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RANDALLWM
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10/9/12 10:14 A

Wishing you the best on your journey to health and fitness. emoticon



KARRENLYNN
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9/21/12 12:26 A

Hi TMC1982,

I just started my weight / health journey, so I'm pretty excited right now. Which means I'm very focused on tracking everything. I've always had trouble with writing down goals, and tracking food and exercise, but I've found that doing so makes me more able to eat better and move more, especially if I've written them down ahead of time. Easier to avoid bad choices if I have to account for them. One other thing I'm trying to do differently THIS time, is to approach this as a series of lifestyle choices instead of a project with a finite finish line. I seem to be doing better because it's not "game over you lose" if I make a bad choice, I just keep moving forward from there.

It sounds like your doing great, sometimes improvement isn't all about the number on the scale. Do you feel better, sleep better, clothes fit better, able to reduce or stop taking certain medications, etc?

Have a great day and just keep moving forward.


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Edited by: KARRENLYNN at: 9/21/2012 (00:28)


KARRENLYNN
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9/21/12 12:12 A

Hi Jibbie 49,
I'm new to sparkpeople, so I'm still learning my way around the site. I find that some of the items listed don't match exactly what I have. If it doesn't then I add the particular can, brand, serving, etc. to general list and also to my list of favorites, which makes it easier to find later. I try to be as accurate as possible but if I can't, I try to get as close as possible and be happy with that. Have a great day and I hope that helps you. :)



CARRIEV52
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Posts: 10
9/18/12 8:25 P

@ Jibbie 49: wow! you are awesome! do you think the nutrition tracker is pretty accurate? A lot of the things I eat are approximately what I see in the Search, but not exactly, and how do I know if the calorie count is accurate?

Edited by: CARRIEV52 at: 9/18/2012 (20:26)


JPEARL127
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Posts: 203
9/18/12 1:47 P

As to recording everything, take baby steps. If you tend to log your nutrition but miss the other things, no biggie as long as you are accountable to yourself. As you improve your skills at doing the nutrition log, you will take less time doing that and then you can do the fitness logs. Once you have your exercises written, I think it is easier to just check them off than to enter the fitness minutes with the explanation of what was done.

Great work on the Jilllian Michels DVD--she is a tough task master/mistress!

If you don't get everything recorded, you know what you are doing. I find the nutrition tracker is the key to everything else, so that's the one I do and listen to the evaluation and daily nutrition breakdown.

Keep up the great work!



TMC1982
SparkPoints: (261)
Fitness Minutes: (391)
Posts: 11
9/14/12 1:10 P

So the thing I am finding hardest is to log in here and tracking my food intake and fitness. And I KNOW how important it is to do so. How have you all made it a habit? I guess just like everything else, forcing yourself for 10 minutes a day to log everything. I need to make this a priority.

On a good note I have been doing amazing. I have added in a few extra running days... now running 5 days a week instead of 3. AND I am on level 2 of Jillian Michaels 30-Day Shred... tonight will be day #14! the furthest I have ever made it! I have been taking one rest day each week, so doing it 6 days a week.

Still drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day and currently on a no sugar challenge. A little frustrated at how little I have lost, but trying to think positive that I am feeling better. I am getting stronger and more fit. and Possibly building more muscle with running. So I will keep it up and see what time will tell =)



JIBBIE49
Posts: 55,951
9/9/12 8:32 A

Keep going.



TMC1982
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Posts: 11
9/4/12 1:00 P

Thank you Gigi!



GIGI4AUSTIN
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Posts: 610
9/4/12 12:59 P

You are making some great choices and great strides on your journey! You can do it!

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Gigi

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TMC1982
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Fitness Minutes: (391)
Posts: 11
9/4/12 12:54 P

I am still here! Over the weekend I realized there are some things I need to work on. Specifically over the weekends. I need to make sure I still log EVERYTHING. Food. Water. Fitness.

However, despite the fact that I have not logged everything I did do pretty well. I do need to work on food over the weekend. I didnt eat the greatest. Not a lot, just not the greatest choices. I did however get two extra runs in and did Jillian Michaels every day I was supposed to. Tonight is day number 7 on it. Only skipped one day for a rest and plan to do the same this week. I think with running I need at least one day of rest.

Been doing excellent with water intake. between 8-10 glasses a day.

Feeling good and motivated.



TMC1982
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9/1/12 9:43 P

What an awesome day. Woke up and was going to do Jillian Michaels but decided to take the pups for a good run, went out for a bout a half hour of running and brisk walking intervals. Then tonight I did my day 4 of Jillian. Feeling sore and good =)

Edited by: TMC1982 at: 9/1/2012 (21:43)


TMC1982
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Posts: 11
8/30/12 10:01 P

Had another excellent day today. Ate sensible and got in day 3 of Jillian Michaels 30-day shred, still level one. Tomorrow I will take a one day break from JM and focus on my run and sprints at the gym. Excited to change it up a little bit tomorrow.

Still feeling good. Read some great motivational articles today and feeling very inspired.

Going to weigh in tomorrow, even though its only been a few days just to see where I am at... hopefully down, even if just a little. regardless I am feeling great so that is what matters most!



TMC1982
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Posts: 11
8/30/12 8:25 A

Thank you, Jibbie! I don't plan on it =) Read a good quote today "If you are sick of starting over, stop quitting". Love it! And I am tired of starting over! lol.

Last night I did complete Jillian Michaels 30-Day Shred, Level one (Day 2). It was a little harder to get through this time, was a bit sore from the day before, but if felt so good! I made sure to log in and track everything, even the klondike bar I had for dessert (wasn't proud of it, but at least I still stayed within my limits for the day). And get this, I drank 11 glasses of water, and mainly because I had already drank my 8 glasses before I got home... but was SO thirsty after my work out!

Feeling good and very positive again today. Going to go search for some good motivation/ inspiration for the day.

Mini Goals for this week:
1. 8-8oz glasses of water per day
2. No Soda
3. Find one motivational thing to read, look at, do each day.
4. Lose 2 lbs by the end of the weekend.
5. Do 100 crunches and 15 push ups each morning/ day (minimum).





JIBBIE49
Posts: 55,951
8/29/12 7:31 P

Don't quit.



TMC1982
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Posts: 11
8/28/12 10:38 P

Today was an awesome start. I hope to have many days like this, but understand not every day will be the same. My overall "success" will depend on how healthy my food choices are throughout each day as well as how healthy I am with Fitness. I have regularly been going running on my lunch break at work (3 days a week). And am now adding in some crunches and other exercise as well as Jillian Michael's 30-Day Shred. I tried it a while back and was discouraged because of how hard it was, but after running at the gym for a few months now, I am feeling I can do it! So heres to another try. I was able to keep up with almost the entire work out, and ended in a pool of sweat. So that must be a good thing, right?

Mini Goals for this week:
1. 8-8oz glasses of water per day
2. No Soda, Day 1
3. Find one motivational thing to read, look at, do each day.
4. Lose 2 lbs by the end of the weekend.
5. Do 100 crunches and 15 push ups each morning/ day (minimum).



 
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