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New Milestones – new measurements

Sunday, September 01, 2013

I’ve now lost 66 pounds!!!!! I just might get to my summer goal of 350 yet! 10 pounds to go!! Thought you might be interested in my workout routine.

I am doing my workout each day – I do the 55 minute version of Turbo Chair Workout (kindly sent to me by Paul Eugene), - here is the 22 minute version –

www.chairfitnessworkouts.com/

then I do 10 minutes of pedal exercise,



then I do the 9 minute seated upper body workout by coach Nicole.

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/videos-
detail.asp?video=39


Then to finish up I do several strength exercises with my dumbbells takes about 1 or 2 minutes each one

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis
es.asp?exercise=42


www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis
es.asp?exercise=69


www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/ex/exerc
ises.asp?ID=73


www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/ex/exerc
ises.asp?ID=156


www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/ex/exerc
ises.asp?ID=157


www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/ex/exerc
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www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis
es-pop-indiv.asp?ID=74


www.youtube.com/watch?v=COUFpuWxXMQ

To some this might seem excessive but it works real well for me.

At least once a week I add a 20 minute seated resistance band workout.

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/videos-
detail.asp?video=99


At least once a week I do coach Nicole’s seated core workout.

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/videos-
detail.asp?video=42


I also walk most every day –between 10 minutes and 1 hour depending on how I feel.

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Every now and then – not a set schedule – I use my shake weight

player.vimeo.com/video/24286519

takes me about two hours to work out – not counting my walk – I realize not everyone has this kind of time to devote to exercise….I am disabled so I am home all day, and able to workout pretty much whenever I want to – the only thing that interferes is Daddy’s cancer therapies. But Daddy is worth it!

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New measurements taken 8-31-13

Inches lost since last measurements from 7-30-13


Waist = loss of 10.25 inches!!!!!! No wonder my pants are falling down!
Hips = loss of 5.50 inches
Neck = loss of 1.5 inches
Thigh = loss of 2.25 inches
Calf = loss of 0.5 inches
Upper arm = loss of 0.5 inches
Bust = loss of 0.75 inches

Everyone have a great day!

  
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AMANDANCES 9/6/2013 8:37AM

    You're an amazing and inspiring friend, and I thank you for sharing your successes with us! Not everybody could do all that hard work, so I'm extra impressed. That's a LONG workout! Will keep you and your Daddy in my prayers and thoughts :) HUGS!

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LYNETTEMOM 9/6/2013 12:20AM

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You go, girl!

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COLOR-BLUE 9/2/2013 3:42PM

    OH MY GOSH!!! You Rock!!! I know that some people may say it's extreme, but if it works for you, it isn't, extreme!!! I'm going to start doing some of those exercises that you have on your blog. I do walk everyday. We, God and I, are on 11 laps around our loop, which gives me approximately 2.6 miles. Then I do some 10 minute videos, and some challenges that I'm involved in and I call it a day. However, I love what I see you doing, and I love the results, too.

Thanks for sharing,

Be blessed,

- Nancy Jean -

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SCOTMAMA 9/2/2013 1:11PM

    You're doing just emoticon and I'm soooo happy to call you a friend.

One of these days you'll be a mere shadow of your former self, and I'll be able to say I knew you "back when." Keep up the good work!

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ELMA1913 9/2/2013 1:10PM

    WOW what a workout, and if it works for you then it is not excessive! I am so impressed not only with your work out, but your weight and inches lost. You are doing wonderful, and it shows that you really, really want to get that extra weight off. With your great attitude, you WILL be successful. emoticon

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GEMINISUE 9/2/2013 8:09AM

    This is so great, so proud of you!

Hugs
Linda

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SUNNYRAYE 9/2/2013 6:41AM

    Wow! This is awesome emoticon

Well done on the exercise. You are doing great!
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NANCYPAT1 9/1/2013 5:11PM

    Doing what you NEED to do in order to get to where you want to be - doesn't seem excessive to me - of course, I work out in the pool for about 3 hours each day AFTER my full-time job. I have a goal and am really working to get healthy and I am worth the effort and SO ARE YOU. You are a true inspiration and I appreciate your sharing your workout routines with us.

