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WK4 ends: Goals for WK5

Friday, August 12, 2011

I am sure I off track this week and the scale will tell.
I was doing fine but we went out yesterday for lunch and I thought I made a good choice in the Wendy's grilled chicken sandwich. As I am not eating any salt in all the meals, the salt in that chicken came close to the recommended amount. Even though I watched my portions at dinner I was over my calorie limit by 400 cal.
Tonight we will be eating on the run again as we are driving to Halifax so if the scale move down a little tomorrow, well these are my excuses. And you all know they are just excuse, I just blew it.
Next week as i mentioned somewhere else I will be fasting (Just not eating during daylight) so I will have to plan my meals careful so that I am not putting my healthy in danger.
My plan is to exercise around 5;30 am and again after dinner
Milk, cereal, fruit and egg whites or whole eggs,vegetable soup and 2 cups of water (400 cal).
Evening Meals: I will break the fast with a light snack of yogurt and nuts and water around 6:00 pm and then go for a walk with my daughter. Then dinner will be pasta or brown rice, a protein (meat, beans or fish) cooked vegetable (1 serving) and small salad of mixed greens, skim milk or unsweetened soy beverages and end with a small fruit salad before bed and water. I will be taking my multivitamins. I think will be able to get in 800 calories.
I have an option of stopping any time If I find that my body is not happy about all that change. My friend will not mind, she appreciates the support even if it is one day.
As we go int the second half of this challenge, I hope you are getting the hang of it and putting it all together. I am realizing that i get out as much as i put in. So this net week I am going to do my best to stay on track and then ripe the benefits.

Have a great week Summer 5% challenge community.

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HOPEFULHIPPO 8/16/2011 4:20PM

    Seems like a lot of people (including myself) fell off this week. It's gotta be the "end of summer" something something. LOL

Go Butterflies! emoticon

Oh...Slim in 6 challenge is in 5 days!! Hope to see you there :o)

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JP6262AMY 8/12/2011 10:39PM

    You are so inspiring to me!

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SETAGOAL1 8/12/2011 7:54PM

    Molly you are doing so well. You encourage me. I am going to set small goals this week.

Have a great weekend my friend.


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HEALTHY156 8/12/2011 3:55PM

    It sounds like you have an awesome plan!

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Just Curious

Monday, August 08, 2011

As we are making changes in our habits for the better, I was wondering what is it about food industry, some physician, and dietitions recommend/suggest using artificial sweeteners instead of real sugar or honey especially to diabetics.
I am sure I know about no calorie factor and not having effect on the blood sugar especially if you are diabetic.
These are my curious questions:
1: Do all sweetener pass through the digestive track undigested?
2: If they go into the blood stream where are they broken down, is it in the liver?
3: Since most of them are make by small change in the natural sugar molecule, does n't that mess around some thing? We know what danger came with hydrogenating vegetable oils, is it right to think the same for a glucose or fructose molecule?
These are my curious questions that went in my head while I was reaching for splenda for my morning coffee, though I ended up not adding any in that beverage.
I hope some one can enlighten me.
Have a great day and keep tracking and learning.

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SPIRITSEEKER2 8/12/2011 8:39AM

    I use stevia from the plant.... not calories or weird stuff- just a plant...

of course some plants are poisonous...LOL

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HOPEFULHIPPO 8/10/2011 12:20PM

    things that make you go...hmmmmmmmm emoticon

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SETAGOAL1 8/8/2011 6:47PM

    Variety is the spice. I mix it up some sugar at times and spenda them agave or honey.

I don't know the answer either.

I will check back to see if anyone knows.

Have a great evening Molly,


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CANDOK1260 8/8/2011 10:53AM

    well, I know I make more trip to the restroom when I use artificial sweeteners emoticon

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MARYALICE411 8/8/2011 9:24AM

    I can't answer your questions. I do know

I trust what God made more than what man made. I use Agave or honey

Dietitians are doing second thoughts about artificial sweeteners since they are finding they increase peoples cravings for sugar.

They are finding more and more people with IBS have cramps with artificial sweeteners. The government says it is only 2% and so it is ok, but a lot of people think it is a lot higher.

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Took a nose Dive

Friday, August 05, 2011

I have reached a conclusion that traveling is not my friend. I had my routine all worked out, get up exercise (cardio), breakfast, work and visit with Liz (walk) and home and do my ST. Then off we went to visit my son's family in Sarnia, ok I exercise before we left on Friday and even ate normal meals. The temperature in Ontario is too hot to do any thing outside after 10:00 am so I exercise on the treadmill and did ST with resistance band.

Sunday was the baptism, so I did not exercise and then at the party, I found the "naked chip". this bag of chips may be baked but naked no, they taste great so I over indulged. I am not looking forward to stepping on the scale as I can feel that I am not losing any this week.

