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Putting on my Armor once agai.n..

Friday, October 19, 2007

I just thought about my whole issue with weight loss and it seems that it is this never ending battle. But, when I actually thought about it...It is a battle that I "start" to fight and then for some reason I raise the white flag and surrender. I read something today, it was a story about surrendering the negativity in your life. By doing so, the author states that the positive energy will be allowed to flow back into your life. It's funny because that's what I was feeling as I started to lose weight.

The last two weeks have been pivotal for me. I have been on my own plan, not Core. I have been eating, not eating, counting points, choosing Core foods. It has been a mess. I have to weigh in tomorrow and I know that I am going to gain at least 4 pounds. I allowed myself to go out, have drinks and eat at 2am in the morning twice since my last weigh in. Unless I have been strict and exercising the heck out of myself, then I would have had a chance at maintaining. But, wasn't doing this and I know better.

I got on the scale this morning and it read 209. My scale is under by about 2 lbs. So that means that I am at roughly 211. My last weigh-in was at 206.6. If you are doing the math with me, I have gained 4.4. So, I know this but I want to stay positive. I will go to my meeting tomorrow and use my No-weigh pass. If I get the courage up, I will face the scale.

I digress. I was saying that my armor is back on. I don't mean this in a bad way. What I am simply saying is that my so called armor is really my resources (my Core plan, Core foods, knowledge of activity, healthy planning and actually exercising). I wear my armor when I am on track. It's off when I fall back into my old habits and I end up losing all that I was striving for. The good thing is this armor can be put on again. With that said...

It's time. And I am suited up once again ladies and gentleman!

Good luck to you all!

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DIVALINDA 10/20/2007 5:16PM

    Shelle -
I had the privilege of seeing the Dalai Lama here in Ithaca about 10 days ago. He talked about positivity and loving yourself as a way to world peace. He talked about how negativity and self-loathing lead to much of the vilence in the world. So if learning to live healthy helps me love myself - I'm just one more person doing her bit for the world.

I took the last two weeks off too from recording my food, and from the gym. I made mostly healthy food choices but I'm looking at this as a confirmation that the food tracking and fitness tracking is critical to me being On Plan. I guess those Weight Watchers folks know what they're talking about, huh?

Thanks for sharing - soldier on!

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Danced Up a Storm!

Monday, October 08, 2007

I went to a wedding reception on Friday, a day before my weigh-in. I had fruit and a taco. I skipped the cake, but I did have a few cocktails. I also danced and danced and danced! It was so much fun, I felt like I was 16 again.

I got on the scale on Saturday morning feeling a little guilty about my choice in alcohol the previous night. However, I LOST 3 lbs! I was so excited and I have not been at 206.6 for about a year or so. I am so close to hitting below the 200 mark, I can taste it! I just had to share my little experience because it meant so much to me!

Have a great week!

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2008LYNN 10/8/2007 6:42PM

  By the end of the month, you'll be in onederland. CONGRATULATIONS!!!

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Hit Below a Key Weight!!!

Monday, September 17, 2007

This weekend, my weigh-in was great! I lost 3.7 pounds and I am now below the 210 pound mark. This is phenomenal for me because I have been above this mark for about a year. I was not sure if I was going to see that number again and I have!!!

This also means that I only have 8.6 pounds to go to be just below 200! This is a huge feat for me as I am used to losing weight on the decimal system (-.2 or -.6). Core has given me the tools I need to lose weight effectively and in an appropriate manner.

I also had a win this week because I ate out two four meals this weekend and I went to the fair. I was very proud of myself because I didn't eat fair food. I had a beer, which I really wanted and that was it. It was the healthiest choice I could have made (to some extent it was!), but it was the best choice for me.

Also, I didn't have cheesecake for a birthday shindig! That was kinda cool because everyone else was eating it and I knew that it would take quite a bit of time and effort to erase those calories off of my body, but I was the only one that wasn't going to have to do that! Woohoo!

I felt very empowered.

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DIVALINDA 9/22/2007 9:57AM

    Your blog entry is certainly inspiring!

It sure sounds like your healthy habits are truly a part of your lifestyle now!

I'll be cheering you on when you slide below 200 for your next milestone.

In the meantime, give yourself a pat on the back and make sure you reward yourself!

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Veered Off the Road...

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

I was doing so well and somehow, this weekend took me off my new path of healthiness. I am back on track, but I still feel bad about it. I suppose that is a good think in retrospect. At least I know the value of what I was doing for myself. I am working on making this body better and changing my attitude. I know I will hit bumps along the road and I am just a little fearful that I will allow myself to fall into my old habits.

It's very tough when you feel like you are on the edge of disaster. I am at about 15 pounds. This is always where I seem to sabotage myself on WW. I have not made it past the 15 pound mark in my life. I want to now. I just need to stay focused and start exercising.

I will make this promise to me -- No matter what happens, I am required to go to my meetings until January 1, 2008. This will make me accountable for all of my choices. I also MUST weigh-in. No using those "free passes."

Good luck to you all as we struggle in the challenge together!


Newbie SP Blogger

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Today is the first day that I am blogging on this site. I am hoping to keep it up at least a couple of times per week. I have lost 14.2 pounds thus far and I am looking forward to getting below the 200 mark. I would like to do that before Thanksgiving. That would mean I would need to lose another 11 pounds or so. I think that is doable.

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JUNKMAVEN 8/20/2007 8:20AM

    You are doing great! I bet you hit your goal before Thanksgiving. You are on the way!!

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