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big mistake? or just learning experience?

Monday, April 14, 2014

I had friends over on Saturday, and I went nuts on a big plate of nachos. Chips, ground beef seasoned with taco seasoning, melted cheese, tomatoes, salsa, jalepenos and sour cream. It was delicious! Plus I had a BIG piece of cheesecake with strawberry topping on it. The only problem is that my stomach did NOT enjoy all the grease, fat, and salt. I had immediate gas that lasted for 24 hrs, and felt like a brick was in my stomach. It was AWFUL! That's what I get for eating whatever I want, when I want for sooo long! Now that I'm finally eating right and I make a bad choice about what to eat I REALLY notice it. Not that I'm eating nothing but salads. (I am going through a 24 oz of baby spinach per week, plus various other veggies as well) I am eating deserts (trying to do it in moderation... small servings and not every night) meat and veggies, rice, etc. I am not really counting calories, but eating oatmeal and greek yogurt for breakfast, a salad and fruit for lunch (4-5 days a week) and then a sensible dinner. Also, going to the gym 3-5 days a week (I usually average 2 days a week, LOL) and then walk on average 5 miles per week on top of that. I must be doing something right, because I have lost 9 lbs since March 10th. That includes 2.9 lbs this week, despite the fiasco with the nachos, hehehe. I love losing weight ;)


Feeling great!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

I had totally forgotten how great it feels to eat healthy! I've been eating (mostly) clean all week, and I feel great! big salads with lots of veggies every day for lunch (with low calorie, fat free dressings) and watching portion sizes at dinner time, making sure to eat a meat, veggie and starch. Breakfast is usually oatmeal with greek yogurt, sometimes a couple eggs and some toast, or a couple pieces of (homemeade) whole wheat waffes with peanut butter on it. I have been exercising more again, nearly every day. Sometimes in the gym, sometimes just taking walks outside. Today I bought a jump rope. LOL I can't remember the last time I bought a jump rope, but I found out I can burn almost 200 cals jumpig rope for 10 mins, so figured I needed to get one!!!
Weigh in for the contest at work is tomorrow. Tonight is my "last chance" workout. I walked a mile on my lunch break, and I am going to walk another mile or two after work, pulling my kiddo in the wagon. I am also going to get some jump rope in also. I can't wait for the weigh in tomorrow! I am hoping for double digits, folks!!!! :)

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LESLEE33 3/30/2014 6:07PM

    Wow, your doing amazing!!!! Good luck tomorrow, but as long as your feeling great, that's all that matters. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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staying motivated!!!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

I am doing a fantastic job of staying on track so far this week! Salads for lunch the last couple days, worked out for 60+ minutes for the last 2 days as well. My muscles are sore, but it is a nice reminder of the hard work I'm putting in to accomplish my goal! I am looking forward to having eggs for breakfast tomorrow! Bought a whole bunch of fruits and veggies at the store tonight too. Making baked kale and carrot chips tomorrow. Hopefully they turn out well. Can't wait for weigh in Monday,!!!!


Back in the saddle again

Friday, March 07, 2014

I did not make it into the gym all winter and ended up gaining back all the weight I lost last summer... So, here I am starting over again. Oh well, tis life! The good news is that I am starting 2 months earlier than I did last year, so I have more time to lose more weight! YAY!!!! My goal is to lose 60 lbs in 6 months.

I have been working 1st shift since mid december, and it was pretty much impossible to get into the gym unless it was while my son was in school on Wed and Thurs mornings (my days off). I usually spent this time cleaning or running errands. So now I have a roommate, and he's home during the evenings and I can get home after work, have dinner, get my kiddo into bed and then sneak off to the gym.
:) :) :)
So I walked 3 miles on the treadmill last night. I got home feeling so great, I can't wait to do it again! I am so tired of having ZERO energy. I know this will help me sleep better and feel better!!!

Also, we are doing a "biggest Loser" compitition at my work for the next couple months. I am looking forward to it.

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TEXASGIDGET 3/7/2014 12:10PM

    Sounds like you are making some progress! Best of luck in your journey!

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Feeling motivated again!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

So the last 3 weeks I have not been very motivated. I have still been walking on my lunch breaks, and have occasionally walked on my off days but have not been consistant with anything besides walking at work. Also, I've been very lazy about watching what I eat. I am lucky I didn't gain everything back that I'd worked so hard to lose. So I went to the beach with my son yesterday. My tankini bathing suit top did not fit properly so I wore a sports bra and swam in my shorts and a tank top. It was quite embarassing as I was the only person that didn't have a bathing suit on. So I got up this morning determnined to get back on track. I have been doing really well with my walking the last few days, but really need to get eating in line again. For some reason my will power has gone totally down the drain. Looks like I need to spend more time checking out the motivational pages and success stories LOL :) Hopefully this week will bring me some weight loss because after the last few weeks of no progress I am ready to move forward!!!!

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FITK34 7/16/2013 8:52PM

    emoticon on keeping consistent on your walking.

emoticon job on recognizing that you are not tracking your food and working on getting back on track. I think that recognizing the issue is more than half the battle.

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