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Fall 5% challenge and the 140's

Sunday, September 26, 2010

I started the Fall 5% challenge yesterday, this is my first time joining a challenge like this and I'm really looking forward to the extra motivation from my fellow emoticon team members.
My goals for this challenge is of course to lose at 5% of my body weight but also remain vigilant with eating clean and increase my workout levels. Currently I am doing yoga, although not as often as I would like, I take spin class once a week and the Jillian Michael 30DS workout, this I need to step up.
On another note, I had to weigh myself for this challenge to have a starting base and I lost 2.6 pounds this week by just eating clean! I'm in the 140's!!!! emoticon emoticon
Looking forward to this challenge and seeing the 130's!

  
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HEALTHYKIM101 9/26/2010 11:10PM

    You Go Girl! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TURTLE_MOM 9/26/2010 7:15PM

    Great start!!! You were doing it even before the challenge began, good for you. Best of luck! I need to pull out my Jillian Michaels DVD as well.

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THENEWCINDY 9/26/2010 4:49PM

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IZZYBEBOP 9/26/2010 3:30PM

    emoticon You're off to a great start, and I'm positive you'll be seeing the 130s soon! emoticon

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EPIPHANYANGEL 9/26/2010 2:20PM

    Enjoy the challenge. emoticon

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VEDDIE78 9/26/2010 1:39PM

    Welcome to the Butterflies! OMG I love the 30DS!! It's such a great, short workout! I also have the Biggest Loser Workout dvd with Bob. It's the same concept- circuit training.

The support of the butterflies team is awesome!


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BENJAMINSBABY 9/26/2010 1:05PM

    YAAAAAY! Hooray for getting into the 140's!! That's awesome! What team are you on? I'm a firecracker, myself. And I'm super excited for you! Isn't it amazing how eating clean makes SUCH a big difference? Hope you're having an awesome weekend!

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LINDAKAY228 9/26/2010 12:27PM

    Congratulations with the 140's! That's awesome! Have fun with the challenge and have a great day today!

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DRB13_1 9/26/2010 12:25PM

    emoticon I'm so lucky to have such wonderful emoticon team mates. This is my first challenge as well. Who knows what we'll achieve? emoticon emoticon
On to the Grand Canyon!

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JOANOFSPARK 9/26/2010 12:11PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon A two lb weight loss is great way to start off the challenge....*grin* the challenge really is a lot of fun, and we certainly learn a lot about the way we eat and the way we live....as well as other countries. emoticon emoticon emoticon


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RITAROSE 9/26/2010 8:35AM

  Wow! You lost 2+ pounds last week? congrats! You're making good choices and it shows! Good luck with your challenge! It sounds like a great one!

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BETRME100 9/26/2010 8:32AM

    Good luck in the challenge...isn't the support here the best?!

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Eating Clean~ Day two

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Can I just say how happy I am that I found sparkpeople? emoticon Without this wonderful site I would have never learned about the Eat Clean diet and not have had 2 days in a row with no digestive flare ups!!! emoticon I cannot remember a time where I didn't have at least one a day, this is HUGE. emoticon
Day two was alot easier now that I know (somewhat) what I can and can't eat. My only issue today was eating every 3 hours, the day just got away from me at work so I allowed myself to get hungry before I realized it was time to eat. emoticon
But I wasn't so hungry that I binged on bad foods. I had my cooler packed and pre-planned my meals and snacks so it was virtually a no brainer.
Today I ate:
Breakfast - Millet with strawberries flaxseed and maple syrup
lean protein - Millet
Complex carb strawberries
Healthy fat - flaxseed
AM Snack
Complex carb - Granny Smith Apple
Lunch - Chicken salad
Protein - chicken
Complex carb - Romaine lettuce, spinach, zucchini
Healthy fat - olive oil
PM Snack Almond & fig bar with shake
Complex carb - fig
Protein - shake
Healthy fat - almond
Dinner -
Protein - Chicken breast
Complex Carb - Spinach
Healthy fat - olive oil

All in all a great day!

