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3/6/13 10:21 A

March Exercise Plan:
Mon, Wed, and Fri I will continue to Run. 2 mile minimum.
Tues, Thurs, and Sat I will continue to do P90X. 45 min minimum.

March Healthy Eating Plan:
Sunday is the only day that "I can have (unhealthy) carbs and sugar" IN MODERATION!
I will still drink 8 glasses of water a day.

Notes: Feeling good today. down 12 lbs altogether. Most days I am seeing a half pound decrease in weight...which works for me! Completed P90X last night per my plan. Did the 15 min Ab Ripper and 30 mins of the Plyo. Hurt like hell but felt amazing once I completed it.

It's a mix of snow and rain right now, hoping I can stil squeeze in my run. One thing about running is I just cannot run indoors on the track, and here at work the track is 8 laps for a mile which makes it that much worse. I will go and do my best though... anything is better than nothing.

Mini-Goals:
Goal #1 - Get out of the 180's. MET 2/12 179.6
Goal #2 - Get out of the 170's by March 31st. (6.8lbs to go! as of 6 Mar)



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3/4/13 9:05 A

March Exercise Plan:
Mon, Wed, and Fri I will continue to Run. 2 mile minimum.
Tues, Thurs, and Sat I will continue to do P90X. 45 min minimum.

March Healthy Eating Plan:
Sunday is the only day that "I can have (unhealthy) carbs and sugar" IN MODERATION!
I will still drink 8 glasses of water a day.

Notes: Feeling good today. Lack of sleep over the weekend, but ready to get back on board. Its been too long since I have run, so hoping that I can do the full two miles today non-stop. But week shouldnt have set me back so far that I cannot. I am ready to get back down to that 176 I saw last week when I had the stomach bug... but get there in a healthy way. Oh and to re-motivate my running, I signed up for a color run. It isnt until July but it will be my first official 5K =) Hoping to sign up for another one before that too.

Today I completed a 2.1 Mile run.

Mini-Goals:
Goal #1 - Get out of the 180's. MET 2/12 179.6
Goal #2 - Get out of the 170's by March 31st.


Edited by: MCCORMICK82 at: 3/4/2013 (12:45)
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2/27/13 12:20 P

Well thank you to the lovely stomach virus I havent stayed at all on track, but thankfully I've thrown up almost 4lbs worth of myself. So I am down to 176. Still NOT feeling right, getting over it now for the second time since hubby gave it back to me. So I havent been running in almost a week now =(

I am going to start by pre-planning my March goals... since March is just two days away.

Mon, Wed, and Fri I will continue to Run. 2 mile minimum.
Tues, Thurs, and Sat I will continue to do P90X. 45 min minimum.

The only change is that Sunday is my day off from exercise. I will also have Sunday as my "I can have carbs and sugar IN MODERATION" day. Nothing else changes. I will still drink 8 glasses of water a day. I will also allow myself a glass of wine in the evenings... again nothing overboard. If I see that things are not working out... I will adjust. but for now this is my goal.

Ready for this bug to be over so I can get back on track and lose the weight the healthy way again.

Oh and this leaves 6lbs to lose in a months time, totally doable!

Edited by: MCCORMICK82 at: 2/27/2013 (12:21)
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2/22/13 10:06 A

I've been staying on track, just havent been on to log it all. Dealing with a dear friend who is fighting a rough battle for her life right now and it's just consuming me. But I have been good and drinking all my water, exercising as planned, no carbs and no sugar. Running on three hours sleep last night and going to go for a run in an hour... not sure its the best idea but I will do whatever I can do.

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2/20/13 11:17 A

8 days left... and I am going to give it 110%. By 10am I already had 32oz of water down. Had my smoothie this morning and some fruit salad. Baked chicken stuffed with spinach and feta cheese for lunch. I am going to own the rest of this month!

Sun - Mon Wed - Fri I will run. Tue - Thur - Sat I will do P90x.
NO sugar. LOW/Healthy carbs. 64oz of water every day.

Wed Day #20:
1. Run:
2. 64 Oz Water:
3. No Sugar:
4. Low/Healthy Carbs:

Mini-Goals:
Goal #1 - Get out of the 180's. MET 2/12 179.6
Goal #2 - Get out of the 170's by March 31st.



