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My week from hell

Saturday, April 14, 2012

OH my gosh, this week has sucked. We were down our baker, I worked more hours than I wish I had, I'm scheduled with over time this week Our work week is Wed-Tuesday. Too many hours, lack of sleep TOM and Easter all combined. I over ate, I wanted sweets, and chocolate. I gained 2 lbs back and I feel like crap about it, because I know I did this to myself and instead of my usual getting to the gym I made it once and ate like crap all week.

Today, I'm having friends over, we're having a healthy pot luck I'm making two things from Spark Recipes and we're having other salads etc..

I'm hoping to get back on track, because gaining it back sucks.

  
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GINGERKAYL 4/16/2012 6:50PM

    Don't let a bad week get you down...at least you recognize it and know where you can improve! Sounds like your off to a good start this week! Way to go!!! We can do this

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FRAN0426 4/14/2012 4:50PM

    Bad weeks happen, sounds like yours was a doozie tho. Remember you were under stress with the extra work and a holiday. Give yourself some slack and just snd you can get back on track. Set backs happen, thats life.

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CANDY58 4/14/2012 9:00AM

    Don't get down on yourself-pick yourself up and get back on track. emoticon
We all have those bad days/weeks.
Hopefully your week won't be as bad this coming week and you will get yourself back to the gym.
Have fun today!

emoticon sweep those bad habits out the window.

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April goals.

Sunday, April 01, 2012

April is going to be tough for me but I'm going to accomplish my goals. After seeing the numbers from March 1st to April 1st I'm more than ready to be motivated some more.
April 1st Measurements and this is no joke

Weigh yourself - 187; March 1st- 193
Measure your Waist - 39; March 1st - 40
Measure your Hips - 42.5; March 1st - 43
Measure your Thigh - 26.5; March 1st - 27
Measure your Upper Arm - 11.75; March 1st - 12
Measure your Waist to Hip Ratio - .93; March 1st - .93
Measure your Body Fat % - 32.2 ;March 1st - 33.2

I also fit in my size 14 khaki's and size 12 skinny jeans comfortably. However until I'm further down in inches and weight, I'm not going to be buying any new clothes. I can't afford to buy clothes on a regular basis plus I hate shopping.

My goals for April
Continue going to the gym 3-4 x a wk. Or at least 12 x a month
Continue tracking my food intake
Continue not drinking pop
Continue drinking water
Continue eating some sort of breakfast

  
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CANDY58 4/3/2012 11:16AM

    emoticon keep up the good work.

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IMA24GIRL 4/1/2012 1:17PM

  Congrats on your accomplishments. Keep pressing on.

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Breakfast

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

I know breakfast is important, and I have been eating something for breakfast like oatmeal or at the very least a smoothie. I just don't like the feeling that, after only a couple of hours I'm hungry again and need a snack. I know it is doing something, since I'm losing weight but my tummy hates feeling empty and I did better holding off on food before I started eating breakfast on a regular basis.

Does this feeling go away, or is it just going to be a new norm?

  
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LAKEGIRL76 3/30/2012 2:47PM

    Make sure to get protein of some sort in your breakfast, that always helps to keep me full longer.

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PHANTOMSMASK171 3/28/2012 3:59PM

    I wish eating smaller meals through out the day worked I work in a resturant with not a lot of time for little snacking. Also making a lot for breakfast at 3:30 in the morning is difficult.

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LEANVIXEN 3/28/2012 12:44PM

    I agree with the previous posters that breakfast is the most important meal and you should have many small meals rather than 3 large ones. That being said, your breakfast doesn't look there is much protein in it so you're missing what keeps you full for longer! Try having some egg whites as a side to your oatmeal or smoothies. Another option is to put protein powder in either of your breakfast options.

Skipping breakfast just so that you don't get hungry before lunch is not a good idea. The reason that holding off on breakfast reduces hunger is that you have not kick-started your metabolism for the day. Therefore, you're going to burn fewer calories doing your daily routine than if you had breakfast.

