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A case of the Winter Weather Blahs...

Thursday, January 21, 2010

We're under a "Winter Weather Advisory" AGAIN. It's hard to feel motivated with the blanket of fog outside KNOWING that we're going to get walloped with snow again. To add insult to injury, we were supposed to have our kids' birthday celebration on Saturday with our extended family. I'm just bummed because I was really looking forward to having our family around.

As for the positive, it's been a really good week so far on the nutrition front. Every day I've been within my calorie range, plus I've already exceeded my exercise goal for the week. Today was Day 1 of Level 2 of the 30-Day Shred with Jillian Michaels. To say it was challenging is an understatement, but you know what? I got through it! Even a week ago I don't think I would have been able to do that. I'm starting to see some tone in my body, so that keeps pushing me forward. I'm planning on doing the same workout again tomorrow with the hope that each time it will get a little easier. I can tell that my endurance has gotten much better in the 11 days that I've been using this program.

I'm also noticing a change in my energy level. I'm accomplishing more during the day and not feeling so tired! All of these positive changes continue to give me encouragement.

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LOVESLILACS1 1/25/2010 9:25AM

    I hate winter, even if there is no snow! The short days and reduced sunlight get to me every year, and by this point, I'm so ready for spring! When I faithfully exercise, though, I feel better physically and emotionally. So, good for you, doing your workouts! emoticon

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SPARK-KAT 1/23/2010 10:21AM

    did the weather break for you to have the party today?

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    I live in the midwest, so I can totally relate to the winter blues! I find that taking my B Complex supplement helps with both well-being and energy!

WTG with the workout routine. Keep up the excellent work!!

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TLGREIG 1/21/2010 5:20PM

    Glad to read that you are experiencing the positives also! The Winter Blues can be hard to break. I am going away with family this weekend to help with this also! Keep up the good attitude!

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Saturday 1.16.10

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Tomorrow is my one week anniversary on SparkPeople. I am so excited and feel so EMPOWERED! The nutrition tracker has been a valuable tool and is going to be the difference for me this time. I am GOING to lose the weight! I have all the knowledge and tools to do it. It's on ME. This is MY TIME.


Excited to have some friends join SP!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

One of the hardest things about eating healthier and making changes has been my worry that I'd be going it alone. In the last 24 hours my husband AND one of my best friends have decided to take the plunge with me. NOT ONLY will I have the amazing support of the people on SP, but now I'll have people in my life supporting me every step of the way and giving me that kick in the pants when I need it!

Yesterday I did take the day off from exercise. I was just feeling burned out. It was great to climb into some comfy clothes and just relax for a bit. Yesterday was tough on the eating front--I tried something new for lunch and didn't care for it...I never truly felt satisfied and I did have about an hour where I was really tempted to binge and blow the day, but I stayed strong and made some healthier choices. A month ago that wouldn't have been the case. The difference is my "I CAN DO THIS" attitude.

I'm finally realizing that wishing and hoping to be fit aren't going to get me there. The only one that can do this is ME, and I CAN DO THIS!

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JGY128 1/14/2010 5:53PM

    I recently had some friends join SparkPeople as well...it's a lot easier when you have people around you to keep you motivated! Good luck reaching your goals!! :)

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Feeling more at home on SP

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Today I dove a little deeper into Spark People. There are SO MANY wonderful resources here...I could be on the website for HOURS. I've managed to get some cardio in again today which is a plus. I know that I'm in the easy stage though right now--at the beginning of this journey it's easy to stay motivated...I'm most concerned about 3 weeks from now when I have a moment of frustration. My plan is to stay as positive as possible and look to the message boards for encouragement and motivation. I'm LOVING the nutrition tracker. I've been trying for the last 6 months to lose weight and now I'm realizing that even though I was eating HEALTHY, I was really OVER EATING. With the help of this wonderful tool I'm sure I'm going to see success.

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BONITA614 1/12/2010 7:53PM

    Glad you are taking advantage of all the tools. I know what you mean - I've been on the site since the end of October and there is still new things I come across all the time. Keep up the good work. Just make one positive change every day and soon enough it will just be natural :)

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Learning the ropes...

Monday, January 11, 2010

So far so good...today was my first day of trying to keep track of all of the foods I'm eating. My husband and I had "dejunked" the kitchen last week and replaced unhealthy foods with healthy options. I'm finding that logging all of my food on Spark People is keeping me accountable. I thought it would be inconvenient to log in here off and on throughout the day, but it's actually keeping me on track! My husband will be home from work in the next 45 minutes and I have a healthy family-friendly dinner planned. After the food settles for a bit I'll be completing another round of Jillian's 30-day Shred. I'm actually feeling like I CAN DO THIS for the first time since the weight found me! emoticon

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JUSTPRIS702 1/11/2010 5:44PM

    emoticon emoticon Sounds like your doing great and you got a plan keep up the great work and emoticon to sparkpeople :)

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