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Day 10 of Last 30 / It's a Keeper!

Monday, September 30, 2013

Today's Stats:

emoticon - 194 emoticon 1/2 pound!!!
***OOPS! - Should be 174!!!***

Calories - 1040

Fiber - 23

Freggies - 7

Water - 8

Steps - over 10,000


Today was Day 10 of my new eating plan. Going into this, I decided to give it 100% for 10 days, and then reevaluate what I needed to do from there. I have lost 9 1/2 pounds since starting, so I think it is safe to say that I have definitely broken my plateau! I believe it has definitely helped with the carb cravings, and I am feeling great! With all that being said, I will continue with this plan until it stops working. My main goal is to get to a healthy BMI. I am very happy with how I look now, but I just want to make sure that I am healthy!

I got to school today and realized that I am not finished teaching my careers class after all. I still have 2 more days!!! Oh, well! I'm kind of getting used to it now, so I can do it. I also had to fill in for boys PE today because the coach got sick. It was actually kind of fun, though. It was our 6th grade babies and they are still kind of sweet and innocent. They were playing flag football today and I got to keep score. It was a lot of fun to watch!

After school, DD, Itty Bitty and I went for a nice long walk through the neighborhood. I am beginning to realize that my 20 year old is probably not going to stick around for much longer. She is very independent and has her sights set on moving out of state. It is kind of sad for me, but at the same time, I know she has to find her own way. It is just really hard for this mama to think of not having her around all the time!

Thank you all for sharing the journey with me! Hope you have a terrific Tuesday!

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  • MSHEL7
    I like the correction, looks much better. You're a good sport!! emoticon
    1628 days ago
  • KML410
    Hehe when I saw 194 I thought What??? Then I saw the correction, now that's better emoticon . Congratulations on the 9 1/2 lb loss. Your plan seems to have worked for you. My children are a little older and my oldest is planning on moving soon. I am torn too because he needs to make a life for himself yet I feel like I am being left behind. Change is always difficult but it can be exciting too, if they don't try they will never know. Now we know how our parents felt. emoticon Have a great week emoticon emoticon
    1628 days ago
    Wow 9 1/2 lbs! That is wonderful! Good idea having a mini plan and the re-evaluating! Too often I go into it with both feet instead of a trial and eval period.
    1628 days ago
    Great job! I continued to be inspired by you each day. You know that the reason for this is your health and you are shooting for the healthy BMI. I am so proud of you!
    As far as your daughter gaining her independence, I totally understand as I now have my empty nest. This song by Mark Harris helped me through weddings and graduations. Give it a listen when you get the chance.

    1628 days ago
  • SHEL_V2
    Great blogs. I totally relate to the typo. Hard to believe our weight some days, isn't it? Sometimes I have to get back on the scale because I can't remember the number. Reading your last few weeks of blogs this morning (and the weight typo) inspired a blog for me.

    Thanks for all of your support!
    1628 days ago
    WOW!! Very impressive on the 9.5 lbs lost. emoticon Looks like your plan is working. emoticon on a job well done and busting your plateau.

    1628 days ago
    It is difficult to have a child move away. Yet, you are proud of their independence. Mixed feelings. emoticon I know you give your kids big hugs whenever you can. Hugs, Laurel emoticon
    1628 days ago
    You gave *me* a heart attack with that 194, lol! I was like "whhhhhhaaaaattt??"

    I can't even imagine what it must be like to have your daughter moving into independence/adulthood. I think about that for myself (mine is in 6th grade now) and I already want to cry!

    Have a great day, Dachelle!

    1628 days ago
    Keep up the good work my friend - when your daughter decides it is time to spread her wings, I know that you will have the strength to bear it! emoticon
    1628 days ago
    emoticon emoticon You are doing fantastic!!!

    I don't have kids, but I hear it is very hard to cut those apron strings. emoticon emoticon
    1628 days ago
    1629 days ago
    emoticon on a healthy , thought out weight loss !
    I wish you continued success towards your BMI goal ! emoticon

    The walk sounds nice . DD...
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    1629 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/1/2013 4:42:52 AM
  • MRSP90X
    Yeah, I too had to do a double take on the typo emoticon Gotta just love those mistakes, I sure made them today! Great job on busting the plateau!!

    WOW!! PE instructor for the day! Do you think you would have been as comfortable with that if you had not lost the 70lbs?! I thought about that immediately. emoticon Doing AWESOME!!!
    1629 days ago
    Yeah, the typo had me worried too. So glad you've found a plan that works.
    And isn't it kinda sad and exciting at the same time about DD.
    It seems that as soon as they start to crawl, they begin moving away from us. . . . all the while they continue to make their way deeper into our hearts.
    1629 days ago
  • STAY39
    You blew that plateau to bits! Great job! I hope your plan continues to work for you! emoticon emoticon

    I am glad to hear that 6th graders are kind of sweet and innocent because I was under the impression that those qualities go downhill after 5th grade! Lol! You've given me hope! emoticon

    Sorry about your DD1 wanting to move away. That is very tough and I would be devastated. People say that you are supposed to raise them to be independent and spread their wings but my DH and I are from very tight families. Also my job as a nurse gives me a lot of perspective and I just feel that life is about family, friends, love and home. I can't even think about my kids moving away. emoticon Wimp!
    1629 days ago
    Check your numbers, above. I believe you should have shown a lower number. Sometimes we are so hung up on an old number, especially having been on a plateau for a while, and can't believe that we finally dropped some weight. Or am I wrong?

    I know how hard it is to see the kids leave home to go to college. I went through it, and millions of other mothers did. After the initial 'empty nest syndrome', you will be able to watch her grow. I found that process very rewarding, and still do, although 'my boys' are both over 30 years old, gainfully employed, and still growing.
    1629 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/30/2013 10:18:08 PM
  • MSHEL7
    Well, first thing I notice is that along with your pounds went the ability to type-you have a typo on your pounds. emoticon LOL. I had just looked back at your blog from last night and so it scared me when it said 194, I knew you weren't that weight anymore. Good job on another half pound. Yeah, I think it is a keeper too. Your doing great with it. Whatever works for you is the best thing for you. Sorry about your DD wanting to move, it will be hard, but I guess we have to let them test their wings, that is what we raise them for even if it hurts us when they leave. I will be so sad when mine leave us. Of course, my brother is 34 and still at home, making my boys think they can stay here that long too. Not sure I am cool with that like my parents are. Have a wonderful night Dachelle!!
    1629 days ago
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