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Has it been a year already?

Friday, April 08, 2011

Well, I started last year out right! I ended up losing 36 pounds between January and July. But after summer I got into a slump. I was in a relationship that I wasn't happy in and I again turned towards food. I gained about 15lbs of that back :(

It's now April and I can honestly say that I am in a great relationship with a man that I love. I am looking forward to moving into my new house and start to cook meals and getting back into working out. I'm hoping that SparkPeople will help me achieve my goals again!

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SUNRISE4LV 4/11/2011 1:48PM

    It sounds like you caught yourself in time. Better to start back than not at all. Even if you only manage to maintain, you are still doing something about it, and moving in the right direction. Congrats on all the good things you have going on! :-) emoticon emoticon emoticon

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THORN22 4/8/2011 8:46AM

    Laurelspark: I've had a really hard time staying motivated too, which is why I logged back onto Sparkpeople! I also have the app for my iphone, which makes logging my exercise and nutrition even easier :)
Damaris89: Thank you for the encouragement! emoticon

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LAURELSPARK 4/8/2011 7:57AM

    Good luck getting back on track. I've had problems getting back into the swing since Christmas. I just can't seem to stay motivated.

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DAMARIS89 4/8/2011 6:56AM

  Sounds like quite a year. It's wonderful you are with a great man now and have so much to look forward to. You can do it!!

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22 down!!

Friday, April 09, 2010

Well, it's been a month since my last blog and I have to say that I am happy with the way things are going!!

I joined a local gym a little over a month ago with a friend of mine. She was a member before me and told me to join so we could work-out together. Well, needless to say, I am now addicted to spin class!! It is so rewarding! I feel so alive and vibrant afterwards!! And did you know you can burn up to 800 calories in one class!!

I do have my cheats days when I don't work-out or watch what I eat, but those days are happening less and less! I even just went on vacation to my hometown and managed to lose weight!

The only down side in my journey, so far, is my boyfriend's lack of motivation to join me! He compliments me on my transformation, but has not wanted to start his own! It's a little discouraging but I have gotten to the point where I am a little more selfish with my work-out time and my eating habits. I don't let him talk me out of it!!

Well, better get back to work:) Ta-ta til next time!

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DWHEATLEY 4/9/2010 6:50AM


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THORN22 4/9/2010 6:46AM

    Thanks guys! I appreciate it!

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JESAK327 4/9/2010 6:44AM

  Congratulations! Kepp it up!

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FJCINZION 4/9/2010 6:37AM

    Congratulations on your weight loss! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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16 down!!!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010 has been a while since I have been on here, but it is not because I am slacking! It's mainly because I am working a lot and trying to squeeze in exercise every day! It's very tiring!!

Well, I joined the Las Vegas Athletic Club and so far I love it! One of my good girlfriends convinced me to join after telling me that she goes to spin class on Wednesday and Friday mornings. I decided to try it by myself first, so I wouldn't make a fool of myself in front her, and boy did I hurt afterwards! But after doing it gain a few more times I have found that I love it! It's so invigorating and motivating! And you can push yourself as much or as little as you want! I am now trying to do it at least 3-4 times a week, depending on my schedule.

In addition to exercise, I have been trying to make a lot more meals at home now! Fresh fruits and vegetables are staple, along with chicken and fish. And now I have no problem telling my boyfriend that certain places and foods are not in my "diet." He is now adjusting more to my eating habits!

I really want to try and lose another 5-10lbs by the beginning of April, since I am going home to visit friends at that time. They have not seen me in over a year! Better watch out ladies:)

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THORN22 3/10/2010 5:35AM

    Thanks guys! I appreciate the support!!

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SRCOMPTON 3/10/2010 5:31AM

    Great job! Keep up the good work. It sounds like you already on the right path. emoticon

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YESIWILLDOIT 3/10/2010 5:21AM

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10 down!!

Thursday, February 04, 2010

I know that it has been a while since my last blog and at that time I was ready to give up! But then something switched in me! I stopped giving in to everyone else's food suggestions and stuck to my own. I finally got the courage to tell my boyfriend "no" when he would suggest a place that I knew there wouldn't be any healthy options for me. I started cooking my side dishes. While others would have french fries or scalloped potatoes I was having brown rice and vegetables. Every day I would wake up and before even deciding what to do for the day I would work out!
Well, long story short I have lost over 10 lbs in the last 3 weeks. This is not starving myself or killing myself at the gym! I am doing 20-45min of intense kickboxing a day and eating anywhere from 1000-1200 calories. I am eating a lot of fish, chicken , whole grains and vegetables! I am loving the fact that I am finally learning self-control! I was able to go to McDonalds and get a side salad with a filet-o-fish sandwich with no cheese! And I was satisfied!
Couldn't be happier right now! Sending love to all my supporters!!


Down in the dumps!!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

So, I started off my weight loss last week with a bang! I worked out every day and I even downloaded the Sparkpeople app to my iphone so I could track my calories and exercise! I thought that I had finally put my weight troubles behind me!

Then came the Rose Bowl on Thursday. My boyfriend invited his best friend to come over and watch the game with us. No problem, right? Wrong! "Let's order pizza and wings." I told myself that I could just have one of my Lean Cuisine pizzas instead, but temptation over threw me and I ended up having 2 pieces of pizza and 6 boneless wings with ranch! I told myself that I would work-out then next day and get right back on track!

On Friday I started the day with a slimfast snack bar and a banana. Not bad, right? But then lunch came and I was STARVING! When I get to that point of hunger I don't care anymore what I eat. I ended up having a mushroom cheese steak and chips. DAMN! Then I went to the movies and had a medium popcorn. After that me and my boyfriend wanted to go have some drinks. So we went to our local tavern and I had some nachos and who knows how many beers! Do I need to continue??

Saturday I was so hungover that all I wanted was Taco Bell. Uggghhhh.... That night we went out for his brother's birthday to Maggianos. I was so full afterwards that I could barely move!

So, anyways, long story short I gained 2 pounds!! I am so disgusted with myself! I have never weighed this much in my LIFE! I can't even look at myself in the mirror without criticizing!

This day forward I am NOT giving in to temptation! I will say NO! If that means me leaving my boyfriend I will! I can't love someone else without learning to love myself first! Watch out world! Here comes a new Rachel!! emoticon

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THE_SILVER_OWL 1/12/2010 2:15PM

    Ok, so you slipped up. The important thing is today and moving forward. It sounds like you are determined to make a change. A positive attitude goes a LONG way toward reaching your goals. I am here to support you and cheer you on. ~JJ~
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THORN22 1/12/2010 1:10AM

    Thank you so much guys! I have such a problem with beating myself up! It's great to know that I have such wonderful support:)

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CAROLINA_KOUKLA 1/12/2010 1:07AM

  So you had a bad weekend sweety - don't beat yourself up! Take it one day @ a time, you can do this! As said below that 2 pounds could be anything! Even water weight - alcohol retains water, don't sweat.


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NANNER2121 1/12/2010 12:54AM

    Ancient Oriental saying: "Fall down seven times, get up eight."

You never "fail" until you stop trying. You can do it, just focus on the triggers and be stronger than they are! Good luck.

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SLIMSEXY09 1/12/2010 12:48AM

    I had a cheat day today as well. All we can do is brush it off get back up and keep going. those 2lbs could have been from anything. Restart and they will be gone before you know it.Don't let your cheat weekend turn into a cheat week.LOL emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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