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Wow.... I'm really doing it.

Sunday, January 08, 2012

I finally found my measuring tape (although technically you're only supposed to measure once a month and the last time I did was Dec 11 but I had been wanting to for a week now). It's early and I'm tired and I measured before pulling up my old numbers. And at first I was like....hmmm....well I am losing weight just not inches...and so I squeezed the thing tight and tried to get a smaller number, went to pull up my old stats and then realized.... (I can't believe I am sharing but....) I was wrong about my starting size. (just in my head this morning). I remember measuring myself in the summer and having (eeeeekkkkk) 54 inch waist and 58 inch hips. So this morning, when I was seeing 48/44 I thought gee, I sure haven't lost much.

I have lost 10 inches off my hips and waist since summer. And more inches everywhere else.

The scale was my friend this week. I lost over 5 pounds. (I had a 2 pound weight gain at the end of December that I didn't record so really it was just losing that again and then 3 more).

I went on my exercise bike for 15-20 minutes everyday but one last week.

I did my Just Dance "workout" (which again, I am not including as a workout as I barely break a sweat but it gets me dancing for 15-20 minutes) 5 days last week.

I had just one (truly, 1) bite of chocolate.

I am prepped and ready to go for this week. 3 pounds or burst!

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    emoticon emoticon emoticonI love measuring myself, it helps me realize that I am getting thinner. You are emoticon

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MOBES1 1/9/2012 8:38AM

  Your blog has inspired me and thank you for your comment on mine. I am up and ready to start the 1st day of the new me! Keep up the excellent work. emoticon

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WARRANTHONEY 1/8/2012 5:59PM

  Great job just keep putting one foot in front of the other and you'll make.

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EM1388 1/8/2012 11:12AM

    That's a great accomplishment! And to have it as a suprise, even better! Way to go!!

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RIEUADMIRER 1/8/2012 10:38AM

  Wow! Haven't you done well! Congratulations!Sylvia

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Early Morning Ramblings and Confessions

Saturday, January 07, 2012

* I enjoy giving my opinion/advice. I don't know why really. I guess I have that "leader" aspect in me.

*I had a bite of chocolate yesterday. My silly husband left this huge chocolate almond bar on the counter for hours and I took a bite and then told him to get rid of it. Again, I know in moderation it isn't a big deal but for an addict ...... I really shouldn't go down that path.

*I really need to start stretching! Been pulling muscles and it isn't fun. I am also prone to leg calf spasms ... not sure why ... so I should start stretching before and after.

*I seem to be shopping more.... hmmm.... maybe I should work on my mental self now as well as my physical. I'd hate to replace one addiction for another - especially when we are already poor and in debt!

*For the most part, I feel good. It's been a good week for health. But usually when one thing goes well in my life, something else goes awry. Today/tomorrow I need to focus on my house cleaning!

*The scale said 216.8 today. Considering January 1st it said 221.6, I'd say I'm going to reach my goal. 199 by Valentine's Day.

*A common mistake I make is when I am typing my weight I always type 1 first...... I've been over 200 pounds for 6 years or so..... Obviously I am in a bit of denial!

*I was up way too early today. Hopefully I can nap.

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DETERMINED_SOUL 1/7/2012 10:45AM

    Having a good, honest reflection is helpful on any journey. I foresee you reaching all your dreams.

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Oh Chocolate, How do I love thee?

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Let me count the ways...

Or not.

My cravings aren't too bad but my husband keeps forgetting the bag with the rest of the Christmas goodies/chocolates and boy oh boy...

And I know I could have something small but you know what... I just want to last 1 month trying 100% to lose weight. And I still won't be as "perfect" as some would be but here is what I mean by trying 100%

* Track calories 100%
* Preplan meals and choose healthier choices
* No junk food (ie, chips, ice cream, baked goods or chocolate.... just for 1 month!)
* At least 15 minutes of exercise everyday.

Sure, sometimes I might have a granola bar or meal replacement bar that contains chocolate but to me, that isn't a treat. It isn't the best choice but when you're a busy mom of three it works. I mean no chocolate such as a chocolate bar or cookies or something.

And I have done my "Just Dance" on the Wii everyday this week getting 1000 sweat points (basically 15-20 minutes of dancing and it does bring me to a slight sweat) but I am not including that as my exercise. I am including that as a fun new active activity.

So that's that. 100% for January. Give it my all. I want to be 199 by Valentine's day. That's 19 pounds in 4.5 weeks. Yep, it's a lot. Yep, it's more than the recommended amount. But I see it happen all the time! I see 30 pounds lost in a month sometimes! If I don't get there, will I be disappointed.... NOT! ONE! BIT! I will be closer and know that I gave it my all and I WILL GET THERE!!!!


What would be a good title for today?

