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Old 04-27-2012, 07:35 AM   #211
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OMG!!!!! Please come rub some of that on me! Congrats!! You are getting so close to being in the 220s!!!
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Old 05-02-2012, 10:54 PM   #212
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Hello my friend.... Where are you?
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Old 05-03-2012, 05:05 AM   #213
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I'm back. I was out of town until yesterday. Ate well at first and then ate poorly. I've been off plan essentially for five days. back at it today. Prob won't weigh until Sunday.
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Old 05-04-2012, 10:21 AM   #214
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I have faith in you, Amber. You will be down in no time at all! Hope you at least had fun!!
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Old 05-07-2012, 01:12 PM   #215
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Too much fun probably. I'm struggling to get back on track. I know it's one day at a time but I'm having a hard time doing one good day. Ugh. Will try to report in tomorrow with a menu and stick with it...
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Old 05-07-2012, 01:32 PM   #216
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Don't worry Amber! We all go through times where we struggle. The important thing is to keep going!!! You'll figure it out
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Old 05-07-2012, 04:36 PM   #217
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And it warms my heart that you are human! You must know that! Seriously. You are a weight loss machine and have done so flipping well. But you also inspire me because even after you have had some not so good days, you keep coming back. That says so much about you, Amber!

I'm having a not so good UD today. PMS and M&Ms. Need I say more? And it wasn't the little single serve bag either. Today I was the M&M terminator. Hopefully I can pull myself together. I think I can because I've seen you do it!
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Old 05-08-2012, 08:05 AM   #218
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SHHH, I did the same thing. Went off plan for about 3-4 days. I didn't eat a lot of junk, but took a couple day break from low carb. Yesterday I wanted to wait one more day.... but I just did it. You can do it!!!! This next jaunt we will both get out of the 200's!!!

We can do it!!!!
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Old 05-08-2012, 08:23 PM   #219
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Old 05-09-2012, 11:47 AM   #220
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Okay, there is no better time to update my journal than now. I'm already crying alone in my home office. Might as well pour out some of this emotional craziness.

So, I've shared on this site but not this journal (at least I don't think so), that I lost my job. It wasn't my perfect job but it was amazing in a lot of ways. The firing or asking for my resignation was 100 percent political. It happened last month. These past few weeks have been full of stress and job hunting. I found a job and I hope it will be great but I haven't started it yet - I start Friday.

This afternoon I was calling some people I worked with at my old job to thank them and it turned on the waterworks again. I'm really, really going to miss these people. It sucks to leave a place you aren't ready to leave, no matter how great the next opportunity may seem

I'm also not sure if I posted here that we sold our house. It was all so much change so fast that I still feel so displaced.

Tonight is a going away party in my honor. I kept telling myself to get back on track with LC and JUDDD and kept failing. I told DH that after tonight's party (drinks - carby food) that I need to be 100 percent good again tomorrow. I need it. He's behind me and I promise myself, this journal, my friends here, that I'll be back tomorrow with some good stuff to report.

I'm over my sadness and pitty. I'm also ready to get skinny. Not sure what the scale says but I know I can erase the damage and get into the 20s in a few weeks if I buckle down...

Thanks for listening. I needed to vent.
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Old 05-09-2012, 11:51 AM   #221
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Katy - I you. You do not suck. Ever.

Melanie - Thank you. You are doing so great!! I cannot wait to celebrate onderland with you lady!!!!

Laura - Thank you!!! I'm glad that I can help. You inspire me with JUDDD more than any other Judder. I'm really proud of you for sticking to it and overcoming the plateau. Now you are almost at your May goal!!!

Gracie - Thank you for always supporting me. I know I'll figure it out, especially with so much wonderful support. Thanks!
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Old 05-09-2012, 11:52 AM   #222
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Aww honey, I completely understand. I had no idea about your job. I can see how you would be an emotional mess with everything going on. Take it one day at a time and tomorrow I will be here ready to cheer you on 100%!!!!!

Have fun having some yummy drinks and food tonight. Live it up!!!
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Oh boy Amber, you've had a rough couple weeks! I'm so sorry about your job but God and the universe work in wondrous ways. I have a feeling that in a few weeks you will realize why this all happened and be a happier person for it. Politics at work SUCK and sometimes people suck too. Don't let them get you down or ruin all the progress you've made. ITA with Melanie, live it up tonight and enjoy yourself! Life's too short
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Old 05-10-2012, 05:41 AM   #224
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Thanks ladies.

