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I feel a little discombobulated.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

I feel like I can't quite grasp where I am at right now. I don't know if it's amazement that I struggled struggled struggled and then woke up and here I was under 300 for the first time in who knows how long or what. I can't seem to settle on my next goal to shoot for. I know I have 199 in the distance...but the immediate future is saying, ok what now? What can I lose next?

At the same time I am cheating myself. Feeling like I deserve chips or a soda after all my hard work and then I'll get back on track later or I'll work it off walking. Guess what? After you give want to give in even MORE.

So I had a cookie, then I had 4 more to "get rid of them". Im selfish in a way. I want it all. My cake and my weight loss. I have to learn that they do NOT go hand in hand. I struggle with what I feel like I deserve.

Sometimes my motivation is high and then other times I know that it is just a matter of talking myself into what I have to do. Other times habit carries me through. Sometimes, I don't do very well. I KNOW I do better when I TRY.

TRY. It's such a small little word isn't it? I see people come in here and talk about how they are going to restart and really dig in and do this, then I check back with them and they haven't posted anything new in 23 days, 57 days, 113 days...and Im like, what?

My theory is this. If you are the kind of person that has to come look for a site and support like this one offers you, then you HAVE to visit it daily to get out of it what you need to succeed. You HAVE to put into it, to get anything out of it. You have to TRY.

I do WAY better at this when I am present. I do better when I am accountable. I do better when I see the struggles of others. I do better when I post silly boring blogs like this I do better with you than without you.

Truth is I need you.

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MILPAM3 9/30/2014 7:19PM

  You DESERVE a healthy body, but that comes with sacrifices and determination. Keep plugging away.

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NOWINGS2 9/30/2014 6:40PM

    Very astute observations. You have come a long way, and you deserve to celebrate your mile stone victory. How about some non-food celebratory events--full body massage (so much less body than before), pedicure (way easier to see the toes), etc.? I'm 70 pounds behind you, and I happily read your blog as you lead the way!! Great job!!

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DIASTER 9/30/2014 2:19PM

  Whoops, I am guilty of not writing blogs, but please know I am on here every day getting help from others triumphs and struggles. My blogs would be just so boring , thought once a month would be enough just for a update. Am so proud of your success, and don't you dare take a break now, how about aiming for 290 next? We are counting on you.

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SEVERINA418 9/30/2014 10:09AM

    I need you, too, babe. Keep posting because you're helping me WAY more than you could ever imagine right now!

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MJRVIC2000 9/30/2014 10:05AM

    Faith makes everything possible; Hope makes everything work; and Love makes everything beautiful! God Bless YOU! Vic.

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Granddaughter/Fall pics

Monday, September 29, 2014

I had a wonderful week last week and this weekend. Not only did I squeak into the 200's, it was fair week and I got to spend time with my grand daughter.

This week I am shooting for 295. Quite a chunk of change but it's something to strive for.

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SEVERINA418 9/29/2014 7:29PM

    What a cutie patutie! I'll bet you're a proud grandma!

And shoot for the stars! I know you can do it!!

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NOWINGS2 9/29/2014 1:14PM

    She's adorable!! Glad you're enjoying time with your beautiful grand daughter and making such great progress on your goals!

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MILPAM3 9/29/2014 11:21AM

  What a doll! Don't you just love how their innocence shows up when they are enjoying the season.

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NEELIXNKES 9/29/2014 8:52AM

    She is precious! Thanks for sharing. Such a great motivation she must be for you. emoticon

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    She is the cutest!!! Glad you had some family time and congrats for getting into 200's

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GRANDMAFRANNY 9/29/2014 8:18AM


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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Guess who's in the 200's??? THIS GIRL!

Today, I officially weigh LESS than what my driver's license says I do. lol.

299. During the county fair and During TOM. Typically if history repeats itself I will go back up a tiny bit next week, hopefully I can lose a couple more pounds that I can still stay under 300.

Im claiming 2'VILLE, sticking a flag in it!


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HONEYBEAR1461 9/28/2014 8:27PM

    Sandy I am so pleased for you and proud of your achievements. You have come a long way and have done so well. Keep up the great work.

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NETGYRL 9/27/2014 2:37PM

    Woot!! Congrats!!

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SEVERINA418 9/25/2014 11:15PM

    Yay! You go, girl!

I'm sorry I've been MIA so much the past few weeks. I will try to get on here more often. I like reading what you have to say!

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NOWINGS2 9/25/2014 12:18PM

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All that work paid off!! Great going!! What a major milestone!! You are an inspiration; I'm inspired!

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DIASTER 9/25/2014 10:32AM

  YEA!!!!! Now go get those new shoes you promised yourself when you got to 299. Wat to go girl.

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MILPAM3 9/25/2014 8:51AM

  Well, C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S! Keep on driving -- in more ways than one. emoticon emoticon

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DMEYER4 9/25/2014 6:41AM

  emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon great job keep up the good work

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just updating and accounting.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

I would have done really well today if it werent for all the FAT I ate today. Man I love cheese. Creamy Colby...mmmm. lol. Then we went out to eat for dinner. I logged it all.

Spark says I did not go over number wise, just bad choices.

I did work out for an hour this morning, then worked outside some, will post fall decor later. I got in over 16,000 steps today according to my fitbit tracker.

All next week I plan to get in 1 whole hour of VERY active exercise. For some reason my bike is not considered VERY active, I guess cause it cant gauge resistance. So that means 1 hour on the treadmill. I have been getting faster at my walking, and even tiny bits of jogging thrown in. It's just that 30 mins seems like forever! Now Im gonna do 60. shew!

This coming week is the fair so I have to get all this done in the mornings mostly. I wont get to go to the fair until maybe Wednesday, but I will get to go 3 or 4 days/nights when I am not working AND I will have my grand daughter all week. YAY!

Am still hovering above the 299 mark, cant say that I will hit it this week *crossing fingers*.

Have a great week !

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TWEETIBEAR 9/24/2014 11:41PM

    I need to get myself motivated to MOVE. I haven't done any exercises in so long I cannot remember. I did take a short walk 3 or 4 times this past week, but nothing like I should be doing. I need to get out my Oldies but Goodies video...AND buy some walking shoes.

I see how great you look and how far you've come and I start to think, "Yes, I can!" I did manage to lose 5.2 lbs. my first week back...however, I cannot tell you how many (seemingly) hundreds of times before I've hit a nice solid number on yet another "first week back". I'll keep checking back, because you inspire me! emoticon

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SEVERINA418 9/22/2014 4:37PM

    You're doing AWESOME!!! I wish I had the motivation and stamina that you have.

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NOWINGS2 9/21/2014 10:06PM

    Keep working it; you're getting there!!

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-3 pounds!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Morning's weigh in 301. I cant believe it. I was at 304 yesterday just hoping for a 1 pound loss to count as a maintain for the week, since last Friday I was 303.

2 pounds away from Twosville, although I am tired and did not sleep very well I am excited too! All that bad girl party food weight and water is gone!

If it were not for the beep beep beep of someone backing into a driveway across the street I would still be asleep dreaming of going to the bathroom, lol. I was at someone's house and had to go, and the toilet seat was all fluffy and ruffly and when ya sat on it it bounced up and down, CRAZY! I have crazy dreams.

I have today off from work, I see laundry in my future. Bout it folks!

Have a great weekend!

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NEELIXNKES 9/19/2014 1:27PM

    emoticon Keep pushing forward! So CLOSE!!! emoticon

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DIASTER 9/19/2014 12:31PM

  So close-----Waiting to see those shoes you promised yourself when you reached 299. Should be next week. Super!!!!!

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