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LAWANDMUSIC Posts: 1,645
10/29/12 7:01 P

I need to read this every day.

FREEME1980 Posts: 6,395
10/29/12 8:34 A

DH has not been weighing his protein, he's having low cal salad dressing and munching on Melba toast, ergo his gains. On other rounds his losses were double mine. I don't get on his case because it's his journey not mine.

As for me, I'm still craving chocolate. Choco D's are on my mind. If I make Choco D's I will eat them so I'm trying very hard not to make them.
I fought the urge and won! emoticon

Awaiting Hurricane Sandy. Thoughts and prayers emoticon go out to all on the east coast that will be impacted.

FREEME1980 Posts: 6,395
10/28/12 7:53 A

Last night I almost made Choco D's. I wanted the taste of emoticon . I've been without sweetener for 20 days so I'm not exactly sure what brought it on. Perhaps it was the thought of the upcoming storm and the prediction of the havoc Hurricane Sandy could bring. I didn't make the batch because I couldn't find my molds. A blessing in disguise although I didn't think of it that way at the time. I searched for 90 minutes until I found where I had tucked them away. By then it was too late to make chocolates.

I purchased new miniature chocolate bar molds and the contents of the finished product is probably no more in weight than a Hershey Kiss. I'm trying to convince myself that I can fight this recent urge.

I'm in the middle of P2 and questioning my strength to make the right decision. Many struggles and lessons learned on this protocol. It's so much more than a weight loss journey.

FREEME1980 Posts: 6,395
10/26/12 12:17 P

Congrats BRANKIN ... 6 lbs is good! emoticon

Was feeling a bit blah emoticon this morning ... yesterday gave me .2 lb release and today a big fat ZERO. emoticon

I decided to hop on the emoticon and change my attitude.

Wow! emoticon Instead of 6 miles in 120 min, I did 7 miles in 122 min. emoticon

Feeling pretty good! Made sure I drank plenty of emoticon so the muscles don't dehydrate.

About to fix lunch emoticon and have a couple cups of tea. emoticon emoticon

BRANKIN74 SparkPoints: (2,181)
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10/24/12 8:59 A

You're doing great work!!! I've been on this for two weeks now and have lost 6 lbs. We need to keep on track. Good luck and God bless!!!

JIBBIE49 Posts: 71,614
10/24/12 8:48 A

Keep going. You are doing great.

FREEME1980 Posts: 6,395
10/10/12 9:13 A

I'm on track! Diet is working. I've lost 5 pounds thus far. emoticon

Third day of one minute situps (bended knee) and (modified) pushups. My arms and stomach are screaming. emoticon

Time to fit in emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

NEEDHELPNOW911 Posts: 92
10/8/12 9:44 A

I have found that getting in that daily exercise and eating right has increased my energy level and productivity. I am even sleeping a little better. emoticon

FREEME1980 Posts: 6,395
10/8/12 8:25 A

I've started a new round of the diet and so glad to be back in focus.

I shall begin a daily exercise routine beginning with yoga. I've missed the focus it has brought me in the past. I highly recommend Rodney Yee - he's an incredible instructor.

I've decided to do a daily situp and pushup count for one minute. My short goal is to do it for one week then extend from there so I don't overwhelm myself.

Small changes go a long way!

THENEWME_012012 SparkPoints: (0)
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7/19/12 9:52 A

I just recently started on SparkPeople...and I have to admit that my eating was somewhat out of CONTROL! I didn't realize till I actually started keeping track of what I eat how often during the day I was snacking. I caught myself on many occasions the first day and stopped myself before I ate the snack...keeping in mind I keeping track now. Well the extra calories is not what I need, nor wanted.

And...I noticed yesterday the energy level is going up as well...something I haven't had in months! I didn't even cat nap like I normally do and doing my daily house cleaning is going to be easier. I couldn't sleep till later in the evening because I had so much energy. I think being on this site and being able to talk to others to keep support going for ups and downs is going to keep me on track. I want to lose the weight not for everyone else but for ME...I'm the one that has to look in the mirror...and I want to see a new me standing there

FREEME1980 Posts: 6,395
7/19/12 8:27 A

I'm away from home for a month and away from the daily stress of everything. I plan to get into a routine of cardio.

Yesterday I did an hour of Yoga and today my plan is to walk an hour or hop on the elliptical.

BMCOLLEY SparkPoints: (83,269)
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6/24/12 2:47 P

Graphics2, excellent advice. Sometimes we forget to praise ourselves and leave the negative to the enemies in the world.

GRAPHICS2 Posts: 13,944
6/23/12 9:34 P

Hi bmcolley, We are usually harder on ourselves than we are on others. When these discouraging thoughts come to you, tell yourself exactly what you would say to your best friend if they came to you for support.
I do have to encourage myself when I start beating myself up. emoticon

MOMMAMYER SparkPoints: (0)
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6/23/12 2:49 P

NEVER let the fear of someone seeing you (working out, sweating) keep you from attaining the goal!!

FREEME1980 Posts: 6,395
6/22/12 12:09 P

A special anniversary dinner with hubby planned for tonight!

BMCOLLEY SparkPoints: (83,269)
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6/22/12 8:20 A

Hi Graphics2, one of my most discouraging persons live within me. For ever positive thought I am having negative self-talk.

Edited by: BMCOLLEY at: 6/22/2012 (08:23)
FREEME1980 Posts: 6,395
6/21/12 10:21 P

Going to the beach was very uplifting!

