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***day 2 of better eating and I am surviving***

Friday, November 30, 2012

Though I enjoy being a workout warrior, I have learned that what I put in my mouth is going to be the most impactful on my weight loss. So yesterday I began shooting for 4 mini meals at 300 calories or less and dinner at under 600 calories. I was almost completely on track. I ended my day at 1857 calories. I mistakingly purchased Sockeye Salmon which is 250 calories per 5 oz rather than the Atlantic salmon that I usually buy which is 100 cal per 4 oz. I didn't realize the caloric difference until the fish was almost done cooking. Had it been my regular salmon, I would have been at about 1720 cal, which was my goal. It isn't that bad though. My range is 1800 to 2150 per Spark and up to 2450 per BodyBugg. I still had a caloric deficit of about 1000 calories for the day. I did get in a HIIT workout but it only lasted 40 minutes and it wasn't as intense as my last one. I was able to burn about 450 cal in that 40 min.

Today I once again began my day with yogurt (Yoplait Straweberry Shortcake- no Greek stuff here) and granola and a cup of green tea with lemon. I intended to have a morning snack of stick cheese and Pringles (250 cal) but I have been on conference calls and now it is lunch time. Tomorrow I am hosting a 70's themed Sagitarrius Birthday Bash for Derrell, my brother and two brother-in-laws. I ordered the cake yesterday and it cost $146!!! I did get a two tiered cake, one strawberry and one almond with almond butter cream. I am making a big disco ball to put on top. It should be good and it better look amazing! We are serving hoagie sandwiches, bacon wrapped smokies in a brown sugar glaze, and chips and dip. To prepare to be tempted, I intend to do the same thing I did on Thanksgiving. I will be putting in a tough workout in the morning and eating light during the day so that I can have a little bit of everything.

This morning I stepped on the scale and was 228. The last time I stepped on the scale was on Thanksgiving and I weighed in at 229. HOWEVER, I think my true weight was closer to 231 and that was sweat weight because of the hardcore workout I put in and the trip to the sauna I made. So this morning I was excited to see a real weight of 228. I am hoping that after tightening my nurtition and increasing my fluids and drinking my green tea that I can weigh in tomorrow closer to 227. That would earn me my 45 lbs trophy! That would mean I would only have 5 pounds until my 50 lb mini goal which I intend to reach by New Years Eve.

Before I go, I have to tell you about my experience at Zumba this Wednesday. As I grooved and caught images of myself in the mirror, I was encouraged and discouraged simultaneously. I was encouraged with how slender my face, neck and arms looked and how quickly I could do the steps. I was discouraged with the flopping belly and loose skin that exposed itself in every movement of my shirt. No matter how tiny my waist looks standing still. My "fat truth" shows itself every time I jump, run, shuffle or bend forward. If you never knew me you could assume that I am just a normal girl that has been relatively healthy most of my life. But the moment my arm sleeves creep up and the bat wings sneak out or my pants slide down below my natural waist and my skin flaps become unfolded, my truth is revealed. I wish a lucky lottery winner would donate a surgeon my way!
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    I'm playing catch up with your blogs lol. Funny Zumba story. I feel ya, when I get too excited or speed up on the elliptical I can feel my tummy bouncing which ain't cute, but it's me. Hang in there with the meals we're in this together.
    1933 days ago
  • DALID414
    Don't be so harsh on yourself!!
    1938 days ago
  • EUEK098
    Looks like you're doing great with the smaller meals, keep it going. emoticon you're getting closer to your goal, emoticon emoticon . As for the flappity flappity skin, have it as well, but will do as much ST as I can and leave the rest to be taken car off as time passes by.
    1938 days ago
    Ugh! I know exactly what you mean. My arms and thighs are still looking like my previous big girl body. But working out, strength training and toning is all we can do. I love yogurt with granola too! I have it almost as a desert. The other day I chopped up some apples and added cinnamon and it was almost like apple pie a la mode! Anyways, good luck with the birthday party temptations!
    1938 days ago
    You've just revealed the worst thing about not really exercising. You, who exercises very regularly, have a calorie count that is reasonable. I, who does not exercise very often, have a calorie count of 1350 - 1750. =(
    1938 days ago
  • CARA_FIT37
    This is really a great post! And it's encouraging! I go to zumba and have noticed similar things about myself. My legs and my upper body are looking good but my belly....just ugh! It's ok though we are getting there!

    I added you so I could follow yours posts :D
    1938 days ago
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