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11/15/04 10:58 P

Hey Peabody, I'm with you there. If I could maintain during this holiday season I'll be happy, I'll be even happier if I lost some though. I had a bad, bad weekend. Weekends are really a pain, aren't they. But for some reason it was really easy today. I stayed on the low end of everything except the proteins and I really don't care if I go over on proteins. It was easy today. I sure hope tomorrow goes like that also. One day at a time I guess.

We need to make a deal with each other. That we'll at least post what we eat this week and go from there. Hang in there and we'll get through this season fine.

Edited by: BARBSGOAL at: 11/15/2004 (23:00)
PEABODY04 Posts: 1,526
11/15/04 8:59 A

Hi Boomer, yes I am ABSOLUTELY with you on that!!! I too refuse to gain weight this holiday season. I agree it will be extremely difficult though. We will have to stick together to reach that goal!!!

I know what you mean about having a hard time lately. I do well during the week, but there comes another weekend. Also, the last 2 weekends I haven't gotten online each day to stay motivated and, like you, I should have. I did worse the last 2 weekends when I didn't get on and log the food than the previous ones where I did.

I'm doing so-so. During the week is usually good (last week not as good), the weekend horrible!! I'm getting over my cold that I've had so I plan to get back to the exercise tapes. I just didn't have the energy for them last week with this cold.

Definitely, lets stick together and we'll keep each other motivated not to gain weight this holiday season!! Even if we don't lose, NOT GAINING would be a great accomplishment!!! :)

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11/13/04 8:55 A

Hi Peabody, great job with the veggies and dip. Ranch dip is my favorite kind too. I notice when I don't get online everyday I tend to slip. I need to get online everyday in order to stay motivated. I have been having a hard time lately and it is really bothering me. It is not what I want. How are you doing? I think the holidays are going to be hard and I refuse to gain weight this season. Are you with me on this?

Edited by: BARBSGOAL at: 11/13/2004 (08:56)
PEABODY04 Posts: 1,526
11/10/04 1:54 P

You are absolutely right Boomer..."we WILL do this"!!! I really are starting to believe that now. As long as I keep it up then the changes will come slowly and probably more permanently. If I work on making those better choices as often as I can now, then perhaps in the future they won't be difficult choices, they will be what I prefer.

I'm doing fairly well today. I even cut up some veggies and made the ranch dip for them too. As long as I measure the dip, I do ok. I like the dip, so I have to be careful to measure it and only eat that amount. But you can eat a bunch of raw veggies with that 1/2 cup of dip!! I haven't had to get online every day to post during the last week. Some days I probably should have, other days I did good without.

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11/9/04 8:45 A

Hi Peabody, just hang in there. We all have good days and bad days, thats life. I think just being aware of what you are doing is a step forward. We WILL do this. Have a good day.

Edited by: BARBSGOAL at: 11/9/2004 (08:46)
PEABODY04 Posts: 1,526
11/8/04 9:10 A

Hi Boomer!! Thanks for the encouragement. We'll have to keep working at making all the little 'good choices' that we can each day. I did horribly this weekend!! Killed all the downward momentum of the scale that I had seen during the week last week and gained 2 pounds from the previous (official) weigh-in day...UGH!!! I know just what you mean about nighttime eating. I do pretty well here at work during the day, but the evening just creaps up the calorie total. All those bad habits sneaking back in. Cravings for the foods that I like. I'm a little bummed to day, but today is a new day and we really can do this!!!!!

Even though your calorie range is going over each day, you've still lost weight. Even if it's not quite at the rate you would prefer it's still a loss. By the way, I'm telling myself this while telling you. I want to lose 2 pounds per week and be down to weight by next summer. At my current rate my chances of that are slim and none. However, our goal is 1-2 pounds per week, right? If I figure I began SP in late August I've been at this for 10 weeks. Even with this week's gain, I'm still down 11 pounds from what I was in late August. That's still just over 1 pound per week. This really is our healthiest way to lose too.

I started to re-set my goals this morning and see where the 1 pound per week would put me, but with so much weight to lose I couldn't bear the 2006 date it gave me. Also, it upped my calorie range to lose at that rate. I didn't want that, so I changed it back to 2 pounds per week to keep the lower calorie range. However, I think I'll still be happy if I am overall 1 pound less each week. Even if it's a couple pounds 1 week and none the next.

Well, you just hang in there Boomer and remember we can do this!!

