Vanessa's November Journal

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Vanessa's November Journal
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Wed, 11-02-2011 - 3:48pm

October was decent enough for me with getting back in to exercising - it was my food that sucked big time. I'm going to use November to try to refocus on my food while Jamie is gone. He'll be gone most of the month besides Thanksgiving weekend so I may experiment around with trying to cook quick, healthy meals we can boh eat and enjoy when he's back.

Other than that my November goal will be to continue to exercise consistently, to track food and to get out of the 150's! I'm still at 151.5. Yuck!

Tuesday, Nov 1

B - Bagel thin w/ laughing cow cheese, fat free chobani greek yogurt w/ 1/2 banana, coffee w/ creamer, Splenda
S - pistachios
L - baked chicken thigh, green beans, light string cheese
D - Black bean burger w/ salsa on sandwich thin, couscous, mixed veggies
S - 3 fun pack m&m's, 1/2 serving Pringles

GOAL:
1200-1550 calories, 32-56 fat, 163-236 carb, 60-127 protein, 25-35 fiber

ACTUAL:
Mon: 1,528 cal, 57 fat, 200 carb, 69 pro, 23 fiber
Tue: 1,458 cal, 50 fat, 195 carb, 79 pro, 27 fiber

Water:
Mon - 48 oz
Tue -


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Mon, 12-05-2011 - 11:41am
carrie_mt wrote:
Your ex sounds like a constant headache! Blech! MOST DEFINITELY!!!

Upcomming nupitals will certainly provide for some great motivation! When is the date again - this summer (2013) or next (2014)? Try THIS summer as in 2012!!


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Mon, 12-05-2011 - 11:22am
Hey - maintenance is still better then gaining! It sounds like your on the right track to making December be your month and I'm sure you've re-learned a trick or two this month that will make it work!

Your ex sounds like a constant headache! Blech!

Upcomming nupitals will certainly provide for some great motivation! When is the date again - this summer (2013) or next (2014)?
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Fri, 12-02-2011 - 1:07pm
My xdh I'm convinced just wants to still control me no matter what so I think he is just dragging out the situation with my son so that I have to stay in contact with him :-(

I wish being engaged meant my stomach would miraculously disappear! lol Now I'm on the "wedding dress shopping" diet & exercise plan! lol


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Fri, 12-02-2011 - 12:46pm

Vanessa, that sure is a tough situation with the counsellor and exdh. Maybe the counsellor would have some advice for you as to what you can do to convince your ex that your concern is really your kids, and that you are just trying to do what's best for them. There must be some way of diffusing the situation with him so it doesn't turn into WWIII every time you have to deal with him. Siighhhh. I'm sending you loads of good vibes your way - I couldn't imagine having to deal with that.

Anyways, December is bound to be a fabulous month for you! I mean, you're ENGAGED now! That surely must make a difference to how your body processes food and exercise!!

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Fri, 12-02-2011 - 9:29am
md_twin_mommy wrote:

October was decent enough for me with getting back in to exercising - it was my food that sucked big time. I'm going to use November to try to refocus on my food while Jamie is gone. He'll be gone most of the month besides Thanksgiving weekend so I may experiment around with trying to cook quick, healthy meals we can boh eat and enjoy when he's back.

Other than that my November goal will be to continue to exercise consistently, to track food and to get out of the 150's! I'm still at 151.5. Yuck!


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Fri, 12-02-2011 - 9:25am
Yep - I was pretty stunned at the counselor dropping us. Xdh CLAIMS he wants to be a part of the counseling ans since I believe him to be the main part I guess it's not such a bad idea but dang I hope I don't have to go before the counselor with him too often - it will feel like marriage counseling all over again - ugh!


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Thu, 12-01-2011 - 9:58am
We all have those weeks were nothing goes according to plan and they are just busy, busy, busy! I hope your week smooths out soon but it looks like you've got a plan to just fit it in when you can - nice!

What a poo head your ex is - loosing your counselor! I didn't know they could drop patients?! Is your ex on board with counseling? I could see it as a reaccuring problem if he isn't. What a stuggle!
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Wed, 11-30-2011 - 9:31am

Well yesterday got out of whack. My co-worker/friend got back from Thanksgiving yesterday around noon and wanted to take me out to lunch to hear all about the engagement/holiday/wedding plans so I ditched the gym, went to lunch and then didn't even attempt to stay on track when I got home with the kids. I stayed up late on the phone with Jamie and couldn't wake up this morning for an early morning workout so I'm going to do some reshifting today. The kids have dinner with their dad tonight so I'll meet up with Jillian


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Wed, 11-30-2011 - 9:27am
iv_miranda_d wrote:
Well things have been pretty hectic - sometimes you just have to do what you can do, and if you can't stick to your schedule, just make sure you fit in as much as you can when you can!

That sounds like a bit of a roller coaster schedule until the new year for you guys! How are the kids adjusting to having Jamie around, then not around? Are you guys still seeing the counsellor?

What I'm hoping for you is that as things settle down, everything smoothes out for 2012 - it has been a pretty hectic year for you all!!

I really need to try to start squeezing my workouts in. I'm letting myself get so sidetracked lately!

The kids didn't even actually see Jamie this holiday because they were weith their dad. We're still having a rough time with my son and this news hasn't made things any better. The counselor dropped us because of some antics with my xdh so now I have to find a new one and soon!

Jamie and I keep declaring that 2012 HAS to be better for us because we sure have been through a little bit of everything this year! lol


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Wed, 11-30-2011 - 9:24am
carrie_mt wrote:
Yikes - he has quite the schedule and deployement in December 2012? Ick! At least he's back for the holidays!

Hope your reunion with Jillian goes well - lol! Baby steps girl - you'll open that box when your ready!


I'm so grateful that he will be back for the holidays at least! There has been mention that the deployments in 2012 will be shorter - I sure do hope so!!


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