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Happy New Year!

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Today is the 2nd day of the year and I think I am doing good thus far. I am about 5 days OP and we even went for a 1 hour walk in the sand yesterday. It was a good feeling! I also got 2 of my friends to commit to doing some 5K's with me this year. We are aiming for one 5K each month. An added benefit is that most of them are for charity so we will be doing something good for someone else as well.

I have had my breakfast and am very satisfied. I need to bring the water up to my apartment from the parking garage because I am so thirsty and I have no water left! I know I am retaining a bit too because my fingers feel swollen.

I am going to stop by the YMCA today to take a tour and will check out the facility. I have a 90-day membership at 24-hour, but their classes are terrible and the instructors are not that great. I have 2 instructors that I do like, but they only teach during the day and that doesn't work for me. I looked at the YMCA, and it looks like they have some great classes - Zumba, Cycling, Kickboxing, Kwando Kick, Belly Dancing, Yoga, Pilates! I was so excited and could not believe that they had more to offer than a commercial gym. Happy surprise to me! It is just as expensive though - $552 for the year. If it will get me healthy, it is worth it!

Have a great day!


Day 1 and still OP!

Saturday, December 29, 2007

So yesterday went well, despite the fact that my day got side tracked and I had to make a trip out to the office. I stayed OP! That is a huge victory for me right now because it has been (truly) months since I have had a successful day OP. I did have a little bit of a weak moment last night. I had left over Danish Butter Cookies sitting in my house, calling for me. I know that this first week is more about detoxing my body from all the processes and sugared foods, so my craving will be strongest.

It was not a problem though. I had what I wanted and I counted the points. Before I put the first cookie in my mouth, I looked at the label and made a more educated decision. I knew that if I did not eat it right then, allowing for the points, that I may be out of control today.

Happily, I am in full control today. I am awaiting the UPS man and hoping that he comes before 10:30 so I can go to my Turbo Kick Boxing class at 11am. If he does not come by then, I will do laundry (I have to walk down and then up 3 flights of stairs to get to the laundry room). Unfortunately, I am house bound until he gets here.

Here is to another good day!


Weigh-in Day

Friday, December 28, 2007

As you know, I started back at WW today and the scale has given me some. "feedback." I am up about 10 pounds from my lowest weight back in August. In a matter of a mere few months, I have gained half of what I had lost. I know that this is something that I am going to have to focus on daily and I now have proof of the consequences.

So I am back up to 216.2. From a positive perspective, I have kept off about 10 pounds or so. I have a new leader, he is a bit odd but I think that his true intention is to help us get to our goal. He is very focused on helping us and I know that is something that I need. Also, since the meeting is on Friday morning, there are only like 5 people. This may actually be of real value to me because I will have more personalized meetings.

I am excited for this week and I want to do well. I am not going to weigh myself again this week. That is my goal. I have chosen this goal because I tend to judge how my day, my food choices and my attitude will be based upon the number on the scale. So, if I am up a pound, I will do poorly and if I am down a pound I have a tendancy to "reward" myself for being so good.

This year it is really going to be about the emotions driving my eating. I will be in control and I will lose this weight.

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DIVALINDA 12/29/2007 11:33AM

    Good for you getting back to meetings.

I too only weigh once a week, and don't even have a scale in the house. I do find it a bit liberating. And I think you'll see you listen to your body more (am I really hungry?) rather than letting the scale set your day for you.

Wishing you lots of success in 2008!

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New Year, New Outlook!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

I am going to be 30 this year in May. I am determined to lose this weight for once and for all! My mid-term goal is to lose 40 lbs by my birthday. That means I will need to lose at least 8 pounds a month or 2 pouds a week. This is very doable and I can acheive this with a little work and dedication.

I have choosen to go back to WW because the program works if you work the program. Also, there is no separate food you have to eat and no one has to know that you are on a program. The way I see it is that Core can get me to healthy and that is the path I need to be on. I don't want to go out with friends and be overlooked because of my weight. I know that a lot of my issues with food stem from an emotional place, so as a component of my getting healthy plan, I want to be sure to blog or write in my journal each and every day. I think this will help me "see" my mental changes a little better and to understand myself better as well.

Please feel free to drop in and say hello, I welcome all the support I can get!

Let's make 2008 a year to remember!

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PASUSAN 12/28/2007 6:27AM

    WTG! Here's to a bright and happy New Year filled with much success!

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Back to the Gym!

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

I have rejoined the gym for 90 days. I wasn't able to afford a 3-year membership, but hopefully will in 2008. I have been going and it has been helping with my energy and mood swings! I am much happier and I love my hip hop class on Tuesday nights! I went to Zumba last night, but we had a sub and she was not a fun teacher. I hope we get the regular instructor back next week.

I want this weight to finally come off for once and for all. I need to go to the grocery store as well tonight because I have no food in the house! I need to start drinking my water also.

On an emotional note, I am still very committed to the fact that I am much happier when I am on a healthy eating plan. I think it might be because I am striving for something. I like to have goals and I like to have accomplishments so this works well for me. I am aiming to hit my 20 lbs by the end of this month. I have about 4 lbs to go. I know that might not seem like a lot, but it is hard to keep things up during the holidays and work has been hectic. However, I am not going to let that deter me from my path. I cannot and I will not. Determination is on my side!

Good luck to you all! I know you don't need it, but just in case!


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