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I'm at goal weight! (again)

Thursday, March 04, 2010

I couldn't believe it when I stepped on the scale this morning! I lost 1 pound each of the last 2 days to make my goal weight 4 days before my birthday! I really need to make sure that I stay good and don't gain it back. This time seems different. I hope it is. I feel more in control of my eating and my exercise is more consistent. I used to look at exercise as a way to get to my goal weight. Now I look at it as a way to stay healthy, prevent heart disease (it runs in my family), improve my mood (depression runs in my family also), and have fun! There are a couple of birthday cakes in my break room at work and I'm really not tempted. My son asked me last night if we could stop at DQ for a blizzard. I said no. Again, I wasn't even tempted. I believe I've finally made this "a lifestyle change". Hopefully it will be a consistent one!

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LITTLEWIND53 3/5/2010 1:48AM

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SLENDERELLA61 3/4/2010 10:54PM

    Congrats on your accomplishments. When the attitude is right, nothing an stop you!!! -Marsha

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MONARCHCT 3/4/2010 8:22PM

    Congratulations!!!! I am so envious. I am 2 pounds away from my goal and the scale isn't budging. Then again, I know my good habits need to continue so it's not like there will be M&M's & cookies for breakfast every day once I get there.

I'll bet you feel a huge sense of satisfaction having reached your goal. You are an inspiration!

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GONABFIT 3/4/2010 8:03PM

    WTG!!! That is BEAUTIFUL!

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    WTG! I believe you are there!!

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Halloween Happenings

Thursday, October 22, 2009

For some reason I've been on a real roller coaster lately. I'll be good for awhile then I'll relax and gain weight then I'll get back on track then I'll gain weight. You get the picture. I'm 6.5 pounds over my goal weight of 135 as of this morning. I had joined a challenge to be at goal by Halloween and was actually within 2 pounds 2 weeks ago. It would have been fairly simple to lose 2 pounds in over 3 weeks. However, I guess I decided I had it in the bag and relaxed and started pigging out. I know there is nothing I can do about what has already been done. Today is a new day. I am starting a 9 day healthy streak to see just what I can accomplish in 9 days of eating healthy, exercising and taking good care of myself. Following Halloween, I have a trip to Maui to prepare for. I leave on November 21st. It sure would be nice to look good in a swimsuit by then!



Thursday, October 09, 2008

I hit 140 2 days ago. That is NOT a good thing after reaching my goal of 135 and trying to maintain it. I know exactly when it started creeping back on too. My younger son had a friend over and they were playing in the yard and I was feeling pretty good about everything. Unfortunately, my older son (by 7 years) decided to entertain himself by picking on the younger ones so I decided to intercede. Now keep in mind that I am at 134 pounds ( 1 pound below my goal weight) and my older son is about 215. I guess I wasn't thinking about that fact and because we were all playing outside and enjoying the beautiful weather, I decided to physically block my oldest by standing between him and the younger ones. The tird picked me up and threw me to the ground! I heard a pop sound in my shoulder and rolled around on the ground for several minutes in quite a bit of pain. After reassuring myself that nothing was broken, I decided it was time for my oldest to go spend the rest of his day with his dad. Anyway, my arm was pretty sore for quite some time and so I stopped strength training because my program includes push ups. Several days later I was hanging out on the couch with my hubby and rubbing his back when I heard a similar popping sound from the same shoulder. It's been getting better ever since and I'm doing strength training again, but during this time I haven't been getting much cardio either and I've been eating a ton. So...IT IS TIME TO GET BACK ON TRACK!!!!

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DIVA26 10/14/2008 11:00AM

    Sounds ouchy!!! I hope that things are getting better and that you are getting back on track! Let me know if there is anything I can do or any time of encouragement I can provide!

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Walking in the rain...

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Well, I've been enjoying the new season of Biggest Loser and I am an honorary member of the Cranberry team for the fall challenge. I was determined to get my last chance workout today before weigh in tomorrow. Unfortunately, I didn't get a chance to do anything until after work when it was pouring down rain. It seemed to clear up a little after dinner, so I set off. It began raining a few minutes after leaving the house. However, it is still fairly warm here in the Pacific Northwest so I decided not to worry about it. I actually enjoyed my walk/jog in the rain. The air smelled fresh and felt good to my lungs. I could hear the pitter patter of the rain hitting the leaves of the trees and the water filling up the creek. I could feel the stress of the day melting off me and I felt good and free. I thought about how much the garden must enjoy the rain. I thought about how clean and fresh the world seems after a good rain. I thought about how good it felt to get outside and forget about the stress of the day. I actually enjoyed my walk in the rain.

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DIVA26 9/26/2008 10:47AM

    That sounds like so much fun Brenda! I'm glad that you were able to get out and get some of those stresses gone!

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Yesterday there were donuts in the break room. Today there are cookies! They are really big and full of chocolate chips. I almost reached out and grabbed one without even thinking about it. However, I realized what I was doing and I DID think about it and I walked on by. I bring my food from home and I know if I eat anything extra, I'll be over on calories and I'm still trying to lose the last pound and a half I gained over the weekend. As of right now, a great big cookie is on my list of things to eat once I get back to goal weight. I'm not telling myself no, I'm just waiting a little while longer!


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