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a recipe for a delicious berry smoothie with lots of protein

Monday, April 23, 2012

i got up and of course, after my horrbile eating this weekend, the scale was up 2 lbs. that is 7000 extra calories tho.. i dont think i consumed that many so i will wait tilll friday and weigh in and hope that some of those extra pounds come off.

i struggled to gym. was just gonna walk on treadmill but decided after i got there that that was just too boring. i may as well challenge myself and continue with my running progam. so i did 2 min walking and 9 min jogging at 4.0 i dd this 3 times and discovered when i was done that i had went 2.25 miles and burned 225 calores. wow!! who would have thought. i mean come on, 4.0 is not fast but that is what i like about this program. they dont concentrate on, cmon you can do a 5k in 30 min. they say even if you have to jog at the speed you walk, at least you are jogging and the speed will come with time. kool!!!

after that i even did some weight lifting and i can really feel it now. 3 excercises for legs/ hips and 3 excercises for shoulders. 1 for stomache. what a very good workout. it seems like when you least want to excercise, if you push yourself, those turn out to be the best sessions/

i made a delicious smoothie when i got home. i want to write it down, not just for my benefit but for everyone else that wants to try it/

1 cup plain greek yogurt
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
3/4-1 cup strawberries( mine were fresh, slightly frozen from fridge)
little flaxseed( about 1 tsp)
capful of vanilla
splenda to taste

i blended it and let it sit for about 10 min to thicken and it is really good.

now it is time for work.

i have to have discipline. my hardest time is when i got home at 11 pm. this time, i am coming home and gonna eat something healthy and then stop. i will never get to my goal by binging at night.

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BLUE42DOWN 4/23/2012 8:18PM

    Way to go doing the program instead of just walking!

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    I was just thinking about doing a smoothie instead of just smashing my berries up in my yogurt and your recipe is perfect for what I have on hand (minus the splenda for me). I have blackberries and strawberries.

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DAS92687 4/23/2012 5:33PM

    The smoothie recipe looks good - Thanks !!

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weekend binge eating

Sunday, April 22, 2012

did really bad this weekend at eating. i had some aha moments which i am gonna use to help motivate me. my son lost 10 lbs, which i am happy about . my husband said to him, your mom is always trying to lose weight. my son said to him, well the difference is that i succeeded . mom never does. how very true this statement is. i am weak and always giving in to junk food.

the other event was when we went for coffee today. i got 2 donuts. my husband got none. he said, lisa you are a lady. you shouldnt be eating 2 donuts. that sound kind of bad that he said that. but i really think that i may be gaining weight and he is trying to tell me in a nice way. he has said similar things lately also. like telling me to get a grip and control myself more. i

i really have to get a grip. i am gonna do the sweet tooth challenge again. i did pretty well when i did it the first time. i am gonna be better this time. more aware. blog more. read posts and comment more.

this time i am in it to win it~~~

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BLUE42DOWN 4/23/2012 7:01PM

    Do you tend to bounce between extremes -- either giving in and overeating on junk food or getting strict with yourself and denying any? My own experience has been that denial just leads to sneaking it (like we don't know ...) or giving up and considering ourself lacking in willpower.

Your husband may not have specifically been referring to weight with that comment. There is a concept of lady-like eating (a little old-fashioned) in which ladies would only take small portions to eat. It might go back to the days of crushing corsets when eating too much would have been excruciatingly uncomfortable.

Being a lady was also a class and manners / etiquette thing. A lady was well-off and so would only need to take a single portion. There were very proper ways to eat and be able to carry a conversation (no talking with food in the mouth) that affected her behavior. A lower class, and likely impoverished, woman who would be filling her plate full because she wasn't getting enough and wanted to take advantage of what was available, quickly eating as much as she could.

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LWADE1963 4/23/2012 1:08PM

    thanks for your comments. i love you guys profile pics. very active running and biking pics.

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CROWLEY123 4/23/2012 8:05AM

    Good for you for seeing good in this comment, and making it your advantage. Remember that it is easier for men to lose weight than women (by sheer virtue of their size and metabolism.) So you have to work harder than your son. But you can do it!

