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Stuck Stuck Stuck - but good day!

Friday, May 25, 2012

I was home even more than usual yesterday, and I didn't overeat! WOOHOO! :)

But the scale is just sticking... I know, the day before yesterday I went nutso on the sweets, but still... oh yeah. Next week is TOM, too. I usually get stuck/higher on the week before TOM I noticed in the past... ok so I stick to my guns through TOM and if I don't come out the other side with at least a little shift, I will be frustrated, but until then, I'm NOT ALLOWED TO GET FRUSTRATED!!!! :)


NUTRITION:
Tcal - 1589
Carbs 223, Protein 94, Fat 46 (more protein, less fat and carbs than other days!)
Sugar - 2 ice pops (17 cal each, but pure refined sutgar)
Water - I didn't ever figure it out specifically, but I know I got at least 64oz.

FITNESS:
Short run w/ Roscoe, and I did my ST!

HOW I FELT:
Other than a little stir crazy at times, good!

WEIGHT:
191.5 (today back to 192)

CHANGES FOR TODAY:
Great day yesterday. Track water finally!

  
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NATURALLYME126 5/25/2012 4:56PM

    uh oh, its time for the 2 Dana's to start communicating more often. I am at 197lbs now. It's hard to believe that I managed to gain 30+ pounds in a year time!! I was down to 152 just 2 summers ago!!! Girllllllll...... But anyway, I am determined to NOT see 200lbs EVER again!! I am getting dangerously close too!! No worries though, I have plan of attack. :0)

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SEEHOLZ 5/25/2012 1:02PM

    I'm in the same boat- actually my weight went up a bit, but I am not giving up- not allowed to be frustrated- yet.

Hang in there! We can do this!!!

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FLUTTER-BY)L( 5/25/2012 1:02PM

    Just move forward. Don't beat yourself up over TOM you cannot help that.

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SWEATONCEADAY 5/25/2012 12:55PM

    go dana go!

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MBSHAZZER 5/25/2012 11:19AM

    Hang in there, Dana!

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LISEIGHT 5/25/2012 8:58AM

    Good tht you ar eback on track after a few days of going a little over, but still within your staying range! I know what you mean about TOM ( I had to think hard about that one as I didn't know the acronym!!!), I always tend to swell with water, and feel like eating! the last one was at my peak of losing again, so it actually went really well, we shall see what happens next month when the novelty has worn off and I battle once again with maintaining and not losing more (struggling with that one right now)
Have a good one!

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Wednesday Food Madness

Thursday, May 24, 2012

So.... here's the deal. My DH had a really bad day at work. He stopped on the way home at a local deli and brought home sweet goodies for both of us. I ate them.

I did also have a little conversation with him later that it would help me a lot if he didn't do that in the future, that I thought it was reallyreally sweet and they were super delicious, but that I'm trying to get my diet back to the way it was before. He asked if it would have hurt my feelings had he got some for himself and not for me.

I said, "No" and I really meant it!!!! I would have been fine if he had just got the goodies for himself. Maybe I would have asked for a bite... that would have been more manageable calorically speaking as well... but in any case. My mind frame is really changing that now I only want the goodies when it's a splurge and/or I can fit them in my calories.

I'm still newly on this wagon train, and because I tracked everything, I am not going to beat myself up about it. I consciously made the decision to go ahead and eat and enjoy the goodies, KNOWING full well it would bring me over. Now my challenge is to try to keep in check this weekend with the marathon going on and going out to eat with my friend who is coming into town to run it. I know I can do it!!! If I don't stay within range, I KNOW I can not go "HOG WILD" - I'm feeling better eating reasonably and more healthy and I'm getting that good feeling back of being on track and I am not ready to let it go.

NUTRITION:
Tcal - 2720
Carbs 350 (WOAH), Protein 97, Fat 109 (woah!) (ew)
Sugar - marathon minis, chocolate cake w/ PB frosting, whoopie pie (woah)
Water - I didn't ever figure it out specifically, but I know I got at least 64oz.

FITNESS:
7 miles in the AM!!! :) I got in my run, all at once, early in the morning! It felt GREAT!

HOW I FELT:
Except for the blowup at night, I felt really great yesterday.

WEIGHT:
190 - maybe low fluctuation

CHANGES FOR TODAY:
NO CRAZY GOODIE SPLURGES!!! Today is a shorter run and ST day.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

HALFWEIGHT 5/25/2012 2:52AM

    So glad you are able to approach this with the right attitude: don't let the bumps in the track derail the train! I need to learn this lesson from you, and apply it to my own life.

