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Cruisin' through Saturday, random thoughts

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Went to the fitness center and did an hour Cardio Power-Pump class (have I mentioned how much I hate that Nazi in spandex?), and 44 minutes divided between the recumbent bike and the elliptical.

Have my meals planned -- TC wanted "comfort food" for dinner so on Sparkrecipes I found a meatloaf recipe baked in a muffin tin to control portion size. With extra lean ground beef, 112 calories each!

I pulled down a couple of big boxes of photos and started looking through them for my vision collage. I am absolutely ASTOUNDED how many more pictures I "allowed" of me when I was at my goal weight 10 years ago. DAMN! I was smokin'. Kind of sad I can hardly find ANY pictures of me for the last 3-4 years. Like TC says, it's like I didn't exist.

I STILL have not gotten down to my pre-holiday weight, but I'm just not going to sweat it. I'm going to try to up my calories from around 1100 to around 1300-1400, thinking it will keep me from bingeing. I also NEVER hit the recommended fat intake, not even close, so I've started to think about incorporating more fats into my daily diet. I'm hoping this too will help me feel more satisfied. Generally I can stay strict with myself for 4-6 days, and then, like a rubber band, I just SNAP. So the other night I even had air-popped popcorn with BUTTER! emoticon

I've only got to hit 160 by the end of the month to meet my 5-lb goal, and I think I'll be able to do that without any problem, barring any major meltdown.

I hope everyone is having a good day DESPITE the weather challenges that we all seem to be facing! BLW, stay warm in Michigan! I came across some pictures of a snow storm in 1999 where we had 12 inches of snow overnight. Of course, where you are that's probably not unusual!

Later!
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  • TRAVELGRRL
    Geinah,
    I hope you WILL post your marathon picture! That would be AWESOME! My husband still has the pic from our (walked) marathon above his desk. That was in 2001.

    You will be in the 1/10 of 1% of people worldwide who have EVER completed a marathon, so you should be PROUD, PROUD, PROUD!

    Yes, we got a ton of rain yesterday.
    3928 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5454268
    I know what you mean about the pictures. There have been so many yo-yo's in my life that the pictures are few. I can't even bring myself to post one now... Maybe that can be a goal of mine - post my marathon pic.

    Did you get much rain today? We did...
    3929 days ago
  • FREELADY
    Exciting how close that 5-lb goal is! emoticon
    I am just taking baby steps with exercise, so you are quite an inspiration for me!
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    3929 days ago
  • BIGLITTLEWOMAN
    You had a great Saturday, exerted a lot of control and took a lot of action steps! Your calorie counts are pretty low.. Be careful your body machine doesn't get the idea that it is starving and fails to cooperate with you.

    I want to be a Spandex Nazi when I grow up.

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    3929 days ago
  • MNABOY
    Is our weight the reason we took all the pictures? Keep up the work.
    3929 days ago
  • DONNABRIGHT
    Thanks for sharing!
    3929 days ago
  • no profile photo RITAROSE
    emoticon job at the gym!

    I, too have few pictures of me as a fatty! I have missed having family pictures taken with my dh and our 5 kids because I always thought I'd wait until I actually lost the excess weight. Well, now all but one of the kids are gone and I have few pictures with my beloved family! Makes me very sad. Yet, my kids and husband are rooting for me on my journey, every step of the way celebrating with me so that's very rewarding. I will chose to be a part of future photo ops with my dear family.

    Have a great weekend! You are starting off very positive. Ritarose

    PS When I go off my plan it's always with buttered popcorn! Why don't I want to binge on emoticon or emoticon
    3929 days ago
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