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Last week wrap up & this week's ambitions...

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Good morning sparkies!

So, last week, I had this great idea (why those go array I don't know). Anyway, I had this great idea of what I was going to eat and how much exercise I was going to get in. Oh yes, a great idea. I even wrote it down (well at least the exercise part). And I stuck to it TWO days and, feeling tired, sick of an achy, swollen knee, pain in my hand (that's new), it all sunk in and I just stopped following the plan. Now, as far as nutrition goes, I am doing better on all fronts. I am trying to stay closer to a clean diet but I did eat out on Tuesday and was MISERABLE all night into the next day and I ate out again Saturday with the misery setting in shortly after. You would think with the way it makes me feel that I would just stop but the craving for that bad food just won't subside. I will say that I tried last week to eat more greens and less carbs. It only semi-worked. I just gave up doing that toward the end of the week and never got back on track.

Anyway, this week, what am I going to do change this around? I really don't know. I have been working so many hours that I am just so tired when I get home that I don't want to work out. And, I've been doing really well sleeping, so I really don't want to wake up earlier to get a workout in. It is such a dilemma.

So, if I plan this out here, I NEED my spark friends to help keep me accountable. I have exactly SIX weeks until a beach getaway for a few days. I am going to have to wear a bathing suit. I am NOT at a point where I am comfortable in a bathing suit. I don't really love my upper legs, hips or stomach right now. The number 144 on the scale just doesn't agree with those areas. In fact, if I lose 10 pounds, it will all come off in those areas and I will feel MUCH better about the bathing suit ordeal. So, realistically, can I lose 10 pounds in six weeks? Well, I am not sure? I can only do minimal impact exercise. I am going to really have to keep my nutrition on point. If I want to be close to that weight in six weeks I need to consume 1200 calories per day. I can do this but it just takes planning.

So, back to the help from YOU my SP friends! I am laying out the plan right here and now for the week and I want you to hold me accountable.

Sunday (today): 1200 calories, 10 minutes ab workout
Monday: 1200 calories, 10 minutes resistance band workout, 35 minutes physical therapy workout
Tuesday: 1200 calories, 20 minutes upper body workout
Wednesday: 1200 calories, 30 minutes physical therapy workout, 10 minutes ab workout
Thursday: 1200 calories, 20 minutes upper body workout
Friday: 1200 calories, 30 minute walk
Saturday: 1200 calories, 10 minutes resistance band workout


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
TANYA602 4/28/2013 8:57PM

    You've spelled it out so clearly - you CAN do this! I agree that you need to print out your plan and post it where you can see it. Find small rewards for yourself on a weekly basis for meeting your goals. Do you have a bathing suit picked out? Keep a picture of it handy. Find healthy snacks that work so that you aren't tempted by the "bad" foods. And go for the NSV - sometimes the training/workouts will help you create the body you want without the change on the scale.
You CAN do this!

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DYNAMICDEB53 4/28/2013 8:08PM

    Its time to make that plan and put it up where you can see it daily and ok try to find a little time maybe at lunch time to walk. Plan out your meals and make those on the weekend to heat and eat giving you some time to exercise when you get home. I understand the long hours and feeling tired but really getting out for a walk can help you to feel better, love those happy endorphins.
The best advice is to keep trying each meal each day and never giving up. You can find a way.
Believe in yourself and your ability to make a difference.
Hugs and smiles

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TRENTDREAMER 4/28/2013 2:08PM

    "So, back to the help from YOU my SP friends! I am laying out the plan right here and now for the week and I want you to hold me accountable. "
* Best of fortune on your getaway goal.

When you say, "hold me accountable", what does that mean? What are you looking for from us?

Are your goals reasonable? What happens if you miss a day or week? What are your rewards of you make them and the goal. What if you don't?

In the past and present, you've often mentioned long hours and stress. It's fairly well documented that stress both directly and indirectly can be a hindrance to weight loss. What are you going to do to mitigate or fight that?

Please understand me, I want you to succeed. 10-12 pounds is very reasonable for 6 weeks. What is going to be different about this from other times?

Again, best of fortune to you. You know that I'm there for you.


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