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Old 10-11-2018, 12:02 PM #11
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I weigh 157.8 today. Thatís my lowest since my vacation in July. I am glad I am heading in the right direction. I am under a lot of stress, anxiety, and am dealing with grief as well. I am on new meds that reduce my appetite and I say I donít exercise but I think I way underestimate my activity level. I work 5 days a week in a warehouse, run errands for a couple hours afterwards, constantly fiddle and move around while watching TV. We are having our basement renovated so the only place for me to watch TV is in my moms room so I am constantly going up and down a flight of stairs to get to anything else I might need. Put that on top of the 1,200 calories I stick to and my fast metabolism because of my age.

But I do really need to get in touch with a dietician or someone.
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Went over about 300 yesterday. Did a little unlogged TRX exercise last night, worked out at PF this morning and starting the day with a really light breakfast and light lunch packed. This morning's burn was ~400 calories and i will have eaten lass than that when i finish lunch. If I am reasonable with dinner and maybe a fruit snack or two, tomorrow's weigh in should be fine.

EDIT - and then someone brings in something evil to the office...
Just cut a little piece; I should still be fine with a light dinner. Will still have 1160 calories left after lunch; if I limit dinner and a snack to 600 or less I will make up for the overages the last couple of days.
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I was able to get into my size 6 pants today. Work brought in pizza. I really wanted some. Luckily I was heading out the door and I just walked out. I made a lean cuisine pizza when I got home. I might get pizza for dinner tommrow but Iíll work it out into my day.
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Coming in barely under goal instead of way under. Very tempted to skip weighing tomorrow because I think it is quite possible that I will see 160. I know I really haven't gained it that quickly if I do see it. I am feeling a bit bloated.

Playing head games with myself - will I be more motivated if I weigh and see 160 or if I skip weighing knowing that I am giving myself a chance go really light a couple of days to be sure I am below it?

Even though I don't think I am truly over, I don't like being close enough for spikes to put me over. I need to get serious about staying in a deficit for a few weeks and stop kicking the can on down the road.
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I weigh 172 pounds today. I did not exercise today. I really must go for a run tomorrow. If I wait, the same exercise becomes more difficult. So my target is 2200 calories.
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158.6 this morning. I had quit reporting tenths, but wanted to note I am down around a half pound from Thursday.

Stuck at home today because of kids needing to be various places. They are old enough to drive, so I just threw my car into the mix instead of offering to shuttle (first trip would have been to drop one off at Dunkin around 3 am). I have some paying work to do, but I am also going to spend a little time figuring out a good routine using what I have as a "home gym" - TRX, a kettlebell (18#, I think), a small selection of dumbbells, pull up bar and exercise ball. A routine that is easy to remember and mixes some strength in but keeps heart rate up (circuit training) is what I am after. Hopefully I will get in a lot of exercise trying to figure it out.

EDIT - TRX is kicking my butt. I watch videos of exercises to alternate between for 30 minutes and 10 minutes just about kills me. But I am figuring out which ones I can do and mixing in some fast windmill shin (instead of toe) touches. The exercise ball had not been used in a long time until I started using it recently and it is losing air. So I cut it out of the routine. If I try to stay on the TRX or do a stationary exercise right in front of it it is easier to stay in near constant motion to keep heart rate up.
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I got weighed the other day, I've gained 10 lbs in the past 2 or 3 months due to the unhealthy eating and lack of exercise. I now weigh 147.6 lbs. My goal right now is to get down to 130.
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I weighed 160 this afternoon. Which probably means Iím more like 156. Iíll see tomorrow morning. Iím trying not to lose so fast since Iím worried about loose skin. Iím just stressed about the cat and other things. My job is very active and also stressful. Things keep changing at work. Itís difficult.

Also I stopped my Ativan which I think was what was causing my hunger. I switched to Xanax which seems to cause me to lose my appetite.
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Burned 1,680 calories but not sure how much I took in. Pretty sure it was under that amount
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I am attending my second yoga class on Tuesday,but the diet isn't going too well so far.I have not been able to stick to 1000 calories a day,it is too few calories for me,so might have to rethink things.I have cut down on potatoes,I am eating less cheese and I have stopped pepsi and coke and stuck to carbonated water.That is an improvement as I was drinking pepsi with my meals.I haven't entirely resisted desserts.But keeping the yoga up will be an achievement.
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