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Monday, July 28, 2014

I'm done. That's it, I have had it. No, no not trying to eat better, or get more (or any) exercise. I'm done thinking when I get to XX I will be in a perfect place. I am done thinking I am so heavy that I CAN'T. I CAN. I DO.

I look at amazing people like Tracy31502 (Tracy), Bobcatgirl76 (Jan-Marie), Steph-Knee (Steph), MamaOwls, and so many others who are in the battle, much more articulate than I am do great things. You know what, I too can (and do) do great things. I am sick of me saying I'm to big, I can't do this (or that). Ya, you know what, I am overweight, fat, obese, but that shouldn't stop me from living my life, and moving on. If you are not happy with who you are, you certainly cannot be happy with who you are trying to be. You will always BE the same person... I look at pictures of when I was REALLY fat, I wasn't. Ya, sort of, but you know what, I was fine, and I was pretty enough. And none of that has changed. What has changed is me thinking that when I get someplace I will be better, I am better NOW.

God has given me the strength, both mentally and physically to be able to move, and make choices, and do something about where I am. My husband and I are so blessed, and I am no longer going to sit on the sidelines saying that when I get THERE, I will be different, I am different now. I am great now, I can do whatever it is I need to do.

I will continue to count calories (just because I am not good at that). I will continue to try and make good food choices, I will continue to move, but I will not continue to put the rest of my life on hold. I am grabbing that bulls horns and I am, by golly, going to move on!

Okay, I feel better now, I feel as though a weight is off my shoulder. You too can do this (by the way)...

Happy Monday!

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MAMAOWLS 7/28/2014 12:34PM

    You Go GIRL!!!! You will be amazed at what can happen now. I initially wanted to get down to 140 or 150 before I started living. Life didn't wait for me. As I started losing and getting healthier I felt like and kept wanting to do more and more. Before I knew it I was doing all the things I hadn't been able to do in years.

You know what I never did reach that goal of 140/150 and I'm okay with that. Life is good right now. I still watch my calories and track my food every day because I can't seem to stay on track if I don't.

I'm so happy that you've decided to just DO IT!!!!!!! emoticon emoticon

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Day 14

Friday, November 30, 2012

Well, its fairly sunny out, which always makes me feel better... And I don't have totals for me today. I'm having dinner with my VERY best friend tonight. I don't get to see her often, her life, my life, 60 miles in between... Her Dad recently had a stroke, so her Mom has moved in with her (God bless her, her Mom's 92), but a glass of wine, and lots of conversation is on tap. As of right now, I still have 650 calories for dinner tonight (and I've already put in my wine), so I think I may be okay. I have found that I am very susceptible to sodium however which I really never knew until I started tracking how funny.

Anyway here goes...


2 square
3 snacks (Okay, I'm including the wine as a snack, and who wouldn't)

Had breakfast
God my 10 in

Down 2 and happy about it.

I can, not I can not.

Happy Friday!


Day 13 (but not really)

Thursday, November 29, 2012

So, after day 12, me and my wicked awesome husband (and two GREAT dogs), went to VT for a weeks vacation. It was great. A little walking, a little eating (okay, a little MORE than a little), we volunteered at meals on wheels for Thanksgiving day, overall a very happy, relaxing, rewarding vacation. Just what I needed. Our problem, wait, edit, MY problem, is no computer, and no will power. So, I ate (see above), and yes, I did gain, but I am back to work now (working on me as well as my job). Beth (Indygirl), said recently, if you get a flat, do you go and flatten the other 3 tires (Okay, so I think I paraphrased), but I think you get it. Ya, I went a little off on holiday, but it's not holiday anymore, and I have a job to do, and I'm doing it. So, here goes.

1247 calories

3 square
3 snacks

Had breakfast
WILL get my 10 in today

Down 2 and REALLY happy about it.

I can, not I can not...

One small step for me, ONE GIANT STEP FOR ME!

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QUOOTIE 11/29/2012 10:16AM

    Thanks for that great blog. It is easier to say "I blew it" and go back to old familiar habits and so much more difficult to say "I am back to work". Go get em

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MAMISHELI53 11/29/2012 8:30AM

    That's right. A couple days, even a week, of going off track, is no reason why you should totally throw in the towel (or flatten the other tires!) We know what to do to get back on track. Glad you had a nice vacation! Shel

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Day 12

Friday, November 16, 2012

You know, last night, I'm getting ready for bed and realized, I didn't post! I meant to, I had a great food day, felt good all day, and was happy with my Thursday.
I am equally happy with how my Friday is going, except for 2 things, both right now out of my control.
1) I can't log into my work. Having issues with security, so I am waiting for the "Help" desk to call me back. And I am guessing a lot of you (okay, ANYONE) who reads this, is shaking their head. We'll see when they call me back, although, honestly, I did call at a few after 7 (am), and know they don't get in for a bit... We'll have to see how far down on the voicemail I was to get a call back! The other thing that is concerning me, and I should say scaring me, We start our vacation this evening. We have no cell service OR internet, so for a week I will be on my own. I have had years going north that I have maintained, and others where I have put on 10 pounds. I am going to be thoughtful when I look at food this week. 99% of our meals is what I cook, so I am planning on thinking through what I make. My husband doesn't care, and is very supportive. But, it will be thanksgiving, and I just need to stay focused. I did read something recently that I liked. Don't worry about the meal on Thanksgiving. Don't say "no" to foods, cut out 200 calories the day before, and the day after, and you can enjoy what you eat on Gobble day, I like that! So, I may try and incorporate that into my schedule...

But, for now.

WAY below the calories for today right now posted all meals and are at 880 (will get some healthy snacks in there)

3 square
1 snack

Had breakfast
Will get in my 10

Down 4.5 and HAPPY about it.

I can, Not, I can not...

A very happy Thanksgiving, see you in a week.

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SUNRISE14 11/16/2012 9:21AM

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Day 11

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Wow, what a crazy day. Traffic was a bear this morning, had a call with a client (went okay), got into the office w/ 10 minutes to spare before a cc w/ a client, and now, here I am, FINALLY able to log into SP track my 'stuff' for the day, see where I am, and where I am going. Ahh, a moment for me. I like that, although at 2:30 in the afternoon, I should have had a lot more "me" moments (but that's just me).
Anyway, here goes.

1208 calories

2 1/2 square (had breakfast for lunch, and snacking on grapes now)
1 snack (yogurt for dessert tonight)

Didn't get my breakfast in
Did get my 10 minutes in

Down 4 and happy about it.

Isn't it funny, how a comma can make the difference.

I CAN, not I can not...

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MAMAOWLS 11/14/2012 2:37PM

    Keep up the great work. You will get there.

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