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:wavehello: Welcome to my weight loss Journal! :wavehello:

A bit of an intro for those who don't know me ~ I'm a 27yr old mama who is down right tired of being FAT!! I've gone from a nice decent weight to a very UNfriendly weight over the past 7.5 years - the culprit? PRENGNACY! And a stupid wacky thyroid. (although if truth be told, I still blame my husband ha ha)

This journal isn't going to be just about weight loss though, it's going to be about my journey to a better healthier me, FOR LIFE. I have a very long ways to go but am looking forward to perhaps, not the end result, as I feel I will always be growing, changing and improving but to a healthier, happier me.

My ultimate goal is to eventually run a marathon, for now it's to heal my body.

Also - for those interested, please feel free to leave comments here in this journal, I don't mind Smile

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Weight Loss Goals

SW: 235.4 CW: 233.5 GW: 125-135

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I made a promise to myself when I was pregnant with Seamus, that if I could birth him without any drugs then I could lose this weight. Well, I birthed him w/out any pain meds despite having to be in a horrible hospital, and an induction to boot. It is now time to keep my promise.

It is SUCH a mighty struggle though, I have tried just about every "diet" out there to no avail, none of them thus far have I found to be sound or healthy, nevermind long lasting - I often feel empty at the end, as if all my efforts were done in vein, it is a frustrating feeling to have after all that work. I'm also weary of how certain diets work, I have conquered bulemia and in order to stay on that status I must be very careful with my thoughts and actions, I refuse to be a victim to it any longer.

I'm honestly not sure how I will do this, I don't even have the enthusiasim to do it, and yet I daydream of what it would be like to be skinny again, to be healthy. TRULY healthy. I have a very deep yearing to have more children, at least 1 more (before we adopt) - but more importantly be healthy and fit when this happens, to enjoy it and to have no complications, and to be HOME. In order to accomplish this I MUST heal myself both physically, mentally and spiritually.

Another goal that I have is to run a marathon. I would like to run a half marathon to start which is around 13 miles and then a full marathon which is around 26 miles. My ultimate marathon goal is to run in the Disney (or something similar) marathon and to find a child to sponsor.

My goals:

To lose 100lbs - I am currently 235.4 I would like to be 130-135.

To do Dr. Christophers Blood cleanse, I have a very deep, very strong desire to heal myself from this anti-body that is in my blood. It is something that I almost never speak of because I realize that many people feel that this is impossible. I know it is not, I will do it, you watch.

It, I believe will also help me with the acne problem I've been struggling with since I had Garrett, amongst other things.

To heal myself, physically by retraining my body to eat and think in a way that is positive for who I am.

To heal myself spiritually, which yes, I do believe affects my weight and ability to truly be healthy.

To heal myself mentally, I am in the process of this right now by taking the Truehope CNE - I will also be starting acupuncture & light/music treatments/therapy and will go as often as needed and as often as I can afford it.

To run a half and full marathon.

To run the Disney (or similar) Marathon within the next 10 years.

And last but certainly not least, to keep this journal up! lol That may sem like a simple goal to have but I always seem to find myself feeling insecure after awhile, so I take it to a private journal ~ but this time, I would really like to keep it up. I think if others are reading then it holds me a bit more accountable & that's exactly what I need right now.

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Hey Chimmy,

I just want to say that I think it is awesome that you are doing this. I find what you are doing here incredibly inspiring, and I will be rooting for you girl! BTW I love the warning box at the top!LOL

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Hi Carmen! Thanks so much hun! Your support means a lot to me Smile

LOL that box is SO true too :oops:


Sooo, yesterday I drank 140oz of water :shock: & it wasn't even on purpose! How silly is that lol I 'thought' my glass was around 12oz give or take, however at around 6:00 last night as I was doing dinner I thought to myself, "mmm I really wonderful how big this glass is." When I measured it I saw that it was actually just over 20oz, not 12oz! LOL OH my word - so I added up all that I had had that day & it totalled 140oz that's just insane, no wonder I was peeing like a horse.

