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Day 124: Experiment in Progress.. and a little clothes shopping too!

Friday, May 04, 2012

Yesterday I experimented with not listening to my book on tape that I normally do through out the day while doing chores and exercising to see if that is what was making me so hungry/munchie and heavy feeling/kinda blue. Well, I think Day 1 of the experiment went really well. I didn't eat the house down like I was the last few days and I feel better already emotionally too. It may just be a fluke thing seeing that it was only one day so far, but as of now I'm going to go with it and start limiting my audio books to the evenings for a short period of time. That way it's in my non-munchie period anyway and I'm only taking in an hour or so of "drama" in. lol!
I also went to Kohl's this morning. My MIL works there and she said I could come and pick some things out for my birthday coming up at the end of the month because she has some good coupons for this weekend. I had a great time! It was so fun seeing what clothes that fit look like!! You don't even realize what tents you've been wearing until you see yourself in clothes that fit. I still only got a couple of things because I still want to go down a few more sizes. I got a size 12 pair of pants that should last for a while because even though they button, they have a drawstring too. (I'm thinking ahead!) lol! I also got some new tennis shoes and socks and work out clothes. I was running around with Jacob the other night playing soccer and my pants kept falling down. Embarrassing, but felt great! lol! What a great way to start off the morning!! Yay! No more XL that was too tight but I refused to buy bigger!! lol! Now I'm in a Medium to Large depending on the top or bottom!! Woohoo! It feels great!!!
And it was such an inspiration to keep moving forward because I can see where I'm headed! So I need to go jump on that treadmill!!

Time to weigh in!
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December 12th HW- 205
January 12th GW- 195 DONE!
February 12th GW- 187 DONE!
March 12th GW- 180 DONE!
April 12th GW- 172 DONE!
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Yesterday's Weight: 166.4
TODAY's Weight: 164.8 WooHoo! Love seeing that 4 again!
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May 12th GW- 165
June 12th GW- 157
July 12th GW- 150
August 12th GW- 145
September 12th GW- 142
October 12th GW- 139
November 12th GW- 137
December 12th GW- 134
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Total Weight Loss to Date: 40.2 POUNDS!!!
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THIS WEEK'S CHALLENGES!!!
Sunday: Light Cardio!! DONE!
Monday: Cardio & ST!! Kinda DONE, I went light because my leg was hurting but I sitll did it! :)
Tuesday: Cardio! DONE!
Wednesday: Cardio & ST!! Barely Done.
Thursday: Cardio! DONE!
Friday: Cardio & ST!!
Saturday: Light Cardio!
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CONSCIENTIOUSSS 5/5/2012 10:00AM

    Your experiment is interesting to me because I've essentially replaced indulgence in overeating with indulgence in reading or TV, which is a happy distraction from the stress and drama of my life :) But, I wonder if it also distracts me from real levels of hunger - and maybe triggers cravings based on old associations? The Qi Gong comment sounds right, but I definitely need music or something else while I'm cleaning! Otherwise it wouldn't get done!
Have you continued to see good results with keeping the audio book to the evening? You're making incredible progress so what you're doing is clearly working!

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RYDERB 5/4/2012 11:20PM

    emoticon emoticon Sara! emoticon

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BEFEARLESSNOW 5/4/2012 9:25PM

    Awesome!! I told you that you would see 164 by the end of the week. It will still say it come weigh in on Sunday. You are doing great Sara. I'm glad not listening to the audio books seemed to help today.

My jeans are falling off of me too. I saved a lot of my clothes from 2004 when I lost a lot of weight due to divorce. Luckily I will fit into the 14's. Sometimes I have a hard time believing that I've lost that much weight. I think I get scared to try on that smaller size, but I am not hating clothes shopping anymore. I know I can fit into the cuter things now.

Keep smiling Sara, have a good night!!





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HIKINGSD 5/4/2012 3:55PM

    Congrats on the clothes!

Happy Early Birthday :)

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BLUE42DOWN 5/4/2012 2:15PM

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How tremendously exciting to fit into some nice new clothes!

And certainly an interesting experiment. Good thing to discover if breaking that connection helps you eat better through the day!

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WINTERHARTT 5/4/2012 1:23PM

    Something that my Acupuncturist/Chinese Medicine practitioner got me into meditation and Qigong. One of the things that Qigong teaches is to focus on the thing that you are doing. Housework, cooking, eating, etc...by focusing on it you are more aware of how your body responds and what it needs. So far it has been working pretty good with me. I'm finding that now when I exercise and actually focus on it, I can tell when it is time to quite and I don't injure myself, or sometimes I can go a little longer. I think you are on the right track with this experiment of yours.

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JCARDINAL 5/4/2012 12:36PM

    Woo Hoo new clothes!! That always puts me in a good mood!!

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DRKEYEZ820 5/4/2012 12:08PM

    WOW! Look at all your progress! Ur kicking some serious butt girl! Super proud of u! Congrats on getting new sizes ! I just got a size 12 pant too, u and i are around the same weight :) Like u, i refuse to buy much until i make goal. Thats alot of money to be spending on clothes lol. I was wearing my size 14's and they were LITERALLY falling off of me, and it DEFINITELY felt uncomfortable to say the least.
WTG girly! Keep up the great work!

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MRSBUMP09 5/4/2012 12:07PM

    WAY TO GO!! emoticon You doing GREAT!! emoticon I love trying on new things and get the feeling, WOW I can fit this. Keep up the good work!

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FINALLYBEINGME 5/4/2012 12:07PM

    emoticon for the new clothes :).. emoticon

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MARSCK 5/4/2012 11:51AM

    Congrats!! Shopping is so hard because I get so excited I want to buy it all!!

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TENACITY918 5/4/2012 11:45AM

    Congrats are in order!!!
First, congrats on fitting into smaller sizes!!
Second, congrats on loosing over 40 lbs!!

Love the 'if you continue, you will change' quote!! So true!!

TGIF! Have a great weekend!

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LOSINGITNOW11 5/4/2012 11:42AM

    emoticon Congrats on the clothes shopping!!! That must feel wonderful!!!

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