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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

I'm trying to get out of the habit of snacking. Even when I'm not hungry, I have this desire to eat. If there's something yummy around, I want to eat it.

Right now I'm trying really hard not to have some girl scout cookies that are in our office kitchen. I know one cookie won't make or break me, but I already had a chocolate-covered strawberry earlier. The nice thing about my office is the yummy leftovers from catered meetings. The bad thing is the leftovers are often very tempting!

Based on what I've eaten today and what I plan to eat for dinner, I will be within my calorie range. I could eat a cookie and still be within my range ... but at the high end.

ARGH. It's just one cookie, but it's the death of me right now. I can't focus. I should just eat a cookie so I can get one with my work. But I don't want one cookie .... I want five.



Friday, August 10, 2007

So this week I decided I'm going to start working out before work, and I'm going to stick with it. Well, I forgot on Monday and set my alarm for my usual time. But Tuesday, I remember and went, and again on Wednesday. Thursday I didn't get to bed early enough the night before and gave in a didn't go to the gym. But Friday (today), I forced myself to get up when my alarm went off. I didn't want to, but I keep telling myself that I had to. So I did. And I'm glad I did. Go me. So I think if I can go at least 3-4 times per week before work and at least once on the weekends, that'll be good for me.


AM workouts

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

I love to sleep. And I love to sleep in. I hate waking up earlier than I have to.

But I know that if I'm going to stick to a workout schedule, I'm going to have to do it in the AM. I work 8a-4:30p every weekday, it's SO easy when I get home to do anything but workout - I either have night class, have to run errands, go to the grocery store, make a nice dinner or I'm just too lazy or tired to go to the gym. I've tried to make a routine of going post-work and it's just not happening. But, I have to workout - because it's good for me and I'm wasting a lot of money on a gym membership if I don't! So, I have to suck it up and wake-up earlier. So my new goal is to get out of bed at 5am everyday, make it to the gym by 5:30, leave by 6:30, get home, shower, etc and get to work by 8am. In order for this to work, I have to get to bed by 10pm or earlier every night. Otherwise there is no way I'll get out of bed at 5am.

I was successful at this today and yesterday. And I've noticed a group of women that were at the gym both days, and they have great bodies. They look a little older than me, very trim with some nicely sculpted arms. I'd like arms like that. So if I want that, I have to have a "Just do it!" mentality about going to the gym in the AM. My reward will be nice arms and also the feeling of being able to come home from work and do whatever I want. Until night class starts again in 2 weeks!


the scales lie!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

According to my scale at home, I have lost one pound since getting back on the spark bandwagon - from 155 to 154. I went to the doctor yesterday to check out this nagging cough, and her scale said I weighed 150!! Sadly, when I got home and checked, my scale still said 154. And I figure that's the scale I should go by since that's the one I started with. Although I realized it was about a pound off, so I readjusted it and it said 153, but I still only lost one pound. My weight doesn't seem to fluctuate during the day, it's 154 when I first wake up and before bed.

So, anyway, I just need to try to keep up with watching what I eat and exercising when I can. Although I'm going to a Cubs game tonight, and it includes all you can eat/drink hot dogs and beer for 2 hours before the game! My strategy is to limit my calories during the day so I don't feel too bad tonight.

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TAPPINCHUCK 6/26/2007 1:11PM

    That sounds like a good idea! Stick with it and it'll say 150 soon! By-the-way...a cubs game? I love baseball...unfortunately we're rivals! I'm a Cardinals fan! :) hehe Just took my first trip to Wrigley in April to see the Cards Cubs series. It was awesome!Have fun at the game!

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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

I did not do so good yesterday. For lunch, I indulged in the leftover food from a meeting (I'm on a tight budget so I didn't want to pass on free food). It would have been OK (a small piece of lemon chicken, a little veg lasagna and a lot of asparagus) but I just had to have a little lemon square.

When I got home from work, I made a ground turkey/chicken meat loaf (found the recipe on here) which we had with canned mixed veggies (I know, but it was in the cupboard and I want to use it up). But of course I ate more than one serving of the meat loaf (portion control is another thing I'm working on).

I've been feeling a little under the weather lately (bad cough) so instead of going to the gym yesterday, I suggested to my husband that we go for a walk and get some fresh air (plus it was the first nice day out in awhile - it's been so hot lately). He suggested we walk to the nearby outdoor ice cream place. So I had a little Reese's peanut butter cup blizzard. At least we walked 2.8 miles total to get the ice cream.

Today is another day. I know I'm only human, so it's OK. I'll just try not to go overboard this weekend when I'm take a berak from my "diet." And hopefully I'll feel better today and we'll make it to the gym.


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