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CANCELLING OUT MY DID NOT DO'S. DAY 86

Monday, March 22, 2010

YOU CAN'T LOSE WEIGHT AND KEEP IT OFF WITHOUT CHANGING YOURSELF!

Okay, the birthday weekend is over and I have 2 more weeks until Easter to fulfill my goal of giving up sweets. I knew the birthday was going to be a stumbling block in the sweets category and I was right. Now that I've taken care of that stumbling block, it is time to negate the did not do's. Here they are:

I did not do:

Nutrition Tracking
Water Drinking
No sweet eating
5 fruits/veg a day
walking the dog (hubby did)

I started over today with nutrition tracking and eating a sensible breakfast. I have a late appmt today at 3:00 where I have a long drive to and from so I'll take my water and an apple. Hopefully I can get the dog walk in. The secret to success when you fall off the wagon is to get back on it as soon as possible. Here I go!

  
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4DOGNIGHT 3/22/2010 6:01PM

    THanks all.

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LUCILEELIZABETH 3/22/2010 5:25PM

    Yay!!!! Glad you are back on the wagon, Carol. Today is Day 3-in-a-row for me walking 30 minutes a day. I leave the dog at home because right now, I need a stress-free walk. I ordered an Illusion Collar from the dog whisperer's website. We'll see how that works. I hate having to watch her walking-behavior like a hawk in order to keep her from trying to lead me.

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SPUNKYDUCKY 3/22/2010 2:03PM

    Great way to get back in there. Leave the past in the past and keep looking forward!

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KASEYCOFF 3/22/2010 12:18PM

    You betcha, kiddo! I read a blog from another Sparker who makes a point of taking two positive steps forward for any slips. I really like that idea, and am cribbing it off of her - rather than assume I will eventually make up the shortfall by averaging two forward for any one step back, I am planning for 'what to do in the eventuality': slips will happen, either allowed for (like birthdays) or by accident. But if you have a plan in place for dealing with them, you can get back on track and feel good about taking those deliberate positive steps. Thinks me. :-)

p.s. Y'know, if your birthday didn't fall in Lent... lol...

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TX.PATRICIA 3/22/2010 9:04AM

    You can do it!!!

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A SHORT BLOG! DAY 85

Sunday, March 21, 2010

YOU CAN'T LOSE WEIGHT AND KEEP IT OFF WITHOUT CHANGING YOURSELF!

I had a great birthday weekend. After giving up sweets for Lent and doing without for weeks, I binged for sure. Hubby bought me a 3 layer cake from my favorite bakery and shared half of it with his co-workers. He and I managed to kill the other half in 2 days! It was delicious and I knew I wouldn't rest until it was gone. Then I decided I wanted an ice cream mud pie for when my son and granddaughter and grandson, Mom-in-law and my sister and her husband came over this afternoon. It was made with an oreo cookie crust and chocolate and vanilla ice creams and fudge sauce. That is all gone too and now it is back to eating sensibly again and no sweets for the rest of Lent. But, what do I do with the rest of the vanilla Blue Bell Ice Cream left in the freezer? I have been known to eat ice cream out of the box. Ice cream and peanut butter, a deadly combo. Pray for me! until tomorrow!

  
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FOOFIT1 3/22/2010 8:42PM

    You could throw out the ice cream, but I've always been one of those people who can't seem to do that... I always try to give away treats that I don't want to eat. I try to feed them to my husband or give them to coworkers. Maybe if someone stops by the house you could offer it to them? Just some suggestions!

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4DOGNIGHT 3/22/2010 8:40AM

    Thanks all!

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MARENAMOO 3/22/2010 7:34AM

    Throw it out - it will get all icy by the time Lent is over. Or you could write yourself a note and leave it in the container. Happy Birthday to you!

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RITAROSE 3/22/2010 7:03AM

  Good news---today is a brand new start! Make good choices to get yourself back on your program full tilt! Happy belated birthday!! emoticon emoticon

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KASEYCOFF 3/22/2010 5:12AM

    A REAL friend would come over and take it off your hands. Um... I forgot where you live--? lol...

Seriously, I would have to throw it out. Thrifty nature or no thrifty nature, I would HAVE to. In fact, I take that back: I would have to get my Hubby to do it. It would be too difficult for me to without standing there, spoon in hand, 'Just one more bite before I toss it.'

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BARBARAROCKSIT 3/21/2010 10:44PM

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LJCANNON 3/21/2010 8:46PM

    Hide the ice cream in the back of the freezer, behind the frozen veggies.
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Or you could have the ice cream, but only AFTER you have a healthy snack. I keep peeled Grapefruit in the fridge for just such occasions. Once you eat the Grapefruit, you really aren't that tempted by sweet stuff................or Pizza emoticon emoticon

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BACK TO THE GRIND! DAY 84

Saturday, March 20, 2010

YOU CAN'T LOSE WEIGHT AND KEEP IT OFF WITHOUT CHANGING YOURSELF!

