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Monday 10/4 Goals Met

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

-1460 calories, not too shabby - and, I'm not starving either.
-Tried Barre3 class tonight with friends. It was a challenge in a new way - I would try it again for sure.
-Shredded this morning with JM for a great start to my day
-Tracked everything I ate and even pre-tracked, which was a great way for me to feel better about what I was eating and not worry about going over on my calories. It was almost like a bonus to realize that I still had food tracked that I hadn't eaten and know that I could have had it if I wanted it, but wasn't hungry for it, so I could take it off the tracker!

Could have done better on limiting my sugar intake. I didn't really need the chocolate chips with my almonds this afternoon, but it was a nice treat. I noticed that I eat a lot of fructose (fruit sugar) and wonder if this could be an easy swap for me to switch in vegetables instead of the fruits and cut down on my sugar intake that way.

Definitely feeling better today and doing the work. :0)

Here's to Tuesday being just as good!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

_VALEO_ 10/5/2010 5:53AM

    Good job on the tracking!

I saw a dietician who told me that we should eat no more than 2 servings of fruits a day because of the fruit sugar.

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Weekly Goals 10/4 - 10/10

Monday, October 04, 2010

So, this week is going to be a little crazy, what with:
-DH's birthday on Tuesday
-Alumni club reception Wednesday
-Oregon Chiropractic Association reception Thursday
-Good friend's bachelorette / wedding / reception this weekend

Thus, I have to be extra diligent with my goals and planning.

GOAL = Track nutrition all week, for everything. Let's go, TREX281 and BURNETTABBY, we can do this!
GOAL = 1450 calories / day or less
GOAL = 30 Day Shred everyday
GOAL = Try at least two new workouts this week - already have some in mind: new DVD I picked up at Goodwill yesterday and Barre3 class tomorrow with Kim E.
GOAL = Limit sugar intake!!!!

I know these goals are totally within my power to reach and that I've done them before. Just need to stay accountable this week and I will achieve them. Doing the work and smiling :)

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COOLCUKE 10/4/2010 9:24AM

    go for it, girl! you can do it!!!


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_VALEO_ 10/4/2010 6:55AM

    Great goals! Writing them down will help you to stay focused through this crazy but fun week!


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1 Year Sparkversary + Before/After Photos!

Monday, September 20, 2010

So, just a quick blog post to celebrate my one year of community, support, tracking and overall success in utilizing Sparkpeople!

Here's a recap:

September 2009 beginning weight = 172 lbs
September 2010 current weight = 148.4 lbs

Some progress I'd say :) I am almost to my next milestone goal of 145lbs, which I want to reach by my sister's wedding on October 16th. The way I'm going, I'm going to blow by that and then some by that date. wOoT!

Thank you to all my Sparkfriends that have helped make this a successful journey to this point. I appreciate and treasure each and every one of you! You have helped make me the person I am today and I am so grateful.

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_VALEO_ 10/3/2010 2:34AM

    You look fab! emoticon on your journey!

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TREX281 9/29/2010 12:59AM

    it has been amazing to watch your transformation since i met you! i can honestly say having you in my life is truly a blessing! emoticon

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RSWIFE 9/20/2010 5:21PM

    Congratulations on your success! You look fabulous!

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GPENSRAE 9/20/2010 4:10PM

    You look amazing!!!!

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GYMRAT_AT44 9/20/2010 2:57PM

    Nice job! Guess you got over the season blues? Looking good.

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SCRAPHAPPY94 9/20/2010 2:39PM

    Fabulous Sunshine! Congratulations:)

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COOLCUKE 9/20/2010 2:17PM

    you look fabulous!!! keep up the awesome work!!! you will surely blow past your goal and attend your sisters wedding looking like the gorgeous diva you are!!!

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NATALYA1221 9/20/2010 12:23PM

    Inspirational blog! Thanks for posting!

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Sloooooowing down...

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Bleh, I feel like I am in a fog. I have no energy, no motivation to get anything done, no desire to move forward. Funny enough, I am having plenty of anxiety about a number of different topics. Hmmmm, connection perhaps?

