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5/18/17 5:15 A

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Trying to get back at it again is soooooooo hard!! I am good while at work and there is something that comes over me when I get back home. Grrrrrrrr. I don't want to go to far back because I do not want to start from the beginning. I really should be in the 180's again, but I'm still struggling to get through the 190's. Today starts a new day with no excuses!!

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5/17/17 6:00 A

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Why is it soooo hard to get back on track. Now that most of May is done and over, my celebrations are almost done too. I took advantage and ate as I pleased and of course gained 3 pounds. It is what it is and now it's time to get it back off. Most of it is probably water weight.

I have to break bad habits again, like late night snacking. Here we go again!!

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5/14/17 6:48 A

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emoticon emoticon Happy Mother's Day!! emoticon emoticon

Wishing you a wonderful day with friends and family!! I am being pampered at home with my babies, just the way I like it. Relaxing!!

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5/13/17 2:15 P

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So this week was much better then last week. I have stayed pretty well on schedule with my food that I had planned the week. Will plan a bit better for next week. I will go pick up the groceries tomorrow while everyone is with their loved ones. Phil has to work and Anna too so we will be together in the AM. Hope the store will be slow when I get to go LOL Anyway I got my workout in every day but took a rest day yesterday. I didn't workout in the AM and directly after work we had a mother child banquet hosted by our church's craft club. It was great. I ate pretty well there only one pc of chicken, plenty of fresh green beans, a little cheesy potatoe (I know but it was so so good) a roll and a salad. For desert I had a very small piece of cake.

This morning I got up late and was 6 min late for work. O well.... Got home and Anna and Phil went out to get a present and Gavin is playing a game. When the timer is up it is my turn for the TV and it is workout time. I am getting lazy and I know I won't get a workout in if I don't soon.

I hope you are having a nice day today and will be very loved and enjoy your Mother's day tomorrow!!

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5/11/17 12:25 P

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Oh hun i feel you. 🤗 We both have a job but hubby uses WAY more money then necessary and it has made it impossible to pay some bills. It got so bad that we now are trying to pay off credit cards that are in collections. Our houe payment for a few months were behind our Ekectric was even shut off at one point. The stress is unbelievable. Hang in there and keep praying. Does hubby sit down with you to pay bills? Phil didn't want to know the bills til one day I snapped told him you do it I'm done trying to figure out what not to pay yet to pay this. So far seems to be doing better. Phil's working over now most days. Atleast for now.

So yesterday we took Anna and Gavin to a little circus. It was fun. It was sketchy at first lol With that said my plan for foods out the window. Atleast i got my workout in earlier!! Doing turbo jam for 4 weeks. Today is day 4. She is full of energy and cracks me up. Enjoying it tho.

Hope your day turns out better!! 💛💜💚💙

"Michelle"
Baby boy born 1/31/12
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NEOhio(Eastern Timezone) USA


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5/11/17 5:17 A

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I'm sooooo tired of worrying. I try and keep my feelings to myself, but it's really becoming draining. I can't really talk to my husband because I don't want him to feel bad. Ever since he lost his job in October, he hasn't been able to find one. I know he's filling out applications and finally getting call backs, but after that they aren't going any where. I'm really trying to hold onto my faith, but it's hard. It's extremely stressful!

Do I also blame myself for coming out of management? Which would have been handle all of the bills money wise. But I am sooo much happier not being in management and I spend a lot more time with my family. What should I do? Should I be miserable in management or just do what makes me happier?

Thank goodness he has his side business, but that just doesn't bring in consistent money. For instance, he hasn't put money in our account all month so far. Some times I think he forgets bills have to be paid. I try not to cry because that wouldn't do me any good.

Well, off to work I go!

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5/7/17 10:59 P

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Was not a good week for me. I wasn't focused or choosing well. It showed on the scale too. Up 2# in one week. emoticon Yesterday I was determined to make next week better. Tonight I went to grocery store and picked up a few things to make next week better. Plenty of fruit and more veggies too. Didn't get to make my oatmeal bake tonight forgot the bananas at the store so I have to wait to make it tomorrow night but I did get my lunch ready and grabbed 2 eggs one for snack and one for breakfast. Got my scrubs ready for tomorrow and coffee is programmed to brew in the morning before my workout. I am aiming for atleast 20 min in the morning so hoping to get up and get it done. Heading to bed soon.

I will eat what I want. I won't stop eating something just because it is "bad for me". I love lasagna in fact mom is making it for dinner tomorrow. I am just going to get an extra workout in and not eat as much as I would if I wasn't listening to my voice in my head. I will also try to eat cleaner the rest of the week. It's like a cheat meal instead of a cheat day. I hope I won't always look at myself in the mirror and say ugg at my reflextion.

Here's to a new week and we will crush it. Yes you can do it and me too. Let's rock this week!!
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5/7/17 2:04 P

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Last week just wasn't my best week, but I am back to my intermittent Fasting today and holding myself accountable. I can do this and totally haven't given up.

I can't lie, I enjoyed eating Walmart ever and enjoyed every single bite. I am a fat person at heart and will always be a fat person in my head. I loooove to eat and I will always looove all the foods that are bad for us. I had French fries, lasagna, meat loaf, popcorn and many more foods that my body doesn't digest very well. Now it's all about cleansing it all out to see a loss again on the scale next week. emoticon

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5/6/17 5:55 A

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Okay, okay, okay!! I ate and ate and ate this week and totally lost track of how much I ate. This, my food logs are totally off. It was Hubbies births and then 3 days later it was our anniversary. I enjoyed every single moment of the celebrations.

