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Post Valentine's Day

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Well, another Valentine's Day has come and gone. I was gone for work most of the day but came home to some lovely flowers, chocolates, and a homemade dinner. He worked so hard. I definitely married a keeper. Too bad I was so incredibly drained to fully appreciate it all at the time, but we made the best of our short amount of time we had together that night.

In other news...my cholesterol is a tad bit elevated so the doctor is recommending a low fat diet. This is going to be difficult, but I'm doing some research and trying to find recipes that I would actually enjoy. I'm incredibly picky so the more recipes and foods I can find, the better!

I'm also trying to keep track of my blood sugar. The blood test results showed that my levels were a little low--69. Normal range is like 70-99. I bought a little pocket tester and some test strips and I'm going to keep track of it at least once a day. When I was younger, I was keeping track of it a little bit so I'm pretty used to poking my finger or arm with a needle.

I'm still gaining weight for some reason so hopefully a new diet will help. Now that my health is getting serious, I better start listening to my doctor.

Other than that, everything else is fine. Just working a lot and what not. Boring stuff...

  


January 1st Couple Weigh-In

Friday, January 03, 2014

Elena Ross

Goal Weight: 222 Goal Weight: 200
Weight Loss: -60 Weight Loss: -28.8

January Measurements

Body Fat % 46.20% Body Fat % 19.80%
BMI 46.9 BMI 31.1
Weight 282.2 Weight 228.8
Waist 49.5" Waist 42"
Hips 56.5" Hips 41.5"
Thigh 33.5" Thigh 23"
Upper Arm 19" Upper Arm 13"

  


Pizza is my Downfall...

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Ok, so my favorite food is, of course, pizza.

I crave it all the time and I could eat it everyday if I could. It's so crazy, you'd swear I was pregnant (I'm not).

Does anyone have any tips to help with these cravings?

I've tried Lean Pockets, Lean Cuisine Pizzas, Smart Ones Pizza Bites, but I always end up binging on them, and I'm getting sick of it because I know it's bad but I can't seem to hold myself back.

I'm not a veggie pizza kind of person, so would just plain old cheese pizza be better for me?

HELP!?!?!?!

  
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SMCBR0031 1/3/2014 7:00PM

    So, I realize this blog was posted a while back, but it called to me, so I thought I'd leave a comment. You may have already found your own solution to this, but I thought I'd share what has worked for me (my weakness being chocolate though)

First though, hang in there!

I have a similar problem with chocolate. I LOVE it! I feel like I HAVE to have it every night. I want it all the time, if it comes between air and chocolate, I may have to take some time to think about it, that's how much I love it. So, I started to make other healthy choices, and just try to make my current choice as healthy as possible. For example, instead of plain M&Ms and peanut butter M&Ms (my biggest weakness), I switched to Dove dark chocolate. A little healthier, a little bit less in calories, and a lot easier to control the portions. After a couple of months of this, I am finally ready to begin accepting that I don't need it EVERY day. So, I set a goal to not have it one day a week. That's right, just one day I will not eat chocolate. Hopefully, soon, I'll be ready to make it two days a week. So maybe, you could try something similar. Try to find the healthiest option with pizza (or limit yourself to so many calories of pizza) and just keep letting yourself have pizza, until you are ready to say "No, I don't need it all the time, two days a week or one day or once every other week is enough".

Anyways, I hope that helps a little. Keep up the good work, and stay strong!!

Spark on,
Sarah

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FERRETLOVER1 11/20/2013 6:24AM

    The best way to handle this craving is to only eat pizza at a restaurant and only with friends so you can share it. That way, you won't have the pizza calling to you from the freezer. Another thing to do is limit your pizza eating to only once a week (or less often as the craving diminishes!).

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CRAZYGRAD 11/19/2013 10:36PM

    Do you like salad? The way I make this work is that I eat a nice size salad. Then when I'm done with this salad and only then I can have one slice of pizza. In the end I had that slice of what I was craving in a proper portion. Oh... and I know me, I can't have left over pizza in the house or I'll eat it for breakfast. I swear I like it more the next morning than right away hot.

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STUDLEEJOE 11/19/2013 9:37PM

    emoticon Yes plain pizza would be better then a supreme pizza. Keep on sparking. emoticon

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Trial Run of Weight Watchers

Saturday, November 09, 2013

Okay...

I'm kind of doing this on my own but my mother-in-law left her WW stuff at our house when they moved out. So, I decided to try it for myself. I'm on day 4 so far and it hasn't been too terrible, but I'm just hoping I can stay motivated to possibly do this long term.

Has anyone had any big successes doing the Points Plus plan?

  
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ALICIA214 11/9/2013 1:42PM

 

I am a member of WW and I find it very helpful,it is very much like SP in that there are no foods that are banned but I need the actual meeting to help me along and I must say the Leader is an important part of that, my present group is fine because there are a lot of members with a great sense of humour so it is a fun meeting with a lot of good tips and ideas.
And just as an fyi if you buy the monthly pass you have access to the tools on WW on line.
Another thing is you can pop into any meeting to weigh in or to check them out.
Good luck and have fun..

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Disappointed in Myself

Sunday, November 03, 2013

This month I have managed to lose a little weight then gain it all back and then some. In all, I gained about 4 lbs. I am not happy with this. Not at all. And yet, I still find myself eating crap. I need to be more mindful of what I am eating. Any suggestions?

  
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RABBITART 11/3/2013 9:54PM

    First of all, you should not be so hard on yourself everyone has set backs with weight loss - It's not easy to lose weight! Stress can even cause weight gain.

If you are eating crap the best thing you is to get it out of the house or substitute bad foods with good food choices. Example If you love brownies make Black Bean Brownies instead of the ones laden with fat and sugar. Have cut up veggies or fruit ready to eat. Frozen bananas taste like ice cream.

I hope this helps.

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