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Eat more, Lose weight

Monday, January 20, 2014

Okay, I am not really eating more and losing weight....I am just restructuring my meals. I have been having a hard time lately eating smaller meals...example: 300 calories breakfast, 100 cal snack, 300 calorie lunch, 100 cal snack, and then whatever is left over for dinner calories. But I seemed to be soooooo hungry all the time...and with 2 little ones at home it seems like I can easily get irritated when they get in trouble because I feel hungry all the time.

So now I am eating more at meal times....example...500 calorie breakfast, 400 calorie lunch, 100 calorie snack, 500 calories dinner.....this way I am eating 1500 calories/day which is still in my range to lose weight. Losing 1 lb a week at my current weight is just fine with me. Eating at my low end range of 1200 calories/day just wasnt cutting it. I tried my new calorie spread yesterday and it seemed to work out well!

My weigh in on friday will let me know...however this morning I was already down 0.4 lbs from Friday.

  
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SUZEMARIE73 1/20/2014 1:39PM

    This is definitely a tough balance of finding what changes we can live with while still making progress. Kudos to you for recognizing that 1200cals a day is too low for you right now. Good luck on the new plan!

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Is one "free" day a week wrecking my weight loss?

Thursday, January 16, 2014

I used to think that having one "free" day a week to eat whatever I wanted was a good thing to break up my weight loss routine. Now I am not so sure. My "free" days are set for Fridays because that is the morning I weigh in for the week. But it seems as though whatever I eat on Fridays I end up working off for the next week and come in at the same weight on the next weigh in. Needless to say I am probably letting myself eat way too much on "free" Fridays. Especially now that I am at 150 lbs....my daily maintenance calories are definitely less than when I was 231 lbs.

  
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CANYON_GAL 1/16/2014 11:20AM

    Personally, a free day would not do me any good. The minute I have 1 free item I would be thinking.."oh what the heck, 1 more won't hurt because I already messed up today; so I will just start over tomorrow or Monday"

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DASARMEHASEN 1/16/2014 11:07AM

    agree with EABHA70. I am a huge fan of a free day or a free food. but daily calorie intake should still be not much more than on a normal day. Just maybe less healthy choices....

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EABHA70 1/16/2014 10:58AM

    Hmmm. I guess it depends on what "free" means to you. How many extra calories do you consume on Fridays? Are you currently tracking your food and fitness?

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Tricking the mind

Monday, January 06, 2014

I just can't seem to get to my original goal weight of 140. I am changing my goal weight now to 130. Seeing that number on the scale would be awesome! That would mean 101 lbs lost!!! Wow, how would that feel to walk around and say I have lost 100 lbs. I would be speechless myself. I just can't seem to get past 150 by much because I seem to be happy at that weight (most of the time). But I have my head back in the game now and really want to shed the last few pounds. I know how to keep my weight in check and maintain so that won't be a problem when I get to my goal weight.

I am hoping that by adding 10 lbs more to lose that I will at least make it to my original goal of 140 and get past this 150 block. We will see...I know the more I lose the harder it is to lose.

  
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HILLSLUG98239 1/6/2014 10:52PM

    It sounds like you know what works for you. I hope that extra 10 pounds to lose gives you the motivation you need!



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JALEIRA 1/6/2014 6:36PM

  Good luck with tricking yourself but where you are already is pretty awesome, too!

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Spring Challenge: week 3 food diary

Monday, April 01, 2013

Saturday: no diary
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Sunday
Breakfast: 1 sausage, 1.5 eggs with 1/3 cup cheese, 2-4 inch pancakes with 2 tbs sugar free syrup, 3 cups coffee, 4 tbs sugar free creamer (about 600 calories)

Lunch: 1 can progresso soup, peep (253 calories)

Snack: 1 banana, 4 lrg strawberries

Dinner: 2 1/3 pizza slices, 1/2 cup potato salad, diet pop

Water: 8 glasses for day
here and there foods: 5 jelly beans total for day
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Monday
Breakfast: 3 cups coffee, 4 tbs sugar free coffee creamer, 1 cup plain cheerios, 1/2 cup fat free milk

  


Spring Challenge Goals

Monday, March 25, 2013

Spring Challenge goals:

1. get to my goal weight of 140!
2. learn how to put exercise into my daily life
3. live life, not the number on the scale

The closer I get to my goal weight the harder is to lose the pounds. My lowest has been 148 and then I got pregnant with second baby. A blessing, but then have to work my way back down again. But I have lost almost 12 pounds since jan. 1 so I believe this spring challenge will kick my rear in gear!

  
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BLINGANDBOWS27 3/26/2013 11:24AM

    You can and WILL make this happen! emoticon

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