Now it's time to get back focused and hope for a loss on the scale this week. Should I even expect a loss? I will be happy with maintaining because I know I just didn't eat the best. No portioning my meals all week until today. I can do it!! We shall see on Monday.

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5/4/17 9:48 P

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Michelle, how was your day?

So, I have been off nutrition wise this week because I had my husband's birthday celebration and my anniversary is tomorrow. I have realized, I'm still not strong enough to eat out at a restaurant. We went to PF Chang's, which is the most delicious Chinese food in Jersey. We were going to go out for dinner for our Anniversary, but our kids are going to cook for us instead. This is going to be our new tradition, which I can't wait to enjoy.

I know I'm not making the best food choices because I feel the food just sitting in my stomach. My body is like, what the hell are you doing to me? I need to get back to my fasting and sticking to it.

I just know I'm not going to drop the 2 pounds I look forward to this week. My goal is going to be 1 pound because I'm determined to still get at least 1 pound off. We shall see!!

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4/30/17 9:45 P

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Michelle, I'm soooo glad you got your wake up call and now back with focusing on you. My wake up call was the number on the scale. I always say, if I can do it, so can you! The older we get the harder we have to work at this journey. I loooooooove Turbo Jam and Turbo Fire is even more intense.

I have just finished my interval training on my treadmill and got in my steps for the day. I also have a problem with exercising and getting in my steps on my days off. I've challenged myself to get moving more during the day. My fitbit is my everything!

Today, I made a couple meals to last me a couple days. I made Salmon, beef, a veggie medley (Zucchini, yellow squash, sweet potato & yams) and rice & beans. I have portioned them all out in containers and of course leftovers for the family. What are your plans for your meals?

I also tried resistance bands and it's still too much pressure on my wrists and thumbs. I feel the pulling even when I was cutting the veggies today. For now, I'm going to stick to cardio. NO EXCUSES!!

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4/30/17 6:33 P

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SO I have been gone away AGAIN! Sorry. I have been off the wagon again. I was sick early in the year and now I'm back on track. I had a HOLY CRAP moment recently after coming home from dinner with hubby. I couldn't wait to get home and put on my comfy clothes. I now call those clothes "my FAT clothes" and I'm tired of wearing them. I also caught a glimpse of my shape at work in the mirror. It made me back up and look again. I DID NOT like it at all. Ever since then I have been walking at lunch every day. I recently started walking on my days off and after work on Sat to keep me moving. This has helped me get my mind in check and then I started working out again to my on demand channel. Last week a coach I was talking to a year ago messaged me about a group she was going to coach on fb focusing on eating what she told us and working out along with accountability. We had to post everyday or we were kicked out. So I went ahead since it was free to give it a try. I was happily pleased that that pushed me enough to continue working out while I got ideas for my meals. I am a breakfast skipper so I am now focusing on easy fast meals for breakfast. Anything to run out the door with or heat up and eat before everyone gets to work.

Today I did Turbo Jam (the very first one to learn the moves). I actually enjoyed it. I think the fb coach is going to do a 3 week program soon but I'm waiting on the information from her. Cost is what I'm looking at now but I want to continue my streak either way. I am working on my meal plan today for the week. I think I am going to try it this week on my own.....I'll be posting here after work probably when Gavin will let me while I do Turbo Jam this week. I need to get more exercise in today because I can't go out and walk. We have been having storms and it looks like it just started raining again. We were outside for a short time today.

Can you use resistance bands instead of weights? Will that help your wrists and thumbs?

"Michelle"
Baby boy born 1/31/12
SW 189#
GW 125#

NEOhio(Eastern Timezone) USA


 current weight: 151.6 
 
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4/28/17 10:57 P

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This morning I started off with a 30 min walk. Then after work I walked with coworkers for 20 min. After my nap, I started my C25k training program and got in another 60 minutes. I definitely got in my steps for the day and some. Tonight I count as my main workout and burned 602 calories. Feels awesome to be getting stronger and stronger as I exercise.

I have been doing a lot of cardio and thinking about starting strength training. Just hesitant because I don't want the tendinitis in my wrists to start acting up again. Plus, I think I also have tendinitis in my thumbs. In order to lift weight, I have to use my hands. I am just unsure as to how much I can or cannot do.

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4/28/17 5:02 A

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A another morning showing 193 on the scale is amazing is amazing. I am totally looking forward to having another great day with nutrition and fitness.

Last night both kids played amazing soccer games and was totally pleased with how they did. I love watching my babies play because they have such a wonderful time and they've made good friends.

I'm outside walking early this morning before heading to work. This is how it makes it easier for me to get my 10,000 steps. When I first got my fit bit in January it was so hard for me to be able to get my steps completed. Now it looks like I might have to push my go to challenge myself more. Not sure if I want to do that yet.

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4/27/17 5:59 A

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Guess what? Guess what? I saw 193 on the scale this morning. I am sooooo excited to see progress. My body is finally liking what I am doing, so I am totally not going to stop.