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2/19/13 1:14 P

I need to re-focus and get back in gear... just over ONE week left in my February challenge and I though I have been doing well overall I have been slacking big time in comparison to where I was the first week of the challenge.

So I need to step up my game and re-focus. The number on the scale has been stagnant - and its my own fault. I was doing so well and it was so rewarding, I need to see the number dropping again and the only thing to get me there will be hard work. No excuses... I have 9.5 days left and I am GOING to make the best of them.


Sun - Mon Wed - Fri I will run. Tue - Thur - Sat I will do P90x.
NO sugar. LOW/Healthy carbs. 64oz of water every day.

Friday Day #19:
1. P90X:
2. Water:
3. Day 5 no Sugar:
4. Low/Healthy Carbs:

Mini-Goals:
Goal #1 - Get out of the 180's. MET 2/12 179.6
Goal #2 - Get out of the 170's by March 31st.



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2/15/13 1:30 P

So bummed that I gave into the chocolate yesterday =( Such a bummer... 14 days without it. Back on track today!

Sun - Mon - Wed - Fri I will run. Tue - Thur - Sat I will do P90x.
NO sugar. LOW/Healthy carbs. 64oz of water every day.

Friday Day #15:
1. Run: 2 Miles COMPLETE
2. Water:
3. Day 1 no Sugar: (Starting over!)
4. Low/Healthy Carbs:

Mini-Goals:
Goal #1 - Get out of the 180's. MET 2/12 179.6
Goal #2 - Get out of the 170's by March 31st.

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2/14/13 8:19 A

On to day number 14 - half way there! Though to be honest if I keep seeing results like this I am never going to stop! Down another 1.4 LBS from yesterday, todays weigh in was 178.4 =)

Feeling GREAT! This is just the motivation I needed to keep on going. Finally off that plateau and seeing and feeling results. Never felt better. I don't remember the last time I weighed this amount. Still have lots to go but nice to see i am finally getting there and in the right way! no fad diet for me! Just hard work, honesty and dedication!

Sun - Mon - Wed - Fri I will run. Tue - Thur - Sat I will do P90x.
NO sugar. LOW/Healthy carbs. 64oz of water every day.

Thursday Day #14:
1. P90X: Did not complete =/
2. Water: 64 Oz COMPLETE
3. Day 14 no Sugar: BOOOOOO to Valentines Day! =/ My husband bought me edible arrangment thinking it was healthy but there were chocolate covered straweberries and I ate them =/ Boo.
4. Low/Healthy Carbs: COMPLETE

Mini-Goals:
Goal #1 - Get out of the 180's. MET 2/12 179.6
Goal #2 - Get out of the 170's by March 31st.

Edited by: MCCORMICK82 at: 2/15/2013 (13:28)
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2/13/13 9:13 A

On to day number 13 - almost half way there!

Sun - Mon - Wed - Fri I will run. Tue - Thur - Sat I will do P90x.
NO sugar. LOW/Healthy carbs. 64oz of water every day.

Wednesday Day #13:
1. Run: 2 Miles COMPLETE
2. Water: 64 Oz COMPLETE
3. Day 13 no Sugar: COMPLETE
4. Low/Healthy Carbs: COMPLETE

Mini-Goals:
Goal #1 - Get out of the 180's. MET 2/12 179.6
Goal #2 - Get out of the 170's by March 31st.

Edited by: MCCORMICK82 at: 2/14/2013 (08:16)
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2/12/13 1:25 P

I didn't even think to add, since I met my first mini-goal time to set another!

Mini-Goal # 1 = Get out of the 180's. MET 2/12 (179.6)
Mini-Goal # 2 = Get out of the 170's. Aiming to reach by March 31st

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2/12/13 10:09 A

I DID IT! I met my very first goal and got out of the 180's! Woke up this morning and got on the scale, 179.6! Wohooo! Oh my goodness it feels amazing... down about 8.5 lbs!

I have been terrible about tracking on here, but am happy to report I am doing awesome with my daily goals. I spent last weekend sick and didnt get in all of my water or exercising but still feeling so proud of myself and very motivated.

Almost halfway through the month. Ready to start thinking about how to incorporate a lot of this into the coming months while allowing some room for things to be added back in. Maybe one day of a sugar treat or one day off of not exercising... something like that, nothing too drastic though! I still want to avoid sugars and unhealthy carbs. And really loving all the new healthy recipes we have been trying at home because of it.

