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Best Weigh in I've had in a while

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

So today was my sparkpeople Monday Virtual Weigh in. last week after gaining 3 pounds, I was ready to see those go away. Not only did I lose the 3 pounds from last week, I lost another 2 pounds on top of that. 5 pounds WOOHOO!!! I was very excited to see the number.

I'm having a hard time trying to not be bored with foods. Today I made a Broccoli and Cheese Soup on the crock pot but it came out kind of mushy. I think I need to make sure next time to not chop the broccoli so fine. it also wasn't super filling. Maybe next time pair it with a sandwich.

I've started to discover a whole world of great snacks from MorningStar. I bought some garden patties the other day and since then I've also tried their mini veggie corn dogs. Once i go back on days next week, I'll be trying their sausge egg and cheese biscuits.

Other than that, nothing has changed. I'm doing my next 5K in October for Alzheimers. I may even try to raise money or get a team together at work or something. Who knows.

I'm not looking forward to switching to days next week. I am a night owl. emoticon And about the time I start getting used to it, I'll be back on nights again. But that's just how the cookie crumbles. emoticon

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My First 5K

Sunday, June 23, 2013

On Saturday, I completed in my first 5k. I was not doing so good but I made it through! It was such an amazing sense of accomplishment but now, my feet feel like they are going to fall off every time I walk :(
I was pretty bad yesterday because I ended up eating 4 meals because of my schedule with the race. Then in the morning I went and had 2 CANDY BARS. I talked to my husband and asked him to make sure I kind of steer clear of the double candy bars from now on. I just need to really watch what I am doing.

He made a point in that he can't tell me which choices to make and I can't depend on him for someone to blame if I make the wrong choices. But he will support me and love me and is proud of me for all the steps I've taken so far. I've thought a lot this week about the gym and my 12 hour work days. So we've decided on Mondays, Tuesdays when I get off work at 6pm, we're going to take Bailey for a walk for about an hour, then come home and have dinner. On Wednesdays - Saturdays, I have the days off so we will be going to the gym to do strength training and swimming/or other forms of cardio. Sundays are my day off because of both of our schedules those days. So it only really gives me two days of strength training but I also have my resistance band I can take to work on Mondays to add a third day in there.

We bought a lot of groceries and I have meals planned out for the next two weeks. i'm excited for all the changes and I know I'm going to stick to it this time.

Anyway, I've also put in pictures of me and my friend Jenn before and after the Color Me Rad 5k

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CDCSMITH2013 6/25/2013 6:07AM

    Good for you for completing the 5K!

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THE_SHAKESHAFT 6/25/2013 3:49AM

    Awesome, well done!!

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KACEYSW 6/23/2013 10:41PM

    Congratulations on making your first 5K. I will be doing mine on July 13th! I know it will be hard, but I am glad that I am going to try this. Thanks for being a good example.

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A New Day

Monday, June 17, 2013

Man, I've spent the last six weeks talking about how I'm ready to get back on the horse, how things will change for me. And I just haven't done it. I was sick this last week and I ate LIKE A MONSTER. There wasn't a snack food safe from me this week. So when I got on the scale today, I had gained 2.8 pounds. Shocked? No not at all. But it was what I needed to see. I made dinner today before work instead of going to McDonalds or Wendys. I made a cucumber sauce for my pita. My husband is no longer on board, but you know what, if he wants to go to McDonalds all the time. He can use his own money. I am going to watch my calories and count everything that goes back in my mouth. It's time to take control of the reins of MY life again and not let it spiral. 3 pounds gained? So what. I can overcome that obstactle and on to the next.

