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Just a quickie

Thursday, November 29, 2012

I managed to actually accomplish things yesterday! Who'da'thunk that cleaning out my office and making a calm, quiet space would be good for working?

Also being at home I was able to drink well over 4L of water and tea (and not worry about the constant bathroom runs). I marked all of the changes to my review article and just need to sit down for two hours and type them all in and get all my references in Endnote. I stayed in my calorie range. AND I worked out. True I didn't do cardio, but I managed to crank out a good ab workout (a little over 4000 in different positions... I was aiming for 5000, but got bored, lol).

So two days in a row of eating clean, staying in my calories, and having a positive attitude... and the scale dropped from my bloated 187 back down to 184. So I'm back to where I was... and now I need it to continue going down!

I have a friendsgiving tonight... A few minutes ago I was on Pinterest pinning all sorts of terrible things (that looked delicious). Now I'm here for my Spark reality check, and no I will NOT be making XXX or XXX (I won't list them so no one gets tempted). Instead I'm going to try to make a sweet potato thing to bring, and maybe a healthified version of corn casserole to clean out my cabinets.

So 2 days down on monitoring my food... and progress!

NIKKICOLE83 -- we can do it!
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LOLATURTLE 11/30/2012 12:40PM

    Way to go, buddy!!

You should go back in time and hug yourself. emoticon

I should try cleaning my cubicle and see if it helps with my writing procrastination, too.

UGH ENDNOTE! It's so great once you get everything in there, but SOOOO AWWFULLL trying to get it done. I should have just listened to podcasts or an audiobook or something and just let it be mindless drudgery. Instead I whined about it a lot. emoticon

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NIKKICOLE83 11/29/2012 5:33PM

    WE WILL DO IT!!!

I can't believe you did 4000 abs exercises. That is crazing . . . and amazing. I did 500 once but I got tired of counting. Plus I may have ADHD because I couldn't sit there in the same location for that long.

I have successfully stayed at 300 cals or less for my mini meals thus far today. I had yogurt and granola for breakfast with green tea (280), a stick of cheddar cheese and diced pears for morning snack (150), a bowl of Campbell's chicken and dumpling soup and lite lemonade (340) and a peanut butter and jelly for late snack (250). I am also drinking a Keurig cappucino which is 80 calories. I plan on having salmon for dinner and other veggies. I will also be doing a HIIT workout before dinner.

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TALVARADO6 11/29/2012 4:20PM

    4000 ab workout positions? You need to teach me a few. I would love some ab workouts, but I can't do any "crunching" motions or anything where I'm laying on my back! Tough life! Haha!

Good job dropping the bloat! Sounds like you are doing great.

I unfollow any boards where people post "bad" food. If I find myself lingering over a photo of something unhealthy for too long I quick go to the board and unfollow. Haha, it's the only way I can deal with it! But it seems like I am having to unfollow boards all the time, so it takes some dedication.

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COLEYBANANA 11/29/2012 2:09PM

    I have a "bad food" board just for my bf, lol. A lot of them look yummy but I make something different for myself those nights. Last night we made pigs in a blanket and I didn't have any of them!

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EUEK098 11/29/2012 12:43PM

    Good Job, surprising how cleaning out a space reflects on the other areas in our lives. I also get my naughty food fix from Pinterest, never cook any of it though.

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SDLEE514 11/29/2012 12:09PM

    awesome job!

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BRENDA_G50 11/29/2012 11:21AM

    Sounds like you're on a winning streak. emoticon Keep up the good work.

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