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FINALLY 90 Pounds Down! Time To Party! :D

Wednesday, July 30, 2014


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This milestone has been a long time coming! Before I kick up my heels and celebrate this awesome accomplishment, I want to be serious for a moment. emoticon I hit 80 pounds down September 4, 2013 and if you told me on that day that I would be claiming my 90 pounds down trophy in JULY of 2014, I would have told you that you were insane! I mean seriously, the difference between 80 pounds lost and 90 pounds lost is a measly 10 pounds. In the grand scheme of MY journey that's a drop in the bucket. What would possibly have to happen for it to take almost 11 months to lose those 10 pounds?!

Well I can tell you exactly what happened. I had a couple bouts of self sabotage, being afraid of my success and gaining back 10-15 pounds several times. It involved hitting 85 pounds lost on Halloween emoticon , starting to freak out about how good I was doing, and using the Holidays as an excuse to eat everything all the way through the new year. emoticon

If you want to look at the big picture, I should probably be celebrating my goal weight right about now. If I was 185 at Halloween, that is an entire 9 months... and with my goal sitting currently at 160 that would be 25 pounds to go, which is less than 3 pounds a month. But as we know, this weight loss journey isn't simple math. Don't get me wrong, we all know that the name of the game is calories in calories out, but it isn't always that simple. Sometimes the scale gets stuck, sometimes our bodies refuse to budge.. but sometimes it is just exhausting trying to do everything right. This journey is so much more mental/emotional than it is physical. Dropping pounds and sizes is fun, looking better is fun, but sometimes it'is a mental battle to not only get the weight off but to not let it creep back up!

I will say that these 11 months since celebrating 80 pounds lost were not wasted. I learned a lot about myself!

I learned that...

emoticon I will never give up on this weight loss journey, and that it means so much to me!

emoticon Spark people is essential to my success. Giving and receiving support is very important on my journey!

emoticon That just because I gain back 10 pounds doesn't mean I have to throw in the towel and gain all my weight back.

emoticon This journey is something that I have to stay on top of. We all have bad days but if we get back to it we will be successful in the long run.

I feel like with all I have learned, moving forward is going to be a little easier. I now am at a point where it's 1-2 bad days and that's it... before it could have been weeks or even months before getting back on track. I also learned that I have a knack for letting 10-15 pounds back on before turning things around. Having that knowledge is important and now I've set a 5 pound limit... if for some reason I find myself slipping or having a rough time, I will consider a 5 pound gain the danger zone and have a plan of action in place to turn it around!

So overall is there a teeny tiny part of me that wishes I was here right now, celebrating hitting my goal weight, or even just 100 pounds lost? Sure, a teeny tiny part of me wishes I had been a little more diligent during those "rough months" and been that much farther in my journey... But at the end of the day I am thankful for where I am right now! I am excited about what I have accomplished, and I am appreciating all that I have learned on this journey! I have so many tools, tricks and healthy habits that there is no doubt in my mind that I will get to my goal and I will learn to maintain this weight! If you had asked me March of 2012 if I believed I could really lose over 100 pounds and be successful at this, I would have told you no. I figured I'd lose about 40 pounds, get stuck and quit and gain it all back plus more. Why would I think that? Because it happened 3 times before, and there are 100's of other times I never even got to the 40 pound mark before giving up. I had no idea that THIS TIME would be the LAST TIME, and I am determined to keep it that way. I have no intention of ever finding this weight again, and that is why I am celebrating 90 pounds lost FOREVER! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SUSIEMT 7/30/2014 9:16AM

    WOO HOO!!!! Kick those pounds gone to the curb and let those sanitation technicians take them to the dump and be done with them forever!!! WOO HOOOOOO!!!!
I am so happy for you Stephanie! Keep it up!

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JUDY106 7/30/2014 9:15AM

    So happy for you and proud of you. Loved the blog. Loved the party too.
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BARBARAJ73 7/30/2014 9:13AM

    emoticon All that hard work and perseverance = goal reached!! emoticon

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TEXASFILLY 7/30/2014 8:56AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Celebrate YOU, sweetie! You did it! emoticon BB~ emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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VEG954 7/30/2014 8:48AM

  You've worked hard and been determined to reach projected goals.
This had taken lots of fortitude!
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MISSUSRIVERRAT 7/30/2014 8:05AM

    Way to go !!!! So very happy for you !!!!

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NASFKAB 7/30/2014 7:56AM

  lovely great job COGRATULATIONS

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TRUTHNOW2 7/30/2014 7:40AM

    wow... time to celebrate for sure!!! a lot of work and a lot of soul searching... and lessons learned that you will take with you so that when you do hit that goal weight.. you will have more tools to make sure you maintain it in healthy and happy ways... again.. congrats to you!!!

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BESSHAILE 7/30/2014 7:36AM

    Hear that? That loud WHOOPEEEE!
That's me. Shouting happy joy for you all the way across the country!

Girlfriend - you have Achieved a triumph. I LOVE it that you've changed your profile photo. Love it love it love it.

And the 5 pound danger zone alarm is what I use too. Hold tight to that and you can dance your way through anything.

happy happy happy dance time now.
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RUNNING-TURTLE 7/30/2014 7:32AM

    emoticon I even went through about 8 months of a plateau myself after gaining a little back. Was frustrating, but just like you we broke through that and got our butts moving.

emoticon on the 90 pound lost. I hope soon, I bet soon we will be celebrating 100 lost with you too.

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BAHAMAMARG 7/30/2014 7:31AM

    Way to go girl!! I know exactly what you feel about being cautious to celebrate. I am skeptical at losing just my first 20 lbs thinking in the back of my head that this week will ruin that!

It's that self doubt and tremendous ability to think deep down that we are not worth it, or that we can't do it that we all need to work on. Getting our minds to turn around an focus on the amazing achievements we have accomplished is the real battle here...

