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7 Days of Tracking Food!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Today is Day 7 (in a row) of tracking food again. Its going really well and I'm staying within calorie range (or only over by 50-100 calories once or twice). I have a family reunion this weekend out of town so I'm a little worried about tracking food and staying within calorie range (and I probably won't be getting exercise in). I'm just going to keep using the mobile app to track whatever I eat regardless of whether or not I over indulge.

I know I said at the end of June that the scale was back into the 180s, but for a moment since then, the scale got back up to 194. Within the past two weeks, the scale went back to the 180s. I think it might have been mainly water weight from poor food choices, but still its nice to see it going back down. I'm sure the consistently tracking of food helps the scale go down also.

As I've had the most trouble with food tracking this week of tracking food again feels like a huge victory! I just have to stick with it!


In other news, I seem to have caught a bit of a summer cold. When working my part-time job on Monday night, my mom kept asking if I was okay cause I looked "out of it". I kept saying "I'm fine" but she was like "sure you are". Turns out she was right as I woke up yesterday (Tuesday) with a fever of 101. I took a sick day from work yesterday and got the fever down. It is still gone today, so I'm back at work, but my energy is gone, zapped, tank is running on fumes.

So obviously there will be no Zumba tonight.

I'm hoping I am feeling better tomorrow. I don't want to travel this weekend and be sick the whole time.

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GGJUNEBUG 7/22/2014 12:32PM

    Get well soon!!

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DRPEPPIE121 7/16/2014 3:12PM

    Geez! No fun being sick! I've always hated summer colds!!! Having allergies is bad enough! :-/ I hope you feel better soon!

And GREAT JOB with your tracking! IT IS HARD!!! And that's so awesome that you're gonna try to track on those rough days... SO HARD TO DO. Just do your best this weekend! Live a little, though. :-) Try not to go TOO crazy. DO better than you WOULD OF in the past. That's usually my thoughts for going to big parties like that.

Do your best!!! Great job girl!

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FANCYSIMAGES 7/16/2014 1:49PM

    emoticon on sticking with tracking! I need to get better at that....

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Getting Back in the Habit

Monday, July 14, 2014

Small victory: Tracked food everyday since my last blog entry.

Hopefully I'm getting back in the habit.


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DRPEPPIE121 7/14/2014 3:52PM

    YES!!!! Great step!!! One thing at a time :-) You go girl!

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LOSER_ZIMM 7/14/2014 11:13AM


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COOP9002 7/14/2014 11:08AM

    Nice job.

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Happy July

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Still here, just busy.

Quick update:

Exercising everyday has been hit or miss, but I've been doing better (at least an hour of exercise about every other day).

Still working on consistently tracking food.

Been in a good mind frame.

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DEEEBEE 7/10/2014 11:18PM

    That's a good, practical evaluation. You can do this!

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KATESCAPE 7/10/2014 2:05PM

    emoticon emoticon ....Love your wall paper...I am a lover of all things nautical/beachy~ emoticon

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COOP9002 7/10/2014 1:15PM

    Nice job.

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DRPEPPIE121 7/10/2014 12:57PM

    great JOB!!! I can tell you're really trying your best! Keep up the good work!!! We gotta fight for it! :-)

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Back in the 180s

Monday, June 30, 2014

I'm back in the 180s at 189 lbs. Another 6.5 lbs to the lowest weight I saw (back in November).

My knee is healed up, my wrist feels better than it did but not great (and I forgot my wrist brace today).

I've still been inconsistent about tracking food. I don't know why I am having such a difficult time with it. I know I can do it, I HAVE done it.

My goals right now are simple:


- Exercise at least 30 minutes every day.

- Think positively / Make no excuses.

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DEEEBEE 6/30/2014 8:32PM

    Tracking food is tedious, but very helpful. Keep on going and doing your best!

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COOP9002 6/30/2014 2:17PM

    Awesome job on your success thus far. I 'm sure you'll stay the course. Nice job.

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DRPEPPIE121 6/30/2014 12:08PM


And CONGRATS on your progress!!! I know how hard it is to lose each...precious...pound! Keep it up, girl!

I think you've got very realistic goals...and I'm thrilled that your body is healing up for you! Totally understand where you're coming from!

Thanks for the comment on my blog, btw! I really appreciate your support! Sending hugs!

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KATHARINA01 6/30/2014 11:14AM

    Congrats on your success. I'm sure you'll manage to track your food in the future. emoticon

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Birthday Updates

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

So sorry Sparkfriends. My schedule has been packed and I haven't felt like typing per my wrist injury/tendonitis (still really sore). Updates: I'm still here, still haven't lost any more weight. But I've been cheating a bit on diet due to birthday (but back on it again now) and haven't been consistent with exercise due to injury.

My birthday was Monday. Had fun searching for birthday cakes around town. For St. Louis' 250th birthday there are 250 cake statues all over town. I went and found 30 for my 30th birthday.

Birthday picture update (and proof I haven't gained back all the weight). :)

I'm still not where I want to be, but I will get there. Slowly. It's hard to tell the difference in these pictures, but as a reminder of where I was here is a picture from the Orlando trip that inspired the weight loss I have made.

I also joined a dietbet to help kickstart my progress again/force myself to stop cheating on food. ~ 4 weeks to go on it. I know if I can force myself to eat better, I will begin to lose the weight again. I hate losing money, so I figure it was a good motivator (yes I know intrinsic motivation is better, but sometimes I need the extrinsic motivator as a quick assist).

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DEEEBEE 6/11/2014 11:03PM

    Happy birthday! What a fun idea, finding 30 birthday cakes for your 30th! Ha! I'd have to find a lot more than 30! A friend of mine is taking a picture of each one she sees. I think she's shot over 100. So is that a cake for Route 66 at the Route 66 visitors center off of I-44? And where is the other one?

I can't lose weight, either. And today per my Fitbit, I have walked 10 miles and tracking my food is under range. I try not to eat much on the days I do not walk miles, but I think I might be at the weight I should be and that's why I can't lose. I am high on the BMI scale, but my doctor doesn't care about that. So who knows. I just keep trying to watch my diet and exercise.

We both should just "hang in there!"

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BARBIEE52 6/11/2014 10:12PM

    What great pictures..I am glad you shared them with us!! It sounds like you had a great Birthday emoticon emoticon

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DRPEPPIE121 6/11/2014 1:12PM

    Fantastic progress despite challenges along the way, girl!!! You should be proud of yourself! We are all aware it is SO hard to lose any weight! I'm proud of you!

Just keep doing what you're doing and make it work for each day...individually...each minute... just do it girl!!!

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COOP9002 6/11/2014 12:23PM

    Great job on your progress and thanks for sharing the pics.

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BELLENGLISH 6/11/2014 11:58AM

    Hope your wrist feels better soon. Keep up the good work for it is one small step in the right direction.

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    Shout "YES" if you are ready to take a small positive action today to get one step closer towards reaching your goals!

Make Today the Greatest Day of Your Life

emoticon Until Tomorrow!

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