My body feels a lot lighter though & I feel better, I was a bit dizzy but I think it was just my body adjusting, not only had I eaten better that day, I'd eaten less & I'd drank a whole lot - so it was a good thing. For my weight I should be drinking around 110 to 120oz so that will be my new goal, since I know that I can reach that on a dialy basis.

I was also able to stay UNDER my points last night, until seamus started throwing a fit at mignight and kept me up all night, I think he's allergic to mango's, he does this very thing when he's had pears & guava so no more fruit for that kid! Just nanners lol These all nighters are exhausting. Anyhow, so I caved & ate some chocolate & a few other things, blah. Oh well I only went over by 6 points so not bad! Today will be better.

Some misc. personal goals that I have at the moment:

To drink a quart of RRLT a day - and to find a good place that sells organic loose leave RRLT.

To start back up on my thyroid activator herb combo.

Now that I no longer do hypnobabies, except for her night time one, I'd like to find a form of meditation that I like.

To address my other goals that are up top in the wkly goals section.

btw ~ my abs are a bit sore from yesterday, how sad is that! I was only on the eliptikiller for about 15 minutes before my feet started to blister. I wish I hadn't wated the money on it, it positions my feet weird so it hurts my knees AND feet. argh. Oh well, I have some great workout video's and hello I'm paying over $60 a month for a gym membership that I'm not using :roll: So yea - I should probably start going Lol I hate going though, I feel so silly, it's such a meat market. I'd really love to learn how to use the weight machines and weights properly but I feel all :oops: when I go, so I never do it & it's not like I don't have an excuse other than feel like a total asshat there, my brother is a weights & fitness trainer but I just can't bring myself to do it.

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Yesterday was awsome, I stayed well w/in my points although I had a really bad headache. I think it was b/c I wasn't eating regularly enough, which I really need to be prudent about ~ between being hypoglycemic, borderline hypothy & nursing it's important I not go long w/out at least something.

Anyhow ~ was able to get my 120oz of water in too, go me. I didn't exercise b/c my poor heels were still blistered so I thought I'd wait until today, it's 12:30 and I'm seriously lacking the enthusasim esp. now that seamus is napping. Maybe I'll wait until he's awake.

My thyroid activator (herbal) is out, I can really feel a difference too when I don't take this stuff. I'm hoping to make it to the store tonight before it closes, I also have several books on hold at the library concerning hypothyroidism. I'm anxious to get them especially the one that talks about your diet, I think it'll help me with my weight loss goals.

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Yahoo I've had my first loss!! Yahoo

It's probably only water loss, but I don't care LOL It's a loss! I wasn't supposed to weigh in until Monday morning but I really needed a boost this morning, it's the weekend and I always seem to struggle b/c I stay up late @ night and dh is home with me. So I stepped on the scale hoping to see even just a 1lb loss, when I saw 4!!

Yesterday was also an awsome day ~ I was going to write last night but didn't want to jinx myself, so I waited until this morning. I stuck to my 38 daily points, I've gone over a bit each day using up my 35wkly points but last night I did awsome!! I almost always go over at night b/c, well I'm a night eater! :-? So it felt good to really stick to the plan :thumbsup:

I'm also half way to reaching my 1st goal! :woohoo:

Tonight is going to be a big challenge too, but I'm determined to make it! Were having a family night tonight, the boys and I will be making chocolate chip cookies & watching Superman Returns ~ the boys will also be having KFC - I plan on making myself a roasted chicken breast w/ veggies & a small baked potato or something else, not sure yet. So I'm hoping I make it! I'm going to allow myself two cookies & some milk but NO kfc. I also plan on only making about 10 cookies and freezing the rest of the dough ~ that way there's no temptation.

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Not done so well this weekend, my downfall was friday night although I did quite well considering, it was yesterday as I was running in 10 different directions trying to finish up my CHristmas shopping, today's not been too bad but not great.

I'll start again tomorrow.

