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Today started out so good!!!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

I went to Zumba this morning and it was great! I burned close to 500 calories! We usually are in the big room, but after 10 min or so into it the CD player stopped working and we had to go into the smaller room...plus there were more of us today..some of the dance teachers (including my daughter's dance teacher) were there...so it was kinda cozy! But still fun!

I had a plan to eat really good today..but when my friend called me...to go out to eat...I couldn't resist as we haven't been out in ages. We went to 99 for lunch...as dinner seemed to not be a good idea as it is always crowded at night...

It started off really good..I went on their website before I left to check out what I can have that is low calorie. I found the fit for you meals (only 3!) So, I picked out one I could have...After getting to restaurant my friend and I decided that on an appetizer...the Irish Nachos! Not the best choice, but since I haven't had Mexican food in so long I said why not..They were so good..and then I got one of the fit for you meals. 3/4 done with my meal and I was full....BUT I was craving something SWEET! Why does that happen? So, I decided I was going to get the dessert...maybe not the best choice...but it was delish. I even had the waitress bring two spoons to try to convince my friend to have some but she stood her ground..oh well. I told her I didn't feel bad as I already did a great workout today!

It was really yummy. Plus, I told myself and my friend that I planned to come home and walk w/ Leslie and try to burn more calories so it wouldn't be that bad...When I got home I checked the website and figured that I had about 2500 calories or so...while that is A LOT!!! I am planning on burning another 300 calories tonight so that hopefully it will not make a difference!

I am kinda bummed that I went over as much as I did...but the Nachos is what did me in. The sundae..actually not as many calories as I would have thought.

So...I feel a little bad...but not really..I know that I had a good dinner and a great time and I know that I don't and won't be doing this on a regular basis. We used to always go out every other weekend...but we stopped thankfully! I know that I would prefer to eat healthy at home then to go out and eat unhealthy.


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My Goals for This Week!!!!

Friday, March 25, 2011

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After reading some articles on walking and losing weight walking. I have decided that I am going to try really hard to walk everyday. Whether it is one mile or more or inside or outside treadmill or in home walking dvd...I have decided that as long as I do some type of walking everyday...that I will be able to walk for longer periods of time and eventually hopefully be able to run more than walk...but even if that doesn't happen I know that walking every day is very beneficial to my well-being and to staying fit.

I am a little nervous of posting a blog about this, but I figured it was best to make my self accountable for it.

So, far this week...I walked Monday through Friday...not taking a break once!!! So, for that I am very proud of myself.

My goal this week is to try to walk at least 1 mile a day up until Wed March 30 (Kiwi Weigh in day). I also want to try to eat low calorie for the rest of the week as well to see how much of a difference it will make. I woke up this morning and weighed myself and it was lower than it has been in months and I was so happy that I thought that if I can eat a certain amount of calories and continue to walk each day that that number on the scale should go down more consistently...

So, here is to Walking Everyday and eating low calorie meals Everyday!!!!

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BEESMUM2003 3/26/2011 7:06PM

    I love walking and its something that you can do anywhere! Good luck with your goals. emoticon

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DRPOOH63 3/26/2011 10:55AM

    Sounds like a great plan emoticon

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KAKIPOPUP 3/26/2011 7:46AM

    My cardio is walking - the knees don't like running - and I have come to really love walking - it is a peaceful, quiet time for me (even with my iPod playing) -

I have been experimenting with Chi Walking recently -

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JMGLEN62 3/25/2011 1:24PM

    Good for you! It sounds like you are setting a great Spark walking streak. Here's to continued success.

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REDCHICK5 3/25/2011 12:41PM

    Happy Walking!!! :) and way to go on 5 days walking so far!! Keep up the good work!! You're doing fab!

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Feeling better about ME!...And I went down a pound!!!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

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Yesterday I had under 1600 calories for the whole day!

I stopped eating after dinner, well I had one or two mint candies, but then I didn't have anything after that...and that was a little before 9pm.

I did my workout yesterday and today I did the same!

For breakfast, I was in the mood (yesterday) for waffles, so I made my low cal nutri wheat waffles and I put cinnamon, lite syrup and 1 cup of sliced strawberries on it and it was delish!

I did the same breakfast today...and it was under 400 calories..I ended up going back to the hot chocolate...just once a day..and I put a little bit of choc milk in it to make it less hot!

I went down a pound today and I am loving it! I know that it has to do with the eating. I know that if I just cut down my calorie intake and overeating at night...that I will see a difference on the scale was well in my clothes...but sticking to it each day is very hard, since I am not working still and at home..with all the temptation!

One day at a time...

