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So I changed the title of the homepage...

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

...I needed to add 'why don't I just do it!' I got it figured out, and I always lose weight when I follow it, but I can't seem to keep it going for more than a week or two-UGH! My 'mini' goals are always related to this, journal for more than 3 days, follow a 'plan' for more than one week...Excuses is all it is. I just took a week off, didn't journal or even check the site much, only to catch an interesting article or two, but I'm so mad at myself! And get this, I'm getting sick of fruits and veggies, of which I've always loved!! (my problem is I eat too many desserts in addition to my fruits and veggies ;) What does one do when they find they are sick of healthy foods!?!? I'm just going to leave this post at that. I suppose I could put it out on a message board and see what others have come up with and in the meantime, I'm going to try to get positive again! I know God does not want me obsessing over this, but it's so difficult when it's the one thing in my life that I feel I've never been able to get much of a handle on....

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RAPPLEART 2/12/2011 11:35PM

    I totally sympathize with you. It's so tough to keep going longer than a few weeks.

I don't think I can offer better advice than Nelliec, but I'm glad to see that you've found some sort of help. We've all been in your situation (and if someone says they haven't, they're lieing).

But I think you'll make it. Realizing your mistake is a big part of the battle. Admitting it is an even bigger part. Just keep working on the fix stage and I have no doubt you'll reach your goal before you even notice :D

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5READYTOGO 7/3/2010 1:36PM

    Thank you Nelliec, your post is very supportive and right on! I believe you hit it head on when you said I need to concentrate on only one thing right now. I think I got overwhelmed by trying to be 'perfect' in all areas and burnt out and frustrated when I lost motivation. This week I'm really trying to just concentrate on exercise because when I don't keep up on that, my entire being goes south! I'm making it a point to walk my dog every day, which she'll love! and 4 days into it, I'm already feeling better! emoticon

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NELLIEC 7/1/2010 7:30PM

    Well, since what the goal is translates into a lifestyle change, then I suppose that you might think of the babysteps in that direction. Too many desserts? Either cut down on the number of desserts or cut the portions smaller. Just concentrate on whatever one thing you decide is most important for your lifestyle change until it is thoroughly a habit. Then on to the next!

As for being sick of healthy foods -- that is a toughie! Are you getting enough variety, so you don't feel you are eating the same thing over and over?

But the thing is, this isn't something that someone else can solve for you other than offering suggestions. This is something you think about and then make a decision that you can live with -- FOREVER. If it can't be lived with, then it is not a lifestyle change.

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quick and confident

Sunday, June 06, 2010

First I want to say Thank You to those who have posted comments. I never really thought about anyone reading these, but everyone who has left a comment has been so supportive!! You SparkPeople are great! :)

Just a quick post today. My family and I went away for the weekend and normally that turns into a 'food' disaster for me! Eating on the road is tough, and eating at others' homes or restaurants can be equally challenging! But, I feel like I made great choices, (Subway veggie on the road), watched my portions, got some exercise (even if only on the Wii while it rained!) It is a good baby step toward feeling more confident and knowing that trips don't have to mean throwing good eating out the mini van window!

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NELLIEC 6/7/2010 4:55PM

    Sounds like you did very well!!!

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Restaurant surprise

Sunday, May 30, 2010

So my wonderful friends decided to take me out for an early birthday dinner last night, and that was so nice of them! Earlier we had planned to go to this relatively healthy restaurant and I had the dinner all planned into my tracker and I was excited.
Last minute, they changed the restaurant-AHHHH! But, I stayed calm. The restaurant wasn't in my food searh, so I tried the best I could-(at a steak house!) I ate a roll, with no butter, a small house salad, and for dinner I ordered bbq chicken, and a plain sweet potato. While having to endure the waiters teasings that I didn't order steak at a steakhouse, or anything on the potato, I thought I did well. This morning I found the nutrion information online....bbq chicken 512 calories!!!! (That was what my entire dinner would've been at the other restaurant!) Who knew someone could pack that many calories into a small piece of chicken with minimal sauce on it!! Anyway, that bad boy turned into a 1300+ calorie dinner.

Like my last post, where I again got taken by surprise over total calories, I guess this is another lesson learned. It was great to go out with friends, so I'll have to really 'behave' all week, but I'm thinking this upcoming birthday is going to cause me some frustration!

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    Well at least you tried; sometimes life thwarts our best attempts.

I heard someone from weight watchers say, "That's in the past now. So count it as vegetable and forget it." Ha! I couldn't believe a WW leader said that. But the point is well taken.

If we ONLY ate bad on life's special occasions, we wouldn't be in the mess we're in now. So don't worry about it; it was only once. Look at the stuff that is in your control in the present, and focus there.

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TCICHOWSKI 5/30/2010 10:33AM

    It is difficult to eat out, especially when you're tracking calories. I've been there before when I thought I was making healthy choices only to find out I totally blew it! emoticon The important thing, in my opinion, is that the intention to eat well was there! Mindset is SO important! Best of luck to you this week and in the future! emoticon

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GRRARRGH 5/30/2010 9:43AM

    It's so hard at restaurants. At least now you know. I always try to look up in the nutrition before I go out, too, and it's really difficult when you can't find the info you need.

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REACHBRENDA_2 5/30/2010 9:12AM

    It is so hard to always keep on track. So just work out harder and a little extra.

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Not dissapointed...

Monday, May 24, 2010

Ok, so I had such high hopes for this page. I was going to record my 'plan' which I'm so happy to have gotten put together, and have been so motivated, but as is life, I have hardly found time to get on here to log in, let alone make any comments. Well, here goes. Today I ate almost my entire days worth of calories at dinner, Ouch! The worst part is, I wasn't even in 'crazy' mode, just hungry, and I love pizza, if I would've recorded the pizza before I ate it and saw how fast those calories added up, I wouldn't of done it! It shows exactly why my big plan has been working so well. Not rocket science, I just make myself pre-plan the next day's food, make sure my calories are in line, and then follow it. Sounds so eay, yet it's taken me YEARS to figure this out! (More on that another time :) Anyway, I'm not dissapointed. I've got a new outlook, and today will help ensure I am the slowest loser ;) I'm going to pre-plan tomorrow (by the way, I only had today planned up to dinner...) and follow it, just as I have been the past two weeks, and not let this drag me down! But, I have learned, no matter how busy I get, at least until I can refine some bad habits, I need to make it a priority to keep disciplined!

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5READYTOGO 5/25/2010 8:30AM

    Thank You all for the support! I'm super motivated still, and at this point, just really happy that this didn't get me down! That's a real accomplishment for me. :) Good luck to you as well!

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PAMAPPLE 5/24/2010 11:33PM

    The spark meal plan is easy to follow and has a grocery list that you can print out, and it gets you into a habit of eating healthy. When I'm not following the SP menu, I try to track each meal after I eat it and find if I need to eat low cal, lowfat for dinner, I'll maybe eat a salad with chickpeas and other veggies and reduced fat cheese in it which is a meal in itself. Sounds like you're plan is working for you! emoticon emoticon

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NELLIEC 5/24/2010 11:13PM

    Well, the main thing is to learn from mistakes.

By the way, congrats on your first Spark Blog!

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EXILEORANGE45 5/24/2010 11:04PM

    wow, i know what it feels like, i eat so littel yesterday, thought i eat healthy but blew my calorie intake really fast,..it might not have been pizza i was eatin but its crazy how fast it goes. I cnt wait to get on track more, so far my planning of meals hasent happend, but i have been weighing my food n eating heathier. next shopping trip will be my main meal planner because i plan on takin the pre made shoppin list w. me and stickin to it. emoticon

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