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3/19/14 9:58 P

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No exercise today. It was my 12 hour day at work. boo!

Today looked something like this:

Bacon egg white and cheese on toast

Egg white and cream cheese on wrap


Peaches and blueberries

vitaTop pizza

Pineapple and Animal crackers

I know. I'm a strange eater, but whatever. I just eat what I have a taste for. I used to follow so many different plans that I just enjoy being free and not eating something because someone else told me too. I'm the boss of me.

Stopped by the store and picked up veggies for a salad so I will be probably having a large salad for lunch tomorrow yum! Can't wait !

Tomorrow will probably be a no exercise day as well. We have a lot going on at work but if I can get out early enough, I will try and sneak some in. BUT as for now, I plan to eat lower cal foods tomorrow to Accomodate for the reduced calories burned. That's why things like salad (veggies), fruit, eggs, protein bar will get me through


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3/17/14 11:47 P

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Thanks QT Lady!!!


Monday : 153.4. I had to weigh again just to make sure I am really under 155, and I REALLY AM! Thank God!

Got to sleep in today and it felt wonderful! I didn't even get up and get to exercising until 1130 but I needed the rest ! I would love another day like that.

Exercise: 482 calories burned

Vita Top 190 calorie pizza
GF corn muffin I baked
Chicken sandwich and salad (scrumptious )



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3/16/14 9:23 A

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That's wonderful! Congrats to you!!

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3/16/14 1:57 A

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Saturday : 153.6

Oh My Goodness! So happy to see another drop !!! Woohoo!

I couldn't believe it this morning when I got on the scale! I didn't work out yesterday because my allergies were bothering me and even this morning I didn't feel so hot...but let me tell ya...when I saw 153, I was so pumped I Had to exercise ! I was just too happy!

So this means that I really truly am on to something with this calorie monitoring ! Hooray! Thank God I know what works for me :-)


I'm under 155! Let's celebrate! The 140s are right around the corner!!! Oh my!

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3/13/14 10:42 A

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Woo! Congrats on breaking the plateau! Great job!

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3/12/14 12:10 P

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QTLADY :)

Thank you for the encouragement! It means a lot!

I am in a much better place! Just to think that I was approx 170 @ Thanksgiving makes me really appreciate every pound loss!

Breaks are important. Im learning to really balance everything and that is so FREE'ING. I don't have to beat myself up if I can't exercise on any day, I just need to adjust my meals accordingly. If I have a day that Im just laying around the house, I definitely do not need the same amount of calories that I would need on a day when I run 5 miles. That's just the bottom line! :) So I just thank God that I am allowing myself to be a little less rigid now because when I have my baby I will need to be able to adjust once again... and I sure can't beat myself up if I can't get to the gym or follow a particular eating plan. No. I just need to know how to keep my balance! ;-)

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3/12/14 12:05 P

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Weight: 155 yeaaaaaaaaa!! Good bye to that fluctuation between 156-158! Moving in the right direction. It definitely tests my patience but hey.. 1-2 PERMANENT POUNDS a week is worth it :)

Got a good workout in this morning. I will update my calories later.

So far today:

Tuna on toast w/ reduced fat sharp cheese and low fat chips. Super delicious.

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3/12/14 11:49 A

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Sounds like you have a great plan going. It's ok to take breaks- that's definitely something I've learned. Hope your weigh in was great!

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3/11/14 9:22 P

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Ok. Its been a week. TOM arrived and I stayed on track.. Zig zagged my calories. Had a craving for fruits and veggies last week so I bought a load of fruits and made some vegetable soup and my NON-COOKING behind had meals for a few days! Worked out wonderfully. I did not exercise every single day, but I cannot go any longer than 2 days without exercising. I just feel guilty. So on the days when I wasn't exercising, I made sure I kept my calories in check consistent with the reduced activity. When you really start tracking your actual calories burned in a day, you're just so much more motivated to do SOMETHING.. anything to burn those cals.

Unfortunately work has been crazy so I have hardly gotten enough sleep or exercise the last 2 days, so tomorrow I will be sure to get an intense session in with a goal of no less than 600 calories burned. I actually feel good that I can skip a day here and there and still lose. I don't know if I would feel as good about my weightloss if I weren't tracking my activity calories as well as my food calories. I think that is what makes me feel a lot better this time around, so I'm sticking to it!

Todays meals looked like:

1. Oatmeal / Quest bar
2. Grapefruit w/ blueberries
3. 100 cal popcorn
4. Tuna on 2 slices toast with cheese, boston lettuce, tomatoes, onion & low fat chips
5. Tuna on 60 calorie wrap

I plan to weigh in tomorrow.

