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Done Early ~ Day 2

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Ok its 9:30 in the morning and I am currently eating breakfast and I am done done done with my workout!

Thats right... I got up and got it done right away. That is an accomplishment for me, I usually procrastinate all day long and then either get my workout in super late or not at all... usually not at all. Im gonna try to get it in early from now on... I know I dont have a workout scedualed for sundays but I have taken it so easy on myself the last week I dont think I really need a break untill next weekend.

Today I did a 30 minute biggest loser strength training video... I pushed myself and had a good workout.

Now Im gonna finish my pancakes and turkey sausage and have a good day for eating. Im feeling like Im really off to a good start!

~ Jess emoticon

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TRACIWRIGHT79 3/8/2010 12:10AM

    Good for you! I am a procrastinator also! emoticon

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BIZENMO 3/7/2010 3:33PM

    Way to go! I still need to get out and walk my route so I know just how far I had been going! I'm a PRO at procrastination myself! LOL!!

It looks like you are doing so well! You've lost about 75 lbs, is that right?! Fantastic!!! I'm jealous, but I will get there, too. One day at a time, I will get there!

Here's hoping the rest of your day is as nice as how it started! Have a great week!

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MESAJOGGER 3/7/2010 3:07PM

    AWESOME! Keep up the momentum. That's the perfect way to start a new week :-) You've got me inspired! :-)

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SILVERWING2623 3/7/2010 12:01PM

    Excellent! I need to do this. I've been the procrastination monster lately. :)

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SWEETNEENI 3/7/2010 11:20AM

    Good job!

I ALWAYS do my workout late. Like 10-11pm late. It's the only time of day I can focus because my kids are asleep and the house is finally quiet. And it keeps me from eating.

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MALEXANDER4 3/7/2010 10:41AM

    I got mine done also...Usually I don't do sundays but like you said I have slacked so the last couple of weeks I really needed it. We are going to do this.

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MY4BOYZ4 3/7/2010 9:57AM

    That's awesome! I have been playing with the idea of getting up early and exercising..........my morning routine has been the same for the last 10 years. I get up at 6am, toss on the coffee, smoke a ciggerette then drink coffee all morning while getting the kids ready for school, drop the kids off, smoke again while enjoying fresh coffee.........then at some point before lunch exercise.

Since I am quiting smoking, the mornings have been VERY hard on me. Sitting and drinking coffee makes me want to smoke even more, so I have been thinking about getting up earlier and exercising instead, so maybe I will be to energized to think about a smoke?

Congratulations on getting it done!!!

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CHERYLRUSH 3/7/2010 9:40AM

    Feels fantastic to get it out of the way early, doesn't it?

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Getting back into it ~ day 1

Saturday, March 06, 2010

well as of late (the last few weeks) I have not really been losing much weight, kinda bumping around between 196 and 198. I have been eating ok... I will have a good day and then a bad day... I also have not been working out like I was before. I have been working out maybe 3 days a week and when I do workout its half a$$.

I dont want to just flounder I want to shine. I want to get myself under control again and have something to be really proud of.

My eating has not really been a problem, besides snacking. I have been working the last few days to get that under control and have been doing pretty good. I am trying to stick to 5 meals a day, breakfast-lunch-snack-dinner-snack .... and keep out the random snacking.

Lol I was reading in health magazine the other day and they have a term for mothers who eat left overs off of there kids plates. (MOMNIVORE) lol. I thought that was cute. Well that has been me the last few weeks... and its not cute. Im sure the peanut butter and jelly crusts I cut off the kids sandwiches, (double fiber or not) and the random half a cookie or wheat cracker or baby orange here and there really adds up at the end of the day. Its no wonder I have been losing a pound and then gaining half a pound back each week... I prob consuming a few hundred extra calories in random tidbits off the kids plates each day.

I am mainly going to focus on my exercise the next few weeks. I plan to keep a log of what I do each day in my blog so I can stay accountable. I really want to be able to fit into a few items of clothing I have by summer. I can get into the clothes now but they are tight... alot tighter than they should be... I may have jumped the gun by a tad bit when I bought thouse size 16 jeans the other day... lol.... I can fit into them but one of the 2 pairs is way to tight to wear out.



