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1 step back...


Friday, May 04, 2012

I feel like I've taken a step back... the new eating plan has been difficult (I tried to go whole foods plus fish, no processed anything) and failed miserably. So on to a new plan... I guess that's what it's all about, finding what works.

I've been off meat for 4 months, and that's going well. I went off eggs and that worked for awhile, but I am thinking that I'll allow myself to eat egg whites. The processed food... well, that's another story.

I have used SP's food tracker for years, but just signed up for a free trial of Weight Watchers, so I can try their tracking system. It works pretty well and it's fast to track.... we'll see how I like it by the end of the week. The point system is interesting, it basically forces you to eat clean (or you won't have any food left after noon). It's $17 a month, so I don't think I would keep using it after the free trial.

It feels really good to get back into lifting. I think I just have to be sure to keep up the yoga also, to maintain flexibility and balance. I'll need to take some bikini pics soon to compare my back.

On the family front, can't believe summer if almost here... pool time! The boys will have Daddy time all weekend, as I'm at a pilates mat training certification class. I am so BURNING OUT on all of these trainings... after this one, no more until the fall! And then just 1...
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TESS6166 5/8/2012 10:49AM

    Hi Mindy! Just saw your post and ordered the books/calculator... so I will try that before renewing the online subscription. Thanks for the tip :0)

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HELENAWF 5/7/2012 2:23PM

    Great job! Keep it up!
Wendy

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TESS6166 5/7/2012 2:07PM

    Hi! yes, vanity pounds... but that's what keeps us in tight check! Update on the WW tracker... I love SP, but must admit that the WW tracking system is working well for me right now... it allowed me to have a big cheat meal (Indian Food), and know how much I could still eat that week to lose weight. I like how fruit/veggies are 'free", which really has been encouraging me to eat more of them. I may sign up for a 3 month trial... I will decide by Thursday!

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FITGIRL15 5/7/2012 12:09PM

    I agree with ONE*BUSY*MOM. "Vanity pounds" will make us crazy!!! I think you are at a very healthy point in your life, and I love that you are still striving for balance/what works! I think you are VERY CLOSE to perfect already, just a bit of fine tuning... that's the hardest part... I can relate!

XOXO You are still super amazing, don't forget that!

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BRIKO2011 5/4/2012 3:07PM

  You're right...find what works for you! That's great that you don't get too discouraged (you don't sound like you are) when things don't go as well as hoped. Thanks for sharing your journey with us. I am still trying the "carb cycling" diet until I lose a few more fat pounds. I hope the WW plan helps you. emoticon

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ONE*BUSY*MOM 5/4/2012 2:30PM

    I found the WW point system really didn't work well for me. I prefer the SP system much better. I'm much more successful at eating everything in moderation, but as you say, the WW system pretty much forces you to only eat the foods that they think you should be eating and that, for me, just leads to bingeing on very bad foods. Whereas if allow myself small indulgences, I'm much more likely to stay on track.

Good luck -- I'm sure you'll find a nutrition plan that works for you. Also keep in mind that you really do look great. At this stage, I think you're trying to lose what Jillian Michaels calls the "vanity pounds", i.e. the pounds we don't really need to lose to be healthy, but that we want to lose to be where we think we should be. It's harder at this stage, so it may take awhile to find the right mix that works for you.

Have a great weekend!

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MINDY41479 5/4/2012 2:07PM

    After you have all the info you can still use the WW point system without paying anymore. Thats what I do.
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