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Food Plate Plan!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Today the SparkCoach video was about how to arrange food on your plate for healthier eating. I really wanted to remember, so thought I would write it here!
She talked about how when you have a plate of food, divide it into 4 parts. 1 part should be protein, one part grains, and half should be fruit and veggies. She also reminded me about needing milk to round out the meal. That's one things that I don't do well. It's easy to say skip the milk and just drink water and save calories, but this journey is about a lifestyle change and I need to make sure that my nutrition is well rounded and balanced.

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IAFARMERWIFE 2/11/2013 6:03PM

    emoticon I have a smaller plate and fill it with vegetables and fruits. I do have a little protein and it works! emoticon

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NESARIAN 2/11/2013 2:53PM

    I like this plan!

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Stupid back is still very sore, and now the kids are sick which means interrupted sleep for momma, whiny kids, and frustrated me. Ellie came home from school fake sick today, which is VERY frustrating for me as well. Frustrated me= wanting to eat everything in sight and just say screw it-it's not working anyway, might as well stay fat! I know that's not a healthy attitude, but its the truth. I missed 3 days of working out in a row and I feel very blech and blah. Wednesdays are usually my mornings off since there is no classes that day, but since I didn't go Mon or Tues, not sure what I will do tomorrow.
Kids are on meds now, so hopefully everyone will sleep better tonight
Working with Dr. Wingert, so hopefully find some relief soon
Didn't eat breakfast which is not good, but it will allow me some extra room at supper tonight, so hopefully that will allow me to stay close to my calorie goal
Supportive husband- if I decide to go to the gym tonight, I know he will be fine with it.

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TIFFB340 2/11/2013 11:40AM

  Thank you guys so much! Its nice to know it's not just me and the encouragement is a nice boost too! :)

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FIREFLY075 1/15/2013 4:34PM

    I get that way also. I just remind myself that it will pass and try to keep with my goals the best I can.

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GAILANN48 1/15/2013 3:00PM

    I loved how you ended by looking at the positives, despite all the negative you faced today! Sometimes stuff like this just happens, and it's frustrating and discouraging. But you know it'll pass...and it's good to just blog it out! Whether we choose to give up or we choose to keep plugging, those things are still going to be there. So I guess we have to choose what we want most TOMORROW, not what we're afraid is all we get today.

We're all here, and we're all cheering for you!


:) Gail

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SILVITAGIRL1 1/15/2013 2:59PM

    Hey, you are not alone. My baby is sick too and i haven't slept and i haven't lost a pound either, but i am determine to run every day on my treadmill and i have. So just stay focus remember you are heading to a healthy life its not just temporary, so things will come and go but keep your determination!!!

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Feeling kinda bummed!

Monday, January 14, 2013

HA! Didn't even realize this was here! Hmmm...this will be good for me!
Feeling a little discouraged today. I have been doing so good with working out every morning/day and really doing well making healthy food choices. In the past, I feel like that little voice whispers "just stay in bed-you are never going to be skinny anyway, so why get up? Who cares?" I have determined to ignore that little voice and have really enjoyed (! Can't believe I enjoy getting up early!!!) getting up at 5:15 to get to the Den by 5:30 for bootcamp and pilates. I and LOVING it! And then...this. :( I have been having some back pain which I associated with sore muscles, but must have done something yesterday to aggrivate it because I could hardly walk last night. I was SOO bummed to miss bootcamp this morning! Then I was rushing around getting the kids to various appts, etc and had to get El back to school so we hit McDonalds. Not good for the diet. Add that to no exercise today and I am feeling pretty down and bummed. Heading to the Chiro here soon, so hoping that helps and I can be back at it tomorrow. Such a let down because I felt like I was doing so good! Oh well-guess we'll just start again fresh tomorrow!