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Where there is a will, there is a way!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

And, I have plenty of will.

Okay, since I was still frustrated with the caf' situation, I talked with HEIDISO than looked over my calories the last few weeks. I found some hang ups. After some thought and consideration. I have a new plan I am going to try out next week. See if I can get that darn scale to move in the right direction. I am coming to terms that this will have to be a trail and error thing. Anyhow here is the plan!

- Monday-Friday eat breakfast and supper
- High protein, low calorie snacks between breakfast and supper such as fiber bars, string cheese and fruit. (Any other suggestions?)
- Try to eat more salads at the caf'
- Try to eat from the BORING health section more
- Limit:
Things with cheese
Juice
Dessert
Syrup

Also, I am joining the College Survival team. emoticon

  
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HANNAHV 9/13/2010 5:57AM

    emoticonsounds good to me! how about low fat plain yogurt with fruit? you will have to compare calories to see.... emoticon

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SHERYLDS 9/12/2010 8:08PM

    Any of the low calorie soups will fill you up and hold you over, and the selection on healthy varieties is overwhelming. there are plenty of lower sodium varieties now. Fiber bars are popular but watch the calories, I tend to use them like a candy bar. I find the quaker oatmeal
'weight watcher' oatmeal packs another good option.

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CASSCAMP 9/12/2010 10:49AM

    What is the college survival team?

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NAMSMOMMY 9/12/2010 9:48AM

    Glad you found someone that would help you with that issue. I totally know the feeling. It is so hard when you don't have that control to make whatever you want.

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CHEWY3 9/12/2010 8:45AM

  Great plan. I agree where there is a will, there is way. You can do it. emoticon

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SNOWFILLY 9/12/2010 8:11AM

    emoticon Sounds like a good plan. emoticon

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MOCACHOC 9/11/2010 9:57PM

    I agree that sugar can kill a weight loss plan and cheese in moderation.

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Water Retention.. grr!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Bummed. Yup, that is how I feel.

All week my weight hasn't moved - not up or down besides a few ounces here and there. I guess I am bummed because it's my TOM and I know that is why I gained 2# of water weight overnight. I've yet to lose it despite working out like a mad woman.

I feel I cannot blame it on 100% water retention. Since starting classes again, I have noticed I am drinking as much water as I should.

Also, I have been trying to eat at the caf' and it seems like everyday I am right at my upper limit or a little over. I want my value so I don't want to not use it yet I am frustrated. When I go, I eat right. I know I don't overeat. I get in. I get out. Most times I don't eat with people because I want it to be quick. No temptations. All last week I think I had one brownie otherwise fruit for dessert. This is hard when my friends, when I do eat with someone, are eating brownies or ice cream.. but I try.

Than, on top of that I want some "me" time and I don't know how to tell my friend that. I just want to be by myself this weekend. I know she misses and me all.. but I want space.

In the big picture of things, these things don't matter. I still have my family and friend. For anyone that is remembering a friend or family member, you are in my thoughts today! emoticon

  
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JUSTBIRDY 9/11/2010 5:41PM

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THECRAZYMANGO 9/11/2010 4:55PM

    But, that is kinda the point. I am paying for a meal plan so I can, in a sense, save money. But, if I don't use it, than it's just a waste. emoticon

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NAMSMOMMY 9/11/2010 4:53PM

    is it a possibility to bring your own lunch? Then you have some more control over what you are eating.

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SUNRISE14 9/11/2010 4:32PM

    Staying on track is hard exspecially when you can't fix your own!I only get weighted once a month ! emoticon

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The bookstore turned around my mood!

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Lately, I have been caught up in losing my friendship with this guy who I happen to like romantically as well. This morning I went to the bookstore, all crabby, and was buying myself a size MEDIUM sweatshirt. Yup, a MEDIUM! emoticon I noticed the guy behind me has a handful of heavy books. So, I moved to the side so he could put them down. One of the books was from a class I have.. so I commented on it. Me keep my mouth shut?! Ha! It turns out we do have class together. I didn't recognize him from my class but he knew where I sat. emoticon I am not sure if he was flirting.. but I am taking it at the value that he noticed me for positive reasons.

