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Big Birtha's Going Away Party!

Saturday, May 31, 2014

January 3 I started my resolution, and so far so good.
- Lost 10 pounds so far. (13, but gained 3 back.)
- C25k completed. Not a world record but ran the 5/3 Riverbank Run in my city. (5k)
- Not as addicted to carbs as I used to be. Do not enjoy them as much thanks to South Beach and many books on GLI and Anti-Sugar.

So for the last couple of weeks I had a horrible attitude of, been there, done that. Causing me to go back to old habits. Luckily, this is not my first rodeo and decided instead of the yo-yo going ALL the way back up (pounds) I realize I'm only 5 months into a lifetime change.

So last night was my Big Birtha's Going Away Party. Big Birtha is my 750ml wine glass used on days of the week that end in "Y", or special occasions. Consisted of bakery bread, cheese, and a wonderful Cabernet.

Today is day 1 of P1 South Beach, the only diet that I am successful at, and back to the gym for some exercise. I will not see Birtha for a long time. ;'( It will be ok! I mean, if practice makes perfect, then this time around I can catch myself quicker after falling, and will begin to miss Birtha less and less each time around.

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JANIEWWJD 6/20/2014 12:02AM

    Stay focused!!!! emoticon

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Look IN myself and not AT is HARD!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Not sure if I loved this article or hated it. I am VERY motivated to loose weight, I just don't have the willpower... is what goes through my head about 1 zillion times a day. (Yes, I "think" about loosing weight about 20 hours of my day.)

Maybe I am simply not even motivated, I am just "thinking" I am and the truth is I only "wish" I could loose weight... But, if that is my real truth if I look in my heart of hearts... do I REALLY want to loose the weight, or am I just saying I do as an excuse to let others who look at me as heavy that I am "trying", but the truth may be that I really don't care...

But then I think I do care, otherwise I would not think about it THIS MUCH, right?? ARGH! I do NOT like this article. It made me think.


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JANIEWWJD 6/20/2014 12:02AM


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CAPECODBABE 7/25/2013 9:02AM

    Thanks for sharing.

My motivation AND will power usually leaves everyday about 7PM

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CAROL_31649731 7/25/2013 12:18AM

    You made me think, too . . . darn it!!! (and thank you!!!). I'm with you on the whole love/hate issue. But seriously, thanks for sharing the article. One day at a time, I guess. Good luck!!

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AUTUMNHOPE 7/24/2013 7:23PM

    Not too many people feel good when they're overweight . I 'd say you DO want to lose weight if you think about it 20 hours a day , like me. You probably stare at other women who are pretty & wish you looked like them, or are resentful, or wonder how they do it.

I'd say you probably really like eating , like me. I've been doing this since Feb. & have lost 11 pounds . That is a loss, but I work out well. If it wasn't for my binges I could've easily been in the 180's by now, but I have to learn how to cope with life without using food to comfort me, please me , because in the end I CRINGE at my pictures & think about losing weight all the time , too.

I think it's great you blogged about it. Good luck on your journey emoticon

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Tuesday, July 02, 2013

35 minutes on the BLASTED elliptical!!! And I didn't even die! (Although it was touch and go for a bit. JK!) MPB for this machine! My victory for today! I'll TAKE IT! WOOT!

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Funny Week!

Friday, June 28, 2013

Great week for calories and fitness! YAY! Here are a few (funny) things I learned while trying to get fit!!

The "Scale" should not be my view of success!

This is NOT a quick fix!!!

STOP! the excuses!

IT IS... a lifestyle... NOT a diet!

STOP the FAST FOOD madness!!!!

When you cheat... you only cheat yourself! Be honest about your weight loss!

My favorite!!!! NUF' SAID!!!

Have a great weekend!

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LETHA_ 6/30/2013 12:57PM


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CTUPTON 6/29/2013 9:49AM

    thank you, thank you, thank you! Chris

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CAPECODBABE 6/29/2013 8:43AM

    LOVE THEM!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MAMASPLASH 6/28/2013 10:47PM

  I love your jokes!


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100% not always a good thing

Sunday, June 23, 2013

WOW! When I go for something, sometimes I really go for it.

This week, worked out 4 times and did great. My husband got a different job and now picks me up at 5:15 and not 4:45. (I get out at 4:30) So, I have 45 minutes to use the gym at work. I got on that blasted elliptical and "power housed" it for 20, then did sit ups the rest of the time with some cool down and stretching. Gave it 100% each time!

I began to really feel good and thought I would sacrifice my wine at night. I did it, Woot, two nights in a row. Now for those of you in which this would be easy... Kudos. But for me I had anxiety. But then in the morning I felt great and did not think giving up my nightly wine would be as hard as I thought... AND HOPE! Wish me luck on this!

Stayed on track with food and water this week and even met with my Wellness Coach who gave me great tips all the way around. PS - She recommend I stick with Sparkpeople for tracking. (WOOT!) 100% in the eating this week.... UNTILLL!!!!

Last night I gave it 100% alright!! 100% of anything that was in front of me. YIKES!!! Bagels, cream cheese, crackers, cheese, cookies.... OMG! Nothing was sacred. It was horrible! The weird thing is while I was totally enjoying every minute and knew I should stop, I never had the feeling I used to get when I would binge. I used to feel like I hated everything and I dare someone to tell me I could not eat junk! Yesterday I just felt like the food was so delicious, like I had never had a bagel and cream cheese before.... which by the way I hadn't in MONTHSSSS!!! 100% BINGE... check! I can take that off my list for a very long time!! Ugh!

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ARRREAGLES 6/24/2013 9:49AM

    sample but don't binge. You'll be great.

And a small glass of wine isn't a bad thing-- may even have some health benefits!

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HEALTHYLADY12 6/23/2013 11:32AM

    Having one glass a wine 6oz is fine. So is a mini bagel with low fat cream cheese. You will do good.

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FRENCHSEAMS 6/23/2013 10:39AM

    Well, you have demonstrated that, counterintuitively, mediocracy is not such a bad thing!


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