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Thursday, June 07, 2012

The scale has gone down! Forget for a moment what I said last week about not caring so much about what the numbers are and just focus on how I feel. Well seeing it go down a couple pounds has me feeling great. It was a totally naked weigh in, post workout/post shower, and it read 193.8. I am feeling better, even if it's just mentally feeling prouder of myself for working towards a very important goal.

I want to get to 180 by the end of the summer, and I want to run a 5k. emoticon

I'm not super strict about my calories, or tracking things to exact measurements. It's hard to estimate the amount of frozen fruit I'm putting in my smoothie in the morning when half asleep and just dumping things into the freezer. It always starts with a big amount of greens, one or two bananas (if I have some nut milk/juice then less banana), and a cup or two of various frozen fruits. The best part of that morning smoothie is running the blender at 7:30 am when I know my lazy, annoying, unemployed roommates are asleep.

So my calorie tracking is far from perfect. What it does do is makes me aware of what I'm eating and really helps prevent me from blindly binging. I really have no good internal reference for eating too much, I'm compulsive about it. Knowing that I'm going to have to look up and add that bag of chips or that chocolate chip cookie to my counter makes it easier to say no.

So today, I probably ate about 2000 calories. Nothing was terribly unhealthy except for the chocolate covered raisins before bed. I'd love to be one of those people who eats perfectly, healthy whole homecooked foods. I envy those people. For me though, I'm doing the best I can.

Had a good workout, cardio for 20 minutes and then went through the series of leg exercises. My thighs are going to be so sore tomorrow. Totally worth it, doing weight training makes me so happy.

I was looking for something in my old Pictures file and started going through stuff from two years ago. I can't believe how much I've changed. Maybe I'll post some pictures another day. Going to bed now.
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  • PUNKIN175
    I bought a blender bottle and it is fabulous for protein shakes. 16 oz almond milk, scoop of chocolate protein poder and a tablespoon of banana, and SHAKE IT UP!!!! I have used it every day for a week now since I got it! Its stealthy! ;)

    But, its not gonna chop ice or frozen fruit... **sigh** and I have whenever I have a smoothie or a protein shake and I always wish there was more...... **sigh**

    Oh well.

    You are doing amazing!!! Keep it up! : D
    3094 days ago
  • LGAR519
    I'm proud of you. I love the variety in smoothies.
    3094 days ago
  • no profile photo CD11113841
    "It was a totally naked weigh in". I laughed out loud at that. I try to avoid those because my scale is right next to a full length mirror.

    Sounds like you're doing great. I'm not strict about tracking food, but it does help give you a rough idea of how close you are to the recommended daily limits.

    Oh, and I have the opposite problem with the blender. My wife and son are still sleeping when I make my smoothie, so I have to take the blender to the farthest corner of the house, close every possible door between me and them, and then make breakfast.
    3094 days ago
    I totally get the running the blender early in the morning :) I used to have to get up at 4am for work and I still made my smoothies. I'm pretty sure it was the first time the apartment below has even heard the sound of a blender.

    The calories from fruit are great so I wouldn't worry to much about going overboard on them in trying to count calories.

    It sounds like your doing great! and those chocolate covered raisins sound great tooo :)

    Keep up the good work!
    3094 days ago
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