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Monday, January 07, 2013

Well gained some weight, but haven't been feeling well. Which normally causes me to gain instead of lose anything. But not feeling well as in chest pains, stomach pains, migraines, etc. But not much I can do about that yet. So I gained almost 3 pounds in a week, planning on fixing that real quick though. Found out when the stress test will be, so going in on the 15th bright and early in the morning, not to mention an almost hour drive in good weather could turn out longer if it is icy, or snowy. emoticon I guess it can take around 1 1/2 hours for the test. So I will be starving by the time I get out of the there. Hoping I don't mess up and stick to something healthy to eat when I'm done with that. Figured out a new workout schedule, picked up a walking DVD so that will help when weather isn't nice.

So:
Walking 5x a week
Strength training 3x a week
Zumba 2x a week
Cardio Kickboxing 3x a week

I will also continue to do the no fast food well past my 2nd 30 day mark. Other than on occasion. I am finding the junk food, fast food, and packaged foods/fattening foods not much appealing anymore which is wonderful. But I need to work on my taste buds for other foods. Not a huge vegetable fan whatsoever nor am I a big fruit fan for variety wise. So pretty much it leaves me with: corn, baby carrots, celery, brussel sprouts, asparagus, seedless grapes, watermelon, bananas, canned peaches and pears, blueberries if they are mixed in something (can be too tart for me), and "cuties". Not much for variety but working on it. Although the V8 Strawberry Banana Smoothie helps a ton, I try and drink that 2-3 times a day now. Any suggestions in that department would be wonderful. Other than that just been a little down lately, dad hasn't been doing well. Mentally he isn't always himself and makes it tough, and health wise physically is no where's where it should be which makes him even more down and depressed which makes me that way because I worry so much about him. Well here's to hoping I can get in any exercise possible and stick to my growing plan. I want to be down 20-30 pounds more by June 1st, would love to show off a new swimsuit with my kids and husband.

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CHRISTINAMM0580 1/10/2013 4:00PM

    Slow and steady wins the race. It is ok to hit speed bumps :) I hope you get feeling better soon! If you ever get a chance, join me for zumba at my church. I'm not coordinated either. I just got a couple new workout videos. I tried out one yesterday and it was pretty easy to follow and boy am I sore today. emoticon We can reach our goals this year. We just have to emoticon

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TRACIE-C 1/10/2013 12:52PM

    hang in there! focus on your health! slow and steady with realistic goals. you will get there! xx

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RUNNING-TURTLE 1/10/2013 11:02AM

    Thanks MPETERSON2311. Dad is doing okay for now. Hospital is keeping an eye on him and adjusting his medications as needed. So hopefully he will be back to his old self soon. As for the Zumba, I have no rhtym or coordination, tried it for a couple of weeks now, and not working out for me. Think I will just stick to my kickboxing and walk away the pounds dvd, strength training through spark and playing with my kids. It works for a lot of people, I'm just not one of them. Although if you can get the hang of it it sure does burn a lot of calories.

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MPETERSON2311 1/10/2013 9:39AM

    great plan! let me know how zumba works for you. I'm insanely curious.

As for veggies have you tried looking into juicing recipes? I know one that stuck with me when I was researching was applejuice, apple sauce, carrots, celery and cucumber with cinammon on top. It was delicious!

Prays for ur dad, hope he is okay.

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LIVINGFREE19 1/8/2013 4:33PM

    Great plan!

It took me awhile to get rid of the fast food!

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NUTKINNB 1/7/2013 10:30PM

    Congrats on doing so great with the no fast food!! That can be a tough one to give up, especially when we're in a rush.

Too bad about the 3lbs, but I have no doubt that you're going to turn around & burn it off in no time! :)

I actually posted on someone else's wall recently about how I like to try different fruits and veggies every so often and to try fitting F/V in general into my diet in new ways. It might just be roasting something I usually boil or making banana "ice cream" or chocolate avocado pudding. Sometimes it turns out I actually like something I had always disliked just because of the way it was prepared.

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