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Third Day

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Hubby made manicotti and it was good.
'nuf said.

  
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KNYAGENYA 12/16/2014 8:20AM

    Yummy!

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BLONDEDOG 12/12/2014 12:13PM

    Yummo!

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KALIGIRL 12/12/2014 8:32AM

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INGMARIE 12/11/2014 6:01PM

    emoticon yummy. Lucky you.

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WESAPHILLIPS 12/11/2014 2:29PM

  Lucky..wish my hubby cooked!

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Two Good Days

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Quickie update: Day 2 went well. I went a tiny bit over in calories, only because after I ate it, I discovered that the yogurt I had for supper was higher calorie than I expected (170!). I also ran, and it was HARD. I need to remember to never take so much time off from running again... unless it's unavoidable, like I'm sick.

So the pounds are coming off... and I'm sticking with my new reasonable eating plan. emoticon

  
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BLONDEDOG 12/12/2014 8:58AM

    Awesome job! Keep up the great work!

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INGMARIE 12/11/2014 6:01PM

    way to go. emoticon

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SLIMMERJESSE 12/10/2014 1:16PM

    Good job.

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AJB121299 12/10/2014 1:04PM

    Nice

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One Good Day

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

The new, big number on the scale and the big bloated feeling shocked me into eating like a reasonable person yesterday. Nothing extreme. Just reasonable. I even did my toning exercises. I postponed my run until today though. It would have been too tight to cram it in before my kids' concert last night.

I feel better mentally about getting back on track. Less panicked. More confident.

It's funny. I did so great with the extreme dedication. But that's pretty hard to maintain year after year after year. Maybe for a short time. But fitting it into real life when my kids have a lot going on is tough. Eating right should NOT be cast aside due to busy-ness. But exercise has been easy to let slide when we have a lot going on.

Tracking food is something I dropped like a hot potato. It had become tedious. But it works. It absolutely works. There's no fooling yourself when the numbers add up. Oh gee I'm supposed to eat no more than 1500 calories and I had 2500? WHY AM I GAINING WEIGHT??? This is not rocket science.

Like I said, I didn't do anything extreme yesterday. I tracked my food. That's key. By suppertime, I had enough calories to spare so I could have a reasonable meal. And I still had plenty to spare. We had yummy Peanutter cookies from Trader Joe's, and so I had 3 (75 calories). I still came in 1500 calories under my max yesterday. So I feel good about that. I so like to be able to have some small treats now and then. Deprivation is not my friend.

Ok, enough rambling. It's Day 2 for me, and I'm very motivated to keep the momentum going!

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BLONDEDOG 12/10/2014 12:07PM

    Ugh....deprivation is not my friend either! Great job getting and staying motivated!!!

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KALIGIRL 12/10/2014 10:02AM

    I too gained weight when I quit tracking - using MyFitnessPal (tied to my FitBit) as it's easier and accounts for 'earned' calories better

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ROBBIEY 12/9/2014 10:15AM

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JACKIEWALKS4FUN 12/9/2014 9:33AM

    emoticon Good job, keep going now emoticon

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JOHNMARTINMILES 12/9/2014 9:30AM

    Extreme does not work! (At least not for very long) Reasonable is the key tpo success

Make Today the Greatest Day of Your Life

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DYANNE4293 12/9/2014 9:20AM

    Way to go!!! You can do it!

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ELRIDDICK 12/9/2014 9:19AM

  Thanks for sharing

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UUUUGGGGGHHHHHHH!!

Monday, December 08, 2014

Yes, I am rebooting. Again. I am sick of this hamster wheel. A few days of motivation and then............. a terrifying slide into obesity.

I was on track for ONE WEEK before I completely stopped tracking. I'm not even sure why. Apathy?

The weight is creeping up and up and up. I am not liking the way I look or feel. Very thick around the middle. Bloated.

I need to re-prioritize. I've been putting other stuff ahead of my workouts. And eating pretty much everything I want again.

Ok. I know how to do this. I know I can do this. I need to stop being such a flake about committing to this. JUST DO IT.

  
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BLONDEDOG 12/9/2014 8:51AM

    You can do it! Here is what helps me.....I find someone on Sparkpeople who has really amazing blogs and dedication and who posts nearly every day. Every day I anticipate their blog. Their enthusiaism helps me stay motivated so much. Best of luck to you!

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KALIGIRL 12/9/2014 8:46AM

    Here's to your renewed commitment! emoticon

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KNYAGENYA 12/9/2014 7:58AM

    You can do this. I have faith in you.

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JACKIEWALKS4FUN 12/8/2014 10:10PM

    You are right you need to "Just do it." Just small steps everyday till you are in the groove again. emoticon

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SKIRUNNER 12/8/2014 11:44AM

    Give yourself credit!! Make it 5 days on, 2 off, then start again. We all WANT IT NOW, but that's not the way the real world works.

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Hiccups

Monday, November 17, 2014

Ah, November. I started the month with GREAT ambition. I was SUPER dedicated the first week. And then..................

I got lazy? I felt run-down. I suspected my iron was low again. I started slacking. And eating. I had a bad week.

I tried running a few times and it just didn't go well. LOW energy. Sideache. Short runs.

Did I mention I have a 5K scheduled for this Saturday? Egads. That will be interesting!

Anyhoo............ I'm not panicking. Yes, I'm back up a few pounds and am NOT happy about this. But I know what I need to do. No sense getting down about it and beating myself up about it. Just EAT better and stick to the workouts. As we've seen again and again, the weight drops off easily in the beginning and that's very motivating.

And so........... we begin again.

HAPPY MONDAY!

  
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BROOKLYN_BORN 11/20/2014 6:57AM

    A 5K this Saturday? Yes, go for it. It will be a good benchmark to determine exactly where you are.

You may not remember, but I wrote a blog about you once. I wasn't ready for a scheduled 5k and you wrote how you were going to get out there and do one that you weren't really ready for. So I got out there too and did mine.

I've got a 10k on Saturday - twice the distance of my comfort zone and it's COLD here in VA.

Good luck Saturday.



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KNYAGENYA 11/18/2014 7:59AM

    You can do this. You are stronger than you think.

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JACKIEWALKS4FUN 11/17/2014 6:50PM

    Hello my friend, yes you do know what to do and you can do it. I know you can. Eat better and feel better for the race emoticon emoticon YOU CAN!!

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JSPIN74 11/17/2014 9:39AM

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