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Back on the wagon

Friday, October 02, 2009

So, i broke 130 and was super excited. I am the super woman of weight loss! Thinking i was in control of things i wandered away from spark and little by little stopped all the good habits i had developed. apparently they weren't habits just yet though or else i guess i wouldn't have dropped them. anyway. Good news bad news is that when i went to the first TX football game i was able to wear my khaki shorts, something i couldn't do the two years prior - woohoo! Bad news is, though my khaki shorts fit, they fit better just a couple months ago.

I'm back though, and this time i'm gonna stick around. It's obvious I need the accountability, when i'm not tracking my food i just don't feel bad about it. Yesterday for instance i had left over Pasta alfredo for lunch. Just one serving. not bad right? except someone left pizza in the fridge so i proceeded to eat that also. Not the whole thing! just two slices, and i wasn't even hungry. Then between work and bible study i was rushed so i stopped at popeyes and got the popcorn shrimp dinner. Now, months ago i wouldn't have dared stop at a popeyes, and if i did, i'd only eat till i was full then throw the rest away. Yesterday not only did i stop but i ate every last bit. Again... not that hungry but it was there so i kept stuffing my mouth. Every fry, every popcorn shrimp, and every last crumb of the biscuit was gone. I looked in the little popeyes box and decided that today i would mosey on over to spark people. I won't dare log yesterdays food intake. I'm not a masochist. Instead i'm starting over today. Frozen berry oatmeal for breakfast!

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LADYNETTIE 10/3/2009 12:28AM

    Thank you for your inspiration to keep pressing on. I want a pair of great fitting khaki shorts too! Maybe next summer for me since it's already raining here in Oregon. Have a great weekend!

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AZCUPCAKE 10/2/2009 5:13PM

    So glad to read your latest blog are TOTALLY on the right track, don't beat yourself up for past mistakes! You really are a goddess, and I am proud of you for knowing that you need something to be accountable to! (Those little popcorn shrimp will do you in every time! I know this personally!) I relish the day when MY khaki shorts fit as well as YOURS fit you!!!! :) Hang in there, and enjoy your boring weekend! Sometimes boring is good, you know!

p.s. Today's high temp is down to 95....yay! I can handle that!

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IFDEEVARUNS2 10/2/2009 1:41PM

    Welcome back! You can do it.

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DRADISCH 10/2/2009 11:57AM

    Thank You for this wonderful post. I see in your words why I need to set my own mind to Accountability!!! You have given me the gift today I needed to really push myself and not justify my inaction on certain areas.
Many Blessings for your New Do Over!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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I ate the chips...

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Not doing very well food wise. I'm not going over my calories but yesterday after i blogged I was sitting at my desk working diligently and started to get hungry. So I grabbed the chips I had so valiantly avoided earlier. I gotta say though, they were a great snack. Unfortunately because I was short on time yesterday evening I didn't bother getting anything to eat for dinner, I wasn't really hungry. I know I should have eaten, but I just didn't feel like it. Instead I ate half a skinny cow after choir practice... I was craving ice cream. I drank my water like I was supposed to, but the food thing somehow evaded me yesterday.

Today is better, having an extra cup of coffee bc it's going to be one of those days - work is piling up. But looking busy is a good thing these days. Had kolache factory this morning, just one, and it was relatively small I think. Oh! and no cheese. And I brought a salad for lunch with snacks and everything. Today is definitely going to be better food wise.

Haven't ridden my bike in a couple weeks, we're having heat advisories just about every day. That's not why I'm not riding though... I have a hard time waking up. So instead I think tonight I'll jump on my spinner. Tomorrow I may ride. We'll see.

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AZCUPCAKE 8/13/2009 8:42PM

    Thanks for your message regarding fishing -- and here I was going to be all JEALOUS and everything! emoticonNOT after hearing your tale of catching a rock and seeing rats, though....ew!! I see what you mean by NOT a super-fun time!

