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1/14/11 6:44 P

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My calories are inline. :) Ok, so when you walk so much your body becomes used to it and very efficient at it. So you use less calories to do the same thing. It takes less than 200 extra calories to gain weight over time. The weight packs on so slowly that we don't even notice it. Dieting the right way it comes off just as slowly, but out eating lifestyle is becomes very different, so we don't gain it back.

The trick to exercise? Change it up all the time. :)

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1/14/11 2:09 P

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I was given a pedometer by our wellness team at work for a new get healthy and fit project they are doing to get employees heaalthy. So thought i try it yesterday, now yesterday was a busy day but not crazy busy and I walked over 8.4 miles and over 10,000 steps. Granted some days are move active than others but why am i still overweight? I guess that is where clean eating comes in, so far keeping up with eat pretty good.

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1/12/11 8:08 A

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I'm doing better on the calories. Not running as much. :( It's been 5 degrees or so here. I've been sticking with crossfit. Mostly it's the amount of calories I eat that kills me. If I can stay within my range..... 2 days in a row so far. :)

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1/11/11 8:32 P

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Today went well even went for a jog today. I wanted to get it in before the snowstorm that we have outside right now. I'm starting to feel really good.

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1/10/11 8:14 A

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I haven't noticed a difference from the cleanse. But I eat fairly clean anyway. :) I'm still getting in to many calories, even if they are good ones. I haven't been for a run in 3 days because of the snow. We went boarding Sat and finished the day skiing. I used some muscles I don't use when working out! I felt so young and able to just take off and spend the entire day without dropping in energy! That's what it's all about! :) Now I need to get my calories under control for spring races!

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1/9/11 9:49 P

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Just finished week one and so far so good, and I really feel the difference. Lost some water weight, the hardest this week has been reminding myself no carbonated beverages and what is considered process and unhealthy for my body.

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1/7/11 9:03 P

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It's both. I got it at GNC. It had the pills and a drink. Hmm....

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1/7/11 1:38 P

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Let me know how it works. I bought the capsules at walmart last night, be interesting to see which works better. Did you get the juice?

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1/7/11 12:22 P

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I got the acia cleanse you were talking about. Started it today. :)

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1/6/11 10:45 A

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I get to many calories. :) I struggle to keep them down. I tend to eat really healthy calories. Just a lot. :) Today I'm trying for a rest day. I will probably wind up at the gym for a crossfit class tonight. I get tense without a workout. My calories are still coming out to high for weight loss. :(

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1/6/11 9:34 A

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Today is day 5, lost a few pounds of water weight but a loss is a loss. The important thing is staying on plan, and changing my eating style. This is definitely a work in progress.
The only problem i have is getting enough calories in I try to keep it at 1200-1400. I headed to the store later today after I plan my week of menus. Today it's snowing pretty hard so plan to work on the treadmill starting the couch potato to 5k since I committed something recently(see my blog post today).

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1/3/11 5:50 P

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I was stuck in a classroom for 2 1/2 hours right before lunch. :( I ate 2 gram crackers to make it through, then pigged out on spinach for dinner. Feeling better now. :) Ugh! I so wish I had remembered my yogurt. Same calories as the crackers, but so much better! Dinner is done! :) I'm off to my crossfit gym for a killer workout.

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1/3/11 2:18 P

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Thanks! I know! I work in a hospital and you think there might be some healthy foods in the cafeteria, other than the salad bar which is usually loaded with macaroni salads ect there is nothing!!! I usually get whatever, which is usually fried and loaded with fat. So I plan to steer clear of going there, another goal of mine.

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1/3/11 12:53 P

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BTW Awesome job with the popcorn! Movie theater popcorn is loaded. :(

Edited by: LUV-2-RUN at: 1/3/2011 (12:54)
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1/3/11 12:50 P

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Ugh! I forgot my Greek yogurt. :( I work in a school and treats are everywhere! Staying clear of the teachers lounge, Starbucks muffins for everyone. Isn't funny, it's so easy to buy processes foods, but good quality protein in the work place?

Doing good, if I get itching for a snack I'll buy a song! :)

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1/3/11 10:08 A

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It sounds like a good plan, I plan on organizing before i get back to work tommorow. I'll check in later.

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1/3/11 8:36 A

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I'm off to work. I have my meals for the day planned. A bit of a run this morning! :)I'll check-in mid-afternoon as this is the hardest time for me.

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1/2/11 7:09 P

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Thank you for the goodie! Dinner is done. It was a good day, except for not sticking with my plan. :) Not to bad, if I'm going off the plan I'm glad it was fruit. Sugar, even natural, good sugar adds to my belly fat. The worst place! Planned for tomorrow I start back to work tomorrow. ")

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1/2/11 6:39 P

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I think you did good. You could have went for something else but you didn't, remember baby steps. It's so hard to be 100% all the time, let alone when you just get the ball rolling again. When that happens go for some good lean protein to counteract the sugar carbs. It may not stop you from eliminating your binge but it can provide you from wanting more carbs.

