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Ivan and I have hit 200 lbs lost!

Friday, January 25, 2013

We've lost 200.5 lbs as of today!

As of today, Ivan is down 70 lbs (still trying to catch up to his 73 lbs lost, he's almost there...) and I am down 130.5 lbs.

We celebrated by going out to our favorite Indian buffet. I was a bit disappointed that almost all their vegetarian offerings had potatoes... but still, we did enjoy the foods. I love potatoes, don't get me wrong, but I enjoy that usually when we go, we get lots of just veggie offerings that don't have tons of carbs for me to watch for. But, it was a treat and we've been so good. I didn't overdo on the rice or the naan, so I am fairly sure that today was still very healthy for us, and I know that Indian spices are so very healthy and good for you... so I know that always makes me feel so much better as well.

We are just relaxing a bit here at home, and will head out in about 15 minutes to beat some snow that may come down, as we have to make a drive north to see my son perform at a District Band concert. Districts is where he auditions to hold a position that only a few in surrounding schools get the honor of being chosen to perform in. So, this is quite exciting. He chose to go in with a baritone horn, as his normal instrument of trumpet had a bit too much competition and I guess that strategy paid off, since he made the cut. So, we are headed up to see the concert. He went up on Wednesday and has been there for the past few days and it's all been sponsored by the school (room and travel/food), which is pretty cool. He really enjoys being so immersed in music like that, so I know it's a great experience for him. I'm very eager to see the concert tonight and bring him back home.

It's been a slow'ish week for exercise for me, as I feel I've been fighting a cold. Even though I've still been losing a bit of weight. I've only been walking 1-2 miles a night and just keeping on top of the food, really. Getting lots of rest as well. As soon as the concert is over tonight, my son goes straight into performing 2 live shows this weekend of Les Mis'. We've been super busy and it's been so hard trying to fit all of it in, but I'm trying to do it all.

I know that there are alot of us out there that juggle family life and our own personal goals and then in the bitter of winter (and this past week here in the Northeast, it's been SUPER BITTER), it's hard to do all of it and not get sick on top of it all... but it is still important to try to keep up with all of it. I am still very focused on my weight loss goals and I do get the fitness in. I am dialing back the 4 and 5 mile workouts to 1 and 2 miles when I'm feeling a bit under the weather, but at least I'm still keeping up with it. I know it's helping my immune system from having me literally falling into bed and not able to get up, like I was last winter before I started my journey. Last winter, I had walking pneumonia, followed by a sinus infection, followed by a throat infection. I was sick for 3 months solid...

This little cough thing? This is the only big of sick I've been since I started my journey. I can manage this. At least, I hope and pray this is all I have to manage! LOL

LOL I just sort of re-read this... I must be just a bit sick... this post is sort of all over the place... forgive me. And, I'll try to post a pic of my son with us from the concert to my gallery a bit later... Thanks everyone for following my journey! I love that I know you are all out there watching and keeping up with my story!

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MIRFA71 1/27/2013 1:14PM

    emoticon emoticon Great !! emoticon

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DIANER2014 1/27/2013 12:55PM

    Congratulations to you and Ivan! What amazing progress! emoticon emoticon

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COOKIE_AT_51 1/27/2013 6:01AM

    That is great ... how amazing! emoticon

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PURPLE180 1/26/2013 3:45PM

    emoticon job! You both look FABULOUS and I bet you feel AMAZING. emoticon and emoticon !!!

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ROCKMAN6797 1/26/2013 2:40PM

    Congratulations to the both of you! It is so much better when you have support in your journey to a healthier life. Both of you ought to be extremely proud of your accomplishment! Well done!


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LEANNROCKS 1/26/2013 11:36AM

    Marie, when I first joined this team, you were just about to cross 100# lost. What an inspiration you are!


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WACFIT 1/25/2013 7:30PM

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CHANGING-TURTLE 1/25/2013 7:22PM

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HEART4HOME 1/25/2013 7:10PM

    emoticon emoticon Keep up the good work and so happy for your son. Have an awesome weekend.

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JUSTAGIRL45 1/25/2013 6:32PM

    You two are amazing!
I love the new pic too!!

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CLPURNELL 1/25/2013 6:14PM

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You guys are doing great!!

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FP4HLOSER 1/25/2013 6:04PM

    emoticon Hope you feel better soon Marie!

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CHRIMSONFYRE 1/25/2013 5:05PM

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I love Indian food!

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DAWNESS0404 1/25/2013 4:32PM


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SARALEE11 1/25/2013 4:14PM

    Woo hoo for you both!!

And super-cool about District! Both our kids made it this year (daughter has made 6 years in a row, on clarinet, and son's first year this year - percussion)! As a matter of fact, a handful from the district are at All-State right now, including my daughter!!! The only one from her band @ HS. She was so shocked & excited. The concert is about 3 hrs. south, tomorrow :))


ps Hope you don't get sicker-er. I'm avoiding it at all cost!

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BOTTLEDIGGER 1/25/2013 3:53PM

    Congratulations to the whole you and Ivan with the 200 plus lbs lost and to your son with making the cut and getting to perform at the District Band proud of all of, if I can just get my act together I can join you on the DOWNHILL journey instead of teetering around with the same 3 or 4 believe in yourself and as I have said before..."You have the are making it a reality...." Keep spreading that positive, I just need to start believing that I can, too!!! Hope you feel better and hugs to your little musician...have a fun day and night!!!!!!!! Enjoy the concert and take lots of pictures!!!!

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NGCHILD 1/25/2013 3:10PM

    Congrats to you and Ivan! Amazing progress!!

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