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Old 04-07-2013, 05:10 PM   #76
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Congrats on Onederland!! That is awesome!!

Also, super job for your dh!! My dh and I are both working on our last 50-60 pounds...we will follow y'alls journey and encourage you!!

I took a break from losing for the past 6 months, now I'm finally ready to get back to it and hopefully get it all off in the next 5...these are the best months to lose, easy to be active, no snow to slow us down! You can do this!! Here's to 180s!!
Congrats on your loss too! Were you able to maintain the last 6 months? That is the hard part (to me). Once I hit 172 I plan on maintaining that for I don't know how long before I decide if I want to lose more. I was not happy the last time I was in 170s but I was active and looked great in hindsight, so I may be content with just being 'overweight' in the 170s instead of striving in vain for 140s (which I never attain) to be a 'healthy weight'.

I agree spring and summer is so much easier to lose. It is hard to go out there when its negative degrees and snow. But we've been walking at least a short bit each day regardless of the weather (maybe not in pouring rain). So working out in spring and summer should be a peice of cake! Also its grilling out weather so eating grilled meats and veggies and salads with fresh berries! Yum!

Good luck to all of us!!

Oh and I think I knew before I was 222 when i started but I rounded down for even numbers. Well I don't care about even numbers anymore. I just want to go to Disney! 172 will still get me out of the obese range. 146-174 is considered 'overweight' for my height but I will take overweight instead of obese!
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You guys are doing GREAT! Wahoooo! I also find it nicer to see the actual numbers. I mean, I love the downward arc of the graph but the numbers are so much nicer.
Can't wait for the grillin'. Mmmmmm mmmmm! And the outdoors walkin'. And the fresh fruits. And the swimmin'. I looooooooove summer.
Just remember, every .1 pound is that much closer. You're doing great, you have a goal, you're OWNING this! Wooot!
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Old 04-09-2013, 09:30 PM   #78
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Thanks DisneyMagicMama!!!

I stepped on the scale today (just to check on things) and I'm still at 197.0. I almost think its odd that i got the same exact reading. I hope our scale isn't broken...

I've been trying to do at least 1 or 2 dumb bell exercises each morning after my plank. I think i said that before but I've actually been doing them so that's good. DH and I are still walking the dog daily too. Today we went further than usual. I wanted to show him a house. We can't afford to get siding anytime soon but we want to reside our house. I would prefer to keep it white with black shutters but DH doesn't like 'plain' white. So I've decided GRAY siding, white trim and black shutters with a red door. I am so adventurous. But really you shouldn't go nutty on house colors that's just asking for a nosedive in price. Anyway, my point is. There is a house a few blocks from here with that combo that I wanted to show him. I thought we would walk to the house, turn around and come home but he wanted to continue going forward down that street and up and over back to our house. It's just under a mile and we're used to only doing a half mile. He was hurting pretty bad by the end and walking slow but he did it.

The weather has started to get cold again and rainy. We might have a wintery mix tomorrow night. That's just not right in APRIL. :P Oh well hopefully it will warm back up soon.
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Old 04-14-2013, 11:09 AM   #79
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Well no WEIGHT loss this week. Actually it is up to 197.4 but I've been having tummy troubles without getting into TMI so I am guessing its probably right around 197. So to try to make myself feel better I decided to do measurements a week earlier than normal. Last measurements were 3/23. Since then I lost an INCH off my waist and a half inch off my ribcage. All other measurements were the same but that is okay because last time I lost everywhere but my waist. So I am happy that is going down.

DH didn't lose any weight either this week. I think we must have eaten too much. He also didn't walk with me everyday because he was hurting. I guess we need to buckle down. I just need to start eating less now that I weigh less. I am still eating the same amount I was when I started losing weight. Apparently that is too much.
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:03 PM   #80
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Soo good news and bad news (kinda). Yesterday I did a lot of yard work since we had an unexpected nice day (it was supposed to storm but it didn't start until after 7pm). Today my arms, shoulders and back hurt. Oh well. Good workout! I skipped my weights today due to arms hurting, but still did my plank, stretching and walk.

Then today since it was 40/50 degrees (heat wave!) I thought I'd break into some spring clothes for work. But everything is so big! My winter stuff was getting big but I could have sworn my spring/summer stuff was getting small last year so I thought they would fit nicely now but i guess i passed that weight. lol It looked way too big on me but I wore it anyway. My jeans are even getting too big. I am wearing 16s and 14s and my 16s are getting really baggy. Which is nice but I only have 2 pairs of 14s and I wear jeans to work so I need to go jeans shopping. :P So that's good and bad news too because I don't really have money for new clothes but I need some. I may check out some 2nd hand stores.

