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5 Consecutive Day Goal

5 Consecutive Day Goal

  Happy 4th of July All!!! Hope you’re all taking some time out to celebrate today ūüėÄ   5 days — Macro Counting My goal this week is to have 5 consecutive days of being right on target with my 40-30-30 macros. ¬†I’ve been hitting and missing sporadically, so I planned this goal to strive for consistency! ¬†I’m keeping in my the 4 things I’ve learned while Counting Macros — and the 10% grace… so that I can live! ¬†Other…

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IIFYM – Flexible Dieting

IIFYM – Flexible Dieting

Ever since training for my marathon, I’ve really felt the need to fuel my body for my goals. ¬†In the past, I’ve focused on the scale and on points (weight watchers). ¬†This left me pretty much obsessed with food — when will I eat next? ¬†How much can I eat? ¬†What recipes/foods/products let me eat the most for the fewest points? ¬†Basically, food was all I thought about. ¬†I started gaming the system — tweaking the serving size until my…

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Meal Planning & Meal Prep

Meal Planning & Meal Prep

If you haven’t read about my first trip to the nutritionist, you might want to do that first… before reading on… Waiting… and waiting… We’re currently waiting for the nutritionist to give us our meal plans. ¬†Until then, she’s given us a few “starter” meals and meal formulas to tie us over. ¬†Basically, we need protein/veggies/carbs at each meal — with a goal of 20 grams of protein at Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. ¬†She’s set my macros at 40% carbs,…

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Weigh in Wednesday wk 24

Weigh in Wednesday wk 24

  It’s HUMP DAY! That means it’s weigh in Wednesday! ¬†This also is the first week since I’ve started getting real and using tools to manage my weight/health.   Happy Scale Results     My moving average is -0.4 pounds from last week! My 10 day best is down 0.4 pounds from last week too!         I hit milestone 5! ¬†So now I’m onto milestone 6! ¬†**These were recalibrated for a goal weight of 150lbs.    …

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Weigh In Wednesday

Weigh In Wednesday

Welcome to Weigh in Wednesday!! ¬†This will mark my fourth week without a specific weight loss plan (no weight watchers, no 21 day fix, no counting calories…). I’m still trying to figure out how to fuel my body without obsessing – which is easier said than done. ¬†In the past, I have always eaten¬†compulsively; sometimes this means super quickly, tons, and almost in a panic – like someone was going to take away my plate any minute and other times…

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Weigh In Wednesday #14

Weigh In Wednesday #14

Welcome to Weigh in Wednesday!! Results On my last weigh in day, my moving average was 188.2… meaning a GAIN!! ūüôĀ This morning, I weighed in at 189.8.¬† This would mean my body is settling in around 190 again… ¬†The bain of my existence is the fact that my body settles at my “chubby” weight. My current Happy Scale Results are as follows: ¬† ** 10 months?? ūüôĀ ¬†Determined to make it much sooner!!!!! Reactions It seems like I’m a…

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Just for Fun Friday!

Just for Fun Friday!

This Friday (and this weekend) is all about soaking up the last bit of summer fun and laziness before work starts up again next week. Double Feature! Late last night, hubby and I crawled into bed having seen both Star Trek Beyond and the new Jason Bourne movie! ¬†Both were excellent and WORTH THE WATCH, but the real treat was being able to see two movies back to back! Our little town has a small movie theater where ticket prices…

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The Detectorists, Planning menus, workout boredom

The Detectorists, Planning menus, workout boredom

Hi there! ¬†Hello! ¬†Greetings!   I’m currently in the process of riding out my first caffiene burst of the day and thought I’d take advantage of this surge of productivity to chat…type…blog? ¬†Anyway,¬†I have just a few random thoughts for your Friday!   The Detectorists This BBC show is a definite gem — if you have Netflix, I would recommend binging on the first season! ¬†It’s only 6 episodes, but it might just make your summer. The show is about…

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Planning and Prepping

Planning and Prepping

Planning, huh!  what is it good for? Over this summer, I planned a lot of my life out.  I planned meals.  I planned workouts.  I planned activities, tasks, errands, and work.  Talk about planning overload! This week was spent mostly planning for the start of school and the kiddos to come back. All this planning and organizing and prepping has made me reflect on whether or not planning is worth it.  After all, what is all this energy expended for?…

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This week’s Meal Prep

This week’s Meal Prep

This week, I’ll by switching to Chocolate protein powder for my protein latte — it’ll be more like a MOCHA protein latte… MMMmmmm… To plan for this week’s meals, I start with dinner and try to use up what’s left in my kitchen as well as keep things interesting by not repeating meals. ¬†Here’s what I’ve planned so far: Monday — Grilled Salmon Salad (at our favorite restaurant, DATE NIGHT) Tuesday — Turkey Meatloaf with Baked sweet potatoes and veggies…

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