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Monday, October 11, 2010

Hey everyone!

This weekend I went overboard with shopping so today I decided to be cute! Check it out! [Sorry it is kinda dark. emoticon)

Besides I promised SHERLYDS that I would post a picture.

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MSJULES01 10/12/2010 8:32PM

    Looking good.
Once and awhile you need to treat yourself to something great.

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SUMMERWINDS 10/11/2010 8:43PM

    You are adorable, nice outfit & sweet smile:)

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NAMSMOMMY 10/11/2010 3:25PM

    Totally cute!

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SHERYLDS 10/11/2010 12:47PM

    You look gorgeous my friend. emoticon
No wonder you getting more notices. ahem emoticon

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GRAMMIE1959 10/11/2010 12:02PM


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PATRICIAANN46 10/11/2010 10:50AM

  Like I said before: "ADORABLE!"

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MEADSBAY 10/11/2010 10:48AM

    Yes, indeedy!

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The STRONG push!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Lately, the final push to my final weight has been on my mind. (Hence, an explosion of blogs.) It really got me thinking about how I started this journey. Doubtful. Focused. Strong.

Doubtful that I was going to lose even the first few pounds.
Focused on doing eating right and exercising.
Gave a strong dedication in strength training three times a week.

I would like to end that way too.

I know right now I am have many questions about reaching my goal weight. Is it the right weight for me? Will I ever be happy with my body? Will I succeed? If I am a little doubtful (and scared) but do it anyways, that'd be just fine with me. In fact, I think it would help me grow as a person.. to do something that I am afraid/nervous about.

In the past week, I haven't been focused.. to my standards. I still eat right but I haven't been logging it. When I go over, even if it is a couple hundred, I get really bummed out. Also, I haven't been exercising as much. I have been doing more low key workouts like walking. Compare that to doing the elliptical.. and I have a huge amount of calories not being burned. emoticon I would like to get back to doing things right. This may not mean logging every calorie but more having good, solid workouts.

When I started losing weight, the first couple months, I lifted weighted religiously three times a week. I really want to get back to that. I saw it help with my weight loss and felt emoticon. It was invigorating.

Back in the day, I used the weight lifting machines. On Friday, I did a little bit of free weight training with a friend. I have strong ever since and love it! I actually feel like muscles was worked. We might try to do it again tonight after we get off work. I have been thinking of asking a couple guys I know to teach me how to use free weights. emoticon

In addition, I have noticed whenever I lifted weights and weighed in a couple days later, I would be down in weight. Pretty much that is the only time my weight has gone down this week. I knew muscle burns more calories but it is nice to see it. When I do get to my goal weight, I want to be toned. emoticon That is not going to happen overnight. I guess I am thinking of taking these last 25 pounds off while toning up. emoticon

That's the plan for the next 25 pounds...

To own being scared and a little doubtful.
To end focused.
To build some muscles!

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MEADSBAY 10/11/2010 8:18AM

    You are so smart to do this while you're young and your skin is in good shape and you don' waste your whole life feeling emoticon


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WOMANCHEF 10/11/2010 7:42AM

    emoticonYou can do it! We are all here for you.

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NAMSMOMMY 10/10/2010 9:23PM

    You go girl!! =) You can totally do it, and having a plan helps, A LOT!

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SHERYLDS 10/10/2010 8:11PM

    Just keep heading in the right direction. You can always decide what you want to do when you reach today's goal. Nothing is written in stone. Enjoy the journey and the reactions you're getting from new friends. You're doing great.

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ONCEUPONADREAM 10/10/2010 7:34PM

Sounds like you've really got your plan together. You can do this! That 25 pounds is going to be lost before you know it!

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How do I know when I am done? Time for the final push?

Saturday, October 09, 2010

That is the big question. How do I know the magic number for when I am done? emoticon

I know my body will tell me when it is done but I would like to have a number in mind in the meanwhile. Do I aim for 140 or 160? Or in between at 150?

Today, I figured out an estimate "magic" number according to BMI calculations. [Yes, I know BMI is just a guideline.] My magic number is between 110 and 150. If I settle at 160, my BMI would be at 26.7 in the overweight category. emoticon I don't want to be overweight.. I want to be healthy!

I just cannot imagine myself at 110. My college has something called a bod pod that is accurate when measuring your body fat. I have been thinking to ask if they could do one for me.

All of this got me thinking. Is it time for the FINAL push to lose the last 25#? I know I can do better than I have been. If I did make the final push, I could get within ten pounds of my goal weight (160) by New Years!

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STITCHINGNAN 10/10/2010 6:38AM

    My aim is round 135 but my body wants today at 150. I dont see any sense in a long term battle Its mainly what you feel happy with at a healthy weight Go for it Ree

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SHERYLDS 10/9/2010 8:28PM

    just keep in mind that the closer you are to your goal weight the less weight you lose per week and the harder you have to work to burn those calories. But YOU will get there. You and your fierce determination are going to make it happen

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Clown Pants! (Pic!)

Friday, October 08, 2010

Yup, another blog.. I had to share!

In the past month, people have been calling me small or tiny. I didn't really believe it. Sometimes I think I have trouble believing I am a size 12 or 14. Like tonight.

I tried on my ONLY pair of dress pants... size 22W. Mind you, when I first started I was excited I could fit into them after losing a bit of weight. I was excited because they were from my high school years. Now they will be in the past.