I think that's one thing I've learned in all of this, but it wasn't until it was pointed out to me (a year or so ago) that I'm an "all or nothing girl" that it really clicked, knowing now that it doesn't have to be an all or nothing, that I can mess up and then start again the next day, or even the next hour and it's not all to waste really makes this easier.

May sound simple, but when your stuck in the all or nothing mentality it's not so. It feels good to be able to push past one more hurdle, puts me closer to the new me. A year ago this weekend would of put me back to square one, I would of given up completley b/c of my 'bad' weekend - where now I don't have that burden on me, I'm still going to step on that scale tomorrow & I'm still going to keep at this, and I WILL see the results I am looking for.

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Well, I'm back, AGAIN. Ya know that "again" gets in my way to many times. I took a bit of a hiatus partly because I'm lazy, and partly because we thought we were going to have another little one arrive in 9 months.

Well, I'm still lazy, working on that! Wink But were not expecting so I'm back & ready to start going again. I have found huge modivation in seeing an old friend of mine recently, well via pictures anyways. She's lost over 100lbs - seeing that stung just as much as it made me excited for her. The selfish part of me was soo jealous, and for a moment made me mad at myself - why can't *I* do this!!?? It feels like everyone around me is always acomplishing this stupid weight loss thing, except for me.

Love my poor me attitude? Yea, it sucks I know. SO setting aside the selfish part of me I totally admire her AND am modivated by her acomplishment, she's such a neat person & I can really see how happy she is - I want that, SO BAD.

So I'm gonna get it.

I've signed up for the weight loss challenge here in PO & I've signed up over at Discovery Healthy - Fitness Challenge it looks like a really neat program, I LOVE how it tells you what to do exercise wise, each day, and what to eat each day with the ingredients. That's my sorta thing for sure - I plan on sitting down tonight & making up a 2wk meal plan. The challenge runs for 8wks so I'll only have to sit down 4 times (once every 2wks ie: PAYDAY! lol) and make our menu - yes OUR b/c I'm putting my family on this too.

So, there ya have it.

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Well - a pleasant suprise, I stepped on the scale this evening and I wasn't depressed, how's that for nice! I was SO sure I'd gained a ton back over the holidays when infact I've only gained about a 1lb so yay go me! Yahoo

The other nice part is that I always weigh in the mornings, ya know the whole "I'll weigh less then so it's not so depressing" thing Lol so I KNOW I only gained that back, AND af is here. It certainly gave me the modivation I needed ~ I've been feeling so blah latley.

Also, according to http://www.bodybuilding.com I need to have roughly 1940 calories a day - that works great for now b/c I'm nursing and really shouldn't go under 1800 so that's my goal for now.

I've also joined the PO's weight loss challenge along with Discovery Healths - I'm excited.

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Today so far has been good, of course it's only 11:14am so the real test is at night. Still I was able to get up, eat a healthy breakfast, exercise, feed kids and now were going to do some school work. I feel accomplished & modivated.

I've also done almost all of the shopping I need to do the meal plans that Discovery Health have listed, I just need to go to wild oats to pick up some Flounder and Tuna Steaks & I'm good for the next two weeks. I'm not following it completley but enough that it gives me a good plan to go on, and it's nice that *I* don't have to plan all the meals lol That in and of itself is a treat!

I'm trying to figure out how many calories is in each ww'ers point - while I don't want to do WW'ers completley it gives me a direction to go in, so I plan on mixing it up a little - I'm going to use the points (once I figure out the calories value) to give me an idea as to how many calories I'm taking in each day (goal is to stick to around 1900 or so) but I'm also going to begin teaching myself about foods, I started doing this prior to concieving Seamus & it was nice to know what was what, and WHY I need certain things, and WHAT those certain things were. I mean it's all good n' dandy to say "you need such and such servings of veggies, fruit, protien, dairy" blah blah blah but how much is a serving exactly, what exactly IS a complex carb and a simple carb - I know how they break down different in the body, but I need to give myself a list of foods other than dinner rolls & oatmeal Lol

My mom is also going to do this with me, I'm so excited to have her as my partner in crime.

