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5 Miles!

Monday, July 21, 2014

First day of the "real" diet, and everything went well!

Ate what I was supposed to eat, and even exercised double the time I had initially planned! I walked for 2 hours, 5 Miles total!

And all this while I felt a bit down today. It takes time to adjust to sudden changes in one's life. But maybe for the first time in my life, instead of feeling depressed and throwing myself to food, I just went out and walked. And once I was done, I thought I could walk some more, so I repeated all the workout session!

I m happy to see for the first time in my life to have dealt with my emotions in a healthy way! emoticon

Now all I have to do is try to repeat this day ( with less walking...) Hopefully all I need now is time for the changes to come!

Very very excited!
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RICKI157 7/23/2014 10:43AM

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FIT_MOMMY_OF2 7/21/2014 8:40PM

    Great job!!!

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CLASSYLADYMAY 7/21/2014 8:34PM

    Good for you !! Not easy to do. We all have problems dealing with emotions for sure. Keep going. !! Your awesome !

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1CRAZYDOG 7/21/2014 5:48PM

    That is AWESOME!!! So proud of you. Today is the beginning of good . .. . no GREAT things for you.

HUGS

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TJMOAG 7/21/2014 4:20PM

    That's awesome that you were able to keep going! A walk is sometimes all we need to reboot ourselves.

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Meal Plan is ready!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

So tomorrow is going to be the first day that I eat on a meal plan! Wish me luck!

I have thought of interchanging things a lot when it comes to breakfast. That way I will not feel like I am on an actual diet. I thing variety is a key when it comes to breakfast. Again thank you for all the lovely ideas emoticon Plus, I tend to have less sugar cravings in the evening if I have had a breakfast that I really enjoyed on that day.

As for lunch, I plan to have plenty of steamed vegetables and every now and then some steamed chicken. I m going to even try broccoli for the first time in my life! Hope that goes well! I ve never liked that tiny "tree formed" green stuff. I ve heard that a lot of lemon on top makes it tasty. We ll see about that!

For a snack, I think that crunchy vegetables like carrots or cucumbers are going to help me feel like I m eating something "solid" while not taking in too many calories. I m going to follow SP's advice and keep them cut in tupperware for me to have something prepared when I feel like having a snack! (which cannot wait).

If I feel that I have the need for something sweet, I m going to have pomegranate juice which has no added sugar. You might tell me that it is not sweet, but to me having something with a strong taste will do the work.

For dinner I will keep it light, with plain greek yogurt or greek yogurt with rice (mixed together!).

Again, wish me luck!

I spent a nice and relaxing weekend with friends, going out and playing games together online.
I feel ready to start my week with the most positive spirit ever!

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RICKI157 7/21/2014 11:14AM

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WRITINGRUNNER 7/20/2014 9:48PM

    You can do this! Have fun! Xx

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KATHARINA01 7/20/2014 4:59PM

    Good luck with your meal plan. It really has helped me to consistently eat healthy. Hopefully it will do the same for you.

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1CRAZYDOG 7/20/2014 4:48PM

    Good planning! Wishing you luck, but you know what . . . . with your plan you don't need luck! Just stick to it!

HUGS

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Boooooored :P

Friday, July 18, 2014

Today I've been bored out of my mind, it has been extremely hard to focus on any task at all, and all day long it felt as if everything went in slow motion. Very weird day emoticon

But what matters is that nothing stopped me from keeping myself active. I walked back home instead of taking the metro and I went for my evening walk as well. emoticon

Today I ve been thinking that I do not want to be a slave of my food. Food should be about nutrition, not a way to deal with emotions.
I hope that by keeping myself as active as possible, like I ve been doing the past few days, I will not be turning to food ( out of boredom or just to swallow my emotions) any time soon.

I want to thank you all again for your advice on breakfast, I noted everything down and tomorrow I m going to have fun putting everything together to create my weekly meal plan! Feeling excited!
I m counting a lot on changing my nutrition.

