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and the sun FINALLY came out!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Tuesday night at work was hard. By the end of the night I was exhausted and was looking forward to going home crawling in my bed and sleeping forever. When I left on Wednesday morning, I looked in my purse and my keys weren't in it. To make a long story short, I went to the gym to waste time until my boyfriend's parents were awake, so I could get the spare key from them. The good news is, I wasted time at the gym, so I got my work out in early.

I wish I could tell you that Wednesday was a good day, but it wasn't. I ate horribly. I started out good, but then it just went downhill and fast. I ate a 12 inch sub from Subway, a frozen pizza, a pint of ice cream and some cookies. I felt so mad at myself for eating all of that junk, i made myself sick and threw it up. Which I know doesn't help, and honestly throwing up jalapeņo peppers and hot sauce sucks. I know it was not a good thing to do, and I know it doesn't help anything. I don't even know why I did it. I mean, I haven't really had a problem with that since high school, early college days. I haven't done it in sooo long! So, then I was mad at myself for that.

I decided that I was going to just make up for it the next day and not get overly upset about it. I made up my mind that purging is NOT an option, and that it was foolish. So Thursday my day went pretty well. I ate within my calorie range, although I am not sure how many calories my homemade chili has in it. I tried using the Spark recipe calculator, but 1/2 of the stuff I use wasn't in the list, and I don't really measure anything, nor do I know how many servings I get out of a pot. I mean, it can't be to horrible. I use tomato sauce, onions, extra lean ground beef, black beans, red kidney beans and spices. When I make it for myself, or my family I use hot peppers, but my boyfriend isn't into the five alarm super spicy stuff, so I tone it down with him. I went to the gym around 8 that night and worked out while watching Big Bang Theory - I did an hour combined on the elliptical. I am also happy with myself as I turned up the resistance on the regular one, and set the incline higher on the cross ramp. Yay Me!

Friday was also a good day. I worked with my trainer (we only have 1 session left and I can't get anymore right now because I don't have the $$) and it was a really good workout. She had me doing these things and it was really easy? Like I didn't get why she was having me do this simple stuff? I guess today I know why. I am sore. My entire body hurts. My arms, my bum, where my abs are supposed to be...

My boyfriend and I went out for dinner, and I had the most awesome steak salad. I had them put the french fries on the side, as I don't really like fries on my salad, I didn't eat the bread, and only used 1 of the salad dressings. It was awesome. That is the only way I can describe this wonderful salad. We then went to Cold Stone Creamery and got ice cream. I had a gift card, so I figured I would use it. The combine total of our treats was over $10. I about fainted! There was hardly anything there! When I got home I looked online to get the calorie content and it was 810. There is NO WAY my treat was 810 calories. There was nothing to it! I mean, I would say maybe 500 and that is stretching it - the scoop of ice cream wasn't even a 1/2 cup (and I know how much a 1/2 cup of ice cream is!) I don't know what shocked me more, the calorie content, the price or the size. Admittedly I didn't NEED a large ice cream treat, but for the price I paid for it, I would expect more. It was really good though....

I think on Monday, I am going to go to a STEP class. I am not sure, I have to double check the time, but I am thinking about going. I mean, it can't hurt to check it out once, and Mondays are good days for me. It is just a basic class, so I am guessing it shouldn't be to difficult to follow. I don't mind exerting myself, I am just very uncoordinated, and I don't want to injure myself. Trust me, that is pretty easy!

I think that is all for now...


I think it is working...

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Good news! I think my metabolism has started to slowly work again. I am starving right now, so that is a good thing! I need to feel hungry. My trainer/nutrition something-or-other told me that being hungry is a sign my metabolism is working, especially if I have been feeding it - which I have been, so I am pretty excited about that.

Today's choices have been pretty good - I needed to up my veggie count, so I had a coworker pick me up a side salad from McDonalds. It was really good, and only about 60 calories, no fat - I actually don't even think it was that since I didn't even use the entire packet of dressing.

I am annoyed at the fitness tracker. I will not go to the gym until after work, at 5:30 am. I will do 1 hour, then go home, sleep, etc... after I wake up and move around, and do my chores,I will venture back to the gym around 8pm and do an 1 hour. The tracker recognizes it as 120 mins AND like over 2000 calories! I know it isn't anywhere near that - but there isn't much I can do about it.

I do plan on spending my evening tomorrow watching Dexter, and for a treat, I think I am going to get Subway. I realize it isn't the best possible choice, but it is a lot better than a burger or pizza.

I am proud of myself for yesterday. I hit my goals 100%. I am really hoping I have another A+ day like that today as well. I am still very on track with the food - no exercise yet, but I will be going after work. I am really struggling to drink my 8 glasses of water because I don't really like water, and don't really drink that much liquid anyway... but, I did it yesterday, so I can do it today too!

