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Monday, March 24, 2008

I've got no clue as to what I'm doing but it must be right. The scale continued to read it's freakishly low reading throughout the rest of the week. I decided that I would up my cals and stayed at the high end up to 2000 cals per day and enjoyed some sweets and the such. I did manage to work out 3 times during the week. Once for 30 mins, another for 45 and another for 20...unless I'm missing a day but I'm sure I'm not. I expected to either gain or stay the same but I nearly loss another full pound (was off by .2) and I'm totally shocked and a bit worried about what to do next. I think I'm going to drop my cals and fat back into range and continue my work outs and see where that takes me.

As for my 21 day challenge, I'm actually doing better then I thought. Way better...I actually smelled fries and was like yummm and continued to walk to the car. I've been out every day and have not even stopped some place for a "soda" or to get the kids something. I walk through Subway every time I go to work out and at the start I told myself that it was "healthy" fast food but now, I didn't even get the kids a cookie there when they were good during my workout and instead told them that we would go to the store and buy some Kashi cookies. Yay me. Even scarier, I've thought about sticking with this challenge for the rest of this month instead of ending it on Wednesday. Yeah, scary. LOL

As for my kashi challenge, I found that bra! It took 5 bra's later and I found one to work. I have two other's that I'm going to use for really low impact since I can't return them due to the fact that I removed the tags. I have another one that I feel will work since it's in a similar style as the one that I'm wearing now. The other one I returned after doing some research. For those who don't read my sparks page, I've put up a whole deal on the subject of breast and bra's and will be removing it soon and posting it as a blog tomorrow so if you miss it, check back here.

I've put up my new Kashi challenge and will be posting more on that too!

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TABALICIOUS 3/24/2008 10:10PM

  Congratulations on the 1lb loss! YAY

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Give me the truth and the whole truth... so help me...

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

So, the scale is on drugs or either my body is shutting down. I jump on it today and it says i've lost 4lbs in 7 days. Let's look at the past week: I believe 3 days over on cals. 2 days over on fat and 1 day at the gym for 30 mins. Let us not forget the 3 days sick and playing dead.

I jump on the scale and it reads 206.4 compared to the 210.2 it read last monday. I pick it up, shake it and put it back down, still the same number. I pick it up dust the bottom and the floor and jump back on to find the same number. I come back to it a few mins later after moving it to another room and still it gives me the same number.

It's either the scale or my body...one of them is not telling me the truth. I'm going to weight until wednesday and let them both sweat it out. I'm sure that one of them will confess.

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MINDOLLA 3/18/2008 10:45AM

    Hey, Well you know how we women can be. But it is quite possible too. Some people think that cycling the # of cals Higher one day lower one day is effective. I personally usually lose kinda slow... half lb to a lb and a half then bam every couple weeks drop 3-5...
So YAY.. and if tomorrow its water..well you know you are doing what you need to do and doing it well!

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ALLYSNEWLIFE 3/18/2008 9:32AM

    I've done that too. Hope its the same tomorrow for you.

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Doing so much better

Sunday, March 16, 2008

I think that my food intake is looking much better. I actually forgot some food today and was nearly low on my cals. Had to have a 9pm snack to bring them up (avacado to the rescue!) so i'm actually happy with that.

Not much else is going on. I'm thinking that I'm going to have another loss on monday and I'm hoping for it to be bigger then what it's showing so far. It be nice if I could drop an extra pound for that pound that I didn't lose last week.

I'm keeping up with the 21 day challenge and it's getting to be much easier though the kids want to eat out constantly. It's one reason why I wanted to do the challenge. Even though we didn't eat out daily, they ask to. When I would take them out they complain about the fact that they weren't getting fries and a soda with the hamburger or that they had to get the dollar size burger which totally confuses me cus they were never ever allowed to "supersize" their meals to start with.

I figure though that after the challenge it will be nice to treat the family with a meal. I'm not sure where though. I don't want to start off on the wrong foot so most likely something like subway.

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TABALICIOUS 3/16/2008 9:10PM

  Good job, you're doing great.

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Saturday, March 15, 2008

For those who don't know, I love kashi products (most of them) and have been trying to become a member of their site and had major problems with them activating me. Well it finally happened on the 13th and I got a chance to see what it was all about!.

It's not a very active site but still, it's got information on it, advice and suggestions. They have challenges on the site that are either 24 hour, 7 day or 1 month challenges that you can try for.

