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One day of success, if I can just avoid the bacon...

Sunday, August 28, 2011

I hope today goes as well as yesterday. I am going to try planning my meals for the day out in advance, like I did yesterday. Stick with what works, right? My question is- I am assuming my 3.5 lb. weight loss is due to water loss from all the exercise, but I drank more water than I normally do. Could some of it result from finally having 1 day of reprieve from stuffing my face with bacon, perogies (I'm talking at least 8 at a time- complete with butter and salt), cheese, and potato chips? That has literally been my diet for the practically the last 2 weeks up until yesterday!

Pounds of bacon consumed- 3.5 (This is NO JOKE!)
Perogies eaten- 70 (at least, this is a conservative estimate)

I am disgusted to admit to this, but I am hoping I can move on. I mean, who really eats 3.5 lb. of bacon in two weeks? But oh, do I love bacon.

So, down 3.5 lb. from yeserday, and I am suspicious; however, I met all of my goals for nutrients as well as calories, and usurped my goals for exercise yesterday. My husband and I went to the State Park and took a trail that was 2.3 miles and full of horrible hills of death, the memory of which I have already started to repress!

Calories consumed- 1,385 [35 grams of fat, 93 grams of protein] yesterday
Miles Walked- 4.9 Minutes Spend Exercising- 120

I am pretty impressed with myself. The only thing that happened that I did not plan is that after we did our walk, I came back home and had a string cheese and fat-free yogurt, and we left again until after 7 P.M. I was so hungry when I got back home at that point. I made and consumed my planned dinner, consisting of a pork chop, around 1-1.5 cups of steamed broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots, and a small baked potato with spray butter. It was so good! I ate it so fast that I felt like a vaccume afterward and felt compelled to consume MORE. More, more, more. My usual M.O. is to scarf down all the carbs in sight (especially starchy ones). Instead, I ate the lions share of a can of no-sugar-added pears. An extra 120 calories I had not intended on, but at least I got 3 grams of fiber and a fix for my starch-tooth (sweet tasting things are a quick remedy and are often scarfed on the way to the starchy carbs).

Good luck today, Sparkers!

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MYBULLDOGS 8/28/2011 8:30AM


find foods that work with your chemistry. i created this meal on my own. i can't seem to loose weight if i eat any grain products. so one day i experimented.

i make this mixture for breakfast , lunch and dinner. i have lost 28 pounds in 14 weeks. i cook

4 large portabella mushrooms sliced, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, 4 large onions sliced, 2 large green peppers, 3 cans green beans, 1 can rutabaga and 5 sliced chicken sausages.

it makes enough for at least 4 days, three meals a day. total cost is 12 dollars. i buy the mushrooms and chicken at sams club. sounds crazy but it taste good and most importantly it's working. i'm not hungry . if i feel the urge to cheat i go get a fork full of my mixture. i chew very slowly as to enjoy my meal.

i have added a small banana and grapes for my snacks and to be a fix for my sweet tooth.

you can add other foods into your menu. just know what works with your body chemistry.

I have gone from 198 to 170 pounds. i can now fit into a size 14 comfortably. i feel so much better. think of carrying a 2 year old around your waist every minute of every day. no i am not done. on the obese chart i have gone from being obese to just plain fat. my goal is to drop another 22 pounds. then i will be happy, healthy and never allow myself to get in this condition again.

one might say eating the same food every day would get boring. not true. when you look in the mirror and can see the difference it's totally worth it. once i reach my goal i will change my menu. not until then.

portion sizes are critical to your success. exercise has to become a way of life. good luck


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ANDYSGIRL73 8/28/2011 7:42AM

    Great job! emoticon

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Good morning, Sparkers!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

I was reading over the entries in my blog from the last time I attempted to diet and whatnot using the Spark! community, and to my surprise, they were all so negative! I can't believe any of you actually read them. It was so nice to see how supportive you all were during that time, though. Today I feel like I really can do it! I am in a wonderful mood today! I started my day with a breakfast consisting of a slice of whole-wheat toast with 1/2 tbsp. almond butter, 3 slices of 97% fat-free canadian bacon, and 2 egg whites. I enjoyed a cup of "Caramel Truffle" coffee with 1 tsp. powdered creamer and some sweet and low.

Since my last post, I have married the man I referred to in my "info" section, and I can't be happier with him! We got married August 15th.

