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Still poppin' in... still on Day 1 LOL!

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Thank y'all for your encouragement and support. I SO need y'all! :) I come here and read a little and think... I can do this!

My Day 1 of Induction didn't go too great. Started off great, but then I bought these delicious little dark chocolate ball thingys and ... had one. Also, my hubby bought beef jerky... ok, so that's ok when you're low carbin' if you have ONE serving and not FOUR! (do I have to mention the sodium and water retention?) ;)

Well, same thing today. had another one of those chocolate balls (not sugar free, and 5 carbs each) and that darn beef jerky, but at least it's gone now. I also had about a cup of raw cauliflower with green goddess dressing dip (1 carb per tbsp) and 4 oz of tilapia fish. If i could have just left the jerky and chocolat alone! So you know what that means for me... I blew it today, might as well have EVERYTHING I've ever wanted to eat today!

NO! I can't do that. I didn't severly blow the day, right. Ok... so probably 12 carbs with the jerky, 5 with the chocolate ball, 0 with the fish, 4 with the dressing, and...??? with the cauliflower. Is that a totally blown day?

Remember how well I drank water? at least 120 to 160 oz every day... well, guess how much I had yesterday... 0! 0 oz. I had diet coke and diet rootbeer and diet dr. pepper and coffee. What's up with that?

OK, I'm going to get working on that water again. I felt so great when I drank lots of water!

Hugs to you all!


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PANDAZERGZ 12/9/2007 10:35PM

    What if you did modified lo-carb? Or carb/calorie cycling? These are techniques used by weight lifters to get cut for their competitions. I did Atkins btw and was hard-core and I went from 235 at the time down to 185 plus was also working out with weights and doing cardio. I wish I had taken more info down at that time to see how much of the loss was fat or muscle. I lost hair, felt tired a lot, was cold a lot, cranky and irritable a lot toward the end. I was also doing induction too long and over-exercising. So I did not stick with it. In the end, something has to be livable for life. Atkins, if done correctly is probably ok but for me a more liveable approach was to get rid of junk and processed foods, eat fruit earlier in the day in moderation, eat veges and drink water, eat lean meats, eat healthy fats in moderation (like avacados, salmon, walnuts, olive oil) and live by the 80/20 rule. 80% of the time eat healthy and on special days (BD) or Holidays-in moderation have something you like. Over time eating healthy is what you will crave all the time. Anyways, if you are working out, sleeping, getting water and doing the healthy eating most of the time..now and then having a chocolate is not going to hurt. Even on Atkins (after induction of course) one of the ways to get out of a plateu is to do a planned cheat...then go back into induction and go from there...so don't fret. try getting vitamins if you are doing atkins hardcore...that is something he says to do and I didn't which was part of the prob.

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JNORMAN1969 12/7/2007 2:24PM

    I know it is hard to get back into it, but you just have to. I am feeling in for another employee at another store today, and everytime I walk down the hall there is this big bag of minature candy bars staring at me, so far I have had none, as long as my will power will hold out it will stay 0.

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    OK, remember how I said you need to still stay with the challenge? LOL You need to do your water, girlfriend. Gulp, gulp, gulp!!!! All that diet stuff was just making you more thirsty. LOL Anyway, I blew it today, myself. I had so much salad, that's not the bad part though, I still ate everything else, that's the bad part. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. People on crack have to put the pipe down, I on the other hand have to put the fork down. Good grief.

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SPARKNMOM 12/5/2007 10:43PM

    See...you're just practicing so you're REALLY good at Day 1!!! It's great, though, that you're still here and continuing to work on being healthy. You're determined....you'll get there!!

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LIBRA73 12/5/2007 3:29PM

    Chocolate! My favorite diet sin! I have a pc everyday! I just don't deny myself!! Love the diet Dr Pepper too! Wanna have lunch???

Hang in there! You are on the right track!

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I'll take a do-over on my do-over for 40 please.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Ain'tcha glad we can do that?... Oops, I messed up that day 1, so today is my day 1... oops, I did it again... Day 1 again... gets to be old and eventually one needs to get it right, but ain'tcha glad we got 'em ? :)

Ok... the 40 is the number of pounds I still want to lose. The do-over is self-explanitory. :) With peanut brittle and my daughter making home-made peppermint patties... and she did really well! It's been really hard to stick to my good intentions. But I still have them, so here I go again!

Day 1 of Induction December 4, 2007.

By the way. I got all my church financial reports done. I am ready for the business meeting. I still have the contribution records to record, but that is jut tedious and time consuming, but not difficult in the least.

AND... I got through that Christmas Parade tonight. It went just fine. Ours was really simple and plain, but so was the birth of Jesus. Very simple surroundings and very plain. I did the float up with a lighted Nativity that I bought, Hubby made a simple stick framed stable that was perfect. I'm going to use it on my front porch now. :) I also made posters and drums for decorations and strung lights along the trailer. The kids sat on hay. It was good. And it's over. :) Deep breath... sigh of accomplishment, and now, on to the next project!... Christmas!

I hope y'all are all staying focused! You're my inspiration and currently my biggest motivation to keep on keepin' on!

Luv 'n hugs to you all!


