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No longer obese!!!

I really didn't expect to be down a lot this week. Especially after how rough it's been on me I've made things for myself lately. However, having a stomach bug that causes absolutely everything you eat for 24 hours immediately come back out kind of makes weight loss a little quicker. I wouldn't wish that on anyone! It was not fun at all. At first I was thinking it was my diet, but turns out I was dealing with a virus. I am so glad to be feeling more normal! I am still really…

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Added by Emily Lieser on June 3, 2011 at 11:15pm — 4 Comments

Rough around the edges

That's kind of how I feel right now. The last couple of weeks have been full of excessive exhaustion, over-eating, not enough exercise, and general feeling like crap. I have many days of restarts and fails giving up. I have to admit that every morning I wake up "focused" and ready to face the day, and by the end of the day that Dairy Queen blizzard is calling me name. I have been craving them, so I have been indulging (almost daily). I have pretty much maintained my weight during…

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Added by Emily Lieser on May 31, 2011 at 11:19pm — 2 Comments

Fitbloggin Love

There are so many things that I want to tell you about Fitbloggin. I could go moment by moment and tell you how awesome it was to meet Emily and Emily at the Detroit airport on our way to Baltimore. It was Emily Trifecta! I could tell you about how moving it was to witness Tara meeting…

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Added by Emily Lieser on May 25, 2011 at 10:31pm — 2 Comments

"Those" shorts

So in preperation for Fitbloggin, I decided to go through my summer clothes. I was pregnant last summer, so these clothes have been boxed for almost 2 years now. I found a small box upstairs in my closet and I started trying on shorts from 2 summers ago. I have been putting off trying this stuff on because I did not want to be disappointed if it didn't fit yet. Which is crazy since I actually weigh less at this point than I did 2 years ago at this point. So I checked and the labels on the…

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Added by Emily Lieser on May 17, 2011 at 11:36am — 3 Comments

Getting nervous...

Fitbloggin is on Thursday! I am really, really excited, and feeling quite nervous as well. I am nervous about a few things right now:

  1. I have never been away from my little man (who is 9 months old tomorrow!) and I am still nursing. I am nervous that he will decide he doesn't want to nurse when I get back after 3 days. This also means having to pump while away at Fitbloggin, which is not necessarily appealing, but I will do it. I have also…
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Added by Emily Lieser on May 16, 2011 at 9:27pm — 2 Comments

Tattoos and losing control

I have been struggling this week. Well, I've now been struggling for a full week. It seems as though one day I am fine and then the next day it all goes to hell! After Mother's Day I was back on track on Monday. Then Tuesday I took my little sister (guess I should say younger, since she's totally taller than me!) to get her first tattoo. I had planned on working out beforehand, but due to unforeseen circumstances I never made it home to do that. We had MOPS that morning, then dropped…

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Added by Emily Lieser on May 13, 2011 at 10:53pm — 2 Comments

Mother's Day 5k Race recap

I have to start off by saying that drinking coffee at 3 in the afternoon the day before a 7:30 am 5k when you are not used to drinking coffee is a really bad idea!

The plan was to go to bed early since we had to get up by 5:45 so I could pump, eat breakfast, and be out the door by 6:30. The hubby did, and went to bed at about 9:15. I watched another episode of Grey's Anatomy on Netflix and played around on my computer. I went to bed at 10:00. This is still…

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Added by Emily Lieser on May 8, 2011 at 11:04pm — 2 Comments

Controlled binge

I missed posting last night due to an outdoor evening run and having to go to bed early in order to get up for Neika's first grade "concert" this morning. I really had wanted to talk about how the run went! Normally I prefer to run alone. I feel as though I am too slow to run with anyone, plus I tend to run in the "zone". I don't like to feel like I need to carry on a conversation, especially since I seem to have an inability to talk while a run anyway! So knowing this, I was a little…

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Added by Emily Lieser on May 5, 2011 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

Exhausted

Last night after I posted I went straight to bed. It was about 11:30 pm when I finally settled in and fell asleep. I was woken up at 12:30 am by the 2 year old's little voice saying "I have to go potty". Thankfully the hubby was still up and he took her to the bathroom. I rolled over and went back to sleep only to be woken at 2:30 by Sean. I picked him up and he just puts his arms around me neck and snuggled with me. So I rocked him for awhile until he was calm. Put him back to bed, even…

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Added by Emily Lieser on May 3, 2011 at 11:28pm — 1 Comment

Should be sleeping

I really should be sleeping right about now, but I realized that I had every intention in doing at least a small blog post today and managed to completely forget to do it! It shouldn't be too long of an update, but I at least wanted to post something!

