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12/13/17 10:36 A

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I know I've said this before, but the struggle is real. Fighting temptations are the hardest part of this journey for me. Today, I'm totally challenging myself to juice the entire day without my normal healthy meal. I'm sooo determined to get back into the 170's before December 31st. The scale has been bouncing between 183 & 185 and I need for it to move. My challenge starts once I leave work. That's when I feel the need to eat something and just lose all sorts of control.

I've been using my slow cooker this week and it's awesome. Tuesday, I made pork chops and yesterday some delicious chicken legs. Tonight, I'll be making spaghetti and sauce for the family. Hoping that I have all of the ingredients.

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12/5/17 6:00 A

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On to say #7 of my juicing plan and still going strong. I am extremely surprised that I am able to keep this up for so long. Yesterday I weighed in at 185, which was 7 pounds down from last week. I was ashamed to let you know how much I weigh, but I had to do it. It's time to get over my weight gain and move on.

Extremely happy that I got back my will to fight in December. This way I could end the year on a high note. I didn't want to wait until January because I would have just caused more damage. I don't want to start the year off depressed, but enthusiastic to lose more weight.

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12/4/17 8:00 A

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Woke up to get the kids out the house and now it's time to head back to bed. Monday's are the only day of the week I could do this. My house is soooo quiet just the way I like it. Once I fully wake up, I will get in my workout and prep for the next couple of days. Making the kids pasta @ meat sauce and for me, some Salmon with brown rice & veggies.

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12/3/17 5:18 A

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Monthly goals:
1000 calorie deficit daily
Exercise at least 5 days a week
Drink 12 cups of water (half my body weight)
Fast Daily for 16 hours, eat for 8 hours
Juice throughout the day

I am going to keep track on my calendar to see how many days this month I reach my goals. I have color coated my calendar to make my different streaks.

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12/3/17 4:54 A

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Talking about morning workouts, I should be changing as I write this message. It's a struggle to get back on track, but I am determined to stay consistent.

Yesterday, I bought a 2018 calendar to mark my weight loss progress. Seeing my goals written out in one place right in front of my eyes helps to keep me accountable and pushing to reach my goal. It's just something that's always in my face as a reminder to what I am trying to achieve.

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12/3/17 4:47 A

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Michelle, you got this! You're strong! You're Determined! You're a fighter! You're going to be consistent! You're going to hold yourself accountable. emoticon Girl!!

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12/2/17 10:57 P

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The basement is finally cleaned up and ready for a workout. Gavin calls it the GUY'S ROOM/Mommy's workout room LOL

Goals for the month:
Plan weekly meals (B,L,D, snacks) put the menu on the board so Anna and Phil can help me stay on track. Tomorrow I need to prep breakfasts for the week so I can grab one and run out the door. Pack my lunch at night before bed will help too. With the dinners on the board I hope that the others can put it in the crock pot or take the meat out in order to make the evenings easier for me. I also really need to get a workout in. I prefer in the AM but I just don't get outta bed. Tomorrow I am going to workout and hope it will kick start my workouts in the AM.

I also need to work on getting more water again. I was getting almost all I needed in the summer but now that I don't go out to walk for my breaktime I don't drink as much water again. I am not a cold weather kind of girl. I do walk on the treadmill at work now that I don't go out. I just don't drink water as much as before. So that is on the list of goals too now.

Not looking forward to tomorrows weigh in. Even if it isn't as good as I'd like it will get better. I can do this!!

Have a great day!!

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12/2/17 5:08 P

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Well, It's extremely hard for me to make it past 2pm without eating something. With that said, I ended up having a chicken sandwich. Not a bad choice and now back to my juices. Now that I think about it, I am doing my own version of the slimfast plan.

I'll soon be jumping on my treadmill again for my evening walk. I have 60 more minutes to go to complete my 100 minute workout challenge.

Edited by: DTONEY76 at: 12/2/2017 (17:08)
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12/2/17 5:38 A

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Day number 4 with juicing @ 188

It's amazing that I am feeling so in control this morning and proud of myself for fighting off the many many temptations of yesterday.

My goal today is to Make all my meals juices. Throughout these last couple of days I feel like I've gained more control over my actions. It's time to Challenge myself even further and see how a complete day of juicing feels. I know today is Saturday and it's totally not gonna be easy but I feel if I get past the 2 PM to 6 PM time frames I'll be able to make it through the rest of the day.