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Hiya Chimmy! I wanted to come say hello since you're back now, you weren't when I first started up here Smile

There used to be a website with a free weightwatchers calender but I think WW found out cause its gone. Sorry I know thats not much help!

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Hay there!!

Ah what a bummer - that WW'ers calendar would of been nice to have Smile Over on the w/l buddies board most said each point was around 50 calories so going by that ww'ers has me on the amount of calories that other misc. websites say I should be at - so that's great! :thumbsup:


Okay - so today I have to be good, yesterday while I wasn't terrible - well okay I was terrible LOL I found a stash of christmas chocolate that I forgot about & well, yea, I ate me some chocolate! BUT I also ate really well too even w/ my sugar binge so I'm not going to beat myself up over it too much.

So back to WW'ers it is - my goal however isn't to simply count points, it's to begin teaching myself about foods so that I'm not eating points so much as I'm eating healthy, enjoyable food that will still allow me to lose weight. I need this to be somethign I can do for life - not just till I see 130lbs on the scale.

I'm pretty beat today - I did A LOT yesterday & then had little sleep last night, so my challenge will be to keep my lil' ol' eyeballs open enough to do what I need to do. My little Braiden woke up with a fever too but hopefully it'll be short lived, he's crashed on the couch again so *fingers crossed*

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Morning dear (er, afternoon I guess now :D) I have this book called Body clutter (I ordered it from www.flylady.com) its a great book about exploring both the emotional side of things as well as the physical. It really helped me learn about how to make better eating choices for life, not just going on a "diet". I'm going to re-read (I need a memory boost lol) but if you're interested I can send it to you when I'm done. Its a great read for what you just described.

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Hi there!! Oh I am going to have to read that, I know many of weight issues are related to emotions - so sounds like this book may be a great read. I would love to borrow it - your so sweet!


Todays Stats:

30 minute workout w/ LS WATP
100oz of water - goal was to reach 120 so almost!
I'm currently sitting at 31.5pts although I plan on having a protien shake right before bed, so 36.5pts and my daily points is 38 so not bad! I wish all days were this easy - somedays I could eat all 38pts before noon lol

I'm feeling good, FULL and sleepy. I'm excited to weigh in on Monday.

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Hey Chims, I can't wait to read all your progress Smile I know you'll do great. You are enspiring me to get up and get my butt in gear, LOL!

:goodluck: on your weigh in on monday!

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Hay you!! Thanks for stopping by hun Smile Good luck to you too, I have no doubt you'll kick some butt as well!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:


So today was rough, I was up late last night with my bear & then up early saying goodbye to him - I can't wait until he comes back, I hate it when he travels.

I tried to nap when I put Seamus down for a nap but just couldn't sleep, it's so dang cold right now! So I got up and ended up eating 10 points worth of BBQ chips - argh! I bought them last night for dh b/c he wanted them while we watched a movie, but then didn't eat them, of course lol He also left a 2 liter bottle of coke but ya know what? I DUMPED IT DOWN THE SINK!!! Didn't drink a drop - go me Yahoo

Seriously, that is so out of character for me so it's exciting, it means I really am changing & I'm really doing this. Course about a million excuses on why I shouldn't throw it down the sink went through my head as I was doing it lol but I did it!

I then tried to lay down again, the house went crazy for a bit and then calmed down, however once I got up again I felt like crap & my day was totally thrown off, I also missed dh Sad I just stood there in the kitchen and thought "great, my entire day is thrown off and so is my diet" - I really think I was having some sort of sugar hang over, I know sounds crazy, but it's true!

I'm currently reading this book called The Sugar Addict's Total Recovery Program by Kathleen DesMaisons Ph.D, and it talks about how sugar affects ppl who are sensitive to it, which I am & it also talks about "sugar hang over's" where you feel icky, groggy, head is foggy and so on due to having too much sugar - well I had a fair bit last night so it makes sense.

Anyhow I had two big 20oz glasses of water & decided to pull myself out of it, I put Seamus down for his 2nd nap and then exercised for 45 minutes, I was a big sweaty mess afterwards but it felt GREAT!! My mood had also improved and my day didn't feel so off - I was really happy about this.