I have been walking for at least 30-60 minutes a day. Depending on how I feel, I have doing walk/jog intervals to increase my calorie burn. I started intermittent Fasting for 12-16 hours, mainly 16 hours is when I have been seeing my positive results. I start eating at around 8 or 9 am and stop by 4pm daily. The key is still getting in all of your required calories to prevent yourself from going into starvation mode. I track every single bite in my Fitbit. At first it was difficult to get in all of the healthy foods in such a short period of time, but now I am in my routine. No matter what my mind tells me, I do not eat during my fasting period. At least I really try not to. The other day I was tricked because I was offered something, I took it and ate half of it before I realized I shouldn't be eating it. The good part, is that I stopped myself and gave it to my kids. They burn it off quickly!

Just finished my 20 min walk for the morning and now off to work.

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4/26/17 3:36 P

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Right back on track after having an off day yesterday. I still made my calorie deficit, but made really poor food choices. Well, the chips are gone from the house and I didn't have any Sanjay temptations from work. Someone gave me chocolate as a thank you and I saved it for one of my coworkers. The longer I continue my healthy lifestyle, the easier it is to turn things away.

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4/26/17 6:01 A

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Since I ate soooo many ruffles yesterday I drank over 20 cups of water. Thank goodness I didn't see a gain on the scale. I was sooo worried that I ruined my progress. The number on the scale is what helps me to stay motivated.

I actually need to remember to take my measurements on the 1st of the month. That's another way for me to stay motivated because as we all know, the scale isn't always going to say the number we want to see. You know I will keep you updated. Hopefully, I will have good news to share.

I have started walking before work. At first I will walk around the yard Year at work, but then decided to do it around my complex. It's around the same steps or mileage.

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4/25/17 10:20 P

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Intermittent Fasting is a new phase and it's not as hard as I thought it would be. The hardest days are my days off when my mind isn't as occupied with work or doing something. I actually found myself sleeping a lot to make the time go by quickly. So, I wouldn't think of food.

Not sure why I stopped taking my vitamins, but I started taking them again today. Hopefully, this will give me more energy throughout the day.

Today I ate poorly, but it looks like I will still make my 1000 calorie deficit for the day. I had to burn 500+ to make up for my poor earning. I had crumb cake at a meeting and then almost half a bag of ruffles when I got home. I ate over 1700+ calories. OMG emoticon That's a lot of calories! I haven't gone over 1500 in a very long time. I drank over 20 cups of water in hopes to wash out the sodium.

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4/24/17 8:16 P

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2 pounds down this morning when I saw 194 on the scale. I felt like jumping for joy because the scale is finally moving again. I am trying to hold onto my excitement for when I see 189. That will be a milestone for me. I can't wait to never see the 190's again.

The 190's are kicking my butt and I won't let it win. I will always keep fighting and changing up my plan to see what works. What worked for me in my 30's is not working for me in my 40's. It's much harder this go around. Hopefully, once I reach my goal weight I learn my lesson and keep it off.

Today I slept a lot today and I can't figure out why I am sooo tired. Not sure why I stopped taking my daily vitamins, but it's time to get started again.

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4/20/17 10:02 P

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For some reason I have been tired all day. Not sure why because even after my nap after work I had to force myself to get up. I forced myself to get in my workout, which was an awesome burn. I did walk/jog intervals on the treadmill for 70 minutes. Now, instead of going to bed I am watching one show with hubby. Wishing for more energy in the morning.

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4/19/17 9:54 P

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Alright, the scale has won. I am just not ready to make the change to only step on the scale once a week.

I think I have tricked my body to start dropping this weight again. I raised my food intake and started interval training. Plus I increased my totally steps for the day. I use to have problems getting in my 10000 steps, but not anymore. Only my days off, I realize I don't move a lot. I walk before, during and after work. Awesome workouts!!

Weigh in day I finally moved the scale to 196 and today 2 days later I saw 195. Praying to continue to see progress.

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4/15/17 9:36 P

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Alright! I can't keep myself off the scale. I am trying to bust through these pounds, but the scale refuses to move. It is going back and forth between 197 & 198. I have decided to increase the intensity of my workouts to see if that gets me past this hump.

It's hard to know that my nutrition is on point and the scale still refuses to move. What's up with that? Just frustrating! My efforts just doesn't seem to be enough. I refuse to give up!! And will never give up. Determined to reach the 180's. The older I get, the more I have to work. My body is surely reminding me of this.

I need to remember that nothing in life comes easy. I have to keep fighting to be successful.

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4/13/17 8:25 P

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I feel this week I am totally on point with my nutrition plan. I really want to get on the scale in the morning to see my progress. I can't believe that I am challenging myself to stay off. It's actually driving me crazy, but determined to change this bad habit of scale hopping.

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4/13/17 5:10 A

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So, I put my scale away this morning and didn't get on. This challenge is really harder than you think for me. Am I the only one? I normally get in the scale every morning and have been that way since I started this journey. I can't believe I do not know if i saw results this morning.

This is all a mind game and being consistent. emoticon I have my meals planned in my head and packed for the day. All I have to do is stick with the plan. I know I wouldn't be over eating if I just do what I tell myself I need to do. I need to forget about my wants and think about the healthy needs I want for my body.

emoticon Weigh in day is in 4 days!

