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Cheese is my Kryptonite.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Well, I have been MIA for a week. I started working last week, and just completely blew off SP. I tried to track a bit on and off, but failed miserably. I tracked today, and I work my first 3rd shift tonight! 11 pm to 7 am - I am totally going to be all on a weird sleep schedule! I walked 2.1 miles today and attempted to do the "30 Day Shred" a few minutes ago. I did 5 minutes and stopped. I ate something I shouldn't have eaten and I think it threw me off.

I have this addiction to butter-cooked, home made hashbrowns, onions, eggs, and cheese all mixed together. I ate that earlier. I could not resist. I *DID* track it, though. Usually that is the point which I blow off the tracking. I have been better about tracking unplanned foods, compared to my usual long, long fall off the wagon.

I still want to do the food and fitness blog. I think HELLO118 has it right: it is best to track it all in the blog AFTER the day is already over! I never know what unplanned things could happen between 5 pm until bedtime. At least, for me!

If I stick to what I tracked, I will be in my range for calories. High in sodium, but well, tomorrow is another day. Who knew cheese had so much salt in it? emoticon

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

FITGRL124 3/12/2012 9:22PM

    Cheese as a TON of sodium!!! I actually eat "Smart Balance" cheese slices a lot because they only have 180mg of sodium per slice which is better than most cheeses. Yogurt (especially plain greek yogurt) is a great way to get in some dairy and some protein without a ton of sodium. I love plain greek yogurt with 1tsp coconut extract in it. Delicious!!!

Yes - much better to somewhat plan but then post at the end of the day. If your days are anything like mine; you never know what is going to happen.

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KAYECAN 3/12/2012 6:43PM

    I don't know why God made something so good like cheese and then loaded it with all that other stuff. They say a serving is like a pair of dice or something crazy like that...... who only eats one tiny cube of cheese anyway!!!!
I try to plan out my meals in the morning and then track it all down so I can tweak my foods to fit in my nutrient ranges. If I don't, the kitchen becomes free grazing land for me. That is what I like about this site, you can see what works for other people and then try it out and find what works best for you.
Have a great day and fill it with lots of good healthy choices!!! We can do this!!!
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NEEDS_MUST 3/12/2012 6:09PM

    Salt is something I'm having to avoid - at least in the quantities I used to have it in. For years, when I was checking nutritional labels, I only looked at the calories. When I started paying attention to sodium, I was stunned at how much is in restaurant food. Dairy is a big culprit for sodium, but I try to just have milk or yogurt instead of the yummy cheese all the time. Everything in moderation, though!

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Food and Fitness Blog, Day 1

Monday, March 05, 2012

I think HELLO118 has a great idea in having a food and fitness blog daily. I think it will help keep me accountable. So, here we go...


1 cup Kashi GoLean cereal with 3/4 cup fat free milk and 1 small banana (297)

3/4 cup whole wheat Velveeta 2% ultimate macaroni and cheese (230)

1/2 Joseph's Flax, Oat Bran, and Whole Wheat flour pita with 1/2 cup diced celery, 1/8 cup diced onion, and 2.5 oz Starkist Chunk Light tuna in water; 1 cup whole wheat Velveeta 2% ultimate macaroni and cheese (457)

1 1/2 cup sliced no-sugar-added pears (120)

1 serving of Lowfat Cheeseburger Pie (made with ground turkey), 1 12-oz Coors Light beer (437)

Totals: 1542 calories, 194 g carbs, 35 g fat, and 107 g protein, 76 g fiber, and 2839 mg sodium (ouch!)

FITNESS: None. Tomorrow is another day.

Will be watching the sodium for tomorrow.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

KAYECAN 3/9/2012 2:17PM

    Tracking our food is important but putting it out there really makes a person be accountable. It sure is a good learning experience, as you can see with the sodium issue. It sure can add up fast. I know I really have to watch my sodium.
Keep up the good pace and hope you are were able to get the fitness tracked as well.
Have a good weekend and fill it with lots of good healthy choices!!!
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KTBDAY 3/6/2012 7:51AM

    Keep this up, being accountable is so motivating!

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FITGRL124 3/5/2012 8:48PM


Aww - I'm so touched!!! I cannot believe that you mentioned me!!! Thank you; this made my day!

You had a great day! Sure - sodium was high but that's what a food and fitness blog is for!!!!

Did you workout today??

