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Monday, December 24, 2012

A day like any other day, it's a work day today, it's a work day tomorrow. I had a wonderful weekend. On Saturday I went sledding that is a lot of uphill walking the fitbit registered 97 flights of stairs love it. On Sunday I went cross country skiing. I think something that we forget to do in this weight loss journey is have fun. Sledding is fun and when you get into it like you did as a kid you get a great workout in without even thinking about it. I think back to all the races I have done and my favorite race is still the one I did with my niece it was the slowest and fastest 5k ever, I honestly could have run it again and again. We weren't running my niece and I were being airplanes and jumping in mud puddles. So that is my advice heading into the new year for myself and all of you "remember to have fun once in awhile"

  
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EVER-HOPEFUL 12/24/2012 11:11AM

    nothing like letting your innerer child out.glad you enjoyed yourself.have a great christmas even if you are working love.do you know what santa is bringing you yet?take care and keep smiling. emoticon

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KLAD_COCKERS 12/24/2012 10:38AM

    I'm in at work today too - tomorrow and Wednesday are days off for me, though.

Your advice is good - remember to have fun! Kids certainly have it right!

Merry Christmas!

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TXTOAD9970 12/24/2012 9:40AM

    Sorry you have to work - try to have a good Christmas anyway!
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Sleep

Sunday, December 16, 2012

I slept wonderfully last night, maybe because after 2 days of poor sleep I needed it but I think it has to do a little more with when I have a really healthy day I sleep better. I am going to track this theory a little bit but I have noticed the closer I am to staying in my calorie range, no alcohol (not even a tiny glass of wine), and doing at least moderate exercise leads to excellent sleep. Going over calories, drinking even very moderately, and lack of exercise seems to lead to trouble falling and staying asleep. Some of this is common sense of course but I am going to keep a little log for the sake of science and measurable results.
Another reason why I believe this as well is I actually had 2 large cups of coffee when I got home from work at 630pm either I was really darn tired or I need to focus on these really healthy days

  
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TCANNO 12/17/2012 3:28AM

    You maybe on to something and it will be interesting to find out if you are right.

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GOING-STRONG 12/17/2012 12:01AM

    Interesting... you may be on to something here.

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EVER-HOPEFUL 12/16/2012 8:40AM

    here´s to proving your theory and to consquently haveing good nights sleep. emoticon

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Jeans a tale of clothes shopping

Saturday, December 15, 2012

As I have traveled along this journey I try to reward significant losses with a new clothing item and sadly (or happily) many of them have already found their way to Goodwill. I decided since I really only had one pair of jeans right now that fits nicely (ie tight enough so that they aren't falling off by the end of the day) I decided to try a size smaller than I have been wearing and decided I would shrink into them. I do think clothing sizes in some brands are a bit more generous these days since I am certain that I was smaller when I wore a 16. I tried on the 16 I am in 18s currently. The size 16 Levi's fit awesome I'm still ecstatic even if they are generous. I decided to be a bit crazy though knowing that I am going to lose more weight and not wanting a pair that fits but gets too big after wearing them a couple hours so I didn't buy the 16 I bought a size 14 and will be working toward my goal of wearing them by March. The reward will not only be new jeans but I will be that much closer to my goal and that size jeans will probably be able to stick around as my big jeans for awhile. Anyway back to work I got some jeans to fit into!

  
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TCANNO 12/16/2012 4:43AM

    This is crazy as you don't realise that as you get smaller that you fall out of your cloths.

Well done on the 14 as it will help to keep the motivation going.

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SOPHIEMAE2007 12/15/2012 5:42PM

    I need to get working no me! I would love to see a size 16 again!! I have so many jeans and clothes in my closet that I can't fit unless I lost the weight!

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KLAD_COCKERS 12/15/2012 5:32PM

    Good luck - you can totally do it!

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Working back into the routine

Friday, December 14, 2012

I had been struggling since I started school in September then I had the break between the first quarter and this new quarter. It was just what I needed to find routine and balance again. Obviously we are all busy but taking on school through me for a big curve and my workout rountine was almost non existent Sept 19- November 27th. I am taking a good approach to this though now. I am recognizing the fact I am busy and rather than making past mistakes and giving up all together when I don't have the time for the workout I want I am doing the every little bit counts. This morning for example I had 10 extra minutes after getting dressed for work so I leashed up the dogs and we got a short walk in, I am sure they liked it and I think my thighs will thank me. I do have a regular workout planned for after work but that had a slight monkey wrench thrown in it when my fiance got forced to stay over for overtime tonight (we normally play raquetball and then run and he can be a huge motivator after a 12 hour shift). Instead I will go it alone to the gym tonight it may not be all bad I can go to the little gym since I won't be playing raquetball, the little gym is closer so less travel time. I also have the option if I get home and don't feel like heading back out I can either do the cycle trainer or go for a run outside. I have also been waking up early on days I know that I am super busy and I have been hitting the gym. This is a no breaks circuit training workout that maximizes 30-45 minutes. I also have been focusing on getting in my 10,000 steps because a nice refreshing walk or even just Christmas shopping steps can add up nicely!

