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A Better Day

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Well today was much better, I went to the gym did the treadmill, cross trainer and rowing machine, swam for a mile (64 laps), then went and had a 20 minuite sauna, it was lovely and relaxing. Took the dog for his morning walk as usual, did some tidying up.

I had a pear for my snack on the way back out, I didn't get time to eat lunch as my son called up and needed me to print him off his insurance documents but then I had to rush out to pick up my daughter to have her nails done but they were running 35 mins late and she had a dental appointment at 3.10pm and he was running 20 mins late...does no-one ever run on time these days, do they think we have time to spare because we have nothing better to do.

I took my granddaughter climbing then we were going to go to bike night but it started raining so we went in the car, on the way back we called at some friends to see them and we were offered cake and a drink of wine which I declined when my friend asked why?, I told her that I was trying to cut out sugary products and cut down on my alcohol intake, she said and I quote "why would you want to lose weight? you're gorgeous as you are", I thanked her sincerely but explained I felt uncomfortable with the way I was and needed to change my lifestyle.....why is it that when you tell someone you're trying to change for the better they always seem to have a negative positive, are they uncomfortable with the fact that you can admit there's a need for change in the way you were living? Where's the encouragement and the support? I've got to admit I was a little bit disappointed with her response.

I made all of my goals today...yay!!!

A much better day today, here's hoping tomorrow can be even better emoticon

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TONYPADILLA 7/3/2012 4:59PM

    I feel the same way, when I am on track, feeling healthy and fit. Remember, though, it's not all about you. Sometimes a compliment is just a compliment.

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Monday, July 02, 2012

I always start the day with good intentions and usually start off really well but these past few days I've been really struggling especially when it comes to sugary food and their portion control emoticon problem
healthy Food...doing well
Willpower....what willpower?

Did my 30 minuite run this morning and not finding as difficult anymore and I really do enjoy it, took the dog for his morning walk, I enjoy that too. Tracking food at home, it's going well and I am getting the hang of it. The real problem is when I go out, take tonight for instance, we went out for a friends birthday and had a carvery, not so bad I hear you say, no not too bad at all I loaded up on the veg and a little bit of the other stuff and was doing really well but then they brought out the birthday cake, chocolate cake with chocolate slab sides ( I don't like white chocolate so I didn't have any of that) then they brought out a dish of ice cream for each of us and I didn't leave any. I managed to stay in range of my calorie intake but I've set myself a challenge to not have any refined sugar products twice a week and what with having an ice cream yesterday as well I'm starting to feel I will never meet that challenge but I will persevere and I will go 2 days without sugary foods this week.

So tomorrow I need to work harder at exercising to get off what I've eaten of the bad foods today and not to eat anything that doesn't contain natural sugars either, wish me luck I think I'm going to need it emoticon

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FENWAYGIRL18 7/2/2012 7:19PM

    wow what a cake ! snack on a skinny cow it's a fudge bar that tastes like a million calories with only 100 hahahahaha good luck

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A Good & Bad Day

Sunday, July 01, 2012

Well it's been a good day in the way of keeping within calorie intake and another ride out on the motorbikes to see an old neighbour that moved to Sutton On Sea with her son and daughter in law, it was lovely to see them all again and do some catching up also a ride out from there to Skegness but there is where it started to go wrong, I gave in to my inner demon and had a small battered fish, chips and mushy peas, I ate the batter instead of taking it off, not satisfied with that I had an ice cream too emoticon

Naughty, naughty, naughty but I couldn't help myself, I didn't even feel guilty before or after but I suppose the good news is I didn't go over my intake the bad news is I didn't do any exercising today either apart from taking the dog for his walks and walking around Skegness but tomorrow and next week I'll do some catching up emoticon

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BIKECHIC1 7/1/2012 3:25PM

    Thanks, there's always a silver lining somewhere if you look hard enough emoticon

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VEUVEGIRL 7/1/2012 3:23PM

    I love you are able to see the silver lining!

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A Good Day

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Had a good day today, went out for my morning run and not finding it quite as strenuous as I did when I first started which made me feel good, took the dog for his morning walk, showered got ready for work and had my healthy breakfast, did my morning at work which went really really smoothly a big contrast from yesterday.

I'm getting a cross trainer so now I can do a bit at home if I don't get time to go for a run in the mornings before work, a friend bought it a while ago and at first she used it quite a lot but then she started having a bit of trouble with her legs and hasn't used it since but to be fair she's a good bit older than me and she's not been well for some time now.

We went to Birmingham on the motorbikes after lunch to see one of my husbands relatives that he's going to do some work for, she lives in a grade II listed building it's beautiful but it needs a bit of care and attention to restore it to it's original beauty, it was very windy but we made it there and back in one piece emoticon

I managed to sneak in an alcoholic drink with dinner this evening as hubbies mum was over from Stockton and she came to join us for something to eat, we don't see her very often so it was nice to spend some time with her, even managed to stay under calorie intake which I was chuffed to bits about. All in all a good day.

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BIKECHIC1 7/1/2012 3:18AM

    Thankyou that's very kind of you, me too.

Hope you're having lots of good days too emoticon

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    Glad you had a good day! Hope there are many more to come.

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Reliable Scales

Friday, June 29, 2012

Talk about disappointed, I've been using a pair of old scales and when I say old I mean 20 years old or there abouts to be honest I was amazed that they still worked at all so me being me, I started to weigh myself on them and I thought brilliant I they still work and I'm not as heavy as I thought I was but on a shopping trip I saw some digital weighing scales and bought them got them out and promptly weighed myself, low and behold I'm about 9lb heavier than the old scales had said, so now I'm in a dilemma which one do I believe, the old ones or the new digital ones?

I also now have to change my weigh in tracker and haven't got a clue how you do it.

I've had a really crappy day today at work, I over laid as it was by sleeping through the alarm, I managed to wolf my breakfast down and shot off to work running late, traffic is bad on the roads which is delaying me even more, today is the day the olympic torch comes through our area today and everyone is getting done what they need to before they close of the roads and when things seem to be calming down I realise that I can't nip home for my break and have to take it close to the call I'm going to next but I have 2hrs to kill so I nip to a shop for some lunch and manage to get a tuna nicoise salad (thank goodness) a bottle of water and a couple of blue ribband biscuits, luckily I always carry my kindle around with me where ever I go so I sat in the car eating my lunch while reading. I managed to get to my first call but then I had to go miles out of my all away round the opposite way to where I needed to be for my second lunch call and it took me 45mins to get there and when I did finally get there, the gentlemans sister was there and she had done his lunch so there was nothing for me to do, on the way back to the office the roads had opened but there was bumper to bumper traffic all the way back, managed to get to the office in one piece, talk about stressed.

When I got home I went for a power walk to blow off some steam, I had take out and didn't go over my calorie intakes, so not too bad a day after all.

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BIKECHIC1 6/30/2012 5:25AM

    What a cracking idea never thought about that. Thanks so much will try that emoticon


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NIKWEN 6/29/2012 8:47PM

    Don't hold yourself down!! If you have any weights take them to your scale in the morning (when you weigh yourself!) and test it out that way - - if your 3lb weight weighs 3lbs on the scale -- then don't stress it out. If it doesn't - see about resetting it somehow (older scales I remember had a way to set it back to zero - some digital ones do too!).
So don't beat yourself up - could be a fluke!
You should be able to go to your sparkpeople start page - then "Track my Weight" and put in a new entry.
... but I'd wait until I checked my home scale before I did! :)

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