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Another update = bored at work

Friday, November 20, 2009

So, here I am at work and BORED!!!! Time for a new blog :)

I have 16 pounds left til goal!!! woo hoo!! well, that was BEFORE this last weekend and BEFORE I had gained a little with the Sunday eat fest haha. But I hope to be back at 156.4 by Sunday morning. I WILL not have a "cheat" Sunday this week!! If I dont stop those cheat days I will never get to goal. But then there's the holidays coming up. Ugh...

Ive slacked on working out this week. I skipped workout Tues and Thur nights
:( But, I WILL workout tonight after my 12 hour shift of BOREDOM and Ill do a last chance workout tomorrow. Gotta get back to 156.4!!

So, as you may have seen I chopped my hair :) The pics I have posted actually are not the latest pics. Ive never cut my hair this short before. When I went and got it cut on Wed I asked for an angled bob. Well, the girl that cuts my hair didnt exactly do what I asked. And she kinda made me a little crooked haha So, a friend from work fixed it for me last night. Cut it a little shorter and angled it a little more. Ill probably go shorter in the back next time because it's not quite angled enough for me. Ill post newer pics later.
Im loving my new hair tho. I figured the new me needed a new look :) And it shows off my clavicles :) hehe

Thinking about maybe giving running another try here and there. I feel like a need to shake it up a bit to get some more weight off. I updated my goals again on SP and it's brought me back down to 1260 cals minimum :( I kinda liked having the 1320 cals haha oh well, gotta do whatcha gotta do! But Im such a stickler for only eating the bare minimum. I get my mind set on the number and freak out if Im over by like 20 cals...I know I have a range for a reason but my mind doesnt work that way. Ill even eat up to 100 cals less so that I dont go over with one food...but then I have my cheat days so I guess Im balancing out...Balancing, not losing. There's the problem.

Anyway, Im loving my size 11 jeans :) I went to Old Navy over the weekend and fit into their 10s. Of course, we all know they run a little bigger but it's still nice to think Im so close to single digit sizes!!! Junior sizes!! :) Thats my goal when it comes to clothes. I hope to fit into at least a size 9 jean. Its funny, cuz I know I want to lose 16 more pounds, but Im not sure how my body is gonna conform with the loss. I carry my weight in my belly pooch and my hips and thighs, so I dont know what size I will be at 140. Itll be exciting to find out.

Is that enough rambling?? I wasted about an hour coming up with stuff to write about haha 9 hours to go! Have a great weekend SP friends!!

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4MARLEY1 11/20/2009 4:25PM

    You are just too cute! Keep up the good work. I think Mac might take me with her to the gym within the next few weeks. Maybe that will give me some motivation. I am hoping so. You are doing great!

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TEAM-SARAH 11/20/2009 2:44PM

    Can't wait to see the hair!!

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ASHESS85 11/20/2009 12:32PM

    hahaha I always post a blogss because I was bored at work! haha Congrats on your progress. you are doing so awesome!

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KEEPGOING87 11/20/2009 11:44AM

    yayyyyyyy good job on the 11 and the 10!!! THATS AWESOME!!!
i tottally know what you mean with the calorie counting, my range is like 1300-1500 and i still eat 1200 and if i get to 1300 i FREAK hahahah well
I hope you have a great weekend! and cant wait to see the pics of your new hair!!!

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Unhealthy weekend :(

Sunday, November 15, 2009

So, I decided not to weigh in this morning.

We went to the movies and BD's Mongolian Grill Saturday night. I had one plateful and felt sooo full and sick!! And I fought the urge to eat any Coldstone. Well...last night I fought the urge. Tonight is a whole other story!

I had cinnamon rolls for breakfast this morning and then we ate Long John's for dinner...Then as if I wasnt feeling bloated and guilty enough I had Coldstone. It was a kid's size but one of those has like 750 calories! GEEZ!