In other news, my interview for those customer service jobs are tomorrow. I am nervous. I KNOW I can do either job but I really suck at interviews. My mind just goes blank. Then I think it did horrible or really well and regardless I dont get the job so I am at a loss on what I do wrong/right. When I ask for feedback (when I can) they all say I do well they just went with someone more experienced. I've been at my company 5 years now and even though it isn't in customer service I still think that makes me pretty qualified. Oh well I guess we'll see. I should probably go prepare.... Pixie dust will be appreciated!
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Old 04-16-2013, 12:20 AM   #81
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Too big pants are goood pants!! Woot! Have fun looking for some new threads. Sorry about your soreness today. I'm there with you. In an attempt to vaccuum the stairs today, the vaccuum came down the stairs and attacked me and I'm feeling a bit beat up. I hope you get back to normal quickly!

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Old 04-16-2013, 07:05 AM   #82
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Then today since it was 40/50 degrees (heat wave!) I thought I'd break into some spring clothes for work. But everything is so big! My winter stuff was getting big but I could have sworn my spring/summer stuff was getting small last year so I thought they would fit nicely now but i guess i passed that weight. lol It looked way too big on me but I wore it anyway. My jeans are even getting too big. I am wearing 16s and 14s and my 16s are getting really baggy. Which is nice but I only have 2 pairs of 14s and I wear jeans to work so I need to go jeans shopping. :P So that's good and bad news too because I don't really have money for new clothes but I need some. I may check out some 2nd hand stores.
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Old 04-16-2013, 09:03 AM   #83
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Woo Hoo for baggy pants...but I know what you mean about not wanting to spend $$ on new ones. Good luck on your interview!
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Old 04-16-2013, 02:47 PM   #84
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Hi! I just came across your thread and read through the whole thing. I can really relate to a lot of your stories. I was looking around the boards and feeling so hopeless about my weight (I need to lose over 100 pounds), and I came across your journey. You & your DH are very inspiring and I plan on following along with you. I'm thinking I might start my own thread too!

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Old 04-16-2013, 09:57 PM   #85
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Too big pants are goood pants!! Woot! Have fun looking for some new threads. Sorry about your soreness today. I'm there with you. In an attempt to vaccuum the stairs today, the vaccuum came down the stairs and attacked me and I'm feeling a bit beat up. I hope you get back to normal quickly!

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Thanks! BAD VACUUM!!! Hope you're feeling better today. I will fill you in on the interview after I reply to all my new followers! :D

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Only 60 seconds a day. I've tried to go longer but I rarely can. I think its because its the FIRST thing I do in the morning so I'm not quite awake yet. Maybe if I tried it later in the day I could do it longer.

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Woo Hoo for baggy pants...but I know what you mean about not wanting to spend $$ on new ones. Good luck on your interview!
I know, right? I am so happy about everything being so big but now I have nothing to wear. :P I need to go through my closet this weekend.

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Hi! I just came across your thread and read through the whole thing. I can really relate to a lot of your stories. I was looking around the boards and feeling so hopeless about my weight (I need to lose over 100 pounds), and I came across your journey. You & your DH are very inspiring and I plan on following along with you. I'm thinking I might start my own thread too!

Good luck on your interview!
Welcome! I will check out your journal too if you start one. I think I may have seen one in your signature. I will check again after I hit reply. Thanks for following along. My high weight was 240 so if I actually do get down to a 'healthy' weight that would be 140 and put me at a 100 lb loss too! Dh's high weight was 405 so he's already well past his 100# mark. I should post our true BEFORE picture.
Ah here we go:

The 180lbs lighter picture here is from 2 years ago but I was in 190s and DH was close to the weight he is now. He's maybe 15 lbs heavier now there than here. I am about the same. I think I was in 190s or low 200s there. Before weights were roughly 240 and 405 as stated above. Yes we are on a star trek bridge....

Just for fun here is one of my fave wedding pictures. I am fairly certain I weigh more there than I do now. Most ladies aspire to weigh what they do at their wedding day but I do NOT want to weigh what I did on my wedding day.


