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Checking back in for good news!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

So, walking in walmart last night, I did a blood pressure and weight test. For me, those weight tests always say I weigh more than my scale at home - so I never quite feel like I've reached a goal when I do them... This time, however, it showed I weighed LESS than my scale at home! What?! I was elated.

So I got up this morning with the intentions to weigh in. Sundays are my normal weigh in days but I had weighed in yesterday and didn't expect much change. Well, change I got :) My weight for this week is officially 154.2! (4.2 lbs away from NOT BEING OVERWEIGHT!) I feel like jumping for joy!! Instead, I reached for the tape measure to see my results on that front.

I haven't taped in 2-3 weeks. Yep, it has really been that long... so I was happy to see some progress :) My waist went down by half an inch, my arms stayed the same, my thighs went down by a whole inch, and my hips went down by half an inch!

HOORAY! :D

To top it off, my husband - a few days ago - mentioned that if I was to try on the bathing suit I tried on last year... I would totally fit it! Back story: I tried on this bathing suit last year bc it was a rocker-chic looking one and really hot looking! I barely squeezed into the large... But I'm down 20 lbs from last year! 20 lbs!! If I see that bathing suit again, I'm going to go try it on :)

Alright, I'm going to get off of here. I have a lot to get done today :)
Until later!

  
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SALLYLEE84 6/23/2013 11:05AM

    Congrats! That's awesome! emoticon

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EWL978 6/23/2013 10:53AM

    Can't wait to hear about the bathing suit tryout!! I understand that 11 pounds lost equals one inch loss!!

Keep on keeping on and congratulations!!

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MLDRLD 6/23/2013 10:50AM

    Congratulations! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DIANEWITHASMILE 6/23/2013 10:49AM

    Woo hoo! Good for you! Doing a happy dance for you!

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I'm still here

Saturday, June 22, 2013

So, I haven't been around much but I'm still on my journey.

Since getting sick, I have yet to get back to regular exercise. I'm still eating generally well, though it has taken me two weeks to lose 1 lb - if that tells you anything about me being so strict about calories... I'm eating somewhere under my weight maintenance calories. Some days I do really well and some days I splurge.

I wish I had an exact reason to give you guys for slowing down - but I don't. Not this time. It's just life! It's just me! I have no excuses. I got out of a routine and I haven't jumped back in, but, I'm doing just fine :)

I WILL get back to exercising, but I'm not going to say when because I don't yet know. I know I need it and I know I still have goals to reach but I'm happy at the moment.

I want to stay positive, if you guys haven't noticed. I've got a lot of big changes coming up in my life.. two tests.. nursing school orientation.. honestly I'm just happy I'm not eating all my weight back on at this point!

Reasons why I'm happy:

Nursing school information is coming up!
I'm about to complete my last couple of tests before school!
I'm OVER halfway to my goal, as of today :)
I went shopping and bought size 8 shorts and a MEDIUM SHIRT.
I'm looking and feeling good!
My family is happy and getting healthier :)
I'm spending lots of time with my family :)

So, that's where I am now. I was trying to get to 150 before my physical appt (have to have one for nursing school) but I don't think it will happen and that's ok :) I'm 155.6 today and I'm loving it! (150 is where I'll no longer be in the overweight category)

That's about all I have for you guys :) I hope everyone is well and happy. Stay positive!
Shannon

  
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HISANGEL721 6/22/2013 12:06PM

    Thank you so much :)

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ALDECKER08 6/22/2013 11:22AM

    One step at a time, one day at a time. It's great that you have positive things to focus on too. Only being 5 - 6 pounds over your goal is still awesome, and that shows a lot of hard work. Keep it up, and good luck!

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I actually got sick...

Sunday, June 09, 2013

Man.. I felt like I was invincible! I was on the longest streak, in a long time, of not getting sick (especially with having a kid). Before, when my diet wasn't so great, I felt like I was getting sick left and right. I almost obsessively wash my hands but still I would get sick.

With my new diet and exercise (going on for 3 or 4 months now) I hadn't gotten sick at all, until a couple of days ago.

It started with my son having a runny nose. I knew that I would need to wash my hands so much more because I was wiping his nose for him. I tried and for one reason or another, failed. It was almost bound to happen, I figure, but it still sucked.

So the sore throat, ear pain, and congestion hit me pretty good. I didn't develop a fever, thank goodness, but I did feel achy and dead tired. However, by day two, I noticed I was starting to feel better! So, while I didn't want to get sick (who does?) it lasted A LOT shorter than ANY OTHER TIME. I think this is due to my efforts in trying to keep healthy! My body was able to use the resources I've been giving it to fight it faster, or so I'd like to think.

