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Day 223 & Thanks for all the responses yesterday

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Thank you to everyone who responded to my question yesterday. It's all really helpful advice.

Today I was able to get in a 2 mile jog with a 1/4 mile walk before and after. My jogging miles were 13:30 and 14:00. These are pretty average times for me. It was 80 degrees already when I got out there, so I tried to take it easy.

The kids had their conference swim meet yesterday, and they all got to swim. This is the first time the coach has used all my kids in the conference. Even Bridget (6) got to participate on one of the relay teams. Hubby said she was so excited. Stevie (10) took first place in the 25 freestyle. He got his time down to 17.1! That's 2 seconds faster than his best time. He took second or first in the IM. Hubby said it was a "photo" finish. I'm so proud of all of them.

  
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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 7/8/2012 6:25PM

    I'm glad all your children did well. It's always nice when everyone succeeds!

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    Congrats to all the kids!

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Day 222-Spark Question-How do you stay on track with summer eating?

Saturday, July 07, 2012

Not much time again, so I did another 10 minutes on the elliptical. I ate great yesterday, and not too bad the day before. It's my eating I really need to start being consistent with. I love summer treats like ice cream and root beer floats. I also have a harder time now since we seem to be traveling, small trips, a lot.

How does everyone stay on track with eating during the summer?

  
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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 7/7/2012 11:00PM

    I agree that if you will feel deprived without the treats then just keep the portions small and only allow one a day at most. Traveling is hard. Drinking enough water helps fight cravings as well.

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JAMARIEHICKEY 7/7/2012 10:06PM

    I find I tend to actually do better in the summer than the winter. I enjoy all the fresh fruits and veggies available in the summer. Since my bf is diabetic, we have to watch the sweets that we have in the house.

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NIKKICOLE83 7/7/2012 9:38PM

    I agree that fresh summer fruits and vegetables are helpful in satisfying your sweet tooth so I try to keep them on hands at all times. I also make sure that I do allow myself a little bit of everything I want during cookouts/summer parties. But when I say little, I mean a little. The variety keeps me happy. I also make sure that on those days that I get in an extremely hard workout before hand.

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WOUBBIE 7/7/2012 12:23PM

    I find that limiting my choices really helps. I spend a couple of hours on the weekend making egg salad for breakfast and other lunch items for work. I always have a pre-measured bag of nuts in the car, as well as water. (I don't allow myself to drink anything else but water and coffee anyway).

Every gram of sugar or starch will throw me out of ketosis and stop me from burning fat, so I, well, just forbid it. I'll occasionally have one bite of something just to taste it, but I'm able to just walk away at that point. If you're not, and a lot of people can't, then you should probably just avoid it.

The real problem is not the ice cream and the float, but the associations you have with them. If they say "summer happiness" to you, you're going to be hard-pressed to avoid them. But if "summer happiness" is enjoying being outdoors, and swimming with the kids, and picnics by the lake, then who needs the food? :)

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KPETSCHE 7/7/2012 12:17PM

    I also agree, but I feel that a few bites or drinks of something usually satisfies my cravings. It's the extra snacks to take along that takes the time. Have a good weekend at work.

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MUSICMOMOF2 7/7/2012 12:07PM

    Things are crazier in the summer. The nice thing is all the fruits and veggies that are in season. My suggestion would be to have some snacks planned ahead and take them with you on your little trips. Summer is tough because ice cream is sooooo yummy! Have a great weekend!

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Day 221

Friday, July 06, 2012

I did the elliptical today for 10 minutes. That's all the time I've got, gotta run!

  
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    Awesome as always!

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 7/6/2012 1:10PM

    Have a GREAT weekend Chris!

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MUSICMOMOF2 7/6/2012 12:24PM

    Way to go! Have a great day!

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DOLLFACEDX 7/6/2012 11:56AM

    Doesn't sound like much, does it? But, I have one and that is a HUGE amount of time to spend on an elliptical - congrats to you!
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Day 220

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Today I was busy catching up food prep to eat healthy food, and laundry from being gone lots of days this week. I finally got my workout done, and hubby convinced me to lift weights. That was about a 30 min workout. I haven't done weights as much as I want, but I've at least started back at doing them again. Last week I got one weight session in, this week one weight session as well. Maybe I'll be able to get some done on Saturday too. We'll see how my time goes. As always, I'll be busy, busy, busy.

  
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THALIA_RAYNNE 7/6/2012 10:00AM

    Have a great weekend and keep up the good work

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MUSICMOMOF2 7/6/2012 8:29AM

    Sounds like another busy day for you. Have a great Friday!

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 7/5/2012 9:41PM

    It's always good to get caught up on things. And food prep is of utmost importance. Sounds like you had a great workout!

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Day 219-Happy 4th!

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

I got my 30 minutes in on the elliptical today. I stayed inside due to the heat. Now to have fun with the family to celebrate the 4th!
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    Way to go! Hope you have a great 4th!

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 7/4/2012 3:58PM

    Happy 4th of July Chris! We are headed out to watch my nephew shoot off a rocket he got for Christmas and then we might take the girls to see the new movie Brave.

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