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Jan's Plan

Monday, March 18, 2013

So you may have noticed I have been struggling. Like REALLY STRUGGLING!I wondered what I did before that had me so successful. So I worked out some plan details this weekend and this is what I came up with.

I looked back when I first started at what I was eating. I noticed a few
One I had no idea what I was I under measured and under estimated
quite often but I STILL lost weight! Why? Well, I was eating about 3000
calories less than what I ate before I started on spark people.
It was all new then.

It is obviously harder now since a few hundred calories one
way or another REALLY matter now.

BUT I decided that starting today, I am going to set my weeks worth of meals
and stay around 1400 calories all week. I need a jump start. BAD. I am also inputing all my food in for the day, the night before. No question what I will be eating, no being unprepared, no WINGING it!

I need to place a limit on myself. Get off the high end of calories and quit
with the treats and snacking. Its ridiculous.

I'm also going to do a Kickboxing video twice a week in the mornings to help
keep me on track for the rest of the day.
And I will continue walking my dog with my husband most evenings...

My hormones were a lot less crazy then, too. What can I do about that? I'm not
sure. I thought I had a solution but its not working anymore. I'm going to make
an appointment with my OBGYN. It is time. I need help.

I just know that the direction I'm going in is NOT where I want to go. I'm
unhappy, unmotivated, sweaty, lazy and in pain. I worked too hard to get where I was to keep climbing back into that hole.

So before you all cheer for me and think "Jan's back!", let me ask you....PLEASE
hold me accountable! I need some checking in and some ass kicking and if I am
radio silent, it is usually not a good thing. I need you me get back
on track! I need someone to check on me, check my food tracker, check my
exercise, check to see that I am doing what I need to do. Yes, for a small
amount of time, until I am stable again, I need babysitting!. Maybe I will even
have a little surprise for the TEAM JAN CREW....

Who's in?

(by the way, I wrote this on sunday. Today, I did my kickboxing video, ate my planned breakfast and am feeling quite good today. Amazing what a plan and an attitude adjustment can do!)

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  • CANNIE50
    I'm in, doll. I will do what I can to help you climb out of the big sweaty scary "well of unwillingness". Menopause is a whole new ballgame, as you now know. Kick-your-own-@$$ on a daily basis is a big part of the solution so I am glad you are embracing that. Love ya, babygirl. In sweaty & uncomfortable solidarity, your friend, Cannie emoticon
    1797 days ago
    "I just know that the direction I'm going in is NOT where I want to go. I'm
    unhappy, unmotivated, sweaty, lazy and in pain. I worked too hard to get where I was to keep climbing back into that hole."
    This is exactly how I have been feeling!
    1799 days ago
    Go mama go!!!! emoticon
    1799 days ago
    You can do it and I know where to find you! Put your plan out there and you'll have even more support and accountability!!!!
    1800 days ago
    You can do it, Jan!
    1801 days ago
  • JOMAMA99
    Jan, I like your plan. I need that kick start too. GO Jan GO!!
    1801 days ago
    Way to reset and get back on track! LOL sorry, I'm not a good ass-kicker. I'm a much better cheerleader-no-matter-what. But I will try. AHEM. YOU GET YOUR BUTT ON TRACK, MISSY, OR THERE WILL BE HELL TO PAY!

    Yeah, I'm no good at that. :) Good luck with the new plan!
    1802 days ago
    Count me in as part of the team Jan crew!!!
    1802 days ago
    I've only recently gotten back on track and the weight seems to be coming off much slower this time. I think hormones do have something to do with it. You can do this! We're here to support you!
    1802 days ago
    You and me, my friend, and I love reading your plan to kick-start your journey again!
    1802 days ago
    Good luck to you, Jan! I need a kick in the behind, too!
    1802 days ago
    I hear ya sistah! Sometimes I wish my SparkFriends weren't so darned SUPPORTIVE ;-) & gave me that proverbial boot once in a while...

    (Yes, there's been a lot going on in my life, but everyone's got troubles)

    But in my case, it's amazing what a decent night's SLEEP can do for ya: I feel almost human again.
    1802 days ago
  • LESLIES537
    I totally feel your pain!! I want to go back to LOSING, NOT gaining!

    Together, we CAN do this!!

    GO TEAM JAN! emoticon
    1802 days ago
    Re: the hormones, soy milk may help. I found that over the last few months I started getting hot flashes and night sweats again and realized that it coincided with my stopping regular consumption of soy milk. So I started drinking a cup a day again and noticed that the symptoms have significantly decreased.

    I read somewhere that soy contains estrogen or estrogen like substances that can help regulate the hormones. I have not done any research on it really and -like anything - it probably won't work for everyone, but it might help.
    1802 days ago
    I continue to be amazed at your unwillingness to give up. I understand how things must be different for you now, because at a high weight you give up soda or something and the pounds just fall away. I have to admit a certain jealousy about that. Now you are more in my ballpark, which is: eat less, move more. Or nothing changes.

    Now, about the hormones. Stop me now, because you've heard this before: Chinese medicine. I always felt bad when I would tell me friends "You don't need to suffer!" but they didn't believe it. If I was there, I would drag your butt into San Francisco. Hmm, maybe I'll do just that when I'm up there next... probably end of May.

    In the meantime, I wish you well on the Jan Plan!!!!!
    1802 days ago
    GO Team Jan!!! I'm here for ya mama!!!
    1802 days ago
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