The key is for me to drink 16 ounces of juice every two hours starting at around 8 AM throughout the day. In between juices I'll be drinking between 16 and 32 ounces of water.

I've done this before a couple years ago and had positive results. Just not sure how my body would react to it now.

The hardest part for me is going to be cooking Food for my family and not being able to eat any of it. This journey is all about self control and consistency and all I'm trying to do is gain it all back by challenge myself this last month in 2017.

My goal is to try and get back into the 170s before the new year. I have a total of 8 pounds to lose.




Edited by: DTONEY76 at: 12/2/2017 (05:40)
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12/2/17 5:19 A

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emoticon 188 this morning! Being honest and holding myself accountable.

Struggled to wake up this morning , but still managed to get in a 45 min workout. I need to get my body use to exercising again. I need to build back up my stamina to pick back up jogging. I am totally loving my new treadmill because once again I have no excuses. It's nice and warm in my house and it will help me throughout these cold months. I hate winter time and normally come up with many reason not to exercise.

I am starting my yearly challenge nowbin December and not waiting for January 1st like I normally would do. Why wait? What not end 2017 on a high note. Goal is to get back into the 170's this month. emoticon emoticon

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12/1/17 9:24 P

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Made it through Day#3 and in to Day#4. emoticon @

The struggle was real tonight. I ate my one meal when I got home from work before my family got home. I didn't expect my daughter to invite her friend over, but needless to say w order pizza and wings for the kids. OMG emoticon the smell was over bearing.

Do you think I ate a piece or even took a bite of anything?

Guess what? I didn't even take a bite of anything after my meal when I got home. I stood my ground, stayed strong and listened to the little voice in my head. If I ate, I would have been extremely disappointed in myself. Temptations are nothing but the devil and he almost got me.

Once again, while hanging with hubby catching up on shows, normally I would snack on something. I drank 32oz of my homemade cranberry green tea instead of grabbing a snack that I know I shouldn't be eating. The only difference is that it didn't fill me up the same as it did the night before. I didn't want to drink anymore because I didn't want to be running to the bathroom any more than I had to. Proud to say, I just decided to head to bed to start another day.

I need to buy some fruits, would that be alright to munch on? Not sure. I guess drinking a juice and eating a fruit should be the same thing right? Just the fact of tricking my mind and allowing myself to chew something vs. just drinking. Or should I just continue holding on? Knowing it will get easier.

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12/1/17 6:08 P

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New exercise challenge:

Complete 100 workout minutes at least 5 days a week.

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12/1/17 5:38 A

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You know I did something right when I'm waking up hungry. Now it's all about self control throughout the day. It also feels amazing to have gotten in my morning walk today. It's nice to get back into a healthy routine. I always wonder why takes me so long to get back on track when I fall off the wagon.

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11/30/17 7:48 P

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This afternoon, once I got home I ate lunch, ran some errands with my daughter and then forced myself to get in my workout.

New exercise challenge:

Complete 100 workout minutes at least 5 days a week. My weeks start on Monday's and it doesn't have to be all at once. This will go hand in hand with my juicing, in hopes to see a drop on the scale.

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The purpose is to help jump start my exercise routine, push myself a little bit more, boost my metabolism and help to burn more calories.

I just felt like eating something, but instead I drank 32oz of water. Now I am stuffed! Feeling hungry some times, most of the times is all in your head. I like drinking a lot of water and then see how I feel.

The longer I stay with my juicing and one meal a day, the easier this will become. I am trying really hard to gain back control of my nutritional habits.

Edited by: DTONEY76 at: 12/1/2017 (18:07)
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11/30/17 10:39 A

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Woke up this morning, totally feeling in control. Praying for another day with keeping myself in line and listening to that little voice in my head. I know what I need to do, I am working on being consistent again. I need or really want to see quick progress on the scale. I've already drank 32oz of water for the day and working my way to 128oz for the day. Wish me luck!!

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11/29/17 10:04 P

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I am happy to report that I didn't touch the ice cream or ruffles today.

Day #1 on my one meal a day and juice for the rest of the day. I am trying to fight through the temptations. I know the longer I hang in there, the easier it will become. I am trying to get in the right mindset.

