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03-20-2004, 04:25 PM
OK here I go again...I've done this before-now to just get back into the right mind set.
I recently went to to doctors and weighed in 15-20lbs heavier then when I first saw them 2 years ago...The question is-where/how did I put that weight on? I sit for 12 hours a day for 4 days at work...I lack motivation when the sun is not shining. I have a bad case of EMS Butt...What is that. I work in the emergency medical services field...we sit for long hours and well..our butts is where all of our weight sits...time to work that off!
My Plan:
Hi Protien
Low Carbs
More fruits and veggies
Work Out 30-60 minutes (follow Self Challenge work out)
Keep in touch with new online work out buddy
Take care of ME!
Monthly Massages
Enjoy each day
Get fresh flowers weekly at the farmers market
Smile more
Keep jumk food (ie cookies, candy etc) to a minimum
Listen to my body (its amazing what you have to say sometimes)
And come here and jot down thoughts, moods, food, and work out for the day

Cheeerios w/ 2% Milk (sorry I cant go any lower than that!)
3 Strips Bacon

Work Out
5 minutes stretching
25 minutes elliptical

1 1/4 cup pasta
1 boneless chicken breast
3/4 cut lite Ragu sauce (not bad-a little thin)

16 oz @ gym
drinking it in small doses since I got home

I don't know what dinner will be yet...probably fresh fruit and a glass of milk.

That's my plan...replies welcome!

03-20-2004, 05:14 PM
Hi welcome to journaling! I like your plan. It sounds balanced and sensible. I especially like that you are incorporating exerise with your healthy eating plan.

I wish you all the best as you try to take off the extra weight. This is a great place to keep yourself accountable and get feedback and encouragement from the people here at WISH. Take care! :)

03-21-2004, 06:07 PM
hi and welcome to wish journaling :wave:

your plan sounds really great, just stick to it, and i'm sure you'll reach your goals :bounce:

03-21-2004, 07:21 PM
I worked today...you will probably see day 1, 2, 3, & 4 on the tops of those days...

Cinnimon Swirled Bread 1 slice
Hashbrown 1 patty


12 Wendy's chicken nuggets

Grapes 1 cup

5pm muchie:
1 boneless chicken breast with fat free gravy

Now I am sitting at home kind of hungry...I'm thinking chocolate milk and maybe a corn muffin...I know the whole carb thing...but it isnt an easy switch...baby steps...

No excercise today...I worked out 2 days in a row-take 1 off...

Thats it for now-thanks for the encouragement...

PS and I have drunk enough water to sink a small ship!

03-23-2004, 07:51 PM
ok well...lets see I forgot to write yesterday (oops) an di had pizza for dinner! it was good but I only had one slice and then those darn dippin dots from dominos are yummy...*pout* oh well.

1 english muffin with peanut butter

Marinated beef
fruit juice

Carrot sticks

Seaseme beef *yum*
rice (hi in carbs but filling will only eat a little)

Probably some chocolate milk

Didnt do so hot in the water department either the past 2 days...oh well...

Now I have 4 days off...at least I'll get to work out...on the days that I work-12 hour shifts-I am whooped by the time I get home...I try to do something. I've made a rule not to get on the computer until dishes and a work out are done...but that isnt always easy...havent really succeeded this week...but I'm working on it...baby steps...

03-25-2004, 05:50 PM
things are either on again or off again...

mcdee's 1/2 sausage 1 hash brown

left over steak

santa fe chicken...recipe from the net-seems pretty healthy...

but since I'm not at work-no snacks...not really in the mood.

25 minutes on the elliptical

This is harder than I thought it would be...

03-25-2004, 06:09 PM
Hi jlp!:wave2: Welcome aboard!
You're right - this isn't easy! But hang in there, it does get a little bit easier as you get used to it. Or at least that is what I have found. Once I'm On Plan, it is pretty easy to stay there. Once I get off plan, I have a very hard time getting back. It is all a mental thing for me.
Your plans look reasonable and if you stick to it, I am sure you will find success. Keep journaling here, the support I receive here has made all the difference in the world for me!:teeth:
Definitely increase your water - that is SO important for your weight loss! That and exercise!!::yes::
Hope you had a great day today!:sunny:

03-29-2004, 08:56 PM
I spent most of the weekend rapelling...well kind of...I'm suddenly afraid of heights...anyway

I've been living on PB&J and chips and water for lunches
Bagels for B'fast
and some kind of meat (chicken, steak, what ever) for Dinner

today I was at work
1 bag of chips
2 pretzels
and 1/2 an orange

yikes! hopefully I'll get myself back on track...this sucks

but my pants are starting to fit better-all the more reason to stick with it.

