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"Hot for Halloween."

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Today is the first official day of the September challenge, and I am so ready to start. I was trying to start all weekend, but it isn't a great idea for me to start anything on a weekend!

Today I go back to school to face a host of work to do, and work tonight. However, I am hoping these two things will help me stay strong today. I really want to do this. I am committed to doing it. I am going to eat healthier, less fat, and work out more. I want to be hot by Halloween! emoticon

Goals for Halloween

Halloween is a silly day to end my short-term goal, but I am silly, so it's fitting! It is exactly 8 weeks and 1 day away.

emoticon My goal weight for this challenge is 16 lb. less than I weigh now. And, drumroll please, I weighed in today at 153.0. That makes my goal weight 137.0 lb.
emoticon Eat healthier. I am talking vegetables, people! I like healthy foods, so this shouldn't be a big problem.
emoticon Exercise more. I am planning to walk at least 5 out of 7 days a week, even if it's only for 20 minutes.I am going for a walk right now!

That's it. No strict plan, just aim for overall eating less and making better choices. I think this liberal approach is just what I need. Something with wiggle room, not for failure, but for life!

Wish me luck!

This is me, around my goal weight for this challenge:

And this is me now ( as of the Iowa trip):

I can see a big difference in my face especially. My body is a lot curvier as well. I weighed about 20 lb. less than I do now in that first picture. If I could get back there, I would be happy! I just want to change. I am tired of this battle.

And! Something nice to start thinking about fall...

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FITGRL124 9/4/2012 1:28PM


Here we go!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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September Goals.

Sunday, September 02, 2012

I am going to start cracking down on Sept. 4th with HELLO118. Becky, we can do this!

- Lose 8-10 lb this month
- Eat healthier
- No more binging
- Focus on school
- Use my pedometer, it was motivating!

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ALLIEALLIE2 9/3/2012 2:13PM

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FITGRL124 9/2/2012 9:49PM


I am so ready to get this thing started!!! emoticon

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LOSINGITNOW11 9/2/2012 7:37PM

    Good luck! emoticon

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MOONSTORMER 9/2/2012 1:25PM

you go for it!

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DNILEFEELZGO0D 9/2/2012 12:50PM

    Alright! Those sound like awesome goals! You should post your pedometer results! It could be a fun little thing for competition!

Let's rock September!

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Day 2.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

I ate a 3 Musketeer's Bar and some other stuff last night, but I am still going strong today.

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FITGRL124 8/30/2012 10:10PM


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LAURAAT 8/30/2012 5:21PM

    Yay for you! Keep at it, you're getting there!!

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    Hang strong Whitney. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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AJWALKLEY 8/30/2012 1:40PM

    All in moderation!

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LUCKY1964 8/30/2012 1:35PM

    what you did yesterday has no effect on what you do today and tomorrow, keep up the good work. you are going to rock at this

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Day 1.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

This is my plan for today. I am going to follow this plan for the day and report back on it tomorrow. I need to do this. I have to. My life depends on it! I am only 25, with borderline high cholesterol. I am severely out of shape. I binge eat every other day, at least. I am putting it all out there. This is it; if I can't do it, I am giving up. This is my LAST time starting over. I am done failing and letting that feeling drive me off the deep end into the sea of fattening food.

I am determined. I am not going to do any specific plan. I am going to decide what to eat for the day in the morning, and I don't plan on straying from that plan. emoticon

Breakfast: emoticon
1 1/4 c Special K Protein Plus cereal
1 cup nonfat milk

Lunch: emoticon
Low-carb Pancakes
1/16 c sugar-free syrup
6 oz. NY Strip steak

ViSalus shake with 1 cup strawberries, 1 cup nonfat milk, and 2 scoops of ViSalus powder

12 triscuits, Hint of Salt

Calories - 1,470

emoticon Exercise - 22 minute walk, 1.15 miles. Hey, it's a start!

I walked today. I haven't walked in like, a month. Yeah. I said it. NO EXERCISE WHATSOEVER FOR a month, or more maybe. I lost track. But today I walked.

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RAENORM 8/29/2012 9:59PM

  Hey! I am happy to see your determination! There will be days you will feel down but don't worry! As humans we aren't perfect and you will succeed! Je vous promets! (I promise you).

And...... *throws confetti* Congratulations on walking! *grins* At least you have started out with some exercise on your first day goal. *hands gold sticker and hurries off*

Keep up the good work luv, you have a great team behind you!

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LAURAAT 8/29/2012 11:42AM

    Glad to see you are so determined! That's awesome. Just remember: we ALL make mistakes, we ALL fall off the wagon, and we are ALL here to support you. The only thing that matters is that you keep getting back up! No matter how many times you fall, it only matters that you get back up one more time than that.
I try to lay out my meal plan in my head the night before, while relaxing in front of the tv. I feel if I have an idea of what I'm going to eat/make, I don't stray as much. I think it's a great idea for you to do that every morning! I really think it will help you out.
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LADYJ6942 8/29/2012 9:44AM

    Welcome and congrats on deciding to get healthy. Take it slow and steady and if you slip get up, brush yourself off and begin again. You are only human as are the rest of us and mistakes happen. You sound determined and eager to do this which is great but remember small steps yield the greatest return.

I like your idea of laying out your meals for the day in the morning. I'd suggest getting a few more calories as that is really too low for anyone to sustain themselves on for very long. Also try to keep your sodium down as the will help you avoid water retention.

Good luck, you can do this.

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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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