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Everyday starts anew.....

Monday, September 03, 2007

I was debating on whether or not if I wanted to list an amount of pounds of how much I would like to lose for this month. I was going to keep it to myself and just accept whatever I lose as just that. I have decided though that I am going to aim for an 8lbs loss. I am trying some new things this month, and I am changing some things, shaking up some things and make some old into new. I am about to set some goals and keep it moving forward!!!

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KEENIEBOY 9/4/2007 4:23PM

    Red I think setting a number is motivating. Even if you don't make it there, it feels good to know that you tried your best . It gives you something to aim to get to for the month. And you don't have to keep your goals to yourself here with us on SP. We are here to chear you on!!! Do you have a digital scale? I get on it daily to monitor my weight to make sure I stay accountable and to remind myself I can balloon back up if I don't stay focused. If I don't I get comfortable and that's when weight will creep pack up on me. I try not to post my weight loss for a week though so I can see exactly how many pounds I'm losing per week. I think it would be good to weigh in weekly when you set a weight loss goal for the month, that way if you don't see any results this week, you can change up your game plan weekly to try to see if something else may work. Then you'll have an idea of how much more you have to lose before the end of the month comes and won't be shocked that you haven't lost anything with all of the hard work you've been doing. It's always good to shake things up a bit!!! Keep up the good work Red and I like how you are open to try new things. Sometimes people get so comfortable in there routine they don't even realize that the body does need change to get the results you want. The body gets into habit mode after a good while and it won't budge! You've got to trick it. I have to trick mine every month!! My body is stubborn (LOL)!!!

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M3NOMOFAT 9/4/2007 12:23AM

    Hey Red,
I like 8! My birthdate 8/8! 8-God's number representing New Beginnings! -8 lbs will be a great new beginning to that which is ongoing. Blessings to you and I gladly say, my friend...

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Pushing the Refresh Button.....

Sunday, September 02, 2007

I have talked to a few people and I have gotten a few answers, read a few articles and I have gotten a few new insights. Mainly good answers so now I just need to make a decision and make a move to get off of this plateau. Here are my options that I was recommended.

1. Drop something from my diet (ie. carbs, meat, or sweets) Only pick one and do it for week.

2. Add more minutes to my exercise 2-3 times a week.

3. Eat 6 small meals a day, instead of the 5 that I have been doing. (275 calories each meal for me) 1260-1690 total for the day as long as its all balanced out!!

4. Take my multivitamin everyday.

5. Take a dietary supplement for 1 month, to get my body off of the plateau.

I liked all of the suggestions except for #5. I feel that I have made it this far that taking that supplement would jeopardize what I have done. I just want to do this the normal way. Through my food intake and exercise. So I am going to do #1-4.

This week I am dropping my sweets & carbs. Maybe I can do no carbs every other day. Last month I didn't do to well with no carbs. This month is a new month and I am going to do it. I am going to drop my sweets for 2 weeks. I don't eat sweets everyday, I usually have a piece of fruit when I feel for something sweet. I am going to drop the juice though. In 2 weeks I am going to do a weigh in and hope to see some pounds gone, plus with my cycle coming I am going to have to fight the munchies. I am not going to give in. I really want to reverse that monthly gain to a monthly lose or at least maintain. I will take my vitamin everyday at night and also get my exercise in, I have no problem with that at all. I love to workout now, it's like I have to, or I feel that I have missed out on something. So this month is a new month, and I am going to do my weigh in, in two weeks. I am going to lose something this month, more than a goose egg.

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WORKIN4ME 9/3/2007 9:41AM

1-4 all sound like good suggestions. I've also heard that if you've been doing the same exercise switching it or varying it will help break the plateau as well. Hang in there!! You have done well and will continue to meet your goals!!!

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KEENIEBOY 9/2/2007 9:19PM

    I agree with you Red, I would also go with 1 and 4 !! That's exactly what I do and it's worked for me!! You are going to trick your body and you will drop the pounds this month. I can't wait to see it!!! You go girl!!! I admire your motivation and will power. You don't let not losing this month get to you. Me on the other hand, when I didn't lose for three weeks in may almost caused me to get very emotional. It took convincing myself to stay focused! If I don't see results I tend to get very mad at myself. I am working on that. I'm not as bad as I used to be.

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NEECHEE144 9/2/2007 6:14PM

    And away you GO!! Good Luck !!!

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DOORDIE 9/2/2007 3:37PM

    Ms. Red,

You should not drop your fruits or your carbs. Fruit should help with your sweet tooth and most fruits don't have that many calories and contain a lot of good nutrients. If you are exercising you need the carbs for the energy. That's probably why you realize you don't do good without them. It is always said we get way more protein than we will ever need. Not sure what type of meats you are eating but maybe just do fish and chicken and not eat meat at every meal. Protein also, comes from some beans.

