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End of Week 1 of Shred/Beg of week 2

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Good morning. Not a very happy weigh day for me today emoticon . Up 2.8 lbs this week emoticon . I was expecting a loss after the first week of the Shred diet. I did mess up really bad on Saturday but didn't expect this much of a gain. Also noticed during this first week that I consistently stayed at the high end and sometimes a tad over my calorie range each day with all 4 meals and 3 snacks a day. So for week 2 of the Shred (challenge week) I notice that some of the meals he decreases you down to 250 cals for soups and smoothies (the liquid meals). So that will help. I also plan on those meals to try to do the smoothies instead of the soups this week. Maybe limit soup to just 2-3 times this week and the rest of the week will make smoothie or protein shake. I write down my meal plan but I don't put it in my tracker until I eat. So I am going to attempt to put my food choices in my tracker at the beginning of the day to see if I need to adjust a meal or snack option to stay at the lower end of my calorie intake. I also plan to really up my cardio/ST. I am consistent at Curves-3 times a week but not so much at home. Yesterday I was really wore out, dull headache and my knee was hurting so I didn't do any. So that will be my 1 rest day and for the rest of the week I will get at least 45 minutes each day!

One good thing I noticed was eating many small meals at specific time intervals really helped my hypoglycemia. No more shakes and not as many headaches emoticon

Sorry everyone that I don't chat on the group threads as much. I am enjoying not having to be on the computer doing homework as much so I don't spend time on the computer that often. Hope everyone is doing well. emoticon emoticon

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JUSTME29 5/23/2013 6:32PM

    Enjoy your time away from the computer.

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ADRIENALINE 5/22/2013 1:58PM

    It'll all work out eventually!

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ELRIDDICK 5/22/2013 7:15AM

  Thanks for sharing

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Good Wednesday Morning

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Hello Friends...

Well, today I am down 0.4#. For some reason I thought for sure I was going to be up since I lost the last 2 weeks in a row but I am not! YAY. Today also starts the day that I begin Shredding. (Shred the Revolutionary Diet). So I have read the first few chapters and will follow the recommended meal plan laid out in the book. I created a spreadsheet and planned my meals for the entire week and will do this for the next 6 weeks and maybe beyond. My cousin and his wife are currently on week 3 and are really seeing results!

I revised my goals and program and have updated my sparkpage with them. I am keeping a journal for the Shred diet.

Well...Have a great day and Keep Sparking!

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WARRIORFIT1 5/15/2013 10:32PM

    emoticon Congratulations! That's wonderful!

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SVELTEWARRIOR 5/15/2013 7:41PM

    WAY TO GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 5/15/2013 5:09PM

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Good luck with your new plan.

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    Good job on being down this week and good luck with the Revolutionary Diet.
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DBELLE39 5/15/2013 7:33AM

    emoticon on being down another 0.4#, keep moving --you are on the downward trek!

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JULIETTECAKE 5/15/2013 7:15AM

    Congrats! on being down three weeks in a row. That is a wonderful accomplishment. Hope you enjoy the new meal plans. It's good to shake things up now and then.

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2 year Sparkversary

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Good Morning Everyone!

Well just found out from a fellow SP friend that today is my 2 year SparkVersary lol. Didn't even realize it emoticon

Last 2 years has definitely been a roller coaster. I weigh more now than when I began SP 2 years ago. But I am getting better. Small steps right :)

Heres to meeting my goal for the next year! emoticon emoticon

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WARRIORFIT1 5/15/2013 10:33PM

    emoticon Congratulations!

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M0MTH3W1TCH 5/12/2013 8:47PM

  All the best for another fun year! Just think where you could be if you weren't on SparkPeople!

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    Happy Sparkversary!!! emoticon

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Yes, small steps are the only ones where you can be certain you will not fall on your face. Congratulations!

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 5/11/2013 3:15PM

    Small or baby steps is the way to go! That you are still here and working towards your goals is a victory in and of itself. emoticon

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BESCATS 5/11/2013 12:28PM

    Baby steps is right !! Once your roller coaster slows down or stops, you will be
able to get back on track. emoticon emoticon

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MOTTAMAMALOU 5/11/2013 9:40AM

    emoticon Take one step at a time. You will get where you need to be.

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    Happy happy!

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Friday, May 10, 2013

Good Morning everyone! So sorry I have been MIA over the past couple weeks. After the 5% challenge and BLC I decided to take a break from being on the computer so much. Spring 5% begins tomorrow so I am BACK lol.

*finals went well. Ended both classes with a B. Done now for the summer.
*Still waiting to here about the student AP position at my school. She reposted the job since she was looking for 2-3 students. Looks like she will be interviewing until June 8. So still keeping my fingers crossed
*I am getting more consistent with my exercise. Also doing the FB 30 Ab and Crunch challenge with some of my friends on FB.
*I have been tracking my food again. We got those new smartphones so I downloaded the SP app and now all I have to do is scan the barcode with my phone to track my food. Makes it so much easier.
*On May 1 I gave myself a goal to lose a min of 5 lbs by the time we go to the Orion Music Festival June 8 and 9. I weighed in Wednesday and was already done 2.2 lbs
*I haven't been munching out in the evenings over the past couple weeks.

I think that's about it. Been spending time with the kids after school and trying to catch up on stuff around the house.

