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Really doing it!

Monday, March 05, 2007

Yeah, that's me. I'm really doing this. I'm really losing weight. I'm really working out and trying to eat healthy! :)

Today I weighed in at 271!!!!!! That is SO CLOSE to my current mini goal of being at/below 270 before April! :) I'm going to have to set a new goal soon! ahhahaha. Anyway. When I get there I can say -- I've lost (over maybe) 20 lbs!!! Isn't that crazy??? I'm so psyched.

The only big bummer is that due to financial constraints I have to put off grocery shopping till later and we REALLLLY need some fresh food. So it will be a struggle this week to meet my goals of eating some fruit and veggies each day. I still have some frozen peas... and... that's about it. MAYBE some canned corn, but you know, corn is not the paragon of nutrition! I LOVE IT TO DEATH, but it doesn't have a whole lot going on. :) hahahaha. Anyway, it's going to be a bit difficult, especially as I finally have the hubby on a plan. Since he's just starting I'm trying to reinforce the idea that for right now you're just learning about what you're eating and do not beat yourself up about going outside of the goal.

I was in here reading spark emails yesterday and I went out into the living room and he had devoured most of a large bag of jalapeno cheddar fries!!! I was like, baby! Do I have to watch you every minute? :) hahahahahhaa. But then I felt bad cause I ended up making him feel all ashamed, and I tried to tout the SparkPeople wisdom -- don't feel too guilty baby, you just have to make sure you continue to stick to the plan and don't give up because you messed up once!! And then what I said before about the beginning being for education more than for sticking to it exactly. But ANYWAY. I'm proud of him for trying to give it a go!

Now to go see what we can eat this week without ruining my progress and his beginnings... :)



Monday, February 26, 2007

I dunno what that title's all about...but basically I'm excited because I was kinda a blob last week. I STUCK TO THE PLAN!! But I didn't do anything extra and I felt a bit halfhearted. I think I ate better last week -- lots of fresh fruit and veggies! But over the weekend I ate HORRIBLY.


I lost weight. I mean, I gauge my eating good and eating bad, all of these are within my cal, carb, fat, AND protein! And I was still excercising as much as I should have been and actually burned a bit more, but I just felt lazy.

So anyway. Now that Aunt Flo is GONE, I feel energized and ready to go! :) Not to mention I'm motivated by my recent loss. Anyway.

I fed EIGHT PEOPLE on Saturday for dinner. I made burgers and potato wedges with a recipe for the burgers from my cook healthy cook quick book. I modified it a BIT, using better buns than suggested, but I also used turkey bacon instead of ham for the filling so it was kind of a trade off. Everything was delicious, I also budgeted myself for cake that evening. hahah. :) We looked through all the cakes in the bakery section to find the one with the best nutrition facts and got it. It was quite delicious!!! But not good for like... EVERYDAY. you know?

But it was ok for one day. But yeah, making 16 burgers with FILLING in side and cooking 3 batches of potato wedges was kinda.... a lot. :) But it was very rewarding to be able to do that for people and make something that everyone enjoyed but still fit within my diet. (Of couse, a few people including myself only ate one burger, which means we had leftovers but since I used semi-healthy recipe to begin with -- I CAN ACTUALLY EAT THEM and not SCREW UP!). hahaha.

Wellllll... I dunno what else to say except I'm losing weight still but my measurements haven't changed since last week, although considering how tall I am I think I'll have to get used to the fact that the scale is going to move faster than my perception of myself. I mean, it definitely did while I was gainign! EEP!

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TURTLE_MOM 2/26/2007 12:42PM

    You are doing great :)

Don't expect measurements to change too fast, I only checked them every 4 weeks. In fact, I'm due to check again but will wait since I went 3 weeks without losing, but now I'm losing again. Doesn't it feel great!

Sounds like a great meal! You did really good!

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Long time no type!

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

It's been a while since I blogged here. I kinda swap out sometimes between here, myspace, and livejournal. But I try to keep my like... OH I ate blahblahblah and I went to the gym! stuff to a minimum there. I don't want to get on everyone's nerves.

I kinda feel like a blob today. Which is stupid, because I went to the gym this morning. But it's that TIME OF THE MONTH. How special! YAY! I'm just starting to get crampy today. I wasn't earlier on, but yeah, now it's starting to really HIT me.

Not to give TMI, but I also had a surprise bathroom emergency of the non-period related kind... I thought the cramps then were period cramps turns out they were NOT and I had to RUN to the bathroom where I stayed for the next... 20-30 minutes.

EMBARRASSING! at work. Yeah...

OK! So! I think I'm going to go to a Pilates class tomorrow night for the first time. I'M SO SCARED! But excited. I've wanted to do Pilates for AGES and I've never had the opportunity until now. We're having a training tomorrow so I'm getting off at like 5:30PM instead of 10!!! So yeah. I'm gonna take the advantage to go to the gym -- that is! unless I'm dying with cramps since it's supposed to be an off day from the gym ANYWAY.

LOST! tonight! :) yay! I love that show.

I am feeling comfy right now because I have on slipper socks (yes at work... they're under my desk...).

That's all for now. Anyone who read this I'm sorry about the bodily function updates. :)

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SMLUNDEEN 2/22/2007 10:21AM

    I know what you mean, I currently don't have the monthly visitor coming because I have an IUD, but I've had that crampy feeling myself lately. I think it's my body adjusting to all this healthy food. Anyway, good luck with Pilates! One of these days I'm going to try Yoga. I'm going to buy a mat and a DVD and try it out. I hear it's really great! Good luck! Let me know how it goes!

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Wednesday, February 14, 2007


It's pretty cool.

All these women at my work have roses! hahaha :) well, at least they're all gone for the day now. As much as I don't like roses I can't help but feel jealous. I would want some gerber daisies and lilys or something.

Chocolate is expected but I don't know what else. The hubbie vowed to get HIGH QUALITY not QUANTITY of chocolate, so I think that will help keep me in line for the SPARK. :)

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SMLUNDEEN 2/14/2007 10:37PM

    Just be glad that your hubby is home to give you SOMETHING for Valentine's day. Last year I was lucky to have him home, the 3 years before that, no. This year, no. So I don't have to worry about the candy. Although, I would love it if he had at least called and had some flowers sent to me.

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Tuesday, February 13, 2007

I posted a long entry but the internet crapped out when I hit post.



Funk class this morning.

Rolled ankle.

Not that bad, just slightly painful when still too long.


Almost lunch time.

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SMLUNDEEN 2/14/2007 10:37PM

    HA HA HA HA HA! I can't help but laugh at your recap! Short, sweet and to the point!

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