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Friday, May 31, 2013

+ so yesterday wasn't a very fun day for me. i did my best to give myself postive messages, but those horrible 'you're so fat!' thoughts floated in the back of my head all day. i ended up eating some chocolate.. at least it was high quality, vegan dark chocolate, and it was delicious. i just felt like i needed to have a little treat.

+ i think part of the reason why i was so upset yesterday was because on some level, i still think that i'll be able to spend time losing the weight, and then i'll magically be done. i know that isn't true, and i will always need to keep active and eat healthy. i know i still need to be at this a year from now, 5 years from now. i need to to change my way of thinking.

+ the good news is that i was so upset/stubborn, that i decided to hop on my bike last night, and see how far i could get if i peddled for an hour straight. i made it 14K in 54 mins. my longest ride of the season so far. i have no doubt that i'll be able to nail my planned 15K's on monday now. then i'll start practising for 20K's. the good news is that hubby has been super supportive of my biking, he even cleaned up the kitchen and watched the kids last night so that i could get an earlier start. he's also offered to help me plan routes.

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CHANGINGSAM 5/31/2013 9:56AM

    #2 is a big one for me too. emoticon

Way to go on the bike ride!

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Today, I weighed in. I wasn't planning on it, it was sort of a spur of the moment thing. the number was..... really, really bad. much more than i thought it would be, especially since i've been doing so well for 8 weeks, and i know i've lost some already. i wasn't expecting a fabulous number, but it was 15 lbs over what i thought my high end number was... uggghh.

today, i'm focusing on loving myself. it's just a number. it will change. trying very hard to use it as motivation, not as self-punishment. i just have sooooo far to go. 50lbs, minimum. it seems like soooo much.

now, i'm going to set myself some mini-goals, to chip away at that awful number. 5lbs at a time should do it.

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CHANGINGSAM 5/30/2013 10:11AM

    I'm sorry it wasn't what you wanted to see. However, use it to your advantage! I like that you've decided to set small goals. That's the first step to continuing. Let it guide you into making this a lifestyle change.

I'm so proud of you for eating healthy and exercising for the last 8 weeks! That's incredible!

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CDCSMITH2013 5/30/2013 8:36AM

    I think small goals are the way to go. I'm where I want to be for weight now, but I have some other goals I need to work on reaching. I realizxed today that I'm setting myself up for disappointment if I make the goal to big. YOu can do it.

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GYPSYROVER 5/30/2013 8:33AM

    emoticon I think the "small goals" are a great idea for you! It's a lot easier to work toward losing 5 at a time. I would quit if I looked at the big picture. Hang in there! I have confidence in you! emoticon

emoticon together! emoticon

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MYKIDSRSWEET 5/30/2013 8:14AM

    Oh, I feel your pain. I set my goal at 40 pounds, when really, to not be overweight, I should lose like 60 to 70. I just felt like setting a first goal would be more attainable. The mini goal idea is such a good thing. We dont have a ton of money to splurge, so I told myself I can take myself "out" for something healthy to eat every five pounds lost...since I never eat out. At 20, I am saving up for new clothes. If you are anything like me.....I have "done" the diet thing many times, done well, and then gained it all back. We all just need to support each other so we can keep it right this time. Good luck!

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Starting Week 9

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

+ so the big news is that i've completed C25K!!! i can run 30 mins without stopping! not that i'm terribly fast :P on friday, i will be restarting C25K, but with a focus more on speed than endurance. i hope to pick up the pace!!

+ been doing pretty well on the food front.. not tracking anything currently, but making sure that i eat healthy 95% of the time. still not drinking pop, 8 whole weeks, that's awesome. i don't even feel the temptation as much anymore, though it's still there, especially when i'm tired/stressed. i've been trying really hard to keep healthy snacks ready... like a bunch of veggies, already cut up, in the fridge with hummus. or smoothie ingredients on hand. still planning out what to do on my weekend away from home, i want to have some treats (it will be my niece's bday, i definitely want a slice of cake!), but not get too far off track.

+ in other food news, i've been trying to cut back on added sugars (have i mentioned this yet?).. so sugars from fruit are fine, but syrup on my oatmeal is not. i'm not being super strict, but i do find that the less sugar i consume, the less temptation i have.

