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Yahoo on the Protein!

Monday, October 17, 2011



Would you look at that protein today! I don't think I've ever made it that high since I joined SP.
Spark advice rocks!

  
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CANNIE50 10/20/2011 3:59PM

    emoticon on the protein. It wasn't long ago you were struggling to get enough and look at you now! Thank you for the goodie and the sweet note. I am going to be in your neck of the woods on Sunday for a rugby game (my 7 y.o. plays). When I find out where it is I will tell you and, if by some Sparkly turn of events, it turns out you are close, you should come and go for a walk with me. I have not given up on the idea of the Grouse Grind, btw.

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INSEARCH4MYSELF 10/17/2011 10:12PM

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it is amazing feeling when we can accomplish such a simple, yet so important goal! very happy for u! :)

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CHALLENGER15 10/17/2011 6:29PM

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MOSTMOM1 10/17/2011 1:12PM

    Good for you!!!
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MELLIL 10/17/2011 12:42PM

    ROFL!!! emoticon emoticonWhat did you DO??? (what did you eat?)

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DREENAMT 10/17/2011 11:48AM

    That is awesome! And isn't it cool that you can share that chart? You are doing awesome on your weight loss.

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VYVIENN 10/17/2011 4:06AM

    It's actually very difficult for the average person to get too much protein, especially if they're working out... sooooo emoticon emoticon

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FRIENDOFBACH 10/17/2011 1:26AM

  Remember that you can get too much protein.
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GAYLEP67 10/17/2011 1:25AM

    Woo hoo! Way to go Gail!
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Throw in the Sweat Towel?

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

I felt like giving up this morning. Really, just throwing in the sweat towel. I had eaten more than half the days calories at breakfast. The scale is frozen & I felt like crap. I wondered if I should blog about it or what I should do. I decided to go to the motivation section & read until I found some of that motivation for myself. Read, I did, then I posted about all the non-scale victories on a message board, made a small, nutritious dinner & went to pilates. Someone offered me a ride home from pilates because it's raining. "No" I said, "I've already logged those 4 minutes." When I got home, of course, the dog needed a stretch. If I walked just 22 minutes more, I would be at 90 minutes for the day. I set the timer & off we went, returning in 22 minutes & 22 seconds. Now I'm feeling fantastic. What was the problem this morning?
I have been hovering at the minus 25 pounds point for about 3 months now. I have tried to be very committed this Fall challenge, but at times I have been very hungry. I'm not sure how to balance the increased exercise & my level of satiety. Right now, what I need is sleep.
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By the way, when I subtracted my calories burned, from my caloric intake, I was barely over in spite of the crap breakfast.

  
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WRITEFROMHOME 10/12/2011 12:11AM

    Great on you for straightening your day out. You are doing awesome by the sound of it. Just don't give up. Eat protien like the others day. Switch up your exercise routine - try different things, higher intensity for short spurts, etc. And weights training is essential - if you are already doing that, do heavier weights and longer sessions. It did wonders to crank me out of a 5 week plateau and khas kept me moving downward to my goal. emoticon

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GAYLEP67 10/11/2011 6:20PM

    Sounds like you did a terrific job at bouncing back, Gail! emoticon Increasing your protein and/or your fibre intake will probably help you with the feeling of hunger. It was the one thing I found when I first started on SP, my protein intake was REALLY low. Now that I've increased it, I'm rarely hungry. I eat an egg white and veg omelette for breakfast and it keeps me full until lunch! I don't even eat a regular mid-morning snack now.

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MELLIL 10/11/2011 9:40AM

    So it WASN'T a totally LOST day!!! emoticonI am SO PROUD OF YOU for going and reading those inspirational stories until you found the motivation you needed. I probably would have just gone back to bed and wished the day away! YOU are WONDERFUL!!! emoticon

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ZEESPARROW 10/11/2011 9:15AM

    Lots of protein, lots of fiber... both helpful for my satiety. Now that I think of it, that explains my eating the past couple of days, too. Need to increase that protein!

Good job for not giving up the entire day after a rough start.

