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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

I exercised yesterday, and even though I had two normal sized glasses of wine, which put my at 1610 or so calories, I still feel good. I was hungry when I got up (AT FIVE AM) to register for classes. I even stopped at McDonald's and got a Fruit & Yogurt Parfait. I love those sugary things. It is so rich! I can't believe how creamy low-fat vs nonfat yogurt is. I like my fat free, though! It is less caloric. I am having a friend come over today and she will be my exercise buddy. I think that will really help me out.

Today I planned out my day and my calories are 1390. It is hard for me to stick to my calories when I am tired and awake so early. It gives me more hours in the day to be awake and therefore, around food. Wish me luck!

  
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KAYECAN 2/28/2012 1:19PM

    That is a good idea to have a friend over to exercise with. It will keep any excuses at bay. Good thinking and good way to stay motivated. Baby steps is all it takes!!!
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The Yo-Yo Effect.

Monday, February 27, 2012

I have come to a realization. I look at my "spark streaks," and I think that I over-estimated how often I am compliant with my diet. I think the streak page is more accurate; I am like 40% compliant with my diet and exercise. I gain weight, lose a couple, gain more, and slowly but surely my weight has crept up pound by pound. I am back to 146 or so. I was 136 and trying to diet on here just 8 months ago. I even touched the 120's! Now here I am, 20 pounds heavier than when I started seeing my husband, only a little over a year ago. THAT is a significant weight change. I am horrified.

I am listening to these lectures on www.fatloser.com for free 21 days. The first few stress than I must be 100% compliant with my diet and exercise until I reach my goal weight (or "natural weight"). I can't remain 100% compliant for more than a few days. 4 tops. I always fail. I usually blow my diet out of the water Friday-Sunday. That is a conservative estimate.

What to do?

  
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CITYZOZO 2/29/2012 1:20PM

    as long as you are slowly going down the direction is right.. you can't be perfect, your body won't allow it, life happens

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KAYECAN 2/27/2012 7:26PM

    People can sit here and comment on what they think you should do, but in all honesty, only you can make the commitment to give 100%. It's no different than someone trying to tell another person to quit smoking or quit drinking.....until that person is ready to stop....nobody can make them. Try writing down a list of reasons why you want to be healthier and then reread the list every day. Maybe concentrate on just your nutrition issue for a few weeks and then slowly move into exercise. Baby steps work best. Make yourself accountable to other support persons whether it's family members or co-workers or spark friends. But really.....it will only be a success if you put your heart into it and really really want it. Hope you can find that spark in yourself to make the commitment. You are worth it.

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Worked Out this Morning, Got a Job this Afternoon!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Coincidence? I think not.

I did my '30 Day Shred' video before noon today, which for me is quite a feat. I usually put it off for a while, but I had a job interview at one and wanted to get it done. It seemed difficult, as it should, but slightly easier today. I feel more physically fit, somewhat. I was able to do the push ups and the pain-inducing squat and dumbell raises thing which usually kills me. Normally I have to stop for a few reps, but I pushed myself and when I thought I couldn't do any more, that part of it was over and I'd made it through the whole thing without skimping on any of the exercises!

I went to my interview and was offered the position I was seeking, too! I am not completely saying "I have a job" yet, because I am scared they will change their minds. It's weird, but I am not going to feel secure until I start working!

Anyway, real excited here. Stuck to calorie ranges after a major detour yesterday (think: a whole sleeve of thin mints). I feel like things are falling into place!

EDIT: OK, so that Mexican Chicken Breasts that I made-over (for less sodium and meat) was SO GOOD. Like, devine! I split an 8 oz. breast into two pieces and coated with 2 tsp. taco seasoning. Baked for 25 min. and added 1 cup of salsa on top. Cooked 5 more min, topped with 3 tbsp. light sour cream per breast and my husband and I gobbled it up. On a less positive note, I drank 3 glasses of wine which put me above my total. But it's all good!

Calories eaten: 1726

  
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KTBDAY 2/25/2012 4:02AM

    Awesome work on the Shred - it feels so good when you realise that things that seemed impossible when you first started are manageable now, even if they still leave me a sweaty wreck at the end :)

Good luck with the job too, I really hope it works out for you!

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KAYECAN 2/24/2012 6:42PM

    Hey, I'm real happy for you!!! Congrats on making it through the workout in prime shape and also for landing the job you wanted. Don't ruin the joy by double guessing the job.....they offered it to you because you are the best for the position. Believe that and believe in yourself. You are worth it !!!!
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JENNYBTHIN2104 2/24/2012 5:02PM

    yay! congrats to you! good job!

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ALLIEALLIE2 2/24/2012 4:50PM

    Woo hoo!!! emoticon

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Success Tastes Better than Chocolate.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

This feels so good. Success.

Calories eaten: 1513
Ratios: 26% protein, 49% carbohydrates, and 25% fat

I did my 5k training today, which was 20 minutes of walking 4 minutes and running 1 minute 4 times. It was a lot harder than I though! I ended up doing 1.6 miles. I felt super winded after my second jog, but I pretty much ran 3 out of 4 of my jogs. I did not do my video today. I think it is reasonable to do it 3 times per week, as it is circuit training with a focus on strength exercises, and then alternating that with the 5k training, which I have to do 3 times per week. I felt pretty healthy today. I ate toward the top of my calories, but included 30 grams of fiber. I went over my sodium, but it was all due to one item: Velveeta's "Ultimate" (glue-like) macaroni and cheese. I only ate .5 cup, and I felt super full afterward. I ate half of a bag of broccoli, steamed, with a few sprays of 'I Can't Believe it's Not Butter" spray, and 2 oz. pork chop cooked with olive oil cooking spray. Half of my plate was the vegetables, so I felt pretty good about that.

I love frozen fruit, and we went to the store earlier, and I purchased some no sugar added frozen sliced peaches (my favorite snack!), and also some frozen raspberries. Tomorrow I will try them!

Feeling over-all good today; I actually felt like I looked somewhat good today (until I tried on some pants I haven't worn in a while - muffin top central!). I am working on myself, and that is what's important! DOING something about it, rather than THINKING about doing something, or just giving up and eating everything in sight.

I admit, my ratios of protein, carbs, and fat, weren't perfect. I will do better tomorrow! But where my normal "dieting" foods mostly included carbs, I feel like this time I am putting more of a focus on eating vegetables, not just fruit, and getting fiber from the foods I eat, rather than fortified foods with unnatural fiber. I eat those too, but I am not relying on them to meet my goals. I ate a BUNCH of food today, and my calories were pretty darn low before the velveeta addition. I ate it, it tasted good at first, but I didn't make myself eat my original measured portion (2/3 c). I stopped myself, probably before I'd eaten a whole 1/2 cup, but tracked that amount to be sure I didn't track dishonestly on purpose.

Hope you all have a great night! I can't wait to sleep, rejuvenate, and start it all over again!

  
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BUFFYSMOM2 2/23/2012 10:12PM

    You are doing SUCH a great job and making super choices. Keep up the great work, Whitney! You're doin' it!
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KAYECAN 2/22/2012 10:30PM

    And I bet tomorrow will be another successful day!!! Keep tracking and that will help keep you in line and also show you where you could improve or change or shake things up from time to time. Good luck to you on your journey!!!
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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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