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Can I believe this?? 25 pounds!!

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Okay, so *technically* the scale said 320.9, but I am giving myself the liberty of taking off that .9 and saying I've lost, as of last night, 25 pounds! Oh my goodness. This is wow wow wow.

Let me tell you that I have never, ever, ever done this before, not like this.

** I have never stayed with a diet (or whatever) this long
** I have never lost this amount of weight without being on a plan like Diet Center, Nutrisystem, etc. In other words, I have never done it where I've mostly made my own meals like I do now.
** I have never kept at an exercise plan this long.
** I have never not given up.

Look at me -- it's been 5 months and 7 days since I started this. Yeah, I'm tooting my horn here, but I'm allowed I think! ;-)

Anyway, I am at my lowest point since I do not know when. I weighed 316 the day I went into the hospital with my 11 year old; that is the lowest I recall. Obviously after having him I had to have been less (I gained about 20# during the pregnancy), but I don't remember. So 316 is my marker -- and I am 4# away from that.

I have had ups and downs and plateaus where I hung out for awhile,
but overall I am staying on the downward trend and I am freaking
proud of myself. I hope to be a minimum of 5# less than that by July
12 (my next Rick concert LOL), but I'll shoot for 10 less.

Look at me!!!! :-D :-D :-D :-D

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NANCY-GIRL 6/9/2007 2:55PM

    Look at you!! You look great! Congrats on 25 lbs!! (who cares what's on the right side of the decimal point, anyway?) Keep up the good work! Woo-hoo! :-D

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I don't want anyone to think I've given up!

Sunday, June 03, 2007

I'm sporadically tracking my food intake, though I do try to always put my exercise in even if I haven't entered the food. I figure I need to learn to eat properly without always writing it down, so some days I slack. Maybe that's bad, but I'm trying.

I just had 2 of my favorite wraps for dinner, and now I'm wishing I'd only had one. They are a lot more filling than I think they are. I hadn't eaten much today, so I thought "Well, I'll have 2 wraps for dinner". Not necessary!

I'm hoping to really steam ahead this month, and enter the teens on the scale. :-)

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    Yeah, in a way. I am trying to eat higher fiber so am focusing on "good" carbs in doing so. Still trying to limit my regular breads, etc.

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    Are you still focusing on a low carb diet?

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That said....

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

....I REALLY REALLY REALLY would like a bagel spread with Philadelphia Cheesecake filling!!

I'm resisting, but oy!


Switching it up a little

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

I slacked for about a week on my calorie counting. I think I am tired of it after doing so since, I decided to count carbs for awhile. LOL Still counting stuff, but just watching something different. I know from past experience that limiting my carb intake works well for me, and I need to kick the weight loss machine into gear. I have been stagnant for awhile, and that has to stop!

My initial plan was to follow South Beach for awhile, but what I chose to do instead was find a recommended carb range and go from there. What I found on suggested 30-40 grams each day, which while higher than what SB or Atkins might start at, is significantly *lower* than what I had been eating. For instance, on April 17th I ate 235 grams of carbs; yesterday was 40. Big drop!

Yesterday was my first day, and there were some challenges! I made it through pretty good though, and of course since my food tracker automatically tracks calories, I can see how I did there even though my main focus is on carbs. The fat was higher than I'd have liked it to be; that will be something to work on too, but I'll get it figured out.

I discovered Southwestern Egg Beaters at the store yesterday morning; yummy!! We are into warm weather at last, and so the iced tea season has also begun. Makes it easier to get my water intake where it needs to be (as evidenced by my running to the bathroom every hour!)

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JIJJI1313 5/9/2007 3:21PM

    Hey! Cutting carbs works very well to loose weight specially if you have a lot to loose.... but beware that if you excersise intense you may not be able to as your body needs carbs to excersise properly. If you dont have more than 50 pounds to loose I would reccomend that you choose the right carbs instead of cutting them too low. I eat 30% of my total calories in carbs. Yet, I limit myself to one fruit a day, several whole grain servings, non-fat yogurt, veggies, and salad. It is important to learn how to eat right. My children eat what I eat! It's healthy and good to improve body composition! Good luck on your goals! :)

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Made it through that "time of the month"

Monday, April 02, 2007

Yay, I made it through without any (or much) damage. I am "up" 4/10 of a pound, and that is not bad at ALL considering I said "screw it" and didn't really track my food and kind of ate what I wanted. But even being "bad" wasn't as bad as it used to be. No more downing half a dozen donuts or half a bag of candy. Nope.

I took my neck, waist, and hip measurements for the first time today. I wonder how often I should re-check those; once a month? I think that's what I'll go with for now.


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