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Day 2 to 50 happy

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

That about sums up how I feel today. Had a great start to my birthday celebrations yesterday. I think cake is oozing from me now! I didn't workout so to speak yesterday. It was raining when I got home on top of heavy smoke smell as the woods were on fire In my area. Instead I started washing clothes and cook dinner. Also helped honey put together one of three bookshelves to go into my new dressing room. We layed the carpet and he touched up his paint job. We still have two more cases to put together and style the room which I guess will be tonight. Then it's shifting everything from my daughters room and making it ready for her visit whew! I made it clear that I won't be working on my birthday tomorrow but I might have too :(. We're waaay behind schedule....his fault lol

I'm just going to confess and say the next few days I will be conscious of my eating but I will not be trying to be perfect. I'll be on the go and hopefully stay active enough to keep the weight gain at minimum or away period!

Today is my last day at work until next week. Time to turn it up as the youngsters say. Fifty and fantabulously blessed its on!!!!

Shout outs to Suga and Nikki!!! Thanks for all you do, say and show you're awesome ladies and I appreciate you both!

  


Day 3 to 50 oh boy I've been missing

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

But I'm back! See what happens when you fall out of your routine. Wow I just realized I hadn't blogged in a few days sorry...

So it's almost here...my 50th birthday. Super excited! My daughters will be home, my family and friends will be getting together to celebrate on Saturday afternoon and my honey boo will get to meet my family. Everyone is dying to meet him but I've kept him under wraps for months now while we get to know each other!!!!

As for my journey it's been as off as my blogging has been. I haven't logged my food since last week, I haven't exercised or drank my water. I've been so focused on getting things finished at home and prepping for my family that I haven't really focused. No matter how well I plan I still get off track when life's events consumes me.

Well today my co workers are taking me out to lunch and I'm sure cake will be involved as well. So I went very light for breakfast because of this. Hopefully i can get in a walk today. Got so much left to do.

One of my friends is involved in a challenge with her women's group in North Carolina to lose weight and the winner gets $100. Her boo has challenged her to win that and he has given her another challenge that he will gift her with a big surprise if she reaches the goal weight she set. So she just started the c25k two weeks ago and she asked me to keep her motivated. So of course I said yes and am joining her with the c25k after my birthday. She's also starting a smoothie challenge on Tuesday since she's going out of town this weekend. So I'm going to join that with her as well. Whew now to get my honey boo to offer me a big surprise for reaching my goal...lol. I admit the best reward is meeting the goals and working towards greater health but...I want stuff too!!!

Well that's about it. Just got back from a nice lunch with my coworkers. This blog post was interrupted to go so....I'm back hot n sweaty. We walked to the restaurant so I guess I got in some exercise too. Until tomorrow keep keeping on

  
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LILSHINE 4/16/2014 8:46AM

    You two are funny!!! It seems my brother thinks he's the one. He's dubbed him brother in law already and he's only talked with him twice...lol

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SUGAR0814 4/16/2014 12:34AM

    Yes Nikki, she has a boo! This one sounds like he's the "one"! emoticon

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NIKKICOLE83 4/15/2014 1:47PM

    A BOO???!!!! I HAVE been gone too long! YAAAYYY!! I am so happy you have a companion. Love sure is a good distraction emoticon . I am trying my best not to fall into the "fluffy wife" trap. I hope you have so much fun at your birthday celebration and don't forget to take pictures.

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Day 8 to 50 going, moving, moving..weigh in

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Okay this getting older is a blessing but these body aches are not! I'm starting to feel my age these days.

Yesterday:
Food: ate pretty good haven't completed by diary yet so I'm not sure of my calorie consumption. One positive thing is that I really craved something sweet last night but instead I washed dishes, took a shower and went to bed. Whew!! My honey is a food junkie and he had this key lime pie in the fridge but it's not one of my favorites but I could have eaten it to kill that craving but I didn't!!! One lesson of my devotional is to wait 10 minutes before eating or going back for seconds. Pray while you wait. Soooooo....

Exercise:
Weights yesterday 10# weights for about 10 minutes while I cooked. Squats completed for the day 75, 15 short of my goal. Walked for 30 minutes my lower back was hurting me. I did give it a try though...

