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Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Just had a lovely 2-drink lunch on the company dime! We enjoyed "Skinny Citrus Coolers" and fish tacos al fresco. I only had one-point-five drinks, BTW. Not the most calorie-friendly lunch but it could have been worse, and there's definitely something to be said for a morale-booster with your team.


Now I'm unsure I'll get ANYTHING done this afternoon! LOL!

V8 and pickles for dinner tonight, that's for sure. (Kidding, kidding. A nice salad ought to do the trick. )

My week is going okay, calorie-wise, and I think I can even stay in-range today if I work at it. Slightly worried about getting in my workouts the rest of the week/wknd because my parents are coming to stay with us for the next 4-5 days. It's always crowded and busy with them here, not that I would trade it. I'm so glad they are able to visit frequently and I know the kids love it.

Ten Minutes, right? Just aim for ten minutes....

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ELISOS 5/3/2012 1:16PM


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STARWARSFAN2 5/2/2012 9:41PM

    I'm with BESCATS: take a walk with the folks. Have fun!

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LUVS2BIKE101 5/2/2012 7:21PM

    Enjoy your visit with your parents. What a gift!

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BESCATS 5/2/2012 2:33PM

    Only 2 on the company dime?? LOL We all are entitled to cheat once-in-awhile. You can easily get back on track. Get your Mom & Dad involved & go for a walk to keep up with your exercise !! Good luck & have a good time. emoticon

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NSV! and Qs about diet drinks

Friday, April 27, 2012

Just trying to keep myself accountable by blogging every day. I made up for Wednesday with two workouts yesterday, 1 cardio and 1 strength. And I ate below my range yesterday, around 1300 cals, to average my week. We'll see.

I need to workout today AND Sat and Sun in order to truthfully say I had a good week, but I think I can do it.

One good bit of news: I measured myself this morning. Have lost an inch in my waist since last measurement in January! Have lost .5 inch on my arm! .75 inch on my thigh! Seem to have gained an inch on my hips but I'm not worried about that one -- the losses are nice to see. emoticon

By the way, does anyone reading this drink diet soda? I haven't had the full-sugar versions in YEARS, but every few days (sometimes every day) I do like a cold Coke Zero or a Diet Coke or DP. I've felt like it's a safe "treat." Recently I was reading that even diet sodas can make you crave more sugar and processed food so it's best to avoid them, too... what if giving up diet cokes was the key to success? I suppose it's possible.... so I've been skipping them lately. Maybe I can get it down to one a week and do unsweet tea and water instead (and my crystal lite... but is that causing the same problem as diet drinks)...? Would love to hear what you think.

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ELISOS 4/29/2012 9:06PM


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HEAT7918 4/27/2012 9:01AM

    Congrats on your NSV!

I haven't had a soda yet in 2012. I never used to drink them every day though and when I did, it wasn't the diet kind anyway. I've read enough articles about diet drinks that I think those studies are probably right.

I'm lucky that I LOVE water with no added flavors so it hasn't been too difficult for me.

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ANKLLOYD 4/27/2012 8:25AM

    Way to go on the inches loss! That is wonderful! Yeah, the article on sodas. I pretty much have cut all of that out of my diet and it has worked out. I really would like to have another one but just won't do it. I haven't had a diet coke in probably 3-4 weeks now.

Have a great weekend and keep up the great work!!! You are doing it!

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SANDRAREGINA 4/27/2012 8:21AM

    I think the key to diet soft drinks is 'moderation'. I have one or two occasionally - usually on the weekend - while during the work week I drink water or tea (unsweetened). I have noticed that if I drink a lot of diet coke it throws me off and I don't feel as good as when I stick to water and tea, so that is motivation to make it an occasional treat.

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MOSTMOM1 4/27/2012 8:02AM

    Way to go on the inches! That's fantastic!
I'll have a Coke Zero or something like that every once in a while, but not like I used to. Seems like plain water is all I ever want to drink anymore, like, that's what I actually WANT to drink. I gave up Crystal Light. I know this sounds weird, but it always seemed to make me even thirstier. I don't know if that was just in my head or what, but that's the way it seemed. Strange.

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Thursday, April 26, 2012

I couldn't resist the invitation and I do think it's important to spend time with friends/coworkers... But then I didn't stop myself from overeating. I was all prepared to just eat HALF of my spinach quesadilla. But one more bite turned into 4 or 5 more bites. #@*(!?!

I told myself I'd workout in the evening, but then that didn't happen either.

Trying not to beat myself up over it and just let today's GOOD DAY (I WILL HAVE A GOOD DAY TODAY) even up my weekly average.

frickin'frackin. THIS is why I don't lose the weight.

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MOSTMOM1 4/26/2012 11:52PM

    Tomorrow is another day.

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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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