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1/2/11 4:49 P

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Ok, So I did really well yesterday. I bought 3 songs, :) Motivation during the day. Today? I just pigged out on fruit. Not a lot, 2 cups of cherries, but not what I wanted to do. I want to eat clean and follow my plan! The plan called for 1 cup. I'm good on calories and what not, but came on-line to get away from even more sugary food. :) I'll make dinner right after my friend leaves. She's coming over now. She'll leave just before dinner starts. I'm ready. :) Holding steady!

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12/31/10 4:31 P

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I saved this for Jan 1st. That's tomorrow so here I am! :)

Here are my goals
1.eat 3 PLANNED meals per day, even if I've screwed up. This is so that I don't trade bad calories for good ones. This is my habit, screw up during the day, skip dinner. It doesn't fuel my body or my morning run very well. :(
2.drink 120oz of water daily
3.the entire month gluten free

All right, I've started day one. I found this cool web page for a 100 day challenge. We are doing 30, but I printed it out and will put it on the fridge to mark off the days. :)

www.teampenguin.com/100days.php

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12/30/10 12:40 P

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The below does appear wordy I know but to make it simple list 3 goals this month you want to achieve in the order of importance. Make a post and edit it once a week or more if you need to to let us know what you have been successful with and what needs work.
Here are my goals
1.Eat breakfast everyday within an hour of waking up.
2.drink 8 glasses of water daily
3.Always pair a complex carb with a low fat protein.
I have many more but these are the 3 basically I will work on this month, i do plan on exercising but did not include them as a daily goal.


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12/29/10 10:20 A

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Ok, here are some thoughts for a challenge.I saw this on the clean eating site and thought I post it here for us to do here.
I've been reading about why people can't follow an eating plan (hate the word diet) for any length of time, even though they really, really want to.A coworker says it's based on emotional eating. People see food as way more than it is - they use it to help them feel better, as a reward, to take the place of something or someone else..People also tend to make way too many excuses about why it was ok to cheat (and it never really is ok). The thing that really hit me was when she said that there isn't any such thing as willpower. If we have something available to us that we really want, it's only a matter of time before we eat it. When she works with a weightloss client, the first thing she does is clean out their cupboards/frig and help them shop for healthy replacements. Most people tend to do far better with fewer choices, at least until they change their thinking about the purpose of food.

Based on my reading and her advice, I'd like this challenge to accomplish two things:
1) Get rid of the emotional attachment to food and start seeing it as fuel for our bodies. The better the fuel, the better our bodies will perform.
2) Realize that it isn't ok to cheat.Even though if you do it is not over. It's not just about eating something we shouldn't; its about cheating ourselves out of the health and results we want to see.

Here the plan (subject to change by your input):

By January 2nd:Make a plan
You will be choosing the foods that will make up your meals until the end of January. If you want to do this weekly that's okay.

Choose 4 LEAN protein sources (whole foods, not bars or protein powders).
Choose 4 sources of starchy carbs, i.e. oats, whole grains, rice (not white), sweet potatoes...
Choose 3 types of fruit (whole fruits, not juice).
You don't have to limit your veggie sources, as all veggies are good. Just make sure you consume them without sauces or additives - as close to nature as possible.
Get rid of the junk leftover from the holdays. Stock your cupboard and frig/freezer with the foods you have chosen. Get rid of anything else.
Don't like throwing out food? Take a box of unopened stuff into work leave it on the table, put it in the fridge and make a notice for all who wants it as free. No guilt it's out of your sight and mind, just don't look in the fridge til it's gone. Take your cooler to work and eat only your planned foods.
For those of you who have family members that will want to shoot you for doing this, you'll have to let them have their normal food, but you'll have to work extra hard to stay completely away from it. For those of you who have more flexibility, get rid of anything that isn't one of your selected food items!

For the rest of January: Make up your meals and snacks using only the foods you chose at the beginning of the month. I know what you're thinking..."how boring, I'll get so tired of those foods..." That's ok, because boring and tired are emotions, and we're getting rid of the emotional connection to food. Think of it as quality fuel for your body and your life. You'll actually become quite creative about combining foods and finding different ways to cook them.

Support: Everyone in the challenge can or not post their chosen foods by Jan. 4th. We can share recipes and cooking ideas, and post our daily meals. THE MOST IMPORTANT THING: We don't condone cheating - we don't tell each other that it's ok you ate that piece of cake, or that it was only one glass of wine...for one month only, there won't be any cheating.

Rewards: At the end of each week give yourself a reward that isn't related to food. A new book, some quiet time...doesn't have to be fancy or expensive - just acknowledge that you made it through the week giving your body healthy fuel.

I know it will be challenging for those of us who have to prepare meals for others, but we're just going to have to do it. We know what we'll be eating, and it may be more work, but will be well worth it.

There aren't any cheat meals this month, no foods at all that aren't on your list. Absolutely no alcohol , but hopefully by the end of January, we'll all have a new attitude about food and its true purpose.

Thoughts??? Changes???

One last thing other than the above post something you will be accountable to pick up to 3 goals , this could be drinking your 8 glasses of water or running 5 miles/day. It can be as little or as much as you want it to be.

Edited by: DAISYANE at: 12/29/2010 (10:42)
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