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What can happen in a 1 -1/2 months

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Its amazing that 4 months progress, has been erased by a month an a half of bad eating. I feel frustrated that I'm having all these medical issues and having to be put on 3 rounds of Predisone and at really high dose, that makes you want to eat everything in sight! Hence the 13lbs added back to the ticker.

Now that I'm finally off of that horrendous prescription, I'm back. Starting slower than I normally would, which I normally would just dive in. But I'm still dealing with medical issues and will have to have surgery in August.

So first step, NO sugar...Absolutely no sugar for me...lol. I'm an addict, and can't have one bite without eating the whole bar/s or bag. So its all or nothing for me. I'm proud to say I've been sugar-free 4 days now! emoticon

  
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DREAMGIRL71 7/16/2011 8:43AM

    SUGAR FREE FOR 4 DAYS?????? That is so emoticon. I also know how hard that is so emoticon. You can do it. I'm sorry to hear about the surgery, but I know it will be a great success and you'll be back to your normal routines in no time. I know what you mean about dealing with medical issues because I feel like starting over has become my weekly routine. I am determined to lose weight before my 20 year wedding anniversary August 22nd. I AM DETERMINED!!! So I'm starting slow and steady right along with you.

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BEACHGIRL76 7/15/2011 10:15AM

    Sorry you have to have surgery but glad you are getting the help you need. I need to kick the sugar habit too! I'm so freakin' scared too...so I know I'm addicted. That's sad. Good for you for lasting 4 days!! :) Keep it up girl!

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FITKITTYMAMA 7/14/2011 10:32PM

    Sorry for the medical issues, but glad to hear that you are off the meds and ready to get back to business.

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BEACHAPPEL 7/14/2011 4:51PM

    Keep it up!

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*AMBER512 7/14/2011 4:39PM

    You are so strong! Life can throw such crap at us, but it shows great strength to get back up and keep plugging along. WTG!!

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ABBY_G 7/14/2011 4:25PM

    You wrote, 'I'm back.' Welcome back!

You also wrote: 'I've been sugar-free 4 days now!' That's awesome! For me, those first few days are the hardest. I wish you all the best on the next part of your journey.

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SLIMTHICK2 7/14/2011 4:23PM

    Congratulations to you for staying so long sugar free. I hope you surgery will be successful and you will begin again to see the results of your efforts. All the best. emoticon

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New 30 day Goal/Challenge

Thursday, May 05, 2011

I have TWO big events coming up on 6/4/11


1. My sister is getting married (and)
2. My singing performance that evening (was rescheduled to 6/4/11)


**GOAL: - 8lbs **


Ok...so I didn't do that well on my last challenge. However with the above events, I'm more determined than ever to do what it takes, and kick into high gear! Plus the weather is finally getting nicer and the reality of summer is peaking around the corner, and I want to be smaller, fit, and feel better about myself!



Ways to make this happen:

1. Exercise a min of 45 mins 5-6 times a week (no excuses)

2. Sign up for the Heart Walk which will give me more motivation to work out, which is 5/21/11

3. Water, Water, Water - 90 oz

4. Eat out less and pack lunch 4 out of 5 days a (work)week

5. No cheating on my diet

6. Log onto Spark People more regularly

7. Affirmations to myself



STARTING WEIGHT: 265 lbs

I'm excited, I KNOW I can do this!!

  
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*AMBER512 5/5/2011 6:25PM

    I love that you not only have goals, but you have specific ideas on how to achieve them. You can do it!!

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MAGGIEX3UK 5/5/2011 2:28PM

    You sure can do this girlfriend!! (:
Now that you have your plan, ATTACK IT!
My race is on the 4th too (was rescheduled)

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SHRINKINGLULU 5/5/2011 1:29PM

    You can do it!!!

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OFFDREA 5/5/2011 12:34PM

    You can totally do this! Good luck this month!!!!

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JESSBOND 5/5/2011 12:18PM

    Great job on rethinking your plan! Keep at it!!!
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RED_WRITINGHOOD 5/5/2011 10:08AM

    You can do it girl!! Congratulations on the wedding too by the way!

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ANGELOO29 5/5/2011 7:54AM

    You can definitely do this!! emoticon
With your plan you should get those 8 lbs off in no time.

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KRNYC1 5/5/2011 4:22AM

    I started doing affirmations in the morning. I've only been doing it about a week, but I think it's helping!

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Mini Goal

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Goal: Lose 8lbs in 30 days (5/4/11)

Incentive: I have a singing performance(my first) at my friends gig. I wanna feel/look good, and buy a hot new dress for it :) 8lbs seems doable and it'll put me at a nice round number of 255lbs emoticon

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(My performace date has been moved, therefore changing the timeline :) ) Altho I was bad for a week since the beach, and back on track now, so keeping my goal the same.

