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Thursday, April 19, 2012

In my last blog entry I "could smell the 159.5" ... well as past patterns tend to repeat themselves, I slowly let little unnecessary pleasures sneak into my day. A second glass of wine, a few extra handfuls of Cheez It crackers or that slice of cheese for me when making dinner or lunches. Even though I had walked and played 18 holes of golf both Sat. and Sunday AND carried my own bag on Sunday (yep we have a caddy program which I had to use on Sat.)....I knew that 150's smell was waning. Something in my brain hit me on Monday - STOP! And that I did. I exercised 3 days in a row, ate very well, made excellent choices and substitutions, explained the substitutions I was making to my husband and come weigh-in this morning: I am VERY happy to report that I held the 162.5 and the wonderful smell of the 150's is yet again prevalent.

I can feel attitude change - I can see my husband and kids routing for me in their own little ways...hey mom, how was your walk today? Did you use any weights today? I am loving the smile as I put the fat free sour cream on my Tex/Mex and NO tortilla chips...or how about the extra kiss before my husband leaves for work?

When you are headed in the right direction, when you attitude is positive - others notice and help you along - I am liking that!

So what have I done? What are my little changes?

1 - 1 hour walks and using the "map my route" tab to log my distance and rate/hour. It is too fun!

2. Building in "bursts" of exercise throughout the day - say 100 jumping jacks while my food is warming in the microwave; or waiting for the last spin to stop on the washer -

3. As I go up the stairs - I do it a little faster AND go down and up again - 10 seconds....several times a day.

4. Lunge to bathroom

1 -4 above - call me crazy, but why not?

5. Foods: I am trying to look for a bigger "bang for the buck" in terms of calories/fat/protein/fiber - example: a favorite breakfast of mine is a 100% whole wheat mini bagel with 1 tbsp of smooth peanut butter. Well the PB has a high fat content - good on protein, but high on fat - so I cut that to 1/2 a tbsp and added a smidgen of pure honey. Honey is just as satisfying for me, but it has no fat and less Cals.

Another example: substituting a whole wheat pita with pocket for 2 slices of multi-grain bread.

One more: in stead of using deli meats, I purchase chicken breasts (no skin/bone), turkey breasts (not frozen, no skin, no bones) and pork tenderloins ( when on sale) and I season them with lemon pepper or just salt n pepper or rosemary, garlic and cracked pepper - cook and store for use in sandwiches, or cubed on a salad or spiced up with some marinara sauce or tex/mex for dinners. It is so easy to judge the 3 oz portion and on a $$/pound basis it is MUCH CHEAPER than deli meats.

Here's to following that wonderful "smell" and being able to hail from the 150's next Thursday!
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  • FULANITAA
    These are great ideas. I'll be preparing myself some chicken breasts & pita (maybe spread a little bit of humus too).
    2374 days ago
  • FITMARY
    Those "little" changes are gonna add up. Plus 100 jumping jacks? Woo hoo!
    2400 days ago
  • SHINTON1618
    Sounds awesome! You are doing great.
    2400 days ago
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