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It's late

Thursday, April 05, 2012

And I need to be in bed, but this is the last thing I'm doing today.

I kept to my calorie goal today.
I ate 6 servings of fruits and veggies, which is awesome.
I took a rest day, planned.
I drank plenty of water.
My gym bag isn't packed but it will be done in the morning. I have my water bottle. I'm ready.

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    WOW! You are on track! emoticon
Hope you have a great Easter weekend!

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LHLADY517 4/5/2012 10:12PM

    Sounds good.

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Butt kicked

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

By the C25K program today.

I got up this morning and my gluts were absolutely screaming. Oh my they hurt.
I am so tired today.

But did that stop my workout?
I did it. I walked, I ran, I told myself I couldn't possibly do another minute and then I did it.
Which is why I love doing this, it shows that I can do it.

I can.

I can stay in my calorie range (and I did).
I can eat fruits and veggies (and I did).

I can go to bed at a reasonable hour....that will be tonight's chore. I've been going to bed at midnight.

I can drink my water. And I did.

And after I ran and walked the treadmill, I walked the mile to work even though I told myself I was really much too tired and should just take the bus (honestly I would have taken the bus if I hadn't missed it).

And even though I was tired and sore, I walked downtown this afternoon and then back, had a meeting at a coffee shop (I drank water).

So 2 miles on the treadmill, 1 mile to work, and another mile downtown and back. So far I've done 202 minutes of exercise this week.

Adding all the calories I ate in the past three days and dividing by three, I am at the top of my calorie range but at least I'm in it :-)

I figure I have burned 216 more calories each day this week than I took in.

The week is almost half over.

I am taking tomorrow off from exercise since today's workout was so difficult. Time for a rest day.
I am making my lunch for tomorrow, and packing my water bottle.

I feel good.

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2BEHEALTHYRME 4/4/2012 1:40PM

    Yay you!! Great job!!

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Holy cats!

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

When I track my food, the things I learn!

Today I went wayyyyyyyyyyyyy over my calorie range, way over on my fats, way way over on carbs.

Where was I under? Protein.

I did get the water in, but need to drink more earlier in the day.

So, I learned:
more sleep is essential! I am going to bed in ten minutes. I swear.
It is also going to be necessary to track my food earlier in the day. It is nice to get on at 10 pm and track it all, but if I track earlier in the day I can do a better job of staying within my calorie range (and I have set my calorie range...it's fairly broad).
More protein is needed.
I am definitely someone who mistakes thirst for hunger......I just need to fill up that water bottle and glug glug glug.

However, one big success today: workout. I go to a Corepower class, it's a combo of Pilates and yoga and core workout and it's brutal. I sweat a lot when I'm there. Today I had all kinds of trouble holding my body weight up....hands on mat, knees on mat, and lift knees an inch off mat...man! And my core was begging for mercy halfway through the class. I will not give in, I must work my core. I look like an apple on two popsicle sticks and I will reduce my middle.

After the class, I walk to work from the Y. It's a mile, and I drag a big pink bag (the only one that my yoga mat fits in!) It takes me 20 minutes, usually, depending on the stop lights.

My gym bag is mostly packed (I need a shirt, which is in the wash right now) and I haven't yet packed my lunch....so off I go to do those chores. I have a water bottle packed, and I'm charging my phone so I can do the day 3 week 2 C25K workout in the morning.


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AVMOLINA 4/3/2012 1:33AM

  on ward and upward indeed!Dont worry about it too much.just dont try to make it a habit. and as long as u dont make it a habit u should be fine. try to take in as much protein as u can and lower ur carbs. and u should do fine.
all the best!

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RHSWEETPEA 4/3/2012 1:24AM

    Don't beat yourself up for going waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay over because you will do better tomorrow. emoticon

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Day One

Monday, April 02, 2012

-kept my food tracker
-ate five servings of fruits and veggies (4 veggies, 1 fruit)
-drank 10 glasses of water
-ran the day 2 of week 2 of the C25K program
-sang in the choir (1.5 hour practice, 1 hour service)

Needs improvement:
-time of day I do the tracking.....forgot about it until just now
-more water earlier in the day
-need to do some tweaking on my food (ate too much fat today)

and I am really patting myself on the back for:
tracking my food
coming here to report it
and keeping my calories on the low end of my range

All in all, a good day. But it is past time for bed.

I have set myself up for success for tomorrow by:
-making my lunch
-packing my gym bag
-having a bottle of water ready to grab from the fridge


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SPARKLED146 4/2/2012 6:42AM

Have a great Monday!


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Starting over

Sunday, April 01, 2012

I am starting over yet again. I got very much off track this week, the last half of the week.

There are no excuses.

I am tired of starting over. I am tired of needing to start over.

So I am going to stop doing it.

I am starting again, yes, as of April 1.

I will be eating five servings of vegetables a day. The good news is, even on my worst days I ate at least a couple.
I will drink at least eight glasses of water.
I will exercise a minimum of 5 days.

Even more important, I will come to Sparkpeople daily and track my food, because that's made the best efforts.

I will blog most days, at least to say that I tracked my food and to track the exercise.

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    i'm new to this ... and have never tracked my food before ... WOW ... that's the biggest benefit of sparkpeople for me ... i can see how when you don't do that it feels like you're starting over ... but really, you're moving on after a hiatus .... it'll be ok ... go for longer and longer streaks of keeping up .... and know it's ok to stumble ... just get up and get going again ....

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2BEABETTERME 4/1/2012 9:58AM

    I think we are too hard on ourselves. This is life and we are human. It doesn't have to be an all or nothing endeavor. If we are truly making this our new way of thinking for the rest of our lifetime, a few bad days or meals aren't going to matter. We were not made to be prefect. And, as long as you keep trying, in my opinion, you are succeeding.

I think it is great that you are recommitting to the plan! Do the best you can today and then do better tomorrow. If you make a few bad choices, forgive yourself and move on!

I like you kept your goals attainable. Frequently, people try to change to much all at once, get frustrated and quit.

You CAN do it!
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AUNTB63 4/1/2012 9:28AM

    The good thing about "starting over" is that no one ever has to start at the very beginning....even if we have gained what we have lost we have learned so much....like knowing tracking is an important key to success. YOU can do this...take it one day at a time and you will see success. emoticon

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MBW209 4/1/2012 5:07AM

  I am starting over AGAIN as well today and your blog reflected all of my feelings. Thanks for writing it! I am beginning to think that this "starting over" thing is just something most of us have to do all the time in many areas of our lives. After all, I regularly clean out drawers or re-work the organization of my finances or change the way furniture is arranged and I ENJOY doing it - even if I am doing it because things have become too messy or disorganized. Maybe I need to start seeing my healthy eating (and periodic lack of it) like I see messy drawers - just something I need to do something about, kind of fun and challenging to find a "better" way to do it this time, and not sweat too much about the fact that it got messy in the first place. You know,
take the emotional "heat" out of this healthy eating stuff...I will have to think more about this. What do you think?

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KARENCRANER 4/1/2012 1:58AM

    Good resolve, Girl! Remember, you can start fresh any day or even any hour. Just don't let one little bad choice lead to another!

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LINDAMARIEZ1 4/1/2012 1:37AM

    You can do it! You have spark! We are with you!

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