We are all rooting for you! emoticon

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TERI-RIFIC 7/30/2014 7:24AM

    emoticon keep on keeping on. Congrats on the 90, woo hoo,

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ADARKARA 7/30/2014 7:21AM

    Steph, I think you are awesome! Sure it took you 10 months to lose those 10 lbs, but think about it: it's almost a year later and you are still below what you were last year! That's a success in my book!

I think a lot of us hurt ourselves by thinking too hard about the end of our weight loss. It CAN'T be a hard date. Yes, it's true that if you had stuck to your guns you COULD have been at your weight loss goal by now. But it's ALSO TRUE that despite your hard work and dedication your body could screw with you. I think if we focus too much on the date instead of the day to day, we get disappointed!

Smallllllll goals, baby!

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GRANJERRY1 7/30/2014 7:16AM

    Fantastic my dear child...definitely calls for a big big celebration....now don't make the old lady wait for so long for the big 100....can't wait to celebrate that with you.
And yes i like the spirit that these pounds should be lost forever....

Hugs, Prayers & Blessings for many many many more successes in life


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SIZE8NOTSOMUCH 7/30/2014 7:15AM

    Oh Steph, THAT's great news!!! YIPPEE, alert the media, throw a party (offering veggie's of course)..

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now, get back to work... we ALL want to see 100!!!

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FELINEBETTER 7/30/2014 7:02AM

    Congratulations! Steph! I'm doing the happy dance right along side of you!!!!

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You ROCK!!!!

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MYTURNNOW2013 7/30/2014 6:40AM

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Stephanie you are a true example of perseverance. You NEVER give up, you just KEEP going!!!!!

I am so happy for you!

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WEARINGTHIN 7/30/2014 5:49AM

    If this is how you celebrate 90 (with much joy) what will one hundred be like? Glenn

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    You are an inspiration and you WILL keep winning this battle! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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AHORSEY1 7/30/2014 5:34AM

    I am SOOOOOOO happy for you!!! Congrats and keep on doing what is working! I am so proud of you. (And thanks for the blogs. I truly enjoy reading them and cheering you on!)

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LR26104 7/30/2014 5:32AM

    Wonderful news! You're an inspiration to those of us just starting (or restarting) this journey.
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WENDYANNE61 7/30/2014 5:11AM

    Yes, yes, yes! You really pulled all stops out this time and I send you heartfelt congratulations! This is the best news of the week for me - you know I have been following all your blogs and love your take on life and of this journey - I am going to be the subtle guest at your party who brings along the Tupperware box full of cucumber and carrot sticks (but then I will produce some fancy sauces to jazz things up!)
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KIBAISREADY 7/30/2014 5:01AM

    Well done lady! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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G33K10V3 7/30/2014 4:09AM

    Nice Steph!! I'm so proud of you!!! I believe in your ability to reach any goal you set for yourself and I know you've got the tools to get you there!!! Be happy for yourself because this is a huge accomplishment!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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The Days Are Flying By!

Saturday, July 26, 2014


I noticed that when I'm on track and doing well the days just sort of fly by! I am happy, content, feeling good and they just come and go. When I am off track, doing poorly and gaining weight, it seems like the days go by and just sort of "slip away". That is definitely not a fun feeling! So I'm glad that I'm on the upswing right now. emoticon Whenever I first get back on track, I find it motivating to count the good days. Typically, if I can get 3 good days under my belt, it gets easier after that. Not sure what is so magical about that 3rd day, but it is always the hardest for me.

But today I realized the days are just flying by, I am doing well, and I'm not counting. This is getting back to that nice "happy place" where things are just automatic. I don't have to think about doing them, I just do them. No exceptions. I love when that happens! I don't take it for granted, because I know it can change at any moment. If things were always automatic, I would have been at my goal ages ago! But in a moments notice I can trip and fall right into the pit of despair. But I am not going to talk about that, because I don't want to put those thoughts in my head and jinx it. emoticon

I also reminded myself they won't ALL be good days. There are ups and downs to everything, but it also reminds me to be thankful for the good days, to be thankful for the days that come easy... and to always remember that even when things aren't going so hot, we can ALWAYS turn it back around. That is a good feeling. emoticon

I also think it's a good attitude to have for when I finally get to maintenance! This is a life long journey, and it's all about consistency. In order for me to maintain my weight (just as it is when we are losing), I have to have more good days than bad days... but eventually it'll become a big blur, a way of life and not something that you are necessarily counting or keeping track of. There is already enough to focus on (tracking food, making good choices, exercising, drinking water, getting enough sleep, etc), so I am going to throw my energy into that and not get so caught up on the good days and the bad. I am also going to be more forgiving of myself when those bad days do happen, but still diligent enough that I don't let the bad day turn into a bad week.

emoticon Hopefully the next blog (Wednesday or Thursday) I will be celebrating getting my 90 pounds lost trophy. *Fingers crossed* emoticon


  
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CYPRIANARTEMIS 7/29/2014 11:54PM

    Thank You ,thank you, thank you! I appreciate so much what you have put into words here!!!

What you are saying is SO TRUE!! This past January i had some really great success and got into that happy place and stayed there for months and for the past 3 months I have been maintaining (also a huge success for me) but I have much more to lose to properly safeguard my health and the past few days I have been starting the countdown to get to the happy place. Again emoticon!

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KIM22211 7/29/2014 10:21PM

    very true. I am hoping day 3 for me will be wonderful and easy breezy.

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THEIS58 7/29/2014 7:14AM

    Great thoughts. Thank you!

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    Good for you! emoticon

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CHEBBA 7/28/2014 6:33PM

    Very good - and so true. Thank you.

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AMYBUTLER10 7/28/2014 1:38PM

    You can do it!!!!

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GEMINIGEM6 7/28/2014 1:35PM

    Great attitude. That's where it all starts anyway. :)

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NHES220 7/28/2014 12:39PM

    Fingers crossed for the 90 lbs lost trophy! I know you'll get there!

