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Finding Balance.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

So I've been having trouble finding time to exercise. I asked myself today "How did I figure it out last time??"

Then I realized my schedule at work is completely different than it was when I was working out hardcore at the gym. I use to work 10-6 mostly, take the kids to the bus at 7, then go to the gym for 2 hours, then work. I felt awesome!

Now fast forward to the present.

I work 5am - 1 pm. I get up around 3:30am five days a week. I get home, I'm exhausted.

Today I thought, as soon as I get home I am getting on the treadmill. Not going to go in and sit down and get all cozy on the couch like I have been. I came home and did just that.
60 minutes on the treadmill, I burned a little over 500 calories.

I know that I am capable of doing this if I'm willing to dish out the work. I am tired, but feeling good!!

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TRAVELGO 4/12/2014 11:06AM

  Way to go!!

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WATCHMECANCAN 4/10/2014 1:14PM

    Good Girl! Any habit starts with actually doing something just once. Just be mindful not to get to over zealous as you get back into it and build your stamina up sensibly. emoticon

One day down, one more tomorrow, repeat..... emoticon

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 4/10/2014 10:27AM

    That's an awesome plan! Great job!

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BBORDEN86 4/10/2014 10:16AM

    Sounds great!!! Glad you are figuring things out. I need to work on the exercise thing myself. :)

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ECHAVEZ2 4/10/2014 9:14AM

    Woo!hoo!

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MAZZIE973 4/10/2014 9:10AM

    Sounds like a great plan! emoticon emoticon

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LJCANNON 4/9/2014 8:19PM

    I like what Adventureseeker said -- You're going to be tired either way and after a Great Workout, it is a "Good Tired".

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ADVENTURESEEKER 4/9/2014 7:45PM

    You know- you're going to be tired either way, may as well feel good from the workout as well as tired, right?
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TIME4CARRI 4/9/2014 7:35PM

    You know you got this! Be kind to yourself, your schedule is grueling and you are getting back to it after some change. It's okay. Good for you for having a plan and sticking to it.
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WINNIE1978 4/9/2014 7:29PM

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MENNOLY 4/9/2014 7:25PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon If you keep it up it will get easier! I am finding that I am beginning to feel like I did when I was successful. It has been 3 months since I got back to regular exercise and tracking my food.

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BARBARAROSE54 4/9/2014 7:23PM

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MOMMA-MOOSE 4/9/2014 7:22PM

    It's so easy to talk ourselves out of exercising. I hate exercising - I don't mind being busy or active - it's just dedicated exercise that makes me cringe. But keeping in mind that I gotta do it, I try to get it done pretty soon after getting in from work. I'm happy when I know I've "gotten it over with." Sad, but true.

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I'm a grandma!

Friday, April 04, 2014

Ok not really. LOL

My German Shepherd had puppies!!! Boy oh boy. some of the peeps on my facebook page didn't like it. Ok I get that there are lots of dogs that need homes, but that doesn't mean I should have to fix mine. We take care of all of our dogs, and when the pups are big enough we will make sure they go to good homes.
Here is an adorable picture of them..



IF I was looking right, there are 6 girls and one little boy!!


Ok enough about my poochies...

Food wise, I've been doing good. I had to buy a new scale today and sadly it weighs a couple of pounds heavier than the last one I was using but that's ok.

Still cant get myself motivated to exercise much. I am on day 11 of being binge free so I'm feeling pretty good about that. When you go from eating 5000 plus calories a day down to 1200-1300, your body can tell a big difference. I feel like I'm starving lol. I know that I'm not though. :)

I hope you guys are doing wonderful, I'm going to try to read some blogs today if my internet will cooperate.

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CDOEFER 4/7/2014 7:39AM

    Awww! Nothing like puppies. Congratulations on a safe delivery :-)

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BESSHAILE 4/7/2014 7:26AM

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Too bad they weren't born on April 1 - but it's still a good joke.

Yay for the healthy pups and the healthy you.

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JANTWO 4/7/2014 1:08AM

    Congratulations!!!! They are precious!!!!

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BRENDABUNNY 4/6/2014 5:40PM

    emoticon And they are adorable!

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TANYA602 4/6/2014 5:16PM

    How very sweet! Congratulations! And congrats on your day 11 streak! Keep it up --it takes time but your body will adjust. Drinking lots of water helps stave off the hunger, as well.
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PINKNFITCARLA 4/4/2014 7:09PM

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MOTHEPRO 4/4/2014 5:35PM

    emoticon Your puppies are so cute!

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PAULKNUTH 4/4/2014 4:39PM

    Awesome!!!


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NANFACEMIRE1 4/4/2014 4:24PM

    Congrats on your new puppies. and emoticon on food wise too.

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WINNIE1978 4/4/2014 3:27PM

    Congrats on the puppies.

Bulk up on the veggies to get you feeling full... makes a huge difference. emoticon

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EVER-HOPEFUL 4/4/2014 3:25PM

    congratulations grandma,lol.re the exercise i am sure it wont be long before all your grandoggies have you running round chasing them as they all decide to go into differant directions,love.keep on keeping on emoticon

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LINOVER 4/4/2014 3:17PM

    emoticon Cute puppies!

