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Still Cleaning Out Closets and Goodbye to Fat Clothes

Saturday, May 30, 2009

I am cleaning out my closets in stages due to how much I've accumulated. And I have to admit that, while I am giving away the fat clothes to charity, I did have the "what if" thought. I try not to EVER entertain the thought of regaining. Feeling a bit down; have so much more to go. Seems like an impossible dream, but I know better.

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MUMCAULEY 6/1/2009 2:53AM

    Hi, weight maintenance is my bugbear but I am determined that I can do it and I know you can too!!!! Getting rid of the old clothes is like finally giving up that old image you of yourself you are hanging on to just in case and accepting the new you(at least thats what I've been telling myself and it feels right to me!) AGood luck, your doing great, great, great so far!

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SCOTTIEGIRL57 5/31/2009 2:50PM

    Good idea! Thank you for the inspiration. I have some clothes that I can get rid of. I really liked Tim's advice too, and the feeling behind what he said. This is so important and immediate to you that you will succeed. Be in the moment w/your goals - keep them in front of you and the reasons for those goals too.

Bless your heart, be well

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IMAGINARY1 5/30/2009 5:48PM

    It's everything BUT impossible! Toss that away, and make some room for the new and improved you. All it takes is a little struggle and a lot of patience. But you'll make it and shine!

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JAZZYJUDE 5/30/2009 3:22PM

    Tim is right. It all comes down to your mindset and determination. It's your goal and you KNOW you don't want to be where you were. So think positive and when you get rid of the 'past' clothes, you know you will be moving forward to a slimmer you.

I have 'pep talks' to myself all the time. I had looked at all of my 'past' clothes still in the closet for the 'just in case' and that was the wrong mindset to have. That meant that if I failed, I'd have some clothes to wear. Now that they are gone, I don't have those negative feelings and I haven't regained any of the 66 lbs I've lost and IT'S A GREAT FEELING!

Nothing feels great than SKINNY does!! Jazzy!!

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ARTHURTOM 5/30/2009 2:26PM

    It's not impossible!

I went through my things a few months ago and anything that was too big was donated to a charity known as...

rg second thoughts...I have done it.

Just this past Thursday I was driving my car and thinking and talking to myself I said to myself "I am never going to get like I was ever again".

I had that in mind when I gave those bigger clothes away.

When you truly believe that, you will live that and giving those clothes away won't seem like such a task at all.


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So Impatient to Get this Yucky Stuff Off My Body

Friday, May 29, 2009

Some days I'm patient, and some days I'm not. Now I can feel this extra weight on my bones as though it's 10 tons rather than 20 lbs. Feels so heavy and burdensome, and should motivate me to exercise more. My body is stubbornly holding onto this extra wgt and it's as if it's saying that it has given up enough already.

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JODYGRIZZLE 5/29/2009 3:04PM

    Hang in will all work out one pound at a time. You're doing great think of the 33 lbs you've lost already.

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ARTHURTOM 5/29/2009 10:16AM

    just curious...are you eating enough? Sometimes as we get closer to our goals, we (by nature) notice that we are getting closer and subconsciously we over react on our nutrition plans and don't get enough to eat, stalling our weight loss and putting ourselves on a plateau.

Your current weight is not listed in a weight tracker on your page, so I wouldn't have an idea of what kind of calorie range you should be in at the moment.

I was thinking that I was doing so good eating between 2200-2500 calories a day and working out like mad 7 days a week. After a consult about my nutrition and my projected activity level (cut down on the cardio by about 50%) I increased my caloric intake to an average of 3400 per day and decreased my cardiovascular workout time from 21 hours a week to 10 hours a week. The result? I have lost 5 pounds as of starting that.

Odd how our bodies work.

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A Day of Gratitude and Joy

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Today's one of the day's when it dawns on me - wow, I feel so much more wonderful without these 33 lbs (fluctuates between 31-33)!!! Not that I ever take it for granted, but most of the time, I'm busy lamenting that I've been on a plateau or that I'm kinda discouraged by no/slow progress toward the final 20 lbs to go. But day's like today, I awaken and just revel in the lightness of being. And the feeling of gratitude.

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JOURNIJAE 5/29/2009 11:09PM

  very good, just be.. who you are and what you are in any given moment... gratitude is the key.. it attracts good things ...keep it up way to go...

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BEFIT014 5/28/2009 11:23PM

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Adding Equipment to My Home Gym

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

I celebrated the holiday weekend by adding two pieces of equipment to my home gym. I have a treadmill, elliptical, exercise bike, stairmaster, etc. I added an ab cruncher and leg magic. Now, I have to get busier on all of them. (p.s. I have a very small place. Treadmill and stairmaster are in the garage, exercise bike is in the middle of the living room, and elliptical takes up a lot of my small bedroom. Also, if ever you visit San Diego, let me know. We will go to a healthy lunch.)

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BEFIT014 5/28/2009 11:22PM

    Ooh, I love new toys!

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BINEMELLES 5/27/2009 6:34AM

    wow, you must have lots of room for a home gym!
i couldn't even make room for a stationary bike ... got rid of it during my last move since it had become a very space consuming clothes rack, lol!
my dad gave me a pair of dumbbells for my birthday, i still have to get to use them ... as soon as my strained shoulder is feeling a little better, i will!

congrats on your new additions! have fun working out with them!

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ARTHURTOM 5/27/2009 12:46AM

    If I ever come to San Diego, I'm not going to look for a Bally Total Fitness Center, I'm just going to look you up!

You GO Jessie!


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I Finally Get It - No Magic Bullets for Me!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

This past holiday weekend, it finally sunk in. First, a little background. I've been on this new lifestyle change since last October. I found SP in January 09. Since then, I've been on a slow loss but mostly plateau and I recently read that's no plateau anymore - it's not doing something right to fire-up my metabolism. I have 20 more lbs to go, and my body just does not want to relinquish any more weight. It seems to be saying, "hey, I've given up 33 and that's it!" (smiling) Okay, so I've been reading on some SP webpages of people who are using assistance from weight loss products. I researched those over the weekend. Nope. Won't work for me. Then I've been toying with the idea of going back to Nutrisystem for just a couple of months. I started with them for 3 months and it worked well. Not only do I not have that in my budget, but I also feel that, even if I lose the rest of this weight with that program, I'll still have to learn to do this on my own at some point. And what I have personally found is that I can tend to rely on a program if it is working. I then think it's the only way to do it - especially since this has been so slow at this point. The point of the story is this... It has finally sunk in. Stick with Sparkpeople and do the right things, and the weight will come off. No magic bullets, just hard work and patience. Again, thanks to all my sparkfriends for all of your support and help.

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AMYMLE 5/26/2009 4:47PM

    Yea! Let's hear it for revelations and breakthroughs! It reminds me a little about the interview with the Spark Motivator of the Day, Birdie from Florida (one of the guests on GMA this morning). In her interview, she talked about hitting mental plateaus. May or may not accompany weight plateaus, but just as frustrating...if not more.

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