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I ate less than normal...

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

And still felt pretty good! I got hungry a couple of times, but I ate the snacks and meals I had prepared. I even had room for a cookie (and filled it!).

Exercised again and have plans to go again in the morning.

Time for bed now. Sleep is another important component of weight loss!

Night all!

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GEEMAWEST 11/24/2009 8:26PM

    Good job, Barb. I sure wish it was bedtime here. It's only 5:30 here.

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GLOBALKEEWEE 11/24/2009 3:25PM

    Excellent work making and sticking to the master plan. I almost always budget in dessert!

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RWETHAIRYET 11/24/2009 11:41AM

    Funny how whenever I leave room for a cookie...I make sure to get it in.
Good job sticking to plan and cracking down on that eating.

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Revamping the plans and still succeeding!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

I went into the Start page and changed my goal weight from 134 to 126 and gave myself until 1/31/2010 to reach that goal. Yep...Thanksgiving, Christmas (and all the mandatory parties) and my birthday ALL fall in that short two month timespan.

That means that I need to make smaller goals and the timelines that go with them. So here they are.

By December 6th, I will have lost two pounds (132)
By December 20th, I will be down another two pounds (130)
By January 3rd, I will have maintained (130)
By January 17th, I will have gotten another two pounds off (128)
By January 31st, I will be at my new goal!! (126)

Did you know that you get fewer calories when you're trying to lose weight than when you're trying to maintain? Oh, okay, I knew that intellectually, but DANG!! Seeing it on the Nutrition Tracker just really hit home! I guess that means that I will have to go back to entering my food in the day before I eat it. It's a good habit and this is just reminding me.

Bring on the holidays!!

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DOINFINE 11/23/2009 11:13AM

    I'm with Betsy on that question. I'm trying to lose too and I can eat up to 1,550 calories a day! That's a lot! I try to stay around 1,300, 1,200 being my low range.
You have some great goals and a good plan to get there. I know you will be successful, but I will pray that you "survive" the holidays, as they are the tough times of the year not to eat.
May God bless your efforts!

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BKNOCK 11/23/2009 6:26AM

    I was shocked because since I altered my exercise plans my calorie count has gone up. Why should I be eating more if I want to lose?

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GEEMAWEST 11/23/2009 1:16AM

    Good Luck with your plan. Sounds totally obtainable to me. You can do it!!

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Teenagers who want to earn money are wonderful!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

My daughter gets an allowance every week. She gets it in part because she has certain chores she has to do every week and in part so she can get some practice managing money before it is vital to do it right.

That said, her "needs" are larger than her allowance. She asked if she could do any chores to earn extra money (I did something right there!) I thought about it and decided that I could afford to pay her $5 if she cleaned the refrigerator. Of course, I low-balled her and said I'd give her $3. She took it!! Woo Hoo!!! And, she did it ALMOST as good as I would.

When she was done, I told her how good it looked and told her thank you very much and I even paid her! She was happy and I was ecstatic. Sometimes, having a teen is a good thing! LOL!

BTW, exercise done! In calorie range, done! Started out right and kept on going!

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RWETHAIRYET 11/23/2009 1:30PM

    Wow, I'm impressed!! Mine always wanted to get paid for chores that they didn't end up doing, lol.
It's been a lot of fun watching them learn to manage in the real know, the world that expects them to actually work for a living??? So far none of them have asked to move home, lol, so they must be managing!!

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GEEMAWEST 11/23/2009 1:20AM

    You are doing a good thing teaching your kids about money. At least they will know that it doesn't grow on trees.

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DOINFINE 11/22/2009 3:09PM

    When I lived in Florida as a child, my mother used to pay us 25 cents for a coffee can of shelled pecans. We had a tree right across the street.
I think she got the better end of the deal! I just paid almost $5 for a bag at Wally-world today!
Allowance...that brings back alot of memories!
emoticon Good blog!

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BKNOCK 11/22/2009 8:33AM

    Man how I used to work for that $3 a week when I was a kid!

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BERGIE8771 11/22/2009 1:50AM

    I would pay my son an allowance IF he did his chores. He doesn't, so I don't.

