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Sunday, July 22, 2012


went clothing shopping today and generally felt terrible about my body/weight all day. today is not my day. :c

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SCARJOWANNABE 8/16/2012 1:45PM

    Don't worry, you'll get there!

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I'm not feeling well :/

Thursday, July 19, 2012

so I'm holed up in the house. Trying to arrange a way to Nena's because my mother has been screaming at me and throwing things since I woke up. No Sparking today.

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PATTIE441 7/19/2012 7:45PM

    I am very sorry. Hope things get better soon. emoticon

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JOANNAIMREADY 7/19/2012 6:50PM

    I'm sorry your mom is behaving so poorly towards you, I hope this is not normal procedure for you. Getting out of the house and out of her way seems like a fabulous idea you don't need to be around such negativity. Be strong you don't have that much longer until school starts and then you will be in a better place.

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OFFICIALOLDY 7/19/2012 5:48PM

    I am so sorry for your cuummy day. I hope you were able to get to Nena's house. We are all sparking for you! Focus on all the positives you have going for yourself. The work you've done so far and your new school starting soon. Please take care of yourself; we are all rooting for you.
Write me if you want to talk, vent, cry, or anything in between,
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Another busy day -- just getting around to exercise now!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Bought a few things for my dorm today. Exciting! I also got to eat more fruit today than I usually do.

I've noticed that, no matter what, I rarely seem to get enough protein...frustrating! I eat a lot of black beans and peanut butter, so I'm hoping to fix this...any veggie-friendly hints?

Kelly -- thank you so much for your tip on my last post! I'm going to go update my plan now. THEN exercise.

Thanks again for all the encouragement, you guys!

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KELLY122581 7/18/2012 2:20AM

    RE: protein - how much does your tracker say you need? A minimum of 60g? I go by an absolute daily minimum of 50g per day, as recommended by a nutritionist. 50g = 10% of your daily calories on a 2000 calorie diet, which will be much easier in maintenance mode than now, but it is still doable.

I'm vegan, and I get most of my protein from whole GRAINS(multi-grain bread, whole wheat or spelt pasta, brown rice, quinoa, etc... if you've never tried quinoa, get on that now! delicious and packed with protein!) BEANS (lentils, beans, chick peas, split peas, etc ...) SOY products (soy yogurt, soy milk, tofu, miso and i recently added tempeh to the mix).

But don't forget that VEGGIES also have protein. Broccoli, spinach, tomatoes, potatoes, etc etc are also pretty high in protein. A cup of broccoli is, I think, 2 grams.

Finally, FRUIT has some protein as well - and orange is 1 gram!

I use NUTS and peanut butter sparingly, for their good fats.... the protein they contribute, I consider bonus. They have too many calories for me to use as a main protein source.

Remember, protein is just the building blocks of cells, so all whole plant food contribute at least some protein to your diet. Refined foods like sugar and oil, do not.

If you are not vegan, but vegetarian, you can also use DAIRY and EGGS sparingly (they will contribute cholesterol to your diet) as a source of protein. I used to eat egg-white omelets frequently for the protein.

The most important thing is that you VARY your sources of protein so that you get all of the amino acids that you need - if you are getting all of your protein in black beans and peanuts, you are probably lacking in the amino acid lysine... so you should probably change it up and get some soy products in rotation at least.

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Monday, July 16, 2012

I weighed 155 pounds the other I'm 152! Small, personal celebration going on over here. I'm quite pleased. I've been working my way up to burning 450 calories a day through exercise. Maybe I'll be under 150 by the end of the week? Who knows?

I'm going to plateau so hard. :P

I'm going to answer some of the nice things you all have been saying in a bit -- right now, I'm buying a book I've been wanting! yessss emoticon

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KELLY122581 7/17/2012 2:38AM

    Way to go!!! Awesome job!

A tip to help you not plateau so hard: make sure you have your fitness plan set up to reflect 450 calories a day burned. It will adjust your nutritional goals so that you are getting enough calories so that your metabolism can keep up with your exercise!

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GOGETFITJULIE 7/17/2012 1:23AM

    emoticon Congrats!

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PATTIE441 7/16/2012 10:45PM

    Way to go on your weight loss! Awesome!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FALCON_MONICAB 7/16/2012 10:07PM

    Congratulations on your weight loss! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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good morning!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

My arms are sore today. I think I've been going too hard on upper body workouts...or maybe just not stretching well. got in two cardio workouts already today, hoping to do some more.

Based on one of my meal plan suggestions, I ate a waffle with peanut butter on it for lunch. Delicious and filling and full of protein! It was great.

Also, I just noticed that comments have shown up on my blog posts! Thank you so much, you guys. You're all so kind and encouraging. I wasn't expecting anyone to actually read!

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GOGETFITJULIE 7/17/2012 1:31AM

    It's cool to read about your progress. We're rooting for you!


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ARNETTELEE 7/15/2012 4:42PM

  Don't give up!

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