13 january 2014

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Today I am in a lot of pain.  In my leg/foot.  This is really discouraging because my convention is less than two weeks away and I will be on my feet for hours – and I was only walking for two hours yesterday.

WEIGHT ~~ +9.8 (I do not expect to lose it all in 3 weeks)

ENERGY ~~ LOW!

EXCITEMENT ~~ 😦

MOOD ~~ 😦

TIP: Give in to a bad day.  Fighting it only makes it worse.

For breakfast I had oatmeal with apples.

My morning snack was 1/2 cup raspberries.

Lunch was ground turkey, brown rice, broccoli and blueberries.

And then it all fell apart.  I ate a ton of chocolate in the afternoon.  I was pain and crabby.

Dinner became oatmeal.

I did not do my exercises.

I did take a bath and massaged my feet.

I slept just okay.

  1. No sugar. um, chocolate.
  2. No salt. 👍
  3. No alcohol. 👍
  4. No dairy Chocolate… Milk products seem to be upsetting my stomach lately.  Yes, this means no lattes!
  5. Drink at least 64 ounces (preferably 80 ounces) of water per day. 👍
  6. Eat 5 times per day. 👍  (Meal plan suggestion here.)
  7. Cheat occasionally!  It’s okay to cheat every now and again, just don’t do it daily. 😉 👍
  8. Take my supplements religiously. 👍
  9. Drink green tea daily.
  10. Meditate for at least 10 minutes per day.👍
  11. Do 20 minutes of yoga poses per day.
  12. Do 30 minutes of easy aerobic exercise 5x per week – Just Dance video game, stationary bike, simple video…
  13. Follow this Squat Challenge through the 21st.
  14. Follow this Crunch Challenge through the 21st.
  15. Follow this Arm Challenge through the 21st.
  16. Take an Epsom salt bath at least 5 nights a week.  This will help detox my body and reduce water weight. 👍
  17. Create and use a face mask twice a week.
  18. Create a use a moisturizing hair mask twice a week.
  19. Use a foot mask three times a week. 👍
  20. Give myself a foot massage 3 times a week. 👍
  21. Get a massage!

 

12 january 2014

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Today, though the scale didn’t move, my body feels tighter and my stomach is flatter and less puffy – which makes me very happy!

WEIGHT ~~ +9.6 (I do not expect to lose it all in 3 weeks)

ENERGY ~~ 😀

EXCITEMENT ~~ 😀

MOOD ~~ 😀

TIP: When you find a combination of foods that is working for you, keep at it.  The consistency helps keep you on track.

For breakfast I had oatmeal with apples.

My morning snack was 1/2 cup raspberries.

I went out to lunch and tried to be good.  I used my Lose It app at California Pizza Kitchen and chose a salad.  My lunch date, C, insisted on a Guacamole appetizer and I ate a little of it, without chips.  But while I was eating my salad, I kept staring at her pizza.  I demanded a piece.  So bad!  Especially since their is gluten in it!

I forgot to eat my afternoon snack.  Bad! Bad! Bad!

Dinner was ground turkey, brown rice, broccoli and a small apple.

I did my Just Dance for an hour after my morning snack.  Then I did my exercises.

I took a bath to soothe my aching foot after an afternoon of walking around the mall.

I slept okay.

  1. No sugar. My lunch had sugar in it.
  2. No salt. My lunch had salt in it.
  3. No alcohol. 👍
  4. No dairy My lunch had dairy in it.- this is a personal requirement.  Milk products seem to be upsetting my stomach lately.  Yes, this means no lattes!
  5. Drink at least 64 ounces (preferably 80 ounces) of water per day. 👍
  6. Eat 5 times per day.  (Meal plan suggestion here.)
  7. Cheat occasionally!  It’s okay to cheat every now and again, just don’t do it daily. 😉 👍
  8. Take my supplements religiously. 👍
  9. Drink green tea daily. 👍
  10. Meditate for at least 10 minutes per day.👍
  11. Do 20 minutes of yoga poses per day. 👍
  12. Do 30 minutes of easy aerobic exercise 5x per week – Just Dance video game, stationary bike, simple video… 👍
  13. Follow this Squat Challenge through the 21st. Rest Day!
  14. Follow this Crunch Challenge through the 21st. 👍
  15. Follow this Arm Challenge through the 21st. 👍
  16. Take an Epsom salt bath at least 5 nights a week.  This will help detox my body and reduce water weight. 👍
  17. Create and use a face mask twice a week.
  18. Create a use a moisturizing hair mask twice a week.
  19. Use a foot mask three times a week.
  20. Give myself a foot massage 3 times a week.
  21. Get a massage!