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4/12/17 8:21 P

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So, I ate Chinese ribs and fried rice on Monday night. It didn't affect the scale Tuesday morning, but this morning it bounced up 3 pounds. What the F%#? is going on?

I have now challenged myself to only step on the scale once a week on Monday's. This has been a problem for me since I started this journey over 10 years ago. I am just too old to not be able to control my actions. Tomorrow starts my day #1! Wish me luck because this sounds easy, but it really isn't. I was thinking of weighing in only once a month too, but not sure if that was too much at once. Baby steps!

Went walking on my 15 minute break at work and then another 30 minutes once I got home. It was such a beautiful day today.

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4/12/17 3:45 A

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After work yesterday I had Alex's track meet. He loves the sport and that make sure me enjoy it too. He tries his best! It's interesting how running makes him sooo tired. He couldn't make it home with falling asleep. He normally takes a while to fall asleep once in his bed, but not last night. My little pumpkin! I wish my babies could stay small and sweet.

Yesterday my daughter got on my nerves, but I think it's something I need to get use to. She's now an teenager and thinks she knows everything. It drives me crazy!

I stayed below my calorie range for the day and praying for a loss this week. Not sure what happened last week on why I didn't see a loss. I am just pushing forward and trying to continue being healthy. The weight has to fall off through consistency.

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4/10/17 2:13 P

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Mmm, today I made cream cheese pancakes and they turned I out delicious!! I felt for pancakes and I remembered one of my friends mentioning these. Once again, I didn't think they would hit the spot. They proved me wrong because they were great. I definitely have saved the recipe and will be making them again.

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4/9/17 11:01 P

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I have noticed my cravings for junk foods are going away, slowly but surely. Today the kids begged for ice cream from the ice cream truck. They were eating right in front of me and I totally didn't want any. Normally, I would of had them bring me my own. Or take a bit from both of what they decided to get.

Tonight I made cauliflower pizza that turned out delicious! Who would have known I would looooove cauliflower recipes. I have been thinking of trying these different cauliflower recipes for a while now. I just didn't think I would like it. Now it's my day off pizza treat and it totally hits the spot. Topped the pizza with prego sauce, mozzarella cheese, spinach, onions, tomatoes and turkey bacon.

I also made some cauliflower fried that turned out amazingly delicious too. I added onions, tomatoes, green beans, turkey bacon, eggs and soy sauce. Mmmm, tastes just like fried rice and it's a thousand ones healthier and extremely low in calories.

Weigh in day tomorrow! I am just not looking forward to it this week. You know I would keep you updated.

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I am tired of being frustrated with my weigh ins and I am really nervous with tomorrow's weigh in. I have been eating healthy all week and keeping track of every single bite. The scale still just isn't my friend and it never has been. This morning the scale went back up to 198 and I am unsure as to why.

I feel like I am always asking myself why during this journey. It's just really unpredictable and I don't like unpredictable. I am a planner and I like things to go as planned. I am going to give my Fitbit 2 weeks to give me progress and see how it goes.

I do know I have to get on my treadmill today to burn some more calories. Today has taken a lot of planning and staying out the kitchen to be able to get my 1000 calorie deficit. I am off today and really haven't left the house.

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Back using my Fitbit after taking last month off. I have set it to have a 1000 calorie deficit and I am going to eat as much or as little as it tells me. I feel like I am eating all day and I am still in my range.

I am actually really nervous with eating sooo many calories. For instance today I ate 1399 and currently burned 2380. That's almost 1000 calorie deficit for the day and I still have another hour to burn calories for the night. The Fitbit has already factored in the rest of the calories I will burn tonight and actually says I could eat more. Let's see how the scale reacts, which will tell me if my body likes this plan I am trying.

On my days off, I am going to try and eat mostly fruits and veggies since I am not as active. I have prepped some salmon to be my protein. Actually looking forward to make some cauliflower fried rice and pizza this weekend. I might even make cauliflower buns to make an egg sandwich in the morning.

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Saw exactly 197 on the scale this morning. Hoping to hold myself together today to finally see 196 in the morning. I am confident to say I will not see 197 in the morning. You know I will let you know.

I am about to log my meals before planning my dinner and snacks. I might have to jump on my treadmill to burn some calories.

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197 again! Trying not to be disappointed with my results, but it is ablittle frustrating. I had taken off my firbit for a little while and it's about time I put it back on. I need to track my deficit a lot better. I have the tools, why not use it.

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I have eaten 1317 calories today. The 21 day fix program is definitely keeping me eating the right portion sizes. I ate too many carbs by accident. Still not enough protein. Didn't realize that Greek yogurt was a protein until now. I always thought it was a carb.

Portioned out all my meals for the day tomorrow this evening. Planning is everything that will help me to stay consistent and focused.

My scale is bouncing between 198 & 197 and I really want it to move again. I know I should rely on the movement of the scale, but I need to see progress. This is what keeps me motivated. I am trying to focus on Mondays weigh in days to determine how I am doing. The scale will bounce throughout the week, but should show a loss every 7 days. That's if I am doing things right. emoticon emoticon

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Back up to 198 this morning and I am unsure as to why the scale is bouncing. It's going to have to go down with consistency. I can do this! Totally not discouraged because I know I am doing everything right.

