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Moody, Tired of Tracking, Co-workers and HCG

Monday, March 05, 2012

Yesterday I was in such a foul mood. No need to wonder why -- I haven't been doing my cardio. To be fair, I did have a cold again, and was home with a sick kid, but still. There's no excuse. Back at it this week.


I'm also SO sick of having calorie counts in my brain. I haven't been good about tracking since I've been "off" the SP site for Lent, but I still basically KNOW the number of calories in something, and I wish I didn't. I hate that when I eat something, I'm thinking, "this is a 'calorie-expensive' food." I'm just sick of it, and considering abadoning the practice altogether, and just going with my gut (so to speak), getting plenty of veg/fruits and lean protein... but ...I'm a little bit addicted to tracking, too.


Some of my coworkers are doing the HCG injections and an Atkins-like 'diet' (lots of pistachios throughout the day, and get this, a Zaxby's "Zalad" with extra buffaloed chicken. Very nutritious, LOL.) I have, until now, kept my mouth shut, but of course I've looked it up and it doesn't sound like a very smart way to lose weight. How do I say something without sounding like a know-it-all? I feel like even sending a link to a good article about it will seem like I'm meddling, even if I say, "I'm concerned about this diet you're on..."

Of course I'm not the best model for losing weight, since I can't seem to at all. But still.

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BLACKJEN82 3/7/2012 1:50PM

    Hey there!! I hope you're doing better. My advice: don't give up tracking and don't say anything to your friends LOL But if you do say something to your co-workers, you might just give them the info about sparkpeople and gently encourage them to try a new lifestyle they can maintain? I don't know, that's tough. But what I've learned in my yo-yo dieting for the last 12 years is that whatever you do has to be something you can stick with, for life, not just until you lose that last few pounds...

Hang in there and let me know if you need some support! Hugs! emoticon

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MLIANNE 3/6/2012 10:27AM

    Hang in there! I'm sorry you've been sick - major bummer. A good friend of mine did the HCG diet and has been suffering every since. I'm glad your'e smarter than that!

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REWIND3 3/5/2012 6:08PM

    One day at a time. I'll say a prayer for you. Hope you have a good week. emoticon

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REWIND3 3/5/2012 6:07PM

    One day at a time. I'll say a prayer for you. Hope you have a good week. emoticon

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TWINSMOMMY607 3/5/2012 10:14AM

    Big Hugs!!!

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Last week

Saturday, February 25, 2012

I ran on Tuesday at the new gym -- loved it, no one talked to me or bothered me, and that is my kind of gym -- and then Friday at the office gym. I think I prefer the new gym, actually, BUT for time reasons I can really only work out for 20 minutes there (need the other time for driving/changing clothes).

No knee pain at all with the new shoes. Hooray!

I decided that for Lent, I need to stay off the SP site during the workday. I can get sucked in and "play," leaving comments, reading blogs, "huddling," for an hour or more when I'm not paying attention. It's harder to login at home, but I'll try.

It's so windy out! Glad I have the gym membership so if I want to run, it does NOT have to be outside! I think I'm the only one who feels that way (prefers treadmill over outside).


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EL-E-E 3/5/2012 8:25AM

    @Kay, the gym is up on Stilesboro/Due West, it's a Workout Anytime that my husband belonged to; he just added me to his account. :)

@Mlianne, I got Brooks Adrenaline and I love 'em!


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MLIANNE 2/28/2012 10:00AM

    I'm glad that you like the new gym! I always like when people never talk to me, too; it's quite annoying! What new shoes did you buy?

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KAYYVAUGHN 2/27/2012 6:18AM

    I do like the treadmill, but I also enjoy walks outside with my husband. We walked to the park nearby one morning last week. It was so nice. They have made improvements to our park. Usually, I'm doing DVDs or the treadmill, but it's also nice to get outside.

I'm glad that you have found a gym. Is it nearby?

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ELISOS 2/26/2012 8:49PM


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1 Year!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

I'm happy about this being my 1 year Sparkiversary, even though I haven't lost the 10 pounds I wanted to lose. I have gained this, instead:

--A habit of drinking water, at least 48 oz a day compared to zero ounces a day on average!
--A completely foreign-to-me desire to try running!
--A total understanding that exercise elevates my mood and keeps stress and daily anxiety (to which I am prone!!) manageable.

I'm happy because I'm still here. I'm still working at it!

I'm happy because I got fitted for new running shoes over the weekend (Brooks Adrenaline and they're RED, my fave).

I'm happy because I've learned that life gets in the way sometimes and THAT'S OKAY; you can just pick it right back up.

I'm happy because 10 minutes a day makes a difference. (Didn't believe that before.)

I'm happy because I still want to keep going; I am not defeated.

