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8 lbs!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

It's been at 8 lb(well technically 10 if I'm going by my doctor's chart) for awhile now and I was always a little leery about how accurate my scale is but now I know. I could finally confirm it. Felt very happy. Not even my mom dampened my little victory. She may have given me a look like "Eight lbs? That's the best you can do? You can't lose 50 like your sister?" No mother I can't. It may be 8, it may be a very tiny victory but it's my victory. Now I must go celebrate with a box of Peeps. emoticon Just kidding. I'm getting a haircut instead emoticon .

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PEZMOM1 4/11/2013 10:21PM


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JULESJET 4/10/2013 7:37PM

    AWESOME! Eight pounds is FANTASTIC!

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KIMBERLY19732 4/10/2013 7:02PM

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STEVIEBEE569 4/10/2013 6:50PM

    Congratulations on your weight loss! Keep up the good work!

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NANCYPAT1 4/10/2013 5:53PM

    EIGHT pounds is AWESOME - smiling and getting a haircut rather than PEEPS and exploding at your darling MOTHER makes a LOT of sense - YOU have nothing to be making excuses for - you are SUCCEEDING and you are entitled to your moment of sunshine and pride. Keep doing what is already working for you.

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Sibling Rivalry

Monday, January 28, 2013

There's just no winning in this family. I mean I cannot catch a break. My sister stopped by on her way back home and she mentioned that she went on a diet, is working out AND has a personal trainer. I can't afford a personal trainer so this is all on me. Ok fine you can't blame the trainer either if you don't get the results you want but she can get to a gym, has all the equipment to work out with and some drill sergeant to kick her hind tail in gear. I've got squat. emoticon She's already lost ten lbs and 5 in as well. I've lost 8 and no inches. The only difference between the two of us is she has 100 lbs to lose and I have 30. I know I shouldn't be moaning about just having to lose just 30 lbs but it's hard for me to lose it and keep it off. With her off to a start like that just makes me feel emoticon and emoticon

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PEZMOM1 1/28/2013 5:11PM

    You my have only lost 8 pounds but that is almost a third of your goal. Your sister is only a tenth of the way there. Stay strong you can do it.
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    You can do this. Concemtrate on you and not your sister. emoticon

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NIKKICOLE83 1/28/2013 2:08PM

    If your sister has a 100 pounds to lose, then you should be happy as her sister that you have inspired her to get her weight under control. I don't know the backstory but I can identify somewhat. My little sister asked for my help to lose weight because I had done it before but found myself gaining back all the wieght I had lost. I thought it would be a win-win. She was 60 lbs heavier than me. I was working my butt off and she was back and forth with her commitment. We were losing the same amount of weight (which shouldnt be since I was so much smaller) but everyone would congratulate her and tell her how proud they were of her. And I didnt feel like she gave me any credit or acknowledgement for all that i did for her to lose the weight (like waking her up in the morning for workouts, creating the workouts, making her a meal plan, buying her running shoes, paying for her bootcamp). But at the end of the day, she is my sister and I was happy that she was finally doing something about her weight. Halfway through I also decided for my own sanity it would be best for me to worry about me and concentrate on my success. When I did that, she slowly fell out of routine and I continued to lose weight. The good news though is that she eventually found her own spark and drive and is doing it without me having to push her.

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RUNNING-TURTLE 1/28/2013 1:53PM

    Don't beat yourself up over it. My sister is the same way. She wants me to go to the gym with her and everything, and I simply can't afford the money nor can I afford babysitter's for the kids. Not to mention the fact that we have one vehicle and my husband has it all day at work. And she still don't get it. She may have more to lose and access to ways to do so, but you both are on a similar journey. Be proud of yourself for recognizing your weight being out of hand a lot earlier than her and keep doing this for yourself. You will be much happier that way. Sending lots of love and hugs your way. Keep your head high, you deserve it.

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Eat like a sparrow, look like an albatross

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Sparrow or albatross. Weird yes. But there is a reason behind it, I'm not that random. Anyways, at family functions I always eat less than everyone else. A lot less at least compared to everyone else. Same with my cousin (she's thin as a rail though. Bitch.) Just kidding. She'll be running with me in my first 5k this summer so I gotta love my "I ran 13.1 miles, a 5k should be a breeze" cousin. Back to the birds. Since I always have so little on my plate and rarely go up for seconds, I've been told I eat like a bird, a little sparrow. I may eat like a sparrow but I end up looking like an albatross.

