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Weight Loss

Sunday, May 15, 2011

I want to lose weight, I am going to lose weighg, I am losing weight but I know that it takes hard work, dedication and strength to get through. I know that this weight issue is not gong to be changed over night and sometimes thats a hard realization, but I have to know that my strength will keep my motivated. I want to reach my goals and I am going to. I am in a catch 22 situation. I want to put a time frame on my limits but I know that at the same time I don't want to lose focus because I didn't make a weight loss goal by the number I want to accomplish my goals and not lose focus.

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REDVELVET21 5/16/2011 1:43AM

    Yes, I have been rotating on and off of it since April, so far I have lost 25lbs on it

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GABBY308 5/15/2011 9:25PM

    So are you doing the 17 day plan?

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Just one of those days.......

Sunday, May 08, 2011

I was in the gym and I was working out, I was feeling good because I was getting further than I have been getting and that's important to me and I know that change doesn't happen over night, but I am getting to a point where change is going to need to come more often to prevent a plateau. I had a moment where within that good feeling , my mind went to that feeling of chastising. My mind wants to know why did I get to this point and why its taking so long. However we all know easier to gain than to lose. I really want to accomplish my goals and make some progress. I know that weight loss is hard, it takes dedication, commitment and planning. I know that staying motivated will help me to make better changes than those of negative thoughts. However I also know that some days this is easier said than done. This week, I plan to wake up every morning with a plan and I need to take my moments and self motivate myself, I have been planning every day to eat right, my days to cheat once a week yet I want to change this to be a meal where I can have what I want to have and not go overboard, but to throw my body off of the normal plan and yet still see results. I only want to cheat one breakfast one day a week and a lunch one day a week. Not dinner because its too late in the day and I want lighter meals at the end of the day and to keep working on me. I want to add self motivation in. I plan on creating my motivation poster this week. Take a moment to reflect on it etch day and also stay motivated on my progress. For every negative thought put it into a box but then put up two positive stickies to tune that out......... Maybe one day go back and see the negatives I don't know if I want them present or not, but I know that sometimes turning them back into a positive will make things better. I have to do this for me, I know that you are doing this for you.......working together and


Upset stomach

Saturday, May 07, 2011

Yesterday I had a cheat day! Breakfast I had 3 chicken minis, yum good, with fruit, lunch I had some green beans and turkey so that was a healthy meal, my snack was a yogurt and then for dinner, I couldn't decide on what I wanted to eat so I ended up eating pancakes, eggs and bacon. Needless to say that it didnt' agree with me and now my tummy is aching bad......So back to my 17 day plan today! Gotta get right.

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REDVELVET21 5/7/2011 10:10PM

    Gabby, you are right, before I had acid reflux too, alongside slooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwww weight loss and since I have started it, I actually don't feel as though my food weigh as heavy within me as it did and I also feel as though my food doesn't bog me down and I feel lighter. I think my cheat days will now be a cheat moment, but definitely before 2 p.m. and I don't want to overdue it.

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GABBY308 5/7/2011 8:00PM

    Don't you like how the 17 day plan is good for stomach problems? I was having all kinds of heartburn and acid reflux prior to starting and now...all gone! Keep at it! emoticon

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Fortune Cookie for the Day!

Thursday, May 05, 2011

I don't eat chinese very often, okay maybe once a week, and sometimes the message means something and sometimes it means nothing major, but today mines kind of hit on the point that I was trying to focus on yesterday.


I like this because sometimes we overlook all of the minor bonus milestones because we are so focused on the major goal that we are set out to accomplisth. Sometimes we have to look at our progress in terms of things that we can do thats better now than before. I was in the gym today, the kettle balls I usually use are 18lbs and today there were no 18 lbs kettle balls around, so I went to the next biggest size (28lbs) to try it, but after struggling with it somehow two 18 lbs kettle balls appeared. I think if my 18 lbs kettle balls were there then I would have never tried the next size up. I look at the minor things because they are important and sometimes we have to step out of our comfort zones just to see that we have grown!

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GABBY308 5/7/2011 9:12AM

    I liked the saying and your observation. I weighed myself this A.M. (against my own advice) and didn't lose in the last 3 days.
Needless to say I was disappointed because weight loss is my "great ambition"; but after reading this, I counted all my small successes on this eating plan - like fewer cravings and more energy. Thanks for the reminder!

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ISMILETOO 5/5/2011 11:25PM

    I totally agree with you. Each and every step manners. If just one piece of the puzzle is missing then puzzle isn't complete. I recognize every piece of my puzzle because the whole completed picture is a masterpiece.

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I lost and I gained.....

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

I was thinking about some of the things that I have lost on this weight loss journey so far......

* aches and pains in my joints after I have laid down in the evening or have been driving
* I have lost some of the negative self esteem and I am gaining more confidence.
* I have lost that sense of mind where I can't find the time to workout.

I have gained some confidence to do some things that I wouldn't have done before. I have gained the confidence to step up my game at the gym and try new things. I have been working out more with the kettleball and the Jacobs ladder. I have gained a new inspiration. I have been constantly thinking what can I do to keep this interesting and contine to lose, keep active and make big tracks on this journey. I have gained some of the motivation to run and continue on to build my levels up on how much I can do and how far I can go. This is just the beginning and I truly don't want an ending.....


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