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DesertGurl 09-26-2012 10:27 AM

♥ Living The Low Carb Life......the Journey Continues!... ♥
Time for Part 2 of the journey! I hope everyone will come in and get comfy and have some fun with me!

I can't believe that I have stuck around long enough to actually *need* a second journal. While I have struggled getting the weight off, the fact that I have kept my committment to this journal inspires me in numerous ways. I've gained so much confidence by honoring myself despite the struggles and bumps along this journey. I WILL KEEP GOING!

Let the journey continue....:jumpjoy:


janetsbreeze 09-26-2012 10:36 AM

yay for a new journal!

DesertGurl 09-26-2012 10:39 AM


Originally Posted by ChristineCQ (Post 15971170)
Glad you got tickets!!! Enjoy!


Originally Posted by janetsbreeze (Post 15971323)
Wow, I always wanted to see Pink! Have fun!


Originally Posted by ceecee08 (Post 15971531)
Morning Dani!!! :hiya:

I LOVE PINK!!!!!!!


Originally Posted by heidi21062 (Post 15971826)
I :love: PINK! I saw her last week on the Ellen DeGeneres show! Not only is she an awesome singer, she is a riot! :laugh: And I love that she is the new face of CoverGirl!

Get your tush back over to the thread as soon as you slow down! We'll be there! :D

Thanks girls! I abosolutely love her. The girl can sing. I love strong, powerful female singers. :up:

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No weigh in today.

I'm not feeling so good. I have a little cold. I've been a grump and very tired. Feeling very icky and all I wanna do is sleep. No rest for the weary however!

...ok, done whining! :p

Despite feeling sick, I'm doing a-okay. Food has been good. AF is almost gone and praying so is the bloat!

DS came home last night for a very short visit! He and his friend were on their way in to go see a concert so he stopped home first. Awwww, I miss that little guy!! :love:

Anywho, not alot going on...more studying, more kiddos..

OH! Booked our trip for Vegas. Now I REALLY REALLY gotta get back on track and get some progress going!!!!!! Woooo Hoooo! I can't wait!!! :jumpjoy: :sing:

ceecee08 09-26-2012 01:37 PM

I am here!!!! Present and accounted for. LOL

Maximoon 09-27-2012 08:58 AM

Hi Danielle,

Yipee for a new journal!!! :) I'm definitely along for the ride.

Hopefully you feel better soon. It helps to get AF out of the building.

How nice that you got to see DS for a visit!!!

Yay for Vegas trip too!!! I forgot, when are you going again?

Have a great day friend.

Hugs, Jenna :hugs:

DesertGurl 09-27-2012 09:48 AM

Happy Friday Eve! :)

Jenna~We're going in Dec. for a few days.. going to be a short trip, but oh so worth it!!! Can't think of a better way to end this crazy semester of school that I'm in right now!

It's been a long week. I feel like garbage today. :sick: Trying to keep my head above water with all my classes has been hard. I feel like my head is about to pop off I'm so congested :lol:

Food was hit or miss yesterday cause I can't taste much. I did have a little bit of rice last night for dinner because I felt so hungry. I paid for it dearly with massive bloat in my tummy. I looked like I was 20 months preggers :rofl:

Staying off the scale until I can get it together completely and I'm feeling good again. I've been taking nyquil so i can actually sleep, too.

Welp, time to dash again... piles of things to get done. I can't wait for a day where I can sit here and play all day like I used to!

Have a great day everyone!!! :)

janetsbreeze 09-27-2012 10:53 AM

Have a great day!

DesertGurl 09-28-2012 02:07 PM

Late check-in.

Still sick. Eating like crap. :rolleyes:

Haven't weighed in oh, I dunno how long...

Feeling somewhat better today, i can at least breathe. :p

Planning menus for next week to stay on track and get back to losing..(or *relosing* which is more likely..for awhile at least :rolleyes:)

Dreading the scale :faint:

Tickets are on their way for all shows..time to buckle down and get moving. I really want to feel good when we go. :) Less than 3 months!!

Supposed to be getting next semester school schedule together...really going to think hard about this..I hate not having alot of time to be active here. It has really affected my progress and ability to stay on track. I can see it clearly, and I don't like that! Will have to find a balance of classes, some not so book-heavy with so much reading!..so that I can do my time here. It definitely helps me and keeps me motivated.

Can definitely feel a difference inside and out when not eating on plan. Maaaaaan, can I! Anxious to get back to it. I want this!

ChristineCQ 09-28-2012 05:34 PM

Hope you're feeling better! :hugs:

DesertGurl 09-29-2012 09:37 AM

Thanks Christine, I am feeling better!

Went to see Looper last night. Good movie. Was hoping to see Pitch Perfect but it's only playing small # of theaters early..sooooo next week will be that one. Can't wait, looks hysterical.

Getting back to good eating today. I think my poor body is relieved finally. :p

Weather is cooling off some, still not enough to make the a/c not turn on every 5 seconds. :rolleyes: Anxious for some much cooler weather!

