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streak - day 2

Monday, April 15, 2013

hi all

well I've been super good for the last 2 days - well under on my calories, have been having around 1300, which is brilliant for me - and I'm full!

here's to a sucessful day 3!

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FISEFTON 4/17/2013 11:32AM

    Congratulations! Keep up the good work and don't forget the good work you've done when you have a slip. A little slip won't undo it all if you keep it at a little slip so don't think "Oh well, I shouldn't have had that the rest of the day/week is a bust" it isn't!

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ARNETTELEE 4/15/2013 2:41PM

  That's great!

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this is it!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

morning folks
I know, I've said all this before, but this is my promise to myself!

I've had a rubbish few months, but now I'm focusing on ME

I now work within walking distance of home, so I'm kickstarting my fitness regime

My goals each week then are to:-
Drink at least 8 cups of water per day
Eat clean whenever possible (making my own food and eating healthy snacks0
Get my 5-6 portions of freggies per day
exercise 30 mins 5 times per week
continue with Yoga (once a week for now)
do my strength training (always struggled with this)

I'm going to achieve all this by doing Bootcamp (and actually completing it!) starting today

wish me luck folks!

Oh and I have to book a holiday for June, I'm not going looking like this!

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MARYMO22 4/6/2013 10:13AM

    well I'm walking to work - managed 4 times this week, twice I did each way and twich only managed one way, but it's definite progress...... I've bought a diet whey protein which I'm having for snacks during the week, which is a weird texture, but I'm sure I'll get used to it! countdown to holiday continues, I need to check out my existing tankini, to see what size I need to buy, while there's a sale on!

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FISEFTON 3/1/2013 10:43AM

    You and me both! I said I was going to work at it in February but I blinked and missed it. Now going to give it a good go for the next 4 weeks before Easter. Starting TODAY, not Monday.

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VENISEW1 2/25/2013 8:48PM

    Best wishes on achieving your goals. Thanks for commenting on my blog, glad you liked the quote as much as I did :)

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DAPHNE_RUNS 2/24/2013 11:53AM

    Love your can do it, Mary!!!

Slow and steady will get you there!


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WELLNESSME09 2/24/2013 6:55AM

    Good luck to you towards your goals!
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AMIEE376 2/24/2013 5:51AM

    emoticon I always find booking a holiday gets me motivated! and also I like the word 'freggies' may have to steal that one!

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WMS - re-start the challenge - who's with me????

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Morning all

I've really neglected myself recently - enough is enough!

I hopped on the scales with some trepidation really this morning, but I've taken my measurements and am gobsmacked at the difference from a year ago

I do hope there are still some Watch me shrinkers still active and that you'd like to join me in my mini challenge

so I've taken some photo's of me in my new jeans, which do up, but look a bit silly (size 16 stretch - UK)

so here goes - one in a standard vest top which was always a little short - front and side view

This is an absolutely beautiful top - tried it on a couple of months ago, it was snug but not like this - I'd love to be able to wear it, soon!

My weight today is 14 stone 8 - 204 pounds
waist measures 38.2
bust measures 45.4
hips measure 47.4
stomach measures 48.6
neck measures 14.4

Here's to a great week everyone

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FISEFTON 7/1/2012 4:44AM

    Hi Mary. I hope you have got yourself back in the swing of things. I've really let things slide recently and need to get back in the saddle.

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LAUROCHKA 6/26/2012 4:39AM

    Yeah - love your outfits! Let's do it!

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FUNGIRL81005 6/25/2012 1:38PM

    Ok!!!! I am here........Lets do it!!! emoticon I will post pictures later today..

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DAPHNE_RUNS 6/24/2012 2:07PM

    Hi Mary. Good luck to you with your challenge. I am right here to give you go on and get started!!!!!



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SONSHINESUSAN 6/24/2012 8:06AM


Best wishes to you as you continue your journey!!

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the night before......

Sunday, April 15, 2012 come every blog I write is just before I'm going to start AGAIN!!!!

Well I feel terrible, not enough exercise, too much food (wrong type at least) and so busy with our bathroom renovation - I need to start again

I'm going to blog every day, it helps to keep me on track

Back to the slightly higher protein again - with more exercise and the weight will come off - I have no idea what I've gained, will get on the Wii in the morning and see if it screams get off at me! :-)

Wish me luck folks!