 

11 january 2014

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Today is going to be busy.  I have a lot of manual labor to do to prepare for my upcoming convention, so the day will be busy and exhausting.

WEIGHT ~~ +9.6 (I do not expect to lose it all in 3 weeks)

ENERGY ~~ 😀

EXCITEMENT ~~ 😀

MOOD ~~ 😀

TIP: Vary your routine occasionally.  If you normally do your exercises in the afternoon – try doing them in the morning.  Not often, but occasionally, just so your body doesn’t get used to a routine and start to settle.

For breakfast I had oatmeal with apples.

My morning snack was 1/2 cup raspberries.

For lunch I had ground turkey with garlic, olive oil, Kale, tomato, and mushrooms, plus 1/2 cup blackberries.

My afternoon snack was 1/2 cup blackberries..

Dinner was the same as lunch, minus the Kale.

I did my Just Dance for an hour after my morning snack.  Then I did all of my exercises, yesterday’s and today’s.

I made a hair mask of avocado, olive oil and honey.  I blended it together in the blender – made it a lot less messy.  I did a face mask of honey and banana.  I took my bath, massaged my feet and did a foot mask.

I slept well.

  1. No sugar. 👍
  2. No salt. 👍
  3. No alcohol. 👍
  4. No dairy 👍- this is a personal requirement.  Milk products seem to be upsetting my stomach lately.  Yes, this means no lattes!
  5. Drink at least 64 ounces (preferably 80 ounces) of water per day. 👍
  6. Eat 5 times per day. 👍 (Meal plan suggestion here.)
  7. Cheat occasionally!  It’s okay to cheat every now and again, just don’t do it daily. 😉
  8. Take my supplements religiously. 👍
  9. Drink green tea daily. 👍
  10. Meditate for at least 10 minutes per day.👍
  11. Do 20 minutes of yoga poses per day.
  12. Do 30 minutes of easy aerobic exercise 5x per week – Just Dance video game, stationary bike, simple video… 👍
  13. Follow this Squat Challenge through the 21st. 👍
  14. Follow this Crunch Challenge through the 21st. 👍
  15. Follow this Arm Challenge through the 21st. 👍
  16. Take an Epsom salt bath at least 5 nights a week.  This will help detox my body and reduce water weight. 👍
  17. Create and use a face mask twice a week.👍
  18. Create a use a moisturizing hair mask twice a week. 👍
  19. Use a foot mask three times a week. 👍
  20. Give myself a foot massage 3 times a week.👍
  21. Get a massage!

 

10 january 2014

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It is going to be an exciting day!  My weight is dropping and I get to get out of the house today.  I have been cooped up with the snow and cold and work, so I am excited to go meet a friend for coffee and lunch.

WEIGHT ~~ +9.4 (I do not expect to lose it all in 3 weeks)

ENERGY ~~ 😀

EXCITEMENT ~~ 😀

MOOD ~~ 😀

TIP: Prepare well for a meal out.  Know the calorie count of meals and the protein/carb/fat ratio of prepared meals at restaurants.  There are apps (like Lose It!) that can help you out, websites, and often the restaurant menu will tell you.  But know ahead of time what you are allowed so you don’t go in and get excited by something that will throw your plan off base.

For breakfast I had oatmeal with apples.

My morning snack was 1/2 cup blackberries.

We ate lunch at Chilis.  I had the salmon.  My app told me what I needed to know.  The caloric count was higher than a normal meal for me, and I forgot to ask for fruit.  There was a lot of sodium in the meal as well.

My afternoon snack was 1/2 cup raspberries.

Dinner was a turkey patty, 1/2 cup cooked brown rice, 2 cups brocolli, and 1/2 cup blackberries.

I did my Just Dance for just a half an hour.  I didn’t meet my daily goal, but at least I did something.

I deferred my exercises until tomorrow, and I skipped the bath.  My day out included 4 hours of driving, so I was exhausted and short on time.

It was a great day.

I slept pretty well.

  1. No sugar. 👍
  2. No salt. I ate lunch out.
  3. No alcohol. 👍
  4. No dairy 👍- this is a personal requirement.  Milk products seem to be upsetting my stomach lately.  Yes, this means no lattes!
  5. Drink at least 64 ounces (preferably 80 ounces) of water per day. 👍
  6. Eat 5 times per day. 👍 (Meal plan suggestion here.)
  7. Cheat occasionally!  It’s okay to cheat every now and again, just don’t do it daily. 😉 👍
  8. Take my supplements religiously. 👍
  9. Drink green tea daily. 👍
  10. Meditate for at least 10 minutes per day.
  11. Do 20 minutes of yoga poses per day.
  12. Do 30 minutes of easy aerobic exercise 5x per week – Just Dance video game, stationary bike, simple video… 👍
  13. Follow this Squat Challenge through the 21st. Rest Day!
  14. Follow this Crunch Challenge through the 21st.
  15. Follow this Arm Challenge through the 21st.
  16. Take an Epsom salt bath at least 5 nights a week.  This will help detox my body and reduce water weight.
  17. Create and use a face mask twice a week.
  18. Create a use a moisturizing hair mask twice a week.
  19. Use a foot mask three times a week.
  20. Give myself a foot massage 3 times a week.
  21. Get a massage!

