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Today's Plans

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

So, I'm going to talk about my plans for the day, but I have a serious question. For those that have toddlers, do you have to tell your child(ren) multiple times to eat? I swear I tell my child to sit down and eat about 10 times, at every meal! It can be so frustrating! She gets so distracted and just likes to get up and play! We try to make sure she eats because she is small, and some people don't realize she's actually 3 because of how little she is! I just wish I didn't have to tell her a dozen times to eat before she actually does!!!

Okay, so today, her and I will be going to the Great Lakes Science Center. This means lots of walking, which is great! If I can't meet my goal while at the science center, I'll make sure I get out to take a walk a little later with my daughter too. Right now I'm striving for 7500 steps a day, and then I'll work up to 10,000. I used to be able to hit 10,000 daily but since falling off it is a little hard. It will probably be easier once I go back to work. I'm on vacation this week, returning on the 8th. I love the vacation. I need it, but I'm always happy to go back because it can get boring, especially on the days I'm home by myself.

Well, off to get ready for the science center! :)

  
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KESTRYLL 9/3/2014 9:24AM

    I know, my hubby and I used to joke about us taking a bite then saying, eat, then taking another bite and saying eat! But my children are 29 and 24 so they lived!! LOL Good luck emoticon

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LOSER_ZIMM 9/3/2014 9:23AM

    emoticon Enjoy your vacation and focus on what the vacation is for...rest, relaxation and time with family!

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I'm Back!!!!

Monday, September 01, 2014

Ahhh, it's always good to know you can come back to SP and not be judged. I haven't been gone long. Normally it's like 6 months + but I stopped tracking and logging in at the beginning of summer. It's mainly because things picked up at work that required me to be there, through my lunch hour. I really need to change things up in the summer and go to the gym in the morning. I can't fall off because work gets hectic, but it's happened that way for the last 2 summers. I still have weight to lose, it will stay there until I lose it, and skipping out on the gym during the summer months is not going to help me. I guess for 5 days a week for 3 1/2 months or so I could get up early and go to the gym. I'll make sure that around March/April, I start making it there once or twice a week, to get ready for the early mornings. I love sleeping in, so I'm going to have to mentally prepare myself for the early awakenings.
Today I have already done 11,000+ steps. More than I have done is months! I've also been signing up for a couple of 5Ks so it's really important to me to actually "train" for it. I did the Dirty Girl Mud Run, a local 5K that helps the Wounded Warrior Project, and there is another I'll be doing on Saturday. I want to continue to improve my times and start to enjoy running.
For now, I'm going to browse SP, posts some comments, and get ready for dinner.
I'll be in the gym tomorrow morning after I drop my daughter off at school and then I'll be getting my hair done! Yay for pampering!!! emoticon emoticon

  
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KIPSTER52 9/1/2014 7:06PM

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Life......It Happens

Sunday, June 08, 2014

It's been about 3 weeks since I've been able to hit the gym on a full time basis (5 days/wk). Actually for about 2 1/2 weeks, I didn't go to the gym at all! I went back last Tuesday and ran for about 20 minutes. Still working on my C25K program that I probably should be done with by now. I should be focusing on improving my time at this point. I do have time though. The Dirty Girl Mud Run is coming on August 9th, so I have a month and a half to get myself together.
I'm also not happy with where I am weight wise and I know that my job is stressful and during these summer months we are busy. I mean busy beyond belief. Nearly everyone works late during the week and even comes in on the weekends. So, now that I've gotten myself, somewhat caught up, I really need to get myself back into my routine. I need to cut back on the iced coffees. Not only are they costing me tons of money but I'm sure they are contributing to the fact that I can't lose weight. I haven't walked more than 5,000 steps in a while, other than last Tuesday and I used to be able to hit 10,000 at least 5 or 6x a week!
So, life/work got in the way a bit, but I still have that motivation and I'm ready to get back into the swing of things!

  


Sunday - Plateau / Play / Birthday

Sunday, April 27, 2014

So much to talk about!!

Yesterday my boyfriend and our 2 girls celebrated my birthday. It's not until Wednesday BUT he wanted to do something before my birthday passed. Unfortunately, I went over my calories, but I did get my 10,000 steps (which is a feat for me on a Saturday).

I've been stuck on this plateau (so to speak). 3 weeks ago, I lost 3 lbs, then last week I gained them all back, and this past Friday, I weighed in the same. I would like to finally get in the 150's and be in there for a week or two before dropping down into the 140's. I just can't seem to stay there for more than a week! Actually Friday feels like it was weeks ago! I feel like I should be weighing myself again tomorrow. :( I try to weigh once a week so I don't feel like a slave to the scale. I try to remember the NSV, even when the scale is not so nice. I can tell you, I'm on week 3 of my C25K. I'm gaining muscle due to my daily strength training. I was able to fit into pants 4 sizes smaller than my current pair. My measurements have gone down week after week. So I try to keep those in mind when I look at the scale and it's being defiant. LOL!

