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Monday, March 28, 2011

I behaved more intelligently than usual during the weekend, as in:

-did not eat any full meal made of fast food;
-did not overeat; had reasonable portions;
-drank more water

But I also:

-did not workout;
-did not resist stupid night-time snacks (chocolate chip cookies).

And I weighed-in 1 lb up.

So I give a big raspberry ppbbllltt, and thumb my nose to the scale and my poor behavior.

On the other hand, high five for the good stuff!! Including the healthy lunch I ate today, and the Monday run I just completed (23 minutes, 122 calories burned). Just trying to stay positive and KEEP AT IT.

Like the goose in Charlotte's Web said, "TRY, TRY, TRY."

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ROCKYCPA 3/28/2011 2:40PM

    Good for you - go forward don't look back. You will succeed!!

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Upcoming weekend

Thursday, March 24, 2011

I'm telling you, the weekend is my NEMESIS as far as eating and workouts. But this weekend is going to be different.

1. I am going to carry my water bottle with me.
2. I am going to get SALADS or grilled chicken when we inevitably eat fast food in between t-ball games.
3. I am going to track in SP! Or at least watch my portion sizes and leave something on the plate.
4. I am going to workout either Saturday or Sunday.

Those are my MUSTs in order to actually reach this goal and not be disappointed in my lack of discipline again.


I don't remember where I read it this week - somewhere on SP - but someone posted a note that said, "Give the power back to yourself: Don't say your "diet prevents you from eating that," or you "can't eat that because you're dieting." Say, "I'm making the better decision today." YOU be in control of the foods you eat.

It's the same idea I've heard before, but somehow putting the words "power" and "decision" together make it more clear, and desireable, for me. I've been repeating it a lot this week.


New Goal: 138 by April 8

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Alright, this is IT. Time to set a weight loss goal. Sparkpeople truly HAS helped me be more consistent in working out and I'm GRATEFUL for that! I'm not up to 5x/week yet, but still working on it! I'm definitely up to 3x/week, which is an improvement from ZERO! I'm proud of this accomplishment, no matter how small it is!

Next goal is a number on the scale. 138, to be exact. That's three pounds in 3 weeks. You think I can do it??

I bet I can....! I'm planning a fun reward - a professional pedicure - and I can't wait to post it in my SP Profile.

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ANKLLOYD 3/22/2011 8:49AM

    You go girl! I know that you can do it. I have a longer set goal for Memorial Day, but maybe I should learn from you and set a smaller goal by say, Easter! I have been reading the Spark book and I am getting a lot of information that I should be using to make this happen.

Good luck - I know that you can do it!

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BELLECAT 3/22/2011 8:29AM

    Good for you - working on upping your exercise! I'm working on going from 0 to 3 myself.

You sound like you have the mindset to do it! 3 pounds in 3 weeks? YES!

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Want to/Don't want to

Monday, March 21, 2011

I'm so tired today. We had a busy weekend, again. I wonder when I'm going to get used to that and stop saying it as if it's unusual. We ALWAYS have busy weekends. Anyway. I didn't workout at ALL. I tried to "make good choices" food-wise, but really I let myself eat mostly anything. Oh well. I'm not here to feel guilt about that. It is what it is.

But I forgot my shoes this morning on the way out the door, and earlier I decided I'd take it as a sign from the Universe, a much-welcome "get out of jail free" pass. I'll go shopping, I thought. Or I'll just go home and lie down. My stomach's acting a little weird right now and I'm just SO tired.

But as lunchtime approaches I'm thinking I'll go home and workout instead. My DVDs are there, after all. I could go for a walk in my neighborhood. Hmm.

Part of me wants to indulge (in a nap) and the other part of me is dying to work out, since I didn't all weekend and I feel like I'll get behind on my progress if I don't.

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EL-E-E 3/21/2011 4:15PM

    Thanks for your comment! That's good advice. At least you try, but let yourself stop if it doesn't feel good.

I ended up doing a 22-min vinyasa yoga which did get my heart going a bit, but wasn't too difficult. I felt better afterwards and didn't need a nap. ;)

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TWINSMOMMY607 3/21/2011 1:07PM

    I find that if I am feeling yucky working out usually helps. I listen to my body and if I still feel crappy while working out then I'll stop and rest.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Yesterday was cold and rainy so I grabbed my shoes and headed to the office building's little gym. I've been going down there once a day for my 3 Sun Salutations (Yoga - Other Goals), and I love that no one ever seems to be in there.

But this was a cardio day (or, more accurately, a make-up day for not doing cardio Monday as scheduled). It was lunchtime so I was slightly worried it would be crowded, but no! So I braved the treadmill. I think it was actually my very first time on one. I used to use a Stairmaster in college, but never a treadmill because I'm not a runner. Well, once I got all the buttons (sort-of) figured out, I felt like a real Person-who-Works-Out. And when the speed increased, I was forced to run! So awesome. Running is something I definitely want to try, and eventually get better at.

I don't want to give up my time outdoors, and I've discovered a great 2-mile trail right here around the office that's working for me, too. And it's beautiful springtime. :) But I'll definitely be adding some treadmill days, as well. I'm so surprised. I've never thought I cared for the gym, or that I'd like working out on equipment better than outside in the sunshine.


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