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July & August Goals

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

I'm posting goals for both months since it is so late in July...

July Goals:
1. join SparkPeople to change my life - completed 7/8/08
2. begin creating weekly menus
3. lose 10 lbs, down to 289
4. exercise 20 min 4x/week (baby steps)
5. track my food EVERY day


August Goals:
1. continue working on weekly menus (this one is tough for me)
2. lose 15 lbs, down to 274
3. exercise 30 min 5x/week
4. switch to unrefined sea salt




Sunday, July 20, 2008

So I sabotaged myself yesterday- I was so excited, I had done so well all week, losing 5 lbs. Lunch wasn't bad, I had a chicken taco salad at the mexican restaurant, and luckily it had hardly any cheese on it, mostly lettuce and grilled chicken. I did add a little sour cream and guacamole, and lots of salsa.

But later in the afternoon my dear bf and I went to a movie. He went to get snacks while I went to get our seats, as it was packed (Dark Night - Batman). I told him I just wanted something to drink (and he knows that means no carbonation for me, so lemonade or fruit punch) and no food. He comes back with a HUGE container of popcorn WITH BUTTER! And cookie dough bites. And my willpower just flew right out the window.

However, I did go grocery shopping later last night, and I think I bought more fresh produce than I have ever purchased at one time before! Lots of fruits & veggies, I'm looking forward to prepping them all after work tonight.

Hopefully this week I will do just as good as last week, WITHOUT the ugly slip on my one day off.

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ERPARA 7/20/2008 2:18PM

    Was it a good movie? We're wanting to see it.
5 pounds in one week? Geez, you're right on top of it :)
I wouldn't worry that much about it, and here's why - you cannot live the rest of your life without making mistakes and without just taking a breather and doing something bad - as long as you pick yourself back up and continue life, then it will all wash out in the end.
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First real weigh-in since joining

Saturday, July 19, 2008

When I joined SP on 7/8, I weighed in at 297.6, which went up to 299.9 after my out-of-town jaunt to my brother's wedding 2 days later. So this week I have focused on using the nutrition tracker, and getting back into the habit of exercising every morning. I really didn't think I had done very good, as I had a hard time not snacking at work this week. But I just weighed myself, and I'm down to 294.8! It is so encouraging and motivating to actually see the scale move - I think it will give me the strength to order healthier when I go out to lunch with my sister today.

Today will be my first time eating at a restaurant since I got back from my trip. Ironically, it will be luncheon with a group from BBW - which I am not a member of, but my sister's friend is. I guess it is a singles dating site for plus-sized women, which holds no interest for me since I live with my BF of 5 years. Speaking of, I can't wait to tell him what the scale said today!

Thanks to SparkPeople for helping me to start this new journey!

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SANDYASHMEG 7/20/2008 11:51AM

    Way to go on the loss. Just remember you are so worth making good choices for yourself. Have a great week!

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Going to a wedding out of town

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

I just joined SP yesterday, and tonight I'm going out of town until Saturday for my brother's wedding. I don't think I'll have access to a computer during that time, so I won't be tracking anything. The wedding is Friday in Pasco, WA, but I'm heading down there from Spokane tonight so that I can spend time with some friends. I'm hoping that we won't be eating out much, I'm staying at a friend's house and she likes to cook. However, I think there will be some drinking going on over the next few days. I know we are going out Thursday night to sing karaoke, and the wedding reception is going to be a wild party on Friday night. Hopefully I will keep some semblance of control and not go too far overboard!

7/14/08 update
My vacation was fabulous, I had a great time, but I did not monitor my intake, and I drank a few beers. I gained 2 lbs during my trip, which I did expect because I knew I was going to drink the beer. Now it's time to get back on track and be accountable for my actions. I started off the week on a plus, I got up and exercised this morning. Now I just need to stick to that routine every day.

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