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Adding 2 pounds to my ticker :(

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Yeah, I gotta do it. Weight is now 119. Gotta keep it honest. But the good news is, I get to look forward to moving it DOWN. emoticon

Hubby and I started out our day yesterday morning with a great 9 a.m. workout - spin class. I hadn't done the bike class in a while and kind of forgot what an amazing and fun workout it is. If I get on the stationary bike in the gym with the rest of the machines, I hardly break a sweat because I don't push myself enough. But in the class, something about the energy in there, the instructor motivating you to keep going, and watching everyone else just pedal like h*ll makes me work that much harder.

Today is a day off from exercise. Sundays we are usually busy doing all kinds of errands, plus the kids club at the gym is closed, so usually I skip the gym. Might do a Jillian DVD later on this morning if I get my house cleaned in time before my folks show up for a visit. Well, at least I can try to turn the cleaning into a workout.

Happy Sunday, all!

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RUSTBUCKET1 2/19/2011 11:43PM

    Remember what goes up can always come back down. Just keep at it and you'll succeed! emoticon

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SPARKNMOM 2/17/2011 6:46PM

    I'm SO with you...when I see my scale move up, I try to see it as an opportunity to watch it go back down!! I just need to be more consistent with my eating AND exercise! I'm SO ready for spring LOL!!

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*AMBER512 2/14/2011 2:38PM

    That's always my second thought! My first is "ugh, I'm up??" and my second thought is always "well, I get to see it move back down!"

I tend to take both Saturday and Sunday off because we are so busy, it is so awesome for a break. Because then I actually miss exercising and then am able to go big on Mondays! Have a great day!

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DEEDEE1102 2/14/2011 2:00PM

    I had to add 2.2 lbs to my ticker today. It's the first time my weight has gone up since I started keeping track last September. I was shocked by the scales because I haven't been overeating or under exercising. Let's just hope it's gone for both of us by next week!

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DNJEN471 2/14/2011 10:41AM

    Don't be too hard on yourself. You are very active and it's not like you gained 10 pounds. Two can be gone in a week. Keep your head up! :)

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LEXIEJ 2/13/2011 12:21PM

    don't let a little 2 pounds get you-it could be 2 pounds of water anyway I bet...keep moving forward we're all behind you all the way keep up your motivation and good work!

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UNCOMMONANGEL 2/13/2011 9:41AM

    I'll be honest here... I only add to my ticker if it is 5 pounds or more. :") I figure my water weight varies sooo much day to day, I don't want to get discouraged. It always seems to go back down right away, and a couple extra soon after, so I don't feel bad. :)

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NATPLUMMER 2/13/2011 8:40AM

    There's nothing that sucks more than having to add to the ticker. Great job keeping it honest.
I've never tried a spinning class. Sounds like you had a great time. Are you going to make it a Saturday thing?
Good luck getting some kind of workout in today. If you get the music going while you're cleaning it can definitely be a workout.
Have a great day!!

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PICKIE98 2/13/2011 7:39AM

    Spark on!! I wish I could take spinning class.. I do the treadmill in bad weather,,

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Keep on keeping on

Monday, February 07, 2011

Ok, so last week I learned about what I need to work on. I set some mini goals and did OK, but not great. Every day, I met at least one goal but not another.

It's all good, because I am a work in progress. Over the past few days I have been out to eat a lot because whenever parents visit that is what we do. MIL was visiting Thursday and Friday, my folks were over yesterday. Restaurants are a weakness for me. I know I should check out the menu in advance and try to make a healthy choice. Problem is, when I get there and everything on the menu looks so good (and I am hungry) I just pick something I really want to try rather than a steamed chicken or fish and veggies type of dish, which I can do at home. On the bright side, when I go through a spell of eating at restaurants often, I start to get sick of it. Then I begin to imagine all that restaurant food clogging up my stomach and arteries and it doesn't seem quite so appealing anymore.

Luckily, we are back to eating meals at home this week, and I am determined to get my workouts in at any cost. I found this great thread here called "What is your favorite Spark recipe?" and it is getting me excited to cook more at home again. I've also started to e-mail recipes to myself when I see one I want to try online. I now have a recipe archive in a folder in my e-mail. Whenever I don't know what to have for a meal, I just click on that and find something.

