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First Blog and Confession and Revelation

Friday, July 19, 2013

I have not written a blog in two years, so in my book that counts as a first blog. Reading other blogs frequently helps me. Some blogs inspire, some make me laugh, some give me good tips, and others give me the opportunity to give. I am always so satisfied when I encourage other people in their goals. I hope that through my blog I can help others as well.

Now to the confession... right now, anyway, what I am going to confess is my fears. I have lost 20 pounds in 10 years. I am proud of that accomplishment. I am happy with my healthy lifestyle, and I am happy that I am happy with my healthy lifestyle, if that makes sense. Fears? I'm afraid I'll lose it all. That I'll gain it all back. I see so many overweight women in their 30s and 40s, and I think, "What's to keep me from being like them in a few years?They were probably thinner when they were younger, too." I'm already so busy, with good things mind you, that I find it nearly impossible to exercise. So maybe I'll get too busy to eat well? To even care? To just say, "What the heck, I can eat doughnuts for breakfast." I really, really don't want that to happen. I don't want to gain weight back. Now or ever.

Now that I got that off my chest, I want to point out one thing that works for me. I absolutely love how I can view my food diaries from past weeks easily. I see that my best eating days include a healthy breakfast. If I don't have breakfast in the morning, my eating for the day inevitably stinks. I need to keep that in mind.

Well, even though I had a bad veg-out last night (I logged my weight anyway, even though I know I didn't gain 2 pounds) I am feeling better now. I want to be healthy within my body, and a healthy relationship with the food I eat.

Have a good weekend!

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DEATHY13 7/21/2013 11:54PM

  emoticon The fact that it scares you that you'll gain the weight and your using spark people now tells me that you'll either maintain or you'll keep losing but either way you'll do great.

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PHEBESS 7/21/2013 8:36AM

    I think if you build healthy habits now, it makes it easier to maintain those habits as you get older - and thus maintain the healthier lifestyle, and keep the weight off as you get older.

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LAMOURA 7/20/2013 7:09PM

    Nope I say this would never happen to you...you fear it to much and you take the time to care for yourself...and that feeling will never go away and thus it won't happen to you!! emoticon (and this I get just by reading this blog!!)

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SONICB 7/19/2013 12:21PM

    I'm not big on blogging here either, but it's good to get your thoughts out every now and then. emoticon

It is scary to think about what's down the road 10, 20 years from now. But know that you are well equipped with knowledge about how to live a healthy lifestyle! That puts you a step ahead of the rest.

Since it sounds like you are pressed for time because you are busy, it is worth looking into exercises you can fit into any part of your day (e.g. calf raises & squats while you're brushing your teeth, wall push-ups and standing up to stretch every half-hour or so while you're at work). The small stuff adds up!

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MJREIMERS 7/19/2013 11:31AM

    emoticon to the team. It sounds it's right were you need to be. I can understand your fears, but the longer you keep the weight off and feel good, the better you should feel. I'm almost 46 and have kept 40 lbs off for over 2 years.

Yes, breakfast is so very important. Even if it's toast with peanut butter, it's necessary. I'm glad you are discovering this.

I'm glad you are here and I hope to get to know you better. I hope that you find what you are looking for.

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PATTYR81 7/19/2013 10:38AM

    Reading your blog has helped me!


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RENATA144 7/19/2013 10:26AM

  Welcome back !!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Lost Another 2 Pounds!

Friday, April 06, 2012

What's up Spark Universe! A smaller me is reporting before the weekend. I'm not only 1.5 pounds away from my goal. So close...yet so far.

Now that I'm following this new eating plan I'm feeling good about my food intake. I know I'll get flack for this, but I'm not logging what I eat anymore. I have a chart on my fridge that I check off when I eat. So when I eat 4 oz. protein, 8 oz veggies, and 4 oz of carbs, I check that off for one meal. To do that and log on here is just obsessive, so this is the method I'm sticking with for now. But don't worry, with all of the other great resources SP offers, I'll be sticking around.

Enjoy the weekend!

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ILOVEROSES 4/8/2012 10:12AM

    emoticonon your loss and getting soo close to your goal! emoticon emoticon
Ania from Australia

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It's Been Awhile

Monday, April 02, 2012

Hey Spark Universe, it's been awhile.

I am happy to say that it hasn't been awhile for logging, now that I've been doing daily. It's just been awhile since I blogged. Well, there has been a big change, a big positive change, in my eating. Let me elaborate.

So I am pretty sure that I said in a blog or two ago that I met with someone from a local organization called Soveya. This organization was established and is currently run by a wonderful couple, both of whom used to be overweight and overcame their obesity. Even though I am not overweight, let alone obese, my food obsession and overall unhealthy relationship with food finally got to me. ENOUGH I said. Well, I said in my head (that rhymes!).

It's been a week, and I feel great. The program Soveya puts you on requires you to eat about 2 pounds of veggies a day. Two pounds! Holy moly. I eat veggies, protein (including peanut butter! I diet that includes peanut butter?!), carbs... Yum. I'm never hungry and never feel deprived. That being said, I don't eat processed carbs (basically any kind of flour) or processed sugar (basically anything sweet other than fruit), but because I am eating so much other food I really don't mind.

I've been eating great and feeling great, so I basically can't complain. I'll weigh in this Friday and let you guys know what's up!


Things I am Greatful For

Monday, March 19, 2012

1. My husband

2. My unbelievably cute baby girl

3. My mom, dad, and sister

4. My friends

5. My apartment

6. My husband's job

7. My job

8. Weighing under 140 (and maintaining that since my daughter's birth - 11/10/10)

9. My religion

10. Spark People

Thanks to everyone out there!

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DSHRUBS3 3/19/2012 10:49AM

    You have lots of great things in your life!! Glad to see that spark is on the list!! emoticon

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Another Week

Friday, March 16, 2012

Well, I have had a pretty interesting week. Well, I should qualify that statement by saying that this week was emotionally interesting, rather than eventfully interesting.

Last weekend the eating was pretty, pretty, pretty bad. I ate about, oh, I don't know, half a chocolate babka? For those of you who don't know what a babka is, don't find out. For those of you who do know what babka is, you know my pain.

I decided that I needed help. I was sick of repeating this ridiculous weekend food orgie and needed to meet with someone who was going to help me overcome this. I consequently made an appointment with a certified nutrition counselor to get some help. I told her that I need help mostly with getting over my obsession with food rather than education about what's healthy. I am going to start my official appointments in about a week and a half. I am going to be following a fairly strict eating regimen, but I am hoping it will take some of the stress away from wondering what I should be eating.

This week I was good, though, and either was within my calorie range or below. Normally I do not like to be so far below my calorie range, but after last weekend I don't feel too bad. Also, it's not like I was intentionally starving myself as much as I just wasn't hungry.

In other events, I signed up for a 5k and started training! I am debating whether or not I should invest in good shoes. They are just so expensive, and who has $100 lying around for shoes? Well, some people do, obviously, but not moi.

Anyway, let's plan for a good weekend! Like they say, if you fail to plan, you plan to fail.

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DSHRUBS3 3/16/2012 1:11PM

    That is kind of exciting to be meeting with the nutrion counselor. I hope it helps and gives you the tools you need.

As far as the shoes. Investing in a good pair of shoes is a great idea. See if you like running and want to keep doing it. If so, I would save up for a good pair.

Hope you have a great weekend!!

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