I agree with not taking the dietary supplement. And fruit juice is full of sugar. Anything with a high concentrate of fructose syrup isn't good for you. Why do you things kid crave sodas & juice so much. So substitute the fruit juice with flavored water or something like Crystal Light!

You will be just fine! If you love to workout, you are already ahead of the game because most of us don't!

Best of luck on starting this month with a new game plan!

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MSPINK07 9/2/2007 11:05AM

    Good for you!

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I lost.......

Friday, August 31, 2007

nothing but the smile on my face, the excitement in my heart, and 0 pounds. "0" a big fat goose egg. I am going to have to take myself and sit down to have a long talk to see whats going on here?!

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ATR1983 9/1/2007 5:50PM

    Hey red, you will get past this. May change you routine a little. Look at how far you have come on your journey. You can do it!

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MSDIAMOND600 8/31/2007 9:47PM

    Red I must say you had me cracking up about the goose egg. LOL! Girl pick yourself up. Tomorrow is a new day and you are not a failure. You can do it.

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KEENIEBOY 8/31/2007 8:18PM

    Don't worry about it Red!!! This happens to us all!! All you have to do is change up your routine a little. Our bodies get so adjusted to our routines after awhile, you have to change it up a little. Whether it be your diet or your exercise routine. It will pick back up next month. Are you taking vitamins? I take one day weight smarts and a flaxseed oil vitamin daily. I started this when I hit my plateau in May and so far I haven't hit another one yet!! I hope it continues!!! I have two months left as far as my SP goal date is concerned! I want to get as close to my goal as I can't if not there by October 31st. We can do this.

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MSTEETEE 8/31/2007 9:39AM

    Red - Not the big fat goose egg. LOL! Don't stress things always have a way of working out.

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TORINICOLE77 8/31/2007 9:12AM

    Wow Red, I know that you are going to do whatever it takes to see that scale move again. You are definitely a motivated person. Have there been any changes that you can automatically think of? Have you taken your measurements? We all have days/weeks/months where that scale doesn't budge.....and you're doing all the right things. That's why this isn't a sprint to the finish line!! Maybe it's the ole' plateau any case, I'm rooting for you and I know that you are still on the right track. So regroup, reassess,dust yourself off, and keep going because the mission is still in effect!!

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Tomorrow, tomorrow......

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Okay today I am nervous and worried about tomorrow. I will do my weigh in tomorrow morning, that will help me to gain focus on which direction I need to steer in. I am going to get some good rest tonight and cutting off all fluids and snacks at 7pm, I only ate a salad for dinner, I wasn't really hungry. So we shall see how the morning goes............. The ticker will tell...

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NICOLE281 8/30/2007 10:14PM

    You'll do jut fine and that ticker will slide on down!!

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KEENIEBOY 8/30/2007 9:31PM

    You will see your progress tomorrow!!! I can't wait to see how you do girl. You look smaller in your new pic so I know that you've lost something.

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YoUr AtTiTuDe is YoUr AlTiTuDe!!!

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

I want to take this thing and take it as HIGH as it will go. I know this journey is not always an easy road to travel. I think that we have to take a moment and look at all the positives that comes from this journey, this lifestyle change has caused me to change in so many ways, that I make sure I am not losing focus of my goal, I make sure I am doing what is right for me, so many people who think that my changes are taking away from me, yet I have to say for me its making me a better person, inside and out. I want to accomplish this goal so badly that I feel it in my bones. When I feel down I must turn those negatives into positives, some days I feel like I am on top of the world and then there are days that I am just not getting to where I want to be in the time that I want to get there in. This journey can be like a roller coaster ride sometimes, I just want everyone to know that we are not alone in this journey. It is something that we are all going through at the same time, different points in the journey but its a ride that we are all familiar with!!!

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DOORDIE 8/30/2007 10:28AM

    You are correct Red! Just like anything the type of attitude you have, regardless of what you are doing, will determine how well you do it. We all have highs and lows. But, one thing we have to make sure first and foremost that we are doing it for ourselves and no matter what obstacles we face or how many "naysayers" try to discourage or sabatoge us, we have to hold on tight for the ride of the rollercoaster and don't let go! The objective and end result is for us to be a better than before and renewed us, which will allow us for preparation next goal in life! Good luck!

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FOXYLOSE30 8/30/2007 7:15AM

    I am familiar with that ride I was there last week........I know we can do this.

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