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Vlog: Week One Weigh-in

Thursday, August 07, 2014

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Please check out my vlog (link above) if you can!

Today was my first official weigh-in day since I've been back on Spark. I went from 290.6 to 284.2! That means I'm down 6.4lbs! Yay! haha I know first week weigh-in's usually have much higher weight losses so no need to tell me. haha I'll probably lose 2lbs a week from here on out, if I'm lucky, bc that's just how my body works. But for now I'm going to be excited and celebrate those pounds down.

Just for the heck of it I did a little math today and realized that if I lost 2lbs a week from here on out it would be October 15, 2015, at the earliest, before I hit my "goal weight" of 160lbs. I know I shouldn't even think this way but it just seems so daunting! Over a year to even be close to a normal weight? Jeez. :( I have goal weight in quotations because I'm not really sure what my real goal weight is. According to BMI calculators a healthy weight for me is between 108-145lbs. I'm not saying I want to be overweight but I do want to keep my butt and chest areas. haha I'll make adjustments if I need to when I get there.

Does anyone else ever try to calculate how long it's going to take them to get to a healthy weight?

  
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AMBER281 9/6/2014 1:22PM

    Great job on the weight loss!!

I also found the SP weight loss goal date daunting so I broke down my overall weight loss goal into smaller goals so it wouldn't seem so long. This helps keep me motivated in the long run.

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SYELLICO 8/8/2014 10:22AM

    Congrats on your loss! I use the SP goal weight calculator thing and usually have a date in mind, but I have calculated the length of time it will take before. Sometimes it can be a bit daunting, or it can also be helpful to know that this is not an immediate results kind of journey :)

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ALEX_V 8/8/2014 12:02AM

    I will definitely calculate goal dates! It's one of the best ways for me to see my progress and adjust my program when needed. I'm so glad you lost 6.4 lbs the first week - keep up the great work!!! Congrats!

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Baby Steps

Monday, August 04, 2014

I stayed in my calorie range today and managed to get my workout in. I did 45 min again. Last time I worked out I did 30 min @ 2.5mph and 15 min at 2mph. Today I added a minute at 2.5mph. So I did 31 min @ 2.5mph and 14 min @ 2mph. I still get really frustrated with how slow I'm going but I know I have to build back up. It took me a long time to build up to running 5k's before and it's going to take a long time this time. No use getting frustrated with it. I still have almost 500 calories left but right now I'm not hungry. I go through these phases where I'm starving and then I'm not hungry. I never know if I should force myself to eat when I'm not hungry and then just fight the cravings when they hit or if it's a better idea to not eat when I'm not hungry and then just give in to cravings (within reason of course) when they hit. Personally I think it's better to not eat when I'm not hungry and save those calories for when I do get ravenous. haha What do you guys think? Am I the only one who has this problem?

xoxo

The Unicorn

  
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DOLLIE6 8/7/2014 3:20PM

    You did good on your work out. I try to keep my blood sugar stable. When I get through working out I am not really hungry but I will have an apple and put peanut butter on it. I do not want to get too hungry and just eat anything so I try to stay ahead of the game.


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-BERN- 8/5/2014 10:46AM

    Absolutely totally concur! Some days I'm stuffed with my allotted calorie intake and others I'm anxious for the next meal. Yesterday was an anxious day. The old me would just add a little here and snack a little there. Yesterday I got through it without cheating. Each time I manage a win for the adult in me I feel better about myself. Sometimes baby steps is all we have to fall back on. Hang in there baby. We'll make it to the skinny side of the beach soon.
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KNEEMAKER 8/4/2014 11:37PM

  Keep on keeping on emoticon

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ACRAIG921 8/4/2014 11:22PM

    emoticon job on your workout!! No you are not alone. I hate when after I've worked out it says that I still have many calories left. I feel that if you are hungry you should eat, but if not, even if the computer says you have calories left, don't do it!! I think that has sabatoged me a little bit. Pay attention to what your body tells you.

