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Thursday, May 03, 2007

Thank goodness the feeling of needing to graze constantly has passed. Jules was partially right--as soon as I got some sleep, the feeling lessened a bit. I think it also had to do with hormone fluctuation because it happened to coincide with my cycle this month. I don't think I've ever eaten that much popcorn in my life, prior to this episode. The good news is that I did no damage to my weight loss progress. I tried hard to stay away from the chocolate, but I did have one night where it was going to happen no matter what I tried to do to prevent it. I was able to ration out three Doves chocolate pieces (220 calories) by eating nibbles alternating with popcorn (a favorite treat). Another note--breaking up my workouts (one at lunch and one after work) has really gotten my metabolism going, and the water consumption is crucial to the weight loss for me. When I get less than 5 glasses a day, there is very little weight loss, and I feel bloated, and when I increase it, within two days I can see and feel a difference. My next huge hurdle will be getting back off of diet pop. I'm trying to eliminate pop completely, but there's something about fountain diet cherry Pepsi with ice cubes that I just love. Oh yeah--I am finally down a complete pant size. I've been in the this-pair-is-too-floppy-and-th
is-pair-is-too-tight stage for quite awhile now, but this morning, all my 22's slid up without unzipping, and the 20's were completely comfortable if not a tad roomy. I actually have a pair of capris in an 18 that I got on, but they were a bit hoochie-momma at this point. I'll wait a couple of weeks before trying them on again. I am so glad that when pants went on clearance at Old Navy I bought a few in each size down to 16's. I spent about $50 for 10 pairs of pants. Not bad, eh? It's also motivation for me--I hang the next size down in plain view and occasionally try them on to see my progress. My goal right now is a 12 by Christmas. Short term goals= 18 by early June, 16 by August, 14 by October, and 12 by Christmas. That would be a 5 pant-size drop (or 10 pant sizes depending upon how you calculate it) in one year.
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MSJULES022165 5/18/2007 12:49PM

    YEAH for the dropping a pant size!!!

And of course I was right! :P

Sorry I've not been around here much the past couple weeks. I'm still not able to get on the treadmill because of my ankle and it is REALLY making it depressing to log on here, but I need to anyway.

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