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First Set of Results Are In! [12 Feb 2007|10:52am]

[ mood | energetic ]

Despite menstration (thus retained water), uncertainty about the woman who did my measurements (I was her first person) and so many workouts missed... my first set of results from Curves are in, thought I'd share:

Bust: 45 ( 1 inch lost )
Waist: 39 ( 1 inch gain )
Abdomen 44 ( .5 inch lost)
Hips 48 ( 1.5 inch lost )
Thighs 47 (stayed the same) ... remember these are doubled numbers, I'm not a freak after all LOL
Arms 26 ( 1 inch )
Weight 210.50 ( 3.50 lbs lost )
Body Fat %  39.10% ( 2.90% lost )

Total Inches Lost:  3
Total Pounds Lost:  3.50
Body Fat Pounds Lost:  7.57


:)  I'm feelin' good.  Off to work now.


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Pic of Me @ Curves Day 1 [12 Jan 2007|05:15pm]

[ mood | creative ]

Sad and fuzzy as it is, here is a pic of me at Curves on day 1.  May those numbers decrease fast and the amount of clothing I feel I need to wear during work outs too!  It's too hot to dress like that all the time!


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An interesting note [12 Jan 2007|02:08pm]

[ mood | anxious ]

Back in highschool I was the same height, weight and measurements of one of america's coolest and most lusted after chics:  Marilyn Monroe.  Her measurements were:  (bust, waist, hips) 35 22 35.

To be back there I'd have to lose the following in inches:  10 16 14

Wonder how I'll do... :)

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WOOT for Workout! [12 Jan 2007|01:45pm]

[ mood | excited ]

Day Two of Curves Watch  :)

I'm still on my energy high and hoping this will keep up.  
Today is their slow day at the local curves place.  Turns out a lot of peeps don't like to come in on Fridays.  *shrug*
So I ended up with the place (and the lady) to myself.  30 minutes was done in no time at all!
Yes, I'm feeling it in my thighs a bit today *BUT* my energy level is up and I feel great!

I'll post a "before" picture later tonight. 
Can't wait to see how I progress as time goes on.

*hugs all*


PS:  The Stats (hides eyes)

Bust: 46
Waist: 38
Abs: 44.50
Hips: 49.50
Thighs: 21.50
Arms:  21.50
Weight: 214
Body Fat %: 42.20
Body Fat WT: 90.31

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Back In Action - Positively Speaking! [11 Jan 2007|12:21am]

[ mood | accomplished ]

It's a new year folks and today I decided to blow the dust off P.S. and kick us into gear again so... welcome back!  The battle goes on another year and this time we're all gonna triumph!  [ By the Power of Greyskull... lol ... see userpic for this post to get the joke ]

Today I took a big gulp and breath and joined Curves here in town.  (I got coupons for free time there for any of you ladies who want to give it a free week to see what you think!)  I'm terribly nervous and tomorrow is my first work out.  I'll let you all know how it went by posting after work tomorrow.  Though I got to say the first impression was FAB!  Bright cheery place, 30 minute program on hydrolic machines and work out pads, helpers on the floor to make sure you're getting the most out of the work out, strength training and arobics in a 3 day a week training program!  They took my weight, my measurements and calibur'd my body fat... it really seemed like the folks their knew their stuff and they were friendly to boot!

So, to kick it off... have any of you started new programs for this year's weight fight?  If so, what are you up to?  Let's get things going well by sharing this year's goals.  (You dont' have to tell as much as me though LOL)

Current Weight: 214 lbs
Goal Weight:  160 lbs
Total To Lose:  54 lbs
Assuming I lose an Average of 2.5 lbs a Week I Can Achieve My Goal In:  22 Weeks (aka 5 1/2 months)

With luck come mid-june (swim wear season) I'll be looking hot and seXXXy again!  WOOT!

So let's hear it folks... what WILL you do this year!

