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What I've learned so far... Tips, Lessons 2013

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Hey guys,

I'm taking some time to briefly write down what I've learn so far this year and what I think will help me reach my goals. This may be helpful to you, but it may not. Either way, I am going to try to document my journey so I can have a set of guidelines to follow.

1. I have got to MAKE time to eat healthy. For me, this includes going to the grocery store at least once a week. I don't like grocery shopping and I work so much I generally grab food to go at least 4-5x/week. I choose healthier foods sometimes but still.
-Solution: Pick a day for grocery shopping. Make a list of foods I can eat regularly, memorize the list and get a routine going.
- Once a week sit down and think of a "menu"
- I cook really well, I just am so busy in residency that I may have to Batch cook twice a week and add side items on the in between days


2. If I have healthy foods, I WILL EAT THEM. If given a choice I always eat healthier foods like fruit/veggies. For instance if I am at a breakfast and there are fried things, donuts, bagels, fruits, eggs, etc. I will likely eat the fruit and lighter items. But, if I'm home and nothing is available I will go to the fastfood joint and get something quick.
- when I go grocery shopping, buy healthy foods.
- have them available, so the choice is easier

3. I love working out. This has always been the case. I will try to workout 3 mornings a week so I can get extra energy and feel "accomplished" before the day starts. I workout pretty much every day, sick or not. I take breaks when I need to but try to stay active.
- I am wearing a Fitbit pedometer to push myself on the days I don't want to do an official workout.
- This is a strength of mine. :)


4. I have GOT to get sleep at night. About once a week I have to work a full 24 hour shift. That means I get no sleep. That is non-negotiable. But, on the other nights I can go to bed at a decent time and then I'll feel well rested and can get up and exercise.

5. If I plan my meals ahead of time AND pack a lunch, I will better be able to control my diet. I have a hard time sticking to my meal plans. I do not have an issue with OVEREATING , I very rarely eat more than half of my meal especially if I go out. But I recently learned in November/Dec that I have several hormonal issues that are going to make it more difficult for me to lose weight. Therefore, I can't keep eating how I used to AND I need to be proactive about it.

6. Before I eat, I have to think. I do not want to go through this year working on my goals EVERY DAY and never get there. So while I can return to eating foods that are not entirely healthy as a treat or occasionally, I do need to limit these things now. I used to be addicted to french fries, I am not anymore. But, I do not have to eat french fries EVERY time I get a craving... I know what they taste like. They will taste the same. And, if I am planning my meals and I really want them I can put them in the meal plan for the next day.

7. I need to eat every 3-4 hours. When I did this consistently last time I tried to lose weight, it worked! I felt better. My body gets hungry on schedule anyway so I may as well do what it wants. :)

8. Drink water. I don't enjoy sodas juices etc. I have them occasionally but always opt for the lower/diet version. I usually stick to water. Working on drinking unsweet tea and coffee with less sugar.

I may keep my sugared coffee in the morning and use splenda if I drink another cup later in the day.

:)
OK, that's all I have so far. I am working on losing the next 5 lbs. :) Hope you all are doing well. Have you learned anything new that works for you?

  
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LBRAUN5 8/12/2013 12:03PM

  A lot of great ideas and good reminders for all of us. Thanks for sharing! Hope you lost that 5 pounds and are moving along well on your journey.

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SUPERSYLPH 7/18/2013 11:47AM

    I get hungry every 3-4 hours also.

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ELAINE725 3/7/2013 3:52PM

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WHITEANGEL4 2/16/2013 1:33AM

    Great blog thanks for sharing

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EFFRAYECHILDE 2/4/2013 9:00AM

    emoticon I also have to eat every 3 to 4 hours or else start feeling sick and weak.

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HYATTI1 1/30/2013 5:50PM

    Nice plan....looks like you put a lot of thought into it. I think if you stick to it you will do fine. I wish you luck and good health.

