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Monday, March 29, 2010

Well here I am, another week... had weigh in tonight, down 1#, for a total of 7.4 in what 5/6 weeks?? I can live with that!!

I was sure that I hadn't done well this week... Friday was a "Supervisor Appreciation Day" for me and 3 other Supervisors at work. Total surprise... I skipped the bagels and cream cheese they brought in, but the pot luck lunch... and the cake... and ice cream bon bons!! WOW!

I managed to have a taste of most things, but not a lot of anything!!

Friday night we went out to dinner... and I succumbed to fish & sweet potato fries!!

Saturday I had a few chips with lunch... had more chips later in the day... and still had popcorn (cooked in butter oil) while having family movie night!!

Sunday we went to the casino, and while I thought I was making decent choices at the FREE Buffet... I walked out of there feeling pretty full! I wasn't stuffed as I would normally do, so I thought, OK maybe I did do OK! Then we sat in Margaritaville, for a drink while waiting for time to catch the bus... so I was sure today would not be a pleasant weigh in, but I was prepared for anything!!

I must have made good choices, and I walked a lot yesterday... because I tell you I was mega surprised when she said down 1#! WOW...

So now I am home... will make my salads for the rest of the work week lunches... will make soup for supper... drink another bottle of water, then some tea and settle in for the night.

I am so happy, but now want to make sure I "tow the line" between now and Easter!!

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CMAJERAK 3/29/2010 11:50PM

    Woohoo! Awesome job. Sometimes "letting go" of the stress of eating "correctly" is as good as making perfect choices. So happy for your (and DS') great WI! You're doing awesome. This time it will stick! Hugs.

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Another week!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Well here it is Tuesday... had weigh in last night, down .2#! Certainly OK with me, but not quite what I had hoped for! I know that I was "out" Sunday and didn't "track" as diligently as I could have.

Then Monday... very busy at work... let the day get away from me... didn't track well, ended up not eating properly, and went to bed feeling disappointed with myself! I also didn't have enough water yesterday!!

Today: Had some cake at work for boss' birthday... drinking my water... was taken to lunch by my supervisor... had a tuna salad... huge amount of greens, some other veggies, but more tuna with mayo then I should have had! Oh well, tracked it and can live with it!

I have met most of my daily "goals", should have more carbs and more fiber! Will see what I can do! I am prepping my produce for the rest of the week tonight, so maybe I will have some fruit... add carbs and fiber (?) without a lot more calories...

Just feeling like I let myself down the past three days, and if I continue to let myself get out of control I will only disappoint myself at weigh in again next week!

I am hoping that writing my feelings... and thoughts, will somehow "magically" make them more solid in my mind. I will also write in my journal, like I do (almost) every night, before bed. I need to get my head BACK in the game... now I am at an average of 1.6# per week? Not a great average... so I want a boost before next weigh in!!

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TRIGFROST 3/23/2010 6:40PM

    emoticon Won... emoticon got side tracked...Remember....

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OXYOKE87 3/23/2010 6:35PM

  Carol, just remember that 1.6 loss per week is better than a 1.6 gain per week!! Slow and steady wins the race. You are doing great!!

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A first time for everything!!!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

"You've gone over your weekly calories burned goal by a significant amount. If you have increased the amount of exercise you are doing, you should update your fitness settings to make sure you are consuming enough calories to support the additional activity."

Now here's something I don't do very often!! Gone over my calories burned goal!! WOW...

I am not however, going to change my goals... this doesn't happen very often... not sure it has EVER happened... so I will not worry just yet!!

IF I do this more often, like 3-4 weeks in a row, THEN I may think about changing my goals... meanwhile, i will just hope that it will be beneficial to my weight loss progress!!

I feel like this is a POSITIVE thing for me for a change!! Weigh in Monday will be the test I guess!! Looking forward to it this week... emoticon

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CMAJERAK 3/21/2010 7:20PM

    Great job, GF! Yippy skippy! Like you said, not time to panic yet about starving, right? Hugs! Carol

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In a "funk"

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Well it is Thursday, and I have been in a "funk" most of the week! I was trying to blame the time change... but seriously, it was only an hour... and I have been sleeping "enough" all week, but still feel tired and irritable!

