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Meatless

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Well since Tuesday of last week I have been meatless. Not really sure what made me decide Tuesday was the day, but I just did it. I feel better about meals and enjoy vegetables much more now that they are the star of my dinner plate.
I thought on Thanksgiving I would miss eating Turkey, but alas no. I had all of the other fixings and found they are the things I enjoy the most.
I have had fun challenging myself as to what I will eat daily.

  
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LLGALLAGHER 11/30/2010 4:47PM

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I gave in...

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

So the office decided that we would have Cookout (a great little fast food restaurant here) milkshakes...I should have said no, but I didn't.

I only ate half of it and now I feel a bit like crap.

I just need to learn to say "No thank you." However my reasoning for not saying that was I didn't want to make other people feel bad about consuming what looked to be 800 calories worth of milk, ice cream, and cookies.

Just talking about this is making my stomach turn.

Anyway tomorrow is Thanksgiving and I am planning on loading up on vegetables and enjoying the day with family.

I hope to get in some exercise as I have often fallen short when it comes to fitting in exercise.

I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving.

  
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PARKIE 11/26/2010 5:47PM

    Love Cook out milkshakes but haven't had one in months!

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KABOOPER 11/25/2010 7:43AM

    What silverknot said. You should join in the fun, just choose wisely.
You CAN do it! Have a Terrific Thanksgiving...My tip for today is to choose a dessert plate to eat on...have everything, but less of it.
Enjoy your DAY!

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SILVERKNOT 11/24/2010 3:41PM

    Everything in moderation. If you always deny certain foods it will be harder to stick to your plan. Perhaps you could get a kid's size? One milkshake is not going to derail your plan, a milkshake every day or every week will most likely have an impact. Don't beat yourself up over it, it is okay to have a treat once in a while. :)

Keep up the good work! :)

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FENDERJAZZMAN 11/24/2010 3:07PM

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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Weekend Experiment

Monday, November 22, 2010

Well this weekend I decided to give myself a break, which seems counterintuitive since I gained a lbs last week. My thought was just to relax and enjoy the weekend (which was beautiful). My kids were having a great time and we all just enjoyed being together.
I decided today to track my calories and see how "Bad" I was...turns out I still ate within my calorie range. Now I don't think I would recommend this type of action long term, but giving myself this little break energized me to focus starting today...which will hopefully maintain throughout the week.
I hope you all have a happy Thanksgiving :)

  


Today's Weigh In

Friday, November 19, 2010

Well today I am feeling a bit down in the dumps, I know it will pass, but all the same I thought I had a good week...low and behold I gained a pound.
What the hell?
I have exercised everyday (either Zumba or running/weight training in the gym). I have watched the food I've eaten and I've watched my portion control.
Just when you think you might be doing things right...it turns out wrong.
My initial thought, when I saw the scale, was to scrap everything and forget about it all.
I figure though I have spent a good amount of time learning about food and exercise that I should give it some more time. STILL it is hard to not feel defeated.
It makes me really sad because I have felt for weeks that I was just spinning my wheels as I wasn't dropping any weight.
I am going to try Zumba as a pick me up tonight and maybe as Scarlett O'Hara says "Tomorrow is another day."

  


Zumba part II

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Ok so the craze continues.
Last night I decided to pop in the Cardio party for Zumba and spent almost on hour sweating and dancing and loving every minute of it. I then decided I had not had enough and that I wanted to keep going (yes my husband thought I was crazy)...so I put in the Ab workout. 20 minutes later and 867 calories burned I was a little tired and a lot sweaty.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this workout.
Plus today I can tell I worked out as there is a small amount of soreness, but that really only drives me to want to do MORE of the workout tonight.
I hope all of you are having a wonderful day and some really yummy food
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RACHELKYLE 11/16/2010 12:11PM

    I thought once I got going I didn't really want to stop as I saw my HRM just keeping racking up those calories :)

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HEIDIB2935 11/16/2010 11:41AM

    I like Zumba too! 867 burned in one day, that is great!

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