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Epic Fail - Day 3: December 15, 2012

Saturday, December 15, 2012

I called it.

My old work had their Christmas party last night, and I went to see some familiar faces. It was disastrous for me (not personally - just food wise). I came extra early to spend some time with the hostess because I haven't seen her for a few weeks and miss her dearly. This meant we started appetizers early. Which meant by the time the main course was out, I opted to... STILL EAT. Oh my goodness. I had macoroni and cheese, quiche, puff pastry, baked brie.. it was all amazing, delectable - and totally fattening.

It was good friends, good food -but my stomach is killing me now. Today for breakfast I took it easy on myself. I had scrambled egg/egg whites + a green smoothie.

Tonight however, I will be visiting family for dinner. We typically just order pizza. I'm not sure how I'll get out of this one. Maybe bring myself a salad?

On a plus side - smokey cheddar is a new fav of mine. I'm a veggie - but my goodness, the mac and cheese I had tasted like there was bacon in it. I may be vegetarian, but I can still appreciate the value of Bacon!

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ELISELOVE1 12/15/2012 12:48PM

    dont beat yourself up on it. this time of year where we should maintain ;. enjoy in moderation. eat healthy starting right now

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KNEWMETODAY 12/15/2012 12:34PM

    Thankfully, our success does not depend on a single event where we had a misstep. Recovery is about the long-haul...yesterday is already gone, gone, gone!


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Day 2: December 14, 2012

Friday, December 14, 2012

So it's official.

After a week of kind of "guessing" where my weight was at, without actually stepping on the scale - I stepped on it today. I was right, I have gained those four extra pounds.

The sad part was that I was kind of "overestimating' how much weight I had put on. But on the other hand, I think it goes to show how much intune I am with my body now. I know when I am starting to creep back up the scale - when I start to feel sluggish and...jiggly.

Tonight will be a real challenge. I have a Christmas party to go to, where I know there will be all sorts of yummy goodies. In fact I'm gauranteeing it - because I'm in charge of the dessert! Let's hope I can focus on what is more importa


Hit the Panic Button! Where has the time gone?

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Now that I'm engaged, and planning a wedding part time (hah.. I'm so excited to get married - have no desire to plan a wedding...or spend all that money).

I got engaged in August, and committed to losing 20lbs before December. It was always my end goal weight - I just needed the push. I thought that getting married and wedding dress shopping would be that push. But it never really happened. I started well, had a great gym routine, was eating well - but for the last 3-4 weeks, I just couldn't be bothered.

Now that we're into December, panic has set in. I haven't lost any weight. In fact I have gained a few pounds. What the what! While I'm not planning a fancy event (we're having a BBQ - super casual), I know that a wedding gown needs to be ordered fairly early on in the wedding process.

I need to go back to basics. I need to go back to measuring/weighing food and counting calories. It is tried, tested, and true. It is also tedious, takes a bit of effort, and I need to remember!

Maybe I can put off wedding dress shopping till February and give myself till then to lose the weight I want?


Finding the Right Groove

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Today I was telling my weight loss story to my fellow co-workers. I kind of wear it as a badge of honour that I used to weigh almost 200 lbs (195...but whose counting?). A woman was saying how much she hated pant shopping - i chimed in, that when you used to be a size 16, and are now a size 8, pant shopping can be one of the best things in the world.

We were discussing ways in which we stay fit, or try to stay fit - and I was telling them about my new, and hopefully stickable (knock on wood) routine.

It's day three, and so far, I'd say it's going well. It's really important to note, that I have been following a meal plan that was designed on Sunday - and am starting to eat "intuitively" - meaning I eat when I'm hungry! Therefore, this means that I am having dinner now at like 4:30. I then make sure between 5 and 6 pm I have a cup of coffee.

I am sure many of you are gasping right now (and by many of you - i mean none of you - because no one is really reading this blog). Coffee is a proven mood, and energy booster. It is actually a good thing to have a cup 30 mins before a workout. Maybe it's psychosomatic - but it seems that within 30 mins, I'm ready and pumped to go.

The stickers on the calendar are working well - I love going to my fridge and seeing the progress i'm making! Also, logging on regularly to spark and inputting my food. There is a reason why I was so successful in the past -and this is a huge reason why!

Day 3 and still going strong - that is something that I'm proud about. My only concern is that tomorrow my bf is coming up for a visit - and I am worried that he will throw a wrench in my plans and I won't want to workout. Maybe I can convince him to bring his workout gear and we'll pay the drop in fee and go to the community centre or YMCA.

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ASHIKIME 1/19/2012 7:13PM

    I have to say, that eating intuitively and often in a day is supposed to be better. I'm glad you're able to stick to it. That's something that's so dang hard!! If it works for you by golly DO IT!

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TAGSUIT2 1/19/2012 2:27PM

    If it works for you, do it, No one knows the body like you do. emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 1/19/2012 2:04PM

    Ok . . . read the blog too! And no gasps here! You know, the idea is whatever works for you! Personally I'd be wired for sound if I drank caffeine @ night, but that's ME. If it works for you, so be it.

And believe me . . . I am 4 ft. 10-1/2 in. and was 192 lbs. in Nov. 2009. Joined SP in Feb. 2010 and was slowly making my way out of the obsese category, and made it in July 2010. Yup, got to like clothes shopping because I hadn't done it in YEARS . . . literally! So, I hear you. Pants shopping is actually fun now!

I got down to my goal, lost some more, currently have maintained 100 lbs. since Jan. 2011 and happily sticking to it!

Keep up your good work. It's totally, utterly worth the work.

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JESSICA_LEE_F 1/18/2012 9:31PM

    I'm reading this blog! :) About the coffee, does it make it difficult at all to go to sleep at night? I think usually if I have caffeine later in the day, I'm still buzzing from it hours later. But maybe that's because I don't have it that often. So I should drink coffee I guess...lol.

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Sparkly Stickers for the Win!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Last week, I started cooking 4 different meals on Sunday that I would eat as lunch and dinner through out the week. I figured, four different recipes would be just enough food to not get me bored, and also not make it so I had a ton of leftovers at the end of the week.

This week, I did the same thing, except I have started to create calendars that list what I will eat each day. I've never been one for meal planning, but I think the issue in the past was that I had A LOT of prep to do. Now, all my meals are pre-prepped (is that a thing?) and I also sliced up some veggies and put them in a tupperware container for easy grab and go snacks!

I decided that since it was working so well for me in my diet, maybe I needed to actually schedule in a workout routine. I knew I had to step up my workouts...as in more than once a week...every few weeks. By actually writing out the workouts, and ones that I think I will be excited to do, I will keep myself from getting bored and also maintain a healthy exercise routine.

Finally - a calendar isn't complete without recognizing when I've achieved a good day...STICKERS! Shiny, sparkly, bright! They light up my life...and my totally 70's avocado fridge.

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DPIRIE 1/19/2012 9:19PM

    I love the sticker idea....gotta get me some! Thanks

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ASHIKIME 1/19/2012 7:17PM

    That is awesome!! If I used a calendar I would totally be using stickers!! Love it!

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