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197 this morning in hopes to now see more progress in the morning. I am still figuring out my 21 day fix meal plan with factoring in my meals to fit the plan and calories. Right now I am starting to use the cups, but still using my scale to track my calorie intake. I just want to make sure I am still not eating too much or too little. How do you do the 21 day fix? How do you like it?

Ate 1294 calories today and feel awesome. My daughter asked me if I was hungry and I told her absolutely not. I get to literally eat all day, plus get in my daily treat. Something for me to look forward to at the end of my day. It's a mental thing because it prevents me from cheating throughout the day.

Can you believe that I turned away French fries. That was the hardest thing for me because I am literally addicted to fries. The smell alone gets me every time, but not today. I loooove when I am on the wagon 100%. When I am on, I am on!! Started new again on April 1st, let's see how many weeks I could keep this up for.

Trying to head to bed by 10p to hopefully fall asleep by 11p. In hopes to get more hours of sleep before my alarm goes off at 4:30am. G'night! emoticon

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I have been allowing myself one cheat snack a night, 200 calories or less. As long as I stay within my calorie range. This past week, I opted for Klondike sandwiches that are 180 calories. I was thinking of either cheese danish or chocolate cake or muffins. I have to see how many calories in a portion and how big the portion is. It has to be satisfying and worth it.

This keeps me looking forward to something at the end of each day. This mental game helps to keep me focused throughout the day. Knowing that I have a treat at the end.

Ended today at 1274 calories, which is in my range. Planning my meals are totally working and I am getting use to the 21 day fix containers. Slowly but surely! Eating healthy really gives me extra energy. I wake up easier and not as tired at the end of my work day. This surely is also a motivator. My body is liking what I am doing, so I am going to stay in the 1250 range until my body needs a change. What's the point in changing something that isn't broke.

Happy to see progress!! 180's here I come!! Off to bed I go, G'night! emoticon


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Wow emoticon I reached for a pear in stead of popcorn. That's huge for me! I don't know how to just have a little bit of popcorn. My body takes a very long time to recover after I have had a bowl of popcorn. I looove the stuff, but it just wasn't worth it.

Trying to keep my goals in mind this month. I really don't want to ruin my excellent progress this month already. Time to keep moving in the right direction.

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I have realized that my body definitely needs at least 1200 calories. I ate 979 yesterday and woke up with a gain. I did not do that on purpose, but I decided to try eating mostly veggies. I felt like I ate all day and was full at the end of the day. I didn't think that I would gain a pound by doing that. I am not mad because I know I ate healthy yesterday. I know the pound will go away just as quickly as it came.

I have planned out my meals and on still on my 21 day fix challenge. What took me so long to start. It simplifies my life so much. I have made this delicious veggie/fruit smoothie this morning and plan on oatmeal for my afternoon snack. Then my cauliflower fried rice for lunch with a little salmon. Then a carb, veggie and protein for dinner with my afternoon treat.

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Yesterday I discover cauliflower pizza that came out delicious. Used a little too many seasoning for my taste, but I totally got rid of my pizza craving.

Today, I made cauliflower fried rice that was the bomb! I totally need to make more because my entire family loved it, which is always a plus. Hubby said that it tasted like quinoa, which was exactly right. After having he cauliflower rice with my meals today, left me with only eating around 979 calories. Not on purpose, but I have been eating all day. Plus got in my evening ice cream snack. Pretty awesome! On my way home, I will be purchasing another cauliflower head.

Plus, I have made this delicious green tea & apple cranberry tea with lemon and Splenda. Mmmmmmm!! Totally makes water easier to drink. Goal is to get in 12 cups of water a day, which is half my body weight.

This morning I saw 197 on the scale. Woohoo, 3 pounds down from last week. I haven't see. Results like that in such a looong time. I told you, I am feeling stronger than last month. I am going to see the 180's by the time this month ends. I can do this!! emoticon I just have to stay consistent and emoticon

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I think I figured out my problem. By tracking every single bite in my Fitbit tracker, I have realized how I have been over eating. Of course I have been eating the wrongnportioned sizes. The 2nd think I noticed was I was eating too many meals. I have to remember what time I start eating because that determines when I have to stop. I wake up at 4:30am, which means my first meal is before 6am, next is at 9am, 12p and then around 3p, plus a snack. I use to also eat again with the family at 6p. This week I have stopped that last meal, portioned out my meals, tracked every single bite and have already seen positive results.

Seeing the scale love in the right direction is extremely motivating. I am finally feeling strong enough again to stay on track.

I have been watching weight loss journeys on YouTube and have decided to try a fruits/veggies detox day tomorrow. Hubby went to the store and stocked up on the fruits/veggies I enjoy. I am totally ready to make smoothies, stir fries, veggie pizza and of course big salads. If I need to eat, I will add salmon and quinoa to one meal. That might be around lunch time. We shall see how strong and hungry I am.

Depending on how I feel tomorrow after my day, I might try 5 days 21 day fix & 2 days fruits/veggies detox. We shall see! I keep changing things up to make this work for me this time around. I can do this!! emoticon

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Finally feeling back in control and it feels emoticon

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Guess what? Guess what? I finally saw 199 on that scale again! emoticon emoticon Now I am excited to see progress again. It's about time and now the challenge is to never, I mean never see the 200's again. Can I do it? I ask myself. Absolutely!

Today is going to be another filled with temptations and I have to have the willpower to just say no. I can do this.