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11/7/04 10:01 A

Hi Peabody, great job with losing 14 pounds,looks like you are making some choices. You didn't have the fries along with everything else the other day. I am still struggling with nighttime eating. I don't eat a lot but its just enough to put me over my calories each day, grrrrrrrr. I could use all the support I can get. I'll help you out anyway I can. Keep up the good work.

Edited by: BARBSGOAL at: 11/7/2004 (10:02)
PEABODY04 Posts: 1,526
11/5/04 8:38 A

I did fairly well until supper last night. Had a craving for fried seafood. Ate fried oysters, hushpuppies and coleslaw. Skipped the fries. Still went over. Oh well...back on track today, grrrr!!

PEABODY04 Posts: 1,526
11/4/04 7:39 A

Hi Boomer, sounds like we've had similar experiences so far on SP. CONGRATS on the 20 pounds!!! You're on your way. It sure is a daily struggle, isn't it? I started the 10 pounds by December challenge myself this week. Maintaining is ok, especially when you know you were over on several days. Hang in there and you'll get back on track. I'm at about 14 pounds total loss right now. I really do wish I could wiggle my nose and be down to weight by Christmas, but that's not very realistic. Besides, the fast way doesn't stay nor is very healthy. We're going to do this!!! Maybe we can keep each other motivated?

Well, here's to the beginning of another good diet day...grrrr!!
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11/3/04 8:43 P

Hi Peabody, sounds like you are doing a great job. This sure is a learning process, hey. As for me, I joined in July, 2004 but didn't get serious about it until August. I want to lose 100 pounds. I have lost 20 pounds so far. I weigh in every Wednesday morning and post it on the 30 pounds by Christmas board. I maintained this week, which is ok for me because I weighed myself last Friday and was up 3 to 4 pounds. I was over pretty much all last week. I am trying to get back on track and have been doing good. So thats the story of my life with SP. Keep up the good work.

Edited by: BARBSGOAL at: 11/3/2004 (20:44)
PEABODY04 Posts: 1,526
11/3/04 1:01 P

Over calorie range by about 350 yesterday, but did exercise. Hopefully that will help. Good so far today, but don't really feel like eating so it's easier that way. Will try to get minimum water and cals in anyway to keep body from frieking out.

PEABODY04 Posts: 1,526
11/2/04 4:41 P

The munchies are gone. I was pretty happy a few minutes ago reading through the spark cafe boards. The Panic Button folks helped me great as usual. I also got a kick out of reading Patty's 'hit here' thread. However, after that I read a different thread...I replied to that thread earlier today in support of the person who started the thread. There had been some replies that had obviously upset that person and that person replied back a rather unpleasant reply. I was rather suprised a few minutes ago to see that this person blew off 3 of us that were being nice and trying to improve the situation. The person told us to never reply to their name again and this person was ending her account. It rather bums me out. I don't enjoy trying to help someone to have them come back and 'slap me in the face'. Rather upset now, so I won't go on. :(

The rest of my day is going really good, so I'm not going to worry about that other stuff. What was it chicken little said "the sky is falling, the sky is falling"...good grief is it raining!! Haven't heard too much thunder yet. Don't want to risk lightening so I'll probably get off soon. Gonna read a few more fun posts then quit. Hopefully I can keep the supper calories down to keep the day in range. Think I'll go exercise now.
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Edited by: PEABODY04 at: 11/5/2004 (11:12)
PEABODY04 Posts: 1,526
11/2/04 12:04 P

Feeling better today. MAJOR CASE OF THE MUNCHIES happening right now. That's why I took a break and got back on line. I posted on the Panic Button, so I hope they'll have some comments to help.

See, another person to prove that WW can work, but the expense is a real downfall. Also like you said the once a week meetings aren't quite enough for me. I have found SP great for me because I can get online several times a day if I want or need to keep me on track. Like right now. I want to eat EVERYTHING in the house at this very moment!! I decided to get online for a few minutes and hope it passes. I know I'm not hungry, but that's not quite cutting it. I've alreay had 2 snacks before lunch and I don't want to kill the progress I've made the last few days getting my calories back in range. I'm just now seeing the scale moving again.

I've heard from several people that they gained with and after the pregnancy. I've never had kids, so that's not been my problem. Just my own self control!!! By the way Boomer, where are you on your weight loss journey with SP? Still losing or lost and working on toning?

