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Tomorrow, here I come!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Despite getting up uber-early, like some sort of preternatural creature (4AM), I did not work out today! *gasp* But it's OK. Tomorrow is a new day. I stayed on track food-wise.

Calories eaten: 1427

I ate early today, so that meant I felt hungry a lot more today. I was tired all day, and now I am tired but can't sleep. Sometimes when I am restricting my food, I seem to get a case of "baby insomnia," where I have a tendency to have trouble falling asleep. Not sure why. In any case, my ratios of macronutrients today were 38% carbs, 36% protein, 26% fat. The goal is 40% carbs, 30% protein and fat. Perhaps the lower fat (oh, and most importantly, only got 20 grams fiber today, as opposed to the 25-35 I normally eat) is why I felt so hungry. I had to eat a few almonds to stop the growling.

I planned out tomorrow's food and my ratios are perfect, by accident. I think it is a sign. Lately I have been doing somewhat good with my eating. I indulged in a normal-sized glass of wine (5 oz), and didn't have the chocolate today. I looked up a bunch of recipes today; I am so excited to try a few new things!

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KTBDAY 2/22/2012 4:43AM

    It sounds like you are really on track. Well done for taking it one day at a time; you're clearly building up some good habits :)

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Goal Setting!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Today I woke up super early. I was restless. I think it was my psyche's way of telling me to spend some time on here today. I randomly read a blog on here that mentioned this website. It is fatloser.com. On that website, it has this free motivational and neat mental fortitude thing. I am totally into it, and will go on there every day for the next 30 days. I also went to the 5k section and signed up to do the 8 weeks to a 5k training! I am really excited. It seems very manageable. I can do 4 minutes of walking and 1 min jogging somewhat now, I think, and things get easier the more you do them! It seems gradual and something that I could really do successfully.

So, my goals are...

- Stick to my dieting plan.
- Exercise daily. "30 Day Shred" combined with walking.
- The 5k "training" 3 times per week.

Feeling great! emoticon

I know the emoticon will start moving in the right direction if I continue to make these positive changes.

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WILDEMOON 2/21/2012 2:01PM

    Definitely! You're absolutely doing the right thing to see the numbers start slip-slidin' on down!

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TIEGAN108 2/21/2012 10:07AM

    Congrats on setting goals!! They are such an important first step to getting where you want to be!! emoticon

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    Cool. It's always a fine balance. The easier it gets, the more you need to step up intensity to get the same effects, but too much and you either risk injury or hating the activity. One of my favorite lines in P90X is "I know it hurts, it's supposed to!". hehe.

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First day of my New Attitude!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Walked 1.5-odd miles in 30 minutes. Did my "30 Day Shred" workout, level 1, for 20 minutes.

Ate in the upper calorie range and overdid it on the carbs (coming in at 199 carbs-wow). But my husband brought home 7 boxes of girl scout cookies. Thin mints are my weakness. I ate 7, which was 280 calories and tons of carbs and sugar. I also ate an additional piece of chocolate before the cookies, so I did over do it on sweets, but I still stayed in my calories. I went over my saturated fat goals, but that's it. I still feel pretty good about it.

Tried a new recipe tonight from SparkRecipes. Hope it is good, it's baking now!

Calories eaten: 1525
Calories burned: 275 (30 min. walking and 20 min circuit training)

Not too shabby, I guess! Considering I ate an extra 350 calories in junk food.

EDIT: Ugh! My recipe was not that yummy at all! I only ended up eating half of what I'd originally tracked, plus a string cheese, so my new totals of calories eaten: 1373! Despite the fact that I indulged too much, that seems pretty darn good! I feel like I ate a lot today, but not too much. I couldn't really eat much of what I made, so I ate some other stuff, which ended up raising my calories to: 1663. I'm OK with it.

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KARASTK 2/21/2012 3:45PM

    Those darn Girl Scouts! ;) That's what got me this weekend, I love the Samoas, I'm so glad my hubby finished them off last night! Sounds like you did good.

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FITFABJENN 2/20/2012 6:06PM

    Ooh, Thin Mints are my weakness, too! My hubby brought home two boxes the other day and I have managed to stay out of them so far.

