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Anxious to Succeed!!!

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Do you ever become anxious to succeed?? I am so anxious right now its just crazy. I am so ready to get out of the 200 club. I see so many people leaving the club and I am just ready for my time to come up. I look back at last year when I was 281 at this time and I had just started working out, July 14th to be exact I will never forget that date, for that was when I saw 281 and I would have never guessed that I would be where I am today, right now, making plans for this week to lose more, eat better and more than ready to cross over the 200 mark into Onederland. I know I am at 228, the old me would be like oh that is so far away, but the new me, knows that this takes planning, motivation, encouragement and preparation. I am just so ready I can smell the victory and see the exits coming up. I am just ready, I am ready, I am ready. There's no stopping us now. We will all reach our goals here............Succeess is the only Option, Failure is not allowed, Team Work is Key!!! Jump around, jump around!!!!! Okay, I guess you can tell I am revved up right now, I am on a natural high, this thing called confidence will do that to you!!! Yes its like 10:54 pm.LOL

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M_BOLDEN74 7/8/2007 3:51AM

    you have the right attitude when it comes to weight loss...i am proud of you and continue to keep doing your thing mama

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LPRUE71 7/8/2007 1:50AM

    You'll be there in no time- Girl--I ain't mad at you at all.

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CHEZBLEU 7/8/2007 1:18AM

    Girl, you just hyped me up and it's midnite. You will be onderland before you know it. Keep up the good work!

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Sometimes what you want may not be what you want!!!!

Friday, July 06, 2007

Okay today I went to the Weiner House, my daughter had a coupon for a free meal so I thought that would be dinner. I had decided on getting hamburger w/o mayo and use mustard instead. Okay I also got fries. Their prices were pretty good. The food was not. My fries were crunchy, and my burger had more bread than meat on it. I was so disappointed because here I thought I would get a nice juicy burger and it just killed my meal. I know I shouldn't always listen to my cravings they can be deceitful. Those fries were just ugh.........

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INHEALTH 7/10/2007 2:41AM

  I just read your comments. I had a similar experience. After begining to eat healthy, I did some weering off the path and found that it upset my stomach. I'm glad to hear that I wasn't just imagining things. Thanks for your sharing, because it helps me put things into perspective more. I need to keep on pushing. Your comments have inspired me.

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MSDIVA1128 7/7/2007 10:38AM

    I just had a similar experience on the 4th. I ate just a couple pieces of B.B.Q.ed meat, and a couple of spoons of potato salad, and my stomach was messed up all the next day. I had a Major case of the trots, all day at work, I really should have stayed home that day. I guess all our little tummys are getting pretty use to the new healthy food. I agree with Slim, I would be willing to bet that the old you would have gobbled up those crunchy fries, and that meatless hamburger, and probably would have been clammering for more. What a long way you've come.
You go to the head of the class!!!

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LADYPREACHER1 7/7/2007 10:38AM

    Hi Red. It's amazing how our taste changes when we start eating healthy. I'll take a homemade turkey burger over a fried fastfood burger anyday now. I believe in treating myself somtimes, but still try to eat the healthier foods when I do eat out.
I found that when I ate the greasy stuff it made me ill. (Praise God) Don't beat yourself up for eating that meal, you're doing great.

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LOLA9882 7/6/2007 10:14PM

    I totally agree with SLIM! It just doesn't taste good anymore (let alone what it does to your stomach). I'm sure you'll think twice next time you go out for a hamburger and fries. Homemade always tastes better anyway - and it's better for you!

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    Red. I wonder if the old you would have thought the same thing. After you get used to eating good wholesome food, the fast food is just not the same.

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Just Rambling.......

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Its crazy, I have a brother who wants to gain weight, however he has a nice build and he can eat anything and everything when he wants to. Cheeseburgers early in the morning and everything is fine. I have a sister who is really slim, never had to diet in her whole life, and yet in my moments of thickness, she always thought I looked better than her, and I at the moment wishing I was slim as she was. Its funny because now I wonder how will things be if I get as small as she is. That would be something else. I wonder how would she take it?? I know now that some of us have to work harder to keep the weight off than others. I know my metabolism has to have an extra push from me, and that according to my body's mechanics I have to do what I have to do to help it along with weight loss, maintenance, and all this other good stuff. Its weird that once being a part of the Clean plate club, my membership has been revoked, I can now just eat enough and turn away a meal without feeling bad about it. I am doing so much better its like learning me all over again, a new girl is coming out!!!


Reflection Time!!!

