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Friday, July 27, 2012

Tomorrow is the end of my second round of boot camp
I have not lost any weight
I can't tell if I am shrinking in size or not, but my guess is probably
I need to start eating better. I don't eat necessarily poorly but I might need to start eating more... I may not be getting enough calories for the amount of work I do. Then again this thinking sometimes tricks my mind into over eating so that is definitely an issue.
I might start doing different workouts... Maybe take a week off from the next round of boot camp and do some cardio boxing
I'm trying to save some money..perhaps when I get to a certain point I will invest in a kickboxing class downtown... I sure do miss that :)
Anyway I am dripping sweat so I should probably shower
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    Are you tracking EVERYTHING you eat? It doesn't sound like you are. That is a really big part of staying on track for me. Not only does it make me be accountable for how much I eat, but the daily recommendations have made me eat more balanced meals as well. If you sign up for the diabetic meals plans, even if you opt not to use the SP meal plans the other recommendations will still be tailored for a diabetic (or so I was told). I know you don't always choose what you eat very wisely (who is perfect all the time? Not me!) so maybe concentrate on eating more vegetables and fruits and less processed foods. Start out simply and add one extra serving of veggies to your meals a day. Use brown rice instead of white rice. Pack your lunch instead of eating out. Eat a No Sugar Added Skinny Cow ice cream sandwich instead of a Klondike Bar (although they too have a no sugar added option in two flavors!). Change your habits at the grocery store.

    I've made a challenge for myself: pick a new fruit, vegetable, or other healthy ingredient that I've never had or cooked with before at least once a week for two months. I've tried Butternut Squash, quinoa, eggplant, jicama, greek yogurt, and cooked spinach (I've eaten it raw in salads but never tried cooking with it before). It got me more interested in cooking again AND got me to plan more healthy meal

    Also, I while I think the bootcamp is a great way to get back into working out, it sounds like you need to work in more high-intensity exercises like Step Aerobics or Zumba or something along those lines. Just a suggestion!

    I know how frustrating it can be to not see the results on the scale or in your clothes, but in order to truly change we need to be honest with ourselves first so we can truly examine what we're doing and see where we went wrong so we can pick a better path. I've also personally learned that beating myself up when I don't make good choices doesn't do any good, and I've gotten better at admitting my missteps and moving on in a positive way!

    Good luck - keep at it! WE can do it!
    2460 days ago
    Thank you :) I've gotten up at 4am for the past 2 months (almost) and have worked out. I definitely feel better throughout the day and my mood is pretty elevated as well :)

    I just need to make sure I'm getting my nutrients -- I seem to think that I'm so busy that I can't figure it out, but I need to really sit down and evaluate what is going on

    Thanks for your support and advice -- I'll see what I can do!
    2461 days ago
  • no profile photo KWRIGHT26
    If it doesn't work, do something different! Don't be scared to change the rules of the game if the rules don't work for you. My rules would give the "official" rules a coronary... something between 40 and 45% fat and less than 100 g of carbohydrates a day... but it works where the "official" guideline didn't, my bloodwork is getting better, and I fixed the macronutrient/calorie stuff in the Tracker to reflect my way and Spark hasn't exploded yet. Play with it until it's working consistently, you're satisfied and enjoying your food, and you're rocking your kickboxing and boot camp workouts.

    Great way to start the morning, by the way!
    2461 days ago
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