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    MARIAJESTRADA   32,951
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Changing Things Up, Again

Saturday, May 11, 2013

I put in my fitness minutes this week, but only got to the gym three times for six hours. That was so-so, so starting this week, I will be able to go more often because school will be out. Tomorrow, I strength train and do cardio for 45 minutes. I plan on going to the gym five to six times a week.

It's time to change things up though because I have plateaued longer than I usually do. So far, my reaction has been to exercise more, which was working out great until this week. I will also be way more active this summer and cooking three times a day, which will help. The other problem is that I keep weighing myself, and that ladies and gentlemen, is not a good motivator at all. Today, I didn't bother to get on the scale, and I decided I won't for another three or four weeks, no matter what.

I am still eating mostly vegetarian (my husband bought me sushi for lunch, God bless him), and when I'm aware, I eat about 1,300 calories. The problem I think are the fat grams. They are still at 40 (which I increased with the support of my trainer). I'm going back down to 30 or 35. I still toy with the idea of eating whole foods, but I have a real visceral reaction to doing that. That would be one way to eat uber healthy, but it's too restrictive.

Today, for example, I had banana, couscous, oat pancakes, which my son and I made. I wouldn't be able to eat that with my family, and we had so much fun making them together. Plus, I keep reminding myself, I'm not making changes I won't keep for the long term, and chocolate is processed. Life without chocolate sounds like hell.

So, I guess my plan is to move more and keep trying to lower my intake, while still making healthy food choices. Not below 1,300 though because when I get close or below 1,200, I get really tired and cranky. I don't want to be satisfied with losing and keeping 30 pounds off. I really have about 24-34 more to go.
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68ANNE 5/11/2013 8:32PM

    I am starting to think that you are a micromanager and have a need to control. So what is with this excessive attention to details?

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MARIAJESTRADA 5/11/2013 5:37PM

    Hmmm, I just reviewed my reports. I don't think my memory of how I was eating in the past is very accurate. I had one month where my average was 1200 calories and the other months were about 1400. I think my fitness minutes were just a little higher before. My fat grams were about the same, except for that low month. Well, enough reflection; off to work and drink water!

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