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Monday, August 05, 2013

Hello all!

I'm excited to report another perfect day yesterday, after a few less than perfect days (fri/sat. were kinda iffy) I took fri/sat off from working out and also over-ate just a little on friday, but I did pick up an extra shift and boy do I burn some calories at work! (I'm a waitress, meaning... RUN! FASTER!) However, let's focus on the positive! I've decided not to post my blogs as a nightly report of my day, instead I'm going to post them the next day. Why? Because of accountability! I found myself (only too many times) typing up a blog about what a perfect day I had, only to completely derail my day after posting the blog by glupping down a soda or throwing back some cookies. I feel like, in doing this, I've lied to you guys and cheated myself out of my gold star day! So now, I'm going to post about YESTERDAY, so I can't sabotage myself! LOL.

It seems to be working! I came in at a decent caloric range on Saturday, but actually came in UNDER my personal goal (not starvation mode, just the low end of what SP suggest) SO! here's the daily details. Breakfast was a greek yogurt and a cup of sliced mangos. Lunch was a yummy salad loaded up with fresh veggies and boars head deli meat. For dinner, I made "breakfast for dinner" 3 0z. extra lean ham steak, 2 large eggs, 2 slices wheat toast with a tbsp of polaner's blackberry fruit+fiber jam. Yum!

I snacked healthy, too! I had one snack of Newman's Own blackbean/corn salsa with 1 oz tortilla chips. I also had two small snacks of 1 small apple and 1 cup of blueberries. :) I also didn't drink my daily can of coke! I've been trying to cut back to almost NO SODA. It's hard! I've been swapping out, now I'm down from always having 2/day to now only having 1/day and 1 diet soda/day. Yesterday, I didn't even have that! I had my one diet Dr. Pepper, and I had just a few sips of one of hubby's sodas to kill the craving through out the day! This is saving my life! I make sure to take a small sip and really savor it! LOL. I even track it, too. I'm getting better about soda! I know a lot of you here at sparkpeople are mortified by my confessions to sugar addiction, but get over yourselves! I'm not perfect! I don't usually go over my limit on calories, so I have one 8-12 oz serving of full-calorie soda/day and try not to beat myself up about it!

My cals yesterday were 1369 (I'm allowed 1620-I exercise a lot!!)
my carbs were - 196
fat - 43
protein - 70
fiber - 29

That's almost 250 calories that I could have eaten, but chose not to eat! I wasn't hungry, so why eat if I'm not hungry, right? Most days, I'm trying to ration celery sticks to fill myself up on my last 100 calories, trying to squeeze in as much as I can out of my daily 1620! (lol) and if I have calories left over at the end of the day, I'll ALWAYS indulge in a small, yet, empty-calorie treat, (a few sips of my prized soda, one cookie, a handful of chips, etc.) but yesterday... I felt so great and so full on healthy food, and I was so proud of my perfect numbers.... I didn't even want to eat anything else! I met every single one of my nutrition and fitness goals yesterday! YIPEE!!

I closed out my perfect day of nutrition with 20 minutes of intense strength training followed by 10 minutes of yoga cool-down. I felt great and fell asleep with no trouble at all.

Here's to many more happy/healthy days!
Love always,
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