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Friday, March 30, 2007

The end of March is here, I need to focus on April and write up my goals for the new month. I plan on doing that today. There are a few things I need to change and work on. I am glad I am finally losing this weight, sometimes its hard though, because of the time that it takes to lose, seems like you can gain it so fast but to lose it requires a whole lot more work. Oh well, I am going to keep moving on. I am on a mission. It seems like every time I go down, the more excited I get, right now this last week has been tough because TOM came and threw me off. So I need to lose my 4lbs by APril 8th to meet the Easter Challenge goal. Hope to make it. I am going to work my behind off as best as I can during Spring Break.

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NILLE1979 3/30/2007 12:12PM

    Hey Red!!

I think I am going to take a page out of your book and focus more. April is going to be the month that I kick myself into high gear!!

That is a goal I am setting for myself.

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Pearls or Pellets

Thursday, March 29, 2007

I went to the gym today and a lady who I see on a normal basis, really nice says hello to me, and then she says "You are sticking to it, huh?" I just replied "Yeah" and got on the treadmill and started running. Now the day before there was an older man who told me " You have been coming to the gym a long time now, My wife and I didn't think you were going to stick to it!" How would you take this??? I posted this as a post too, because its truly bothering me but I don't know how to handle it so I am coming to my BBQ's with it.

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NILLE1979 3/29/2007 10:09PM

    Hey Red

Don't take it personally. I wouldn't. I would take it as a sign that they noticed that you exist and it might be their way of supporting you and letting you know someone is watching.

Now that they know you are there to stay, they might have positive and encouraging words.

If not, don't sweat it...just keep doing you!!

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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

I have tried many things in the past. Just to name a few.........Phentermine, Atkins, Lemonade Diet, and one Slim Fast bar, only to bring the weight right back. I have finally come to the "REALIZATION" that if I do this right I hope to never have to fight the weight off again. This time its different, its the last time, because I have been working on this since July 2006 and I haven't given up yet. I think my turning point was coming back to the states, I was so unhappy, I had been in Italy for 4.5 years (which I loved Italy) I just didnt like the tests that I had to go through over there with my marriage, my job and just me as a whole. I went through so much stress and I came back depressed, confused and sad. I decided it was time to do something about me. So I joined a gym,July 14th, 2006 ( I will never forget this day) I stepped on the scale in the gym, and my heart hit the floor. I saw the numbers 281 on the scale. This was the biggest I had ever been. It was definetly a wake up call. I am so glad no one was around because I didnt want anyone to know that number at that time. I just revealed to my best friend what my weight was. I started going to the gym 3-4 times a week, then I upped it to 5 days a week, and now I work out almost 7 days a week. Its hard for me to take a day off, I feel as though I truly need to get out there and walk at least 30 minutes, if I dont do anything else. Now that I have joined Spark People I have started counting my calories. The information on here is truly wonderful, the support is uplifting and the friends seem more like family. I am glad to call this home...........



Sunday, March 25, 2007

Its that time of the month, I am feeling bloated and I am dragging, I did go and get my workout done this morning, I am not very hungry today, but I am feeling bloated. UGH..........I do my next weigh in on April 1st. So as long as the scale doesn't go up I will be okay. I am finally under 250 and I am not going to go back up that is the good thing. I am just going to keep the good work up and do what I am supposed to do and take it from there. I will be glad when this bloating goes down. I will just drink lots of water. Off to do homework..........

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PROLOS247 3/27/2007 8:00PM

    You go girl. Congrats on being under 250. WOW that must be a good feeling. What you are doing is working out. I can see the weight loss in your picture. Your face is definitely slimming down. Girl you make me wanna go work out right now......thx 4 the inspiration

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WALKOFFPOUNDS 3/25/2007 5:18PM

    I feel your pain Red. My montly friend just left last week. I hade gained 4lbs of water weight during that time, and had felt really depresed because I knew that I was eating as healthly as possible and was getting my exercise in. Thankfully I lost it all the following week!

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Goal Chart

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Easter - 243

Kiana's Bday , April 30th - 235 (pre pregnancy weight) took 6 years to lose it. LOL (not really)

Mothers Day- 231 - This is my half way mark 50lbs gone, (WOW, I cant wait to accomplish this) I dont know what I am going to do, but it will be something nice for "ME" maybe a trip to get a massage!!!!

I try to only focus 25lbs at a time, so that once I have reached my goal then I will focus on the next 25, but I am just concentrating on this set for now.


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