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Not such a great week.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

I started strength training this week and I'm already confused. I know it's one on and one off, but if I change the area of the body I'm working on, does that count as one off? Monday upper body, Tuesday lower body, etc, does that count or do I have to completely give it up for an entire day?

This week has been kind of crazy for food too... the kids have been in Vacation Bible School all week and the church feeds them dinner, which is great, but it's hot dogs and pizza, I don't want that stuff. My husband's wonderful, he goes with them , I'm sure just to get away from the veggies and couscous, and lets me stay home to eat whatever. .. which sounds great, but I've had a hard time wanting to just cook for myself. I've been eating cereal and hummus all week which is good food but, ugh...

I wasn't able to get up this morning to walk, probably lack of nutrients from my cereal diet. That's frustrating me because I've been doing really well walking every morning. It's been really hot around here and asking a fat girl to take a walk when it's 90 degrees out is just plain crazy... at least in the morning it's only about 70-75. Can't wait till I get my treadmill, a gift from my husband for actually sticking to my plan this time!

Alright, enough whining, just keep going and stay positive right? I hope everyone is having a great week! I know mine will be better!

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PROMISE2DESIGN 7/20/2010 11:31PM

    Hey sweetheart! I wanted to stop by your blog and show you some love. May I share a couple of resources with you?


Subscribe to HungryGirl, she has some great ideas for recipes! My whole family enjoys the things I prepare that I've learned there.

Sounds like you are a little burnt out on what you are eating. Be sure to change up your menu. Eat real meals, not just cereal! I can only speak for myself, but I lose more weight when I eat real meals. Especially whole grain pasta or brown rice casseroles with lean protein in them!


I made this recipe this week with Whole Wheat Noodles. Whole grains are so helpful for giving us energy and losing weight.

The way I look at exercising in the heat is, its just gonna help me sweat the fat off that much faster! Drink plenty of water! Hang in there and have a good week. Good job sticking to your eating plan during VBS!

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HOLLYBELLE77 7/15/2010 11:42AM

    Hang in there! It will get better. I can understand about the VBS thing...my church usually has meals like that too which isn't too helpful when you're trying to cut back on that stuff. If you find that you're having to cook separate meals for yourself you should try the library for ideas. I know there are cookbooks out there for meals for one person. I just saw them there last week but I can't think of what the names were!

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HEALTHYASHLEY 7/15/2010 10:35AM

    Alternating is fine. They just don't recommend working the same body parts 2 days in a row. Good for you for sticking to healthy eating. I know how you feel. I tend to eat like hummus and kashi crackers and fruit for dinner sometimes so I don't have to cook just for me. My fiance won't eat any healthy grains, he is a white rice 3 meals a day guy, so it always seems like such a waste to spend 45 minutes cooking myself a half cup. I can't wait to hear about your new treadmill! Have a good day

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I know I shouldn't have eaten it...

Thursday, July 08, 2010

I'm so sick and frustrated with myself this morning. It's been so hot around here lately, up in the 90 for about a week. We have air conditioning, but my mom doesn't and she's the one who watches our kids all day during the summer. I felt so bad for them yesterday when I went to pick them up... the looked exhausted and so hot. My poor daughter had a head full or curls smashed against her little sweaty face and my son's cheeks were so red it looked like he had a fever. We decided to take them for ice cream... great idea, not for me! I sat there a while and said, "you know what, I'm going to get something." Everyone talks about rewards after milestones (now I'm justifying it)and I've lost 10% of what I want to lose, so I'm going to get a small Blizzard and only eat a little bit (half at most). Yeah, I ate the whole thing... 550 calories. After I'd already consumed most of my calories for the day... what was I thinking, what would make me do that? Was it good? Absolutely! Do I regret it, a little bit, yeah. Will I do it again, definitely NOT! In guess you gotta live and learn for all experiences in life and this journey is NO different. I just half to walk around the earth twice today to burn it off!!!

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MADEMCHE 7/8/2010 8:49AM

    You can have the ice cream, just not the blizzard. A small vanilla cone is 230 calories. Which is still ice cream with the kids but it keeps you on track. I know it doesn't taste the same. You have done an amazing job, and you shouldn't forget that. Ashley1977T is right, one treat isn't going to throw this whole thing off. Go for a run today, do an extra video, drink more water and less salt, you will be ok! You can do this. Good luck!