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SPARKNMOM 12/4/2007 10:08PM

    So glad you're getting through your stresses. LOVE your take on "Day 1". We've all had many of them : ) Thank goodness for do-overs!

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LIBRA73 12/4/2007 9:20AM

    *enter wonderwoman music here*

You are wonder-woman! I knew you would make it thru just fine!

I am so thankful we have do-overs, day number one, and re-deux's! Sometimes, we just have to start over again and as my MIL says "hit the grit"!


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Day 1 done... I coulda had a V8! (feeling)

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

It was one of those munchie days. Not a good day to really begin a diet, but then neither is constantly saying tomorrow. I feel like I ate all day long, but after entering everything in, I'm right around 1500 cals and under 50 carbs.

Geez, it's an "I coulda had a V8 moment" LOL! I should have diligently began Atkins Induction today!!!! duh!

tomorrow is going to be Day 1 of Induction for me.

Now, to dig up my book and review all the rules.....

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PANDAZERGZ 12/1/2007 6:48PM

    LMHO hehe you are soooo cute! LOL hey I am doing sort of like low carb so I am rooting for ya!

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JNORMAN1969 11/29/2007 7:29PM

    Welcome back Renee, time to get back up on that horse.

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LIBRA73 11/29/2007 8:52AM

    Good luck with those rules. I hate rules, diets, and V8! You are a stronger woman than I!! I am just glad to have you back!

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New Start

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Well, my personal computer is getting an overhaul. Right now I'm on my church computer (at my home, but not for long). I can see light at the end of my tunnel finally. I got many things accomplished on this computer last night. Was up until after 1 AM. But things are rollin' along and the panic I felt several days ago has subsided... well, until it's time do do the taxes and get out all the employee forms... etc... LOL!

Today is a new Day 1 for me and my diet. I don't know how much damage I've done, maybe not much, as I can still wear my 12's just fine, but I am way too afraid of the scales right now, so I'll wait.

So... Day 1 again, to eat well and drink water and get in some exercise. (Does wrapping Christmas presents count?)

I really appreciate and love all my sparkfriends! Your encouragement and kind words mean so much to me and helps me so much!

Thank you!



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BARBIET65 11/28/2007 9:38PM

    Here's to day 1 my dear!!!!!

Go Renee!!!!

I see were now spooky to hottie for Christmas! LOL! good job!!

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SPARKNMOM 11/28/2007 9:28PM

    Hey...glad you're "back"!! Day 1 - the only way to start - way to go!!!!!!

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G.I.JANE 11/28/2007 6:46PM

    Happy day 1!!!! YOU CAN DO IT! I say ignore the scale for awhile. Challenge yourself to really exercise and eat right for a couple weeks and then way. Think you will see a happy surprise. Have a Tip that I am gonna share on the board that you may be interested in. How many day 1's have I had?? That would take some serious blog back tracking to figure out. Lol! Laughter burns calories : )

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ZIEGLERJ 11/28/2007 3:22PM

    Happy Day 1! Here's to another great start!!

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LIBRA73 11/28/2007 12:18PM

    So glad you are sounding like your old self again! Thanks for the comments on my page. I am always here if you need a shoulder. Anytime!

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JENNIFER0803 11/28/2007 12:09PM

    Good one you!! You should come read my blog about Only Today. I am only focusing on today. No more looking back at yesterday and beating myself up for what I did then. And no more looking to tomorrow because we all know that tomorrow may never come!! All I have control over is today!!! So that is all that I am going to be focusing on!! Here is to a healthy and productive day!!!

God Bless!!! :)

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Falling off the wagon

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

I hope everyone had a wonderful blessed Thanksgiving Day. We just finished our leftovers last night :) I had a pretty stress free Thanksgiving Day, lots of family joined us and it was nice.

Several things are behind me now, but still have that float ahead of me, and still getting the church financial things in order. I've put that off for a few days to concentrate on other things that needed my immediate attention. But now it's time to get into all that. Also now have a budget meeting and business meeting coming up, so I have deadlines in which to have things done.

As for my diet.... I feel totally out of control.... like I've fallen off the wagon and it's rollin on without me. I need to get back on but seem to be having a hard time doing so.

I haven't weighed myself. I'm too scared to. I'll not worry about those numbers yet until I get my eating back in order and feel good about stepping on the scale.

And I'm still having computer problems with my own computer. My screen flickers sometimes. A couple times it wouldn't even boot, and now one of my programs won't open. It acts like it is, but then just disappears in a second. My husband thinks it's hard-drive related and that it's going to fail soon.

I really miss coming here.

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LISA32989 11/27/2007 9:36PM

    We miss you too & we're here for you. We've all been there

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ZIEGLERJ 11/27/2007 8:54PM

    I should be posting this same blog!! I said the holiday wasn't going to get the best of me, but somehow I fell. But we can do it. Time to dust off and get back on that wagon. We miss you terribly and can't wait for you to come back. Hang in there!!

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SPARKNMOM 11/27/2007 4:25PM

    And we miss having you here!! I hope these stresses end soon. We'll certainly be waiting here for you when you're able to return!! Thinking of you!! Holly

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