Last night I decided to give myself even more of a boost. Water is such a challenge for me to drink while sick, I just don't want it, but I made myself drink 4 cups of alternating green tea/caramel chai tea. I also put a healthy dose of cinnamon and honey in one of the green teas. I took two tablets of vitamin C. Then, I ate two spoonfuls of honey. I added a lemon wedge to my water and made myself drink 3 glasses of that as well. I didn't eat past 9 pm and ate lightly that evening anyways. Lastly, I made sure that I got in bed in time for plenty of rest.

The result? I woke up this morning feeling well! Yay! (oh, one more thing, I use a humidifier when we get sick now. It keeps the air nice and moist. I feel like it helps. I still have it running today and highly recommend them! HOWEVER, I don't have the warm kind. I've been told they grow bacteria easier and so I didn't purchase that type. Here is a link to mine in case anyone is interested in one: http://www.target.com/p/safety-1st-ultraso
nic-360-degree-humidifier/-/A-11268317)

Granted, I'm still making sure to use kleenex to get the rest of the mess out of my head... and my energy isn't quite up to par, but at least I don't feel achy or sore. My throat has returned to normal and my ears don't hurt.

On the "to do" list today is light cleaning, just to get moving, super lots of water, and a little more rest. I want to get back to exercising with ZCUT 8 tomorrow. Hopefully, I'll be 100% by then.

One more thing, I wanted to ask if anyone else is like me when it comes to illness: I. Eat. Junk. I can't even lie to you guys.. I do! I don't want regular food when I'm sick. I get serious cravings for things like oreos... all manner of things bad for me. I know I should eat good things for my body because then I might get over my sickness even faster, but I haven't concurred my bad habit yet. So starting with last nights "cleanse" of sorts, I am eating a mostly liquid type diet today. I figure this will help cleanse my body and maybe help keep whatever weight I would gain from my indiscretions off of it (or at least jump start weight loss again). I started with a strawberry - almost - milkshake this morning, haha. I say almost because I didn't put ice cream in it (I don't have plain vanilla). For lunch I might have soup or something on whole wheat bread (maybe to get in fiber) and for dinner I'm having potato and leek soup! I'm going to try not to snack and if I get hungry then I'm going to try to take in more fluids to combat it. I DO NOT condone what I'm doing, per say, because I'll probably be under my recommended calories today. I just ate a lot of bad stuff for me and figure that giving my body one day of reprieve from it all won't kill me, in fact it'll probably help! (or it usually does for me)

So, that's about all I have for you guys! Some really good, healthy tips and some shady ... old habits. Ha
I hope my blog finds you all well because I know we all hate to be sick. :)
I'll try to blog if I manage to get back to ZCUT tomorrow (although I have a busy day tomorrow so I'm uncertain of this outcome).
Until later,
Shannon

  


Dentist...

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Two impacted wisdom teeth, on the bottom. Meh. Not the best news but not the worst! I had feared I had some kind of infection, which I don't, so that's good :)

Looks like, in the coming months, I'll be trying to schedule to have them removed. Then I can finally be free of pain :)

Everyone is sleeping in this house right now... which is making me drowsy. I'm going to try and get some lunch in and a workout. I think if I can sneak a workout in before grocery shopping then I can get another one in at my son's bedtime.

Let's see if I can do it! haha Readyyy break!
Shannon

  
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HISANGEL721 6/23/2013 10:48AM

    yikes!! I hope it does go smoothly.. I have yet to schedule it. I'm really dreading it.. haa

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FATHINSN 6/5/2013 9:50PM

    Uhuh, pulling teeth is a horror story for me as I once had mine removed FOUR TEETH when I was a kid at one go! So, hopefully your process will be go smoothly and free of pain :D

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Checking in...

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Hey guys!

Just wanted to blog to let ya'll know that I'm moving right along with finishing up ZCUT Month 2. Tomorrow I'm suppose to do two workouts but I'll have to see if I can manage it because...

I have to go to the dentist in the morning. BLECK.

I don't prefer the dentist but I've got an issue that, I figure, needs attention. So, hopefully that goes well.

Other than that, life is good! I just made my grocery list for the next two weeks... it always surprises me these days when I make it. It always seems so small haha! I guess changing our eating habits has completely made over our life, in certain ways. Financially, it is wonderful :)

Well, I hope this blog finds everyone well and happy! I think I'd better get to my shower and wind down before bedtime.

Until later!
Shannon

  
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HISANGEL721 6/5/2013 11:36AM

    Thank you both! :)

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THE_SHAKESHAFT 6/5/2013 1:19AM

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MARYLAMOOGAN 6/5/2013 12:13AM

    Good luck and congrats on the lb lost!! emoticon

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