And now, at almost 9:30pm I am feeling good - I'm still under points so I plan on having a protien shake and maybe something nice and I only have 1 more glass to drink and I'll of reached 100oz of water today. So not a bad ending!!

I really am doing this, I really am!

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WOW Julia you're doing great :woohoo: GO YOU for tossing out the soda! Doesn't it feel good to be so strong??! I'm so happy you were able to turn your day around and turn it into a positive one. Gosh, you are inspiring me, girl!! I'm sorry your sweetie is gone. I hate when Rick goes out of town. I'm a big mess the whole time cuz I miss him so much. I hope your dh is back home before you know it! Keep up the good work! You are ON TRACK!!

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GO CHIMMY!!!!!

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Hi you guys Smile Your awsome, thanks for stoping by!!

Feeling really frustrated this morning - I feel like I've totally kicked butt this week, only to see a 2.6 loss - I know some would be happy, but seriously I'm not I'm actually UP .4 as of this morning. I just wanna cry.

Anyways. So I don't forget - for the POBLC my weight in was 233 I didn't put the oz down so no idea. Yesterday I was at 230 even, today I'm at 230.4 UGH.

I know part of it is I'm being extremley impatient, I want this weight off and I want it off now - but more importantly I want OUT of the damn 230's and it just seems like it's taking FOREVER to get these 5lbs off :evil:

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WTG Chimmy on throwing out the coke!

Sorry you're feeling frustrated today Sad (((HUGS))) I know its hard to see but you're doing great! It took a long time to gain your weight I'm sure, you have to give it time to lose it too :bigarmhug:

I seriously need to find that Sugar addict book. When I have a bunch of sugar I feel bad and when I don't I end up with a huge headache and feel worse Sad I've gotta find a way to get away from it!

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Yea - sugar is seriously awful stuff. This wk has really shown me how drastically my body reacts to it too. It's a great book so far, very eye opening Smile

And thanks - that's the stupid part, I KNOW I'm doing good, 2.6lbs is a great loss esp. when nursing but my emotions are wacked today lol

Speaking of which my cycle is going weird on me, I'm spotting today - I NEVER spot mid cycle, like honestly, never - well okay once in the past 3 years, and it was just a dot nothing like this. My chart basically looks dead this month compared to previous months - and when I checked my cervix it feels weird, emotionally I almost feel like af is going to come again. I hate my body - Seriously. it's so damn stupid.

So my guess is that's why I'm being all emtional, and silly about this weight loss thing.

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Well. Now I'm full on bleeding - I just ended my period 8 days ago. :WTF: I should be O'ing today not bleeding!

No wonder I've been having a hard time losing weight. :roll: :x

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Well now I'm back to no spotting OR bleeding - seriously my body likes to mess with my head lol

I kind of slacked today, ate some pizza, had some dessert tonight but I'm ready for tomorrow.

Bring it on.

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Oh Julia I'm sorry things are so frustrating. It sounds like your cycle is really giving you a run for your money :bighug: Just take things one day at a time or even one hour if that's what works. This is a life-long process not a quick fix, ya know? You can do it. Just don't be so hard on yourself :bighug:

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Thanks Tracy ~ your wonderful. I was an emotional mess yesterday & the few days prior to that too lol Hormones can be so mean sometimes!!

This morning has been wonderful! Perhaps there's perks to bleeding mid cycle (not sure whether to roll my eye's here or laugh) I'm down a lb this morning and OUT OF THE 230'S!!!!!!!!!!! Yahoo :yahoo:

I woke up this morning and felt great, I almost wonder if my body was going through a cleanse w/ all this water I'm drinking & exercising. Emotionally I feel more sound too and I looking back I can see I really was a big ball of mess these last few days - totally out of character for me at this point in my cycle, so I'm almost sure my body was flushing itself out.

