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A new goal

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Today in my sparkcoach lesson they challenged me to evaluate how I was really doing and to see what I really needed to change. I have gotten lazy with my measuring and tracking. I do track most of my food but this morning when I was making my husband's lunch I realized I take a scoop(about 1 tablespoon) of peanut butter every morning. I never put that in my tracking. So how much other stuff do I eat a little here and a little there and not track it. It all adds up. The other thing I have stopped doing is measuring my foods. i have been eyeballing it which I am sure I eat more than I should. Then i wonder why I can't lose this weight.

I was doing this with exercise but have stopped counting every little thing and now I am tracking only cardio and strength training stuff.

So my new goal will be to measure and track better. I know this will be hard with Christmas and New Years but I have to start somewhere and sometime. It might as well be now.

I hope everyone is doing great. We can do this.

  
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ANDY_54 12/20/2012 6:38AM

    Great blog and just what I needed to get on track today--have fallen off the tracking wagon for food (exercise I do okay). Thanks for the reminder!

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PEACEHOPE1 12/19/2012 10:37PM

    You are so right! Those little things really do add up. Great job monitoring yourself and making adjustments as you see needed.

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SUSHENO 12/19/2012 1:35PM

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KIMPY225 12/19/2012 11:49AM

    It definitely does add up! Great job noticing!

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EMMELINEE3 12/19/2012 8:49AM

    Oh man boy did you hit it on the head for me and I realized we are creatures of habit and so easily we teach ourselves something new and then fall back into those old habits. I caught myself yesterday doing the very same thing. Thank you for sharing and pointing it out we are not alone.

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WAY2GOCAT 12/19/2012 8:46AM

    Good insight into your behavior. Thanks for sharing it.I'm in the SparkCoach Plateau Busting Program and am reminded daily on my checklist to accurately measure and track all food and exercise. I've already tracked Christmas and, if I stick to my plan, will stay in calorie and nutrient ranges. Good for you with starting NOW. Don't put it off. You'd be cheating no one but yourself!

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Exercise

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

I have this ideal schedule all planned out but many days it doesn't fit into my daily schedule. I am trying to figure out how to fit it. I know i have to make it a priority and then just do it. But you see lots of other good and important things come up and i put exercising on the back burner. Somewhere I have to see that exercising is just as important. In my mind I see myself fitting it in I am not being unrealistic in my plans I just find other things that pull me.

  
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KIMPY225 12/18/2012 12:05PM

    Good luck figuring out what will work best for you!

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WAY2GOCAT 12/18/2012 11:44AM

    If you're finding other things creep in during the day that prevent you from working out, try working out 1st thing in the morning. You may need to go to bed earlier and get up earlier to do it, but it's so worth it. I've bumped up my exercise in an attempt to get over this plateau and that in itself is helping me. Good luck to you!

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JLC2321 12/18/2012 9:24AM

    This has always been a problem for me. Best answer - get up 30 minutes early and get that cardio in. It's not easy - but you feel great. Try to give yourself at least 10-15 more minutes in the evening to do dome strength training. Whatever you can get in is better than nothing. I also try to have at least 2 days of extensive training - aim for a 900 calorie burn - It usually adds up to about 80 minutes of cardio - toning- and weight lifting. I have been up and down on my regularity for years and I am trying to break that cycle. I'm on week 2 of the bootcamp and I thought I would be at the point of wanting to workout again - but I'm not. I have to force myself everyday and could easily find a million reasons not to. Some days I'm so annoyed that I have to do it. But - It's all about the final goal. Mine is to lose 40 pounds by May. I'm not going to get there if I don't work out. Find your motivation.
Ok - now I am getting off my but - because I've been procrastinating this morning - and getting in my workout.
Good Luck -
Jen

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A new day

Sunday, December 16, 2012

I am feeling like I failed my God. I have talked about trusting Him through all things. i just gave a speech to my son because he lost his wrestling match. You need to praise God when you win and when you lose. I gave myself that talk last night. If I take a look at my life it is really good. This is only cholesterol med. I am not going to die and I have not lost a love one. I need to get my priorities in order. God is in control of my life and I need to trust Him. I was having a major pity party and I am done. Sorry you had to read it. Have a great day. I know I will because my focus will be on Him and not myself.

  
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CINDYCHARLENE 12/17/2012 9:08PM

    I'm glad your not going to beat yourself up for having a little pity party. You are entitled to one once in a while. You did so good though to humbly accept your momentary weakness, repent and love yourself anyway. No doubt you prayed for help to get over it. Perfectionism leaves no room for the Lord to come into our lives now does it.

I'm so sorry you have to take cholesterol medicine but if it will help you in the long run then it is a blessing right?


Now, in the words of a very sweet lady to me, "Have a Blessed Day"


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KIMPY225 12/17/2012 12:24AM

    Hopefully you are feeling a bit better now!!

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MJRVIC2000 12/16/2012 8:36AM

    Thank God for forgiveness when we fail or fall short of His glory. You have taken the first step by recognizing that mistake....now don't forget to ask for forgiveness and teach your son a good lesson. SEE! Good can come from our mistakes. God Bless You and your son! Vic.

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bummed

Saturday, December 15, 2012

I have been trying to get my weight down exercise up and my eating right. I was on cholesterol med and once I started really working out and eating better the dr was willing to try me off meds. I was doing good. I just went to have blood work done and my cholesterol is up. Now the dr wants to talk to me about it. The sad part is I lost another 1.5 pounds this week. I am so bummed. I just don't know what to do or how to make it better.

  
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PEACEHOPE1 12/15/2012 10:45PM

    That is a bummer. Perhaps they will allow you more time given your recent efforts to make improvements in your health. Congrats on the weight loss!

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NILLAPEPSI 12/15/2012 9:10PM

    It'll be ok. Just keep going. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BABY_GIRL69 12/15/2012 6:18PM

    I would just relax and see what the doc says first. Don't panic and stop doing what you are doing cause it will be for you health in the long haul.

God bless & way to go on 1.5lbs!

Dee

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MYUTMOST4HIM 12/15/2012 2:08PM

    I would see if the dr will let you "ride" it out for a little while. Your body has to catch up!!

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Friday

Friday, December 14, 2012

Boy this has been a very busy week for me. I haven't had much time to spend on here this week. The good news is I have been able to exercise every day and my eating well lets just say it is getting better. I had a few days where junk food found its way into my mouth.

Today one of my daughters comes home from college. I am excited but a little worried about my routine. It is so much harder with them here and all the holiday food. I am determined to track everything that goes into my mouth and adjust my eating if needed. I am also going to try to boost my exercise to help combat some of the bad stuff I may eat. I know that isn't the way we should do it but .....

  
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PEACEHOPE1 12/14/2012 5:02PM

    It's harder for me to do well when I'm not in my usual routine, too. Try to remain mindful of what you eat, and get as much activity as you can. Mostly, enjoy your daughter and family!

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DARJR50 12/14/2012 10:43AM

  You are making progress, thats what counts. You have a plan to deal with your slips. That will help get you through the rough times. Get your daughters to join you in some of your execises. You will get it done and they may enjoy doing them with you.

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KIMPY225 12/14/2012 10:37AM

    Good luck!!

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JOHNMARTINMILES 12/14/2012 9:02AM

    Enjoy your daughter while she visits. They grow up oh so fast.

Remember: Eat drink and be merry for tomorrow you diet! LOL

Make Today a Great Day!

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