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Guess i still need to track my food....

Saturday, April 09, 2011

So I decided to try an experiment and not track my food for a week. I paid attention to what I was eating and thought I was doing fairly well. But, I tracked my foods again today and I was about 400 calories higher than I thought I was. So....guess it's back to tracking. Ugh. I was really hoping I could give that up to some extent. I don't like being a slave to the computer. But it does seem to be helping. So back to tracking I go.

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JE55IC4 5/14/2012 6:28PM

    I've tried the same thing. I can't be trusted to go with my "gut" on calories. :)

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6 weeks with the trainer

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

I've now been working out with Andrea for a total of 6 weeks. We redid my measurements and weight during the last workout. I lost 3 pounds!!! Considering I tend to put on muscle mass quickly, I'm really happy with that lose. And to top it all off, I lost 0.5-0.75" in my arms, chest, waist, hips, and thighs!! It's not the huge loss that I see people talk about when they start crazy diets and exercise routines. But, as Andrea said, this is real-fat weight loss that will stay off. This is not water weight. And, since I did this slowly, with a diet and exercise routine that I can keep up, this won't come back.

I was so scared to do my measurements, as I didn't really see much change at home. But the tape measure doesn't lie. And I'm starting to learn a bit of patience with this whole weight loss thing. I'm not the most patient person, so this is a good lesson for me. Now, to keep up the good work.


After 1 week

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

I've been on my healthy lifestyle plan now for a little over a week. I've eaten fairly well. I've started to eat in a way where I can have one, small treat every couple of days. And I even managed to have a cheat meal during Girls Night, and then go out to dinner with my boyfriend. I still lost weight!!

My exercising has gotten better too. I worked out 5 days from Sunday to Saturday last week. I pushed myself to keep going, even when I was tired and wanted to quit. I did real pushups, which I HATE and never do. But they are a favorite of my trainer's, so I guess I better get used to them.

The best thing to happen at the end of the week is that I feel better. I feel lighter, less bloated, more energetic, and stronger. If I feel good after only one week, I can't wait to see how I feel after a few months!


The start of 2011

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Like a lot of other people, I'm using the New Year as my starting point for a healthier life. I've gotten most of the holiday bad foods out of the house (a few leftovers that I eat in small amounts or throw away when they go bad). I've gotten better about working out. I started with a trainer this week. So I now have a once a week check-in. I know I already know what I need to do, but I don't seem to have enough motivation to do it. I'm hoping paying for a trainer for at least 3 months will be that motivation. It's been hard this week - I worked out on Monday. Tuesday, I thought I wouldn't even get out of bed, I was so sore. But, I've pushed through and gotten in a workout each day since. Now, early Thursday morning, I'm still a bit sore, but it's much better and I can now get a GOOD workout in again.

My ultimate goal is to lose inches. I fixate too much on the weight. So, I'll officially weigh in once a month with the trainer. No more weigh-ins at home. So.......let's see how this goes!!

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AE_MYERS 1/8/2011 12:00PM

    Thanks, Babycues. Ever wonder how we can be so patient and encouraging with our patients/families, but we try to hurry ourselves up and beat ourselves up when we don't live up to our too high expectations? Good luck to you too.

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BABYCUES 1/6/2011 9:14AM

    Sounds like we have a lot in common! I too put my scale up today! I will weigh in weekly though at work for our employee weight loss challenge. I wish you the best of luck and remember what we tell our patients and families, one day, one thing at a time! emoticon

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