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Motivational Poster Picture!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Today, I really wanted to commit to my goals this week so I re-did my motivational board and I had ALOT of fun doing so! By the way, this is my third time re-doing it since I have started.. Apparently, I re-vamp it every two months!

SPOTLIGHTANGEL asked me to put up a picture so here it is! It is great sharing this with you of you guys! I hope you guys can see it clearly! I took pictures with my cell phone..because my camera broke a few months back!

The words around my poster are things that I want to accomplish such running a 1/2 marathon, being strong or being active.

There are quotes on the sides in the green and yellow areas.

In the pink and blue areas, are my everyday goals such as attending Group X Classes, morning workouts or even drinking 100 oz of water daily. The idea will be to put a sticker on the board every time I accomplish something.. maybe I will put up a picture when it is all done! HOW EXCITING would that be!!!

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HEIDISO 1/24/2010 10:05PM


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ANDIEBM71 1/24/2010 9:59PM

    That is really neat...great idea!

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Starting Over... Week of Jan 25th!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

On Friday, I was at 212 and feeling okay about losing weight. I wasn't too excited about exercise and knew I was getting bored with it. Than, I went to my parents where it is impossible to keep track of calories and I am sure I have gained weight.. I decided to start over. Whatever weight I am at tomorrow morning, I am going to punch that into my ticker and try again. I figure it is better to take two steps forward, and one step backward than to accept that I am going to be "fat" and give up. No, I can do this - if it is the last thing I do, lol!

So.. this week I am going to try...

* Joining Group X Classes

* Lose 2# this week, at most.

* Work out in the morning

* Strength train 2x

As I was thinking of a 5th goal for this week, I decided not to.. I am going to try to not overwhelm myself. They may seem simple but they are actually going to be very hard for me especially the first and third one. *sigh* Here I go!

Have a great week!

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THECRAZYMANGO 1/24/2010 7:41PM

    Hey thanks! Because I really want to reach ALL these goals this week - now I am re-doing my motivational board. I just re-do it like every 2 months, lol!

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FLMOMX2 1/24/2010 7:27PM

    Well though out goal. Good of you not to overwhelm yourself.

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THECRAZYMANGO 1/24/2010 6:27PM

    Yes, we can and WILL! I have faith in us! Maybe we could keep each other on track? emoticon

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CRUZIN2LOSE 1/24/2010 6:13PM

    I'm with you... I just reset all my streaks and added my heaviest weight ever to my ticker(including 5 pregnancies!). I am adopting your goals for the week. They are realistic and focused. It's a new week and a fresh start. We can do it! emoticon

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THECRAZYMANGO 1/24/2010 5:40PM

    Hey thanks! I sure hope so.. they seem so small but I am going to try really hard! It is something that just needs to be done! :)

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BUSYMOMTO3PLUS6 1/24/2010 5:28PM

    Good goals!! You can do it!!

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Bummed.. help me with my attitude?

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Today, I had my WL Challenge Weigh-in and it said I lost 2# while my scale said 3# this week. This really bummed me out. I am trying to be sensible about this.

Things I keep repeating to myself.. when I am trying to give myself a pep talk.

*Be the turtle in this race. Slow and easy. No one will expect it. If I keep at 2# a week, I should be able to lose 12% Body Mass by March 10 and win 1st place.

*Those people that lost 11# in a week will plateau faster.

*The slower you take it off, the slower it comes back. (By the way, this weight I am losing is not coming back!)

*The last week you will wear lighter clothes so it is like having 0.5-1# of reserved weight loss until the end.

*Change up your exercise and you will not plateau..

*You can and will do this.

For some reason, this pep talk is just not working this time. So, now I turn the floor to you.. I am hoping for some motivation, cheering or even a cyber hug. Right now, I think I could just cry in frustration but I am trying to keep a positive attitude and continue on.. will you help me?

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THECRAZYMANGO 1/21/2010 2:16PM

    Thanks so much for the support.. I am too hard on myself. I guess it reminds me of that saying where it says the biggest critic is yourself. I am trying to remember 2# is great..especially with weighing in while wearing jeans! I am right on track and I need to remember that! You guys are AWESOME at reminding me of this! Even if I don't win, I can't get down on myself for not losing more than 2#...