Anyway, I didnt do a last chance workout Sat because we went out right after I got off of work and I didnt workout today either. SO, needless to say Im back to it first thing tomorrow!!!

But, you know, even after deciding to eat that dinner Saturday night knowing that Id ruin my weigh in this morning, I stood in the bathroom washing my hands at the movie theater and I looked in the mirror at myself. And what I saw was a thinner, happier me :) I dont usually see a difference in my mirror at home and Im not sure why, but I saw a big difference in that bathroom mirror at the theater and Im very happy about it. I often hear people say I look sooo different but I dont see it or feel it myself (unless in pictures). So, that made my night :) Even tho I proceeded to eat too much today too haha

Anyway, I wanted to confess my eating sins to my SP friends so that I can move on and keep heading towards my goal :) Hope everyone had a healthier weekend than me!! haha


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OPERATIONBEKA 11/18/2009 3:30PM

    Yikes, I had no idea there were so many calories in the icecream. So what for a bad weekend! It happens to us all! I know looking in the mirror is the hardest thing .. :) YAY for feeling better!

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MANDAO97 11/16/2009 12:35PM

    The SP confessional is great! We all have off days but it is what we do the majority of the time that matters and you have been doing great - and seeing some amazing results. Back when we had poor eating habits one healthy day didn't make us skinny or healthy! Don't worry about what the scale says today (saw you peeked) -you know it's just from the salty food and will be gone in no time! BTW you really look great - and are a huge inspiration. Love the newest before/after shots. Have a great week!

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JWENZEL723 11/16/2009 9:44AM

    You SHOULD see a thinner, happier you! Your before and after pictures are amazing :) We all have off-days, or off-weekends, but you are getting back on track and that's the most important part :) Good luck this week!

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ALEXSGIRL1 11/16/2009 5:21AM

    i think every one is doing bad because its the change of the seasons our bodies crave more fat. the way to combat this is to get out in the sun when possible you can eat more just pick better choices. weekends are hardest but they are doable. glad you are doing good all around one bad weekend wont mess you up to much. emoticonhave a great week.

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MUSIC66 11/16/2009 5:15AM

    sorry you had an unhealthy week end but at least you know were you went wrong and have moved on good on you. i put on this week but i will get going the other way this week i have joined an all female gym that should help me tone up more at least.

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AFAIRYPRINCESS 11/16/2009 1:56AM

    I love your attitude!!! You are so awesome! You are so right in the thinking of just moving on. No point in dwelling on anything and beating yourself up over it. I am soooo excited and happy that you see a different you in the mirror now. That is wonderful!!! Takes a while for our mind and body to catch up sometimes. Seeing the difference will keep you motivated and on track. You have worked so hard and deserve to feel good about yourself. Yay you!!! I do have a question though. What is a coldstone??? lol Love ya!! xx

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HIFROMOHIO 11/15/2009 10:16PM

    I can relate. My boyfriend had the idea to have an unhealthy night last night. We went to McDonalds and I had a Dbl Quarter pounder with cheese and we got a large fries =( About 900 calories at 11:30 at night. I am horribly ashamed, but I know that it is another week and I will do good.

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CANDY251 11/15/2009 9:37PM

    Wow... it's weird there must be something in the air everyones done bad recently! It's alright - I was upset because I ate too much today and ate a bunch of buffalo wing flavored pretzels! lol But we know how it works right... pick back up and do better starting tomorrow! =)

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KIRSTY1306 11/15/2009 9:29PM

    Oh my goodness I can really relate to what your saying. I have had a bit of a mishap weekend too, I ate tons of chocolate on Saturday which made me have a really REALLY bad headache and so I didnt workout and today I ate better but didnt workout again. Sooooo back to it 100% tomorrow like you. At least we are noticing that we are making decisions where as before we would eat like this everyday!
Good luck getting back on track, I know we can do it!!!
Kirb xxx

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ARENDIVA 11/15/2009 8:37PM

    Well you'll do better tomorrow. back to the gym!

