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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


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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Monday, July 14, 2014

This past weekend we had plans to go out to eat both Friday and Saturday. Friday turned out to be two meals plus some sweets. Whoa. Saturday was just one meal and it wasn't totally crazy. No regrets, it was all yummy. Well, I had fish on Friday and anytime I eat fried food which is a rare occasion it makes me feel gross afterwards. But, that's nothing new to me LOL.

I did not do well with keeping track of my calories, but I did keep in control and didn't eat all day. Today is a new day for tracking and I plan to start it off right. Already went walking today. Yay!

This week I'm working on all the same goals I mentioned before, but really need to find consistency with my eating again. Overall I do well, but I know I could do better at times.

Thanks for reading!

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SLIMMINGSHAY 7/14/2014 10:53AM

    Great job getting a walk it already! That's fantastic!

I struggle with food and this past weekend was a bust for me too, but today is a new day like you said, so let's make today awesome!

We got this!

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MCJOYFUL 7/14/2014 10:32AM

    You can do it! Tracking does make such a difference. Good job on walking already today! emoticon

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Yesterday went very well. I stayed in my lower calorie range that I recently went back to and tracked everything that I ate. I did make a change to something I ate so I didn't exactly stick to my planned out snack, but I made the swap before I ate it in the calorie tracker to make sure it worked first.

I also remembered to time my walk this morning. My plan was to maybe try some intervals today, but I think I gave it my all the whole walk. It's been a while since I put that much power into it. My dog does have to make a couple of stops so it affects my overall time, but I am still proud.

I mentioned in my blog from the other day that I needed to get back in a routine of waking up earlier. Yesterday I turned off my alarm clock and got back in bed LOL. This morning I was able to wake up on time. Yay! Hoping this will help the way I feel and also being earlier means it is cooler outside. Maybe the pooch and I can build up to walking further next week.

So here is a recap of my goals for the next two weeks:

-track calories everyday even if I go over emoticon
-start back timing my walks emoticon
-strength training
-blog once in a while since it helps keep me motivated emoticon
-continue to work towards buying a smaller size jeans for the fall
-wake up earlier and get back into a routine emoticon
-no dairy, no wheat, no added sugar
-start doing pilates
-try to not stay in work out clothes all day

I'm 'bout to work on that last one on the list and get dressed. Thanks for reading! What are you working towards this week?

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GYPSYGOTH 7/11/2014 10:08AM

    I love planning ahead on the tracker... it works SO well!

My goals are very similar this week... although I'll never give up dairy emoticon

I am also trying really hard to get into a better routine that includes getting out in the sunshine earlier, and doing more regular housework, as well as actually accomplishing things that might help me not be unemployed and totally unstructured.


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SLIMMINGSHAY 7/10/2014 6:10PM

    great job! Waking early is tough for me so good on you!

You totally got this!

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SUMMER2203 7/10/2014 11:43AM

    love these goals!!!!! you've got this :) :)

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Close, but no cigar

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

This week I've been working hard on getting back on track. Each day I accomplish at least one of my goals, but haven't really had the perfect day of being completely back in the weight loss game. Yesterday I did well with tracking my calories and planning my day out, but got lazy when it was time to cook. I ate some chili which I was saving for my lunches which was fine, but ate some chocolate which kept me in the higher calorie range when I was trying to lower it.

Today is a new day. Forgot to time my walk, but I walked. Going to plan out my day in the calorie tracker when I am done with this blog and sticking to it today. I have to cook today anyway so no excuses.

I am trying to ease back into eating less starchy foods as well. This helped me before so in effort to get back to basics I decided to go back to what has worked for me. I've also started putting sugar in my coffee which I need to work on reducing. Small changes to get back to into my routine and hopefully back into the losing weight mode!

At first I sort of was giving myself this week to get my act back together. But, then I realized that I am giving myself a way out. Last week was sort of the same thing. Do you see the cycle? I am putting my foot down today with myself and will stick with my planned meals.

Thinking ahead for next week, I'd like to continue with this weeks goals plus these:

-no dairy, no wheat, no added sugar
-start doing pilates
-try to not stay in work out clothes all day

I am working on the first one already except for the no added sugar part. Not sure how my dog will react to me trying to do pilates LOL. Anyone else stay in their work out clothes all day? I admit I like it, but I don't feel like I get dolled up much anymore. While I do want to lose weight to be healthy, it is also to look better. I don't look like these girls taking selfies and posting on instagram looking all hot with a full face of makeup in their tight leggings and sports bras. I have a messy bun or pony tail most days, no makeup, tank top, and walmart shorts. Don't judge me.

Thanks for reading! Are any of you struggling with getting back on track since vacation?

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POMATOJUICE 7/11/2014 11:00PM

    I'd do workout clothes all day if I didn't get so sweaty! I have to hang them up so they can dry out for the next day. I'll totally admit to being lazy and only washing them once a week, though. I get a strange sense of accomplishment when I can see white sweat stains on my sports bra! It almost seems like a shame to wash away this physical proof of me working out. lol. Then again, I don't want my clothes to be able to stand up on their own!

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GYPSYGOTH 7/11/2014 10:29AM

    Oh, my goodness, yes on the workout clothes all day... Since I haven't had a job, I don't think I've worn "real pants" or "not a sports bra" more than a handful of times. I admire women who make an effort every day... and I wish I was one of them...

Good luck with the pilates with the dog! When I do yoga or pilates my cat likes to get under me. Sigh.

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SLIMMINGSHAY 7/9/2014 7:31PM

    I love just chilling in whatever is comfortable and if that happens to be workout gear, than so be it!

Sounds like you have a good plan going forward. You can do it! I'm right there with you trying to make changes this week with foods to see some progress. It's beyond time...

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SPIFF37 7/9/2014 1:47PM

    But doesn't it feel good knowing you look better in your Walmart shorts? And at least you got out of your pajamas! You can do this, you're the most dedicated person I know in the weight-loss arena right now. :)

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