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Ready to Stay Strong this Weekend?

Saturday, March 03, 2012

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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!

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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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Yesterday's Stats

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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