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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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  • v 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
    1225 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!
    1226 days ago
    Go mama go!!!! emoticon
    1226 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!!!!
    1227 days ago
    You can do it, Jan!
    1228 days ago
  • v JOMAMA99
    Jan, I like your plan. I need that kick start too. GO Jan GO!!
    1229 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!
    1229 days ago
    Count me in as part of the team Jan crew!!!
    1229 days ago
  • v HDHAWK
    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!
    1230 days ago
    You and me, my friend, and I love reading your plan to kick-start your journey again!
    1230 days ago
    Good luck to you, Jan! I need a kick in the behind, too!
    1230 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.
    1230 days ago
  • v LESLIES537
    I totally feel your pain!! I want to go back to LOSING, NOT gaining!

    Together, we CAN do this!!

    GO TEAM JAN! emoticon
    1230 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.
    1230 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!!!!!
    1230 days ago
    GO Team Jan!!! I'm here for ya mama!!!
    1230 days ago
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