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An Honest Conversation with... Myself

Friday, September 28, 2012

So you haven't lost any weight since... well, let's be honest, since June 15. You've been in the 170's since March 9 ... and your lowest weight was 170, ALL the way back in July. WHAT have you been doing? Not a whole lot, huh?!? This entire summer, exercise has been, meh... and there have been a LOT of liberties taken with food... So you think that by being "this way" you're going to get to goal? I don't think so! Do you even want it? It's doesn't seem like it.

Oh, but wait, you say you've gotten "back on track." You've been exercising at least 5 days a week and have reeled in the food monster... well, ok, let's talk about that. You SAY you'll be starting the "Supreme 90" workout on October 1st, and it's a 90 day program, which will take you to the end of the year to finish... that sounds good! THAT means you have to do it EVERY day. No skipping workouts. Not even if you end up with the plague from standing in the rain watching the kids run cross country. Not even on Holidays, when you're "too busy" to do it. NO EXCUSE! The food has always been tracked, good OR bad, but it has to be more good than bad ; )

Ok, so it sounds like you're back on track. Now, how are you going to STAY motivated??? I have a great support system at home and my sparkpeeps! Also, I've joined a new team. It promises a new challenge, with logging your daily calorie burn and a weekly weigh in. Again, all good! So, to jump start the motivation, lets stroll down memory lane, shall we...

Everyone LOVES a good "before" shot! Then to put the icing on the cake (the ONLY cake you'll be having for a while), we'll put your measurements on here too!

You were wearing a size 28 pants and a 4X shirt and 307 pounds, probably more! You didn't start your journey for another 5 months.

Yes, but you're not THERE now... you will be if you don't get your crap together! Right now, you're here...

Here you are wearing a size 16 jeans and an L shirt at about 175 pounds

May 2012 LOVE this pic!!! Katy and I on our first run together.

Ok, so I've done well, and I have a little ways to go... don't forget the analogy of the hill at camp... it will be hard, but not impossible.

Oh, wait, the measurements... In 2010 when I started, these we're the stats...
waist 60 /// hips 59 /// neck 16 /// thigh 34 /// calf 19 /// upper arm 20 /// with a BMI of 60.1

Right now, this is where I'm at...
waist 34... in 2010, my thighs were as big as my waist is now... that's something to ponder
hips 42 /// neck 12.5 /// thigh 23 /// calf 16 /// upper arm 15 /// with a BMI of 33.7

Ok, so THAT's why I'll be doing Supreme 90... Alright, conversation OVER! It's all there, black and white, get it done!!!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MOONBIRD 10/8/2012 1:05PM

    I've never heard of the supreme 90 before. I really need to do something different, and I plan to once I am done with the half marathon. I think my problem is that with the increased mileage, I am hungry, so I eat more. I figure when I burn 1300 calories that having an extra snack or helping of potatoes at dinner won't hurt me, but it does. My body is unforgiving! You have come such a long way and I am proud of how well you have done. Thanks for always motivating me.

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SAINTBETH 10/4/2012 11:17AM

    You have come a long way! I would never have guessed the before photo is you.

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SPSPSP1 10/4/2012 1:02AM

    Good for you for being honest and getting back on track. But, it seems like you are also beating yourself up when you "stumble".

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NAYKNITS 10/3/2012 1:02PM

    I third what chicka said- YOU GO GIRL!!!!

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ENDERLI 10/3/2012 10:34AM

    You are Awesome! You have done so much! You can do it!

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VEGAS2010 10/2/2012 3:37PM

    I am with chica o this!:) emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CHICA125KML 10/2/2012 2:11PM

    You may feel like you are stuck but you are an inspiration to me! Thank you

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SNOWYOGA 10/2/2012 11:51AM

    I know what you mean, I don't do pictures, but you look great and it helps us see how far we have come! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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RECREATING_ME 10/2/2012 11:18AM

    Wow -- just wow. You are truly an inspiration. Thank you for putting this in perspective, not only for yourself, but everyone who reads it.

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WILLPARKINSON 10/1/2012 3:58AM

    I wanted to say something smart and pithy. Everything I typed, though, came out sounding wrong. There is no need to be at all hard on yourself. Honesty is great, but as others have mentioned you need to give yourself an extreme amount of credit for what you've accomplished. Always look toward the future, but keep an eye on the past as well, because that will help you moving forward.

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LETTINGGO85 9/30/2012 11:29PM

    Great plan but don't forget to give yourself credit for how unbelievably far you have come. You will get there!