Well back to work and to see if this case of the munchies will abate.
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11/2/04 8:31 A

Hi Peabody,
How are you feeling? Great job at the in-laws. I know what you mean about WW, the first time I went to WW was about 16 years ago and lost 80 pounds, then I got pregnant about 5 years after that and gain a lot during the pregnancy and kept going up since then. I have gone back to WW about 6 times since and like you said it gets to expensive. And it is hard to do it on your own without the meetings. The meetings help motivate a person but its only once a week. Thats what I like about SP, because I can get motivated everyday if I needed too. Good luck and keep up the good work.

Edited by: BARBSGOAL at: 11/2/2004 (08:32)
PEABODY04 Posts: 1,526
11/1/04 2:54 P

Still doing ok with diet, though not feeling good. Either what I ate yesterday or lunch???

Talked to a friend earlier today and told her about the SP site. I think she checked it out and talked like she might join. Hope so, I hope she'll find this as useful and motivational as I have. We were both trying WW but found it too expensive and meetings tough to get to. Difficult to stay on without the meetings.

Here's to being good the rest of the day...grrrr!!
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PEABODY04 Posts: 1,526
11/1/04 8:47 A

A new week begins. It's Monday morning and for some reason I'm in a terrific mood. I hope that continues!! Ate a good breakfast and planning good meals for the remainder of the day.
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PEABODY04 Posts: 1,526
10/31/04 9:52 P

Hi Boomer!! Wow, it's nice to know I'm not alone in some of my struggles. Sounds like you have some of the same problems, but you're right...this is for life so it will take time to make these changes stick. Thanks for that, that does help me a lot!! I keep thinking that if I am really committed to this then I should be able to stay in my calorie range and exercise and "just do it". But I struggle all the time. I got into the closet tonight and packed up all the small clothes that I can't wear. When you've struggled with your weight this long, you tend to have SEVERAL wardrobes of different size clothes in your closet. I needed to make room for the clothes that do fit and as I lose it will be fun getting into those plastic totes for the smaller clothes.

I like your idea of eating in the lower range before and after visiting the family. We visit them every Sunday (alternate between his folks and mine). I think the worst will be the upcoming holidays!!! We also have a vacation cruise coming up in December. Maybe the week before I can eat at the low end of the range getting ready for that cruise, what do you think?

Well, I did similar to what you mentioned for your family gatherings at the in-laws today. I ate what I wanted, but kept portions smaller. I also skipped her Halloween candy, but had to sit across the room to avoid those. ;)

On to a new week and better results (though I'll keep plugging along either way).


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10/31/04 7:51 A

Hey Peabody,

I have the same problems with family gatherings. There is food out the whole night long. I just try to stay on the lower end of my calories for a few days before and a few days after. So the day of the gathering I just eat whats there but watch the portions on everything and stay away from the food table. Bringing something healthly is a good idea.

I know what you mean about the weekends I still struggle, especially when I am not kept busy. I'll be taking my son trick or treating today, hopefully I'll stay away from his candy. Great job on getting in 4 days of exercising. Just remember, this is a life time change we a making, so its going to take time to get in down pack. Have a good day.

Edited by: BARBSGOAL at: 10/31/2004 (07:53)
PEABODY04 Posts: 1,526
10/30/04 10:22 A

Boomer, thanks and that does make sense that we have to eat to live...only thing is I enjoy living to eat much more!! :) Well, need to change that attitude and think of the other things I enjoy and concentrate on them. I guess one of my problems is family gatherings. Both my family and the inlaws tend to have gatherings centered around eating. I know I should either plan to bring something healthy to the gathering or mention to them I am trying to diet, but that's hard. Maybe I'll plan to bring the healthier item. Maybe if I bring a veggie tray with low cal. dip, then I'll fill up more on that then the fattening stuff.

Well, another weekend is upon me. I usually don't do quite as well on weekends. Worst part is I went over my calorie range 5 days of the past week and only in range 2 days...UGH!!!! I don't expect much weight loss this week. I have exercised 4 days and plan to more this weekend, I guess that's a woohoo. Now if I can just get the 2 together. Need to talk to the hubby and see if he'll help me, especially on the weekend. He knows what it's like to try to lose weight, so I think he'll help. Yesterday stayed good, so now I just have to keep the rest of the days going that way. I went to my hubby's football game last night. Ate a quick supper before I went, so at the game I only had a bottle of water and a dill pickle. Not too bad, though those chili cheese nachos sure looked good. :) On to another woohoo day...grrr!!

Edited by: PEABODY04 at: 10/30/2004 (10:23)
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10/29/04 10:32 P

Hi Peabody, you are doing a great job just by being aware of it all. Its funny that you should say how our food addictions are similar to alcoholism, because I have thought that also. That is so true what you have said, because we can't give up eating. I guess the way we need to look at it is, we need to eat to live, not live to eat. If that makes any sense. Keep up the good work.

