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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Okay, so I had a bit of "free time" yesterday (shocker!) and I was thinking about back in 2003 when I lost 25 pounds. I was wondering what was different about then as compared to now. So I went back to my food tracker (it was on fitday at the time) and looked over what I was eating.

I noticed two things: first - no day was the same calorie wise. One day I'd have 1200 calories, the next, 2000. I am betting this kept my body from getting into the "starvation" rut.

Secondly, I was eating NO processed foods except for a bit of ice cream in the evenings. I've always been one to preach the evils of processed foods, but with life being so busy, I have relied on them more than I probably should be.

So, I have to consider if I can get back there. I think I can - I just need to get creative about it. I need to prep breakfast and lunch ahead of time so I'm not worried about it in the morning. I need to resist the perils of eating out that exist working in Boston. And I need to decide I'm gonna "Just Do It" (ever wonder who at Nike came up with that simple, yet effective, slogan?)

So... I will spend some time this weekend figuring out a strategy.


Happy Tuesday!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

(ok... not really. I'm trying to psych myself out. lol)

So, we're looking at 95 degrees today. Whoopie. I think I'll stay in my office all day. neither my home nor my car have air conditioning (well, they both do, but both are broken). I will swim tonight for my exercise.

I did mostly okay yesterday. I ate too much at lunch, and it wasn't that great. I'll not do that again. But otherwise, all was good. I think today will be relatively easy simply because it'll be too hot to want to cook. :) I have a salad already made in the fridge. Perhaps I'll make a tuna macaroni salad this evening and have that with a green salad. A nice, light dinner.


Monday, June 25, 2007

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.

- John Burroughs, essayist and naturalist

Ok, so I have some apologies to make. First, to those who count on me to be supportive and THERE... and second, to myself. I'm sorry for not being around, for not doing the things I know I should be doing to keep myself going on plan. My only excuse is that life has been a whirlwind.

So I don't recall when things really started to get out of control. I know the week before my sister's wedding (on May 19th) was insane. I cooked and coordinated my way from one event to the next.

Once that was done, I was face with the most difficult class I have EVER taken. That ends this week, but it has been quite a challenge. Add that on top of working on hiring and training someone at work, plus design workshops... and sleep really hasn't even been an option. Working out certainly hasn't been.

For the most part my eating was still great - until this weekend. Ugh. I destroyed myself this weekend. It was good... but not good for me.

So... I'm back at it. We'll take it one day at a time... again.

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KAGEKI 6/27/2007 2:46AM

    Hi Jeckie,

First of all, reading through your journal: I love your attitude! How you can start with a whiny post and immediately after enter an entry with solutions :)

So you're sister's wedding is already over - maybe that's what made you slack? Losing weight for that big day could have been a big motivator? I looooove the dress btw!

Don't be too hard on yourself though. You're doing great! Every day you ate well, exercised, each of them was another step towards your final goal. You wrote somewhere you thought you were moving slowly, but all the more impressive keeping that motivation up. You're still here, you're still doing it!
Plus your journal posts have been motivating for others as well, seeing the comments. :)

Btw, thanks for your comment in my journal!

I must admit I have never had any problems getting to sleep - strangely enough. But meditation before bad still sounds like a good idea. Maybe it will reduce my nightly teeth gnashing :)

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Friday, May 25, 2007

Boy oh boy has life been crazy since the last time I posted. :) (in a good way, even!)

First off - my sister's wedding went on May 19th without a hitch. It was beautiful. The rain even stopped for a little while for us. :)

I'm back to work after 10 days off for wedding prep and recovery. hah!

Eating and exercise are back on track (though I'm not tracking...). I found this really interesting study about how scents can actually help you feel full if you use them before eating. So, I'm trying that out.

It's going to be in the 90s here today. And it's a long weekend! Can we say woo-hoo? :)

Ok, so I'm in a fabulous mood. :)


Wednesday, May 09, 2007

One thing about my food entry for this morning. It SAYS McDonalds fruit and yogurt 'cuz it was the closest thing I could find. I WILL NOT EVER go to McDonalds, though, as I believe they are an unethical company. Don't want to send the wrong message with my food list... *grin*


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