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Day 2 of New Me.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Well, I succeeded in keeping to my calories yesterday. I was emotionally hungry last night at work, I did end up eating a bag of kettle cooked chips (totally worth it), and since my calories had been around 850 or so until then, I could "afford" it. I did the workout yesterday, and I will be doing it today as well.

I planned out a healthy new recipe from Sparkrecipes.com, and did a "makeover." It is creamy italian chicken in the crock pot, with fat free cream cheese, brown rice, veggies... sounded good. It smells even better! I planned out a generous portion, 2/3 c. brown rice and 1/3 of the mixture. Yum!

I feel pretty motivated today. I quit my job (today was my last day), and now I am free to be a home maker for a couple of months until school, and another part-time job. I will use all this free time to keep up with my cooking, cleaning, exercise, and health measures. I hope they will become an ingrained habit by the time work and school get in the way.

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ACYCLINGMIND 1/27/2012 10:35AM

    Wow; being a homemaker for even a few months sounds fantastic. It would be great to have that freedom for a while! Just don't get caught in that laziness trap! Sounds like you're coming along nicely; did you really just start this journey yesterday? Keep it up!

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Well, I have been consistent in exercise for about a week, so that's a small win for me! I am going to set a goal for myself. You are my accountability.

I WILL do the "30 Day Shred" for the next 30 days at least, every day. It is only 20 minutes, and I KNOW I can do it! I did it Tuesday and today. Today will be my official "Day 1."

I WILL keep eating healthy and keep my cocktails down to a minimum to achieve my health goals.

I WILL stay within my calorie range at least 6 out of the 7 days, and I won't go hog wild on the weekends anymore!

I WILL cook healthy new recipes from this website and others; I will branch out and try new things and work on bringing whole foods, whole grains, and health into my family.

Consistency is key for me, and I WILL strive to keep consistent in my efforts, both diet-wise and exercise-wise!

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FITFABJENN 1/26/2012 5:50PM

    I love that you have locked onto some healthy choices you can do consistently, because that really is the key. Good for you!

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

This has never happened to me! I have been eating great! For 3 days and exercising longer, plus super hard the past few days. NOTHING. No results. I am super sore and annoyed and the same weight. WTF?!

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HS1056 1/25/2012 6:58PM

  Give your body time to adjust to the good things you are giving it, i.e. good food and exercise. The scale sometimes takes a bit longer to show results but don't give up! You CAN do it! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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RHILL4455 1/25/2012 2:42PM

    We all hit plateaus from time to time. Don't let this get you down!! Keep pushing forward. Your doing great!!

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When I am Good, I am Very Good...

Monday, January 23, 2012

..and when I am bad, I'm horrid!

I am having a rough day. I exercised, stuck to my diet, and have been using the Wii Fit for about a week now. I also got Jillian Michael's fitness game for the Wii. I have been walking outside, too. I don't see any change, and I actually gained a little weight. I went out to eat twice over the weekend, but no gain from Saturday. I kept almost to my calories for Sunday despite going out, and still managed to gain some more.

I am so discouraged. I feel pretty depressed today. My calves are sore, I have been doing more workouts than usual, eating right about 80% and yet weight loss eludes me!

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WHITNEYLD 1/24/2012 11:35AM

    I only exercised hard yesterday, other than that I walk only.

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MISJOSIE 1/24/2012 10:21AM

    I have the exact same problem when I start to work out--2-3 pounds instantly added on the scale. The fitness forums say that it is your muscles holding onto water as they tear and repair over and over--the more sore your muscles are, the more water you are holding onto because they are healing. I avoid the scale for at least a week, so I don't lose heart.

Good luck to you--you are doing all the right things!

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FITGRL124 1/23/2012 8:24PM

    Have you ever thought that maybe you're over training and your body is reacting negatively? Sometimes we can put too much strain on our bodies and they do not like it.

Best of luck with everything! I hope the scale likes you soon. **the darn scale is stupid**

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

My turkey burger last night was DELICIOUS. I must have more. I am going to the store almost exclusively for ground turkey. Holly, thanks for the tip: I will definitely freeze pre-made patties up instead of chunks of meat, as I normally do.

I am a third of the way through Michaels' book, and I am not overly impressed, but there is some interesting new info in there about what kind of oxidizer you are, depending on what you like to eat and whatnot.

I made it through yesterday. I had a nice sized glass of sweet sparkling wine and a Captain and Diet, but still made it under my calorie limit (narrowly). I am looking forward to making today even healthier, but not having any cocktails. In my defense, I blame my co-workers at the bar! But I did stop myself and not succomb to peer pressure like I normally do. I am easily talked into diet failure. I can talk myself into it in no time!

That's all for now...stay positive! My new motto. :)

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HS1056 1/18/2012 8:39AM

  emoticon Aww, you are so welcome, Whitney! I have a pic in my photos of a turkey burger in flatbread that I made. It looks as good as it tasted! I cut it in half and laid it side by side to fit the width of the bread. Filled it up that way. Be creative with your food and make it pretty when you can. As for that peer pressure, remember that you have the ability to say No. Respect yourself and treat yourself well. Never forget that YOU ARE WORTH IT! I love your new positive outlook! Great blog! emoticon

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