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Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Had a pretty good day at work. Met with my SIL after work for our regular weight loss meeting. She compliment me right away and told me that she can tell I've lost weight. She said it's noticeable in my face, my waist, and in my boobs. (Of course you lose boobs first. Geez. *cry*) She has been struggling a bit because of certain things going on (the stress from the in-laws, a play that all three of her kids were in, etc). She had her Weight Watchers meeting this morning and said she lost a pound (she gained almost 3 a couple of weeks ago, but has lost a little bit of it). We talked about how we're noticing that we really look forward to our workouts. She said she's been kind of slacking with her workouts, as far as intensity. She hasn't been making the best food choices, but not the worst, either. But she recognized it and said she wants to make changes. The little pamphlet she brought me from her WW meeting is called "Is It Worth It?" She's brought me a couple of these pamphlets so far and I like them. I'm looking forward to reading this one.

At the beginning of the year, I decided to make one health goal and one personal goal. I made my goal for January (losing 5 pounds and cleaning/organizing my laundry/pantry room), and then didn't make my goal for February. Then for March, I was focused on getting back on track with everything, so I forgot about it. I've been thinking about getting back on track with my monthly goals, as well as adding in some specific weight loss goals.

Weight Loss Goals:
1. Lose 10 percent of body weight (lose 22 pounds).
2. Get to 199 (out of the 200s!)
3. Get to 179 (no longer in the "obese" category).
4. Get to 157.5 (the lowest weight I got to several years ago).
5. Get to 149 (no longer in the "overweight" category).
6. Get to 135 -- ULTIMATE GOAL.

Short Term Personal Goals:
1. Plant seeds.
2. Refinish bench on front porch.
3. Refinish antique trunk.
4. Refinish guest bedroom dresser.
(I like refinishing furniture, can you tell?) I will add to this list later.

Long Term Personal Goals:
1. Run a full mile without stopping.
2. Start/Finish a Couch to 5K program.
3. Run a 5K.
4. Do a mini-triathlon (with swimming, running, and bike riding).
5. Save a lot of money to buy a whole new wardrobe!


So those are some of my goals. I know I'll think of more as time goes on and I will add to that list.

Anyway. Here's my run-down for today:


SBD -- Phase 1.5, Day 16


Breakfast: two golden eggs, crunchy peanut butter, almond milk.

Lunch: beef taco filling with shredded cheddar, sour cream, salsa.

Dinner: Crock-Pot organic pot roast and veggies (sweet potatoes, parsnips, celery, and carrots).

Snacks: apple, string cheese, 100 calorie pack of almonds/walnut mix, baby carrots.

Dessert: one sugar-free grape popsicle.

Activity: Jillian Michaels Banish Fat Boost Metabolism.


I noticed some new muscles in my legs that I've never had. My SIL gave me her old food scale today, and I'm excited to use it. It's just one more tool that will help me reach my goal. I wish I could see more of what other people have told me they see. Husband and SIL have both said they can tell I've lost weight. I just don't really see it yet. I notice my work shirts are a bit looser around the waist now...but I just don't really "see" the difference yet. I see little things...I just want to see big changes.

Well, I'm pooped and still have a mound of laundry on my bed to put away. I swear, it seems like there's always something to do.

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    you see yourself in the mirror daily so it's very hard to see changes right away. You will not only see them, you will feel them and be amazed! Keep pushing, we're all rooting for you!!
    1534 days ago
    You are doing such an awesome job! Keep it up!
    1534 days ago
    When you are scrutinizing your body every day in the mirror, you don't notice the changes because they are happening gradually. But one day, you'll look at a 'before' picture and then you'll be like WTF?! emoticon emoticon
    1534 days ago
    oh I like your goals I think I should do those things like write them down a personal and a wellness goal. Great job

    1535 days ago
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