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Head in the Game

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Losing weight is mostly a mental challenge. I need to get my head in the game. I have struggled for the past two months with eating healthy and exercising. My weight has stayed within the same 2-3 pounds. I lose them, gain them, lose them again, and gain them back all over again. I know I haven't been diligent with my diet or exercise, but I still feel like I am trying.

I get so frustrated by a lack of weight loss and it sets me back. I have been dealing with other stresses of life, primarily dental problems. I have been going back and forth at the dentist's office since May and I am still having problems on my left side of my mouth. The dentist cannot figure out the problem and she doesn't want to just send me off to do a root canal without exhausting other options first. This situation has really dampened my mood and is part of the reason I have been blowing off my workouts and eating so poorly. It should not be an excuse, but I use it anyway.

I spent the weekend reflecting on my choices and what I can do differently. I know I have to be patient with myself and that this is a slow process. I hate weighing myself every day and reporting my weight weekly, as part of a challenge I am part of. I feel pressured to do well and lately I just haven't been doing well, as far as the scale is concerned. The challenge hasn't really motivated me this time around, but I know I must finish it. I am not a quitter.

Yesterday I ran 2 miles and increased my speed. The only thing I did differently was listen to music! I now run a 13 minute mile. Woohoo! This morning I woke up at 5:30 and did the 30 Day Shred. I have decided to exercise in the a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays when I do not run, so I can have those afternoons off.

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DWORB415 7/22/2014 9:49AM

    This is the second dentist I've been to. I saw two dentists and an endodontist so far. My current dentist is loads better than the first. The first dentist botched a few fillings and I've had to get them refilled. The bite was too high from the fillings the first time around, leading my new dentist to believe one or two teeth might be cracked.

I had to get a root canal done in May due to severe inflammation and another tooth is causing problems. It is getting better, but I may have to get a second root canal on that second tooth. My mouth just hasn't felt right since I visited the first dentist months ago.

I try my best not to let it get to me, but tooth pain is just one of those things that doesn't go away. Hopefully my dental issues are resolved soon.

Thanks for the encouragement... I will keep pushing!

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EMMACORY 7/22/2014 9:36AM

    Not sure what your dental issues are ...has your dentist considered getting a second opinion? Anyone who can run a 13 minute mile in my eyes is a winner. Why don't you focus this week on all the things you do right? Send your body and spirit some positive energy and love? emoticon

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Looking Forward

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Lately I've been struggling to lose weight and continue with my healthy habits. I have lost and gained the same 5 pounds for the last 2 months. I lost 15 pounds and it felt like the weight was steadily coming off, but what changed? I looked back at my tracker and I pin-pointed the time span where I lost the most and where I was most consistent, which happened to be from February to April of this year. What did I do differently? I joined a Biggest Loser challenge and I tracked everything I ate and adjusted my food intake accordingly. My work-outs were also far more consistent than they are now.

Looking forward, I know what I have to do to be successful. I know that it worked and it will continue to work if I put forth the effort. I do not have to be perfect, but I need to try harder than I currently am. I want to be fit and active. I want to be able to do have the energy to do things and not be held back by all of this extra weight. I feel beautiful and I want to appreciate the body I have now and make it into the best that I can. I love my body and it deserves to be healthy!

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LILY8486 7/15/2014 11:09AM

    Part of the solution is figuring out what we are doing right or wrong and what works and doesn't work.. GOOD GOING!!!
I know you will continue to succeed!! emoticon

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EMMACORY 7/13/2014 9:10PM

    Good for you in figuring out what you did in the past to have success and how to tweak your program now. emoticon

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Healthy Snacks

Monday, July 07, 2014

My goal for the week is to eat healthy snacks. No junk. Nutritional but tasty snacks. Today I brought Mandarin oranges to snack on at work. I feel good today and I do not feel the hunger pangs that I normally do. If I focus on adding positive habits instead of subtracting negative ones, I think I will do better in the long run. Here is to the next seven days of healthy snacking! I will keep you posted! emoticon

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LILY8486 7/10/2014 7:20AM

    Wonderful strategy! Focus on the positive and the victories.. :-)

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EMMACORY 7/9/2014 4:07PM

    Very good strategy. When the alternative is there, it is easier to make the right choice. Good for you! emoticon

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PFERG66 7/7/2014 4:31PM

    Great planning! We learn as we go. I wish you all success and happy learning!

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Weekend Eating

Sunday, June 22, 2014

It seems like no matter how well I do during the week, my weekend eating habits ruin any chance at weight loss. Don't get me wrong, I go into each weekend with the idea of eating healthily and staying on track, but somehow it never goes according to plan.

Saturday I picked up some Boudin around lunch time for my boyfriend and I. I planned for this by eating a small breakfast. We both have been wanting to get some boudin for a long time now. If you are from the South, you know what I am talking about! The stuff is delicious.

Anyway, I ate a light breakfast and ate our boudin and I would have been able to finish the day okay-ish if I ate a healthy dinner. Turns out the boyfriend wanted me to cook pizza that night so we could stay in and have a movie marathon. So I made a couple pizzas from scratch and they were very good. Then he bought a case of hard cider and I drank one. My calories for the day were about 2,500....great....

Today I had the munchies all day. I was bored, I was tired, etc. I snacked on grapes, blueberries, nectarines, chips, crackers. Anything. I was hungry. Nothing would fill me up. We also went out for ice cream tonight. Saturday and Sunday...both days over 2,000 calories. Why is it so difficult to stay under 2,000? I feel disappointed in myself, but at the same time I realize that to have any sort of social life, it usually involves eating a lot of extra calories. Such a struggle. I am hoping I can find some sort of balance sooner rather than later.

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MAWMAW101 6/30/2014 9:37AM

    Every day is a new start......pick it up and move on! We aren't perfect and whatever you can change must fit into your life or it won't last anyway!
Keep weighing in and eventually you will realize when the item you want isn't worth the calories.
Do you pay attention to nutrition? When I go way off the protein and over fat, I end up starved the next day. Just a thought.
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EMMACORY 6/22/2014 10:14PM

    I grew up in Florida and I do not know what Boudin is. I might have to Google it. Tomorrow is a new day....new choices.... emoticon

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UKNOWITNOW 6/22/2014 9:41PM

Don't give up

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Running Progress

Monday, June 16, 2014

For the first time in years I ran two full miles! I have been following the Couch to 5K Running program and I finally ran two miles! I am ecstatic. SUCCESS! I am quite speechless I think.

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JUNIORSSISTER 6/22/2014 4:53PM

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Congrats. I am trying to transition from walking to running. I can walk pretty well. But my current ability to run is .15. So I really appreciate your accomplishment of being able to run 2 miles straight. Keep up the great work

Member of the Lemons Team

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EMMACORY 6/17/2014 1:03PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Great NSV!!!!!

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ZINGALOO 6/17/2014 8:26AM

    emoticon That is so awesome! Way to go! Keep of the great work!

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PFERG66 6/16/2014 9:48PM

    Fantastic! Amazing! I'm proud of you! emoticon

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