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Day 275-278 on the Journey!!

Friday, April 11, 2014

I'm making progress. I'm am finally regaining control of what I put into my mouth and what I do with my body as it relates to exercise. Yesterday I had a major victory with my eating. Unfortunately I had used up most of my calories in the day and last night I felt a little hungry. I was SSUUUUPPPERRR tempted to eat and just go over my calorie range but I said NO!! It wasn't easy but I did and I felt so much better for it. This was the discipline that I had "lost" which led to my regain and so I'm soooo happy to see that I can still exercise it. One day at a time is my new mantra. If I'm just disciplined one day at a time I'll see results.

Yesterday was also good because I also exercised for the first time since last week Thursday so I was happy about that. I was supposed to exercise this morning too but I fell back asleep after the alarm went off and by the time I woke up all that I had time to do was to review for my exams to go do them. My eating today has been good so far though. I still have 842 calories to spare which is good.

All in all I'm feeling hopeful again. Sadly I'd lost a little of my hope and I'd begun to wonder if I'd ever get back on track but no more wondering. I am going to kick butt day by day, one day at a time until I get where I need to go. emoticon emoticon

  
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NEWLITTLE1 4/12/2014 6:37AM

    emoticon Small steps to a permanent change :)

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WAY2GOCAT 4/11/2014 6:43PM

    Enjoy the journey!

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RUBYSNANA 4/11/2014 6:11PM

    Glad to hear that you had such a great day emoticon and really happy that you fought of temptation and didn't give in last night and go over your calories. emoticon Yesterday was a little off for me. I didn't go over, but a lot of my calories were not very healthy. emoticon I did much better today. We can make it happen one day at a time.

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Day 274 on the Journey!!

Monday, April 07, 2014

Well today has come and gone. Unfortunately it wasn't a great day but hey as I said yesterday I know that I won't be perfect. Imperfect though today was, the question is will I let today affect tomorrow and the next day HECK NO!! I am still going to push ahead because I meant what I said. I'm GETTING to goal, regain isn't an option anymore. Anyway that's all for today folks. emoticon emoticon

  
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RUBYSNANA 4/10/2014 7:14PM

    Seems like many people are having "tough days" right now. Its a good thing we get to start over again tomorrow morning, and the next morning, and so forth……..

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AVANELL 4/8/2014 10:53AM

    Life is not perfect, but it is a day by day progression. Live today to the best of your ability and don't worry about tomorrow. Trust the Lord to help you make the best decisions for your good heath today and your tomorrows will be a result of today's choices.

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GODSCHILDAMYB 4/8/2014 7:44AM

    You can do it!!! Keep going!!!

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KIM22211 4/8/2014 2:03AM

    by my standards, I went over on calories today but on here I didn't so it is hard to say if it was a good or bad day! I think it def could have been a better day had I been 300 less calories but I did move a lot more than I usually do so hope it balances itself all out! Time will tell!

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Day 253-273 on the Journey!!- Hitting the "Restart" Button for the LAST time!!

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Well I must first officially confess that for the past couple of days I've been struggling in EVERY way. I was actually doing quite well for two weeks and then the third week when I couldn't get a chance to exercise just threw me off in a MAJOR way.

Anyway I REFUSE to be off anymore. I REFUSE to continue this pointless self-sabotage anymore. I refuse to let this futile cycle continue!! I am therefore hitting the 'reset' button for the last time. Starting tomorrow I am going to track my food and I am going to exercise and I am not going to stop until I achieve my goal weight. I am utterly tired of all the times that I've done great, made progress and then down-spiraled only to undo all of that. There will be NO MORE of that. This is the END of all that pointlessness and the beginning of my success.

I acknowledge that I probably won't have a smooth ride. I acknowledge that I will probably have slip-ups and off days but none of these should totally derail me and restart the dreaded cycle. I'm begging you guys for your support because I know that I can't do this alone. I do so much better with you guys by my side so I beg you guys to drop in every now and again, read my blogs and share a few words of support as I try to do the same for you!! emoticon emoticon

  
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RUBYSNANA 4/7/2014 9:04AM

    I'm with you…….this is going to be my last time too! Enough is enough. I need to get this done once and for all, and then I need to keep it off which is the hardest for me. I am going to add you as a friend and we can keep each other on track!
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KIM22211 4/6/2014 11:26PM

    I have to hit it with you! tonight was a horrible eating night. The worst I have had in 2 years!! we got this though!!! miss you on the weight for God threads!

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Day 238- 252 on the Journey!!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Man I have written a blog in a while. Much has been happening however.

