7 Day Motivational Thread anyone?

Old 12-17-2010, 05:20 PM
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Originally Posted by cjohnson728 View Post
Nothing like being a mom to make you feel completely helpless.
You said a mouthful, sista! Thanks to everyone for good wishes.

Cassie, you and I must've posted at the same time.

Thanks, Hope (my name, ironically enough)
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Old 12-18-2010, 01:09 AM
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Hey Gals!!!
I missed yall!!! lol....I just finished my last exam for the semester! only one more semester before I graduate law school! wwooooohoooooo!!!! anyways I have been gone from fitday for about a week but it feels like months! hahaa missed logging in my food and contributing to posts. Glad to be done and seeing everyone is doing good as well.

Checkin- I lost about 6 pounds in 3 and a half weeks, but due to the exam period gains about 2 back, which isnt too bad in the grand scheme of things I suppose. It was mostly due to my incessant snacking ( I just can't help it while studying, its really really bad) I also had some days where I did not drink enough water, so my body could be only on to a lil bit as well. Still was able to make the gym though, so I definitely feel fitter. Anywho back on the track with the healthy eating and less carb loaded snacking.

Hope all is well with everyone!
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Old 12-18-2010, 04:52 AM
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1. I will sleep at least 7 hours a night. Yes No Yes Not even close Yes No
2. I will stop working/running around long enough to sit down and eat my meals. Some No Mostly Yes Yes, but in a hurry and skipped breakfast...very bad Yes
3. I will take my vitamins every day. Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
4. I will make it a point to think about things I'm thankful for daily. Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
5. I will catch up on billing so I can actually get paid for all this work. No Yes, done!!
6. I will get in 2-3 big blue bottles of water daily. Maybe No Yes If I count the tea No Yep, with the tea
7. I will get in at least 5 servings of fruits and veggies daily. Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
8. I will not allow the things I have to do to get in the way of exercise. Yes No Yes Yes-planned day off Yes Yes

Status 2 pizzelles. Hope, you did a great job explaining what they are; better than I did!

Cookie baking to begin in earnest now, and I have danger foods for holiday baking in the house...chocolate kisses, white chocolate chips, marshmallows. Moderation and balance is my mantra! I'll be working (here at home) most of the weekend, so might have to have the boy hide a few things from me .

Hope you all are doing well!
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Old 12-18-2010, 07:53 AM
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Day 5

I will drink at least 8 8oz glasses of water a day YES
I will keep up with the blog I started as my way of acountability YES
I will start exercising again even if only 10 minutes a day NO
I will stick to my points and not go over them YES...and I lost 1 more pound...down to 173
I will keep my enthusiasm up for my progress YES
I will try to be more patient with the kids YES but there are moments when...lol
I will not be down on myself for little set backs YES
I will plan out Christmas breakfast so it is healthy & easy to eat NO, haven't had a chance time wise
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Old 12-18-2010, 12:38 PM
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1) meditate; it really helps -yes/ yes/yes/yes /yes/no
2) get back to writing -no, boo hiss/yes/yes i am determined/does sitting at my desk trying to think stuff up count? I'm gonna say yes/at least I'm at the desk trying for hours/yes breakthrough!! so: no/yes/yes/yes/yes/yes
3) treat myself better by eating better -yes and the scale finally moved today/yes but ate more/yes but I still had went out to dinner and some treats/had too much candy, nauseous/ate OK and then ate more, still lost weight though/more veg but some binge eating
4) endeavor to keep those calories at 1500 or lower; plan those meals! -1000, how did that happen? I did plan my meals and ate less, that's how!/1639/1133/1335/1665/2886 yikes!
5) go to the gym and not overdo it so I can continue to do it - yes and it was great/did floor exercises at home-abs and legs/no/yes gym and i am hurting a bit now/home abs and legs/yes gym-worked hard
6) bring those clothes sitting on my landing to Good Will -I got them into my car, does that count?/still in the car!/no/it was closed by the time I went/no/no
7) not say yes when I mean no especially to my child who badgers me till I relent; remember that being a parent isn't being a buddy -eh I'm still a wuss, getting better though/I'm angry at her and I guess I was pretty mean but she wasn't much better (she's 16)/we had a good and necessary talk about our difficulties, good start/good day with DD/hard time for her but we got along OK see below/ OK but didn't see much
8) drink more water!!! I tried! Not 96 oz though!!! I gotta work up to that!!!!/ very dehydrated; I am shrivelling and drying up as I age/drank more (have to keep track)/ I'm gonna say about 50 oz so it's a start/64 oz/72 at least


Momma you're doing great! I hope this thread is helping in some way!
Cubby, so good to hear from you! Welcome back!!!
Cassie, pizelles are that fattening, are they? There's much worse you could be eating like these Lindor truffles I've been gobbling! (gobbling - wrong holiday) I like your mantras!!

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Old 12-18-2010, 02:58 PM
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lol, canary, pizzelles are a gateway drug!

