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What a "before" picture!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

I decided to be brave enough to post a before picture. Of course, this was BEFORE I actually took the picture. So, I take the picture, and then, I look at the first impulse was to then delete the picture!

Thoughts circled through my head about using it as motivation, ummmm using it as motivation.....ummmm, using it as motivation....nothing else comes to mind.

I didn't really think I had the courage to post it. But then I realized something..the funny thing is, people see me like that every day!! Why shouldn't I post it!! Funny about how we think. It's not as though people don't see me like this cause I don't post the picture!! I look the same way today regardless!

So, I'm posting the picture and I will use it as motivation. I never thought posting a picture would bring such angina!! (kidding)

Another small accomplishment - seeing me the way I really physically am, not the way I tell myself I am!

One more thing....after all of this courage and strength to post the picture, I can't find the USB cable for the camera to upload the photo!! LOL Give me a minute...


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TEMPEST272002 6/16/2011 9:05PM

    Find the cable, post the picture! I remember taking my "befores" - when I looked at the pictures, I had a physical reaction. My heart started racing, I started shaking. It was crazy.... boy, I'm sure glad I have that picture now. One day - soon! - you'll be glad too.

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NIKKI13074 6/16/2011 8:26PM

  Lol....Loved this blog. I avoid cameras for the same reason. I don't even have pictures of me with the kids because i always "look" so fat. Dah, I am fat. I really appreciated reading this blog and totally relating. I just am not ready to admit that I am the fat person in the photo.

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One more small accomplishment

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

I realized that when I read the motivational stories of others, I'm actually motivated!! Wow! Rocket science!! :-)

So one more small accomplishment is to read someone's success story each day. I'm sure I'll be writing my own soon!

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ROSENJ1965 6/15/2011 8:41PM

    Agreed. Looking forward to reading YOUR motivational success stories!

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FINALLYBEINGME 6/15/2011 10:40AM

    Love this - definitely an aha :) emoticon

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FITNESSMONSTER8 6/15/2011 10:39AM

    Me too I always get goose bumps when I read a good motivational story.

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Nutrition Tracker

Monday, June 13, 2011

I really am getting used to how to use the nutrition tracker. I noticed that even on days when I have a low calorie count, I have a high fat content. I'm going to make a personal goal for week 5. This week I will stay under my fat allotment. I'll see what the results are on weigh in Friday.

After a bad Saturday of eating out all day, I need to make more food at home. I need to find time to do that. OK another personal goal on the way to little accomplishments.

Thanks sparkers for your motivational stories. They help keep me on track!

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TMCLEOD4 6/13/2011 12:50PM

    I've been noticing how much sodium I'm taking in. It's a huge shocker for me. I love that all of this is tracked for me. Every other time I've dieted, I've concerned myself with calories and fat intake only.
My goal for this week is to stay within the SP sodium recommendations.
I, too, need to start cooking more.

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CJYOUCANDOIT 6/13/2011 11:39AM

    I find the nutritional tracker Very informative. In fact I just added more vitamins and fiber to the tracker so I can see how I am doing with that. Tracking is key and it is great to have that feed back from it. Good Luck!

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FITWITHIN 6/13/2011 11:21AM

    I love this feature on Sparkpeople. Keep on tracking!

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Today starts week 4

Friday, June 10, 2011

I'm starting the week of f on a good note. I lost 2 more pounds. I think it could have been more, but I didn't drink my water quota yesterday. Too busy outside and away from an easily accessible bathroom!! LOL

I didn't Zumba yesterday either!! I missed it! I can't believe I'm beginning to miss not working out. I want to dust off my gym membership and head back to add strength training again. Unbelievable! All of this at week four.

Can't wait to see where I am at week 8!

Thanks for "listening" to my rants.

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*MADHU* 6/13/2011 10:36AM

    emoticonon the 2lbs lost!

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Looking forward to Friday

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Friday starts week 4. Not 4A. Why not? Because I've never made it to week 4 before. This is a first. I'm proud of myself. I'm proud because I have done Zumba like I promised myself I would and I stayed on schedule.

I'm proud that I can look in the mirror and like what I see. I don't see that much of an outside change, but I see an inside change. I can see determination, courage, and willingness continuing to build.

I can deal with that until I see a more pronounced change on the outside.

Again, here is to little accomplishments.

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_TIGERBUTTERFLY 6/8/2011 11:23PM

    You go GURL!!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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