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Trial and Error

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The last few days have been killer, but good. I’m averaging 4 hours of sleep a night (not good I know), but have successfully tracked my food for 2 days straight. I’m proud of myself. I’ve been blowing through my calorie ranges which is extremely frustrating, but I have been practicing intuitive eating and trying to keep the freggies going. Yesterday, I got 5 servings in which is great.

I miss Zumba and the gym!

Now more than ever, I’ve realized that this weight loss journey changes A LOT. You simply cannot do the same things you did at the beginning, and the body is often one stubborn machine. The body won’t do what you want it to do, you are at its mercy and most importantly, you must respect it. Filling it with crappy food just won’t cut it, it’ll come back to bite you. I’m sure most of you know this already, but I’m mostly repeating this for myself. The key is to keep tweaking your plan, seeing what works and what doesn’t. Trial and error.

As with a lot of Sparkers, weekends are deadly. My weekends are deadly. All of my planning and self control goes out the window. However, this weekend, I intend to change that and remain in control of my eating. Because of the 1 hour drive, my cast mate was kind enough to open her home to me and another girl so that we wouldn’t have to waste so much gas. She doesn’t live too far, and it’s certainly a God send to me to have somewhere to sleep that isn’t an hour away. There are still nice people out there! She even asked us what our favorite drinks and foods were!

I’ve been cast in two extra shows recently (so technically, I’m in 3 shows at once), and am currently trying to figure out scheduling. It’s going to be crazy, but at least with one of the gigs, I get paid and is also a world premiere musical. Really cool stuff! I’m sure it’ll all get figured out eventually, but I worry about rehearsals overlapping. I’ll do the best I can. Trial and error.

Do the best you can SparkBuddies, the journey is worth it.

Miss B
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  • SUGAR0814
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    1888 days ago
    you're on track for continued success!
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    1888 days ago
    Theres my upbeat B! Im happy to see ur figuring things out emoticon I hate it when ppl talk abt weight loss like its a simple equation. If it was that easy, wed all be thin! Like u said, we are at the mercy of our body. We can be doing all the right things yet still it refuses to budge....a week or 2 goes by and bam, there goes 3 lbs! Its crazy but so true. Weight loss, as well as life, is about adapting - boy, dont we know abt that!!!??? I look fwd to hearing how opening night goes and the other gigs that are coming up. I love u sweetie, and keep up all the hard work. It may not feel like much now but ur body is thanking u Im sure!
    1888 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon YEAH!!! Congratulations, Miss B...it sounds like all in all, and at the rate you're going, everything's coming up roses, as the old song goes :) Keep up the wonderful work - wow!! Anxiously anticipating more good news from you... - Susan
    1888 days ago
  • SUNSET09
    All we can do is do our best and leave the rest up to the Lord. Good going in a successful journey as what's for you, is and will be for you. Keep up the good and and I know, emoticon ! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1889 days ago
    I'm very happy for you about you being cast in the shows. Seems like during the hectic days ahead -it will be challenging to your diet and tracking. But -you can do it! Glad to read all the positive things going on in your life.-YAY!!! I hope though that you can /will somehow get more sleep...
    1889 days ago
    WOW ... 3 at once.
    Wish I lived on the West Coast ... I go to see all of them

    Take care Miss B
    1889 days ago
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