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Rising to the challenge and getting this weight off for good!

~*~*~*10/01/2009~*~*~*~


One day at a time sweet Jesus
That's all I'm asking from you.
Just give me the strength
To do everyday what I have to do.
Yesterday's gone sweet Jesus
And tomorrow may never be mine.
Lord help me today, show me the way
One day at a time.


I just remembered this old song tonight and realize how appropriate it is.

Doing it one day at a time.



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~*~*~*10/01/2009~*~*~*~


One day at a time sweet Jesus
That's all I'm asking from you.
Just give me the strength
To do everyday what I have to do.
Yesterday's gone sweet Jesus
And tomorrow may never be mine.
Lord help me today, show me the way
One day at a time.


I just remembered this old song tonight and realize how appropriate it is.

Doing it one day at a time.





~*~*~*~12/31/2008~*~*~*~
It's the end of the year and the end of a "fat chapter" in my life. God willing, I will never go back again!

New Years Eve finds me down about 95 pounds from last year. One year ago tonight I got ready and drove to meet some old, dear friends for a night of fun. I had spent time that day trying to figure out what to wear. I had probabaly gained 5-10 pounds since I last saw my friends and I wanted to look nice. I brought several new shirts home from Target and hated how every one of them looked. I think I wore something old that at least fit.
Fast forward to early December 2008: I meet the same group of friends for the first time since last year and they all don't recognize me! This time I wear a form fitting top that shows that, while I've lost alot of cleavage (one friend actually comments on that!), I've also lost my back fat! And I HATED my back fat!

I have met the most wonderful people here. We're all struggling with the same thing. Some have more to lose than others, but no one is losing weight without putting forth a super-human amount of effort. I didn't quite get to be Valerie Bertinelli this year. I wanted to start 2009 and be able to say that I didn't need to make a weight loss resolution . But at least this year the loss needs to be small and the emphasis needs to be on maintaining and good health. I am still in awe and almost find it hard to believe that I've come this far. I never would or could have imagined this a year ago.

So, God bless each one of you and may this new year be the year we finish what we started.

Don't give up, don't give in!

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This is my favorite quote, borrowed from another Sparker:
Being fat is hard
Being fit is hard
Choose your hard

(pretty much says it all, doesn't it?)

And this list I borrowed from CXJMeister, I really like this:

Your weight loss =

1 pound = a Guinea Pig
1.5 pounds = a dozen Krispy Kreme glazed donuts
2 pounds = a rack of baby back ribs
3 pounds = an average human brain
4 pounds = an ostrich egg
5 pounds = a Chihuahua
6 pounds = a human’s skin
7.5 pounds = an average newborn
8 pounds = a human head
10 pounds= chemical additives an American consumes each year
11 pounds = an average housecat
12 pounds = a Bald Eagle
15 pounds = 10 dozen large eggs
16 pounds = a sperm whale’s brain
20 pounds = an automobile tire
23 pounds = amount of pizza an average American eats in a year
24 pounds = a 3-gallon tub of super premium ice cream
25 pounds = an average 2 year old
30 pounds = amount of cheese an average American eats in a year
33 pounds = a cinder block
36 pounds = a mid-size microwave
40 pounds = a 5-gallon bottle of water or an average human leg
44 pounds = an elephant’s heart
50 pounds = a small bale of hay
55 pounds = a 5000 BTU air conditioner
60 pounds = an elephant’s penis (yep, weights more than his heart!)
66 pounds = fats and oils an average American eats in a year
70 pounds = an Irish Setter
77 pounds = a gold brick
80 pounds = the World’s Largest Ball of Tape
90 pounds = a newborn calf
100 pounds = a 2 month old horse
111 pounds = red meat an average American eats in a year
117 pounds = an average fashion model (and she’s 5’11”)
118 pounds = the complete Encyclopedia Britannica
120 pounds = amount of trash you throw away in a month
130 pounds = a newborn giraffe
138 pounds = potatoes an average American eats in a year
140 pounds = refined sugar an average American eats in a year
144 pounds = an average adult woman (and she’s 5’4”)
150 pounds = the complete Oxford English Dictionary
187 pounds = an average adult man
200 pounds = 2 Bloodhounds
235 pounds = Arnold Schwarzenegger
300 pounds = an average football lineman
400 pounds = a Welsh pony


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My Goals:
1. To get below 200 pounds. **Goal met 5-9-08!

