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Friday, November 21, 2014

Hi everyone! It's been a week since my last post! I have lost right at 4 lbs this week from 230 to 226.2. I will not be on here all the time and I will not be posting or tracking anything online because I feel it takes up to much time to sit down and track but instead I will be logging on once a week to let everyone know how I have been doing and share my progress with those who are interested. It just seems a waste to try to log everything and earn sparkpoints when I could be up moving around, which would be more beneficial in any lifestyle change. I pretty much know what I can and cannot have so I should be okay if I do not track everything I eat. I have the portion part down and I am in the processes of retraining myself on those portions. My goal is still to get to 145-155 (I am tall) and I still plan on doing it with small goals because I feel that is a better plan than just saying I need to lose 84 pounds. My first goal is 15 pounds and I have lost the first four pounds of that goal--11 pounds to go on GOAL 1!!!! I can feel and see a difference in my legs and so can those around me so while I have only lost 4 pounds I am proud to say without measuring I KNOW I HAVE LOST INCHES AS WELL--AT LEAST 2 IN EACH LEG MAYBE MORE AND SOME IN MY ABS! Will update next week if I have time but with the kids being home and the holiday and studying for finals I may not have the time but will def post the week after Thanksgiving so that y'all can see my progress. THIS TIME I WILL SUCCEED THERE IS NO DOUBT IN MY MIND!!!!!!!!

  
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KESTRYLL 11/21/2014 8:46AM

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Day 3

Thursday, November 13, 2014

So while I have been exercising for a very long time (over a year straight). I just recently changed my eating behavior. I won't say I wasn't eating healthy before but when I was I was still gaining weight so while I continued to exercise with my friends I gave up on eating right. Since we have increased our workout routine each week (to 5 days and 3-5 rounds) I have decided to watch my eating AGAIN as well. I have given up soda completely this time and I have my coffee in the morning (I drink alot of coffee in the AM anyway) and once my pot is empty I switch to water for the rest of the day. If I need the caffeine pick me up in the afternoon I am drinking diet green tea which has enough caffeine to pick me up without keeping me up all night and is also full of antioxidants. it has been three days since I had a mountain dew. :-) Unfortunately, my workout buddy youngest son is sick today so we didn't do our usual Thursday routine but I am going to find a workout on SparkPeople to do so that I don't miss a day. I need to get my weekly groceries but I am having trouble deciding what I need for the week. Any advise? I cannot eat anything to hard and I do not like asparagus, spinach or very many green veggies (Broccoli is okay). I would like to make smoothies (low fat healthy smoothies) but I am unsure how to go about it--advise on that would be great too. Thanks for reading! Have a great day!

  


November 11th, 2014

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

I logged onto Sparkpeople for the first time since March of this year and was not sure if I was ready for the commitment that I have made so many times before and failed. I know I am ready for the commitment this time as far as exercising and eating right just not so sure I am ready for the commitment of logging and keeping up with everything online. I never stopped working out my commitment to my exercise regimen never stopped unless I was sick or hurting so bad I couldn't move; however my weight has increased not decreased. I have had my thyroid checked as well as other health issues and the only thing they could find was a vit d defiency so they had me take a very high dose of vit d weekly for 8 weeks and then I lost my doctor when it was time to recheck so I am unaware if I still have a defiency it is very likely since I am lactose intolerant and do not get in the sun very much. Any one else have this issue please let me know how I can increase my d levels especially since I cannot get in the sun and I don't get enough calcium which helps the body asorb it because of lactose.

Anyway, I read many motivational posts and I also did one of the ten minute kickboxing workouts which was very energetic. I did this after my circuit workout this morning (which is not very intense). So GO ME! LOL MY workout partner and I have increased our days of the week working out from 3 to 5 and we also increased the rounds we do from 3 to 4. A couple of days we did 5 rounds just cause we were talking and cutting up and lost track of where we were at for a moment. She has lost over a 100 pounds in the past year. I am so proud of her!!! In the past year I have gained right at 30 pounds but I am ready to take it off--got a motivational jar with pretty stones/gems in them (look like they belong in a fish tank) and I have put one for each pound I want to lose in one jar and then the other jar is for each pound I lose (got the idea from Sparkpeople few years ago just never done it until last week. My jar has 3 rocks in it meaning I have lost 3 of the 84 pounds I am aiming for. Woo-Hoo 81 to go!