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KY_RD79 7/28/2014 11:53AM

    emoticon and I LOVE your Disney background!

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BARBARAJ73 7/28/2014 11:06AM

    emoticon that attitude!! emoticon

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PENOWOK 7/28/2014 8:18AM

    You have come so far on this journey!! You never cease to amaze me...your attitude has grown immensely into someone who is ready to tackle this end game of getting the job done with a great mindset! I am looking forward to your 90!!!

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JIBBIE49 7/28/2014 12:23AM

    hugs

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SUSIEMT 7/27/2014 11:27PM

    I'm loving that attitude Stephanie!!! Keep it up!

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KEEPITUP62 7/27/2014 11:11PM

    great BLOG, great thinking. You are doing wonderful so keeo it up kiddo.

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    emoticon emoticon Thank you for sharing!

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TRAILRIDERKJ 7/27/2014 8:36PM

  Great inspiration, what an example that if you stick with it you will reach your goal! Thank you for reminding us!

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NIKKIJ55 7/27/2014 8:32PM

    emoticon You can do this!

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PATRICIAANN46 7/27/2014 8:23PM

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FRABBIT 7/27/2014 7:32PM

  Way to go!

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MARITIMER3 7/27/2014 6:26PM

    That's so true, Stephanie.

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CICELY360 7/27/2014 6:04PM

  good blog

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MAKING-PROGRESS 7/27/2014 5:40PM

    emoticon on the almost/soon to be 90 lbs! emoticon

I agree that it is so much easier when I get in the "groove". I try to only have healthy choices in my kitchen so meals and snacks almost police themselves (my family is getting healthier too). emoticon And I love that I am feeling better and can plan regular activities into my week (walking with friends, take kids to the pool, go out dancing with Hubby, etc.) emoticon

Having all of these good habits will make it easier to maintain when I get to my goal. I am also finding that my tastes/preferences are changing emoticon for the better.

Final thought: When I do indulge in "special foods", I don't feel as well and often think "This wasn't worth it!". Same with exercise, no matter how much I think I don't want to do it, I always feel a little better when its done emoticon

Your blog is an excellent reminder that Consistency is the currency that gets us our rewards! emoticon

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MYTURNNOW2013 7/27/2014 5:38PM

    You've got this!


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    emoticon blog!! You're doing soooooo emoticon and your attitude is INSPIRATIONAL!! emoticon emoticon

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  Getting healthy is a journey for sure. emoticon

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MAMAMOOSE54 7/27/2014 2:21PM

    Congratulations-you will be getting that trophy soon!!!
Your blog is inspiring-thanks for sharing.
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LCRUMLEY81 7/27/2014 2:09PM

  Great post keep up the hard work

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CHARTHESTAR 7/27/2014 1:00PM

    Great post!
You are going to do it!!

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KIPSTER52 7/27/2014 12:27PM

    way to go. 90lb trophy right around the corner

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FOUNDER3 7/27/2014 11:58AM

    Great blog. Here's to things that I already know, but have such a hard time keeping in my head. I appreciate your writing them down so simply and directly. I need to keep that in my mind always.

You are right, if we can have more good days than bad, we are going to keep it together.

Thanks so much

Bonnie

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LEESA-B 7/27/2014 11:29AM

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Discipline. THAT'S what I'm working on.

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  It's really great when this happens. It's better than having to think about every movement and action. These are good habits, and they will pay off! Great job! emoticon

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NONNAOF2 7/27/2014 10:44AM

  Keep on going, that trophy has your name on it! :-)

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So Close, Yet So Far Away!

Thursday, July 24, 2014



Since starting my "new plan" that I mentioned in my last blog, I have been weighing daily. I know I have talked many times about needing to break my daily weighing habit, because it typically makes me crazy! I let the scale affect my mood and sometimes even affect my progress (or lack thereof) for the entire day. But when I started this plan, I really wanted to document daily weigh ins. I wanted to see the daily fluctuations, specifically after my "carb nite" and find out long it would take for that fluctuation to go away. I have completed day 17, and have tracked my weight each day. The only REAL weigh in I document here on Spark is each Wednesday. I will say I have done a good job of not letting the weigh ins affect me, and I have found the fluctuations actually very interesting and informative.

But this morning when I got on the scale for my "official weigh in", I would lie if I said I wasn't a little disappointed. I was glad to see I had lost some weight this week... and even the fact it was only .8 pounds didn't bother me THAT much... It was that I was a mere .4 pounds away from claiming my 90 pounds lost trophy! I have been so close to that trophy several times, and then I always start eating my way back in the other direction. I hit 85 down in September, and here I am still fighting for that 90 pound mark! There was a part of me that really really wanted to claim it today, but it wasn't meant to be. Not only that, but today was my "carb nite" which means with the fluctuations I will be even farther away tomorrow. But I am still interested to see how this program will work, and I am just going to do what I gotta do. Time will tell if it is beneficial for me or not.

I will say the good thing to come out of this is I realized how much I really, really want that trophy! I really do care about my weight loss and hitting my goals. All the other times I got down around 185, I would start back pedaling. I'd get scared, sabotage, and start overeating. But this time I find myself wanting to push that much harder to get to where I want to go. I have so many things that are a stones throw away: 90 pounds down, 170's for the first time, Disneyland goal (177), 100 pounds lost, I mean really... they are all RIGHT THERE. But they won't come to me, I have to work hard and come to them... and I am finally feeling like I DESERVE to get there. I really believe so much of this journey is emotional/mental. The physical (eat better, exercise) really is nothing compared to this emotional journey that we are on. The mind games, the self sabotage, those nagging voices in our head that tell us we will fail... all of that is what makes this journey so hard! But each day that we don't quit we are showing those mean voices who is boss! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon


  
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JAB2010 7/29/2014 10:37AM

    You will make it! emoticon


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PJB145 7/28/2014 1:17AM

    You will get there because you not only WANT it but you are willing to WORK to get it. Good luck, I am rooting for you.

