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Monday, July 22, 2013

It has been two weeks since I rebooted my spark people program to lose weight. Here's how I've been doing.

Diet:
As far as I know, I've stuck to my diet every single day. I say as far as I know because on the weekends I tend to eat out, and those foods are hard to track. I didn't go crazy with the portions or eat anything especially fattening, so I hope my guestimations of the calories were on the mark or at least over the mark.

Challenges with the diet so far has been
a. getting enough calories, and
b. getting enough vegetables

My problem with the calories is that I tend to only eat two meals a day. So if I eat 500 calories at breakfast, I'm left trying to stuff down 900 calories at dinner and it just doesn't work. I've definitely been undereating a lot of days. To fix this I will try to incorporate more smaller meals throughout the day.

I need to do a little better with the getting my 2 1/2 cups of vegetables a day. I will work on that this coming week.

Exercise:
The first week, I exercised 3 days. The second week, I exercised 4 days. This week I hope to exercise 5 days and start a new consistent exercise streak!

I got out my calculator and realized that if I work out 5 days a week every week, I can reach my spark people goal of 3,600 minutes of exercise for this year and receive the award! So, that's my new goal.

Weight:
I have lost 0 pounds in the past two weeks. That's more or less what I expected as my weight loss is very slow. As I've said before, I am going to give the program 3 MONTHS to show some results, before I give up and change gears.

Happy sparking everyone!
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ENUFF81020 7/24/2013 10:49PM

    Hi there,

I like your idea of eating more small meals in a day. I have had my success by eating 5 smaller meals a day. Make sure that you get protein and healthy fat in most of those meals--like peanut butter and fresh veggies or trail mix with carefully chosen fruits, nuts, and grains. My favorite is a good sandwich, but I'm allergic to mayo and don't like other condiments that are laden with calories. That makes it easy for me to pile lots of veggies and lean healthy meat on lite multigrain bread for an excellent meal.

Anyway, you've done a careful analysis and have great plans. Success is in your future.

Gentle hugs,
Sylvia

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WHATNOW2051 7/24/2013 1:33PM

    You are doing great!

It is important to take stock and reassess every once in a while to keep yourself on track.

I find myself having the same issues with getting enough calories, veggies and even protein sometimes. I didn't think losing weight would mean eating MORE!

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LESALICIOUS26 7/23/2013 7:30PM

    You can do it Hun...you have a plan...just go for it... :) motivate is the key...

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BIKINIBLONDE17 7/23/2013 10:54AM

    You'll get there! Just keep going one day at a time, I'm rooting for you!

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LILSHINE 7/23/2013 10:13AM

    emoticon but you got to eat regularly to keep your metabolism going strong. I saw a story once where the lady literally consumed 1 meal a day and continued to gain weight. Once she was put on a x calorie regimen with the foods delivered to her she still didn't lose weight for a while because her metabolism had basically slowed down so much it needed to be kicked started. Balance is key and if you're working out you got to get those calories in.

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SPARKLE1908 7/22/2013 8:42PM

    emoticon sounds like you have a good plan!!

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NAPPIGURL 7/22/2013 6:28PM

    It is hard to take in that many calories in just 2 meals (unless the meals are just totally unhealthy). The smaller meals and snacks throughout the day is a great idea! Good job with increasing the workouts. Hope you make your goal of 3600 minutes for the year! It's totally within your grasp! emoticon

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