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Dear Monday....go step on a Lego

Monday, March 31, 2014

LOLOLOLOL

That is exactly how I feel today. It has not been a terrific. They can't all be rainbows and sunshine, I guess.

First... Our register at work wasn't working. Not that I didn't enjoy the little break of not waiting on people, but it made time creep. Second...we always get our delivery truck on Monday morning around 5 am. Today they called and said they were running 4 hours late. Really??

I'm finally home, and we have a leaking toilet. My parents are going to ride out in a little bit and my dad is going to see if he can fix it. Praying we dont need a new one.

Today food wise has been decent. I got a sub from subway.

6 inch flatbread
Ham
pepperjack cheese
lettuce, tomato
and light mayo.

I thought I did pretty good, but after you add all the little extras, it was just a little over 400 calories.
(facepalm)

IF I don't have anything else this evening, I'll be ending it at 1185. I may have something small later.

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5-HTP update. Ok today is the 4th day that I've taken it. It might just my mind telling me that it is helping, but I honestly think it is. Weird thing. It sort of makes my stomach upset. Just a pinch.

Have a great evening ya'll!

  
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GRATEFUL_BEING 4/1/2014 3:41PM

    I think 400 a meal us good as long as its the right combo fats, protein, and carbs. You got this. And that sandwich sound pretty darn good to me.

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BBORDEN86 4/1/2014 10:00AM

    I don't think the 400 for the sandwich is that bad. Don't be so hard on yourself. I think you should have what you want and in moderation. I think you are doing great!!! Keep up the good work, and try to avoid legos. Monday's suck though.

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ARUNNINGKAT 3/31/2014 10:44PM

    Love your blog title! As someone who has been around a lot of little kids and legos, I understand completely just how much you hate this Monday. Hope the rest of your week is better!

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SEATTLE58 3/31/2014 10:17PM

    We went to have lunch today at an Indian Restaurant. Oh my, love, love, love that kind of food. You walk in the restaurant and it just about takes you away with the scent of that Indian food. Did I mention "love"? emoticon So there's hopefully another day tomorrow and I'll try my best to eat better with eating less of everything. We have to live and we have to eat healthy, but how do we do it every day? It's really impossible. So don't beat yourself up if you have one day every now and then not so perfect. Afterall, we are human. I hope that your toilet is a quick fix. We have our bathroom sink plugging up and Drano didn't budge it. We'll have to see what happens next. I know....fun huh?! emoticon We'll both keep our chins up and have a good day in all ways, lots better tomorrow!

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BARBARAROSE54 3/31/2014 10:12PM

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WINNIE1978 3/31/2014 6:58PM

    Sorry it was a rough day. Hope the toilet is an easy fix!

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BRENDABUNNY 3/31/2014 6:33PM

    I have light popcorn for a snack in the evening or a cut up apple those two things are pretty filling with low calories...Your doing great! emoticon

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JEREMY723 3/31/2014 6:10PM

    Hope everything turns out. What's leaking, the supply line, the seal under the toilet or something else? The supply hose and the wax ring could be replaced for less than $10 each, not including the time to replace them. We recently replaced 2 toilets, each for under $100 and have been happy with both.

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Short and Sweet

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Ugh! I had this blog written once and accidently deleted it. Really???

Basically it was just me rambling about how I've made it SIX WHOLE DAYS without binge eating.
SIX WHOLE DAYS of staying in my calorie range.

Last night I was looking at my pics on here and instantly was depressed. Would you keep them or delete them? Honest answers PLEASE!!!

Todays calories ended at 1190. I've been having issues with my left knee for well over a month and I don't want to make it worse. My goal right now is exercise 3 times a week and I have done that. So today I'm taking it easy. Sometimes it's just as easy to eat less than to work out for me.

Here is a Sunday Funny for you. love, Love, LOVE cats. esp funny ones. lol

  
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GRATEFUL_BEING 4/1/2014 3:53PM

    Michelle I have yo yoed a dozen times or more. I see the pictures going back and forth from my teens to my 40's. It makes me sad, ashamed yet I keep those pictures for inspiration if I did it then I can do it now. Its a part of my history and what has made me -me. I have love myself for who I am fat or thin. I will never give up trying to be healthy. I sit here in my big girl panties ready to fight never ending battle of obesity. You can do this one day at a time.

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BBORDEN86 4/1/2014 9:57AM

    Hilarious cat picture!!! I'm going to steal it for my Facebook.

I think you answered your own question. I would save them on your computer, but I wouldn't keep them on Sparkpeople. That will give you room to show NEW progress pictures, and so you aren't constantly focused on what you did or didn't do before and what you are doing NOW. :)

Or if you don't want to delete them all save the ones that GIVE you motivation, and everything else needs to go. You don't want that negative energy when you get on here.

