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Blog entry Day 3

Thursday, July 28, 2011

I didn't get to Blog yesterday because my computer was being weird. I had to go in and remove IE9, for some reason it wasn't letting some of my SP pages open, but that's fixed now so here we go.

Did all my cardio, kept my nutrition under control, (I didn't eat half my requirements for breakfast emoticon). Ya know, they say eat a big breakfast, but how do you do that without using up too many nutrition requirements??? I had a friend who once told me to eat breakfast like a King, lunch like a Prince and dinner like a pauper. I wish I could figure out how to do that.

Hubby rarely eats breakfast, I pack him a big lunch which he spaces throughout the day and then eats a big dinner. His job is physically demanding so he can do that. Me, I just think about food and gain weight.

Had roasted chicken and veggies last night, it was good, but I have no idea why I decided to turn on the was cooler than it has been but it was still pushing 90 yesterday afternoon. I made enough chicken to make something quick and simple for dinner tonight. I have to go look for a recipe yet, so I don't know what it will be. Hopefully something with whole grains, which I have a lot of, chicken and veggies.

I need to bake bread today too. Since it's cool(er) out this morning I will probably make it as soon as I finish here.

Well, every one have a great day. emoticon


Losing 112 Pounds One Day at a Time

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Well, this is my first Blog entry. I've been hanging around SP for about a week now and finally seem to have the motivation to do this. I started "Walking Off The Pounds" with Leslie Sansone yesterday. I'm only doing the 1 mile walk right now, but I did the entire workout both yesterday and today. I plan to do this workout once a day for a week, then twice a day, then go for the 2 mile workout and just keep progressing. My current walking workout is Monday-Friday.

I am 5' 7" and weigh 255 pounds my BMI is 40% and I am obese. This is not acceptable.

I have some strength training, but haven't found the motivation to start them yet.....but I will.

I have been tracking my nutrition for a week and am happy to report that I am on target most of the time. My fat intake has been a little high, and yesterday my calories were about 300 calories over. Not too bad, I just need to keep and eye on things.

My calories were over because I tried an experiment...I at a BIG breakfast, like your supposed to do....well I ended up using right at 1/2 my daily calorie intake. Then at lunch, I used up all but 200 of the remaining calories, so for dinner I ate a big salad with all kinds of veggies in it and just a little sesame oil and some red wine vinegar....but since there weren't any carbs in the salad I got hit with a carb craving and ended up eating 7 Triscuit Crackers and some blue cheese for a snack about an hour later, so the calories and fat were high.

Oh well, such is life. I didn't gain 100 plus pounds overnight and can't expect to change my eating habits overnight either. I have never been one to exercise, but have spent most of my life working physically demanding jobs. Now I'm a stay at home wife, a domestic engineer as my husband puts it. I've gone from 180 5 years ago to 255 and this is just not acceptable to me.

My plan is to post here every day, as strange as it may sound, by posting in a public forum I am holding myself accountable for what I eat and do throughout the day. If this is what it takes for me to lose weight and be healthier, then so be it. I will not accept being fat and out of shape anymore.

Thank you for reading my blog, I hope that you will inspire me and I will inspire you as I make my journey and you make yours on this road to health and fitness.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

DONNALIZ67 7/26/2011 10:36PM

    One day at a time is the only way to do it. You sound like you are off to a good start, with a realistic attitude and plan.

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MICRAELIE 7/26/2011 3:33PM

    Welcome. I'm pretty new here too -- it's been almost a month. I really like what you said about not gaining weight overnight so not to expect to lose it in the same amount of time. That's something I need to remind myself, too. I started at 261 in April, joined Spark at the beginning of July and am down a total 38 pounds. I LOVE Spark and the people here and I think you will, too. Blogging, sharing posts, etc -- I've found it also helps me stay accountable and build the relationships that will sustain and motivate me on my journey. Best to you!



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MINIDRIVER63 7/26/2011 2:43PM

    Welcome! I started here a little more than a year ago, 5'4" 261 pounds. I'm about 183 now - it can be done! You've got all the right tools and the right attitude. I know you'll succeed.

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TURTLERASKIN 7/26/2011 12:48PM

    You're doing well! My first couple of weeks, I was routinely way over in fat. And then when I started tracking sodium, I found I was way over in sodium every day. But it does get so much easier. Now, I rarely find myself in danger of going over fat, and the sodium is getting better too. Good luck!

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JDECKNESS 7/26/2011 12:38PM

    Don't worry about going over calories a little bit in the beginning. That is why it is the beginning. So we can make small adjustments at a time to achieve grater goals in the future. I went over calories quite a bit in the first stages too. I find now that I have a hard time reaching the low end of my calorie range. Just remember this something worth working for and you will succeed.


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JESSI_CARNEY 7/26/2011 12:14PM

  Sounds to me like you have a perfect plan. I started out with walking as well. A little more over time then added in other forms of exercise and it has paid off amazingly. I was not a person who like to exercise either but as the pounds started to come off and I got in better physical shape you will be surprised at how good you feel when you are exercising regularly. The food tracker on Sparks is amazing. It sure taught me a lot about what foods where horrible and which ones were good. Some of them really took me by surprise I didn't realize what I was eating. I know you will reach your weight loss goal as will I !

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DARSHAN130 7/26/2011 12:10PM

    Good luck on your journey to a healthier you. You can do this. It seems like you have the right attitude so with follow through you will be seeing results in no time.

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