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[11 Feb 2005|02:53am]

[ mood | energetic ]

woohoo, I made the five mile mark. that was my goal for the week. Now i can add more resistance. i will stay at this level for awhile. i am so glad i made it.
weigh in is tomorrow. i have been watching what i eat and i hope i lost. :

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Pats myself on the back [05 Feb 2005|07:21am]

[ mood | excited ]

WOO HOO for me. In three weeks I have lost 11 pounds. I am so happy

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[03 Feb 2005|01:55pm]

[ mood | thirsty ]

Ok, I am finally on the ball and doing some posting. I lost only one pound last week. But I am doing better this week. I even joined the fitness center and I love it. I usually do the tables everyday, I can lay down and they help. My feet and back hurt so bad that I don't think I could do it without them.
I alternate between the tread mill and the doing weights. So I do get a variety everyday that I work out.
That is all for now.

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Update [27 Jan 2005|10:36am]

[ mood | awake ]

Well as I was telling Dee a few days ago... I am glad that I have been more faithful to my work outs than to posting to this board.

Sorry folks for not posting here more often. Ever since my nephew broke his leg, I have been playing catch-up. However, I have been doing well with my workouts. Especially now that Dee and I are working out some together. It is awesome! Hang in there folks we are all in this together.

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Kickin' it... just a little bit. ;) [25 Jan 2005|06:34pm]

[ mood | chipper ]


So I've been lax in counting my points lately so I'm going to get back into the habit of posting here everyday... starting tomorrow. :)

Anyway, so I had Charlotte take me to Looking Good (our local fitness center) and I'm sooooo glad I did. I'm feeling GREAT! Today was my second work out and the treadmill and tables are JUST what the doctor ordered.


I SOOOOO suggest to all of you to get a membership there if you can afford to do so. Even if your body is aching or in bad shape, the tables do all the work for you really and trust me when I say you WILL feel GREAT afterwards!

Anyway, I hope you're all doing well in your projects of self-betterment. I'm up to 11lbs lost in three weeks... not bad at all. :)

*hugs to all*


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YAY ME!!!!!!!!!!!! [21 Jan 2005|11:34am]

[ mood | energetic ]

Finally I did it! I finally made it to the 20 minute mark for cardio workout. First short term goal of the year achieved in 21 days. Yay! I'm so stoked now. I'm so excited about this. It proves that I am getting it done and I'm ready to get the weight down and keep it down. Good-bye Big, hello Buff :)

Yes indeed the blood is circulating today and the adrenaline rush from both the excitement of hitting my goal and a good workout combined is so damn good. Next up on the goal list is 25 minutes of cardio.

Tip of the day: Don't settle for the standard 20 minutes of cardio people preach about. The real fat burning starts after 20 minutes so if you can push it up slowly and build yourself up to an hour. It will really get the blood pumping and the muscles burning that fat away.

Word of the day: Omnipresent - Present in all places at the same time; ubiquitous.

Much love and have a great day! YEAH!

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I'm back at it [19 Jan 2005|04:39pm]

[ mood | energetic ]

Hey Girls,

Just wanted to let you that I'm over my back injury and today I got back to working out again. Not only did I do that, I took it to the next level by adding reps to my routine. It feels so great to get back at because I was starting to be afraid that I was going to fall back into the slump of inactivity. Reading how you guys are doing helped me get through it. I read some of our past entries here when I started to feel like I was going to regress. It really helped me to pull through and move forward. Thank you all for being here for me. We can do it. New flavor I discovered today is Cottage Cheese with Apple slices. The two flavors really go good together. Just slice one apple and 1.5 tablespoons of cottage cheese.

Tip of the day: Don't let fear control you. When you control your fear, you control your own destiny and you can do anything you want. Fear is what keeps us holding back.

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I'm a Loser [18 Jan 2005|09:54am]

[ mood | hopeful ]

I am a loser. I am the Bigest Loser.
That is right folks. I am going to try out for the T.V. show The Biggest Loser. They are taking applications right now, I know there are probably thousands of applicants but I am still going to try. I might make it and I might not. If I do make it I know there is a chance I would win and a chance I would not. But one can always be hopeful and work my butt off.
We will See.

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Yippee. [17 Jan 2005|03:22pm]

[ mood | excited ]

Yahooooooooooooooooooo. I am sooooo happy. I lost seven pounds last week. I am so excited.

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Pops in. [13 Jan 2005|10:10pm]

[ mood | determined ]

Missed a few entries, I know... bad me. BUT... I'm on track again and looking forward to keeping that way.

Good news on the water front... I found Fruit2o which is GREAT. A bit of a salt after taste (it does contain sodium) but its made with spelnda and has no calories, no fat, and no dietary fiber! WOOT. This is good cause it means I can get my water points from it and not suffer bottled water after taste!

