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PRAISE THE LORD AND PASS THE FAT FREE ICE CREAM!!!

Friday, April 22, 2011

WAAAAHHOOOOO! I AM OFFICIALLY DOWN 30.2 POUNDS!!! it only took me three years, a ton of heartache, lots of bumps in the road and several "starting overs", but i did it! i have purposely resisted writing a blog, as i have bin so bizzy pep-talking myself and keeping myself on my "LIVE-IT", that i wanted to make sure i was going to stick with it this time!!! there have bin many a slip tween the cup and the lip, i can tell you that! many chips n dips n fries n "cries".....but also many more salads n veggies n fishes n fowls and jumping up and down on the scales oh my...(but i haven't broken one yet!!! either from the jumping or from my weight!!!)

soooooo....today is a sort of a celebration day for moi... if you look at my start date on SPARKPEOPLE, you will see that i started this journey in sept. of 2008. you notice i said "this journey"...as i have bin on some kind of a weight loss journey for most of my life...i have lost so much weight over my life time that by all rights i should be hanging from a charm bracelet by now! i have lost the size of at least a school room of third graders, and maybe a teacher or two! my biggest loss at one time was 120 lbs. (not all at the same time! i wish it were that easy!!) i kept it off for about 10 yrs. i was pritty proud o maself i must say! but something in my psyche, and my clothing, changed...something very sinister and barely noticeable....at first...my jeans started to get a little tighter, my nightie a little wider and my belt a little looser...with extra holes. i thought i knew what was going on, my dryer was old and my clothes were shrinking...yea, that was it...

unfortunately, no, that wasn't it. my clothes were not shrinking,i was growing...right back up to my comfort zone of my highest weight of 281 pounds. and just to show i was being a good sport about it, i went one more pound just to best it! by the time i was through, i was right back up in a size i thought i would never see again. i purposely had not saved any of my clothes, and even tho i love to shop, i found myself crying in dressing room after dressing room trying on larger and larger sized clothes to cover all of my mistakes...all of my out-of-control eating, binging, drinking and yes even smoking. not that that had added to my poundage, but it did add to my self esteem, or lack there-of.

suffice it to say, i was on a lonely desert road and it felt like there were no service stations around. luckily for me, i was wrong...a fellow traveler i hadn't even noticed until then recommended SPARKPEOPLE to me. and as they say..."the rest is history"! as is evident, it took a while for me to take advantage of that great service station in the desert...oh i signed up right away, but could just never seem to get enough "gas" to keep myself motivated and take off...i think a turning point for me was when my partner and i decided to travel together. i have always hated the word "diet" and my partner suggested we could call it a "Live-It". yup! worked for me! so for the last 4 months, we have bin travelin on a Live-It, and it has bin a pretty good ride! sometimes we cruise, sometimes we stop n look at the scenery n sometimes we hit a few of those bumps in the road...but we have come to learn that on this journey called a Live-It, all kinds of weather and road conditions are to be expected and we try to roll with them the best we can.

and so i have "rolled" my way to a 30.2 pound loss, and i sure ain't finished yet! stay tuned if you liked this blog, there's gonna be more where that came from, as i will be on this journey for the rest o my life i spose...n if ya didn't like it...that's o.k. too...i'm mostly jus writing this for me n my gal to read at the rest stops....i'm outta here... emoticon

  
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PERFECTLOSER 4/29/2011 11:33PM

    Loved this blog! I love your outlook! And thanks for your support...

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SANDRAFIVE 4/23/2011 8:33AM

    emoticonvery good blog emoticon

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HULAHOOPM 4/22/2011 7:52PM

    congrats on your weight loss and your journey! great blog! your writing is very clever :o)

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hours

Thursday, April 07, 2011

jus a few hrs and i'll know how i did on the scale this last week...should be good, i've worked hard enough! here's crossin my fingers! emoticon

  


Birthday dindin

Saturday, March 26, 2011

well i went out to dinner at a famous steak house tonight and i put into practice some of the tips i have learned in the few weeks i have been working on sparkpeople...i sent the bread basket with its 2 different types of spreads BACK to the kitchen....wow! i don't think iv'e ever done that in my whole life! i consider myself a bread-a-holic...so i was rilly proud of myself for passing on the bread basket! my partner and i i chose to share crab legs and a petite fillet mignon, we split a baked potato with all of the accompaniments on the side and we got grilled asparagus. for an appetizer we each got a shrimp cocktail... we skipped dessert as we were truly full from all of the yummy healthy food we had chosen! the total calories for my dinner was only 625! in a former mind set, i am quite sure i would have eaten well over a thousand calories!!!! i am so proud of myself and am looking forward to another great week of exercise and healthy eating! emoticon

  
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NTSOHLTHNT 3/30/2011 6:28PM

    You did awesome! You have every right to be proud of yourself!
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MARGIE311 3/27/2011 12:21AM

  great job!!

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hopeful

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

am actually lookin forward to weighing in this week. i feel like i have bin doin rilly well with my eating and exercise. i have had a paradigm shift and know that it will not all come off overnight and i need to be patient and treat myself well and try to enjoy the experience. emoticon

  
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feeling better

Monday, March 21, 2011

wow, i feel so much better than i did on Friday! i feel like i learned a great lesson in patience and perserverence. i was very distressed that i'd had a gain and i was about ready to throw in the towel! i wanted to eat everything in sight and doo what i would normally have called "blow it". but i re-evaluated everything and i made a different choice this time. i kept on my program and exercised and ate right like i knew i should and i feel much better today. looking forward to getting on the scale this friday... emoticon

  
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BKNITNWW 3/21/2011 1:17PM

    I am SO proud of you! You've got a brand new mind-set compared to how you would have handled things in the past. Good luck on the scale this week too!

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