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11/29/17 5:58 A

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This morning is the first one in a while when I have woken up feeling in control. I actually didn't snack in my bed knowing that I should just go to bed. I thank a healthy juice and a large cup of water instead. That totally hit the spot and then I crashed.

I still only got 5 hours of sleep, but it was better than he night before. Not sure why I am struggling with energy. It's time for me to do me again. My scale keeps moving in the wrong direction because I have lost control.

The key is to admit when I am no longer consistent and holding myself accountable. The only way to make it through this heathy jouryis to be honest with yourself. I know why the scale isn't in my favor right now. I need to make a positive change. I need to do what I know is right. emoticon

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11/28/17 9:55 P

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I treated myself to a brand new well needed treadmill for the holiday season. I am so excited! I got in my first 60 min walk this evening and it's like walking on air. I didn't know how bad my old one was until I stepped on this one. Now I have absolutely no excuses not to get in my steps for the day.

Now I am working on my nutrition. Normally when I start exercising again, I just fall in line. We shall see! I don't like to ruin my hard exercise efforts by eating poorly.

I plugged in my meals in my Fitbit for the first time in about 2 weeks. I know exactly what I need to cut back on. emoticon I know why I gained weight, but now it's time to get it back off. I still have a goal to get back into the 170's before January 1, 2017. We shall see how I do!

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11/25/17 8:05 P

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emoticon we just need to refocus and emoticon !! Never to give up. Slow and steady we go. I have been hit and miss for awhile but am back on track again. I don't like to walk out in the cold so I have not been working out. But now I have made myself walk on the treadmill in the office. Dr has a PT room with a manual treadmill weights and some machines he uses for PT. I have only used the treadmill. They took the guest wifi so I can't watch my Beachbody or Jessica Smith at work so I only walk on the treadmill. I will see if I can use data and run Beachbody. I have stocked up on my meats and prepped some breakfast this week. I was still 147 before Thanksgiving and now I'm up 148. I just really enjoyed the pies!! I had pumpkin (homemade), chocolate cream, banana cream (delicious), and a very small slice of blackberry. O my lots and lots of pie!!

Did you go out black Friday shopping? I did I love it. I really wish it would go back to the normal black Friday starting 2am or 5am. None of this 6pm on Thanksgiving. I don't go out til after pie. I was so surprised that I got an xbox 1 for Phil for 189. Now I just need to get him some used games and I also need another TV probably too so we can put Gavin's xbox 360 somewhere. Always something LOL

Anna is doing good. She is working at the Inn at Northwood Village again as a Dietary Aide again. She gets more hours there then the Dollar General. She is paying on a car and we are going to be seeing if she can get her license before the end of the year. Melony is getting big. She is healthy (a chunker munker) and is 3 months old now. Gavin is loving school which is wonderful. He talks about it all the time and he doesn't give me a hard time going. Nothing like last year. He is doing really really well. Phil is still the same. I am sick and tired of this sore throat. It just won't go away!!

Here's to a great week!! emoticon emoticon

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11/25/17 5:57 A

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Thanksgiving is over, family is back at their own houses and now it's time to get back to reality. I totally took advantage of the holiday and ate and ate and ate delicious food. Now it's time to get focused before Christmas arrives.

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11/21/17 5:57 A

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OMG! I am once again waking up feeling numbed with my weight. I still have the goal of being 30 pounds lighter on January 1st. Is that still realistic? Not sure because my focus is all over the place! My self control is all over the place! My willpower to shot to Hell! My consistency is gone! My motivation just isn't there. Thus, the scale keeps moving in the wrong direction. It's totally frustrating because I hate being FAT, but I feel like I am always going to be FAT.

Will I ever be the fit girl? One day I will be. I will never give up. I will fight through this extremely hard journey. I got this! I will build back the strength to want to reach my yearly goal. If I don't, I will continue in 2018. I can do this!

I am trying to build back up my motivation and it's time to think about why I am doing this.

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11/18/17 5:57 A

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I feel like I focus extremely hard on nutrition because it just doesn't come natural for me. I looove junk and all the goods I am not suppose to eat. Portioning works for a little while and then I struggle and struggle and struggle.

I am perfect when I am at work for most part. Once I leave my brain starts to go crazy. It thinks that I could eat anything since I was good for the first half of my day. What's up with that?

I have discovered my triggers and now it's time to keep my brain occupied and on eating healthy when I leave work. I need to focus even harder and change this bad habit. I can do this! Let's make today, the day you kept the entire day healthy. I can do this!!

