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Counting Backwards, Day 29

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Whew! In spite of last night's insomnia, I got a lot done today and plenty of exercise. Big accomplishment: I got all the way through a pilates video and didn't have to substitute anything. Granted, I took the easier options when there were options, but I did it! I can really feel a difference since I stepped up my workouts. Now if only my scale would get the message....

338 breakfast
343 lunch
177 snack
421 dinner
203 snack #2

1481 total

  
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TEDYBEAR2838 7/20/2012 9:05AM

    It WILL happen!

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CHANGING4ME49 7/20/2012 8:41AM

    Wait for it! Wait for it! emoticon Sometimes our scales play games with us and make us wait for results much longer than we wish too. Nevertheless it will move and in the right direction too. I am sure of it! You are doing so good. Keep up the great work my friend!!

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ROXYZMOM 7/20/2012 6:41AM

    It will! Keep going and you will be happy you kept this countdown up. You are doing great - you are going to be at your weight loss goal before you know it!

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LHLADY517 7/19/2012 10:00PM

    Good job

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"I decided to take an aerobics class..." LOL

Thursday, July 19, 2012

I don't remember where I found this, but I thought it was a hoot!

"I decided to take an aerobics class. I bent, twisted, gyrated, jumped up and down for an hour. But, by the time I got my leotard on, the class was over."

  
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ROXYZMOM 7/20/2012 6:42AM

    Too funny!

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TEDYBEAR2838 7/19/2012 7:10PM

    emoticon Good One,
I can relate

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Counting Backwards, Days 31 and 30

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Day 31 was very busy, but productive. I had business to do with my mother-in-law's estate, and things are looking good about the sale of her house. But it meant more eating on the run at odd times and not keeping track very well. I was grateful that I'd gotten in my workout early in the day. I spent the evening at a very interesting dream workshop.

Day 30 - I'm really pleased with myself today. I've been doing the Sweatsuit to Swimsuit Challenge, and my video was a short and easy resistance band workout. I added a 20 min cardio sculpt video for more cal burning. This one was hard, though do-able with a few modifications, but it sure went on and on. MORE? Yes, because when I finally got to the end, I noticed it ran for 28 min and 30 sec, which in my book is a lot closer to 30 min than 20 as listed. The good part--I could do it! emoticon

330 breakfast
359 lunch
168 snack
348 dinner
200 snack 2

1405 total! emoticon

  
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ROXYZMOM 7/20/2012 6:48AM

    Excellent work!!

Was the dream class about analyzing dreams??

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CHANGING-TURTLE 7/19/2012 4:31PM

    Good job emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TEDYBEAR2838 7/18/2012 9:24PM

    You are progressing so nicely and I'm so proud of you!

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Counting backwards, Day 32--BAD, but good

Monday, July 16, 2012

386 breakfast
340 lunch

and downhill from there. BAD food day. However, I am not feeling bad about it, not feeling guilty, not mentally beating up on myself because I learned something useful. I wasn't craving sweets; I wanted FATS. I've been trying so hard to get back on track and stay there, that I've been eating mostly on the low end of my range and--significant, I think--slightly under on fats. I think my body rebelled against all the non-fat stuff I've been consuming. The more I thought about it, the better I felt. This is my gut-level intuition telling me something important. In addition, I realized that I don't intend to eat non-fat food the rest of my life. I don't mind low-fat, I don't mind exercising portion control and making better choices, I've learned to enjoy daily workouts. Yes, the non-fat foods may help me lose more quickly, but in the long run, that's less important than eating in a way that I'm more inclined to maintain. I think I'm done with skim milk and fat-free yogurt. It may take me a little longer to reach my target weight, but I think I'll be less likely to have the constant struggle I've been having with staying in cal range if I'm getting what my body is telling me is enough.

After that revelation, I felt...clearer in myself about the direction I'm taking. I drank extra water and walked an extra 30 minutes, advice I once read on ending a binge. Honestly, in spite of the food, I feel really good about today.

For the record, this is my 11 month Sparkversary, and I'd say those insights were a good present. emoticon

  
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CHANGING-TURTLE 7/17/2012 5:33PM

    We all need to have a day to just kick back and say hey I want that fattening what ever and have it and enjoy it. Monday looks like that was your day, i am trying not to make tuesday mine, I weigh in tomorrow at my doctors.
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TEDYBEAR2838 7/17/2012 4:56PM

    Breakfast and lunch both looked good and in range.

Down hill from there?

You are doing great and it takes little changes along to
way to keep on target

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Counting backwards, Day 33

Sunday, July 15, 2012

OK, I did it, on the high end of my range, but I did it. Exercise: SP video, stretches, and several major cleaning projects.

400 breakfast
348 lunch
194 snack #1
479 dinner
128 snack #2

1548 total with only two cal to spare!

  
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ANGGEL40 7/16/2012 8:26PM

    emoticonyou are doing great emoticon

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MAMMER3 7/16/2012 8:31AM

    That's amazing, by reading your countdown I can tell you are really determined and that's a great sign. KEEP IT UP!!

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MUSOLF6 7/16/2012 8:03AM

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ROXYZMOM 7/15/2012 10:16PM

    You did it! And on a weekend! You rock!

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