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Tracking to stay on track

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

I'm such an all or nothing type! If I track my food, even poor choices, I do much better than when I start blowing off the logging. Actually, if I log into Sparkpeople and just spin the wheel, I end up doing much better with my food choices.

We're having a fitbit challenge at work and already it's amazing to me how many steps me peers get during the day just doing their regular things. I guess my small one floor condo isn't helpful for racking up the steps! When I stayed at my sisters, my steps went up A LOT just because of the size of her house and the stairs to the second floor!

Progress not perfection!

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ANGELAA8 9/16/2014 2:44PM

    So true Vic! I do fall short on the making a commitment part. Thanks for the word!

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MJRVIC2000 9/16/2014 2:42PM

    Remember that there is a BIG difference between making a DECISION and making a COMMITMENT! God Bless YOU! Vic.

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Slipped but got back up~

Monday, June 09, 2014

Had a terrible food week end. Not prepared and ate somethings I no longer want to. And I FELT the difference in how I felt eating crappy food.

So I'm happy that I'm realizing how food and coffee effect me and it's giving me motivation to stick with my plan!

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XMISSX 6/23/2014 4:12PM

    Perfect! That's how you do it!

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Why should I be so blown away?

Thursday, May 29, 2014

OK so I've been struggling with my weight for....well decades really at this point....maybe only one decade but still........

My Chiropractor suggested a liver/gall bladder cleanse regimen to give them a break from all the fast and processed food I eat and jump start a healthier me. This was a few weeks after her strong recommendation to add fish oil to my diet daily, which I did and in TWO DAYS my mood was better. I kid you not, TWO DAYS!! So I had a high degree of confidence in her cleanse recommendation and I was ready!

So we ordered the cleanse, which was much easier than I anticipated. I could eat lunch and dinner (veggies and lean protein) and had a drink mix for breakfast and snack along with a packet of herbal remedies three times per day. I was not hungry and my guts didn't cramp or become angry as I had wrongly anticipated. I felt really good and since I was drinking the shake at breakfast, actually began to start my day with some nutrition on board. See I usually have 4 cups of coffee for breakfast (oh yea, no coffee on the cleanse, that was my most difficult thing to abstain from for a measly 10 days!).

The cleanse also forced me to bring my lunch to work as well as prepare my own dinners in order to stay within the cleanse protocol. This was a change for this fast food queen, but one I enjoyed as all the fresh spring greens and vegetables are abundant and I enjoyed (and still do) very healthy and delicious salads.

I also committed to logging all of my food during this process so I could see where my calories were coming in at and just to add this commitment too.

So I've completed the cleanse and have continued to eat the same way. It's now been three weeks and I FEEL SO GOOD!!! I've lost 10#, am eating regularly throughout the day, have ditched all processed and fast food, am preparing my own meals and love everything I eat.

I just spent some time on my daily feedback reports and see how easy it really is to stay within my daily calorie range. Heck, I use to eat a days worth of calories at lunch and sometimes dinner too! It's easy to do with fast food. Actually my habit was to not eat all day and at 4 be ravishingly hungry and just power eat all night, feel stuffed and bloated and in a food coma.

So what do you know, you cut out fast and processed food, eat breakfast lunch and dinner with a few healthy snacks if you desire and lose weight and feel terrific!! It's like I'm on autopilot now! I still loath cleaning up the kitchen but it's a price worth paying.

Imagine what will happen when I hit they gym again.....wait for that post!

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SUE5007 5/29/2014 1:17PM


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MCFITZ2 5/29/2014 1:10PM

    Healthy and fresh foods. Yea. What great habits you are forming.
Healthy eating and portion control will really drop those pounds. emoticon

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Wednesday even better!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

So today I braved the scale and viola, I lost 5# already on this cleanse. It's not a weight loss cleanse, but you do end up losing weight as a part of the light eating. I feel better, less bloated and to see 5# drop so quickly (yes I realize it's water and cleanse related) is still motivating! I'm not hungry and am pleased with the food I am able to eat, so that makes sticking with this longer term easy. I'm missing my coffee though!


So far, so good

Monday, May 12, 2014

Well it's Monday...I made it through the week end of my cleanse with absolutely no problems. The Nutri Clear and whey protein drink is actually not bad at all, I don't have to choke it down and upon reading the plan more closely, I discovered that I can have food for lunch and dinner, veggies and lean protein only though, no potatoes, sugar, or junk. I can do this! Especially since it's spring and the vegetables are fresh, salads are amazing with fresh chervil and micro greens and spicy arugula and turnip greens added.

I did have a family dinner for Mothers Day on Sunday and I did have a nice helping of home made scallop potatoes. These were not on plan but I also don't think it will do much damage overall. They were home made and we don't have them very often.

Feeling like I CAN do this and am in a much better mood than when I began on Friday, feeling like my life had ended! Funny how emotions are so tied up in food for me!

So here's to continuing to make progress!

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MTN_KITTEN 5/12/2014 7:09PM

    After I completed an 11 day detox I rolled right into eating clean and feeling fantastic.


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  good for you...:)

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AJB121299 5/12/2014 6:51PM


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