As I said a little while ago on another friend's blog - I think that it's normal for people who reach goal to fall into a slump and regress a little bit. Healthy living is a lifelong commitment. I can't just hit goal, cut back on my workouts, eat at restaurants often and expect not to put on any pounds. Luckily, at least for me, exercise is fun. So is trying new recipes. And reading fitness magazines. And reading others' success stories. Listening to motivational podcasts. (So excited that Jillian Michaels' radio show is BACK!) I enjoy finding out how many calories are really in a certain food and then finding a better alternative that is just as delicious.

Yes, sometimes I will be in a slump. It's a mental game, too. Sometimes I don't make the best choices because I am in a mental funk. Sometimes I am simply tired. But if I just keep on keeping on, I will continue to succeed.

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SOLYMAR1317 2/13/2011 6:28AM

    Thanks for sharing. Your lifelong commitment to fitness includes room for all things, which is wonderful. It sounds like you have a wonderful attitude: you have attained your goals, but their maintenance hasn't consumed your life! Hope you had fun with your family and thanks for sharing with us!

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SPARKNMOM 2/10/2011 7:15PM

    I'm in the middle of that maintaining regression, for sure!!

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DNJEN471 2/9/2011 10:44PM

    I get the same way. Eating out just doesn't sound good anymore to me. I need to try more "new" recipe's for sure!

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*AMBER512 2/7/2011 2:17PM

    Oh my gosh, it's a HUGE mental thing. I don't think I started this journey realizing that at all, but over the years I've realized how important my mental and emotional well being is to my success!

You can do it and you have a whole slew of people cheering you on!

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NATPLUMMER 2/7/2011 11:19AM

    It is hard at the restaurant. I do like to order things I won't make at home, too. I try to balance so that sometimes I order really healthy and sometimes I don't.
Everybody gets in a slump. You are right...just keep on keeping on!!

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JACKIMOON 2/7/2011 10:59AM

    It's good to see that someone else has those same thoughts about the mental slump!

Good for you to keep on keeping on! You are an inspiration! emoticon

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Goal Results 2/4

Saturday, February 05, 2011

OK, my final "results" post from my

1. Less time on my computer and iPhone: Ditto to the day before! Great with this one!! Barely on computer at all.

2. Track all my meals and measure portions: Did not track food. Had normal breakfast, out to lunch (very greasy pizza) and not too much for dinner. But I inhaled a bunch of chocolate. Not one of my best food days.

3. A workout every day (other than walking): No workout. :(

All in all, not great on the goals for the week. But at least I was aware of what I need to work on. A little progress there.

It is Saturday morning and that means my 10:00 a.m. kickboxing class! So excited! And I don't plan on being on the computer a whole lot today.

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DNJEN471 2/6/2011 4:47PM

    Great job!!!

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*AMBER512 2/5/2011 12:12PM

    I was going to say the same things that others have said before me. Now you know where to improve! :)

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NATPLUMMER 2/5/2011 9:50AM

    Knowing what you need to tackle is half the battle.
Have fun with kickboxing. You'll feel fabulous after!!!

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SEPPIESUSAN 2/5/2011 9:34AM

    Sometimes it's all about just identifying where the issues are. Have a great kickboxing class! I have something similar (Body Combat) at 11!

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Goal Results 2/3

Friday, February 04, 2011

1. Less time on my computer and iPhone: Great with this one!! Barely on computer at all.

2. Track all my meals and measure portions: Epic fail! Cheesecake factory for lunch, burger for dinner. No tracking.

3. A workout every day (other than walking): No workout. :(

Well, today is a new day. LOL.

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*AMBER512 2/4/2011 12:52PM

    I love that today is a new day :)

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DNJEN471 2/4/2011 12:04PM

    And you can do it!!!

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NATPLUMMER 2/4/2011 11:40AM

    Cheesecake Factory is the devil incarnate emoticon
Today is a new day!! You will do fabulous today!!!
And wear something super cute ;-)

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Goal results 2/2

Thursday, February 03, 2011

1. Less time on my computer and iPhone: Again, not great here. Today will be easy because MIL coming in and I won't be home much.

2. Track all my meals and measure portions: Yes to both!!

3. A workout every day (other than walking): Done! Went to the gym and did elliptical plus stationary bike.

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007JERSEYGIRL 2/3/2011 6:27PM

    Well done!! emoticon

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*AMBER512 2/3/2011 3:48PM

    Great job!

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NATPLUMMER 2/3/2011 9:14AM

    YAY!!!!! You're doing great and MIL will help ;-)

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SLENDERELLA61 2/3/2011 8:52AM

    Looks like real progress to me. Keep up the good work!

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