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Thursday, September 01, 2011

Oops, I did it again. I have come to the conclusion that Snyder's "Puffin Corn" can not be consumed in moderation- at least, not by me! I was right on track last night; I ate 1/6 of the casserole I made, as planned, and even got to have my planned snack of a sugar-free chocolate pudding cup. But I still felt like eating. I normally eat much more of the aforementioned casserole, and I guess I felt deprived. I went for the puffs- at first, I portioned out the serving per the package, but after I ate that, I went back and got the bag and finished it off. I felt bloated and greasy- the amount of trans fats I consumed is sickening! Alas, there is no more puffin corn to tempt me. I am glad for that- at least it won't be in the cabinets mocking me, with it's orange deliciousness and buttery, melt-in-your-mouth taste. Cruel puffs! How I despise thee.

Today is a new day. I had a good breakfast, consisting of an egg white, 3 slices 97% fat-free canadian bacon, and a slice of whole-wheat, low-fat, low-sugar banana bread (I made this yesterday, adapting my grandmother's recipe. YUM!). The leftover casserole is still calling to me, but not as loudly as it was pre-protein-filled breakfast, Going for a walk at 9 AM, and this will make day 6 of exercising! emoticon

  
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BEFIT014 9/1/2011 1:37PM

    Hey, that Banana Bread sounds YUMMY! I checked out your recipe--I'm definitely going to have to amke that!

At least you got back on track right away. Good for you!

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WHITNEYLD 9/1/2011 9:48AM

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GRENADAGIRL73 9/1/2011 9:26AM

    What happened last night was crappy. Good on you for dusting yourself off and starting over.

I find that when I give in to something (potato chips) and end up in a binge it takes me a few days to get out of the cravings.

Good news, it will pass and you are in a better head space. I am with you on the journey.

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HS1056 9/1/2011 9:06AM

  So so so sorry for the multiple posts!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HS1056 9/1/2011 9:02AM

  Oh, those horrendous salty snacks are my downfall too. I think we need to banish them to the island of sickening snacks, where they can no longer sabotage all our hard work. I know it's hard though but we don't have to fight this monster alone. Your head is in the right place and you have a brand new day ahead to make the healthy choices. I know you can do it! BTW, that banana bread sure sounds delicious. How about sharing the recipe with us?
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HS1056 9/1/2011 9:02AM

  Oh, those horrendous salty snacks are my downfall too. I think we need to banish them to the island of sickening snacks, where they can no longer sabotage all our hard work. I know it's hard though but we don't have to fight this monster alone. Your head is in the right place and you have a brand new day ahead to make the healthy choices. I know you can do it! BTW, that banana bread sure sounds delicious. How about sharing the recipe with us?
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HS1056 9/1/2011 9:01AM

  Oh, those horrendous salty snacks are my downfall too. I think we need to banish them to the island of sickening snacks, where they can no longer sabotage all our hard work. I know it's hard though but we don't have to fight this monster alone. Your head is in the right place and you have a brand new day ahead to make the healthy choices. I know you can do it! BTW, that banana bread sure sounds delicious. How about sharing the recipe with us?
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HS1056 9/1/2011 9:00AM

  Oh, those horrendous salty snacks are my downfall too. I think we need to banish them to the island of sickening snacks, where they can no longer sabotage all our hard work. I know it's hard though but we don't have to fight this monster alone. Your head is in the right place and you have a brand new day ahead to make the healthy choices. I know you can do it! BTW, that banana bread sure sounds delicious. How about sharing the recipe with us?
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HS1056 9/1/2011 9:00AM

  Oh, those horrendous salty snacks are my downfall too. I think we need to banish them to the island of sickening snacks, where they can no longer sabotage all our hard work. I know it's hard though but we don't have to fight this monster alone. Your head is in the right place and you have a brand new day ahead to make the healthy choices. I know you can do it! BTW, that banana bread sure sounds delicious. How about sharing the recipe with us?
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HS1056 9/1/2011 8:59AM

  Oh, those horrendous salty snacks are my downfall too. I think we need to banish them to the island of sickening snacks, where they can no longer sabotage all our hard work. I know it's hard though but we don't have to fight this monster alone. Your head is in the right place and you have a brand new day ahead to make the healthy choices. I know you can do it! BTW, that banana bread sure sounds delicious. How about sharing the recipe with us?
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HS1056 9/1/2011 8:59AM

  Oh, those horrendous salty snacks are my downfall too. I think we need to banish them to the island of sickening snacks, where they can no longer sabotage all our hard work. I know it's hard though but we don't have to fight this monster alone. Your head is in the right place and you have a brand new day ahead to make the healthy choices. I know you can do it! BTW, that banana bread sure sounds delicious. How about sharing the recipe with us?
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My "trouble goal"

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Perusing the pages of "Spark," I realized I have a touble goal, one which I have never been able to conquer, and one which I have never tried to work out. I saw today that I have exercised every day for the last 5 days, even on the days that I went over my calorie goal. Normally, I'd have given up and stopped tracking what I was eating and stop exercising. I am really proud to say that even though I ate over 3,600 calories two days ago, I went back and tracked EVERYTHING I ate that day, embarassing as it was, and I didn't feel overly bad about it.