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SOPHIKKO 11/15/2009 8:22PM

    Hey, I can totally relate. I had a really bad food weekend.

BUT - with that said, we both truly understand this is a lifestyle change. I don't know about you, but in the past a day of unhealthy eating would just send me into weeks of eating absolute junk.

It is nice to know we can have a bad day (or 2) and then get right back at it. It makes me feel a lot more confident about the upcoming holidays.

I'm glad you see a change - I've said it before but I'll say it again, you look awesome!

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7.2 to mini goal

Friday, November 06, 2009

As I had said in a previous blog I have set a "mini goal" for myself to lose 10 pounds by Christmas. I actually would like to reach 150 by then. I needed the motivation of accomplishing something in the near future to get my butt back into gear and it's SOOOO working hehe I am down 4.4 pounds since I set that goal. I have 7 weeks left and 7.2 pounds to go! woohoo!

I was looking at my BMI range and realized the very tip top of my healthy range will be 149 :) Im soooo close!!! So, right now I am overweight but in 8 pounds I will be HEALTHY!!! So exciting :)

I wore a shirt to work today that I bought about 8 months ago. When I bought it (at Aeropostale) I was out with a group of ladies from my mom's church and was in a hurry so I didn't try it on. Looked at it and thought, "It'll fit." Well, I was wrong. haha And Ive been hanging onto it thinking I will definately get into it someday and that day was TODAY!! :) I put it on this morning to see how close I was to fitting into it, like Ive been doing for months, and to my surprise it fit! woo hoo!

Another small victory Ive been noticing is how much easier it is to cross my legs. haha Ive always seen skinny girls cross their legs so easily and theyd be completely crossed! My big old thighs would be in my way and I never felt comfortable. So, just goes to show the smallest things can make a big difference. Makes me happy haha

Still keeping up with my TJ :) Addicted actually...Ive moved onto TJ Cardio Party 3. It's a 50 minute one and Ive added weighted "gloves" to the workout. Im burning 550 calories a workout now :) So, Ive re-adjusted my SP info and upped my calorie intake by just 40 or so calories. Prolly should eat a little more but Im doing ok so far. Ive been adding some strength here and there. TJ Ab Jam or TJ lower body. Those are my problem areas.

Im thinking of posting some "motivation" around the apartment. For those days that Im really wanting the chocolate in the forbidden cabinet :) Im really wanting to lose these last 7.2 pounds by Christmas and get some of this pooch off my belly. That's why my background is what it is :) Hopefully it will serve as some motivation to others :)

Have a wonderful weekend Spark Friends!!


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ASHWILLDOTHIS 11/12/2009 11:37PM

    i know you can do it bestie!!!!!!!!!

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JWENZEL723 11/9/2009 3:19PM

    it's the little accomplishments that add up to big ones! great job :)

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FITBECKSRN24 11/7/2009 12:49PM

    im so happy for you!!! it really is all aobut the little things that start to come together =) yeah for TJ! still waiting for mine grrr haha

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NOELLE601 11/7/2009 12:08AM

    I have a similar mini-goal of hitting 160 by christmas. I'm hoping to lose more since I'm at 167 now but I think it is a good goal to set. Good luck(even though you don't need it with those killer work outs!) and have a great weekend!

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BONNIEBLC 11/6/2009 9:26PM

    you can do it! my work shirt fit me not tight today, i didn't feel i was stuffed into it, its such a great feeling! keep up with your turbo jam!

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PRINCESSRACH 11/6/2009 8:56PM

    Remember BMI does not take into account muscle mass. Many top athletes would be Obese if they went by that.

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KLOVELYJ 11/6/2009 8:09PM

    Good Luck with your goals. I so want the same by Christmas, but think sometimes I'm not going to make it, but I'm not giving up. I'll just take whateva I lose to the next year. I'm with ya!