The visit was great, Carmen our GD is now a joy to be with and she is no long shy as she was during Xmas. So we did have a good time visiting with all friends.
My nose dive, it looks like lack of exercise on Sunday affected my routine more than I expected for I seem to want more days off exercise or do less than I normally do and for me when I exercise at less intense level, I tend to make bad food choices. Last night I found myself making Peanut butter and jam sandwich for supper, may be I needed the fat. Is my body telling me something or this another excuse to revert to my bad eating habits.
I am sure do not want to go back there.
So I am going to put that Peanut butter jar out of reach for now and get back to the routine.

My actions for today:
I packed a healthy lunch (sweet potables, lentil soup green and red bell peppers and mushrooms) an apple and yogurt for snacks.

I have my 10 cups of water lined up on my desk.

Change to walk with Leslie as my experiments run into lunch hr. so I will do the 5 mile fat burning walk.

I will do circuit training (biggest lose bootcamp) after work.

These action should bring me back to what I consider my normal.

Have a great day and keep rechecking your actions and adjust them as you go along as life is not static so be participant not an observer.
Let us End week 3 strong and enter week four with a smile.
Go Team and fly high safely.

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HEALTHY156 8/12/2011 3:59PM

    Gyrl, be gentle with yourself, you are doing well!

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SETAGOAL1 8/5/2011 8:04PM


Forgive yourself and move on. Sometimes it is more of our emotional state that knocks us off track.

You are doing awesome. Don't be so hard on yourself.

You have choosen to succeed.


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CED1976 8/5/2011 3:03PM

    you did a-w-e-s-o-m-e! do not beat yourself up. over endulging with a few chips at a party???? you could have done soooo much worse. you were at your grandchild's baptism! you are back on track now. you are eating right, your are back to walking and all is good! foot in front of the other, one day at a time. you are awesome! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BUSYMOM98 8/5/2011 2:29PM

    Keep up the good work. Don't let little things st you back.
We all have them. And look, you already have a new plan! emoticon

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TEMPERANCE88 8/5/2011 1:45PM

    You have great plans lined out here. I have no doubt you'll reach them! Soar on! emoticon

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Day 6:

Thursday, July 28, 2011

I managed to do every thing on to do list yesterday.
I almost backed out of the walk with Liz as it was raining on and off. Then i remembered i had packed my rain gear so no excuse.
So we had our 30 min walk and I did my ST when I reached home.
So today's to do:
1:I packed my lunch (which is chickpeas, stir-fried veggies and 2 small potatoes)
Fruit: 15 cherries, 1/2 raspberries, and 1 c of watermelon and Have filled my water bottles (12 cups by the end of the day)
2: Walk during lunch hour break ( 60 min). Walk with Liz at 5:30 pm
3: Do Lower body ST at 7:00pm (Kathy Smith).
4: Pack for travel tomorrow.
We are going to Sarnia to visit with my son and his family, so I will try to get near a computer during the week end.
I am just going to see that these things are done today, tomorrow is another day that I do not have yet.
Hope that all of you are having a productive day.

Now back to work!!!!

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SETAGOAL1 7/30/2011 12:03PM

    Molly you are doing great. Great plan and you are following the plan. You have thought everything out. awesome!!!!

Have a great time visting with your family this weekend.


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BUSYMOM98 7/28/2011 2:43PM

    You are on a roll girl! Have a safe trip and I hope you enjoy the visit with your family. emoticon

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TEMPERANCE88 7/28/2011 1:23PM

    Great list! Kathy Smith is my favorite trainer...I have several of her videos! I did her upper body workout this morning, and feel great! Have an awesome day :D

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Day 5: To do list.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

We are almost done with week 2 and I have to bump my routine if I am to see any loss.
Actions for this day:
1:I have finished my walk : 75 min. This is for me but later I will go walk 30 min with Liz. Her speed is slow so that is why I walk twice in the same day.
2: Upper body ST because I did lower body yesterday.
3: I am going to stir fry veggies for supper. (Red cabbage, bell peppers and carrots),
4: I have already drunk 10 cups of water.
5: Should watch fruit intake, as i seem to have eaten more than 5 servings today.
6: That is my action plan today and I will try my best to do all that is on it.
have a great day every one.

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    Is it possible to have too many fruits in a day? I don't think so! But maybe. (I'm no expert, but I love fruit!)

I love that you're walking twice: once for you at your speed, and once to support another. That is AWESOME!


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CAROLJ35 7/27/2011 9:55PM

    I should follow some things on your list if I am to lose any weight this week, also. I have been at such a standstill for soooo long. I must drink more plain water, so will try that the rest of this week.

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SETAGOAL1 7/27/2011 6:17PM

    emoticon You are doing great keep up the commitment. You are being your best friend. emoticon


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