81 days til Vegas! :sing:

janetsbreeze 09-29-2012 10:32 AM

Glad you are feeling better!

Maximoon 09-30-2012 10:20 AM

Hi Danielle,

The countdown to Vegas is on!!! Glad to hear that you are feeling better too.

I know what you are saying about how it helps to be active on the boards here. On the days that I report what I am eating, it makes me so much more accountable and on track. When I am not on the site, I tend to eat much more crap.

Have a great Sunday!!

Hugs, Jenna :hugs:

DesertGurl 09-30-2012 11:19 AM

Thanks Janet! :)

Yes, Jenna, the countdown is on! Feels like we've been planning this forever...hard to believe it's less than 3 months away! Eeeeek!!
I'm really really gonna try and figure out a way to spend quality time on the boards to keep my head in the game. I've worked really hard for months to get what little off I have...not about to undo everything and give up. :up:

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Scale: 238.5 :faint:

Yup, I did it. I went and gained. :eek:

Keeping my head in the game and going to work really hard to keep myself firmly planted and active here. *I* am a priority!

Measurements are up 1/4 of an inch total.. :rolleyes:

Buckling down!

Walking is going to be doable again, the weather is cooler at night thank goodness!!

ellgee 09-30-2012 01:13 PM

High five on the new journal!!!!

Glad you are feeling better. You can kick that gain in the rear! Gooooo Vegas! :)

FLGIRLJEN 09-30-2012 06:07 PM

Glad to see you're determined to keep going and not giving up! Great attitude! I'm with you all the way!

AsmallerME 09-30-2012 06:40 PM


Originally Posted by ellgee (Post 15981540)
High five on the new journal!!!!

Glad you are feeling better. You can kick that gain in the rear! Gooooo Vegas! :)


ChristineCQ 10-01-2012 03:34 AM

Vegas countdown! WOOHOO!!!! :up:

DesertGurl 10-01-2012 09:45 AM

That's the plan ladies! Not sure how much I can get off by then..seeing as my body seems to have a mind of its own regardless of what I'm doing. :rolleyes: but anything is better than being heavier!

Jen, thanks for stopping by. I've discovered that just looking forward and living with no regrets is the only way i can keep going. I CAN do this!


Scale: 238.5 :annoyed:


Lookin forward!

Planning out walking schedule for the week. It's going to be tough, as I'm usually working on homework well into the evening time... I just hate how little time I feel like I have during the day! But, I know the only way to achieve this goal is to just do it. I AM going to get my butt out there and do some walking. I find that I stay on track a helluva lot easier when we're walking. DH is ready to rock n roll with me, and we have so much fun when we're out. It's a nice way to spend the end of the day together catching up with eachother's days.

Goal for October is still 229.

janetsbreeze 10-01-2012 09:54 AM

You can do this Dani :love:

Blonde with a Rose 10-01-2012 10:45 AM

Hey girlfriend! BIG BIG HUGS to you, darlin'!:hugs:

Love the new journal, and wow it goes fast! I'm glad you're feeling better. All of this stress with school and life and getting sick...you are a trooper! Keep moving forward honey, don't worry about yesterday...you've got this! I can relate to most everything you've said. The flippin' scale makes me want to hurl it out the window! I've had a set back or two but we just gotta move forward and never give up, never surrender. :heart:

Maximoon 10-01-2012 06:01 PM

Hi Danielle,

Onward and upward (er, forward, whatever) is the way to look at it! :)

I do hope the weather cools off significantly soon. I'm so tired of the heat. It is a great way to unwind from a busy day by walking with DH, isn't it? I try to get mine to walk with me after I take DS to school in the morning, but he complains it's too hot by the time I get back from the school. :annoyed: Maybe we'll have to do "family walks" in the evening.

Have a great night and super start to your week!

Hugs, Jenna :hugs:

FLGIRLJEN 10-02-2012 07:25 PM

229 here you come!!!! :)

DesertGurl 10-04-2012 11:36 AM

Thanks girls! :love:

I'm still flailing around despite my best intentions. :o I do fine in the morning, then I either end up choosing crappy food or I don't eat at all. I know that this isn't the way to go, my body hates when I eat badly, and also when I starve it. Both ways end up with gains on the scale for sure! :o

I haven't weighed anymore...I am positive that the scale is up even more. I feel it. Blech! :annoyed:

I'm going to have to set alarms or something to remind myself throughout the day to stop and eat. I get so immersed in homework and reading because of my limited time during the day of being completely alone, that I end up skipping lunch or snacks..by late afternoon/early evening I am absolutely starved when I've stopped long enough to come up for air. Vicisous cycle that needs to be broken!!

