Hanging in there :)

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CW: 126.6 lbs

Monday: Pilates, Yoga, Ran 5.6 miles

Tuesday: Pilates, Ran 6.2 miles

Wednesday: Pilates, CardioX, Yoga, Cleaned house

Thursday: Pilates, Ran 6.2 miles

Friday: Pilates, Ran 4.8 miles, Cleaned the house

I’ve also done weighted hula hooping every night this week while watching TV. All and all, I’ve been pushing myself in the exercise front. Food wise I’m happy to be eating smart portion sizes and no crazy cravings.

I’m normally good about not cravings things because I don’t let myself get super hungry with very scheduled eating. It’s the days leading up to ย TOM that I exhibit less control. Thankfully, that’s not anytime soon ๐Ÿ™‚

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Pushing myself!

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CW: 126.2 lbs!

I can’t wait to see below 126 because it would be a huge milestone to get passed 125 which is my April gowl.

Monday: I ran 5.8 miles

Tuesday: I ran 6.2 miles

Today, my thighs are feeling slightly sore so I’m going to do other forms of exercise. Namely, pilates, yoga, vacuuming/mopping the floor and maybe CardioX in the afternoon or some Just Dance 3 on the kinect.

Hopefully, the weather cooperates and lets me run tomorrow ๐Ÿ™‚

Someone asked me how to build up to running long distance and I’ve never considered myself a long distance runner. Is 6 miles long distance?

:)

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CW: 127.2

A bit up from Sunday but after eating out Sunday afternoon at a buffet and running close to 6 miles yesterday, I figure it’s a combination of sodium and water retention. Even though I did eat at a buffet at Disney World, I made sure to only indulge in what I really wanted to eat. I also skipped dinner and had a light breakfast. Yesterday was on plan including a long run to burn off the extra carb reserves I always feel I have after I eat a lot of dessert (my weakness)

Today, I’m continuing pushing myself to run. I’m aiming for more than 6 miles today. I’m totally enjoying the cooler weather where I’m living!

Have a wonderful day everyone.

YES!

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CW: 126.2 lbs

SW: 191.2 lbs

Highest Weight: 210-220 lbs

I’m finally seeing the results I want on the scale. I will push past the 126 and get lower because I’ve only seen ONCE 125.8 (which is practically 126). I will push past my comfort zone and not sabotage my efforts.

On my public blog, I finally bought a .com domain (for the year) for it. Let me know if anyone wants a link to it. I’ll be happy to share it with you guys.

well it’s working!

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CW: 126.8 lbs (-1 lb from yesterday)

It’s finally getting to my comfortable range but I can’t let myself get complacent. I briefly saw 125.8 early April before seeing my weight fluctuate between 127-132 for a few weeks.

A few things that worked for me this week

Weighing myself daily

Not reaching for seconds at dinner

Brushing my teeth after dinner

Drinking hot chai tea after lunch to settle my stomach

Putting on form fitting clothes around the house

Keeping myself busy and productive

I can work with that

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CW: 127.8 lbs

Finally down after seeing some highs of 131-132 for a few days last week. TOM arrived Easter Night so I was fighting the binge monster all week especially with the holidays and having jury duty throwing off my normal schedule.

I’ve tackling overeating the last few days. I was pleased with my exercise and food intake Monday and Tuesday. I need to re-focus on taking it day by day and really giving it my all instead of half-assing it.

I don’t know if it’s self-sabotage of me not thinking I can get below 126 but It seems every time I get around 126, I throw in the towel and waver between 5 pounds above that for a while. I need to believe in myself and push through this. It is worth it to be the best I can be.

Exercise Monday consisted of pilates in the morning, CardioX, vacuuming the house, mopping the house and an hour of yard work, and weighted hula hooping at night.

Exercise Tuesday consisted of pilates in the morning followed by yoga for 30 minutes. In the afternoon I tackled PlyometricsX determined to shed water weight and push myself. I also got a mile walk in. I finished off the night with more weighted hula hooping.

I’m not sure what I want to do today but I do know I like seeing the scale move down!

Happy Hump Day everyone ๐Ÿ™‚

Sore but loving it!

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CW: 127.8 lbs

Same weigh-in as yesterday but I am sore in some parts of the body. TOM is still not here and I forget the exact date it was last time it came (Just an estimate) so it’s sometime this week. I hope I’m not late because I love the fact that I’m regular.

Food journaling has really helped rein in my cravings behavior. The fact I have to physically write it down makes me think about each bite a lot more. Another thing that has helped is keeping myself busy. Let me know just say my house is incredibly clean recently.

I hope you all have a nice holiday weekend! We’re decorating eggs today.

back to journaling!

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I’ve been extra peckish lately so I’ve resorted to go back to writing down everything I put in my mouth and I do with my body. It’s not exactly calorie counting but I know a portion size when I see it and I cook almost all my meals so it’s a good gauge.

