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So... that happened.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Over the weekend I was asked "Are you pregnant?"

I am decidedly not pregnant.

I knew I shouldn't have bought that empire-waist dress, but I really think it looks pretty decent. AND I wore my Spanx. Sigh. The woman backpedaled, naturally -- STILL people don't know that you should NEVER ask this of a woman?? I can't believe that -- she said it was because of something I had said, not my figure... but, well. You can't take back words. (And don't get me wrong, this is a lovely person from my church. But still.)

It pisses me off, frankly, that I'm working on it and it doesn't show. The whole episode made me want to throw in the towel. And I did after it happened Saturday night, I ate whatever the hell I wanted Sunday.

I'm trying not to be defeated by this but it's a stinging comment.

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ELISOS 4/26/2011 12:10AM

    all weekend I was overeating and now I can see my big belly. you will see the results of your hard work, move forward and tomorrow will be a new day.

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Meals and workouts, reporting in!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Last night I grilled some chicken breasts (with garlic and seasoning salt, super easy) and some veggies - yellow squash and green bell peppers. I filled my plate UP and it was good stuff. Also made yellow saffron rice and reduced fat Crescent rolls (only ate 1!). What a yummy dinner!! Of course my two little ones thought the chicken was too spicy and the veggies "gross," but I'm modeling good behavior. (I got out the ketchup and they ate the chicken and bread, anyway.)

That meal was in stark contrast to my abyssmal snacking binge -- pms related, which is a lame excuse but I'm going with it -- I ate a ton of cookies. (THEY WERE SO GOOD.)


Today has gone better. I finished off the binge (I hope) with a Pop Tart this morning, ugh, and then came to my senses. Lunch was:
La Banderita whole wheat tortilla, 1 slice salami, fresh spinach, cucumber, rolled up sandwich; a Light String Cheese; and half an apple.

I have some hummus and triscuits for later and it's a good thing because I'm still hungry.

During my lunch hour I did a nice 32-minute cardio workout at home (lesley sansone and denise austin - I love them both)! I desperately needed a good workout. I have been consistent with yoga, and it does get the heart pumping, but not as much as a good cardio session. I know I have to UP the cardio a lot if I really want the pounds to come off.

(this is the most boring entry ever! That's why I stopped posting weight-loss stuff at my personal blog, LOL!)

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Already sick of tracking

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

This has happened to me before. A few weeks into a 'health kick,' I start getting really tired of tracking all the food I eat. Even with handy iPhone apps. I'm okay at estimating my calorie intake, but don't feel like I'm SURE unless I enter everything in. On the other hand, I'M SO SICK OF ENTERING EVERYTHING IN.

On Thursday I'll have been here on SP 2 full months.

This is AF week so no weigh-in (I refuse to even bother getting discouraged by it), and stronger than usual unhealthy cravings. Chocolate and salty things. Bleh. Yesterday I didn't workout. It's a busy week at work and for my kids, and my lunch breaks are filled up with necessary errands. I know ONE good workout will help me feel better and get my Spark going again (heh), but I don't know when I'm going to do that. Maybe this afternoon -- Tuesdays I go home early and if my 6-y-o finishes his homework, he usually goes out to play with the neighbor kids. Then I'll have some time.

Just felt like I wanted to whine for a minute. Anyone have "power through it" advice? I'm sure I'll snap out of it.

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ELISOS 4/19/2011 6:58PM

    we get tired of tracking everything. That is normal to feel like that. Ups and downs but move forward. Have a positive day.

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EL-E-E 4/19/2011 9:11AM

    Thanks for your comment. I have been walking outside or walk/run on the treadmill -- both during my lunch hour -- and at home doing DVDs for cardio or yoga/strength. That's my basic program.

Maybe trying some new recipes would be something "fun" or different to track, and would help? (As if I have time to research new recipes and go grocery shopping again. ha!)

Comment edited on: 4/19/2011 9:12:21 AM

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RUNMELLY 4/19/2011 7:41AM

    I don't really have much advice except to find even 10 minutes to go for a walk just to get out of the rut. I know all about getting side-tracked! My parents visited last week and it was their first time in Germany so we had to go to all the German restaurants and drink as much German wine as we could (haha). I started to track early in the week and then gave up. I'm now back on it and feel much better. What do you normally do for exercise?

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BMI Goal

Friday, April 15, 2011

So, my first goal of getting Fitness back into my life and daily routine is underway, and I would say it's a habit at this point. I was working out zero days a week, now I'm up to at least 3, which is a definite improvement.

My real goal, though, has always been to get myself down into the Healthy BMI range, under 25. Right now I'm at 26.8. I hate reading "Overweight" when I do those calculators!

I added this to my SparkPage Goals today.

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ELISOS 4/15/2011 6:51PM

    You are doing a great job, have a healthy weekend.

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My new weigh-in day is Wednesday!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Today the emoticon was kind to me and said I now weigh 140.5. That's the lowest it's been since I started here on SP, and was a welcome surprise! Usually I weigh in on Mondays, but this week I've been looking every day because I was so grumpy about Monday, when it actually showed 144.5! There's no way I've lost 4 pounds in 2 days, and I know things fluctuate/water weight/sodium and all that, and that's why I only weight once a week, usually. But It actually helps to see the huge difference between Mon and Wed, because... well, WTH?! Kinda crazy.

Anyway, I'll go back to only weighing once a week after this week of experimenting, but I can tell you this: it seems I'm LUCKIER on Wednesday, so that's going to be the day from now on! LOL!

I feel good, too, because the last two days in a row I've actually been in the low range of my calorie suggestion, and even though I've been hungry, I haven't done anything stupid like open the box of Cheeze Its. Here's hoping I can keep that up!!!

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ELISOS 4/13/2011 2:26PM

    Congratulations, great job. good luck with the scale next week. have a healthy day

Comment edited on: 4/13/2011 2:28:01 PM

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ANKLLOYD 4/13/2011 8:55AM

    Way to go!!!

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