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Day 21/51 - Food and Fitness Blog.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Yesterday would have been a great day, had it not been for my old friend and now, my enemy: wine. I drank about a bottle of the stuff, which I don't usually do (I usually have 1 - 2 glasses a couple times per week). My food calories? Around 900-some. My WINE calories? Over 1,000!

I weighed in at 146 today, which is a pound less than yesterday. I am imagining it is from being dehydrated, but hoping I weigh the same tomorrow after today's hydration.

Today is a new day. I am publicly renouncing alcohol in favor of weigh loss. I am only sabotaging myself by drinking anyway, which is probably what I was doing last night. Every time I lose some weight, I do something that completely derails my progress! I was just getting the eating down. I am glad that I didn't go hog wild and eat a bunch of junk food, though. That's progress, right?

EDIT: I am thinking about only weighing myself once per week. It is too tempting to weigh myself daily, and I think it throws me off kilter when something unexpected happens. I self-sabotage if I am up OR down on the scale. As long as the general trend is downward, I will be happy. *It's not about the number on the scale.* emoticon

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HOPEFULHIPPO 7/12/2012 12:24AM

    ah, I'm sorry you had such a night. I hope it gets better...next time work out your frustrations.

run, box, sweat!!

s"eya" tomorrow

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FITGRL124 7/11/2012 1:16PM

    Progress not perfection!

Did you get my goodie??

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Day 20/51 - Food and Fitness Blog.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Yesterday went really well. I did really well with my eating and water intake. Sodium was at a reasonably low level, which I try to do. I made good choices, and... it payed off. I weighed in this morning at 147 lb. which is 7 lb. down from my starting weight. It's been about 3 weeks, so I guess that 2-point-something pounds lost per week, on average.


ViSalus shake with 1 c frozen strawberries, 1 c fat-free milk, and 2 scoops of ViSalus emoticon


emoticonGarlic potatoes (my husband made these; they were really delectable and not-so-healthy for me, but I splurged because I stayed within my calorie range), 1 serving (! it is a big deal for me to only have 1 serving of potatoes at any given time, the pure carby-ness is too irresistible for me and usually a binge ensues after I start eating them, but not this day!)


1 Kashi TLC Cherry Vanilla baked fruit bar
1 sargento light string cheese stick


5 oz. Omaha Steaks top sirloin steak
1/2 cup cooked broccoli


1 cup milk, 1 cup Special K Protein Plus

Total Calories - 1, 188
Fat - 44 g
Carbohydrates - 126 g
Protein - 83 g

emoticonExercise: None; it was yet another day at work after the notorious 12-hour shift weekend. I did, however, walk 15,900-some steps though! That breaks down to almost 8 miles. I walk a lot at work.

I feel really positive about my weight loss, and for once, I am hopeful that I can actually lose this weight! I haven't had results from any restricting because I wasn't consistent with it. This is the most consistent I have been, particularly this week. I am getting better at not munching randomly on hundreds of calories worth of junk food, watching my portion sizes of non-meat things, making healthier choices. I am finally applying the knowledge I have accumulated over the years! It feels good. I hope you all are having a great week! I am having a wonderful day off today!

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LETSSTARTWITH10 7/11/2012 1:01PM

    Every day I HAVE to have something sweet after dinner. Just like you did with the potatos, I keep it in my calorie range. Its important that we splurge or else we will binge on "forbidden" foods.

I try to keep the term "forbidden" out of my diet dictionary.

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HOPEFULHIPPO 7/10/2012 6:19PM

    sounds like you are getting back to it!!! greeaaat JOB!!

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DAUGHTEROFTWIN 7/10/2012 10:40AM

    Way to go! I think the longer you stay on target, the easier it becomes. By developing new habits and routines, you reprogram your "automatics." Even if you happen to have an off day, it will be easier to get back on track.

I understand exactly what you mean by how difficult it is to only have 1 serving of potatoes. I can usually avoid the sweets without any problem, but potatoes...I have to make sure to use my measuring cups and put leftovers away immediately.

You DO walk a lot at work. Phew!

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FITGRL124 7/10/2012 10:36AM

    WOWSA! You're doing EXCELLENT! I am so completely inspired by you! You are SO going to get into that dress!!! YAY!


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Day 19/51 - Food and Fitness Blog.

Monday, July 09, 2012

I haven't been blogging because I have been working 12 hour shifts back to back, and have been too tired and ran out of time to get on here. I tracked all my food, though, and stayed well within my ranges each day.

I am still holding at 148.5 for the past few days. Not much else to report. I need some sleep... just got home from 13 hour day at work!

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LETSSTARTWITH10 7/10/2012 8:36AM

    Good for you for still tracking!! It can be so tough to input everything when life hands you stress. Keep up the good work and get plenty of rest! emoticon

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ALLIEALLIE2 7/9/2012 5:18PM

    Wishing you very well deserved REST!! emoticon

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HOPEFULHIPPO 7/9/2012 3:02PM


we'll be here when you can...go get some rest.

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FITGRL124 7/9/2012 8:47AM

    Get some great rest!!! You deserve it!

emoticon job on staying on track depsite working long hours.

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SBNORMAL 7/9/2012 5:13AM

  Stay strong!!!

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Day 16/51 - Food and Fitness Blog.

Friday, July 06, 2012

emoticonCalories: 1,263 Carbohydrates: 167 g Fat: 30 g Protein: 68 g emoticon

I weighed in at 148.5 this morning! Walked for 15 minutes, and that was it, yesterday. Not quite a mile. I was really tired from staying up too late. This inspired me:

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STARGAZER420 7/6/2012 8:30AM

    I like this picture too

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Day 15/51 - Food and Fitness Blog.

Thursday, July 05, 2012

I had another good day of food, and even got to drink a small glass of chardonnay! I needed it after the night I had at work.

I am going to try and start doing the 30 Day Shred again, as I used to be able to do Level 1 really well, I can barely get through it now! I am going to try and actually finish it so I can say I did it, and that I actually used the exercise video I purchased.

emoticonCalories: 1,348 Carbohydrates: 165 Fat: 37 Protein: 82 emoticon

Not too shabby! This is going to be a quick one, I am not recounting all the foods I ate because I am simply too tired. I am going to try and work out, but we'll see. Also...


I am down to 149 lb. today! I have finally gotten out of the 150's! YAY! This is also Day 4 of sticking to my plan, so yay, me! emoticon emoticon

Hope everyone had a wonderful Fourth of July! Happy birthday, America!

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FITGRL124 7/5/2012 10:32AM

    YAHOOOOOOOOOO! You will never see 150 again, okay? OKAY!!! :)

If my knee wasn't acting up again, I would start the 30 day shred with you. :( BUT, I'm going to be doing the Jillian Michael's Yoga Meltdown 2x per week so I'll be with you in spirit with Jillian yelling! ;)

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