When I tried them on, I expected for them to be slightly big. I think they were more than slightly big. Whatcha think?

I think so! I am not sure if you can see how much space but seriously! emoticon

Thank goodness I was planning on going shopping for new ones tomorrow. I guess I now have to find some that will work. Next week I am going on a professional conference so I need to look professional!

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PATRICIAANN46 10/9/2010 2:02PM

Enjoy every minute of your shopping trip. It should be such fun for you and such a great reward for all of your hard work. emoticon

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ANMISU 10/9/2010 11:32AM

    That's awesome! Such a great feeling too to have a physical affirmation of all the hard work and progress made.

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1CRAZYDOG 10/9/2010 9:51AM

    You rock!!!!! Have fun clothes shopping. I remember the days of absolutely HATING clothes shopping. Well . . . I still don't like it, but at least I can find what I need quickly now and be done with it. Good luck! And have some fun @ your conference.

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WOMANCHEF 10/9/2010 9:33AM

    That is so great! Congratulations on your success. Gotta love having to go shopping. emoticon

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SHERYLDS 10/9/2010 9:22AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
CONGRATULATIONS All your hard work is really paying off

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HEART4HOME 10/9/2010 9:10AM

    Way to go!

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ANEPANALIPTI 10/9/2010 6:17AM

    I'm really proud of you!!!!

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SUMMERWINDS 10/9/2010 2:55AM

    Definitely time for some new pants:) That's so cool! emoticon

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LILYCARE 10/9/2010 12:21AM

    Many congratulations! Those "clown pants" must have made you feel happy! emoticon

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SAMMYSWEETPEA 10/9/2010 12:19AM

    Wow, even a belt won't make those wearable for you! Congrats on your success!

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My Ultimate Goal Reward

Friday, October 08, 2010

Today, I started re-reading my blogs starting with the first one I wrote on May 16th, 2009. I got to thinking about that once I get to my goal weight, what am I going to do?

I have been thinking about this alot lately. My goal weight is 160... about 25 pounds away. If I really wanted to, I could try to lose that by New Year's. emoticon In all actuality, I want to lose about five pounds a month so I will probably reach it around March or April. That is really not too far away.

So, how am I going to celebrate?

Honestly, I am not too sure. Some people celebrate by buying a new wardobe. I have been doing that all along. Some people celebrate by having dinner at a lavish restaurant. I cannot really afford that and I don't really want to reward myself with food.

Hmm.. hmm..

I have thought about having a dinner party at a restuarant. Again, I would be rewarding myself with food. And, who would show? My friends seem to think I am a last priority for my birthdays. Would they know how important this is to me? emoticon

I could run a 5K. emoticon I think I would really enjoy that. Kinda strange? Also, would it be a big reward? I mean, I have run a handful of 5Ks this past summer already.

Anyhow, I still am not sure about it. Maybe I don't need to celebrate with people.. but do something for me.

I do know three things I really want to do.
-Make a quilt out of the t-shirts I didn't get rid of and make a quilt.
-Make a scrapbook with my blogs, race bibs, and pictures to look back at when I get discouraged or have trouble with motivation.
-Get a tattoo.

I am hestiate to get a tattoo at my goal weight. I already have three so I kinda want my next one to be my last one. I already know what I want. A phoneix. Here is a link for an example.
This is not exactly what I want but you get the idea.

I do know I also want to get a tattoo for my kids and when I graduate my college. I know my kids will be a major part of my kids. Also, college has been a struggle and I want something for that. Ya know.. knowing I did it.

Now problem.. I don't want to become a harley mama.. okay, I don't think that is possible as all my tattoos are tasteful. I just don't want to overdo it. The phoneix tatoo designs I have seen are huge. They take over the back. I want something as big as someone's palm. Not huge.

Anyhow, that is what I am thinking of doing when I have lost 100 pounds.

For those that are reading this.. I have one last question.. how do I know what is a healthy weight for me? I have looked at articles and there is no magic number. Do I shoot for 100#, celebrate, than maybe lose another 10#? Some say I should be 140-150. Maybe I will cross that bridge when I get there!

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WOMANCHEF 10/9/2010 9:45AM

    I chose a weight in the middle of a healthy BMI for my height. When you get to that range, your body will let you know what is the "right" weight. As far as the tatoo - do what you feel is right. I doubt you look like a biker chick or goth. You would need to get sleeves for that!

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KAITLYNSNAMMY 10/9/2010 12:57AM


Isn't it fun to buy or give yourself a present? You sound so excited and a bit nervous at the same time. lol Whatever you decide on, just think how it will make you smile for all that you have done for yourself! Bravo!

Goal weight? I agree with will know when you have arrived at THE weight that is right for you.

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LJOHN44 10/8/2010 9:30PM

    I have a new tattoo as one of my final goals too- not my ultimat goal- that's a trip to someplace really good (no idea where!). I've been eyeballing a phoenix tattoo for a long time (10 years) I won't allow myself to get it until I lose the weight. I plan on asking my doctor what my goal weight should be. For now I put down a number that is in the middle for BMI for my height (5'3")

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SHERYLDS 10/8/2010 6:49PM

    Think of the fun you'll have shopping for new clothes.

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LOSETHEWTIN08 10/8/2010 6:22PM

    Sweetie your body will tell you when you are at the right weight. Have a great weekend.

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