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Progress!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Here it is, January 20th and I've been doing great with all of my goals. Amazing! I've been working out - hard - five days a week and watching what I eat. The first two weeks I tracked EVERY morsel. I ate 1500 calories/day and, in the end, I lost a fraction of a pound each week. This past week I had a lot of work events - which include food and/or eating out. I did manage to keep with my workouts and all my goals - not overeat at night, drink lots of water, 30+ minutes of cardio, work on eating more nutritiously, and don't eat those chips (ok, one night I ate chips. But that's one night out of more than 20 nights.)

So I feel like I'm doing well. I wish I'd see more progress on the scale. I'm trying hard not to focus on the scale, but it's hard. I truly feel like I'm doing everything right, yet the scale just doesn't want to budge. Maybe I need to take it below 1500 calories - that will be difficult. I'll just keep doing what I'm doing and maybe one day I'll weigh less.

Wishing y'all a great week!

  
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DUKEFAN86 1/26/2013 8:24PM

    Hope you've had a great week! Your persistence is gonna pay off, I just know it!

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68ANNE 1/20/2013 3:13PM

    Congrats on your progress this week. I agree with you on the scale and it's inherent meanness. I have to same problem lately. I added more fitness to see if that would help and I'm going to give it 4-6 weeks before I start worrying about results. I use some different techniques to get those NSV. one is my measurements, not just arms and hips but also the step test and push up and crunches etc.

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A New Year

Monday, December 24, 2012

Here it is, once again, we're nearing the beginning of a new year. And new years mean new beginnings. I know I've been here before, an maybe I over-promise. So this year, here are my resolutions:
1. 30 means of cardio every day
2. work on eating better
a. remove the chips from my diet (those darn chips!)
b. find ways to keep me from over-eating at night.
3. drink lots of water every day

Happy Holidays everyone!

  
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CAT609 12/24/2012 9:09AM

    I agree, although I must remove sweets, too!

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CHIBIKARATE 12/24/2012 7:47AM

    emoticon emoticon me too looking foward to all the new stuff emoticon

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Back to Square One (again)

Monday, October 08, 2012

Ugh. I'm back to square one again. I just took the family to three days at the Great Wolf Lodge. We just arrived home and I just weighed myself and I'm back to my starting weight - again. Ugh.

First the good: For the first 1.5 days, I was REALLY good with my eating and exercise. I brought breakfast with me - so my eating was perfect for one meal each day. We ate lunch at the Olive Garden and I chose a meal that was under 500 calories. All protein and veggies. So that was good. And I tried to be good for dinner, but even after eating protein and veggies, I was starved. I really needed carbs. Ugh.

Lunch today at Cracker Barrel was their "low carb" offering: 3 eggs scrambled and turkey sausage. I avoided the toast. And black tea and water to drink.

More good: I exercised every day I was there. Yesterday I ran on the treadmill. This morning I did the weight circuit - five times (really!) And while we were there, we spent the entire day running around and climbing stairs, and getting a lot of exercise.

Good: I avoided dessert. Every day/night.

Even more good: We had some great family time.

Now the bad: I had two dinners and a lunch that were high caloric. Oh, and I ate a donut. I was starved. Ugh.

I may be lighter tomorrow morning when I weight myself, but I know my weight is up (again). Ugh.

But I do know what to do to get it down again.

Hope y'all had a wonderful Columbus Day week-end!

  
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DUKEFAN86 10/11/2012 6:20AM

    Glad you shared the successes in addition to the slips! Hey, you'll get there!

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68ANNE 10/9/2012 9:56PM

    I wish there was some way to make trips away easier on the eating part.

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Those daggone chips!

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

It happened. I ate some chips again.

I did everything right - almost. I ate my afternoon snack a little later than usual, but I wasn't terribly hungry. But when I prepared my son's snack bags for tomorrow, I just couldn't resist and ate a serving of fritos corn chips. Ugh.

I'm still within the right calorie range. But those darn chips did so much damage last week. I shouldn't eat them at all! If I could find something else to give my son - I would. Ugh.

  
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DUKEFAN86 10/8/2012 9:10AM

    I like Desertjulz's idea of the mini-packs as a possible option. What would happen, though, if you didn't keep chips in the house at all? How would he react to carrot chips instead of potato chips?

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DESERTJULZ 10/2/2012 7:23PM

    Maybe you could buy his chips in the mini-packs, so you're not handling an open bag of chips?

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I did it! Two pounds lost!

Monday, October 01, 2012

Drum roll please.....I lost two pounds this past week! To be precise, I lost 2.6 pounds! I'm thrilled! That means that now I'm only two pounds over my "starting weight" (grin)!

But in my ever over-analytical way, it's worth looking at a few things I've learned on the way:

At one point in the week I lost four pounds! The thing that changed it was eating the serving of potato chips and the one slice of bread and the bowl of cereal. I was easily within my calories and carbs limit when I ate them, but the pounds on the scale increased by FOUR pounds immediately after eating them! Hmmmnn..

So, I've been at this weight loss thing for far longer than I care to admit and I've always eaten a serving of potato chips and a serving of wheat. And even though I follow the diet to the detail, I've never been able to lose even an ounce. So maybe there's something to leaving them out of my diet (yeah, like that'll be easy - grin!) Something to keep in mind as I go along this weight-loss path.

In all, I'm pleased with the result. I was afraid I'd be too hard on myself - not happy with the result regardless of the number. But a two pound loss is solid. It's enough to keep me going. One day at a time.

I'm on my way...

  
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GOLFGMA 10/1/2012 8:54AM

    A two pound weight loss should be enough to motivate you for keeping on track. I think you will find healthier foods as you go along. Your body needs nutrients to provide the fuel you need to keep your body energized and ready to go for exercise. Just losing pounds will help your heart but eating the right kinds of food will make you feel so much better and be good for your heart. emoticon

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