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Starting Over.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

I am officially starting over! In 10 weeks from yesterday is my new goal date. October 31, 2012.

I am done eating the way I've been eating. I have been binging on whatever is in sight, and I need to stop. I have gained almost all the weight I lost back already. I am back on that damn medicine which causes me to feel hungry more often, but it is not an excuse. I just need to keep a closer watch on calories.

I am feeling stressed out by nursing school. It is overwhelming. I am going to do this, though!

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ALLIEALLIE2 8/25/2012 10:26AM


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HOPEFULHIPPO 8/24/2012 11:10AM

    School is very stressful, and weddings, and life....but take a deep breath and let's do this...not cuz we have to, but because it's what we WANT

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JLKL1980 8/24/2012 8:27AM

    I am a newbie to this Atkins group - but I can feel your pain. Have been there myself with losing and gaining it all back - twice! I have finally gotten it through my head that this has to be the way I eat from now on.

I try to remember 2 fruits, 2 veggies, 2 diet breads, and 2 proteins a day with 2 protein supplements, like a bar and a shake. But even at that I have to print it on a piece of paper and check it off as I eat it.

Just get back on the horse, as they say. We can do this! emoticon

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UCFNURSE88 8/23/2012 6:06PM

  Nursing school sucks but it will be worth it! I gained like 15 lbs in nursing school so beware!

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FITGRL124 8/23/2012 2:14PM


Hang in there sweetie. I am right there plugging along with you! emoticon

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JESSYVIRGINY 8/23/2012 12:10PM

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The Visit from Hell.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Hey all. Just a quickie to check in and tell you the horrible things that have happened while my mother-in-law visited for a week.

I am doing terribly with my diet.

I just started nursing school classes today! It is going to be a tough semester! I am going to have to study my butt off. Maybe literally? Walking up all these stairs may be good for something.

Tonight there is a big shindig at my mom's house, and hub and I are going. It is going to be like a Thanksgiving dinner, with all the trimmings. I am going to attempt to control myself, especially since my size 0 sister will be joining us. I am looking forward to seeing everyone. A lot of family is coming out to eat there - around 20 people. emoticon

I haven't exercised since I got back from Iowa. But, in my defense, my mother-in-law and HER mother-in-law both stayed with us... for a WEEK. Yeah. I thought the same thing. What could be worse? The mother-in-law of my mother-in-law has dementia really bad and ended up pooping in my shower and peeing on my couch.

Enough said! I like my mother-in-law and all, but bringing her mother-in-law to stay too AGAIN when she is even worse than before (she is declining with her dementia) is a lot to ask. My nerves got a workout, to say the least! emoticon

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WHITNEYLD 8/21/2012 1:02PM

    Thanks for all the support! They are gone now, and I can breathe again. I am on my way toward getting back on the right track.

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FITGRL124 8/20/2012 1:30PM

    Oh my gosh!!!!!!! I cannot believe that has been going on. Holy cow!!!! I just want to reach out and hug you right now because I cannot believe how uncomfortable this probably was for you.

Kudos to you for not completely losing it. Don't worry too much about your nutrition right at this moment. You'll be able to get back on track. I am sure of it. Also, as far as exercise goes, take the stairs EVERY chance you get. This is a great workout!!!


emoticon too!!

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CODILYNN2 8/20/2012 1:03PM

    OMG- and here I am freaking out because my in-laws brought their dog and all I could think about was all the slobber on my clean floor! Its sounds like the mother in-law needs full time supervision

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LAC936 8/20/2012 12:46PM

    You poor child! What a nightmare. Unfortunate for ailing lady, but mega stress for you. Clean things up and get back on track the best you can.

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EMMAEKAY 8/20/2012 12:36PM

    The best thing about today is that it's ALL YOURS! You had a bad yesterday or last week, or last month? But today is all yours - you can exercise today and eat great today!

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DAUGHTEROFTWIN 8/20/2012 12:28PM

    Tough times!! Now you can refocus. Because of your busy schedule, you might want to create a schedule each day so you know what when and where. (Hello118 has done a great job putting this together for herself!) Have fun tonight and stay strong.

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DAUGHTEROFTWIN 8/20/2012 12:28PM

    Tough times!! Now you can refocus. Because of your busy schedule, you might want to create a schedule each day so you know what when and where. (Hello118 has done a great job putting this together for herself!) Have fun tonight and stay strong.

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Iowa Trip.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Well, the trip went well. In most ways, that is.

I gained 3 lb. But I enjoyed what I ate (and drank). I guess I over-indulged, but I never stuffed myself. I just ate things that were higher calorie, I suppose. Our hotel was really nice. We stayed at the Honeycreek Resort on Rathbun lake. It was a beautiful place, very upscale. It was perfect for our anniversary!

Today is my 1st anniversary with my husband. I am happy to say that it has been a good year with him.

As far as my weight goes, I am back on track today. I am eating what I want but in moderation, and making healthier choices. Today is a new day, and I only go to Iowa once!

This is the most recent picture I have of myself. As you can see, my face is a lot fuller than my original picture! I am with my bestie from college. I am the one on the left, or bottom, rather.

Anyway, I am off to start my day, so ta ta for now!

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FITGRL124 8/15/2012 3:11PM

    emoticon Happy Anniversary! emoticon

Enjoy your day! Kudos to getting back on track!!!!

