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Food Blog ~ Jan 6th

Sunday, January 08, 2012

Breakfast - Instant cream of wheat w/ 1 pack mcdonalds granola & lite maple syrup
220 calories

Snack - half a grapefruit w/ splenda
37 calories

Lunch - healthy choice cafe steamers : General Tso's spicy chicken W/ added 1/4 cup of waterchestnuts & 1/4 cup baby corn
347 calories

Dinner - Take out wonton soup small
1 oz whole wheat pasta w/ 8 gordons herb shrimp (which I burned :-( ... )
small salad w/ light ranch
1 aldi Fushia white meat chicken egg roll
2 packs duck sauce

(the rest of the family had Cici's pizza :-( ... which I would have rather had but the cheese does not agree with me. This was good though)

664 calories

Snack - skinny cow heavenly crisp candy bar (durring first ever family game night! I had so much fun even though playing monopoly with a 3 and 6 year old is not the easiest of things. FYI my 3 year old daughter got all the railroads and won the game lol.)
110 calories

total calories - 1378
carbs 209
fat 36

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ANEWBETHSTL 1/8/2012 3:37PM

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SARAHJ19 1/8/2012 2:07PM

    I was hoping you were going to post a food blog, you were reading my mind! I love everything you had to eat!! I just found those Skinny Cow heavenly crisp candy bars...amazing! Try the peanut butter, it tastes just like a nutty butter bar!

Way to go! emoticon

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HAPPYWALKER 1/8/2012 12:38PM

    Great pics! That cream of wheat looks especially yummy! Makes me want to keep food blogs. I think it's a great way to stay accountable and make it fun.

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Getting back on track... Slow but steady

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Well tonight I completed day #4 of my exercise streak. This is not the easiest of goals because both last night & tonight I have not wanted to workout. Two things have prevented me from giving up so soon though... 1. The fact I would have to admit to you guys that I had failed & 2. I made up a really great rule for myself.

My new rule. I Usually watch netflix or hulu (dont have cable or anything) while I workout on my elliptical... My elliptical has turned into a coat rack for all but 1-2 days a week for the past year while I plop my but on the sofa & watch. My favorite thing to watch is weight loss related shows & documentaries. So my new rule is that I am only allowed to watch weight loss related tv while actively working out. That means if I am watching an hour long show I can't do 20 minutes on the elliptical and the keep watching while sitting around. I either turn it off and pick it up next time I workout or workout the whole hour.

This rule gives me some motivation to workout & it keeps me from going through all my shows too fast. Last night I watched 50 min of extream makeover weightloss edition and workout the whole time... I could not turn it off. Tonight I had a pretty half as workout. I did 35 min while watching last nights biggest loser (can't watch on tuesdays because my stupid bunny ears won't pick up NBC) it wasn't the most enthusiastic and i did not push myself at all but I got it done and did double what I intended. I feel kinda bad tonight. I guess I will watch the rest of the biggest loser tomorrow.

I am hoping I can become more motivated to go to the gym. I signed up at planet fitness the end of last month and have not had the motivation to go very much yet. My sister was going to go with me but she's been sick. It's also been so cold around here I don't want to walk down the hallway in my house let alone venture across town to workout.

I am feeling good about working out in general because at least I am getting back into some kind of routine. Eating on the other hand has not been as good. I don't really have a good plan right now on what I am going to eat every day so I usually end up eating any thing I can find. I usually end up full but unsatisfied and end up searching for something else before I am truly hungry again. In turn I have been over eating. I plan on having I really good planning session tomorrow though and planning some healthy, satisfying and interesting meals for the next two weeks.

Off to brush teeth and get to bed. Waking up early to make the family pancakes in the morning. Have a great day tomorrow guys!

~ Jess

PS. I was super happy to see Dolvet back for another season on TBL. He is pretty awesome.

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SARASMILING 1/7/2012 7:15AM

    I started trying to keep moving too when watching tv. At least part of the time. It's funny though. I always watch those shows laying in bed at night. If only you could lose weight by watching other people work out. :)

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BAKER1009 1/5/2012 9:08AM

    Jess, don't be too hard on yourself. You're getting there, and something is better than nothing! Get to your food planning today and start implementing that. You'll be feeling better in no time!
Just keep pushing!!

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GODZDESIGN95 1/5/2012 8:32AM

    WOw I thought I was the only one struggling to get my food and exercise mojo going again. emoticon emoticonI am speaking to myself too. emoticon

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MALEXANDER4 1/5/2012 7:13AM

    Hey girl I so know where your coming from. I have been on the easy end of exercise now for some time. But your idea is an awesome one. My elliptical doesn't have clothes on it but the dust tells the sad tale. lol. Like you I haven't planned as I should and it is starting to show. But thanks to your blog and your honesty I want to do better for me and for you. Thank you Michelle

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MISSLISA1973 1/4/2012 11:58PM

    What a great motivator! Those shows make me want to take on the world. How great to be taking on the world while watching... I can see how it would make you not want to stop. Fantastic idea!