I have made small goals to help me reach my bigger goal. My first goal is 15 pounds and I did not set a time frame when I get there I get here but my plan is to set small goals like this to work my way up to my bigger goal. 15 pounds would put me back around 210-215 and that's a start! My next goal will be to get back in ONEderland once I reach that goal I will begin to make my goals a little smaller and work toward them. Perhaps ten pounds for a while then 5 pounds once the weight is down not sure how I am going to do this just yet. I just know that my first goal is what I am waiting on and that is 15 pounds and I know I will be happy when I reach GOAL 1. I am so happy with the lifestyle change I am going to make this time!

  
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TRAVELGO 11/11/2014 3:19PM

  Thanks for your blog. I LOVE the word "ONEderland" as I have been trying to figure out a way to mark it when I reach it. Good luck to you.

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weight and measurements

Monday, March 10, 2014

Weekly weigh in this morning showed me gaining two pounds since last week, but everyone keeps saying I have lost weight so my workout partner told me to check my measurements and I have lost 2 inches on my waist on inch on my hips and one inch on my thighs. So in all I have lost total of 5 pounds (including my 2 lb gain this week) and 4 inches overall. :-) I was getting frustrated but now I am excited and ready to knock em down!

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RAESUN54 3/10/2014 8:28AM

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Sometimes the scales don't always tell us what we are doing. In time you will see the numbers on the scale reflect the weight loss too. emoticon

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Saturday

Saturday, March 08, 2014

So yesterday one of my best friends took me out to lunch after our walk and Friday workout. She took me to Ryans with the all you can eat buffet. I so didn't want to go I mean come on we are trying to lose weight and we are going to an all you can eat buffet? Anyway, we went--we chose water for our beverages for several reasons: 1) It was free and as a couponer I love free! 2) It is calorie free 3) it helps you feel fuller 4) water is best after a workout 5) unsweet/sweet tea or sodas was the other option..uhm no thanks! Anyway, we walked to the buffet and it looked and smelled so gooooooooooooooooooood! We skipped all the fried foods that we both really love and went to the salad bar! YES great choice. We made our salads with spinach instead of lettuce and gave it the works loaded with vegetables then I topped mine with a granola mix with raisins and added some sunflower seeds :-) I used just shy of a tablespoon of ranch dressing (just a tad) anytime I use dressing I don't use a lot because I obviously want a salad not dressing :-) My plate was completely full of veggies AWESOME! I had a full day servings of veggies with my salad alone. Okay so as I am eating my salad I'm thinking about that dessert buffet sitting right next to me oh that cheesecake looks so good mmmm those cobbler's smell delicious but wow these granolas on my salad are really satisfying that craving for those desserts. After our salad she is telling me I need to have some protein and I am like I don't know I am pretty full I don't want any more but she makes me walk back with her for some protein after all we just burned over 400 calories working out and have quite a bit of calories to consume for the day. So we go back to the buffet and I see fried chicken oh no no no! So I went with a small piece of mandarian orange chicken with red peppers ( I had two pieces less than the serving size of 3 oz) and I found some steamed brocolli-- mmmmm I love broccoli so I loaded the other 3/4 of my plate with steamed broccoli and did not put anything else on my plate. I went back to the table and ate the broccoli before touching the chicken and then I ate the chicken. By then I so wanted to hit that dessert section. So we went back--totally avoiding that fattening section and hit the fruit section--I loaded my plate with pineapple and a few slices of peaches, pears and some sugar free cherry jello. Went back ate a slice of pineapple, my tablespoon of jello and three slices of peaches and well I couldn't eat another bite! I was stuffed so that was it! So those delicious yeast rolls with that honey butter spread they sat on that table yeah I turned them down, that delicious buffet, no go for me! I ate healthy and stayed within my calories at an ALL YOU CAN EAT BUFFET! Yea go me! Just goes to show you can still eat out and eat healthy if you make the right choice! I was so proud of both of us for sticking with all the healthy foods. And I felt full for the remainder of the day. Last night I had summer and I made tacos for the kids, but I left the tortilla off of mine and use way less meat than normal so mine was mainly lettuce and tomato :-) so proud of my accomplishments I just wanted to share! So go out and eat every now and then and treat yourselves you can still stay within your calories if you pay attention to what is in front of you!

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