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It's getting harder folks.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Over the past 3 weeks I have lost 2lbs per week. Yes, I know a loss is a loss is a loss but after months of 7-8lb a week losses it's a bit hard to swallow. And those 2lb losses have not been easy to come by, they have required my going to the gym (which I have not really done until now), and paying attention to what I eat. So it's Monday, a fresh week, a fresh way, a fresh plan. I had my protein shake this morning (eww, eww..gag, gag) and then went to the gym for my work out before going to work. I knew that eventually my butt would have to get into gear and step up to hit my goals, I guess I just thought I would have more of a "lazy" period. I haven't even hit the under 200 goal yet (ok 8 more lbs, but still)..I wanted to be under 190 before my surgeons appoint at the end of February. I still have these goals and I want to make them work, guess I just have to get my butt in gear and work at them.

  
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NAENAE1974 2/1/2012 1:42PM

    Your doing it slow and steady which is the best 2lbs a week is good even though we don't think so our selves.. next time you go to store look at 2lbs of butter thats what we are losing...
Keep up the good work..

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RUNNER4LIFE08 1/31/2012 11:08AM

    When things start to slow down that is when I start looking at what I can change. Mix things up to surprise my body.

Keep on pushing on strong! You are doing awesome!!!

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FORBANDE 1/30/2012 9:59PM

    I think you are doing awesome! I know 2 pounds per week doesn't sound like much but it does mean you are losing fat. Not water weight but that stubborn hard to lose fat.

Have you taken measurements? You very well may see that although you are down 8 pounds, you have lost inches. So many people shrink in size but not on the scale.

Keep up the FANTASTIC work!! You will DO this!!!

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DAWNIEMARIE2012 1/30/2012 5:19PM

    YOu have been doing a wonderful job!!!! Don't beat yourself up for losing 2lbs, your on the right track, which is the losing track! You have plenty of time before you next appoinment, that's still four weeks away. Continue what you are doing, go to the Gym, eating healthy , go to Zumba, and your water aerobics. Christina you are doing all that you need to do, it's coming off!!! Great JOb!!! emoticon

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Yes, I am eating Mcdonalds,got a problem with that?

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

I woke up super late this morning, didn't have time to eat breakfast at home and forgot to grab something to take with, so I stopped at McDonald's and ordered an egg mcmuffin meal with a hot tea. I walked into work with my breakfast and you would have thought I came in topless. I work with all females, they are a wonderful, supportive group who were all there when I had my surgery. They encourage and motivate me but sometimes they are seriously food police. Co-worker A says"oh my God! are you going off your plan?!" Co-worker b says "Chrissy, you are so much stronger than this". Co-worker C says "you have worked too hard to give up now, give me your food"....ummmm NOOO! I had exactly half of the mcmuffin and half the hashbrown---came in under 300 calories and I was full without being stuffed. I felt that I had made a good choice under the circumstances, and do not feel guilty~!Especially since I know that I will be rocking a work-out tonight and that this was a once in a great while thing. But sill these ladies seem to think that I am on some slippery slope of fatness and that I am giving up...I am not giving up! But I am also not going to be a prisoner to eating "healthy"...I will have fast food on occasion, I will skip a work-out here and there, I will have an occasional glass of wine. I have another friend who is all about "clean" eating..so I stit with her and listen and shake my head and say uh-huh, and I see, but the reality is that for me "clean" eating means my plate and fork got ran through the dishwasher. Not really sure where this rambling blog is going today, it almost seems like I am justifying what I ate, but no justification is needed when I made a good choice..well, it is what it is!

  
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CVRONEK 1/23/2012 7:36PM

    I love my Mcdonalds, once in a blue moon and you made a good choice, with the egg Mcmuffin and tea!
You are doing a great job and they need to rethink how they support you.
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LITTLEKIM4 1/21/2012 9:15PM

    When people become "food police" around me, it ends up backfiring and it sabotages me. I end up wanting to eat even more to kind of rebel and show I have control--not them. It's a messed up mentality, I know, but that's the honest truth. I feel for ya.

