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My 28 day food experiment + exercise plan

Monday, November 05, 2012

Good news I am buckling down to regular ST (finally). I hired a PT to get that on track. I am counting on it making a difference. I am not happy with my food choices (esp. Halloween choc candies), but my PT is supposed to help with that aspect of life also.

Here's the exercise plan:
Cardio 6x a week instead of the 4-5x. ST is 3x a week, twice with her and once by myself.

If my food choices continue to include so much sugar, I don't think there will be much change in my weight. (exercise has NEVER been my problem).

Shortly after I started Spark I did a 30 day challenge, no candies, cookies and junk food and caffeine. THAT is when I lost the most weight. But I wasn't able to continue past those 30 days.

I need to figure out what I CAN do for my lifetime.

For the next 28 days...
Allow moderate (instead of binge amounts) of junk foods during a seven day period followed by seven days of sacrifice (no junk & fast foods). I started yesterday with the moderate amount week!!!!
I am thinking of the sacrifice seven days like a fasting-type of thing. But right off I'm going to need a better word than sacrifice, something more positive. Any ideas?

Anyway after I try this for 28 days I will see about tweaking the days. What I have wanted to do is something a counselor told me. (and it was so bizarre at the time, I've never forgot it). She said to only have dessert/sweets one night. She followed that up with that's what I do with my family!

Woah! I grew up with dessert every night and cookie or something sweet after lunch too! Until I heard that, I didn't realize other people might not have dessert EVERY evening. It never even crossed my mind!!! It was such a bizarre thot not to have dessert after dinner that I didn't think it was possible to live like that.

So the goal is to tweak the days down from 7 sugar & junk to once a week. I don't know if it is possible for me, but that's my plan. I don't know where this will end up, but there is that quote that goes something like this, if you fail to plan then you plan to fail.



  
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MUSTANG_SALLY2 11/7/2012 10:35AM

    Sounds like you have a great plan in place. I too have a hard time resisting the sweets.

How about instead of Sacrifice Week, you have Sugar Surrender Week, in which you lay down your junk food/sweets and march on thru healthy eating. I should do it too! Hmmm... Have to think about that.

I'm wishing you all the best. Keep us posted.

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GORIANA 11/6/2012 1:24PM

    Sounds great! Good luck.

I too have tried many things with regards to consumption of sweets; baked goods in particular. I tried the once a week thing, but it didn't work for me. What I do now is include something delicious once a day on most days. (This is a change for me. I used to indulge a few times a day.)

I work my treat in to my daily calorie limits and I find recipes where the (sometimes very small) serving is less than 200 C.

Any way, my point is to note that different things work for different people and I hope you can find the thing that works for you. Keep searching until you find it.

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TATTER3 11/6/2012 6:07AM

    I like the planning!

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Whew! Remembered what I wanted input regarding

Monday, August 27, 2012

I was going to ask about 1% milk vs nonfat.

On vaca I had to get 1% or DS wouldn't have milk with his cereal. We did cereal, milk & fruit instead of splitting a McDonald's Big Breakfast. Woot! for us. We saved splurge meals for dinner only instead of 3x a day.

Anywho... I don't like milk, at all, but because of Spark I added it back for a healthier diet. Welllll 1% fat milk actually tasted good. WHAT? DID? I? JUST? SAY? Milk tasted good!
Someone is messing with my head.

So I figured some fat in my milk might be a good thing because then I would actually drink it- instead of buying the ff, wanting to drink it, but in all actuality throwing it out since I couldn't get around to drinking 8 glasses before it expired.

Then last week I saw an article (blog I think) that was titled something like 10 things not to eat fat free. Milk was listed as one of the things to drink with some fat so that the Vitamin D can actually be utilized by our bodies.

I think it so neat (nice, cool) to get an affirmation of something I was looking to change! I'd still love anyone's feedback in addition to this article.

  
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MUSTANG_SALLY2 8/28/2012 12:48PM

    I didn't see that article. I get the FF stuff but since it doesn't like me, I use milk sparingly and usually with a dose of Lactaid. I loved milk growing up. I miss it.

That was a great idea to do b-fast healthy in your room and save the splurge for later!