Workout 5 days per week.... Biggest Loser Exercise video on Mon, Wend, Thurs ..... Elliptical on Tuesday (durring biggest loser) ..... saturday do something fun but active (a big goal for me & a challenge cause I dont get out much and dont take alot of time for myself usually)


* I want my size 16 Jeans to fit good - Loose
* I want to fit comfortably in my new size 14 dress (Its hard to breath in now lol)
* I want to fit into my size L sun dress
* I want to be able to wear my size Youth L "Mae" band T-Shirt that I got for my birthday but it was too small cause its a youth size

..... I hope to accomplish this stuff by early summer. I think they are reasonable goals considering that all the clothes I have listed I can squeeze my big butt into, I just cant go out of the house in the stuff because I cant breath and look like a stuffed sausage in them lol.

I think its important for me to have concrete goals as well as a plan to reach thouse goals. Right now I have been kinda going along the lines of "I get there when I get there" .... which I still fully beleive that I will continue no matter what and as long as I am moving in the right direction I am in a good place, no matter the time it takes..... I just think that in order for me to keep moving forward I am going to need a map lol... and I want to also be able to see in the distance what I am sailing twards.

I am excited to be starting a new small chapter in my journey... I have had a great day, I stayed within my calorie range and even though I did not get my workout in untill It was almost 11pm, I did do it. I did a biggest loser cardio workout dvd and it kicked my butt... I am going to be in total pain tomorow because of it... but the good kind.

Well here is to new begginings and to continuing with the journey at hand

~ Jess emoticon

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GOTNOTHING 3/7/2010 12:12PM

    It's so great that you can recognize where you're having trouble! I realized recently that I wasn't counting the bits of food that I have to try as test samples at work all day. It's all cake & cookies & frosting, so I'm sure it was adding up! Good luck with everything! emoticon

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MESSYJESSY22 3/7/2010 9:01AM

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MALEXANDER4 3/7/2010 7:45AM

    I'm with ya on this. I have been off the charts, my weigh in is today and I can say i'm not confident, my workouts...10 minutes here and there, I mean what is happening here? we are going to do this together. You lead by example and you are leading me. Lets get this done. For us.....

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MARIEFIYA 3/7/2010 1:16AM

    Great job. It's nice to see your goals laid out right in front of you. This helps us refocus on the bigger picture. I slacked a little in February, but then posted realistic and attainable goals, and I now I am back on track and doing great.

Summer is right around the corner and think of how nice it will feel to fit into those smaller clothes!


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TAZZIE1 3/7/2010 12:34AM

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KURVY_KAITIE 3/7/2010 12:02AM

    it's great that you realized these things :) doin great girlie...KEEP IT UP! i may end up doin another goals blog just so i can remind myself of the things i'm trying to reach :)

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A little about you, now.

Thursday, March 04, 2010

I stole this blog from HALOSUN. ::evil grin:: I wanted to know more about my spark friends though. :-) cant wait to hear your replys.

Question Number 1! What is your real name?
Question Number 2! What is your favourite song? Life = music = love.
Question Number 3! How did you find out about SP?
Question Number 4! What is your favourite thing to do, the thing that makes you smile the most?
Question Number 5! are you my SP friend? and if not SHAME on you and please add me now thank you!

............ my answers..........

Real name: Jessica

Fave song: I have a few - check em out on my playlist :-) - http://www.playlist.com/playlist/11

How did I find out about SP?: I was blogging on livejournal.com and was looking for a way to stay accountable after quiting weight watchers meetings. someone suggested I join a site called spark people... the rest is history.

Fave thing to do: Go on outings with my husband and kids on nice warm, clear days... that makes me smile the most. :-)

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SWEETNEENI 3/5/2010 12:37PM

    Question Number 1! What is your real name?

