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needing success in fitness and eating

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Since I am waiting tables this summer I am getting tons of fitness minutes in and easily 5-10 miles a day. I am very happy with this. My problem is I have lost all of the healthy eating habits I had developed. Now that it isn't raining every day, I am going to plan lots of grilling meals. Chicken and veggies on the grill taste great and keep the heat outside of the house :-) I cannot keep giving in and ordering pizza or burgers and fries after my shift. I have lots of healthy food at home. I can wait another hour to get home and cook.

  
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_RACHEL 7/24/2014 6:31PM

    Kudos on the fitness!! Don't give in on the fattening stuff, not tonight! emoticon

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9 more sleeps

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Until I am a married woman! It is hard to believe that the day is nearly here! I haven't done much in the way of progress towards my weight loss goals as of lately. On the other hand, I haven't gained any weight either so I call it good. Stress eating has happened but not to the levels or extent that it used to. I am slowly learning nit to eat my emotions and I am proud of that. I am doing my best to not worry too much about the details and yet still do the best I can to make the wedding as perfect as I can. It is a fine line to balance upon, lol. I have one more day of work and then I have the week before the wedding off to take care of all of those little details that need to come together!

  
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STEVIEBEE569 5/27/2014 2:35PM

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KEELIE21 5/27/2014 1:55PM

    SO happy for you! I know it will be great! The wedding part is amazing but trust me there is a big sigh of relief when it is done and you get to live life with your new family

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BRADMILL2922 5/23/2014 1:20AM

    Good that you haven't been gaining! 9 days will go by like nothing!

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SUNSET09 5/22/2014 10:39PM

  Not gaining is an accomplishment within itself, it's called maintaining! emoticon and emoticon 9 more and you'll be a emoticon emoticon

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DELIA38961 5/22/2014 9:41PM

    you are doing awesome and im so happy for you upcoming wedding emoticon

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HEALTHY4CAROLYN 5/22/2014 5:04PM

    Good for you! and Good luck to you and your soon to be husband.

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JES_VARNER 5/22/2014 2:52PM

    Yay! Enjoy your time off and try not to stress too much! Just remember: If at the end of the day, you are married, then your day was a success!

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The wedding dress didn't fit

Monday, April 14, 2014

It didn't fit anywhere. And I am ok with it emoticon I ordered it one size too small back in the Fall. Now, in the Spring, it is too big. I have to have it taken in everywhere but in the bust. It has to be let out in the bust, I guess this doesn't surprise me but I though it had gotten smaller than that. I am so happy with my dress- finally seeing it in the right color took away any apprehensions I had. It is beautiful! I did learn that the shoes I purchased HAVE TO go back. They absolutely do not match! The good thing is that they are the perfect height to not have to change the length of my dress so I will hold onto them for comparison until I find the right shoes.

I am so proud of my hard work and it is reinforcing to see that it paid off! I still have 2 weeks to do as much as I can before my appt. with the seamstress. Hopefully I can kill 4-5 lbs. in that that time. Also, it is a corseted back so I am going to ask her to take it in more than it needs right now since I would have the ability to cinch it in and still have it look good.

  
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CHARVONNE40 4/24/2014 8:10AM

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DELIA38961 4/15/2014 8:19PM

    woo hoo that's what im talking about emoticon you rock

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PRIN1978 4/14/2014 7:46PM

    Great job!

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BAHAMAMARG 4/14/2014 6:36PM

    Fabulous! You've made an amazing achievement! Keep it up.

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You are doing so good!! There is nothing better than that kind of feeling of accomplishment. You should be so proud.You're going to be such a radiant bride. emoticon

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KEELIE21 4/14/2014 11:13AM

   
SO proud of you Tiff!! I know you were worried about the dress, what a load off!! When I ended up having to take mine in it felt great, even if it wasn't as much as I had hoped. Keep up the good work!
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JES_VARNER 4/14/2014 10:46AM

    That's awesome! Great job! I'm so glad you're happy with your dress & that your hard work is paying off for you! Congrats!

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Small accomplishment

Friday, April 11, 2014

I ran the mile with my HS freshmen yesterday and I even beat some of them. I am even more proud that after we went into the weight room and they collapsed into puddles on the floor. I went to the treadmill and put in another mile and a half. One actually asked me "how are you still going?!" I felt a sense of pride when she asked that. I am more than twice their age, damaged physically and overweight and they were impressed with my effort. Although my time for the mile wasn't great, I still finished and not dead last!

