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Sunday, July 04, 2010

WOO HOO!!!!!

That was what I said to myself out loud this morning when I stepped on the scale.
I started this weight loss journey Jan 1st of this year. I woke up that morning and said I am sick of being fat. I WILL do something about it this year. I was doing totally awesome the first three months of the year. I was down 25 lbs. Then I started my new job. They were feeding us so well and we were sitting on our butts for 8hrs a day listening to speakers for 3 weeks. The lbs slowly started to come back.
During the first week of NBLC2 I slacked a little. But an awesome member of the team, known as momtorissa mentioned the FAST diet to the group. I decided to google it and see what I could find. I read the website and noticed the gentleman who runs the program wrote a book. I went to the public library on Thursday and checked it out. My goal was to have it read by Sunday so I could implement this diet into my NBLC2 challenge. I had succeeded. This book encouraged me to kick it into high gear and get back on track.
On June 20th I was required to weigh in. I weighed in at 225. I was up 7 lbs since I had started my new job. This encouraged me more. So I worked extremely hard that first week. I followed all the rules to the T. I even walked by a box of pizza on the break room table as well as a yummy looking birthday cake. I was proud of myself. I was even more proud of myself after week 1 when I stepped on the scale and lost 5.2 lbs.
Today ended week 2 of the FAST diet for me. I stepped on the scale to find I had lost another 4.4 lbs. I have now lost a total of 9.6 lbs. Not only have I taken off the 7 horrible lbs I gained back, I lost an additional 2.6 lbs. I am now at the lowest weight I have been at in as long as I can remember.
I am only 15.4 lbs away from reaching the 200 lb mark. Today I told myself "I CAN DO THIS, and I WILL DO THIS" No matter how hard it is for me to do this, I am going to do it.
Thanks momtorissa for introducing this diet to me. Although it is very similar to the spark diet, I feel it is what kicked me into high gear this time around.
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  • SKINNYMISSKASEY
    GO YOU! We're both headed towards the same goal - getting to 200! I haven't seen that weight in at LEAST 10 years. I am 23lbs away from 200 and 9.5 from my halfway mark (213.5). We can do it!
    3615 days ago
  • MOMTORISSA
    Ashley I AM SO PROUD OF YOU!!! You're doing great!!

    You're so welcome for telling you about this program. It really worked for me - and I personally think I can live with his eating and workout plan the rest of my life. It's so easy - everyone should know about it.

    You are rocking it out girl!! Keep up the great work!!!!! YOU ARE DOING IT!!

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    3615 days ago
  • DLG0505
    Howdy Ashley!

    You are doing fantastic! You are such an inspiration to me and your dedication and support to the NBLC is so appreciated! Thank for you doing that for us as I know it adds a lot of time to your day.

    You are an amazing lady!
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    3615 days ago
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    You are AWESOME!! Keep up the hard work. IT PAYS OFF! YOU ROCK!
    3615 days ago
  • ALOT2GO1
    WTG...thats great!!! emoticon
    3615 days ago
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