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I sabotage my own efforts!

Friday, January 14, 2011

I recommitted..was/am doing great really, but then I am my own undoing. Picked up some dark chocolate pomegranate at Costco yesterday. Hard to limit to one serving. Then tonight, though I ate a perfectly acceptable dinner, I fixed DH a pizza emoticon (nope, didn't eat any) but since oven was on, decided to bake a pie that has been in my freezer forever. emoticon THAT was a bad decision..well, baking it wasn't but having some was. I should have read the calories and serving size BEFORE instead of after!!! I know better! Well, enough today.

Tomorrow we go to a wedding in the afternoon. No telling what they will be serving. After today's fiasco, surely I can do better. One day won't do me in, but it DOES break my stride and I can't exercise away the damage I did today.

emoticonTomorrow, tomorrow ! I Love you Tomorrow! Tomorrow is another day!!! emoticon (Thank goodness!)

  
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2CATS2LOVE1 1/17/2011 6:35PM

    Though we don't celebrate holidays, I must admit I get carried away w/ all the goodies that time of year. AND, I am off school for the holidays and simply LOVED TO BAKE!! Well, now I pay the price for eating...
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Hm. Unfortunately I gained 20 lbs since 2009. You are one of the select few that know this.Lol. Time to get back to program.
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CELEST 1/15/2011 11:47AM

    Dont you just hate it when that happens?! You start the day really really well and then something goes amiss.
I did so well even though I spent the day at the assembly then after the assembly DH made me a steak for dinner.....calorie laden, calories I didnt have spare. emoticon
So tomorrow I'll have to watch carefully what I put into my mouth..no more delicious surprises.
Hope your wedding has some good options for you.

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NANA2PRINCESSES 1/15/2011 6:21AM

    This would be me on most days. I start out with the idea of being "perfect" with eating choices, some days even manage it, then in the evening blow it with horrible choices. Enjoy the wedding,
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ANGELWINGS71079 1/14/2011 9:12PM

    We all have those days and for those who don't then their willpower must be bionic...lol Don't let that pie win twice. It already tricked you so you can't let it bum you out too. The best way to look at is "At least I know now". Have a Sparky weekend.

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GREEKGIRL71 1/14/2011 9:01PM

    I almost did the same, but decided it wasn't worth eating the cheesecake in the fridge, that seems to be calling me since lunchtime!
If you can dance at the wedding, maybe you can burn some calories and what you eat won't be so bad! So get down and boogie off those calories!

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ONLYTEMPORARY 1/14/2011 8:58PM

    I do the same thing! Then I wonder why on earth I did it. Never a good reason either emoticon emoticon Love the Tomorrow song. Still have my migraine in my right eye so getting off. Hope the rest of your day went/goes well emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Choosing L.I.F.E.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

I found some inspiration as I wandered around on SP. With the permission of MUSICLVR98 I am copying her comments and her program here in my blog...for me to be able to remember what she said..but also to share her wisdom with others.
Thanks MUSICLVR98!


Choosing LIFE: One day at a time

I'm making my battle cry this year "Choose LIFE" because I need to:
L - leave behind the old habits, thought patterns, and way of life
I - intentionally make good choices that will help me be physically, mentally and emotionally healthy
F - find people and activities that have a positive impact on me and saturate my life with them
E - each and every day spend time with God and thank Him for the thousands of blessings He pours into my life

Also, it reminds me ...
I'm making my battle cry this year "Choose LIFE" because I need to:
L - leave behind the old habits, thought patterns, and way of life
I - intentionally make good choices that will help me be physically, mentally and emotionally healthy
F - find people and activities that have a positive impact on me and saturate my life with them
E - each and every day spend time with God and thank Him for the thousands of blessings He pours into my life

Also, it reminds me daily that I have a choice to make... every day, every action, every bite.

My Program:
My three "rules"
1. Take it one day at a time.
2. Do the absolute best I can.
3. d=Don't be afraid to ask for help.

  
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SUNNYDAZE9 1/14/2011 11:20PM

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LOVINGMYSELF101 1/13/2011 9:40PM

    Asta and Musiclvr98, what a great motto! I think I will print these out and put them where I can see them every day. Very inspirational! Thank you!

((HUGS))) -Rose emoticon

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MUSICLVR98 1/13/2011 9:05PM

    You are so welcome! I hope it helps you, as it's changing my life little by little! So nice to have you as a new SparkFriend!
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Heart rate calculator

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

I was taught in a class yrs ago how to take your heart rate and how important it is to monitor your heart rate during exercise. I know many people have gadgets to do this for you, but many of us do not.

WebMD had this on today's email (among other things) and I thought it helpful to know.

www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/healt
htool-target-heart-rate-calculator?ecd
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ONLYTEMPORARY 1/12/2011 3:52PM

    Thanks, I usually do mine at the gym on the treadmill and recumbant bike.

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GAMOMMY3 1/12/2011 1:28PM

    Thanks for sharing this reminder Asta!

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What a nice surprise.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

It is just a little thing, but nice to know.

I love doing T-Tapp. I also know that we should shake up our routines so our body doesn't get lazy with the workout.

