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Sticking to it

Saturday, June 22, 2013

I had 55 calories to spare today, so I had a few chocolate chips and a cup of pumpkin spice tea, while my husband had an (albeit small) bowl of ice cream and glass of milk. I wouldn't have known that I had 55 discretionary calories if I hadn't been tracking, And if I hadn't known better, I'd have had the ice cream too. I am proud of my stick-to-it-ive-ness.

  
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MYKIDSRSWEET 6/23/2013 7:09AM

    Yum!

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DLDROST 6/22/2013 11:49PM

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BJPENNY70 6/22/2013 11:39PM

    That is right stick to it like white on rice.

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UMBILICAL 6/22/2013 11:36PM

  Like glue!

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Reluctantly tracking

Thursday, June 20, 2013

I think I have come to the realization that I *NEED* to track my calories if I'm going to be serious about doing this. I have tried to say, "Oh I'm going to eat less refined flour and refined sugar," and just go with that, but it just doesn't work for weight loss. I sneak to much, even if they are relatively "healthy" snacks. It works for maintenance, and I'm at the point that I need to do something radical. Something focused. So even though it's a pain in the butt, I'm tracking for the foreseeable future.

Also, I'm signing up for a 10-pack of personal training sessions. Obviously I want this to help with weight loss, but I'm also hoping to take my broken ankle recovery to the next level. Yay! Very excited! This provides extra motivation to keep up with food tracking.

Good things are just around the corner....

  
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MRSTABER 6/20/2013 2:08PM

    Tracking, although it can be a pain, is a great tool, and probably one of the most important tools you can use to lose weight. When you track, you can really see if you are getting the right amount of fats, proteins and carbs or if you are overdoing it. After a while your body will love you for it! Keep up the good work!

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First Run

Monday, June 17, 2013

I tried running - really running for more than a minute - for the first time since breaking my ankle in December.

It went... okay. I did run-walk intervals for a mile. Of that mile, I probably ran half of it. Then I walked for another mile. My ankle was very sore and complainy while running, but when I walked it was fine. I still felt lopsided, in spite of the strengthening exercises I've been doing.

I'm trying not to feel disappointed. I have to start somewhere. I'm not going to get better at running again unless I actually, you know, RUN. But it's still tough to accept how far I have to go to get back to where I was pre-broken-ankle, even taking into account how far I've already come.

Trying to dwell on the positive....

  
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STEPHANIE302013 6/17/2013 11:47AM

    I broke my ankle in 3 places in March of 2010 - by December 2010 I ran (okay....jogged/walked) my first 5k - one thing that really really helped me was icing A LOT of icing and taking days off when I needed them - don't push too hard - it's a long recovery but you'll get there :) emoticon emoticon

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Back in the Saddle

Friday, April 12, 2013

I had a terrible two weeks. Sick kids, crises at work, unexpected stuff to handle... This is my new normal.

It used to be so easy to stay focused and follow a routine. I need to accept that this is my life now, and it's just not going to be that way. I need to value every precious workout individually because I don't know when the next one may come.

I will do what I can do, then I need to let it go.

  
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JMARISK 6/17/2013 1:43PM

    Gosh, I know what you mean. I only have one child. I can't imagine having more for this very reason. I feel so blessed to have a gym at my office. Otherwise I wouldn't have time for anything!

Good job for finding the time and making it happen. emoticon

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RICHNJEN2001 4/29/2013 8:11AM

    Funny, the last several weeks have been hectic for me, too. Then last week it sort of smoothed out, and yet I found myself carrying through the unhealthy habits that I had gotten back when I was stressed. It can happen so fast. This week, I pledge to not follow those habits, but to stick with the healthy eating and exercise, and let whatever happens happen!

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SUSANBEAMON 4/13/2013 12:40AM

  life is what happens after we make plans. just laugh and roll with the punches.

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It's not about the scale

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

I stepped on the scale this morning and it showed up two pounds. I didn't particularly care.

I feel SO great from all of these workouts and from eating clean. My energy is better, my skin tone is better, my outlook is better. I don't feel like I am overstressing my schedule with trying to get to the gym. I feel like I'm still me. And I'm fitting it in.

I look in the mirror and I look tighter, slimmer, better proportioned. I feel stronger.

I'm not sure I ever went in for the "the scale isn't the only measure" or "the number on the scale is just a number." Until now.

  
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JENNIK2 3/26/2013 4:51PM

    Good job staying positive! The scale can be deceptive! emoticon

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SUSANBEAMON 3/26/2013 3:00PM

  what i've always said. the scale is not your friend.

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STRONGDJ 3/26/2013 1:13PM

    That's a great realization! emoticon

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