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Got my carbs in, time for my walk!

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Ate some carbs for dinner, getting ready for my Gamers Fit daily challenge to get in 1.5 miles of walking today. My actual goal is 3 miles. Last time I took my dog and he hadn't done that in a while. He actually was tuckering out and I had to go a little slower for my side-kick.

Already got my Wii Fit in today too. I'm just within my calorie range. As long as I don't eat anything else tonight, I'll end the day on a positive note. Now, just to repeat tomorrow, and the next day, and the next day, and the next day!

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ABRANNEWME2014 9/9/2010 6:11PM

    That funny you tired the dog out....keep it up


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Emotional Eating...

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Had a bad day yesterday; had to sell some things I like in order to pay some bills. I misjudged a few things. I know it happens, but it is a bummer. I let things change my mental state too much. Thankfully I'm seeing a professional to help me regulate my depression. Last night I ate out of emotion without consideration. Thankfully there wasn't too much food in the house, so that kept the consumption minimal.

Today I woke up with the same feelings, still eating a bit out of control, but I was able to snag some exercise in there. So, after tracking, I'm about 600 calories over my range and burned about the same in exercise. I'm feeling a bit better emotionally too. My primary care doctor confirmed the exercise will help my emotions too.

So, now I'm forcing myself to get on and earn some spark points. Trying to keep my game up and see my new healthier ME.

I'm using Wii Fit, which is REALLY nice. What I like most isn't necessarily the exercises, but the graphs. I like to see when and what time I weight myself. To see my progress. And then...if I have an increase, it keeps a log of what my reasonings were (eating too much, snacking, etc.) I'm looking forward to seeing what else becomes of this journey.

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RYANDEJONGHE 9/10/2010 12:56PM

    Thanks for the comments everyone! Much appreciated.

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SOHOJOSE 9/10/2010 12:37PM

    I've been there too (money, emotional eating, trying to figure out emotions, etc). I can tell you that exercise helps a lot. For me, exercise helped a lot. It made me feel better and clear my head so I could focus on the things that mattered. You can do this!

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ABRANNEWME2014 9/9/2010 6:13PM

    You can deffinitely do this


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JANTWO 9/9/2010 12:30AM

    I agree Believe in yourself and KNOW you can do this!!!! emoticon

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STEELKICKIN 9/8/2010 10:28PM

    We all have done it...misjudged bills, ate out of frustration...we are HUMAN. But you're doing the right thing. You're putting one foot in front of the other and going forward! And trust me, there are going to be times you don't feel like exercising, but try to remember the "lift" it gave you. It REALLY does help in that regards...it is scientifically proven! So keep on keeping on! You're doing a FANTASTIC job! I'm rootin' for ya...because I've been there.

Always believe in yourself...

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Back to work

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Back to work after the three day weekend. First three day weekend I've had in almost 2 years. I had that second job, but recently quit and now my wife is working at night. More time with kids and fitness for me! (oh, and Farmville...lol)

I hope to get to bed at a decent time tonight so I can get my bonus walk in tomorrow a.m. Otherwise, another 30 minutes of Wii Fit or Just Dance or something tonight. Maybe some Grand Slam Tennis too!

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    My mom is so obsessed with farming (which is my fault) that she logs onto my Facebook account and farms my land too, lol.

Go get those minutes - you can do it!


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House Chores Day (aka Labor Day)

Monday, September 06, 2010

Today for the holiday I've decided to get some things done around the house that I've been meaning to do. Mostly deep cleaning and finding all those Cheerios and crayons that the kids hid in the far corners of the house. Yeah, lots of surprises with the kids. Even worked up a little sweat getting this cleaning done.

Hopefully will get a little more in though. I can see where exercise can be addicting.

Hope you all have a great day!

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TURTLE_MOM 9/6/2010 4:44PM

    Gotta love that! Def add cleaning to your fitness tracker! It counts :) Happy labor day!

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Well it isn't pretty...

Sunday, September 05, 2010

I've been trying to track my calories on a more regular basis, which shows me getting my days full of calories by mid-day. Needless to say, when I thought I was doing good, I was actually going over by a good deal. That would explain my weight gain even though I have increased my exercise significantly. At least it will get me in the habit and let me make smarter choices from here on out. Just got to keep logging those calories.

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JANTWO 9/6/2010 12:10AM

    Don't give up!!!! You CAN do it. At least you found out what was up and are taking steps to remedy the situation. emoticon

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ODIE57 9/5/2010 5:26PM

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    The key to this is tracking. Tracking every bite, no exceptions, no "this doesn't count". Diet, meaning what you're putting in, is 80-90% of this battle. If you have the choice of tracking or exercising, pick tracking every time! You cannot exercise away bad food choices. You CANNOT exercise away bad food choices. If you're not getting the 80-90% right, the 10-20% just doesn't matter.

But I guess you kind of already figured this out.

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