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After all my whining about weight gain the other day...

Thursday, October 24, 2013

... I lost half an inch off my waist and and an inch off my butt. I taped myself this morning after I realized the pants I bought three weeks ago are sagging on me. I had a job fair to go to, and if y'all remember three weeks ago I bought a few new pairs of pants. New, smaller pants for the fair, right? Apparently, not anymore! I felt those things sliding down my butt right as I got out the car. While walking to the building I saw a young man with his pants barely hanging on his butt cheeks, and thought... I know what he is feeling right now. Thankfully, my shirt was mostly long enough, and the pants didnt fall off, but I was definitely afraid I was going to lose those pants during the event. Yeah... Time to go pant shopping... Again.

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MARILYNROBERT 11/20/2013 11:29PM

    That''s a nice problem emoticon

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KAMINEKO 10/25/2013 8:21AM

    Nice! I mean, bad for the wallet, but otherwise nice!

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144AUTUMN 10/25/2013 12:51AM

  keep up the good work!

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TIGER_LILY_613 10/25/2013 12:30AM

    Awesome ! emoticon

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A setback? I hate setbacks!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

"Where did the 6 extra lb come from?" I moaned yesterday morning as I stared at my scale. I was expecting 2 or 3 lb gain - I had a really fun weekend, after all, but 6? Really? I wasn't that bad over the weekend. Granted, I drank way more then I was supposed to on Friday, but on Saturday I barely touched alcoholic beverages. I may have not worked out Friday or Sunday, but Saturday I went for a run and hiked in the hills for a few hours during the afternoon. I had one real 'cheat' meal, on Sunday, when I had desert that had both gluten and lactose in it - and swiftly paid for my sins with raging tummy problems for the next two days. Since my clothes still fit just fine, the extra lb may be stray post-travel bloat, but seeing those numbers on the scale is super depressing. In response, I tightened up my diet, added more salad and subtracted some of the nuts, starchier veggies and avocado. I also added more cardio to my day, another 30-45 minutes or so of steady-state. So, lets see where I end up on Sunday(weigh-in day!), and go from there.
On another note , I looked up the symptoms for Celiac disease.
I was astonished to see that I have mild forms of the majority of them! Anemia - check. Skin rashes and itchies - all the time. Balance problems - oh yeah. Joint pain (and various other joint issues) - also check. Fatigue - chronic! Headaches - migraines from hell! Am I going to go to the doctor and get official diagnosis? Nah. Good enough for me that most of those issues went away after I got away from gluten. Celiac and various gluten intolerances are often undiagnosed. I can honestly say gluten free is working well for me right now. Thank goodness.

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IMAVISION 10/23/2013 9:46PM



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MISSUSRIVERRAT 10/23/2013 8:11PM

    That weight will be gone in no time! You really didn't ingest that much in extra calories to gain anywhere near 6 pounds. Plus you were active for quite a while, so you really did not skip exercising. And you are all the more confirmed on your knowledge about the gluten intolerance. So hey....I think it will all come out in the wash!

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KAMINEKO 10/23/2013 7:21PM

    Between the weekend activities and gluten exposure, I have no doubt it's bloat. You'll see a drop within the week! Don't be too disheartened!

I have another Spark friend that has the same symptoms you described and has been struggling with the gluten free diet---not that she doesn't make good choices, just that gluten sneaks its way into practically everything so she has accidental ingestion issues. From what she's said, the diet makes a WORLD of difference. She's finally starting to lose a bit of weight after plateauing for like a year or something like that. I'm thinking more and more gluten free is a good direction to take for non celiac sufferers too.

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BABY_GIRL69 10/23/2013 6:13PM

    Water weight... just sweat it off...

God bless & continued health!


