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GEKMTN
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12/2/12 3:27 P

I have not been doing so well rememberting that I am trying to eat with purpose. I have been eating alot more junk... partly because I need to go grocery shopping... but mostly because I have just not been in that mind frame. Any advice to keep me in that mindframe would be helpful! I have an outfit hanging in my room that is a size smaller than my current size but I never think about it while at a restaurant or the lunch room! :(



GEKMTN
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10/14/12 1:16 A

I absolutely agree with you Chesapeake! If I am going to have my body ingest calories.... I want my body to be fulfilled! Great win! Wish they made a calorie counter that could keep track of the stuff we refused through out the day... so that way we could add it up over the day, week, month and/or year. I can't go to starbucks without getting carmel frap. so I just try to stay away completely! haha.




GEKMTN
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10/14/12 1:12 A

Thanks Nancy! The other day I bought a dozen cupcakes for my daughter... she gave 2 to her teachers. I took one and she got to keep 2 per me. That left me 7 delicious looking cupcakes staring @ me. I couldn't handle that... so I took them to work and distributed them to my dept. workers. It was a nice morale builder for middle of the week and it saved me literally hundereds of calories! And my daughter was none the wise.... she was happy with her 2 that she got to keep in the fridge.... and since I designated them as "hers" I don't feel like it is an option to eat them. :). Weird! Yeah I am glad to hear that I am not the only one who was so strict during pregnancy and then just fell off once my baby was out! I love the little things that add up. I am learning that it is not all or nothing! It is go ahead but make a wiser choice for most of the time! Glad to read about others "little" steps! Keep it coming!



CHESAPEAKE60
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10/13/12 9:01 P

My win for the day? Going to watch my grandson's soccer game. In the past would have stopped by Starbucks for a grande latte to enjoy as I watched. Today I fired up the Keurig again and made my own cup of coffee. Added a Tbsp of skim milk. Took my travel mug to the game. Now I know Starbucks can fit into an eating plan but it was not where I wanted calories to go today. I prefer to chew my calories these days. So for me it was a win.



NANCYPAT1
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10/13/12 8:15 P

I just cannot ignore your comment that throwing the licorice in the trash was a LITTLE thing. It is a symptom of a MUCH bigger thing - it is a symptom of you making a choice and a decision with your BRAIN and not your initial gut feeling. I had one of those issues this week - Krispy Kreme doughnuts were delivered this week at school - fund raiser. I had planned how I would deal with them in advance but I did NOT plan for the secretary giving my aides and me a dozen of them. With four of us, that meant we each got 3 - I did NOT want to eat them and so after taking them, I ate 1/2 of one so I was participating in the gift and not being a spoil sport - the others, I simply put behind my desk and after the others left for the day, I tossed them in the trash. To me those LITTLE things really are the ones that make the difference. I figure I was 2 1/2 doughnuts to the good that day - calculating the calories of those showed me that it was a BIG deal. I love your reminder of the pregnancy eating - when I was pregnant 46 years ago, I only gained 15 pounds and I ate PERFECTLY, corn on the cob with NO BUTTER OR SALT (who ever heard of such nonsense?), fresh veggies and fruits, really a HEALTHY lifestyle - I would never have gained more than double my weight on the day my son was born, weighing in at 9 pounds 12 ounces, if I had continued to "MAKE EVERY CALORIE COUNT" and take as good care of MY body as I did for my precious baby. At my highest weight, I weighed about 20 pounds more than DOUBLE my full-term pregnancy weight. Something to think about isn't it??



GEKMTN
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10/13/12 6:39 P

A little bit bigger win as of late was when my hubby said that he wanted wendy's for dinner. Even though I cooked whole wheat spagehetti for dinner. I drove through and ordered him dinner. And when I said that was it.... he asked "what about you?" I told him I had dinner at the house... Even though the fries smelled amazing. I didn't give in... I didn't even steal his fries when we got home. Woo hoo for me. Anybody else wanna share their most current little (yet big) win?



ORODEO73
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10/5/12 10:50 A

At my work, we have snacks in the main hallway and my department always keeps candy on the main tables. Well, one of those tables is in perfect view of my desk. So, I have to walk past all these things several times a day. I just keep walking and telling myself I don't like what is there. I figured if I tell myself that enough, I will one day believe it. Also, I keep my sugar free options in my desk. My win at work is being able to get through our cook outs on some Fridays.

good job and good luck to you!



GEKMTN
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10/4/12 9:00 P

So I thought back to when I was pregnant and how I was so concerned with what I was feeding my little one.... I followed a very conscience diet. And my nutritionalist was my accountability partner. Her advice was to make EVERY calorie count.... My whole pregnancy I only gained 15#. So I have decided to use that technique. Today (day 1) I walked into the breakroom and low and behold licorice was on one of the tables... I ate my snack and then grabbed a piece of the licorice... as I was walking back to my desk.... I asked myself... Am I eating this for a purpose? The answer was "no". So I tossed it into the nearest trash can. I know it is not the greatest win... but it is a win. How does everyone else stay motivated on a day to day basis? and/or what was your newest "big win" of the day?



 
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