I got up this morning and I had to go over to a church to judge a table decorating contest and then I was off to my walk//run exercise. Our group has dwindled to about 10 women, I suppose the others are doing for themselves but will be back. I was the oldest but certainly not the last. I finished my run/walk before 2 younger women and a 52 year old who was last. Then I continued to walk another quarter mile to cool off. If only I didn't dislike the running part as much as I do. Hopefully it will come. Then I came home and had a piece of birthday cake for a snack. Hubby got me one yesterday and it is so delicious. The cake was still warm when he picked it up and beautifully decorated. My grandkids are coming over on Sunday so instead of a cake, I suggested an ice cream pie that was on the front of Woman's Day magazine and is made with oreo cookies and whipped cream on top. When this is all gone, it's back in the saddle again for me. In the meantime, I will continue to eat healthy when I can.

I have to spend some time cleaning today just to clear off a space on the table. When I was experimenting with medication reduction in january, that episode put me behind in every aspect of my life. Thus, it is now all running together, business, personal and pleasure. I will attempt to get some sort of handle on it. My friend Pat is going to New york next week for a few days and she says when she gets back, she is going to come and help me organize my files in my office. That would be so nice. I sold some roman shades to a client last week and I cannot remember what the fabric looks like or what it is. I have never done that in all of my career. I will have to clean out my car to find the right book. I just remembered, I'm supposed to be at a clients in 15 minutes to deliver 3 pictures. Guess I better get organized with it.

Until tomorrow.

  
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IPATRICIA 3/20/2010 5:25PM

    I think it's emoticonwhat you are doing and achieving!

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FOOFIT1 3/20/2010 3:05PM

    I've been running for years and still don't like it much! I enjoy the way it makes me feel afterward, getting out in the sunshine, and chatting with a running partner (when I have one!). Even if you never end up liking the act of running, I bet you'll find the other parts about it that you love and can't live without! And perhaps you'll find some other exercise along the way that you *do* love!

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KASEYCOFF 3/20/2010 12:38PM

    I'm thinking about getting vertical blinds here in my office / library. Wish you lived near ME! :-)

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LUCILEELIZABETH 3/20/2010 12:04PM

    I can soooooooo relate to all of this . . . not enjoying the running, needing to clear off a surface, disorganization brought on by experimenting with medication reduction, forgetting, and thoroughly enjoying birthday treats. Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Sharon

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A MILESTONE BIRTHDAY! DAY 83

Friday, March 19, 2010

YOU CAN'T LOSE WEIGHT AND KEEP IT OFF WITHOUT CHANGING YOURSELF!

Today is a milestone birthday for me! I'm 62, eligible for social security. I'm applying for my check now, while there is still money left in the coffers. My only request is dinner out and to see my grandchildren sometime this weekend. It's a beautiful sunny day in Florida!

I've just been reading some notes and comments from my Spark friends and I just wanted to say thank you. It is so nice to have supportive friends on this site who have the same faults and challenges and aren't afraid to step up to the plate and help someone else. Kudos to all of you!

I think I'll just take a break from blogging today and just enjoy myself! Tomorrow!

  
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GRAMECLM 3/20/2010 12:15PM

    I'm 2 days late but Happy Birthday! The 60's are wonderful!

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SNORFSNORKEL 3/19/2010 10:47PM

    Happy Birthday!

I admire your persistance on your journey.

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Just stay within your limits, and if you should exceed them, get back on the wagon!

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SCARLETTMH 3/19/2010 10:00PM

    Happy Birthday! emoticon emoticon

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LUCILEELIZABETH 3/19/2010 6:59PM

    Happy, happy 62nd birthday, Carol!!! Enjoy your celebrations!
Sharon

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SILVER1369 3/19/2010 5:37PM

    Happy Birthday!! Hope all your wishes come true!!

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KASEYCOFF 3/19/2010 12:33PM

    I can't believe I needed a reminder!

HBD2U
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HBDdearCarol
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...and mannnnnnnnnny morrrrrrrrrrrrrrrre!

Be glad you only hear me in 'type,' not for real, lol... Can't carry a tune with a stout bucket! emoticon

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FOOFIT1 3/19/2010 11:35AM

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Enjoy that social security. I'm pretty sure it will be GONE by the time I reach 62!

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Happy Birthday to You!!

Hope your day is wonderful!

