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So close to 50 pounds lost!!

I thought that today was going to be the day where I met my first personal goal of loosing 50 pounds. However, I came short by 0.6 pounds….but I still did good and lost 3 pounds from my last meeting!! I will probably meet my goal next week but I have to work during the time I usually go to my meeting. I will try to make it to another meeting later in the week. All in all though, I think I am doing extremely well as I continue on to my ultimate goal of loosing 80 pounds!!

Weight difference from prior week: -3.0 lbs
Total weight difference: -49.4 lbs

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Getting Close!!

Well I am really getting close to losing 50 pounds with Weight Watchers!! I weighed in today and was down another 2.6 pounds!! I am sure marching with Amanda in the Allentown St. Paddy’s Day parade helped!! Then we had to walk several blocks before and after the parade to and from the car. So needless to say, all of that activity helped me offset some of the extra food I ate at the party after the parade!

The 50 pound weight loss is my first MAJOR personal goal but not my ultimate goal which is a total of 80 pounds lost. So I am getting there!!

Weight difference from prior week: -2.6 lbs
Total weight difference: -46.4 lbs

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Progress continues!

Well another successful week with Weight Watchers!! I was able to loose another 2.4 pounds!! Under 10 pounds to go for 50 pounds lost!

Weight difference from prior week: -2.4 lbs
Total weight difference: -43.8 lbs

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Reached the 40 pound lost mark!!

Well it has been a while since I have made a post on my Weight Watchers progress. Having said that, I am happy to announce that I have eclipsed the 40 pound weight loss mark!! There is a big difference in my waist. So much so that I have gone down a whole pant size (probably more because at my heaviest, I was squeezing into pants). I have received a lot of comments that I look great that makes me feel good. I will be honest, for the past several weeks, I have not been tracking what I was eating like I should have and it showed. In those few weeks I only had a total weight loss of 0.8 pounds. There were events going on in my life that were stressful and I didn’t make time to keep track. That being said, I am trying to get back on top of things so maybe I can reach the 50 pound weight loss mark by summer.

Weight difference from prior week: -1.6 lbs
Total weight difference: -41.4 lbs

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New Year Off To a Good Start!

Happy New Year everyone!! Sorry that this is a bit late but I was just trying to get back into the swing of things after the holidays and a couple of snowstorms. The holidays went well as far as my weight loss….I only had a small weight gain of a pound. Since then, I have been able to get back on track and I have lost 2.8 pounds this past week!! That brings me past 35 pounds lost total!!

Weight difference from prior week: -2.8 lbs
Total weight difference: -35.4 lbs

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16 weeks of weight loss!!

Well I only had a small weight loss this past week of 0.8 pounds but hey, its still a loss. So that makes it 16 weeks ago that I have started WeightWatchers, and every week I have had a loss. So I consider that a major accomplishment.

This will be my last blog post of the year….the family and I are going up to Maine for the remainder of the year to spend the holidays with Loanne’s family. I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

Weight difference from prior week: -0.8 lbs
Total weight difference: -33.6 lbs

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Reached the 30 pounds lost mark…and then some!!

Well I was able to get to the 30 pound lost mark with a couple extra pounds lost as well!! I am so happy on how well I am doing. I will just have to make sure to be good around the holidays as not to ruin all the progress that I have made. I was really surprised how well I did this week, especially since this past Thursday I had a major craving for Nachos. So, I did get nachos at Applebee’s and well….ate them all. After I was done, I was quite full and was kicking myself because I thought that I just ruined the chance of loosing weight that week. I made sure to stick to my points for the rest of the week and when I hopped on the scale this morning and said that I lost 3.4 pounds….I was pleasantly surprised. Well, now to try and get past all the wonderful temptations that the holidays offer so I can continue onward to my 1st major goal of loosing 50 pounds in total!!

Weight difference from prior week: -3.4 lbs
Total weight difference: -32.8 lbs

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Christmas shopping and early birthday lunch

Rude Elf ReserveLoanne and I went into historic Bethlehem, PA today to finish up our Christmas shopping as well as celebrating both of our birthdays by going out to lunch at Bethlehem Brew Works. We both had a wonderful meal and I had a great seasonal beer to go with it. It is called “Rude Elf’s Reserve” (click on the image for details on the beer). The beer was excellent!! However, with it having 10.5% alcohol by volume and me with an empty stomach…it really got me quick…but all was good once the food came. Needless to say, one of those beers was good enough for me. If anyone is in the area and wants to go to a place with good food and beer, make sure you stop by!!

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A Surprise at the Scale!

Shortly after last Tuesday’s weigh-in at my Weight Watchers meeting, I caught a yucky head cold which by the end of the week had me taking it easy on the couch or bed. So needless to say that I was pleasantly surprised that I still managed to loose 1.6 pounds!! On top of that….it was during the first week of Weight Watchers PointsPlus program. So needless to say, I am very happy!! So this time next week, I hope to report losing a total of 30 pounds!! Stay tuned!!

Weight difference from prior week: -1.6 lbs
Total weight difference: -29.4 lbs

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Woohoo!! I am A+ Certified!!

A+ Cert LogoI took my 2nd A+ Certification exam today and I passed!! I am officially a CompTIA A+ Certified Computer Technician!!!! Hopefully this will open some more doors for me as far as jobs. I am really glad to get this certification this year because I am certified for life. If I waited until next year, I would have to get re-certified every 3 years. So I am going to give my brain a rest until next year where I will go to get my CompTIA Net+ Certification.

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