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9.2lbs in 8 Weeks - My push to be back at goal by my 41st Birthday

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Iíve done these declaration before and it really only seems to work for a few weeks. Iím hoping this time it will work for the whole 8 weeks. Iím turning 41 on October 27 and since today is August 27 Iíve figured how cool it would be to get back to my goal weight by my birthday. I know what I need to do to get there and I was on track but I got sidetracked my summer, remodeling the house and celebrating my BFFís 40th birthday. Iíve been afraid to get on the scale thinking that Iíll see the dreaded 160ís but Iím surprised that I havenít. Iíve fallen back into mindless snacking and not tracking every BLT and I know that is a killer to my efforts. I guess my high intensity and weight training is keeping me in the high 150ís.

Well Iím ready (actually been ready) to get back into the game. I feel weak when I let my eating get out of control and I feel like a failure. But I know a pity party isnít going to get my back at goal so Iíve picked myself up and wiped myself off and Iím back in the race.

These goals were working for me until I got derailed so Iím going back to them. Notice they are ALL related to food. Iím good with fitness so itís really useless for me to have workout goals. I need to get my eating habits in check so that all of my hard workouts wonít be for nothing.

Plan meals and snacks and enter into tracker (reasonable adjustments are ok)
No Mindless Snacking
At least 5 freggies (no more than 2 fruits)
No Intolerant foods
Protein grams at least 100
Carbs less than 200 on non-run days
Stay within Spark calorie range

Today starts my week 1. I plan to blog weekly to be accountable for my progress. Hopefully it will be all good news but I understand that life will happen and itís up to me to make sure that I keep the bumps to a minimal and that I plan plan plan.

So hereís to Turning 41 at Goals emoticon

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House Remodeling

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

So because a tech guy did this to my kitchen floor

We had to do this to the kitchen floor (took it out)

And now it looks like this

NOW we are getting our bathroom redone and this is why. Eew

This is how far we've gotten

When I say WE I mean my brother emoticon

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GRACIEC 7/23/2014 2:11AM

    You're going to be so happy when it's all done! It's looking good!

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HEALTH4LYFE 7/22/2014 9:24PM

    I agree with 4ANEWME2DAY. Since your brother is already in VA, maybe you could send him my way to do another job emoticon emoticon

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TARABEAR 7/22/2014 7:34PM

    Nice! We need to do both bath and kitchen one of these days.

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BECKYSKEL 7/22/2014 3:28PM

    It's looking good! You and your brother do great work. emoticon

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KBURGOS05 7/22/2014 1:53PM

    good luck with all the remodeling. The kitchen floor looks great

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4ANEWME2DAY 7/22/2014 1:50PM

    Your kitchen floor is beautiful. The colors would look awesome in my kitchen and living room. emoticon emoticon

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BLC25 - Week 12 Fitness Test vs Week 1 & 6 Fitness Test

Monday, July 21, 2014

Here are my results

20 Traditional Push Ups in 1 minute - Fitness Test 1 was 15, Fitness 2 was 20 (Shoulder issues so no real improvement there)

63 Crunches in 1 minute - Fitness Test 1 was only 45, Fitness was 64

09:36 minute 1 mile run - Fitness Test 1 was 10:14 minute, Fitness 2 was 10:01 minutes - emoticon I'm most proud of this one

My pulse dropped to 57 the 3rd time and to 74bpm the 2nd time 3 Minute Step Test - Fitness Test 1 my pulse after 1 minute was 79. For Test #2 & 3 my heart rate didn't get as high as the first time.


July Focus Eating Habits

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

So now that Iím thinking whatís the next step for me? July will be all about focusing on nutrition. We all know that I workout like crazy but itís not resulting in weight loss because my food intake is still my biggest struggle. So I will be going back to my usual workout schedule. Running on non gym days with 1 long run a week and focusing on strength training on my gym days (FM=400). I read about this app in the newest issue of Fitness Magazine . Itís an app thatís $15 a week and you send pics of everything you eat from your smartphone to a nutrition coach, who then sends you feedback. If I do this for a month, thatís $60 and just 1 meeting with my dietitian is either $50 or $99 so the price is not bad. Plus Iím worth it. (Still waiting to get my invite to join.)

