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Shoutout To My Peeps! I heart ya'll.

Thursday, September 06, 2012


My ghetto attempt to give a quick shoutout to my peeps, I have no webcam, so this was the best I could do. I have this urge to redo it but if I do it'll be 100 times then I won't post it LOL. emoticon

I really do heart ya'll, and I know it didn't say much but I think you are all awesome!! :D

  
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KASTASTROPHY 9/29/2012 4:05PM

    I could have sworn I commented on this!!!!! You are so hot!!!! I'm so proud of you!!!! yay yay yay yay yay!!!!

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GEMINIGEM6 9/10/2012 5:46PM

    Oh man....why am I the only one who can't see this? It's just blank where the vid should be and not even nothing to click on. :(

But judging from everyone else's comments seems like it was a cute vid! :)

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TEMPESTKITTEN 9/10/2012 9:15AM

  You're beautiful and its great to see your still at it!

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WEIGHTING4BABY 9/9/2012 10:18AM

    yay!!! after what, two..three years? I finally get to see/hear you!! lol

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SHRINK_U 9/7/2012 2:58PM

    Way to step out of your comfort zone :) I haven't been able to get my spark on in over a week! So happy to come back and see you in a vlog. Nice job.

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PRINCESSAMY 9/7/2012 8:35AM

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GRACEMCC45 9/7/2012 3:31AM

    You are so frickin adorable!!! Technology (ghetto or not, lol!) certainly makes the world a lot smaller!

Thanks for this, we love you too!!!!

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LAHUDSONCHEF 9/7/2012 3:07AM

    I was lamenting not having a webcam...maybe I can do the same thing you did. Hmmm...

Good idea!
Laura

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DUMBBELLE84 9/7/2012 1:30AM

  Looking great!! The audio on your camera turned out to be pretty good!

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BETHIEBOOPS 9/7/2012 12:28AM

    Look at how cute you are!!

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IMSOOZEEQ 9/6/2012 11:27PM

    YOU ROCK!!!! You look awesome girlfriend! I am so glad that you stepped out of your comfort zone to shout out to me and the others. I heart you too! The vlog was great. I bet you will do it again some time down the road. I didn't think I would do it after the first one and look...I kept going.

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Much love!



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JACOBSBELOVED 9/6/2012 11:25PM

    I got all giddy when I heard my name :D I feel all special now!!!

It's actually really nice now to put a voice to your face! It's kind of funny how much we all communicate but I don't think I've heard what anyone sounds like.

I'm so happy to have you as a part of my support group and I'm glad you feel the same way as well. Your progress is inspiring and I can't wait to see how much you accomplish!



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HEATHERFREE 9/6/2012 11:22PM

    EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
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EEEKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!! I AM SOOOOOOO FLIPPING EXCITED ABOUT THIS! I want you to do it alll the time!!!!!! This was great!!!!!! So glad to hear your voice and see you moving instead of just loving your words and seeing your pics!!! BTW you def look waaay smaller!!!!!

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Wait, PMS and cramps DON'T entitle me to eat EVERYTHING?! (No boys allowed)

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Well, boys are allowed, but I am pretty sure the title was able to make them run screaming from the room.

Whenever TOM comes to visit me, I get the worst cramps. Okay, so I can't really claim the worst cramps, because I am sure there is always someone who has it worse. But let's just say I did not cry when I fell down the stairs and broke my leg and my ankle. I cried 3 hours later out of frustration that I was STILL in the waiting room of the ER meanwhile my foot had completely flopped over cuz my ankle wasn't really attached to my leg, but I digress.

But I get period cramps that will bring me to tears. I will take even 4 midol (not all at once) and it's like nothing helps. For years I have allowed myself to eat anything and everything, and I thought it was rightfully so. Funny how that kind of thinking got me to 272 pounds at one point.

Obviously eating badly a couple times a month didn't do it... I felt that attitude spread to so many other things. "I am really tired, so I DESERVE to get fast food because I'm too tired to cook"... "I am just so stressed, a burger will make me feel better", the list will go on and on.

I am really learning so much from everyone here, and how my attitude in life has needed to change big time. You guys get me to think things through, and I really learn more about myself everyday, and for that I thank all of you. emoticon

Oh and P.S., baked sea salt ruffles and Nature's valley salty & sweet peanut bar are my favorite "time of the month" things LOL. ;)

  
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JESSICA_STULTZ 9/7/2012 12:02AM

    When I had really bad cramps awhile back my stepmom gave me some calcium tablets. It was like tum antacids type thing. They seemed to work really good for cramps.. so when I get cramps I try to drink lots of milk. Worth a shot if it will help any! Hope it's gotten better since it's been a couple days since this post.. I've been pretty busy this week but I do try to keep up with your blogs and posts! :)

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THESHELBSTER 9/6/2012 10:43PM

    I so get it. I am right there with you babe. But as always you kick a$$ and take names and I see you grow every single day and I am just so proud to be your friend and I heart you!

