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I want an mp3 Player

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

So, I have been obsessing over getting an mp3 player. While I was out for my WALK today (yes I got up and MADE myself go) I thought it would be really awesome to have some music. Something to motivate me... like a little Ronnie James Dio or something.

I woke up today around 1030 and was tempted to go back to sleep, but I forced myself to stay awake, and get something accomplished. I threw some laundry in, ate a bowl of raisin bran and headed out the door. Granted, I only walked a mile, but it was 1 more mile than I walked yesterday. So I am pretty happy about that. I am sure if I had a new mp3 player I would walk even more... at least that is what I am trying to convince myself of.

Since I got myself up and moving today I had time to cook an awesome lunch.

1 cup raisin bran
1 cup skim milk
*I know that is what I have been eating everyday, but I really, really like it. I will get something new when it runs out*

1 Philly Steak Lean Pocket

Dinner (Pretty proud of this one)
3oz chicken
1 cup brown rice
1/2 cup salsa
1/3 cup shredded cheese
2 tbs light sour cream

Salad - lettuce, tomato, onion, carrots 2tbs light dressing

1 apple
1 Banana
carrot sticks
1 cup sugar free/fat free pudding

I realize that I am eating a lot of the same type of food like fruit and pudding, but it is because that is what I bought for this week. The pudding is like yogurt to me though. I don't eat yogurt.

Looking forward to a few days off. It is going to be nice. I have a carefully planned menu for the next few days and if I stick to it, I think I will be ok

Hoping my boyfriend will get out and walk with me too. It is nice when it is both of us

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STINKYBICHEZ 5/30/2010 9:51AM

    You should post a link to your new mp3 player for people to see. It's super cute! emoticon

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    Get one, it makes things go by so much more quickly.

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ABSOLUTZER0 5/27/2010 1:25PM

    Only 1 mile? You should be proud! As you mentioned, it is one more than yesterday! Keep up the good work!

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SBATES63 5/27/2010 6:12AM

    I obsessed over and MP3 player for a long time before I got one. I found myself humming tunes in my head while I was walking and jogging to help pick up the pace. I finally got one and I never felt bad once. I have tons of great songs on it, plus I used it for the podcasts for the C25K. If it's in your budget, get one. You won't be sorry.

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lacking motivation

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

I seriously need to get up the motivation to take a walk. I can't expect to lose weight if I don't exercise. I woke up today around 1030, and I just couldn't get the motivation to get out of bed. I finally got up at 1 and realized I had to get my butt in gear. I didn't have time to take a walk. I made my lunch for work (I work 4pm-2am) got ready and headed out the door. I guess I could have just grabbed a Healthy Choice out of the freezer and brought that with me, and used the time I took to prepare my lunch to walk. I really didn't think about that until after I had already had everything started. I keep telling myself, that I am going to get up, and I am going to walk, but I haven't seen myself doing it yet. Of course this is only the end of day two. I am trying to do a lot at once, but I can't make excuses for myself, that is pathetic.

Lets look at the food for today

1 c of raisin bran
1c skim milk
*I actually kinda skipped breakfast, since I didn't wake up until 1pm*

Carrot sticks
1 apple
*this would have actually been my snack*

Chicken Salad
- lettuce, tomato, onion, carrots
- 3 oz chicken
- 1/3 c of shredded colby jack cheese
- 2 tbs of low fat raspberry vinaigrette dressing

1 c sugar free/fat free pudding made w/ skim milk
24 jelly belly beans

and I ate a Sante Fe Style Rice and Beans Weight Waters dinner. I was hungry damnit!
I should not have ate the jelly beans :( but I am not going to get down on myself about it.

goal for tomorrow is to go for a walk - 1 mile and I don't think it will be that difficult

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ABSOLUTZER0 5/26/2010 5:05PM

    So, how did your walk go today! I am sure you got up and killed it, right?! Hang in there!

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1st day

Monday, May 24, 2010

So, here I am. Starting my first day of my new healthy lifestyle. I think I am doing ok. I am keeping a food journal. Writing everything down that I eat. When I look at it, I realize that is is a lot. It is pretty depressing. I feel like I should be eating a lot less than what I am.

1 cup of raisin bran w/ 1 c skim milk

1 roll w/ 2 slices of ham/ mustard

3 ravioli
1 lean pocket
1/2 cup of potato stuff
(odd combination I know, but I had leftovers I didn't want to go to waste)

Cherry Tomatoes
1 serving of Cheese-its

1/2 cup of applesauce

1/2 cup sugar free fat free pudding made w/ skim milk

so something seems weird there. I haven't even figured out tomorrows meals yet. I am thinking of making this stuff - Brown Rice, Salsa and Chicken and mix it together and have a nice big salad with it. I am totally going to stick with the raisin bran for breakfast though because I ate a bowl of it and felt full until it was lunch time. So, I will keep up with that.

