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Help Me Get My Groove Back!

Monday, May 19, 2008

I splurged on Saturday...I am finding it a bit more difficult to stay in my calorie range. I was over 2800 on Saturday (ey-yi-yi!) and Sunday dropped down to about 1900. Today I'm at 1782. I should be under 1550. I think the stress is getting the better of me and I need to change that.

I am going to the gym in about 20 minutes and will be taking my hour long Zumba class. Which is great! I have to go out to lunch tomorrow for a colleagues birthday and we won't know where we are going until we are ready to go. I will get a chicken salad no matter where we go with dressing on the side, no cheese. I will also drink water, as I have not been keeping up with my proper water intake.

Once you are on a roll, it seems very easy, breezy. When you lose the groove, it's a little harder to get back into. I am totally craving sugar because I ate it on Saturday. (Another lesson learned!) So, my groove is coming back this week.

I have officially 5 months to get under 180 pounds so I can afford health insurance. If I remain at the weight I am at, I will have to pay over $150 MORE each month. With the way gas, food, credit card rates, etc. are going, I can't afford to do that!

I'm gettin' my groove back y'all!


I have no choice! ;)

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DIVALINDA 5/20/2008 10:22AM

    Sounds like a good plan! It is hard to get back in the groove, but you have a good incentive to do it! Planning ahead for lunch with an idea of what will work no matter where you go is a good idea.


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Baby Shower Yesterday, Calorie Overload!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

I went to a baby shower yesterday. It was outside and it was so hot! I literally drank 8 glasses of water while I was there! I also overdid in calories. I just calculated it today and whoah was I surprised!

I know I didn't do too well later in the day. But while at the baby shower, I didn't think I ate that much. In looking at the food, it was more the composite of the food rather than the amount. Much of what they had was very fat laden and not health conscious in any way. They had cucumber sandwiches, which looked really good until...I bit into it to find it was cream cheese! Yucky! I only eat cream cheese in cheesecake. That was a bit that I had to count, but wish I hadn't taken. I should have asked what was in it. Then, they had tortellini salad, which was great! I had about a half of a cup, but lots of calories I found out. There were also chicken salad sandwiches made with croissants...Those added up too!

They didn't have cake, but had mini chocolate chip cookes, brownies bites and cake bites. I had 3 mini chocolate chip cookies (which cost me 180 calories) and a brownie bit which expensive too! At the end of the shower, they had martinis...I know now I should have had the splurge of a diet coke. (I have been weening myself of diet soda).

Then we had dinner with my grandma. Guess what it was? Taquitos with guacamole and cheese and HUGE carne asada tacos. It all tasted really good but I learned my lesson last night. I couldn't sleep my stomach was so upset! I felt miserable. I guess that is a good sign because had this happened a year ago, it wouldn't even phase my body. It would be able to digest without any issues, proving what terrible shape I was in.

I will not have a 2,800 calorie day again! It is simply not worth the pain or lack of sleep!

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TERRMOR 5/18/2008 4:42PM

    You had a good time. Don't beat yourself up over it. Lesson learned. There will be more days like this. Baby showers don't come around that often. And you are right. That is a GOOD SIGN THAT YOUR BODY IS LIKE "please".
You will lose whatever you might have gained from that in a few days.

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Procrastination Got Me Fat!

Friday, May 16, 2008

I realized something new last night...When I start procrastinating, it continues and continues until I have something break the cycle. That is so not good! I need to learn not to do that. Also, the TV creept back into my world last night. Very, very bad. If I watch TV, I instantly become a bum! It is so weird because I usually have a lot of energy and get a lot of things done. But, even a 30 minute show turns me into a couch potato!

I wonder if that happens to anyone else? Maybe I will post a new topic to see!


Slow and Steady Wins the Race!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

I just had to share...I have been at 203 for the last two days AND I ate out! I am utterly amazed because this means that those pounds (206+) are GONE! I tend to drop weight by flucuate up and down between 5 pounds or so. I can tell when I am down at a certain mark and I just was so excited this morning because I think I finally hit that point!

Also, the 220's, 210's are gone for good! I haven't seen them in a while which I am very excited about. It did take me a year to lose about 22 pounds, but oh well. If it takes time, it takes time. For the first time in a long time I am not afraid or feeling controlled by food and to me that is a total accomplishment. I have also been going to the gym more steadily this week. I even got up at 5:45 in the morning on my birthday and went to the gym. How is that for dedication?!

Anyways, I think my 30's are going to be great! I am very excited because there are a lot of things going on. I am prepping to apply to grad school for my MBA and will hopefully hear at the end of August whether I made it in or not. I still have to take the GMAT in June or July though.

Anywho...Have a great day and look for something positive that you did to make you one size healthier!



Don't You Hate When People Yell?

Monday, May 12, 2008

My boss just yelled at me for no real reason. He was upset because I didn't "package" the answer the way he wanted. I hate when people are in bad moods and they take it out on you.

A bonus to my day...My neighbors cat pooped and peed on my balcony again. Of course, I had to pick it up. I sprayed the Woolite Pet stuff again. I hope it works this time. Maybe I need to spray it in the morning and at night. This is ridiculous.

I am going to the gym tonight and I just want to sweat out this day! People should not pass on their bad moods because they are hard to shake!

Hope you all are having a better day!

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DIVALINDA 5/12/2008 8:03PM

    I skipped out of work early one day when someone was getting on my last nerve. I was doing some kickboxing moves and then pounding out some punches on the stability ball. (Great for the arms!) Some guy said he was glad I wasn't mad at him!

On the cat issue - I've got 6 cats. One male who likes to spray in my house, and some neighborhood cats who like to use my hedges for a litter box. The best thing I've used is Urine-Off (I buy it online). It has enzymes that eat away the urine smellies. Otherwise the cat will keep coming back to mark the area no matter what you cover up the smell with. Good luck - cats can be stubborn.

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