Tonight heading over to my moms for Mothers day. Then we are to see my MIL tomorrow. Sunday we were supposed to spend the day fishing at the park which was one of my favorite times when Evie caught her first fish while I was pregnant with Jay on mothers day. But no more 70-80 degrees sunny days. Cold front came in today with lots of rain and will only be55 on Sunday :/ So DH bought me a beautiful Blue Orchid yesterday and we will be going to see IronMan 3 on Sunday with the kids. New poles and fishing another time ;)

Have a great day everyone! And a wonderful Mothers Day!!!

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WARRIORFIT1 5/15/2013 10:34PM

    Congratulations on all the good news and accomplishments! emoticon

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M0MTH3W1TCH 5/11/2013 8:28AM

  Everyone needs a break and some downtime. Enjoy your free days while you can. Congrats. Keep up the good work.

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JAZZEJR 5/11/2013 2:39AM

    Congrats on your successful semester. Nothing wrong with taking some down time -- now let's kick off this 5% Challenge with a big bang like we always do. Happy Mother's Day to you and your mom.

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EJOY-EVELYN 5/11/2013 12:52AM

    Sounds like you're well on the road to success. Happy Mother's Day.

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BAKER1009 5/10/2013 12:04PM

    Sounds like you've been doing great! Enjoy the time with your mom and MIL and Happy Mother's Day to you!

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SWEETLILCARRIE 5/10/2013 11:23AM

    Hope everything works our for you! Enjoy your mother's day!

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    emoticon Hope the job interview goes well, fingers crossed for you! emoticon

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Haven't felt much like blogging lately

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Its been awhile since I have written a blog. I have been trying to stay on top of my teams though, updating there.

Good News:
*I am down a lb this week. Finally the scale moves the right direction. It has been weeks possible months since I have seen it decrease instead of increase. Hopefully I can remain going in the right direction.
*My job interview last week went really well. They want someone to start the 29th. I was expecting to hear from her end of last week or this week and I rec'd an email from her last night. She need clarification on which location of a job I had a few years back was (I actually did the books for both) and then she wanted to know what the lowest salary I would accept as what I stated was too high for a student position. I went down $2 from what I wanted because I still have a lot of experience in payables. So hopefully we can agree on that. Least I know they are still interested in me :)
*My hubby got a nice promotion at work. More than we anticipated :)
*Paperwork for our new home loan has been submitted. We will be put on a 6mnth waiting list though. (USDA loan) but that's fine because in order for us to take on a mortgage payment I need to be working part time. Otherwise we would never have any extra money for gas or anything.
*My last official class was Monday...yay. My online final is open this week. So I can take it anytime by Friday at Midnight. My Spanish final is next Wednesday. Then done til September :)

Other news:
*My youngest will be in full day kindergarten starting this fall, so the preschool has put together 2 days for a full day of school and will teach them about kindergarten. His first day is Friday. I think he will be fine he loves school!!
*My daughter has her Spring recital on Friday too. Going to be busy that day!!
*Going on my sons first field trip out of the school with him today. I have to meet him at Buschs at 10:30. So that means I have 1hr half hr to spare. I wasn't going to hit Curves since I wouldn't have time to shower, but I decided I am going to go. Taking a change of clothes and will clean up in the bathroom.
*Doing a little better with my night time eating of cereal and ice cream. So that's a plus.

Well I think that is about it! Have a fantastic day friends!!!

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EJOY-EVELYN 5/1/2013 10:42PM

    You have a wonderfully active schedule that should aid in your journey to improved health. May the stress reduce so that you have even better control of reaching your goals.

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PCOH051610 4/18/2013 7:25PM

    Good to hear from you and from all accounts it seems you are doing well! I have my fingers crossed that they will hire you emoticon

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KATELOSS2009 4/18/2013 10:31AM

    sounds like you've got a lot of great stuff going on!!! good for you, making good decisions in the midst of it all.

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MAGGIE101857 4/18/2013 6:26AM

    Lots going on!!! Everything is going to fall into place for you and your family! emoticon

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LYNCHD05 4/17/2013 6:32PM

    Life can be exciting sometimes. You sure have a lot of good things happening.

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JBELICIOUS5 4/17/2013 5:34PM

    I hope you hear soon about the job!!!

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ADRIENALINE 4/17/2013 1:25PM

    Sounds like everything's coming up roses! Good to hear!

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 4/17/2013 12:47PM

    Doing the Happy Dance for you! It sounds like life is taking a turn for the better all the way around.

Have fun with the extra free time with your son at preschool for longer & on the field trip!

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AMARILYNH 4/17/2013 12:21PM

    I'm so happy things are going so well for you!! This is a whole new beginning!! emoticon

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JUSTME29 4/17/2013 8:49AM

    Sounds like you have been busy but things are going well. Good stress is still stress though so make sure you are taking care of yourself.

Good luck on the job, it sounds like perfect timing since it would start just when you are finishing your semester. Congrats to your hubby on his job promotion too.

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MSANITAL 4/17/2013 8:03AM

    emoticon You are doing great.. life always goes smooth when we are feeling good about things and our selves.. Keep up the great work, good luck with the new job.. emoticon

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CANDEE412 4/17/2013 6:58AM

    Thanks for sharing, Looks like everything is working out. Good luck on you job.

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ELRIDDICK 4/17/2013 6:57AM

  Thanks for sharing

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