I have been meeting most of my goals, however I have excused myself from exercise all week!! WHY?? Lazy... the only word I can use... LAZY!! Today however... I am taking early lunch, so I will NOT let the nice bright sunshine call me away from my work out at Curves.

Fourteen years ago, I lost 60# by walking... only walking... this time around however, that doesn't seem to be the case! I haven't walked "seriously" so maybe if I made it a regular daily habit, it WOULD help, but for some reason I talk myself out of almost everything I think I should do! Today I will not avoid it!!!

I was running late today and didn't get my lunch packed, so I will be ordering out... a turkey, on whole wheat, with no mayo, let/tom/on/pickles... not "bad" for me, just not my usual salads. Maybe this will help also... maybe I have been having too many salads, and even though I hit my daily calories, proteins, carbs, etc., maybe I just need something different!!

My "challenge" wioth no salad for lunch is getting enough fruits and vegetables in my normal daily diet... so today, I will have to make up for that!

WOW... weird how putting this all down "on paper" so to speak, helps... I now feel more committed to making this a good day, regardless of my not packing lunch!!!

One hour until I can go work out... think it will help my "mood" of the day as well... thanks for listening! emoticon

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NBLNBL 3/19/2010 3:23PM

    Good for you for pushing yourself to go to Curves! I'm so glad you felt better afterwards. Exercise can be energizing, can't it?

PS Thanks for visiting my blog. I thoroughly enjoyed yesterday's walk in the sunshine. It really lifted my spirits.

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CAR58OLE 3/18/2010 12:16PM

    Well thanks friends... I pushed myself to go to Curves... burned 453 calories... feels good!!

Drinking my water... 72 oz when this bottle is gone... will hit my 100 oz mark before I go home for dinner!

Have to remember to post HERE when I am feeling "lazy"... it really did push me to get moving!! I hope I remember this feeling tomorrow...

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KATERYN 3/18/2010 10:27AM

    It's that time of year. Not yet full spring, not yet still winter. And the time-change doesn't help. What will help? Getting outside into that sunshine for as little as five to ten minutes a day! We (I include myself in this) just need to push past the fog and let our healthy habits and routine carry us forward. In otherwords, go thru the motions (faking it!) until you feel internally motivated again. I promise - it will help! Fake it until you make it!

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KAITY_MAY09 3/18/2010 10:11AM

    good luck. I have felt the same way all week, haven't made it to the gym all week, but I have been eating under my calories.

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LOLEMA 3/18/2010 10:05AM

  I don't think you are alone this week. Although my exercise has been above and beyond my eating has been a little slack. Daughter is on Spring Break and that is not helping either.

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Feeling Hopeful

Monday, March 15, 2010

Here it is another Monday... and I am feeling hopeful for a decent loss at weigh in tonight!

I had a family dinner yesterday, which I know I "overate" but not thinking I did a terrible as usual! I stopped at one plate... sat for a few minutes... felt full, so didn't have more. I DID however enjoy some dessert... but no guilty feeling about it!

I didn't open any wine, so all I drank all day was water... not even any soda!!

I also got some exercise, in the form of putting more laminate flooring down in the bedroom!! A lot of up and down... not heavy physical work, but movement none the less.

I did check the scale at home this morning and it was down... from last week... but my "official" WI is Monday nihgt at my WW meeting!

I am so not used to feeling THIS good about a Monday WI in a long time... for years I was doing so well all week, just to blow it on the weekend... not this time though!!!

I met most of my goals, most of last week... not striving for perfection, so meeting some of them most of the time works for me... nothing to stress over! :-)

Blogging or messaging every day is one of my goals... so here is to starting off the week on a good note!!

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CAR58OLE 3/15/2010 8:30PM

    Well it was good, but not great... stayed the same! I am happy it isn't a gain, but really was expecting something of a loss!!!

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CMAJERAK 3/15/2010 7:41PM

    Good luck tonight Carole! Hope you get the great WI you deserve. Headed to the WW site now to see what you had to report. Love ya GF!

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CASHEN9 3/15/2010 10:12AM

    Good luck with your WI tonight. It sounds like you have some good news in store for you. Have a great week!

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SROUS1340 3/15/2010 10:02AM

    Congratultions on a great week! Good luck tonite with your weigh-in. emoticon

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