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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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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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