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Monday, March 10, 2014

Weekly weigh in this morning showed me gaining two pounds since last week, but everyone keeps saying I have lost weight so my workout partner told me to check my measurements and I have lost 2 inches on my waist on inch on my hips and one inch on my thighs. So in all I have lost total of 5 pounds (including my 2 lb gain this week) and 4 inches overall. :-) I was getting frustrated but now I am excited and ready to knock em down!

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RAESUN54 3/10/2014 8:28AM

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Sometimes the scales don't always tell us what we are doing. In time you will see the numbers on the scale reflect the weight loss too. emoticon

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Saturday

Saturday, March 08, 2014

So yesterday one of my best friends took me out to lunch after our walk and Friday workout. She took me to Ryans with the all you can eat buffet. I so didn't want to go I mean come on we are trying to lose weight and we are going to an all you can eat buffet? Anyway, we went--we chose water for our beverages for several reasons: 1) It was free and as a couponer I love free! 2) It is calorie free 3) it helps you feel fuller 4) water is best after a workout 5) unsweet/sweet tea or sodas was the other option..uhm no thanks! Anyway, we walked to the buffet and it looked and smelled so gooooooooooooooooooood! We skipped all the fried foods that we both really love and went to the salad bar! YES great choice. We made our salads with spinach instead of lettuce and gave it the works loaded with vegetables then I topped mine with a granola mix with raisins and added some sunflower seeds :-) I used just shy of a tablespoon of ranch dressing (just a tad) anytime I use dressing I don't use a lot because I obviously want a salad not dressing :-) My plate was completely full of veggies AWESOME! I had a full day servings of veggies with my salad alone. Okay so as I am eating my salad I'm thinking about that dessert buffet sitting right next to me oh that cheesecake looks so good mmmm those cobbler's smell delicious but wow these granolas on my salad are really satisfying that craving for those desserts. After our salad she is telling me I need to have some protein and I am like I don't know I am pretty full I don't want any more but she makes me walk back with her for some protein after all we just burned over 400 calories working out and have quite a bit of calories to consume for the day. So we go back to the buffet and I see fried chicken oh no no no! So I went with a small piece of mandarian orange chicken with red peppers ( I had two pieces less than the serving size of 3 oz) and I found some steamed brocolli-- mmmmm I love broccoli so I loaded the other 3/4 of my plate with steamed broccoli and did not put anything else on my plate. I went back to the table and ate the broccoli before touching the chicken and then I ate the chicken. By then I so wanted to hit that dessert section. So we went back--totally avoiding that fattening section and hit the fruit section--I loaded my plate with pineapple and a few slices of peaches, pears and some sugar free cherry jello. Went back ate a slice of pineapple, my tablespoon of jello and three slices of peaches and well I couldn't eat another bite! I was stuffed so that was it! So those delicious yeast rolls with that honey butter spread they sat on that table yeah I turned them down, that delicious buffet, no go for me! I ate healthy and stayed within my calories at an ALL YOU CAN EAT BUFFET! Yea go me! Just goes to show you can still eat out and eat healthy if you make the right choice! I was so proud of both of us for sticking with all the healthy foods. And I felt full for the remainder of the day. Last night I had summer and I made tacos for the kids, but I left the tortilla off of mine and use way less meat than normal so mine was mainly lettuce and tomato :-) so proud of my accomplishments I just wanted to share! So go out and eat every now and then and treat yourselves you can still stay within your calories if you pay attention to what is in front of you!

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Day 12

Friday, February 28, 2014

Almost another week of sticking with it! On Monday it will be a two week solid streak for me and I feel fantastic!!!!!!!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE How I am starting to look and feel.]

That is all!

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Day 10

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

YAY! Today I am able to move around a lot better!!! I did get some exercise in yesterday but I had to modify just about everything so didn't get the calorie burn I should have, but the important thing is I did get some activities in rather than sitting still and letting my back pain take over. I did not do the stretches at karate last night, but either way I got some exercise in YAY!

Today my friend and I walked 1.73 miles again (MOnday too) and then did our curves circuit training routine and I feel great. Made my lower back hurt some but not a lot figuring if I take it easy the rest of the day it'll be alright. Feels good to get to be active again!

Tomorrow I start school back after getting a three week break hoping it does not interfere with my healthy eating or workout routines. Really gonna have to take in some time management skills to keep everything on track and get through the rest of the psychology courses, and manage my family, four children are a handful lol no wait two are so double that! haha! Okay obviously I feel pretty darn good today. I hope each and everyone of y'all are as well! Have a blessed day!

  


Day 9

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Woke up this morning with a lot of back pain--made me realize how much I hate arthritis! I can't hardly walk, it hurts to sit and well laying down is out as well. Tried to do some stretches which usually help but considering I woke up at 3 this morning with it hurting so bad I should have know the stretches were out. So anyway that puts all my workout on hold for today or at least til this thing decides its been stiff long enough. I am praying it will go away so I can at least get 20 minutes in today. This will also make me not be able to do the stretches with the karate class tonight or the kicks because well if I can't bend I can't do most of the stretches :( I have been working out really hard and watching what I am eating and yet here we go again a solid week streak and my body is going to blow it for me. Feeling really discouraged today. My friend and I were still gonna walk this morning she said we would just go slower than we did yesterday but then it started raining and isn't supposed to let up anytime soon so that got put off. This is just so gonna be one of those days. Tomorrow be better (I hope). Have a blessed day everyone!

  


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