Next goal is to also sign up for a 5K. My first!

Sun - Mon - Wed - Fri I will run. Tue - Thur - Sat I will do P90x.
NO sugar. LOW/Healthy carbs. 64oz of water every day.

Tuesday Day #12:
1. P90X: 45 Mins Plyo COMPLETE
2. Water: 64 Oz COMPLETE
3. Day 12 no Sugar: COMPLETE
4. Low/Healthy Carbs: COMPLETE



Edited by: MCCORMICK82 at: 2/13/2013 (09:11)
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2/8/13 6:00 A

Woke up this morning and got on the scale and got a little teary eyed and this was the first time it wasn't because the number on the scale made me sad.... sure I am no where near my goal BUT I am finally doing something right because the number keeps dropping. My first mini-goal was to get out of the 180s...and I've been stuck on a plateau...well that goal is finally reachable and in the very near future because this morning I weighed in at 180.4 I can't remember the last time I saw 170 something on the scale. seeing all my har work pay off is definitely the motivation I need to keep going. So happy today =)

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2/7/13 10:29 A

Feeling much more motivated today after seeing a nother drop in the scale. Down 7lbs now! Lost 3.5 just this month alone (so in a week) and in such a healthy way! One week down - three to go!

Sun - Mon - Wed - Fri I will run. Tue - Thur - Sat I will do P90x.
NO sugar. LOW/Healthy carbs. 64oz of water every day.

Thursday Day #7:
1. P90X:
2. Water:
3. Day 7 no Sugar:
4. Low/Healthy Carbs:

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2/6/13 12:41 P

Woke up and have been feeling SO unmotivated today... Day number 6 alsmost a week under my belt... I can do this! Going to push through it and hope I find some motivation along the way. Not really missing sugar or carbs but really missing a nice glass of wine at the end of the night! Especially with how stressful work has been recently with all the budget issues.

Sun - Mon - Wed - Fri I will run. Tue - Thur - Sat I will do P90x.
NO sugar. LOW/Healthy carbs. 64oz of water every day.

Wednesday Day #6:
1. Run: 2 Miles COMPLETE
2. Water: 64 oz COMPLETE
3. Day 6 no Sugar: COMPLETE
4. Low/Healthy Carbs: COMPLETE

Edited by: MCCORMICK82 at: 2/7/2013 (10:27)
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2/5/13 1:10 P

Feeling great again today. Getting a little easier to resist the sugar and carb urges. Also getting easier to finish all 64 oz of water each day.

Sun - Mon - Wed - Fri I will run. Tue - Thur - Sat I will do P90x.
NO sugar. LOW/Healthy carbs. 64oz of water every day.

Tuesday Day #5:
1. P90X: 30 Mins Core, 15 Mins Ab Ripper COMPLETE
2. Water: 64 oz COMPLETE
3. Day 5 no Sugar: COMPLETE
4. Low/Healthy Carbs:COMPLETE

Edited by: MCCORMICK82 at: 2/6/2013 (12:37)
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2/4/13 12:35 P

Thank you, Naijapikin!

I am feeling awesome since deciding to do this 28 day challenge with a friend. Below are the details and what I have accomplished so far today, day #4. The only change I am *thinking* about making is having one day off a week to rest (from running and P90X). I will see how this week goes but thinking Sundays might be my rest day. I think it might do more good to take one day then to try to keep going for 28 days straight - not sure my legs can take it, they are already starting to feel like Jello =)

Sun - Mon - Wed - Fri I will run. Tue - Thur - Sat I will do P90x.
NO sugar. LOW/Healthy carbs. 64oz of water every day.

Monday Day #4:
1. Run: 2 Miles COMPLETE
2. Water: 64 Oz COMPLETE
3. Day 4 no Sugar: COMPLETE
4. Low/Healthy Carbs: COMPLETE


Edited by: MCCORMICK82 at: 2/5/2013 (13:09)
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2/2/13 10:26 A

February is the month. And here is my plan for the next 28 days:

Sun - Mon - Wed - Fri I will run. Tue - Thur - Sat I will do P90x. NO sugar. LOW/Healthy carbs. 64oz of water every day.