Day 1 of tracking yesterday was a success. Now to keep the ball rolling.

The weight has been fluctuating around the same pounds the last few days so hopefully this will make it go down once and for all. I’m WAITING for my dang period to come ย and I hate waiting around for it.

It needs to just come and be over with asap!

Hope you guys are all doing well. I saw 127 Sunday, 129 Monday, 130 on Tuesday which is the point where I went “I NEED TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS.”

I don’t want to ever get back to the 130s again unless I’m PREGNANT.

Food and Exercise Journal

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Tuesday CW: 130.2 (gahhhh)

Exercise: Pilates (20 min), Yoga (45 min), Plyometrics (15 min), 1.4 miles walking, Vacuuming + Mopping (45 min) and Yard Work (30 min)

Food
Breakfast: Coffee with Skim Milk, Chicken Enchilada Frittata (1 egg and leftovers), 1 slice Apple

Lunch: 1/4 cup Chicken Tikka Masala, Lentil Vegetable Curry, 1/2 cup Brown Rice, Green Beans and Carrots

Snack: Non-Fat Plain Yogurt with Fresh Fruit (chunks of apples, 1 strawberry, grapes and pineapple

Snack 2: Coffee with Skim Milk

Dinner: Large Greek Salad with 2 tsp Feta Cheese lightly dressed in vinegar, 1/2 Chicken Breast stuffed with ricotta, parmesan and spinach topped with Vegetable pasta sauce made from eggplant, tomatoes and spinach

Wednesday CW: 128.0 lbs

Exercise Pilates (20 min), P90X Plyometrics (58 minutes), Kinect Just Dance 3 (30 minutes), Yard Work (45 minutes)

Food

Breakfast: 5 Carrot “Cake” Pancakes topped with maple syrup, 2 strawberries, coffee with skim milk

Lunch: Lentils and Tuna Indian Curry, 1/2 cup Brown Rice, 2 cups Steamed Green Beans

Snack: Non-Fat Plain Yogurt with Pineapple, Apples, Strawberry and Grapes; Chai Tea with Skim Milk

Dinner: Garden Salad, Steamed Zucchini and Green Beans, Chicken and Rice Casserole

Thursday CW: 127.8 lbs

Exercise: Pilates (20 min), P90X CardioX (45 min), Cleaning the bathroom (60+ minutes), Yard Work (60 minutes)

Food

Breakfast: Coffee + Skim Milk, 4 Tbsp Fresh Fruit Salad, 1 Slice Whole Wheat Bread, 1 Tbsp Hummus, 1 Egg, Handful Fresh Spinach

Lunch: Chicken Egg Plant Thai Curry, Lentil Curry, 1/2 cup Rice, Green Beans, Romaine Lettuce + Tomatoes + Spinach

Snack: Plain non-fat Yogurt with Pineapple, Grapes, Strawberries and Apples; Skim Milk and Coffee

Dinner: Chicken Bean and Rice Enchilada, Roast Sweet Potatoes, Romaine Lettuce + Tomato + Cucumber and Spinach

Friday CW: 127.8 lbs

Exercise: Pilates (20 min), Yoga (40 min), 3 mile power walk, Yard work (60 min+)

Food

Breakfast: 1/2 inch slice apple cake, chicken enchilada frittata (1 egg), coffee with skim milk

Lunch: Shroom Burger (no garlic butter) with handful sweet potato fries, coke zero, a few sips of rootbeer float

Snack: Yogurt with apples, grapes, strawberry and pineapple

Dinner: 3-4 cups romaine lettuce + spinach + cucumber + tomato (squeeze of lemon and cilantro), 1/4 cup marinated chicken breast, 1 cup spanish rice mixture, 1/2-3/4 avocado with spices, 1 tsp sour cream, 2 Tbsp Salsa

Saturday CW: 127.8 lbs

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Nobody’s fool!

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CW: 127.2 lbs

Up today but it was expected, we went to the movies last night and I ate a few cups of movie popcorn from my brother’s bowl. The increase of salt probably contributes to today’s gain. I did guzzle a few cups of water when I came home before bedtime.

For exercise, I did some pilates, yoga followed up with a few dances infront of the Kinect Just Dance. Food was on target yesterday with nothing.

Friday night, I ate indulged in a handful of chips (from my brother’s plate at the mexican place where I didn’t order anything for myself), 1/2 cup Breyer’s Vanilla Ice Cream, and 2 Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies (homemade). I enjoyed every bite and consciously made the decision to eat it. I really enjoyed every bite and didn’t beat myself up over it. I differentiate this with binging because when I binge it’s a shoveling, unconscious activity where I don’t really taste my food.

For April, I would love to get below 125 pounds and maintain that loss throughout. The big picture is to get as close to 120 as possible which I will strive for.

I don’t have any major events this month so no travel will hinder my progress. A few get-togethers but no consecutive days away from plan.