2. To lose 50 pounds by June 14th(190). **Goal met 6-6-08!!

3. To be at 168 by 8/29 (9/5 at the latest) **Goal met 8-13-08.

4.To be at 155 by 10/10. **Goal met-154.3 on 10/11!!!

5. To be at 145 by Thanksgiving. **Goal met - 145.1 on 10/26!!

6.. Revised final goal: I got down to 140.5 (that's 99.5 lbs lost!) and then started gaining weight (boo, hiss). I realized that while I love how tiny my body is at that weight it leaves me with sagging skin. Not attractive on my butt! Andit makes my face look to drawn. So my final goal is to get back to 145-150. I'm not worried about weight anymore, I just want to be able to fit comfortably in a size 8!

My Program:
Counting calories and exercise is what works best for me.
My recumbant bicycle is my exercise of choice.
Trying to get in about 3 1/2-4 hours per week.
Also, experimenting with DVDS, I've expanded my Firm collecting and I'll be doing more of those in the New Year. They kick my kiester but they get results!

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ZEN_WOMAN
7/28/2014 1:56:42 PM

How's everything going? Did you have a good week last week? My wt is totally up by 6 pounds right now but I did work out 6 days last week so hey can't complain I am not working on it.

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ZEN_WOMAN
6/17/2014 5:31:20 PM

Hey there Chicka,

How is the Summer going for you. Just got back from HI and am hoping to go back again by the end of the year. It was amazing. Plus some of the woman wearing two pieces mad me feel better about myself. emoticon

I am also happy to report I am actually losing weight again. Which is exciting. I am almost back below 200 and now wearing some 12s.

Hope you are doing well.

MJ-

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ZEN_WOMAN
6/5/2014 7:34:22 PM

Hey there Sweetie,

HI was good. Maui was the best! want to go back soon. Def. within a year if possible. I got food poisoning from eggs on my trip to Waikiki the second day there and then sent two days in the hotel room in so much pain. Couldn't leave due to stomach cramps. Not fun at all. I have been back 2 weeks and I am still not super hungry. I didn't lose any weight since basically was starving for 4 days but since I have been back and finished my TOM. I think I am actually making progress (FINALLY!) I saw 203.5 on Friday and then went up a bit. So fingers crossed I will see 200 in two weeks.

I think that is totally realistic since I have been stuck for so long wt wise. If I lose 1 pound a week I will be very happy. 2 pounds would be even better but that is soooo hard for me. The most I have ever lost in a month back in 2008 was 7 pounds and that was in the beginning. By the end I was squeaking 3 pounds a month. I would be happiest at 5 pounds a month consistently.

But then I would also need to sacrifice a lot of the goodies I eat. :) I am trying to drink a protein drink for one of my meals. Started this week. I hope that helps lower my calories.

Cheers,

MJ-




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ZEN_WOMAN
5/5/2014 2:26:05 PM

How is everything going. I am still at 208 (which sucks) but at least I have kept most of the inches off from my juice cleanse in January. My co-worker was so sweet and bought me a new book called. The Fast Diet. It is about intermittent fasting. You eat healthy 5 days a week and fast 2 days a week. But the fasting is not completely no food. You get to eat two small meals worth 500-600 on those days.

Thank goodness I can still eat food on the light days. I hate fasting completely. Used to do it for church and would be starving but the 3rd meal of no food.

Let me know how I can help you and I will do my best.

Cheers,

MJ-



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ZEN_WOMAN
4/28/2014 1:39:53 PM

Hey,Hey, Hey.

Hope you are doing well . Just know I think you are a beautiful person and I am so happy we are friends.

Cheers,

MJ-

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