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RENATA144 7/27/2014 11:52PM

  You can succeed but please stop stressing yourself out so much.

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DAWNDMOORE40 7/27/2014 7:56PM

    emoticon You can do this! Life throws us emotional curves at times, but I see you know what your goals and your are determined to get there! emoticon We are all in this together and we support one another and that is what makes this program a success! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BAHAMAMARG 7/27/2014 12:18PM

    Without a doubt - the emotional side is the hardest part! You are so close but it certainly sounds like you will get there. My loss is frustratingly slow too - but we just need to keep going!

I just got my 1000 fitness minutes trophy for the month - isn't it great when they pop out at you!!

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CHOOSETHERESULT 7/27/2014 10:17AM

    You ROCK. You will make it.

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GLOBEE77 7/27/2014 9:35AM

    Inspiring to me to read your posts.

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SUEARNOLD1 7/26/2014 11:21PM

    You can do it!

Keep at it and don't give up!

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PHATNOMO11 7/26/2014 9:15PM

    I believe in you. You can and will do it!

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TWIRLNYC 7/26/2014 8:47PM

  Awesome job! I'm sue 90 will happen next Wednesday!

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EMMACORY 7/26/2014 8:37PM

    emoticon Looking forward to celebrating with you next week. You will get to your goal! emoticon

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CUDDLYPOLARBEAR 7/26/2014 7:35PM

    Great post

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TEXASFILLY 7/26/2014 1:18PM

    You've nailed this journey on all counts, dear heart. *Hugs* I am so proud of your determination and the realization that the challenge is in the heart and mind. Once we make those "clicks" then nothing can stop us. Consistency is the key, so keep up your AWE~some success. I have every confidence that emoticon to realize each and every one of your emoticon dreams. emoticon BB~ emoticon

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WALLINMW 7/26/2014 11:01AM

  One day, one pound at a time!

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DTWHITE1 7/26/2014 6:06AM

  Thank you, I really needed to know someone else is going through what I go through. Getting scared when things are going well, like weight coming off in first three weeks, then that negative voice saying I am going to fail. I didn't know anyone else had similar self sabotage, so thanks for making me not feel so alone! Got to work on the mini goals and they will lead to the larger ones and those trophy's you are working so hard to get! You can do it!!!!!

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KIM22211 7/26/2014 1:23AM

    you do deserve it and this is so much more emotional this journey than anything else!!!!

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CICELY360 7/25/2014 11:38PM

  good blog

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DIANNEMT 7/25/2014 8:16PM

    Rooting for you!!

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CHARTHESTAR 7/25/2014 8:10PM

    You Will get there this time.
I am glad to be part of your journey and success!

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JERICHO1991 7/25/2014 6:00PM

    90 going down. Hopefully next weigh-in.

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  emoticon YOU are doing a GREAT job!!!

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    You will make it, everything in it's own time!

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  you truly are getting better sand better and improved. Your whole mindset is different. Eventually you will arrive where you want to be.

Yesterday I was watching the Tour De France. Just think of the ones who don't get in at the first 10-15. But they all do this long, long, unbelievable trip , for days on end, up and down mountains. Oh my gosh, just the ability to finish and do it is astonishing. To me to do this, when all those others don't get tons of recognition... Wow, they are the cream of the crop and best in the world.

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LCRUMLEY81 7/25/2014 1:54PM

  Great Job

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JSEATTLE 7/25/2014 12:39PM

  You ABSOLUTELY DESERVE to get there!! Keep on going, you are an inspiration to me!!

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NONNAOF2 7/25/2014 12:28PM

  I wish losing weight was an easy thing to do, it really involves a lot of thought and planning. Every once in a while, step back and take a breath, then give yourself a big pat on the back. You are putting your all into it, good job!! :-)

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SDEHNKE 7/25/2014 11:56AM

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4_MY_GIRLZ_N_ME 7/25/2014 8:50AM

    Just keep going, Just keep going, Just keep going!

I know you can! I know you can! I know you can!

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SHARON7464 7/25/2014 8:19AM

    Your blog was reminding me of a Seinfeld episode, but the ultimate theme in both is that only you, or any of us, can make the conscious decisions- whether it's to put down the fork, say no to dessert, convince ourselves to workout... What ever it is. You will absolutely get the 90 pounds lost, the trip to Disney. And the 100 pound award because you WANT to do it.

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PENOWOK 7/25/2014 7:32AM

    You CAN and WILL break that cycle, Steph. Your daily weigh-ins are more for information than anything else. Now you have more data, more information and you CAN break this cycle!

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G33K10V3 7/25/2014 6:43AM

    You are in it to win it!! You can do it!! I've still got like 70 pounds to go at least before I'm where I want to be and I've already lost 143 pounds BUT, dang, I have half of what I've already lost left to lose and it looms over me.
Sometimes I feel very close to my goal knowing that I am 2/3 of the weigh (pun intended) there and sometimes I feel like I'm NEVER going to be able to do it.
I'm so proud of how far you've come and I know that you WILL reach your goals!!
Best to you ALWAYS!!

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BESSHAILE 7/25/2014 6:31AM

    How well I remember the week before my last big goal. And the mere ounces away I was from it. And how hard it was to be a big girl.

LOL. And I remember how elated I was when I reached that goal and how quickly I forgot the previous week's disappointment.

you go girl.

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CATNURSE1 7/25/2014 4:06AM

    We will get there! I started this program for the discipline of being held accountable for what I eat and what I do. I would see people with all these Spark Points and trophies and I said, "So, what? That's not what I'm here for." HA! They are a big part of my day now. I'll look and see that I only need so many points for the next trophy, and I'll look for ways to get it. One good thing about sitting here working for trophies is that I'm not eating if I'm typing. So I'm off to go ramble somewhere else for a bit.

