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2 days of good eating and H2O & I feel GREAT!

Friday, May 25, 2012

So I pee a ton.

So I got a leg cramp this morning trying to stop the cat from leaving me a fur ball present on the carpet.

So I am the mother of a SOPHOMORE as of this afternoon.


I am so proud of my food and water tracking. And the fact that I have kept my 10min a day promise of exercise.

I know it's crazy--but I feel thin today.

I'll take that feeling. And I'll RUN with it!!!

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Why is it that calorie counting brings out the toddler in me?

Wednesday, May 23, 2012



I don't wanna!

That's how I feel about limiting my calories.

But like a toddler, sometimes I gotta do things I don't wanna, for my own good!

Now, off I go to make a grocery list with loads of yummy, low calorie, low fat, items to fit into my food plan for the week....

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LUCYGODDESS 5/23/2012 12:37PM

    I think it takes between 20 something and 30 days to make something a habit. Keep up with the low calorie, low fat and eventually you won't miss the other stuff very often.

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What I need to pack for The Journey (of weight loss)

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Okay, I've been on this journey quite a while. And here I am back at the beginning. But each time I am here, I find I have new insights as to what I need.

Someone wished me luck on the journey. Is luck what I need? Sometimes.

Feel free to add to the list but so far here's what I know I need:

-Strength and flexibility. Steadiness in the face of temptation, forgiveness in the event of deviation, quickness in getting back on the path.

-Good pair of shoes. This journey requires lots of movement: at any given time.

-Water Bottle. At all Times!

-Quick, Firm, (but Kind), disciplinary action. No mistake is truly a mistake if one learns from it.

-Goals. Written, vocalized. Long and short-term.

-Rewards. Big and small. Every week.

-Pen and paper or access to a computer. If it goes in my mouth, it gets tracked.

-Friends. To encourage, and hold me accountable.

-Plans. Ready knowledge in my brain for wrenches in the plans. But a plan for what to eat and when/how to move everyday.

-Lessons learned. Do not forget the past. Do not forget the good and the bad feelings. Do not let one moment build into a vicious cycle.

-"You Can Do It" Attitude. "You deserve It" Attitude. "Never Quit" Attitude.

-Reflection. Time to think/process either what is about to happen or what has already transpired.

-Prayer. God. I swear, His strength and encouragement work for me.

What else?????????????

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DIXIED88 5/22/2012 1:57PM

    Adventure! Life's adventures are what make life worth living. emoticon

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JAVADOO 5/22/2012 1:40PM

  I found I need an "Identity Check". Five years ago when I lost 50 lbs, I had an identity crisis because I didn't understand myself if I wasn't constantly fretting about how overweight I was. So I put the weight back on so I felt at home in my own skin again. Took me a while to figure that one out but it will serve me on my new path to health, fitness, and weight loss.

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25lbs lost. 25lbs gained back

Monday, May 21, 2012

I have done the work. I have had some amazing moments. I lost 25 pounds! But all that equated to was ONE lousy size in clothes. I could not imagine having to lose 25 more to get down another size. I could not bring myself to care anymore. Why bother?

But now I feel like crap again. My knees hurt. My back aches. My body rejects my every effort to move more. Pain is a daily occurrence. My body HATES this 25 pounds! No matter what size my clothes say--my body does not like the weight!

I have to pick myself up. I have to keep my head and heart in the game. I have to get this weight off my body. I have to stop stressing about what that looks like. I have to concentrate on what it feels like.

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JLITT62 5/22/2012 5:07AM

    Did you take before & after photos? Doesn't matter what the number on your clothes are, you WILL see big changes with 25 lbs gone!

And vanity sizing . . . I have clothes in about 5 different sizes that all fit! Fir get the number, it's about how you look & feel.

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TERRIMMIX 5/21/2012 9:21PM

    Not sure what size you were before you lost the 25 lbs, but the plus sizes are farther apart in weight than the regular sizes. I want to say it was 25 lbs apart above size 18 and 10 to 15 lbs apart sizes less than 18. You can look it up on the net and see exactly, but it does get better the lower you go. You can do it. You've already done it and now you know what to do so this time around will be easier. Hang in there.