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MOM2ACAT 9/1/2013 1:41PM

    emoticon Well done!
I have one of Paul Eugene's workouts also.

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KAZZIE531 9/1/2013 1:40PM

    Holy Crap Kathy...What a workout!!!

emoticon on the weight loss!!!

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SCARLETTHEATHER 9/1/2013 1:09PM

    Great job!

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WEEPINGANGEL74 9/1/2013 11:33AM

    Making great progress!! Whether it sounds like a lot of working out to us or not, if it is what works for you, then do it!!

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HAWTGRANNY2014 9/1/2013 11:21AM

    Awesome job. You are really moving. I bet you feel so much better. I think I need one of those pedal things. I have not been on a bike in years. Keep on going . Pam

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BESCATS 9/1/2013 10:56AM

    So emoticon girl !! You are doing a fantastic job, and it's so nice that there are exercises that everyone can do to get the benefits they need.

You are such a motivation to all. emoticon Keep up the good work !!

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AWESOMECHELZ 9/1/2013 10:50AM

    I don't think it is excessive and WHAT a wonderful blog!! When we were younger, we could stay active for hours and do great. Then, as we get older, we stop that so I think what you have is wonderful and GOOD FOR YOU!! emoticon emoticon
Love, Chelsea emoticon

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TRUE2NDCHANCE 9/1/2013 10:25AM

    Fantastic!! Your doing great!! Congratulations!!!

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POUTINGPEGGY 9/1/2013 10:22AM

    Fantastic news! But no surprise because you are working so hard. You deserve your success emoticon

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NASFKAB 9/1/2013 9:56AM

  Wow you are doing great but I thought not to do strength each day wish I could do as much

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MPETERSON2311 9/1/2013 9:45AM

    That's awesome!

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A_BIT_AT_A_TIME 9/1/2013 9:29AM

    Wow - what a workout!- no wonder your pants are falling down! Way to go! I'll have to check out that Paul Eugene video, I've never taken the time to try it.

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Workout Motivation – Duct tape?

Monday, August 26, 2013

Today I did NOT want to workout. I decided I was not going to. Then I felt guilty and FAT. I finally talked myself into starting my workout. You know what? – Once I started I loved it. I even did a little extra today. I think we all have days when we simply do not want to workout. I’ll tell you one of my little secrets into getting started.

This idea came from my quitting smoking. Every time I wanted a cigarette I would picture this little demon called the nicodemon sitting on my shoulder telling me to smoke. I would picture myself taping this little jerk up with duct tape!

I apply the same little mind game to my workouts. There is this weak little jerk that sits on my shoulder and tells me I don’t have to workout today…that I don’t need to…that I can do it tomorrow. He keeps up a constant stream of this defeating talk. He doesn’t want me to become strong and healthy because then he won’t have a job! Once I realize where all the talk is coming from, I simply grab my duct tape and tape the jerk up! That shuts him up so I can get my workout in!!!!

So here is some duct tape – proven to work well with nicodemons and workout demons!

  
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SUNFLOWERGAMMY 9/7/2013 5:28PM

    I am thinking maybe duct taping my hand held weights or one of my resistance bands to my shirt might actually work. I just can't remove them from my shirt until have used them for the day! emoticon emoticon or maybe just tape my balance ball to my back side emoticon emoticon

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TRUE2NDCHANCE 9/1/2013 10:30AM

    OMG I love this idea!! Thank you so much, I will use it myself!! Being a souterner, we keep duct tape as a staple lol. Another good use for it!!
Darlene

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MPETERSON2311 8/31/2013 9:20PM

    This is a great idea!

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LYNETTEMOM 8/29/2013 11:27AM

    As they say, duct tape works for everything--Red Green would love you!

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GEMINISUE 8/28/2013 12:18PM

    emoticon what a GREAT IDEA, so whenever I see duct tape on someone's shoulder, I will know they did what they needed to do. I will remember this!

