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Lost a pound in Paris!

Saturday, August 09, 2008

I've spent 5 days in Paris and it was a blast. I wasn't sure how the weight lose/gain would go, but I didn't stress it. I'm ecstatic to find that I still lost a pound!

I was far more sensible with my eating than I expected to be, we ate a small breakfast at the hotel which included yogurt and croissants, ate a large lunch which always included a large salad, and then for dinner we stopped off at a grocery store and bought fruit and vegies, yoghurt, pre-made salads and such. Except for one night when we ate out.

I ate what I wanted, but I really didn't feel like a bunch of fatty stuff, so yeah for me!

And of course we walked.

And we walked.

And we walked some more.

My feet were exhausted by the end of each day.

I'm sure the walking had a lot to do with not gaining any extra pounds, and I reminded myself of that every time we walked up the stairs in the evening up to the room.

Yeah me!

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SLIMMER150 8/10/2008 10:29AM

    Good Deal! ..on losing the pound there...
Better than leaving your heart in San Fransisco...

I bet they have wonderful food over there too! Now you know your next trip somewhere you can do just fine. Way to Go!

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REBI84 8/10/2008 6:20AM

  Wow, congratulations! I am going on olidays soon, too, and I am a bit scared of all the eating out and so on. But yeah, the walking should help.

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    Great job!

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Checking in

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

I am still here.

I haven't written in this blog for a few days, but I have been visiting SP.

I have lost one pound, nothing much, however I am surprised I lost that much. Last week I spent my time reading and writing and planning and not so much doing. I think just being more aware of my lifestyle and food choices is how I lost that one lonely pound. I can't say I've really tried in the last few days either, but I am motivated, and that's part of the battle.

Last week wasn't a good week to start, I knew ahead of time that it would be a very emotional week, and I am an emotional eater, but I was feeling motivated so I decided "what the heck, just jump in".

This week has also had a few challenges, but today it occured to me that there will never be a perfect time and so I just need to roll with the punches day by day and do the best I can.

Having said all that, I can say that since I started up again a week and a half ago I haven't had any night time emotional binges, and I attribute that to SP. Just visiting every day, reading other blogs and motivating articles and visiting my teams has helped keep me on a more even keel.

It took me a full 10 years to add this 30 pounds, a little at time. And although I would like to lose it quickly, a little at a time is better than none at all.

Bye-bye pound #1!

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JEEPERSCA 7/24/2008 12:43AM

    Whoo hoo!! that's how they got there, one pound at a time, so that's how it will leave!

Congrats on the start of your efforts!

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Ready ... set ... fall

Saturday, July 19, 2008

So I laced up my sneakers, ventured out into the cool evening for a good 45 minute walk with the kids, and five minutes later I was limping back home.

So much for good intentions.

My 13 year old was joking around and pushed me toward the corn field. I stepped into a trench, twisted my ankle slightly and voila, no more walking today for me.

It's not bad, I really didn't limp back home, but my ankle was burning a little and the sorness is now creeping up my leg. I'm sure I will be fine tomorrow but it sure did put a damper on my mood.

Tomorrow we plan on going to a local festival and we will be walking quite a bit. I'll be taking some lunch with me so I don't eat the junk food there, I don't really like the stuff they sell at most of the stands anyway, especially being a vegetarian. Bratwurst and currywurst wont be tempting me, and I've had enough prezels to last me a while.

Off to bed now after I check out a few more articles.

Grab those spark points!

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URSULAFINLEY 7/20/2008 6:37PM

    Awww... well good intentions do count for something! I hope your ankle heals quickly. Hope you've having a good time at the festival!

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One snack at a time

Friday, July 18, 2008

Well, I am still going over my calorie limit with my food, however a pattern is emerging, and I am finding that it is my snacks that are pushing me over the top. Even though they are healthy (well, mostly), I am eating too much of them.

I frequently snack on nuts, and I'm learning that if a little is good, more is NOT better.

Seriously, I ate half my days calories in walnuts yesterday! How did that happen???? And lets not even go into my fat percentage!

So, today I just ate a few, and I'll be reigning in on the snacks from now on.

My actual sit down meals are good, they need tweaking, but I'm on the right path - phew!

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JEEPERSCA 7/22/2008 4:01PM

    there's something good about being used to snacking all day long, the smaller meals spread out can boost your metabolism.

I know they say drinking water... but seriously - i started filling this camelbak brand water bottle I have - it has the internal straw and the rubber spout you have to bite to get water. But I carry it around with me all over, and I find myself less hungry having it always around me.

I'm always been terrible at drinking water, too.

That's excellent that you have been able to identify the trend, it might help to plan out your lunch and calculate in snacks, and don't eat it all in one sitting. put some aside to serve as those snacks for later so you've planned ahead?

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JEANNIC 7/19/2008 12:51PM

    hello i am new to this site and i log my daily food intake i am findin my carbs are very high and protein is low so i am doing a soy protein shake for breakfast 28g of protein first thing I also seem to waste cal on snacks like sesame sticks yesterday i ate 1/2 the bag i guess i should take some out and put the bag away easier said then done right.

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LEELYNN2 7/18/2008 5:55PM

    Oh those wonderful/awful nuts.... I stay away from them for snacks too usually except maybe raw almonds on occasions, but I put walnuts in virtually everything I can think of. They make everything better!

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Oatmeal for breakfast

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

I had a decent breakfast this morning, but boy did the oatmeal rack up my carbs for the day! I was really surprised by that.

I put in all of my food in the tracker thinking that I really didn't each much at all today but I was surprised at how many calories it ended up at.

What an eye-opener!

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JEEPERSCA 7/16/2008 7:19PM

    I started using the quaker old fashioned, you know, the one in the big tube?

1/2 cup seemed like so little... but then I added a serving of wheat germ (something I remember as a kid making fun of my dad for eating), a small banana cut up, and then I take one of those Maple Sugar flavored instant packs and sprinkle about 1/10th of it on top, juuuuussst a teeeeeny bit to get the slightest of flavor out.

I suppose I could just get a thing of brown sugar and give a sprinkle, but this is just convenient.

Anyway, the 1/2 cup suddenly seems not-so-small with everything else added in.

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KYRRDIS 7/16/2008 4:18PM

    Oatmeal is good for you in a lot of ways, so I wouldn't give it up because of the carbs. If it's prepackaged with sugar, flavorings, etc. you could try plain oatmeal and see if adding your own stuff helps. It might cut down on the carbs AND calories.

I had the same surprise when I started adding up my own foods. I haven't given anything up quite yet, but it does affect how often I eat or drink certain items! I'm still trying to figure out a way to get pizza without going way over my limits.

Still... how else can you learn what the high-calorie/carb foods are? Good luck with your future meals.

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