I know what has triggered all this - the change in the weather. It's as if two weeks ago, a switch was flipped to fall and my energy switched off. I've known for the past two years that I probably have Seasonal Affective Disorder and it is definitely being proven to me right now.

A bright spot is that I had my annual physical with my MD yesterday and we talked about this. I already have done a ton of research on this problem and counseled a few of my own patients about it. We both agreed that since we're planning on trying to get pregnant soon, taking antidepressants isn't a good option (and not one I want to explore anyway). So we agreed on trying light therapy and she wrote me a prescription for a light box. Hopefully the insurance will help pay for it, but that remains ambiguous from the benefits guide I have. I need to get started on some kind of therapy pronto because I cannot function like this.

No big surprise either that in the past few days, my eating at night has been out of control. This is classic SAD symptomology, even if it is totally frustrating.

I was so happy last week to see 149 on the scale. I know I can get back there and push past it, but with how I'm feeling right now, its going to take a lot of effort to accomplish that. I know I can do it - just have to keep going. *sigh* Is is time to crawl under the desk for a nap yet?

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  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

GPENSRAE 9/14/2010 9:51AM

    Wow, this has to be tough! I'ms orry you go through this every year! I hope the light box does help!!!

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RSWIFE 9/9/2010 12:03PM

    Hi I can see what you are going through. My hubby suffers from that as well. Please let me know how the light therapy works as I was looking nto that for him. What really helps him is going for a walk each day. I push him even when he doesn't feel like it. Most days it helps. Try and push for those walks. I hope you will be feeling better soon!

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COOLCUKE 9/9/2010 9:56AM

    ladies, keep your heads up! you both have been doing so great, dont forget that. and dont forget its okay to take a break once in awhile! when was the last time either of you took one week off from working out?? just a thought. and one more thought: you are amazing and gorgeous and fabulous!
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GYMRAT_AT44 9/8/2010 10:44PM

    OMG - sounds exactly how I am feeling right now. Makes you want to scream! I just had a fantastic month, hit that magical number, met my goals, my little gym competition is over (that is part of it, I think), agree with you - weather change is crappy... don't get me wrong, in Oklahoma we are ready for fall, cuz it has been HOT. But right now it is raining.

I just feel kind of lost and un-motivated. Start the morning out great and lose it by mid-afternoon. Crazy stuff. Glad to know I'm not the only one. Let me know what helps you. Even the long holiday weekend didn't seem to re-charge me. Dang it!!!!


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FARAWAY84Z 9/8/2010 7:39PM

    I really hope the light box makes a difference for you and that you get all your awesome energy and motivation back. I have faith you will see that number again, as the scale falls right past it.
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D2L2 30 Day Shred

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Ahhh! Still quite a challenge this morning with my daily Jillian workout, but improved from yesterday. The cardio segments in this level are killer!


I weighed in at 149.8 this morning!

Now, this might technically round to 150, and that's okay, but I am super excited to see anything beginning in the 140s on my scale. I can't believe how far I've come and that I am actually getting so close to my goal weight. Its definitely been a challenge, and looking back at the month of August, I was all over the map in terms of my eating. I have always been steady with my exercise, so that just tells me I really need to stay on top of my daily nutrition plan and follow it to the T, no matter where I am or what I'm doing. Its about making this goal achieveable and a priority over eating the cookies or whatever with my friends. My friends will still love me and I can stick to my goals.

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GPENSRAE 9/7/2010 9:28AM

    Awesome job! I love the 30 DS, it's my go to workout when I'm short on time or don't feel like running! Congrats on hitting the 140's...so awesome!!! I too have to remind myself to watch my eating, working out is no problem, it's the extra calories I find myself consuming and then telling myself it's okay because I'll work out later. Doesn't work that way:)

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COOLCUKE 9/3/2010 12:47AM

    woohoo!!! how exciting!!! congrats!!! hey friend, that is some accomplishment! keep up the awesome work!!!


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GYMRAT_AT44 9/2/2010 11:31PM

    Shoot girl, the ounces count!!! Ain't no rounding up. I am with you. It is great when you get below that magical number. Congrats!

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TREX281 9/2/2010 1:45PM

    Awesome job beautiful!!!! before you know it you'll be where you wanna be, You're so amazing!

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