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Update! I m back... wasn't gone long tho lol

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Well I m back... Hum where to start ended up at 2 birthday party's at the first I didn't eat or drink anything and at the second even tho there was TONS of food that I normally would indulge in I did really good I ate all of 3 chips even stayed away from the cake and it was white, chocolate and strawberry cake all in one.. lol but one thing that helped out was that the party was out side and it was SUPER hot so way too hot to want to eat.. that and I was saving my calories for this little Italian restaurant that has Spinach alfredo thin crust pizza with mushrooms YUMMY So I had 2 big slices and 3 small stuffed mushrooms... (A weakness that I only indulge in about once every 3 to 4 months) With that being said I so went over on my calories! emoticon

After that I went swimming for almost an hour and a half. LOVE to swim!
Really enjoyed getting to see some of my family that I don't get to see very often! Had fun catching up!

Turns out going from the country to the city doesn't help when you have a sinus infection... go figure but no biggie it was worth it!! I will just take some more meds and eventually it has to go away lol
Also weight in is tomorrow,, but after this weekend's indulge and the fact that the TOM is approaching really fast I don't have high hopes. At this point I will be excited if it doesn't go up any lol
Anyways my friends good night and I will let you all know tomorrow!! emoticon

  
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LITTLEKIM4 8/30/2011 10:00PM

    Wow! You really showed a lot of restraint at the birthday parties! Even though you ate over your calories at the restaurant, at least you swam for an hour and a half. That must burn a lot of calories!

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CHANGING4ME49 8/29/2011 10:18AM

    Looks like you did very well with your plan. emoticon job!! Best wishes on the weigh in! Keep up the good work. emoticon

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SHERIO5 8/29/2011 8:39AM

    Sounds like you did extremely well with your healthy plan even with all the eating out temptations!

Good luck on your weigh-in!!

Sheri emoticon

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TRACYNOTGIVINUP 8/29/2011 1:16AM

    Good luck at weigh in and sounds like u had a great time!

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Goals,, almost done, feeling... not to hot,,, weekend plans

Friday, August 26, 2011

Okay so I have done MOST of my goals so far this week,,, have some left but the weeks not over yet... I might have over shot my goals alittle but at the time I did feel I could get it all in... only have 4 of the exercises left.. and have been in my calorie range but off the food plan alittle. Still having issues with my sodium intake.

Still not feeling 100%,, still having headaches, sinus problems, sick to my stomach feeling and feeling like I m starving at the same time... been alittle more tired than normal lately. I'm so ready to feel normal again SOON...

Anyways have a birthday party to go to tomorrow.. out of town so I m going to have to exercise my best judgment on what I eat and where. Fingers crossed lol... I know I will do my best! Atleast I get to see alot of my family that theses days I see about once every 6 months or so..

Other than that my official weight in day is Monday so we shall see!!

Best wishes to everyone for a Great & Safe Weekend!! emoticon

  
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TRACYNOTGIVINUP 8/27/2011 10:31PM

    hope your enjoying your weekend and you had a great time at the party. I also hope your feeling better, being sick is no fun.

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CHANGING4ME49 8/27/2011 10:04AM

    Hope you feel better soon! And also wish you a wonderful weekend, trip, party and all. Congrats on accomplishing MOST of your goals and wishing you the best on the rest of them!! emoticon

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LITTLEKIM4 8/26/2011 9:27PM

    I sure hope you feel better soon. It's no fun to be sick. I also hope you have fun at the birthday party! I'm sure you'll do fine.

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DANA564 8/26/2011 7:48PM

    Sorry you are still not feeling well but congrats on the goals. You are doing great! Have a great time with your family at the birthday party. I agree, fix a small plate and enjoy yourself!

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SHERIO5 8/26/2011 7:23PM

    Hope you have a wonderful time seeing family!

