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Put all the weight back on...time to start over

Monday, February 11, 2013

Been to the gym 3 times in the past week and feeling better today than the previous workouts. Running a half marathon on Sunday. It bothers me that I have to constantly worry about every food item I put in my mouth. I love food. Girl Scout cookies, sure I'll eat the whole box. The candy dish at work, what's one piece or six or seven. I really have a hard time with restraint when it comes to food. This is a mentality that has to change. I will never be healthy if I keep eating whatever I feel like instead of what I know is good for my body. So, Day 1 starts again today. I have over 100 lbs to release, and it's time to get going.

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SCRAPPINPOLLY 2/11/2013 10:40AM

    Good luck to you! You can do it!

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One week levels on the rise

Friday, June 29, 2012

This week ended much better than it started. As I've adjusted to waking up at 6am to go to the gym every morning, I'm feeling more and more energectic and powering through my workouts at an intensity level I've never experienced. While I've only lost 1 lb this past week, my clothes are fitting much looser and I'm feeling really great overall. Both very good signs that I'm going in the right direction.

I've entered into the Max phase on my 24 day Advocare challenge. The protein shake in the morning and supplements have been great to have. The spark energy drink is also a great way to get me through the day.

Today at the gym, I did 30 minutes on the elliptical and 5 sets of crunches. I can already see a major difference in my mid-section. This is fantastic and I can't wait to get even closer to my goal. My first milestone will be to crack into the 100lb range. Right now, that's 12 lbs from now.

I've also been looking at road races to enter. Walt Disney World puts on some great events but we will have to see if the budget will allow something like that. My birthday is in 2 weeks and I'm really excited to see what my body will look like 2 weeks from now.

The baby is getting much better and has slept well the last couple nights. I'm so grateful to see him well. I also get to pickup my daughter this weekend from her dad's and spent time with her. I've missed her alot these past two weeks. I'm hoping that she will be a gym buddy for me!


Tired....not hungry, but am I eating enough?

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

As I've started back on a healthy routine I find myself stuggling to choke down 1,200 calories a day. Most days I barely break 800. I can't seem to stuff any more food in me. It's quite frustrating. Maybe I should cut back my water intake? I don't know. As I plan out my food day and track on here, I find that I'm just not consuming enough, and then about 25% of what I plan to eat, I can manage to get down. I'm just not hungry.

Went to the gym this morning. Had a good workout on the Arc Trainer eliptical but my knees and legs feel like jello. I wish there was a cardio activity I could do that didn't involve my legs!

Also frustrated with the scale. It hasn't budged all week. I feel like I should be seeing some movement but I'm not.

Right now, my 18 month old baby is sick and the lack of sleep and stress is a factor I'm sure. Took him to the doctor today and hoping antibiotics will get him straightened out. He hasn't been a very good sleeper at all. 18 months old and I can probably count on one hand the number of times he's actually slept through the night.

I feel like I'm on the right track but so many factors this past week have got me down. Ready for the weekend and hopefully get caught up on some rest!

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DJ4HEALTH 6/26/2012 3:52PM

    You may be tired because you are not getting enough nutrients to keep up with the exercises, taking care of baby and also your body functions. You might want to talk to a doctor or a nutritionist about how to get good nutritious food in you

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On the 24 day challenge .... feeling pretty good

Monday, June 25, 2012

I started the Advocare 24 day challenge a week ago. This along with new medication for my thyroid and a gym membership at Planet Fitness, I'm feeling the best I've felt in sometime. I am quickly waking up to the reality that I will have to make choices everyday of what I put in my mouth for the rest of my life. I'm not getting any younger, and as I've gotten over 30, I find it harder to get the weight off and do what it takes to stay healthy. In reality, it's not that hard. It's really lazy to give into that chocolate cupcake, Starbucks coffee, or candy bar. I know that making the right choices will keep me on the path of health that I want and I'm determined to stay committed to it. I'm really looking forward to breaking the 200 mark and entering some races later in the year. I've never been a good runner, but I do enjoy the 5k and Half Marathons I've competed in the past. I'm on my way and I'm feeling good doing it. I've been very fortunate to have an amazing support system at home as well in preparing healthy meals and staying on track. Here's to health and never going back to where I was!