I've decided that I'm going to do them and add them to my sparks goals and see how that works out for me. My first challenge was a 24 hour one in which I was to make a list of snack foods that were healthy. I've finished that one and have picked up another 24 hour challenge which was to research info on health which I've done by choosing the mayo clinic and sparks as my sources.

I'm going to pick another 24 hour one and do 24 hour challenges until Monday. On Monday I hope to start a 7 day challenge.

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TABALICIOUS 3/16/2008 8:48PM

  Sounds interesting, I'm a fan of kashi also. They're line is yummy!

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SEESKO 3/15/2008 7:33AM

    sounds really neat. I really have only has kashi cereal, but enjoy it. maybe I should check out some other products as well as the site.

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In reply to yesterday's blog

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Those are all great ideas but now I need ya'll to dig a bit further into the idea box and help me out again. Here's the deal.

1. Half the time I end up out it's a spure of the moment deal. I drop the girls off at school and decide to make a run or either I intend to be home before lunch but something happens. I have gone up and cut up food for those "just in case deals" but then ended up home. This normally isn't an issue but, I do buy my food a certain way, keeping foods that need to be cooked for stay at home times and none cooked foods for snacks and on the go. So, if I eat the snacks or non cook meals then I end up with food that goes bad in the fridge cus it doesn't get eaten quick enough. With our money issues, we can't afford that.

2. I do bring snacks in the car when I know I'm going to be out late and even at one point would bring tons of them for the "just in case" times. Mostly these were apples, oranges and bananas. The issues? Round fruits roll out of bags and get lost in the van. I put them into a zip bag but then found that the fruit would go bad quick, get stepped on or something of that sort. Next thing I knew, rotten fruit in the car! I could take it out each day but I never remember to put it back in for just in case times since I'm always rushing.

Now the apples last a bit longer but can you all think of anything else that you can keep in the car that can be eaten with ease and is good for you? We also do granola bars but honestly, we get tired of those two items and I know if I've had them already then I'll go looking for something else.

Any ideas?

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TABALICIOUS 3/16/2008 8:01PM

  Dried fruits, nuts, 100 calorie snacks or get a small lunch box cooler with the freezer packs that way you can take fruits and veggies and they'll stay fresh longer.

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KATFRIN 3/15/2008 5:31PM

    How about dried fruit? My kids like it a lot but ironically they prefer the drier chewier stuff rather than the a bit more expensive softer stuff. Apricots and Bananas are good - they have a lot of variety too ( well here in the UK anyway). from the brown really chewy nana's the delicious fair trade ones from Uganda that are like buttons but have great flavour and the dry as hell ones that you can snap.

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LAROCKRGRL 3/15/2008 1:10AM

  I'm a busy on-the-go-grazer, too.

If you're not allergic, organic unsalted raw whole almonds are your friend...They're always at the top of my grocery list and I eat them once a day... 20 of them for breakfast with a piece of fruit, or 12 of them between lunch and dinner when I just need "a little something". (They're high in fiber and if you eat them slowly, they're very filling.)

Sometimes I do walnut halves instead of almonds, but you get less of them.

Another of my on-the-go go-to's is a Soy Joy bar.

On the go meals that don't kill the program:

I'm at Subway sandwiches almost every weekend during errands (6" turkey on whole wheat, no cheese, mustard but no mayo or oil, yes to all the veggies except olives, add cucumbers).

Once or twice a month if I'm really desperate for fast food, I do a McDonald's hamburger and apple dippers, but discard the caramel sauce.

Chicken soft tacos: Order two without cheese, discard the tortilla from one of them, put filling from both into one tortilla. (Or, skip the tortillas altogether and use a fork.) Use the hottest hot sauce you can stand: all that flavor makes you think you've really had something, and some say chili peppers rev up your metabolism.

Hope that helps!

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  I have a basket that I keep all my snacks in. I have a van and leave the basket (it fits between the front seat) with prepackaged crackers. dry cereal, granola, nuts and other things that won't go bad. I keep some water bottles in there too.
I prepackage my own snacks too. That way, it isn't as costly as the 100 cal packs. Depending on what I buy, it only takes me a few minutes to do these up and they are stored in the pantry. I take one day a week to prepare and plan. Usually on my day off and most times the same day as groceries.

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