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Sunday, April 29, 2007

Tomorrow is my daughters Birthday and my weigh in!!!! Breathe and breathe. I am so excited because I want to see how well did I do this month. I also need to do my taping so that will be done. I am cutting off my food at 7pm tonight, I know I am in my calorie range so that is all good. I am cutting off the water intake at 10pm. So I wont eat or drink anything until after weigh in tomorrow morning. I hope to be in the 230's. We shall see, I will take 239, I dont care just get me out of the 240's. LOL I will be back tomorrow morning to report the news.

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WALKOFFPOUNDS 4/29/2007 7:49PM

    Can't wait to hear Red! I am excited for you girl!

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This is not a Diet!!!

Saturday, April 28, 2007

I am here doing this the right way, the way that is finally working for me, I have tried so many things in the past its a shame. I should be crowned the Diet Princess, however I would give up my title because this is a lifestyle change and not a quick and easy fix.

Things I have tried!!!!

Slim Fast- Yuck!!!! I threw up after the first bar and a shake I couldn't hang with it. This was many years ago. ( just recently tried the chocolate bar that tastes like a snickers, it wasn't bad, I could use it as a snack, thats it)

Atkins- I lost 10 lbs and quit, didnt like limiting my foods, too drastic for me. Plus right after I quit the pounds came right back with friends.

Phentermine- diet drug that was an appetite suppressant. That helped I lost 10lbs with the first week, I had slowed down to losing 2 lbs a week until I got down 20lbs, then I stopped and my appetite came back full blast. Which meant the lbs came back full blast.

Lemonade Diet- I felt too deprived of the food, just drinking the juice, seemed to be leaving me hungry, lacking my nutrients and vitamins, and just hungry. I didn't think my body would lose weight for good with that one, I just lost willpower on that one.

I have even tried to go without eating, but that didn't work. I have finally come to realize that its all about a lifestyle change, meaning take things in moderation, and exercise to balance what you put out and what you take in!!!

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KSTAR72 4/30/2007 2:42PM

    Hey Red! It's tempting to do the "quick" things but I've found that the longer it takes me to lose weight, the harder it is to put back on. In the last 6 weeks, I've only lost about 4 or 5 pounds, but when I slip up and eat something I shouldn't, they don't come right back.

Just keep plugging away at it and you'll get there!

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RITA123 4/28/2007 5:29PM

    Hey Red,

I truly understand how you feel. I to have tried all the above, and just recently I went for a weigh in and I had gained back three pounds. I was so fustrated becuase I work out 30 minutes a day, seven days a week. This made me want to say the hell with it. But after reading your post, it's good to know that I'm not alone in this and that there are other women who feel like I do. So Red, your not alone in this battle and I know we will the war. Good luck and thanks for your post. It meant a lot to me today.

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Mixed Emotions

Friday, April 27, 2007

I am so anxious about Monday, that is my day to go to do my weigh in. I am wondering how should I do this weekend to get maximum results. I just want to be out of the 240 club. I would be happy to get to 239. That would still mean I would be out. So I will see. I think I am going to just do what I have been doing and not stress it. I do need to start working on my May plan to post on here in my blog. I need to shake things up a little. I don't want to hit a plateau. I went to the gym this morning and I got two pearls this week. The first one was on Wednesday, this pregnant lady stopped me and told me that she will be having her baby in 3 weeks and she says she might not be able to recognize me when she comes back, she told me to keep up the good work. Another lady told me to that she sees so many people come to the gym but she has never seen anyone work as hard as me. I have to admit that felt good. I truly thank God for these pearls because they feel good to hear the encouragement. I sometimes feel like crying because I have gotten to this point and its hard work to lose weight. I am not saying I am sad or wanting pity, ( I am okay) Its just like How could I mistreat myself and allow myself to get to this point where I have to work twice as hard to lose this weight and then to keep it off. I am just like nike says " Just do it" Kblunt " Failure is not an option" and Oprah "No Negotiations" I am just looking at this road and thinking of all the things I have missed out on being overweight and looking at all the things I will gain being healthier. I am going to be OKAY!!!!

