7 Day Motivational Thread starting May 20 - Stay Strong!

Old 05-21-2013, 05:57 PM
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Thanks Carolyn, I made it from kernals so it wasn't as bad as making instant microwave popcorn, but it still added a bit to the calorie count. I used to have an air popper but these days I either have to use the microwave or use kernals, neither being extremely healthy

Today I've ruined my entire week, my girlfriend had us eat take out twice today, and once I log it I think it might just reach the 4000 mark And to top it off I haven't even done any exercise yet, I think I might need to do some laps around the park late at night
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Old 05-22-2013, 01:08 AM
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Amazing to me how easy it is to get complacent so have to keep kicking myself in the butt
So true!!! Good job on the walking.

Ian - there are some ok versions of Lite microwave popcorn, but I think making it from kernels is better because then you can use a good oil and control what goes on it. 4000 calories today! Oh, dear. Well, that's the past. Start fresh from here. When I have a day like that, I try to determine the situational and internal factors that led to my eating too much and think about how to deal with a similar situation in the future. Does your girlfriend know you're trying to lose weight?
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Old 05-22-2013, 03:15 AM
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When I crave popcorn I do a light spray of 'Pam' inside a brown paper lunch bag, cover about 3/4 of the bottom of bag with popcorn (I like Orvilles) then put a couple folds at the top and microwave for 1:50. Comes out great and pretty much oil free :-) Season as you like!
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Old 05-22-2013, 12:05 PM
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I am going to get back on track today and hope to make some progress this week. Congrats to all who are moving forward and strength to those of us who need encouragement to get up after a fall.
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For those of you who were off the wagon welcome back on! Dust yourself off, today is a new start!
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Old 05-22-2013, 12:58 PM
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Goals for the Week:
  • Log everything, no exceptions (nibbles and "tastes" count!): yes, yes
  • At least 2000ml water per day: 2000, 2000
  • Maintain a 7-day rolling average between 1200-1550 calories: 1319, 1349
  • Maintain a 7-day rolling average between 800-1300mg sodium: 903, 876
  • Maintain a 7-day rolling average of at least 16g fiber: 23, 23
  • Some sort of physical activity 4x during the week: M=Tai Chi/Yoga, T=Taiko Class ---- (2/4)
  • Study every day: yes, yes
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Old 05-22-2013, 01:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Jezzie8 View Post
When I crave popcorn I do a light spray of 'Pam' inside a brown paper lunch bag, cover about 3/4 of the bottom of bag with popcorn (I like Orvilles) then put a couple folds at the top and microwave for 1:50. Comes out great and pretty much oil free :-) Season as you like!
Thank you for that! I had heard about popping popcorn in a brown paper bag in the microwave, but never tried it, and then forgot about it. Glad to know it works. I'm going to try that. (My air popper works fine, but I hate the noise.)

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I am going to get back on track today and hope to make some progress this week. Congrats to all who are moving forward and strength to those of us who need encouragement to get up after a fall.
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That's the attitude! Just take it one day at a time. Do what you need to do today to meet your goals.

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Old 05-22-2013, 01:55 PM
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  • Calories Avg. < 1400 /day: 1218, 1266
  • Cholesterol < 200mg: 65, 95
  • Vegetables > 3 / day: 2, 2
  • Protein > 50 g / day: 54, 53
  • Sugar < 50 g / day: 53, 59
  • Workout > 150 min/wk: 60, 10
Had a 850 cal lunch yesterday, so for dinner had a peach, a banana, and a handful of nuts. Not enough veggies.

Jezzie, thanks for the great tip on the popcorn. I'm going to try that!

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Old 05-22-2013, 02:16 PM
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epixi - Your blue streak continues. Fabulous!!! You can't break it now!
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YOU GO GIRL!!

Nice to see you back Jezzie!

Rather humid here the past couple of days(about 90) and our A/C isn't working so I haven't exercised.
I'm under on carbs. Had porkchop for dinner and veggies. Had snack later.
I kind of lost count on water but it was probably up to about 8.

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Old 05-22-2013, 02:42 PM
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Week 1 goals:

Less than 1500 calories per day, under 10 000 for the week.
Log all exercise to set a proper goal for week 2

Daily Progress (Tuesday):

2807 Calories (Not quite as bad as I feared but still bad)
No exercise

Weekly Progress:

3908 Calories
1.5 miles walked
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