Today I decided to use the gazelle instead of doing the T-Tapp....and I watched Dr. Oz to keep my mind occupied. I did T-Tapp techniques...in how I stand and move on the gazelle. (I have a hand-me-down gazelle and no instructions.) I even added some of the T-Tapp shoulder rolls and arm exercises while 'walking' on the gazelle.

My knees didn't object to 30 mins. on the gazelle! Wow, nice surprise.

Better yet, logging in what seems like not much exercise really, turned out to burn over 300 calories. WOW..nice surprise! emoticon

  
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CINA-MINI 1/12/2011 3:55PM

    Asta, I am glad your knees don't object! I tried one at the timeshare. I thought it was interesting how it worked. It was really working my butt and thighs.

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BBGYRL4 1/12/2011 11:06AM

    emoticon keep it up!!

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CELEST 1/12/2011 10:58AM

    Since the gazelle was designed to work on your the gluteus maximus......your 300 cals are probably off your butt emoticon If you had my butt you' d have this look on your face with that knowledge emoticon

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LOVINGMYSELF101 1/11/2011 8:56PM

    Asta! Great Job! I too, have a gazelle that I use with my recumbent bike and walking. It was so fun to do, even DH likes it! Glad to hear you are doing so well.

(((HUGS))) -Rose

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GAMOMMY3 1/11/2011 8:51PM

    Other then the animal, I have no idea what a gazelle is. However, I am happy that you had a nice surprise! And that your knees aren't complaining!

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ANGELALD1958 1/11/2011 7:41PM

    I LOVE the Gazelle! Have fun! emoticon

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ONLYTEMPORARY 1/11/2011 6:52PM

    emoticon now you have another work out to do. Good for you! emoticon

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Restart week one.

Monday, January 10, 2011

It is snowing here. emoticon I know some places routinely get tons of snow but for middle Tennessee, 3 inches is a major event. emoticonI tried to post the photos I got this morning...but this program says they are too big. Maybe I can find a way to resize and post..I am not good at manipulating the photo programs on my computer. emoticon

Today was weigh-in for my first week since I decided to reevaluate everything. I have been on SP for nearly three years. I have actually lost 16 lbs..and if all were as it should be, I would be well on my way to my goal. BUT...as of today, I am right back at my original starting weight...and that with the two lbs I lost last week.

The scale read lower last Friday. I am not discouraged (granted, was a little annoyed this morning!) but I KNOW I must do this. Seeing my friends and others work so hard and see the lbs roll off ...and realizing that I have been on SP for so long really got my attention. There are many here who lose over 100 lbs in less than a year. Obviously, what I am doing has not been working. emoticon

SO, last week I began this journey anew. I am tracking my food intake...which I have done off and on for a long time. I am trying to boost my physical activity level...also something I have been working on for some time. Now I must do it more consistently. I really need results.

It is positively ridiculous that I KNOW what to do, KNOW how to do it, and still am sitting at the starting gate. I do know I am more healthy now than three yrs ago. I did have a health event I would have preferred to have skipped. Still, no excuses. I have been coasting along, enjoying Sparkpeople but not applying what I know to my own advantage.

So...week one...two pounds "officially" gone...again! Yea, me! I might add, that I FEEL great...and also feel all the tweaks I am achieving with the added workout efforts! Eek!

PS...it is snowing again. emoticon

  
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JENROD4410 1/13/2011 8:47AM

    Asta, I know exactly how you feel. I also know EXACTLY what to do to lose weight, and yet I've struggled with my weight since High School. I realize that I get lazy with the food tracking, and if I exercise I think I have this liberty to eat more. But you will do it! You will reach your goal! Thank you for the inspiring blog!

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CASJ57 1/12/2011 6:54PM

    Good job on the restart - and yes, why is it we don't apply what we know?
Here's to the new year!

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GAMOMMY3 1/10/2011 8:49PM

    emoticon Yes, Asta, let's all get on the ball and lose this weight! Time to get serious! I'm glad we can all do this together!
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ONLYTEMPORARY 1/10/2011 7:05PM

    It's always good to assess things and tweek what we are doing. BTW 100 pounds in a year is not healthy at all. Just do your best emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LOVINGMYSELF101 1/10/2011 5:47PM

    Good for you Asta! I know together we will form healthy habits that will last us a lifetime. May Jehovah reward us and our efforts, may we stop using chocolate for emotional stress, LOL!
Big Hugs! -Rose

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BOOKWERME 1/10/2011 2:44PM

    EEK! I am a year off...it has been nearly FOUR years!!! emoticon

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CELEST 1/10/2011 12:37PM

    Isn' t that comment just too beautiful and encouraging. Your story is sooo much like most of ours. We could make a new team but that would encourage us not to make the effort.
You are making a new start and thats awesome. I have too. I am proud to say that I have lost 2kgs (4.4pounds) since the start of the year. My biggest issue is keeping the weight off...not so much losing it. So here's to us.....onward march.

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COOLCALLALILY 1/10/2011 12:31PM

    I'm proud of you, Mom! emoticon emoticon

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