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Food, friends, and weekends

Friday, May 27, 2011

I went overboard last night with dinner. We had a friend come over and had a beer, plus a big dinner and brownies for dessert.

MAN, it was GOOD. I should have done better - not had a bun, not had so many cheese and crackers beforehand, skipped the beer. Oh well. Today will be a better day.

We're going away for the long weekend, to be with some family. My husband's aunt is a very sweet lady but ALWAYS talking about how "bad" certain foods are. She acts quite righteous that SHE never eats Oreos, McDonald's, never drinks diet soda or even tea -- she's so virtuous. Or so she would have us believe. It is frustrating to listen to that all weekend (and we do this trip every year). I don't want to hang out with people who act like the Food Police, and I don't want my kids to think that certain foods are "bad." Everything in moderation is a better attitude, IMHO.

Whatever. I'm at least prepared to deal with it (I think). And at least there won't be a big Memorial Day BBQ that I have to navigate. We usually eat very simply. Wish me luck to get in a workout here or there, too.

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ELISOS 5/27/2011 10:17PM

    good luck and have great weekend. emoticon

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ANKLLOYD 5/27/2011 9:07AM

    Good luck! I know that it will be hard with so many choice but you can do it. I am not sure what we will be doing this weekend. I know that we will probably grill out on Monday and I think that a friend may do something on Sunday but no word yet. It is usually when you go somewhere else that it is harder - at least for me.

Have a wonderful weekend - and hopefully it will be wonderful weather where you are.


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One more workout

Thursday, May 26, 2011

I've found the Steve Maresca 10-minute full-body workout on Exercise TV, and it's a great one for me. Feels like I get a really hard workout (OW), but doesn't take much time. I've been adding a Denise Austin or Leslie Sansone 10-minute video after that, and then my favorite, 10 or 15 of yoga.

I do love Exercise TV, I have to say. Lots of variety and great for time-challenged people like me!

It's that whole concept of doing just ONE workout: it makes me want to do just one more, the next day. But as soon as I miss a day or two, I fall right back out of step into the DON'T WANNA zone.

I brought my shoes to work today. It's a very busy one for me, but I hope I can squeeze in at least 15 minutes at some point. (Can't go home at lunch today, bummer.)

THANK YOU to all my Sparkfriends for helping to support and motivate me yesterday. I was embarassed for having been absent for a couple of weeks.


Want to...

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

I want to post that I got back up on the wagon, and have been working out at least a little bit. But I haven't. I want to start this stupid bootcamp challenge again, from the top, and do the whole thing -- I have nearly enough days to finish it during my beach vacation. And even if I don't finish it, exercising even a little bit, I KNOW, will make me feel better about putting on a swimsuit. But I'm just not motivated.

Why was I able to do this during February and March, but am stuck now? I can't decide if I'm "going easy on myself," because life is fine the way it is, or if I'm making Excuses with a capital E.

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TELLITFORWARD 5/25/2011 2:50AM

  Struggling with the same thing. I'm putting in more activity in my chores around the house again, at least. You gotta start somewhere, right? :)

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ELISOS 5/24/2011 2:03PM

    you will have ups and downs. move forward emoticon have a great day

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AJOHNSON27261 5/24/2011 12:56PM

    I am going through the same thing. I was doing great in February and March and now I just don't have the same drive. Must be all this good summer food I want to eat! I think I just need to turn my mind back around to the fact that this is important and can not be brushed under the rug! I hope you get back on track! Keep Sparking!

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Avalanche, concluded

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

I turned in the side project today, my parents' visit has ended, and lots of my other stressors from last week are now out of the way. Naturally I did not continue with the Boot Camp every-day workout challenge during all this. I have eaten like crap, too. I mean, I have "made unwise choices."

I'm trying to tell myself I am not a bad person, or a failure, for these things. Life is what it is. But I guess I have to climb myself back onto The Weight Loss Wagon today, though, if I really want it to happen.

Starting with my water -- when you get out of the habit, it's hard to get back into it! -- and this lovely green salad with black beans I'm having for my lunch.

Then I'll pick up where I left off on the Boot Camp thing, and do a 10-minute video at some point today.

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ROXIESROCKS 5/11/2011 12:58PM

    Yep, me too. Being bad. I'm back at it today. emoticon

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ELISOS 5/10/2011 11:28PM

    move forward to a healthy week, emoticon emoticon

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MOSTMOM1 5/10/2011 11:00PM

    Go get 'em Lee! ROAR!

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Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Kate (my daughter) did get sick. Strep throat. So I'll be home with her tomorrow. "Working" from home, har har. Like I'll get anything done. Oh well, I'm trying to think positively about it and hopeful that I'll at least get in a workout while I'm there.

Otherwise, I'm feeling overwhlemed with activities. Baseball tournament for my 6yo, my parents are coming up for a visit, Mother's Day, this BootCamp Challenge which I want desperately to complete, and a poorly-thought-out side job, for which I could earn a lot of cash, but for which I seriously don't have the time. I am going to be working late into the next few evenings, I'm afraid. It was stupid of me to agree to it.

Better get off SP and get back to my day-job. GAH GAH GAH GAH GAH. emoticon

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ELISOS 5/3/2011 1:49PM

    losing weight is 80% mindset, 20% exercise and foods. Do it for yourself.think healthy and positive.

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