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week #7 -1.6 lb!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Woohoo! I lost 1.6lbs emoticon

This week I can thank my wisdom teeth for my loss. It really should be more but I weighed in mid day and after breakfast and coffee. The first couple of days I was on a liquid diet so as you know that makes you lose lots of water weight really fast. I did start eating more "normally" a couple of days ago. Only chewing on one side but I did eat. emoticon

I can't say I made the best decisions because honestly I just ate what I could...soft foods and lots of gingerale to keep the nausea at bay. This week I ate lots of mashed potatoes and peanut butter chocolate banana smoothies.

What I did right!

I did not indulge in lots of ice cream but instead ate Greek yogurt. I also ate mostly home cooked foods.

Hopefully I will start feeling back to normal soon. I've been feeling achy and tired so no exercise but the beautiful weather did send me outside more than usual to take the little one to the park where I kept active.

I hope you all have a wonderful week!
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MYWALK2FITNESS 4/15/2014 3:20PM

    I see that the yogurt snack you had in our house motivated you huh? Unless you had it w/honey before? LOL I'm glad to see you have been consistent for a whole month here on Spark! They do have great tools that till this day, thanks to SP it helps me to always go back to basics! Keep it up! emoticon emoticon

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LESLEE33 4/14/2014 12:28PM

    emoticon job!! emoticon emoticon

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NOTGVGUP83 4/14/2014 12:23PM

    its a loss and motivation. keep up with your good food choices! Good job.

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wisdom teeth

Friday, April 11, 2014

So I decided that my wisdom teeth finally had to go after causing me much pain and discomfort for a while now.

I was putting it off for quite some time since one of them was impacted and I was scared. but I was worried that they'd hurt the nearby molars (they didn't).

So today is day 2 and I have a swollen face, some pain, and on a liquid diet. However, I feel so much better than I did this morning. The pain meds were making me sick and I felt like death. I was nauseous, dizzy and throwing up and on top of it all a frikkin migraine!

But my migraine is finally gone and I stopped taking pain meds and my nausea and vomiting is gone so I feel so much better.
I rather put up with a bit of pain.

Hopefully I'll feel back to normal and eating solids soon.

Have a great weekend sparkfriends!

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XTINA101 4/12/2014 8:58PM

    Awe, I hope your pain is under control. Vomiting is quite normal after, usually a mix of swallowed blood and Tylenol 3. Advil is much easier, and reduces inflammation. I
I hope you have a speedy recovery! I am a dental assistant, although out of practice since I had the babies.. But if you have any random questions, I'd be happy to help!
Take care! After a week you'll be a new woman! :)

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week #6 update -1lb

Monday, April 07, 2014

...just a pound this week but it's better to go slow and steady rather than gaining so I'm still happy! Also this week is TOM so I am usually bloated and eating too much but I still managed to see the scale go down and that is great!
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This week I will attempt to get out more and walk everyday. Hopefully the weather cooperates. Today I'm taking the little one to the park and running a few local errands.

What I need to work on:
I only worked out once last week. I need to up this to at least 3. Got to sweat!

What I did right this week:

I gave away the pesky chocolate covered pecans to my skinny mom! LOL

Cut back on snacking and avoided bread for the most part. I substituted with Ezekiel bread which I can hardly notice the difference to be honest!

Also, I tried the brown rice tortillas for taco night and they were pretty good.
My hubby and I had a date night this week and went to Olive garden. There, I chose the wheat pasta over regular pasta! That was a good choice for me. We also shared a small dessert.

I had water with my meal. I've been drinking a lot of water by the way!

So basically this week I made small changes but they actually paid off and they didn't feel like sacrifices. It was totally fine and doable. I am so glad I lost some weight and didn't gain or stay the same. Although my weight loss is going slowly at least I'm doing it and making changes in my way of living which I hope and believe they will stick forever!
I hope you all have a great week sparkfriends!
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NOTGVGUP83 4/9/2014 8:21AM

    way to go chica! it's incredible that those changes made such a big difference for your weigh in. Keep up the good work.

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    Never undermine your weight loss-be proud of that pound! But much more importantly never undermine ANY step forward, any positive change, or any achievements--they are fabulous in and of themselves--no matter how "small" they seem to others--they are huge feats, because you made the right choice! And hey, you made a bunch of them this week--they pay, don't rely just on the scale (even though that does change according to our lifestyles which is nice! :) . Just KNOW you are doing wonders for you, your body, the ones you making those positive & healthy changes! Keep it going! :) emoticon

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Weeks #4 and #5

Monday, March 31, 2014

Unfortunately I don't have good weight loss to report.
I have not gained since my last update but I need to lose to reach my goals.

Eating clean is hard when hubby brings a super large container of chocolate covered pecans home from work.

I have been slipping but I am determined to get back on track. Today I will make a meal chart based on Dr. Furhman's eat to live program.

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I did do good on avoiding gluten/bread. I bought raisin Ezequiel bread which has no wheat/gluten and to my surprise my three year old enjoyed.
I also tried plain greek yogurt with honey rather than regular sweetened yogurt and it was really good. I'll continue that substitution this week.

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First, those darn chocolate pecans! I'll be giving those away TODAY!
I also ate out a few times this week. Take out is not clean and is loaded with sodium and fat!
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Today my goal is to eat clean, cook all my meals and do a workout for 30 minutes!
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EBERKSHIRE86 3/31/2014 2:59PM

    awesome, I love your goals! My fiancÚ does the same thing brings foods I shouldn't be eating into the house but we just have to stay strong :) Kids are surprisingly open to a lot of healthy foods I have found their taste buds haven't been as warped as ours yet lol keep it up sounds like your doing great!

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Week #3 results +.6lbs

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

uh oh! I better put the breaks on this weight gain.

I know exactly what I did wrong. I ate way to much white flour. I had pizza and bread rolls and ughhh!! its just horrible!

This week I fell into my bad eating habits because I felt like I didn't have enough healthy choices around the house. Taking an inventory late last week I realized that I actually could have done much better. There were definitely healthy things I could have eaten but I didn't plan and got lazy! That's just the truth. Sometimes I didn't feel like making a salad so I ate bread. I didn't feel like cooking so I got pizza!

lazy + no planning + bread = weight gain

And lastly, my hubby and my mom bought my daughter cookies because she is sick...guess who ate too many.... emoticon

This week is already underway but I am doing much better. On Sunday I bought healthy snacks which is so important to stay on track.

Today I am going to make a meal chart so that I will have healthy options already planned and hopefully that will help me stay on track.

Next week I want to start walking after dinner since it is lighter outside and getting warmer.

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NOTGVGUP83 3/19/2014 11:02AM

    Every day is a new start when you aren't giving up. I tried doing low carb (Atkins) yesterday and by late afternoon I felt so drained, head ache, dizzy and crappy! Today I'm not doing that again. I'm going to just focus on my portion size and make better choices. Today I still have a head ache. You are better prepared this week since you've purchased healthy snacks and have planned for this week. You'll be down the .6 in no time. Keep going!

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GEORGE815 3/19/2014 10:20AM

    Great goals. With daylight savings time, it should help us both.

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