03-30-2004, 01:09 PM
your pants are fitting better, that's great! i know this is hard, but just try to do the best you can :bounce:

have a great day :sunny:

03-30-2004, 09:03 PM
with the work style that I have...sometimes it isnt easy to get into gear...

2 hash browns

1 boston market frozen dinner...YUCK! way too much sodium...I can still taste it

18 cheddar puff thing-ies in 2 servings
fruit cup

about 3-4 bites of steak
4 cheese sticks

could it get any worse?

Hopefully better luck tomorrow!

03-31-2004, 10:12 AM
I think you're doing just fine! You're just starting out and you can't possibly expect to change everything all at once. Baby steps and small goals will get you where you need to go.

I think you should pick one area to concentrate on. Water is always an easy place to start. Figure out how much water you want to drink in a day and then plan how you'll do it. My goal is 60 oz of water and I have a 12 oz mug, so that means I have to drink 5 mugs - I try to get at least 2 in before lunch, 2 in the afternoon and 1 in the evening.

After you've got the water thing going well, then pick something else, like exercising 4x a week or eating a healthy breakfast every day.

Step by step you'll build healthy habits that will become part of your life. You won't even have to think about them anymore.

You're on the right track! You're creating a healthier you!! :sunny: :sunny: :sunny:

03-31-2004, 07:15 PM
2 pieces of cinnimon swirl toast

english muffin pizza

a little steak (less than 3 oz)
animal crackers

dinner....I think we are going out...probably chicken

I drink lots of water to begin with...so that isnt a problem...actually water is all I drink...water and milk anyway...

I guess I need a new goal...

04-01-2004, 10:44 AM
since you already get in plenty of water (and good for you! lots of people have trouble with that one!), i'd go with doreen's suggestion of trying to get in a certain amount of exercise. she suggested 4 days a week, which is a great goal! you could try to concentrate on that for a while, then once you get used to it, like she said, then change another thing. it's true, baby steps make it much easier than trying to change everything at once. good luck! :bounce:

04-03-2004, 01:57 AM
Hey JLP welcome to the board!

A bit of useless knowledge for you...You mentioned dippin dots earlier, they were actually invented and the corporate headquarters are in my hometown of Paducah, KY.

Since I am sure that you were way impressed with that I will just close and check you out later!


aka The only man on the WISH BOARDS!

04-06-2004, 09:09 PM
ok I had to go to a training this week and what a bomb! I hate feeling like I have to eat 3 meals aday and dont even get to pick out what I'm eating...but the food was good though...still...I feel like a pudge ball...

ok as of tomorrow back on track...I'll start working out again starting Friday...I'm bumming...I feel like a cow!


04-07-2004, 01:04 PM
Sorry you're feeling.....um......(searching for a tactful word here)....like there's more of you than you'd like. When I'm at the mercy of someone else's food choices it can be TOUGH!!

Just do the best you can and hang in there! :sunny:

04-07-2004, 07:21 PM
well...i didnt do too well today...I think I'm coming down with something...I ate a can of soup and 1/2 a bagel...nothing tastes good. lots of water...1 cup of tea...thats it...
I want dinner though...but I dont know what.
more later when I feel better.
Thanks for the support.

04-08-2004, 03:38 PM
So sorry you're not feeling well, but it may explain why you're feeling, in your words "like a cow." When your body is sick, it tends to hold extra water. When you're feeling better, all that water will leave and you'll be feeling thinner, I bet!

Until then, please take good care of yourself! Drink liquids, eat whatever will help you feel better and try to get some extra rest.