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MICHCLEARY 1/4/2012 10:13PM

    Hey Jess - glad to see you posting and try to overcome obstacles. I've totally used your food photo blogging for a long time now to help keep me on track when I got off. How about posting your food tomorrow?

PS you can join the Jumpstart January challenge and do your workout video each day at home!

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Sunday, January 01, 2012

1. Organize life - includes keeping house clean, starting and sticking too a budget, stopping compulsive shopping & eating out, reducing clutter in my home & making a place for everything that stays.

2. 365 day exercise streak - This is an ambitious goal but I really admire some of the other people who have had long exercise streaks here on spark and have decided that I would like to join them. My goal is at least 15 minutes of exercise a day to count but I will try and do more. I think this will help me a bunch with my weight loss and maintenance as well considering that once I hit lifetime at weight watchers last year I pretty much fell off the exercise wagon and never got back on. I have just kinda been chasing it ever since. I plan to be driving that wagon by next new years day!


I hope everyone is feeling good this new years day... I am not, I drank too much last night and am feeling a little swimmy in my head this morning.... not quite hung over but not good. I have come to the conclusion that when ever I drink I just end up gaining weight and feeling crappy so I don't think I am going to do it anymore. I am not going to make that a resolution I am just not gonna buy the crap anymore (which will fall into the compulsive shopping category anyway. lol)

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QUEENAN1 1/2/2012 11:19AM

    Nice resolutions! I need to make one myself. I never thought about making the daily exercise less intimidating by lowering the minutes. Think I might have to reconsider that myself and maybe start low but aim higher? Sounds like a plan and makes sure I am active daily!

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MALEXANDER4 1/1/2012 12:16PM

    great resolutions and mine are about the same. I really need to get on a budget and get my home in order. I have my brother in law staying for a bit and with him moving in my home is a mess right now. But slowly getting there.

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VAMPTRIANA4EVR 1/1/2012 9:40AM

    Those sound like wonderful resolutions to me! You can do it! I am doing the exercise resolution as well... I also fell off the exercise wagon and I am not happy with myself about it but never again!

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Ready for the holidays to be over & get back on track

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

this year has been hard. I came up with the bright idea to invite my entire family over to my house for a christmas party on the 17th. I decided I would make christmas cookies and chocolate truffles for the party and make enough to fill a box for everyone coming as well. I bought a bunch of food, none of it low calorie because my family usually does not opt for lower calorie and it was a special occasion, I got a gallon of egg nog, made sangria, ect ect.. I needed a lot of food because there are 17 of us in all... nothing good about the items I made but it was a one time occasion.

I figured I was strong enough not to nibble on the cookies... I was not. I was so looking forward to this past saturday so I could get all this crap out of my house. Well every memeber of my family cancled so I did not have the party I was looking forward to. I was very upset. They all said they were sick but I think they just did not want to come. This is the way my family is... it was like pulling teeth just to get them to come to my wedding 4 years ago... why would this be any different?

So here I am in a house full of bad food and Im feeling really bad because my whole family cancled on my party.... I was already upset to begin with because no one called me on my 30th birthday and then my mom said she didnt call me on purpose because I didnt get her a present this year for her birthday.

I ate... and ate. I was trying to be good but the stuff was around.

I finally managed to get hubby to throw away the rest of the cookies. It was really hard to do because I spent a lot of money on the ingredients. I did not have anyone to give them to though and I was going to gain another 10 pounds if I kept eating them. .... Not to mention I have felt like crap every day.

So I stepped on the scale this morning. I feel bad and I have a chest cold and I have gained 4 pounds in the past two weeks. I now weigh 164 pounds. thats 2 pounds above my weight watchers goal which means that if I am still this weight next time I weigh in then I will have to pay.

I have got to get my butt back on track right now.

I joined a gym last week so that should help... Just gotta get my butt out of the door at night after the kids go to sleep.

well thats how things are going right now. I am looking forward to christmas still even though. I am also looking foward to it being over though, its much eaiser to stay on track after the holidays are over.

Hope everyone is doing better than I am. :-)

~ Jess

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CHERKYLE 12/21/2011 12:35PM

    SO sorry about the family! I have been there!

You are one of the people that inspire me on this website, I am sure I am one of many, so hold your head high! You have accomplished so many wonderful things! Be proud and move forward!!


