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Operation: Mexico (Eat clean, move booty)

Friday, February 21, 2014

Late-week report on my goals for being able to put a bathing suit on more happily in a month (eeek, 28 days!):

4 days at 15K+ steps
1 day at 10K+ steps
Kicked a** at the gym including 2 killer ab workouts, 2 arm days and 2 leg days. Hit the stairmaster and the rower multiple days even though they KILL me (but I can always get through 5 or 10 minutes. Hey, it adds up!)
Just exceeded weekly fitness minutes goal of 960 emoticon

Spark has my calories up really, really high because of how much I walk, which I'm not sure is accurate (and I'm contemplating putting my settings back to a set calorie range), but I am definitely teetering on the top edge of that some days (especially with valentine's chocolates still sitting around-- well, not anymore...). For the most part, though, success! I have found ways to make sure more of my meals are made from scratch at home and I don't have sweets or carby snacks around... I did much better this week not buying any at all and it certainly helps. I will be relying on limited fruit and Lara bars and lots of herbal tea to satiate my sweet tooth (try Healthy Fasting by Yogi! emoticon ) and planning every morsel as best I can. I really want control over my eating, and the best way for me is to plan things out in advance and only have those things available.

Thanks for all of your kind words on the last blog and your suggestions, too. You guys are emoticon
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    Ooh, one snack/breakfast I discovered was full fat plain Greek yogurt (no non-fat or low-fat...full fat) w/ a little berry granola and some nuts. A parfait of sorts. You could even throw in some berries or bananas if you want. So good and so filling. Gives you that nice boost of protein and you get some good carbs, fats as well. I can't believe the difference in taste too with the full fat Greek yogurt vs. the low fat/non-fat. It is unreal. I don't believe in low fat/non-fat anyway as it's usually highly processed crap. Anyhow, agree w/ you wholeheartedly about prepping meals and snacks to have on hand. It definitely helps and you know what is going into whatever you are making, so you have control and can avoid bad additives and chemicals. emoticon
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    Comment edited on: 2/27/2014 10:55:05 AM
  • ADF1981
    Sounds like you are doing awesome! I am like you about planning it out. If I plan everything out and only have those things available I do well at staying on track. Fruit really helps my sweet tooth and green tea helps me when I feel like snacking. I will have to check in to the tea you mentioned. Been wanting to try other kinds of tea.
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    Comment edited on: 2/24/2014 7:39:13 PM
    Sugar creates inflammation. Every white carb and sugar (fructose, glucose. honey, molasses, whatever) contributes to this inflammation. It is internal as well as external. When I stopped eating sugar one of the most often heard (by me) things was "You've lost more weight! Your face looks thinner." And, "You don't look bloated any more." I have not lost any additional weight. I've only stopped eating sugar and all white carbs went out the window eons ago. I've increased my veggie consumption considerably too. And I guess that my version of my yoga practice in place of heavy lifting has really been working too.
    So I say, ditch the Lara Bars, get some stevia and eat some more healthy fat to feel sated.
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