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Tuesday - Finding fiber....

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Well, my effort to track all my food is continuing. Third day of measuring/weighing and tracking. So far, so good. Not perfect eating, but just doing it is the point right now.

Remembering that when I cut wheat out, I have a much harder time making my fiber goals for the day. Eating a ton of veggies would be enough, you would think, but apparently not. So that will be a continuing experiment to get it right.

In other news, I'm realizing things are different. If I don't eat every 2 or 3 hours, I'm having signs of low blood sugar, sudden fatigue, jittery feeling. I'm getting plenty of calories - like 1600+ yesterday so it's not that. I've had hypoglycemia in the past and I'm insulin resistant, I think that all must be coming more to bear.

Got on the scale for the first time in awhile and had an ugly shock. Up about 9 pounds from where I was beginning of May. I'm taking it with a pinch of salt (LOL) because I seem to be really puffy in my hands and feet and I'm thinking some of that at least could be accounted for with water retention. So, I'm trying to fit in more water.

Weather has been soooo not nice. Raining and cold. For days, literally. It's definitely affecting my mood as well. That equals less walking, but I'm feeling a little better today with that. The weather is not any nicer, but maybe I can get a walk in anyway (though as I look out my window at my work desk, I see trees being blown pretty darn forcefully by the wind. ugh). Something fitness oriented needs to happen today tho, I'm committed to it, even if that means walking around a store or something.

That's it for me dear reader. Three days of conscious eating, careful measuring, and tracking. Hasn't been terrible but I do admit continuing obsessive thoughts about food and when can I eat again? Hoping that passes soon.

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RINGSTWO 6/25/2013 8:28PM

    Keep it up!!! I hate tracking with a passion but try my best to do it on my phone, which sort of makes it easier!!

Your well on your way lady!!! emoticon emoticon

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SUSIEQ911 6/25/2013 4:12PM

    I've finally accepted that my life revolves around when my next meal will occur and what it will be. Part of it is the tracking and part of it is the fact that I LOVE food.

Keep up the good work. Keep will get easier. You could eat more beans for fiber, yes?

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Monday Check In - Measuring food

Monday, June 24, 2013

I've been "eyeballing" my food portions. Yes, I admit it. For...too long.

Yesterday, I weighed or measured my food. Startling reminder of why that's important.

I know what to do. I've been on SP since, ahem, 2006. I just....didn't wanna do it. Or, I'd do it a little while and then fall away. But after all that time, all those articles, doing spark coach for awhile, believe me, it's not that I don't know HOW to do this.

It's the actual, uh, DOING. You know? The denial? The emotional eating. eh.

So, another go round.

I remind myself yet again of why I don't want to do the medifast route (among the many including cost, nasty "food", continuous feeling of deprivation, and re-gain that is so prevalent when folks return to real food) - the whole "now, don't exercise too much in the beginning because it's just going to make you hungrier". Something about that just does not sit well with me. Besides the fact I'm signed up for a 5K in a couple weeks and I enjoy walking, I enjoy training, I enjoy trying to get to 10K steps a day.

So, if the alternative is chopping veggies, dirtying more dishes cooking and measuring, and writing down what I'm eating, I'd rather do that, thank you.

That's it this morning. Off to work and real life. :)

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BUSYGRANNY5 6/24/2013 8:56AM

    Although I've discovered there are many keys to a healthy lifestyle.... one of the main keys for me has been measuring and recording ALL my foods and beverages.... when I get lax in this area I begin to experience issues in all areas!!!!! Keep on keeping on!!!

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BOOKWORM27S 6/24/2013 8:35AM

    Weighing, measuring, and recording all of my food in my tracker and hand-written food journal is the only way I've been able to lose weight/keep the weight off. I know it can be a hassle... but if I don't do it, I tend to cheat and increase my portions/calories. Then I gain weight back... and the cycle continues.

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Time to admit it, my food is out of control

Sunday, June 23, 2013

I ran into an acquaintance yesterday and was flabbergasted at her weight loss. She said 51 pounds, it looked more like 80 to me. Seriously. I said so how'd you do it? She said...medifast.