I feel awful. Low energy, headaches, and tired allllllll the time. Ironically, if I pull my head out of my tush, I'd get through more studying faster if I ate better. See how that works?? :lol: :stars:

Was a very happy girl though! Got our Pink tickets in the mail yesterday. It's a beautiful thing!! :jumpjoy: Also got our tickets for the Vegas concerts too... :yahoo: December cannot come soon enough!

I am going to make a very concious effort today to make sure to get in all my food when it's time, and drink my 120oz of water. Even the water has suffered it's crazy!! Registration for the next semester is next week, and i am purposely taking easier classes to allow for my time here. One of my biggest priorities of being home was supposed to be about me working on my health and weight. It's time! I deserve it!

Maximoon 10-04-2012 07:44 PM

Hi Danielle,

Hope you are feeling better soon, friend. :console: Things will be back on track, I just know it.

You DO DESERVE taking time to work on your health and happiness. I know life is so crazy, and especially we women tend to put ourselves last, but we do deserve the best. :high5::high5:

Happy for you that you got your tickets and the Vegas stuff set up! It's great to have fun things to look forward to...

Have a great night. Talk to ya later!

Hugs, Jenna :hugs:

DesertGurl 10-05-2012 09:27 AM

Thanks Jenna! :hugs:

I'm still flailing around like the village idiot. :o No idea WTH my problem is. At all. Making stupid choices with food and feeling like crap after. What a pay off, eh? :rolleyes:

Time to pull my head out and get on the right track.

Systematically undoing all the work I've done, and that is pissing me off. :down: I deserve better than I'm giving myself. Ironically, all of this isn't because I'm not necessarily putting myself first. Yes, I am pretty much the primary in dealing with the kiddos, but I have spent an enormous amount of time on studying....that's putting me first....I just haven't completed that process by carrying it over into my weight loss. It's time!!! There is such a fine line there and I need to find a way to stay on.

On a fun note:

Pitch Perfect tonight!!

...and totally last minute, decided to go with DD to see Adam Lambert in a coupla weeks. Should be fun!!

Blonde with a Rose 10-05-2012 12:25 PM

Keep pushin' foward, you will get a handle on this. I'm really glad you're scheduling some "funtime" for yourself. All work and no play...blah blah. If thinking about losing ground helps you get it together, that's great...but if not, don't beat yourself up!

ChristineCQ 10-05-2012 04:34 PM

Hang in there, my friend!!! One day at a time. One moment, if necessary! :hugs:

AsmallerME 10-06-2012 05:15 AM

:hugs: You can do it. You've helped pull me on the wagon at least a billion times, so here's my hand. Grab on! The wagon is comfy, makes our head clear, gives us gifts of wl, and makes us healthier. Let's do it.

DesertGurl 10-06-2012 10:21 AM


Originally Posted by Blonde with a Rose (Post 15994402)
Keep pushin' foward, you will get a handle on this. I'm really glad you're scheduling some "funtime" for yourself. All work and no play...blah blah. If thinking about losing ground helps you get it together, that's great...but if not, don't beat yourself up!

I HAVE to do fun time, it's the only way that keeps me sane! :stars: Trying to own the mistakes I'm making is kinda important otherwise I can close my eyes and pretend that nothing is wrong. Then, one day I wake up and I'll be heavier than I was when I started in May. That is the LAST thing I want!! Trying to pick and choose my words very carefully when I talk to myself, and trying not to beat myself up, but rather just trying to own the slip ups and figure out what's causing them. I still don't know!


Originally Posted by ChristineCQ (Post 15994967)
Hang in there, my friend!!! One day at a time. One moment, if necessary! :hugs:

Oh, it's a minute by minute process at the moment! :lol:


Originally Posted by AsmallerME (Post 15995620)
:hugs: You can do it. You've helped pull me on the wagon at least a billion times, so here's my hand. Grab on! The wagon is comfy, makes our head clear, gives us gifts of wl, and makes us healthier. Let's do it.

Knowing how good eating clean makes me feel, you'd think I'd be all over that...but alas, no. I continue to make not-so-smart choices...praying that this week I finally can commit the way I need to in order to see the progress I want!

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Saw Pitch Perfect. So much fun!!!

Have lots to get through today..the weeks are flying by and Xmas is getting here quicker than I ever imagined. I'm being good and actually shopping for the kids already..only because my 2 oldest are hard to shop for and things always have to be ordered :rolleyes:

I'm not entirely sure what's derailed my progress. Trying to figure this out because it's driving me nuts. I guess worst case, all I can chalk it up to is stress. I am really wanting to get going on making good choices again, all it starts with is one meal, right?

No scale this weekend. Monday will be D-Day where I get my ****** together and do the right thing. Again.

Maximoon 10-06-2012 10:39 AM

Hi Danielle,

Glad you liked the movie! I think I'm gonna have to go see it. :)

I think that it's true that as easy as it is to fall off the wagon, it is easy enough, like you said to start with one meal, to get back on. It's the maintaining part that's the hardest. But I just KNOW you can do it! :high5:

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Hugs, Jenna :hugs:

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