 

9 january 2014

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I woke up refreshed and excited, especially since the scale is moving downwards.  I know, I know… I’ve said it myself.  It’s not all about the number, but it is the easiest way to assess results quickly.

WEIGHT ~~ +10.6 (I do not expect to lose it all in 3 weeks)

ENERGY ~~ 👌

EXCITEMENT ~~ 😀

MOOD ~~ 😐

TIP: Eat dessert first.  Your fruit, that is.  It is widely documented and researched that fruit is best digested on an empty stomach.  Try it.

For breakfast I had oatmeal with apples.

My morning snack was 1/2 cup blackberries.

My lunch was a ground turkey patty with garlic and green onions, brown rice, 2 cups of broccoli and 1/2 cup of blackberries.

My afternoon snack was 1/2 cup blackberries (they are on sale).

Dinner was another turkey patty, 1/2 cup cooked brown rice, 2 cups brocolli, and 1/2 cup blackberries.

I did my Just Dance for an hour.  I found a speed mode which switched songs quickly, so I did my assigned exercises after.  This function, though, did not tell me when I met my daily goal.  So I went way over – but that’s okay.  It felt good.

I took a bath, did a coconut oil and egg hair mask and a banana honey face mask.  My feet got a good massage and a foot mask.

I did yoga about an hour after my bath.  Good sleep intended poses.

It was a good day.

I slept very well.

  1. No sugar. 👍
  2. No salt. 👍
  3. No alcohol. 👍
  4. No dairy 👍- this is a personal requirement.  Milk products seem to be upsetting my stomach lately.  Yes, this means no lattes!
  5. Drink at least 64 ounces (preferably 80 ounces) of water per day. 👍
  6. Eat 5 times per day. 👍 (Meal plan suggestion here.)
  7. Cheat occasionally!  It’s okay to cheat every now and again, just don’t do it daily. 😉
  8. Take my supplements religiously. 👍
  9. Drink green tea daily. 👍
  10. Meditate for at least 10 minutes per day. 👍
  11. Do 20 minutes of yoga poses per day. 👍
  12. Do 30 minutes of easy aerobic exercise 5x per week – Just Dance video game, stationary bike, simple video… 👍
  13. Follow this Squat Challenge through the 21st. Rest Day!
  14. Follow this Crunch Challenge through the 21st. 👍
  15. Follow this Arm Challenge through the 21st. 👍
  16. Take an Epsom salt bath at least 5 nights a week.  This will help detox my body and reduce water weight. 👍
  17. Create and use a face mask twice a week. 👍
  18. Create a use a moisturizing hair mask twice a week. 👍
  19. Use a foot mask three times a week. 👍
  20. Give myself a foot massage 3 times a week. 👍
  21. Get a massage!

 

8 january 2014

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WEIGHT ~~ +11.2 (I do not expect to lose it all in 3 weeks)

ENERGY ~~ 👌

EXCITEMENT ~~ 😀

MOOD ~~ 😐

TIP: Keep a food diary.  Write down everything you eat and the caloric count.  This keeps you more aware of what you are putting in and helps you be more conscientious of your food choices.

For breakfast I had quinoa with apples.

My morning snack was 1/2 cup berries.

My lunch was a ground turkey patty with garlic and green onions, brown rice, 2 cups of broccoli and a tomato and avocado salad plus 1/2 cup strawberries, sliced.

My afternoon snack was 1/2 a banana.

Dinner was another turkey patty, 1/2 cup cooked brown rice, 2 cups brocolli, and 1/2 cup berries.

I did my exercises in the afternoon.  I completed about an hour of Just Dance on my Wii. I didn’t meet my daily goal on the machine because the play list and songs I kept choosing were slow…  It was a rest day for squats and arms, so I did my crunches afterwards.

I skipped the bath again tonight. It’s really too cold here and my bathroom with a tub is near the exterior of my home… Plus, I had a busy day and was exhausted.

I slept very well.