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DOODIE59 10/11/2011 9:14AM

    You handled your day perfectly. Thank you for demonstrating the proper way to deal with an "off" morning at the breakfast table, or any other table:) You turned your day into a winner. Good work!
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AFRESHSTART2 10/11/2011 8:50AM

    emoticon emoticon on not giving in and making a great comeback!!! I am so happy that you went to the motivation boards instead of throwing in the towel!

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MOMTONOAH 10/11/2011 8:34AM

    Sounds like you made it a productive day! emoticon

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BECKYI39 10/11/2011 8:09AM

    Glad you looked to the positive and stuck with the exercise. Today is a clean slate!

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FANGFACEKITTY 10/11/2011 6:56AM

    emoticon on recovering the day! Are you getting enough protein each day? I remember once I tried to go meatless and only eat fresh fruit & veggies and I was starving all day long. That experiment did not last long.

Never give up, never give in!

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VYVIENN 10/11/2011 2:02AM

    Don't worry, we all have days that start out like that. Way to go on the recovery in the evening, though!!

I guess my question would be, are you doing any strength training? And if you are, are you a) making sure to up your weights occasionally and b) eat enough? I remember before starting P90X, we were watching the "How to Bring It" video, in which Tony Horton cautions you not to undereat, because the workouts are intense. So far, so good. Imagine my shock when I calculated my required calories and came out at 2200! That's a LOT, especially when you're trying to eat clean, lol!!

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How Far I Can Go & How Far I Have Come

Thursday, October 06, 2011

My brother is a retired gym teacher. There is a steep road near my house. Last year, when that brother & his family were visiting, I told him about how my friend Leslie's running club would train on that hill. They would run up to the first street light & run back to the bottom, then they would run to the second street light & back to the bottom, then they would run to the third street light, etc., etc. (I was in agony to walk to the top even once, so I generally avoided it. ) My brother said, " you could do that too, if you wanted, it would just take you a while to work up to it." I remember thinking, "ya, sure."
But, I have been regularly walking that hill. It isn't easy, but it is entirely doable. In this last week, it hasn't been enough. At the top, I have been turning & taking another road that goes about twice as far up the mountain, to the very end. I like it. I am proud of how far I can go & how far I have come. I am getting this feeling that soon, I WILL be able to do the street light thing.
Maybe, just maybe, my brother was right.

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GAYLEP67 10/10/2011 10:37PM

    Way to go! I'm so proud of you and I can only imagine how pleased you must be. Isn't it great reflecting on how much more you can do now? I love it!!!

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WRITEFROMHOME 10/9/2011 11:11PM

    of course you can do it - and you are on your way to achieving it. keep going and you will make it happen! emoticon

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INSEARCH4MYSELF 10/7/2011 9:04PM

    way to go!! this is an awesome accomplishment!!
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DOODIE59 10/7/2011 2:29PM

    Way to go, Fuschia! Just keep going:)
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MELLIL 10/6/2011 9:27PM

    Ohhhhh YEA! Big brother is right! One day and one step at a time... life changes. As long as we let it. You GO girl!!! emoticon

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FANGFACEKITTY 10/6/2011 5:58PM

    Sometimes brothers can be right lol! But I won't tell him.

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New Vision Boards - A Picture Blog.

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

I keep losing this blog! It's lucky for you as it keeps getting shorter each time!

I made 3 new vision boards today:

1. My weekly health goals: Exercise & Weight Loss for the Fall Challenge - 1.07 pounds.


2. My goals of Healthy Nutrition


3. My goal for a Clutter Free, Organised Home. That's what I'm working on right now - chucking junk.


And while we are at it, here are my 3 generations of family, from a picnic in late August:


Happy Sparking Friends!
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CHALLENGER15 10/7/2011 5:22AM

    I got some great ideas by looking at your vision boards. Thanks for sharing!

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MELLIL 10/6/2011 9:37PM

    Ohhhhhh my goodness! It's been forever since I made a vision collage... guess I need to do that too! Problem is I TOSSED all my magazines... when I was decluttering MY house! Hmmmm.... Yours are GREAT though! emoticon

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DREENAMT 10/5/2011 10:10AM

    Thanks for the reminder; it's time for me to do this again!! It truly does inspire me.

