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What I Learned in August

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

1. A McSkillet Burrito is 610 calories and eating one just makes me tired.
2. Four lost pounds in five months does not constitute a lifestyle change.
3. I move more when I wear my pedometer.
4. There is nothing wrong with walking in the rain, and it's always raining in Denmark.
5. I am a terrible meal planner and need to work harder at planning meals.
6. Recording calories after I've eaten them doesn't help reduce what has already gone in my mouth.
7. Structure is good for the entire family.
8. I eat differently when my husband is home.
9. My six-year old is starting to gain weight.
10. Summer never lasts forever in Wisconsin.

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FRENCHYFEVER 8/31/2010 11:17AM

    Sounds like you have a little work to do on some of those, but it's good that you've made this list. It gives you a point of reference as to where you can make improvements. Good luck to you.

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When I Knew I Was Too Fat To Fish

Saturday, May 29, 2010

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I've always felt fat, just like most people do. When I was 140 I wanted to be 120, when I was 160 I wanted to be 140. You know the drill.

The signs that hit reality for me were:

- hitting a 40-D bra size.
- hitting size 18.
- no longer being able to shop at my favorite stores like Chicos.
- getting a "we miss you" card from Chicos.
- realizing from "The Biggest Loser" that my challenge with stairs had nothing to do with bad joints and everything to do with weight.
- when my six-year old told me I had a big butt.
- when my six-year old told me it looked like I had another baby in my belly.
- when it got difficult to tie my shoes.
- hemorrhoids.

I've only lost 4 pounds so far, but already feel better. A little bit of exercise goes a long way and everything in moderation. I love this new lifestyle!

  
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WANDAC2013 5/29/2010 1:08PM

    emoticonCongratulations on your success so far and also your success to come!

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Why I Got Too Fat To Fish

Thursday, May 20, 2010




To the best of my recollection, I've had a pretty good life. If I was in trouble as a child, my Dad said it was because I "didn't think." Pretty accurate.

He also said i was "too damn independent" and didn't want to listen to anyone else. Pretty accurate.

I started to get fat when I lost that independence. Combine that with "not thinking" and pounds pile on pretty quickly.

I married a great man 9 years ago and had a daughter 6 years ago. Prior to that, I lived independently, making my own decisions, eating, travelling, exercising, sleeping, doing pretty much what I wanted, when I wanted, when I could afford it and it didn't affect my job. I had a great job for a good company and was proud of what I accomplished over the 25 years I was in the hospitality industry.

I got married, had a daughter, managed a hotel and a house and a family and an extended family and could no longer eat, travel, exercise, sleep or do anything I wanted when I wanted to. I was being pulled in too many directions and wasn't good at anything. I wasn't the perfect wife or a good mother or the successful manager anymore. Something had to give, so I quit my job.

My husband is extremely successful in international business and travels a great deal for his job. Quitting my job would give me the ability to focus on what was important - family, self, life.

It took me two years to let go of the 24 hour stress level that had consumed and motivated me for 25 years. I walked in circles finding projects to finish and never focused on what was important - controlling my life again. I'm still not there. I don't plan meals, I eat on the run, I don't schedule exercise.

I still have many things controlling my schedule. A husband who still travels extensively, a six-year old who needs me to do things for her CONSTANTLY. A house that needs to be cleaned, an extended family that needs to be kept together, a school that needs volunteers, a lawn that needs maintenance.

I still haven't accepted the opportunity that I have to be in control. My husband doesn't expect me to volunteer 25 hours a week, I'm not restricted from hiring baby sitters - I'm encouraged to do it. I have the ability to focus on me and my health, which will only help my family.

When I turn 60, my daughter will be 17. I want to be here for her graduation, her wedding, maybe the birth of her first child. I have relatives that lived until their late 80s, I have an aunt who just turned 96. I have the ability, I just need to take control. I need to put myself back at the top of the list and give up my spot on the bottom.

No one puts food in my mouth but me. No one forces me to do anything. No one ever has.

I am too damn independent to be the victim any more. No more excuses.

I AM IN CONTROL.

  
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WIDARLING 5/26/2013 12:10PM

    Thanks for sharing. I know the feeling. Have been focusing on the family for years ,now its time for me. You can do this one small step at a time. emoticon

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FITMARY 11/6/2010 9:27AM

    Great blog! Self-imposed pressure can be our biggest stumbling block to getting better and to enjoying our own lives... I'll change if you will. emoticon
Let's do it!

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My New LIFESTYLE on Vacation in a Foreign Country

Monday, May 17, 2010

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Note, I didn't say the "D" word, I said LIFESTYLE!

So, I passed the first test.

Test number two was surviving the two-hour ride to the airport, the two hours in the airport and the eight-hour plane ride. Survival. I actually snacked at Panda Express on mixed vegetables on the trip to the airport - there's a first time for everything!

The first week is over and we've survived the bad weather, several family gatherings and are starting the second week at a hotel... The weather is better and now food decisions are up to me.

I've been good at writing in a "paper" journal, now that I have internet access, I will get that food information transferred for a long-overdue summary!

My goal is still to return home without GAINING. I will be thrilled with that.

  
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ALICIA214 5/17/2010 12:00PM

 

Good for you!!!


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STEELETRYING 5/17/2010 11:54AM

    Hope you have a great time! Sounds like you're starting off well.

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What I Learned in April

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

What I learned in April:

1. That I can gain 4 pounds in one week and it takes me one month to lose it.
2. That if I lose one pound a week I will be at my goal weight by summer, next year.
3. That losing one pound a week makes me feel great and is realistic.
4. That playing ball with my daughter is more fun than sitting in a chair.
5. That a little bit of exercise makes me feel great.
6. That it is easy to track calories using Spark Nutrition.
7. That I don't have to spend an hour on a treadmill to get good physical activity.
8. That I CAN eat breakfast every day and it affects me positively.
9. That the grass gets greener every day.
10. That cancer affects everyone, even the young.

What I will do with what I've learned:

Continue to live every day to the fullest while keeping track of what I eat and find little, positive ways to add more physical activity into my daily routine!


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4DOGNIGHT 5/4/2010 11:28AM

    Great bog! Thanks!

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PEGGYDUC 5/4/2010 11:27AM

  Keep going!!

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