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Can't. Stop. Eating.

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

2317 calories - 617 CALORIES OVER!
3 fruits/veggies
8+ glasses of water
4+ km run


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TKAYSMILES 2/10/2012 5:26PM

    You should be proud to that you tracked it all. I mean I usually give up when I don't have a good day. Like everyone else said...your a nursing momma. You have to eat more then just normal. Be kind to yourself!!

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COOPSM 2/9/2012 8:30PM

    Pick up and move is a new day!!! Don't let one get you down...

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BOBBYD31 2/8/2012 8:18PM

    you will be fine, your taking care of roo too. plus your burning calories with your workouts

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    Same problem here. Good choices, too many of them. I have a motto: "Cancel and Replace". Yesterday's done...canceling. Today's here....replace with better choices.

Hang in there!

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JOPAPGH 2/8/2012 10:19AM

    Win enough daily battles = win the war. Today is a chance for a fresh start.

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JSIM92480 2/8/2012 9:22AM

    I agree with Lizzie, is you're nursing there are different rules to go by in regards to calorie intake and SparkPeople (as wonderful as they are) just is not equiped to take that into account. So give yourself some slack :D. emoticon

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CASSIOEPIA 2/8/2012 8:23AM

    Is Roo going through a growth spurt? When she needs more, you will need to eat a bit more - they go hand in hand. I wouldn't worry about one day - you did that Burn workout the night before too, that could have something to do with being extra hungry.

Oh, and about the status comment...not really bribing him at all with popcorn. He is just being his protective self, and not wanting me out by myself. Since I still want to go, I just have to say I'm going, and he grudgingly follows. Kind of fun to get him walking that way, but it works!

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LIZZYP609 2/8/2012 7:45AM

    If you are still nursing you need to listen to your body! This could very well be what you needed. You don't eat like this everyday. Give yourself some slack!

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DREBENEZER 2/8/2012 7:44AM

    I can only echo what Sprouts said. Don't worry about one day in the day to day to day calories count. What counts is how you feel and that your weight doesn't go back up. Today will be a better day.

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    One day at a time,Momma! So, yesterday wasn't the greatest...improve upon it today. :) What are you putting in that makes it so far over? Is it baked goods?(did I see you got some more from Auntie?) or portion sizes of healthy foods?

Plus-cut some slack. You're still nursing that sweet little Princess who needs a happy and well fed mommy. AND you got in a run!! Yeah, so maybe there's not a calorie deficit today,but you probably burned at least 1/2 of the extra calories. Not necessarily a way to lose weight,but it's not ALL lost.

BTW-HOW do you get your pie charts from nutrition page to your blog? It's really a good way to show how we ate.

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    What state of mind were you in while eating? I know when I am frustrated, tired, overwhelmed I tend to eat more. A nap or taking a 5 minutes break helps me re focus. I hope today is better for you.

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JOCKOLEWIS 2/8/2012 1:35AM

You ran, that counts for something!
You'll do better tomorrow:)

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January 30 through February 5

Monday, February 06, 2012

I set some goals for myself in the "Reviewing January" blog last week. I've been REALLY trying but, I have to admit, my mind's not completely into the nutrition half of this healthier lifestyle that I'm trying to lead. To review the past week:
*More days within calorie range. - 2/7 DAYS. I missed one (01/31) by 44 calories.
*More gym time. - I went to two classes at GoodLife and ran 3 times.
*More days with at least 5 servings of fruits and veggies. - 5/7 DAYS.
*More days with at least 8 glasses of water. - 7/7 DAYS!

All in all not a bad week but I still want to do better with calories and freggies.

I'm trying something new starting tonight. One of my friends, and former GL co-workers, is starting a class called "BURN". Twice a week for the next six weeks, I'm in Ali's hands. I'm a little scared LOL.

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BLACKROSE_222 2/7/2012 10:44AM

    Look forward, not behind. You are doing great! Hopefully BURN is just a name to give you pause - LOL. Have fun!

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    You're doing okay-no beating up. Let us know how BURN goes~~sounds a tad painful:O

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Mini horse!

Friday, February 03, 2012

I'm going to blog about my day later but I wanted to put this photo up so I don't forget.
Her name is Belle and she is Roo's pony. She's a miniature horse so she won't get much bigger than she is right now. I'll have to have a photo taken with her this weekend so you can see the height. So cute and, yes, rideable.

