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Restart + 2 weeks : Weigh in

Saturday, March 15, 2014

I weighed in this morning and was very happy to see a loss of 2.2 lbs (was 236.6, now 234.4). I had a good week, but I know that sometimes, even after a good week and especially after a big drop, I don't see weight loss. Even though I was ok with food this week, I was very sedentary as work was crazy.

Seeing the number go down is encouraging, but I am not focusing on the number too much. When I took some time off the scale, I put it in my laundry room. I have left it there so I don't feel tempted to hop on it in the mornings. I want to avoid the emotional roller coaster of daily weigh ins.

I have one more week before our spring break trip to Florida. I am very committed to having a great week and getting caught up on work. I made great progress reducing my to do this list week and I would like to really empty it up next week.

  
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KIMBERLY_Y 3/19/2014 12:46PM

    Yay for you! Trips are such a great motivation to stay on track. So happy you are staying so positive these days. We cannot be perfect all the time. We can only be try to be our best. Hope you have a great trip.

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GOODGETNBETR 3/15/2014 6:13PM

    emoticon on the loss. Have an awesome trip!

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10 day streak!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

I am really proud of myself, I have been tracking for 10 days straight. It hasn't been a perfect 10 days, but I have tracked the imperfections.

A few months ago, I read Potatoes Not Prozac and it recommends having a very high protein breakfast and eating 3 meals a day with no snacks. I have been doing both, for the most part. The breakfast I settled on is 2 eggs, a bowl of berries with a few spoonfuls of greek yogurt on top. It has 22 grams of protein. I have also cut back on my creamer in my coffee and am measuring it daily (instead of eyeballing it). Whether it is the reduction in sugar or the increase in protein, I am staying full longer. I used to be ready for lunch at 11 am, not I am easily waiting to 12.

I haven't completely cut out snacks, but I have cut down on them. I have found it to be an easy transition so far. My worst snacking time is 8 pm at night. The kids all eat their "midnight snack" then and I want a little something too. A piece of fruit is usually the answer.

So basically, everything is going really well. I am feeling very good and very happy. I haven't been doing much exercise, but small steps, right?

  
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CAKAROO 3/13/2014 5:33AM

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LEZASEDAI 3/12/2014 10:55PM

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glad to see you are tracking not snacking!

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KIMBERLY_Y 3/12/2014 10:47PM

    Wow! That is terrific news! You are doing great! Congratulations!

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KRILL14 3/12/2014 7:25PM

    Keep up the good work! emoticon

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Weigh in

Saturday, March 08, 2014

It has been a good week! I have tracked my food daily and stayed right in the range of calories. I only did formal exercise once, but I got lots of steps and did a lot of standing. Work this week was very stressful, I am planning on working this weekend too.

Last week I weighed in at 243. I didn't even want to post this number because I knew most of it was water retention, I was so swollen from my flight from Norway. My feet were huge and achy, my whole body felt like a balloon. This week I weighed in at 235.6, a 7.4 lb drop. My feet are still a little sore, but I think most of the water weight is gone.

Happy weekend!

  
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CARINEVE 3/11/2014 4:39AM

    Travelling does that to you, nothing you can do about this.
I saw in your earlier blog that you are back on track with tracking and exercising, good for you!!
I like that you said it feels good to care again!! emoticon emoticon
That kind of positive attitude is really inspirational to me.

Carine

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Finding my mojo

Monday, March 03, 2014

In February, I gave myself a break from the scales, the counting, the food obsession. I needed that. It was a welcome break, though I had lots of real world distractions with trips home, deadlines at work and a European trip.

March is here and I found my mojo! When I was on the plane home from Europe, I decided to recommit to tracking and get back on track exercising. I weighed in this morning, stocked the fridge, tracked all day. I took a long walk yesterday and today I went for a run. I am doing a heart rate zone training plan for 5 k.

Feels good to care again!

  
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CAKAROO 3/5/2014 5:56AM

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TRACY1201 3/3/2014 8:22PM

    Excellent! It is awesome that you were able to get back on track in a month. In the past I've undone all the good work I did with long breaks.


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MSROZZIE 3/3/2014 7:58PM

    Great blog, thanks for sharing. Good luck on your 5k training plan. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Back from snowpocalypse

Sunday, February 16, 2014

I went back to TN to take care of my mom during her second surgery. The surgery was on Tuesday and I was hosting a retirement party on Saturday. I live in the south and we had a bad snow storm in between Tuesday and Saturday. It was very stressful to have to get back home. I got back 2 days later than I planned and only had 1 day to prep for the party.

The party was last night and went great. I think the retiree really enjoyed it. It was a lot of work but I am glad i did it.

This week is all about getting life "back to normal". I have spent more than half the last month taking care of my mom. I am here for 1 week, then I go to Norway for a week (Norway, in February, I don't know what I was thinking.) So I have a week to get back on my feet. I look forward to a few weeks in March where nothing special is happening.

  
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LEZASEDAI 2/19/2014 4:38AM

    Wow. Norway. At least you have experience with snow now hehe.

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CAKAROO 2/17/2014 5:57AM

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AUNTRENEE 2/16/2014 9:51AM

    Looks like you've been busy. Just reading your entry made me tired. Take care of yourself.

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