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You are what you eat

Friday, January 04, 2008

Well, I haven't exactly gotten off to a running start on my new year's resolutions. There are still a bunch of chocolates from France sitting on my kitchen counter, but the cookies are gone (in my tummy...oops) and I feel like I can resist the chocolates today. So, I am going to try to avoid them and start what I wanted to start... my "you are what you eat" diet. (you are what you eat is a BBC show about healthy eating. Some of the foods are a little crazy sounding, but I am going to hit Whole Foods this afternoon and buy millet and Quinoa, beans and lentils... and try and make the foods tasty!)
My hubby isn't totally on board with me, because he is afraid that he will have to give up the things that I am giving up for a while... but I have told him that he can have whatever he wants for breakfast and lunch, but he has to eat what I make for dinner and he seems okay with that. And I bought him a bunch of "easy" food lunch stuff... all pork, which I don't eat, so it won't even be a temptation to me! He was thrilled! He gets to eat HAM!)
I know that it is a diet, but I need a jump start on this weigh loss thing. Christmas was hard on my diet and I haven't lost ANY weight since October. Watching what I eat and exercise hasn't done it for me. I have been stuck at this weight range for a couple of years really and I need to break through the plateau. I have always watched what I eat, limiting fried foods, eating plenty of veg and fruit, but cheese is my enemy and I blow my caloric intake in one sitting nearly every day! That is why I am going to do this. My hubby is also a red meat addict and that has been a little bit of a challenge.
So, today is a new day and I am going to give this thing a shot. Something has to work. This seems healthy and safe and like a good idea! Once I have busted through, I will start to add some of the "bad" foods back in in moderation. Wish me luck!!!!


I ate the cookies!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

I ate the cookies. I confess! I ate the cookies. I enjoyed it. I will probably do it again, now that they are in the house. I had pizza for lunch... followed by a cookie. Yep... goodbye wagon! Had lunch with a girlfriend that I haven't seen since 1999. It's been a good, but busy day... I don't know that I will be able to exercise today either. Maybe tonight when Marc gets home, I will be able to do a baby hand off and take 20 minutes to myself for a brisk walk.

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SIMPLYCRICKET 12/13/2007 11:55PM

    Thats fine we can still eat cookies. It was my cheat day today being our company's Christmas party. My total calorie count went over and I also had wine. I did my regular work out. Nothing to worry. Tomorrow is another day!!

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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Honestly, I have no idea where it is coming from... Day 3 of cookie cravings. I want to bake sugar cookies. I have maintained my resolve so far, but I don't know if I am going to make it through tonight! I would have given in yesterday, but my husband was home from work late and I had a fussy baby who wouldn't let me do what I wanted! :) Maybe Marc will be home late again tonight and I won't have the time to make cookies.
I have been working out a lot more in the last two days. I just had to pick it up after a lazy weekend and miserable Monday... I am so sore!
The advantage of all this is... even though I am not losing any weight, my hubby says I look GREAT and he thinks the fact that my weight is new muscle. I don't know.. I don't really do the whole measurement thing.
Time to check the MAIL!

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SIMPLYCRICKET 12/12/2007 11:54PM

    Hello! Wow love cookies too!! I just basically run away when I see them.

About the body fat % go to the Married Life team and the instructions are there. You need your height, weight, neck, waist and hip measurements. I know for a fact that body fat % is more accurate than BMI.

Take care!!

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GLAZED-DONUT 12/12/2007 6:50PM

    Hey - girl go a head and have a cookie or two if you really want them -- just dont make a LOT -- I have started just making a few at a time, enough for me to have one or two warm cookies, and for my husband to have a few - no left overs, and not too many that I KNOW he wont eat. I have found you can make 1/2 a box of cake or brownine mix IE.
One or two wont hurt your over all diet - better to let yourself have a treat you really want than denying it and falling off the wagon BIG TIME later (o:
Happy Holidays!!

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Where, oh, Where have you gone?

Monday, December 10, 2007

My motivation, I mean. Rough day today. I am so tired. J was up in the night for the first time in ages and I am not used to being up for hours on end in the middle of the night anymore. I am tired and I can't find the motivation to work out or eat healthy. I had Ramen Noodles for lunch, for goodness sake!
Oh where have you gone? Please come back, I miss you!

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MILLER32807 12/10/2007 2:52PM

    Its just ONE day. My daughter does that sometimes, and it really drains my energy. Don't beat yourself up... lets lasso that motivation and hog tie it to your side!!! LOL

We'll start fresh tomorrow!!!!

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Saturday, December 08, 2007

I am feeling so FAT! It is so incredibly frustrating right now. I mentioned in a post a couple or 4 weeks ago, that I was going to take a break from weight loss efforts to focus on my family. I didn't stop making healthy meals or working out entirely... but before I knew it... I had not only gained back the 4 lbs I lost since starting here, but another 5 on top of that... So, after Thanksgiving, I jumped back in. Working out 4-5 times a week, really watching my calorie intake... and I haven't lost a THING! I still have the 9 lbs that I gained hanging on! I wanted to get back to my original starting weight before Christmas... but I just don't see how it is possible.

Maybe I am just supposed to be FAT. I have been trying to lose the same 65 lbs for 12 years now, since the illness where I gained it all. Maybe, I should just give up. It doesn't ever seem to want to come off.

A good 8 years ago, when I was single and had all the time in the world, I would go to work, then go straight to the gym, and work out for 2-3 hours a day for months on end... and I actually lost weight... but now, I am married, have a baby, and all sorts of responsibilities, let alone, no where near enough money for a gym membership... how the hell am I supposed to lose weight now? Oh, and I should mention, I have gained back all the weight I lost while at the gym 8 years ago.


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SIMPLYCRICKET 12/8/2007 2:10PM

    Hello! You do not need a gym to lose weight. I went to the gym in the beginning of my life style change but most of the weight I lost was from the dvds that I use. In the beginning I used Leslie Sansone's Walking program (for 7 months), I lost 22 pounds on that. Now that I am down to the last 10/11 pounds I have to increase it a notch higher so I am now using The Firm Ultimate Fat Burning Work out. I work out 6 times a week.

Monday, Wednesday and Saturday are my cardio days.
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday are my strengthening work outs.
I do ABS 5 days straight and followed by 2 days rest.

I follow the calorie allowance that SP provides me. I eat 3 main meals and 2 snacks a day. By doing so I do not experience any binges.

If you need additional help or have questions please feel free to send me a SparkMail.

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