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DEC2DEC 12/21/2011 11:43AM

    There's family by blood, and there's family by choice. Focus on your family by choice -- you KNOW they love and support you. You can make your OWN choice about whether to allow your family-by-blood in your life. Let me ask you: If they were not family, would you let them be in your life and treat you like this?

Make the choice to be happy. YOU can do that. Remember: You have a family, and it's the one you choose in your heart.

Good for you for throwing away the cookies. Can the rest of the food be taken to work (yours or your hubby's) and put out as a free-for-the-taking? (My office is populated with locusts.) If not, toss it.

You can do this -- you're WORTH it!

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LOSINGJESS 12/21/2011 8:11AM

    Thanks to all my sparkfriends.... you guys are awesome and your comments have made me feel much better. If I could have thrown a party for all of you I would have.... & I would have made better for us food to eat instead of the junk I made for my family.

I dont plan on throwing another party like this for my family because every time I do I just end up disapointed.

I am over it though and am feeling inspired this morning to get back on track for the whole day. (Yesterday was not bad but not great either. lol.)

Happy Holidays & Merry Christmas to you all, I hope all of us can make good choices and then move on into January... The best month because all the healthy snacks are on the end caps at the grocery store and all the cute workout clothes are well stocked. lol. Try finding workout clothes right now... impossible!

~ Jess

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WOUBBIE 12/20/2011 8:52PM

    Oy. Family. *shakes her head*

Take heart, those 4 pounds will be gone in no time. Focus on your real family - you, your husband, and kids - forgive and move on.

Every time I get roiling over things that my family members did in the past I remind myself that being angry with them is like drinking poison and expecting them to die.

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JPAMPY 12/20/2011 7:52PM

    I'm sorry your family bailed on you during Christmas of all holidays!! I know how you feel. Lately I have been really stressed out. I'm past burnt out being a SAHM and every little thing the girls do that gets my blood boiling even if it is normally no big deal. The stress is so intense I am turning to food and laziness to cope. I need help too. I have a treadmill that I just got and an eliptical not to mention numerous at home exercise DVD that I used to love to do. Like you, I need to get myself back on track. I thought today would be the day, but I was wrong. emoticon

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JANRTEACH 12/20/2011 5:05PM

    We would have come. What a wonderful idea. So sorry it didn't work out.

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DONNAEDA 12/20/2011 11:07AM

    I am so sorry that your family cannot see the treasure they are discarding. My advice is that this is the last party you have for your family. Make good friends and celebrate with them. Have a blessed Xmas with the ones who love you and let you love them.

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TAICHIDANCER 12/20/2011 10:16AM

    Hey. We're in this for the long haul right? So I don't want to live in a world without parties, but my goal is to be like a compass needle: I may get temporarily distracted but I'll always swing back in the direction I should be going. You continue to inspire us all and not because you're always perfect! Best to you in the New Year.

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MARATHON_MOM 12/20/2011 10:09AM

    So sorry you are having a rough time this holiday season. Hang in there.. it's almost over!

Try to have a Merry Christmas anyway!

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SARAHJ19 12/20/2011 10:04AM

    Aww...I am so sorry your family canceled on you. How crappy of them! If I lived closer...I would have come emoticon If you think about it...you were probably better off not spending your precious time with them anyways....they don't deserve it!!!

Just take a deep breathe and enjoy the rest of the week. Monday will be here before you know it and you can have a clean slate. I will be right there with you girl.

Hope you have a Merry Christmas.
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FLGIRL1234 12/20/2011 10:00AM

    Sorry about the family issues going on. My husband has a mother like that. She pretty much has this policy that the kids are supposed to call their mother and not the other way around. Crazy!!! Anyway, try to work through all that emotional stuff so you can focus on what's really important....YOU! Good job trashing the other cookies by the way. That is awesome will power!

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G_TWINS 12/20/2011 9:46AM

    Hang in there emoticon

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LOSER05 12/20/2011 9:31AM

    me too.

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MALIAN1 12/20/2011 9:12AM

    Hang in there....know that you are not alone. I think a lot of us are struggling with the stress and bad food and lack of exercise over this holiday. It sucks! I hope you focus on yourself and your immediate family and have a very Merry Christmas!

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BAKER1009 12/20/2011 8:22AM

    Aw Jess, I feel so bad for you. I'm sorry that your family cancelled, and that your mother is so selfish. As a parent, could you ever imagine being like that? I sure can't. And I'm sorry I missed your birthday! Happy 30th birthday beautiful friend!
I know you, and I know you can pull it together and get back to your WW goal. Fight for it, because you are a fighter and because you are worth it!!


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WENDYSPARKS 12/20/2011 8:20AM

    Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas!!

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