lovergirl654's Journal, 15 May 2014

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What a wonderful Surprise!
Stepped on the scale this morning expecting to see 300 and guess what I saw? 299.8. Now, if you round that you get 300, but there is no rounding today buddy! I'm in the 200's!!! YAAAAAA.... for the first time in about 10 years or so. I was upper 200's in high school so there it is! Yippee! Singing Pharrell's "Happy"...and all that other good feeling stuff.

Now, let's talk about 2 things....where I've been and where I'm going. I was 406lbs about 2 years ago. I lost 30 something to get down to 370lbs and then I became pregnant with my second son, gained it all back and some more, and ended at 412lbs. Ready to continue what I started I had my baby and went right back into grind mode after recovery in June 2013. Since then I have lost 113lbs to be where I am today. It's been about 11 months and I can tell you I am so proud of myself. I know I can do anything I put my mind to, but this challenge is a DOOZY let me tell you. I love food with a passion. Cheese, check. So my journey has not ever been about restricting myself of the foods I love, but reducing them drastically. That way I can still down me some macaroni and cheese or some Boston Baked Beans candy (YUM!) but know that I am not overdoing. I will not gain from these decisions. I am making smart, thought out decisions about what I plan to eat today. If I want more, I'll eat it tomorrow...or the next day...or the next day...because life does continue past today. Yes that home-made, momma put her foot in it, cheese is dripping macaroni and cheese may look like it will disappear if you do not demolish it right now...but it won't. It will still be here tomorrow. So, rest easy knowing that you tasted it, it tasted amazing, and you will still lose weight after eating it!

Now, for the more daunting part.....
I have 119lbs to go to get to my goal (not permanent, but a good look) of 180lbs. I have more to lose than I have lost so far. I have another century to climb down before I even get there. However, the game plan doesn't change much for the next phase. Exercising as much as I can Monday through Friday and eating well below my BMR enjoying healthy foods as well as unhealthy foods haha. I will enjoy it all and still lose! (mostly healthy though I promise ;) )

Til the next bit of good news....Have an AMAZING DAY!

299.8 lb Lost so far: 106.2 lb.    Still to go: 119.8 lb.    Diet followed reasonably well.

Diet Calendar Entries for 15 May 2014:
1520 kcal Fat: 46.80g | Prot: 45.00g | Carb: 225.00g.   Breakfast: Dole Bananas, Cream of Wheat 3 Minutes Original. Lunch: Budget Gourmet BG CLSSC WHEELS N CHEESE. Dinner: On-Cor Breaded Chicken Parmigiana Patties with Tomato Sauce, Libby's Succotash, glory foods GLORY SWT POTATO CASSEROL. more...
4493 kcal Activities & Exercise: Boxing - 20 minutes, Resting - 7 hours and 4 minutes, Sleeping - 8 hours, Desk Work - 8 hours, Walking (slow) - 2/mph - 36 minutes. more...
on diet lovergirl654's own diet   losing 11.2 lb a week

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Awesome! Keep up the good work! :-)  
15 May 14 by member: LumpySpacePrincess1983
15 May 14 by member: wholefoodnut
I am so, so proud of you!!! And what an inspiration you are to me!! I am getting back on that wagon I fell off of and remember what you wrote today. Thank you!!!!!!  
15 May 14 by member: Katherinedj
Congratulations! Keeping the momentum is so important when your journey is long. You have done an amazing job and I'm right with you on not denying yourself! I too had to convince myself that if the item I wanted didn't fit into my eating today, then I could always plan for it another day. 
15 May 14 by member: gilliansings
Good girl!!! 
15 May 14 by member: needalife15
Nice! One HECK of a milestone to cross. :) 
15 May 14 by member: Mikie
15 May 14 by member: jessabridge4444
YAY, You!!! No rounding today -- go ahead and give Pharrell his props! :D 
15 May 14 by member: LuC2
15 May 14 by member: Rubie-sue
woohoooooo!!!! Way to go girl!!!! 
15 May 14 by member: DEBORAHMARIE1
Congrats to you!! A huge milestone, you've worked so hard for it and you deserve to bask in that glory!!  
15 May 14 by member: Yolanda9179
Way to go!! You've done great and you should be proud of it! 
15 May 14 by member: jmb3450
Congratulations!!! Your dedication and determination are so inspiring. 
15 May 14 by member: 2ManyCurves
Hey! That's awesome. It's really exciting to see one of those big milestones roll past. It's hard not to 'reward' ourselves. Way to go, Lover. 
15 May 14 by member: northernmusician
15 May 14 by member: Draglist
15 May 14 by member: Shia34
Wow, what an inspiration you are... I admire you 
15 May 14 by member: Maryverv
15 May 14 by member: knslovinggod
Love your enthusiasm and determination. Yahoo for you!!! 
15 May 14 by member: Fisherwoman22
You get to go shopping according to your goals - congratulations! 
15 May 14 by member: marissastewart


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