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To lunch or not to lunch??

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

That is the question. See, usually on Wednesdays my team has a meeting at 11:00, and then the three of us go out to lunch. It's the only day we do, and my other lunch hours are typically filled up with errands or workouts.

This week I haven't managed a full 30-minute workout yet, and I really need to today.

It will take a LOT of resolve to skip the outing today... but deep down I know I have to commit to myself and my goals....

I'll let you know what happens.

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MOSTMOM1 4/25/2012 12:51PM

    Rats. Too bad you can't talk them into working out with you...

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LAYDIEBUGG36 4/25/2012 11:43AM

    I always hate having to make this decision...good luck!

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Snacks I don't need...

Monday, April 23, 2012

It got cold and blustery this weekend, and today I had to actually DRIVE HOME during my lunch break and get a jacket! (I was over there for another errand already, but still.) What the heck?!


I had a good weekend but I have decided I need to GET RID OF the rest of the jellybeans leftover from Easter. (Duh). I feel compelled to add that they ARE mini-jellybeans, not the big ones from our childhood. So a "half-handful" is less than what it would.... oh, never mind...

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Going in the garbage tonight!

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TWINSMOMMY607 4/23/2012 6:52PM

    I am totally purging the house of the left-over Easter candy and the homemade candy from my Sister's Baby Shower. If it is in the house I'll eat it, instead I'll take it to work and let my coworkers eat it!!

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MOSTMOM1 4/23/2012 2:23PM

    Begone, jellybeans! (It doesn't help that the little ones are way better than the ones we had when we were kids.)

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Strength Day

Friday, April 20, 2012

Today's a strength day. I'm starting to like those. It doesn't take very long, and the next day you feel the GOOD SORE that makes you know you did something!


My fajitas last night were delicious, and my house smelled divine! I didn't even get the tortilla chips out of the pantry. So THERE, tortilla chips! Who needs you?!

We have a lot to do this weekend, as always. Cleaning the house, spring shopping, going over our health insurance selections (ugh, but grateful), and playing with the kidlets. I bought a book called "No Regrets Parenting." The author says you only have 940 Saturdays between birth of your kids and college, and by the time they're five, you've lost 260 of those!! So make them count! Which is why I'm always wanting to go have a picnic on the weekends.

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Hope the weather cooperates! Happy Friday, SparkFriends!

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MOSTMOM1 4/22/2012 9:41AM

    Hope you're having a fun weekend! That book reminds me of another one I read when my kids were little--Playful Parenting.

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We lost our dog, and other things

Thursday, April 19, 2012

The early part of April has been difficult; our 15-year-old dog, Napoleon, got sick during our kids' Spring Break. It was seredipitous that it happened to be a week when we were, my husband and I, both available to take him to the vet, visit him, etc. He was in the hospital for nearly a full week, with no improvement, and he could no longer walk... So we had to say goodbye to him. It still gets me right in the gut, to stop and think about that week, and that day, especially for my husband, who had raised him from birth.

But we're okay, and adjusting to this different life. It's not that we played with him 24 hours a day, but his presence is definitely missing, and missed, in our house. We don't want another dog yet; not for a while.

Anyway, stuff got in the way and I haven't exercised much over the past 3 weeks, but I am back to it this week and feeling good. And I've been doing fairly well, sticking close to 1450 calories (the low end of my range) almost all week.

Our beach vacation is coming up in June. Last night when I was thinking about what I want for that week, I had a revelation -- I didn't say, "I want to weigh 135 when I'm at the beach;" I said (to myself), "I want to feel good at the beach." I'm excited and embracing that. If I keep working out, I think I can accomplish that goal.

I'm making chicken fajitas tonight and SO excited. I love fajitas. The peppers and onions are so good, they don't even need cheese. ;) As long as I stay far from the tortilla chips I will be GOOD TO GO.

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TWINSMOMMY607 4/20/2012 8:28AM

    I am so, so, so sorry about the loss of your dog! My thoughts go out to you and your family!!

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MOSTMOM1 4/19/2012 8:28PM

    I'm sorry to hear about Napoleon. It's hard to say goodbye and get used to not having our furry friends around,

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Somewhat discouraged about weight loss

Monday, April 02, 2012

I don't understand why I'm not losing any weight. I know I have days where I'm over the calorie limit, but I feel like they're the exception, not the rule, and I feel like I'm exercising more, and harder, and STILL I don't see a loss.

In the past few weeks I've tried to start adding in some strength days, because I know I have been lacking in that area, and I know it's important.

And I am changing my calorie range. SP had it estimated as 1500-1800, but I am moving that down to 1400-1700 starting today. I don't know if that tiny difference will help, but I'm willing to give it a shot I guess.

I just want to succeed and lose these 15 pounds.

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ELISOS 4/3/2012 11:00PM

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MOSTMOM1 4/2/2012 11:05PM

    I bet that strength training will kick in and make a difference.

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HEAT7918 4/2/2012 9:00PM

    Been there, done that, got the T- shirt.

Then suddenly, when I wasn't paying much attention, boom! Dropped a few lbs and noticed my pants were all getting baggy.

It will happen to you too!

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SHIRE33 4/2/2012 7:07PM

    I admire your tenacity! You will get there.

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BUBBLEJ1 4/2/2012 7:04PM

    I hear ya! My body plateaus like no ones business. The best advice is just to stick at it! If you focus on eating right and exercising, the weight will take care of itself.

When I started strength training my weight stalled. And I got so discouraged, thinking 'this is supposed to be helping?!'. BUT I stuck with it and now the weight is coming off, slowly but surely. I think what was happening was, I was building muscle and losing fat at similar rates, which meant no weight loss. For a few weeks I had to focus on my clothes getting smaller, and fitting into smaller sizes.

Good luck, you can do this!

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TWINSMOMMY607 4/2/2012 6:11PM

    Big Hugs! Sometimes our body is really stubborn and holds onto the weight even though we are doing everything we should. Try mixing it up. I find that I have the most success when I run one day, do cardio intervals and strength training another day, talk to the dog for a long walk another day and so on. It helps keep my body guessing and I see progress faster. If I work out too much I don't lose any weight at all, not matter what I do. Hang in there!!

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FULLOFFAITH 4/2/2012 1:22PM

    Hang in there you are making a life style change and the scale will catch up.



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GODSCHILD2_2011 4/2/2012 12:56PM

    Sometimes it seem like we are doing all the right things but not getting the results we think we should have can be very disappointing and discouraging especially when you see the other Sparkies posting their weight lost on a regular basis.

I myself have been in this place several times the past year. I have only lost 10 pounds this past year and I have many times felt like something was wrong with me because it is coming off soooooo slow but, I have made a decision that no matter how long it takes, I will continue on this journey. I have often heard others say that the last 10 or 15 pounds seems to be the hardest to get rid of but I truly believe that by tweaking your plan, you will get the results you're looking for.

I know that it been challenging but just know that by watching what you eat and exercising on a regular basis the good you are doing for your overall health and your body.

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