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A Day Of Successful Calorie Overages Where I Won!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

When I started sparkpeople and tracked my nutrition I would have a melt down when I went over my calorie count. Then I would have a food fest and triple my calories feeling guilty afterwards. It was such a vicious circle, but the cycle has been broken! Today I went over by 100 calories, the first time since December. I didn't have a melt down. I didn't throw a food party and I didn't feel one shred of guilt. Instead I gave myself permission to and I told self it was ok. It feels so good to finally break the cycle of guilt, self loathing and hate. I know tomorrow the horse will be waiting and I'll get in the saddle and ride off into a day filled with healthy eating and calorie balances.

  
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GLORIAMAJDI 3/22/2013 9:11AM

    You are doing great! One day of eating a bit too much isn't going to hurt your progress, especially since you are back in the saddle again!

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FATHINSN 3/21/2013 11:29PM

    Yay for you! Don't get so down when you're not successful today, there's still tomorrow for you to improve even if just a little bit :D

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8MORE2GO1 3/21/2013 10:42PM

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My Next Goals Begin!

Monday, February 25, 2013

I started power90 today and I love it! I have a lot of work to do to build up my balance and dexterity. 28 Day Boot camp was a great starter for me. Now I must push harder and work harder. I was so surprised at how far I've come in a few months. I cannot wait to see where I am and how far I will go in 90 days.

I also walked 3 miles with Leslie Sansone and it felt so good! If today is any indicater the next 89 days are going to be so much fun and rewarding. See you tomorrow emoticon

  
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GLORIAMAJDI 2/26/2013 8:35AM

    Awesome work!

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AJB121299 2/25/2013 10:16PM

    nice

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SISTERPRETTY 2/25/2013 10:12PM

    Congratulations....keep it going

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I Love You Guys!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

I want to thank everyone who has read my blogs, Thank You. Your kind words and encouragement keeps me moving forward. I enjoy reading your comments they make my day and thanks to all of you the sun is always shining :) Thank you my friends, I love you each and every one. emoticon

  


How I do it every day

Sunday, February 24, 2013

When I started I was over weight, not fit, hated me, craved junk food, sugar and ate everything in site when the sun went down.

I saw a picture my son took of me and I looked so old and over weight, it woke me up. Then the past two years have been filled with my loved ones having cancer. Three have died and 1 survived. When they thought I had cancer it terrified me stiff so I had to do something and fast.

I began sparkpeople again. I first started by removing coke from my diet. Next I switched mayo for mustard. I also picked apart foods, which ones were low in calories and which ones were high. I hardly eat white food and if I do I measure it. Like rice for example I eat 1/2 a cup. I pick most of my foods from the low calorie list.

I loved junk food so I looked for healthy junk food. My favorite is trail mix with dried fruit, big chunks of dried fruit. I eat 1/4 cup. By the time I get through chewing the fruit I usually don't want anything else. I love coffee, my husband found me peppermint mocha coffee that has no calories. I add 1 tsp of sugar and 1 tsp of creamer and this fills my sweet tooth.

I eat on a 9 inch plate and believe it or not, it works. I fill 1/2 with veggies and or fruit, 1/4 with meat and the other 1/4 with grains or usually more veggies. for lunch most days I eat 1 cup of soup or I have salad. Which allows me more calories at night. If I still fill hungry I only allow myself seconds on veggies. The biggest thing I do is as soon as I am done eating what's on my plate I excuse myself from the table and go into another room. Out of site out of mind. I found by stepping away I wasn't as hungry as I thought I was. After awhile my mind started telling my stomach you're full now. I didn't feel that before.

The first two weeks were murder, but I made rules and stuck with them. After two weeks you realize, hey it worked. I'm eating less and I don't want junk food. I won't lie, it's hard, hard work. I had to say no a lot and I think hard before I eat anything. I take the picture my son took and I look at it often, I hate what I see and before I'm tempted to eat more than I should I ask do you like what you see? And usually I have no trouble saying no. I also take a picture once a week or every two weeks and I liked what I was seeing and at the end of two months I actually realized I hated myself before and was hiding behind the clothes and fat. Now I love myself and work hard every day to unbury me. For me this is a full time job.

I hope this helps someone who has the same struggles I did. It does get easier you just have to make it past the first few weeks of retraining your body and mind.

  
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GLORIAMAJDI 2/24/2013 4:58PM

    I love how you started with small goals, and you stuck with it! And I like your rules about eating more veggies if you are still hungry. It works, it really works! So it was rough at the beginning, I guess that is why a lot of people don't stick with it for long, but you are the proof that with the right mindset, we can accomplish our goals and desires!

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SAMMI4444 2/24/2013 4:06PM

    Great job! Keep it up :)

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28 Day Boot Camp Begining To End

Sunday, February 24, 2013

When I began 28 days ago I was borderline obese at 165 lbs. at the end of boot camp I'm borderline healthy at 148 pounds. Sparkpeople, SparkCoach and 28 Day Boot Camp is the best thing that has happened to me in a while.

When I started I could barely reach past my knees. Today I can touch the floor with my hands flattened out. When I started I could barely breathe at the top of our stairs, now I breathe normally.

When I began I craved sugar and all things junk food. Now I only eat at mealtimes with 1-2 snacks a day. I no longer crave food or feel like I'm starving at night. I have 25 pounds to go, but I'm seeing light at the end of the tunnel.

  
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GLORIAMAJDI 2/24/2013 4:54PM

    Wow, this is wonderful! You have built your flexibility and your endurance and you have lost weight. You are eating healthier! Way to go!

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