I'm happy because I'm making better choices. Still have a ways to go, but improvements have been made.

I'm happy because I'm learning about myself all the time.

I'm happy to know all of you! Thanks for reading and supporting me!

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ELISOS 2/26/2012 9:16PM


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STEADYON 2/25/2012 2:55PM

    WAY TO GO!

I wish I could be that happy! With the time that has past ;)

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MLIANNE 2/24/2012 11:51AM

    LOVE THIS! Go you!

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JOANNS4 2/23/2012 9:24AM

    Happy Sparkversary! emoticon

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KAYYVAUGHN 2/23/2012 8:00AM

    Congratulations. Lee, that is wonderful. I love your positive attitude.

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ROBERTGSHOWERS 2/22/2012 12:32AM

    Congratulations! And well said! Like Coach Nicole says, you don't learn to love your body because it's thin, you learn to love your body FIRST, then health and appropriate weight loss will come.

Peace and good to you

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CATHOLICCORGI 2/21/2012 8:41PM

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MOSTMOM1 2/21/2012 2:36PM

    I'm happy because of all of your NSVs. You've really racked up quite a collection! Good for you; I think you've had a stellar year. Spark on!

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SPARKCHANTAL 2/21/2012 1:52PM

    only 10 pounds? you lucky sparker.

i'm approaching my one year anniversary, too, and have collected all the benefits you listed, as well (well, except this running thing. nix for me!)
have only gotten about half way to my goal, and am hoping that the next season will get me to the finish line.

shake a tailfeather!

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Update: Knee

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Still hurts. Last night I had to get up out of bed to take an ibuprofen because it was keeping me awake. Rats.

This Saturday, I plan to go to the local running store and get fitted for better running shoes. I am really hopeful this will solve it. I can't go until Saturday because this is the busiest week we've had in a while -- Valentine's Day, my daughter's birthday, my parents arriving for her bday party (this Sunday)... there has been so much to do.

Also, I caught a cold. AGAIN. Third one since November. I've re-committed to taking my daily multivitamin and Vit C -- maybe even some extra Vit D. I have got to stop getting sick.

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KAYYVAUGHN 2/21/2012 7:14AM

Our son is a runner, and he loves his running shoes. He went to a local running store and got fitted in this area. He also buys other running gear there.
I do hope that you feel better. Why are you getting all those colds? It could be our warm and cold weather.
Dr. Kay

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MLIANNE 2/20/2012 7:46AM

    Hooray for vitamin C. I swear by it!

I hope the new running shoes serve you well and that your knee pains go away!

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ELISOS 2/17/2012 11:42PM


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MOSTMOM1 2/16/2012 7:28AM

    Another cold? Grrrr. I hope you get some awesome shoes that make you run like the wind, fly like an eagle and jump like Michael Jordon, without hurting your knee.
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I did the 20 minutes! Then I developed an injury.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

I was nervous before that run (W5D3) on Thursday! Like, butterflies in my stomach nervous. It WAS the 5K for me. Or, felt like it.

But I gritted my teeth and did it. Thanks to whoever said it's a mental boost -- that helped me want to. I turned on the music and just kept on thinking -- mostly about people I care about -- and kept on running. Around minute 12, I got excited because it was already longer than I'd ever run before. And in minute 16 or 17 I thought, "I really am going to succeed at this!" I laughed out loud. :) I love the C25K! However...


Yesterday, completely out of the blue, my right knee started hurting, making me limp slightly. I have no idea how or why - no "event" happened, it just all of a sudden began a dull ache. There's no swelling, although I did ice and elevate it last night. It feels about the same this morning. I don't want to run on it so I'm on a brief break. Maybe tomorrow I'll be ready to do a walk. I hope so. Don't want to waste the Week 5 momentum!! I'll probably do week 5 day 2 again (the 8 minute intervals) before moving to Week 6.

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KAYYVAUGHN 2/14/2012 2:01PM

    I am proud of you. That was great. Your knee needs a break. Don't push it.


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EL-E-E 2/14/2012 7:39AM

    It is kind-of on the (in)side. I'll see what I can do. Trying to stretch and flex, gently, all during the day... Thanks, friend.

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MLIANNE 2/14/2012 7:39AM

    So sorry about the injury :/ But I think you're doing the right thing by taking your time with healing! Do you run outside or on a treadmill?

I'm still so proud of you for doing the 20 minute run! It's such a great feeling! I got to 30 minutes yesterday - I couldn't believe it! I know you'll keep it up after recovery. Wishing you a speedy return to the pavement.

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TWINSMOMMY607 2/14/2012 7:35AM

    It might be a tight IT band, is the pain on the side? Try a foam roller or a tennis ball around the area. Granted I am not a doctor or even in the medical profession but that is what I have found works for me!

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