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Chin, Chin

Thursday, July 14, 2011

So I am once again coming back to SP 'cause I hate the me the mirror. Really, I don't hate myself, or even my body, I just really hate the way I look in the mirror. Most of the day I go along thinking I look just fine, then I see a photo or try on pants and I am reminded that I don't like the mirror me. So back again I've come. Part of a general get out of my rut shift I'm doing. All good.

And one of my strategies this time is I've started a group. Weirdly, since there's even a beer lovers group on SP, there is no cocktail lovers group. And cocktails are a great place to save some calories while still making sure you don't feel deprived. So if you're reading this and you like cocktails you could come check out the group so it has more members than just me :). You can find it at
. Now I know that these are "empty calories" (which is silly 'cause all calories are just energy, nothing empty about them) but studies show moderate drinking helps reduce stress and helps people live longer. So have a moderate cocktail (3oz of booze or less) once or twice a week and enjoy guilt free. Plus it's fun to look at recipes and figure out how to lighten them up and these require very little "cooking" time.

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NEELIXNKES 7/14/2011 4:28PM

    emoticon Back!

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HUGMONKEYMOM 7/14/2011 1:25AM

    Nice to see you back! I just returned myself after some time away.

Sorry I won't be joining your group though, I have never really liked alcohol, which, now that I am trying to lose weight, seems to be a pretty serious positive. I'd much rather spend those calories on a cookie...

But I digress. Good luck with the group and welcome back!

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Accountable inaccuracies

Thursday, May 20, 2010

I've decided I do better when I log, which isn't a surprise. But I've also decided I need to accept that logging will never be perfect. I had a salad with breaded soft shell crab, olives, a little cheese, and roasted beets. Pretty healthy but it wasn't at a chain restaurant so I don't know exactly how many calories were in it. But then again there's been strong evidence that even when calories are posted they're not going to be that accurate. So I'll guestimate.

I spent 2 hours trimming the hedges in my front lawn. It wasn't very high impact but it was exercise and I want to count it. It included some raking but perhaps raking is higher impact? Ah well, I'll put it down as raking and halve the time.

I need to accept these things are approximations only. Even if I had raked, the calories burned with be approximate because I'm going to burn at a slightly different rate than someone else. That doesn't make the numbers useless, it just makes them approximate. But if I'm approximately where I should be most of the time I do and will lose weight, and that's the goal here. I've stopped in the past because I figured if I didn't know exactly how bad I'd been but I knew it was bad, it didn't matter if I tried to log. But it does, and I need to. So here's to close enough!

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BREW99 5/27/2010 2:25PM

    Sounds like it was hard work. I try to count my calories burnt but I think you have to listen to your body too. If you are tired, then you must have worked out a great number! :)

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KALORIE-KILLAH 5/21/2010 7:07AM

    Definitely invest in a heart rate monitor. It takes all of the guesstimating out of your physical activities. But, remember, this is only to be worn when doing activities - not during your normal day (sitting watching TV, working at the computer, etc.).


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Bento Lunch 4-27-10

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

I missed making bentos, and I think they really help me get my veggies in :). I'll add a FF yogurt to this at lunch time.

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MIRDREAMS 5/20/2010 10:45PM

    The onigiri was brown sushi rice with some "sushi sprinkles". Even with the yogurt it was a light lunch but I tend to get a lot of my calories at dinner when I'm eating with my husband.

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BREW99 5/18/2010 3:38PM

    Looks yummy! What's your onigiri made from? Was there enough to eat? Love bentos but I really cram millions of veggies and fruits into them. haha

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C25K W5D2

Monday, April 26, 2010

Hey, I ran for 8 minutes at a go and I was feeling fine. Kept walking with the cool down until I got to 300 calories. The most frustrating thing about the C25K program is it's a lot less exercise than I was getting when I was doing the elliptical every day and I blame that in part for the fact that I'm not losing any weight. Of course, I'm not being religious in my food tracking either so I'm sure that's not helping. I'm just getting frustrated. I want out of this body and I was hoping I'd already have made some real progress by now. I mean, I've got two-four pounds from when I started SP that have really stayed off but I'm facing the fact that I'm up a pants size from where I was a year ago and even if I have more stamina I'm just frustrated. I feel better but the scale and the pants, they don't agree that I'm making progress. Grrrr....


Bento Lunch 1-20-10

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

I still have the pesky cold and have done no cardio or exercise for a week now, but at least my lunch is healthy:

Salmon poached in white wine and a mustard dill sauce, a roll, a salad with fat free honey Dijon dressing. Not too shabby. The tangerine has already been eaten :)

We do what we can.

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BREW99 1/25/2010 11:37AM


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SPARTANJAI 1/21/2010 7:11AM

    MMMMMMMMMM looks delicious!

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