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HOPEFULHIPPO 3/5/2012 4:21PM

    Way to be accountable :o)

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Ready to Stay Strong this Weekend?

Saturday, March 03, 2012

I AM! emoticon

I usually flounder on the weekends, but I went to the grocery store the other day and stocked up on fruits and veggies and healthy chicken breasts. I feel totally ready to take on the weekend! I am going to have some people over for dinner tonight, but I have it all planned out. I am going to make Kraft Garlic & Herb shake n' bake with the cheese topping for them, and mashed potatoes with macaroni salad and broccoli. I, on the other hand, will be able to convincingly eat the same thing with my own portion of chicken (sans cheese) and a baked potato with a dollop of light sour cream on it, and broccoli. I am also going to have a glass of wine (ooh, real excited over here!). Will be guzzling water! emoticon

emoticon I feel so motivated lately. I think it is from the consistent exercise. They say exercise busts depression, and they may be right! Plus, it helps to be feeling good that I have completed a workout. Today I am going to take a long walk, brisk pace. I am not going to do the Shred today; my husband is home, and I know it's weird, but he wants to watch me do the thing and I am all about avoiding that! emoticon

Well, I hope you all have a lovely weekend! Stay strong! It will help keep me on track knowing you are all doing so well! emoticon

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HOPEFULHIPPO 3/3/2012 1:41PM

    awesome possum!!

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KAYECAN 3/3/2012 11:08AM

    I love your enthusiasm for the weekend. I bet you tackle it with flying colors. Good plan for the guests meal as well. You'll be able to eat just fine with portion control. And about the Shred thing.... make your hubby do it with you and then he will see how hard you are working to be healthy. Enjoy your weekend!!!!
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FITGRL124 3/3/2012 10:19AM

    You have a great plan for the weekend!! Great job!! Have a good time with your guests!

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March, a New Beginning!

Thursday, March 01, 2012

I am motivated! I got up at 8, and did my workout video, "30 Day Shred," level one. I did it pretty well. I also completed the same workout yesterday. I am 2 for 2! March is here, and I can't believe it is a new month already!

I am feeling good. I planned out my food for the day, and I can't wait to get more success under my belt!

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FITGRL124 3/3/2012 8:42AM

    Your attitude is infectious!!! I love it!!!

And - I am lovin' the new page layout! It makes me want to eat blueberries! :)

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CATANTIGO 3/2/2012 2:00PM

    You started the month great. Thanks for sharing and inspiring others.

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MRSBALL 3/2/2012 10:32AM

    Hi! Great job! You asked me about 30 day shred. I 100% believe you get out of whatever you put into a program. If you are really pushing yourself and sweating, and you feel sore the next day, you are doing it right! Also, if you are concerned that you aren't losing weight, two things. First, stick with it. Our bodies tend to get confused the first two weeks of a new program, and a little muscle soreness can lead to weird numbers on the scale. Second, abs are made in the kitchen. Make sure you are eating clean, drinking lots of water, and cutting out sugar. These will help tremendously! I liked 30 day shed, but I decided to move on to something a little more intense. I'm doing Insanity now, and absolutely love it.
Let me know if you have any other questions! :)

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JONESINGAL 3/2/2012 8:56AM

    Good for you! I love 30-day shred. I plan on implementing that into my workout routine before my round of weddings in June. I am in two weddings, so I want to be in great shape before then.

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KAYECAN 3/1/2012 1:27PM

    Congrats on getting your workout done. You sound so motivated again today. That's a great way to start a new month. Have a great day and fill it with good healthy choices!!!
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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

I weighed in this morning, and I maintained my 3 lb. lost for another day! I ate a bit over 1600 calories yesterday, but since I got up so early, I know my pattern is to eat more on those early-morning, sleep-deprived days. Today is another story! I am SO motivated! I am on my way down, and I feel like I can really do it! I am eating more veggies, drinking more liquids, and feeling good.

AND... The job I interviewed for called me back! I am going in today to do paperwork and get rolling on working. I feel like I am practically in! YAY!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

KAYECAN 2/29/2012 3:47PM

    Your whole blog is full of good news!!! Good for you. Hey, it's no joke....when we are sleep deprived, our appetites tend to take over. Glad you got a good sleep and got your eating back to where you want it to be. Keep up the great pace. And congrats on the job.
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HOPEFULHIPPO 2/29/2012 11:56AM

    there's a smile!!

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