It always freaks me out when people notice me. I am not sure if they notice me because I have taken roles where I stand in front of people or my looks make me stand out. Okay, let's not get all egolistic. I am saying my short, near black hair, is very unique. I am not used to being noticed for positive reasons. In High School, it seems people knew me as the easy target to pick on.

This is not the only guy that have noticed me this week. I feel like I have caught guys.. cute, athletic guys.. looking at me. I am SO not used to that. Even if they are not "checking me out", I am still getting noticed. I guess that is one of the benefits that I enjoy the most. Maybe because I never got to enjoy in High School. Maybe I should I move on from my friend as it may not too late after all.

[On a side note I also was crabby because I woke up later than I wanted to. I ended up not working out when I wanted to but I plan on a swim today after class. It will be a nice mix up as I usually do the elliptical.]

  
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THECRAZYMANGO 9/10/2010 9:43PM

    With you guys always telling me all these nice things.. I am going to have a huge ego. emoticon

Oh, I forgot to tell you that guy sits on the other side of the room.. and walks by the front desk that work at like all the time to go to his room! Yeah, I am not exactly most observant person, lol!

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SNOWFILLY 9/10/2010 8:16AM

    Congrats on the medium!! I think that you underestimate yourself too much! You are a very kind, thoughtful, generous, caring, not to mention Beautiful woman!! The rest of the world is finally finding that out. You go girl!! Oh, and I almost forgot ----- emoticon !!!!!!

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REVJVH 9/9/2010 10:29PM

    You rock! The only new guy who's noticed me lately is a good-looking, charming (mostly), still-drinking alcoholic. (Stay away, JVH, stay far away!)

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MSJULES01 9/9/2010 9:51PM

    You go girl...Take advantage of it. Maybe you will luck out and get a guy that wants to workout with you.

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THECRAZYMANGO 9/9/2010 4:38PM

    emoticon everyone! I guess I do have positive energy. I have noticed this semester I try to walk around campus without my headphones in and interacting with people more. I guess it's working as a different guy winked at me. What is with these boys, haha!

Oh, if anyone was curious... the first boy sits on the other side of the room in the back. No wonder I didn't notice him when I sit towards the front!

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NAMSMOMMY 9/9/2010 3:46PM

    woo hoo! That is awesome about the medium, and about the guy checking you out! :D

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SHERYLDS 9/9/2010 12:19PM

    I think everyone notices a pretty lady with a winning smile and a great personality. You sparkle my friend. And congrats on the Medium sweatshirt.
Show those curves emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ACDKAYAK1 9/9/2010 11:57AM

  :) That is such a good feeling. When I had lost weight before one thing I remember very well (and miss VERY much) is that positive energy attracts! Not to mention you LOOK SUPER! So way to go with the medium shirt, attention, and positivity!

Anne

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BAILEYS7OF9 9/9/2010 11:39AM

    emoticonon the medium!!!

I believe you are carrying yourself with more self esteem, probably what is making people notice you.

you go girl!

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PROUD_MAMA_09 9/9/2010 11:22AM

  Very cool on getting to buy a medium shirt and getting noticed. It's always reason to celebrate!

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Random Updates: On past blogs!

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Okay, yesterday I blogged about feeling fat. I gotta tell you that it is hard to keep feeling fat when you purposely look nice and than everyone keeps giving you compliments at how much weight I have lost. You'd think I just lost the 70# yesterday.. but that is not really how that works, lol.

Talk about losing weight, I am pretty excited that I went from a 38B to a 36B so I was able to buy new bras! I know alot of people get upset about their cup size go down but I try not to. I try to think of it as my body preparing for the rest of my body to lose weight. If my cup size does not go down but the rest of my body does, I would be so out of proportion it wouldn't be funny. I would be like Pamela Anderson or worse.. I do not, I repeat, I do NOT want those back problems. Besides, I want men to value the same package (my personality, my brain, my rocking body) than my chest.

Moving on, I started the C25K again.. it seems I start than quit.. than start than quit. I guess it doesn't matter as long as I eventually complete it. So why did I motivated to start again? Well, three things actually.

First, at the end of September I am supposed to run a 5K completely with a friend.. and I really don't want to let him (and me) down. I am only on week 3 so I need to get some solid work in before that race.