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PRINCESSAMY 9/5/2012 10:56AM

    I totally understand.

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CORTNEY-LEE 9/5/2012 4:42AM

    I used to get really horrible cramps too. In fact, all I had to do was call my doctor's office, and I got an excuse for school many years ago.

Do you use Birth Control of any type? I know that once I got on the pill (also many years ago) it really helped ease them. They actually make pills now that you don't have to stop taking them, which means you never get a TOM - I don't know how you feel about stuff like that, but you could check into it with your doctor if that might be something you are interested in.

Currently, I have Implanon, and I do not get a TOM. It is the best thing... well... ever

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HEATHERFREE 9/4/2012 11:10PM

    Some months my cramps bring me to tears too, I feel so woozy like I'm gonna hurl from the pain! And I always give in to whatever I want as far as food because of it. I'm a very scary person during TOM.....so emotional, irrational, stubborn and a cry baby. But TOMs not going anywhere so we just gotta learn to work with it.

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JACOBSBELOVED 9/4/2012 4:21PM

    Good job for being aware during your TOM! You know that during this time it would be easy to give in to things you shouldn't be having but you know how to handle it.

During my TOM I only have one day with a couple of mild, tolerable cramps so I don't really have any good tips other than a heating pad. Although I don't know how apt you are to using it since it's still hot outside. :)

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NIKKICOLE83 9/4/2012 12:56PM

    I completely understand the desire to binge on TOM. I also crave sweet and salty. One thing that has always helped my cramps has been hot black tea. The caffeine in it plus the heat really helps.

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COURTNEY055 9/4/2012 12:20PM

    emoticon....Good job! It is great to hear that you're not giving in to temptation and you're taking control over food and not letting food control u! That's going to get u so far on this journey! You are an inspiration, I agree with Bethie! Best of luck to you, my SP friend! Keep up the good work! emoticon

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ZELDABEE 9/4/2012 9:37AM

    I am so with you, the only time I had ever missed work if bc of TOM pain and this month I got two period due to a mix up with birthday control - ugh. I'm so proud of you!!!!

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BOOKWORM27S 9/4/2012 6:35AM

    I experience this, too! I used to binge on salty popcorn and M&Ms. Now I've been able to satisfy my salty/sweet cravings with a really sweet banana cut up in cottage cheese.

All the best! This is always a tough time for us to stay on track....

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KAESEA78 9/4/2012 5:26AM

    You are awesome and these small, but at the same time HUGE, changes make all the difference. So proud of you!

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BETHIEBOOPS 9/4/2012 4:48AM

    Ah! Wow! I love that you are taking back control over your body! Circumstances are no longer controlling your eating - you are! WOW!!! That is a HUGE victory! I am so so so SOOOOOOOOO proud of you sparkfriend. You are making serious strides and I am just blown away at how much growth you are embarking on. You are such an inspiration!

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No longer starting over & no longer looking for motivation...

Friday, August 31, 2012

Disclaimer: This is just my way of thinking on my journey, and I understand different things work with different people.

With that said, I used to be someone who constantly felt the need to start over. "Oh I had a bad day, I will start over tomorrow. Well ACTUALLY today is Sunday, but I'm going out to dinner with friends on Thursday, so I might as well wait til Friday to start over. Well that's stupid, might as well wait until the new week starts to start over... so I'll start over next Sunday." I have taken it even more extreme than that in the past... "Well, today wasn't so great, but I AM going on vacation in 3 weeks, so I might as well just wait until I'm back from vacation to start over."

As you can imagine that spelled disaster for me. Since I "started" (over) my journey on March 20th at 262, I have not started over once. This in itself is a miracle. I was not in it whole heartedly during March or even April. In fact, I didn't even start exercising until May, but there is no more starting over. If I have a bad day (or in recent cases 2 bad days), I don't consider myself "off the wagon". I used to constantly do that. Then I felt like I needed to make such a huge effort to hop "back on the wagon". I don't know why, but that terminology made me feel like it was much harder than it had to be, like it took even greater effort to start over.

