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NO Meat!!! Day 1

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

So far I am good, its only morning, but I am planning on my meals so it wont be so bad, I had some cereal for breakfast, a yogurt, a cup of orange juice and some mandarin oranges. I have to go grocery shopping to load up on veggies and fruits. I will get some noodles for pasta salads and so on. I will be back to add more to this blog.

Breakfast: apple cinnamon cheerios, mandarin oranges, yogurt, orange juice

Lunch: a grilled cheese sandwich, mandarin oranges ( i like oranges)
Snack: apple cinnamon cheerios
Dinner: baked potatoe with cheese, sour cream and butter
Snack: 2.5 oz scoop of red raspberry sherbert from Baskin Robbins!!!

Calories: 1247 ( i need to eat a little more) I am not hungry so I may just drink more water, This is only day one so I am not stressing and I have reached my protein its at the low but I will work on getting it within the middle tomorrow.

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NILLE1979 5/2/2007 11:11PM

    You're doing great Red!! I know it's only day one, but I have faith that you can do this.

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AJIOTAL 5/2/2007 6:55PM

    You got a good plan going! I love the strawberries in the back ground. I just wish the stores sold fresh strawberries. I may have to start going to the tom thumb and krogers in stead of wal mart for fruit. Wal-Mart's fruit is not too fresh to me.

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Red's May Plan!!!

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

“The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.”

Okay May is here, time for me to make up my plan for May.

Drink my water!! 100 oz a day!!!

5 Fruits/Veggies a day!!

No Meat for 10 days May 2nd -12th !!

Sleep 8 hours a night!!!

Exercise Cardio 6x's a week, with 2 extra workouts on Tues & Thurs.
Strength Training on Mon/Wed/Fri!! Build some muscles and tone up.

Continue sparking to keep focused on my goals and reading the articles because they truly help me out.

Journal Everyday!!!

Keep a food log, for when I am out and about.

Cutting off my food at 7pm. Get in 3 meals and 2 snacks daily, stay in calorie range!!!

I am going to lose 8.5 lbs this month. So on June 1st I will be 231. That will be my 50lbs lost weigh in. I will have to think of something to give to myself.

I will weigh in half way through this month on Mothers day just to see the results of no meat. I want to see how that will affect my body!!!

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RIAH929 5/9/2007 12:51PM

    Good luck with this. I wish I was this focused. I'm fasting as well but with no beef, pork, shellfish or pleasure foods. i.e. alcohol, snack foods, or cakes.

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RITA123 5/1/2007 8:18PM

    Good luck Red,

I'm going to do the no meat for 10 days with you, hopefully I can do this. Good luck and tell your little Angel "Happy Belated Birthday!!!!

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LUVLELISA 5/1/2007 7:31PM

    RED u r on the road to SUCCESS I m going 2 make a plan for this month and we will see how we both stick to it BET!!!!!! that no meat 4 10 days I dont thimk so been there done that (smile)

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Monday, April 30, 2007

Today has been a long day........I did my weigh in this morning I am down to 239.5, which is good. I am okay with it. I initially started out aiming for 235 that is my prepregnancy weigh and I wanted to be there for today (Its my daughters birthday) So with her being 6 years old today that was my ultimate goal. I am glad to be this close to my goal. I am truly okay with it. I think being so close to my 240 is what has me bummed. I am riding the fence here. I just want to get away from the fence. I do know that I am planning and re-evaluating for May as I type this up. I will post my plan tomorrow morning, and get started on it right away. I am working on this. I will not fail, I will not give up, I will not give in. I will succeed.

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JQUISTA 5/1/2007 10:09AM

    Awesome job Red! You are truly working that weight off quickly. I live for the day that I will see those numbers on the scale. I'm right behind you trudging on slowly but surely. I fell down last week with not working out and recording what I ate but I got up dusted my butt off and started over again. I'm worth it and nothing will stop me from reaching my goal. You go girl and congrats to you for a job well done!

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MBETTIS 4/30/2007 11:07PM

    In the post from yesterday you said you wanted to be out of 240s and YOU DID IT!! Congratulations. I am inspired by your success. And whay in the world are you doing to try and lose 5 in a week?

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WALKOFFPOUNDS 4/30/2007 7:56PM

    239.5 is good! You have lost and that is what is important. Sometimes you only lose a pound a week, or you might not lose anything but inches. Don't give up!! You are doing great!! Like you said sometimes it is good to switch up things a bit because your body can become used to certain foods or a certain amount of exercise. Usually what I do when I don't lose as much as I want, I wiil increase the intensity and time of my cardio and that seem to do the trick the next week. But don't stress, will will win the battle!!

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Sunday, April 29, 2007

Tomorrow is my daughters Birthday and my weigh in!!!! Breathe and breathe. I am so excited because I want to see how well did I do this month. I also need to do my taping so that will be done. I am cutting off my food at 7pm tonight, I know I am in my calorie range so that is all good. I am cutting off the water intake at 10pm. So I wont eat or drink anything until after weigh in tomorrow morning. I hope to be in the 230's. We shall see, I will take 239, I dont care just get me out of the 240's. LOL I will be back tomorrow morning to report the news.

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WALKOFFPOUNDS 4/29/2007 7:49PM

    Can't wait to hear Red! I am excited for you girl!

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This is not a Diet!!!

Saturday, April 28, 2007

I am here doing this the right way, the way that is finally working for me, I have tried so many things in the past its a shame. I should be crowned the Diet Princess, however I would give up my title because this is a lifestyle change and not a quick and easy fix.

Things I have tried!!!!

Slim Fast- Yuck!!!! I threw up after the first bar and a shake I couldn't hang with it. This was many years ago. ( just recently tried the chocolate bar that tastes like a snickers, it wasn't bad, I could use it as a snack, thats it)

Atkins- I lost 10 lbs and quit, didnt like limiting my foods, too drastic for me. Plus right after I quit the pounds came right back with friends.

Phentermine- diet drug that was an appetite suppressant. That helped I lost 10lbs with the first week, I had slowed down to losing 2 lbs a week until I got down 20lbs, then I stopped and my appetite came back full blast. Which meant the lbs came back full blast.

Lemonade Diet- I felt too deprived of the food, just drinking the juice, seemed to be leaving me hungry, lacking my nutrients and vitamins, and just hungry. I didn't think my body would lose weight for good with that one, I just lost willpower on that one.

I have even tried to go without eating, but that didn't work. I have finally come to realize that its all about a lifestyle change, meaning take things in moderation, and exercise to balance what you put out and what you take in!!!

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KSTAR72 4/30/2007 2:42PM

    Hey Red! It's tempting to do the "quick" things but I've found that the longer it takes me to lose weight, the harder it is to put back on. In the last 6 weeks, I've only lost about 4 or 5 pounds, but when I slip up and eat something I shouldn't, they don't come right back.

Just keep plugging away at it and you'll get there!

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RITA123 4/28/2007 5:29PM

    Hey Red,

I truly understand how you feel. I to have tried all the above, and just recently I went for a weigh in and I had gained back three pounds. I was so fustrated becuase I work out 30 minutes a day, seven days a week. This made me want to say the hell with it. But after reading your post, it's good to know that I'm not alone in this and that there are other women who feel like I do. So Red, your not alone in this battle and I know we will the war. Good luck and thanks for your post. It meant a lot to me today.

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