Monday, January 02, 2012

It's been almost 2 weeks since my last entry. The day after my last entry I went to my mom's house for Christmas and well, I then had a week or so off my healthy lifestyle lol. Due to no routine, I got less exercise (almost none really!!) and due to being at someone else's home and eating their food, I didn't track food. I kept it in my head for the first few days and slowly but surely I didn't and then it became the usual, "Well, on New Years I will start again so let's have a couple good cheat days."

But I don't mind or care at all. I think I gained a couple of pounds but hey, when you look at December, it is still an overall weight loss. Pretty darn good for the holidays. I don't know the exact number, but thinking 4 pounds...

I got a food scale for Christmas and I am so happy. I've used it a total of 1 day but it felt so good to be 100% sure of what I am putting in my body. I didn't get Zumba for the Wii and looked around for a good deal after Boxing Day but 2 stores didn't have it in! I bought Just Dance though and did it yesterday. Wasn't a hardcore workout but it got me moving and increased my heart rate a little (afterall, I am still obese and out of shape!)

I also got on my exercise bike yesterday.

When I started SP I got to a point where I wasn't doing the program exactly how it should be. I am in Stage 2 technically but I wish I could go back to stage 1 until I was confident I was doing the measuring of my food everyday. Now I am. And I am doing planning so I might be ready to go to the next stage.

Something funny that happened at Christmas. My sister is one of my best friends and she knows how much I hate being overweight. She would always try to downplay my weight gain and pretend it wasn't so bad and so-and-so is still bigger and what not. She claimed she weighed about 175-180 most of the time (although she is also 4 inches taller). But she and her teenage son decided to weigh themselves and I got to actually see the number. She was claiming to have gained 10 or so pounds since the summer and she weighed in at night at 160. I get why she would try to make me feel better by adding weight to make me feel like my number wasn't as bad but I actually think that is worse for me. I think I was in denial for too long.

It feels good to go into the New Year not starting another diet but with weight gone and confidence that I will be healthy by my 30th.

I still can't say I've given it my 100% since being on SP. Maybe 90% for a few weeks but not 100%. January I am giving it 100%. My goal for January is to lose 15 pounds. That might be higher than the recommended and maybe too high but for my first month of giving it 100% and for being as overweight as I am, it seems like a doable goal to me. And if I only reach 10 pounds, oh well :)


"You're crazy to try to lose weight at Christmas"

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

That's what I heard at my party on Saturday.

So the last three days I have really let slide. I am not at all disappointed and it was my choice. I tracked my food to the best of my ability but I didn't put most of it in the computer as it was too hard. I ate healthy on Saturday and then for dinner allowed myself to have party food. I think I ended up eating 1 small plate (barely covered, which half was fresh veggies) for dinner. Come down to it, it probably wasn't enough calories! But I wasn't hungry either. Then I had 2 treats that night. Considering the size of them, I say YAY ME!

Sunday I ate mostly healthy, had a couple of treats (darn things are now in my house!!) and went out for dinner. Chose a less healthy dinner but hey, it's called a fajita salad ... at least it had tons of veggies as compared to a bacon cheeseburger with fries!!!!! And I didn't eat it all (which I had in the past). And no pop. In fact, no pop/alcohol at all ... pretty good for the season!

Last night was another party and I ate a little more freely but again, I wouldn't think I went overboard and I left feeling a tad hungry (probably because it was so late!).

Exercise has been null and void. BUT!!! I have been so busy cleaning and prepping and walking and doing that I know I am burning more calories than usual.

So today I stepped on the scale, a little afraid, but not at all caring if it showed a pound gained. It was my choice and I kept clear in my head my goals and healthy eating plans. The scale showed a pound LOSS! Wahoo! That totally motivates me to eat extra healthy and exercise today and tomorrow to show a loss on weigh-in day on Thursday. Whether it stays at that one pound or whether I can lose another, I'm happy. I didn't "suffer" through a diet, I showed restraint and had proper proportions! Yay me!

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RUNNER4LIFE08 12/21/2011 2:32PM

    emoticon Awesome job!

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THE-MORE-GIRL 12/20/2011 11:51AM

    Sounds like you're doing great! Maybe a little too hard on yourself, even.

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REDSHOES2011 12/20/2011 11:16AM

    Being on a lifestyle change is not a weight gain issue for everyone.. Some of us intergret the calorie range and do have a healthy christmas dinner- it is a myth we have to put on weight if we are honest with people around us of our intentions to loss weight..
If we tell people we are worried about our health most people are willing to assist our goals of better health..

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DEE0973 12/20/2011 11:12AM

    Great for you, it show that although you weren't tracking you were conscious of what you ate and still made the best choice possible. Merry Christmas

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BLACKROSE_222 12/20/2011 11:12AM

    Sounds like you are doing AMAZING! I've heard the 'crazy' mantra myself - but really, a Holiday is just another time of year. And they will still be there next year. It's about making healthy choices that you can deal with year round. Great work!

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