Can you tell I am talking myself into this? Lol emoticon emoticon

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11/16/17 9:57 A

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Totally fighting the temptation to grab a bag of popcorn. I need to fight all the temptations and get back on track. I am tired of waking up upset with my poor eating choices the day before.

I am a grown women and should be more in control of my actions.

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11/16/17 5:59 A

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I weighed myself this morning and the scale has gone up. What's up with that? emoticon I have a trigger weight and I am getting really close to that weight again. I need to do something quickly to bring the scale back down. I am making this journey a lot harder than what it needs to be

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11/15/17 9:32 P

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It's awesome to talk myself out of eating a snack this evening. I know that makes a huge difference when it comes to the scale. I am a late night snacker and know that I ruin my hard days nutrition. I have learned it's just way too hard to portion out my snacks. So, I have thrown it all away again. I threw out popcorn, ruffles and ice cream. My weaknesses!

I am tired of being the fat one. I watched this YouTube channel and she was talking about always being the fat friend. It's not a nice feeling always being the fat one in the group. Just once and then for the rest of my life, I will like to be like everyone else. I would love to wear some clothes that I definitely cannot wear now. I know one day, I will be able to put on a swimsuit and actually look good in it. One day, just One Day!

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11/14/17 5:56 A

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My weight isn't coming off like it was because I slowed down in my exercise. My treadmill died and it's cold outside. This, I haven't been walking or getting in the amount of steps that I want to. I know that's an excuse!

Now I am working on trying to keep my nutrition in check to prevent weight gain. Let's see how I do in November with my lazy weight loss method.

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11/11/17 6:00 A

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I am working on building back my nutrition again these last couple of weeks i have been out of control. Who would have told me this journey was such a roller coater. I guess, i am the knly kne to blame for this journey being so hard. I watch some YouTube channels and the success stories talk about having to be consistent.

If i could control my calories in verses my calories out and exercise, i will always lose weight. I can do this and determined to never give up until i reach my goa weight of 139.

2017, may not have been my year to reach 139 but we dont know what will happen in 2018.

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11/10/17 6:48 P

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I need to get my nutrition back on track before i go crazy with exercise again. I hate when i workout like a beast and don't see the results that I expect because my nutrition wasn’t on point. We all know how that feels.

I am a work in progress and will never give up.

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11/10/17 6:40 P

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How did you do on the New Year Resolutions you set for yourself?

I actually didn't put too much pressure on myself with my weight loss journey. I promised to be lighter in 2018 than i was on January 1st, 2017. When I hit my 175 pound goal weight, i would have lost 30+ pounds. I call that a success!

Is 175 my overall final goal weight? Absolutely not! I just need to continue setting little weight loss goals until i reach my final goal. If i think too far ahead in this journey i actually start failing myself. It feels like i will never make it to my goal. Setting small goals makes this journey more achievable. I have more success stories to share.

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11/9/17 10:45 A

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I am here at work and thinking of my bed and taking a nap. Kids are home all day today and i know are going to have a lot of energy when i get home.

I haven’t been exercising this week because its cold outside and my treadmill is officially dead. I purchased a new one and it should be delivered by the 22nd. My old one lasted over 16 years and its sad to let it go, but I cant wait to get walking again. No excuses this winter.

Still trying to make progress before the end of the year. Trying to make it to 30 pounds lost, which will be 175. Will i make it!

Then 2018, i start all over again with new goals.

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11/1/17 4:54 A

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I just can’t believe that it’s alreasy November. The year is almost over and I am trying to push myself to lose as much weight as I can to finish off the year. I can do this! I will be successful.

It’s almost the end of 2017 and it will be nice to at least have lost 30 pounds this year. I have been in the 20 pounds lost range for way too long.

I am always motivated in the mornings and hoping that I make it through the day motivated. One thing is that I never give up.

My current stress is waiting to see if Eric is going to give me a chance. Will he make me Front Office Manager? Will he give me the opportunity to continue growing with this company? If not, then it might just be time for me to move on. I need to grow in my career again. It’s time for me to do what I do best. I leave this in God’s hands. If it was meant to be, then I will get it.

Off to shower after forcing myself to exercise this morning. Getting up is always the hardest part and then staying healthy throughout the day is my next challenge. Do the temptations and challenges ever stop? Does this journey ever get easier?