Joanna

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TMCK-40 1/25/2013 4:30PM

  This is great! Awesome keep blogging

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FIRECOM 1/24/2013 3:56PM

    Words to live by and I thank you for sharing.

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1954MARG 1/24/2013 8:33AM

  Thanks.

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MYRNA929 1/23/2013 11:08AM

    Good for you!!!! Keep it up

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NLYR20 1/22/2013 10:21AM

  emoticon Great List.

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KJDINSC 1/22/2013 9:22AM

    You've got a tough schedule, but you've also got a plan! Keep it up and good luck!

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KARENLEIGH32 1/21/2013 3:24PM

    Good tips! I need to follow them as well.

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JEANETTESTING 1/21/2013 12:45PM

    Thank you for sharing your tips. Gives me something to think about!

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MISSYMOOSE71 1/21/2013 9:27AM

    Great tips for everyone! Thanks for sharing!

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WILSONWR 1/21/2013 8:37AM

    Great ideas - thanks for sharing!

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NEWTINK 1/21/2013 12:06AM

    You are a very wise lady ... application is the necessity of this battle .. just follow through and you will get there ... emoticon

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TLGRNT 1/20/2013 5:14PM

  Great blog, very informative.

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LSIG14 1/20/2013 4:25PM

  Great do-able goals. I need to make myself go grocery shopping too. I do love to cook but hate shopping so much that I often eat out because there's nothing in the house to eat! Thanks for sharing!

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REMEMBER2BME 1/20/2013 4:00PM

    Great blog. Thank you.

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FRABBIT 1/20/2013 1:50PM

  Good ideas!

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BSLMKH1954 1/20/2013 12:14PM

    Thank you for the great Ideas. Planning meals would make it easier to eat healthy and lose weight so I need to do that myself. emoticon

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TEACHEROF4TH 1/20/2013 12:07PM

    Awesome! Thank you!

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TPETRIE 1/20/2013 11:50AM

  Thanks for sharing.

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    Love this! Thank you for sharing! emoticon

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REENIE131 1/19/2013 10:32PM

    Great plan!

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JOYFULSONG45 1/19/2013 10:15PM

    It sounds like you have an excellent plan. I know you can do it!

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ANGIELEWIS023 1/19/2013 10:08PM

  Sounds like you have a great plan!

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    Great Blog! Great advice! You have really learned a lot and put it into action! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SNAPPEAS 1/19/2013 9:04PM

    Great plan.

Coffee and tea without sugar is a goal I'd like to achieve ,too.For a while i used artificial sweetners but i thought to myself that perhaps my body doesn't know how to process these chemicals .So,decided to try to decrease the amount of real sugar .

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THEIS58 1/19/2013 7:57PM

    GREAT POST

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FIRECOM 1/19/2013 7:37PM

    Eating the right foods is not as large a problem as getting in the fitness minutes. I appreciate your comments and I will take them into my program. Thank you.

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MELAFYAIYAI 1/19/2013 3:48PM

    Many people (myself included) set new goals for the year, but I love the way you did it (at least partly) in response to things you have learned in the past year. Need to consider doing that myself ...

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JAI_COVEY 1/19/2013 12:18PM

    Very inspiring! I'm working on my goals as well. Trust me, I have a hard time remembering to pack a lunch and snacks. I definitely know that feeling. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CM_GARDNER78 1/19/2013 11:30AM

    I think your next 5 will be gone in a flash with these goals!! Awesome! Love your background pic too!! This is encouraging - if you can do this during residency, anyone can do it!! :-) Thanks!

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SUSIEMT 1/19/2013 10:48AM

    Good job! Keep it up!

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    Very insightful! Thanks!!



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Bloom where you are planted

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

lovelylynee.blogspot.com Check it out!

I blogged about how to use what you've got. :-) If you have time, please read! It may be helpful. If not, thanks for stopping by!

Cheers :)

  
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JSTETSER 1/19/2013 5:55PM

    Nice!