Secondly, I am on the C25K team and a thread started yesterday about starting on 9/7. It was agreed I could join them but I would just start up again at week 3. I have found that it helps to know that I am in it with someone. Like today I knew I had to do it because I already said on the thread I would. I didn't want to go back on my word.

Lastly, my sister had a conversation with my aunt that kinda upset me. My aunt is doing a HM or Marathon (not sure which) and my sister mentioned that my aunt should ask me. My aunt asked if I would be able to keep with the training regiment. This really rubbed me the wrong way for a few reasons. But, basically, it comes down to tell people that I RUN 5Ks or when I start training for MY marathon.

On a side note, in the past I mentioned that I was nervous about the meal plan. I think I have been doing alright with counting my calories while at the cafeteria. There is alot of guessing.. and hoping.. that I am picking the right things. Today, I find like I had a victory. I put my calories in for today - supper not in yet - and I was under 1200. That was right on track. I feel with some effort I can do this! It will take some trial and error.. like much of this journey.

  
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NAMSMOMMY 9/8/2010 6:34PM

    are you saying that you are eating less than 1200 calories a day? Cause I don't think that is enough. As for the training comment, maybe she didn't mean it in the way it came out? Training for a half marathon is hard-core! I have a friend who is running 11-13 miles at a time! Maybe someday, but I can't even imagine doing that now, I am just at week 8 of c25k. You can do the 5k if you stick to it! Be careful of injury!

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CASSCAMP 9/8/2010 6:19PM

    As you have stopped and started your training for c25k. I have stopped and started sp. I am here now and totally into this. I don't want to go back. I am currently on week 6 of the c25k program. And even if i let myself miss a day i make sure i fit it all in within that week. Just keep with it girl you have already showed us how committed you can be when you set your mind to something! Look at all the weight you have lost. Just don't give up just cause you miss a day or training (there is always tomorrow!).

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SHERYLDS 9/8/2010 6:16PM

    As per the conversation with your Aunt...maybe she meant your schedule...seeing as you are working and studying?
Sometimes we are so wired for expecting the other shoe to drop we assume the conversation is directed to mean something it's not. She's probably looking for a buddy to keep herself motivated.

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I feel fat! :(

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

For the past few weeks, I have been feeling fat. Don't get me wrong.. I still work out and eat right.. and AM going down in weight.. which is AWESOME. I kinda think it is part of habit.. But, part of me, still feels fat when I look in the mirror. Maybe it is that I still see the 260# girl.. not the 188.4# woman. I dunno..

Hope you all are feeling better than I am!

  
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SNOWFILLY 9/8/2010 7:16AM

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SHERYLDS 9/7/2010 8:15PM

    It takes a while for the mental image to get adjusted but you are looking better and better all the time. Use the feeling to keep going. You're doing great.

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CASSCAMP 9/7/2010 5:39PM

    SOmetimes i think it sucks cause right now i want to be 150 - 160, but when i was those weights i felt fat too. But when i look at those pictures now when i am 220 i would give anything to be there.... You r are looking great. Somedays are hard. But you will get through them. Love you sav!

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SSCHULTZ59 9/7/2010 5:01PM

    i have always felt fat.. but now that i am loosing slowly, i let the change in my clothes make it better..
you are awesome.. it is hard to learn to love the new you with no strings.. but keep it at .. you will get there.

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STARGLADE 9/7/2010 4:54PM

    I SO relate to this! I know I'm at goal, I see the numbers on the tags in my closet and dresser drawers, but there are still times . . . you know. My mental image hasn't yet caught up with who's looking back at me from the mirror.

We'll get there. It takes time for all those years of seeing "the fat girl" to fade.



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SKYWATCHERRS 9/7/2010 4:51PM

    I can totally relate. I've been maintaining my healthy weight for over a year now and I still have days where I feel fat, back at my 200+ weight. I read an article that stated the mental change is the last and hardest to accomplish, and the feeling of being fat can linger 2 years after you've lost the weight.

I think it's because we still focus on our flaws instead of our good points and because we never see ourselves the way others see us.



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DISMOM3 9/7/2010 4:40PM

    So reassuring to read that other people feel that way too!! I know I weigh less, I know I'm in smaller clothes, and still don't "see" it in the mirror.

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