I pledge to
1) Preplan my meals every morning
2) Eat my carbs at breakfast and lunch and dinner will be protein and veggies (they can have carbs)
3) Look into sugar free eating and find adequate replacements for the things that I eat that have sugar in them. I want to start SF in August
4) Finish reading Body for Life for Women and implement the plan for Milestone 3 Perimenopause and Menopause
5) Stay way from my insensitive foods Ė Gluten, Green Beans, Dairy, Onions and Eggs
6) Write it BEFORE I bite it, including the time I eat
7) Max out all of my Nutritional Challenges for the BLC25 Navy Ninja spreadsheet

This blog was supposed to be my goal for June but I'm 1 month behind. Just had a lot of things going on in June but I did try to live by my 7 pledges. Some better than other.

I'm still NOT back to my goal weight. I really think that focusing on nutrition and going back to my heavy lifting will do the trick. But even if the scale doesn't more as long as my bodyfat goes down, I'll be thrilled.

I also found a new emoticonto sign up for. It's Oct 18. I also ordered The Runner's Diet book. I'm hoping it will help with me figure out how to eat to fuel my running AND lose the extra few pounds.

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FLYFIGHTER 7/6/2014 3:33AM

    I love BFL but prefer the original to the "women" one. Following his ideas got me in the best shape of my life at one point, particularly the ST and HIIT schedule along with the nutrition plan--although I've been taught how to get away with eating more since then using Ruben Sandoval (Flexchef here on SP) and Fit to be in your Kitchen nutrition plans. I'd highly recommend him if you're considering shelling out for nutrition. That app sounds interesting too!

The tough part is the whole too much cardio thing if you like to do running or other activities. . . Makes ya hungry!

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HEALTH4LYFE 7/2/2014 8:09PM

    I would be curious to hear about the book since most of what I have read indicates training for LDRs is not the time you would lose weight. Probably because your food intake goes up.

Sometimes the reset button is the best button. emoticon

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FITWITHIN 7/1/2014 1:15PM

    Best of luck to you on your goals.

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DD First Ballet Recital & DS 3rd B-Day Photos

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Had a very busy and emoticonand emoticonday. I'm so glad the weekend is over emoticon.

I spent Friday night cooking and cleaning. I made a brunch and dinner since my family was driving 3 hours down for this. Here are few of the dishes I made.
I made an Make-Ahead Baked Blueberry Whole Grain French Toast with Streusel Topping
Every one loved it but I couldn't try it.

Vegan Gluten Free Black Bean Brownies

This is my second attempt to make bb brownies. This is a slightly different recipe and all I have to say is OMG. They are amazing. I did up the sugar by 1/4c but I think it made all the difference. So good and so dense that you will only eat one.

Enough about food. Here is my DD all ready for her recital. I was totally holding back tears. I was taken back by how emotional I got at her first recital. I had a huge smile on my face.

Then after that we back home for meatball subs and to celebrate my DD's 3rd birthday.

Once he got his hard hat and tools he was off fixing things around the house that I didn't even know were broke emoticon

Well I could go on and on posting photos but that should give you a taste of all of the festivities of the day. Did I forget to mention that I started the day with a 6 mile run emoticon???

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BOBANDTY 7/21/2014 4:45PM

    Love the recital costume...I cried at my DD's first (and second, and third, etc) recital too!! The recipes sound great...I'll be trying those.

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CARLAWO 6/17/2014 12:56PM

    Oh you have the cutest kids! So sweet. Glad you have a little Mr Fix it around...that will come in handy! emoticon
Pretty dress you wore to the recital too!

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SAASHA17 6/16/2014 2:37PM

    Hi Leah

that is so adorable!! Glad Lillian's recital went well..nate is so precious..glad he enjoyed his bday presents...

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GRACIEC 6/16/2014 1:33AM

    Woo Hoo! Great day and yummy looking food! I love the pictures of the kids - DD looks so cute in her costume! And DS looks pretty handy in that hardhat! emoticon

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4EVER21B 6/16/2014 1:07AM

    Love the pictures! Beautiful family!

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COOP9002 6/15/2014 3:34PM

    thanks for the pics. hope you're having an amazing day.

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