Question Number 2! What is your favourite song?
Right now it's I Made It by Kevin Rudolf (Cash Money Heros)

Question Number 3! How did you find out about SP?
I think it was Good Housekeeping

Question Number 4! What is your favourite thing to do, the thing that makes you smile the most?
Hang with my family.

Question Number 5! are you my SP friend?
Yes and happy to be!

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    Question Number 1! What is your real name?

Question Number 2! What is your favourite song? Life = music = love.
Hmm, lots. Alanis Morisette - "Head Over Feet", Three Dog Night - "Joy to the World", The Decemberists - "Mariner's Revenge Song" more and more and more.

Question Number 3! How did you find out about SP?
Hmm, I don't remember. It may have been from a LiveJournal community on weight loss.

Question Number 4! What is your favourite thing to do, the thing that makes you smile the most?
Go to the Indy 500!

Question Number 5! are you my SP friend? and if not SHAME on you and please add me now thank you!
Yes! :)

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CRK910 3/5/2010 9:55AM

    Question Number 1! Chris
Question Number 2! I generally tend to like 80's Rock, and Classic Rock.
Question Number 3! My wife read about it in a magazine and told me about it.
Question Number 4! Spend time with my wife and 2 sons..
Question Number 5! Of Course :)

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MARIEFIYA 3/5/2010 1:10AM

    1. Angie
2. Don't really know. I like carrie underwood and reba mcintyre
3. I was browsing the internet for free ways to lose weight. Best thing I could have done!
4. I like spending time with family. I also like going to the movies with hubby.
5. Of course!

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HALOSUN 3/4/2010 8:47PM

    Question Number 1! Sara
Question Number 2! "Stay" by Sugarland
Question Number 3! My mom told me about it and it took me MONTHS to figure it out.
Question Number 4! Sail with my dad
Question Number 5! are you my SP friend? Yes ma'am!

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HRD2HNDL74 3/4/2010 5:35PM

    Question Number 1! What is your real name? Giana

Question Number 2! What is your favorite song? Brown Eyed Girl

Question Number 3! How did you find out about SP? email through All You
Question Number 4! What is your favorite thing to do, the thing that makes you smile the most? Canoeing the Buffalo River,

Question Number 5! are you my SP friend? Yes.

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COUNTRYBUMKIN65 3/4/2010 2:07PM

    Question Number 1! What is your real name? Mary

Question Number 2! What is your favorite song? Bring On The Rain

Question Number 3! How did you find out about SP? I was searching for a Health place online

Question Number 4! What is your favorite thing to do, the thing that makes you smile the most? Go walking with Storm:)

Question Number 5! are you my SP friend? Not yet..LOL

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MESSYJESSY22 3/4/2010 1:45PM

    1) Jessica
2) I really have too many favourtie songs too lol
3) I was looking for a food journal and google found it for me!
4) Being in the sun, and dancing....I miss dancing
5) shame on me! I'll add you now! lol

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LAROSEBAUGH 3/4/2010 1:29PM

    Question Number 1! What is your real name? Laura
Question Number 2! What is your favourite song? Way too many to list!! Sorry but it's true!
Question Number 3! How did you find out about SP? I don't even remember to be honest!
Question Number 4! What is your favourite thing to do, the thing that makes you smile the most? Talk to my friends, and play with my pug :D
Question Number 5! are you my SP friend? and if not SHAME on you and please add me now thank you! YES I AM! :D

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BOVEY63 3/4/2010 1:24PM

    1. Leanne
2. Pretty much any song by Elton John - Tiny Dancer and Your Song are two of my favs.
3. Good Morning America
4. Time with my two sons.
5. I am now.

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BSKTCON 3/4/2010 1:01PM

    I love those little questionnaires. They don't really tell you a whole lot about the person, but the answers are usually fairly honest. Thanks for posting this!

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Sante fe Chicken Salad

Monday, March 01, 2010

I got a sante fe chicken salad at ruby tuesdays the other day and really liked it so this week I desided to make my own.


