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#100 - Day 13: Sunday (9/30) Check In.

Monday, October 01, 2012

emoticon Water: 2 cups.

emoticon Exercise: I decided to take a rest day because Saturday night, my lower half of my body was tired and achy from my run.

emoticon Food: Bad day. Let's just say, what didn't I eat? emoticon

emoticon Vegetable/Fruit Servings: None.

Yesterday wasn't a good day at all. I took a rest day which I needed, but for some reason, rest days are terrible in the way of food especially if they are on the weekends.

Also, I think I did a little emotional eating yesterday. Reasons: I didn't hit my weight goal for September, my boyfriend and I had a little fight, and honestly, I think I'm depressed. It's been cloudy here for a couple of days, and it's really playing with my mood. Also, although I am VERY grateful for a job right now, I HATE it. I'm so bored. It's not where I want to be; I dread getting up in the morning. I would look for a new job, but the new museum will be opening next March, and that's really where I think I want to work, so I am hoping for a job offer soon. It's a tough decision. I'm not even 100% sure she'll even offer me a job, but I want to be available if she does. Lastly, I'm not 100% happy with my relationship. There's just a lot of stress and issues.

I've been dealing with these things for several months now, and I've been trying so hard to be thankful for what I have, but sometimes, depression pulls me back in. I know I would probably benefit from seeing a counselor, but I don't have any money to do that. So, I guess I will continue to deal with these issues on my own.

Anyways, enough of that. I will be working on new goals for October and some collages of positive, healthy things to keep me on track. I will probably post those later today, or I will post them with tomorrow's check in.

Thanks for listening.

  
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BIKECHIC1 10/1/2012 2:19PM

    Don't get too hung up on what you have or haven't eaten as long as you don't do it every day it won't be a problem.

It's crap when you get stuck in a rut and hate what you're doing, hope you get you're mojo back soon.

Always here if you want to off load.

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C8TSON 10/1/2012 12:14PM

    I'm so sorry to hear that you are in a rough patch right now. Those are never fun. But, no matter how difficult it seems, just make sure to take care of yourself. And, hey, we all have days that are just a mess up from the get go. I think I have had at least one of those every week since I started living healthier. But each day is a new opportunity to improve something! You have done so much good for yourself--so keep taking care of you. As for the counseling, I agree with WINNIE1978, do a google search. There are lots of possibilities out there! And, you know you always have support here! emoticon emoticon

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MELLYBEANS0919 10/1/2012 12:01PM

    Awwww emoticon If you ever need to vent, sparkmail me, I know how terrible depression can be too. So sorry you are not feeling happy with your job and having relationship issues. Take care of you too.
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WINNIE1978 10/1/2012 10:55AM

    I'm sorry that you aren't where you want to be right now and I hope that things start to improve for you.

Also, if you want to try counseling but you are worried about being able to pay for it, do a search on Google for "pro bono counseling services" in your area. I was lucky enough to find a counselor for my mom that way. Even if you don't find a free counselor you might find one with really low rates or rates based on your salary.

Hang in there!

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POOKASLUAGH 10/1/2012 10:06AM

    For me,I've found rest days can be okay wiht food as long as I don't take two of them in a row...

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PAPER_WINGS18 10/1/2012 9:40AM

    I am here if you ever need to talk. I think there just comes a point where we can't try and deal with ALL of our issues anymoer, and might need a little guidance. That's why I decided to make a therapy appt. for this week, ya know? It's HARD trying to sort out our feelings by ourselves when we are going through so, so, so much. Do you have insurance thru your job? I found out all I have to pay is the co-pay each visit, and my insurance covers the rest. Might be worth looking into if you have it. :)

Brush it off. Today is a new day. Better food choices for both of us, ok?! :)


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#99 - Day 12: Saturday (9/29) Check In.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

emoticon Water: Only 6 cups.

emoticon Exercise: I got an early run in yesterday morning. I did 3.12 miles in 43 minutes which I think is a PR for me. I also volunteered for the museum yesterday, so I had to walk to the event site from my car. Plus, I had to crank the penny press yesterday:



I got in another workout when making the squished pennies yesterday. This penny press is new, so the hand crank was pretty difficult. I had fun thought.