  
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BEACHGIRL76 4/27/2011 4:06PM

    How are you doing with your goal?

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ORIONAIMEE 4/13/2011 8:20AM

    Way to go! Set your goals and work hard and you will make it! emoticon

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*AMBER512 4/12/2011 9:04PM

    You can do it! That's a totally reasonable goal, especially since 5/12 is my birthday ;)

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MARCH Weight Loss Challenge :)

Sunday, March 06, 2011

**I attempted to start this challenge 1/28/11, was doing well for a week, then got really sick for about two a half weeks. With birthday and vacation, I reverted back to old bad eating habits & no exercise, I just never got back on.

--My massage therapist and I agreed to only ONE "Do Over", more to the fact that I was sick so long. (so here is a copy of the challenge/goals, pretty much the same, new challenge end date and higher start weight(unfortunately) and we've settled on a prize)

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My massage therapist knew just what to say to motivate me. A challenge, a race, I'm all for it! Just gives me more drive
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I told him tonight, I've been really been struggling this month getting on track with eating and exercising. I've had 3 faults starts this month, and last year I was on track by 1/18/10, and going strong.




``` The Challenge``` by MARCH 31st

Me: -10 lbs
Him: -16 lbs


See it's only fair as it is proven that men lose weight faster than
men emoticon We both have about the same amount of weight to lose in general (for body size/height). This is a race and there is a prize :) So it is ONNN!!!!




QUESTION for my Sparkyfriends??
Should I lift light weights in combination with the cardio (which I did last year), to lose weight faster? Asking as I know sometimes lifting weights can show as a gain on the scale.
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-As a side note, when eating right and working out like I should, I typically lose 4-6lbs a month. So I'm going to really have to push to hit 10 lbs in 30 days!




GOALS to achieve this:

1. 90oz of water a day (currently drink 40-50oz)

2. Make my large morning coffee a small & work on fazing it out

3. Exercise 6 days a week (min. 45 mins) (when on track was doing 4x wk)

4. Eating out no more than 3 meals per week
(currently eat out 5 days a week for lunch, twice a week weekday nights, and 2-3 times over the weekend)

5. Daily Affirmations :)




STARTING WEIGHT: 270 lbs (already lost -2 lbs :)
TARGET WEIGHT: 260 lbs

PRIZE: Gift certificate for two at the new Comedy Club "Helium"


UPDATE 4/5/11 - Both my massage therapist and I didn't hit our goals..so it was a draw! We both lost 5lbs, but hey at least it was a loss! =)

  
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SHONTAY4 3/19/2011 3:12PM

    GOOD CHALLENGE!! GET MOVING GIRL

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SOULFIREPOET 3/13/2011 11:25AM

    Keep up the good work Heather, it's a new year and I know you can achieve your goals. I love you!

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MAGGIEX3UK 3/7/2011 6:17PM

    You can do this! Great goals that are definetly reachable!!

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THENEWDARLENE 3/7/2011 3:19PM

    Good luck with your challenge!
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*AMBER512 3/7/2011 1:30PM

    I agree with the previous comments. Definitely add the strength training! It can show a weight gain at first, but you'll lose more overall and be sure that it will be fat lost, not muscle!

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QUEENMINA 3/7/2011 6:29AM

  I totally agree... if you only have time to do one workout (and I've been doing a lot of research on this) strength training appears to be the better choice for weight loss in the long run, while cardio is better for overall fitness.

How about a bit of both with interval or circuit training? I sweat like crazy on my interval days and it gets my heart pumping and my muscles toned! :)

Good luck!

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LOVE_IS_LOUDER 3/6/2011 7:12PM

    Lifting might add a bit of weight when you first start, but after you build up a bit of muscle it will help you torch calories during your workouts. You should definitely include it, it's so beneficial. Ten lbs in one months is a big goal.. good luck!!
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Weigh In for the Challenge/Race

Monday, January 31, 2011

Well... I guess I underestimated the power of bad eating, no exercise, as I put back on ekkk... 15lbs in a month and a half. So had to change my stats to reflect my true start weight for the Challenge. So Sparkies...wish me luck that I lose -10 before he loses -16!! (see blog below)

Start Weight: 265lbs
Goal Weight: 255lbs by Feb 28th

  
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PELESJEWEL 2/1/2011 1:48PM

    With focus I know you can do it!! Go to it!

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LOOZINITNOW 1/31/2011 9:30PM

    Good luck!!! emoticon

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*AMBER512 1/31/2011 7:20PM

    I won't wish you luck, because I know you can do it! What I will do is cheer you on! GOOOOOOOOO Heather! emoticon

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