JIBBIE49 Posts: 71,614
6/21/12 8:29 P

emoticon Happy SUMMER TIME.

EZRIN101 Posts: 496
6/2/12 10:33 P

So inspiring!! Thanks everyone :)

GRAPHICS2 Posts: 13,944
6/2/12 9:50 P

The best encouragement you can get is from yourself emoticon

BMCOLLEY SparkPoints: (83,269)
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5/31/12 7:25 P

I am also doing as much as I can; which does not appear to be much. This is going to be a positive for me because I was able to do more today than I did yesterday.

FREEME1980 Posts: 6,395
5/31/12 7:02 P

Going to finish this round of the diet then take a break. I feel good about this decision.

I'll try and maintain throughout the summer. I'll keep that scale nearby and do corrections when needed.

I've come to terms that I won't be a size 10 this summer. I'm 35 lbs less than I was this time last year. That's a positive thing. YA ME!

FREEME1980 Posts: 6,395
5/30/12 12:26 P

I've been trying out raw recipes (even though not on protocol) and I'm really enjoying them.

I may consider this way of life when I reach my long goal.

FREEME1980 Posts: 6,395
5/27/12 9:25 A

Walked Emma a mile again. emoticon
Made three chicken pot pies. emoticon
Created a raw dessert without using eggs, flour or sugar. emoticon

5/27/12 9:24 A

Sometimes that's all you need to hear! Thanks

JIBBIE49 Posts: 71,614
5/27/12 7:30 A

emoticon Don't quit.

5/26/12 8:46 A

I am struggling to keep active and I love to exercise. So I have started back on here and have really started to participate w challenges and checking out articles.

FREEME1980 Posts: 6,395
5/26/12 7:40 A

I took Emma for a mile walk again yesterday. emoticon

FREEME1980 Posts: 6,395
5/23/12 3:16 P

Monday - 2.16 mi in 30 min on the emoticon
Tuesday - 60 min of emoticon with Rodney Yee
Today - 2.50 mi in 30 min on the emoticon
[That's two 12 min mi + 1/2 mi in 6 min] What an improvement! emoticon
I pushed myself big time and now I feel so awesome! emoticon

FREEME1980 Posts: 6,395
5/21/12 10:43 A

Fantastic Jazz music this weekend. Also non protocol foods which caused a gain.

Picking myself up, brushing myself off.

Thirteen days of VLCD remaining. How incredible it would be to meet my short goal. (7.6 lbs).

I can do this! emoticon

GET MOVING! emoticon

SUNRISE14 Posts: 5,216
5/17/12 3:17 P


JOYCECAIN SparkPoints: (137,338)
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5/16/12 3:00 P


JOYCECAIN SparkPoints: (137,338)
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5/16/12 2:58 P


FREEME1980 Posts: 6,395
5/16/12 1:04 P

An hour of yoga and what did I do?

I made home made emoticon emoticon

I'm beyond help! emoticon

FREEME1980 Posts: 6,395
5/16/12 7:24 A

I was determined to stick to protocol until a moment of weakness (chocolate mousse) last night. emoticon

Every now and then I feel entitled even though I know that I'll be able to have it later, I want it when I want it and not later. I must change that way of thinking.

Back to Yoga to gain focus. emoticon

ILOVEJIM851991 SparkPoints: (183,086)
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5/14/12 7:43 P

thanks I needed to hear that I think I strained my shoulder this morning

FREEME1980 Posts: 6,395
5/14/12 12:39 P

Part of the process, when you fall down having the strength to pick yourself up and get moving again.

BUTTERFLUME3 SparkPoints: (0)
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Posts: 31
5/14/12 12:23 P

Do you find that every time you think you're on a role, you slip back? ....or is that just me...

FREEME1980 Posts: 6,395
5/12/12 11:34 P

Spent the day with mother, brought lobsters, YUM!

MARTINT011 Posts: 274
5/12/12 8:59 A

reading articles and then walking early in the morning sets the day off to a good start.

FREEME1980 Posts: 6,395
5/11/12 10:06 P

I can do it ... so why don't I?


Food plan is going well, cardio plan is not moving, grrrrr

PATTOMMC3 SparkPoints: (768)
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5/10/12 11:15 P


GRAPHICS2 Posts: 13,944
5/10/12 9:51 P

I don't know why I do that sometimes too, then I feel as if I could kick myself. I am off to a good start today. I am going to give it my best shot for as long as I can. emoticon

FREEME1980 Posts: 6,395
5/10/12 12:22 P

I was up and awake early, had my emoticon , saw every off this morning. Feed emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Can't believe I went back to bed instead of getting on the emoticon

Guess I need a motivational kick in the keister to jump start my cardio. emoticon

JIBBIE49 Posts: 71,614
5/10/12 10:46 A

Don't quit.

ANCLIFE Posts: 274
5/9/12 8:38 A

That's great that you're sticking with it!

FREEME1980 Posts: 6,395
5/9/12 8:08 A

Plan of action is working! emoticon

1) stick to strict protocol
2) weigh all food
3) log food daily
4) cardio or strength daily

Need to work harder on 1 & 4. I had sf mints & ran errands - skipped cardio.

5/8/12 10:43 A

Great job keep it up!

FREEME1980 Posts: 6,395
5/8/12 7:41 A

emoticon Pleased with morning scale results.

FREEME1980 Posts: 6,395
5/7/12 8:43 P

Taking it one day at a time.

I did good today - Ate within diet requirement and exercised.

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