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The damage.. is 1#! :)

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Yesterday I ate alot... let me share.. hehe!

I ate for breakfast.. than for lunch. No harm, really, so far.. I am right on track! emoticon

At this point, I am feeling pretty good so I went for a 4 mile emoticon than emoticon with a friend. We talked and she wanted to go to and I had a chicken breast sandwiche.

Still not bad.. all in all. THAN! I went out for my birthday dinner.. which like two people showed up. (I invited like 10 people!) emoticon

At Grizzly's, I had so much! (Mind you, this is at 8 pm at night!)
-Titantic Tea (Alcohol!!!)
-Chicken Wild Rice Soup
-Part of an appertizer
-3 oz of salmon and veggies
-Brownie with ice cream and the works!!!

At 9:30 I felt like.. emoticon and realized my small tummy cannot, I repeat, CANNOT!, fit that much in there.

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This morning, it was a new day. I knew I had to do some work.. I was kinda afraid to get on the emoticon but I like knowing where exactly I am. But I was pleasantly surprised. I only gained ONE pound. I was expecting much more. I think it had to do with all the exercise I did yesterday. I probably burnt around 1000 calories considering the walk is 500 calories!

So, I am here to say, " emoticon I only gained a pound, hehe!" Tonight I eat out again than I don't have to worry about it. I can eat my salmon salad happily! YAY!

I hope you are all have a fantastic day!

  
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LYNNDAK 4/6/2010 4:03PM

    Splurging with a plan. Good job!!

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MYSHARONA6 4/6/2010 1:28PM

    Nice job compensating for the birthday bash. Hey, your birthday comes only once a year and it is okay to celebrate. Great you are back on the wagon again! emoticon Sharon

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THECRAZYMANGO 4/6/2010 1:07PM

    Okay.. I feel I need to explain this as I am misleading you guys, unintentionally, haha!

Those are not pictures of what I ate.. but rather what google displays for images.

So.. my food may not look this delicious but it DOES taste delicious! :)

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DARCEYOH 4/6/2010 1:05PM

    Yummeee. My breakfast and lunch never look that good!

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THECRAZYMANGO 4/6/2010 12:44PM

    It was actually my birthday last Thursday, hehe, and I moved the dinner to last night so more people could come. I should have just kept it when it was I guess, lol!


All in all, it was fun but now I am depressed b/c it just reminded of somethings I don't like being reminded of. Hehe!


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HEIDISO 4/6/2010 12:44PM

    I hope you had a wonderful time!

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CREATINGAMANDA 4/6/2010 12:12PM

    Meh ... it was your birthday and your food looked AWESOME! I hope you had a great time!

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Walking

Saturday, April 03, 2010

As the week's stresses build up... emoticonI am less likely to workout which is totally ironic since it relaxes me. Today I went for a 3 mile walk and it was amazing. I could feel like all the stresses, and worries floated away as I watch the houses, clouds and cars zoom by. emoticon

Seriously, relaxing...

As I walking emoticon I was thinking about how could ever transfer from this area.. yes, I may not be happy with the school I am at.. but I love this area. emoticon I just wish it had better career opportunities.. but I will figure that out later.

Hope everyone has a wonderful Sunday and a great Easter!

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GOZEKIGRL 4/4/2010 11:31AM

    YAY for walking!!

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LYNNDAK 4/4/2010 1:55AM

    I know how you feel about the opportunities in this area. I grew up in Minneapolis and didn't move to EC until I was 31. Found a job in the career I had started in Minneapolis, and then, last year, got laid off. After 17 years with the same company. I could've moved to Minneapolis and found another job in my field in a heartbeat. But, I'm here. I will not move my kids away from their father. Anyway, in Mpls I can't drive 10 minutes and walk and not see another person, or hear cars, or worry about bears!! I get peace from walking in the EC County Forest.

I have kept my walks to less than 2 miles but tomorrow (Sunday) I am going to walk 3.81 miles. And I know I'll feel better.

Have a great Easter!!

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THECRAZYMANGO 4/3/2010 10:37PM

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JMERLAU 4/3/2010 6:29PM

    I was in that same boat this week......the stress was killing me, I didn't want to do my normal workout, so I walked 3 miles...ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I felt much better when I got home!!

