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SPY 2; Day 55:

Sunday, March 27, 2011

I did almost nothing today. I really hate days like this! I felt just awful all day. I also ate too much. I need to get back on track.

What am I doing? I almost feel like dropping out because I am not moving forward positively. That is defeatest thinking and I won't quit, but what the heck am I doing leading a team if I cannot manage my own program?

I feel unworthy today! (things WILL change!)

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CARRAND 3/27/2011 11:06PM

    You always inspire me! So you can't quit. I won't let you.

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JHADZHIA 3/27/2011 12:21PM

    If you are still feeling sick, give yourself a break. You must fell better before you can start to push it again. If not, just get up and try a short Spark video and see how you feel. Once you get moving, maybe the momentum will be there to keep going..
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LIBBYFITZ 3/27/2011 10:20AM

    emoticonGet help!

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SPY 2; Day 54: I'll Move for Money, But...I Need to Get my Act Together

Saturday, March 26, 2011

A coworker asked me yesterday for about the fourth time in the last few weeks for me to send him the info about my charity walk. I did not know how to answer him at first because I did that walk in November. Last night, I remembered to look back in my personal emails and found the name of the walk. Great surprise! They will be doing the same walk on November 19 and registration opens July 1. I cannot wait!

I got such a charge out of doing the fundraiser walk last year that I decided I would get myself in shape to do more and, gasp, even do a run soon. The site showed that there are 3 runs before the November walk and..........I am not ready.

Yesterday was the day when I ate more than 2 days worth of calories, so reading about those runs last night was someting of a wake-up call. I *must* get my act together and get moving seriously! I really want to move for money (fundraisers for good causes), but I need to do a lot more in order to be able to do those events effectively. One short walk a year is pitiful! There is so much need and there are so many great causes. I don't have the money to donate as I would like to, but I can and should do more to move for money!

I ended the day too high in calories, but not terribly. It was an incredibly busy day and I was too busy to stuff my face! (LOL)

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MYSTERY4EVER 3/27/2011 10:55PM

    I think that doing charity walks helps focus thinking and acting because it is such a public goal. Go for it!

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JHADZHIA 3/27/2011 12:18PM

    This an awesome way for someone to do something for charity when they can't afford to give themselves. It has a double bonus -an incentive for you to get out there and get in shape so you are able to do more than one of these in a year. So push away from the plate and lace up those shoes and get out there!

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CARRAND 3/26/2011 5:55PM

    You are such an unselfish person. I know if you set your mind to it, you will be able to walk and run for a lot of charities. And you'll be healthier for it, too.

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POORGIRL_DIET 3/26/2011 1:38PM

    Talking about walking for charity. I had a friend who came to me and asked if I would lose weight for her charity as her little on as leukemia and she wants a last wish. So I will definitely give this some thought!

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MISSY455 3/26/2011 1:35PM

    I think having the goal of walking (or running) for charity causes is awesome! I have recently talked to my friend in Oregon about her and I doing a 10 or 12K this coming year. I know I need the extra push of an upcoming event to motivate me to keep exercise a priority.

Some days it is good to be very busy!!!

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SPY 2; Day 53: I Need A Better Plan!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Wow did I overdo it! I ate something over 2 days worth of food today! It started early in the day. I felt nauseated and attempted to medicate that with MORE carbs. I was at work and did not want to come home sick, so I ate a bagel shortly after my normal breakfast. I had lunch out and can only guess at what I think I ate.

In the afternoon, I had the "I screwed up" thought and ate a Girl Scout Samoa cookie. I have been walking past them at work all week and had not had one.

I came home intending to just have veggies or nothing for dinner and ate far more than that.

The bagel worked, but I have to figure out a better solution!

Today was nonstop busy and tomorrow will be the same. I need to put in some long hours and I still don't have the energy...

Two more friends stopped me today to tell me that they donated to the Red Cross based on my suggestion last week. My happy birthday continues! I only wish I could do more...

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MYSTERY4EVER 3/25/2011 11:14PM

    I have been having over-eating issues too. It started before my vacation, but my vacation was a disaster food-wise. Great time, but too much bad food. I'm just trying to get myself in gear and get back to what I know works.

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POORGIRL_DIET 3/25/2011 7:55PM

    Oh gosh can I relate to this blog. I had a bagel today and a bar of chocolate. Was it worth it? Definitely not! I never felt so bad in my life and now I feel sick!

Hope you feel better soon and don't dwell too much on it. I am just going to start tomorrow as another new day!

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CARRAND 3/25/2011 4:45PM

    I know how you feel. I felt crappy at work this week and ended up eating candy at work, then more candy at home. I'm doing a lot better today.

