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Weigh and Measure Day

Thursday, September 30, 2010

I will be weighing and measuring myself tomorrow. I am expecting good results because I have worked so hard, but I am not getting my hopes up. It seems like every time I get my hopes up and think I did really awesome, I don't and I get upset. It seems like I try really really hard, and I do everything right, and I get nowhere... it is so lame. I will post results

My foot still hurts. I really should do something about it. I didn't walk for quite a few days, and it felt good, then I went for a walk yesterday and today and it started hurting again. My shoes wore a big blister on the side of my heel, which feels lovely... I am glad I work at night so I can run around the office in my socks.

Right now, I am so tired, and I still have a lot of work time to go...

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-POOKIE- 9/30/2010 5:37AM

    Sometimes I think the attitude of expecting the worst, or at least average is the best policy with something like weight loss, as so many factors can affect it.

That way we dont get so dissapointed if things aren't amazing, but feel even happier if they are good!

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ANITAJOYHALL 9/30/2010 12:43AM

  Good luck with your weigh in...if you feel good about it, it will be great.

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Calories don't count and my stupid binge

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


Calories don't count!

My co-worker told me today that calories don't count. I can eat as many calories as I want as long as I don't eat sugar or carbs, because protein calories don't count.

How awesome is that?

I pointed out that if you eat 2000 calories a day (rather that be from pasta, steak, chicken or fruit) and your body only burns 1500, then you will gain weight. It doesn't matter if you eat low carb or not, if you are consuming more calories than you are burning, then you lose nothing.

Honestly, I can't blame her. She has been brainwashed by her gym rat, juice head husband (no, really he is. He is into body building and makes no secret that he has and continues to use steroids (his body isn't even that good) thus why I call him a juice head) and maybe if you are at the gym for 2+ hours a day and you are a body builder that might be the case, however, if you are trying to lose weight you need a diet of complex carbs, lean meats, dairy... blah blah blah - I mean the FDA didn't come up with that pyramid thing because they have a fascination with ancient Egypt.

My good friend is coming for lunch tomorrow. I have bought the stuff to make awesome chef salads.

2 oz each of lean (98% fat free) ham and turkey
1 oz swiss cheese
Lettuce, grape tomatoes, cucumber, red onion

and of course I have at least 10 different kinds of salad dressing. I personally will use Ken's Light Country French. That is a "splurge" for me as I tend to use mostly fat free balsamic, but I must admit the french tastes awesome with the chef salad.

I have to admit I feel lazy. I haven't walked these past two days, and it is because of my foot. The pain is in the arch/heel area on the side. It felt a lot better when I got up this morning but it still hurts. Come hell or high water I will walk tomorrow. I will prolly do it after my friend leaves and I have some time before I have to get ready to meet with my other friends for Harry Potter Night!! Yay!

I had a small binge today, and honestly I have to tell you it was a pretty stupid one. My co-worker (we shall call him... F-Stick) and I share a two drawer file cabinet at our shared desk. I have the bottom drawer and he has the top. So anyway, yesterday I came in and F-Stick had helped himself to my entire bag of Quakes Rice Cakes... It was a brand new bag, I hadn't even opened. My apple cereal bars (there were 4 left in the box) were gone. So I took his half of bag of Combos and ate them. Then I put the empty bag right back where I found it. I mean honestly... who does that? I was so on track with my calorie count today, and I effed it up to get back at that idiot... isn't that like cutting off your nose to spite your face?

I have 3 hours left to work, and it is taking forever. I just want to go listen to Harry Potter

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COMFORT2U 2/23/2011 11:47PM

  Re your walking - do you have access to a bike? I found it much easier to do when my foot was acting up.

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

My heel hurts. I don't know what I did to it, but it hurts. When I woke up this morning, I could hardly walk. The pain was unreal. The good news is, after I had been up for a while the pain dulled and it wasn't as bad as when I woke up. As long as I am up and moving, it hurts, but isn't so bad. If I have been sitting for an extended period of time it hurts like a !@^#&$!

In other news, I had an awesome weekend. My intense dislike of the dog is slowly going away. I like walking with him. It motivates me, keeps my pace and for some reason it almost seems like he is encouraging me to walk stronger, walk further and walk harder than I ever have before. It is totally weird I know, but, I can't explain it. Maybe because my dog is a Doberman, and I would look pretty sad if I were limping along walking a tough dog like that. He is a strong dog so, he should have someone strong leading him, not a wimp (even though he is scared of cows) and I have to step up. I do feel tough walking a dog like him. I always felt that way when I walked my Rottwielers too. We walked a little over 3 miles each time. He liked it a lot and so did I.