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MAMADWARF 9/30/2012 10:50PM

    i like the plan and I k now you will do it. cause you are YOU!

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SENIOR62 9/29/2012 3:53PM

  What a great blog.You look great. You should be so proud of yourself. Keep up the great Awesome

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JDUNCA82 9/29/2012 12:59PM

    Great blog! It's hard to evaluate ourselves in such an honest light. I know that I have trouble really examining my habits and admitting that when it comes down to it, the reason my weight has been staying about the same is because I just haven't put in the effort and pushing myself to really see that scale continue to go down! Love the way you did this and congratulations on such awesome progress! Your journey inspires me emoticon

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    You have come so far, its really inspiring...keep up the good work. You can do it. You look great!

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TEMPEST272002 9/29/2012 1:11AM

    Those are some crazy numbers for the measurements! You really have come a long way. If you're like me, sometimes the brain can trick us into forgetting what an accomplishment this kind of weight loss is. Great conversation you've been having. You can do it!!!!!

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FIREFLY4407 9/28/2012 10:04PM

    Your progress is so inspiring! Don't lose focus, you have come so far. We'll be rooting for you for the 90 days!! emoticon emoticon

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ROSET491 9/28/2012 7:44PM

    Think I may have to think about that 90 day challenge! Scale isn't moving for me either! But let's hang tough and take this on!!


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MOJIMAK 9/28/2012 7:43PM

    I think all of us have had conversations like that with ourselves! You are on the right track :-) You've done an amazing job so far and I'm sure you will have success with your 'supreme 90' challenge :-)

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ILOVEMALI 9/28/2012 7:12PM

    You look great-- and you are committed to succeed!!

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FUSIONFITNESS3 9/28/2012 7:02PM

    It's so easy to get comfortable where we are and then before we know it we aren't where we thought we were anymore. We have crept up.
Good for you putting it all into perspective by looking back and comparing Day 1 to today.
You can do It! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ONELBATATIME 9/28/2012 6:20PM

    You have come a long way! I love the conversation with yourself. It sounds like one I need to have with myself.Thank you for your motivation emoticon

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KIBAISREADY 9/28/2012 5:27PM

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FORMYDARLINGS 9/28/2012 5:24PM


You've come a LONG way Baby!!! Take this time to decide where you want to go next.


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CLPURNELL 9/28/2012 5:10PM

    Awesome Holly! I need to have one of these with myself!!!

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    Right on!!!! Wonderful blog!!! emoticon

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POOKASLUAGH 9/28/2012 3:48PM

    I had one of those measurement WHOAs recently - realized that when I first started taking measurements, about 30 lbs from my highest weight, my upper arm was the same size as my thigh is right now. !!! That's really crazy to think!

I'll be rooting for you on the S90!!

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    You ABSOLUTELY can do this! No excuses. I can check on you every day if you want. Hee hee! :) Maybe we should check on each other! Hugs! Rock on my friend!

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    Nothing better than a good self talk. you can do this Holly and look at this numbers amazing girl. be strong

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HLTHYRNRMOM 9/28/2012 2:20PM

    emoticon You might not be at goal, but have done amazing!!!! Cheering you on!

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SHAUNAD30 9/28/2012 1:42PM

    Way to go! I love how you put it in perspective. I need to give myself a swift kick in the rear too!

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WINSLOWGIRLS3 9/28/2012 1:20PM

    That was a great blog!!! You can definitely do this!

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YESCURLYCAN 9/28/2012 1:14PM

  emoticon Love your conversation! Now that you have gotten the real talk out of the way, its time to put in the real efforts. Get it done! Your stats show you have what it takes to make it happen. You are one of my Sparkpeeps I check on when I need inspiration. Now its time to get yourself inspired. You can and will do this. Rawr! emoticon (there was anything more ferocious than that lol)

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KARENDEE4 9/28/2012 1:13PM

    Love your blogs!!!

I know you can do it!

Comment edited on: 9/28/2012 1:13:51 PM

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NOTABOUTHEFACE 9/28/2012 12:57PM

    Heh, heh. Get ready to HATE the little dude with the Napolean complex that likes to hear himself speak.

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ELLISH 9/28/2012 12:54PM

    That's RIGHT!! GET IT DONE!!! Make every day a Holiday!! That's right!!

A HOLLY DAY!!!! BUSTING IT!!! I'm no exception! I'm THERE!!





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