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5% Winter Challenge Nutritiom Commitments

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

I had success with Chris Powell's Carb Cycling so I will return to that. My schedule is taped to inside of cupboard in kitchen as well as the Master Approved Foods list. I make my shopping list from that each week. I'm thinking that is like to take one thing from Master list I've never tried and try it each week to see what happens. I have also been on Pintrest for new recipes (especially low carb ones) and have quite a collection ready to be tested, can't wait!
My kitchen isn't cleaned out yet, but that's because it's Christmas. I'm the baker in the family so the cookies and pies won't be gone until after Christmas.
I'm slowly following plan now to get back in the swing of things (eating 5 times a day is tricky and actually takes practice to fit it in my day).

Can't wait to get started! I love these challenges because it lets me know it's getting close!

  
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MARINEMAMA 12/23/2014 7:53AM

    Great plan!

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ELRIDDICK 12/23/2014 7:29AM

  Thanks for sharing

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5% Winter Challenge Exercise Commitments

Monday, December 22, 2014

I have my water bottle and exercise clothes pulled out! I pre pack my meals for the day the night before so I'm good there as well.
My goals for exercise:
M/W/S: 30-60 minutes strength training (I have 2 videos that range from that amount of time. I'm going to work up to 60 by the end of the challenge.
T/Th/Su: 30-60 minutes of cardio (same formula as above)

My day off is Friday :-)

  
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JANET552 12/23/2014 7:08AM

    You can do it!! Keep us posted as to how it's going.

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Ugh! :-(

Sunday, December 07, 2014

aaaannnnnddddd the pattern continues. Stepped on the scale with a +5 number in front of me. I shouldn't be surprised, I'm not following plan and I'm not exercising, so in reality-what should I expect??? This is the moment where I wish I had a Bob, Jillian, Chris or Heidi to help me break through whatever wall is preventing me from being successful in this journey. I may be a therapist, but I can't psychoanalyze myself. The more times I start and fail just solidify that this is more of a mental/emotional change rather than a physical one. There is something that fuels choosing a soda over water, a Hershey kiss over cucumbers, sleep and reading over exercise. Now if that/those reasons would present themselves to me so I can address it that would be amazing. No such luck though, gotta do this on my own. I'll start today with some exercise and I'm wanting to restart my carb cycling. That system works, I just fell off the horse with it. Food is my addiction and so is pop so I can't have any of the bad stuff. I need to detox and quit cold turkey on the stuff because everytime I get a taste it's all over for me. Here goes nothing. My goal is to enter the new year at least 10 pounds down with enough positive momentum behind me to keep it going strong!

  
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TTLEELEE 12/9/2014 10:31PM

    Let's make it happen! Get the exercise going. emoticon

I was slipping after holding below my goal weight for the summer and into autumn. With the change in weather my exercise time really dropped. I had to recommit to doing some indoor exercise this month because the numbers were creeping up. I know I'll gain a few over the winter just because it is part of the seasonal cycle (less outdoor activity, sunshine, more sleep and comfort foods). That doesn't mean I should stop putting work to stay "fit" enough to get back at it when the weather is nicer.

Recommit to something - a new start emoticon I'm with you!!

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JAWATKINS 12/8/2014 4:29PM

    I'm so proud of you for getting back on the wagon!! It is tough, especially at this time of year - too many goodies calling our name & too much stress to make us slow down & focus on health!!

Have you read the book "Beck Diet Solution"? It is great about helping you look at & deal with the emotional aspects of eating. Another great book is "Made to Crave" by Lysa TerKurst. Both of those have helped me. I still struggle; they aren't a magic pill (unfortunately), but they do help!!

I know you can do this!! emoticon

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BETTERNANCY 12/8/2014 11:24AM

    I've been struggling too. It's so easy to revert to our old habits. Try not to best yourself up, just start today making small changes.

Good luck!

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TALULAX- 12/7/2014 9:44PM

    Like you I have gained as well. It is frustrating! Like you...I am stopping the cycle, setting goals and trying again. I think the difference for me from when I gained my weight originally is simply this: I just didn't care then, hence, why I gained so much. Now I care. Now I wish to be healthy. You need to give yourself more credit- you sputtered, you fell, but you recognize it and you are doing something about it. Sometimes just doing something about it is all you need to do. You will figure out the rest on your journey.

I am proud of you! You can do this!

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IMPERIODEE 12/7/2014 2:53PM

  we all experience failures. but we can always get up and try again. i have slowly gained all the pounds i have lost before. but i am now back and trying to make things happen. we will get there, eventually. keep the spark!

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Monday Motivation

Monday, November 10, 2014

"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment."
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

I need to remember this, especially in my weight loss journey. Society wants everyone to look like movie stars/models when most of the time that is just not possible or realistic. My family puts a strong focus on weight and being thin. I remember a comment my mother made to me a couple years back. "I always thought you would be the prettier one if you were thinner." This was a comment made about me and my sister. She was always thin growing up and I was overweight. While that made me smile at the moment, I now look back on it and go "What the heck? So I wasn't pretty then?"
Often times I find myself striving to be what I think others want from me instead of being who I am and loving who I am in the moment, fat rolls and all. Its this kind of thinking that prevents success in any area of life, no matter what the journey. I agree with Ralph Waldo Emerson, being yourself is the greatest accomplishment and is the true foundation of any successful journey.

  
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MADMANSMAMA87 11/10/2014 1:56PM

    I think YOU are absolutely GORGEOUS, FABULOUS & AMAZING, Tif!!!
Just be yourself & the people who matter will love & accept you for who you are!!
Not everyone has to like you & you DON'T have to care!!!!
Hugs, Doll!!!

Jes


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October setbacks

Sunday, November 02, 2014

So I haven't posted in a month. This was not a good month for me. I'm not sure if it was a Self-fulfilling Prophecy or what but my slingshot week messed me up. I know I had talked about it before and since I could have carbs every day I took a HUGE slide back. I've only gained 2 pounds, but I feel horrible. I've been drinking pop, eating sugary candy, and I haven't been on plan at all. My husband and I haven't been eating a lot at home either because of his commitments and a couple long nights for me.

This week I will put my focus back on getting on track. I am going to precook some turkey burgers for lunch and will have a positive outlook!

Here is a quote that spoke to me today:
Losing weight is hard.
Maintaining weight is hard.
Staying fat is hard.
Choose your hard.

  
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JANET552 11/3/2014 6:42AM

    I hope you have a great week. You don't take a step to get motivated, taking that step motivates you. You can do it!!! Let us know how it goes.

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JAWATKINS 11/2/2014 3:17PM

    Well said!
I too have had a bad month & am just trying to focus on the next best thing I can do to further my healthy living goals!
I hope you have a GREAT November!!

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DAVENPLK 11/2/2014 12:30PM

  I just read an article about staying motivated. The focus needs to be on what you have done that is right. Look at how far you've come and hang in there. There is only a self-fulfilling prophecy if you make it one. emoticon

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