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GONABFIT 1/14/2013 6:07AM

    Yay! Thank you Soror!! Hope you had a great Founders Day!!

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AGENTMNA 1/8/2013 6:52PM

    Great blog! Loved it Soror!
-Reese

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Welcome to 2013!!!

Monday, January 07, 2013

Hey everyone...

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I'm writing my NEW YEAR'S post a week into the year... but the good news is, I'm STILL motivated lol. 1 week into the year and I'm making it happen. I'm still focused. I'm still happy. I'm organizing my house, getting rid of things I don't feel that I need.

I am going to get back to my writing and hopefully post here and in my personal blog.

This is what I see my 2013 being:

I am going to reach my goal weight. Run another 1/2 marathon, a 10K, and a 5K. In opposite order probably. :) I plan to lift weights regularly again and get back to my yoga practice. I will play the guitar, learn to sew and to fluently speak spanish. I'm traveling to Spain and Italy... and I'm going to flaunt my stuff in an amazing 2 piece. I will dress in a way that I can be proud on a daily basis. Oh, and I'm going to continue saving lives since I'm a doctor too (lol).

I'm excited about 2013!! I'm home sick today because I've caught the bug that's going around and am fighting bronchitis.

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Who's ready to make this a year that we can look back and say WOW, I DID IT?!?!?

Let's make it happen!

  
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123ELAINE456 1/7/2013 12:34PM

  AWESOME BLOG!!! YOU CAN DO IT!!! THIS IS THE WAY TO GO!!! God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Week. Enjoy Today. Take Care.

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Tomorrow

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Posted another blog on my new site [ http://lovelylynee.blogspot.com ]

It's about waiting until tomorrow to do what can be done today. I'm trying to do more writing in hopes of finding a past time I can enjoy and squeeze into my busy schedule! You don't have to read it... but if you get some free time, slide on by and check me out! :-D


Oh, even though I was VERY sick today... I managed to get in an hour+ workout. Treadmill and spin bike. I feel like I was productive and I'm glad about it. I also am still keeping the daily december challenge going. So, yay!

lovelylynee.blogspot.com/2012/12/tom
orrow.html

  
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123ELAINE456 12/15/2012 9:15PM

  Love Your Blogs. You are doing Great. God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Week. Enjoy Your Day. Take Care.

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GONABFIT 12/15/2012 2:59PM

    Thanks! No worries. I got PLENTY of rest all day. Did nothing but lay in bed , took the day off work. And I feel much better today. So its all good!

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NELLIEC 12/15/2012 2:52PM

    Wow, over an hour of exercise when you were very sick. Be sure to take care of yourself so you can get better.

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IMREITE 12/15/2012 2:28AM

    way to go on pushing yourself, but don't forget to get quality rest in, especially if you are sick.

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Just a quick blog

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Hey guys!

I just wanted to write a quick blog. I weighed myself yesterday and decided that that will be the last time I weighed myself for the next month. Hope to lose at least 5 pounds between now and I think that is a reasonable goal.

Work has been very busy recently. And, I guess it has been stressful too. So I'm doing my best to stay active and stay in a good mood.

Still going strong with the daily workouts!

  
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CHICKPEA23 12/14/2012 11:37AM

    I like what you said about staying active and staying in a good mood... exercise has made a huge difference for me lately in avoiding the winter blues and holiday stress. Keep up the good work!
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123ELAINE456 12/11/2012 5:31PM

  Congrats on keeping your Workout Streak Going and Reaching Your Goals. Keep Pushing Forward. You Can Do It. God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Week. Enjoy Today. Take Care.

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SLENDERELLA61 12/11/2012 4:12PM

    Congrats on the workout streak. Good going!! Best wishes for achieving your goal!!!

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VERNEILLE 12/11/2012 3:53PM

  I love your positive attitude!! Keep up the good work - I'm sure you will reach your goal.

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