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Day 21: Weigh In

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Started at 327
Last weigh in 315
Today weigh in 312.6

That's a 2.4lb loss! WOOT! WOOT! I know the tortoise won the race but AUGH! I WANT TO LOSE WEIGHT LIKE THE HARE!!!!!! I want to lose more weight than I have been losing for one reason and one reason only, the summer is coming, my nephew will likely be spending the summer with Mom and I, and that means we will be taking him to theme parks and I want to be able to fit in and ride the rides with him!!! I don't want to return to the theme parks and feel like a bloated whale every time I try to fit into a ride. I know I'm only looking on the negative and I need to start looking on the positive. Like, hey I just lost 14lbs in a month! WOO HOO!!!!!! But then that little pestering thought creeps in and says "ya but how about 20lbs in a month, you didn't do that and if you keep it up you will never be able to fit in and ride those roller coasters, you might as well throw those smaller pants that you're too fat for, you're never going to be able to get those on again." Ya I know, I am my own worst critic, I think we all are to ourselves. Just got to keep on pushing on and not give up. Mom tried to encourage me today by telling me her own story, that when she lost her first 30lbs from her heaviest, there is a picture of her and you wouldn't even be able to tell that she lost any weight. Not sure if its the most encouraging statement, but at least I know her heart was in the right place.

Ok enough of all that, what have I done this week? Well I started a strength training routine and I started the 5k walking program. Strength training seems to be easier than the walking does. I first started off at a 3mph pace walking only to realize that it's too fast for me right now. I finish hot, sweaty, out of breath, my chest super tight and so tired that when I get home I grab my water and slouch down in the recliner/couch. The stretches I plan on doing completely thrown out the window. The plan this week, slow down my pace and get up much earlier than I have been and get out walking early in the morning before it gets too hot. There is nothing morning about me so this is going to be a real challenge!

This week I put my baking skills to the test, made me first ever strawberry rhubarb pie with a whole wheat crust. I made the crust because after reading the ingredient list of the pre-made pie crusts at store told me I can no longer use them, why is every company under the sun using soybean oil!?! Not to mention all the other chemicals and preservatives they have in there. So I learned a few things....1 I freaking love this pie! OMG NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM, been fighting urges NOT to eat the whole thing in one sitting. Ya that will do my whole day of tracking in, might as well as just walk from here to Disney World, then around that whole Disney compound just to burn it all off. 2 I can make it healthier, even more so than I have done. Future pie with only have a top crust, really why do we put a bottom crust on pies? Also will cut the sugar down to only half a cup. Once this pie is done I'm going to make a rhubarb pie and see how it turns out, hopefully not to tart since there won't be strawberries to balance out the rhubarb. I want to get my Mom to try it, that's why I won't be adding the strawberries due to Mom being allergic to them.

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  • AMBER281
    You are doing AMAZING!!
    Keep up the good work.
    1789 days ago
    Fourteen pounds in one month is amazing! emoticon

    Slowing down your walks is a good idea! But not too slow. Or you can add a faster pace for a minute and slow back to recover. Easy does it! emoticon emoticon
    1791 days ago
    Congratulations on your weight loss! Keep up the good work!
    1791 days ago
    Congratulations on the 14 lb loss! Feel good about that and realize that slow and steady wins this race. I understand the hare thing, but the turtle won in the end, right? You go girl and keep up the good work!!!!
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    1791 days ago
  • SSC-FS
    Great job loosing 14 lbs!!!! Keep up the good work and don't get yourself down. You are 14 lbs closer to your goal.
    1791 days ago
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