2 cups lettuce salad mix
1/4 pound grilled chicken breast
1/4 cup black beans
1/4 cup pico de gallo - (recipe below)
2 servings tortilla strips salad topper
2 tbls light ranch salad dressing - mixed with 1 tsp taco seasoning
1/4 avocado diced

Calories - 532


PICO DE GALLO ---- great on potatoes, salad, chips, ect.. great flavor and very low calories!!!

Mix together and chill in fridge to combine flavors

5 roma tomatoes seeded and diced
1 clove minced garlic or garlic powder
1-2 seeded and minced jalapeno (leave in more seeds or veins if you like spicy)
Juice from 1 lime
2 tbls minced fresh cilantro
1 small or 1/2 large white onion (I used red onion)


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    You need to post that to sparkrecipes!!!!

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    Wow that looks good. I'll have to add it to my menu.

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    thanks for posting, that looks delicious!!
can't wait to try it (with vegan chik'n!)


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MOMMAKESS2008 3/1/2010 12:58PM

    Yum! Looks great!

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KMBARKER 3/1/2010 11:13AM

    Jess, this looks and sounds great. Mexican food is my favorite and I am always looking for healthier versions. I can't wait to try this.

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YESITSDEB 3/1/2010 10:40AM

    looks Tasty! Thanks for sharing your made over Santa Fe Chx Salad. emoticon

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JEEP8294 3/1/2010 10:23AM

    Looks yummy! emoticon

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bad desisions

Monday, March 01, 2010

I did pretty good the first part of yesterday. I exercised early, I ate right all day, dident do any random unauthorized snacking... Plus I felt really good and think I looked pretty good too. :-)

I had to take the drive to go pick up my son yesterday (its a 7 hour round trip to meet my x husband half way to exchange my son every other weekend.. it sucks) and dident snack or anything the whole way there and back.

Then I got home at around 8:30 and was famished because I had not eaten since lunch (my big mistake) We desided to stop at a chinese buffet that we frequent quite often. I have a routine there, I know what I can eat and I how much of it and usually exibit pretty good control.

I got the hibatchi grill first... mostly veggies with a few shrimp... I handed it to the guy to grill it and he put a freakin laddle of butter on top of it. OMG... I should have told him I dident want it... I shouldent have eaten it... I had no back bone though and I was really hungrey... so I dident complain and I ate it.

Then the rest of the buffet was not fresh at all so I dident eat much eles... except a whole lot of fried cheese wontons.

I was really upset when I left (I shouldent have payed for that crap.. again no back bone) and when I came home I estimated out how much I ate... I put in 4 table spoons of butter oil blend on the spark people calculator and the butter by its self was almost 500 calories... I F*cked myself over big time by not speaking up and just going with it.

I know better next time, Im not gonna settle for anything I dont want... I went over my calories by sevral hundred yesterday because of this slip up in judgement but I am going to workout hard for the rest of the week and eat perfect and not let this Fork me up.


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BIZENMO 3/2/2010 10:57AM

    Sorry to hear you are so distressed about going over your calories. Yesterday is yesterday! Can't change it. Can only go on from here. You have a new strategy and that's the important thing. Remember all the "good" choices you made for the day because when you think about it, honestly, it could have been MUCH WORSE!! But, you did good and held tight. You didn't fall out overall!

Did you look to see what your daily calorie differential was? Was it in the minus category? If so, you still did good. If not, then hopefully your deficits from earlier in the week will help cover this heavy day. Some people don't look at the daily calorie intake. They look at the weekly caloric intake. Me, I'm like you and look at the daily one because that's what helps me keep my nose to the grindstone.

You said you exercised. That's better than if you didn't. Perhaps next time you have to make that drive, take along some healthy snacks and eat them shortly before you plan to go out for your meal. Another suggestion would be to plan in advance your stop and plan your meals to allow a little splurging when you get there.

