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Slight Hiccup?

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Ahhh how am i doing.

Well, i reached my goal weight the weekend before last. A pound under it actually. I was very, very happy. I have now made a new goal, another 20 or so pounds, to see how i get on. I'm watching that BMI scale, i'm still 'obese' at the moment, so getting into 'overweight' should be an acheivement. It won't feel like it to be honest. I don't want to be 'overweight'.... obviously. I want to be 'average'. I do need to tell myself that it'll be an acheivement to reach overweight though, because then i'll be halfway there. And i don't want to set too big a goal that it's too hard and too long and i fail.

I ate a Chinese last night. I overate too. I had wayyy too much. I don't know about this not beating yourself up for slipping now and again. I think I might need to be stricter with myself... i ate it and thought "well hey i haven't pigged out in a while, i've done well".... and deep down i do, and deep down i think i should pig out once in a while, or have whatever you like for just one meal.

I just feel crap about it today. I feel stupid.

I have a workout tonight, so i'm gonna try and sweat alot. I feel like i'm sweating the bad stuff out. Once i'm back on track, everything will be ok then?

Another thing is i have a cold, grrr! So can hardly breath right now. Exercise will do me good though.

So ciao for now i guess!

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KASEYCOFF 3/31/2010 4:52AM

    For every one step back, you take two steps forward - progress, not perfection. And my motto is, ALL progress is GOOD progress! You are doing fine!!!

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DAVEYSHADOW 3/30/2010 9:12AM

    As you say just a hiccup! well done with your achievemnets so far, at the start of 2009 I was obese and as at last weekend I am 1 lb from a normal BMI! emoticon The exercise I always think seems more worth it if you think this is getting rid of something you should not have had emoticon

Go for it!

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    You have done sooooo well so far so don't let a slip get you down... It is good to sometimes over indulge as long as it is a rarity and not a norm. If 6 days out of 7 or 13 days out of 14 are reasonable days then one 'indulgance day' will not ruin the good work...

well done on the forty lost!!!


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Will I reach my Goal Weight today?

Sunday, March 21, 2010

I have my weigh in today, Sunday.
I'm looking forward to it and have decided i will feel ok whatever the result is. It would be really amazing for me to have reached my goal weight. Yikes, what do i do then? Make a new goal, i suppose.

On the other hand, if i'm not quite there, i know how close i really am... i think it's actually less than 2lbs. So i can handle that, i know i can do it. I ate bad Friday night, but it was just the one meal.... soooo i didn't beat myself up too much about it. I enjoyed it and now i'm over it.

I had a very hard workout yesterday too, and did some extra strength training. Last time i did that i lost big, but i'm not getting my hopes up either way.

The key is, i'm happy right now. Really happy. People are complimenting me all the time and i know i'm so much healthier than i was, and i'm never, ever going back to the silly way i was. I'm already at a weight and sie i never thought i'd see again so i need to remind myself to be proud of that.

Another good thing? I tried on a smaller jeans and pants size yesterday, to see how they would fit. They're snug at the moment, but i can actually fit into them... which i would never have thought this time last year. I am almost a size 16. That is so huge to me. I think i now have that motivation i needed, when i was struggling last month and such.

So maybe my new goal will be to make that 16 fit comfortably. Hell, why stop there? If i've made it this far, maybe i can make it to a size 14 !!

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CAZGOODY 3/28/2010 5:15AM

    You motivation is great....and well done on the Size 16, you just wait a few weeks and those snug fit, will become a lose fit.........

You are aiming in the right direction, nothing is going to stop you now!!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend........Caz xx

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EMBRACE_SUCCESS 3/21/2010 12:04PM

    Way to go!! Even if you don't set another weight related goal, keep setting fitness and nutrition goals that will help you maintain all of your hard work. Spark on my friend!


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EMBRACE_SUCCESS 3/21/2010 12:02PM

    Way to go!! Even if you don't set another weight related goal, keep setting fitness and nutrition goals that will help you maintain all of your hard work. Spark on my friend!


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LOVE_KRISTIN 3/21/2010 6:08AM

  Thats amazing... so proud of you!! I can't wait to be 2 lbs away from my goal weight, i feel like it's taking forever!! Keep up the great attitude and the awesome work!! =)

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DRAGONFLY519 3/21/2010 5:49AM

    Congrats on all your goals, keep up the good work, I know you can do it...

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AKGIRL55 3/21/2010 5:47AM

    Congrats. You must be excited. I know someone noticed I had lost a little weight and it made me feel good. To actually get in a smaller size how wonderful. Keep it up and keep us posted. emoticon

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MINIUM 3/21/2010 5:39AM

    Congratulations on your efforts - they sound amazing, just like your results. Keep up the good work! It's sooooo nice to hear they pay off!