Good going on your goals!!
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WISDOM973 8/26/2011 3:38PM

    Enjoy the party this weekend. Fix a small plate of the offerings and stick to that! (Hope your sinuses clear up before you hit the road so you have have a wonderful weekend with your family and friends.

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Goals for this week

Monday, August 22, 2011

This weeks Goals:

emoticon atleast 5 16.9oz bottle's of water

emoticon do the kettlebell work out atleast twice this week

emoticon stationary bike atleast twice this week for 60 minutes at a time!

emoticon do my dumb bell workout atleast twice this week

emoticon emoticon do zumba or just dance 2 for atleast 30 minutes twice this week

emoticon stay on my food plan and in my calorie range!

And look for LOW sodium Recipes! Anyone has any please send me some or a link!! Thanks a bunch!!

And try and kick this sinus infection in the butt for good!!

So here's my goals! BEST of LUCK to Everyone and there goals this week!!!

WE CAN DO THIS!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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CHANGING4ME49 8/25/2011 10:21AM

    GREAT goals!! emoticon emoticon

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TRACYNOTGIVINUP 8/22/2011 3:00PM

    Love the weekly goals you are setting for yourself. I know for me setting them makes things seem more obtainable. I love having a checklist too! GREAT WORK with the weight loss, you are on your way!!! Keep up the fantastic work.

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CAROLYN_ROSE 8/22/2011 11:41AM

    Great goals!!!

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MALIAN1 8/22/2011 11:40AM

    Wow - you will be movin', movin', movin' this week. Great goals. You CAN do it!!!

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BBORDEN86 8/22/2011 11:36AM

    You are organized!! Excellent goals for Week 2. emoticon emoticon

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20 week challenge Weight in

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Okay so here's where I am ...

So I bought a new scale yesterday, so I would have a more accurate reading.

I weighted in today it says 341.6 Which is -8.4lbs

I know I worked out alot last week (at least an hour cardio 3 days a week and then strength 3 days), sweated my butt off lol Also ate right, drank a ton of water.
And yesterday out in the 109 degree heat must have helped even tho I went over my 1700 calorie by 600 calories yesterday. Anyways the good news is I finally have an scales that seems to work and will now be able to weight in every week!!
The bad news is I don't know exactly how much of the 8.4lbs loss was just this pass week,, because I was having to average out all the weights my old scale was giving me to have a Start weight. now I have an accurate start weight to go by from now on.
That will be so much more helpful... I did take my measure's the week after I first started on SP and then again exactly a month later. So I know atleast how many inches I have lost since the beginning. ( an over all total of 13 inches ) YAY ME!
So here's to Week 2 and knowing exactly where I stand! And what I have to do!!

Best of Luck to everyone! And Thanks for all the help you all have giving me!

  
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BBORDEN86 8/22/2011 11:13AM

    Wow!! Awesome first week for you! Awesome job on the NEW scale. I never got mine yesterday, but I will soon. If not, the one I have will just have to suffice.

emoticon Cheers (with water) to week 2! emoticon

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CHANGING4ME49 8/22/2011 7:57AM

    emoticon emoticon Congrats on the lbs and inches. Great job my friend!! Keep it up!! Week 2 is going to be emoticon.

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TARAFROMTX1 8/21/2011 11:30PM

    Thank you all for the comments!!! emoticon

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DANA48131 8/21/2011 6:42PM

    YAY!!! Great progress!!!

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LITTLEKIM4 8/21/2011 5:21PM

    I had a similar situation, where I bought a new scale shortly after starting SP. Anyway, it sounds like you are doing a tremendous job so far! Keep it up!

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WISDOM973 8/21/2011 2:20PM

    Congratulations on the inches and lost my friend!!!!!! Keep up the great work. It doesnt matter how much in the last weeks, it just matters that you are moving in the right direction.