This time, I just dust myself off on move on. Bad meals, or bad days are just bumps in the road now and a part of my journey.

I also no longer LOOK for motivation, or feel the need to find motivation. With that said, I LOVE hearing motivational stories, I love seeing motivational quotes and pictures, and I have them around my house. I love being motivated by other members and getting so much love and support. I absolutely do. But what I mean is, when there are days that I am not feeling motivated, I don't sit around whining like I used to, saying I need to FIND my motivation. No I don't. For me, motivation isn't required to get up and do what I have to do. It just has to be a decision, it's black and white. I either eat right and track, or I don't. I either get off my rear and exercise, or I don't. So feeling motivated or not, I have learned I have to do what I have to do.

That is just two reasons that this time is different. I have been floating between the same pound for 2 weeks now. In the past that would be a reason to "throw in the towel", but not this time. I just keep moving forward one day at a time, and know the scale will do the right thing eventually. I hope you all continue to do the same. I heart ya'll! :D


credit: arthlete.tumblr.com (Told you I am a sucker for motivational pictures, but I never use lack of motivation as an excuse to do the wrong thing). :)

  
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BIGJIM5 9/6/2012 1:19AM

    Great blog. we all need to get our head thinking that way! Nicely put. I hate the mindset i get at times of "o well my day is shot. lets just shovel some more in"UUgggghhh, I am getting much better, growing wiser, not wider!! whooo hoooo!!!

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PRINCESSAMY 9/5/2012 10:14AM

    emoticon I can totally relate. Good For You! Changing your mind set is one of the hardest things you can do!!

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IMSOOZEEQ 9/4/2012 2:29AM

    And the winner is....STEPH!!! You go girl! I think you have been doing some serious thinking about your journey! I am so proud of you and I KNOW that you can do it!

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GEMINIGEM6 9/3/2012 9:47PM

    I love this. I can relate to it so much. :)

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HEATHERFREE 9/3/2012 2:49PM

    I LOVED THIS. I was doing so good with not starting over...thats how this time was different for me too, and then most of July and all of August, I kept "starting over" and failed miserably!!!! THANK YOU for your blogs, because today was my start over day and now its just a day in my life moving forward

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GRACEMCC45 9/2/2012 7:45PM

    You're totally right. It's not always about motivation and oomph and tra-la-la amazingness.

Sometimes it comes to weighing out the consequences of actions.

If I do A, and don't do B, C will happen.

But if I don't do A but do B, D will happen.

You do it, or you don't. Not every day needs to be choirs of angels singing and a made-for-TV movie.

Get 'er done!!

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JESSICA_STULTZ 9/2/2012 1:35PM

    Oh I hate that idea when your stuck at the same weight. I was stuck around 213 for about 3 weeks. Was a little discouraging but I knew not to give up. I even talked to my mom and she said that I'll get on the scale one of these days and it will just drop. Still a little frustrating when you just want to lose the weight NOW. I only look for motivation every now and then. Something that just helps me stay on track and keeps me in the right mindset. You have an amazing mindset though. It's not really something we just should do.. but something that needs to be done no matter what. Even if it's not for weight loss. It's good for us. At least when you know you will be eating out ahead of time you can kind of plan your other foods around that. It helps me a lot that way.. and I can generally figure out what is the best food choice before I go. Hope you start seeing results soon if you are still stuck! :)

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KAESEA78 9/2/2012 12:41AM

    You are awesome! I just want you to know that

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KASTASTROPHY 9/1/2012 8:08PM

    seriously i know i blogged about this in the past and i swear its the same thing!!!! JUST PUSH THROUGH AND WE WILL MAKE IT TO THE END TOGETHER!!!

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GREGNY 9/1/2012 5:18PM

    Good Job, keep it up emoticon

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JACOBSBELOVED 9/1/2012 3:02PM

    First, that first paragraph about "Well, I'm going on vacation, so I'll wait till I get back" "It's Sunday and I'm going out with friends on Thursday, so I'll wait till after then" is all too familiar. I felt like that was something I wrote lol

Second, everything you said up there proves that THIS TIME IS DIFFERENT! You're not giving up, you're not starting over, and you're finding what works for you. The WANT to do this is the strongest feeling you have and that's fantastic!

Keep it up, girl!

