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This is it

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

That's what I'm now saying. It's now or never and I'd like the now. I've been pretty busy with looking for a house and other personal crap but that's not my excuse for being lazy. I've just chose not to go to the gym and choose to eat garbage but I'm done now. I'm going to do this and get this damn weight off. I'm sick of digging through my closet and trying on shirt after shirt and hating everything because how they fit. So what I've decided to do is get involved with Spark again since I hadn't been getting on at all and just dive in. My husband and I are both going 3x a week to the gym now because I need the support to make me go. I'm not saying it's going to be easy by any means but I'm going to need lots of encouragement and support. That's why I love spark. It's amazing how people can pull together. So here it goes I'm jumping in and doing what I can to lose at least 90 lbs. Any tips or anything send them all my way!!!

And thanks Melissa for being such an inspiration!!

  
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BECOMINGDEB 3/16/2011 8:39PM

    Glad to see you back on here! Hope everything works out for you. I don't have any tips other than the basic stuff.

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-POOKIE- 3/16/2011 3:31PM

    Go for it... for yourself!

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What's been going on lately

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Hmm well I have been neglecting SP lately. I haven't been on too much or logging my food and fitness. Well since the last time I blogged not a whole lot has happened I guess. I haven't weighed myself because I refuse to rely on the scale anymore it's more discouraging than helpful to me at the moment. I went shopping with my husband last weekend and I picked up 2 pairs of size 20 jeans from Old Navy. I tried them on they fit so so. The back of the jeans were sticking out so I asked my husband to grab me a pair of 18's and in the back of my mind I was like"There not going to fit but sure lets try em". Well I put them on no problem. Granted they have the stretchy material in them too they fit perfect. I can't remember the last time I bought a size 18 jeans. When I put them on at first there a little snug but by mid day there too big and I'm pulling them up. Sorta drives me nuts but its okay. That made my weekend. I have been only going to the gym 2-3 times a week now. And weekends are still my bad days for eating. But I'm now getting to the point where I'm getting pissed at myself because it's ONLY my fault. Not my in laws fault and not my husband's fault, ONLY MINE. I have been choosing better things than I was before but still not perfect. I need to get back to going to the gym at least 3 days of cardio & strength training. My husband and I had an agreement before I started that once I hit 160lbs we'd start trying for a baby no matter what. No matter what else was going on that was our starting date. It was my decision he just agreed to stick to it. He loves me how I am it's my choice to wait until then however I'm getting really inpatient and want that baby now! It seems like everyone and their brothers are pregnant or just had a baby and I just don't want to wait anymore. I've always had that want/need to be a mom. But like my husband agreed to do he's making me stick to my word and wait until I'm 160lbs to start. Originally the agreement was I'd go off birth control at 160lbs and start but we've decided I'd go off that now(it's been 2 months now) and just use other methods of BC. So now since my husband won't budge on the issue because I made him promise LOL (could kick myself right about now) I've lit a fire under my butt to get this weight off a little faster. I don't want to lose weight too drastically obviously but just a little faster than it has been going. Next weekend we're going back to Michigan to visit our families and have an early Thanksgiving dinner for my family since we're coming back home the day before Thanksgiving. And in December I'm flying up Dec.23-25 to spend Christmas Eve with my family. I'm surprising them all no one knows I'm coming except my best friend whose picking me up at the airport. So that's whats been going on with me lately. I'm oober excited to surprise them for Christmas. It would of been my first christmas away and it really bothered me and the plane tickets were cheap so my husband said go ahead and I'm flying home Christmas morning to spend the day with my husband so we're still together for Christmas. Right now I'm just trying to get things back on track and keep my momentum going forward. It's like I start and I'm going good then I fizzle I need to get something or someone to keep me going. To hold me accountable for going to the gym and so on but I guess that's my self. I even bought 3 little onesies to keep me going to motivate me to keep trucking along so someday soon I can fill those onesies with a little one I know it might sound crazy but it's me I can be crazy at times I guess. I know I jump around a lot from different things so I'm sorry I have that tendency

  
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BECOMINGDEB 11/9/2010 9:45AM

    Woo hoo on buying smaller jeans! I agree that sometimes using other indicators besides the scale is more helpful! I couldn't ever be one of the people I see on here who weigh in every day because it would drive me nuts!