Anyhow I worked out doing Leslie Sansones Walk and Kick - it's a mixture of walking and kick boxing and it was SO MUCH fun!! Kicked my butt that's for sure, but gosh it was fun I think I'm going to do it tomorrow.

I've also realised, in looking back and being more realistic instead of emotional lol That I have lost really well - I didn't actually start being serious about this weight loss thing until Tuesday or Wed. of last week I think - so not even a full week & I'm down 3.6lbs, so honestly that IS GOOD it's almost a full 4lbs!

Well I'd better get off my duff n' shower - we have playgroup today, I am so excited to get out of the house. It's also my sweet bears birthday today, I need to call him! I hate that he's out of town Sad I miss him and his snuggles. Only 2.5 more days though and he's back home!! Hurrayy!

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I'm so glad you're feeling better :bighug: Hormones can be a biatch, huh? I have been very blue the past few days Sad (I'm right at mid-cycle) Maybe you're onto something with the water/cleansing thing? That kick-boxing sounds so fun and like an awesome workout! You're right, you have done fabulously!!
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I hope your dh is home before you know it. I'm a mess whenever my dh has to leave :bluesad:

Anyway, have a great day Julia!!

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Glad you're feeling better Chimmy! (((HUGS))) Yay for being out of the 230's! :woohoo:

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Tracy ~ thanks hun, your a sweetheart. I hope your not feeling so blue today! The kick-boxing working really is a lot of fun Smile

I'm a total mess when dh is gone, w/ as much as he travels you'd think I'd be used to it lol OH well.

Thanks dawn hun!! It's so much fun to have you around, another April 06 mama!!

Well I'm still spotting - part of me is growing concerned & part of me is really upset by it all. I worry that something bad is going on & I'm afraid to see my m/w about it, but honestly I really probably should make an appt. at this point.

On a happier note I exercised today & am eating well. Had Indian tonight, my FAVORITE kind of food - yum yum.

My SBD book came & so far it's soo interesting! I am really looking forward to doing this with dh, I also feel like it'll make us healther. I have a lot of family members who had heart problems, both my fathers parents died in their 40's/50's from heart failure, how scarry is that! So I have a lot of work ahead of me to make sure I dn't follow down that same path, at least willingly!

I'm excited for my weigh in on Monday - even if it's only a pound, it's 1 pound closer to being UNDER 200 which is my next big goal - small goal is to get to 219.

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My bear is home tomorrow morning!! :woohoo: I can't wait to see him & catch up on our week, it's crazy how much can go on in just 7 days lol I'm also SUPER excited to start the SBD with him, I think it's going to be a wonderful, positive & permanently changing experience for us - and it's really what we need.

I weighed in this morning, still under 230 so I believe it's a true loss - makes me SO HAPPY to see it!

Seamus let me sleep in this morning until 9, so I've not exercised yet - another 30 minutes & he's down though and then I think I'm going to do my 45 minute work out, and if I still have energy I'll do my 20 minute pilates - we'll see how long Seamus sleeps.

Then I have lots of errands to run today - busy busy!

Goals from now until Monday

Drink 120oz of water - I've been hitting 80-100 latley
Exercise everday except for Sunday
Drink 3 cups of RRLT
Try and finish reading the SBD book so dh can
Continue being good with what I eat

phew! Lots of goals - but ALL realistic and attainable :thumbsup:

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Ooooh sleeping to 9. I think Seamus and Abby need to have a talk! She could learn a few things Wink

That is a lot of goals! I know you can do it! (I love having another April momma too!)

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I'm so glad your dh will be home soon! YAY!

WTG on the w/l too!

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lol Dawn - I'm deffinatley enjoying it, up until this week he's woken MANY times at night, it was exhausting and frustrating - so *knock on wood* that he keeps it up!

Thanks tracy hun!

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Weighed in this morning. Down another 1.7lbs making a total of 5lbs since I started POBLC, and 7lbs total since I decided to lose weight.

Yahoo

Now I'm off to pick up my bear, double yay!

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Yahoo You're doing great!!! Enjoy having your honey home, go burn some extra calories. Wink

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WTG Chimmy! Definately take Becci's advice Wink

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GO CHIMMMS!!!

