Weight Loss Acception

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

I felt like I needed to aska few questions and really reach out to my spark friends and just needed to say some stuff out loud to hear myself say it.

Thanks for watching this not so fun blog :) Haven't really done a "serious" vlog yet and it was kinda weird LOL

The "ME" shall be back tomorrow!!

XOXO Thanks for always watching and supporting me!!!
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  • IXCHEL23
    Finally getting to watch this! In terms of your questions:

    1. A dietician had once told me to determine your goal weight, for every inch over 5 ft it's 5lbs added to 100 lbs. So for a 5' 2" woman, that would be 110 lbs. I'm 5' 1.5" and so that would be about 108 lbs. I feel would be too low for me. I'm pear-shaped and I'm sure I would be too skinny on top and I wouldn't want to lose any more of my boobs I would have left! lol
    I know my sister is or hear my good-looking co-workers say they are size 2's and 4's and said I would stop losing when I reached that weight to fit in those sizes, but I don't really know how I would look and most importantly FEEL in those sizes.

    2. I can't help you entirely with this question since sadly I have only gotten about 10-15 lbs close to a goal weight and then yo-yo'ed again. (I'm sure there's some psychological explanation for that) I do know when I got low enough in weight and started to get compliments it was very strange for me. i also had that distorted body image when I looked in the mirror.

    I do know it is an adjustment to get used to the 'new skin' you're in when you lose weight. I'm sure that's what you are feeling right now. So as you are getting close to your "goal" weight only YOU can decide based on how you feel what weight/size is the one for you. Remember your body will be continuously 'morphing' like I've seen with some women who do more weight training, for example. CAROLYN1213 a sparker has had a amazing weight loss journey and transformation. Her blogs are really good!

    I definitely know your insides are getting more and more beautiful too, like your outside!! Healthy!!

    2651 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/18/2012 10:32:30 PM
  • ALICE2003
    Amanda, you look amazing!

    1. My goal weight keeps changing. It's anywhere from 135-150. I think this is because I don't know how I'll look/feel if I get that low. I can't remember the last time I was in the 100's.

    2. I can't answer this question for you. But I do know that a lot of it is a mental thing. You got so used to be "the fat girl" that now you're having a hard time changing your state of mind. I've noticed with myself, that when people start noticing a weight difference in me, it makes me do the opposite of what it should. I start eating again and gain it back! I don't know why I do this, but like I's a mind thing. You just have to keep telling yourself that you are awesome! You are skinny, you are pretty, you look amazing! You really do Amanda. You inspire me, you work so hard and you are actually getting to where you want to be. I'm so happy for you!
    2652 days ago
    Question 1: When I started doing low-carb at the end of November, I weighed 286, so I cut that number in half. I didn't want to limit myself with my number, because if the 'Biggest Losers' can do it, why can't I?

    Question 2: Right now, I look at my reflection and I am OK with how I look. I can see the loss (though this was a terrible week) but I am always comparing myself to others thinking that I am the bigger person. and I always assume that I need more room than I actually do.
    2653 days ago
    Your dog is so cute
    Qu 1 - I've only recently restarted on Spark but I am aiming more for a size rather than a weight, which is Size 6/8/10.

    Qu 2 - When I had a rapid weight loss 2 years ago, I felt I was fatter than I actually was in the mirror. I think the mind can play tricks with you. (By the way I put it all back on a few months afterwards, yo yo dieting wasn't the answer for me, exercising and healthy eating was).

    By the way you look amazing and gorgeous! Keep up the amazing work! emoticon emoticon
    2653 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/17/2012 1:22:01 AM
    So very sorry you haven't been feeling just right! Make sure you are getting enough nutrients to keep that emoticon fabulous bod going!!!

    I chose my goal weight because that was my prepeggo's weight. At that time I thought I was fat! But looking at pics of me back then I looked pretty darn good! And my cholesterol was in a good range! So 125 is my goal!
    As for 2?, can't really put my finger on one specific reason, but I know a lot has to do w/my family and up bringing and our society. I find it so sad that many beautiful women spend so much time obssessing about their weight and comparing themselves to other women, (I'm so guilty )when we should be celebrating and appreciating where we have come from, what we have accomplished and where we are headed. WE have so much to offer and you certainly are doing it right now!!! Maybe it's like a new haircut, it takes time to get used to??? Really don't know the answer!

