jlp651's Journal-Battling EMS Butt-posts welcome

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  1. jlp651

    jlp651 <font color=CC66CC>Don't you know its annual "Your

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    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

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

    Work Out
    5 minutes stretching
    25 minutes elliptical

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

    H20
    NOT ENOUGH today!
    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!
     
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  3. ZerasPride

    ZerasPride DVC Member Since 2001

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    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! :)
     
  4. marsh0013

    marsh0013 i want to drive the zamboni

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    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:
     
  5. jlp651

    jlp651 <font color=CC66CC>Don't you know its annual "Your

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    I worked today...you will probably see day 1, 2, 3, & 4 on the tops of those days...

    Breakfast:
    Cinnimon Swirled Bread 1 slice
    Hashbrown 1 patty

    Snack:
    Bannana

    Lunch:
    12 Wendy's chicken nuggets

    Snack:
    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!
     
  6. jlp651

    jlp651 <font color=CC66CC>Don't you know its annual "Your

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    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.

    Today
    Breakfast:
    1 english muffin with peanut butter

    Lunch:
    Marinated beef
    fruit juice

    Snacks
    Grapes
    Banana
    Carrot sticks

    Dinner:
    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...
     
  7. jlp651

    jlp651 <font color=CC66CC>Don't you know its annual "Your

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    things are either on again or off again...

    breakfast
    mcdee's 1/2 sausage 1 hash brown
    h2o

    lunch
    left over steak

    dinner
    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...
     
  8. sharoncity

    sharoncity Mom of 2; Wishing I was in WDW; I WILL conquer the

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    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:
    TTFN-
    Sharon
     
  9. jlp651

    jlp651 <font color=CC66CC>Don't you know its annual "Your

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    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
    breakfast
    bagel
    lunch
    chicken
    snacks
    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.
     
  10. marsh0013

    marsh0013 i want to drive the zamboni

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    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:
     
  11. jlp651

    jlp651 <font color=CC66CC>Don't you know its annual "Your

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    with the work style that I have...sometimes it isnt easy to get into gear...

    Breakfast
    2 hash browns

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

    Snacks
    18 cheddar puff thing-ies in 2 servings
    fruit cup
    banana

    Dinner
    about 3-4 bites of steak
    4 cheese sticks

    could it get any worse?

    Hopefully better luck tomorrow!
     
  12. DoeWDW

    DoeWDW I've been a bit naughty since you've been away

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    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:
     
  13. jlp651

    jlp651 <font color=CC66CC>Don't you know its annual "Your

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    breakfast
    2 pieces of cinnimon swirl toast

    lunch
    english muffin pizza

    snack
    a little steak (less than 3 oz)
    bannana
    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...
     
  14. marsh0013

    marsh0013 i want to drive the zamboni

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    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:
     
  15. myhandd

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    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!

    Later,

    Dax
    aka The only man on the WISH BOARDS!
     
  16. jlp651

    jlp651 <font color=CC66CC>Don't you know its annual "Your

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    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!

    MOOOOO!!!
     
  17. DoeWDW

    DoeWDW I've been a bit naughty since you've been away

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    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:
     
  18. jlp651

    jlp651 <font color=CC66CC>Don't you know its annual "Your

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    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.
     
  19. DoeWDW

    DoeWDW I've been a bit naughty since you've been away

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    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:
     
  20. sharoncity

    sharoncity Mom of 2; Wishing I was in WDW; I WILL conquer the

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    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:
    TTFN-
    Sharon :sunny:
     
  21. jlp651

    jlp651 <font color=CC66CC>Don't you know its annual "Your

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    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!!!!

    Thanks!
     

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