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CYNTHIAJL 1/21/2012 1:49PM

    No one mentioned McDs yogurt parfait! 1 $ and it has saved me many times when I have been on the road. cindy

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FORBANDE 1/19/2012 7:41AM

    Great choice that was handled perfectly! You are doing awesome!!

I'm sure their hearts are in the right place but OY!! Enough already!! Hopefully as time goes on and you continue to lose weight, they will see you are in control and know all about moderation. ;)

Keep up the great work!!


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OCEANUSBOREALIS 1/19/2012 7:27AM

    Out of all the foods at Mc Donald's the Egg McMuffin is one of their better choices anyway. It is actually a go-to food on the go becuase I know how many calories it has. Plain egg mcmuffin, no butter is under 300 calories. A great breakfast on the go with a tea.

I think it is bad enough that we may feel self concious ourselves about going into a fast food place that your coworkers have to point it out to you. You're makin ggreat progress emoticon

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MICHELEKNY 1/19/2012 5:54AM

    Ditto to everything that's already been said! Good for you for knowing what your body needs. I'm sure your co-workers have the best of intentions, but sometimes the best intentions aren't what we need!

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BUSY_MOM3 1/19/2012 12:32AM

    OMG! Sometimes it's people like your co-workers that MAKE me want to eat..."just to show them"! Proud of you for standing by your decision (lol sounds like one of your co-workers herself didn't have b'fast?!) and even more proud of you for stopping at half the muffin and half the hashbrowns and getting a tea to drink! YOU GO GIRL! :)

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GAS_SAG 1/18/2012 9:56PM

    LOL sorry they sound like they are a little too supportive. Although you have to give them credit at least they care. :)

I was at mcdonalds a week ago tomorrow for supper. Got light headed and dizzy at the gym and just needed something quick! Before that it has probably been a month. I have to admit I go there occasionally but in moderation nothing is bad! you just have to watch your eating the rest of the day. :) You are doing awesome and definitely made the right choice eating breakfast.

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DAWNIEMARIE2012 1/18/2012 9:48PM

    I loved,loved your blog! Your right there is nothing wrong with going to Mickey D's as long as it is moderate! For me I can't go there, and prolly won't till I am where I want to be! Sometimes it's a wonderful thing to have food police , they all mean well you know that! I won't let you fall off the wagon, I'll be right beside you and when you need that extra push you can count on me!! I'm proud of you, you are my MOTIVATON! Keep up the Great work, you can do this! emoticon

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NAENAE1974 1/18/2012 6:32PM

    And knowing you the way I do you told them in a nice way to MYOB your doing what your suppose to and you look wonderful.. so keep on keeping on...love ya
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ELECTRICITY3699 1/18/2012 4:21PM

    It's all about moderation - one day isn't going to kill you! Besides, you should have some breakfast, just not McDonalds daily :)

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2MUCHRUTHIE 1/18/2012 3:21PM

    I agree with you!

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BECKYLIVES 1/18/2012 1:42PM

    Chrissy,
Oh you're making me giggle! I'm sorry you were caught by the food police at work this morning!
I stopped in for McD's yesterday for breakfast and because one of the kids wasn't cooperating I had to stop there for lunch too! I wasn't happy with the lunch piece but I think I did rather well under the circumstances.
Life happens and you're making so many great strides, not baby steps! I'm so proud of you!
Keep rockin' Chrissy!
Becky

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HALLOWBABY 1/18/2012 11:29AM

    I agree...good for you. Just because we are trying to lose weight, does not mean we have to give up everything. It is all in moderation. As long as you work it into your nutrition plan for the day, it's all good. I work in a preschool, and Wednesdays is french toast stick day, one of my favorites. Is it healthy, like oatmeal? Of course not, but I am not going to deprive myself to where I completely fall off the wagon. I just make sure to work it into my Wednesday meal plan, eat just a serving size, and eat a lighter lunch. There is nothing wrong with what you did, and sometimes people just need to relax! The last thing YOU need are people policing you. This weight loss journey is difficult enough as it is with out that. emoticon

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RNCMOM4 1/18/2012 10:53AM

    Good for you! I think you stayed right on plan, unfortunately it is human nature to judge others immediately and say something that maybe shouldn't be said. None of are perfect and I indulge every so often or take a day off from exercise too! Most importantly you are happy with your progress and that's great, keep up the great work!