Saturday Day #2:
1. P90X: 45 mins of Plyo and 15 mins Ab Ripper COMPLETE
2. Water: 64 Oz COMPLETE
3. Day 2 no Sugar: COMPLETE
4. Low/Healthy Carbs: COMPLETE

Sunday Day #3:
1. Run: 2.11 Miles COMPLETE
2. Water: 70 Oz COMPLETE
3. Day 3 no Sugar: COMPLETE
4. Low/Healthy Carbs: COMPLETE

Edited by: MCCORMICK82 at: 2/4/2013 (12:35)
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2/1/13 1:41 P

February is the month. And here is my plan:

Sun - Mon - Wed - Fri I will run.
Tue - Thur - Sat I will do P90x.

Every day this month:
1. 8 glasses of water per day
2. NO Sugar
3. Low Carb - Only healthy carbs

This is my challenge for 29 days.

Day #1:
1. Run: 2.5 Miles COMPLETE
2. Water: COMPLETE
3. Day 1 no Sugar: COMPLETE
4. Carbs: 57 only 3 were unhealthy carbs COMPLETE

Edited by: MCCORMICK82 at: 2/2/2013 (10:22)
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1/18/13 9:00 A

I was so disappointed in this week for running. Tuesday I missed out, then Wed with the snow I wasnt able to run... so yesterday I decided to step up and really push myself. I not only beat the goal I set for myself but i did it while running a more difficult trail. I normally try to stick to flats but this one had some good inclines and long inclines. It felt so amazing when I was done and knew that I gave it my all and then some, I ran 1.7! I want to run the same route again today but increase to 1.8 miles. To make it even more worthwhile, this morning when I stepped on the scale I saw a 1lb decrease... not much but it was the little bit of motivation I really needed to see.

I feel so stuck on this weight, 1lb for me is huge. Oh and I bought a second hand copy of P90x that I plan to start this weekend. Hubby is super supportive of my goals and has been only buying and cooking super healthy meals. His support is just that much more helpful!

My goals for this weekend (long Holiday weekend) into next week:

Today:
1. Run 1.8 Miles - MET and surpassed! Ran 2 full miles!

Saturday:
1. Day #1 P90x

Sunday:
1. Day #2 P90x
2. Run 1.8 miles

Monday:
1. Day #3 P90x
2. Run 1.8 miles

Tuesday:
1. Day #4 P90x

Wednesday:
1. Day #5 P90x
2. Run 2 Miles

Thursday:
1. Day #6 P90x

Friday:
1. Day #7 P90x
2. Run 2 Miles


Edited by: MCCORMICK82 at: 1/18/2013 (12:48)
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1/15/13 12:40 P

Feeling so discouraged and bummed today. So yesterday I was ready for my run, but had a family emergency and wasnt able to go. I figured I would make it up today and when I got to the gym and got unchanged I realized I never put my sneakers back in my gym bag after running at home this weekend. I was SO ready to beat my last run... totally motivated and now I feel so discouraged. two days in a row of no running =/

I guess all I can do is make it up by eating SUPER healthy today and just putting my heart into it that much harder tomorrow.

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1/11/13 12:57 P

Yesterday was my day off from running, so I made sure to do a quick workout at home. Glad I did it even though it was the last ting I felt like doing with how sick I was feeling. Today I wasnt going to run at all because I wasnt feeling well, but sucked it up and ran a mile. Didnt meet my goal but figure I still did what i could. Praying to be feeling better and back on track with running on Monday. I should be up to 1.6 miles by then! Been eating seriously healthy, drinking more water, and feeling good. Will likely wait until Sunday to weigh in.

Things I am doing well:
1. Seriously impressed with my running and improvement.
2. Been making much healthier choices and smaller portions.

Things that need improvement:
1. NEED to work on logging all meals. Finding the evenings and weekends are hardest.
2. NEED to work on drinking more water.
3. NEED to work on the 30 min work out three days a week. I know one week steady and I will begin making good habits of it.


My Goals for 6-12 January 2013:

1. Make healthier eating habits, watching and paying attention to what I am eating as well as the portion size. Add in more water to work my way up to 8 glasses per day.

2. I will add in a 30 min work out 3 days a week in addition to running 4 days per week.

3. As consistently as possible writing in this journal, but always making sure to track my nutrition and exercise daily. THIS IS MY ACCOUNTABILITY. It has to be done for me to be successful!

4. I will continue to run, but will pay more attention to increasing my distance and challenging myself each time as follows:

MON: 1.2 Miles

TUE: 1.4 Miles and feeling awesome!