I've spent a lot of time thinking about this since I ran into her. The various "well, I could..." to "you have done a supervised fast before, it was horribly expensive and hard, do you really wanna do that again?".

I've doubled my activity. Easily. I may not always make 10K a day, but since January I've doubled my activity level by tracking with my Fitbit.

No weight loss. Maybe even a gain of 2 or 3 pounds.

What does that tell me, dear reader? It tells me my food is out of control. Do I track? no. Do I eat pretty much what I want ....yes.

(that doesn't mean I'm binging or eating ice cream for breakfast, LOL, just that I'm having carbs, seconds at dinner, etc)

Out of control.

Time to refocus.

Out. Of. Control.

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BOOKWORM27S 6/24/2013 8:37AM

    Good luck in your weight loss journey!

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KATCHAGIRL 6/23/2013 8:54PM

    I'm in the same boat!! HAVE to get myself together!!!!!!!


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  At least you're facing the truth about what you are doing and so that enables you to fix it as quickly as possible.

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RINGSTWO 6/23/2013 10:33AM

    Hey lady!! I hear ya!!! We all have times when we get "outta control" emoticon

But at least you're doing the right things to get back on track!!! Open confession is good for the soul!!! I expect to hear great results soon!!

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Oh happy day!!!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Yesterday, my partner graduated with her Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice.

Friday, she got a job (after literally years of no job/under employed).

I feel like a 1000 pound weight has been lifted off my shoulders of being the sole support for our family for so long. I feel hope.

Jodie will likely continue on to get her bachelor's in CJ online, which is wonderful but the job? oh yes....income! Benefits for her! Woo hoo!!

10K steps a day continues to be a challenge. Having the last couple days off I varied rather wildly from 12K to 5K, but again I realized my job sitting on my heinie at a computer for 8 hours a day is a huge culprit of my weight gain.

Today I plan on dragging my bike out of the garage and taking just a short spin....getting back on it, working it into my routine and maybe, just maybe working up to riding to work now that school is out....wish me luck, LOL.

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KATCHAGIRL 6/17/2013 2:47PM

    YAY!! CONGRATS to you both!! I'm sure it will make life SOO much better to have 2 incomes!! :)

I wish I could take my bike out for a spin, but it's been at least 106 degrees everyday here in Phoenix. I'm afraid to get out in that heat... I have been trying to get some workouts in in the pool tho! ;)

Keep on keepin' on, girl!


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SUSIEQ911 6/16/2013 8:50PM

    Congrats to your partner! Looks like things are looking up!

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DMEYER4 6/16/2013 9:05AM

  congrats to you and your partner. I hope she likes her job and it can only make things easier for you both

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AMR6665 6/16/2013 8:58AM

    emoticon Congrats to you and your partner!

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Back in the saddle again....

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Got the steps going again last night, but didn't quite hit 10K even though I went for an hour walk last night.

When I got home from the walk and realized I still hadn't made my steps for the day, I decided that starting this a.m., I have to do a little something extra in the a.m. An hour walk in the evening is about my limit with other things I need to this a.m. if nothing else I'll walk around the block or do a little bit of Zumba for Wii.

I have a 4 day weekend coming up - yay! My partner is graduating with her Associates Degree - super proud of her. She also.....has completed 6 out of 7 steps for a job. Thursday morning she will take a test where she is shown a bunch of material and then a test to see how much she retained. The job is not the job of her dreams, it's a call center job where they handle questions about Apple products and others. It's a job that would be steady, have benefits and she could continue on with her bachelor's degree online. She's had a really hard time finding a job so this one getting this close is good. It would relieve soooo much stress if she had a job.

Okay, that's it. Another day...another dollar. :)

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ANGELCITYGAL 6/16/2013 10:32PM

    Your exercise strategy sounds great. And congratulations to your sweetheart on her progress academically and with the job. It's wonderful that you're so supportive of her. emoticon

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KATCHAGIRL 6/11/2013 4:43PM

    CONGRATS to your girl! That's AWESOME and GREAT news about her job too! Sounds very positive!

As for the walking, that's what I need to start doing... getting up off this couch and moving around more. Maybe I will have to get me one of those counter thingys...

Keep up the good work!

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