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Linda

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BLEGNER11 8/27/2013 5:42PM

    Duct tape sounds great My goal is to get to the Y at least three times a week. Tomorrow I am going to go after I have my doctor's appt. I was going to go today but something told me not to and when Jeff pulled the line out of his port for his chemo I was glad that I was home. emoticon

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MOVEITMARY 8/27/2013 1:44PM

    I love this blog! What a fantastic visualization. The meadows and flowers thing never really worked for me, but duct tape I can deal with.

And THANK YOU for spelling it correctly. "Duck tape" is one of my pet peeves.

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AMANDANCES 8/27/2013 10:55AM

    I love it!! What a great idea!!!

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ELMA1913 8/27/2013 10:32AM

    This made me laugh! Another use for duct tape - thanks for the great idea!

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DALMOM2007 8/27/2013 6:34AM

    Use 2398 for Duct tape! emoticon Love it!

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POUTINGPEGGY 8/26/2013 7:31PM

    You know this just might work for me. I always make excuses to not exercise. emoticon now as well as your hundred or so reasons for losing weight you should list a hundred uses for duct tape.

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FORMYDARLINGS 8/26/2013 7:24PM

   

Thanks for a great idea to shut up 2 demons I face daily.

Gini

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NASFKAB 8/26/2013 7:03PM

  thanks

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A_BIT_AT_A_TIME 8/26/2013 6:17PM

    Duct tape as a weight loss tool! Awesome!

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LINDA! 8/26/2013 6:08PM

    I can relate. Many times I also do not want to work out. As soon as I start, I don't want to stop. emoticon

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SADIEMAE32 8/26/2013 5:59PM

    emoticon We can all use a little to tape up our jerks!

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HAWTGRANNY2014 8/26/2013 5:56PM

    Too funny but love it. My hubby is the king of duct tape and uses it on everything.

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BERTAS_JOURNEY 8/26/2013 5:38PM

    That's cute. Actually I think I have one of those that sits on my shoulder at all times. Thanks for sharing your duct tape, it will definitely be put to good use.

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Small Victory!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

You know that dang black truck I keep talking about. Well...I still don't fit in the drivers seat....BUT the passenger side seat belt FITS me and is LOOSE!!!!!! Used to have to really struggle and "suck it in" to get it buckled and hubby had to buckle it..I couldn't do it. But today after James got the transmission fixed we took it for a test drive and I hooked the seat belt with ease and with room to spare...made me so happy!!!

Wish the truck had a tilt steering wheel...then I would fit in the drivers seat. Oh Well, it is one of my big goals and I will keep pushing towards it!!!!

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BLEGNER11 8/27/2013 5:44PM

    I will anxiously wait to hear when you are able to drive it

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AMANDANCES 8/27/2013 10:56AM

    emoticon WHOO HOO!!!!

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MOVEITMARY 8/26/2013 1:06PM

    That is a great victory! Keep up the good work!
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HAWTGRANNY2014 8/25/2013 4:06PM

    Awesome . I know that made me feel good to first time I got my seat belt buckled. You will get behind that steering wheel to. I believe in you. You can do it.

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WANDA68 8/25/2013 2:25PM

    That is awesome Way to go! keep up the good work! You will succeed with your goals!

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A_BIT_AT_A_TIME 8/25/2013 12:55PM

    I LOVE that you have a goal parked right out front where you can see it! That's awesome news - you're going to get there!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DALMOM2007 8/25/2013 12:40PM

    emoticon That is a great victory! Loose seatbelts are great! Before you know it, you'll be sitting behind the wheel! emoticon emoticon

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BESCATS 8/25/2013 10:51AM

    My hubby has a seat belt extender for our cars, and I keep hoping he will lose enough weight to buckle the belt without it, but we are not doing so well right now. emoticon

That is emoticon . I love those NSV, and I like it that you have a specific goal in mind that you are working toward. emoticon You are doing a great job.