I hope you're feeling better soon! :sunny:

04-08-2004, 04:17 PM
I hope you are feeling better soon!:(
Some great ideas for you here. Pick one area and work on improving that. The exercise is good. Maybe you could pair that with improving breakfast or lunch daily. I have found since starting this weigh of life, I am much more organized. I need to make kids snacks/lunches in the evenings so that I will have time to eat my 1/2 grapefruit in the mornings. (Mornings in my house are quite the sight!:rolleyes: ) Then I usually have a couple of min to grab a frozen leanpocket or yogurt or banana to bring with me to work so that I have healthy options. Step by step, you will get used to this and it does get easier. Heck, I've gone 7 straight days without cheating now and before, that was just unheard of for me!!!:tongue:
Good luck on your journey! Please don't give up! Just keep coming back here for support and encouragement!:teeth:
Sharon :sunny:

04-12-2004, 07:54 PM
Thanks for the info...
I guess I am sick...spent all Easter Sunday in Urgent Care with an earache...dont know where I got it but I did...So, I'm drinking fluids, eating what ever seems to "sound good" (when actually NOTHING sounds decent or appetizing!) My water count is down b/c I've been drinking juice and eating popcicles...it just burns me that I cant get motivated to excercise...but that is b/c my body needs the rest -so I will deal with it for now.

OK the few daily journals that I have put up
What can I improve on...can I improve on breakfast? What can I add? How can I stick to excercise? How can I get the most from my work-out?

Keep me motivated!!! This works! I need to journal more regularly...BUT I DRINK LOTS OF WATER!!!!


04-13-2004, 12:17 PM
I've re-read your journal from the beginning. You said initially that you wanted to eat higher protein and lower carb. Have you read any of the books or picked a particular plan? There's Atkins, Carb Addicts, Protein Power, South Beach - all the programs work but you really should pick one and read the book so you understand WHY it works. It's easier to stick to a plan if you understand the reason that your body will lose weight while on it. If you'd like to know more about the differences between the plans, feel free to ask. Maybe we can find the plan that you'll be most likely to follow.

If I had to pick one thing to start on, I think it would be your breakfast choices. You rarely get any protein with your breakfast. Do you find you're hungry within an hour after eating breakfast? Do you feel the need to snack between breakfast and lunch? If you do find yourself hungry mid-morning, it may be because you've eaten mainly carbs for breakfast and haven't balanced them with some protein.

Does any of this sound like it might apply to you?

04-15-2004, 03:09 PM
First you need to get better then you can work on your plan. Hope you are more like yourself soon.:D

04-19-2004, 06:04 PM
OK I'm FINALLY feeling better...I have looked at what everyone has posted...
As for a plan...I'm not big on strict diets...I am sure there is a method behind the madness but its not for me-when my body needs something I usually know-its easier to work with that-I've also been watching my portions...a friend of mine is on weight watchers and even though she is driving me crazy with "how many points is that?" I'm picking things up along the way so I cant complain...I've increased my protien intake before (with out cutting out all carbs ie hi carb for breakfast) and it has worked. Writting here has made me realize that I just need to stick to my plan...so with that being said-I've increased the protien I intake in the morning...for instance today I had 4 strips of bacon and a biscut...it lasted me until about noon...where I have 1 chicken taco and one steak taco (just meat-I'm picky) with that being said I was famished by the time I was done teaching class and buckled-I got a reeses peanut butter candy bar...I couldnt resist...and it tasted yummy...Since I got home dinner consisted of 2 ears of corn (lite on the butter) 1 piece of grilled chicken that I did all by myself and about a cup of grapes

I did about 1 mile rollerblading today...which is a lot less than what I usually do (usually about 5 miles) but the wind was working against me and I was on a time constraint-but I had to get something in...I'm thinking I might do abs in a little bit to feel a little bit more balanced.

I start yoga next Monday...I cant wait! I love it! but that will also give me incentive to pay attention to myself a little more-gotta love those cute little outfits you get to wear!

If I need a snack I'll either grab a glass of milk or an apple-maybe both!

Is this starting to sound better? Or at least on the right track?

My goals (I have two-I figured they are small)
More protien at breakfast
More excerise

04-21-2004, 02:44 PM
You're on the right track! Be careful with that apple, though. If you eat it all by itself and you're starving a half hour later, then you might want to eat the apple with some peanut butter smeared on it next time, or also a string cheese - something with protein.

Through trial and error you'll find what works. You just have to pay attention to your body and what it's telling you.

Your exercise will help too!

Way to go!! :sunny: :sunny: :sunny: