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Re-evaluating Goals

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Well, here I am after another Shabbos.... Blah..

I just glanced at my last blog entry. It was full of hope and enthusiasm for a wonderful Shabbos, a Shabbos that was enjoyed in moderation. Alas, that was not the case. I ate waaay too much of this new dessert I made. Darn you Duncan Hines!! This week has been so-so, could be better, could be worse, but I am feeling alright. I am sure I will get back down by the end of this week. I think I am just going to make a big fruit salad for Shabbos.

We will have to see as the week goes on, I will keep you posted! In the meantime, does anyone have ideas or menus to suggest that are really healthy and delicious?


1 More Point

Friday, January 27, 2012

I will confess, I am blogging this post for mostly selfish reasons. I am only 1 point away for my next Spark Trophy, and this blog will get me there! I know I can't redeem my points for anything tangible, but I just love racking up my points and getting those trophies. Alas, I am a psychology major's dream.

On another note, I reached my goal of working out 4 times this week! Go me, it's my birthday. Well, it's not really my birthday, but you know what I mean. I am feeling really good about myself for sticking to my calorie and exercise goals this week, so I am hoping that motivation will get me through this Shabbos and keep me on track. I made pretty healthy food.... but I also made a delicious new recipe from the Duncan Hines website! Did you guys know Duncan Hines has a website!? It is awesome!

OK, wish me luck and have a good weekend everyone.

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To Stuff my face, or to not stuff my face?

Monday, January 23, 2012

Well, another weekend has come and gone. Yesterday I had the most wonderful day; I went out for brunch with my husband and daughter (all I had were eggs, veggies and coffee), went shopping at my favorite grocery store (Trader Joe's), went to my friend's house to read Shakespeare, then watched the football game. Ravens lost, boo hoo. I really am sad, but nonetheless I am excited to see THE GIANTS DEFEAT THE PATRIOTS!! Last night for dinner we had a roasted turkey breast, green and white romano beans, and instant mashed potatoes. It was soo yummy and easy. I love turkey breast!

The day before.... I pigged out majorly. Like I am way too embarrassed to post what I ate majorly. The good news is I don't feel guilty about it. I feel motivated and strong to take care of myself for the rest of the week. The bad news is I don't want to repeat this behavior, and I have no hope that I will do any better this coming weekend.

So what to do? When it comes to Shabbos (Hebrew for Sabbath) I am starting to feel hopeless. Between sundown Friday through Saturday night, it is food fest at my house.


Moving on up to the East Side

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Well, I'm not actually moving to the EastSide, but someone was singing that song today at work and now it is in my head. I am moving up, or down, however, in my weight loss goals!

I had an amazing breakthrough in my perspective on weight loss this week. I was speaking to my friend Julie, a wise woman indeed, about my mishagas (Yiddish for crazyness) regarding my obsession with the scale, etc,. and she helped me a lot. She told me the body is a very delicate thing, and you can't overdo things by starving yourself and making rash decisions. Today, I promptly took myself off the '20 somethings with less than 10 pounds to lose', because it was driving me crazy seeing 5'7" girls with weight loss goals of 125 lbs! Now I am celebrating that I am at a healthy weight, and I'm just working on exercise and eating right. Now the pounds are falling off, and I am feeling gooooood. Much better than I have felt in awhile about my weight and appearance.

Everyone, listen to me! Don't compare yourself with other people, either on this site, or people you see on the street. We all have genes which largely effect our body's shape. Not everyone is meant to have an athletic looking body that belongs on the cover of "Shape." Not all women are meant to have 15% body fat (Personally, unless you are a competitive athlete, I think it is just nuts). Don't depress yourself over these things - because it is not worth it. I was just reading in the "O Magazine" that the BMI scale is antiquated for this very reason. Eat well, exercise, be smart, and everything will fall into place. Celebrate yourself and your body and enjoy life.

PS. I am not trying to insult anyone, or insinuate that you have to reevaluate your goals based on my blog entry. My point is that you need to keep in mind what is good for you, and not set your goals based on the goals of other people.


Alas, Alack

Monday, January 16, 2012

Hey Spark People World. Just Another Manic Monday.

Baby had a fever yesterday so I took her into the doctor. As I suspected, it is some sort of virus. I could tell that was the case, because her mood was completely normal, only her temperature was off. Hopefully this is a one day thing and it will be over soon. It's always kind of stinky when your baby is sick, though.

I don't know if I am proud of myself or not, but I finally fessed up tot he weight gain. I had left 135.6 on my tracker even though I knew I had gained weight. I am not sure if this was me not facing reality, thinking I could change quickly, or some sort of combination, but today I changed it. I have been doing well... except Saturday night I totally went overboard! Cake!!! Ahh!

Let me explain something to all of you either non-Orthodox Jews and gentiles out there. Every week I celebrate Shabbos (Hebrew for Sabbath) with lots and lots of food. It is like Thanksgiving every week. As much as I enjoy Shabbos, because it means time for friends and family, and a scheduled break from a rather busy life, it also means a weekly challenge to keeping up all the hard work from over the week.

Any advice would be appreciated!


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