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2013.8-10 Don't blink!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Three days go by so quickly! Almost in the blink of an eye.
I thought I could go a day, or two, and still be able to remember what I'd eaten well enough to back-track, to meet my goal of tracking my nutrition each day. And I can go two days, but not three.
So as of today I've fallen off the tracking wagon, because I didn't track on the 8th, and I can't remember most of what I ate that day, or enough to get a meaningful record from memory.
I did track today's, and yesterday 's so I'm only missing the one day. But that was enough to break that streak, so I am back to day one -day two, I guess -of that streak.
I've stayed off the sweets, and don't really seem to have any trouble resisting, even when they are at hand.
I have a size-1 office assistant who crunches on m&ms daily and they aren't even tempting to me.
Workouts also going well, reaching my goal, of 60 minutes per day, consistently.
Looking forward to next Monday's weigh. I feel like this week is going pretty well.

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KATHRYNLP 1/12/2013 5:25PM

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KLONG8 1/12/2013 1:36PM

    You sound like you are in the zone! Wish I could say I could ignore M&M's but if they are M&M Peanuts I have been known to crumble with pinache! Every once in a while the food tracking stalls but you're jumping right back on. That's great - enjoy the weekend and keep up the tracking!

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TMCLEOD4 1/11/2013 8:37AM

    Great job! Keep on trying. I have a hard time tracking for an entire day all at once, let alone 2 or 3. You're doing awesome. I can't wait to hear about the weigh-in.

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STRINGI719 1/11/2013 8:25AM

    AWESOME job staying off the sweets, even when they are there staring you in the face! That is AMAZING!

Have you ever tied carrying a tiny notepad with you & just scribbling short notes each day about what you are eating, so you can go back & put it into the SP tracker later? That's what I'm doing right now, but I'm not good about putting it into the computer afterwards. BUT, at least I'm writing it down & seeing what I'm putting into my mouth every day! :)

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2013.4-7 keeping it real

Monday, January 07, 2013

So, my intension was to blog every single day of the year, to keep myself on task and accountable to my goals.... Well, I guess that isn't for real, because as much as I'd like to do that I just can't get to it every day. Goal adjustment: blog as often as I can.
But, the other goals, to cut out sweets, track my food and work out every day, much more realistic.

I have just finished tracking for today, and am all caught up and completed week 1.
I did workout 6 days this week, so I am good there as well,
And I have not put one piece of sweets into my mouth since January 1, when I restarted my quest for a healthy lifestyle.

So, 3 out of 4 is not bad! I'll take it and keep moving forward.

My weigh in today, after following these new rules I have set for myself was not great, but not bad either... In fact it was neutral. I stayed the same. I guess i have some holiday transgressions to make up for.

Next Monday will be better. I can feel it in my jeans! emoticon

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STRINGI719 1/8/2013 8:46AM

    Way to GO on keeping up with 3 of your 4 goals! And I'm so IN AWE of you for kicking the sweets. They are absolutely, positively, my greatest downfall. Everything else in my life is healthy, but darn that SUGAR!!!!

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TMCLEOD4 1/8/2013 8:34AM

    Congrats!! Keep it up!

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CJJANISS 1/7/2013 10:01PM

    emoticon I had a one pound loss this week so I was happy! :)

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2013.3 not so easy today

Thursday, January 03, 2013

I had a very busy day at the office today, and so have not had a chance to work out yet...but I will.
I did track all of my intake, went slightly over calories, while low on protein. I suspect that is because I had cheese with breakfast and lunch.
I also avoided the sweets...even though I came across a bag of caramels that I missed in teh great clean-out of just a few days ago. So they've been staring me in the face all day, but I stared back without eating any.
I'm off to visit my treadmill, for at least 2000 Nike Fuel points... That means 4 miles!

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STRINGI719 1/4/2013 11:31AM

    WOW, way to go on staring down those caramels! emoticon

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KATHRYNLP 1/4/2013 10:01AM

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TMCLEOD4 1/4/2013 8:08AM

    Yeah, what are Nike Fuel points?
Good job avoiding the caramels!!

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LAWANDMUSIC 1/3/2013 8:18PM

    Nike Fuel points-what is that?

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2013.2 - off to a good start today

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

So far today, I have said good bye to all the relatives visiting, cleaned and refreshed the guests rooms, cleared out the refrigerator, and taken out chicken to cook for dinner. I've tracked my breakfast, and chalked up over 1000 points on my fuel band.

Tracking is really hard - I just can't usually find the will to write everything down, or measure things before I eat them. But I measured my lo-fat cream cheese, for my half bagel at breakfast, and that was easy to track. So, I am off to a good start today.

With all the sweets out of the house, the other part of this challenge should be easier. And having these two things to focus on makes staying on track with other healthy habits all the more likely.
I weighed on Dec 31, and found that I gained 3 lbs over the holidays. I will weigh in next Monday, and once a week after that as I work to get back to where I was, and beyond.

My ultimate goal is to lose the last 20 lbs that have been dogging me forever.

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STRINGI719 1/3/2013 8:42AM

    I really need to clean all the sugar out of this house!

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SUSANS706 1/2/2013 11:47PM

    Sounds like a great plan!! I am stalled a bit, my hubby's Aunt has been sick while visiting us, and has gone back to the hospital. So I have not had the restart I had envisioned, but that is life!! Got a Fitbit one for Christmas, I am really liking it, still haven't gotten my 10,000 steps a day in, but I know I will in the future. Happy New Year my friend, hope this is our year!! to get rid of those lbs!!!

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2013.1 a mini success to start

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Today I had a house full of unexpected guests at lunchtime. My rather impromptu plan was to lay out all the remaining goodies after lunch and let the masses consume what they wanted and dispose of the rest.
It worked really well, right up to the point where I found myself with a forkful of key lime pie at my lips! But, I remembered just in time, removed the offending fork, and simply pushed the fork, and the plate away. It actually felt good to have that little victory under my belt to start this challenge.
After lunch I packed up all the leftovers of goodies and sent them off to my sister's children, or tossed them into the trash.
I am now officially clear of holiday junk food, and ready to focus on my healthy lifestyle again.
I've tracked my food intake today, and stayed just within my nutritional guidelines.
I can count day 1, of this 21-day challenge as a success!
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STRINGI719 1/2/2013 9:45AM

    So impressed by your willpower! I started my day with some leftover nut cake. NOT GOOD!!!! Arggggh!

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SPAQUEEN2012 1/1/2013 8:57PM

    I am so proud of you!!!! I actually left the house and shopped with my Christmas gift cards because I wanted to eat!

We do still have food left but the bad (good) stuff is gone. I made my desserts (key lime pie and peanut butter pie) in the shooter glasses. It was a great way to get what I wanted with (small) portion control.

I didn't do as well as you - - went over my calories, but did get in my exercise.

Good luck to all of us!


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