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Ok, I think I snapped out of it.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

I think I snapped out of my funk. I spent a pissy day at work, mainly on Facebook... went home early. Watched Hall Pass, gave myself a nice manicure, and still felt pissy.

But then a show came on, and I started to remember all of the good reasons I started to lose weight. I literally put a bowl of ice cream in the sink, filled it with hot water, and got back on the treadmill.

So hopefully that snapped me outta my funk. And tomorrow I think I'll take advantage of the buy one get one free before 9am deal at Subway, so I'm not in a rush to get to work and don't have to worry about lunch.

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IILAAD65 11/17/2011 2:49AM


I would like to think my slap did it lol.. but it was ALL YOU!!!

Sheer will power.. I like how you thought and then put it in the sink anyway.


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SWEETSOUNDS11 11/16/2011 9:51PM

    Bravo on the ice cream in the sink...I'm not sure I would ever find the willpower to do so. You are doing great on keeping in tune with your emotions.

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Its just one of those days...

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

I am in a funk. I know it. I'm trying to not act on it and binge, and I am really annoyed right now. With work, with my food, with my exercise. I'm just pissy and I need to snap out of it.

Now that ONEderland is close, I feel like I'm obsessing over what I eat, how much I work out, what food is in the house, what clothes to keep and what clothes to donate, and everything else.

And now Thanksgiving is coming up. Luckily, my family isn't really big on celebrating turkey day. We have a turkey... buuuut we don't have a huge family gathering. BUT this year, I'm taking a week off from Thanksgiving until December 4th.

My cousin John is getting married on the 3rd, so I really didn't feel like traveling to and from my house to my parent's house twice in one week. And then we heard that another cousin of mine Eric is getting married/might be married already, and he was going to come into town a few days before John's wedding to introduce his bride to the family... so this means at least 3 giant family dinners in one week, Eric's, John's rehearsal, and John's wedding dinners.

And to top it all off, I decided to fly up to Chicago to hang out with my friends for three days. I'm hoping my friends will be supportive, but traveling and eating out go hand in hand. I'm going to try and do my best while up there, but I don't think I'll be getting much fitness in. The last time my Chicago friends saw me I was 260... so 206 should look a lot different! Its hopefully going to be enough of an ego boost that I'll be able to keep on track.

So I'm grumpy, and now I need to snap out of it... Quickly, before the holidays/weddings/travel screws up my ticket to ONEderland.

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RAYVEN01 11/16/2011 10:07PM

    Keep track! If you don't have internet, write everything down.

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IILAAD65 11/16/2011 1:35PM

    SLAP.. just like in Moonstruck.

Stay focused. Take healthy snacks WITH you. Eat at the dinners but watch portion control and stay away from the cake.

ONEderland has eluded me this year so far. I am determined to get closer to it. I have been there and didn't stay there... so I am watching you!!! I'll check in on you in December!


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Why yes, I would like to walk to lunch.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

When my friend asked me today, do you want to walk to Chipotle? I initially thought, no. No, its going to take longer. No, its cold outside. No, its just easier if we drive... and then I thought, that's the exact kind of thinking that got me to 276 pounds...

So instead, I said yes. So now I've got 40 minutes of walking on my fitness counter for the day, a slightly chapped face from the wind, and the perk of knowing I'm changing for the better. Plus since its almost winter here in Missouri, I won't have that many more opportunities to take a 40 minute walk outside.

I also had a guilt free/absolutely free lunch because I won a gift card and a buy-one-get-one free card that I shared with a friend. I just found out my team came in 4th. We were soooo close to getting a prize at Trivia last night. Now we might start to do more trivia games around town--just to prove that we can win!

My stupid cold is hanging on, but now its just a runny nose obnoxiousness so I started a couch to 5K challenge on Spark yesterday... and managed to get the first day in before Trivia. Hopefully I can get some real progress done there... since ONDerland is getting so close I can feel it~!

My goal for tomorrow is to catch at least one ping pong ball... Tomorrow the MU student center is 11,111 ping pong balls off of the roof at 11:11:11 AM on 11-11-11. How awesome is that going to be?! Its like reliving Captain Kangaroo!


Seven Pounds to ONEderland!

Monday, November 07, 2011

I had a pretty good weigh-in today. The cold is definitely easing off, hopefully over soon, and I maintained a -3lb weight loss. So with those 3 lbs, SparkPeople told me I had left the obese BMI range and entered into the overweight range. (I'm 5'10" so even though I haven't made it to ONEderland yet I'm just barely in the overweight group)

So now I have 54 days to meet my goal of being in the 100s by the end of the year... Its definitely do-able, so I'm just trying to re-focus and stay on track.

I'm 6 lbs away from losing 75 pounds, so I have 2 milestones coming up **hopefully soon**

This stupid head cold moved to my chest so I haven't been able to get any cardio in for 5 days now -- I know I'm probably going to have to take it easy when I get back on the treadmill tonight.

I'm going to have to come up with some new goals soon... and some rewards that don't involve spending money -- I've gone broke with buying a treadmill and new clothes (which are soooo worth it), but now that I can shop in multiple stores -- the shopping addiction has only gotten worse.

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APHRODITE2GO 11/7/2011 5:47PM

    That's emoticon!

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RAYVEN01 11/7/2011 2:58PM

Buying a quality treadmill for home was the best purchase I ever made. Seven pounds is definitely doable in two months!

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The benefits of being sick

Friday, November 04, 2011

I hate being sick, but I'm trying to look on the bright side. Ignoring the ridiculously sore throat and head cold issues, I spent yesterday relaxing and napping at home. I cleared out a lot of junk from my DVR, spent time with Pippa (my dog who just had her luxated patella pins pulled on Monday), and apparently lost 3 lbs.

While I know its probably only temporary, losing 3 lbs after plateauing for the last few weeks was kind of a bonus of the cold. I had the stomach flu earlier this summer and while that knocked me down flat, I lost 7 lbs and kept it off. So while I finally dragged my butt into work today since I had an experiment to finish, I'm heading home soon to nap before I have to come back and finish my experiment for the day, and hopefully keep off those 3lbs and reach ONEderland a lot sooner than I expected... its getting sooo close!

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COCOONED1 11/8/2011 2:31PM

    Wouldn't that be nice?!

emoticon I'm currently sick, resting, and not feeling guilty for browsing SP all day long! emoticon

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RUMBAMEL 11/4/2011 9:20PM

    I agree, I lost a couple of lbs. recently by being sick. Unfortunately, I then gained it right back by working out and being hungry and then got sick again after that so haven't been able to get back on track. I'm still where I was before, but the initial couple or 3 lbs off was nice. I also have gotten to take a few naps and just sit around doing not much. My hubby and I watch the DVR stuff together so I can't do that and they cancelled my soap I used to watch so it's either Food Network or browse SP. :)

I hope we all start to feeling better soon!


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RAYVEN01 11/4/2011 1:50PM

    I agree! It's a heck of a way to lose weight and certainly wouldn't do it by choice, but dropping pounds when you're sick is one of the very few nice things about it. Hope you're feeling better this weekend!

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