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Day 17--I Probably Shouldn't Have Done That!

Monday, August 06, 2012

Wow, the weekends come and go so quickly! I can't believe I've made it through another Monday! Well, let's focus on the positive: I lost 2 more pounds!! Yahoo! I was truly worried because I really, really indulged this past weekend. I'm probably sabatoging my efforts each weekend because I don't log anything that I eat. For the most part, I do try to stay within my calorie range (in my head) but after this past weekend, I can see how that will cause problems down the road. I had Lee's Famous Recipe chicken on Friday and hot dogs and hamburgers on Saturday. Not to mention the chocolate chip cookies and the sweet tea! Holy cow, just writing this for all eyes to see is a true wake-up call. In my defense, I didn't gorge myself on these items but they aren't healthy and I could have made better choices. On a lighter note, I did workout everyday for 30 minutes with the exception of Friday. There's something about Friday that I'm too, too tired to workout. I guess it's my body telling me that I shouldn't try to over-do it. So today I'm making a new commitment to log my food even on the weekends. I would hate to see all my hard work and effort go down the tubes because I became lazy.

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BRADMILL2922 8/7/2012 4:58PM

    Congrats on the loss! You can do the weekends, just find what works for you! If everyday isn't perfect, move on to the next and learn!

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LISAMG1220 8/7/2012 9:09AM

    The weekends are my down fall too. There are always birthdays or get togethers. I just try to do the best I can all day. I think this weekend I am going to do a menu plan for the whole weekend and see if that helps. Great job on the loss!! :)

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TBARBOUR0322 8/6/2012 10:37PM

    Tracking is a good idea, but put the weekend behind you and forge ahead!

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Day 13--Time Out for a Little Gratitude

Thursday, August 02, 2012

I thought I would take a moment to think about the things I've grateful for today:

1. A loving husband who not only loves me but likes me...warts and all. emoticon
2. Three beautiful, healthy children who shower me with unconditional love no matter how much of a grump I can be sometimes.

3. A job that utilizes my skills and talents.
4. SparkFriends who help keep me motivated on this new healthy lifestyle journey. emoticon
5. Two new books I'll be able to read this weekend.
6. 100 calorie snack packs for when I need a little chocolate sweet tooth fix. emoticon
7. A hot shower, comfy pajamas and fresh clean sheets on the bed.
8. Sitting on the back deck, watching the sky turn pink as the day is ending and feeling a cool breeze.
9. The calm and quiet of the morning before everyone else awakens.
10. Just to be alive!! emoticon

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BRADMILL2922 8/3/2012 6:13PM

    Awesome! Lots to be thankful for!

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AJB121299 8/2/2012 10:40PM

    very nice

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I Love ME!!

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

I have to say I'm having a lot of fun eating right and exercising. I'm enjoying how my body is changing in small ways. For example, my turkey neck is going away a little each week. Maybe I'm seeing things but I think my skin looks better too. I have a bit of a glow about myself. Heck, I sometimes feel downright SASSY when I'm out and about. My husband has always said I look hot/beautiful but I never really felt that way about myself. But all that's changing and my confidence is really beginning to bubble over. Although I still have a long way to go before I reach my ultimate goal of 30 pounds lost, I am having fun falling in love with myself. I love ME!! emoticon emoticon

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BRADMILL2922 8/2/2012 1:24PM


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LISAMG1220 8/2/2012 9:06AM

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Way to go with your sassy-self. :)

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ANGIEYO 8/1/2012 11:16PM

    I love your positivity! :)

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Day 11--Still on Task

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

I'm happy to report I was over my calorie limit by only 45 calories today. emoticon It was a long and busy day at work but I managed to eat a nice dinner, do some minor grocery shopping and still put in 45 minutes on the elliptical. I'm ready for bed now...snooze. emoticon

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LISAMG1220 8/1/2012 8:52AM

    :) yay!!

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BRADMILL2922 7/31/2012 11:55PM

    Way to go! Keep Pushing!

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Day 10--The Snack Queen

Monday, July 30, 2012

Please excuse me while I toot my own horn for a moment: Toot , toot, I lost 2 pounds!! emoticon LOL!! Ok, ok enough with the obnoxious behavior. Truthfully, it felt GREAT to step on the scale today and see that I've lost two pounds. I would have been happy to have seen .5 or 1lb so the 2 pounds lost really lifted my spirits. Seeing the scale saying I was two pounds lighter than I was last week let's me know it's worth every minute of exercise, every food choice that I make, every blog post I write, EVERYTHING that I do in order to take care of myself.
Now, with being said it appears I was the snack queen today. They were healthy snacks BUT I did spend a lot of my calorie budget which could have been spread a little more equally throughout the day. No matter...that's the beauty of tracking your food/calories. I'm aware of the problem and I know I can make changes tomorrow. *Sigh*, if only all things in life were that simple.
On another note, I signed up last week to try the free trial of SparkPeople LIVE. I attended the orientation today and really liked it. CoachKrystie was fantastic and it was great to meet other SparkFriends. I was about to log on for an actual meeting this evening at 10pm but it appeared they wanted me to pay first. I guess a free trial week equals 5 days. Oh well, I probably will sign up because I see a lot of value with meeting others weekly to share goals, successes and motivation.
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BRADMILL2922 7/31/2012 5:26PM

    Congrats on the 2 pound loss! emoticon

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