Never give up, never quit.

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JIBBIE49 7/25/2014 2:06AM

    hugs

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WEBEZE 7/25/2014 1:57AM

    Doing great my friend. Some day I will catch back up with you. Been stuck for so long not sure what to do. Hit a plateau for 8 months where my weight held steady, then spent the last 16 months gaining back 20lbs of the 40lbs I originally lost. I have lost absolutely nothing this year. I get so frustrated, but I am NOT giving up. I will figure this out somehow.

You are so close to your Disney goal. You can do it.

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"What's Your New Plan?"

Monday, July 21, 2014


So I didn't mean to be a tease on my last blog, I promise I didn't! emoticon It was never meant to be a secret. emoticon I had a few inquiries about what that new plan might be... especially after I lost about 5 pounds the first week. (I lost 5 pounds in my "spark week" from Wed-Wed but 7 pounds in the first 9 days on the plan). The thing of it is, I know this was mostly water weight. When we start a new plan we can get that "whoosh of water weight" right in the beginning. Even my coworker (who is like a weight loss buddy) immediately wanted to try "whatever it was I was doing". The thing of it is, if you start any new/organized plan, you can expect some water weight loss right away. Does that mean it's the best plan ever or that we are going to be super successful on it? Not necessarily.

There are 2 reasons I am not ready to talk about *how* the plan is working for me. The 1st reason is I simply don't know. It has only been 2 weeks, and we will see if I have any weight loss to show for week 2 on Wednesday. My coworker and friend were impressed by my initial loss, but I was quick to mention "what if it's a month from now and I only lost 2 more pounds?"

The second reason is that every time I announce that I am doing a plan, I end up quitting, failing at it or just simply deciding it's not for me. Then I feel like a dofus coming back to tell you all that I quit it after a week or two. emoticon So those were my personal reasons for not talking about it.

But then I had several people saying they couldn't wait to hear what it was... and then I felt bad for not sharing. I know people are just genuinely curious, I would be too. I enjoy hearing about others plans and learning about them. Does that mean they are for me and that I will do them? Not neccessarily, but if it sounds like something I might like then I may look into it.

I will also say this... I lost 85 pounds eating whatever I wanted and counting calories. That's it. I ate easy mac, chicken nuggets, and lean pockets sometimes. I ate cheetos and other goodies. Are they the most healthy? No. Does that work for everyone? No. Would I recommend to anyone to go on an "easy mac/chicken nugget/cheeto diet? No. I did eat other foods though, I swear LOL. emoticon My point is just to say that is how I lost 85 pounds of this weight. So if anyone were to ask me for advice on how to lose weight, I would tell them calorie counting is the #1 reason for my "success".

I have only been doing this plan for 2 weeks, from the author himself, he says it's a tool and not a lifestyle plan. In a sense that bugs me. My calorie counting is incorporated into my healthy lifestyle that I will do for a lifetime. So going on something that I will eventually come OFF of was not something I was ever really interested in. But with the last 25ish pounds hanging around I was ready to try something different and see if I could shake things up with my weight loss. I am ready to get to my goal and learn about maintenance.

I was also hesitant because I tried this plan last October and failed miserably. I blamed the plan, but it was all me. emoticon I see that now. I only made it 7 days last time, and I have completed day 14, so I think I am in a better place mentally.

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The plan is called the Carb Nite Solution. A cliff notes version of what the plan entails can be found here: crossfitchallenge732.blogspot.com/20
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I also want to say specific to this plan, they don't give calorie guidelines, and they encourage only counting carbs and not worrying about calories. I know that is not helpful to me. For me, it's calories in/calories out and so I still count my calories and stay in a healthy range. emoticon

emoticon Am I promoting this, saying it works, saying I've been successful at it or suggesting you do it? Not a chance. emoticon I have been on it for 14 days, I do not have any opinion on how it has worked for me because it's too soon. I have not decided how long I will be able to continue this plan... I will however say, that IF I continue for 1-2 months (I am collecting data/daily weights as I go) and have enough information to form an opinion about how the plan worked out for ME, then I will let you all know. :)

  
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TEXASFILLY 7/26/2014 1:27PM

    YAY for burning that fat! You are doing great, dear heart! As for those challenges, read "The War of Art" by the brilliant Steven Pressfield. Any undertaking is met with challenges to find out just how much we want our desired goal. You'll love it! The Carb Nite plan sounds somewhat like the Atkins program which has worked for me. Keep tracking the plan to see how it works for you~ emoticon emoticon BB~ emoticon

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GRLTAZ 7/24/2014 6:12PM

    It is great you can do this plan. I could and would not being a new diabetic. I appreciate your sharing and I do hope it works well for you to get to goal. Keep pushing Steph !

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REALITYCHECK86 7/24/2014 12:36AM

    I'm sorry! I know I'm one of the people who "couldn't wait" to hear about the new plan. I didn't mean to make you feel guilty, I was just curious. I totally understand your reasons for not wanting to talk about it too much yet, and either way was fine with me, I promise!! I also have lost weight eating pretty much whatever I wanted and using the nutrition tracker. I've lost a total of about 60 lbs, but gained about 10 back and I'm working on getting back on track. I couldn't do the plan you are trying anyway because I am a type one diabetic, and I easily consume 30 carbs at one time if my blood sugar drops and I have to treat it. So, a plan like that would never work for me, but good luck with it! I'm still curious to see what you think about it after you've done it for a while. Sometimes something like this "temporary" plan can help kick the old plateau bug! Good luck, and I will never have hard feelings no matter whether you choose to share or not to share with me!! And congrats on sticking to it so far! No worries :)
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LISAN0415 7/23/2014 10:42PM

    I am all for trying new things- and I have seen many people at work that have phenomenal results with a lower carb lifestyle.... and as you have said, what works for one person may not be the best for another, right now, my husband is just doing calorie counting and doing well, but as he gets closer to his ultimate goal weight, he may need to re-evaluate and do something different.

