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Monday, April 2, 2012

1 Year 100 Pounds: Month 3 Weigh In

Lions and tigers and bears!

Along this road I'm traveling, there are many hazards that I've had to bypass. March was an out-and-out breakdown! I have tried to keep my posts positive and stay excuse free, but Amber said I should share the negatives as well.

I spent one week one on crutches due to an old hip injury, the next week in a wheelchair from achilles tendonitis, the next partial week out of town for training and this last week flat on my back due to my blood pressure topping out at 198/116. My body is working against me! It was all I could do to not throw up my hands and give up on EVERYTHING!

But I didn't.

I kept plugging along and plugging along, knowing that no matter what was causing all this havoc, me minus pounds = less pain, less issues.

So - how'd I do?  I am down 9.2 pounds for that wretched month! Holy cow! That's 29.2 pounds since January 1st! With all that crap I went thru in March...how did I do it?

I had "that one thing" that Curly talks about in City Slickers. I stayed focused. I stayed in control of what I could control, even when it was hard. I didn't take one step into the kitchen for about 10 days so I could only eat what was brought to me, and I am the ONLY cook in the family. I had to get creative if I didn't want to survive on bunless McDoubles and side salads. I stayed positive. I asked for help from my husband and kids. I got through it.

I actually got a little whistle from a friend at work while I was walking into the office. She said, "there is definitely less of you!" I ask how she was doing on her diet and she told me she had a lot going on in her life and couldn't focus on her diet right now. I smiled and said, "Come see me later- I've got something to say about that."

The lesson here is NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS DURING YOUR JOURNEY, THERE ARE STILL THINGS YOU CAN CONTROL. You can still have diet success when everything around you crumbles.

It's my birthday tomorrow and I am looking forward to a more healthy April. I know that I can overcome anything and keep skipping down my yellow brick road towards the Emerald City! What potential excuse can you turn into a victory?

Sister M

37 comments:

  1. So proud of you Misha and you are right on track with your 100 lbs for the year!!! Yea!!! Happy birthday and your photo is beautiful!

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  2. I think you are amazing for plugging along, such an inspiration. Life tends to get in your way no matter what you are doing, so keeping positive about the things you can control is great! Congrats on the 29.2lbs! That's amazing! Keep going strong, love your smile.

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  3. Happy Birthday to you!! What a great gift you have given yourself this year...the gift of health! I have had achilles tendonitis in both feet for over 2 years so I feel your pain. It is excruciating at times and it has brought me to tears on more than one occasion.I will tell you one thing though, since I have lost about 43# the past year, the pain is much much less and I dont hobble around like I used to when I was heavier. All those aches and pains will get better. Congrats on your March weight loss and your 29+ total!! Awesome!!!!
    Keep on keepin on!!!
    Sherri

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  4. Great job girl and happy Birthday to you. I lost 90lbs and I was going thru a lot of stuff during my loss too. You can do it!! :-)

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  5. Congratulations and Happy Birthday!!!

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  6. Great job on not giving up Sister M. Hope you have a happy birthday and a that this month is easier on you. But now you know, you can do it no matter what.

    Kim

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  7. Way to go!! So proud of you ~ Happy Birthday!!

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  8. This is so inspiring. You did a great job sticking to the program. You should feel proud. Thanks so much for your honest, candid post. Hugs to you!

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  9. I agree - that was inspiring! We all have ups and downs and my little foot injury I am having a pity party over sounds like nothing next to your March! Happy Birthday and have a great month!

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  10. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Sorry your March sucked so much, but I'm so impressed with your weight loss! You could've wallowed in self pity, but you realized you were helping yourself by eating healthy......IMPRESSIVE! On a positive note, it's April :) Keep on going, girl! You're doing great!
    Carey

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  11. You are inspiring me girl!!! Wow! Im so happy for you! Happy Birthday too!! I read your story and kept thinking that something was trying to stop you from reaching your goal.. Im so glad you didn't let it. You are awesome!!! I have just started over again today with a whole new outlook. Thank you!!!!!

    Sally

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    1. I was thinking the same thing! her body is rebelling against her but she triumphed!

