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Old 09-13-2012, 05:09 PM   #1
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Default NSV today!

I have been feeling like I wasn't doing something right lately. Since Monday I have weighed exactly 216, without the scale moving daily. (It normally goes up and down by .2 each day) Anyway, I have just begun going on fast walks and slow jogs, so I couldn't figure out why I was staying the same. (Though I know healthy eating for weight loss and exercise for fitness). So, despite feeling bloated, and unmotivated today I decided to try on a pair of pants someone bought me two years ago (when I gained all this weight). For most of my life I was a size 12, and for my height I looked pretty slim. But after having my son in 2009, I blew up to 251 pounds. The pants that I was given were size 16. I have been wearing a 20-22 since 2009. Today I tried on the 16 and they were almost too big! So I did a happy dance It made my day much better.

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Old 09-13-2012, 06:06 PM   #2
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PERFECT NSV to keep you motivated for sure!

One "DOH" for every 5 lbs

MAJOR GOALS:188.6 by Dec 25th 2014 (11 months to go) I will surprise my family with this ; 150 GOAL!!! by May 2015 (16 Months to go) 3 week trip to Italy!!!Shoot I am going to Italy in May of 2015.

MINI-GOALS:260 Mani/Pedi/Spa - The works; 230 Horseback riding lessons; 199 Louis Vuitton wallet;
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Old 09-14-2012, 05:36 AM   #3
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lovely feeling!

Anima sana in corpore sano
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Old 09-14-2012, 01:33 PM   #4
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That's great! It shows you're losing inches, and that affects how you look more than the number on the scale! How long did it take to get to 216 from 251?
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Old 09-14-2012, 01:37 PM   #5
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that's fantastic! Way to go

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Old 09-14-2012, 02:31 PM   #6
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Congratulations! I'll bet you feel positively skinny! You go girl!
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Old 09-15-2012, 08:37 AM   #7
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Old 09-15-2012, 11:02 AM   #8
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Thanks everyone! I feel so much better, so I look forward to the end result! I am sure you all know the feeling!

Mountain Mamma, I started trying to lose weight last year and would lose 5-10 and gain back within a week. So, I decided to start counting calories in July of this year. I used MyFitnessPal to track what I normally ate in a day and the amount of calories was soooooo high! Sometimes I would eat fastfood for breakfast and lunch, and dinner. Two hamburgers at a time and still not feel satisfied. It was due to a lack of determination, willpower, and just plain stupid! Ha. After I realized how much I was eating, I decided to stay in between 1200-1400 calories a day. The weight has just fallen off since then. It took me 8 weeks to get to 216. I know that is extremely fast, and it scares me..but I know that I have to maintain my weight once I reach my goal. I am determined this time, and feel confident that I can do it. ESPECIALLY with the support on 3FC!
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