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Day 118

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

When you set goals, and find that motivation you've been lacking, you should be good to go, right? I thought so too, but even after my last post I've found it really difficult to truly get back into my healthy habits. I found a quote last night that really inspired me: "Every passing minute is a another chance to turn it all around" -Vanilla Sky

The progress I've made is not lost, yes I have not been "on plan". Yes, I forgot to weigh in for two weeks, but I am still here. I am not 265 or 270 again. I am human, I make mistakes, and I am able to turn this around into something positive.

I am going to begin the rest of this week logging my food as best I can. I will try to stop eating when I am no longer hungry, but in my time away, I've fallen back into my gorge thyself mentality. By the beginning of May I will have time to get back on plan, to work out, and give myself the time I deserve to be healthy, happy, and on the right track.

I have been trying to lose weight since Feb. 2007. I was nearly down to my lowest weight and I gave up on myself. I am worth the time it takes to work out, I am worth the extra time to plan out my meals. I am worth the effort of being healthy. I will reach my goal, and I won't give up until I am there. Whether it takes me a year, or more, I will not give up - I am worth it.

Talk to you soon,

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ONEYEAR2FOREVER 4/29/2009 12:50PM

    The below post is from me lol. You should be proud of yourself for finding your motivations. Mine is still missing.

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FACINGTHETRUTH 4/29/2009 12:47PM

    Nice post, very motivating. I believe you can do it. Keep on keepin on

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Day 100, Week 14

Friday, April 10, 2009

I gained this week, and normally I would be really down and feel like "why am I even doing this?" but I don't. For good reason, too! For over a month I have entirely wasted my time, fell off the wagon completely, fell back into old bad habits, forgot my newly formed healthy habits, and I was at a loss, and did not know where to begin again.

This week started off a bit slow, but by Wednesday, I was counting my calories and watching what I ate. Wednesday night I did some Wii Fit and realized in just that month how much my strength and endurance had dwindled. Thursday was a BEAUTIFUL day here, and after taking my cousin to the airport, I decided to head over to a recreation center with a 1.7 mile track around, with tons of hills and such to walk. I had no plan to jog, but I did it! I would say at LEAST 1/3 of the track I jogged, possibly more, even up hills! Then, last night I was on the Wii Fit working out for about 45 minutes, which was awesome. Needless to say I am quite sore today!

I keep saying that eventually I want to be a runner. I've heard so many people for and against it, and maybe once I am at the point where I can run long distances I won't want to be a runner. I really don't know, but it will be a HUGE achievement to me, to be able to run. I always said that I can't yet, my ankles and knees are too weak. Running yesterday was not painless, but it felt amazing to sit in my car and say "you just jogged 1/3 of this track".

So, why am I not upset that I gained this week? Well, my AF is here for one, so I have no clue how accurate the scale really is. I jogged for at least 10 minutes yesterday, and it felt amazing. And finally, I am getting back on track and feel stupendously about it!

Talk to you soon,

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ANGIEGAL20 4/19/2009 11:21AM

    I know how you feel....I haven't been doing that well lately but today I hit the ten pound mark! So I'm excited that I did that but I know I have a long road ahead. Even when we fall off or start doing a little badly, at least we get back on the wagon and start again. That's what really matters! Keep up the great work and I hope you get to "run" one day, if that's what you really want. emoticon

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Day 90, The Lost Month

Friday, April 03, 2009

So, if you've been watching my page I'll bet you have been wondering not only where I have been, but why my weigh in's have been less than spectacular. I really don't want to sit here and give you a million and one excuses for why I haven't been doing well. I'll try to explain what's been going on in my life, but I am going to say right now: I failed. I let myself down, and I really feel horrible to have wasted an entire month.

So, my last journal entry was for Week 8. Tomorrow is my weigh-in for Week 13! What happened? Well, on March 1 we had my sisters bridal shower. I did well on this day, as far as eating went I didn't eat enough. I was still feeling well, and that week went well as far as my eating, exercise and journal-ing went. At the shower, I got a lot of really great comments about how good I looked, which I loved! Then on March 7th we had my sister's bachelorette party in Baltimore, MD. I am not much of a drinker, in fact I can count on one hand the number of times I've been drunk.. and you can add this night to the list. I consumed a lot of liquid calories, and even had McDonald's on the ride home in our limo-bus. On the 8th we had a brunch, and basically from this day on I haven't journaled much of my food. I didn't really exercise either.

