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No sleep last night, but a weekend of big exercise

Saturday, March 03, 2012

I was up most of the night because we had terrible storms and a power outage. It got very cold in the house. Saturdays and Sundays are big gym days for me because of my schedule. I did strength, cardio and stretching today. My brute spin/TRX session is tomorrow. Hope I can sleep tonight! Saturday is the day we reserve for grocery shopping. I try to buy a small quantity of at least one treat per week to keep me happy and motivated. Today I had a craving for spinach dip so I had some with crackers. I bought some new soy burgers to try later in the week. We will have maple syrup salmon sometime this week, with brown rice and veggies. That is something to look forward to!

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MAVERICK59 3/4/2012 12:38AM

    Sounds like a great menu you have planned!
I have those small treats too, helps keep me sane, I just factor them into my calorie count.

Sorry about the storm, but I am delighted it did not derail you from you goals for the day.

Glad we are in for tomorrow too, I need the competition!

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(Sigh) I ate 213 calories over the Maximum

Thursday, March 01, 2012

I did a lot of stress eating when I got home tonight. I am sure those calories will make it tougher to lose any weight in my first week, but I will just go to bed and start anew tomorrow. Lots of stress right now and I am tired; the cure really is to try to fall asleep earlier. I did an hour on the elliptical tonight but didn't feel terribly energetic. When I got home I binged on crackers and cashew butter.

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MAVERICK59 3/1/2012 9:05PM

    Good for you! You exercised even when you didn't feel like it.
That shows you are determined.
Don't sweat the extra calories.
You can easily work them off in the next few days.
Everyone stress eats on occasion.
Sounds like you kept it under control.

Good luck tomorrow, if you are interested, read my blog of 2-25-12. I would love to challenge you to a mini challenge tomorrow!


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family support and non-support

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

I had a loving mom who battled weight issues herself; she never criticized me or pushed weight loss things on me (she really didn't have to, I was miserable being one of only three girls in my entire elementary school that was overweight!). I had other relatives, particularly one slim aunt, who constantly lit into me. I felt like telling her "Do you think anyone ENJOYS being fat? I would rather cut off a body part than be fat; I just have an awful time keeping lost weight off!". But I would just take it and feel like dirt. Many very, very hurtful words were said, and she was a person I really looked up to (and still do).

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LITTLEBJANET 3/10/2012 11:10AM

    I'm so sorry you had that feeling growing up. We tend to continue to accept those hurtful words as truth and therefore continue to struggle with them. Anytime my brother says something to me about my weight, I leave the room and cry! I should be over it by now!! Anyway, you are on the right track. Think positive thoughts about yourself.

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MAVERICK59 3/1/2012 9:37PM

    It is amazing how some folks feel humiliation is a form of tough love. As if their words are pearls from Heaven and now that we have been enlightened, we will quickly drop the weight.
Some people just suck at giving support.
Others just suck.

We often have to go outside our families to find the support we need.
It doesn't mean we don't love them, they just can't give us what they need.

Thank goodness we found Spark!

Hang in there,

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I need to not buy some foods

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

My muscle aches from TRX and spinning have finally abated after three days. I finished off the entire (mercifully small) carton of chocolate cream cheese today. I could not think of anything else all day until it was all eaten over the course of the day. A waste of calories and money. I think I will wait to buy it again until I lose 10 pounds.

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JENNAAW 3/4/2012 8:51AM

    Thank you both for your comments! My husband and I talked this morning about how I love to buy favorite treats to keep me motivated. Works great because of two big factors: we are on a very tight food budget, so I can't buy more than 1-3 small items, and we only go shopping once a week. The portion sizes of food at grocery stores have gotten so small, I am eating surprisingly little over the course of a week. And once my treat is gone (I sometimes have nothing after 2-3 days lol) there is no more. I do not have a car and the nearest grocery is a four mile round trip walking, so I cannot run out for cravings. Trying to make lemonade out of tough times; I am using these to help me lose weight! I love chocolate, chocolate cream cheese, figs, spinach dip, and avocados among other things. I time buying these on sale to keep the cost down, but still can buy very little.

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MAVERICK59 3/4/2012 1:33AM

    I can't have any food around me that will set off cravings.
I had to purge the house of all foods not allowed on my program.
Luckily for my husband the crap he eats doesn't tempt me!


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BEENHEREB4 2/29/2012 6:23PM

    I do the same thing with temptation. My attitude is that I'll just eat all of it so it won't be here to tempt me. Great thinking, huh! I have to just not have it around. It sounds like you're doing great with your exercise program, though. emoticon

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I can barely walk today...

Monday, February 27, 2012

I went to a free TRX class last night. I thought it was amazing!!! I hurt so much this morning from moves I have never done that I can barely walk. But it was so much fun and I am so sad I cannot afford to sign up for lessons. But what a high that class was; teacher was excellent. Will work my brain to find out how I can earn some $$ to take the class!!!

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JLPNURSE 2/27/2012 9:13AM

    Sounds like a great workout!

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USMAWIFE 2/27/2012 8:19AM

    perhaps you can find a dvd

good luck to you

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