I have a goal to lose 3 pounds this week. I don't think it is unreasonable. I am pretty sure that I can do it. I drank 2 cans of pepsi max today. I think that is pretty good. Normally I would have had 3 cans of regular soda, and a juice box, so I think having just 2 cans of diet soda is a good thing. I have also drank 2 16 oz bottles of water. Which is 1/2 of what I am supposed to drink for the day. Plus I still have 4 hours left at work... I think it will be easy to suck down two more bottles.

starting weight:

goal for next week

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ABSOLUTZER0 5/25/2010 1:02AM

    Keeping a journal is a great idea. I kept one for about 8 months and it really helped me a lot. I found that I started evolving. I would write down what time I ate, how much sleep I was getting, water intake, and some times how I felt that day. I still look back at it and I am happy I have found a healthier life.

You are off to a good start. And, 3lbs is not unreasonable. You can do it!

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STINKYBICHEZ 5/24/2010 11:32PM

    Hey I don't think you ate too much at all. It sounds like a very good day. I'm sure you can lose that 3 pounds... you're awesome! emoticon

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    Good Luck!!

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getting supplies and diet soda...

Friday, May 21, 2010

I went shopping today and stocked up on supplies to begin my new, healthy way of eating. I didn't know what to buy really. I mean, I love to cook, but I don't have a lot of time to do it so I bought some tuna, and some chicken breasts, sugar free canned fruit (because while I adore fresh fruit more than anything, it is a little expensive, and it seems to go bad before I can eat it) cottage cheese and well... my weakness is hot pockets. I don't know why, they are gross, but I can't help it, I love them - so, I bought lean pockets. I figure that has to help some...

I bought the most awesome cute Vera Bradley notebooks to use as my food journals. Very easy to carry in my purse - this is still a lot I need to stock up on, but I did pretty well before I started to meltdown in the store. I could never understand why they have 30 check out lanes, but only 3 are open? Kids screaming and of course i get behind the lady that brought all of these fliers from other stores to get a "price match" - I digress

On to the diet soda - I have been doing a lot of research on diet soda. A lot of it says it is linked to weight gain. I am a soda drinker and on average I drink 3 cans (at 170 calories each) a day of soda. I would think by taking these out of my diet and replacing them with diet would be a step in the right direction. I don't know, maybe I am crazy...

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MIAOWMIAOW 5/22/2010 1:27AM

    I drink diet soda every day and don't gain weight. Maybe peoples bodies are different with that kind of stuff. I drink caffeine free diet pepsi =D

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STINKYBICHEZ 5/21/2010 10:48PM

    Yeah, I've seen a lot of articles about diet soda being linked to weight gain too... but if you're already addicted to caffeine from drinking so much, stopping suddenly will create problems too. I've done that before and I got brutal headaches, ugh. I know you can reach your goal though. After quitting smoking like you did, this should be a piece of... fruit salad? emoticon

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my first

Friday, May 21, 2010

This is my first blog entry. My friend told me about this site, and I figured that I would give it a shot.

My name is C - I am 30 -

I quit smoking in July of 2009. Which is awesome! I don't smoke any more! I am not going to get lung cancer and die! Yay! Then I gained 30 pounds. So I won't die from lung cancer now, I will just have a heart attack or a stroke and die because I am fat... awesome huh?

I used to want to be skinny because that is what the media told me I had to be. I don't care if I am skinny now, I just want to be healthy. That is my main goal. I don't care if I am a size 2 any more, I just want to be healthy.

My boyfriend is great. When I weighed myself the other day, and started crying, cause this is the fattest I have ever been in my life, he laid his head on me, and told me it was ok. He loved me. I am glad he does, because right now I am having a hard time loving myself. I guess I am just mad at myself. I have never been skinny... ever, but I have never been this heavy either.

So, I have decided that Monday May 24, 2010 is the day I start. I need time to go grocery shopping, get some meal plans together and what-not

Wish me luck - cause I am a gonna need it :)

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ADELE66 5/21/2010 3:38AM

    I quit smoking in 2007 after having smoked for 25 years, and gained almost 40lbs. It took me to the heaviest weight I had ever been, outside of being 9 months pregnant. Like smoking, losing weight and eating healthily is a change for life and you can only do it one day at a time.

Stay focused, stay positive - you're going to do GREAT!


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IRONGRANNIE 5/21/2010 2:52AM

    Wow! quitting smoking has got to be waaay harder than losing weight when you've got all the resources of Sparkpeople behind you.

You go girl! You can do it!

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ABSOLUTZER0 5/21/2010 2:15AM

    We are here for you C! You are not on this journey alone. Feel free to ask questions, vent, or be an inspiration to our community. After this weekend, your life will never be the same. We are in this together!

Whether the weather is cold.
Whether the weather is hot.
We'll be together, no matter the weather.
Whether we like it or not!

Let's get it C!

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LUNADRAGON 5/21/2010 2:03AM

    Way to go on quitting smoking! That is awesome. My mother never could. Every time she tried she would gain weight. But, because of her smoking and high blood pressure she died too young.
You CAN do this. It is the best thing you can do for you. This site is wonderful, there are great people, and great tools.
You are taking the first step. It is not a diet, it is a way of life, a way of thinking.
If you can quit smoking, and you have, you CAN do this.
You rock!
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