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Off Track

Friday, December 18, 2009

I definitely learned that I need to track my food and exercise last week. When I don't track I underestimate my intake. I was way above my calories a couple of days last week and I feel the difference. The scale has me up 2 which I know is not really 2 pounds of fat but mostly water weight from my high salt intake. I still don't like the feeling of being off track. Well, yesterday I was back on track and will make it a good weekend.

  
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LOULOUBELLE2 12/18/2009 11:23PM

    One step back equals many steps ahead.
Glad your climbing back up on the wagon again. You CAN DO IT.
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GABY1948 12/18/2009 6:10PM

    It's all part of the learning process. You will be fine. Good job!

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GRANNY1972 12/18/2009 4:27PM

    That salt intake can really make a difference!! I have to watch that all the time. Guess we better just keep tracking!

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RURAL3 12/18/2009 12:18PM

    Glad to have you back Nancy. You will get it off quickly. The salt can do that to us. I found it very scary when I stopped tracking too. Shows us we need that accountability for awhile.

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OURELEE1 12/18/2009 8:28AM

  You know your body better than anyone else. It funny how you can tell the differents without the scale.

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BUDSNRAINA 12/18/2009 8:21AM

    Hang in there...the most important part is that you realized you were off track and now can be aware of it. Good luck and keep up the great work!!

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Stressssssful Week

Thursday, December 17, 2009

It's been a stressful week. Not being able to access Spark People except for a few minutes at work and on my husband's old, old, slow, slow computer. All I could do was the absolute essentials - what I ate and my exercise. I often didn't get to put anything in for several days and then when I did I found out that I was over. So it hasn't been a good week calorie or weight wise. But I keep on keeping on.

The second stress was that I had to set up 4 H1N1 clinics in our local high schools. I had no idea how many people would show up and I ended up overplanning but I didn't want people to show up and not have any vaccine. So I exhaused myself planning, and packing and unpacking. I have gotten overtired and set off a fibro flare so I don't feel so hot. But again I just keep on keeping on.

Wow, it's good to be back! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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BUSSMOM 12/17/2009 11:23PM

  What a busy week you have had. Is it over now so that you can take care of yourself? I pray your fibro dissipates.

Welcome back. I don't know what I would do if I had to be away from SP for long. Glad you have been able to make it back!

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Adjusting

Thursday, December 10, 2009

I had lunch with a group of people at work as a potluck. I brought a loaf of the SP Banana Nut Bread (once again!). I ate small amounts of the most apporopriate things I could find at the pot luck and tried very hard to be careful. When I went home I tracked everything...I couldn't believe it but I ate 839 calories and I wasn't even full.

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So for supper we had Spaghetti Squash with Marinara sauce (`1 oz of lean hamburger in my portion of Marinara) and a salad with dressing. I had a light yogurt as a bedtime snack and I ended up smack dab in the middle of my calorie range!

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GABY1948 12/12/2009 9:38AM

    You are doing an awesome job! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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RURAL3 12/10/2009 5:07PM

    looks like you worked it out just fine.

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JUST-AMY 12/10/2009 2:41PM

    I love spaghetti squash! That made me think I haven't had any for far too long! Thanks for this blog. I am going to buy some this weekend and this sounds nuts, but I can't wait!

Take care and post a new pic this winter with Bucky and Thunder so we can see the progress!

Amy

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LOULOUBELLE2 12/10/2009 10:02AM

    Oh your soooooo good. emoticon Just make sure your eating enough. You need energy to get out in that freezing cold.

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Freeeeeezing!

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

I can't believe how cold it is. I don't know if losing 40 pounds has made me feel the cold more, but I am freezing. I just want to sit in front of the fire in my snugglie and stay warm. I don't want to go out there and go to work. Oh, well, we don't always get what we want.

Last night my DH, who does all the cooking during the week, made 2 Spark People recipe banana nut bread loaves. Delicious! I am going to take one to a pot luck at work today. That way I can have a healthier dessert!

I hope you all stay warm and out of the snow!

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SANDRAHUGHES 12/9/2009 5:43PM

    When I lost 40 pounds, I definitely felt the cold that first year, especially since I had been at a high weight for so long. But it has never been that cold for me again. Next year shouldn't be so bad. Exercise always heats me right up, too!

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GABY1948 12/9/2009 2:50PM

    I agree about losing the weight and being cold, but it sure is nicer!

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DARKANGELKISS88 12/9/2009 1:43PM

    You stay warm too and my sister used to always be hot. Since she lost some weight she is now cold all the time. :)

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RURAL3 12/9/2009 10:34AM

    I think it is partially true that we feel the cold more because of the weight lost but it is really really cold and snowy. And quite frankly I am tired of people telling me that. I choose to be cold rather than gain back weight to be warm. emoticon It's going to be a long winter. emoticon emoticon

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LOULOUBELLE2 12/9/2009 9:55AM

    Nancy, they say it's cold down here in AZ.....They don't know what cold is!!!!!!!!!!!! Keep warm and bundle up.

Yum, Banana nut Bread sounds so good. Wish my DH cooked, but he barely knows how to boil water. Enjoy that pot luck.

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GRANNY1972 12/9/2009 9:33AM

    It is freezing here in northern Oklahoma too! We haven't had any snow yet but there was some freezing drizzle yesterday and the wind is blowing so hard the cold goes right through you. I don't have to work today so I'm staying in front of the woodstove with a good book!

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JUDY4652 12/9/2009 8:27AM

    Wrap up warm and walk briskly to get warm (good exercise too!). Then you won't feel guilty when you get a lovely dessert!

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ANNROBERTS54 12/9/2009 8:06AM

    Not cold in Tennessee yet, but the wind is howling and that is supposed to usher in the lower temps. Gotta get ready to go out and walk in the blustery breeze

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Back to Cardioke

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

I tried Jillian Michaels Boost Metabolism DVD on Exercise TV yesterday. Boy that was too much for me. I pulled my side and hurt my knee. This middle aged grannie is going back to Cardioke today.

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I do think it's important to recognize my limitations. I feel so good that I want to try everything, but some exercises or activities are beyond my abilities. Sometimes I know this but want to try anyway. I guess that's ok, but when I hurt myself like I did yesterday I feel stupid. On the other hand, if I don't try I'll never know what my full abilities are. One good thing is that my DH was in the living room while I attempted to work out with the video and he said "I sure admire you, honey".

As I said - It's back to Cardioke today!

  
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RURAL3 12/8/2009 11:58AM

    I am hearing you loud and clear Nancy. I agree though we don't know if we don't try. We do more than others and some do more than us. It's life. But we have grown so much over these months that I think we can be proud of what we have accomplished.

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LOULOUBELLE2 12/8/2009 10:15AM

    I know exactly what you mean.... Just remember that we're not as young as we like to think we are.
Be careful, yet keep on going.... When you try something new, do just a few minutes of a new routine to test it out.

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