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ALBURBRIDGE 8/4/2014 11:16PM

    I look at my calorie goal as my average calorie goal and not just daily. So if one day I'm under, I'm fine with going over some other day that week. The reports function of this site can show you your calories over time and I do it weekly. I just look back and make sure every week is falling inside my calorie range.

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Vlog Two: Official first weigh in

Saturday, August 02, 2014

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I recorded this yesterday but didn't have time to upload. I had massaman curry for dinner last night. I ate some rice but I had the calories for it so that was fine. I didn't exercise yesterday bc we actually got home much later than I expected. Today I have had awful allergies & felt like crap all day. Ugh! I went to brunch with my mom & brother to IHOP. They were super busy. They actually brought me the wrong thing & brought extra food. I ate it but now I don't have any calories left for dinner & I'm starving! I've been having cravings like crazy! I'm always starving it seems. Hopefully as long as I keep eating within my calories the cravings will subside. If they don't I don't know what I'll do lol

xoxo

The Unicorn

  
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BETHEUNICORN 8/4/2014 2:30AM

    Thanks! I try to eat fruit when I'm starving also! I tend to stay away from nuts because I can go crazy with them if I'm not super careful!

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JUDITHROXANA 8/3/2014 9:30PM

    What I do is that if I am starving but don't really want to eat many calories, I just grab a handful of nuts or a piece of fruit. I try to drink a lot of water, which makes me less hungry. Hop emoticon e you feel better!

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My First Vlog! Yay!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

After hours of vain attempts to get my video to upload to Spark the right way I finally gave up and just uploaded it to a 3rd party site, Vimeo, and I'll post the link below.

As I say in the video this is my first vlog & I don't know what I'm doing. I took the video on my iPad but then I couldn't upload it directly to Spark from the iPad. I am currently running an older version of Linux on my computer and didn't feel like trying to figure out a way to circumvent that problem. I really need to upgrade my OS but I don't feel like messing with it. haha I guess I'll just have to do it this way until I either update the OS on my laptop or I set up my Windows desktop again. I hate that I can't just click "Add A Video Blog" and add it that way like I can pictures from my iPad. Oh well! Can't have everything I guess. haha

Also I should apologize for looking all over the place in that video. Next time I'll try to look straight at the camera. It's hard for me though because even in regular conversations I don't think I look right at people while I'm talking to them most of the time. I'll try not to do that next time.

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xoxo

The Unicorn

  
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JUDITHROXANA 8/3/2014 9:37PM

    Hi! I tried to watch it but it kept getting cut off. But maybe it is my internet? Good for you for making a video! I should do that :)

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Motivator of the Day!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Wow! How cool! The only way I knew about it was from having a few people congratulating me on my page. I was like, "Huh??" It took me forever to find the page it was on but I finally found it and took a screen shot for future reference. If you've read my last block then you'll know I've been MIA from SparkPeople for a few years now and just recently came back.

I've made a new commitment to getting my weight back down again. Over the weekend I celebrated my birthday with a bunch of different people who wanted to go out to eat. I started trying to eat healthy but most of the occasions didn't offer any healthy alternatives. On Friday night my boyfriend took me to the GA Aquarium for an adult-only slumber party. The only thing to eat that night was pizza. The following day he took me to Red Robin to get my free birthday hamburger. Sunday I had lunch with my friend (sushi) which wasn't unhealthy but then I had dinner with my family (Mexican). I got fajitas which wouldn't have been that bad if I hadn't already eaten sushi earlier. Today I went by the grocery store and picked up some decent food for the rest of the week.

I'm excited to get back into the swing of things and start losing weight again.

I'm thinking about starting a vlog. I'm trying to find my camera but so far no luck. Maybe I'll try filming with my iPhone or iPad? I don't know. Have any of you tried filming on either one? If so how'd it go?

Thanks in advance! Talk to y'all soon!

xoxo

The Unicorn

  
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KNEEMAKER 7/28/2014 11:26PM

  iPhones work great. Now, keep on keeping on since you are back and ready to go. Congratulations for returning. emoticon

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