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Thursday, October 20, 2011

It took an entire summer to put on the "5", why do I think I'll be able to get rid of it in a couple weeks? Especially when my job demands that I sit on my duff for 10 to 12 hours at a time? Whatever progress I make toward shedding the 5 is undone when I go back to work. Learning how to manage a crazy schedule and eat healthy has been difficult, at best. There's a reason that the only time I see progress is on my days off.
That said, when I leave work at 8pm today, I will have 7 whole days to work on the 5. Can I do it? We'll see. I have plenty to keep me busy and my hands out of the cookie jar (just a euphemism, as I don't REALLY have a cookie jar, or cookies for that matter) and I fully intend to get to the gym 6 of the 7 days off. I've already reduced the "5" to "3", so we'll see how it goes.
Onward and downward.

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MOTLORAC 4/6/2013 4:08AM

    You can do it. It really helps not having a cookie jar. emoticon

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BOPPY_ 4/5/2013 11:57PM

    Keep pushing. It's hard but you've found a way.


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OOF! Fell off the wagon!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

So, Sunday was spent with two of my best friends (one human, one canine) and a beautiful day it was. Walked the beach, did a bit of shopping in a store selling local products, went to lunch at a Chinese restaurant -- WHAT!!! That's where the falling-off occurred. Amazing how an egg roll, a couple chicken fingers, crab rangoons and fried rice can pack the pounds right back on! So Monday I weighed in and became depressed. Fortunately having to work didn't allow myself to wallow in self-pity. I climbed right back on that wagon, divvied up my meals and put my nose right back on that grindstone. I didn't get the chance to log in my food, work was busy, and I didn't get a chance to get to the gym, but today is a new day. 45 min at the gym this morning before work, and I've been logging in the food. I hope that by the end of this week the "summer 5" will have been whittled down to the "summer 2".
To be continued...

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HUBBYANDI 10/11/2011 6:37PM

    Laura...you work hard all the time, and once in a while we ALL fall off that wagon-so don't beat yourself up. I have been feeling depressed about not losing any more lately...and was even up one over what I had been down..so know the feeling. I have been walking every day at least 3 miles, the other day I even went 4 and have been doing ST and all, keeping busy and still it's not coming off. I think that's why I succumed (sp?) to the discount candy cart in the store! yikes...got some candy corn and good & plenty's...but it's okay to have a few pieces, just not have the whole bag. The chinese food is all the sodium that is in it, which can pack on the pounds if you're not drinking tons of water! that's why I keep driving past our chinese take out without stopping! I LOVE it too, so glad you could enjoy it, now get over it and start a new day! Love you girl!

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More on the Summer "5"

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Despite my best efforts to sabotage myself yesterday, I still managed to whittle down the "5" a bit more. Hopefully it will all be gone by the end of the month and I can start working on the 2010 "4".
It's difficult to keep ontrack when Dunkin Munchkins strut their stuff by your desk, and Hershey's blowing kisses your way. OK, so I succumbed! I'm weak! I don't deserve the weight loss! But wait!!! Instead of eating my planned snacks, I saved them for today, which gave me a few calories to play with and allowed me to have the goodies. I was on the high side of the calorie limit, but the bottom line was I was still WITHIN the limit. I think had I not logged my food, I would have gone way OVER the limit. When you stop and think about what your goals are, and what you're putting in your mouth, you tend to be a bit more selective, self controlled. So today I'll try to do better. I'll try to stick to what I've planned for the day. Tomorrow I get to "go wild" -- within reason.
So, Onward and Downward!

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GRAMMIEOFTWO 10/8/2011 11:25AM

  You are on the right path. Keep it up and good luck.

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Chipping away at the "5"

Friday, October 07, 2011

Well, Thursday didn't turn out as planned. Never made it to the gym, but did get the lawn mowed. I'm also starting to "mow down" a bit of the 5. I'll tell you, logging in my food keeps me on the straight and narrow, so now the "5" is actually the "3 1/2". I've said it before, and will say it again, "Onward and Downward"

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GLASSART43 10/7/2011 4:06PM

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Tracking food works for me too - I hope to be where you are in a few months.


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The summer "5"

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Last year it was the "summer 4". I had every intention of getting rid of it over the winter, but like velcro, it held fast. This summer it was "5". So over the past 2 summers 9 pounds have found their way back onto my body. The 4 didn't seem to make much of a difference, my clothing fit OK, I felt OK, I was complimented on how good I look. I became careless, thus this year's 5. Now the clothes are tighter in the waist, the sleeves don't fit so well, I'm feeling tired more often. What to do about it?
Step#1 Get back on plan. Log in everything that finds it's way into my mouth.

Step#2 Get back to the gym.

Step#4 Blog at least weekly, daily would be better, and document my progress (or lack thereof).

Day 2 of my new resolve. I've managed to stay within my allotted calories, although the fat total yesterday was a bit higher than it should have been, but still within the limits. I've logged in my food and printed the daily results. What needs to be done? Need to eat more protein, less fat. I'm working on that today. I've also re-signed at the gym and today was my second session. Session 1 was 20 minutes of cardio and oh, about 5 minutes of strength. Not great. Session 2 I was able to increase the cardio to a little over 30 minutes (2 miles on the treadmill) and about 10 minutes of strength. There has been no change in my weight, but that should come.

Goal for this week.

3 sessions at the gym (due to my work schedule I can't do more)
Log in my food every day
Say goodbye to 2 of the summer 5.

To be continued tomorrow...

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HUBBYANDI 10/6/2011 9:01AM

    Laura...you are so busy it's hard to make time for the dreaded exercise, and it's time consuming to log all your food (that's a problem for me as well). but together with the encouragement from friends and loved ones, you WILL do this! Stay focused and it will show the loss soon, I'm sure! I have been maintaining, but would really like to see another loss! Keep up the great work-you are a dear friend and want you to feel less tired and more energized and clothes fitting great! without buying bigger sizes! LOL

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