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Let The Good Times Roll!

Thursday, August 08, 2013


Okay, so I might be super obnoxiously happy lately, but I can't help it! emoticon I have had tons of blogs in the past where I was feeling crappy, so it is nice to be on the up swing with no signs of slowing!

I lost 1.8 pounds this week, while on TOM, and I have managed to lose weight every single week for10 weeks! After being on a horrible plateau and gaining a losing the same 5-10 pounds for 6 months that is a great feeling! emoticon

My yearly physical is in September, and my Doctor wanted me to get my blood work done before the visit. Last year, my A1C was a 5.8 and depending on who you ask, it can be considered pre-diabetes. I found a lot of conflicting information on what exactly is considered pre-diabetes, but either way I knew it wanted to be lower. My Grandma and Uncle on my mom's side have it, as does my Dad. The craziest part is my Dad has always been a healthy weight and active, so I was extra concerned I'd have it with my weight issues.

It has been 9 months since that test and I am now at a 5.3! emoticon I'm so happy to see that. My fasting glucose was great, my cholesterol is great, and my "good cholesterol" is up to 72 which when I googled found out that over 60 was the best possible range. emoticon

Disclaimer: I know that just because I am currently healthy, it doesn't mean that I can't get diabetes in the future, especially with it running in my family. All I can do is continue to get healthier and do what I'm doing and hope for the best.

In other news, I will say that it has been a huge transition in terms of the way I think. It has been hard work from going from thinking "You can't do it, you will always be fat!" to thinking "I can do this, I can TRY my hardest and see what happens", all the way to "You are doing this, and you aren't turning back!"

This weight loss stuff is hard, and we all need to have that confidence in ourselves to KNOW that we can do this. But it seems that confidence gets built in time, and it comes from actually doing this and losing weight and seeing the progress. It almost seems like a vicious circle, but if we can take that first step and lose 5, 10, 20 pounds, we can build this momentum and get to the point where we are unstoppable! I just had to learn that I had to spend just as much time on the emotional/mental journey (if not more) as I did on the physical journey.

I am finally feeling confident in my abilities to lose this weight, to keep it off, to get healthier, and getting back confidence in myself that I was losing with each pound I was gaining. I actually am starting to feel smaller, and the way I'm carrying myself with more confidence is showing and people are starting to notice. emoticon

Fun tidbit of the day: When I came into work last night, a male coworker (who has lost weight himself through gastric bypass) turns to the girl next to him, who is my friend and skinny, and says "If she loses anymore weight, she's going to have to wear your clothes!" emoticon I just said "I wish", but it definitely made me feel good. emoticon

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SIMONEKP 8/15/2013 1:03PM

    Love the graphic at the end! Folks like you keep me motivated, I've been having a hard time since June in terms of weight loss even though I've continued to work out 6 times weekly for an hour and have been eating within my calorie range. Over the past 2.5 months I've lost a grand total of like 8lbs which is still a loss and I accept it but it's hard not to grow frustrated when I was losing 8-12 lbs per month for the previous 6 months. Seeing your struggle through the plateau and then getting rolling again really lets me know that this too shall pass.

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WORKNPROGRESS49 8/9/2013 4:52PM

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WEBEZE 8/9/2013 1:56AM

    You are doing great. Awesome numbers on your blood work. Congrats on the 10 week streak. I am so glad you finally broke free of your plateau.
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JESSICA_STULTZ 8/8/2013 8:36PM

    It's good to see happy blogs! Seriously.. Your happiness has got to rub off on someone who is having a bad day because it made me smile just reading it! So glad things are going good for you and that you are seeing the results you deserve!

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CIROHIO 8/8/2013 7:06PM

    so nice to hear happy things. emoticon lab work! keep that positive attitude and the motivation coming. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MERRY_XMAS 8/8/2013 6:07PM

    Your entry is full of determination and positive attitude! Keep it up, girl!!!

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JENNIEONFIRE 8/8/2013 1:51PM

    you go girl! I am so happy I read this blog....I've been feeling in the dumps lately myself needed some sort of motivation-thanks for that :)

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JENB145 8/8/2013 12:34PM

    Keep it up!
Be on top!
You Rock!
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TEENY_BIKINI 8/8/2013 12:25PM

    You. are. a. rock. star!

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WHOVIANGIRL23 8/8/2013 11:53AM

    Look at you gooooooo! You are so amazing!

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DAWNSJOURNEY 8/8/2013 11:03AM

    Congrats !!! and you are doing Fantastic things for you !!! emoticon emoticon .. can't emoticon to much as success like that !!!

KEEP ON KEEPIN ON .. cause it is working..

btw you're right about the head part of it..sometimes and most of time way more important.. turning around our self loathing into POSITIVE SELF LOVE !! and you are well on your way .. you go girl !!

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JESSYJAINES 8/8/2013 10:59AM

    Sounds great, glad your level is dropping and keep spreading the positive vibes! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SYELLICO 8/8/2013 10:19AM

    Good for you!! Love reading these positive thoughts!

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JLPEASE 8/8/2013 9:32AM

    Awesome blog! What a great attitude!
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DEIDRESH 8/8/2013 8:55AM

    YAY! You are really an inspiration and to have continuously lost weight for 10 weeks is AWESOME, esp with TOM! :) With this attitude you CAN and WILL reach your goals! emoticon emoticon

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MYHUBBYISMYHERO 8/8/2013 8:21AM

    Glad to hear that your A-1c was better. It has to make you feel confident in what you are doing. Enjoy the rest of your week.
sharon

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FINCHFEEDER80 8/8/2013 7:59AM

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rock those good vibes, girl!

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JADED_CHICK19 8/8/2013 7:29AM

    Good for you! Congrats on your amazing blood work numbers and on your new positive outlook on life! Keep up the great work!

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MOTHEPRO 8/8/2013 7:16AM

    emoticon Great numbers! Keep sharing your happiness! I love basking in it! LOL

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CHOCOHOLIC2276 8/8/2013 7:05AM

    You go girl!! You've EARNED it!! You should be proud, all of that hard work, that effort. I love that you're getting happier and more positive.

Those are great results, I am sure your doctor will be happy to see the results. As will you. emoticon

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AMARILYNH 8/8/2013 6:03AM

    OMG - reading your blog just started my day off with HAPPINESS! For you to have gotten to this place while you are so young, and ESPECIALLY for you to be actively kicking pre-diabetes to the curb just thrills me!! emoticon emoticon

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POUTINGPEGGY 8/8/2013 4:52AM

    Lovely blog. So happy for you. emoticon

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JACKSGRAN 8/8/2013 4:47AM

    Love this blog. No wonder you are a Spark Motivator

Thankyou for your great post

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COCK-ROBIN 8/8/2013 3:04AM

    Wonderful!

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DANCINGFLAMES 8/8/2013 2:00AM

    I love this blog. Keep 'em coming!

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IDICEM 8/8/2013 1:13AM

  Congratulations on all the good news! Keep up the good work!
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