New Challenge in Life - I Want to be Thin

enigmadaly
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May 2, 2016

Two and Half Years Later

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Monday, May 2, 2016 at 10:56 AM filed under Diet & Nutrition postings

It has been a while since I blogged here and a long and circuitous path. Yesterday, I was exchanging my winter wardrobe for my summer wardrobe and came across the clothes I wore to take photos when I started this weight loss plan in September 2012.

 

While the photo is a bit blurry and reminded me that I should get a better phone, it also served as amazing motivation for me!

 

 

November 20, 2012

Nine Weeks In and Still Going Strong!

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 9:15 PM filed under Diet & Nutrition postings

November 15th was nine weeks into my new love me lifestyle! I have never managed to stick with a diet that long in my whole life. So I found myself trying to figure out why this time is different. Here are my thoughts.

1. I am actively trying to lose weight

In the past, I have always "dieted" by foregoing food. This time, I actively sought to find healthful foods to replace the high calorie, low nutrient choices

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October 26, 2012

Week 6 and Its a New World

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Friday, October 26, 2012 at 7:26 AM filed under Weight Loss postings

Yesterday was six weeks into my loving myself lifestyle! I started a new job this week and then received and accepted an offer for another job two days into starting my first job! I gave notice at my first job yesterday and will start my new new job on November 5. 

I must admit that I found these changes to my routine to be a challenge to staying focused. It would be easier to get home from work, followed by the gym, to just grab a  high calorie valueless dinner. I hav

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October 13, 2012

Week 4 and I Finally Believe!

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Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 1:37 AM filed under Exercise & Fitness postings

Last Saturday I was unable to get to the gym for my planned workout because my car sprung an antifreeze leak and a friend was coming by to take a look at it in exchange for dinner. Now that's a deal I can't pass up. He spent the better part of the day trying to find the leak, but to no avail. No leak was located. After making dinner and a pie for my friend, my son, his fiance, and my daughter, I was not brave enough to drive to the gym late at night and risk a breakdown. I was rath

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October 4, 2012

Three Weeks In

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Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 8:33 PM filed under Weight Loss postings

I'm feeling pretty great at the three week mark for several reasons.

1) While the site shows that I have only lost five pounds, I have actually lost eight pounds six ounces as of this morning! Go me!! After I did my initial weigh-in on the site, I bought  new, more accurate, and consistent scale which showed me as being three pounds six ounces heavier than my initial weigh in weight. While it was a bit of set back to learn that I had extra weight to lose then, the fact

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September 30, 2012

Mindfulness and Thoughtfulness

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Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 10:30 AM filed under Weight Loss postings

I am two weeks into my new life as a thin person! I have seen positive progress and, at this juncture, remain motivated and aware that the benefits outweigh the disadvantages. I've made it through my birthday and two football games and still stayed within my calorie goals. These are good signs, right?!

Over the last few days, I discovered some patterns of thought and behaviors that have contributed to my weight gain over the years and others that will carry me into

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September 25, 2012

Forward Progress

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 9:53 AM filed under Weight Loss postings

A happy morning!

Yesterday was my birthday. My significant other, Tom, brought home gorgeous multi-colored roses and a chocolate birthday cake. I have not shared with him that I am watching what I eat because weight has always been a delicate subject between us. Therefore, he was unaware that a big chocolate cake was not my heart's desire.

My children also stopped by to help me celebrate my 29th birthday (at least that's what they all claim it is if they want

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September 23, 2012

More Successes and Happinesses (Is that a word?)

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Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 8:22 PM filed under Diet & Nutrition postings

First the success....So, it's football day! A day to eat buffalo wings and drink beer. Its a tradition, a ritual! I promised myself that I would not deny myself this ritual. I chose to forego the ritual today and attempt to start new one. I promised myself that, if the new plan didn't make me happy, I would order wings at half-time.

Football game snacks today? I had a cup of baby carrots with a tablespoon of Fat Free Ranch Dressing for dipping, three cups

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September 23, 2012

Back to my starting point!

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Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 8:05 AM filed under Diet & Nutrition postings

I got weighed yesterday morning and I was down 0.4 pounds from the day before when I bought my new scale which betrayed me by setting me back 3.6 pounds from my original starting weight. This morning when I got weighed, I was back to my starting weight!!! I couldn't be happier! Hope the new scale is working properly! 

September 21, 2012

First Setback or the Illusion Thereof

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Friday, September 21, 2012 at 4:01 PM filed under Weight Loss postings

Well, after finally earning my Bachelors Degree and quitting smoking, I decided that the next challenge I wanted to conquer was to lose a substantial amount of weight. Things went well over the last week. I've enjoyed using FitClick Diet and Workout Tracker. It feels great to see the numerical success on a daily basis since it takes so much time to see a physical difference.

Today, I had my first setback. I purchased a new scale because the one I'm using is ancient and c

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