Lots of love.
Beth

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OMMAMA7 3/31/2014 9:56AM

    And let me add, I'd keep them somewhere on your computer, so you can add them back later if you'd like, but maybe take them off your page so they aren't visible right now if it bothers you emoticon

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OMMAMA7 3/31/2014 9:54AM

    I think that when you said that looking at them made you instantly depressed, you answered your own question. I'd get rid of them. The past is in the past. Focus on the present and the future. You are doing awesome!! If you have an immediate emotional reaction to something, follow that gut feeling. Anything that doesn't make you instantly happy or make you feel amazing should go! Everyone is different in how they relate to pics from the past. It doesn't matter what others say you should do, it matters how you FEEL. :) Do what you gotta do and move forward! :)

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KIMMYLOU4 3/31/2014 9:40AM

    I've been wondering the same thing too. I've gained back all of my weight and it's really hard to see all of the pics from when I was losing and looking more fit and actually enjoying working out. As others have said I'd leave the pics for motivation. Not because of what you were but because of what you're going to become. You're awesome, btw. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ADVENTURESEEKER 3/31/2014 9:27AM

    Way to go on 6 whole days without binge eating! I'd keep the pictures up for motivation perhaps, but you know yourself and what might be a trigger. You want to make yourself feel happy and not depressed.
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NELLJONES 3/31/2014 7:48AM

    You'll be very happy to show the Before and During pics once you get to the After pics.

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BRENDABUNNY 3/31/2014 12:40AM

    I say leave the pictures because before you know it you will be back to the same size you were with your total loss and everything will still be in place it is accomplishments that you have made that you worked hard for! But you need to do what makes you inspired to feel & do good emoticon emoticon

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TIME4CARRI 3/31/2014 12:28AM

    No don't delete your pics. That's you girl. It's you on your journey and you are on the same journey now. Those are your accomplishments, your trophies and they deserve to stay. Be inspired!

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BARBARAROSE54 3/30/2014 10:23PM

    keep the pictures. The one in my profile is when I lost 75 lbs, I put it all back on and didn't want to look at those pictures, then the 2nd of January I decided to put it up so I could see how happy I looked and it's my motivation that I want to be there again, and it is working. I haven't had one binge day and have lost 17.5 lbs.

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 3/30/2014 8:00PM

    Congrats on the 6 day binge free streak, that's great! The pictures... I honestly don't know. I'd say keep them for motivation, remember what you're capable of... but I don't want you to be upset by them and have them be a trigger for binging either... I would say to keep your largest before and smallest after, maybe one of your side by sides, and chuck the rest. Make room for your NEW pics! Your NEW milestones!

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WINNIE1978 3/30/2014 7:47PM

    emoticon Congrats on the 6 days! Hope your knee feels better soon!

If the pictures are making you feel bad I say take them off of your page, but save a copy of them somewhere in case you want to look back at them some day. Some people can use pictures like that as motivation, but some people find that they have the opposite effect. Do what you feel is right for you.

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SEATTLE58 3/30/2014 7:43PM

    emoticon Good for you to get six days in your calorie range out of 7. emoticon You definitely know how to do it, with how successful you were in the past too! I have mixed emotions about your pictures, just like you! I think to save them for motivation and then I think delete them and start all over, because that's motivation too. So, you can just go by the majority vote and let that be it and that will be it! Take care and thanks for the inspiration you are to me. I need it so much!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SCOUTMOM715 3/30/2014 7:35PM

    I would keep the pictures too for extra motivation. emoticon for day 6 of not binging! emoticon

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STLADEE 3/30/2014 7:24PM

    I wanted to delete pictures too but good and bad they are all motivating! Keep them!

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MENNOLY 3/30/2014 7:11PM

    Leave the pictures and use them for inspiration. emoticon

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Day 5 Do-over

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Wow two blogs in one day, I really have missed this lol.

I'm on day 5 of my do-over. I log all of my food on myfitnesspal because I do think their app is better, but I'm going to bore you with my stats for the last 5 days. Then being caught up I'll just do it daily.

Monday was my birthday. It was not day 1 lol.

Tuesday day one
Calories in : 1306
Calories burned: 140
Net calories: 1166

Wednesday day two
Calories in : 1280
Calories burned: 319
Net calories: 961

Thursday Day three
Calories in : 1420
Calories burned: 181
Net calories : 1239

Friday Day four
Calories in: 1345
Calories burned: 281
Net calories : 1064

Saturday Day five
Calories in : 1210
Calories burned: 0
Net calories 1210


There it is. My first week, most of it anyway. No my food choices weren't always perfect. (Dang those McDonalds burritos), but I DID NOT binge this week, I exercised 4 out of 5 days, and I stayed within my calorie ranges. Feels awesome.

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BBORDEN86 4/1/2014 9:54AM

    Awesome job. It's not about being perfect, it's the fact that you are giving it a try everyday. :) It will get better, but samll steps right now. You got this!!!!!!

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 3/30/2014 7:42AM

    That's AWESOME, congratulations! You're doing great, keep it up! HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!!! Love you girl!

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ADVENTURESEEKER 3/30/2014 2:10AM

    Way to go on staying within your healthy range for calories!!

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SASSYLJB 3/29/2014 10:45PM

    You got this girl! It is one day at a time as this is our lifestyle!

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TIME4CARRI 3/29/2014 10:43PM

    Yay for you!!! Love all your new beautiful spring colors!
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