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Yesterday was a success!

Thursday, May 07, 2009

So I did it! I had a really good day yesterday. I had 1536 calories, excercised for a half hour and didn't graze last night. I didn't get all my water in though, which is why I woke up this morning feeling puffy. But, I did go and buy a Brita water pitcher yesterday and will get my water in today.

Okay, so I am feeling a little better about this. Today will be more of a challenge because I will be away from home all day today until about 7:30p tonight. I am going to make my lunch and take it with me. I will eat it in the car between appointments (I am an outside sales rep) and tonight...Well, I think I will make it a Subway night and get the Chicken Breast Salad. So, by the time I get home tonight, I will be done with my eating. I have so much homework to do to, its crazy!

Day 2...going to make it great!

  
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DAIRBRAH 5/8/2009 4:49PM

    Yay!!! :) That does sound like a really successful day. And good for you, packing your lunch! How did your long "out 'til 7:30 pm" day go?

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What the heck am I doing?!

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

So yesterday, I had a great day planned out, nutritionally. I did well all day, was a little hungry in the afternoon, but kept to it. Then, after my dinner, I kept hearing that little voice in my head to eat something else. Of course, I struggled with it for about 30 minutes. I gave in and had a bowl of Honey Nut Cheerios with nonfat milk. Then, I had a second bowl. I stopped myself after that and said, what the heck am I doing? I had a great day, but it felt like I was purposely sabotaging myself. I didn't understand why. I would have had a great day if I didn't eat that cereal. Maybe, I need to stop thinking pass/fail when it comes to my nutrition.

Today, I decided to stick with my plan. If I get to the point tonight (because it is always at night that I over indulge), I am going to write it down in a journal. What do I want? Why do I want it? Is there something else that I am trying to compensate for? Maybe this will help me discover what the heck I am doing to myself.

Watching Biggest Loser last night, I could identify with the mental struggles that each person has had to face. I am Tara, fighting with the Pita Chips, and Helen, so tired, so stressed and feeling lost and fearful and I am Mike, struggling with the workouts, what to do, etc. I know that balance is a part of it, but I have been out of balance because once I have something (it could be the simplest thing) not be right, then I kind of throw in the towel that day and start new the next day. This is causing me to go up and down the same 7 pounds over the last 6 month. If I do something that is not entirely healthy for me, I need to get back on track that very minute. I think that may make a difference for me.

Today will be a better day. I will try to blog tomorrow...

  
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DAIRBRAH 5/8/2009 4:20PM

    Unfortunately, I haven't seen that dearly viewed show in a year, due to my move and not having tv. I am going to see what old episodes I can view online. It's so inspirational. Anyway...
Good for you for examining why you do things the way you do. It can be scary and vulnerable, but being honest with yourself- and forgiving- will help you to not go to an extreme one way or another. I've been hearing a lot lately how we actually sabotage ourselves by being too strict. I'm definitely trying to work this one out, myself.
One thing that I've found helps me not to binge or go mentally crazy with cravings is to give myself occasional allowances of things I love (like ice cream). I just determine that I will only eat one scoop. It doesn't seem like just one scoop the way it used to though. Instead, I think I'm starting to feel... less deprived.
Way to be determined! I know you can do this. Keep journaling. It seems to be really good for you. :)

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LHEMPEN 5/7/2009 9:18AM

    The fact that you are writing about this is half the battle..being aware is a big part of the process.
Make sure that you are getting enough protein not only in the morning but through the day. Instead of the cereal try eating some lean turkey or chicken to munch on and throw in some veggies, I would almost wager that you will not want a second bowl..and keep in mind..your choice of a 2nd of anything could hae been far worse then cheerios..so hats off to you for that!
Also make sure you get your water in...I try drinking a full glass whenever I "feel" like I need something else..usually helps, or I side myself with a walk, laundry, sweeping the floor, gum..I tend to often have a short attention span, so keeping myself busy helps a lot!