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HOPEFULHIPPO 8/15/2012 2:05PM

    3 pounds isn't bad at all though1! I mean that can be lost with water weight or a good run! Great job, I say :o)

Love the pic and so very glad you had a good time!!

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    Im glad you had a great time in Iowa. 3 pounds are easily overcome.

emoticon emoticon "Back in the saddle again!" emoticon emoticon

I'm traveling to England in September for two weeks. Terrified of my lack of ability to control my choices during that trip.

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CRYSTAL8488 8/15/2012 10:50AM

    Vacation weight gain stinks! My husband and I just got back from an anniversary trip also..I gained 5 lbs! But you know, you don't take vacations everyday. Sounds like your ready to get back on track. Good luck!! emoticon emoticon

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Back from Iowa.

Monday, August 13, 2012

I returned last night from Iowa. I have company right now, but I will blog sometime this week about my journey!

Thanks for all the support, Sparkies! emoticon

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FITGRL124 8/13/2012 11:45AM

    YAY! I am so excited that you're back! I have missed you!!!!

I can't wait to hear about the trip! :)

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Off to Iowa & Goals for August.

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Today is the last day I will be in Ohio for the remainder of the week! We are leaving for Iowa tonight at midnight. I am hoping we will arrive in time to check into our hotel room. I am excited to see our hotel, as we got upgraded to an executive King suite from a basic room due to the unavailability of another king-sized bed room. I am excited, I guess it has a sitting area and is much nicer than the latter.

In other news, I have been eating like a fat cow and eating everything in sight. The good news is that the things are mostly healthy. Well, sort of. Anyway, I am at 149.0 lb. today and today is "D-Day" for the trip; it was my goal date for my short-term goal weight of 135-ish lb. I am still twenty-some lb. away from my end goal weight, which I plan on getting to 125 lb. by October 31st. I know I can do this; I just need to suck it up and really apply myself. I am floundering here; I don't know why I can't seem to stick to anything right now.

emoticonAdditionally, I am back on the medicine that caused my initial 15 pound weight gain. That medicine contributed to me going from 138-140 to 154 lb. within a month! It is funny to think my short-term goal weight is the weight I weighed only a couple of months ago. I have to keep taking this medicine, though, because I tried to substitute something else and the results were not very good. I know I am eating when I am not really hungry, but this medicine makes you think you are hungry more often than you really need to eat.

The good news is that I have been walking more, and I am sure I can reach my goal of 500 monthly fitness minutes. On the other side of things, I have yet to try my Jillian Michaels' "Burn Fat Boost Metabolism" DVD which I purchased to increase my exercise...A MONTH AGO. I guess after my failure with her "30 Day Shred" I have not gotten my confidence to try this video yet. I want to boost my metabolism and burn fat, but I guess I am intimidated by the videos. Plus, I feel sort of stupid jumping around and making pictures fall over from my body weight heaving throughout the room, upsetting things with my jumping.

Wish me luck on my trip, and pray for me: my mother-in-law is staying with me and my husband for a week when we get back!

Goals for August
emoticon Get HOT by Halloween! Lose this weight for good, and get into maintenance mode by November!
emoticonReward myself for small milestones to keep me motivated.
emoticonStop eating emotionally. I am self-sabotaging and I am SICK of it. Time to woman up and get this thing done!
emoticonDrink water. I have been tracking 8 glasses a day, but in reality I am falling far short of this goal lately. I need to focus on staying hydrated to keep myself free of "hunger vs. thirst" confusion.
emoticonStart strength training again. I don't care if I do this Jillian video or not, but I am only walking 20 minutes or sometimes 30 or 40 four times per week and it isn't enough. I am maintaining at 148-149 lb. for the past few weeks.
emoticonWalk DAILY instead of sporadically. I am getting an old treadmill here soon when I get back from my trip.

Also, I want to keep exercise and healthy choices in mind when I am on my trip. NO chips, candy, etc. I don't want to let this trip give me free reign to binge all the way there and back.


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MELIEO 8/8/2012 7:59PM

    Have fun on your trip! Keep your goals in mind and the good choices will come easy. :0) emoticon

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NICKI109 8/7/2012 3:43PM

    Wishing you luck on your trip. You can do it. Stay strong, we are right here with you. HUGS

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    Have a safe, happy and healthy trip! Your calorie range because even more important since your medicines give you a false sense of hunger. Don't worry about bouncing around the house. You have a strong, healthy body. Your weight now is my ultimate goal weight. Please don't feel inhibited with your exercise. You will be sculpting your HOT NEW BODY in no time flat!! emoticon emoticon

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FITGRL124 8/7/2012 11:05AM

    Your August goals are fantastic! I especially like this little lady! emoticon But you're going to be WAY HOTTER! emoticon

You can do this! Maybe since you know that you're not really hungry you can find something else to occupy your time. Last night I picked stuff out of the garden, danced in the kitchen for a bit while I made my lunch for today and I did dishes. Busy, busy but at least I wasn't eating. emoticon

Have a emoticon trip and enjoy that suite! Ooo la la... emoticon

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THERESATAYLOR31 8/7/2012 10:56AM

    I really love your august goals!!!!I am doing Jillian Michael's "The Shred" this month as part of my goals..Good Luck with everything:) emoticon emoticon emoticon

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