Category Archives: Weigh-In

Two Pounds Gone!

Hey everyone! Sorry I’ve been kind of MIA! I hope everyone is doing well!

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I had an early weigh-in today (it should be Tuesdays) and I lost two pounds! Yay! It’s not a ton, but it’s just about right, and, heck, two pounds is two pounds! So that’s exciting! I hope they’re two pounds I’ll never see again!

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I’m not quite sure I have anything interesting to say today, except that I’ve been thinking about the holidays a lot and I just can’t believe it’s that time of year again. I mean, just… where did 2011 go!?!?! It flew by. Every year is flying by faster and faster and I’m only 24! Where the heck did all of that time go?!

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Anyway, what are your holiday plans? Where are you headed for Thanksgiving next week? (Next week!?!?!!) I’m headed to my sister’s, not too far from here. We’ll have 16 people and I’m quite looking forward to it. I love Thanksgiving! It’s one of the holidays that I really, really look forward to because I so associate it with my family and good times – dancing, eating, laughing, games. I’m so excited for it this year!

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Of course, like I said, there’s lot of eating. I refuse to lie about being excited to death about the food. LOL It’s just the truth. I think most of us are probably excited about the dinner spreads that will be laid out before us! I’m going to eat what I’d like on that day, but, as my aunt suggested, try to take it easy the few days before. Does anyone have any tried-and-true tricks for holiday eating? Let me know in the comments!

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My exercising has been a little sporadic these last couple of weeks. I hate to use my illness of last week as an excuse, but man, I’ve been coughing ever since! But I walked with my mom and aunt (and dog Elvis!) today and did a little bit of cardio On Demand. I hope to get rid of this cough and really get into exercising everyday.

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A fun little trick that my best friend Leigh and I have been doing lately is texting each other randomly to do different little exercises – jumping jacks, leg lifts, squats, crunches, etc. She’ll send me a text out of nowhere that yells, “DO TEN JUMPING JACKS!” and I stand up and do them, then report back! It’s actually pretty fun, and it’s a good little mini-exercise session! It’s fun to see if I can do more than that, too, right then. Try it out with a friend!

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Anyway, sorry that this one isn’t more interesting! LOL I hope to do another post, a better one, this week! I have a lot of ideas for this blog!

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And, just for fun here, since I want to try to add photos wherever I can, I will include a really great political cartoon that I saw circulating Facebook last week. I love Christmas, but I think it belongs after Thanksgiving! So this comic is great! Feel free to spread it around. 🙂

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You tell him, turkey!

Day 1!

Hello! I hope I have more than 1 or 2 people reading this! lol Maybe my readership will grow as my travels through weight loss land continue; hopefully it will!

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I weighed in at 262 pounds today – day 1! It’s not my highest weight ever (that would be around 285, in August 2010), but it’s still a daunting number. I have to lose 63 whole pounds to get to one of my major goals – 199!

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But the mentality has to change. Baby steps! (And baby carrots.) I also keep sabotaging myself by thinking it’ll take sooooo much weight to look different. But I’m assured that I will start to look different after not-as-many pounds! So here’s hoping I look different 63 pounds from now!

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Food is a friend and an enemy to me. I use it emotionally, and I use it when I’m bored. And those things need to stop! I love food, but it does not always love my hips! So there are some bad habits that need fixing. I also need to pick up the exercise! Blech! Hopefully, after 21 days, it shall be a good habit!

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This will probably be a tough journey for me, so I need lots of encouragement! I hope to really use this as a place to open up and share my troubles and mentalities and all of that that needs to change for me to get healthy and more svelte. I hope, also, to post some fun things – like my “non-scale victories” and hopes. (I dream of killer bikinis!) So please, drop in with a comment or question, anything you’d like. I might do Q&As, too, if I have the readers and the desires. That could be fun! I have lots of ideas.

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Also, look around at the tabs along the top of the site; it’s more about me, this blog, etc. My measurements and progress photos are up there as well! Comment/email me about anything you’d like. 🙂

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Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

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