So my INTERVIEW...it went REALLY well. I already knew 5 of the 6 people. Those 5 people not only knew me but had already talked to my boss and other people who work directly with me and said they only heard good things. Also those 5 people didn't really even ask me any questions. For instance the man who would be my boss...just talked about what the job entailed and about himself and what he heard about me the entire time. He asked if I had questions and I had some ready that I asked then at the end I was like 'Do you have any questions for me??' The ONE guy who I didn't know is the guy who is retiring and one of the open position is HIS position and HE grilled me with a ton of questions and overall was probably my least favorite person to talk to of the 6 BUT good news he is retiring and besides training with him I won't have to deal with him. Then the last guy I met with actually was my boss for a short period of time while my boss was out with cancer treatment so he knows me really well. He said he was happy to see my name on the list and while its not up to him but he definitely thinks I deserve either one of them. So that's good... Of course now I am nervous about what if I DO get it?! I know I know...just fear of the unknown. I guess at least its with the same company but then I think I'll feel guilty for leaving my coworkers in maintenance like I'm leaving them to move 'up front'. Maintenance is way out in the plant (about 1/3 mile in...I measured it) in an old building while the other job will be in the front office right on the street in a nice building with a janitor! (we have to clean our offices ourselves in my building)

In other good news I stepped on the scale this morning just to take a peek and it said 195.4!!! What??!? I stepped on it 3 more times and it gave same result. So I hope it stays down for my official weigh in this weekend. Losing 2 llbs this week will make up for the NO pounds last week.

Oooh and in OTHER good news (i had a good day)...the hospital where I had my IVFs and IUIs sent me a random bill a few months ago for a procedure they did to see if my tubes were clear back in 2011! So I finally got around to calling them last week and ask WHY am I just now getting billed for it. The first guy I spoke with told me they had been going back and forth with insurance all of 2012 and it just recently got resolved. So I accepted that and went online to my insurance to look at my explanation of benefits. According to them they paid back in November of 2011! So I called back to the hospital. The lady I got this time looked at my account said she didnt know why the other guy had said what he did and she would look into it further. It was after 5 at that point so she said she would call me back. I thought for sure she was just saying that to go home but said okay and figured I would call again when i got another bill. Well i had a voicemail today. It was that same customer service person and she said she went over it with her boss and others and they decided it was invalid due to 'untimely billing' and my charges had been waived! Yay! That saved me $450! I totally want to send her a thank you card. It's the least I can do.

Okay..my novel for today is done. I am exhausted. Goodnight!
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Old 04-17-2013, 09:48 PM   #86
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Well Hip Hip Hooray for

Great Interviews!

Sticking with the Exercise!!

Losing Inches!!!

Losing Pounds!!!!

(and writing novels) LOL !!!!!
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Old 04-20-2013, 12:15 PM   #87
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194.2!!! Wowzers! Losing 3 lbs makes up for not losing last week! Yay!

What have I done differently this week? Not much actually. I've been using the weights daily so maybe that's finally starting to pay off. Last night our dinner wasn't very healthy but I kept it to a much smaller serving than I'd normally have. Then this week its been raining all week but lucky for Ginger it seem to at least stop or go down to a drizzle at her walk time every day but 1. On that one day instead of 'skipping' my walk, I got on the gazelle and did 20 minutes. I should have done longer but my feet were going numb. I dont know why they do that on exercise machines. They did that when I was thinner and I used to go to the gym too. I wear my tennis shoes. I dont know what the deal is. Anyway so I stopped at 20. The battery is out on the counter so I dont know how 'far' i went.

3 lbs is a big difference IMO so I would like to think its the new muscle I've built in my arms. They get less tired when I do things now too. DH has me scratch and rub him alot bc of his psoriasis and arthritis and while my wrists still bother me my arms don't get so tired they hurt. I literally could only do a few minutes on his back before my arms would start to ache. I would keep going in hopes of it being like an exercise but it never got any easier. This morning I was doing it (AFTER doing weights so arms were a little wobbly) and my arms never got tired. I am not going to tell him that though.

AF is due to arrive early next week so I am probably skipping my weigh in next weekend. Well I might weigh in but might not count it.

Still so amazed at 194. The last time I was 194 it was for a second when I went on Atkins a few years back but I lasted all of 3 maybe 4 weeks on that before saying 'screw this I can't do this the rest of my life'. I think 191 was my Atkins low weight but as soon as I stopped I went back up to 200. The only reason i did Atkins was because I had hit 190s but wasn't losing anymore. Atkins did help me lose weight but not considerably and I was still stuck in the 190s just the lower end. So here's to a better path!
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Awesome job girl!!!

Way to go on your progress! Proud of you!
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Just took the dog for a 1.6 mile walk since DH wasn't going with me. Its a chilly day but sunny and not raining!

I was able to wear a tee shirt that was too small for me to wear to Disney. It probably is still a little snug in the girls area but with a sports bra on that minimized me enough to wear it. Thought I'd take a quick pic for my journal...


Hope everyone is having a wonderful day! MMORPG and laundry time for me!!! :D
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Just compared your current picture to the one from WDW 2012. Your face shows just how hard you are working --- much thinner!

GO YOU!!!!
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