    You are one amazing, energetic, bubbly, fabulous women! Be proud and like the others said "Take a breath, savour your accomplishments, give yourself some time to truly appreciate your new look and accept, embrace, and give that beautiful Amanda the love she so deserves!!!" I emoticon you sweetie!!!
    2653 days ago
    Great blog! I have lost a 95 plus pounds and do sometimes struggle with what I used to weigh... my daughter frequently reminds me that I'm NOT plus size anymore and I can wear cuter clothes... It's hard... perhaps because I've worn bigger sized clothes for so long!!! I just have to keep reminding myself where I've come and where I'm going.... I set my goal weight based somewhat on the BMI and what I feel like, my goal has never been to be skinny, but to be healthier... although I do enjoy the positive feedback I continue to receive... more importantly I feel so good.. I know I haven't answered your questions, but just wanted to let you know that I do experience some of the same feelings/emotions you are!

    2653 days ago
    You are so brave.
    This is a hard thing to admit. I don't know if I'll ever let go of being the "fat girl" I "feel" like I need to lose another 60 pounds, however, people keep telling me I don't have that to give.
    Technically, I'm still obese for another 16 pounds....sooooo
    I chose my goal because it was an even 150.

    We'll see....

    You're awesome and I really believe that this journey is 50% mental. We have to fix the way we think of ourselves and that's harder than fixing how much we weigh.

    Miss you and the other ladies...
    2653 days ago
    Hey hun..sorry to see you are still under the weather..I had a "bug" that started like 3 wks ago and I'm just getting back to me..I started taking emergency C and juicing along with my eating and that seemed to help mr bounce back

    OMG OMG---Love love Love's a lil pricey here in Houston like almost $4 a bottle but I get it here and there cuz if i have breakfast on the run I stop at Starbucks on the way into Chili's and get a perfect oatmeal and naked OJ.I also do green machine and the berry one as well.I like odwalla too but naked is my FAVE!!

    Amanda first and foremost U R FANTABULOUS HUN AND I emoticon u so much u have a happy go lucky infectious attitude like me and that's why your are one of special spark friends..every since I meet u in the watering hole and we ended up on different teams I made sure to chk in on you and cipher some of your energy..just face it mama YOU ARE emoticon

    Now to answer bout your goal weighg I decided on is just something i feel I will look good at and even now I'm rethinking it..I initially decided on 160 which would still just put me in normal range as far as BMI is concerned.but after looking at how my body is forming and changing during my weightloss journey..I'm thinking 175/170 my be "enuff" for me..I decided on this cuz unless my boobs have a huge meltdown in the next 23bs I lose(I'm 197.2 now) and not to mention my hips I just dont believe 160 or lower would look good or healthy on frame is what it is now from birthing my beautiful and amazing babies and those two things seem to not be budging much..not that I mind at all I appreciate and embrace my I also factored in that I'm 5'8"..kinda tall..but who knows I'm gonna asset and evaluate 175 and go from there..let me run this fast u---what's your ST program looking like? how often do u do it and what are u lifting? Have u ever tried kettlebells? Let me just say they are AWESOMENESS!! I did the prevention work like 8 or so months ago and got some really good results..and since I have lost even more weight now it would probably really lean me out now.I just might take it up next any rate I know I'm tackling Jillian and Shred it with weights starting mid June..just cuz the first part of june is gonna be super hectic for me

    Amanda remember you are Awesome,Gorgeous,Fantabulous and Super Freaking Amazing..and you know what it's ok to wanna tweak this and tweak that but at the end of the day remembet you have lost an almost amazing 100lbs and like u said u didnt even phantom that happening...Accept,Embrace and Love who you are hun cuz you are you and that's MORE THAN ENOUGH emoticon

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    2653 days ago
    I have lost 32 pounds and I am aiming at getting to the top range of a healthy BMI (body mass index). I don't think you should go overboard with losing weight just aim for something sustainable. You can hold that weight and then in a few months maybe try for something smaller if you need to.