  
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NAKIOMA 9/21/2010 7:15PM

    Sounds like the perfect day - hope you've recorded all of this in SPARKS - that might save you someday when you know you don't have time to plan................good luck.....

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~Eating Clean~ Day one

Monday, September 20, 2010

Ok so I have been trying very hard to control what I put in my body, after being diagnosed with a gluten and casein allergy about a month ago I've been very conscience about what I eat. But I must admit that it's hard! Then I came across Tosca Reno's Eat Clean diet. It was like she made this book for me, not a diet really but a totally different way to look at food.
After reading the book, her latest 'Eat Clean Recharged', I was a little nervous. You basically have to plan out your entire day before leaving the house, since eating out is not recommended. So I made out my Monday meal plan, and with the help of the book, packed my cooler. emoticon emoticon emoticon
I know it is just the first day but WOW! I feel amazing! Not one digestive flare up all day (this is huge for me!) and I actually have energy after a full day of work. That hasn't happened in ages! So much energy I'm actually thinking about doing Jillian Michael's 30DS after I finish posting this blog! emoticon
Here's what I ate:
Breakfast - Millet with strawberries flaxseed and maple syrup
lean protein - Millet
Complex carb strawberries
Healthy fat - flaxseed
AM Snack - celery sticks with almond butter
Protein - almond butter
complex carb - celery
Lunch - Chicken salad
Protein - chicken
Complex carb - Romaine lettuce, spinach, zucchini
Healthy fat - olive oil
PM Snack - Almond & fig bar
Complex carb - fig
Healthy fat - almond
Dinner - Protein shake

Looking forward to another clean eating day tomorrow. emoticon

  
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AUNTB63 9/20/2010 7:40PM

    So glad you were able to find the type of food regiment that really works for you. I had a friend (many years ago) who had Spru.......could not tolerate gluten........was very difficult for him to eat out. At least now you can eat and be happy doing it............Best of luck to you. emoticon

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To begin again

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Well I just put out my last cigarette. I am starting over again. I knew that I had to get right back to it before it got out of hand. I am pretty sure that this will be a stress-free week since the co-worker I've been having trouble with is on vacation this week. emoticon I am hoping that when she returns we can resolve this matter, either way I know that smoking will not help solve the issue. emoticon
I also realized that my quit started faltering when I stopped working out and going to yoga class due to lack of time, I have hopefully made out a schedule that I can stick to for the upcoming week.
I am also starting the Eat Clean diet this week, I know that many people say just concentrate on one thing at a time, quit smoking then worry about the weight. I know this sounds reasonable but this is not my personality. One of the triggers for going back to smokes is weight gain. I know that concentrating on what I put in my mouth will only help reinforce my quit.
Thank you all the responded to my post yesterday for your encouragement and support. I know I can do this! emoticon emoticon

  
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THATGIRLY 9/21/2010 2:17PM

    I am a living testament to the fact that it's possible to lose weight when you quit smoking. I'm definitely the all or nothing type, so I agree with you on the "I know this sounds reasonable but this is not my personality" thing!

Working out was the key to getting me through the first few weeks, and it still helps, over 5 months later. Good luck!

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ADZY86 9/20/2010 4:26AM

    Great plan! Tackle it all head on. emoticon

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FRUITYCHERRY 9/20/2010 2:21AM

    I like the sound of your plan! Ditch the smokes and stuff yourself full of healthy foods! Fruits and veggies galore!! Exercise! Blog about it! We care and want to hear about your experience. I love reading my friends blogs, even if it just a few lines for an update.

You can do this! emoticon emoticon

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VICIOUS421 9/19/2010 6:33PM

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PICKINIKKI 9/19/2010 6:02PM

    Good for you for putting out your last smoke! You will feel amazing and healthy and so many more things once you kick the habit for good! Smoking never helps with any problems we may encounter in life, we just tend to think it will. I wish you the best of luck in quitting. You can do it! Drink lots of water and chew lots of gum. I have been smoke free now for 9 months and although I have gained 15 pounds I have also gained so much more. I agree with doing one thing at a time, for it is the only way to succeed without being disappointed. Good Luck!