Apparently, I have quite a few people that are going to kick my butt.. it is a good thing, I am taking self-defense. emoticon

On a side note, I live four/five blocks from campus and I have been trying to walk to school more because if I walk to school and back, it is one mile. I did walk today! emoticon

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ANEPANALIPTI 1/21/2010 11:37AM

    Ummmmmmmmmmm THATS GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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MSJULES01 1/21/2010 11:09AM

    You can do it.
2# is awesome while going to school

Another tip to try is walk a different way to class.
It could give you a better view of the campus.

By the way I would come up with Heidi and help her out if she needed to.

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SNOWFILLY 1/21/2010 9:14AM

    You are being WAY to hard on yourself!! You don't want to lose any more than 2 pounds a week. You can't compare yourself to other people. You are YOU!!! You are doing WONDERFUL!! You are emoticon! You should join challenges to give yourself a kick-start. It doesn't matter if you lose the most weight or not. What matters is if you learned something, got a new - healthy - habit, or whatever. You might just learn something about yourself. If you can figure that out, than you are a WINNER!! So, I guess my butt kicking is done. Have a great day. emoticon emoticon

By the way, you have a great attitude about losing weight. emoticon Keep up the good work.

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THECRAZYMANGO 1/20/2010 5:26PM

    It IS awesome that I lost 3# according to MY scale - the only one that truly matters to me. Also, I am trying to remember how awesome that is and not let someone else's success bring me down.

I guess to put a bit new perspective on it, I have lost 4x times they have so I shouldn't feel bad that I am behind. My total WL is 47# so that is something. ;) At the end of day, I don't think it really matters how much I lost in the contest. Sure, I'd love the money but I just want to happier in my life which comes from other things than just a number on the scale.

It would be impossible to not notice a change. They are all over the place, haha. And, I am always scrutinizing my body.. For example, I will be like "I see a vein, there wasn't a vein before, do you see that vein (as I turn to a friend)?" Haha!

And, it really made me smile about you kicking my butt for being so hard on myself. Yesterday, my self defense class started so hopefully I would be able to defend myself from you.. emoticon

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HEIDISO 1/20/2010 4:54PM

    Oh and when words of wisdom don't work

Don't make me come up there and kick your butt. My sister went to UWS so I know the campus pretty well.

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HEIDISO 1/20/2010 4:52PM


Okay some more words of wisdom...

2 lbs is AWESOME!!

That is the safe and healthy way of losing weight.
That is what Sparkpeople suggests as a maximum.

Focus on how are you feeling when you exercise. Think back to that first day you started. Do you notice a difference.

You took some of my other words of wisdom so I will have to think of other ones and come back. emoticon

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THECRAZYMANGO 1/20/2010 2:49PM

    Hey thanks. I think I needed to hear that. You know, sometimes I need someone to tell me even though I know it. I am doing a thousand things right and getting results in many areas of my life. I think my favorite one is how guys check me out now - I'm attractive now, lol!

The scale kinda gives me motivation, to be honest. I should weigh myself less. It really isn't about the number - it is about being smaller, feeling better about myself, and having more energy. I entered the contest for motivation and focus - well, I found it but at what price? I don't like this emotional turmoil - just because I have not lost enough weight. I lost 2# in a week and that is with going out to eat! That is amazing - even if I say so myself.

As for the inches, I measure myself every two weeks but they are staying the same but yet my clothes are getting looser. Explain that one to me, haha! Maybe I should measure myself again..

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    I don't seems that we focus on the numbers just a little too much sometimes. I hid my scale this morning. I kept getting depressed at the lack of results...ignoring the fact that I feel so much better, I'm a million times more active, and I'm eating a million times better.
When it's a competition it puts a lot of pressure on. But it sounds like you are doing a lot of things RIGHT. So maybe you should hide your scale too ;)
p.s. how many inches have you lost?

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Bummer Night

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Yesterday morning I lost a WHOLE pound a DAY! I was really excited! I didn't know another time that I have a lost a whole pound in a single day. Now, I know when I put my mind to it, I can lose alot of weight.. I also knew I would not be able to do it again the next day. If you think about it, it is hard on one's body to lose a pound in a day and I knew my body needed a reprieve so I was aiming for half a pound.

Everything was going well.. I was within range, did 30 minutes of cardio and was within my goal of burned calories for the week, did my strength training. Than, it seemed like things went down hill. I was nauseous, had a headache, had to go pee like every hour (TMI?), was freezing cold and was really tired from my workouts of the day.