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3/4/14 8:49 A

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I'm still here! A very busy weekend, but I kept my eyes on the prize. Saturday I had an extremely busy day. I ended up having to work, so my day started bright and early. Afterward, I was so tired, I thought maybe I would go home and get some rest and then workout around 8pm. Scary, I know. Im not really into workout out right before bed time. Anyway, on my way home, I was exhausted and decided that I wanted to go and get frozen yogurt. Yea, not planned, but whatever. OMG! I ate the frozen yogurt treat and lo and behold, as I was driving the rest of the way home, I noticed that I had so much energy that I turned around and went to the gym!

I guess the SUGAR from the frozen yogurt treat did the trick! I could NOT believe it. That definitely was not the plan. Haha. It wasn't like I told myself to go get frozen yogurt as a pre workout snack. It was just going to be a TREAT and I was going to still go home and lay down. Well, let me tell ya. I got to the gym and did an amazing workout. My heart rate monitor w/ my Polar activity tracker, tracked 743 calls! So over 90 minutes later, I left the gym feeling awesome! Had an awesome workout!

Sunday, I was hoping that maybe I would see a drop in the scale. Ugh. Nope. Still staying at 157. That really bites, but all I can do is keep going, right? I decided to zig zag my calories a bit and do a few higher calorie days and then lower calorie to shake up my metabolism and see if that does the trick. Other than that, TOM is right around the corner, maybe tomorrow, so that could be it as well. Yesterday I didn't track calories religiously. I still worked out for an hour but it was just a whimpy walk on the treadmill for an hour while I watched a tv program. No jogging at all. I have to check my monitor but Im sure I probably only burned maybe 200 calories, if that.

So today will be a lower calorie day. It will still all even out at the end of the week, but I know that cycling calories can sometimes do the trick when my body is in a plateau.

OH! I know I am all over the place today, but I am starting an official challenge for myself until Easter. It will start tomorrow. It may just be for me to religiously count my cals for the next 46 days.. I haven't figured it out yet, but I want to challenge myself somehow.

More details later.

I definitely need to see 155 and under soon. I need 155 to be my "high" weight.. So I hope this works!


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2/28/14 5:56 P

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Yesterday - no exercise. I also had about 1400 cals. Not over maintenance level but definitely more than I planned.

FRIDAY

Exercise - yea ..well that kinda sucked this morning. I was tired and felt really HEAVY for some reason. But anyway, burned only 234 calories. Better than nothing!

1. Turkey pastrami on toast

2. 100 cal popcorn

3. Quest bar

4.



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2/26/14 11:17 A

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Ok. So I am fluctuating between 156-157, so no drop yet. .. so I am absolutely ready for the next drop! :D

So.. let's see. Last week's official low was 156, so this week I expect to claim anything between 154 - 155, since I am focusing on losing between 1 and 2 pounds a week. I know I am only half way thru the week, but I can't wait to for the next drop so that I can see if what I am doing is working the way I think it should.

I guess there is no point of charting my food every single day because my menu is pretty boring, but I will definitely post my exercise and calories for the day since that is what I am really zoning it onů. Cracking the Code to this weight loss madness!

I do also notice that my true weight shows on the days when I get a FULL night's rest. In the middle of the week, I tend to only get 4-5 hours of sleep and on those days, my weight is higher than on weekends when I get 6-8+ hours of rest. Just shows how important sleep is.

Last night I had a case of insomnia. I felt snacky and ended up eating a serving of pretzels. :( When I woke up I was kind of ticked about it because I didn't want to have to subtract 120 calories from my calories for today, especially since my day really hadn't even officially started yet. So I decided to do extra exercise this morning so that I could get those calories back! LOL.

So anyway, instead of the 300+ calls that I have been tracking, this morning I burned 525 cals. I am happy about that! I don't want to be doing anything to sabotage myself at this point. I want to see that scale move!

C'mon 155! I want to see you this week!

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2/26/14 12:10 A

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1. FAGE - 2%
2. Lasagna (Amys) + salad
3. Egg white & pastrami wrap
4. Quest bar + milk

Total: 1345
Exercise: 350

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2/24/14 10:12 P

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Let me sum up today fast. No weigh in

1. turkey pastrami, egg, cheese sandwich
2. " "
3. chips & lite sour cream
4. salad
5. PB2 cookies and milk.. (no more left)

Exercise: 392
Food: 1245

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2/23/14 3:07 P

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156.8

Had a great super sweaty workout this morning in my sweat suit. Weighed in afterward and saw 154.8. To keep things consistent, I'm using 156.8 as the official weighin. I am just happy to see the scale moving in the right direction. I have been doing a lot of reading on the whole calorie in/out deal because I got a new heart rate monitor and activity tracker. I'm really trying to understand the whole weightloss thing so I can get a real grip on exactly what I need to do to lose weight...and I'm praying that if I figure that out, I can also maintain / control my weight so much easier than in the past.