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FATBUSTINMOM 5/21/2012 4:20PM

    Really late posting to this but I just recently discovered that you can "subscribe" to someone's Blog via email notification (I know, duh, right?), so now I'll know when you make a Blog post and won't miss it! LOL.

Don't feel bad, I can relate to your post! Let's do this!

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LIZZIFENGSHUI 4/16/2012 9:44AM

    I could have written that blog! Feel like this emoticon at the moment. Wrong food and not much exercise...but hey, thats life. Just need to get the focus back emoticonKeep going, you can do it!! emoticon

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2BEABETTERME 4/15/2012 8:37PM

    I agree life happens! You caught yourself and are getting back on track and that is a step in the right direction. You CAN do it!

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DAPHNE_RUNS 4/15/2012 6:23PM

    Life happens. You just have to be smarter than "life" and plan ahead. Lol!!!! You will find the right exercise for your busy lifestyle. Just keep coming back to Spark. I miss seeing your smiling profile pic.

Have a great week.


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Follow up from gym / dietitian appointment

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Hi Sparkers

Well yesterday I went to see my gym instructor for some dietitian advise
I've been doing ok, losing the same 2 pounds and gaining them again, and am aware that I'm not being as good as I used to me - although my clothes aren't super tight! - so I thought I'd better take a different look at what I'm eating

His recommendation, for me to lose body fat, is to increase protein and fat intake and eat less carbs - I've been having 200g carbs per day which apparently means my body is using those to fuel my days / workouts rather than tapping into my (vast) stores.

I've tried high protein diets before and really not enjoyed them (Atkins about 10 years ago) so was a bit reluctant at first. He's going to work on a menu for me and I'm doing the same.

So today I thought I'd work through and try to do something myself (should have his ideas by tomorrow lunchtime though)

So I'm having 5 small meals per day - spread evenly throughout the day.

Today was -
Breakfast - porridge with canned peaches (in juice, drained) 256 calories - 75 carbs, 3 fat, 9 protein
Morning snack (10am) 30g hazlenuts with 20g sunflower seeds 305 cals - 10 carb, 28 fat, 8 protein
Gym session - ran 22 mins on treadmill (no stopping YAY me!!!) plus 10 mins on bike, some strength training and stretching
Lunch - chicken salad box with plain yogurt as desert - 14g carb, 6 fat, 34 protein
Adternoon snack - houmous (low fat) with celery and raw brocolli - 192 cals, 17g carb, 11 fat, 9 protein
Evening meal - chicken and bacon parcels (bought) with leeks, cauli and a (very)few potatoes done in olive oil - plus a chocolate chip cookie - i know I shouldn't have, but I really enjoyed it! - cals 481, 33 carbs, 22 fat, 39 protein

I'm really quite impressed with myself - totals for the day 1,480 cals, 148 carbs, 71 fat and 99 protein - not bad for a first day

What do you all think?

Now planning for tomorrow - mackeral with salad for lunch, may combine some of those lovely sunflower seeds into my lunch instead of a snack. I can't give up my porridge, it keeps me on the straight and narrow!

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ROSABONICA 3/16/2012 4:13AM

    I think what really makes the difference is not whether you eat carbs or protein but that the 'calories in' overall are less than the 'calories out'.

But to build muscle we all need protein, and making sure we get enough inevitably displaces some carbs. So what he's suggesting is fine so long as you don't go to extremes.

I personally don't like to go below the lower limits suggested by SparkPeople, their guidance on carbs is that if you don't get enough the body finds it easier to use muscle than fat for an energy source. I try to get the right sort of carbs - as little as possible from refined sugar, most of it from grains and veggies :)

I hope you start to see some results soon :)

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LIZZIFENGSHUI 3/15/2012 11:22AM

    Sounds great!! emoticon Keep going, emoticon

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DAPHNE_RUNS 3/14/2012 9:39PM

    Hi Mary. Good for you for seeking out the advice of a nutritionist. I am so clueless in this department. It looks like a balanced meal for the day and the calorie intake looks good too. Keep us posted as to how this is working out for you.

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RLB54321 3/14/2012 3:36PM

    Looks good and I think it if fabulous that you went to go speak with a nutritionist. I too would not like a high protein diet. Keep going, you can do this!

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