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Wed. results day 6

Thursday, March 28, 2013

My goals were not met but I did have a good night sleep last night so I feel better today(Thur). I am ready to try again.

My Goals:
1. track everything I did even though I was high again( no wonder why I am not losing weight)
2.30 min. of exercise. did nothing
3.15 min. of quiet time. Did 15 min
4 Take down snowmen and put up spring stuff. Winter stuff in the boxes and still sitting on the floor in the living room.
5. measure my food. Didn't do that either

  
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PEACEHOPE1 3/28/2013 2:09PM

    Hi there, glad to see you're still out there trying. That's what matters most!

You know I've fallen down many times on my weight loss journey. After falling so many times and struggling to regain momentum, I learned that for me, the only way I can make a restart is to begin again with baby steps.

Personally, if I were struggling with momentum, I wouldn't be able to be successful with your goals because they would overwhelm me and I probably wouldn't do much or any of them each day. Measuring food is very time consuming, tracking and counting calories is the same, 30 minutes of exercise every day is overwhelming to me unless I'm already at a strong starting point.

Again this is just me, but if I were struggling as much as you indicate in your past couple blogs, I would probably start with baby steps such as journal all my food (but I wouldn't log the calories - I'd just write down what I ate) and also start with a small amount of water (such as 4 glasses). I probably wouldn't even make exercise part of it but if I were really wanting to, I'd probably try for 10 minutes a day. No matter how busy my day is, I could always find 10 minutes even if I did it during three commercial breaks. Basically, I'd set a couple very tiny goals that wouldn't feel overwhelming at all. I'd set myself up for success.

And then only after I achieve those for a few days, would I consider upping them a bit. For instance, at that point I might increase the four glasses of water to six, continue logging my food with no calorie notation, and maybe try for 2-3 freggies per day. If I were exercising, I'd probably keep it at ten minutes.

I'd make sure I was successful with those small steps before I'd raise them another small bit. I'd keep doing that in very small increments and only after being successful for a few days first. It may only be me, but when I'm struggling I cannot regain momentum and get my feet back under me when the goals require too much of me.

I know some people don't like the thought of that because they think it'll take them forever to get to their goal weight. And of course it does take longer restarting each time with baby steps rather than come out of the restart gate at full speed. But for me, I'd rather have small successes and get myself back on track slowly but surely, than to take a longer amount of time hoping I'll wake up strong enough one day to take on bigger goals.

I hope this helps in some way, and I'm rooting for you!



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63KEEPONGOING 3/28/2013 9:18AM

  Keep up the exercises; it will pay off eventually. Sometime, we lose inches when the scales show nothing. That is because muscles hold fluid. In the long run, muscles help you to burn more calories. Are you drinking at least 8 cups of water a day. That really does help.

I hope you will have a very successful day today.
Be determined and girl, you will get there.

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Tuesday's results day 6

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

I am going down hill and down hill fast.
I guess my mind set isn't right and I know all the things I need to do but just can't seem to make myself do them. No will power or just plain lazy either way I fail.

My Goals:
1. track everything I did even though I was high again( no wonder why I am not losing weight)
2.30 min. of exercise. did nothing
3.15 min. of quiet time. Did 15 min
4 Take down snowmen and put up spring stuff. Winter stuff in the boxes and still sitting on the floor in the living room.
5. measure my food. Didn't do that either

I will try again today. but just a note my breakfast today was over 1/3 of my calorie range.

think I need to go to bed earlier I am still tired when I wake up. Plus I thing I am getting a cold.

  
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BECCAR6 3/27/2013 9:41PM

    All of us have bad days. At the beginning, for me, I had a lot more bad days than good. If you are getting sick, you should definitly rest.

Is it possible you need to focus on one thing at a time? Maybe you need to work on only getting in a workout or only adjusting your breakfast meal right now. Find one or 2 meals you really like that are healthy and stick with that for breakfast. After a week, change a snack or something. They may be small changes but small changes still lead to lasting changes which can lead to major progress.

