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Being away from Spark People

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Hello all! I'm not sure what has happened, but I've taken some time away from spark people. I used to blog almost every day. I think because I don't use the food tracker on spark people, I've started to steer away from the website in general.

Life is going good. I'm down to 364 pounds. Since the first week in February, I've lost 20 pounds which I am happy with. I had a bad week last week and just got frustrated with anyone and everyone, including myself and my weight loss. I am not sure what caused the trigger but I'm back on track.

I have recently applied for a supervisor position at my job so fingers crossed on that one. Hubby and I are planning to start going back to the gym. I know it's the one thing I really need to work on. I was doing really good, then I took a week off and it's amazing how one week off will really cause you to completely stop any routine you had already established.

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RUNNING-TURTLE 5/15/2013 10:44AM

    Good luck.

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ELLENIRENE 5/15/2013 8:32AM

    good luck on your job app. I've been looking for a job since March.

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A Long Time Coming

Monday, April 22, 2013

It's been a while since i have been on sparkpeople. I'm not sure if I was just at the point of getting ready to give up or I just don't seem to want to spend the time on here anymore. The last few weeks have been good. Hubby is coming on board with the weight loss and is starting to watch what he is eating as well.

We are trying about two to three new recipes every pay period to see what we like. I'm going to start working on a cookbook to make that will have all of our favorite receipes in it. My mom gave me a slow cooker recipe book which I need to go through. When I work nights, crock pot cooking is always the best way to go.

I checked the scale today and I am down .8 pounds from last week. I'm now at 368, which is nice because I don't ever remember being this close to 350. In fact, I have never really watched my weight but I remember about 4 years ago my husband bought me a wii and a wii fit and I couldn't use it because I'm over the weight limit. i remember thinking, I only have 25 pounds to go. Well the weight limit is 350, so even then I was heavier than I am now. The realization of that makes me extremely happy.

We have been working on ridding our house of unwanted items. We have moved so much over the last few years and we just keep ending up with more and more junk. Now we are slowly starting to go through everything and get rid of it. I have two tubs full of stuffed animals but I'm starting to wonder what to do with them. I really believe Mike and I will not be having kids, so the idea of passing on the stuffed animals is no longer there. I am thinking of maybe donating some to the local hospitals or maybe to the local salvation army. I think I need to think some more about that, because it is all my child hood memories. I don't know how quick I want to be to throw them away.

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AMBERZADE67 4/25/2013 9:00AM

    Sounds great! emoticon

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RUNNING-TURTLE 4/23/2013 8:34AM

    Good for the both of you. That is terrific.

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SUPER_ACE115 4/23/2013 12:37AM

    It looks like you are making some positive changes in your life and headed in the right direction. Keep it up! emoticon emoticon

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TLG71567 4/22/2013 11:24PM

    That's a great idea to create a cookbook of recipes that you like. I am doing the same thing. Likewise, I am also working on getting rid of lots of stuff in my house. Isn't it amazing how we accumulate so much stuff. As far as the stuffed animals are concerned, I would definitely not get rid of all of them. At least pick out some favorites to hold onto. Like you said they are a part of your childhood.
emoticon Keep up the good work on the weight loss.

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A week away from all things diet and exercise

Monday, April 08, 2013

I just got back from vacation last week to immediately turn around and head to Portland for another mini vacation. This time I tried to be careful of what I was eating, to a point, but I really just enjoyed myself and decided to take the week off. Today, I lost 6 pounds since my weigh in last week. I think sometimes the stress of the weigh in is what is killing me. I put too much pressure on myself.

I had a great NSV the other day. I am completely out of jeans but we ended up at a Lane Bryant store in the mall in Portland. At that store, they had my convertible cargo pants which I love so much. I bought them in a size 26, when all the rest of my clothes are a size 28. I was very excited. I was sick the last two days but hopefully we'll start the gym up again this week.

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UNIT15 4/9/2013 8:50AM

    My absolute favorite thing...being about to drop a pants size!

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PAMLICO-DAZE 4/8/2013 9:17PM

    Enjoyed your blog. Vacations are the best for doing whatever you please. Sounds like you did well. emoticon

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It would be so easy to just give up

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Well I just got back from Sakura Con this last weekend and my scale decided to tell me i had gained 7 pounds. I'm not shocked by the gain because we did a lot of eating out but we also walked on average, about six miles a day all four days. According to myfitness pal, I never went over my calories and so now I just feel defeated. I was so proud of myself for all of the walking but now I just do not seem to have any motivation to care. I've also started my night shift at work so I'm not working 12 hours at night and bored all the time.

I don't want to give up. I have been doing really good. But it's frustrating when your tracker last week said you had 12 pounds total weight loss, and now its saying 4 pounds.

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GAYLLYNNE 4/2/2013 7:53AM

    Been going through some thing similar. Yes, it's easier to give up but don't!! If we keep working at it, we will succeed!!!

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CDCSMITH2013 4/2/2013 5:59AM

    Not sure how your fitnesspall measures calories, but maybe that was off a bit? I also have a 3 pound shift depending on the point I'm at in the month, so if you have something similar, maybe it impacts the weight. You've still lost 4 though. You are still winning the battle, even if there has been a bit of a retreat. You can do this.

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Monday, March 25, 2013

So today I did my usual Monday weigh in and I gained 1.4 pounds. I'm really disappointed in this because I have not been going over my calories and i've actually been more active over the last week. I know there is more that I should do and I think I'm going to have to do it. I am leaving tomorrow night for Seattle for 3 days. I'm really looking forward to the trip and I think I will enjoy Sakura Con. I know we will be doing a lot of walking so that wil help with most of my cardio for the days. Then I'm home for 3 days of working, then off again to Portland. I didn't mean to plan two trips back to back but it just happened that way.

I've noticied I haven't been blogging as much as I was in the beginning. I think some of that is the fact that I'm trying to not spend as much time on the computer as I did before. Another part of it is I don't really feel like i have anything to report. I know I've gotten some more energy. Besides the Portland and the Seattle trips, my goal for April is to majorly cut down on the amount of times I go out to eat. Besides our roadhouse on Wednesday and maybe one other time a month, I should be at home cooking.

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1BEACHWALKER 3/26/2013 4:31PM

    Eating out is so hard on the body-too much sodium and fat! I found when I cut back on eating out, I lost weight. Have you taken measurements, like The_Shakeshaft asked? I have had no loss on the scale before and saw inches lost in the month on several occasions.
Thanks for commenting on my Two Milestones blog last week!
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THE_SHAKESHAFT 3/26/2013 3:15AM

    Do you measure anything else? waist? hips? etc

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RUNNING-TURTLE 3/25/2013 10:35PM

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MICHELLE2343 3/25/2013 5:21PM

    Don't get too down about that number on the scale. I know it is hard to do because I've been there. That is what I love about Spark people, it reminds me to look at what I'm doing and not just the number on the scale. I can tell reading your blog that you have a plan in action and know what you need to do. emoticon

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