WED: 1.4 Miles AND exceded! Ran 1.5 Miles!

THU: DAY OFF

FRI: 1.6 Miles - Only did 1 mile. not met =/

Starting weight 12/10/2012 = 188lbs
Weight as of 01/02/2013 = 185.6lbs
Mini-goal #1, 180lbs by 02/01/2013 (just over a lb a week)



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1/9/13 12:42 P

Things I am doing well:
1. Seriously impressed with my running and improvement.
2. Been making much healthier choices and smaller portions.

Things that need improvement:
1. NEED to work on logging all meals. Finding the evenings and weekends are hardest.
2. NEED to work on drinking more water.
3. NEED to work on the 30 min work out three days a week. I know one week steady and I will begin making good habits of it.


My Goals for 6-12 January 2013:

1. Make healthier eating habits, watching and paying attention to what I am eating as well as the portion size. Add in more water to work my way up to 8 glasses per day.

2. I will add in a 30 min work out 3 days a week in addition to running 4 days per week.

3. As consistently as possible writing in this journal, but always making sure to track my nutrition and exercise daily. THIS IS MY ACCOUNTABILITY. It has to be done for me to be successful!

4. I will continue to run, but will pay more attention to increasing my distance and challenging myself each time as follows:

MON: 1.2 Miles emoticon

TUE: 1.4 Miles emoticon and feeling awesome!

WED: 1.4 Miles emoticon AND exceded! Ran 1.5 Miles!

THU: DAY OFF

FRI: 1.6 Miles

Starting weight 12/10/2012 = 188lbs
Weight as of 01/02/2013 = 185.6lbs
Mini-goal #1, 180lbs by 02/01/2013 (just over a lb a week)



Edited by: MCCORMICK82 at: 1/9/2013 (12:44)
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1/8/13 12:37 P

My Goals for 6-12 January 2013:

1. Make healthier eating habits, watching and paying attention to what I am eating as well as the portion size. Add in more water to work my way up to 8 glasses per day.

2. I will add in a 30 min work out 3 days a week in addition to running 4 days per week.

3. As consistently as possible writing in this journal, but always making sure to track my nutrition and exercise daily. THIS IS MY ACCOUNTABILITY. It has to be done for me to be successful!

4. I will continue to run, but will pay more attention to increasing my distance and challenging myself each time as follows:

MON: 1.2 Miles emoticon

TUE: 1.4 Miles emoticon and feeling awesome!

WED: 1.4 Miles

THU: DAY OFF

FRI: 1.6 Miles

Starting weight 12/10/2012 = 188lbs
Weight as of 01/02/2013 = 185.6lbs
Mini-goal #1, 180lbs by 02/01/2013 (just over a lb a week)



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1/7/13 12:54 P

My plan for this week along with things I think I am doing well, and others that need improvement and more consideration:

My Goals for the week:

1. Make healthier eating habits, watching and paying attention to what I am eating as well as the portion size. Add in more water to work my way up to 8 glasses per day.

2. I will add in a 30 min work out 3 days a week in addition to running 4 days per week.

3. As consistently as possible writing in this journal, but always making sure to track my nutrition and exercise daily. THIS IS MY ACCOUNTABILITY. It has to be done for me to be successful!

4. I will continue to run, but will pay more attention to increasing my distance and challenging myself each time as follows:

MON: 1.2 Miles emoticon

TUE: 1.4 Miles

WED: 1.4 Miles

THU: DAY OFF

FRI: 1.6 Miles

Starting weight 12/10/2012 = 188lbs
Weight as of 01/02/2013 = 185.6lbs
Mini-goal #1, 180lbs by 02/01/2013 (just over a lb a week)


Edited by: MCCORMICK82 at: 1/7/2013 (12:55)
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1/4/13 9:04 A

Semi-pleased with yesterday. Didnt get my situp routine in... got lazy once I got home so going to make it a priority to fit it in after my run today.
1. Eat only healthy foods. No more snacking. No more sweets. No more "cheats".

2. WORK OUT.
Wed: Goal Run 1 Mile and Sit up Routine emoticon AND did a lap of sprints and a lap of butt kicks =)
Thur: Goal Run 1 Mile emoticon and Sit up Routine - Not met! =/
Fri: Goal Run 1.1 Mile emoticon AND exceded! Ran 1.2 Miles! Must do sit ups tonight as I didnt have time on my lunch break after my run.
Sat: Half hour Cardio and Sit up Routine.

