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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Last night I tracked my calories for yesterday. I really need to get back into tracking my food ahead of time. I eat almost the same things over and over for a while so I am generally in my calorie range, but I'd still like to do better with tracking. It helps I think to keep me on track and motivated.

Somethings that is working out pretty well for me right now is eating a bigger lunch. Before I'd eat something like chili or a salad and lately I've been eating stuff that I'd normally pick for supper. I've also gotten back to preparing my food ahead of time. Right now in my refrigerator are bags of cooked sweet potatoes, brown rice, and ground turkey. It makes putting together a meal so much easier. Oh! And I am back down to 2 cups of coffee. Proud of that.

Past few days I've been adding in some strength training exercises again. Nothing really structured yet, just getting back into it and figuring out which exercises I want to do. I feel like my motivation has been lacking and I just need to push to make myself start back working towards goal weight. Been thinking about doing another round of the 30 day shred. LOL, just thinking.

What are ya'll working on this week? Thanks for reading.

  
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SUMMER2203 8/21/2014 12:43PM

    funny you should say that about the lunch -- i just received a fitbit report with recommendations to increase weight-loss, and one of the key things is having a smaller dinner (accounting for less than 30% of the days' calories). let me know if this is working for you!!!

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REGINAROLLINS 8/21/2014 11:28AM

  Sounds like you are alot more structured than I am-I have trouble planning ahead and then I am so disorganized. I too need to get more motivated

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ASHESS85 8/21/2014 11:22AM

    Sounds like you have every thing all planned out for success! Great job on the coffee, I had to do the same thing because I like my creamer lol. This week I have been working on getting up earlier to work out instead of doing it after work since I'm doing over time. So far, I've down two mornings haha. It is so hard to get up! But, I do like that it is over and done with for the day. I think I might keep up with it even after overtime is over with. Happy Thursday!

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Already feeling better

Thursday, August 14, 2014

It's amazing how much better I feel after just a few days and a couple of small changes. I'm still sort of battling the snacky feeling, but I know how I am and it's just a phase that lasts a few days here and there. Learn from my past!

I noticed it really helped me to reflect back on what has worked and not worked for me during this journey and other attempts at losing weight before. There are lots of articles and advice out there, but at the end of the day I just have to do what works for me. Sometimes listening to my own reasons is harder than a great before and after image.

I've been doing well with avoiding wheat and even slowed down on my coffee. Been eating a slightly bigger lunch hoping to keep me full longer. Walking is going great and I am really proud of getting back to my old distance. I also did a few thigh exercises too.

Thanks for reading!

  
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SUE5007 8/15/2014 7:38PM

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SLIMMINGSHAY 8/15/2014 1:38PM

    That's fantastic! Good on you for learning from your past and making adjustments from there. Getting back to your usual distance is also a great thing! You got this!

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SPIFF37 8/14/2014 5:04PM

    I agree! Been through enough ups and downs to know how much better I feel when I do good things for my health. Not to mention how proud I feel. If we all listened to our bodies more, we wouldn't do half of the stupid stuff we do! I've gotten really good at tuning it out when I want to, unfortunately!

Great job on reclaiming your daily mileage!

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WONDERWISH1 8/14/2014 4:24PM

    I always enjoy how great I feel after keeping on track for even just a few days. It really gives the motivation to push on even during the hard times. emoticon !!!

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Getting back on track

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

So, I was doing pretty well and then I got distracted. I realized yesterday that I needed to get back on here and really focus on tracking again. It also clicked with me that I have been feeling different and it's because I've been more casual about eating certain foods again like wheat. Today is a clean slate food wise and I am going to return back to the way I was eating before. I know I said I was working on that last few blogs ago LOL. I am not trying, but I am doing it this time.

I've tracked my day. The calories are low so I will have to figure out a snack later. I also walked a good long walk today. Back to my old distance goal from before summer. I've been walking most days just not as far. Time to get back to it because I feel like I could have been a little closer to goal size if I hadn't been so slack with my fitness goals this summer. No worries, not letting it get to me.

Another thing that I have been dealing with which is obvious is lack of motivation. I think getting back on a schedule now that school has started back will help me. I've learned for next summer that I need to set a schedule for myself. I do better with a routine. Today I am going to make me a to do list to work on. I like lists LOL.

Thanks for reading!

  
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SLIMMINGSHAY 8/13/2014 12:53PM

    I have also just realized today that I work much better on a routine! Good on you for coming to your realization and making some changes that should help! You got this!

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SYELLICO 8/12/2014 11:19AM

    Summer is a difficult time, it always seems more laid back and easy to just do a little less. I do much better with a schedule and a routine too. I'm trying to get back into tracking as well! Good luck - I know you'll do it - you've had so much success!
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Another update

Saturday, July 19, 2014

So this week has been ok so far. I have successfully stopped adding extra sugar to my coffee and just using creamer again. Walked everyday, except for today because it's raining. Eating has been good, but tracking could have been better.

Next week I plan to increase my walking distance. I think I may also need to switch up some of my food choices. I am tired of some things that I have been eating. Like bananas and ground turkey. Not together, but you know what I mean.

Thanks for reading!

  
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SLIMMINGSHAY 7/20/2014 9:57PM

    You should buy an umbrella for them rainy days! ;)

Bananas and ground turkey would be so incredibly gross! HAHA! What have you come up with so far for changes?

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Too many snacks for me yesterday

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Yesterday I did ok. I was very snacky and I went over my calories, but overall it wasn't too horrible. I didn't track everything until today which probably would have helped me make better decisions before I went over my calorie range.

I've got today planned out and that usually helps me. I think I've been drinking too much coffee too and today I am limiting myself to two cups. And that will be the last of the extra sugar in my coffee too. Starting tomorrow it will just be creamer and no added sugar.

Walked today, but haven't started pilates yet. Lacking motivation I guess to start something new. Well, it's not new to me but I haven't done it in a while.

Thanks for reading!

  
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WHITNEYLD 7/15/2014 1:24PM

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BRAINBENTT 7/15/2014 9:56AM

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i worked my way to black coffee =)

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SPIFF37 7/15/2014 9:54AM

    Why not save pilates for a day you feel more excited about it? I get in trouble when living healthy starts feeling like a chore. May I recommend blasting some fun music and dancing around your house? Or would you feel too silly with the kids home from school? lol! :)

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