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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..........

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

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.


Here I am

Friday, March 23, 2007

6lbs more to go and I will have 40 off and when I lose 16 more lbs I will be at my half way mark. When I reach my half way mark, I need to do something. I am wondering what will it be, I am excited just thinking about it. Its funny because now we have to focus on non food rewards.


Monday is here

Monday, March 19, 2007

I am trying to focus more on not going over my calorie intake, its weird how you have to watch your beverages so you dont go over or else a cup of juice will cancel out half of your meal and not just that the sugar intake from that little cup of juice. I am glad I am learning all of this now. I can do better with my family. I have even started teaching my 5 year old about serving sizes.


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