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Drinking = Diet Disaster

Saturday, September 03, 2011

Well, the holiday weekend has come. My hub got off work early and we had a healthy dinner, and then went out for drinks with his dad- 3 drinks later, we go to the store and buy a bunch more stuff and I drink 1.5 more drinks. Those were cranberry lemonade light mikes hards, but still. Over 2,000 calories due to the drinks plus the food that followed. emoticon

  
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CATANTIGO 9/3/2011 1:04PM

    Yup, those liquid calories really add up fast. And the worst thing is, they make you hungry to eat more food. (especially carbs) I'll be fighting that battle tonight, at a neighborhood party. Hope the rest of your holiday weekend goes better. Keep on Sparkin!!!

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The Dreaded Scale

Friday, September 02, 2011

I awoke with a start this morning, writhing in agony over my angry stomach. It cried, "Why would you stuff me to maximum capacity and then go to sleep?" I was feeling downright sick this morning, probably due to the fact that I ate almost 40 grams of fat and a bit under 700 calories immediately before bed last night! I deprived myself of fat inadvertantly yesterday, which led to me feeling deprived. I describe it as, "I feel like eating!" Not hungry exactly but something is off. After a few hours of discomfort, I am now feeling great!

Why? Well, I just faced the dreaded emoticon The verdict: since my weigh-in yesterday, I am down 1.5 lb.

How can that be?! Well, I have been working out consistently and I know I drank plently of water yesterday, so it isn't likely to be water weight (I hope). I am keeping my fingers crossed that I won't be up 2 lb. tomorrow. I know, I know, water weight and what not. I still like seeing the number go DOWN. emoticon

I am excited to announce my weight today: 130.5 lb. I am down 3.5 lb. after my first week! I hope I can maintain this loss and continue my progress. I really need to cut down on the calories I am munching down at night; I have only stayed in my calorie range 2 of the 7 days. I only went over ridiculous one day (over 3.700- dang Mickey D's) which is completely horrible and I gained 1.5 lb. from, and the rest were not quite as bad (2,223 was the highest, the others range from 16-1900). The highlight is I still lost 3.5 lb. and [I have exercised every day].

Yay, me! I hope everyone's September has started off well! emoticon

  
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HS1056 9/6/2011 11:27AM

  I was also weighing myself several times a week at first and I noticed my weight went up and down by a pound or 2 each time. Then I read here on SP that it's best to weigh just once a week to get a truer reading. I now follow that advice and no longer go nuts or feel bad because of the fluctuating scale. I see a consistent drop (other than a 2 wk plateau) each week now. It's hard to keep away from that scale, I know, cuz we want that instant gratification. That's why the fast food places are so popular. emoticon

But you can focus on your clothes fitting looser and the added energy you have now. Make the choice each day to be consistent. Do your best and you will be successful.
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Recommitted- the Wrap Up

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Day 1 of the September challenge:

morning weight: 132 lb.
cals: 2,223 (oops, I planned on being done after a package of brussel sprouts, but I went to bed and got back up and ate 1.5 servings of leftover Shepard's pie)
water: 8 +
exercise: 20 min/1.4 miles + 30 min/ 1.56 mi = 50 min/ 2.96 mi
motivation: to lose 17 lb. by October 27th
delight: working out 6 days in a row for the first time in...well, practically ever!

[EDIT] Last night, I planned on going to sleep after eating around 1,580 calories or so. I'd went slightly over due to eating a package of brussel sprouts in low-fat butter sauce, but I ate 36 grams of fiber at that point, and very low fat for the day (33 grams). I think that was my downfall. I must need a bit more fat in my diet, because when I consume less than 20-25% of my calories from fat, I feel ravenous! I was going to just add this mini-binge on to today and eat less, but it left me with half a day's calories, and I just don't hate myself that much!

THE FIX: I will be sure to incorporate healthy fats into my diet regularly, instead of trying to limit them (to save calories) and then bingeing on them later.

  


The Wicked Truth

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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