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Almost 2 months

Friday, March 16, 2012

It has been almost 2 months since I joined SP and I couldn't be happier. I am not as active as I started but I am still on a good path. The jeans that once gave me a muffin top, are now lose and baggy. I am feeling good and trying to make better choices with my food and how I workout. Thankfully my workout buddy and I are on the same page as far was how hard and how much we workout.
Every day is new and presents its own challenges.


Recommiting Day 1

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

I woke up this morning thinking of my coffee. A habit that I had broken before I went on Vacation. Not that I drank coffee on vacation but that I needed it those first few days back to get everything done. This morning I ate a cupcake (cream cheese frosting) since it was the last of 4 sitting on the counter (I ate 2 yesterday).

It is 7:15am and I am recommitting myself to my healthy lifestyle. I have been using vacation as my excuse and the scale is showing my disappointing eating choices and lack of strength training. I heard my family tell me that I am "looking smaller" and I took that as "I can stop now with my diet" but it is false. No matter what people think of me it is still what I think of myself. I don't care that the people in my life who are overweight and would "kill to look like me" think. They are not me and if they were they would start to make a change.

Since starting spark people a little over a month ago I really put my best foot forward. After evaluating this last week I realize that I am letting myself slip on unhealthy things. I need to really look at my goals and figure out what I want out of life. Today I am going to really focus on what accepts that I want to change. I will start tracking my food everyday again because that is such an important tool to help me not overeat.

I am going to be "recommitting" for one week. Really focusing on my health and getting my diet and exercise back into more than once a day. This week should jump start my healthy habits and slingshot me back on track. This is my life and no one can tell me how to live it, but I am done living it out of breath and tired at 4pm.

One day at a time, stay posted for how this all works out. Its never too late to recommit and push past those old barriers.

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    Im with ya there! I really need to get back on the track of eating better. Ughhhh. Ive been sticking with exercising 4 or 5 days a week. I really dont want it to break even. If I dont fix this now, then Im gonna be scrooged. LOL You can do it! emoticon

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STEINWANDT 3/6/2012 9:29PM

    Well I half a$$ed my workout and ate more calories than I care to track...Its that time of month and I am Mrs. Grump pants. UGH Tomorrow is a new day.

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TUNERVILLE 3/6/2012 1:10PM

    Well good for you on fresh start! Think of how much better we feel when we do what is good for us! Refresh yourself, and spark on!

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Happy Monday

Monday, March 05, 2012

It has been awhile since I made an entry and I wanted to let everyone know that my diet is still on track. Last week I was able to get back into the routine of working out everyday. My workout buddy and I tried to progress in our "30 day shred" video but we find level 1 to be our favorite. Not just because its easier (cause its not) but because it has more cardio and makes us sweat. Today we decided that we are going to start trying new videos and seeing where we want to go from here. It has been over 30 days since we started and we are ready for something new.
Time to cook dinner and clean up the house before bedtime. Take care Spark people. Remember that YOU got this, everyday.

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GORGEOUS72305 3/5/2012 7:59PM

    Switching up your exercise routine is great! Good job!

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Home and happy

Monday, February 27, 2012

We had a great vacation in Southern California, and now we are home. Got home Saturday and spent yesterday vegging and getting unpacked. Today I FINALLY got back into the mode and got right into the route. Did level 3 of the 30 day shred for the first time, but i think it will be back to level 2 tomorrow. My fitness partner and I decided to stay at level 1 extra long until we felt ready to move on, we are still losing weight and sticking to the program so if I am at level 2 for 15 days rather than 10, Go ME! No need to get hurt and possibly lose all our momentum.
Girl Scout cookies are here and I am going to work on self control...being a leader and having 3 CASES of thin mints is a BIG challenge. Thanks to sparkpeople I know know what I am putting into my body and I feel guilty when I eat more then 1 serving. Wish me luck.


Vacation: Day 2

Monday, February 20, 2012

Day started super early but I managed to squeeze in my healthy oatmeal breakfast. Too bad the rest of my day didn't do so well calorie wise. I hardly ate since there were too many choices and I didn't want to think about what I REALLY wanted and force myself to order what was good for my diet. I packed Special K bars, chips and a few other snacks for my daughter. I ate a bar and 1 bag of chips for lunch plus half of a churro (which I split with my mother-in-law who is awesome) We walked all day at Universal Studios Hollywood and I couldn't wait to get back to the hotel and make some Romen noodles and go to bed. I was so proud of myself for only eating 1 serving of noodles, the old me would down the whole thing not realizing there are 2 servings per package. Walked up a large flight of stairs while at the amusement park which felt good. I didn't have time to get my 30 day shred video in this morning before leaving so I am going to really push tomorrow. It is almost 8 pm and time for sleep. Good night.


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