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Monday, August 20, 2012

I started my first day back at school good. Woke up early to do 10mins of cardio. Got to school on time, enjoyed the morning lessons. Noticed that I had clenched my teeth so much over the night that I caused two ulcers on either side of my mouth and one on the side of my tongue...
Then, my knee decides to have a sharp stabbing pain under my knee cap when I try to walk up or down stairs. By the end of the day it magically disappears, great!

So, we walk the 1-2miles to the rec center to go swim laps for a bit, since school isn't too bad yet. This is nice except I was really stupid and wore my swim/locker room flip flops on the walk and totally destroyed my feet, owie!

We walk back, luckily in a borrowed pair of shoes from my friend, but by then the damage has been done and my feet are just super sore.

We get back home and I don't feel like making food and say how about just going and getting sushi and the super market. Somehow in the 15mins we are walking around the shopping center I lose my car keys!

So we walk the 3 miles in the dark, without sidewalks, up and down hills (live in the mountains) back to my friend's apt. to get the spare keys.

By now, my pain disorder and the long day, are pretty much calling foul. I don't know how sore I'm going to be tomorrow, but I feel pretty crappy right now. My back, hips, knees and tongue (I know weird but ulcers hurt damnit!) are killing me. :(

At least I ended the day with only like 1300 calories (although I had to guess how much my left over thai coconut curry was, but I think I high balled it) and burned a crap load.

Now I just want bed (after getting to complain about my good, but crappy day)

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LABRATIAM 8/23/2012 10:58PM

    emoticon What a day you had!

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I'm so tired today!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

I just can't find any energy! I want to go outside, but I can't get motivated to go do it... I just want to curl up and take a nap, but that will mess up my sleep schedule :( so I'm just sitting here feeling blah.

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CLWALDRO 8/18/2012 7:56PM

    Humidity is kicking my butt today as well. I am trying to stay focused but feel I am slipping a bit today.
I started a sleep study myself last night with my new Fittbit so hopefully I can figure out why I am not sleeping or better yet what my current sleep pattern looks like
Best wishes for you to have more energy tomorrow.

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TXSASSY76 8/18/2012 7:45PM

    I agree... listen to your body... get that nap in! Then do a short workout... you will feel much better!

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PARKERB2 8/18/2012 7:03PM

    Nap, go for a walk and get some fresh air and maybe that will help.

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MSROZZIE 8/18/2012 7:03PM

    Stay focused and listen to your body. Take that nap, then do just 10 minutes of a SparkPeople exercise video with Coach Nicole! emoticon emoticon

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Tame your sweet tooth challenge Week 2!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

So, I reach for "healthy" ice cream and chocolate fiber bars wayyyyy too much. In honor of week two I'm going to try to shift some of those treat reaches for fruit instead of empty calorie sweets.

Today I ate a bunch of bing cherries and I notice that I get tired of them eventually and my sweet tooth is satisfied, however if I'd grabbed a fiber bar or ice cream I'd still be craving more of it after I finished a serving. 200 grams of cherries is just under one fiber bar in calories and much more filling!

I'm never going to quit having sweets altogether (god forbid!), but I would like to not "need" them after every meal or every snack. I don't want to be dependent or addicted and feel deprived when I can't have them... So, we are going to try to slowly get more fruit in there so I'm in control of when I want to have a treat. :)


Tame your sweet tooth challenge day 6-7!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Nothing different to report in terms of my sweet tooth. I eat more healthily when I'm active and around people that are healthy/active, which I have been for the last two days!

Today is actually day 8, but I haven't read the new objectives so it will have to be the beginning of week 2 tomorrow, because I'm going to bed!

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Tame your sweet tooth challenge day 5!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

So today was kind of a waste of time... unproductive, unmotivating, only thing I did was eat within calorie and do 30mins of exercise... woohoo...

I'm whining because I was suppose to do something fun tomorrow, but my friends want to change the plan... which is fine, I was just really looking forward to the original plan. Oh, well.
Besides that I did nothing all day! I wanted to go out and do something, but I couldn't think of anyone or anything special to do.
And so, I just wasted the day trying to think of things I could do instead of just going out and doing something! My best friend is currently on vacation in Spain and I'm just not as comfortable calling other people for impromptu activities.

If you couldn't tell from this post all ready I think my mood is just a little depressed tonight lol

I'm also concerned my calorie tracker is too high... I'm pretty sure I don't burn as many calories as sparkpeople estimates when I enter my fitness minutes, because I started using my heart monitor and it was about 60cals off per 10mins. (Those 10min cardio videos with Coach Nicole always give you 161 cals, I think I'm only burning 100)
But it was dead on for cardio dancing for 20mins!

That just makes me feel like I'm cheating or not working hard enough since it thinks I should be burning 161, but I'm only getting 100 out of the workout. In the long scheme of things does that matter? not really. It is just important that I'm exercising now and I wasn't before... but I don't want to derail myself by over or under eating either! Someday, I hope to not have to think so much about the numbers of exercise and eating, but I know I need to right now, because I have not been doing it right!

so on to the daily task of tracking my sugar monster!

Again he appeared when I woke and I had a WW ice cream bar. It didn't stop the craving though I still wanted another one, but I took my daily vitamin gummies and that nipped the sugar beast in the bud.

Lunch time I had another ice cream bar and a protein bar (I really should buy more food...)

Fiber bar for a snack

WW ice cream sandwich after "dinner" --- so I've decided that these ice cream things are too much of a trigger food for me. I always want another when I have one. Usually I can ignore or distract myself from having another, but there are other sweet foods I can have that don't have this effect so I think I need to move away from these ones.

I "dinner" because as I look at my calorie counter all I had all day was either sugar or mozzarella cheese sticks... talk about unbalanced! I'm such a lazy eater I never feel like making my food, but I'm a poor dental student so I try to not eat out if I don't have to.

I can cook... I like fruits and veggies... I'm just usually too lazy to do it. --- I need to work on this!

I think I might have a sweet potato and some chicken before I go to bed or maybe not since I'm weighing in tomorrow (I know crappy reason to not eat, but it is what it is)

I need to think about how to raise my mood before I go to bed :/ cause right now I'm such a downer!

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MARYHENNIG 8/12/2012 1:12AM

  Peanut butter on toast is filling and an excellent source of protein. So are eggs, which are quick and easy to cook. Canned beans are a great source of fiber and protein. I find they are good chilled as well as heated. There are loads of quick and inexpensive food choices out there.

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