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10/31/17 4:07 A

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emoticon 179

As you can see I didn’t reach my goal of 177, but that’s alright. I tried to take a break away from exercise and this was my result. Obviously, my nutrition can’t stand alone.

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10/23/17 10:45 P

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emoticon Wish me luck with setting a goal to see 177 next Monday the 30th. emoticon

This is the lowest I’ve seen in 2017. Slow & steady will get me to my goal. I know I can do this! I just have to emoticon And emoticon

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Wk#42 - Weighed in at 179 this morning. 25.2 pounds down for the year. OMG 😮 I haven’t seen this number since July. What a waste of 3 months, but glad I fought to make it back down and didn’t give up. No excuses!

I feel amazing this morning and actually glad that I got my food cravings out of my system. This journey is also about being able to continue enjoying what we like to eat. Yesterday I felt out of control and ate some oxtail, rice & peas, corn bread, 2 snickers bars and ruffles. Sounds like a lot doesn’t it? Maybe it wasn’t as much as I thought because I still was able to see 179 on the acale this morning.

We get mad at the scale many times throughout this journey, but it really doesn’t lie. It’s all about being truthful with yourself and tracking every single bite that goes into your mouth.

What did I do without my Fitbit? It helps me soooo much to track my calories in vs. calories out. This is how I keep track of my calorie deficit and it’s most accurate. Spark people is amazing, but this is even more accurate.

I have just drank water so far today because I have no idea what to eat for lunch.

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10/21/17 9:41 P

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This morning, something told me to try on my size 12 uniform that I haven’t been able to fit for an extremely long time. Guess what? It fit and I was able to wear it all day. Small milestones are awesome! Sooo much better than only relying with the number on the scale.

It’s amazing that my closet is like a store because I have all sizes in it. I can’t fit all of my size 12’s yet, but slow and steady will win the race. Totally motivating!! emoticon

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I actually got hubby to walk with me yesterday to help me finish my steps for the day. You would think that walking was the worst thing I could as him to do. He is die hard against exercising and I am unsure as to why. He needs it more than I do, but he has to do it for him. I can’t force him to be healthy.

Once I got home from work, I ate an early dinner, took a nap and then jumped on my treadmill. I caught up on some shows and managed to walk for over 2 hours. I didn’t even notice he time go by, which was awesome. Glad I had the energy to finish my steps today and now I could relax until I have to pick up Maya.

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10/20/17 9:33 A

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Hubby ended up bringing me a bag of Ruffles when he got home. OMG, I ate the whole bag that was over 1100 calories. I can’t even be mad at myself. It is what it is! I still ended the day with a 200 calorie deficit.

This morning I pushed through and got in my early morning well need walk. Started off my day with getting in a calorie burn of 670. Off to a good start today. Now it’s all about staying on track.

I have no excuses because I have delicious chicken, rice and veggies already made. Trying to decide what’s next on deck for me to prep. I feel for beef or pork steak, haven’t had it in a long while. I will have to stop to grab some from the store before getting home.

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10/19/17 8:38 P

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Alright! Alright! So, I stayed in my allowed calorie for the day. But! I had 2 mini poppies seed muffins, one mini cheese danish, snickers bar and Hershey w/almonds. Then dinner I had Roasted zucchini on a bed of brown rice. With that said, the calories eaten were terrible and I need to do much better tomorrow.

On a better note, I got over 20,000 steps without having to struggle. Plus have a calorie deficit of over 1500, which is awesome. Lastly, I got in 16 cups of water. Let’s see how my body responds to the poor food choices because we all know nutrition is more than 80% of this journey.

I really felt for McD’s or Burger King and a huge bag of Ruffles as my dessert. Thank goodness I fought off that temptation because I would have totally regretted it. Tomorrow we will be making burgers for me to fulfill my burger craving.

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The earlier I get in my steps the less I have to do after work. Feels good to be awake early enough to get in an hour walk. emoticon

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Another successful day with staying on track and today I didn’t snack at all. Actually enjoyed being able to eat lunch & dinner without having to worry about calories. I ate as I wanted and now completely satisfied.

