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So, I tried this in January and failed miserably. Then I ignored the next couple of challenges, fell into way to many sweets. So here I am again, hoping to do better this time. I have gained even more weight, and I refuse, REFUSE, to buy more pants. I will not have fat pants!  

 

So my goals are as follows:

1. TRY to eat moderately, staying away from candy and sweets as much as humanly possible

2. Remember to log Every. Stinking. Thing. I. Eat

3. Exercise daily, in addition to my 10,000 steps

4. Try not to sink into the depths pf dispair when I slip up, cuz knowing me, I will. Repeatedly.

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I'm glad you're back, Rinna! What kind of exercises are you going to be doing? I've eaten way too many sweets lately too, so I feel ya. MyFitnessPal really helps me stay on track though, so I hope food tracking works for you too! :panda:

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On April 3, 2016 at 4:45 PM, Shadri said:

I'm glad you're back, Rinna! What kind of exercises are you going to be doing? I've eaten way too many sweets lately too, so I feel ya. MyFitnessPal really helps me stay on track though, so I hope food tracking works for you too! :panda:

 

Well, it does when I use it......but then I see all the, ahem, stuff I ate. :angel:

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Day 1:  sucess!  I logged all my foods. I ignored the sodas in the fridge at work. I logged 3 miles on the eliptical, in addition to my 4.5 just walking at work. And, get this, I did my Crunch Fitness Boot Camp video.  I now feel like a giant noodle. A very sore, painful noodle.  Obviously, I can't keep that pace up daily at this point, but the boot camp will be Mondays and Fridays at this point.  The eliptical will be daily, I hope.  Yay!  I done good. Now for a bowl of ice cream. Just kidding. No ice cream for me. Especially after all the crap I've been esting lately. 

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You had a great day!  Whenever I exercise, I just tend to not want bad food.  It's when I don't exercise and am totally stressed out I go for the food.  I know what you mean about the soda at the work place.  I did good on that today too.  Soda is evil.

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8 hours ago, BreakingThru said:

You had a great day!  Whenever I exercise, I just tend to not want bad food.  It's when I don't exercise and am totally stressed out I go for the food.  I know what you mean about the soda at the work place.  I did good on that today too.  Soda is evil.

 

Yummy yummy evil.......I am a coke addict. Coca Cola, that is. 

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9 hours ago, Hilary_W said:

The boot camp sounds like a powerful way to kick up the intensity.  Way to go.

 

Oh, it totally kicked my a$$.  It's only 30 minutes, but 30 minutes od squats, lunges, pushups, and hand weights. I feel like someone beat me with a stick. 

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9 hours ago, Slates said:

Woohoo on your day 1 :D Awesome job on staying away from junk food. 

 

I'm also having a hell of a time logging my calories as I'm eating.

 

Thanks!  It was a battle, let me tell you. We sell Little Debbies where I work, and it's sheer hell looking at them.

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Day 2:. So far, so good. Tuesday is my cheat day, seeing as we bake at work, and I had a cookie. Okay, two cookies. BUT, I still met my other goals. Hit my 10,000 steps, and did 3.6 miles on the  Hell-machine, I mean elliptical. And even with the cookies, still stayed under my caloric intake goal.  Once again I passed by the evil soda stash.  That one was hard, let me tell you, espescially since they are "diet". I learned the other day that dark sodas inhibit magnesium absorbtion, which explains the awful jimmy legs ( restless leg syndrome), poor sleep, fatigue, leg cramps, etc. so that is helping me stay away from them.  So I have been choosing vitamin water instead, also calorie free, for the vitamins and electrolytes ( needed, since I'm almost always moving, and lose a lot of fluid from activity and the heat of the ovens).

Someone else I happened upon is treating herself to pampering if she meets her goals.  I decided to treat myself to another helix piercing if I meet my goals.  ( Like I need an excuse. I came late to the peircing game, but am having fun with it. Before long I'll be too old for such shenanigans, so strike while the iron is hot.)