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Woke up to weigh 200#'s, ate 1209 calories, 12 cups of water. Overall awesome day. Trying to still determine all that I can eat to stay in my calorie range. There are many foods that I want to eat , but add up too quickly in calories. That's a no no! Is it worth it? Is the question I ask myself all day.

I have had the 21 day fix cups since Christmas and I just decided to pull them out. I have been planning my meals to be able to start tomorrow. I looked at some YouTube videos to help get me started and they were helpful. Now it's incorporating my foods into this plan.

Wish me luck tomorrow as it will be day #1.

Have you tried the 21 day fix program?

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Even though I am definitely not where I want to be, I am happy this morning. It has taken me a long while to see 200 again on the scale. The last couple of days I have been focused and determined to see thisnscale go back down. I am actually frustrated with my 40yearvold self. I should have more willpower and consistency in my life. Let's see how I do today!

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Donuts & ribs & fries were my temptations today and I beat them all. I was able to have 1 portioned snack and stay within my calorie range. What else can I ask for. Willpower and consistency is what I am working on. I finally feel back in control again. The scale will let me know come weigh in day on Monday.

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Proud of myself because I was able to stay away from snacking last night. I was laying in my bed watching TV and I wanted something to munch on. I said it out loud and it just sounded ridiculous. Why would I want to eat something at 10p at night and I know I wasn't hungry. What's wrong with me? That's my biggest problem. Just proud of myself for recognizing this problem and making a positive changes I can do this.

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I am a big 50 year old that has no self control. What's up with that? I need to get my kind together and focused on my goal. I need to hange this back habit of snacking and losing control of what I put into my mouth. This is what's stalling me from losing weight. My calories add up pretty quickly because I am eating too many snacks.

My meals are not too bad, it's what I am eating in between them.

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Why is it so hard for me to just eat 3 meals a day like any normal person. Healthy breakfast, lunch, dinner and 1 snack. I can do this to make better progress.

So I finished the 20 pounds must go challenge and I only lost 2 pounds in 20 weeks. That's terrible and I feel ashamed. Will I give up? Absolutely not! Time to just start over and do better next time.

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Scale is going back down slowly but surely. Today was a very busy day and I can't believe it's already 10:30p. It's time to go to bed to get ready for my 4:30am wake up call.

Maya and her father went to my Cousins sweet 16 tonight and have been sending me pics. I know I am getting old because I chose sleep over going to the party. I just thought about my alarm clock and having to hit snooze too many times if I went. It just wouldn't have been worth it. G'night!!

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emoticon Michelle Michelle Michelle, where are you? Hope your doing well and staying on track?

My scale is always going on a roller coaster ride and I can't even be upset. I know exactly what I am doing wrong. emoticon Summer is right around the corner and once again I cannot fit into my cute clothes. I don't even feel like being around family. I am not in a good place no matter how much I try and stay positive. Why am I making this journey sooooooo hard? I know I can do better!

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Anna is extremely blessed to have you by her side through the good & bad. Did you get in your workout as planned?

I have been walking walking keeping my lroutones simplifies. I for some reason have lost motivation and I am unsure as to why. I have challenged myself to continue to stay in my calorie range. I have to get past this month because March and April in the past have always been bad for me. Time to break that cycle and push harder.

Hubby still hasn't heard anything. Was told they will make their decision by Friday. So we still have a couple days to go. Stressful! I am sooo tired of being in a tight budget and just want to go shopping and spend my hard earned money. At this point, I can only purchase items that we need and not what I want for pure pleasure.

Plus, hubby being at home all the time is really driving me CRAZY!!

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How did hubbies interview go? Hear anything yet?

Anna is 3 months along now. It is a bit weird but getting better. I just picked up a couple more pieces of clothing for her the other day. She has all skinny skinny clothes and is starting to fit a bit tight. She has tried on some of her dresses she bought last summer and she said they will be able to be worn while she is getting bigger. I'm glad too. Hopefully she won't have to get to many pieces of clothing. She goes tomorrow to the baby doctor then she will be coming to the Chiropractor in the afternoon. She will tell me then when the next Dr visit will be. We will get to know what the sex is at that visit. I believe that will be weird too since she is my baby having a baby......anyway we hope the baby will show us the sex and we are going to try to keep it a secret until a reveal party.

I have cleaned up the pantry and refrigerator, and freezer yesterday. Now to keep on track with the menu I come up with tonight for the week. Hoping for another loss this weekend. After my parents leave tonight I hope to get in a small workout to start the week off right and keep it going thru the week. We are suppose to get some more snow Tuesday. What are you going to get? I see CT is set for 18 inches tonight/tomorrow.

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You sound happy Michelle and not as stressed as you were a couple months ago. How many months is Anna now? Hope Gavin went to bed alright for you and you were able to get a good nights rest.

I am up bright and early about to grab breakfast and head out the door to work. Yesterday went by pretty quickly and I am hoping for another great day.

Hubby had an interview yesterday and I am praying that they give him a chance. Now it's the waiting game.

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You've got this. I bounce back and forth too. It is frustrating.

Tonight Anna came over for dinner. I made terryake chicken with broccoli and rice. I mixed white and brown together since my husband won't eat the brown. I was hoping to comprimise with him. It wasn't bad and it was nice to have Anna here. She mainly comes to eat but it is ok since they don't have alot of food in the apartment and I know she is eating so I'll take it.