These were the designs that were offered.

emoticon Food: I didn't have a good day in this area. Breakfast was my only good meal: Luna Bar, almonds, and Breakfast Essentials with milk. I didn't get to eat lunch until almost 4pm because I was asked to stay longer at the museum event. I was there from 11;45AM - 3:15PM. So, by the time I got home, I ate three tacos from Taco Bell which is the healthiest option there and works for my calories. However, I didn't get hungry for dinner until 10:30PM, and I didn't have anything quick to fix, so I went to McDonald's. I ate a double cheeseburger and a medium fries. I will say this: I did well because usually, I get two burgers, a large fry, and soda. (I didn't get a soda!) So, not the best day nutritionally, but I could have done worse.

emoticon Vegetable/Fruit Servings: 0.

I'm thankful for a new day, and I plan to do much better today!

  
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WINNIE1978 9/30/2012 7:22PM

    Great run! Yeah, the food could have been better but at least you kept your portions smaller than usual.

It's a damn shame french fries don't count as a vegetable, isn't it? emoticon

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MELLYBEANS0919 9/30/2012 12:37PM

    Working the penny press sounds fun! I think you did well too, given how things turned out. You picked the healthiest option at a fast food place! That isn't easy!

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PAPER_WINGS18 9/30/2012 11:07AM

    Hey you made the best choices given your hectic day! It really sucks when we miss a meal bc then we are starving! Ugh.

Congrats on that run time!! Great! Are your legs better?

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DRKATZ 9/30/2012 10:05AM

    Good thing today is a new day! Baby steps. Habitats are hard to break and you ARE breaking them! Congrats!

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MUFFIY831 9/30/2012 9:17AM

    Awesome run!!

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DRAGONFLY02 9/30/2012 8:49AM

    At least you made some good choices throughout your day!

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#98 - Day 11: Friday (9/28) Check In.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

emoticon Water: I think I only had 6 cups. Boo.

emoticon Exercise: I did 30 minutes of a low-impact seated total body workout. It was pretty intense because I was sweating and tired. I woke up this morning a little sore. Also, I did SP 12-minute seated core workout.

emoticon Food: Breakfast and lunch were the usual. For dinner, we ate at McAllisters. It's a deli. I was a little bad - I had a bacon spud (two potatoes put together) with a side of ranch. I had a little soda. Honestly, it wasn't the best choice, but every now and then, you have to live! It was good, and I don't regret it.

emoticon Vegetable/Fruit Servings: 6.

  
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WINNIE1978 9/30/2012 7:19PM

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WIFEALF 9/29/2012 7:18PM

    You had a good day!!!Even if you had a bad dinner ,if you counted your calories you should ok...Dont feel guilty about eating out we all do from time to time...
Have a good rest of the weekend.(HUGS)


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#97 - Day 10: Thursday (9/27) Check In.

Friday, September 28, 2012

emoticon Water: 8 cups!

emoticon Exercise: I did 38 minutes of videos yesterday. Let's see: 12-minute seated core workout, 9-minute seated arm & shoulder workout, and 11-minute seated cardio workout. I also did half of the 12-minute low-impact cardio; my shins were hurting after this, so I probably won't do this one again.

emoticon Weight: So, I've decided to weigh myself whenever. I'm kind of getting tired of weighing myself every day. At first, I like it because it made me accountable, but now, much like tracking food, it can be a pain. So, the only day that I "need" to weigh in is on the last day of the month. If I want to weigh in every morning, I can. If not, then I won't. Very simple. It worked really well early, but honestly, I'm starting to love my body regardless of the number. Plus, something tells me that maybe my body is happy where it's at. I'm not sure. If that's the case, I'm happy to stay at 155lbs. All I want is to be happy, healthy, and toned.

emoticon Food: Breakfast, lunch, and snack were the same. Last night, Mom and I went to Moe's. I had two tacos with ground beef, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and cheese (seemed like too much cheese). Also, I had one serving of chips and salsa.

emoticon Vegetable/Fruit Servings: 10.

My boyfriend and I are going to check out a gym after work today. With the shin splints, I seem to be bored with my workouts at home, so I am hoping that a gym membership will get me excited about new exercises - group classes, ST machines, etc.

Also, last night, I noticed that my calves were pretty tight. I stretched, foam rolled, and iced. However, any suggestions on helping with the tightness? Or what about stretching ideas?

Hope everyone has a happy, healthy weekend!

