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Time to Break the Cycle

Friday, May 16, 2014

So my last entry was in February of this year and not much has changed. I have put back on most of the weight that I lost and I am so upset with myself. I know everyone makes mistakes but I do this all the time. I lose tons of weight, or a reasonable amount and then something happens and I fall off the bandwagon and it all goes to hell. And when I'm eating healthy, I love it. I feel better and I don't really have a problem saying no to things that I know are not good for me. Most of the time I end up losing a craving or appetite for those things all together. But once I start eating crappy again, my body gets addicted again and its so very hard to go back to healthy eating. I have started eating better again though. I do salads for lunch three times a week at work and either egg salad or tuna or something else healthy the other two days. The weekends are my splurge days, I'm going to have to tone that down just a little bit. And I defintely need to drink more water. I drink way too much diet soda. My boyfriend and I have started walking. We havent got a set regime down, as our work schedule can vary when it wants to. I also just bought a treadmill from my sister that I can use on days that has difficult weather that prevents me from walking outside. I will do what I did before, walk my normal walk and do about 15 minutes of cardio every other day. That really worked last time. The weight came off in a healthy way when I did it like that. I also need to stop my late night snacking. I'm the type of person when I'm watching tv, I need to be doing something with my hands. So I'm ususally eating. I need to change that. I could start coloring or making bracelets, anything but eating at night. Dinner is my cut off time for food now, considering I eat dinner a little later (but not too late!) I am a carb junkie though and therefore I cannot cut them out completely. I just want ideas on how to eat them in a healthier way? So if anyone has any suggestions that would be great. And any ideas on how to make my fruit eating more fun. I'm definitely running out of ideas on that note as well. Thanks for listening (or reading) to me ramble. Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Until next time kids...

  
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SANDICANE 5/16/2014 10:28PM

    Oh my, yes, it is sooooooooooooo easy to fall back into old patterns...I know about that personally... A friend told me she drinks a green smoothie for breakfast every morning, so I tried it. Hey, I LOVE it! I add kale, or collard greens or spinach along with fruit (apple and berries) also firm tofu which adds thickness and protein but not a lot of carbs and calories, and a few sunflower seeds and flax seeds. By the time I add up all the calories, it turns out to be a fabulous breakfast and mid-morning snack so my blood sugar levels stay even and my tummy stays full. So far it's working and I'm down 6 lbs in the past 19 days. Yes, I just returned to SP too.

Good luck,
Sandi

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Time to Brush the Dust Off...

Monday, February 17, 2014

So over the last few months, a lot has happened. I have myself a boyfriend, which is amazing and I'm so happy in that aspect. Of course, having a boyfriend means not having as much free time to get in the work outs that I should have been getting in and with the holidays my eating habits left a lot to be desired. Needless to say, I put some weight back on. Way more than I should have. But what's done is done and now its time to fix it. I ate reasonably healthy today and did a small workout to start. I didn't want to go overboard with the workout as my muscles are not used to it at the moment. So I did a 15 minute low intensity workout that caused my heart rate to go up and for me to break a sweat but I didn't overdo it. I'm trying to give up diet soda. Yes I love the caffiene but I don't need it and I don't really want to keep putting all that fake sugar in my body. I'm trying to drink a lot of water during the day because it will also help with my eczema. I fell off the wagon but I'm climbing back on and I'm ready to go. Time to get under 200 pounds once and for all, and stay there!!!!

  
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AJCOUCH1963 2/17/2014 9:57PM

    I understand falling off the wagon I have been doing it too much lately, I have decided no more I need to get this done and over I have fifty pounds to lose and would like it done before my son gets married in september


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Couch to 5K...Who Knew?

Friday, August 09, 2013

So apparently I wanted to be a runner more than I previously thought. I have started the Couch to 5K program and so far I love it! I just finished my first week yesterday. I like it because it's little steps. A little at a time so my body gets used to the exercise. Up to this point all I've done is walking, so it's nice to change it up. I downloaded an app that goes with it, and this app has voice commands that tell me when to run and when to walk. It also connects with my ipod player on my phone, which I love. But I keep my phone in my pocket while I'm doing this, so I can't see the time. That way I'm not counting down the seconds until I can walk again. I'm just going until it tells me to stop. It's the hardest thing I have ever done health wise but I do love it. It pushes me past what I think I can do and I prove to myself that I can in fact do this. I hope by the end of this I will be able to actually run a 5K, but if I don't feel ready then I will keep training everyday until I am ready, and that's okay. My eating has been up and down. Good days and bad. I think I may have an ulcer, but I have to wait until my health insurance kicks in on the first, to know for sure. Until then, doing some research, cutting back on ibuprofen and watching what I eat even more. I'm down 17 pounds so far, and I have 17 to go until I hit 199, my first big goal, and I am very much looking forward to it! Until next time, kids. :)