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FITGIRL15 5/24/2012 1:17PM

    I would have told my hubby this,
"No, I don't want the sweets... but I do LOVE flowers!"
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Plant the seed... a girl can dream! LOL

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MBSHAZZER 5/24/2012 1:13PM

    OK, I wrote this whole long response this AM and then the bus hit a pothole and it got deleted!!

Anyway, great communication between you and your husband! I love it! I also like that you are not dwelling on yesterday. It's fine - we all have "those" days - just pick up, learn from it and move on. No sense beating yourself up.

I am kind of going through something similar... I have been getting home LATE from work and Larry has been kind enough to cook, so I eat even though I'd rather just go straight to bed, or have cereal for dinner. But, I do appreciate his kitchen efforts!



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LEIAMLOW 5/24/2012 10:28AM

    You're still keeping the big picture in check, so that is definitely major progress!
Good job on having the conversation with your hubby, that can be a tough one. It sounds like he is very understanding though which is great!
Have a great rest of your day!

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KENSINGTONC 5/24/2012 10:26AM

    I agree with everyone else - one day "off track" isn't going to ruin anything. I've actually found that having one high calorie day in the midst of a week or two of cleaner eating seems to "jump start" my metabolism...?

BTW I was just looking at your main page, at your before & after photos and I am still so inspired by you. What a huge life change you have made...

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CECE0330 5/24/2012 9:49AM

    It's tough to get back into the swing of cleaner eating and tracking! I think it's good that you tracked the "bad" stuff, I have a tendency to simply stop tracking altogether and only get back to it when I'm eating how I feel I should. It's felt weird to be tracking again, and i've only been doing it sporadically. Thing is, I feel SO much better when I eat good, I wonder why I ever veer off track in the first place.



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RUN_BAKE_BLOG 5/24/2012 9:03AM

    Luckily, the caloric intake matters on a weekly basis and not daily.
A day of Whoopie Pie sabotage will not do any permanent damage!
You are making great choices and have your head in the right direction.
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4A-HEALTHY-BMI 5/24/2012 8:54AM

    Hang in there. I derailed MYSELF to the tune of 4153 calories yesterday...
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FARRAH511 5/24/2012 8:49AM

    It is ok to splurge (just not often), you body may react good to a splurge after you have been dieting...

Have a wonderful day, and by the way emoticon with the 7 miles, you're mi hero...

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LISEIGHT 5/24/2012 8:49AM

    Well done, you are right, it is a big learnign curve to control eating over the limit, without throwing the towel and make it a daily habit: it might be tough today as your blood sugar might make you want to keep eating sugar! drink drink drink instead!

have a good day goodie splurge free!

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Tuesday Summary!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

NUTRITION:
Tcal - 1803
Carbs 260, Protein 81, Fat 56 (less fat/more carbs than day before)
Sugar - marshmallow fluff, soda flavor ice pop, marathon bars? (I guess I need to count those, too)
Water - No clue... I did drink water! But I didn't track.

FITNESS:
1.7 miles w/ Roscoe, running, STRENGTH TRAINING! Did it!

HOW I FELT:
Pretty good - I got really hungry around 5:30 and ate a full size protein marathon bar and some minis - that was my dinner. Then after my meetings I got hungry and resisted for a long time, but decided ok I'll have some popcorn. So I went "over" but still below my sedentary RMR rate estimate of at least 1900, so I figure that is ok. I'm still going to track everyday and try to come closer to 1580 which is the max of my SparkPeople Range, but if I go over I'm trying to stay less than 1900. That way I can be a little more flexible.

WEIGHT:
192

CHANGES FOR TODAY:
Got up and did my 7 miler first thing in the morning, doing laundry today, chilling out. :) I had a great day yesterday so no real memos for today other than trying to remember/track how much water I drink... I've had one full green bottle and one full handheld amphipod so far... I need to figure out what my amphipod holds...

  
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SEEHOLZ 5/23/2012 5:22PM

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MBSHAZZER 5/23/2012 1:55PM

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COOP9002 5/23/2012 12:38PM

    Looks like you're doing great.

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LEIAMLOW 5/23/2012 12:37PM

    I like how you give yourself a little wiggle room on your calories. It makes it easier and less disheartening when you go over your SP range. I just searched for that RMR calculator and did my calculations. I think I will take your advice and use that as a backup plan!
You are doing a great job of staying positive and motivated. Its very inspiring. I hope you have a great day! emoticon

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Monday Wrap Up!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Also I wanted to add that I didn't really talk about my hooping last weekend - I hooped for almost 2 hours at that hoop-a-thon! I worked up a sweat and it was fantastic! :) So I did get a solid cardio session in, just no running. And the instrument playing, etc.

