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Friday, June 11, 2010

Haven't written in a while. I now weigh 165. I'm at a plateau and I was bummed about it, but I read an excellent article that put a positive spin on plateaus. Here's a link to the article:

So what I'm doing right now, is working on tightening up, toning, and building more muscle strength. I've increased my calories to 1650 a day and I'm not scared. When I first increased I was freaked out. I went from 1200 to 1450, and then I went up to 1600. It took a lot of adjusting but I've gotten the hang of it. When I was at 1200 calories I was extremely strict and concious about what I was eating so that I wouldn't go over my 1200 cal limit. When I increased to 1450, i was okay but not really. then I went up to 1600 and I started over-eating. I hadn't adjusted to eating that many calories. But now I am and I find that I don't have to add up my calories as much. Now I can look at my foods and know what I can and can't eat without having to add the calories up. When I was at 1200 it was different. I was so scared of going over 1200. Either way I'm at a comfortable 1600-1650, and I've been working out really hard. I'm noticing a major change in my body. i've lost 3 more lbs but I've noticed that I've definitely tightened up. My clothes fit differently, there's more space in my jeans. My belly doesn't stick out as mch. I'm very happy with where I'm at.! Yo should definitely check out that article i posted. It's an easy read and it helped put thigns in a different perspective. It's very motivating and it helped me not to be disappointed in myself.


Feeling down...

Saturday, October 24, 2009

I'm feeling a little down tonight. One of my new years ('09) resolutions was to have a different life. I feel like I took one GIANT step towards that, but it's not enough. Instead of 10 small steps towards a different life, I've only taken one GIANT step. My life isn't horrible, it's actually good. But I feel like I'm in limbo. I'm neither here, nor there.

I'll probably regret this blog later. I've been feeling positive and really good about myself lately. I sometimes let small things get to me. I shouldn't but I do...such is life!

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DAWNRIL 10/24/2009 11:51AM

    It is easy to let the small things get to you. I always remember what my mom used to tell me; Today was a bad day but tomorrow will be better. You have made a commitment to be healthier and you are still working on it. It takes awhile to make changes to your life. Hope your day goes well!!! emoticon

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HAPPYCHERRY 10/24/2009 1:00AM

    oh i know how that feels! you just need to focus on the great changes that has already happened. everyone has an idea of a "better life" but some how no one can quit get to it because they are so stressed out about getting there. I'm sure this is just a phase but try to enjoy the life you got, or it's not going to change like you want it to.

good luck! - Candace

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People in your life

Thursday, October 22, 2009

I was watching Oprah yesterday and she quoted Maya Angelou-- "When a person shows you who they really are, believe them". I had to sit on it for a while but then I got it. There are times when a person shows you their true self but you don't want to believe that they are the way they are. I've made that mistake many times. So many times there are people in our lives that shouldn't be, but we refuse to believe that they are negative influences in our lives. On the flip side, there are good people that SHOULD be in our lives but we refuse to see the good in them. This really makes me think about the people that are in my life.

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PINKSTILETTOS 10/22/2009 9:12AM

  How true is that statement! I really need to remember this one. Thanks for sharing!

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FLAME42 10/22/2009 8:04AM

    What an eye opener that simple statement is. Makes you consider the people around you & take a look at yourself. Are you good for those around you? Must put some thought to this.

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Shocking Weight Gain

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

I weighed myself today and I weighed in at 176. Last week I weighed in at 172. What the heck? Did i really gain 4lbs in a few days?? I'm hoping this is water weight. Maybe I'm retaining water?? Well, I'm NOT okay with that and I'm going to work EXTRA hard to get back on track!!

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ELSLASTSTAND 10/21/2009 1:20AM

    That happened to me last week, I was at 162 and when I weighed in I was so ashamed to see the scale at 164.4 that I didn't even enter it into my diary, however, I do believe that the mistake I made was that I didn't drink my 8 glasses of water and this week I made sure to drink that and more and I still have to weigh in tomorrow but I already did a sneak peek weigh in today and let me just say that I am down. So, water is an important factor in weight loss, I truly believe that now. Just don't give up, although I felt like that, but I watched Biggest Loser and that inspired me to continue and not give up on myself just because of a silly little set back as this is a life style change, and I must learn to commit 100% to this change for the rest of my life.

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IMFIT4ME 10/21/2009 1:01AM

    I believe its water too- but PUSH yourself- thats what I am doing! I too have gained- what I hope to be water (LOL) but I am for sure drinking a TON of water (1 gallon a day) and really pushing myself with cardio!!!

YOU CAN DO THIS!! I am here if you need me!!!

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YUGUREKYUKETSUK 10/21/2009 12:25AM

  i get that too, i believe it to be water weight as i can get it rid of it fairly easily with just increasing my exercise a bit...GOOD LUCK!!

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MAMMABEAR-THIRY 10/21/2009 12:23AM

    Have you been doing a lot of exercise and developing muscle? Muscle weighs more than fat so if you are developing muscle you will see a weight gain. Also have you been under a lot of stress. Stress can cause weight gain also. I know from the week that my dad passed away. I was eating close to the lower end of my calorie range and I still gained 7 pounds that week. This weight gain was from the stress of dad's passing and a lot of other things going on because of it. There are many things that can be playing into this weight gain including the time of day that you are stepping on the scale. If one weight was taken in the morning and the other in the evening there will be a difference in the weight because of the food and drink that you have consumed during the day. Keep a log of what you are doing, when you are weighing in, what you are eating and look that over to see if there is anything that can be causing the weight gain. You might also want to keep track of your stress levels during this time.

Good luck and take care.

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WANNABTHIN53 10/21/2009 12:18AM

    It's gotta be water weight, good luck geeting it off.

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Post-Run Endorphin High

Monday, October 19, 2009

Ah! If there's only ONE reason why you should start running, that should be it. The endorphin high you get after you finish a GOOD run is amazing. I love this feeling. I'm feeling so happy and strong and positive. That high coupled with good music = ecstasy. Just wanted to share some of that happiness and positivity with my Spark People. You can do it!! You're goals are achievable. Work hard and you'll get there :) :) :)


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