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Monday, February 25, 2013

Today was the third day in a row that I walked for 15 minutes. I have been pretty tired all day, I am so inactive that this is really challenging me! I have been doing the inflight movies yesterday and today, I'm not sure I can keep that up. For right now, I am just going to stick to my walking for the rest of the week and see how that goes.

  
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-AMANDA79- 2/26/2013 5:24PM

    That is so awesome!! Keep up the great work!
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UMBILICAL 2/25/2013 10:28PM

  Good start

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Cloverleaf proud

Sunday, February 24, 2013

I joined the 5% Winter into Spring challenge, and I am honoured to have been chosen as a Cloverleaf! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Already I am getting a huge boost from my team, thanks guys!

My goal for this 8 week challenge is to lose 12 pounds. To do this, I will walk for 15 minutes each day and complete the in flight movie workout each day. So far, drinking 10 cups of water a day is going well too.

  
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-AMANDA79- 2/25/2013 9:36PM

    Sounds like a great plan!
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CINDYTW 2/25/2013 5:51PM

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MTULLY 2/25/2013 12:15AM

    You are a great addition to the team! I am right there with you, cheering you on!
Go Cloverleafs! emoticon

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A tweak I realized is necessary

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Yesterday I went off script for my meal plan. For one thing, I had forgotten about my monthly lunch out with a friend, and so my lunch did not go as planned. I did eat a very healthy lunch though, salmon, veggie stir fry and rice. Then, I did not look at my plan for the rest of the day until supper time, so my snacks went wayward. This morning a realization came to me while I was evaluating the reasons for my slip. The biggest change I can make to help myself eat to my plan is by prepping my food for the next day each evening. Making sure that all of my snacks are portioned out and located in a convenient spot in the fridge, and being aware of the activities involved in the day will make it a breeze! That is my plan starting tonight. Preview my Thursday food and stage it in the fridge and on the counter.

  
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CINDYTW 12/5/2012 5:09PM

  emoticon I do best when I am working because I HAVE to preplan and pack 2 meals a day, plus snacks. When it is all there for you it is easier to do the right thing.

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MALIAN1 12/5/2012 10:03AM

    I love it....I am going to try to do this too.

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YOGAWITCH 12/5/2012 9:35AM

    It's always a learning process isn't it?

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Thoughts on preplanning

Sunday, December 02, 2012

There need to be steps taken by me in order to prepare for planning my meals a week at a time. I need to start by planning each meal. This will require time each week to fill in a chart by hand. There are so many resources I created for myself when I did the Herbal Magic program back in 2001 and reached my lowest healthy adult weight of 142 pounds. I was taking time every week to write down the individual items in each meal for the entire week. I would create snack bags with the appropriate portion of items that coincided with my "menu". This was a big success for me! My steps to take in December: Make a list of 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners and 21 snacks to have on hand each week. I am not going to break those meals down just yet, just list them out for each of the weeks this month. It will be difficult during the holidays as I will be eating at family gatherings. Ahead of time making an estimate of what to eat will make tracking easier, and eating the preplanned amounts only easier too! In addition, I will continue to track no matter what, 5/7 days a week whether I am able to maintain the planning or not. Stay tuned for updates on my progress!

  
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CINDYTW 12/3/2012 4:13PM

  Menu planning is a must for me, but I often let what I have planned slip by the wayside. I sometimes overestimate my energy for cooking during the week. One thing I am trying is planning a no cooking night, eating leftovers or things I already have on hand like frozen soups. emoticon

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SUPER_ACE115 12/2/2012 11:38PM

    That is great! It sounds like you've got a great plan.

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Tracking food and why I let it slip this week

Saturday, December 01, 2012

I am trying to take a closer look at why I am not able to stick with my goal of tracking my food. Part of the problem is that when I eat something I find difficult to measure or determine serving size, such as shelled nuts or Christmas candy, it puts me off of tracking because it is a bother. A solution: don't eat the Christmas candy, there is nothing of value there. For the nuts, I can create a portion of each kind of nut, measure it for weight before I eat it, and that way I am not eating mindlessly. Another thing that really helped me in the past was to plan my food on my tracker and write it in my journal before hand in order to prevent temptation and avoid pitfalls. When you fail to plan, you plan to fail!

3 personal tips:
Stop eating Christmas candy
Portion, weigh and track any shelled nuts before eating them.
Create a food plan ahead of time.

Hopefully this will help with my current weekly goal.

  
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CINDYTW 12/2/2012 7:42PM

  emoticon Sounds reasonable to me!

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CRYSBROWN1 12/2/2012 12:26AM

    *sigh* I hear ya...it may seem extreme but what I do sometimes is I portion those treat...because I know I am going to have them anyway...into the serving size that way I account for them beforehand.
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Keep up the good fight!!

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NINJALINDA 12/1/2012 10:36PM

    I struggle with tracking sometimes too, due to it being a pain if it's not something with a label, or something easy (like an apple). Sometimes when I search SP foods I can find something that looks 'close', so I'll use that. I know I do better when I track my food, so I try to do it every day, even if I have to estimate.

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PSAPPEN 12/1/2012 10:36PM

    Pre-tracking and pre-measuring are awesome tools to control your diet. Good Luck.

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