For lunch, I made some chicken tacos and dinner we had spicy Italian sausages, rice and zucchini. I made it into a rice bowl and it came out delicious. Ate about 1300 calories and still have a deficit of over 1400 calories today. emoticon

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Since I am back on track with my tracking my calorie deficit, there is no point with stepping on the scale daily. I know it takes a deficit of 3500 calories to drop a pound. It’s pretty interesting how it happens and to see it happen on the scale. I might as well weight until I see the 3500 deficit and then step on the scale. Then I will see a pound loss and not get demotivated. If I am on track, that will be every 3-4 days. It’s all about trying to stay motivated throughout this journey. Now, I am off to work!

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Total calorie deficit is over 1400, 16 cups of water, 20,000+ steps completed and logged every single bite. What else can I ask for? I actually was thinking of adding in strength training, but I want to see how I feel when I get into the 150’s. I am loving cardio right now!

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10/17/17 2:07 P

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I am on a roll with staying in track with logging, exercising and having a calorie deficit. What else can I ask for?

I was watching a YouTube video and he said, it really doesn’t matter what you eat. It’s all in how much you eat of it and make sure you are in a calorie deficit each day. As long as your in a deficit consistently, you will lose weight. Totally makes sense, which is why Spark People plans work.

I totally enjoy being able to eat what ever I want in the right portion size. When I go off track, I really do feel it.

With that said, let me get my butt off the couch and get moving.

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10/16/17 10:55 A

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I am on a roll with getting back in track!! This morning as weigh in day and I saw 181. Praying that next week I will see 179 or less. Woohoo!! I am so excited to stay on track.

I enjoy my cheat meal/day on Monday’s, but it pays off to stay on track and log every single bite. Normally, I will eat what ever and take a break from tracking on Monday’s. I have opted to just continue with my plan by eating what ever I want, but staying in my calorie range. Determined to hit my 1000+ calorie deficit again today.

I was thinking really hard with trying quick fix diet plan, but opted to be healthy about my journey. I am tracking every single bite in my FItBit. That’s helping me to reach my daily calorie deficit. One day at a time will definitely get me to my goal. I have to emoticon and I know emoticon to reach my long term goal of 139. emoticon emoticon

With all that said, it’s time for me to get in my workout. emoticon

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Got up his morning and changed right into my walking clothes. I got in my 75 min workout on my treadmill and just finished lunch. Yesterday we went to Olive Garden for lunch and they have a menu of items around 500 calories. So, I got the shrimp scampi that was 570 and brought it home for lunch today. I split the calamari and zucchini bites with Harold. That filled me up enough, so that’s why I brought home my main course. I didn’t want to over stuff myself. Oh, I also bought their delicious Tiramisu dessert that was worth every single bite and calorie. Total calories came out to 1125, which is almost all of my calories for the day. Thank goodness, I didn’t really get too hungry for he rest of the day and was able to still have an awesome calorie deficit.

Looove my Fitbit to allow me to log everything and feel great even though I ate out. It allows me to eat things out of the norm and still know that I have a calorie deficit for he day. It makes things extremely easier and stress free. I just have to be honest and log everything that goes into my mouth.

Tomorrow is weigh in day and I am hoping my efforts this week really shows up on the scale. Wishing for an awesome weigh in.

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10/12/17 9:35 P

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Another successful day with accomplishing my daily weight loss goals. Feels emoticon I can say it enough, that being back in control make me feel like I am on cloud nine. I am unstoppable! emoticon I will never give up and I know I will get out of the 180's before the end of this month.

We all of long term dreams and goals. The key is to also set short term daily goals. Mine are to drink a gallon of water, get in 20,000 steps, have a 1000 calorie deficit and get in a workout. Sounds simple, but every day is a challenge.

Temptations are the devil! emoticon Think I have mentioned that before. emoticon

G'night emoticon

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Finally was able to get my morning walk in before work. Glad I did because it's raining outside. Not sure if I'll be able to get in my walk after work. I am already over 11,000 steps for the day. Woohoo!! Feels good to be back in control. emoticon

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20,000 steps complete! It takes me 75 minutes to walk 10,000 steps on my treadmill. The other 10,000 steps I did doing walks at work and my daily movements at work.

After my workout I made a ground turkey & chicken stir fry with brown rice, broccoli & cauliflower. It totally hit the spot! Now it's time to go to bed and try to wake up early to get in my walk before work.

It will make my evening a lot better if I could just wake up before work. I have just been choosing my extra 1 1/2 hours of sleep instead of exercise. I miss my morning routines!

