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Back at It!

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

I've gotten back on track again. This weekend was a real diversion off plan. Saturday, I was struggling internally with feelings and emotions...trying to get my psyche back to "up" with an inclination to feel "down." I think it was mostly anxiety. That seems to be my predominant negative emotion that I fight with. I guess the one good thing is that I recognize it and I do fight against it. I don't just give in to it. It is a really hard time for me to stay on plan. And I didn't manage to stick with it this weekend.

Yesterday, I tried to eat on plan and record everything. I underestimated and went over on my calories. Today, I ate and recorded everything and stayed in range. Yay!

In watching my weight during this period, I saw my weight go up to 198.2! Yikes! But, then today it was down to 193.6. Whew!

Today, I got back to C25K. I did Day 1 of Week 5...doing 3 5-minute runs, with 3-minute walks in-between. I did it! I used the breathe-in-for-3-steps/breathe
-out-for-2-steps breathing method. It helped. I was determined to do it...I knew it would be hard and I would be red-faced by the end. But that's okay. I would push through it...refuse to stop. I can rest and cool down afterwards...and I did! Here's my red-faced victory picture:

For dinner, we fixed a Spark Recipe...Chicken and Broccoli Casserole. It was delicious. I picked up the low-salt cream of mushroom soup and low-fat mayonnaise on the way home. When I got home, I started the water boiling and got my workout clothes on. I got DH to finish boiling the chicken and put the dish together while I did my C25K workout. It was an easy 5-ingredient dish and only 284 calories per serving. We had it with a slice of angel food cake with strawberries and light whipped cream.

It was gorgeous today! I enjoyed going out at lunchtime and seeing the great sunshine; and when I came home from work, I opened the kitchen windows for some great fresh air during our dinner and dinner preparations.

Hope you all had a great start to your week! Keep up the great work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on! emoticon emoticon

April goals/progress
1. Get below 190...Progress - at 193.6
2. Complete C25K...Progress - completed W5D1
3. Do 10 plank pushups...Progress - can do 3 plank pushups
4. Have fresh freggies daily...Progress - 8/9
5. Spend SP time daily...Progress - 8/9
6. Spend Wii time daily...Progress - 4/9

Picture of the day:
My son sent me a message, "Look what I can do, grandma!" ...and then this picture...

Looks like Amelia has discovered standing while holding on! You go, girl!
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    Amelia is darling!
    1896 days ago
  • SHARON10002
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    I have a harder time on the weekends, too. For me with my DH home, he wants to eat almost non-stop, and it's harder for me to distract myself. When it's just me, and he's not home from work, I can talk myself out of it, or find something to do. Tracking is important, and I've also found weighing for portion control a big help, too. I bought an OXO Digital readout scale, and it's so easy to use; plus it has a zero out feature so I can put my empty dish on it, zero it out, add food until I get to desired portion - it's foolproof!
    You are doing emoticon on your C25K!!!
    Love little Amelia standing up there all by herself! My little Leah is just sitting up by herself. Don't you just love being a grandma?!
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    1897 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/10/2013 10:22:05 PM
    cute grandbaby!
    hope the rest of your week goes great
    1897 days ago
    I get red faced with exercise too. Makes you feel lilke you really did something good.
    1897 days ago
  • CDCSMITH2013
    Way to go!
    1897 days ago
    emoticon Amelia!!! You GO girl!!!

    And you're doing GREAT Cathy!!! Identifying that it's anxiety that drives you to binge & over eat is a huge discovery! Often time, it's irrational fear that drives our anxiety. For me, I gotta work on "self talk" & getting myself to "stay in the moment"...otherwise I worry about everything & my anxiety level increases. And of course, w/the anxiety comes a huge appetite & I then my crave for comfort foods! Ice cream is my most favorite...but there's lots of others!!! I just need to find other ways to "comfort" my anxiety w/out using food! Easier said than done!

    Keep pushing girl...& moving forward!!! emoticon
    1897 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/10/2013 5:39:44 AM
    emoticon Amelia is too cute!
    1897 days ago
    You look great!
    1898 days ago
    Oh my gosh!! The picture of Amelia is soooooooooooooo cute!!!! Your son is wonderful to send you this picture with the caption! Love it!

    I like your beet red face picture too. LOL. Good job!
    1898 days ago
    Yep, tracking food makes SUCH a big difference. It really helps a lot. You have a great plan going there and it sounds like you had a super great day!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1898 days ago
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