Your goals are inspiring too!

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SNUZSUZ 10/5/2011 8:35AM

    Love your vision boards! I have one, but it's time to redo it!

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JBLOSSOM 10/4/2011 9:24PM

    I love your vision boards. I printed some pictures last week and am going to try to make one before the end of the year. (I procrastinate too) You have a beautiful family. Enjoy all the time you can with your mom. Happy losing.
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CANNIE50 10/4/2011 8:21PM

    WHat a lovely photo of you and your loved ones. I like your vision boards. I personally think home clutter is very much connected to excess weight. I do certain tasks every day just to prevent my house from piling up around me. I also make regular trips to a charity to donate things, especially clothes because I don't want to hang onto things in the name of "someday" when someone else could be benefitting from them now. I have recently been helping a relative who is a hoarder (seriously, she could easily be featured on one of those shows) and it strengthened my resolve to let go of stuff. Her apartment was stuffed to overflowing with things she just refused to let go of, especially clothing (some of it from 10 or 20 years ago) and food (lots of it expired) and all kinds of papers. Anyway, it was just a good reminder to me to "let it go". Please post a blog about your progress because now I am quite interested in your projects (and it's all about me emoticon).

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ONCEUPONADREAM 10/4/2011 7:09PM

    Love love love this idea! Awesome stuff!!

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DANAEBOYCE1 10/4/2011 5:55PM

    great idea!

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Short & Sweet Protein Frustration

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

I've always heard that North Americans eat too much protein. Now, why is it that I have such trouble getting mine? I'm not a vegetarian. If I eat nuts, my fat goes over. What is my problem? There isn't room in the freezer for a cow.
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INSEARCH4MYSELF 9/29/2011 8:43AM

    it's an adjustment with a new style, I am still studying food labels, and some days I plan my whole day ahead just to meet certain requirements (such as protein, carbs, etc). I am struggling with a different food group: I have an oatmeal pretty much every day for breakfast (with cottage cheese or kefir, and blueberries and roasted flax seeds), and from the other two meals one with carbs and veggies, and the other with veggies only. for snacks I have a fruit or veggie, too. and with all this I struggle to meet my carb goal? ;) I try to go by how i feel at the end of the day as well, and take the recommendations of sparkpeople as guidelines only.
good luck! :)

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HONEYBEA 9/29/2011 8:21AM

    I've been doing the Paleo diet, not watching my fat intake and I've lost 17.6 pounds so far. Unfortunately, Spark, as well as most food pyramid focused diets, does not look at or acknowledge the difference between good fats and bad fats. They think all fats are bad and that is just not true. I recommend looking into the Paleo diet and seeing if it is a fit for you.

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MELLIL 9/28/2011 7:15PM

    What DO you eat? That's where to start... A cow in your freezer would NOT be a good idea! Then your tryglicerides would go sky high! But everything is give and take... I eat a lot of chicken, an egg or two every now and then...(then my cholesterol goes OVER THE TOP!)... beans are good - but they're high in calories. There is no ONE PERFECT FOOD! (dammit) But... there IS one PERFECT drink!!!
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LOVEBYRD 9/28/2011 12:31PM

    I'm not a vegetarian but I don't eat a lot of meat so I really rely on my beans! And thankfully, I love me some black beans!

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CANNIE50 9/27/2011 11:39PM

    Greek yogurt & cottage cheese blended with protein powder (and whatever else you want to put in there) and make a protein smoothie to start your day, and you will be well on your way. Scrambled eggs are are great, too, and so is Kashi cereal. I think that is a big key which is why I repeat it so much on SP - get your protein in early, and often. Hope this helps.

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PJBONARRIGO 9/27/2011 11:14PM

    Yes, I've read that too. I also read that I need 1g.protein/lb body weight and I hardly ever make that goal- and I go over my fat allowance. It seems to be better to eat fish than beef (calorie are lower and protein is still high). Good luck :-)

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