Edited by: BARBSGOAL at: 10/29/2004 (22:33)
PEABODY04 Posts: 1,526
10/29/04 2:50 P

Feeling better now. Having a productive work day, been pretty good on calories so far, plan to exercise later and then go watch a football game (while the hubby gets his exercise). All in all a pretty good day. :)
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Edited by: PEABODY04 at: 10/29/2004 (14:52)
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10/29/04 9:29 A

A new day of challenges! It seems sometimes like we are fighting a war. A constant barrage of temptations. I've actually decided our food addictions are similar to alcoholism. Only we can't quit cold turkey. We have to have 1 1/2 cups of beer, 4 oz. of wine and 1/3 of a shot of whiskey each day. The above is just an example, but it's how I feel sometimes. We can't just quit eating. Nor really quit eating all of anything. We have to get our nutrients. It's frustrating. Besides, tv commercials and "up sized" meals everywhere doesn't help!! I guess I'm still doing fairly well today. My calories were over yesterday, but I did exercise. Now if I can just keep the calorie range down and keep up the exercise I'll really get somewhere. But for now I'll take the SP advice I've seen, "one step back / two steps forward".
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PEABODY04 Posts: 1,526
10/28/04 4:15 P

Well lunch wasn't quite as good as I would have preferred, but still have some calories left for supper. Plan to do my Taebo tonight.

Not sure what I've eaten or what but, this morning I got my rings on fairly easily (relatively) and now they are plastered in one place!!! My hands are full of water...ugh! Guessing I'm retaining elsewhere as well. Can't figure what I did differently. Perhaps caffine?? Yesterday I only had 2 cans of caffinated diet soda and lots of water. Today I've had more caffine and less water...could that be it?? I'm trying out that theory and I've consumed several glasses of water since I noticed the tight rings. Maybe if I get enough water in my body won't friek that it needs to store it. emoticon emoticon

Small woohoo...though the scale and tape measure aren't showing much, I have been able to get my rings on and the jeans I'm wearing today don't seem tight at all. They feel like they fit perfectly and they had been getting TIGHT!!
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PEABODY04 Posts: 1,526
10/28/04 10:07 A

Boomer,

No, you're not the only one. Keep up the fight and we'll get through this. Thanks for the encouragement.

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10/28/04 9:54 A

Peabody,
What you have said on the 22nd was just awesome. I just popped in and read your post. I am having the same problem, so I can relate. Reading your post has helped me realize I am not the only one. You are doing great, keep up the good work.

Edited by: BARBSGOAL at: 10/28/2004 (09:55)
PEABODY04 Posts: 1,526
10/28/04 9:09 A

Steak and potato for supper. Went over calorie range by a little, but worked out so should balance out some. Still stoked and believe I'm gonna do this.
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PEABODY04 Posts: 1,526
10/27/04 1:36 P

GRRRR!! So far so good. Bad stuff in the house ignored and not eaten. Smart One dinner for lunch and still had the munchies. Eating bag of "smart pop" pop corn, hopefully curbs salty snack craving. Taebo planned for after work.
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PEABODY04 Posts: 1,526
10/27/04 9:35 A

Cool, I finished Tuesday pretty well. I stayed within my calories and stupidly got on the scale this morning. HOWEVER, it was 1 pound below the weighin. So the pounds I gained Sunday are gone plus 1. Could be the blood loss (gave blood yesterday), but I don't care at this point. I needed the encouragement from the scale. Now I'll stay off the thing until weigh-in like I'm suppose to. Working at home today, but gonna do good!! grrr!

PEABODY04 Posts: 1,526
10/26/04 9:08 A

Wellllll...so last night blew the calories out the window. But today is a new day and I'm getting back on track!!! Grrrr!!!! Twelve and a half pounds is a very good start and I need to focus on that and keep on keeping on. Got to get more consistent with the exercise, however. Today is going to go GOOD!!!
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Edited by: PEABODY04 at: 10/27/2004 (09:32)
PEABODY04 Posts: 1,526
10/25/04 2:33 P

Through 2 meals and so far so good today. Also I've been getting some emotional help on the Spark Cafe board and I'm in a better frame of mind now. I just have to keep on fighting because I really can do this. But boy it sure is a major battle / WAR!!!! Temptations around all the time in our lives, but getting the water in today.


