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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

I am jealous!!!!
Yes, it is true. This week, I have read posts by at least 3 friends who have lost 2 to 4 pounds in the last week.
One friend posted that she has lost 67 pounds in 9 months since having her baby.
So, I am sitting here wondering what am I doing wrong??????
Or, the better question is, what I am NOT DOING!!!
Exercise is the number one answer.
Other than the handful of times I have actually gotten to walk this year, due to one snowfall right after another, I have done very very little exercise and I am beginning to feel it.
I have been waking up every morning with a pain in my hip.
I am not sure if its the mattress, the way I am laying, or just overall aging, I know what has to happen. WEIGHT LOSS!!!
I have got to get back to losing weight.
On with it.
Today I committed to sticking to my calorie range no matter what. And to cut back on carbs and get back to a higher protein diet.
I even considered doing the all liquid diet for a few weeks just to jumpstart things.
For now I will hold off on that and stick to the high protein diet that helped me so much before.
Cottage cheese
turkey -in all forms.
greek yogurt
whey protein
This is what I basically ate for a year, along with salads, low fat dressings and berries. a typical meal for me was yogurt and a shake in the morning, tuna pouch or a salad for lunch, yogurt for snack and grilled chicken breast and beans for dinner.
Lots of water.
I have to get back to eating right and get some pounds off!!!
I have gained 16 pounds back since the first of 2013.
No weight loss success at all during the whole year.
and now pushing into spring of 2014 and here I am......still not losing.
So, it snowed all day again yesterday, and last night, temps dipped down into the low 20s and we are only days away from April.
I wonder if this is Mother Natures April Fools joke on us????
In other news--I got puppy a play yard, she has plenty of room to run around and play and still is contained so she isnt into everything.
Hoping this helps cut down on chewing cords, etc.
She is scheduled to be spayed in May. As I have been told, this cuts down excitable behavior in male dogs, wonder if its the same for females????
And my electric bill dropped a whopping 100 dollars, amazing. this means I might actually have a few extra dollars in the next few weeks to do something nice for myself.
I am in terrible need of a pedicure, with such a long winter we have had.
Maybe if I can lose 4 lbs or better yet 8....I will treat myself.
Yeah, thats the incentive....10 pounds gone=a pedicure!!! I hope I can do this before flip flop weather!!!!
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    2404 days ago
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    Part of the excitability, chewing things is just the puppy in her. Spaying doesn't really help with that, but it's a good thing anyway!

    2405 days ago
    In male dogs it cuts down their 'want' of wandering...I have a neutered female, who is 4 now. Believe me she is still very excitable and crazy, but we love her all the more for her foolishness!!!!!
    Concerning your bed. I also woke up with a lot of pain (but my case is an old problem) anyway, I put an exercise carpet (an old one, thicker and more stable than a yoga mat, between the mattress and the sheets, and I sleep like a baby since I did this. Our mattress isn't that old either.
    As for a lifestyle change, you have to find what's right for you and what works.
    I find all the information here quite fantastic..

    2405 days ago
    Never noticed a change in behavior in spayed girl dogs, but if she is old enough for the operation she might be growing out of the puppy version of the terrible twos soon. I noticed a huge chance and my speed of weight loss quadrupled the day I joined the gym. So in my head exercise is a magic bullet.
    2405 days ago
    It's so hard to get inspired to exercise in this weather.

    Better weather has to be coming soon. We're getting snow and high winds today, and 60s by the weekend. I have today off and have to work this weekend. Not fair LOL
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    2405 days ago
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