Also any plan that encourages eating less processed food and more whole foods, is a positive one I believe.

You ae doing great and I think after releasing 7 lbs in 9 days, your body may be trying to catch up, but next week I will bet you see more weight loss! Just stay on track with the plan, and like Pixie says, trust the process....

Take care!
Thanks for sharing!
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NEWLEAF16 7/23/2014 4:55PM

    Thanks for sharing this! I had not heard of this plan and I always like to learn about something new! Hoping it will work out well for you and will be just the 'shake up' you need! I know I have done things just for a little while, just to keep things moving in the direction I want. Hope you are happy with the results!

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-LORI-B 7/23/2014 1:24PM

    A dofus is one who keeps doing same thing even tho it isn't working. It is perfectly fine to try something new. How else will you know what works for you. We need to change our fitness around now and again to confuse muscles etc. I would think the same can be said for food
You are only responsible for yourself. Share what you want on your time. People should understand. Good luck

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BARBARAJ73 7/22/2014 9:56AM

    Whatever works and is healthy - go for it! I'm a firm believer that we have to change it up now and again - for both physical as well as mental reasons. Have to say I'd never heard of this before - but it's like a "cheat day." My most successful weight loss strategy was strict food tracking 6 days a week and a "cheat" day on Saturdays. Will bookmark this one for future reference - thanks!

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JAMER123 7/21/2014 8:20PM

    The cliff notes sound interesting. Hoping you continue to do so well. You have a great head on your shoulders and will do well!!
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SLIMMINGSHAY 7/21/2014 7:41PM

    Those who matter don't mind, those who mind don't matter! Who said that?!

Anyways, that's what I get from this and when you are ready, you will share! Thanks for giving us a 'hint' of what you are up to!

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CHELLEBELLE104 7/21/2014 6:55PM

    Awesome sauce on the explanation. I complete hear you. I am kind of trying to do Carb Cyling. Can't wait to hear if its still working in 60 days. Hugs good luck.

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1CRAZYDOG 7/21/2014 6:02PM

    My dear, the bottom line is at this time it's working for you. THAT'S all that matters. The rest, as they say, is gravy.

HUGS

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DREAMSEEKER9 7/21/2014 4:28PM

    Great success so far! Best wishes as you continue with it! emoticon emoticon

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JDUBLANKO 7/21/2014 4:24PM

    I have been eating LC for almost 10 years...switched to KETO about a year ago...and added in a carb up nite a few weeks ago...found out it really helps...

I also do it with a calorie cycling thing...it took a bit to figure it all out but the fat seems to be moving so it all works...

For me and many others it is a lifestyle... :D

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LINDAK25 7/21/2014 4:16PM

    Hey, sometimes you have to try something new, just to start moving forward again. Wishing you success.

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MOMTO6CUTIES 7/21/2014 3:44PM

    Great! Thanks for sharing!!!

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LOVINGKATE 7/21/2014 2:56PM

  Every ones body is different, what works for you may not for some one else. You keep on your journey and see where it leads you. You know your self better then anyone. I wish you well and I hope it all works for you. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GINA180847 7/21/2014 2:26PM

    Like you I am hesitant to talk about what I am doing for the same reasons. I am not too consistent with things. I swear I am going to make up a 30 day meal plan but who am I kidding? I wake up saying to myself 'what will it be chowmein (lots of veggies in it) or maybe a vegetarian chili ?' I prefer to surprise myself. I am better off logging what I did eat rather than a consistent plan. I am a Leo, maybe that is it.

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INSILVERSCRIPT 7/21/2014 1:24PM

    I hope it continues to work for you :)

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LOVINSHERRY78 7/21/2014 1:15PM

    u gotta do what you gotta do for you! I say GOOD LUCK in your new venture. I myself am a huge cutting carbs and sugars but logging food is soooo important still too. keeps us accountable!.
so u go on with your bad self and kick butt as always. u got this!

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TRUNKJUNK 7/21/2014 12:47PM

    Steph - I applaud you and your decision just to see what happens. It's definitely too early to be singing the praises of this. I wish you well. You have some great tools in your tool belt that I might add you'll probably need to buy another belt.

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SPEDED2 7/21/2014 12:44PM

    Travel your own road...it will take you where you need to go.
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CHESSARIA 7/21/2014 12:28PM

    Just because the author says it is a tool and that you will "go off" the plan at some point doesn't mean you actually have to. If it works for you, you could just keep to it.

Best of luck!

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HOPEFULHIPPO 7/21/2014 11:22AM

    man can I totally relate to the "didn't want to share because I may end up not finishing personal reasons" stuff..LOL

Your secret is safe with us!

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VERSESTHATHURT 7/21/2014 11:05AM

    I hate that you felt pressured to do so, but still, I appreciate you sharing the plan you're trying. And, I'm glad it's working for you!

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MARITIMER3 7/21/2014 11:00AM

    You're right - we each have to find our own path through the potholes and bumps of losing weight and adopting a healthy lifestyle. What works for one person doesn't necessarily work for someone else, and what works for us one time might need to be switched around another time.

My doctor strictly limits his carbs for a couple of weeks every time he gains 5 lbs., and he quickly loses them. Then he goes back to eating healthy carbs. I prefer to stick as close as I can to the SP recommended 50% carbs, 30% healthy fats and 20% lean proteins, because this is something I feel I can continue for the rest of my life.

Thanks for sharing your plan, and don't feel like a dofus if you switch it around again. Trying new things, and evaluating their worth to you is all part of this journey to a healthy, sustainable lifestyle.

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SUBMOM2 7/21/2014 10:57AM

    Good for you for shaking things up a bit. I hope you have a great week!

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BOOKLOVINGGIRL 7/21/2014 10:56AM

    I don't blame you for keeping the specifics to yourself. I like that you're waiting to see how the plan works first.