PEABODY04 Posts: 1,526
10/25/04 9:31 A

Well, I didn't exercise a second time on Saturday, but I did make sure to exercise Sunday. I went over my calories yesterday (as usual for Sunday at my folks house) and I even tried to be better. But things added up. I did lose a pound and a half this past week (though this morning it shows a 2 pound gain...I know better than to weigh too much, but just can't help it some times). I am now down 12.5 pounds since August 28th...I guess that is pretty good. I guess I am just bummed this morning by that number I told myself to ignore on the scale and also that none of my clothes seem to fit any better. Could be that I had just gotten some bigger clothes just before beginning the diet, so they weren't tight in the first place...I don't know. Just not as stoked as I thought I would be. I should get better throughout the day.

PEABODY04 Posts: 1,526
10/23/04 9:59 P

Well another day's eating finished and WITHIN my calorie range...WOOHOO!! I may actually do this. Full right now so I'll have to wait a little while to exercise, but I still plan to again tonight. Weigh in is coming up and I need to see some change in the right direction. I had to change my diet goal by moving my target date a little later, when I restarted this time. I do NOT want to have to do that again!! Either way, right now I am stoked and believe by next August I'll be at a healthy weight!!
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PEABODY04 Posts: 1,526
10/23/04 2:41 P

Cyp, WOW thanks for that encouragement and the kick in the backside for my comment about myself. Yesterday when I wrote that I thought about not putting it in, but this is my journal thread and isn't this where we're supposed to put those kinds of thoughts and feelings. I'm glad I did, your encouragement (and nanner nanner boo boo) made me feel better as well as laugh out loud!! I'm visualizing that icon, LOL!!

I'm feeling better today. I went over my calories yesterday, but I knew I would. We were planning all week to go to that buffet, so I tried to be better during the day. Around 2400 calories for yesterday, but suprisingly I am not really bummed about being bad...partly because I'm right back on it today. (Leave it in the past, right Butch?) Also first thing this morning I did my Taebo workout and may do it again this evening. A little extra exercise to make up for last night, right? I'm suprisingly feeling really motivated. I think these message boards are the reason I'm getting (and so far) staying motivated...even with my goofs. It's turning out to be a God send for me. You all are FABUOULUS and with your help I'm actually gonna do this!!! Thanks!!
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10/22/04 2:02 P

"Even though I don't have the highest opinion of myself, . . ."

(((Peabody))) A lot of people, including a lot of people here, have a fabulously high opinion of you. You Rock! And who said opinions can't ever be right or wrong because this time, we are right and you are wrong. Trust me.

Nanner Nanner Boo Boo You Are A Fabulous Person!!!! (insert icon sticking its tongue out and doing that thumbs in the ear thing since we don't have one of those)

LSTEIN63 Posts: 743
10/22/04 1:53 P

hey peabody,

How you doin? I just had to comment on "Taebo after supper isn't always a good thing". That just made me crack up. I know exactly what you mean though... hard to do much with a full stomach.
Way to stay in range yesterday! Better than I did. But, as you say, today is a new day. I am doing pretty good so far. I don't think it will matter much if your higher fat choices are at night, as long as your total fat intake is within your guidelines. The only bad thing might be that with the higher fat, it takes longer to digest. This can be good or bad. If it keeps you feeling fuller and stops you from snacking, that is good. If it keeps you feeling so full you don't want to do anything else, that's not so good. For me, I try to keep my dinners a little lighter. It has been really hard to change that, as it was not my norm in the past. I would usually eat my biggest, most calorie laden meals at night, then sit on the couch and vegg out. I am fairly certain thats what led me to need to come to this site!

Have a great weekend, I admire your determination and your good attitude. It will take you far.
Butch


PEABODY04 Posts: 1,526
10/22/04 1:52 P

Well not too bad thus far, but it's still early. I'm seriously fighting a case of the munchies today. I'll keep the fight going because I am determined to win the war over my weight!!! I am the only person I am cheating when I sneak food or snack is myself and I have got to stop that. Even though I don't have the highest opinion of myself, that doesn't mean I should continue to ignore the importance of getting healthy. If not for me but for my family. It's not fair of me to risk not being around as long as I can for them. Besides, I'm really getting tired of my weight determining what I can or cannot do with my spare time!!! I really enjoy hiking and also amusement parks, but my weight is holding me back on both. Too tired to hike and too fat to fit in the rides. This has got to end! Maybe I'll plan a trip to Six Flags for next summer or fall...another incentive?

Well, just getting stuff off my chest before I get myself too down.

