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Fitness/ Food Tracker change

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

WOW... after doing the changes that Coach Jen recommended on the motivational video, my calorie intake went up to 2000 kcal min a day. I have been working out more and my nursing job has changed to a more physical position. I have lost 30 lbs and looking for to beating this plateau and slamming my weight loss goals. I remember as I work out each day that I am a ROCKSTAR....

  
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KOFFEENUT 6/5/2013 12:41AM

    You DO rock!!!

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PATRICIAAK 6/4/2013 11:03PM

    super!

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Diet Sabotage

Sunday, May 19, 2013

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I am not going to blame someone else for the choices I make with my food. I am the one who chose's to eat it. In this day and age, you can ask for food to be prepared a certain way at restaurants, read ingredients, and even fast food chains have calories and nutritional information listed. This reminds me of the movie " Super Size Me". Turlock ate McDonalds everyday, for every meal, and ate the super size if they asked him if he would want to get the "super size". That had all to do with choice's, even McDonald's had the choice to change their menu. In my opinion it had nothing to do with sabotage, it was all about choices.
I have a friend who did the same thing, as proof that it could work the other way too. She ate McDonalds every day for 1 month, chosing healthy foods for breakfast, lunch and dinner and lost 30lbs. She had the yogurt parfait or a breakfast sandwich and threw away the bun with coffee no sugar, for breakfast, and had a water or diet coke with one of their grilled chicken salads for lunch and dinner. She kept plenty of fruit of and vegetables at home for snacks and sent a letter to McDonalds to show the other side of the story. They were pleased with her results and since then have even made further changes on their menu based on her suggestions. She has a Masters in Nursing and is working in community care. Not everyone can afford, or have the knowledge base to make healthy choices. If we can educate people and give them the knowledge to make their own choices, NOT FORCE them, you may see more people getting slimmer waist lines.
Our lives are about choices every day, with every aspect of our life. If you to hit the snooze button a dozen times in the morning and ultimately miss your morning workout, it is your choice.
My recent example is a graduation for my adopted daughter last night. She graduated from college and worked very hard for the last few years. I made a healthy gluten free, pasta salad with chicken. Lots of veggies in it and limited the oil and vinegar. HOWEVER, we also ordered a pizza and had beer. I ate a slice of pizza and a beer as well as the salad. I could have made a green salad, but a bunch of 23 year olds, wanted pizza. Our choice, no sabatoging involved.
My choice today is to go to church, exercise and start a new day.

  
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KOFFEENUT 5/19/2013 10:06PM

    You are SO right - it is about our choices. I figure all things in moderation. Can I have pizza and beer? Absolutely! Every day? Probably not the best choices for getting me to my goals....

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AMYISSUCCEEDING 5/19/2013 9:02PM

    I enjoyed reading your blog and it is so true. My WW Leader once said you can eat out everyday and loss weight by making the right choices.
Have a great week.
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PATRICIAAK 5/19/2013 8:52PM

    I wish more people would accept responsibilty. Great blog!

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Finally closer to the light at the end of the tunnel.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

It is a long story as to how I gained 40lbs, but the long and short of it is that I started working as a nurse, had crazy schedules and not the kindest co-workers.. " Eat their young mentality". I don't know why some have to behave like that, but it is an embarrassment to the profession. I also have a husband in the military who has been deployed 4 times, put raising kids with that and you just start to eat your stress away.

I went to a wedding in August for a buddy of my husbands who was deployed with him to Afghanistan. When I saw the pictures of me with my friends, I was disgusted. On September 1, 2012 I got on the scale and was at my highest ever. 180lbs.
I needed something to motivate me and keep me accountable. I started sparkpeople, Again..... I have done it a few times with no avail. This time was a bit different, I joined SparkCoach. I tried the free trial and then kept up with it. $ 7.99 is a great deal to have a coach, a motivational speaker, a trainer, a nutritionist and a Doctor at your fingertips, every single day. I can proudly say that I am down 30lbs now, I still have 10 to go for my goal, but I have changed many things in my life, the main thing is my job. I am still working as a nurse, but I went to another area of nursing, my husband is home and I have been scheduling my workouts daily as an appointment on my calendar, so my alarm goes off and I get ready as if I am going to any other important event. I also did the "couch to 5K" challenge and have done 2 so far. My goal is to do a 5K each month until I can run the whole way without walking, then I will do the 10K training. There is NOTHING, you can't do if you plan and have the right support network.

I hope this helps others, I have been very happy with the SparkCoach program and I also use all of the Sparkpeople APPS on my Iphone. The technology that we have at our fingertips can be so useful. I love that I live in this day of technology, although it can be harmful to some if abused, it has helped me keep in touch with old friends, make new friends and lose 30lbs. I say bravo to sparkpeople, and in the words of Chris.... Keep Sparking. emoticon

  
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KOFFEENUT 5/17/2013 12:26PM

    Good for you for getting out there and making it happen - and congratulations on a 30# loss!!!

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PATRICIAAK 5/15/2013 11:28PM

    Super!

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Shaking it up a bit

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

OK, so what do I need to do to shake up my workout and get past my plateau. I have started it in some way I have recently changed my weight workout, by setting a different body part for each day. I try and do some sort of cardio each day, even if it is a slow walk at the mall. It is very frigid cold in CT now and I will not walk my dog. I hate the cold and don't tolerate it anymore. I like snow, it is fun, but if it is just cold and there is nothing to do, forget it. I have also set up a gym in my basement and put in my DVD's or watch a video on spark people. And lastly, I tune in on the music when I am cleaning my house or playing with my dogs and DANCE like NO ONE is watching. Have fun and do it different every day. Press on people and keep sparking. emoticon

  


If weight wasn't a number

Friday, February 08, 2013

If I never stepped on a scale and had no magazine covers with bone thin women with beautiful skin and hair, I would say that I would need to feel comfortable with myself. Self esteem has always been an issue for me, and millions of other women. It isn't that feel I am not good enough, it is that I always feel that there is room for improvement. I would feel healthy if I could run and not feel winded after 2 minutes. I would feel good if could hike a mountain and not be sore the next few days. I would feel great if I aged gracefully and had no worries of disease. My family history unfortunately is not the best and there are many cancers and heart disease. I eat healthy and take care of myself, but stress is the worst thing that I deal with and don't handle it for long periods of time. No one should have to deal with stressful situations alone. I love spark people because it touches on this in several areas. There are groups that we can join and there are many articles related to the effects of stress on your body, physically and mentally. I like that spark people touches on those and ways we can take care of ourselves.

  
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PAMLICO-DAZE 2/8/2013 6:41PM

    Just loved your blog post. We tend to be harder on ourselves than others. I will try not to judge my success based on a photo of a woman on a cover. I am not photo shopped. I am real and I am going to love the body Igot in the genetic lottery. emoticon

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BETH49 2/8/2013 6:32PM

    What a beautiful post. What a great idea to ask myself how I would want to feel if I wasn't always judging myself against media images. Gonna try this myself.
Thank you

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