One of the things I keep forgetting to ask about when I go out is whether or not they add cheese to their salads or if they include croutons. Sometimes they do and sometimes they don't. I'm always asking for dressing on the side. My sister will do the same, but then she pours it ALL on her salad. They bring you like a quarter of a cup a lot of the time....I think, well that's nearly 300 extra calories! OMG!! LOL!! I don't say anything cuz she's following her plan and I have mine. I used to do the same. My downfall used to be butter with my baked potato. Sometimes there just wasn't enough, no matter how much you used; like the potato was the mojave desert of something! LOL! Now I only eat half the potato and try to use about a teaspoon of butter, enough for flavor.

I know you were disappointed in yourself, but remember, this is a lifestyle change. Sometimes you have to take a break and allow yourself a little "fun." Obviously it can't be regularly (it wouldn't be a break then! ha ha!), but sometimes I think changing things up helps give your body a "start" and gets things rolling. Last week was a little difficult for me, but I'm back on track now and have actually seen weight loss, despite my poor choices. I feel better for it. Have I derailed myself? No. Have I put a wrench in my plan? I don't think so. My goal isn't supposed to be reached till May of next year. I'm ahead of the game so am happy with that! Keep your chin up. You've come so far...don't forget that!

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    Look at it as a learning lesson. And how far you've come in the far dark distant past would the ladle of butter had even raised a hair of concern.
You're doing great ..don't beat yourself up

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HALOSUN 3/1/2010 6:10PM

    Lesson learned, girl. Don't beat yourself up about it. At least you tracked it!

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FLYSOHIGH 3/1/2010 5:42PM

    You'll know better next time then!
Good luck staying on track, I'm rooting for you!

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KMBARKER 3/1/2010 11:11AM

    I had a rough weekend with eating too. Thank goodness for Sparkpeople friends to understand and help us pick ourselves back up. Jess,you are a great inspiration to all of us!

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DOCYJK 3/1/2010 10:17AM

    We all slip up sometimes, and it's a bigger problem for most of us when we're hungry! It's hard to say no, hard to send something back, hard to listen to our bodies when they tell us we're full because we're busy humming from the stuff we're loading in our mouths!!! You had a little wake-up call with this, and you won't make this same mistake again any time soon! Applaud yourself for having a good rest of the day and for exercising first thing in the morning! Don't let one little slip torpedo you!!! You can do this!!!


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BECKYCOLVIN 3/1/2010 10:13AM

    Even if you went over for the day, did you eat much more than your body burns+exercise? If I have a bad day, I remind myself that I probably didn't do anything to warrant gaining much more than a quarter of a pound or less, and usually not even that (my BMR at 200 lbs is 2050 calories, plus 500 to 600 for exercise, so I burn 2550-2650 per day. I'd have to eat 3650 calories to gain a third of a pound! ;)

You're right to pick yourself up, brush yourself off, learn from your mistake (stop letting yourself get so hungry! Make a plan or pack a supper for next time), and not beat yourself up. But next time, you'll remember--"Please hold the oil!" :)

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YESITSDEB 3/1/2010 9:59AM

    While you may be very angry with yourself, it is just one day in your long journey. You didn't just do it and not think twice about. You're conscious of what you did and what you should have done differently. Most importantly, what you WILL do differently next time. That last park takes a lot of courage. Don't let this one day get you down. You've got the rest of your life and you're making it a good one! emoticon

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CRK910 3/1/2010 8:51AM

    I kind of did the same thing, and am beating myself up about it now.
Went out to dinner with My Dad, and my two sisters, and thier better halves, along with my wife, and 2 boys.
Tried to be good, and ordered rotisserie chicken over rice with greenbeans.
Well there was a huge amount of rice so I gave half to my 4 yr old, and gave him half my greenbeans as well.

The problem was with the bread they put right in front of me. I am a sucker for freshly bakes steaming bread... Ugh!

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MOMMAKESS2008 3/1/2010 8:41AM

    We all have those moments...the important thing is that we just pick ourselves up right away and keep going. You can do it!

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JOHNTJ1 3/1/2010 8:22AM

    The good thing about any decision we make in life is that we get an opportunity to make an opposite one down the road somewhere.

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VEUVEGIRL 3/1/2010 8:14AM

    Look at the silver lining! You did great the rest of the day!!

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