Today I managed to make it to Costco with my mom. I am loving all the great produce we can get there for much cheaper! So I stocked up on apples, clementines, bananas, strawberries, asparagus, spinach, chobani, and my favorite cereal,…

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Added by Emily Lieser on May 3, 2011 at 12:02am — 1 Comment

Kick My Ass Summer Challenge

Today begins my month of craziness! It is the beginning of the 14 week Kick My Ass Summer Challenge. I weighed in this morning, and even though the numbers are not needed for the challenge itself yet, I have always tried to open with my weight. I was happy to see 169.0 on the scale this morning. So now I will have 2 weigh ins during the week. My "official" weigh in for my blog will still be on…

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Added by Emily Lieser on May 1, 2011 at 11:54pm — 2 Comments

Progress Pics!

So I said I would post some progress pictures this weekend. The first one was taken about 2 weeks after Sean was born in August of 2010. I was about 220 pounds. The second was taken on Oct 10, 2010 at around 197 (I think!). The third was taken this morning April 30, 2011 at 169.8 pounds! And I am just fitting into my size 10 jeans again!!!

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Added by Emily Lieser on April 30, 2011 at 3:04pm — 5 Comments

Lost the baby weight!

It is Thursday morning and my official weigh in day. I call it my official weigh in day because I do weigh myself daily. This is something that works for me. I know it does not work for everyone, but weighing myself daily helps to keep me motivated. Sure, on the days that there is an upward fluctuation it can be a little frustrating but I know that the fluctuations are normal. And on this journey I am actually learning that when it does fluctuate up at the beginning of the week, by the time…

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Added by Emily Lieser on April 28, 2011 at 12:42pm — 2 Comments

Cupcakes and a 3.5 mile run

I know I have been MIA on my own blog this past week. I have been around though, reading everyone else's blogs and I have been following people on Twitter. It's been a long week. Tough, but not anything that I was unable to handle. Sometimes in my weight loss journey I find that certain numbers are difficult to get past. 175 happens to be one of those numbers. So when I saw that 175.8 was on the scale 3 days in a row I assumed I was hitting a plateau. So did I power through it as hard as I…

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Added by Emily Lieser on April 22, 2011 at 11:54pm — 2 Comments

43 days and down 17 lbs!

I am now 43 days into my original #7daychip which was for daily tracking my food and no junk food. I am excited to say that it is going really well. It seems to get easier as time goes on. Of course there are days that I go completely nuts (typically when I need to go grocery shopping!) and all I want is crappy food. However, these days are mainly only once a week, maybe less. And so far I have managed to stick to my guns. Usually the…

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Added by Emily Lieser on April 14, 2011 at 12:04pm — 2 Comments

Sticks and stones...

...may break my bones.

But words will never hurt me.

Oh how I wish this were true! I remember saying this as a child, completely believing that words couldn't really hurt me. I didn't realize how very wrong this little children's saying was. Words have power. Words have more power than most people will ever realize. The words that we say can inspire and encourage, or they can tear down and destroy. Many times words are spoken without realizing the profound and lasthing affect…

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Added by Emily Lieser on April 10, 2011 at 6:20pm — 1 Comment

Many temptations

The first and third Tuesday of every month we partake in a food pick-up. This is something we do because, honestly, money is really tight and it helps us out. It's $25 a month and we get most of our meat and a lot of canned goods at these pick ups. I have found over the last 6 months or so that I am getting pickier and pickier with what stuff I take from there, trying to leave the unhealthy stuff behind for someone else. This is usually quite easy to do. However, yesterday there was a run on…

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Added by Emily Lieser on April 6, 2011 at 10:49pm — 1 Comment

A day for giving up

Today was just one of those days. I woke up tired this morning and I didn't feel all that great. Yesterday was the first real challenge for me foodwise. We went to my aunt's house. This doesn't seem like too big of a deal, but when we all get together there is always food. And it's not healthy food. It's not neccessarily junk food, but it's not all that great for you. Hamburgers, hot dogs, brats, strawberries, carrots, fruit salad (made with marshmallows and whip cream), chocolate covered…

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Added by Emily Lieser on April 3, 2011 at 10:11pm — 2 Comments

30 Days!!

This evening marks the achievement of my #30daychip! I am very proud of myself for sticking to tracking and eating no junk food for 30 days! I have actually learned a lot over the past 30 days...

  • I'm really not hungry as often as I thought I was! While writing everything down it becomes eye opening to just how much I had been eating. One of the things I have been focusing on for my #100daychipquest is eating only when I am hungry. This extra step has…
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Added by Emily Lieser on April 1, 2011 at 10:25pm — 2 Comments

Old habits die hard

The good news?

They CAN die!

I am an ex-smoker. I started smoking at 18 (I know, kind of weird to start then, but whatever) and I have smoked off and on now for 10 years. Yikes. I guess I hadn't realized it had been that long! Anyway, the only time I ever really smoke freely was when I lived in Pennsylvania ( away from my parents) or on my own. My parents really disapproved, especially my mom since my birth dad died of cancer. So if I lived at home and once I got married, I was…

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Added by Emily Lieser on March 30, 2011 at 10:20pm — No Comments

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