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Saturday, June 01, 2013

Seems that daily stress has gotten the best of me these past two weeks or so. It's always SO much harder to stay on track when I get stressed out or sick. Over my weekend I had a pretty severe migraine attack that led to me not eating for a whole day. The next day I still didn't feel right and I opted for fast food instead of cooking the healthy food that was in the fridge! That really was a bad decision since it lead not only to more bad food choices but also a fridge full of expired veggies! emoticon

So I lost some broccoli and a head of romaine; I chucked it out yesterday and resolved to follow through with my healthy dinner plans for the rest of the week. On the bright side. . . I didn't have a total bingey melt down as I have in the past. While I did make a few poor decisions, I could still hear that little voice chime in and remind me not to go too overboard! -- I call it my food conscience -- You know, the voice that says "Have some salad with that!" or "Maybe you don't need to eat the ENTIRE pizza!?"

Exercise on the other hand. . . Took kind of a nose dive. Once the rain started I got out my medicine ball, my giant fitness ball (that I've never used!) and yoga mat. I had the best intentions; I wasn't going to let the yucky weather stop me! But day after day I would just sit and watch TV while my work out equipment just sat there mocking me. Lol.

Oh well! The sun is back and I'm going to try to utilize it while it sticks around and do my best to keep going even if it doesn't. emoticon

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JIACOLO 6/1/2013 9:25PM

    Good luck on working towards your goals! Great job using what you have to get some exercise in indoors when you couldn't go out! Keep up the great work.

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Learning and tweaking

Monday, May 13, 2013

So, I'm reaching the point in my program where in the past I've not seen any results and just fizzled out. This time however, I'm using SparkPeople's resources -- and that magical space between my ears -- to research WHY I'm not seeing the results I'd like and I'm working on a plan to change some things around.

For the past week or so, I've shown myself that I can eat within my calorie allowance (except for a few slip ups!) and I can even curb my carbs! emoticon BUT I'm still going over or under in a few areas. I need to watch my fat intake; I plan to limit avocados (my favorite thing right now) to 1/2 an avocado per day. And I also need to watch my peanut butter, olive oil, and hummus portions. Measuring my servings should help me gain some perspective there. I'm also going to switch to Earth Balance butter which is healthier than Canola Harvest and I'm trying to use olive oil cooking spray whenever I can substitute it for the real thing.

I really need to get in more protein; I'm generally falling short 10-25 g so I just need to squeeze a bit more protein in there! Maybe taking veggie patties to work for lunch would help? A lot of people eat nuts for protein but my teeth can't take those so I feel like I'm totally missing out on that gold mine of protein. And of course, I need more veggies!!! I think tonight instead of grabbing for tortilla chips and salsa, I'll try dipping veggies in salsa. I also need to remember to cook veggies ahead of time and take them to work / have on hand as a snack.

Currently, I'm on day #3 of my Spark Streak for getting at least 8 glasses of water per day! (Er, at least I will be at the end of today. Lol.) And I'm planning to start doing mini work outs for AT LEAST 10 minutes EVERY day. I've found that I work out a lot on my days off but completely stall on days that I work. So I've made a goal to get in at least 10 minutes of activity a day and to try not to sit so much when I'm not working. So those are the 2 main Spark Streaks that I'm going to try to stick to next week.

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PEACEFROGGER 5/14/2013 2:57PM

    Thanks for the encouragement friend! I've got a long way to go but I'm totally determined!
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MPLSKEN 5/14/2013 1:59AM

    Sounds like you are doing exactly what you need to be doing. Make those adjustments as you need to. No fizzling out this time!
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PEACEFROGGER 5/13/2013 3:38PM

    Thanks for the support!! emoticon

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Triggers & Mindless Nom Nom Noming

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Caved in again yesterday. emoticon Got carried away with some tortilla chips & salsa... Ended up having about 4 servings instead of 1! Note to self: DO NOT mindlessly eat in front of the TV with a box, bag, jar, or carton of any delicious food substance!!

Around dinnertime I hit a major stress level and opted for a greasy fast food burrito instead of making a healthy dinner with all of the wonderful food I had JUST stocked the kitchen with. At the time it felt like I didn't have a choice since I had been running errands for hours - picking up birthday gifts for 4 or 5 people, mother's day cards (major stress!), grocery shopping, and laundry! By the time I got home I was starving and couldn't handle preparing dinner. Stress has always been my #1 trigger for binge eating and it totally overpowered me.

Yesterday served as a major example of how little pig-outs can lead to higher probability of meltdowns later in the day. I'm trying not to be too hard on myself since I've actually been controlling myself really well the past couple of weeks. All I can do is learn from it and move on.

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CATLADY2012 5/12/2013 9:12PM

    Good for you! You caught a slip, and didn't let it turn into a slide.

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PEACEFROGGER 5/12/2013 3:41PM

    emoticon I'm even more motivated today. I know I can do it!!

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MPLSKEN 5/12/2013 12:00AM

    It's tough, but you can do it!
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Backtracking. . .

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

emoticon OK. So I didn't do so great over the weekend. :( Gained a few Lbs. back by binging on empty carbs and didn't have the energy to work out. Luckily payday is just a few days away and I can stock up on healthy food! And it's my Friday so I will have 3 days to get back on track. I need to get caught up on the 30-day squat challenge and get back out for walks! emoticon

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PEACEFROGGER 5/10/2013 3:52PM

    Thanks guys! emoticon

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