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STONECOT 8/28/2012 10:21AM

    I saw a program on uk tv a while back, about the fat in cows milk stopping the body from absorbing other fats. Apparently milk drinkers are slimmer than non milk drinkers, and they actually tested these volunteers poo, ( yes really) for its fat content!! Which was far higher than that of non milk drinkers. I'm afraid I use 5% fat milk. I think the low fat stuff is disgusting and I won't use it. And it hasn't stopped me loosing 25lbs.

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FATHINSN 8/27/2012 10:04PM

    I love milk, I hope I will not get allergic to it! Didn't know that milk can't be consume fat free.

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BLUE42DOWN 8/27/2012 4:04PM

    Yeah, I saw the article too and was surprised. I've been drinking 1% since it became available - love milk, but could never stand fat-free.

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DWEBI09 8/27/2012 3:18PM

    I read that article too! Good for you being able to enjoy milk again. It doesn't matter to me fat free or 1%. 1% milk doesn't add too much fat to your daily intake.

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1 pt for login, my bonus spin was 3.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Have you ever matched this or gotten fewer pts?
Sharon

  
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MUSTANG_SALLY2 8/27/2012 10:52AM

    I'm pretty sure I got 1 and 1 a time or two. Now, it's time for one of those big spins! LOL

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GORIANA 8/21/2012 2:21PM

    It happens.

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PURPLELVR7 8/20/2012 9:50PM

    I have noticed that, my normal login is 2 points

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JILLITA55 8/20/2012 5:53PM

    I've been there.

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I forgot what I wanted to ask you!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

No really, I wanted to get input from y'all. I got the chance to sit down, and I guess a consistent 3 hours of sleep a night isn't good for the brain/memory. I'll have to jot a few notes down (when I remember) and hopefully try again tomorrow! This is almost funny.

Good night!

  
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BERGIE8771 8/27/2012 2:12PM

    Yeay I remembered! see next blog (gotta get some pts!)


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SUGARSMOM2 8/17/2012 8:15PM

  well honey join the club . we all do that . some more then others .

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MUSTANG_SALLY2 8/17/2012 11:21AM

    LOL I do that all the time! Maybe you'll think of it today!

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It's My Blog & I'll Celebrate If I Want To!

Saturday, June 30, 2012

The Olympic Trials for swimming is running this week. My college coach's son, Dakota, swam out of his mind and placed 6th in the 200 fly, behind you-know-who, the King of Swimming, especially in the 200 fly race.

While he did not make the team, I just feel so proud for him & his family.
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Forty years ago, almost to the day I did not make the team also. It is still bittersweet, watching. Life did not end, even tho my dream did.

It's my party & I'll cry if I want to. Celebrate for them, sigh a bit for me, yes, bittersweet seems the perfect description.

Like a moth drawn to flame (and burned) I can't not watch!

During my experience, the tension was something I'd never experienced before or since. I am so thankful not to go thru that as a parent. I think that it would be even worse as a parent than as a competitor.

To watch your child's heart break. I wonder if that is why my parents took me camping during the Olympics back then. I didn't get the chance to watch any of those Olympics. As I type this, as a parent, I think I now understand why we went camping! I never did back then. In fact at the time, in my opinion, it was cruel of them. All my friends who made the team, I never got to see their most special swim meet!


Whew a revelation, don't get many of those, especially 40 years after the fact.
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GORIANA 8/21/2012 2:24PM

    Wow, you got to trials.!? That is something not too many can say. I didn't even know how to swim until 2 years ago.

Wow.

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MUSTANG_SALLY2 7/25/2012 9:45AM

    I adore the olympics. I love the idea of you getting a chance to try out. I agree, it would have been hard to not watch the olympics and go on that camping trip but it sure sounds like they were doing what they thought best.

I will be thinking of you as I watch them this year. I'll pretend we are watching together!

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BERGIE8771 6/30/2012 11:59AM

    Yep he swam last night. The biggest shocker in that race, BOTH Brandon &Eric didn't make the team!

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NICHOLE_4 6/30/2012 7:47AM

    That is sooooo cool!!!!!!!! Matt Elliot finished 8th in the breast stroke, he is from my home town!

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