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Ready To Work Hard Tonight

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Hey heyyy...

So it was Carol's Birthday in work yesterday and her friend brought a big spread buffet into work. I am normally really good in work, and will politely decline. This was sandiwiches, salads and seafood... so i thought, i'll have some. So i did.

I ended up eating a lot more than i should have. I didn't beat myself up too much though... probably too little infact. I thought, well, i've been good, no cheating or mistakes, exercise has been great, so why not have this little pig out? It was only brown bread and stuff... maybe some doritoes with some dip. Ok it doesn't sound great now or make me feel very good about it, but i'm back to normal straight away so.... we'll see.

I just hope i can still manage to have a weight loss this week.

My past 2 workouts have been so intense, and have lasted atleast an hour, whereas i'm normally done after 40 mins. So i'm still feeling good anywho. My belly isn't though, haha.

So i'm planning to work very hard tonight, keeping up with my strength training, i'm loving it since i started! My pectorals and triceps are still sore from Sunday's workout, but i like the pain showing me i've pushed myself.

So let's get back to it. =)


Break Through

Monday, March 08, 2010

I'm going to blog here more often, really.

I've had about 4 weeks of staying the same and small gains... but finally this weekend i had a loss! Yay, i feel as though i've broken through a wall that needed breaking down. I was working out hard and was good over most of those 4 weeks, yet still wasn't losing.

I read a few SparkPeople Article over the last week - all about strength training. I've never really bothered so much - always concentrated on the cardio. SO i made changes. I hav dumbells now and i used a strength part on one of my DVDs, i did a good 20 mins of constant strength training, and MAN WAS IT HARD WORK!!!!

But guess what ? The hard work paid off, i had a breakthrough. I lost almost 7lbs this week and i can honestly say this is definitely down to the strength training.

So now i'm making sure to keep it up, and most definitely keep variety. One of the articles stuck with me, it said you need to shock your body sometimes, mixing stuff up and changing your work out, and then when you're hurting after your workout - you must have done something right! I really feel like i have too, it's 2 days after my workout and my hamstrings are KILLING from squats and my biceps/triceps from the dumbell exercises!

But hey, IT FEELS GOOD !!! emoticon

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CAZGOODY 3/12/2010 3:24AM

    Thats a fantastic loss......you must be feeling very pleased with yourself emoticon its certainly made up for the past few weeks....lol

I agree with you ringing the changes of what you are doing, the same goes for the food you eat as well.

Have a good weekend............

Caz xx

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LOVE_KRISTIN 3/8/2010 5:52AM

  Thats awesome!! Wow i hope that happens to me too... i've been watching my calories and stuff and exercising my butt off and i put on 2 lbs and the scale won't budge! That's great though, i hope you accomplish all your goals! =)


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Pizza Happened

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Wow, i'm writing a blog!
The reason i actually don't use the blog here is because i have a diary (with the wonderful opendiary.com) and vent all my feelings there, not just my lifestyle/weight feelings... so i kinda feel i don't need this. Soooo i decided to give here a go. See how it goes !

I had pizza last night after Stephen talked me into it. He doesn't mean to make me eat or anything, he just gets like me when he wants junk food, needs it and pushes it upon other people.

I don't feel too bad about it... because i am going to make it ok, by getting right back on board and pushing my workouts this week. I put on 1.25lbs last week, so i do need a loss this week now, i can't have another gain.

So i had a jog around the yard this morning because nobody was here. Did 10 minutes straight, no stopping, which is good for me. So i feel a little bit better. I've been doing some jumping around on my spare 5 minutes in the office and i'll be doing a dvd later tonight.

So let's get back on track! (again!)

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EMBRACE_SUCCESS 2/17/2010 11:48AM

    Welcome to the SparkPeople Blogosphere. I also didn't blog here for a long time, and there are still things that I keep to myself, but I've realized that nearly EVERYTHING has to do with my overall wellness journey so I don't feel bad about posting! It helps me to get things off my chest, receive objective feedback, and also build bonds with others who are dealing with similar things. With that, my blogging rant is officially over.

I've had lots of ups and downs on the scale (and my fair share of pizza) over the last 2 years. You're doing exactly the right thing-- coming up with positive solutions that will make a difference. They are solutions that can be used not only in this one situation, but in many! Simply reinforcing that you CAN generate positive solutions is super helpful. Not feeling badly about it is also key!

Obviously, you've adopted this as a healthy lifestyle-- not some all or nothing diet. That's fantastic. emoticon

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SUNGBIRD2000 2/17/2010 8:55AM

    Sounds like you are pressing your way through! The key is to keep moving and you are doing it! emoticon

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