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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

1 Year 100 Pounds: Month 1 Weigh In


So, have you ever seen that Hallmark commercial where the mother gets one card for her daughter if she WINS the tournament and one card if she LOSES the tournament? Turns out, it’s the same card and mom is proud no matter what the outcome.  I truly feel that I will have support from Amber and the rest of my family no matter what happens at my weigh-in this morning. I am proud of the way I conducted myself over the last 31 days and feel that my true measurement ISN’T on those scales, but in my health and my life. 

That being said, let’s hit the scales.

OK! 13.5 pounds down for MONTH 1!

I am very pleased with this number. Although our “agreement” is 8 pounds per month, I felt as a drastic change “deserved” a drastic number. But the truth is, while grain free sounds drastic, it’s actually been quite easy.  The biggest change is in my appetite.  I am not craving any specific food and I’ve lost my ravenous hunger.  I’m easily satisfied with a deviled egg or two for breakfast and a great bowl of butternut squash for lunch.  Last night, we went out for dinner and I had nice salad, spinach and grilled salmon.  Voila.

I also believe that my mindset has changed this time around.  Weighing ONLY once a month will keep me from playing mind games with the scales.  I do have a lot to lose and reacting to little changes on the scales has not served me well.  AND the number on the scales is really just a symptom of what’s going on inside of me.  I know what to do and what to eat.  And when I faithfully follow the plan, everything else will fall into place.

I am so thankful that Amber did not give up on me and gently prodded and proposed as I decided what to do with my life.  I did come very close to bariatric surgery last year and simply could not/would not take the last step.  I’m also thankful for the support you, as her followers have showed to me.  I’m anxious to share this journey of One Year and One Hundred Pounds with you.

One month down, eleven to go!

32 comments:

  1. Bless you and what a great accomplishment...on and off the scale. We'll look forward in hearing from you, and learning from you too. I agree, grain (especially wheat) free helps me curb those unrelenting cravings, and it's so simple...at least for me. You have a great coach there with Amber, and I hope you'll let us be there for you too. Best wishes

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  2. Great job!! That is awesome result! I agree, though, the appetite and mindset change really are the big wins here. Those two things are what's going to help you be successful this time around. Way to go, girl!!

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  3. Wow such good results for the first month. Keep up the great job and you reach your goal in no time. :-)

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  4. Wow! I was so excited when i saw that you posted..Couldnt wait to see your results! Thanks for the encouragement and for sharing your story!Soon we will both be as fit as Amber!

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  5. Thank you for posting. You are such an encouragement to us all who struggle to assume this new life style. I will be anxious to hear about your journey.

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  6. This is wonderful, 100 pds in a year would be great!

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  7. I LOVE your attitude. Congratulations on all of your successes!

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  8. You are amazing! Great job and you are inspiring!!

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  9. CONGRATS CONGRATS CONGRATS!!!
    It's all in the attitude and you seem to have a good one so keep it with you as you move forward!!!
    Peace,
    Esther

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  10. I am so proud of her! 1 month down, 11 to go! w00t! I've asked her to share more Meatza recipe too. It's pizza with a meat crust.

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    1. I saw a recipe for meat crust and plan to try it. I'm wondering how it tastes and holds up. I'm interested to hear about it.

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  11. Congratulations on making a life change for the better! Be proud of yourself!

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  12. Congratulations! That's fantastic. I'm so glad you did your weigh-in post yourself. Thank you for sharing your journey with us. I think it's smart of you to only weigh once a month if weighing yourself more messes with your head and emotions. Looking forward to next month's weigh-in.

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  13. Wow! Congrats, Sister M! You are doing AMAZING!
    Carey

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  14. Way to go, Sister M!! We are all cheering you on. Now, I just need to get my Sister K back on the program.

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  15. Daughter "M" - I am crazy proud of you Mish! You are so inspiring. Daughter J and i met today to make our our weeks food/meal plan. When our WW facilitator asks how many in the class made meal plans for a week...I about choked! I was just getting planning for an entire under my belt. BUT...i have to say getting a week's plan together for meals, was simple and takes the stress out of "OMG how can i handle another week to stay on target and face the scales with a loss!" As for grains...I have cut way back on grain but my program does not eliminate it so for now, cutting back is helping, i think with my getting my eating groove back where it needs to be. Mom

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  16. Mom! How cool, we have Mom here, too? Hi Mom. I'm happy to see you here. You have wonderful daughters. :). I hope you continue to poke your head in. Congrats on your weight loss journey as well, and sister J! Amber must be bursting with pride over her family.

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    1. My whole family is on a diet - all of them! We have been for the last ten years :) Even the ones Mom didn't mention. They don't all like to be outed for their dieting though. Thanks for your sweet comment!

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  17. I'm excited for you Sister M!!! My sister has also started the BFC about 3 weeks ago and is loving it so far.
    A whole family of successful "losers"! That's what you are going to be!!!

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  18. Thanks for sharing! I hope you keep blogging because although I love Amber's blog- I still have lots of weight to lose and like reading about someone else and their struggles and success getting there.

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  19. I just tried the bfc diet today and is following the 2 menu provided on the book. Do i have to follow exactly everything thats written there? I dont like berries that much. Also, i dont like cheese. Do i strictly have to eat 5x a day? Would the effect be different if i omit the cheese and blackberries?

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    1. Jorge does like you to stick with the same menu. But you dont have to eat everything on it, or all the snacks. Just skip the berries and cheese, replace them with something similar and low in sugar if you need to. Have celery instead of the berries (for the fiber) and maybe salami for the cheese (for the protein).

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  20. That's wonderful. I also have about 100 pounds to lose, so it will be very encouraging to follow you on your journey too.

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  21. So great to know I'm not alone in this journey. 100 pounds or 10 pounds - It takes a plan, dedication and support. Thanks to all.

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  22. WooHoooooo Sister M.! So proud of the dedication you've shown to change your health. You GO girl!!

    Your fan,
    Kim

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  23. Congratulations!
    To see a change, you have to make a change and you're off to a great one. Looking forward to reading more from you. You go girl!

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  24. Great post, and I am so happy for your weight loss. Can't wait to follow along with you on your journey! Sending you big hugs!

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  25. YAY!!!! Congratulations!!!! I'm so excited to follow you on this new way of life and eating. I really like your approach and wish I were strong enough to stay away from those scales except for once a month. GOOD FOR YOU! :)

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  26. congrats!!! looking forward to your after pic!!

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  27. Would you consider posting some typical daily meals? It really helped a lot when Amber did that. It's always helpful to see exactly what others are doing! Congrats and thanks a lot for sharing your life with us!

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