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Week 3--up a half pound

Monday, April 08, 2013

Stupid scale. Oh, well, at least I'm not up more. I ate a lot of unhealthy food this weekend--I planned a cheat day, plus I was stressed and my husband is a bad influence. Still, today I'm back on track, went to the gym and am looking up SparkRecipes. I just get tired of it all and want to go to McDonalds and give up. But then I look in the mirror and see the lovely spare tire around my hips and I know I have to do something to get rid of it. I have a wedding at the end of May and then there's summer and the pool. I have the choice to do nothing. To continue eating how I eat and see what happens--but I really would prefer to lose the spare tire.

I need more activity and less fast food. More activity, less fast food. More activity, less fast food.

And it's only been 2 weeks--I need to give my body time to adjust to eating better, eating less and so forth. The activity isn't too hard--I enjoy it and I'm getting fitter. It is the eating well and less part. Sigh.

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CARI2012 4/8/2013 1:39PM

    As Dory says in Finding Nemo... "Just keep swimming". Your food choices will become more habitual, and your exercise will become more enjoyable. Keep driving past the drive-through and you're on your way!

Also, kick your husband in the seat for being a bad influence. He wants you to look better and be healthier too, doesn't he?!?!?!

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KNYAGENYA 4/8/2013 1:38PM

    It's all water.

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Last day of week 2

Sunday, April 07, 2013

I had my cheat day yesterday. It is actually kind if a relief to go back to counting calories today. I really wasn't even hungry at night-- my stomach has definitely shrunk a bit at least. We'll see what the scale says tomorrow. My jeans are falling off of me a bit, so hopefully that's a good sign. Or just a sign that I need to wash them, lol. I didn't really do much exercise this week besides a few walks with the girls. That is better than before (yay warmish weather!), but I hope to do better this week. My goal is to go the gym Mon and Weds and a trampoline place with my dd on Tues. I still need to get more healthy food options-- I need more protein-- so maybe I need to start cooking meat at home. I'm not a vegetarian, but I usually avoid cooking meat myself.
I could probably handle baking some chicken breasts though. Maybe. :)

I also decided to get a bike to ride this summer with my daughter. Haven't ridden a bike in ages, so that should be interesting.


900 calories-- just not hungry

Thursday, April 04, 2013

I even had to talk myself into the last 200 calories. It was an upsetting evening, so that contributed to it. Maybe my stomach has shrunk, though, over the past week and a half, because I wasn't really hungry all day even before things went emotionally south. That's a good thing, but I know I can't eat this few calories often. It's cold again outside and one of the girls is sick so I didn't expend many calories today either. I don't know, I try to eat healthy, but I don't have much enthusiasm for it. I tend to just not eat instead of taking energy to make something that will just be meh. But perhaps this is the process- breaking down my diet before building it up again with healthier food. One can hope. Today it is nice outside so I'll walk with my girls a bit-- get some air.


Mirror, mirror

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

I'm actually seeing changes! Yay! My body usually does react quickly to lower calories, but I'm older now and with 3 kids, who knows what my body will do, lol. I weighed in yesterday and had the 1 pound loss which is good, but I can really see a difference in the mirror and feel a difference in my body. I've only been counting calories for a week, but I've been working out for awhile so maybe my body was just ready to slim down? Or maybe not eating out has reduced my salt/fat levels and is flushing my system out. Whatever it is, it is nice seeing results so quickly. :)

I still have a ways to go though-- mostly in establishing more healthy choices for meal options. I don't think I'll be eating out much anymore. My bank account will probably appreciate that as much as my body. :)

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TKLBRIDGET 4/2/2013 6:41PM

It is so nice to see changes. A reward for all your hard work!

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SNS1968 4/2/2013 10:10AM

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CARI2012 4/2/2013 10:04AM

    Woo hoo! Keep up the great momentum!

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A bit of success

Monday, April 01, 2013

I lost a pound and am now officially at my lowest weight(138) since having the twins. Yay! Today my mom watched the girls-- I went to the gym, which went pretty well considering I haven't been there in 2 weeks. Apparently my outings last week kept me in pretty good shape. The big issue was that I normally eat out when I have some time alone. I looked up the nutritional info for the places around here and it all kind of sucked. I ended up just skipping it-- I went to the store for squash and picked up a Naked juice and some Laughing Cow cheese. That kind of worked until About 4 (which is my normal crash time) and I was starving, but too busy with the kids to make a proper meal. I ended up eating a veggie chicken pattie and 4 cookies. I'm 8 calories over the lowest end of my calorie range and way under my protein. Half of me wants to not eat any more so that I'll be at the very low end of my range but the other half of me is scared I'll wake up starving and eat 10 donuts tomorrow.

Hmmmm... Not sure which way this will go....

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KANATAGIRL 4/1/2013 10:31PM

    If you are hungry, there's no problem in eating a little more as long as it's healthy. Just try to maintain within your calorie range for the rest of the weeks. Congrats on reaching 138! emoticon

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SAMMI4444 4/1/2013 10:22PM

    Great job! Keep it up!

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