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Enough with the sulking, back to it!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Okay, so it is now 10 days that I have been off focus from my goals. I know that my goals are important to me, and I am worth it. So, back to it, today is, as everyday always is, Day 1! Today my weight is 175.8, up again from yesterday. i know this because I am back to weighing daily. I tried the once weekly weigh in plan for a couple of weeks, but I feel like weighing daily really keeps me focussed and driven. I don't get emotional about the numbers, I just really need to have that information in my head every day to have my mind in the right place. So, back to daily weigh ins, and I am going to start tracking my calories etc again. I started another 12 week challenge here on the challenges board, and my goal by the end of those twelve weeks is to be down 18 pounds. I lost 16 pounds (4 more than my goal of 12) over the last 12 week challenge, so I am challenging myself to work a little bit more consistently this time around. That should put me at my goal weight of 135 pounds by September 29 if I can maintain a 1.5 pound loss each week. I am looking forward to getting below 170 again, because I am rewarding myself with a hair cut, and I REALLY need a hair cut to get out of hair he**! Thanks to everyone who supports me here at SP and at home(my buddy and hubby especially) for sticking by me. It makes it so much easier to stay on plan and get back to it when I lose my way!

  
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EDWARDS1411 3/26/2009 5:55PM

    You CAN do it!!!
.* ) .*) -::- .* ) .*) -::-
(.( ;..*)♥ .
One Day at a Time!!!

Val

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AWOLF24 3/26/2009 11:41AM

    You are SO worth it! In a day or two, you'll be feeling much better about getting back on track. You'll be more motivated to say on track too. Little side trips are part of the journey, right?

I love that you are rewarding yourself with a haircut in a few pounds too. I really find that non-food rewards for meeting mini-goals makes the whole process a little more fun. You can do it! emoticon

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Burn out

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Well, I hit the wall that I built for myself by over exercising. I do not need to push myself so hard, but I still do it. I am going to really step down my exercise, and do just 30 minutes daily, and try to get my calories right, not take things so seriously. I gained 6 pounds last week, and have taken 1 off already, but I just feel so crappy from eating crappy and not exercising! Thanks to my buddy and my hubby for motivating me and supporting me to stick with my goals and believe in myself! I don't ever want to go back to where I was last year, and I never will!

  
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KANDICE199 3/24/2009 7:35PM

    I know you won't go back because you have come too far! I am glad these 12 weeks are over and you can get yourself side-tracked with new goals for this next 12 week period. I think that when it comes to exercise, you should not try to do better by doing more, you should up your intensity in the time that you have. Don't worry about running for hours on end (unless you are training for a long run race), but instead focus on 30 - 45 minutes of cardio at a more intense pace and maybe follow it with weight training.

Try weight training each body part once a week to start with for about 30-45 minutes at a time: Mondays - Back/Chest, Wednesdays - Legs, Fridays - Shoulders, Biceps and Triceps. Follow or preceed it with cardio on these days of running 3 - 4 miles. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, do a different cardio like spin or elliptical for 45 minutes. Try to do it first thing in the morning if possible. If you can't in the morning, do afternoon or evening and try not eating for 2-3 hours before working out so it is on an empty stomach. You can even split up the workout if you need to with cardio in the am and weight training at night. Use the weekends for outdoor activities or circuit training. This will give you a new routine for the next 4 weeks and then change it up again like working upper body in a full weight session 2x per week and then lower body sessions 2x per week. Use that routine for 4 weeks and then change it again. This gives you and your body variety and a plan for the week ahead. Every Sunday I plan out my week so I know exactly what I need to accomplish. It has worked for me and I hope that it helps you too. I will give each workout a purpose!

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Still no consistency

Monday, March 16, 2009

So, I worked so hard last week, did 2 hours of cardio every day but Thursday when I did 3.25 hours. I was really wonky with my calories though. So, I was very nervous to weigh in this morning. I was really hoping to be under 170, but I guess I will have to be happy with going down .8 instead. I was very disappointed with this number at first, but when I came here to check in, I realize that I am actually right on track because of my 3.4 pound loss last week. Next week will be under 170, and I am going to do less cardio this week(I even took today off), keep my calories consistent and make sure that I stick to my plan of not weighing in again until next Monday. Have a great week everyone!

  
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AWOLF24 3/20/2009 9:07AM

    Sounds like a good plan. Under 170 - emoticon You can do it! Have a great weekend. emoticon

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BEFIT014 3/16/2009 6:11PM

    You're doing great!

"Wonky"-I like that!

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mmmm donut

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

I planned a treat for myself today. I won a free donut on the roll up the rim contest from Timmy Ho Hos, so I looked up the info and chose a Boston Cream at 250 calories. I savoured every single bite, and logged it in my day within my calorie range. mmmmmm

  
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AWOLF24 3/11/2009 9:20AM

    Good for you for the "treat"! You enjoyed it and planned for it. Yea!!!!!! emoticon

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EDWARDS1411 3/10/2009 7:15PM

    Good for you!!! As long as you really enjoyed it and it was worth the calories and you logged it so it works into your daily allotment of calories - woohoo - I call that balanced living!!!

Comment edited on: 3/10/2009 10:28:03 PM

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CZKCMOM 3/10/2009 6:49PM

    Good for you. I still allow myself treats and just make sure ot log them in and do my workouts. Who says you have to deprive yourself?

Keep up the good work!

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Emotional Eating

Sunday, March 08, 2009

I know that emotional eating is a huge part of how I got into the shape I was in when I decided to make so many changes and get healthy. I have really fallen into so many traps. Any situation was an excuse to binge. Social get togethers, stressful day, boredom, loneliness, anger, trigger locations, birthday parties, the list goes on and on and on! I am not doing these things anymore. I have changed my food attitude. I see food now as fuel, not a way to pass time or stuff emotions. When I eat, I am thinking about all of the fun stuff it will give me energy for! With some planning ahead, I can avoid the pitfalls I find in certain locations that make me eat and eat and eat. With a change in attitude, I have a change in my health!

  
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AWOLF24 3/9/2009 8:08AM

    That is really a huge step - congrats! I still struggle with emotional eating but I'm trying to get to where you are. Have a great week. emoticon

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