With that said, I was telling my dad that weight loss is 80% diet and 20% exercise. He didn't know that so I told him how eating the same bad food as the rest of my family does, isn't helping my feeble attempt at getting in shape. He just said you're watching your portions. That's all you can do for now. Told him I doing that but every time I take a plate with a smaller portion I get the stink eye and I don't know why. All I'm trying to do is eat healthy. It just bugs me. Is she trying to keep me fat?

I'm watching what I eat. I'm not caving in to all the bad cravings and the ones I do give in to I don't have as much as I used to. I'm working out. I like feeling sore from a workout. I think it means I made myself do one more push-up or 10 more minutes of cardio than I did before. Or that I tried something completely new and failed miserably. And I might fail tomorrow. But there's always the day after to succeed.

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NELLIEC 5/25/2013 7:27PM

    I suspect the reason you get the "stink-eye" is that the person fixing the food finds her identity through her cooking. I had a mother-in-law like that, and she was definitely a food pusher.

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BOBBIENORTHERN1 1/16/2013 5:37PM

  Keep being honest with yourself and keep trying different things when it comes to eating and you will lose weight just do your best to eat good healthy food and not processed foods It is best to eat fresh food. I hope the scale goes down soon. It should.

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SUTERSPACE 1/16/2013 4:45PM

    I know the eating like a sparrow thing and I've been the albatross for years. I now eat less than a sparrow AND I'm eating healthier. It does change! The scale that is, lol. You can do it, woo hoo!!


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Are you a good day or a bad day?

Saturday, January 12, 2013

A little of both really, emoticon

Do you want the good news or the bad news first? Although you're not gonna care about any news I have.

Bad news: Really you're not gonna care. But I went over my calorie limit. I was ashamed, yes ashamed of eating. That's not a good thing, is it? To be ashamed of eating. Maybe not so much of eating. I think I was ashamed of what I ate. It was not my finest hour. Oh my God I think I can feel my tooth moving. And I can't afford to get a new retainer much less braces again.

Good news: I did 40 mins of cardio and 20 of S.T. to help with the going over calorie plan situation. Another good thing, the reason I ate so bad today is I met my brother for lunch and we usually have a meal not so healthy emoticon (is that the embarrassed face? I can never tell) And I also went window shopping, just had fun pretending I had lots of money. Picking out my new outfit, size smaller than I am now and just hoping and praying and planning how to get there.

On a completely different note, what is everyone's favorite snack? I need some ideas.

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ZRIE014 1/12/2013 12:59AM

  when you are retire they are all great days no matter how they are. emoticon

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I want to...

Friday, January 11, 2013

What do I want?

~Turn heads. Maybe wagging tongues. Nah that sounds icky. Jaw-dropping. Yeah I'd like that. Simple double take might suffice too.

~Prove my ex wrong. It sounds mean and kinda bitchy but anyone who told me that I won't be able to do a 5k as I'm showing them the web page and am straight up giddy about it deserves it. I may not run for 3 miles but I sure as hell can try. I know total 180 from my last entry.

~Be proud of who I am. I'm not sure if I ever truly was before but little steps and I'll get there.

~Have others to be proud of me too. The results might not be instant but give it time *cough*Mom*cough*

~Like my pictures and not just say "Look at me. Oh I was having a good day." I want all my days to be good days. There's a certain pic at Christmas where I am truly rocking it. Everything, my hair, my makeup, my outfit (man that was a good pic) Sorry even my mom liked the outfit and she rarely likes anything I wear. And I was skinny. Not gaunt, not skeletal (that was high school) but toned. Sorry like I said it was a great pic. I want all of them to great ones. The hair and makeup was a fluke but the rest I'll be able to have stellar pics.

~Get rid of these B-I-N wings. I don't have bingo wings yet. Besides I gotta tone up for my sister's wedding that's she's planning. She's MISSING a tiny yet very important part. The groom.

~Put some good muscle on these bones. So I get eaten first when we're trapped up in the mountains and in desperate need of food. Big deal. I go down looking good emoticon

~Respect myself. Sure some might do it for the looks, the clothes, our sig other, etc. You get the gist. But to do this solely for myself. In my opinion that is respecting oneself. Respecting your body, your temple, your home. My home, yeah. Except it's been like a season of Hoarders. In the end I'm throwing stuff out and trying my damnedest to make sure it never comes back in.

~Still be me. Who knows? Maybe no matter how hard I try I'll always be an on and off midnight snacker? It's fine by me because I will have under control. Besides this time my snacks won't be so unhealthy.

~Get my family involved. Even if it's just for a few months. They're my people and I love them. No matter how much grief they may give me, they've given even more love.

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STAYC615 1/11/2013 1:42AM

    Of course! Where's my head at? emoticon

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SPSPSP1 1/11/2013 1:04AM

    Stay healthy!

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