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Thursday, May 03, 2012

it has been a few days since i blogged but i am still hangin strong.

i had an awesome elliptical workout. i put it on "variety" setting. wow!! some of those inclines were killers! 30 min and i was really sweating. i wanted to do my jogging but my legs just would not go that fast. so instead, i put it on an incline of 5.5 and walked at 3.5 for 30 min. not a lot, but hey, i have found out thru sparkpeople that i dont have to kill myself to work out. all i have to do is move.

i feel so great today. i am off frid , sat and sund. no major plans and that makes me feel even better.

i had a really yummy smoothie after my workout,. i like to record them in blogs that way i dont forget how i made them. plus, if anyone wants to try them, they are here/

chocolate/banana/ peanut butter smoothie

1/2 scoop choc protein powder
1 tsp red fat peanut butter
1/2 cup 1% cottage cheese
1/2 frozen banana
little splenda
splash of milk

blend and enjoy

keep sparkin

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DAS92687 5/3/2012 3:58PM


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LILYGAL 5/3/2012 1:57PM

    WOW!! That is awesome! I have tried the variety setting on the elliptical and it is a killer! I did the arc trainer (stairs/elliptical) this morning for 25 mins at a resistance of 6. Thought I'd die before I got off!! You are doing great!! Keep up the good work!

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13610511 5/3/2012 1:18PM


Sounds like a great workout and great smoothie.

I have not tried the variety setting on the elliptical, I will try it next time.

I am new at smoothies, usually just fruit, yogurt and milk. Hadn't thought of cottage cheese or vanilla.

Thanks for blogging this!

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slim in six series--- really tough plus another yummy smoothie

Friday, April 27, 2012

i started off today by doing debbie severs slim in six i just thought i would change it up and see if i liked it better than jillian michaels 30 day shred. she has 3 separate workouts, depending on your progress. start it up, ramp it up, burn it up. i thought i would try the burn it up to see if i could hande it. well let me tell you, it is rough. 60 min on really hard excercise to make you sweat. i made it thru 20 min of different types of lunges. i had to stop after that. they call it burn it up for a reason.

so i guess that will be my goal. i def like it better than jillian michaels. not sure why. she is more soft spoken, but tough. next time, i will do ramp it up, which is a 40 min workout.

had oatmeal made it a mug for breakfast. blueberries was my fruit for breakfast. lunch is gonna be shrimp and broccolli. dinner is whole wheat pasta, shrimp, and caulfiflower.

i am still fighting the nightime eating problem. last night i had a fat free pudding and was wanting that to be all. i was soooo hungry tho. i ended up having 1 tbs of peanut butter on an arnolds sandwich thin. tonight is another night i guess i will try something else tonight

now gonna take my walk and head to work.

here is to a great day!!!

Todays yummy smoothie

4 oz plain greek yogurt
1 cup frozen strawberries
1/2 scoop maximum protein powder- vanila
Spash of milk

keep sparking spark friends/. emoticon

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ORMOND1 7/24/2012 3:34PM

  I have had slim in six for about five years and only now want to start using it. Has any one used it with good results after six weeks and would recommend it ?

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BLUE42DOWN 4/28/2012 2:50AM

    Oh my! I don't think I could manage 20 minutes of lunges. I am IMPRESSED!

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TKAYSMILES 4/27/2012 2:00PM

    It;'s not always bad to have a small snack before you go to bed. I often eat peanut butter too right before I go to sleep. Fat/protein helps keep your sugar levels even out so you don't spike in the middle of the night. It actually helps me sleep all night long with out waking up at 3:00 am. Good job on the work out!! Have a good weekend!!

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day of blc--i am so pumped

Thursday, April 26, 2012

well this is day 1 and i am so excited.

i woke up feeling kinda dizzy but i was not gonna be derailed from my workout. i always feels so positive when i start my day of with a good workout.

i did intervals on elliptical. 5 min high step, 5 min low steps. for 32 min. i was def sweating
then in did my weight workout. did 3 back excercises and 3 leg excercises.

i came home and ate some great food. i am eating a fruit with my breakfast, a veggie with my lunch, and a fruit and veggie with my dinner. my snacks consist of a fruit or carrot sticks along with a small amount of protein. my hardest time is when i get home from work at 11 pm i am trying to eat no more than 200 calories at night. not sure how this is gonna work. i am trying to get a system down tho.

i had a boca sausage patty ( which is my new favorite food) i used arnolds pita bread. made egg muffin with laughing cow cheese and boca sausage. it was great! i also had broiled zuccinni. and strawberries with vanilla yogurt

a great day so far!!

with that said, it is time for work

i am gonna have a great day

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LWADE1963 4/27/2012 11:32AM

    what does 60 grams of protein equal to in terms of oz?

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DAS92687 4/27/2012 6:55AM

    Fantastic !!!!
One trick I use to feel more full during the day is to make sure i eat at least 60g of lean protein throughout the day.

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BLUE42DOWN 4/26/2012 3:59PM

    emoticon for great days!

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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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