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Week 3: 1.2lb down - 8lbs to get back to GOAL

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

So I only lost 0.2lbs this week. Yes you read that right. I was totally hoping for 1lb but I guess that's all I was doing was hoping. I got sloppy with tracking every BLT but I think Monday I started doing a better job at tracking.

I know that I need to be perfect to get the weight off and now that my daughter is back at dance I'm using the opportunity to read Body for Life for Women. I had started it but never finished. It was a reminder that at this point in my life as the writer puts it emoticon"If I've been winging my diet up to this point, the winging is over. From this point on, to stay at a healthy weight and an optimal level of body fat, I have to to pay attention to what, how much and how often I eat period.

Since Monday I have been trying to stick to these principles:
- Paying attention to the quality of food: Am I eating Smart Foods 80% of the time?
- The Quantity of food: Am I paying attention to portion sizes?
-The frequency of food: Am I eating small meals made up of Smart Proteins, Smart Carbs, and Smart Fats five to six times a day?

So I have cut back on breakfast and have added back in my protein shake. That has really helped me scale back on lunch and I don't have that afternoon mindless snacking going on.

I've been having the desire to eat out so that will probably happen this weekend but it will be a smart choice.

Until next week. Trying to have my break-through week.

  
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Week 2: 1lb down - 8.2lbs to get back to GOAL

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

It was a very bumpy week. I had a great first day but then life got in the way and I started snacking too much. Then I got back on track on day 3 and then the Labor Day weekend came. I figured no problem since we weren't traveling anywhere. Just apply picking and corn maze with the kids. Perfect since I started Saturday off with a 2 hour run - 12.36 miles. (Ended the day logging over 30,000 steps on FITBIT.)

emoticon CHANGE OF PLANS. Now we will be traveling to my moms for a cookout. Sunday started off great but as the day and the tireness wore on my eating became worse and worse. Too many potato chips and apple crisp. Ugh, I felt it. I was happy to get back home on Monday. Even though my eating still wasn't great it was better.

Tuesday I was back on track. Logged everything but I still ate snacks that I really didn't need to. I probably should have focused on drinking water instead of snacking. It also felt good to get back into the gym.

Even with all the ups and downs I was down 1lb emoticon.

I let live get in the way and use it as an excuse to mindless snack. I will be working on that this week and really stopping myself before I reach to that snack to see what I'm really hungry for. I also need to preplan my meals and snacks to make sure that I'm getting in more PROTEIN and less CARBS. Make sure that I'm getting in at least 3 servings of veggies.

Stick to my goals
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

Until next week. emoticon emoticon

  
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BECKYSKEL 9/3/2014 12:01PM

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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.

  


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