3. Drink my one decaf coffee in the morning, then water ONLY after that. No Soda. No Tea. No Alcohol.

4. Journal! Log all food. Log all drinks. Log all exercise. Log all thoughts.

5. Find something motivational (thought/picture/article) and share each day.


Edited by: MCCORMICK82 at: 1/4/2013 (12:47)
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1/3/13 10:21 A

Feel very pleased with yesterday. On a good streak so far today too!

1. Eat only healthy foods. No more snacking. No more sweets. No more "cheats".

2. WORK OUT.
Wed: Goal Run 1 Mile and Sit up Routine emoticon AND did a lap of sprints and a lap of butt kicks =)
Thur: Goal Run 1 Mile and Sit up Routine
Fri: Goal Run 1.1 Mile and Sit up Routine.
Sat: Half hour Cardio and Sit up Routine.

3. Drink my one decaf coffee in the morning, then water ONLY after that. No Soda. No Tea. No Alcohol.

4. Journal! Log all food. Log all drinks. Log all exercise. Log all thoughts.

5. Find something motivational (thought/picture/article) and share each day. Todays:


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1/2/13 8:47 A

On second thought, here are my goals for the rest of this week (don't need to know my new weight to plan it!)

1. Eat only healthy foods. No more snacking. No more sweets. No more "cheats".

2. WORK OUT.
Wed: Goal Run 1 Mile and Sit up Routine
Thur: Goal Run 1 Mile and Sit up Routine
Fri: Goal Run 1.1 Mile and Sit up Routine.
Sat: Half hour Cardio and Sit up Routine.

3. Drink my one decaf coffee in the morning, then water ONLY after that. No Soda. No Tea. No Alcohol.

4. Journal! Log all food. Log all drinks. Log all exercise. Log all thoughts.

5. Find something motivational (thought/picture/article) and share each day. Todays : "Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities have crept in. Forget them as soon as you can. (So in otherwords) Move on with your life. Keep reaching for your goals and you will achieve them. One minor setback is nothing if you really want something and are willing to work for it."

Edited by: MCCORMICK82 at: 1/3/2013 (09:25)
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1/2/13 8:35 A

ugh, so I had a little set-back called the Holidays! I was hoping to get through them a little healthier but was unsucessful. However rather than letting them set me back so far as to stop altogether, I will use it to work harder! I recently read the following and it makes sense:

"It's not what you eat Christmas through New Year that matters so much, it's what you eat New Year through Christmas"

A few weeks of unhealthiness is only a temporary set back. Tomorrow I re-weigh in and see what my new weight is, hopefully NOT higher than where I started =/ With that I re-adjust my goals and plans to get there.

Happy New Year! A new year and a soon-to-be new me!

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12/19/12 11:14 A

Getting ready to head out for a run for lunch and do some stairs as well. Feeling good. Have a very healthy day worth of meals and snacks pre-planned.

Still having trouble with logging food in here when I am not in front of a computer. I am able to log everything during the day and then slack off at night and on the weekends. I did download the sparkpeople app for my phone but find its trickier to use.

Not sure if anyone reads this, but suggestions for ensuring I log everything, everyday... how did you make it a habit? Seems so simple and every day I set it as a goal and seem to fail.

Most days I am doing REALLY well with what I eat, so it's not that I am trying to hide anything, but I know it's so important to see it all written down.


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12/18/12 1:01 P

Today I was not feeling well at all. Decided I was going to skip running... right up until the moment I got into my car for lunch. I started to think about it and thought "this is not going to help me reach my goal, I will feel SO much better if I just do it and get it over with." so I went. And boy does it feel good! I am so glad I went. No excuses! I ran a mile, then ran up and down the bleacher's (all the way across about 10 times each way) twice!

Onto a yummy healthy lunch. a salad topped with some baked chicken, cherry tomato, mozzarella, onion and avocado with some balsamic vinegar and EVOO.

I love that I was able to re-motivate myself and convince myself to go today! Feeling GOOD!

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12/17/12 12:52 P

So I did it! I held off on weighing in like I had hoped and I went from 188 last Monday to 185.6 this morning. Feeling good. No its not much, but I am on track... AND I am losing weight in the hardest month (for most) of the year. So that feels good. I have made some good changes... and still have plenty of work to do. Below are my plans and goals (I know I have posted before but I want to keep it fresh in my mind so I don't lose sight of where I want to be).

