MUDIWA 4/25/2010 10:00AM

    Thanks for visiting my sparkpage. Don't be too hard on yourself. Yesterday is over; leave it in the past and be gentle and forgiving to youself.........each day/moment is yours, what will you choose?

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ROWDYRILEY 4/25/2010 9:14AM

    We've all had those times when we fall. But you've recognized the fall and are taking the steps to stop it and fix it. emoticon emoticon

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KISSFAN1 4/25/2010 7:55AM

    You can do it, hang in there! emoticon

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