I am really proud of myself for yesterday. I had KFC and a hot fudge ice cream delight and still managed to have only 1400 calories for the day! I was pretty impressed with myself. I don't normally eat stuff like that, but once in a while I do. I found that with KFC as long as you are making smart choices with your side items (mashed potatoes w/ no gravy and corn) you can have a pretty good meal for 540 calories.
3 crispy strips (340 calories)
mashed potatoes w/o gravy (90 calories)
Corn (110 calories)
total = 540
They forgot to give me the biscuits that went with mine and my boyfriend's meal which is ok, I don't eat it anyway (180 calories for a biscuit OR I can use 150 calories for a Skinny Cow) but he likes it and usually eats mine. I hate to even think how many calories his meal is *ouch* but he isn't to motivated to lose any weight, which is fine with me. I don't care. I love him any way he is. I don't care if he weighs 100 pounds or 500 pounds. I love him for him and as long as it doesn't interfere with sexy times, I am totally ok with it.

I am trying to figure out which is better. Higher Calories and low fat OR low calories and higher fat

Per 1 cup (8oz) serving:

skim milk
90 calories 0g of fat

almond breeze unsweetened almond milk
40 calories 3g of fat


I am pretty excited for Wednesday. My friend is coming to my house for lunch. I am making Chef Salads, and it will be really nice to have conversation with her. Later on in the evening, I am going to hang out with Katie and Andrew. We are going to have Subway then watch the second Harry Potter movie. I am super excited!!! I finished the 2nd Harry Potter book on Sunday and started the third one. I can't wait to listen to more of it! It is super exciting!

Well anyway - I still have about an hour and 10 mins of work to go. Sometimes this working all night thing gets kind of lame, but I like it over working daylight. I don't know why, but I have always been a night person and never a morning person.

I will be stopping on the way home at McDonalds to pick my boyfriend up breakfast. He wants hot cakes w/ sausage. I think I will skip it. I love, no, I ADORE McDonalds breakfast, but at this point in time, the calories just aren't worth it to me.

Hope everyone who reads this has a wonderful morning/afternoon/evening

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DAWN374 9/21/2010 10:03AM

    Congrats on making smarter choices! As far as the milk dilemma, I think that the fat in the almond milk is "healthier" fat than what you may find in dairy milk, so not necessarily a bad thing. I think either option is a good one, though!

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-POOKIE- 9/21/2010 7:36AM

I have this, which causes heel pain, and the pain after sitting after a while and the intense pain on rising, and it being better when moving, are all symptoms I have, maybe take a read of that link.

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VICIOUS421 9/21/2010 5:28AM

    I am a night owl too. I really like the way you look at food & calories, not like I want this & I will make up for it later but I want this but the calories it will cost me aren't worth it to me today. As to the KFC, my view on this journey is to learn to eat more healthy & have 'normal' food while staying in my calore range & that is what you did so emoticon

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Sunday, September 19, 2010

I said yesterday after having a really unhealthy day, I was going to have a better one today. I had an awesome one today!

I took the dog for a 3 mile walk. Like I said in a previous entry, he doesn't mess around. I have discovered he is afraid of cows. He tried to hide behind me when we walked past them. He is very fond of chickens.

I bought a blender. I plan on making smoothies. Great for breakfast, lunch, snack... and it will save me a lot of $$ I am sure.

I am beat. Time to listen to Harry Potter

ps: I have a lot I would like to talk about, but I am just sooo tired right now. Maybe on Monday night when I am at work and I have some time


I feel fat today

Saturday, September 18, 2010

I feel fat today.
I didn't walk
I didn't eat well... at all, in fact, I ate horribly
I feel bloated

The good news? I will totally be on track tomorrow

I had a strawberry banana smoothie from McDonalds today. If was divine! I think I will be investing in a blender and making my own from here on out. I am totally in love. I have had a smoothie once or twice, but never really drank them on a regular basis, and I have never made one myself. I think this is something I am totally going to do.

My boyfriend left tonight which really sucks. I have the weekend off and he is working, so I am going shopping with my mom. I want a new comforter for my bed. I want something that will be cozy and warm this winter. My house is very cold and I want something to snuggle in to.

I am soooooooo tired and I still have 1 hour and 15 mins until I am done with work.

Tomorrow for dinner I am cooking out with Mom and Dad -
Steaks on the grill
Baked Sweet Potatoes
Green Beans

I think that will be an awesome meal.

Right now, I am looking forward to some Harry Potter time

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-POOKIE- 9/19/2010 11:27AM


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PLAYBLUES22 9/18/2010 9:49AM

    Sweetie, we must have the same ailment emoticonI feel like a beached whale emoticon,so off for a walk for me right now and your dinner sounds yummy , I will be over to sample it emoticon emoticon

Have a great weekend

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ROX525 9/18/2010 6:11AM

    I am right there with you! I feel fat!! Let's both have a great and successful rest of the weekend! We can do this!!

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MESAJOGGER 9/18/2010 4:22AM

    Keep that positive flow! Sometimes we have bummer days, but it keeps us all the more motivated later, right? What's an after picture without the before?

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WALIDGAZALA 9/18/2010 4:14AM

    We always say wil be on track tomorrow
Tell us tomorrow are you then we say

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JMATACZ 9/18/2010 3:56AM

    We all have those days where we are bloated, feeling fat and just blah!!! So way to go and kudos to you for being positive about tomorrow :)

Tomorrow's dinner sounds yum and fun!!!

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