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Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Spring is finally here! - scratch that - Spring was here, but today is nasty cold in Nova Scotia. I am looking forward to longer evenings of daylight and getting outside!!

I've been doing well focusing on healthy eating. I bought a Nutribullet for smoothies. I feel amazing! Getting the extra fruits & veggies has helped me to not have an afternoon slump etc.

This weekend I do a little bicycling with my son, and SME walking with the dog. Tonight I finally broke out the TurboJam DVDs and did the 20 minute workout.

I'm on my way to a healthier & happier Melanie!

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HARROWJET 4/15/2013 7:22PM

    We finally had some nice weather today. My friend and I had a good walk.

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CINNAMARIE 4/4/2013 11:06PM

    Fantastic! I can't wait for the warmer weather, too! I hope to get outdoors this weekend for walks around the lake!

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CASSIOEPIA 4/3/2013 10:08PM

    She's Turbo-Jammin' again!


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Welcome to 2013

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

I started today with no intentions of making New Years Resolutions or another 'diet plan'. I figured I would eat well, start moving etc - but not make resolutions.
Here I am 10:55 P.M. and I decided to make some commitments to myself.
This past few years since relocating, I have put most of my focus on my family & career. Now I'm ready to re-focus and put more time into me.
I have the resources here to help me be successful. I am successful and confident in my professional life, now I need to focus that energy on my body & health.
- I put the Sparkpeople App on my phone
-I have an App to remind me to drink water each day.
- I am committing to exercising 30 minutes 4 days a week for the month of January.

I decided to set my goal to be 180 pounds by May 1st. Then I will re-evaluate the numbers.
I have felt great and looked damn good at 180.

Here's to 2013!! May it be a year of health wealth love & happiness!! emoticon

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CINNAMARIE 1/2/2013 11:13PM

    Goals are fun! LOL Resolutions/goals... whatever you want to call them... just something to look forward to and strive towards. Not at all a bad thing! Good luck with EVERYTHING you do!

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HARROWJET 1/2/2013 4:29PM

    Hi Mel. It is so good to 'see' you again. Happy New Year!

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TURBOMEL 1/2/2013 6:15AM

    Thank you all.

Timothy, I'm starting out at 211.

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RUNNINGWILD 1/1/2013 11:48PM

    Here's to a healthy, happy 2013!!! emoticon

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CASSIOEPIA 1/1/2013 10:44PM

    Let's "git er done" girl! Here's to a wonderful 2013.

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TIMOTHYNOHE 1/1/2013 10:19PM

    Having no idea where you are now, I have no idea how ambitious your goal of 180 by May is. But remember above all else, you are not defined by a number on a machine. Make eating healthy and getting fit your main goal and take the weight loss as it comes.

Good Luck and Happy New Year.

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Back to the basics - Cycle 1 day 1

Sunday, September 16, 2012

I'm back to the 17 Day Diet. I decided to go back to day 1.
I feel really good and focused. It's nice to not have the pressures of travel, looking good in a dress, meeting new people, bathing suits etc while trying to lose weight.
With the fall weather approaching, I'm looking forward to going for walks in the brisk air. I'm looking forward to getting under 200 and approaching the holidays looking great!

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CINNAMARIE 9/16/2012 3:03PM

    Me too! I'm definitely eager to be thinner this Christmas... I may even get a family picture done this holiday season... it'll be the thinnest pic we have of the three of us! :-) (well, two of us, my son is naturally thin) LOL

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17 Day Diet Cycle 2 done.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

I'm back from vacationing in Alberta. What a wonderful time we all had. My son traveled with me to my brother's wedding. We stayed with cousins, visited the mountains, went to Edmonton etc. Fantastic time!
I was in cycle 2 during my time away. I think I did pretty well to make good choices, but we did drink alcohol pretty much daily - but not heavily, more socially. When I weighed myself this morning I was 204.8, up from 201. I'm okay with that. I could still be a bit bloated from all the flying. We just got home Tuesday night.

I'm planning to jump back on the 17 day wagon as of Sunday. But I'm going back to cycle 1.

This pic is at Abraham Lake near Banff.

My brothers & I.

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BYTHEGRACE 9/14/2012 12:27PM

    Well done, deviaions and all, just think what it might have been not on 17DD!

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CINNAMARIE 9/13/2012 8:55PM

    I am sure the bloat will disappear as well! Great photos from your trip!

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SGTSUNNY 9/13/2012 5:10PM

    Welcome back! That bloat might disappear completely with lots of lemon water!

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17 Day Diet Cycle 2 Day 8, 9 & 10.

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

I'm doing okay. I have strayed a bit - had a few beer (like 2 a day over the weekend). I had a little cheese, but over all I did well. This weekend I didn't have my green tea as much as I should have, but that's okay.

Today is Day 10. I fly to Alberta in the morning. My plan is to stay hydrated, and follow the plan as much as possible. I have not lost anymore weight, but that's okay. I haven't been exercising either. I'm not sure if I should go to Cycle 3 or simply go back to cycle 1 after this.
I'll see how it goes.

I have noticed that feel good, my appetite is less and I sleep well. I love water. I din't miss bread or regular tea. I have no desire for rice or pasta. Feeling GOOD!


I'm not sure how much blogging I will be able to do for the next week but I'll check in when I can.

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RUNNINGWILD 9/4/2012 6:28PM

    I hope I still get to see you when you're here. I have a sporadic training schedule to deal with now so I can't even promise a time. Text me when you have some free space for me, even if it's for just a quick tea.

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TERRRI 9/4/2012 1:07PM

    Enjoy your trip and wedding. Don't worry about us we will still be here when you get back!

Isn't it amazing about the starches. I don't really crave them and when I do have some they aren't as good as I remembered.

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