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28 Days to 35! My Challenge!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

A whole lot has been going on...the one consistent thing in my life has been my weight. Although, it ideally would be going down, I have gotten on the up 5, down 5 roller coaster and it's time to get off this thing.

My birthday is in 28 days. I was thinking on the plane today and a little tonight...there are changes I know I can make to get me healthier by my 35th birthday. I would LOVE to be in Onderland, but I know 16 lbs in 28 days is unrealistic. However, about 10 pounds in 28 days is a good goal! I would need to aim for about 2.5lb loss each week. I know if I really try, I can do it.

So what's stopping me?

Nothing! Today I start my challenge...To be a healthier in 28 days, before I become 35! What does that mean? I will get my exercise or 10,000 steps a day and I will eat less than 1600 calories a day. I will make the healthiest decisions I can each day, to care and be kind to myself. I will also refrain from speaking negatively or critically to myself. I will no longer tear myself down with poor self talk, but build myself up with positive, supportive thoughts and actions.

It's time, Kristi. It's time.

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SHELLE13 4/23/2013 11:23AM

    Hey Ryder B! It's been a little more difficult than I had thought...only because I have been traveling for business the last two weeks (only home 2 days). I started a new job, while it's not ideal, it's better than where I was.

I am going to try to weigh in tomorrow at WW, from my scale this morning, I've lost a pound. So, all in all, not too bad! I agree though...Food is the tough part of this whole thing. I don't mind exercising, in fact I enjoy it. It's learning to have my brain work how I want it to, rather than falling into old habits.

Maybe, you just need to plan a weeks worth of meals out, go to the store and try that. It usually works for me because I like "control"! LOL! Hope your week has been going well! K~

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RYDERB 4/21/2013 9:41AM

    emoticon Kristi! emoticon
How did your first 7 days go?
I've really been struggling to stay focused and motivated, so since 80% of weight loss is suppose to be about the food, I've been reading all my favorite books trying to come up with a nutritional plan that will work for me. (and my husband since I do the cooking) The 17 day diet, (not a dirty word), the Zone, the Fresh Energy Cookbook, Practical Paleo, and guess what… I ordered another one emoticon It's called, It Starts with Food. I'm hoping it will be the last one I ever need. They have a great website, with a lot of FREE info, here's the link if you want to check it out.

Anyway, congratulations on your 28 day challenge. Good luck! You've got this!
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Happy Friday SP!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Have a great weekend and be sure to eat healthy and work out! ;)

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RYDERB 4/12/2013 6:46PM

    emoticon Love it!
Happy Friday! Have a great weekend!

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My Suit of Armor

Thursday, April 11, 2013

I've been struggling...for about 26 years! I am about to turn 35 next month and I am frustrated that I am STILL dealing with my weight challenges.

You would have thought I would have gotten it by now. Well, unfortunately, weight loss isn't that easy! As many of us find out. It isn't our bellies we need to get right, it's our brains. Our thinking, followed by our actions (or lack thereof) is what our weight is determined by.

Now...I KNOW what healthy eating is. I KNOW how much my body needs to exercise. I KNOW I am addicted to sugar. I have PLANNED to eat healthy, I have PLANNED to exercise, even putting it on my calendar, and I have PLANNED to ease up on the sugar. But guess what?

I DON'T do it! If I did, I would be losing again instead of going up and down the same five pounds again, like I did the last two years.

So what gives? Why the heck am I doing this to myself?

Because it's...
...a pattern...
...a long-term habit....

Fear? Fear?! I have been heavy all of my life. I don't know what it is to be not fat. I know it sounds silly, but its fear that is driving that. I don't know HOW to be that healthy person... The person that doesn't make fun of herself first so others can't. The person who CAN go shopping with friends and buy clothes, not just jewelry. That person, that girl! I don't know how to be her. And, I think it scares the crud out of me.

And...I don't know how to be the girl that guys are attracted fact, it makes me feel very uncomfortable to have a guy look at me for my looks. I know this sounds really silly, but it makes me feel very exposed, I might as well be naked. I think growing up, I developed fairly quickly and had attention from men, not the kind that you would really want, and I started gaining more weight. I know my weight is a suit of armor. And...I am afraid to take it off.

After having said all that...I know it's time.

It's time to...
...release this fear...
...accept and love myself...
...become healthy, not necessarily skinny...
...get my mind straight...

