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Determined to make March *my* month!

Saturday, March 06, 2010

This comes a few days late, as I just got back from a trip to Vegas to see my Grandma. I had a blast, and over 4 days we ate out for 2 meals, as opposed to the normal 4-7 meals out. I know weight takes a little while to show up... so I'm not positive about the damage. As of right now I haven't gained any, but who knows what plans to show it's ugly face in the next couple of days!;) My goals for the rest of this month are all routine based. Once I get into a routine, I do well... but GETTING INTO the routine is always hard for me. I am not going to focus on losing a certain number of pounds, but instead the following little goals.

In March I want to...

*Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day.

*Track my calories on sparkpeople.com at least 5 days a week (ideally 7, but sometimes I forget)

*Do at least 1 mile per day using my Walk Away The Pounds DVD's.

*Take fish oil tablets daily. I've been told that those are good for you, I'm only putting this on here because it is another thing to help me get into a 'routine' mind set.

*Not eat any fast food the rest of the month. I had some delcious food in Vegas, but now it's time to get down to business. This is going to be the hardest one for me... usually during a work week I can *resist* ordering food 3/4 days. I always end up cracking about once a week. I know once a week isn't a big deal, but for me... I have it once... and then I want it again the next day.. and the next.. and well.. you see where this is going;)

I know that I'm only human, and mistakes are going to be made... but I just want to develop a routine. I really think of I can pull this off during the month of March, it will set the tone for April:)

  
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SHOZZIE 3/6/2010 8:29AM

    You can do it!!!

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Time are a changin...;)

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Went out to dinner with the family tonight... for appetizers they had buffalo wings.. I ate a celery stick and two of the carrot sticks that were on the side. I ordered a chicken salad... the kicker though? I didn't even eat half my salad before I was full. Took the rest home. This is coming from the girl who could go out to eat, order salad before the meal, eat a burger and fries and half a dessert... Afterwards my uncle went to this bakery to pick up cupcakes for a friend for their birthday. The cupcakes looked amazing, they were big and fancy, they even had a peanut butter cup one that looked to die for! My brother said he would split one with me if I want back to the house with them.. instead I just said nah I'd rather just go home cuz I had some cleaning and stuff to do. I figured I had done the right thing by having salad, why blow it on a cupcake? I know motivation and resisting temptation is easier some days and harder other days... but I at least know that it *can* be done. I haven't felt like I could really do this in a long time... I'm glad to have that feeling back:)

  
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WEIGHTING4BABY 2/27/2010 5:20PM

    i like it:)

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The Scale Says What?

Friday, February 26, 2010

This is by no means any great accomplishment... but it comes down to this. I would say for the entire month of February, while partially dragging my feet, I could not get under 255 pounds. I think that is part of the reason I started to lose so much motivation. I just could not understand why my body had to be so stubborn. Well this morning I had a pleasant surprise when I see the scale show a number of 253! I am just so relieved that it has finally gotten past the dreaded 255! This has given me a new "spark" under my butt, and is making me want to keep doing what I have been doing *and* kick it up a notch. I have been kind of skating by, and modifying certain behaviors, but not doing everything as consistently as I should. I can't wait to break the 250 barrier now. It's so on;)

  
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CARLA393 2/26/2010 4:12PM

    That's so great! The numbers are huge motivators sometimes!

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WEIGHTING4BABY 2/26/2010 5:21AM

    YAY! it's on!!!

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CODYJO2009 2/26/2010 3:17AM

    Great job!

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PEACHPA 2/26/2010 2:40AM

    YAY! GOODJOB! I love this site, we can all relate to each other. Great work keep it up! emoticon

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MNABOY 2/26/2010 12:58AM

    Congratulations, keep at it


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RUSTBUCKET1 2/26/2010 12:37AM

    Keep up the great work and it will pay off! emoticon

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MITIME4ME 2/26/2010 12:36AM

    Congratulations! emoticon

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All Talk And No Action...