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Keep up the good work!! Your breakfast sounds delish!!

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SWTHNY- 3/23/2011 12:14PM

    Good job!

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Was doing so good...until KFC...

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Ok, so on Saturday (yesterday) I had a really good day. I had my Zumba class in the morning and burned a lot of cals and then me and my daughter went for a walk..we only did 1 mile as we both weren't feeling it and it was pretty chilly out..we both weren't dressed for it and too lazy to go back for something warmer :)

Then, when I weighed myself this morning I was down 2 lbs, but my brother and his family came up to visit us this weekend and I knew my mom & dad planned on having KFC for lunch and I checked the calories..I just think I didn't think I would have biscuits and I had 2! I really didn't plan to have them, but when mom handed me one I just took it ugh! I, also, had some ice cream..I did pass on the chocolate covered stuff everyone else had..as I had looked at the calorie intake beforehand and knew I couldn't afford it calorie-wise!

I haven't worked out yet today..didn't have time this morning and then the day just slipped away from me, but I think if I can squeeze something in tonight..it will make me feel better about eating all those calories today. I really tried to not eat much...I know I shouldn't beat myself up over this..but the scale went down and I told myself that I wouldn't overeat today!

I need to re-focus and just try my best to work out every day...even if just for 15-20 minutes..or I guess even if if is only for TEN minutes! At least it is something right? But I really try to stay in my heart rate zone for at least 20 minutes each time I work out.

Ok...Tomorrow is a new day. I just needed to post this here, so that I can make myself accountable for what I ate today. I feel if I do this, then it will help me move on to tomorrow.

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KAKIPOPUP 3/26/2011 7:53AM

    If the KFC seems to have affected your weight, it's probably water retention due to the sodium - drink extra water and it will disappear quickly -

Remember the 80/20 rule (on plan 80% of the time, off 20%) - these occasions will continue to crop up and if you deprive yourself of the fellowship and relationships by not sharing the food, you will likely end up worse off -

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STAMPINGRL2 3/21/2011 10:11AM

    Thank you ladies for the support! Oh, Judith...I never eat the skin on any meat. I, always, take it off before I eat it! I try to tell my daughter and mom, but everyone loves the taste of it LOL..I just know better so I don't even bother with it LOL...

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REDCHICK5 3/21/2011 5:28AM

    GZELLEFRO is right - this is a lifetime journey and a little slip up is not worth beating ourselves up about!! recognise the mistake and move on - onwards and upwards! :) Congrats on the weight loss!! :)

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JUDITH1654 3/21/2011 3:14AM

    Next time, just at least take off the skin from the chicken and that will save you some fat calories at least. My downfall is their cole slaw! LOL

Hang in there!

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GZELLEFRO 3/20/2011 10:13PM

    You're right. We all slip up sometimes. And if this is for a lifetime, what's a little slip up every once in awhile. It's a little blip on the radar of life. So keep going and have a great day tomorrow! emoticon

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JMGLEN62 3/20/2011 9:15PM

    You have the right attitude, tomorrow is a new day. We all fall down some days, but as long as we recognize it, don't beat ourselves up too bad and try, try again. We will succeed.

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Today is a better day...

Thursday, March 17, 2011

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I went to the gym to use the treadmill today and walked 2 miles! I've been doing pretty good...at a lot for lunch, but no cookies or junk food...sorta lol..I had some of my soft peppermint candies...I always eat too many of them LOL...and I keep buying them when I tell myself not to! LOL


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After school I told my daughter that we were going to go for a walk around the block. At first she was against it, but I told her there was no discussion. So, she came around and enjoyed it more than I expected she would. We walked the majority of it, but we did jog for a min here and there. And this is the first time when we walked that she wasn't far behind me..LOL..she was acutally ahead of me! After we got home she informed me that she is going to do this everyday with or without me...I told her I will be there!

She has dance once a week, but I told her that she needs to have more exercise / activity in her life. She always fights me on this, but hearing her talk like this was wonderful! Maybe she will stick with it! I hope:-)


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TEXAS_GRL 3/20/2011 5:46PM

    emoticon to get your walking in. :)

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KAKIPOPUP 3/19/2011 8:59AM

    Sounds like you are making lemonade! Good for you! emoticon

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REDCHICK5 3/18/2011 6:33AM

    That is awesome!! such a good thing you can share with your daughter!

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DRPOOH63 3/17/2011 9:59PM

    What a great idea for the two of you to walk....

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ASTORRES1 3/17/2011 8:49PM

    Sweet that you and your daughter will share this outdoor activity...and share time together too....WOOHOOO!!!


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