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NIKKICOLE83 9/1/2012 8:47AM

    I don't think what you are saying is controversial at all. I think your miindset perfectly describes the attitude of every single person who finally comitts to changing their lifestyle for good. When you really want to lose weight and get healthy you have this huge burst of energy and motivation in the beginning. Then you start feeling the pain, you start missing lazy nights on the sofa. But real winners get up and workout because they HAVE TO not because they want to. It becomes a part of your routine, almost like personal hygeine. I get up and take a shower without even a second thought. The same goes for working out. I get up and put on my gym clothes without a second thought. And every once in a while, I decide I am going to sleep in and forget exercising. Just like showering, that only lasts for about a day until you realize that showering and exercise are two things that can only be pushed aside for so long before you start to feel like a slob. I love your mindset. I love your winning attitude and I await your success!

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JENNIEQKA 9/1/2012 5:24AM

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just the right attitude for a winner!

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BETHIEBOOPS 9/1/2012 3:06AM

    YES YES YES YES YES! This is the attitude of winners right here. I'm SO proud of you and can't wait to see you at the finish line when we BOTH make it! As per plateau, don't let it break you- setting exercise goals has really helped me focus on something and ignore my weight. Of course, you should check that you are accurately counting your exercise calorie loss, you calorie intake and that your range still creates the deficit you want :) The hardest part of my plateau has been not letting too many "cheat meals" in- I used to fend those off thinking I wanted to see how much I could lose in a week- but now I have to shift to "that's not the best thing for my body". It's a much less sexy answer :)

You are doing so well and I am overjoyed about your "new" weightloss attitude! There is no wagon :) Keep going girl! Keep going!

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COURTNEY055 9/1/2012 1:50AM

    You got it, girl! Keep on going..You got this! Best of luck to u! And, hey if u need motivation, save this blog and re read it! emoticon

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CORTNEY-LEE 8/31/2012 11:48PM

    Keep working for those goals!
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HWNHMMBRD 8/31/2012 10:45PM

    Your words are so TRUE! And they sound sooooo familiar. Keep it up, and remember to look at your NSV as well. emoticon

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"OMG you're shrinking", and fessing up to 2 bad days...

Monday, August 27, 2012

So the highlight of the day was a fellow coworker saying "OMG you're shrinking!!" Today was free dress so I am in jeans and t shirt and it is much easier to tell than when I am swimming in my too big uniform. She even said that "OMG, it's so noticeable, it is impossible to tell in the uniform but I can totally tell, good for you." She was with another coworker who chimed in "So how are you doing it?" I laughed and said "Not eating all the crap I used to eat". They seemed pleased with this answer. She then asked "are you excited?" I said "Well no, not really..." and shrugged. She said "but why, if it were me I'd be so excited." I had to give an answer, and working in the shark tank you can not allow people to know your blood, sweat and tears. I refuse to let these people how hard I work on this, and anyone who understands my coworkers agree that is the best idea. I said "Well I think it's just because it comes of so slow, like oh yay half a pound, EFF you half a pound." They laughed and I was off the hook.

I desperately needed some positive reinforcement today, because for two days I have been a train wreck. Friday was a 3400 calorie day, which included a fast food meal. *DOH* I chalked it up to a bad day and was determined to make Saturday a great day.

Wrong, OH SO WRONG. I was determined not to eat the pot luck party food at work, wrong again. I wound up eating 5, YES 5 pieces of garlic toast and two servings of lasagna. All while still having a hot pocket later in the day even though I was painfully full.

It was definitely an eye opener for me. An eye opener that for me, one bad day can easily slip into 2 and even more. It was also amazing how sluggish and icky I felt with all that food in me. Not a pretty sight. I have totally accepted those 2 days, and I am moving on. Today is a great day and I am determined to make it a great week and keep on going.

I like to blog both at really good times, and really bad time, just so when I look back I can see the struggles as well as the progress. So this was really just important for me to write out. :)

  
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PURPLEPEONY 8/31/2012 10:39PM

    Today I was off track on my calories & ended up eating around 2300. I`m not gonna fret, I`ll just get back on track tomorrow. I`ve learned to just take one day at a time...
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KKTODAY 8/30/2012 9:55AM

    Glad your coworkers were able to give you a little positivity! It's so nice when people notice your hard work! :) And totally know what you mean about the bad days multiplying. I find that if I go one day without tracking/paying attention to what I eat, it easily turns into a week. We just have to keep on guard, and when we don't, forgive ourselves and move forward.
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THESHELBSTER 8/29/2012 9:57PM

    Love you. :0) You know how I feel. True success is getting back on the horse when you fall off and you do that repeatedly so yay for you!

