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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!

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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...

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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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LIBBYFITZ 3/23/2011 1:24AM

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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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SPY 2; Day 50: Day Did Not Go As Planned

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

My plan to exercise and eat right blew up today. I came home early running a fever and feelig crappy. I overate and did not exercise.

What I did do was make a donation to help the humanitarian relief in Japan. I do not say that to pat myself on the back but to remind people about the need. With the nuclear concern and the strife in the Middle East, the quake and tsumani are not on the front page.

Thank you for the comments, birthday wishes and sparkgoodies! I love my Spark community!

  
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CARRAND 3/22/2011 8:12PM

    Take care of yourself. emoticon

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CHAOTIC-KITTY 3/22/2011 8:19AM

  emoticon look after yourself... and get better soon.

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ANDASI 3/22/2011 3:53AM

    Hope you feel better soon.

Thank you for the reminder i have been meaning to donate and i havent yet but i will do it tomorrow.

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SPY 2; Day 49: Happy Birthday To Me!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Normally, I would not say much about today being my birthday, but one of my teams is a self-care/self-love team, so it seems appropriate. BF did not remember my birthday, but I am used to that. I got to talk with my brother. Turns out he stayed in New Mexico. They decided out of an abundance of caution to keep my nephew out of range of any possible radioactive fallout in Tokyo. What a treat to spend his birthday with him and to have a talk with him on mine!

I had lunch at Applebees and did not choose food wisely. But, tomorrow is another day.
I've been reading blogs of fellow SparkPeople who have been setting goals AND achieving them. This being my personal new year, it sounds like a good idea.

This week: 3 sessions with kettle bells and four days walking.
This week: stay within calorie range
Thiw week: water, water, water

My rewardL window shopping next weekend

Now let's see if I can beat this cold into submission!

  
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NONIE_C 3/22/2011 12:07PM

    This is a great plan for the week, and a wonderful way to begin your personal new year. I'm sorry to be late w/ my well wishes. In the midst of my ebb and flow self care on my days off, I've not been sparking too much except to update my status. I hope you had a beautiful birthday, and I'm glad it began with the gift of safe family.

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CARRAND 3/21/2011 9:04PM

    Happy Birthday to You! You can meet those goals, I'm sure.

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CHAOTIC-KITTY 3/21/2011 6:32PM

  good luck in getting rid of your cold... good luck with the things you want to accomplish this week... and....

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NEWHORIZONSR4ME 3/21/2011 10:31AM

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Glad you had a nice B-day!

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GWENAEL 3/21/2011 12:08AM

  Happy Birthday! emoticon

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RJFERRARO315 3/20/2011 11:49PM

    Sounds like a great birthday to me. Mine was last week. I love your goals. I know you will reach them this week.

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WINTERRAIN 3/20/2011 11:38PM

    Oh I love your goals and Happy Birthday! Glad you had a wonderful day and your right tomorrow is a new day!!!

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