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Sunday, July 01, 2012

I have not been eating well by any means. I have gained a lot of weight back and am so sick of this process. I tried switching around my weight loss plan but have been unsuccessful, so I'm going back to (for the most part) what I did at school. However, i'm taking out my night snack and adding an extra day snack. pleaaaase work!

Here is my plan:
meal 1: (300 cals)
meal 2: (150 cals)
meal 3: (300 cals)
meal 4: (150 cals)
meal 5: (450 cals)

For the fitness part, next two weeks:
Mon. Yoga Workout
Tues. Spin Class
Wed. Yoga Workout + 20 mins cardio
Thurs. Spin Class
Fri. Yoga Workout + 20 mins cardio
Sat. Longer Run?

When my monday morning meetings end in 2 weeks I can bump up spin to 3x per week. If I switch then I plan to do:
M - spin
T - yoga
W - Spin
R - yoga
F - Spin
S - yoga

I'm also going to start tracking all my food again. It hard being at home because there is all this other food around, but I can do it. I also was trying to work it out so I can eat my mom's dinners, but it just isn't working. It's not that her meals aren't healthy, because they are, but her dinners are served anywhere from like 5:30-7 and they're not always that filling, and I also feel self conscious sometimes when I eat them because i'm hungry and she serves these little dinners too late for me so then I'm really hungry and i don't know how many calories are in them.

I also realized I like journaling after I get up. So I want to start doing that. One thing that I wrote on my profile page when I just updated it was that when I feel in control of my physical health everything else falls into place. Like when I have a good workout and feel like i'm losing weight I have a lot of mental focus and can be really productive. I need to focus on that instead of the other way around. Recently i've been like well I need to find a job and then in my extra time I can figure out how to lose weight, but that has not been working because my mental focus has been so off. I need to make myself the priority and then once i'm there I have plenty of time to do everything else i need to do.

That's one of the reasons I think this yoga routine will be good for me. I did it at the beginning of the year when I lost weight. It's not the most challenging routine, but it should help calm me, which is necessary because i've been so stressed!

Coming home is always really challenging for me because I have a complicated relationship with my parents, and living at home just brings me down. But I think the yoga routine mixed with the high energy spin classes which always put me in a good mood should help!

So today is the first day of July.

Here are my goals:
- lose at least 6-7 lbs (120lbs)
- establish set routine that I feel happy continuing with
- be happy!!
- get back my mental focus!
- be able to work in fun activities while still eating well (feel comfortable going out to dinner, drinks, etc with friends and still lose weight)
- hopefully be closer to finding a job! or have one :)
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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    I think you have great goals. Ultimately, just find what works for you. I can't tell you how many times I have switched up my food and/or workout schedule. Ha. This journey is all about trying new things as well as alternating foods/workouts. No matter what - don't quit. You can do this!
    2183 days ago
  • ANNE1123
    Very well thought out, organized and easy to follow. All the best and Happy 4th! emoticon
    2183 days ago
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