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JESSICA_STULTZ 8/28/2012 1:14PM

    Don't let a couple days get you down! That just means you need to give yourself a push in the right direction. Success stories always help me. I've read most of them SP has on here.. so I google weight loss success stories. It helps to read stories of people who struggled like me. Usually if I can find someone who started above or near my weight it helps because I know they have felt the same sort of struggles and succeeded so I can too. Today is a new day so it's time for you to get back to kicking butt at losing weight! :)

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MEGS4148 8/28/2012 12:20PM

    The bad days are just as much a part of the journey as the good days. Good job on acknowledging where you went wrong and working to correct it.

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IMSOOZEEQ 8/28/2012 12:15AM

    Steph! I was right there with ya. It wasn't lasagna and garlic toast but I had other stuff.

You are right about blogging the good and the bad. It makes a difference and it keeps us accountable not just in the good days.

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CARMENB66 8/27/2012 7:24PM

    You should be proud at your progress and good for you for not allowing those two days to turn into three and so on. Keep up the great work!!!!!

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GUNNSGIRL91303 8/27/2012 7:19PM

    emoticon Makes you feel great when people notice your hard work paying off!
We all have bad days, for me they are usually more like bad weeks. We just move forward and do our best. Overall you've done emoticon and in the big picture 2 days don't mean much at all.


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TRACY31502 8/27/2012 6:18PM

    Yep girl those 2 days are behind you! Have a fantastic week girl! You got this!

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SCARJOWANNABE 8/27/2012 11:27AM

    Stay strong, you can do this!

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TEKRU1 8/27/2012 11:18AM

    Woo-Hoo! Enjoy the compliments - you've earned them! And don't be so hard on yourself for failing - you are realizing that heavy junky food makes you feel bad -and you've pulled yourself out of two days of off track eaitng. Remember how GOOD you can feel when you fuel your body right and it WILL get easier to make the right choices, even at fast food joints and those treacherous office pot lucks! emoticon

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22CHUNKY 8/27/2012 9:52AM

    I can sooooo relate to your "caving/craving" experience. I, too, had a "not so good" weekend. When I fixed homemade chicken salad with LOTS of mayo and sour cream, breakfast casserole, pear cobbler, I really messed up. To top that off my little daughter-in-law baked BROWNIES!!! Chocolate is a definite downfall to me.

However, one weekend will NOT destroy my mindset or set me back on my mission
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I will not deny how delicious any of my indulgencies were. But, now back to the goal at hand.

I do not want to "find" that which I have "lost.

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BETHIEBOOPS 8/27/2012 8:48AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Woohoo on the compliments! I'm so excited with you! :) You've done a GREAT job and deserve the extra attention!

I'm sorry to hear of your bad days too. Saturday/Sunday were pretty crappy for me too- I went a lot overboard on increasing calories and made BAD choices. I'm suffering today. Won't lie. It sucks.

Way to pick up on the bad and make the rest of the days awesome. 2 days won't derail you- nothing but potholes to navigate around.

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CHICAT63 8/27/2012 6:23AM

    Yeah that people are noticing, good for you !!!! emoticon We all have our good days and our bad, today a new day, a new week.... emoticon

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BABBINA 8/27/2012 2:02AM

    Yr doing the right thing. So keep on keeping on. When u reflect back on these blogs, you'll see how far along you've came, reminisce and laugh along so...

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JACOBSBELOVED 8/27/2012 1:41AM

    It's too bad you can't be excited with your co-workers. Unfortunately they have made themselves untrustworthy and snarky.

I'm glad you blog about the bad days as well as the good days. You're being honest with yourself and with us, and personally find that kind of freeing when I'm open.

There's always tomorrow because tomorrow is a clean slate. You can leave your bad days behind and focus on the good that you can do in the next few days. Just take it one day at a time and it doesn't seem so daunting. :)



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ANGELWENDYMAMA 8/27/2012 1:35AM

    emoticon It is awesome when people start noticing!!

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SHRINK_U 8/27/2012 12:56AM

    That had to feel good having your hard work noticed :) I had some no bueno days food wise this past week, too. So happy that you had a good day and are determined to make it a great week!!!!!

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LINDSEYKRISTEN 8/27/2012 12:42AM

    I love the feeling when someone finally notices, lol. So hurray for that!

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SLUNDQUIS 8/27/2012 12:39AM

    Keep on going!

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Yay Me! (Letter to self and nsv's)

Friday, August 24, 2012

Hey Pretty Lady,
Stop looking around, I'm talking to you, yes you! Don't be alarmed, I know the last letter I wrote to you may have been a tad harsh, but you really needed to hear it. Someone needed to tell you to get a grip, and that you did!

