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Thanks, friends, re: last night's blog NOT on track

Monday, January 14, 2013

Ugh. Had a bad night thanks to yesterday's over-rich food. I slept till the last possible minute this morning because I'd slept so poorly, definitely not up to Bootcamp videos, but did 5 min gentle stretching to get myself going.

I'm drinking ginger tea this morning and had some Greek yogurt for breakfast. I'm planning to go for a walk on break in a bit.

THANK YOU, friends, for the reassurance that one bad day is not fatal.
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SWEDIEPIE 1/16/2013 7:43PM

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, my fellow PB2 lover! I only buy the chocolate's heaven in that little jar! My favorite afternoon snack is a banana dipped in it. This morning I added a scoop to a cup of vanilla almond milk, added a banana and ice, and made a smoothie. Oh my!

Glad to see you picked yourself up the other day and got back on track. emoticon

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LIVINGFREE19 1/15/2013 10:07AM


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CATBEFIT 1/14/2013 5:57PM

    Persistance beats perfection every time!!

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ROXYZMOM 1/14/2013 5:37PM

    Sorry you don't feel good . I hope you get a good night sleep tonight!

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POPSY190 1/14/2013 1:15PM

    Just think of all the days you were on the right track- one swallow doesn't make a Spring!

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NOW2DAY 1/14/2013 11:23AM

    You made a great start today. That counts.

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MOVEITMARY 1/14/2013 11:08AM

    "Even if you fall on your face, you're still moving forward".
~ Victor Kiam

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    Fall down seven times, get up eight.

Make Today a Great Day!

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MADAMES 1/14/2013 9:38AM


Feel better today!

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Day 13 NOT on track

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Unexpectedly hectic day, too many calories, too few fitness minutes. I'm really glad I doubled my Bootcamp Challenge video this morning. Will carry on tomorrow.

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POPSY190 1/13/2013 11:32PM

    You'll be ok!

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ROXYZMOM 1/13/2013 9:42PM

    We all get those! One day is not going to screw you up. You will be backbon track tomorrow, I know you will!!

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ANGGEL40 1/13/2013 9:35PM

    We all have those days..looking forward to tomorrow..Let's Go!

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MOVEITMARY 1/13/2013 9:15PM

    Well, that's what happens when you don't have sprinkles, I guess... ;)

One thing you can count on - tomorrow's another day.

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TEDYBEAR2838 1/13/2013 8:55PM

    All in due time. emoticon
Have to pace ourselves. SOme days just don't go like
we wanted them to.

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Day 12 mostly good and learning

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Interesting day.

40 really good fitness minutes

1206 tracked calories PLUS making up the deficit. To explain:

I ate a good breakfast, factoring in the coffee and half & half, not light, that I'd have at a workshop. Lunch was manageable; I ate half a tuna-filled pita, no chips, no cookies, a bit of yogurt with pomegranite seeds, and raw veggies. Dinner was half a Greenwise pizza at 315 calories with some broccoli from the garden. Now...I'm hungry, really honestly hungry. Ok, not enough protein today, and I have plenty of calories left for a snack after 12 days of eating on the low end of my cal range. Ate snack. Waited. Still truly hungry. No emotional wanting to eat, but genuinely hungry. Another small high protein snack. That should do it, and I still have calories to spare....

I am STILL hungry. It seems my body is saying it hasn't had enough today--or this week. 1200 cal is my low end, and tonight my body said, "I'm going to send you hunger signals until you feed me a little more fat, a little more protein, and some more carbs."

Here's where it gets good. I ate without weighing, without counting, without measuring until I felt full and satisfied. My cal count before that snack was 1206, and I'm probably a bit over my max of 1550, but I feel good about listening to my body, not mindlessly eating anything and everything, and giving myself permission to simply eat what I needed without feeling guilty.

What's not going to happen is a downward spiral tomorrow. I may need to up my cal count a little for at least some days, and I may not reach my goal of 2 lbs this week. But I think what I chose tonight was realistic and will allow me to keep going.

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ANGGEL40 1/13/2013 9:56PM

    Listening to your body is a good are doing great emoticon

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ROXYZMOM 1/13/2013 8:19PM

    Very good!! Love the way you thought it out!

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TEDYBEAR2838 1/13/2013 10:12AM

    You are doing emoticon

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CHANGING4ME49 1/13/2013 7:15AM

    You are doing so well. emoticon

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MADAMES 1/13/2013 12:39AM

    A big BRAVO for you! Way to go dealing with true hunger and really listening to your body.
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BLUE42DOWN 1/13/2013 12:15AM


When we're eating because we're genuinely hungry, and making sure we're eating things that can satisfy our body's needs, we tend to eat correctly for our needs.

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POPSY190 1/12/2013 10:32PM

    I think that's a good way to deal with true hunger. emoticon

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DAUGHTEROFTWIN 1/12/2013 10:24PM

    That's fabulous that you're listening to your body. I have come to firmly believe that physical hunger is a good thing. It means my body is functioning as it should. When I am physically hungry I eat. No junk, but foods that will meet my nutritional needs. When I reduced my calories too far I stopped getting hunger pangs and developed intense cravings. My weightloss also stopped.

Since you're not new to SP, you probably already know to enter your exercise in your fitness goals (in addition to tracking). By doing this, my guess is your suggested calorie range is going to go up. Good luck!!

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MOVEITMARY 1/12/2013 10:15PM

    It's about the journey as much as the destination. You are doing awesome!

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11 Days & Brought my own sprinkles!

Friday, January 11, 2013

I worked today near a shop with homemade ice cream. I always stop when I'm there. Today I planned for indulgence on a reasonable scale. Instead of my usual huge deluxe choc-dipped and sprinkled cone, I had coconut frozen yogurt in a small cup, not cone, and brought my own sprinkles to add to it. My mom laughed when I took the shaker of sprinkles out of my purse, but the result was far fewer calories than the deluxe cone would have been! And, I'm ending the day well within my calorie range AGAIN! emoticon

1277 calories with room for a snack if I want it

Reading about and watching the SparkPeople Members on the Today Show story was a great source of motivation. It's Friday, I'm tired, and I had already done a workout today, but after commenting on it, I went for a walk. Yay! emoticon

49 fitness minutes

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BACKTOTEN12 1/12/2013 12:32AM

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POPSY190 1/11/2013 10:01PM

    Good planning and choices!! WTG

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    YAY good job!

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Day 10 Really good through no fault of my own!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

I had two challenges today. After sleeping poorly but getting up anyway so I could exercise, I could NOT access the internet so I couldn't do my Bootcamp video. I rode my stationary bike which I would have done for cardio anyway. It was a VERY quiet morning in my office, so...I was able put on a headset and do a seated core workout inconspicuously at my desk.

Second challenge: I attended a dinner tonight and was concerned about staying in my daily cal range. Not to worry; I couldn't eat the dinner! No evening dairy for me. No triple cheese ravioli, no proscuitto hors d'oeuvres, no chocolate mousse topped with whipped cream. I had a large portion of salad, one and a half small dry rolls, with a cup of coffee for dessert. Since I got home, I've eaten a Kashi blueberry waffle with organic peanut butter on it, making a grand total of...

1100 calories

55 fitness minutes

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PEPPYPATTI 1/11/2013 7:30PM

    Sounds like you had a great day! emoticon emoticon

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POPSY190 1/10/2013 9:45PM

    Well done for seizing opportunities as they presented. emoticon

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