At about 8 or 9 pm, I decided to give up. Seriously, I was like forget this. I was kinda sick of depriving myself and saying No to things I wanted to say Yes to! I decided to have popcorn because I was craving something salty. I went down to the kitchen (I live in the dorms) and someone was using the microwave. Fine. I went to first floor and used their microwave. I threw it in - and burnt it! Same thing with the second bag.. okay, at this point, I am getting fed up. All I want is a bag of popcorn that is only 100 calories! I go up to my room, ready to call defeat! I have one more bag of popcorn so I try again! Maybe that is why I have been able to lose 45# because I try and try again. And, than, try again, lol! With this bag, I did not burn! Yes, success!!!

So, after my eating my popcorn, so I decided I really wanted to throw caution to the wind. And, I ate a bunch of pineapple and bing cherries. Yes, they are healthy! BUT, also by eating them I went over by 200 calories for the day. But last night I decided I just am not going to care for the night!

Anyhow, while falling asleep, I realized something. That most times with this weight loss journey, I do not trust nor believe in myself! I need to start believing in me. If I don't, who will?

After last night, I was prepared to have not lost weight and just maintained and I think I would have been okay with that.. BUT.. I lost .4 lbs! My reward to get through that disaster of yesterday in fairly good condition is to just relax and at most, take a walk today.

By the way, if you read how I sabotaged myself last week.. I am .4 lbs from being where I was before I did damage to myself! Wahoo!

I hope everyone has a great week!

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MSJULES01 1/18/2010 11:54AM

    Way to go.
Another trick that I learned is when you get a craving reach for that bottle of water. It can help. The other thing to do is while that popcorn is popping do some toe touches. Then you are workout while waiting for your reward.
You are doing awesome. Keep it up.

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I spy a hypocrite ... oh, wait that is me!

Friday, January 15, 2010

“What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.”

About a few months back, I was introduced to Cold Fusion which sells Herbalife mainly in flavored shakes. They also have other products that they sell on the side. In these products, they really push consuming a high percentage of protein.

I have never felt that taking a pill, shake or supplement was the answer to losing weight. I believe with all my heart that I can lose weight by eating right and exercising. But.. than I find myself buying the shakes. Hyprocrite? I think so. I say you do not need it but I take it to help my own weight loss. The ironic part is when I was eating the shakes, my weight loss has actually slowed to about 1# every other week compared to 2# a week.

About two weeks ago, I joined a Cold Fusion Weight Loss Challenge. If you win first place, you win about $500. I really want/need to win it! Because of that, I started to really re-examine what I have been eating and I found out that I am overeating my calories by the number of calories in the shake. Coincidence? I don't think so! After that, I decided to cut it out of my diet. It obviously is not aiding me in my weight loss. Okay, after that, I did not feel like a hypocrite anymore. Yay!

Than today I wanted a treat and did not feel like having cold cereal for breakfast. I figured I would fix this. I would have Cold Fusion as a treat and my breakfast. It also would give me energy to workout. So, I saw it was a win-win. When I was there I brought something called Snack Defense. It is supposed to help so you don't snack at night when you truly are not hungry.

So, here I am, again, being a hypocrite. Telling my family and friends that you do not need to take a magic pill to lose weight while I keep spending hard earned money on it.

Okay, honestly, I kinda beat myself in the last few paragraphs. Now let's try for something positive! Like how it is okay to try something new and how I have cut down considerably on buying the shakes. (Today's shake was the first shake I had all week compared to last week of having one everyday.)

Also, I feel like I have to tell you even through it has slowed my weight loss, it HAS helped my friends' weight loss which I think is GREAT!! Seriously, Amy, Ashley and Will, it is GREAT that you have loss so much weight with the product and I hope you continue to work hard to be a WL powerhouse...

Lastly, I ask you..

Have you tried something similar to Herbalife? What were your results?
What are your thoughts on supplements like Herbalife?
Have you felt like you were ever a hypocrite in your own weight loss like I kinda do now?

And, of course, any other comments, I'd love!

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VICD25 1/24/2010 10:06PM

    Girl, we all do it! Bottom line, if the shake got you moving again, or gave you enough confidence to get back to your plan, then it wasn't hypocritical. It was a "stimulus package"!


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THECRAZYMANGO 1/15/2010 6:49PM

    I know I am beating myself up publicly but I also feel like I needed to oust myself.. like being honest, ya know?

Maybe eventually what we say and we do will be the same.. it is all about small changes. Maybe this is just another small change for me.. to change my mentality because it obviously still there! Grr, I win! emoticon

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KITERLOU 1/15/2010 6:39PM

    I feel like a hypocrite when I talk about not eating excess sugar, then pour creamer in my coffee!

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