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Wednesday, November 07, 2012

I'm writing this post while enjoying a good episode of star trek (original series, of course). I went for a 4mile run this morning. It felt really good :)

All day I've been good with making healthy choices. After 10 days back on the healthy wagon I couldn't be more proud of my choices. I need to continue with my dedication to eating healthy, exercising, and spark people.

That is all,

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DOUGDC 11/7/2012 10:57PM

    Great going, Jim. Run plus healthy choices is certain to lead to success. Keep up the good work.

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Saturday, November 03, 2012

So, I've been reading a lot on SparkPeople about the scale and using it as a metric for progress in improving my health. I already knew a lot about the pitfalls of using it as my only metric for health, but this time it is driving me to action:
-I'm going to cut down on my number of weigh-ins from daily to every other day (I know I should only do it weekly, but spark people is all about making small changes, and I don't think I can make it an entire week without knowing). My eventual goal is to get down to once a week.
-I'm going to make other measurements (hips, waist, thigh, and upper arm) weekly starting today)
-I'm also going to sign up for a body fat test (using a water tank)

As for my fitness goals, it's been a pretty outstanding week. I've logged many miles running/walking and I've been eating healthy foods like a champion! I also went to Cross Fit for the first time yesterday, and it kicked my butt! My strength has really decreased over the last couple of years. But rather than getting discouraged, I'm using it as a motivator to work on improving my strength. Originally, I thought I could get away with only eating healthy and doing cardio. I realized yesterday that strength training is a vital part of overall wellness.

"Persistence is far more important than perfection"



Mid-Day Update

Thursday, November 01, 2012

I feel like I need to get my thoughts down on paper so I don't beat myself up over this:

So, a co-worker and went out to lunch today, it wasn't planned, and I had about 1,000 calories (More than the 500 I was planning on having). I did everything possible to make the meal as healthy as possible- I had a salad instead of a creamy soup, I ordered the grilled vegetarian sandwich (on whole wheat, minus the cheese). Part of my job involves having these impromptu get togethers to maintain my network

So that's all the negatives, now I'll list out the positives:
-It's not the end of the world, it's only one meal on one day. I did my best given the situation and I made the healthiest choices possible.
-I'm still under my calorie total for the day, so I'll just have to be careful with my calories tonight
-I need to remember that what's in the past is done. Going forward is what's important.

"Persistence is far more important than perfection."
I need to learn to be more persistent and less of a perfectionist.


I'm playing with silly putty right now

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

-I haven't played with silly putty in 20+ years, it isn't as fun as I remember it
-I had a healthy eating today, but I'm really hungry right now and I'm trying to fight off the urge to binge at dinner. I know I can do it :)
-I went for a 4 mile run (@11 min/mile). It felt great!
-I finally gave in to my co-worker's pressure and signed up for CrossFit today. I'm starting on-boarding this Friday
-Looking forward to day 4!



Safe and Productive Day 2!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

My goal is to keep my entries short and sweet

-Overall, a second healthy day :)

-I didn't have my afternoon snack and I definitely felt the lack of calories come dinner time (I refrained from binging...but lesson learned on having the afternoon snack)

-In the past I've had problems with an all or nothing mentality (either I'm eating healthy for weeks/months straight, or I'm binging). I need to take everyday one day at a time and realize that if I do fall off the wagon for a meal, it's not the end of the world.


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KAYE454 10/30/2012 11:52PM

  I am so very busy for a afternoon snack these days

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LEMONILLA 10/30/2012 11:50PM

    Definitely a short and sweet post. Some blog posts out there are too long i don't even bother to read it. When I don't get my afternoon snacks in, I find I get soo fatigue and weak.So, make sure you get those afternoon snacks in.

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