Don't despair regarding your little dip into the chips (pun intended!). You should look at how far you've come, and see that you have lost enough to count as a dress size, the way I have learned how pounds convert to sizes lost! You will get back on your bike as soon as autumn starts coming around. Here in Arizona, you are a FOOL to go against the heat advisories, and I am sure with Houston's humidity, the same goes for you guys! So do what you can right now and the rest will work itself out...! You are not the girl to give up, I just know it!

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AOGOAE 8/13/2009 1:47PM

    ew I cheated today too- half a cinnamon bun and a egg&chorizo breakfast taco- and that was after I ate breakfast. Needless to say I have like no calories left for the rest of the day. I'm trying to wait as long as I can to eat lunch so I won't be starving at 5pm!

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BRN2SNG 8/13/2009 12:53PM

    I know how you feel about the bike riding. I've been trying to ride about twice a week, but yesterday I could not get on the bike or even the treadmill. Oh well. Today will be a better day. Don't worry about the chips. Everybody does it every once in a while. Keeping a stiff upper lip all the time is too hard! Don't beat yourself up over it! BE PATIENT WITH YOURSELF!


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JLDACQ 8/13/2009 12:09PM

    It is so easy to give in to the junk food! That said, here's what I've tried to do over the years, and for the most part, I've been able to stick to it and it works.

Once a week, I plan a food cheat. It can be whatever I want, but I'm only allowed ONE portion of it. And only for ONE meal or snack. No carry-overs, and definitely NO putting it off to another day.

That way, I find I don't crave the junk food as much during the week, and I tend to make better food choices. Salty, sweet and fatty junk foods are my favourites (and sooooo bad for me!), and since I only get one cheat meal/snack a week, I find I'm more careful in which cheat foods I really want.

And I stay a lot more sane while changing my lifestyle.

Keep up the good work!

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EOLIVIAC 8/13/2009 11:38AM

    Most of us succumb to temptation once in awhile. Today it may be chips, next week it may be ice cream. As long as it's not 3 times a day 7 days a week, a little sneak now and then helps to keep you focused on your long term goal. I myself know that I have no intentions of giving up the foods that I love entirely. That's planning to fail for sure. Everything in moderation, boring but true. Best wishes to you!

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Not such a big deal...

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

so I had the McD's biscuit this morning... but I'm not beating myself up over it. I've avoided the bad stuff for a few weeks so one biscuit on a solitary wednesday morning is totally forgivable. I've followed my own rule, don't deprive and don't binge. This is good.

Did yoga on monday and today again. It's 'flow yoga' or 'vinyasa yoga'. You don't really hold any pose for a very long time, instead you flow from one pose to another and throw in a whole bunch of vinyasas. Monday we went from downward dog into chaturanga then upward dog. Right leg standing split, warrior 1, warrior 2, warrior 3, standing split, chair pose, forward bend, vinyasa. Repeat opposite leg. We did this for about 30 minutes. adding on each time. Tuesday my arms were killing me! If I had stopped there, my muscles would have healed, recouped all that good stuff... but no. I went and did yoga today. and much to my delight (insert sarcasm) we spent the first 10 min practicing vinyasas. I thought my muscles were going to rip in half! i'm exaggerating of course... but it was tough. I feel better knowing i pushed through it though.

Had a sandwich from Jason's deli and left the chips out, woo hoo for small victories. Tonight is choir practice... aka, my abs work out. Don't laugh, if you do it right it is a bit of a work out. and... that's all

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CARADAWN 8/12/2009 5:06PM

    Your yoga knowledge impresses me! I tried yoga for the first time last week and loved it! I have no idea what the poses we did were called or even what kind of yoga it was but I know that I felt really relaxed after. Enjoy choir tonight emoticon

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AOGOAE 8/12/2009 2:17PM

    I love getting Jason's sandwich's with their steamed vegetables or a pile or pineapple and strawberries. Yum, definitely my favorite 'fast food'.

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Totally worth it...