I started dieting at 9 years old and wasn't fat. I truly believe I gained weight because I learned how to "diet." I am going to be 35. It's time to get off this roller coaster.

Note to self: It's OKAY to be "Done Being the Fat Girl"! Other Done girls have done it, so can you!

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FIRECOM 4/11/2013 11:13AM

    OUTSTANDING BLOG!! Zig Zeigler, one of my all-time favorite motivators said ...

To succeed, you don't have to want to, your have to WANT TO!!!

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What You Eat in Private, You Wear in Public

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

I just saw the movie Flight this weekend and thought it was done brilliantly! As I am watching this movie, I am see this character, little by little, give in to his weakness. Over and over again. Even though it is not doing him any good...D'oh! I do that?! But with food! Oi!

I started to think about my life. The one thing I have battled with since I was 9, is my weight. I can't ever seem to get a consistent grasp on it for a long period of time. I have given in to my weakness (food/sugar) over and over again, continuing to destroy my health and my body. The one thing that will keep me here on earth...and I am destroying it. Why? What is causing me to eat, binge, or gorge on sweets? Fast food? What is keeping me from taking care of my body and being kind to myself? It is an interesting question, don't you think?

So, rewind to last week...I ran across something. I texted the photo to myself because I didn't want to forget it. The funny thing is, I have remembered it every day, a couple of times a day, since I first saw it. This is what I have had stuck in my head and barking at me every time I go to eat something...

Ain't that the truth?!

So why do I do it? Why do I eat what I know is not healthy for me? What do I eat things that defy my goals? What is propelling this addiction to food? Why am I not taking care of me? Why am I kind to others even if they are not kind to me, yet so critical of myself? Why do I think that just "one more..." won't show on the scale? Or on my public? What is going on in this brain of mine? Really, as much as I would like to admit it, it's not my stomach, its my brain. Why can't my brain get fat instead of my stomach?! LOL! Anyways...

All very good questions...the only potential answer I have come with thus far is that I am eating to comfort, to soothe and to love myself. I need to find news ways to do this or my weight will never go down....

Hard to admit...

I thought about not posting this...but really, I think it's only going to help me (and hopefully someone else) with this problem.

I know I can overcome this. But, it will take time. It will take 110% effort every week, every day, every hour and sometimes every few seconds. Even when I reach my goal weight, it will still take the same amount of effort (or more) to stay there.

Yes, it will be hard...but I have a feeling, it will be worth it. =)

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NORMAJEANBEAN 4/29/2013 5:59PM

    Thank you for writing this. I have asked myself why i sabotage my health and why can't i get past the way i feel. i need to feel better about myself. but where do i start? i hope you get new revelation on to why this happens to us.
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Could my big bum have gotten that way cause I "feel" too much? ??

Friday, March 29, 2013

Today I listened to a webinar about weight loss. The premise was that there are people that feel too much, and without changing their diet, gain weight as a result. Now, I know this sounds so silly to those of us that are lifelong dieters...but, when I stopped to really think about it...there might actually be something to it.

Apparently, there are chemical changes that do happen in the body that cause the it to gain weight during times of heavy emotion. I won't go into too much detail, but the seminar seemed to make sense. I bought the book to learn a little more... I found it interesting, because there have been times when I was on track with food, exercise and water and I gained. It is very discouraging, but it never dawned on me that the body could react to emotion BY gaining weight if your calories in and calories out is on track. But, duh Kristi...look at Biggest Loser. Even those people who are working out like fiends end up gaining sometimes, and it is usually during the weeks of their "emotional breakthroughs". So my rather large bottom could partially be contributed to my emotions and empathy for others. Interesting...

I know this personally, this week has been a lot of ups and downs. I am starting to get myself back on track. I think tomorrow I will be there 100%. The one thing I think I really need to finally give up, without relapsing, is sugar. Even the fake stuff puts me into a craving tizzy!

I need to learn to "Just Say Sugar...and Fake Sugar!"

ps - Please forgive my jumping around in this post. Its been a long day and I am beat!

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ANELAKANOA 3/29/2013 6:26AM

  I agree completely! Stress also plays a key role with your body and weight loss. Think about it. All these chemicals are released in our bodies when we are emotional and the body goes into attack mode. Makes sense we wouldn't lose weight during those times then. Which is frustrating to say the least. lol


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