Yesterday, I made a plan-of-action to conquer the 17 lb. I have put on since high school. It is a lofty goal- 17 pounds in 2 months. I am so inspired by my fellow Sparkers that I really feel like I can do it! Having a concrete goal in mind makes me much more likely to follow through with things. I officially started my new, goal-oriented plan today.

No more Mrs. Negativity! I am embracing change, and taking advantage of the time I have right now to work toward my goal. I hope you will all come on my journey with me. My new attitude: emoticon

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DANCINCAJUN1 8/27/2011 6:07PM

    How sweet and wonderful .... many many happy years to each of you together ... and HOORAY for that positive attitude !! you CAN do it !! Roc

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HS1056 8/27/2011 10:16AM

  I love your new attitude! emoticon emoticon

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New leaf.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Well, I've gained about 5 pounds in six days. Yes, people, it's possible! It's okay though. I've realized that I can't keep making these fatty meals for my skinny boyfriend, who now actually weighs the exact same as me. 134 or so at 6'2. A lot of my insecurities comes from this fact, as I can't find myself attractive since we weigh the same; he's a FOOT taller than I am, and how can I not crush him? Why would he find me attractive?

I've come to the conclusion that he must not expect anyone to be as thin as he is, really, since if I was as thin as he was to scale, I'd be underweight and look like "Skeletor." He never has made me feel like I'm large; in fact, he tells me I'm perfect and don't need to lose weight. However, this is slightly counter-productive, as he makes it hard to diet. He is at work for most of the day, and I need to control myself while he is gone and if I can stick to making healthier recipes, like those from Spark, I can stay on track and he'll never know the difference. :)

I'm going to the grocery store today. Also, update: I DID the bookshelf!

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    I completely understand the whole weighing as much as your boyfriend thing. My BF has been a steady 135 lbs for as long as I've known him (at 5'11) - so I've had points where I've weighed more than him which is a really crappy feeling.

AND he tells me I don't need to lose weight either - yes, a nice thing to say but not really what you want to hear when you're looking for motivation to stay on track. (although him telling you that you needed to lose weight isn't really what you want to hear either!)

My strategy to making and eating meals with him is to find healthy things that he'll enjoy too. (He actually likes eating healthy when it tastes good!) We work different schedules, so he's not usually home for dinner. I'll try out single serving recipes when I'm by myself, and if I think it's something he'll like, I'll make double the next time so he can eat when he gets home.
Or making things that can be easily modified to a healthier version for myself (I can make burgers - hold the cheese on mine, load up with veggies and eat either on whole grain bread or a bed of lettuce, and he can have a normal cheeseburger)
It might take a little bit of experimenting to find things that will satisfy you both, but I think it's better than the alternative of giving in and going with the easier fattier meal.

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SOXFAN76 6/29/2011 9:50AM

  Stay positive and overcome this setback.

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WILDEMOON 6/29/2011 9:41AM

    I'll also add that no matter how skinny he is, eating healthy is still important. It's good for HIM to eat the same stuff you're eating :)

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Monday, June 27, 2011

Well, I've had four days of munching away. Perogies eaten: 48. Yeah.

Today I'm drinking wheatgrass and trying to motivate myself to clean the house and organize my bookshelf. I have all this time in between quitting my last job and starting my new job July 6th, I don't know why I can't seem to motivate myself to exercise and eat healthy and DO stuff I didn't have time to do when I was working.

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AZHURE_SUNSOAR 6/27/2011 10:12AM

    just follow this simple rule for a little more happiness
'a clean house is a sign of a wasted life' emoticon

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JSPIN74 6/27/2011 9:50AM

    emoticon sorry you're feeling stuck & in a rut-ish...

babystep it a bit...don't beat yourself up for the bad eating...just do what you can...drink your water ...go for a wlak around the block...

once you clear your head a bit I bet you'll feel more in control emoticon

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

I got up way too early this morning, or something, because I'd already eaten almost 1,900 calories and that was before noon. I don't know whether it's because I'm a chronic self-sabatour or what, but I lost a pound and by the end of the day, I'll have gained 2!

I'm lonely today. Maybe that's it.

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DANCINCAJUN1 6/23/2011 2:44PM

    Maybe you just haven't gotten quite yet what I call "the zone" where I am concerned about making sure the meals for the next day will be agreeable with my nutrition tracker ... I do so want to lose this weight and that is how I prepare for the next day. I want to stay within my 1200 to 1500 calories.

Weighing all day is not good either -- even though I do it --- you will inevitably weigh more ...



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