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BOBBYD31 2/5/2012 10:52AM

    roo got a pony! belle is too cute, cant wait to see pics of roo in little cowgirl boots on belle

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CASSIOEPIA 2/4/2012 9:11PM

    A little girl and her pony! So sweet :)

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ETTEZEUS 2/3/2012 10:19PM

    Ah, every kids have a pony!

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    Sweet little horse just for Roo-does she have the riding gear yet? :)

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KKWOOD80 2/3/2012 10:58AM

    She is beautiful!!! ARent they neat! They have no idea they are so little huh? Same horse personality just little. I dont have one but know who someone does. They are so cool!

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Groundhog day

Thursday, February 02, 2012

I woke up this morning and wiggled out of bed to go get my breakfast and coffee before Roo took notice that I was missing. Luckily, she's a heavy sleeper because I don't wiggle so quietly anymore. Got it all done and settled before she popped her eyes open tho'. Score one for Mommy! I didn't even know she was awake until I turned and saw this:

Yesterday, I set myself some goals for February. So far, I'm on track.. sort of.
*More days within calorie range - DONE
*More gym time - IT WAS A RUN DAY
*More days with at least 5 servings of fruits and veggies. - FELL SHORT WITH 3
*More days with at least 8 glasses of water - DONE

Today was marginally better.
*More days within calorie range. - OVER BY 510 (this has been edited)
*More gym time. - BODYPUMP CLASS (1 HOUR)
*More days with at least 5 servings of fruits and veggies. - DONE
*More days with at least 8 glasses of water. - DONE

I feel pretty good about things so far.

Tomorrow, I'm getting up and going to a class I haven't tried yet at my club: NewBody. ( I hope I don't fall on my head) Then I have to drop Hughy off at doggy daycare, go for a visit at my old work, hit Walmart for a few things and pick up my mother so that she can visit with the kids before we go to the farm for Grandpa's birthday (#85). We're coming back Saturday evening but boy-oh it seems like I have to pack a lot of stuff. I blame Roo emoticon
Hopefully, I can stay connected while I'm gone. I want to get a "perfect attendance" trophy for February. I blew my chances of getting one in January at the last minute.. GRR.

*EDITED* after I posted Logan called for me to pick him up at the basketball game he'd gone to. Everyone decided they wanted Blizzards. Since I squandered all my willpower at Costco this morning... I had a mini Oreo Cheesequake. SO not worth the 380 calories.

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ONE*BUSY*MOM 2/4/2012 12:32AM

    What a gorgeous smile! She's so adorable.

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LIZZYP609 2/3/2012 7:22AM

    Love that Smile!!
great job on your tracking and being on track!

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JOPAPGH 2/2/2012 11:38PM

    Sweetie! And congrats on your great start to the month.

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GOEGIRL 2/2/2012 10:06PM

    Aaaaaahhh... that is one CUTE baby! What a joy to see those morning sunshine smiles! That's what I miss most about babies, they almost always wake up happy (well, in the morning anyway.)

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    hope you can get in here over your farm stay!
Love the picture and I remember those mornings...when they wake up smiling and you just DIE inside from all the love and cuteness!!!! aahhh!!! nothing like it ~~

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Reviewing January

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Running - 13 activities - 65.72 kms (7:54:51)
Walking - 3 activities - 10.44 kms (2:11:28)
Gym time - 7 classes - 6:15:00 BodyPump x 4, Baby Bootcamp x 1, Awesome Abs x 2
Total workout time: 16:36:19 emoticon

I tracked my food 26/31 days and earned two gold stars for staying within my range. emoticon

I lost 2.5 pounds. emoticon

Things to improve for February -
*More days within calorie range.
*More gym time.
*More days with at least 5 servings of fruits and veggies. I'm at 68% since 11/01 (when I reset my spark to stage 2)
*More days with at least 8 glasses of water. I'm at 67% (since 11/01)

I can do this!!
Here's one of my favourite pictures of Roo from January:

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    Great month,Penny!!! and you forgot some numbers: 150% given to your baby girl and those handsome boys!
You inspire me even more to do whatever I can to lose this doggone weight! I feel like it's forever attached...

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BOBBYD31 2/1/2012 8:52PM

    didn't you just knock out some great numbers this month.

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MIAMIA7 2/1/2012 8:43PM

    You are amazing. Keep up the good work. And yes, you CAN do this...and so can I...right?

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JOPAPGH 2/1/2012 8:22PM

    Sounds like a productive month. Hope you have a great February!

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MARGARITTM 2/1/2012 3:03PM

    You are doing great - Keep it up for February!

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