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    One of the best things I have seen on spark is that daily calories are an estimate. There is no definitive number and when do those numbers get renewed? At the stroke of midnight?? No, it is an accumulation of how you do as a whole over time. It is one treat on one day in a whole lot of days. Eat a bit healthier today than maybe you normally would and you will be just fine! Just make sure the healthier days are more numerous than the ice cream days :).

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BAYSIDE07 7/8/2010 7:07AM

  You can use this as a learning experience - next time you're tempted, you can remember how you felt after you ate that Blizzard and know that it's not worth it.

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Can I really trust this scale?

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

I don't know... being over weight for as long as I have been (and still am) it's really hard to trust the scale. I've never owned one until very recently, mostly because I didn't want to know what it said. Also the fear of it exploding when I stepped onto it! I'm losing weight, the proof is in the numbers 14.5 lbs, go me!!! However when I look in the mirror, I see the same person. My clothes don't fit any better, my face is still fat... I have A LOT of weight to lose and that's probably it. I would think something has to be different even though I've lost so little compared to what I have to lose... it's probably the space between my toes and I'm just not noticing it. When do you sit back and trust the scale and say "yep, that's me! I'm ## pounds lighter?" Don't get me wrong, I'm so overjoyed I can't even explain it and super motivated to keep going. I think I'm going to have to start taking pics of myself every month to prove that the fat is really leaving my body... another activity I've actively avoid the last 10 years. Well, everyone, stay motivated and stay positive. There are only good things ahead for all of us, and for me, maybe even seeing my feet without bending SO far over!


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ARDYNLEE72 6/30/2010 9:18AM

    Another thing to ask yourself is how you feel. Do you have more energy? Are you in a better mood? I have found that even if my clothes haven't changed, if I feel better and have more energy, then I am probably losing weight. If I want to get up and exercise, then something positive is happening, even if there isn't visible proof of it yet.


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SATINSWAN 6/29/2010 3:50PM

    I so know how you feel! My clothes all feel the same as they did ten pounds ago.

I like my tape measure for secondary information in this endeavor. Maybe my waist didn't shrink, but maybe my upper arm did. Or my calves. Or my chest or that area under my bra strap.

And maybe they didn't shrink much enough for my clothes to notice, but an eighth of an inch here and an eighth of an inch there adds up.

Keep at it - visible results will happen!

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I can't believe I'm doing this!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

I've been so stressed out about going out of town for the weekend... where am I going to take my walk? What am I going to eat? I was so freaked out I made all my food last night and packed it up to take with me. Luckily, we're only going to my in-laws, I'm pretty sure they have a fridge and a microwave! My next big hurdle, where am I going to walk? The live in a VERY VERY rural part or PA and walking next to the highway isn't an option... I decided to set my alarm for 5AM and I was going to get up and walk. No big deal except I've never done it. I've always gone out after we put the kids to bed, can I even get up that early, on a Saturday, to walk!?!

Well, I guess I'm finally ready for change because not only did I get up this morning, I was up before the alarm and even walked an extra 1/4 mile. I don't know if it was the cool breeze or the fact that it was a beautiful morning... no, I think I'm finally ready for change!!!! emoticon

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HISKIDLG 6/26/2010 10:08AM

  Super kudos to you! WTG!!!

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PLAYBLUES22 6/26/2010 8:10AM

    Good Job !!!! Sweetie , you went through all the negatives about what to do, to something very positive , you know you rock emoticon

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ARDYNLEE72 6/26/2010 7:28AM


Good for you! Isn't it great when you attempt a fitness goal and succeed in an even bigger way than you meant to?! Your determination is the key, keep up the positive attitude!!

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PJOY17 6/26/2010 6:54AM

Freaking out? Sounds like you are excited and planning.
Big hugs.

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BKGOOBERH 6/26/2010 6:41AM

    Good work!!! It can be hard to keep up with our healthy new lifestyles when changes are made.

Keep up the great work! Good for you getting up this morning!!

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