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:woohoo: You're doing great!!

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You guys are good for the soul lol Thanks so much for all of the encouragement - today is NOT a good day so it helps to go back & re-read it all and to see your support.

I'm up by .8 this morning from my last weigh in, but up 3lbs from my weigh in on Friday & I just wanna cry. I've no idea why either, I was only bad last night & it wasn't even that bad, certainly not 3lbs worth! *sob* I just don't understand why it's so difficult to lose this time around, is it my thyroid, is it b/c I'm nursing, I just don't know.

I'm going to weigh in tomorrow so hopefully I'll be back down the .8 so I can bring in a loss for my POBLC team, AND for my sanity.

On a happier note I finished the SBD book last night, I was going to wait until dh got his book and read it but I'm not going to, I need to start now so I'm going to go through the book to see what we can and can't eat & get rid of what I can - I still need to feed the kids stuff so I can't throw everything away.

I plan on staying in the phase 1 for 3 to 4wks, I am fairly certain that I can do it, 3wks for sure so once that's up I'll look at it all again and see if I can go 1 more week, then I'll switch to phase 2.

Today I just need to get back on track so I can feel better about myself, b/c right now I'm really slummin'.

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:bighug: It's normal to have "off" days, Julia. Don't let it drag you down. I know how hard that is sometimes but after already losing 40 pounds twice (working on a 3rd time) it is a long term process and it's one step at a time :bighug:

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:bighug: Don't be discouraged. Somedays I think our scales are more of a hinderance than a help. Good luck with the SBD!!

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(((HUGS))) don't let this one weigh in get you down, you're doing great sweetie. GL on the SBD! One of my coworkers is doing that and its working out great for her.

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Thanks you guys, it's just so disheartening to work so hard only to see that scale go up - I totally agree Becci, these stupid scales are seriously more of a hinderance than anything - I think I may give it to my mom for the month, so that it's not even in the house to use b/c it gets me down more often than not.

My bear and I sat down this afternoon (he's home from work) and went through the SBD book, looking at all the recipes for Phase 1 - we have some friends who lost A LOT of weight on this and everyone I've spoken to really like it, I absolutley love that I wont have to count calories anymore lol

It's going to take some getting used to, but were both excited to start! Smile

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I love the SBD, Julia. While I didn't follow the phases I learned a lot that has really helped me in losing weight and feeling better too. :bighug: I'm glad to hear you're feeling better, hon!

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I hate counting calories, so yay that you don't have to do that anymore! I just talked to my co-worker who is doing SBD and she lost 13lbs during phase 1!

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Hi you guys! I think were gonig to like the SBD too, dh is super happy that he can still eat meat LOL And yes counting calories really sucks - I'm very happy about not having to do that anymore.

I was so super bad this morning, but oh well, seriously I'm not going to beat myself up over it. I'm going to exercise, drink ALL my water & enjoy my day.

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Good for you for not beating yourself up! Have a great day dear Biggrin

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Thanks hun Smile

Well!! Dh and I are starting the SBD tomorrow - were both really excited, we've sat down over the last few days & read the book (me going over it), planning our food & preparing. Although I'll need to find a cheaper way to eat once we get past these two weeks, I went shopping for the first week on phase 1 following his menu plan and holy shmoly my grocery bill was outrageous :shock: , I felt really discouraged by this but then thought oh well, it's okay! I'll just figure out a cheaper way to do this, I don't think it has to be expensive.

I've not weighed myself in a few days either, so hopefully I'm still doing good. We were naughty tonight, enjoying our carbs & some sweets LOL

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Oh my goodness, we are both so onry this morning LOL I hope these 2wks go by fast ROFL

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I hope the SBD is going well Chimmy!

I think you'll notice the grocery bill will start to even out as you eat less junk food, especially if you were eating out a lot. Don't forget to take that into consideration!

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How are you liking the SBD, Julia? Have you found any recipes you just love? Take care and remember it's one day at a time :razz:

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