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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Amazeballs! I'm here again! Today was lazy foggy and sloppy. Movies and quality time with the couch and a few cats that cuddled up, too. Lots of thoughts swirling around my noggin. Too. Many. Thoughts.

Reminding myself I need to take care of me as my priority and everyone else will sort themselves out on their own. I have no energy to give them. And I don't feel bad about it anymore either. It's my time.

I meant to be in bed 2.5 hours ago to take a crack at an early morning gym visit. However. It is open til 10p, so I have plenty of time to make my way there after work. So that's the plan for tomorrow. After work, hydrate while I wait for the after work rush hour to diminish and about 7p it's on like donky kong. Wish me luck hahahhaha!

IHOP for breakfast and Red Lobster for dinner.. perhaps that's the reason for the sluggish blah day. Noted emoticon

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PRAIRIECROCUS 2/25/2014 2:00AM

    Sounds like you had a nice day !

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SAMMYSWEETPEA 2/24/2014 12:14AM

    Cats & couch (and husband) are my favourite way to spend a winter day too!

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ANDREAG89 2/23/2014 11:49PM

    I love couch + movie + pet time. Sometimes we need those just to recuperate. Kick butt at the gym tomorrow!

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So that was hard...

Saturday, February 22, 2014

2 years after my last blog entry I revisit my sparkpage to see what I logged in 2/2012. At that time I was going to Circuit Athletics kicking my ass and everything hurt. Didn't lose one pound, but lost inches. So I questioned the measuring and eventually just gave up.....

2/22/2014-today I updated my current weight. I can't recall the last date it was, but at some point I was 17 lbs heavier than I am today. Shocked at my accidental intentional success (hard to explain that) I immediately thought I had to log it...but only if I could be certain it was worthy of logging. I had to see the same results for a couple weeks first. And I did. I thought that was a success. It is, right? So sparkpage here I am and WHAM! 2 years ago I was where I wish I could be now on my way to where I need to be.

Oh well. I'll see that number and blast past it soon enough :-) Gotta keep truckin' on. Hopefully I'll write again much sooner than 2 years from today and have better news to document even if it is among the struggles.

PS. Someone told me 80/20. It clicked. 80% what I eat/20% what activity I get. I cut things back. Still ate bad crap on occasion, just pushed some away...little at a time. Now I have a preference to munch on raw veggies and I don't have to eat all the fries from Zaxby's. I feel less icky and I am conscious of the things on my list to avoid. I've heard about a blood type diet recently and looking into that leisurely. Not making myself feel like I have to miss out on the sunny days outside because I have to punish myself to read a book about what I should do to lose weight-what an energy suck. So... accidental... but still intentional.. Didn't "feel" like I did anything really...

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    Way to go! Everytime I make my way back to sparkpeople I am heavier, well . . . up until this last time! Keep on truckin' and you'll get to where you want to be! emoticon

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2/25-3/2/2012 Food Journal

Saturday, February 25, 2012


2 skillet eggs with canola oil cooking spray
2 slices Nature's Own wheat bread
1 tbs Country Crock Light with Calcium spread
1 c skim milk

Salad with mixed veggies
1 tbs Kraft Cucumber Ranch Dressing
5 Kroger brand cheese & garlic croutons

4 oz fresh salmon prepared in skillet with canola cooking spray
3/4 cup of Birds Eye brown rice with tomato & spinach
1/2 tbs of Wishbone light italian dressing

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PEPPYPATTI 2/25/2012 11:52PM

    Wow it all sounds good! Whats for dinner?-lol

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GLAZED-DONUT 2/25/2012 5:26PM

    Kinda in love with your lunch! (-:

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Bad Food Blog List

Monday, February 20, 2012

Hi Sparkland!

This is just a point of reference for myself and not really intended to be all that deep or entertaining or educational or inspiring, but if it helps you out one way or another-Awesome! I just wanted to make a note somewhere to myself with a list of all the different foods that may seem like an alright idea at the time, however just don't settle well with me (bubble guts! HA!) I want to make sure I steer clear of them just because they are no good in general, taste horrible, or make me feel awful afterwards.

Anything battered
Anything fried
Anything golden colored
Anything fresh baked with sugar as a primary ingredient
Sausage (double gack!)
Poultry skin
Wheat pasta - (I know it's "better". I've switched to it for several years, but overall avoided anything pasta just to avoid it.)
Bell Peppers - (Beautiful veggie, but wages war with me)
Canned soup
Canned anything
Anything in syrup, heavy or light
Honey mustard
Blobs of mayo
Microwave flavored oatmeal

Anything from a box with a nutrition label that could hold a good shelf life in space.
Love them separately, but never in the same day-eggs, salad, popcorn = HellaBad!

This is a "living list"


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CRAZYKITTY68 6/4/2012 8:29PM

    I used to get bubble-guts all the time. One day I finally narrowed it down to cheese. (Sad Face!!!) Ever since I've written off cheese (more than 1 slice), I have been fine. Anything more and I'm sick for a day. On that note, Lactaid tablets save the day for the occasional splurge.

Surprised beef and pork made your list. I wonder if they were combined with something else that may have been the true culprit. I haven't heard of many problems from those foods.

It took me years to narrow my problem down to just cheese. Probably because we used to eat cheese with every meal so it was hard to narrow down.

If you care to try, when you have cleared your system of the foods mentioned above, you could re-introduce them to your diet 1 at a time to see if you really have a sensitivity. Maybe your list really isn't as big as it seems.

Good luck!

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GLAZED-DONUT 2/21/2012 8:11AM

    Awesome list.
I kinda go by this guide line - anything white, flour, flour tortillas, white taters, pasta, sugar... anything white - normally means no nutritional value / over processed / starchy carbs.
Any product with more than 5 ingredients in it, normally means its got so much modified crap in it that my body cant use / doesnt need.
Any product that has: ingredients I cant pronounce, or know what they are... fillers preservatives, modified junk, hidden sugars. Rule of thumb if the words has x y z's in it... its probably isnt anything my body needs. Veggies excluded haha.
I like your living list!

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Abraham Lincoln on weight loss, relationships, work, politics.... LIFE.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

The probability that we may fail
in the struggle ought not to deter us
from the support of a cause we believe to be just.
- Abraham Lincoln

Ok, so you've read it. Read it again and absorb the meaning as it relates to you in this very moment. Aha moment for you, too? We all know this statement applies to practically everything we encounter, but it never hurts to have a reminder for that slap in the face duh moment.

More specifically for weight loss, weight gain, general health & wellness this concept is neatly tucked inside every corner of Sparkpeople. It has great purpose and drives us to our successes-even if we come upon those pesky speed bumps along the way.

This is my reminder to not let the hard stuff get in the way of the good stuff. It's a reminder to not give up on a cause that it important to me. I can make it. You can make it. We all can make it. But it is up to us to will it.

Song of the day: Nat King Cole's "Smile"


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