My daughter, who's 3, has her first daycare/pre-school concert on Tuesday. Her father and I work in the same building as the daycare and we get off of work at 5:30, so we are going to get dinner at Red Robin. I've already done my research and added a custom meal to my tracker for Tuesday. A grilled chicken sandwich with a side salad. I think my total calories for the evening is 788. Now I can plan the rest of my meals around that and I can be more confident when we go to dinner that I'm not going to over do it. They give me a free sandwich for my birthday. Can't pass it up. Although, I could get a large salad and just have my boyfriend get the burger and it would be free....hhmmm...now it's got me thinking. LOL!!

Well, I'm off to finish my strength for the day. Oh, I bought a blender bottle. I need recipes! Recipes for after my workouts (protein) would be great, and anything that would constitute as a meal replacement too, as long as it is foods that are in my local supermarket. I don't want to go out and buy a special meal replacement product. I feel like I want to make this a lifestyle change. And paying for something for the rest of my life is not what I'm looking for. Now if it's something that I can buy at the supermarket, I'm on it. But things like ViSalus, etc. I'm not really into at this point. Not that there is anything wrong with it or with people who are on it, but for me, I don't want to have to spend the money every month and the minute I can't purchase the items, then I gain it back. I hope that makes sense.

Anywho, I need to finish up this ST before I make my LO's dinner. Toodles and I hope everyone had a good weekend!! We're looking at rain for the next 3 days...yuck!!!

  
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NEWTINK 4/30/2014 5:18PM

    Happy Birthday !!!!

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THRIVE2DAY 4/28/2014 5:50AM

    Hang in there! Change will come! You've got some emoticon NSVs. Concentrate on them! You're doing super. Have a great birthday if I don't catch you sooner! emoticon Blessings and emoticon

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NIKIZ628 4/27/2014 10:29PM

    You had a few non scale victories that you definitely need to celebrate! That number on the scale is only a part of it, and can fluctuate so much, you have to learn not to give it a lot of power over your mood/motivation. It has taken me a LONG time to learn this...but it does help!

As for meal replacements, I buy a chocolate protein powder at walmart and mix it with ice cubes and water for breakfast some days. It's quick and delcious...and lasts for a long time!

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Planning

Saturday, April 05, 2014

So, I've created an 8 week plan.

Wait, I've already gotten ahead of myself, let me start at the beginning. Mid-December, I started my journey AGAIN. I said I was going to lose 15 - 20lbs before my birthday. I didn't think it was a difficult task, but I've been proven wrong. I've yo-yo'd quite a few times. I've lost a lot, then gained something back. I've busted my boo-tay and still lost nothing! But I've stuck with it. The day off yesterday, has really helped me re-group, and re-focus. I am down 13lbs since mid-December. My jeans are fitting pretty lose and I'm feeling a little bit better, but there is ALWAYS room for improvement. My Achilles heel lately is iced coffee, with lotsa cream and sugar. I need to cut it out. So, I'm starting tomorrow (I already had one today emoticon ). So with that being said, I need to buckle down to reach the ultimate goal of 20lbs before my birthday. That's only 7 lbs in about 3 1/2 weeks. If I can lose 2lbs a week, that will get me right there, and I won't be mad if I lose 19 instead of 20! emoticon

So, here is my routine/schedule/plan for the next 8 weeks!

C2K5 Training every Mon, Wed, & Fri emoticon emoticon
Strength training DAILY, alternating arms, legs, and cardio (3 days, then resting 2) emoticon
40 min of cardio on Tues & Thurs emoticon
On the weekends I will keep up with my strength training, still alternating.

The run isn't until August, so after I have completed the 8 week training, I will continue to run every other day. I don't know if I will pick it up on the weekend or if I will continue Mon, Wed, & Fri. I will have to wait and see how I'm feeling, but I think having a plan is good. I'm very OCD and while I love to do things on a whim, I also feel like I need that structure to stay on track. So, it starts tomorrows with arms, then back in the gym on Monday for C25K, legs, and abs!

I'm actually pretty excited, I can't wait to start!

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GOCALGAL 4/6/2014 9:28AM

    Happy that we are fellow Travelers! Great plan.. emoticon emoticon ~Maria

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NEWTINK 4/6/2014 6:11AM

    I am a huge coffee person but recently I was told i had to increase my protein as well no much protein there. Perhaps you can do something like i do. I prepare a protein coffee for after my workouts .... Here is the recipe for mine it is a spark people recipe if you decide to give it a try and want to track the calories here.

Chocolate Caramel Frap
1/2 cup skim milk or light soy milk
1/2 cup coffee, cooled to room temperature
2 packets Splenda (optional)
1 scoop chocolate protein powder
1 teaspoon caramel syrup
4-6 ice cubes
Blend all ingredients thoroughly in a blender at high speed. This delicious protein packed coffee drink is great sipped through a straw. You can even add 2 tbsp. of light whipped cream on top that only adds 15 calories. Drinking one of these in the morning will give you a great kick with the protein added to just a little bit of coffee.
Your work out plan certainly will need the extra protien ... Give it a shot perhaps it will help emoticon

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ISLENAA 4/6/2014 5:02AM

  great goal and a great plan!!! emoticon emoticon

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DENISEFOR110 4/5/2014 9:09PM

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