Enjoy that Spark recipe!

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WILDEMOON 2/20/2012 5:26PM

    Not too bad, especially with 7 boxes of cookies in the house. lol I hope the recipe is a success!

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Excuses are a Failure's Best Friend.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

I had an epiphany. I am so over myself!


Tomorrow is a new day, people!

I am over my self-doubt, self-loathing, and self-pity. It is high time I buckle down and actually STICK WITH IT!

I WILL get up early tomorrow and do my Jillian Michael's "30 Day Shred" workout, AND walk my 1.4 mile walk outside.

I WILL track my food daily AND stay within my calorie limits daily.

I WILL stop drinking so much, because I know that it lowers my inhibitions and leads to most of my dieting failures.

I WILL stop hating myself, and believe that I CAN do this!

I WILL DO THIS and much more, and I WILL be accountable for my actions and my decisions regarding my health, starting NOW!

New goals:
- Exercise daily, no matter what! Everyone can fit 20 minutes a day in to their schedule, and I have NO kids, NO job, and therefore, NO EXCUSES!
- Eat right. More veggies, less processed foods, and more healthy choices.

I am now following the "EAT LESS, EXERCISE MORE" diet plan!

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WILDEMOON 2/20/2012 11:07AM

    Sounds like a definite plan! You can do it!

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EDDYMEESE 2/19/2012 11:48PM

    Good job! I'm with ya! I have a hard time and I'm constantly finding an excuse to NOT be good.

We can do this...one day and one good habit at a time!

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REIDTAMECA 2/19/2012 7:25PM

    Way to go...I'm cheering you on

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FITGRL124 2/19/2012 7:18PM

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IRISH_EYES_66 2/19/2012 7:15PM

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Your blog is inspiring!!!!

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Ice Cream for Breakfast.

Friday, February 17, 2012

I hit my highest weight yesterday. I am almost up to 150, which is ridiculous for someone as short as me. I feel terrible. I am renewing my committment, yet again, but this time things are getting serious. I ate almost half of a large pizza (a 16 inch!) with extra cheese and pepperoni with some veggies, plus ice cream and chocolate. A binge, really. I am totoally disgusted.

Today I ate some ice cream for breakfast. But hey, at least it was no sugar added, and had some fiber! It makes is easy not to over eat too much, also, because you will be majorly ill if you do so!

I am allowing myself a normal sized serving of this ice cream often, most days, and eating some chocolate (Ghiradelli dark & raspberry! Yum!). It isn't good for me, but if it helps me from not going nuts and eating a pound of cheese and butter, I would say it's a one step back, two forward kind of thing.

Haven't exercised in a week. Yeah, I know. School is coming up and I am almost at 150 lb. I have not weighed more than 135 for a long time, until the past 6 months. I feel like this weight is stuck on me. My metabolism is already failing me and I am not quite 25 yet! Horrid.

I will try the 120 oz. water suggestion, and maybe I will eat less. I have been craving white potatoes and butter and sour cream, carbs, carbs, and more carbs! I will aim for a ratio of 40-45% carbs daily, 30% protein, and 25-30% fat as my goal for where my calories come from. I was eating the bare minimum last week and not losing weight. Maybe I should aim for 1300-1400 calories instead of 1100-1250.

EDIT: To clarify, I ate off my plan yesterday for dinner. As for the past week, I usually stay within my calorie ranges 70% of the time. I still don't lose weight. I ate pizza yesterday, but I still didn't eat over 2,000 calories. I do not want to plan to eat unhealthy foods regularly, I just bought some ice cream last night so I can include some unhealthy indulgences and increase my calories a bit so I can stick to my ranges 100% of the time. My spontaneous eating of unplanned food is why I am having a weight problem. I never claimed to have eaten 1100-1200 calories yesterday when this pizza issue occured. Thanks!

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    How come none of these items are in your tracker? How can you say you eat 1100-1200 calories with pizza, chocolate and ice cream. Something doesn't sound right.

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WILDEMOON 2/17/2012 1:23PM

    I also highly recommend a daily vitamin. I don't know why, but it seems to help cut down on my cravings most days.

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