Edited by: PEABODY04 at: 10/22/2004 (13:53)
PEABODY04 Posts: 1,526
10/22/04 9:15 A

TGIF!! Working at home today so I won't be online much, but I still have to get on and track my food and get a little inspiration from the boards. Beginning today ok, but it's still early. I have trouble being good when working at home near the bad stuff all day.
Matt, thanks for the encouragement!! I checked out your before and after pics after reading your profile and WOW you and your wife have done fabulous!! I also noticed you do Taekwondo, great exercise...used to myself. Quit about 2 years ago. Miss it sometimes.

I stayed within my calorie range yesterday, but I've been wondering if the higher fat choices for supper could slow my progress. Any ideas?
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10/21/04 7:59 P

Peabody....

WooooooHooooo!!!!! Aesome job today on making the right choices! =) The end of the day you feel so much better knowing you did something to better your health/life. It seems so small at times, but then you think about the past and realize it is such a big accomplishment to make a choice like that and be happy about it!!! We're all proud of you. Keep up the great work

matt

ps...I like your quote at the end "WOOHOO! I'm gonna do this!! That definitely made me smile! =)

PEABODY04 Posts: 1,526
10/21/04 5:16 P

So far so good! :) A co-worker wanted to "be bad" and go to one of our favorite restaurants for a fried snapper poboy and fries. We looked up how many calories and she decided on a blackened snapper poboy and no fries...Yeah! I also did well only having a chef salad. I had them hold the ham and bacon and light dressing on the side. I also picked off 2/3 of the cheese (must have been 3 ounces on there). WOOHOO! I'm gonna do this!!
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PEABODY04 Posts: 1,526
10/21/04 8:58 A

Thursday...New day, new challenges! I am really trying to think more in this manner and not dwell on my goofs from the past. Butch, I think you were the one who mainly reminding me of that and I really appreciate it. I logged my food for yesterday and I did go over my range, but not by as much as I was afraid I would. I hit the weights last night to at least burn a few calories, though I would like to have done the cardio. I just didn't get a chance to exercise before supper and Taebo after supper isn't always a good thing.
Today has started out well with a good breakfast and so off we go...!! Grrr, I can do this!
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LSTEIN63 Posts: 743
10/20/04 2:43 P

keep it up! I had a heck of a time getting within range for quite a while, but I am there pretty consistantly now. I had to change a few habits, like not going to taco bell for breakfast! But, I feel much better now, so it is well worth it.
Butch

PEABODY04 Posts: 1,526
10/20/04 1:00 P

So far so good. I've gone through lunch and only had a salad so I'm still just under 1000 cals for today. I may just make it without going too far over the range!

LSTEIN63 Posts: 743
10/20/04 11:59 A

hey peabody,

How you doin? Are you holding out for the rest of the day still? I know you can do it. Good luck, and I will check in to tomorrow to see how you do.
Butch


PEABODY04 Posts: 1,526
10/20/04 8:47 A

Wednesday morning...NOT GOOD!! I didn't have what I needed at home for breakfast, so stopped at Hardees and picked a sausage egg biscuit. Bad choice! I didn't realize it was so high in calories!!! :( I've now blown half of my days calories and it isn't even 8 am!!! Really bummed right now! I hope I can keep the rest of the meals low today and exercise tonight.
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SP_COACH_DENISE Posts: 30,521
10/19/04 10:58 P

Way to go Peabody! Keep that up and you will be seeing success in no time!

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10/19/04 8:35 P

Hi Peabody!
Great job! You're an inspiration!

Hang in there and keep us posted!

Lori

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10/19/04 6:49 P

Hi Peabody........you are right on! Way to go!

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LSTEIN63 Posts: 743
10/19/04 1:22 P

Peabody,

That's exactly what it means! You are doing the exact right thing! To actually plan what you are eating is a giant step in my opinion. Keep up the great work!
Butch

CYPRINODON Posts: 7,586
10/19/04 12:55 P

Way to go!

PEABODY04 Posts: 1,526
10/19/04 12:28 P

I had another panic/woohoo moment at lunch today. Before lunch I went to the "add a food" button and was checking out the calorie counts on some of my favorite fast foods (PANIC). Then I quickly got up and fixed the can of soup that I had brought for my lunch (even if it was early)...WOOHOO!! That way I can keep my calories low and still have a snack later in the afternoon. Supper time is usually a bigger meal for me, so I need to conserve calories a little throughout the day. After I eat a big high calorie lunch, I almost always have a normal to high calorie supper. I hope this means I'm on the right track to planning my days better. emoticon

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