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Measurements.

Friday, April 13, 2012

emoticonI was due to make my monthly measurements yesterday, so I did them this morning and was surprised at what I found. For my purposes, I will say I began making diet and changes when I started Atkins, and that is what I will attribute these measurements to. I lose 8 pounds from Atkins and a few before I started Aktins. Total - 10.5 lb.

Before Atkins/After Atkins
Waist: 34.5/32 (-2.5)
Hips: 37.5/37 (-.5)
Thigh: 23.5/22.5 (-1)
Upper Arm: 12.5/12 (-.5)
Neck: 14.5/13.5 (-1)
Calf: 14/14 (-)

I am surprised to see so much change in one month. I don't see it in the mirror. Part of me believes I must have measured in a different spot, but for my waist and hips. I have no reasoning for that! I KNOW I did that the same.

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EYES_ON_THEPRAZ 4/16/2012 1:11PM

    Way to go on those inches!

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    great job! very inspiring!

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WILDEMOON 4/13/2012 11:51AM

    Wow! That's awesome!

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    Whoo hoo! Congratulations!

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Spring is Springing!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

I went for a walk this morning, and it felt so good. It is brisk outside, but as I was walking, I was looking around and seeing all of the signs of spring. Flowers are blooming, and I soaked it all in! I am already planning on doing some gardening for myself now.

I love how a nice walk can change my perspective on things. The focus needn't always be on the scale.

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Happy spring, fellow Sparkers!
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COLLINSCJ2012 4/13/2012 3:09AM

    I am looking forward to some spring walks I am glad that you are enjoying yours.

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HOPEFULHIPPO 4/11/2012 11:13AM

    mmmm I can almost smell the crisp air in your blog :o)

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WILDEMOON 4/11/2012 9:45AM

    I loooove walking in spring! By summer it'll be too hot to do it, but man is it ever nice for awhile :)

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WELLNESSME09 4/11/2012 7:52AM

    Its such a beautiful time of year, glad you got to enjoy some of it on your morning walk. emoticon emoticon

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Out of the Overweight BMI

Sunday, April 08, 2012

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I am officially moving out of the overweight BMI, which, for someone 5'3 is 141 lb. I weighed in at 138.5 this morning! emoticon emoticon

I am so happy to actually be sticking to something. This is seriously the longest I have kept to a diet. Despite my bout with the flu last week, where I DID stray a bit to help get better quicker, I still got right back on track and lost 1.5 more lb. since then!

I hope you all have a very happy Easter!

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WILDEMOON 4/10/2012 4:23PM

    That's AWESOME!!!! Whoo!

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BEATLETOT 4/10/2012 8:46AM

    Hooray! Congratulations!!!

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    Congrats!!! emoticon

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COLLINSCJ2012 4/10/2012 12:15AM

    What a wonderful accomplishment.

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WERNERETTE 4/9/2012 1:10PM

    Congrats! That is so encouraging, I can't wait to get there myself!

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HOPEFULHIPPO 4/9/2012 12:38AM

    THAT is an awesome treat!! Congrats and great job! You earned it.

Happy Easter!!!!

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KRYANPRINCESS 4/8/2012 10:50PM

    This is Fantastic!! Last week I learned at the Dr's office that I'm actually 5'5"...my whole adult life I thought I was 5'3" possibly 5'4"...So I've been teetering on the Overweight/healthy line for 18 months! It's been driving me nuts! Only to learn my true height and that I'm in the healthy range the whole time! WOO!! It is a great feeling! WTG on all your hard work!


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FITGRL124 4/8/2012 9:39PM

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I think I need some of your motivation and strength. I've been overindulging since Thursday night and this morning the scale was UGLY! :(

I hope you have a GREAT week!!!!

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MIKEYCO 4/8/2012 2:53PM

    emoticon emoticon That is wonderful!

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KTBDAY 4/8/2012 2:19PM

    You're doing so well to stick to your goals. Well done and happy Easter :)

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SWIMMERGIRL0222 4/8/2012 1:21PM

    Congratulations!! Happy Easter!

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Plateau Busted!

Thursday, April 05, 2012

I finally beat through the plateau I've been struggling with for nearly a week! I am at 139.5 lb. this morning! emoticon

I am so happy. I hope this will be the start of a nice, downward trend. I had actually gained a pound since I was 140.5, so I went back to 141.5 and stayed there for several days. I am now 139.5 lb and I feel so good. I strayed on Atkins when I was sick, hoping the carbs would soak up the sickness! But that didn't work, plus it stalled my weight loss.

This IS going to be more like me this summer! This time feels different.

  
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    Congrats! You know what you need to do...full steam ahead! emoticon

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    Congrats on punching through that pesky plateau!

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Eating Out on Atkins.

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Well, I am back on track with Atkins. I feel all better from my recent bout with the flu. I even feel up to exercising today! I have had several days off from work, and I feel rejuvenated!

I went out to dinner last night and managed to avoid the plate of bacon cheese fries (and I have had them before - they are so darn good) and other fried things (think: onion rings and cheese sticks). I had a burger with no bun, with cheese, and a nice sized salad with 2 tbsp. ranch and a sprinkling of cheese. I mashed my burger onto some napkins to sop up most of the grease. My husband ate one with the bun, but it looked like a dang waterfall coming out when he cut it in half. Grease burger! It tasted good, though!

It was really easy to eat out on Atkins. That is so great! I also seem to stay within my calorie ranges, despite what I am eating!

I had a dream that I ate two cloves of garlic, raw and cut up. I woke up and taste garlic. The burger taste is still here! Yuck. I have brushed my teeth twice since I ate it. At any rate, I think I may opt for a chicken salad next time.

  
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HOPEFULHIPPO 4/4/2012 11:55AM

    LOL cute. My husband and I tried the Atkins once. He lost weight boom ubber fast...me...not so much. LOL

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