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NEWTINK 8/25/2013 7:32AM

    That is so great emoticon

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POUTINGPEGGY 8/25/2013 5:29AM

    Doesn't it feel great! Whenit happened did you stop and go 'What?'. You know same thing happened to me on Friday. Now you know you just have to keep plugging away nd you will be in that driving seat and then the world is your oyster! So happy for you!
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FORMYDARLINGS 8/25/2013 3:42AM

   
Those NSV's ( non scale victories) are worth their weight in gold. I love it when I realize through these victories that this is indeed working. Keep up the great work. Wonderful to hear from you!


Gini

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    emoticon emoticon emoticon for NS Victories!!!!

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NASFKAB 8/24/2013 11:35PM

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KING_SLAYER 8/24/2013 11:29PM

    Congratulations! Getting a little closer each and every day to your goals!!!

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MNNICE 8/24/2013 11:09PM

    Hang in there! You've set the goal, now keep reaching for it!

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CAKEMAKERMOM 8/24/2013 10:03PM

    You'll get there just like you've gotten here!

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MJRVIC2000 8/24/2013 9:43PM

    Be glad and thank God for all your blessings. In His Grace! Vic.

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AJB121299 8/24/2013 9:30PM

    good luck

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Neat Reasons to lose weight!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

I've kept this list on my personal website for many years (wildkat781.com)
It was made by me and a group of my friends many years ago. It is long but I hope you enjoy and I think you can probably relate to at least a few