The next weekend we had our St. Patty's parade as well as my Nan's brother passing away, and the weekend after that my great-uncle's funeral. Ever since then my Nan has been over here basically 24/7. She's here now in the other room. I love my Nan, more than words can express, she is so important to me. She loves me, but sometimes she doesn't think of my best interest. She knows what foods I love, and she brings them around me. In moderation I am fine, but when she leaves and I beg her to take the temptation food with her, and she leaves it anyway - well, you can guess what happens.

My mom and I have been talking about her moving in with us, and my first thought was "Oh no, she can't- I'll gain so much weight!" How selfish am I? I am proud to say that today I did well with her. We got Arby's for lunch, and normally my meal would consist of a medium or large roast beef sandwich, a large curly fry, and a large soda. I had a Jr. Roast Beef, Small Curly Fry and some Crystal Light! I haven't binged or eaten anything off-plan today, I just finished WATP, and yesterday I did Core. (Although at night I did eat a little bit more than I would have liked).

This blog is long. I realize that, but I needed to come clean, to admit where I've been, what I've been doing, and how I plan on fixing it. April will NOT be a wasted month. I WILL overcome my obstacles, and I WILL regain control. I wanted to be 235 for Jillian's wedding, and while I do not believe I will get there, I am going to do my best to get down to where I can before then. My dress is fitting well, by the way.

I will weigh-in tomorrow before class. I doubt it will be great, but I will weigh-in regardless, and move on from there. I feel horrible about March, but considering what happened I am surprised I didn't gain more.

Talk to you soon,


Day 57, Week 8

Saturday, February 28, 2009

This week has been hectic, again. I didn't even get a chance to weigh-in on Friday, only measure, so I am using my weight from Thursday. I woke up at 9:30 for my 9:00 class. Yeah. This week hasn't been all bad though, and one of the greatest things, my fiancÚ got a job! He starts on Monday, and we couldn't be more happy for him!

Tomorrow is my sister's Bridal Shower, so I have been pretty busy with that. Plus, I had a huge proposal due in my English class, and today was the only day I've had to work on it. Okay, rant over.

This week marked two months on plan. I planned to lose 1.5 pounds a week, and by that measurement I should be at 258 to be exactly on track. Even if you count my starting weight at 265, I should be at 253 to be on schedule. I weighed in this week at 246.8 which is down 1.7 from last week, and means I am 11.2 ahead of schedule! (Or 6.2 depending).

This month I have gone down a whopping 1.2 on my BMI! I've lost 6.7 pounds this month, and this week alone I lost another inch in my arms, bringing my monthly total down to 3 3/4. I went down in every section. This week my BF% stayed the same, but over the course of this month, it went down .8 which I am happy about, and my h2o went up .3 which isn't much, but I guess its better than nothing.

This week I did a total of 265 min. of workout, which is 50 minutes more than last week. I haven't worked out yet tonight, but plan to still. I don't know how to calculate how much I burn when I do core, but I do figure out when I do WATP, and go for walks. This week I burned 1610 PLUS calories, and I am ecstatic! One day I did cleaning, and walk away the pounds together, and another day I did core secrets and walked with my cousin.

I am feeling great, and look forward to next week. On Monday I go for my Sister's wedding dress fitting, and have to take my bridesmaid gown. This will be the first time trying it on since I've lost weight- wish me luck!

See you next week,


Day 52, Week 7

Monday, February 23, 2009

This is late, I know, and I apologize for that.

I weighed in on the 20th, and was down to 248.5 which is a loss of 2.6, and I am really happy. I have been so busy with school lately, and behind on all of my work, but last week was a very productive week for me, weight-loss wise.

I worked out everyday, and had a total of 205 minutes when I was finished. So far this week, I went for a 45 minute walk on Saturday, and took Sunday off, and I just finished a 40 minute total body workout with my core secrets.

I do not know why, but the BMI calculator I used was off, so last week my BMI was off, I am not sure if I just didn't have my correct height in there, or not. My BMI on the 20th was 44, my BF% was down .5 from week 6, and my h2o was up .3. I was really surprised to see that I lost TWO and 3/4 inches in my arms. I've been using weights in my core secrets, along with when I walk away the pounds with Leslie Sansone, so it is understandable, but I am blown away with those numbers!

On Day 46, I made a delicious Taco Salad which I edited some, and it was filling, and very healthy, and only 262 calories.

This weekend I did not go up in weight, nor did I go down, but I was eating a lot of carbohydrates, which is something I know I need to work on. Also, with a diminishing supply of my health food, I have found it difficult to fix things for lunch, and snack. I hope that my current money situation betters soon.

It helps that my Mom is trying to lose weight also, though, because she isn't buying junk food any more.

I am really happy with my progress, and I am ready to start a new week. I've been on-plan for 52 days, and I am really happy with myself for that.

See you next week!


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