Friday, July 31, 2009

Last week I had McD's for breakfast and I swore never again, and I mean it. But Kolache Factory, well that's another story. This is actually a less than once a month occurrence anyway, but Frank (usually works out of LA) is in Houston this week. Which means that on Friday, today, he's bringing in Kolache Factory. Yesterday he asked what I wanted... I had to think long and hard. Everything from that place is going to be over inflated in the fat and cal dept, so what would be worth it? Ham and Egg Croissant! and it soooo was. This I can justify. Warm, flaky croissant filled with fluffy eggs and ham. I'm reliving it, and it's wonderful. This is worth the extra calories, I'll just be more aware the rest of the day. Sadly though, this ends a high fiber breakfast streak I was on. I've been eating my own food, and I add flax seed meal to just about everything so I get the extra fiber first thing in the morning. Hmmm... I guess I probably could have poured a tsp of flax into the croissant... oh well. Hind sight is 20/20

Today I won't be getting any cardio in... but SP has told me time and again I'm over my minutes this week anyway. Going Fishing tonight! woo hoo!

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AZCUPCAKE 8/10/2009 9:18PM

    You go fishing?! Wow, you are totally fun! What do you go fishing for over there near Houston?! By the way, have you been able to go back to playing softball?

Have a great week!

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CARADAWN 7/31/2009 2:54PM

    I Love Kolache Factory! I go there every once in a blue moon and get the bacon, egg and cheese kolache. I know it really isn't healthy but you have to enjoy life emoticon

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BOVEY63 7/31/2009 11:25AM

    Have fun fishing and don't beat yourself up - we all fall off once in a while.

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AOGOAE 7/31/2009 11:14AM

    I love Kolache Factory! Ahh I miss Houston already. (even though I go get kolaches like once every 6 months...)

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NCWURST86 7/31/2009 11:03AM

    it's ok to splurge every now and again on things you really want. withholding from your cravings won't help you in the long run! lol and i love your relived description of it, kinda want one myself now! Have fun fishing!

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I can't believe I ate the whole thing...

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Lucky for me, it doesn't matter! I'm a compulsive eater, I know this. I don't have to be hungry I just need to have still hands and the next thing you know I'm putting food in my mouth that I don't really want. I think I've found a solution though, I'm sure of it actually. Last night I made blackberry fruit leathers, one tray to be exact. I break up the tray and put it in my little container and take it to work with me. Now the idea is that this little container will keep my mouth and hands busy for the next few days when ever I feel compelled to eat. I opened the container at noon... it's now 1:50 and container is empty. Ok, so I at all 4 servings (I made up the servings out of no where) in one sitting. But 4 servings consists of 1cup of black berries and 2 small apples. No harm no foul, woo hoo! To really put this in perspective, think about how many chips, cookies etc etc you could eat in 2 hours. Taking the dehydrator from Dad's house was a FANTASTIC idea. He didn't really appreciate it anyway. :D


Activity is still up, I may have to change my 'my Fitness' goals pretty soon. Yesterday I biked to work, biked to church, and then biked home that evening. For a total of 8 miles. OH! and i did yoga at lunch. I fell on my face during yoga. I tried to do a new move... apparently I'm not ready for that though. Will try again another day, it's gonna look really cool when I finally get it down. For those who are wondering. Crow pose to Plank. Normally you set your feet down and walk back. The challenge was to 'shoot' your feet back into the plank position. To quote: "You just pop into plank". uh huh... sure sure. I'll try again later, after the bruise heals. At least I was already close to the ground though, that could have been rough.

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KING*GET*FIT 8/1/2009 11:25AM

    Great ideas.

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BOVEY63 7/30/2009 3:27PM

    Love your humor about the yoga mishap. I can picture myself doing the same thing and that sure makes me laugh.
Great idea for the snacks - always looking for new ones to try.

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AOGOAE 7/30/2009 2:58PM

    ohh now I want a dehydrator. or an apple. argh you made me hungry! lol

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