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  12. Wow! thanks for sharing...I feel inspired. Happy Birthday from one of your many cyber buddies

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  13. Woohoo Sister M....so proud for you with your weight loss. I look forward to reading your posts! And Happy birthday! :)

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  14. Sounds like you got through a very tough month in a great way! It would have been easy to cave, but instead you pushed through it - way to go!

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  15. Beautifully said..... and Happy Birthday!! I agree... there are many stumbling blocks and hurdles that we must jump over and avoid to make this work but it all pays off in the end. It appears as if you are figuring out what works for you. Looks like you have the Emerald City in sight and you ARE going to get there. Pretty photo also. Keep up the good work. We're all here cheering you on!!!!

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  16. Thank you so much for supporting my sister! I really appreciate it and I know she does too!! As hard has her month sounds here, it was way, way worse! I am so proud of her for sticking to it, I don't know if I could have done the same.

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  17. Happy Birthday, sister M! Your writing is inspirational, I always look forward to reading your blogs. I'm cheering you on too.

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  18. Happy Birthday sister M:) You are doing so great! I am so happy for you. Working your way through all of the obstacles makes the journey and success even more sweet. Keep up the good work and you will say bye bye to those 100 lbs forever!!!

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  19. Happy birthday and great job! woo hoo for you!

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  20. Happy Birthday Misha! Congratulations on your weight loss this month and 29 pounds so far!!! Hope you are feeling better - you've been thru a lot lately.

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  21. Happy Birthday and congrats to you and your weight loss even though times were tough you stuck to plan. GREAT JOB!

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  22. You have deomonstrated something amazing! I am working on a similar weight loss goal, but you have already achieved more than I can ever hope to. If you ever get bored with your workouts, please check out some of mine at The Mark Lorie Fitness Channel or see the updated workout videos at my blog. I need successful people like you to keep me motivated!

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  23. You are doing an awesom job and are an inspiration.

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  24. Thank you, everyone, for your kind and encouraging words! They mean so much to me. I read them over and over again to empower me. So far, April is turning out to be a better month. Take care.....Sister M

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  25. Keep on keepin' on!

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  26. I just started reading your blog and it has been such an inspiration for me. You actually sound like a real person! Haha, we all make mistakes but look at your progress so far :) Great Job.

    I happened to find the belly fat cure fast track book at target and I am down 15 pounds and my two weeks are not even over yet :) I can't wait to be skinny again but I have a long way to go.

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    1. Msking - keep up the work and you will be that skinny girl in no time!

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  27. I'm sorry you had such a hard month--but congrats on the weight loss! It's great to hear from you each month. We're cheering for you.

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  28. So daughter M.. .just look at all the amazing support There is for you. So wonderful to know you are also inspiring so many of us to reach our goals too. I am at my lowest weight In 20 years with 13 pounds to go. Soon you will be writing about that quote "nothing tastes as good as skinny feels"
    We talked about anchoring in WW class Friday. ..when we are facing our old eating habits. You have become my own anchor for success. Congrats on facing the "ides of March" staring the devil in the face and kicking his behind!! !!
    Mom

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  29. So daughter M.. .just look at all the amazing support There is for you. So wonderful to know you are also inspiring so many of us to reach our goals too. I am at my lowest weight In 20 years with 13 pounds to go. Soon you will be writing about that quote "nothing tastes as good as skinny feels"
    We talked about anchoring in WW class Friday. ..when we are facing our old eating habits. You have become my own anchor for success. Congrats on facing the "ides of March" staring the devil in the face and kicking his behind!! !!
    Mom

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  30. Hello Sister M - This is Amber's friend Kim from Denver. Just read your articles and wanted to say how proud I am of you! We are incorporating the BFC into our diets at home. It is hard (there are 100 peanut butter eggs around us at the moment!) but it can be done! Love your post and we are rooting for you!
    Kim H.

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  31. Happy belated birthday! Great job and keep at it, girl!

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  32. Sister M. I am so proud of you. You are doing amazingly well and you are so brave to share this with us all. I have had my own sister on and off with joining mum and me with our BFC lifestyle and she is still struggling at staying with it. I still hope one day she'll get on board and maybe she will. But in the meantime you are doing a great job at keeping me proud of BFC sisters :)

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  33. Thanks for nice article on good website. Great Job but remember to eating and sporting regularly :) Thanks author...

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