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Monday food blog

Monday, May 16, 2011

I’ve been having a lot of issues with bingeing lately. I decided to start food blogging in an effort to keep it at bay. Maybe if I slow down, plan my meals and snacks, and take the time to photograph them and display it publicly for accountability, I won’t hoover all kinds of food down my throat in a mad dash to stuff feelings away.

Without further ado, today’s food:


½ c. oatmeal w/ cinnamon, ½ c. blackberries, & 1 tsp. homemade reduced-sugar blueberry jam
4 oz. Fiber One vanilla nonfat yogurt
coffee w/ 2 ½ T. creamer


Cajun turkey & cheese sandwich on light wheat bread
10 grape tomatoes w/ 2 T. roasted garlic hummus
1 serving sugar-free strawberry Jello
1 c. skim milk

*Afternoon Snack*

½ oz. almonds
½ banana


1 c. skim milk
1 c. green beans w/ ¼ tsp. butter
½ c. white rice
1 serving Sweet N Spicy chicken

*Evening Snacks*

2 c. low-calorie Gatorade
Kashi Dark Chocolate Coconut bar
1 serving reduced-fat Wheat Thins
2 slices light wheat toast w/ ½ oz. 1/3 less fat cream cheese & 1 T. raspberry preserves

I realize that my PM snacks might seem like a binge cuz there's a fair amount of cals there. Those snacks were eaten completely out of hunger. I do 2 hours of cardio on Mondays and burned close to 1200 cals tonight.

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CALIGIRLDIANA 5/18/2011 12:30PM

    This is awesome girlie! You are burning almost all your calories for the day. YOu are doing great. That's a great day of food! I want some


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MOETR345 5/17/2011 8:20AM

    Wow...can you make my meals for me? That looks good!!

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emotional eating, pizza, and popcorn

Friday, May 06, 2011

Got really stressed out today. Cried and vented. Came home, almost ate a piece of pizza (emotional eating, not out of hunger) but didn’t. Thought about getting drunk but didn't do that either.

Leftover pizza. Didn’t eat it last night but did for dinner tonight. Worried about going overboard, especially after last Saturday’s 3-slice binge. Only had 1 slice: picked off the sausage that I didn’t want anyway. Had a really big salad with it. Ate right before I went to the movies.

Pop got the big tub of popcorn that comes with a free refill. Only had about 2 cups maybe. Good thing I wasn’t hungry! Popped some sugar-free gum into my gullet to keep myself from eating more. Brought my thyroid pills to remind me that I couldn’t eat too late, either. Smuggled in water so I wouldn’t be tempted to drink the non-diet soda.

Won 3 battles today.

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    You did great! A bag of lays classic potatoe chips ambushed me yesterday. I hate to say it but that bag will never be same,lol. emoticon

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GGRANLDY 5/7/2011 8:21PM

    emoticon Great job only 1 piece of pizza. emoticon

I used to take water into the movies when I went. Sounds like you did good there also.

Have a great day!

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ANGELEYES67J 5/7/2011 11:34AM

    As already stated you did good. I probably would have given in at the pizza. Pizza and ice cream are my downfalls. Congrats.

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CALIGIRLDIANA 5/6/2011 11:27PM

    You did great girlie!!! I think I might have just given in to that slice of pizza. If there is something I know about is those thyroid pills. I'm always watching the time when I eat and all to make sure I wont take the pills too late. Just because I prefer to drink them at night. They just work way better for me that way. I didn't know that you had a thyroid issue. Well girlie glad to see things went well for you. You are doing great. Keep it up girlie!! Hugs!


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so get this

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

One of my knee bands split open on Sunday. I went to the store yesterday to replace it. As I stood there debating between 2 items, a salesperson came over to help. He saw me holding a Large and said "I think you only need a medium or a small." Oh my god. Somebody actually said they thought I needed a SMALL???? That has NEVER happened in my life before! I stood there in shock, about ready to hug him.

As it turns out, I needed the Large... emoticon...but he about made my day.

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CALIGIRLDIANA 5/6/2011 11:28PM

    That's awesome girlie! I would have probably hugged the guy myself.


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ARTSY_CANDICE 5/5/2011 8:56AM

    Its so nice when strangers recognize the changes in us!! emoticon

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TRACEEAST 5/5/2011 8:49AM

    Very cool little victory! emoticon

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Zumba got me past a lifelong hangup tonight

Monday, May 02, 2011

My Zumba instructor calls ppl up to lead class on a fairly regular basis. I specifically asked her a few weeks ago NOT to call me up because I'm very self-conscious about dancing in public.

Tonight in class, the instructor asked if we had any requests for routines. Since I have a couple routines I really like and nobody else called anything out, I did. She rewarded me by calling me up to lead. I was less-than-thrilled but decided to go up anyway. I knew there were no body rolls or anything and I could actually do all the moves.

I got thrown because it ended up being a different song than the one I requested--I think she misheard me. It was a bit uncomfortable at first because I was RIGHT at the front of the platform facing a room full of mirrors and ppl watching me. I tend to be pretty good at following along when I'm watching someone else but not that great at remembering the routines otherwise...and she wasn't up there initially. When I was lost as ****, she came alongside me, and I watched her in the mirror and knew what to do. I started getting into it and was okay when she left and only called out the moves. After a little bit, she called up another Zumba instructor to join me and I felt totally comfortable then. I just paid attention to the 2nd teacher to make sure I didn't screw up. I tuned out the rest of class for the most part, though. I didn't get hung up AT ALL on the thought of ppl watching me.