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I know I shouldn't.. but.. I want to.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Every time we eat.. we know what we are doing. It is just a matter if we are making good or bad choices.

I am telling you right this second I am thinking about Applebee's Boneless Wings or Chocolate Cake or Domino's pizza or Taco John's Potato Oles..

I really want it but know I can't. Maybe that is why I am still sitting on my bed because I want to stay 210 or lower.. not higher. I am proud to say that I have lost 50# - why ruin that? - and I haven't walked or anything today.

I still want to eat it... I do! I need some comfort.. I am emotionally stressed. There really isn't anyone I can talk to.. b/c my friends don't support me like I need to be.

I realized today that I am not happy at UWS and have not been for quite awhile. I am not happy with my professors, classes, and even hate my room.. *sigh* I am considering to transferring to Eau Claire or even River Falls.. where I would be closer to my sister's and their children. I am missing out on so very much. I had a conversation with my one sister today and it was really nice. I don't really see what UWS has that will benefit me. I feel like I have exhausted it all...

Maybe I could compromise and eat something comforting and still be in my range.. I know, it's a dream, haha.. but I have like 600-800 more calories to eat today. I am only at 1000 so far..

Off to look up some naughty "comfort" foods.. :)

  
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THECRAZYMANGO 3/31/2010 3:24PM

    Hey thanks.. yeah, most of the time I need to talk to someone but the friends I have around her tend to not listen to me and I end up taking care of them.

By the way, I do not think I am going to transfer. I think I can handle one more year than doing the National Student Exchange on the east coast. :)

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PATRICIAANN46 3/31/2010 1:07PM

  I think that alot of us feel exactly as you do about needing the comfort. What we have to work on is finding that comfort in activities other than eating. You mentioned missing your sisters and their children. Maybe a comfort activity could center on making something for the kids.
As for changing schools, I would sit down and write a list of pros and cons as to where you are now and where you may transfer. I have found personally, that my unhappiness is more directly related to what is going on inside me. If I fix that, everything else usually falls into place.
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THECRAZYMANGO 3/31/2010 12:20PM

    Yeah, I know what you mean.. walking does help and I usually like it.. but yesterday I wasn't feeling it. I struggle with depression so more the reason for me to go walking.. but yeah.. today I think I am going to go for a walk because it is beautiful out!!! :)

As an update, yesterday I weighed 210.4 and today I weight 209.8 so I guess making the right choices yesterday sure counted and showed!!! :)

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MYSHARONA6 3/31/2010 12:11PM

    I can know your frustration. What works for me is walking. It lets go of the stress and raises your endorphins which give you an exercise high. You need a pair of good shoes and then you go. On the days I don't walk, I feel a greater sense of frustration and boredom. Give it a try. Don't give in and don't give up!!!! emoticon

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THECRAZYMANGO 3/31/2010 12:02PM

    OMG! You just sounded like my dad.. funny!!! Whenever I say I'm going for ice cream or anything... he's like eat celery in the exact way you did! LOL!!!

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BAILEYS7OF9 3/31/2010 11:49AM

    Celery! Eat Celery. Eat a lot of it! use the CRUNCH CRUNCH CRUNCH to vent out frustrations of UWS.

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THECRAZYMANGO 3/31/2010 11:43AM

    It was actually an emotional thing.. where I wanted to emotionally eat so I ended up eating a salad at Arby's and a blizzard at DQ. In the end, I went over 200 calories. I didn't think that was that bad considering how bad it could be..

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SNOWFILLY 3/31/2010 9:25AM

    Well, how did you do? Did you get over your cravings or do you still have them? I really hate to say this, but sometimes it is better to give in to your cravings. I have found, for me anyways, that if I give into the cravings and have just a little of it, sometimes only a bite or two, I am better off in the long run. Because if I don't, I will eat a lot of other stuff to try and make up for it, and then end up eating what I wanted in the first place, because I still had the craving. That means even more calories. You have to figure out what works best for you. emoticon emoticon

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THECRAZYMANGO 3/30/2010 7:37PM

    Thanks.. I do all of that.. it is just when I do emotionally eat.. I binge and go all crazy!

