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Week 5 - Day 31 - I Can Tell I'm Slumping

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Easy way to see if you are keeping with it - my last blog was over one week ago - when you get in a slump you back slide at everything - all kinds of things are coming at me - work - family - the fact that I am not loosing like I want to - I haven't completely given up - still fairly healthy at eating and I do work out everyday but I'm not as committed as I was - going to have to start again - I will repost my goals and move forward - I would love to make my goal for vacation - but being in a bad mood works against you - bad moods are not positive things and you need to stay positive to get fit - any ideas on how to get over this slump?

Goals for this week -

Challenges For Week 5

Back to tracking snacks - light snack after work
July 8


Work out with Jillian - 3 times per week (not every day)
July 6, July 8


Run - jog - 3 times per week
July 7

One day do both -


One day rest - walking is OK


Bed before 10:30 - 4 times per week
July 7, July 8

More Protein than Carbs - 4 times per week
July 8

No snacks after dinner - 4 times per week (this one is still hard especially on weekends)





  


Week 4 - Day 25 - In A Slump

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

So I took off the watch my snacks from my challenge list cause I was doing so well and like a naughty child I snacked - one night right before bed after I had posted that I did not eat after dinner. Result - the scales went up - I'm getting really frustrated - I know this is a life style change and I really, really want to loose weight and feel good about my body for a change but all this watching and dieting and working out when I would really like to just curl up with a book and a glass of wine is working on my last nerve - especially when I am only down 7 pounds since starting this 4 weeks ago. I thought I would be closer to 10 or 12. It was close to 100 today - I was almost going to make this my day when I did no work-outs but I went out for lunch and felt I needed to work it off - so when the clouds started rolling in I went for my version of a run and then I did Jillian Michaels - so I went from my day off to my day when I did both - pretty proud of myself for that emoticon

Here's my list so far this week

Challenges For Week 4

I understand the snack thing - I'm taking it off the list this week and adding something new
Only drink (usually wine) 2 x per week


Work out with Jillian - 3 times per week (not every day)
June 28, June 30, July 2


Run - jog - 3 times per week
June 29, July 1, July2

One day do both - July 2


One day rest - walking is OK


Bed before 10:30 - 4 times per week
June 29, June 30, July 1, July 2


More Protein than Carbs - 4 times per week
June 29, June 30, July 2

No snacks after dinner - 4 times per week (this one is still hard especially on weekends)
June 28, June 30, July 2


  


Week 4 - Day 23

Monday, June 30, 2014

Not much different today - I did a walk at lunchtime because I knew I was not running tonight - that way I got in my steps. Worked in the garden when I got home and then did Jillian.
So far I am meeting challenges though I am hungry right now and would love a night time snack.
Challenges For Week 4

I understand the snack thing - I'm taking it off the list this week and adding something new
Only drink (usually wine) 2 x per week


Work out with Jillian - 3 times per week (not every day)
June 28, June 30


Run - jog - 3 times per week
June 29

One day do both -


One day rest - walking is OK


Bed before 10:30 - 4 times per week
June 29, June 30


More Protein than Carbs - 4 times per week
June 29, June 30

No snacks after dinner - 4 times per week (this one is still hard especially on weekends)
June 28, June 30

Number of challenges are increasing but my ability to meet them is increasing also. emoticon

  
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APPEALSTOME 7/1/2014 5:39AM

    emoticon Congratulations on meeting your goals. I am certain you will find getting more sleep leads to weight loss. I have food and exercise down and working on getting more sleep. I could not stop sleeping I took ill and can't sleep thru the night now. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Week 4 - Day 22 - Lessons Learned In A New Life Style

Sunday, June 29, 2014

The good thing about keeping this fairly consistent blog is that I can see what is and is not working - I see what I am really putting into this thing and I see how I fail - last week despite the weight not coming off - I stayed pretty consistent with my eating habits and I ran even when I did not plan on it. The new baby took me right out of my routine and guess what? On Saturday I was only 1/2 pound off goal - I weighed in at 175.5 and I had wanted 175 when baby arrived! That was without the workouts but it was also without normal meals and there was no time for snacks. On Saturday hubby and I went out for dinner and I had pasta and bread and a drink - got on the scales this AM and was up 1 1/2 pounds again. So I am seeing some trends - I really do think my body needs a rest so I am not going to work out every day anymore and I am definitely not going to do Jillian and run every day - Week 4 will reflect some changes. Two weeks ago I found that I wanted to snack at night but if I had a glass of wine that helped me not to snack and it helped me to sleep better. When baby was coming there was no wine and I lost weight - yesterday I had one drink with the pasta dinner and I gained weight - so I am going to decrease the wine by 1/2 to see what happens. Also no bread (like last night) and no white pasta (like last night) at home I use black bean or wheat pasta. Hopefully these changes will be beneficial and I can post another loss next week - we shall see.

Challenges For Week 4

I understand the snack thing - I'm taking it off the list this week and adding something new
Only drink (usually wine) 2 x per week


Work out with Jillian - 3 times per week (not every day)
June 28


Run - jog - 3 times per week
June 29

One day do both -


One day rest - walking is OK


Bed before 10:30 - 4 times per week


More Protein than Carbs - 4 times per week
June 29

No snacks after dinner - 4 times per week (this one is still hard especially on weekends)
June 28

Number of challenges are increasing but my ability to meet them is increasing also. emoticon


  


Week 3 - Day 19 - Baby on the way - no time for health

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Bad day for Sparking - it was humid out - too humid to walk at lunch because I would have been all sweaty for the second half of my work day. Had to do groceries so no time for a work-out or a run - only thing healthy is how I ate and did not snack at all. Baby is on her way so I am texting and on stand by - not sure what tomorrow will bring but looks like another week of not loosing any weight

Challenge for Week Beginning June 21

Decrease calorie count of snacks after work by 1/2 - 2x per week but still keep it light
June 21 - no snack, June 23 - no snack, June 25 - no snack, June 26


No eating after dinner - 3 x per week - This one still tough - keeping it as is
June 24, June 25, June 26

Be in bed by 10:30 - 3x per week - I'm having to rely on sleep aids to sleep - so the plan is to take them by 9:30 so I can sleep when I go to bed - tonight (June 22) will be the pilot
June 22, June 23, June 24, June 25

More protein and less carbs - 4 x per week - upped it by 1
June 21, June 22, June 24, June 25, June 26


Run three times a week -upped it by 1
June 21 (1/2), June 22, June 24

New one - I can't work out at work anymore - but maybe I can get away and walk for 15 minutes a few times this week - it all depends on who shows up as to whether or not I can get out a lunch but the goal is 2 x this week - I think being active during the day is key but my job does not normally allow it.
June 23, June 25

  


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