+ in biking news... i've plotted a 15K route around my neighbourhood. hoping to conquer it on monday, when i get back from my trip... fingers crossed for good weather! this route has me going further away from home, crossing some major roads, though not biking on the busy roads too much.. trying to keep to side streets. hoping for a shorter bike ride tonight, though it's been raining on/off all day, so i'm not sure that will happen.

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CHANGINGSAM 5/30/2013 10:33AM

    Yay! Congrats on completing C25K! That's amazing! emoticon

Good luck this weekend!

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GYPSYROVER 5/29/2013 10:59PM

    emoticon I cannot imagine running 30 minutes! emoticon

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    Way to go! I also find that if I cut way way down on added sugars I crave them less.

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8 Weeks Complete!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

today marks 8 full weeks of eating better and exercising!!! and i still feel like i'm going strong, woohoo!!

today also marks the halfway point in stage 1 of NRFL4W.. 8 workouts done, 8 to go, then i have 1 week off before starting stage 2. i already feel like i'm making huge strength improvements, and i'm at the point where i'm really enjoying strength training! it used to be the workout that i would most likely skip, but i am sticking to my schedule and lifting HEAVY!

yesterday, i biked 11K... i planned 10K, but i went faster than last time, so i had time leftover, and decided to do just a little bit more before heading back home. i felt like i could have gone even farther, but i had to be back home in time to babysit my friend's children. it really felt great!! still working up to biking 15K. and then i walked 5K yesterday afternoon. it was a gorgeous sunny day, not too hot, and everything was great.. except for a blister i got on the side of my foot... ouch.

had a healthy meal last night... red lentil Dahl, brown rice, cauliflower and fiddle heads. yum. leftovers for lunch today. picked up some cherries and strawberries for snacking, also made a new batch of hummus. planning to chop a bunch of veggies for dipping today.. hopefully enough to last the whole week, and then i'll have no excuses there either ;P

this weekend, we are travelling. i get to meet my newest nephew for the first time! but it also means car trip food, some eating out, a family bbq, probably not alot of exercise. i need to pack healthy things!

feeling pretty happy today!!!!

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REDTHREN 5/28/2013 1:13PM

    You're doing great, keep it up! emoticon

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WALLINMW 5/28/2013 8:53AM

  Regardless of when you eat it (before or after exercise), breakfast helps speed up your metabolism and can aid in weight loss. Enjoying foods high in protein, complex carbs and healthy fats will help you avoid the temptation of the vending machine before lunch.

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Checking In

Monday, May 27, 2013

Hello! I had a fabulous weekend.. my best friend came to visit from out of town. she's a holistic nutritionist, and i tend to eat super healthy when she's around.. maybe she should move in :P we also took her on one of our family bike rides, and the kids and i showed her all of our crazy jumps on the trampoline. before she arrived on sat, i got my NROL4W strength training in too.. it was a pretty active weekend!

today is my day off work.. except a friend asked if i could watch her two kids for 2 hours today, around lunch. so i need to stick to my plan today to make sure that i get in all the exercise that i try to do on mondays.. my day off work, it's easier to do a longer workout with no daycare toddlers around! so i have a 10K bike ride planned for this morning, and i gotta get out there and do it right away, so that i can be back in time for my friend and her kids to come :D when her kids are gone, i have a 5K walk planned.. i have to buy my hubby a present for his upcoming birthday, without him knowing... so i'm gonna walk up to the store and get it, rather than drive or take the bus.

motivation.. has been high all weekend, while my friend was here... pretty high today, i just gotta keep pushing through! and since today is my day off, i can have lots of time to cook a healthy dinner.. no excuses there!!

hope you all had a great weekend!!

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CHANGINGSAM 5/28/2013 12:03PM

    Sounds like you are doing great!

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REDTHREN 5/27/2013 10:27AM

    emoticon You've got so much going on, but you're still doing what you need to do for your health. Great job!! emoticon

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GYPSYROVER 5/27/2013 9:18AM

    emoticon Wow, you are super busy! And you are radiating contagious positivity! Thanks for the inspiration! have a great week! emoticon emoticon

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