1. Turkey pastrami w/ egg and low fat white American cheese sandwich
***super delicious

2. Salad - (protein - egg, cheese)

3. half veggie burger + chips w/lite sour cream

4. pb2 cookies & milk


Exercise : Treadmill. 65 minutes (435 cals)



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2/22/14 3:19 P

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Still 157! I'm kind of surprised since I haven't exercised the last 2 days.

1. Quest bar

2. Brown rice, veggie, and tofu meal & a plum

This last meal was small, but for some reason I still feel too full. Indigestion. Hate that!

3. Pb2 cookies, GF pretzels ..little red wine



Exercise:

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2/19/14 9:00 P

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157.6

Thank Goodness! Another drop! :)

This morning, I pumped out my exercise bright and early. I am sooo thankful for that
Exercise: 65 min

1. orange
2. 1 packet oatmeal
3. Tofu Scramble with veggies
4. strawberries
5. Atkins small protein bar
6. gluten free pancakes for din din

:)

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2/18/14 8:56 P

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Ok. Enough with this weight! C'mon! I know I can't get a big drop everyday but i am ready for 157...please and thank you .

1. 2 boiled eggs with hummus. 2 slices 45 calorie, low carb toast

2. Pineapple

3. 2 boiled eggs with hummus. 1 slice of toast

4. Strawberries/blueberries

5. Quest bar / gluten free pretzels

Today will be a rest day. No exercise. I had a craving for egg salad today. Used the hummus instead of mayo. Delicious

Last bite of food at 730. Really want to start cutting off my meals by 6 and bed by 10pm. Really need to work on getting more sleep and working out first thing in the morning. I'm pooped after work for sure!

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2/17/14 1:18 P

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Weight: 158.6

1. Oatmeal with raisins and walnuts (2 packets). I should have only eaten 1 packet because I felt way too full afterward and my tummy felt full all day. I didn't like that feeling.

Low carb milk

2. Glutino pretzels and 1.5 tbsp hummus

3. Black beans and rice


I have to eventually try to get more veggies in. Still working on spacing the meals out. If I had eaten 1 pack of oatmeal for meal 1 and then waited for and hour or two and then had the other packet, I wouldn't have felt so stuffed all day... That type of eating is why I probably came to eating only 2 meals a day. I swear, I just think my body doesn't digest food as fast as others!

I'm definitely a work in progress!

Exercise: 45 minute jog
Supplements: iron and folic acid

I hope to see 157 tomorrow







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2/16/14 1:47 P

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158.6 (-2lb). 13 to go

1. Snap peas and hummus

2. Oatmeal with raisins and walnut

3. Brown rice/bean "stir fry"

4. More snap peas and hummus (I'm hooked)

5. (late night.. other half of my dinner (rice/beans)

Supplements: Multivitamin, 500 mg folic acid

Exercise: 55 minute incline walk in fat burn zone....(boring! I swear the time goes by faster if you are running...lol).

Water: 60 oz and counting ...


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2/15/14 1:37 P

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Weight: 160.8

1. boiled egg and glass of OJ
2. snap pea crisps and hummus

Took time out to start preparing some of the food items I will need for the next couple of days. Put them in containers, cleaned up the kitchen and now POOPED.

3. PB2 cookies and pint of blueberries while watching a late movie with my baby.

*Obviously today's meals were off-track since I got up so late today and then spent the rest of the day preparing foods for my menu this week. Even though its after midnight right now, hopefully I will get my meals started a little earlier tomorrow, but I can't promise that. I welcome the opportunity to lay around for the next day or 2, because I never get to do that!

Workout: 65 minutes steady state cardio.. Walking at an Incline 5%.

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2/15/14 1:36 P

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Thanks!!! I'm just soooo ready to get this weight off.

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2/15/14 9:13 A

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Best wishes to you! You can do it!

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2/15/14 7:30 A

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Wow! Seems like you did your preparation! Good for you. Hope you will reach your goal weight soon. Good luck!

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The time has come!! This is the time to get my body in the best shape possible for pregnancy. I have a lower back problem, so I must lose no less than 15 pounds to try to lessen the strain while pregnant. The heavier I am, the more strain, so I just want to do everything within my power to strengthen my body so that I can be as active as possible and enjoy my pregnancy.

I will start with getting myself back on track with eating small meals throughout the day.

I'm excited and more than ready. I have the foods I need. I will weigh in the morning and get this party started!

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