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Challenge day 2

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

I logged all my foods again today. I avoided the sweets that were calling my name louder today. Today i was hungry. I only went over 200 calories but was too exhausted to go on my long walk today. I may have been pushing myself too hard since I had just worked in the yard 2 hours. Anyway, my exercise tracker says I made up for it in working out. I also rode my bike 1 mile and walked .75 miles in some pretty steep hills. The worst part was feeling my middle jiggle all the way down the hill. I know it doesn't have to be this way.

I am motivated to keep trying even though I know it will be harder again tomorrow. Why harder? because I ate less today than I wanted and worked more calories than I took in. The body is going to rebel. I have done it before, and I will do it again.

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    Slow Motion is better than No Motion... emoticon emoticon

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EDELWEISS33 10/3/2012 12:08AM

    make the most of the calories you do take in!

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Challenge day 1

Monday, October 01, 2012

I logged all my food. Yay me! And stayed in calorie range without getting hungry. It makes me wonder if I did it correctly.
Then I did my Tiger Wellness Videos. They seem to be helping the tightness and pain in my back and shoulders.
They do make me tired so it is a good thing I do it before I go to bed. Very relaxing.


My October Challenge

Monday, October 01, 2012

I read from someone else's blog that they were using the calorie tracking pages as a pre-planner. I am going to try this the night before and then tweek it after I have eaten all day. I hope that will help me see how much I can budget for between meal foods. Not much I am sure.

1. Track every night for at least 20 minutes.
2. Strength training videos 2X per week
3. 5 mile walks another 2X per week
4. Shorter, stress reducing walks 2X per week with Saturdays off due to other physical activities during the day.

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DRAK416 10/1/2012 12:45AM

  Gl, Congrats on plan

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Withholding emotions

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Imagine preparing to go to a hot balloon festival and anticipating the grandeur of rainbow spots dancing across the skies. You are sure the festivities will be grand and the abundance of people milling about to share in this grand event. Yet when you arrive, only one balloon hangs in the sky and the crowds sparce.

I believe myself to be a passionate person. I yearn to share my emotions and feelings, but whenever I try I feel misunderstood. Inside I have multitudes of balloons and a desire to share them, but I feel alone. One glorious balloon means nothing without others to share the wonder.

I tuck it all inside and my stomach aches. It is easy to drown the pain in any kind of food; my favorite being chocolate. When I step back I can see myself trying to hide behind my super sized bottle of chocolate covered almonds. Why did I buy them anyway? Answer: I knew i would soon feel Alone again.

But today is a new day and I am going to try and express myself in new ways. I must find allies in this battle of the bulge!!!! Somehow, I know the answer begins with me. I am the one that needs to reach out and be the friend I so desperately long to have. I need to use the resources at my fingertips.


my day

Saturday, August 18, 2012

I love the feeling of stretching the muscles to the limit without over doing it. I love the feeling of accomplishment when I have finished another exercise class. I love to walk for 90 minutes at night and wonder if I am going to be able to keep up the pace and soon I find I am home.

Lack of exercise is not a problem for me. I like the outdoors and I like to challenge myself. Unfortunately, food is the problem. I also love to eat. Today I logged my foods for the second day in a row. Because I exercised early in the day, I ran out of steam in the early afternoon and wanted chocolate to pick me back up!!! I decided to rest instead. After an hour on the couch, I had one low-fat zucchini brownie and 20 ounces of water. I stayed within calorie range. Yeah me!

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VAMPYRE03 8/18/2012 1:46AM

    Great job sticking to your guns!!!! I like how you're prepared with "zucchini brownies" I've never heard of them, and since it sounds like you're a foodie they must be tasty... who would've guessed!.

Have a wonderful day!!! emoticon

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