  
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TCANNO 12/14/2012 6:27PM

    Well done every little helps, just a matter of keeping it going

Good luck

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KLAD_COCKERS 12/14/2012 3:45PM

    Good for you! Taking advantage of those small blocks of time is what will make the difference for you.

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CHUM48 12/14/2012 2:08PM

    My favorite saying to bloggers is this, one day, one step and you are an example of that! Good on you! You can do this and you will be shouting from the roof tops soon!


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I wanna lose weight but I don't wanna change a thing!!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Sorry this is a vent blog. I haven't decided if I am going to deal with this or if I am just going to blow this off. A friend that I have been friends with for a long time recently was on My Fitness Pal saying I decided to track my sugar since it is a weakness. Okay cool. The next day I hate the way it decides how much sugar you can have in a day, a nutrigrain bar, a glass of OJ and a coffee with sugar and I'm over. I said okay cut the OJ in half or out. Well I need Vitamin C. My response a list of foods with more Vitamin C than OJ and I emailed her a Spark article kicking the sugar habit, today I get the response from her
"Thanks for re-sending. I've read this article and as I have said I think that while that may be what the AHA recommends, it is completely unrealistic in today's society and what goes into food in general. Unless a person such as myself is willing to make a complete diet overhaul to an extreme level, it just isn't going to happen. Not with my budget, not with the time I would have to sacrifice prepping food etc- I have very little of it as it is. I have worked hard to find and maintain a calorie intake, work/life/exercise/sleep balance that for right now is working. Compared to the junk I was eating, I have already made significant cut backs and am not feeling the cravings I was having. As I said, I tried to make a drastic cut to the sugar intake- some of which was by following the advice in the article- and I fell off the wagon. Hard. I am not willing to set myself up to fail by attempting to change a diet that is working.

While I appreciate the advice,the positive motivation and such I have enough my life that I am trying to come to terms with and overcome right now that I am willing to allow myself one vice that I at least have under control. "

This really bothered me and I'm letting it go after I blog my peace. Fine have a vice there is nothing wrong with that but don't continue to complain about the lack of time to prep food when you have the same time as everyone else. Cut veggies in front of the television. Have your vice, but don't complain about not losing weight and you don't know why. I haven't added it all up but when your daily sugar is close to a week of sugar (I would gather from the food journal). Granted not my problem eat all the sugar you want, but don't complain when you don't change anything about it!
Vent complete I feel better I'm on to worrying about my weight loss!

  
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KLAD_COCKERS 12/12/2012 11:23AM

    Lots of people want to lose weight without actually doing anything. The math is actually quite simple - calories in has to be less than calories out. Figuring out the calories is the tough part, and then, of course, managing them.

Your friend is right - it's not cheap or easy to make healthy meals from scratch. But for anybody that is truly dedicated to improving their health, it's a must-do.

You're shown your support . . . there's not much else you can do at this point.

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KBRADFORD88 12/12/2012 9:30AM

    Some people really do not want to know. They just want you to listen. We all have friends like that. I have to figure out if I can be like that...then either be their friend or have less time for them...feel ya

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WANNABFIT34 12/11/2012 5:05PM

    I have nothing against sugar and I do think you should enjoy cake at times my frustration is wanting to keep your sugar in check because it's a weakness but then eating cookies and similar foods 4 times a not gonna with

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SUE5007 12/11/2012 4:56PM

    That sounds really strict. Tracking your sugar from the labels isn't as accurate as one might think. It's sugar in total...not added sugar. Like you said with the OJ...totally different sugar then what is going into your coffee. Even milk has natural sugar in it.
It would be better to track your overall carbs than your sugar.

I have found it easier to be "smart" about my carbs instead of doing no-carbs or low-carb. (Besides I love my carbohydrates.) :) So I get wheat bread, add zucchini ribbons to my spaghetti, and instead of cereal/oatmeal for breakfast everyday I rotate with eggs and wheat toast. I have half of a sandwich at lunch (one piece of bread instead of two) with extra toppings, skip the chips and get fruit, do one serving of carbs at dinner and do two servings of fruit/veggies instead. Then if I have the calories for a treat at the end of the day I will take one. Jello, fudge bar, popcorn, chocolate... Because this is a life change, not a diet. I want to be able to have a piece of cake on my birthday and not have a website make me feel bad about it.
Good for you for standing up for what you want and what is working for you. Keep it up! emoticon

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CRISSA1669 12/11/2012 2:41PM

    yep yep yep....been there done that with some family and friends...very frustrating but honestly, frustrating for who....not us lol....it's only when the complaints start...gotta love the saying " Don't complain about the results you Don't get for the work you Didn't do!" I'm completely over it with certain people in my life...I love them to pieces BUT you are right..same 24 hours in a day...it's all about choices. If things are working for them...go for it...I'm just real quick to respond with a "Ohhh, wow" or "Mmmmm, yeah"...when the moaning and groaning starts...!!! cuz honestly, I don't wanna hear it anymore !! LOL good post, venting is theraputic!! :)

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CHEETARA79 12/11/2012 1:31PM

    It sounds like she's not ready to make a lifestyle change. I think you did a great thing by emailing her an article about something she's having trouble with. She's just not ready to face the truth or she needs baby tiny steps to get to her goal.

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EVER-HOPEFUL 12/11/2012 1:18PM

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