I literally CRIED after my first Zumba class because of how uncomfortable and self-conscious I felt. I NEVER would've believed that 6 months later I'd be leading a routine. Let alone not having it be my worst fear realized.

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GOLDENDOMER00 5/4/2011 12:29PM

    Congratulations! Everyone else was too timid to say something and you did and then you went further and GUIDED the class... emoticon

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TAMIAMLEXICON 5/3/2011 10:58PM

    great job. you stepped out of your comfort zone, and even if it wasn't perfect, its great that you faced the music (literally and figuratively.)

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    Way to go girlie that's super awesome!!! You did it! I really like Zumba and not once have I led a routine. So proud of you!!!


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DANCINCAJUN1 5/3/2011 11:49AM

    How absolutely wonderful .... emoticon

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ARTSY_CANDICE 5/3/2011 10:06AM

    That is so great!

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RAINBOWCHOC 5/3/2011 8:16AM

    well done, I wouldn't have been able to do that!
best wishes, Sandra

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    This is amazing! So proud of you! Look at how many things in your life are changing for the better :-)

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CHUBBY_MOM 5/3/2011 4:32AM

    How awesome you must feel!! emoticon

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TRACEEAST 5/2/2011 11:14PM

    Awesome! I think I would run out of the room screaming if I ever got called to lead my class. I purposely hide in the back row so I am behind everyone! Good for you for making it through! You rock it girl! emoticon

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81WREN 5/2/2011 11:10PM

    That is awesome!!!


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ANNECEK 5/2/2011 11:10PM

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~~Mega Balls to the Wall FINALE~~

Sunday, May 01, 2011

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emoticon Take an after pic! Preferably in the same clothing/room where you took your before picture!
♦ Same room, different clothing. The after pic is what I took for my 100 lbs comparison shot and I’m wearing the same clothes as my HW starting photo.



emoticon Has your workout consistency improved? Are you working out more or less? What has changed about your exercise habits in the last 10 weeks?
♦ My consistency with core work got a lot better in March and a LOT worse (i.e. practically nonexistent) in April. My upper and lower body consistency decreased somewhat. I improved my stretching a little and stayed consistent with cardio.

emoticon Of the different parts of your body that we worked on- which was your favorite, which caused the most struggle and which did you improve the most? (upper body/lower body/core)
♦ I struggled the most with core but it was probably my most improvement, too; I’d completely ignored my abs up until B2W. To do any core work for any consistency or frequency was definitely improvement.
♦ To be blunt, I haven’t enjoyed ST. I've been bored with my routine but have experienced various obstacles in creating new routines: limitations w/ my knees, lack of heavy enough dumbbells at home, neck pain while doing abs and using resistance bands for upper body.
♦ Lower body is usually my fav but it really felt chore-like. I ended up forgetting/procrastinating/slacking on my PT exercises cuz they're a PITA and I dislike them. Then I felt a lot of guilt...and sometimes in knee pain.

emoticon Have you set or broken any personal records for yourself?
♦ Yes!
Pushups: 18
Crunches: 60
Plank: 2 mins 10 secs
New PR in running: sub-10 min mile pace outside! emoticon This is HUGE for me!!

emoticon Have you learned anything about what keeps you motivated?
♦ I adopted a B2W teammate's idea of putting stickers on my calendar to mark my exercise: for me, it was cardio, stretching, upper body, lower body, and core. I also wrote down how many mins I spent on each daily and if I did any non-cardio exercise like taking a walk. This has been SO motivating to have a visual 'progress report'.

emoticon FIND your original Entry card for this challenge, if you posted it in the B2W team- it should be here:
♦ Blogged here, too:

emoticon 1. Ending Weight: 156.6 (-9.9 lbs)
emoticon 2. Retake the 5 measurements that you started with on your entry card, and show the results, you can say how many inches were lost on each measurement, or add it all up for a grand total!

Ending Measurements:
1. Bust: 38 (-2.5) all from the tits, none from the back—yayy emoticon
2. Waist: 30.5 (-1.5)
3. Gut (Navel): 36.5 (-1)
4. Hips: 38 (-2)
5. Bat wing: 12.75 (-0.5)
6. Thigh: 23 (-0.5)

emoticon 3. How much time do you think you spent exercising each week?
♦ Counting only cardio & ST: about 6 ¼ hrs on avg.
♦ With stretching: 7 hrs.

emoticon 4. Do you reach any goals that you set for yourself during this challenge?
♦ I broke out of my plateau and lost both inches and weight.
♦ I did relatively well for my gym’s weight loss challenge and hit my 100 lbs lost milestone.
♦ I had several days at the gym where I felt like an undisputable hardcore BAMF.
♦ I surprised myself. emoticon

emoticon 5. What did you learn about YOURSELF and what you want from your body?
1. I have to pace myself. I burnt out because I gave 100% for about the first month and then had trouble giving more. Moderation and balance, baby!
2. Planning on what/when/how I’m going to deal with a situation (e.g. new B2W mission) is VERY important for my success.

emoticon 6. What was your proudest moment?
♦ Probably my running PR: 5.6 miles in an hour (running 40 mins/walking 20 mins).
♦ Followed closely by reaching 100 pounds lost .

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    That's awesome girlie! You did great!!! And again congrats on your 100 pounds lost!!!!


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    wow!! You are several different levels of awesome!! It is an amazing job you did. Those pictures really show how far you've come. Such an inspiring thing!!

The 10 minute mile is big business! emoticon emoticon

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ARTSY_CANDICE 5/2/2011 9:53AM

    Thats awesome! What a change!

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