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My struggle to lose weight......again!

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  • Name: Novablue
  • City: Harrisburg
  • Region: Pennsylvania
  • Country: United States

My Weight Loss

Height: 172.7cm
Start weight: 216.00lb
Current weight: 199.00lb
Goal weight: 150.00lb
Lost to date: 17.00lb
Remaining: 49.00lb

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Its been awhile!

Just thought I'd pop in here and see how everyone's doing! I have been reading periodically, but haven't posted in ages! I'm still fighting the good fight. Since January 1, I've been counting calories using the Ipod/Iphone App "Lose It" I really enjoy logging my food/activity that way and its working so far....down 10!!
I'm heading out on Sunday for a 7 day southern Caribbean cruise, so counting calories etc will fly out the window for a week! I'm hoping I don't do too much damage, but I'm sure not going to stress about it. I'll deal with the aftermath when I come back to reality!
Looking forward to catching up with all of you again!

Short week....yay!

After last week seeming SO long, this week will be short! Only working today and tomorrow and then I'm off till next Monday. I'll pay for it when I come back to work, but it'll be SO worth it!
I didn't have a good feeling about weighing myself this morning, but decided to bite the bullet and hop on. Surprise.......down 1/2 lb! My eating was a bit out of control from Friday - Sunday.....not sure how I squeaked out a loss, but I'm not arguing!
Heading out for a lite dinner with my friends before Zumba class. One lite beer and a couple peel & eat shrimp seemed to work just fine last week before Zumba, so I'll probably repeat the menu tonight! I have to eat something......can't workout like that with no fuel in the tank!
I'm cooking for 10 on Thursday and I'm starting to hyperventilate! I know everything will be fine......but it wouldn't be Thanksgiving if I didn't worry myself into a "state"!
I have all day Wednesday to get things together.....that makes a big difference!
Make it a good week!

What a loooonnnngggg week!

This has been the longest, most boring week at work! Good grief! The afternoons have been coma inducing!
My eating this week has Exercise has only been Zumba on Monday night and Turbo Kick on Wednesday. I really need to reintroduce myself to my treadmill this weekend!
I guess we're going out to dinner with our son & his girlfriend. That means we pay for 2 extra for dinner......I didn't fall off the turnip truck this morning! They are in their late 20's and both have good jobs, but we always end up paying.....funny how that works! I really don't long as its not abused.
A bunch of girls I graduated high school with are getting together for lunch tomorrow. I haven't decided whether or not I'll attend. One minute I'm saying yes, the next no. I was not particularly close to any of them 30+ years ago, so what could I possibly have to say to them now? I'm still on the fence. I have till tomorrow at noon to decide. It would entail getting all "fancied" up etc. Chances are pretty good that I'll say the hell with it and just stay home in my sweats!
Well, I have 40 minutes to kill before I can get outta Dodge. Hope you all have a nice weekend!

Tired Tuesday!

Wow! Zumba last night kicked my butt, but its empowering!! I did it, I kept up and I had a great workout! I woke up at 1AM aching all over and starving!! I stayed in bed, but probably should have gotten up and taken some Advil & had a snack. I didn't sleep very well the rest of the night and I ran for the Advil bottle first thing this morning! LOL! I feel pretty good tonight. I'm glad to have a night to rest......tomorrow night is Turbo Kick! Yikes!
My eating has been fine the last couple days. Its funny........I really am not thinking that much about it. If I'm hungry I eat a little bit of something.......nothing special, just something to keep me going. Maybe its all part of my Intuitive Eating mindset?
Work has been boring and the days have been dragging. Not complaining though........just happy to have a good job!
Hope you're all having a good week!

Just another Manic Monday!

Not really.......its rather sedate around here! Another beautiful day outside, although not quite as warm as yesterday. Mid 50's I think.......still great for November!!
Just have to get thru the day at work and then I'm meeting my friends for "Martini Monday"!! I'll eat VERY lightly and maybe have 1 lite beer and then its off to Zumba! I am SO looking forward to it! I'll finish my beer by 5:30 and Zumba is at 7, so I'm sure I'll be fine. This is an experiment. If I feel too sluggish, I'll know that I can't even have a lite beer beforehand and that'll be ok. I do, however, have to eat something. I know that I can't do my best when I'm running on empty. Just a wee bit of something will do the trick.
Oh....and my friend the scale told me this morning that I'm down another pound. That's a total of 4 1/2 lbs since Oct 5, when I started Intuitive Eating. A snail's pace to be sure, but every little bit helps!
Have a good week!