    As for your question 2 about adjusting, so far I have not accomplished it on previous diets. However, I know the pitfalls this time around. This time around I am focusing on how my insides are benefiting from weight loss, how I am reversing health problems and how my posture is improving. I think this is better for me than getting fixated on what I weigh. As for comparing yourself to others, it doesn't really work in my book because genetics come into play. People can weigh the same, yet carry it differently. I can have stick arms and legs but still be rounded in the middle with not much at the back. That is my basic body shape - half an apple I guess. I am doing a lot of squats to see if a booty will grow. Don't know, I need some eyes in the back of my head to see if I am getting all Beyonced. You know if I look too hard at some of the fabulous bods at my gym I would truly get an inferiority complex. I just have to focus on being the best me, in the best shape I can achieve.

    Try to take a breath a savour your accomplishments to date. It really is quite incredible and you look lovely. Enjoy! emoticon
    2653 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/16/2012 1:18:05 AM
    Hello! I totally understand and know exactly what you mean and I have been having the same issue... I remember when I was at my heaviest I still "felt" like I weighed the same as I did back in high school , mentally and physically. I was actually about 80 lbs heavier than high school weight but it wasn't until I started looking at pictures of myself that I truly saw how big I had gotten and I did not recognize that girl in the pictures and that was my "ah - ha" moment. I took action and to date I have lost about 75 pounds. But now I am experiencing the reverse effect...I still feel like the fat girl even though I finally can get my butt into a size 4. It shocked me at Christmas time when I was flipping through snapshots and I saw myself and again couldn't believe this picture was me...but this time in a good way, I was thin. That even feels weird to type that. :) I have a few tricks I am is I save the tags off of my new clothes and I tuck them in the corner of my mirror in my bathroom so that when I am getting ready in the mornings I see that they say 'Size 4 or Size 6" and it starts my day with a smile. Another thing that helps me, and maybe it's slightly conceited, is I had my daughter take a few pictures of me now and there is something about seeing a before and a current picture that helps me soak it in and make it more believable and to appreciate how far I have come. Hope that helps or gives you a few ideas! Thanks for sharing !
    2654 days ago
  • SUCCESSN2018
    Finally after getting on my laptop after fighting with my desktop for an hour I was able to see your VLOG!

    Anyways... back onto topic

    I hope you feel better soon. I hate feeling sick and I always feel so "off" when I'm not feeling that great.

    1. My "goal" weight is 140 but even a typical BMI calculator says that for my height I'm still considered overweight. (I'm only 4'11). However, I don't feel comfortable being any smaller then that. Yes, I want to be healthy and feel great again but don't need to be a toothpick. Before I got married in 2005 I was in a size 8 - 10 depending on what I wore and I was around 135ish pounds. I also chose this number because of health conditions that I'm dealing with.

    2: I can't help you in that department, yet..

    Your doggie is so cute! :)

    I hope your back to your energetic, bubbly self in no time!
    2654 days ago
    Amanda, you look amazing! I think one of the problems I have that have led me to rollercoastering in the past, is that I have a poor body image (of myself). Without the scale and forgetting about how clothes fit, I don't know how big OR how little I am. Right now, I feel skinny, but that's only because when I look in the mirrow, I'm starting to see my ribs! Which probably means I should gain (dreaded) a few pounds. I don't remember how to picked 140 as my goal weight. I just know I did a few years ago, and when I was here before, I felt awesome, so when I realized how much weight I'd gained (by finally stepping on the scale again) and not being able to fit into my clothes (thinking how did I let things get that bad) I knew I needed to get back to 140 so I could feel awesome again. When your weight is too low or too high you start to have health issues, lack energy, etc. Others will also notice if you get too skinny and comment. Maybe it's manners, I don't know, but people don't usually mention when you get too fat, unless it's someone like your mom who is brutally honest with you. I've had a lot of people tell me how great I look when I'm in the 140s, but when I start to go into the 130s they start talking about how I look too skinny. I'm rambling on. Don't know how much this will help, but felt the need to reply to your vlog.

    By the way, you look amazing! I see a beautiful, energetic, friendly, woman when I look at you.
    2654 days ago
    I hope you feel better soon! Keep fueling your body and hopefully the "bug" will stay away. Answer to question 1: I've been 108 pounds and 113 pounds before because of dieting and so many people advise me that it's good to be healthy and fit - those two weights for me were not healthy. My goal is tp be slim but not unhealthy - it falls within the "normal" weights on the BMI!

    The answer to question 2: I don't have an answer to that one yet either.

    Hope this helps!
    2654 days ago
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