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Less than three lb left until goal for October!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

I weigh in at 161.8 lb today! That's less than 3 lb from my goal for October, which is to get into 150's. I am hoping that the next two weeks will be enough to drop the pounds, so I can look fabulous in my superhero costume on Halloween. To that end, I spend the day not only cooking, but pre-portioning my munchies. I got baked chicken quarters, lots of greenery and freggies in the fridge. I also made my own trail mix, with raw almonds, two other kinds of nuts, dried cranberries, dried mangoes and chopped dates. The mix was then portioned out in half-cup baggies, so tomorrow all I need to do is grab one and stick it in the purse. I've done this for the last few days, and it's fantastic for staving off my hunger on the go. By the way, thanks to you guys who gave me good advice on my last blog; I will try to shrink some pants, and hit up a second hand store. Thank you for your help!

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BUGQUEEN01 10/16/2013 11:15PM

    Congrats!! Your hard work is paying off! emoticon

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JULIEPIZZ 10/16/2013 11:28AM

    I am so happy for you! You have worked really hard for this...bravo! I am at my 4 lbs to goal mark also. I am going to do a 3 day cleanse...fresh fruits, veggies and lots of water. No carbs, no sugar and no dairy. I did a five day one last month and I felt amazing...and lost 3 lbs that stayed off! But I didn't do much excersise during if you are burning lots of calories be smart about it!

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KAMINEKO 10/16/2013 8:06AM

    Wow. That's great news! I bet that superhero costume is gonna fit fantastic!

Way to go on all the food prep! That was some work that is sure to pay off!

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MAGGIEVAN 10/16/2013 2:06AM

    Congrats with your achievements.

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The best problem ever, and I need some good advice.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

I have a problem. It's called, lack of clothing. The brand new jeans I got three weeks ago can be taken off without unbuttoning them, and threaten to slide down my behind when I move. I tried size 8 pants at the mall today, and realized... I'm not size 8. I'm size 6. Wow. It feels great to be able to say that, but therein lies my problem... I was a size 8 only three weeks ago. I am deathly afraid of buying new clothing just to have to buy new ones in a few weeks. I don't have enough money for that! I was thinking of getting my old pants tailored, but most of them are not worth the money. So, the question is... What should I do for a new wardrobe? I am currently job hunting, and need to look decent without breaking the bank. Any advice, Spark folks?

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JULIEPIZZ 10/16/2013 11:17AM

    So proud of you! You can make leggings work in place of jeans...these are about $8. I say try a Good Will near a wealthy community...if you put in the time -you can get amazing deals!

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KAMINEKO 10/14/2013 8:25AM

    Woohoo! That's awesome, even if a bit problematic. Do you have consignment/Plato's Closet (or Clothes Mentor)/Good Will near by? I've been going there lately for some of my "transition" pieces.If you do't mind spending time on the hunt, there are some good deals.

Aside from that, maybe washing the jeans in hot water and drying on high heat will shrink them some?


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MISSUSRIVERRAT 10/14/2013 7:17AM

    Maybe you could shrink the jeans in the dryer?

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WEEPINGANGEL74 10/14/2013 12:35AM

    I agree with Tiger_Lily.... get a couple interviewing outfits and use a belt or safety pins or something to make do with what you have until you are done losing weight or at least until you are settling into the size you want to be. For the non-interviews, maybe buy a couple essential and versatile items at a thrift store.


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TIGER_LILY_613 10/14/2013 12:18AM

    LOL emoticon This is an awesome problem to have. Congratulations on getting to size 6 ! emoticon What about tailoring (or buying) one or two outfits specifically for job interviews, and getting a belt for the rest ?

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All the small things

Saturday, October 12, 2013

I love being on vacation. Being on vacation means I can cook my own food, work out twice a day, get my 8 hours of sleep. This is reflecting well in the fact that I am losing a bit more weight and feeling good. Now if I can only find a new job and not have to return to my old stress-filled HR job!
Also, let me tell you... its great to have a Saturday off to do whatever I want to do. A day off is super AMAZING. Have a good weekend!

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KAMINEKO 10/12/2013 7:54PM

    Enjoy your day tomorrow as well! Glad to hear you're well and happy :)

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