Water:
Drank 3 of my 5 bottles before leaving work. Drank one last night.

Weigh in: down another 1.4 ounces!!! It's not significant per se since I'm still fighting this same weight range. Once I get past 275, 274 I'll feel better. I'm happy I'm losing that's two weeks in a row so that is an accomplishment in itself woohoo!!!!

So I push forward towards my goals. When I spoke of the scale shocker the other day I knew something was wrong. It showed a weigh in of 269.4 yeah.... Sure I was excited but just wasn't convinced i had done something magical. But I took that as a vision to my future destiny. I'm so looking forward to that number soon.

I also mentioned a devotional I purchased I'm on day eight. I'm enjoying it and find myself adding post its, with reminders all around to embed great habits in me.

Today I'm hoping to get in a complete walk, strength train and work on my squats and finally plank. Staying focus on eating better, cutting back and waiting before indulging are at the front of my journey now. Working on changing and ridding myself of bad habits

  
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SUGAR0814 4/10/2014 11:52PM

    Yay! I'm so proud of you! Keep up the good work! emoticon

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Day 9 to 50 regrets

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Good day all....

Yesterday.... Food...ate good yesterday. It always amazes me the calories in foods I eat when I'm tracking calories. It's definitely eye opening. Glad I'm starting to make this part of my journey

Water...drank all my bottles which reminds me...get up now and stack today's consumption...brb...done 5 ..16.9 ounce bottles before 3:30 today. Think I'm gonna go for a walk before lunch with or without my co worker. He's had an excuse everyday since he suggested it

No walking yesterday it was pouring rain when I got home. Managed to fit in 20 squats yesterday. I'm waaaaayyyy behind on those and my planks.

Which brings me to my regrets today. I'm really regretting not working out these past few days. Regret may not be the best word but missing working out maybe the best word. I do regret not lifting weights consistenly. Got to put myself on a lifting challenge. Starting now. I would say after my birthday weekend but no need to put off what I could be accomplishing prior and after. Putting things off is what got me still at this point so I'm fighting the urge to do that.

Once this and next week is over I can get back to normal for a while. But I don't want to lose sight of my goals while this part of my life is happening. No excuses, no delays, no mini vacays from living healthier. No breaks!!!! Life happens always and if I stop my weight loss journey every time I'll never get there. Pressing forward

  
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SUGAR0814 4/9/2014 11:24AM

    Great attitude! emoticon

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Got a question/survey...do you

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Include your beverages in your daily calorie tracking?

Here's why I ask. I don't. Only because I typically drink water and consume coffee with cream in mornings and a glass of other beverage at dinner.

My thoughts are I limit the sugar in these drinks. I rarely drink soda. I take a water pill with my BP med so I'm like it comes out quickly (sorry tmi).

The majority of my days since I started tracking my calories I have leftover calories which I mentally save for my drinks, slight variations in calorie calculations, condiments, etc and I rarely eat my exercise calories.


I know these items can add up but it makes tracking tedious for me.

Just curious how you handle beverage calories? If you don't mind sharing

  
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SUGAR0814 4/9/2014 12:21AM

    I drink Great Value's version of Crystal Light & water. I alternate & I don't add it to my tracker. Now I do add my coffee to the tracker.

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CONNIER64 4/8/2014 2:28PM

    I mostly drink unsweetened tea or water with lemon so I don't track my drinks. My question is do you track track the oil you use to cook your meals? I always do but I've noticed a lot of SP don't emoticon

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MOJO0607 4/8/2014 10:13AM

    For me, the majority of my beverages are water. I use the little water glass at the bottom and take it to the correct number of glasses at either the end of the day, or the beginning of the day (I almost always drink more water than I input anyways).

When I have other beverages, I make sure to log those with my meals, for a couple different reasons. I want to make sure I have an accurate calorie count, but I also want to make sure I capture any nutritional value from those items as well.

In the end, you have to do what works for you, and doesnt make it too much of a chore, or it will be something you come to dislike and it will bring you down. Just remain cognizant of the effect of those beverages and you will do just fine. Happy sparking!

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