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I'll start NOW!

Saturday, July 05, 2014

I'll track and be mindful when school is out.

I'll track and be mindful when I get home from Texas.

I'll track and be mindful after camp is over.

I work 5 days this week and have VBS?! I'll start next week.

It's Wednesday already. Seriously. I'll start next week.

I've had no direction and no structure in my life this summer. I have my summer serving job at night, but without tutoring I have no structure to my days. I'm going to be really disappointed and frustrated with myself in August if I don't get it together NOW.

Summer 2014 goals:
1. Track and portion my meals
2. Eat healthy with a reward meal each week
3. Workout consistently - which means gym time, too
4. Late night snacking is out

It's July 5 already, but I can still salvage this summer. I have a month and 10 days left. This week I'm going to track with MyFitnessPal, be mindful of what I'm eating, and give myself structure to my days (and yes, that means I'm not sleeping in until 11 anymore).

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    Sounds like a great plan! emoticon Hope you also enjoy your summer. Serving job - is that at a restaurant? Sorry if that's a silly question, but I'm always curious about what other teachers do during summer break/vacation.

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PATSYB7 7/6/2014 7:54AM

    Great plan--go for it!

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PINKEUROGIRL 7/6/2014 1:23AM

    Tracking is key! You can do it!

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Monday, May 05, 2014

Last week was a Nope week. Nope, I didn't workout. Nope, I didn't track what I ate. Nope, I didn't stop putting junk food into my pie hole.

This week is going to be a Yep week. Yep, I did get up at 4:30 and workout this morning. Yep, I did track my food. Yep, I didn't eat anything after dinner.


Yep, I did fully partake in all of the teacher appreciation goodies in the lounge.

Only time will tell.

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JLHODKINSON 5/6/2014 8:06AM

    You could always take a stance of moderation and work your way into a complete "Yep" week?! Hang in there, teacher appreciation week is hard!

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Back in my routine

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

I've had to work 2 days in a row. I'm throwing in the towel; I'm worn out. After 1- and 2-day work weeks for the past month, I'm not sure I can handle real work! On the plus side, my routine is BACK! I thrive on routine. My OCD side wants a predictable schedule. I've done much better eating-wise this week (after a ridiculous last week). I haven't been perfect, but I've made progress.

I've been thinking about Visalus shakes. Does anyone have any experience with them? They're expensive and they involve milk. I don't even like fatty mcfatty milkshakes because of the milk part (yes, I'm going to have osteoporosis). But, I've seen recipes for cookie and Reeses flavored shakes. Now that I can handle. I'm ruminating on it. If they will help me get rid of this last 10, well then, I can put up with a little milk (no seriously, I use a slotted spoon when I eat cereal so I don't accidentally ingest a little milk).

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    I've read that dairy is not the answer to good bone health, so you're probably not missing out when you're avoiding milk. I never enjoyed drinking milk, but I do like yogurt and cheese. In recent years I've been eating soy yogurt or coconut yogurt and drinking soy milk. The plain soy milk works the best in recipes when I substitute it in place of dairy milk.

I haven't had any experience with Visalus shakes. Hope you get some answers. You might find some by googling your question.

I know what you mean about having a routine. I gain weight over the weekend or breaks, then I go back to work to lose weight because I don't have access to my refrigerator, cabinets, and pantry (although I try to keep temptations to a minimum which is challenging with a husband and a teenager also in residence).

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LJOYCE55 2/11/2014 8:37PM

  Try milk substitutes (almond milk is my fave).

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Girl Scouts. Why.

Monday, February 03, 2014

Today will be known as the Great Girl Scout Cookie Mishap. There are still some left. Not many, but some. The fortunate souls who survived my prep time are now safely tucked into the back of the freezer. Out of sight, out of mind.

After an amazing weekend, I was all revved up for an amazing week. And then a sweet, innocent, little Girl Scout in my class walks in with the aforementioned cookies. And I have two more boxes coming from another budding entrepreneur.

I'm writing it here first: The Mishap Part II will NOT happen. Will. Not. Happen.

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    Yes, I've been there, done that. I can't stop at one or whatever the supposed serving size is. Also, I can't stop with buying from one little Girl Scout. They are too cute to let down. It's the horrible season of Girl Scout cookies. Maybe you could buy one box (of your least favorite kind) from each one, then give them to the school janitor or leave them in the break room. Please let me follow my own advice, LOL.

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AWKSWAN 2/3/2014 10:51PM

    I feel your pain. Last time I bought GS cookies, I ate a whole box of Savannah Smiles in one sitting. I will try not to duplicate that feat this year, but I wouldn't place any bets on my willpower.

Perhaps you can put a single cookie (or two, if you're desperate) in each of five or six ziplocs and put the rest in the freezer. Then tell yourself you can choose one ziploc per day. (I know, I know. But it's worth a try!)

Good luck!

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PRAXTIPRAT 2/3/2014 9:03PM

    *shakes tiny fist at the goddess of grl scout cookies*
why?!?!? whhhhyyyyy?!??!?

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My Self-Inflicted Challenges

Sunday, February 02, 2014

It's amazing what I can accomplish when I put my mind to it. Sometimes my ultra-stubborn personality pays off. After a dismal week, I had an amazing weekend. I stayed on plan, tracked everything I ate, worked out hard, and stayed out of the kitchen. Now, as for why I can do that when I am home all day and not when I am at work 3/4 of the day is beyond me.

I went grocery shopping while hungry today. Always a bad idea. I ended up bringing home chips (my #1 trigger food) and M&Ms (a close 2nd trigger food). As soon as I got home (well, after I ate lunch) I portioned out both foods. I weighed them and put each serving into individual Ziploc bags. It's a self-inflicted challenge to eat them in moderation and by doing that I've paved the way to success.

Then, I was having the world's best chili (aka my dad's) for dinner. Gotta have cornbread with chili! Last week, when I heated up some of his chili, I made a pan of cornbread and almost ate the entire pan in one night. That was NOT happening again. Before I took a single bite of my dinner, I put 1 piece into my lunchbox, 2 into the fridge for dinners later this week, and 2 in the freezer. That left my 1 piece. I ate it with a fork and took very small bites. When I was finished, all I saw was an empty pan. Success.

Can this momentum carry me into this next week? I sure hope so! I'm feeling STRONG!

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    That took lots of willpower and perseverance to portion out your food and put away what you weren't supposed to eat. If you keep doing that, it becomes a great habit! emoticon emoticon

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