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Recording food intake by memory...not a good idea

Sunday, July 12, 2009

I don't have internet access at my weekend cabin. Last weekend I forgot to bring my record of what I ate back from the cabin when we returned home, so I recorded what I remembered when I got back. This weekend I brought back the list from last weekend and recorded what I really ate. Oh my, what a difference. My memory is very forgiving. I ate at least 1/3 more calories, fat, carbs etc. than I had remembered. No wonder I didn't lose weight last week!

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RWETHAIRYET 7/13/2009 2:39PM

    I tend to not log in over the weekend every weekend...and it amazes me what I forget if I don't write it down!!!
So I've been there too...almost every monday morning, lol.

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KCRO62 7/13/2009 1:45AM

    she did keep up with it, she just forgot it! kudos to you for doing it while you were out of town! It's really hard to do daily anyway with all our busy lives! And I also seem to "fudge" on numbers when i'm doing it by memory!

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MISBEHAVING 7/12/2009 11:20PM

    I am so guilty of trying to reconstruct my meals when I'm out of town. There are times that I do record everything and get back and plug it in. Then there are those times... and I acknowledge that I'm probably off. I just chock it up and work harder the next week.
Don't stress too much about it!!

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RENA1965 7/12/2009 11:01PM

    Good to hear you learned something. A piece of paper and pencil weighs nothing to pack and can avoid alot of grief later..

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3 Day Weekends

Friday, July 10, 2009

My DH and I are getting ready to go to our cabin for the weekend. Which we do most weekends. Two years ago we were blessed to have been able to realize our 20 year dream of having a cabin in the mountains. Almost every weekend we get to leave the hustle and bustle of daily life and take a 1 1/2 hour drive to heaven. We drive thru gentle rural farmlands, thru the foothills and into the Rockies relaxing more with each mile. Once we get to the cabin there is lots to do - gathering wood for the fire, turning on the generator for water and clearing more land. But we love it. It feels like we are returning to the essentials of life. Even our dog, Bucky and our cat, Midnight seem happier there. We hike every day. We eat breakfast on the front porch looking out to the valley below. We talk to each other more up there than we do in the city. We just seem at peace. We have electricity, but no TV or telephone. It's just back to the basics and we love it. Now that I've been eating more healthfully the last 3 1/2 weeks I feel that my diet has gone back to the basics too. No sauces, packaged food, fast food, soda, etc. This is how I want to continue spending my life.

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KCRO62 7/13/2009 1:46AM

    Wow, this I would LOVE! Lucky you! :)

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GABY1948 7/10/2009 8:42PM

    Oh how I envy you this...Rocky Mountains are heaven to me...or the nearest thing to it! Enjoy it for me, PLEASE!

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Having fun with exercise

Thursday, July 09, 2009

I guess it wouldn't be a surprise to anyone that I don't like to exercise. My main exercise is walking. Since its been so hot the past few days I haven't been able to walk outside at lunch like I have been doing the past 2 weeks so I came up with 2 new strategies.

1) My work involves occasionally having to walk around the 2 buildings that comprise my work site so I decided to convert that walk (at least 2 x day) into a fitness walk. I put on my tennis shoes and walk briskly from place to place trying to get up my heart rate. I use the longest route to every place I need to go and I don't use the elevator - I use the dreaded stairs. It takes me 15 minutes to do my rounds. So yesterday, that's how I got in my 30 minutes of exercise.

2) I decided to try and put some variety into my exercise routine. On one of the message boards someone mentioned Exercise TV. I browsed my cable channel directory and sure enough, there it was! So now, in the last 2 days I have exercised with "Bollywood dancing" , Line dancing, Pilates and Yoga. I'm not good, but boy did I have fun. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    Good for you. Don't know if you've ever tried the WII, but I've found several cardio workout routines that are really fun, too! This has added a lot of variety to my exercise. I'm enjoying it.

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11-RENEWAL-20 7/9/2009 4:37PM

    I really need to find something...ANYTHING...that will improve my attitude where exercise is concerned. I've heard a lot about the Leslie Sansone DVDs ....I'll see if that might do it. You've come up with a good idea...KEEP IT UP!!! emoticon

Comment edited on: 7/9/2009 4:37:41 PM

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GABY1948 7/9/2009 4:32PM

    Excellent...and you will keep feeling better and better so that you don't mind the exercise anymore! Keep it up.

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RURAL3 7/9/2009 10:55AM

    What a great idea. Turn your workplace into exercise. You get a 2 for 1 deal.
Keep sparking. emoticon

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What about Salt?

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

I had been discouraged about my lack of weight loss this week so I looked around the message boards for help. I read on one that water retention could be a problem that could occur from eating too much salt. I learned that I could track my sodium intake (wow!) so I did. On several days last week my salt intake was way above the recommended high. ( I usually eat a packaged bowl of soup at lunch). Maybe that's it. So today I will start eating only half of the packaged bowl of soup. The bowl actually contains 2 servings according to the label, so I will start eating just one serving. To my mind that doesn't seem like enough soup so I am going to add 1/2 cup of frozen peas to the mix greatly changing my sodium intake. Without this site I never would have looked at the salt content of my lunch. Here's hoping that I'll have a weight loss next week.....

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    Great idea! Also try to introduce maybe some fruit into your lunch or maybe a salad! These things will help you also!
You will get this ! We are all here for you; just sit back and yell; we will come running! also don't forget to explore the recipe section,there are some fantastic ideas listed !
Have a great day!

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3 Weeks In

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

I am discouraged that after being on the program for 3 weeks, eating within my calorie goals, exercising daily and drinking 8 glasses of water I didn't lose any weight this week. So I went to the motivational pages and read an article about Mistakes people who are trying to lose weight make. It mentioned expecting results too soon, expecting results to be consistent - when they are not, and not letting a setback put you back. I feel a little better, but am still disappointed.


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RURAL3 7/9/2009 10:58AM

    Focus on the positive. You are doing all the right things. Don't let that little creepy discouragement guy wedge himself into your thoughts. Each day will get better.
Carol emoticon

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