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Excitement - The Journey Continues

Saturday, September 21, 2013

The best thing about being alive is every new day is a chance to make your dreams come true!

I'm still plugging away like the rest of only know the stakes are higher. I'll be 40 soon and I want it to be the best year of my life

Also, in 30 days I'll be in Maui and would love to be 20lbs lighter.

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2 Months In - Need To Step It Up!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Excercising consistently but the diet is not good at all. But we will correct the mistakes and press on!

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    emoticon You can do it! Keep moving!

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    Hang in there JWBSEVEN- just keep plugging away at it.. emoticon

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PINKEUROGIRL 3/10/2013 3:40AM

    You can do it! Keep making those changes

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    YOU have 1/2 the battle won.. you can do it!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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2 Months In - My Findings

Sunday, March 03, 2013

Feel free to refer to me as "Captain Obvious" after reading this...

Starting on January 1st of this year I decided to track every single part of my journey. From my moods and habits to food and exercise. Even being accountable with noting failures and success. Here are a couple of trends that understandably have been there for most of my adult life and have me going up...then down - and back up!


Its hard to fool other people but fooling yourself is like taking candy from a baby. "This isn't that bad to eat", "I'll go to the gym tomorrow" "The 1st, or Monday, or the 1st falling ON a Monday - is the best time to get back on the saddle." We can be our own worst enemy.

Half -A**ing it

We checked off "went to gym" but in reality we went through the motions like a lazy sloth. Not going to cut it. Go hard or go home...

Cheat Days

This one really gets abused and you have to be careful in how and why you incorporate these into your "new way". If I have been sober for 2 weeks why would I celebrate with champagne? Food addiction falls along those lines, I believe. It's different for everyone though and some will say its okay to have a pizza and beer type of meal on the weekend as long as you go right back to food sobriety. But CAN you go right back or does that lead to a binge? For Joe Brown, it has not worked yet trying to mix in unhealthy days with healthy ones. Moderation for ME needs to be simplified down to a meal, rather than a whole day.

Meal Planning

In February I planned my meals in advance for 2 weeks - low fat, low sugar, high protein - and lost 10lbs. Then stopped and started winging it and gained the 10lbs right back. Enough said.

Throwing In The Towel

How many times have you been excited about a healthy eating week and then on Tuesday you slip and have the office pizza at lunch? What happens then? If you are like me you say "Oh well, I blew it. Have to start next Monday and do it right..." WRONG. That's how we take 6 months to lose 5lbs. Have to get back on the horse instantly every time you fall off.

Feel Full

Let me give you a sample day of eating:

Meal 1 - Oatmeal, Banana, 2 Eggs
Meal 2 - Handful of Almonds
Meal 3 - Can of Tuna, Carrots
Meal 4 - 8oz Greek Yogurt, Apple
Meal 5 - Brown Rice, Chicken Breast, Broccoli
Meal 6- 0.5 Cup Lowfat Cottage Cheese, Strawberries

1500 calories with 139 grams of protein! Are you kidding me?? That's a lot of food for the tummy and I know from doing this that you are full and have no hunger pains before bed because of all the protein. Oh, and by the way, do a variance of this meal for 2 weeks and you will lose 10lbs

Good luck!

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    Grea blog! Thanks for sharing! I can definitely relate!! emoticon

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Turns out they were right...

Sunday, February 10, 2013

You can work out from sun up to sun down but if your diet is not clean all will be for naught! I cut out sugar, salt and high fats and can see a difference in just days.

This last month I exercised like crazy but was sabotaging those efforts with sweets and fried foods!


Full Steam Ahead

Monday, February 04, 2013

I look forward to being back on the saddle after derailing myself last week. I will say that I definitely enjoyed myself from last Monday's feast at Red Lobster to Sunday's Superbowl Wings/Chips/Beer bonanza!

But, alas, at 39 years in that week alone let's just say the results are "noticeable." No sweat, though because I've already seen that my formula of exercise and diet works and today I start getting those results again.

In years past I would chicken out and remove my blogs and pictures if I stopped making progress... but not this time. I'd like to think that we are all here to help hold each other accountable and I'd rather share my story with all of you through thick and thin.


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SUGAR0814 2/4/2013 2:52PM

    Just keep moving, you can do it! Get back on track!

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