I had a great time last night. Had a few drinks and a few apps and really enjoyed the company. Today is my last day off and I start my new job tomorrow so I'm going to try to enjoy today as much as possible. I want to veg and veg some more.

I'll be making today an UD to transition back off carbs and back to atkins. I figure it will be less cruel. Plus with my first day of work being a DD, I'll probably be so nervous and busy I'll forget to eat in the first place and it will make the DD easy peasy.

Today's menu plan is:
B: eggs, cheese, lc tortilla
L: chicken salad salad
S: if needed, almonds
D: double bacon burger w/o a bun
S: if needed, lc icecream
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Old 05-10-2012, 07:48 AM   #225
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"Back in the saddle again," WOO HOO!!! Good luck on the job tomorrow. Great menu today, we are so going to "Get this done for summer!!"

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Old 05-10-2012, 08:22 AM   #226
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Sucks about your job, but so great that you got a new one so quickly!

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Old 05-10-2012, 12:16 PM   #227
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Good Luck with the new job! I hope it is everything you want and more!
I am sorry you had all this stress on you...You have done remarkably well in spite ot that and that in itself is a HUGE accomplishment!
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Old 05-10-2012, 12:16 PM   #228
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Good Luck with the new job! I hope it is everything you want and more!
I am sorry you had all this stress on you...You have done remarkably well in spite ot that and that in itself is a HUGE accomplishment!
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Old 05-10-2012, 04:06 PM   #229
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So sorry about the job. I can totally understand about not being ready to leave. I feel the same way about my job. It's great in a thousand ways, not so great in a million ways but if they asked for my resignation, I'd be devastated. I hope the new job turns into something marvelous for you!

And selling your house? How much can one woman take! LOL!

You are going to be just fine.
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Old 05-10-2012, 09:27 PM   #230
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WOO HOO, way to go on your first day back at low carb!!!
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Old 05-11-2012, 05:11 PM   #231
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Thanks ladies times a billion!! my first day at the new job was today. Lots to learn. Today was day two on plan and I feel so much better already. Dieting is so mental.
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Old 05-11-2012, 06:01 PM   #232
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Yes it is!!!! I agree 100%. So how are things going?
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Old 05-16-2012, 03:49 PM   #233
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Hope all is well with you Amber!
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Old 05-16-2012, 08:52 PM   #234
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Miss you. Don't let the stress get to you.
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Old 05-21-2012, 05:13 PM   #235
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Hey friend - you got this! Be kind to yourself.

I had my first off JUDDD weekend and have pulled it together and started anew today. Won't mention going out of town NEXT weekend........

Just keep pressing in. We will NOT give up! This road will not be perfect and we will have times we are tired and want to to give up; and times where we throw caution to the wind and not give a care about what we are eating. That's called life. But we will not allow ourselves to stop trying. Remember where that got us? I know I gained 55 pounds when I quit trying. Not going back to that. And neither are you!

Check in and let us know what's going on!
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Old 05-23-2012, 03:45 AM   #236
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Okay, I'm here. This journal is a place where I mark down my weight and update my weight loss journey, I've been avoiding it in part because I've been avoiding the scale and trying desperately to ignore the tightening of my waistband of my pants.

It's been hard for me to stay on plan and I know it's stress and denial. I also get complacent with myself at certain weights. So I forced myself on the scale today and saw 241. 8 pounds gained in about a month. I honestly expected more so this alone made me happy that the number is fairly easily reversible. It also made me happy in that I feel in control again. Knowledge of my number is power for me and when I start avoiding it, I start gaining.

So here goes attempt one billion and seven.
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Old 05-23-2012, 04:55 AM   #237
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I am right there with you except I think it is 1 gazillion billion and seven for me.
We can do this! It's just a windy road!
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Old 05-23-2012, 07:55 AM   #238
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Good for you for getting on the scale and taking responsibility for it! I know you'll get it off again.
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Old 05-23-2012, 07:57 AM   #239
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You can do it Amber!!!!! I just saw there is a new challenge starting for July 4th. I am going to check it out. I could use a challenge, how about you? Have a great day!!!! I'm here for you!!!
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Old 05-23-2012, 09:05 AM   #240
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Go Amber!!!!

Personally I don't think 8 pounds is bad at all either! I gained 5.4 in TWO days!!!!

And it doesn't matter the number of attempts - only that you keep attempting! You only fail when you stop trying.

Man, I'm full of cliches today! LOL!
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