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Excited for the New Year for a change!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

So in previous years, I've always dreaded the new year, because it always meant resolutions that I was bound to break, and a new diet to start. Not anymore. I purposely decided to start back on SP during the holiday season, because I figured that if I could stick to that, I could stick to anything. And I've been sticking to it. Deciding to track my food 5 days a week instead of 6 or 7 is my key. I know it wouldn't work for everyone, but when I know I have those two days to look forward to, it's soooooooo much easier for me to stick to the other five. So this year, I will be starting the new year, having lost 5 pounds the last couple of weeks of December, with the plan to just keep doing what I'm doing while gradually adding more exercise, as my body becomes able to handle it. I did 15 minutes on the elliptical, which, frankly, is nothing less than a miracle for me.
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BATTISTOLI 12/29/2010 2:05PM

    congrads for starting spark during (i think) the most difficult time of year for most of us. i have taken a break during this difficult time. i think my body just needs a break, and i think it will shake up my routine (which it already did because i broke my plateau). i look forward to the new year. hope you enjoy yours!

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Week 2 day 2!!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Still tracking! I'm planning to do my yoga yet this evening too. I'm right on target for where I should be in terms of cals, carbs, fat, and protein for today. Life is good. I know how easy it would be for me to slip, but something feels different this time. It's actually getting hard for me to imagine not tracking my food.

  
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BESEVEN 12/27/2010 8:23PM

    That's the plan! Thanks!
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SWEETSUGAR7 12/27/2010 7:49PM

   
Awesome you can do it~

Put some good tunes on and go for it~

Then relax and put your feet up

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Week Number 2!!!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

The exclamation points (or as my second-grader calls them, "Excitement marks," really say it all. I am sticking to my plan. Tracked all my food Sun-Thurs last week, Friday and Saturday off, and tracked all my food today. I've stayed in bounds on cals, and mostly in all other areas as well. Today, I also did a yoga dvd with my daughter. She really loves it, and it's about the only exercise I can safely do at the moment. I am becoming a better role model for my daughter. Thank you for making it easier, SparkPeople!
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BESEVEN 12/27/2010 12:34PM

    Thanks for all the support! This is why I love SP!

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GITTYB 12/27/2010 11:47AM

    THAT'S FANTASTIC! KEEP IT UP!

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IMAOFSEVEN 12/27/2010 5:48AM

    You deserve all of those "excitement points"! Keep up the great work!!!!!

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LIVINTODAY 12/26/2010 7:27PM

    Way to Go!!!! emoticon

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4 Days!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

I can't believe I actually came in UNDER my calorie limit today.

  


3 day streak!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Can I make it to 5??? I logged all my food and stayed within my calorie range all 3 days. My goal is to log everything I eat Sunday through Thursday. Fast during the day on Friday, and then from sundown on Friday until dark on Saturday I eat what I want and log nothing. That's my plan. If I don't have a free day from this, I will never be able to keep it up. Plus, it is literally against my religion to do this from sundown on Friday until dark on Saturday. I don't write, drive, or use the computer during that time period either.

  
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JAZZERCISEGENIE 12/23/2010 8:50AM

    wow I try but with holidays and stress and depression not happening

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LIVINTODAY 12/22/2010 2:10PM

    It sounds like a workable plan to me! Honoring your religious beliefs is important! emoticon

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PHEBESS 12/22/2010 9:44AM

    A lot of people don't track on Shabbat. As long as you pre-plan the rest of the week, you should be okay. Or you could mentally keep track of cals and just limit yourself to stay within range (intuitive eating).

And you could make your 3-day streak a 6-day streak - and then keep track of how many weeks you have your 6-day streak!

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BESEVEN 12/22/2010 1:02AM

    I've tried that. It's just too difficult. I don't eat exclusively at home. I walk to services (it's a mile and a half round trip), and they have lunch there afterwards. I never know what it will be. But also, I need to have one day a week where I don't have to think about it. It becomes obsessive for me if I have to do it every day, and whenever I get obsessive about something, I eventually start to resent it and then I quit. It's hard enough to track my food every day--the only way I can keep it up is if I know I have a two day break.
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CHIBIKARATE 12/22/2010 12:24AM

    emoticon pre plan your food and write it down before to keep within your religion emoticon

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