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short and no sweets

Thursday, June 19, 2014

To begin, just get it over with. I went over my calories today.
But I didnt eat any junk. I just had finished my food for the day, then I wasnt finished, so I had more food and sent me over by 300 calories.
I could make excuses and say I did this or that, but truth is, I was just straight up hungry.
I wondered earlier in the day if it might be my supplements making me hungry. I was fine before I took them, then I got really hungry.
Anyone else have this???
I took iron--vitamin d---womens one a day---calcium---fish oil---aldactone---and metformin.

I just flat out got hungry and I had a good lunch, a good dinner, then a little more dinner.
So, this is how the day went.
No walk and too many calories.
Other than that, it was just a little stress.
A big rain storm.
And hunger.
Not stressing out over what I cant change.
Maybe tomorrow will be totally different.
Thats all for now.

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GORDON66 6/19/2014 10:19PM

  Good night and take care!!!

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its always clearer in the light of day

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Ok, three quick things before I get onto the blog.
1. I need new music for my playlists for when I walk. I am not really so much into the poppy stuff that gets air time, so if anyone has any suggestions for some good upbeat music please let me know.
2. I am quickly approaching my points limit and wondering what happens once you reach the top??? I suppose I will reset my whole program, and will let everyone know if I make a new account.
3. I finally solved the mystery as to why my calcium was so high on my tracker, When I manually added my whey protein shake mix, I put the calcium content as 280 when it was really 150!!!
Got that straightened out.

Ok, now the blog-----
After a stressful night...(((broken tanning bed acrylic....that I have only had 3 months!!!)))
I was just falling down into a stress filled depression, anger, feeling like a big fat fatty!!!
I guess it was probably scratched up some, maybe even a slight crack under the surface that I just couldnt see or feel.
But it made me feel like a failure, like I was too fat to lay in a tanning bed!!!

I felt better today. Got up and went for my morning walk and it was a good one, the best walks for me are the ones where I can work out a solution to a problem or at least work it out that I have done my best and not to dwell on things I cant change, or at least cant change overnight.....then I came home and have eaten pretty healthy and pretty close to on track all day.
And after thinking it thru, I decided NOT to get on the scale this week.
Last week I lost 5 pounds and I was just scared to face a possible gain.
While I have done OK this week, I havent done great.
So, I am going to buckle down this week and work harder and wait til next week to check my weight.
Supposed to get rain tomorrow so I am probably going to just have to stick to the elliptical and weights.

I am noticing a pattern, late evening or late night hunger.
Now, be it real hunger or something else????
Trying to get ready for vacation???
Well anyway.
So the countdown continues.....

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GORDON66 6/19/2014 9:05AM

  A good night's sleep always gives you a better perspective, so it's best not to beat yourself up.

Take care, and you didn't break the tanning bed.

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should i weigh or should i wait

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

I was feeling ok today, but things havent been that great, I cracked the acrylic on my tanning bed, which I have only had 3 months to the day today.
It is going to cost nearly 300 to replace and I just do not have it right now.
I suppose I could risk using it with the crack, but I dont feel safe doing that.
I was feeling good just before getting in.
Now I just feel like a fat failure.

I had planned to weigh in tomorrow. After reading a Spark article warning about too much weighing, I am undecided.
After the 5 pound loss last week, I just do not want to face disappointment.
I am considering waiting another week and give myself time to really work alot harder.

I skipped my walk regretfully and got to hankering to be on the track later in the day, but by then it was just wayyyyy too hot.
So, I did some dumbbell weights, squats and walked up and down my porch steps, there are 6 steps and pretty steep.

As for my calories, today I really had to tweak things.
Started out good, cottage cheese, fruit and coffee.
Then I made myself a protein shake, with skim milk and added some strawberries and a tbsp of peanut butter.
But I became hungry so I fixed myself a sandwich out of whole wheat rounds and turkey breast. Had some grapes on the side and a marble cheese stick. A small box of raisins.
You think that sounds like alot of food?????
I didnt.

