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Checking -In

Monday, March 10, 2014

Wow, I've been gone for 66 days. Whew! So much has happened but I'm not even sure where to begin....

Work
Work has been crazy since, oh, I started with the company over a year ago. It's a good crazy though so I'm happy. I'm also teaching at the college-level too. At my undergraduate alma mater as well. Things are going so well that they have invited me to teach two classes in the fall.

Health
My health has been ok but I did go to the doc for some issues. Nothing major but I wanted to make sure everything was ok my end. Turns out, everything is FANTASTIC and that I'm good to go. I'm still moving and using my FitBit to help me with everything (you guys HAVE to get one of these). I lost 5 pounds in January and didn't even realize it because I avoided the scale like the plague.

Marriage
Marriage is going good. We are almost at the one year mark. I can't believe how fast time is going by. We are still learning each other but things are good. We have our honeymoon scheduled and booked so I can't wait!

Other than that, things are good. Just trying to get back into the swing of things over here

  


Merry Christmas! (belated) and Happy New Year (coming soon)

Monday, December 30, 2013

Hi everyone! I don't know about you but I had a fantastic Christmas! Not only did I keep those 3 pounds off, but I have managed to not gain any despite my lackluster efforts of working out. I have stuck to having only one plate of food during meals (no seconds) and overloading on water. Hubby and I are thinking about juicing starting next week for a week to see how it goes. I feel like I need to detox and purge my system.

I'm also starting a 21 day challenge with a personal trainer that I adore. Should go pretty well.

I'm still making a comittment to moving 20-30 minutes a day and plan to come up with some attainable goals for 2014.

  
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GEORGE815 1/3/2014 7:56PM

    Great. Can't wait till then. Happy New Year!

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It's Monday

Monday, December 16, 2013

I think I celebrated the success of my 3 pound weight loss a little too quickly because i feel like I ate nothing but junk all weekend. Let's recap:

Friday night - High fiber spaghetti.

Saturday - I cooked brunch and invited my parents over. We had salmon croquettes, biscuits (I only had one), sausage ( I didn't have any), grits and juice. I let myself indulge in the salmon but I didn't really eat much else. I did, however, have about 4 7 oz cups of juice. emoticon Lunch that afternoon was....some leftover pico de gallo with tortilla chips and leftover spaghetti I cooked the night before. i munched all night on various things (chips, an apple, almonds). I just kept munching! I had leftover spaghetti for dinner too.

Sunday - didn't eat breakfast at all. Lunch was an order of corn nuggets and 2 peach muffins with a strawberry lemondae emoticon I didnt mean to eat that but I was out running errands and remembered that I didn't eat and needed something on my stomach. Dinner was baked chicken with sauteed zucchini and squash and corn, with a half of cup of white rice.

I munched throughout the night on pico de gallo (I'm hooked on pico de gallo right now. At least it's healthy) whenever I got hungry so that I wouldn't eat any junk food.

I didnt' work out at all since I try to take the weekends off to rest but I did manage to get to bed early.

How was your weekend?

  
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GEORGE815 12/18/2013 6:55AM

    Maybe have smaller celebrations. But successes are great.

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GEORGE815 12/18/2013 6:55AM

    Maybe have smaller celebrations. But successes are great.

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3 pounds down, 17 to go

Friday, December 13, 2013

This weekend has wrapped up with a mini success. I have lost 3 pounds. I got the scale the other day and my weight was fluctuating between a few ounces, depending on the time of day. That was when I realized that I've lost almost 3 pounds.

How did I do it? Simple: moderate exercise (kickboxing, yoga, dancing around the house, raking the yard), some light strengths work (used my body weight), enough rest, no/low carbs, increased protein and no seconds! Just that simple.

I've been keeping my exercise to 15-20 minutes at a time, with the exception of the raking the leaves - that took an hour!. Next week I want to start back on the treadmill and do strength work twice a week. I'm going to limit my workout to 20 minutes.

God bless my wonderful husband who texts me reminders for breakfast, am snack, lunch and pm snack every single day. He even checks to see if I've had any water. Isn't he awesome?

Anyway, it's Friday so tonight is my rest night. I may start Saturday at the gym but I plan to spend the weekend resting up.

  
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JB5MOM 12/13/2013 1:07PM

    Great job, keep up the good work... My weight is fluxing right now... Boo :'(

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CAROL494 12/13/2013 12:53PM

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I have PCOS

Monday, December 09, 2013

Hey guys. I've been in and out for quite sometime for a number of reasons but my recent discovery has pushed me back into the weight loss realm.

What's going on....

Well, it turns out I have PCOS. Hubby and I have been actively trying to get pregnant for a few months now and with no luck. I was pretty much doing everything possible from temp tracking to cervical mucous tracking to peeing on an ovalution stick every single day. Honestly, I was so sick of tracking things I thought I was going to scream. It wasn't until I missed a period for another 60 days that i called my OB/GYN and talked to him. He had me do some blood tests and my levels came back a few points above normal as well as my weight gain over the years. After further discussions I was diagnosed with PCOS.

I have to admit that I feel a little relieved to finally have an idea about what's going on with me but at the same I am feeling a little discouraged. How have I managed to hold on to this weight for so long? I really need to be about 40 pounds lighter than what I am, realistically, but I'm giving myself short term goals to get there.

My husband and I had a great sit down and we came up with a weight loss game plan. I told him that I could not do this alone and he agreed that I won't. So, here are today on our way to 30-40 weight loss with a baby waiting at the end.

  
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GEORGE815 12/11/2013 4:23PM

    Good luck, Nice to hear from you again.

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MONIQUE1908 12/11/2013 1:02PM

    @canes4ever23 - thanksf for the insight. i know it will be a challenge but once i lose some weight, I have a feeling things will completely turn around for me. and if they don't then we'll just cross that bridge when we get to it.

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CANES4EVER63 12/9/2013 11:51PM

    Every case of PCOS is different. I have a minor case of it, I believe. Just the excess facial hair, minor thyroid issues, and of course, the extreme irregularity. I went on the pill (not metformin) and haven't had a problem sense. However, I know that if/when I try to become pregnant, it will be difficult. Yet self diagnosing myself when I was 14 years old (and c'mon, which 14 year old is in a "must get pregnant" mindset?) has definitely shaped my point of view on the whole trying to get pregnant thing. I know it'll be hard, but I've come to accept that.

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MONIQUE1908 12/9/2013 2:46PM

    @freedomseeker83 - It's good to find a kindred spirit in all of this. Let's team up and keep each other encouraged!

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FREEDOMSEEKER83 12/9/2013 2:15PM

    That is a great plan. I also found out I had PCOS and looking to loss weight so I can have a baby. We can do this.

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MLEHTO 12/9/2013 2:14PM

    PCOS is not fun and very likely has something to do with your weight gain. I have a friend who has it and it is frustrating.

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