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"Supporters" who bring you down..?

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

So far this week is going well. Yesterday I worked late and still managed to make it to boot camp for leg day. I thought I was going to die! I only ate about 900 calories though, so I know that's below what I need. Today went almost exactly like yesterday. I worked late again, made it to boot camp for arm torture today, and I'm at just under 1000 calories for the day. I tried to eat more today, but I'm eating and getting full healthily before I get to my goal. Help? I'm going to publish my food and fitness trackers if you can give me any assistance.

Now for the main purpose of this blog.. Do you have any supposed "supporters" who actually are just really critical of your efforts and bring you down? My mom always tries to encourage me to make healthy choices when I'm not trying.. But when I am focused and trying she tells me I'm trying too hard, not to overdo it, relax, come eat (unhealthy), etc. For example, on the phone tonight after working out and I was eating she told me I was working too hard and she was worried about me because I've worked out two days in a row. Really? Two days in a row is too focused? I'm not starving myself, working out for hours and hours at a time, etc. Any advice on this one? Her attitude is really bringing me down, because I AM focused and determined to be healthy but she makes me feel bad.

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APMAC_D 5/13/2013 11:24AM

    I think when people see (same issue with my mom) that you are actually doing it and making changes they get worried/ fear change. It also may bring into the light the things they themselves are not doing but feel they should be doing. Just stick to what is important to you and making healthy positive changes in spite of others opinions. :)

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CHRISSYMACD66 3/6/2012 10:55PM

    1) I know how that goes - I used to regularly not eat enough. I've gotten into the habit of 5 "meals" a day - and tracking them all regularly. Often I'll plan them out the night before and pack them in a cooler bag. I found that things like veggies and single serve hummus, fruit cups, peanut butter, crackers & low fat cheeses can help with boosting your calorie intake without making you feel too full.

2) After reading your "about me" it could be that your mom is just worried that you will exacerbate your illness if you "overdo it". As a mom, and a daughter, I can tell you that sometimes moms worry -and sometimes, all you need to do is sit down and talk. Reassure her that you are not taxing yourself. That you are listening to your body's signals. (And that you have your doctor's ok to work out?)

Just my two cents . . . hope it helps! emoticon

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REBECCA180 3/6/2012 10:52PM

    Hi, I'm still pretty new at using all the features here, but had a look at your food today. It looks good, I've had days like that, when I'm so busy during the day and I'm not really hungry. Other days... no way. I pretty much have to have a mid morning snack, cause I eat breakfast so early. It's really like having 3 small meals, then dinner, then a tiny treat if I have room. (not in my stomach, in my calories lol) Trying to hit as close to 1,200 as I can. I notice I'm always low on protein. So I've been having bean dishes, hard boiled eggs, can salmon etc. (with veggies) Oh, I have protein powder in my oatmeal in the morning too.

About your Mom, she sounds like my Mom! Ha, ha. And I'm 52! I think it's a control thing, just know it's her problem, try not to make it yours. You're not her little girl anymore and she probably no longer feels useful as a mom and it comes out in a thoughtless way. Maybe she just needs reassurance. I wonder if you said, "Thanks Mom, I'm going to think about that." Or even ask her advice about something! Watch her tune change!
Also, some people just have to sabotage, they see someone doing well, and it makes them feel worse about themselves. Hope that's not what's happening.

In any case, Good luck to you! You're young, super beautiful. You'll have it made in no time!

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Sick Week

Sunday, March 04, 2012

What a week it has been!

Last Sunday I went for a 2 mile walk and run. I ran half of it (not all at once, intervals.) Then that night my close friend took me out to a movie for my birthday. We saw This Means War. It was pretty good. I like Chelsea Handler and Reese Witherspoon, and Chris Pine is a hottie!

Monday I woke up sick as could be. I have been sick ever since with a bad cold and it has settled in my chest with an awful cough. I am feeling much better, I just have congestion and this deep cough still. I haven't worked out since Sunday though thanks to being sick.

Thursday was my birthday! I am now 24! I went out Thursday night with my friends to Buffalo Wild Wings for dinner and drinks. I only ate 4 boneless mild wings, but I definitely had too many alcohol calories.. And paid for it all day Friday. Working in that condition was no fun. I was so sick to my stomach I only ate half a bowl of soup all day, my stomach was in knots. :( Let's just say I have finally learned my lesson... for now.

Yesterday a friend was having a crawfish boil, so I made a yummy banana pudding and headed on over. We spent the day outside boiling potatoes, turnips, corn, mushrooms, and of course-crawfish! We also fried catfish and fries. I love crawfish boils! They're so much fun, and the food is always so good!

Since I'm feeling much better beside the cough and congestion, I'll be headed back to bootcamp tomorrow and sticking with my plan. I will be doing a DVD today.

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PIXIECUTE 3/6/2012 1:03AM

    Happy Belated 24th Birthday :) Sounds like a fun & delicious time! Hope you kicked the lingering illness's butt!!

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TEXASGIDGET 3/4/2012 4:33PM

    Happy belated birthday! I sure hope that you are feeling much better! I can relate to waking up on Monday feeling bad!

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-PINKPRINCESS- 3/4/2012 4:26PM

    Happy Birthday! emoticon
Glad to hear you are feeling better.

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April 28th is quickly approaching!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

April 28th one of my close friends is getting married. We've been friends for 18 years, and I am a bridesmaid in her wedding. I ordered my dress a size down. I got it in yesterday and tried it on. I have a few inches to lose across my midsection/back/chest area to make it fit but I know it's totally possible. I have 9 weeks to get my butt in gear and make a difference in my body.

