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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

I'm probably boring but sometimes throwing out my thoughts on this blog helps me think. It also helps me keep myself accountable for things I do, have done, and need to do still. Today I recalculated my calorie intake. I did the WHOLE long-form calculations and put them in my notebook. So my new Calorie range, according to spark people nutrition, is 1490-1840. Which means, I probably haven't been eating quite enough. That was what my Spark Coach replied back to me. The range that I had set previously I think was made and set when I first joined many many moons ago, and I wasn't as heavy. So I really haven't even eaten half my calories today yet. That's scary part. SO, my goal is to eat within my new range and see how that goes. I will still do my best NOT to eat Oreos or sweetie things. Makes me feel not so guilty for putting a little extra Three Cheese mac on my plate the other night. hehe. That's good stuff!

Level 3 on my elliptical machine is starting to get easier. That's a good sign. AND i burned my "goal" of 300 calories today (via machine counting, not spark people counting). I even did some strength exercises. I still feel like a lazy bum but mostly because I didn't go out to the zoo like I wanted to today. and I played Warcraft for like 3 hours this morning, instead of doing my homework. I really wanted to go for a walk today. At the zoo or on the trail in town... I just didn't get around to it I guess. Maybe tomorrow, if the weather is cooperating. even then, maybe I'll still go hike in the mud or something fun.

I called the doctor's place to get an update on my blood work. She told me she'll have the doc call me tomorrow morning. We shall see what the doc says. Don't really suspect I am diabetic. but I will be interested to at least know my levels for Thyroid. My box from my parents should be here in a couple of days I think. That has my menu write up from the nutritionist I saw back in february. So I will try to use that as a guide again to help minimize my bread intake, sugar intake and maybe make me more "gluten free", as originally suggested. I don't think I have an allergy to gluten, but I don't see how removing it mostly from my diet would hurt me at all.

Tonight is left over sloppy joes I make! I make it from one of the recipes on this site. And I'll throw in a veggie! and maybe a potato or something. I do like cheesy potatoes! ooo maybe i'll make those tonight then! mmm. I really need an after workout snack today. I found a pumpkin protein bar, called 9Bar. it's gluten free, wheat free, and dairy free. I'll try that for my after-work out snack.

Back to school work... snack time, and wait for my hubby. emoticon
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    Wow . . .

    I have no idea if this might tie in with you also or not. I will mention that for myself I had been on a nutritional intake, self impossed, that was artificially lowin my attempts to shed weight in a "timely manner" . . . most likely in a very unrealistic manner. I believe that my body went into a starvation mode. It seemed that no matter how long or hard I worked-out, my weight remained the same . . . not for days or weeks, much longer.

    I lost no weight until I significantly increased my nutritional intake to coincide with the SP recommendations. ( I did NOT increase my aerobic/physical activities. ) My weight started dropping almost immediately after starting the dietary changes.

    I can't promise you anything, but this all worked for me. Best of luck.



    1927 days ago
    do what you need for accountability. I didn't know you could adjust your calories!
    1928 days ago
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