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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

These last couple of weeks have been very very frustrating.

I have continued to stay in my calorie range (1200-1570) five out of the seven days of the week, and the other two, I still do not overly splurge. I continue to work out 3-4 days a week for at least a half hour.

And yet, I'm GAINING weight instead of losing. I do not understand what I am doing wrong, or how I can ever reach my goal weight, when dieting and exercise are failing me. emoticon

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JGTHIELEN 7/23/2014 7:59PM

    I agree that my calorie range and exercise program is aggressive. So I realize I must be doing something to gain weight, I was asking for advice not judgement.

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KNEEMAKER 7/23/2014 7:44PM

  Believe and achieve! emoticon

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GEORGE815 7/23/2014 7:34PM

    You have a very aggressive calorie range. And exercise. Must be doing something to gain weight.

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One Year Anniversary.

Monday, June 23, 2014

One year ago I joined SparkPeople and began my journey to becoming a healthier and happier person. And although that journey was filled with an abundance of ups and downs, I am happy to say that one year later, I am still as dedicated to my journey as I was when I just began.

It's amazing what difference a year will make emoticon

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ARRREAGLES 6/24/2014 2:08PM

    I've been watching the whole year, and I'm really impressed. Some days you come in and seem down, not entirely happy, but you show up, and man, that's the hard part, right?

Good for you! It's been wonderful to watch and enjoy as you continue your journey.

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    Wow! Those results are amazing!!!

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MYTURNNOW2013 6/23/2014 7:00PM

    Very motivating results...the picture says it all. Great job! Happy Sparkversary!

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144AUTUMN 6/23/2014 12:43PM

  keep up the good work!!

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One Of Those Days.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

emoticon Do you ever have those days where you feel like the amount of food you are eating just isn't enough? Even if it's the same thing you have been eating for the past 4 weeks, and it filled you up every one of those times?
That is me today.
I try to eat a small something every two hours while I am at work as a way to stop me from snacking in between meals (like I used to), however today this is a struggle. I had an apple for breakfast at 10, and by 11 I felt like my stomach was eating itself. I had a weight loss shake at 11:45 and have been starving since about 12:30. I am hoping to make it until 2 to have my sandwich and then I have a granola bar for at 4 and get off at 6. But right now I just really wanna drive across the street and eat an entire 6 pack and a pound from taco johns.

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ARRREAGLES 6/18/2014 9:15AM

    It's okay, this happens. I think you should consider packing small "munchy" snacks that you can have pretty guilt free -- I like raw almonds or cashews (good protein and fat, raw makes them way healthier) or unsweetened banana chips (potassium and vitamin K, no added sugar) or those little tiny boxes of raisins. The fresh, raw, and healthy can usually tide you over a little, and for a small number of very good for you calories, you can get there.

Even so, you've been doing so well with your training and diet -- don't sweat it. Keep the faith and the good work, you'll make it through!

Good luck!

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5k Your Way Program- Day 10

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Today I did my first full run of week 2. The plan for the day was to run 1 minute and then walk for 2 minutes. I ran for a total of 28.5 minutes and ran 5 miles total!!

I also have completed 250 minutes of activity already this month!

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TISH0125 6/15/2014 11:50AM

  WOW! Congrats that's so amazing!! I just started running 3 wks ago and I'm up to 18min of straight running. I can't wait til I can hit 5 miles, thanks for the motivation!

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Today my 23 year old sister came home from Colorado to visit for a couple weeks and today was dedicated as our day to spend together. First we just hung out and watched TV, then we went shopping at the mall, out to eat and came home for me to head off to work. The challenging part was that I spent the entire time staring at her physique in utter jealousy. I was envious of her thin legs and the way shorts were too big because (unlike me) she wasn't packing a lot of junk in the trunk. Because of this, I hated the way I looked in absolutely every outfit I tried on.

Then as we were sitting at lunch together and talking about how we both wished we would have worked out, it was revealed that as I was ogling over her thin legs, she was envying my smaller build and flat stomach.

We spend so much time comparing our bodies to those of the people around us, that we never stop to appreciate the positive qualities we do have. Yes, I do have chunky thighs and a big butt, but I need to remind myself that there are positives about the way I look. And sometimes, that girl we are staring at in jealousy, is staring back at us for the same reason.

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MYTURNNOW2013 6/11/2014 8:52PM

    Good reminder!

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STUDLEEJOE 6/11/2014 8:15PM

    great blog

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