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1 week down...week 2 goals established

Friday, September 14, 2012

It's made it through 1 whole consistent week!!

Goal #1 -

Ok, so I don't know why I was thinking coffee wasn't a beverage...haha...but it suddenly occurred to me, when a fellow sparker said, "Wow! Water only?", that I've had coffee...drrr
I still have my coffee once a day on average, but I've had mostly water throughout the day. I think I had one diet coke on a couple days too. Well I guess that goal wasn't specific enough. MOSTLY WATER sounds better and is definitely something I can accomplish.

Goal #2 -

I've accomplished my goal of staying within spark's calorie range, with only one day of going slightly over, due to dinner out for hubby's birthday. Restaurant dining has always proved to be an awful calorie experience, even if you order a salad! I've watched portions (mindful eating does wonders) and made healthy choices. I've began snacking again, instead of being starving come dinner. I've closed the kitchen after dinner (there's no door...it's the thought).

I have felt a lot more in control of myself. After all, most in life is MY choice. Quite a few have made me proud. This past week I've...

- said no to dinner with family, when my mom planned chinese buffet. I just knew that it would cause my calorie range to be out of whack.
- took the stairs up 4 floors at the garage on campus, instead of the elevator.
- chose healthy breakfast, lunch, snack, dinner.
- watched my portions.
- stayed within calorie range.
- drank a lot of water.
- stayed optimistic.

I wish I had weighed myself at the beginning of the week, but at a doctor's appt. this afternoon, I had to weigh in. One week after my start over date. Unfortunately, I don't know if this past week has brought on any weight loss.

I hated seeing the number and I don't even want to share. That's how sad it makes me to see how much I've gained back..........................
......................... Oh well. Owning it is the first step, right?
335lb (with clothes/shoes)! emoticon

Heartbreaking... 60 lbs gained. How the?! ......... I know how. This has been a learning experience for sure. I stopped tracking. I over ate. I stopped exercising. I gave in to cravings. I made unhealthy choices. PERIOD!

It is what it is. Time to make changes and I'm doing so. For that I have to be hopeful...and proud. So, next week here I come! I think adding a goal each week will be a great way to step up the process and continue to make changes.

Goals for WEEK 2 (one added)

- drink mostly water
- stay within spark range
- take the stairs after class on Thursday afternoon

Good luck to all and thank you for being here for support!

~ Amy
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    Admitting it is the first step, SO true! SOunds like you've got some great goals and you're back on track. You can do this!
    2008 days ago
  • -AIMIE-
    I just said in my comment that you needed to blog again before reading this. I am happy you had a good week!!! I did great with two of my goals and the third, eh...not so much LOL. I am continuing on with the focus on water and tracking within ranges. I am still working on the fitness portion...it doesn't come together as easily for me as the other two. I think it's awesome that you resisted the Chinese food...that would have been a really tough one for me. The thing I gave up this past week was pizza and drinks at the pub after work on Friday. Keep going strong, you are worth it!
    2008 days ago
    Keep up the good work! Glad to see you're not a quitter! emoticon
    2010 days ago
    Awesome job for owning it! No time like the present to get back on track and sound like you are well on your way!
    2010 days ago
    Awesome first week!!!! You've lost the weight once, and yo can do it again!!!:)
    2010 days ago
    Sounds like you did great on your first week back. Nice going :)
    2010 days ago
  • KERRYG155
    You're doing fantastic with keeping up with your challenges. I drink my coffee black so it isn't much more than water with just a bit of caffeine though sometimes I have decaf. I mainly drink water all day like you. Keep up the good work! emoticon emoticon emoticon

    2011 days ago
    I think this was a great first week back! I especially like that you included the things you are proud of, I may have to add that to my week's summary....it's super important to see the things we are doing well. Good work!
    2011 days ago
    you are on the right path .... keep going strong .... you did it last year and you'll do better this year --- I'm on your team !! Roc
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    2011 days ago
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