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KANATAGIRL 6/17/2013 10:49PM

    emoticon Good for you on making healthier choices for yourself. Nobody's going to do it for you except you. That you didn't beat up yourself is also a plus. Good going! emoticon

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Friend or Accomplice

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

This last week I attended a class called Change Anything. During the class, you learn there are six influences that will hinder your ability to make changes in your life. This can also including weight loss. I feel motivated, for the most part, when it comes to weight loss and am very proud of what I have accomplished so far. That being said, I realized today just how much of an Accomplice my mother and my grandmother are. We were at Breakfast (well Dinner for most people not on a night schedule) at Texas Roadhouse today. I ordered Cheese Fries to split between me and my hubby. It's one of the bad things I do every week but I don't think of it as a bad thing either. Wll they ordered a cactus blossom, which is a whopping 1700 calories, and then kept pressuring me to have some of it. Even after I ate my cheese fries and my steak but had to put my salad to go because it was too much food. They kept telling me to take it home and take half of it. Half of a blossom is 1/2 of my meal plan for the entire day.

Then on top of all that, my mom asked me how much weight I had lost, and I said, about 23 pounds since February. My grandmother then said, "that's it?" Like I should have lost more. It was just an overall frustrating day. And they wonder why I don't want to talk to them anymore.

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XSCAPEREALITY82 6/25/2013 5:09AM

    So follow up with my family. I actually had a talk with my family about all the stuff that has been bothering me lately. The negative comments, the un-supportive behavior. and my mom's response? Whatever. And then no further comments or apologies. emoticon

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AIRMANSWIFE21 6/7/2013 6:40PM

    I can understand your pains... My aunt swears up and down that I'm starving to death, and my mom can't help but pick on me as to why I haven't lost any more weight. Families mean well, but sometimes, they can be a pain... just breathe and try to be patient with them. Believe me, I know it's frustrating. Just stick to your guns, girl. You'll get there!

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RUNNING-TURTLE 6/6/2013 8:24AM

    I'm sure they meant well...families can tend to do that. They don't always fully understand. Sorry they don't understand more. 23 pounds since february is awesome, whether family says so or not. That's more than 4 pounds a month if you think about it.

emoticon emoticon Don't let family get you down, when you are on a roll to be a healthier you.

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NONIE_C 6/5/2013 9:34PM

    Family can be the absolute WORST when you need support and motivation. I know. I also know it's easier said than done, but stick to your guns and tell them to stop; tell them you don't want the food, thanks anyway. If it won't start a fight, I'd even say let them know that what they're doing by pressuring you is making you feel uncomfortable and unsupported. You may have to have that conversation every time you go out with them, but I promise, you'll never regret setting boundaries. I wish you the best!!!

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JUNEAU2010 6/5/2013 9:08PM

    Kudos to you for taking care of yourself! It's so easy to give into that pressure, especially when the pressure comes from family.

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Still not back

Monday, June 03, 2013

Well it's been about four days since that class and almost a week since my blog and I still haven't changed a lot of anything. I am being more conscious of the food that I am eating, but I'm still not going to the gym. IT's been a month now of 35.00 gym fees that I'm losing by not going. Hopefully this week, we'll find more time to go to the gym. I did get the lawn mowed yesterday, which was nice and active, but then went to McDonalds and spent all the calories I burned on a crispy chicken sandwich and fries.

I just want to scream sometimes, but instead, I just need to find my focus and determination. I think after the weight in when I wake up tomorrow, I'll find some of that movitation again. I'm expecting that number to go up by a pound or two :(

On a good note, I go in tomorrow for my first of two interviews for the supervisor position. I'm really nervous and really excited.

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GOLFGMA 6/3/2013 8:04AM

    Finding that focus that will make you want this change in your lifestyle will be the key. Once you have the desire strong enough to change it will happen, but, you will be the only one who can get started. There are lots of good articles on motivation here on SP that might help. Wishing you success as you make this important step! emoticon

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RUNNING-TURTLE 6/3/2013 8:04AM

    You will get there, everyone loses some motivation over time. Just keep your eye on the light at the end of the tunnel. In due time you will get there. As for the gym, I don't pay the fees because I know even if I do go it won't be often enough to justify the cost. I'd rather stay at home and pop in one of my favorite dvd's. Good for you for getting out there and mowing. *HUGS* You can do it.

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