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Old 01-02-2013, 07:20 AM   #1
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A Fresh Start for Sara in 2013

Well here we are, 2013. The first year I've had the pleasure of beginning at the age of 30.... This is scary, but also exhilarating. I feel like dammit, if I could ever do it before, I can sure as hell do it now! I officially feel like an 'adult' and am ready to take charge for good of my weight and health.

So here I go! Stay tuned for my "first" weigh in on Friday morning!!!
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Old 01-10-2013, 04:59 PM   #4
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New journal and I'm already slacking on posting, shame on me!! lol but I'm not slacking about staying on plan!! Doing really well so far and my elliptical should arrive tomorrow so I'm looking forward to doing this the right way with exercise to get lean and fit instead of just being lazy and letting the fat come off- I'm going to force it off!!!

Really looking forward to a good year, I think we're off to a good start
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:30 AM   #9
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hahaha, hey girls!! I love being stalked keep it coming!!!!

So, a little rant this afternoon, I am so annoyed at myself. My metabolism is so borked (from dieting and not dieting, low carbing and not low carbing, up and down, back and forth, ack!) that it is SO much harder to lose this freaking weight this time around. I have been being good and I was up a pound this morning, I know I know, daily weighing is no good for a lot of people because it makes you a crazy person (exhibit A! LOL), but it's always been an effective barometer of my daily eating for me. It just sucks to not have continued good results this early (back in) the game.
But Elliptical is finally here, now I just need BF to put it together and I can start using it, hoping that is the missing piece here because I am SOOOOO tired of looking like a busted can of biscuits in all my clothes!!! I'm 20lbs too big for them!

Plan for the rest of the week-
~Track everything like a good girl- cals under 1600/net carbs under 25-30
~Move my butt anyhow, anyway!
~Chug-a-lug 100oz of water a day
~Always make sure I have food available! I am working a home show all weekend (ughhhhh) and they never have LC friendly stuff available, so I have to be armed!

Ok, rant over, plan in place!

Now, the important things- how are all my girlies doing??
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:32 AM   #10
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DEAD @ "busted can of biscuits!" LOL!!! I know what you mean though. I am tired of muffin top action going on with my jeans.
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I totally undertand the busted can of biscuits.... I know I look the same.

I need to track my cals again too. To get me back in the right grove. And In ketosis!!! I also need to hit the gym.
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:50 AM   #12
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Ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, used a ketostick this morning and NO pink!!!!!! WTH??!?!?!

The only thing I can think of is one of those FlatOut brand 'fold-its' sandwich things that I had Monday night with peanut butter on it maybe threw me out? (assuming I was in before that?) But I've been an angel the past 2 days, you'd think I'd at least have a trace of pink back, so mad!


It has been such a crap week. I am so over my job. I've been here for 5 years as of tomorrow and I just realized I have NEVER in the whole 5 years had more than 5 days off at a clip. Even when I moved down here from NY!! I had to get my @ss right back to work. I get calls/texts all weekend, nights, everything. Plus DBF works here and we fight about it alllllll the time. (it's a small business with a Napoleon-like owner and is run very poorly) I've submitted my resume to like 100 places and gotten one call back on a sales position that was misrepresented- Sara does not do sales- But I revamped it a bit yesterday and fluffed it up a bit more and submitted it to 3 places that are like a perfect fit for me. Problem is, I'm still riding the coattails of my NY pay, which is markedly higher than what they pay in FL, so I think I may get passed over for that reason.... idk what to do! I can't really afford a pay cut, but this place is seriously killing me. Oh, and I have to work all weekend at a home show too, which is my own personal h3ll. But I need the money so I am trying to just deal with it.

sorry for the rant ladies. Stress sucks lol
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:14 AM   #13
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Girl, at my last job, I was getting called/texted constantly, so I know how that aspect feels! It was very frustrating b/c you feel like you are never "off" work. I hope things get better -- whether that means some sort of change at your current job or the possibility of a new job on the horizon!
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Old 01-18-2013, 06:47 AM   #14
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Oh Sara I am sorry you are going thru this crap at the job. I would just be persisitant. Keep applying. When I was looking for a new position, I applied at like 5 places a day!!! You have to do that with all the competition and such going on. I hope you find something.

and don't get me started on them keto sticks. I only see pink. I never see deep purple.
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:41 AM   #15
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Thanks ladies, I know a lot of us on here have just gone through the getting a new job business, so I know you all know how I feel right now! Just like the weight loss, gotta keep at it and eventually something will give!!!

My ketostix finally gave in and showed me pink this morning, I pumped my fist in the air, pee covered stick and all while still on the john! LOL, thank god I closed the door and DBF didn't get to witness that one, LOL
Pink is ok, you just want to see something! Someone told me once if you see deep purple all it means is you need to drink more water and you drink like a fish, so I bet you're deep in

Down 3.6 this week- WOOT!!!!

OK, off to h3ll- oops- I mean the home show, LOL! Have a great Friday ladies!!!
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OK Maybe that is why. I always see "small traces" never any darker. *shrugs* i guess LOL
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Well look what the cat dragged in....... ME!!

I don't know why I can't get my @#$% together and stay on plan!!!!!! I was really sick from Thurs-yesterday and eating like craaaaaaaaap. Like, bad. I know that's not an excuse because I saw all you guys get sick and stay the course! I've got to shake off this slump or whatever I am in and get with the program. And STAY there!