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BEAUTIFUL_REINA 3/27/2013 9:06AM

    Maybe your goals just don't motivate you. I am a firm believer that if you find the right goals, you will accomplish them. I just COULDN'T get myself to exercise until I made the goals to learn how to do Sarah Conners pull-ups and to become a runner and I haven't really missed any workouts since. Find something you really WANT to do, and it won't be so hard to get yourself to do it.

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LOVE2MY3 3/27/2013 8:14AM

    Cheer up! We all have bad days, and lazy days, and the "I just don't want to" days. But don't let it derail you from the goals you want to achieve. What's done is done, so just move forward, and take baby steps towards your goal. And don't forget to smile! emoticon

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Monday's results day 5

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Not as good as i would have liked.


My Goals:
1. track everything I did even though I was high again( no wonder why I am not losing weight)
2.30 min. of exercise. did nothing
3.15 min. of quiet time. Did 30 min
4 Take down snowmen and put up spring stuff. Winter stuff in the boxes.
5. measure my food. Didn't do that either

I had an emotional day yesterday and ate more than I should have. The 1 good thing though the things I ate were healthy like carrots and almonds.

Today I am hoping to do better although I did have a bagel with cream cheese for breakfast. I am working today so my steps will be higher and I can't snack all day and salad for lunch.

  
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LOOKINGUP2012 3/26/2013 4:09PM

    emoticon for choosing healthy. It's hard not to overeat when emotional. It may turn out okay because of your choices.

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CANDEE412 3/26/2013 7:33AM

    You are on the right track. One day at a time.

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Sunday's results day 4

Monday, March 25, 2013

Another semi- successful day

My Goals:
1. track everything I did even though I was high again( no wonder why I am not losing weight)
2.30 min. of exercise. did nothing
3.15 min. of quiet time. Did 30
4 Take down snowmen and put up spring stuff. well I got the boxes down. that is a start.

I think I really have to work on my eating. So I am going to add 1 more goal to my eating goals and that is measure and measure.

Maybe that will help with my ranges

  
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LOOKINGUP2012 3/25/2013 9:25AM

    Measuring is a blessing for me.

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BECCAR6 3/25/2013 8:16AM

    When I started tracking, I couldn't believe how high my calorie count was becuase I don't eat very much (or so I thought). Measuring has really helped me. Good you are tracking! Tracking should help.
I like that you added quiet time as one of your goals. Maybe I should do that too.

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Saturday's results

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Weekends are so very hard for me. Everyone is home and they all like to eat and snack.

Eating Goal:
Track everything I eat I did track everything and found out I was well over my ranges. this is discouraging.

Exercise Goal:
Exercise 30 minutes 5 times a week, I didn't exercise today :(

Spiritual Goal:
Have a quiet time everyday( 15 minutes a day) I did have 15 minutes of quiet time

Other Goals:
Work on decluttering my desk (5 to 10 minutes a day) There was no cleaning done either

I am not sure I would say today was successful. It does show me I need to change.
I will keep plugging away.

  
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JACOSAURUS 3/24/2013 3:26PM

    I have found that it is better to be glad you succeeded at something (no matter how small) than it is to be upset over "failures". Sometimes I don't run as fast or as far as I want, sometimes I eat more calories than I'd like, sometimes I don't get everything done that I want. It happens. But mentally I have to remind myself that even if I ate a little too much, I have food to eat and that's a good thing and if I didn't go as far or as fast as I wanted, at least I did something. It's the small victories that get us farther not the big ones. Those big days of victories, come from lots of small victories and hard work. Keep your chin up buttercup, you're doing great!

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BEAUTIFUL_REINA 3/24/2013 3:05PM

    Well you did 2 out of 4 goals, when I do that I call it semi-successful. Its not everything I hoped for, but its better than Epic Fail. So semi-successful.

But you had a little streak of hitting your goals and you are doing well overall. Don't let this one semi-good day throw you for a loop. Just start your streak again tomorrow and plan to make these goals part of your life, just really integrate them. Each little step you take brings you closer and closer to how you really want to be!

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