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Waking up to another awesome feeling morning. I stuck to my nutrition goals and no snacking. This afternoon I plan on making some tacos, that I have been craving for a couple days. I also feel for some baked zucchini. I also have some shrimp left over from dinner the other day. Hubby was nice enough to make some rice last night that should last a couple days. Planning meals are the key.

I didn't get in my steps as planned, but still made it to 10,000. I have to keep challenging myself to do more. I was just way too tired yesterday when I got home and chose to take a nap. I knew I had a late soccer game and I didn't want to be too tired for that.

Old age is bring on aches and pains that I am not use to. It definitely reminds me that I am not getting any younger and I need this weight off of me. Should I say thanks for the reminder, lol.

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Aww, hope your week gets better for you Michelle.

I have gotten home from work and had an early dinner. Now I am sleepy, but I still have my steps to get in. Plus, Maya decided to stay back after school to ask her teacher some questions. Unsure as to when she will need to be picked up.

I am done with my calories for the day, but I still feel like eating. Sounds like I need to make some veggies that don't add up quickly in calories. Praying I don't start snacking on junk. Time to drink water and fill up because I really shouldn't be hungry.

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Bad week. Be back at lunch to talk a bit.

Keep up the great work. We so can do this!!

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Waking up feeling positive again. I really looooove this feeling and I want it to continue for another couple months. It's time to make more progress in October. I need to get out of the 180's again.

The struggle is real! emoticon

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I totally felt like snacking all day today, especially while relaxing after the kids went to bed. I taught my late night snack cravings and totally going to bed feeling good.

Temptations are all around and it's driving me crazy. This is what's holding me back and I am tired of being tired and frustrated. Today while at Walmart, I grabbed a bag of mini snickers bars. At the checkout counter, I told the cashier I didn't want it. Sooo, close and glad that I put it back. I could see myself eating them all. I also saw some donuts that I totally wanted, but left them on the shelf.

Temptations are the devil! emoticon My new saying that's helping me make it through this bad hump. emoticon

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Finally waking up not frustrated with myself with my late night snacking. My stomach doesn't like me eating too late in the evening. She's finally happy and not tossing his morning. I need to remember this feeling!

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I want a new treadmill, but I also want to rebuild our savings account. Harold's job is going extremely well and I need to be thankful to have him bring in a steady pay check again. Stress off my back and paying bills are sooooo much easier.

All of my aches and pains is what helps me to keep trying to be a healthier person. Just by me gaining back these 8 pounds, I feel the affects. I need this weight off my bones and muscles. I am just getting older as the days go by and need to hold myself more accountable.

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Last 2 days I didn't get in my daily step goal, so tonight I got it in. I am getting OLD, but glad I was able to get it done. 20,000 steps done for the day.

I have been missing my morning workout routines. Especially since it makes me work harder to accomplish my calorie deficit goals. The earlier I start to move, the earlier in the evening I could stop.

I know fad diets are not he best to lose weight, but I need to do something. I am back in the 180's and I really want to lose my next 10 pounds quickly. I have seen a couple options on YouTube, but always hesitant to try them. I was thinking of an egg & veggie diet, or low carb, or juicing again with 1 healthy meal, the 10 day smoothie detox, a soup diet and/or mixed veggies/salads only.

I was also thinking of just doing it the right way and count my calories and drop the weight slowly. Sometimes it's a little too slow for me.

I am just depressed! Trying not to be too hard on myself, but that's hard.

Temptations are the devil! emoticon Is my new saying to help me to fight the many many many daily temptations.

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I wake up, look at my stomach every morning and get frustrated. I am extremely tired of my big stomach and I say the same thing every morning. At what point will I not have it. emoticon

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Late night snacking is killing my hard efforts. I need to just STOP emoticon Temptations are the devil! emoticon

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You probably know already that Monday's are my favorite day of the week. I slept and slept and slept and slept until the kids came home from school. Then I finished some house work and cooking.

I made some delicious Salmon, quinoa and veggies for the week. I should have made more salmon because I know it's not going to last long enough. For the kids, I am going to make some BBQ ribs.

October goal, exercise at least 5 days a week, have a daily 1000 calorie deficit, no cheat days for the month and drink 16 cups of water daily. I can do this!!

It feels amazing to be back on track and be in control.

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