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Day 9- Only 4 Days, and my Body Reacted

Monday, December 15, 2014

On day 5 and 6 of this re-dux, I ate meals that were not in line with Spark. Ok... let's be more direct.... they were calorie-loaded, fried, salt-packed, dairy-enriched foods with no regard for caloric reserve.

I felt terrible! Nevermind the fact that I could only eat half of what was served, I just felt greasy inside, if that's even possible.

I only ate super-clean for four days. I am surprised about the physioligical response in such a short amount of time!

  


Day 4- Good Start

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Packed my lunch today- which incidentally is saving me lots of money- and am prepped for my walk today as well. Not sure of any takers today yet, but did get one person to join me yesterday so that's a success!

I had a serious craving for something heavily spiced and so I made a meal that was all I thought it would be and more. AND, I still managed to stay within my calories for the day. Win, Win!

  
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HOBBESIS49 12/12/2014 1:37AM

    Glad you found your walk today and had satisfaction for your spicy craving..

I so much appreciate how Spark People is just about this (about the everyday) and living a new life-style rather than a temporary diet.

This is good stuff.. keep up the good work!

emoticon Jane

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KAYOTIC 12/11/2014 9:25AM

    Planning ahead really helps to stay on track! emoticon

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KENTUCKYMEL14 12/10/2014 12:31PM

    Woohoo for awesome days like this one! It's great that you were able to stay on track and even have a person come along on your walk.There's no better feeling than confidence in a job well done. :)

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Today's to-do list:

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Do the walk I said I'd do.
Eat the foods I prepared.
Let go of impatience.
Don't profess outward; instead, reflect inward.

That's it.

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Day 2- Bringing it to Work

Monday, December 08, 2014

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Since one of the tenets of success is community and connection, my attempt to create this for myself this week is to invite a bunch of co-workers on a daily walk. The last time I did this I got a few short-term takers, but no one lasted, including myself.

This time around I created a daily map of the different routes and emailed it out to a dozen or so employees with invites for them to invite others. First attempt yielded a couple of 'Yes, that's a great idea! I'll join you tomorrow!" responses, but we'll see what happens tomorrow.

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I did two miles at lunch today with a decent pace and I'm sneaking in push ups under my desk at intervals (I have a daily goal of 25 'real ones'). Don't tell the big boss- he thinks I'm weird enough.


Food consumption is thus far on track.

  
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JUNA89 12/8/2014 8:53PM

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Officially- Day 1

Sunday, December 07, 2014

emoticon Today marks week three of my second road trip down fitness lane, and my first blog. The past three weeks consisted of breaking two bad habits; kicking my coffee habit, and eating breakfast daily, and running from the inevitable first day of exercise.

emoticon I will say that I completely lucked out with the coffee habit. I happened to have a TERRIBLE cold that knocked me out for about three days, and I may be crazy, but between being bed-ridden, the headache that came with it, and the medications, I think I killed two birds with one stone. I have reserved one mug full for Saturday Mornings.

emoticon Now that those two food goals are done, today I tackled the dreaded first day of exercise. Truth be told, I was actually avoiding it. I was in fear knowing just how bad my cardio would be. Funny- it was as bad as I thought it was going to be, but at least the fear is gone.

emoticon Today consisted of an absolutely BEAUTIFUL day in Southern California- it was sunny with clouds and a cool wind. Damn, we're lucky with the weather here. if you're here and you didn't spend it outside today, shame on you. :P I took a quick hike that lasted about an hour, round trip, and included many stops. For Heaven's Sake... where did all my energy go?!


emoticon TODAY'S ACTIVITIES- LOTS OF PREP WORK for this coming week. I made apple sauce (very tart- very little sugar) with just a sprinkling of walnuts for a little luxury. I made Chile Verde sauce for tomorrow's meals. I made Lentil Soup (vegetarian version). I made Hummus (very little oil in this recipe. I made tuna fish with very little mayo.

My DH went to the grocery store and bought nothing but healthy stuff. Good job, Honey!

I packed my gym bag for tomorrow- not sure yet what I'm going to do yet, but I want to be ready. I also acked my lunch for tomorrow.

emoticon So- here's to official Day 1! emoticon

  
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HOBBESIS49 12/8/2014 2:36AM

    Well..

I can hear the enthusiasm and the sparkle in the newly found SPARK.. emoticon

Good for you!

1. Going to the Gym..

2. Eating Good things like homemade humus and apple sauce & Chile Verde sauce.. sounds so good.

Did I read that right NO Breakfast although? emoticon emoticon

Thought this might be helpful to you: http://web.jhu.edu/counselingcenter
/self_help/Structured%20Intuiti
ve%20Eating%20And%20Recovery.pd
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emoticon You CAN Do it!!!

Jane

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