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Good job. You still exercised on your cheat day too. I hit half a soda can today but still on track. I'm doing the treat myself system too to keep me motivated. I hope your knee is feeling better. Keep on!

 

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Day 3:. Success.  Stayed under my caloric goal, check. Got my 10,000 steps, check. Did three miles on elliptical, check. Logged every bite, check. Now to battle the Dragon of Dispair a.k.a. my battle with depression. Tomorrow, tomorrow, it's only a day away.

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Day 4:  Switched it up today and did my Lo Max step aerobics, step intervals only.  45 minutes, I remember when this was easy.  Well it ain't easy no more. Hurt like hell, I must say. Hubby suggested I wait and just do the elliptical for a bit and let things strenghten back up.  Think that may be a good idea.  But I will stick with the Crunch Fitness Boot Camp vid, as it hurt for other reasons.  Stayed under my calorie goal.  Got in my 10,000 steps. Logged my food. Yay.  Almost didn't make it. Super duper depressed today, which sucks away my modivation.  I usually eat my feelings, so at least I avoided that today.  But it was a near thing. 

 

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Day 5:  Made it!  Week one is done!  Woot!!!!  Had a bit of a cheat today, small root beer and 1/2 a twix. BUT I am still under/near my calorie goal. Logged it all, even the cheats. Did my 10,000 steps, plus 3.5 on the elliptical, and my crunch boot camp vid.  Feel quite noodle-y. But damn, I made it through week one!!!!!

 

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You made it through week 1 like a champ! You stuck to your cals and exercised all week. You're getting your steps in too. That's better than most I'm following, including myself. That's good stuff.  I hope you repeat for week two!

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Oh boy, me too!  (Hope I can keep it up, that is ) I didn't realize how hard it would be.  I'd gotten so very lazy, and didn't really realize it until I realized my pants were too tight.  Dammit, I'm not buying bigger ones.  So, yeah. That's why I'm doing this.  

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Bonus round:. Did 5 miles on the elliptical today. Was sposed to do a 10 mile hike/walk with my daughter, but she woke up feeling poopy. (Sorry baby girl)  So I worked out on the hell machine. Go me. Gol I want candy, SO BAD. Talk me down, friends.  Talk me down. Maybe next week, IF I keep it up, as a reward. Maybe. 

 

So tomorrow will be a day of rest I think. I'll still log everything tho. 

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Week 2, Day 1:  Not too shabby.  Logged all my food (didn't want to, went over a bit on calories, but only a little).  Did 5 miles on the elliptical. Didn't do the Boot Camp video. After the 5 miles, my knee was a bit tweaky, so maybe today I'll back off the elliptical and see how it feels.  Don't want an injury that will sideline me.  Not when I'm just getting started. All in all a success. 

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Week 2, Day 2:  Still going strong, sorta. Logged all foods.  Went 3.8 miles on elliptical. Got my 10,000 steps. Didn't do Boot Camp. Still babying the knee.  It tends to put me out for extended periods when it goes badly. Battling the dreaded Dragon of

Despair. It's ongoing, but most times my meds keep it in check. On the bright side, I only had ONE cookie today, instead of two. And I came in under my calorie goal, without feeling hungry. Woot. 

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Week 2, Day 2:  Still going strong, sorta. Logged all foods.  Went 3.8 miles on elliptical. Got my 10,000 steps. Didn't do Boot Camp. Still babying the knee.  It tends to put me out for extended periods when it goes badly. Battling the dreaded Dragon of

Despair. It's ongoing, but most times my meds keep it in check. On the bright side, I only had ONE cookie today, instead of two. And I came in under my calorie goal, without feeling hungry. Woot. 

 

Good job working around your knee pain and your depression. Perseverance, even when we don't feel like we want to or can, is the road to eventual success. Just take it one day at a time. <3

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