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Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Okay, I was initially going to call today a "fail" for the following reasons:

1. I did not work out this afternoon/evening.
2. I did not use meals from The Spark Solution for lunch or dinner.

So this is why tracking is important. I was ABOUT to binge, figuring my day was shot. Then I finished tracking my dinner and realized that I am doing fine: within calorie and nutrition ranges!

Also, I somehow forgot that, duh!, I teach tae kwon do in the mornings. I easily got in 3 sessions of cardio (minimum 20 minutes each) while I was working.

There it is. I managed to be active and eat correctly on my own terms. Hooray!

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BEATLETOT 7/10/2014 9:40AM

    That is AWESOME. I love it!!!

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PGHP31CK 7/10/2014 8:51AM

    Woop Woop!!!

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COMEUNDONE87 7/9/2014 11:10PM

    emoticon Great job! See you got this!

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    Great job! That's why it pays to track. :) You rock!

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GETSTRONGRRR 7/9/2014 9:05PM

    I like to remember the following;

Saying Oh, Ive already ruined my good eating today. Ill just eat crap is like saying Oh, I dropped my phone on the floor. Ill just smash it till it breaks.

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KAYTIE22 7/9/2014 8:52PM

    emoticon emoticon That was a huge success. Great job!

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Yesterday's Over...Move On

Sunday, July 06, 2014

Sure enough, yesterday was rough. I did not record anything in the nutrition tracker aside from breakfast and I don't plan to. Must simply move on.

Schedule: Take family to Bristol Renaissance Faire, stop at Culver's for a late lunch, attend a birthday party, attend a graduation party.

I was very conscious of making good choices and only small splurges with food.

Challenge to Overcome:
At the end of the day, I figured it was probably blown so I had a glass of wine and pretzels with the hubby at 10:00 that night. (Okay, now that I wrote it, it doesn't seem like the worst thing in the world.)
Also, I was not able to get a workout in, and I took the 4th off as well.

Seriously, track everything. Then I'll know if I "blew it" or not. And it appears I have some minutes to make up today and tomorrow. Therefore, I will bike all the way out to Wales today (20-mile round trip) AND go to TKD tomorrow evening at 7:00.

Okay. That's the plan. Now do it.

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PGHP31CK 7/8/2014 12:45PM

    Good for you for not getting hung up on yesterday. You're right -- move on! Today's a fresh start!

Cheering you on!

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MAPFARMS 7/7/2014 9:04AM

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Fun weekend but time to move on.

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NUOVAELLE 7/7/2014 4:10AM

Are we tuned or something? I kind of messed up Saturday, too, and I didn't track anything on Sunday!
Monday today. New day, new week, new attitude. Lessons learned and we're moving on.

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GETSTRONGRRR 7/6/2014 2:08PM

    You can do it.....keep pushing!

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Thursday, July 03, 2014

Day 2 -- I'm on a roll.

Yeah, it's a short roll from yesterday to today, but I'm hoping it will continue to snowball. (Mixed metaphors -- I must be tired.)

Today's Highlights:

My daughter and I rode our bikes on a 4-mile round trip jaunt to Culver's so she could get a well-deserved dessert. I enjoyed the ride and drank water while she licked her custard cone. Then we rode home.

I followed the Day 2 Spark Solution meal plan to the letter. Was hungrier today than yesterday, but not starving.

Got my share of NEAT minutes (Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis) by folding the laundry while standing (forced to squat), taking the bike ride, parking a block away from summer school and walking to get the kids, cleaning bathrooms...


My only challenge today was getting my strength workout in. I should have done this earlier in the day, but I let time get away from me. Therefore, I ended up doing it in my living room while hubby and I watched a movie. Still got it done.

Tomorrow, my family is going to the parade at 10:00. Plenty of time in the afternoon for a nice long bike ride.

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NUOVAELLE 7/4/2014 2:10AM

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On to a successful Day 3! Let's keep the streak alive!
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KAYTIE22 7/3/2014 11:07PM

    emoticon You get an A+ for Day 2! Yeah! Sounds like you have a great day planned for tomorrow. Enjoy!

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Happy July!

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

I am back in the proverbial saddle. Hallelujah! Let me sum up my day:

1. Did not eat the cinnamon rolls that I made the kiddos for breakfast. Just had one bite to satisfy the craving and then moved on.
2. Read Day 1 of The Spark Solution religiously and made great nutritional choices.
3. Walk/jogged 3 miles in 38 minutes.

Just the cinnamon roll craving. I was THIS CLOSE to saying, "Ah, screw it. I'll eat what I want for one more day and start being healthy tomorrow."

But I didn't. I sucked it up. (I need to suck it up from here on out.)

Truth is, friends, my weight has gone from 143 to 150 in the last few months, and I've made only sporadic attempts to change it. However, I recently completed my first test toward my 2nd degree black belt, and this has inspired me to improve.

As the song goes, "I want to get better, better, better!"

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GETSTRONGRRR 7/3/2014 6:20PM

    Good on you...kick high and hard!

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LAURAKATE76 7/3/2014 9:57AM

    Great job avoiding the cinnamon rolls! It's always the first bite that tastes best anyway, so why not make it the ONLY bite! emoticon

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PGHP31CK 7/3/2014 8:36AM

    Happy July!

Glad that you're back, and that you successfully avoided the Cinnamon Roll Monster -- congrats on the good choice!

Congrats on completing your first test. That's awesome!

My weight's been creeping back up, too (3 lbs-ugh!), so I need to join you in "sucking it up" and getting my act back in gear.

Cheering you on!!!! You've got this and you will do it!!

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NUOVAELLE 7/3/2014 2:06AM

    Well done, Rebecca! I'm on the same boat with you. I watched the weight creeping back on the last month and I kept exercising the "tomorrow mentality"! But not anymore. I'm on my 4th back-on-track day and will do my best to keep the streak alive!
We CAN do this! We CAN get better, better, better!
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KEEPITUP62 7/2/2014 11:24PM

    Awesome job at "sucking it up" Be proud of yourself, you overcame and obstacle and won!

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Day 5

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Good day.

Ate well and stayed within ranges.

Took a Rest Day from exercise but purposely walked down my hilly street and back (twice) to get those sore muscles working.

I had a personal day from work, and I spent the afternoon cleaning out the basement and pricing two carloads of toys and clothes for my church's upcoming kid and baby rummage sale. My basement can breathe -- how exciting!

I budgeted an evening snack (the time when I normally want to binge) so I'm off to make my 100-calorie oatmeal and half a grapefruit. What a relief to eat after 9:00 and still be within calorie ranges. Thank you, Spark Solution!

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    Great job! Keep it up!

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KAMMYJO3 4/30/2014 10:31PM

    Sounds like Day 5 was a success for you! I just finished day 50 today and feel like a million bucks! Keep putting one foot in front of the other and your hard work will pay off!!! Good job today!!!!

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