How I did this past week with my goals:

1. I have been doing great with portion size... need to work on all 8 glasses of water a day.

2.My goal was to run 3-4 times and I ran 4 days. I

3. I need to continue to try to find time and room to add in a min of a 30 min work out 5 days a week in addition to the running.

4. I did excellent with recording in this journal and tracking my food intake during the week, I didnt track ANYTHING over the weekend. My goal for next week is to track everything!

Starting weight 12/10/2012 = 188lbs
Mini-goal #1, 182lbs by 01/07/2012 (As of 12/17/2012 = 185.6 - Well on track!)



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12/14/12 12:52 P

Back on track and feeling great! Last night at the Christmas Party I took a half portion and made the main meal salmon and salad... I feel good!

Just got back from an awesome run, and then ran up and down the bleacher steps, and did a great ab workout after. Feeling SO good and ready to take on the weekend!

I havent noticed any changes yet, besides feeling better. But I know it takes time and that is ok. Small changes will lead to big ones eventually. Slow and steady wins the race, right? =)

TGIF!

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12/13/12 1:10 P

A not so good day today =/ Damn willpower. Had lunch out with a co-worker and didnt order the healthiest meal, though I hate half what i would normally and discarded the rest. We have our work Christmas Party tonight and I am sure there wont be much healthy stuff to choose from. My goal again is to eat half what I normally would. Back 100% on tomorrow. Running, Gym, and Food!

I won't let today ruin my good start... feeling bummed but I wont let it ruin it.

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12/12/12 9:50 A

Not feeling so well today, but going to go for a run anyway. Hopefully it wont make me feel worse, but I know I will feel guilty if I dont at least try.

Things I have been doing well with:
1. Portion Control
2. Running
3. Tracking food/drinks/exercise

Things that I need to improve on:
1. Bad food choices
2. Fitting in the 30 mins of non-running exercise (sit ups, weights, etc)
3. Getting in all 8 glasses of water, each day I have only made it to 7.

A reminder of myself for my goal this month... I plan to weight in to see if I am on track this monday. Going to try my best to hold off until then!

Starting weight 12/10/2012 = 188lbs
Mini-goal #1, 182lbs by 01/07/2012 (Thats just 1.5 pounds per week = doable!)



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12/11/12 8:34 A

Happy Holidays, Jibbie.

I feel good about yesterday. I made some really good choices throughout the day. I passed on things I normally would have eaten (chocolate chip cookies a co-worker brought in) and made one reasonable sized plate for dinner and did not go back for seconds. I ran well, but since its been a while I didnt do as well as I hoped, but just leaves room for improvement today =)

I've decided to not get back on the scale until next week. I will only weigh in once a week so I don't get discouraged.

I am feeling good about today. I have all my meals planned out and ready for the day, even dinner. The problem I am finding is I am actually not eating enough and I fear that with running I really need to make sure to eat enough, healthy stuff. So I am working on that... trying to get my intake just right.

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12/10/12 6:31 P

Happy Holidays.

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12/10/12 1:10 P

I feel like I finally had that "a-ha" momment. I feel so motived and like I have the willpower to make it work this time. They say if you are tired of starting over, don't quit. Well I am tired, exhausted really, of starting over.

I have 33lbs to lose. And I will lose it. I understand it will take time. It will take dedication. And it will take effort. And I am ready for it, because I am ready to finally be 'OK' with myself. I want to feel better, and I want to feel confident.

I plan to reach my goal by:

1. making healthier eating habits, watching and paying attention to what I am eating as well as the portion size. And adding in 8 glasses of water per day.

2. I will continue to run, but will pay more attention to increasing my distance and challenging myself each time. I will also increase from 1-2 times a week to 3-4 times a week with the plan to increase in the near future.

3. I will add in a min of a 30 min work out 5 days a week in addition to the running.

4. As consistently as possible writing in this journal, but always making sure to track my nutrition and exercise daily. THIS IS MY ACCOUNTABILITY. It has to be done for me to be successful!

Starting weight 12/10/2012 = 188lbs
Mini-goal #1, 182lbs by 01/07/2012 (Thats just 1.5 pounds per week = doable!)

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