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day 6, hang onto your head!!!

Friday, June 13, 2014

One thing I still dont understand is the sudden change in my calcium. It is ranging upwards of 450 and I know that makes no sense, when months ago I would spark the same food and it would be around 120 or so.
Even drinking 3 cups of milk a day its still higher than ever.
Oh well, who knows.
Day 6 started out pretty good, got a late start on the walking track, but walked an hour regardless, was feeling pretty good, but today has been the highest in calories, I went over by a couple hundred.
I am guessing I could have left the slice of cheese off my dinner, maybe done without the extra container of yogurt for a snack.
But the day is done and it wasnt a bad day.
It was a learning day.
I really need to go grocery shopping, today at lunch I walked into the kitchen and opened up the fridge and thought maybe I could have a mustard sandwich, but I had no bread lol.
So, shopping tomorrow.
I am going to stock up for the whole week and hopefully wont have to do alot of running back.
Fruits and veggies are hard to keep long.
Well anyway, I had an overall ok day, I did eat too many calories, but I am not beating myself up over it.
I will just try harder tomorrow.
Happy Friday the 13th!!!
Have fun slashing-----fat and calories!!! hahaa

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SUNSET09 6/13/2014 11:43PM

  Love shopping at the grocery store and although fruits and veggies don't retain long, it encourages you to eat them! emoticon If your calcium is off on the Spark tracker, you have the option to update the count to the right one. Just a thought! emoticon emoticon Keep up the good work. emoticon

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GORDON66 6/13/2014 10:47PM

  I have to agree with you. It's time for a trip to the grocery store. emoticon

Take care of yourself!!!

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day 5, the rainy day.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Day 5.
The rainy day. I knew when I awoke there was no chance of walking, so I rolled over and listened to the rain and fell back to sleep for yet another hour.
It actually felt kind of nice to sleep. It rained and stormed here all day, and I wasnt out of the house all day.
I did pretty much nothing, but watch Netflix, and do a load of laundry, lay in the tanning bed and watch more Netflix.
Then I cooked soft chicken tacos for supper, I added some spinach and lettuce and tomato and a tablespoon of light fat free sour cream.
I had a protein shake with banana for lunch, and oatmeal with raisins, dates, walnuts and added prunes for breakfast.
I had some turkey breast, cottage cheese and a peach for a snack.
I feel pretty good about the day, despite the lack of exercise and the fact that I did have some carbs.
I have noticed I am coming up low on my fiber, yet, adding the oatmeal and prunes still did very little to increase it.
But it was an ok day.
I feel content with my day and while I do want to decrease my carbs, I am still tweaking things. Looking for the right combo of foods to get my nutrients, which I find impossible, thankfully I have my supplements. And, to stay within calorie range.
It has been a pretty good 5 days overall.
Now the weekend is just around the corner and I really need to go grocery shopping.
and on a tighter budget as we have alot of bills going out next month.
Taxes due on all the automobiles. And due to storms here Honey missed yesterday due to now power at his job and NO they dont get paid for that.
I have to tighten the purse strings a little more the next few weeks, so I have to find foods that fit into the budget. But the good part of all that is that means no eating out, so I can cook at home and make sure to make it healthy.

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GORDON66 6/12/2014 10:32PM

  In spite of everything, not a bad day!!!!! Good for you!!! emoticon

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countdown day 4, why am i beating myself up?

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

This day has been an up and down kind of day.
First, I did go walk this morning. But I was so slow, tight, sore, achy and was just dragging.
But I got my hour in and started out doing really well.
I came home and for the first time in awhile I got on the scale and according to mr. scale, I have lost 5 pounds.
I was jumping for joy.
I just felt so good, I dont want to jinx it, I dont want to plan ahead and say next week I will......
I just want to savor the day and the loss and how it felt to know that hard work has paid.
Thats pretty much where the day took a turn.
Now, I didnt fail, I didnt eat any junk. In fact, I ate pretty well.
But I know I did go over calories a little.
I snacked a little, picked I guess its called, I ate a couple pieces of bacon that honey left on his dinner plate,
I had two bananas which is one too many for me.
I had some raisin bran, applesauce, and peanut butter.
I feel like I had way too many carbs. I have been trying to stay on the low side of carbs.
But, overall, it was a good successful day.
I know this deep down, so where this feeling of let down is coming from, I dont know.
I got one whole closet almost cleaned out, 2 garbage bags and a box of old clothes and junk tossed away.
I feel good about cleaning this closet and tossing away this unneeded clutter and next is going to be another storage closet.
So, overall, I had another good day. I am going to stay focused and not dwell on one or two little bites here or there.
Hopefully the rain will pass on out and I will get to do some more walking tomorrow.
So, day 4 countdown was pretty good.

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GORDON66 6/11/2014 10:12PM

  Sounds like a great day! emoticon

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SQUIRRELMOMMA1 6/11/2014 8:42PM

    Congratulations on the closets! Eliminating unneeded clutter is a very positive thing to do on a rainy day. emoticon

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day three, not that awful.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

So, day three.
Success or semi-fail??
Ok, the weather man reported last night that would probably see rain early today. So, I slept a little later than usual. It was my own poor decision number 1--sitting up late watching Netflix.
and number 2---not going to the walking track early this morning.
I waited all day for the rain, of course it never came and as the evening wore on, it got hot.
Around an hour ago, the skies turned black and the rain poured down.
But I did get alot of house work done today. Several loads of laundry and cleaned up the utility room, mopped, washed all the rugs and folded and put away some clothes.
Dusted the bedroom and cleaned up the kitchen.
I did 5 whole big minutes on the ellipitcal.
It just doesnt hold my attention the way the walking track does and it seems to tire me out more quickly.
So, in my book that was a small semi-fail.
That and the 2 big tablespoons of hamburger helper with macaroni I snacked on.
I made this for Honey for his supper and I had a grilled chicken breast and some spinach, tomatoes, carrots and broth.
So, I am unsure how many calories are in 2 tablespoons of hamburger helper, but I am sure its not that many to get all bent out of shape over.
And regardless, I stayed within calorie range again.
Third successful calorie day in a row.

I havent been anywhere near a scale and I dont expect to see a drop in weight this fast.
But I have been sticking to a plan.
I am eating alot of protein, protein in fact makes up the majority of my meals.
Along with the same spinach, carrots, lettuce, mushrooms and tomatoes.

While I didnt get to walk, I feel I stayed pretty busy and active today.
I am finished with my meals for the day and I am not hungry at all.

Take a deep breath and relax and try to do better tomorrow.

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SQUIRRELMOMMA1 6/11/2014 9:04AM

    and you got a lot done to boot. emoticon

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GORDON66 6/10/2014 10:52PM

  Terrific!!!! Good for you!!!!


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