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KKINNEA 3/28/2012 12:36PM

    I eat 6 small meals a day - every 3 hours - so I usually stay stable throughout the day.

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MARSCK 3/28/2012 10:36AM

    I was the same way. I never ate breakfast because then I could not make it to lunch. Now that I have been at it a few months I am usually able to hold off or have a small snack between depending on how early I eat breakfast.

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STRIVERONE 3/28/2012 8:36AM

    There is an expression:
"Breakfast Like a King, Lunch Like a Prince, Dinner Like a Pauper".
Although, in the US, we tend to eat our largest meal last, eating a satisfying healthful meal to start your day and not stuffing yourself before bedtime makes a lot more sense. Your "tummy" probably knows this.

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A Question on Snacks

Saturday, March 24, 2012

I need snacks that I can snack on at work and not worry about going over. I work at a Bagel shop and the bagels are healthier than the sweets but that still is a matter of over doing it. What do you all do for quick snacks on the go?

  
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KRICKET57 3/26/2012 11:19AM

    Try Packaged nuts such as Almonds. I find a small package with my water will satisfy the snack craving at the time. I feel for you working around food all the time. Good for you for avoiding the temptation and finding something else. Hang in there!

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PHANTOMSMASK171 3/25/2012 10:34AM

    I drink 2 -3 cups that are 32 oz's if water at work a day. Which is my 8 cups and than some. I don't drink pop and My work day starts at 7am at the latest the earliest is 4:30am. The earlier the better for me, when it comes to not being hungry at work. If I start at 7 I am not getting out of work until close to 5. I have my lunch break no later than 11:00 because we need everyone working, and not on break for lunch. I'm on my feet running around, I have a digital pedometer and I work over 2.5 miles a day at the store. There usually is no rest at work, so I am burning off a lot of what I ate for breakfast and on break quickly.

By the time we close at 4 the sweets are staring at me, to take since we either take them for ourselves or toss. I have to quickly toss or I will end up eating them. I don't have a lot of time to eat yogurt at work, because I don't have time to sit and snack on something, chances are I would open it and it would go bad because I would have to do something, and forget about it. It has happened.

The fruit cups at work I won't touch because we had to change it for the season, and it's full of fruit I don't like. =( The winter fruit cups I would eat all the time.




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MPLSKEN 3/25/2012 1:17AM

    Apples, Pistachios, Slim-Fast Bars, Sugar Snap Peas and Greek Yogurt are some of my favorites. The Greek yogurt seems more filling than other yogurt to me (and Chobani has several awesome flavors), but since yogurt also requires refrigeration it probably isn't as "on the go" as the other options. Kashi also makes some good granola bars, I like their TLC Dark Chocolate Coconut (it's 120 calories).

Although, 90% of the time when I think I'm hungry, I'm actually just thirsty, so I usually drink something before I grab for a snack.
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Lack of Caffeine

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Since I gave up pop, my energy is usually something I can deal with. I am drinking water going to the gym and able to make it through my day at work. Some day's I drink a cup of tea but most day's the only caffeine I might get is actually hidden and I don't know that caffeine is even in that food. Yes I know Chocolate but really there isn't a lot of caffeine in chocolate.

Day's that I open at work which means I'm at work at 4:30am and that would mean I'm up about 3 am if I need to shower that morning. I drag today I would kill for a surge of caffeine. I had energy to go and do a workout at the gym after my shift but now I'm dragging and I really don't want to do much of anything. There is plenty of pepsi in the house, but I don't want that really, so I'm just sipping away at water. I would take a nap but I have to sleep tonight because I am opening again tomorrow morning and I need to be on my game since I'm filling in at a different store.

What do you do when you need a surge of caffeine but you either don't drink caffeinated drinks or it's too late in the day to have some caffeine? I should also say I don't drink coffee. Which is ironic since where I work I have plenty of coffee I could be drinking for free.

  


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