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Recommitting...Not Quitting!

Monday, October 27, 2008

I just had to share (and document) this because I think this is the point where I have taken wrong turns in the past. I have been attending Boot Camp three times a week at 6am for the last 6 weeks. I have also run three 5k's on top of that and have been trying to exercise on off days. I have been tracking my calories and I have been eating on average 1600-1700 calories a day. Now, this I thought was a very good thing for me. I should be losing weight. I got on the scale Saturday and was 200.5. I was very upset and decided to forget the whole thing. I ate what I wanted on Saturday, the first day I have not tracked on Spark or WW in about 4-5 months. I got on the scale on Sunday morning and had lost 3 pounds and was at 197. I made a decision to just forget since eating poorly made me lose weight and I should just throw in the towel. I had an okay Sunday, a little hight than normal, about 1800 calories. I get on the scale this morning and am at 200.

So I thought...and thought. Okay, well when I am off WW, I gain...and quite rapidly I might add. When I am not tracking on Spark, I tend to stray away from exercise and usually have about 2200 calories a day. So, I went onto the WW site and looked for meeting on another day. Sundays aren't working for me due to 5k's and group meetings for my MBA classes. Guess what? My favorite leader is now instructing meetings on Friday morning at 8am. A time that I can totally make. So, I rearranged my schedule and am committing myself to 6 days of exercise. My day off will be the day I have classes, Saturday. I am going to put myself on a lower calorie plan beginning today. I will change my goal to be between 1200-1400 each day. I will also try to keep on the water and get at least 6 hours of sleep.

There has to be a way to get this weight off of me. I will keep trying and tweaking my plans as I move on. Right now, my plan is WW for the emotional part of weight loss, Sparkpeople for nutrition and Boot camp guidelines for physical activity. Somthing has gotta give!!! I will not turn 31 in May and have the scale read 200! It will read somewhere below 160!!!

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MINI-ME-2B 10/27/2008 4:56PM

    Glad you realized that eating poorly didn't make you lose weight. I assume that you're training hard for your runs. I wonder if you are eating your flex & ap points, seems like it. Your weight will go up & down daily based on everything under the sun. Just know if you're following the program, it will work. Good luck!

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Little Loss this Week

Sunday, October 19, 2008

I have missed my last two meetings as I was doing 5k's and WW had closed by the time I was all done. So, today was my first day back to my meetings. I lost 0.2. I was a little disappointed because I have been exercising like crazy! However, my nutrition has not been that great. I went shopping and noticed that I went down a size and was stoked. So maybe I am losing inches instead of pounds. I would just like to see the scale budge a little. I know I am shooting myself in the foot though with the bad eating.

So, I decided that I would stick to calories for the next week. I am going to track points just to see where I am, but ultimately calories will be the determining factor for my week. I have planned out my day and am aiming to be between 1300 and 1500 calories a day. Today, I am right at 1500 and then I entered my food onto the WW site. Per WW, I still have 2 points left. I think this may be bad for me during this holiday season as I tend to go wild. I am going to use a combination of Sparkpeople and Weight Watchers and see how it goes. I have kind of been doing that, but haven't really stuck to either nutritionally.

I will update and let you know how I progress. One last thing that I am going to commit to is exercise at least 6 days out of the week. I have been carrying about 4 days a week but think that the increase may be beneficial to me!

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DEEGIRL50 10/19/2008 4:08PM

    Wow, you have completed so many 5k's. You're simply amazing. This week the scale might not have showed a big loss, but it could show up next week!

I love your stick-to-it attitude and losing 26 pounds is no little feat!

You are beautiful just as you are! I'm glad you want to lose weight in order to be healthy. You deserve to be the best you can be!

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Returning to Core!

Friday, October 10, 2008

I have been doing Core for the past week. It has been good, exept I remembered that I don't cook very well! I love the Core program, it is just hard to do when you are an outside sales rep. A lot of times you get stuck on the road with not too many options. This week, one of my appts ran over by 2 hours! I had planned on going home for lunch and making something healthy before my next appt. Didn't work out and I was starving! I stopped by the hospital gift shop (I work in medical) and picked up something. I grabbed a Diet 7-up and a package of Wheat Thins. Initially I had picked up some almonds and saw that they were over 300 calories for a tiny little bag! Forget that...I quickly scanned the shelves and found the Wheat Thins. Not the lowest of cals, but at 210, it was the least of everything there.You would think a hospital has healthy alternatives but most of it was cookies, chips and even freshly baked CAKE! What about fruit! Oh well. I felt like it was a victory because I could have drove through a drive thru and picked up a combo meal with over 800 calories, but I didn't. So that was good.

I have also been tracking my calories and am trying to stay below 1600, eventually aiming for a goal of below 1400. I am going to do it little by little so it is manageable for me.

I have been doing Bootcamp classes as well. This morning, we had to climb a really steep sand dune. Let me tell you!!! That seemed like one of the hardest things ever to do. But, I did it and I did it twice! Next time I will make it 3 or 4 times. I have a goal to lose 10 pounds by Nov. 15 so I can get my health care. I think I can do it, I just need to maintain focus even though work is busy, I just started my MBA and we are on the brink of the holidays. I can do this! I will do this!

P.S. 5k on Sunday this week. I want to see if I can beat my 42:03 time from last week!


42:03 Baby!!!

Monday, October 06, 2008

So, I did another 5k yesterday and I came in at 42:03! I was so stoked! Also, the course had a TON of hills. I am sore today, but that's okay. I really believe that my bootcamp class is helping me. I am much stronger than I have been in many years and what a wonderful thing that is. Now, if I can just get my eating back on track, I would be stellar!

Need to get more sleep and more control. Need to get the Halloween candy OUT of my house! It will be gone by tomorrow. And, no...I am not going to eat anymore of it!

Have a great day! Another 5k on Sunday. I hope the course is a little more flat!

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Making Progress!

Monday, September 29, 2008

WI went well yesterday. I am now at 198! Woohoo! I also went to the Race for the Cure but missed the 5k start. So, I did the 1 mile and was able to run (well, jog) 90% of it! I am stoked. Bootcamp has been helping quite a bit and our instructor makes us keep a log of all of our calories so I have to submit them on paper. That has been a strange experience. That is something that WW never really made us do. Today my instructor came and talked to me about stress eating while we were running. I'm sure other people overheard. Initially, I was a little embarassed, but thought...she is doing this because she wants me to be healthier and knows that's what I want to. It was not meant to be negative. I also thought, well if other people know, then they know. It's not like I can exactly hide my weight. I am okay with that which was surprising when I was thinking about it on the way home!

K - I need to get ready and head out to my client appointment. Have a great morning everyone!


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