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My NSV is Pride in Accomplishments

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

I知 proud because I did everything on my To Do list last week and I did it as planned. I am slowly starting to declutter things and that is a really good thing. Of course, what I知 not so proud of is how much money I have wasted in the past on stuff I didn稚 need, and I have done it time and time again. You really only notice something like that when you start ordering things in your home (and in your life). When I get this house to a certain level of order, I swear I will not let this happen again.

Here are my goals for this week:

1. Strength training at the fitness center twice
2. Declutter 2 drawers/cabinets in the kitchen, more in my office
3. Log every single bite or drink in my food journal

Today, I'm grateful for friends and neighbors. Since I don't have many living relatives, they are my little extended family!


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DIETCOLALOLA 9/16/2014 11:59AM

    Amen Platinum! Decluttering, or getting to a Zen state of mind and household -- as I like to call it -- can be strenuous buit it has so many rewards! I just cleaned out and reorganized one of the drawers in my kitchen which holds the knives, bottle openers, corkscrew and all the other miscellaneous stuff you only need once in a while. There was so much junk in there I hadn't used in the 6 years since we built our house. I threw it all away. *proud*

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PLATINUM755 9/16/2014 11:00AM

    I made declutter part of my healthy lifestyle journey as well and oh my goodness emoticon, it can be so mentally and physically exhausting yet so rewarding; as soon as you can see any progress, what a sense of accomplishment comes over you (at least it did for me :))

Love your week's goals. emoticon emoticon

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DIETCOLALOLA 9/16/2014 8:11AM

    Evie, thanks for sharing. I can totally relate to baby steps, which is why I am setting very small goals like declutter two drawers in one week. But, once you get started, you want to do more and more. Still, I'm going to take it a few small steps at a time so I don't get in over my head and can enjoy little success stories every week!

I'm using these small decluttering projects to also help me with my weight loss efforts. I noticed that I seemed to slightly binge eat after coming home from work but waiting for my husband to get home for dinner. I would nibble and nibble and by the time he got home for dinner, I had already eaten my dinner calories but still had dinner with him.

Now, I work on decluttering something until he's home. It's the proverbial killing two birds with one stone. I'm eating less and cleaning more!


Good luck with your projects. Let me know how you're doing!

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EVIE4NOW 9/16/2014 7:47AM

  I am trying to declutter too. It amazes me how much I really don't need. Just like this journey, my decluttering efforts have to be baby steps.

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Great Day, I'm totally jazzed!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Great day so far. I got myself to the gym but was a little later than usual and it was totally empty. I think I like going at that time on on home office days. By the time I知 done with my workout, I can come home and have lunch right away. I知 usually starved after the workout anyway. Fridays I have to go earlier of course because of Zumba. Anyway, I did strength training today and had a good workout. I added two new machines to my workout, one for the legs and one for the stomach. Both of them are very strenuous.

Yesterday, I walked with my neighbor Sylvia and my dog after work. We had a great walk but Sylvia gets bored with the route easily. She said she壇 like to ride bikes tomorrow. I actually would love to do that too but it means that Barkley (my dog) can稚 come along. That part is a little sad.

Last night I was very good with the drinking and eating. I知 losing weight very slowly but I am losing and I am becoming more and more disciplined. I知 proud of that.

Weekly goals for this week were:

Clean out the messy long cabinet in my office 50% done!
At least one dinner cancelling on a weekday
Twice to fitness center One down, one to go!

Today I am grateful for :

Home office
My gym. I really like it.

My NSV today is: a great strength training workout with two new exercises added!!


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DIETCOLALOLA 9/12/2014 3:01AM

    My dog is pretty small but the one time we took her in the basket, she jumped out. Luckily, we were in a park but if we had been on the street, she might have gotten really hurt. Ever since, I've been afraid to take her. But maybe it's more my problem than hers?

Anyway, thanks to both of you for the encouragement!

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MJREIMERS 9/11/2014 7:10PM

    You are doing emoticon ! Keep it up! I know emoticon

P.S. I'd be sad about the dog not getting his walk, too! Is he too big for a bicycle basket? emoticon

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It's Time Now

Thursday, September 04, 2014

It痴 time to do so many things now that I got the good news that I am perfectly healthy, I need to start doing some things to stay that way.

I want to get back to my goal weight of 74 kilos and maybe even lower. How do I do that? I need to get back to consistent exercise, better eating habits and mindful drinking.

I read that to lose 10 pounds in 5 weeks, you need to cut 500 calories off your daily total and/or exercise for 500 calories. Best would be to do both I guess.

Today I am grateful for:

My clean bill of health from my recent check up and blood work
My budding friendship with Sylvia
My NSV today is: My muscle aches from the fitness center yesterday. It shows me that I really worked hard.

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    Here's to focus!! emoticon

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Look for your mistakes (and correct them!)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Obviously I did something slightly wrong yesterday because I regained the 0,3 Kg that I had lost the day before. It isn't tragic, but it gives me the opportunity to learn from my mistakes. So, analyzing yesterday's eating, I realize a few things. First, I seemed really tired all day and also really hungry. I ate differently at breakfast than I would normally. Then I had a salad with 10 olives on it at lunch (too many I guess) and I ate two mini-salamis, a cheese and sugar free jello as snacks (too much). Finally, at dinner I had turkey steaks with cream cheese and asparagus (OK) but then a lot of my other cheese and some ham (not necessary).


So, today, I got a good night's sleep. I'm fresh and feeling stronger than I did yesterday. I have my aerobics class tonight (which is really good for weight loss) and I already did 35 minutes on my treadmill. I reintroduced the incline again and went very slightly slower than I have been without incline but I kept my pulse right in the good zone.

I'm going to watch my food today and see if it doesn't have a more positive report tomorrow. And anyway, it is only 300 grams gain!

Treadmill: 35 minutes, incline of 2
05 minutes at 4.5 kmh
10 minutes at 5.0 kmh
20 minutes at 5.5 kmh

3,09 Km distance

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    i think it is due to the sodium content of the foods eaten. have you added sodium as one of the items to track on your nutrition tracker ??? it's hard to stay within 2,300 a day but it can be done. eating foods high in potassium absorbs the sodium so that can help.

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Progress is a nice flavor!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

OK, I'm sold on eating less refined carbs. I feel good and I am lighter than I have been in over a month. It isn't even really hard. Of course, yesterday was a total fitness day and today as a result, I probably won't go to the gym but I WILL work out on the treadmill for 30 minutes. This morning, my hip sort of hurt and also I was sooo tired. So I decided to put off the morning treadmill routine. But when I get home from work, I'm gonna jump right on that machine. I want to keep up the streak!


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    you're doing great. it's good to let your body till tonight. keep up the great job emoticon

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JMAGEE8871 4/14/2010 12:14PM

Keep up the great work!

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LORICRON 4/14/2010 10:50AM

    Congrats on keeping motivated!

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