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

I used to ask myself why I was losing weight, I know now its health wise, however before I really don't know why I was trying, I do know I wasn't ready. I know I was not living up to my potential being over weight and there is a lot more I can do if I am at a healthy weight. I used to wonder what I was willing to do to get to a healthier weight, wonder why it would take so long, be discouraged/disappointed/afraid/defeated of the long process, mad at the world because it seems like the weight just came on so easily, however to lose it seems to take an eternity. Those were my thoughts when the weight seemed like it wasn't coming off fast enough. I used to want the fast solutions and the quick success, however time has changed me, and taking this journey one day at a time seems to be the best road ever, I am learning more about the process, and the mathematics of it all. Seems like I would lose 5 or 10 pounds then my lack of commitment or know it all attitude, seemed to have let 15-20 lbs come back without an understanding and then a carefree attitude, seems like I used to think I looked okay, but now I think I am looking better, ( don't want to get a big head) but I know with the more I lose the healthier I will be, (because of exercise) the more attractive I will be, the more confident I will be, the more I can do, the best ever I will be. I will just be more of me!!!! Less in weight but more Life of me!!

What is your "Reflection?"

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You have found the secret. Thank you for sharing.

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SHELL367 7/5/2007 1:01AM

    Congratulations on your progress RED. I'm very proud of you. I've enjoyed reading your blog...I think I'll be back.

I, too, started with 100 pounds to lose. I lost 60 of it once and got it back. I conquereed the calorie part, but not the emotional part.

Reading stories like yours reminds me that there is hope out there. There is a reason to keep at it and I hope to inspire people someday the way you do.

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SNIKWAD 7/5/2007 12:47AM

    Well said!!!

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281 vs 228

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Today I had to battle the old vs the new. She sure did try to get me. I sat in the waiting area for 3.5 hours while my car was being serviced and during that time I had a visit from the ol' girl. She kept asking me was I hungry. Here is the conversation in recap .......

281: Ooooohh look a snack machine!!!
228: Yea, I see. ( nonchalant)
281: Aren't you hungry???
228: Nope!
281: I sure am, I could use a snack!!! Honey buns, M&M's, almond joys, oh my..........(doing the homer drool)

228: We can wait for something healthier, you know that stuff has too many calories and sugar for us. Plus I brought some water along.

281: *huff* Water....... ( mad at the world)

228: *smiling* in victory!!!!

Do you ever find yourself battling the old you with the new you sometimes? It may not be often but there will be a time when it comes. Be strong and stand your ground!!!!

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D710DANCE 7/5/2007 4:55PM

    Although this is funny, it is so true...I thought I was the only one who had those kind of arguments w/ myself. Thank goodness "228" was prepared!!! :)

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MBETTIS 7/5/2007 11:01AM

    That was funny. And the comments to it were even funnier. But why do you say "us" are there more of you in there.... Red has the "FINENESS" affected you. :) You are so right. I wish I would have more conversation before I indulge. THis weekend on my trip it seems I ate first and thought later. I am like the gentleman here that said I tried to work it off in the gym. I KNOW and I HATE having to do that, because I have worked so hard to get here so now I will do like slimsuccess and tell ED to back off and go back to the pit. I have that power!

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IMENOUGH 7/5/2007 9:04AM

    LOVE this blog! I've had this same fight!

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WOBUNN 7/4/2007 2:32PM

    I had the same fight and lost! It's July 4th. I endulged a little bit. But I still had a plan. I actually planned my holiday eating into my schedule. Didn't know I was gonna have that scoop of ice cream (and it was sooooo gooood) but I knew I was gonna go over my calorie intake by 1000 cals. I'll work it off in two gym sessions. The point is, there are times when we will fall off our horse of insparation and give in to the temptations of ice cream, chocolate chips cookies, potato chips or the big "A" sized (Adult) soda. It's not always what you did wrong. Sometimes it's what are you gonna do right! "We fall down but we get up!" By the way, I found my tri-cycle!

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    Yes. I call him ED (eating demon). I have to tell him depart. I am not listening to you. I bind you and cast you out in the name of JESUS. When it is him and I am not really hungry--he leaves.

I love your blog. You are doing really well. You really have a handle on what has to be done to be successful. Thank you for sharing.

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SNIKWAD 7/4/2007 1:26AM

    Bust 281 in the mouth next time, ha!

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AUNTYM32 7/3/2007 11:02PM

    Love, love, love this blog! this entry so describes me and I'm pretty sure many others. You're so right, we just have to keep putting that big mouthed girl back in her place! Thank you for making me smile at myself today!

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