  
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HOTPINKCAMARO49 8/9/2013 5:34PM

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Woo Hoo!!!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

I am officially out of the 220's!!! I haven't been under 220 in almost 2 years so this was a MAJOR success! I've been doing good with working out. On my walk the other day, I actually jogged every other street. I am not a runner at all (unless something is chasing me lol) and I'm okay with not being a runner, but it felt good to know that I could do it if I really wanted to. I walk everyday (unless it's raining) and that lasts about 45 minutes and then I do a 15 minute cardio workout after. My workouts are nothing huge, but it gets my heart rate up and I'm dripping sweat by the end of it and I feel great after, and that's all that matters to me. I love the Biggest Loser and I watch it all the time on Hulu but I have to remind myself sometimes that I am not on that show, so I don't need to be dropping 10 pounds a week you know? Like I said in my last blog, this is not a race and I will slip up sometimes, and I do often. But I try to learn from it and do better the next day and forgive myself. It's going to be a long journey but I'm in it for the long haul and it's all about changing my lifestyle. I like being more active during the day, instead of sitting watching tv and pigging out on chips and cheese. I'm active all day at work, which is good. And then I come home and do my hour workout and I feel good about it. It's not too much and not too little and it's something I can stick to, which is sooo important. I get bored easily and if I can't fit it into my day to day then I won't stick to it. I actually look forward to my workouts now because it's an hour a day that I have to myself. My thoughts are gone and I sweat my stress out, which is the best kind of therapy out there. I was slacking on tracking my food for a few days, but I'm back on track with that, which is good. I realize how important it is to track what I eat, so I know if I'm getting too much of something and if I need more of something else. It gives me better control of what I put in my body everyday. My next goal is to get to 209. After that, 199. Little by little I'll get there, and I'm so excited :) Until next time, kids :)

  
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BONJOVIGIRL24 7/21/2013 2:10PM

    Thank you! I was definitely super excited this morning! :)

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PICKIE98 7/21/2013 1:22PM

    Way to go!! This is a big deal!! One pound at a time.. very good job!

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Wow...

Sunday, June 30, 2013

So my first week of being healthy and active went fantastic! I lost 2 pounds! I can't remember the last time that happened! Today alone I did a small cardio workout for 15 minutes and walked just over 2 miles around my neighborhood. I feel so wonderful and so full of life, just in this past week! Somehow this time just feels different. Life is all about trying and failing and trying again. I have tried and failed to get healthy and lose weight so many times, and this time it already feels like a success. I realize that it's not just about losing weight and looking good. This time around I want different things. But mostly, I want to be STRONG. I want to be stronger physically, and mentally. I want to be able to do a pull up, a full sit-up. I want to be able to hoist myself up on the kitchen counter. I just want to be the strong person that is trying to push her way up and out. I want to be able to wake up everyday and face the challenges that I know will come, because that's life. I'm learning that you can't always control what happens in the world, but you can control how you react to it. And I can control certain aspects in MY world, like what kind of food I put into my body everyday and what kind of exercise I do that day. I have had so many things thrown at me, everything from debt, to having lost my mom to a heart attack when she was 55, to having major surgery that could affect my chances of having children one day. So many things that just have knocked me down, but I still managed to get back up. My weight has been an ongoing, vicious cycle that continually tells me that I can't. Well, I can and I will. I am 27 years old and I want to start living my life. I want to meet somebody and have a family. And having a family is going to be hard enough, I don't need my weight holding me back in that aspect, either. I'm doing this for me, to make myself happy and healthy. Like I said, the weight loss will be great and the weight will come off when it comes off. It's not a race. It's about me learning how to treat my body good and be the best, STRONGEST person that I can be, and that I know I am inside. There's a small flame in me that sometimes taps me on the shoulder and says, you know, you could be an athlete one day, if you really work at it. I want that small flame to turn into an inferno. So, that's my plan and for the first time in a very long time, I'm beliving that it's possible. Until next time, kids. :)

  
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FENWAYGIRL18 6/30/2013 7:15PM

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LILI2G2000 6/30/2013 7:03PM

  Congradulations on your success!!

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