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Thursday, November 29, 2012

I was about to get stressed out last night with all the things that needed doing. Baths for the kids, I had 2 overripe bananas and wanted to make banana bread, I needed to get the Thanksgiving decorations put away and the house cleaned up, and some financial paperwork needed finishing... and I hadn't worked out yet.

By 9pm the kids were in bed so I started the bread, did my paperwork, and got things picked up. When I took the Thanksgiving stuff down to the basement I thought, "Well, I could just do a quick 10-minute video (Coach Nicole of course) while I'm down here." So I did that one, and then, because I had wanted to do core work yesterday too, did a 10-minute abs video too.

It's really true that once you get started, you'll likely do more than 10 minutes.

Only bad part was that I had a hard time falling asleep. But I was glad to knock most of my tasks out AND still log some fitness minutes.

Hopefully the house is now ready to put up Christmas stuff this weekend!

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EL-E-E 11/29/2012 8:36AM

    I don't mind at all! It's from a Texas cookbook I've had for a long time. I'll message it to you.

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KATHY391 11/29/2012 7:43AM

    your a bussy bee, i know the feeling the best part is that you managed to get your excersize . ive been wanting to bake some banana bread do you mind sharing your recipe?

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HIKING-4-ME 11/29/2012 7:26AM

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Today's workout

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Yesterday I had to "fit in" 15 minutes of low-impact cardio -- I did 5 minutes on the stairs in the office, and then late in the afternoon I managed a 10 minute walk.

Today, though, I want to do a good 20-minute walk/run and some strength. Arms and legs.

I really wish I could figure out a way to workout in the mornings before work. Maybe tomorrow I'll attempt to wake up at 5:00. It's doable, but only if I get to bed by 10, which is difficult.

I am encouraged, though -- one week into this new plan, I weigh one pound less, and that is a very nice thing to see. I'm going to keep pushing myself. Yesterday I was hungry but I resisted like heck. After school is a hard time, and dinnertime is hard. I tried to eat dinner v e r y s l o w l y. Drank my water; spent time eating the ice, even (politely! I tried not to crrrrrunch it! heh!).

Here's to one more successful day!

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DETERMINEDDE 11/27/2012 2:22PM

    Way to go! Keep it up! I've been getting up and working out first thing for almost 2 months now. What a difference in my energy level throughout the day. Good luck if you decide to try it! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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EL-E-E 11/27/2012 1:50PM

    @Blitzen40, it has been SUCH a long time since I've seen it move that way! You don't even know.

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DOLPHINSINGER72 11/27/2012 1:01PM

    Sounds like you are doing great!. emoticon

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BLITZEN40 11/27/2012 10:00AM

    Way to go with your weight loss! It's always nice to see the scale moving in the right direction. emoticon

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This week's focus: Feeling full

Monday, November 26, 2012

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We did! We partied with Mickey Mouse at Disneyworld for three days, with my kids and my parents. We walked a lot... well, we ambled a lot. emoticon But it's better than sitting!

I think that one area where I really have trouble is eating too fast, and continuing to eat when I'm already full. So that is what I'm going to try to think about this week. Being more mindful. Slowing down.

Think I can do it??

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MARI-SERV 11/26/2012 4:56PM

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KATHY391 11/26/2012 4:28PM

    disney land! wow the kids must of loved it ! make sure to chew your food this will help you learn that your full.

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BEACHY_KEEN 11/26/2012 8:37AM

    I think you can. My in-laws are gobblers and I've always been a slower eater so they're done when we go out and staring at me. I end up getting a to-go box (which is helpful!) :-)

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KRICKET57 11/26/2012 8:15AM

    Good luck with your goal this week. If you make a conscious effort, you can do it. Glad you enjoyed Disney Land. Sounds like a wonderful way to spend the weekend.

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First party of the season last nite

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

I had a good time at a networking-type party last night. I kept myself away from the food table for the most part. Indulged in some pecans, fruit, and a few crackers with spinach dip, but no cookies, no soft dinner rolls, no seconds, and only one glass of wine.

So I'm counting it as a victory even though I went over my new lower calorie limit. I was starved all day waiting for dinner! 1200 is going to be hard.

  
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ALEXSGIRL1 11/20/2012 5:05PM

    that is awesome that you ate so little and smart at the party emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DOLPHINSINGER72 11/20/2012 3:43PM

    You will do great, I can tell! It is important to just take one day at a time. (or one party at a time as the case may be.).

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LORAKO 11/20/2012 11:54AM

    Definitely an accomplishment. Social grazing is definitely a weak point for me. Great job! emoticon

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BLITZEN40 11/20/2012 10:26AM

    Way to go staying away from all the high calorie temptations at the party. That's not easy to do! 1200 takes a little getting used to, but you can do it! emoticon emoticon

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Changed my SP goals

Monday, November 19, 2012

I just did the big, bad reset of my SP goals and program.

I am tired of not succeeding by the numbers. I can talk all day about my NSVs but what I want is a Scale Victory, dammit.

My goal is to lose 15 pounds between now and March 2013. Yes, I am starting this new mindset and goal the week of Thanksgiving! I am BRAVE! I am possibly INSANE. (I am going to DisneyWorld and planning to walk, walk, walk my way through this holiday, so help me!)

  
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KATHY391 11/20/2012 3:38PM

    Hey
more fiber and more protein may help you stay fuller longer.
You are doing good
Keep it up


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CHRIS3874 11/19/2012 8:42PM

    I have given up on my scale at least for now- I try to go by how my clothes fit and how I am able to do things.

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BLITZEN40 11/19/2012 6:06PM

    I'm right there with you on wanting the scale victory. Seeing numbers drop may not be much to some, but to me it's proof of progress! Good luck!

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