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Catch Up

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

I didn't realize how long it has been since I posted on here. I have been doing really good. I had about 3 weeks where I thought "Oh NO here I go again." I wasn't exercising much, eating not great and feeling just wiped out and tired. I then got back on the wagon and thought NOPE I won't go there and I have been exercising pretty much 6 days a week taking Sunday off other than taking a walk.
I started the Couch to 5K training 4 weeks ago. The first week I couldn't believe how badly out of shape I was especially cardiovascular. Started up the second week and started to feel like I was getting shin splints. I thought man this just stinks. I did research I have had them before and did more research and started doing trigger point therapy on them. The next week I started back running this time on the treadmill and I am happy to say I am now on the 3rd week of training and feeling really great. I am also walking, biking 100 jumping jacks a day and lifing weights.
I am a happy camper at this time and feeling super good.

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NEW-PAMELA-BERG 4/2/2013 5:38PM

    Awesome! Keep up the great work :-)

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Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas! I have forgiven myself, I know I have made some of not the best choices but I will do this. I decided not to deprive myself but to control portions a little more.
I got a new pair of sneakers & a Fitbit Zip that I asked for from my husband. I am so excited. With the right frame of mind I can do this. I will succeed and take up much less space by next Christmas. Heck I will certainly take up less space by my Birthday in June.

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SHERRYGAYL 12/25/2012 10:01PM

    Good for you! That's a great attitude emoticon It's not about deprivation but about moderation and making mindful decisions rather than living life on autopilot! emoticon

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Struggle & Give In

Friday, December 21, 2012

Today was a struggle. I ate an apple for breakfast. I really should have eaten more. I was out finishing up Christmas shopping and I gave in to hunger, temptation of fats and cravings. It is easier to say this on an empty stomach, I know I made a mistake with this choice. I gave in and had a very fattening and unhealthy lunch.
Why do I keep sabotaging myself.

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ASHPATCH11 12/21/2012 4:46PM

    dont sweat it just better choices nxt time :)

I did the excat same thing today plus many chcolate treats at work :( better choices anytime can

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LAWANDMUSIC 12/21/2012 4:37PM

    Well,well. Sabotage? Really? A single incident is OK!! Just pick up and move on.

I had one day in the last seven where I was over calories. Just four calories, mind you, but still! I ran the seven day report and, WHEW! I was OK.

More calories out than in. That is, for me, the point.

Anyway, keep on trucking! All will be well. Smile and move on. You can do it!

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Can't Decide

Thursday, December 20, 2012

I am struggling to decided exactly how I want to live my life. Meaning I feel I need to eat the way I want to live. I was a vegan for 2 years (MANY) years ago. And then I went 85% raw and vegan this past summer for 3 months. I felt really good. I just hear conflicting information about eating so much fruit due to the carbs. But then I have seen and heard about people who have lost so much weight and are amazing athletes. I am confused and can't decide what to do. emoticon . Any ideas or information I would love to hear from you. Thanks! Hugs, Bobbi Jo

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SHERRYGAYL 12/20/2012 10:09PM

    Personally, I am currently researching vegan options. I already eat vegetarian more often than not but have serious problems getting my protein up daily (and my carbs down). Today I had tuna for lunch and still had to have 3 hard boiled eggs for dinner to get my minimum. I *really* hate what eggs do to my stomach. But meat products tend to make me feel sluggish and really tired, almost worse than refined sugar (which gives me migraines, btw). As the other posters have said, every body is different and responds to different things. You have to figure out what works for you and how you feel after eating various things.

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Best of luck with your decision!

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KGWINDER 12/20/2012 9:27PM

    Eat track and discover! Each body is unique and yours will lead you to what is right for you.

Shortly after starting spark, I had a month long venture into being vegan (I really didn't know what that meant when I started - no honey?!). I already knew I felt yucky after eating meat. But in tracking on spark, I became concerned I wasn't getting enough b12 protein etc so I started eating more breakfast cereal since it was fortified - and I became sicker! Its was suggested that it was the wheat/gluten, so I switched to rice cereals. I collapsed while skiing and at the hospital it was discovered that my iron levels were really high and I have a genetic condition that makes my body collect iron faster than others. No wonder my body hated meat and fortified cereals.

I personally love fruit. I break the rules by using whey powder to make sure I get high protein levels without the iron - which makes for many happy smoothies. If you don't want to do milk products there are some great rice protein powders that can be added to soups, stir fries etc. It is all a matter of balance and getting to know your body through tracking and discovering.

Happy tracking and sparking - welcome to the site and I hope you teach all of us in a year what your body liked best.
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KATRINAKRAUT 12/20/2012 5:21PM

    Listen to your body ( versus your mind/ inner critic telling you what you think you SHOULD be doing/eating/ being). Carbs are not the enemy. it is not all or nothing (it does not have to be anyway). If you felt good eating a Vegan diet and it was sustainable for you, then do it but be flexible. If you are not eating this way for religious reasons, then do some exploring. You will figure out what works the best, feels the best and is the least stressful.

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