But when I tracked it, I was slowly approaching my limit.
So, I had to change my dinner plans.
I ended up eating a can of white chunk chicken, some spinach, mushrooms and chicken broth.
And 3 cups of milk for the whole day.
And I still went over my calorie limit by 130 calories.
But I am not hungry.
Just feeling disappointed, the food I ate earlier in the day took up most of my calories and left me with a smaller dinner.
I guess I could have done without the raisins and cheese.
I am still down on my vitamin d, iron, and fiber.
It is a job everyday to stay within calorie range and find healthy foods to eat.
But like I say everyday, I am figuring it all out.
Finding what works for me and I am hoping what I have done this week will pay off.
19 Days til vacation and I feel the pressure closing in on me.
To get enough exercise and eat healthy.
But also getting packing planned out, I am a LIST girl.
Every item I pack has to be written down and then crossed off as its packed.
We are staying in a suite with a kitchen, so I am planning out meals that are affordable for 4 and what a child will eat and also, not to go way overboard on calories and junk.
I wont even lie, I have already packed a bottle of rum and pina colada mixer!!!
I can smell the coconut and feel the salty breeze off the water!!!
I am not going to sugar coat this either, I plan to have one really OUT THERE meal, some place I never get to go and enjoy something new.
I will try to be good and not over do it, but there is a Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, and a Cold Stone Creamery, so I cant make promises. I like my coffees!!!
So, I should be finished planning what to pack and getting everything ready by the time we leave.....
Gotta make a list of all my lists.
I will try harder tomorrow!

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DIETROCKSTAR 6/19/2014 4:39PM

    Your vacation sounds nice!!


Skip a weigh! There is next week. Power on! you are doing great!

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GORDON66 6/17/2014 10:23PM

  You did just fine today!!! As for weighing yourself, I'm with Mies van der Rohe - less is more.


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Monday, June 16, 2014

I decided, since my son borrowed my pedometer, to start counting my laps on the track. But I can never keep counting, after about 3 or 4 laps I lose count.
I usually walk one hour no matter how many laps that is. But today I think I walked 13 laps in an hour, maybe it was 12. I know it was somewhere right in that neighborhood.
Then once I had finished the hour, I walked around the park to the steep cemetery road and I went down the hill on the other side and back.
Adding an extra ten minutes of steep incline walking to my routine.
Hoping to help strengthen my feet and ankles.
So far today has been the best day for me calorie wise.
I might not be counting precisely right, but as closely as possible and I havent snacked at all today.
So, I still have calories left for a snack of yogurt or raisins. But I am not at all hungry.
It has been a pretty successful day and I feel pretty good, I hope tomorrow goes as well because I plan on getting back on the scale on Wednesday.
3 weeks til vacation starts. I really hope to build up my stamina for walking so we wont have to drive so much and so I wont hold everyone else back on sight seeing.
I remember some years back, maybe 10, honey and I had gone to the Smoky Mts in Tennessee and I had made up my mind we were going to walk up Klingmans Dome.
The highest peak and it has a bridge that goes out to an observation deck, it is said you can see, Ga, Ky, Va, Nc and SC all from atop the deck.
I cant be sure because I didnt make it.
Never took into account that it is a 2 mile, all uphill, very steep walk to the top and being so high up in the altitude, breathing is harder.
It was very early in the morning and the air was still damp and cool out so I thought it would be the best time to go.
Anyway, only made it about half a mile and gave up.
One day I will make it to the top of that dome.

Anyway, got a little side tracked there reminiscing, and I plan to stay focused on the here and now and keep working really hard.
I know I can and should step it up and get busy working a little hard with my workouts.
Toning and weights need to be more a part of my routine.
For now, I am just going to celebrate todays success and remember how good it felt, when I am struggling tomorrow.

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GORDON66 6/17/2014 8:37AM

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CAPECODBABE 6/17/2014 5:56AM

    I had a similar experience climbing in the White Mountains in New Hampshire. I was huffing and puffing and it was why I started to walk every day.
emoticon I can't wait to see pictures of that dome
when you make it to the top emoticon

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day 8, not bad but not great

Sunday, June 15, 2014

The weekend was so so.
I did pretty well thru the day yesterday, had a nice salad for lunch.
Snacked a little too much last night, but it was yogurt and jello. Today was so so as well, I decided to skip my walk because my feet were hurting last night, I soaked them in epsom salt and this morning they were very sore.
Think maybe I had overdone it on the track, and maybe its the shoes.
I am going to stay on track this whole week and walk when and if I can.
Overall, I would rate the weekend 50/50.
I didnt have any junk food, but I did eat too many carbs. I finally got to go grocery shopping yesterday, and stocked up on oranges and grapes, strawberries, spinach, tomatoes, peppers, chicken breast, tuna, etc. I have been trying to get my veggies daily, and the only bread I have eaten is whole wheat rounds.
But I know deep down I could be doing alot better, and I didnt spark much at all today.
Tomorrow starts a new week and a new chance to stay on the right track.
Hope everyone had a good weekend and Fathers Day.

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GORDON66 6/16/2014 9:15AM

  I'm not a person who broils a chicken breast to eaten with a side of vegetables. I like to make soups, stews, chili, etc., and I have found that to be the best way add veggies to my diet. Anything with winter squash is excellent and very tasty. If a recipe calls for a cup of carrots, I'll use at least two. I figure the more the merrier. I feel the same way about garlic. emoticon

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