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Day 4 Of My New Eating Plan

Monday, September 24, 2012

Today is day four of my new eating plan. I am doing a great job, much to my own surprise. I tried adding 7 almonds yesterday to my daily food total and it put me exactly at my goal. Thanks Slenderella61 for suggesting it!

Now I'm in the process of juggling the food content. It can be tricky to stay within your range and eat everything you need, to get and stay healthy. This week my focus is on increasing my dairy intake. I had two glasses of skim Lactaid milk today (eight ounces each). I even remembered to take my vitamin D3 and calcium.

Another area that needs work is increasing healthy fats. That would make a great goal for next week. Remember, baby steps can add up to big changes!

  
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NIGHTSKYSTAR 9/24/2012 7:58PM

    Excellent job!! so proud of you!!

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SLENDERELLA61 9/24/2012 7:14PM

    Good going!! You are just getting healthier and healthier!! You were already more than half way there since you exercise regularly, eat plenty of freggies, drink water, and many other good habits. Now that you are adding the milk and healthy oils, there will be no stopping you!! Good for you for adding the almonds. That is a great healthy choice when you need a bit more to eat. Take care. Keep up the good work, Cyndi!! -Marsha

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Progress Through Variety

Saturday, September 22, 2012

I was getting so frustrated by not making any progress that I decided I had to make additional changes. On Thursday, I joined a weight loss program to enlist some support. I signed up for a monthly pass, knowing that if I'm paying for a program, I will pay closer attention. Stepping on a scale to weigh in once a week and recording it in black and white will make me much more accountable. I am doing this in conjunction with Spark People and am very excited about it.

The first thing that became apparent, upon analysis, was that I don't eat enough food. Apparently this can be common with some people who are hypothyroid. I was shocked to say the least. I am back to tracking everything that goes into my mouth. Right now, I'm taking a look at food combinations. By this I mean balancing my intake of all different kinds food and still staying within my range. I had fallen into the rut of limiting the variety of foods that I was consuming. Yesterday was my first full day eating with a wider variety of food. I had a little bit of difficulty eating enough because I eat so many fruits and veggies and their calorie count is so low. I talked to Slenderella61 about it today at the gym. She suggested that I add more nuts and foods like avocado. I'm going to try doing that and see what happens.

What is amazing is that I'm so over weight and am used to cutting back on what I eat instead of increasing what I eat. However, the focus isn't just on calories but on the value the food is bringing to my body. For example, eating lots of fresh vegetables and fruits is good but I need to pair that with more lean protein, healthy fats and .... gasp!!!.... more healthy carbohydrates. In the last week I have rediscovered the joy of the baked sweet potato. Sweet potatoes are delicious when topped with unsweetened cinnamon applesauce. Yummy! I am also looking at the sugar content in the foods that I buy. Staying away from processed food as much as possible helps me to avoid added sugar and sodium.

This morning when I got on the scale, my weight dropped 2 pounds. Finally, I am making some progress. The advantage of this new way of eating is that I am never ravenously hungry. When you feel full, you have fewer cravings. So far so good!!! So, if you see a blur zooming past you this week, that is me doing my happy dance!

  
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NIGHTSKYSTAR 9/22/2012 9:06PM

    Congrats on the loss!!! I tell so many people...you HAVE to eat enough or you wont lose, and you might even gain!!! the body thinks its starving and nolds onto EVERY SINGLE CALORIE!!!
good for you for taking hole...i know from experience. and listening to that ridiculous cals in cals out thing..that DOESNT WORK FOR EVERYONE!!!
I'm so proud of you!!

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This And That.....

Thursday, September 20, 2012

I was much more careful when exercising today. I didn't use weights for my first hour. I forced myself to skip most of the first water class. The second class is range of motion, stretching and strengthening. The final class was deep water and I participated fully but didn't try to be a hero.

After class I ran errands, got a flu shot and went home to eat lunch. I had a big tossed salad with a few sliced egg whites thrown in on top. I finished up with a toasted whole wheat pita and an apple. I've had over 65 ounces of water today so I would consider myself a success.

  
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DONNABRIGHT 9/21/2012 9:58AM

    I alaways consider you a success!

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SLENDERELLA61 9/21/2012 1:31AM

    Good going!!!

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 9/20/2012 10:52PM

    Excellent!! Great job!!!

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Resting Out Of The Water Today

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

After overdoing it yesterday, I benched myself today. That meant no water aerobics for me today. Instead, I took a walk with hubby and the two dogs. It was very muggy today and we all overheated quickly. The air conditioning felt wonderful when we came back to our house! I will try to be more careful and pace myself tomorrow. I've done a great job with pacing so far and this is just a slip up.

  
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SLENDERELLA61 9/19/2012 6:46PM

    Glad you are back on the reasonable track! Hope you enjoy your sensible water exercise tomorrow!!

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 9/19/2012 5:25PM

    good job on KNOWING!!

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I Overdid My Workout Today

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

I overdid my workout today and am dragging. I know better and just got caught up in my water classes. I will be more careful tomorrow and really watch my fatigue level. No doubt I will be stiff and sore tomorrow. Time to go and rest!

  
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PEGGYANNSCH 9/22/2012 10:26AM

    Maybe you need to take a day rest.Don't push yourself to much. You are doing emoticon

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DONNABRIGHT 9/19/2012 10:30AM

    Maybe a day off today?

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SLENDERELLA61 9/19/2012 7:25AM

    Ooops! And you were doing so good setting reasonable limits. As you have told me, more is not necessarily better. Take care. Rest.Maybe a massage and some stretching??

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 9/19/2012 12:17AM

    Yes be careful!! Feel better!!!

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 9/19/2012 12:17AM

    Yes be careful!! Feel better!!!

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