  
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WIFEALF 9/29/2012 7:20PM

    you mention tacos i have a craving fo them healthy version...I will plan it some time next week..Thanks for reminding me..lolll.

You are doing awesome keep what you are doing up..Its working.

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C8TSON 9/29/2012 11:41AM

    Your daily blog check ins have been inspiring! Way to go on not caring about the scale! It's so good to get to a place where you love who you are. You really are doing great things in your life and you are an inspiration others, especially me! emoticon emoticon

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BIKECHIC1 9/29/2012 1:23AM

    Don't get hung up on what the scales say as you exercise more you're toning your muscles and muscle weighs more than fat, so the scales aren't reliable, try measuring yourself every now and again to get a more accurate reading of your bodies changing shape or the jeans/dress test.

Keep at it, you could try cycling to give those shins a bit of a rest.

Try stretching before and after you exercise that way you're preparing your muscles for what's coming, also make sure you warm up before starting a strenuous exercise, like a slight incline walk on the treadmill or something like that. Good luck with it all and I hope this helps.

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CHRISDEER 9/28/2012 9:40PM

    Fantastic! Joining a gym changed my life, honestly -- two years later I consider myself a rat lol. I hope you find a good one! (if you have a Lifetime Fitness near you, it's worth checking out)

Good luck!

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MELLYBEANS0919 9/28/2012 2:22PM

    "I'm starting to love my body regardless of the number. " YAY! I hope the gym membership helps too and your legs feel a lot better soon.

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WINNIE1978 9/28/2012 11:55AM

    Good luck with the gym!

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MUFFIY831 9/28/2012 10:35AM

    Curb stretches! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpaY
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#96 - Day 9: Wednesday (9/26) Check In.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

--> Water: 8 cups!

--> Exercise: Confession - I went for a run last night. However, instead of my usual route, I ran on the beach.



It was a tough run because my legs weren't used to the sand (I run on asphalt), but I was glad I took it. Why? My shins didn't hurt nearly as bad as they did Monday. In fact, during my run, they felt great! However, once I got to the asphalt to walk back to the car, they started hurting. So, I went home, stretched, foam rolled, and iced really well. I don't have another run scheduled until Saturday morning, so I'm going to find some other exercises to do that don't involve my legs. Plus, I'm going to foam roll, stretch, and ice at least twice a day.

--> Weight: 155.2 lbs.

--> Sleep: I slept so much better last night. 7.5 hours!

--> Food: Breakfast and lunch were the same as usual. For dinner, I had Subway - BLT on wheat and apples.

--> Vegetable/Fruit Servings: 8.

Any suggestions for fitness that doesn't use the legs? I'd really like to workout but give my calves a rest.

  
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WIFEALF 9/29/2012 7:21PM

    Great picture...I love subway too...So yummy.

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MELLYBEANS0919 9/27/2012 12:13PM

    The beach looks so beautiful. Good to hear the run was less painful. Mmm Subway! I am not sure about non-leg exercises, but others gave good tips.

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WINNIE1978 9/27/2012 10:56AM

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DRAGONFLY02 9/27/2012 9:28AM

    Sorry I couldn't post those links below as links. Comments don' t let you add links, so I just cut and pasted. If there is a way to do it in comments to blogs, I don't know how!!

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DRAGONFLY02 9/27/2012 9:26AM

    Here's some things I found on SP. I hope they help.

http://www.sparkpeople.com/
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Yippee, your still about 155! I remember you saying in a previous blog that you had a goal of 153 by the end of the month. Not sure if you'll get there since we're so close to the end, but I looked back and you were at 156.8 just over a week ago! I think you are doing really well and if you don't hit 153 by Sunday (although I'm hoping you do), you still should be proud and I know you'll hit it very soon.

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MUFFIY831 9/27/2012 8:47AM

    Nice! I agree that swimming would be great. Do you have a gym membership? You could also row or bike - some leg, but it's more upper body than lower body, and super low impact so it shouldn't bother the shins.

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POOKASLUAGH 9/27/2012 8:19AM

    Do you have access to a pool? That would work your arms and back more than your legs.

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MNGIRLIE 9/27/2012 8:13AM

    I'm totally jealous of your beach run. :) It's practically starting to snow here in Minnesota so I could use a good beach right about now.

Thanks for the continued support! Glad to hear that the beach run was less painful on your shins! That's a positive move!

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