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KOKOMAD Posts: 726
7/1/13 11:59 A

How's it going this week Bumps?

BENNYTINNY Posts: 2,379
6/27/13 10:11 A

The SP nutrition and fitness tracking are great tools to use also. If you follow Kokomad's advice on eating the same things starting off, that will make it all the easier to track after the first time (save you foods in favorites). Benny

6/27/13 9:12 A

good luck in the is surprising when and where you will find it. It may be at a park, the doc's office, a restaurant. When it hits you will know.

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6/26/13 11:42 A

Thanks Kokomad,

I was hoping someone would respond!
This is kind of a funny situation. I KNOW that my great accomplishments were missing in my Sparks life. And it feels like I am trying to fit into my old skin.

You are right. Piece by piece and meal by meal for each step forward. I feel like I 'forgot' most of what I was learning.

And you are correct...I have to learn that routine again and recreate myself.

KOKOMAD Posts: 726
6/26/13 10:43 A

Hey Bumps,

Don't worry too much; being concerned about it is half the battle. I have just been back at it for the past few months myself. Ease back into a routine and don't feel like you have to work out with the intensity that you may have done in the past until your body is ready. Set a few days this week to walk for 30 or 40 minutes and build from there.

Diet wise find a healthy breakfast and lunch that stays pretty consistent for a week. Eat the same things to make it easy for shopping and staying on target for nutrition. Maintain a nice Calorie/Protein/Carb/Fat ratio. I like to eat a small omelet with lots of veggies a small bowl of cereal or oatmeal with fruit. I might add a 4-6 ounce serving of green fruit/veggie drink like Naked's green machine. This breakfast gives me 3 veggie/fruit servings and I feel full before I walk out the door for work. For lunch, I like a big hearty lean meat sandwich cut in half (easy on fats like cheese and mayo) and a serving of cooked broccoli and a piece of fruit. I eat half a sandwich and a fruit/veggie at about 1130 and then the rest about 2:30. I am never hungry and don't feel like I am missing anything. For dinner, shoot for reaching a good balance to meet the requirements for food for the day, following the nutrition target for the day. Save some room for a healthy snack a few hours before bed.

Use the resources on Spark. Stretch after each workout and try to get a little more sleep that what you are getting now. This is a start; it seems to work for me. You got this!

Edited by: KOKOMAD at: 6/26/2013 (10:49)
BUMPS2 SparkPoints: (10,189)
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Posts: 200
6/25/13 10:06 P

Wow. I never thought to be in this place! I had to break off everything for a few months due to remodeling and gutting my house. I never thought that would be an interruption....but running and watching the contractors block off parts of my house STOPPED my whole routine.

I am WANTING to be focused and get into full swing of my routines. GOD please help me. I was starting to loose weight (afraid of getting on the scale) but I know my clothes are somewhat abs and arms are not 'pulling' like they were getting. I was starting to 'feel' firm around my stomach. Even though my pants were an inch looser....I need to get back to FEELING HEALTHIER.

I don't know if anyone has ever felt this way; I'm not totally lost but even getting familiar with our Sparks software and tools has made me feel like a lost dog.

Someone please give me a BOOST.

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