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Vacation Lbs Gone!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

It only took 5 days and 18 miles to get rid of that 5 lbs that I picked up while on vacation. Good riddance!
I managed to walk a 6 mile trail 3 times this week so I am sure that helped a lot. Now I am back on track and working on the next 5. Two Twenty-ville, here I come!

  
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ROCKMAN6797 8/14/2012 2:03PM

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SPARKLE1908 8/11/2012 8:35PM

    Way to go!!!!

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Vacation

Monday, August 06, 2012

Just got back from vacation last night and hated to face the scale this morning. 5 days of R&R, no exercise, no restraint on my food intake. No, it wasn't pretty!
I won't mention how much weight I managed to gain in a week because the number is depressing. (Ok, ok.......I never was good at keeping secrets. I gained 5lbs!!) emoticon

But I hit the ground running this morning! As soon as I got off the scale, I got dressed and headed to the park for a 6 mile walk. My body fussed every step of the way but I did it!

I hope I remember how miserable I felt when I woke up this morning, how disappointed I was with myself when I weighed in, and how bad my legs burned after not walking for a week. Maybe then I'll remember that living healthy is a 24 hour a day, 7 day per week thing!

  
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ROCKMAN6797 8/7/2012 2:19PM

    It is, it certainly is!

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BALLOUZOO 8/7/2012 11:48AM

    Life is about balance...we all struggle to find it.
Best wishes on your wellness journey.

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ADZY86 8/7/2012 7:06AM

    You totally deserved to have a rest week and enjoy your holiday. 5lbs aint a thang...you can get that off in no time. And no doubt some of that will be water weight so really, in a week or so you'll be back to what you were previously. Imagine that...you got to enjoy your vacation AND bounce right back to the weight you were. Result!
I think we should use our vacations for R&R, we totally deserve it. I'm going to Dubai on September 25th to 3rd October and I plan to have a great time. I will be taking my exercise DVDs and doing it in the mornings whilst I'm there but apart from that, I'm going to enjoy enjoy enjoy. It's only a week out of our usually spot-on routines. We gotta live a little. emoticon

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BLKLILY 8/6/2012 11:10PM

    Yea...but resting is just as important as exercise! You deserve a rest...wish I could get a week of R & R...hang in there and those 5lbs will be gone in no time!

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My Cheat Day

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

I am loving the low carb lifestyle and I know this way of life is the only way I am going to reach my goal. But I have also learned that if I don't have a "cheat day" I will sometimes feel deprived and give in to random cravings. (my random cravings are the ones induced by friends, commercials, events, etc)

I used to have "cheat days" once per week (don't judge me! lol!) but since doing low carb, I find that I don't need them that often. In fact, it had been over a month since my last cheat meal at Red Lobster! So yesterday I decided that I was due.

Hubby was all excited because he thought we were going to go out and have a killer meal at a favorite restaurant. Imagine the look on his face when I told him I had decided to have an apple, Organic peanut butter and a bowl Steel Cut Oats for dinner. emoticon

Yep, not quite what he was anticipating, but to me it was the best cheat meal I have had in ages! And it totally wiped out my carb craving.

Today, I am looking forward to my 30 carbs (my usual daily intake) with no regrets about yesterdays feast! I think I have finally reached a new level of maturity when it comes to making healthy choices.

  
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GR8TAWK 7/18/2012 7:05PM

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NATURALROCKS 7/18/2012 6:44PM

    emoticon on making a healthy choice for your "cheat" day. Keep up the good work emoticon

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BLKLILY 7/17/2012 1:09PM

    emoticon emoticon I'm so proud of you!

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ROCKMAN6797 7/17/2012 8:21AM

    Your dinner sounds scrumptious!

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Headed to Unchartered Territory

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Yesterday I weighed 234 lbs. I cannot remember weighing less than 235. It had to be at least 18 years ago!

So I am down 20 lbs, actually 62 lbs from my all time high of 296 and this is the point where is gets exciting! Like I said, I don't remember weighing less than 235, so I am excited to see how my body will look, excited to be able to fit in smaller clothes, excited to see how much more active I can be and very excited to see the expression on my old friends faces when I move back to TX next month. (they have not seen me since my 296 days.)

This is exciting! So exciting that I just CAN NOT TURN BACK NOW!!

Note to self: don't screw up now! You can do this!

  
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NATURALROCKS 7/16/2012 8:09AM

    emoticon on your progress so far! You are doing a great job and you should be proud. emoticon

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BLKLILY 7/14/2012 8:43PM

    emoticon emoticon because you are emoticon and can do this emoticon

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ROCKMAN6797 7/14/2012 8:24AM

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Keep this feeling close to your heart and refer back to it when necessary!
It truly is the best feeling in the world!
Congrats!

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AMANDAETR 7/14/2012 6:12AM

    That's awesome!!! emoticon

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Carb Blockers? Yea, no! :-(

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Low carb has been working very well for me for the last 2 1/2 weeks. Why I felt led to pick up the bottle of carb blocker pills at Wal-Mart yesterday, I don't know. Maybe because I knew we were going out to dinner last night at TGIF? I didn't plan to eat a carb filled meal and I didn't. Just wanted to guard myself against any hidden carbs.

So I popped 2 pills, ordered a bun-less burger and wedge salad, gave the fries to hubby and came out of the restaurant patting myself on the back because I was satisfied without over indulging. (did have ONE small bite of his Salted Caramel cake...and it was delish!) By the time we got to our car, my stomach was pre-warning me of things to come. "Oh, it's just a little gas!" I thought.

Let me tell you, by the time I got home (less than a 10 minute drive) I didn't know whether to go to the bathroom or just lay down and die! It was horrible!!

Lesson learned? Block carbs with my lips, not with pills!

  
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MISSB8604 7/9/2012 12:39PM

    You've learned your lesson and now I'm sure you won't do it again! Pills never work my dear!

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AZURE-SKY 6/28/2012 1:49PM

  That's one lesson you won't forget. There are no magic pills as far as weight loss goes. The only ones who benefit are the ones selling them.

About 30 years ago, I decided my thyroid was "sluggish" so I went to the health-food store & bought a thyroid supplement. I took one pill and started to itch like crazy. Stupid me, took another one the next day, and I itched even more. Turns out I was allergic to some ingredient in the pills. I'm also allergic to any penicyllin drugs, which cause the same reaction. So, I've sworn off all diet pills, and many supplements, because I don't know what will cause that reaction.

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BLKLILY 6/28/2012 1:05PM

    Sorry you had to learn the hard way but a good lesson learned :)

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WOUBBIE 6/28/2012 8:37AM

    You know what they say, we learn more from our mistakes than from our successes!

But congratulations on the "one-bite" success! That is a tough feat to pull off!

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JO88BAKO 6/28/2012 8:21AM

    I've never tried them, but good for you. Sounds like the right decision!

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