ALSO... I found a diet ice tea (peach, yum) made by nestea which I'm drinking. Not a decaf but a step towards helping me to stomach normal tea flavor so I can drink plain decaf tea. This is gonna take time though...

I've been trying to cope with the fact that my weight is not gonna come off over night. I'm realizing when I get on my scale this week I may not see another 5 come off and I'm thinking (after having checked yesterday) I'm gonna be lucky to see 2 come off. Granted I had a bit of a binge on D&D night... but ... I had hoped that I could have off set it by other days this week. *sighs*

Its tough realizing how big I am and accepting it. I've never been so heavy before and truth be told I never thought I could let myself get to this point. I use to think, when I was young and watching talk shows with my mother (you know the ones where they brought on obesse people to talk), how could people let themselves get so big?

Well, Charlotte said something that made a whole lot of sense to me the other day and that was that weight came on slowly, over years, and likely the weight may come off nearly as slow. I suppose that's true in a sense. Still, I was raised in a nation of instant gratification and I want to be skinny and beautiful now. *giggles*

I'm 26. My boobs shouldn't sag and I should have a figure that older women want and young girls say "when I grow up I want to look like her." Right now I feel frumpy on my good days and flat out sloppy on my bad ones. I wear a hat on days my hair won't behave and look nice... and I wear clothing that hides my body. Problem is you can't hide at this weight. You just can't.

I'd love to think I could lose 1/2 my weight or more by summer but I'm not so sure that's possible. Not unless I kick myself into some serious, kill myself, high gear. The happy thing is, I think that's what I want. I find myself thinking of going and working out every day now and I'm dying to start at the health center. I think that on days I'm not working out with one of you that I may have randy take me in the AM. I REALLY want this. I want this... need this... desperately. I can't keep going in this body. I want my old one back. I want to get looks... I want randy to think he's with the hottest woman in the world (or at least the cam LOL) and I want to feel like when I walk into a room people look at me in a good way... not in a bad one.

I bought this two piece swim suit two years ago almost now. I bought it to inspire me. I put it on and took a picture of myself in it so that I could see how bad I looked and then, when I'd lost my weight (or so I told myself) I'd have it to wear for a new picture. Well... I'm thinking of trying to squeeze into it now for another "before" pic. Problem is, I fear I'd rip it. *sighs*

I suppose I'll just have to break it out to hang it up as inspiration. I WILL wear that suit. I love how it looks and I want to love how I look in it. I want all four of us to go the pool this year together and know how great we all look.

We CAN do this guys. We just have to want it. That's all.

QUOTE FOR TODAY: "Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit." -Napoleon Hill

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[12 Jan 2005|01:06pm]

[ mood | excited ]

Woo hoo for me. I have lost two pounds so far. I am so happy. I know it may not sound like much but every little bit helps.

I also can do better crunches now. I have been working on them and have only been able to get my head and neck and barely my shoulders off the floor. Now I am up to getting half of my back up too. Woo hoo. And this week I am joining the Fitness Center so that will help. :)

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ACK! Backdated Journals... [10 Jan 2005|03:36pm]

[ mood | annoyed ]


I had just written a HUGE update but it got wiped out as I made the grievous error of typing in the browser window and NOT copy and pasting before hitting the send button. ARGH!!!!

Big note for today is that Tina pointed out to me that non-decaf tea doesn’t count as water on weight watchers and since I HATE (with a capitol h) the taste of normal tea, I’m SOL. Our local Walmart doesn’t stock a flavored decaf tea that I saw. And (if you can believe this) I hate the taste of water. I know what you’re thinking, water doesn’t taste like anything, right? Well, to me it does. It leaves an odd after taste in my mouth that makes me kinda ill. So normally I drink like two cups a day and supplement it with other things like tea. Well, not any more unless I get some help.

Anyone know where I can find a flavored decaf tea?

Let’s see if I can catch up on my journal entries.

