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In the Box Weeks 26 & 27

December 29, 2013 2:35 p.m.

Week 26 and 27

Yikes! It’s been two weeks jammed with all kinds of fun at the Weaver house.

In December, my husband takes Santa pictures at the Mattoon mall and I am his Elf, aka assistant. I am the poser, printer and the wacky woman who tries to get kids to smile while they are sitting on Santa’s lap. I have had this position for the last 10 years or so and it is a lot of fun to see the kids. Some of them are so excited they run to Santa, while others are excited in ...

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Updated 12/29/13 @ 02:35PM CST by Mweaver

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In the Box Week 25

December 16, 2013 10:09 a.m.

Week 25

At weigh-in this week I lost 1.25 lbs for a loss of 57.25 on the HMR program. I believe I had been eating too many servings of the cereal. The cereal is prepared in hot water and the warmth and taste was just too good for the cold weather. I cut back to one or two a day and I am hoping for good results Tuesday when I weigh in again.

For 25 weeks I have had only the HMR products and can truthfully say I have not missed food....until Friday. I got home from ...

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Updated 12/16/13 @ 10:09AM CST by Mweaver

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Week 24

December 06, 2013 1:03 p.m.

Week 24 I had to reevaluate this week. At weigh in I stayed the same. I looked back at what I had been eating and calculated my calories. I found I was eating too much of the yummy cereal. So this week my goal is to cut back on the cereal and raise the intensity of my physical activity. I remain optimistic and am very pleased with the program.

This morning I had received my new Spanx (foundation garment) in the mail so I tried on a pair. I was in the bathroom with my back to the mirror. I ...

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Updated 12/06/13 @ 01:03PM CST by Mweaver

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In the Box - Weeks 22 & 23

December 02, 2013 10:20 a.m.

I have had a busy two weeks. Around the holidays if anyone has a secret of how to eek a few more hours out of the day please let me know.

Last week I finally left the light on in the bathroom after my shower. I took a deep breath opened my eyes and took a look in a full length mirror at the new body. All I can say is the old birthday suit doesn’t fit like it used to.

After I got dressed, even though I am in a smaller size, I noticed a major “muffin” effect ...

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Updated 12/02/13 @ 10:20AM CST by Mweaver

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In the Box week 21

November 13, 2013 9:07 a.m.

Week 21

Seems like it was just last Tuesday but here it is again. The scales dropped another 1.5 lbs tonight. That gave me a smile.

My provider said I need to be thinking about setting a goal weight. She said at my age....ugggh don't we like those words, it is harder to keep the weight off, so she advised to only do another 20 pounds or so. That gives me time to start thinking about putting real food back into my diet. Even after all of these weeks, I don't miss "food." I love the ...

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Updated 11/13/13 @ 09:07AM CST by Mweaver

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In the Box Week 20

November 07, 2013 7:55 a.m.

Week 20

Another week and another 2 pounds gone bye bye. At last night's meeting we had a really big group. We added folks who have completed the 13-week core program and are continuing as I am in the On-Going program. After talking with some of them, they, too, have been pleased with their progress.

I’m not knocking the weather. But….I am NOT enjoying these cold spells like I did before the weight loss. Tonight after I worked out at the Y, I was sweating profusely. Once I got outside in the cold, I started shaking as ...

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Updated 11/07/13 @ 07:55AM CST by Mweaver

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In the Box Week 19

November 04, 2013 2:47 p.m.

Week 19

I have had a super busy week and this is the first time that I have been able to sit down and collect my thoughts.

On Tuesday I attended class with my group. I had a weight loss of 1.2 lb. Our leader gave us some new recipes to try over the holidays that will be upon us soon. One of them is Pumpkin Pie Shake. It is one Vanilla Shake mix, 4 to 6 oz cold water 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice and 3 ice cubes. Blend the first three ingredients. Add ice cubes one at ...

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Updated 11/04/13 @ 02:47PM CST by Mweaver

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In the Box Week 18

October 24, 2013 9:04 a.m.

Week 18

Everyone knows the Grinch stole Christmas, but I want to know who the Schmuck was that stole Summer? I am missing the nice warm days after work when I could ride the bike, take a walk or loaf around in the yard. With my weight loss, I find I get cold. The only person enjoying that is my office mate Kristy. She is always cold and I used to laugh at her when she snuck a rise on the thermostat. Now I am the one doing it and she is laughing at ME! I guess the old saying ...

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Updated 10/24/13 @ 09:04AM CDT by Mweaver

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In the Box Week 17

October 21, 2013 8:13 a.m.

Week 17

So I am still plugging along in my weight management program AND I am still lovin’ it. Never in a million years would I ever have thought I would be saying/writing that!

Tuesday night is my group night. I love the people in my group. We all have a lot in common. It seem we have sailed in the same gravy boat of life partaking too much gravy. We are all dealing with making change in our lives which is hard. In fact the only people that I know who like change are wet babies. At any ...

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Updated 10/21/13 @ 08:13AM CDT by Mweaver

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In the Box Week 16

October 08, 2013 8:14 a.m.

Week 16

I have been on my weight management program for 16 weeks. It does not seem like it has been that long and so far I have stayed on the program without cheating. I have finally learned (I think) that the first two slices of pizza cure depression and the last 14 bring it right back. During this time, I have lost a total of 46.8 pounds and feel terrific. I am still on the decision-free program, which means I am not eating regular food just yet, and I am hoping when I start doing so that someone ...

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Updated 10/09/13 @ 08:14AM CDT by Mweaver

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