I used to want to wait until I hit a certain weight before trying to get pregnant, but I always thought that'd happen easily (or easier, anyway) and before I was 30. Yeah, life had different plans for me. But I think that's a good goal.

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Page Name

Monday, November 08, 2010

Does anyone know how to change your screen name? I've noticed many people have done it so obviously it can be done. I didn't realize my log in name would be my page name also so I'd like to change it. Thanks a head of time if you can help!

  
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UFCCHICK 11/8/2010 9:31PM

    Thanks A Lot!!

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-POOKIE- 11/8/2010 4:16PM

    Go to My Tools
Click Start
On left hand side is account/email preferences, go there and change!

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Trying something new

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Well this is going to be another blog that bounces all over the place!
So I was getting extremely discouraged looking at the scale. I've been working out at least 3 days a week doing cardio and strength training compared to doing absolutely nothing as before and eating better than before and the scale just wasn't moving much. It was really hard for me to check all the time and no change or a tiny change. So I told my husband to hide the scale and I'm not going to weigh myself again until January 1st. It's really supposed to be December 31st however that's my birthday and I don't want the scale to be haunting my all day on my 25th birthday if I don't lose what I was hoping for. But on Sunday I was doing what I normally do by trying on numerous outfits and not liking any of them on me. I went into another closet I have a few clothes hung up and there's this black shirt I've had for years I used to love to wear but it doesn't fit. For whatever reason I decided to try it on and...
IT FIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I was so excited my husband was trying to go to the bathroom and I was banging on the door and he opened up and couldn't believe that's what I wanted to show him. I ended up wearing that shirt to church and felt amazing all day.
Then next thing on the list is for about the last month I've noticed when I lay down to go to sleep my heart has been palpitating. It scared me a little because in HS I used to get chest pains and they did numerous tests and said I was fine. So now it was like okay what if something is wrong. I went to my doctor and she said it's normal I'm just noticing it more because I'm relaxing and calming down to sleep. My EKG was perfect. This visit was the first time I've gone in and didn't feel upset by my weight when I left. I've only seen this doctor three times now since living in North Carolina and she is amazing. The first time I saw her I was 262lbs in February. The second time I was 257 lbs in April. And this time I was 244 lbs. I wasn't too happy about it because I wish it was much lower since all the work I've been doing since May. However my doctor was extremely proud of the progress I've made so far in the last 8 months. My blood pressure is back to normal. I am happy I'm about 20lbs down but just am wanting to get down lower and lower. I'm really trying to make better decisions about my food and I've been making myself go work out even if I'm exhausted after working I make myself go. Well I guess that's all that's been going on with me lately

  
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BECOMINGDEB 10/28/2010 12:47PM

    I like to use measures for my success other than just the scale. I realized I can feel my clavicle more pronounced now (I think it was hiding under some fat before!) and love it when clothes that didn't fit for a while do again!

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LYNNOTT 10/27/2010 9:26PM

    The mantra you hear all the time is baby steps are great, and they are! The scale isn't the only indication of loss as you have proved - clothes fitting again, feeling better, BP better. Your weight loss is good, keep up the great work! emoticon emoticon

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SPARKIE1964 10/27/2010 8:59PM

    I was tempted to toss the scale this week too...I keep going up/down the same few pounds for the last few months. It is amazing to see ourselves fit into smaller clothes when the scale is moving as quickly as we'd like. All the fitness is creating a leaner you. I'm learning that scale doesn't tell the whole story but does help to keep me in balance so I don't over eat. Do what you need to in order to keep that healthy feeling!

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QUIDDITCHGRRL 10/27/2010 3:30PM

    Great progress! Remember, it's not about the number on the scale, it's about how your clothes fit (YAY!) and how you feel (SUPER!)

Keep it going and congrats!

