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Day #9 - Ouch, oh my...

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Cramp in my neck today and oh boy...ouch...I just hate this especially when I can't find anyone to rub the cramp out emoticon

Oh well - 45 minutes on treadmill with inclines up to 4. I was struggling yesterday to stay with it. I think I need some new sneakers. I was sort of bored and not really feeling it but I did what I had to do. Yeah I was reading my book (still good - Topaz) and listening to my music but it was something about it, just wasn't moving me. I did my strength training upper body work last night as well.

My eating was pretty darn good yesterday. I did have an almond joy after lunch yesterday. Why? Because it was there, no excuses. I was on facebook yesterday and one of my friends had a link to an August challenge. The challenge is squats and getting rid of the junk food. Now when I first read it I was like that sounds like something I need to embark on. Then I clicked on the link and discovered that junk food meant: no sweets, no whites, no fast food and a few other no's...there's a entire post on what to stay away from, what you can eat, links to websites, etc. I'll post the link below in case someone is interested.


OMG now this is a challenge for me. Sooooo I forwarded the link to my daughter and niece to see if they would join me in this pursuit. I do need an accountability partner and someone to do it with me. Haven't checked for their responses yet. But hopefully I can get my mind wrapped around this challenge. I really, really need to dump the junk especially sweets and fast food. I'm working on the fast food dump this week. But I'm going on vacation next week and know I'll be eating out for at least a week. I know, I know wisdom in my choices can help a lot. Can't let this be my excuse. I got one more day to decide and jump in it.

I did cook dinner last nite. Got up this morning and made me an egg white omelet for breakfast and I brought in some chicken salad for lunch. I have the remainder of my watermelon & banana for morning snack. I typically don't eat an afternoon snack as I leave the office 2 hours after lunch. I only eat one when I feel hungry or need an energy boost for the gym. Got my water ready to consume and I plan to hit the gym today and do some lower body work. Got church tonight so hopefully my commute will go as plan and I can get everything in.

Today my thoughts are positive and I look forward to a NO EXCUSES day!!! Well here's to making an effort to not make EXCUSES but to just get it done.

Goal today - Eat on plan, drink ALL my water, and work out hard
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    Maybe just look at the challenge as short-term? Tell yourself you'll just do it for the challenge and then if you really want to incorporate any of that stuff back, you can! I bet you won't want to :) For me, that helps in not feeling overwhelmed. I just started South Beach Diet again and instead of thinking "no carbs forever!" I'm just thinking about making it through the first two weeks. If I can do that, I'll take it another two weeks, etc. Besides, I'm sure you can always find healthy things to incorporate back into your diet after the challenge that would still be considered fast-food: like maybe a whole-wheat burrito from Chipotle instead of a hamburger from McD?
    1696 days ago
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    1696 days ago
  • SUGAR0814
    You're doing great with the NO EXCUSES!! I wish I could say I would join you in the getting rid of junk food challenge, but I can't do that one! Sorry! I end up gaining more weight after a challenge like that. I hope your daughter & niece will join you!! emoticon
    1696 days ago
    Good luck, I have the hardest time sticking to diet plans so I do moderation eating and I don't have to worry about good and bad foods. Be blessed and spark on!!
    1697 days ago
  • EOWYN2424
    I need to limit the fast food too!
    1697 days ago
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