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I'm so tired.....is this normal?

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Hi! I've got a weird question for you all. Since I started my Spark journey I've been abnormally tired despite getting enough sleep every night. I've been doing this for about 10 days and I also went back to work so that might account for some of it. I've also noticed my calorie count is lower than what it should be. I know calories equal energy so that is probably it. Now, it seems I've answered my own question! Also, does anyone have a good idea of a high fat but low calorie food/treat? The last few days I've missed out on my fat quota as well. I hope you are all doing well at your respective stages. It is a dull day here and even my dogs are snoozing the afternoon away! P.S. I made the Chef Meg's baked beans yesterday...yummy!

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PCOH051610 9/10/2010 3:33PM

    Thanks! I'm not sure what you mean about setting the fitness tracker. I've set it on mileage....ie....I want to walk a minimum of 10km a week (low, I know but it is manageable right now!)My required calorie range comes up on my nutrition page and I barely make it most days. Last night I munched on a bowl of oatmeal to which I added some ground flax and blueberries. That seemed to make a big difference and I really don't feel so tired today! I really appreciate that you take the time to read my blog!

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JHADZHIA 9/10/2010 12:52PM

    I use natural almond butter, 8g fat 90 calories in a tablespoon. Any nut will do, but you can only have a small handful or the calorie count goes up.
I LOVE baked beans!! So yummy!!
Be careful with your calories, if you go too low your body will go into starvation mode, and you won't be able to lose any weight. Also make sure your Fitness Tracker is set to how much exercise you are doing in a week so you know for sure how many calories you should be getting!

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September 8 - Need to feel motivated

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Okay, here is my idea for anybody who needs to feel motivated.,,,get a dog! I have two and to see them flopped on the floor with pure looks of boredom gets me off the couch and out for a walk...wtih them of course. When I see them after a walk....eyes excited, bodies tired...I think how much good exercise is doing to them...so why not to me too? Am about to head out the door....wish me luck!

P.S. I never wear my iPod when walking the dogs...after all, I think it is kinda rude to them...sign of a dog nut! I would also like to thank the ladies who read my blog and were kind enough to send encouragement! I'm new so I need all the encouragement I can get!

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REMEMBER2BME 9/11/2010 11:08AM

    Too funny. I have been terrible about walking my pups, long story but I never wear my ipod either. I think it is rude to them. I thought I could be the only one. :)

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PCOH051610 9/8/2010 5:07PM

    So glad to know you are a dog lover too! Our beloved Peaches (shih-tzu mix) was our neighbours who adopted us and we loved her for 17.5 years. We had to make that awful decision in May. She sat on my knee when my husband proposed and she was our flower-dog when we were married. When the judge asked if anybody objected she barked! True. We also adopted a Pomeranian about two years ago that was neglected by his first two homes and about a month ago we adopted a golden lab. I volunteer with a local humane society so I'm an animal nut. Ours get walked at least twice a day and get off leash once or twice to play! I don't see the sense of having a dog or any animal if you don't interact with them! Thanks again for your kind comments!

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JHADZHIA 9/8/2010 2:27PM

    Thank you!! thank you!! thank you!!! From doggie lovers everywhere!! Hope they get off their butts and give their fur babies all the exercise they can both handle!! A well exercised dog is a happy dog :)) And so will you be too :)) And not just walking! You can have fun too!! I haven't see a dog yet that doesn't like playing! Whether its a ball or frisbee toss, a tug of war or a good get on the ground and wrestle, they can't get enough!! So to love your dog is to love yourself and both lead a healthy, happy lifestyle! I live in an apartment so no dog :( but my sister's dogs and my mother's dog have adopted me emoticon

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Walked 5 km!!!!

Monday, September 06, 2010

Today is a beautiful day so I finally gave up moping around the house and decided to take the hounds for a walk. Walked along a beautiful trail and was proud that I brought along water for me as well as the two monkey-mutts. Had a great day! Also weighed myself and I'm down a few pounds...yeah!

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REMEMBER2BME 9/7/2010 3:08PM

    Sounds just about perfect. Life is good huh?!?

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JHADZHIA 9/6/2010 5:39PM

    Awesome!!! That is what I like to hear! A true dog lover, concerned to make sure everyone gets their water and exercise, not just the human!
Keep up the great work!

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JEANBEAN13 9/6/2010 4:23PM

    Sounds like a great day!

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Day 5 - I bought a weigh scale today and am afraid to get on it!

Friday, September 03, 2010

Okay, who would have thought I could possibly fall into the category of not eating enough! I gave basically given up all junk food and am really putting some thought into what I am feeding my body. Writing things down is helping me and running the daily nutrition report is quite the eye-opener.

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REMEMBER2BME 9/7/2010 3:07PM

    I started using the Sparkpeople Nutrition counter again in August and it was a huge help in my loosing 2 lbs. That is big for me. Best of luck for you! I hated it initially but now that I see progress. I am starting to actually like it in a way :)

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JHADZHIA 9/3/2010 11:32AM

    I didn't eat enough last week and lost four pounds which isn't good when you are supposed to be on maintenance, but I did get it back up to normal though, a big turkey dinner one evening and a Thai meal out helped LOL. The Nutrition Tracker was the best thing to ever happen to me to get a handle on what I was eating. But you also have to set the Fitness Tracker to the correct amount of fitness minutes you will do in a week in order to get the Nutrition Tracker's range right.
Enjoy your weekend!!

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Tired and want a nap but will walk the dogs instead

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Today I'm feeling blah. The humidity is quite high for around here and I guess I'm tired since I just returned to work after being off for the summer. I really would like to take a nap but I'm forcing myself to walk the dogs...blistered toe and all!

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PCOH051610 9/3/2010 8:03AM

I was very excited to see that somebody had responded to me! This is my very first week so I'm trying hard to figure things out. No, I'm not a teacher but close...a library technician! Back to work for another year! It is great to be back into a routine. How old are your black labs? We have a 4 year old Pom and a 4 year old golden lab/mix.

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ALICIAMS1 9/2/2010 12:36PM

  The humidity bothers my breathing and tires me too. Walking my 2 black labs is a chore during this type of weather, but I push and walk 4 times per day. Are you a teacher?? I just retired from teaching this past June after 39 years.

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