I am weighing myself daily, and though I gained some of what I'd lost back due to the past two days (I went a bit over yesterday, as well, but not too bad- 1,700 or so), I have still exercised every day since re-starting Spark, and have remained active on here. I have tracked all my foods, and normally I don't. I have been trying to share my feelings about how I am doing and all the encouragement from you, fellow Sparkers, has really helped me muddle through.

My mini-goal for now is to keep exercising every day, at least try and do 20 minutes (a short walk- 1 mile or more) every day. I feel better when I know I am still fighting the good fight! I also hope to keep within my calorie goals. I have been eating less, eating healthier, for longer than I have in so long. I feel like I really can do it! 17 pounds by October 27th might be a lofty goal, but I know that if I keep doing what I have been doing, despite my small setback involving McDonald's and the binge that followed, I will make progress toward this goal. And that is what really matters!

  
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SANDRAALLENFIT 8/31/2011 12:38PM

  As I'm getting older, I'm trying to come to terms with the fact that I will never be the perfect weight that I want to be. And frankly, life is too short to not enjoy yourself. That being said, I think it is much better to focus on being healthy. So you indulged a little- keep going! That's what really matters! And kudos for being honest with yourself. I totally understand feeling embarrassed at eating something and feeling guilty afterwards, but really, that's just going to mess with your stress hormones and will further undo your goals. So stay positive, and keep working towards your exercise goals! Best wishes!

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MICHELLE8Q 8/31/2011 10:50AM

    Good luck. The occasional binge won't hurt too much, but what I try to do is give myself an ultra-small indulgence every day to avoid binging. Yesterday I poured myself a few dark chocolate chips into a small cup and it kept me from having a big snack.

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CHEETARA79 8/31/2011 10:47AM

    You're doing awesome! Tracking my binges helps me process them and not feel as guilty. Keep fighting the good fight!

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Disgusted.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Well, I fasted yesterday for a physical. Afterward, I consumed about 3,200 calories. I did walk 3 miles during my fasting, and I was so ravenous that I ended up getting an Angus Bacon and Cheese burger from McDonald's - 790 calories, added mayonnaise, and didn't eat the bottom bun (like that mattered), a medium smoothie- 260 calories, and then a bunch more when I got home. 2 country-style ribs is over 1,300 calories! I didn't expect that. I only entered the food this morning. I am bummed, I stepped on the scale and gained a pound. It could be water weight, but I ate enough calories to gain a pound of fat- 3,600 approximately.

I am somewhat depressed about it all, but I will exercise today and stick to a healthier diet, that's for sure!

  
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HS1056 8/31/2011 8:53AM

  The great thing about this journey is that we have the ability to make new choices every day. Don't dwell on yesterday but realize that today is all you really have. And you have the choices to make for your health and fitness just for today. Determine that just for today you will give it your very best. Then make the same choice when tomorrow becomes today.

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CATANTIGO 8/30/2011 8:43AM

    Yesterday is done. Forget it. You are on the right path today. Enjoy the journey!

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It's Going to be a Long Day

Monday, August 29, 2011

Just ate a small banana and a half tbsp. of almond butter and drank 8 oz. water. I have to fast until around 4 P.M. today. emoticon

I am excited to learn what my cholesterol is, though!

  
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AZHURE_SUNSOAR 8/29/2011 9:34AM

    that sucks :( but it's only temporary and it'll be good to know...wishing your well :)

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800+ calories for one meal? Wish I'd made it Chipotle!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

I worked so hard today to stay on track. I succeeded- until, that is, I came home from the grocery store around 8 P.M. and whipped up our late dinner. In that one meal, I consumed a bit under 900 calories, 28 grams of fat, and 81 grams of protein! Wow. In my defense, though, I am going to have to fast until 4 P.M. tomorrow due to a physical (for insurance purposes). I guess that is why I went for the gusto. The meal wasn't too bad, really, with whole wheat linguine, 2.5 cups of broccoli, shrimp, and only a tiny cream cheese, milk, and a pat of butter along with many yummy spices. I find measuring dry pasta difficult, so I tend to overestimate to compensate for human error.

What is strange is that I am not beating myself up for it. I ate like a starving person, but I'd had a small portion of cottage cheese right before cooking this meal (since I hadn't eaten for hours) to tame the wild beast. I actually gave my husband about 1/5 of what I had to eat, as I was too full. I feel comfortable now, and completely satisfied! I know I will be O.K. calorically, as I won't be able to eat for the next 18 hours. Geez, that sounds unpleasant. I love to munch constantly.

Calories consumed- 1,900-ish
Fat grams consumed- 70 (!)
Protein consumed- >150 grams

I hope my fat consumption today doesn't increase my cholesterol reading for tomorrow's physical! Anyway, I am glad that I exercised today! My "Spark Streak" for exercising is now 2 days. I plan to make tomorrow day 3!

Goodnight, Sparkers.

  


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