Beautiful Sunday!!

Just back from the golf course! What a day!! We left about 9:15 and it was in the 50's. It wasn't long till we were peeling off sweatshirts and getting down to shirtsleeves! On November 15th!!! Unbelievable! Blue sky, sunshine.......just perfect! There were quite a few on the course taking advantage of the great weather.
Haven't eaten much today, just this and that. Have a beef roast in the crockpot for later. It'll make leftovers for dh this week when I'm running off to exercise classes nearly every night! Zumba tomorrow night......woohoo!!

Not a productive day....

Ended up going and doing a bit of shopping today. Found a couple outfits for our 18 mo. old cute! Not much other than that. I had big plans to hit the treadmill, but that didn't happen. Plus I got us Wendy's for dinner and I got a twisted frosty with choc chip cookie tasted good, but now I don't feel so good. Wish I'd learn!!!!
Playing golf with dh tomorrow. He wants to go at like 9AM! I told him I'm not going out in the freezing cold! He said not to worry, its not gonna be that cold tomorrow morning......well, it'll still be in the 40's! Its supposed to get up into the 60's tomorrow, but not before early afternoon. Anyway, I'll at least get a bit of exercise tomorrow.
I have to get this eating under control. Gotta get these pounds of fat off!


I'm lovin' me a Friday!! I took the day off yesterday to wait for a repairman to come and I enjoyed my day. Trouble is, I enjoyed it a bit too wise. I guess its a good thing that I have to work for a living. When I sit around the house, I start thinking of what I can eat. I didn't do horribly, but ate more than I would have if I had been in my normal routine.
Wednesday night circuit class was fun. The hour flew by as we were jumping from station to station every minute and then every 4 minutes we did a cardio segment. Next Wednesday in that time slot is "Turbo Kick" Be very afraid!
The scale is not budging, but I have to say......I feel SO much better since I've been exercising! Aside from my knees being a bit achey. Getting old and creaky I guess! I'm not letting it stop me. I just have to give myself time for rest and recovery instead of pushing too hard, at least at first.
Hope you all have a great weekend!

Made it to Wednesday!

Here we are......mid-week! I have off work tomorrow..yay! I have to sit at home and wait for a repairman, but at least I don't have to come to work!! ;-)
The appointment with the skin care "specialist" was a bust. She barely looked at me! She asked me what my "areas of concern" were and just laid out a list of $$$ products that I could try. What I expected was for her to have a look at my skin and offer guidance! I did end up buying 2 products to help with the "sun" spots, but I didn't go for the whole line she suggested $440!!! Sheesh!
Tonight is Circuit workout at the Y. I haven't tried this one before, so we'll see how it goes. I like that its at 6 instead of 7. Gets me home with a little time to chill before bed. I go to bed at 9 or 9:30......I get up at 5:15......although not tomorrow!! Woohoo!!
Well, the scale may not be treating me nicely, but I put on a new pair of pants this morning that I only bought 2 weeks ago but had not yet worn. Well..they are BIG! I know I tried them on at the store and wouldn't have bought them if they had been this big! I easily have room to go down a size! Yay for exercise!!

Tired Tuesday.......

Good grief.......I'm exhausted today! I went to Zumba last night, but did not enjoy it. We had a substitute instructor and I did not care for her style AT ALL. Before each song, she would do a run thru of the steps. Meanwhile, there we stood.....trying to see what she was doing and pacing around trying to keep our heartrates somewhere near the training zone. Some people just stood there watching her, but I tried to keep moving. I appreciate that she was trying to help us be able to follow along better, but the whole class just felt disjointed and "off". I'm so glad our regular teacher is back next Monday!
I'm going to a plastic surgeon this afternoon for a skin analysis. I'm not looking to have surgery or anything, just want their opinion on the condition of my skin and suggestions for keeping the wrinkles at bay! I have a couple "sun" spots that I want to discuss as well. I really wouldn't mind having them zapped at some point. I'm sure they'll try to sell me all manner of $$ products.......have to be strong! I wouldn't mind a new night cream or serum.....but not a whole new product line.
My eating is not on track this week. Just not feeling it. I was planning on hitting the treadmill tonight, but I'm just so achey and tired.....I think I'll sit this one out. Tomorrow night I'm doing a circuit class at the Y. Guess I'll rest up for that!
Hope you're all having a good week!