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Why?!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Why do I do this to myself? I figured out that I feel better eating mainly grain free. Or at least when I don't eat the GF breads and pasta and such. Well, at work my lunch is provided and often that means plain chicken breast and veggies - perfect. This week they decided to give me GF pizza one day and GF spaghetti today. I ate some each time, not a lot, but some. My brain apparently took that to mean it's ok to eat the junk in the break room. I could have done worse - much worse, but I did bad enough.

I am determined to remember my back- up lunch tomorrow. I forgot the other day and that didn't help. I was trying to figure out which is better - eating the overly processed GF crap, junk food, or skipping lunch completely.

I made it to the fitness room at work twice. The elliptical is so much harder than I expected. They have two and the one I tried today was better than yesterday. I think the stride was too much for me. Tomorrow I hope to walk with Leslie Sansone before work since I won't be able to after work. I also need to remember my tuna and celery even though lunch is supposed to be safe and figure out what to do on my break to stay away from the snacks.

  
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OOLALA53 4/18/2014 9:19PM

    The Italians and French do quite well eating moderate portions of pizza. (Those two countries have the lowest average BMI in Europe and arguably in the developed world.)

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Determination

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

I am officially registered to use the equipment at work. They have three bikes, two treadmills, two ellipticals, a rowing machine, and a stepper. Plus weights and such. I will go tonight as soon as I get finished at work. I decided to go after work instead of on my break because I was told my break time is a busy time and when I finish for the day it is empty. I would rather figure out how to use the machines without other people around, plus I don't want to feel rushed like I would on my break. I may only go after work tonight and tomorrow though since I should get home right after work Thursday and Friday to see my parents.

I am quite excited by this opportunity, as long as I don't chicken out. I have every right to be there so there is no reason to be scared. Besides, it's cheaper than a gym membership emoticon

  
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IMREITE 4/15/2014 9:21PM

    I get to walk each morning on the treadmill. I like the fact i am off my butt 1 less hour a day.

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JAMBABY0 4/15/2014 2:53PM

    Good for you

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I'm doing it

Monday, April 14, 2014

Tomorrow I meet with a health coach at work to get cleared to use the equipment at the hospital. I hear they have treadmills, stationary bikes, and an elliptical (yay!). Now when I can't walk on my break I can use the equipment. No more excuses when I'm too tired after work to hit the treadmill at the apartment.

I also may very well be getting my elliptical. I talked to my parents and it came up that my exercise bike is falling apart and the new one I want. My stepdad asked how much it was and said we'd talk about when they got here this weekend. I could handle that as a belated birthday present.

Hard to believe how excited I am about exercise equipment!

  
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  Good Luck!

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Rethinking things

Sunday, April 13, 2014

I need a dietician or nutritionist. Eating grain free helps my stomach, but not my blood sugar. Hopefully meeting with a health coach at work will help. Planning on calling tomorrow to set up an orientation for the exercise equipment and maybe get a health coach.

My husband and I spent yesterday at the mall. First time since we moved to Appleton that we made it to the mall. It was great! Found new shoes I love for $20. Had sorbet while my husband had a chocolate covered mound of ice cream. And my husband bought me a new ring. He's been wanting me to have the matching anniversary band so when we stopped to get my wedding ring cleaned he bought it as a symbol that he is still committed to us. I like that I can wear just the single band instead of my wedding/engagement rings because they are sottered together. He's very proud of himself.

Now I'm motivated to get the equipment orientation done to save money on either a gym or more likely a portable elliptical. I've been looking at getting an elliptical for awhile, but don't need to spend the money right now. My husband says maybe for Christmas since I have access to treadmills and maybe an elliptical at work. He has a point.

It's supposed to be cold again tomorrow so I am determined to hit the treadmill downstairs before coming up after work. One of the things I loved about moving here was the treadmill, but I got a little uncomfortable with my audience a couple months ago. Time to get back, especially since my exercise bike is falling apart.

  
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BJHEER 4/14/2014 10:19AM

    Yay on the ring!!! I keep telling my husband to buy me extra diamonds but he just chuckles. LOL
I love the Appleton mall.... Just mentioning it makes me want to drive over there. Green Bay is alright, but I want a Sheels here. They are fabulous.
Stay motivated....keep exercising. I hope you get the equipment you want.
~Beth

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DMEYER4 4/13/2014 7:34PM

  good luck with your diet. you are doing great with working out keep up the good work

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The highs and lows

Monday, April 07, 2014

So today is day one of the "Drop a Ton" challenge at work. The goal is to have us lose 2,000 pounds combined. So many of us signed up it works out to 4-5 pounds each. No way will I be happy with that! Two months and I plan on losing more than 5 pounds.

For the initial weigh-in I was beyond depressed - my heaviest ever. Too much GF specialty food and not getting my heartrate up enough I'm sure. So today I officially started being grain free, not just gluten free. May try going back to rice, quinoa, and corn after I get my stomach back on track after all the GF bread. Goal is to just eat clean.

Also started my walking on my break today. That was a good walk, even though I tracked it wrong. I'm looking at minutes anyway so it's ok. Tried taking the babies for a walk this morning - they were not fans!

I gave in and went shopping after work for jeans. I have several in the next smaller size and was putting off buying any wanting to fit into the ones I have. Well, I only have one decent pair left that I can wear and my khakis are getting stained so I've been wearing my yoga pants on the weekends. So with my parents coming to visit in a couple weeks I decided to just bite the bullet and get a couple pair from Goodwill. I was really worried because I did NOT want to buy bigger pants. I started with the bigger size, but they didn't fit, so I ended up with my current size after all. Small miracle, but I'll take it!

It's nice being in the competition. I miss that with my old job, so was excited to get started. The kick in the a$$ I need to get back on track. And now I'm not so odd drinking my spinach or kale smoothies emoticon

  
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BJHEER 4/9/2014 9:58PM

    Sounds like you are on the right track. Plus I am envious that you drink the spinach and/or kale smoothies. I have tried them several times and can never seem to stick with it, but they are so healthy. I should try again.
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JANET552 4/8/2014 7:05AM

    Good luck!!

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