  1. No sugar. 👍
  2. No salt. 👍
  3. No alcohol. 👍
  4. No dairy 👍- this is a personal requirement.  Milk products seem to be upsetting my stomach lately.  Yes, this means no lattes!
  5. Drink at least 64 ounces (preferably 80 ounces) of water per day. 👍
  6. Eat 5 times per day. 👍 (Meal plan suggestion here.)
  7. Cheat occasionally!  It’s okay to cheat every now and again, just don’t do it daily. 😉
  8. Take my supplements religiously. 👍
  9. Drink green tea daily. 👍
  10. Meditate for at least 10 minutes per day.
  11. Do 20 minutes of yoga poses per day.
  12. Do 30 minutes of easy aerobic exercise 5x per week – Just Dance video game, stationary bike, simple video… 👍
  13. Follow this Squat Challenge through the 21st. Rest Day!
  14. Follow this Crunch Challenge through the 21st. 👍
  15. Follow this Arm Challenge through the 21st. Rest Day!
  16. Take an Epsom salt bath at least 5 nights a week.  This will help detox my body and reduce water weight.
  17. Create and use a face mask twice a week.
  18. Create a use a moisturizing hair mask twice a week.
  19. Use a foot mask three times a week.
  20. Give myself a foot massage 3 times a week.
  21. Get a massage!

 

7 january 2014

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This morning I ventured out in the cold, frigid air to the doctors for a check up on my foot.  All is good!  Proceed with caution, but exercise got an all clear.

This has me excited to try more, the stationary bike, once the weather warms up a smidge.  Staying in is all really anyone should do right now!

I did order a couple of new Just Dance games.  They were in my mailbox this morning.  I got them off of eBay – 2 for the price of half of a new one.  They are used.  I got Just Dance 3, and it came with Kidz Bop.  I am excited to give it a go this afternoon.  The other discs I have are getting stale.  This may give me some extra excitement and I may be able to work out a little more.

WEIGHT ~~ +12 (I do not expect to lose it all in 3 weeks)

ENERGY ~~ 👌

EXCITEMENT ~~ 😐

MOOD ~~ 😐

TIP: Prepare your meals ahead of time.  This isn’t something I really have to do, as I work from home.  But, if I worked at an office, it would be easy to make this meal plan ahead of time.  It can all be eaten cold, or warmed up when you are ready to eat.  Preparing your meals ahead of time will also help you keep your portions measured out appropriately.  In fact, I often do cook my chicken or turkey all at once and store it in the fridge, pulling out one portion size for each meal.

For breakfast I had oatmeal with apples.

My morning snack was 1/2 cup berries.

My lunch was especially delicious today.  I made ground turkey in olive oil with garlic & pepper, 2 cups of kale, 1 cup of mushrooms and a tomato.  I layered that over 1/2 cup cooked brown rice.  I also had 1/2 cup strawberries, sliced.

My afternoon snack was 1/2 cup berries.

Dinner was left-over turkey breast, 1/2 cup cooked brown rice, asparagus, and 1/2 cup berries.

I did my exercises in the afternoon.  I completed a 40 minutes of Just Dance on my Wii with my new Just Dance 3. Loved it! I did the assigned exercises from the challenges in the list in between songs.

I skipped the bath tonight because it is freezing.  And I am out of Epsom salts and forgot to get some when I was out this morning.  Too cold to go back out!

I did some yoga before bed.

I slept very well.

  1. No sugar. 👍
  2. No salt. 👍
  3. No alcohol. 👍
  4. No dairy 👍- this is a personal requirement.  Milk products seem to be upsetting my stomach lately.  Yes, this means no lattes!
  5. Drink at least 64 ounces (preferably 80 ounces) of water per day. 👍
  6. Eat 5 times per day. 👍 (Meal plan suggestion here.)
  7. Cheat occasionally!  It’s okay to cheat every now and again, just don’t do it daily. 😉
  8. Take my supplements religiously. 👍
  9. Drink green tea daily. 👍
  10. Meditate for at least 10 minutes per day. 👍
  11. Do 20 minutes of yoga poses per day. 👍
  12. Do 30 minutes of easy aerobic exercise 5x per week – Just Dance video game, stationary bike, simple video… 👍
  13. Follow this Squat Challenge through the 21st. 👍
  14. Follow this Crunch Challenge through the 21st. 👍
  15. Follow this Arm Challenge through the 21st. 👍
  16. Take an Epsom salt bath at least 5 nights a week.  This will help detox my body and reduce water weight.
  17. Create and use a face mask twice a week.
  18. Create a use a moisturizing hair mask twice a week.
  19. Use a foot mask three times a week.
  20. Give myself a foot massage 3 times a week.
  21. Get a massage!