Looking forward to the weekend already. Phil is off tomorrow with his new schedule. His weekends are now Friday and Saturday's. I work Sat but atleast I know I will be done and home by 1. I am hoping that work hires another person soon and trains them well because I am so tired of working every stinkin Saturday.

Gotta get Gavin to bed. I will talk to you soon. It is really nice to have a laptop that works. I can actually get on here and read articles and talk to you. Keep accountable. Night!!

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I wish I was the only one eating dinner. It will just make less work for me in the evenings. Plus it will save us some money. My kids are at that age where they really know how to eat.

This morning I stepped on the scale and actually saw positive results that I haven't seen in a couple weeks. Let's see if I could stick to my plan and continue to see progress. Last month I kept bouncing from 199 to 202 and that needs to stop. I am currently on my way back down. I keep sabotaging my journey and it's getting annoying.

Snacks and lunch have been packed and dinner is already dished out. Have fun meal prepping.

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I am looking at meal prepping because it is only me eating at dinner time and in hopes that I will have a lunch made up to quick put into my lunch box. I didn't walk today at work. I was feeling blah today. I'm so excited that I am off tomorrow.

Have a great night!!

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Lately, I have been focusing on my nutrition more than my exercise. I need to refocus in hopes to see better results in March. I actually meal prepped this week. Made a delicious mixed veggie bacon & sausage frittata for breakfast and salmon, mixed veggies with rice for dinner. Lunch I have a salad from the break room and snacks I have special k cereal and slim fast shakes. Let's see how this week goes. On stand by I found a recipe for boneless chicken breast that I want to try.

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Walked on the treadmill this afternoon at work. Walked 20 min on the treadmill. It was raining this afternoon. So I watched my NCIS and walked til my lunch was over.

Gavin is playing his game then after dinner I'm getting my workout in.

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Keep up the great work!!

I took Anna and Gavin today to PA to visit an old school friend. We used to see much more of each other but then it was longer and longer. I was supposed to go a few months ago but we both had bad snow so we cancelled. Today was nice. I was super excited to see them again and am super happy I went. I took my computer with me to have my friends husband fix it. It hasn't worked well for quite some time now. He said it had ALOT of viruses on it. I knew it was bad because it would take forever to get to a site then freeze all the time. I can't wait to get it back. He gave me an extra one they had there until I get mine back. I will be able to come on here again more often. It is much harder on my phone so I don't get on much. I will be able to be here more once the computer is done.

Not weighing in today. TOM this weekend and I'm always up during that time. So we will see how next weigh in goes. I have been walking on the treadmill the last few days at the Dr. office and a few times I went and took a lap or two around the mall at my lunch break.

Have a nice evening!! talk to you soon.

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After my 4 mile walk, I thought I was going to wake up in pain or with aches. My left knee isn't even bothering me this morning. I really believe that staying active helps to prevent my pains. I had to fight through my laziness last night and finished my workout at around 9p. Today, I am going to try and get it in shortly after I get home from work. This way I could clean and relax for the rest of the evening.

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emoticon Why am I doing this?

**To stop my aches and pains that have started just recently. I believe it's from the extra weight I have put on.

**To be healthy for me and especially my family

**To feel accomplished once I finally reach my goal weight

**Not getting any younger

**I really want to prevent health problems

**Tired of being overweight

** I want to love myself!

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My 2 days off I have been able to get caught up on sleep. For some reason last week, every morning I woke up tired. I just felt drained the entire week. Hopefully this week is different!

I took the last 2 days off to rest with no exercise. Today I had to force myself to get moving. I think I was actually missing it and was hoping I was still able to complete my walk/jog plan. I pushed myself and jogged 4 minutes instead of 3 minutes for some of my workout. It felt great to be able to do that, but I was tired as all heck when I was done. I am trying to now beat my best 3 mile time of 50 minutes. During this challenge I brought down my time by 10 minutes. That's amazing to me! Now I need to push a little harder to keep improving as the weeks go by.

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emoticon Can I go back to bed please?!?

Something just isn't right with my nutrition this time around. I need to make a change because the scale keeps bouncing between 199 & 201. It's driving me crazy! 😜 I am now going to be eating 6 healthy meals a day. I started this morning with a bacon & egg sandwich on 1 slice of toaste. Then a shake and oatmeal for the next 2 meals. I need to prep better in the evening for the next day. I just didn't have enough time this morning. M

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emoticon After work, I ate an early lunch, took a nap and got in my workout. Woop Woop! Now it's time to chill with hubby before heading to bed to start another day tomorrow.

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emoticon I need to be more consistent with what I eat.

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2/14/17 8:56 P

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This go around is much harder than before. Maybe it's because I am older, but I don't want to use that as an excuse. It might be my cheat day because I might just go too far over board with how and what I eat. I think I am might be shocking my body too much.

On a positive note, the scale may not be moving, but the inches are coming off. I know because I can fit into some clothes I couldn't fit in the beginning of January. Very strange, but I guess I will take it.

Fought myself, but I just finished an awesome workout. Now I can't move, lololol.