My plan is this:

*Stay within 1200-1400 calorie range
*Drink only water, unsweet tea, and milk
*Lean meats, fruits and veggies. Nothing fried.
*Keep away from processed foods and sugars as much as possible.

*Wednesday-Cardio or DVD
*Saturday-Cardio or DVD
*Sunday-Cardio or DVD

I have access to a lot of DVDs in my collection and also through Netflix streaming. I have an exercise bike, but I never use it because it makes my rear hurt. Any suggestions there? Also, I would like to start running again, and I know I'll have to start with walk/jog.

I tried out a local bootcamp class last week and absolutely loved it! It's three days a week outdoors. Monday is arms, Tuesday is legs, and Thursday is full body. It is KILLER! I loved it, and I felt so proud of myself for accomplishing it. The trainers are great about motivating you and pushing you. If they see you're easily busting out 20 jump squats they up it to 25. If you're struggling with an exercise they'll modify it for you, like stepping out on the burpees instead of jumping back. I really like the personal attention and routine. I start that program tomorrow.

Pictures from Tumblr and on Pinterest really help me to get motivated, and that dress hanging in my closet is DEFINITE motivation. I must fit in that dress for the wedding, no options!

My Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/jackiejo88/

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ANYVAR54 2/26/2012 8:11PM

    Best to you on your endeavor. Great plan. My birthday is April 29 and I want to loose 10 lbs. I need to do a bit better than I have been doing.

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WHTEVA 2/26/2012 4:59PM

    Um... Give up the milk hun... Milk is designed to fatten up baby calfs do you really think we should be drinking it??? All dairy actually.... Its bad for weight loss...

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PIXIECUTE 2/26/2012 4:24PM

    What a fun goal! The fact that the dress already fits means you WILL accomplish this goal!! You found exercises that work for you, and your dress motivation will keep you in check with the food! Good luck :) :)

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Making my health a priority

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Now that I've graduated from college and am working some, I need to make my health a priority again. AFter my divorce I dropped 20lbs and then slacked off when college had me swamped again. The only excuse I have now is I can't afford it, but I just got a new long term sub position that will be five days a week through the rest of the year. While it isn't much, it should pay my bills and give me a little room for some sort of fitness classes.

One of my oldest friends is getting married in April, and I'm a bridesmaid. I ordered my dress a size down from what fit absolutely perfect in the store. I'm determined to fit into it! I have 10 weeks to lose a size and think it's totally doable if I stay motivated. Let's face it, I HAVE to fit into that dress! What better motivation is there?

I went shopping with my best friend today, and as we were swinging through American Eagle I couldn't help but look at the cute short shorts and summer tops.. I am determined to be able to wear some of those things this summer! Even if I am not at my ideal size, I know I can still lose a good bit of weight and tone up by the summer.

I lost 2 lbs this week bringing me back down to 180. This is my lowest weight in at least four and a half years. I'm determined to break into the 170s this week. I did BL Weight Loss Yoga tonight. It kicked my rear! I was shaking within five minutes and by the end I was quite sweaty but also very calm and relaxed. I enjoyed it. I was just about to give up, so tired, and then I said "NO! I can do this!" and finished it. I didn't realize I only had another 5 minutes to go before the cool down, so I was very proud of myself for not giving up. That was about an hour long. On Monday I'm going to try out a bootcamp class. A friend of mine went last week and said it was great! I'm looking forward to that, even though I know it is going to kick my arse HARD!

My birthday is only 12 days away, how exciting! I'm not planning anything, but I'm looking forward to it nonetheless.

I am now down a total of 32.5lbs. I've gone from an 18 to a 14. I have 65 more pounds to lose, and I am fired up!


BL Challenge Day 2

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Yesterday turned out to be quite a long day!

I started out with a cup of orange juice and headed over to the park to do some volunteering. Yesterday was the Fall Sweep Cleanup. My mom is over the town beautification organization, so I help. I'm not sure if it's because it's the holiday season or what but we had a much poorer turnout than we normally do. We completely overhauled the veterans memorial flowerbeds, because the city had let them get two feet deep with weeds. So much pulling, digging, squatting, and lunging!

As we were finishing up we got a phone call from my aunt that she had called an ambulance for my great-uncle. He's an old bachelor and helped raise my mom and her siblings. We spent the majority of the day in the ER with him. They eventually discharged him with the conclusion he had a heart attack.

So, my food for the day was awful. Orange juice and a donut grabbed on the way to the ER, diet coke and cheez it's while waiting, lunch in the incredibly limited cafeteria. I chose a grilled chicken sandwich and a handful of curly fries. My mom wanted ihop for dinner so I got a shortstack with sugar free syrup. I was afraid to track my food when I got home thinking I had gone way over my calories, but actually I had right over 1200, so well within my range.

It was late by the time I made it home, so no workout unless you count the gardening I did for two hours. I am so sore from all of it today!

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JONICACALDWELL 11/21/2011 2:37PM

    Great job tracking! It's amazing what portion control can do with choice that aren't always the best for us. Glad your great-uncle is OK.

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SPARKVAMPY2012 11/21/2011 8:35AM

    Im sure ALL that outdoor overhauling helped some. Hope your great uncle is doing well now.
My weekend was not all that great eating wise either. Have a good one.

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HEALTHYCOCONUT 11/20/2011 9:31PM

    Yes the gardening definitely counts! Hope your uncle is doing ok.

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CHANGINGMORGAN 11/20/2011 3:09PM

    Gardening so counts! Sorry to hear about your uncle :(.

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FITKAT62 11/20/2011 1:56PM

    I'd count the gardening as exercise since it's not something you would normaly do every day.

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