1. To feel better about myself.
2. To increase my feelings of self worth.
3. To be able to run and jump without worrying about hurting myself.
4. To look good in a tight dress.
5. To be able to wear shorts in the summer.
6. To be able to go swimming without being self-conscious.
7. To feel I can go swimming at all!
8. To be able to run with my grandchildren
9. To be healthier.
10. To not have fear going to the doctors, because he'll make me get on a scale.
11. To be able to wear a bra that actually fits.
12. To not worry about lawn chairs breaking.
13. To not worry about where to sit at a picnic or on an airplane.
14. To not get "those looks" at a restaurant, even when eating normal food.
15. So my ankles don't puff up and look like there's half a tennis ball on each side.
16. To be able to use a public washroom comfortably.
17. To be able to go into any store, and buy the clothes I like, not just the ones that fit.
18. To not feel awkward about going clothes shopping, or shoe shopping.
19. To be able to order clothes from a catalogue without worrying if they will fit.
20. To be able to wear something that doesn’t say PLUS on it.
21. To reduce my blood pressure.
22. So I can feel comfortable.
23. So I can run on the beach in a bathing suit and feel proud.
24. So taking a bath is a luxurious thing, instead of taking a shower so I won't risk overflowing the tub.
25. So my pants won't wear out between my legs while the rest of them are still in good shape.
26. I want to be able to read the scale by just looking down, straight down.
27. I don't ever want to feel my fat jiggle again!
28. So I can look in the mirror from the neck down and like what I see.
29. To feel strong and fit again.
30. So I can show off my muscles, instead of just feeling fat.
31. So I can play with my dog again!
32. So I can drive my car and feel comfortable.
33. So I don't feel like I'm always leaning back while sitting in a chair, because of my butt.
34. So I can walk up a flight of stairs and not feel winded.
35. So I can wear tight jeans.
36. So I can get up and dance and not feel weird.
37. So I can go on rides at amusement parks again, without stuffing myself into the seat shamefully.
38. So I don't have to worry about the maximum weight an exercise machine can take before I use it.
39. I want to deprive my cats of a perching spot on my chest because it’s too small.
40. So I don't get that pitying look when I go to a gym to work out.
41. So I can lay outside and suntan on my front lawn if I want.
42. I want to wear underwear that looks cute and dainty, not something industrial.
43. So I can buy lingerie that fits, and looks good.
44. So I can buy lingerie without getting weird looks from store clerks or other customers.
45. I want to be able to at least consider entering a triathlon and have it be a possibility.
46. So getting dressed every morning is a joy and not a dreaded chore.
47. So I can pick the haircut I really want and not just one that is for fat people.
48. So I'm when people start talking about weight loss, I don't feel they mean me.
49. So no one ever calls me "a big girl" ever again.
50. So I'm not embarrassed to have my picture taken.
51. So when my photo is taken with my family I don't have to groan inside myself as I know how terrible I am going to make the family picture look.
52. So I don't get those indents on my thighs from the arms of the chair I'm sitting in.
53. So I can cross my legs.
54. So I can walk in heels without fear.
55. So I can put my jeans in the dryer, have a shower, get out of the shower, walk to the dryer and just pull my jeans on, instead of waiting to really, really dry off and then fight to get the zipper up.
56. So I can put my clothes in the dryer and forget to check the timer, and not worry about them fitting.
57. So my bras don't stretch on the sides, or get pulled seams.
58. So I can crawl around on the floor hooking up computer cables without wondering how bad I look.
59. So I can look in a full-length mirror with pride, instead of despair.
60. So I can get up from the floor in one smooth move and not a grab and hold on to something move.
61. So I can get on with my life!!!!!!!!!!!!
62. So those stupid gowns at the doctors or chiropractors not only fit, but also are too big.
63. So I can show off my legs, instead of monster ham thighs.
64. So I can look good in a business suit or a short skirt, instead of always wearing loose clothing.
65. So my back doesn't hurt so much.
66. So I can lie in bed, look down and see my toes without lifting my head off the pillow.
67. So I don't have to worry about what fits in the closet and what doesn't.
68. So I don't have to worry about the seasons changing, and will my summer/winter clothes still fit.
69. So I don't fear the onset of summer and light clothing.
70. So I don't crave wintertime, so I can hide under big jackets and sweaters.
71. So I don't think mean thoughts when I see skinny women.
72. So my doctor will never say, "you really need to lose some weight" to me ever again, but instead says nothing more than "see you next year".
73. So no one will ever again ask me "when is your baby due", and I'm not pregnant.
74. So people in the supermarket don't look in my cart when they think I'm not looking, to see what a "fat person" eats.
75. So I look lean, mean and powerful.
76. So I can say my weight out loud with pride.
77. So the old pictures of the fat lady at the circus don't look like me.
78. So I can say to other people who are overweight, hey, I was there once too, and maybe help them get to where they want to be.
79. So I don't wonder if people are saying, "what is HE doing with HER "? (My honey is skinny and can eat anything)
80. So I don't have to worry about my bathroom scales breaking.
81. So I am in control of what exercise I choose and not what I am able to do as of being so over weight.
82. So I don't have to give excuses for being over weight.
83. So I can shave my legs in a shower without gashing myself because I can't see around my fat.
84. So I can ride a horse again!
85. So I can go out fishing with friends, and not be scared to walk inside the boat because I'm so heavy I will tip it.
86. To be able to go canoeing, and my end doesn't sink real low while the other person is almost in the air.
87. So my Grandchildren never remember me as fat.
88. So I can stand up in a boat again, with balance and grace, instead of hanging onto the sides and wondering how I'll get back in if I fall out.
89. So I can boat out to the middle of a lake and go swimming, and be able to pull myself back in the boat.
90. No more "beached whale" comments, anywhere.
91. So I can go into public and not care what type of looks I get.
92. So I can sit on a bar stool and I'm actually sitting ON it, not on it and around it too.
93. So a regular towel goes all the way around me, and maybe even looks cute.
94. So my socks pull all the way up.
95. So I can hug my knees to my chest again, and it’s comfortable.
96. So I can sit on a chair, and have my feet on that chair too, and not be sitting on them.
97. So I can wear a low cut sweater and my collarbones show.
98. So I can wear a light blouse or sweater, and there aren't dents where my bra straps are.
99. So I don't have to worry about arthritis or joint replacement when I get older.
100. So furniture doesn't groan when I sit on it, or wear out long before it should because I'm too heavy.
101. So I never have to look at someone else with envy again, thinking, "Wow, I wish I was that thin".
102. I want to lose weight so that my breasts stick out more than my stomach and not the other way around.
103. I can sit comfortably in the lawn chair all the way instead of sitting on the edge and the arms
pinching me.
104. I can fit into the theatre seats comfortably.
105. I can sit at the booth OR table in the restaurant. I don't have to be embarrassed because I need a
table.
106. I can look straight down and see my toes instead of bending over to see them.
107. I can bend over comfortably to tie my shoes.

