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It happened again.. Aug. 30

Friday, August 31, 2012

It's almost like it was planned!

Aug. 30 nutrition:
4:30 am
2 cups of coffee
5 tbsp creamer
1/2 serv. vanilla protein powder

7:30 am
6 oz Dannon Light'n'Fit Peach no-fat yogurt
1/2 cup Nature's Path Organic pumpkin flax plus granola
1 medium apple

9:30 am
2 Cuties

11:30 am
1 serv. stuffed pepper
1/2 cup brown rice
1 cup mixed veggies
3 mini-cucumbers in vinegar

1 cup grape tomatoes
1 mocha

6:00 pm
1 Costco salmon burger
2 cups Mixed veggies, pan sauted w/ chicken broth

Calories In: 1502

Fitness Minutes:
3.15 mi run, 47.5 min.

Calories Out: 411

Eaten 1,502
BMR* 2,158
Exercise 411
Total Burned 2,569
Differential -1,067
Great calories in.
Great calories out.
Great deficit.
It feels good to be back within range nutritionally again. I've also discovered that being physically active right after work helps quell my hunger in the evenings. By the time I have dinner, I'm satisfied and satiated and even when tired, my desire to snack doesn't have the chance to rear it's ugly head.

So yea. I went out and did another run. What the heck, why not? Heh.

I'm so conflicted. I want to DO so many, too many things. After finishing the PHM in October, I really believe I'm going to focus on improving my 10K times. Successfully run 10Ks have netted me a 1:23 finish time. I'd like to improve that. It's half the distance of a Half, so I don't have to ramp up with all the miles, and therefore ramp up the appetite and delusion that I can eat like a lumberjack because I'm in training!

I sort of had a talk with myself, wondering why I thought I needed to wait until ~after~ the PHM. Why not start now? So I've dusted off the C25K podcasts and have loaded them on my lil player. It was pretty warm out last evening, and I felt it, but made it through alright. That's a slow run time for me, but considering where I've been, I'll take it and build on it.

Today's the last day of the month. Seems only fitting that I weigh myself to see where I've ended up. Many of you have seen (and liked, thank you!) on my friend feed that I've lost a pound. This is true! I'd turned off a lot of my friend feed notifications for a while to allow myself some privacy for a while, but I think I'm ready to share more again.

Yea, I know, this should likely wait for recap of Aug. 31, but I'm not sure when that will be so I'm tossing this out here now. Here's my graph of weight loss for the month of August:

That m'dears reflects the times I weighed myself during August. It shows that I started with an initial weight of 242.something. There were some fluctuations but overall it shows that I had a 5 lb loss this month.

I'll take it!
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At some point, I weighed 247, and that was when I knew I'd let things get out of control and had to get my act together again.

I know some of you worried that my August goals were too.. broad or non-specific. After coming off a few months of only gaining, deciding to lose weight with no specific amount stated was what I needed. I've learned enough about myself that if I say I want to lose 8 lbs in the next 4 weeks, and I don't make it, I'll feel like a loser and it'll set me back. I'd rather be broad and successful than specific and fail.

So there you go. On this, the last day of the month, I am successful.
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    Congrats on the 5lb shed, that's awesome!
    3207 days ago
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    3214 days ago
    Good for you for getting back into the losing category!! That's great!! You're doing what works for you and that's all that counts.
    3215 days ago
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    emoticon on your 5 lb. weight loss! emoticon emoticon August has been the month from hell for me, so I'm just now catching up on your latest blogs. Sorry I haven't been around to support you, but glad you're having success! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3215 days ago
    To me, dear lady, you are always successful because you don't give up. You might get discouraged.. but you look at what has happened, adjust and plan. You don't quit. You are a winner!

    A loss of 5lbs in a month is a bit more than 1 a week.. hey, good average!

    You know, I don't know how many she's done so far, but Carli at had some great free couch to 10K podcasts. (she also has some C25K too.) I've never listened to them myself, so I don't know how they are. But for free, they might be worth checking out.
    3216 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/3/2012 8:20:44 AM
    Hi there! I've just randomly read a few of your blogs over the last few weeks, and am so glad to see how well you're doing! Congrats on the weight loss and your wonderful commitment to yourself... keep it up! And congrats on adopting the pup too... how's that going?
    I really like your idea of blogging each morning with the foods consumed the day before with cals in, cals out, etc. I may have to start doing that once I can be on here daily again.

    Anyway, g lad to see you're doing so well, and just wanted to drop by to say hi. Hope you're enjoying your weekend!
    3217 days ago
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    emoticon on your weight loss. emoticon
    3217 days ago
    That is WONDERFUL, Candy! I am the same way; setting specific time-limited weight loss goals (X pounds in Y weeks) does not work for me. In my book, ANY loss is success, and losing 5 pounds in a month is great! So glad you're feeling more in control and empowered to keep going; that's really what it's about, isn't it?

    3217 days ago
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    I am so happy for you! Sometimes broad goals are perfect!
    3217 days ago
    Congrats on the 5 pound weight loss!
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    I'm so happy for you and so proud of you for taking care of you and for getting the results!

    Wishing you a terrific September!
    3218 days ago
    I can predict the future - it sez I will have remained EXACTLY THE SAME for the month of August...

    Guess that's better than gaining, hmm?!?!?

    Good work,

    3218 days ago
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    Awesome's whatever works for you!!! And you are doing great!

    3218 days ago
    Awesome Candy! Happy for you!
    Keep it up and in no time we'll be...
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    3218 days ago
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    Wow great job!! Keep going! emoticon
    3218 days ago
    Congratulations on the 5 lb loss! Way to go!

    I love the fact that you were able to collate the information about working out after work and the affect it had on your hunger levels/ exhaustion/ mindless snacking.

    You're making awesome progress!
    3218 days ago
    5 pounds is 1 pound per week for the month, which is EXACTLY how you're supposed to lose! That is the recommended amount to lose per week, so you're right where you should be. So I say congratulations and keep up the great work! emoticon
    3218 days ago
    5 pounds is great! Totally counts and shows you are moving forward.

    I'm looking forward to weighing in tomorrow to see how much I've lost. It's been a wild and wooly month for me but the scale has moved downwards which pleases me.

    We persist!
    3218 days ago
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