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Why oh why?

Monday, February 24, 2014


Why is it so hard to keep on task? What makes me falter? Laziness? Lack of drive? An "I don't wanna" attitude? All of the above!

I bought my daughter-in-law and me a 6 week gift certificate at Christmas time for FitZone. We didn't start going though until recently. My 6 weeks runs out March 14. Not a lot of time to get into the habit! Not sure if I am going to sign up for an extended contract or not. They do have one for $14.95 a month that is set for Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday use of the gym.

I had my knee replacement surgery 10.23.13. I did eight weeks of PT, rode my recumb bike at home and did daily exercises to strengthen the knee and surrounding muscles. I still do stretches every day but I don't ride the recumb daily. :(

Since the RNY surgery I lost 105 pounds, gained back 30+, lost 10 after knee replacement surgery and gained one back. I DO NOT want to see that scale going UP!

I have maintained the McD non-latte days through the week. I get one latte on Sunday for church. I bring Michelina's Lean meals for lunch during the week. I keep protein bars and protein shakes in the fridge along with cheese slices for snacks through the day.

My downfall is still in the evening. I so want snacks! I usually have popcorn or cheese/crackers. I know this is NOT a good thing! Maybe I need to be doing a protein shake with fruit in the evening. May try that starting tonight and see how it works!

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PATTYR81 2/26/2014 10:01AM

    Late afternoon & evening are my snack craving times too. I've started drinking my chocolate protein shake at first 'snack attack'. It usually works, but if needed, I follow up with a cup of HOT decaf tea. Ahhhhhh!


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  it only takes 28 days to make something a habit... keep up with the exercise regularly and you'll be set to go!

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    Low-fat popcorn or just a few cheese and crackers is a pretty reasonable evening snack I think. I read this post and I think that you're doing pretty good - you maintained your non-latte days, you're eating healthy for lunch and you have healthy snacks.

It seems like the only place you're really faltering, even a little bit, is in the regular exercise department and there's no reason why you can't turn that around today. Hop on your stationary bike, go for a walk, get to Fit Zone before your membership expires, do a 10-minute Spark video. You'll feel a lot better if you do SOMETHING, even just a little something, rather than nothing.

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