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emoticon Happy Valentines Day Ladies!! I must have hit snooze a gazillion times this morning. My body just didn't want to wake up. Needless to say, I didn't get in my workout, but I'm surely going to try when I get home from work. Any special plans for today? We normally keep it simple by hubby making a delicious dinner. I hate going to restaurants for holiday's because they are just too jam packed. I can't wait to see what he's going to make.

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Glad you are feeling better Michelle!!

Today was a relax day and I had to make myself get in the zone to workout. I completed Day #22: walk 2 1/2 min / jog 2 1/2 until I completed 3 miles in 51:13 min. This is the furthest I made it in the C25k challenge.

emoticon 11 more days to race day! emoticon

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Finally feeling better. I got in a Heat workout this afternoon. It was quite fun actually. As I got the hang of the moves I could feel myabs and thighs. Going to watch the moves for tomorrow later tonight. Sorry I've been away just been doing is all. Woke up today and I was like get back at it or you'll quit again just as you do. Not this time.

Anna's doing better still has a bit of morning sickness but other then that she's good.

Gavin just had his 5th bday. Can't believe he's five already. Thursday he had to go to the dentist and have a molar pulled. He was a champ. Now he's into Skylanders lol

Official go. Gotta get the house picked up. Have a good day!!

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I am sitting here catching up on shows waiting on hubby to get home. I use to love being home alone, but now I really don't like it. The kids are in NY, so it's just me and my fur family. I have just gotten use to someone always being here with me. Now I can't sleep until hubby gets in no matter how tired I am. My body just won't shut down.

Today I used as a rest day, but glad to of gotten in my 10,000 steps. I am trying to relax and enjoy this journey and I know my body needs a break. I have gotten in my 5 days of exercise and now taking 2 days off. Monday will be the start to a new week.

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I am sooo tired this morning and just want to go back to bed. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Working out daily is really getting easier and easier. I don't have to fight myself as much as I did when I started back in January. I have been doing more morning workouts. I have been waking up by 3:30am to get it in and my body can only do that so many days in a row.

The days I can't get up, I just complete my routine after I get home from work and take a nap.

Kids are on their way to NY for my nieces birthday party tomorrow. They are staying the weekend and we will head to pick them up on Sunday. My daddy is also in town, so I am trying to be a good daughter and will spend some time with him in sunday. We might go out to lunch after church.

G'night!! emoticon

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Up bright & early and about to head into work. I went to bed late last night and just couldn't wake up to get in my workout. I promise to get it in after I get home from work.

I have reached a point in my journey where I feel guilty for not getting in a workout routine. Even if it's a nice walk on my treadmill. I am starting to bring out my favorite dvds again and actually excited to see what else I have to bring out. I am going to stick with Charlene Extreme & Turbo Fire on my off days from my 3 miles.

My goal is to jog 3 miles completely and then train to do more miles. Slow & steady and I know I will have to reach my goal. I will get there.

That dang scale is extremely stubborn and this is this is the 3rd or 4th time I am seeing 199. Praying that I do not make it go backwards again. I am doing something, but not sure what. I have started carb cycling and cut out my bad snacks. Let's see if that helps along with my slim fast shakes.

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My boss is soooo useless at times, most of the time. I was extremely happy when I was able to sit down in my car and head home. I stayed back almost an hour past my shift, but I thought it was going to be worse. It was a non stop day due to the snow storm, which was expected. My body crashed and I had to take a nap and just finished an awesome interval workout.

I decided to dust off my Charlene Extreme DVD and complete the interval training. She is extremely motivating and such an awesome lady inside & out. She officially my girl crush, lol! She really makes you burn and push yourself to gets me through the entire routine. Woop Woop!!

Now it's time to shower and head back to bed. Especially since the kids are in bed and hubby is out working.

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Another morning workout is complete and I feel amazing. I haven't burned so many calories in a workout in such a long time. The good part about being consistent is that I know I am getting stronger and stronger as the days go by.

I have decided to try carb cycling. Today is going to be a low carb day, so I started off with 2 scrambled eggs and sausages. It totally hit the spot! During the day I will be drinking my shake and then it's all about the protein when I get back home.

Can I do it? You bet I can!

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Morning workout complete - 20 min Turbo Fire & 30 min walk

Determined to not jump on the scale daily this week. That's what demotivated me last week because I didn't see progress. I saw a pound down and I was happy to see that. The scale goes down slowly and I know this. My body holds onto fat and I must keep pushing.

The good thing is that I feel amazing after my workouts and I feel stronger and stronger as the days go by. I know I am doing something right even though the scale doesn't show it.

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20 Pounds to go Challenge, I have 16 pounds to reach my goal weight in 7 more weeks. Is that realistic? Not sure, but I am surely going to try my best to get there. That will put me at 182 pounds. Slow & steady will get me there.

I need to learn not to get discouraged because I know consistency will get me to my goal. This week I kept stepping on the scale and didn't see the positive results I wanted. I got a little discouraged and self sabotaged myself. I know I would have seen more of a loss this week if I stuck to my routine until my Monday weigh in. I need to learn how to keep pushing through, which isn't easy.

I am surprised to see a pound down this morning after eating pizza, wings & fries last night for dinner.

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Just finished my walk/jog to 3 miles and feel amazing. I really can't wait to be able to jog an entire 3 miles. Woop Woop!! emoticon

Now it's time to keep my day healthy! emoticon emoticon

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