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Monday, February 08, 2010

I over ate yesterday while watching the super bowl with my sister. I remembered that salsa is low calories but didn't want to count my chips and munched on crackers and hummus.
Today, I had an annoying day at work and had my left over Culver's cake for dessert after dinner. So, I went over again today.
Now, I am sweating all over from my work out and getting tired of going to the bathroom. I think my body has decided that some of my extra food is waste.
I will be back to eating within ranch tomorrow. I doubt that I will get much fatter due to two days of over eating. Also I am still waiting to see when my stupid period starts. I have felt some cramps. So I know it will be soon which is also a time that I always eat more and gain a little.


emotions and self-confidence

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Last month, I woke up and cried. I was thinking about my resolution to catch up my medical appointments and dental appointments. I found myself thinking that I am competent to make my own medical decisions. For no rational reason, I have always questioned my competence to make medical decisions of any kind. I suspect that some of those of you who struggle with depression will know what I mean by this. I feel more hopeful about 2010 than i have ever felt in my past. I am feeling more comfortable sharing my writings with others. I have shared some of my photography with others. I am trying to lose weight by eating healthy and exercising on regular basis. I spend less time at work feeling incompetent at my job. I mean I have a college degree yet I used to think I was stupid.

This is why my butterfly on my page is so important to me. I feel like I am a person who has wasted the beginning of my life doubting myself. Now, is the time for me to venture out of my caccoon of safety. I will not waste anymore of my life in hiding. I want to find a way to help others and share my talents with others.

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GRANDMA_OF_16 2/7/2010 6:30PM

    Keep up the healthy lifestyle and you will soon be that beautiful butterfly! emoticon

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A little bit of everything

Friday, February 05, 2010

Skirnir posted some news years resolutions. I want to try to post some too.
I will exercise for 30-60 minutes three days a week. If possible, I will gradually increase the length of time and intensity.
I will be able to jog for three miles by June 2010.
I will write a page a week on one of my writing projects.
I will continue to count calories here at Spark people. I will remember to forgive myself when I go over. I still struggle with getting my calories below 1,600 something. It is not an easy thing to do when you work and don't take breaks outside of lunch. I also can't eat on the front end. (I have seen some do it but I don't think it is a good habit for me to get into.)
I have a missions trip to New Orleans in March. I will continue to look for ways to bless my church, employer and others in my life.
I will look into how to make money by writing and photography. I am not sure where or how to do this. So, I am keeping this very vague right now.

I have gained a half a pound which I had thought would be more because it is that time of the month that my weight usually goes up. I am curious to see if I lose any weight in the month of February or not.

I tried to measure my torso on the belly button area but I am not sure if I did it right. So, I suspect that the number is all wrong.


workouts and back pain

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

I have been having back pain today. I think some of it is caused by constipation because my body is having trouble with all of the fiber in my diet. It is not used to all of this fruit, vegetable, whole wheat stuff. Also that time of the month is coming soon.
So, I ended up having to get creative with my cardio. I tried the desk workout video but spark people put that under strength exercise rather than cardio. So I settled on walking up and down a flight of steps. My legs were shaking after I finished. I think that was a good idea for a shorter workout today.
I am hoping that my back feels better tomorrow. I checked my fiber levels today on the nutrition tracker and it claims that I am under the recommended amount. How can that be when I am already getting constipated from it all?
Sorry if I was little graphic. I just need to whine and I know from looking at the main nutrition forum that I am not the only one with this problem. If you have found any ways to improve this problem, please let me know.


Pigging out on chili

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

I made some homemade chili a few days ago. I slept in today because it's my day off. I like to big out on my sleep in days because I tend to only eat two meals on that day.
I decided to have a large lunch rather than a big breakfast like I usually do. I ate 2.5 cups of chili and two bread sticks. The bread sticks were definitely high calorie too. I am so full right now. It will be interesting if I even get hungry for dinner. I haven't felt this full in a very long time. Do any of you ever miss the feeling of being full? I know I do sometimes.

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TRACY180 2/2/2010 3:51PM

    I now have a heavy case of the burps and still feel too full. I guess I forgot that my body is not use to this overeating thing. But I am happy that the chili made 5 cups and I used for three meals! I think that is cool and I still have some ground beef left because I didn't want to put that my meat in it.

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SUSIEMT 2/2/2010 3:45PM

    I am pretty much always full when I leave the table. That is something I have learned here at Spark that if I eat the right foods I get the feeling of fullness.
Spark has some wonderful low calorie Turkey Chili recipes that beat my old recipes. I can have a full cup of Turkey chili for about 200 Cals. I sometimes put it over a baked potato and I'm in heaven! lol
I use black beans, kidney beans, I switched from canned to dry beans because of the sodium.
Hope you can eat something later.

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