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Week Five: Busy Day.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

It's so busy I haven't worked out yet and it's looking like a 10pm workout is in for tonight. I still have homework due! emoticon

Saw the doctor and she was please about my back. She is keeping me on light duty for another month. She said she is happy we finally found something that doesn't hurt my back as much when it comes to strength training and exercise. I'm banned from laying down exercises. She doesn't want me to use weights either. She said I can use resistance bands and to keep up on all my core exercises. emoticon

Water in-take is awesome. I've been doing great with it. emoticon

Food is still a challenge. I'm trying to get in all my calories, I have a few to track and hopefully I've made it to my daily goal. I know I did get protein in for the day. emoticon

I started a new challenge on SP, I'm not sure if I like it. There is too many rules and stuff. If it continues that way I might say audios and find something else that works for me. That's the way it goes for challenges here, some are awesome and the best ever, and others are more work and take the fun out of it. I will see how it goes.

The books are calling me again. More homework! emoticon emoticon

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MIMMICA 2/1/2012 6:39AM

    Sounds like you had a great day, and that you're sticking to your plan.


Have a great day!

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EUPHRATES 2/1/2012 12:32AM

    I just had to leave a challenge I've been with for over a year this past week because of administration decisions I couldn't stomach - I feel ya.

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Week Five: What!?

Monday, January 30, 2012

What a total bummer. So here I am thinking I'm doing awesome at this weight loss thing and I go to work and check out their scale. It doesn't match up. Then I do to the challenge place for my community weight loss challenge to weigh in because I have two totally difference weight, with a ten pound difference. Their scale matches work. emoticon NOOOOOOO! emoticon

That means my scale is ten pounds off. I have a broke scale. Normally, I'd take it! emoticon But really I'd just be lying to myself. So now I've adjusted my weight and my losses and updated everything. Still I have lost a total of 10 pounds for the month of January, which is wonderful. That's an average of a loss of 2.5 pounds a week. So I will take it, I shouldn't be upset and really I'm not, it's just that 20 pounds versus 10 pounds. Big difference.

I'm doing very good. I'm feeling proud of myself for losing 10 pounds this month. I was very rushed today with everything and still got in 1 mile with WATP and a 2 mile walk outside at the park when transitioning from one fieldwork site to another. I chose to walk instead of drive home and waste gas! Good for me! emoticon

As for my protein intake, I had a cup of oatmeal with milk and brown sugar, then for lunch I ate an egg sandwich, I still need 53 - 70 more in protein and about 1,068 - 1,418 in calories. I don't know if I can eat all that. I really don't know. I've already had 800 calories and I'm not hungry. It seem so foolish to be worrying about eating enough when so many times people are trying to have less. I don't want my body in starvation mode. I don't want it counterproductive in my weight loss. I'm sure I will work it out in time. I just need to handle it one day at a time. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LISEIGHT 2/1/2012 5:40AM

    2.5lbs a week is an excellent loss rate, really healthy, well done you!
Well done for not feeling demotivated by the realisation that your scales were wrong ( i had a bit of that last year too, bought a new set of scales and got back on track)

I also had issue with upping my protein intake, so I make omelettes regularly for lucnch, have hard boiled eggs in the fridge as a staple, and I cook an extra chicken breast or turkey steak when I cook for dinner, and cut it in chunks to have as snacks. I should try eating more beans and pulses too. In soups, they can be delicious!

Similarly, last night, I was not hungry at all after coming back from the gym, but had to eat another 200 Kcals, and 14gm of protein!!!! Had chicken and cottage cheese (another great one for low fat protein, so are unsweetened yoghurts). It was nice, but weird to eat when not hungry. It's all about balance, isn't it? emoticon emoticon

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MIMMICA 1/31/2012 7:23AM

    Ten pounds is great! Congratulations.

Scales are never adjusted the same way, and when they're in public places, people tend to "adjust" them to suit their own needs.

Also, you weigh more or less depending on what you're wearing, and at what time you weigh yourself.

I always weigh myself naked, on my own scale, at approximately the same time for every weigh-in. In my brain, it makes sense. LOL.

Have a fantastic day!

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EUPHRATES 1/31/2012 5:36AM

    Hey, I'd LOVE to lose 10 lbs a month! :) Great job!

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SLIMLILA 1/31/2012 12:34AM

    Just more proof that the scale is EVIL!!!! I lost 7 lbs the first 3 weeks and then stupidly weighed in last week, to find I was up 2.. But I had been exercising and felt really good about all my hard work and I checked my measurements proved my point, I had lost 6 inches..... and changed some of the fat into muscle..... Don't let the scales dictate to you, I allowed them to do that to me for years.... really, knowing you're doing it, feeling it in your clothes and working out and all the ways you need to measure your success..... emoticon emoticon

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SHERYLDS 1/30/2012 8:35PM

    if you stick to one scale as a guide you are better off.
trying to see your progress on different scales will confuse the issue. so will comparing weights at different times of the day. morning weights are less. consider your clothing, the time of day, and what you had the day before (in case of bloating).
the scale is just a guide...don't freak out

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Week Five: Goals

Sunday, January 29, 2012

I've made my goals for this week:

Week Five Goal 1: Track calorie in-take.
Week Five Goal 2: Track exercise I need to reach 2000 calories in exercise a week.
Week Five Goal 3: Have more protein at breakfast time and in the day.