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-POOKIE- 10/27/2010 3:30PM

    How funny, I am wearing a jumper today I haven't worn in years and totally loving it! Its a wonderful feeling!

brilliant news about your BP as well emoticon

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My mind is like a tennis ball just all over the place

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Well haven't done a blog in a little bit but haven't been up to much really. I've been pretty good about going to the gym about 5 days a week. I do cardio 5 days and strength training 3 days. I'm just struggling to get my food under control. I can work out all I want but if I'm not eating good it's not going to do much which is what I'm finding. I'm bouncing around 244-246 lbs. I'm now trying to think of things I can do for food. I don't have time to cook because of my work hours and sleep and working out. However it looks like I'm going to have to try and find some way to cook if I ever want a healthy body. I'm going to try my best to not eat as much or any processed foods. Which is probably quite a lot of what I eat.

Now on a more personal note...

My husband and I live with his parents for the moment if you've read in my other blogs you'd know the reasons why. Well lately it's been getting harder and harder to live here. I love my in laws for everything they've done for us and so on but I just don't feel welcome anymore ya know. It's like I'm just an inconvenience to them. Right now my husband is working on something that will bless us and better our future but it takes time. We're trying to save up as much money as possible get a 2nd car and move out. I think living so far away from my family is hard but I think living on our own like we should be would make things so much better. I wouldn't feel uncomfortable when my family members come down to visit. But off into another direction my big goal is to get my body down to a healthy weight and be healthy so that we can have a baby. I was on a birth control pill and my first major goal was to get down to 160 lbs and go off the pill. However after talking more my husband and I decided I'd go off the pill now so that my body can start getting back to normal and regulate it's self before we start trying down the road. We're using other precautions so we don't get pregnant now. Before going on the pill my periods were extremely irregular and since being on it they were totally opposite and extremely regular. Well it may be TMI but I was nervous about this first period after being off the pill because I was scared I'd go back to being irregular but I was supposed to start friday and started today so I don't think I've ever been excited to have my Aunt Flo visit but I am because I'm hoping it stays regular now.
Well I think I'm done rambling and thanks for reading if you do. I don't have any real friends in NC and my friends in MI have there own problems right now. So this is my only outlet at the moment to just vent and talk to something/someone.

  
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BECOMINGDEB 10/1/2010 12:14PM

    Hang in there! It sounds like there's a lot on your plate right now. Keep up the good work with the exercising!

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-POOKIE- 10/1/2010 5:38AM

    Do you have a freezer?

Make your own 'ready meals'

Batch cook things like chili, curry, soups and stews and portion out into single servings and freeze, then you can get it out in the AM and it will be defrosted to eat when you get home with just a quick heating, add some fresh veg, or whatever to make it a meal and you are good to go in about 10 mins.

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PERSISTANT123 9/30/2010 9:16PM

    Wow! You have a lot on your mind. Remember, this too will pass. I'll be praying that you get your own place soon!
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LYNNOTT 9/30/2010 9:05PM

    You have a really good exercise routine! Very commendable! There are a lot of very easy to make receipes at SparkRecipe.com that wouldn't take much of your time and are delicious! Good luck with the home situation.

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JVALDES 9/30/2010 8:57PM

  I'm with you on the eating issues. I have the same problem. I think maybe just make the changes slowly, like start off changing what you eat for breakfast and then once you feel that you have mastered that then work on lunch, etc. I find that when I have to make changes in my life it works out better when I do it gradually.

For example, with this fall challenge, I'm taking it very slowly. I'm only focusing on incorporating exercise into my daily routine and once I feel comfortable with that, I'll start to focus more heavily on my foods. If I did both at once it would be too much and I would end up quitting.

That sounds tough living with your in-laws. I hope you can find a way to make that change. We live in PA and both of our families are in FL and it's hard, however, i think the distance has made things easier in so many ways.

I think things will all work out in the end. :) emoticon emoticon

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ACROSONIC 9/30/2010 8:57PM

    Cutting down on processed foods should be a big help. Just the reduction in sodium will make a difference! There are a lot of great recipes on SparkRecipes.com. FInd some crockpot ones that can cook while you do other things. Also make enough to eat for a couple of days. I like cooking on days I'm not busy, and eating leftovers the other days. And salad is always quick and easy!

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HONEY323 9/30/2010 8:43PM

    Wow, you have lots going on in your life. Good luck with everything. Remember, stress puts on weight.

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