  
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KEELIE21 4/14/2014 3:31PM

    you inspire me!! Keep this momentum rolling! I had a tough week last week, but I see your posts and it picks me up. Thanks for being a great spark sister!
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DELIA38961 4/11/2014 10:28PM

    Awesome. .woohoo

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    emoticon That's definitely something to be proud of!!!! emoticon

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TIGER_LILY_613 4/11/2014 11:20AM

    Wow ! That's fantastic :) Well done !

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RAINEMARIE214 4/11/2014 11:07AM

    Great job!!!

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JES_VARNER 4/11/2014 10:46AM

    Great job! That doesn't sound like such a small accomplishment to me!

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It moved, it moved, it finally moved!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The scale finally moved! I am officially down another 2 lbs! Imagine that... Start tracking everything and being accountable for every bite and sip and adding more fitness minutes and I lose weight? Who knew? Ok, ok, we all knew emoticon Only 8 more lbs to get back to where I was at the end of the summer and then of course more yet to goal weight. The point is, I finally stopped getting in my own way and am making progress.

Things that have helped:
1) tracking
2) added fitness minutes
3) stop buying junk using the excuse "it's for Adam". If it is in the house, I am going to eat some of it. Therefore, it needs to stop coming into the house. At least not by my own hands!
4) water, water and more water. When I need a change... Herbal tea

What are your most helpful hints? I mostly need advice for adding more exercise- I make excuses to not do it or "do it later"-haha. What are your "head tricks" to talk yourself into doing it now?

  
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JAHINTZY 4/13/2014 2:34PM

    keep it going! as for the excuses and exercising I try to schedule it - as in "I am going to the Y on my way home on Monday and Wednesday this week" and then (try) not to dwell on it. Just go. Don't think about it, don't negotiate with it, know what you need to have with you so you don't get sidetracked and stick to it. If you're really that tired or hungry or sore after you start in to your workout then by all means don't hurt yourself - but like what Greg said, 10 minutes is still better than no minutes and if you start out tired you might just perk up after those first 10 minutes of blood circulating.

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DELIA38961 4/11/2014 10:30PM

    Congrats

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GREGINPROGRESS 4/10/2014 7:19PM

    What helped me get into the habit of exercising was what I call the 10 minute rule. Some people say 10 minutes of exercise is better than no exercise, and that's true, but I think there's an even bigger reason to do it. If you commit to doing 10 minutes a day, you will always be able to do it. Even on days when I was sick, I did 10 minutes of something mild, like stretching.

Sure, it doesn't burn a lot of calories, but that's not the point. For me, it was an amazingly effective way to get into the habit of exercising consistently. I used to beat myself up, quit my exercise programs and start over if I missed too many days. With the 10 minute rule, either I went ahead and did the whole workout after the first 10 minutes, or I just did my 10 minutes, stopped, and still felt good enough about myself to get back on track the next day because I had met my 10 minute commitment.

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KEELIE21 4/10/2014 3:54PM

    YAY!! For movement!! My scale has finally started to budge a little too! Getting the spark tracker has really helped me be more aware of my steps, I LOVE that its synced with the website. I'm so much more aware of my steps and I go out of my way to add in more like when I leave in the mornings I walk the long way around our building, when I come home on lunch before eating I walk once around the whole complex, I park further away, stuff like that. It all adds up!!!

Keep up the good work Tiff so proud of you!!
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GEMINICHIK 4/10/2014 1:43PM

    I totally cleaned out fridge & cabinets of all the junk food. I found healthier foods that satisfy. I LOVE ice cream, can't have it on the house, no self control. Instead I buy WW frozen Greek yogurt bars. Delicious & satisfying.

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CJGODESS101 4/10/2014 12:30PM

    I send most of the junk food with my husband to his work. That way I don't eat it. He likes to snack all day anyways. I try to make sure I hit my step goal everyday. As long as a get a walk in, there isn't usually an issue. For exercises, when I don't feel like going to the gym, I will usually work on some core exercises at home. Usually in front of the TV during commercials. Also, stretching will help as well.

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JES_VARNER 4/10/2014 12:19PM

    I'm in the same boat on the junk food! I use the excuse 'it's for the kids'... guess what, my kids will eat fruits and veggies just fine if I don't have junk food available! And they're only there on the weekends, how often do you think I stay out of that junk food during the week?
I've been doing a couple of body weight exercise challenges this month, and my way of making sure I get the number in is to do a set every time I get up to go downstairs (for the rest room, the water cooler, to get my mail, etc). I haven't been getting in as much cardio as I need, but at least I'm getting some exercise!
I was doing well with the cardio by having a workout partner to exercise with, but she tweaked her back and hasn't been able to join me, which means i haven't been doing the cardio!

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