My calorie in-take this month has went up and I know I will be struggling to eat get them all in. I like to have oatmeal with two teaspoons of brown sugar and a cup of tea. Then I might have an orange for snack. At lunch it's normally a thin sandwich with hummus, turkey, and a bunch of veggies in the sandwich. I might have an apple or orange from time to time soup that is those light Campbell's soups that are 80 or 90 calories. At PM snack I have carrots, and a fruit. Dinner is normally chicken or a rump roast with potatoes and salad. For snacks light popcorn and tea. To me it seems like I'm always eating and with all the water I'm drinking I'm not always hungry. It's going to be a challenge to get all my calories in for the day. A few times I cheated by taking 11 of my son's chips to get in 160 calories. I'm thinking of adding in eggs to my diet. I tend not to eat them often but I'm thinking I might need to add them in and possibly french toast and other things.

I've been doing good with exercise. I have made a goal of 2000 calories burned from exercise. I've been tracking my exercise and I've been burning that for the last three weeks.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day because it gets us going and sets our metabolism for the day. I've been only eating about 170 calories in the morning sometimes it will got to 215 if I add an orange. I need to be eating more in the mornings and to focus on protein in the morning. I have made a goal to have walnuts, brown sugar, and a splash of milk in my oatmeal. Eggs for breakfast, french toast, and more yogurt. I love to drip my apples in yogurt. It gives that extra sweetness I'm craving for. I also like granola in my yogurt.

On a totally different topic. I went to work this morning and started off with an annoying guy that I went to school with bugging me. He has some mental disabilities and I try to keep him away from me and the children. He saw me and told me that I use to be beautiful and that I can be again if I lose the weight and walk and bike all over town. I just smiled and told him thank you and walked away. It reminded me of the time when I just gained the weight and my grandmother and I were going somewhere and she told me I use to be so beautiful until I gained all the weight. I told her that others in our family are heavy too and said told me yeah but their taller than you. It just makes me wonder why people can be so rude. I hope I'm never rude like that. I would really be upset if I made someone feel like how they made me feel from saying those rude remarks. To all those skinny people out there. Us fat or heavy or extra or cuddly people know we are over weight. You don't need to announce it. We know it and so does anyone else that looks at us. It isn't something we can hide, it's out there in the open for everyone one to see. There is no need to make us feel bad. It stings even when your trying to be nice.

Anyway, have a good week everyone! My week five has started and nobody will hold me back. emoticon

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MIMMICA 1/30/2012 2:59PM

    Great goals! Keep up the good work!

I agree with Sheryl on the rude remarks.

Have a great day!

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HYDR0GEN 1/30/2012 10:59AM

    I just found your blog for the first time - great job. New subscriber here! Congrats on staying on track and being focused! emoticon

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SHERYLDS 1/29/2012 4:44PM

    congrats on handling a great week
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as for the rude people out there...what can i say.
People think they have the right to be rude about weight, and the media definitely doesn't help. Don't let an idiot's remarks affect your day...otherwise the idiots win.

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Week Four: Reflection!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

I can't believe it's the end of week four and the end of the month is just around the corner. Where has this month went? 11 more months to go for 2012.

My goals for this last week are:
Week Four Goal 1: Track calorie in-take.
Week Four Goal 2: Track exercise.

I've been doing great with both goals. I've been within my calorie in-take range every day but for exercise I'm over again. I'm trying to find that balance. So I think for week five I will still have tracking exercise as my goal and because that also boosts my calorie in-take range I'm going to keep that as a goal. I think I'm going to make my exercise goal is to burn 2000 calories for the week. This means now I need to eat 1890 and 2240.

This week has been stressful but I'm sure most of it is because of college and how last week was just like a mini vacation from all the snow days. Now I'm playing catch-up and it isn't fun. I know I will get past it and things will be fine. I just stress out if I'm not going to get the good grades I've always have gotten. I don't want to mess up my 4.0.

I feel okay this week. I've lost 2 pounds this week. That's a total of 19 pounds! And for the community challenge it's a total of 13 pounds. emoticon

I get to see my doctor on Tuesday. She is going to be surprised with the weight loss. emoticon

Also I totally kicked butt in Dance Central today. I played it for 1 hour in workout mode and burnt 500 calories from their counter. It was a major workout. emoticon

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BLUE42DOWN 1/29/2012 1:52AM


Great job meeting those goals.

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SHERYLDS 1/28/2012 4:58PM

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•“When you get right down to the root of the meaning of the word succeed, you find that it simply means to follow through.” ~F. W. Nichol

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Week Four: What A Week!

Friday, January 27, 2012

It's been a stressful day today. Makes it three days in a row. For some reason I think it will be like this for the upcoming week too.

Anyway I need to go exercise, I haven't been able to do that today. I have to get it in before I go to bed.

Update: I got my exercise in. I feel much better. Life is good again. Tomorrow will be just fine. emoticon

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BLUE42DOWN 1/29/2012 1:41AM

    Amazing just how much better we can feel after some exercise. Best stress relief out there.

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BE-THE-CHANGE 1/28/2012 12:02PM

    I just have to tell you how much I enjoy the photos in your posts.

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SHERYLDS 1/28/2012 3:24AM

    •“The strongest oak tree of the forest is not the one that is protected from the storm and hidden from the sun. It’s the one that stands in the open where it is compelled to struggle for its existence against the winds and rains and the scorching sun.” ~Napolean Hill

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SLIMLILA 1/28/2012 1:33AM

    Make it fun exercies too, like dancing or Zumba, sure to make you feel even better.....

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