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WONDEROONA 3/25/2011 12:58PM

    Don't beat yourself up. Just keep on moving forward. YOU CAN DO IT!!!!! Do you have a time machine? Can you go back and change what you did yesterday? If you do, I'm gonna borrow it! LOL One step backwards, two steps forward. Just keep on moving.
And what's this about donating blood. It's about time for me to donate. Is there something special you would like done? Let me know and I'll follow up.


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NPDSLEUTH 3/25/2011 8:25AM

    Boy can I relate. I'm a stress eater and before my recent surgery ate too much. Like Andasi, when I do that I feel sort of sick. Here are a few ideas that have worked for me to stop that eating (sometimes!)

-- Try bagel thins instead of bagels. I actually tossed our regular bagels and replaced them with bagel thins -- 120 calories vs. 300+

-- Order appetizers. If you're eating out, start with a steamed something -- even steamed broccoli. So much of eating out is mindless (at least for me) that if I stuff myself with veggies first, that helps.

-- Set a deadline. Just say ok, I did really poorly today. Fine. I'm human. Tomorrow I'm back on track and MEAN it!

You can do it!!!!

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LIBBYFITZ 3/25/2011 7:18AM

    Only you can do it! I use trail mix bars and try to have one in my hand bag, so if I feel like something sweet and "different" that is what i grab.

I just had the WW one tonight for desert with a glass of low fat milk. I buy them when they are on special.

The one I had tonight was a 34gram bar Hazelnut and orange
142 calories
protein 3.2
fat 7.3
carbs 18.4 of which 8.7 was sugars
fibre 1.3
sodium 1.3

Of course these are of no use if you have nut allergies!

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ANDASI 3/25/2011 1:33AM

    I do sometimes overeat myself when i dont feel good i think it is a coping mechanism to sooth myself to feel better not the best solution i guess but it happens sometimes.

Hang in there i hope you feel better soon.

I did also donate do to youre reminder thank you.

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SPY 2; Day 52: Walking the Speed Bump!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

My status this morning was a comment about being back on track. I put in a full day at work (and was it busy!), I got in a good bit of walking and ended the day within range on most nutrition metrics.

I did not push it and do any kettlebell workout today, but, unlike my past times, I know I will be back on track. Missing one or two sessions does not mean I give up and never go back. That's new for me with respect to exercise! On one of the message boards, I commented about one of the false messages I am overcoming: because I have a handicap, I am not good at anything physical. NOT TRUE! I like to walk, I like the elliptical and I love kettlebells! With practice, I will get better with all 3. Who knew that *I* would ever like exercise?! I always suspected I would find out I was good at something. Never, ever thought it would be strength training with kettlebells! How cool is that?! If that were the ONLY thing I have gained from my year plus on SparkPeople, it would be profoundly enough. But we know that SparkPeople is a wealthy experience!

Balance is a challenge. I have mentioned previously about how I practice some of the balance exercises when I am in the elevator (hip flexors, especially). At work, we have speed bumps that are a pain to drive over, but they are broad and flat, so I can walk on them. I do that now! Just because I can! I don't remember when I started doing that, but it was fairly recently. I love the fact that I can walk the length of the speed bump across the parking lot and not fall off!

Things are not perfect - I still struggle with food, exercise, attitude, work - the whole ball of wax. BUT finding pleasure and receiving something positive in something so small as walking a speed bump is really sweet!

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CARRAND 3/24/2011 8:35PM

    You are awesome! I never think of you as handicapped.

I struggle with balance, too, but it's getting better with my yoga practice, and I LOVE strength training.

You are so right about the benefits of Spark People.

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LIBBYFITZ 3/24/2011 9:40AM

    So glad you can get those speed bump walks in. I have the Wii Fit tell me everyday that my balance is not good! emoticon

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JHADZHIA 3/24/2011 1:13AM

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As someone with huge balance problems, I find that awesome you can walk on the speed bumps. Strengthening your hip flexors will help with that as will the kettlebell..
Keep up the wonderful work (outs)!!

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SPY 2; Day 51: Couch Potato

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

I stayed home again today; slept for several hours and my fever finally left. It will be good to get back on track in every way tomorrow. I won't be 100%, but I am so much better than I was!

I am depressed and eating too much. I know it's because I feel lousy.

A friend of mine donated to the Red Cross for Japan in my name as a birthday present. How cool is that?!

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CARRAND 3/23/2011 9:42PM

    I hope you're all better soon.

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JHADZHIA 3/23/2011 1:05AM

    So glad to hear you are past the worst! Awesome friend you have -that is the best birthday gift!
Welcome back to the land of the living -you will rock your program tomorrow!

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CHAOTIC-KITTY 3/23/2011 12:10AM

  that's great to read that your fever finally left you! and, that is awesome thing that your friend did in your name.


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MICHCLEARY 3/22/2011 11:09PM

    Hope you feel better soon! Glad the fever broke.


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