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JEANHLAV 4/23/2012 12:53AM

    Great aha moment, enough to say ouch and do better next time. I will keep this in mind, my husband does much better than me, I'll have to follow his example to help me learn better habits.

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the sugar challenge

Thursday, March 29, 2012

i havent blogged in a while. time to start it again.

i joined the sugar challenge, which i desp need. i have been noticing that i am an emotional eater. i eat when i am stressed, happy, sad. my husband said there is no hope for me. i just love candy bars. i am out to prove to him that there is hope for me.

the worst time for me is when i get home from work at 11 pm. i still havent conquered it yet, so i am open to suggestions.

i am still thinking of joining anytime fitness. i could go and hop on elliptical when i get off. i currently have a ymca membership and hate to give that up tho.

thanks for reading

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LWADE1963 3/29/2012 10:10PM

    I think it is more of a habit. A rough day at work, finally resting equals a good snack. I m trying to figure out triggers, like cereal. That just dont satisfy me at night and i keep snacking.

I def have to redirect my thinking

Thanks for the comment

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BLUE42DOWN 3/29/2012 1:51PM

    There is hope for anyone willing to keep trying!

A good first step is to think of other (healthier - physically and/or emotionally) ways of acting on the various emotions. Food has become the easy go-to answer, so you need other easy go-to answers that you can redirect to.

For example, if you're feeling sad, what would be a quick, easy, but more appropriate response to the emotion? It might be a good cry, it might be a hot shower, it might be a walk, it might be writing about the cause in a journal.

With getting home from work late like that, have you generally eaten at some point in the late evening? If you've gone 4 hours without food, even though it's late time-wise, it may be a better idea to have a small meal / snack at that time. Ideally, something planned and healthy that is ready for you (crock pot, leftovers to reheat) would work well. Or a snack item like apple slices and peanut butter that could be carried with you and eaten just before leaving for home. If you plan that into your day's calorie recommendations, you wouldn't be left feeling hungry and willing to eat other things between the time you get home and head to bed.

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cld it be?? i am a runner???

Saturday, January 21, 2012

i actually ran tdy for 8 min straight two times!!!! i am really getting into this fitness thing!!! i did wk 5 day 2 of c25k. the good thing is that i completed this program once b4 and i was running way slower than i am now. that is progress!!

i need to start back on weight lifting. i really dont think i will stick to it without a trainer or someone to do it with me. so i was thinking of starting p90x. i have jillian michaels 30 day shred. i started it, but it just isnt holding my interest. my thought is that p90x is something different every day. that might hold my interest since i will be doing something different every day. not sure. i need some opinions on this.

shld i do jillian michael first or just start with p90x?

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    To be consistent with fitness, I think you need to find something that you truly LOVE to do.

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THETURTLEBEAR 1/21/2012 4:05PM

    Do what you enjoy. That's the key!

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RUNNINGAL425 1/21/2012 12:35PM

    Yippee!! Great progress! I remember when I transitioned from walking only to running a little at a time...until one day I realized that I was running more than walking....

And yes! You are a runner!!

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WINNIE1978 1/21/2012 12:30PM


I have always admired runners... there is something about running that seems so freeing. I don't know how else to describe it. But I've always been too afraid to try it myself. I have a weak knee so I'm not sure how it would hold up. My boyfriend recently started running though and it's really making me want to give it a try.

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a victory

Thursday, January 19, 2012

had a great day tdy . went to the gym and picked up where i left off the c25k week 5 day 1!!! i did really good. my goal is to run the tiger trot 5k on april 7. that will be my first 5k.

my eating was on track tdy. even my nighttime eating was good.

a really great day!!!

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THETURTLEBEAR 1/20/2012 8:07PM


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SWDESERTLOVER 1/20/2012 11:48AM

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Good for you!
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CHANGINGSAM 1/20/2012 10:11AM

    Way to go on meeting your goals today! Keep it up!

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SAHARASUE 1/20/2012 7:36AM

    emoticon That's awesome! What a great goal to keep you motivated. emoticon

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RUN_BAKE_BLOG 1/20/2012 7:16AM


Keep up the great work!


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