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MRSP90X 7/21/2014 10:54AM

    Its a good solid plan to quickly lose body fat, not just weight loss AND keep the fat burning hormones burning on a low carb diet AND not letting the thyroid plummet from a long term low carb diet WILL do. If any one does low carb, this is the way to go to keep the thyroid still functioning by strategically placing in carbs at the right time . Like I said, I shared this with Beanies_Mom about a year ago. I have the whole pdf book of the plan. The only reason I couldn't do it is that with getting vertigo from progressive lenses, going to low of carbs triggers vertigo back, unfortunately. I also do a lot of weight lifting and got his Carb Backloading Plan, but still afraid of trying it and end up with vertigo, and besides, it is WAY more complicated than the Carb Nite Solution. Have you checked out his website at http://athlete.io/

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SEATTLE58 7/21/2014 10:54AM

    Thanks for "spilling the beans"!! One person's determination can sure rub off on others and I certainly hope that you'll be rubbing on me! We'll just keep pushing!! emoticon

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KATESCAPE 7/21/2014 10:40AM

    Try anything once, if you like it try it again....Good luck. emoticon

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KIN59VARA 7/21/2014 10:23AM

    Thanks for sharing.

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BRENDA_G50 7/21/2014 10:03AM

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WHYTEBROWN 7/21/2014 9:54AM

    I'm sorry that you felt pressured to share your plan before you were ready because I understood your reasons for not sharing. It's emoticon though that in your sharing you were honest and open about your lack of any real data about the plan and you also made it clear that you weren't pushing it on anybody else. I truly hope that this plan is beneficial to you and that it can make your journey to your goal a little smoother or even faster. emoticon on exceeding your former attempt!! emoticon emoticon

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SUSIEMT 7/21/2014 9:34AM

    Stephanie you do what you need to do to get the scale moving to your satisfaction. I really like how you know you need to keep a check on your calories as well. I always try to keep my nutrients in check. Since I am on meds for a hypothyroid condition I have read on spark that it is a good idea for me to stay at the lower half of my carbohydrate range. When I do that I seem to be much more successful with my weight maintenance. LOL Of course, everything I do food exercise etc always plays into it! Can't seem to get away from that!
Fight on girl!! Woo Hoo you!

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BEANIES_MOM 7/21/2014 8:56AM

    I am happy to see it going well for you. I hope it continues to give you the results you want, and with all your hard work I have no doubt you will hit your goal. emoticon

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KANOE10 7/21/2014 8:49AM

    I hope your new plan continues to work for you. I moved to low carb eating to lose weight..however, like you I continued to watch calories as well as counting carbs.

You are doing well. You are right. This new plan is for you and you alone will decide if you want to continue it.

Good for you trying something new!

I liked your quotes. My husband and son do not understand why I like to count my steps. That is Ok. I do it anyway!

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FELINEBETTER 7/21/2014 8:29AM

    Hi Steph! You continue to amaze me. I just want to say though that despite your large fan club/following on here -- you are only accountable to YOU! While we all read the blogs of others to get to know them and learn from them, you are not obligated in anyway to write disclaimers for whatever you might be doing! Being open to new ideas and consistently dusting ourselves off and getting back up every time we fall -- that is what makes us successful. What makes you beautiful and lovable -- is just being YOU and I thank you for it!
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RAINBOWMF 7/21/2014 8:24AM

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FIT4ME41 7/21/2014 8:20AM

    Interesting plan!

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VEG954 7/21/2014 8:18AM

  GREAT BLOG!
It has been my experience that when sharing weight/fitness with friends they have expectations of your progress.
I found that to be a negative.
I had lost 90 pounds and sharing my success with everyone.
It was a big mistake when the weight starting to creep up they were critical.
I felt like a failure. Gained lots of those lost pounds back and friends eagerly brought it to my attention.
Learned my lesson.
This time I am not sharing about my lifestyle change.
Friends are remarking about how great (not my ego talking) I look.
My response is just to say thank you.

I get more than enough support with SP.
This is what works for me.

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NANCYTUNBERG64 7/21/2014 8:00AM

    Thank you for the link.

Like you, I am a huge believer in a lifestyle change rather than a plan. However, I also believe that sometimes these plans get us excited again and kick start a sluggish metabolism.

Keep up the great work!!

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MYTURNNOW2013 7/21/2014 7:35AM

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You are off to a solid start. Keep going!

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5lbs Down & Lots Of Milestones On The Horizon...

Wednesday, July 16, 2014


I lost 5 pounds this week! emoticon emoticon I know I am kind of obnoxious about that, but that really never happens anymore, so it is exciting news. emoticon I do know the reason behind it, it's because I've started a new eating plan... I am not quite ready to spill the details, but it is an experiment in the making. If I do it long enough to form an opinion and have results from it, then I will share. I'm not trying to be secretive, but I have announced that I was doing various plans in the past, ended up quitting or deciding they weren't for me, then feeling like a failure having to announce to everyone that I "quit". So I think by not sharing the details, and knowing that no one is "waiting to find out how I did", it kind of takes the pressure off. So I am fully aware a lot/some/all of that could be water weight... but when you are getting back on track, seeing the scale go down for any reason is enough to get you motivated again.

Not only that, but I am 183.2, which is the lowest weight I've ever seen. I've gotten down to 185 several times, I was 184 for 2 seconds once, but this is the real deal this time and I'm excited!

