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Why oh why?

Monday, February 24, 2014

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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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  • v PATTYR81
    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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    823 days ago
  • v STARLTWANDERER
    it only takes 28 days to make something a habit... keep up with the exercise regularly and you'll be set to go!
    824 days ago
  • v APPLEPIEDREAMS
    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.
    825 days ago
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