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Still counting, one week to go, and LOL to jumpstart some motivation

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Day 8 - I lost yesterday due to computer troubles. I was able to track part of the day--good--but got frustrated later and ended nibbling in the evening. A couple of full scans later, the acute problems seem to have gone away, but computer is still a bit sluggish.

On the plus side,
Did a great cardio workout
Finished a book
Tracked what I could and did well for most of the day

Day 7 - Today I woke up feeling totally unmovitated. I told myself, "Come on, you can do it," and did my usual 5 min wakeup stretches. I checked the computer, logged on to SP, posted my status, and within seconds found featured board post, "Not Feeling It? Do It Anyway!" Just what I needed. After that, I visited SUPERACHIEVER's blog that sent me to some hilarious cat videos on YouTube. To get in my upbeat song for the day, I went to the piano, which is how I often do it, and found a very funny song in a Quaker hymnal that starts, "What do you do with a new Attender" to the tune of "What Shall We Do With a Drunken Sailor". "Read him a bit from Advices and Queries", "Make him sit for an hour in silence", and "Appoint him on to the Peace Committee" gave me another good laugh.

Then I tracked my breakfast and was very surprised that what I thought was a good breakfast came in 102 cal over what was recommmended. That was with sugar-free jam, light English muffin, Can't Believe It's Not Butter Light, and 30 cal Silk almond milk, banana/pb/cocoa smoothie. Arghh. Should have stuck to half a muffin. Should have looked at my tracker first, not after, or tracked as I went. Oh well. Not fatal; I can recover from that mistake and still be in range today.

Off to play with my SP DVD! I was so excited to actually have won something!

THANK YOU dear Sparkfriends. Doing it alone is not only a lot harder, it usually doesn't stick.

Later: I've got about 200 cal left for evening snack. In spite of overdoing breakfast, I'm going ot make it! emoticon

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

ROXYZMOM 8/9/2012 8:28PM

    Way to recognize that you weren't feeling motivated today Nd still getting yourself back on track - I love the way you didn't throw in the towel. I make protein drinks sometimes after a run - they do add up in cals but also fill me up. Try using skim milk and half a banana.

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1EMMA2011 8/9/2012 6:33PM

    So proud of you! Thank you for your inspiration! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Counting Backwards, Day 9 - Schakolad OD!

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

This has been a great day! I exercised, ate light yesterday and today, planning ahead to indulge at a chocolate and wine tasting tonight with friends at Schakolad. Talk about awesome! I counted 941 cal excluding the evening out. My wine probably totaled less than one glass, but I didn't even try to tally the chocolates.

What fun! We dipped pretzels, strawberries, and marshmallows in a chocolate fountain, sampled four fine wines and who knows how many chocolates, and got to decorate a flat bar to take home. I had about 600 cal to spare, but I'm sure it was more than that. However, we had a wonderful night out, no regrets, and I'll be back on track tomorrow.
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    what fun, treat yourself now and then you deserve it emoticon

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MAMMER3 8/8/2012 2:06PM

    If you never go out and do things like that you will always feel deprived and like you are on a diet. When you have those chocolate wine parties (which sounds like the best party ever invented) then you know its a way of life, you keep eating well and exercising and your whole life changes. Way to go sounds awesome!!

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KIMPY225 8/8/2012 9:16AM

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ROXYZMOM 8/8/2012 5:52AM

    That sounds like a lot of fun - wine and chocolate - yum!

Great job!

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LYNETTEMOM 8/8/2012 1:04AM

    mmmmm, I am a chocoholic and it sounds like you had a divine evening!

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Counting Backwards, Day 10 - New Team!

Monday, August 06, 2012

:-) I joined the new SparkCoach team and will give it a 2 wk trial to see how I do with it. It was fun coming up with over 650 points today!

For exercise, I put together a collection of short stretching videos while giving some sore muscles a break. Some of them don't seem to have a way to add them to favorites.

Good meals today with 1386 total.

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ROXYZMOM 8/7/2012 6:00AM

    You are on a roll with the spark teams! Can't wait to see your updated picture!

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TMCK-40 8/6/2012 11:55PM

  I'll check it out tomorrow!

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POETLKNG2LOSE 8/6/2012 9:14PM

    Way to go kep it up. I am hoping to lose weight this week and get over this mood I am in.

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TEDYBEAR2838 8/6/2012 8:26PM

    I know I did the same. The points surprised me. I didn't realize you
got any.


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Counting backwards, Day 11!

Sunday, August 05, 2012

TIRED. Ended up with 1402 cal total in spite of making waffles and fried apples for breakfast, turkey casserole for dinner, and WeightWatchers spice cake for husband who didn't get enough when I made it for company last weekend.

I did a load of laundry, sang in choir, shopped, ran errands, baked, read two newspapers, and played string with a very persistent cat. I was glad I exercised early today, or I wouldn't have gotten to it!


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TEDYBEAR2838 8/6/2012 7:17PM

    I try to get most of my exercise in the AM. Then a bit in the evening to round it out.

Good for you. I love playing string with kitties

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ANGGEL40 8/6/2012 1:31PM

    Yes seems like your day was full...hope you got a chance to rest!

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NANCYPAT1 8/5/2012 10:47PM

    Your day sounds fabulous. Have a great week.

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Counting backwards, Days 13 & 12! Where'd they go?

Saturday, August 04, 2012

I just realized I didn't do a blog yesterday. It was unexpectely busy, so much so that "lunch" at 2 PM was a cup of coffee and a cookie at the bank. I'd eaten a light breakfast, actually forgot to eat everything on my menu, so you can imagine how hungry I was when I finally got home. I expect I was over my cal range, but I had a very productive busy day that made me happy even if my meals got all messed up.

Today was a little out of the ordinary, too. We woke up much too early and went out for breakfast. I was tired of my usual order of poached eggs on wheat toast, or fruit and oatmeal, so I had a delicious and filling vegetable omelet with grits and a buttermilk biscuit, something I haven't indulged in for ages. I wasn't very hungry at lunch time, had a roll and bowl of homemade Greek lemon rice soup. I skipped my afternoon snack, cleaned and repaired a large kitchen drawer instead of eating. Dinner was leftover turkey, vegetables, and yellow rice. The combination turned out so good, we both had seconds which I rarely do anymore. In spite of using the bulk of my calories on two meals, I still have 91 to spare if I want a small bedtime snack!

Total = 1459

In addition to eating well, I did an assortment of short SP videos and workouts, a couple with balance ball and ending with some yoga poses. After 7 mos of doing SP videos, I have enough flexibility to do ALL the poses! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LHLADY517 8/4/2012 11:04PM

    Sounds like you're doing great on learning your "new lifestyle."

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