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Change comes when the time is right.....

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

I say this because there were many times that I tried to lose the weight and just couldn't lose the weight. I tried to lose the weight and was only successful for the moment at the time. It's funny though I grew up always yo-yo'ing with my weight and now, I am finally getting it down, I can say that knowing what I know now, and getting my actions to do what ever is what makes a continuing difference! I have thought about what if I was made to exercise when I was younger, would that have been enough to keep me healthy? Maybe at that time frame, but sometimes I think that we go through our seasons and now I feel that things will be even better for me because I am at a place where I can understand and this means more to me, I have come to that point where its "TIME"

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WORKIN4ME 9/20/2007 8:58AM

    This is so true Red!! Change happens when we really commit to it heart, body, mind, and soul!!

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What do I want?

Friday, September 14, 2007

I think of this all the time, Its like I am always writing the numbers as to where I was, where I am and where I want to be!!! Its hard though to say where I want to be, because one minute I think 145, the next I am just like get me out of the 220's then the next its like get me out of the 200 club, then its like where-ever I get and feel comfortable is where I will stay. Right now its just do what I have to do to continue losing and making the changes that I am making. I am really looking to lose my weight and get out of the 200 club by Christmas. I want to go home for Christmas and shock my family.

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TORINICOLE77 9/18/2007 2:51PM

    Red, I know how you feel....when I was at 278, my dream was just to get out of the 200s....and now that I'm so close to it I'm not sure how much I want to lose overall. But once I get to around 190-185, I'll reassess from there. I'm 5'8, so I don't want too look skinny and I don't want to be at a weight so low that it's too hard for me to maintain. I have a notepad that I use and I'm always rewriting and scratching out goal dates on it. One day, I would love to be able to say I've lost 100lbs. In the meantime, I'm just going to keep focusing on 10lbs at a time so I don't feel overwhelmed. Just keep moving along and you'll know what you want as those pounds melt away. The best thing to do is to just focus on what you want right now. Those short term commitments add up and you'll be there in no time!!

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M3NOMOFAT 9/16/2007 9:40PM

Stay focused on your long term goal but making mini goals may be the short answer for you. It helped me not to get discouraged and to tackle realizable goals and gain momentum by accomplishing them. I have kept my goal of weighing 134, but I began at 225 with a goal of losing 45 lbs in 15 lb increments with a 4 month time line. I set my ticker at 15 lb increments but my goal remained 134 on the start page. That way, my chart reflected my final goal but my page reflected the short term goal. I kept setting and reposting and still continue it even now. If the time was approaching and I wasn't at goal, I would make minor tweaks in my program to get me there on time. My goal dates were things that I had upcoming like my daughter's high school graduation, cruise w/hubby, etc... I am looking forward to your march to victory!

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KAYEREADER 9/14/2007 3:31PM

    I'm with you on this one. The best Christmas present I could get is to make it out of the 200's.

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I made it through.....

Friday, September 07, 2007

Okay I made it through, last week on Friday my weight was still the same as August 1st, so on Aug 31, I weighed in at 226.14 to be exact. Thats .2 oz away from 227. So this morning I weighed in at 225.2 So I am through the break through, I am making a new game plan for next week and a weekend battle. I am going to continue on this journey, the plan never stays the same and we must quickly change up in order to continue our journey, because plateaus will hit and they don't care when......

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TORINICOLE77 9/12/2007 8:27AM

    I know!! I'm realizing how hard it is to keep moving down. I have to remind myself that this is not a sprint and it WILL happen. You're doing it, Red!

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WORKIN4ME 9/10/2007 8:37AM

    Go Red!! Go Red!! Plateaus are hard to break and only the strong survive!! Work it Queen!!!

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SINESTRA 9/9/2007 10:34PM

    It's good to re-examine your routine and your goals every once in a while. I hit a slow point in July and started to worry about the weight not dropping as fast as it had previously. I read that after a while, you should change your exercise routine because your body gets used to what it's been doing. I read that you should change up every 12 weeks or after you lose 20 - 30 pounds. I experimented a while and I worked it out. August was a great month again for me. It's all a learning experience for us. Experiment to see what works for you. Shake it up a bit! Congrats on your success so far and it's great that you are still making goals and plans for yourself!

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PRIVATEMF 9/9/2007 4:44PM

    Proud of you. Make it work.

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NILLE1979 9/9/2007 12:21PM

    I know all about plateaus and then I started BC and gained almost 4 lbs, what a bummer. I started this challenge on the 5th and my weight is coming back down. I will be leaving 190ville in the next 8 weeks.

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Break Through....

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

That is the word that kept echoing through my mind as I was working out today. Break Through to me means...............

*to get off this plateau and get out of the 220 club, I have already left 6 other clubs now I need to break through this club!

*to continue striving to a better me!

*to do whatever it takes that is safe and sane, yet step out of my comfort zone and routines, to shake things up a bit, cause some pandemonium and to continue on a winning path.

*to succeed with victory and be proof that it can be done the ol' fashioned way.

I am Determined to Break Through.

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TORINICOLE77 9/12/2007 8:24AM

    Girl, I'm cheering for ya. It seems no matter where we are we have to expend the extra energy to get to the next level. You're doing great so keep it going!!

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LUVLOCKD 9/6/2007 5:58AM

    you'll get your breakthrough real soon! keep it up!

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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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