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Fast Food Is Not My Friend

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

My middle son and I were out and about at lunch time and I thought it would be a nice treat to sit and have a one on one lunch. Great idea. The bacon cheeseburger, fries and rootbeer? Not such a great idea.

I came home and plugged this into nutrition. That one meal was more than my daily calorie allowance. More than my daily fat allowance. And left me full but not really satisfied.

I would have been far better off to go home to eat. Or to grab a Subway sandwich instead of the gut bomb.

Very clear how I put on weight in the first place and why I'm not losing. I'm eating health destroying trash. (And dragging my kid along with me, by the way.)

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MELANIEGIBSON72 6/16/2010 1:14AM

    I feel the same as you. Eat first ask questions later. Maybe what we should both do is plan our meals. And maybe because it was on the hoof so to speak we both need read up on the calories in fast food.

I have worked out that if I do find myself in McDonalds, a ham burger is approx 250 cals as is a portion of fries.

We cannot beat ourselves up tho, tomorrow is another day!!

Good luck with your weight loss journey

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FANORONHA_14 6/16/2010 1:04AM

    Its is good you realized it before it is too late.
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Be Blessed and give thanks

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Motivation in a football song

Monday, June 14, 2010

Since it's World Cup time, I've been hitting the fussball song playlist a bit. I rediscovered one that I liked.

I get knocked down. I get up again. You're never gonna keep me down.

That just has to be my theme here. I'm not going to attain perfection. I will fail to maintain regular workouts. I'll make back food choices because they sound good at the moment.

But I have to resist the urge to declare myself a lost cause. I have to resist surrendering as if fitness and health isn't something that I have any influence over.

I have to get up again. And again. And again.


Spring means a Fresh Chance to Make and Meet Goals

Sunday, February 28, 2010

It never got terribly cold where we live, but we now seem to be headed into the spring rains. Hopefully, that will mean that cherry blossoms and warm weather is right around the corner.

For March, my goals (and how I plan to facilitate meeting them) are:

Walk at least 5 days a week (put on the pedometer every day so I don't lose awareness of my movement - or lack of it).
Lift weights 2-3 days a week (don't let the weight bench get covered with clothes and make this one of the first things I do in the morning).
Eat sensibly and with forethought (plan on dinner by breakfast - if not the night before and automate at least one meal so I'm not tempted by poor options).

All of these are part of my bigger goal for the year, to be fit enough to climb Mt Fuji in August. Only five and a half months to train for this.

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    Good way to start reaching toward that "BIG" goal. Good for you!

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This is How I Got Fat

Sunday, February 14, 2010

I've been pretty good with food for the last week. I've gone over target a couple days, but typically by only a couple hundred calories.
Yesterday I ate the way I used to. French toast for breakfast, a heavy lunch of leftovers and then a big dinner. Clocked in at about 2,200 calories.

I think it was actually good to have done this. I could feel how uncomfortable I was having eaten that much. And putting it all together on the nutrition tracker, I could see how all those choices over the day had added up to a heavy calorie day. Thank goodness that I hadn't snacked during the day too.

This is how I can eat 2500 or more in a day, which mixed with low exercise levels, is just going to be impossible to conquer.

So now that I see where the pitfall is, I think I will be better able to avoid it in the future.

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LISAYW 2/17/2010 6:59PM

    Good for you! Its amazing isnt it? When you have that epiphany, and wonder how you ever ate that way. It was for me, anyway. When I eat a portion the size of what I used to eat, oh man am I miserable. Keep up the good work!!

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SUCCESSHEL 2/17/2010 3:00PM

  I know what you mean about learning from this experience. I ate too many snacks sat evening and had fried chicken sunday. even tho the snacks sat were healthy and sunday i was concious of portion size i felt sluggish and bloated monday. I was glad to get back to eating healthy, but that awful feeling actually makes you feel like you want to eat more crap.
we are learning to be concious.we know how we got here, but we are breaking the cycle. like they says 1 step back 2 forward emoticon

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  Thanks for the encouragement. Monday was a lot better. I'm still learning to eat rationally.

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BLESSEDMAZARS 2/14/2010 7:28PM

    Good for you! I know that I've always hestitated to log when I've had a bad day. If (or when, normally around TOM) I do, I will log mine as well and can get a better assessment of allof it. Thanks for sharing this with us! Here's to a new week!!!!!


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Good Week Back

Thursday, February 11, 2010

I've had a good week at taking consistent little steps. A week of drinking lots of water, where before I normally only drank coffee or diet coke. A week with several workouts, including a 10 000 step day. A week where I not only ate sensibly (no handfuls of Hershey's Kisses) but enjoyed doing so.

I haven't lost weight yet, but that isn't all that this is about. It is really about retraining (or learning for the first time) to be satisfied with one helping of food, to yearn for physical activity and to set the foundations for the rest of my life.


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