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LHEMPEN 5/7/2009 9:17AM

    The fact that you are writing about this is half the battle..being aware is a big part of the process.
Make sure that you are getting enough protein not only in the morning but through the day. Instead of the cereal try eating some lean turkey or chicken to munch on and throw in some veggies, I would almost wager that you will not want a second bowl..and keep in mind..your choice of a 2nd of anything could hae been far worse then cheerios..so hats off to you for that!
Also make sure you get your water in...I try drinking a full glass whenever I "feel" like I need something else..usually helps, or I side myself with a walk, laundry, sweeping the floor, gum..I tend to often have a short attention span, so keeping myself busy helps a lot!

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LGLANDT 5/6/2009 2:44PM

    I was definitely feeling Tara and the pita chips!

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Todays Weigh-In

Sunday, May 03, 2009

I went to my WW meeting this morning and knew I would have a little gain. My calories have been a little crazy this week. Up, down, up, down, etc. Well, I gain 0.6 lbs. I am glad it was not more. Had I not gotten back on track a few days ago, it would have been 1-2 pounds gained. I have to go to out to lunch today and I tried going online to see the menu. Of course the restaurant is not listed. I think I will go the safe route and get a grilled chicken salad. It is a continental type place, so they will probably have that. I will also have water with lemon and dressing on the side.

I think this week will be a better week for me. I just need to take it one day at a time!

  
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DAIRBRAH 5/3/2009 7:52PM

    That's great that you got back on track and saved yourself a lot of trouble! :)

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CHANJEN348 5/3/2009 2:44PM

    I just wanted to share that when I used to do weight watchers I used a site called Dotties weight Loss(I think) the address is http://www.dwlz.com
It has a section for restaurants and there are tons of them even ones I've never heard of...maybe that will help!
Have a good week!!!

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It can be done!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Today is my new start date. I have been all over the place in the last few weeks. The combination of a hectic schedule, no down time, high stress, little sleep and trying to relax by watching TV has caused me to fall into old habits. Making poor choices, eating while watching TV, slowly falling off the exercise wagon, etc., etc . I am starting a new today and will keep the following goals in mind:

1) Exercise at least 20-30 minutes a day. Even if it is a slow stroll down the street. This will not only be for exercies, but for destressing!
2) Keep under 1570 calories each day.
3) Water, water, water!

Those are the only guidelines I am going to follow this week because I need to take it slow again. I think I tried to ramp up to quickly and it backfired quite terribly for me. Let's see how this goes. If goes well, will add one more thing next week.

  
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DAIRBRAH 5/2/2009 12:48PM

    That sounds like a great way to get back going. I just returned to SP this week, after being gone for over a year, and boy am I glad to be back.
I know what you mean about amping up so much that it backfires. It's difficult to not be "all or nothing". I was just reading on someone else's blog the other day about how she is such a perfectionist that when she is on track, she's great about losing weight, but then she has a hard time keeping it off because she didn't have a happy medium. That's why I think it's so great that you are working on a consistent foundational routine right now. Way to get right back up!

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The Road to Weightloss is Definately NOT a Straight Line!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Like many other people, I feel off the wagon about a month ago. However, this time, the fall was different. Even though I wasn't on one hundred percent, this was the first time my off the wagon was about 75-85%! That is progress for me. I decided this morning that I am going to follow th WW healthy guidelines, but I am going to take SP advice and count calories just for the week to see how it goes. If it goes not well, then back to points I go. If it goes well, then I will continue with the calories. I just noticed that I would go over a few points, but the calories could range from 100 - 600 depending on what it was I ate. That explains a lot of my up 2 lbs, down 2lbs, up 3 pounds, down 2 pounds, down 1 pound, up 3 pounds. I have been up and down the same 7 pounds for the last 6 months.

This needs to stop. The other component I am noticing is the connection with the TV. If the TV is on, I am a bum, a procrastinator and a eater. I will sit there, somewhat entertained, somewhat bored and then will wander into the kitchen. That needs to stop too! I am going to make one more attempt this week to also break the bad habit of weighing myself in the morning. I used to think this was a good strategy for me, but realized that if my weight was up, I would throw in the towel 50% of the time. If I was down, I would "treat" myself for doing well. Both habits do not promote good health or positive reinforcement during this long weight loss journey. That is why I need to stop weighing myself each and every morning. It is not productive.

Phew! Thanks for letting me vent! It is off to a new day, a new start and a new season!

  


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