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Keeping the scale in perspective

Monday, May 24, 2010

I have had a wonderful weekend so far, with today being the bonus day for this long weekend. It is great to have an extra day to sleep in, not have to make lunches for anyone, and just relax and hang with the family. I have done very well with my food, stayed in my range Saturday and Sunday, plus burning lots of calories with cardio, but my sodium has been super high. Hence, this morning, the scale informed me that I am up a little bit. Usually, at this point, I give up and eat my weight right back up. I WILL NOT GIVE UP this time. I understand this slight gain, it is sodium, my body adjusting to my new calorie range and the weight I lost last week, plus, I still have my TOM, which always does wacky things to my body. I need to stay focused, keep eating healthy food to achieve my calorie range, and stay active. I need to watch my sodium intake, drink tons of water to wash it out of my system, and make sure that I don't get discouraged. I have a ton of challenges going on with my Spark Teams right now and I don't want to let my teams down, so I will keep logging the points for those and that will help me stay accountable too! Plus, I have to get back to my daily results/plan blogs again. I will get through this usual red flag time for me, and come out the other side down a pound or two.

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KALISWALKER 5/25/2010 2:15PM

    When I have water retention, I drink lots of water and walk. It works in a few hours.

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IRONGRANNIE 5/25/2010 1:03AM

    Your attitude and commitment is legendary! emoticon

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HARMONY128 5/24/2010 10:07PM

    You have a terrific attitude! One week is nothing in the long run--keep up the great work!


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ECASPERS 5/24/2010 4:00PM

    I appreciate your focus and accountability for success; it will pay off in the short and long run. You go girl!

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KIM--POSSIBLE 5/24/2010 11:44AM

    Wonderful that you are able to identify the problem and know what you need to do to to straighten it out. crazy what sodium can do to our bodies, and how much we can end up taking in without even realizing it!

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PSFITMOMMY413 5/24/2010 11:39AM

    Great attitude- this is what makes the difference between those that succeed and those who give up. You CAN do this. Pound down the water, watch what you eat and that scale will be in your favor again!

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NEWNAC304 5/24/2010 11:07AM

    You have the right attitude! You can do it!

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AGINGDAISIES 5/24/2010 10:48AM

    YAY!!! I know you can do it! This is it! emoticon

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Friday results Saturday plan

Friday, May 21, 2010

I ended up running 3 miles today, did my 30 mins rollerblading, but my tank is empty, I will do the ST tomorrow.

Cookies tomorrow too, not sure how to handle the brown sugar in the recipe so I can eat them, or if I just allow myself, but honestly, that doesn't go with the whole no sugar junk kick I'm on! I might make them just for my kids, and find another option for myself.

I did put away a bit of laundry today, but not everything.

The bathroom will have to wait until tomorrow too.

Fussed with my scrapbook page, got some stuff done, but it isn't complete.

My whole day today felt rushed, I was not organized as well as I wanted to be. I spent the afternoon at the school watching Jump Rope For Heart and taking pics. Another day where I am so glad I got my cardio in early! I am totally tired tonight. I am going to finish my cup of tea and be in bed by 10pm.

Plan for Saturday:Run 1 mile, Dumbbell ST routine, bike ride?


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KLEONIKI 5/23/2010 1:58AM

    have you tried STEVIA instead of sugar?

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AGINGDAISIES 5/22/2010 12:02PM

    when I was doing the sugar thing I sometimes used raw sugar instead, some use agave, but it is a tough decision where to draw that line!

You are doing great! emoticon emoticon for helping at the school, it does always "mess" us my schedule but it is always worth it. :)

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Thursday results Friday plan

Friday, May 21, 2010

Awesome run with my BFF, 1 mile run done.

Ate food as planned, went really well.

Got a ton of laundry done, almost completely put away too!

Mom got home safely.

JUNK BOX 2 is cleaned up finally! Yay yay yippee yay!

Container cupboard tidied.

I actually got to relax a little, the whole day was not run run run, go go go. But, Friday is back to super duper busy again. My run with my BFF was totally awesome, we are going to do it again next week. I am totally loving my lifestyle right now, the calorie range I am in works really well for me, and all of my exercise is keeping me happy and able to handle my stress.

Plan for Friday: Run 1 mile, 30 mins rollerblading, Dumbbell ST routine

Make some banana oatmeal cookies with Splenda if possible

Laundry, as always

Clean the bathroom

Complete 1 scrapbook page, then tidy dining room table.

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AGINGDAISIES 5/22/2010 12:03PM

    I love that is sounds like you found your groove! makes me want to find mine even more!

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GOEGIRL 5/21/2010 4:48PM

    Sounds like a VERY productive day! Woohoo for scrapping!!!

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AWOLF24 5/21/2010 1:33PM

    I love your plan! The exercise, little bit of housework/organization, baking, scrapbooking, relaxing - sounds perfect to me!

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Wednesday results Thursday plan

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Day 11 running streak done, aerobics was awesome, and counted ST at the end as my second ST this week, skipped dumbbell routine, no time!

Day 10 Sugar free! Yippee! (TMI, even though I got my TOM today, no cravings at ALL!)

Tracked and stayed in range!

Laundry still not happening, but dinner dishes got done, even though it took me two hours to get all of the dishes caught up!

No junk box again.

Another awesome busy day, got a lot of prep work done with veggies, some awesome soup, and stuff for our awesome Shrimp Fettucine Alfredo dinner this eve. It was so worth all of the work! My workout this morning was incredible, dripping sweat, and even did side plank!

Plan for Thursday: Run with BFF, then 1 mile run. This will entail my entire cardio for the day.

Stick to food already planned out for the day, will keep me in my range.

Laundry of course.

Say goodbye to my Mom, she has been so helpful!

Junk box 2, are you kidding me!

Tidy container cupboard.

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SPARKYJEANIE1 5/20/2010 2:03PM

    Sounds like another AWESOME plan! emoticon

Didn't know Mom was visiting. Isn't it just GREAT when our Mamas are around to spoil us rotten? I bet she whipped up some major yummies for ya while she was here.

GREAT job on continuing with the running!! AND SIDE PLANK??!! Savage!! SUPERB!! Glad you got some major chores caught up. I hate when they find a way to pile up (my house, always lol) emoticon

Take care, sunshine!!

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Tuesday results Wednesday plan

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Day 10 of running streak complete, 1 treadmill mile early in the day.

Day 9 sugar junk free complete

7 veggies total! Yippee, I think I finally have this one under control.

I did track food all day, and thought I had stayed mid range, but then this morning I found a note I left for myself to track Trader Joe dried fruit for 130 calories. Oh well, at least I stayed in range anyway!

Laundry - got more washed, but no time to put any away.

Dishes - da da da da DONE! completely finished before I went to bed, YAY! Thanks Mom!

that darn JUNK BOX 2 is still not done! I am going to do it today, and I will also set a new task anyway.

I did smile quite a bit, and last night I even went for a 10 minute outdoor walk because the evening was so nice, and I just wanted some fresh air.

Very busy day, and dinner got mixed up because my afternoon plans ran over into the evening and the dinner I had planned would have taken too long to prepare. We did a wing it night and worked it out. Last night Shrimp fettucine alfredo will happen tonight instead! I was pretty tired last night, and there was no night owl going on at my house last night!

Plan for Wednesday: 1 mile run for Day 11 of running streak, aerobics and strength training.

Day 10 Sugar junk free

Track food all day, stay in range.

Laundry, dinner dishes.

Junk Box 2

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BEFIT014 5/19/2010 11:19PM

    Another busy, productive day for you!

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