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I'm compiling a list of indulgences when I need that delightful feeling but in a healthy way. Please comment with suggestions!

Simple Pleasures/ Self Soothers:
~~phone a friend for a quick chat (used when I was reaching for an apple/almonds, realized I was not hungry but had the first day of class jitters, called my friend instead of gnawing on the apple to relieve my jitters).
~~take a bath (luxurious and staves off late night eating)
~~Read @ the library (never ...
I'm compiling a list of indulgences when I need that delightful feeling but in a healthy way. Please comment with suggestions!

Simple Pleasures/ Self Soothers:
~~phone a friend for a quick chat (used when I was reaching for an apple/almonds, realized I was not hungry but had the first day of class jitters, called my friend instead of gnawing on the apple to relieve my jitters).
~~take a bath (luxurious and staves off late night eating)
~~Read @ the library (never done that before. Usually the library is just a quick stop. but I live near enough to go there for 10 minutes while I wait out a craving to see if it's something I really want. Great idea- especially because it's so cold. Thanks Thinronna!).
~~do my nails


2/2/14
I also started to weigh in backwards so I don't know how much I weigh at the dietitians. I'm focusing on sticking to my food plan, making sure each meal lasts at least 20 minutes (very challenging for me as I'm always on the go).

So I'm altering my rewards list from 'pounds lost' to sticking to the meal plan 6/7 days of the week or 18/21 meals of the weekly section of the meal plan.

1/30-2/4~ fabulous new sneakers
2/5-2/11~
2/12-2/18~ primer/foundation
2/19-2/25~MONTH STUCK TO PLAN buy a laptop
2/26-3/4~
3/5-3/11~ 2 WEEK PRIZE start laser treatment__Stuck to plan for 12/14 days or 36/42 meals
3/12-3/18~
3/19-3/25~laser treatment??
3/26-4/1~
4/2-4/8~laser treatment??
passover. mindful eating. maintain.
4/24-4/30
5/1-5/7 laser treatment??
5/8- 5/14
5/15-5/21 laser treatment??
5/22-5/28
5/29-6/5 laser treatment.

123~GO SOMEPLACE NEW (Europe)

8/27/2013

Thank you to all my sparkfriends who are always there for me.

It's almost September- the start of a new year.
This past year was quiet- but altering. I learnt to take a step back, not to overburden my schedule and thereby allow myself to take care of me.

This allowed me to realize a few things. I figured out that I'm going to major in Business (and not double major with education) and then pursue a master degree in Museum Studies/Education.

17.5 pounds to goal. This is the year.

Focusing on talking slowly and clearly as I'll be leading tours.

Joined a gym nearby. Focusing on weight training.
Seeing a nutritionist in October.
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Member Since: 8/23/2012

My Goals:
February:

Book ENT/Gyno appointments.

Love/be kind to myself & change thoughts when judging myself (and others) harshly.

Spend an hour a day focused on talking s-l-o-w-l-y.

Go on long walks (3 miles) 2-5 times a week.

JM 30 day shred! started 1/7/14

Follow nutrition plan


My Program:
Food:
Make each meal last 20 minutes.
Notice the textures of food with all 5 senses.
Rate my hunger level before and after each meal.
Meal Plan: 4-5 carbs, 4-5 fats, 3 serving of protein (@3-4 oz), lots of veggies, 100 calorie indulgence.


the constant realization my emotional eating comes from being tired, bored, stressed out and taking steps to rectify these sources instead of just the symptom (eating).

Set an alarm for 10 P.M. to get ready for bed.

Keep on the inspiration from MWF seeking BFF to keep busy

Destressing by relaxing WITHIN exercise: stopping while biking to lay beneath a tree, going on the swings after a walk/jog, journal texting to sort my thoughts. Also by taking charge and doing the things that I'm avoiding (actually study instead of stressing about it...)


Personal Information:
assistant preschool teacher, museum intern, undergraduate student.

5'3.5, aiming toward a svelte figure, magical 20's

lover of art, history, books, travel, chassidic philosophy.

a modern elf unlocking the magic of the world.

Other Information:
MoTiVAtION:
160's
155- DONE
149.9- pedicure DONE
145-10% LOST= FIGURE SKATES/go horseback riding DONE
143-Massage DONE
140- buy new nail polish/ get manicure DONE
138- healthy BMI~~ Newsies on Broadway DONE!!!
135- makeup
133- fabulous new sneakers
130- facial
127-buy a laptop
125-go to a comedy show
123-GO SOMEPLACE NEW (Europe)

6/19/13
fitness goals /rewards:
Run a 5k (run/jog for forty minutes)- buy running gadget
do a 5 minute plank- huge ball for computer chair
learn to skate (crossovers, turns, stops).
bike to Manhattan.

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JENNYMARIEC
2/2/2014 10:17:41 PM

Thanks for your comment on my page! I love having colorful meals because that means I'm getting a great variety! Congrats on your weight loss...you are doing great!



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MANDY_CANDY
2/2/2014 9:40:10 PM

Thanks for your response! Yeah, I totally can't afford a dietitian without insurance so knowing that's the route you took makes me feel like it might be something I can make happen. I guess I'll still ask my doctor for a recommendation, but I'm definitely going to take a look at the site you mentioned. And google is a great idea - you're right that this type of medical professional really needs to be on top of things. I'll keep you posted and thanks again for the information :)



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MANDY_CANDY
2/2/2014 2:25:20 PM

Thanks for the encouragement! If you don't mind my asking, were you referred to a dietitian by your primary doctor, or did you just pick one from your health insurance site (or are you paying for it out of pocket)? I have an appointment with a new doctor on the 17th so I'm going to ask him about it then but I wanted to get your perspective as well, if possibly. Anyway, thanks again!



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KATWELL88
1/29/2014 8:25:00 AM

Helloo there..
So glad you drop onto my blog... on dealing with boggarts. I just briefly reading thought a couple of your blos.... (wow your busy... Also would be good idea to slow down a bit)
I hope to hear a repley when you get a chance.. i am bit busy with hogwarts.. Have a high rocky mountain day (John denver) emoticon
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STRI23
1/18/2014 4:33:58 AM

How's the Shred going? I tried using a chair as a squat helper and it worked great. I'm always a little scared of throwing my back out or just messing it up (sciatic issues), so the chair made me feel more secure.



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