  
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MEMKEEPR 8/27/2013 12:36PM

    That list sure works for me too. It's like you were reading my mind. emoticon emoticon

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BELDONDOG1 8/24/2013 5:34PM

    What a great list! Thank you for sharing. Wouldn't it be great to look at that list and think, gee, nothing on there applies to me! Yeah, right! lol Again, thanks!

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MNDEBBIE1 8/24/2013 1:55PM

    I have to agree with the whole list. Thanks for sharing it. emoticon

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DALMOM2007 8/24/2013 11:24AM

    All execellent reasons and a great motivational tool! I can relate to almost all of them...thank you for sharing it. emoticon

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ELMA1913 8/24/2013 7:11AM

    That is a great list.

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MOVEITMARY 8/23/2013 6:16PM

    All that!!!

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CONNIEDETHOMAS 8/23/2013 3:03PM

    Impressive list!!! Thanks for sharing it.
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SNOOPYMOMMA72 8/23/2013 10:07AM

    Wow! What an awesome list! Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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FEMISLIM 8/23/2013 1:19AM

    Great list!

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REMEMBER_THIS 8/22/2013 11:19PM

    A great list that I understand.

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LINOVER 8/22/2013 10:01PM

    Great list!

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SIMONEKP 8/22/2013 9:07PM

    wow, that is a long list

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KING_SLAYER 8/22/2013 8:41PM

    That is quite a list you got there!


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IDLETYME 8/22/2013 7:40PM

    Wow - terrific list!!! Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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SKYE996 8/22/2013 7:17PM

    What a great list! Thanks for sharing.

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NASFKAB 8/22/2013 6:24PM

  truth

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MOM2ACAT 8/22/2013 5:51PM

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HOLLYM48 8/22/2013 5:17PM

    emoticon reasons! Keep on pushing!

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JAOTAO 8/22/2013 5:13PM

    Great reasons all of them! If you can see it - you can be it! Good luck to you!

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POUTINGPEGGY 8/22/2013 5:09PM

    Oh yes I can relate, that's me! emoticon

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Frustrating Plateau

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Well – I haven’t lost any weight since July 30th. That’s 16 days! I am not happy. I am eating the same way as I always do and I am working out every day! (TMI alert = I have been constipated for nearly two weeks…just going enough to keep me from going to the doctor – so that could have something to do with it)



I know plateaus are normal…I know I will eventually get past this, but it is so frustrating right now.



I have not gained any weight – for that I am grateful. I will continue my routine and wait this out. I WILL get past this and continue losing weight. I just have to keep at it and keep my motivation up.



Hope you are all having a great day




edit = 8-17-13 = It seems the plateau is over for now...I finally lost a pound!

  
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SIMONEKP 8/22/2013 9:09PM

    been dealing with stops and starts since june 1st

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HAWTGRANNY2014 8/20/2013 9:07PM

    keep on pushing through,

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HAWTGRANNY2014 8/20/2013 9:06PM

    congrats on the pound. That is great . When I can't go to the bathroom eating corn helps me. Keep on going and the weight will come off. Sometimes losing it slow is good because it doesn't find its way home again. Pam

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NANCYPAT1 8/17/2013 10:32AM

    Thank you for the lovely images - I have frequent plateaus - went the entire month of June with only a .2 weight loss - keep in mind, I ate healthy, stayed in my ranges and balance of fat, carbs, and protein, exercised a LOT, did strength training and aerobics, and STILL lost .2 pounds. July, improved greatly, and now I am continuing my slow but steady pace. Constipation can REALLY be a factor and building muscle can too - frustrating but your attitude is wonderful and I try to remember that my weight loss tends to occur in a pretty erratic pattern. You will see the loss before long.

