Rededicating Myself

Sunday, February 03, 2013

I have resolved to lose 13 pounds in 13 weeks, but what am I doing to make it happen? I have done a bit of fitness virtually every day (missed 2). The fitness I've done hasn't really gotten my heart pounding or sweat pouring, but I am leaps and bounds ahead of where I was. I think I will do more Leslie Sansone to really rev up my fat burning! I need to take strength training more seriously because when the weather warms up for spring and summer and I'm baring flesh, I want it to look toned as well as less fat! Some of you fitness fanatics really inspire me with your pictures!

I buy and fix a lot of healthy food. The trouble is I augment it with a lot of not-so-healthy things. I won't enumerate all the poor eating choices I have made in 2013, but suffice it to say, I have been over my calorie limit many days. I need to do like my other spark friend that makes a plan to eat 7 helpings of "freggies" each day. I usually clock 3, but need to get more. I did that today by eating corn and turnip greens with my trout as well as some pinto beans. I then didn't eat anything else until about an hour ago when I put together a big veggie salad with several kinds of lettuce, cherry tomatoes, beets and feta cheese. I am feeling pretty satiated now. I still have a few calories to spare so I might eat some graham crackers later.

I made a healthy fruit salad a la Hungry Girl that includes cucumbers in the mix. You can google just about any of her recipes and get them online--where I got this recipe. It is supposed to marinate until tomorrow, but I'll need to get those "freggies" in tomorrow too.

I am being very good about getting in my water. I usually get 8-9 servings daily, but I consider 6 to be very good if that's all I get. I have a streak going where I have to get 6 cups and I do that nearly every day.

I have NOT been a good tracker for several months. One reason is that I eat so many homemade things and tracking them is pretty time-consuming and inexact. I tracked everything today though and I hope I am turning over a new leaf. I REALLY want to jumpstart my weightloss again. I want to get into the 210s. I really want to get below 200 in 2013. I have to do more than I have been doing lately if I want that number to change though.

I wore my pants and a top that I couldn't fit into last summer to church today. It's a top that always gets compliments, and I looked really nice. I want to look nicer still.

Let's rededicate ourselves to our goals today and every day as we get nearer and nearer to our preferred health and fitness status! Keep on sparking!
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  • KAREN608
    I really need to rededicate myself, as with husband home every day, the amount of food and junk food is really high in the house now. When I spent the summer mostly alone it was so much easier but this is the real world so I better get real, soon. Scale is not looking good for me anymore. I did some light wii today, 60 calories burnt. oooh. Not much.
    2270 days ago
    Sounds like you have a plan.
    I also cook most of my own things but I have added them to my tracker. It really is time well spent. If you have to cut time somewhere I would not cut time on this. Tracking accurately really is key. Just my2cents worth.
    2270 days ago
    Love the attitude! I was on a great streak until my parents rolled into town yesterday. I got a 4 mile walk in and then spent the rest of the evening cooking for us all, unloading the vehicles, and doing LOTS of laundry. TONS of laundry actually. I felt like I worked in a hotel for a minute there!

    I need to get on the bandwagon with you and lose 13 pounds in 13 weeks. That sounds like a great plan, but I have had such a bad headache for 2 days that I barely move and it starts back up again. It's muscle tension and I can't seem to get it worked out. May have to call the Alaska Man and get him large paws on my shoulder and just tell him to SQUEEZE as hard as he can on it and see if it lets up.

    I am proud of you for kicking it up a notch. That is on my list "to do" this week as well.
    2270 days ago
    I'm a pretty efficient tracker...just make sure you track everything...I have just met my requirements and then realized I forgot to (or left out on purpose) the BBQ sauce or ketchup, etc...that pesky little condiment category ruins me somedays!
    2271 days ago
  • MARIANNE9855
    What a bummer- I just wrote something and lost it-
    anyway I track my food before I eat it which helps. I also got the tip from WWs to eat a fruit or vegetable with every meal and snack which is really helping me eat a lot more healthy food- plus it can slow down something that is not so healthy if you have to find a fruit or veg to go with it.
    Lastly exercise may not make a huge difference alone but it can help you become more fit whatever your size is and that makes me feel so much better and more healthy. emoticon
    2271 days ago
    Was just going to say.. but ITSMATT beat me to it. If you enter the recipe for whatever you're having into the recipe calculator, it takes the work out of it, and it's there for next time. I think that's what keeps me grounded on this new way of eating. The tracker. It helps me know where my problem areas are. Mine was fat content. And I've been working on it (slowly) since I came here. Congrats on the clothes fitting. Thats one NSV I can't wait to see on myself =)

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    2271 days ago
    As Matt said, food is more important than exercise (for weight loss anyway).
    Please keep us posted on your progress.
    2271 days ago
    emoticon I am all excited about starting week 5 tomorrow!
    2271 days ago
    Hi there - how are you doing?

    So, the weight loss success is ALL ABOUT the food.

    I eat a fair amount of homemade stuff. Takes maybe 10 minutes tops to enter the recipes - often less, and then they are in there.

    I encourage you to TAKE THE TIME.

    Because the exercise won't make the weight loss happen if the food isn't under control.

    Ask me how I know.

    I like your positive attitude and I congratulate you on fitting into those clothes. Feels good, doesn't it?

    I look forward to hearing about your future successes!

    Make it a great day!
    2271 days ago
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