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GOODBYE 160s!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

I am SOOOOO happy I could burst!! :) haha I have finally done it!!! Ive left the 160s!! :) emoticon never to go back!!! Ive never seen the 150s on the scale before!!!! Great way to start a weekend!!!

feeling strong!!

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LIFESTOOQUICK 10/26/2009 9:26PM

    YAY!!!!!!!!!! :) So proud of you girl!

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ANEWMACK 10/26/2009 9:16PM

    I'm sooooooo sooooooooo soo proud of you Tash! And look at those guns! I'm hoping to join you in 150 ville soon :)

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ASHWILLDOTHIS 10/26/2009 7:00PM

    youre amazing bestie :]

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JOYSONG50 10/26/2009 11:07AM

    emoticon job. Keep up the good work.


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4MARLEY1 10/26/2009 10:47AM

    YEAHHHHH That is great! You are fabulous!!! So proud of you. Hopefully I'll have good news to post this Friday. Really trying to push myself this week and see what happens!

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SOPHIKKO 10/26/2009 10:38AM

    Yay!! You have been working hard lately and it is paying off! You look awesome

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QUIDDITCHGRRL 10/26/2009 10:28AM

    Hooray! Keep up the good work!

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HOPEFULFUTURE 10/26/2009 8:07AM

    So great! I'm so happy for you! emoticon

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AFAIRYPRINCESS 10/26/2009 4:32AM

    ooooooh this is soooo exciting!!!! Yay for you!!! I am so proud of you babe and how hot do you look in that picture!!! Roooow!!! xxxx
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LISUHMAREE 10/26/2009 1:05AM

    whoo hoo!! :)

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FIT_BRITT 10/25/2009 10:39PM

    way to go Tasha! You look sooo great!


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MUSIC66 10/24/2009 10:43PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon awsome emoticon emoticon

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KASRN1 10/24/2009 7:19PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
Fantastic! I am so proud of you! Great job! You look so great!

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BESTLIFE79 10/24/2009 6:54PM

    You look fabulous!!

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LOLABURKE1 10/24/2009 6:52PM

    Wow!!! Congrats!!!!! I cannot WAIT to be able to say that!!! emoticon

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NOTABOUTHEFACE 10/24/2009 6:01PM

    emoticon So happy for you! You look awesome!

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    yay, good job!!! you are an inspiration!!!

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1THIRTY3 10/24/2009 5:17PM

    yay! how tall are you? your 160s look great, and I'm about to enter them, hoping i'll look as good!

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JWENZEL723 10/24/2009 3:10PM

    SUCH a good way to start the weekend! Great job!!! You're inspiration :)

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FITBECKSRN24 10/24/2009 1:52PM

    I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!!!!!

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MELISSASUZANNE 10/24/2009 12:53PM

    That is so wonderful!!! Congratulations!! You are doing so well and are one of the people I look to for motivation and inspiration :) keep up the great work!! you look amazing!

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STINA6584 10/24/2009 12:18PM

    WooooHooooo!!! You go girlie!!!

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10 pounds by Christmas :)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Im setting a goal for myself. I am determined to lose 10 pounds by Christmas...That gives me 9 weeks to complete my goal. Which means I have to lose one pound a week to be one pound off haha SO, I really have to step it up and get back on track! Ive done really great since Monday and I feel like Im back finally. I got new Turbo Jam dvds thanks to a friend ;) and I think it's just what I needed to get my jump start.

Im using Christmas as a motivator, because I will be seeing family members that I only see a couple times a year on average. And I cant wait to get those "skinny" compliments :) I will also be getting alot of $$$ for gifts and I will be using that money to buy new clothes, because I dont have any winter clothes that fit anymore :) So, I wanna be closer to goal for that reason also.

If I can lose the 10 pounds by Christmas I will only be 10-11 pounds away from my goal. And Ive set my goal date for my birthday on March 2.

