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Week 7: 0.5lbs & 1.75 inches

Monday, September 14, 2009

Well here we are at official weigh in day on week 7. I am ecstatic to pull off any loss at all this week after 6 lbs last week and feeling bloated today. Inches are down and my clothes are looser, so I am satisfied. Hoping to have a solid loss next week when we are on vacation, but I will be at the mercy of a foreign scale because I am NOT taking the scale on vacation!

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FAITH0405 9/15/2009 3:16PM

    WAY TO GO on staying positive!! You are doing great! Have a fantastic time on vacation, and don't worry about those scales!

God Bless,

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FRENCHTOSD 9/15/2009 12:22AM

    Great job! It all counts. We will be in 250-ville soon, I'm sure. Thanks for all of your encouragement on my blog - it's very helpful!

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    I hope you have fun on vacation where are you going?

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Exercise: 50 consecutive days!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

I don't think I am going to lose any weight this week, so I will need to be excited about something else. Today is officially day 50 of exercise. I don't think I have ever made it for this many days in a row (and I know it is ok to take a day off) but I feel very connected to this right now. I started wanting to make it 7 days, then 15, then a month (I was so proud when I hit a month) and today is 50. So the next goal is 100 days. I would have said this was impossible a few months ago. Here's to see how long I can keep it up.

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CHANA-D 9/13/2009 6:35AM

    That's an amazing accomplishment!! I am really impressed! You should be really proud of yourself. You rock!!!! emoticon

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FRENCHTOSD 9/13/2009 1:44AM

    Amazing! I hit 13 days today and I know you must feel great at 50. Hopefully I will join you there. Congrats!

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REMEMBER_MYSELF 9/12/2009 10:26PM


That is impressive. I wish there were a sparkstreak hall of fame that I could nominate you to!

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FLAMENM 9/12/2009 10:26PM

    Way to keep a streak going!

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GGM007 9/12/2009 10:05PM

    50 days is great! Congratulations. I like how you started with 7 days and then it grew and grew. You have inspired me.

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KLMGSU07 9/12/2009 10:04PM

    Wow! That's AWESOME!!!! I think maybe I need to do that... I've got to make this coming week GREAT exercise-wise, because I've just not being doing that well! Thanks for the motivation, you rock!

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Could I be fit?

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

So I decided to try out my new Polar Heart Rate monitor tonight to make certain that I am pushing myself enough when I work out. Fit or not, I am still f_t (overweight, will not use that bad word) because the chest strap was borderline cutting off blood supply. When I set it up it had me rest a few minutes and takes a baseline resting heart rate. 60? Really? That can't be right! But then I took it myself at the radial pulse. 60. Wow! Maybe this whole exercise thing is paying off! I don't think I have had a resting heart rate under 75 in years. Today is day 46 of daily exercise. I haven't missed a day. I am happy to keep surprising myself in this process. I initially was trying for 15 straight days, then 30, now 100? Let's see how long I can make it for.

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PENGUITO 9/10/2009 11:52AM

    Wow! 60 resting heart rate is awesome! Way to go!

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    Congratulations!!!!!!! You're amazing!!!

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AUNTC321 9/8/2009 11:51PM

    Wow! Great job on the exercise and the heart rate is fantastic.

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DARE2BE 9/8/2009 11:26PM

    WOW 46 days! Keep it up! emoticon

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HARMONYBLUE 9/8/2009 11:05PM

    46 days in a row. WOW! That's an incredible streak...me thinks YOU should be doing the getting skinny happy dance.

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Week 6: 6lbs & 2.25 inches

Monday, September 07, 2009

Ok, if this is what happens when you take vacation on the spark, then I need to get more time off! Couldn't believe the scale this morning. I moved it on the floor and stepped on it at least 8 times to make sure this number was correct. I do feel it, but I am still...shocked...ecstatic! I think the biggest change this week was actually increasing my basal activity with the pedometer and trying to walk everywhere. I also did less snacking and no emotional eating that I can think of. Yay! This is my first milestone/,mini-goal and only 6 more lbs until I reach the first 10% loss.

Thank you so much to my spark friends and buddies who read my blogs and check my page. Every comment, every goodie, every acknowledgement of the journey has helped me. I owe all of you so much for helping me along the way!

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FRENCHTOSD 9/8/2009 8:03AM

    Good for you! Vacation usually trips me up, so I'm glad to hear how well you did. We'll be in 250-ville soon1

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HOPES09 9/8/2009 12:33AM

    That is wonderful! It's really satisfying when all your hard work pays off, especially when you have been on vacation. Great job!

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HARMONYBLUE 9/7/2009 9:53PM

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Congratulations on hitting your first milestone!

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FITWITHIN 9/7/2009 4:55PM

    emoticonon your weight lost and emoticon your about to cross the finish line.

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CHANA-D 9/7/2009 4:03PM

    Way to go!!! You really followed through on your careful planning on your vacation - and it paid off big!! I am so happy for you. Keep up the great work!! You are really making progress towards your goals. emoticon

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PENGUITO 9/7/2009 11:13AM

    WAY TO GO!!!!! I am so proud of you! You deserve to be ecstatic, managing to lose while on vacation!

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Vacation + Weight Loss, Not a Contradiction?

Saturday, September 05, 2009

So, I usually weigh in on Mondays (and I will this week as well) -but I was dying to know if I had maintained on my little 4 day adventure in Niagra Falls. So this morning, I had my husband drag the scale out of hiding and I stepped on....268.5? I don't think I have ever gone on vacation and lost weight! I fondly remember our week long trip to the Caribbean this spring, followed by the 7lb gain on return. Our real summer vacation is approaching fast in two weeks and I am so happy to know that it doesn't have to affect my healthy lifestyle if I do some advance planning and stay on target.

Here are the things I did to succeed this time:
1. Pack a cooler: Water, yogurt, and lots of fruit
2. Bring the cooler into the hotel. Also rice cakes and some light granola bars for snacks
3. Walk with a Camelback, water with you all of the time
4. Walk everywhere we can. Walk to dinner, walk to the Park.
5. Journal daily, focus on positive things I am doing to stay on track
6. Repeat the following phrases:
"The salad dressing on the side, please"
"Without the cream sauce"
"Can the breaded shrimp just be grilled, no breading? Thanks!
"Can you substitute the french roll for a spinach wrap?"
"I would like the fruit and cheese plate...without the cheese."

So it was a success! And it is absolutely reaffirming to me to know that I can go away for a few days without falling into old, self-destructive habits.

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HARMONYBLUE 9/5/2009 10:38PM

    Congratulations on continuing your weight loss thru your vacation. You did great! emoticon

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CHANA-D 9/5/2009 7:34PM

    You did a great job keeping on track on your vacation. I am so impressed!! Your advance planning really paid off!! Keep up the great work! emoticon

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