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Sunday, February 26, 2012

To keep from decaying, to be a winner, the athlete must accept pain - not only accept it, but look for it, live with it, learn not to fear it. (Dr. George Sheehan)

The road to nowhere is paved with excuses. (Mark Bell, ?)

If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there. (George Harrison)

Good things may come to those who wait, but only those things left by those who hustle. (Abe Lincoln ?)

We must become the change we seek in the world. (Ghandi)

You'll see it when you believe it! (Wayne Dyer)


Stage 1 again

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Stage 1 - Fast Break

1. track calories eaten each day
2. watch no more than 1hr TV a day
3. get 8 hours of sleep

1. tracking - know what I am eating
I find the tracker cumbersome and awkward to use due to the lack of a single critical feature. When searching foods, the calorie totals and portion size should appear in parentheses in each food listing.
kind of like this:
until they implement this if ever, my personal workaround is to add this info with the title of the food when I enter my own items. for example
Hot Pockets Bacon Egg Cheese (220cal 6oz)

2. find time - learn to fit my new habits into a realistic day
preplan next day meals and enter into tracker

3. set up shop - get what I need, get rid of what I don't
4. learn to use the site
5. goal reminders everywhere
6. find strategies that work for me
emotional eating is my pitfall
1. need a new two week streak/habit to boost my esteem



Sunday, July 31, 2011

I guess I'm not new anymore. Been here long enough to have some success and grow complacent, and so I stopped tracking calories in and skipped the gym for a couple weeks. I guess I am lucky that I havent gained any back, but definitely noticed that I stopped losing. Eyeballing portions, and not working out are likely the culprits.
In my defense I have been working 60-70 hours a week, but that doesn't mean I don't want to take care of myself so I am recommitting to track calories and try to hit the gym regularly as much as possible even when I work a lot of hours.

Has this happened to anyone else? Sure could use motivation or encouragement right now!!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

YOUNGANGELAM 7/31/2011 8:47PM

  I think we've all been there. I went home for vacation, came back and stayed in vacation mode. It wasn't until my husband deployed that I said, "the hell am I doing here?!?!" And got back on track and going to the gym and measuring again. It's a lot to do, but its all in how much you want it. If you want it, go get it!

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BLETHD 7/31/2011 5:51PM

    [Can't quit working so much.] I do asphalt paving, and get laid off yearly from mid december to mid april, so that leaves only 8 months to work.

I do try to take healthy snacks and lunches. Tuna sandwiches and pbj, apples, oranges, strawberries, chobani yogurt, almonds, muscle milk light in morning. Any other healthy snack/lunch suggestions?

I like the walking idea that sounds good :)


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MRSMCINTOSH87 7/31/2011 5:36PM

    Quit working so much!! :P Make sure you're taking healthy snacks and meals to work with you. Pre-bag portions if you can as well. And take a short walk after work. It'll reduce your stress and get in some exercise and nature. You should wear a pedometer too!! What kind of job do you have??

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Friday, May 27, 2011

Stage 2 Revisited Feb 15 2012

Stage 2

Healthy Diet Habits
#1 Control Portions:
1. Buy a set of measuring cups and measuring spoons
2. Measure all single serving sizes for the food you eat this week
3. Create a leftover storage system

#2 Eat the right Stuff
#3 Exercise consistently
#4 Drink water
#5 Eat on purpose
#6 Find unexpected opportunities
Stage 1 Reminders
1. Track Nutrition daily
2. Track Fitness daily
3. Tell one person about my goals every day


Stress Journal

Thursday, May 19, 2011

A. stress test
B. stress journal

(A) Took stress test. Passed. Or failed, depending on how you look it.
Either way put me down as having some stress in my life which I will be working on reducing.

Specific things I can do to reduce my stress include:
1) take some quiet time daily
2) do something fun weekly
3) join/attend more clubs or social activities
4) make more friends
5) improve my health
6) talk about it when I feel angry or worried
7) lose weight
8) religion
9) more contact with relatives
10) give/receive more affection
11) get 7-8 hours of sleep at least 4 nights a week
12) eat at least 1 hot balanced meal every day

What other things seem to cause me stress?
How strong the stress feels?
How I responded?

(B) You are here! (my stress journal)

(C) Set goals
I have heard 3 of the best ways to reduce stress are yoga, meditiation and biofeedback so my goals are to pursue (to some degree) all 3 and see if any of them is a good fit for me!

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KELLIB44 5/26/2011 4:23PM

    I'm sorry you are having stress in your life. I hope you are able to remove those factors from your life permanently and I am proud of you for establishing some great goals. Keep up the great job! emoticon

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MSKIZ69 5/19/2011 9:41PM

    Those are wonderful goals and you are in the right place to meet them all! emoticon

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