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CAROLYNVIL 3/19/2010 9:43AM

    Happy Birthday from another person from Fla.. enjoy your day, It is beautiful today. carolyn

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APRILLSCOTT 3/19/2010 9:37AM

    Happy birthday!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GINA7249 3/19/2010 8:53AM

    happy birthday happy birthday too u

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IPATRICIA 3/19/2010 8:52AM

    Happy Birthday, and may this year be the best one yet. emoticon

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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BRYNSHIPE 3/19/2010 8:43AM

    Happy Birthday! Enjoy yourself and savor the beautiful day. My parents live in Florida, my husband is an active duty Air Force officer, and I also have a doxie! Keep up the good work! emoticon

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St. PATRICK'S PIG OUT! DAY 82

Thursday, March 18, 2010

YOU CAN'T LOSE WEIGHT AND KEEP IT OFF WITHOUT CHANGING YOURSELF!

Last night we attended a St. Patrick's Day Party and everyone was supposed to bring something. We brought green plastic cups but the rest of the food was delicious and varied. This is the first time in 82 days that I pigged out and had whatever I wanted including green beer and cookies. Had a stressful day and I didn't even go near my nutrition tracker. I even had a shake and a sandwich before I went but there was homemade lumpia and eggrolls, fresh fried, spinach dip, assorted dips, wings, etc. etc. And it was so good and this is really hubby's Rotary event and his buddies and some of the wives kind of ignore me so I just ate and mingled. I had 3 big soft sugar cookies with green and white icing and they were so good! But I didn't eat a brownie or a piece of cake or any other dessert, just the cookies which I covet. Anyway, I don't even feel bad and today is a new day with a fresh start and I had oatmeal.

You know what, it's okay. I can pig out once every 82 days as long as I go back to the healthy eating mode the next day. Which I am doing. Another thing I discovered, I had a tsp of brown sugar on my oatmeal this morning and it only added 11 calories but it was a natural food. Why eat one of those skinny packets when you can have 11 calories of real brown sugar? I think that is a problem with american food manufacturers. THey invented all of this no fat, low fat, calorie free food which makes us think we can eat more. Back in the 60's everyone was into saccharin. Were people fat and obese before that? Can you think of how many of your friends were overweight? I was a big girl but I wasn't fat. At 16 I lost 20 pounds to become 130 and I was really thin. But I was still bigger than all my friends, taller and a bigger frame so I could never be a size anything less than a 10.

Back to Rotary, hubby has been a member for 20 years and there are many other men and their wives who have been participating all that time as well. There is a certain group of women who kind of just ignore me. Of course I own a business and I am a famous interior decorator around here, been published, etc. but I am a quiet kind of shy person myself. I might as well be a fly on the wall to some of these women. Anyway, I always make a point to welcome new people, especially the wives, because I know what it is like to feel out of place. It's just kind of silly. Hubby thinks they are all insecure as well and just stick together. Probably true.

Yes, I have been published, in fact I even had a bathroom published on the front cover of a WIndow Fashions Magazine! Right now, you can read about my military experience if you go to www.emeraldladiesjournal.com and I'm on page 39. Proud of it. Tomorrow.

  
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4DOGNIGHT 3/20/2010 8:36AM

    thANKS EVERYONE!

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KASEYCOFF 3/19/2010 6:19PM

    You are absolutely right - you certainly ARE allowed to pig out occasionally, and if you do only once every 82 days, that's not even 5 times per year. All things in moderation - including depriving yourself. So enjoy the occasional 'pigout' guiltfree! :-D

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LSDALOIA 3/18/2010 9:26PM

    I really enjoyed learning more about you in the article. You are an amazing woman, with lots of interesting stories and incredible talant. Too bad the other folks at the event can't see what I do.

I'm glad you ate what you liked, instead of eating out of stress. I sure love lumpia, but can't find it here in Texas!

I agree with you on the fake sweetners. I am switching from stevia to sugar.

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IPATRICIA 3/18/2010 4:40PM

    It is allowed to eat and drink until the cows come home on St.Patrick's Day. emoticon

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NPAUL929 3/18/2010 10:16AM

    You comment about the food manufactures inventing no fat, low-fat, calorie free food so that we think we can eat more should be more like "they invented it SO WE WILL EAT MORE". I remember reading an article several years ago about how the marketing for the food industry determines what product(s) will be the focus for the upcoming year. Ever notice how one year we hear and read about the benefit of blueberries, then its coconut oil is the greatest thing,etc.? And with each announcement there are products to go along with the so-called miracle ingredient.

Good blog. I am glad you enjoyed your cookies and don't feel bad about it. I, too, have been enjoy some foods that I know are not the best for me - I hope I can be like you and get back on track soon.

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APRILLSCOTT 3/18/2010 9:41AM

    I agree with you about the pig out day! I know you had a good time and hope you are on track again today! When I was in school my Anatomy and Physiology professor gave us an article or paper he wrote about the different sugar substitutions. He was total against them and what they did to your health. The article or paper was at least 10 pages long and two pages of it was about disease and problems that they can cause with your health. It was something I could not believe! I try to avoid them as much as possible even being diabetic I try to stick to my water. No sodas with the stuff in them. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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