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Weekend highlights

Monday, July 18, 2011

Friday: night out with my girlfriends. Treated myself to red wine and crackers and cheese. Painted a picture!

Saturday: Cleaned house like crazy. Might have burned a few cals doing that! McDonald's Asian chicken salad at lunch. Salmon tostada at dinner (avoided the creamy pasta I REALLY wanted to order).

Sunday: Oatmeal for breakfast. Swimming in the afternoon (yay!). Pizza (boo) and fruit (yay) for dinner. emoticon

For once I don't think my weekend included terrible overindulgence. A little, but not too much.

Going to drink lots of water and do my workouts the next 2 days to get ready for my weigh-in day on Wednesday! Long time coming!


Day off

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Yesterday I intended to do a yoga workout - my fave! - but after putting the kids to bed (and falling asleep in the rocking chair of my 3yo's room), I was just done for. No more juice. AND I had a pretty annoying headache. I napped on the couch, watched some Harry Potter specials, and couldn't even be bothered to get up to switch the laundry to the dryer. (Which made me mad this morning, when I frantically re-washed and dried the load again before leaving for work at 6:30 am! Gah.)

Guess my body needed that rest, though. Tonight if I want to accomplish anything, I'd better NOT SIT DOWN after dinner. emoticon

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As expected... weekend -- and a request for help

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

You know what I'm going to report... the weekend was less than stellar and no, I didn't manage to workout at all. HOWEVER, I didn't sit down very often with 2 sets of grandparents wandering around the house -- our house is small, there isn't enough seating space, and I'm always at the kitchen counter, it seems! Not to mention at the birthday party, so that has to count for something!

I was going to list out all the food I ate, but why? I celebrated, I did order a salad one time, heh! ....and it's over and done with.

This week is already going well. Yesterday was a 1630-calorie day (IN limits! no dessert!) with a workout. I still feel like maybe my calorie range isn't right -- 1600 seems like a LOT for wanting to lose weight? I'm 5'1" and 143 lbs. But the calculators say my resting BMR is 1600-ish, so with exercise... I don't know. I'm not feeling overly hungry at the end of the day -- just a little bit hungry. And that's more comfortable than on other diets I've tried.

IF, after my weigh-in on the 20th, I don't see a loss, I might lower my calorie limit my own self and see what happens. Any advice on this would be greatly appreciated.

thanks, SparkFriends!

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ELISOS 7/12/2011 5:19PM

    I agree with you, if don't see a loss, you might lower your calorie limit. Sometimes it takes time to see the results, be patient. have a healthy day!! emoticon

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EL-E-E 7/12/2011 7:55AM

    The range is 1500-1800. And I am trying to stick closer to the low range, 1500-1600. But I'm unsure what kind of "calories burned" it's counting for. I know that to lose 1 lb per week you're supposed to burn 500 more cals than you eat per day, right? So am I really burning 2000 calories on the days that I exercise?

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ENCY23 7/12/2011 7:39AM

    Question...is the 1600 the high end of your calorie range? If so, try to keep your calorie intake near the low end of your range. But make sure you keep inside the range because too few calories really does slow down your weight loss! If experienced that first hand! Good luck! :)

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Using the boost!

Friday, July 08, 2011

I've had two good days in a row, where I didn't blow my calories, not even a little bit, and I did some exercise. The not even a little bit is pretty critical for me. I'm finding SP's "calorie range" kind-of gets me into trouble, since I know the high end (1800) is really too high, but I'll still tell myself, "Well, I'm within limits, so I guess I'll have this cookie!" DURH. I mean, I do try to stick to the low end (1535) but.... well, you know.

Yesterday I took the kids to the pool after work. They keep me busy, catching them when they jump in and swimming back and forth from me to the steps, but in between I was really trying to tread water and I did a few laps when I had a minute free. I felt like I definitely spent 30 minutes MOVING, and that was awesome. emoticon I LOVE swimming for exercise, and I wish I could figure out a way to do it year-round. It's not really a "quick" workout plan, since there's all the changing clothes and drying hair and I can't just do it at my own home, so it really may not work with my regular lifestyle. BUT in the summer I love it.

Okay, so here's the challenging news: this weekend we have all the grandparents visiting, AND it's my son's birthday, so there will be pizza, and cookie-cake, and meals out. OHHhhh, I WANT TO GET THROUGH IT SUCCESSFULLY. I really do. I'm hopeful I can resist all the stupid behaviors that usually tempt me during celebrations.

Can you believe I've spent this whole week thinking it was my monthly visitor week, when it's not, it's NEXT WEEK? So I've avoided the scale all week. And now I'll have to avoid it again next week. So, no weigh-in for me until Wednesday, the 20th, (because Wednesday is lucky). Maybe that's a good thing -- give me more time and maybe I will see an actual loss!

I have felt SO good about these last two days, and I hope I can use the momentum to get me through to Monday when company leaves. Also to boost me to maybe exercise during the weekend! Wish me luck! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ELISOS 7/8/2011 10:29PM

    You are doing emoticon, with your 1500 calories and swimming exercises. Enjoy you birthday celebration and watch your portions.
Tom is comming and I feel bloated.
I wish you the best luck on your weekend exercises. Have a healthy weekend. emoticon emoticon

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One good day

Thursday, July 07, 2011

I ate just enough calories yesterday to be within range, on the low end, and I did my 10 minutes of cardio (stair-climbing) which got my heart going. Hooray for a small success!

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JOYFULDAWN 7/8/2011 1:49AM

  Small or large success is you saying yes to yourself and your life! Way to go :). I am so happy that people here are so supportive of each other, I don't feel alone and I hope you don't ever feel alone either. We can do it! emoticon emoticon

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ELISOS 7/7/2011 11:42AM

    emoticon one day at a time. Have a healthy Thursday. emoticon

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PEPIPOI 7/7/2011 7:06AM

    Well done. You are an inspiriation to me and I know that others would feel the same way. It's my turn now so will let you know in the future. Congrats big time. emoticon

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