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Day 5, bump in the road

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

What I did well today
- did 30 minutes of strength (but not the 15 min of cardio I planned because I forgot my sport bra and it just felt too obvious emoticon )
- stayed within my daily calorie count
- avoided evening snacking
- filled up on lean proteins

What I need to improve
- only had 2 veggies and no fruit
- my sleep is totally screwed up... I've gotten out of bed after hours of lying there and not falling asleep!!! tomorrow is going to be a rough one!

Forgetting my sports bra was one of the "bumps" in the road I had to work around today. The next is the change in my hysterectomy date. It's now April 17, rather than Aug 11. It'll be 6-8 weeks of off-work recovery time, and my exercise will be down to nothing (just walking). The good news is that I'll have my OA custom knee brace by then.
Rather than giving up and saying I only have 4 weeks where I can exercise, I will have control over what I put into my mouth the whole time, and everyone knows 80% of losing weight starts with choices in the kitchen!!!

I still can do this!!!
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    hey Brenda ~ as far as the sleep thing goes, I sometimes have problems with that & so I try a few different things

    starting with your feet, tense them up for several seconds & then relax. Do likewise for your calves, thighs .... then after you get to the neck, tense up & hold ALL your muscles at the same time for several seconds and slowly release.

    also, you might try telling yourself things like: "you're tired now" ..."you are totally relaxed" .... "all your muscles are going to sleep" ... "you feel sleepy".

    While you're saying these things, visualize either counting sheep { my sheep look like the Serta mattress ones but in different colors & patterns and they all have a different method for jumping over the fence} *OR* another visualization is "seeing" your muscles, nerves, cells, and so on slowing down & going to sleep.

    Hope this helps

    Neon Ninja Marie
    2245 days ago
  • no profile photo CD15150245
    Awesome job on what you know you're doing well! And awesome job in realizing what you need to improve on! emoticon emoticon
    2246 days ago
  • DTHOR6
    You got this. Good planning for after surgery will be a huge plus. I had a hysterectomy in 2010 are you having the davinci? If so you will be up and moving in no time.

    2246 days ago
  • no profile photo CD14803026
    Yes you can still do this!! emoticon
    2246 days ago
  • TROOPER1961
    Yes u can!!
    2246 days ago
    you can do this!
    6-8 weeks is a long recovery time!
    yes what we put in our mouths matters most in weight loss, in my opinion.
    bizi emoticon
    2247 days ago
    Happy sparking!
    2247 days ago
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