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SPY 2: Day 57

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

I don't want to stop eating, but I don't want to pay the consequences either...........UGH

My paralegal buddy who was let go at the end of the year finally landed a new job! She starts middle of April. I am ecstactic for her!

One of my SparkFriends started a new account with a new name to signify the changes in her journey. I wonder if I should do that. I am not doing the right things at all right now. I don't have the energy! ACK!

Sleep is in order...

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CARRAND 3/29/2011 9:01PM

    Get some sleep and things will look better.

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JHADZHIA 3/29/2011 2:55PM

    Hope you had a good sleep and that you have a Terrific Tuesday!!

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ANNE1123 3/29/2011 2:00AM

    Sleep has a way of making things work out the next day! Hope this is true for you, thanks for commenting on my blog! emoticon emoticon

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LIBBYFITZ 3/29/2011 1:56AM

    emoticonHope you jump back on track ASAP!

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SPY 2: Day 56 New Facts Learned

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Finally, that cold/sinus infection that has ruined my days for weeks seems to be leaving!

Why I felt crappy yesterday had nothing to do with that, and I did not know what was wrong until today. Friday night, we were out shopping at the hardware store getting stuff we needed to repair a leak and other items around the house. Hungry, we walked across the parking lot to Taco Bell. I have not eaten there in months because I have learned on SP that even their fresca options are not wonderful. But - we were hungry and tired. Taco Bell advertised Pacific Shrimp tacos and burritos. I had the taco and it tasted ok.

Yesterday, we had to go back and exchange some of the hardware items. We ran into some friends and went to Taco Bell with them. I had the shrimp burrito last night. It did not taste quite as good, but I didn't think about it much.

Then, this morning. It was as if I were preparing for another colonoscopy! Just a horrible morning! No more Taco Bell for me! We have not been eating any kind of fast food (except Subway) for months and this was a lesson!

Once things turned around, I went in to work for a few hours. My top attorney sent me home after a couple of hours. Turns out she will be on a business trip for most of the week, so I have more time to work on her project than I thought.

That gave me more time to do the grocery shopping. We always shop at a discount grocery store, the kind of place where you buy it when you see it and there is an element of adventure because you never know what you will find there. We found a bread maker! I have been wanting one for several years. Now that good bread costs more than $4 a loaf, we're going to make our own!

I read an SP article today that shows me I have been doing things wrong for over a year. I should not be recording my mileage from my pedometer for the incremental walking, that I should record only the cardio that I do. I would have almost no exercise minutes at that rate. Not sure what to do with that...

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WONDEROONA 3/28/2011 2:55PM

    Now you can make me some healthy banana nut bread.....ooooohhhh, my favorite. I love it but the only healthy way I've figured otu to make it is to substitute unsweetened applesauce for eggs. Tastes pretty good that way.
I think there is a place on the fitness page to track your steps if I'm not mistaken. I would say that would help you in your tracking.

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LIBBYFITZ 3/28/2011 3:23AM

    I count hard fast walks in my mileage for cardio, but not my steps from the pedometer.

Glad you did not suffer for too long from the taco Bells food. It is not a nice feeling at all!

Pleased to see that the cold is finally finished. emoticon

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JHADZHIA 3/27/2011 11:10PM

    So glad you are feeling better.. I made that mistake of the pedometer on cardio too and was quickly corrected fortunately. Cardio is only that activity that is able to continuously get your heart rate in your target zone (Sparks has articles on how to calculate that) The Basal metabolic rate accounts for daily living activities, including basic walking. They are saying you shouldn't count activity like cleaning, washing dishes, etc. now. It makes a huge difference counting calories.
Glad your work is going to ease up a bit now.
Hope your week goes much better..
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CARRAND 3/27/2011 10:56PM

    I track my exercise in my own way, and maybe you should, too. You get way more steps in every day than I do. It seems like you should get credit for them. (My pedometer used to show about 3000 steps a day at most.) I count exercise as things I do that are above my usual routine. It seems to work for me.

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ACIMPEGGY 3/27/2011 10:54PM

    I use a pedometer, too. What I do is put down my steps...but do not count time. If I do a cardio walk...I track that by mileage (figure route on the 'map route' part) and time.

It can be rough figuring it all out. I guess the important thing is...we MOVE.

Glad you're feeling better!

Good luck with the bread! I can smell it...mmmm...can I come over? emoticon

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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!

Tomorrow is another day! emoticon

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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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