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Eating Breakdown

Friday, October 08, 2010

Well I have been doing pretty good about eating until last night. The evil steak and fettucine smelled sooo good that I ate then I ate at 7:30 p.m. But I ate with my whole family. And then I went into ok one cheat day is allowed so I ate a brownie, cookie and rocky road ice cream.
Measured it all. I know blowing it is blowing it no matter how I measure. Then I started feeling really sick. So sick that I could not sleep until 4 a.m. Then had to wake up with the kids. I am still not hungry for breakfast or lunch. I did transfer my over indlugence to the next day's worth of calories. I am waiting to crash and sleep but I am wide awake.

Will I learn a lesson? Well next time I go to the grocery store I will pick up some of the lean cuisine fettucine and pot roast and all the foods my family loves so that I will be portion controlled in some way.

But I am on track today. No more comfort food in sight or smell.

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SKYSEARCHER 3/16/2011 11:51AM

    It's ok - today is a new day. Also, have you thought about getting one of those food scales so that you can portion control without the lean cuisine?

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HEALTH-E-COACH 10/8/2010 12:01PM

    Great job recovering. Everyone makes mistakes. The key is you didn't beat yourself up TOO long over it and you took steps to prevent it from happening again in the future. That is the most anyone can ask of themselves.

You learned from it and now you move on. Good job.

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Commitment to Not Just do Gym

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Today I decided as I looked at my dog that I am going to walk her at least 3 times a week and get the kids to walk her on the days I do not. It is pretty sad to look at our dog and think that I am not incorporating her life in mine.

The nice thing about today is I knocked on a friend's door and asked if she would like to go walking. She said yes and said she needed to walk with someone. So I committed to Tues and Thurs with her. Saturday I would try and walk with my husband. The rest of the week I would walk or exercise in the gym. That would give my body a little inbetween rest. I tend to get competitive in the gym.

My next goal is to clean up my forever clutter in my house. I think I'll write out a goal each day. I have to clean up at least the office and diningroom-library looking mess.


Wow! I can't believe I actually did it!

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

I went to the gym today did a 9.5 incline going 3.5 mph.

Last month I was good to be at 1 incline.

I wonder what will amaze me next month.

And all I did was shed 10 lbs and login everyday.

So for all of you out there who are exercising and hurting don't give up.
I wanted to also but after a month of exercise, I am finally getting stronger.
I feel like when Thanksgiving rolls around I will shock the heck out of my relatives!

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MOMMABOF7 10/6/2010 10:04PM

    That incline really kicks butt!!!!
Hubby and I just made resevations for the Smokey MTNS. We love to hike! I should probably use my treadmill a few times on incline.

Your doing great!

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Nutrition AHA Moment

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Well, I have been strugglling with eating right since I was a teenager. My mother was very health concious and lived a very healthy life. In doing the nutritional breakdown for a month, I thought it doesn't matter, after all I'm taking a vitamin. It will cover everything. Well last night I decided to enter my vitamin like a food in my Nutrition area. And much to my surprise, it didn't cover everything that I need.

Then I looked at my food analysis for the day and I was short on Magnesium and Potassium.
I need these to help combat high blood pressure. And maybe this is part of the reason I have high blood pressure. So as course follows...I look up all the foods rich in these two.

It is amazing how much I have learned from Spark People. I am going to be a devote Sparkie for a long time. Can't wait to see what I am going to learn tomorrow. emoticon

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DARBOYMOM 10/5/2010 1:35PM

    That's a really good tip -- I should do that with my vitamins!
emoticon for sharing!

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Baby Steps

Monday, October 04, 2010

Everyday has been a surprise for me lately. Things I couldn't do I am doing. Like today, I went to walk on the treadmill and I thought...I was going to have start from the beginning since I had not been to the gym in a week. (I decided that I had better start exercising at home in case it rained or hailed or sick child, that way there would be no excuse about exercising). Well I did better than I did a month ago. I increase my incline and was able to walk at a faster pace for a longer time without feeling tired. Wow is that me?

I also threw out all the sugared cereal in the pantry. My entire being seemed to reject it being in the house. That was a big step.

I stepped on the scale today....it said 166 1bs! I am officially down 10 lbs. I started dieting before sparkpeople.

What will tomorrow bring? emoticon

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

GETMEBIKING 10/5/2010 2:38PM

    Congratulations! You're doing fantastic! Keep it up.

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MHNGJR 10/5/2010 3:48AM

    emoticon I love the bit about the sugared cereal. When I really want to snack and there is nothing else crunchy in the house, that's what I go for.

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MOMMABOF7 10/4/2010 10:00PM

    WOOHOO! Your are doing Great!!!

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DJ4HEALTH 10/4/2010 9:29PM

    That is great and I bet you feel good too. Congrats on the weight loss too!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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