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Happy Saint Patrick's!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

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I joined a spring challenge here on spark and am looking forward to taking part in it. I've done them before and always started off strong but fizzled out at the end. Sadly it seems the case for most people but I'm really going to try and stick with it. Starting weights were due by Friday which is awesome because that is the day I always weigh in on anyway. It figures that when I woke up to weigh in I had gotten my period so the scale hasn't even moved from last week. Well, that isn't true. I cheated and peeked at the scale a day before and it said I lost a pound, then Friday it was back up. Lol. I was tempted to put Thursday's weight in instead but I felt that would be fibbing so I didn't. I wonder what the scale will say next week once my TOM is over with. I hope it drops a few pounds and lets me have an exciting weigh in! =D

Today was cheat meal day and I had pizza and potato chips. I seriously had a dream about eating a huge chocolate candy bar last night( I blame TOM!) so I got a Cadbury's egg when I couldn't find a single Reese cup at the store. They only had king size and so I didn't get them. I don't need king size Reeses. That's just trouble waiting to happen. lol. I stayed within my calories even though I indulged a lil too much with the chips. Ah well!

Saint Patrick's dinner will of course be cabbage, potato, corned beef, and ham. Gunna load up on the cabbage and try not to eat as much of the meat. Corned beef has so much fat and both it and ham are high in sodium. I noticed sodium makes me feel really miserable. Good thing I never use table salt save for occasionally, and even then I never shake it directly onto my food but use a little pinch of my fingers.

Anyways, I am gunna head off now. Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

-Amy
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PIXIE-LICIOUS 3/17/2013 1:54PM

    Good luck on your challenge! emoticon

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TATTER3 3/17/2013 10:13AM

    I think I need a cheat day....I'll think about it!

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SHOES17 3/17/2013 3:26AM

    Yum Sounds like some good choices

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SPASTASTIC 3/17/2013 12:42AM

    Thanks, hun! I will be drinking lotsa water tomorrow. I don't agree with the not having a cheat meal ever. Honestly, I'd go crazy and give up because I'd feel so deprived and unhappy. Been there and done that! I don't think a cheat meal causes my body to get all whacked out to the extreme point that it refuses to shed the fat so it works for me. I just stay away from my trigger foods. The challenge isn't anything drastic so it will be fun and a healthy addition to what I already do. =)

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1STATEOFDENIAL 3/17/2013 12:07AM

    Don't forget that most of the sodium we eat is in the food, not what we add to it after the fact. If you find that you end up eating a lot of sodium (you can track it on the food tracker) be sure to drink extra water to help flush it out of your system.

As for the challenge, don't psych yourself out! Instead, check in with yourself and think back to what changed in the previous challenges. Also, don't forget that if you attempt to make quick, dramatic changes your body will physically reject the change, which is why slow changes are better. Also, I know it feels good to have a 'cheat' day, but as you start changing your diet it's actually better to keep pushing forward without the cheats because your body will remember that it's used to those unhealthier foods and you'll have to start convincing it again that the healthy foods are better. It's like if every day you always woke up at the same time then suddenly someone told you that you should go to bed at that time instead. Trying to do that will freak out your system, just like trying to do a 180 in your diet. So for these challenges it's good to learn and make the changes slowly instead of diving in and trying to do it 'perfectly'. It's one reason why so many diets fail - the body can't handle and sustain the change.

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SPASTASTIC 3/17/2013 12:00AM

    Loool Amanda. I think Umbilical is celebrating Saint Patrick's with Crystal Light Green...?

And thanks girl! I cut out table salt years ago and don't even miss it now. I only like it on sunny side up eggs. lol.

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AM_MORRIS87 3/16/2013 11:50PM

    Wth, Umbilical?

Amy, so proud of you. Keep your momentum going!!! :) I'm the opposite w/ table salt. I practically drink it! But my blood pressure is low, and I have no bad health side effects from it, so... I'm going to keep at it haha.

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UMBILICAL 3/16/2013 11:38PM

  Crystal light green

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