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It's Friday, Friday

Friday, January 13, 2012

Had a wonderful time at Zumba last night! I love the instructor she was so patient and full of energy, she is a keeper for sure..I'm glad I took the time to find someplace I like. Thinking of trying something called "dance walk" on Monday morning, I don't work because of the Holiday and it sounds like fun...tonight will be a work out DVD night and then no planned exercise for the weekend..I am protecting that time for my family...I work full time, and am doing some work out type of activity every week night, so weekends are times for me to just chill with the family.

  
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FORBANDE 1/13/2012 1:15PM

    So glad you found a class!!! Finding exercise we love is sooo important to sticking with it. Can't wait to find out what "dance walk" is.

Have a great time with your family!! It's sooo important!

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Staying the course

Thursday, January 12, 2012

I've got 15 minutes before I leave for Zumba. We're going to try a different place and see what happens. I called and the instructor seemed pretty nice. I'm glad I like Zumba and I'm proud of myself for sticking with my plan this week. I will be soooo glad when I find a place that I'm going to stick with.Organization and planning are key for me to succeed. I have not been very good at planning my meals and I think that's why it has been difficult to stick with a healthy plan. But I'm doing it slow and steady.

  
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BEAMIES 1/16/2012 1:43PM

    I have just recently got into Zumba. What a fun workout! Hope you like the new place!

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OCEANUSBOREALIS 1/13/2012 7:16AM

    I don't like meal planing either. I find it hard, tedious nad doesn't leave any wiggle room. It is especially frustrating when something does wiggle and you don't follow it, and I end up feeling bad about myself. Instead, I have allotted calorie ranges for each meal. I know that I should consumer under 500 for breakfast, 600 for lunch and 700 for supper with 100 for snack. Sticking in a calorie range work better for me.

Little steps at a time and you'll find what works best for you.

Zumba is fun too! IT's one of those things that gives you such a great workout, but doesn't feel so daunting like other forms of exercise.

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FORBANDE 1/13/2012 5:24AM

    Yep. Baby steps with a fair amount of trial and error thrown in. :)

You are doing so well! You GOT this!

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Maybe I just want.....EVERYTHING!!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

My hubby likes to joke that everything is "all about me" that I like things to be my way. He's right, I do like things my way..is there something wrong with that? My BFF and I tried out a new Zumba class last night. I looove Zumba, would so much rather do that then walk on a treadmill but I wasn't thrilled with the class. I have been going to a class for a few months at a local Martial Arts studio, I loved the class, the teachers, and the atmosphere..problem is that the class outgrew the space! There just isn't enough room to move around and boy do you move in Zumba! The class we went to last night had plenty of space but no projector screens and the space was huge (tennis court sized), so I really couldn't see what the instructor was doing and she didn't have a headset to announce what she was doing...at my old class the instructor would call out..single, singe, double, double..so you knew to do a move once or twice or whatever..my BFF loved last nights class, she picked up on the instructors hand signals, even though she couldn't see her feet, she said that at the old class she felt like people were watching her...I never felt that way but if they were I really don't care, but apparently it matters to her..so I guess we will continue to look for a class although a part of me says screw it..just go back to my old studio and get there super early to stake out my spot..and then another part of me is like "ok, Chrissy is this just you finding excuses to not exercise"...or "ok, Chrissy is this just you trying to make it be all about you"...ah well at least I went to a class and never stopped moving..even if I didn't know what I was doing...Day 3 of working on me and all seems well.. emoticon

  
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FORBANDE 1/11/2012 5:25PM

    Maybe both or neither are a good fit. The important thing is that you are evaluating and trying things. You'll find what fits.

Day 3 of working on you and all IS well. :)

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ELECTRICITY3699 1/11/2012 12:45PM

    Maybe you can find a class you both like? Maybe the instructor for the old class can split them up if you talked to her/him? Zumba around here is crazy. Used to only offer classes at the YMCA, but now there are classes everywhere! One day, I'm going to try it, one day...lol

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