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LINDA! 8/17/2013 10:08AM

    emoticon emoticon Great news.

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NEWTINK 8/16/2013 5:41PM

    I know it is frustrating but hang in there it will all work out eventually and then you will be on your way down again emoticon

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MCFITZ2 8/16/2013 3:42PM

    Be sure you are eating enough fiber AND drinking enough water. Some things get me moving (tomatoes with skins and prunes are 2)
Also you have been under a lot of stress with your dad. That also makes a difference. Hang in there and you know it will move. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ALL4BMI 8/16/2013 1:19PM

    I feel for ya!

I am there myself - my weight fluctuates in the same range - back to my start weight of the last month. emoticon

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CAKEMAKERMOM 8/16/2013 1:02PM

    Lots of good advice here. More fruits and veggies, less grains and lots of water should help.

I find that a change in eating habits occasionally helps to move that scale. Your body gets used to things quickly.

You will get past this!

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SKYE996 8/16/2013 12:15PM

    Sorry to hear about your plateau, they can be so frustrating. Try Dulcolax for your constipation. I have used it in the past and it was very "gentle" on my system. This may not be the best suggestion but it has always worked for me in the past when I hit a plateau. Up your calories for a day or two then drop them back down to what you are currently eating. Sometimes that seems to re-jumpstart your weight loss. You may also want to switch up your workout routine. Your body gets used to what you are eating and what activites you do so it resets itself as if that is normal and not weight loss mode. Make some changes in your eating and exercising and you should see the scale start to move again. Oh, and are you taking your measurments? Sometimes it's not the number on the scale you see changing but the number on your measuring tape. Keep your head up! You WILL overcome this plateau!!

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STRESS80 8/16/2013 10:20AM

    Constipation has a lot to do with it. Are you eating enough grains and freggies? Water is important to with that particular issue. I have stuggled with this as well. I hope you are able to void soon. You can do this as you have been doing amazing. Let me know if you need anything. I have 2 adult children with Spina Bifida and we struggle with constipation every day. So I might have some suggestions that could work for you too. Paula~

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KARENKANDO 8/16/2013 6:56AM

    That commitment and determination of yours? It will carry you far my friend! Just hang in there a little while longer and that scale will start to drop, drop, drop when you lease except it. In the meantime, might I suggest measuring yourself? When we don't see improvement on the scale, we almost always find it on the tape measure. emoticon

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DALMOM2007 8/16/2013 6:38AM

    Sorry to hear about your "issue", and I'm sure that has a lot to do with your plateau. I hope your problem is resolved soon, that must be quite uncomfortable. As far as the plateau, I know that you will hang in there and get through it....before you know it, the weight will start going down again. emoticon

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NASFKAB 8/15/2013 7:29PM

  keep at it you will do it

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POUTINGPEGGY 8/15/2013 5:54PM

    You know you are doing all the right things so just hang in there. One day you will weigh in and find overnight you've lost 5lb! Are you drinking enough fluids? People are right about the sodium, it makes me bloated if I eat too much salt. Love the pictures. The one of the yellow fat certainly gives us incentive to keep going. Just imagine what our insides look like ? So come on you know you can do this, you know how far you've come. There's no rush, it's for life. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LETHA_ 8/15/2013 4:41PM

    Hang in there. We're all rooting for you.
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KAREN608 8/15/2013 4:27PM

    Try to be sure to eat fiber rich foods.
Hoping the scale goes down soon.
Watch sodium as it makes me bloat
and not lose weight and I like that salt.


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ECHARBOR 8/15/2013 3:44PM

  Try a stool softener such as fiber lax which is sold over the counter and helps keep me regular

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SCOTMAMA 8/15/2013 3:38PM

    You are a great motivator! Did you check to see if maybe you are getting too much sodium? Usually when I've been good and the scale doesn't move I find sodium is the culprit.

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