I was looking back at the beginning of my journey with SP and was thinking about the things that Ive been doing differently now. Ive been much more slack on "snacking". Ive had the tendency lately to grab a handful of chips from the bag and not measuring it. Then just guess-timating that I ate a serving size or a fourth or whatever. Ive been buying Over the Moon fat free chocolate milk and Ive found myself going to the fridge and just taking a swig of it! no cup, no measuring and then forgetting about it and not recording it! No wonder Im having troubles! Ive also been giving myself more slack on my Sunday "cheat days". Before it was actually a "cheat meal" day rather than a whole day free-for-all. Now it's definately gone off into the deep end of "eat it! it's your cheat day!" NO MORE!! Im gonna get back to counting everything!! and Im gonna get back to one treat a week. AND I have to get back to drinking my water. Ive really slacked on that too.

Im feeling great and re-energized! Im motivated again and cant wait to reach goal! Ive figured out what Im doing "wrong" and Im gonna do this!!

Thanks to all my Spark friends for keeping me going even through a rough patch!! You guys are wonderful motivators!! xoxoxoxoxo

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PISTL67 10/24/2009 4:13PM

    think i'll steal your idea and set a goal for christmas also. that choclate milk does go down so easy. emoticon

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4MARLEY1 10/23/2009 8:45AM

    10lbs by Christmas...shoot, it's in the bag! You got it! I'm goin to try to lose 20 lbs by Christmas, no more excuses, if I don't do it, it's because I must not want it bad enough. I know I have it in me, I just gotta do it. We'll see!

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BETHSHEALTH 10/22/2009 12:17PM

    Just checked out your page. You are a very pretty girl and you have quite a story here. Very impressive what you've accomplished. I'm sure you can make the 10 by Christmas.

Just like you said, gotta stay on track! Good luck.

Beth emoticon

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STINA6584 10/22/2009 12:02PM

    I agree. I don't have any doubts about you reaching your goal of 10lbs by Christmas! It'll be a cake walk for you I'm sure!

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30CALLIEMOM 10/21/2009 10:21PM

    i'm with you on the chocolate milk. Don't buy it. Whenever I do I drink it too. I love my water. H2O go go go emoticon

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TEAM-SARAH 10/21/2009 10:11PM

    I am so sure you can lose those 10 pounds by Christmas... more, even!

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YINYANGSJM 10/21/2009 7:51PM

    Hey Tashie! I have NO doubt that you will reach your goal. I'm glad to see your motivation is back. I'm hoping some of it will rub off on me :). That chocolate milk is dangerous...very, very tasty and easy to drink out of the carton. After I finish the carton I bought...no more. Thanks for all your help and support and for being such a good friend!!! Love ya! emoticon

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AFAIRYPRINCESS 10/21/2009 7:49PM

    Soooo glad to hear you are feeling back to your old self young lady! I told you that it was something that we all just go through! Hehe! You sound like your self talk is right where it should be and that is awesome! Keep being positive and see yourself enjoying all those compliments at Christmas time!! Christmas is always a good motivator because we see everybody we know! lol Keep smiling sunshine! xxxx

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KATISONIT 10/21/2009 7:38PM

    Hey I really enjoyed your post! it's so true about the portion sneak, after a few weeks you overestimate your own ability to ballpark a serving size, then you have a beer with dinner, and everything just starts to slide "jussssst a little." At least you see what's going on!

And I really like your goal! I'm aiming in general for one pound a week, and there is a challenge board for it in the 20 somethings sparksteam page. We'd love to have you around (I think a lot of the people are setting a mini goal of 10-12 pounds by Christmas, depending on when they started).

Anyways, good luck with your goals!

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CAROLYN1213 10/21/2009 7:35PM

    You look fabulous and have come so far! Ten pounds is ambitious since you are sooo close to your goal. Keep yourself healthy, eat good for you foods and relax. You are beautiful and your family and friends will see your radiant health shining through.

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