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DANA564 8/21/2011 2:20PM

    emoticonYour hard work is paying off. Even though you do not know where you officially started, you know it is working. Keep it up!! emoticon

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MUGGLE_MOM 8/21/2011 1:34PM

    Whooo Hoooo!!!!
Having the right tools is always helpful. Congrats on the new scale.
Huge Kudos on your awesome week!
Keep it up!
I can't wait to celebrate Jan 1st!!!!

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MARGIE4230 8/21/2011 1:21PM

    emoticon That is just great .Now you can go by the weight the new scales tell you. Great job! Thanks for the blog.

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ANNISSAT 8/21/2011 1:18PM

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anyone else having this issue???

Friday, August 19, 2011

The issue in question..

Been working out,eating, drinking, and tracking it all like I m supose to. But here lately around about 3pm after working out and already having my lunch I start getting really TIRED, hungry,CRANKY, MEAN, & IRRITABLE big time and I hate getting like that. So does anyone else have this problem or know of something that might help?? emoticon

  
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TARAFROMTX1 8/20/2011 11:40AM

    Thank you very much to all of you for all the wonderful advice!! From now on that's what I m gonna do. Thanks for the help!! Its because of all you wonderful people that I am going to lose this weight! You all have been so helpful and I am Very GREATFUL! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MALIAN1 8/20/2011 10:57AM

    Sounds like a lot of good advice - hang in there!

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BBORDEN86 8/20/2011 10:11AM

    You are doing a great job. At least everyone is on the same page. Get a little snack in before you know your mood changes, at least it's happening at the same time so you can prevent it. Keep up the great work! First weigh-in tomorrow. Let's make it count.

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CHANGING4ME49 8/20/2011 9:39AM

    Sounds like low blood sugar which can happen to anyone at any age. Look at what you have been eating and make sure it's enough to get you through the day and your workouts. Try a healthy snack about 30-45 minutes prior to when you usually start feeling bad. Make sure it has carbs and protein. Hope this helps!! Keep working it!! emoticon

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WISDOM973 8/19/2011 8:05PM

    now I am no expert by any means, but are you getting enough nutrients to get you through your workout? you may be draining your food energy during your workout causing you to feel tired earlier than usual....
Just a thought

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TARAFROMTX1 8/19/2011 6:34PM

    Thank you all Very much!!!! I so apreciate all the advice! I tryed a Fiber One 90 calorie bar and I feel better headaches gone and I feel like I will make it to dinner. Still sleepy but that's okay. Thank you all!!!! emoticon

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OBNURSESHERRI 8/19/2011 6:26PM

    YES! I get very sleepy around 3-4. I sometimes eat a bowl of cereal. I also find this sleepiness increases a few days before my period starts. Even a snack can't ward off my tiredness then. :) Good luck and Great job!

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TRACYNOTGIVINUP 8/19/2011 5:49PM

    I agree with the snack idea. It sounds like u need a little more fuel to help u through. I like to have the fiber one bars or a string cheese or yogurt. Hope it helps.

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FIFIFRIZZLE 8/19/2011 5:38PM

    I'm proud of you, doing what you oughter. And looks like you are getting in touch with your hunger too. Two ideas, first, are you getting enough sleep? Would going to bed earlier change this for you? And second and perhaps most likely, are you getting enough protein in your lunch? Because protein keeps releasing into your blood stream for hours. I have a yoghurt around 3 pm, or a boiled egg or a piece of cheese, or maybe seven almonds if i dare start on almonds (so tempting to eat the whole pack at that stage)which keeps me going til dinner AND ALSO stops me from inhaling whatever I can lay my hands on from 3 pm on as per Whatever.

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WHATEVR411 8/19/2011 5:25PM

    Yes, every day! I schedule a snack to eat between 2:30-3:30 daily. Otherwise I get way too hungry and end up eating a bunch of garbage when I walk in the door and start working on dinner. My fav afternoon snack right now is a Fiber Plus bar.

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LLF1020 8/19/2011 4:52PM

    I have had the same thing happen today. I tried of V8 and it perked me up. Great job on your efforts!!

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