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FLAMENM 9/19/2010 5:57PM

    Yoga is a great practice that can hlep you stay smoke-free. I actually do a few quick asanas or pranayama exercises whenever I really want to light up.

Just remember to breathe. You quit before. You will quit this time. And it will stick.

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Stressful week = smoking and bad eating

Saturday, September 18, 2010

emoticon This week was just about the worst yet since starting on sparkpeople. I am having quite a bit of stress dealing with a co-worker who used to be a good friend. She was transferred from my group under a boss that she can't stand and in some way she blames me since I took over her job when she transferred. I had nothing to do with this decision that management made all on their own to make up some of the gaps in the workplace after quite a bit of lay offs in recent months. The loss of a friend is bad enough but when it makes the workplace unbearably tense it's disastrous.
Now I am not making excuses, I know I am the one that is in charge of what I put in my mouth. But I aloud myself to find comfort in old bad habits. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
The worse part of it is, I allowed this situation to ruin my quit. emoticon I am really upset about this and know deep down that I have to quit again right away, the longer I continue to smoke the harder it will be. Yet I just can't seem to find that inner strength to deal with quitting and the stress at work at the same time. I know that there is never a perfect time to quit and nothing is ever stress-free but I have lost my commitment and resolve. emoticon

  
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AUNTB63 9/19/2010 5:48PM

    I'm impressed with your decision. I know how the vicious circle works. Stop smoking, gain weight.............start smoking lose weight. Good thoughts are coming your way. You can do this one day (hour) at a time. emoticon

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AUNTB63 9/19/2010 9:52AM

    I have mixed emotions about the previous comments on what you should or shouldn't do about smoking. We (smokers) know it is not healthy for us. We know a little extra weight is worse for us than smoking. We know quitting is the hardest thing we will ever accomplish (in our lives).
All that being said..............the decision still rests with you. I've quit smoking a number of times, some with weight gain, some without. For me, when I have control over a healthy lifestyle I will be a "healthy weight", non-smoker. I can feel changing my eating and exercise habits is giving me some strength to quit smoking. That day is not here, yet, but I know it will come. Best of luck to you (what ever you decide). Working on making too many changes at once can be stressful in itself let alone the stress your getting from work......be good to your self and don't beat yourself up.......you can do this one day at a time................ emoticon

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JGINTX 9/18/2010 7:44PM

    I am a smoker, too.....keep thinking about quitting since I have become SO health conscious with my eating and exercising. But I don't want to tackle something else right now. I know that's a cop out....but just not ready yet.

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CBARRETT10 9/18/2010 5:51PM

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LIGHTHOUSE23 9/18/2010 4:51PM

    I agree with NAKIOMA. I quit smoking Jan 2009 after more than 20 years of smoking. Gained a few extra pounds and joined SP in July 2009. Both decisions were the best I've ever made. I've lost almost 30 pounds and remain smoke free!

I wish you the best of luck. emoticon You can quit!! Your body will love you for it, I promise!! emoticon

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FLAMENM 9/18/2010 4:49PM

    emoticon was the hardest thing I have done. I used Chantax to help me wuit - the gum and patches never did the trick.

You do have it in you to recommit. Yes, you made some bad choices on one day. Doe sthat mean you will make bad choices every other day for the rest of your life? I don't think it does.

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FRUITYCHERRY 9/18/2010 4:33PM

    Hey girl. I've been wondering about you this week! I haven't seen a blog from you in a while. I can't imagine I would have been successful with emoticon if I didn't have my gum to chew. I don't want to smoke, but I need some nicotine to keep me sane. The gum is doing the trick.

You've made the commitment. I have faith in you. :o) Enjoy your weekend. I hope you find a resolution to your work issue soon. I wouldn't last long with that kind of stress.

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NAKIOMA 9/18/2010 4:14PM

    I faced the same situation and found out it's impossible to quit smoking and control eating at the same time - my answer - stop smoking and once I felt somewhat in control again I jointed sparks. Smoking is far worse for you than a little extra weight so give yourself permission to compensate the loss of smoking with a few snacks - later it is less complicated to loose the weight. Hope this all works out for you...............wish you the best with your Quit...........

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