I made a pretty awesome dinner for the last 2 nights.
Buffalo Chicken
Green beans
baked sweet potato

I tend to usually eat a lot of repeat stuff but that is ok, I still did that when I ate crappy food too. I just get on a "kick" where I want s particular food idem all of the time. Right now, it happens to be buffalo chicken. I even bought these Blazin Buffalo Wing almonds. They are mighty tasty.

I think that is all for now

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-POOKIE- 3/9/2011 4:38AM

    You can manually add calories burned by adding your own entry you know!

I do for things not listed.

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SWEETMOMMY41 3/8/2011 10:20PM

  you are doing so well! keep it up! you can do this! you are worth it!

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just kickin down the cobblestones, lookin for fun and feelin groovy

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

I am feeling groovy today :)

Besides feeling groovy, I am feeling confused.

I worked out today on the elliptical for 1 hour. Actually, I did 1/2 hour on each elliptical. One has the arm things and the other one is called a Cross Ramp, and does not have arm things, but does have an incline. I can't seem to stay focused to stay on one machine for more than 1/2 hour. I just don't have the attention span for it.

According to the machines, I burned 600 and some calories. According to Spark, I burned a little over 1,000. I checked a few other websites, and one said over 1,200 and another one said over 1,100. I don't know what to go with. I went with 1,000 for now until I can find something more concrete. I don't really know how to know how many calories I burn. I mean I used the thing on level 1 - and do in half an hour about 2.5 miles? On the Cross Ramp, I have it set at an incline to work my calfs, butt, and thighs. I increase the workload as I progress.

Now, the diet question... if I am burning 1,000 calories in a work out, I should be eating more than 1,500. My problem is that I am having a rough time with this. I can't think of things that are healthy to jack up my calorie count. I mean, sure, I can easily do that with a donut or three, but that isn't really what I am trying to accomplish. I could eat some almonds, or other kind of nuts, and while I like them a lot, a serving of them really does nothing to satisfy me. It almost seems like those types of things are empty calories to me. Now, don't get me wrong, I do eat a serving or 2 a week, but that is about it. I don't like yogurt.

My calorie total for that day was about 2100. I am not going to list everything because that is super time consuming.

You know, I don't like the Spark food tracker, I use this other really neat journal. I guess because I can always have it with me?

I think that is all for now


I found motivation! It was in the couch cushions with some spare change

Sunday, March 06, 2011

My trainer called me today and canceled our session for tomorrow. Her Auntie died. I expressed my sympathy to her and told her we can reschedule for next week. Now, it is up to me to get my arse to the gym tomorrow and get back on track.

I don't know why I slacked off all week. I should have went to the gym, but found myself doing everything but this week. Monday I bought a new car, tuesday I hung out with friends, Wednesday I went to work, and was sooo tired I just couldn't make it, Thursday was the same thing, and friday as well. Sometimes going to the gym after work is hard. When you work 12 hours, from 5pm-5am - getting the in the morning is just difficult. I thought about going before work, so, I would have to leave the house at about 1:30 because it takes about 15 mins to get there. Work out for an hour then come home, by that time I have to get ready for work...

Really want I NEED to do is stop making excuses and get on the ball. I need to get back on track with food and the gym. Bottom line, no excuses.

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JAVAQUEEN74 3/6/2011 8:04PM

    I need to stop making excuses too. I just need to get over myself. I know EXACTLY what I need to do to get where I NEED/WANT to be... I just have to convince my mind that that's what it wants, too. :/

Loved the title of the post!

We can do this!

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Banging my Head against a wall...

Thursday, March 03, 2011

I haven't been to the gym since Monday. I have an excuse for every day why I didn't go, and about a million reasons why I should have went. Tuesday I had plans with friends and i bought a new car. Wednesday I was tired, and today I had to go to the dealership and pick up my tires, and come to work. I am going to try to go to after work, at 530 am, but sometimes working 12 hours on 4 hours of sleep wears on you.

I am going to go on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and try to make up for it.

I have just been so upset because I am not losing weight. I am trying so hard, and get no results. I actually GAIN weight! Then I get frustrated, and I binge.

I started the day out today with 2 slices of whole wheat toast, w/ 1 tablespoon of peanut butter and a nice big cup of hot tea. For lunch I had 2 lean pockets (not a good choice) and some diet iced tea. For my lunch for work I packed but ended up getting Hunan Chicken. Which isn't a bad choice I don't think. I didn't eat the rice, just the veggies and the meat.

My packed lunch I will most likely end up eating at some point tonight. Lets face it, Chinese food really doesn't stick with you. The lunch I packed is actually pretty decent. I also have some good snacks with me too.

That is about it really. I guess I am just frustrated and pi$$ed

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SARAHNICOLE__17 3/3/2011 9:07PM

    Don't focus your meals around carbs. Veggies and fruit and then protein and carbs. For instance, one piece of toast with natural peanut butter, a couple spoons of yogurt maybe a scrambled egg or egg white with veggies in it. Healthy can be fast. Green tea is awesome for you!!! I'm slowly weening myself off of coffee. You need to fuel yourself wisely in order to have energy.

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