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Reversing the damage

Monday, April 16, 2012

Well last weekend my older daughter told me she was cancelling the wedding, and that she and her fiancee were running off to Las Vegas to get married - and they DID!!! It was a stupid thing, but I got all depressed and ate everything in sight (that's how I treat depression - my bad!)!!! emoticon Yeah, I need to work on that. Anyway, I successfully gained back almost everything I've lost this year emoticon, so today I'm being honest and re-setting my weight tracker to reflect that. Also, starting today and for the next 2 weeks I'm doubling down on my diet and exercising, to try and reverse some of the damage from last weekend. For the next 2 weeks, I'm purging the junky comfort food from my diet - no cupcakes, no brownies, no yummy Starbucks coffees, etc. Instead, more fruits/veggies/whole grains, and logging that food in the SparkPeople nutrition counter. And back into running 3x week, and doing SOMETHING the other 4 days - elliptical, my new Bootcamp DVD, gardening, whatever, just MOVE!!! (Nothing on TV to watch this week anyway emoticon) This is in addition to the walking I do on my breaks at work - surely I can keep this up for 2 weeks! emoticon emoticon I will record this and keep everyone informed; this is my promise to ME!

The Promises you make to yourself are the most important promises to keep! emoticon

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BROOKANNE150 4/25/2012 6:19PM

    I am a stress/emotional eater too! It's helped me to find something else to do instead. Lately it's go dig in the garden. Hang in there! You can do whatever you set your mind to.


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TBOURLON 4/23/2012 2:09PM

    How am I doing? Not as well as I'd like - I stayed pretty strong until last Friday, when something upsetting (but ultimately not very important) happened at work, which seemed to give me an excuse to go off the deep end on the eating. Plus I got almost NO exercise over the weekend, and started with the coffee again Sunday. Yep, that emotional eating is a big problem for me. So today I'm re-assessing and just trying to be reasonable. emoticon And I AM going to run tonight!!! emoticon

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DOTSLADY 4/23/2012 1:48PM

    emoticonHow are you doin emoticon

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JESSIE72980 4/17/2012 9:53PM

    You can doooo it!

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WARNING!! 7-Eleven cupcakes are HIGH in CALORIES!!!

Saturday, April 07, 2012

This probably comes as no big surprise to anyone, but I seriously didn't know HOW many calories before today - how about 2500!?! Now, THAT'S just too many!

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TBOURLON 4/9/2012 9:42AM

    I had the Devil's Food chocolate cupcake, and my hubby read the label, but that's what he told me. Probably one of those "more than one serving" labels that he multiplied out. Yeah, it's pretty insane, scratch those off my list!!!

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LJCANNON 4/8/2012 4:27PM

    emoticonAccording to the Label and the Nutrition Tracker the Red Velvet Cupcake is "Only" 500 Calories. I always share it with my Son or Hubby.
Maybe you could share the other one with 12 of your Friends? emoticon

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PCOLAGATOR 4/7/2012 7:30PM

    A pint of ice cream is only around 1000. How does one cupcake equal to 2 pints of ice cream?

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SHAMROCKY2K 4/7/2012 7:17PM

    OUCH! Are they huge?

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    lol, ya don't say.

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My own

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Okay, I'm NOT starving myself, but I know I've GOT to get serious about my diet. So I'm back to logging my food intake, trying to stay between 1200 - 1550 calories. I logged yesterday and hit that target at 1509, and yes, I was HUNGRY! emoticon Just lets me know how much I've been overdoing the sweets & comfort food!

Btw, if you haven't seen the movie yet, I must say "The Hunger Games" is an excellent film - yes it's dark and disturbing, but the acting was excellent, especially Jennifer Lawrence. But Donald Sutherland was also good as the creepy President, and Woody Harrelson was perfect as the only person in the district to survive the Hunger Games - he played a broken-down drunk, which was really understandable given the situation. Yes it's violent, but not obsessively bloody. Children die, but the movie focuses more on the tragedy than cool fight scenes (although you kind of cheer when the knife-wielding "mean girl" gets it!). I read the 1st book and it was a hard read, but I REALLY enjoyed the movie - I just can't shut up about it! emoticon

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TBOURLON 3/28/2012 11:29AM

    I've been reluctant to, since the 1st one was so dark. My daughter has read all 3, and cries every time - but I'm starting "Catching Fire" tonight. I can't wait for the next movie either!!! emoticon

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KCLARK89 3/28/2012 11:25AM

    Congrats on getting back on track! It's definitely hard when you're logging... it really makes you realize what exactly you're eating (can be a BIG motivator!)

I AGREE WITH THE HUNGER GAMES! I read the first book and couldn't get enough of it... have you read the second and third books?? (DEFINITELY DO if you haven't!!)

I'm glad I read the book though before seeing the movie because I think the book filled in a lot of holes that the movie left out (like character names/roles). Can't wait for the next movie installments! :)

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Dropping Chemistry

Monday, March 26, 2012

Well I'm a little depressed about it, but I withdrew from the Chemistry class I was taking at OCCC. I was just too far behind from getting sick & missing 2 weeks of school. I failed the last test I took, and I just didn't see any way to recover from that - I was struggling already. I wanted to go into a Nursing program, and needed to take Chemistry as a science prerequisite; now I'm gonna have to re-think this whole thing. emoticon

I'm sure I'll figure something out, though - live & learn, life goes on.

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_SCARLETT_ 3/26/2012 5:17PM

    Where/when else can you get that Chemistry pre-requisite out of the way? Keep looking for options. Follow those dreams. emoticon

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WARNING!!! Carino's = 3 lbs

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

So yesterday was my big 52nd birthday, and I wanted to eat out. I originally requested Olive Garden, but my hubby decided on Johnny Carino's by Quail Spring Mall. Now, I KNOW that Italian isn't the most diet-friendly food out there (especially considering how much I emoticon Italian food!), but I figured, it's my party and I'll eat if I wanna. So I DID, emoticon and it was SOOO good! I had Lobster Ravioli with the Minestrone soup, and about 2 bread rolls - actually the bread was more like loaves, and you dip them in seasoned olive oil. And I still wanted dessert, and I KNOW I asked for the MINI lemon creme cake, but I ended up with the full size serving. emoticon I DID share with Ron, though. And neither of us ate our entire entree, so there's two boxes of Italian leftovers in the fridge. Overall I thought I did well, considering.

But that was before I got on the scale this morning - evil scale!!! emoticon Up 3 lbs, 3 whole lbs??? How can that BE! So today I'm skipping carbs for the most part. Yes I had my breakfast cereal, but lunch was tuna salad without the crackers, mid-morning snack was a Chobani yogurt, and dinner will possibly be meatloaf with green beans. I figure the Italian leftovers will keep a day or two, or with any luck the Hubby ate his leftovers for lunch today! emoticon

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LJCANNON 3/21/2012 9:11PM

    emoticonHappy Birthday!! It only comes once a Year, so it wasn't TOO Bad. Take it as a Learning Experience, and remember what you would have eaten Before Spark. You have made Progress!!

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