Firstly I have officially gone back to kicking butt with Focus T25 for TWO weeks now. emoticon It has not been easy though, that first week for example was utterly AWFUL. I swear DO NOT take a break from exercise, it will be super hard to jump back into it. Man I was struggling with those videos in that first week and I'm still not 100% there. This from a girl who kicked Insanity's butt, that's how much I'd relapsed just from inactivity.

Hopefully this week will see me nailing the Focus T25 workouts though because if I'm totally honest I'd have to say that I barely made it through all the workouts that I've done so far. For those who haven't done Focus T25 there are two choices for you to tick under your workout on the calendar, 'Barely made it' or 'Nailed it' so that's why I've put my effort in those two categories. I'm hoping to nail most of my workout this week because I'll probably not nail them all and if not this week then next week because I WILL get fitter. emoticon

Also on the exercise front, I've been doing my 25 push-ups a day again to rebuild my upper body strength but even here I've suffered from inactivity ALOT. Before my little hiatus I did as much as 15 push-ups in a row and I couldn't even do 5 on the first day. I'm up to 10 now though so I'm getting there. emoticon

Food has been good too. My little mantra has bee proving quite helpful. When food temptations arise I just say to myself, "I control food, food doesn't control me!!" and can I tell you that I've proved it more often than not so emoticon for that.

I'm encouraged again and ready (for the last time) to get to my goal weight. This time will be THE time. I will not lose 20 lbs, rebound and start the process all over again. I WILL get there. I just have to emoticon and emoticon emoticon

  
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SONGWRITER8 3/19/2014 7:17AM

    Wow, I'm glad you are back at it. You can do it ! You will get your strength back faster though as compared to the time it took to work through Insanity. LOL... I didn't stop exercise and T25 kicked my butt for the first couple weeks, that's coming right off of Insanity. It's a totally different workout no matter what anyone says and it takes a lot of focus to "nail it".

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KIM22211 3/17/2014 10:37PM

    wow!!! I am so impressed!! Good to have you "back" in action!!!! awesome awesome job girl!!! I will have to say those words too! I control food, it doesnt control me!

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Day 237 on the Journey!!

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Well today was day 3 of my challenge and HOOOOOOOORRRRAAAAYYYYY I was in my calorie range again. I'm particularly happy about today because I was tempted to eat a donut today and I told myself "No, you are in control, not food!!" emoticon I think I've found my new mantra!! LOL!!!

Anyway though I was in my calories range . My nutrition was not top of the line at all because my husband wanted to go to Popeye's and I stupidly said yes without checking the nutrition facts first. Can I just say that I was UTTERLY SHOCKED when I saw exactly how unhealthy the 2 pieces of chicken, biscuit and 22 oz. soda that I had was. Total calories from this alone was 1070 kcal, total fat-53 g, sodium-2317 mg (which is over the recommended daily range) and cholesterol-150 mg. Let's just say that my eyes were OPENED!! I'm never making this mistake AGAIN!!

Well tomorrow's Sunday and I may end up having to do my Focus T25 video scheduled for Monday morning in the evening because it looks like I'm not going to be in a position to get it done Monday morning and so in the evening it shall be because I will not put it off any longer!!!

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LYNN-LOVESLIFE7 3/14/2014 5:57PM

    I love me some Popeye's chicken. Pop in, talk to the speaker box, get your order, go home and shovel in the fat, sodium, and everything you listed above, but the pop I don't do pop (soda). I like to eat the wings, I love one of those buttery biscuits, and I also love that fried shrimp. That’s what I had this past Tuesday and then I said to myself. WOW! Lynn, you made a big mistake lift some weights. Didn’t save me, but it opened my eyes too.

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KIM22211 3/11/2014 3:33AM

    been there done that with a hardees biscut! og the shock! Actually I thought your would have been even higher! Must have been diet soda? well count it as a lesson learned. now some chicken is sounding so good right now! lol

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SONGWRITER8 3/4/2014 7:14AM

    Wow that's a lot of calories in that Popeyes ! How do you like T25, I've gone from Insanity to T25 and I almost feel guilty about the shorter workouts ! (though they are great workouts).

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LUANN7 3/1/2014 9:50PM

    Glad you didn't have the donut!! Keep up the good work!

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CMCBRIDE37 3/1/2014 9:27PM

    I just rejoined Spark People three days ago and have managed to stay in the total calorie range each day too.

Yay on turning down the donut. I turned down my son's birthday cherry pie and icecream the other day and the sky didn't fall.



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