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Day 8 (Week 1)

Sunday, July 15, 2012

So... Um. I sort of forgot that I was Sparking yesterday. I have a bunch of excuses as to why I didn't but I'm just going to say I didn't pay attention and leave it at that.

Weekly round up:

Calories: I was in range 4/7 days. Not bad. I can certainly improve there.

Exercise: weight training - 2/3, cardio - 2/3. Considering I wasn't really planning to get in any exercise the fact that I got this much in makes me happy. I should have gotten more, but I did do 100% more than I had been.

Water: 4/7 days. This is the one I should have done much better with. This is the easy one.

All in all, not a bad week. There's room for improvement but I can make these changes. I don't have to do it all at once, I just have to do it.


Day 7

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Work, yesterday, kicked me hard. I was running from the moment I got there until the moment I left. By the time I got home I was exhausted and seriously considering crawling in to bed at 7:30. However, I stuck to my eating plan. I knew that Friday was going to be a hard day and I knew I wanted to chill a bit with some potato chips, so I made sure there was room for them. I wasn't as good with the water consumption but we've all got to start somewhere.


Day 6

Friday, July 13, 2012

So, I forgot to track yesterday. It was one minor convienence after another and I just didn't want to write it all down. I even went to food as my comfort item. I figured I'd blown it anyway. This morning I put in everything I hadn't yesterday. I'm fairly certain that I remembered everything. I was plesantly surprised that I came in on target.

I even exercsied yesterday morning! Sure, it didn't burn a lot of calories but I was sweating and panting and, most importantly, moving.

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SPARKLISE 7/13/2012 1:17PM

    Sometimes it seems worst than it really is.
Glad you did not get discouraged!
Have a nice week-end! emoticon

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Day 5

Thursday, July 12, 2012

So close! I was one glass of water short of making my 8 glasses a day. It's tempting to cheat and count the can of Coke as "mostly water".

Yesterday was a pizza day. It just felt like one. I did limit myself to just one piece and I dabbed all the grease off the top before I ate it. By the time I got home I had planned to just forget trying to stay on target and enjoy some potato chips too. But I didn't. Dinner was still a bit bigger than it should have been but I didn't completely blow myself out of the water.

Unfortunately, I didn't exercise in the evening. Between work and wanting to spend some time with my family I find it really difficult to exercise at night. If I get moving this morning I should be able to exercise this morning. But I need to get started.

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HEATHER1969 7/12/2012 10:42PM

    Schedule your workouts into your day.... it helps to get them in. Get the family doing active stuff together, play tennis or go hiking or walking together. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LUZBAHDER 7/12/2012 10:54AM

    Time with the family is as important or inclusive more important that work out. Do not feel guilty for spend time with them, BUT (yes, there is always a BUT) now is time to workout...GET STARTED!!! emoticon

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CASTIRONLADY 7/12/2012 10:48AM

    Your review of you day will go a long way in helping you have another good day.

Great job! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Day 4

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

I can't believe how sore I am! I didn't exercise yesterday and I went over my goals (by just a little but I'm still bummed I went over). If I'd said "no" to that second cookie I would have been fine. Dinner was a bit more calorie intensive than I'd planned but my husband decided he didn't want to cook dinner. That left takeout.

I've had more calorie intensive takeout. This was actually a good blend of meat, vegetables and starch. Our local Greek restaurant does meals for take away. It was the portion size that was out of control. I probably should have just split it into two as soon as he walked in the door. But it's so good! And there's my problem with food in a nutshell.

Oh well, today's a new day. I can stick to my calorie plan and force myself to do the weight training tonight. I don't know if I'll get another activity in tonight. I think I promised my little boy that I'd play a game with him.


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