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Waiting for spring!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

I’ve had to seriously re-evaluate my calorie intake and such in the past few days. I found in the past few weeks I let myself control what I ate without counting and I did fine. I didn’t gain, lost a few ounces and was enjoying myself. But I found by not counting I wasn’t eating as responsibly, feeding myself protein and such to help with my strength building leaving me hungry at weird times. So I started playing around with my calorie tracker and fitness thing on Spark. I put in exactly how much I was working out and how many calories I burned each day. I found that my actual calorie allowance that will allow me to lose the last 8 pounds I want to lose by June when I go on vacation is 1700-2000! Doesn’t that sound insane? But it gives me room to breathe and feed myself correctly. I’ve been trying to make a lot of chicken in advance and giving myself up to 5-6 ounces with lunch and other meals. And breakfast I’ve been adding more protein also. So I am definitely finding myself wanting to get “back on track”. I never fell off but I like counting and feeling responsible and I don’t feel as restricted. I do work out a lot and need to feed myself responsibly for it.

I’ve looked at some bathing suits lately and I’ve realized the idea of wearing short sleeves and spring clothing is both scary and exciting. I tried on some bathing suits and while I’m proud of where I am, I have a lot of inward work to do on accepting my body the way it is and being happy with it. I love myself and just need to enforce it daily. Bathing suit shopping is coming whether I want it to or not and it WILL be a lot of fun!

Weirdly I don’t have much else to write about! WEIRD lol. I am just exciting that the weather is getting warmer. I cannot wait to get outside. Matt got me a heart rate monitor for Valentines Day and I cannot wait to try it out tomorrow. I want to bike ride and jog and take my dog for walks sooo bad. It wasn’t too cold today and sunny and just walking her around the block made me feel so happy. I love being outdoors and being fit enough to truly enjoy the outdoors is a huge plus!
Watching Glee now. See ya!
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    I love spring. I'm getting excited about the idea of being outside! You are doing a fabulous job! You brightened up my night by talking about spring.
    2954 days ago
  • SILLYHP1953
    I am ready to get outside, too. I hear it's supposed to be 67f here Friday. I can hardly imagine it. Do they still make yellow polka dot bikinis? I think not, but I haven't looked at bikinis in years.
    2955 days ago
  • VIXEN2188
    Sounds like your doing pretty well. That's great that your able to eat enough to get yourself the nutrients you need! Winter is my favorite time of year but this year I have just longed for spring or fall the whole time. Just didn't enjoy that much I guess.
    2956 days ago
    awesome! and me too on spring! first time I am not going to be self conscious about my shoulder arms being fat in my life
    2956 days ago
    I am waiting for Spring as well and really looking forward to the warmer weather. This will be the first spring season at my new weight, I am looking forward to gardening with my new found energy!!! I should be able to plant the best garden ever!!!!
    2956 days ago
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