Confession: Finally got my elliptical put together on Saturday... haven't used it at all

I suck. I need to get re-motivated, but I just don't know how right now


Paul and I have a trip to Chicago in the works for July and I was thinking that might motivate me to have some sort of July goal or something but when I think about it I'm just like meh. What the heck is my deal???
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Well look what the cat dragged in....... ME!!

I don't know why I can't get my @#$% together and stay on plan!!!!!! I was really sick from Thurs-yesterday and eating like craaaaaaaaap. Like, bad. I know that's not an excuse because I saw all you guys get sick and stay the course! I've got to shake off this slump or whatever I am in and get with the program. And STAY there!

Confession: Finally got my elliptical put together on Saturday... haven't used it at all

I suck. I need to get re-motivated, but I just don't know how right now


Paul and I have a trip to Chicago in the works for July and I was thinking that might motivate me to have some sort of July goal or something but when I think about it I'm just like meh. What the heck is my deal???
I don't think you suck, but I can totally relate to your feelings. I have been berating myself for my ongoing failure to stay "on plan" lately. I know I can be successful b/c I've done it before, and I know I felt better, but I just seem to be treading water and/or sabotaging myself.

I'm here if you need an accountability partner.

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I don't think you suck, but I can totally relate to your feelings. I have been berating myself for my ongoing failure to stay "on plan" lately. I know I can be successful b/c I've done it before, and I know I felt better, but I just seem to be treading water and/or sabotaging myself.

I'm here if you need an accountability partner.
Thanks JG I know negative self talk isn't helpful at all and I need to knock it off, maybe reading one of Amber's self help books will motivate me lol
Actually, not even joking, I need to get one of those motivational books on my kindle and really sit down and read it tonight. I need to get myself back in the right frame of mind and be positive knowing that I can do this.
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Aw, Sara I think we can ALL relate. I'm so glad to see you here, I was about to come lookin for you

I think sometimes we hit a place where we are maybe ultimately "ok" and enjoying life a little bit and suddenly the weight loss thing doesn't seem so important.. and then we get into that mindset that it's not ok for us to be happy, because, gosh, why in the world would we/could we want to be happy if we're overweight? The horror, right? Thing is, we are all ENTITLED to that same happiness as the next person no matter what. At least, that's what i've struggled with this past year.. I spent a few months berrating myself for not feeling more urgency with the weight loss thing, why can't I be like everyone else, blah blah blah... all it serves is to reduce me to feeling like garbage and ruin the "happy" I had goin on

So, movin forward, no looking back. You'll know when you're ready and you'll do it. In the meantime, keep thinking, keep writing, and keep your head in the game here and most of all, FORGIVE YOURSELF. It's ok! Love yourself up right now and just keep moving. We're all here!
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Aw, Sara I think we can ALL relate. I'm so glad to see you here, I was about to come lookin for you

I think sometimes we hit a place where we are maybe ultimately "ok" and enjoying life a little bit and suddenly the weight loss thing doesn't seem so important.. and then we get into that mindset that it's not ok for us to be happy, because, gosh, why in the world would we/could we want to be happy if we're overweight? The horror, right? Thing is, we are all ENTITLED to that same happiness as the next person no matter what. At least, that's what i've struggled with this past year.. I spent a few months berrating myself for not feeling more urgency with the weight loss thing, why can't I be like everyone else, blah blah blah... all it serves is to reduce me to feeling like garbage and ruin the "happy" I had goin on

So, movin forward, no looking back. You'll know when you're ready and you'll do it. In the meantime, keep thinking, keep writing, and keep your head in the game here and most of all, FORGIVE YOURSELF. It's ok! Love yourself up right now and just keep moving. We're all here!
I needed this too...thanks for posting.
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Dani!!! I agree Sara. Don't beat yourself up. You can do this.
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Thank you ladies, Dani, your post made me tear up when I read it, so I didn't respond because I didn't want to full out cry at work LOL

I did OK over the weekend, not great, then like a dummy had more tortilla chips last night I swear I'm trying to sabotage myself!!!! Anyway, yummy Costco steak and asparagus for dinner tonight for us, plus going to take a little walk here at work around noon-ish when it gets warmer Yeah, I know, but my hands get cold!!! LOL, it's 57 now, I'll go when it gets up to 60, hahaha. Maybe I'll try to get a walk in after work too, I've got to get back in the habit.

ok, I'll be back, gotta chug chug chug today!!!!
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Aw, I didn't mean to make you cry! Glad to see you persevering and keeping on. I'm struggling right now, too.. just keep moving like we know what we're doing, right?

Have a beautiful day, Sara!
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haha, that's right girl, fake it till ya make it!!!!!!!!

I saw you posted something or someone said something about set points on your journal, I think I remember the 220's giving me trouble last time, now here I am again and it seems like you are to with the 230's... How do we beat this thing??
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Did 12 minutes on my elliptical yesterday!!! Woohoo! lol, ok, I know it's not much, but it's a start! At least I used it!

Mini vacation in the Keys with Paul next weekend, so I'll have to weigh in Thursday morning instead of Friday, but I plan on staying FIRMLY on plan -no frills, no weird stuff- until then and am hoping for a great number to send me off! Once we're down there I can't make any promises though... I Looooooooooooooooove conch fritters! hehe

So I was back down to 219 this morning (was friggin 222 yesterday, damn weekend!) and I really really really want to STAY OUT of the 220s and never see them again! Those set points are h3ll.
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2-effing-19 again. Gonna switch things up a bit I think. Stay tuned
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