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Day 2/20 - Food and Fitness Blog.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Yesterday went well. I stayed within my ranges, and I weighed in today at 146 again. emoticon

Calories - 1282
Carbohydrates - 185 g
Fat - 25 g
Protein - 58 g

I drank plenty of emoticon and kept my sodium reasonable. Yay! Strong start to day 3.

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HOPEFULHIPPO 7/23/2012 4:10PM


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FITGRL124 7/23/2012 8:42AM


You inspire me! Now - I need to get on the band wagon too!!!! It's been a struggle as of late but this week I am prepared and ready to take on anything!

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TELFERS01 7/23/2012 7:12AM


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And the Countdown Begins!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Today there are officially twenty days left until my trip. That is just shy of 3 weeks. I can expect to be down to 140ish by then, I hope. I am starting my clock over for these last 20 days. I want to blog every day for the rest of the challenge.

I WILL fit into that dress, and if I don't, I will look great in a different one!

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ALLIEALLIE2 7/23/2012 4:17PM

    emoticon I'm cheering you on girlie!!

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BARCLE 7/23/2012 3:46PM

    Even closer now ... getting excited? emoticon

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BARCLE 7/22/2012 2:40AM

    Love your attitude emoticon

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BALLOUZOO 7/21/2012 11:31PM

Best wishes on your wellness journey!

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FITGRL124 7/21/2012 9:57PM

    emoticon attitude!!

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SUPERKHAN 7/21/2012 6:55PM

Keep blogging and keep us updated on your progress. 3 weeks is plenty of time to reach your goal. Buckle down now and really be on your A game!

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PASKALINI 7/21/2012 3:07PM

    You got this!!!

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Day 29/53 - Food and Fitness Blog.

Friday, July 20, 2012

As some of you know, I have been struggling. To the point I gained 5 lb. BUT! I am down to 146.0 today which is 1 lb. away from my low weight from this challenge. Yesterday went really well.

ViSalus shake with 1 c strawberries
Banana Energy Charge health mix-in
1 cup skim milk

1 oz almonds

Quaker Weight Control oatmeal, banana bread flavor
.75 c fat free cottage cheese

Kashi TLC Cherry Vanilla bar
Fiber 1 50 calorie yogurt

1 slice healthy meatloaf (233 calories).66 c Steamfresh Sweet Corn

Calories - 1,233
Fat - 35 g
Carbohydrates - 150 g
Protein - 90 g

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FITGRL124 7/20/2012 10:01PM

    emoticon job!

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JGKENNY1 7/20/2012 3:45PM

  Good job!

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AJB121299 7/20/2012 3:43PM


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Unfortunate Gain.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Well, I weighed in today at 148.0 lb. I am up 3 lb. from my low weight since starting this challenge, at 145.0.

I read a good book last night that really put things into perspective. I am not going to let this get me down! I fell, but I AM getting back up today. Dusting myself off, and starting over.

I wanted to tell on myself for accountability's sake. So, now you know. This is the last time I will go that far up in the wrong direction! I will be back at 145 in no time.

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BALLOUZOO 7/19/2012 11:30PM

    Let's hope the 3 pounds can just be a natural part of your rhythm and/or some muscle gain?


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BARCLE 7/19/2012 3:33PM

    Sometimes we need little 'setbacks' to help give us a gentle nudge back in the right direction again emoticon emoticon

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HOPEFULHIPPO 7/19/2012 2:09PM

    I know you will....on a positive not, you are still at my GOAL weight :p

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FITGRL124 7/19/2012 11:22AM

    Yes you will! GO YOU! I am so proud of you for not beating yourself up!

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NORCALMOM3 7/19/2012 11:15AM

    Great attitude!

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Day 25-26/51 - Food and Fitness Blog/Revisiting my Goals.

Monday, July 16, 2012

I am not going to get into why this weekend wasn't great, but it had much to do with yesterday and the most-of-a-large-pizza-eating contest that I threw for myself. I never eat this much pizza. I was sick from it. I wanted to throw it up, sick.

In other news, I am now over HALFWAY toward the trip in August. I have a mere 25 days, including today, to fit into the infamous dress. I haven't tried it on since I have lost the 8-9 lb. yet, but I know it doesn't fit. Especially since I am now back up to 137.5 from last night's pizza fiasco.

Saturday we went out to eat and I ordered a salad, thinking I was being good. What came to the table? A monster salad with half a pound of chicken and at least 1 cup of shredded cheese, if not more. I ate half. Used some regular ranch, but not much. The good part? I tracked it all to the best of my ability and was at 1, 445 calories for the day. Not too bad. I was maintaining at 145-ish and now I have blown it.

What does this mean? I am going to revisit my goals to remind me of why I need to rededicate myself toward this challenge. I am halfway done and I am not where I want or need to be.

July Goals for Days 27-51:
- Keep drinking 2 ViSalus shakes per day, and eat one SENSIBLE meal for dinner
- Stick to my calorie ranges rigorously
- Drink plenty of emoticon
- Weigh myself daily to make sure I am staying on track
- Try on the dress again on day 50 and see if I can even wear it
- Exercise daily, even if it's only for 20 minutes, it's better than nothing! emoticon
- Get to my goal weight for the wedding.

So, what is my goal weight now? I know I will be back to 145 from the weekend pizza-binge soon, like, within 3 days at least if not less than that. I didn't really eat 10,000 calories to gain a literal 2.5 lb. So say I am at 145 by day 28, I still have 23 days to stick to my diet rigorously. That's a bit over 3 weeks. At 2-3 lb. per week, I can reach 138 lb.! I am pretty sure I fit into that dress at that weight or a few lb. less than that. I do hope I can squeeze into it!

On that note, I am going to take a nice walk to get some exercise in. Today is a new day! The weekend is over, and it's back to work I go.

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KIM_POSSIBLE77 7/16/2012 3:34PM

    Isn't it crazy once we realize just how much we gain from the junk! I had this same problem over the weekend of my graduation party (and the week that followed because of left overs!) You are determined so just keep at it and it will all fall away again. Don't beat yourself up too badly.

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DAUGHTEROFTWIN 7/16/2012 11:48AM

    Ok, let's shift the focus for a minute. Try looking at the strength training and cardio exercise as a way of reaching a "size" goal, instead of a "weight" goal. Keep drinking your water and make sure you're getting enough calories so you don't cause your metabolism to grind to a halt. (meaning, don't cut calories to compensate and account for your exercise on your fitness goals so your calorie range is accurate).

Exercise and staying in calorie range is going to get you where you wanna be. You might also take measurements now so you can see some non-scale victories. Fitting into that dress is more important than weighing a certain weight.

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FITGRL124 7/16/2012 9:56AM

    You're back on track today and that's what counts!! emoticon

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