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BEAUTIFUL_REINA 5/21/2012 5:39PM

    hmm I feel you! I know how discouraging that is and its so much work to lose that much weight! But try this, put 25 lbs worth of food in a one of those re-usable bags from the grocery store, like a couple of 10 lb bags of sugar and a 5 lb bag of potatoes. Do a couple of curls with it. Pick it up and set it down. It isn't like picking up your kid but it has heft, it has some weight to it. Thats what you aren't carrying around anymore. And your heart is stronger and you are just a little healthier..don't give up, you are doing everything that you can to take the best possible care of yourself, inside and out. I have 100 lbs to lose, and so far only 5 lbs down but we will get there! Just keep taking little steps and you will get there.

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XFITSTRONG 5/21/2012 5:31PM

    I am in the midsts of this right now. Gained 15 lbs in 6 weeks. It is so hard to turn it around.... but we got to. We can do it!

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SUZBOISANNE 5/21/2012 5:30PM

    I'm sorry you're hurting... It's discouraging to gain the weight back. Now that 25lbs seems great... and it was. That would be motivational you would think. Did you not feel better with the lost weight? And the thing is pounds lost is not the only measurement. It IS how you feel. Ease of movement, higher energy. less pain, healthier on the inside, not putting the extra stress on your body. Many benefits to consider, those are just a few. The good news is you have already done it so you CAN do it again. Keep your eye on what it feels like as you mentioned. At 25lbs lost you will have momentum on your side too.... I will cheer you on as many others here will as well. Don't give up, read some success stories because you can succeed too. Best wishes, I'll add you as my friend and cheer you on like I said!! Suzanne


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JERSYGRL 5/21/2012 5:28PM

    Isn't it frustrating when the weight comes back on- and so quickly. Been there, done that and bought the tee shirts so many times the t shirts are overflowing. We are in good company. The past is the past, over, done. Time to look forward and to celebrate all that you do to lose the weight. Small steps, one day at a time, one meal at a time, one day's exercise at a time. You are worth it!!

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The jerks that live in my head...

Sunday, May 20, 2012

I'm sad. I'm fat. I'm in Cincinnati.

I'm so heavy. In body and spirit.

I am so sick of being FAT! Yet I am also sick of trying so freaking hard to change my body, size, shape, weight, habits, mind.

I want a do-over. I want to go back in time and LOVE the girl I was. That girl was thin. That girl was beautiful. That girl had no idea.

This girl (woman) aches for that girl because she thought she was fat. She thought she was undesirable. She thought television was the the only way a girl was measured. That sickeningly skinny was the right way to exist.

This girl is beginning to realize that she hasn't been living the words she has told her daughter time and time again. "You are beautiful, just the way you are. Women come in all shapes and sizes and that is a very good thing."

I can say those words. I can think they are true: For others. They somehow do not apply to me. I am the only woman ugly for her size.

Does the battle ever really end? Will I ever be happy, satisfied, content, proud? Will I ever have a day when I feel great and do not even think for one second about food, exercise, appearance?

I could write a book about healthy living. I "get" what I am supposed to do. I even do it. For a while...

The inner demons never seem to stop. There is always a new voice popping in to speak mean words, to entice me to the dark side, to paralyze me. There seems to be an infinite supply of evil in my brain.

I kick the voices out. I swear. But they are crafty and they sneak back in. They lie in wait. Sneaky little opportunists. I hate them!

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IRIE_KEY 5/22/2012 1:19PM

    We all fight those words and sometimes they win, sometimes they lose - sounds like today they lost and you won for being brave.

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JERSYGRL 5/21/2012 5:34PM

    It really is the battle of the bulge. One can not take care of anyone unless one takes care of themselves first. Great advice by JLitt62.

Weight loss is a long journey. Enjoying the journey makes it easier for me. No guilt just lessons learned. No overeating just unplanned eating. Logging my food daily really helps me.

No one can make you ugly, however, you will feel better and be healthier if you jump back onto the journey wagon.


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JLITT62 5/21/2012 4:47AM

    It IS hard & it never really gets easier. But you FEEL so much better when you do tbe hard work, I promise.

And yes, it all starts with loving yourself - loving yourself enough so that you're willing to work hard because you realize that you're worth it - just the way you are.

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