Friday, February 19, 2010

I'd say that pretty much sums up how I've been for most of the month of February. No excuses, just pure laziness. I know I've been in a funk since my birthday... and I think it was just one of those things where I was wondering what life has in store for me. I really want to have a family some day... and even though I am in no rush... it is something sometimes I panic about. But the thing is, I am not even happy with myself, so there is no way I am going to put myself out there for someone else. I need to wait until I am put back together, and my confidence is back. I truly believe I *know* how to do this, and I understand this is something I have to work towards, but for whatever reason, I just stopped. The only thing I can think of is pure laziness. I started to think I wasn't exercising because I was feeling depressed... but now that I have exercised just two days in a row... I'm already feeling better. So maybe I was feeling depressed because I wasn't exercising. What a concept lol.

So no more talking... I've done enough of that over the past couple months it is time for action. 2 days down, a lifetime to go. I am going to visit my grandma from march 1st - march 4th... normally we would be out to eat all the time, gallavanting around town (she lives in Las Vegas mind you)... but this time will be different. I told her we can go out once, maybe even twice, but no more of this lunch and dinners OUT everyday. She is being so supportive, she is always my biggest cheerleader. She is working on losing weight herself, so I know she gets it. She even told me to bring my exercise DVD with me. Normally I would have the mentality of 'it's vacation, so I should be able to eat and do whatever I want', but this time is different. But enough of my rambling, hopefully from now on I will *do* what I know I need to do, and it will reflect in my weight loss ticker;)

  
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TIKITAMI 2/19/2010 10:32AM

   
It sounds like your grandmother is going to be a huge support for you. Enjoy your trip to Vegas, there is so much to do there besides eat as I'm sure you know.

I love your statement, 2 days down a lifetime to go. emoticon

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WEIGHTING4BABY 2/19/2010 8:15AM

    You get it girl. I know on my trip to texas with the company providing all the meals it is going to be ROUGH. But if you think about where you'll be in a year if you never do this it is SCARY. I dont want to be 300 lbs again!

On a side note, NO ONE is lazier than me. lol. I am so super lazy. If you can just make yourself do 10 - 20 minutes of cardio even when you don't want to, it will make a big difference. Please, if you need any help just ask!! :)

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I'm In Such A Funk LOL

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

I'm so far beyond funk, that funk isn't even the right word. It's all been downhill since my birthday. I turned 24, and I know that to most people (as I've heard from pretty much everyone) that is not a big deal at all. For whatever reason, I took it hard. I finally found a couple of friends who felt the same thing. I guess it is just mainly that I'm to the point of contemplating life, and how is it going to go. There is no more denying that I am an adult. It sounds weird, because I bought a condo last year, I have a great job... so I am very grownup in a lot of ways. I think I was more down because it seems most friends are married, or engaged or have kids, and I have none of that. But that was the start of my funk... then valentine's day coming up isn't helping. On top of it I haven't been able to sleep much in the past week and a half. I am at work now, surviving to try and stay up. I even am drinikng one of those disgusting energy drinks I hate, but it's not working. I get off at 5am this morning just to come back to work at 1pm. I hate Tuesdays!! Luckily I only have to do this every other week, but it's taking a toll on me. I can not wait until I get home at 10pm tomorrow night, and I can just sleep and hide from the world for 3 whole days... I'm hoping then I will be out of my funk. *SIGHS*

  
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WEIGHTING4BABY 2/9/2010 5:58AM

    it is SO hard to do this when you have a crazy schedule like that! Just collect yourself and try to put yourself on a schedule. Seriously, the beginning is the worst. if you can just get thru a 1 week streak you'll be so proud!:)

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STEPH-KNEE 2/9/2010 4:03AM

    Thanks guys! I'm just losing my marbles, but hopefully they roll back this way soon;)

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STMUELLER 2/9/2010 3:23AM

    I'm definitely 'funked out' too, though mine is more health issues at the moment. I feel your pain! And I hope that you can de-funk soon!!

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SHANNONC714 2/9/2010 12:58AM

    hope you get out of your funk soon! take care!!!

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