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Friday, November 30, 2012

Back to the grind today. Made good food decisions and despite exhaustion I got on the treadmill tonight. i am so proud of myself for not letting myself get off track and going right back to work after the trip.

I am thankful that I am home.
Thankful for my cats greeting last night.
Thankful that for randy.
Thankful for a good night sleep.

Happy that I decided to take part of the challenge. And happy to be a "Cats" member!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

LRSILVER 12/1/2012 11:01PM

    Meow. Glad you decided to be a cat. Hope you have a great weekend!!

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TKOVACH1 12/1/2012 3:35PM

    emoticon I'm glad you were part of the Fall Challenge and on the Cat team. Keep up the great work. emoticon emoticon

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-AMANDA79- 12/1/2012 2:21PM


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HEALTHY4ME 12/1/2012 8:42AM

    Glad to have met you too, even though I wasn't active at all, other than the weigh ins. Glad you had a good nights sleep. HUGS have a great day

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CANDOK1260 12/1/2012 7:52AM

    we are happy you become a cat

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JAMBABY0 11/30/2012 9:38PM

    sounds like you are doing great

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Business trip

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Well I arrived in Cininatti last night. I did fairly well all day eating, but then had a few beers when I arrived. Today was probably a crap shoot. I had an egg white omelette this morning. for lunch I loaded up on vegetables, and had one piece of Fried chicken. Then dinner got really bad. I had some pasta, crab cake, salad, bread, and creme brulee. *sigh* I did however watch my portions, so I feel like that was a semi-victory. I did however, have a glass of wine, and half of a bellini which negated that victory lol.

Despite being gone from my room from 7AM to 8PM, I did just make myself go to the gym. I have to work on a presentation to give to our entire region tomorrow, shower and go to bed.

I decided I better stop into spark to salvage as much of this week as possible. I need to gather some strength to go into tomorrow.

Baby steps. I keep telling myself that any ways.

Nonscale victories:
eating lots of veggies today, that's not the norm for me.
watching my portions.
Getting on the treadmill and doing 10 minutes more than I thought I had the energy for.

Things Im thankful for:
My migraine is keeping itself to a minimum.
Seeing a friend I haven't seen in awhile.
Getting to interact with different people than the norm.

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HEALTHY4ME 11/28/2012 7:41AM

    So glad to see the positive ends to it too and yes you did eat the veggies and know what you did that you didn't like. And the gym too so wasn't a terrible day. I had to say that last night as I ate too much junk in the form of darn tiny costco fresh made doughnuts. argh. shouldn't have gotten them and knew it when we picked them up. 2for 5$ so what they still aren't good for you! LOL

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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Today's sparkcoach task is to: Blog about all the ways in which you've noticed improvements in your life since adopting healthier habits.

1. More energy. I wake up with more of a bounce out of bed, instead of having to drag myself out.
2. Better able to handle stress. I am able to get over negative emotions faster..
3. Less body aches. I'm only 27 but I didn't realize all the "aches" I had until I started this journey and they started to go away. My knees and back feel great!
4. Better confidence. More comfortable in my own skin. I'm not at my goal weight, but I know that I will get there and its easier to accept the body that I have now.
5. Less headaches & migraines.
6. Better stamina. I can go for longer walks without getting winded.

The list goes on but these are the main ones.

Things I'm thankful for:
Having dinner with my family.
Getting to spend time with my nephew today.

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LRSILVER 11/25/2012 8:29PM

    You are doing great. I am so glad!!

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HEALTHY4ME 11/25/2012 8:18PM

    Good for you and bet you will keep those aches and pains away easier too. Wish i had done more at 27 and then perhaps my dd would be more inclined now at 32 with bad knees and a tad overwt. But I will lead the way! LOL She has a room full of exercise machines and doesn't use them. I hope to start going down 3x wk and work out and hoping she will with me, once her foot is healed.

have a great week this week!!

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Learned a Valuable Lesson This Week.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Apparently I thought the rules didn't apply to me. HAH. Well life has a way to teach you some humility.

Mistake number 1: I weighed myself every day of this week.
Mistake number 2: I discounted my progress this week because the number on the scale didn't always reflect what I expected it to.
Mistake number 3: I expected perfection.
...the list could go on.

I was so focused on the scale that I almost didn't realize that I ended up losing 1.4lbs! All the while I was feeling miserable about myself this entire week because the scale kept yo-yoing. It kept bouncing between 166 to 163. Because I saw the 163, I was not happy with any thing after that. When I weighed myself for the challenge it clicked in my brain, I LOST 1.4lbs! That is awesome. And should be celebrated.

This was the first week I doubted and actually felt bad myself during this journey. And I lost more weight this week then the week prior.

Luckily I have sparkpeople and good sparkfriends to snap me back to reality. Lesson has been learned!!!

Nonscale victories:
Learning that I need to have faith in myself, not the scale.
Letting my heart learn what my brain knows: the # on the scale does not define me.
Learning that despite my best intentions, I will have "bad" weeks, mentally.
Learning that despite the "bad" weeks, I will get through them.

Things I'm thankful for:
Good sparkfriends who have sense, when I have lost mine. :)
Having the good sense to get sparkcoach.

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HEALTHY4ME 11/25/2012 12:39PM

    As we know the scale is not the be all and end all, and glad you lost. I gained lol

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-AMANDA79- 11/25/2012 12:01PM

    This is a learning process!! If we knew it all already, we would've never been unhealthy. All the golden nuggets that I bestow (LOL!) I had to learn as well.

emoticon on your loss!!

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CANDOK1260 11/25/2012 7:23AM

    yes i been focusing on the scale too much myself. congrats on the weight loss.

Comment edited on: 11/25/2012 7:24:05 AM

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Need all the motivation I can get!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

These words are ringing and resounding throughout my head right now.

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JUSTLIKEALICE 12/16/2012 12:17AM

    Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you. This hit so close to home. Especially the second one. I needed this. Happy Sparking!

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HEALTHY4ME 11/24/2012 1:16PM

    Thanks I like these just what I need. HUGS

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AZMOMXTWO 11/24/2012 10:26AM

  good ones

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