Can you believe you are doing this? I looked back at your records, and you have been doing this 5 months now. Yes 5. I know what you are thinking, you are thinking about how the first month you weren't really serious yet. You weren't even able to step away from the fast food. You still ate it but tracked it and tried to make "better choices". But you and I both know even the "better choices" at fast food places aren't good choices. You no longer go out and get fast food, and only indulge when planned with friends or family.

You no longer say "I am not exercising when I work, a 12 hour shift is too much to fit in anything extra like exercise". Instead you utilize your break to take your walks at work. Yay!

You always bring your meals to work so you aren't tempted to order whatever awesomely greasy thing everyone else is. Yay!

I know you aren't seeing numbers drop very drastically on the scale right now, so I think you need some Non Scale Victories for a little pick me up!

emoticon You can paint you toe nails. Your stomachs are no longer blocking you so much that painting your toes is not an option, you are rocking some pink toes as we speak.

emoticon You walked 5 consecutive miles with Walk Away The Pounds. You, the girl that could barely make it up 10 stairs without getting winded.

emoticon You did Sweatin To The Oldies last night, you hadn't done it in YEARS. In fact the last time you did it you were at an even LOWER weight and would struggle to finish it. But last night you did it with flying colors, in fact it was "too easy".

emoticon One of your BFF's could not stop telling you how fabulous you looked the last time she saw you, people are definitely starting to notice!

emoticon You consistently listen to your body and only eat when you are hungry, no longer because you are bored, tired, stressed etc.

emoticon You have turned down cupcake after donut after cheesecake at work and it is getting so easy to say no. Booyah!

I know I can be really hard on you sometimes, and I am working on not beating you up as much anymore. But you know I will still have to call you out on your BS if it comes down to it. Not to be mean, but I just want to see you succeed! You are so close to Onederland you can taste it (tastes like chocolate;)... don't lose focus of what you want so badly. I know you don't like to get too mushy, but you need to work on celebrating hard work and success instead of just beating yourself up for the mistakes.

XoXo,
Your inner skinny girl

  
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PURPLEPEONY 8/31/2012 11:37PM

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SHINYZALATA 8/28/2012 1:12PM

    u r amazing indded :)

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GEMINIGEM6 8/27/2012 12:20AM

    Awww. I love this! And congrats also! You should be so proud of yourself!

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JACOBSBELOVED 8/25/2012 2:49PM

    Yes! I love the non-scale victories! We can't always measure our success based on the scale and I'm glad you realized there are other ways to note progress.

Keep it up, girl! As you always say, "WE ARE DOING THIS!!!" Right now, we are doing it and we will continue to do it until we reach our goals.

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THESHELBSTER 8/24/2012 8:51PM

    Loved this blog! You are so awesome! This was so great to read. It made me happy. You have come such a long way!

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BOREDIMSO 8/24/2012 6:21PM

    Awesome Awesome Awesome!! What a great idea to write something to yourself.

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SHRINK_U 8/24/2012 4:05PM

    Aww -- I love this :) I have been adding Sweatin to the Oldies into my workouts, too.. yay! ONEderland.. here you come!

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BETHIEBOOPS 8/24/2012 3:51PM

    EEP! Love this! You are doing so incredibly great! I love that you aren't afraid to tell it like it is, but with love :)

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SCARJOWANNABE 8/24/2012 12:34PM

    Wow, those are some amazing NSVs!

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CHICAT63 8/24/2012 12:25PM

    This awesome, happy for you !!!!! You are rocking this & then some Onderland will be here soon enough:) emoticon

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LAHUDSONCHEF 8/24/2012 11:30AM

    Very encouraging! Thanks for writing this, my inner skinny girl is cheering! emoticon

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ZELDABEE 8/24/2012 9:14AM

    loved this :) your doing so great and I am so proud of you!

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ALICIALYNNE 8/24/2012 8:00AM

    YES YES YES! What a wonderful blog post!
Keep on rocking!

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TRACY31502 8/24/2012 7:42AM

    love this!!!! great letter to self pretty lady!!! have a happy Friday!

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OLIVIANIGHT 8/24/2012 5:26AM

    Aw that's lovely! And definitely emoticon for so many NSVs!

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IMSOOZEEQ 8/24/2012 3:23AM

    Steph, that was fantastical! I love it! These letters are so positive but yet there is the reminder that somwtimes a butt kicking is needed to get moving!

You got this! emoticon emoticon

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