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****allow me to catch you up****

Saturday, January 12, 2013

I haven't blogged in a couple of days so allow me to catch you up with my goings ons. My last blog I expressed my worry about going back to work in a restaurant and i got some of the most AWESOME, ENCOURAGING, and INSIGHTFUL advice. I thank you so much for that. But there is good news: I handled my first night serving , wonderfully! I decided I was going to stay extremely busy. As soon as I walked in, I filled ice, glasses, cleaned up the counters, helped team members. I soon got my first table, and after that, It was downhill. It got so crazy busy and I was just running back and forth which was a good thing. I brought a banana and chicken skillet (280 cal) and my water bottle. I actually ended up 250 calories below my low range. The next day I was able to hit my low range and got in an amazing walk.

Last night Derrell and I took my sister and her hubby out to a comedy show. I ate sensibly all day and allowed myself to have whatever I wanted (except alcohol) for dinner. Before I go into the fabulously fattening choices I made last night, here are some pics from last night:

My hunny and I. He looked great in his new sweater.

My sister SIEPIE326 and her hubby Johnnie. She was fierce last night! She even wore high heels which is a MIRACLE!

We are sooo bright!!! We usually avoid turning on the flash but we were in a dark comedy club. We still cute tho! emoticon

I massacred my food yesterday. Derrell and I ordered a potato skin appetizer and I had two of them (and these were huge skins) and then I had the audacity to order a wing basket with blue cheese and french fries. I haven't had buffalo wings in like 9 months! And I looked like it! They were so good. I know I have changed though because it didn't start a chain reaction and I honestly feel like I could wait another 8 or 9 months before I have that meal again and I will be just fine.

I was worried with the amount of food I ate and the sodium in it, that I would have a temporary weight inflection this morning. I weighed in at 221.6 this morning! That was a 0.8 lb loss for the week which isnt amazing but I no longer post 2 lbs a week losses. I am sure I could but I am practicing trying to live in maintenance mode. For me that means, I no longer do two-a-day workouts or 2 hour workouts, at least not regulary. I will put in 60 or 90 minutes and be done. I am also taking 2 days off a week. Before I would workout 6-7 days. I am still recording my food choices but I am hitting toward the middle to upper end of my range most days. I decided to do this because I am a perfectionist and an all-or-nothing kind of personality and after a ton of reflection, I realized that if I dont practice maintenance and keep going at my old intensity, I was going to wake up at my goal and then be loss.

I have also decided that my goal will not be 180 lbs. I am going to work towards Onederland. My goal will be 199.6 which is only 22 lbs away and I want to be there by my Sept 7th wedding. Basically, I have 8 months to lose it which only equates to 2.5 lbs a months loss. I am positive that will be reached prior to that, but I am taking pressure off of myself because I have already done a good job and dont want to punish myself with a hard deadline.

Before I go, I got P90X in the mail today as a gift from my mom! I am so excited and will begin my first workout tomorrow. And more good news: my best friend is down to 208 lbs from 220!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LILSHINE 1/16/2013 9:52AM

    emoticon love your determination and mindset to get you through this change in activity and to adjust for where you're planning to live your life - in maintenance mode. Great job on taking the pressrue off yourself and resetting goals that you can work with. You, your sister and the guys look great. Happy group of it! Wishing you well.

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ENDERLI 1/16/2013 9:29AM

    Hi Nik-
Wow, you are fantastico! Sounds like you have a great plan. I like the way you's going to help you establish the "life change" not just "for now" but live and learn to live and see that you can do it!
I'm sure the extra foods got your digestion roughed up. I know I always amd sorry if I do that, my body physically rejects it!
You look so beautiful and happy. Makes me smile. We are all smiling with you. Very Inspiring.

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LISAN0415 1/16/2013 12:30AM

    I loved all those pictures, thank you soooo much for sharing!

Best wishes on the P90X, I think you might see that 2lb per week loss again!

Keep us updated!

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THISSPRING2012 1/14/2013 1:42PM

    I think you are doing an amazing job! Keep doing what works FOR YOU! That is the only way it should be. You are a strong and beautiful person. I am rooting for you!

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DESERTJULZ 1/13/2013 10:33PM

    You are gorgeous! (Also sound very level-headed.) emoticon

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NASFKAB 1/13/2013 10:50AM

  you are going about it the right way all the best

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DLG0505 1/12/2013 11:11PM

    Great pictures - your face is really slim! And good job in re-aligning your goals. I think shooting for one number, making it is such a good incentive to keep going.

I've never had a potato skin, which is probably a good thing. I get the worse thing ever when I go out for an appetizer - mozarella sticks! I didn't realize how bad they were until I logged them in the food tracker one day. Yikes!

You are doing great! Keep pressing - Onederland will be in your future very soon!

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PROJECT_SUSAN 1/12/2013 10:42PM

    emoticon emoticon I loved the pics! Looks like you all had a great night. You and your sister are beautiful! Love the smiles!


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BOGUSANNIE 1/12/2013 8:03PM


I stopped crazy ass workouts a while back....the only way I feel the weight can TRULY be controlled is by watching what goes in my mouth. 80 diet, 20 exercise. This way if I get injured or simply can't workout, as long as food is in check, the weight won't be an issue. Have a blast with your new p90x....let us know what you think.

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MRS.CARLY 1/12/2013 8:00PM

    I love the pictures! You are both very lovely ladies!

I've been thinking about ordering the P90X. Keep us updated on how you like it!

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SEATTLE58ANEW 1/12/2013 6:37PM

    You look smashing, my dear friend! And I love it how you're going about getting to your goal with small steps. That's the best way!! More power to you! emoticon emoticon

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CJADERUN 1/12/2013 5:20PM

    You look fantastic! And as much as I enjoy watching you powerhouse through your workouts, it's great to see that you'll be taking regular rest days as well. Rest days are just as important as working out days, even if they're just "I'll go for a walk" days and not even "total" rest days. You push your body to the limit, which means it also needs to recover.

Have a great week!

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PAPER_WINGS18 1/12/2013 4:58PM

    Great job on the loss, lady! Love the pix of you from your night out with your family! So cute. :) Love the blouse(or is it a dress?) that you have on! I love polka dots! haha

Congrats on the loss, too! Especially after a splurge meal! I always hate weighing in after I've eaten fried goodness the night before, fearing I'll have a 4 pound gain just from sodium! lol. Just gotta keep on chuggin' our water though! Woo hoo!!

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SPARKLE1908 1/12/2013 4:44PM

    Sounds like you are doing great all and your sister are pretty..glad you enjoyed your night out!!!

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SLIMMERJESSE 1/12/2013 4:13PM

    Wow, totally impressed by your first night at Red Lobster. Way to go!

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PURPLE180 1/12/2013 3:33PM

    WooHoo. emoticon job. I think that lowering your goal to onederland is a good idea...that was my focus as well. 180 is also my goal weight (hence, Purple180,lol) but as I get closer to that goal I am thinking about 170...who knows. Honestly you look 180 now (are smaller), if you don't mind me asking, how tall are you? You carry your weight very well and you look so incredible slim. Looks like you guys had a ball last night!

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