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Weigh Day - Week 128

Thursday, August 29, 2013

This is a day early because I'll be out of town this weekend attening my BFF's wedding. I'll be singing an original song that was written for her wedding and written specifically for my voice. Pretty dang cool stuff. I haven't seen my BFF in around 3 or more years (she moved away), so I know she'll be blown away my weight loss. She was always an awesome supporter of mine and I simply cannot wait to celebrate her special day with her. I'm not sure if I'll have time to go on Spark, so I thought I'd do this now.

Nutrition = Pretty decent and also pretty bad. It's so hard. This whole enterprise (i.e., Losing weight, maintaining weight, maintaining a healthy lifestyle) is HARD. I find it increasingly frustrating and at times I simply stop caring. I realize this isn't the positie thinking that Spark constantly preaches about, but I'm really frustrated. I never expected things to continue to be hard and I never expected to not be at my goal weight range a year later. I feel like a failure sometimes, like I don't even deserve to tell people that I've lost 100lbs because I guess in reality I haven't. I DID, but I don't NOW.

Water Intake = Excellent.

Exercise = Dancing in the show.

Clothing Fit, Inches Lost = A couple of my 12s are snug, pretty disappointing.

Stress Level/Exhaustion = Now that rehearsals are beginning to pick up, my exhaustion level has been pretty high as to be expected. Any chance I get I'm napping. My stress level has subsided quite a bit which is a nice change.

What I'm Grateful For:

I'm grateful for the ability to read books. Books take me away and give me a chance to truly relax. Did I mention I love books? HA!

Starting: 285lbs
Week Ninety-Five: 187lbs
Week Ninety-Six: 187lbs
Week Ninety-Seven: 187lbs
Week Ninety-Eight: 188lbs
Week Ninety-Nine: 188lbs
Week One Hundred: 190lbs
Week One Hundred One: 189lbs
Week One Hundred Two: 193lbs
Week One Hundred Three: 192lbs
Week One Hundred Four: Disturbing Weigh In
Week One Hundred Five: 193.2lbs
Week One Hundred Six: 193.4lbs
Week One Hundred Seven: 196.4
Week One Hundred Eight: TOM
Week One Hundred Nine: 194.6
Week One Hundred Ten: 196.4
Week One Hundred Eleven: 196.4
Week One Hundred Nineteen: 205.4
Week One Hundred Twenty Eight: 205.8

As you can see, I'm around 5lbs away from hitting 199 and I find I can't get there any quicker wtih how things are going. FRUSTRATING. I am proud that I've been able to keep at least 75lbs off for almost a year which is something to celebrate.

For your viewing pleasure, some shots of us singing with the band for the 1st time.

Have an amazing weekend SparkBuddies! Stay positive!

Romans 8: 7 "I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us."
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    You're amazing hun, just keeping reminding yourself of that fact. You are simply amazing!!! I would trade you those 75#s in a heartbeat. Just remember you did reach your 100# loss and you will get there again. You're just got a lot going on right now and sometimes life takes over. Keeping pushing yourself and don't stress over it. You'll get there in due season if you faint not...
    1604 days ago
    **SIGH** Nutrition and exercise, exercise and nutrition . . . repetition of these two things will lead you to success. With patience. Our bodies can be temperamental too. Just like WE don't like change, IT doesn't either, so when we lose (like you lost your weight) sometimes it takes awhile for your body to adjust. So, just keep on keeping on. You look awesome! I'm anxious to hear your BFF's reaction to your weight loss.

    HUGS and travel safely.
    1604 days ago
    Don't be hard on yourself - look how far you have come, how marvelous you look and keeping 75 pounds off for a year - girl that takes consistency and you've got it!! Keep on sparking and enjoy being with your BFF for her wedding!!! Be blessed!
    1604 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    your BFF is going to flip out when she spies your bodacious bod!! I can hardly wait to see what your dress looks like. What an honor to be able to sing on her most important day, with your own signature song,yet!!
    Madre` Dio!! You are on a roll! that weight will come off when things settle down back at home..
    1605 days ago

    Please don't be frustrated, darling girl. Look at how far you have come!!

    How wonderful that you will be singing at your friend's wedding. Lucky friend!!
    Enjoy all of the compliments you will receive there, for your talent and your
    weight loss perseverance.

    No one said it would be easy, but I bet it's worth it.

    Love, Ginger
    1605 days ago
  • SUGAR0814
    You're doing a great job! Have a great weekend! emoticon
    1605 days ago
  • BINGO24
    Miss B, you look mahvelous! Don't worry about the numbers as long as you feel good and are healthy. I can hardly wait to hear about your BFF's wedding and your special song for her.

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Nancy
    1605 days ago
    You are amazing! Don't sell yourself short! Your friend is going to be soooo excited to see how much you have lost. Enjoy your weekend! Maybe spending this time with your friend will be just the recharge you need to get you down those 5 pounds!
    1605 days ago
    Keeping 75lbs off for a year is FAN-FREAKIN-TASTIC!!! HAve a fabulous time with your BFF, I know you're gonna kill that song, and look fabulous doing it!
    1605 days ago
    You should be so proud for keeping the weight off! So what if your size 12s are a little snug...you can easily fix that! We are so hard on ourselves...I know I'm guilty of it too.! If I notice that my pants are a little snug or the scale is up a few lbs I just am extra vigilant with my food choices for a few days and that usually takes care it..so no worries beautiful you will be just fine. emoticon

    With love and hugs
    ~FF~ emoticon emoticon

    1605 days ago
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