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Weekend planning

Friday, January 25, 2013

Over the past couple of weeks the biggest thing that I have learned is that I need to plan my weekends better. Not just what I am going to eat, but what I am going to do if I get bored that does not involve eating.

One of my biggest enemies is boredom. If I am sitting at home watching TV I am almost 100% likely to tear apart the cupboards trying to find something to eat.

Winter in the Adirondacks sometimes is really fun, especially when I can enjoy outside sports. Lately with the weather being between -20 and -35 all I have wanted to do is sit in the house.

I'm thinking the next couple of weeks I am going to try and be out of the house as much as possible because even if I am busy in the house I tend to still want to eat. Maybe I will go visit some friends this weekend!

Hope everyone is doing well! I'm off to meal plan :-)

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TATTER3 1/26/2013 10:18AM

    Keep sparkin'!!

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Fruit and Veggie Cleanse

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Has anyone ever done a fruit and veggie cleanse where you only eat fruits and vegetables? I have done one before, but I lasted about 4 days before I binged worse than before. Does anyone have any tips on if I do it how to fight cravings and not eat everything in the world after? My spouse thinks it's a terrible idea, since on the last one I lost 9lbs and then gained 15lbs within a week.

I've been reading about different types of detox, since I am 100% positive my body is overloaded with junk. I want to do one that is safe and healthy so eating fruits and veggies seemed like the smart choice.

I was going to start last week, but ended up deciding to wait until this week since last week was rather hectic and I've been reading to do the detox under minimal stress.

Wanted to see if anyone had any tips :-)

Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend!

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DENARELLA 10/21/2013 2:29PM

  I am going to try it next week but need the information how to do the fruits and vegetable cleanse. If you have the information can you send it to me. And both of us can start next week to help each other out.

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Fell off the wagon this weekend

Monday, January 14, 2013

This weekend was a ton of fun! I went to visit friends down by my parents on Saturday and then went shopping on Sunday in Plattsburgh. Our shopping days are pretty extensive because the nearest big name stores are an hour away, so we make a day of it. Unfortunately I also decided it was be my "cheat" day and we used some of the giftcards we got yesterday. We went to Applebees for lunch and I made some pretty poor decisions. Oh well. It happens, so I am going to pick up and move on. I did realize however how quickly weight you loose can come back on even after just one day!

I guess the next time I really want to make a poor eating decision I should make just one, not an entire days full :-)

Hope everyone had a great weekend!

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TATTER3 1/14/2013 8:45PM

    Love the attitude...not quitting...'oh well it happens'!!! Just a moment in time!

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MARTY728 1/14/2013 2:06PM

    I did the same thing and had a lost weekend. emoticon

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LUVS2BIKE101 1/14/2013 1:19PM

    We get stronger when we learn from our mistakes. Just look forward and head to your goals!

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Getting harder

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Holy cow today has been HARD!!! Just after I was firmly convinced if I said it was easy and kept thinking it would be easy that it would be easy. The plus side is that between not smoking with the group after staff meeting, not eating a single peice of the two bowls of candy and donuts passed around at the staff meeting and not ordering lunch with the group I have made some very good decisions. So now I am back to it being easy :-)

I did just dance for 25 minutes today and my arms are KILLING me. I couldn't figure out why and then remembered it was moving day (I run a used furniture store) at work and I moved furniture all morning. I am normally not this sore, but we had a huge heavy oak TV cabinet today. I wanted to work out more tonight, but I would say between moving furniture for 3 hours and this 25 minutes I am pretty decent for today.

I did the calculations and determined the maximum weight I should expect to loose a month if I do 30 minutes of exercise daily and eat at the lower end of my calorie range is 10lbs. I always think it should be more, but that's just not feasible. I've contemplated working out more, but I don't want to burn myself out. So if I end up working out more, I work out more, but I won't count on it. While 10lbs a month seems too slow for me when I put it into perspective that means in a year I will be about 100lbs lighter. I realize 10lbs will not always happen, and I will have to re-adjust my calories and exercise but that is seriously amazing!

My motivation right now is how in one year I will look back and be so proud of how hard I worked to make my life better. That candy bowl staring at my face may have been really tempting, but what I will look like a year from now if I keep making good decisions is even more tempting.

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TATTER3 1/9/2013 9:19PM

    Love it!!! Keep Sparkin'!!!

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JREEVES2244 1/9/2013 5:30PM

    Great Job! Keep up the good work, i look forward to hearing your thoughts in a year from now when that 100 pds is gone :)

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VICKI-BISHOP56 1/9/2013 5:23PM

  You're doing great. Keep it up! emoticon

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Feeling pretty good!

Monday, January 07, 2013

After a couple of days of really watching my calorie intake I am finding my sugar cravings are going down. I've been trying to eat mostly protein and vegetables, although I have been having Glucerna shakes in the morning. Any carbs I am eating are slow Low GI carbs which has also been helping. I have been trying to think of this journey as easy, instead of hard. Every other time I have tried a lifestyle change all I do is think of how hard it is. I am just going to keep thinking "It's easy, all I need to do is eat between 1400-1700 calories a day and exercise 30 minutes a day".

Ok, I am fully aware it is not that easy. If it was that easy, no one would have a weight issue. BUT if I can convince myself it's easy, maybe healthy choices will start to come natural to me.

Someone remind me of this when I write a bitchy blog in the next few days about how I am dying :-)

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TATTER3 1/8/2013 6:11AM

    Keep Sparkin'!!!

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TEDYBEAR2838 1/7/2013 9:16PM

    But ya know the best reason? It's so good for our bodies & spirits! emoticon

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MALLORY46 1/7/2013 9:06PM

    What you are describing is the Universal Law of Attraction. This universal law works 100% time just like the universal law of gravity. You will attract what you feel and believe.
Believe it is easy. Feel that it is easy. It WILL BE easy.
As soon as you start thinking "it is hard" it will become hard.
The universe will give you what you ask for 100% of the time.
I believe in you!

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