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Thursday, July 07, 2011

Booked my consultation for LASIK! on June 23, 2011. Which means the surgery will probably be soon after that. OMGs so excited but nervous. I'm finally doing this! I probably won't have enough saved up.. My SO is matching my amount that I save. So whatever I save I'll have double of. How nice! But still will only end up with $1,400.00 ... but we can finance so I can probably just give them that and finance the rest. No worries.

Okay! about my healthy lifestyle! I lost track a bit yesterday, was the only day I didn't work out. I was tired, I stayed within my calorie range so it shouldn't be too bad. I will double it tonight! I can do this, think positive.

Up-To Birthday Goals
emoticon I want to fit into a size 10 by my birthday which is mid-September (I am currently 14 but a loose 14)
emoticon I want to not have to wear glasses any more!
emoticon I want to have 1 thousand paid off to my dad!
emoticon I want to learn 5 new recipes!
emoticon I want to be around 200 pounds!

I can do this! 3 sizes to go, over 2 months to do it, 20 pounds to lose. Bring on the challenge because I'm not intimidated!

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ELVENBEAUTY18 7/7/2011 9:44AM

    emoticon I love your challenge and you can do it!

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Wednesday, July 06, 2011

This is pretty much just an appreciation blog, telling all of you that have left me comments, posted on my wall, given me suggestions in the forums ... how much I appreciate all the help, support and positive attitudes. I wouldn't be able to do this if I didn't have you guys there pushing me to success.


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MEGSFITNESS 7/6/2011 11:49PM

    awe :) Glad you're loving it.

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CHEFKATLEANER 7/6/2011 11:08PM

    Isn't the support here wonderful?! :D I'm amazed each and every day how people I've never met will stop by and say exactly what I need to hear.

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Tuesday, July 05, 2011

I gained a pound, I've been eating a bit of sugar each day because I bought a pack of candy when I went to the movies last week and eat a few everyday and I feel like I've been gaining weight because of it... I'm still working out everyday.. another frustrating day it seems like. I just want to get out of the obese category and hit overweight.. I'm 1.48 BMI over. I think I have to up my exercise! 1 hour tonight, mostly jogging and lifting weights to get rid of my stupid arm flab. Ew.

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TAMMYJINKS 7/6/2011 3:14PM

    Don't worry about the small weight gain. You will gain weight as your muscles grow. You're doing great!

Eating a little bit of candy each day is not a bad thing, just make room for it in your calorie budget and you track it like all the other food you eat. I allow myself what I really want each day, in small doses. It keeps you from going insane and going on a binge because I "can't" have it.


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MSAZLADY82 7/5/2011 5:57PM

    Girl, I had a 1.3 lb weight gain! But, we all know weight fluctuates. I'm actually gonna say, you should totally read my blog today. I feel your pain, but just know that it's more in our heads than on our thighs. Feel better!!!

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WCALDER 7/5/2011 1:22PM

    Remember there is more to it than just weight. 1lb could easily be water weight (1 pint of water weighs roughly 1 lb btw). You are in it for the long haul, don't get fixated on the bumps in the road. Calories in, Calories out. Just make sure you do enough exercise for each of those candies, and you'll trend the right way in the end!

If you are putting on muscle, that may change the equation a little, but remember that muscle will burn more calories per day than that other icky stuff :)

Just keep moving!

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TANNERZ 7/5/2011 1:08PM

    Thanks for the encouragement, it just gets so stressful how slow this process is and the fluctuating.. grr!!

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SMG416 7/5/2011 1:04PM

    Just breathe girl! I believe that you can do this. Just keep repeating it. I do that when I cant stand another minute of cardio. It helps!!

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TANNERZ 7/5/2011 10:06AM

    You guys really help when I need a boost :)

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GEWALKER 7/5/2011 9:51AM

    You could just be shifting to muscle mass. Muscle is a good bit heavier than fat for the same volume. Also, a pound is as likely as not to be water variation. Hang in there!

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KAKAKALI4 7/5/2011 8:28AM

    Hang in there! Your weight will change day to day .. but it is the overall changes that matter! At least that is what I keep on telling myself! Although, I moved all weekend, I didn't catagorize any of it as Fitness minutes .. so if you are working out everyday! You are doing awesome! Hang in there .. I am with you .. I want a healthy BMI, and for my knees to love me again!

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Monday, July 04, 2011

I get it all the time, almost every week really.
"Your eyes are too beautiful to hide behind glasses."
I could get contacts but I find them ridiculously uncomfortable to wear.
I have already begun saving for Lasik. I get paid weekly so out of two pays I have put $182 a side for the procedure... I'm not sure how much it is but I estimated at approximately $1,500.00 even though they say could be as low as $490 an eye, I don't see that being realistic and I think it only applies to those with almost perfect vision to begin with and boy am I far from having perfect vision!
I think the $1,500.00 can be easily achieved by Mid-September near my birthday. So that will be a nice gift for myself :) I wish it was sooner because my glasses are already broken but I guess I will have to live with gluing the middle together.

and now to continue another week of healthy eating and moderate exercise! Hope everyone has a great week!


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TANNERZ 7/4/2011 3:39PM

    You aren't old! 45 old? please. I'm sure you can check it out. It isn't that expensive.. I usually end up spending 300 every few years on glasses and contacts then $20 for every bottle of solution.. it adds up. Definitely cheaper to do this I think.

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SPARKLISE 7/4/2011 2:03PM

    Lately, I had been thinking of having it done also, but i feel that i'm too old now since i'll be needing glasses for up close in a few years anyway! emoticon
Doing a great job on the weight loss! emoticon emoticon

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TANNERZ 7/4/2011 11:20AM

    Sunflower, how much did you pay for it if you don't mind me asking? I have astigmatism so I'm not sure if that raises the price or not.

Kitkat; How come you haven't got it done yet?

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SUNFLOWERGAL40 7/4/2011 11:04AM

    Good for you for saving up to do something for yourself! My vision was horrible. I paid extra to get the thin lenses on glasses and they still looked thick to me! I had lasik in 2003 and it was one of the best decisions I have ever made! I had better than 20/20 vision the next day and still do 8 years later! Keep saving! It is worth it! emoticon

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KITKATSGRACE 7/4/2011 10:59AM

    I have been wanting to get Lasik done too! Congratulations on being able to save for the procedure!!!

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Sunday, July 03, 2011

Down to 222 pounds from 233. Which is quite an achievement! Only 12 more pounds this month to reach my goal. But I will be happy with losing 8 no problem.
I will be taking my progress picture soon to see if anything has changed. Last week I managed to get 1470 calories burned by exercise. This week I will try to aim for 1500. Even though my original goal was 1200. I've already shown myself I can pass that :)
People have been apparently noticing! This is great, I feel so good. I can't wait to be under 200 pounds. :D

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CHEFKATLEANER 7/4/2011 11:59PM

    You are kicking butt and taking names! :D You will be in Onederland soon!

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