Yesterday:

NUTRITION:
Tcal - 1853
Carbs 248, Protein 81, Fat 57 (Mostly added protein?)
Sugar - Hot Chocolate mix, ice cream, instant oatmeal
Water - No clue... I did drink water! But I didn't track.

FITNESS:
3 miles on my own, 1.34 with Roscoe - yay running!

HOW I FELT:
Well - I didn't eat before running, and by the time I was ready to eat after my run it was lunchtime. I decided I could afford to eat an ice cream cone and finish off the ice cream in the freezer. I also used all the kielbasa instead of measuring it when making dinner, so although I pre-tracked dinner, I knew there was more in there than I pre-tracked, so I did go back and adjust my totals. I felt really hungry a lot yesterday, I think it was skipping breakfast. :P

WEIGHT:
192

CHANGES FOR TODAY:
Don't skip breakfast! Going on a longer run today (7 miles) so I know I have to eat before that. Also today is an ST day.

Also yesterday I did some housework, vacuuming and cleaning the tub/shower, so I got some other things accomplished other than my nutrition/fitness goals. Today's non workout goal is to go grocery shopping!!! Needed!!!

  
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MARLIE13 5/22/2012 11:50PM

    Catching up on my blog reading. I got unsubbed again. Shocking. emoticon

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MBSHAZZER 5/22/2012 6:19PM

    2 hours of hooping! Your core must be amazing!!

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BRE7482 5/22/2012 2:55PM

    2 hrs...Whoa! Way to go! I need to work on not skipping breakfast myself

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WAVEDANCER7 5/22/2012 11:49AM

    Sounds like a great start to the week. Sometimes I feel like grocery shopping counts as important as a workout. So necessary to give yourself the right tools for success! Great job!

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FARRAH511 5/22/2012 9:30AM

    emoticon girl!!

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DIBANANA 5/22/2012 8:00AM

  Wow am I impressed. I just got my hoop and can't keep it up. I only last five minutes so far!


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Another quick one!

Monday, May 21, 2012

So...

Weekend sumup-

Didn't track everything, but didn't splurge as much as before. I did well yesterday only splurging at dinner (It might not've been that bad but I cooked something kinda freestyle and it had bacon and cheese in it -mac&cheese - and I didn't track it). I even gave away a cookie to my husband! WOW.

I also didn't run at all. :P My weekend was just SO PACKED. I should've realized it ahead of time so as to plan my LR better but... it just didn't happen. So now I had a wimpy week last week (only 16 miles instead of the closer to 30 I was looking for). But I decided instead of cramming in a LR today, I should just try to move ahead with this week's schedule and make it on point. I'm gonna be trying to run 7 tomorrow anyway, which is like a midlength run for me.

  
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FARRAH511 5/21/2012 5:12PM

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WAVEDANCER7 5/21/2012 4:42PM

    Being busy burns calories too! As long as you were being more mindful about calories in, you can be a little more lenient about calories out. But keep running and hooping! Its good for the soul!

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WINDO4 5/21/2012 1:46PM

    I keep telling myself what is done is done. Just learn from the mistakes made. Maybe your last week is something you can learn from. Commitment to exercise (my problem) is hard but oh so important. You probably just had an off week so move on forward!
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SEEHOLZ 5/21/2012 1:31PM

    How was the hoopathon? Ummm... wasn't that like a lot of exercise- aka fun exercise! I totally thought of you last night, as the neighbor stopped by to drop off a hoolahoop- for the kids ( our nieces). It was totally random, but nice.
Given that cookie away is definitely success in my book! Keep up those little habits and they'll start adding up :-)

Happy Monday!

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MBSHAZZER 5/21/2012 10:31AM

    Dana, life happens. Sounds like you really made the best of it. Sometimes, "could have been worse" is better than anything else! :D

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KENSINGTONC 5/21/2012 9:15AM

    I agree - it's ok to take a breather from exercise especially if you've got a packed social schedule!! ps post some pics of your fun adventures!!

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EMGERBER 5/21/2012 8:18AM

    Now you have evaluated your past. It is the past, start new today and move forward. It is okay to take time off, it is okay to relax. We do not have to be on guard all the time.

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