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WALKOFFPOUNDS 4/27/2007 9:17PM

    Girl don't stress it. You have been working very hard, so we know that it will pay off! Keep beliveing in yourself! As one of my favorite Bible verse says "the race is not given to the quick, but to them that endures til the end"

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TORINICOLE77 4/27/2007 5:58PM

    Girl, I'm right there with you. I was 278 back in January and now I'm at about 247. My first small goal was to get to 240 by May 19th, which is my birthday. Seven pounds in 3 weeks?? I'on know about that one, but I'm soooo anxious about getting under 240 and meeting this first mini goal that I'm about to scream!! I'm trying not to stress over it, but I know exactly what you mean. It's like, how did I get here and WHY didn't anybody say anything?? Gosh, this is hard work. I appreciate people noticing the loss and it helps keep me motivated, but I'm ready to move to the next goal. I've been doing the same workout routine since January so I'm trying to kick it up a notch and surprise my body with something new. We'll see how it works. Just wanted you to know that I feel ya on that blog. -T

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BEAUTIFULGIRL18 4/27/2007 11:08AM

    Whatever weight we reach we should never look at it as failure. As someone who has had highs and lows, everything happened for a reason. There was no failure. What happened needed to happen at that particular time. Many times, weight is a reflection of what is happening in our job, relations, or relationshps at that time. Weight can be affected by so many things. My weight is not my soul. What I am learning now is another lesson to keep with me at my hardest times. I was blessed at 278 and I am blessed now. I was not a failure at 278 and I am not a failure now. You were never a failure. You were always a gift to this world and to your child.

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Red rambles!!!

Thursday, April 26, 2007

I was sitting here and started thinking to myself about all of the things I am noticing about me since I have started this journey.....
I finally have come to a point where I have realized that I have to do this for me and no one else. I have tried to lose weight before and I will say this again and again You cannot do this until you are ready to make the change. It wont work, it wont work, It wont work. I have tried and failed many times before only to gain more weight back and be more depressed because I was taking quick and simple ways out. I am so glad that I have come to this point and its coming off and I know its going to stay off because this is a lifestyle I can live with. Plus if I can do it, you can to. I am so glad that I am finally getting these pounds on off.

These are a few changes I have noticed about me:

Love- I am loving me even more. I am focusing on the things I need to do in order to lose this weight and putting me first, meaning we can do whatever you want to do, but I need to get my exercise first. I prefer to get my exercise done first thing in the morning, which gives me energy through the day, I have tried the evening thing and could not sleep at night. Hmm.....My confidence is building up too. I can look people more in the eye, I always look people in the eyes when I speak to them but lately I can look into the eyes of a stranger and say hello. Smile. and keep on my merry way.

Determination- I have my DETERMINATION RUNNING ON HIGH, I am so determined to do this that I am not seeing anything else. I am not saying I just exercise but this is a goal that I am looking and seeing and I refuse to get sidetracked or even but on the backburner. I am going to make my goal and I have even thought about going even further down on my numbers to 160, but I am going to keep my goal at 181 for now because that will be 100 lbs down and then I will extend my goal. Plus right now I am taking it in quarter strides. I feel like I can do anything right now. I am on this.

Support- the support I get from here is wonderful, I like how we are all going through or have been at some point the pain, the midnight cravings, the beginning, the end and the in between. So we can all work as a team. I just enjoy the support we give another and the feedback. Its truly a wonderful thing.

I am just glad that this is all working out for me. I am doing it up Big.

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LUVLELISA 4/27/2007 12:36AM

    Im so proud of u ..... U had a LIGHTBULB moment im init 2 winit with u cause what WE DOING IT BIG I like that peace holla at u girl

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FOXYLOSE30 4/26/2007 7:58PM

    I think the side effects of losing weight is great..I am enjoying every moment of it. But you are correct, you have to do this for yourself. I think when you do, you are more determine. I am glad that you are enjoying your journey.

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5 more days....

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

5 more days til my main weigh in, I am glad, I want to know my results am I out of the 240 club, I hope so. I am going to stop using the scale at the gym its off on the weight. I had an appt at the doctors yesterday and the scale said 243 but the scale at the gym said 248. Hmmmm...... but when I do my official weigh in I will head back to the GNC and use their scale. I will have to pay 50 cents but thats okay, it was pretty accurate last time. Plus Tom will be gone by then and all of the bloat weight will be gone. I have been exercising and taking care of me, so hopefully all will go well.

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MBETTIS 4/26/2007 12:46PM

    I have heard a lot of things, but "TOM" is a first... girl what is that? I think I know, but tell me anyway. :)

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