Date: Jan. 8
Points Spent: 29
Points Earned:
Points Banked:

1 cup of honey dew melon – 1
1 sunkist orange drink – 4
Cookie dough sundae – 4
Peppercorn Beef Meal – 4
Chicken & Pasta – 4
Salad Mix -0
4 Olives – 1
¼ cup fat free cheese – 2
¼ cup fat free ranch – 2
Hot Pocket – 7

Tea/Water – 5

Date: Jan. 9
Points Spent: 22
Points Earned:
Points Banked: (gonna say 0 as I don’t know exact amounts on dip)

Peppercorn Beef Meal – 4
Enciladas Meal – 6
Beef Jerky – 4
20 Lays Original Chips – 4
Dip (2-4 tablespoons) – 4

Water/tea- 6

Okay that’s it for now. *sigh*

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Hunger [09 Jan 2005|07:29pm]

[ mood | hungry ]

Ok, I am soooooooooooooo hungry right now. I am doing the points system. It is always bad towards the evening. It is not like I starve myself or anything like that. But for some reason the evening is worse for me. Maybe it is because I am winding down and don't have things to keep me busy. But then, I am always tired and don't even feel like reading.
It does not help either knowing that all the food is in there. It is healthy food but right now it is just a moment of weakness.

I am hoping that rambling here will help and by the time I am done my cravings and hunger will go away. I even drank water. I have water up to my eyes now. lol

other than that i have done good so far. i am trying to be strong.

On the upside of things. My girls like the fresh veggies I keep in the fridge. The only bad thing is I can not keep them stocked up. :)

Jim bought me some scales so I can keep a weekly track on my weight. THanks honey.

I kept busy today. We got a new washer dryer and fridge. My new fridge is so huge. I had to cram everything in the old one and could never find anything. This new one is great. It has places for everything. I can really stock up on things now.

Ok, I am tired now and feel stronger again. Thanks for listening guys.

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356 Days to go [09 Jan 2005|10:57am]

[ mood | energetic ]

Yep that many until the end of 2k5. That many more days to try to get a win or loss in the day. Today is another win. My winning streak is at 9 for this year so far. I think it would be awesome if I can put together 365+ wins in a row. That would be really breaking free for me. Not that I haven't already. The workouts are going good. I'm really proud of what I've accomplished so far. I haven't done my cardio yet today but I'll get that in later. It's hard to time my cardio when there is no power in the room I workout in. I've had quite a few days back to back of cardio so it wouldn't hurt if I didn't do it, but I really want to get it done. Great part about my attitude toward working out is it isn't taking any willpower. I just want to do it. I'm still trying to get my eating habits a little more moderated. I've been doing alot better but not quite where I want to be yet. I confess. I ate a donut last night. :)

Well I just found out that one of the fuse holders in the box is fried which explains the power loss in half the house. Hopefully the owners get on it quick.

Tip of the day time: Don't buy in to the low carb crap. Did you know that Low Carb stuff has higher calorie counts and saturated fat counts? So who's fooling who? What's the point of a low carb diet if you're caking your arteries with saturated fat and increasing your calorie intake in the process. Let's get real, the only diet for weight loss is a balanced diet. One that includes Grains, Meat, Dairy products, Fruits and Veggies. Remember when they take somethng out of a food they add something in. Fat free products usually add more sugar which leads to excess belly fat or sodium which leads to water retention. So the best bet is natural foods.

Word of the day: Impervious - 1. Not admitting of entrance or passage through; impenetrable. 2. Not capable of being harmed or damaged. 3. Not capable of being affected.

Well it's meal time so I'm going to grab some grub and read some diet tips from some smart people. Much love to all.

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What A Feeling [08 Jan 2005|10:19am]

[ mood | energetic ]

I think I had the longest and hardest workout today and I feel great afterward. The blood, adrenaline and endorphins are flowing nicely and I've got perma-grin. I pushed myself to increase my cardio minutes today. Up to fifteen now. Hopefully by next week I'll hit 20 minutes. That's when the blood is flowing at optimal level and I will really start burning the calories. Woohoo!

One thing I've discovered this week is it is nice to know I'm not going through this kind of change alone. I've got four great people putting out the effort towards the same goal as me. Julie, Tina, Dee and Charlotte.....saved my favorite for last :). I'm proud to have you guys as a support system and I know we can do it. This time we're all going to make it. I won't let us fail. Anytime you guys need to talk or some support, you know where to find me.

Tip of the day: Good night's sleep. I know a lot of us can't get a good 8 hours like we are supposed to. But get it when you can because it is essential to the weightloss process.

Much love to you all.

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