They are only about 55 cals each but it is hard to limit them. In my other life, I would start with four at a time and then four an hour later or so! And so it went...

My biggest downfall is always craving more naughty food once I get started; I don't know if it's the mentality that I already blew it or if it's a physiological thing. It just snowballs. I am really trying to be conscious of that this holiday, since Thanksgiving didn't go so well in that regard.

I'm making biscotti today, in between writing reports.

Sorry for all the cookie porn. I find that posting it keeps me accountable.

Great job in the gym past couple days, canary, btw!
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Originally Posted by cjohnson728 View Post
lol, canary, pizzelles are a gateway drug!

I love this!
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Old 12-18-2010, 09:25 PM
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Report for Friday

1. 1500 calories per day-NO, Yes 1407, ??Yes I think, 1460, No around 1800
2. Exercise 45 minutes per day-Yes, Yes, no, 35, 20
3. 128 oz water-NO 115, Yes, yes, No, No
4. Stay away for the holiday goodies!-No this was my calorie downfall!, Yes, no, yes, no
5. Be more patient with DH and children-YES, Mostly, yes, yes
(Borrowed this from mommaof2girls), yes
6. Stay focused at work-NO, here on FitDay too much!, Nope left early!, Sort of, No-at home with kids for snow day, Yes I worked alot today!!
(only 2 weeks left here)


My downfall yesterday was the homemade brownies DH made. He has too much time on his hands. He keeps making homemade cakes and stuff!! Apparently he has realized he likes to bake. ALOT Oh well today has been good. I have been too busy to eat much.

Hope everyone is having a nice weekend.
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1. I will sleep at least 7 hours a night. Yes No Yes Not even close Yes No Not even close
2. I will stop working/running around long enough to sit down and eat my meals. Some No Mostly Yes Yes, but in a hurry and skipped breakfast...very bad Yes Yes
3. I will take my vitamins every day. Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
4. I will make it a point to think about things I'm thankful for daily. Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
5. I will catch up on billing so I can actually get paid for all this work. No Yes, done!!
6. I will get in 2-3 big blue bottles of water daily. Maybe No Yes If I count the tea No Yep, with the tea No
7. I will get in at least 5 servings of fruits and veggies daily. Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
8. I will not allow the things I have to do to get in the way of exercise. Yes No Yes Yes-planned day off Yes Yes Yes

Glenda, sounds challenging to be in your shoes with the DH baking and baking! Maybe he can use some of his time to modify some unhealthy recipes into healthier ones?

Sometimes being too busy to eat as much is not a bad thing...I found myself in the same position the past couple days. Kinda makes me think about how much I eat as a result of boredom !
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Old 12-19-2010, 02:29 PM
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) meditate; it really helps -yes/ yes/yes/yes /yes/no/no
2) get back to writing -no, boo hiss/yes/yes i am determined/does sitting at my desk trying to think stuff up count? I'm gonna say yes/at least I'm at the desk trying for hours/yes breakthrough!! so: no/yes/yes/yes/yes/yes/no
3) treat myself better by eating better -yes and the scale finally moved today/yes but ate more/yes but I still had went out to dinner and some treats/had too much candy, nauseous/ate OK and then ate more, still lost weight though/more veg but some binge eating/yes got back on track so yes/yes/yes/no/yes/no/yes
4) endeavor to keep those calories at 1500 or lower; plan those meals! -1000, how did that happen? I did plan my meals and ate less, that's how!/1639/1133/1335/1665/2886 yikes!/1260 so yes/no/yes/yes/no/no/yes
5) go to the gym and not overdo it so I can continue to do it - yes and it was great/did floor exercises at home-abs and legs/no/yes gym and i am hurting a bit now/home abs and legs/yes gym-worked hard/no so yes/yes/no/yes/yes/yes/no
6) bring those clothes sitting on my landing to Good Will -I got them into my car, does that count?/still in the car!/no/it was closed by the time I went/no/no/no so a great big no
7) not say yes when I mean no especially to my child who badgers me till I relent; remember that being a parent isn't being a buddy -eh I'm still a wuss, getting better though/I'm angry at her and I guess I was pretty mean but she wasn't much better (she's 16)/we had a good and necessary talk about our difficulties, good start/good day with DD/hard time for her but we got along OK see below/ OK but didn't see much/great day with DD, despit ups and downs we hasd a rgreat very important talk
8) drink more water!!! I tried! Not 96 oz though!!! I gotta work up to that!!!!/ very dehydrated; I am shrivelling and drying up as I age/drank more (have to keep track)/ I'm gonna say about 50 oz so it's a start/64 oz/72 at least/40-50, not great


Guys, I think we did pretty good this week. (even with your DH's rampant baking, you seemed to have done well Glenda)


Ready to try again? I'm psoting a new thread and yes I know it will incude Christmas; let's just do the best we can, shall we?

Join me!
All best, Hope

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