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My total calories for today.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

For Breakfast this morning I had a Almond fruit smoothie, coffee and sweet cream sugar free creamer. Total calories = 210

For Lunch I had Fish McBites regular size from McDonald's, mini sweet peppers, celery, carrots & Light ranch dressing. Total Calories = 644

For Dinner I had a turkey burger wrap with Miracle whip & mustard, broccoli, cauliflower and Minute Maid light lemonade. Total calories = 452

My snacks today were 4 Pillsbury valentine cookies, 2 strawberry sugar free jello snack size and herbal tea with stevia. Total calories = 265

Grand Total for today = 1571 calories

I know my choices weren't the best, but I really wanted some cookies today. I also drank my 64 oz of water today.

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RX_2_RV 2/23/2013 8:15PM

    I think it is important to incorporate some fun foods into the plan...this is life after all, not a diet. I like the skinny cow ice cream sandwiches and carve out enough calories for one a few times per week. That way, I don't feel deprived and miserable. As long as healthy food is MOST of what I eat, a little treat now and then is just fine!

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I want to be her again, Happy!

Monday, February 04, 2013

So last night when I went to bed all I could think about is my past. I think my past played a big part in why I am fat today. I need to start looking at my past and making peace with it. I do not want it to define who I am and keep me from becoming who I want to be. I want to be thin again. I want to sky dive, play volleyball, go camping, hiking and most of all, play with my children more. Here are some pictures of me throughout the years. I want to be her again.

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CRAFTY1960 2/7/2013 4:15PM

    you will get there one step at a time, be happy you are creating a new you I know you can do it

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Monday, January 21, 2013

So this weekend my husband and I went to the movie Django. I decided to have some popcorn. I know it wasnít the best choice, but you know what, neither my husband nor I ever eat that kind of food. We choose to have that one treat to share. I have not seen a gain, but I also exercised and watched my other calories going in. I ate many veggies, fruit, water and a little protein to offset the bad treat. I weigh-in on Wednesday and think I will see a loss.

I am working at losing another 65lbs by June 15th. My family and I will be going to Walt Disney World and I want to fit into the rides comfortable and be able to keep up with my children. I know that choosing the right foods will help me do that. I also know if I donít have a special treat once and a while I will go back to totaling pigging out on all junk food, because I will start feeling deprived.

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TIMELAG 1/22/2013 10:49AM

    It sounds like you have figured out what works for you. I'm sure you will feel healthy, confident, and comfortable at Disney and enjoy that special time with your family. Best of luck!

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    You have done an amazing job of losing weight. Looking forward to following you as you journey towards the 65 pound weight loss prior to going to Walt Disney World.
Wishing you a good weigh in on Wednesday.

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COOKIE_AT_51 1/21/2013 7:10PM

    I have had a good week on our first BLC week and it sounds like you are too. emoticon Good decision to share and offset the popcorn with water and fresh fruit, veggies! I have to watch the sodium so I choose to track it in my tracker ... it is amazing how fast it adds up! Here's to a good number on the emoticon on Wednesday.

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Thursday, January 17, 2013

I really need to work on toning, tightening and strength training. I have no upper body strength. This has always been my weakness. Even when I was in school as a child I could never complete the presidential fitness. I was in excellent shape. I played volleyball, ran, shot put, hurdles, high jump and was always swimming. Maybe I was just fearful of what I can really do. Maybe I am my worst enemy always sabotaging my own success and goals.

Crunches- 30
Push ups- 7
Planks-10 seconds
Wall sits-27 seconds
Arm curls with free weights-30

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CARBJUNKIE83 1/17/2013 1:15PM

    emoticon What a great start to your fitness challenge! emoticon and you will see great results! - Manda emoticon

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My Goals for BLC21

Thursday, January 17, 2013

The BLC21 started yesterday! I am so excited to be a part of the Sassy Shamrock Sheriffs. The wonderful ladies in this group our amazing. I think they will be my inspiration during this challenge. emoticon

One of the things are cappy asked us to do is think about what our goals are going to be for the next 12 weeks. I have many, but will be focusing on ones that I have to be consistent about to maintain a healthy life-style for life.

1. I need to drink more water. I have gone many whole days without even drinking a full glass of water. I am rarely thirsty. emoticon

2. I need to get up and move more each day. I purchased the fitbit to help me with that task. emoticon

3. I really need to get 7 or more hours a sleep a night. I am lucky if I get 5 hours a night now and then I drag all the next day. emoticon

4. Track all food on the Spark website. emoticon

5. I need to do 20 minutes of cardio a day. I own an elliptical and have no reason to not get on it every day, while I watch one of my recorded shows. emoticon

6. The biggest one of all is to be 25-30lbs lighter by the end of this challenge. emoticon

Now I will leave you with some of my favorite says:

1. Believe in yourself and it will happen

2. Make one healthy choice and then make another

3. Success isn't a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire." -Arnold Glasgow

4. You donít have to go fast you just have to go

5. The reason people give up is because they focus on how far they have to go and not how far they have come

6. Clear you mind of the words I Canít

7. Run when you can, walk when you have to; crawl if you must, just never give up

8. Who you are right now, or at any one moment of your lifetime, does not define who you are as a person. Youóand only you--can change your life today.

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MAMACHAMBS 1/18/2013 2:01PM

    You have some very clear cut and precise goals. Keep your focus and your motivation. 80% of your success depends on your mind. Believe to achieve. Commit to get fit!

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COOKIE_AT_51 1/17/2013 9:50AM

    Great Goals ... also love your sayings, good luck with BLC21! emoticon

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CRAFTY1960 1/17/2013 8:58AM

    emoticon Great goals

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HANDYV 1/17/2013 8:29AM


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