Glad you are having a good result. I think I will talk about the chores and try again with him.

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VVKIMBO07 11/22/2009 1:48AM

    lol Oh the allowance! How I wish I could still get one! :D

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Started on the right foot and kept on going!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

First of all, thank you to all who posted support on my blog. You are all a big part of the reason that I stayed on track today. Didn't want to come tell you that I was weak! LOL!

Went to lunch with the girls and I had Blimpie's grilled chicken bacon ranch without the ranch. Later in the afternoon, I was exhausted and hungry. The cookies from every vending machine in the plant (and it's a BIG plant!) were calling my name. So what did I do? I ate the yogurt and Fiber One cereal that I brought from home. It was enough to sustain me through the end of the day.

Came home, still beat and now hungry. I cooked the pizza (yes, pizza) and ate one piece. Then I went to the gym! Still had room in my calories and I was hungry, so had one more piece. I get the thin crust with chicken, spinach, artichoke hearts, bacon and other yummy stuff on it. (Did anyone else notice the bacon-theme?)

Basically, I am proud to announce that I started day one meeting my goals! I will be doing abs and arms tomorrow. Legs on Sunday. By Sunday evening, I will have the remainder of my strength workouts planned.

Now, time to go back and watch my BSU Broncos beat the Utah Aggies. Not destroying them like they should, but winning!

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GEEMAWEST 11/22/2009 1:04AM

    Good for youl Getting back on track is what it's all about. No matter how many times you have to do it.

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LOWTIDE 11/21/2009 5:07PM

    You are doing so awesome. Great job passing up the cookie. I didn't ...well sort of they handed me a big pumpkin cookie when I went in the train station and it looked so good I had a bite then passed it to gd. I wanted more it was sooo good. The pizza sounds great. Congratulations on taking control and doing a great job.

Utah surprised me, LOL, but it was a great game.

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BKNOCK 11/21/2009 8:00AM

    You are doing great! Keep up the good work and way to go on not eating those cookies!

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Time to get serious.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

No, really! I have been eating and eating and eating and eating and...well, you get the idea...all week. Today I was hungry all day. Not sure why, but I was. I did eat, but had the snacks I took to work. Yogurt and Fiber One cereal, apple and string cheese, a plum.

Anyway, back to seriousness. I need a plan. I need goals. Otherwise I am going to bust through the top of my comfortable range (on the scale) and make something break!

Here's the plan:

Exercise at least 35 minutes every day through 11/28. (I'll look at my schedule tomorrow and determine which days will be at work workouts, after work and before work. Cross your fingers that I don't have to do the before work ones! Those suck! LOL!)

Start doing situps, squats/lunges and pushups at least three times this week.

Stay in calorie range every day through 11/28, except T-day.

On T-day, stay below 2800 calories.

Tell one of my real-world friends my goals so they can help keep me accountable.

Tell ALL my Spark friends my goals for the same reason!

I've said it to my friends a billion times (no, I don't exaggerate! emoticon) that every choice you make makes a difference. Time to start living that!

I'll let everyone know how I did on each of these goals...starting tomorrow!

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NO_SNOW_BODY 11/20/2009 9:29AM

    great plan, wish you success

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KERRYMONIQUE 11/20/2009 8:00AM

    Sounds like a good plan and telling everyone around you gives you extra incentive to follow through. You can do it!! 11/28 is not far away - make it happen!!


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JUNIAATROME 11/20/2009 6:45AM

    WTG! You made a plan and that's half succeeded already.

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BKNOCK 11/20/2009 6:30AM

    they sound like great goals to me! Very similar to the ones hat I set for myself! I am actually trying to exercise at least 60 minutes a day right now but it is killing me!

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LOWTIDE 11/20/2009 12:31AM

    You are doing so awesome. Making plans and sticking with it is the way to go! Way to go thinking of the holidays coming up. A little extra exercise is a must along with the planning. Thanks for the reminder to get my plans in gear!!

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MARIA170 11/19/2009 11:40PM

  You can do it! Start small. I started doing sit ups before bedtime with my hubby. Then we did squats every night. The next thing you know, we started going to a gym! lol. Good luck.

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