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Getting Serious About Nutrition

Monday, September 14, 2009

I had a bad weekend, nutrition wise. I had company with tons of fattening foods and sweets - my two downfalls! I am going to really make an honest, whole hearted effort to eat healthy and limit the junk!! I have to - not only for me, but for my baby more so!

My plans for this week:
1. I will record everything I eat - liquid and solid!
2. I will limit fast food and cook more!
3. I will drink more plain water and less soft drinks (I don't do caffeine, so that's not a problem.)
4. I will make healthy choices at every meal and snack!
5. I will be honest with myself about my eating and follow my daily requirement guidelines without cheating!

Okay! That sounds good on paper (or computer screen). Now, I just have to make it happen.
Next week I can start to tackle the "movement" aspect of my life. I go to the doctor and hopefully will be released to start light exercise!


Losing slowly

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Well, I am slowly losing some weight. I have lost 4 lbs since I came home from the hospital and 25 since the morning of my c-section. Not too bad. I know that breast feeding will help me lose some of the weight and get everything back in place. I just can't wait until I can start walking for exercise. I have started walking leisurely around my neighborhood. I figure that can't hurt and i need a bit of a slow start after 9 months of not being able to exercise much at all.

Right now I just want to make sure I am eating healthy and enough calories for the milk production. I will worry about all of the rest when it comes time.


  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MJA716 9/6/2009 12:31AM

    You have the right attitude! I know it's hard right after you have a baby. You just want the weight to disappear overnight! Keep at it and hang in there and you'll start seeing subtle changes! Never give up and always remember how incredible you are!

Mary Jane

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PRAJAKTA2 9/6/2009 12:31AM

  Baby comes first.. u will be back to exercise before u even realise.. take it slowly.. emoticon

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  slow and steady wins the race

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5 Things I Like About Myself

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

my eyes
my musical ability
my inner child
my teaching ability
my artistic ability

That was hard!! emoticon

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

CJW359 10/14/2008 10:02PM


I think I like you too. LOL I'm not sure I could create such a list.

Great Job



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GREAT NEWS!! My scale battery was dying!!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

I had weighed myself on Saturday and the scale read 170lbs. I was devastated. It was a great motivator to get me started on my eating plan, but I couldn't believe I weighed that much!! Then, this morning, I thought I would try again since it was evening when I weighed on Saturday. When I stepped on nothing happened. The battery was dead, so I replaced it and when I tried again, the scale read 162.4!!! I was shocked and amazed!!! It is still more than I want to weigh, but at least it's less than Saturday's weigh-in.

So, if you notice some my weight tracker being different, I am using this morning's weigh-in as my starting weight.

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TAMIA1575 9/6/2009 7:46AM

    Makes me think I need to check is taking forever to get a clear weight without the ERR on it. And I haven't changed the battery since I got it...thanks for bringing this up!

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Clean Eating Principles

Monday, October 13, 2008

I am blogging this info more for me than anyone else, but I hope it will help others also.

*Steer clear of:
-Overly processed, refined foods.
-Refined flour and sugar.
-Saturated fat and trans fat.
-Anything fried.
-Sugar-laden colas and juices.

*Stick to:
-Lean proteins.
-Fresh fruit, low in sugar.
-Whole carbohydrates.
-Clean water, add lemon or lime.
-Black and herbal teas.

**The benefits of Clean Eating are:
-Increased sense of well-being.
-Weight loss/fat loss.
-Better sleep.
-Shinier hair.
-Clearer skin.
-Improved mood.
-Lesser feelings of stress and anxiety.
-Feelings of satisfaction knowing I am doing something wonderful for myself and for my family.

*Information taken from Clean Eating Magazine website.
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  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

GAGGS. 10/16/2008 8:08AM

    Thank-you for the list its good and lve just became a member of the clean eating club
Thanks and Takecare Gaggs emoticon

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