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THECRAZYMANGO 3/30/2010 7:36PM

    If you are curious..
..a small of Potato Oles is 430 calories.. with 1220 g of sodium.
..Little Ceaser's (1 slice) is 280 calories and 1 breadstick is 100 calories.
..I couldn't find the calories for Applebee's Lava Cake.. why are their foods such a huge secret? Seriously!
..DQ's ice cream cone is 140 calories or a sundae is 240 calories.
..Arby's Farmhouse Chicken Salad is 260 calories.

Okay, now as I was looking this all up.. I realized I am not going to feel better eating potato oles or lava cake. My feelings are still going to be there and I will be just upset about the gain weight tomorrow. *sigh* In conclusion, I think I am going to Arby's, get the salad, and stop at DQ and get a small cone.. than call it a day. By the way.. I shouldn't be over calories after all this.. yay!


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NAE_1289 3/30/2010 7:19PM

    you should make ur own wings and potatoes just find healthy low sodium,cal, etc ingredients.There are alternatives for pretty much anything. Trader joe's has a lot of alternative ingredients.try there. If you do go out to eat I suggest asking for a doggy bag so you can box half of ur food. order a side salad so you still get the joys of eating out and walk out feeling satisfied. Also i love chocolate and i found an awesome alternative for a sweet choco-snack. LUNA bars are really good and full of proteins and fiber and all the healthy stuff. great choice for people with a sweet tooth trying to maintain their weight while still enjoying foods.

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Thank You SparkFriends!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

I love SparkPeople!

Seriously, you guys are all very supportive. You are all there with me on my ups and downs. If I am having a bad day.. I just have to say it and there are a handful of people bringing me back up. If I having a good day.. there are a handful of people rejoicing in my successes. I never feel I am bragging.. because you are all sincerely happy for me. It is great! You are all amazing.. I have never had such amazing people in my life. I have yet to meet you all .. and can't wait either!

Thank you.. so very much!!!

  
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Reached a Goal!!! Eeek!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Today is a great day!

Besides it being really sunny out.. it is a great day because...

(Drum roll, please.)

I reached a goal!

When I got back from my trip, I weighed around 212.. and I made a goal that in exactly ONE week, I wanted to be 210 or under. I still weigh myself everyday - I know, I know - I shouldn't but it helps me to keep me accountable and I try to not get upset but use it as motivation.

Anyhow.. today I weighed 209.8!!! Tomorrow is the one week marker! How exciting is that! I reached my goal...and a day early! Eeeek! In addition to that.. I have never seen the number 209 on the scale and it was exciting to see it.

I have been struggling to get to 210.. for at least a month now. This week I couldn't bring myself to the gym.. all winter I have been working on the machines.. and you know what.. I now find them Bhah! I have been trying to watch what I eat and go for walks - and I lost weight this week! I knew I was on a boredom plateau - you know the kind that you hate your workouts because they arent exciting - but I didn't really know how to break it since it was winter.. Well, I think it is spring now - and I love it! I can walk!!!

A couple days ago, a friend of mine (HEIDISO) was telling me about a local walk that is 18 miles in October. I really want to do it.. and feel like I can. If I train for it over the summer, I could probably bring my walking time to 10 min/mi so I could finish the race in around 2 hrs. A dream of mine is to run Grandma's Half Marathon .. but it has always felt kinda overwhelming (I can't even run a mile). Maybe this could be a stepping stone for me.. and if not, maybe I could get involved with walking marathons.. how awesome would that be?!

My last thought for this already super long blog.. is I need to start strength training again. The last few months I have been procrastinating and kept putting it off.. and well, it never got done. The problem (besides more weight loss)? The problem is I now have some skin hanging which I find gross. That may be something you didn't want to know - but too late now, lol. I guess my question is.. does working with the core ball and 5# weights count as strength training or do I have to go to the gym and use the weights?

..now I hope you have a great day, too!

  
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LYNNDAK 3/28/2010 9:53PM

    I used to lift soup cans before I bought my hand weights! Way to go on getting under 210!!

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SNOWFILLY 3/28/2010 9:15PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Am proud of you!!! Keep up the great work.

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THECRAZYMANGO 3/28/2010 1:11PM

    Okay.. cool! I thought so.. but hey, you never know! Maybe I will have to start using my core ball more.. rather than a foot rest! :P

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HEIDISO 3/28/2010 1:09PM

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Working with free weights at home definitely count for strength training. You don't have to go to the gym to workout.

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