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FIT_MOMMY_OF2 7/19/2014 11:21PM

    GREAT JOB!

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RICKI157 7/19/2014 10:58AM

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MJRVIC2000 7/18/2014 4:18PM

    Faith makes everything possible; Hope makes everything work; and Love makes everything beautiful. God Bless YOU! Vic.

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1CRAZYDOG 7/18/2014 3:27PM

    That's the ticket. Weekly menu plan, grocery list for the menu (done @ the same time), track . . . BAM. DONE! It does have to become a habit to feel "natural" but it will.

Good luck, good job!

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REGINAROLLINS 7/18/2014 3:15PM

  Planning your weekly meal plan-never thought about that-sounds like something I might want to do(should do)!!!!

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Walking or running and.... breakfast ideas!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Today my evening walk turned out to be a 4 Km walk! I felt like pushing harder today so I chose a different route. When I came back home and checked the activity tracker could not believe that I had just spent almost an hour walking!

The truth is that I walk every day because I don't feel confident enough to start running on a treadmill yet. I m worried that it is going to put too much pressure on my knees. After all, I have never tried running before while weighing 207 pounds emoticon Do you have any experience on this matter?

Also, I wonder what I could have as breakfast that is going to keep me full longer.
I tend to have this fear of feeling hungry. And in my mind having a croissant as breakfast is going to keep me full until lunch time. And it does. But there has to be a healthier alternative.
Any ideas? I would love to hear from you, what do you enjoy having for breakfast?
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RICKI157 7/17/2014 11:44PM

    I can tell you it depends on your height and bone density. You can get shin splints from running even so I would ask your doctor about it before doing it.
Breakfast ideas. I am pretty boring. I have cereal and milk or protein bar and yogurt. Maybe you need to plan a small snack between breakfast and lunch to keep you feeling full. My 2 snacks a day really help me to control my portion sizes much better at meals and I never feel overly hungry.
Find what works best for you!!!!!!
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PENNYSAVER2 7/17/2014 6:10PM

    I enjoy oatmeal, peanut butter, toast, egg whites, cheese, low carb tortillas, bananas, blueberries, Slimfast shakes, Oscar Mayer P3 protein snacks, etc.

These are some of the items I interchange for breakfast.



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1CRAZYDOG 7/17/2014 4:46PM

    Protein will fill you up. Eggs, or some meat protein. I often will do a switch-er-oo and have a supper item for breakfast . . . could be leftovers from the night before even.

Quinoa is a grain that is really protein rich and fill you up.

Those are a few things I do.

The key is making sure you have a good source of fat in order to help carb metabolism and be sure you balance a carb with a protein.

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TJMOAG 7/17/2014 3:43PM

    If you prefer having a croissant, maybe add a lean protein with it that will help keep you full like turkey bacon or sausage if you want a breakfast sandwich. You could always have some greek yogurt on the side to help keep you full too! Good luck trying new things!

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Baby steps!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

I ve been using the spark activity tracker and I find it really motivating! I love how it tracks exercising on its own.

Although I haven' t cooked this past week, I ve tried not to overindulge in fast food and ice cream. Although I think that I ve spent every day of the past week eating a tiny bit more than what I ve been burning, I feel my clothes a little more loose! I haven' t been on a scale yet, but it feels like I am healthier!

Maybe walking every day and pushing myself to walk some more just for the fun of tracking has had results! And since this journey isn't just about a number on the scale, I m happy with my progress so far. Ok, it could have been better, but at least I m keeping myself under control, I haven t turned to emotional eating, and I m trying to be as active as possible!

I ve spent the past few days redecorating my apartment, just small things, trying to give it a fresh look. It has helped me a lot to feel that the past is behind me.

I am very positive about the future! I am giving myself some time to adjust to the recent changes in my life but overall I am feeling ok. Every day I m less and less sad and I m getting more and more used to how things are.

  
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FIT_MOMMY_OF2 7/16/2014 11:08PM

    GREAT! Small changes are the best. That is what I am doing too!

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