Adrienne54's Journal, 21 March 2013

Why can't I just get it together? I've been good about getting to the gym. I go about 5 days a week & I have cut my mile down to 14:14, the best time I've ever had (even as a teenager). I know that my issue is diet. I've been better about packing my lunch so hopefully that will start helping. I think my body is just extremely carb-sensitive since cutting carbs seems to be the only way I lose weight. I just wish I could focus & get motivated. Anybody have any tips? They are always welcome here :)
178.0 lb Lost so far: 4.0 lb.    Still to go: 43.0 lb.    Diet followed poorly.

Diet Calendar Entries for 21 March 2013:
1612 kcal Fat: 54.48g | Prot: 121.89g | Carb: 152.32g.   Breakfast: Coffee (Brewed From Grounds) , herbalife protein bar, Coffee Creamer. Lunch: Original Soft Spread, Steamed or Boiled Shrimp, Cooked Broccoli (Fat Not Added in Cooking), Cooked Spaghetti Squash (Fat Not Added in Cooking). Dinner: Texas Toast, Beef Meatballs, Angel Hair Pasta. Snacks/Other: Hard Boiled Eggs, Irish Cream Creamer, Coffee, Grapes (Red or Green, European Type Varieties Such As Thompson Seedless), Oranges, Pineapple. more...
2449 kcal Activities & Exercise: Walking (moderate) - 3/mph - 15 minutes, Standing - 2 hours, Resting - 7 hours and 45 minutes, Sleeping - 8 hours, Desk Work - 5 hours, Driving - 1 hour. more...
on diet Adrienne54's own diet   gaining 1.0 lb a week

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What else are you doing at the gym? Maybe you need to mix things up a little bit and do something other than just running if you haven't been. Packing your lunch will help too, I know it helps me stay on track. The hardest thing for me to do is cut my carbs, I love carbs, but I'm trying to get them in the form of fruits and veggies and more whole grains instead of the processed foods. I'm still struggling with that, but working on this one day at a time will help me reach my goal. Good luck!! 
21 Mar 13 by member: mars2kids
I actually hate running so I only do a mile 3 days a week. The other days I hit the elliptical for 20-30 min. Then I follow up either with weights & rotate days for each muscle group: legs, arms & shoulders. My upper body workouts are quite limited because of a neck injury. I also do some abs (but not nearly as much as I could/should) a couple times a week. I realize that adding muscle will initially add weight. I'm not as concerned with the number on the scale. I just wish my clothes would fit looser. I am trying to make a push towards eating more whole foods because processed foods make my pain from me neck much more intense. It's just so hard because of the extra price of real food & the lack of convenience.  
21 Mar 13 by member: Adrienne54
I think the hardest part about eating right is that there is more preparation, and when you're tired from working and other activities the last thing you want to do is the prep. It is hard, but we can do it! You might try to get another form of cardio in your workout or just something different to mix things up. For me if I don't exercise really hard, or do more than 30 mins. it doesn't seem like I can lose. Have you ever tried Pilates or Yoga? With a neck injury, some of the stretching might do you good. Good luck! 
22 Mar 13 by member: mars2kids
Thanks for the advice! I think I will look into some yoga classes since they are offered at my gym for no extra fee. 
26 Mar 13 by member: Adrienne54

     
 

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