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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Lately trepidation and anxiety have surrounded my weigh-ins. I don't know why the emoticon has been freaking me out so much but it has. I think I am afraid that I will step on it and be back in the 230's again. Since the start of November, I have only been recording my weight every other Saturday rather than every Saturday. I just wasn't seeing enough movement to do it that frequently. This weekend is my true weigh in. Nonetheless, this morning I decided to step on the scale. In my mind, I just had to see how much weight I have gained since last weekend. I step on and the scale reads. . . 225.6!! Last week I was 226.4. To say I was shocked was an understatement. Its not that I don't believe in myself. I know I workout hard and consistently. My nutrition has been my struggle. Last Wednesday we had our holiday luncheon at work, that Thursday we went to Famous Dave's, Saturday was Derrell's work Christmas party and dinner and on Sunday we went to a buffet to celebrate his cousin's graduation. That is a lot of bad for me food!

I didn't gorge myself. As a matter of fact, I prepared for those events by eating light before hand and working out. On Monday I began food journaling again. To clarify, I have been logging my food since the start of my journey on For me journaling is different because I am carrying around a pen and notebook and writing down what I am GOING to eat (writing it before I munch lets me re-think whether it is worth it), the time I ate it (to ensure I am not bingeing or going too long between meals), and I am manually subtracting the calories from my allowance. I have been working on a 1500 calorie budget but both days I have ended above 1600. That is okay because my actual range is 1800 - 2200 calories based on my activity level though I am sure it needs be adjusted down a touch with my last few weigh-ins. I am also tracking how many servings of water I have. This has helped tremendously! I now have 3 marbles in my "POUNDS LOST 4EVA" jar and 35 in the "Pounds to Go" one.

As of today I only have 3.5 lbs to go until I reach 50 lbs down and I am soooo looking forward to it. My hopes are to reach that by New Year's Eve. I haven't considered my next mini goal after that. Maybe it will be to reach 214 by Valentine's Day (get it-2/14 emoticon ). That would be sweet! I only have 2 lbs to go until I am at my lowest adult weight. I think I may just cry thinking about it! What kind of reward could I give myself for that victory? How should I commemorate that achievement?
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    New workout shoes, or a cute workout outfit.

    You WILL do it!
    1975 days ago
    You are working SO hard! I'm so glad you are reaping the benefits for all of what you are putting into it. You deserve it girl!
    Rewards? Go shoe shopping! :)
    1981 days ago
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    Sometimes we have to get back to basics to get things moving again. You seem to have a great handle on doing just that. We both are so very close to our mini goals and I'm praying we both reach them by or before New Years. I love the 214 by 2/14 what a great Valentine's Day present. Why not get something that keeps that accomplishment in front of you always. Like a charm bracelet with the numbers or a symbol that represents. Or a charm for a necklace. Design a t-shirt that recognizes the accomplishment that you can wear during your workouts. The ability of manicure designs these days - you can have one done for that accomplishment as well, especially designed for you.
    1981 days ago
  • LADYBUG546
    Great work...I think a new hair do for an achievement like that, or pedicure/manicure...or is there something you having been wanting for a while....hmmm....a new purse or wallet
    1981 days ago
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    1981 days ago
    That was a great Christmas present from your scale, although you totally earned it!

    Yay for setting new goals!!!

    1981 days ago
    AW YEAH! That's AWESOME! Reward idea- New panties. Seriously - new panties. There is nothing like smaller, sexier lingerie to feel like you've been rewarded well for your efforts.
    1981 days ago
  • DALID414
    214 for Valentine's is a cute idea. Reward: smaller clothes!!
    1981 days ago
    I can't even begin to imagine what treat for yourself I could suggest!!! As already mentioned: a mani, a pedi, a new haircut? Whatever you do I just hope that your body and your body of friends realize just how deserving of that prize you are!
    1981 days ago
    emoticon Maybe you need to meet some Omaha Sparkfriends for coffee as a reward. I'll even treat!! Keep it up! You can only get better for you since I already think you're a beautiful person. emoticon
    1981 days ago
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  • EUEK098
    I just might be a sucker for pain, but I plan on getting a Brazilian wax. My first one ever.
    1981 days ago
    Woo hoo! This is awesome!
    1982 days ago
    a mani? a pedi? you're doing great!
    1982 days ago
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