I usually try to focus on 1 day at a time, or else I get overwhelmed. I don't want to jinx it, but I can't help but look to the future milestones that are sitting on the horizon.

emoticon I am 1.2 pounds away from my 90 pounds lost trophy! emoticon
emoticon I am 3.4 pounds away from being in the 170's for the first time! emoticon
emoticon I am 6.2 pounds away from my Disneyland goal: August 18 emoticon
emoticon And not to get too far ahead of myself, but I am 11.2 pounds away from reaching 100 pounds down! emoticon

Again, I don't want to get too far ahead of myself, I need to take it one day at a time. As I said before, I have been down to 185 several times, I panic and I start eating poorly. I don't know what it is, and I wish I could understand why, but this time is different. I feel truly excited to get to those milestones. I don't feel afraid, at least not right now. I don't feel like I need to eat or sabotage myself, I feel like I need to try my hardest to get where I want to go. Don't get me wrong, I won't get too comfortable, because that seems to be when the self sabotage or Binge Monster kicks in. I am going to keep my guard up, I'm going to proceed with caution, and I am going to work hard to reach my goals!

I have forgiven myself for all the bad days, weeks, months. I have forgiven myself for all the time I "wasted" fighting with the same 10-15 pounds. If you had told me in September when I hit 80 pounds down that I would be celebrating 90 pounds down some time 11 months later, I would have told you that you were crazy! Why would it take me 11 months to lose a measly 10 pounds?! But I see now that this journey isn't just a straight line, and there are curve balls, challenges and rough times. But the good news is, by not giving up, I still have the chance to reach 90 pounds down! Was it as soon as I would have liked? Of course not, but better late than never right?! emoticon So hopefully in the next week or 2 I will be celebrating that first milestone! emoticon emoticon


  
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NASFKAB 7/22/2014 1:21AM

  great job keep pushing

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  Excellent job!

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BORN2BMORE 7/20/2014 2:51AM

    Way to go on hitting your lowest weight! Thanks for sharing!

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REALITYCHECK86 7/19/2014 11:07PM

    I love that you always post motivational pictures/memes with your posts. The ones in this blog are 100% relevant to your blog. I like the pom pom kitties, lol "YAY ME"... adorable. Anyways, congrats on seeing progress! I know what you mean, even if it's water weight, it is still hugely helpful to see such a large decrease at this stage of the game. You are so close to so many milestones! This is the time to DO IT!! I know you will! If anyone deserves to hit those milestones, it's you! I hope your new eating plan goes well, and not to add pressure, but I hope I get to hear what it is soon!
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SANDICANE 7/19/2014 1:24PM

    Oh girlfriend...onward you go to your goals. And, when you're ready to share your new eating plan, could you share it with me too please?



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ZELLAZM 7/19/2014 8:31AM

    Good grief, I had to scroll forever to find the box to post in! Now I forgot what I wanted to say - oh yeah! YOU ROCK!

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SCOUTMOM715 7/19/2014 8:14AM

    emoticon So happy for you!! emoticon

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FIFIFRIZZLE 7/18/2014 11:54PM

    So much of what you wrote here could have come straight from me!
I'm on a rapid weightloss regime, too, it works for me and that us what counts.
As for getting scared and sabotaging yourself, no need for that! If you find when you get to your goal you need to put on some weight in order to feel safer, more comfortable, whatever, you have proved to yourself that you can put it on just as quickly as you like.
So, just keep trending down, and you'll get to where you want to be.
God luck to us both
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FOCUSD 7/18/2014 11:27PM

  glad you hit a mini-goal. keep it going

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KEELYDEUS 7/18/2014 8:41PM

    So proud of you and happy for you!

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YVETTEB57 7/18/2014 6:06PM

    Congratulations! I love you have it figured: so many pounds to this and so many pounds to that. Your weight loss is very impressive. Go for it!
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KBURGOS05 7/18/2014 4:23PM

    congratulation and good luck emoticon

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TIFFFIT 7/18/2014 3:22PM

    Great job! You are an inspiration to the rest of us...keep pushing!

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MOMTO6CUTIES 7/18/2014 2:49PM

    That's awesome so excited for you! You've done amazing!

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MOMMY445 7/18/2014 2:41PM

    that is so awesome! congrats!

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SWALSH329 7/18/2014 1:05PM

    congratulations! that's SO great! keep doing what you're doing! you've got this!

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KALISWALKER 7/18/2014 12:07PM

    I am cheering for you!

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DENIECY 7/18/2014 11:57AM

  Your doing GREAT! Keep up the good work emoticon

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WHYTEBROWN 7/18/2014 10:30AM

    emoticon Such a victorious blog!! emoticon you so much for sharing this blog because there was so much truth and motivation in there that I NEEDED!! emoticon on being totally inspirational!! emoticon on that 5 lbs!!! WOW!! Obnoxious? No triumphant and rightly so!! Your lowest weight so far?!! emoticon Man I can't wait to celebrate all those upcoming milestones with you because I KNOW that you'll achieve them!! Just emoticon Keep being aware and keep your weapons ready to knock out the self-sabotage and binge monsters when they rear their ugly heads!! emoticon

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GRANJERRY1 7/18/2014 10:18AM

    Well done.... So proud of you.... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BARBARAJ73 7/18/2014 9:47AM

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LILMOMMY22 7/18/2014 9:25AM

    Great Job!! I love your mini goals and taking one day at a time. I need to get better at that!! Have a great weekend!! emoticon

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AJB121299 7/18/2014 9:10AM

    nice

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SPEDIE1 7/18/2014 8:36AM

    I also set mini-goals as it keeps my eye on the next prize! I set one at least every 5 pounds, often with one in-between.

Keep up the good work!!

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CUDDLYPOLARBEAR 7/18/2014 8:29AM

    Excellent post

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BRASKIN 7/18/2014 8:19AM

  emoticon Fabulous!

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SANDRA_E 7/18/2014 8:10AM

    Way to go! Even with all of the diet changes that haven't worked out, you are far from a failure. Congrats!

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CARRIELYN56 7/18/2014 6:51AM

    Way to go! I can't wait to hear the details!

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I agree, one day at a time is the way to go. But I'm seriously rooting for you and the Disneyland trip!!!!

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LIVELYGIRL2 7/18/2014 1:02AM

  wow!! that is a big deal, THRILLING emoticon emoticon emoticon

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